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:ws on Anna Maria Island Since 1992


Paul Roat, Islander editor-photographer dies


AS nteworia ierns Oa
friend farewell. Page 6

Mainsail Lodge agree-
ment ahead. Page 4

Meetings
The government calen-
dar. Page 4


Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6

HB committee b.,..../
about pests. Page 7


AM offers direction on
sign ordinance. Page 8

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way project. Page 9
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Community events,
announcements. Pages
10-11
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Make plans, save a
date. Pages 12-13

BB commission set
to review noise ordi-
nance. Page 14

Real estate transac-
tions. Page 19


Island police blotter.
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football season.
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Fishing between the
fronts. Page 25

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Paul M. Roat, 56, a longtime area news-
man of Sarasota and formerly of Bradenton
Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 15.
He was a lifelong resident of the area
who served as a valued source of histori-
cal perspective during his tenure as frequent
writer and editor for two newspapers on
Anna Maria Island from the 1970s to the
present day.
He earned a scholarship
to the University of Florida
from then- publisher of The
a lIslander, Don Moore.
He was the son of a
Bradenton Beach postmas-
Paul M. Roat ter, his mother was familiar
to islanders at the Bridge
Street hardware store, and later worked at
a law firm, and he grew up in Bradenton

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By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Fans of all ages, introducing the one
and only Flying Wallendas in their first-ever
performance on a high wire on Anna Maria
Island.
The group will be performing its famous
highwire act for the first time at Cityfest in
Holmes Beach.
The Wallendas will perform three,
30-minute, highwire shows during Island
Cityfest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, and
Saturday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30
p.m.
Rick Wallenda told Holmes Beach city
commissioners at their Feb. 11 meeting that
he and four or five of his family members
will walk across 125 feet of wire, 30 feet
above the ground without a safety net. The
performance will take place over the base-
ball diamond at Birdie Tebbetts Field at the
north end of the city field.
"This is our fifth year for our founder's
day festival and we wanted to juice it up,"
said Mary Ann Brockman, president of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
"We also wanted to make it more family
friendly."
The city commission approved the
chamber's permit for the performance,
which came with a $5 million public liabil-
ity insurance policy and $500 deposit from
the chamber.
Wallenda asked if any commissioners
would like to ride on his shoulders during
the performance, and laughed when a look
of terror fell over their faces.
"Do you want us to approve this or not?"
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth asked.
The Wallenda dynasty of circus per-
formers started in the 1700s, according to
their website. The patriarch, Karl Wallenda,
started performing in his family's circus at


Beach in an idyllic fashion, while acquir-
ing an early appreciation for news and photo
journalism at Manatee High School.
Moore gave Mr. Roat his first job out of
college.
And Mr. Roat soon figured in coverage
of some of the area's notable moments.
His work spanned coverage of news for
the former Islander newspaper in the 1970s-
80s, including photos taken from the top of
the remaining span of the Skyway Bridge
within moments of the disaster at the bridge
in 1980 that sent 35 people to their deaths.
He also took pride in his photos in
August 1993 from a small craft shortly after
a three-ship collision that resulted in fire
aboard one ship and the release of 30,000
gallons of crude oil from another ship into
the Tampa shipping channel.


In 1984-87, Mr. Roat served as a leg-
islative aide to state Rep. Jim Lombard. In
1989, he became the first staff member for
the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, contrib-
uting to the fundraising effort that enabled
the program to flourish.
He contributed to numerous SBEP publi-
cations and was co-editor of the 1992 SBEP
"Framework for Action," and co-writer
and editor of the 1995 SBEP management
plan, "Sarasota Bay, the Voyage to Paradise
Reclaimed."
Mr. Roat's career included work for
Clubhouse magazine, later Sarasota maga-
zine, and the Siesta Key Pelican Press. He
was a writer for SiestaSand.net at the time
of his death.
He also authored two volumes of "The
PLEASE SEE ROAT PAGE 3


known highwire act HBPD chief fights
amber's Cityfest 'possible loss of


information, life'


The Flying Wallendas


age six in 1905. He began his own tight-
rope act in Europe during the 1920s, when
U.S. circus tycoon John Ringling discovered
him.
Ringling signed the Wallendas to his
Ringling Barnum and Bailey Circus tour in
1928, and they debuted in Madison Square
Gardens in New York City. As legend has it,
their safety net became lost and they were
forced to do the show without it, receiving a
15-minute long, standing ovation at the suc-
cessful conclusion.
From then on, the Wallendas did their
stunts without a safety net, headlining for
the circus for more than two decades.
Although, during a performance in Akron
Ohio, all four members fell, they landed
uninjured. The following day, a newspaper
coined the term 1 I\ iiig Wallendas," saying
that the family had fallen "so gracefully that
it seemed as if they were flying."
Today the performing Wallendas are
mostly Karl's grandchildren.
"We are very excited to have the Wal-
lendas perform at Cityfest," Brockman said.
"This is a great addition to our annual cel-
ebration.
The Islander newspaper is a five-year
media sponsor of Island Cityfest.


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer
told commissioners Feb. 11 that changing
his department's dispatch service to a central
dispatch system could cause critical delays
in dispatch time, resulting in "possible loss
of information and life."
Tokajer presented Mayor Carmel Monti
Band commissioners with a
memorandum reviewing
the prospect of combin-
ing the Holmes Beach
Police Department's dis-
patch operations with the
Tokajer Manatee County Sheriff's
Office.
Currently 911 calls within city limits
are answered by the Manatee County Emer-
gency Communications Center and directed
to HBPD dispatch. The merger would mean
that calls would be answered by the ECC and
transferred to the sheriff's office.
Officers representing a dozen or more
police departments from around the state
responded to Tokajer's request for input on
the possible merger. While many praised
similar interdepartmental agreements, the
majority voiced concerns.
Melding the 24-hour dispatch centers
would most likely mean the Holmes Beach
dispatch could be replaced with someone to
cover the front desk around the clock and
take complaints. The measure would reduce
full-time positions, overtime expenses and
eliminate staffing shortages with regard to
the communications center.
While that would seemingly save the
city money, Tokajer warned officials of unin-
PLEASE SEE DISPATCH, PAGE 5




2 0 FEB. 19, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach open-air bar may soon get to grillin'
By Merab-Michal Favorite


Islander Reporter
It's been a cold winter, as far as Florida seasons go.
And the owner of the Barefoot Tiki Bar, an exclusively
outdoor establishment, says her patrons need to warm
up with hot food.
"It's season and my customers want to eat," Nicole
Heslop told commissioners at their Feb. 11 meeting. "I
want to get my kitchen running before they start going
elsewhere."
At their work session Feb 13, commissioners said
they would allow Heslop to set up a mobile, outdoor
kitchen at the bar, 5704 Marina Drive, as long as it had
a permanent "carport-like" enclosure.
City ordinance requires that kitchens be within the
walls of a restaurant, but the majority of the tiki bar has
no walls. The "huts" are covered with palm-fronds.
Despite the 50-degree weather, patrons bundled
up at the tiki bar that night to listen to live music and
admire the nearly full moon.
Back at the meeting, Heslop and commissioners
were still deliberating.
The mobile kitchen, which would be the first of
its kind in Holmes Beach, does not require a special
zoning exemption, according to Tom 0' Brien, superin-
tendent of public works. He said they could get around
having the kitchen enclosed with a mobile kitchen con-
tained in a screened room that could be integrated with
the architecture of the building and allow for airflow.
"This has been a somewhat difficult issue,"
0' Brien said. "It was a priority for us to get them some
legitimization for the use of their mobile kitchen and
the impediment was in the ordinance. The screen room
should meet that intent."
While O'Brien managed to find a way around the
code for the kitchen, he said the other issue is the size
of the tiki bar's outdoor dining area. The outdoor seat-
ing has far surpassed the space relevant to the building,
which is not used for seating.
The current city ordinance allows an "outdoor


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accompaniment" to indoor dining, but says nothing
about a restaurant that only serves alfresco.
"This is not contemplated in the code," O'Brien
said. "The code may need to be modified to address
the extension that has happened here."
Commissioners said they would revisit the code
and decide if it should be changed.
Commission chair Judy Titsworth was concerned
with setting a standard, allowing food trucks to pop up
at area beaches and parking lots. However, city attor-
ney Patricia Petruff said the wording of the ordinance
could prevent that from happening.
Heslop was already ordered to remove an unau-
thorized food truck at the Barefoot Tiki Bar.
Heslop now must provide the city with a site plan
and survey clearly delineating the location of the kitchen
and also must install the appropriate plumbing.
And her plans don't stop with the outdoor kitchen,
as phase two of her remodel includes expanding her
outdoor entertainment venue.


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Tiki huts provide
ambiance and
shelter, as well
as a service bar,
at Barefoot Tiki
Bar, 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes
Beach. Islander
-Photo: Merab-
Michal Favorite









That step will require a special exception, and com-
missioners indicated they were OK with that as long as
it complies with city code concerning noise, seating,
parking allotments and entry points.
Before Heslop can remodel or expand the out-
door venue, the special exception first would likely
go through a city work session followed by two public
hearings.


Tingley plans 20th
anniversary sale
Tingley Memorial Library will hold its 20th
anniversary book sale Saturday, Feb. 22.
Sale hours will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the library,
111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
For more information, call library clerk Eveann
Adams at 941-779-1208.





THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 19, 2014 E 3


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Insider's Guide to Sarasota & Bradenton" guide book
and various other guide publications over the years.
He was editor of The Islander newspaper for 17
years, starting at its launch date in November 1992,
and wrote a column titled "Sandscript," always seeking
to improve environmental conditions for Anna Maria
Island and beyond.
Most recently he rallied in a column to derail a
developers' plans for Long Bar Pointe.
He oversaw several Islander projects, stories and
features recognized and honored by the Florida Press
Association.
He acquired an extensive collection of work by
Florida-based authors and was a founding member of
Mystery Florida, a nonprofit group that sponsors an
annual gathering of mystery writers and aficionados
in Sarasota.
"He was a great friend who eagerly shared his love
for news, John D. MacDonald's series of books featur-
ing Travis McGee, and his upbringing in Bradenton
Beach. He will be dearly missed and remembered with
each night's flash of green at sunsets on Anna Maria
Island," said Islander publisher Bonner Joy.
"He was raised on the waters of Sarasota Bay and
he liked to often write from his perspective as a 'little
Roat.' One such story recalled harvesting sand dollars
and selling them to tourist shops for 3 cents each."
Mr. Roat was molded into a savior for the environ-
ment and a great reader and thinker.
The Islander is planning a memorial for the Tingley
Library in Bradenton Beach, where Mr. Roat served
many years as a board member, a journalism scholarship
and a mystery book sale to benefit the library.
Memorial donations may be made at The Islander,
5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
No services are planned.
Mr. Roat is survived by his aunt Margaret Roat
of Ludington, Mich., several cousins in Michigan and
Colorado, and his "almost children," Kendra Press-
wood of Holmes Beach, and Damon Presswood of
Bradenton.





4 0 FEB. 19, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach channel dredging inches closer to reality


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Dredging the channel along the Sarasota Bay
coastline of Bradenton Beach is a subject that comes
up every few months with not a lot of solid news, other
than the project will eventually happen.
For residents with docks that jut to the channel, it
can be problematic to negotiate a vessel into navigable
waters and, at times, low tide can make the task impos-
sible for some.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who plans
capital improvement projects through the CIP commit-
tee, met with city officials at a Feb. 13 work session
with department heads.
Cosby assured officials that the longstanding
dredge plan, which is being funded by the West Coast
Inland Navigation District, is making progress. At what
pace, Cosby could not confirm with confidence.
"I met with WCIND and they have assured us that
they will have a draft of the permit application by the
end of the month," said Cosby. "From there, it will go
to the state."
While trying to use the channel has been frus-
trating for some, Cosby said the good news is that
it is not as bad as thought when the project was first
requested.


'There are about six or seven spots along the whole
channel where we have a bad water level," said Cosby.
"So the project is not as big as we first thought."
Because the project will require seagrass mitiga-
tion, the city is seeking to make it a joint project with
Manatee County. Cosby said the county has a good


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channel-dredging
project, extend-
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the Cortez Bridge
along the coast-
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become a reality.
Islander Photo:
Mark Young








seagrass mitigation program.
While a joint project appears to be a good thing,
Cosby said it has taken awhile to get the entities to
agree on what needs to be done.
"But now we are all on the same page, so that
project is moving forward," said Cosby.


Mainsail Lodge-Holmes Beach agreement expected


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
It may have taken a long time and some legal
proceedings to reach their destination, but Holmes
Beach and Mainsail Lodge may be arriving at an agree-
ment.
The city commission will likely approve the settle-
ment agreement for the Mainsail Lodge project at its
Feb. 25 meeting, after learning the developer agreed
to drop use of Sunrise Lane from its plans.
Mainsail Lodge developer Joe Collier met with
West Manatee Fire Rescue officials, which resulted
in rearranging of the parking at the Gulf and Marina
drives property to accommodate a fire truck turnaround,
Chief Andy Price said at the Feb. 11 city commission
meeting.
"This is the first time in a long time we have had
a chance to go over the overall plan," he said. "We
had concerns with truck access and water supply, but
we gave the developer the dimensions of our trucks to
put into their CAD system so they can make sure the
trucks can make the turnaround."
Price said that at least one truck would be able to
access the property in an emergency, making it unnec-
essary to use the private road, Sunrise Lane, which
provides access to homes east of the development.
Dan Howe, of Sunrise Lane, said he had a chance
to review the plan and had no objection to its approval
as long as developers don't use Sunrise Lane.
"This has been a painfully long process and I'm
glad we have finally come to an agreement," he said.
Howe was one of two residents on Sunrise Lane
who threatened to sue the city if it allowed the devel-
oper access to the private road, which is deeded to the

Lifelong Learning Academy
programs continue
The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria
Island continues a series of free discussion groups and
lectures this month.
The Einstein Circle discussion group will meet
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Studio at Gulf
and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, to discuss
funding education.
Also, a lecture will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday,
Feb. 19, at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, on the 'The Biological Basis of Violence." Neu-
rological physician Alan Grindal will talk about the "ana-
tomic framework of violent actions and biologic condi-
tions that can lead to anti-social behavior."
Additionally, the academy is making plans for its
spring season of classes at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information about classes, call 941-359-
4296. Registration can be completed online at www.
lla-sm.org.


A look through the broken fence at the vacantfield of
rebar posts and weeds at Marina and Gulf drives in
Holmes Beach that will be Mainsail Lodge. Islander
File Photo

property owners.
At the Feb. 11 meeting, Howe criticized the city for
making the homeowners defend their rights instead of
insisting that the developer prove their entitlements to
the road. He requested all verbiage relating to Sunrise
Lane removed from the settlement agreement before
the plan moves forward.
"The city has absolutely no jurisdiction or author-
ity over Sunrise Lane," Howe said. "You are talking



Me eting~.,

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

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 19, 11 a.m., pier team.
Feb. 20, noon, commission work session.
Feb. 20, 1 p.m., commission meeting.
March 3, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 25, 7 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
March 4, 5:30 p.m., town hall, drainage
issues.


about taking away the private rights of citizens for
the advantage of a private developer and upsetting
residents who already live here."
City attorney Patricia Petruff said the verbiage relat-
ing to the private drive was left in the contract because
it was modeled after a 2001 settlement agreement with
the original developer of Tidemark Lodge.
"That portion of the agreement was not appealed,
so we left it in," she said. "While the contract was
appealed for other reasons, the emergency access
stipulation was not challenged by anyone."
Petruff said the road is zoned as a non-exclusive
easement, meaning that the property owner has the
authority to allow others to use it.
The meeting concluded in an arrangement to have
the references to Sunrise Lane removed before com-
missioners approve the agreement.
The delay also would allow people more time to
review the development plan.
Commissioners will revisit the issue at 7 p.m. Feb.
25 at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The project now includes three buildings of multi-
bedroom guest apartments, a 50-slip marina and a res-
taurant. The resort also will feature space for meetings,
a gift shop, business center and workout facility. Two
of the three structures will have parking under two
stories of living space.
If the settlement agreement becomes official,
Mainsail will have 90 days to submit a site-plan appli-
cation.


Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Feb. 25, 9 a.m., county commission.
March 11,9 a.m., county commission.
March 25, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
Feb. 20, 6 p.m., commission.
March 20, 6 p.m., commission.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
news@islander.org.






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tended consequences and underlying expenses.
Tokajer said he would have to staff a "liaison from
the agency" to be at the central dispatch center 24/7.
He also talked about the possibility of hiring addi-
tional clerical staff and call-takers at ECC to handle an
"influx of complaints" currently handled by the HBPD
center.
Tokajer's report highlighted more cons than pros
in the event of a merger, including lack of control over
staffing and accountability.
In addition, the union could cause an array of con-
fusion involving logistic difficulties, delay in response
time and difficulty retrieving records.
"This would not only slow our response time to
calls, but it would adversely affect our opportunity
to make arrests on calls that are in progress," Toka-
jer wrote in the report. "The (2008) kidnapping and
murder of Denise Lee in North Port could have had
a different outcome if it had occurred in the city of
Holmes Beach as the call would have been answered
by a police dispatcher who would have been aware of
the working case."
Denise Amber Lee was kidnapped Jan. 17, 2008,
at gunpoint from her North Port home by a stranger
named Michael King.
In that case, a witness told a 911 dispatcher that
she saw someone screaming, slapping at a window of
a Camaro as it drove south from North Port on U.S. 41.
The call was never dispatched to the deputies searching
for Lee and a similar vehicle.
Lee's body was found two days later. King was
convicted of Lee's kidnapping, rape and murder, and
sentenced to death.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office settled with
Lee's family in civil court for $1.25 million in a wrong-
ful death lawsuit against the department.
However, North Port has a population of nearly
60,000 residents and spans 104 square miles. It's vastly
different from the city of Holmes Beach, a 1.6-mile
community of 5,000 residents.
Jeff Leffert, former police chief in Port St. Joe in


the Florida Panhandle with a similar populace and land
span as Holmes Beach, said merging with the dispatch
of Gulf County greatly reduced his city's salaried full-
time positions.
"Bottom line, each agency's dispatch expenses
were reduced by 50 percent," he wrote to Tokajer. "It's
four years later and it's still working."
But other law enforcement agencies were opposed
to merging dispatch departments.
"One of the main cons is not having control of the
communication personnel's actions," Sgt. Gary Barrett
of the Leesburg Police Department wrote in an email.
"This can affect both officer safety and customer
service for the community. Without the communica-


THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 19, 2014 0 5
tion center being under your control by policy and
procedures, there may be no ability or limited input
to initiate corrective actions for mishandled calls, dis-
patching or other communications."
Last year, HBPD received 974 transferred calls
from the ECC. Those calls made up 11 percent of the
calls for service in 2013, meaning 89 percent of calls
went directly to the Holmes Beach dispatch center.
The report said the merger could also mean lost
grant opportunities and added costs of up to $200,000
for consolidating computer-aided dispatch systems.
Commissioners will discuss Tokajer's report at the
next at the Feb. 25 meeting, which will be held at city
hall, 5801 Marina Drive, at 7 p.m.

In the field
^ -Birdwatchers look to the sky.
The Manatee Audubon Soci-
Iety sponsored a recent bird-
watching course that included
28 participants and instructors
Nancy and Bob Dean. After
12 years, the Deans have
taught their final course. Field
instructors Mike and Nancy
HBarnes and Steve Black will
lead future courses. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Nancy Dean


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We say goodbye
There's so much to say, so much to share, and more
that you should know about Paul Maynard Roat before
you say "goodbye."
As this week's front page came together, I was
reminded he wouldn't like the jumps (stories that con-
tinue, or jump, to another page).
I was remiss that the story about his life wasn't
more succinct.
But then, he may be haunting me for publishing
,nm\ thing about his life, or that he died.
He was deeply private and guarded. No Facebook.
Not so much an Internet or a sports fan.
He liked a good book, and good reading for him
started with John D. MacDonald. It helped to read
MacDonald in getting to know him when we first met
back in the mid- 1970s.
He liked music, too. Heart. Spyro Gyra. Bob
James. Gregg Allman and Dickie Betts. And, oddly,
Donna Summer and Jean-Luc Ponty
Back in the day, he was fascinated by Velcro and
high-quality camera gear. He coveted his red-and-
white VW bus and drove it like it was a Porsche.
He loved "MacGyver" and also "Star Wars" movies.
He loved sitting for hours, reading and sunning at
the beach in his "perfect" beach chair.
He enjoyed many great, lasting relationships with
a broad but select group of friends, including Joe Bird,
George Meyer, his journalism professor, Jack Gurney
and Stan Zimmerman, fellow newsmen, and the late
Bob Ardren.
And among them, Bird stands out as my friend,
too. He's this newspaper's editorial cartoonist and a
friend from way back in the beginning at the former
Islander, where the three of us worked and became fast
friends. Bird and Roat bonded as if brothers. Maybe
stronger. And what great adventures were to come.
Paul the newsman was staunchly old school, a
strict follower of the traditions and ethics of journal-
ism.
He was a great editor, skilled photographer, and
his concerns for the island and the bay environment
were deep and sincere.
There's too much to say and no time left to thank
him for being my partner at The Islander for 17 years.
But I know he loved it. He just left too soon.
I'll be forever looking for answers, hoping I make
the "Roat" decision.
Because Bird and I, and even my kids, who he
called his "almost children," strived for many years
to be more "Roatful."
Thanks, Maynard. I will forever look for the flash
of green. And here's to your "Deep Blue Good-by."
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Traffic planner
The following simple plan could relieve conges-
tion on island streets and alleviate parking problems
during peak traffic periods. Very little funding is
required. The only difficult part about this plan would
be getting our three city governments to cooperate.
First, conduct a traffic count to determine at what
point congestion and parking problems occur.
Second, issue parking permits to island residents
and to real estate companies for their rental guests.
None of the vehicles belonging to these people would
be affected by this plan.
Third, acquire two programmable signs and place
them at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and East
Bay and at the intersection of Cortez Road and Gulf
Drive.
Fourth, when the traffic count determines that the
saturation point is reached, direct all traffic south to
the Coquina Beach area, which has more than ample
parking area.
I can hear the objections now.
"I'm at Coquina Beach and I want to eat at the
Anna Maria City Pier." Take the trolley.
"I want to shop on Pine Avenue." Take the trol-
ley.
"I'm parked at Manatee Public Beach and I want
to go to Bridge Street." Take the trolley.
"There's standing-room only on the trolleys."
Hey, you' re on island time. We could add trolleys at
peak periods.
"It' 11 put too great a burden on our police force."
I'm sure Holmes Beach Mayor Monti will gladly lend
you personnel.
This plan still leaves the problem of traffic grid-
lock when everyone comes to the island or leaves at
once. But, I'll leave this problem for committees to
hassle with another day
Jack Wilhelm, Holmes Beach


Together we all win
Among the blizzard of communications about
rental laws recently, I have seen a letter from an
island property manager targeting local officials with
inaccurate or incomplete information.
I know these officials to be people of integrity
who care deeply about our community. Personalizing
things contributes to a "them and us" environment in
which little gets accomplished.
We have made good progress in Anna Maria
through responsible collaboration with our elected
officials, Mayor SueLynn in particular, and coopera-
tion among our property managers is working.
Unfortunately, there is a minority who lack an
understanding of our community and its values who
could use reminding from time to time that we mean
to protect the culture and values that have made us
such a desirable destination. Most responsible prop-
erty managers and business owners I know support
legislation that gives reasonable controls to local
government in managing this situation.
We simply seek to remove the threat of draco-
nian measures, particularly 30-day rental minimums,
which can severely harm local businesses and the
jobs that depend on them, which is something we
should all support.
Micheal Coleman, Anna Maria

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By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beau-
tification Committee want residents to report signs
of two plant pests that are new to the area: the olive
scale and the rose rosette disease.
Committee chair Melissa Snyder said she
recently received a bulletin from the University of
Florida warning of the new vermin, which could
cause destruction for gardeners.
"Anyone who grows roses out here, if your roses
start looking like devil canes, instead of normal
thorns, your roses will have 5 million thorns on one
stalk, then you have the virus," she said at the Feb.
5 meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall. "If that hap-
pens, it kills the plant and there is no cure for it."
The rose rosette disease also causes the leaves
of the plant to turn a reddish color.
The other pest Snyder mentioned is remediable.
The olive scale, a bug that resembles a small encrus-
tation on the plant, will latch onto produce, causing
dark purple spots
"It's not doing that much damage yet, it's not
to the crisis proportion, but because we have a lot


Evidence of rose rosette.


of black olives out here, people should report a tree
that's infested," Snyder said.
Olive trees aren't the only plants that can be
affected by the bug. It also will attack various types
of fruit trees. The infestation can be treated bio-
logically with certain parasites and/or oil sprays,
according to the UF IFAS extension website, which
can be found online at edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ch059.
Residents can report a plant pest or disease by
calling Paul L. Hornby, Florida's state plant health
director, at 352-313-3040.


