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Weekly VOLUME 22, NO. 24
by FPA

AMI Chamber of
Commerce 2012 Medium
Business of the Year as


The Best News on Anna Mria Island Since 1992


APRIL 16, 2014 FREE


AsTheWorld Terns find
Easter island. Page 6


DOT to detail Cortez
Bridge work. Page 3


The government calen-
dar. Page 4


The Islander editorial.
Reader opinions.
Pages 6-7


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Foul weather spurs 2 barge mishaps Bradenton Beach


Stepping to the plate to
improve Birdie Teb-
betts Field. Page 8

Dead zone: Cell tower
for Anna Maria at least
8 months off. Page 9

Hiuemiigs
Community announce-
ments, events. Pages
10-13
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Pages 12-13


Island police blotter.
Page 20

S h@ol
AME set for final read-
ing, math FCATs.
Page 22


Westbay on the links,
friends in the pits. 2B

Full-moon fishing.
Page 3B

Jslad Biz


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It was double trouble for the U.S. Coast
Guard.
High winds and seas caused a 180-foot
barge being towed by the tugboat Abe H to
break loose shortly after 2 a.m. April 8 about
a mile from Bradenton Beach, according to
the U.S. Coast Guard station in St. Peters-
burg.
The barge drifted and crashed into a
groin at Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach
about 11 a.m., Coast Guard Petty Officer
Eric DeNyse said.
DeNyse said a second barge broke loose
from its anchorage April 9 and drifted ashore
on Longboat Key just south of Longboat
Pass.
In the first incident, the barge was towed
from the groin by the Abe H around 2 p.m.
April 8. No injuries were reported.
DeNyes said he had no information on
the owner of either barge, but said both had
been anchored in the Intracoastal Waterway
near Jewfish Key April 7.
The captain of the Abe H called the
Coast Guard around 2 a.m. April 8 to report
he was having difficulty maintaining control
of the two barges he was towing.


He later reported he had lost one of the
barges.
The Coast Guard sent the cutter Hawk
from its St. Petersburg station, while the
Coast Guard station in Cortez responded
with a 45-foot vessel.
Also responding in the first incident were
officers from the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office, the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mana-
tee County Parks and Natural Resources and
Bradenton Beach police.
DeNyes said there was "no apparent
damage" at Cortez Beach.
The groin already is closed to the public
and is scheduled for demolition and replace-
ment.
Capt. Greg Cast of the U.S. Coast
Guard in St. Petersburg praised those who
responded.
"I'm extremely proud of all the respond-
ers," Cast said.
"It was imperative to safely remove the
grounded barge before it severely damaged
the beach or became a greater hazard to navi-
gation," he added.
In the second incident, DeNyes said the
PLEASE SEE BARGE, PAGE 2


Page 6B


The tugboat Abe
H pulls a barge
of equipment off
a groin at Cortez
Beach around 2
p.m. April 8. The
barge broke from
the tugboat's
towline about
a mile offshore
in rough seas.
Islander Photo:
Joanie Mills


jewelers iose OK

in diamond deal
By Lynne Stewart
Islander Reporter
A Longboat Key maintenance man has
been charged with stealing an $85,000 dia-
mond ring and selling the stone to a Braden-
ton Beach jeweler.
Michael Artman, 51, Bradenton, is in
the Manatee County jail facing charges of
burglary, theft after trust and dealing-in/
possessing stolen property
after the diamond showed
up in New York City.
Longboat Key Police
say Artman confessed to
the crime.
Artman The LBK police inves-
tigation began when a
woman living at Windward Bay condomin-
ium on Longboat Key reported Feb. 3 she
was missing a diamond ring from her night-
stand. An inspection by police revealed no
sign of forced entry. The officer stated in his
report he found no evidence in the woman's
condo.
It was when the victim remembered
stopping to speak to a maintenance man -
later identified as Artman on the day of
the theft that police became suspicious.
Artman was employed by Windward
Bay for more than 17 years, but had been
dismissed from his position, police reports
state. But reports state it was common to see
Artman on the grounds as he still did side-
jobs for residents of the condos.
Police allege Artman used a key he kept
from an old job to enter the woman's apart-
ment with the intent to steal. The report said
Artman took the ring from the nightstand,
PLEASE SEE DIAMOND, PAGE 2-A




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Just one day after Easter on April 21, the Florida
Department of Transportation plans to begin a three-
month long road repair project on State Road 64/Mana-
tee Avenue West that will extend from the Perico Bay
Club entrance to Palma Sola Boulevard on the main-
land.
DOT spokesman Robin Stublen said the project
calls for resurfacing 1.6 miles of roadway, drainage
improvements, new curbing, gutters and sidewalk
repair.


Just as we thought tourist
season was winding down and
trips to and from the mainland
would be easier...


The project is scheduled to end in July, Stublen
said, although weather conditions could extend the
duration of the project, he added.
Any lane closures will have a fl ,,in, operation
in place to keep traffic fl< ", ini. Stublen said.
The cost of the work is $988,000, withAjax Paving
LLC the general contractor. Motorists are advised to
use caution when driving in repair areas.
DOT project administrator Tony Chin can be
reached at 941-359-7335 for more information.


BARGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
140-foot barge was anchored about a mile offshore of
Longboat Key when it broke loose and drifted onto the
beach. The barge carried a crane and dredge, he said.
There were no injuries in the second incident, and
the barge was towed from the beach to safety, DeNyes
said.
A small craft warning was in effect in the waters
surrounding Anna Maria Island April 8.
DIAMOND CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
but left other jewelry items, and relocked the condo-
minium as he left.
After removing the largest diamond from the ring,
police said Artman took it to Bridge Street Jewelers,
129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, and offered it for
sale.
The owners of the business, Brad and Kassy
Smith, said Artman spent the past four years building
a business relationship with them, buying and selling
jewelry he said was left to him in his mother's estate.
When he showed up with the diamond, they were out
of town, and they asked a jeweler working at the store
to examine the stone.
Following that examination, Brad Smith said he
purchased it for $6,000.
"I got the diamond, had it looked at and discov-
ered it was natural not enhanced and probably
worth around $30,000," he said. "I sold the diamond
to someone I've done business with for 25 years, and
he sold it to another guy. It changed hands probably
four times in three days." The stolen diamond ended
up in New York (city), according to Brad Smith.
Smith said he is out the money he paid to
Artman.
"He wanted the $6,000 in six different checks of
$1,000," Smith said. "He said he didn't want his ex
(wife) to track the money, so he was going to cash it
one month at a time, to pay his rent. But then he cashed
them all at the same time, three days later.
"We're the ones who got hurt, our reputation, too. I
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DOT hosts Cortez Bridge project meeting to address questions


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bridges are hot-button topics for bridge-dependent
folks on Anna Maria Island.
The Florida Department of Transportation plans a
public information meeting on the upcoming $4 mil-
lion repair project of the Cortez Bridge 5-7 p.m. Tues-
day, April 22, at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church,

DIAMOND CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2-A
would have never done it if I had known it was stolen.
I lost money," Brad Smith said. He said he didn't want
to be associated with the criminal aspect due to their
purchase of the jewel.
Kassy Smith said Bridge Street Jewelers does not
normally purchase jewelry from customers, but she
and her husband believed Artman because their past
business dealings presented no problems.
"We are very much victims in this crime. There
was a trust factor. In four years, you'd think something
would come up," she said.
"We 100 percent cooperated with police gave
them evidence.... If it wasn't for us, he would have
never got caught."
She said now that the news about the arrest is
public, other people who had missing jewels at Wind-
ward Bay are coming into Bridge Street Jewelers,
asking if the store has them.
Smith said their store made no other stolen jewelry
purchases and she has been unable to help any other
victims.
"We have no record of stolen items nothing
matches up (to our records). He must have been sell-
ing somewhere else," she said of the other missing
items.
Police said Artman admitted taking 10-15 items of
jewelry over a period of years, and the investigation
continues.
Artman is being held in jail on a bond of
$22,500.


6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
A DOT press release said the meeting is to provide
area residents with information on how long the project
would last and any possible closings of the bridge to
vehicular traffic.
DOT officials and engineers will be at the meeting
to answer questions from the public.
Robin Stublen of the DOT emphasized that this
is a repair project to extend the life of the bridge for
10 years while the DOT and the public determine the
long-range future of the bridge.
The bridge was built in 1954 and has exceeded its
life expectancy, but the future of Cortez Bridge "is a
separate issue," Stublen said.
The repair project is scheduled to start April 28
with work preformed 9 p.m.-6 a.m. weekdays. There
will be times when traffic is only one lane and a flag-
ging operation will be in place, he added.
Additionally, the bascule will be raised on occa-
sion, but never for more than 15 minutes, he said.
"We're not going to divert traffic to Manatee


Avenue," Stublen said. Any bascule raising are
expected to take place 2-3 a.m., he said.
"And we've been working with emergency ser-
vices so they can call the bridge tender to ensure the
bascule is lowered if needed."
Stublen said a DOT study of the project deter-
mined working at night % ilh occasional 15-minute bas-
cule raising "is the least amount of inconvenience for
those who use the bridge daily."
The DOT chose the end of the winter-spring visitor
season for to start work with the prospect that vehicular
traffic will be reduced on the bridge after April. The
repairs are not expected to impact boat traffic.
The work is expected to last about two months.
The planning, development and engineering study
of the future of Cortez Bridge is still being prepared.
That study should be ready for public dissemination
by the end of 2014, a DOT website said.
For more information on the April 22 meeting,
contact Brian Bollas at 727-946-1869 or Stublen at
800-292-3368.

The Florida
Department of
Transporta-
tion plans a
public meet-
ing April
22 on a $4
million repair
project to the
Cortez Bridge
that is sched-
uled to begin
April 28.
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Anna Maria commissioners: Time for paid parking (discussion)


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Paid parking has been discussed by Anna Maria
commissioners for a decade, if not longer.
Some things don't seem to change.
At their April 10 work session, commissioners
agreed it's time to move forward with paid parking -
followed by an agreement to hold more discussion.
"We've been talking about this since last July and
getting nowhere," Commission Chair Chuck Webb
said. \ly frustration is a lot of talk and we're not
doing anything."
His fellow commissioners and Mayor SueLynn
agreed, the time for talking is over. But by the con-
clusion of the work session, commissioners agreed to
more discussion.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said he's talked to
so many residents who are just "fed up" with the park-
ing issue.
Commissioner Nancy Yetter agreed. "North Shore
Drive on a nice weekend is just full of cars parked
anywhere they can," she said.
Woodland said he used to laugh at people who said
there was a parking problem.
"But around 2003, when the big advertising push
started for the island, I started to notice more and more
cars on weekends," he said. "And I started to hear
about problems from our residents."
He said the Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council spends millions advertising Anna Maria
Island. If they quit advertising the island, "it wouldn't
have any effect on the number of visitors," Woodland
said. L\ .iybody now knows where we are."
Since Anna Maria gets no direct funding from the
Manatee County tourism development tax the 5
percent paid on rentals of six months or less Wood-
land asked, "Do we want our residents to pay more in
taxes for our infrastructure or do we want visitors to
help us?"
Commissioners agreed that some form of paid
parking is needed and city residents should not have
to pay for parking.
"Either the tourist development council provides
us some relief, or we counter with paid parking," Com-
missioner Carol Carter said.
Woodland said the TDC has an annual budget of
$6 million, while Anna Maria's budget is slightly more
than $2 million.
"Our beaches are public beaches," he said. "They
are always available, but the growing demand of
people to visit our beaches has put strain on them, our
infrastructure, residents and traffic," he said.
Woodland said that from his $4,622 tax bill for
2013, only $510 came back to the city.
"Just 11.2 percent of my tax bill comes back to
Anna Maria, yet we have to maintain our roads, pro-
vide parking and drainage and we have thousands of
visitors and vehicles come every year. We just need
some help."

Correction
In the April 9 article in The Islander regarding
settlement of the libel suit brought against Holmes
Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen by John Agnelli,
the litigation outcome may have been unclear.
The lawsuit was settled with a payment of $45,500
to Agnelli from the Florida League of Cities on behalf
of Peelen.
The lawsuit was settled with prejudice, meaning
Agnelli can not bring the claim against Peelen back to
court.
Agnelli's attorney, Peter Mackey, challenged Peel-
en's actions as a commissioner, saying she acted as an
individual, and two judges sided with him. However,
the league continued to represent Peelen.
Agnelli filed a separate complaint with the Florida
Ethics Commission, which remains under investiga-
tion.

