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Anna Maria in search
for city clerk. Page 3 2 builders ordered to stop work
Meetings for a building permit to renovate the prop-
The government calen- i The two red tags are blatant erty in October 2013.
dar. Page 4 violations. Mayor Carmel Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes
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The Islander editorial.
Reader letters. Page 6
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By Mark Young site.


Islander Reporter
Two developers renovating property in
Holmes Beach received stop work orders
when inspections revealed construction
issues, as well as a broader scope of work
being performed than what was permitted by
the city building department.
Construction on properties at 626 Key
Royale Drive and 108 39th St. have come to
a halt. As of press time, one of the owners is
working with the city to resolve the issues
in the stop work order, while the other prop-
erty remains in limbo, according to building
official Tom O'Brien.
Shawn Kaleta is the listed applicant
on the permit for the duplex at 39th Street
behind Skinny's Place. He paid about $1,700


Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti
provides documentation on two construc-
tion sites issued stop work orders. Islander
Photo: Mark Young


The permit was approved based on the
application, but during a December 2013
inspection, the building department found
no foundation and work to the roof that
encompassed 100 percent of the building.
According to O'Brien's report, the origi-
nal structural drawings show a foundation
that is not there.
In an email exchange between O'Brien
and Kaleta attorney Louis Najmy, O'Brien
wrote, "The critical issue is that the work in
place far exceeds the scope indicated on the
documents they submitted for the permit."
O'Brien said the applicant could submit
new plans showing the extent of the pro-
posed work but, until then, "Due to the gross
misrepresentation of the scope of work actu-
ally intended, and due to the lack of proper
engineering investigation and assessment
of the existing foundation conditions, and
due to the lack of documents prepared by
a licensed architect, the building permit is
hereby revoked."
On Jan. 23, O'Brien said Kaleta and
Najmy were expected to begin submitting
the appropriate documents.
The Key Royale property is on hold
while O'Brien awaits further contact from
Kamila Yavalar of Yavalar Built Inc. in Bra-
denton. Leah Marie Enterprises LLC with
a post office box in Anna Maria is listed as
owner on the MCPA website.
The stop work order was issued in
December 2013, when a roof inspection
revealed the contractor removed more of
the original roof than was permitted.
A letter from Yavalar dated Jan. 6 indi-
cated a desire to clear up the issue and move
forward.
At a Jan. 16 work session, Commis-
sioner David Zaccagnino said the city lacks
PLEASE SEE STOP WORK, PAGE 3


MCSO searches for
abandoned boat's owner
A 27-foot Sea Ray cruiser is
beached on the shore at Bean
Point, Anna Maria, and has been
there since Jan. 19, Manatee
County Sh,.i iffs Office Sgt. Paul
Davis said. The MCSO Marine
Unit is attempting to find the reg-
istered owner, Stephen Flores of
SPalmetto, to remove the boat, or it
w will be moved by the marine unit,
Davis said. The marine unit also
will be fining the owner for aban-
doning the vessel and for having
an expired registration. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Steve Trygg


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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It might soon be a case of a diner asking
for dessert before delving into the entree.
A Bradenton Beach homeowner is
seeking a height variance that may soon be
allowed in the city's two mobile home park
zoning districts.
And two-story manufactured homes may
become the new norm.
Bradenton Beach special magistrate Wil-
liam Robinson Jr. heard a variance request
Jan. 22 by the Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc.,
2601 Gulf Drive N., and resident-owner
Doug LeFevre, to elevate a new manufac-
tured home above the 15-foot height limit
for homes in the mobile home-zoned park.
LeFevre wants to remove an existing
home and elevate the foundation before
bringing in a new manufactured home that
would top out at 25 feet. He said his rea-
sons are for safety in the event of a flood and
to meet the city's flood elevation require-
ments.
City planner Alan Garrett, however,
said the city commission plans to study
the current 15-foot height limit for homes
in the mobile home park and would likely
increase it.
Building official Steve Gilbert said none
of the homes in the Sandpiper Resort can be
elevated without a variance because of the
height restriction.
Robinson, however, said any future code
change is "outside the boundaries" of his
duty. He said he is only ruling on the valid-
ity of the variance request.
He said he found it interesting that the
commission is going to consider changing
the height restriction for mobile homes.
Garrett wrote in the staff analysis for the
variance request that the additional height
requested "will not be higher" than the 31
feet allowed homes in other zoning districts
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Anna Maria commissioners OK cell tower lease


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Within the year, Anna Maria visitors and residents
may have improved cellphone service in the city.
If the cell tower comes to fruition, it will have
taken Anna Maria 12 years to contract and construct a
cell tower. Discussion on a tower began in 2002, when
current Mayor SueLynn was serving her first term.
Commissioners at their Jan. 23 meeting unani-
mously approved the land lease to construct the cell
tower at city hall to Florida Tower Partners LLC of
Bradenton.
The impetus for a cell tower was renewed by
former Commissioner Gene Aubry, who said last year
lack of cellphone service is a safety issue in times of
an emergency.
Lack of cellphone service in the city has been a
common complaint, particularly in recent years, as
cellphone usage has increased and people have aban-
doned land lines, Mayor SueLynn said.
Jim Eatrides of FTP has estimated it will take
his company 7-9 months to get the necessary permits
before it presents a site plan and begins the review
process, which includes obtaining building permits
from the city.
"We have to get Federal Communication Commis-
sion approval because Anna Maria is in a flood plain,"
he said.
"But I can say that AT&T and Verizon would like
to be on the tower tomorrow. They call me every week
asking about the Anna Maria tower," Eatrides added.
FTP will use the signed lease and commitments
from wireless carriers as collateral for a mortgage to
construct the tower.
Eatrides told commissioners he'd like to tell the
major carriers that the lease would be signed within
two weeks.
However, upon unanimous approval by the com-
mission, Chair Chuck Webb said the lease could be
signed that evening.


"Then we'll call the carriers tonight and give them
the news," Eatrides said.
Commissioner Carol Carter was concerned that the
tower base conform to the surrounding architecture,
but Webb said those issues will be discussed in the
permitting process.
The tower will be hidden from the public as much
as possible, Eatrides said.
"We're ready to get m, in'1." he added.
In other business, commissioners approved an
application from a group of residents on Cedar and
Mangrove avenues to trim non-native vegetation and
sea grapes in city property fronting their homes at Gulf
Front Park.
Sam Pakbaz, the group spokesperson, said they
have been trimming the non-native vegetation for
years, and now want to work within the recently
adopted landscaping plan for Gulf Park.
Commissioner Doug Copeland, who spearheaded
the park's master plan, said this would be a "test case
to see if the plan works."
Arborist Marc Ebling, who has done work previ-
ously for the city, is in charge of trimming at the park
and public works supervisor George McKay will over-
see the project.
Commissioner Nancy Yetter asked McKay and
Mayor SueLynn to ensure oversight.
"I've been burned before by volunteers doing work
and they ended up doing much more than planned,"
Yetter said.
That won't be the case in Gulf Front Park, Ebling
assured the commission.
Copeland congratulated the group for working
within the Gulf Front Park plan and co-operating with
the city.
"Good job, guys," he told Pakbaz and his wife,
Julie, Martin and Kathie Bloom and Dan and Beth
Riley.
"We're fortunate to have residents paying for work
that the city can't afford. Otherwise, nothing would get


done," Copeland said.
Commissioners also heard the first reading of an
ordinance to reimburse Rex Hagen $50,000 and Pine
Avenue Restoration $9,769. Those were the amounts
due back to the two parties for work at the vacant city
property at Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard.
The donations were withdrawn after the commis-
sion reversed a June 2013 decision to allow parking
at the park.
When the donations are returned, the city becomes
liable for the estimated $40,000 in work already per-
formed at the park and $10,000 to replace electrical
panels, said building official Bob Welch.
Commissioner Dale Woodland was concerned
about where those funds could be found in the budget,
saying he opposes taking from the reserve fund.
Welch said if the city halts special events at the
park, the electrical hookups would not be needed.
"But they are in bad shape and need to be replaced
if we have more events at the park," Welch said.
Woodland asked city treasurer Diane Percycoe to
search through the budget to find items that could be
used to pay Hagen, PAR and the vendors who per-
formed worked at the park.
A second hearing on the repayment plan will be at
6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.
Welch introduced the first hearing of a new flood
protection ordinance that complies with guidelines
established by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency and the Florida Building Commission.
He said the city's ordinance is more stringent, but
flood protection ordinances in Florida must be essen-
tially the same.
Without a new ordinance that meets FBC and
FEMA standards, Welch said the city could lose its
flood protection rating and all mortgages in the city
would be void without flood insurance.
"So there's really nothing we can do but pass this
ordinance," Webb said.
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a "set rule on the 50 percent rule" and defended the
builders.
"They just want to know what is going on, instead
of having a moving target," he said.
Zaccagnino was mentioned in the documents
supplied by the mayor as having received a call from
Kaleta complaining to him that the city was forcing
builders from renovating ground-level homes into
doing what the city doesn't want done building
big-box homes.
O'Brien disagreed with that assessment, saying
feelings and emotions had nothing to do with viola-
tions of the Florida Building Code and the evidence is
clear that work exceeded the building permit.
Mayor Carmel Monti, who previously said the stop
work orders are a message to developers that the codes
will be enforced, agreed with O'Brien.
"The two red tags are blatant violations," he
said.


Marie Petersen, left, representing the Sandpiper
Resort Co-op Inc., and Douglas LeFevre appear
before a special magistrate in Bradenton Beach Jan.
22 for a hearing on a height variance for LeFevre's
proposed home. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


AM mayor searches city hall for new clerk


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn is in the midst of
interviewing her staff to fill the shoes of the city
clerk, Alice Baird, who is retiring Feb. 11.
The mayor said she would decide by Jan. 30 if
she hires from within or advertises the position.
SueLynn told commissioners at their Jan. 23
meeting she would advise them if she was going to
seek candidates externally.
She said she has not had time to write a job
description for the position, and her preference is to
promote someone from the current staff.
The mayor told commissioners that finding an
immediate replacement is not an emergency.
"I want to assure the commission that the city is


BB VARIANCE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
in the city.
With a foundation more than 3 feet above the
crown of the road and 2 feet of free board, LeFevre's
home would reach a height of 25 feet, Garrett said.
The applicant plans to have one-level of living space,
he added.
The staff analysis did not oppose the variance
request, stating it would meet the base flood eleva-
tion, "thereby increasing public safety in the event of
a storm or hurricane."
Marie Petersen, representing Sandpiper, said LeFe-
vre's request has been approved by the co-op board of
directors. She said the applicant's current home is on
26th Street, on the perimeter of homes in Sandpiper.
Any new home coming into the park, or any request
to increase elevation of a home, must be approved by
the park's board of directors, she said.
While LeFevre had a number of supporters at the
hearing, some people objected to the request.
Peg Miller of 2519 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, is a
homeowner across the street from the applicant.


in good hands with the current staff, even if Alice's
replacement is not onboard by her retirement," Sue-
Lynn said Jan. 23.
L\ clyone at city hall is able to do multiple jobs,"
she said. "And Diane Percycoe is a very capable
deputy city clerk, as is Maggie Martinez."
She said both Percycoe and Martinez have filled
in for Baird on various occasions in the past.
In addition to being the city's deputy clerk, Per-
cycoe also is the city treasurer.
Baird has been the Anna Maria city clerk for
14 years. Prior to joining the Anna Maria staff, she
served as clerk in Bradenton Beach for 14 years.
A retirement party for Baird will be held 2-5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101
Gulf Drive, and the public is welcome.


She said the height would be adverse to the ambi-
ance of the park and the surroundings.
Former Bradenton Beach planning and zoning
board member Tom Burns also objected.
Garrett did not address the issue of other mobile
home park owners seeking to elevate their homes.
He said elevating a home more than the required
3 feet is a "financial issue" for the owners.
Much will depend on the elevation shown on
the new FEMA maps that are due in March, he said,
although Garrett does not anticipate any change to the
elevation for the Sandpiper. In addition, the city com-
mission is expected in the near future to discuss an
amendment for height restrictions in the mobile home
zone, he said.
Garrett said the majority of homes in the Sandpiper
meet the minimum flood elevation requirement of 3
feet above the crown of the road.
Robinson said he would render his decision to the
city clerk within 15 days of the hearing.
Any appeal of his decision would be made to the
Manatee County Circuit Court, he said.





4 0 JAN. 29, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Anna Maria mayor to transportation planners: We need help


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told members
of the Island Transportation and Planning Organization
it took her 30 minutes to get from her home in Anna
Maria to the Bradenton Beach City Hall, she said the
island needs help finding solutions for its traffic prob-
lems during the winter tourist season.
"We are going to have our hands full in the next
few months. We need professional help for getting
people on and off the island," she told ITPO members
at the Jan. 21 meeting.
"Otherwise, we are going to be in gridlock this
season," she said.
"And we have to do something for residents and
visitors alike. We are advertising for more tourists to
come, but if they can't move around, they won't come
back," she said.
"This is happening a few weeks ahead of the
normal rush of traffic that usually starts in mid-Feb-
ruary. Imagine what it's going to be like in a month.
The forecasts are that this is going to be a huge tourist
season," SueLynn added.
"We are getting to the point where the island is sat-
urated and we just can't accommodate more vehicles.
We need some help," she said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon recognized
the problem, but said there is little the ITPO or island
cities can do.
"We can't widen the roads and we can't build
another bridge," Shearon said.
But Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti said the
island cities can't ignore the problem. He suggested
having more park-and-ride buses from the mainland
to the island.
Monti said he will look into the issue with Braden-
ton Mayor Wayne Poston and Manatee County Area
Transit representatives.
He also suggested building officials from other
island cities look into his plan to help move vehicles


in the Holmes Beach business center.
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization executive director Mike Howe sympathized
with island officials, and said adding to the trolley ser-
vice and more walkways might help ease conditions.
"But make it an official request. You might be
able to get some state funds. Unfortunately, the MPO
doesn't build anm\ thlin.'. we can only recommend," he
said.
Getting people to use alternative forms of trans-
portation, such as bicycles, golf carts, or just walk-



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Anna Maria City
Feb. 4, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
Feb. 13, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
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.
Feb. 12, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
Feb. 13, 1 p.m., department heads.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 29, 10 a.m., charter review.
Jan. 30, 7 p.m., city commission.
Jan. 31, 4 p.m., town hall meeting on dog
parks.


ing, might help, Howe added. He said the upcoming
pedestrian, bicycle path installation on East Bay and
southward on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach from State
Road 64 to 27th Street could help.
That project is being designed this year, said
Roxann Lake of the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation.
"It will be designed and scoped this year, and
construction should start in 2015, if not earlier," Lake
said.
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Feb. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Feb. 11,7 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Feb. 11, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
None scheduled.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Feb. 17, Presidents Day, many government
offices will be closed.
Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, TBD.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
news@islander.org.


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Shearon suggested the ITPO ask the Manatee
County Tourist Development Council for money for
more bicycle-pedestrian paths, or to fund a planner to
study how to improve movement of vehicles during
the winter season.
"It won't hurt to ask," Howe said. 'They try to help
tourism, but make sure you go to them with studies and
figures."
Howe reminded ITPO members that the TDC is
cautious with spending money. Any funds the TDC
uses must be to develop tourism. The island cities
would have to show the TDC how better traffic flow
would improve tourism.
He also said an application to the DOT for funding
to build bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways should
be submitted as soon as possible by the three island
cities acting together.
"Act as one group and get your application in right
away. These things often take five years, so submit a
project request now," Howe said.
He advised against applying for federal highway
dollars because "it's a long, bureaucratic process when
you get the federal government involved. Try to do
anything with local, county or state funds."
Lake said the DOT can assist in funding projects
from $100,000 to $500,000.
Shearon said anything that can be done to ease
traffic should be done.
"The beach is the attraction. If you can't get to
the beach, how are you going to enjoy the beach?" he
asked.
The ITPO is a chartered organization of the MPO
for island officials to discuss upcoming MPO agenda
items, and future planning.
Only one representative from Anna Maria Island
serves in a rotating seat on the MPO board.
The next MPO meeting is 9 a.m. Monday, March
24, at a location to be determined.
The next ITPO meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Monday, March 17, Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive N.


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Police Retirement Board met
during a brief session Jan. 23 to hear a disability appli-
cation and address new business.
Board attorney Lee Dehner, chair Dan Hardy and
members HBPD detective Brian Hall, HBPD Sgt. Vern
McGowin, Sean Murphy and Darcie Duncan took the
dais at the midmorning meeting.
After an explanation of disability benefits and
procedures for injuries sustained while not in the line
of duty from Dehner, the board turned its attention to
Marcus Castillo, attorney for retired Holmes Beach
Police Officer Steve Wolfe.
Castillo reviewed Wolfe's medical diagnoses and
provided a timeline for Wolfe's injury, which was
sustained following his retirement from the HBPD.
Documentation included medical opinions that Wolfe
is unable to perform the duties of a police officer a
requirement to receive disability benefits for injuries


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David Hutchinson of the .,.,..i, \.i t.,,.,. 'Met
ropolitan Planning Organization and Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn attend the Jan. 21 Island Transpor-
tation and Planning Organization meeting at Bra-
denton Beach City Hall. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


sustained while not in the line of duty.
"I believe it is undisputable and respectfully ask
you to accept his application," Castillo said.
The board accepted the application, officially
beginning Wolfe's benefits the same day.
The board had no new actuary reports to review.
Dehner briefly discussed two pieces of legislation
currently in the Florida House of Representatives and
Senate. Senate Bill 246 and House Bill 509 are similar
legislative actions affecting the allocation of funds for
under-funded pension programs.
He said similar legislation has come up before, and
"there will be more to talk about in April."
The board briefly discussed its procedures for the
disability claim and concluded the meeting.

