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'ws on Anna Maria Island Since 1992


Juvenile causes 23 crashes in island-town chase


AsTheWorld Terns take
a wild ride. Page 6





Anna Maria delays
A-frame sign rules.
Page 3

Mj tings
The government calen-
dar. Page 4


The Islander editorial.
Reader letters. Page 6

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Looking back. Page 7

Bradenton Beach
sets hearing on noise
ordinance, while HB
also noses into noise
ordinance. Page 9
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Community activities,
announcements. Pages
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Make plans, save a
date. Pages 12-13

Street Map: guide to
getting around AMI.
Pages 16-17


Island police blotter.
Page 20

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Final grades due for
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Openings, accolades
and an 'I do.'


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 16-year-old Desoto County student
led law enforcement officers on a wild and
destructive ride March 4.
The spree resulted in a three-hour clo-
sure of the Cortez Bridge and gridlock on
the southern half of Anna Maria Island.
The trail of destruction began around
10 a.m. when a Manatee County Sheriff's
Office deputy responded to a report of a
stolen Ford F-350 from a Bradenton busi-
ness in the 4000 block of 60th Street West,
according to a news release issued by Mana-
tee County Sheriff Brad Steube.
The deputy spotted the vehicle heading
west on Cortez Road near 119th Street West
and pursued. He turned on his lights to initi-
ate a traffic stop, at which time the driver
allegedly accelerated toward the Cortez
Bridge.
According to the probable cause affida-
vit filed by the pursuing deputy, the teenager
reached speeds of 70 mph while crossing the
bridge in light traffic. When he reached the
Bradenton Beach intersection of Gulf Drive
and Cortez Road, he struck the first of 23
vehicles.
He continued to flee down Gulf Drive
at a speed in excess of 60 mph.
Witnesses, including Bradenton Beach
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh and Vice Mayor
Janie Robertson, said it appeared the driver


The island will show off its Irish enthusi-
asm with the annual St. Patrick's Day parade
presented by Sean Murphy of the Beach
Bistro and Eat Here.
The parade will begin organizing at 2
p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The caravan of green-clad celebrants
departs at 4 p.m., traveling north on Marina
Drive to Palm Drive and then north to the
parade end at 78th Street. Organizers prom-
ise a leisurely pace on the short 20-block
path.
Murphy said he's still seeking par-
ticipants. Every year, he invites anyone
and everyone to join in the parade and an
announcement promised "the usual panoply
of dignitaries, cyclists, floats, dancers, high
school bands and pipe bands garnished with
greenery and smiling faces" and possibly a
"jumbo" surprise.
Asked about the origins of the island
parade, the restaurant owner said, "Like most
better Irish ideas it was thought up in a bar.
There are no noble traditions of which I am
aware.
He added, "We started our very first
parade with three police cars, two horses,
a guy with a big red boat and my kids and
their little friends on a green lawn trailer. We
marched through the middle of town and


The Cortez Bridge provides a link to the
mainland for Bradenton Beach. Islander
Photo: Jack Elka


no one had any idea we were coming. We
seeded smiles along the way like flowers.
That first parade was my favorite."
Organizers said Murphy heard that
people working with celebrity chef Emeril
Lagasse have asked about filming the parade
for a Lagasse TV segment which was
taped months ago at the Beach Bistro.
After the parade, Duffy's Tavern, 5808
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will host a
party with the parade participants from the
Dunedin pipe and drum marching band per-
forming on the patio.
For more information, call the bistro at
941-778-6444.


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was traveling much faster. Both Vosburgh
and Robertson said they were shocked to see
the chase play out.
The driver continued north on Gulf Drive
onto East Bay Drive toward Manatee Avenue
with the deputy still in pursuit. The driver
then turned east on Manatee Avenue and
sped toward the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
where he sideswiped two more vehicles.
According to the report, the deputy was
ordered to cease his pursuit and an MCSO
helicopter took over the surveillance as the
motorist continued on Manatee Avenue to
43rd Street West, where he turned south,
heading back toward Cortez Road.
He turned right and headed back to
Anna Maria Island on Cortez Road, where


he eventually caused nine crashes, and him-
self crashed to a halt on the Cortez Bridge,
where he was taken into custody by Braden-
ton Beach Police Officer Mike Bazell.
According to BBPD Police Chief Sam
Special, Bazell drew his weapon and
ordered the teen to exit the vehicle several
times, but he refused. Special said Bazell
used his weapon to break the truck's window
and forced the driver from the vehicle, at
which time he was taken into custody.
According to the MCSO, the teen is
blamed for 23 accidents during the chase.
BBPD worked four crashes, the Bra-
denton Police Department worked four
crashes, the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment worked two crashes and the MCSO
worked 13 crashes, including nine on the
Cortez Bridge.
There were no serious injuries
reported.
The teenager was booked into the Man-
atee County jail on multiple charges. He
is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, April 7.
Due to his age, the remainder of his
booking and court information was not
available as of Islander press time.
The Islander is withholding the juve-
nile's name.

9 crashes fail to
damage Cortez Bridge
The Florida Department of Transpor-
tation said the 16-year-old driver of the
stolen vehicle who rammed the Cortez
Bridge several times March 4 may have
met his match for toughness.
"Our initial inspections have failed
to find any damage to the bridge," said
JoAnn May, a DOT spokeswoman.
The driver of the stolen truck hit
the bridge protection rail numerous
times during his attempt to elude police,
according to law enforcement reports.
The youth twice crossed the Cortez
Bridge during the chase.
"But the bridge held up nicely," May
said. "We're still checking, but nothing
found at this time."

Fred O'Sullivan of
Beach Bistro leads
Judy McElephant and
her trainer of 40-plus
years, Mr. MacBones,
followed by a pair
of camels, through
throngs of Judy's
celebratory admir-
ers during the 2013
St. Patrick's parade
in Holmes Beach.
Islander File Photo:
Bonner O'Joy


St. Patrick's parade to step off March 16




2-A 0 MARCH 12, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Abundant beaches, Coquina on track, end is near


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
To borrow a phrase from Frank Sinatra's song
\ ly Way," the end is near for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers beach renourishment project on Anna Maria
Island.
Workers for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock reached
their first finale March 5 at 13th Street South in Bra-
denton Beach of two Anna Maria Island projects.
According to Sirisha Rayaprolu, corps spokes-
woman in Jacksonville, all that remains of the $13
million federal project is to put the finishing touches
on the beach at 13th Street South.
However, a drive by March 8 of the Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, con-
firmed the staging area in the parking lot there has yet
to be cleared and cleaned up.
Meanwhile, the next phase of renourishment is
already underway a Manatee County project from
Cortez Beach southward through Coquina Beach to
Longboat Pass. GLDD immediately began work and
by March 7 had reached the second lifeguard station.
This $5.7 million project is funded with state and
county money. The county's share comes from the 5
percent resort tax collected on rentals of six months or
less in the county. The state will reimburse the county
for a portion of the cost, Manatee County Parks and
Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker said.
The goal to have phase 1 of beach renourishment
completed by early March has been met, Rayaprolu
said.
L\ iything seems to be on schedule for the
corps," Rayaprolu said.
Now, GLDD will work 24/7 to complete renour-
ishment, weather permitting, to Longboat Pass by early
April.
Renourishment by April 30 is desired because May
1 is the start of turtle nesting season and equipment
on the beach would be an impediment to mother sea
turtles searching for a place to lay their eggs.


Phase 2 of beach renourishment is monitored by
Hunsicker's department and Coastal Planning and
Engineering.
"We're moving right along," Hunsicker said.
He said he was pleased renourishment from 79th
Street North to 13th Street South was accomplished
with minimal interference for beachgoers.
GLDD built sandy walkovers nearly every 100
yards of its pipes, allowing people access to the beach
and the Gulf of Mexico waters.
Hunsicker said GLDD would place similar walk-
overs as it continues southward.
Island visitors were generally pleased with how
quickly renourishment went.
"It was only in front of our cottage for a few days,
and they had a walkover for us. Then it was gone. The
noise didn't bother us either," said Gale Morningdale
of Syracuse, New York.
"It's something that had to be done. Thankfully,
they did it quickly."


Workers for Great
Lakes Dredge and
Dock have cleared
all but the pipeline
and sandy cross-
overs March 10
beyond the three
piers at Cortez
Beach to reach the
end of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers
renourishment
project at 13th Street
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Others were not so pleased. The Ozmanski family
of Pittsburgh asked for a refund after they observed the
operation in front of their beachfront resort.
"They never told us this would happen," said a
displeased Oscar Ozmanski.
But Sebastian Mueller, manager of the Blue Water
Beach Club on the Gulf at 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, said he couldn't be more pleased with how
quickly the renourishment went.
"And the people were very accommodating. When
I asked that equipment be moved so guests could get to
the beach, they immediately complied and were very
pleasant. They did a good job and our guests were
happy," he said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, owner of
the Linger Longer Lodge, 302 Gulf Drive S., Braden-
ton Beach, the farthest south lodging facility on the
Gulf, said he was pleased at how efficient GLDD was
in renourishing.
"They moved in quick and it looks like they're


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 12, 2014 0 3-A


AM commission delays A-frame sign enforcement


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Business owners in Anna Maria who have A-frame
signs outside their premises now have 30 days to
breathe easier and make their case.
They have a month to find solutions to keep the
signs, which had been declared blight by the city and
illegal under a new ordinance that passed its final read-
ing Feb. 25.
Anna Maria commissioners agreed at a March 3
special meeting to ask Mayor SueLynn not to enforce
the ordinance for 30 days. The mayor agreed.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said that the section
of the sign ordinance that eliminated A-frame signs
outdoors at businesses slipped through the cracks.
Woodland, who called the meeting, said it fell through
because most of the sign ordinance discussion focused
on real estate signs.

BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
working real fast to finish up. There was only a little
noise at night," said Shearon.
"Of course, we were the last beachfront lodging
in the renourishment stack, so we had a few months
before they arrived. But I'm pleased. Looks like they're
continuing to renourish south," he said.
When renourishment is finished, Manatee County
plans to replace the defunct groins along Cortez Beach
with state-of-the-art groins that allow some sand and
water to flow through the groin.
An example of the new groin is in operation at
Coquina Beach, adjacent to the Longboat Pass.
According to Hunsicker, a decision has yet to be
made by Manatee County as to when construction
of the groins will begin because of sea turtle nesting
season.
He also said a decision to allow pedestrians and
anglers on the groins is subject to negotiations between
the county, Shearon and the Bradenton Beach City
Commission.


"I really believe it was an oversight. Had it come
up, I would have had a discussion. During the ordi-
nance hearings, everything was about real estate. I
think this just fell through the cracks."
A business is allowed to have a sign, but several
business owners, including Markus Siegler of Beach
Fashions Boutique in the old Anna Maria post office
building, 9808 Gulf Drive, said people walking or driv-
ing by could not readily see his business.
"It's in the corner of the building. Without the
A-frame outside, many people do not even know we
are there," he said.
Siegler produced several statements from custom-
ers who said they were drawn to the business because
they saw the A-frame sign displayed in front of the
building.
Business owner Brian Seymour of Anna Maria
General Store and Deli, 307 Pine Ave., said he doesn't
use an A-frame sign, but other businesses are aided by
the marketing tool. He suggested establishing a proce-
dure for a business to obtain one A-frame sign.
Deb Webster said her business is upstairs at the
new post office in the Bayview Plaza, 101 S. Bay
Boulevard, and people wouldn't notice her location
without the benefit of the extra sign downstairs on the
plaza property.
"I would lose significant business if people didn't
see my sign," she said.
Commissioner Carol Carter said she originally was
"of a mind to let businesses do what they want with an
A-frame."
But after touring the business district March 2, she
said she found several businesses with more than one
A-frame and some were placed in the right of way.
She was concerned that if the commission gives
businesses "an inch, they'll take a mile."
Woodland suggested a cooling-off period of 30
days and made a motion to allow code enforcement
officers 30 days from March 3 before removing signs.
Only one A-frame per business was permitted in the


Anna Maria business owner Markus Siegler
addresses the city commission at the March 3 special
meeting to discuss a 30-day moratorium against
removing A-frame signs. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

motion, and A-frame signs in the right of way will not
be allowed.
Commissioner Doug Copeland added that busi-
nesses should meet as a group with building official
Bob Welch, city planner Alan Garrett, code enforce-
ment officer Gerry Rathvon and the mayor to discuss
options.
Copeland suggested there might be a procedure
for a variance to obtain an A-frame.
City attorney Jim Dye cautioned that regulating
signs should not be about content although menu
boards were allowed in the new ordinance because
of the possible violation of free speech.
Commissioners unanimously approved the motion
and SueLynn said she would organize a meeting with
the staff and business owners.
The moratorium will expire April 3.





4-A U MARCH 12, 2014 U THE ISLANDER

BB commission stops short on more power for mayor

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Is Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon captain of
a sinking ship? ....
That was the alaln-" given by Vice Mayor Jadie
Robertson during a March 6 city commission meeting
centered around a discussion on how much power the
charter allows for the mayor.
In late February, city attorney Ricinda Perry .. ----"
launched a discussion on setting policies surrounding
the city's power structure. She said the discussion was
coincidental to a lawsuit filed against the mayor about
a month ago for abuse of power.
The suit alleges Shearon threatened employees with
their jobs if they failed to provide evidence to sway the
commission to deny a joint development agreement with
The BeachHouse restaurant to build a dune and parking
lot across from city hall.
Shearon was one of three people who sued the city
to have the agreement nullified, but withdrew from the 7.9
lawsuit after winning the November municipal elec-
tion.


