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AMI Chamber of
Commerce 2012 Medium
Business of the Year


:ws on Anna Maria Island Since 1992


Mainsail Lodge steps to plate, city gives nod


AsTheWorld Terns are
ready for spring. Page 6

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HB commission
explores city field
options. Page 2
Meetings
On the government
calendar. Page 4

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Looking back. Page 7





Bidding to begin on
Bridge Street pier
reconstruction. Page 4

HB takes a bite of out-
door dining. Page 5

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Islander editorial.
Reader letters. Page 6

Anna Maria OKs
Sandbar site plan.
Page 8

I-iipjings
Community events,
announcements. Pages
10-11
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Make a date, connect
with a club. Pages
12-13


Bradenton B
officials revi
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Island police
Page 20

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School report


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By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
How does Holmes Beach spell relief?
Planners for the vacant land in the older
commercial area at Marina and Gulf drives
came to the plate with concessions that made
their development more palatable.
And the developers and others at the
Feb. 25 Holmes Beach city meeting showed
signs of relief when commissioners finally
approved a settlement agreement with Main-
sail Lodging and Development of Tampa.
The commission finally ironed out the
details after more than a decade of proposals
for the project on the land that once held the
island's landmark Pete Reynard's Yacht Club
Restaurant.
"Guys, I think we've got it, we've got an
agreement." Lance Spotts, a resident of the
5300 block of Sunrise Lane adjacent to the
project, told commissioners. "I think both


An architect's rendering of the proposed
Mainsail Lodge & Marina in Holmes
Beach, submitted prior to negotiated
changes. Islander Courtesy Image

parties have worked out all the kinks."
Spotts was one of two residents on Sun-
rise Lane, a private road, who threatened to
sue the city if it allowed the developer access
to the lane that is deeded to the property


owners.
Spotts said he's "spent more time at the
podium than at the local watering hole."
However, he said he had signed the agree-
ment, had it notarized and mailed it off.
The other resident threatening a lawsuit,
Dan Howe, also of the 5300 block of Sun-
rise Lane, did not attend the Feb 25 meeting,
although he also is expected to sign off on
the agreement, according to Spotts.
The commission unanimously approved
the agreement with little discussion shortly
after hearing Spotts speak.
Mainsail president Joe Collier had
sought to use Sunrise Lane as an emergency
access, but instead met with members of the
West Manatee Fire Rescue District and re-
arranged the development to accommodate
a WMFR fire-rescue vehicle.
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said a
PLEASE SEE MAINSAIL, PAGE 2


Beach renourishment phase No. 1 near completion


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Rain, rain and cold fronts go
away.
If all goes well and a storm with no name
doesn't strike Anna Maria Island this week,
beach renourishment from 79th Street south
to 13th Street South should be completed.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in
charge of the $12 million project that began
Dec. 20. The project was to finish in 60 days,
weather permitting, but Great Lakes Dredge
and Dock had several days of high wind and
surf during which it could not operate its
dredge in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to Corps spokesperson Sirisha
Rayaprolu, "If all goes well, we should be
done by March 3."
That would complete the first of two
beach renourishment projects on the island.
The first project is funded with approxi-
mately $13 million from federal, state and
county sources.
Phase 2 of beach renourishment is con-
tracted with GLDD by Manatee County,


and renourishes Coquina Beach south to
the Longboat Pass. This is funded with $5.7
million from Manatee County, with the
state eventually reimbursing the county for
about half the cost, Manatee County Parks
and Natural Resources director Charlie Hun-
sicker said.
When GLDD completes Phase 1, it will
take a few days to relocate its pipes, pump
and lift stations and other equipment to the
Coquina Beach staging area, before resum-
ing to pump sand, he said.
It will be a welcome relief for motel
guests in Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach who have had to climb over the pipes
to get to the beach.
"It wasn't an inconvenience, really,"
said Sally Morningale of North Carolina.
"It had to be done. We see it all the time
in North Carolina. But these people worked
very fast," she added.
Morningale and her family were staying
beachfront in Bradenton Beach.
Phase 2 is expected to take about 30
days, weather permitting, Hunsicker said.


All beach renourishment is planned to
finish April 30 before the May 1 start of
turtle-nesting season.
Anna Maria Island's first major renour-
ishment was in 1992, while a second project
occurred in 2002. An emergency renourish-
ment took place in 2005.
The projects can be under the direction
of the Corps or, as is the case for the Coquina
Beach renourishment, Manatee County and
PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 3


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Sunday, March 9, with most of the country
springing forward an hour.
Though some U.S. territories, as well as
Hawaii and most of Arizona, do not observe
daylight saving time, about 70 countries
observe a time change. DST is known in
the European Union as "the summertime
period," and DST is observed in the southern
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demand for power is directly tied to when
residents go to bed and when they get up.
By moving the clock ahead by an hour in the
spring, timekeepers make the sun set an hour
later.
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2 0 MARCH 5, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

HB commission discourages prolonged events at city field


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Pay to play? Holmes Beach has entered a discus-
sion on raising fees for use of the vacant land that once
served as an airplane landing strip.
Holmes Beach commissioners Feb. 27 began
discussing raising fees for events held at city field in
hopes of discouraging multiday events they say are
taxing the city budget.
Presently the city charges a $250 flat fee for events
held at city field, the lot adjacent to city hall that also
serves as a recreation field. Although undersized for
regulation play, the field is used for soccer and other
sports. It adjoins the Birdie Tebbetts Field, once a
Junior League baseball park now encompassing a dog
park.
Mary Buonagura, human resources analyst for
Holmes Beach, told commissioners that hosting the
events for more than one day is costing the city nearly


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Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite


$500 in supplies, labor and maintenance.
In 2012, 17 events were held on the field, seven
for multiple days. In 2013, the field hosted six one-
day events and eight multiple day events. Buonagura
estimates the city lost nearly $2,250 in 2013 associated
with the events.
"Last March there was an event every weekend,"
Commissioner Marvin Grossman said. "That's why we
started to look at this, because we needed some relief
for the field and our workers and because there is no
real benefit from hosting so many events."
Buonagura suggested the city charge $250 per day,
instead of per event, and recommended collecting a
$500 deposit for all events. Currently only events that
allow the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to
provide a deposit.
She suggested at the conclusion of each event, the
event coordinator and public works foreman complete
an inspection together to assess any damage.
Buonagura said the city also is creating a new
streamlined" application for venders who want to
use city field.
While the city field is dedicated for the use of non-
profit organizations, commissioners have questioned
how much of the profits earned during the events actu-
ally go toward the cause. They indicated they want to
start asking event coordinators to post the percentage
of proceeds benefiting the nonprofit on signs at the
event.
Currently the land development code says the
hosting organization must benefit residents of Mana-
tee County, but the commission would like to further
limit that to residents of Anna Maria Island.
"Events hosted by the Anna Maria Island Art
League, the Privateers and others like them are what
we are looking for because they are here and they're
benefiting our residents," Grossman said. "They put
the events on themselves, they don't pay promoters
and we know exactly where the money is going. It
helps them and it helps our image."


The commission also considered omitting the
clause in the land development code that allows over-
night camping during permitted events at the field, but
decided to keep it because of the lack of local RV parks
and the need for vendors to watch over their inventory
during multiday events.
1. ii the event the art league puts on is two days,"
Patricia Petruff, city attorney, said during the meeting.
"These artists bring their RVs and trailers form all over
and there is not a campground for miles. They are not
going to want to leave their valuable artwork unat-
tended."
Commissioners will consider an ordinance to
address city field events at their next meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
MAINSAIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
firetruck turnaround, which was proposed at a Feb. 11
meeting, had been changed to a "wide fire lane" in the
site plan. She said WMFR Chief Andy Price preferred
the wider lane to the turnaround.
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, a business center and a workout facility.
Two of the three structures will have parking under
two stories of living space. The third building will have
a restaurant on the first floor and two floors of living
space.
Mainsail now has 90 days to submit a site-plan
application, according to a staff report.
Brian Check, Mainsail Lodge architect, said he
would get to work.
Commissioner Pat Morton concluded the Mainsail
discussion, saying, "When this all started out there
was a lot of tension between our commissioners, and
a lot of things were said. But when everyone stays
together and keeps wikin_'. we finally get an end
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Great Lakes Dredge and Dock workers relocate pipe on the beach Feb.
28 in Rradenton Reach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Beach renourishment approaches the targeted end of the current project Peb. 28 in
Bradenton Beach near the Fifth Street South groin. Islander Photo: Tjet Martin


BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Coastal Planning and Engineering of Boca Raton.
Manatee County funds for beach renourishment
come from the resort tax, the 5 percent collected on
rentals of six months or less in the county.
Hunsicker said he will discuss how much the state
will pay the county for its share when Coquina Beach
is finished, but he estimated it will be about half of the
$5.7 million.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said once
Coquina Beach renourishment is finished, the county
will address replacement of the groins at Cortez and
Coquina beaches with modern groins that can control
the flow of water and the north-south movement of
sand along the beaches.
Hunsicker said the groins are in the long-range
plan for Cortez and Coquina beaches, but funding is
not yet in place.


The view from the
top balcony of Linger
Longer resort, 302
Gulf Drive S., Bra-
denton Beach, shows
workers pumping
and smoothing sand
March 1 close to the
targeted completion
of the project at Fifth
Street South. From
Fifth Street, sand will
be contoured to the
beach to approxi-
mately 13th Street
South the end.
Islander Photo:
Tjet Martin





4 E MARCH 5, 2014 U THE ISLANDER

Bids for Bridge Street pier reconstruction ready to go


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach has hammered another nail on
its plans to rebuild the city pier.
The long process to restore the Historic Bridge
Street Pier is almost at an end with a Feb. 26 approval
of a request for proposal during a special city meeting
in Bradenton Beach.
The plans to reconstruct the pier need some minor
t" caikinii,'. but the language needed to release the RFP
and begin taking bids on the project was finalized by
unanimous approval from the dais.
Much of the language was ironed out during a Feb.
19 pier team meeting and in the week's communication
between ZNS Engineering's Karen Wilson and city
attorney Ricinda Perry solidified enough confidence
to release the RFP.
Perry said she still has concerns, but Wilson said,
"I didn't see any questions that aren't doable."
Any remaining concerns Perry has will be
addressed during the bid and subsequent negotiation
process, such as indemnification insurance.
"When it's time to negotiate the contract, we
will have to come back and address some of those
concerns," said Perry. "Also, I want those bidding to
understand that time is of the essence, so I would like
to take a look at providing for liquidating damages for
anyone not meeting their construction deadlines."
Perry said she wants to make sure it's on the com-
mission's radar that she will be seeking significant
commitments on insurance and performance as the
process moves forward.
The one sticking point in the RFP process has been
the solar lighting proposal from Beacon Products. The
company previously pledged an engineering design
needed for the final pier plans, but did not deliver.
Commissioner Jack Clarke asked where that light
plan is and if the city will have to do a second RFP
separate from the main pier reconstruction.
"The RFP did include the lights and installation
with the understanding that the city is purchasing the
lights," said building official Steve Gilbert. "We still
don't have anything for a contractor to look at from
Beacon. So I would recommend that we leave the
notes in the drawing and do a second RFP based on
the design."
Gilbert said it is likely Beacon will provide its own
contractors to install the lights and solar panels, "but
we can add drawings as an addendum that will come
later to the bid documents and plans."
Mayor Bill Shearon, who established a six-week
deadline to have the RFP released, although not met
by Beacon, agreed with Gilbert's suggestion.
He added that other minor RFPs might be in order


Father and son spend a sunny day fishing on the
Historic Bridge Street Pier Feb. 19 in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Mark Young

for some of the amenities the city is adding to the
project that are not yet on the plans, such as permanent
garbage cans. He suggested the city create a boilerplate
RFP to expedite the process of RFPs in the future.