HB mayor calls dog park meeting
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti scheduled a
town hall meeting to discuss the future of the Scentral
Park dog park on Flotilla Drive on the city field.
Monti said he has received several emails and
phone calls about issues and suggestions for the
park.
"There are a lot of people involved with the dog
park and I want to get everyone in the same room so
we can hear what the concerns are and what sugges-
tions people might have for the park all at the same
time," said Monti.
The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan.
31, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AMP&Z board has vacancy
Anna Maria planning and zoning board member
Tom Turner resigned Jan. 24, and Mayor SueLynn
announced she is seeking applications from city resi-
dents to fill the vacancy.
The board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at city
hall to elect new officers.
Anyone interested in volunteering on a city board,
should apply at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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6 E JAN. 29, 2014 U THE ISLANDER


Sqpinion


AMI is super, part 22
If being a bystander has taught me one thing,
it's that everyone comes to Anna Maria Island with
different expectations.
We come to experience paradise. But we come
from different places, states of mind and junctions
in life. And where we come from gives us varying
perspectives. From this, the island melting pot results
in people who have glasses half empty, half full.
We're either for or against. We like the newest
restaurant or we only like the old favorite eatery.
Some like it hot, some not so much. At least there's
AC and, hopefully, a fireplace for the exceptional
cool winter nights.
Some islanders and beaucoup visitors like
the trolley. Some, shamefully, haven't tried it. It's
silly, really, to think some of our own leaders don't
try the free ride to events, lunch or dinner, or for
after-dinner treats.
As another "high" tourist season (they call it high
season in some ritzier spots, like Boca Grande) takes
off at a record pace, we islanders are challenged to
continue our easy-living pace amid an influx of traf-
fic and long lines of cars waiting to get on and off
the island, lines at Publix, people waiting at the door
of our favorite restaurants, and a bevy of events and
good causes calling for our attention.
The point is, we have golden opportunities. We
can duck and hide and enjoy quiet lives, walk the
beach, fish the bay, read a book or just watch the palm
trees sway and the fish jump.
We can also jump in. Take part. Work. Visit.
Shop. Dine. Grill. Exercise. Engage.
It's our choice. And whatever we choose, that's
the good life for us.
There's no point in complaining about what you
can't change.
If you want to get a table fast, or avoid lines of
traffic at the bridge or in the checkout lane adapt.
Go shopping or off island at quiet times, not peak
times. Dine out earlier or later.
It's still our place, our paradise. At the end of the
day, we who live here support one another in business
and in our daily lives.
With that said, we are staring down the busiest
season ever. Don't give the woe-is-me discussion
among island officials any due. Their water cooler
is half empty.
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Feb. 15-16, and the celebration Feb. 6 for a fond
farewell to the Rev. Gary Batey from Roser Memorial
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with my doggy daycare business, Coastal Canine Cot-
tage, and also announce that it is closed for now.
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10 years ago
Headlines from Jan. 28, 2004
Tidemark Partners LLC filed for bankruptcy
after Regions Bank foreclosed on its $1.7 million
mortgage. The company had planned to build a
40-unit condominium with a restaurant and marina
on the site of the former Pete Reynard's Restaurant
in Holmes Beach. Tidemark principal Nick Easterling
said he had a $4 million loan commitment pending
and expected to be out of bankruptcy soon.
SThe Manatee County Sheriff's Office dropped
charges made by Ron Ockerman that Bradenton
Beach Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips "flipped
him off' during a road incident and threatened to have
police issue him a ticket. MCSO Deputy Matt Miller
said there was no basis to the charge of "intent to do
violence" made by Ockerman against Phillips.
The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization agreed to have the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation do another traffic study of
the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive intersection. The study
would be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard in the
hope the Coast Guard would consider winter tourist
season bridge daytime openings be reduced to 30
minute intervals on boater demand.

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Jan. 23 36 65 0
Jan. 24 44 64 0
Jan. 25 46 65 0
Average area Gulf water temperature 60.6
24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m.


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Beachmakers hold up in safe harbor, halt pumping sand


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island's beach renourishment project
appears stuck between cold weather systems dropping
down from the north.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
dredging operations were halted Jan. 20 due to north-
erly winds and rough seas nearshore in the Gulf of
Mexico. When seas reach 4-5 feet, contractor Great
Lakes Dredge and Dock halts dredging and moves its
equipment north to safe harbor near Fort De Soto Park
in Pinellas County.
Pumping resumed Jan. 26 and GLDD was able to
renourish southward to 31st Street in Holmes Beach by
Jan. 27 from the Dec. 20 starting point at 79th Street.
GLDD lost several days of dredging during the
holidays in late December, but progressed along
the beach rapidly when the weather allowed, Corps
spokeswoman Sirisha Rayaprolu said.
When dredging is a daily decision, she said. "It's
day to day because of the changing weather condi-
tions."
GLDD has 60 days from the Dec. 20 start to reach


Coquina Beach. That would put the contract end date
at Feb. 18, but GLDD has some contract allowances
for bad weather.
Rayaprolu said GLDD can renourish 1,000 feet of
sand per day, weather permitting.
When dredging is halted, GLDD workers use the
time to smooth sand already pumped on the beach
and relocate equipment further south. The company
is operating 24/7.
The slowdown of the project aggravated some visi-
tors.
Dan and Annie Garbowitz of Chicago said they
were leaving two days earlier than planned because
the renourishment equipment was directly in front of
their beachfront rental.
"But the people were very nice and gave us a
refund," Dan Garbowitz said.
Others, such as Bill and Amanda Davidson from
Alberta, Canada, said they didn't mind the equipment
that much.
"The weather is still a lot better here than back
home. We came 4,000 miles to enjoy the island and
we're going to do that," Bill Davidson said.


"This is a lot better than the subzero temperatures
back home," wife Amanda added.
With a period of good weather, dredging can
resume and GLDD could reach Bradenton Beach at
27th Street in a day or two, Rayaprolu said.
The current project is funded with federal, state
and county money at a cost of $12 million.
This project ends at Coquina Beach, where a
second project funded solely by state and county
money begins, will renourish the public beach going
south to Longboat Pass.
GLDD will renourish Coquina Beach at an esti-
mated cost of $3 million.
Having both projects done at the same time saved
about $3 million in mobilization costs, Manatee
County Commissioner John Chappie said.
Coquina Beach renourishment will be managed
by the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
Department, said director Charlie Hunsicker. Coastal
Planning and Engineering has been hired to supervise
the Coquina operation.


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Alberta, Canada, and Dan and Annie Garbowitz of
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HB noise ordinance still a work in progress


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
While there is a Holmes Beach noise ordinance in
place, city officials are giving the rules a lot of leeway
as they continue to seek a balance that is both satis-
factory to residents seeking peace and quiet and busi-
nesses seeking nightlife dollars.
The process of seeking that balance continued at
a Jan. 16 work session.
In particular, the city has been working closely
with Nicole Heslop, owner of the Island Flea Barefoot
Tiki, 5704 Marina Drive.
Officials consider it the ideal establishment to
test because of its proximity to residential neighbor-
hoods, as well as being close to city hall and city
field, where measurements of noise travel also can
be taken.
If a balance can be struck there, it should work
well in other parts of the city, officials reason.
Mayor Carmel Monti noted some confusion from
residents that the city is only now trying to create a
noise ordinance.
"It's just the opposite, especially as far as ampli-
fied music goes," said Monti. "People think we are
installing rules and saying you can't do it when it's
already in the ordinance. What we are trying to do
through this process is find a balance. It's a work in
progress.
After various days and times of testing noise levels
surrounding Barefoot Tiki, commissioners agreed on
an acceptable maximum decibel level of 65. While that
level could become the standard, it is being based pri-
marily around indoor amplified music. A definition of


'Jaws' swims onto
Holmes Beach field Jan. 31
No other film has been credited with frighten-
ing more people out of the water than the 1975
production of "Jaws."
Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on
Peter Benchley's novel, "Jaws" is a film about a
giant great white shark that terrorizes a fictional
summer resort town on Amity Island. It was filmed
on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
"Jaws" will be shown at about 6 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 31, at the Holmes Beach city field, 5801
Marina Drive. The movie is rated PG-13 and par-
ents are cautioned that it may not be suitable for
young children.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti said that
while the park event is considered to be for the
entire family, this month's movie selection was
considered for an adult night out.
Moviegoers are asked to bring their own chairs,
blankets and picnic baskets. Free popcorn is avail-
able.
The Rex and Helen Hagen Foundation, Bright-
House Networks and Waste Management spon-
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Grossman to be defined as "enclosed by four walls."
Where to measure for noise is a topic likely to
be discussed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at city hall.
However, Heslop may have an unrelated issue to attend
to as well.
She approached the commission several weeks ago
about the use of a mobile kitchen food truck at
the bar, which is not a restaurant and does it have a
commercial kitchen.
Lacking a permit, the city required her to remove
the food truck earlier this month.
Heslop said Jan. 16 that the city rejected a drawing
submitted to the building department in order to get
approval for the food truck.
Building official Tom O'Brien said it was rejected
because "what's been submitted is the most incompe-
tent degree of a site plan. It's unacceptable."
O'Brien acknowledged Heslop was told by com-
missioners that the plan could be hand drawn, but city
code requires the plan show dimensions and a parking
plan.
He said Heslop's business has undergone several
changes of use since it's rezoning for alcohol sales in
2009, but "the certificate of occupancy is for a retail
store only. It's gone way beyond a retail store."
Heslop was invited to resubmit a professional
drawing for compliance of the mobile kitchen and she
likely will have to pursue bringing her occupational
license up to date, as indicated by O'Brien.
Before officials began another round of changes
to the noise ordinance, city attorney Patricia Petruff
questioned whether the city was going down a road
that would lead the city to legal challenges.
She questioned why aspects of the state law found


to be unconstitutional were being used by the city as a
model especially concerning loud music generated
by motorists.
Police Chief Bill Tokajer said they are following
the path of Manatee County, where the crux of the
ordinance is based on safety and has withstood legal
challenges.
Tokajer was the primary presenter for the ordi-
nance, raising suggested noise standards for construc-
tion and personal home maintenance.
The topic launched a lot of discussion among
commissioners and numerous back-and-forth sugges-
tions.
Among the agreed terms is no construction or
use of domestic power tools on Sundays and holi-
days. Construction would be limited to 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
and leaf blowers would be limited to 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays and holi-
days. The use of leaf blowers would not be allowed
on Sunday.
Domestic power tools, including lawn mowers,
would be allowed 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and 8
a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends and holidays.


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of the city's continuing
drainage improvements
program, according to
public works supervi-
sor George McKay.
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A reception and book-signing will take place 6-9
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the gallery, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria.
Butcher's black-and-white photographs explore his
personal relationship with the environment, according
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relationship with nature. For more than 40 years, he
has been preserving on film the untouched areas of the
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Science events
set for library
The "Here, There, Everywhere" series of science
programs will take place at the Island Library through
a partnership with the Chandra X-Ray Center at the
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA.
The series includes:
Astronauts and Space Travel children's storytime,
10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Bats at the Library, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
Moon and Stars children's storytime, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Conservation Properties, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
27.
The Island Library is at 5701 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-778-6341.


Center offers vegan class
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is invit-
ing islanders to delve into all-things vegan in Febru-
ary.
The center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will
host instructor Ellen Jaffe Jones leading a four-week
course, "Taste of Vegan," at noon Thursdays.
Other courses on the schedule include Zumba,
rubber stamp crafting, ballroom dancing, surfset exer-
cise and karate.
Pre-registration is requested for courses and fees
are required.
The center also is hosting family game nights at
6:30 p.m. Monday, except Feb. 17, when there will
not be a program.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
1908.

Botanical art topic of meet
Author and artist Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
will talk about the history of botanical art and the influ-
ence of the French Court period at the next meeting of
the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island.
The group will meet Monday, Feb. 3, at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Braida-Chiusano works in watercolor, pen and
ink and graphite. Her work has been said to combine
scientific accuracy with aesthetic beauty.
She also is the founder of the Academy of Botani-
cal Art, which offers botanical certification through the
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Meetings begin with socializing at 6:30 p.m., fol-
lowed by the program at 7 p.m.,
For more, call the Guild Gallery at 941-778-
6694.


Award from the state, works with a the large format
camera, which allows him "to express the elaborate
detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the
landscape."
Butcher also has received the Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award from the North American Nature Pho-
tography Association, the Ansel Adams Conservation
award for Excellence in photography and contributions
to the public awareness of the environment, and the
Heartland Community Service Award from the state
of Florida for his contribution to educating the people
of Florida about the beauty of their state.
For more information, call the Studio at Gulf and
Pine at 941-778-1906.

Maine-Sarasota voyage focus
of library lecture
Author Linda Petrat will talk to an Island Library
audience about her three-month solo voyage from Kit-
tery, Maine, to Sarasota aboard a 22-foot sailboat.
The program will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
BFeb. 4, at the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Petrat's book about the voyage is
titled "A Great Big Adventure on a
Good Little Boat."
For more information, call the
Petrat library at 941-778-6341.

LBK fashion show
benefits 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 will
begin at 5 p.m. at the Longboat Key Club and Resort
Harbourside on Longboat Key.
Matt Walsh will emcee.
Participating restaurants include Blue Dolphin
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 Dock-
side 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 941-
383-8030.


E-books topic of
Gulf Coast Writers meet
Publishing in the digital age will be the focus
of the upcoming Gulf Coast Writers meeting set
for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The group will host Rolf Bertram talking
about publishing his digital book for the iPad,
"Anna Maria Island Panoramas."
Also, members will read from their work.
For more information, call Sylvia Price at 941-
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Jazz trio plays Parker, Porter in Bradenton
The Mike Markaverich Trio will perform at 8 p.m. by George and Ira Gerswhin, Duke Ellington, Cole
Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Neel Performing Arts Center at Porter, Charlie Parker and more.
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The trio features Markaverich on piano and vocals, and SCF employees is $5.
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first frogs ever displayed at Mote and more.
For more details, go online to www.mote.org/sur-
vivors.
Also, tickets are available for Mote's lecture series,
which will include a talk Monday, Feb. 3, by underwa-
ter photographer Anne Doubile about her work, includ-
ing her efforts to educate the public about the need to


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Michigan author
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet for breakfast and a talk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 1, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
An announcement said club member Bob
Wolf will talk about "Will we be proud of what
we leave our grandchildren?"
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens at 941-778-1383.


protect the Earth by protecting our oceans.
The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the doors
will open at 7 p.m. to the immersion cinema theater
at the aquarium on City Island, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota.
For tickets and more information, go online to
mote.org/lecture.
Additionally, Mote will host a coffee for people
interested in volunteering at the aquarium and non-
profit. The gathering will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 5, at Mote's Keating Marine Education Center.
For more general information about Mote, call
941-388-4441.

Cooking adventure on the
menu for seniors
The Senior Adventures group and chef Craig
Chasky will get together to prepare "healthy and deli-
cious hors d'oeuvre and desserts" Saturday, Feb. 1.
The public also is invited to "Cooking with Chef
Craig Chasky," which will take place at 11 a.m. at
the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N.,
Bradenton Beach.
The $10 cost per person includes a meal.
Reservations are required and space is limited.
For more information, call Pat Gentry at 941-962-
8835.


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Artist Patricia Sorg will lead a demonstration in oil painting at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program is part of IGW's regular educational series, which is free
to the public.
Sorg began painting when she was a child, in Guatemala, and drew
inspiration from dramatic landscapes the mountains and oceans that
surrounded her.
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Thursday, Jan. 30
Florida photographer Clyde Butcher exhibit opens at
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
6:10 p.m. -Official sunset time.

Friday, Jan. 31
6 p.m. Movie in the Park, "Jaws," Holmes Beach City
Field, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
708-5800.

Saturday, Feb. 1
10:30 a.m. Patricia Sorg oil-painting demonstration,
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-6648.
11 a.m. Senior Adventures cooking class with chef
Craig Chasky, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St.
N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Reservations required.
Information: 941-962-8835.
Noon-5 p.m. Cornhole tournament, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee
applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

Monday, Feb. 3
6:13 p.m. -Official sunset time.
7 p.m. -Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting fea-
turing a talk about botanical art, the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6694.

Tuesday, Feb.4
10 a.m. "Here, There, Everywhere" science program,
astronauts and space travel, children's storytime, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-6341.
2 p.m. Author Linda Petrat talks about her Maine-
Sarasota sailing adventure, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:14 p.m. -Official sunset time.


Dairy Staters bound
for St. Bernard celebration
St. Bernard Catholic Church again is the site of
the annual Wisconsin Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The celebration of all things Wisconsin will
take place in the church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, beginning with registration
at 10 a.m. The fee is $5.
Wisconsonites and their fans are encour-
aged to bring a dish that could serve eight adults to
share, as well as their own silverware.
Plans include live music and raffles.
For more information, call Joy Sujecki at 941-
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The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island contin-
ues its tradition of celebrating the sweetest holiday
with a sweetheart dance to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The 22nd annual Valentine Big Band Dance will
take place 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
10 a.m. -Wisconsin Day, St. Bernard Catholic Church
activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies.
Information: 941-708-0149.
1:15 p.m. -Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
3209.
6:14 p.m. -Official sunset time.

Off-island
Friday, Jan. 31
6-8 p.m. "This Miserable Kingdom" art exhibit recep-
tion with Steven Katzman, State College of Florida-Manatee-
Sarasota FineArt Gallery, 5840 26th St. W, Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 941-752-5225.

Saturday, Feb. 1
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates audition for national
anthem singers, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W, Braden-
ton. Information: 941-747-3031.
11 a.m. Memorial service for Army chaplains, Kirby
Stewart American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St. W, Braden-
ton. Information: 941-462-5791.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
8 p.m. The Mike Markaverich Trio jazz concert, Neel
Performing Arts Center at State College of Florida-Manatee-
Sarasota, 5840 26th St. W, Bradenton. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-752-5252.

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Hosts will be providing "munchies" and guests
will be allowed to bring beverages of choice.
Tickets are $15.
For more information or tickets, call the center
at 941-778-1908 or Kiwanis dance organizer Sandy
Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.

Taste of the Keys, Longboat Key Club and Resort Harbour-
side, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies.
Information: 941-383-8030.