Shearon said because of the lawsuit alleging his
abuse of power, he could not continue in the current
manner to operate the city until the commission acted
on policies that would delegate his authority to deal with
department heads, staff and contractors.
Perry was directed two weeks prior to draft a policy
that would better define the city's mayoral system, which
she previously said is somewhere between a strong and
weak form of governance.
During the March 6 meeting, she expressed frustra-
tion over the lack of input from some elected officials
and virtually all the department heads into her queries.
"Unfortunately I don't have an \ iing to provide a
draft policy for the commission," said Perry. "What I'm
getting is different directions."
Perry said some officials feel the mayor should be
granted broader authority and some do not.
"So there is a split on how much authority can be
written and incorporated into the charter," said Perry
"With respect to the department heads, I have no feed-
back. They feel their job descriptions are clear and don't
have an i\ thing to contribute."
Perry said the problem is that some department
heads have taken on too much responsibility and, "that's
what the mayor is trying to sort out. It's a who's on first
and what's on second situation."
Shearon said he was hoping for more feedback,
although he expressed his own opinion of his role as
mayor.
"The way I see it is that the commission owns the
yacht and the mayor is the captain," he said. "The com-
mission says where the boat is going and it's up to the
captain to determine how to get there."
Shearon encouraged the commission to be involved
with department heads, "But there has to be one captain
to direct the ship. Right now, it's taking on water and
I'm trying to run a ship with one arm tied behind my
back."
Shearon said he wasn't making a power grab,
rather trying to establish policy that clearly gives him
the authority he feels he already has under the charter,


"to be the executive head and run this city in the way
I was elected to do. Do you want me to run the ship or
do you want to direct me on how to run the ship?"
Commissioner Ed Straight reminded the mayor that
everyone on the dais was elected to perform a duty. He
said there are things the commission should not give up,
and that includes the termination and hiring of depart-
ment heads. He also said the mayor should not be so
intricately involved to the point he finds himself in a
voting situation that he had a hand in creating.
Commissioner Jack Clarke said no one was doubt-
ing the competence of Shearon, "however, there are two
branches of government here."
Robertson supported giving the mayor more respon-
sibility, saying it was a good idea to have one person
responsible and accountable.
"If you don't have that one person being account-
able, what happens is people start pointing fingers," she
said.
She said emergencies should be handled by the
commission, but that the mayor should be freed up to
handle the day-to-day administrative duties of the city
without having to wait on the commission.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh disagreed. She said she
has always taken problems from constituents straight to
department heads.
"I don't feel like everything needs to go through the
mayor," she said. "I think that's unproductive."
Vosburgh agreed with Straight that the mayor should
not have the sole responsibility to hire and fire depart-
ment heads, staff or contractors.
"The way I read the charter is we do not have a
strong-mayor charter," she said.


Braden-
ton Beach
elected
officials
continue a
discussion
about del-
egating
author-
ity to the
mayor
as they
consider
a new
policy.
Islander
Photo:
Mark
Young


Perry pushed for direction from commissioners and
asked if she should continue to draft the new policy. If
so, she said she would need a commissioner to act as
a liaison to the process and suggested also drafting an
opposing policy to satisfy commissioners.
Shearon said it was fine to move forward with draft-
ing two policies for commission review, but also that he
saw the writing on the wall.
"I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but I' 11 just wait
for someone to come up with some direction for me," he
said. "Right now, I don't have any I can't be comfort-
able making day-to-day decisions in this situation."
Shearon then asked for temporary power until a
policy was reviewed, but did not get a response from
the commission.
Robertson did say she believes the mayor is the one
person that can "put the cork back into the sinking boat.
We are a sinking boat right now," referring to what most
of the commission expects will be bad results from an
ongoing audit.
Clarke volunteered to be the liaison to Perry's
attempt at drafting a policy and the commission pro-
vided a consensus to move forward.
Shearon wasn't pleased by meeting's end.
"I'm still in the same place I was three weeks ago
and now I'm facing a lawsuit," he said. "I'm over it. I
don't have clear directions, so my plans to move the city
in a direction is a case of, I'm damned if I do and I'm
damned if I don't."
Shearon said he was not threatening the commis-
sion, "but until I have some direction, I have to refo-
cus the way I'm doing things. I can't work any other
way."


Anna Maria City March 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
March 13, 6 p.m., city commission. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
March 27, 6 p.m., city commission. 941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-


Denise Johnson, head of the Friends of the Library
book sale at CrossPointe Fellowship March 8, helps
Ruth Uecker with her selection at the fundraiser for
the Island Library. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
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 12, 9 a.m., charter review.
March 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
March 17, 9:30 a.m., island congestion.
March 18, 11 a.m., city center.
March 19, 6 p.m., charter review town meet-


* March 25, 7 p.m. city commission.
* March 26, 9 a.m., charter review.


Manatee County
March 25, 9 a.m., county 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 Public
Safety Center, 2101 47th Terrace E., Bradenton.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
news@islander.org.




THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 12, 2014 0 5-A

Police target spring-breakers breaking alcohol laws


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island is a natural destination
during spring break, with its azure waters and warm
weather.
While local businesses welcome visitors taking
advantage of their time off school, law enforcement
doesn't want spring-breakers breaking ordinances,
especially one that prohibits alcohol on the beach.
"This time of year, we always increase our beach
patrol officers on the weekends and during the spring
break vacation," said Bradenton Beach Police Chief
Sam Speciale. "We will be focusing on violations of
the alcohol ordinance and underage drinking."
Officials in both the Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach police departments say they are beefing up their
beach patrol efforts.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said his
department has a zero tolerance for "violations of that
sort." He said his officers cited at least 10 people in
the past week for open containers on the beach and
underage drinking.
"We have a little machine that we can wave over
an open container and it will read whether or not it's
an alcoholic beverage," he said. "We are looking for
people who display signs of intoxication. If the person
is underage, we will do a Breathalyzer."
In addition, both departments were participating
in a nationwide click-it or ticket campaign in the first
two weeks of March.
Tokajer said his department is targeting speeding,
seatbelt violations and DUIs.
Special said with increased pedestrian and vehic-
ular traffic in Bradenton Beach, officers are more con-
cerned with buckled seatbelts and safe driving.
"Bumper-to-bumper traffic makes it almost impos-
sible to speed in Bradenton Beach," Speciale said.
"But we will be participating in click-it or ticket, and
especially watching for drivers who don't wear their
seatbelts."


Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer patrols the
beach in the 6600 block of Gulf Drive, looking for
open alcoholic beverages and underage drinking.
Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite


HBPD monthly stats
The Holmes Beach Police Department reported 17
arrests in February in a report released March 5.
Those arrests included seven criminal traffic arrests,
one domestic battery, one DUI, two warrants and five
arrests relating to alcohol, which included both underage
drinking and open containers on the beach.
One of the 17 arrests involved a juvenile.
According to Tokajer, HBPD officers responded
to 214 calls in February, with Holmes Beach dispatch
fielding 820 calls.
The HBPD also worked 16 traffic crashes in Feb-
ruary. The department issued 66 citations, 42 written
warnings and 77 parking tickets, the report said.
The report said HBPD officers also offered assis-
tance to other agencies. They worked with BBPD five


times, assisted Manatee County Sheriff's Office seven
times and 39 times helped West Manatee Fire Rescue
and EMS.
There were 10 noise complaints in Holmes Beach
in February. In three instances, HBPD found city noise
ordinance violations "any sound in quantities that
interferes with the enjoyment of life or property" or,
as Tokajer puts it, "any sound that annoys or disturbs
someone.
The ordinance prohibits noise exceeding 65 deci-
bels 10 p.m.-7a.m. However, the Holmes Beach City
Commission will consider lowering that to 40 deci-
bels at its March 12 meeting at city hall, 5801 Marina
Drive.

Security and safety
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer is
focusing on warning residents to not to leave their
valuables in parked cars in a safety report released
for March.
He said there was an increase in vehicle thefts
in 2013 in the city and three of the five cars that
were stolen in Holmes Beach had keys left inside
the vehicle.
Tokajer recommends locking all vehicles and
hiding valuables when leaving a parked car.
He said that leaving valuables and keys in plain
site for passersby makes "you an easy target of
opportunity."
HBPD officers also are promoting several
safety tips in March including safe bicycling and
golf cart operation and parking violations. Infor-
mation on those topics is available online at www.
holmesbeachfl.org/Cities/COHB/documents.asp
And Tokajer encouraged Florida residents to
register emergency contact information at toin-
formfamiliesfirst.org for emergencies. TIFF allows
motorists to register contact names and informa-
tion that are accessible only by law enforcement
through driver's licenses.


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Is it fake or Florida?
Ever feel like you're running on a quirky d6jA vu
treadmill?
Maybe you also find some events, places, actions
or conversations too familiar. So it goes the past few
weeks, with annual events renewed and restaged.
There's the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival,
Heritage Days, SpringFest and numerous gallery open-
ings and other gatherings that happen year to year. They
occur mostly in tourist season because, frankly, they
wouldn't be as successful in the summer or fall.
As we live and grow here, we embrace these things
that add up to a busy season. Some of them may increase
the traffic, but surely most folks don't want to forego
the enjoyment for a brief inconvenience.
This three-day weekend of March 14-16 promises
nonstop things to do on Anna Maria Island.
Just for starters, there are several Friday grand
openings and a chamber of commerce ribbon-cutting
on the calendar.
Saturday brings us the 21st annual Tour of Homes
to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
which will likely kick off renewed complaints about
congestion from the heartiest of island fusspots.
Coming Sunday, the annual St. Patrick's Beach
Bistro Parade and only by chance and the calendar
does it fall on a different weekend than Springfest.
This fun-packed Irish celebration of come-one,
come-all participants takes us only a short 20 blocks
from Holmes Beach City Hall at 58th Street to 78th
Street. It's loud and fast and decidedly Irish, calling for
the traditional "wearing of the green," plenty of blarney
and leprechauns.
Just to warm you up, we found this charmer online
among a list of top 10 Irish jokes:
"Paddy and Sean are walking in the parade and
Paddy's got a bag of doughnuts in his hand. Paddy says
to Sean, 'If you can guess how many doughnuts are in
my bag, you can have them both.'"
This must be the "highly fun season."
And under the heading of highly unpredictable,
there was the never before seen antics of a troubled
youth a runaway in a stolen truck last week.
He looped the island from Cortez Road to Manatee
Avenue, back to the mainland only to come to a stop back
on the Cortez Bridge with 23 crashes in his wake.
It was a wild ride of epic proportions. And more so
than TripAdvisor naming AMI the No. 3 island destina-
tion, it will be much talked about.
We're soooooo likely to hear about it on Seth
Meyers' late-night "Fake or Florida" game show.
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Putting a dent in traffic
It's good to see that government officials are dis-
cussing the traffic problems on Anna Maria Island,
as reported in The Islander Feb. 26 edition.
Some of the ideas being floated, such as shuttle
bus service from the mainland, have some potential
to reduce traffic.
But other suggested solutions, such as a parking
garage at the Manatee Public Beach, would prob-
ably make the problem worse. Aside from a structure
that would be totally out of character with the island,
the creation of more parking spaces may only attract
more cars.
One thing missing from this discussion seems to
be any desire for facing up to the root causes of the
problem.
Every time I see a house demolished on the
island, I seen a bigger one built to replace it.
Bigger houses = more beds = more cars.
Putting restrictions on what people can do with
their property is obviously controversial. But until
we control the island's capacity, we are going to see
more cars. And government officials will be reduced
to working around the margins to try to put a slight
dent in traffic jams.
Paul Ferber, Bradenton Beach

Paying it forward
Animal Network held another successful fund-
raiser yard sale Feb. 15. Susan Thomas, owner of
Giving Back, a store that gives proceeds to nonprof-
its, generously matched the amount of money raised
at the yard sale with the goal to fund a heartworm
medication program that helps save the lives of
rescue dogs.
The shop, Giving Back, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, helps many local groups with fund-
ing. We invite you to visit the store and consider


donating gently-used or new items so Thomas can
continue "giving back."
We are so grateful to Susan and her family.
Mary, Rod and Chris Jordan, Animal Network

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Classic coastal cinema:
TMC to show film
A landing strip on Holmes Beach?
Yes, once upon a time.
As a pilot, I landed here more than 50 times
during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The 1,900-
foot runway was located where the Holmes Beach
City Hall, baseball field and library stand.
At the end of World War II, Jack Holmes
Sr., a developer with a dream, created a 600-acre
community in the center of the island.
In 1948, an airstrip for small planes was built
as a landing strip for the making of the movie
"On an Island With You" starring Esther Wil-
liams and Peter Lawford and others.
The movie was partially shot on Anna Maria
Island, considered the perfect setting for spec-
tacular sunsets, tropical breezes, stars and, oh
yes, romance.
MGM brought Williams, Lawford, Ricardo
Montalban, Jimmy Durante and Cyd Charisse
to Florida's "Island in the Sun" Anna Maria
Island for the film about "a beautiful movie
star" who "travels to Hawaii and finds romance
in this South Seas musical."
There are some marvelous numbers in the
film, including by Jimmy Durante and Xavier
Cugat.
Williams bought property here, although it is
not known if she ever lived on the island.
In 1970, an airplane accident signaled
doom for the grassy airstrip. Despite a
"Save Our Airport" campaign, it closed down in
1973.
Turner Classic Movies will show "On an
Island with You" at 6 p.m. March 18.
Watch the movie. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Former Bradenton Beach officials Bob Welch
and code enforcement officer Dawn Betts, along with
developer David Teitelbaum and resident Ron Ocker-
man, sued Vice Mayor Anna O'Brien, Commissioner
Lisa Marie Phillips and board of adjustment chair
Ken Lohn for alleged false statements made against
them during a February city meeting.
Jeff Van Hoose, owner of Island Marine on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria, lowered his asking price for
the property $500,000 to $2 million as city commis-
sioners sought to buy the property. The city planned
to get help from the Florida Trust for Public Lands,
but Van Hoose and commissioners were at odds over
a $2,000 appraisal. A vote to accept the price and pay
for the appraisal failed.
Dan Sack and Ray Alexander of MarSac Com-
munications met with city officials on a proposal for
a cell tower at Galati Marine, 900 S. Bay Boulevard.
A problem was that MarSac proposed a 150-foot-high
tower, but the city ordinance limited cell towers to
37 feet in height. The city building official indicated
there were procedures for a variance, but MarSac
never submitted an application.