Perry said the city has such a document, but ZNS
prepared the RFP.
The mayor said he was not aware that the city had
a boilerplate RFP, but was pleased to hear it.
Discussion returned to a dollar amount to impose
on contractors who miss construction deadlines.
Wilson said she could not give the city a number
because it would depend on city staff determining
financial losses if construction extends beyond a dead-
line.
Perry suggested $200 a day, but Wilson said the
city has to consider the possibility of the restaurant
being affected and city staff commitments, as well as
her time.
She said a ballpark figure is typically around
$2,000 a day, "but it's important to understand that
it's based on real losses and it's not a penalty"
After a brief discussion, commissioners voted to
set liquidating damages at $1,000 per day.
While the project is scheduled to begin June 2,
it has not been officially established as a start date.
The work is expected to take about a month, and the
contractor and the city will be able to set firm dates
during the bid approval.
Vice Mayor Janie Robertson moved to approve
the RFP. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh seconded the
motion, which passed 5-0.
The project is expected to be advertised for the
next two weeks. The city will then schedule a pre-bid
conference with the bidders, the potential contrac-
tors.


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ing its opening.
Islander Photo:
Jo Ann Meilner


Advocacy in Tallahassee
Local cancer activist Nancy Ambrose, state Rep.
Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, and Jeana Schmidt of the
American Cancer Society in Tallahassee. Ambrose
is a volunteer with the ACS' Cancer Action Network
and joined other cancer survivors, caregivers, doc-
tors and staff members in the capital in February to
encourage funding for research and care programs.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Nancy Ambrose


Anna Maria City
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
March 5, 11 a.m., pier team.
March 5, 10:30 a.m., CRA/CIP.
March 6, 6 p.m., city commission. CAN-
CELED.
March 6, 7 p.m., city commission.
March 12, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
March 13, 1 p.m., department heads.
March 19, 11 a.m., pier team.
March 20, noon, city commission.
March 20, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
March 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
March 11,7 p.m., city commission.
March 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
March 18, 11 a.m., city center.
March 25, 7 p.m. city commission.
March 27, 7 p.m., city commission.


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

Manatee County
March 5, 1:30 p.m., commission work session
on LDC rewrite.
March 6, 9 a.m., commission land use.
March 11, 9 a.m., commission.
March 25, 9 a.m., commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

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

Of Interest
March 17, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Bradenton Beach.
March 19, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach.
March 24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization, Manatee County
Public Safety Center, 2101 47th Terrace E., Braden-
ton.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
news@islander.org.




THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 5, 2014 0 5

HB puts outdoor dining regulations back on the plate


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Popular all over Anna Maria Island and beyond in
good weather, some restaurants in Holmes Beach may
face new rules for al fresco dining.
Holmes Beach commissioners voted Feb. 25 to
establish procedures and regulations associated with
outdoor dining.
Asked by the city to review parking needs, city
planner Bill Brisson recommended the commission
adopt a parking requirement for outdoor seating due
to a citywide parking deficiency.
"Outdoor dining is not necessarily intended to
increase patronage, it's supposed to give customers
an option to sit outside," he said.
The commission voted 4-1 to proceed, with Com-
missioner David Zaccagnino voting no. He felt estab-
lishing a designated number of seats was an overstep
of governmental boundaries that would be detrimental
to area businesses.
"This is a complete waste of time. We can't create
parking spaces out of thin air," he said. "What we can
do is promote shared parking and alternative means of
transportation."
Zaccagnino said there should be a review of the
2008 ordinance, but he took issue with the parking
requirements.
"We have to look good and hard (at the issue) and
figure out what we want this city to be," he said. "By
tying outdoor dining to parking you are not being very
business friendly.
In Aug. 12, 2008, the parking requirement was
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side dining, making it easier for restaurants to set up
any number of tables and seats outdoors for patrons.
Previously, eight outdoor seats were allowed without
regulation.
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth brought the
issue to table at a Feb. 25 meeting because, she noted,
Bradenton Beach is experiencing "growing pains" and
they don't know what to do with all the cars.
"To make it fair for all of our restaurants, I think
there should be some type of regulation in regards to
parking for outdoor dining, like one space for every
four, five or six people," she said.
Zaccagnino acknowledged parking is limited, but


not everyone drives to restaurants.
Since the 2008 ordinance was established, only
two restaurants in Holmes Beach have applied for out-
door seating Lobstahs, 5337 Gulf Drive, and Eat
Here, 5315 Gulf Drive.
Both restaurants submitted site plans describing
property boundaries and surroundings and depicting
enhancements, such as lighting, fences, buffers and
other improvements.
The old ordinance required that restaurants get a
permit to acquire an outdoor dining section and pro-
vide evidence the extension would not cause parking or
traffic issues, without the addition of parking spaces.
Holmes Beach and the West Manatee Fire Rescue
District approved the plans before they could begin
serving outdoors.
Titsworth said the commission already has made
exceptions to the current ordinance to accommodate
Barefoot Tiki Bar and Cafe, 5704 Marina Drive, which
has more outdoor seating than it has indoor seating,
as well as amplified music, which is prohibited in the
2008 ordinance.
The restaurants are only permitted to serve cus-
tomers outdoors 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and
7 a.m.-ll p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Any restaurant with outdoor dining established
before the new ordinance would be exempt, unless
there is a change in ownership or the restaurant applies
for an expansion.


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Ah spring, memories to come
Spring break is definitely a "break dance" on
Anna Maria Island.
We don't get the legendary throngs of college-age
partiers that Fort Lauderdale and Panama City Beach
"enjoy," but we do have our fair share of kids.
Oh, the sun, the sand, the surf. Oh, boys and girls.
Oh, the new pristine beach!
The island has historically had family visitors for
the rites of spring. And we're just getting started on
what may be the busiest season ever.
It may be time to stock up on the essentials for
each generation of visitors: Geritol, Guinness, Gato-
rade and Gerber baby food.
It's all good fun.
We've said it before just relax and go with the
flow of the party or traffic.
We who live here know best leave early or
wait longer to go somewhere, and display a little
patience.
And it could be a lot worse. Take Panama City
Beach, for example.
That little Panhandle barrier island is a hot spot
for sun and fun for college kids. Resorts and bars
are packed. The whole island is packed for several
months starting in March with college-style fun.
Then it begins to earn its not-so-pleasant nick-
name of the "Redneck Riviera," the "in spot" for folks
who can't or don't vacation on the Mediterranean.
But there's a weird thing about Panama City
Beach -its season is the reverse of what we enjoy
on Anna Maria Island.
Come Labor Day, nearly everything shuts down
there. Come January, that North Florida island is a
ghost town. From fall to late winter it's cold and
empty and life goes at a snail's pace.
We're not talking about a slow season, we're
talking virtually no season, right when we're having
our "high season."
So enjoy the party while it lasts, and thank all
the winter friends for spending some time with us.
Thanks, too, to the many generations of islanders who
embrace visiting their families in the spring.
This is exactly how the love of AMI is passed
from generation to generation and it is in this rite that
we become an island of memories.
The Old Farmer's Almanac says spring begins
with the vernal equinox March 20 at 12:57 p.m.
But spring is already sprung on Anna Maria
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For your enjoyment
The committee for the 32nd Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival is elated with this year's very suc-
cessful event. The attendance was o% _.ihli.liniIJ'.
feedback from visitors was very positive and our
volunteers were tireless and smiling throughout the
never-ending crush of people.
A special thanks goes to the police and rescue
units. And to our generous sponsors. We thank all of
you! It is our pleasure to provide a truly fun, original
and genuine community celebration of commercial
fishing every year.
Our wish is always that you enjoy the festival as
much as we do.
See you next year.
Linda Molto, Cortez, CCFF committee chair and
crew

Awesome, amazing AMI
Marty and Mark Clark of Holmes Beach are
sharing with The Islander readers their fourth-grade
granddaughter's report, written for Kingsley Elemen-
tary School in Waterloo, Iowa. Evangeline Miehe,
age 10, wrote about Anna Maria Island for a school
project.
The Clarks said, "her thoughts remind us why
we're all glad to be here on the island."
From Evangeline:
Anna Maria Island is awesome. You can have
weeks worth of fun for vacation. I love trying new
seafood on the pier, but sometimes I just get a cheese-
burger! It's always hot and humid. You can just taste
the sticky air. The ocean is blue and sparkly in the
sun. The beach is soft and warm on your feet. There
are lots of crushed seashells by the ocean; they feel
like spikes on your feet. You can find lots of seashells
by the ocean. Almost everyday we go to the beach
and build sandcastles. The pool feels great after a hot
day You can hear the bugs buzz while you swim. The


sun is always bright, and you can smell the beautiful
flowers. Sometimes one half of the island will be
rainy and other half will be sunny. Anna Maria Island
is amazing!
Evangeline Miehe, Waterloo, Iowa

Warning to sellers
Dear garage sale thief: Don't come back.
So often we read about identity theft and other
robberies in our neighborhoods.
I have a new warning for anyone who might have
a garage sale. I advertised and held a sale last month
and, on the morning of the sale, a man and woman
showed up 40 minutes early, rang the door bell and
begged me to show them what we have.
Being a trusting fool, I opened the garage door
and let them in. They bought a $5 dollar item while
they made off with two coins worth $50.
They were both nicely dressed, gray, almost-
white hair and they looked to be in their early 60s.
They were driving a white car. While we may not
get our coins back, we will be on the lookout for this
couple.
They may hit a few more garage sales, so be on
the lookout if you plan to sell valuables.
Piroska Planck, Holmes Beach


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By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Grassy Point is going to the bats.
The city of Holmes Beach will begin construc-
tion of a bat house at Grassy Point Preserve soon,
according to members of the parks and beautifica-
tion committee.
The 34-acre nature preserve located between
East Bay Drive opposite Walgreens and Grassy
Point Bayou on Anna Maria Sound possesses many
different ecosystems, including uplands, wetlands
and mangrove hammocks. However, before the bat
house can be introduced, the Holmes Beach public


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works staff will have to install some posts to sup-
port it.
Parks and beautification committee chair
Melissa Snyder said the bat house will help educate
students at Anna Maria Elementary School about
the flying mammals and their contributions to the
bionetwork.
The students are just a trolley ride from the
preserve, Snyder said.
Jerry West, a committee member who vol-
unteers with the city's public works department,
said he just needed the dimensions to get started
erecting the posts that will hold the bat house and
he would craft them out of cypress wood so they
would not rot.
Grassy Point was purchased by the city in par-
cels starting in 2000 with funding from the Florida
Community Land Trust, and improved and man-
aged through an intergovernmental partnership
between the city and the Sarasota Bay Estuary
Program.
However, members of the parks and beautifica-
tion committee are still shaping the preserve into
their vision. West said he would get the committee
the original, decade-old plans for the preserve in
order to compare it to future plans.
"We will look at the plans and how they were
originally intended, and then we will adapt them
like we see fit," Snyder said.
The preserve, which was dedicated in 2012,
currently has a short footpath that meanders
throughout the property with benches along the
way.
Committee members say they hope to someday
see boardwalks through the mangrove areas, wild-
life viewing stations and fishing areas. A narrow
kayak trail that tunnels through the mangroves is
accessible only from the bayfront.