Olive scale. Islander Photos: Courtesy American
Rose Society


HB committee bugs out over possible pests


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Headlines from Feb. 18, 2004
The Florida Department of Community Affairs
said it would issue a ruling on whether Arvida's
planned 898-unit condominium project on Perico
Island meets a Bradenton comprehensive plan amend-
ment. ManaSota-88 director Glen Compton said a
favorable DCA ruling might end his organization's
legal challenge to the project.
Mote Marine Laboratories of Sarasota reported
an outbreak of red tide at Longboat Pass, which sepa-
rates Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Mote
scientists said the algae was moving north and fish
kills had been reported. The algae, karenia brevis,
causes respiratory problems in humans and kills fish.
A Mote scientist said the outbreak was not large and
fish kills were minimal.
Mary Fulford Green, treasurer of the Cortez
Historical Society, said redevelopment of homes in
Cortez into vacation rentals would be difficult because
much of the older homes were on the National Reg-
istry of Historic Places. Green said 97 homes in the
village had been identified in the historic district.
Older Cortez homes on the north side of Cortez Road,
however, were not included, she said.


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New sign ordinance confuses some AM business owners


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's newest sign ordinance, passed Jan.
9, says A-frame signs may no longer be displayed at
businesses.
"The owners get one sign for their business, but it
can't be an A-frame sign," said city building official
Bob Welch.
A menu sign for a restaurant is permitted under
the ordinance, he said, although it can't be an A-frame
sign.
That's got Markus Siegler, owner of Beach Fashion
Boutique, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, confused.
"A-frame signs were permitted when we opened
our business 14 months ago. I was negatively surprised
that this ordinance did not allow the current A-frame
signs," he said.
Siegler, who also operates a concierge business
and has a real estate license, said he agrees with the
idea of uniformity for real estate signs in the city.
"But I don't see the reason to take away an inex-
pensive form of advertising and marketing such as this
small sign," he said. It does not seem fair to penalize
those few businesses that had A-frame signs before the
ordinance passed, he added.
Without the sign pointing toward the boutique,
Siegler said many visitors would not know the bou-
tique exists.
Just a few doors south of Beach Fashion Boutique
is Rudy's Subs and More, 9806 Gulf Drive.

Anna Maria warns
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the problem cre-
ated by contractor and construction worker vehicles
improperly parked can "no longer be tolerated."
Part of the problem is that the city codes are "some-
what ambiguous" as to where construction vehicles can
park, the mayor said.
She and Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substation, are
in agreement, that "our code does allow for enforce-
ment" of contractor and construction vehicles compli-
ance with parking in the direction of traffic flow and
all tires off the road.
The mayor said the MCSO policy is to "educate,
warn and enforce" the code.
On Feb. 11, contractors that work in the city
were emailed about the parking regulations and given
"ample time" for compliance.


Ave., Anna Maria, does not meet
the recently passed signage
ordinance, according to build-
ing official Bob Welch. Islander
Photos: Rick Catlin


Building official Bob Welch said
this sign at 9808 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, does not comply
with the city's sign ordinance.


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Maria, are allowed, building offi-
cial Bob Welch said.


Co-owner Sally Woodward said a code enforce- Menu boards no higher than 4 feet are permitted,
ment officer told her the store's menu sign was OK in Welch noted.


its present location and size.
Welch said that A-frame signs were permitted
under the old ordinance, but they were often placed
inappropriately or were the wrong size. Enforcement
became an issue and the commission decided to elimi-
nate them.


Siegler said he might ask the commission to con-
sider an amendment to grandfather A-frame signs that
existed and were permitted at the time the ordinance
was adopted.
Welch estimated 10-12 A-frame signs in the city
do not conform with the new sign ordinance.


contractors: Mind city parking restrictions
That was the educational phase, the mayor said. were issued to offenders or posted on their vehicles.
The warning phase began Feb. 17, and warnings Warnings will continue until March 3.
L After the warning period, deputies will begin issu-
ing $30 parking citations for any parking infraction by
contractors and construction workers.
%Nam The mayor said she hopes the commission will
address the ambiguities in the parking ordinance
regarding where work vehicles can park.
At present, contractors and construction work-
ers can park where there are "no parking" signs, she
said.
The commission also should address where lawn
service vehicles can park, the mayor said.


Manatee County ,. iiffs Office deputies in Anna
Maria are giving warning notices to contractors and
construction workers that allfour tires must be off
the road. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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HB charter committee discusses adding human resources


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee
had a productive meeting Feb. 13, breezing through
the remainder of an article regarding the city clerk's
duties, and moving into Article 6, which deals with the
treasurer's job.
Committee chair Bob Johnson submitted sample
rewrites that outline the scope and responsibilities,
composition and structure and selection and appoint-
ment for city officers, which led to a discussion on
creating a human resource department through the
charter.
A discussion about duties for the treasurer led to
a discussion about creating a human resource depart-
ment.
\ ki\ [,. there should be a section in the charter
for a human resource department," said committee
member Pam Leckie.
Committee members agreed to discuss the matter
when they reached the work session phase of the char-
ter review.
The current practice for an officer leaving employ-
ment includes an audit by the treasurer and an exit


interview by a human resource specialist, presently a
contract position.
The job was created by Holmes Beach Mayor
Carmel Monti and approved by the city commission
in March 2013 although not without some contro-
versy. Monti was accused by some political adversaries
of violating the charter by hiring a "city manager."
"She's not a department head," Monti said in a
city commission meeting in March 2013. "If this was
a department head position then we would have to go
through (a proposal and bid) process, but I'm autho-
rized to make this decision on my own."
The contract position, filled by Mary Buo-
nagura, expired after six months but was renewed last
August.
The contract outlines Buonagura's responsibilities:
to review and update city employee job descriptions;
update policy and procedure manuals; conduct work-
flow studies; create tools to enhance communication
between employees; and develop professional ethical
standards.
Other duties include the development of organiza-
tional charts, establish a grievance procedure for city
employees and "perform all other duties as assigned


by the mayor."
Monti presented the charter committee with a
formal job description proposal, which he also pre-
sented to city commissioners Feb. 11.
The description lists the position as a human
resource analyst and assigns similar duties as the con-
tracted human resource specialist.
The committee will review Article 7, regarding the
city attorney's duties, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

Committee reviews
5th-member applications
Three applications had been submitted to fill
a vacancy on the Homes Beach Charter Review
Committee to Holmes Beach City Hall as of the
Islander's press time.
The committee has been short one person since
the Jan. 29 resignation of Travis Casper.
Andy Sheridan, David Lester and Carol
Soustek applied. The committee was accepting
applications until Wednesday, Feb. 19, when com-
mittee members planned to discuss the vacancy.


Bradenton Beach looks to suspend gateway project


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs except
the one wanted at the Cortez Bridge entrance into
Bradenton Beach.
Specifically, there will likely be no "Welcome
to Bradenton Beach" sign at the bridge entry to the
city after two years of trying to work with property
owners to no avail and then unsuccessfully with the
Florida Department of Transportation.
The city spent $600 on a new welcome sign
and, while discussion took place at a Feb. 13 city
work session about where to use the sign, it became
apparent that its original location would not be an
option.
The city spent months of negotiations to place the
sign on private property. When that process failed, the
city turned to the state to place the sign on a DOT
right of way.
While not an ideal location for maximum effect
to incoming motorists, it was, at least, a feasible idea
- until recently.
"First DOT told us we needed an engineering
study submitted to the Sarasota office," said Braden-
ton Beach Police Department Lt. John Cosby, who
spearheads capital improvement and community
redevelopment projects.
"In the meantime, DOT has changed its policy
for signs and we have to do a community aesthetic


agreement, and then submit an application to the
state, which requires a whole different set of approval
guidelines," Cosby said.
Cosby said aside from being expensive and
having no guarantee that it will be approved, "We
will be put at the bottom of a long list. I was told the
city of Sarasota has put in for two projects. Those
projects have been at the state for 10 months and they
haven't heard a word."
If that wasn't enough to deter city officials from
continuing the gateway project, Cosby said if the sign
was approved, "It might not stay there, because when
they redo the bridge ramp, that right of way might be
a road."
Cosby suggested having a "Welcome to Braden-
ton Beach" mural painted on the side of the police
department building facing Cortez Road, near the
Gulf Drive intersection.
"I'm at the end of my ropes with this one and
none of our options are good," said Cosby. "The
police department needs to be repainted anyway, and
the chief is OK with it."
Cosby said when the gateway project surfaced
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to be completed that year. All of them were done,
except the gateway project, which has witnessed a
litany of delays.
"I said this sign project would be the easiest one
and now it just won't go away," he said.
Officials discussed possible locations for the sign
already constructed. Suggestions included placing the
sign in front of city hall or at the Bridge Street-Bay
Drive roundabout.
No action was taken, but officials are expected
to take the matter up at a future CIP/CRA meeting.



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Kiwanis hosts speaker:
chamber president
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
for breakfast and a talk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22,
at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The club will host Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens
at 941-778-1383.

Butterfly park benefits
from craft show
The Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park benefits
from the Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival set
to take place Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19-20, at
2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
The show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19 and 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Coquina Beach.
For more information, call 941-518-4431 or go
online to www.tnteventsinc.com.

Latin band to perform at
De Soto National Memorial
De Soto National Memorial will host Panamanian
favorites Los Legendarios Del Ritmo; The Legends of
Rhythm, for a concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
The band performs traditional and contemporary
Panamanian music and has headlined festivals in the
Tampa Bay area.
The event also will feature Jose's Real Cuban res-
taurant serving Cuban pork, rice, and sandwiches.
Admission to the event is free.
Concertgoers should bring a chair or a blanket to
the memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bra-
denton, at the north end of 75th Street West.
For more information, call the park at 941-792-
0458.

Main Street gets lively
Bradenton's Main Street continues to host free
concerts, as well as restaurant vendors and food trucks,
for Main Street Live.
The events take place downtown, 5-10 p.m.
The lineup includes:
Thursday, Feb. 20, Goodbyeeddie, classic
rock.
Saturday, March 15, Big Daddy, contemporary
rock.
Thursday, April 17, Off Shore Riot, reggae
rock.
Thursday, May 15, Gas House Gorilla, danceable
rock.
Thursday, June 19, Kettle of Fish, southern
rock.
For more information, call Realize Bradenton at
941-840-0013.


Rotary revs up for car show
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island's second
annual car show cruises into Holmes Beach Sunday,
Feb. 23.
The vehicles collectible cars and antique vehi-
cles will be staged at Holmes Beach city field, 5801
Marina Drive, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Organizers plan to sell hot dogs, hamburgers and
pizza and award a trophy for the "best car."
For more information, call Susan Dutcher at 941-
254-7255.

Tanzania aid topic for Rotary
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will host
Roger Hayward talking about the organization's work
to improve two hospitals in Tanzania during the lunch
meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The club will meet at noon at the Bridge
Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
Rotary is involved in an effort to reduce the spread
of HIV in Tanzania.
For more information, call Susan Dutcher at 941-
254-7255.

Annie Silver cooks up
spaghetti and meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs are on the menu at the
Annie Silver Community Center Friday, Feb. 21.
The center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach, will
serve the dinner, which includes salad and dessert,
from 5-7 p.m. The price per person will be $6.
Also, bingo is being called at the center on Thurs-
days through the spring. The games take place at 7 p.m.
iii 'ugh N lirch 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for players
to mingle, prepare for play, purchase refreshments and
consider the benefits of becoming members.
The center provides a smoke-free environment.
For more information, call Kit Redeker at 941-
778-1915.

Scouts selling cookies on AMI
The Island Girl Scouts are raising money with
cookie sales for a trip to New York City to participate
in a program at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway.
The cookie price is $4 per box, and the scouts will
have booths set up all around the island, including
alternating with other area troops at the Publix grocery
in Holmes Beach.
Sales will end March 16.
An announcement from the girls in the island
group said, "In addition to providing funds for our
program, selling cookies teaches us valuable life skills
such as goal setting, money management, decision
making and business ethics. Please come on out and
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AMICCO will perform at CrossPointe Fellowship,
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets are $25.
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Verdi's "La Traviata," with the soprano Michelle
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women in science
Two women a scientist and a philanthropist
- are the reasons that Mote Marine Laboratory of
Sarasota came into existence in the 1950s.
Dr. Eugenie "Shark Lady" Clark started the labo-
ratory in 1955 thanks to the dream of philanthropist
Anne Vanderbilt, who envisioned the lab as a place to
bring culture and learning to Southwest Florida.
On Friday, Feb. 21, Mote will launch a "giving
circle" to celebrate and promote women in science -
and philanthropy.
The campaign will begin with a Tea for the Sea,
which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in
The Resort at Longboat Key Club, 3000 Harbourside
Drive, Longboat Key.
Mote supporter Kimberley Carreiro is the chair
of the event. Organizing committee members include
Beatrice Uzielli, Jane Hamburger, Merrill Bonder and
Mary Lou Johnson.
Guests will meet Mote scientists and learn about
their groundbreaking work, while enjoying high tea.
Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities
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For more information or reservations, contact Erin
Knievel at eknievel@ mote.org.
For more information about Mote, call 941-388-
4441.

Bark, bark, give it up for rescues
Dogs for the Earth-Artsfor the Earth spokesdog Tiffy
shows off donations delivered by patrons of the Feb.
14 downtown Holmes Beach Artwalk to help Honor
Animal Rescue, a group striving to foster and adopt
pets rescued in a raid at a failed shelter.
To contribute, visit the store at 5345 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, or call owners Kathy Spawn and Annie
Wier at 941-243-3818.


Giglio has returned to the United States after many
concerts, tours and recordings throughout Europe. In
October 2012, the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh
Young Artists Competition in New York City named
Giglio as semi-finalist.
Hoffman has a bachelor's degree with honors from
Indiana University School of Music and has performed
with opera companies and symphonies throughout the
United States.
Lischetti is a favorite of AMICCO audiences,
having sung the role of Don Jose in "Carmen" and
Alfredo in "La Traviata," as well as making numerous
other guest appearances in past seasons. He graduated
from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y.,
and has enjoyed an operatic career that has taken him
throughout the United States and Germany.
Tickets are available online at www.amicco.org;
at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at
5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; and by calling 941-
896-3899.


Surfing at the center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a demon-
stration of "Island Surfset," an exercise program,
1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Also, the center will
host a jewelry sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27,
with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the non-
profit. For more information or to reserve space at
the demo, call the center at 941-778-1908. Islander
Courtesy Photo


Weekend lesson
Island Gallery West
artist Robert Reiber
will lead a watercolor
demonstration at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Feb.
22, at the gallery, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Reiber is known
for his Florida land-
scapes. For more infor-
mation, call IGW at
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10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Fest, Coquina
Beach, Bradenton Beach. Also takes place Thursday, Feb. 20. Infor-
mation: 352-344-0657.
Noon: Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
2607.
Noon -Anna Maria Island Historical Society annual member-
ship luncheon, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 407-415-
2678.
2 p.m. -The Lifelong Learning Series explores the biological
basis forviolence, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: Information: 941-778-6341.
6:25 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, Feb. 20
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Coquina Beach arts and Crafts Festival and
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park benefit, Coquina Beach, Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
6:25 p.m. Official sunset time.


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Dance Club studio dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi
as part of the seasonal lecture series Feb. 22 at the
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Friday, Feb. 21
1:30 p.m. Island Surfset demo, Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
1908.
5-7 p.m. -Annie Silver Community Center dinner of spaghetti
with meatballs, salad and dessert, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.
6:26 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, Feb. 22
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pines Trailer Park white elephant and bake
sales, Church Avenue and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tingley Memorial Library book sale, 111
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.
1-3 p.m. Introduction to mandalas workshop, Artspace studio
and gallery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-
3835.
2 p.m. -The Friends of the Island Library lecture series pres-
ents ballroom dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-
6341.
5-10 p.m. Bridge Street Merchants bluegrass celebration,
107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
6 p.m. The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher
Organization's Spring Fling dance, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information:
215-906-0668.
6:27 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, Feb. 23
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island car show,
Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-254-7255.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pines Trailer Park white elephant and bake
sales, Church Avenue and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
2 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra's
Opera on Anna Maria Island, featuring an opera concert of Giuseppe
Verdi's "La Traviata," CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.
6:27 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, Feb. 24
6:28 p.m. Official sunset time.

Dancers featured in
library lecture series
The Friends of the Island Library will host Sarabay
Dance Club studio dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi
as part of the seasonal lecture series at the Island
Library.
The lecture and dancing demonstration will take
pace at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The professional dancers will "share their love of
dance and give insight into the many benefits of ball-
room and Latin dance," according to a news release.
Bess Carrier, a student at Sarabay, also will par-
ticipate in the program.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
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Wednesday, Feb. 19
2 p.m.- "Downton Abbey Tea," Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-323-5866.
3 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture on privateers, 4415
119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

Coming up
March 1-2, Mixon Fruit Farms Orange Blossom Festival, Bra-
denton.
March 7-8, Friends of the Island Library book sale, Holmes
Beach.
March 8-9, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest, Holmes
Beach.
March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of
Homes, islandwide.

Save the date
*April 5, Bradenton Marauders' first home game, Bradenton.
*April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day,
countywide.
April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bra-
denton Beach.
*April 12,An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, Anna Maria.
April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

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

'Downton Abbey Tea' set
With a wink to the popular TV show, members of
the Longboat Island Chapel will host the "Downton
Abbey Tea" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Guests are invited to dress in "Downton" fashion.
Organizers plan to serve tea and other refreshments
and have lined up Romanza Strings to provide enter-
tainment.
The chapel is at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key.
For more information or reservations, call Martha
Miller at 941-323-5866.

Garden club to host author
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 19.
The program includes a talk with author and Flor-
ida gardening specialist Chase Landre.
During the meeting, club members also will final-
ize plans for the annual Penny Flower Show, which
will take place Wednesday, March 19.
The club's events and meetings take place at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
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Calendar of ongoing events, activities


Through...
Through March 2, "Shrek: The Musical," Manatee Players,
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Through February, "Round: About" exhibit, Artspace Studio
and Gallery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-
3835.
Through April 15, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 FirstAve. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
888-674-0107.

Wednesday
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
941-708-6130.
Wednesday, 1 p.m., starting Jan. 8, Anna Maria Irish Ceili
dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-779-1416.
Wednesday, through March, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society sells Settlers' Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-779-7688.
First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-3209.
First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
3209.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131.
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club
meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Thursday
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street,
Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
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941-778-3580.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
3209.
Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., guardian ad litem, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Last Thursdays, Seaside Quilters, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 312-315-6212.

Friday
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales' sunset drum circle, Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-0784.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
3132.

Saturday
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Saturday, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton
Farmers' Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida Mari-
time Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-
6120.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breath-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9a.m., Manatee County Junior
Audubon meeting, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Pal-
metto. Information: 941-376-0110.

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Monday
Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.
Information: 941-778-0414.
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Family Game Night, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
941-778-1908.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-254-4972.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting,
Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-779-0564.
Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
meeting, 5801 33rdAve. Court Drive W., G.T Bray Park, Bradenton.
Information: 941-779-4476.

