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By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
It seems only natural to see dogs of all
shapes and sizes panting under a table at a
favorite outdoor restaurant. Some would
argue it gives the establishment a comfort-
able and friendly atmosphere.
Many of the food restaurants in Holmes
Beach have been considered "pet friendly"
for years.
"We provide a dish and water for peo-
ple's pets," explained Annie Carroll, man-
ager at Lobstahs, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. "It's mainly about accommodating
our customers. This way, if they are out
walking their dogs, they can stop in and have
a drink and not have to worry about what to
do with (the pet)."
"D<.',v dining," as it has come to be
known, is widely accepted throughout
Anna Maria Island but, until very recently,
a Holmes Beach city ordinance made it ille-
gal.
Holmes Beach city commissioners
voted unanimously at their Jan. 28 meeting
to amend portions of the city code relating
to animal control and let sleeping dogs lie,
especially at area restaurants.
The change was in the best interest of
the citizens of Holmes Beach, according to
the commissioners.


They voted to omit the prohibition on
outside doggy dining, and are leaving the
decision up to Holmes Beach establishments.
If business owners want to allow people to
bring their pets to outdoor dining areas, the
city won't have a say in it.
"The city ordinance is now silent on the
topic," said city attorney Patricia Petruff.
Petruff said it would now be the county
health department's responsibility to regu-
late animals, as the Manatee County animal
ordinance passed in 2012 also allows doggy
PLEASE SEE HB DOGS, PAGE 2


Jack, a cocker-poodle mix, sits patiently,
accompanied by owner Bonn4 Sutton to
an outdoor restaurant. Sutton says being
around people is good for Jack's behavior.
Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite


AsilheWorld lerns
growing nest. Page 6

Meetings
The government calen-
dar. Page 4


The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6
HB-Mainsail agree-
ment delayed. Page 9
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Community announce-
ments, events, calen-
dars. Pages 10-13


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lion smoothed
By Bonner Joy
Islander publisher
A frustrated beachwalker called the
newspaper Feb. 1. An annoyed tree house
owner called foul. The parents of three
young children called it appalling. Law
enforcement called it off, while the dredge
workers created a compromise.
The Holmes Beach Police Department's
acting chief Sgt. Mike Pilato with Chief
Bill Tokajer on vacation responded
quickly on an ATV to the beachfront scene
where the dredge operation was in full force
and Angelinos Sea Lodge owner Lynn Tran
was pacing and shouting at beachwalkers,
ordering them off of what she claimed was
her property on the beachfront.
The Angelinos property owners had
erected PVC posts and a rope barrier along
the beachfront fronting their contro-
versial tree house. It was apparent, due to
the rope and "keep out" signs that were
attached to the dredge operation's orange
fence and metal stakes, Tran and husband
Richard Hazen wanted to keep people off
their property.
But their actions made it impossible for
beachwalkers to pass their property.
Dozens of people were waiting to pass
on the north and south sides of the block-
ade.
One of those walkers was George Hol-
lendurski of Annapolis, Md. He said a man
was working earlier on the makeshift fence
at Angelinos when he told him to stay off the
property.
Hollendurski told Pilato the man "held a
drill up and told me to stay off his property."
He said the man told him that his property
goes "all the way to the water."
The dredge workers first said they
thought the property owner was protecting
his beach, but they resolved the immediate
issue of a pathway by moving their fence and
posts seaward about 3 feet, opening the way
for beachwalkers. Then Tran came out and
began to yell at a family, the Mosers, on the
new path.
The family recently relocated to Sarasota
from Illinois, and a relative, visiting from
Illinois, was along for their visit to Anna
Maria Island and a walk on the beach.
Angelinos owners had apparently planted
some sea oat seedlings on the beachfront, but
the plants were seaward of their impromptu
fence and, with the orange fence moved
- were in the center of the new foot path.
The sea oats became the focus of Tran as
she approached the Moser children, yelling
for them to get off the seedlings.
The Mosers were shaken, and as they
tried to understand what Tran was yelling
about, Pilato arrived to calm the situation.
He took Tran aside and spoke to her,
and she returned indoors. The path remained
open and the focus on the beach returned to
PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 2


Festival celebrates
Cortez fishing heritage.
Page 14
HB prepares to green-
light parking program.
Page 16
BB reviews noise ordi-
nance. Page 18
Senate votes to delay
flood insurance hikes.
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Super Bowl $100 con-
test results. Page 20


Blotter. Page 20




Cortez Bridge work to
begin in April. Page 21

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Holmes Beach Police Sgt. Mike Pilato talks to Lynn
Tran, while the Mosers observe from the beach path-
way. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the pipeline directly in front of Angelinos gush-
ing it's sandy flume and the bulldozers pushing sand
up to the beachfront properties up to the orange
fence.
According to the dredge workers on the beach, the
fence provided a marker for where they must finish
pushing the sand, raising the beach above the adjoining
properties, sand or dunes.
Pilato and another officer then went to visit the
Angelinos owners about the beachfront property dis-
pute, but Pilato first indicated it may be necessary for
code enforcement to return there and for the city to
determine where the Angelinos property terminates
on the beach.
During hearings on the disputed tree house con-
struction, the city claimed the structure was built sea-
ward of the erosion control line the fixed property
line established for the 1992 and future beach renour-
ishment projects between the upland owner and the
state of Florida.


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dining.
While you may hear a dog bark while enjoying
your restaurant meal, don't plan to wake up to the crow
of a rooster. El.'-I\ in'_ hens approved last year in
limited numbers in residential zones will not be
allowed at businesses in Holmes Beach.
"We have a different situation, much smaller lots
and different zoning than other areas in the county,"
said Petruff.
The second reading of the ordinance will take
place at the next city commission meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Marina Drive.


Merab-Michal Favorite

Islander team addition
Meet the newest member of The Islander team:
Merab-Michal Favorite.
A native of Snead Island on the north side of
the Manatee River Favorite is an author and fifth-
generation Manatee County native with a passion for
local history and folklore.
She published two pictorial history books one
of her hometown Palmetto and, more recently, a Bra-
denton edition, both for Arcadia Publishing's Images
of America Series.
Favorite graduated in 2012 with a degree in mass
communications from the University of South Flor-
ida. Before taking a few years off to crew on a yacht
through the Caribbean, she attended Manatee Com-
munity College (now SCF) and Santa Fe Community
College in Gainesville.
Merab has worked for the North River News,
Charlotte Sun Herald, Independent Florida Alligator
and the Lance. She also has been published in maga-
zines, including All at Sea, The Caribbean Compass
and Latitudes and Attitudes.
In addition to covering news and features for The
Islander, Favorite writes a weekly history column,
"Sunday Favorites," that appears online on www.the-
bradentontimes.com.
Favorite can be reached at merab@islander.org or
941-778-7978.


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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2014 E 3

Great Lakes Dredge may halt or renegotiate renourishment


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Change has to be expected when dealing with
shifting sands on the beach.
Plans in the past week for the Anna Maria Island
beach renourishment project were shifting just like the
sandy shore.
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
director Charlie Hunsicker alerted island officials,
including Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, that
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. would halt the
present renourishment effort for the U.S. Corps of
Engineers Feb. 5. They their goal would be to reach
Fifth Street South.
Hunsicker said GLDD officials told him they were
taking the dredge to New Orleans for an emergency
project.
The plan to have GLDD complete the Corps proj-
ect, then continue south to renourish Coquina Beach
under a separate contract using just state and county
funds would be interrupted.
And p[]'.-\lit.kiii.,' the projects is expected to save
the county an estimated $3 million in mobilization
costs, Hunsicker said.
But late Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, Hunsicker said
GLDD was willing to reconsider its departure for New
Orleans.
Hunsicker hoped negotiations could lead to GLDD
staying to complete both the Corps and the Coquina
Beach projects.
Even if negotiations fail and GLDD leaves when
it reaches Fifth Street South, all is not lost, Hunsicker
said.
GLDD agreed not to charge the county for remo-
bilizing for the Coquina Beach project on its return
from New Orleans.
In the event GLDD departs early, Hunsicker said
the company is not abandoning the island project.
If GLDD leaves early, it will finish pumping in
Bradenton Beach, and move sand at about a 45-degree


angle toward the shore. This should ensure sand already
on the beach will not have washed away when GLDD
returns, Hunsicker said.
"We call it 'tapering' and it will keep the sand in
place," he said.
He estimated the 45-degree angle of sand would
stretch about a half mile along the beach and converge
with the shoreline at about the third groin north of the
Coquina Beach lifeguard station.
If GLDD stays, it will continue southward to
Longboat Pass. With favorable weather, the second
project could finish by early April, Hunsicker said.
If the Coquina Beach project is delayed after sev-
eral years of planning, Hunsicker said it's "just one of
those things we have to deal with."
Corps spokeswomen Sirisha Rayaprolu said
GLDD is obligated to the Corps project. "We would
hold them to the contract with us," she said, because
the project is midway to completion.
Rayaprolu said she did not know why GLDD was
leaving after the Corps project.
Hunsicker said GLDD officials informed him the
company had a job in New Orleans that was "an emer-
gency," but had no further information. He declined
to speculate as to whether the New Orleans job would
pay more money than the $3 million Cortez Beach
project.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, however,
said he could understand why GLDD would take the
New Orleans job if it offered more money.
"Money talks. You go where the money is," he
said.
Shearon said he hoped GLDD, if it leaves, would
keep its word and return soon to finish Coquina Beach,
and that "it doesn't charge any extra money to mobi-
lize," he added.
Shearon has another reason for wanting renourish-
ment to be completed as soon as possible.
Once Coquina Beach is renourished, plans are in
place to replace the old groins at Cortez and Coquina


beaches with new, state-of-the-art structures that allow
some seawater and sand to filter through the groin. The
amount of flow can be adjusted by marine engineers to
ensure sand is retained, or allowed to flow off a beach
that's top-heavy with sand, Hunsicker has said.
GLDD had favorable sea conditions last week and,
by Jan. 31, had renourished southward to 28th Street
in Holmes Beach. The company began renourishment
at 79th Street. GLDD can pump an average of 1,000
feet of sand per day onto the beach, Rayaprolu said.
With favorable winds, GLDD could reach Fifth
Street South in a few weeks, she noted, but not likely
by Feb. 5.


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4 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Baird enjoys farewell wishes, retires from city worklife


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A familiar face around Anna Maria City Hall the
past 14 years has departed.
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird, who is offi-
cially retiring Feb. 11, worked her final day as city
clerk Jan. 31. She'll be using vacation days to finish
her time on the job.
A retirement party hosted by city commissioners
and Mayor SueLynn took place Jan. 31 at the Studio
at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Baird was Anna Maria city clerk for 14 years.
Before taking the Anna Maria position, she was the
Bradenton Beach city clerk for 14 years.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she'll be missed
at city hall.
"She was wonderful at her job, and was friendly
with everybody. It's just not going to be the same with-
out her," the mayor said.
"I'm just thankful we have a city staff that can do


Retiring Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird and out-
going planning and zoning commission chair Tom
Turner are feted Jan. 31 at Baird's retirement party
at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

LBK concedes, halts groin

construction effort
Longboat Key officials conceded to former Mana-
tee County Commissioner Joe McClash and the Sierra
Club and have withdrawn a plan to build a 300-foot
groin at the north end of Longboat Key.
The proposal was in the town's application to the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection for
beach renourishment.
McClash said the settlement was reached moments
before the DEP was to conduct a hearing on his chal-
lenge to the groin, which he said would erode Beer Can
Island, a popular beach with boaters that runs along
the north shore of Longboat Key.
Longboat Key officials had argued the island is
becoming a safety hazard because it is growing larger
underneath the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Under the agreement with McClash and the Sierra
Club, Longboat Key agreed to wait five years before it
could submit another permit for groin construction.


so many other jobs at city hall. We'll be fine without
Alice for a few days," SueLynn added.
The mayor said she would present her plan to hire
a new clerk at a Feb. 13 commission meeting.
Baird said she was leaving the finest little city in
the world and would soon move with her brother to
Ecuador.
She said she first entertained the idea of moving
to Ecuador when she saw a feature story on televi-
sion, and soon began researching the country and the
lifestyles there.
"It's sad to be leaving, and I'll especially miss all


the friends I have in the city," Baird said.
"But everything must change and it's time for a
new chapter."


ABOVE: Former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford,
left, retiring clerk Alice Baird, and Mayor SueLynn.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
LEFT: Eileen Suhre, left, shows Alice Baird a photo
of Baird then Bradenton Beach city clerk -
swearing in her late husband as city commissioner
in 1994. Baird was the Bradenton Beach city clerk
for 14 years. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Meetijn gs

Anna Maria City
Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
Feb. 13, 6 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 27, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
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
Feb. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Feb. 11, 7 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 13, 7 p.m., city commission.


Feb. 18, 11 a.m., city center.
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, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
news@islander.org.


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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 5

Review committee dives into details of HB charter


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Charter Review is wasting no
time getting familiar with the text dictating the laws
of the land in the center of the island.
Committee members meeting in late January
launched into the review of Article 3, left over from a
previous meeting. Article 3 specifies rules for elected
commissioners of the city. The topic spurred discus-
sion about term lengths for city commissioners and the
mayor.
"If we're going to look at terms and things that
specify rules for commissioners, we should examine
the length of time required for residency," said chair
Bob Johnson.
"How long does it take to be, quote, an adapted
and understanding citizen?" he asked.
City attorney Patricia Petruff cited instances of
similar changes to residency requirements: "There
have been challenges when the requirements are oner-
ous. A lot of places deleted residency requirements and
let the voters decide."
Committee members agreed residency require-
ments should be a point of discussion when the group
discusses term limits, a topic added to the list of issues
to be revisited when the committee moves past its line-
by-line review to an in-depth look at possible revi-
sions.
The committee members moved on, with member
David Cheshire submitting changes to Section 3.07,
which specifies rules for filling a vacancy when a com-
missioner leaves office during his or her term. Mem-
bers agreed the section is unnecessarily complicated,
and Cheshire's draft eliminated some wording.
The next point of discussion in Article 3: petitions,
a hot topic after the construction of a tree house on the
beach led to competing efforts to demolish and protect
the resort amenity.
"We all had this encounter over the summer with
the tree house," said Petruff. "I'd like to see some pre-


cision in here. It shouldn't be the clerk and I making
the decision when someone comes in with a ballot
petition."
Members agreed the issue should be revisited and
the section needs a redraft.
The committee members next took up the issue
of filling the vacant seat of committee member Travis
Casper, who resigned because of work commitments.
The rules governing procedures to fill the vacant seat
state that the committee appoints a new committee
member by a vote.
The next meeting will take place at Holmes Beach


City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, at 10 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 6.

Volunteer sought for charter
review committee
A resignation on the Holmes Beach City Char-
ter Review Committee leaves a vacancy.
People interested in serving on the commit-
tee can file an application and review the required
financial disclosure form at Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Marching south: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock beach renourishment workers and their accompanying
equipment reach 28th Street in Holmes Beach Jan. 31 on their march south to Fifth Street South in Braden-
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Whose beach is it?
The beachbuilders working on the shore of Anna
Maria Island are making great progress now with
improved weather conditions.
They're marching in clicks, taking giant steps
in heavy equipment to the first project's completion
mark, Fifth Street South, with calmer water on the
Gulf of Mexico for the dredge.
The pipeline is moving south, and pipes on the
northern end have been removed, easing the tensions
of those visitors who don't find the work as fascinat-
ing indeed, mesmerizing as many do.
Yes. We got beach!
We also hit a snafu or two as the past week wound
down. First, we learned the dredge company may
leave Anna Maria Island for a job in New Orleans.
Then we learned they may be open to negotia-
tions. While the dredge company's contract is with
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the negotiations
likely will include the county, which is p i l_'l .kin,_'
its project, which should finish at Longboat Pass on
the heels of the first.
We won't likely know the results of their talks
before we go to press. While the company offered to
waive mobilization costs on return from New Orleans,
it hardly seems fair to demand more money.
To be continued.
Next snafu? Angelinos Sea Lodge. The pipeline
landfall was directly in front of the small vacation
property notorious for its tree house and its
owners had blocked beachwalkers from passing.
They put their own posts in the ground and roped
off the beachfront, and attached their barrier to the
orange dredge fence, adding "Keep Out" signs.
They must be bitter over the city's challenges to
their illegal tree house, because they were confron-
tational to the people who managed to walk there
moments after the dredge workers moved the fencing
to allow passage.
The owners were observed at separate times,
ordering people off "their beach." The woman yelled
at some children and snapped at their parents -
who unknowingly walked on or near some small sea
oat plants along the fence.
The Holmes Beach Police Department showed
up and had words with her and, while there, a man
approached and said a man working there earlier held
up his drill and ordered him off "his beach."
So to be clear, I'm no lawyer, but I do recall the
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Protection claimed the tree house encroaches on the
erosion control line, among other violations, and for-
ward of that invisible line is "public" beach.
So maybe the Angelinos owners should stop


What's the law?
Recent articles on the attempt to repeal what is
known as HB 883 contain some factual errors. First,
the law was passed in 2011, not 2012.
Second, the law does not "provide Florida prop-
erty owners broad leverage to rent homes" as
stated. That is a political spin on the facts.
The law prevents cities like Anna Maria, Bra-
denton Beach and, for that matter, Manatee County,
from any form of regulation of vacation rentals. The
law was introduced by the Florida Vacation Rental
Managers Association, and was intended to provide
benefit to the rental industry.
Third, you do not mention that the law took away
the power of cities to regulate vacation rentals "in
any way." Thus, for instance, if we in Holmes Beach
thought it a good idea that houses for rent commer-
cially should have sprinklers to avoid disastrous fires,
we could not require that unless we required it of
every house in Holmes Beach, including private resi-
dences.
HB 883 took away the right of home rule guaran-
teed in the Florida Constitution. The question is not
"should the cities be able to zone or regulate vacation
rentals?" The question is: How dare the state simply
take away the right to make our own rules for our
own cities? How dare they violate the Florida Con-
stitution?
I call on our legislative delegation of Sen. Bill
Galvano, Rep. Jim Boyd and Rep. Greg Steube to
do what we elected them to do: Represent the best
interests of our cities rather than the best interests of
the rental industry.
Jean Peelen, Holmes Beach Commissioner


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barking and be thankful they still have a beach.
A big, wide, enhanced, beautiful, federally funded
white sand beach.
Bonner Joy


Editor's note: HB 883 Public Lodging Establish-
ments and Public Food Service Establishments
states: Excludes nonprofit organizations providing
certain housing from definition of "public lodging
establishment"; prohibits local governments from
regulating, restricting, or prohibiting vacation rent-
als based solely on their classification, use, or occu-
pancy; revises authority preempted to state with
regard to regulation of public lodging establishments
and public food service establishments; provides
that public lodging establishments formerly classi-
fied as resort condominiums and resort dwellings are
classified as vacation rentals; revises penalties for
establishments operating without valid license; pro-
vides additional penalties for offense of unlawfully
distributing handbills in public lodging establish-
ment; specifies that certain items used in committing
offense are subject to seizure and forfeiture; autho-
rizes law enforcement officer to give notice to appear
to person without warrant in certain circumstances;
provides that specified provisions do not affect or
impede certain protections or rights. Effective date:
June 2, 2011. Copied from The Florida House of Rep-
resentatives website, which also states the bill was
submitted by the Economic Affairs Committee, Gov-
ernment Operations Appropriations Subcommittee
and Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee
and Florida Rep. Mike Horner.