Going batty at Grassy Point Preserve


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Headlines from March 3, 2004
Arvida Corporation submitted a new site plan to
Bradenton officials for its housing project on Perico
Island that reduced the number of condominiums
from 898 to 686. Arvida said the plan would reduce
traffic on Manatee Avenue by 23 percent, but the
project would have some 10-story buildings. The
environmental group ManaSota-88 sued Arvida over
the original site plan.
Brasota Mortgage of Bradenton and Sarasota
purchased the $1.6 million first mortgage on the Tide-
mark hotel/condominium/marina project in Holmes
Beach from Regions Bank. Brasota already held a
second mortgage for $1.7 million against Tidemark.
Brasota officials said they would submit a new plan
for construction financing to the bankruptcy court.
Tidemark Lodge filed for bankruptcy in 2003.
Bradenton Beach resident Mark Bohannon, 34,
was convicted in Manatee County Circuit Court of
lewd and lascivious behavior with a female minor.
Bohannon received a four-and-a-half-year prison
sentence. Court records indicated the 14-year-old
female was not a Bradenton Beach resident at the
time Bohannon was arrested.

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Sandbar site plan approved finally- despite objections


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
For Anna Maria residents who regularly attend
city commission meetings, it might seem like a Sand-
bar Restaurant site plan has been an agenda item for
years.
That's not far from the truth. The first site plan
to solve some of the drainage and parking issues at
the restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., was presented and
approved in 2005 following a number of public meet-
ings.
At the Feb. 27 commission meeting, commission-
ers voted 3-1 to approve an amended Sandbar site plan
that is somewhat related to the 2005 site plan. The
amended plan calls for use of the vacant property at
the southeast corner of Gulf Drive and Spring Avenue
as an overflow parking lot for the restaurant.
Commissioners, however, stipulated the vacant
lot could only be used for employee or valet parking.
Entrance to the lot will be limited to Gulf Drive, and
vehicles must exit by a right turn on Spring Avenue.
Engineer Lynn Burnett noted the site plan calls
for a pedestrian crosswalk over a drainage swale, and
the Sandbar has agreed to maintain the crosswalk and
drainage system.
Incorporation of the parking lot was recently added
to the site plan, she said. The Sandbar has "no inten-
tion at this time" of using the lot for parking, she said.
It would be used only in the event other parking lot
leases expire, Burnett noted.
Commissioners added a stipulation that the pro-
posed parking lot would have parking spaces that
comply with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities
Act.
The commissioners heard from representatives of
William and Barbara Nally, owners of a vacation rental
on Spring Avenue adjoining the Sandbar Restaurant.
The Nallys, who have a history of challenges
related to the Sandbar and Pine Avenue Restoration
LLC, brought their land planner, Jan Norsoph of St.
Petersburg, to the meeting.
Norsoph said the site plan does not comply with
city codes and raises concerns about safety and noise
for the Nallys.
Following Norsoph, landscape and stormwater
drainage expert Bruce MacArthur addressed the com-
mission, saying he was hired by the Nallys to examine
the stormwater runoff the new plans would produce.
MacArthur said the plan provides little relief
from flooding for residents in the area, and should be
amended to improve drainage.


The Nally home borders the Sandbar Restaurant on
the east side, where the restaurant plans to provide
a pedestrian walkway and landscaping. Islander
File Photo: Rick Catlin

Attorney Dan Lobeck, representing the Nallys, said
to compare what is proposed for drainage with what is
at the Sandbar now would require a very aggressive
maintenance program or flooding will worsen.
"This is a flawed maintenance plan," Lobeck said.
"If it fails, flooding gets worse. Also, have respect for
the residents."
He said there would be added noise and lighting
problems for guests at the Nally house.
That brought up resident Mike Coleman, an associ-
ate of Sandbar owner Ed Chiles in PAR.
Coleman said he had read the 1983 minutes of the
commission meeting that allowed the Nallys to build
a residence in a commercial district.
"They were told then they would have to bear the
noise and traffic created by commerce in the district.
This is like the person who buys a house at the end of
a runway, then complains about the airplane noise,"
Coleman said.
When Lobeck attempted to question Coleman, city
attorney Jim Dye halted Lobeck. He said Coleman was
not an expert witness and cross-examination is limited
to "competent, substantial testimony."
Former City Commissioner Carol Ann Magill also
objected to the site plan. She said the city is prohibited
by code from vacating beach accesses as indicated in
the site plan.
Burnett, however, noted the beach access is not
being vacated, just shifted a few feet.
She also said the Sandbar plans a landscape buffer


between the restaurant parking lot and the Nally house,
and has configured the alleyway by the Nally house to
prohibit exiting vehicles from passing the residence.
Vice Chair Nancy Yetter, acting in place of Chair
Chuck Webb, who was absent, called for a motion,
but Commissioner Dale Woodland said MacArthur's
study was only presented that day and he needed time
to study it before making a decision.
He added that the city should research Magill's
claim that a beach access has been vacated before
voting on the site plan.
Other commissioners, however, were ready to vote
after numerous hearings on the site plan.
Commissioner Doug Copeland moved to accept
the site plan with the noted stipulations. Commissioner
Carol Carter seconded the motion. The site plan passed
3-1, with Woodland dissenting.
In other matters, commissioners approved a land-
scaping ordinance for new construction. The ordinance
requires a permit to remove native trees and vegetation,
and requires replacement with similar native species.
Commissioners also passed an ordinance requiring
developers to submit a construction staging plan. The
plan would show the building department the step-by-
step process needed to build a project.
The commission also approved Mayor SueLynn's
appointment of Jack Brennan to the vacancy on the
planning and zoning board left by the retirement of
longtime member Tom Turner.


Special meeting called on
A-frame signs after press time
Following complaints at the Anna Maria Feb.
27 commission meeting from a number of business
owners about loss of their A-frame signs due to the
recently passed signage ordinance, commissioners
scheduled a special meeting on the topic for 6 p.m.
Monday, March 3, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive.
Some business owners, including Laura Shely
of Tide and Moon Jewelry on Pine Avenue, claim
their signs, previously permitted by the city, should
have been grandfathered for use.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 5, 2014 E 9

HB charter committee sets timeline for progress


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
School is back in session for the Holmes Beach
Charter Review Committee, and homework is due
March 19.
Committee chair Bob Johnson distributed an out-
















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Charter online, go to www.municode.com, or
search for Holmes Beach municode.
The charter, codes and ordinances are free to
view, although there is a fee for a printed copy.
The charter committee welcomes input at the
meetings, or by email to cityclerk@holmesbeachfl.
org.


lined plan of action to committee members and handed
out discussion sheets for homework Feb. 26 at city
hall.
The discussion sheets are a guide for members to
follow during the March 19 meeting.
The committee plans to discuss significant issues
bookmarked during its initial review. Johnson is
encouraging citizens to attend the meeting and weigh
in on the issues.
The committee will discuss term limits and term
lengths, as well as height and density requirements and
other controls for building in the city.
Committee members were asked to consider:
What are the benefits to the community and
municipality for making each change?
What are the possible approaches for implement-
ing each change?
What are the relative advantages and disadvan-
tages of the changes?
What are the reasons to make each change?
"I want this discussion to be well thought out and
educated," Johnson said.
Following the review, the committee will sug-
gest revisions in the charter, a document likened to
a municipal constitution. Any changes recommended
by the committee will then be considered by the city
commission and, if approved, will be placed on the
November ballot for the electorate.
Johnson prepared an outline of the work ahead for
the group, as well as an inventory of proposed revi-
sions.


According to Johnson's inventory, there are 31
minor edits suggested throughout the 13 articles of
the charter and its 53 subsections. Minor edits are word
changes for clarity and consistency.
There are four significant edits proposed thus far.
Johnson is calling sections significant edits that need
to be redrafted to reflect updates in operations, regula-
tions or laws.
The final category is major changes. Johnson listed
four "possible" major changes, including the addition
of a human resources department, changes to elected
officials' term lengths and limits and the inclusion of
height or density limits.
At the Feb. 26 meeting, committee members
decided to add a human resources department to the
list of suggested revisions to the charter.
The next charter review meeting will be at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12, at city hall a review of the
minor and significant edits.
The committee members decided to discuss three of
their major changes at an evening meeting in the hopes
of attracting citizen participation at 6 p.m. Wednesday,
March 19, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.


Holmes Beach now accepting credit cards


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
The city of Holmes Beach is open for business.
People can now use credit or debit cards to pay traffic
citations and building permit and records fees as early
as next month.
Commissioners unanimously approved a ser-
vice contract for credit card processing with CiviTek
National Inc. at a Feb. 25 meeting.
The company will provide the service to customers
paying bills via Discover, Visa, Mastercard or Ameri-
can Express. Debit cards must have one of the four
credit company logos to be accepted.
"I'm so glad we are getting into this century," said
Commissioner Jean Peelen, said. "I mean, it's really
time."
The contract does not cost the city in terms of
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card fees will be transferred to the consumer, who will
be advised of a non-refundable 3.5 percent service fee
at the time of purchase, according to a staff report.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino said he is happy
to provide the service because many people like to use
their cards to earn points with airlines and bonus points
for other reimbursements.
The transactions will be processed over a secure
website, a report said.
Peelen asked if the city would be receiving a credit
card for commissioners to use for travel relating to
municipal business as the next step in "reaching the
21st century."
Mayor Carmel Monti said he could look into that
but, for the time being, the hotel of his next business
trip will be paid for with a city-issued check. He will
submit his mileage and other travel expenses to be
reimbursed after the trip, "the old-fashioned way."


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Student style
Manatee School of the Arts student Christine Lewicki, left, shows off "Chromataphoric," her mixed-media
painting on display at the Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. She's with Sigi Schuler
and Sue Lynn Cotton, representatives of the Artists'Guild of Anna Maria Island, which named the 17-year-
old senior its student of the month for March. Christine has exhibited at the Manatee County Fair and vol-
unteered at a children's art camp. ,. plans a career in the visual arts and will be attending State College
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St. Bernard women host
'Wearing of the Green'
The St. Bernard Council of Catholic Women
will be setting up board games and shuffling the
cards for the \\ -i ng of the Green" card and board
game party set for Thursday, March 13.
Games will begin at 1 p.m.
The CCW will serve desserts.
Players are asked to bring games, cards, score
pads and pencils, as well as a $10 donation.
The church is at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the church office at
941-778-4769.