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Bradenton Beach administrators ready for long haul


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
With the tumultuous period of restructuring city
hall at an end, new Bradenton Beach city clerk Jamie
Anderson and treasurer Sheila Dalton are happy to
focus on the tasks ahead.
As Dalton and Anderson were undergoing the
hiring process, Mayor Bill Shearon and his commis-
sion were busy with the prospect of terminating city
hall staff and starting from scratch.
The administration backed off that proposal in
mid-February and Shearon retained the services of cur-
rent deputy clerks Tammy Johnson and Audra Lanzaro
on learning that acting city clerk Karen Cervetto had
resigned in January.
The city intended to keep an administrative assis-
tant for the city clerk and treasurer. However, the
departure of Cervetto and the confidence expressed
by Shearon in Johnson and Lanzaro eliminated the
need to go forward with the restructuring.
Anderson was the first to arrive in early February
in the midst of the transition and Dalton arrived a week
later. With city hall stabilized, the pair is now focus-
ing on helping Shearon steer the city out of the mess
faced by Shearon since winning the November 2013
municipal election.
Dalton hails from Ohio, but has been working for
the city of St. Petersburg for the past two years. She
said she is happy to be working in an environment
where finances are more controllable.
"I wanted to be a finance director where I could
see the whole picture," said Dalton. "There are a lot
of different levels of control at a city like St. Pete, and
you are never quite sure who is doing what."
Anderson grew up in Anna Maria, graduated from
Manatee High School and then left 29 years ago for
California, where she served as a city clerk for 22
years.
"I left the island kicking and screaming, swearing
that I would only be gone for four or five years," she
said. "Twenty-nine years later, here I am. That's one
of the reasons why I keep saying, 'I'm just happy to
be here.'"
Anderson, who owns property on Longboat Key,
has been coming back to the area for vacations for the
past few years.
"It's changed a lot since I was here," she said. "It's
very busy everywhere for a small town."
Anderson said staying busy is a good thing and
newcomer Dalton agreed.
"It's a great town," she said. "The people are


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friendly. I haven't had the chance to really relax and
check out the area yet, but it's something I am looking
forward to. I'm a fan of live music and I'm looking
forward to getting to know the bands."
She said despite her newness, "I could get quite
comfortable here and can definitely see myself eventu-
ally retiring from here."
Anderson said the "friendly people" of Anna Maria
Island is one thing that has stayed consistent during her
long absence.
Shearon's decision to add a new position to the city
is in line with the recommendation of the city auditor,
who cited it as a deficiency to have one department
head serving as both city clerk and treasurer.
It is an added financial burden for a city that strug-
gles with its budget, but Shearon previously said he
would "bite the bullet."
Anderson said that in most states, including Cali-
fornia, cities are getting away from the one-depart-
ment-head-rules all philosophy.
"The main reason is because it's just too big of a
job for one person," said Anderson. "Finances require
full-time attention, as does administrative duties. They
are two very big and very separate responsibilities. A
lot of times when a city combines them, one gets lost
because of the other."
Dalton agreed, saying it's the best way to run a city
efficiently, and things at city hall are quickly moving
in that direction.
"It's all going very well," she said. "The biggest
thing for me is that there is a team atmosphere here.
We all seem to like being around each other, so it cre-


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ates an environment for the better. My main goal is to
make sure the commissioners are informed about the
finances every step of the way. "
Anderson and Dalton noted that Shearon is a
hands-on mayor, present every day.
"It seems we all have the same goals from city staff
to the commissioners to the mayor. There are things we
want to accomplish and we are going to accomplish
them," Dalton said.
Anderson said that overall the city is in good
shape.
"There are some internal things, such as equipment
and software that need updating, but I haven't seen
anything that I would consider a big concern going
forward," she said.



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Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon
announced at the March 6 city meeting that Waste
Pro has moved forward with a new contract provi-
sion to notify city residents when service will be
cut off for non-payment.
Shearon said he received a notice. So did just
about every commissioner on the dais and many
city residents.
The mayor said Waste Pro made a billing
error, or in this case, a lack of a billing entry.
"Waste Pro forgot to send some bills out,"
said Shearon. "Nobody will be shut off, but it's
one heck of a mess. It also has us wondering if
so many people didn't get a bill, if the city didn't
get its share of the franchise fee. It's something
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Holmes Beach commission noses into noise ordinance


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Do you speak louder outdoors than you would in
your living room? When listening to music around the
pool, is the volume turned up higher?
If so, you could face up to $500 in fines, based on
a proposed Holmes Beach noise ordinance.
Holmes Beach commissioners are considering a
noise ordinance that they believe will simplify enforce-
ment, provide residents with sounder sleep and better
accommodate commercial businesses.
"You guys worked really hard on this ordinance,"
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth told city staff during
the Feb. 27 work session. "I've delved into this very
thoroughly, and I'm happy to see a little old, a little
new and a little of the same."
The new ordinance would allow two different
sound limits in the city, 60 decibels 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
and 40 decibels 10 p.m.-7 a.m. Sixty decibels equates
to the murmur of normal conversation, while 40 deci-
bels compares to the sound of a babbling stream or a
mosquito buzzing near the ear.
"I like the idea of 40 decibels because when you're
inside at night with your windows open, you don't
want to hear this sort of loud ambient noise from a
neighbor," Titsworth said.


Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said the
noise ordinance can be applied to air conditioners, pool
pumps and generators, which he said will have to be
turned down or shut off during the night if the sound
exceeds the noise limits and a neighbor complains,
although he said complaints of that nature are rare.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino said he wouldn't
approve an ordinance that would require people to go
out and buy new air conditioning systems, but Toka-
jer said most up-to-date air conditioning units operate
under the limit.
The sound limits in the ordinance also are lower
than nearby communities.
Currently the city of Bradenton Beach allows for
75 decibels in the business district and along Bridge
Street until 2 a.m., and permits 55 decibels 2 a.m.-7
a.m.
Bradenton Beach's residential neighborhoods have
a 24-hour tolerable sound level of 65 decibels, accord-
ing to Bradenton Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Titsworth said 65 decibels also is the countywide
standard.
While new noise limits proposed for Holmes
Beach seem low in comparison, Tokajer said his offi-
cers would address day and night noise complaints
differently.


In the daytime, the decibel level would be read
from the source of the noise. At night, HBPD officers
would conduct a noise analysis from the source of the
complaint.
People who violate the ordinance would first
receive a warning. A second violation within 356 days,
would result in a civil citation and a $250 fine. The fine
for a third violation within a year would be $500, and
the fourth violation would be $500 and a mandatory
court appearance.
There also are plenty of exemptions from the
ordinance, including emergency vehicles. The sound
of church bells and sporting events also are exempt
8 a.m.-10 p.m. Operating lawn-care equipment such
as lawn mowers, blowers and power tools, would be
allowed 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Trash and recycling collection vehicles also are
exempt from the ordinance 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and con-
struction can take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Bradenton Beach may soon follow suit. Special
said the city has been hashing out an ordinance for
months.
Holmes Beach commissioners will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11, for a hearing and first reading of
the proposed ordinance.


BB noise ordinance moves to final 'hearing' March 20


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Din, hubbub, clamor, racket, uproar, hullabaloo.
You could get a headache from all the noise.
With the majority of comments supporting com-
promises made throughout several planning and zoning
board meetings on a new Bradenton Beach noise ordi-
nance, city commissioners took up the issue for the
first time at a March 6 meeting.
The proposed ordinance was previously dissected
in three P&Z meetings and commissioners took their
turn to make additional changes before a final hearing
and vote March 20.
City planner Alan Garrett presented the ordi-
nance to commissioners, highlighting the key points
addressed during public input at the P&Z meetings.
"We started by opening to the audience and the
majority of issues from the public were entertainment
and hours of entertainment," said Garrett.
As such, the ordinance defines indoor and outdoor
entertainment and limits live entertainment to specific
hours. The ordinance would restrict outdoor entertain-
ment to the hours of 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Indoor entertainment would be allowed to continue
until 1 a.m. and, with a special exception approved by
the commission, beyond that time frame.
From 7-10 p.m. in the city's commercial zone, the
ordinance outlines a maximum of 75 decibels with a
decreasing increment of 10 decibels 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
and again 2-5 a.m.
While public comment has been largely in favor
of the proposed decibel levels, Tjet Martin said 75 was
too high for the 7-10 p.m. time frame.



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"I've been a resident for going on 19 years and
when we moved here it was pretty quiet," said Martin.
"All that changed a couple of years ago."
Martin said paintings on the wall vibrate from live
music played almost two blocks away and asked the
commission to consider lowering the decibel maxi-
mum to 65 in the evening.
Musician David Martin said it's his livelihood that
is at stake and asked the commission to consider that
it's not only music contributing to the decibel levels.
"There are times when the decibel level gets to
the point of being noise, but what I do is not noise,"
he said. "The more people that come into the bar, the
decibel level goes up. It's something that you should
consider beyond just the music."
Tracy Kirk was yet another resident who stepped
forward in support of live music, saying it's the Bra-
denton Beach nightlife that brought her to the city.
Business owners have supported the proposed
decibel levels, but commissioners wanted more infor-
mation on what 75 decibels sounds like.
After some discussion, Mayor Bill Shearon sug-


gested commissioners at the March 20 meeting should
turn on a radio to the point of 75 decibels for a "hear-
ing."
Commissioners agreed to the experiment and
while providing a consensus to move the ordinance
forward, noted the 7-10 p.m. decibel levels being pro-
posed could be reduced in a final vote.
Indoor entertainment is defined as being inside an
enclosed building. While there was some discussion on
defining an enclosed building during the P&Z process,
a definition was not developed.
Garrett said all businesses would be subject to
decibel enforcement, but agreed to provide a defini-
tion before the final reading.
Other issues discussed were trash pickup and home
maintenance.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh was successful in
ensuring property owners could conduct home main-
tenance on Sundays, if they so choose.
Garrett said he would ensure the changes were
reflected in the ordinance for the final reading at 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, at city hall.


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The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its annual
Penny Flower Show Wednesday, March 19, offering
flower fans an opportunity to vote for favorite arrange-
ments with pennies instead of ballots.
The show will take place 1-3 p.m. at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Club members encourage public participation in
the event, at which the floral designers receive ribbons
for placing first, second and third in various catego-
ries.
This year, the categories include: The Little Mer-
maid Peter Pan, Pinocchio. Snow White, the Man in
the Moon, Tinker Bell and horticulture.
The club's first show took place in December 1953
and featured three types of arrangements.
The club changed the show date to March in 1956
and opened the event to the public as the Penny Flower
Show in 1974.
In addition to the show, there will be baskets raf-
fled, with chances selling for $1 each or six for $5.
Club members also will be selling baked goods.
An invitation for the show, chaired by Ginger
Huhn, said, "Come and enjoy the afternoon, mingling
with the ladies of the garden club and helping to make
the flower show a success. The Anna Maria Garden
Club supports many beautification projects on our
island."
The club meets monthly during the winter
season.
For more information, call club publicist Mary
Manion at 941-778-2607.

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

Palma Sola park hosts
plant sale
An annual spring plant and art sale will take place
Saturday, March 15, at the Palma Sola Botanical Park,
9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton.
The sale will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, call the park office at 941-
792-8719.

Dems to discuss dolphins
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will talk
politics and learn about dolphins over lunch at Manna-
tees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The speaker for the afternoon will be Randall
Wells of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and he
will talk about wild dolphins.
Wells directs the Sarasota Dolphin Research Pro-
gram, the world's longest-running study of a dolphin
population. He began studying bottlenose dolphins in
Sarasota Bay, Florida, as a high school volunteer at
Mote Marine Laboratory in 1970. He has worked with
the Chicago Zoological Society since 1989, where he
is currently a Senior Conservation Scientist, and he
manages Mote Marine Laboratory's Dolphin Research
Program.
The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15.
The program will take place at 11:45 a.m. Monday,
March 17.
For more information, call Bill McGrath at 941-
761-4017.