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By Jennifer Glenfield
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Jeff Kendrick recently christened the sailboat
he built in Cortez, modeled after commercial fishing
vessels used in the 1800s to haul in a catch.
The christening and later the launch of the boat
Jan. 31 from Cortez was significant. He said it was
likely 100 years or more since a working sailboat
left the Cortez docks.
Kendrick has spent a lot of time in Cortez. About
a year ago, he returned to the village from a stay in
the Everglades and began to build the boat he even-
tually named Whisper.
"It's one of man's last freedoms. I wanted to
keep with tradition. Come to town and build a boat,
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but I wanted to do something a little different," Ken-
drick said.
Whisper is a 25-foot Cedar Key Sharpie
designed for the early years of commercial fishing
- before boat motors that took place in areas
such as Cortez, where the water is often shallow
and bountiful. Similar designs can be traced back to
New Haven, Conn., around 1850, Kendrick said.
Reuel Parker drew the plans for the sailboat
that Kendrick built at N.E. Taylor Boatworks, 4628
119th St. W., Cortez. The design is based on a hull
found in the Florida Keys in 1920.
The vessel can comfortably seat six people, and
Kendrick plans to use the Whisper for tours of the
Cortez shoreline.
Kendrick wanted his charter boat to be more
than just a ride: "I wanted to keep it in the spirit with
the tradition of the village."
He had never built a boat before, but was expe-
rienced with almost every other aspect of boating.
He's owned boats throughout his life, has a captain's
license and has done maintenance and repairs.
"It was certainly a learning experience and a
good lesson in patience. Plus, I have friends I could
call on," he said.
He called on friends Bob Pitt and Dave Pomor-
ski for advice.
"The late great Dave Pomorski is a local guy
and a boatwright, and a friend of mine. He gave me
advice and encouragement," before he took a turn
for the worst, Kendrick said.
Whisper first entered the water mid-afternoon
Jan. 31, with freshly painted decks, just in time to
debut at the upcoming fishing festival.
Kendrick held a small Cortez-style party for
the launch, celebrating on the water with friends,
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Tidemark Partners LLC managing director Nick
Easterling said EFO Holdings of Dallas and a subsid-
iary, Cypress Lending Group of Vero Beach, agreed
to fund $3.9 million to Tidemark to help the company
out of federal bankruptcy. Easterling placed Tide-
mark LLC, which planned a 40-unit condo-hotel at
the Marina-Gulf drive intersection in Holmes Beach,
into bankruptcy after Regions Bank foreclosed on its
$1.7 million loan.
The body of an apparent suicide victim was dis-
covered in the water about 100 yards off South Bay
Boulevard in Anna Maria. Manatee County Sheriff's
Office Sgt. John Kenney, the officer in charge of the
city's MCSO substation, said the body appeared to be
that of a man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge about a week earlier.
The start of a $150,000 renovation of Anna Maria
City Hall was delayed after the contractor, Southern
Cross Construction, found it needed an asbestos
survey of the roof from the U.S. Environmental Pro-
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Homestead numbers decline slightly, not rapidly as thought


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Was Anna Maria Island founded on tourism? Or
is it a residential paradise?
A popular belief among some island residents is
property owners particularly longtime residents -
are selling their homesteads to investors and leaving
the island. And developers are creating more and more
vacation rentals.
The facts are more complicated, and they don't
necessarily support the popular assumption.
According to the Manatee County Property
Appraiser's Office, the number of homesteaded prop-
erties on Anna Maria Island declined by just 13 from
2002 to 2012.
Information from Sharon Barhorst of the PAO
showed there were 2,138 homesteads in 2002 and
2,125 in 2012, a drop of less about one-half of 1 per-
cent. It's not quite the decline some would think.
But, during the same period, the number of non-
homesteaded properties rose considerably.
Barhorst reports 4,759 non-homesteaded prop-
Homestead, up to $50,000
According to the Florida Department of Revenue,
every person who owns and resides on real property
in Florida on Jan. 1 and makes the property his or her
permanent residence is eligible to receive a homestead
exemption up to $50,000. The first $25,000 applies to all
property taxes, including school district taxes. An addi-
tional exemption up to $25,000, applies to the assessed
value between $50,000 and $75,000 and only to non-
school taxes.
The exemption is granted, based on state rules, after
application to the county property appraiser.


erties on the island in 2002 and 5,482 in 2012, an
increase of 13.1 percent.
Residents qualify for a homestead exemption if
they reside in their home a minimum of six months
and one day, among other requirements.
According to the PAO 2012 year-end data, Anna
Maria Island had 2,152 homesteaded properties and
5,482-non-homesteaded properties. That would mean
72.1 percent of all island properties are non-home-
steaded, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said.
"I think the 72 percent figure reflects the reality of
what we have on the island. We are no longer a resi-
dential community, but an island of rental properties,"
she said.
Non-homestead properties might be rentals, second
homes or seasonal homes for property owners.
The mayor noted the PAO figures are to the end
of 2012. "It will be interesting to see what happened
to homesteads in Anna Maria in 2013," she said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said he was
"pleasantly surprised" to see homesteaded properties
in his city increase in the decade, but noted the jump
of 34 percent in non-homesteads.
He said he thinks many are the result of condo-
miniums converting to vacation rentals. Several resort
motels have converted to condominiums the past
decade, he said.
One of Shearon's concerns is that as more rent-
als become available, tourism and traffic to Braden-
ton Beach increases, particularly in the winter season.
Additionally, his city must deal with vehicular traffic
passing through, to and from Longboat Key, which has
no direct access to the mainland.
"When the Cortez Bridge goes up, it creates havoc
at the Gulf Drive-Cortez Road intersection. Traffic
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from Longboat Key," Shearon said.
In Holmes Beach, Mayor Carmel Monti said the
increasing number of non-homesteaded properties is
a concern.
"I don't think there's any question in our city that
developers have bought homes and converted them
to multi-bedroom rentals, particularly in the duplex
zone. It's one of the issues we're dealing with," Monti
said.
"We're also dealing with traffic in the city center
at the Gulf Drive-Marina Drive intersection. It's no
secret that seasonal traffic creates some major backups
at that intersection."
All three mayors agreed on one issue: As tourism
continues to grow on the island, developers will con-
tinue to buy properties and convert them to rentals.
"That's where the money is," Shearon said.
The following graph illustrates how homesteaded
properties fluctuated from 2002-12:


Anna Maria Homesteads
2002 2012
577 563


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-14 -2.4


Anna Maria Non-Homesteads
2002 2012 gain/loss
989 1089 100

Holmes Beach Homesteads
2002 2012 gain/loss
1,316 1,285 -31

Holmes Beach Non-Homesteads
2002 2012 gain/loss
2,598 2,823 +225

Bradenton Beach Homesteads
2002 2012 gain/loss
245 277 +32

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2002 2012 gain/loss
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City reviews agreement, Mainsail Lodge loses wind, again


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to post-
pone a vote on a settlement agreement for the Mainsail
Lodge project at their Jan. 28 meeting.
The commissioners wanted to wait until the West
Manatee Fire Rescue District could review the plans
to develop the commercial land near the intersection of
Gulf and Marina drives. They hoped the postponement
would ensure the district could review the proposals
for compliance with emergency access standards.
Despite a plea from Mainsail Lodge developer Joe
Collier to approve the agreement, the commissioners
postponed the matter to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the
next commission meeting.
Collier said he wanted to get the vote over with so
he could begin the design process.
"This is very much a draft and will have to come
before you several more times before we can begin con-
struction," Collier said. "But this settlement agreement
has been beaten to death. We have architects and engi-
neers ready to go and waiting for it to be passed."
Collier argued that waiting until season ended
could mean a missed opportunity for potential clients
and investors to visit the property.
The city planning staff must still review the proj-
ect and a site plan before construction can commence.
However, a lawsuit pending from the developer and


another one threatened by some adjacent property
owners has some commissioners concerned.
"Yes, we have beaten this thing to death," admitted
Commissioner Judy Titsworth, who resides adjacent to
the property on Sunrise Lane. "But we had to do our
due diligence when dealing with the lawsuit."
One of the biggest points of contingency is emer-
gency access for the development on Sunrise Lane, a
private road that provides access to the bayfront homes
east of the Mainsail property. Mainsail has not reached
an agreement with residents along the road who have
objected to the developer using the road for access.
Collier said if the Mainsail driveway was wide
enough for a fire truck to turn around, he wouldn't
have to use Sunrise Lane, however, he may be required
to use Sunrise land to comply with the fire code.
"The problem is that the plan hasn't been vetted
by the fire chief," explained Tom O'Brien, superinten-
dent of public works. "We can't just walk away from
that when it's up to other agencies to decide."
The project would include three buildings of
multi-bedroom guest apartments, a 50-slip marina and
a restaurant. The resort also would feature space for
meetings, gift shop, a business center and a workout
facility.
The developer has revised his plans since a city
workshop in December and addressed some of the
city's key issues, including parking, setbacks and a


waterfront view from Marina Drive.
The omission of two buildings and an addition of
first-floor parking under one of the structures provided
additional parking, so people can access the marina
and restaurant without needing to use spaces reserved
for guests of the lodge.
The reduction also allows for 25-foot setbacks
from the front of the property for all buildings and
14-foot setbacks from the seawalls. Only one building
will be less than 10 feet from the seawall, but it will be
designed in a "stair-step pattern to increase setbacks
and alter visual impact," according to the agenda.
"The marina is a lifeline of this project," said Tits-
worth. "This is what we like about it; we love our fish-
erman and if you make your resort fisherman-friendly,
that is all we ask."
The proposed agreement also calls for a "minimum
effort" by the builder to realign one of the buildings so
that people on Marina Drive can view the canal and
bay waters.
If the settlement agreement becomes official,
Mainsail will have 90 days to make a site-plan appli-
cation, according to the report.
"The next meeting will be the compete document
with enough words and legal descriptions to make
sure everyone is satisfied," said city attorney Patricia
Petruff. "It's time to deal with the settlement agreement
so we can move to the next step."


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entertain center crowd
Dean Martin imitator Coz Serrapere and frie
will arrive to entertain at the Anna Maria Island C
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
one night.
Tickets for the Saturday, Feb. 13 variety sh
including dinner catered by Lee Roy Selman's res
rant in Bradenton, are $30 per person or $240 per t
of eight.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
The show will begin at 7 p.m.
Diners are invited to bring their own beer
wine. But keep in mind, unlike Vegas, what happy
at the center probably won't stay at the center.
For more information or reservations which
required call 941-778-1908.

Classical drama staged in
Bradenton theater
The Red Rose Parlour Theatre will present
Fool for Love" in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater 1
7-9.
RRP is a small ensemble seasoned actorsI
forming selected scenes from classical dramas. T
are called "parlour theatre" because the actors u
ally perform in the community rooms of "your" ho
encouraging audience participation.
Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Feb.
and also 2 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 9.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students
children.
The theater in the Manatee Performing Arts Cei
is at 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
For more information, call 941-748-5875.

LBK chapel jazzes up worsh
A jazz worship service is set for 10 a.m. Sun(
Feb. 9, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gul
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The annual program will feature drummer
Hixon and several other musicians. An announced
said "this will be the final year this jazz group co
together to present this popular venue. All are welcc
to attend."
After the 10 a.m. service, the chapel will serN
Mardi Gras-style brunch.
For more information, call the church office
941-383-6491.

Art league presents workshc
"Pastels with Polly," an art workshop in pain
with instructor Polly Tetrault will take place Satur
Feb. 8, at the Anna Maria Island Art League.
Tetrault is an award-winning artist who work
pastels and oils to create landscapes.
She'll offer instruction in pastels and possi
oil during a class at 12:30 at the league studio, 5
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The fee is $25 for members, $40 for non-m


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Thursday, Feb. 6, at the
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event. For more informa-
tion, call 941-795-2370.


Christ Church presents
fashion show
nds
Members of the Christ Church of Longboat
for Key congregation will serve as models in the
annual fashion show benefiting the church's mis-
sions.
low, The show will take place at 11 a.m. Monday,
tau-
able Feb. 10, at the church, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.
Patchington, Design 2000 and Mary Kay rep-
resentatives will help style models in the latest
and fashions, hair and makeup.
The cost to attend the show, which includes
)ens
light refreshments, is $10.
Reservations are required and seating is lim-
are
ited.
For more information, call Janet FitzGerald
at 941-778-4376.


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Feb. for St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church once again is the site
per- of the annual Wisconsin Day, which will take place
'hey Wednesday, Feb. 5.
isu- The celebration of all things Wisconsin will take
)me, place in the church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, beginning with registration at 10
7-9 a.m.
Wisconsonites and their fans are encouraged
and to bring a dish that could serve eight adults to share,
as well as their own silverware.
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The fee is $5.
For more information, call Joy Sujecki at 941-708-
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Catholic church women
plan fashion show
The St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's
Guild is organizing a fashion show and luncheon
for Thursday, Feb. 13.
The Hearts, Flowers and Fashion Show and
Luncheon will take place at noon in the church
activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The guild said the event is a fundraiser for
community needs.
Seating is limited to 200 and no tickets will
be sold at the door.
For more information, call Connie Kihm at
410-812-2468.

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The art of jewelry-
making shared
Betsy Kennedy shares
her jewelry-making skills
in a free demonstration
at Island Gallery West
Jan. 25. The class is part
of an ongoing education
series at IGW, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The next demo will be
at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 8, at the gallery
a pottery class by
Al!Susan Swanson. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy


Kiwanis, center partner on
Valentine's Day dance
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island continues
its tradition of celebrating the sweetest holiday with
a sweetheart dance to benefit the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
The 22nd annual Big Band Dance will take place
8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The Sophisticated Swing Band will provide the
music.
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 call Kiwanis dance organizer Sandy
Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.


Abstract instruction
Jim Ladd will lead a work-
shop in painting abstracts
in watercolor 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7, at Cross-
Pointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The session is a part of an
ongoing educational series
presented by the Artists'Guild of Anna Maria
Island. For fees and information, call the guild
at 941-778-6694. Islander Courtesy Photo
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Lecturer explores
'River of No Return'
Lecturer Catherine Chapman Smith will take
a Friends of the Library audience on a virtual tour
of the Idaho Wilderness Trail and the "River of No
Return."
The program, part of the Alice Taylor Reed Lec-
ture Series, will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at
the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.
Facebook, Twitter session set
Want to learn how to post the special of the day or
tweet deeply discounted souvenirs?
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will hold a free computer class at 1 p.m. Sat-
urday, Feb. 8, for those seeking to use social network
tools to promote business.
There is no registration required for the 90-minute
session.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.

Expert docks at library to talk
marine archaeology
The Friends of the Island Library welcome John
Beale of the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez for
a lecture on marine archaeology.
Beale, in the program that takes place at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, will talk about local boat-building
history and shipwrecks.
The program is part of the Alice Taylor Reed Lec-
ture Series.
For more information, call 941-778-6341 or visit
the library at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Class helps with powering up
tablets, smartphones
Still trying to figure out whether that "tri-tone"
sound means you've got a message or an incoming
call on your iPhone?
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host a session on using tablets and smart-
phones at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
Instructor Allison Levy of We Fix Computers will
cover basic functions, controls and tools on the gad-
gets.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.
Pharmacist offers Rx aid
Pharmacist Chris Williams invites people to pack
a brown bag with their medications and head to the
Island Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The doctor, who works for Manatee YourChoice
health network, and a group of interns with Lake Erie
College of Medicine in east Manatee, will review med-
ications for the correct dosage strength and frequency
and check for outdated or discontinued drugs. They
also will screen medicines for potential duplication of
therapy or side effects.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.


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Florida Maritime
Museum in Cortez
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Island Library on
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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.

Thursday, Feb. 6
11 a.m. Our Little Roses benefit luncheon and fashion show,
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941-778-
1638.
2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library lecture, Catherine
Smith, the Idaho Wilderness Trail, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
3 p.m. -AMICCO Jazz Fest with the Gulf Drive Band and
Koko Ray at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.
6-9 p.m. Reception for renowned Florida photographer
Clyde Butcher, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.
6:15 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Friday, Feb. 7
2 p.m. Class in smartphone, tablet basics, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:16 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Saturday, Feb. 8
8 a.m.-3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-812-
8318.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts and crafts show benefit for Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
10:30 a.m. Susan Swanson's clay demonstration, Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-6648.
1 p.m. Social media for business session, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6 p.m. Reception for the retiring Rev. Gary Batey of Roser
Memorial Community Church at Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
0414.
6:17 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Sunday, Feb. 9
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts show benefit for Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
6:17 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Monday, Feb. 10
6:18 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
2 p.m. Brown bag prescription check, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6:19
p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Noon Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and


luncheon, Manattees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2181.
2 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:20 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off-island
Tuesday, Feb. 4
5 p.m. Reception with artist Bettina Sego, Beatrice Fried-
man Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information:
941-779-2106.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
5 p.m. Longboat Key Garden Club Fashion Show and
Taste of the Keys, Longboat Key Club and Resort Harbourside,
220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information:
941-383-8030.

Thursday, Feb. 6
7 p.m. Documentary screening, "Ragamuffin: The True
Story of Rich Mullins," Neel Performing Arts Center, State College
of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-752-5252.

Friday, Feb. 7
6-9:30 p.m. -ArtWalk and Sweethearts Stroll, Village of the
Arts, Bradenton, 12th Street West and 12th Street North. Informa-
tion: 941-747-8056.

Saturday, Feb. 8
11 a.m.-4 p.m. -ArtWalk and Sweethearts Stroll, Village of the
Arts, Bradenton, 12th Street West and 12th Street North. Informa-
tion: 941-747-8056.
3 p.m. Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus concert,
Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-0218.
2-5 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum Music on the Porch Party
with James Hawkins, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-
708-6121.

Sunday, Feb. 9
10 a.m. Jazz worship service, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

Monday, Feb. 10
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Holmes Beach, buying an
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Dan Hill. Islander Photo:
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Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Reservations
required. Information: 941-778-4376.

Coming up
r Feb. 13, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Sweetheart
Dance, Anna Maria.
Feb. 15-16, 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival,
Cortez.
Feb. 21, Annie Silver Community Center spaghetti dinner,
Bradenton Beach.

Save the date
March 1, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Day,
Anna Maria.
F March 7-8, Friends of the Island Library book sale, Holmes
Beach.
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, Bradenton.

Calendar announcements
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for
submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-
resolution photographs welcome.


Studio welcomes work
of Clyde Butcher
Famed Florida photographer Clyde Butcher
will show his work at the Studio at Gulf and Pine
through Feb. 26.
A reception and book-signing will take place
6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the gallery, 10101
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
For more information, call the Studio at Gulf
and Pine at 941-778-1906.



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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.
Feb. 7-9, Red Rose Parlour Theatre's "A Fool for Love,"
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Through April 15, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
888-674-0107.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9a.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 Historical
Society sells Settlers' Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-779-7688.
First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 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. Infor-
mation: 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., startalk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bra-
denton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Thursday, 7 p.m., through March 27, bingo, Annie Silver Com-
munity Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-
3580.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, 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., Bradenton Beach. Fee may

Craft show benefits
butterfly garden
A two-day outdoor craft and hobby show to benefit
the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park is set for Feb. 8-9
in Holmes Beach.
The event will take place at Holmes Beach city
field, 5801 Marina Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 8, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
The show will feature jewelry, glass, photography,
art, apparel, food, refreshments and music performed
by Patchouli from CDs they sell at the show.
The butterfly park is between Holmes Beach City
Hall and the Island Library.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941-
518-4431.




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Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales'sunset drum circle, Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-0784.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Saturday, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton
Farmers' Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
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 breath-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9a.m., Manatee County Junior
Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Pal-
metto. Information: 941-376-0110.
Sunday, through April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street
Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-
0668.
Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Com-
munity 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

Meditation circle forms
at art league
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host
a meditation circle at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at
the art league facility, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.
Sheryl Spikes will lead the circle.
A portion of donations will benefit AMIAL.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-
778-2099.

Gallery shows Sego's work
Local artist Bettina Sego's work will be featured
in an exhibit presented by the Harmony Gallery.
The show, "The Colors that Surround Me," opened
in late January and continues through Monday, March
3, at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A portion of art sales will
benefit the Sarasota Orchestra.
For more information, call Sego at 941-779-
2106.


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The festival is located at the East end of town adjacent to the
Florida Maritime Museum on 119th St. W. to the Bay.
Offsite free parking is available at:
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board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-254-4972.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting,
Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-779-0564.
Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T Bray Park, Bradenton.
Information: 941-779-4476.
Tuesday, 10 a.m., children's storytime, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting,
Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-794-8044.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Epis-
copal 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.

Village of the Arts to hold
sweethearts stroll
The Village of the Arts community in Bradenton
will continue its monthly art walks in 2014.
The lineup includes:
Feb. 7-8, 2014, ArtWalk, with a sweethearts
theme for Valentine's Day.
March 7-8, 2014, ArtWalk and the third annual
ArtSlam.
April 4-5, 2014, ArtWalk and the seventh annual
Village Garden Tours.
May 2-3, ArtWalk and the Cinco de Mayo Village
of the Arts Salsa Tasting Contest.
The Village of the Arts is located in the area of 12th
Street West and 12th Avenue West in Bradenton.
For more information, email Zoe Von Averkamp
at chromazoe@gmail.com.

Kiwanis to take up topic
of tree houses
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
for breakfast and a talk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at
the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
An announcement said Holmes Beach code
enforcement officer David Forbes, a member of the
club, will talk about "Why a tree house may not be
your best choice as a retirement home."
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens
at 941-778-1383.


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Festival celebrates commercial fishing heritage


By John Stevely
Special to The Islander
The beginning was humble. Music, clog dancing,
smoked mullet and fish chowder were among the big
draws for the first one-day Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival.
Organizers hoped for a few hundred folks to
show. To their surprise, more than a thousand people
descended on Cortez to gorge on seafood and enjoy
the Sarasota Bay shoreline. Just about all the food was
gone by noon.
Times have changed. Now, 20,000-25,000 people
throng to Cortez to enjoy music, dancing, seafood, arts
and crafts and much more. Perhaps the biggest draw
of all is the ambiance of the quaint fishing village that
was settled more than 120 years ago.
Some history: Cortez, originally called Hunters
Point, has been a center of commercial fishing since
the Spanish colonial era. In the late 19th century, a
group of North Carolina fishermen migrated to Hunters
Point and helped establish the fishing community that
exists now. It is fair to say that Cortez was part of the
wild American frontier when first settled. The Seminole
wars had concluded just a few decades prior.
The 120-year-old community, with its 97 historic
buildings, is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. The first Cortez post office was established in
1895.
A hurricane in 1921 destroyed much of the water-
front, but the industrious residents were able to rebuild.
Cortez families are proud of their heritage, and are
bound together by love of hard work and family.
The history of the village and its families has been
preserved in "Cortez-Then and Now" by Mary Fulford
Green.
The fishing industry thrived for more than 100
years. Mullet, trout, redfish, mackerel and pompano
were harvested by inshore net fishers. Offshore fishers
targeted grouper, snapper and a variety of reef fish.
Small quantities of shrimp, stone crab and blue crab
also were produced. Now, stone crabs are one of the
major fisheries.
However, pollution, habitat destruction and com-
mercial and recreational harvest have affected the pro-
ductivity of local waters. The result has been increased
regulations and, consequently, reduced commercial
harvest.
Mullet, a locally important fish, can now only be
harvested using hand-thrown cast nets. Larger nets are
prohibited.
Each year, Cortezians celebrate the unique appeal
of their working waterfront community with the Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival, a two-day event that
gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about com-
mercial fishing and the community's proud heritage.
Commercial fishing communities are an integral


Cortez dock photo of fishers from the past, courtesy of
Karen Bell, A.P. Bell Fish Co.

part of the state's past and future and nowhere is
this more evident than in Cortez, one of the last intact
fishing villages on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Despite factors that have reduced the commercial
harvest in recent years, the festival highlights how the


At A Glance: 32nd annual Corte
What: 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival a celebration of Florida's commercial
fishing and maritime heritage.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Feb.
15-16.
Where: On the Sarasota Bay shore in the his-
toric Cortez fishing village. The festival is at the east
end of the village, adjacent to the Florida Maritime
Museum, 4415 119th St. W.
Entertainment: Live music, marine life talks and
displays, children's activities and, yes, seafood and
many other menu options.
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industrious fishers and local businesses carrying on the
community's proud heritage.
This year's festival Feb. 15-16 will be held
at the eastern end of the village, between the Florida
Maritime Museum and the waterfront. There will be
expanded live entertainment, with two music stages.
Also, additional parking will be available just east of
the village.
Proceeds from each year's festival support the
Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage's goal to pre-
serve and protect 95 acres of mangrove wetlands
immediately east of the village, one of the few unde-
veloped shorelines found in Sarasota Bay.
Funding also supports restoring impaired wetlands,
restoring the Cortez 1912 Schoolhouse and develop-
ing the maritime museum. This effort has achieved
international recognition, gaining the endorsement of
famed ocean-explorer Jean Michele Cousteau.
Editor's note: John Stevely is an agent with the
Florida Sea Grant Marine Extension Program in
Manatee County.