Tuesday
Tuesday, 10 a.m., children's storytime, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting,
Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-794-8044.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202.
Editor's note: Events are subject to change when there is a
holiday
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Bradenton Beach noise ordinance set for commission review


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The public will get another chance to speak up on
a proposed amended noise ordinance.
But, for now, it appears enough compromises have
been made to move the ordinance from the Bradenton
Beach Planning and Zoning Board to the city commis-
sion for final consideration.
While the noise ordinance is not something related
to the land development codes, and not typical for P&Z
review, the process resulted in more public input than
some prior ordinances.
The Feb. 12 P&Z meeting was the third meeting
for the board and city staff to discuss what some con-
sider to be the heart of the ordinance, which includes
decibel levels, outdoor entertainment and time restric-
tions.
City planner Alan Garrett said they were the top
three items mentioned during public input, a process
Garrett maintained from the beginning was the most
important component in getting the ordinance right for
everyone.
Outdoor entertainment was of the highest concern
during public comment, Garrett said.
"So keeping that in mind, we've defined what out-
door entertainment is and what indoor entertainment
is," said Garrett. "To do that, we had to make sure we
defined what an enclosed building is."
Garrett said an example of an enclosed building,
four walls and a roof, would be the BridgeTender
Dockside Bar and Grill. The establishment has a large
sliding glass door and Garrett said when the door is
closed, it would be considered an indoor establish-


'To do my duty to God and my country'
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New Bradenton Beach city clerk Janet "Jamie"
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the Feb. 12 planning and zoning board meeting.
They were familiarizing themselves with operations.
Anderson started work Feb. 3 and Dalton's first day
was Feb. 10. Islander Photo: Mark Young

ment.
Garrett tentatively scheduled indoor and outdoor
entertainment hours from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., at which
time outdoor entertainment would have to cease, while
indoor entertainment would be subject to decibel-level
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suggested a special exception permit be required for
any business wanting to play music indoors after 10
p.m.
Doreen Flynn, bar manager of the Drift-In, 120
Bridge St., questioned the need of a special exception
permit, saying she's been monitoring noise outdoors at
the Drift-In during hours of live entertainment.
"It doesn't even come close to the 65 decibels,"
she said, adding that eliminating or restricting the abil-
ity to have live indoor entertainment for businesses
would be destructive.
Flynn said live entertainment after 10 p.m. is a
necessity for indoor establishments. She said the hours
of 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. are the busiest times and wanted any
notion of requiring a special exception permit elimi-
nated from the ordinance.
Garrett instead suggested extending the indoor
entertainment hours to 8 a.m.-1 a.m. with decibel
levels remaining at 65 after 10 p.m.
Garrett said for situations where a business wanted
to extend hours of music beyond 1 a.m., it would then
require a special exception in order to justify it to the
city.
P&Z member Dawn Betts moved to recommend
approval of the amended noise ordinance to the city
commission.
The motion passed 4-0. Three P&Z members were
not present.
The ordinance will now go before the city commis-
sion for review at two public hearings. The next city
meeting is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at city hall, 107
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Sandbar drainage plan approved, but not parking


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Parking is a subject in Anna Maria where any two
people can have three opinions on the subject.
Parking was once again at the forefront of a public
hearing when the planning and zoning board met Feb.
4 to hear the Sandbar Restaurant's site plan for a drain-
age swale along a beach access. The site plan also
included adding a parking lot on vacant property at
Spring Avenue and Gulf Drive.
City planner Alan Garrett said staff recommends
parking be allowed on the lot only for restaurant
employees and valet parking service.
Under the site plan, vehicles could only enter from
Gulf Drive and exit east onto Spring Avenue.
But former City Commissioner Gene Aubry, now
a P&Z board member, argued the Sandbar has enough
parking for its seating at the restaurant.
"This city has plenty of parking. Why do we need
another lot?" he asked.
"We're paving paradise," he said.


Engineer Lynn Burnett, representing the Sandbar,
said too many people are parking in the restaurant's
parking lot and going to the beach, not the restaurant
or gift shop.
Aubry responded it's not the city's job to ensure
parking spaces are properly used by a customer of the
business.
"Let them hire somebody to go around and check
cars to make sure people in them are using the facility
and not just beachgoers," he suggested.
Member Mike Coleman, who recused himself
from voting because of a business relationship with
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles, said the board is obligated
to recommend approval if the site plan meets the city's
requirements for "substantial, competent evidence" in
its codes and ordinances.
Coleman, who filed his recusal with city attorney
Jim Dye, said he decided not to vote on the issue to
remove "any doubt" because of his business dealings
with Chiles in Pine Avenue Restoration LLC.
Aubry, however, was not done.


Closures to be limited for Cortez Bridge rehab


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Fears by many island residents that a rehabilita-
tion of the Cortez Bridge might become a repeat of
the 1999 project appear groundless, according to the
Florida Department of Transportation.
During the 1999 DOT maintenance project on the
Cortez Bridge, the plan to divert traffic for 30 days to
State Road 64-Manatee Avenue to access and exit the
island from the mainland stretched to almost 45 days.
It resulted in what some long-term residents called
a "nightmare" for motorists coming to and from the
beach, as well as for businesses in Cortez and Bra-
denton Beach.
That's not going to happen this time around, said
Robin Stublen of the DOT's Bartow office.
"The Cortez Bridge will not be closed during the


repair project," Stublen said.
"We will have fli *,_in operations on the bridge
from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. During repairs, they may be
extending bridge raising for durations of up to 15 min-
utes. These openings will happen from midnight to 5
a.m. only," he said.
If an emergency vehicle needs to cross the bridge,
they will call the bridgetender and the draw will imme-
diately be lowered.
The Cortez maintenance project is expected to take
nine months to complete.
The project is not related to DOT plans for the
long-term future of the bridge, but designed to keep the
bridge functional for another 10 years while the DOT
plans and budgets for the ultimate fate of the bridge,
which could be more repairs or replacement.


"Well, I'm saying it's a health, safety and welfare
issue for a parking lot at that location and that's cer-
tainly part of our code."
The board voted 5-0 to recommend approval of
the site plan, but without the added parking lot.
Garrett said the public hearing on the recommen-
dation and site plan will be on the city commission's
agenda for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.
In other matters, the board elected Sue Ellen
Wilson as chair for the coming year and Aubry as vice
chair.
Members and the gallery gave outgoing chair Tom
Turner a standing ovation. Turner is retiring after serv-
ing the board almost 35 years at one time or another,
including many years as chairman.


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Anna Maria's new planning and zoning board chair
Sue Ellen Wilson says goodbye to outgoing chair
Tom Turner at the board's Feb. 4 meeting. Turner
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Newsracks, trolley shelters, dinghy docks discussed


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A Feb. 13 Bradenton Beach work session for city
commissioners involved a little bit of everything, but
learning that Manatee County will not hold up its
pledge to fund $33,000 in trolley shelter construction
from two years ago was a highlight.
Mayor Bill Shearon announced that an internal
audit caught the fact that the city never billed the
county for the shelters that were to be funded with
MCAT money.
It was just one item of a growing list of problems
that Shearon said past administrations left in their
wake.
Bradenton Beach Police Department Lt. John
Cosby said he met with county officials, who agreed
to fast track the money back to the city, but not before
they received a more professional request for funds.
"We just have to put together a more comprehen-
sive package with a better explanation of the finan-
cials and how we decided on the contractor," said
Cosby. "Basically, they just want it presented as more
of a proposal, rather than, 'Where is our money?'"

Dinghy dock refund
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
worked with the city to ensure federal funding was
available for the replacement of the floating dock adja-
cent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier following dam-
ages in June 2012 by Tropical Storm Debby.
Now the federal government may want its money
back sort of.
Cosby said that a letter requesting the city pay
back the government for the floating dock repairs may,
or may not, be coming, but, if it arrives, it is only
because of a paperwork error.
"It was supposed to be submitted as a mitigation
project because we made the footprint smaller," said
Cosby. "Somewhere along the line between here,
Atlanta and Washington, D.C., someone changed the


New modular newsracks were installed around Feb.
11 at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The installation
brings the location into compliance with an ordi-
nance passed by the city in 2012. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

language from 'mitigation' to 'approved' project."
Cosby said it's not an issue because the city has
the appropriate documentation.
"We have the backups to prove it was mitiga-
tion and we've already filed a protest," he said. "We
haven't heard anything back, but if they do challenge
it, I would strongly urge we file the appeal, because
we have all the documents showing we filed it cor-
rectly."
FEMA already has provided the city about $70,000
in reimbursement funds for the dock repairs.
Cosby said it is unlikely FEMA's complaint will
go any further, because they are aware that it was an
error in language not committed by the city.
Even if the message is somehow lost, Cosby said
it could be 10 years before the city receives anything
else from FEMA.


1 1. \ I A is just now putting notices out on projects
in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina," he said.
In other matters, public works director Tom Woo-
dard said modular newsracks at the pier have been
replaced.
They are the first to be replaced since the city
passed an updated newsrack ordinance in 2012 with
the help of area publishers to bring news racks up to
date in looks and safety standards.
The intent to replace the remaining new racks
throughout the city has been put on hold due to bud-
getary restraints. The city agreed during the ordinance
process to pay for concrete pads at some of the other
proposed newsrack locations.
Those funds have not been budgeted in the past
two fiscal years.
Woodard also updated city officials that a storm-
water drainage pipe at the eastern end of Second Street
South is failing.
The city spent $40,000 in 2013 to repave Second
Street South. The bayside street end was left unpaved
because a problem with a storm drain pipe under the
road was discovered by the contractor.
Woodard gave notice that the estimated $25,000
to fix the pipe is not in the city's current stormwa-
ter budget and would first have to be budgeted, then
scheduled for work at a future date.
That conversation led to city officials discussing
street ends and beach accesses in general.
"We need to do a complete inventory of our street
ends and rights of way," said Shearon.
The city is conducting an "experiment" at the end
of 25th Street North where public parking is being
considered.
"It's a parking test-run kind of deal," said
Shearon.
The city is currently having a parking space count
conducted and building official Steve Gilbert said it
should be completed soon as part of an overall look at
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Scenic Waves nominates officers for March election


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Scenic Waves Partnership Committee is
gaining new members, and plans are set to conduct
an annual officer election at the next meeting, 3 p.m.
Monday, March 3.
The board discussed the possibility of electing co-
chairs at its January meeting and, after confirming the
option in its bylaws, Tjet Martin was nominated for to
serve with current chair Carl Parks.
Parks praised Martin's enthusiasm, work ethic and
knowledge of Scenic Waves activities.
Current vice-chair Jake Spooner was nominated
and accepted another one-year term.
Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid
McClellan has been serving as acting secretary/trea-
surer for Scenic Waves, the advisory board responsible
for reviewing projects for the state-designated scenic
highway and making recommendations to the city
commission.
McClellan again was nominated, but turned it
down with an announcement that she will be resign-
ing in May her 18-year position with KMB.


McClellan said the new executive director would
continue to serve on Scenic Waves, and she will end
her time with KMB and Scenic Waves in May.
She said a new KMB executive director is expected
to be named at the board's Feb. 20 meeting.
In one of her final actions with KMB and Scenic
Waves, McClellan said Bradenton Beach's Tree City
USA status has successfully been renewed.
She also hopes to see a long-standing KMB, Scenic
Waves and Bridge Street Merchants project come to
fruition before she exits her position.
The Gulf Drive and Bridge Street roundabout has
been targeted for a landscape upgrade for more than a
year. Working through city procedures and the Florida
Department of Transportation permitting process has
slowed the project.
The city passed a maintenance agreement in Janu-
ary, which opens the door for KMB to hire a landscape
architect to bring the project's design up to DOT per-
mitting standards.
KMB is partially funding the project with the
Bridge Street Merchants expected to fund a second
phase when monies become available.


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McClellan also serves as the chair of the Palma
Sola Scenic Highway Committee, and Bradenton
Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson reported Palma
Sola may want to absorb Bradenton Beach's Scenic
Waves committee.
"The idea came up seven years ago and this group
turned it down," said Robertson. "But with a proposal
to connect Holmes Beach to Bradenton Beach with a
multi-use trail, it's being proposed again and there are a
lot of pros and cons for this committee to consider."
Martin said she would be opposed to Scenic
Waves being absorbed into Palma Sola, but welcomes
the Palma Sola committee to attend the city's Scenic
Waves meetings.
"There may be more grant opportunities if we
work together, but we need more information," said
Martin.
McClellan said there has been no discussion about
joining the two scenic highway committees into one
organization.
"What's going on is that Palma Sola Scenic High-
way is trying to extend the scenic highway designation
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SCENIC WAVES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
farther into Holmes Beach on Manatee Avenue, but
that application was sent back saying it needed more
work," said McClellan.
She said it's been approved at the local level
through the city of Holmes Beach, but DOT will make
the decision.
"We are just waiting to see there is a need to
rewrite the application," she said. "If there is one,
and this committee has an interest in combining with
Palma Sola, we can add that in the rewrite."
Committee members generally agreed that more



By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
203 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria, a 696 sfla / 832
sfur 2bed/lIbath home built in 1952 on a 63x138 lot
was sold 01/22/14, Spahn to Stern for $1,450,000; list
$1,495,000.
214 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,189 sfla / 4,647
sfur 6bed/512bath/2car pool home built in 2013 on a
52x145 lot was sold 01/30/14, Ideal Island Properties
LLC to Twenty One Properties LLC for $1,325,000;
list $1,345,000.
113 Gull Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,447 sfla / 3,165
sfur 3bed/2bath/lIcar canalfront pool home built in
1969 on a 91x100 lot was sold 01/24/14, Mason to
Fisher for $850,000; list $849,900.
4118 Fifth Ave., Unit A, Villas on Fifth, Holmes
Beach, a 2,786 sfla / 3,748 sfur 6bed/3/2bath/2car
land condo with pool built in 2009 was sold 01/29/14,
Pakbaz to Matthias for $775,000.
5606 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Barefoot Bungalows,
Holmes Beach, a 1,040 sfla / 1,502 sfur condo with
pool built in 1957 was sold 01/29/14, Matthias to
Bayer for $565,000; list $598,000.
524 Blue Heron Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,653 sfla /
2,173 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1980 on a 122x119
lot was sold 01/30/14, King to Anna Maria Costal
Homes LLC for $502,000; list $510,000.


information was needed to consider a merger.

Scenic Waves seeks input for priority projects
Whether it's grant opportunities or projects to con-
sider, the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee, after
almost two years of self-admitted stagnancy, is looking
ahead to again becoming more active in the city.
With three new members, and new city leadership,
the committee is once again being placed at the fore-
front of projects associated with the scenic highway
- Gulf Drive.
City Commissioner Janie Robertson, liaison to

Island real estate transactions
8806 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, a 936 sfla / 1,359
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1976 on a
50x100 lot was sold 01/29/14, Chritton to Toehold on
45th Street LLC for $465,000; list $522,000.
113 31st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,602 sfla / 2,444
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 2002 on a
50x105 lot was sold 01/24/14, HSBC Bank to Mattes
for $450,000; list $450,000.
7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Tiffany Place, Holmes
Beach, a 1,610 sfla / 1,790 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/29/14, Jones to
Wadsworth for $420,000.
6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 262, WI\l.,biy Point and
Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,266 sfla / 1,458 sfur
2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold
01/27/14, Zeller to Suzor for $370,000; list $379,000.
502 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,214 sfla
/ 1,660 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1958
on a 75x120 lot was sold 01/29/14, Thornton to Katz
for $325,000.
2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 206, Club Bamboo, Bra-
denton Beach, a 735 sfla lbed/ bath condo with shared
pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Perez to Misci
LLC for $315,000.
201 35th St., Unit 5, Anna Maria Beach Place,
Holmes Beach, a 630 sfla lbed/lbath condo with
shared pool built in 1969 was sold 01/23/14, Kreps to


Scenic Waves, pledged the committee's importance
to the city.
"The mayor made public that this committee will
be more involved," said Robertson. "In other words,
this committee will not be bypassed."
Mayor Bill Shearon then apologized for bypassing
the committee on a Florida Department of Transporta-
tion proposal to enhance lighting at the Bridge Street-
Gulf Drive roundabout.
Shearon said it wasn't intentional not to include
Scenic Waves. He then shifted the conversation to
topics to be considered in the future.



Morel for $283,000; list $318,000.
3801 E. Bay Drive, Unit 108, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 1,121 sfla / 1,222 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1981 was sold 01/27/14, Lawrence
to Abela for $265,000; list $279,000.
2515 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,584 sfla / 1,674
sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1970 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 01/28/14, Cozart to Derwent Investments
LLC for $259,900.
3000 Gulf Drive, Unit 6, Palm Cay, Holmes
Beach, a 756 sfla Ibed/lIbath condo with shared pool
built in 1980 was sold 01/29/14, Bray to Maclaren for
$205,000; list $219,900.
2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Club Bamboo, Braden-
ton Beach, a 681 sfla Ibed/lIbath condo with shared
pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Perez to Misci
LLC for $205,000.
2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 202, Club Bamboo, Braden-
ton Beach, a 681 sfla Ibed/lIbath condo with shared
pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Tomasko to
Misci LLC for $199,000.
2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 202, Club Bamboo, Braden-
ton Beach, a 609 sfla Ibed/lIbath condo with shared
pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Aqua Props LLC
to Misci LLC for $135,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.


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Alleged string of lies lands boater in jail


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A U.S. Coast Guard patrol on board its vessel
observed a boat cruising in Sarasota Bay Feb. 8 near
the 2000 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton
Beach.
The boat was operating without navigational
lights and was stopped. Coast Guard personnel
Observed a man who appeared to
be intoxicated and contacted the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office. A
deputy conducted a field sobriety test
at Coquina Beach.
After determining the suspect
Dibell failed the test, the suspect was arrested
for misdemeanor boating under the
influence and transported to the Manatee County jail,
where he gave the name of a 45-year-old Chiefland
man, who turned out to be a relative of the suspect.
Later that day, James Dibell, 44, of Chiefland, was
additionally charged with another misdemeanor for
providing a false name to law enforcement.
Dibell also was wanted on a felony burglary war-
rant out of Bradenton.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office initially
processed Dibell under the false name he provided,
which initiated false criminal proceedings against his
relative.
Because the deception led to another person being
charged with a crime, Dibell's alleged crime of pro-
viding a fake name to law enforcement was elevated

Island watch
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria sub-
station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police,
941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-
5804.
In emergencies, call 911.


to a felony charge, criminal use of fraudulent identi-
fication.
According to the last of three probable cause
affidavits filed in this case, the relative told police it
wasn't the first time Dibell had used his name after
being arrested, which has caused problems for him
in the past.
Dibell was booked into the Manatee County jail
and held on $1,500 bond. As of Islander press time,
he remained in custody. Dibell is scheduled to be
arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Manatee
County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton.

Sex offender lists Cortez
Bridge for address
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has
listed convicted sex offender as a "transient (boater)
offshore by the Cortez Bridge."
According to the FDLE website, the offender, 53,
was found guilty in 1989 in Ohio of attempted statu-
tory rape. He has completed his sentence and is no
longer under supervision.
However, Florida law requires all convicted sex
offenders to list their current address with the FDLE.
He came to Florida from Texas, according to the
website.
Another sex offender lives in the 4200 block of
129th Street West in Cortez, according to the data-
base.
Holmes Beach has one convicted sex offender
living in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, while Bra-
denton Beach has one convicted sex offender residing
in the 2500 block of Avenue C.
The FDLE records show no convicted sex offend-
ers living in Anna Maria.


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Feb. 6, 300 block of Iris Street, information. A
complainant said a caretaker was hired for client's
residence. The client terminated the caretaker and the
employer was attempting to get back $1,492 already
paid for services that are no longer needed. Phone calls
and emails were unsuccessful in getting a response
from the employee.
Feb. 3, 800 block North Shore Drive, fraudulent
use of a debit card. A complainant reported that some-
one obtained his debit card information and used it on
multiple occasions to withdraw $2,260.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
Feb. 7, 10300 block of Cortez Road West, bur-
glary. A complainant observed a section of fence was
cut at a boatyard. Investigating further, a boat motor
was missing on a vessel close to where the fence had
been cut.
Feb. 8,4500 block of 124th Street West, burglary
An unknown person gained entry into a home and stole
several unlisted items.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Reports not posted.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
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receives state award
West Manatee Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pol-
lock has been named the Florida Fire Chiefs Associa-
tion Executive Fire Officer of the Year.
j The award is given annually by
the FFCA to the executive fire officer
who demonstrates ongoing leadership
and commitment to the fire service, a
WMFR press release from battalion
chief Tom Sousa said.
Pollock Pollock wrote a grant for the
WMFR that upgraded the 800 mhz
radio system used by emergency service providers in
the region. The grant of more than $1 million allowed
the region to replace radios, which brought the fire dis-
tricts into P25 compliance with state requirements.
Pollock also was the grant administrator and wrote
the interlocal agreements and overall contract to imple-
ment the system.
He also is a member of the Florida Executive Fire
Officers committee tasked with assisting the Florida
Bureau of Fire Standards training in developing fire
officer III and IV training certifications.
Pollock will be recognized by Florida Gov. Rick
Scott and the cabinet with a resolution, the release
said.

Merchants host
rock 'n' roll night
A crowd gathers Jan. 25 .
around tables in the center .
of the lot that hosts the 4 ,i o ,, .,
Bridge Street Market on .
Sunday. Rock 'n'Roll Night .
guests perused shops and -
vendor booths and enjoyed -_
live music and food and
drink. This week from 5-10
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, the
merchants are hosting Blue-
grass Night, featuring State
Road 64, and welcoming
everyone to enjoy a night
under the stars. Islander
Photo: Jennifer Glenfield


Deborah Kaye
Yarbrough Murphree
Deborah Kaye Yarbrough Murphree, 61, of Bra-
denton, died Feb. 5. She was born Aug. 12, 1952, in
Dallas.
She retired after 30 of service at UPS.
l She had a contagious smile,
laughed often and loved to cook and
entertain. She was a member of the
cAnna Maria Island Privateers, the
B nonprofit local organization that sup-
ports kids and community, with the
Murphree pirate name of "Stumbles." She will
now enter the ship's Davey Jones
Honor Roll with privileged member status.
Her greatest passion was her family.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, Feb 22, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Mrs. Murphree is survived by her husband of 39
years, Roger L.; son Eric; daughter-in-law Elizabeth;
six grandchildren; sisters JoAnn, Constance, Jennifer
and Rebecca; brothers Doyce III and Jon; and numer-
ous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great
nephews.


Therese Lillian Johnsen
Therese Lillian Johnsen, of Holmes Beach, died
Feb. 7. She was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Staten Island,
N.Y.
During World War II, she became engaged to
Walter Sverre Johnsen, who returned from combat
at Anzio in a body cast. They were married July 7,
1945.
Mrs. Johnsen supported her husband as he co-
founded Armel Electronics Inc., a
manufacturer of electronic connec-
tors, standoff terminals and relay
U sockets for the burgeoning aerospace
and military markets.
They built a home in Saddle
Johnsen River, N.J., where they raised four
children. She worked in high-end
residential real estate sales for many years, and was
one of the leading brokers in the state.
On retiring, the couple moved to Ridgewood,
N.J., and then to Holmes Beach. She was a loving
wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She enjoyed animals, the beach and long walks. Her
greatest pleasure was spending time with her family.
Burial will be with her husband at Sarasota
National Cemetery in Sarasota. Memorial donations
may be made to Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation
Center Inc., P.O. Box 1449, Anna Maria FL 34216, or
on the website at www.wildlifeinc.org.
Mrs. Johnsen is survived by her children, Walter
Craig and wife Wendy of New York, N.Y., Karen and
husband Michael Smith of Holmes Beach, Edward of
Califon, N.J., and Lynn and husband Marcus of Bra-
denton; grandchildren Walter D., Michael S. Smith,
Kristopher Smith, Michelle Sporn, Kristina Huefner,
Edward II, Daniel, and Lauren Roundtree; great-grand-
children Landon Sporn, Logan Sporn and Andrew
Huefner.