Coming up
Feb. 6, Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, reception
for renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, Anna Maria.
Feb. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Anna Maria.
Feb. 8, Magic of Manatee SweetAdelines Chorus con-
cert, Bradenton.
Feb. 13, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Sweetheart
Dance, Anna Maria.
Feb. 15-16, 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival, Cortez.

Save the date
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,
Holmes Beach.
March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour
of Homes, islandwide.
April 5, Bradenton Marauders' first home game, Bra-
denton.

Calendar announcements
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.
org. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday a week
before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.






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Weekly planner: calendar of ongoing events


Through Feb. 9, Island Players present "Delval Divas,"
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.
Through Feb. 2, "Stepping Out," Manatee Players, Man-
atee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W, Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes
pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-708-6130.
Wednesday, 1 p.m., starting Jan. 8, Anna Maria Irish
Ceili dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W,
Bradenton. Information: 941-779-1416.
Wednesday, through March, Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society sells Settlers' Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-779-7688.
First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meet-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-778-3209.
First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-3209.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science
night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton.
Information: 941-746-4131.
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club
meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-3209.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-
4131.
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street,
Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Thursday, 7 p.m., through March 27, bingo, Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-778-3580.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meet-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-
6341.
Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-3209.
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., Bra-
denton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales' sunset drum circle,
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-0784.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party pre-
sented by local merchants, PineAvenue, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-1383.
Saturday, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bra-
denton Farmers' Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-
932-9440.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
3209.
Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W, Cortez. Information:
941-708-6120.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through
breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-
778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County
JuniorAudubon meeting, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.
Sunday, through April 27,10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street
Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-

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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.
Information: 941-778-1908.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St.
W, Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats
meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W, Bra-
denton. Information: 941-779-0564.
Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W, G.T Bray
Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.
Tuesday, 10a.m., children's storytime, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge,
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-
0202.
Editor's note: Events are subject to change when there
is a holiday.
Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as
updates to schedules, to calendar@islander.org.

'This Miserable Kingdom'
An image from "This Miserable
Kingdom" at the State College of
Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Fine Art
Gallery, which features the work of
Steven Katzman. A reception for the
photographic survey of survival of
the Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico
will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the
S gallery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
The exhibit closes April 2. For more,
|call 941-752-5225. Islander Image:
Courtesy Steven Katzman


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'Delval Divas' delights at Island Players


By Nicole Quigley
Guest theater writer
What do you get when you mix martini-drinking
glamour girls, white collar crime and a prison cell? The
Island Players have the answer with the third produc-
tion of the season, "Delval Divas."
The play centers on a group of professional women
incarcerated in Delaware Valley Federal Correctional
Facility for committing white collar crimes. After having
put aside meaningful relationships for the sake of their
ambition for years, the inmates reveal they have finally
found the personal connections they always needed in
the friendships they have built with their cellmates (and
a lot of margaritas). Having the prison guard on the pay-
roll doesn't hurt their situation either, and the audience
quickly discovers that doing time at Delval is something
akin to a week at the Don CeSar.
Opening weekend kicked-off Jan. 23 to a warm
reception from audience members who, with each
wink of the eye from the charming, all-female cast,
must surely have felt like one of the divas by the play's
last bow. Indeed, "coming along for the ride" is pre-
cisely what director and veteran off-Broadway actor
Heiko Knipfelberg invites the audience to do.
While the pretense of the play may require suspen-
sion of belief (what with manicures by the bunk and
five-star dining in the warden's office), the audience
is sure to find they are happy to do just that.
Sylvia Marnie and Robin Rhodes delight with
bubbling performances that dare you to look away.
Theatergoers will surely root for the "bad guys" all


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the way through, even as Marnie, playing investment
banker Stella Wild, giggles with glee as she reads a
newspaper account of her antics that brought Wall
Street to its knees. Rhodes, who plays a doctor guilty
of Medicare fraud, harkens to a mix of Joan Collins
and Diane Keaton as she plays a quirky, albeit sharp-
on-her-toes ringleader whose passion is infectious.
The Islander wonders if Rhodes would ever con-
sider being a diva for hire. Something tells us she could
make standing in line at Publix entertaining.
The small Players' stage posed some visual
obstacles for the audience during certain scenes, and
the script included brief lines of offensive language,


however light-hearted its intent. But theatergoers will
respond to the playfulness and fun the divas incorpo-
rate into every scene.
Among the treats is scene-stealer Laura Morales,
who plays a spot-on prison guard on the take. Morales'
"tough gal with a heart" performance brought the audi-
ence to a round of applause mid-act.
Chrissy Abdala returns to the Players' for the
second time with her signature, bright-eyed perfor-
mance and a voice that you can't forget. Jennifer Eddy
sizzles onstage as the fabulous and clever friend every
diva needs in her life.
Holmes Beach resident Joan Burke (and the writ-
er's grandmother) agreed. "I really enjoyed the divas
and felt like I was one of them."
Katie Le, owner of a nail salon in Holmes Beach,
attended the play with husband Dennis Clark. "It was
really fantastic. The performers are local, but they act
really professionally," Le said.
Clark added with a smile, "Never underestimate
girls."
Island resident Diane Phinney, who played diva
Rosemary Adams with grace and believability, is
proof. She shared that acting is a life-long dream of
hers that she only began to explore in later years. Phin-
ney shared she always wanted to join theater produc-
tions in high school but never had the courage to go
onstage.
"I finally said I'm going to try, and I tried," Phin-
ney said.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 29, 2014 U 15

Holmes Beach committee continues charter review


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The elected Holmes Beach charter review com-
mittee spent another Wednesday morning scrutinizing
articles on the agenda, line by line, Jan. 22.
But first, there was some training in the Florida
Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws.
City attorney Patricia Petruff led the meeting. She
reviewed the laws governing what committee members
can say about the charter review process, and where

DIVAS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
Now appearing in her second Players' production,
Phinney welcomed two of her longtime high school
friends from New York to opening weekend. They saw
her perform Sunday.
Phinney said her favorite part of appearing as a
cast member was, "just finding out that I can do it and
building a closeness with the cast members."
Performances will run until 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, beginning Jan. 13, and one hour
before each performance. Call 941-778-5755 or go
online at www.theislandplayers.org.
Nicole Quigley is the author of an award-winning
young adult Christian novel, "Like Moonlight at Low
Tide." She resides on the island.


they can say it.
Petruff handed the members a quasi-judicial pro-
ceedings and ex-parte communication form. She said
any discussion outside of an official meeting must be
recorded on the form.
"If someone approaches you in Publix and they
have a really good idea they want to share, you need
to fill out the form," Petruff said.
She went on to explain that any letters or emails
should not be responded to directly, but rather for-
warded to city clerk Stacey Johnston to be discussed
at the next scheduled meeting.
"Try not to get engaged in the pros and cons.
Politely say, thank you for your interest, please come
to a meeting or forward us an email so the committee
can hear it," Petruff suggested.
Committee member David Cheshire asked Petruff
if the rule applies to all citizens, or only the citizens of
Holmes Beach.
"The thought process is, you are an impartial
person, so any person can unduly influence you. It
applies across the board, not just to the citizens of
Holmes Beach," Petruff said. "In an abundance of cau-
tion, if discussion happens, play it safe, record it."
Committee members then discussed Article 13 of
the charter. Article 13 covers the rules of the charter
review committee. Small word changes were suggested
for clarity and consistency
The committee moved on to Article 3, which
covers rules for elected officials and sparked some


discussion on election terms and limits for city com-
missioners.
Committee member Pam Leckie proposed chang-
ing the term length from two years to four years.
"It's very hard to do business and get things going
when there's an election every year. You get a little a
momentum and then you have to run for re-election.
I would like to have some discussion on that," Leckie
said.
While city commissioners serve two-year terms,
they are elected in alternating years. The commission
essentially changes every year as half of the elected
officials either face a term limit or re-election.
Committee chair Bob Johnson agreed with Leckie
and added the topic to a list of issues to be discussed.
"We want to have the discussion in a February-
March time period. We need to engage the public in an
educated way to discuss term limits," Johnson said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti attended the
meeting and weighed in on the issue.
'This is my first political position and it took nine
months to get familiar with all the ins and outs. Four
years is definitely better than two," Monti said. 'Term
limits are also important. They are a big issue in our
federal government and we need to have a turnover
and fresh ideas."
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and prepared to continue reviewing Article 3 at the
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Islander kept bombers
flying in WWII
Tampa native and Holmes Beach resident Alvaro
Fernandez considers himself a lucky man.
Drafted into the U.S. Army in September 1942,
Fernandez figured he would become cannon fodder
for the infantry
"At that time, all my friends in Tampa were join-
ing up or waiting for the draft. I was working in the
shipyard and knew I'd get drafted. I wasn't going to
sit out the war back in Tampa," Fernandez said.
To his surprise, Fernandez was sent to the U.S.
Army Air Force after basic training in Miami Beach.
"I just went where I was ordered. I guess I scored
well on the communications tests, because the Air
Force sent me to North Carolina and Idaho for radio
maintenance school. A lot of my friends got sent to
the infantry, and many of them never came back to
Tampa," he recalled.
After Idaho, Fernandez was transferred to the
384th Bomb Group at Wendover Field in Utah.
Fernandez and other airmen were trained on the
engine maintenance and communication systems of
the B-17 Flying Fortress, while the pilots and air crew
flew practice combat missions.
"We all knew we were going to Europe just as
soon as we were ready. The 384th was assigned to the
First Air Division of the 8th U.S. Air Force, which we
knew was headed to England."
The air base in Utah was just across the Nevada
state line and Fernandez and his buddies often snuck
into the gambling state to try their luck with the slot
machines.
"We were told not to go into the gambling halls,
but we did it anyway. I never did hit a jackpot, but it
was a lot of fun."
The fun ended for the 384th in May 1943, when
the group was mobilized for shipment to England.


The air crews flew the B-17s to England, while
the ground crews got to England aboard the Queen
Elizabeth. The ship was meant to hold about 6,000
passengers, but had 16,000 soldiers packed into its
hold when it sailed.
"The ship had superior speed and we had two sub-
marine attacks where we outran the subs," Fernandez
remembered.
In England, the 384th was sent to Grafton Under-
wood.
It was one of the first bomb groups to begin daily
bombing missions over occupied Europe. Fernandez's
job was to keep the radio equipment on the B-17s
repaired and working.
"I was lucky. I was part of the ground crew, but we
still had to watch those guys take off, knowing some
wouldn't be coming back. That was the hardest part of
our job. We knew how many had taken off and all the
guys were our buddies. We would know some didn't
make it by the number of planes that came back."
Some of the air crews parachuted out of their burn-
ing planes and became prisoners of war, but many were
killed by anti-aircraft fire and in aerial combat with
German fighters, Fernandez said.
"Losing your buddies, your best friends, that was
the toughest part of the war," he said sadly.
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easy should have flown one of those missions right
through a black cloud of anti-aircraft fire. That took
some real courage," Fernandez said.
Fernandez said the guys in the group were "the
best friends I ever had. We were like brothers, and
many of us stayed in touch after the war. We still have
annual reunions, although there are fewer attending
each year."
By the end of the war, the 384th had lost 1,625
men, Fernandez said.
"Those guys were the heroes. We left them
over there. I wasn't a hero at all, just a guy who got
lucky."
But Fernandez recalled one guy who was a hero.
"We had a parachute fitter who made sure every-
one was wearing a parachute before a mission. There
was one belly gunner who never wore his parachute,"
Fernandez recalled. On the gunner's 25th and final
mission before he would be sent home, the rigger made
him promise to wear his parachute.
"Sure enough, his plane got shot down. But
because he was wearing his parachute, he bailed out
and made it safely back to our base. He hugged the
fitter and said, 'Thank God, you saved my life."'
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parachute that day, the gunner survived and made it
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Alvaro and Yolanda Fernandez have been married
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"I hope that gunner had a great life," Fernandez
said.
But the ground crew was not immune from the
enemy.
'The Germans began firing their V-1 and V-2 rock-
ets in 1944 and they would often land close to our base.
One day, a rocket landed right next to our barracks and
blew my pal George Greenspan out of his bunk. We
all had a good laugh, but it was serious business."
Fernandez made several trips to London and found
it devastated by Nazi bombing raids and the rockets.
"But the people kept up their spirit, and I was sur-
prised how they went about their daily business in the
midst of that mess."
On one London pass, Fernandez and his pals rented
some hotel rooms. During the night, a V-2 rocket blew
up the hotel next to them.
"We were so tired, we slept through the entire raid.
Imagine if we had chosen that hotel instead of the one
we got. Just another bit of luck I had in the war."
One thing Fernandez and his pals always wanted
was more food.
"I got most of my food from my family back in
Tampa. The guys really loved that Spanish food, espe-
cially the chorizo," which is a type of pork sausage in
a roll, Fernandez said.


In late 1944, the Army was looking for Spanish-
speaking soldiers to become warrant officers. Fernan-
dez filed the papers for one of the positions. By the
time his orders came through to make him a warrant
officer, however, he had already applied and accepted
a transfer back to the U.S. when the war ended.
After the Germans surrendered in early May 1945,
Fernandez sailed for New York on the Queen Mary.
He was discharged Oct. 3, 1945.
He returned to Tampa and went to work for Sears
roebuck & Co. as a comptroller. He married Tampa
native Yolanda Carreno in 1946. Sears then sent him
to Columbia and Peru for three years.
After his return, the company wanted to send him
back to South America, but Fernandez loved Tampa
and was tired of all the travel and now had a family.
He left Sears after 15 years and opened American Air
Lumber and Hardware on 15th Street and Lake Avenue
in Tampa.
He owned the business for 22 years, then sold it
in 1983 and retired. The business is still in operation
today, Fernandez said.
He first came to Anna Maria Island as a young
boy.
N ly dad would bring our sailboat down to the
island and we would catch stone crabs and redfish.
After I got married and had a family, we would come
to the island on weekends."
Eventually Fernandez purchased a house in Holmes
Beach and moved there after retiring. His daughters
and grandchildren live nearby.
N N i Id War II was one of the greatest experiences
of my life. It made me realize what I could accomplish
and how to deal with people.
"If I could serve with the same group of guys, I'd
do it again if I had to," Fernandez said.
On Jan. 22, Fernandez signed the 384th Bombard-
ment Group Commemorative Wing Panel. The panel
project was initiated by Chris Wilkinson, the son of a
384th veteran.
Wilkinson has taken it upon himself to get volun-
teers to travel across the country to have each living


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WWII Army Air Force veteran Alvaro Fernan-
dez had this photo of himself taken while on
leave in Scotland during the war.

member of the 384th sign the panel.
Once all have signed, the panel will be dedicated
at the Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base
in Ogden, Utah.
"Signing that wing was one of the proudest
moments of my life," Fernandez said. "It made me
remember those who didn't come back, and those who
served in the defense of our country. Just call me a
proud American who did his duty."

The Greatest Generation, Forgotten Generation
and Vietnam Generation columns are about veterans
of any Allied country. If you are a veteran of World
War II, the Korean or Vietnam wars or served during
those times, or know someone who did, please, contact
Rick Catlin at 941-778-7978, or email news@islander.
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Marion (Fagan) Hinton
Marion (Fagan) Hinton, 89, of Bath, Ontario,
Canada, and Holmes Beach, died Jan. 23.
Between summers at Long Lake and winters on
I Anna Maria Island at Westbay Point
and Moorings from 1980 to 2010,
Mrs. Hinton made many wonderful
lifelong friends.
im^^I A service was held Jan. 26 in
Ontario. Wartman Funeral Home of
Hinton Kingston, Ontario, was in charge of
arrangements. Memorial donations
may be made to Lennox & Addington County Gen-
eral Hospital Foundation, 8 Richmond Park Drive,
Napanee ON K7R 2Z4, Canada.
Mrs. Hinton is survived by her children, Diane,
David and wife Michelle, Jim and wife Sandra, and
John and wife Carol; grandchildren Christopher and
wife Erin Johnstone, Stephen, Zach, Alyssa, Mitchell,
Michael and Blaire.

Edward A. Mclntyre
Edward A. McIntyre, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 23. He was born on Aug. 2, 1931, in Butler, Pa.,
to Edward and Helen McIntyre.
Mr. Mclntyre was general superintendent for Paver
HConstruction of Sarasota. He was a
Christian and a Knights Templar 32nd
degree Mason with F&AM Lodge of
Sarasota.
p He loved history and enjoyed
I- working with his hands, especially
Mclntyre woodworking and cabinetmaking.
A celebration of life and memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Cros-
sPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice,
3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Online condo-
lences may be made at www.skywaymemorial.com.


Mr. McIntyre is survived by his loving wife of 25
years, Irene Flinn; sons Curtis E. and wife Vicki of
Celebration, Fla., Milton G. and wife Delynn Flinn of
Estero, Fla., Douglas J. Flinn and wife Penni of Louis-
ville, and Michael C. Flinn and wife Shirley of Ruskin,
Fla; daughters Michele and husband Todd Engle of
Lake Mary, Fla., Sandra J. and husband Frank Klim
of St. Petersburg, and Kathleen and husband Mike
Klozar of Holmes Beach; sister Sandy Ellis of Cleve-
land, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
and a niece and nephew.

Wyan 'Huey' Milks
Wyan "Huey" Milks, 77, of Newnan, Ga., and for-
merly of Anna Maria Island, died Jan. 21. He was born
Nov. 9, 1936, in Owosso, Mich.
Mr. Milks served 1955-61 as an airman third class
in the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Anna Maria Island
in the early 1970s, where he served as chief of the Bra-
denton Beach Fire Department. He took up masonry
and became a skilled tradesman. He was a member of
Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach. He was
an officer of the lodge for many years and, in 2004, he
was named Moose of the Year.
He spent his last years living life to the fullest and
spoiling his grandchildren. He will never be forgotten
by the many that had the privilege of knowing him.
A memorial services at the Moose Lodge in Bra-
denton Beach will be planned at a later date.
Mr. Milks is survived by his children, Douglas and
wife Donna, Jaimee and husband Jeremy Nosworthy,
Brad and wife Sasha, and Brett; grandchildren Jona-
than, Kyle, Ashley, Kory, Jason, and Jaxon; and three
great-grandchildren.