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Woodland proposed paid parking by the day, week,
month and year. Areas exempt from paid parking would
be from Palmetto Avenue north on Gulf Drive to Pine
Avenue, all of Pine Avenue, the city pier and Bayfront
Park on North Bay Boulevard.
"This is going to be a controversial subject.
We have to look for a fair solution, but let's keep it
simple," he said. "Have parking kiosks around the city
and people can buy a sticker for a day, week, month or
year.
Residents would go to city hall with proof of prop-
erty ownership or residency to receive one free parking
sticker.
Paid parking would only be in the rights of way,
not on private property, Woodland emphasized. He
suggested a starting point would be $5 for a one-day
parking pass, $25 for a week, $50 for a month and
$100 for a year.
"I know we'll be called elitist by the mainland, but
I don't care. Our duty is to our residents," he said.
Although Woodland envisioned no additional staff,
Mayor SueLynn said another staff member would be
needed, if nothing more than to handle the administra-
tive details.
The mayor also presented a list of 25 problems the
commission should consider before establishing a plan
using kiosks for payments.
SueLynn agreed vehicles should pay to park in the
rights of way and Manatee County residents should
pay a smaller fee than others.
"There are a number of issues to solve," she said,
"and I estimate it would take at least six months to get
everything ready for an ordinance."
Webb agreed and asked commissioners to study
the proposals from Woodland and the mayor and then
hold a work session on paid parking.
Commissioners set the parking meeting for 6 p.m.


Longboat Key Mayor
Jim Brown addresses
Anna Maria commis-
sioners at their April 10
Work session about his
town's experience plan-
ning for the future with
the Urban Land Institute
of Washington, D.C.
S. Sitting next to Brown is
...... ". Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Carol Carter.
Islander Photo: Rick
,,. Catlin

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Wednesday, May 7, at city hall. No other items will be
on the agenda, Webb said.
The mayor said she would likely hear from county
tourism officials about the issue before the May 7 work
session. She said she does not think tourism officials
will favor paid parking in Anna Maria.
In other matters, commissioners agreed that appli-
cation permits for clearing trees and vegetation from
Gulffront Park should have a responsible person on
the application, not a limited liability company.
Commissioners also agreed that the city would hire
the contractor, payment would come from the applicant
and non-native plant species had to be cleared before
the commission would consider trimming native
plants.
Commissioner Doug Copeland said he would talk
to state forestry officials about the effects of trimming
native vegetation along the Gulf of Mexico.
The commission also heard from Longboat Key
Mayor Jim Brown about the town's experience work-
ing with the nonprofit Urban Land Institute in Wash-
ington, D.C., which performs long-range studies for
the future of cities.
Brown said any study of what Anna Maria Island
should have 20 years from now should be a combined
effort by all three island cities. Otherwise, he sug-
gested, an effort by one city would be a "waste of
money
SueLynn said she would bring the issue up at the
next Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing April 16, and ask city officials from Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach to present the idea of a co-op
study to their commissions.
The next commission work session will be the
parking meeting at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive. The next commission meeting is scheduled for
6 p.m. Thursday, April 24.


Anna Maria City Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
April 24, 6 p.m., city commission. Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-


708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
April 16, 11 a.m., pier team.
April 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
April 29, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
April 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 23, 9 a.m., charter review.
April 24, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
April 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 29, 9:30 a.m., island congestion.
April 30, 9 a.m., charter review.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
April 22, 9 a.m., county commission.


West Manatee Fire Rescue
April 17, 6 p.m., commission.
April 24, 9 a.m., pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
April 16, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Longboat Key Town Hall.
April 18, Good Friday, government offices
closed.
April 21, 9 a.m., Tourist Development Coun-
cil, Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St., Braden-
ton.
April 21, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 29, 4 p.m., Council of Governments,
Bradenton Area Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Pal-
metto.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
news @islander.org.





THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 16, 2014 0 5-A

Neal Preserve opens at last on Perico Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If there is such a thing as being preserve-rich,
Manatee County may be headed in that direction.
The Neal Preserve on Perico Island on State Road
64/Manatee Avenue West about 200 yards east of
the Anna Maria Island Bridge, across from the Har-
bour Isle development held a grand opening April
9, nearly nine years after the county bought the prop-
erty.
It is Manatee County's third nature preserve on
Manatee Avenue between the mainland and the Anna
Maria Island Bridge.
It is the perseverance, dedication and diligence
of Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County
Parks and Natural Resources Department that resulted
in all three preservation parks and he will likely
dedicate a fourth preserve, also on Perico Island,
within a year.
More than 200 people attended the opening cer-
emony and heard from various county officials, includ-

Holmes Beach plans tree
planting for Arbor Day
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification
Committee will celebrate National Arbor Day at
9:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at city hall, 5801 Marina
Drive.
The committee will hold introductions, fol-
lowed by an Arbor Day proclamation from the
mayor.
Florida Forest Service supervisor Mike Keegan
will deliver a statement and describe the tree to be
planted, a pond cypress.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep
Manatee Beautiful, will deliver a statement.
The public works department will plant the
tree at the edge of the swale near the skate park
and public restrooms, to the north of city hall.


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A sign directs visitors to the newly opened Neal
Preserve, 12301 Manatee Ave. W., Perico Island.
Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

ing Hunsicker, who opened the ceremony.
Hunsicker thanked developer Pat Neal and the
Neal family for donating $6.9 million of the $15.9
million purchase price. Manatee County paid $6 mil-
lion and a grant for $3 million completed the purchase
in July 2005.
That year, Pat Neal who has developed many
housing projects in Manatee County expressed an
interest to county officials in preserving the 120-acre
parcel on Sarasota Bay. Following several months of
negotiations, the purchase was agreed upon and the
Manatee County Commission approved funding.
Neal is a Manatee County native and former state
senator, who, in the 1970s, began a successful career in
condominium and home developments with W.,tliuy
Point and Moorings in Holmes Beach and the Whitney
Beach condos on Longboat Key.
Development of the preserve took some time as
the county acquired grants the past seven years to
improve the property for public use. Hunsicker said
nearly $800,000 in grants were obtained from 2006 to


2013 to create the nature trails, picnic pavilion, kayak
launchc, boardwalk and observation tower at the pre-
,' serve.
The preserve fronts on Sarasota Bay on the south
side of Manatee Avenue West and has trails leading
through the mangroves to the water's edge. It also has
a trail connecting it to the Robinson Preserve.
Additionally, Hunsicker said bird, fish and plant
preserves were developed. The preserve has a public
parking area of crushed shell and several port-o-lets.
The county also has developed the Robinson Pre-
serve on Manatee Avenue West/State Road 64, and the
Perico Island Preserve is under construction.
The Neal Preserve is open to the public at no
charge.


Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources direc-
tor Charlie Hunsicker and staff member Melissa
Nell at the April 9 grand opening of the Neal Pre-
serve on State Road 64 .i...t Avenue West


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Here it comes
The moment you've been waiting for is nearly
here. Whether it's to hear the cash register ring, to
quell the lines in traffic, or to celebrate your faith, it
is Easter week on Anna Maria Island.
Recently a couple of readers came forward in
defense of Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti -
and we assumed he could handle himself and his
gondola scheme.
One such letter is published here, asking us to
"get off his back."
While it's not exactly "the job," as a few folks
pointed out, it is one purpose of the weekly editorial
to express the editor's reflections the only place in
the whole newspaper where "our" opinion counts.
I often give a historical perspective, having lived
here almost 40 years, and seldom is it personal.
Well, who didn't get a laugh out of the mayor's
proposal to stick an open tram car on a wire attached
to a telephone pole and run it over the bay waters to
the beach loaded with people? Didn't everyone think
it was an April Fool's Day joke?
Didn't the kid-like drawings (costing the city
$2,500) tip you off?
If it's serious, then the mayor has confused a
Florida thrill ride an attraction with transpor-
tation. And for all the infrastructure required land
to both park and provide towers to board, supports
over the water and mechanical housing the cost
to ride would rival Space Mountain.
This week Eugene Wittry was moved to com-
ment on the mayor's folly. He's from the heart of the
Midwest, Peoria, Ill., and a winter resident of AMI.
He says he fell in love with the island at first
sight, especially Holmes Beach.
Wittry is worried a gondola ride would cause the
island to be "one more tourist trap" and he plans to
tell the mayor so at his April 16 gondola meeting at
city hall.
Wittry thinks the ride will attract more tourism,
and kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
While the mayor professes he's looking to solve
traffic problems, we agree, it doesn't suit our "old
Florida" culture any more than his idea for a park-
ing garage at the Manatee Public Beach. Both will to
attract more cars and people, as would his proposed
pavilion for concerts and flea markets.
And why not push instead to replace the fishing
pier we were promised by the county? It was a much
loved attraction at the public beach as much as the
rooftop dining and dancing of the past.
The beach is our jewel, and we thank Wittry and
folks like him for helping guard it. Bonner Joy


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Bad mistakes
There were two misstatements in The Islander
April 2 article about the settlement of John Agnelli's
lawsuit against me.
First, you stated, "The case was dismissed by
Agnelli with prejudice against Peelen." It is just the
opposite. A case that is dismissed "with prejudice"
means the plaintiff cannot raise the case again. It is
a measure that protects the defendant, in this case,
me.
Second, you stated that Mr. Agnelli's attorney
challenged my right to representation by the Florida
League of Cities by filing a complaint against me
with the Florida Ethics Commission. What he alleged
in the complaint is that I manipulated something or
someone to get the League of Cities to represent me.
The complaint is under investigation and I expect to
be exonerated.
Finally, I made a mistake and that mistake hurt
someone. I am and always have been sorry for that
mistake.
I admire Mr. Agnelli's recent donation to the
city of the small dog park shelter, and I hope he can
find an equally beneficial use for the $49,500 settle-
ment.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen
Editor's Note: As stated in the article, two courts
ruled in favor of John Agnelli's argument that Jean-
Peelen's defamatory remarks were made by her as
an individual, and not as a commissioner. Neither
the article or Agnelli elaborated on his claim to the
Florida F lii. Commission.

The Easter Grinch
All the fuss about music on a vacation island
that generates income from people who come to have
fun is ridiculous. If the complainers had the choice
of having their taxes raised 100 percent in lieu of a
little music at night, I suspect their Grinchful attitudes


would change.
"Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers ner-
vously drumming ... And then! Oh, the noise! Oh,
the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! That's one thing he
hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!" Dr.
Seuss.
The Grinch has taken over Anna Maria Island.
Amazing how a few (more than two, less than
five) cranky people can bully a tiny city and inspire
articles in the local paper.
Anna Maria Island is a vacation community.
These grinches may have forgotten that. Vacationers
like to have fun, which includes, for many, music and
dancing.
Every city service and public salary is supported
by taxes, including those paid by vacationers.
Let the music play. Let the businesses run the
way they need to for what too many call "evil profit."
What the whiners and complainers fail to see is it
keeps the taxes fl< i, in _.' which keeps the city coffers
flush. Don't the city officials know that?
Maybe, just maybe they'll come to their senses.
And just like the Grinch, take down the fences.
And what happened then? Well... on Anna Maria
Island they say, the Grinch's small heart grew three
sizes that day!
Mark Labriola, Anna Maria

Big thank you
A great big thank you goes to the city of Holmes
Beach for installing caution signs in the middle of
crosswalks.
As a non-driving resident of Holmes Beach, it
now is a little safer to cross major streets without the
fear of being run over by impatient drivers on their
way to nowhere important.
For those people who feel a little bit of road rage
when they have to slow down or, heaven forbid, stop,
I have a suggestion (at least one that is printable) for









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you.
Park you car for just one week, and find out
how easy it is to walk everywhere, while remaining
on the lookout for nerds driving on island streets.
Judy McClarren, Holmes Beach

No park? No name
Naming the no-man's land at the east end of
Pine Avenue "City Pier Park" is a mistake.
It does not come close to being a park.
It should more accurately be titled "Webb's
Folly," since Commissioner Chuck Webb person-
ally dismantled it.
Give credit where credit is due.
Rex Hagen, Anna Maria

Safer pedestrian crossings
Kudos to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill
Tokajer on the recent installation of additional
signs at pedestrian crossings in Holmes Beach.
I have noticed an immediate and positive
impact with cars stopping now for pedestrians and
bicyclists rather than continuing to cruise through
a crossing.
Perhaps Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach will
follow suit with the added safety measure.
Christine Steyer, Holmes Beach

Bridge talk resumes
Regarding the March 26 Islander opinion letter
from Herman Kruegle:
This person's letter just makes it more compel-
ling to build a bridge from north Longboat Key to
the mainland.