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Anna Maria Elementary fifth-grader Bella Love won
first place in the Penny Flower ','. ',i' poster contest
sponsored by the local garden club. The show is
Wednesday, March 19, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Natural history topic for
LBK group
The Longboat Key Historical Society will explore
the importance of place and Florida's natural history
during a program Thursday, March 20.
The group, meeting at 7 p.m. at Christ Church
of Longboat Key, will hear from Jeff Rodgers of the
South Florida Museum/Bishop Planetarium.
Rodger's lecture is titled, "Place Matters: You can't
do history without natural history. A look at Florida's
natural history."
The church is at 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat key.
For more information, call Shirley Beachum at 941
383-1598.
Tech time at Island Library
Web browsing and security are two topics for a
lesson in computing basics at the Island Library Tues-
day, March 18.
Also, the library will host a lesson on using the
iPad Tuesday, March 25.
Both programs will take place at 2 p.m. at the
branch, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.
Rained out Oldies Beach
Dance rescheduled
Concerns about rain damaging blue suede shoes -
or lightning striking twisters led to the rescheduling
of the Oldies Beach Dance benefiting the Anna Maria
Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra.
The event, featuring the Gulf Drive Band and Koko
Ray, was moved from March 6 to Thursday, March 13.
It will take place 3-5 p.m. Thursday, at the Sandbar
Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will benefit
the island orchestra.
Scheduled performers include Bil Bowdish, Ted
Young and Koko Ray.
AMICCO promised a danceable mix of oldies.
Tickets are $8 in advance and available at the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, or by calling Nancy Ambrose at 941-
799-2181.
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Shamrock sales boost
homeless animal rescues
Local businesses are selling shamrocks this month
to raise money to rescue homeless pets before they are
killed at the Manatee County Animal Services Shel-
ter.
The animals more likely to be Florida brown
dogs, Heinz-57 varieties and pit-mixes than Irish wolf-
hounds are being rescued by Moonracer No Kill
Animal Rescue and Forget Me Not Animal Rescue.
L\ ly week, there are several dogs and cats placed
on the kill list ... for a variety of reasons, including
treatable skin conditions and heartworms or lack of
space at the shelter," Lisa Williams of Moonracer
said.
Williams, who often takes the "hard cases" and
those most at risk on the kill list, also is the office
manager at The Islander newspaper. "If not for the
efforts of rescues, many of these pets and most
were family pets would not be alive. Their only
crime is that they became homeless, but too many are
senselessly killed every week," she said.
Stephanie Kelly of Forget Me Not said the rescuers
pull animals "from the shelter, rehabilitate them, take
care of their medical needs and network to find them


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embedded in his neck is heeled and ready for a
forever home. He is a Moonracer No Kill Animal
Rescue foster. For adoption, more information or to
help Moonracer, call 941-896-6701.

forever homes."
To support the rescue work, local businesses are
selling shamrocks throughout March.
Participating businesses include:
Holmes Beach: Island Fitness, 5317 Gulf Drive;
Paradise Bagel and Cafe, 3210 E. Bay Drive; Island
Mail and More, 3230 E. Bay Drive; Island Coffee
Haus, 5350 Gulf Drive; The Paw Spa, 5343 Gulf
Drive; Island Animal Clinic, 5343 Gulf Drive.
Anna Maria: Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave.
Bradenton: Perks for Pets, 6745 Manatee Ave.
W.; the UPS Store, 4501 Manatee Ave. W.
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People and their four-legged best friends are
invited to tour the De Soto National Memorial and
celebrate Dog Days at the Bradenton park.
The event will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,
March 15, at the memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial
Highway, Bradenton.
The event will feature local organizations and a

Pirates collecting purses
The island's band of pirates is looking to repurpose
purses to raise money at an upcoming thieves market
in Bradenton Beach.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers, instead of plun-
dering for riches, are asking people to donate unused
or unwanted purses.
AMIP will be selling the donated purchases at the
thieves market set to take place Saturday, April 12, at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
The market will close out the season, and take
place 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, email Lisa "Lash" Ritchey
at lmritchey@yahoo.com.
Library hosts lecture on
endangered species
The Friends of the Island Library will host Melissa
Nell lecturing on endangered species at 2 p.m. Friday,
March 14, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Nell works for the Manatee County Parks and Nat-
ural Resources Department. The title of her lecture is
"Rarely Seen."
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
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and healthy dog visits to the park."
Another event on the calendar:
Five Centuries of Florida History, featuring re-
enactments, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
For more information, call the park at 941-792-
0458.

Center prepares to
welcome spring 'campers'
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
host a day camp for children when local schools go
on spring break.
The center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will
hold camp sessions 7 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24-31 for
children in kindergarten through fifth-grade.
Enrollment will cost $20-$30 per day depending
on the activity planned or $100 for the week.
Activities include trips to the Lowry Park Zoo,
the Florida Aquarium and Chuck E. Cheese, as well
as movies.
Children should bring packed lunches.
They may also want to bring money for field
trips.
For more information or to reserve space, call Aris
Thompson at 941-778-1907, ext. 9207.
The center also will host a camp for children in
grades 6-8.
The cost per day ranges from $20-$40 depending
on activities planned.
Campers will watch movies, go b< \ l iin., visit the
Florida Aquarium and also play at TreeUmph.
Teen camp will run 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
There will be no session Monday, March 31.
For more information, call Ryan Hogan at 941-
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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.

Thursday, March 13
1 p.m. St. Bernard St. Bernard Council of Catholic Women
"Wearing of the Green" card and game party, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.
2 p.m. -A talk on herbal supplements takes place at the Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
6341.
3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
Oldies Dance Party, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.
7:38 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, March 14
2 p.m. County conservationists Melissa Nell talks about
endangered species at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Holmes Beach Artwalk, various locations,
downtown Holmes Beach, Marina and Gulf drives. Information: 941-
778-6694.
5:30-7:30 p.m. -Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island reception
with Sue Lynn Cotton, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. AGAMI also is cutting the ribbon on its remodeled gallery
and celebrating a 25th anniversary. Information: 941-778-6694.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, reception and exhibition for painter Don Pulver. Information:
941-778-6648.
5:30-8 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League reception for
Recycled Art and a watercolor demonstration by Rob Reiber, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-704-3708.
6-8 p.m. Reception for Diane Wiseman Linscott's "Passing
Thoughts" art exhibit, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1906.
7:30 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church concert with
Paul Todd Sr. and Paul Todd Jr., 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 941-778-0414.


7:39 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, March 15
10:30 a.m. Island Gallery West demonstration with Bar-
bara Hines, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
6648.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1908.
7:39 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, March 16
4 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade, presented by Beach Bistro
and Eat Here, beginning at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina
Drive, traveling north to 78th Street. Information: 941-778-6444.
5 p.m. Post-St. Patrick's Day Parade party, with live music,
Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-2501.
7:40 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, March 17
7:40 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, March 18
2 p.m. Computing class, Island Library, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
7:41 p.m. Official sunset time.
8 p.m. Island Players performance, "Mama Won't Fly," ben-
efit forAmerican Cancer Society, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-2181.

Wednesday, March 19
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park-Coquina
Beach Arts and Crafts Festival, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-518-4431.
1-3 p.m. -Anna Maria Garden Club annual Penny Flower
Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
7:41 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off-island
Wednesday, March 12
Noon Off Stage Ladies luncheon, Mannatees Sports Grill,
7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Reservations
required. Information: 941-779-2181.
7:30-Album release party for Das Funk Haus, Eat Here, 1888
Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-807-6484.


Welcome to Seussville
The Island Library recently
hosted a Dr. Seuss birthday
celebration. Youth librarian
Misty Wright, dressed as the
Cat in the Hat, organized the
event March 1 at the branch,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Participants shared
books, made crafts and sam-
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Seuss-like cupcakes prepared
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Island City Fest organizers announced a
number of local favorites will be performing at
the two-day event in April.
Entertainment scheduled for 5-10 p.m. Friday,
April 11, includes emcee and singer-songwriter
Mike Sales, Renegade and Scott's Garage.
The entertainment on Saturday, April 12,
includes emcee Chris Grumley, Can't Turn Left,
Jesse Sliger, Mike Sales and Restless Natives,
Koko Ray and the Keepers and Shotgun Justice.
The hours will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
The festival, presented by the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, will take place at
Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.


Friday, March 14
6 p.m. Music in the Park with Scott Blum and friends, Riv-
erwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.

Saturday, March 15
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Palma Sola Botanical Park annual spring plant
and art sale, 9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-
8719.

Monday, March 17
11:45 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Democratic Club luncheon and
meeting with Randall Wells of Mote Marine Laboratory, Mannatees
Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-761-4017.

Coming up
*April 5, Bradenton Marauders' first home game, Bradenton.
April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day,
countywide.
April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bra-
denton Beach.
*April 12,An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, Anna Maria.

Save the date
April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

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Calendar of ongoing events, activities


Through...
March 24-31, Anna Maria Island Community Center day camp
for kids, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information:
941-778-1908.
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 Easter, Lenten Soup Suppers, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
1813.
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,


Behind 'Like Moonlight at Low Tide'
Nicole Quigley, an Anna Maria Island native, speaks
about her novel, "Like Moonlight at Low Tide,"
during the Gulf Coast Writers'meeting March 5
at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Quigley's novel, set on the island, earned the
2013 Carol Award for best young adult Christian fic-
tion. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

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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., startalk, 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 Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
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.


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Island Gallery West artist Barbara Hines works on
a sketch of a live model. The Holmes Beach resident
will lead a demonstration at the gallery Saturday,
March 15. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

IGW presents painting demo
Island Gallery West will host artist Barbara Hines
offering instruction in painting using a live model.
The free demonstration will take place at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the gallery, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call IGW at 941-778-
6648.


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.
Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202.
Editor's note: Events are subject to change when there is a
holiday.
Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates
to schedules, to calendar@islander.org.



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In the spotlight
By Nicole Quigley, guest theater writer

Director Woodland
develops classroom
into stage drama
If traffic on Gulf Drive is any indication, island
residents and their visitors know a thing or two about
taking a cross-country family road trip.
Just such an adventure sets the stage for the next
Island Players production, "Mama Won't Fly," a
comedy about a woman racing against the clock to
get her feisty mother from Alabama to California in
time for her brother's wedding.
But, as the title goes, mama won't fly.
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and
Jamie Wooten, the play unfolds every conceivable
and inconceivable mishap in grand vaudeville style.
Director Kelly Wynn Woodland promises to make
it "a fun night out."
Woodland recently took a break from her eve-
ning rehearsal schedule to visit with The Islander. A
fifth-generation Floridian wearing skinny jeans and
an easy smile, Woodland is used to the hustle and
pressure that accompanies theater life. She teaches
eighth-grade English literature at Lincoln Middle
School in Palmetto.
"Directing class and directing theater have a lot
in common," Woodland said. L\ .iy teacher should
have a good sense of improvisation and theater, espe-
cially with middle school kids. Because it's all drama
all the time."
Woodland models her directing process much
like a lesson plan.
"You come into it knowing that it's going to be an
organic process. I start with the academic foundation
and then it grows," she said.
Woodland's theater career seemingly follows the
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sing from the University of
South Florida, where she
A' also received her master's
in curriculum instruction,
aWoodland went on to direct
109 productions. Her work
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sued directing because she grew tired of being cast
as the "cute soprano."
"That was boring," she said. "I got tired of being
the ingenue all the time. There's no brain there. I
wanted to do more. I like taking the genius words of
a writer and shining lights on them so everyone can
appreciate the truth that's there."
Shining a light on others is something this direc-
tor does in spades.
"One of the things I'm proudest of is where my
students are," Woodland said. Because I work in
the public school system, and I taught theater at
MCC, I'm very proud of the accomplishments of my
students. I have a number of them who have been
extremely successful."
Among Woodland's former students are Charlie
Barnett, a former Booker High School student who
now stars as Peter Mills on NBC's drama "Chicago
Fire," and Dallas Roberts, who has appeared in "The
Good Wife," \,,Idk7in- Dead" and the Oscar-winner,
"The Dallas Buyers Club."
Perhaps Woodland's favorite actor to work
with, though, is her daughter. "She's definitely one
of the very best actresses in Shakespeare that I've
directed."
Players' actors are no exception to Woodland's
praise.
For "Mama Won't Fly," Woodland sought actors
who would take their performances "all the way to
the wall." She found them in performers like Cathy
Hansel-Edgerton and Laura Morales, both familiar
to island theatergoers.
"(We have) broad actors who are very confident
and over the top onstage," she said. "The relation-
ships are real and touching. The actors do a good job


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cancer society benefit
The Island Players will perform "Mama Won't
Fly" to benefit the American Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network.
The preview will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
March 18, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Seating is general admission, with tickets
priced at $20.
Tickets are not available at the theater box
office. Instead, they can be purchased from Cre-
ations By L, 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
or from organizer Nancy Ambrose.
For more information or tickets, call Ambrose
at 941-799-2181.

of having real connections to each other."
Woodland encourages islanders to share her
enthusiasm and bring their families to the show.
"Community theater is a wonderful thing that
both entertains and educates. It brings the community
together," Woodland said.
As a graduate of Bayshore High School who now
lives in west Bradenton, Woodland has a strong con-
nection not only to the local theater but to the island,
specifically. She counts her summers here among
some of her favorite childhood memories. Her grand-
father lived on the island, and introduced her to the
island's edible plants in the wild.
Woodland added, "This is a very prolific, very
rich artistic area. We're lucky. We're fortunate. I drive
to work over the bridge into the sunset and it's 75
degrees outside. I smile all the way. Rock on."
Performances tickets are $20 will be March
20-April 6 at the playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Show times Tuesday through Saturday are at 8
p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The theater is dark Mon-
days.
The box office is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and one hour before each perfor-
mance.
For ticketing, call 941-778-5755 or go online at
www.theislandplayers.org.
Auditions for the Island Player's next play, "And
the Winner Is," will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23,
at the theater.
Nicole Quigley is the author of an award-winning
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Studio hosts vocalist's 'Passing Thoughts' art exhibit, reception


She's a multi-talented artist, crafting jewelry, sing-
ing classic songs and jazz, and now putting brush to
paper.
Art work by Diane Wiseman Linscott is on exhibit
this month in a show titled "Passing Thoughts" at the
Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria.
The exhibit will remain at the studio, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, through March 26. A reception
hosted by Linscott will take place 6-8 p.m. Friday,
March 14. There will be refreshments and music by
Henry Blackburn and Gene Aubry.
In her notes for the exhibit of encaustic paintings,
Linscott wrote, in part, "In art and music, as in any
discipline besides the arts, exploration leads to the pro-
cess of discovery and realization that all is connected:
Metaphor. Pattern. Each discipline informs the other
and leads me on to yet another medium that becomes
part of the whole.
"Within that perspective it has been my privilege
... to explore many mediums of art that have become

Roser welcomes new Ste-
phen Ministers
Five new Stephen Ministers were
commissioned at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria t
Feb. 23. Stephen Ministers are "-
lay persons trained "to extend the
care of Christ and the Church to
those short and long-term residents
who might benefit from the visits
of a skilled listener and supportive
Christian friend." Pictured are Kay
Beverly, leader, from left, Lorna
Smilde, leader, (C i.i /. Wade,
Jeanette Rothberg, Darlene Head,
Christine Major Hicks and Dee
O 'Brien, Leader. Irene Betancourt
is not pictured. Islander Courtesy
Photo

St. Bernard women got game
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, call the church office at 941-778-
4769.