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Parking: Off-site parking and shuttles to the fest
are available at G.T Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive
W., Bradenton, and Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach. The round- trip shuttle is $2.50.
Additional parking will be available east of the
village off Cortez Road, about 5 minutes from the
festival on foot, and west of the festival grounds.
Cost: $3, free for children 12 and under.
Mission: To raise money for the Florida Insti-
tute of Saltwater Heritage, which manages the FISH
Preserve on Sarasota Bay.
Contacts: Online at www.cortez-fish.org, by
phone at 941-708-6120 or 941-722-4524.


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Bradenton Beach tries making sense of dollars, cents in budget


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Budgets aren't just dollars. They say a lot about
how money is generated, and how it is spent, and Bra-
denton Beach is hoping to learn more about account-
ability.
Three months after a former Bradenton Beach
administration passed the 2013-14 budget, a new
administration began a series of work sessions to
understand where the money comes from, how it is
spent and why.
Commissioner Jack Clarke leads the committee
made up of Commissioners Jan Vosburgh, Ed Straight
and Vice Mayor Janie Robertson.
Clarke set an early tone for the seriousness of the
task ahead.
"Whatever steps we take, we will have to be
accountable for our actions," he said. "I don't want
any guesswork in this process."
Clarke suggested the committee review the previ-


ous two budgets and examine every line item to learn
its need and its funding source.
"What we need to do is a good analysis from year
to year," he said, suggesting the first quarter of the
2013-14 budget be included to determine trends in
spending and revenue streams.
Robertson said she would like the budget to include
dates for when bills are paid.
"We often get a financial report and we can't do
anything with that because this is due at such and
such time, and it has to be paid at a later date because
that's when the money will be there," she said. "We
don't seem to know what the cash flow is. If there are
amounts that have to be paid, we need to know what
time of the year they are paid."
She said it should be the same for revenue
streams.
"When do we start receiving things like a franchise
tax?" she asked as an example. "Is that monthly, is it
a lump sum?"
Straight, who headed up the Manatee County 911-
call center for many years as an administrator, said his
experience with the county budget is that there needs
to be some leeway to move money around.
"I don't care how good you are when you set a
budget," he said. "Things are going to happen that you
don't expect and you have more money in this line
item than you have in that line item and it needs to be
moved."
Clarke said the work sessions are a familiarization


tool for now.
"Our goal is to just be familiar with the budget,
but just like you pay your personal bills, you have a
fair idea that on the third Wednesday of the month you
pay your mortgage and you make sure the money is
there," he said. "It seems unsophisticated on its face,
but the principal is sound."
Clarke wanted to divide the budget among com-
missioners and have each one scrutinize every line
item in their assigned departments. He wants the other
commissioners to determine why the money is in that
line item, how it is funded, when it is paid or funded
and how the estimated value of each line item is deter-
mined.
"We need to know why did this line item go up or
down," said Clarke. "Do we have an\ h1ing other than
a gut feeling there is going to be more? This is the
information we need to put together."
Robertson said she would take on employment
expenses, including salaries and benefits.
Clarke said that was a good start since personnel
costs are throughout the budget in every department.
Straight volunteered to look into the 32 line items
in the Bradenton Beach Police Department budget.
Robertson said she also will research public works.
Vosburgh will look into income streams and cash flow,
while Clarke will research the administration budget.
The committee set a tentative meeting for 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive N.


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which will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
The museum is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
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Crawford, who grew up fishing in Cortez, has
spent much of his adult life in public education,
retiring as a California superintendent of schools.
He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring
as a colonel.
Now living back in Cortez, Crawford is staying
true to his roots. He's a licensed stone crabber.
He'll be selling and signing "Arianna and
the Spanish Sardines" and "Nathan and the Stone
Crabs" at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16.
The festival will take place at the east end of
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16 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach prepares pilot parking


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved rec-
ommendations to approach area businesses about using
their private parking lots to help accommodate beach
overflow parking.
U The commission looked over an
intercity agreement prepared by the
traffic and congestion committee and
presented by committee chair Carol
Soustek that outlines both the city and
the owner's responsibilities at its Jan.
Soustek 30 workshop.
The owners of six selected sites
around the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
will be asked to sign the agreement before beachgoers
can utilize their parking lots.
"So far most of the businesses we've talked to
about this program have been very receptive," said
Soustek.
The program implementation began Feb. 1, accord-
ing to city documents.

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Visitors to the
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Island Beach
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2013. Islander
File Photo.:
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I The committee is targeting areas
of traffic congestion in proximity to
S the public beach to begin a pilot pro-
gram.
I Those areas include the vacant
former Regions Bank located on the
Titsworth corner of Manatee and Sixth avenues,
I Anna Maria Elementary School at
4700 Gulf Drive, Island Branch
Library at 5701 Marina Drive, a lot
owned by Hancock Bank in the 5300
block of Gulf Drive, and city hall at
5801 Marina Drive.
Zaccagnino Combined, the six sites could
provide 235 parking spaces. However,
the availability would vary depending on the time of
week. The elementary school and city hall, for exam-
ple, would be available on weekends and holidays.
Soustek said the committee would narrow its focus
to two of the six sites to start, which would provide
about 40 spaces. If the pilot program works, they
would expand the number of sites.


program startup
Soustek said the parking would initially be free,
but the committee plans to allow soliciting donations
to help the owners with any extra maintenance.
"This is something we modeled after overflow
parking in St. Armands Circle," Soustek said. "With
just donations, the businesses in that area were able to
raise an additional $10,000 per year."
Soustek said it may be necessary to enact fees in
the future but, for now, they are going to try to make
the program work with donations.
Part of the effort includes a re-engineering of
the current layout of the Manatee Beach parking lot,
including adding pickup and drop-off points, according
to documents from the committee.
The city will provide trash receptacles for each of
the sites and police patrols when the lot is active.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth said she had con-
cerns about bringing extra bodies and noise into these
areas, especially the church parking lot and the sur-
rounding residential neighborhoods.
However, Commissioner David Zaccagnino sug-
gested the parking might actually have the opposite
affect, directing more traffic into designated areas
around the most utilized beaches and away from resi-
dential side streets.
"You guys have done an incredible job and every
piece is going to help create positive impact," he
said.
Soustek said her committee is "hoping to blend the
park-and-ride system" into the proposal and possibly
add stops at popular locations, including the Robinson
Preserve on the Palma Sola Causeway.
"We want people to be able to park their cars and
use their bikes, our trolley and even possibly golf
carts," she said. "We also want to make sure visitors
know they have these options so we can make their
trip a better experience and shine a positive light on
the city at the same time."


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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 17

BB residents claim Eighth Street dock ownership


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter ".
There is confusion in Bradenton Beach in regards
to what is public and what is private when it comes i 1 _
to the restored Eighth Street South dock on Sarasota -",. .
Bay. '
The city condemned the city-owned dock in 2011. t o
Then plans to rebuild it were waylaid in the midst of .... ..:
budget concerns. So property owners on Eighth Street '.
South stepped forward in 2012 with an idea to fund ct d ....
the dock's cons tructionwith the understanding that it
would remain city property. T Wo
After a year of the city waiting on the funds from
the residents and then working through the permit
process with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other state Residents of Eighth Street South in Bradenton Beach
and federal agencies, the dock was completed in June apparently believe the city dock on Sarasota Bay is
2013. a private dock. The city disagrees. Islander Photo:
According to public works director Tom Woo- Mark Young
dard, a U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act over-
sight occurred when a small ramp access was not In early January, after the city received an ADA
constructed, complaint, public works employees were dispatched


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to prepare the area to install a ramp, at which time a
sign that says, "Private Dock ... For use only by 8th
St. S. owners and their guests," greeted workers.
"I had to look twice," said Woodard. "I wasn't sure
I was reading it right."
Woodard said what is ironic about it is that while
it was generally said the residents of the street were
paying for the dock, "it was actually only one person
who paid the $12,000 and that person knew nothing
about the sign. It was put up by someone else."
City code enforcement officer Gail Garneau said
Jan. 15 that the residents would be told to take the
sign down, but as of Islander press time, the sign
remained.
"I'm surprised to hear that," Bradenton Beach
Mayor Bill Shearon said Jan. 24. "It was my under-
standing they would be told to take the sign down. It's
a city dock."
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
it's his understanding that the city is going to present
the agreement to the residents as a reminder that the
dock is public, not private property.


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the selection at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
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18 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach continues noise ordinance review


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
It may be unusual for matters that don't concern
land development codes to come before the Bradenton
Beach Planning and Zoning Board, but the idea to run
an updated noise ordinance through the committee is
proving fruitful.
The P&Z board opened its second public hearing
on a proposed noise ordinance Jan. 8, picking up where
it left off in December with some inconsistent sample
decibel-level readings presented by city staff.
Updated readings taken between 7:50-9:30 p.m.
were provided from various locations around Bridge
Street, Bay Drive, Gulf Drive, Church Avenue and
Third Street South.
There were two instances of decibel levels spiking
over 80, but both were explained as uncommon noises,
such as bottles being dumped and a truck passing.
For the most part, maximum readings averaged
between 65-70.
City planner Alan Garrett said establishing deci-
bel levels, addressing amplified music and defining
an enclosed building were all essential in moving for-
ward.
Garrett also said he is following what Holmes
Beach is doing with amplified music, prohibiting out-
door music after 10 p.m.
Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar & Grill
owner Bill Herlihy said he already ends live entertain-
ment at 10 p.m.
"We are already below the decibel levels you are
considering," he said. "We've been very reasonable and
have followed all the guidelines."
Jake Spooner, who owns the Fish Hole miniature
golf course on Bridge Street, which is not a restaurant
or bar, plays amplified music for guests on the golf
course.
"I'm hopeful that you can find a nice compromise,"
he said. \ ly concern is the suggestion that amplified
music after a certain time has to be fully enclosed. You


Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
member John Burns and chair Dan DeBaun enjoy a
moment of levity Jan. 8 before taking public com-
ment on a proposed noise ordinance, a discussion
that continues Feb. 12. Islander Photo: Mark Young

can barely hear my music at the golf course when you
walk by, but you would be placing the same restrictions
on me. I hope you don't go too far in one direction."
Some residents who complained at the prior meet-
ing said noise levels have dropped since the city began
paying more attention.
Others said they could tell P&Z members exactly
what song is being played at nearby establishments.
Nicole Heslop, owner of the Barefoot Tiki Bar in
Holmes Beach has been a willing participant in devel-
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Heslop said she and the city are learning a lot about
how music travels and they now have set a new stan-
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Heslop said she has a noise meter connected to a
light a few feet from the band. The light flashes when
the decibel level exceeds the maximum 65.
P&Z member John Burns said he liked the idea
of the decibel meter. He suggested it be put into the
Bradenton Beach ordinance.
However, Burns expressed concern because fewer
Holmes Beach businesses are as close to the Gulf of
Mexico as Bradenton Beach businesses and the Gulf
itself creates its own sound level and acoustic traits.
P&Z chair Dan DeBaun said another issue is decid-
ing where decibel tests should be measured. Garrett
acknowledged the challenge and suggested two tests
- one measurement where the noise is occurring, and
a second where the complaint was registered.
He said the easier approach is to eliminate live
entertainment after 10 p.m. unless it's indoors, which
is why the city needs a definition.
"I'm going to be blunt and say we could do what
Holmes Beach does and say amplified music stops at
10 p.m.," said Garrett. "That way you don't have to
worry about decibel levels. The only thing you have
to worry about is if your watch is working."
Decibel levels would still be needed to enforce
violations, and Burns suggested "cranking it down to
65."
Garrett suggested daytime levels be set at 75 and
65 during evening hours.
"I think we are at a point where staff needs to
make some modifications and come back, but I need
to know if we are saying no amplified music after 10
p.m. unless it is an enclosed building."
Burns said that would resolve many issues because
the majority of public comment indicated that the issue
was outside music.
Garrett said he would bring the changes back to
the board and continued the public hearing to 3 p.m.
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 19

Flood insurance rates linger in murky waters


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
There's been a lot of up-and-down news when it
comes to flood insurance rates and just how high those
rates may climb without federal subsidies.
Some residents are already reporting dramatic
increases in flood insurance rates and it's only the
beginning of what is expected to be an annual problem
for property owners in flood-prone areas.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill Jan. 30 to delay the
massive rate hikes coming on the heels of Congress
and the Federal Emergency Management Agency seek-
ing to refund the National Flood Insurance Program.
The program was bankrupted following several natural
disasters, the most recent being the 2012 super storm
Sandy that battered the northeast.
However, the bill must still pass the U.S. House of
Representatives. In the meantime, state officials push
for a similar bill and municipalities look to strengthen
plans to maximize discounts for residents.
Holmes Beach passed a first reading of a flood
plain management ordinance Jan. 29 that will replace
Article Nine of the city's land development code.
Building official Tom O'Brien said the language
has been reviewed and tentatively approved by a
FEMA consultant. The city is expected to pass a final
reading at its Feb. 11 commission meeting.
According to administrative assistant Mary Buo-
nagura, the city must have an ordinance to the state by
Feb. 17, which then must have it to FEMA by March
17 to be eligible for the federal discounts.
In the meantime, residents have more options than
what some originally thought when most of the news
associated with the NFIP was looking dire for island
buyers.
Rumors, speculation and even misinformation
have plagued the public when it comes to learning
about rising flood insurance premiums.
Part of the problem has been the fluidity of what
the impact of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance


Reform Act, passed in July 2012, will be on elimina-
tion of longstanding subsidies for older homes built
before the Federal Emergency Management Agency
created flood maps and set minimum elevation require-
ments.
Who these changes impact has been the most
difficult to determine through the information blitz,
which is why Holmes Beach invited two flood insur-
ance agents to a Jan. 9 town hall meeting.
Seating was at capacity for Jeff Nungesser, owner
of Iron City Insurance and Investments in Sarasota,
and Jamie Meirowsky, personal lines agent for Dick,
Johnson & Jefferson Insurance of Bradenton.
Meirowsky said there is a substantial difference,
depending on which zone you reside in, but most homes
on Anna Maria Island are in a high-risk zone, and rates
also will vary depending on when the home was con-
structed and whether it is a primary residence.
"Anyone who has a home built prior to July 6,
2012, will see increases up to 20 percent a year," she
said. "The increases are indefinite, so a home built in
1970 and has never had an elevation certificate will
have to get one done so they can rate the premium."
The elevation certificate is required by the NFIP
Meirowsky said the Biggert-Waters Act also did
away with a purchaser automatically taking over exist-
ing flood insurance from the seller.
"That person's rate now will be based on how high
or how low the base elevation is," she said.
There also has been a lot of speculation on FEMA
updating its flood maps, which determines what zones,
but Meirowsky said those changes won't have an
immediate impact until it's potentially accounted for
in legislation.
The bottom line, she said, is that any property pur-
chased after the Biggert-Waters Act will see increases
immediately if a house is below the base-elevation
level.
Nungesser said house elevation is the most impor-
tant part of new flood insurance regulations.


"If you live in a high-risk zone and you have a
NFIP maximum policy of $250,000, you are probably
paying around $3,600 a year for flood insurance," he
said. "When you get your elevation certificate and, let's
say you are 4 feet above base elevation, your annual
premium will about $530. If you are at base level,
it will be about $1,800. So at or above is all great
news.
The problems begin for ground-level homes built
below base elevation most homes built before 1975
on Anna Maria Island.
Nungesser said a home found to be 4 feet below
base elevation will go from $3,600 to about $11,000 a
year and, the lower a home is, the higher the premium.
Those premiums are what residents can expect this
year, not including an annual increase of 20 percent.
1 1. \ I A is great and the NFIP is probably the only
program most people know, but most people don't
know that different alternatives are popping up," he
said. "Lloyds of London is offering private flood insur-
ance and is the only one I know of that is doing it
right now." Nungesser estimated the Lloyds costs to be
about 50 percent less than the NFIP for homes below
base elevation.
He said if a homeowner opts for the private policy
and the government decides to reinstitute the subsidies,
"there is only one rule. It's a 25 percent minimum
earned policy, which means it has to be kept for at least
three months. After that, you are free to go back to the
NFIP"
Meirowsky said another change occurring in June
is the definition of primary residence. While the owner
may live in the home more than 50 percent of the year,
coverage may be limited to actual cash value.
After June, a person must live in the house for
at least 80 percent of the year in order to receive full
primary residence status.
Commercial buildings and multi-family residential
units condominiums have not yet been factored
into the changes.


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Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 20-year-old woman faces a felony aggravated
battery charge after allegedly stabbing her 60-year-old
boyfriend multiple times in the stomach with two steak
knives.
i The Colorado couple was staying
in the 100 block of 73rd Street Jan.
12 when the victim allegedly grabbed
iIsabel Dominguez by the hair and
Sin Called her a "whore," according to
Dominguez the probable cause affidavit.
A Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment officer said Dominguez said, "I just lost it."

Pill under driver's seat
leads to felony charge
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 22-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony
possession charge after a Jan. 28 traffic stop in the
2300 block of 11th Street West in Bradenton.
C A Bradenton Police Department
officer observed Brandon Gengler
Sof Holmes Beach driving in the area
with a passenger, who was not wear-
ing a seatbelt, according to the prob-
able cause affidavit.
Gengler The officer initiated a traffic stop
and at some point requested a K9 unit
to perform a "walk-around" drug search. The dog
alerted to the driver's side door.
After receiving permission to search the vehicle,
while Gengler allegedly made statements that every-
thing inside the vehicle belonged to him, the officer
found a single pill under the driver's seat that was
determined to be hydrocodone, a prescription drug.
According to the report, Gengler allegedly admit-
ted that he uses prescription pills for recreational pur-
poses and that he has taken pills while driving his
vehicle. However, he denied knowledge of the pill that
was found under his seat, telling police that he does
not know how it got there.
He was arrested and booked into the Manatee
County jail for felony possession. Gengler is being
held on $1,500 and, as of Islander press time, remained
in custody.
He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 6, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


She called 911 after the stabbing and allegedly told
police she used two steak knives to stab her boyfriend
in the stomach "several times."
When police arrived, the victim had fled, but
another HBPD officer located him in the 5800 block of
Holmes Boulevard. According to the officer's report,
the interior of the victim's vehicle was covered in
blood. The officer contacted EMS and the man was
transported to the hospital for treatment.
Dominguez was arrested for felony aggravated bat-
tery and booked into the Manatee County jail, where
she was held on $100,000 bond.
According to the jail website, Dominguez posted
bond Jan. 14 and was released.
She entered a not guilty plea Jan. 21. A trial date
was not yet scheduled.


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Jan. 22, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard,
domestic disturbance. A former couple living together
as roommates engaged in a verbal argument. Accord-
ing to the report, a Manatee County Sheriff's Office
deputy made contact with the man and woman and
confirmed no physical contact had been made during
the argument.
Jan. 21,300 block of North Bay Boulevard, crim-
inal mischief. A woman was observed getting out of a
white van and then slicing the tires of another vehicle.
She got back into the van and left.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
Jan. 22, 4500 block of 119th Street West, aggra-
vated assault. A complainant reported a hole in his roof
created by a shotgun blast. Law enforcement noted
there were no reports of gunshots the previous night,
but found three spent shotgun shells at a nearby field.
The damage to the roof was estimated at $200.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Jan. 26, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West,
habitual traffic offender. A 45-year-old Bradenton man
was arrested on a felony habitual traffic offense after
a stop.
Jan. 11,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,


HB man faces felony
charge for vehicle burglary
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 25-year-old Holmes Beach man remained in
'custody after allegedly burglarizing
a vehicle Jan. 28.
A Bradenton Beach woman in
the 2500 block of Avenue B heard
the sound of a car door closing in the
vicinity of her driveway, according
Hall to the probable cause affidavit. When
she went to investigate, she found the
inside light of her vehicle was on and a GPS system
was missing.
A witness came over and informed the victim that
he saw a man walking by with the GPS in his hand and
he had pursued the man.
According to the witness, he caught up to Erik Hall
and the two men engaged in a physical altercation, at
which time the witness retrieved the stolen property.
The witness provided the police with a description of
the man and a direction of his travel, which was toward
Holmes Beach.
The officer notified the Holmes Beach Police
Department and Hall was arrested in the 3300 block
of East Bay Drive.
Hall was booked into the Manatee County jail on
a felony burglary charge and held on $1,500 bond. As
of Islander press time, he remained in custody.
Hall is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 14, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

petit theft. A woman reported that a purse containing
$20, credit cards and a driver's license was stolen from
the beach. The purse was with other belongings and
she noticed it was missing when her family was pack-
ing to leave.
Jan. 13, 6800 block of Palm Drive, battery. A
woman came home to find a man outside her residence
who is the father to a relative's child. The woman
entered her residence and the man followed, at which
time he allegedly grabbed her from behind and inap-
propriately touched her. She was able to convince him
to let her go and he left the residence.
Jan. 13, 500 block of 83rd Street, theft. Workers
discovered about 40 feet of copper tubing stolen from
a home under construction. The tubing was valued at
$100, but one worker said the loss would be higher
because broken tubing needed to be replaced.
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 5, 2014 0 21

Cortez Bridge $10m rehab, 10-year lifeline to start in April


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation said it
will hold a meeting this spring to update people on the
status of its project development and engineering study
for the Cortez Bridge.
The DOT has not set a date for the meeting.
And, according to DOT spokesman Anton Sher-
rard, recommendations for the bridge's future will not
be presented at the meeting.
The PD&E study is ongoing and it's not expected
to be completed until January 2015, when the DOT
will hold present the study and its recommendations.
The PD&E will explore several options repair-
ing the bridge every 10 years, a major rehabilitation to
extend the life of the bridge 25 years, or a replacement
of the bridge with a low, mid or high-level bridge.
Meanwhile, the DOT is set to begin a $10 million
maintenance project on the bridge in April, Sherrard
said. The project will give the bridge another 10 years
of functional use.
The maintenance work is expected to take 8-10
months and the bridge could be closed for several days
during that period. The DOT said any closing of the
Cortez Bridge would be during summer or early fall,
when tourism on the island is at its lowest.
The last time the Cortez Bridge was closed to
vehicular traffic was for a rehab project in 1999 and
the closure lasted about 45 days.