I too abhor the Longboat traffic contribution to
our local problems in Cortez.
Dave Schuckert, Cortez

Criticism not welcome
To: Bonner Joy, Islander publisher
You should be ashamed of yourself, regarding
Mayor Carmel Monti.
Your endless criticism is unfair, to say the least.
I know you will not print my letter because you are
only interested in your viewpoint, not what reason-
able people think.
Please, get off his back and let the man do his


Ed Saxe, Bradenton Beach


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10 years ago
Headlines from April 14, 2004
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told commission-
ers that the Island Baptist Church would allow the
city to use its meeting rooms as a temporary location
while renovations took place at city hall. The mayor
said the move would save the city the $15,000 cost
of renting an office trailer during the expected two-
month closure.
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Anna O'Brien
said voters should decide whether the mayor should
continue to vote on the commission or be the city's
administrator, without a vote on the commission.
O'Brien said the present form of city government
put the mayor in a difficult position of having to vote
on his or her own policies and plans.
Nick Easterling of Tidemark Lodge said he
asked a bankruptcy court to approve a $130,000
loan to the company to continue operations for three
months. The company went into bankruptcy in 2003
with debts totaling $5.2 million. Tidemark's site plan
for a 40-unit hotel/condo/restaurant at the Marina-
Gulf drives intersection was approved by Holmes
Beach Commissioners in August 2001, but Easterling
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Citizen asks Holmes Beach to improve Birdie Tebbetts Field


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident and Manatee West Hur-
ricanes Baseball team manager Andy Procter has big
plans for the future of the city's baseball field.
However, without funding, he has learned, the
plans may not come to fruition.
Last October, Procter proposed improvements to
Birdie Tebbetts Field and his plans were viewed favor-
ably by the Holmes Beach City Commission. But the
city declined to foot the bill.
Procter said he also sent his improvement plans,
along with an economic impact statement, to the Man-
atee County Tourist Development Council.
Mayor Carmel Monti told Procter he was doubtful
the TDC would provide funding and advised Procter to
speak with the city's human resource specialist Mary
Buonagura.
Buonagura said she is compiling materials to apply
for grants that could cover the cost of the improve-
ments, along with a staff report to present to city com-
missioners.
Procter said in late March he gave Buonagura the
application for a grant offered by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Fields for Kids campaign.
Procter said only the city can apply.
His call for improvements coincides with a notice
to the county sent March 17 by city attorney Patricia
Petruff a 120-day notice to the Manatee County


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The sign dedicated in 2008for the baseball field in
Holmes Beach was moved recently from the outfield
parking lot to the back of the dugout at Birdie Teb-
betts Field, behind the West Manatee Fire Rescue
Station 1 at 6001 Marina Drive. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy

Board of Commissioners to terminate the 1998 interlo-
cal agreement.
Under the agreement, Manatee County provided
funding for the construction and maintenance of the
field.
The recent addition of the dog park in the outfield,


resulted in the relocation of the Birdie Tebbetts Field
sign, and removal of the flagpole and scoreboard -
all donated to the city and dedicated when the field
opened. According to building department clerk Robyn
Kinkopf, public works will re-install the fixtures, but
there is yet no plan.
Procter's proposed improvements to the field sup-
port a larger goal: to hold an Anna Maria Fall Classic
baseball tournament. Procter wants to hold 10 week-
ends of youth baseball tournaments September to
December, leading up to an Anna Maria Fall Classic
championship.
The Manatee West team has been searching for a
field, and he thought of Holmes Beach because he and
several players' families live on Anna Maria Island.
"When do we need tourists? In the fall, when all
the restaurants and hotels are empty," he said.
Procter's economic impact statement estimates
each event would have a direct impact of at least
$18,000 "coming during the offseason, when most
city businesses would welcome the much needed rev-
enue."
Procter's proposed improvements include adding
15,000 square feet of sod, a movable pitcher's mound,
batting cages and a shell walkway to the restrooms. His
preliminary bid for the work is $25,800.
Procter said for the Anna Maria Fall Classic to be
possible, improvements to the field would need to be
made by August.


Bradenton Beach to replant roundabout on Arbor Day


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have a green
thumb when it comes to the Bridge Street gateway.
At their March 20 commission meeting, they unan-
imously decided to replant the roundabout at the inter-
section of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive with native
vegetation on April 25, National Arbor Day.
The vegetation will be similar to what exists now,
including five sabal palms 11-16 feet tall. Included
will be five coco plum, 16 counties, 32 saltmeadow
cordgrass, 39 gaillardia, three dune sun flower and 12
trailing blue porterweed plants.
The area was landscaped in 1993 and funded
with a community development block grant for street
improvement projects. At that time, the city planted a
multi-trunk date palm, which cost $10,000.
Over the years, disease and storms reduced the
vegetation and resulted in the date palm appearing


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unhealthy.
Ingrid McClellan, of the Bradenton Be


Waves Committee, said she hoped to complete the
project on Arbor Day last year, but had to go through
several steps to get the plan approved by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Replacing the roundabout vegetation was only
part of the proposed capital improvements project. The
city also wanted to replace a welcome sign at Cortez
Road and Gulf Drive, but ran into problems getting
approval.
Xu H Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby has been
.. trying to get the sign replaced for five years the
problem being that the location for maximum visibility
-- 1is on private property and a DOT right of way.
will ben- The commission recently abandoned that project
Photo: after the DOT changed its rules on sign placement,
which now calls for more red tape and more money.
Since the sign at the Cortez Road gateway has
been dropped from the city's CIP list, Cosby will
ach Scenic pursue replacing the sign at the south entrance to the
city at Coquina Beach.
That welcome sign is on property belonging to
SManatee County and Cosby said he's confident the
county will give approval for a bigger and better
sign.


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Anna Maria cell reception, tower still 8-9 months off


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Looks like cellphone users in Anna Maria may
have to cope with poor reception for another 8-9
months.
That's according to Kevin Barile of Florida Tower
Partners LLC and Ridan Industries, the companies con-
tracted by the commission to build the tower. Ridan
Industries is a subsidiary of Florida Tower.
Barile was at the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning
Board meeting April 1 to give members a progress
report, although tower construction won't begin any
time soon.
He said his company probably won't be ready to
apply for a building permit before July or August.
One problem for Barile is that the height of the
tower base must be above base flood elevation. Plans
for the base must be approved by the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency before any building permit
application is made.
Unfortunately for the city, it won't receive the
$350,000 one-time payment from Florida Tower until
the start of construction. Barile estimated that may be
in September or October.
"We might possibly be finished in late November
or early December," he said.
Barile stressed the meeting was for "informational
purposes only," and said the city should not count on
any specific start date of construction. The company is
moving forward with the project as rapidly as possible,
but a number of permits and inspections are needed,
and not just from the city, he said.


Kevin Barile of Florida Cell Tower Partners LLC,
the company building a cell tower in Anna Maria,
updates planning and zoning board members April
1. Pictured are P&Z members Jack Brennan, left,
and Margaret Jenkins. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Florida Tower has held a pre-application meeting
with building official Bob Welch, Mayor SueLynn
and public works supervisor George McKay, Barile
said, and many issues were resolved at that meet-
ing.
Verizon and AT&T are ready to put up their equip-
ment now, Barile said.
He said the companies call him at least every other
week to ask about the progress of the tower. "They are
ready to come to Anna Maria."
He showed board members two letters, one from
each company, inquiring about the progress of the
tower and committing the company to the tower.
"They are the two biggest in the industry. Once


they're up, Sprint, T-Mobile and others will follow,"
Barile added.
Anna Maria also is guaranteed a percentage of
gross revenues when the tower becomes operational.
That will be about $2,500 a month for the city treasury,
according to the contract. That percentage will increase
as more carriers are added and revenue increases,
Barile said.
Another problem for Barile is ensuring there will
be space for the carrier's equipment on the tower.
With the ever-increasing demand for live-stream-
ing video, that's a lot of equipment, he said, much more
than a cell tower would have had 10 years ago.
Live-streaming equipment is "intensive," and takes
up a lot of air frequency space, Barile said.
Additionally, the tower has to meet Federal Com-
munications Commission requirements that allow
anyone in Anna Maria to dial 911 without problems,
he said.
Barile said his "rough estimate" of the time frame
for the tower is for the company to return to the P&Z
board in June with an update, final engineering of the
site plan in July, application for a building permit as well
as the FEMA flood-plain assessment in August, and con-
struction to begin in late August or early September.
But that's in a perfect world, he told the board.
Barile and his partners want to begin construction
as soon as possible, and he's sure the city would like
the $350,000 as soon as possible.
"We are both in this together. We're partners in
this and we share the revenue. We want this up and
running as soon as you do," he said.


HB commission considers limiting events at city field


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
City field in Holmes Beach may host fewer events
in the future.
City commissioners listened to a report from
human resource specialist Mary Buonagura April 10
relating to city field and temporary use permits.
Buonagura put the report together with the help of
two focus groups, commission input and current-use
practices for the field.
The focus groups included promoters who have
held past events on the field. One group had five par-
ticipants, while the other had eight members, in what
Buonagura called a "productive information gathering
exchange."
The commission addressed suggested changes to
the fees required to use the field, including a $50 non-
refundable application fee, a $250-per-day-fee and a
$500 refundable deposit for all events.
Use of city field now costs $250 per event and a
$500 refundable deposit is only required for events
where alcohol is served.
Buonagura reported the focus groups supported
the fee changes.
The commission and the focus groups also sup-
ported limiting the use of city field to charitable groups
benefiting Anna Maria Island.
Buonagura said signage should be provided at
events explaining what charity benefits from the event
and the percentage of the proceeds from the event that
go to the nonprofit.
Buonagura also presented a list of concerns
brought up by focus group participants, including:
Traffic congestion that negatively impact the
events.
Expense of trash pickup.
Lack of lighting in winter months.
A complex temporary-use permit.
To help ease congestion, CrossPointe Fellowship,
8605 Gulf Drive, offered the use of its parking lot
during events.
Commissioner Pat Morton is working with Mana-
tee County transit officials on a free shuttle between
the lot and the field, and transit officials plan to first
review the sites.
One of the participants in the focus groups said
trash pickup costs the promoters $500, according to
Buonagura, although Waste Management has agreed to
provide free dumpster service for charitable events.
"If the city can provide trash pickup free of charge


to the organization, and it's free of charge to the city,
it's win-win," Buonagura said.
The commission declined to pursue lighting for the
field, suggesting that event promoters either provide
lights or end the event before the sun sets.
"All of this is only for your consideration. It is only
the report from the focus group," said Buonagura.
The commission aligned with the focus group
report, with the exception of the lighting, and moved
to possible limitations.
Commissioner Marvin Grossman said, "It just
seems like there's an awful lot of them," referring to
the number of events hosted on the field.
The commission agreed to consider limiting events
to two per month, although city attorney Patricia
Petruff cautioned that, if limitations are set, they must
be very clear.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino offered an
example of defining the length of events.
"What if they rent the field for a week, and have


an event on both weekends?" he asked. "That's one
event, but takes up two weekends."
Morton voiced concerns about setting limitations
too quickly. He said planners often schedule events a
year or more in advance.
However, city clerk Stacey Johnston said permits
aren't issued until six weeks before an event.
"I'm concerned we're going to be losing some
local nonprofits if others beat them to the punch," said
Zaccagnino.
"That's why we should start in 2016," said Com-
missioner Jean Peelen.
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth asked Buo-
nagura and Johnston to look at the past three years of
event bookings to see if the limitations would accom-
modate local charities.
Further discussion of city field uses was added to
the agenda of the next work session, which will be at
7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at city hall, 5801 Marina
Drive.

Volunteers plant
native plants at
one of 14 lakes in
Perico Bay Club
being restored by
the Perico Bay
Club Lakes Com-
mittee. Volunteers
planted 1,200
plants March 22.
- Islander Photo:
Courtesy Kevin
McBride


Perico Bay Club project goes native
Perico Bay Club held a shoreline planting party The volunteers were assisted by Russ Hoffman of
at the condominium development March 22, planting Beautiful Ponds.
1,200 native species of plants around a lake in their The goal is to provide a filter-zone to slow runoff
community, into the lakes that could include grass clippings, sedi-
The project is an environmentally friendly ments, fertilizer and pesticides.
improvement on vegetation surrounding one of 14 The project provided a demonstration of plant
lakes the group plans to replenish, species for residents to choose what they want to see
Ninety-one volunteers installed aquatic, shoreline around their lakes.
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The Anna Maria Garden Club will conclude its
2013-14 of programs with a "Fun with Flowers" pre-
sentation by Joanne White.
The meeting will be at noon Wednesday, April 23,
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Also at the meeting, club vice president Zan Fuller
will distribute awards to representatives of Anna Maria
and Bayshore elementary schools, Annie Silver Com-
munity Center and the local Audubon Society.
The club will resume with an Oct. 15 meeting.
For more information, call Mary Manion at 941-
778-2607.
Art league hosts oil class
The Anna Maria Island Art League with offer a
course in painting portraits using oils. The instructor
will be Roland Rodriquez, who will teach on "renais-
sance techniques, proportion and composition."
The class will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.
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Island artists honored
Three Holmes Beach artists recently
received awards in the Florida Suncoast
Watercolor Society exhibit at the Longboat
Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Drive,
Longboat Key. The local winning artists are
Wendell Graham in the Signature Member
Aqueous Exhibit with an honorable mention
and Cheryl Jorgensen in that category with
a first place. Jorgensen received an honor-
able mention in the Open Transparent cat-
egory, as did Roger Rockefeller. The exhibit
continues through April 26.