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and Pine in Anna Maria, where her encaustic
paintings are exhibited in "Passing Thoughts."
Islander Courtesy Photo

parts of the whole. ... Encaustic, painting in wax, is
the best medium to incorporate all the other art forms


Soup is on at Gloria Dei
With the arrival of lent, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church began its season of soup suppers.
The suppers, followed by worship in the church,
will take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. until Easter.
Gloria Dei is at 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call the church at 941-
778-1813.


I explore. Some of the paintings are pure encaustic,
others include transfers of my sketches and paintings,
objects and artifacts I have collected, my photographs,
my digital paintings."
Islanders and seasonal visitors may be more famil-
iar with Linscott's work in music. The vocalist has
been performing a series of concerts titled Jazz Night
at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
Her final Jazz Night of the season with Eddie
Tobin on keyboards, John Lamb on bass and Johnny
Moore on drums will take place at Ginny's and Jane
E's at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23.
"I paint. I sculpt. I photograph. I sing. Therefore
I am. Art, for me, is a way of quieting my mind," said
Linscott in a news release.
For more information about Jazz Night, call Gin-
ny's and Jane's at 941-778-3170.
For more information about the art exhibit, call the
studio at 941-778-1906.


Father, son to perform at Roser
Roser Memorial Community Church will welcome
Paul Todd and son Paul Jr. for an evening of music
- gospels, classical arrangements, Broadway melo-
dies and tunes from the Great American Songbook.
The father plays multiple keyboards simultaneously.
The son plays drums. The concert will take place at
7:30p.m. Friday, March 14, at the church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call the
church office at 941-778-0414.


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Galleries, shops welcome art walkers


The third Holmes Beach ArtWalk of the 2014
season will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March
14, in downtown Holmes Beach.
Participants include:
Restless Natives, 5314 Marina Drive.
Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive.

New art, old materials
showcased at art league
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host a
reception for its "Create Sustainability through Recy-
cled Art" exhibit during the downtown Holmes Beach
ArtWalk.
The reception will take place 5:30-8 p.m. Friday,
March 14, at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.
Also, during the reception, AMIAL will host local
artist Rob Reiber demonstrating watercolor techniques.
Reiber will lead a workshop The Sky's The Limit
- Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25, at AMIAL.
He' 11 be exploring various styles of painting. The cost
to attend will be $45 for both days.
For more, call AMIAL at 941-778-2099.


Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd.
Beach Life AMI, 5337 Gulf Drive.
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive.
Libby's Island Jewelry, 5337 Gulf Drive.
SteamDesigns, 5343 Gulf Drive.
Arts for the Earth, 5345 Gulf Drive.
Fukinsei Art Lab, 5437 Gulf Drive.
Stir it Up, 5306 Holmes Boulevard.
Another art walk will take place in April.
For more information, call the Artists' Guild Gal-
lery at 941-778-6694.

SteamDesigns presents
'Coastal Florida' show
SteamDesigns will present "Coastal Florida" a
series of large-format, black-and-white photographs
by Jason Henthorne during this month's downtown
Holmes Beach ArtWalk
The print shop, graphic design studio, 5342
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will host a reception for
Henthorne 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14.
An announcement from Melissa Williams, studio
owner, said Henthorne is "an international award-win-
ning photographer whose proprietary photo-graphic
techniques capture the intersection of ocean and Earth.
His black-and-white waterscape and landscape images
evoke both calm tranquility and deep emotions."
For more information, call SteamDesigns at 941-
779-9108.
RIGHT: A giclee print of Marlane Wurzbach's blue-
berry painting is displayed at SteamDesigns during
Artwalk Jan. 10 in downtown Holmes Beach.


IGW's featured artist: Don Pulver
Island Gallery West artist Don Pulver's painting of
Taj Mahal. Pulver is the featured artist at IGW in
March. Pulver works in oil and acrylic and paints
a variety of subjects, including jazz scenes and
landscapes. A reception part of the monthly art
walks in downtown Holmes Beach will take place
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at IGW, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call
IGW at 941-778-6648.


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Members of the Artists'Guild of Anna Maria Island gather March 3 at
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, to celebrate the
group's 25th anniversary. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield


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Members of the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island and the Rev. Ed Moss of
the host facility at CrossPointe Fellowship partake March 3 in the nonprofit's
anniversary buffet.


Artists' Guild celebrates 25 years


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
A decadent spread covered a long table in the hall
of CrossPointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach.
Spiral ham sat in between perfectly positioned
slices of cheese. Small pyramids made from mini-
quiches filled silver dishes. Vibrant purple orchids
sat alongside pitchers glistening with the sweat from
water flavored with lemon slices.


"It's food as art," said former Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island president Joan Voyles as she deli-
cately filled her plate.
The large hall easily sat 40-50 members ofAGAMI,
all there to celebrate 25 years of artists networking and
community-building through charitable and cultural
means.
Members were welcomed by AGAMI president
Wendell Graham and invited to browse 25 years of
scrapbook archives.
AGAMI formed in 1989 and was the first orga-
nized nonprofit artists' group on the island.
The group has participated in many activities
around the island, including making its mark on the
landscape through an iconic mural in the Island Shop-


ping Center at Marina and Gulf drives in Holmes
Beach.
AGAMI took over a space in the shopping center
in 1991, and remains there today.
In addition to the March 3 luncheon celebrating
25 years, AGAMI is celebrating its renovated gallery
at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 14.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to officially
reopen the gallery, which coincides with the Holmes
Beach art district's monthly art walk.
The guild will have food and drinks and is featur-
ing artist-illustrator Sue Lynn Cotton.
AGAMI's gallery is at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.


Island-rooted Das Funk Haus
debuts CD on iTunes
Das Funk Haus, a band with local ties, debuts
March 12 on iTunes with "Electric Garden Party."
H.B. Russell, who plays guitar and keyboards and
sings in the band, said it is the first album he's pro-
duced in about 20 years.
Russell's bandmates include Dale DeCola on
drums, Percival Frequency on bass and Juanjamon on
tenor saxophone.
The album recorded in a Clearwater studio -
contains nine original compositions by Russell, who
describes Das Funk Haus' music as "modern psyche-
delic rock."
Russell also works at the Beach Bistro in Holmes
Beach, where he may be better known as the "wine
guy" and his given name, David Klinger.
Before moving to the area, he worked in music
in the Midwest as a musician, disc jockey, recording
engineer and producer. Over the years, he worked with
The Romantics, George Clinton and on albums for the
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52's, Loudhouse and
Ric Ocasek of The Cars.
"This album is a return for me to something that I
feel I will always pursue in one way or another," Rus-
sell said in a news release. "I'm particularly proud of
my production value. I feel it is at par with many great
albums of the past and present."
A release party will be held at the bistro's sister
restaurant, Eat Here, 1888 Main St., Sarasota, at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 12.
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Bradenton Beach man faces multiple felony charges


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 23-year-old Bradenton Beach man faces three
felony charges following a Feb. 27 traffic stop in Bra-
denton.
According to the probable cause affidavit, William
rJohnson was observed by a Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputy trav-
0 eling westbound in the 4300 block of
Cortez Road West.
Johnson passed the deputy trav-
JW eling 55 mph in a 45-mph zone,
Johnson changed lanes and proceeded to tail-
gate the vehicle to his front. Johnson
allegedly changed lanes again and accelerated to 65
mph, at which time the deputy initiated a traffic stop.
According to the report, the deputy observed upon
approaching the vehicle an open beer can in the center
console. When asked for his driver's license, Johnson
produced a Florida identification card, saying he did
not have a license.
The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and
Johnson allegedly failed, at which time he was arrested


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Jan. 27, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, petit theft.
A complaint was filed against a construction crew for
using water from a nearby home to mix cement. The
incident was reported by a neighbor.
Feb. 25, 800 block of North Shore Drive, animal
complaint. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy
responded to a call of loose dogs being aggressive
toward people passing nearby. Animal control was
contacted and the owners were issued a warning.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Feb. 28, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, grand


for misdemeanor DUI and driving on a suspended
license.
A second deputy observed a handgun in the driver's
side door, which turned out to be a loaded .22-caliber
pistol. A single oxycodone pill also was found on the
driver's seat.
Deputies continued to search the vehicle and found
pill bottles in the back seat containing more oxycodone
and alzaprolam.
A backpack inside the vehicle contained 28 oxy-
codone pills, 99 hydrocodone pills, two different
types of methadone pills and four kinds of alzaprolam
pills.
Johnson faces charges of felony drug trafficking,
felony possession of a controlled substance and felony
possession of a concealed weapon on top of the two
misdemeanor charges.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail
and held without bond. As of Islander press time, he
remained in custody.
Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m.
Friday, March 14, at the Manatee County Judicial
Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., in Bradenton.


theft. During the beach renourishment project, some-
one stole a seismograph valued at $9,000 from the
beach. According to the report, an individual monitor-
ing the seismographs from a remote location called to
report significant movement. When someone went to
check on the equipment it was gone. The equipment
weighs about 75 pounds.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
March 3,5800 block of Marina Drive, possession
of drug paraphernalia. A 39-year-old Ruskin man was


arrested on misdemeanor possession of drug parapher-
nalia and possession of marijuana charges. Accord-
ing to the report, a Holmes Beach Police Department
officer initiated a traffic stop. An identification check
revealed the driver had an active warrant out for his
arrest out of Collier County. After he was taken into
custody, a marijuana cigarette and pipe were located
inside his vehicle.
Feb. 16,400 block of Clark Drive, drunk person.
A complainant reported someone walked in front of
her vehicle as she was leaving home for work and
slammed his hands on her hood. Police located the
suspect, who said he had recently arrived at a friend's
house and thought it was one of his friends inside the
vehicle. He admitted he had been drinking and was
advised of public intoxication laws.
Feb. 16, 3800 block of Sixth Avenue, domestic
disturbance. Police responded to a domestic distur-
bance and made contact with two females. They told
police the male suspect had been drinking all night and
was upset. Upon speaking to the suspect, he admitted
he "fell off the wagon," and acknowledged his current
state of intoxication was the cause of the problem.
He returned inside the house to apologize to the two
females, but became belligerent toward them. The
officer advised that the man leave for the night and he
complied.
Feb. 20,3352 E. Bay Drive, Ace Hardware, shop-
lifting. A store employee observed a man attempting
to cut through the security cable of an outside display
of bicycles. The man was using a pocketknife. The
employee confronted the individual at which time he
yelled, "I should have known better," and fled the area
on his own bicycle. The suspect was not found.
Feb. 21, 500 block of 74th Street, criminal mis-
chief. A complainant said someone broke a window
on his vehicle, causing $738 in damages.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra-
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Marcia B. Bouton
Marcia B. Bouton, 95, of Holmes Beach, died
March 1.
There will be no service. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory 43rd St Chapel was in charge
of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at
www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Bouton is survived by a son, two daughters,
three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Beverly J. Ekstrom
Beverly J. Ekstrom, 92, of Holmes Beach, died
March 1.
She is survived by her loving family and many
friends. Florida Direct Cremation and Burial Society
was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn T. Garant
Evelyn T. Garant, 84, died Aug. 22. She was born
in Windsor, Ontario, and her greatest passion was her
family. She lived in Bradenton Beach for more than
20 years.
She and her late husband Raymond were avid
dancers and enjoyed spending time with family and
friends in Florida and Michigan, always near the
water's edge.
She was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 2188
in Bradenton Beach and the American Legion, and was
a parishioner at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March
15, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Mrs. Garant is survived by her daughters, Lynn
and husband Ron, Laurie and husband Doug, Luanne,
and Lana and husband Chris; and grandchildren Julie,
Raymond, Samantha, Brittany, Andrew and Bradley.

Edward A. Morin
Edward A. Morin, 80, of Northampton, Mass.,
and Bradenton, a winter resident of Anna Maria Island
since 2000, died Feb. 26. He was born Aug. 5, 1933,
in Northampton, Mass., to the late Arthur J. and Agnes


(Lamica) Morin.
Mr. Morin attended the former Annunciation
School in Florence, Mass., graduating from Northamp-
ton High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army
1951-53. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War,
attaining the rank of sergeant and earning the Combat
Infantry Badge.
Mr. Morin began a 40-year career in banking at
the former Northampton National Bank, attending
schools of finance and trust at the School of Banking
at Williams College, and the University of Chicago. He
became chief financial officer at the Florence Savings
Bank in 1978, was appointed president in 1986 and
retired in 1995.
Mr. Morin was a life member of the Elks, a member
of the VFW, American Legion, Korean War Veterans'
Association and the 7th Infantry Division Association.
He served for many years on the finance committee of
the former Sacred Heart Church in Northampton, where
he also was a lector and sang in the choir. He served as
treasurer of the Northampton Forbes Library for more
than 20 years and was a member of the Northampton
Retirement Board for 21 years.
In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his
wife and friends. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots
fan. He also enjoyed golf, singing in his church choir
and reading.
He especially enjoyed a "Korea Revisit" program
trip and also joined veterans and spouses on a trip to
Washington, D.C., visiting war memorials.
Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Friday, March
14, at Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Church, 2850
75th St W, Bradenton. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes
& Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in
charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to
Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online
at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Morin is survived by his wife of 56 years,
Rose-Marie (Kirouac); sons Peter of Bristol, Conn.,
David and wife Susan of Ipswich, Mass., and Scott of
Northampton, Mass.; daughter Cam and husband Mike
Kelly of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren Sean, Ryan Dana,
Marc and Andrea; brothers Bernard A. and wife Bar-
bara of Charlottesville, Va., and Pierre and wife Sue
Shea of Savannah, Ga.; sister Joy Tudryn of Hadley.