At your service
Obituaries are provided as a community service
in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of
residents, both past and present, and to those people
with ties to Anna Maria Island.
Content is edited for style and length. Photos are
welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941 -
778-7978.


Post to remember World
War II Army chaplains
The Kirby Stewart American Legion Post 24 in
Bradenton will hold a memorial service for four Army
chaplains who died in World War II.
The chaplains gave their life jackets to U.S. sol-
diers on the USS Dorchester, a troop cargo ship sunk
by a torpedo from a German U-boat in the North Atlan-
tic Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains died.
More than 900 soldiers and crew were aboard the
Dorchester, and 133 were saved.
Post Cmdr. Richard Alvarez said the annual cer-
emony would include military benedictions, guest
speakers, musical tributes and an honor guard salute
with a rifle volley.
The post is at 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
For more information, call 941-462-5791.




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Anna Maria
Jan. 13, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, bur-
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and stole a spool of copper wire, as well as about 25
feet of installed copper wiring. The value of the wire
was estimated to be $440.
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admitted to being intoxicated and firing the weapon. He
was charged with discharging a firearm in public and
using a firearm while intoxicated. He was arrested and
taken to Manatee Glens for evaluation. While at the
home, police confiscated a second weapon.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
Jan. 19, 10315 Cortez Road W., Paradise Bay
Estates, criminal mischief. A security guard noticed a
hose leading to the bocce court and found it running
water onto the court, which is made of a special kind
of sand. Police tracked the hose back to a nearby resi-
dent, who denied any knowledge of the incident. He
also refused to cooperate further. The water created a
hole in the court and damage was estimated at $500.
Jan. 18,4528 119th St. W., Swordfish Grill park-
ing lot, vehicle burglary. An unknown person broke
out a car window. Several items were taken and some
were found nearby, although emptied of contents.
Jan. 21,3300 block of 53rd Avenue East, Braden-
ton, petit theft. A 53-year-old Cortez man was arrested
for petit theft after taking a cab from Cortez to the
listed address. According to the report, the man told the
driver his friend was going to pay the fare when they
arrived, but once they drove to the area, the suspect
was unable to locate his friend's residence. The driver
demanded the suspect pay the $77 fare. When he was
unable to pay, the driver contacted the MCSO and the
suspect was arrested.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Dec. 29, 200 block of 78th Street, burglary. A
complainant reported evidence of someone living in
an unoccupied rental unit. Police found discarded ciga-
rette butts, clothing and other items that did not belong
there. There also were two bikes parked at the rear of
the property. Police confiscated the items and secured
fingerprints at the scene.
Dec. 29, 700 block of Manatee Avenue West,
DUI. An MCSO deputy made contact with an alleged
drunken driver. According to the probable cause affida-


vit, when a deputy asked Paul Wood, 56, of Bradenton,
if he had been drinking, the man allegedly said, "A
lot." He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested
for driving under the influence.
Jan. 1, 100 block of 78th Street, burglary. A
woman observed a suspicious looking man loitering
near her property. She said he walked toward the build-
ing several times and then disappeared from sight. She
later went downstairs to prepare a unit for visitors, at
which time she observed someone had been sleeping
there. The suspect also had arranged the patio furni-
ture. Police located several cigarette butts and clothing
that did not belong there. According to the report, the
items were similar to those found a block away three
days earlier at another residence.
Jan. 2, 100 block of 51st Street, burglary. A
woman reported 12 rings missing from her jewelry
box. Police investigated the scene, but could not verify
a point of entry.
Jan. 2, 300 block of 85th Street, burglary. A
man reported that he filled his boat up with gas the
day before and on his return, the tank was empty. He
valued the gas at $120.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra-
tives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
police departments and Manatee County ,.1. iiff's
Office.

Island watch
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria sub-
station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police,
941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-
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In emergencies, call 911.




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Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
806 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 2,070 sfla / 4,606
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1998 on a 64x107 lot was
sold 01/08/14, Dicostanzo to Chiles for $800,000.
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Maria, a 2,219 sfla / 5,391 sfur a
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built in 1992 on a 75x116 lot was sold
0 01/06/14, Van Winkle to GFBC LLC
for $683,000.
Brisson 502 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a
1,728 sfla / 2,023 sfur 3bed/3bath
canalfront pool home built in 1983 on a 153x106 lot
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$565,000.
205 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,203 sfla / 1,593
sfur 2bed/ 12bath home built in 1960 on a 53x110 lot
was sold 01/08/14, Wells Fargo to AMI Breeze LLC
for $470,549.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 65, North Beach
Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,206 sfla / 2,015 sfur
3bed/2bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1990
was sold 01/08/14, Schmitz to Mullet Tales LLC for
$330,000; list $375,000.
5808 Gulf Drive, Unit 206, Waters Edge, Holmes
Beach, a 912 sfla / 1,020 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1975 was sold 01/02/14, Plemmons to Picton Bay
Investments Inc for $315,000; list $330,000.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 105, Runaway Bay, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01 /07/14,
Tollner to Phinney for $252,500.
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AME PTO promises
Will you go to prom with me again?
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher
Organization is giving community members a chance
to relive their prom date at this year's Spring Fling.
Planning for the annual fundraiser a night out
for parents and school staff is well underway. PTO
members have begun collecting much-needed donations
and decided this year's theme "Prom 2014, Prom of
all Decades."
PTO members and organizers Amy Talucci and
Laura Higgins are encouraging attendees to dress for the
occasion in vintage formal wear and to bring photos and
other prom memorabilia from their high school days to
the event.
PTO members hope to create an archway of bal-
loons and offer a photo opportunity for attendees styled
after the photos taken at high school dances.
The Spring Fling is the biggest fundraiser of the
year for the school, bringing in an average of $40,000.
PTO members have set their goal at $50,000 this year.
Tickets for dinner and dancing will be on sale at the
school as well at various local businesses for $40.
Music will be provided by DJ Murphy.
The PTO is collecting donations for the event's
silent auction from school associates, partners and local


to replay prom night
businesses, and hoping many will come forward to help
add to their coffers.
The Spring Fling will take place 6-11 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information or to make a donation, call
Higgins at 941-448-5624.

AME calendar
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, PTO dinner and
talent show.
9:15-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, second-
grade field trip to Joan M. Durante Park, Longboat
Key.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, early release.
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, father-daughter
dance.
Monday, Feb. 17, no school.
Thursday, Feb. 20, third quarter progress
reports.
6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Spring Fling,
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Friday, Jan. 31
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Wednesday, Feb. 5
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 29, 2014 0 23

Developer input wanted for Holmes Beach city-center project


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Before a deal has even been inked on the Main-
sail Lodge development proposal for vacant land at
the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives in Holmes
Beach, a conceptual plan awaits the developer's
input.
City center committee chair Jerry West said he
invited and received a tentative agreement that a Main-
sail Lodge representative will join the committee as
discussions continue on a proposed retail boardwalk
along the city basin on Marina Drive.
The proposal includes a suggestion to eliminate
part of the northbound merge lane. That added space
would become an area of buffer between the roadway
and a pedestrian-friendly boardwalk.
But how Mainsail intends to design its entrance
from Marina Drive and whether or not it still plans
to purchase the Wells Fargo bank property will have


An aerial photo of the area Holmes Beach officials
refer to as "city center" depicts the intersection at
Gulf and Marina drives. An overlay shows some
conceptual plans to improve traffic flow and provide
enhancements as part of a broader project being
addressed by the city center committee. Islander
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an impact on how the city proceeds in its preliminary
discussion of the overall city center plans.
"The boardwalk idea is still too premature until
we know what Mainsail is going to do," said West.
Building official Tom O'Brien said the possibility
of the bank acquisition also will affect the proposed
bike path in the overall enhancement.
O'Brien said the city recently purchased a software
program that helps cities develop best practices for cre-
ating multi-use trails but, in the meantime, is looking
at Second Avenue, Holmes Boulevard and 52nd Street
as areas that are ideal to connect a multi-use trail.
Police Chief Bill Tokajer suggested inviting a
biking professional to the committee when the com-
mittee turns from discussion to possible planning.
The committee agreed and West said inviting pro-
fessionals for all aspects of what the city may want to
do in the future is a sensible approach.
In the meantime, O'Brien said any multi-use trail
should be an 8-foot-wide stretch of pavement for
shared bicycle and pedestrian use. It should be off the
main road with a strip of landscape buffering between
the trail and the road.
"That's why Second Avenue and Holmes Boule-
vard are best, because there is already an unimproved
right of way that can be used for that," he said.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth, liaison to the com-
mittee, asked what putting an 8-foot-wide trail into the

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O'Brien acknowledged that was a challenge that
would have to be worked through.
The committee also is focusing on the northwest
corner at Marina and Gulf Drive where the automotive
service station is located. Plans are to improve that side
of the intersection by taking part of the southbound
right-hand turn lane and add landscaping.
West, who also sits on the parks and beautification
committee, said that committee recommends 15-gallon
plants in 50-gallon pots at that location to allow growth
for two years.
The type of plants, he said, would depend on the
availability of a water source.
The portable pots are being recommended as a
trial run, so the city can see what works and what
doesn't.
Mayor Carmel Monti said he would research styles
and costs of containers and bring some recommenda-
tions back to the committee's February meeting.
Discussion also is ongoing to relocate the entry for
the automotive station farther north on Marina Drive
to the Island Shopping Center.
Titsworth said she would discuss the committee's
intentions with the owner and report back to the com-
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Contenders emerge in flag football, horseshoes, golfers, too


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
After two weeks of action, some favorites have
emerged in each of the three age divisions of the NFL
Flag Football League organized by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Games are played at the center field, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
The 8-10 division has four undefeated teams with
Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings and Beach Bum Patriots on
top of the standings with matching 2-0 records. Beach
Bistro Buccaneers and West Coast Air Conditioning
Dolphins follow at 1-0, while Manatee Diagnostic
Center Ravens are 1-2. LPAC Cardinals and Miller
Electric Cowboys, both in search of a first victory, are
both 0-3.
The 14-17 division also is pretty wide open with
Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers sporting the best
record in the league at 3-0, but The Feast Broncos,
Integrity Sound Lions and Mr. Bones Bengals are
right on their heels with matching 2-1 records. The
Sun Bears, Swordfish Grill Browns and West Coast
Surf Shop Jaguars are all sitting at 1-2, while Water-
front Restaurant Cowboys are still in search of a first
victory.
The 11-13 division is a case of the haves versus the
have nots. LPAC Cardinals, Sand Bar Colts and Beach
to Bay Construction Buccaneers are all undefeated.
The Cardinals and Colts lead the way with 3-0 records,
one victory ahead of the Bucs. Eat Here Redskins,
Will C. Photos Falcons and Bark & Company Realty
Ravens are all in search of a win.
LPAC Cardinals took on Will C. Photos Falcons
on Jan. 25 and came away with a 40-13 blowout vic-
tory. Joey Altashaw paced a strong defensive effort,
returning two interceptions for touchdowns. Zach Fer-
nandez led the Cardinals with four flag pulls and an
interception, while Hagen Powers and Tyler Pearson
finished with three flag pulls each, and Powers man-
aged a quarterback sack.
Quarterback Joey Stewart completed nine of 15
passes, including three for touchdowns. Fernandez
caught three passes including two for touchdowns,
while Altashaw added a touchdown reception as well.
Pearson caught a game-high five passes, including
three for extra points to round out the offensive explo-
sion for the Cards.
Dylan Doyle led the offense for the Falcons with
five catches, including two for touchdowns and an


Squadron seeks students
The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron
will conduct a safe boating course and two seminars
in February.
All the programs will take place at the squadron
building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
The America's Boating Course, a two-part boat-
ing safety class, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Satur-
days, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. The fee is $35 per person
or $50 per couple.
The course provides an overview of various
aspects of boating safety, including Florida boat-
ing rules, weather, rules of the road, boat handling
and distress signals. This course qualifies the boater
for a Florida certificate.
A chart reading seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 12, will cost $10.
A GPS seminar at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18,
will cover the basics of how to use a GPS for safe
boating. The fee is $10.
For more information or to register, call Gloria
or Walter Potter at 941-795-0482.


Sign up now for cornhole
The center is hosting its annual adults-only indoor
cornhole tournament noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Cost per team is $20. This is a BYOB event and
players must be 21 years of age or older. Teams are
guaranteed five games in a three-game, round-robin-
style format to decide seeding for the double elimina-
tion tournament.
There will be food available, raffles and a trophy
for the first-place team.
Register in person at the center or online at www.
islandcommunitycenter.com.
For more information, contact Ryan Hogan at 941-
778-1908, ext. 9219, or Ryan@myamicc.com.

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LPAC Cardinals receiver Andrew Proctor goes up
to catch a long pass from quarterback Joey Stewart
during NFL flag football action Jan. 25 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

extra point. Doyle also had an interception for the Fal-
cons on defense, which also received three flag pulls
from Hannah McCracken and two from Joseph Peery
in the loss.

Horseshoe news
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during
Jan. 25 horeseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Steve
Doyle drew the bye and watched as Sam Samuels and
Bob Palmer easily dispatched Bill Wright by a 26-6
score. Samuels and Palmer also rolled in the finals,
defeating Bobeldyk and Doyle 23-4 to earn the day's
bl _',_'iii' rights.
Jan. 22 horseshoe action saw four teams advance
to the playoff round. Bob Mason advanced to the
finals thanks to a 24-15 victory over the team of Bob
Lee and Hank Huyghe. The other semifinal match
saw the team of Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle defeat
Tom Skoloda and Bill Wright 22-11. The champion-
ship match saw Mason walk past Sofran and Doyle
by a 21-13 score.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selec-
tion.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
come.

Key Royale golf news
The weather finally allowed the Key Royale Club
women out for a round of golf Jan. 21. They played
a flighted, individual-low-net golf match over nine
holes.
Liz Lang rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 5-un-
der-par 27 and a first-place finish in Flight A. Mary
Lou Dreier, Beatrice Friebe and Pam Alvord were all
six shots back in a three-way tie for second place.
Kris Landkammer carded the same 5-under-par 27
to grab a four-shot victory in Flight B. Barb Estok and
Sue Christenson finished in a tie for second at 1-under-
par 31.
Markie Ksiazek's 1-under 31 was good enough for
first place in Flight C. Judy Ward was one shot back
and alone in second place.
Billie Jean Gordon also recorded a 5-under 27 to
take first place in Flight D by five shots over second-
place finisher Marica O'Brien.
Sue Little and Margrit Layh had chipins to round
out the women's golf action in the past week.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 29, 2014 0 25

January's polar chill creates challenges on the water


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Once again, January is sending us multiple cold
fronts in a week's time. Consistently cold weather in
Florida can make fishing challenging, so be prepared
to do some hunting to find your target.
And even after you find the fish, you can only hope
that they're going to bite. Don't be discouraged. They
may not bite on the first try, but go back on a warmer
day for improved chances of a hookup.
Good species to target during the cold days include
pompano, sheepshead, snapper and flounder. Bluefish
also seem not to be as affected by the cold. For the
pompano and bluefish, try j i .',_- in ii, with some fresh
shrimp on the tip to add scent. For the sheepies, floun-
der and snapper, live shrimp will do the job.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is
working a wintertime pattern and catching a variety
of species. To start, Gross is fishing nearshore reefs
and rock piles for sheepshead, mangrove snapper and
flounder. By baiting a knocker rig with live shrimp,
Gross' clients are reeling up respectable catches of the
trio mentioned.
After fishing the reefs, Gross is moving closer to
shore to work residential docks and canals, again using
live shrimp for bait. By casting under docks, his charter
clients are hooking into sheepshead and black drum for
the dinner table. Keeper-sizes of both species are being
caught, although the whoppers have not quite settled
in yet.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure
on days when the wind and weather permit. On these
days, Girle is using fresh-cut shiners for bait. By fish-
ing the bottom with cut bait, Girle's clients are bring-
ing up mangrove snapper, flounder and the occasional
catch-and-release gag grouper. Spanish mackerel are
on the reefs taking both cut bait and shrimp usually
biting on the drop.
On windy days, Girle is staying tucked inside Sara-
sota Bay. By fishing deep grass flats, he is turning his
clients onto the usual migratory species bluefish,
mackerel, jack crevalle and ladyfish but especially
pompano. To target these species, Girle is using small
pompano jigs tipped with shrimp. Not only does this
method produce a lot of action for the light-tackle
fisher, but it's resulting in a few pompano in the cooler
to take home for dinner.
At Island Discount Tackle, fishers are reporting a
decent bite around the canals and docks of Key Royale.
Fishers using live shrimp are catching a variety of spe-
cies, including spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder, black
drum and sheepshead. Most hookups are coming from
under docks or other similar structure. For the trout,
try fishing the mouths of deep-water canals.
Pompano are still being reported from both the
beaches and bays. Fishers seeking pompano for dinner
are using Goofy jigs or regular old pompano jigs tipped
with shrimp to get a bite. Check the usual spots on the
beach during calm seas to hook up.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says pier
fishers willing to brave the cold winds across Tampa
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Live shrimp is the top bait to produce a bite. Casting
live shrimp with a weight under the pier and around
the pilings will locate the fish.
Pier fishers using white buck-tail jigs are catching
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bring success this time of year for targeting blues and
jacks.
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his M&M Bait cap, gearing up his crew for a season
of bait sales at the dock just outside the Holmes Beach
boat basin.
He offers a quick fill up for your bait well on the
water a blackout of fresh shiners. He's taking res-
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Shakey J's owner Corinne Vasquez spent nearly
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before she sold and made plans to relax.
Following the sale, she and some friends spent
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a property and allow me to prove it.
Aleta Badowski: 941.567.7753
Email: abadowski@kw.com
Website: www.AABProperT.com


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5239 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209
"Your satisfaction in the transaction is my primary goal"
Need convincing see testimonials on my website.
Each office is independently owned and operated


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and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the
center.
Reservations are required.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call 941-383-0777 or visit Harry's website.