Village of the Arts to hold
brunch, fashion show
Village of the Arts enthusiasts will set the patio
tables at Restaurante Ortygia for the 13th annual Arts
and Fashion Show Brunch, which will take place Sat-
urday, April 19.
The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the restaurant,
S1418 13th St. W., Bradenton.
Tables will be decorated with works by village
artists and village restaurants will contribute to the
brunch menu.
The cost to attend is $35 per person.
For more information, call Vicki Rollo at 941-302-
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By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
"The naked couple came running out of the hotel
covered in fire extinguisher foam.
"Which didn't attract much attention in Fort Lau-
derdale."
New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey
opened his newest novel with the wit, hilarity and
sordid details his readers have come to expect.
He held a talk and book-signing March 29 at the
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Dorsey, who lives in Tampa, talked about and
signed copies of his newest novel, "Tiger Shrimp
Tango." He spoke to fans about the motivations and
idiosyncrasies of his main character, Serge Storms, and
the distractible sidekick, Coleman.
Dorsey speaks with the same cadence of Serge,
who rambles in a disconnected and undeniably enter-
taining fashion.
Dorsey described Serge as an "accidental creation,
a larger than life, highly intelligent that borders on
criminal insanity" character.
"I only had so much plot, and had so much Flo-
ridiana," he said.
Dorsey described himself as having a wealth of
Florida knowledge, and it shows in his writing.
More than 20 people attended the talk and book-
signing.
Dorsey graduated from Auburn University in
Alabama in 1983. He became the general assign-
ment reporter at The Tampa Tribune in 1987, and also
worked as a political reporter in the Tribune's Tallahas-
see bureau and as a copy editor.
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Cheers to Spann
Cortez resident Susanna Spann learned that her
painting, "'Round Midnight," was accepted into
the American Watercolor Society's annual compe-
tition at the Salmagunda Club in New York City.
Spann is a member of AWS, as well as a member
of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida
Watercolor Society. l, and her daughter planned to
attend the competition this month.

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He was the Tribune's night metro editor 1994-
1999. He left the paper in August 1999 to work full-
time on the adventures of Serge Storms.
Dorsey published his first novel, "Florida Road-
kill," in 1999 and his next novel is due out in January
2015.


Food and Wine on Pine
set for May 3
The fourth annual Food and Wine on Pine is
set for Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on Anna
Maria's east-west main street.
Organizers expect more than 25 restaurants to
participate in the culinary celebration, as well as
makers and servers of craft beers and fine wines.
Island restaurant owner Ed Chiles established
Food and Wine in 2011 as part of the celebration
for the centennial of the Anna Maria City Pier.
Actors will stroll Pine Avenue portraying early
island inhabitants and more than 30 musical per-
formances are planned.
Also, work by local artists will be featured in
an outdoor art show and organizers will set up a
children's activity area, including a "Tom Sawyer"
fence for children to paint.
New this year is a Kentucky Derby tent -
Pine Avenue Downs where people can watch
the derby, find chance "betting" for prizes, enter
a derby hat contest and more.
Admission to Food and Wine, expected to
draw 10,000 people, will be $2 for those 12 and
older. Food and beverage tickets will be sold for
$2 each.
Organizers said proceeds from Food and
Wine will benefit local art and children's charities,
including Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Cultural Connections, the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria, the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, the
Historical Society of Anna Maria and the Anna
Maria Island Preservation Trust.
For more information, contact Caryn Hodge
at 941-778-8705 or chodge@chilesgroup.com, or
go online to www.foodandwineonpine.com.


Democrats host
intelligence expert
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will dis-
cuss the crisis in Ukraine during a program at Manna-
tees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The program will begin at 11:45 a.m. Monday,
April 21/
The speaker will be Sasha Taurke, who grew up
in Kiev, holds advanced degrees in comparative gov-
ernment from University of California-Berkeley and
Fordham University. He was a career U.S. military
intelligence officer and a senior fellow in the Institute
for Strategic Studies at the National Defense Univer-
sity.
The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15.
For more information, call Bill McGrath at 941-
761-4017.


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Thursday, April 17
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Friday, April 18
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Saturday, April 19
9 a.m. Easter egg hunt, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.
9 a.m. Easter celebration on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-8710.
7:58 p.m. Official sunset time.
Sunday, April 20
Today is Easter.
6:30 a.m. The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island's 50th
annual Easter Sunrise Service, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Cafe opens at 6 a.m. Trolley runs start at 6
a.m. Information: 941-748-8122.
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Tuesday, April 22
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Wednesday, April 23
8 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off-island
Thursday, April 17
5 p.m. Main Street Live with Off Shore Riot reggae and
rock band, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-
350-8563.

Friday, April 18
10 a.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Children's Parade and
Party in the Park, Lamb and Sutton Parks, Sixth Street West,
Palmetto.

Saturday, April 19
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. -Annual De Soto Landing, De Soto
National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Information: 941-792-0458.

Sunday, April 20
6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service, Riverwalk, downtown
Bradenton. Information: 941-350-8563.

Monday, April 21
11:45 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch
meeting with talk by intelligence expert Sasha Taurke, Mannatees
Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: Bill
McGrath at 941-761-4017.

Tuesday, April 22
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Musical
and Fashion Show, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto.

Coming up
April 25, National Arbor Day.
*April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
May 3, Food and Wine on Pine, Anna Maria.
May 4, Island Wedding Festival, islandwide.

Save the date
May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina
Beach.
June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.
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Through...
April 18-20, Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival, Ken
Thompson Park, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sara-
sota. Information: 941-388-2355.
Through Easter, Lenten Soup Suppers, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
1813.
Through April 23, Cuba Awakening exhibit, contemporary and
folk art from Eastern Cuba, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.
Through April 27, "Greater Tuna," Manatee Players, Manatee
Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Information: 941-748-5875.
Through April, Music in the Park, Bradenton Riverwalk, water-
front, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.
Through May 7, St. Stephens Visual Arts Third Conservatory
Exhibit, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
Through May 15, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 FirstAve. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
888-674-0107.
Through May 24, Embracing Our Differences outdoor art
exhibit, Riverwalk, 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.
First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-3209.
First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
3209.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131.
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club
meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Thursday
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street,
Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Thursday, 1 p.m., Coffee and Conversation for Seniors, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1908.
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-
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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.

Monday
Monday, 12:30 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 and a change of season.
Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates
to schedules, to calendar@islander.org. Also, if you coordinate
events for your group, please let The Islander know of any changes
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De Soto Heritage Festival
parade April 26
Manatee County's annual spring celebration,
the De Soto Heritage Festival, continues Friday,
April 18, with a children's parade and party in
Palmetto.
The parade lines up at the Manatee County
Fairgrounds in Palmetto and, at 10 a.m., proceeds
south on 10th Avenue West from 15th Street to
Fifth Street, ending at Sutton Park.
On Sunday, April 20, the festival's sun-
rise Easter service will take place at the Mosaic
Amphitheater on Bradenton's Riverwalk.
The festival continues with:
The Musical and Fashion Show featuring the
queen's court at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at
the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto.
The De Soto Ball at 8 p.m. Friday, April 25,
at the convention center.
The De Soto Grand Parade at 6:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, April 26. Starting at Manatee High School,
the parade route goes west on Ninth Avenue, north
along 39th Street West to Manatee Avenue and
then turns east toward downtown Bradenton to
Ninth Street West.
Islanders can expect traffic delays if traveling
through Bradenton on Manatee Avenue during the
grand parade.

De Soto National Memorial
re-enacts landing
The De Soto National Memorial is the sight
of a re-enactment of the landing of Hernando de
Soto on Saturday, April 19.
Activities will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at
the memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway,
Bradenton.
The event will feature weapons displays, dem-
onstrations, a "walk through time" and a re-enact-
ment of the landing, with De Soto's boats making
landfall and claiming La Florida for Spain.
Landing re-enactments are scheduled for 10
a.m. and 1 p.m.
For more information, call the memorial at
941-792-0458.


Small craft fest planned
Sailing enthusiasts will find retro, restored and rad
boats at the 2014 Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Fes-
tival set for April 18-20 at Sarasota's Ken Thompson
Park.
The event will begin Friday, April 18, with a dinner
at the hosting Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken
Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota.
On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, there
will be boating displays, as well as access to the club-
house. Also, April 19, the squadron will serve a lasagna
dinner the cost will be $5 per person.
For more information, call the squadron at 941-
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Easter Sunday arrives with beachfront sunrise service


Easter Sunday will arrive April 20 with a celebra-
tion on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Holmes
Beach.
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island's annual
Easter Sunrise Service will take place at 6:30 a.m. at
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive.
The annual service draws more than 1,000 people
to the beach.
The Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will be open
at 6 a.m. for the early worship. Also, the island trolley
will be in operation at 6 a.m.
Organizers suggest attendees bring blankets and
chairs for comfort, because the beach can be chilly
at dawn.
The Rev. Sung Lee of Roser Memorial Community
Church will deliver the invocation.
The Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Com-


munity Church will deliver the morning's sermon,
titled "Good News."
The Revs. Dee Ann de Montmollin of the Episco-
pal Church of Annunciation and Rosemary Backer of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will share Easter Scrip-
ture.
The Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe Fellowship will
give the offertory prayer and the Rev. Michael Mullen
of St. Bernard Catholic Church will give the benedic-
tion.
Daniel Paul Anzaldo, accompanied by Drew
Thomas will provide the music.
Collections at the service are shared among the six
island churches and support charitable work in Mana-
tee County.
For more information, call Kiwanis president
David Miner at 941-748-8122.


The Easter service at the Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, begins at about
6:30 a.m. April 20. Islander File Photo


Anna Maria Island churches plan Easter celebrations, services


The six churches on Anna Maria Island are cel-
ebrating Holy Week with services and other events.
Maundy Thursday is April 17.
Good Friday is April 18.
Easter is April 20.
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m.
Easter service will be at 9 a.m.
For information, call 941-778-0719.
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is marking Holy Week
with Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. through April
16.
There will be a Maundy Thursday service, includ-
ing the washing of feet, at 7 p.m. April 17. After the
service, the Vigil in the Garden will begin.
At noon April 18, the Good Friday service begins
with meditations on the Seven Last Words by members
of the parish, both clergy and lay.
On Easter Sunday, the first service of Holy Eucha-
rist Rite I, begins at 7:30 a.m. There will be a Festival
Eucharist Rite II with music at 9 a.m.
After that service, there will be telling of the Easter


story and an Easter egg hunt about 10:15 a.m.
The final service is another Festival Eucharist Rite
II with music at 11 a.m.
For information, call 941-778-1638.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will observe Holy Thursday with Com-
munion and a stripping of the altar at 7 p.m.
There will be a noon service and a 7 p.m. Tenebrae
(Service of Darkness) on Good Friday.
On Easter Sunday, there will be festival worship
at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Between the Easter services, the church will serve
brunch and hold an Easter egg hunt.
For more information, call 941-778-1813.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church
Ave., Bradenton Beach, holds service on Sundays at
9:30 a.m., according to the church website.
For more information, call 941-779-1912.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, will observe Maundy Thursday
with a 7 p.m. service in the chapel a celebration of
the Lord's Supper and special music by flautist Mary
Deur.
On Good Friday, there will be a noon service
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The observance on Good Friday Passion of Our
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On Holy Saturday, there will be an Easter Vigil
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On Easter Sunday, there will be a Mass at 8:30
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The fare-free island trolley operated by the Mana-
tee County Area Transit will maintain its normal oper-
ating hours on Easter Sunday, which is April 20.
An MCAT press notice stated trolleys will depart
at 6 a.m. Easter Sunday from both ends of the trol-
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and from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Both
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 16, 2014 0 15-A