THE ISLANDER U MARCH 12, 2014 U 21-A

SAO declines charges in
EMS rape case
By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
The 12th Judicial State Attorney's Office has
declined to file sexual battery charges against a
39-year-old paramedic accused of raping his partner
in December, due to a lack of evidence.
The incident allegedly occurred in Holmes Beach
July 5, 2013, at the West Manatee Fire District Station,
6001 Marina Drive, where the Manatee County Emer-
gency Medical Services co-workers were assigned as
partners on an overnight shift.
The woman, 23, filed a formal report to the Mana-
tee County Human Resources Department Aug. 14,
2013, alleging the suspect entered her bunk while she
was trying to sleep and choked and raped her. The two
had not previously worked together.
Courtney Hollen, the assistant state attorney
assigned to the case, said she decided to take no action
because she believed the state would not be able to
prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the man com-
mitted sexual battery On Feb. 28, she issued an inter-
departmental memorandum declining further action.
"Even with the victim's cooperation, there were
no witnesses, no injuries, no excited utterances and no
admission from the defendant. Therefore, the charge
will be declined," Hollen wrote in the memo.
The man allegedly admitted to having sex with the
woman, but said it was consensual. He also said in the
report that the woman became upset the next morning
when he didn't ask for her phone number.
Law enforcement officials interviewed the wom-
an's regular paramedic partner, who stated he believed
the sex was consensual based on some of the statements
the woman made, according to Hollen's memo.
The accused was dismissed from EMS in Septem-
ber with a stipulation that he could not be rehired for
three years, according to the county human resources
department. He had worked for the county for more
than five years.
He was first put on a six-week unpaid suspension,
then terminated for sexual harassment, according to
officials.
The woman is still employed with Manatee County,
according to Teresa Kersey, of the human resources
department.


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FCAT era nears its end


Students across the state are sharpening their No.
2 pencils and readying for intense focus.
Spring means standardized tests, and this year the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test will be used
for the final time. Students at Anna Maria Elementary
are going through practice tests, including kindergart-
ners, who will take a standardized test for the first
time.
"It's always been an option for schools to test kin-
dergartners, but in my 18 years at Anna Maria we've
never tested the kindergartners," said guidance coun-
selor Cindi Harrison.
Unlike the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, the K-2
students will not take the FCAT, but rather the Stanford
10. Harrison said the test is a standardized achievement
exam, testing relative norms of the students rather than
just the number of right and wrong answers.
A student's score on the FCAT is measured by the
number of right answers; scores on the Stanford 10
are assessed in percentiles based on right and wrong
answers.
Harrison explained the Stanford 10 has material
beyond the student's grade level to gauge how well
students do compared to the whole, as opposed to how
many correct answers they provide independently.
While the Stanford 10 is not likely the replacement
test for the FCAT, Harrison said the test scores from
this year will offer teachers and administers insight.

AME calendar
5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, PTO-sponsored
dinner by Mr. Bones BBQ in cafeteria.
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, fifth-grade play,
AME auditorium.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, PTO
family sports day, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Holmes Beach.
9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 20, fire drill.
Thursday, March 20, third-, fourth- and
fifth-grade bird-watching 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.
Tuesday, April 1, picture day.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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The Florida Department of Education adopted the
Common Core Initiative in 2010 and the program was
fully adopted for the 2013-14 school year.
"The Stanford 10 is aligned with the Common
Core, which was fully implemented this year. It will
be a good measure of how we're doing with our new
instruction," Harrison said.
The district already owns the software to score
the tests, and results should be in before the end of the
school year.
"We anticipate our kids will do well," Harrison
said.
However helpful test results from the Stanford 10
may be in measuring new Common Core instruction,
teachers and administrators remain in the dark regard-
ing next year's testing. The FCAT has been controver-
sial over the years partly because of the related teacher
performance evaluations.
"The formula is so complex and it's created a lot
of controversy," said Harrison.
Harrison explained each third-, fourth- and fifth-
grade student is assigned a VAM score value added
measurement to gauge a student's learning gains.
This score contributes to the teacher's performance
rating.
The retirement of the FCAT has not eliminated
the controversy, but rather created new controversy.
The replacement test also will be used to calculate a
teacher's performance.
"There's still going to be a teacher-performance
evaluation on the new test, but we don't even know
what it is yet," Harrison said.

PTO presents sports day
Put on your game face and prepare for challenges.
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher
Organization is organizing a family sports day at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 15.
There will be kickball games at 10:30 a.m. and
11:30 a.m., as well as relay races, volleyball, tug-of-
war contests and corn hole challenges.
Hot dogs, hamburgers and snow cones will be
offered.
The PTO is seeking canopies or tailgating tents
to be used at the event. People with a favorite family
game also are welcome to bring it to the event or sug-
gest it to the PTO.
For more information, call PTO president Monica
Simpson at 941-962-2823.


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Anna Maria Elementary School students are
gearing up for standardized testing in April and
May, and school staff is searching for volun-
teers.
Each classroom of testing students requires
one teacher and one test proctor.
Test dates for the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade
FCAT are April 14-25. Students K-2 will take the
Stanford 10 test May 5-15.
Parents or community members interested in
volunteering will be trained by guidance counselor
Cindi Harrison and sign security papers.
For more information, contact Harrison at
941-708-5525 extension 2036.




Thursday, March 13
Breakfast: Biscuit and Chicken Patty.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders with Breadstick, Meatball Sub, Chef
Salad with Egg, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Cucumber Slices with Dip, Sliced Pears.
Friday, March 14
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes.
Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Beef Sandwich, Italian Salad,
Steamed Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Strawberries.
Monday, March 17
Breakfast: Pizza.
Lunch: Shepherd's Pie, Roll, Breaded Chicken Sandwich,
Chef Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salad, Blimey
Applesauce, Shamrock Cookie.
Tuesday, March 18
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit.
Lunch: Corn Dogs, Fried Chicken, Biscuit, Vegetarian Garden
Salad with Egg, Baked Vegetarian Beans,
Fresh Veggie Cup, Pineapple Tidbits.
Wednesday, March 19
Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese or Egg and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Chicken Quesadilla,
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad, Baked Cinnamon Sweet
Potato Fries, Cucumber Slices with Dip, Sliced Peaches.
Thursday, March 20
Breakfast: Sausage Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Lasagna Rolls, Chef Salad,
Steamed Garlic and Herb Green Beans, Baby Carrots,
Fresh Fruit Cup, Birthday Ice Cream Cup.
Friday, March 21
Breakfast: Pancake on Stick.
Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty Sandwich, Chicken
Caesar Salad, Steamed Corn, Fresh Veggie Cup,
Tangerine Wedges.
Monday, March 24-31, no school, spring break.


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zuto are inviting islanders to their grand-opening
party for Amanda Richards Salon. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

You're invited to celebrate
salon opening
Amanda Richards Salon, 6709 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, will hold its grand opening 6-9 p.m. Friday,
March 14. The public is invited to attend.
The opening will feature refreshments, including
a selection of wines, entertainment and music, give-
aways and door prizes.
Salon owners Amanda Goetz and Richard Pizzuto
are offering customers in an Islander newspaper
coupon a 20 percent discount through April 26.
For more information, call 941-896-3902.

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to their new office at 6000 Marina Drive, Suite 105.
Hardin, Pratt & Ball, PA., Law Offices at the same
location also is taking part in the reception.
Premier broker Laurie Mock says her passion for
architecture and design led her to real estate. Her entre-
preneurial drive led her to open Premier in 2013.
She believes her education, work experience and
passion for real estate will enhance the buying and
selling process for her clients.
She and husband Bob say they are "very blessed"
to live and work on Anna Maria Island.
Benjamin W. Hardin Jr. graduated from Florida
State University in 1982 with a degree in business
finance. He graduated cum laude from Mercer Uni-
versity Law School in 1985.
In 1994, he formed Hardin, Pratt & Ball in Lake-
land. The firm handles real estate transactions, includ-
ing residential and commercial closings and the sale
and purchase of businesses. Hardin recently expanded
to the location with Premier.

Chamber offers network opp
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12, at St. Stephen's Episcopal
School, 315 41st St. W., Bradenton.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
required.
Chamber members are encouraged to bring poten-
tial members as guests.
To make a reservation or for more information,
call 941-778-1541.


Hall-of-fame golfer
Tony Jacklin and
wife Astrid cel-
ebrate their 25th
wedding anniver-
sary by renewing
their vows at the
Beach Bistro, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Islander
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Famed golfer renews vows
Tony Jacklin, a member of the World Golf Hall of
Fame and a Bradenton resident, recently renewed his
marriage vows with wife Astrid at the Beach Bistro,
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Jacklins are loyal patrons of the Beach
Bistro.
Jacklin won the U.S. Open in 1970 and British
Open in 1969 enroute to his hall-of-fame career.
Jacklin and golf legend Jack Nicklaus designed
the Concession golf course at Lakewood Ranch, where
bistro-owner Sean Murphy, by then fast friends with
Jacklin, opened the dining room.
The Concession was named for the 5-foot putt
Nicklaus, in a gesture of sportsmanship, conceded to
Jacklin on the final hole of the 1969 Ryder Cup, thus
ending the match in a tie the first ever between
Great Britain and the United States.
Hello Magazine of Great Britain ran a feature on
the Jacklin wedding event at Beach Bistro.

Realty raves
Wagner Realty, with an office at 2217 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, recently announced Karen Day was
its top listing agent for the office in February, while Rae
Ellen Hayo earned top sales honors.
At Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, Sally Norman Greig was the top listing agent
for February, while Marianne Norman Ellis was named
top sales agent.
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24-A 0 MARCH 12, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Horseshoes lead the week's news, football playoffs follow


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Horseshoe players familiar to the pits at Anna
Maria City Hall paid respects to one of their own this
week.
The inaugural Ron Pepka "The King" Memorial
Horseshoe tournament was held March 8 at the city
pits, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There were enough players to crowd the pits and
some of Pepka's family wife Jackie, son Ron Pepka
Jr. and grandson Ben Sharp attended.
Pepka, 79, died Nov. 19, 2013. He was a retired
U.S. Navy captain who, in his retirement relished play-
ing and excelling at horseshoes. He formerly resided
in Anna Maria.
At the memorial tournament honoring him, the
team of Bob Palmer and Tim Sofran outlasted Rod
Bussey and Bill Wright to win the tourney. Steve
Doyle and Norm Good finished in third place.
Regular action March 5 saw the team of Rod
Bussey and Keith Erickson fashion the only 3-0 pool-
play record, giving them the outright title of champs
for the day.
Some of the Anna Maria horseshoe pitching reg-
ulars participated Feb. 20 in the Gulf Coast Senior
Games at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, and came away
with some hardware.
Jay Disbrow and Bill Wright led the way with gold
medals, while Herb Puryear brought home a silver
medal. Sam Samuels, Steve Doyle, Bob Mason, Gene
Bobeldyk and Bob Lee brought home bronze medals.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Horseshoes matches get underway at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall
pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by random
team selection.
There is no charge to play, everyone is welcome.

Flag football playoffs underway
Playoffs got underway in all of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's NFL Flag Football youth
leagues, starting with a bevy of games played March
8. The action continues for the two weeks, leading up
to the Super Bowl games set for March 21.
In case you're NLoiidudi.', however, the young-
est kids in the instructional division don't score their
games and don't participate in playoffs. It's all about
learning the game for the pint-sized players.
The action got started with three games in the 8-10
division March 8. First up, No. 5 seed Beach Bistro
Buccaneers held off fourth-seeded Manatee Diag-
nostic Ravens by a 32-20 score. Quarterback David
Daigle tossed four touchdown passes, including three
to German Rivera, to lead the Buccaneers to victory.
Chris Snyder added the game's final touchdown recep-
tion, while Brandon Annis and Javier Rivera chipped
in with extra-point catches.
Josh Calhoun had a big game in defeat for the
Ravens, rushing for three touchdowns and an extra
point.
Ava Alderson put on a dominating performance to
lead her Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings to a 20-15 victory
over LPAC Cardinals in the second game of the day.
Alderson ran for a touchdown, while also connecting
with Tuna McCracken on a pair of touchdown passes
and an extra point. As if that weren't enough, Alderson
also made a game-high seven flag pulls to spearhead a
strong defensive performance by the Vikings.
The Cardinals were led by Cole Pearson's two
touchdown passes to Sean Rodriguez. Pearson also
chipped in with two interceptions on defense to help
keep the Cardinals within striking distance.
The last 8-10 division game saw Beach Bum Patri-
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ots defeat Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys 25-18 behind
a pair of touchdown passes and a touchdown run by
quarterback Gavin Johnston. He connected with Evan
Christianson and Shawn Balvin, who also contributed a
touchdown run and an extra-point catch in the victory.
The Cowboys were led by quarterback Will Batey,
who ran for two scores while also connecting with
Anthony Monetti on a touchdown pass in the loss.
There were two games scheduled in the 11-13
division, but Eat Here Redskins forfeited due to an
insufficient number of players at kickoff.
The other 11-13 first-round playoff saw Bark &
Company Realty Ravens roll to a 29-13 victory over
Will C. Photos Falcons. Quarterback John Smith
hooked up with Bathie Thiam for a pair of touchdown
passes, while Thiam connected with Dalton Guthrie
on a score as well. Thiam and Leo Tilelli each had
two-point conversions, while Ava Zink completed the
scoring with an extra point.
The Falcons were led by Joe Peery and Silas
Banyas, who each threw a touchdown pass to Dylan
Doyle in the loss.
The 14-17 division had four first-round playoff
matchups and all were blowouts.
Mr. Bones Bengals clawed out any doubt it's the
top seed with a 44-14 win over Waterfront Restaurant
Cowboys, while Integrity Sound Lions rolled past
Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers 48-12. West Coast Surf
Shop Jaguars earned an easy 31-6 victory over Sun
Bears, but the biggest shocker was The Feast Broncos'
66-12 victory over Swordfish Grill Browns. Quarter-
back Burke Hill threw five touchdown passes in the
rout, while also adding a touchdown reception of his
own. Tony Sperduto caught five touchdown passes and
Chris Johnson had two touchdown receptions while
also throwing for a touchdown. Joshua Parrish added
a touchdown pass and a pair of extra points to round
out the scoring in the victory.
Katelyn Rodd threw one touchdown pass to Raidel
Hernandez and Derek Polch ran for a score to complete
the Browns loss.