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


Several years ago, The Islander
was invited to take part in a digital
newspaper pilot project with the Uni-
versity of Florida George A. Smathers
Libraries.
It's simple, easy and available
24/7.
The next step in our quest to be
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is a digital photo library. Soon, you'll
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back to the first editions of The Islander


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the lives of islanders.
As for now, there's 21 years, 52
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Book your date: AME Spring Fling 'Prom' approaches


The Anna Maria Elementary School's Spring Fling
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center will be a
prom-themed dance party.
So dress for the occasion. The event will be held
6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
The Anna Maria Elementary Parent Teacher Orga-
nization event will have an auction of donated items, as
well as student artwork and a live painting entertain-
ment by local artist Doran Pierce.
Also, a roller derby team, the North River Ren-


Funding is needed to replace rusted picnic tables at
Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photos:
Jennifer Glenfield


AME calendar
Thursday, Feb. 20, third-quarter progress
reports.
6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Spring Fling,
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, author Howard
Binko visits the AME media center.
7:50-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, volunteers'
breakfast, AME cafeteria.
3:15 p.m. Monday, March 3, School Advisory
Committee meeting, AME media center.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, early
release.
Friday, March 7, second-grade field trip to
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.


egades, will be serving cocktails on skates. T
The evening's menu of appetizers includes Mr.
Bones BBQ baby back ribs, sushi from Ocean Star, i, ,
Sandbar brushetta and wings, peel-n-eat shrimp from H
The City Pier Restaurant, the Feast's baked brie and
spinach and artichoke dip. Mar Vista, Waterfront and
Tortilla Bay also will be donating starters. Dinner will -
include Caesar salad, chicken Marsala, roast beef, red- -'
skin mashed potatoes and green beans. Harry's Conti- -
nental Kitchens famous brownies, assorted treats from ,iH ~
Ginny & Jane E's at the Old IGA and Piece of Cake -
Design's cake pops will round out the tablefare.
The Spring Fling is the largest AME-PTO fund-
raiser of the year, and organizers are hoping to raise
at least $50,000 this year.
Tickets are $40 per person, $250 for a table of ...
eight. They can be purchased at the school; Anna Maria ..
Donuts, 210 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; and Junk in the
Trunk, 7808 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is at Anna Maria Elementary fourth-graders Ange-
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. lina Padilla and Gabrielle Sanchez get help from
For more information, call event chair Laurie Hig- Michelle Laade and Rebecca Connor on a painting
gins at 941-448-5624. that will be auctioned at the PTO Spring Fling.

AME has needs aplenty for prom funds


The teachers at Anna Maria Elementary submit-
ted their wish lists to the Parent Teacher Organization
when planning began for the Feb. 22 Spring Fling.
The wish list, which amounts to more than $50,000,
includes school supplies, as well as both maintenance
services and playground equipment.
'The hope is that the Spring Fling will raise enough
money to get through a good portion of the wish list,"
said Monica Simpson, FPTO president.
Teachers asked for textbooks that meet Common
Core standards and character education books, a genre
that teaches ethical decision-making, part of a school-
wide character education program.
Kindergarten and first-grade teachers asked for
$200 each fpr their classroom libraries.
Simpson said any money for tech support would
be held until there is clear direction from the Manatee
County School District.
"The school district is going through a major tran-
sition phase with the tc.-hnim,,1,,'.v they want to use in
the district going forward," she said. "Any money that
might be used for t1.- hn, ,1, ,.' will most likely be held
until (AME) knows for sure where the district is going.


They are moving away from Apple products, which
have been the staple of kt.ui nl .,'\ for ages."
Replacement of the jungle-gym dome removed
from the AME playground before winter break also
made the wish list. The old equipment was rusted,
broken and could not be repaired.
Additionally, picnic tables in front of the school
must be replaced due to rust.
Also on the wish list are volunteers for mainte-
nance services. The FPTO maintains a fish tank in the
lobby and some campus landscaping.
The Spring Fling is 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave, Anna Maria.
Tickets at $40 can be purchased at the school, 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call FPTO member-Spring
Fling organizer Laurie Higgins 941-448-5624.


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Thursday, Feb. 20
Breakfast: Biscuit and Sausage Patty.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Lasagna Rolls, Chef
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Beans, Baby Carrots, Fresh Fruit Cup
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Monday, Feb. 24
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Hot Dog, Grilled Cheese, Chef Salad with Egg,
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Tuesday, Feb.25
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Burrito.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Italian Meat Sauce, Vegetarian
Garden Salad with Egg, Seasoned Pasta, Steamed Broccoli,
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Pork Sausage Patty and Toast.
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2 AMI flag football teams chase perfect seasons


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
NFL Flag Football continues to be the sport to
follow at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
with games played nightly on the center field in age
groups ranging from the youngest in the instructional
division to adults in the over-age-30 division.
Two teams in the center's youth leagues are half-
way to perfect regular season records. Beach Bistro
Buccaneers leads the 8-10 division with a 5-0 record,
one win ahead of second-place West Coast Air & Heat-
ing Dolphins, which is 4-1. Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings
sits at 3-2, a half game ahead of fourth place Beach
Bum Patriots with Manatee Diagnostic Ravens, Dojo
Martial Arts Cowboys and LPAC Cardinals following
in the standings.
LPAC Cardinals are the other team still in the hunt
for a perfect season. They are 6-0, a half game ahead
of Sandbar Colts, which is alone in second place with a
6-1 record. Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers are
3-1, the only other team in the division with a winning
record. Bark & Company Realty Ravens occupy fourth
place with a 2-5 record, while Eat Here Redskins at
1-5 and 0-5 Will C. Photos Falcons complete the stand-
ings.
The standings are tight in the 14-17 division with
the 6-1 Mr. Bones Bengals on top, closely followed by
Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers, boasting a 5-2 record.
The Feast Broncos, West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars
and Integrity Sound Lions are tied for third place
with matching 4-3 records. Swordfish Grill Browns
at 3-4, Sun Bears at 2-5 and the winless Waterfront
Restaurant Cowboys complete the 14-17 standings.

Center seeking players for
new corn hole league
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
expanding its sports offerings, creating a corn hole
league for players of any skill level.
The games will begin Thursday, Feb. 27, and
continue Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. for eight
weeks.
Individual registration is $20 for members, $25
for non-members.
Pair registration is $40 for members, $50 for
non-members.
Registration is required by Feb. 24.
For more information, contact Matt Ray at 941-
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unbeaten LPAC Cardinals' 35-27 victory Feb. 10 over
fourth place Bark & Company Realty Ravens.
Quarterback Joey Stewart was cooly efficient in
the victory for the Cardinals, completing 13 of 20
passes, including three that went for touchdowns.
Tyler Pearson also had a big day, catching one touch-
down pass and running for two more, and adding an
extra point for good measure. Joey Altashaw added
three catches, including one for a touchdown and a
pair of extra points, while Zach Fernandez had a pair
of catches, a touchdown and an extra point in the vic-
tory.
Hagen Powers paced the Cardinal defense with
five flag pulls, while Andrew Proctor added an inter-
ception and Fernandez chipped in with a safety.
Bathie Thiam played well for Bark & Company
Ravens, completing 18 of 22 passes, including four
that went for touchdowns. Leo Tilelli was his favorite
target with five catches and two touchdowns, while
John Smith added four catches, two for touchdowns.
Dalton Guthrie, Alex Rodriguez and Thiam each added
extra points on offense for the Ravens.
In other 11-13 division action Feb. 10, Sandbar
Colts thrashed Eat Here Redskins 48-22.
In 8-10 division action last week, West Coast Air
& Heat Dolphins swam past Dojo Cowboys by a 24-6
score, while Manatee Diagnostic Ravens dropped a
6-0 heartbreaker to Beach Bum Patriots during Feb.
15 flag football action.
LPAC Cardinals completed the 8-10 division
games Feb. 10 with an 18-13 victory over Manatee
Diagnostic Ravens.
West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars got the 14-17 divi-
sion games started Feb. 15 with a 37-20 victory over
Swordfish Grill Browns, while Mr. Bones Bengals
closed the 14-17 division games last week with a 27-7
victory over Sun Bears.

Horseshoe news
Four teams emerged from pool play and were left
to battle for the day's championship during Feb. 15
action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Bruce Copeland and Bob Palmer edged Dom
Livedoti and Bruce Munro 23-19 in the first semifi-
nal match, while Bob Mason and Leo Hutton easily
dispatched Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe by a 22-8
score in the second semifinal game.
It was all Mason-Hutton in the final, as they
destroyed Copeland-Palmer 21-5 to earn the day's
bi._''inii' rights.
Three teams advanced to the knockout round
during Feb. 12 horseshoe action. Gene Bobeldyk
and John Crawford drew the bye into the finals and
watched as Paul Sheatler and Bruce Munro advanced
with an easy 21-5 victory over Rod Bussey and Norm
Good. Sheatler-Munro stayed hot, defeating Bobeldyk
and Crawford 24-11 in the championship match.


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There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
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Key Royale golf news
Mike Lovell, Marvin Gagmini and Bob Lang all
posted Stableford plus-4 scores Feb. 10 to finish in
a three-way tie for first during a nine-hole, modified
Stableford golf match. The team of Bill Koche, Jerry
Landkammer, Lovell and Jack Isherwood finished with
a combined score of plus 5 to take first place in the
team competition.
The men played a nine-hole scramble Feb. 13 and
the team of Tim Friesen, John Estok and Jon Holcomb
combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab clubhouse brag-
ging rights for the day.

AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
5-7 division
Feb. 28 6 p.m. Beaches RE vs. Miller Electric
March 3 6 p.m. A&E vs. Beaches RE

8-10 Division
Feb. 19 6 p.m. Bistro vs. Dolphins
Feb. 21 6 p.m. Cowboys vs. Tyler's Ice Cream
Feb. 21 7 p.m. Bistro vs. Beach Bums
Feb. 22 9 a.m. LPAC vs. Tyler's Ice Cream
Feb. 22 10 a.m. Manatee Diagnostic vs. Cow-
boys
Feb. 24 6 p.m. Bistro vs. Manatee Diagnostic

11-13 Division
Feb. 21 8 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Will C. Photos
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Beach to Bay vs. Ravens
Feb. 22 12 p.m. Sandbar vs. LPAC
Feb. 22 1 p.m. Will C. Photos vs. Eat Here
Feb. 24 7 p.m. Sandbar vs. Will C. Photos
Feb. 24 8 p.m. Eat Here vs. LPAC

14-17 Division
Feb. 20 6 p.m. Bengals vs. Integrity Sound

18 & Over Division
Feb. 19 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. Slim's Place
Feb. 19 8 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Agnelli Pool
Feb. 19 9 p.m. Duffy's vs. Beach Bistro

30 & Over Division
Feb. 20 7 p.m. Island Gourmet vs. Jessie's
Feb. 20 8 p.m. Ross Built vs. Agnelli Pool
Feb. 20 9 p.m. IRE vs. Tyler's

Adult Volleyball
March 4 6:30 p.m. Duncan RE vs. Southern Greens
March 4 7:30 p.m. Duncan RE vs. Discount Signs
March 4 8:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Discount
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In betweeners: 'tween fronts, 'tween fishing seasons


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Fishing around Anna Maria Island is heating up,
especially between cold fronts. With temps in the 80s
and light winds, we have the perfect recipe for a suc-
cessful day on the water.
Typically, the water is clea so clear in fact that
you can easily see the bottom on the nearshore and
offshore reefs. In conditions like this, it's nice to just
look over the side of the boat and watch the fish navi-
gate the structure. Much can be learned by taking the
time to explore the reef activity.
The same applies on the flats where you can
memorize the terrain a helpful exercise for future
flats fishing.
Finally, now is the time to get out on the water and
enjoy the sunshine the fish seem to enjoy it, too.
On my own adventures, I' m finding good numbers
of fish along the beaches. Pompano are responding
to small jigs tipped with a piece of fresh-cut shrimp.
The tower helps spot schools of fish, which we then
circle and cast. If you can place a jig in front of the
fish, they' 11 probably eat. You also can expect to catch
a number of bluefish and mackerel, which is entertain-
ing between pompano bites.
Structure in Tampa Bay is proving prosperous for
sheepshead, Key West grunts and mangrove snapper.
The sheepshead bite is gradually improving. I'm notic-
ing many fish staging up on sandy bottoms adjacent to
structure. In a couple of weeks, all of these fish will
arrive on the reefs to spawn. As of now, fish 1-3 pounds
are the norm, although 5 pounders are attainable.
As for the grunts and snapper, you may need to
search to find keeper-sizes. Just about every rock in
the bay has snapper on it, but most are 8-10 inches.
Finally, bonnethead and blacktip sharks are infest-
ing the shallows along the Gulf beaches. Most of these
fish are 3-4 feet long and are responding to shrimp and
fresh-cut chunks of ladyfish. If you' re sight-casting, try
chumming to keep them in the mood.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore when the
weather permits. Girle is venturing anywhere from
1-6 miles in search of reefs and ledges, where the key
is finding structure that isn't covered with schools of
spottail pinfish, the "sailor's choice."
These schools can hold fish by the thousands,
ready to nibble every bait you try to drop. Girle is
avoiding the spottails and managing to find a great bite
on mangrove snapper, hogfish, porgies and Key West
grunts on live shrimp paired with a light fluorocarbon
leader, a small split shot, and a 3/0 circle hook. A light
leader of 15- or 20-pound fluorocarbon is key in target-
ing these species, especially hogfish.
Girle is catching keeper-size catch-and-release
gag grouper as well as juvenile red grouper on fresh-
cut pieces of either threadfin herring or shiners. When
targeting these fish, Girle is i I,-,i, an egg sinker that
slides directly to the eye of the circle hook you
might know this as a knocker rig.
On the flats, Girle is finding schools of pompano
in depths of 5-7 feet of water. Small jigs tipped with
shrimp are an excellent way to put a limit of these


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Ray Decrane, Matt Kerekes and Steve Miller, all
from Naperville, Ill., arrived here to fish with Capt.
Warren Girle the morning of Feb. 8. Decrane caught
and released a 28-inch gag grouper 5 miles offshore
in about 35feet of water. The group also boated
numerous mangrove snapper on frozen shiners.

tasty fish in the cooler. Mixed in with the pomps are
bluefish, ladyfish, mackerel and spotted seatrout.
Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is
still finding rallies of pompano along the beaches of
Anna Maria Island southward to New Pass. Small jigs
tipped with shrimp are providing a bite. Along with
pomps, expect the usual suspects of jacks, ladyfish,
mackerel and bluefish.
If you' re looking for mangrove snapper, Lowman
says just about every piece of structure from lower
Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay is holding fish, although
the snapper are running small. For bait, you can't go
wrong with fresh shrimp.
Finally, sheepshead are steadily making an arrival
and Lowman says docks, piers, reefs and wrecks are
good places to look for the tasty convict fish.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
migrating out to nearshore structure to take advantage
of the available reef species. In depths of 25-45 feet,
Gross is finding plenty of fish to fill the box. Sheep-
shead in the 2- to 3-pound range are readily taking
fresh-cut shrimp. Mixed in are porgies, triggerfish,
Key West grunts and flounder. A great combination if
you're planning a fish fry.
To target them, Gross is using a 15- to 20-pound
fluorocarbon leader with a small circle hook. For
weight, Gross is placing a 1/2- to 1-ounce egg sinker
above the swivel of the leader. Although you take the
chance of breaking off occasionally with a light leader,
Gross says more fish will bite.
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shead, mangrove snapper, black drum and flounder,
and keeper-size fish are going in the cooler.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime charters reports
good fishing when the weather cooperates.
Fishing for redfish and black drum has been good
with the targets feeding under deep-water docks where
heavy barnacle growth holds more crabs and crusta-
ceans to feed on. Ri _._' ,__ii *-_ with a live shrimp and a split
shot weight will get the bait in the strike zone and can
result in redfish in the upper-slot range.
Sheepshead fishing is starting to get hot, as the
bigger ones are now schooling on nearshore artificial
reefs. Sheepshead to 5 pounds are coming over the
gunnels on Howard's recent charters.
Spotted seatrout fishing has been good with some
nice-sized slot fish landed, including some that are
gator-sized more than 20 inches. A live shrimp
rigged under a popping cork with a tiny split shot will
get the bait down to the trout and keeps the bait away
from the diving birds hoping to snatch it.
Howard predicts the cold fronts will continue but
strength, frequency and duration will wane as the start
of the spring pattern is just a few weeks away.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says rallies of
sheepshead and black drum are occurring. Pier fishers
using live shrimp are catching keeper sizes of both
species without too much hassle. A fish finder rig -
an egg sinker, swivel, 18 inches of leader and a small
hook, in that order will hook up the pier sheepies.
Bait up with shrimp and cast the rig under the pier on
the side where the current is rushing toward you. Let
the shrimp drift under the pier until it's resting on the
bottom, then close your bail, reel up the slack and wait
for a bite.
Other catches occurring at the R&R include pom-
pano, flounder, jacks, ladyfish, bonnethead sharks
and even a palometa rarely seen at the pier. All are
responding to live shrimp or jigs tipped with shrimp.
Finally, it's great to hear from Malfese again, and
I look forward to seeing Bob Kilb's smiling face. I'm
sure all the locals are stoked to see the R&R back in
action on the deck and in the dining room.
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Manza's creations
capture blue ribbons
When Lois Manza opened her jewelry and craft
store, Creations by L, 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, six years ago, she could only hope her shop
would turn out as she dreamed the best. Lois Ma
Judging from the results at the recently concluded display,
Manatee County Fair, Manza has little to worry the Man
about.
Two jewelry items handcrafted by Manza received
blue ribbons at the fair.
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mnarily dogs, cats, rabbits and fish. The com-
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who leave for a vacation or travel north for the
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She and her husband decided to move to Anna
Maria Island after visiting several times each week
and, and finding some clients on the island.
"We fell in love with this island and just decided
to move here," she said.
For more information about ,__in,_- Tails, call
941-758-4412.

Chamber network events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly networking event 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Engel & Volkers AMI Real
Estate, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Chamber guests and potential members are wel-
come. Cost of the event is $5 and refreshments and
food will be served. Reservations are encouraged.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call 941-778-1541.

Submit business info to news@islander.org.


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WESTINGHOUSE 17-INCH LCD, flat TV,
remote, $60, TV, 22-inch flat, remote, $100,
2-5-inch speakers, $70. cas575too@gmail.
corn, text, 314-520-2252.
PRINTER: BRAND NEW in box, Canon Plxma
iP 3600 all-in-one, $69. Lee, 941-383-5372.
COMPUTER: 3.2GHz HT DELL, refurbished,
$75.941-756-6728.
PET CARRIER. IDEAL for cat or small dog, $25
Little Giant ladder, $100. Call 813 240-6529.
Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
online. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-
free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.
com. Discoverannamaria.com.
MAH JONGG PLAYERS needed on Anna Maria
Island. Call 443-783-6171.


WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but
working XBox, Wii units with games for Min-
istry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The
Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels for children.
Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper
office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry,
be safe.


MULTI-FAMILY ESTATE sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22. Resided
overseas 1966-1976, Afghanistan, Paki-
stan copper casseroles, punch bowl, Greek
and Morroccan embroidered dress lengths,
purses, India silk, west African items, ethnic
jewelry, Avante Garde magazines No. 1-13,
pictures, books, clothing, plants, upholstered
rocker, household. 403 72nd St., Holmes
Beach.

ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
22.308 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Beach-
front four-cottages, lots of public parking. Eight
sets of beds, four sofas, four dinette sets, teak
tables, chairs and buffets, lamps, chairs, coffee
and end tables, rugs, mirrors, pictures, lots of
linens, four sets of kitchen items, TVs and beach
decorative accessories. Sale by Julie McClure.
Pix: www.estatesales.net.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
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Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600
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Boat Detailing Reasonable Rates & Great Service
Call Max A. Kanter, Island Resident
941.807.6688

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free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
Electrical (lights, ceiling fans, receptacles), Carpentry, Power Wash
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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, Wednes-
days 9-11 a.m. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941 -
779-2733.
STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consign-
ment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-383-
1901.
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat-
urday, Feb. 22. Appliances, large and small,
furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, jewelry,
linens, books, bikes, plants, shells, an organ,
pressure washer. Larger than last year. Lunch
available. Information, 941-792-3475. Palma
Sola Harbour condos, 9400 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton.
ANNUAL STREET SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday, Feb. 22-23. Household, fur-
niture, tools, elephant tables. Food available
in clubhouse. Pines Trailer Park located at the
end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
CORTEZ PARK ANNUAL Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22.
12507 Cortez Road W., next to Cortez Bridge,
Bradenton. Open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday Feb. 21-22. Great household items, fur-
niture, clothing, kitchen items, cool stuff! 224
Chilson Ave., Anna Maria.


PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits,
dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941-
462-0405. petsitterservicesllc@gmail.com.
www.petsitterbradenton.com.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Karen
Robinson, 941-730-5693.
LOST DOG: FEMALE Yorkie. Limited vision
and hearing. Heartbroken. Reward. Please,
call 941 920-4934 or 941-778-2907.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and
kittens!) are looking for great new homes or
fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-
6701.


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

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long
memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boat-
florida.weebly.com.
50-FOOT DOCK for rent, wide deep-water
canal, many amenities. BJ, 941-778-3013.
TWO 2012 YAMAHA VX Cruiser Jet skis. Low
hours. $7,400 each. Also, extra large floating
dock, accommodates two Jet skis. Located on
Palma Sola Bay. 732-742-8182.
HE^LP WAN 7-/ j TED

PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located
on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends
and evenings. Retirees welcome. 941-840-
4235.
PERSON NEEDED TO run children and youth
Christian education programs at a non-denom-
inational church. Self-starter, organized, works
independently and with others, minimum two
year's experience required. Sunday required,
some Saturdays. Send resumes to: Roser
Church, Attention: BRED P.O. Box 247, Anna
Maria FL 34216.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.


DELIVERY DRIVER/WAREHOUSE. Work on
Island. Part or full time. Send resume only
to: annamariaisland@hotmail.com. 941-524-
9228.
OFFICE/RECEPTIONIST WORK. Answer
phones, good with computers. Part or full time.
Work on Island. Email resume only: annamari-
aisland@hotmail.com. 941-524-9228.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood
development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysit-
ter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-
7995.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for
work. Ads must be placed in person at The
Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.


CNA SERVICES: DRIVE to appointments,
meals prepared, everyday chores. Part or full
time. Excellent references, experienced. 941-
807-9475, 941-718-5980.


RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer, drive
your car north and south. 941-713-1596.

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your
home and business specialist. On-site ser-
vice, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup,
upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/
wireless networking, custom system design.
941-224-1069.

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

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

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, 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, 941-
545-6688.
PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Com-
mercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, build-
ings, houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948.
JOHN "THE FIREMAN" Island Cycle & Scooter
Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices.
918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.

DIRTY LAUNDRY? WORLD-class laundry
drop-off service. $1 per pound, most items.
Sun Clean Coin Laundry. 2905 Manatee
Ave., W., Bradenton. 941-746-0849.

TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking,
wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cam-
eras. Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.
More ads = more readers in The Islander.