Chamber sets February events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its February networking luncheon noon-2
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Lee Roy Selmon's restau-
rant, 6510 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
Attendees will choose lunch from five menu items
at a cost of $15. Guests are encouraged and reserva-
tions are required.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the chamber will hold
its monthly sunrise breakfast at 7:45 a.m. at the Gulf
Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
required.
For more information or to reservations, call 941-
778-1541.


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MARIANNE, ROCHELLE, LISA, CARLA, SALLY
V Our newest agent has been with us 15 years.
V You owe it to yourself to have the best, most
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JIGSAW PUZZLES FOR sale or trade. Call 941-
778-5562.

ADULT TRICYCLE: THREE wheels, brand new,
still in the box! $260. 941-524-1025.

COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT DELL, refur-
bished, $60. 941-756-6728.

PIER 1 END tables, $40, coffee table, $80, beachy
king bed cover, $75. 901-488-6183.

WINGBACK CHAIR, EXCELLENT condition,
$50, electronics cabinet $25, glass-top end
table, $40, or best offer! 941-778-7212.

SOFA: SIX-FOOT, opens to queen size bed, $50,
black coffee table,, Ikea, 2x5-foot, $20. 941-567-
4399.

RATTAN-STYLE SOFA, $150, easy chair, $75,
chandelier, $25, dining room table, $75. 941-
387-1415.

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



Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)




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boat dock and a pool, what more could anyone ask
for. $190,000. Call Jesse Brisson @ 941.713.4755.


TROPIC ISLES COOPERATIVE Annual Arts &
Crafts Festival: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Variety
of artists, media, live music, raffles, door prizes.
Auditorium, 1507 28th Ave. W., Palmetto. Jerry
Cockerham, 336-314-3134.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but
working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry
of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver
to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.
Discoverannamaria.com.

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

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

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels to give to children.
Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper
office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

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



ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.
105 Sunset Lane, Holmes Beach. Cherry tea
table, two twin beds, bookcases, Dell computer,
radial saw, planes, belt sander, paint sprayer,
original art, prints, CD player, amplifier, reel-to-
reel player, mirror, bridge set, files, rockers, Nori-
take china set, Royal Doulton, Minton, other china
and glass, sterling, silver plate, steins, books,
sewing machine, luggage, records, Schwinn
exercise bike, silk plants, dehumidifier, yard tools,
linens and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix:
estatesales.net.

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Sandy Pointe 2b/2b condo, views of bay~ weekly rentals,
pets allowed, carport, 2 storage units, heatedpool. Updated.
Move-in ready! $239,000. 3607 East Bay Drive #202.
Brand New 5b/4.5b luxury Bayfront home. Amazing
waterfront views. Turnkey. Pool, spa, boat doc. Weekly rentals.
Projected gross $1 30,000/year. 240 S. Harbor. $2,295,000.
One block to beach. Brand new luxury home with 8b/6b
3-car garage/pool/spa/turnkey! 211 54th St. $1,795,000.
For info on new construction/investment opportunities on the
island, text Cindy Quinn: 941 -780-000.



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Purchase vacant co-op lot for $50,000 and
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Call for home/lot-site availability and rebate info:
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Thank you to my friends and customers who
helped me reach over $21 million in sales during 2013.


5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #18 $275,000
Gulf to Bay complex with pool and day
dock. lbr/lba tastefully furnished. Nightly
rentals permitted.


6201 Holmes Boulevard $749,000
Beautifully updated and move-in ready. This
5br/3ba pool home has excellent rental history
in place.


110 Cedar Lane $1,150,000
Gulf views. 4br/3.5ba pool home just 3
houses from the beach. Beautiful home with
nice rental income.


785 North Shore Drive $2,399,999
Exquisite gulf views and big beach highlight,
this 4br/4ba home with 3478 sq ft of living
space on north end Anna Maria.


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-- your home.
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mariannebc@aol.com
941-725-7799

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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday ,Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m-1 p.m. Satur-
day. 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-
383-1901.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Sat-
urday, Feb. 1. No early birds! 88th Court NW,
Bradenton. Wisteria Park subdivision. Located
off 17th Avenue, next to Robinson Preserve.
TRASH AND TREASURE sale: 8 a.m.-noon Sat-
urday, Feb. 1. 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key.


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


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
security, makes an all-weather car. Less than 100
miles. $7,895. 863-698-4562.
2005 FORD TAURUS SE: 78,000 miles. Auto-
matic, air conditioning, power windows, doors.
Cruise control, CD, three-month engine warranty.
Excellent condition, priced low, $3,900. Rick,
941-224-4977.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
685-1400.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long
memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.
weebly.com.
50-FOOT DOCK for rent, wide deep-water canal,
many amenities. BJ, 941-778-3013.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! Includes a troll-
ing motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call
Toni, 941-928-8735.
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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.

PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located
on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and
evenings. 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, 863-244-7745.

PERSON NEEDED TO run children and youth
Christian education programs at a non-denom-
inational church. Self-starter, organized, works
independently and with others, minimum two
year's experience required. Sunday required,
some Saturdays. Send resumes to: Roser
Church, Attention: BRED P.O. Box 247, Anna
Maria FL 34216.
KIDS"FOR* IR'77. -l

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.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysit-
ter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-
7995.


LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at
7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel
opportunity. 941-685-5213.
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 ser-
vice, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup,
upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/
wireless networking, custom system design.
941-224-1069.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

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

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
4570.
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean
your home like our own. We offer organic clean-
ing products. 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. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
6688.
PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available,
experienced and reliable. Call Michael Northfield
at 941-713-0284.
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. 941-746-0849.

TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking,
wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cam-
eras. Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.
WE HELP HOMEOWNERS who rent their home.
Support services, repairs, cleaning and oversight.
www.coastalhomeaway.com. 941-584-4050.
HELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation, pet
sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be easy!
941-400-8847.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup,
system upgrade. Hardware, software and net-
work repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
1169.
More ads = more readers for you in The
Islander.


359-1904
"Movers Who Core"
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BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than
19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
941-778-2581.
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 fruitful-
ness. 941-962-0986.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
807-1015.


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

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

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

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape special-
ist. Residential and commercial. 30 years
experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
ing.net.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-730-7479.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

ONLINE SERVICE: You can now place classi-
fied ads and subscribe online with our secure
server. Check it out at www.islander.org


GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops,
cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and
licensed. 941-722-8792.

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 Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

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, commer-
cial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area.
The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
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 Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job
too small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills
repaired. 941-745-3870.
SARASOTA HURRICANE SHUTTERS: Special-
izing in affordable accordions and panels. Free
estimates. 941-355-0300. mark@sarasotahurri-
caneshutters.com. www.sarasotahurricaneshut-
ters.com.



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 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.
com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
SEASONAL: MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR West-
bay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping,
restaurants, free trolley line. Tennis, two heated
pools. Old Florida 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.
WE HELP HOMEOWNERS rent their home. 0%
commission. We offer guest services! www.
coastalhomeaway.com. 941-584-4050.
NEEDED: LODGING FOR March 2014. Refer-
ences available. Jim Chitwood, 608-238-6066.
jimmickey54@gmail.com.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE JANUARY-March.
2BR/2BA, first floor, washer and dryer, clean and
nice. 941-363-1227.
VACATION RENTAL: Feb. 1-March 1, luxury
1BR/1BA. West Bradenton inclusively priced,
$2,000. Call Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-
1515.
AVAILABLE 2014-15 WINTER season: 2BR/2BA
ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to
Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria.
941-565-2373.
HOLMES BEACH: GORGEOUS Remodeled
2BR/2BA, large carport, new bathrooms and
ceiling fans, new wood floors and new soft neu-
tral paint, nice deck with water view, quiet area,
annual, $1,495/month. 941-713-6743.
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MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL
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We provide design plans-You preview 3-D drawings

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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING &eserial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holv-: ''ii,, Sat,

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

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Call Dan, 941-713-3108

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Lawn care PLUS native plants, fp .'>
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
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HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
HONE Handyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for y0ou!
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ANNUAL RENTAL: EFFICIENCY, kitchenette, full
bath, large screened porch, small yard, $650/
month, $500 security deposit. Small animal OK
with additional deposit. Available mid-February.
352-328-4550.
ANNUAL RENTAL: CITY of Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA
spacious, roomy canal home, one block to Gulf
beach, near shops and restaurants. Pets OK.
$2,000/month, first, last and security deposit
required. Call 941-538-9328.

ANNA MARIA RENTAL: Remodeled 3BR/2BA,
Open February and March due to cancellation.
116 Oak Ave. 941 -778-7933.


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


604 NORTH POINT
Custom 3 bedroom/2 bath canalfront home with dock. Community
pool and tennis courts. $599,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt, 941-
779-0202.


SUNBOW BAY
Just bring your suitcase and move right in. Turnkey furnished. This
well-appointed condo has an outstanding water view. Dock for
fishing, 2 swimming pools, tennis court and you can kayak to the
bay. Walk to restaurants, shopping and the beach. $299,000. Call
Zee Catanese 941-742-0148.


NEAR THE RIVER
This home near the river in Old Palmetto is totally re-built to 2013
standards. Greatroom from front to back. Three large bedrooms.
Master suite has all the bells and whistles. 2.5 baths. Got to see it to
believe it! Call Bobye Chasey, 941-713-1277.


HOLMES BEACH COMMERCIAL
Rare opportunity to acquire vacant commercial land in Holmes Beach.
The parcel consists of three platted building lots, 150 x 100. C-3
zoning allows stores, restaurant, etc, pending approval from local
government. Julie Glennon, 941-920-2047.

ANNA MARIA
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REAL ESTATE LLC
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
[. suncol@tampabay.rr.com M/LS


WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious
as to how much your home could be worth? Call
us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
LOCAL HOMEOWNER SEEKS a second mort-
gage 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. Contact owner Dave at dvanworm@
earthlink.net or call 407-927-1304.

FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off El Conquis-
tador Parkway. 4816 61 st. Ave. Drive W., Braden-
ton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977.

:p"I][- EXPERIENCE
V ^iMB ~REPUTATION
/tR. RESULTS
REALTOR.
40 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
FOR SALE
River Oaks 2/2 condo. riverfront, updated, pool, tennis,
elevator, clubhouse, dock. $129,000.
RENTALS
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
BOOKING NOW FOR 2014 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl @yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com

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SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BT end unit with lagoon view. Com-
plex offers two heated pools, tennis, elevator and covered
parking. $269,000

LONGBOAT KEY
A real "must see"
in the village. Total
privacy among trees and
vegetation. 3BR/2BA
ground level with pool
and wrap-around deck.
$597,000.


UPDATED ISLAND HOME 2 short blocks to the beach.
This adorable home features an updated kitchen with new
appliances and granite counter tops. New AC in 2010,
newer roof, updated plumbing throughout and a large yard.
$449,000.


GULFFRONT! Older ground-level, 2BR/2BA, north
end of Anna Maria. Detached garage. Location, location!
$1,499,000.

Mike Qj 800-367-1617
Normanlak'95% 7 941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
sales@mikenormanrealty.com


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

A-PLUS VILLA in Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA,
furnished, many updates, $239,900. 941-792-
5405 or 315-427-6349.
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-
778-6364.
REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gart-
man, Realtor. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaL-
ife.com.
FIXER-UPPER ON deep-water canal, $475,000.
Owner financing possible. 941-778-7980 or 941 -
778-7565.

I NEED LISTINGS! I
And I'll give you 100
percent effort.
JASON HRNAK
941-773-6572
jhrnak@gmail.com

Mike
Norman
Realty INC 3101 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH





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monasteries
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after use
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highway detritus,
perhaps? [1974]
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law and best friend
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50 Remark about a
female stoner?
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55 Epitome of
simplicity
56 Cracker brand
58 Lose it
59 DNA structure
63 British heads
65 Jour's opposite
67 Familia members
69 Get closer
70 Repeated cry
accompanying a
gavel hit
72 Roast pig after a
pig roast? [1956]
75 Stressed
76 Fume
78 Close
79 Base figs.
81 Pea
82 Attempts
84 "If I__ ..."
86 Moolah
88 See 9-Down
89 Napa Valley
excursion, maybe?
[1963]
92 Sundry
94 R&B's Hill
97 Pulitzer-winning
novelist Jennifer
98 Java
100 Displayed for
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101 Santa Calif.
103 Ghana neighbor
106 Yes-men
108 Data request from
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112 Regatta racer
116 Believer in a
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government
117 Roulette, e.g.
118 On the job
120 "Yoo-
121 Not bankrupt
122 Frontiersman
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126 About whom
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129 Rendezvous
130 Lawn care tools
131 Some Civil War
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considered
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9 Hockey great
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11 Recluses
12 Pup
13 True or false: Abbr.
14 Sun spot
15 nous
16Supposed ancestor
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17 Spotted horse
18 Big name in TV talk
19 "Dig in!"
24 -kiri
29 Old "From one beer
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31 Fed
33 Dive shop rentals
34 PC whizzes
35 iPod model
37 Name that starts a
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40 Speechless
41 Backless seat for
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42 Secret language
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45 Space cadet
46 Marsh hunter
49 Bit of jewelry
51 Input
52 Stated
53 Warren
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62 Had a haughty
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87 Like clockwork
90 Trying to break a
tie, say
91 Spa class
93 "Lohengrin" lass
94 Cure, in a way
95 Support
96 As a rule
99 To-dos


102 Stella
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104 1997 Demi Moore
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105 Jittery
107 Cigar butt?
109 Singer John with
the 1988 title track
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110 "C6mo ?"
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AsTheWorld Terns take stock in Soup or Bowl. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed Page 26 Happenings Streetlife The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 13 JAN. 29, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE STOP WORK, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE BB VARIANCE PAGE 3 Greatest Generation. Page 18 Get in the $100 super game. Pages 14-15 Divas on stage. Page 14 2 builders ordered to stop workHolmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti provides documentation on two construction sites issued stop work orders. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Two developers renovating property in Holmes Beach received stop work orders when inspections revealed construction issues, as well as a broader scope of work being performed than what was permitted by the city building department. Construction on properties at 626 Key Royale Drive and 108 39th St. have come to a halt. As of press time, one of the owners is working with the city to resolve the issues in the stop work order, while the other property remains in limbo, according to building Shawn Kaleta is the listed applicant on the permit for the duplex at 39th Street for a building permit to renovate the propFlorida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC is listed as the property owner on the site. The permit was approved based on the application, but during a December 2013 inspection, the building department found no foundation and work to the roof that encompassed 100 percent of the building. nal structural drawings show a foundation that is not there. wrote, The critical issue is that the work in place far exceeds the scope indicated on the documents they submitted for the permit. new plans showing the extent of the proposed work but, until then, Due to the gross misrepresentation of the scope of work actually intended, and due to the lack of proper engineering investigation and assessment of the existing foundation conditions, and due to the lack of documents prepared by a licensed architect, the building permit is hereby revoked. Najmy were expected to begin submitting the appropriate documents. The Key Royale property is on hold Kamila Yavalar of Yavalar Built Inc. in Bradenton. Leah Marie Enterprises LLC with owner on the MCPA website. The stop work order was issued in December 2013, when a roof inspection revealed the contractor removed more of the original roof than was permitted. cated a desire to clear up the issue and move forward. sioner David Zaccagnino said the city lacks BB variance in limbo zoneBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter It might soon be a case of a diner asking for dessert before delving into the entree. A Bradenton Beach homeowner is seeking a height variance that may soon be zoning districts. And two-story manufactured homes may become the new norm. Bradenton Beach special magistrate Wil2601 Gulf Drive N., and resident-owner Doug LeFevre, to elevate a new manufactured home above the 15-foot height limit for homes in the mobile home-zoned park. LeFevre wants to remove an existing home and elevate the foundation before bringing in a new manufactured home that would top out at 25 feet. He said his reaments. City planner Alan Garrett, however, said the city commission plans to study the current 15-foot height limit for homes in the mobile home park and would likely increase it. of the homes in the Sandpiper Resort can be elevated without a variance because of the height restriction. Robinson, however, said any future code change is outside the boundaries of his duty. He said he is only ruling on the validHe said he found it interesting that the commission is going to consider changing the height restriction for mobile homes. Garrett wrote in the staff analysis for the feet allowed homes in other zoning districts The two red tags are blatant violations. Mayor Carmel Monti Anna Maria commission OKs cell tower lease. Page 2 Anna Maria in search for city clerk. Page 3 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial. Reader letters. Page 6 Looking back. Page 7 Arts, culture, community. Pages 10-11 Make a date. Book an activity. Pages 12-13 Island street map. Pages 16-17 Island police blotter. Page 20 sought. Page 22 Contenders emerge in island NFL league. Page 24 Chill creates angling challenges. Page 25 941-779-1930 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER Duffys Tavern Kathleen D Kathleen D VOLUME 22, NO. 13 Get in the Get in the $100 super $100 super Pages 14-15 Pages 14-15 MCSO searches for abandoned boats ownerA 27-foot Sea Ray cruiser is beached on the shore at Bean Point, Anna Maria, and has been there since Jan. 19, Manatee Davis said. The MCSO Marine istered owner, Stephen Flores of Palmetto, to remove the boat, or it will be moved by the marine unit, Davis said. The marine unit also doning the vessel and for having an expired registration. Islander Photo: Courtesy Steve Trygg

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Anna Maria commissioners OK cell tower leaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Within the year, Anna Maria visitors and residents may have improved cellphone service in the city. If the cell tower comes to fruition, it will have taken Anna Maria 12 years to contract and construct a cell tower. Discussion on a tower began in 2002, when mously approved the land lease to construct the cell tower at city hall to Florida Tower Partners LLC of Bradenton. The impetus for a cell tower was renewed by former Commissioner Gene Aubry, who said last year lack of cellphone service is a safety issue in times of an emergency. Lack of cellphone service in the city has been a common complaint, particularly in recent years, as cellphone usage has increased and people have abandoned land lines, Mayor SueLynn said. before it presents a site plan and begins the review process, which includes obtaining building permits from the city. We have to get Federal Communication Commishe said. But I can say that AT&T and Verizon would like to be on the tower tomorrow. They call me every week asking about the Anna Maria tower, Eatrides added. FTP will use the signed lease and commitments from wireless carriers as collateral for a mortgage to construct the tower. major carriers that the lease would be signed within two weeks. However, upon unanimous approval by the commission, Chair Chuck Webb said the lease could be signed that evening. the news, Eatrides said. Commissioner Carol Carter was concerned that the tower base conform to the surrounding architecture, but Webb said those issues will be discussed in the permitting process. The tower will be hidden from the public as much as possible, Eatrides said. In other business, commissioners approved an application from a group of residents on Cedar and Mangrove avenues to trim non-native vegetation and sea grapes in city property fronting their homes at Gulf Front Park. Sam Pakbaz, the group spokesperson, said they have been trimming the non-native vegetation for years, and now want to work within the recently adopted landscaping plan for Gulf Park. Commissioner Doug Copeland, who spearheaded to see if the plan works. Arborist Marc Ebling, who has done work previously for the city, is in charge of trimming at the park and public works supervisor George McKay will over see the project. Commissioner Nancy Yetter asked McKay and Mayor SueLynn to ensure oversight. and they ended up doing much more than planned, Yetter said. assured the commission. Copeland congratulated the group for working within the Gulf Front Park plan and co-operating with the city. Good job, guys, he told Pakbaz and his wife, Riley. done, Copeland said. due back to the two parties for work at the vacant city property at Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. The donations were withdrawn after the commis at the park. When the donations are returned, the city becomes Commissioner Dale Woodland was concerned about where those funds could be found in the budget, saying he opposes taking from the reserve fund. Welch said if the city halts special events at the park, the electrical hookups would not be needed. But they are in bad shape and need to be replaced if we have more events at the park, Welch said. Woodland asked city treasurer Diane Percycoe to used to pay Hagen, PAR and the vendors who per formed worked at the park. A second hearing on the repayment plan will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. protection ordinance that complies with guidelines established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Florida Building Commission. tially the same. Without a new ordinance that meets FBC and FEMA standards, Welch said the city could lose its ordinance, Webb said.