POLICE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
phernalia. A 33-year-old Holmes Beach woman was
arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug parapher-
nalia. According to the report, a HBPD officer stopped
the woman for failing to come to a complete stop at
a stop sign and for not wearing a seatbelt. The officer
told the woman he had information there were drugs
in the vehicle and, after receiving consent to search,
found a pipe containing marijuana residue in the center
console. She was arrested on the possession charge and
cited for the traffic violations.
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 Sheriff's Office.


Obituary

Bryant Elliott
Bryant Elliott, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He
was born in Timmins, Canada, and came to Florida in
1977.
Mr. Elliott was graduated University of Manitoba in
hospital administration. He served in the Royal Cana-
dianAir Force 1942-75, retiring as a major. He was proj-
ect administrator at St. Vincent's Hospital, Ontario.
On arrival to Florida, he purchased the Flamingo
Court Motel, now known as the Pelican Post, in Bra-
denton Beach. He sold the motel in 1983. He was a
member of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge and served
as administrator from 1978 until he retired in February
2004. In 1990, he was awarded the highest degree of
Pilgrim in the Loyal Order of the Moose. He also was
a member of Elks Lodge 1511, Eagles Lodge 1014,
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720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton at 11 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 7, followed by a service at noon. Memorial
donations may be made to Moose Charities at www.
moosecharities.org, or to a charity of choice.
Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Ruth; brother
Lorne of Belleville, Ontario; grandchildren Kaitlyn,
Gregory, and Nicole of Pembroke, Ontario; great-
grandchildren Bryce, Abergail, and Edith of Pembroke,
Ontario; step-son Mark A. Coe of Toledo, Ohio; step-
granddaughter Lauren; and his beloved cat Christy.

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talent show. talent show Jan. 28. leine Nochtmt"


AME fathers, daughters to
put spin on dance moves
Anna Maria Elementary School will host a father-
daughter dance complete with mirrored ball and party
decorations in the auditorium 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 11.
The dance will be Valentine's Day-themed, and
attendees are asked to dress for the occasion.
A DJ will provide music. Refreshments and snacks
will be available during the dance. The event is free to
attend for daughters and their paternal figures.
The school is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the school at 941-708-
5525.


AME calendar
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, early release.
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, father-daughter
Valentine-sweetheart dance.
Monday, Feb. 17, President's Day, 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.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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Thursday, Feb. 6
Breakfast: Biscuit and Sausage Patty.
Lunch: Beef and Cheese Nachos, Beef and Bean Burrito,
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Season arrives early on Anna Maria Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Overheard: It's 25 degrees in my hometown. It's
minus 10 where I'm from.
It may be cold in other parts of the world, but
it's much nicer on Anna Maria Island than just about
anywhere north of the Green Bridge in Palmetto.
The extreme winter weather that has plagued north-
ern states and eastern Canada the past several weeks
has been a boon for island accommodation owners
and managers. Visitors who normally would not arrive
until February started showing up in mid-January with
stories about fleeing frigid conditions.
That's the word from Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce vice president Deb Wing, who said the
office had been swamped for several weeks with calls
and emails from people looking for reservations.
So many visitors arrived unexpectedly looking for
rooms that some people were turned away at a few
rental operations.
"It's been incredibly busy," Wing said. "People
are telling us they are coming down now to get away
from the cold weather. We normally have a slight lull
in early-to-mid January before the season really picks
up in February, but not this year."
With an early start to the season, island law
enforcement officials offered some words of wisdom
for drivers: There will be traffic backups.
"Drive with patience," Holmes Beach Police Chief


Fair weather on Jan. 15 with a high temperature
near 70 brings people to the Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, where
beach renourishment was ongoing. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Bill Tokajer said. "Once you're on the island, you're
here. So relax. Be a safe, courteous and patient driver,
and allow other motorists to turn left onto the main
roads. It's going to be busy and the roads crowded, so
let's all be patient."
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
he expects a busier-than-ever winter season. That
means more vehicles and heavier traffic backups when
the bridges are raised.


"I'm advising people to plan their trips and drive
safely and have patience, especially when the bridge
goes up," he said.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Davis,
who heads the MCSO in Anna Maria, said, "We have a
lot of pedestrians and bicyclists in Anna Maria. Motor-
ists driving day or night should be especially careful.
We know everyone wants to come to the city pier, and
they want to park as close to it as possible."
Davis said if the pier lot is full, there is parking
along Pine Avenue, especially in the lot across from
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.
The pier is less than a block from the church-thrift store-
food pantry lot on the south side of Pine Avenue.
Indications from many accommodation owners,
managers and rental agents are that some units remain
available to rent between now and April. Anyone con-
sidering an Anna Maria Island vacation should "book
now," said Zita Kollar of Gulf-Bay Real Estate, 5309
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Chamber available for rental help
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, maintains a list of
its members with available rental units and the dates.
Anyone looking for a reservation, or in need of
information about available rooms, can call the cham-
ber at 941-778-1541, or go to the chamber website at
www. annamariaislandchamber. org.


Resort tax collections balloon for 2013-14


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Up, up and away.
In what seems a sure sign that tourism to Anna
Maria Island is on the increase, resort tax collections
for the first two months of the 2013-14 fiscal year -
October and November are 13.6 percent ahead of
the same two months of 2012-13.
Sue Sinquefield of the Manatee County Tax Col-
lector's resort tax collections office reported $525,818
was collected in November 2013, in addition to
$489,766 in October.
That $1,015,584 total puts collections 13.6 percent
ahead of the $894,078 taken in during the first two
months of the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Collections for the 2012-13 fiscal year set a record
of $8.99 million, surpassing the previous record of $8
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According to the tax collector website, Anna Maria
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resort tax dollars since Oct. 2, 2013. On average, the
barrier islands account for about 62 percent of yearly
tourist tax collections.
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Flag football tops week, horseshoes, golf follow


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
It was another busy week of NFL flag football
action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
There were no big moves in the league standings,
though the ranks of the undefeated started thinning.
Beach Bistro Buccaneers and Tyler's Ice Cream
Vikings are on top of the 8-10 division with unde-
feated records. West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins
are alone in third with a 2-1 records, while Beach Bum
Patriots follow with a 2-2 record. Next are the Manatee
Diagnostic Ravens at 1-2, while LPAC Cardinals and
Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys are still in search of a vic-
tory.
The 14-17 division has no unbeaten teams, but the
standings are pretty tight from top to bottom. Galati
Yacht Sales Buccaneers, The Feast Broncos and Mr.
Bones Bengals are tied for first with matching 3-1
records, while Integrity Sound Lions, Swordfish Grill
Browns and West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars are 2-2.
The Sun Bears are 1-3, while Waterfront Restaurant
Cowboys bring up the rear at 0-4.
The 11-13 division has the top three teams beating
up on the bottom rungs. LPAC Cardinals at 4-0 and
Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers at 3-0 are on
top of the ladder, closely followed by Sandbar Colts at
4-1. Eat Here Redskins and Bark & Company Realty
Ravens follow with one victory each, while Will C.
Photos Falcons are 0-4.
Sandbar Colts showed why its a contender for the
11-13 division crown Jan. 27with a 46-14 thumping
of Will C. Photos Falcons.
Michael Latimer led the way the Colts with eight
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touchdowns.
Will C. Photos Falcons received touchdown runs
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while Ellsworth finished with three pulls and a pair
of interceptions. Hernandez also got into the act with
three pulls and one pick in the victory.
Thomas Powers paced Waterfront Cowboys with
four touchdown passes, but was hurt by the three picks.
His main target was Tyreese Packer, who finished with
five catches, two for touchdowns. Steele Quinard and
Michael Baxley also added touchdown catches.
Powers and Quinard led the defense with six pulls
each with Quinard adding a pair of quarterback sacks
in the loss.
The 8-10 division game of the week came Jan. 27
when the Beach Bistro Buccaneers slipped past Beach
Bum Patriots by an 18-14 score.
Quarterback Chris Snyder led the way with a pair
of touchdown runs, while also completing five passes,
including one touchdown pass to David Daigle.
Daigle added an interception on defense, while
Snyder led the team with three flag pulls in the vic-
tory.
Gavin Johnston completed 12 passes, including two
that went for touchdowns. His top target was Shawn
Balvin, who finished with eight catches, including one
for touchdown. Evan Christenson added four catches
and one touchdown, while Tripp Helgeson completed
the Patriot scoring with an extra-point catch.

Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb.
1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horse-
shoe pits.
Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels drew the bye into
the finals and watched as Bob Lee's game-ending six
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and a spot in the finals. Lee and Bussey stayed hot in
the finals, rolling Huyghe-Samuels by a 21-1 score to
earn bli i rights for the day.
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage
during Jan. 29 horseshoe action. Steve Doyle and Gene
Bobeldyk drew the bye into the finals and watched as
Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe eliminated Bob Mason
and Tom Skoloda 22-4. Doyle-Bobeldyk cooled off
Bussey-Huyghe, earning a 21-9 victory.
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 women of Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, individual low-net golf match Jan. 28 in four
flights.
Liz Lang carded a 5-under-par 27 to grab a four-
shot victory in Flight A over Helen Pollock, Phyllis
Roe and Pam Lowry, who all shot 1-under-par 31 s and
were in a three-way tie for second place.
Sue Christenson's 1-under-par 31 gave her first
place in Flight B by one shot over Barb Estok and Kris
Landkammer, who both finished at even-par 32.
Joyce Lathrop fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first
place in Flight C. Kim Robinson was two shots back
in second place, while Judy Ward was alone in third
with 1 over par.
Marcia O'Brien's 6-under par 26 was the low-net
round of the day and gave her first place in Flight
D, while Suzanne Liddle was alone in second with a
5-under-par 27. Sally Keyes took third place at 30.
Mary Lou Dreier and Penny Auch both had chipins
on the day to round out the day's golf action.

For AMICC sports schedules, visit
sports online at www.islander.org.



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Wintertime fishing produces various results


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Wintertime patterns are following suit for yet
another week for islander fishers.
On calm days, you can venture into the Gulf of
Mexico to nearshore and offshore structure to pro-
duce a variety of species. Keeper-size gag grouper are
responding to live and dead baits, but all have to be
released. Red grouper also are feeding primarily
dead baits although keeper sizes are hard to come
by in state waters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will
not be closing Gulf grouper recreational season Feb. 1
through March 31. The closure would have applied to
black, red, yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind
and red hind, so this is good news.
Gag grouper, which has its own season, will be
open July 1-Dec. 3. More information regarding
Gulf grouper fishing regulations is available online
at myfwc.com/fishing. Click on "Saltwater Fishing,"
"Recreational Regulations" and "Gulf Grouper."
On structure in slightly shallower water, sheep-
shead, mangrove snapper and Key West grunts are
readily taking live shrimp fished on the bottom, and
keeper-sizes of all three species are attainable. You
should start seeing big sheepies showing on shallow-
water structure any day now, if you haven't already.
I'm seeing fish of more than 5 pounds coming over
the gunwale more frequently as we get deeper into
February. If you like catching big sheepshead, your
time is near.
As far as the inshore fishing is concerned, there
are some options. Beach fishers are catching decent
numbers of mackerel, jacks, bluefish and pompano all
cruising along the surf. Try tipping your jig with fresh-
cut shrimp or a sand flea to get a bite.
The canals of Key Royale are producing a bite for
fishers using live shrimp. Try casting your shrimp on a
knocker rig under docks with deep water under them.
Redfish, black drum, sheepshead and flounder are just
a few of the species with potential.
Finally, backwater trout fishing is proving prosper-
ous for some flats fishers. Plastic baits such as DOA
Cal jigs are producing a bite. Most of the trout being
caught are shy of the 15-inch minimum, so handle with
care. Keeper-size trout are attainable, but are sporadic
at best.
Capt. Warren Girle is venturing out to offshore
structure on the calm days between the cold fronts.
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Jan. 13, a cool overcast morning, with Capt. Warren
Girle. Girle took the family to fish Sarasota Bay with
jigs and the siblings hooked up numerous pompano
and mackerel a nice dinner.

sional shrimp, Girle's clients are reeling up a vari-
ety of species. Keeper-size gag grouper are mod-
erately responding to whole dead shrimp fished on
the bottom. These catch-and-release fish are worthy
adversaries for even the strongest of fishers. Along
with gags, Girle's clients also are hooking up red
grouper, mangrove snapper, porgies, Key West grunts
and flounder.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting pompano on
deep grass flats with good tidal flow. He says the bite
is thinning out, although a break from the back-to-
back cold fronts could result in some pomps. Mixed
in with the pompano are plenty of mackerel, jack
crevalle, ladyfish and bluefish, which fill the void.
After all, a bent rod is a bent rod.
In residential canals and around docks, Girle is
producing action on sheepshead and black drum.
Both species are responding to pieces of fresh-cut
shrimp placed on the sandy bottom. Keeper-sizes of
both are being caught, although the sheepies are still
on the small side due to it being early in the season.
Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle
is targeting pompano along the beach and bay shore-
lines surrounding Anna Maria Island. By using small
jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp, Lowman is putting
clients on limits of the tasty golden nuggets. Color
selection on jigs includes chartreuse, hot pink or
school bus yellow. To target these fish on the beaches
or in the bays, Lowman is simply drifting with the
tide while his clients cast jigs in all directions. Once
the fish are located, everyone works the spot.
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West grunts. Fresh-cut shrimp is the bait of choice.
For i i ,.,' iI1., Lowman is using either a knocker rig or a
typical bottom rig a swivel, some 30-pound fluoro-
carbon leader and a circle hook. For weight, Lowman
is using anything from a 1/2-ounce egg sinker all the
way up to a 3-ounce egg, sinker depending on the
current.
While on duty at the tackle shop, Lowman is
hearing of decent action along the beaches of Anna
Maria Island.
Beach fishers are saying that plugging with jigs
and spoons is producing Spanish mackerel, bluefish
and jack crevalle. In tow with these migratory fish are
numerous bonnethead and juvenile blacktip sharks,
so be ready for a big one.
In the canals of Key Royale, dock fishers are
catching black drum, flounder and a few sheepshead.
Live shrimp, fiddler crabs and sand fleas are produc-
ing the bite.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
finding variety on nearshore reefs resulting in a vari-
ety of species. Sheepshead, flounder, grouper, snapper
and Key West grunts are responding to live shrimp.
While anchoring over structure, Gross instructs his
clients to drop their baits straight down to the bottom
to find the bite. Although most of these fish are in the
12- to 15- inch range, they provide great potential for
the night's fish fry.
Gross also is working residential docks and canals
with good results. The species remain the same as the
reefs, although you can add black drum and some red-
fish to the mix. Live shrimp is still the bait of choice.
These sheltered areas are great on those windy days
when you can't get to the reefs.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing char-
ters reports good action on redfish, sheepshead, man-
grove snapper and black drum. Howard has been
bring Redfish of varying sizes from 12 inch rats to
30-inch stumps to the boat from under deep water
docks. Howard suggests using a live shrimp rigged on
a size 1 hook tied to a 30-pound fluorocarbon leader
with a size 5 or 7 split shot.
Sheepshead have been feeding heavily as they
are starting to gather in big schools. Using the same
rig as for the reds, Howard's clients have brought
18-inch convicts to the fillet table. Mangrove snapper
and black drum also are coming to the party, Howard
adds.
Looking forward, the spotted trout fishing will
start to turn on as the fish will school in deeper water
and in areas where the water temperature is a few
degrees warmer.
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ing business people seeking to boost their website hits
for a one-day training session in search engine optimi-
zation.
The class at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
13.
The cost to attend is $300.
Sean McGinnis of 312 Digital is the instructor.
For more information, call McGinnis at 312-448-
6400.

Chamber plans February
network events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly networking sunrise breakfast
7:45-9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the beachfront Gulf
Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
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Holmes Beach resident Barry Grooms has reopened
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Grooms' parents opened Grooms Motors in 1968
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SDavid Teitelbaum, owner of
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Teitelbaum, a two-year board
member of the local chapter,
Provided the setting, along
with several heaters and sunset
views. Dinner was catered by
YachtSea Grille of Bradenton.
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New to island office
Micah Paul Dunford has been named a personal
lines sales agent for homeowner insurance and auto
coverage at BB&T- Oswald Trippe and Company, 5203
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call
941-778-2206.

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Lori Guerin,
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Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Both have extensive
experience in island real estate. They can be reached
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FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
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repairable fishing poles and reels for children.
Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper
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Island real estate sales


By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
509 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,546 sfla / 3,319 sfur
3bed/212bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2005 on
a 80x102 lot was sold 01/10/14, Varner to Hineline for
$950,000; list $1,049,000.
213 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria, a 937 sfla / 1,193 sfur
2bed/2bath home built in 1915 on a 105x100 lot was sold
01/10/14, Houlas to Munn for $910,000; list $989,000.
213 65th St., Unit B, Beachwalkers, Holmes Beach, a
2,184 sfla / 2,657 sfur 3bed/212bath/2car land condo with
pool built in 2006 was sold 01/10/14, Givens to Stoltzfus
for $772,000; list $799,000.
313 61st St., Unit B, Casa Del Mare, Holmes Beach,
a 2,374 sfla / 3,688 sfur 4bed/31/2bath/2car land condo
with pool built in 2007 was sold 01/10/14, Hineline to
Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $725,000; list


$896,000.
1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 107, Summer Sands, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,045 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 01/17/14, Bliss to
Germano for $450,000.
6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 96, Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/14/14,
Ebli to Basman for $366,300; list $392,900.
600 Manatee Ave., Unit 136, Westbay Cove, Holmes
Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,559 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1977 was sold 01/16/14, Agrasto to
Spath for $347,000; list $359,900.
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YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 8.
105 49th St., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
8. Sofa, loveseat, dining and bedroom furni-
ture, etc. No early birds. 211 84th St., Holmes
Beach.
ANTIQUE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8. Hutch, table, blanket chest,
crocks, coverlets, cherry desk, Shaker chairs,
2109 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 8.
Furniture, home goods and more. 5008 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
8. Antique furniture, piano and more. 614
Ambassador Lane, Holmes Beach.


PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet
visits, dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more.
941-462-0405. petsitterservicesllc @ gmail.
com. www.petsitterbradenton.com.

WELL-MANNERED RESCUE dogs (and kit-
tens!) need homes. Call 941-896-6701.


2005 FORD TAURUS SE: 78,000 miles. Auto-
matic, air conditioning, power windows, doors.
Cruise control, CD, three-month engine war-
ranty. 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 boat-
florida.weebly.com.
50-FOOT DOCK for rent, wide deep-water
canal, many amenities. BJ, 941-778-3013.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiber-
glass tunnel hull with bass seats. Must see!
$500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
HELP WATED

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 per-
sonality, 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 year's experience
required. Sunday required, some Sat-
urdays. Send resumes to: Roser Church,
Attention: BRED P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria
FL 34216.


ALL-AROUND HANDYMAN/garden caretaker
with good customer interface skills required
for prominent establishment selling indoor/
outdoor home decor. Accepting resumes: The
Sea Hagg in Cortez between 10 a.m. and
noon. 12304 Cortez Road. 941-795-5756.
AMI BRING IT: Hiring delivery drivers. Must
be 21, clean driving record, own vehicle and
insurance. Please email resume or contact
information: AMIbringit@gmail.com. 941-
209-1353.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter avail-
able. CPR and first aid-certified, early child-
hood development major. Emily, 941-567-
9276.

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified
babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel,
941-545-7995.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to
three weeks for Island youths under 16 look-
ing for work. Ads must be placed in person
at The Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.



TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your
home and business specialist. On-site 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. Pro-
fessional, friendly cleaning service since
1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free
estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native
islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experi-
ence. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying
assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-
2535.

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

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMER-
CIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to
work. 941-756-4570.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-
545-6688.
JOHN "THE FIREMAN" Island Cycle &
Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Afford-
able 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 net-
working, wired, wireless, audio, video sur-
veillance cameras. Palmfish Communication,
941-896-0798.

HELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation,
pet sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be
easy! 941-400-8847.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wed-
ding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.


359-1904
"Movers Who Core"
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.


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BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-
778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
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.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island.
Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301.
MA#0017550.MA#0017550.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential
and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and
installations, watering the island for 15 years.
Jeff, 941-778-2581.
SAVE YOUR CITRUS trees: Urban Garden
Pest Control specializes in citrus tree resto-
ration. Professional pruning and affordable
spray program will restore your citrus trees
to their full fruitfulness. 941-962-0986.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
Call 941-807-1015.


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

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

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

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



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

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

More ads = more readers in The Islander.


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

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack
of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-
2198.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resi-
dent. 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,
commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai,
pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-
6747.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL,
commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also win-
dows, 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.