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HELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation, pet
sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be easy!
941-400-8847.
DO YOU WANT to vacation and not worry if
your pet is lonely? I will overnight in your home
so your pet can stay in its own environment
and enjoy home setting. Great references.
Mary, 941-405-2496.
TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE COMPUTER Service
LLC. #L13000016769. Fast, reliable and quality
computer repair service. Call 941-592-7714.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-
778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential
and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and
installations, watering the island for 15 years.
Jeff, 941-778-2581.
SAVE YOUR CITRUS trees: Urban Garden Pest
Control specializes in citrus tree restoration.
Professional pruning and affordable spray pro-
gram will restore your citrus trees to their full
fruitfulness. 941-962-0986.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
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24 Vista
25 Turns in
26 Film terrier
27 Bar order, with
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31 Narrow cut
32 Move in an ungainly
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38 Literary inits.
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42 "Let "
43 __ deferens
46 Dweller on the Red
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48 Less than right
50 Creme de la creme
52 1996-2001
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53 Actress Gardner
54 The People's
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56 "The Battleship
Potemkin" locale
57 An O'Neill
58 More appropriate
60 Houston sch.
62 Followers of exes
63 Detour, e.g.
65 Coal distillate
67 Announcer's aid
69 Plural French word
that spells its
singular English
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70 Much of the
audience for
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on 2/9/64
73 Trounces
74 "When
younger, so much
younger ..."
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76 More modern,
in Munich
77 Relative of
a convertible
79 Part of a train from
a refinery
82 Servant, e.g.
86 "Why __ so shy
when ...?" ("It's
Only Love" lyric)
87 Snack chip
89 Nest on a cliff
91 Author Umberto
92 Dave Clark
94" the time..."
96 Playwright Fugard
97 General__
chicken
98 Attractive legs,
in slang
100 "Yuck!"
101 Actor Hemsworth
of "The Hunger
Games"


102 Bold
103 Stuck, after "in"
104 Queen who fell for
Zeus' swan song?
105 It may be a plot
106 Lone-Star State
sch.
107 500 letters?
108 Cause of the
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110 '60s war zone
112 Rice-A-
114 Fraternity chapter
116 Big to-do
120 They're played at
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122 Undermines,
as support
123 Living in a swing
state?
124 Kind of jacket
with pockets on the
chest
125 Tilted
126 Oxford's St.
College
127 City on the Seine
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Paris

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11 See 9-Down
12 Rampage
13 Way to go
14 Nickname for
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15 Free
16 Bikini blast,
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19 Lead-in to while
28 creek
30 Dictator Amin
33 Broadway's
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Theater
35 Promise of
payment
37 Frist's successor
as Senate majority
leader
38 One of the six
counties of
Northern Ireland
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44 Yes
45 Balanced conditions
47 Band material
48 Park, e.g., in N.Y.C.
49 Wallach of "The
Misfits"
51 Subtitle for "Star
Wars Episode IV,"
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53 Just so, after "to"
55 Bakeshop worker
59 Free throw
avgs., e.g.


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81 Where this puzzle's
subjects got their
start
83 Song sung by this
puzzle's subjects
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on 9/12/65
84 Earth's habitable
parts
85 Dawnlike
88 Common monthly
expense


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93 Prey for a dingo
95 Molly formerly on
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96 Like some dessert
orders
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99 Hot
102 Instrument
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concert site
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109 Sweeping
111 Soon
113 Be domestic
115 Medical suffix
117 Calendar keeper,
for short
118 Medical suffix
119 The "S" of CBS:
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AsTheWorld Terns bid friend farewell. 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. 16 FEB. 19, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE ROAT PAGE 3 AME dance party. Page 23 Fishy, crabby, fun fest. Page 18 Island happenings. Pages 10-11 Mainsail Lodge agreement ahead. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 HB committee bugged about pests. Page 7 AM offers direction on sign ordinance. Page 8 No way for BB gateway project. Page 9 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Make plans, save a date. Pages 12-13 BB commission set to review noise ordinance. Page 14 Real estate transactions. Page 19 Island police blotter. Page 20 Fling into spring. Page 22 football season. Page 24 Fishing between the fronts. Page 25 Paul Roat, Islander editor-photographer dies Paul M. Roat, 56, a longtime area newsman of Sarasota and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 15. He was a lifelong resident of the area who served as a valued source of historical perspective during his tenure as frequent writer and editor for two newspapers on Anna Maria Island from the 1970s to the present day. He earned a scholarship to the University of Florida from then-publisher of The Islander, Don Moore. He was the son of a Bradenton Beach postmaster, his mother was familiar to islanders at the Bridge Street hardware store, and later worked at Beach in an idyllic fashion, while acquiring an early appreciation for news and photo journalism at Manatee High School. college. of some of the areas notable moments. His work spanned coverage of news for the former Islander newspaper in the 1970s80s, including photos taken from the top of the remaining span of the Skyway Bridge within moments of the disaster at the bridge in 1980 that sent 35 people to their deaths. He also took pride in his photos in August 1993 from a small craft shortly after aboard one ship and the release of 30,000 gallons of crude oil from another ship into the Tampa shipping channel. In 1984-87, Mr. Roat served as a legislative aide to state Rep. Jim Lombard. In the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, contributing to the fundraising effort that enabled He contributed to numerous SBEP publications and was co-editor of the 1992 SBEP Framework for Action, and co-writer and editor of the 1995 SBEP management plan, Sarasota Bay, the Voyage to Paradise Reclaimed. Mr. Roats career included work for Clubhouse magazine, later Sarasota magazine, and the Siesta Key Pelican Press. He was a writer for SiestaSand.net at the time of his death. He also authored two volumes of The Internationally known highwire act to perform at chambers CityfestBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Fans of all ages, introducing the one performance on a high wire on Anna Maria Island. The group will be performing its famous Holmes Beach. The Wallendas will perform three, 30-minute, highwire shows during Island Cityfest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rick Wallenda told Holmes Beach city commissioners at their Feb. 11 meeting that will walk across 125 feet of wire, 30 feet above the ground without a safety net. The performance will take place over the baseball diamond at Birdie Tebbetts Field at the day festival and we wanted to juice it up, said Mary Ann Brockman, president of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. We also wanted to make it more family friendly. The city commission approved the chambers permit for the performance, which came with a $5 million public liability insurance policy and $500 deposit from the chamber. Wallenda asked if any commissioners would like to ride on his shoulders during the performance, and laughed when a look of terror fell over their faces. Do you want us to approve this or not? Commission Chair Judy Titsworth asked. The Wallenda dynasty of circus performers started in the 1700s, according to their website. The patriarch, Karl Wallenda, started performing in his familys circus at age six in 1905. He began his own tightrope act in Europe during the 1920s, when U.S. circus tycoon John Ringling discovered him. Ringling signed the Wallendas to his Ringling Barnum and Bailey Circus tour in 1928, and they debuted in Madison Square Gardens in New York City. As legend has it, their safety net became lost and they were forced to do the show without it, receiving a 15-minute long, standing ovation at the successful conclusion. From then on, the Wallendas did their stunts without a safety net, headlining for the circus for more than two decades. Although, during a performance in Akron Ohio, all four members fell, they landed uninjured. The following day, a newspaper coined the term Flying Wallendas, saying that the family had fallen so gracefully that Today the performing Wallendas are mostly Karls grandchildren. We are very excited to have the Wallendas perform at Cityfest, Brockman said. This is a great addition to our annual celebration. media sponsor of Island Cityfest. possible loss of information, lifeBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer told commissioners Feb. 11 that changing his departments dispatch service to a central dispatch system could cause critical delays in dispatch time, resulting in possible loss of information and life. Tokajer presented Mayor Carmel Monti and commissioners with a memorandum reviewing the prospect of combining the Holmes Beach Police Departments dispatch operations with the Manatee County Sheriffs Currently 911 calls within city limits are answered by the Manatee County Emergency Communications Center and directed to HBPD dispatch. The merger would mean that calls would be answered by the ECC and police departments from around the state responded to Tokajers request for input on the possible merger. While many praised similar interdepartmental agreements, the majority voiced concerns. Melding the 24-hour dispatch centers would most likely mean the Holmes Beach dispatch could be replaced with someone to cover the front desk around the clock and take complaints. The measure would reduce full-time positions, overtime expenses and the communications center. While that would seemingly save the Tokajer Paul M. Roat PLEASE SEE DISPATCH, PAGE 5The Flying Wallendas

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Tiki huts provide ambiance and shelter, as well as a service bar, at Barefoot Tiki Bar, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: MerabMichal FavoriteHolmes Beach open-air bar may soon get to grillinBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Its been a cold winter, as far as Florida seasons go. And the owner of the Barefoot Tiki Bar, an exclusively outdoor establishment, says her patrons need to warm up with hot food. Its season and my customers want to eat, Nicole Heslop told commissioners at their Feb. 11 meeting. I want to get my kitchen running before they start going elsewhere. At their work session Feb 13, commissioners said they would allow Heslop to set up a mobile, outdoor kitchen at the bar, 5704 Marina Drive, as long as it had a permanent carport-like enclosure. City ordinance requires that kitchens be within the walls of a restaurant, but the majority of the tiki bar has no walls. The huts are covered with palm-fronds. Despite the 50-degree weather, patrons bundled up at the tiki bar that night to listen to live music and admire the nearly full moon. Back at the meeting, Heslop and commissioners were still deliberating. its kind in Holmes Beach, does not require a special zoning exemption, according to Tom OBrien, superintendent of public works. He said they could get around having the kitchen enclosed with a mobile kitchen contained in a screened room that could be integrated with This has been a somewhat difficult issue, OBrien said. It was a priority for us to get them some legitimization for the use of their mobile kitchen and the impediment was in the ordinance. The screen room should meet that intent. code for the kitchen, he said the other issue is the size of the tiki bars outdoor dining area. The outdoor seating has far surpassed the space relevant to the building, which is not used for seating. The current city ordinance allows an outdoor accompaniment to indoor dining, but says nothing about a restaurant that only serves alfresco. This is not contemplated in the code, OBrien the extension that has happened here. Commissioners said they would revisit the code and decide if it should be changed. Commission chair Judy Titsworth was concerned with setting a standard, allowing food trucks to pop up at area beaches and parking lots. However, city attor ney Patricia Petruff said the wording of the ordinance could prevent that from happening. Heslop was already ordered to remove an unauthorized food truck at the Barefoot Tiki Bar. Heslop now must provide the city with a site plan and survey clearly delineating the location of the kitchen and also must install the appropriate plumbing. And her plans dont stop with the outdoor kitchen, as phase two of her remodel includes expanding her outdoor entertainment venue. That step will require a special exception, and commissioners indicated they were OK with that as long as it complies with city code concerning noise, seating, parking allotments and entry points. Before Heslop can remodel or expand the out go through a city work session followed by two public hearings. Tingley plans 20th anniversary sale Tingley Memorial Library will hold its 20th anniversary book sale Saturday, Feb. 22. Sale hours will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. For more information, call library clerk Eveann Adams at 941-779-1208.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 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! ROAT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 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 Insiders Guide to Sarasota & Bradenton guide book and various other guide publications over the years. He was editor of The Islander newspaper for 17 years, starting at its launch date in November 1992, and wrote a column titled Sandscript, always seeking to improve environmental conditions for Anna Maria Island and beyond. Most recently he rallied in a column to derail a developers plans for Long Bar Pointe. He oversaw several Islander projects, stories and features recognized and honored by the Florida Press Association. He acquired an extensive collection of work by Florida-based authors and was a founding member of in Sarasota. He was a great friend who eagerly shared his love for news, John D. MacDonalds series of books featur ing Travis Mc G ee, and his upbringing in Bradenton Beach. He will be dearly missed and remembered with Island, said Islander publisher Bonner Joy. He was raised on the waters of Sarasota Bay and he liked to often write from his perspective as a little Roat. One such story recalled harvesting sand dollars and selling them to tourist shops for 3 cents each. Mr. Roat was molded into a savior for the environment and a great reader and thinker. The Islander is planning a memorial for the Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach, where Mr. Roat served many years as a board member, a journalism scholarship Memorial donations may be made at The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. No services are planned. Mr. Roat is survived by his aunt Margaret Roat of Ludington, Mich., several cousins in Michigan and Colorado, and his almost children, Kendra Presswood of Holmes Beach, and Damon Presswood of Bradenton.Paul Roats views of the May 1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge disaster. FAR LEFT: Paul Roat in the late 1970s, and, more recently, although he wasnt often in front of a camera.

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4 FEB. 19, 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 issues. Meetings Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org.Mainsail Lodge-Holmes Beach agreement expectedBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter It may have taken a long time and some legal proceedings to reach their destination, but Holmes Beach and Mainsail Lodge may be arriving at an agreement. The city commission will likely approve the settlement agreement for the Mainsail Lodge project at its Feb. 25 meeting, after learning the developer agreed to drop use of Sunrise Lane from its plans. Mainsail Lodge developer Joe Collier met with in rearranging of the parking at the G ulf and Marina Chief Andy Price said at the Feb. 11 city commission meeting. a chance to go over the overall plan, he said. We had concerns with truck access and water supply, but we gave the developer the dimensions of our trucks to put into their CAD system so they can make sure the trucks can make the turnaround. Price said that at least one truck would be able to access the property in an emergency, making it unnecessary to use the private road, Sunrise Lane, which provides access to homes east of the development. Dan Howe, of Sunrise Lane, said he had a chance to review the plan and had no objection to its approval as long as developers dont use Sunrise Lane. This has been a painfully long process and Im Howe was one of two residents on Sunrise Lane who threatened to sue the city if it allowed the devel oper access to the private road, which is deeded to the property owners. At the Feb. 11 meeting, Howe criticized the city for making the homeowners defend their rights instead of insisting that the developer prove their entitlements to the road. He requested all verbiage relating to Sunrise Lane removed from the settlement agreement before the plan moves forward. The city has absolutely no jurisdiction or author ity over Sunrise Lane, Howe said. You are talking about taking away the private rights of citizens for the advantage of a private developer and upsetting residents who already live here. City attorney Patricia Petruff said the verbiage relating to the private drive was left in the contract because it was modeled after a 2001 settlement agreement with the original developer of Tidemark Lodge. That portion of the agreement was not appealed, so we left it in, she said. While the contract was appealed for other reasons, the emergency access stipulation was not challenged by anyone. Petruff said the road is zoned as a non-exclusive easement, meaning that the property owner has the authority to allow others to use it. The meeting concluded in an arrangement to have the references to Sunrise Lane removed before commissioners approve the agreement. The delay also would allow people more time to review the development plan. Commissioners will revisit the issue at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The project now includes three buildings of multibedroom guest apartments, a 50-slip marina and a res taurant. The resort also will feature space for meetings, a gift shop, business center and workout facility. Two of the three structures will have parking under two stories of living space. If the settlement agreement becomes official, Mainsail will have 90 days to submit a site-plan application.Bradenton Beach channel dredging inches closer to realityA long-awaited channel-dredging project, extend ing south from the Cortez Bridge along the coast line of Sarasota Bay in Bradenton Beach, could become a reality. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Dredging the channel along the Sarasota Bay coastline of Bradenton Beach is a subject that comes up every few months with not a lot of solid news, other than the project will eventually happen. For residents with docks that jut to the channel, it can be problematic to negotiate a vessel into navigable waters and, at times, low tide can make the task impos sible for some. Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who plans capital improvement projects through the CIP commitwith department heads. Cosby assured officials that the longstanding dredge plan, which is being funded by the West Coast Inland Navigation District, is making progress. At what I met with WCIND and they have assured us that they will have a draft of the permit application by the end of the month, said Cosby. From there, it will go to the state. While trying to use the channel has been frustrating for some, Cosby said the good news is that requested. There are about six or seven spots along the whole channel where we have a bad water level, said Cosby. Because the project will require seagrass mitiga tion, the city is seeking to make it a joint project with Manatee County. Cosby said the county has a good seagrass mitigation program. While a joint project appears to be a good thing, Cosby said it has taken awhile to get the entities to agree on what needs to be done. But now we are all on the same page, so that project is moving forward, said Cosby. rebar posts and weeds at Marina and Gulf drives in Holmes Beach that will be Mainsail Lodge. Islander File Photo Lifelong Learning Academy programs continue The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island continues a series of free discussion groups and lectures this month. The Einstein Circle discussion group will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Studio at G ulf and Pine, 10101 G ulf Drive, Anna Maria, to discuss funding education. Also, a lecture will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on the The Biological Basis of Violence. Neurological physician Alan Grindal will talk about the anatomic framework of violent actions and biologic conditions that can lead to anti-social behavior. Additionally, the academy is making plans for its spring season of classes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information about classes, call 941-3594296. Registration can be completed online at www. lla-sm.org.

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6 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Jennifer Glen eld, jennifer@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) FEB. 19, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your www. islander.orgHave your say We welcome and encourage your timely comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 2,700 users. If you would like to join the conversation, like The Islander on Facebook.Traf c planner The following simple plan could relieve congestion on island streets and alleviate parking problems during peak traffic periods. Very little funding is be getting our three city governments to cooperate. point congestion and parking problems occur. Second, issue parking permits to island residents and to real estate companies for their rental guests. None of the vehicles belonging to these people would be affected by this plan. Third, acquire two programmable signs and place them at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and East Bay and at the intersection of Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. the Coquina Beach area, which has more than ample parking area. I can hear the objections now. Im at Coquina Beach and I want to eat at the Anna Maria City Pier. Take the trolley. I want to shop on Pine Avenue. Take the trolley. Im parked at Manatee Public Beach and I want to go to Bridge Street. Take the trolley. Theres standing-room only on the trolleys. Hey, youre on island time. We could add trolleys at peak periods. Itll put too great a burden on our police force. Im sure Holmes Beach Mayor Monti will gladly lend you personnel. lock when everyone comes to the island or leaves at once. But, Ill leave this problem for committees to hassle with another day. Jack Wilhelm, Holmes BeachTogether we all winAmong the blizzard of communications about rental laws recently, I have seen a letter from an inaccurate or incomplete information. who care deeply about our community. Personalizing things contributes to a them and us environment in which little gets accomplished. We have made good progress in Anna Maria through responsible collaboration with our elected tion among our property managers is working. Unfortunately, there is a minority who lack an understanding of our community and its values who could use reminding from time to time that we mean to protect the culture and values that have made us such a desirable destination. Most responsible property managers and business owners I know support legislation that gives reasonable controls to local government in managing this situation. We simply seek to remove the threat of draconian measures, particularly 30-day rental minimums, which can severely harm local businesses and the jobs that depend on them, which is something we should all support. Micheal Coleman, Anna MariaWe say goodbye Theres so much to say, so much to share, and more that you should know about Paul Maynard Roat before you say goodbye. As this weeks front page came together, I was reminded he wouldnt like the jumps (stories that continue, or jump, to another page). I was remiss that the story about his life wasnt more succinct. But then, he may be haunting me for publishing anything about his life, or that he died. He was deeply private and guarded. No Facebook. Not so much an Internet or a sports fan. He liked a good book, and good reading for him started with John D. MacDonald. It helped to read back in the mid-1970s. He liked music, too. Heart. Spyro Gyra. Bob James. Gregg Allman and Dickie Betts. And, oddly, Donna Summer and Jean-Luc Ponty. Back in the day, he was fascinated by Velcro and high-quality camera gear. He coveted his red-andwhite VW bus and drove it like it was a Porsche. He loved MacGyver and also Star Wars movies. He loved sitting for hours, reading and sunning at the beach in his perfect beach chair. He enjoyed many great, lasting relationships with a broad but select group of friends, including Joe Bird, George Meyer, his journalism professor, Jack Gurney and Stan Zimmerman, fellow newsmen, and the late Bob Ardren. And among them, Bird stands out as my friend, too. Hes this newspapers editorial cartoonist and a friend from way back in the beginning at the former Islander, where the three of us worked and became fast friends. Bird and Roat bonded as if brothers. Maybe stronger. And what great adventures were to come. Paul the newsman was staunchly old school, a strict follower of the traditions and ethics of journalism. He was a great editor, skilled photographer, and his concerns for the island and the bay environment were deep and sincere. Theres too much to say and no time left to thank him for being my partner at The Islander for 17 years. But I know he loved it. He just left too soon. Ill be forever looking for answers, hoping I make the Roat decision. Because Bird and I, and even my kids, who he called his almost children, strived for many years to be more Roatful. of green. And heres to your Deep Blue Good-by. Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 7 Headlines from Feb. 18, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 9 57 74 0 Feb. 10 52 76 0 Feb. 11 52 73 0 Feb. 12 53 77 1.13 Feb. 13 51 67 0 Feb. 14 43 63 0 Feb. 15 47 66 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 67.124-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago SIDEBAR SIDEBAR GALLERY 9-5 M-F, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941.778.7978 Youre invited to visit The Islanders new SIDEBAR GALLERY, featuring work by a variety of top local artists and arts and crafts direct from Haiti. said it would issue a ruling on whether Arvidas planned 898-unit condominium project on Perico Island meets a Bradenton comprehensive plan amendment. ManaSota-88 director Glen Compton said a favorable DCA ruling might end his organizations legal challenge to the project. an outbreak of red tide at Longboat Pass, which separates Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Mote kills had been reported. The algae, karenia brevis, A Mote scientist said the outbreak was not large and Historical Society, said redevelopment of homes in much of the older homes were on the National Registry of Historic Places. Green said 97 homes in the Older Cortez homes on the north side of Cortez Road, however, were not included, she said.HB committee bugs out over possible pestsOlive scale. Islander Photos: Courtesy American Rose Society By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beauof two plant pests that are new to the area: the olive scale and the rose rosette disease. Committee chair Melissa Snyder said she recently received a bulletin from the University of Florida warning of the new vermin, which could cause destruction for gardeners. Anyone who grows roses out here, if your roses start looking like devil canes, instead of normal thorns, your roses will have 5 million thorns on one stalk, then you have the virus, she said at the Feb. 5 meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall. If that happens, it kills the plant and there is no cure for it. The rose rosette disease also causes the leaves of the plant to turn a reddish color. The other pest Snyder mentioned is remediable. The olive scale, a bug that resembles a small encrustation on the plant, will latch onto produce, causing dark purple spots Its not doing that much damage yet, its not to the crisis proportion, but because we have a lot of black olives out here, people should report a tree thats infested, Snyder said. Olive trees arent the only plants that can be affected by the bug. It also will attack various types of fruit trees. The infestation can be treated biologically with certain parasites and/or oil sprays, according to the UF IFAS extension website, which Residents can report a plant pest or disease by calling Paul L. Hornby, Floridas state plant health director, at 352-313-3040. Evidence of rose rosette.