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 5 HELP TO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES Please join us in the celebration to honor and thank ALICE BAIRDfor her 14 years of service to the City of Anna Maria.2 P.M TO 5 P.M. FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 at THE STUDIO at Gulf and Pine 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna MariaCITY OF ANNA MARIA County Tourist Development Council for money for more bicycle-pedestrian paths, or to fund a planner to study how to improve movement of vehicles during the winter season. tourism, but make sure you go to them with studies and cautious with spending money. Any funds the TDC uses must be to develop tourism. The island cities would improve tourism. to build bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways should be submitted as soon as possible by the three island cities acting together. Act as one group and get your application in right He advised against applying for federal highway you get the federal government involved. Try to do anything with local, county or state funds. Shearon said anything that can be done to ease the beach, how are you going to enjoy the beach? he asked. items, and future planning. Gulf Drive N. David Hutchinson of the Sarasota/Manatee Met ropolitan Planning Organization and Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn attend the Jan. 21 Island Transpor tation and Planning Organization meeting at Bra denton Beach City Hall. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinAMP&Z board has vacancy Anna Maria planning and zoning board member announced she is seeking applications from city resiThe board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at city Anyone interested in volunteering on a city board, should apply at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.HB mayor calls dog park meeting Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti scheduled a town hall meeting to discuss the future of the Scentral Monti said he has received several emails and phone calls about issues and suggestions for the park. There are a lot of people involved with the dog park and I want to get everyone in the same room so we can hear what the concerns are and what suggestions people might have for the park all at the same time, said Monti. 31, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.HBPD retirement board hears claim Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach Police Retirement Board met cation and address new business. Board attorney Lee Dehner, chair Dan Hardy and members HBPD detective Brian Hall, HBPD Sgt. Vern McGowin, Sean Murphy and Darcie Duncan took the dais at the midmorning meeting. After an explanation of disability benefits and procedures for injuries sustained while not in the line of duty from Dehner, the board turned its attention to Marcus Castillo, attorney for retired Holmes Beach sustained following his retirement from the HBPD. Documentation included medical opinions that Wolfe sustained while not in the line of duty. I believe it is undisputable and respectfully ask you to accept his application, Castillo said. The board accepted the application, officially The board had no new actuary reports to review. currently in the Florida House of Representatives and legislative actions affecting the allocation of funds for under-funded pension programs. He said similar legislation has come up before, and there will be more to talk about in April. disability claim and concluded the meeting.

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6 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Jennifer Glen eld, jennifer@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) JAN. 29, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 www. islander.org Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community fans. If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. Thanks to you I would like to thank everyone who helped me with my doggy daycare business, Coastal Canine Cottage, and also announce that it is closed for now. I really appreciate my friends spreading the word and the support from my friends at The Islander, including advertising, and especially also the hard sale. I love dogs and Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc. is both my passion and my focus. So much of my time is spent working with rescue dogs For doggy day care, please, check the Islander weekly. Thank you all. Lisa Williams, Bradenton, Moonracer owner and AMI is super, part 22 If being a bystander has taught me one thing, different expectations. We come to experience paradise. But we come from different places, states of mind and junctions in life. And where we come from gives us varying perspectives. From this, the island melting pot results in people who have glasses half empty, half full. restaurant or we only like the old favorite eatery. cool winter nights. try the free ride to events, lunch or dinner, or for after-dinner treats. As another high tourist season (they call it high season in some ritzier spots, like Boca Grande) takes off at a record pace, we islanders are challenged to the island, lines at Publix, people waiting at the door of our favorite restaurants, and a bevy of events and good causes calling for our attention. The point is, we have golden opportunities. We We can also jump in. Take part. Work. Visit. Shop. Dine. Grill. Exercise. Engage. the good life for us. If you want to get a table fast, or avoid lines of times. Dine out earlier or later. day, we who live here support one another in business and in our daily lives. With that said, we are staring down the busiest is half empty. calendar of great events. Plan to attend the traditional Feb. 15-16, and the celebration Feb. 6 for a fond farewell to the Rev. Gary Batey from Roser Memorial Community Church. With a full glass, every day can be super on AMI. Bonner Joy reporter for The Islander and mural artist now a chalk artist based her design for the Jan. 22 chalk festival on a 1946 story by the late Wyatt Blassingame. Use the scan code to go to The Islander website, where you can read the story.

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 7 Headlines from Jan. 28, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 19 35 68 0 Jan. 20 46 69 0 Jan. 21 54 72 0.11 Jan. 22 39 58 0 Jan. 23 36 65 0 Jan. 24 44 64 0 Jan. 25 46 65 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 60.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago PLEASE, TAKE NOTE! after Regions Bank foreclosed on its $1.7 million 40-unit condominium with a restaurant and marina said he had a $4 million loan commitment pending and expected to be out of bankruptcy soon. him off during a road incident and threatened to have said there was no basis to the charge of intent to do season bridge daytime openings be reduced to 30 minute intervals on boater demand. The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church and wife Karen, left, accept accolades and a plaque from Cornelia Zanetti, president of All Island Denominations, the island group of churches, at an AID Ecumenical service Jan. 26 for all congregations at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach to honor the Bateys on his retirement. The Bateys will again be honored at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Roser Church. Islander Photos: Jean Etsinger The Rev. Sung Lee, left, of Roser Church; Rory Welsh, acolyte; the Rev. Dee Ann de Montmollin of Church of Annunciation; and the Rev. Rosemary Backer lead a processional for the Rev. Gary Batey. The Rev.s Gary Batey and Rosemary Backer converse before the AID service. Farewell and Godspeed

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8 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER 100 Anna Maria Island Plaze 5337 Gulf Drive Libbys Island Jewelry .com941-778-2711 The Original Rod & Reel on comebackThe Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, remains under construction following a Sept. 30 electrical said, Were getting there, but no date is set for reopening. Soon, I hope, he said. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinBeachmakers hold up in safe harbor, halt pumping sandBill Davidson, left, and wife Amanda Davidson from Alberta, Canada, and Dan and Annie Garbowitz of Chicago check for beach renourishment activity Jan. 22, but the equipment was silent. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter appears stuck between cold weather systems dropping down from the north. erly winds and rough seas nearshore in the Gulf of Lakes Dredge and Dock halts dredging and moves its in Pinellas County. renourish southward to 31st Street in Holmes Beach by GLDD lost several days of dredging during the holidays in late December, but progressed along the beach rapidly when the weather allowed, Corps spokeswoman Sirisha Rayaprolu said. day to day because of the changing weather conditions. GLDD has 60 days from the Dec. 20 start to reach at Feb. 18, but GLDD has some contract allowances for bad weather. Rayaprolu said GLDD can renourish 1,000 feet of sand per day, weather permitting. When dredging is halted, GLDD workers use the time to smooth sand already pumped on the beach The slowdown of the project aggravated some visitors. Dan and Annie Garbowitz of Chicago said they were leaving two days earlier than planned because their beachfront rental. But the people were very nice and gave us a refund, Dan Garbowitz said. that much. The weather is still a lot better here than back This is a lot better than the subzero temperatures back home, wife Amanda added. With a period of good weather, dredging can resume and GLDD could reach Bradenton Beach at The current project is funded with federal, state second project funded solely by state and county money begins, will renourish the public beach going south to Longboat Pass. Having both projects done at the same time saved by the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, said director Charlie Hunsicker. Coastal Planning and Engineering has been hired to supervise

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 9 Click! The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions Our lovely patients, Gordon and Ruthacclaimdentalcare.com A PRIVATE FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE 941.795.6535$599 CROWN SPECIAL2 or More Molars Only!We use a local dental lab with over 30 years experience in the Bradenton Area.OFFER EXPIRES FEB. 5, 2014 Founded 1956 ALL ARE WELCOME The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopHours 9-1, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdaySunday at the Chapel Adult Education 9-9:45 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m.The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Minister 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org Jaws swims onto Holmes Beach eld Jan. 31 Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Marina Drive. The movie is rated PG-13 and par ents are cautioned that it may not be suitable for young children. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti said that while the park event is considered to be for the considered for an adult night out. Moviegoers are asked to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Free popcorn is available. The Rex and Helen Hagen Foundation, Bright House Networks and Waste Management sponsors Movies in the Park. The event is free to the public.Anna Maria draining away stormwater problemsWorkers for Woodruff & Sons Construction Co. install a new drainage pump and pipeline on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria Jan. 20. The work is part of the citys continuing drainage improvements program, according to public works supervi sor George McKay. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin HB noise ordinance still a work in progressBy Mark Young Islander Reporter While there is a Holmes Beach noise ordinance in as they continue to seek a balance that is both satisnesses seeking nightlife dollars. The process of seeking that balance continued at In particular, the city has been working closely with Nicole Heslop, owner of the Island Flea Barefoot test because of its proximity to residential neighbor hoods, as well as being close to city hall and city be taken. If a balance can be struck there, it should work Mayor Carmel Monti noted some confusion from residents that the city is only now trying to create a noise ordinance. already in the ordinance. What we are trying to do progress. After various days and times of testing noise levels surrounding Barefoot Tiki, commissioners agreed on an acceptable maximum decibel level of 65. While that level could become the standard, it is being based priindoor is being suggested by Commissioner Marvin Where to measure for noise is a topic likely to However, Heslop may have an unrelated issue to attend to as well. She approached the commission several weeks ago the bar, which is not a restaurant and does it have a commercial kitchen. the food truck earlier this month. submitted to the building department in order to get approval for the food truck. missioners that the plan could be hand drawn, but city plan. Heslop was invited to resubmit a professional drawing for compliance of the mobile kitchen and she likely will have to pursue bringing her occupational to the noise ordinance, city attorney Patricia Petruff that would lead the city to legal challenges. to be unconstitutional were being used by the city as a by motorists. Police Chief Bill Tokajer said they are following the path of Manatee County, where the crux of the ordinance is based on safety and has withstood legal challenges. Tokajer was the primary presenter for the ordi nance, raising suggested noise standards for construction and personal home maintenance. The topic launched a lot of discussion among commissioners and numerous back-and-forth suggestions. Among the agreed terms is no construction or use of domestic power tools on Sundays and holidays. Construction would be limited to 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and leaf blowers would be limited to 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays and holi days. The use of leaf blowers would not be allowed on Sundays. Domestic power tools, including lawn mowers, a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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12 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Jan. 29 Thursday, Jan. 30 Friday, Jan. 31 Saturday, Feb. 1 Monday, Feb. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 4 Wednesday, Feb. 5 Off-island Friday, Jan. 31 Saturday, Feb. 1 Tuesday, Feb. 4 Wednesday, Feb. 5 Coming up Save the date Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander. org. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome. MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Kiwanis, center partner on sweetheart dance The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island continues its tradition of celebrating the sweetest holiday Island Community Center. The 22nd annual Valentine Big Band Dance will take place 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the center, The Sophisticated Swing Band will perform. Hosts will be providing munchies and guests will be allowed to bring beverages of choice. For more information or tickets, call the center The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island is selling tickets to its annual Big Band Dance, which is held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center to and celebrate Valentines Day. Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy A NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria941-778-0414 SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:00 & 11:00 AM 941-778-0414 YOUTH FOR CHRISTC The Rev. Taylor M. Hill Dairy Staters bound for St. Bernard celebration St. Bernard Catholic Church again is the site of the annual Wisconsin Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5. The celebration of all things Wisconsin will Drive, Holmes Beach, beginning with registration aged to bring a dish that could serve eight adults to share, as well as their own silverware.

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 13 Weekly planner: calendar of ongoing events need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com This Miserable KingdomAn image from This Miserable Kingdom at the State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Fine Art Gallery, which features the work of Steven Katzman. A reception for the photographic survey of survival of the Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the gallery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. The exhibit closes April 2. For more, call 941-752-5225. Islander Image: Courtesy Steven Katzman WINTER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS

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18 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER Islander kept bombers ying in WWII Tampa native and Holmes Beach resident Alvaro Fernandez considers himself a lucky man. for the infantry. At that time, all my friends in Tampa were joining up or waiting for the draft. I was working in the sit out the war back in Tampa, Fernandez said. Army Air Force after basic training in Miami Beach. I just went where I was ordered. I guess I scored well on the communications tests, because the Air Force sent me to North Carolina and Idaho for radio maintenance school. A lot of my friends got sent to the infantry, and many of them never came back to Tampa, he recalled. After Idaho, Fernandez was transferred to the Fernandez and other airmen were trained on the engine maintenance and communication systems of We all knew we were going to Europe just as knew was headed to England. state line and Fernandez and his buddies often snuck into the gambling state to try their luck with the slot machines. We were told not to go into the gambling halls, but we did it anyway. I never did hit a jackpot, but it was a lot of fun. the group was mobilized for shipment to England. the ground crews got to England aboard the Queen Elizabeth. The ship was meant to hold about 6,000 passengers, but had 16,000 soldiers packed into its hold when it sailed. The ship had superior speed and we had two submarine attacks where we outran the subs, Fernandez remembered. wood. repaired and working. I was lucky. I was part of the ground crew, but we still had to watch those guys take off, knowing some our job. We knew how many had taken off and all the make it by the number of planes that came back. Some of the air crews parachuted out of their burning planes and became prisoners of war, but many were Losing your buddies, your best friends, that was the toughest part of the war, he said sadly. Anyone who ever thought the air crews had it some real courage, Fernandez said. Fernandez said the guys in the group were the best friends I ever had. We were like brothers, and many of us stayed in touch after the war. We still have annual reunions, although there are fewer attending each year. men, Fernandez said. Those guys were the heroes. We left them lucky. But Fernandez recalled one guy who was a hero. one was wearing a parachute before a mission. There was one belly gunner who never wore his parachute, mission before he would be sent home, the rigger made him promise to wear his parachute. Sure enough, his plane got shot down. But because he was wearing his parachute, he bailed out and made it safely back to our base. He hugged the parachute that day, the gunner survived and made it U.S. Army Air Force World War II veteran Alvaro Fernandez of Holmes Beach adds his name to the 384th Bombardment Group Commemorative Wing Panel Jan. 22. In the background is Fred Preller of Reno, Nev., whose father was a pilot in the 384th. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANTIts that time of year! GET YOUR BIB ON! Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 941-383-1748 www.stonecrab.ccIts STONE CRAB SEASON STONE CRAB

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 19 JOIN US FOR A VALENTINES DAY TASTE OF ROMANCE Dinner for Two Menu Choices Surf-n-Turf, Bacon-Wrapped Filet of Beef with Roasted Garlic Demi Glace and Cold-Water Lobster Tail; New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Mint and Gulf Drive Caf ~ Kokonut Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach Roasted Garlic Demi Glace and Cold-Water Lobster Tail; Rosemary Demi Glace; or Half Free-Range Chicken Roasted with Orange and Rosemary Butter. Vegetarian entree available. All entrees served with Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna Appetizer with Chef Jason Totos Wakame Dressing; choice of our House or Caesar Salad, Dutchess Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Bread. Choose Chocolate and Raspberry Lovers Lava Cake or Cheese and Pear Tart for dessert! Available 5-9 pm ~ Reservations Required T aste of Romance Alvaro and Yolanda Fernandez have been married 67 years. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin I hope that gunner had a great life, Fernandez said. But the ground crew was not immune from the enemy. blew my pal George Greenspan out of his bunk. We all had a good laugh, but it was serious business. Fernandez made several trips to London and found it devastated by Nazi bombing raids and the rockets. But the people kept up their spirit, and I was surprised how they went about their daily business in the midst of that mess. some hotel rooms. During the night, a V-2 rocket blew up the hotel next to them. We were so tired, we slept through the entire raid. Imagine if we had chosen that hotel instead of the one was more food. I got most of my food from my family back in Tampa. The guys really loved that Spanish food, especially the chorizo, which is a type of pork sausage in a roll, Fernandez said. time his orders came through to make him a warrant Fernandez sailed for New York on the Queen Mary. He returned to Tampa and went to work for Sears roebuck & Co. as a comptroller. He married Tampa to Columbia and Peru for three years. After his return, the company wanted to send him back to South America, but Fernandez loved Tampa and was tired of all the travel and now had a family. He left Sears after 15 years and opened American Air Lumber and Hardware on 15th Street and Lake Avenue in Tampa. He owned the business for 22 years, then sold it in 1983 and retired. The business is still in operation today, Fernandez said. boy. My dad would bring our sailboat down to the After I got married and had a family, we would come to the island on weekends. Eventually Fernandez purchased a house in Holmes Beach and moved there after retiring. His daughters and grandchildren live nearby. World War II was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It made me realize what I could accomplish and how to deal with people. do it again if I had to, Fernandez said. ment Group Commemorative Wing Panel. The panel project was initiated by Chris Wilkinson, the son of a Wilkinson has taken it upon himself to get volunteers to travel across the country to have each living at the Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base Signing that wing was one of the proudest moments of my life, Fernandez said. It made me proud American who did his duty. The Greatest Generation, Forgotten Generation and Vietnam Generation columns are about veterans of any Allied country. If you are a veteran of World War II, the Korean or Vietnam wars or served during those times, or know someone who did, please, contact Rick Catlin at 941-778-7978, or email news@islander. org. WWII Army Air Force veteran Alvaro Fernandez had this photo of himself taken while on leave in Scotland during the war.