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.coastalproper-
tiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
SEASONAL: MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR at
Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shop-
ping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis,
two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co.,
941-713-9096.
AVAILABLE MARCH 2014 and 2015 Wl NTER
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
neutral paint, nice deck with water view, quiet
area, annual, $1,495/month. 941-713-6743.
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.
ANNA MARIA CITY rental: Completely ren-
ovated 3BR/3BA with large heated pool. A
short block to the beach. For rent, winter
2014-15. Call 514-757-7410.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can
place classified ads and subscribe online
with our secure server? Check it out at www.
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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
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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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ANNUAL RENTAL: BAYSHORE Gardens,
Bradenton. 55-plus community, 20 minutes
to Anna Maria Island, 2BR/2BA plus office,
furnished, third floor, elevator, enclosed lanai,
heated pool, clubhouse. $650/month plus
utilities. Security deposit. 941-727-1083.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rent-
als. 1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool.
Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-
3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.
com.


FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of
El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave.
Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-
524-6977.




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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
Gartman, Realtor. 941-545-8877. www.Anna-
MariaLife.com.
FIXER-UPPER ON deep-water canal,
$475,000. Owner financing possible. Holmes
Beach. 941-778-7980 or 941-778-7565.
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional consul-
tation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate,
941-778-8104.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA on
Gulf. Rentals booked. $450,000. Owner, 941 -
778-9378.




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estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
Marianne Norman-Ellis
at Mike Norman Realty,
778-6696.

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PICTURE
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3BR/3BA canalfront pool
t^' SB~si':'I fiii~lE ^home oln larg clot. Full
remodeled. New metal
roof, pool, kitchen and
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plan is designed to catch
every island breeze with pocket sliders from almost every
room leading to the caged pool. Slightly larger lot has lush
native landscape. This is the one you will not forget. $929,000
Call Nicole Skacgcs. Broker 941-773-3966


VACANT LAND
Large Buildable Lot with
234 feet of road frontage.
$34,900. Call Lori Skaggs,
Realtor 941-209-9669
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$195,000. Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker, 941-773-3966.


Absolutely stunning, brand
new 3BR/3BA. Priced to sell at
$995,000. Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker. 941-773-3966


5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com 941-779-2289


CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA unit in Bra-
denton Beach. Steps to beach with parking
underneath, townhome-style condo. Build-
ing has hurricane windows, doors, Hardie
siding and new roof. No hassles. $205,000.
Call 813-245-0428.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
Holmes Beach house for sale. Beautiful ele-
vated 3BR/2BA, heated pool, bonus room,
direct beach-access street. Newer construc-
tion. Great investment. 309A 65th St. www.
HolmesBeach.blogspot.com. Patrick Morris,
941-348-0331.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view:
Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cot-
tage, block construction, garage, indoor pine
accents. New appliances, etc. Room for pool.
An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-
730-2606 (leave message).















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27 One for the "no"
column
29 Most Cypriots,
ethnically
31 Massages
32 Like some eagles
and tires
34 Li'l Abner's
surname
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Havoline brand
38 Notre dame, e.g.
39 Valdez of
coffee advertising
40 Period of the
Cenozoic Era
42 Language suffix
45 Servings of mashed
potatoes, e.g.
47 Writer Kipling
48 Let go
49 Cynic Bierce who
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53 Potentially
dangerous
55 Sapling
56 Relax
58 Goes in
59 Stairway post
60 Twinkie filler
62 "Back to the
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64 Amo : I love::
: I hate
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Drinker" painter
66 Pop singer Del Rey
67 In need of a lift
70 "Adoration"
subjects in a
Leonardo painting
74 Maine college
75 Irish county and
seaport
77 Have troops in
79 [What a bore]
81 Martin Sheen's real
family name
83 Tops off?
85 Pam of "Jackie
Brown"
86 Takeout choice
87 All riled up
88 Part of London
where Eliza
Doolittle is from
90 One side of an 1899-
1902 war
91 Smidgen
92 Source of ivory
93 Uzbekistan's __
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94 About a quarter
of the population of
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99 Make enforceable
100 Opportunity
101 Learn well
104 Take blows for
107 A line in an A-line?
109 Punk offshoot
110 Be supported by
112 Movie director
who was himself
the subject of a
1994 movie
114 Gold-medal
gymnast Mary Lou
116 Powell's successor
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Court
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119 Love to hate?
120 Canon parts
121 On the receiving
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stomach
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AsTheWorld Terns growing nest. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Page 26 Happenings Streetlife The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 14 FEB. 5, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE HB DOGS, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 2 Historic Cortez launch. Page 7 Fond farewell. Page 4 HB: Dogs dine out, chicks may notJack, a cocker-poodle mix, sits patiently, accompanied by owner Bonn Sutton to an outdoor restaurant. Sutton says being around people is good for Jacks behavior. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal FavoriteDredge fence moved, confrontation smoothed LEFT: Lynn Tran, owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, and a controversial tree house on the beachfront, confronts beachwalkers. Above: The Moser family of Sarasota is ordered by Tran off a walking path an area Tran claimed she owned along with some newly planted sea oats at the same time dredge workers were relocating the orange fence to allow passage at Angelinos. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy By Bonner Joy Islander publisher A frustrated beachwalker called the newspaper Feb. 1. An annoyed tree house owner called foul. The parents of three young children called it appalling. Law enforcement called it off, while the dredge workers created a compromise. The Holmes Beach Police Departments acting chief Sgt. Mike Pilato with Chief Bill Tokajer on vacation responded quickly on an ATV to the beachfront scene where the dredge operation was in full force and Angelinos Sea Lodge owner Lynn Tran was pacing and shouting at beachwalkers, ordering them off of what she claimed was her property on the beachfront. The Angelinos property owners had erected PVC posts and a rope barrier along the beachfront fronting their controversial tree house. It was apparent, due to the rope and keep out signs that were attached to the dredge operations orange fence and metal stakes, Tran and husband Richard Hazen wanted to keep people off their property. But their actions made it impossible for beachwalkers to pass their property. Dozens of people were waiting to pass on the north and south sides of the blockade. One of those walkers was George Hollendurski of Annapolis, Md. He said a man was working earlier on the makeshift fence at Angelinos when he told him to stay off the property. Hollendurski told Pilato the man held a drill up and told me to stay off his property. He said the man told him that his property goes all the way to the water. The dredge workers first said they thought the property owner was protecting his beach, but they resolved the immediate issue of a pathway by moving their fence and posts seaward about 3 feet, opening the way for beachwalkers. Then Tran came out and began to yell at a family, the Mosers, on the new path. The family recently relocated to Sarasota from Illinois, and a relative, visiting from Illinois, was along for their visit to Anna Maria Island and a walk on the beach. Angelinos owners had apparently planted some sea oat seedlings on the beachfront, but the plants were seaward of their impromptu fence and, with the orange fence moved were in the center of the new foot path. The sea oats became the focus of Tran as she approached the Moser children, yelling for them to get off the seedlings. The Mosers were shaken, and as they tried to understand what Tran was yelling about, Pilato arrived to calm the situation. He took Tran aside and spoke to her, and she returned indoors. The path remained open and the focus on the beach returned to By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter It seems only natural to see dogs of all shapes and sizes panting under a table at a favorite outdoor restaurant. Some would argue it gives the establishment a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Many of the food restaurants in Holmes Beach have been considered pet friendly for years. We provide a dish and water for peoples pets, explained Annie Carroll, manager at Lobstahs, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Its mainly about accommodating our customers. This way, if they are out walking their dogs, they can stop in and have a drink and not have to worry about what to do with (the pet). Doggy dining, as it has come to be known, is widely accepted throughout Anna Maria Island but, until very recently, a Holmes Beach city ordinance made it illegal. Holmes Beach city commissioners voted unanimously at their Jan. 28 meeting to amend portions of the city code relating to animal control and let sleeping dogs lie, especially at area restaurants. The change was in the best interest of the citizens of Holmes Beach, according to the commissioners. They voted to omit the prohibition on outside doggy dining, and are leaving the decision up to Holmes Beach establishments. If business owners want to allow people to bring their pets to outdoor dining areas, the city wont have a say in it. The city ordinance is now silent on the topic, said city attorney Patricia Petruff. Petruff said it would now be the county health departments responsibility to regulate animals, as the Manatee County animal ordinance passed in 2012 also allows doggy Beach plans shift. Page 3 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 HB-Mainsail agreement delayed. Page 9 Community announcements, events, calendars. Pages 10-13 Festival celebrates Page 14 HB prepares to greenlight parking program. Page 16 BB reviews noise ordinance. Page 18 Senate votes to delay Page 19 Super Bowl $100 contest results. Page 20 Blotter. Page 20 Cortez Bridge work to begin in April. Page 21 Page 22

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY HB DOGS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the pipeline directly in front of Angelinos gushup to the beachfront properties up to the orange fence. A ccording to the dredge workers on the beach, the pushing the sand, raising the beach above the adjoining properties, sand or dunes. Angelinos owners about the beachfront property discode enforcement to return there and for the city to determine where the A ngelinos property terminates on the beach. During hearings on the disputed tree house construction, the city claimed the structure was built sealine established for the 1992 and future beach renour ishment projects between the upland owner and the state of Florida. dining. While you may hear a dog bark while enjoying your restaurant meal, dont plan to wake up to the crow of a rooster. Egg-laying hens approved last year in limited numbers in residential zones will not be allowed at businesses in Holmes Beach. We have a different situation, much smaller lots and different zoning than other areas in the county, said Petruff. T he second reading of the ordinance will take place at the next city commission meeting at 7 p.m. T uesday, F eb. 11, at Holmes Beach C ity Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Islander team addition M eet the newest member of T he I slander team: Merab-Michal Favorite. A native of Snead I sland on the north side of generation Manatee County native with a passion for local history and folklore. She published two pictorial history books one of her hometown Palmetto and, more recently, a Bradenton edition, both for Arcadia Publishings Images of America Series. Favorite graduated in 2012 with a degree in mass communications from the U niversity of South F lor ida. Before taking a few years off to crew on a yacht through the Caribbean, she attended Manatee Community College (now SCF) and Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. M erab has worked for the N orth R iver N ews, C harlotte Sun Herald, I ndependent F lorida A lligator and the Lance. She also has been published in maga zines, including A ll at Sea, T he C aribbean C ompass and Latitudes and Attitudes. In addition to covering news and features for The I slander, F avorite writes a weekly history column, Sunday Favorites, that appears online on www.thebradentontimes.co m. F avorite can be reached at merab@islander.org or 941-778-7978. Merab-Michal Favorite Holmes Beach Police Sgt. Mike Pilato talks to Lynn Tran, while the Mosers observe from the beach path way. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Dredge project fencing was stretched to con nect to Angelinos Sea Lodge posts and create a bar ricade to beach walkers.

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4 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER Anna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Meetings Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org. Mon 10-6, Tue-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAMTHE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! HUGE SALE! Ladies clothing & accessories UP TO 60% OFF Ladies clothing Ladies clothing 60% OFF 60% OFF Island Animal ClinicReminding 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. Winners! LBK concedes, halts groin construction effort tee C ounty C ommissioner Joe M c C lash and the Sierra C lub and have withdrawn a plan to build a 300-foot groin at the north end of Longboat Key. The proposal was in the towns application to the F lorida D epartment of E nvironmental P rotection for beach renourishment. M c C lash said the settlement was reached moments before the DEP was to conduct a hearing on his chal lenge to the groin, which he said would erode Beer C an I sland, a popular beach with boaters that runs along the north shore of Longboat Key. becoming a safety hazard because it is growing larger underneath the Longboat Pass Bridge. U nder the agreement with M c C lash and the Sierra could submit another permit for groin construction.Baird enjoys farewell wishes, retires from city worklifeBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A familiar face around Anna Maria City Hall the past 14 years has departed. her time on the job. A retirement party hosted by city commissioners and Mayor SueLynn took place Jan. 31 at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Baird was A nna M aria city clerk for 14 years. Before taking the A nna M aria position, she was the Bradenton Beach city clerk for 14 years. A nna M aria M ayor SueLynn said shell be missed at city hall. She was wonderful at her job, and was friendly with everybody. Its just not going to be the same without her, the mayor said. Im just thankful we have a city staff that can do Retiring Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird and outgoing planning and zoning commission chair Tom Turner are feted Jan. 31 at Bairds retirement party at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Alice for a few days, SueLynn added. T he mayor said she would present her plan to hire a new clerk at a Feb. 13 commission meeting. the world and would soon move with her brother to Ecuador. to Ecuador when she saw a feature story on television, and soon began researching the country and the lifestyles there. Its sad to be leaving, and Ill especially miss all the friends I have in the city, Baird said. But everything must change and its time for a new chapter. ABOVE: Former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford, left, retiring clerk Alice Baird, and Mayor SueLynn. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy LEFT: Eileen Suhre, left, shows Alice Baird a photo of Baird then Bradenton Beach city clerk swearing in her late husband as city commissioner in 1994. Baird was the Bradenton Beach city clerk for 14 years. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 5 Minto Communities, LLC 2014. Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time Marching south: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock beach renourishment workers and their accompanying equipment reach 28th Street in Holmes Beach Jan. 31 on their march south to Fifth Street South in Braden ton Beach. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinReview committee dives into details of HB charterVolunteer sought for charter review committee A resignation on the Holmes Beach City Char ter Review Committee leaves a vacancy. People interested in serving on the commitHall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach Charter Review is wasting no time getting familiar with the text dictating the laws of the land in the center of the island. C ommittee members meeting in late January launched into the review of Article 3, left over from a commissioners of the city. The topic spurred discussion about term lengths for city commissioners and the mayor. I f were going to look at terms and things that specify rules for commissioners, we should examine the length of time required for residency, said chair Bob Johnson. How long does it take to be, quote, an adapted and understanding citizen? he asked. C ity attorney P atricia P etruff cited instances of similar changes to residency requirements: T here have been challenges when the requirements are oner ous. A lot of places deleted residency requirements and let the voters decide. Committee members agreed residency requirements should be a point of discussion when the group discusses term limits, a topic added to the list of issues to be revisited when the committee moves past its lineby-line review to an in-depth look at possible revisions. T he committee members moved on, with member D avid C heshire submitting changes to Section 3.07, bers agreed the section is unnecessarily complicated, and Cheshires draft eliminated some wording. T he next point of discussion in A rticle 3: petitions, a hot topic after the construction of a tree house on the beach led to competing efforts to demolish and protect the resort amenity. We all had this encounter over the summer with the tree house, said Petruff. Id like to see some precision in here. It shouldnt be the clerk and I making the decision when someone comes in with a ballot petition. Members agreed the issue should be revisited and the section needs a redraft. T he committee members next took up the issue Casper, who resigned because of work commitments. state that the committee appoints a new committee member by a vote. T he next meeting will take place at Holmes Beach C ity Hall, 5801 M arina D rive, at 10 a.m. T hursday,

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6 FEB. 5, 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) FEB. 5, 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 Opinion Your www.islander.orgWhats the law? Recent articles on the attempt to repeal what is known as HB 883 contain some factual errors. First, the law was passed in 2011, not 2012. Second, the law does not provide Florida property owners broad leverage to rent homes as stated. That is a political spin on the facts. The law prevents cities like Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and, for that matter, Manatee County, from any form of regulation of vacation rentals. The law was introduced by the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association, and was intended to provide Third, you do not mention that the law took away the power of cities to regulate vacation rentals in any way. Thus, for instance, if we in Holmes Beach thought it a good idea that houses for rent commerwe could not require that unless we required it of every house in Holmes Beach, including private residences. HB 883 took away the right of home rule guaranteed in the Florida Constitution. The question is not should the cities be able to zone or regulate vacation rentals? The question is: How dare the state simply take away the right to make our own rules for our own cities? How dare they violate the Florida Constitution? I call on our legislative delegation of Sen. Bill Galvano, Rep. Jim Boyd and Rep. Greg Steube to do what we elected them to do: Represent the best interests of our cities rather than the best interests of the rental industry. Jean Peelen, Holmes Beach Commissioner Editors note: HB 883 Public Lodging Establishments and Public Food Service Establishments establishment; prohibits local governments from regulating, restricting, or prohibiting vacation rentpancy; revises authority preempted to state with regard to regulation of public lodging establishments and public food service establishments; provides that public lodging establishments formerly classiestablishments operating without valid license; provides additional penalties for offense of unlawfully distributing handbills in public lodging establishoffense are subject to seizure and forfeiture; authoto person without warrant in certain circumstances; impede certain protections or rights. Effective date: June 2, 2011. Copied from The Florida House of Representatives website, which also states the bill was submitted by the Economic Affairs Committee, Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee and Florida Rep. Mike Horner. Whose beach is it? The beachbuilders working on the shore of Anna Maria Island are making great progress now with improved weather conditions. Theyre marching in clicks, taking giant steps mark, Fifth Street South, with calmer water on the Gulf of Mexico for the dredge. The pipeline is moving south, and pipes on the northern end have been removed, easing the tensions ing indeed, mesmerizing as many do. Yes. We got beach! We also hit a snafu or two as the past week wound down. First, we learned the dredge company may leave Anna Maria Island for a job in New Orleans. Then we learned they may be open to negotiations. While the dredge companys contract is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the negotiations likely will include the county, which is piggybacking We wont likely know the results of their talks before we go to press. While the company offered to waive mobilization costs on return from New Orleans, it hardly seems fair to demand more money. To be continued. Next snafu? Angelinos Sea Lodge. The pipeline landfall was directly in front of the small vacation property notorious for its tree house and its owners had blocked beachwalkers from passing. They put their own posts in the ground and roped off the beachfront, and attached their barrier to the orange dredge fence, adding Keep Out signs. They must be bitter over the citys challenges to their illegal tree house, because they were confrontational to the people who managed to walk there moments after the dredge workers moved the fencing to allow passage. The owners were observed at separate times, ordering people off their beach. The woman yelled at some children and snapped at their parents who unknowingly walked on or near some small sea oat plants along the fence. The Holmes Beach Police Department showed up and had words with her and, while there, a man approached and said a man working there earlier held up his drill and ordered him off his beach. So to be clear, Im no lawyer, but I do recall the city and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection claimed the tree house encroaches on the erosion control line, among other violations, and forward of that invisible line is public beach. So maybe the Angelinos owners should stop barking and be thankful they still have a beach. A big, wide, enhanced, beautiful, federally funded white sand beach. Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 7 Headlines from Feb. 4, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 26 46 65 0 Jan. 27 60 72 0.05 Jan. 28 53 76 0 Jan. 29 47 65 0.49 Jan. 30 48 55 0.21 Jan. 31 52 69 0.42 Feb. 1 63 81 0.01 Average area Gulf water temperature 62.124-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! Easterling said EFO Holdings of Dallas and a subsidiary, Cypress Lending Group of Vero Beach, agreed to fund $3.9 million to Tidemark to help the company out of federal bankruptcy. Easterling placed Tidemark LLC, which planned a 40-unit condo-hotel at the Marina-Gulf drive intersection in Holmes Beach, into bankruptcy after Regions Bank foreclosed on its $1.7 million loan. covered in the water about 100 yards off South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. Manatee County Sheriffs citys MCSO substation, said the body appeared to be that of a man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge about a week earlier. City Hall was delayed after the contractor, Southern Cross Construction, found it needed an asbestos survey of the roof from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the project, extended to six months, would force the city to rent a trailer to conduct city business. Sailboat modeled from 17th century shing craft launches in Cortez Islander Reporter Jeff Kendrick recently christened the sailboat vessels used in the 1800s to haul in a catch. The christening and later the launch of the boat likely 100 years or more since a working sailboat left the Cortez docks. Kendrick has spent a lot of time in Cortez. About a year ago, he returned to the village from a stay in the Everglades and began to build the boat he eventually named Whisper. Its one of mans last freedoms. I wanted to keep with tradition. Come to town and build a boat, but I wanted to do something a little different, Kendrick said. Whisper is a 25-foot Cedar Key Sharpie before boat motors that took place in areas such as Cortez, where the water is often shallow and bountiful. Similar designs can be traced back to New Haven, Conn., around 1850, Kendrick said. Reuel Parker drew the plans for the sailboat 119th St. W., Cortez. The design is based on a hull found in the Florida Keys in 1920. The vessel can comfortably seat six people, and Kendrick plans to use the Whisper for tours of the Cortez shoreline. Kendrick wanted his charter boat to be more than just a ride: I wanted to keep it in the spirit with the tradition of the village. He had never built a boat before, but was experienced with almost every other aspect of boating. Hes owned boats throughout his life, has a captains license and has done maintenance and repairs. It was certainly a learning experience and a good lesson in patience. Plus, I have friends I could call on, he said. He called on friends Bob Pitt and Dave Pomorski for advice. The late great Dave Pomorski is a local guy and a boatwright, and a friend of mine. He gave me advice and encouragement, before he took a turn for the worst, Kendrick said. Jan. 31, with freshly painted decks, just in time to Kendrick held a small Cortez-style party for the launch, celebrating on the water with friends, smoked mullet and a toast.The Whisper awaits its Jan. 31 launch.