St. Pat's Parade set
Sean Murphy and his Holmes Beach restau-
rants Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, and Eat
Here, 5315 Gulf Drive again will present the
St. Patrick's Parade.
The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday,
March 16, with participants assembling at about 2
p.m. near Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina
Drive.
The parade will travel north toward Anna
Maria and end at 78th Street.
Every year, Murphy invites anyone and every-
one to join in the parade it's free to stroll with
the bag pipers, pirates, leprechauns, marching
bands, community groups, a camel and possibly
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Springfest set for March 8-9
The Anna Maria Island Art League will present the
26th annual Springfest March 8-9 at Holmes Beach
city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The festival a juried art show that benefits the
league's educational programs is 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.
Springfest admission and parking are free.
Festivalgoers will find local, regional and national
artists who work in a variety of mediums.
The festival also features live music and local
food favorites, as well as displays by local nonprofit
groups.
Another tradition at Springfest is the Young at Art
exhibit, featuring the work of Manatee County chil-
dren.
The event also features raffles for work donated
by festival artists to benefit AMIAL.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-778-
2099.
Players to stage comedy
The Island Players will raise the curtain on a cross-
country comedy called "Mama Won't Fly" later this
month.
The play, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope
and Jamie Wooten, will open Thursday, March 20, and
runs through Sunday, April 6, at the theater, 10009
Gulf Drive Anna Maria.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday. The theater is dark on Mondays.
The box office will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon-
days-Saturdays beginning Monday, March 10. The box
office also will be open an hour before showtime.
Tickets are $20.
An Island Players announcement said "Mama
Won't Fly" is a "comedy about a woman who is racing
against the clock to get her feisty mother from Alabama
to California in time for her brother's wedding."
Since Mom doesn't fly, the women must drive
cross-country and "every conceivable and inconceiv-
able mishap occurs during their trip."
The cast includes Cathy Hansel-Edgerton as Nor-
leen "Mama" Sprunt and Anne Bean as her daughter,
Savannah Honeycutt. Other players include Megan
Cox, Robin Rhodes, Rick Kopp, Jo Kendall, Laura
Morales, Vinnie Conte, Judy Keenan, Bruce Witton
and Herb Stump.
Kelly Wynn Woodland is the director.
Also, auditions for the next play in the lineup, "And
the Winner Is," will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 23, at the theater. James Thaggard will direct
the play.
For more information, call the box office at 941
778-5755 or visit www.theislandplayers.org.


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The annual Springfest juried fine art festival will
take place Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, in
Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. The event is presented by the Anna Maria
Island Art League and serves as a fundraiser for the
organization. For more information, call AMIAL at
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Thieves Market captures
attention March 8
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will head
to Coquina Beach Saturday, March 8, to set up
another Thieves Market.
The privateers will host vendors selling
flea market items, arts and crafts, antiques and
household goods at the beach in south Bradenton
Beach.
Shoppers also may find produce, as well as
lunch and breakfast items, including hamburgers,
hot dogs and barbecue near the Privateers' ship.
Hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The final market of the season also will take
place at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. It is
set for Saturday, April 12.
For more information, including vendor
details, contact Dan Hill at 941-812-8318 or
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Wednesday, March 5
1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting featuring author Nicole
Quigley, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-3209.
6:34 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, March 6
2 p.m. The Friends of the Island Library presents Ron McCa-
rty, curator of the Ca'd'Zan at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-6341.
3 p.m. -AMICCO Oldies Beach Dance with the Gulf Drive
Band and Koko Ray at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-2370.
6:34 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, March 7
1-4 p.m. Friends of the Island Library book sale, CrossPointe
Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
6341.
2 p.m. Legal seminar on retirement, wills, tax avoidance,
powers of attorney, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:35 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, March 8
8 a.m.-3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-812-8318.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friends of the Island Library book sale, Cros-
sPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6341.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest
arts and crafts festival, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Library's friends
holding book sale
The Friends of the Island Library will hold its
annual book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March
8, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Shoppers will find tables stocked with hard-
cover and paperback fiction and nonfiction books,
as well as a variety of other items.
A pre-sale for Friends of the Island Library
members will take place 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 7,
also at the church. Memberships can be purchased
at the door.
For more information, call the library at 941-
778-6341.


Information: 931-778-2099.
6:36 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, March 9
2 a.m. Turn the clocks ahead one hour. Daylight saving time
begins, meaning later sunsets.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest
arts and crafts festival, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 931-778-2099.
7:36 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, March 10
7:36 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, March 11
7:37 p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, March 12
2 p.m. The Friends of the Island Library presents mystery
author H. Terrell Griffin, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
7:38 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off-island
Wednesday, March 5
11:30 a.m. Manatee Concert Band, Bradenton Riverwalk
Music in the Park series, waterfront, downtown Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-840-0013.

Friday, March 7
6 p.m. Sarasota Pops concert and screening of "Kelly's

Library hosts mystery writer
The Friends of the Island Library will host mys-
tery writer H. Terrell Griffin of Longboat Key at 2
p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Griffin is a former military soldier and trial lawyer,
as well as the author of the Matt Royal mystery series.
The action in his books often takes place on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.

Herbal treatments topic at
library meet-up
Learn about herbal remedies and treatments and
have medications reviewed by an intern with a doctor
of pharmacy programs at LECOM during a session at
the Island Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13.
Included in the program is a discussion on what
constitutes an herbal medicine and an exploration of
the efficacy and safety of herbal meds.
For more information, call the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 941-778-6341.


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Information: 941-840-0013.
6-9:30 p.m. Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the third annual
ArtSlam, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Infor-
mation: chromazoe@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 8
9 a.m. Paws in Motion walk-a-thon, Humane Society of
Manatee County benefit, RiverWalk, downtown Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-747-8808.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the third
annual ArtSlam, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Braden-
ton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.
1-3 p.m. "The Art of Valor" veterans exhibit, the Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-
708-6121.
Noon-10 p.m. ArtSlam, Old Main, downtown Bradenton.
Information: 941-350-8563.
2-5 p.m.- Florida Maritime Museum Porch Party, 4415 119th
St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

Sunday, March 9
9 a.m. Manatee CountyAgriculture Extension Service master
gardeners'tour, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton.
Reservations required. Information: 941-722-4524.

Tuesday, March 11
Noon "A Fashion Mystery" luncheon and fashion show,
Longboat Island Chapel Fellowship Hall, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-3838.

Wednesday, March 12
Noon Off Stage Ladies luncheon, Mannatees Sports Grill,
7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Reservations
required. Information: 941-779-2181.

Coming up
March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of
Homes, islandwide.
March 19, Anna Maria Garden Club Penny Flower Show, Anna
Maria.

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.

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.


Legal seminar set for library
Is the will in the top desk drawer?
If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure," check
out the Island Library's program on planning -
probate, tax avoidance, wills, durable powers of
attorney, trusts and gifting at 2 p.m. Friday,
March 7.
Attorney Sherry Wood will explore the
issues at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
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Calendar of ongoing events, activities


Through...
Through March 16, "Beehive," Manatee Players, Manatee
Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Information: 941-748-5875.
Through April 15, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 FirstAve. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
888-674-0107.
Through April, Music in the Park, Bradenton Riverwalk, water-
front, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.

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.
Thursday, 1 p.m., Coffee and Conversation for Seniors, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1908.
Thursday, 7 p.m., through March 27, bingo, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-778-3580.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group 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.
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Family Fun Night, Anna Maria Island Comn-

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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.

Sunday
Sunday, through April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street
Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-
0668.

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 p.m., open gym basketball, 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. Infor-
mation: 941-254-4972.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting,
Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-779-0564.
*Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton.
Information: 941-779-4476.

Tuesday
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. Informa-
tion: 941-794-8044.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


Gardeners lead Robinson tour
Master gardeners will lead a tour of Robinson
Preserve at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 9. The program
is through the Manatee County Agriculture and
Extension Service, which offers a number of work-
shops, classes and activities in the area. The master
gardeners, during the Robinson outing, will offer a
lesson on Florida's native plants while strolling the
preserve. The tour will begin at the main entrance
to the preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. For
more information or reservations, call the extension
service at 941-722-4524.

Studio hosts
Blackburn exhibit
The Studio at Gulf and Pine is hosting an
exhibit featuring the work of area artist Jean
Blackburn.
Blackburn's show includes oil paintings,
etchings and photographs and will remain at the
gallery, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through
March 26. A reception will take place 6-8 p.m.
Friday, March 14.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-
778-1906.

Information: 941-778-3390.
STuesdays, 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. Send announce-
ments of ongoing activities, as well as updates to schedules, to
calendar@islander.org.





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Downtown Bradenton hosts 4th annual ArtSlam


The fourth annual ArtSlam will be the biggest ever,
vow organizers of the Bradenton celebration.
The event will be "a full-on sensory explosion with
more than 25 artistic teams and 10 bands," said Realize
Bradenton executive director Johnette Isham in a news
release.
Isham said the festival will feature teams of artists
working on projects, local bands, video art displays
and an eco-friendly labyrinth.
"It's largely interactive, with plenty of opportuni-
ties for audiences to become part of the creative pro-
cess," Isham said of the festival.
Art projects will be created on Old Main Street
in downtown Bradenton from about noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 8.
Also, ArtSlam activities will take place at the Man-
atee Performing Arts Center, the ArtCenter Manatee,
the Da Vinci Machines exhibit at the municipal audito-
rium, the South Florida Museum and also in the nearby
Village of the Arts.
The village will be promoting ArtsSlam action
during its monthly art walks, which take place Friday,
March 7, and March 8.

Artspace celebrates
the self ie
Artspace's spring challenge is "Selfie in the
Studio." The Anna Maria gallery is inviting artists
to submit selfies taken in their creative work envi-
ronment through March 20.
The selfie is a self-portrait shot with a cellphone
or smartphone.
Artspace says, "Be creative. Be funny. Dress in
something neon if you'd like."
People's choice voting for the selfies in a dis-
play at the studio will take place during a recep-
tion for the Neon Neurons show 6-8 p.m. Satur-
day, March 22, at Artspace, 101 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria. Neon Neurons features the work of
Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, who uses images from
research in neurobiology to inspire new designs
and art works.
To enter the challenge, email a selfie photograph
to info@ artspaceannamaria.com.