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20 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER Obituaries At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941778-7978. All-You-Can-Eat and Drink! $69.95 Redstag Bourbon BBQ Meatballs Lobster Macn-Cheese Poppers Includes Well Drinks, to reserve a seat OPEN EVERY DAY 11-Close900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach SUPER BOWL SUNDAY FEB. 2 PARTY BUFFET! StreetlifePost to remember World War II Army chaplains Bradenton will hold a memorial service for four Army chaplains who died in World War II. More than 900 soldiers and crew were aboard the Dorchester, and 133 were saved. Post Cmdr. Richard Alvarez said the annual cer emony would include military benedictions, guest speakers, musical tributes and an honor guard salute 5337 Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island | 941.779.1000Got Buttah? SHUFFLEBOARD DARTS POOL FUN PARTY LOBSTAHS HAPPY HOUR 5-6 $1 DRAFTSSEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZA TIME LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Catch the Super Bowl with us LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar LARGE TV S Buttah? Buttah? LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS Bowl with us Bowl with us Marion (Fagan) Hinton Between summers at Long Lake and winters on Anna Maria Island at Westbay Point and Moorings from 1980 to 2010, Mrs. Hinton made many wonderful lifelong friends. arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation, 8 Richmond Park Drive, Mrs. Hinton is survived by her children, Diane, Michael and Blaire. HintonWyan Huey Milks Mr. Milks served 1955-61 as an airman third class denton Beach Fire Department. He took up masonry and became a skilled tradesman. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach. He was was named Moose of the Year. He spent his last years living life to the fullest and spoiling his grandchildren. He will never be forgotten by the many that had the privilege of knowing him. A memorial services at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach will be planned at a later date. Mr. Milks is survived by his children, Douglas and great-grandchildren.Island police blotterAnna Maria glary. An unknown person entered a construction site and stole a spool of copper wire, as well as about 25 feet of installed copper wiring. The value of the wire Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach man was charged with two misdemeanor crimes after discharging a 9-mm handgun into Sarasota Bay from his condominium balcony. According to the report, the man made several statements to his girlfriend about harming himself. The woman dropped him off at his residence and, while leaving, heard a single gunshot. Fearing he carried out his threats, she called 911. Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach Police departments responded Edward A. McIntyre Edward A. McIntyre, 82, of Holmes Beach, died to Edward and Helen McIntyre. Mr. McIntyre was general superintendent for Paver Construction of Sarasota. He was a Christian and a Knights Templar 32nd degree Mason with F&AM Lodge of Sarasota. He loved history and enjoyed working with his hands, especially woodworking and cabinetmaking. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, lences may be made at www.skywaymemorial.com McIntyre Mr. McIntyre is survived by his loving wife of 25 Celebration, Fla., Milton G. and wife Delynn Flinn of ville, and Michael C. Flinn and wife Shirley of Ruskin, of St. Petersburg, and Kathleen and husband Mike and a niece and nephew.

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 21 POLICE Island watch To report information on island crime, call the In emergencies, call 911. taken to Manatee Glens for evaluation. While at the Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Estates, criminal mischief. A security guard noticed a hose leading to the bocce court and found it running water onto the court, which is made of a special kind of sand. Police tracked the hose back to a nearby resident, who denied any knowledge of the incident. He also refused to cooperate further. The water created a ing lot, vehicle burglary. An unknown person broke out a car window. Several items were taken and some were found nearby, although emptied of contents. ton, petit theft. A 53-year-old Cortez man was arrested for petit theft after taking a cab from Cortez to the listed address. According to the report, the man told the driver his friend was going to pay the fare when they arrived, but once they drove to the area, the suspect suspect was arrested. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach complainant reported evidence of someone living in an unoccupied rental unit. Police found discarded cigarette butts, clothing and other items that did not belong there. There also were two bikes parked at the rear of vit, when a deputy asked Paul Wood, 56, of Bradenton, if he had been drinking, the man allegedly said, A woman observed a suspicious looking man loitering near her property. She said he walked toward the building several times and then disappeared from sight. She later went downstairs to prepare a unit for visitors, at which time she observed someone had been sleeping there. The suspect also had arranged the patio furni ture. Police located several cigarette butts and clothing that did not belong there. According to the report, the items were similar to those found a block away three days earlier at another residence. woman reported 12 rings missing from her jewelry box. Police investigated the scene, but could not verify a point of entry. day before and on his return, the tank was empty. He Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriffs CHECK US OUT AT WWW .ISLANDER.ORG REGISTER FOR BREAKING NEWS & WEATHER ALERTSIsland real estate transactions Special to The Islander 502 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront pool home built in 1983 on a 153x106 lot Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Brisson

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22 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties AME calendar talent show. Key. dance. reports. 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Breakfast: Lunch: Thursday, Jan. 30 Breakfast: Lunch: Friday, Jan. 31 Breakfast: Lunch: Monday, Feb. 3 Breakfast: Lunch: Tuesday, Feb. 4 Breakfast: Lunch: Wednesday, Feb. 5 Breakfast: Lunch: Thursday, Feb. 6 Breakfast: Lunch: Friday, Feb. 7 Breakfast: Lunch: Juice and milk are served with every meal. 2000 75th St. W., BradentonSmoke-Free Facility / Always Open to The PublicLunches ~ Dinners ~ Dances ~ Bingo Amusement Center and More! FOR A SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CALL 941-794-3489 or visit www.americanlegionpost24.com Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO Kirby Stewart Post 24 Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO The American Legion AME PTO promises to replay prom night Studies on the shoreJohn Ginaven leads students on a bird-watching expedition Jan. 23. Students were provided binoculars from a Sarasota Bay Estuary Program grant and guided in bird-watching techniques Jan. 23 and By Jennifer The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher members have begun collecting much-needed donations all Decades. Laura Higgins are encouraging attendees to dress for the occasion in vintage formal wear and to bring photos and other prom memorabilia from their high school days to the event. loons and offer a photo opportunity for attendees styled after the photos taken at high school dances. The Spring Fling is the biggest fundraiser of the Tickets for dinner and dancing will be on sale at the silent auction from school associates, partners and local businesses, and hoping many will come forward to help add to their coffers. The Spring Fling will take place 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, For more information or to make a donation, call

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 23 Fresh Fish Shrimp & Grits Steaks Live music Friday & Saturday 121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com Grill Seafood Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! HOURS 5-12 Wed-Sat, 1-9 Sunday 5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.778.4402 Island Flea Tiki Bar Live MusicHAPPY HOUR WED-FRI 5-7 FRI. T ANGLED MANGOES 7-10 SAT. TRINITY ON 80 7-10S UPE R B OWL P A R TY! S UN. MU M BO JU M BO 2-6. P arty B arefootS tyle. N o cover, just fun. B ring a dish! W e supply pizza and drink specials. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRIDAY & SATURDAY OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN & CRISPY DUCKLINGCALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 32 Flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream100% Prime Angus Burgers & More... 941-896-9825 32 Flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream 32 Flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream Migratory stopoverRed knots appear on the north end of Anna Maria Island, but only for a short time. The migratory birds stop to rest on AMI twice a year. This time of year, they make their way to winter homes in South America. The red knots spend their time on Anna Maria Island eating, resting and fattening up for the next stretch of their long journey. Islander Photo: Courtesy Glenn Wiseman refer to as city center depicts the intersection at Gulf and Marina drives. An overlay shows some enhancements as part of a broader project being addressed by the city center committee. Islander Courtesy Photo: Holmes Beach/Google EarthDeveloper input wanted for Holmes Beach city-center projectBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Before a deal has even been inked on the Mainsail Lodge development proposal for vacant land at the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives in Holmes input. invited and received a tentative agreement that a Mainsail Lodge representative will join the committee as discussions continue on a proposed retail boardwalk along the city basin on Marina Drive. The proposal includes a suggestion to eliminate part of the northbound merge lane. That added space would become an area of buffer between the roadway and a pedestrian-friendly boardwalk. But how Mainsail intends to design its entrance from Marina Drive and whether or not it still plans to purchase the Wells Fargo bank property will have an impact on how the city proceeds in its preliminary discussion of the overall city center plans. The boardwalk idea is still too premature until we know what Mainsail is going to do, said West. bike path in the overall enhancement. program that helps cities develop best practices for creating multi-use trails but, in the meantime, is looking at Second Avenue, Holmes Boulevard and 52nd Street as areas that are ideal to connect a multi-use trail. Police Chief Bill Tokajer suggested inviting a biking professional to the committee when the committee turns from discussion to possible planning. The committee agreed and West said inviting professionals for all aspects of what the city may want to do in the future is a sensible approach. should be an 8-foot-wide stretch of pavement for shared bicycle and pedestrian use. It should be off the main road with a strip of landscape buffering between the trail and the road. vard are best, because there is already an unimproved right of way that can be used for that, he said. mittee, asked what putting an 8-foot-wide trail into the would have to be worked through. The committee also is focusing on the northwest corner at Marina and Gulf Drive where the automotive service station is located. Plans are to improve that side of the intersection by taking part of the southbound right-hand turn lane and add landscaping. committee, said that committee recommends 15-gallon plants in 50-gallon pots at that location to allow growth for two years. The type of plants, he said, would depend on the availability of a water source. The portable pots are being recommended as a trial run, so the city can see what works and what Mayor Carmel Monti said he would research styles and costs of containers and bring some recommenda Discussion also is ongoing to relocate the entry for the automotive station farther north on Marina Drive to the Island Shopping Center. intentions with the owner and report back to the committee. The center and the property where the service station is located are owned in part by her father, Hugh Holmes Sr.

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24 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Jan. 29 12:15p 1.2 10:15 2.3 5:02 -0.9 3:48 0.8 Jan. 30 12:40p 1.2 11:09 2.3 5:44 -0.8 4:45 0.7 Jan. 31 1:05p 1.3 6:23 -0.7 5:41 0.5 Feb. 1 12:01 2.1 1:30 1.4 6:59 -0.5 6:36 0.4 Feb. 2 12:54 1.9 1:56 1.5 7:33 -0.3 7:34 0.2 Feb. 3 1:47 1.7 2:26 1.6 8:05 0.0 8:36 0.2 Feb. 4 2:45 1.4 3:01 1.7 8:35 0.2 9:45 0.1 Feb. 5 3:55 1.1 3:41 1.8 9:05 0.4 11:03 0.0By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter After two weeks of action, some favorites have emerged in each of the three age divisions of the NFL Flag Football League organized by the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Ave., Anna Maria. The 8-10 division has four undefeated teams with top of the standings with matching 2-0 records. Beach Bistro Buccaneers and West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins follow at 1-0, while Manatee Diagnostic Center Ravens are 1-2. LPAC Cardinals and Miller both 0-3. Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers sporting the best record in the league at 3-0, but The Feast Broncos, Integrity Sound Lions and Mr. Bones Bengals are right on their heels with matching 2-1 records. The victory. The 11-13 division is a case of the haves versus the have nots. LPAC Cardinals, Sand Bar Colts and Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers are all undefeated. The Cardinals and Colts lead the way with 3-0 records, one victory ahead of the Bucs. Eat Here Redskins, Will C. Photos Falcons and Bark & Company Realty Ravens are all in search of a win. LPAC Cardinals took on Will C. Photos Falcons returning two interceptions for touchdowns. Zach Fer interception, while Hagen Powers and Tyler Pearson passes, including three for touchdowns. Fernandez caught three passes including two for touchdowns, while Altashaw added a touchdown reception as well. three for extra points to round out the offensive explosion for the Cards. Dylan Doyle led the offense for the Falcons with extra point. Doyle also had an interception for the Falin the loss. Horseshoe news Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Steve Doyle drew the bye and watched as Sam Samuels and Bob Palmer easily dispatched Bill Wright by a 26-6 bragging rights. to the playoff round. Bob Mason advanced to the saw the team of Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle defeat Tom Skoloda and Bill Wright 22-11. The championship match saw Mason walk past Sofran and Doyle by a 21-13 score. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups tion. There is no charge to play and everyone is wel come. Key Royale golf news holes. Liz Lang rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 5-unLou Dreier, Beatrice Friebe and Pam Alvord were all six shots back in a three-way tie for second place. to grab a four-shot victory in Flight B. Barb Estok and par 31. and alone in second place. Sue Little and Margrit Layh had chipins to round Sign up now for cornhole The center is hosting its annual adults-only indoor cornhole tournament noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. players must be 21 years of age or older. Teams are style format to decide seeding for the double elimina tion tournament. Register in person at the center or online at www. islandcommunitycenter.com. Ryan@myamicc.co m. AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule Feb. 3 6 p.m. AMI Beaches RE vs. Miller Elec tric 8-10 Division Feb. 1 9 a.m. Manatee Diagnostic vs. Dolphins Feb. 1 11 a.m. Bistro vs. Cowboys 11-13 Division Feb. 1 noon Ravens vs. Beach to Bay Const. Feb. 1 1 p.m. LPAC vs. Sand Bar Feb. 1 2 p.m. Eat Here vs. Will C. Photos Feb. 3 8 p.m. Beach to Bay Const. vs. Sand Bar Feb. 1 3 p.m.. Waterfront Restaurant vs. Sword Feb. 1 5 p.m. The Sun vs. The Feast AMICC Adult Volleyball schedule Greens Greens SignsSquadron seeks students will conduct a safe boating course and two seminars in February. The course provides an overview of various aspects of boating safety, including Florida boat ing rules, weather, rules of the road, boat handling will cover the basics of how to use a GPS for safe For more information or to register, call Gloria LPAC Cardinals receiver Andrew Proctor goes up to catch a long pass from quarterback Joey Stewart Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. Were gearing up for season!Call in your bait reservation:941-323-7892 LIVE Whitebait Crabs Threadfin Pinfish

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter day for improved chances of a hookup. Good species to target during the cold days include also seem not to be as affected by the cold. For the der and snapper, live shrimp will do the job. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is working a wintertime pattern and catching a variety and rock piles for sheepshead, mangrove snapper and trio mentioned. shore to work residential docks and canals, again using live shrimp for bait. By casting under docks, his charter clients are hooking into sheepshead and black drum for the dinner table. Keeper-sizes of both species are being in yet. catch-and-release gag grouper. Spanish mackerel are biting on the drop. pompano. To target these species, Girle is using small pompano jigs tipped with shrimp. Not only does this method produce a lot of action for the light-tackle to take home for dinner. decent bite around the canals and docks of Key Royale. Fishers using live shrimp are catching a variety of spedrum and sheepshead. Most hookups are coming from under docks or other similar structure. For the trout, Pompano are still being reported from both the beaches and bays. Fishers seeking pompano for dinner are using Goofy jigs or regular old pompano jigs tipped with shrimp to get a bite. Check the usual spots on the beach during calm seas to hook up. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says pier Bay are being rewarded with catches of sheepshead, pier can be challenging at best, so patience is a virtue. Live shrimp is the top bait to produce a bite. Casting live shrimp with a weight under the pier and around the pier, either on their way into Anna Maria Sound or on their way out. The right place and right time bring success this time of year for targeting blues and jacks. his M&M Bait cap, gearing up his crew for a season of bait sales at the dock just outside the Holmes Beach boat basin. ervations now. Rick Allair of Ontario, Canada, shows off a nice amberjack caught Jan. 13 using a about 120 feet of water off shore of Anna Maria Island. Allair and his party caught their limit of AJs and some gag grouper, which were released, on their trip with Capt. Larry McGuire. Rick Allair, Ed Morrison, Lorne Kuchma, Clem Belanger, Ron Mihajic and Danny Malleau of Ontario, Canada, bring home a load 13 from their yearly offshore charter with Capt. Larry McGuire Show Me the Fish Charters.

