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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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
THE ISLANDER FEB. 5, 2014 3 11:30-9 941.778.5092ENJOY The Feast Restaurant Winners!Come find out why were voted No. 1 PIZZA on AMI by Islander readers! LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS 5337 Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island | 941.779.1000 NEW MENU!HAPPY HOURFood & Cocktails 3-6 NEW MENU! Got Buttah?SEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZADAILY SPECIALS & CHEFS SELECTIONS Great Lakes Dredge may halt or renegotiate renourishment By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter C hange 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. M anatee C ounty P arks and N atural R esources including Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, that G reat Lakes D redge & D ock C orp. would halt the present renourishment effort for the U .S. C orps of E ngineers F eb. 5. T hey their goal would be to reach Fifth Street South. taking the dredge to N ew O rleans for an emergency project. The plan to have GLDD complete the Corps project, then continue south to renourish Coquina Beach under a separate contract using just state and county funds would be interrupted. A nd piggybacking the projects is expected to save the county an estimated $3 million in mobilization costs, Hunsicker said. But late F riday afternoon, Jan. 31, Hunsicker said G L DD was willing to reconsider its departure for N ew Orleans. Hunsicker hoped negotiations could lead to G L DD staying to complete both the C orps and the C oquina 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 remobilizing for the C oquina Beach project on its return from New Orleans. In the event GLDD departs early, Hunsicker said the company is not abandoning the island project. Bradenton Beach, and move sand at about a 45-degree angle toward the shore. T his 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. I f G L DD stays, it will continue southward to Longboat P ass. With favorable weather, the second If the Coquina Beach project is delayed after several years of planning, Hunsicker said its just one of those things we have to deal with. C orps spokeswomen Sirisha R ayaprolu said G L DD is obligated to the C orps 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. 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 C ortez Beach project. Bradenton Beach M ayor Bill Shearon, however, said he could understand why GLDD would take the New Orleans job if it offered more money. M oney talks. You go where the money is, he said. Shearon said he hoped GLDD, if it leaves, would and that it doesnt charge any extra money to mobilize, he added. Shearon has another reason for wanting renourishment 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 thats top-heavy with sand, Hunsicker has said. G L DD 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. G LDD can pump an average of 1,000 feet of sand per day onto the beach, Rayaprolu said. With favorable winds, G L DD could reach F ifth Street South in a few weeks, she noted, but not likely by Feb. 5. A beachwalker approaches a jetty near Cortez Beach, where Great Lakes Dredge & Dock is of Engineers. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.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
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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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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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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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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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.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
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. 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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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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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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.
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,
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.
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 email@example.comAME 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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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
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 email@example.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.
26 FEB. 5, 2014 THE ISLANDER Anna Maria City: 2/2 pool home located west of Gulf Drive. $522,000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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! 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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
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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.orgWEST 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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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. 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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