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8 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER 100 Anna Maria Island Plaze 5337 Gulf Drive Libbys Island Jewelry www.discoverdavinci.comCome Discover the DaVinci in You. Gulfside at Coquina Beach10-5 Wednesday, Feb. 19 10-4 Thursday, Feb. 20Bradenton Beach New sign ordinance confuses some AM business ownersBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Marias newest sign ordinance, passed Jan. 9, says A-frame signs may no longer be displayed at businesses. The owners get one sign for their business, but it Bob Welch. A menu sign for a restaurant is permitted under the ordinance, he said, although it cant be an A-frame sign. Thats got Markus Siegler, owner of Beach Fashion Boutique, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, confused. A-frame signs were permitted when we opened our business 14 months ago. I was negatively surprised that this ordinance did not allow the current A-frame signs, he said. Siegler, who also operates a concierge business and has a real estate license, said he agrees with the idea of uniformity for real estate signs in the city. But I dont see the reason to take away an inexpensive form of advertising and marketing such as this small sign, he said. It does not seem fair to penalize those few businesses that had A-frame signs before the ordinance passed, he added. Without the sign pointing toward the boutique, Siegler said many visitors would not know the boutique exists. Just a few doors south of Beach Fashion Boutique is Rudys Subs and More, 9806 Gulf Drive. Menu signs such as this one at Rudys, 9806 Gulf Drive, Anna cial Bob Welch said. this sign at 9808 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, does not comply with the citys sign ordinance. This A-frame sign at 212 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, does not meet the recently passed signage ordinance, according to buildPhotos: Rick Catlin Co-owner Sally Woodward said a code enforceits present location and size. Welch said that A-frame signs were permitted under the old ordinance, but they were often placed inappropriately or were the wrong size. Enforcement became an issue and the commission decided to eliminate them. Menu boards no higher than 4 feet are permitted, Welch noted. Siegler said he might ask the commission to consider an amendment to grandfather A-frame signs that existed and were permitted at the time the ordinance was adopted. Welch estimated 10-12 A-frame signs in the city do not conform with the new sign ordinance.Anna Maria warns contractors: Mind city parking restrictions Maria are giving warning notices to contractors and construction workers that all four tires must be off the road. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the problem created by contractor and construction worker vehicles improperly parked can no longer be tolerated. Part of the problem is that the city codes are somewhat ambiguous as to where construction vehicles can park, the mayor said. She and Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee in agreement, that our code does allow for enforcement of contractor and construction vehicles compliall tires off the road. The mayor said the MCSO policy is to educate, warn and enforce the code. On Feb. 11, contractors that work in the city were emailed about the parking regulations and given ample time for compliance. That was the educational phase, the mayor said. The warning phase began Feb. 17, and warnings were issued to offenders or posted on their vehicles. Warnings will continue until March 3. After the warning period, deputies will begin issuing $30 parking citations for any parking infraction by contractors and construction workers. The mayor said she hopes the commission will address the ambiguities in the parking ordinance regarding where work vehicles can park. At present, contractors and construction workers can park where there are no parking signs, she said. The commission also should address where lawn service vehicles can park, the mayor said.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 9 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISL ANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. BEST CONTESTS! WE HAVE IT ALL. Click! The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. WINTER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY GRAND OPENING GRAND OPENING SPECIAL: HB charter committee discusses adding human resourcesCommittee reviews 5th-member applications a vacancy on the Homes Beach Charter Review Committee to Holmes Beach City Hall as of the Islanders press time. The committee has been short one person since the Jan. 29 resignation of Travis Casper. Andy Sheridan, David Lester and Carol Soustek applied. The committee was accepting applications until Wednesday, Feb. 19, when committee members planned to discuss the vacancy. Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee had a productive meeting Feb. 13, breezing through the remainder of an article regarding the city clerks duties, and moving into Article 6, which deals with the treasurers job. Committee chair Bob Johnson submitted sample rewrites that outline the scope and responsibilities, composition and structure and selection and appoint creating a human resource department through the charter. A discussion about duties for the treasurer led to a discussion about creating a human resource depart ment. Maybe there should be a section in the charter for a human resource department, said committee member Pam Leckie. Committee members agreed to discuss the matter when they reached the work session phase of the char ter review. ment includes an audit by the treasurer and an exit interview by a human resource specialist, presently a contract position. The job was created by Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and approved by the city commission in March 2013 although not without some controversy. Monti was accused by some political adversaries of violating the charter by hiring a city manager. Shes not a department head, Monti said in a city commission meeting in March 2013. If this was a department head position then we would have to go through (a proposal and bid) process, but Im authorized to make this decision on my own. The contract position, filled by Mary Buonagura, expired after six months but was renewed last August. The contract outlines Buonaguras responsibilities: to review and update city employee job descriptions; update policy and procedure manuals; conduct workbetween employees; and develop professional ethical standards. Other duties include the development of organizational charts, establish a grievance procedure for city employees and perform all other duties as assigned by the mayor. Monti presented the charter committee with a formal job description proposal, which he also pre sented to city commissioners Feb. 11. The description lists the position as a human resource analyst and assigns similar duties as the contracted human resource specialist. The committee will review Article 7, regarding the city attorneys duties, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Bradenton Beach looks to suspend gateway projectBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs except the one wanted at the Cortez Bridge entrance into Bradenton Beach. to Bradenton Beach sign at the bridge entry to the city after two years of trying to work with property owners to no avail and then unsuccessfully with the Florida Department of Transportation. The city spent $600 on a new welcome sign and, while discussion took place at a Feb. 13 city work session about where to use the sign, it became apparent that its original location would not be an option. The city spent months of negotiations to place the sign on private property. When that process failed, the city turned to the state to place the sign on a DOT right of way. While not an ideal location for maximum effect to incoming motorists, it was, at least, a feasible idea until recently. First DOT told us we needed an engineering ton Beach Police Department Lt. John Cosby, who spearheads capital improvement and community redevelopment projects. In the meantime, DOT has changed its policy for signs and we have to do a community aesthetic agreement, and then submit an application to the state, which requires a whole different set of approval guidelines, Cosby said. Cosby said aside from being expensive and having no guarantee that it will be approved, We will be put at the bottom of a long list. I was told the city of Sarasota has put in for two projects. Those projects have been at the state for 10 months and they havent heard a word. continuing the gateway project, Cosby said if the sign was approved, It might not stay there, because when they redo the bridge ramp, that right of way might be a road. Cosby suggested having a Welcome to Bradenton Beach mural painted on the side of the police department building facing Cortez Road, near the Gulf Drive intersection. Im at the end of my ropes with this one and none of our options are good, said Cosby. The police department needs to be repainted anyway, and the chief is OK with it. Cosby said when the gateway project surfaced two years ago, it was among nine CIP projects slated to be completed that year. All of them were done, except the gateway project, which has witnessed a litany of delays. I said this sign project would be the easiest one and now it just wont go away, he said. already constructed. Suggestions included placing the sign in front of city hall or at the Bridge Street-Bay Drive roundabout. to take the matter up at a future CIP/CRA meeting.

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10 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER .com941-778-2711 Senior Portrait 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500.full service salon and spa offering Hair ~ Nails ~ Massage ~ Facials ~ Body Treatments ~ ~ Bikini and Brazilian waxing ~ Island happenings Come scratch up a deal!Flea Market, Treasures & Collectibles 8-? Sunday Feb. 23 Raders Reef 5508 Marina Drive Holmes Beach Winners! The Islands Only Bead Supply Store Ask About Classes & Parties The AMI Pendant featuring the AMI sticker, exclusively at Creations by L!5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach Mon-Sat 10 am 5 pm ~ 941.779.0779 www.CreationsbyL.com Find us on Facebook Annie Silver cooks up spaghetti and meatballs Spaghetti and meatballs are on the menu at the Annie Silver Community Center Friday, Feb. 21. The center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach, will serve the dinner, which includes salad and dessert, from 5-7 p.m. The price per person will be $6. Also, bingo is being called at the center on Thursdays through the spring. The games take place at 7 p.m. through March 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for players to mingle, prepare for play, purchase refreshments and The center provides a smoke-free environment. For more information, call Kit Redeker at 941778-1915.Main Street gets lively Bradentons Main Street continues to host free concerts, as well as restaurant vendors and food trucks, for Main Street Live. The events take place downtown, 5-10 p.m. The lineup includes: rock. rock. rock. rock. rock. For more information, call Realize Bradenton at 941-840-0013.Promise of pie at Pines parkThe Pines Trailer Park, near the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach, will hold its annual street sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23. The event features a white elephant sale, but an even bigger draw can be found in the clubhouse, where volunteers serve sloppy Joes and other lunch specials, as well as homemade pies whole or by the slice. Islander File Photo: Bonner JoyButter y park bene ts from craft show from the Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival set to take place Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19-20, at 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. The show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Coquina Beach. For more information, call 941-518-4431 or go online to www.tnteventsinc.com.Latin band to perform at De Soto National Memorial De Soto National Memorial will host Panamanian favorites Los Legendarios Del Ritmo; The Legends of Rhythm, for a concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The band performs traditional and contemporary Panamanian music and has headlined festivals in the Tampa Bay area. The event also will feature Joses Real Cuban restaurant serving Cuban pork, rice, and sandwiches. Admission to the event is free. Concertgoers should bring a chair or a blanket to the memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, at the north end of 75th Street West. For more information, call the park at 941-7920458.Kiwanis hosts speaker: chamber president The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet for breakfast and a talk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The club will host Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman. For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.Rotary revs up for car show The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Islands second annual car show cruises into Holmes Beach Sunday, Feb. 23. The vehicles collectible cars and antique vehiMarina Drive, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Organizers plan to sell hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza and award a trophy for the best car. For more information, call Susan Dutcher at 941254-7255.Tanzania aid topic for Rotary The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will host Roger Hayward talking about the organizations work to improve two hospitals in Tanzania during the lunch meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25. The club will meet at noon at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Rotary is involved in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV in Tanzania. For more information, call Susan Dutcher at 941254-7255.Scouts selling cookies on AMI The Island Girl Scouts are raising money with cookie sales for a trip to New York City to participate in a program at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. The cookie price is $4 per box, and the scouts will have booths set up all around the island, including alternating with other area troops at the Publix grocery in Holmes Beach. Sales will end March 16. An announcement from the girls in the island group said, In addition to providing funds for our program, selling cookies teaches us valuable life skills such as goal setting, money management, decision making and business ethics. Please come on out and buy some cookies to support our dream trip and help us get to New York! For more information, call 941-539-8144 or email amitroop316@gmail.com.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 31 years in Bradenton! Island happeningsWeekend lessonIsland Gallery West artist Robert Reiber will lead a watercolor demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Reiber is known for his Florida landscapes. For more information, call IGW at 941-778-6648. Islander Courtesy PhotoGiving circle encourages women in science Two women a scientist and a philanthropist are the reasons that Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota came into existence in the 1950s. Dr. Eugenie Shark Lady Clark started the laboratory in 1955 thanks to the dream of philanthropist Anne Vanderbilt, who envisioned the lab as a place to bring culture and learning to Southwest Florida. On Friday, Feb. 21, Mote will launch a giving circle to celebrate and promote women in science and philanthropy. The campaign will begin with a Tea for the Sea, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in The Resort at Longboat Key Club, 3000 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key. Mote supporter Kimberley Carreiro is the chair of the event. Organizing committee members include Beatrice Uzielli, Jane Hamburger, Merrill Bonder and Mary Lou Johnson. Guests will meet Mote scientists and learn about their groundbreaking work, while enjoying high tea. Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities exist. For more information or reservations, contact Erin Knievel at eknievel@mote.org. For more information about Mote, call 941-3884441.AMICCO presents opera concert Hoffman Giglio LischettiSur ng at the centerThe Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a demonstration of Island Surfset, an exercise program, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Also, the center will host a jewelry sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, the demo, call the center at 941-778-1908. Islander Courtesy Photo The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestras well-anticipated opera concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. AMICCO will perform at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Tickets are $25. The program is a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdis La Traviata, with the soprano Michelle Giglio, tenor Robert Lischetti, tenor and baritone Daniel A. Hoffman. Giglio has returned to the United States after many concerts, tours and recordings throughout Europe. In October 2012, the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Young Artists Competition in New York City named Hoffman has a bachelors degree with honors from Indiana University School of Music and has performed with opera companies and symphonies throughout the United States. Lischetti is a favorite of AMICCO audiences, having sung the role of Don Jose in Carmen and Alfredo in La Traviata, as well as making numerous other guest appearances in past seasons. He graduated from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y., and has enjoyed an operatic career that has taken him throughout the United States and Germany. Tickets are available online at www.amicco.org; at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; and by calling 941896-3899.Bark, bark, give it up for rescuesDogs for the Earth-Arts for the Earth spokesdog Tiffy shows off donations delivered by patrons of the Feb. 14 downtown Holmes Beach Artwalk to help Honor Animal Rescue, a group striving to foster and adopt pets rescued in a raid at a failed shelter. To contribute, visit the store at 5345 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or call owners Kathy Spawn and Annie Wier at 941-243-3818.

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12 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Fest, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Also takes place Thursday, Feb. 20. Information: 352-344-0657. Noon: Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7782607. Noon Anna Maria Island Historical Society annual membership luncheon, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 407-4152678. 2 p.m. The Lifelong Learning Series explores the biological basis for violence, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Feb. 20 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Coquina Beach arts and Crafts Festival and Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Friday, Feb. 21 1:30 p.m. Island Surfset demo, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7781908. 5-7 p.m. Annie Silver Community Center dinner of spaghetti with meatballs, salad and dessert, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580. Saturday, Feb. 22 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pines Trailer Park white elephant and bake sales, Church Avenue and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tingley Memorial Library book sale, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208. 1-3 p.m. Introduction to mandalas workshop, Artspace studio and gallery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-2433835. 2 p.m. The Friends of the Island Library lecture series presents ballroom dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-7786341. 5-10 p.m. Bridge Street Merchants bluegrass celebration, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 6 p.m. The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organizations Spring Fling dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 215-906-0668. Sunday, Feb. 23 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island car show, mation: 941-254-7255. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pines Trailer Park white elephant and bake sales, Church Avenue and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestras Opera on Anna Maria Island, featuring an opera concert of Giuseppe Verdis La Traviata, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370. Monday, Feb. 24 Off-island Wednesday, Feb. 19 2 p.m. Downton Abbey Tea, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-323-5866. 3 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture on privateers, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Coming up denton. Beach. Beach. Homes, islandwide. Save the date countywide. denton Beach. Center, Anna Maria. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. Highresolution photographs welcome. Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West BradentonTOWNCAR SERVICE RATESto/from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key $80 $75$35Flat-rate pick up on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15Local AND Long Distance Call for rates to other locations941-730-8803islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15 Dancers featured in library lecture series The Friends of the Island Library will host Sarabay Dance Club studio dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi as part of the seasonal lecture series at the Island Library. The lecture and dancing demonstration will take pace at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The professional dancers will share their love of room and Latin dance, according to a news release. Bess Carrier, a student at Sarabay, also will participate in the program. For more information, call the library at 941-7786341. The Friends of the Island Library will host Sarabay Dance Club studio dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi as part of the seasonal lecture series Feb. 22 at the Island Library. Islander Courtesy Photo Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga ** 5 pm Thursday & 8:30 am SaturdayHOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center Downton Abbey Tea set With a wink to the popular TV show, members of the Longboat Island Chapel will host the Downton Abbey Tea at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. Guests are invited to dress in Downton fashion. Organizers plan to serve tea and other refreshments and have lined up Romanza Strings to provide entertainment. The chapel is at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For more information or reservations, call Martha Miller at 941-323-5866. 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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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 13 Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements, as well as travel photos to news@islander.org. ACCOMMODA TIONS T ortuga Inn Beach & T radewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www .tortugainn.co m 941-778-661 1 www .tradewinds-resort.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.co m www .bungalowbeach.co m i.w edBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua A veda Salon Spa Store Hair nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party 531 1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www .acquaaveda.com JEWELR Y Bridge Street Jewelers The island s full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beac h 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography since 1980. Studio: 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. 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Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Calendar of ongoing events, activitiesThrough Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. and Gallery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-2433835. Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 888-674-0107. Wednesdays Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-1416. Society sells Settlers Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-7688. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3209. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Thursdays Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212.Fridays Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. Saturdays meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Farmers Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. time Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7086120. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110. Sundays Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-9060668. Mondays 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: 941-778-1908. board meeting, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Tuesdays Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202. Editors note: Events are subject to change when there is a holiday. Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates to schedules, to calendar@islander.org.

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14 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER 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 www.WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic.com941.92O.4O1Owww.facebook.com/ WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic W ESTBRIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC To market, to the rescueOrganizers of the weekly Beach Market at Coquina Beach are assisting Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue in its effort to rescue and care for some of the 300 animals removed from an alleged abusive animal sanctu ary. People are encour aged to bring donations for the dogs care to the market, which takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at Coquina Beach in Bra denton Beach. Donations also are welcome at The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-518-4431. To do my duty to God and my countryTen-year-old Sam Howells, after completing six months of work, receives his Cub Scouts God & Family Scout Badge from the Rev. Sung Lee Feb. 2 at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Sam is in Cub Scouts Pack 22 led by Scout Master Kevin Krafve. Islander Courtesy Photo Bradenton Beach noise ordinance set for commission reviewNew Bradenton Beach city clerk Janet Jamie Anderson, left, and treasurer Sheila Dalton join in the Feb. 12 planning and zoning board meeting. They were familiarizing themselves with operations. was Feb. 10. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter The public will get another chance to speak up on a proposed amended noise ordinance. But, for now, it appears enough compromises have been made to move the ordinance from the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board to the city commisWhile the noise ordinance is not something related to the land development codes, and not typical for P&Z review, the process resulted in more public input than some prior ordinances. The Feb. 12 P&Z meeting was the third meeting for the board and city staff to discuss what some consider to be the heart of the ordinance, which includes decibel levels, outdoor entertainment and time restrictions. City planner Alan G arrett said they were the top three items mentioned during public input, a process G arrett maintained from the beginning was the most important component in getting the ordinance right for everyone. Outdoor entertainment was of the highest concern during public comment, Garrett said. door entertainment is and what indoor entertainment is, said Garrett. To do that, we had to make sure we Garrett said an example of an enclosed building, four walls and a roof, would be the BridgeTender Dockside Bar and Grill. The establishment has a large sliding glass door and G arrett said when the door is closed, it would be considered an indoor establishment. Garrett tentatively scheduled indoor and outdoor entertainment hours from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., at which time outdoor entertainment would have to cease, while indoor entertainment would be subject to decibel-level requirements. In a typical commercial zone where many of the local entertainment establishments are located, 65 decibels would be the maximum after 10 p.m. But Garrett wanted to take it one step further and suggested a special exception permit be required for any business wanting to play music indoors after 10 p.m. Doreen Flynn, bar manager of the Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., questioned the need of a special exception permit, saying shes been monitoring noise outdoors at the Drift-In during hours of live entertainment. It doesnt even come close to the 65 decibels, she said, adding that eliminating or restricting the ability to have live indoor entertainment for businesses would be destructive. Flynn said live entertainment after 10 p.m. is a necessity for indoor establishments. She said the hours of 10 p.m.-1 a.m. are the busiest times and wanted any notion of requiring a special exception permit eliminated from the ordinance. G arrett instead suggested extending the indoor entertainment hours to 8 a.m.-1 a.m. with decibel levels remaining at 65 after 10 p.m. G arrett said for situations where a business wanted to extend hours of music beyond 1 a.m., it would then require a special exception in order to justify it to the city. P&Z member Dawn Betts moved to recommend approval of the amended noise ordinance to the city commission. The motion passed 4-0. Three P&Z members were not present. The ordinance will now go before the city commission for review at two public hearings. The next city meeting is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 15 The Rev. Taylor M. Hill 4502 Cortez Road W., Bradento n BMO Bank Building, Suite 200 www.tvgbradenton.com 9 41-243-3991 Active Lifestyle Healthy Legs Do you have unsightly skin bulges, tired achy legs, painful swelling, or leg pain with ambulation? Suffer no longer. Dr. Yeaney offers minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Woodrow Yeaney IIIBoard Certified Vascular Surgeon A NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria941-778-0414 SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:00 & 11:00 AM 941-778-0414 YOUTH FOR CHRISTC ALF # 12337 If youre caring for a loved one who is a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, there are benets and aid available to oset the cost of senior living and care expenses. Join us as Lee Washington of Manatee County Veterans Services provides valuable information on the Aid & Attendance Program and answers any questions you may have. VA Benets Seminar Presented by Lee Washington of Manatee County Veterans Services Light reeshments will be served. Get the Support Youve Earned. Understanding and Accessing VA Benets.Get inspired!Seating is limited. Call today to reserve your space.941-254-6167 Introducing InspiredLivingSM Get Inspired! Meaningful Days. Inspiring Care.InspiredLivingSM at Hidden LakesInspiredLivingHiddenLakes.com | Closures to be limited for Cortez Bridge rehabBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Fears by many island residents that a rehabilitation of the Cortez Bridge might become a repeat of the 1999 project appear groundless, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. During the 1999 DOT maintenance project on the State Road 64-Manatee Avenue to access and exit the island from the mainland stretched to almost 45 days. It resulted in what some long-term residents called a nightmare for motorists coming to and from the beach, as well as for businesses in Cortez and Bradenton Beach. Thats not going to happen this time around, said The Cortez Bridge will not be closed during the repair project, Stublen said. from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. During repairs, they may be extending bridge raising for durations of up to 15 minutes. These openings will happen from midnight to 5 a.m. only, he said. If an emergency vehicle needs to cross the bridge, they will call the bridgetender and the draw will immediately be lowered. The Cortez maintenance project is expected to take nine months to complete. The project is not related to DOT plans for the long-term future of the bridge, but designed to keep the bridge functional for another 10 years while the DOT plans and budgets for the ultimate fate of the bridge, which could be more repairs or replacement.Sandbar drainage plan approved, but not parkingAnna Marias new planning and zoning board chair Sue Ellen Wilson says goodbye to outgoing chair Tom Turner at the boards Feb. 4 meeting. Turner resigned from the board. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Parking is a subject in Anna Maria where any two people can have three opinions on the subject. Parking was once again at the forefront of a public hearing when the planning and zoning board met Feb. 4 to hear the Sandbar Restaurants site plan for a drainage swale along a beach access. The site plan also included adding a parking lot on vacant property at Spring Avenue and Gulf Drive. City planner Alan Garrett said staff recommends parking be allowed on the lot only for restaurant employees and valet parking service. Under the site plan, vehicles could only enter from Gulf Drive and exit east onto Spring Avenue. But former City Commissioner Gene Aubry, now a P&Z board member, argued the Sandbar has enough parking for its seating at the restaurant. This city has plenty of parking. Why do we need another lot? he asked. Were paving paradise, he said. Engineer Lynn Burnett, representing the Sandbar, said too many people are parking in the restaurants parking lot and going to the beach, not the restaurant or gift shop. Aubry responded its not the citys job to ensure parking spaces are properly used by a customer of the business. Let them hire somebody to go around and check cars to make sure people in them are using the facility and not just beachgoers, he suggested. Member Mike Coleman, who recused himself from voting because of a business relationship with Sandbar owner Ed Chiles, said the board is obligated to recommend approval if the site plan meets the citys requirements for substantial, competent evidence in its codes and ordinances. Jim Dye, said he decided not to vote on the issue to remove any doubt because of his business dealings with Chiles in Pine Avenue Restoration LLC. Aubry, however, was not done. Well, Im saying its a health, safety and welfare issue for a parking lot at that location and thats certainly part of our code. The board voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the site plan, but without the added parking lot. Garrett said the public hearing on the recommendation and site plan will be on the city commissions agenda for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. In other matters, the board elected Sue Ellen Wilson as chair for the coming year and Aubry as vice chair. Members and the gallery gave outgoing chair Tom Turner a standing ovation. Turner is retiring after serving the board almost 35 years at one time or another, including many years as chairman.