Easter brings finale, new beginning for church organist


By Lynne Stewart
Islander Reporter
From across the room, she's the organist. She's
been playing music for the Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church in Bradenton Beach for 22 years.
A familiar face.
KLean in closer and get a good
look to find an elegant and charming
woman, former concert pianist and
y90-year-old proud grandmother of
two boys who take after her, musi-
cally speaking.
Simches She is Betty Simches. She's lived
in the city of Anna Maria for decades.
Her late husband, Ray, was mayor of Anna Maria -
well known and beloved.
Simches' last day playing music at the small and
comfortable neighborhood church is Easter Sunday.
When asked why she's decided to retire as organist
- and director of the choir her answer is a little sur-
prising.
"I've never been friendly on the surface," she says.
"I haven't had time to stop and talk with people. I've
been constantly m ini,. busy.
"It's time to smell the roses and have tea with my
neighbors."
Simches says her mother lived to be 101, so she
feels certain she's got some time to catch up with
some of life's pleasures she may have missed in recent


years.
"I'm going to take this time for t ,ini_',. for some
personal time, to stop and visit."
Simches arrived at the Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church after years of performing as an accom-
plished concert pianist. She attended the Eastman
School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Until the pain of
arthritis grounded her, the piano was her instrument of
choice.
When she switched to the organ out of necessity,
she says she found an "enrichment of music" she didn't
expect.
"I was not raised on hymns. I didn't know the
hymns we sing at the church," she says. ly work was
very advanced. But once I was introduced to hymns, I
fell in love with them. When God shuts one door, He
really does open a window."
Simches says the people at the church are sweet
and kind. "It's been a lovely experience."
Included in future plans is family time with her
daughters and grandsons. Noah Doden attends Vassar
College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Raffi Doden is a
cellist with the Boston Youth Symphony. \ ly young-
est daughter is a violinist. I plan on going back to the
piano, I'd like us to play together," Simches says.
With all the focus on Simches' musical talents, her
primary life's work might go unmentioned.
"I am a psychologist. I worked with kids." One
of her jobs was to "teach teachers with emotionally


disturbed students."
She holds a doctoral degree in ]p,1 hi, 1< ,,.'v.
Betty and Ray Simches arrived on Anna Maria
Island in the 1980s when she began seeking a home
where her mother could live as well.
"I fell in love with the west coast. I was in Key
Biscayne before. I began looking for a duplex in Siesta
Key, but it was fortuitous that I found Anna Maria.
"I've been here ever since."

Easter arrives on the avenue
In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it?
Head over to Pine Avenue on Saturday, April 19,
for the annual pre-Easter celebration.
The Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will
host the 28th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. Satur-
day, April 19.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30
a.m. and the Easter Bunny will greet people.
After the hunt, the Easter Bunny will lead chil-
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sponsored by Pine Avenue Restoration, including an
egg roll contest and bonnet contests.
Those celebrating on Pine Avenue can expect live
music, snacks and refreshments, bonnet contests for
children and adults, photo opportunities with the Easter
Bunny and an egg roll.
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16-A 0 APRIL 16, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

New Holmes Beach safety improvements receive positive feedback


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer's efforts
to improve road safety are meeting with mostly posi-
tive feedback.
Tokajer gave a report to the city commission April
8 regarding the new middle-of-the-road crosswalk
signs and speed cushions.
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said she
received one complaint regarding the speed cushions
and two complaints concerning the crosswalk signs.
However, Tokajer reported mostly positive feed-
back, saying some people praised the safety steps.
The speed cushions were placed on Key Royale
Drive in front of Mayor Carmel Monti's house as a test
location. The cushions are rated at 25 mph, the same


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Monti reported he noticed traffic moving slower
on Key Royale Drive, which is a positive.
"I've gotten a lot of calls and emails of people
saying, 'Thank God someone finally did something,'"
Monti said.
Tokajer said if the cushions are effective, it's pos-
sible more will be placed in problem areas.
Tokajer said he plans to place four more cross-
walks signs on roadways.
The complaints received by Titsworth regarding


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission authorized
city planner Bill Brisson to consult with the repre-
sentative of property owners seeking a rezoning on
Holmes Boulevard.
Monica Simpson, working with Ross Built
Construction Co. client Lizzie Lus Retreat LLC,
requested a consultation with Brisson in March, with
Lizzie Lus Retreat paying any applicable fees.
The applicant is asking to rezone the property
from its current residential 2 (duplex) zoning to com-
mercial 3, which would allow the proposed redevel-
opment of the building using the mixed-use overlay
that was implemented in the commercial zone.
Brisson asked the commission March 25 if the
meeting would be appropriate, but the commission,
at that time, suggested Brisson should not meet with
Simpson without a city employee in attendance.
However, neither city attorney Patricia Petruff
nor public works superintendent Tom O'Brien
attended the March 25 meeting, and their attendance
April 8 resulted in different advice.
"I think it's incumbent of the city to make our
staff available," said Petruff.
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meet with the city planner, even after a staff report
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the signs included the number of them and motor-
ists' responses to them. Apparently some motorists are
stopping at the crosswalks when there are no pedestri-
ans.
Tokajer said as motorists get used to the new signs
they should recognize not to stop when there are no
pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino said he's noticed
people driving more ,"1,, 1 \ lhi 'ugh the crosswalk near
28th Street.
"It's making people pay attention," he said.


Brisson's April 2 report at the public hearing was
not favorable to the rezone, and Simpson requested
a continuance to amend the application.
"They want to re-evaluate their application. It
seems to me allowing them to speak with (Brisson)
would be part of their due process," O'Brien said.
"They're trying to pitch another alternative to us,
and I think it's important for our staff to be able to
respond to that."
O'Brien went on to explain that Brisson's time
consulting with the applicant would be billed by the
city, not Brisson. The applicant is paying the city for
Brisson's time, not paying Brisson as an independent
consultant.
Brisson's consulting fee would be billed against
the applicant's deposit, according to O'Brien.
Simpson said she planned to present her amended
application to the city by May 7. Brisson will review
it and make his recommendation to the planning
commission, and the commission will have a week
to review the materials before it next meets.
l\ ki\ we should have talked to them before
this process, so now they have the opportunity," said
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth.
The rezoning hearing was continued to the next
planning commission meeting, which will be at 7
p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Holmes Beach City
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 16, 2014 U 17-A

Holmes Beach approves Bobcat, puts pressure on Mainsail


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners worked through a
number of unresolved issues April 8, approving the
purchase of a backhoe, addressing parking problems
at Mainsail Lodge, accepting deeded property from
Hugh Holmes Sr. and approving an HVAC company
for city maintenance.
Most items had previously been visited by com-
missioners.
The purchase of a Bobcat came before the commis-
sion March 25 and Commissioner Jean Peelen asked
Mayor Carmel Monti to find an alternative to fund the
Bobcat. The Bobcat is being partly funded by $20,000
from the Grassy Point Preserve fund.
Monti said there wasn't an alternative and added:
"the Bobcat is much more important and we don't have
a plan for improvements at Grassy Point to fund."
The Bobcat is being purchased for public works
to improve drainage by clearing swales and ditches.
In order to move the money from the Grassy Point
fund, a resolution was required.
"If we find something to do with Grassy Point we
could make the resolution again and put money back,"
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said.
City treasurer Lori Hill wrote in an email March
26 to Monti for clarification regarding the Grassy Point
funds.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino suggested creat-
ing a line-item budget dedicated to the preserve fund,
so the funding would have a dedicated use.
"We don't have a line item for special funds,"
Zaccagnino said. "There hasn't been a big push for
something and nothing has been done for the past 10
years.
Commissioner Marvin Grossman, who sits on the
parks and beautification committee, said the chair has
asked committee members to conceptualize a plan for
Grassy Point so they could make recommendations to
the mayor regarding improvements.
Human resource specialist Mary Buonagura said
she has been asked by Monti to meet with "interested
citizens" on developments at Grassy Point. She said
she is meeting with a "citizens committee" April 15

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and will produce a staff report from the meeting to be
presented to the commission.
It wasn't announced how the committee of citizens
would be appointed.
"Last year there were no budget adjustments. This
Bobcat was such an important one. We don't take any
of this lightly," said Monti.
Commissioner Jean Peelen moved to approve the
purchase and Commissioner Pat Morton seconded. The
approval passed 5-0.
Superintendent of public works Tom O'Brien
updated the commission on the Mainsail Lodge build-
ing permit and the current parking problems resulting
from charter boat businesses operating at the marina.
Slips at the marina have been rented out to busi-
nesses and proper parking for those businesses have
not been provided, Titsworth said.
"They're using neighboring businesses for park-
ing and I think it's unfair to those businesses," said
Titsworth.
O'Brien said the permitting process is not proac-
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James Gill. Islander Photo:
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attempted to contact Mainsail April 8.
He told the commission he could revoke the slip
rentals at the marina if Mainsail does not comply with
parking requirements.
City clerk Stacey Johnston said there are currently
at least five businesses operating out of the marina
without a business license. The review and approval
of those licenses has been on hold due the parking
issue.
O'Brien said he would give Mainsail Lodge an
ultimatum: Move forward or code enforcement will
take action on the infractions.
The commission agreed the ultimatum was the best
way for O'Brien to proceed.
O'Brien said he will meet with Mainsail architect
Brian Check, city planner Bill Brisson and the fire
chief April 23 to review a parking site plan.
"That will get things m, n, in." he said.



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18-A 0 APRIL 16, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

State, victim 'determined' to see case go to trial


By Lynne Stewart
Islander Reporter
It's been almost five years since Joseph Edmund
Chiquet was arrested and charged with sex crimes
involving a 15-year-old girl.
This week, for the second time
since his arrest, the Bradenton Beach
man has been placed into a state
mental institution, deemed incompe-
tent to stand trial.
Assistant State Attorney Anthony
Chiquet DaFonseca said Judge Charles Rob-
erts found Chiquet incompetent to
stand trial on hearing a doctor's testimony at an April
9 court hearing.
While it seems like a blow to the prosecution of
Chiquet, DaFonseca said last time Chiquet was com-
mitted, his competency was restored in a matter of
weeks and he returned to jail.
Boater rescued
By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
A boater was rescued March 29 after his sailboat
capsized due to rough conditions south of Longboat
Key Pass.
Around 3:20 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard at Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water and
an overturned vessel in the Gulf of Mexico around the
5100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The vessel was last seen 2 nautical miles south of
Longboat Key Pass in the Gulf, the report said.
The victim was staying at White Sands Beach
Resort on Longboat Key and rented an 8-foot sailboat
for an afternoon on the water. However, not long after
he launched the vessel he ran into trouble due to red
flag conditions gusts of wind, high seas and a rip
current, according to Longboat Key Fire Rescue Chief
Paul B. Dezzi.
A Manatee County Sheriff's Office marine unit was
dispatched and spotted the man in the water waving


Manatee County court records show page after
page of documents referring to continuances, motions
for competency hearings, sealed competency results,
testimony of doctors, court dates set for trial and trial
dates canceled.
It's been ongoing for five years. As a result, Chi-
quet has remained in jail awaiting trial longer than
most defendants.
He was arrested in 2009 by Bradenton Beach
police. His charges include multiple counts of lewd
and lascivious sexual battery on a child 12-15 years;
possessing child pornography; promoting sexual per-
formance by a child; and promoting the sexual perfor-
mance by a child in a movie or photograph.
In addition, Chiquet's bond was revoked on his
original arrest in 2010 after he allegedly attempted
to coerce a woman to say she was the female who
appeared in the photos, offering her $10,000 to make
the claim. She told prosecutors she listened to his offer,
by marine units
his hands in the air, the report said.
Dezzi said the man was only in the water for about
15 minutes before he was picked up by the MCSO.
"He was wearing a lifejacket," Dezzi said, "and
the jacket saved him from going under."
The MCSO marine deputy lowered the dive door
on the stern of his vessel and deployed a soft flotation
device attached to a rope. The man was able to hold
onto the device and deputies pulled him aboard.
The victim was uninjured, although he was taken
to the Manatee County Marine Rescue Division Head-
quarters, 2651 Gulf Drive South, where EMS exam-
ined him. He was released a short time later.
The U.S. Coast Guard eventually found the boat in
the Gulf near the middle of Longboat Key, and towed


it to the resort, Dezzi said.