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Contact: 352.344.0657 or 941.518.4431 www.tnteventsinc.com 10-5 Saturday Feb 9 10-4 Sunday Feb 10 MUSIC BY PATCHOULIBene t for the Anna Maria Island Butter y Park Upcoming shows:Feb. 19-20 Coquina Beach March 19-20 Coquina Beach Sweetheart .com Portraits by the Sea 941-778-2711 Gift Certicates Homestead numbers decline slightly, not rapidly as thoughtBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Was Anna Maria Island founded on tourism? Or is it a residential paradise? A popular belief among some island residents is property owners particularly longtime residents are selling their homesteads to investors and leaving the island. And developers are creating more and more vacation rentals. The facts are more complicated, and they dont necessarily support the popular assumption. According to the Manatee County Property erties on Anna Maria Island declined by just 13 from 2002 to 2012. Information from Sharon Barhorst of the PAO showed there were 2,138 homesteads in 2002 and 2,125 in 2012, a drop of less about one-half of 1 percent. Its not quite the decline some would think. But, during the same period, the number of nonhomesteaded properties rose considerably. Barhorst reports 4,759 non-homesteaded properties on the island in 2002 and 5,482 in 2012, an increase of 13.1 percent. Residents qualify for a homestead exemption if they reside in their home a minimum of six months and one day, among other requirements. According to the PAO 2012 year-end data, Anna Maria Island had 2,152 homesteaded properties and 5,482-non-homesteaded properties. That would mean 72.1 percent of all island properties are non-homesteaded, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said. what we have on the island. We are no longer a residential community, but an island of rental properties, she said. Non-homestead properties might be rentals, second homes or seasonal homes for property owners. of 2012. It will be interesting to see what happened to homesteads in Anna Maria in 2013, she said. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said he was pleasantly surprised to see homesteaded properties in his city increase in the decade, but noted the jump of 34 percent in non-homesteads. He said he thinks many are the result of condominiums converting to vacation rentals. Several resort motels have converted to condominiums the past decade, he said. One of Shearons concerns is that as more rentton Beach increases, particularly in the winter season. passing through, to and from Longboat Key, which has no direct access to the mainland. When the Cortez Bridge goes up, it creates havoc backs up almost to the Longboat Pass Bridge. I know its a nightmare for motorists, especially those coming from Longboat Key, Shearon said. In Holmes Beach, Mayor Carmel Monti said the increasing number of non-homesteaded properties is a concern. I dont think theres any question in our city that developers have bought homes and converted them to multi-bedroom rentals, particularly in the duplex zone. Its one of the issues were dealing with, Monti said. at the Gulf Drive-Marina Drive intersection. Its no at that intersection. All three mayors agreed on one issue: As tourism continues to grow on the island, developers will continue to buy properties and convert them to rentals. Thats where the money is, Shearon said. The following graph illustrates how homesteaded Anna Maria Homesteads 2002 2012 gain/loss percent 577 563 -14 -2.4 Anna Maria Non-Homesteads 2002 2012 gain/loss percent 989 1089 100 +10.1 Holmes Beach Homesteads 2002 2012 gain/loss percent 1,316 1,285 -31 -2.4 Holmes Beach Non-Homesteads 2002 2012 gain/loss percent 2,598 2,823 +225 +8.7 Bradenton Beach Homesteads 2002 2012 gain/loss percent. 245 277 +32 +13.1 Bradenton Beach Non-Homesteads 2002 2012 gain/loss percent 1,172 1,570 +398 +33.9 Homestead, up to $50,000 According to the Florida Department of Revenue, every person who owns and resides on real property in Florida on Jan. 1 and makes the property his or her permanent residence is eligible to receive a homestead property taxes, including school district taxes. An additional exemption up to $25,000, applies to the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000 and only to nonschool taxes. The exemption is granted, based on state rules, after application to the county property appraiser.

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10 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Please send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information Holmes Beach FL 34217. 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500.full service salon and spa offering Hair ~ Nails ~ Massage ~ Facials ~ Body Treatments ~ ~ Bikini and Brazilian waxing ~ Terras 2723 Manatee Ave. W. Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4Formerly of the Sterling Anvil 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelry A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 Beach Style RecycledSIDEWALK MARKET SALE SA VE BIG! SUNDAY, FEB. 9 Island happenings Winners! The Islands Only Bead Supply Store Ask About Classes & Parties The AMI Pendant featuring the AMI sticker, exclusively at Creations by L!5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach Mon-Sat 10 am 5 pm ~ 941.779.0779 www.CreationsbyL.com Find us on Facebook Dairy Staters bound for St. Bernard St. Bernard Catholic Church once again is the site of the annual Wisconsin Day, which will take place 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. Wisconsonites and their fans are encouraged to bring a dish that could serve eight adults to share, as well as their own silverware. Plans include live music, door prizes and a 50-50 The fee is $5. For more information, call Joy Sujecki at 941-7080149.Classical drama staged in Bradenton theater The Red Rose Parlour Theatre will present A Fool for Love in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater Feb. 7-9. RRP is a small ensemble seasoned actors performing selected scenes from classical dramas. They are called parlour theatre because the actors usually perform in the community rooms of your home, encouraging audience participation. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 7-9 and also 2 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. The theater in the Manatee Performing Arts Center, is at 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. For more information, call 941-748-5875.Jazz fest bene ts AMICCOKoko Ray and the Gulf Drive Band will perform in a jazz festival 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. and are available at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. They cost $8 in advance and $10 at the event. For more information, call 941-795-2370.Dean Martin imitator to entertain center crowd Dean Martin imitator Coz Serrapere and friends will arrive to entertain at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, for one night. Tickets for the Saturday, Feb. 13 variety show, including dinner catered by Lee Roy Selmans restaurant in Bradenton, are $30 per person or $240 per table of eight. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Diners are invited to bring their own beer and wine. But keep in mind, unlike Vegas, what happens at the center probably wont stay at the center. For more information or reservations which are required call 941-778-1908. Christ Church presents fashion show Members of the Christ Church of Longboat Key congregation will serve as models in the sions. The show will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Longboat Key. Patchington, Design 2000 and Mary Kay representatives will help style models in the latest fashions, hair and makeup. The cost to attend the show, which includes light refreshments, is $10. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information, call Janet FitzGerald Catholic church women plan fashion show The St. Bernard Catholic Church Womens Guild is organizing a fashion show and luncheon for Thursday, Feb. 13. The Hearts, Flowers and Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place at noon in the church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. The guild said the event is a fundraiser for community needs. Seating is limited to 200 and no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Connie Kihm at Art league presents workshop Pastels with Polly, an art workshop in painting with instructor Polly Tetrault will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Anna Maria Island Art League. Tetrault is an award-winning artist who works in pastels and oils to create landscapes. Shell offer instruction in pastels and possibly oil during a class at 12:30 at the league studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The fee is $25 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, call the league at 941-7782099.LBK chapel jazzes up worship A jazz worship service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The annual program will feature drummer Al Hixon and several other musicians. An announcement together to present this popular venue. All are welcome to attend. After the 10 a.m. service, the chapel will serve a Mardi Gras-style brunch.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 31 years in Bradenton! Island happeningsThe art of jewelrymaking sharedBetsy Kennedy shares her jewelry-making skills in a free demonstration at Island Gallery West Jan. 25. The class is part of an ongoing education series at IGW, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The next demo will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the gallery a pottery class by Susan Swanson. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy COMING UP AT THE ISLAND LIBRARY Lecturer explores River of No Return Lecturer Catherine Chapman Smith will take a Friends of the Library audience on a virtual tour of the Idaho Wilderness Trail and the River of No Return. The program, part of the Alice Taylor Reed Lecthe library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the library at 941-778Class helps with powering up tablets, smartphones sound means youve got a message or an incoming call on your iPhone? The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will host a session on using tablets and smartphones at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Instructor Allison Levy of We Fix Computers will cover basic functions, controls and tools on the gadgets. For more information, call the library at 941-778Facebook, Twitter session set Want to learn how to post the special of the day or tweet deeply discounted souvenirs? The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a free computer class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, for those seeking to use social network tools to promote business. There is no registration required for the 90-minute session. For more information, call the library at 941-778Pharmacist offers Rx aid Pharmacist Chris Williams invites people to pack a brown bag with their medications and head to the Island Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The doctor, who works for Manatee YourChoice health network, and a group of interns with Lake Erie College of Medicine in east Manatee, will review medications for the correct dosage strength and frequency and check for outdated or discontinued drugs. They also will screen medicines for potential duplication of therapy or side effects. The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the library at 941-778Expert docks at library to talk marine archaeology The Friends of the Island Library welcome John Beale of the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez for a lecture on marine archaeology. Beale, in the program that takes place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, will talk about local boat-building history and shipwrecks. The program is part of the Alice Taylor Reed Lecture Series. the library at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. John Beale of the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez will lecture at the Island Library on marine archeology. Kiwanis, center partner on Valentines Day dance The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island continues its tradition of celebrating the sweetest holiday with Community Center. The 22nd annual Big Band Dance will take place 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The Sophisticated Swing Band will provide the music. 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 call Kiwanis dance organizer Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.Working in clayIsland Gallery West welcomes local artist Susan Swanson for a free demonstration in working with clay. The session will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call IGW at 941-778-6648.Abstract instructionJim Ladd will lead a workshop in painting abstracts in watercolor 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The session is a part of an ongoing educational series presented by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island. For fees and information, call the guild at 941-778-6694. Islander Courtesy Photo Kiwanis, center partner on

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12 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER 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. Thursday, Feb. 6 Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941-7781638. 2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library lecture, Catherine Smith, the Idaho Wilderness Trail, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Koko Ray at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370. Clyde Butcher, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906. Friday, Feb. 7 2 p.m. Class in smartphone, tablet basics, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, Feb. 8 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8128318. Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6648. 1 p.m. Social media for business session, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. Reception for the retiring Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7780414. Sunday, Feb. 9 Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Monday, Feb. 10 Tuesday, Feb. 11 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6:19 Wednesday, Feb. 12 Noon Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, Manattees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2181. 2 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Off-island Tuesday, Feb. 4 man Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-779-2106. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Taste of the Keys, Longboat Key Club and Resort Harbourside, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-8030. Thursday, Feb. 6 Story of Rich Mullins, Neel Performing Arts Center, State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5252. Friday, Feb. 7 Arts, Bradenton, 12th Street West and 12th Street North. Information: 941-747-8056. Saturday, Feb. 8 Arts, Bradenton, 12th Street West and 12th Street North. Information: 941-747-8056. Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-0218. 2-5 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum Music on the Porch Party 708-6121. Sunday, Feb. 9 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491. Monday, Feb. 10 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Reservations required. Information: 941-778-4376. Coming up Dance, Anna Maria. Cortez. Bradenton Beach. Save the date Anna Maria. Beach. Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. Highresolution photographs welcome.How bout them ears?Erin Heckler, center, of Anna Maria, and her kids, center, stop for Buck-an-Ear corn at the January thieves market put on in Holmes Beach by the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Another market will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the lot across from the Anna Maria City Pier at Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Also pictured: Ed Vanko, left, of Holmes Beach, buying an ear of corn, and corn-hawker Dan Hill. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Studio welcomes work of Clyde Butcher Famed Florida photographer Clyde Butcher will show his work at the Studio at Gulf and Pine A reception and book-signing will take place Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more information, call the Studio at Gulf 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 ? ? Island PEST and TERMIT E CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww .islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean T ermite Guaran tee and r eceive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately Only the rst 500 customers ar e eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O 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

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 13 Weekly planner: calendar of ongoing events Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 888-674-0107. Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7086130. dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-1416. tion: 941-779-7688. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3209. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-7464131. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. denton. Information: 941-932-9440. munity Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7783580. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. ing, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110. Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-9060668. munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-1908. Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West BradentonTOWNCAR SERVICE RATESto/from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key $80 $75$35Flat-rate pick up on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15Local AND Long Distance Call for rates to other locations941-730-8803islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15 tion: 941-254-4972. Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202. Editors 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. Kiwanis to take up topic of tree houses The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet for breakfast and a talk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. An announcement said Holmes Beach code club, will talk about Why a tree house may not be your best choice as a retirement home. For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383. Meditation circle forms at art league The Anna Maria Island Art League will host a meditation circle at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the art league facility, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Sheryl Spikes will lead the circle. For more information, call AMIAL at 941778-2099.Gallery shows Segos work Local artist Bettina Segos work will be featured in an exhibit presented by the Harmony Gallery. The show, The Colors that Surround Me, opened in late January and continues through Monday, March 3, at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A portion of art sales will For more information, call Sego at 941-779Village of the Arts to hold sweethearts stroll The Village of the Arts community in Bradenton will continue its monthly art walks in 2014. The lineup includes: theme for Valentines Day. ArtSlam. Village Garden Tours. of the Arts Salsa Tasting Contest. The Village of the Arts is located in the area of 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West in Bradenton. For more information, email Zoe Von Averkamp at chromazoe@gmail.com.Craft show bene ts butter y garden in Holmes Beach. The event will take place at Holmes Beach city Feb. 8, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. The show will feature jewelry, glass, photography, art, apparel, food, refreshments and music performed by Patchouli from CDs they sell at the show. Hall and the Island Library. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941518-4431.

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14 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER $2 @ The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.Festival celebrates commercial shing heritageBy John Stevely Special to The Islander The beginning was humble. Music, clog dancing, Festival. Organizers hoped for a few hundred folks to show. To their surprise, more than a thousand people descended on Cortez to gorge on seafood and enjoy the Sarasota Bay shoreline. Just about all the food was gone by noon. Times have changed. Now, 20,000-25,000 people throng to Cortez to enjoy music, dancing, seafood, arts and crafts and much more. Perhaps the biggest draw was settled more than 120 years ago. Some history: Cortez, originally called Hunters the Spanish colonial era. In the late 19th century, a exists now. It is fair to say that Cortez was part of the wars had concluded just a few decades prior. The 120-year-old community, with its 97 historic buildings, is listed on the National Register of Historic 1895. A hurricane in 1921 destroyed much of the waterfront, but the industrious residents were able to rebuild. Cortez families are proud of their heritage, and are bound together by love of hard work and family. The history of the village and its families has been preserved in Cortez-Then and Now by Mary Fulford Green. Small quantities of shrimp, stone crab and blue crab also were produced. Now, stone crabs are one of the However, pollution, habitat destruction and commercial and recreational harvest have affected the productivity of local waters. The result has been increased regulations and, consequently, reduced commercial harvest. harvested using hand-thrown cast nets. Larger nets are prohibited. Each year, Cortezians celebrate the unique appeal of their working waterfront community with the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, a two-day event that gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about compart of the states past and future and nowhere is this more evident than in Cortez, one of the last intact Despite factors that have reduced the commercial harvest in recent years, the festival highlights how the pioneering spirit of the past continues in a number of communitys proud heritage. at the eastern end of the village, between the Florida Maritime Museum and the waterfront. There will be expanded live entertainment, with two music stages. Also, additional parking will be available just east of the village. Proceeds from each years festival support the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritages goal to preserve and protect 95 acres of mangrove wetlands immediately east of the village, one of the few undeveloped shorelines found in Sarasota Bay. Funding also supports restoring impaired wetlands, restoring the Cortez 1912 Schoolhouse and developing the maritime museum. This effort has achieved international recognition, gaining the endorsement of famed ocean-explorer Jean Michele Cousteau. Editors note: John Stevely is an agent with the Florida Sea Grant Marine Extension Program in Manatee County.At A Glance: 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival What: 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival a celebration of Floridas commercial Where: On the Sarasota Bay shore in the hisend of the village, adjacent to the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W. Entertainment: Live music, marine life talks and displays, childrens activities and, yes, seafood and many other menu options. Arts and crafts: More than 50 artists. Parking: Off-site parking and shuttles to the fest are available at G.T Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton, and Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The round-trip shuttle is $2.50. Additional parking will be available east of the village off Cortez Road, about 5 minutes from the festival on foot, and west of the festival grounds. Cost: $3, free for children 12 and under. Mission: To raise money for the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage, which manages the FISH Preserve on Sarasota Bay. Contacts: Online at www.cortez-fish.org, by 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. 26, 2014 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS A Jan. 15 aerial view of the village of Cortez, shows the site (front right) of the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Karen Bell, A.P. Bell Fish Co.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 15 Check our calender for MORE what to do, where to go! Bradenton Beach tries making sense of dollars, cents in budgetBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Budgets arent just dollars. They say a lot about how money is generated, and how it is spent, and Bradenton Beach is hoping to learn more about accountability. Three months after a former Bradenton Beach administration passed the 2013-14 budget, a new administration began a series of work sessions to understand where the money comes from, how it is spent and why. Commissioner Jack Clarke leads the committee made up of Commissioners Jan Vosburgh, Ed Straight and Vice Mayor Janie Robertson. Clarke set an early tone for the seriousness of the task ahead. Whatever steps we take, we will have to be accountable for our actions, he said. I dont want any guesswork in this process. Clarke suggested the committee review the previous two budgets and examine every line item to learn its need and its funding source. What we need to do is a good analysis from year 2013-14 budget be included to determine trends in spending and revenue streams. Robertson said she would like the budget to include dates for when bills are paid. anything with that because this is due at such and such time, and it has to be paid at a later date because thats when the money will be there, she said. We amounts that have to be paid, we need to know what time of the year they are paid. She said it should be the same for revenue streams. When do we start receiving things like a franchise tax? she asked as an example. Is that monthly, is it a lump sum? Straight, who headed up the Manatee County 911call center for many years as an administrator, said his experience with the county budget is that there needs to be some leeway to move money around. I dont care how good you are when you set a budget, he said. Things are going to happen that you dont expect and you have more money in this line item than you have in that line item and it needs to be moved. Clarke said the work sessions are a familiarization tool for now. Our goal is to just be familiar with the budget, but just like you pay your personal bills, you have a fair idea that on the third Wednesday of the month you pay your mortgage and you make sure the money is there, he said. It seems unsophisticated on its face, but the principal is sound. Clarke wanted to divide the budget among commissioners and have each one scrutinize every line item in their assigned departments. He wants the other commissioners to determine why the money is in that line item, how it is funded, when it is paid or funded and how the estimated value of each line item is determined. We need to know why did this line item go up or down, said Clarke. Do we have anything other than a gut feeling there is going to be more? This is the information we need to put together. Robertson said she would take on employment Clarke said that was a good start since personnel costs are throughout the budget in every department. Straight volunteered to look into the 32 line items in the Bradenton Beach Police Department budget. Robertson said she also will research public works. while Clarke will research the administration budget. The committee set a tentative meeting for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Musician James Hawkins plays Feb. 8 Cortez party James Hawkins will perform at the next Florida Maritime Museum Music on the Porch Party, which will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The museum is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. For details about the museum, contact Amara clerk.com. TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice. We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. 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Crawford has penned a new book, the Spanish Sardines, a continuation of his the Stone Crabs. Cortez resident J.B. Crawford has written another novel centered on the history and spirit Spanish Sardines. spent much of his adult life in public education, retiring as a California superintendent of schools. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel. Now living back in Cortez, Crawford is staying true to his roots. Hes a licensed stone crabber. Hell be selling and signing Arianna and the Spanish Sardines and Nathan and the Stone Crabs at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival The festival will take place at the east end of For more information about Crawford and his books, email drjbcrawford@hotmail.com. Bluegrass music was on the menu for the December 2014 Music on the Porch Party. Islander File

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The owners of six selected sites around the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, will be asked to sign the agreement before beachgoers can utilize their parking lots. So far most of the businesses weve talked to about this program have been very receptive, said Soustek. The program implementation began Feb. 1, according to city documents. The committee is targeting areas the public beach to begin a pilot program. Those areas include the vacant former Regions Bank located on the corner of Manatee and Sixth avenues, Anna Maria Elementary School at 4700 Gulf Drive, Island Branch Library at 5701 Marina Drive, a lot owned by Hancock Bank in the 5300 block of Gulf Drive, and city hall at 5801 Marina Drive. Combined, the six sites could provide 235 parking spaces. However, the availability would vary depending on the time of week. The elementary school and city hall, for example, would be available on weekends and holidays. Soustek said the committee would narrow its focus to two of the six sites to start, which would provide about 40 spaces. If the pilot program works, they would expand the number of sites. Soustek said the parking would initially be free, but the committee plans to allow soliciting donations to help the owners with any extra maintenance. parking in St. Armands Circle, Soustek said. With just donations, the businesses in that area were able to raise an additional $10,000 per year. Soustek said it may be necessary to enact fees in the future but, for now, they are going to try to make the program work with donations. Part of the effort includes a re-engineering of the current layout of the Manatee Beach parking lot, including adding pickup and drop-off points, according to documents from the committee. The city will provide trash receptacles for each of the sites and police patrols when the lot is active. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said she had concerns about bringing extra bodies and noise into these areas, especially the church parking lot and the surrounding residential neighborhoods. However, Commissioner David Zaccagnino suggested the parking might actually have the opposite affect, directing more traffic into designated areas around the most utilized beaches and away from residential side streets. You guys have done an incredible job and every piece is going to help create positive impact, he said. Soustek said her committee is hoping to blend the park-and-ride system into the proposal and possibly add stops at popular locations, including the Robinson Preserve on the Palma Sola Causeway. We want people to be able to park their cars and use their bikes, our trolley and even possibly golf carts, she said. We also want to make sure visitors know they have these options so we can make their trip a better experience and shine a positive light on the city at the same time. Zaccagnino Titsworth SoustekFull houseVisitors to the Manatee Public Beach and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, crowd the parking lot in September 2013. Islander File Photo: Mark Young

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 17 Winter is upon us and Valentines Day is approaching fast. Its time to enjoy some shopping. These stores are handpicked for their unique items and great customer service. For certain, we know where to shop. How sweet it is! Your love is one of a kind your Valentines Day gift should be, too. Express your love in the most meaningful way with a visit to The Antique Orphanage for the perfect gift. Their inventory changes daily and the selection is memorable. Mention The Islander for a sweetheart of a deal thru Feb. 14, 2014. Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers variety and new items every week. But Giving Back is not a consignment shop. You get awesome deals and give back proceeds go to local charities. Tide and Moon on Pine Avenue is another must-do. Theres no better way to remember paradise than the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted by Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon. At Steffs Stuff, its always a good time to shop for vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. Steff is having a consignment sale, offering 20-50 percent off. And shes open daily. Check out the selection at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Retro Rosies and Cobweb Unique Finds invites your to live like a local! Visit these stores in the heart to help you heat up the holiday for your Valentine with 25 percent off lingerie and aprons. And vintage Valentines Day cards are just $1 each, while they last! What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and daily appointments for more, the shop is constantly The folks at Community Thrift Shop are stocking the store daily with new bargains from baby shoes to furnishings. You cant miss this great little thrift store just off Manatee Avenue. Stop often, because its always changing. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Sat 10-4 AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 The Antique Orphanage antiques & collectiblesAn Eclectic Approach To Collecting Specializing in Inkwells, Smalls, Lotton Glass114 Wed-Sat and by appointment Fairway Center Breezeway 5125-B Manatee Ave. W. ~ Bradenton941-761-8000 Find us! 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941 778.7978 S S S S S idebar Gallery BB residents claim Eighth Street dock ownership Residents of Eighth Street South in Bradenton Beach apparently believe the city dock on Sarasota Bay is a private dock. The city disagrees. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter There is confusion in Bradenton Beach in regards to what is public and what is private when it comes to the restored Eighth Street South dock on Sarasota Bay. The city condemned the city-owned dock in 2011. Then plans to rebuild it were waylaid in the midst of budget concerns. So property owners on Eighth Street South stepped forward in 2012 with an idea to fund the docks construction with the understanding that it would remain city property. After a year of the city waiting on the funds from the residents and then working through the permit process with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other state and federal agencies, the dock was completed in June 2013. According to public works director Tom Woodard, a U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act oversight occurred when a small ramp access was not constructed. In early January, after the city received an ADA complaint, public works employees were dispatched to prepare the area to install a ramp, at which time a sign that says, Private Dock For use only by 8th St. S. owners and their guests, greeted workers. I had to look twice, said Woodard. I wasnt sure I was reading it right. Woodard said what is ironic about it is that while it was generally said the residents of the street were paying for the dock, it was actually only one person who paid the $12,000 and that person knew nothing about the sign. It was put up by someone else. Jan. 15 that the residents would be told to take the sign down, but as of Islander press time, the sign remained. Im surprised to hear that, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said Jan. 24. It was my understanding they would be told to take the sign down. Its a city dock. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said its his understanding that the city is going to present the agreement to the residents as a reminder that the dock is public, not private property. JewelryTide and Moon 314 Pine Ave. ~ Anna Maria ~ 941.778.4050 Winner!The original Longitude-Latitude ring for Anna Maria Island, only at Tide and Moon!