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Off Stage Ladies to meet
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will get
treated to a presentation of "Trails to Terror" during the
group's monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday, March
12.
The meeting and lunch will take place at Manna-
tees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton,
where Larry Wilhelm will present a "behind-the-scenes
look at the creation of a haunted attraction."
For more information or reservations, call Nancy
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Lifelong Learning Academy taking spring


The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria
Island continues its series of adult education programs
with spring courses.
Sessions will take place at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Offerings include:
Life coaching-life enhancement, 11 a.m. Mon-
days, beginning March 10 and continuing six weeks.
The instructor is Betty Rogers.
Spiritual p,. h, 1, ,,.'v, 2:30 p.m. Monday, begin-
ning March 10 and continuing six weeks. Peter Mermin
is the instructor.
The delight of poetry, 11 a.m. Tuesday, begin-
ning March 11 and continuing six weeks. David Rice
is the instructor.
Can we wire our brains for a better life? 11 a.m.
Thursday beginning March 13 for eight weeks.
LLA also offers discussion groups and lectures on
the island.
Lynn Osborn and Kevin Lausman will lecture
on honeybees at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the

Roser promotes
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Roser Memorial Community Church wants sup-
porters for its "recycling program" the thrift shop
that operates across the street from the church.
The shop, in the 500 block of Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria, is seeing the same bustle as for-profit businesses
on the island and, according to an announcement, vol-
unteers are "selling our goodies like crazy!"
So, the shop volunteers are encouraging supporters
to clear out the closets and garages and donate items
for sale.
The best time to drop off donations is 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday.
The shop which is open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues-
day, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
- does not sell furniture, televisions or microwaves.
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Alice Newlon and Tom Skoloda will lecture on
bicycling from Berlin to Prague at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
April 16.
The Einstein's Circle discussion group will meet at
11:30 a.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays this spring.
Topics include the role of sports, March 12; green


"A Fashion Mystery" is the theme of the annual
Lord's Warehouse Fashion Show and Luncheon to be
held at noon Tuesday, March 11, at the Longboat Island
Chapel Fellowship Hall.
The event will feature lunch, a silent auction, raf-
fles and a fashion show "highlighted by a well-known
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registrations
living, March 26; health care access, April 2; right
place, right time, April 9; superbugs and antibiotics,
April 23; building community, April 30.
The lectures and discussions are free to attend. The
fee for courses is $75.
For more information about courses, call 941-359-
4296. Registration can be completed online at www.
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Community Center that
employs ballet tech-
niques. Pictured are
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Dye, Sylvia Marnie,
Terri Myers, Jane Cole-
man, Maureen Pride
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Maria. For more infor-
mation, call the center at
941-778-1908.


The apparel for the show will come from the
Lord's Warehouse and will be worn by models/vol-
unteers from the church shop and also members of
the church. Donations of accessories for the show are
being sought.
For more information, including ticket details, call
Cindy Kuehnel at 941-383-3838 or Sue Reese at 941-
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CLOCKWISE from top left: Honey bees buzz and produce in a special glass-
covered hive. Rosemarie Sauerman tastes honey. hi' and husband Gerry
traveled from Lexington, Mass., and found Anna Maria Island by chance. Earl
Baker of Parrish demonstrates his craft of chair caning. Deb Cogan demon-
strates spinning wool. Cortez boatbuilders display one of their handcrafted
sailing skiffs the type used for commercial fishing before the days of outboard
motors. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


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skeptical, but
Maddy Iseman,
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believer and
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grin, running
to catch his
brother and
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Lynn Brennan, historical society volunteer and
bread-maker, discusses the Settler's Bread ingredi-
ents with -h.i.i. Ongaro of Ann Arbor, who came to
Anna Maria Island to escape the winter's accumula-
tion of 175 inches of snow at home.


Guests at Heritage Day Feb. 28 in Anna Maria enjoy
the bluegrass music of Highway 41.


reopie aplentmy perusea mte gaiiery-liKe displays
of old photos and memorabilia in the museum on
Heritage Day. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


Bound copies of 1 he Islander dating to 1 952 are
displayed in the historical society museum.


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18 0 MARCH 5, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach officials review charter responsibilities


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Strong mayor or strong-arm mayor? That is the
question.
City officials conducted a rare review of their
responsibilities at a Feb. 26 special meeting on the
heels of a lawsuit filed by ELRA Inc., the corporate
entity for Ed Chiles' BeachHouse Restaurant, against
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon. The suit alleges
the mayor has overstepped his authority, and threat-
ened staff with their jobs if they fail to present evi-
dence favoring his opinion to nullify a joint develop-
ment agreement between ELRIZA and the city.
The agreement is for construction of a parking lot
and dune at the restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., across
from city hall.
The agreement for the parking lot is being chal-
lenged in a lawsuit filed in June 2012 by former plan-
ning and zoning board member Jo Ann Meilner and
Tjet Martin, Shearon's longtime partner.
Shearon also was a plaintiff in the lawsuit until
winning the November 2013 municipal election, at
which time he withdrew his name from the complaint
and pledged he would refrain from further involve-
ment.
The lawsuit alleges whistleblowers have come
forward and warns Shearon that any attempt to find
out who is talking would be met with further legal
action.
One of ELRA's arguments is that Shearon is acting
like a "strong mayor," a legitimate form of municipal
government where a voting mayor wields the bulk of
power.
Determining Bradenton Beach's definition of gov-
ernment was part of the Feb. 26 meeting.
Because ELRA's attorney, Robert Lincoln, was
present at the meeting, requesting commissioners
review certain criteria, Commissioner Ed Straight was
prompted to ask what others were likely thinking.
"Does this meeting have anything to do with the
lawsuit?" he asked.
"The timing is ironic," said city attorney Ricinda
Perry, whose email communications with Shearon
were included by Lincoln as a point of concern.
In a Feb. 1 email that is lawsuit-related, Shearon
expressed disappointment that Perry had not fol-
lowed his instructions regarding an undisclosed legal
matter.
Shearon said her role in the city under the prior
administration is no longer the same.
"As you have learned ... prior administration and


Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry out-
lines the roles of city officials during the Feb. 26
special meeting. Islander Photo: Mark Young

staff have made poor decisions that have to be cor-
rected," Shearon wrote. "As mayor, I make the final
decisions unless overruled by the commission."
Shearon continued, "I want you to move forward
with the city as long as you respect my decisions."
Shearon went on to say that he encourages Perry
to re-evaluate how things were done in the past and
"work with me in the future."
While Perry said the timing of the meeting could
be construed as "ironic," it had been on her radar
before the lawsuit against Shearon was filed.
"The city needs organization and that has been
the mayor's objective," said Perry. "To a degree, the
suit does point to some concerns being brought to you
today."
Perry began to break down the roles of city offi-
cials, explaining that Shearon is the executive branch
and the commission is the legislative branch over five
department heads and remaining city staff.
Perry said the charter has the city somewhere
between strong and weak mayor governments.
There needs to be a more definitive authority role
for determining the power structure, she said.
She asked who is responsible for the performance
of the department heads, who is analyzing the prob-
lems and who do they report to, as examples.
"Who provides staff reports, deadlines and man-
ages priorities?" she asked.
Perry said the current "in-between government" of
Bradenton Beach makes it possible "to push the mayor
into a liability corner," and dual roles could present


legal challenges.
The goal, she said, is to relieve the mayor of some
responsibility to avoid those types of problems, "and
just let him be mayor."
The discussion turned to department heads and
who would act as an authority to each department.
The suggestion was to have commissioners
rotate responsibility for an individual department, but
Shearon said that would create too many bosses.
He said it would be counterproductive to his "team
concept."
Commissioner Jack Clarke expanded on his sug-
gestion, saying it was his intention commissioners
would be "conduits to the mayor," not supervisors.
A consensus was given to the city attorney to draft
a resolution that implements the suggested system.
Officials preferred a resolution because it would
be easier to change should a future administration wish
to manage the city differently.
In other matters, the commission was divided on
spending to update city electronics and software.
A request was made to purchase 11 computers
to put departments on the same system and update
10-year-old, expiring software. The estimated cost is
$25,000.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, who has repeat-
edly expressed concern at the rate the city is spending
unbudgeted funds, again protested.
"I'm very nervous about how much the city is
spending," she said. "We can only spend what we
have."
Clarke agreed, but offered an alternative plan to
only replace what was deemed to be an emergency and
address the remainder in the next budget.
Shearon said the city can no longer bandage its
problems. When technical support ends for the city's
software April 1, "the building department will be dead
in the water. We are using a software company that
went broke years ago. This is an emergency."
Shearon said he is fiscally conservative, "but staff
has to have the tools to get the job done."
Vosburgh disagreed. "If this was my business, I
wouldn't be putting myself into this big of a hole," she
said.
After discussing taking the funds from the city's $1
million reserves, commissioners voted 3-2 to spend up
to $25,000 for new equipment. Vosburgh and Clarke
voted against the proposal.
Another $10,000 was approved for an electronic
data storage system. Clarke and Vosburgh dissented
again, but the matter passed 3-2.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 5, 2014 0 19

A new face adds focus at community center


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
There's a new face in the upstairs office at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Her name is Wende
Webb, and she is the new chief administrative offi-
cer.
She's new to the job at the center, but not new to
the island. Webb officially began her position at the
center Feb. 3. She's served on the board of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for seven years, is
a member of the Kiwanis Club of Cortez and the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
She also has served on the center's event committee.
She left a position with Servpro of Bradenton to
take on the job at the community center. Her position
with Servpro, an emergency cleanup and restoration
group, brought her to Anna Maria Island frequently,
where she hosted monthly business luncheons with her
Servpro clients at the Bridge Street Bistro in Bradenton
Beach.
To say Webb gets around would be an understate-
ment. She landed on the island after traveling on a boat


for three years. She was born in New York, but has
traveled the world pursuing her passions. One such
passion brought her to Russia, where she studied the
language and ballet.
"I always say, it's not who you know, but who
knows you," Webb said.

Wende Webb
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position at
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Webb called herself a "networking freak," and the
self-described title may be exactly what the commu-
nity center needs.
"Wende's really great. She came in here and really
hit the ground running," said Jennifer Griffith, the cen-
ter's community programs developer.
The duties of the chief administrative officer
include securing grants, scheduling, networking and
marketing efforts on behalf of the nonprofit. Webb is
well qualified in those areas, having worked in market-
ing for various companies over the years and attended
many trade shows.
Adding to Webb's varied background, she also
holds degrees in chemistry and nutrition.
Webb heard about the position from center board
members and knew she wanted to be part of the center.
She's long been part of the community.
L\ N.iyone here works as a team. It's not just one
person doing something. That was one of the things
that drew me here," she added.
She can be reached at 941-778-1908, ext. 203, or
email wendew@myamicc.com.






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Adventures in Shopping...
Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques!


Wpring is in the air and sunny days are here again.
It's time to enjoy life and go shopping. These stores
are handpicked for their unique items and great cus-
tomer service. For certain, we know where to shop.
Just grab your Islander and head out the door.
The Antique Orphanage is on the road again.
The shop will be showing a variety of antiques
March 7-9 at the Sunshine City Antiques & Collect-
ible Show, including inkwells, Lotton glass, sewing
tools, MOP flatware, fun smalls and unusual finds,
and much more. Join the Orphanage for a great week-
end at the historic St. Pete Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave.
N., St. Petersburg.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers variety
- new items every week. But Giving Back is not a
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Tide and Moon on Pine Avenue is another
must-do. There's no better way to remember paradise
than the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted
by Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon.
At Steff's Stuff, it's 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 she's open daily. Check out
the selection at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key.
Retro Rosie's and Cobwebs Antiques and More
are putting a bow on the winter season with a finale
sewing sale. Buy five vintage patterns, get one free.
Take 20 percent off all other sewing goods, including


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lous vintage coats, priced 50 percent off.
What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment
shop where customers say they find just what they're
looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and
daily appointments for more, the shop is constantly
changing. You'll soon say, "Wow, What a find!"
The folks at Community Thrift Shop are stock-
ing the store daily with new bargains from baby
shoes to furnishings. You can't miss this great little
thrift store just off Manatee Avenue. Stop often,
because it's always changing.
Don'tforget to say, "The Islander sent me."