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but never intended to do what he asked. Chiquet was
again arrested in September 2010, charged with wit-
ness tampering. He faces an additional charge of con-
tempt of court relating to the original arrest.
DaFonseca said he is the third prosecuting attorney
who has been assigned the case. Prior to his assign-
ment, Chiquet was offered a plea deal of 20 years.
It was rejected.
DaFonseca said despite the delays, he remains
focused on the prosecution of Chiquet.
"We absolutely intend to see this case go to trial.
Myself, our office, the victim, Judge Roberts, we are
pretty much determined that we will get the case to
trial this year," DaFonseca said Friday.
If Chiquet is deemed competent to stand trial, he
will be transferred back to the Manatee County jail
where he will remain without bond.
A call placed to Chiquet's attorney by The Islander
was not returned.

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phone service
The city of Holmes Beach has added two phone
numbers to its call center.
The police department added a direct line for ser-
vice: 941-778-COPS (2677).
And a new citizen action line rings directly to
human resource specialist Mary Buonagura. Her
number corresponds to the city's street address, 5801
Marina Drive. It is 941-778-5801.
Buonagura also is compiling a list to email resi-
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alerts and event announcements.
Residents can submit email addresses to Buo-
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 16, 2014 U 19-A

Stabbing suspect faces additional charges


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
A man arrested after allegedly stabbing a woman
multiple times March 15 in the Holmes Beach apart-
ment they shared with another man now faces addi-
tional charges after the victim reported finding a
homemade weapon in the apartment.
Andrew Helderman, 23, 300 block of Clark
Drive, now faces new charges of making or discharg-
ing a destructive device and possession of a firearm
and ammunition by a felon in addition to the charges
of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree
murder.
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Attempted murder charge was
dropped March 31 and replaced with
the first-degree attempted murder
charge because officials now believe
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Helderman also injured his male roommate in the
March 15 attack.
The attorney representing Helderman, Franklin
Roberts, entered a plea of not guilty to all charges
and requested a jury trial.
According to the HBPD police report, the 31 -year-
old victim discovered the "bangstick" capable of
firing a 12-gauge shotgun round while moving out
of the apartment.
She was released from the hospital after recover-
ing from a series of lacerations she suffered during
the stabbing. She is planning a move to Tampa.
HBPD Officer Steve Ogline stopped by the apart-
ment March 20 when he noticed the tailgate of a
vehicle parked at the residence was open.
The woman showed Ogline a weapon that, accord-
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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office assisted the
HBPD in determining if the device was operational.
It is made of metal tubing, vacuum cleaner parts
and electrical tape, and was determined to be capa-
ble of firing a bullet when packed with gunpowder,
according to the report.
Helderman is a felon who served six years in
prison in Glades County. He was convicted of bat-
tery on a detention officer, false imprisonment,
criminal mischief, grand theft auto, escape from a
juvenile detention facility and aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. He is prohibited from owning
a gun.
Helderman is being held at the Manatee County
jail on a $174,000 bond.
According to the court website, the arraignment
scheduled for April 11 at the Manatee County Judi-
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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
April 5,500 block of Gulf Drive North, disorderly
intoxication. A Bradenton man was arrested around
10:45 a.m. He was yelling obscenities and confron-
tational. He was taken to Manatee County jail. Bond
information was not available.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
April 4, 11900 block of Cortez Road, battery
and drug arrest. A Bradenton man faces charges of
battery and possession of not more than 20 grams of
marijuana. He allegedly hit a family member. When
he was searched by a deputy, a Skoal can containing
marijuana was found in his back pocket. He was taken
to Manatee County jail, where he was held on a $2,500
bond.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Holmes Beach
April 6, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, warrant
arrest. A 20-year-old Wimauma man was arrested on
an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop. HBPD
conducted the stop after an officer reported he saw a
passenger in the vehicle drinking a beer. The passenger
also was issued a citation for underage drinking and
open container.
April 6, 100 block of Willow Ave., found prop-
erty. Several items were turned over to the HBPD,
including a credit card.
April 4, 5410 Marina Drive,D.Coy Ducks, viola-
tion of probation arrest. A 67-year-old Holmes Beach
man was arrested for allegedly violating his probation.
He was originally charged with DUI in 2013. He was
taken to the Manatee County jail and held on a $2,500
bond.
March 22, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, theft.
A red Trek 3700 bicycle was stolen from the park-
ing garage of a residence around 8 p.m.. The victim
said his bicycle lock had been cut. The HBPD officer
noted that the suspect had tried to cut the lock of
another bicycle on the same bicycle rack but was


unsuccessful.
March 28, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, theft.
An unknown suspect used a stolen credit card to
rent a room Feb. 4-5. The total amount charged was
$187.97.
March 27, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, petty theft.
A Schwinn bicycle was stolen from a bicycle rack
sometime between 9 a.m. and noon. The victim told
HBPD that it was not locked.
March 24, 100 block of 52nd Street, theft. A
beach cruiser was stolen from the backyard of a home
around 7 p.m. The victim had rented the bicycle while
on vacation. The bike was later located by the rental
company.
March 24,4100 block of Sixth Avenue, battery. A
16-year-old boy was arrested around 11 p.m. after he
allegedly hit a relative in the back of the head during
an argument.
March 23,3200 block of East Bay Drive, intoxi-
cation. HBPD officers responded around midnight to
a report that an intoxicated man was asking people for
money in the Walgreens parking lot. The man told the
officer he was homeless and needed a ride to Braden-
ton. The officer took him to the Salvation Army.
March 22, 6400 block of Gulf Drive, warrant.
A man was arrested on an outstanding warrant during
a traffic stop around 11 a.m. He was sitting in the
passenger side of the car and attempted to flee, but
was located a couple blocks away and taken into cus-
tody.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra-
tives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.



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


Gertrude 'Trudy' Price Horigan
Gertrude "Trudy" Price Horigan, 78, died April 7.
She was born July 26, 1935.
She met John Horigan in high school 63 years ago
and they married in 1957. They moved from Winter
Haven to Anna Maria Island in 1998 and became active
in the community. She was a creative person and was
able to express her love of the arts
through the Monday Painters. She
bought and sold sewing goods
and textiles from various parts of
the world at different venues on
the island. She enjoyed antiquing
and world travels to visit kids and
Horigan grandkids.
Mrs. Horigan was committed to
service, assisting, learning and contributing in the art
community, All Island Denominations, both Roser
Memorial Community Church and its thrift store,
Cultural Connections, Our Daily Bread and Boa Sis-
terhood of Chapter 114.
She took time everyday to visit the beach and take
in the sun and the sand. She sent all her family updates
and cards proclaiming her joy of living on Anna Maria
Island.
A celebration of life and memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Memorial donations may be made to Roser Church,
P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Mrs. Horigan is survived by her devoted husband
of 56 years, John; children Aileen, Kerry, James, Garret
and Margaret; and 14 grandchildren.

Edith 'Marion' Kennedy
Edith "Marion" Kennedy, 97, of Bradenton and
formerly of Holmes Beach, died March, 25. She was
a longtime resident of Holmes Beach, having moved
there in 1973 from White Plains, N.Y. She had moved
to Freedom Village two years ago.
She was a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute
and New York University with a degree in psychol-
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sought an active role and joined the Women Airforce
Service Pilots, a former U.S. Army Air Corp unit. She
trained in Sweetwater, Texas, flying military aircraft
to relieve male pilots for active combat roles. After
the war, she continued her service as a member of
the Civil Air Patrol in New York, providing instruc-
tion in m.t,,1i'l"_.'v and navigation. Her service in
the military and her love of flying were some of the
happiest times of her life.
She was employed as an executive and research
assistant in a variety of industries after the war. She
married Henry B. Nash in 1948 and they raised two
children in White Plains, N.Y.
During those years, she was a homemaker and
public relations assistant at General Foods. Follow-
ing the death of Mr. Nash in 1972, she married a
John A. "Jack" Kennedy, and they moved to Holmes
Beach.
She began volunteering at New College Library,
South Florida Museum and Manatee County Literacy
Council.
She enjoyed sailing, swimming in the Gulf and
golf at the Key Royale Club.
Mr. Kennedy died in 1997 and she moved to West-
bay Point and Moorings where she met Donald Meals,
her beloved companion until his death in 2013.
While in their 80s, they flew in a hot air balloon
and glider in New England.
They shared volunteering at the Literacy Council
of Manatee County and a love of travel, adventure,
opera and symphony.
A memorial service will be planned at a later
time.
Mrs. Kennedy is survived by son Charles Nash
and wife Michele of Voluntown, Conn.; daughter
Marilyn and husband Andrew Wilking of Houston
and Walpole, N.H.; and granddaughters Emma,
Juliana,and Betsy Wilking of Houston and Dallas.
She also is missed by Mr. Meal's children: son Don
Jr. of Burlington, Vt.; and daughter Jennifer Kalajian
of Kinnelon, N.J.


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Dennis Russell Robarts
Dennis Russell Robarts, 62, of Wauchula, died
April 5. He was born Oct. 27, 1951, to Wilfrid T.
Robarts, namesake of the Robarts Sports Arena in
Sarasota, and Bonnie Bessie Ellis Robarts of Sarasota.
He moved to Wauchula in 1997.
Mr. Robarts was the owner of Robarts Family
Funeral Home until 2012, retiring for health reasons.
He was a member at First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula.
He served in the Bradenton Beach Police Depart-
ment 1983-88 and was the police chief in 1985-86.
Mr. Robarts was remembered this week by Bra-
denton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, who said,
"He was the best. He was a mentor to me, and he got
me started on my career."
Mr. Robarts also was a former deputy with Sara-
sota County Sheriff's Office and former member of
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Citizens Advisory
Board. He held memberships with the International
Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chiefs
Association, and Sons of Confederacy. He was a
graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy.
Visitation was April 10 at Robarts Garden Chapel,
529 W. Main St., Wauchula. Service was April 11 at
First Baptist Church of Wauchula, with interment in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Mr. Robarts is survived by son, Dennis R. II and
wife Summer of Wauchula; grandchildren Alexandra
and Russell; brothers Donald and wife Denise of Bra-
denton, Thomas and wife Barb of Sarasota, Henry of
North Carolina and Jerry of Defuniak Springs; sisters
Patricia of Sarasota, Arlene Thompson and husband
Jack of Naples, and Anne Marie Hollan and husband
John of Jacksonville.


Else Sotire Young, 93, of Holmes Beach, died March
20. l,. was frequently seen riding a red mobility
scooter in Holmes Beach.


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At your service
Obituaries are provided as a community ser-
vice in The Islander newspaper to residents and
family of residents, both past and present, and to
those people with ties to Anna Maria Island.

Else Sotire Young
Else Sotire Young, 93, of Holmes Beach, died
March 20.
She was born and educated in Denmark. She stud-
ied book research, which included the buying, selling,
evaluation and care of books. She pursued this passion
all her life.
She owned the Book and Specialty Shop in
Cashiers, N.C., for more than 25 years before retir-
ing to Anna Maria Island.
She was frequently seen riding a red mobility
scooter in Holmes Beach, maintaining her indepen-
dence and joy of life. She is missed and cherished by
many friends, and our gratitude goes to her compas-
sionate caregiver, Jane Rodgers.
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Anna Maria Elementary awaits new standardized test


Students at Anna Maria Elementary School will
open their paperback math and reading FCAT books
for the final time this month.
Next year they will open a different standardized
test provided by nonprofit American Institutes for
Research.
Florida Department of Education Commissioner
Pam Stewart announced in mid-March that AIR's
selection to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning
with the 2014-15 school year.
"The new assessment will measure each child's
progress and achievement on the Florida Standards,
which were developed with an unprecedented amount
of public input," Stewart stated in a news release.
"This assessment supports our new standards,
which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their
own decisions in classrooms, while preparing our stu-


dents to analyze and think."
The Florida Standards, or Common Core standards,
are federally prescribed standards and curriculum for
K-12. Florida fully implemented Common Core for
the 2013-14 school year.
Common Core and AIR have an emphasis on col-
lege preparedness.
AME guidance counselor Cindi Harrison said all
of the students next year will take the AIR math and
reading exams. Fifth-graders will take the FCAT sci-


PTO elects 2014-15 officers
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent
Teacher Organization has elected officers for 2014-
15.
The president of the PTO will be Amy Talucci.
Sally Jackson will be the vice president, Lindsay
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ence exam one more time.
Schools across the state have been waiting for the
final decision from Tallahassee as to which test would
replace FCAT. Florida teachers and administrators now
know the DOE's choice, but have not seen the new
test.
Administrators do know the new test will not
include a writing section. The FCAT required writing
exams for fourth-graders, for which AME supplied
tutors using A+ funding. The School Advisory Coun-
cil met April 7 and acknowledged the change.
Principal David Marshal said the funding has been
used to help bolster fourth-grade writing scores for
years. Without the writing exam, the 2014-15 A+ fund-
ing can be allocated for other uses.
Harrison said she thinks they will be able to see
the test in the fall.
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Breakfast: Eggs and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Chicken Quesadilla,
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad, Baked Sweet Potato
Fries, Cucumber Slices with Dip, Applesauce.
Thursday, April 17
Breakfast: Sausage Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Lasagna Rolls, Chef Salad
with Egg, Roll, Steamed Garlic and Herb Green Beans, Baby
Carrots, Fresh Fruit Cup, Birthday Ice Cream Cup.
Friday, April 18
Good Friday, no school.
Monday, April 21
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Hot Dog, Grilled Cheese, Chef Salad with Egg, Tomato
Soup, Baked Vegetarian Beans, Mixed Fruit Cocktail.
Tuesday, April 22
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Burrito.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Breadstick,
Steamed Broccoli, Vegetarian Garden Salad with Egg,
Mini Romaine Salad, Peaches.
Wednesday, April 23
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and Toast.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks and Marinara Sauce, Popcorn, Roll,
Chicken Caesar Salad, Roasted Veggies, Cucumber Slices
with Dip, Strawberry Cup.
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Key Royale hosts golf action for condo players, members


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Forty friends and golfers from Westbay Point and
Moorings and Shell Point condominiums on Flotilla
Drive in Holmes Beach got together for their annual
nine-hole scramble April 3 at the Key Royale Club.
The team of Robert Hoffman, Joan Graham, Cheryl
Schlehuber and Al Pollock combined on a 1-over-par
33 to take first place and the day's bi.'.'iiii.' rights.
Second place went to Bill Gallagher, Carole Homer,
Bob McGlynn and John Lindwall, one shot back.
Schlehuber won the women's longest drive com-
petition, while Charlie Porter teed off for the men's
longest drive. Helen Pollock and Bill Anderson won
the closest-to-the-pin competitions.
When the golf action came to a close, the players
were joined by mates and friends for a get together in
the clubhouse.