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18 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER 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 Lobstahs Got Buttah?Anna Maria IslandNEW MUSIC HERE....9-1 FRI & SAT NIGHTS March 1 Betty Fox Band March 2 Doug Deming GIVE SOMETHING SPECIALLOBSTAHS GIFT CARDS! 5337 Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island | 941.779.1000 New Tiki Hut Lunch & Dinner Casual FareHot Dogs 2 GREAT RESTAURANTS AT 1 LOCATION LOBSTAHS Fine Island Dining Tiki Hut Casual Lunch & DinnerGot Buttah? LOBSTAHS MAINE LOBSTER TAIL!COMPLETE DINNEREvery Wednesday! $14 HUT SHUFFLEBOARD DARTS POOL NFL PACKAGE CASUAL DARTS DARTS FUN PARTY LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar LARGE TV S HAPPY HOUR 5-6 $1 DRAFTSSEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZA TIME Bradenton Beach continues noise ordinance reviewBradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board member John Burns and chair Dan DeBaun enjoy a moment of levity Jan. 8 before taking public comment on a proposed noise ordinance, a discussion that continues Feb. 12. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter It may be unusual for matters that dont concern land development codes to come before the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board, but the idea to run an updated noise ordinance through the committee is proving fruitful. The P&Z board opened its second public hearing on a proposed noise ordinance Jan. 8, picking up where it left off in December with some inconsistent sample decibel-level readings presented by city staff. Updated readings taken between 7:50-9:30 p.m. were provided from various locations around Bridge Street, Bay Drive, Gulf Drive, Church Avenue and Third Street South. There were two instances of decibel levels spiking over 80, but both were explained as uncommon noises, such as bottles being dumped and a truck passing. For the most part, maximum readings averaged City planner Alan Garrett said establishing decian enclosed building were all essential in moving forward. Garrett also said he is following what Holmes door music after 10 p.m. Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar & Grill owner Bill Herlihy said he already ends live entertainment at 10 p.m. We are already below the decibel levels you are considering, he said. Weve been very reasonable and have followed all the guidelines. Jake Spooner, who owns the Fish Hole miniature golf course on Bridge Street, which is not a restaurant course. music after a certain time has to be fully enclosed. You can barely hear my music at the golf course when you walk by, but you would be placing the same restrictions on me. I hope you dont go too far in one direction. Some residents who complained at the prior meeting said noise levels have dropped since the city began paying more attention. Others said they could tell P&Z members exactly what song is being played at nearby establishments. Nicole Heslop, owner of the Barefoot Tiki Bar in Holmes Beach has been a willing participant in developing noise limits for outdoor music there. Heslop said she and the city are learning a lot about how music travels and they now have set a new standard for her business. Some bands are just too loud and cant lower their music, so we have changed the way we hire musicians, she said. They are a lot of the same ones that play at Island Time. They arent young kids and they have respect for our community and many of them live in our community. Heslop said she has a noise meter connected to a P&Z member John Burns said he liked the idea of the decibel meter. He suggested it be put into the Bradenton Beach ordinance. However, Burns expressed concern because fewer Holmes Beach businesses are as close to the Gulf of Mexico as Bradenton Beach businesses and the Gulf itself creates its own sound level and acoustic traits. P&Z chair Dan DeBaun said another issue is deciding where decibel tests should be measured. Garrett acknowledged the challenge and suggested two tests one measurement where the noise is occurring, and a second where the complaint was registered. He said the easier approach is to eliminate live entertainment after 10 p.m. unless its indoors, which Im going to be blunt and say we could do what 10 p.m., said Garrett. That way you dont have to worry about decibel levels. The only thing you have to worry about is if your watch is working. Decibel levels would still be needed to enforce violations, and Burns suggested cranking it down to Garrett suggested daytime levels be set at 75 and I think we are at a point where staff needs to p.m. unless it is an enclosed building. Burns said that would resolve many issues because the majority of public comment indicated that the issue was outside music. Garrett said he would bring the changes back to the board and continued the public hearing to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.12, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 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 Flood insurance rates linger in murky watersBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Theres been a lot of up-and-down news when it rates may climb without federal subsidies. Some residents are already reporting dramatic beginning of what is expected to be an annual problem The U.S. Senate passed a bill Jan. 30 to delay the massive rate hikes coming on the heels of Congress and the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking to refund the National Flood Insurance Program. The program was bankrupted following several natural disasters, the most recent being the 2012 super storm Sandy that battered the northeast. However, the bill must still pass the U.S. House of for a similar bill and municipalities look to strengthen plans to maximize discounts for residents. plain management ordinance Jan. 29 that will replace Article Nine of the citys land development code. has been reviewed and tentatively approved by a reading at its Feb. 11 commission meeting. According to administrative assistant Mary Buonagura, the city must have an ordinance to the state by Feb. 17, which then must have it to FEMA by March 17 to be eligible for the federal discounts. In the meantime, residents have more options than what some originally thought when most of the news associated with the NFIP was looking dire for island buyers. Rumors, speculation and even misinformation have plagued the public when it comes to learning the impact of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, passed in July 2012, will be on elimination of longstanding subsidies for older homes built before the Federal Emergency Management Agency ments. Who these changes impact has been the most ance agents to a Jan. 9 town hall meeting. Seating was at capacity for Jeff Nungesser, owner of Iron City Insurance and Investments in Sarasota, and Jamie Meirowsky, personal lines agent for Dick, Johnson & Jefferson Insurance of Bradenton. Meirowsky said there is a substantial difference, depending on which zone you reside in, but most homes on Anna Maria Island are in a high-risk zone, and rates also will vary depending on when the home was constructed and whether it is a primary residence. 2012, will see increases up to 20 percent a year, she have to get one done so they can rate the premium. Meirowsky said the Biggert-Waters Act also did away with a purchaser automatically taking over existThat persons rate now will be based on how high or how low the base elevation is, she said. There also has been a lot of speculation on FEMA but Meirowsky said those changes wont have an immediate impact until its potentially accounted for in legislation. The bottom line, she said, is that any property purchased after the Biggert-Waters Act will see increases immediately if a house is below the base-elevation level. Nungesser said house elevation is the most imporIf you live in a high-risk zone and you have a NFIP maximum policy of $250,000, you are probably say you are 4 feet above base elevation, your annual premium will about $530. If you are at base level, it will be about $1,800. So at or above is all great news. The problems begin for ground-level homes built below base elevation most homes built before 1975 on Anna Maria Island. Nungesser said a home found to be 4 feet below year and, the lower a home is, the higher the premium. Those premiums are what residents can expect this year, not including an annual increase of 20 percent. FEMA is great and the NFIP is probably the only program most people know, but most people dont know that different alternatives are popping up, he ance and is the only one I know of that is doing it right now. Nungesser estimated the Lloyds costs to be about 50 percent less than the NFIP for homes below base elevation. He said if a homeowner opts for the private policy and the government decides to reinstitute the subsidies, there is only one rule. Its a 25 percent minimum earned policy, which means it has to be kept for at least three months. After that, you are free to go back to the NFIP. Meirowsky said another change occurring in June may live in the home more than 50 percent of the year, coverage may be limited to actual cash value. After June, a person must live in the house for at least 80 percent of the year in order to receive full primary residence status. Commercial buildings and multi-family residential units condominiums have not yet been factored into the changes.

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20 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER Streetlife Valentines Day Dinner 6-8pm Reservations Required (941) 758-1467 imgacademygolfclub.com Share the love of great food and great company at IMG Academy Golf Club. Join us for dinner on Friday, February 14th! Enjoy a 4 course prix fixe meal, with your choice of 4 entrees; including Snapper, Duckling, Veal Chop & Beef Tenderloin and a champagne greeting! Island police blotterAnna Maria domestic disturbance. A former couple living together as roommates engaged in a verbal argument. Accorddeputy made contact with the man and woman and the argument. inal mischief. A woman was observed getting out of a white van and then slicing the tires of another vehicle. She got back into the van and left. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach No new reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez vated assault. A complainant reported a hole in his roof created by a shotgun blast. Law enforcement noted there were no reports of gunshots the previous night, The damage to the roof was estimated at $200. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach a stop. Woman charged with stabbing boyfriendPill under drivers seat leads to felony chargeBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 22-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony 2300 block of 11th Street West in Bradenton. A Bradenton Police Department officer observed Brandon Gengler of Holmes Beach driving in the area with a passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the proband at some point requested a K9 unit to perform a walk-around drug search. The dog alerted to the drivers side door. After receiving permission to search the vehicle, while Gengler allegedly made statements that everyfound a single pill under the drivers seat that was determined to be hydrocodone, a prescription drug. According to the report, Gengler allegedly admitted that he uses prescription pills for recreational purposes and that he has taken pills while driving his vehicle. However, he denied knowledge of the pill that was found under his seat, telling police that he does not know how it got there. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail for felony possession. Gengler is being held on $1,500 and, as of Islander press time, remained in custody. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday, Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.HB man faces felony charge for vehicle burglaryBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 25-year-old Holmes Beach man remained in custody after allegedly burglarizing a vehicle Jan. 28. A Bradenton Beach woman in the 2500 block of Avenue B heard the sound of a car door closing in the vicinity of her driveway, according she went to investigate, she found the inside light of her vehicle was on and a GPS system was missing. A witness came over and informed the victim that he saw a man walking by with the GPS in his hand and he had pursued the man. According to the witness, he caught up to Erik Hall and the two men engaged in a physical altercation, at which time the witness retrieved the stolen property. The witness provided the police with a description of the man and a direction of his travel, which was toward Holmes Beach. The officer notified the Holmes Beach Police Department and Hall was arrested in the 3300 block of East Bay Drive. Hall was booked into the Manatee County jail on a felony burglary charge and held on $1,500 bond. As of Islander press time, he remained in custody. Hall is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Hall Gengler By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 20-year-old woman faces a felony aggravated boyfriend multiple times in the stomach with two steak knives. The Colorado couple was staying in the 100 block of 73rd Street Jan. 12 when the victim allegedly grabbed Isabel Dominguez by the hair and called her a whore, according to A Holmes Beach Police DepartShe called 911 after the stabbing and allegedly told police she used two steak knives to stab her boyfriend in the stomach several times. When police arrived, the victim had fled, but the interior of the victims vehicle was covered in transported to the hospital for treatment. Dominguez was arrested for felony aggravated battery and booked into the Manatee County jail, where she was held on $100,000 bond. According to the jail website, Dominguez posted bond Jan. 14 and was released. She entered a not guilty plea Jan. 21. A trial date was not yet scheduled. Dominguez petit theft. A woman reported that a purse containing $20, credit cards and a drivers license was stolen from the beach. The purse was with other belongings and she noticed it was missing when her family was packing to leave. who is the father to a relatives child. The woman entered her residence and the man followed, at which time he allegedly grabbed her from behind and inappropriately touched her. She was able to convince him to let her go and he left the residence. discovered about 40 feet of copper tubing stolen from a home under construction. The tubing was valued at $100, but one worker said the loss would be higher because broken tubing needed to be replaced. Connie Mott of Holmes Beach, youre the $100 winner in The Islander guess-theSuper Bowl-score contest. Game score: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8. Your score prediction: Seahawks 34, Broncos 24. YOU WIN! Claim your prize at The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Connie Mott of Holmes Beach, Connie Mott of Holmes Beach,

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 21 POLICE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20At your service O bituaries 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. CHECK US OUT AT WWW .ISLANDER.ORG REGISTER FOR BREAKING NEWS & WEATHER ALERTS phernalia. A 33-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug parapher the woman for failing to come to a complete stop at told the woman he had information there were drugs in the vehicle and, after receiving consent to search, found a pipe containing marijuana residue in the center console. She was arrested on the possession charge and Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Cortez Bridge $10m rehab, 10-year lifeline to start in AprilThe Florida Department of Transportation will commence a $10 million main tenance project on the Cortez Bridge in April to keep the bridge that links Bradenton Beach at the south end of Anna Maria Island to Cortez and the mainland functional for another 10 years. Islander Photo: Jack Elka ObituaryBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Florida Department of T ransportation said it will hold a meeting this spring to update people on the status of its project development and engineering study for the Cortez Bridge. The DOT has not set a date for the meeting. And, according to DOT spokesman Anton Sher rard, recommendations for the bridges future will not be presented at the meeting. The PD&E study is ongoing and its not expected to be completed until January 2015, when the DOT will hold present the study and its recommendations. The PD&E will explore several options repair ing the bridge every 10 years, a major rehabilitation to extend the life of the bridge 25 years, or a replacement of the bridge with a low, mid or high-level bridge. Meanwhile, the DOT is set to begin a $10 million maintenance project on the bridge in A pril, Sherrard said. The project will give the bridge another 10 years of functional use. T he maintenance work is expected to take 8-10 months and the bridge could be closed for several days during that period. T he DOT said any closing of the Cortez Bridge would be during summer or early fall, when tourism on the island is at its lowest. T he last time the C ortez Bridge was closed to the closure lasted about 45 days.Bryant Elliott Bryant Elliott, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He was born in T immins, Canada, and came to Florida in 1977. M r. E lliott was graduated U niversity of M anitoba in hospital administration. He served in the Royal Cana dian Air Force 1942-75, retiring as a major. He was project administrator at St. Vincents Hospital, Ontario. On arrival to Florida, he purchased the Flamingo Court Motel, now known as the Pelican Post, in Bradenton Beach. He sold the motel in 1983. He was a member of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge and served as administrator from 1978 until he retired in F ebruary 2004. In 1990, he was awarded the highest degree of Pilgrim in the Loyal Order of the Moose. He also was a member of E lks Lodge 1511, E agles Lodge 1014, and the VFW. 720 M anatee A ve. W., Bradenton at 11 a.m. F riday, F eb. 7, followed by a service at noon. M emorial donations may be made to Moose C harities at www. moosecharities.or g, or to a charity of choice. Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Ruth; brother Lorne of Belleville, O ntario; grandchildren Kaitlyn, Gregory, and Nicole of Pembroke, Ontario; greatgrandchildren Bryce, A bergail, and E dith of P embroke, Ontario; step-son Mark A. Coe of T oledo, Ohio; stepgranddaughter Lauren; and his beloved cat Christy.

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22 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER AME calendar Valentine-sweetheart dance. reports. Anna Maria Island Community Center. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel. Lunch: Honey Glazed Carrots, Mini Romaine Salad and Fresh Fruit Cup and Chicken Caesar Salad. Thursday, Feb. 6 Breakfast: Biscuit and Sausage Patty. Lunch: Beef and Cheese Nachos, Beef and Bean Burrito, and Bananas and Taco Salad. Friday, Feb. 7 Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick. Lunch: Monday, Feb. 10 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks. Lunch: Maxx Sticks, Marinara, McManatee Rib Patty, Baked Fries, Fruit Cocktail. Tuesday, Feb. 11 Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Burrito. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Pork Sausage Patty. Lunch: Tacos, Calzone, Popcorn Chicken Caesar Salad, Refried Beans, Lettuce and Tomato Cup and Sliced Peaches. Thursday, Feb. 13 Breakfast: Biscuit and Chicken Patty. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breadstick, Meatball Sub, Italian Tomatoes and Sliced Pears. Friday, Feb. 14 Heartzel Pretzels, Steamed Corn, Roasted Italian Zucchini and Rosy Applesauce. Juice and milk are served with every meal. 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 Attention: Parents, teachers, friends of AME, submit school news to jennifer@islander.orgAME fathers, daughters to put spin on dance moves Anna Maria Elementary School will host a fatherdaughter dance complete with mirrored ball and party Feb. 11. The dance will be Valentines Day-themed, and attendees are asked to dress for the occasion. A DJ will provide music. Refreshments and snacks will be available during the dance. The event is free to The school is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the school at 941-7085525. Hey America, AMEs got talent!The dance troop Gold performs at the Anna Maria Elementary School talent show for a packed house Jan. 28. Students Emma Laade, Breya Sauls, Haily Kagin, Juliette Greene, Jillian Loudermilk, Elaina Bayard and Leah Schlossberg wowed the crowd with their act. Islander by John Lennon during the AME talent show. Ethan Mata dances to the Backtalent show Jan. 28. Dagny Drust dances to Wolfleine Nochtmt By Jennifer