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Large selection of
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2-county chase ends on the island


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A relentless law enforcement pursuit of a risky
driver resulted in an arrest Feb. 21.
/A 31-year-old Bradenton man
was observed by a Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputy operating a
i motorcycle in Bradenton in a danger-
ous manner.
The deputy attempted to initi-
Casey ate a traffic stop, which launched a
two-county police chase that led to
the city of Anna Maria, where it ended in the early
morning hours of Feb. 21.
According to a police report, Brian Casey fled from
the deputy south into Sarasota County and then headed
west to Longboat Key. The chase was temporarily sus-
pended due to safety concerns Casey's speed was
recorded to be 120 mph on the long straightaway of
Gulf of Mexico Drive on LBK.
Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies
backed off the high-speed chase, but continued to
pursue Casey, traveling toward Anna Maria Island.
The report said Casey crashed his motorcycle near


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 25-year-old Bradenton man formerly from Colo-
rado was arrested for felony possession of a controlled
substance after being stopped for speeding Feb. 24.
A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy was
conducting speed enforcement operations in the 11900
block of Cortez Road West when he
said he observed Raul Castillo travel-
ing 52 mph in a 35-mph zone.
The deputy stopped Castillo in
the 600 block of Gulf Drive North in
Bradenton Beach. Castillo produced
(Cnavtillon a revoked Colorado driver's license.


Coconut Avenue and Los Cedros Drive. A Bradenton
Beach police officer spotted Casey and chased after
him, but he eluded the officer by jumping into a nearby
canal.
A Manatee County sheriff's helicopter was dis-
patched to the island and located Casey allegedly
attempting to get into a home in the 100 block of Cres-
cent Avenue, where he was taken into custody.
Casey complained of injuries and was taken to
Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment. He
was released from hospital care and delivered into the
custody of the MCSO.
Casey was booked into the Manatee County jail on
misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of a crash
with property damage, operating a motorcycle without
a license, reckless driving and resisting arrest without
violence.
Casey also was charged with felony burglary for
allegedly attempting to break into the occupied home
on Crescent Avenue in a further attempt to elude law
enforcement.
He was held on $8,360 bond and on Feb. 28 was
charged with a probation violation. He posted bond the
following day and was released.


The deputy also discovered an active arrest warrant
out of Colorado on file, so he was arrested.
During a post-arrest search of Castillo's vehicle,
the deputy allegedly found 14.9 grams of marijuana
in a bag inside the suspect's backpack.
Castillo was booked into the Manatee County jail
for felony possession of a controlled substance and
held on $1,500 bond. As of The Islander press time,
Castillo remained in custody pending the status of his
Colorado warrant.
In the meantime, he is scheduled to be arraigned
on felony drug possession at 9 a.m. Friday, March 14,
at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Feb. 17,300 block of North Bay Boulevard, bat-
tery. Two people engaged in a verbal argument that
turned physical when the suspect pushed the victim
into a clothes rack, picked up a vacuum hose and struck
the victim on the head. The suspect then took the vic-
tim's keys and fled the scene.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Feb. 22, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, minor
in possession of alcohol. A Bradenton Beach Police
Department officer was on foot patrol outside the
Sports Lounge when a female exited with a beer in
her hand and began yelling at another female. The offi-
cer intervened and asked the woman for identification.
She told the officer she was 21, but her identification
showed her to be 18. She was arrested on a misde-
meanor minor in possession charge and for providing
false information to a law enforcement officer.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
Feb. 21, 10900 block of Cortez Road West,
domestic battery. A 40-year-old man was arrested
for misdemeanor domestic battery after allegedly
slamming a woman's head with a door. According to
the report, the two went out drinking and when they
returned home, the woman said the man drank too
much. She took a beer from him, threw it in the trash
and then headed for another room. The man allegedly


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.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 5, 2014 0 21


grabbed the woman and placed her head against the
doorframe and used the door to hit her head twice. Law
enforcement observed bruising around the woman's
eye and took the man into custody.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Feb. 1, 6900 block of Holmes Boulevard, dis-
turbance. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer
responded to a call of a possible crash. Upon ,li i i II1h'.
the officer spoke to a witness, who said he heard the
crash, two men arguing and then said it sounded like
they both left. The officer searched the area and found
no evidence of the crash or any damages.
Feb. 2,3100 block of Avenue F, theft. Two bikes
left out overnight were stolen. They were valued at
$60.
Feb. 2, 2700 block of Avenue C, theft. A com-
plainant reported that a bike valued at $50 was
stolen.
Feb. 2, 6400 block of Marina Drive, battery.
Police responded to a call of two males engaged in a
physical confrontation. An older man had injuries that
included blood on his face and a swollen nose. The
man said it wasn't the first time the younger male had
attacked him, but he chose not to press charges.
Feb. 3, 500 block of 74th Street, vehicle burglary.
A complainant reported someone entered his boat and
removed a $2,000 control panel.
Feb. 5, 5501 Marina Drive, Keyes Marina, theft.
A complainant reported someone stole a boat anchor
valued at $100.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra-
tives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
police departments and Manatee County ,.1. iiff's
Office.

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.


Sheldon Bertram Hedges
Sheldon Bertram Hedges, 88, of Holmes Beach,
died Feb. 6. He was born July 2, 1925, in Detroit to
George Thomas and Eva (Cameron) Hedges.
Mr. Hedges served four years as a U.S. Navy pilot.
He earned a master's degree in biology from Michigan
State University and a master's degree in marketing
from Wayne State.
Mr. Hedges went on to work at the Upjohn Com-
pany in sales and international marketing for more than
35 years before retiring in 1988.
He enjoyed travel, fishing, snow skiing and ski
patrol and being outdoors. His recent passion was carv-
ing ducks, both song and shore birds, creating more
than 100 carvings for family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday,
April 7, in the Roser Chapel at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Mr. Hedges is survived by his wife of 67 years,
Mary Isabel (Johnston), children Ellen and husband
Dale DeHaan, Michael, Bob and wife Jane and Tom
and Joe Garcia; grandchildren; Michelle and hus-
band David Halley, Heather and husband Scott Dood,
Andrew and wife Marilyn, Craig and Blake; great-
grandchildren Rebekah, Hunter, Eva, Miles, Kamden
and Anya.

Esther Reid
Esther Reid, 88, of Bradenton, died Feb. 27. She
was born June 11, 1925, in Carbondale, Ill., to Lloyd
and Edith Blessing. She married Vernon Reid and the
family moved to Anna Maria Island in 1957.
Mrs. Reid was an excellent dressmaker and seam-
stress, having worked at the Jarvis Shop in Braden-
ton for 35 years. She excelled in cooking, gardening
and tennis. She enjoyed volunteering at Anna Maria
Elementary School, the Salvation Army, amateur the-
aters and Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Maria.
Memorial donations may be made to Roser Church,
P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or the Salvation
Army. A service will be held at a later date.
She is survived by children Susan and husband


In the chapel
Roser Memorial Community Church will open the
Roser chapel at 10 a.m. and 7p.m. Wednesday,
March 5, for Ash Wednesday services. The church
is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The services will
feature music by the Roser Ladies Ensemble. The
chapel also is open for prayer and meditation
Sunday-Friday. For more information, call 941-778-
0414. Islander Courtesy Photo


Don Gilliland, Terry and wife Kimberly, Sally and
husband Tom Odenthal; grandchildren Sarah and Tim
Gilliland, Anna and husband Kevin Snyder, Mark
Odenthal and Mirielle; great-grandchildren Noah,
Tanner and Katherine; and other family and friends.


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AME second-graders 'Lighten Up'
Aiden Rappold is center stage as "Blarney" the dinosaur, in Anna Maria Elementary School's second-grade play,
"Lighten Up." Students performed Feb 25 in the school auditorium during the day for the student body and in the
evening for friends and family.


Noah Wampole recites his lines in the second-
grade theater production of "Lighten Up" at
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AME calendar
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, early
release.
Friday, March 7, second-grade field trip to
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach.
8:45 a.m.- noon Tuesday, March 11, Parent
Teacher Organization board meeting, AME confer-
ence room.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, FPTO dinner and
fifth-grade play, AME auditorium.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, family
sports day, Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 20, fire drill.
Thursday, March 20, third-, fourth- and fifth-
grade birdwatch on the beach with Jon Ginaven.
Friday, March 21, end of third quarter.
March 24-28, spring break, no school.
Monday, March 31, record day, no school.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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By Rick Catlin


Thrift, consignment shop
offers real finds
When Theo and Sheryl Cajoleas opened What
A Find Thrift and Consignment store, 5231 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton, in 2010, they wanted a store that
sold almost-new clothes and products at about half the
price of new goods.
And they only purchase or accept consignments
of quality merchandise that they know will sell.
"Sheryl has a background in antiques and knows
what is a value product," said Theo Cajoleas, who was




Wednesday, March 5
Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese or Egg and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Breaded Chicken Sandwich,
Chicken Caesar Salad, Honey Glazed Carrots,
Mini Romaine Salad, Fresh Fruit Cup.
Thursday, March 6
Breakfast: Sausage Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Mini Pancakes, French Toast Sticks, Vegetarian
Garden Salad with Egg, Scrambled Eggs, Steamed Broccoli,
Fresh Veggie Cup, Strawberry and Banana Cup.
Friday, March 7
Breakfast: Pancake on Stick.
Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Beef Sandwich, Chef Salad with
Egg, Steamed Corn, Cucumber Slices with Dip, Applesauce.
Monday, March 10
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks, Marinara Sauce, Barbecue Pulled Pork
Sandwich, Chef Salad with Egg, Steamed Green Beans,
Baked Fries, Mixed Fruit Cocktail.
Tuesday, March 11
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Burrito.
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Turkey Gravy, Vegetarian Garden
Salad with Egg, Garlic Dinner Roll Mashed Potatoes, Honey
Glazed Carrots, Strawberry Cup.
Wednesday, March 12
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Pork Sausage Patty and Toast.
Lunch: Tacos, Mini-Ravioli, Roll, Chicken Caesar Salad, Retried
Beans, Lettuce and Tomato Cup, Sliced Peaches.
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"We were both born and raised in Bradenton, so we
grew up learning to know the local market."
"We only purchase or take on consignment items
we know will sell. They have to be quality goods that
people want, and we have more than 2,500 people on
our consignment list. Few items get returned to them,"
he added.
What A Find has quality clothing, furniture, house-
wares, china and other household items for sale.
"We're an active shop. We buy, sell and con-
sign. People have heard about us, and we've been
very successful in helping our customers find
what they want at a great price," Cajoleas said.
"Any success we've had we owe to our clients and
those on our consignment list."
What A Find is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sat-
urday.
For more information, call 941-896-8820.

Wellness center introduces
meditation classes
Aluna Wellness Center and Spa, 2219 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach, is expanding its space to offer
various types of meditation classes each week.
Owner Tricia Graziano added meditation classes to
her menu of healing therapies. She said she finds those
who practice meditation heal their body much faster. It
helps you to relax your mind and release thoughts that
no longer serve you, she said.
To check the schedule of classes, go online at
www.alunawellness.com or call 941-778 -8400.

Chamber network
events set for March
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly networking luncheon 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Stonewood
Grill, 7110 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
Cost of the lunch is $15 and members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. Reservations are required.
The chamber's monthly sunrise breakfast is 7:45
a.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at St. Stephens
Episcopal School, 315 41st St. W., Bradenton.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
required.
Chamber members are encouraged to bring a
guest.