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16 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER Newsracks, trolley shelters, dinghy docks discussedNew modular newsracks were installed around Feb. 11 at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The installation brings the location into compliance with an ordinance passed by the city in 2012. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter A Feb. 13 Bradenton Beach work session for city commissioners involved a little bit of everything, but learning that Manatee County will not hold up its pledge to fund $33,000 in trolley shelter construction from two years ago was a highlight. Mayor Bill Shearon announced that an internal audit caught the fact that the city never billed the county for the shelters that were to be funded with MCAT money. It was just one item of a growing list of problems that Shearon said past administrations left in their wake. Bradenton Beach Police Department Lt. John to fast track the money back to the city, but not before they received a more professional request for funds. We just have to put together a more comprehen cials and how we decided on the contractor, said Cosby.Basically, they just want it presented as more of a proposal, rather than, Where is our money? Dinghy dock refund The Federal Emergency Management Agency worked with the city to ensure federal funding was cent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier following damages in June 2012 by Tropical Storm Debby. Now the federal government may want its money back sort of. Cosby said that a letter requesting the city pay or may not, be coming, but, if it arrives, it is only because of a paperwork error. It was supposed to be submitted as a mitigation project because we made the footprint smaller, said Cosby. Somewhere along the line between here, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., someone changed the language from mitigation to approved project. Cosby said its not an issue because the city has the appropriate documentation. We have the backups to prove it was mitiga havent heard anything back, but if they do challenge rectly. FEMA already has provided the city about $70,000 in reimbursement funds for the dock repairs. Cosby said it is unlikely FEMAs complaint will go any further, because they are aware that it was an error in language not committed by the city. Even if the message is somehow lost, Cosby said it could be 10 years before the city receives anything else from FEMA. FEMA is just now putting notices out on projects in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina, he said. In other matters, public works director Tom Woodard said modular newsracks at the pier have been replaced. passed an updated newsrack ordinance in 2012 with the help of area publishers to bring news racks up to date in looks and safety standards. The intent to replace the remaining new racks throughout the city has been put on hold due to budgetary restraints. The city agreed during the ordinance process to pay for concrete pads at some of the other proposed newsrack locations. Those funds have not been budgeted in the past water drainage pipe at the eastern end of Second Street South is failing. The city spent $40,000 in 2013 to repave Second Street South. The bayside street end was left unpaved because a problem with a storm drain pipe under the road was discovered by the contractor. Woodard gave notice that the estimated $25,000 scheduled for work at a future date. street ends and beach accesses in general. We need to do a complete inventory of our street ends and rights of way, said Shearon. The city is conducting an experiment at the end of 25th Street North where public parking is being considered. Its a parking test-run kind of deal, said Shearon. The city is currently having a parking space count should be completed soon as part of an overall look at parking in Bradenton Beach.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 17 Winter is upon us, but spring is fast approaching. Its time to enjoy the fresh air and some shopping. These stores are handpicked for their unique items and great customer service. For certain, we know where to shop. Just get going Enjoy a visit to The Antique Orphanage, where there is something for everyone. Its one of the bestkept secrets Bradenton. They have tons of exciting antiques and furniture, and they will be participatAntique Show, Feb. 28-March 2, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto. 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. The women running the show at Retro Rosies and Cobweb Unique Finds have been staying busy keeping the store stocked with all things vintage and all things fun. Just in: vintage clothing from Lilly Pulitzer, jewelry from Coro and Trifari, plus vintage Pyrex, McCoy and Hall pottery. There is something for everyone, so get rolling, check it out. 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. Dont forget to say, The Islander sent me. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Sat 10-4 AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 The Antique Orphanage antiques & collectiblesAn Eclectic Approach To Collecting Specializing in Inkwells, Smalls, Lotton Glass114 Wed-Sat and by appointment Fairway Center Breezeway 5125-B Manatee Ave. W. ~ Bradenton941-761-8000 Find us! 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941 778.7978 S S S S S idebar Gallery 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! Scenic Waves nominates of cers for March electionBy Mark Young Islander Reporter The Scenic Waves Partnership Committee is gaining new members, and plans are set to conduct Monday, March 3. The board discussed the possibility of electing cooption in its bylaws, Tjet Martin was nominated for to serve with current chair Carl Parks. Parks praised Martins enthusiasm, work ethic and knowledge of Scenic Waves activities. Current vice-chair Jake Spooner was nominated and accepted another one-year term. Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan has been serving as acting secretary/treasurer for Scenic Waves, the advisory board responsible for reviewing projects for the state-designated scenic highway and making recommendations to the city commission. McClellan again was nominated, but turned it down with an announcement that she will be resigning in May her 18-year position with KMB. McClellan said the new executive director would continue to serve on Scenic Waves, and she will end her time with KMB and Scenic Waves in May. She said a new KMB executive director is expected to be named at the boards Feb. 20 meeting. Waves, McClellan said Bradenton Beachs Tree City USA status has successfully been renewed. She also hopes to see a long-standing KMB, Scenic Waves and Bridge Street Merchants project come to fruition before she exits her position. The Gulf Drive and Bridge Street roundabout has been targeted for a landscape upgrade for more than a year. Working through city procedures and the Florida Department of Transportation permitting process has slowed the project. The city passed a maintenance agreement in January, which opens the door for KMB to hire a landscape architect to bring the projects design up to DOT permitting standards. KMB is partially funding the project with the Bridge Street Merchants expected to fund a second phase when monies become available. McClellan also serves as the chair of the Palma Sola Scenic Highway Committee, and Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson reported Palma Sola may want to absorb Bradenton Beachs Scenic Waves committee. The idea came up seven years ago and this group turned it down, said Robertson. But with a proposal to connect Holmes Beach to Bradenton Beach with a multi-use trail, its being proposed again and there are a lot of pros and cons for this committee to consider. Martin said she would be opposed to Scenic Waves being absorbed into Palma Sola, but welcomes the Palma Sola committee to attend the citys Scenic Waves meetings. There may be more grant opportunities if we work together, but we need more information, said Martin. McClellan said there has been no discussion about joining the two scenic highway committees into one organization. Whats going on is that Palma Sola Scenic Highway is trying to extend the scenic highway designation PLEASE SEE SCENIC WAVES, PAGE 19

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18 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER The outdoors of the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez is transformed into a kid-zone for the two-day Cortez Commerical Fishing Festival. prints were hung to welcome guests to the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. Whole-fried sheepshead sits atop a mound of craymerical Fishing Festival. Booths set up to take admissions on collect $3 from adult enter the festival. Wildlife Inc. answers questions from a family of festivalgoers the rescued owls and critto the Cortez Fishing Festival. Islander Photos: Jennifer Anna Maria Johnson displays paintings and prints for sale at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 19 SCENIC WAVES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1952 on a 63x138 lot was sold 01/22/14, Spahn to Stern for $1,450,000; list $1,495,000. sfur 6bed/5bath/2car pool home built in 2013 on a 52x145 lot was sold 01/30/14, Ideal Island Properties LLC to Twenty One Properties LLC for $1,325,000; list $1,345,000. sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 91x100 lot was sold 01/24/14, Mason to Fisher for $850,000; list $849,900. 4118 Fifth Ave., Unit A, Villas on Fifth, Holmes Beach, a 2,786 sfla / 3,748 sfur 6bed/3bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2009 was sold 01/29/14, Pakbaz to Matthias for $775,000. 5606 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Barefoot Bungalows, pool built in 1957 was sold 01/29/14, Matthias to Bayer for $565,000; list $598,000. 2,173 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1980 on a 122x119 lot was sold 01/30/14, King to Anna Maria Costal Homes LLC for $502,000; list $510,000. sfur 2bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1976 on a 50x100 lot was sold 01/29/14, Chritton to Toehold on 45th Street LLC for $465,000; list $522,000. sfur 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 2002 on a 50x105 lot was sold 01/24/14, HSBC Bank to Mattes for $450,000; list $450,000. 7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Tiffany Place, Holmes shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/29/14, Jones to Wadsworth for $420,000. 6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 262, Westbay Point and Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,266 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 01/27/14, Zeller to Suzor for $370,000; list $379,000. / 1,660 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1958 on a 75x120 lot was sold 01/29/14, Thornton to Katz for $325,000. 2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 206, Club Bamboo, Brapool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Perez to Misci LLC for $315,000. 201 35th St., Unit 5, Anna Maria Beach Place, Holmes Beach, a 630 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1969 was sold 01/23/14, Kreps to Morel for $283,000; list $318,000. 3801 E. Bay Drive, Unit 108, Sunbow Bay, Holmes shared pool built in 1981 was sold 01/27/14, Lawrence to Abela for $265,000; list $279,000. sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1970 on a 50x100 lot was sold 01/28/14, Cozart to Derwent Investments LLC for $259,900. 3000 Gulf Drive, Unit 6, Palm Cay, Holmes built in 1980 was sold 01/29/14, Bray to Maclaren for $205,000; list $219,900. 2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Club Bamboo, Bradenpool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Perez to Misci LLC for $205,000. 2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 202, Club Bamboo, Bradenpool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Tomasko to Misci LLC for $199,000. 2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 202, Club Bamboo, Bradenpool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Aqua Props LLC to Misci LLC for $135,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. farther into Holmes Beach on Manatee Avenue, but that application was sent back saying it needed more work, said McClellan. She said its been approved at the local level through the city of Holmes Beach, but DOT will make the decision. We are just waiting to see there is a need to rewrite the application, she said. If there is one, and this committee has an interest in combining with Palma Sola, we can add that in the rewrite. Committee members generally agreed that more information was needed to consider a merger. Scenic Waves seeks input for priority projects Whether its grant opportunities or projects to consider, the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee, after almost two years of self-admitted stagnancy, is looking ahead to again becoming more active in the city. With three new members, and new city leadership, the committee is once again being placed at the forefront of projects associated with the scenic highway Gulf Drive. City Commissioner Janie Robertson, liaison to Scenic Waves, pledged the committees importance to the city. The mayor made public that this committee will be more involved, said Robertson. In other words, this committee will not be bypassed. Mayor Bill Shearon then apologized for bypassing the committee on a Florida Department of Transportation proposal to enhance lighting at the Bridge StreetGulf Drive roundabout. Shearon said it wasnt intentional not to include Scenic Waves. He then shifted the conversation to topics to be considered in the future.

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20 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER By Mark Young Islander Reporter A U.S. Coast Guard patrol on board its vessel observed a boat cruising in Sarasota Bay Feb. 8 near the 2000 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach. The boat was operating without navigational lights and was stopped. Coast Guard personnel observed a man who appeared to be intoxicated and contacted the at Coquina Beach. After determining the suspect failed the test, the suspect was arrested for misdemeanor boating under the man, who turned out to be a relative of the suspect. additionally charged with another misdemeanor for providing a false name to law enforcement. Dibell also was wanted on a felony burglary warrant out of Bradenton. The Manatee County Sheriffs Office initially processed Dibell under the false name he provided, which initiated false criminal proceedings against his relative. Because the deception led to another person being charged with a crime, Dibells alleged crime of providing a fake name to law enforcement was elevated to a felony charge, criminal use of fraudulent identiAccording to the last of three probable cause being arrested, which has caused problems for him in the past. Dibell was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $1,500 bond. As of Islander press time, he remained in custody. Dibell is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. Island watch To report information on island crime, call the station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-7085804. In emergencies, call 911. Streetlife We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANTIts that time of year! GET YOUR BIB ON! Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 941-383-1748 www.stonecrab.ccIts STONE CRAB SEASON STONE CRAB Lobstahs Got Buttah?Anna Maria IslandNEW MUSIC HERE....9-1 FRI & SAT NIGHTS March 1 Betty Fox Band March 2 Doug Deming GIVE SOMETHING SPECIALLOBSTAHS GIFT CARDS! 5337 Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island | 941.779.1000 New Tiki Hut Lunch & Dinner Casual FareHot Dogs 2 GREAT RESTAURANTS AT 1 LOCATION LOBSTAHS Fine Island Dining Tiki Hut Casual Lunch & DinnerGot Buttah? LOBSTAHS MAINE LOBSTER TAIL!COMPLETE DINNEREvery Wednesday! $14 HUT SHUFFLEBOARD DARTS POOL NFL PACKAGE CASUAL DARTS DARTS FUN PARTY LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS Tiki Hut Sportstah Bar LARGE TV S HAPPY HOUR 5-6 $1 DRAFTSSEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZA TIME Alleged string of lies lands boater in jailIsland police blotterAnna Maria complainant said a caretaker was hired for clients residence. The client terminated the caretaker and the employer was attempting to get back $1,492 already paid for services that are no longer needed. Phone calls and emails were unsuccessful in getting a response from the employee. use of a debit card. A complainant reported that someone obtained his debit card information and used it on multiple occasions to withdraw $2,260. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach No new reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez glary. A complainant observed a section of fence was cut at a boatyard. Investigating further, a boat motor was missing on a vessel close to where the fence had been cut. An unknown person gained entry into a home and stole several unlisted items. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriffs Sex offender lists Cortez Bridge for address The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has listed convicted sex offender as a transient (boater) offshore by the Cortez Bridge. According to the FDLE website, the offender, 53, was found guilty in 1989 in Ohio of attempted statutory rape. He has completed his sentence and is no longer under supervision. However, Florida law requires all convicted sex offenders to list their current address with the FDLE. He came to Florida from Texas, according to the website. Another sex offender lives in the 4200 block of 129th Street West in Cortez, according to the database. Holmes Beach has one convicted sex offender living in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, while Bradenton Beach has one convicted sex offender residing in the 2500 block of Avenue C. The FDLE records show no convicted sex offenders living in Anna Maria. Dibell

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 21 At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. ObituariesDeborah Kaye Yarbrough Murphree Deborah Kaye Yarbrough Murphree, 61, of Bradenton, died Feb. 5. She was born Aug. 12, 1952, in Dallas. She retired after 30 of service at UPS. She had a contagious smile, laughed often and loved to cook and entertain. She was a member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, the ports kids and community, with the pirate name of Stumbles. She will now enter the ships Davey Jones Honor Roll with privileged member status. Her greatest passion was her family. A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb 22, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Mrs. Murphree is survived by her husband of 39 years, Roger L.; son Eric; daughter-in-law Elizabeth; six grandchildren; sisters JoAnn, Constance, Jennifer and Rebecca; brothers Doyce III and Jon; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Murphree GET READY TO ROCK OUT.... ROD STEWART TRIBUTE CONCERT Featuring Bob Stewart! Thursday March 13, 2014 5:30 p.m. Dinner~ 7 p.m. Show time $30 per person (includes tax & gratuity) Ticket includes; Dinner, One Cocktail and Show! Tickets Required (941) 739-7414 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy. Bradenton, FL 34210 imgacademygolfclub.com Therese Lillian Johnsen Therese Lillian Johnsen, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 7. She was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Staten Island, N.Y. During World War II, she became engaged to Walter Sverre Johnsen, who returned from combat at Anzio in a body cast. They were married July 7, 1945. Mrs. Johnsen supported her husband as he cofounded Armel Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of electronic connectors, standoff terminals and relay sockets for the burgeoning aerospace and military markets. They built a home in Saddle River, N.J., where they raised four children. She worked in high-end residential real estate sales for many years, and was one of the leading brokers in the state. On retiring, the couple moved to Ridgewood, N.J., and then to Holmes Beach. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed animals, the beach and long walks. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family. Burial will be with her husband at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made to Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center Inc., P.O. Box 1449, Anna Maria FL 34216, or on the website at www.wildlifeinc.or g. Mrs. Johnsen is survived by her children, Walter Craig and wife Wendy of New York, N.Y., Karen and husband Michael Smith of Holmes Beach, Edward of Califon, N.J., and Lynn and husband Marcus of Bradenton; grandchildren Walter D., Michael S. Smith, Kristopher Smith, Michelle Sporn, Kristina Huefner, Edward II, Daniel, and Lauren Roundtree; great-grandchildren Landon Sporn, Logan Sporn and Andrew Huefner. JohnsenWMFRs deputy chief receives state award West Manatee Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pollock has been named the Florida Fire Chiefs AssociaThe award is given annually by who demonstrates ongoing leadership WMFR press release from battalion chief Tom Sousa said. Pollock wrote a grant for the WMFR that upgraded the 800 mhz radio system used by emergency service providers in the region. The grant of more than $1 million allowed tricts into P25 compliance with state requirements. Pollock also was the grant administrator and wrote the interlocal agreements and overall contract to implement the system. He also is a member of the Florida Executive Fire Pollock will be recognized by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the cabinet with a resolution, the release said. Pollock Merchants host rock n roll nightA crowd gathers Jan. 25 around tables in the center of the lot that hosts the Bridge Street Market on Sundays. Rock n Roll Night guests perused shops and vendor booths and enjoyed live music and food and drink. This week from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, the merchants are hosting Bluegrass Night, featuring State Road 64, and welcoming everyone to enjoy a night under the stars. Islander Islander archive 24/7 Several years ago, The Islander was invited to take part in a digital newspaper pilot project with the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. Its simple, easy and available 24/7. The next step in our quest to be the best news on Anna Maria Island is a digital photo library. Soon, youll preserved on the states website, Floridamemory.com. Kids at school, news photos, pictures from events and the hallmarks in the lives of islanders. As for now, theres 21 years, 52 weeks a year, cover to back, the complete collection of The Islander, online Youll find The Islander at the UofF library among the digital stacks, now and into the future. Weekly.

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22 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRIDAY & SATURDAY OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN & CRISPY DUCKLINGCALL AHEAD TO RESERVE (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 AME calendar reports. Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Binko visits the AME media center. breakfast, AME cafeteria. Committee meeting, AME media center. release. Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.Book your date: AME Spring Fling Prom approachesAME has needs aplenty for prom funds The Anna Maria Elementary Schools Spring Fling at the Anna Maria Island Community Center will be a prom-themed dance party. So dress for the occasion. The event will be held 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The Anna Maria Elementary Parent Teacher Organization event will have an auction of donated items, as well as student artwork and a live painting entertain ment by local artist Doran Pierce. Also, a roller derby team, the North River Renegades, will be serving cocktails on skates. The evenings menu of appetizers includes Mr. Bones BBQ baby back ribs, sushi from Ocean Star, Sandbar brushetta and wings, peel-n-eat shrimp from The City Pier Restaurant, the Feasts baked brie and spinach and artichoke dip. Mar Vista, Waterfront and Tortilla Bay also will be donating starters. Dinner will include Caesar salad, chicken Marsala, roast beef, redskin mashed potatoes and green beans. Harrys Conti nental Kitchens famous brownies, assorted treats from G inny & Jane Es at the Old I G A and Piece of Cake Designs cake pops will round out the tablefare. The Spring Fling is the largest AME-PTO fundraiser of the year, and organizers are hoping to raise at least $50,000 this year. Tickets are $40 per person, $250 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at the school; Anna Maria Donuts, 210 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; and Junk in the Trunk, 7808 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. The Anna Maria Island Community Center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call event chair Laurie Higgins at 941-448-5624. The teachers at Anna Maria Elementary submit ted their wish lists to the Parent Teacher Organization when planning began for the Feb. 22 Spring Fling. The wish list, which amounts to more than $50,000, includes school supplies, as well as both maintenance services and playground equipment. The hope is that the Spring Fling will raise enough money to get through a good portion of the wish list, said Monica Simpson, PTO president. Teachers asked for textbooks that meet Common Core standards and character education books, a genre that teaches ethical decision-making, part of a schoolwide character education program. $200 each fpr their classroom libraries. Simpson said any money for tech support would be held until there is clear direction from the Manatee County School District. The school district is going through a major tran sition phase with the technology they want to use in the district going forward, she said. Any money that might be used for technology will most likely be held until (AME) knows for sure where the district is going. They are moving away from Apple products, which have been the staple of technology for ages. Replacement of the jungle-gym dome removed from the AME playground before winter break also made the wish list. The old equipment was rusted, broken and could not be repaired. Additionally, picnic tables in front of the school must be replaced due to rust. Also on the wish list are volunteers for maintelobby and some campus landscaping. The Spring Fling is 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria. Tickets at $40 can be purchased at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call PTO member-Spring Fling organizer Laurie Higgins 941-448-5624. Funding is needed to replace rusted picnic tables at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photos: Anna Maria Elementary fourth-graders Angelina Padilla and Gabrielle Sanchez get help from Michelle Laade and Rebecca Connor on a painting that will be auctioned at the PTO Spring Fling.