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26 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978Call US TODAY! 800-367-1617 941-778-6696INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DRIVE ~ HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com Our newest agent has been with us 15 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 35 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money. Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMARIANNE, ROCHELLE, LISA, CARLA, SALLY With 20 years experience, I understand whats important to you: Getting the results you desire with a high level of personal service. Realtor Cindy Hayworth Our Florida lifestyle. Casual, not complicated. Call me at 941.504.1511 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. NEW CANAL-POOL HOMEAbsolutely stunning, brand new 3BR/3BA. Priced to sell at VACANT LANDLarge Buildable Lot with PICTURE PERFECT 3BR/3BA canalfront pool home on large lot. Fully remodeled. New metal plan is designed to catch ANNUAL RENTALS Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Call Zita Kollar toll free 800-771-6043 941-778-7244 www.gulfbayrealty.com/rentals.html SEASONAL FOR RENT: South Beach Village at 10th S treet N in Bradenton Beach. S even gorgeous 3BR /2BA townhomes with 2-car garages available now thru season. Gulf and bay views. Community heated pool and so much more. Call us today for more information. New Year, New HomeA Truly International Realtor, having lived in Europe, Asia and USA. You can count on my professionalism, honesty, commitment and expertise. Call or email me today to Buy or List a property and allow me to prove it. Aleta Badowski: 941.567.7753 Email: abadowski@kw.com Website: www.AABProperT.comAleta Badowski, Keller Williams On The Water 5239 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209 Your satisfaction in the transaction is my primary goal Need convincing see testimonials on my website. Each ofce is independently owned and operated This place is shakin denton, that has customers shaking with delight. 20 years in the restaurant business in Pasco County before she sold and made plans to relax. Following the sale, she and some friends spent their vacation on Anna Maria Island. It was love at I came to the island and this area and immediately always been in the restaurant business, I decided to open a small place for good food and ice cream, she said. fresh salads. The menu also includes hamburgers and hot dogs, prime steak with cheese, cheese strips made on site, and milk shakes, sundaes and banana splits. Shakey Js restaurant staff member John Elliet, left, owner Corinne Vasquez and chef Jeromy Phillips are welcoming guests to the new restaurant. Shakey Js recently debuted at 7604 Cortez Road W., complete with a vibrant aquarium, left, and the new Hersheys ice cream brand. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Sandwiches are made with bread baked daily by the St. Armands Bakery. Kids can enjoy their own menu and watching the Harrys to host bene t for human services The event will be a four-course dinner with hors center. For more information or to make a reservation, Chamber sets February events The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its February networking luncheon noon-2 rant, 6510 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 27 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALEJIGSAW PUZZLES FOR sale or trade. Call 941778-5562. ADULT TRICYCLE: THREE wheels, brand new, still in the box! $260. 941-524-1025. COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT DELL, refur bished, $60. 941-756-6728. PIER 1 END tables, $40, coffee table, $80, beachy king bed cover, $75. 901-488-6183. WINGBACK CHAIR, EXCELLENT condition, $50, electronics cabinet $25, glass-top end table, $40, or best offer! 941-778-7212. SOFA: SIX-FOOT, opens to queen size bed, $50, black coffee table, Ikea, 2x5-foot, $20. 941-5674399. RATTAN-STYLE SOFA, $150, easy chair, $75, chandelier, $25, dining room table, $75. 941387-1415. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALEIndividuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.or g fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTSTROPIC ISLES COOPERATIVE Annual Arts & Crafts Festival: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Variety of artists, media, live music, rafes, door prizes. Auditorium, 1507 28th Ave. W., Palmetto. Jerry Cockerham, 336-314-3134. WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ANNOUNCEMENTS ContinuedAERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe.ESTATE SALESESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. 105 Sunset Lane, Holmes Beach. Cherry tea table, two twin beds, bookcases, Dell computer, radial saw, planes, belt sander, paint sprayer, original art, prints, CD player, amplier, reel-toreel player, mirror, bridge set, les, rockers, Noritake china set, Royal Doulton, Minton, other china and glass, sterling, silver plate, steins, books, sewing machine, luggage, records, Schwinn exercise bike, silk plants, dehumidier, yard tools, linens and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix: estatesales.net. Turn the page for more Islander classieds Anna Maria City: 2/2 pool home located west of Gulf Drive. $522,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 I WILL sell your home.Marianne Correll, Realtor6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217Investor special, 203 67th St duplex. Close to the beach, new roof and AC. 2/2 and 2/1 with room for pool. $575,000 SALE PENDING Purchase vacant co-op lot for $50,000 and receive a $25,000 cash rebate. Call for details! An Adult ResidentOwned Waterfront Community Home Sites and RV Lots Available Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 TOWNHOUSE IN THE CAYEverything is new in this 2bed/2bath condo. Great location close to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. With a boat dock and a pool, what more could anyone ask for. $190,000. Call Jesse Brisson @ 941.713.4755. 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #18 $275,000 Gulf to Bay complex with pool and day dock. 1br/1ba tastefully furnished. Nightly rentals permitted. 6201 Holmes Boulevard $749,000 Beautifully updated and move-in ready. is 5br/3ba pool home has excellent rental history in place. 110 Cedar Lane $1,150,000 Gulf views. 4br/3.5ba pool home just 3 houses from the beach. Beautiful home with nice rental income. 785 North Shore Drive $2,399,999 Exquisite gulf views and big beach highlight, this 4br/4ba home with 3478 sq of living space on north end Anna Maria. SALE PENDING SOLDank you to my friends and customers who helped me reach over $21 million in sales during 2013. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL EST A TEOld Florida with a New Twist 941.567.5234CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPEA.M.I. BEACHES REAL EST A TE 5702 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 Cell: 941-780-8000 Cindy@islandannamaria.com www.islandannamaria.comFEATURED LISTINGSSandy Pointe 2b/2b condo, views of bay~ weekly rentals, pets allowed, carport, 2 storage units, heated pool. Updated. Move-in ready! $239,000. 3607 East Bay Drive #202. Brand New 5b/4.5b luxury Bayfront home. Amazing waterfront views. T urnkey. Pool, spa, boat doc. Weekly rentals. Projected gross $130,000/year. 240 S. Harbor. $2,295,000. One block to beach. Brand new luxury home with 8b/6b 3-car garage/pool/spa/turnkey! 211 54th St. $1,795,000. For info on new construction/investment opportunities on the island, text Cindy Quinn: 941-780-000.

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28 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER KIDS FOR HIRELOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certi ed babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-5457995.HEALTH CARELPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-685-5213. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT licensed, bonded. Providing compassionate care. Wide range of services. Call Sandra, 941-799-9229.SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/ wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. 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, 941-5456688. PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available, experienced and reliable. Call Michael North eld at 941-713-0284. 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. 941-746-0849.TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking, wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cameras. Palm sh Communication, 941-896-0798. WE HELP HOMEOWNERS who rent their home. Support services, repairs, cleaning and oversight. www.coastalhomeaway.com. 941-584-4050. HELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation, pet sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be easy! 941-400-8847. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x 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: 941-7991169. More ads = more readers for you in The Islander. Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Andrew ChennaultFULLY LICENSED AND INSURED Island References Lic#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t ANSWERS TO JAN. 29 PUZZLE SC AR AB SH OU LD AB EA PA L PA PA YA HA RP OO NE NT IR E IC IT ET HE WR ON GS AT TE ST ET AA HA B N EG SC RI BE S LI NT YR AF TE RI NT HE LA NE ME LA NI ES EA R A LI A AT EA SE GN C N OD ED OT TA NN IN SS HE SS OH IG H AB CR IT ZS NA PS TR AN DS LO OS NU IT TI AS ZE RO IN OR DE RD OW NE DH OG TE NS E SEE RE DN EA RN CO SS WE E ST RI VES EV ER KA LE OA R FU NW IN EDAY DI VE RS E DRU EG AN JO EM EL DE D RO SA TO GO AG RE ER S YO UR HE AT IN CH AR TY AC HT ST AT IS TJ EU AT IT HO O AF LO AT MA DB OO NE RI SI NG LO LI TA AN GE RE DI ME LD A TR YS TS WE EDER SS EP IA S Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Andy is recovered from a collar embedded in his neck and ready for a forever family. He is young, extremely to go on long walks with neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., about Andy and other rescued, adoptable pets.SPONSORED BY Island Animal Clinic Reminding you to help save our seabirds. Dont cut the line! If you hook a bird, slowly reel it in and remove all hooks and line. William V. Bystrom DVM, Ashley Gardner DVM 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 GARAGE SALESROSER 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. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941383-1901. ANNUAL COMMUNITY SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 1. No early birds! 88th Court NW, Bradenton. Wisteria Park subdivision. Located off 17th Avenue, next to Robinson Preserve. TRASH AND TREASURE sale: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 1. 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. PETSWELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION2011 GEM E-2 electric car: Sapphire blue metallic and white, 5-hp motor, hard doors with glass includes pickup stake bed. Hard doors provide security, makes an all-weather car. Less than 100 miles. $7,895. 863-698-4562. 2005 FORD TAURUS SE: 78,000 miles. Automatic, air conditioning, power windows, doors. Cruise control, CD, three-month engine warranty. Excellent condition, priced low, $3,900. Rick, 941-224-4977.BOATS & BOATINGBIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boat orida. weebly.com. 50-FOOT DOCK for rent, wide deep-water canal, many amenities. BJ, 941-778-3013. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTEDTORTILLA 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. PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and evenings. 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, 863-244-7745. PERSON NEEDED TO run children and youth Christian education programs at a non-denominational church. Self-starter, organized, works independently and with others, minimum two years experience required. Sundays required, some Saturdays. Send resumes to: Roser Church, Attention: BRED P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.KIDS FOR HIREKIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Island Animal Clinic Holmes Beach

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 29 SERVICES ContinuedBUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550.LAWN & GARDENCONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. SAVE YOUR CITRUS trees: Urban Garden Pest Control specializes in citrus tree restoration. Professional pruning and affordable spray program will restore your citrus trees to their full fruitfulness. 941-962-0986. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015.LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-7957775, shell phone 941-720-0770.TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600.NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENTVAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. ONLINE SERVICE: You can now place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server. Check it out at www.islander.org HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job too small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills repaired. 941-745-3870. SARASOTA HURRICANE SHUTTERS: Specializing in affordable accordions and panels. Free estimates. 941-355-0300. mark@sarasotahurricaneshutters.com www.sarasotahurricaneshutters.com.RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www. suncoastinc.com.VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty. com. Suzanne Wilson, broker. SEASONAL: MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida 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. WE HELP HOMEOWNERS rent their home. 0% commission. We offer guest services! www. coastalhomeaway.com. 941-584-4050. NEEDED: LODGING FOR March 2014. References available. Jim Chitwood, 608-238-6066. jimmickey54@gmail.com. SEASONAL AVAILABLE JANUARY-March. 2BR/2BA, rst oor, washer and dryer, clean and nice. 941-363-1227. VACATION RENTAL: Feb. 1-March 1, luxury 1BR/1BA. West Bradenton inclusively priced, $2,000. Call Coastal Properties Realty, 941-7941515. AVAILABLE 2014-15 WINTER season: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373. HOLMES BEACH: GORGEOUS Remodeled 2BR/2BA, large carport, new bathrooms and ceiling fans, new wood oors and new soft neutral paint, nice deck with water view, quiet area, annual, $1,495/month. 941-713-6743. Turn the page for more Islander classi eds Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 Place classified ads online at www.islander.org 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Cleaning by LAURA Pet FriendlyFor honest, reliable and friendly service Contact me today.Call: 941-539-6891 or email cleaning bylaura@ hotmail.comGod Bless You!

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30 JAN. 29, 2014 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C LL AA SS SS II F II EE DD SS RENTALS ContinuedANNUAL RENTAL: EFFICIENCY, kitchenette, full bath, large screened porch, small yard, $650/ month, $500 security deposit. Small animal OK with additional deposit. Available mid-February. 352-328-4550. ANNUAL RENTAL: CITY of Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA spacious, roomy canal home, one block to Gulf beach, near shops and restaurants. Pets OK. $2,000/month, rst, last and security deposit required. Call 941-538-9328. ANNA MARIA RENTAL: Remodeled 3BR/2BA, Open February and March due to cancellation. 116 Oak Ave. 941-778-7933.REAL ESTATEPLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. REAL ESTATE ContinuedWERE LOW, LISTINGS needed.  Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. 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. Contact owner Dave at dvanworm@ earthlink.net or call 407-927-1304. FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few days or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. STEPS TO THE BEACH! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $459k Call Lynn 941-730-1294 WAT ERLEFE Luxury golf course living at its nest! Gorgeous 2BR/2BA plus den and pool with beautiful lanai. $299,000. Call Lynn, 941-778-8104 REDU C EDNewly Remodeled 3BR/2BA 1-car garage, pool home in NW Bradenton. Unfurnished annual rental at $1,600/mo. Available Feb 1. Gorgeous! Call: 941-778-8104 NEW ANNUAL RENTAL INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 LONGBOAT KEYA real must see in the village. Total privacy among trees and vegetation. 3BR/2BA ground level with pool and wrap-around deck. $597,000. G ULFF RON T! Older ground-level, 2BR/2BA, north end of Anna Maria. Detached garage. Location, location! $1,499,000. SUN BOW BAY 2BR/2BT end unit with lagoon view. Complex offers two heated pools, tennis, elevator and covered parking. $269,000 UPDATED ISLAND HOME 2 short blocks to the beach. This adorable home features an updated kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops. New AC in 2010, newer roof, updated plumbing throughout and a large yard. $449,000. REAL ESTATE LLCANNA MARIA ISLANDMLS HOLMES BEACH COMMERCIALRare opportunity to acquire vacant commercial land in Holmes Beach. The parcel consists of three platted building lots, 150 x 100. C-3 zoning allows stores, restaurant, etc, pending approval from local government. Julie Glennon, 941-920-2047. 604 NORTH POINTCustom 3 bedroom/2 bath canalfront home with dock. Community pool and tennis courts. $599,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt, 941779-0202. SUNBOW BAYJust bring your suitcase and move right in. Turnkey furnished. This well-appointed condo has an outstanding water view. Dock for bay. Walk to restaurants, shopping and the beach. $299,000. Call Zee Catanese 941-742-0148. NEAR THE RIVERThis home near the river in Old Palmetto is totally re-built to 2013 standards. Greatroom from front to back. Three large bedrooms. Master suite has all the bells and whistles. 2.5 baths. Got to see it to believe it! Call Bobye Chasey, 941-713-1277. ANNA MARIA ISLAND INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com HOLMES BEACH40 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE River Oaks 2/2 condo. riverfront, updated, pool, tennis, elevator, clubhouse, dock. $129,000.RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal BOOKING NOW FOR 2014 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS REAL ESTATE ContinuedLAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500.  Over55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area, double carport, ground  oor, boat docks,  kayak/canoe  facilities, heated pool, exer cise room, tennis, shufeboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-5011. A-PLUS VILLA in Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA, furnished, many updates, $239,900. 941-7925405 or 315-427-6349. 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. 941778-6364. REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gartman, Realtor. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com. FIXER-UPPER ON deep-water canal, $475,000. Owner nancing possible. 941-778-7980 or 941778-7565.

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THE ISLANDER JAN. 29, 2014 31 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. OLDEN GOLDIES By DAN SCHOENHOLZ / Edited by Will ShortzNo. 0119RELEASE DATE: 1/26/2014 ACROSS1 Egyptian resurrection symbol7 Ought to have, informally14 Come on, help me out20 Tropical juice type21 Weapon for 27-Across22 Total23 Traffic cops answer upon being asked Describe your job? [1975]25 Certify26 Fraternity letter27 Fictional user of a 21-Across28 Follower of A, B or AB, informally29 Positions in old monasteries30 Like some rollers after use32 Post-tornado highway detritus, perhaps? [1974]36 Scarletts sister-inlaw and best friend in Gone With the Wind38 Brand39 Inter ___40 Chilling43 Big inits. in health products44 Hub47 Speck48 Chemical compounds in tea50 Remark about a female stoner? [1980]55 Epitome of simplicity56 Cracker brand58 Lose it59 DNA structure63 British heads65 Jours opposite67 Familia members69 Get closer70 Repeated cry accompanying a gavel hit72 Roast pig after a pig roast? [1956]75 Stressed76 Fume78 Close79 Base figs.81 ___ Pea82 Attempts84 If I ___ 86 Moolah88 See 9-Down89 Napa Valley excursion, maybe? [1963]92 Sundry94 R&Bs ___ Hill97 Pulitzer-winning novelist Jennifer98 Java100 Displayed for scoring, as in gin rummy101 Santa ___, Calif.103 Ghana neighbor106 Yes-men108 Data request from a good ol furnace repairman? [1953]112 Regatta racer116 Believer in a strong centralized government117 Roulette, e.g.118 On the job120 Yoo-___121 Not bankrupt122 Frontiersman awakening in a foul mood? [1969]126 About whom Nabokov said She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle its composition and its solution at the same time127 Teed off128 Marcos who collected shoes129 Rendezvous130 Lawn care tools131 Some Civil War shots DOWN1 Long pitch2 Dragon fruit plants3 Generating some buzz?4 Templeton, e.g., in Charlottes Web5 Words stated with a salute6 Setting for Davids The Death of Marat7 Everything being considered8 Bray part9 Hockey great whose name is a homophone of 88-Across and 123and 124-Down10 Barely ahead11 Recluses12 Pup13 True or false: Abbr.14 Sun spot15 ___ nous16Supposed ancestor of Dracula17 Spotted horse18 Big name in TV talk19 Dig in!24 ___-kiri29 Old From one beer lover to another sloganeer31 Fed33 Dive shop rentals34 PC whizzes35 iPod model37 Name that starts a well-known ism40 Speechless41 Backless seat for one42 Secret language device45 Space cadet46 Marsh hunter49 Bit of jewelry51 Input52 Stated53 Warren ___, baseballs winningest lefty54 Flock : sheep :: drove : ___57 Jerusalems Mount ___60 Truthiness, e.g., before Stephen Colbert61 Etiologists study62 Had a haughty reaction64 Line in writing66 Shopper in the juniors section, maybe68 What may not come out in the wash?71 Side by Side by Sondheim, e.g.73 Mass gathering site74 Push77 Leader after Mao80 Guck83 Try to hit, as a fly85 Indian head87 Like clockwork90 Trying to break a tie, say91 Spa class93 Lohengrin lass94 Cure, in a way95 Support96 As a rule99 To-dos102 Stella ___ (beer)104 1997 Demi Moore title role105 Jittery107 Cigar butt?109 Singer John with the 1988 title track Slow Turning110 Cmo ___?111 Like beef for fondue113 Dish in a bowl114 Odyssey maker115 Features of much Roman statuary119 Georgia OKeeffe subject122 Gullet123 See 9-Down124 See 9-Down125 Pennant race mo. 12345678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 323334 35 3637 38 39 404142 43 44454647 48 4950515253 54 55 56 5758 59 606162 63 6465 6667 6869 70 7172 73 7475 76 7778 79 8081 82 8384 8586 8788 89 90 9192 93 94959697 9899100 101 102 103104105106 107 108 109110 111 112113114115 116 117 118119 120 121 122 123124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). 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