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Taking care of business at What A Find Thrift and
Consignment, 5231 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton,
are manager Paula Daughterty, left, co-owners
Theo and ,,.-. / Cajoleas, Mary Ring, Emma
Stromberg and Lori Stevin. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin

To make a reservation for either chamber event or
for more information, call 941-778-1541.


CityFest sponsors, vendors
sought by chamber
Holmes Beach is the site for a two-day celebration
of the island lifestyle in April.
Island CityFest, presented by the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, will take place 5-10
p.m. Friday, April 11, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday,
April 12, in the field north of city hall, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The chamber is lining up entertainers, vendors for
the food court, as well as participants in an arts and
crafts show and a classic car show.
Sponsors and vendors are being sought for the
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Island youths compete, place in Gasparilla half marathon


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Lifetime island youths Madeline Valadie and Luke
Valadie are running fast into success.
They both competed and placed in the Publix
Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon Feb. 23 in
Tampa.
Madeline, a sophomore at Manatee High School
finished with a time of 2:05, placing her 13th in the
age 15-19 female age group. Luke, an eighth-grader
at King Middle School, finished with a time of 1:53,
placing him third in the 11-14 male age group.
The siblings both really enjoy running and have
wanted to accomplish running a half marathon just to
prove to themselves that they could do it, according
to Mom Kyra.
Maddy, who runs cross country and played soccer
at MHS this year, made use of training from cross-
country coach Rae Anne Darling Reed, but mostly just
ran whenever she could.
Luke did a lot of running on his own, including
long runs with Marcel Sanchez, who finished first in
the 11-14 age group.

Playoffs loom in flag football
With only one week of regular season play remain-
ing, teams in all three age divisions of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League
are jockeying for seed positions to gain a more favor-
able matchup and the hope of advancing to the Super
Bowl games March 21.
The 8-10 division favorite has to be West Coast Air
& Heating Dolphins. With two games remaining to be
played, the 7-1 Dolphins hold a comfortable lead and
are the likely first seed which comes with a bye to
the semifinals.
Beach Bistro Buccaneers, Manatee Diagnostic
Ravens and Beach Bum Patriots are bunched up in
second-fourth places, each with five wins. Tyler's Ice
Cream Vikings, LPAC Cardinals and Dojo Martial Arts
Cowboys round out the remainder of the 8-10 standings
and are long shots to advance to the finals.
Sandbar Colts and LPAC Cardinals are the favor-
ites in the 11-13 division to meet in the Super Bowl.
The Colts currently hold the top seed with a 9-1 record,
but the 7-1 Cardinals are hot on their heels with two
games left to play. The first and second place teams
earn a bye to the semifinals. Beach to Bay Construc-
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are locked into an opening-round playoff match.
Mr. Bones Bengals has clinched the top seed in
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and Integrity Sound Lions are tied for third place with
5-4 records. The sixth and seventh seeds also are up
for grabs with Swordfish Grill Browns and Sun Bears
tied with 3-6 records.
The playoffs get started March 8.

NFL 30-plus playoffs begin
The 30-and-over football division at the center
moves into its second season with the start of the play-
offs March 6.
Top-seeded, undefeated Island Gourmet Bills and
second-seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants earned a first-
round bye to the semifinals and play the winners of the
March 6 opening-round games.
Agnelli takes on the winner of the Island Real
Estate-Jessie's Island Store matchup, while Island
Gourmet takes on the winner of the Tyler's Ice Cream-
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seed, but they play Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants, which
could overtake them with a victory. Duffy's Tavern
Eagles also could move up with a victory over Beach
to Bay Construction Dolphins. There's still a lot at
stake in the last week of action.
Opening round 18-plus playoff games are March
12 and the season concludes April 2 with the Super
Bowl.

Horseshoe news
Four teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 26
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits and were left to battle for the championship.
Bob Palmer and Hank Huyghe defeated Rod
Bussey and Herb Puryear 22-18 in the first semifinal
match, while Jerry Disbrow and Bill Wright obliterated
Steve Grossman and Tom Skoloda 22-1 in the second
semifinal match.
Disbrow-Wi ight th.l n edged Palmer-Huyghe 24-19
in the championship match.
The March 1 games saw eight teams finish with
2-1 records. Acting pit boss Bob Mason called it a
draw, sending everyone home a winner.
Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday and Sat-
urdays followed by random team selection. There is
no charge to play.

Key Royale golf news
Spring-like weather resulted in a busy week of golf
at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The big news is the crowning of the club's men's
non-handicap champion and a hole-in-one. Gary Risner
rolled past Ron Pritchard in the men's championship
match 5 and 4, meaning he held a five-hole lead with
four holes left to play in the match played Feb. 28.
Also on Feb. 28 Chet Hutton dropped in a hole-in-
one with a hybrid 7-iron on the 114-yard eighth hole.
Regular golf action at the club began with the
weekly quota-points game Feb. 24. Ron Buck, Tom
McDonnell and John Estok each carded plus-4 scores
to finish in a three-way tie for first place. McDonnell
was part of the team that included Bob Lang, Greg
Shorten and Gerry Dahl that combined on a plus-6 to
win the team competition for the day.
The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net
golf match in four flights Feb. 25. Joy Kaiser grabbed
first place in Flight A with a 2-under-par 30 to edge
Jean Holmes by one shot.
Kris Landkammer fired a 4-under-par 28 to take
first place in Flight B by four shots. Joyce Lathrop's
6-under-par 26 was the low-net round of the day, also
good for first place in Flight C, and Sally Keyes carded
a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight D.
Maxine Mitchell and Pam Alvord had chip ins,
while the team of Connie Lavanos, Penny Williams,
Judy Ward and Joy Kaiser won the team low-putts
game with a combined 69 putts.

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A little snooky never hurt anybody


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Snook season is officially open in our local
waters.
Remember, the slot on snook is 28-33 inches and
you can keep one fish per day if you have a snook
stamp. The open season ends April 30.
I'm seeing decent amounts of linesiders gathering
along mangrove shorelines, docks and canals, where
the bite is occurring on live shrimp and shiners.
Typically, since the water temps are still in the
upper 60s to low 70s, the best bite is occurring during
the afternoon outgoing tides. By this time of day, the
sun has had a chance to warm the water a couple of
degrees, which seems to make a difference.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore with good
results on mangrove snapper. Limits of these fish are
being caught on fresh-cut pieces of scaled sardines
and shrimp. Most catches are ranging 12-15 inches,
although some fish up to 18 inches are mixed in. While
targeting snapper with shrimp, Girle's clients are reel-
ing up the occasional hogfish, which is always a wel-
come sight. To finish out the bite, porgies, also are
responding to the shrimp offering.
Gag and red grouper are being caught on offshore
ledges in good numbers. Keeper-size gags are not
uncommon, although the red grouper are a different
story. Most red grouper being caught are 15-18 inches,
which is just shy of keeper-size.
In the backcountry, Girle is catching good num-
bers of snook, redfish and trout. By using live shiners
for bait, Girle is hooking up with keeper-size snook.
The same applies for the redfish, with some fish well
exceeding the 27-inch max limit. As for the trout,
quantity is available, although most fish are in the
14-16 inches.

Squadron offers boating
courses, seminars
The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squad-
ron will offer instruction in safe boating and other
rules of the water in March.
The squadron will offer a seminar in reading
nautical charts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.
The fee is $15.
A seminar in using GPS will take place at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 18. The fee is $15.
At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, March 22, and Satur-
day, March 29, the squadron offers the two-part
America's Boating Course. Students must attend
both sessions and, if they complete the course and
pass the exams, can receive a Florida boating cer-
tificate.
Enrollment costs $45 per person or $70 per
couple.
The programs will take place at the squadron
building, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton.
Pre-registration is required.
For more information, call Gloria or Walter
Potter at 941-795-0482.


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Madelyn Yount, 14, of McBain Mich., shows off
a 30-inch linesider she caught and released on a
recent charter with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Finally, pompano are a mainstay for Girle on the
flats. Small jigs tipped with shrimp are resulting in
near limits of these tasty fish.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says sheepshead
are dominating the bite. Expect to see stringers of these
black-and-white striped fish dangling from the pier on
a daily basis while the bite is on. Fish up to 3 pounds
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Spanish mackerel are being caught at the north
pier on small speck rigs. Colors include white, char-
treuse or bubble gum. Macks 15-20 inches are the
norm, although Malfese is seeing fish landed up to
28 inches. While targeting macks, expect to tie into
ladyfish, bluefish and jacks.
Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is
finding a good bite on nearshore and inshore structure
- whether it be reefs, docks or wrecks. His clients
are filling the cooler, with sheepshead and mangrove
snapper. Both species are readily taking live shrimp
fished on a knocker rig. While targeting these fish,
Lowman is producing Key West grunts, flounder and
black drum.
Moving to the beaches, Lowman is finding migra-
tory fish pompano, mackerel, bluefish and ladyfish
- all attracted to small jigs tipped with shrimp. Expect
to get your arms worn outjiP_'*,__inii__ The bite can occur
on every cast when everything is right.
Finally, flats fishing is on the verge of getting
really good and Lowman is cashing in. Keeper-size
redfish, snook and trout are being caught in the usual
spots right in the lip.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
fishing nearshore structure, resulting in a variety of
wintertime reef species. Sheepshead are readily taking
small pieces of fresh shrimp. Fish up to 6 pounds are
being reeled up along with plenty of fish 2-3 pounds.
Along with sheepies, Gross is catching limits of man-
grove snapper as well as plenty of Key West grunts.
Spanish mackerel are abundant on nearshore struc-
ture. For Gross' charters, this adds variety to the reef
experience. Expect to encounter macks 18-22 inches
using mall jigs or Gotcha plugs.
After reef fishing, Gross is moving to the shallow
flats of Tampa Bay in search of a variety of backwa-
ter species. By using live shiners for bait, his clients
are reeling up keeper-size snook, redfish and spotted
seatrout.
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Does your business have achievements to cel-
ebrate? Maybe you've just opened a business or your
business has received an award or special recogni-
tion. If so, we'd like to hear from you.
To be considered for publication, email your
"who, what, where, when and why" to news@
islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome.



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New chamber members
Joining the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce in February were:
Hardin, Pratt & Ball, PA, 6000 Marina Drive,
No. 105, Holmes Beach, Benjamin Hardin Jr.
Premier Real Estate, 6000 Marina Drive, No.
105,
Holmes Beach, Laurie Mock.
Island Time Inn, 105 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach,
Gretchen VanDerMeid.
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island, Holmes
Beach,
Major Leckie.
Roser/Aid Food Pantry, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria,
Pam Leckie.
Fishwater Charter Co., Holmes Beach, Chip Pea-
body.
Potential members are welcome to attend chamber
events, visit the office at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach or call 941-778-1541.


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GTP Family Limited Partnership to Poulos and
Hantz LLC for $360,000.
Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Really of Anna Maria,
can be reached at 941-778-7244.


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941-773-6572
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COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100,
1-year old above-ground pool, accessories,
15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.

RAW DRIFTWOOD FOR sale. Great deco-
ration or landscape. Various arrangements,
lamps, centerpieces, sailboats, etc. 207-
745-5116.