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24 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. 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Individual registration is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Pair registration is $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Registration is required by Feb. 24. For more information, contact Matt Ray at 941778-1908 or matt@myamicc.com. By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter NFL Flag Football continues to be the sport to follow at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, groups ranging from the youngest in the instructional division to adults in the over-age-30 division. Two teams in the centers youth leagues are halfway to perfect regular season records. Beach Bistro Buccaneers leads the 8-10 division with a 5-0 record, one win ahead of second-place West Coast Air & Heating Dolphins, which is 4-1. Tylers Ice Cream Vikings sits at 3-2, a half game ahead of fourth place Beach Bum Patriots with Manatee Diagnostic Ravens, Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys and LPAC Cardinals following in the standings. LPAC Cardinals are the other team still in the hunt for a perfect season. They are 6-0, a half game ahead of Sandbar Colts, which is alone in second place with a 6-1 record. Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers are 3-1, the only other team in the division with a winning record. Bark & Company Realty Ravens occupy fourth place with a 2-5 record, while Eat Here Redskins at 1-5 and 0-5 Will C. Photos Falcons complete the standings. The standings are tight in the 14-17 division with the 6-1 Mr. Bones Bengals on top, closely followed by Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers, boasting a 5-2 record. The Feast Broncos, West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars and Integrity Sound Lions are tied for third place at 3-4, Sun Bears at 2-5 and the winless Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys complete the 14-17 standings. The overall game of the week has to be the unbeaten LPAC Cardinals 35-27 victory Feb. 10 over fourth place Bark & Company Realty Ravens. the victory for the Cardinals, completing 13 of 20 passes, including three that went for touchdowns. Tyler Pearson also had a big day, catching one touchdown pass and running for two more, and adding an extra point for good measure. Joey Altashaw added three catches, including one for a touchdown and a pair of extra points, while Zach Fernandez had a pair of catches, a touchdown and an extra point in the victory. Hagen Powers paced the Cardinal defense with ception and Fernandez chipped in with a safety. Bathie Thiam played well for Bark & Company Ravens, completing 18 of 22 passes, including four that went for touchdowns. Leo Tilelli was his favorite John Smith added four catches, two for touchdowns. Dalton Guthrie, Alex Rodriguez and Thiam each added extra points on offense for the Ravens. In other 11-13 division action Feb. 10, Sandbar Colts thrashed Eat Here Redskins 48-22. In 8-10 division action last week, West Coast Air & Heat Dolphins swam past Dojo Cowboys by a 24-6 score, while Manatee Diagnostic Ravens dropped a 6-0 heartbreaker to Beach Bum Patriots during Feb. LPAC Cardinals completed the 8-10 division games Feb. 10 with an 18-13 victory over Manatee Diagnostic Ravens. West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars got the 14-17 division games started Feb. 15 with a 37-20 victory over closed the 14-17 division games last week with a 27-7 victory over Sun Bears. Horseshoe news Four teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the days championship during Feb. 15 action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Bruce Copeland and Bob Palmer edged Dom nal match, while Bob Mason and Leo Hutton easily dispatched Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe by a 22-8 It was all Mason-Hutton in the final, as they destroyed Copeland-Palmer 21-5 to earn the days bragging rights. Three teams advanced to the knockout round during Feb. 12 horseshoe action. Gene Bobeldyk watched as Paul Sheatler and Bruce Munro advanced with an easy 21-5 victory over Rod Bussey and Norm Good. Sheatler-Munro stayed hot, defeating Bobeldyk and Crawford 24-11 in the championship match. 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 Mike Lovell, Marvin Gagmini and Bob Lang all Stableford golf match. The team of Bill Koche, Jerry team competition. The men played a nine-hole scramble Feb. 13 and the team of Tim Friesen, John Estok and Jon Holcomb combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day. AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule 5-7 division Feb. 28 6 p.m. Beaches RE vs. Miller Electric March 3 6 p.m. A&E vs. Beaches RE 8-10 Division Feb. 19 6 p.m. Bistro vs. Dolphins Feb. 21 6 p.m. Cowboys vs. Tylers Ice Cream Feb. 21 7 p.m. Bistro vs. Beach Bums Feb. 22 9 a.m. LPAC vs. Tylers Ice Cream Feb. 22 10 a.m. Manatee Diagnostic vs. Cowboys Feb. 24 6 p.m. Bistro vs. Manatee Diagnostic 11-13 Division Feb. 21 8 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Will C. Photos Feb. 22 11 a.m. Beach to Bay vs. Ravens Feb. 22 12 p.m. Sandbar vs. LPAC Feb. 22 1 p.m. Will C. Photos vs. Eat Here Feb. 24 7 p.m. Sandbar vs. Will C. Photos Feb. 24 8 p.m. Eat Here vs. LPAC 14-17 Division Feb. 20 6 p.m. Bengals vs. Integrity Sound 18 & Over Division Feb. 19 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. Slims Place Feb. 19 8 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Agnelli Pool Feb. 19 9 p.m. Duffys vs. Beach Bistro 30 & Over Division Feb. 20 7 p.m. Island Gourmet vs. Jessies Feb. 20 8 p.m. Ross Built vs. Agnelli Pool Feb. 20 9 p.m. IRE vs. Tylers Adult Volleyball March 4 6:30 p.m. Duncan RE vs. Southern Greens March 4 7:30 p.m. Duncan RE vs. Discount Signs March 4 8:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Discount Signs

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Decrane caught and released a 28-inch gag grouper 5 miles offshore in about 35 feet of water. The group also boated numerous mangrove snapper on frozen shiners.In betweeners: tween fronts, tween fishing seasonsBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Fishing around Anna Maria Island is heating up, especially between cold fronts. With temps in the 80s and light winds, we have the perfect recipe for a successful day on the water. Typically, the water is clea so clear in fact that you can easily see the bottom on the nearshore and offshore reefs. In conditions like this, its nice to just gate the structure. Much can be learned by taking the time to explore the reef acitivity. memorize the terrain a helpful exercise for future Finally, now is the time to get out on the water and to small jigs tipped with a piece of fresh-cut shrimp. circle and cast. If you can place a jig in front of the ing between pompano bites. Structure in Tampa Bay is proving prosperous for sheepshead, Key West grunts and mangrove snapper. The sheepshead bite is gradually improving. Im noticare the norm, although 5 pounders are attainable. As for the grunts and snapper, you may need to the bay has snapper on it, but most are 8-10 inches. Finally, bonnethead and blacktip sharks are infesting the shallows along the G ulf beaches. Most of these chumming to keep them in the mood. weather permits. G irle is venturing anywhere from 1-6 miles in search of reefs and ledges, where the key These schools can hold fish by the thousands, ready to nibble every bait you try to drop. G irle is leader, a small split shot, and a 3/0 circle hook. A light G irle is catching keeper-size catch-and-release gag grouper as well as juvenile red grouper on freshslides directly to the eye of the circle hook you might know this as a knocker rig. in depths of 5-7 feet of water. Small jigs tipped with shrimp are an excellent way to put a limit of these Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is Anna Maria Island southward to New Pass. Small jigs tipped with shrimp are providing a bite. Along with If youre looking for mangrove snapper, Lowman says just about every piece of structure from lower the snapper are running small. For bait, you cant go wrong with fresh shrimp. Finally, sheepshead are steadily making an arrival and Lowman says docks, piers, reefs and wrecks are Capt. Rick G ross of Fishy Business Charters is migrating out to nearshore structure to take advantage of the available reef species. In depths of 25-45 feet, shead in the 2to 3-pound range are readily taking To target them, Gross is using a 15to 20-pound fluorocarbon leader with a small circle hook. For weight, Gross is placing a 1/2to 1-ounce egg sinker above the swivel of the leader. Although you take the chance of breaking off occasionally with a light leader, in residential canals and sheltered areas in the back bays. On these adventures, Gross is tying into sheepCapt. Mark Howard of SumoTime charters reports with the targets feeding under deep-water docks where heavy barnacle growth holds more crabs and crustaceans to feed on. Rigging with a live shrimp and a split shot weight will get the bait in the strike zone and can reefs. Sheepshead to 5 pounds are coming over the gunnels on Howards recent charters. gator-sized more than 20 inches. A live shrimp rigged under a popping cork with a tiny split shot will get the bait down to the trout and keeps the bait away from the diving birds hoping to snatch it. Howard predicts the cold fronts will continue but strength, frequency and duration will wane as the start of the spring pattern is just a few weeks away. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says rallies of using live shrimp are catching keeper sizes of both an egg sinker, swivel, 18 inches of leader and a small hook, in that order will hook up the pier sheepies. Bait up with shrimp and cast the rig under the pier on the side where the current is rushing toward you. Let the shrimp drift under the pier until its resting on the bottom, then close your bail, reel up the slack and wait for a bite. Other catches occurring at the R&R include pompano, flounder, jacks, ladyfish, bonnethead sharks and even a palometa rarely seen at the pier. All are responding to live shrimp or jigs tipped with shrimp. Finally, its great to hear from Malfese again, and I look forward to seeing Bob Kilbs smiling face. Im sure all the locals are stoked to see the R&R back in action on the deck and in the dining room.

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26 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER 2/2 ground-level home, 1-car garage. $430,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 I WILL sell your home! CALL ME TODAY Marianne Correll, Realtor6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217Gulf view and room for a pool, 2208 Ave C. $499,000. Pending. PENDING 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 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. Love is in the air. Let me match you with your perfect home. You can count on my professionalism, honesty, commitment and expertise. Call or email me today to buy or list. You wont be disappointed. Aleta Badowski: 941.567.7753 Email: abadowski@kw.com Website: www.AABProperT.comAleta Badowski, Keller Williams On The Water 5239 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209 Your satisfaction in the transaction is my primary goal Need convincing see testimonials on my website. Each of ce is independently owned and operatedI Love to List Call Me Today I Love to List Call Me Today 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 Get Expert Advice on Island PropertiesCall John van Zandt, Realtor 941-685-8822 jvzami@gmail.com WEST OF GULF 2-2-Pool Tiki Hut $699K BIG VIEW 3-3-2 Watkins Bayou $695K GREAT RENTAL 4-3 with Pool Sixth from beach $679K UNDER CONTRACT Wagging Tails comes to Holmes Beach Since 2005, Ed and Jean Barcewicz lived in Lakewood Ranch, operating Wagging Tails, a house-and pet-sitting business. Now, theyve moved to Holmes Beach and are offering their services to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and west Bradenton residents We still have our Lakewood Ranch customers, Ed Barcewicz said, but weve hired staff to help us out there. Now, were starting to get calls from island residents about our services. Wagging Tails takes care of just about all pets, pany also house sits and does home caretaking for people who leave for a vacation or travel north for the summer. Were bonded, licensed and insured, and weve been in this business for quite some time, he said. I think our customers are our best references, and we have a number of homes we sit on every summer. The company housesits pets, while others go to their home while the owner is away. Our goal is to relieve your stress about your home or pet, Jean Barcewicz said.Manzas creations capture blue ribbons When Lois Manza opened her jewelry and craft store, Creations by L, 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, six years ago, she could only hope her shop would turn out as she dreamed the best. Judging from the results at the recently concluded Manatee County Fair, Manza has little to worry about. Two jewelry items handcrafted by Manza received blue ribbons at the fair. I was pleasantly surprised, Manza said. I think it shows that hard work and dedication to doing things by hand pays off. She said her decision to open the store was a good one. Were doing very well and I hope this season will be as good as others, she said. In addition to making her own jewelry, Manza also hosts private groups and classes on beading and other crafts, and creates items to order. She also received the readers choice Islander Star Award last year. For more information, call 941-779-0779. Lois Manza of Creations by L, 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, displays her blue ribbons and the jewelry she made and entered at the Manatee County Fair. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Ed and Jean Barcewicz of Holmes Beach operate Wagging Tails. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin She and her husband decided to move to Anna Maria Island after visiting several times each week We fell in love with this island and just decided to move here, she said. For more information about Wagging Tails, call 941-758-4412.Chamber network events The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Engel & Volkers AMI Real Estate, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Chamber guests and potential members are welcome. Cost of the event is $5 and refreshments and food will be served. Reservations are encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation, call 941-778-1541. Submit business info to news@islander.or g

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 27 Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further than calendar More than 200 beautiful hand-selected properties to choose from. Stop by our of ces or visit our web-site to book your next vacation in paradise! 941-779-0733 www.annamariaparadise.com I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. PLEASE, DO NOT REMOVE OR USE MY TEXT FLOW BOXES (UNDER THE HEADERS) FOR CLASSIFIEDS! ITEMS FOR SALEWESTINGHOUSE 17-INCH LCD, flat TV remote, $60, TV 22-inch at, remote, $100, 2-5-inch speakers, $70. cas575too@gmail. com, text, 314-520-2252. PRINTER: BRAND NEW in box, Canon PIxma iP 3600 all-in-one, $69. Lee, 941-383-5372. COMPUTER: 3.2GHz HT DELL, refurbished, $75. 941-756-6728. P E T C A RRIER I D E A L for cat or small dog, $25 Little Giant ladder, $100. Call 813 240-6529. Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. F REE one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTSTERR Y HAYES, REAL TOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. MAH JO NGG P L AY ER S needed on Anna Maria Island. Call 443-783-6171. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978Call US TODAY! 800-367-1617 941-778-6696INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DRIVE ~ HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com Our newest agent has been with us 16 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 36 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. All Florida licensed real estate agents. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money. Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMARIANNE, ROCHELLE, LISA, CARLA, SALLY ANNOUNCEMENTS ContinuedWANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A N T I QU E S, A R T, and collectibles. V iew at The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A ERI A L PHOTOS of Anna Maria I sland. V iew and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. F I SH ING GE A R WA N T E D: The Privateers and The I slander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels for children. Donate your gear at The I slander newspaper ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife C onservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The I slander ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com Shellie Young presents OPEN HOUSES1-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. 941.713.5458 shellie.young@sothebysrealty.com premiersothebysrealty.com #Listing # Address StatusList PriceSold Price1 A3989564 512 56TH ST ACT 1,195,000 2 A3991056 6804 MARINA DR # A ACT 1,700,000 3 A3989501 230 WILLOW AVE ACT 2,290,000 1 2 3 2014 Microsoft Corporation 2010 NAVTEQ AND0.7 miles No. 3 on the map below230 Willow Ave.No. 1 on the map below512 56th St.No. 2 on the map below6804 Marina Drive 3 OPEN HOUSES ESTATE SALES MU L T I -FAM IL Y E STAT E sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22. R esided overseas 1966-1976, Afghanistan, Pakistan copper casseroles, punch bowl, Greek and Morroccan embroidered dress lengths, purses, India silk, west African items, ethnic jewelry, Avante Garde magazines No. 1-13, pictures, books, clothing, plants, upholstered rocker, household. 403 72nd St., Holmes Beach. ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. 308 G ulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Beach front four-cottages, lots of public parking. Eight sets of beds, four sofas, four dinette sets, teak tables, chairs and buffets, lamps, chairs, coffee and end tables, rugs, mirrors, pictures, lots of linens, four sets of kitchen items, TVs and beach decorative accessories. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix: www.estatesales.net O NLINE S ERVICE : Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online? Check it out at www.islander.org. Turn the page for more Islander classieds

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28 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER HELP WANTED ContinuedDELIVERY DRIVER/WAREHOUSE. Work on Island. Part or full time. Send resume only to: annamariaisland@hotmail.com 941-5249228. OFFICE/RECEPTIONIST WORK. Answer phones, good with computers. Part or full time. Work on Island. Email resume only: annamariaisland@hotmail.com. 941-524-9228.KIDS FOR HIRELOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certi ed babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-5457995. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.HEALTH CARECNA SERVICES: DRIVE to appointments, meals prepared, everyday chores. Part or full time. Excellent references, experienced. 941807-9475, 941-718-5980.SERVICESRETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police of cer, drive your car north and south. 941-713-1596.TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/ wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-7782535.TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941545-6688. PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Commercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, buildings, houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948. JOHN THE FIREMAN Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.DIRTY LAUNDRY? WORLD-class laundry drop-off service. $1 per pound, most items. Sun Clean Coin Laundry. 2905 Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton. 941-746-0849.TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking, wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cameras. Palm sh Communication, 941-896-0798. More ads = more readers in The Islander. Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Andrew ChennaultFULLY LICENSED AND INSURED Island References Lic#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE ANSWERS TO FEB. 19 PUZZLE MO BI LE SA PA RT ST RA SS E ON ES ID EB AS IE TH IT HE R ST AT IS TB UENA REDE EM S TOTO USUA LG RI EF SL IT LO LL OP MI OD EA RT O TS EU LN AC OS IT BE VA S YE ME NI AC UT E F IN ES T RE AL TV AV AA LI OD ESSA OO NA AP TE RR IC EU WY ES NU IS AN CE TA RE AR PH ON E ET AT ST EE NA GE RS RO UT S IW AS NEUE RT TO P OI LC AR OJ YO RG OB EY ER AM IN AC HO AE RI EE CO FI VE MA NY SA TH OL TS OS ST EM SB LE HL IA MG UT SY AR UT LE DA AC RE UT EP ST PO VE NN AM RO NI RH O HO OP LA NO NN OS IE TU DE S ER OD ES MO OD Y S AF AR I AS LA NT AN NE S T RO YE S Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Andy is recovered from a collar embedded in his neck and ready for a forever family. He is young, extremely handsome and cant wait to take long walks with YOU! Andy has all his shots and a microchip and hes neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896-6701, or visit The Islander for more info about Andy and other rescued, adoptable pets.SPONSORED BY GARAGE SALESROSER 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. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES and Consignment. steffsstuf bk.com. Open daily. 941-3831901. ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Appliances, large and small, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, jewelry, linens, books, bikes, plants, shells, an organ, pressure washer. Larger than last year. Lunch available. Information, 941-792-3475. Palma Sola Harbour condos, 9400 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. ANNUAL STREET SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23. Household, furniture, tools, elephant tables. Food available in clubhouse. Pines Trailer Park located at the end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. CORTEZ PARK ANNUAL Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22. 12507 Cortez Road W., next to Cortez Bridge, Bradenton. Open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday Feb. 21-22. Great household items, furniture, clothing, kitchen items, cool stuff! 224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria.PETSPET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits, dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941462-0405. petsitterservicesllc@gmail.com www.petsitterbradenton.com. ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693. LOST DOG: FEMALE Yorkie. Limited vision and hearing. Heartbroken. Reward. Please, call 941 920-4934 or 941-778-2907. WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. BOATS & BOATINGBIMINI 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. TWO 2012 YAMAHA VX Cruiser Jet skis. Low hours. $7,400 each. Also, extra large oating dock, accommodates two Jet skis. Located on Palma Sola Bay. 732-742-8182.HELP WANTEDPART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome. 941-8404235. 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. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. Maxs Mobile Marine ServiceCerti ed Marine Mechanic Inboards/Outboards Boat Detailing Take your boat to the MAX. Reasonable Rates & Great Service Call Max A. Kanter, Island Resident941.807.6688 Maxs Mobile Marine Service

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 29 SERVICES ContinuedHELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation, pet sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be easy! 941-400-8847. DO YOU WANT to vacation and not worry if your pet is lonely? I will overnight in your home so your pet can stay in its own environment and enjoy home setting. Great references. Mary, 941-405-2496. TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE COMPUTER Service LLC. #L13000016769. Fast, reliable and quality computer repair service. Call 941-592-7714. 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.LAWN & GARDENCONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. SAVE YOUR CITRUS trees: Urban Garden Pest Control specializes in citrus tree restoration. Professional pruning and affordable spray program will restore your citrus trees to their full fruitfulness. 941-962-0986. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-7957775, 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 IMPROVEMENTVAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. 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, 941-447-6747.SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616204-8822.RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www. suncoastinc.com.VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty. com. Suzanne Wilson, broker. SEASONAL: MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941713-9096. 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.VACATION RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 1BR, turnkey, furnished apartment. Available February, March, April.941-778-0116.TWO-MONTH MINIMUM, $3,000/month. Stunning bay views, 2BR/2BA, furnished. Screened lanai, clubhouse, tness center, tennis, heated pools, spas. Two miles from beaches of Anna Maria Island, across from Robinson Preserve. 1157 Edgewater Circle, Perico Bay Club. 941779-9320. PEBBLE SPRINGS 3BR/2BA rst oor condo, Manatee Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Annual rental, unfurnished, updated, neutral colors. Covered parking, pool outside back porch, tennis courts, clubhouse, 10 minutes to beach. $1,200/month plus $500 deposit, application required. Available April 1. Pictures: www.macalusoproperty.com. 813-368-7383.ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental wanted. 203-3618088.Turn the page for more Islander classi eds DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 Place classified ads online at www.islander.org 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Cleaning by LAURA Pet FriendlyFor honest, reliable and friendly service Contact me today.Call: 941-539-6891 or email cleaning bylaura@ hotmail.comGod Bless You! 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30 FEB. 19, 2014 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATEFOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977. RE A L E STAT E : BUY, sell, invest. E njoy. Billi Gartman, Realtor. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com. FIXER-UPPER ON deep-water canal, $475,000. Owner nancing possible. Holmes Beach. 941778-7980 or 941-778-7565. W E RE L OW, LI ST ING S needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call L ynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. OP EN HOUS E : 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Holmes Beach house for sale. Beautiful elevated 3B R /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. DISCOVER TERRA CEIA Golf and Country Club! G orgeous updated 2B R /2BA maintenance-free villa in a gated, waterfront community. Hardwood oors, plantation shutters, granite and more. Two-car garage. $169,900. Sarah Whisnant, 941-238-8624, Leslie Wells Realty. HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo: Two balconies overlooking pool and G ulf. R entals booked. Owner, 941-778-9378. 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 ESTATEREA L E STAT E FO R sale: Two very nice mobile homes next to each other on beautiful lake. Furnished. Ocean: 12 miles. Pool. 55-plus community. $225,000 for both. 864-353-8822. BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home: 2BR/1BA fully furnished, turnkey. Large rooms, central heat and air conditioning, washer and dryer, laminate ooring, attached carport, boat dock available. Near Bridge Street. 55-plus. $105,000. Call 317-289-6529. P RE LI ST ING HOM E sale. Two weeks until MLS, save $10,000. Coveted west Bradenton neighborhood near the beaches. No deed restrictions, 3B R /2BA two-car garage, well loved and updated. Qualied previewers only. Email for pictures. $240,000. Suzanneshomes@ yahoo.com Appointments only. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. Suzanne Wilson, Broker. PRIME LOCATION WEST of Gulf Drive, quiet street, steps to beach, 64x80-foot lot at 112 79th Street, Holmes Beach, Build your dream home, existing house being demolished, $659,000. 941-778-6364. GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941730-2606 (leave message). 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. ON THE BAY!Lg 2BR/2BA,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 STEPS TO THE BEACH! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $429k Call Lynn 941-730-1294 W ATERLEFE Luxury golf course living at its nest! Gorgeous 2BR/2BA plus den and pool with beautiful lanai. $285,000. Call Lynn, 941-778-8104 REDU C EDINVENTORY 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. SERENITY ON THE LAKE condo with rental history. VACANT LANDLarge Buildable Lot with NEW CANAL-POOL HOME ISLAND BREEZE Picture perfect 3BR/3BA canalfront pool home on large lot. $929,000 Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker 941773-3966.GREAT RENTAL W/POOL season. Nicely updated. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 6 BE D ROOM I N A NNA M ARIA... Ground-level duplex located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3 BR/2 BA each side. Completely renovated. 2,300 sq. ft. $995,000. A NNA M ARIA C OTTAG E Adorable, vintage cottage located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3BR/2BA, great screened porch, single car garage. Selling turnkey furnished. $475,000. S UNBO W B AY 2BR/2BT end unit with lagoon view. Complex offers two heated pools, tennis, elevator and covered parking. $269,000 G U LF F RON T PE N THO U SE Breathtaking views of the beach from this top-oor, 2,400+sf 3BR/ 2.5BT unit with private elevator, private 3-car garage, heated pool and more. $2,595,000. UPDATED ISLAND HOME 2 short blocks to the beach. This adorable home features an updated kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops. New AC in 2010, newer roof, updated plumbing throughout and a large yard. $449,000. TWO B EACH FRONT UNITS: Exceptional views of the beach from this direct beachfront, two-unit building. Each side is a 2BR/1.5BT townhouse. Two garages, four porches. $995,000.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 19, 2014 31 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO By CHARLES M. 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Community improvements and recreational features and amenities described are based upon current development plans which are subject to change and which are under no obligation to be completed. Actual position of house on lot will be determined by the site plan and plot plan. Floor plans and elevations are artists conception and are not intended to show specic detailing. Floor plans are the property of Taylor Morrison, Inc. and its afliates and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. Maps and plans are not to scale and all dimensions are approximate. Please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate for details and visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers., TM Homes of Florida, Inc. November, 2013, Taylor Morrison of Florida Inc. All rights reserved.taylormorrison.com | 941.761.0587 | 7335 Skybird Road, Bradenton, FL 34209 Maintenance-Free Condos From the Upper $100s Anna Maria Island selected to be on the list of by Forbes Magazine! TOWNS INAMERICA PRETTIEST

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32 FEB. 19, 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