Club rounds
The men of Key Royale Club got out for a few
rounds of golf during the past week. The action got
started on the morning of April 7 with a nine-hole,
better-ball-of-foursome match.
The team of Pieter Thomassen, Gerry Taylor, Neil
Hammer and Chet Hutton matched the 10-under-par
22 carded by Jim Auch, Charlie Knopp, Dave Kruger
and Jon Lindwall to finish in a tie for first place.
Later in the day, the men got back out for a nine-
hole, modified-Stableford system or quota-points
game. Wayne Patterson carded a plus-5 to take first
place in the individual competition with Jim Watt in
second at plus-4.
Patterson's score helped his teammates Dick
Grimme, Gerry Dahl and Merritt Fineout take the
team competition with a combined score of plus-2.
The men then played a nine-hole scramble April
10. The team of Jerry Elson, Dick Mills, Jim Auch
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Tim Sofran 23-18 to advance to the championship.
Bobeldyk and Puryear continued their strong play,
easily defeating Doyle and Thomas 21-10 to earn the
day's rlia ,_p rights.
April 9 horseshoe action saw four teams advance
from pool play with 3-0 records. Dom Livedoti and
Jerry Disbrow routed Jay Disbrow 21-7 in the first
semifinal match, while Tom Skoloda and Rod Bussey
slipped past Bruce Munro and George Smith 22-16 in
the other semifinal.
Skoloda and Bussey were an unstoppable force
in the finals, taking down Livedoti and Disbrow by a
22-2 score.
In the April 9 edition of The Islander, we reported
that John Lothschutz and Rod Bussey lost in the finals
by a 23-19 score in April 2 games. But it was visitor
Jim (not John) Lothschutz, who had been invited by
one of the horseshoe regulars.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.



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Full moon kicks off best-ever action on backwater trio


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Knowing April 15 was the full moon, maybe
you've looked at your tide chart and you too are excited
to see what's in store this week. The afternoon outgo-
ing tides should produce some of the best backwater
fishing we're going to see this spring.
Snook fishing should prove prosperous this week.
Try using live shiners in your favorite snook spots and
see what happens. I favor outgoing tides for snook,
especially in April. Now is the time to target your all-
time biggest snook.
Spotted seatrout will be turning on this week. Look
for areas when the outgoing tide is dumping off shal-
low flats into deeper water. Trout use these areas as
ambush points to prey on small baitfish and shrimp
that are being flushed by the tide's current.
Finally, utilize the start of the outgoing tides when
the water is at the highest point to find redfish around
mangrove shorelines and oyster bars. This high water
enables anglers to get to areas that are usually difficult
to reach by boat. If you're lucky, you may find school-
ing reds, which can result in some sizzling light-tackle
action and maybe a blackened redfish for dinner.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing pro-
ductive morning tides for pier fishers targeting Spanish
mackerel. Speck rigs in either bubble gum or char-
treuse are attracting a bite. Calmer, warmer mornings
are more productive, according to Malfese, so try to
plan your fishing excursions with this in mind. Linger-
ing cold fronts and strong north winds are definitely
hampering the bite, so fish before or a few days after


Noah Schlorf visiting grandparents from Michigan,
shows off his catch, a 39-inch, 25-pound kingfish
caught offshore using cut bait on an April 1 charter
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Roger Danziger of Holmes Beach shows off the
22-pound red grouper hooked 40 miles offshore of
Holmes Beach in the Gulf of Mexico about three
weeks ago by wife Debbie Yaskin. Danziger said he
helped Yaskin by reeling it in.

the weather. Malfese says to expect to catch macks
15-20 inches at the R&R.
Jack crevalle are being caught on calmer days.
Schools of these fish are passing by the pier in search
of baitfish. The average size of these jacks is 10-15
pounds and you need the gear to handle them. The
tackle you use for Spanish macks will not do the job.
These jacks will spool light tackle really fast. For
lures, try buck tail jigs, silver spoons or even top-water
plugs.
If you're looking for something to put on the plate,
flounder and sheepshead are a good bet. Most catches
occurring are under slot, so you'll have to be deter-
mined to catch dinner.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says mack-
erel are the mainstay this week. Silver spoons, crappie
jigs or Gotcha plugs are a surefire way to get these
high-speed fish to bite. While targeting macks, you
can expect to tie into jack crevalle, ladyfish and some
bluefish, too.
Flounder are next on the list for pier fishers. By
dropping weighted live shrimp under the pier deck,
you can expect to catch flounder as well as numerous
other species of fish. Keeper-size flounder are attain-
able, although you may have to release a few small
ones before getting a worthy fish. Also, patience is a
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grunts and small mangrove snapper will do everything
they can to eat your bait before it reaches a hungry
flounder.
Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle
is finding a great redfish bite during the flood tides,
especially in the afternoon. By anchoring and chum-
ming with live shiners, Lowman's clients are getting
action on copper-colored bombers. Although most fish
are over-slot, there are no complaints. Expect to catch
reds exceeding the slot of 18-27 inches, with most fish
being over 30 inches.
On the flats of Sarasota Bay, Lowman is targeting
spotted seatrout. To find these tasty yellow-mouthed
fish, he's targeting sandy potholes on the flats, casting
live free-lined shiners to the edges and into the pot-
holes, resulting in slot-size trout as well as trout up to
25 inches.
While targeting trout, Lowman is finding by-catch
- hungry jack crevalle. They have just invaded our
local waters and are eating anything that crosses their
path. You also can expect to catch ladyfish, bluefish
and mackerel. These fish may not make it into the
cooler for dinner, but they are great adversaries on
light spinning tackle.
Capt. Warren Girle is having yet another great
week on the water. Both offshore and inshore charters
are proving prosperous, especially on calm, sunny days
with good tidal flow.
Fishing offshore is resulting in limits of mangrove
snapper. By using fresh-cut shiners or whole live
shrimp, Girle's clients are hooking up snapper 15-20
inches. Also expect to catch Key West grunts, catch-
and-release gag grouper and, if you're lucky, a few
hogfish. Red grouper are in the mix, although keeper-
size fish are sporadic.
Migratory species, macks and bonito are attracting
Girle's attention while offshore. To catch these high-
speed fish, Girle is free-lining live shiners behind the
boat. For the kings, fish up to 20 pounds are the aver-
age. For the macks, expect fish in the 20-inch range.
Moving inshore, Girle is hammering the Sarasota
Bay redfish population. On a recent charter, Girle said
he lost count after boating 30 redfish. Not a bad day
according to anyone's standards. Live shiners are the
bait of choice.
Snook also are responding to shiners, which is
resulting in fish up to 35 inches. The same applies for
spotted seatrout, with over-slot catches reaching 27
inches.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
doing well with snook this week. Even during the
windiest days, Gross is leading his clients to slot- and
over slot-size fish. By free-lining shiners or placing
them under a Bimini Bay popping cork, Gross is get-
ting these "bass on steroids" to bite. Most fish are being
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Nine-year-old Graham Muench of Chanhassen,
Minn., shows off his spring break catch, a 28-inch,
12-pound bull redfish. The red was released to fight
again, as reported by "proud grandparents" John
and Stephanie Muench of Prior Lake, Minn.

FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3-B
found around mangrove shorelines, although Gross
reminds us not to neglect fishing around docks.
Moving to the flats is resulting in an exceptional
trout bite. Again, Gross is either free-lining or cork
fishing with shiners to get the bite. Slot-size trout are
the norm, but don't be surprised to catch plenty of
over-slot fish, too.
While hunting trout on the flats, Gross also is hook-
ing up jack crevalle, ladyfish, bluefish and macks all
invading the flats in search of baitfish. Once they spot
your shiner, it's game on.
Redfish are coming aboard the Fishy Business,
although Gross says he's not yet seeing rallies, although
he may be too busy nailing big snook and trout.
Send fishing reports tofish@islander.org.


It's island time
Gretchen Van Der Meid,
center, manager of the
Island Time Inn, 105 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach, cuts
the ribbon April 8 at the
grand reopening of the inn
following a change of own-
ership and remodeling. The
event was sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce. At left is
Manatee County Commis-
sioner John Chappie next
to chamber director Wende
Webb. Islander Photo:
Courtesy AMI C /i..i


WEDU 'green'
preview
Historic Green Village
developer Lizzie Vann,
center, and a WEDU
Tampa TV representa-
tive, watch as Tom
Stockebrand, alterna-
tive energy consultant,
prepares guests April
10 to the village, 501
Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
for a tour of the inno-
vative, energy-saving
features there. The
tour is a preview of a
documentary set to air
April 22, Earth Day,
on WEDU. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy


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" The extraordinary plants and animals of Mote Marina
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Grayhawk Window
Systems, 6008 Cortez
Road W., Bradenton, is
holding an open house
5-7 p.m. Thursday, April
24, to show its new show-
room.
The company special-
izes in kitchen and bath-
room remodeling, and
installation of windows
and doors.
Owner Todd Shely
has more than 24 years
experience in the Braden-
ton area in remodeling
and construction.
"We want to display
our new products for the
public and our loyal cus-
tomers. It's our way of
saying thanks and to show
people what we offer,"
Shely said.
Refreshments and
appetizers will be served
and entertainment pro-
vided, along with a rib-
bon-cutting ceremony
sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce.
For more information,
call 941-487-2964.


Harry's wine
tasting for
Mote Marine
Harry's Continental
Kitchens, 525 St. Judes
Drive, Longboat Key, is
holding a wine-tasting
benefit 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23.
Cost of the event is
$20 and proceeds will go


By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
604 Jacaranda Road,
Anna Maria, a 2,122 sfla
/ 2,362 sfur 4bed/2bath
canalfront home built
in 1973 on a 85x100 lot
was sold 03/26/14, Para-
dise Cove Rental LLC to
Twait for $800,000; list
$888,500.
206 67th St., Holmes
Beach, a 2,139 sfla /2,184
sfur 4bed/3bath pool home
built in 1958 on a 75x105

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Marketing director Judy Tatar of Grayhawk Systems,
6008 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, works in the new
company showroom, which features a display of
window, door and bath fixtures. Islander Photo:


Rick Catlin

to Mote Marine Labora-
tory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway on City Island,
Sarasota.
Call Harry's at 941-
383-0777 for further
information.


Manatee
chamber
hosting
pancakes,
political
The Manatee Cham-
ber of Commerce will
host Pancakes and Poli-
tics, a review of the 2014
legislative session with a
focus on business-related
issues.
The event will take
place 7:30-9 a.m. Thurs-
day, May 8, at IMG Acad-
emy Golf Club, 4350 El
Conquistador Parkway,
Bradenton.
Invited speakers
include state Reps. Jim
Boyd, Darryl Rouson and
Greg Steube and state
Sens. Bill Galvano and


Arthenia Joyner.
The cost to attend is
$25 for chamber members
and $30 for non-mem-
bers.
For more information
or reservations, call 941-
748-4842 or email lisar@
manateechamber. com.