ANTIQUE OFFICE CHAIRS: Six wood chairs
on casters from Anna Maria City Hall dais
(used by mayors and commissioners, includ-
ing Ernie Cagnina!), purchased 15+ years
ago from surplus. $850 for the set of six
matching chairs. View at The Islander, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FRESH TYE-DYE and white "more than a
mullet-wrapper" Islander shirts in stock.
$10-$15. Purchase at The Islander, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach



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

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FOR SALE
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elevator, clubhouse, dock. $129,000.
RENTALS
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"Your satisfaction in the transaction is my primary goal"
SNeed convincing see testimonials on my website.
Each office is independently owned and operated


SEEKING TO SHARE large storage locker on
Pine Avenue with another snowbird couple.
$600 each for year. Please, contact Glen at
941-779-0952.

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.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothe-
bys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebys-
realty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

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

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

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
Department. Pick up at The Islander office,
5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't
be sorry, be safe.


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Cell: 941-780-8000
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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
welcome, specifically Wednesdays, 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.

MISSIONS FUNDRAISING SALE: 8:30 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Huge Sale!
Clothing, jewelry, housewares, electronics,
books and more. Christ Church of Longboat
Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

LONGBOAT KEY'S BIGGEST and best!
Noon-4 p.m. Friday, March 7. $5 admission. 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, free admis-
sion. Royal rummage sale at St. Mary, Star
Of The Sea, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 8. You
tried the best, now get the best. Flea market,
bake sale, home made articles, lunch and
more! Sandpiper Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.

FOUR-FAMILY YARD sale: 8a.m.-1 p.m. Sat-
urday, March 8. Household, linens, jewelry,
collectibles, books, bike, vintage, clothes,
glass, lots more! 120 Peppertree Lane, Anna
Maria.

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Service Landscaping Clean-up
778-1345 Hauling tree trimming
Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
1 Replacement Doors and Windows
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FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED
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Boat Detailing Reasonable Rates & Great Service
Call Max A. Kanter, Island Resident
941.807.6688


HANDYMAN
Jim Basiley, LLC
Engineer turned Handyman -
free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
Electrical (lights, ceiling fans, receptacles), Carpentry, Power Wash
Call Jim at 941-448-7806 or email: jimbasiley@gmail.com



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LOST: WHITE PHONE. Anna Maria. Please,
call 248-202-4917 or drop off at police sta-
tion.


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

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.
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PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop
located on Anna Maria. Must be available
weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome.
941-840-4235.

PART-TIME SALES position for Island retail
store. Must be able to work flexible hours,
days and some holidays. Personality a plus!
Non-smoker! Taking applications now. 941 -
778-4505.

LINE COOKS: Full/part-time, all shifts, $10/
hour. Immediate hire. Apply in person only:
AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee County Beach.
941-778-0784.


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

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified
babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel,
941-545-7995.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 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.
941-807-9975, 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. Pro-
fessional, friendly cleaning service since
1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.


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

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

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

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

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-
545-6688.

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. Afford-
able prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-
1414.

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

TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up net-
working, wired, wireless, audio, video sur-
veillance cameras. Palmfish Communication,
941-896-0798.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR WEDDINGS, beach,
modeling, etc. 941-730-1745 or visit The
Hive, 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.

CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on
your list, from kitchen and bath cleaning to
dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-
539-6891.

PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer
available for consulting, draft editing, final
proofing and copywriting, as well as social
media management for your group or busi-
ness. Email Lisa Neff at lmneff@me.com.

D.L. HAYES CLEANING: Bonded and
insured. Rachael Bidwell/Sheila Darcy, 941-
932-5347 or 941-224-1486. For all your
cleaning needs.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty.
941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
refrigeration. Commercial and residential
service, repair and/or replacement. Serving
Manatee County and the Island since 1987.
For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.
CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wed-
ding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island.
Call today for an appointment, 941-51 8-
8301. MA#001 7550.MA#0017550.


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


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

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

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

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

HO]MEIMPROVEMENT

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

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

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

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack
of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-
2198.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resi-
dent. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-
6747.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, com-
mercial, 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,
1-616-204-8822.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.
suncoastinc.com.

VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses
or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-
0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalproper-
tiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
AVAILABLE MARCH 2014: 2BR/2BA ground
level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to
Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna
Maria. 941-565-2373.
PEBBLE SPRINGS 3BR/2BA first-floor
condo, Manatee Avenue and 59th Street,
Bradenton. Annual rental, unfurnished,
updated, neutral colors. Covered parking,
pool outside back porch, tennis courts, club-
house, 10 minutes to beach. $1,200/month
plus $500 deposit, application required.
Available April 1. Pictures: www.macaluso-
property.com. 813-368-7383.

ANNA MARIA LONG-term rental wanted by
senior. Call 203-361-8088.

VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA duplex just
2.4 miles east of Bradenton Beach. 1,200
sf and fully furnished. Very clean. Garage,
washer and dryer, cable, Wifi, private entries.
Available March 7. $2,000/month. 941-405-
4558.
CANAL HOUSE RENTAL available May-
December. North end of Anna Maria, steps
to Bay beach. 3BR/2 1/2 BA, heated pool.
2014 beautiful renovation. No smoking or
pets. Monthly or weekly. Call 941-251-
3852.
HOLMES BEACH MARCH vacation rental:
1 BR/1 BA, generously furnished with carport
and lanai, near beach. Reasonable. 847-
530-8833.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style
rentals. 1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with
pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-
778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscot-
tages.com.


FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of
El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave.
Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-
524-6977.
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional consul-
tation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate,
941-778-8104.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Holmes
Beach house for sale. Beautiful elevated
3BR/2BA, heated pool, bonus room, direct
beach-access street. Newer construction.
Great investment. 309A 65th St. www.Hol-
mesBeach.blogspot.com. Patrick Morris,
941-348-0331.


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

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

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Lawn care PLUS native plants. .,,Z'"
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. '
Call Junior, 807-1015 A1N

HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
HONE Handyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
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SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BT end unit with lagoon view. Com-
plex offers two heated pools, tennis, elevator and covered
parking. $269,000


ANNA MARIA COTTAGE Adorable, vintage cottage
located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3BR/2BA,
great screened porch, single car garage. Selling "turnkey"
furnished. $475,000.


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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.


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TWO BEACHFRONT HOUSES Two, 2BR/2BT homes
located on a quiet street in Holmes Beach. Both offer spec-
tacular views. $2,200,000.









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TWO BEACH 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.
$985,000.


WEST COAST SURF SHOP
CELEBRATING 50 SUCCESSFUL YEARS
Business and real estate. Next to the public beach. One of
the largest and oldest surf shops on the west coast of Florida.
Three apartments upstairs, only 100 ft to the beach.

Mike 800-367-1617
Mike ^L WK
Norman 1 941"778"6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
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REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi
Gartman, Realtor, Duncan Real Estate. 941-
545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com.

DISCOVER TERRA CEIA Golf and Country
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PRE-LISTING HOME sale. Two weeks until
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Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.
Suzanne Wilson, Broker.


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I WANT TO buy a lot or house/duplex, no
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Text/call information, 508-496-8480.

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GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open
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An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-
730-2606 (leave message).

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1 Bush judicial
appointee
8 Quarterbacks, often
15 Bush judicial
appointee
20 Professional tennis
since 1968
21 Rank
22 Singer with the
album "Live at
the Polynesian
Palace"
23 Time for the best
deals, maybe,
in a going-out-of-
business sale
24 *1939 Judy Garland
film
26 There was a great
one in Genesis
27 One-named
designer
28 Lava comes
out of it
29 Kind of car or tee
32 Appear suddenly
36 Slaughter in the
1946 World Series
37 *1933 Jean Harlow
film
40 "Nuts!"
41 Gator's tail?
43 D-backs, on
scoreboards
44 Daily riser
45 How things may be
brought
47 Pass
51 Restful places
53 Each

Answers:
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54 *1943 Spencer
Tracy/Irene
Dunne film
56 Is threatening,
in a way
58 Colorist
60 Self-absorbed sort
61 Hit
63 Some kitchenware
66 Call from a curb
67 Sprint competitor,
once
68 *1939 Vivien Leigh/
Clark Gable film
73 ___ king
76 Sprint
77 Word of agreement
78 2000s events
in North Korea, for
short
82 Provider of music
on the go?
85 Court grp.
88 Footnote abbr.
89 *1942 Spencer
Tracy/Hedy
Lamarr film
92 Odist's preposition
94 When repeated, a
Polynesian capital
95 Publish
96 Drinkers' toasts
97 Brother of George
W. and Jeb
99 Award for Miss
Hawaii, in addition
to a tiara
100 Summer hrs.
102 Snow queen in
Disney's "Frozen"
103 *1948 Ingrid
Bergman film
105 Elegance
108 eBay user
110 Certain
newspaper
advertisement


111 Like Christiane
Amanpour,
by upbringing
113 Pub containers
115 Perfect, as a home
119 Director of the
eight starred films
in this puzzle,
who was born on
2/23/1889
123 Torrey Pines Golf
Course locale
125 Suffer humiliation,
in slang
126 Comeback
127 Brooks Robinson's
team
128 Sitcom with a 1974
wedding
129 Foreign traveler's
purchase, maybe
130 Source of the line
"What's past
is prologue," with
"The"

DOWN
1 Massage
therapeutically
2 -blue
3 "I should
lucky"
4 Put into
a sepulcher
5 *1932 Clark Gable/
Jean Harlow film
6 La-la lead-in
7 Perhaps
8 Migratory seabird
9 Vier + vier
10 What Babe wants to
be in "Babe"
11 Finish (up)
12 New Haven reuner
13 "Frasier" role
14 Major glitch


15 Puts together
16 Things that should
be tied up by the
curtain?
17 Playfully
18 Complete,
informally
19 Transudes
25 Beatles title girl
27 Queen of literature
30 Send off
31 Gave up
33 Birthplace of
22-Across
34 Hunts, with "on"
35 Lacking variety
37 Gives up, in slang
38 "Then again, I could
be wrong"
39 Adult's counterpart
42 Obsessed with
45 Fortunetelling aids
46 1980s-'90s series
based on the
fictional firm
McKenzie,
Brackman,
Chaney & Kuzak
48 Doing __
(dancing
springily)
49 Basis in
accounting
50 Head to Paris?
52 Overly confident
55 Recipe instruction
57 Wiry-coated
terriers
59 Lead-in to Pen,
commercially
62 Genuflect
64 Night that
"Friends" aired:
Abbr.
65 Swashbuckles, say
69 Some London lords


83 Means of access to
a cafeteria, maybe
84 In past centuries
86 Joint parts
87 Specialties
90 Give off coherent
light
91 Overreacting sort
93 Essen article
98 *1925 Percy
Marmont film
101 One way to the
top


103 Pub measure
104 1960s western
sitcom
105 Chopped
106 Heep
(Dickens
character)
107 Blade brand
109 Red opening?
112 Bit
114 "Render
Caesar ..."


116 Shelfmate of
Vogue
117 Tavern stock
118 Place for a
topgallant
120 Lash holder
121 Green monitor, for
short?
122 Finish (up)
123 Fate
124 we done?"


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