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Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm Season arrives early on Anna Maria Island Resort tax collections balloon for 2013-14 Fair weather on Jan. 15 with a high temperature near 70 brings people to the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, where beach renourishment was ongoing. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Overheard: Its 25 degrees in my hometown. Its minus 10 where Im from. I t may be cold in other parts of the world, but its much nicer on Anna Maria Island than just about anywhere north of the Green Bridge in Palmetto. The extreme winter weather that has plagued northern states and eastern C anada the past several weeks has been a boon for island accommodation owners and managers. Visitors who normally would not arrive until F ebruary started showing up in mid-January with T hats the word from A nna M aria I sland C hamber of Commerce vice president Deb Wing, who said the and emails from people looking for reservations. So many visitors arrived unexpectedly looking for rooms that some people were turned away at a few rental operations. I ts been incredibly busy, Wing said. P eople are telling us they are coming down now to get away from the cold weather. We normally have a slight lull in early-to-mid January before the season really picks up in February, but not this year. With an early start to the season, island law D rive with patience, Holmes Beach P olice C hief Bill T okajer said. Once youre on the island, youre here. So relax. Be a safe, courteous and patient driver, and allow other motorists to turn left onto the main roads. Its going to be busy and the roads crowded, so lets all be patient. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said he expects a busier-than-ever winter season. T hat the bridges are raised. Im advising people to plan their trips and drive safely and have patience, especially when the bridge goes up, he said. who heads the MC S O in A nna M aria, said, We have a lot of pedestrians and bicyclists in Anna Maria. Motor ists driving day or night should be especially careful. We know everyone wants to come to the city pier, and they want to park as close to it as possible. D avis said if the pier lot is full, there is parking along Pine A venue, especially in the lot across from R oser M emorial C ommunity C hurch, 512 P ine A ve. The pier is less than a block from the church-thrift storefood pantry lot on the south side of Pine A venue. I ndications from many accommodation owners, managers and rental agents are that some units remain available to rent between now and April. Anyone considering an Anna Maria Island vacation should book now, said Zita Kollar of Gulf-Bay Real Estate, 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Chamber available for rental help T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce, 5313 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach, maintains a list of its members with available rental units and the dates. A nyone looking for a reservation, or in need of information about available rooms, can call the chamber at 941-778-1541, or go to the chamber website at www.annamariaislandchamber.org. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Up, up and away. I n what seems a sure sign that tourism to A nna Maria Island is on the increase, resort tax collections the same two months of 2012-13. was collected in N ovember 2013, in addition to of $8.99 million, surpassing the previous record of $8 million in 2011-12. Increasing resort tax collections are a compelling indicator that tourism is rising, said A nna M aria I sland Chamber of Commerce vice president Deb Wing. A ccording to the tax collector website, A nna M aria resort tax dollars since Oct. 2, 2013. On average, the tourist tax collections. T he tourist development tax, commonly called the resort tax and bed tax, is the 5 percent collected by Manatee County on rentals of six months or less. The Manatee County T ourist Development Council over sees the tax budget, which is limited to tourism-related by the state and must be approved by the county board of commissioners. F unds collected presently are budgeted to promote and market the destination, support beach renourishment projects, the Bradenton A rea C onvention and Visitors Bureau and Bradenton A rea C onvention C enter, the 1929-built P owel C rosley E state, 2017 World Rowing Championships, the Pittsburgh Pirates and other tourist attractions in the county. With increased tourism and far better weather than the northern states experienced in January, motor ists crowded the roads and the intersection at Marina and Gulf drives on Anna Maria Island on the weekends. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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24 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. 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For AMICC sports schedules, visit sports online at www.islander.org. 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comRESERVATIONS REQUIRED ~ VIA PHONE OR ONLINE PRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!EGMONT KEY SHUTTLE Monday Combo Dolphin Watch / Lunch Loop Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip WednesdayBradenton Day Trip Thursday Circle Line TourPLUS DAILY Dolphin Watch NIGHTLY Sunset / Dolphin Watch Combo By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. There were no big moves in the league standings, though the ranks of the undefeated started thinning. Beach Bistro Buccaneers and Tylers Ice Cream Vikings are on top of the 8-10 division with undefeated records. West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins are alone in third with a 2-1 records, while Beach Bum Patriots follow with a 2-2 record. Next are the Manatee Diagnostic Ravens at 1-2, while LPAC Cardinals and Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys are still in search of a victory. The 14-17 division has no unbeaten teams, but the standings are pretty tight from top to bottom. Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers, The Feast Broncos and Mr. Browns and West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars are 2-2. The Sun Bears are 1-3, while Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys bring up the rear at 0-4. The 11-13 division has the top three teams beating up on the bottom rungs. LPAC Cardinals at 4-0 and Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers at 3-0 are on top of the ladder, closely followed by Sandbar Colts at 4-1. Eat Here Redskins and Bark & Company Realty Ravens follow with one victory each, while Will C. Photos Falcons are 0-4. Sandbar Colts showed why its a contender for the of Will C. Photos Falcons. Michael Latimer led the way the Colts with eight pass completions, including two touchdown passes to Tyler Brewer, while also adding two touchdown receptions and a touchdown run in the victory. Brewer also added a pair of extra point catches, while Matthew Manger completed the offensive outburst with a 2-point conversion. Latimer also paced the Colts defensive effort with three interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns. Will C. Photos Falcons received touchdown runs from Joseph Peery and Ryan Doyle on offense. Peery Hannah McCracken added a safety in the loss. The game of the week in the 14-17 division Feb. taurant Cowboys 25-24. Quarterback Derek Polch completed 10 of 15 passes, including two that went to Mikey Ellsworth for touchdowns. Raidel Hernandez added a pair of touchdown runs, while Chelsey Brashear added an extra-point catch. of interceptions. Hernandez also got into the act with three pulls and one pick in the victory. Thomas Powers paced Waterfront Cowboys with four touchdown passes, but was hurt by the three picks. Michael Baxley also added touchdown catches. Powers and Quinard led the defense with six pulls each with Quinard adding a pair of quarterback sacks in the loss. The 8-10 division game of the week came Jan. 27 when the Beach Bistro Buccaneers slipped past Beach Bum Patriots by an 18-14 score. Quarterback Chris Snyder led the way with a pair including one touchdown pass to David Daigle. Daigle added an interception on defense, while tory. Gavin Johnston completed 12 passes, including two that went for touchdowns. His top target was Shawn for touchdown. Evan Christenson added four catches and one touchdown, while Tripp Helgeson completed the Patriot scoring with an extra-point catch. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels drew the bye into pack gave him and partner Rod Bussey a 21-15 victory earn bragging rights for the day. Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Jan. 29 horseshoe action. Steve Doyle and Gene Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe eliminated Bob Mason and Tom Skoloda 22-4. Doyle-Bobeldyk cooled off Bussey-Huyghe, earning a 21-9 victory. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Key Royale golf news The women of Key Royale Club played a ninehole, individual-low-net golf match Jan. 28 in four Liz Lang carded a 5-under-par 27 to grab a fourshot victory in Flight A over Helen Pollock, Phyllis Roe and Pam Lowry, who all shot 1-under-par 31s and were in a three-way tie for second place. place in Flight B by one shot over Barb Estok and Kris place in Flight C. Kim Robinson was two shots back in second place, while Judy Ward was alone in third with 1 over par. D, while Suzanne Liddle was alone in second with a 5-under-par 27. Sally Keyes took third place at 30. Mary Lou Dreier and Penny Auch both had chipins on the day to round out the days golf action. Playing Jan. 25 for the Bark & Company Realty Ravens in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League, Leo Tilelli breaks up a pass play intended for Sandbar Colts receiver Michael Latimer. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 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 Were gearing up for season!Call in your bait reservation:941-323-7892 LIVE Whitebait Crabs Threadfin Pinfish By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Wintertime patterns are following suit for yet O n calm days, you can venture into the G ulf of Mexico to nearshore and offshore structure to produce a variety of species. Keeper-size gag grouper are responding to live and dead baits, but all have to be released. R ed grouper also are feeding primarily dead baits although keeper sizes are hard to come by in state waters. T he F lorida F ish and Wildlife C ommission will not be closing Gulf grouper recreational season Feb.1 through March 31. The closure would have applied to and red hind, so this is good news. G ag grouper, which has its own season, will be open July 1D ec. 3. M ore information regarding Recreational Regulations and Gulf Grouper. On structure in slightly shallower water, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and Key West grunts are keeper-sizes of all three species are attainable. You should start seeing big sheepies showing on shallowwater structure any day now, if you havent already. the gunwale more frequently as we get deeper into F ebruary. I f you like catching big sheepshead, your time is near. cruising along the surf. T ry tipping your jig with freshT he canals of Key R oyale are producing a bite for knocker rig under docks with deep water under them. a few of the species with potential. Cal jigs are producing a bite. Most of the trout being caught are shy of the 15-inch minimum, so handle with care. Keeper-size trout are attainable, but are sporadic at best. C apt. Warren G irle is venturing out to offshore structure on the calm days between the cold fronts. By using whole or fresh-cut shiners and the occa sional shrimp, Girles clients are reeling up a variety of species. Keeper-size gag grouper are modwith gags, G irles clients also are hooking up red grouper, mangrove snapper, porgies, Key West grunts M oving inshore, G irle is targeting pompano on is thinning out, although a break from the back-toback cold fronts could result in some pomps. M ixed in with the pompano are plenty of mackerel, jack After all, a bent rod is a bent rod. I n residential canals and around docks, G irle is producing action on sheepshead and black drum. Both species are responding to pieces of fresh-cut shrimp placed on the sandy bottom. Keeper-sizes of both are being caught, although the sheepies are still on the small side due to it being early in the season. C apt. A aron Lowman at I sland D iscount T ackle is targeting pompano along the beach and bay shorelines surrounding A nna M aria I sland. By using small jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp, Lowman is putting clients on limits of the tasty golden nuggets. C olor selection on jigs includes chartreuse, hot pink or or in the bays, Lowman is simply drifting with the tide while his clients cast jigs in all directions. O nce moving to reefs and rock piles in both T ampa Bay and in the G ulf of M exico. By anchoring over these areas, Lowman is producing a number of species, includWest grunts. F resh-cut shrimp is the bait of choice. F or rigging, Lowman is using either a knocker rig or a carbon leader and a circle hook. F or weight, Lowman way up to a 3-ounce egg, sinker depending on the current. While on duty at the tackle shop, Lowman is hearing of decent action along the beaches of A nna M aria I sland. numerous bonnethead and juvenile blacktip sharks, so be ready for a big one. ing the bite. C apt. R ick G ross of F ishy Business C harters is and Key West grunts are responding to live shrimp. While anchoring over structure, G ross instructs his clients to drop their baits straight down to the bottom 12to 15inch range, they provide great potential for G ross also is working residential docks and canals with good results. T he species remain the same as the reefs, although you can add black drum and some redT hese sheltered areas are great on those windy days when you cant get to the reefs. grove snapper and black drum. Howard has been 30-inch stumps to the boat from under deep water docks. Howard suggests using a live shrimp rigged on with a size 5 or 7 split shot. Sheepshead have been feeding heavily as they are starting to gather in big schools. U sing the same rig as for the reds, Howards clients have brought and black drum also are coming to the party, Howard adds. and in areas where the water temperature is a few degrees warmer. Leah Rothgaber and brother Sean Rothgaber visit Jan. 13, a cool overcast morning, with Capt. Warren jigs and the siblings hooked up numerous pompano and mackerel a nice dinner.

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26 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER 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 34217Gulf view and room for a pool, 2208 Ave C. $499,000. Pending. SOLD! A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000Go to my website to view all AMI listings:islandannamaria.com 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 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. 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. INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com SEO instruction at center The Anna Maria Island Community Center is inviting business people seeking to boost their website hits for a one-day training session in search engine optimization. The class at the center, 407 Magnolia A ve., Anna M aria, will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. T hursday, F eb. 13. The cost to attend is $300. Sean McGinnis of 312 Digital is the instructor. For more information, call McGinnis at 312-448Chamber plans February network events T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce will hold its monthly networking sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m. Wednesday, F eb. 12, at the beachfront G ulf D rive C afe and T iki Hut, 900 G ulf D rive N ., Bradenton Beach. C ost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. F or more information or to make a reservation, call 941-778-1541 or go online to www.annamariais lanichamber.org. Beachfront pergola warms local restaurateursDavid Teitelbaum, owner of Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Braden ton Beach, and its beachfront pergola, hosts the Manatee Chapter of the Florida Restau rant Association Feb. 17. New Teitelbaum, a two-year board member of the local chapter, provided the setting, along with several heaters and sunset views. Dinner was catered by YachtSea Grille of Bradenton. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Love is in the air. Let me match you with your perfect home. You can count on my professionalism, honesty, commitment and expertise. Call or email me today to buy or list. You wont be disappointed. 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 of ce is independently owned and operatedI Love to List Call Me Today I Love to List Call Me Today Wagner adds to island sales ofceLori Guerin, left, and Carmen Pedota have joined the sales staff of Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Both have extensive experience in island real estate. They can be reached at 941-778-2246. Islander Courtesy PhotoNew to island ofce M icah P aul D unford has been named a personal lines sales agent for homeowner insurance and auto coverage at BB& T O swald T rippe and C ompany, 5203 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach. F or more information, call Grooms auto shop returns to Holmes Beach Holmes Beach resident Barry G rooms has reopened Holmes Beach. and operated the auto repair shop for more than two decades before leasing the location to an employee and retiring. G rooms decided last summer to return the operation to the family.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 27 Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further than calendar More than 200 beautiful hand-selected properties to choose from. Stop by our of ces or visit our web-site to book your next vacation in paradise! 941-779-0733 www.annamariaparadise.com I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE KOI POND FOR sale: Complete tropical oasis with large Koi. Easily relocated, I will assist with move. 941-447-1195. COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT Dell, refur bished, $60. 941-756-6728. CHANDELIERS, VINTAGE, METAL owers, $35, crystal brass, $65, art deco aqua ottoman seat, $10. 941-779-9781. RATTAN-STYLE SOFA, $150, easy chair, $75, chandelier, $25, dining room table, $75. 941-387-1415. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.org fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS 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. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels for children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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 ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. Turn the page for more Islander classieds. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty KEY ROYALE BAYFRONTBreathtaking views of Tampa Bay from this beautiful and meticulously maintained home. 3BR/ 2.5BA ground-level home with heated pool and T-shaped dock. spacious screened lanai, open oor plan, updated kitchen with breakfast bar, over-sized twocar garage, 18-inch tile ooring, walk-in closets and more. $1,200,000. Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander $950,000; list $1,049,000. for $772,000; list $799,000. Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $725,000; list 1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 107, Summer Sands, BraGermano for $450,000. Spath for $347,000; list $359,900. 200 22nd St. N ., Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50x100 lot Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

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28 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER HELP WANTED Continued ALL-AROUND HANDYMAN/garden caretaker with good customer interface skills required for prominent establishment selling indoor/ outdoor home decor. Accepting resumes: The Sea Hagg in Cortez between 10 a.m. and noon. 12304 Cortez Road. 941-795-5756. AMI BRING IT: Hiring delivery drivers. Must be 21, clean driving record, own vehicle and insurance. Please email resume or contact information: AMIbringit@gmail.com 941209-1353. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-5679276. RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/ wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-7782535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941545-6688. JOHN THE FIREMAN Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-2761414. 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. HELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation, pet sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be easy! 941-400-8847. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. 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 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE ANSWERS TO FEB. 5 PUZZLE SL AP ON ST RE ET EL NO RT E CA SI NO SHERPA LO US IE R RI PS AW WE AS EL SCAT TE R IC EN AY GR EE KS KN EA DS BA LD YO KU M T EX AC O EL LE JU AN NE OG EN EE SE GL OB SR UD YA RD AX ED AM BR OS EF OR GO SK ET CH Y TR EE LE TE AS EU PE NT ER S NE WE LC RE ME LI BY AN S OD I H AL SL AN A S AD TH EM AG IB AT ES SL IG O OC CU PY SN OO ZE ES TE VE Z BEHE AD SG RI ER CH IN ES E IR ED EA ST EN DB OE RS TA DW AR TH OG AR AL ET NA NA DI NE EN AC TS HO T AB SO RB SH IE LD HE ME MO ST AN DO NE DW OO DR ET TO N KE NN ED YA LE GU PE NC OR E AN TO NY MT EN ET SD UM PE D Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Andy is recovered from a collar embedded in his neck and ready for a forever family. He is young, extremely handsome and cant wait to go on long walks with YOU! Andy has all his shots and a microchip and hes neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., about Andy and other rescued, adoptable pets.SPONSORED BY GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday ,Thursday, Friday, 9:30 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations, Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. 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. 941-383-1901. YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 8. 105 49th St., Holmes Beach. MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Sofa, loveseat, dining and bedroom furniture, etc. No early birds. 211 84th St., Holmes Beach. ANTIQUE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Hutch, table, blanket chest, crocks, coverlets, cherry desk, Shaker chairs, 2109 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 8. Furniture, home goods and more. 5008 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Antique furniture, piano and more. 614 Ambassador Lane, Holmes Beach. PETS PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits, dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941-462-0405. petsitterservicesllc@gmail. com. www.petsitterbradenton.com. WELL-MANNERED RESCUE dogs (and kittens!) need homes. Call 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION 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 & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatorida.weebly.com. 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. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED 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. GET YOUR $2 stickers @ The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 29 SERVICES Continued BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. 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 941-807-1015. 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. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. More ads = more readers in The Islander. HOME IMPROVEMENT 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 941-4472198. HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-4476747. 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, 941-4476747. 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, 941-4476747. CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job too small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills repaired. 941-745-3870. 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 941-9620971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker. SEASONAL: MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941-713-9096. AVAILABLE MARCH 2014 and 2015 WINTER season: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-5652373. 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. 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. ANNA MARIA CITY rental: Completely renovated 3BR/3BA with large heated pool. A short block to the beach. For rent, winter 2014-15. Call 514-757-7410. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www. islander.org. Turn the page for more Islander rentals. 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 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! 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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30 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org RENTALS ANNUAL RENTAL: BAYSHORE Gardens, Bradenton. 55-plus community, 20 minutes to Anna Maria Island, 2BR/2BA plus of ce, furnished, third oor, elevator, enclosed lanai, heated pool, clubhouse. $650/month plus utilities. Security deposit. 941-727-1083. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-7783426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages. com. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941524-6977. For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty REAL ESTATE Continued 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 Gartman, Realtor. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com. FIXER-UPPER ON deep-water canal, $475,000. Owner nancing possible. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7980 or 941-778-7565. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA on Gulf. Rentals booked. $450,000. Owner, 941778-9378. HOLMES BEACH40 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE 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 Continued CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA unit in Bradenton Beach. Steps to beach with parking underneath, townhome-style condo. Building has hurricane windows, doors, Hardie siding and new roof. No hassles. $205,000. Call 813-245-0428. OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Holmes Beach house for sale. Beautiful elevated 3BR/2BA, heated pool, bonus room, direct beach-access street. Newer construction. Great investment. 309A 65th St. www. HolmesBeach.blogspot.com. Patrick Morris, 941-348-0331. GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, garage, indoor pine accents. New appliances, etc. Room for pool. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941730-2606 (leave message). 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. GORGEOUS BAYFR ONT, SPECTACULAR VIE W S !Wood oors, granite & tile. Must see. 3BR/3.5BA. $970,000. Call Lynn 730-1294 STEPS TO THE BEACH! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $429k Call Lynn 941-730-1294 W AT ERLEFE Luxury golf course living at its nest! Gorgeous 2BR/2BA plus den and pool with beautiful lanai. $285,000. Call Lynn, 941-778-8104 RED UC EDINVENTOR Y LOW!Call us today and get out of the cold! 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 RENTAL 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 GREAT RENTAL 4-3 with Pool Sixth from beach $679K Get Expert Advice on Island PropertiesCall John van Zandt, Realtor 941-685-8822 jvzami@gmail.comWEST OF GULF 2-2-Pool Tiki Hut $699K BIG VIEW 3-3-2 Watkins Bayou $695K UNDER CONTR A C T WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 31 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. ITS ALL RELATIVE By DANIEL A. FINAN / Edited by Will ShortzNo. 0126RELEASE DATE: 2/2/2014 ACROSS1 Apply quickly7 Wall ___13 Gringos land20 Place with wheels and deals21 Summit planner22 Worse23 Woodworking tool24 Untrustworthy sort25 What players do at the start of a game of tag26 Some bling27 One for the no column29 Most Cypriots, ethnically31 Massages32 Like some eagles and tires34 Lil Abners surname36 Company with the Havoline brand38 Notre dame, e.g.39 Valdez of coffee advertising40 Period of the Cenozoic Era42 Language suffix45 Servings of mashed potatoes, e.g.47 Writer Kipling48 Let go49 Cynic Bierce who once defined alone as in bad company52 Swear off53 Potentially dangerous55 Sapling56 Relax58 Goes in59 Stairway post60 Twinkie filler62 Back to the Future villains64 Amo : I love :: ___ : I hate65 The Merry Drinker painter66 Pop singer Del Rey67 In need of a lift70 Adoration subjects in a Leonardo painting74 Maine college75 Irish county and seaport77 Have troops in79 [What a bore]81 Martin Sheens real family name83 Tops off?85 Pam of Jackie Brown86 Takeout choice87 All riled up88 Part of London where Eliza Doolittle is from90 One side of an 18991902 war91 Smidgen92 Source of ivory93 Uzbekistans ___ Sea94 About a quarter of the population of Sicily lives on its slopes98 Title girl in a Chuck Berry hit99 Make enforceable100 Opportunity101 Learn well104 Take blows for107 A line in an A-line?109 Punk offshoot110 Be supported by112 Movie director who was himself the subject of a 1994 movie114 Gold-medal gymnast Mary Lou 116 Powells successor on the Supreme Court117 Some starting help118 Keep going!119 Love to hate?120 Canon parts121 On the receiving end of a Dear John letter DOWN1 Writer of old2 Secular3 See 51-Down4 Gumshoes5 ___ empty stomach6 73-Down, relatively7 Denver-toAlbuquerque dir.8 See 52-Down9 Break a peace treaty, say10 Gaelic tongue11 Lunging sport12 93-Down, relatively13 Lines to Wrigley Field14 See 82-Down15 Fine point16 Bone: Prefix17 Moreno of West Side Story18 Ticked (off)19 Goofs28 Yessiree!30 Dreamcast maker33 Rsum datum35 ___ in kangaroo37 Boomers kids40 Sip on41 Limit42 95-Down, relatively43 ___ gut44 Breyers alternative46 Rest in a hammock, say47 Wanders48 Abbr. at the start of a memo49 Hes 2, for one50 He will never speak unless he has something to say, in a song51 3-Down, relatively52 8-Down, relatively54 Bambi doe57 Air-freshener scent61 Cleaners supply63 One who might yell, Go home!66 Rested in a hammock, say68 Gets up there69 Nap71 Taking a certain tone72 Fuel-economy authority, for short73 See 6-Down74 Cartoon sound75 Hubbub76 Macros, e.g.77 Words of remembrance, briefly78 Michael of Arrested Development80 McFlurry flavor82 14-Down, relatively84 Indian wrap89 Depots: Abbr.90 Built-in part of a tank top, maybe92 Block party?93 See 12-Down95 See 42-Down96 Make it stop!97 Observed Yom Kippur98 Italian grandpa99 Funeral delivery of old101 ___ stupid question 102 Vitamin a.k.a. paraaminobenzoic acid103 Director Gus Van ___105 In a hammock, maybe106 Gershwin biographer David108 Many a Yelp link111 Big Apple N.L. team113 Fielding feats: Abbr.115 Cable inits. for a cinephile 12345678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 272829 3031 32 333435 3637 38 39 4041 424344 4546 47 48 495051 52 5354 55 56 5758 59 6061 6263 64 65 66 676869 70717273 74 7576 7778 7980 8182 83 8485 86 87 8889 90 91 92 93 94959697 98 99 100 101102103 104105106 107108109 110 111112 113114115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Magazine CrosswordAnswers: page 28 New luxury condos from 1,286 sq. ft. to 1,627 sq. ft. 2 or 3 bedroom, 2 bath or 2 bath condominiums Covered enclosed screened lanai on coach homes Close to highly rated schools, hospitals, and world-famous IMG Academies and Manatee County Golf Course Beautiful and exclusive heated lagoon-style pool Minutes to beautiful beaches and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops The opportunity has never been better for you to live in Paradise. Visit us today! All information (including, but not limited to prices, availability, incentives, oor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists rendering sand community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change or delay without notice. Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Community improvements and recreational features and amenities described are based upon current development plans which are subject to change and which are under no obligation to be completed. Actual position of house on lot will be determined by the site plan and plot plan. Floor plans and elevations are artists conception and are not intended to show specic detailing. Floor plans are the property of Taylor Morrison, Inc. and its afliates and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. Maps and plans are not to scale and all dimensions are approximate. Please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate for details and visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers., TM Homes of Florida, Inc. November, 2013, Taylor Morrison of Florida Inc. All rights reserved.taylormorrison.com | 941.761.0587 | 7335 Skybird Road, Bradenton, FL 34209 Maintenance-Free Condos From the Upper $100s Anna Maria Island selected to be on the list of by Forbes Magazine! TOWNS INAMERICA PRETTIEST

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32 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER David Teitelbaum Sales Associate 941-812-4226 Liz Codola Broker Associate 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 34216 Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-877-867-8842 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716Making Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a cour tesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. We Deliver Results: 2013 Sold $12.9 million Buyers: Choose from 50 Island Listings Sellers: List your property with us The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com