30-over playoffs underway
Island Real Estate Raiders opened the 30-and-
over playoffs March 6 with a 27-25 victory over Jes-
sie's Island Store Buccaneers behind four touchdown
passes from quarterback Chris Gillum. Gillum, who
completed 17-of-25 passes for 263 yards, connected
with brother Mike Gillum for a pair of touchdowns and
an extra point. Mike Gillum finished with six catches
for 67 yards, while Brianna Shaughnessy led all receiv-
ers with seven catches for 115 yards. Jason Vancleve
added a touchdown pass of his own, while also catch-
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down passes while also running for a score. Kevin
Mingola caught a pair of 45-yard TD passes, while
Shawn Kaleta added two catches one for a touch-
down in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw Ross Built
Panthers roll to a 30-12 victory over Tyler's Ice Cream
Vikings behind 157 passing yards and five touchdown
passes from quarterback Rob Mandarine. Chuck
McCracken had three catches for 56 yards and two
scores and Troy Shonk had two touchdowns, including
a 45-yarder to lead the Panther receivers. Greg Ross
threw one touchdown pass to Mandarine to complete
the Panthers scoring in the victory.
Dave Johnston threw for 107 and two touchdowns
to Eric Gledhill to account for the Vikings' offensive
production in the loss.

Seedings set for 18-over division
The final week of the regular season set up the
playoff pairings in the 18-and-over flag football divi-
sion, which gets started March 12. Slim's Place Bears
outscored Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants 51-31 in March
5 action to wrap up the division's top seed and a first-
round bye.
Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins defeated
Duffy's Tavern Eagles 39-32 to take the No. 2 seed
and the other first-round bye. The last game of the
evening saw Beach Bistro Raiders ice down the Water-
front Restaurant Panthers by a 46-21 score, which gave
the Raiders the fifth seed.
Beach Bistro Raiders now face Duffy's Tavern
Eagles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, while Agnelli
Pool & Spa Giants will take on Waterfront Restaurant
Panthers at 8 p.m. the same evening in opening-round
playoff games.
The second round of playoffs will place March 19,
the division's Super Bowl is set for 8 p.m. April 2

Volleyball playoffs set
The adult coed volleyball league at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center completed its regular season
March 11 with Duncan Real Estate on top of the stand-
ings with a 9-3 record.
Duncan now has a bye into the final, awaiting the
winner of the April 1 playoff game between Florida
Discount Signs & Wraps and Southern Greens.

Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club got out for a nine-
hole, individual-low-net golf match that also included
a side game of best two balls of foursome. The side
game was won by the team of Laura Purcell, Fran
Barford, Margrit Layh and Markie Ksiazek with a total
of 81 strokes.
In regular golf action, Phyllis Roe rode birdies on
holes six and eight to a 4-under-par 28 and first place
in Flight A. Helen Pollock, who had a pair of chipins,
including one for birdie on hole number one, was a
shot back in second place at 3-under-par 29.
Terry Westby fashioned a 3-under par 29 to take
first place in Flight B, and Barb Estok was one shot
back in second place, while Gloria LaDue was alone
in third at 1 -under-par 31.
Sue Wheeler's 1-under-par 31 gave her the top
spot in Flight C, two shots ahead of Roxanne Koche,
Connie Livanos and Judy Ward.
Nel Bergstrom carded a 1-under-par 29 to take
first place in Flight D. Sue Little, Markie Ksiazek and
Sally Keyes were all at 1-under-par 31 to finish in a
three-way tie for second place.

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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 12, 2014 0 25-A

Spring into action to cash in on early spring fishing pattern


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Spring has arrived early and fishing around Anna
Maria Island improves as the water temperature rises.
As the days get longer and the cold fronts fade away,
you can expect fishing to get even better.
Snook, trout and redfish are swarming the grass
flats from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge south to
Venice. Shiners are available and are providing a
near guaranteed bite, especially during afternoon
outgoing tides. Keeper-sizes of all three species are
attainable.
Nearshore structure is holding respectable num-
bers of sheepshead and mangrove snapper. When
using shrimp for bait, carry an ample amount due to
the number of spot tails and small grunts infesting the
reefs. Also, carry a few jigs or spoons get in on the
Spanish mackerel catch. The big macks are carousing
nearshore structure and make for a great adversary on
light tackle.
Cobia also are making a showing on nearshore
wrecks and reefs. Be ready to toss out a free-lined
pinfish or shiner when the brown bomber presents.
Finally, pompano and other migratory fish such as
bluefish, ladyfish and jacks can be caught in the bays
and along the beaches. Small jigs tipped with shrimp
are a great offering.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore adding more
than the usual suspects to the fray, including grouper
and snapper. As spring settles in, a wider variety of
species will be coming our way.
To start, Girle is fishing structure in depths of
35-45 feet of water. Cobia are being spotted daily and
are readily taking most baits offered. Girle's clients
are catching keeper-size cobia on either live shiners
or pinfish.
Next, Girle is instructing his clients to fish the
bottom with live shrimp. By doing this, they're reel-
ing up keeper-size hogfish as well as good numbers of
Key West grunts, porgies and mangrove snapper.
Keeper-size gag grouper are a consistent catch -
consistently released. Red grouper are in the mix, too,
although keeper sizes are not as common in the shal-
lower depths where the gags can be caught.
Moving inshore, Girle is finding an ample amount
of redfish up to 32 inches on live shiners free-lined over
potholes. Rallies of reds are not uncommon, according
to Girle, and schooling fish are arriving daily on the
flats.
Spotted seatrout are readily available by free-lin-
ing live shiners over shallow grass flats. Girle says fish
exceeding 23 inches are common.
Finally, by working small jigs over deeper grass
flats, Girle is finding pompano, ladyfish and bluefish.
Remember, when blues and ladyfish arrive, be ready
to lose a few jigs. These fish can cut your leader just
by thinking about it.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says the mack
bite is sporadic. He believes they've worked their way
up to the Skyway Bridge in search of bait. The macks
that are lingering at the pier are being caught on small


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speck rigs of either bubble gum or chartreuse.
Sheepshead are gnawing away at the barnacles
attached to the pilings under the pier and live shrimp
anglers are finding success. To ensure success, try bait-
ing tubeworms or fiddler crabs. Expect to encounter
sheepies 1-2 pounds. Bigger fish can be seen in the
depths, but catching them is another story. Those big
pier sheepies are smart, but be determined. They give
in eventually.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says fish-
ing is good just about everywhere. Whether fishing
offshore, nearshore or inshore, smiling anglers are
arriving back at the cleaning table.
Offshore fishers are getting good results on red
and mangrove snapper. Offerings such as live shiners
or pinfish are attracting the bite. If catching bait isn't
your thing, try frozen squid and threadfins.
Fishing offshore also is resulting in permit and
cobia. Typically, you'll find permit spooky and elusive,
while on the other hand, cobia are curious. They'll
eat a bait right next to the boat. For the permit, a live
pass crab or small blue crab is the way to go. As for
the cobia, live baits, pinfish and shiners, are hard for
them to resist.
Moving to the nearshore bite, Keyes is hearing
of good action on sheepshead and mangrove snapper.
He recommends live shrimp combined with a circle
hook, some 30-pound leader and enough weight to
keep your bait on the bottom. Places to search for
these tasty fish include reefs, wrecks, piers, docks
and rocks.
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and catching good numbers of large spotted seatrout.
Fish up to 28 inches are being reported, although most
are 18-25 inches. Keyes suggests using topwater plugs
or plastic bait, such as the Savage Shrimp, to attract a
bite.
He says snook and redfish are making a showing
in their normal backwater haunts. Live shiners are the
bait of choice, according to Keyes, although catches
also are occurring on live shrimp and artificial.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime is focusing on
the inshore slam snook, spotted seatrout and redfish,
which is coming alive on the flats.
Howard is concentrating on snook. Since the
season opened March 1, it's time to get one for the
dinner table. Rallies of 20 fish a trip have been the
norm when you can find moving warm water and
snook feeding stations.
"This week's "high hook" went to Davenport,
Fla.-Saratoga N.Y., snowbird Robert Lyons, 85. He
hooked up and released two over-slot snook of 34 and
36 inches while seated on a cushion, fishing with a
bobber and a large shiner.
"The key to catching the big ones has been to use
the biggest shiners in your live well and tossing your
baits a country mile away from your boat," Howard
says.
Redfish and big spotted seatrout are invading the
flats and chewing. Look for the fish to stage on the
outside bars of flats on the low tide and then move into
the bushes as the tide progresses to high tide. He says
to use a popping cork rigged with a 2/0 hook and a
5-foot fluorocarbon leader and make it gurgle to attract
predators.
Looking forward, the cold fronts are getting weaker
and the island-area water temperature is rising bell-
wethers for some fantastic fishing. The shiners at the
Skyway are starting to make a show on the flats. The
moon phase will be on the increase working toward
a March 16 full moon, which means increasing tides
and fantastic fishing.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
cashing in on the abundance of backwater species that
are feeding on the flats. Snook, spotted seatrout and
redfish are in Gross' sights and are readily responding
to bait offered during moving tides.
For the snook and reds, Gross is anchoring over
shallow flats and free-lining shiners around the boat
to locate the bite. By chumming, he attracts hungry
snook and reds to strike the bait at the surface, which
provides a casting target. Gross is managing to guide
his clients to keeper-size fish of both species.
Spotted seatrout also are responding to shiners and
pinfish. Larger, over-slot fish are being caught in the
same areas as the snook and reds. For sheer numbers
of fish, Gross is fishing deeper flats of 5-7 feet.
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BeachHouse plans
reopening bash March 14
Restaurant owner Ed Chiles knows from preparing
many a menu that patience pays.
After all the months Ed Chiles and has spent
remodeling the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach, he finally can see the
light at the end of the tunnel. His patience will pay off
March 14.
"We're set to open the new interior dining room
and bar, and we expect a lot of our old customers and
new guests to attend," he said.
The entire inside restaurant, gift shop and hostess
stand has been remodeled to enhance the customer
experience, he said. Private rooms for special functions
such as weddings and birthday parties are included.
Additionally, the captain's bar now extends almost
the length of the restaurant, providing patrons a view
of the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, Chiles added, guests
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"But we've really done a lot to the downstairs,"
he said of the restaurant, which has been owned by his
family for nearly 20 years.
"It was time for a new roof, and we just decided
to do all the remodeling now, while we had the con-
tractors here. It hasn't hurt our outdoor business much
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to the water," Chiles added.
Guests can walk the beach while awaiting a table,
or chill out after their meal, he said.
"The whole look and ambiance is in keeping with
Anna Maria Island traditions and architecture. That's
our family and we always want to be part of it."
Chiles, the son of the late Gov. Lawton Chiles, also
owns the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, and the Mar Vista Dockside Bar and Grill, 760
Broadway, Longboat Key.
For more information or to make a reservation at
the BeachHouse, call 941- 778-4442.


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BOSCH APARTMENT-SIZE front-loading
stackable washer/dryer, mint condition,
$350, Weber Q gas grill, $50. 941-345-4095,
859-396-2927.

CORNER UNIT, PULL-out keyboard shelf,
four shelves, filing cabinet, chair, $50, con-
sider selling individual pieces. 941-778-
2084.

COMPUTER: 3.2GHz HT DELL, refurbished,
$60. 941-756-6728.

FEATHERWEIGHT SINGER SEWING
machine: Top condition, $500. First cash
buys it. 941-795-4841.
COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100,
1-year old above-ground pool, accessories,
15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.


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


YARD SALE TO BENEFIT Moonracer No Kill
Animal Rescue Inc, Saturday and Sunday,
March 29-30. If you have something you'd
like to donate, please let us know! We
arrange pickup. 941-896-6701 or island-
lisa44@aol.com.


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.

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

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

I NEED LISTINGS!
And I'll give you 100
percent effort.

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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.

RELAY FOR LIFE sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, March 14-15. Furniture and
lots more! Good stuff, great prices, awesome
cause. Donations welcome! 248-982-5600.
508 65th St., Holmes Beach.

STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consign-
ment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-
383-1901.


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

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PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits,
dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941-
462-0405. petsitterservicesllc@gmail.com.
www.petsitterbradenton.com.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and
kittens!) are looking for great new homes or
fosters. 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.
TWO FLOATING JET-ski lifts, $600 each or
two for $1,100. Phone, 941-812-6324.
HELP 'WAl'NTED_'i ,B

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. Personality a plus! Non-smoker! Taking
applications Mr. Roberts Resortwear. 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.
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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, 5604B Marina Drive, HB.


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

PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer
available for consulting, editing and copy-
writing, as well as social media management
for your group or business. Email Lisa Neff
at lmneff@me.com.


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

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

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

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



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, 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 resident.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured.
The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, 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.
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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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX rentals. 1 BR/1 BA,
beautifully furnished with carport near beach.
No smoking, no pets. 847-530-8833.
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Steps from one of the best beaches in
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and dryer, air conditioning. Weekly, monthly
or six-month rental, furnished or not. Avail-
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COMMERICAL RENTALS: OFFICE and
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5x11-foot, $95, 7x13-foot, $180. AI, 941-
737-1121.


FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of
El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave.
Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-
524-6977.
REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi
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545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com.
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munity. Hardwood floors, plantation shutters,
granite and more. Two-car garage. $169,900.
Sarah Whisnant, 941-238-8624, Leslie Wells
Realty.
BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home:
2BR/1BA fully furnished, turnkey. Large
rooms, central heat and air conditioning,
washer and dryer, laminate flooring, attached
carport, boat dock available. Near Bridge
Street. 55-plus. $105,000. Call 317-289-
6529.
PRE-LISTING HOME sale. Two weeks until
MLS, save $10,000. Coveted west Braden-
ton neighborhood near the beaches. No
deed restrictions, 3BR/2BA two-car garage,
well loved and updated. Qualified previewers
only. Email for pictures. $240,000. Suzan-
neshomes@yahoo.com. Appointments only.
Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.
Suzanne Wilson, Broker.
IMMACULATE FURNISHED COACH home:
Gated and maintenance-free, golf, resort-
style living seasonal or year-round. Close
to beaches and exceptional shopping expe-
riences. Rachel House, 941-705-8686, SRT
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ONE STREET FROM RIVER Adorable, spacious 3
BR/2BA home, located steps from Lewis Park and the
Manatee River Garden Club. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
large backyard and garage. $179,900


SEASIDE GARDENS VILLAS Renovated, ground-
level 2BR/2BT villa. Updated kitchen with stainless-steel
appliances, updated bathrooms and a one-car garage.
$259,000.


EXCEPTIONAL BEACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT
house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never
change. Direct beach views. $499,000.


BEACHFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BT direct beach front.
Ground level, located next to pool, "turnkey" furnished. Fan-
tastic views of the Gulf. $529,000.


CANALFRONT HOME Totally updated in 2008. 3BR/3
BT home located on a private canal with scenic mangrove
views. Sailboat water, dock with boat lift and a straight shot
to Bimini Bay and open water. $699,000.


DIRECT GULF FRONT located in the city of Anna Maria. 2
BR/3BT with spectacular views, spacious beach-side, screened
porch, open sun deck, large carport. $2,300,000.


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Close to Gulfside beach, needing work OK.
Text/call information, 508-496-8480.

DEEP WATER CANALFRONT home.
3BR/2BA on corner lot. Between Manatee
Avenue and Cortez Road. One block to
Intracoastal, one block to beach. $475,000.
Owner may finance. 941-778-7980 or 941-
778-7565.

VACATION RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach.
1 BR, turnkey, furnished apartment. Available
March and April. 941-778-0116.


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ISLAND TRIPLEX
- This property is
directly across
from the beach,
beautiful Gulf view.
Loads of income in
this property Beau-
tiful furnishings,
totally updated. A
true beach house
with all the char-
acter of the island.
Rae Ellen Hayo
(941) 920-0364.
#M5832547.
$1,495,000


ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, uninterrupted water views
across Anna Maria Sound! Features of this warm invit-
ing home are 3BD/2.5BA, den, wood floors, travertine
master bath. Entertain inside or out, outside features
dock and lift, pool and large open deck. Rae Ellen Hayo
(941) 920-0364 #M5838874. $1,250,000
.... 1I


PINE MEADOW Open floor plan 3-4BR/4BA and cooks
kitchen with 3 car garage and screened, heated pool
and spa, spacious home, over 3,000 ft under air. On cul-
de-sac. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5842343.
$389,000


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GRAND CANAL, 504 67th St, Holmes Beach, well
maintained waterfront residence 2BR/2BA + Den,
open floorplan, 43'x10'dockwith space for lift. Dave
Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5842095. $597,500

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NEW LISTING: 7420 20th Ave., NW Bra-
denton. 3BR/2BA pool home, tile floor, new
kitchen, mint condition, private backyard.
$349,900. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater
Real Estate, 941-330-5054.

OWNER FINANCE: WATERFRONT bayou
condo. 2BR/1BA furnished, completely
remodeled, granite kitchen, new tile bath,
fixtures, furniture, washer and dryer. All new
appliances, 46-inch flat-screen TV. Profes-
sionally decorated. Walk to historic city pier
and fine dining. $275,000. 522 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Call 941-778-1410.

FAMILY-ORIENTED GULFFRONT condo.
2BR/2BA, two balconies overlooking Gulf
and pool in Holmes Beach. Excellent rental
history. Owner, 941-778-9378.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view:
Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cot-
tage, block construction inside and out, pine
accents, kitchen cabinetry. New appliances,
roof, granite countertop, etc. An island trea-
sure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave
message).


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82 Insurance giant
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85 Noted provider
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92 Novelist Patchett
93 Forfeits
94 Degrees for attys.
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99 Snowmobile brand
102 River to the Rhine
104 V-shaped
fortification
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The Anna Maria Island Community Center
will present the 21st annual Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes Saturday, March 15.
Selected homes will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
for center supporters and home and design enthu-
siasts.
The event draws thousands from throughout
the Tampa Bay Region. Ticket sales, as well as
proceeds from an arts and crafts tour boutique
and raffle sales for the Eyeland Needlers tour
quilt, benefit the center.
Tickets selling for $20 are on sale at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and
other locations.
In Holmes Beach, tickets can be purchased
at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce, 5313 Gulf Drive; The Egret's Landing,


5602 Marina Drive; The Islander, 5604B Marina
Drive; LaPensee Plumbing, 401 Manatee Ave.;
Island Fitness, 5317 Gulf Drive; and Homes
Beach Ace Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive.
In Anna Maria, tickets can be purchased at
Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf
Drive; the White Egret, 10006 Gulf Drive; and
the Anna Maria General Store, 307 Pine Ave.
The homes on the tour are:
203 65th St., Holmes Beach
209 81st St., Holmes Beach.
101 Willow Ave., Anna Maria.
743 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
709 Fern St., Anna Maria.
For more information, call Sandee Pruett at
the center at 941-778-1908.


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Word from the wise to the rookies on the Anna
Maria Island Tour of Homes: Take your time.
One could get through the homes in a morn-
ing, but instead plan to spend a day visiting the five
homes in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, browsing
the Island Tropical Treasures boutique, strolling on
the beach, breaking either for brunch or at mid-day
for a satisfying lunch and libation, then pausing for
an icy drink mid-afternoon or something red and deli-
cious before sunset.
Some other tips and cautions:
Start the tour at any of the homes and plan the
route that involves the least amount of driving here
and there.
Walk. Ride bikes. Take the trolley. Use the
shuttles as much as possible. CrossPointe Fellow-
ship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is the shuttle
hub for this year's tour.
Don't wear high heels. They are prohibited in
the homes.
At each home's entrance, all tourgoers must put
booties on over shoes.
The brochure serves as the ticket. So don't dis-
card it or leave it on the shuttle.
The tour takes place rain or shine.
Whether for a sweet pick-me-up or home d6cor
items, stop by the Island Tropical Treasures boutique
at one of the tour homes this year at Jeanie and
Rick Pickwick's house at 209 81st St., Holmes Beach
- is a must.
The drawing for the Eyeland Needlers tour
quilt takes place later in the day at the Island Tropi-
cal Treasures boutique, and the winner need not be
present. Be sure to write the contact legibly on the
raffle ticket.
Restrooms can be found at CrossPointe Fel-
lowship and also at Holmes Beach city field, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Both locations are
good spots to park and ride the free island trolley.


Tourgoers are required to slip into disposable booties before entering
the homes on the Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes.
This year's event is Saturday, March 15, and features five homes.


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Boutique offers island treasures


One of the fundraisers on the Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes is the Island Tropical Treasures bou-
tique, which each year is located at one of the homes
on the tour.
This year, the boutique will be at the home of
Jeanie and Rick Pickwick, 209 81st St., Holmes
Beach.
Tourgoers will find arts and crafts, small items
for the home, baked goods, jams and jellies, and also
the Eyeland Needlers' 2014 Tour of Homes quilt and
hand-painted furniture for a silent auction.
The boutique committee includes Susan Ander-


son, Caroline Boyer, Jan Bryant, Sandra Fenste-
maker, Mary Jo Gaspari, Sue Hamilton, Dolores Har-
rell, Ann Home, Erin Hughey, Joyce Hunt, Pierrette
Kelly, Debby Magnin, Joan Pettigrew, Maggie Plath,
Sandee Pruett, Penny Reinholz, Jan Van Alsburg and
Mary Zion.


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Signature tour

quilt to be raffled

"Directions to Paradise," the Eyeland Needlers
quilt crafted to benefit the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, will be raffled at the center's annual
Tour of Homes.
The tour will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,
March 15, at five homes in Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria.
The quilt will be on display at the boutique to
be set up at 209 81st St., Holmes Beach, and raffled
later in the day.
The quilt got its name from Sue Corbett, who
won 50 raffle tickets in a Name That Quilt contest
earlier this year.
The Eyeland Needlers group includes Mary Jo
Gaspari, Judy Bennett, Jane Coleman, Ann Home,
Debby Magnin, Marcia Powers, Joan Pettigrew and
Penny Reinholz.


You need 'directions to paradise'
Joan Pettigrew of the Eyeland Needlers shows off
the quilt she helped create, aptly named for the
occasion "Directions to Paradise," to promote the
21st annual Anna Maria Island Community Center
Tour of Homes. The quilt will be the top prize at a
drawing March 15 near the closing time for the tour
of homes. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield


Tour ticket a booklet
on sale now
Tickets for the 20th annual Anna Maria Island
Community Center Tour of Homes, which costs
$20 per person, can be purchased at any of the five
tour homes March 15.
The ticket is a guide book to the homes and
the tour of each home can be accomplished in any
random order.
Tickets also can be purchased in advance at
the center or the following business locations.
In Anna Maria at Ginny's and Jane E's at the
Old IGA and the Anna Maria General Store.
In Holmes Beach at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, The Islander newspaper,
LaPensee Plumbing and Island Fitness.
For more information, call the center at 941-
778-1908.


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produce the perfect island retreat.
The exterior is cottage and craftsman, with brown shingles, blue door and blue
accents on the pillars.
The interior?
Completed in December 2013, the home features a main floor living area, second-
floor bedrooms, baths and laundry and a third-floor master suite with a balcony.
Enter and admire the nautical office-fourth bedroom with a built-in desk that
could be converted to a closet.
There's a spacious, open kitchen, as well as airy dining and living areas that open
to a multi-level pool deck. This design brings the outside in and the inside out. The
upper level surrounds the pool-hot tub and the lower level is a private kitchen and
dining area.
Appealing interior details include an inset metal gas fireplace, custom barn-wood
dining table and beds, a wood-frame mirror, a skylight, marble countertops, dazzling
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Jeanie and Rick Pickwick. Islander Photos: Jack Elka


This 1952 bungalow block construction and about 1,650 square feet has plenty
of natural charm, which has been expertly enhanced with recent renovations by owners
Jeanie and Rick Pickwick.
Jeanie Pickwick is a local interior stylist, as well as executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra.
Some tourgoers may recall the house from the center's tour in 2003.
Original to the structure are the Saltillo tile floors, with their trademark embedded
paw prints," the Southwest-style wood-burning fireplace and the knotty-pine ceiling
in the breezeway.
Enhancements include a large sunroom with a vaulted ceiling, a large eat-in kitchen
with a skylight, a guest suite converted from the original garage and a detached garage
with a shop area and bath.
Exquisitely appointed in an edgier-than-beachy style, the decor is both traditional
and contemporary.
Additional features include plantation shutters and soothing rattan ceiling fans
throughout.
Visitors will delight in the wall of Audubon bird prints, which catch your eye upon
entry into this little pocket of paradise.
The large grounds with a walled courtyard and gardens are a private tropical
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Top left, the home of Jennifer and ,li..i Kaleta, 101 Willow Ave., Anna Maria.
Above, the dual chef kitchen and, left, master bedroom and bath. Islander
Photos: Jack Elka
This lovely classic beachfront home was renovated in 2013 by Shawn Kaleta,
an island builder, and wife Jennifer. Old-timers may recognize it as the former
Edward and Elizabeth Moss property, originally built in 1922.
Inside and out, the new owners maintained the original character of the early
island homestead and they largely adhered to the original floor plan.
The house lovingly marries the old with the new. It's a smart house, with inte-
grated iPads that run a security system, six cameras, a housewide music system,
thermostats and room-to-room lighting.
Inside, there are many pleasing details from the dining room chandelier to
the walnut floors. Visit the children's playroom and view the nautical motif in the
boy's bedroom and bath, and find a pink paradise in the girl's bedroom.
Throughout the home, there are wall sconces, wainscoting, vaulted ceilings,
window seats and views of the Gulf of Mexico.
The master suite includes a walk-in closet, elegant wood cabinetry and bath
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LED lighting is used throughout.
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There is a breathtaking view of the Gulf of
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The master suite features a Gulf view, built-in
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The second floor contains a loft area with sofa
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welcome to the home of Karen Sparks

For years, Karen Sparks had lived three-doors
down from this cottage and she was friends with the
previous owners.
When the property became available, she saw an
opportunity to restore the home with a certain island
flair. The pale-yellow cottage with seafoam shutters
features a covered porch.
Inside, a "shocking coral" guest room features
a built-in headboard with matching niches on both
sides for books or a beverage. A wooden highboy
provides storage. The guest bath features an old-
fashioned looking basin with oiled, bronze fixtures.
The master is done in a deep turquoise. There is
a rattan headboard with a matching rattan ceiling fan
for tropical appeal.
The living room is surrounded by high wainscot
walls with a tray ceiling that hides soft track lighting.
Coffee-colored floors have a reclaimed wood appear-
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pool. The living room is cream-colored, decorated
in natural rattan with coral accents. A large, round
pedestal dining table with attractive padded chairs is
inviting for mealtime or chatting.
The kitchen features dark quartz countertops
accented with a marble back splash. Fresh white pan-
eled cabinets give a beach cottage-look.
Travertine pavers surround an outdoor covered
patio. A welcoming harvest table and comfortable
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