Chamber
networking
event
The Anna Maria
Island Chamber of
Commerce is holding
its monthly networking
event 5-7 p.m. Wednes-
day, April 23, at the Anna
Maria Island Historical
Society, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Cost of the event
is $5 and reservations
are requested, but not
required.
The event includes
refreshments, light bites
and a chance to win door
prizes.
For more information,
call 941-778-1541.


lot was sold 03/21/14,
Boyd to McDaniel for
$645,000; list $679,000.
4107 Fifth Ave., Unit
5, Sixth Avenue Condo-
minium, Holmes Beach,
a 2,012 sfla / 2,848 sfur
3bed/3bath/2car land
condo built in 2003 was
sold 03/19/14, ING Bank
to Jones for $479,900; list
$489,900.
315 N. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria, a vacant
57x110 lot was sold


03/26/14, FVAAI LLCto
Hagedorn for $410,000.
3801 E. Bay Drive, Unit
105, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 1,121 sfla / 1,222
sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1981
was sold 03/24/14, Ferring
to Remillard for $285,000;
list $299,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/
associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, can
be reached at 941-778-
7244.


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COMPUTER: DELL VISTA dual core, refur-
bished, $100.941-756-6728.
OAK DINING ROOM table, six chairs with
upholstered seats. Good condition, $200.
941-254-4238.
WEEDEATER, GAS, $25, pole saw, electric,
$25, two new floodlights, $50. Call 941-792-
0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
TWO PATIO CHAISES: Green canvas mate-
rial, white metal frames, paid $60/each,
asking $20 each. 941-778-7226.

WHITE COFFEE MAKER, new, $25, beige
bird cage, new, $35, unique mirror, 30-inches
tall. $45. 219-588-3322.


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


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.



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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.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Holmes Beach Police
Department. Pick up at The Islander office,
5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't
be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-
2p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday. Donations during shop hours, but
preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consign-
ment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-
383-1901.
MOVING SALE! 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, April 18-19. House full of furni-
ture, excellent condition. Everything must
go! Cash and carry. 616 Gladstone Lane,
Holmes Beach.


FOUND: MERCEDES KEY at beach, 67th
Street. Claim at the Holmes Beach Police
Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

FOUND: CAMERA, SANDBAR restaurant
area, Anna Maria. 812-350-7575.




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ISLAND DUPLEX
FOR SALE: DUPLEX in the 300 block of
65th Street on a conforming duplex lot.
Great rental history, lovingly maintained,
new windows, room for a pool, great
rental history and potential. $519,000.
Call Jesse Brisson, 941-713-4755.


POD FOUND ON White Avenue, Anna Maria,
April 10, near shower. Claim at Holmes Beach
Police Department. 941-708-5804.
LOST: GOLD PINKY RING with amethyst
stone. Vicinity Cortez Kitchen and Swordfish
Grill. 941-778-8359.


PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits,
dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941-
462-0405. petsitterservicesllc@gmail.com.
www.petsitterbradenton.com.
GREAT RESCUED dogs (and cats!) are look-
ing for great new homes or fosters. Please,
call for information, 941-896-6701.


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

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long
memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boat-
florida.weebly.com.


PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop
located on Anna Maria. Must be available
weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome.
941-840-4235.
OFFICE/RECEPTIONIST WORK: Answer
phones, good with computers. Part or full-
time. Work on Island. Email resume only:
annamariaisland@hotmail.com. 941-524-
9228.
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Maria Island classified ads ...


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Call Marianne TODAY for
your free market analysis.
Selling your home is
important to me.
Marianne Correll, Realtor
mariannebc@aol.com
941-725-7799
ISLAND
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandys Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
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Service Landscaping Clean-up
778-1345 Hauling tree trimming
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Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600
-Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
B II Replacement Doors and Windows
Andrew Chennault
FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED
Island References Lic#CBC056755

JiRDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
= -'\ Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
WCarpentry Flooring Painting
4 iF I Commercial & Residential
S' *1 References available 941-720-7519


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941-730-5045
WEATHERSIDE LLC

AMI TAXI
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com amitaxi4u@gngmail.com
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
800.301.4816
airports shops dining


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


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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 Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed
in person at The Islander, 5604-B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic
using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours
starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30
p.m.-7 a.m. 941-685-5213.


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.
TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up net-
working, wired, wireless, audio, video sur-
veillance cameras. Palmfish Communication,
941-896-0798.
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.
ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING: Residen-
tial, business, rental properties. For "divine"
results, call John and Nan, 248-802-7802.


PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer
available for consulting, draft editing, final
proofing and copywriting, as well as social
media management for your group or busi-
ness. Email Lisa Neff at lmneff@me.com.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty.
941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
refrigeration. Commercial and residential
service, repair and/or replacement. Serving
Manatee County and the Island since 1987.
For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.
CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wed-
ding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island.
Call today for an appointment, 941-518-
8301. MA#001 7550.MA#0017550.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.


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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential
and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and
installations, watering the island for 15 years.
Jeff, 941-778-2581.
SUN MAINTENANCE & SERVICE: Full-ser-
vice lawn care, pool care, maintenance work,
landscape and design, tree trimming, pres-
sure washing, mulch, shell. Marine waxing,
detailing. Free snow removal. Call Travis,
941-779-8389.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
Call 941-807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing
in old Florida seashell driveways and 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 resi-
dent. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-
6747.

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, com-
mercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool
area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.


PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call
Peter for free estimate, references, insured.
The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT:
Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed.
Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike,
1-616-204-8822.


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

VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses
or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-
0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalproper-
tiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.

DUPLEX TO SHARE: $500/month includes
power, water, your own bathroom. 75th
Street at Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-538-
2700.

$700 PER WEEK: 200 feet to Rod & Reel
Pier in Anna Maria. Ground floor 2BR/1BA
with all amenities, super clean, bikes, WIFI
available immediately, $700/week plus tax.
941-387-8610.
PROFESSIONAL SEEKING ANNUAL rental:
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat
Key. Quiet person, excellent references. 941-
730-5363.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, City of Anna
Maria near the pier and shops. Spacious,
pet friendly, ground level, steps to beach.
Available for six months from May 1 -Dec. 1.
$1,200/month 941-538-9328.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE on
Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer
and dryer, fishing pier with boat slip. Lease,
minimum six months. $950/month furnished
or not. No pets. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-
720-7519.


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
Gartman, Realtor, Duncan Real Estate. 941-
545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com.
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional consul-
tation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate,
941-778-8104.
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.
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place classified ads and subscribe online
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING &eserial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holv-: ''ii,, Sat,

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

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

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


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





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UPDATED ISLAND HOME 2 short blocks to the beach.
This adorable home features an updated kitchen with new
appliances and granite counter tops. New AC in 2010,
newer roof, updated plumbing throughout and a large yard.
$449,000.









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TWO BEACH FRONT UNITS: Exceptional views of the
beach from this direct beachfront, two-unit building. Each
side is a 2BR/1.5BT townhouse. Two garages, four porches.
$985,000.


6 BEDROOM IN ANNA MARIA... Ground-level
duplex located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3
BR/2 BA each side. Completely renovated. 2,300 sq. ft.
$995,000.


BAYFRONT IN KEY ROYALE Breathtaking views from
this meticulously maintained 3BR/2.5BT home. Open
floor plan, heated pool, spacious screened lanai, oversized
two-car garage. $1,200,000.

Mike 800-367-1617
NormanKN*- 1 941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
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KNOCK OUT CONDO! Revel in paradise
of beautiful bay to Gulf 55- plus property.
2BR/1 BA, stunning granite, stainless-steel
kitchen and magnificent bath. First floor,
handicap features. Fabulous and convenient
location. Pool, turnkey. $189,000. 412-498-
4127.


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canal, no bridges to the bay. Gourmet kitchen. 4-car garage.
$1,200,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966.






LAKESIDE SOUTH SERENITY ON THE LAKE
Light, Bright, Updated3BR/2BA. Gorgeous lakefront 2BR/2BA
Priced right. $149,414. Call condo with rental history.
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941- $137,900. Call Nicole Skaggs,
773-3966 Broker, 941-773-3966.






ISLAND BREEZE CANALFRONT W/POOL
Picture perfect 3BR/3BA 3BR/2BA bungalow. Central
canalfront, pool, large lot. island location. Tons of charm.
$924,000 Call Nicole Skaggs, $639,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker 941-773-3966. Broker. 941-773-3966.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com 941-779-2289


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.

NEW LISTING: CANALFRONT. Home on
extra large lot, 100xl 17- foot. $574,500. 526
72nd St., Holmes Beach. Sharon Hightower,
Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open
water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage,
block construction, pine accents. New appli-
ances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500.
FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).
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fun stuff, and important info... Short story: "The
Bay is Full of Rum" by Wyatt Blassingame.
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fun stuff, and important info... News archive.
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1 Improvisational
music
4 Brick color
10 Bibliographical
abbr.
14 Indigenous people
known for their
tattoos
19 NPR journalist
Shapiro
20 1986 girl's-name
song by Boston
21 "Catch-22" profiteer
Minderbinder
22 DuPont trademark
of 1941
23 Clumsy pharmacist,
at times?
26 Easily misled
27 String section
members
28 Dressage rider, at
times?
30 Smidgen
31 Suffix with social
34 __ suit
35 Maintain
36 Grant for a
filmmaker?
38 Indonesian tourist
haven
39 London __
(British Ferris
wheel)
40 Reminiscent of
41 Tucked away
42 Some supplies for
Hershey's

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44 Overzealous sorts
47 Old-fashioned
barber, at times?
49 Missile launched at
Goliath
51 National Book Mo.
53 Circus performer
Kelly
54 Inexperienced
shucker, at times?
58 Low pair
60 Out of fashion
61 Subject of a van
Gogh series
62 Software user's
shortcut
65 No-limit Texas
hold'em player, at
times?
69 People may be
down on them
70 TWA competitor
71 Dual-sport athlete
Sanders
72 Answers that may
anger
74 Farmer, at times?
78 Unfettered
82 Knowledge
83 "Shall we proceed?"
84 Sleeping sunbather,
at times?
87 Buyer's final figure
90 Spirits in
Scandinavia
91 New Haven alum
92 Breaks down
93 Stanford rival,
informally
95 Job everyone wants
96 Sound at a horror
film


97 Florentine dynasty
name
100 "Cut that out!"
101 West African
vegetable
102 Double-handed
cooking vessel
103 Dieter, at times?
106 Fall stopper
109 French: merci::
German:
110 Person getting out
of a tub, at times?
114 Transpire
115 Memo opener
116 Detestable
117 Something
that may be
amalgamated
118 Manual parts?
119 Giants or Titans
120 Porcelain
purchase, perhaps
121 As matters stand

DOWN
1 Entrance side
2 Department
3 Current location?
4 Brought to tears,
possibly
5 "Time's Arrow"
novelist Martin
6 Took off
7 Wedded
8 Unconventional
9 Person moving
against traffic?
10 Bring on
11 Go quietly
12 Fully attentive
13 Some hand-me-
downs?


14 Snowboard relative
15 Polluted Asian lake
16 Peridot color
17 Vehicle on Mars
18 Lifeless
24 "Goodness me!"
25 Exudes
29 Less humble
31 One of four in
"As I Was Going to
St. Ives"
32 Problematic roomie
33 Sal of "Rebel
Without a Cause"
36 Lunch spot
37 Thing that might
decay
38 Bearded comic
strip bully
40 Old cavalrymen
42 Illustrations, e.g.
43 In need of spicing
up, say
44 --- ...--- ...--.
45 News analyst
Roberts
46 Word on a
clapperboard
48 Like some
measuring units
49 Right away
50 It's got problems
52 Valery's "very"
55 Disburse
56 Goes to court?
57 Offensive line
striker
59 Melancholy
62 Flood residue
63 Ghostly
64 "The Ipcress File"
star,1965


81 Total bore
85 Slurpee flavor
86 Supermodel Heidi
88 Dress in fancy duds
89 Long-eared dogs,
informally
90 Reshape
93 Fuerza
Democratic
Nicaragilense
member


94 It's played in
ballparks
96 Viscous substance
97 PC platform of old
98 Ratify
99 The Harlem Shake
or the Dougie
100 One of the Allman
Brothers
102 Flick site?


104 Expiration notice
105 Fundamental part
106 Modelist's need
107 Julio-Claudian
dynasty ruler
108 Attracted
111 Horatian
112 Hamm of soccer
113 Signal that
replaced "CQD"


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