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tinues. Page 3

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Bradenton Beach
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nance. Page 18


BB crackdown on 'der-
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Island police blotter.
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Relish Cafe closes.
Harbour Isle grows.


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
A home health aide was arrested April
10 after she allegedly tied a 95-year-old
patient to his bed and physically and men-
tally abused him.
Joan Smith Franklin, 68, 100 block of
Hammock Road, Anna Maria, faces charges
Lof abusing and neglecting
'M^ an elderly person after she
1 failed to provide the man
l' with proper care and caused
him great pain, according
to the probable cause affi-
Franklin davit filed by the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office.
Franklin has served as the man's care-
taker for more than two years, according to
the PCA. She visited the man regularly at his
residence on the 600 block of Key Royale
Drive in Holmes Beach.
Franklin told The Islander that she is not
guilty and plans to fight the charges.
"I was not aware that you can be arrested
based on the false accusations of another
person," she said. "I just hope my case helps
to brings attention to others in the same situ-
ation."
The patient was immobile due to mul-
tiple hip fractures.
He told deputies that Franklin threatened
to "break his bones" if he did not lay still. He
also accused her of being "very rough when
manipulating his body."
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HB mayor's boat sinks in canal


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti has
his hands full, but not all of his work is at
city hall.
His sunken boat is stirring up a stink.
According to code enforcement officer
David Forbes, Monti's boat, docked in the
canal behind his home in the 500 block of
Key Royale Drive, began to take on water
overnight on April 16.
By morning on April 17 the vessel had
sunk, generating an incident report with the
Holmes Beach Police Department.
A neighbor across the canal, Larry Sol-
berg of 67th Street, reported seeing a public
works' vehicle in the mayor's driveway and
city employees at least one with a 5-gal-
lon bucket attempting to bail out the boat.
Solberg said the city crew left when he
asked why they were working at the mayor's
house.
Forbes said the employees were drop-


ping off a pump that needed replacing.
Forbes didn't explain why city employ-
ees were delivering a pump to the mayor.
"I spoke to both of the public works
employees there," said Forbes. 'The chief is
aware of the boat, and there was an incident
report filed. I'm doing my due diligence."
The U.S. Coast Guard received a call
from a man who identified himself as the
mayor, according to Petty Officer Sevn Cas-
tillo. The caller sought help to raise a sunken
vessel in a canal, he said.
Castillo said the mayor was advised the
Coast Guard only sends a rescue team to save
lives, not boats, and further, it was apparent
the boat did not pose a navigational hazard
on the Coast Guard's regulated waterway.
Castillo said he advised the mayor
to report the matter to the Coast Guard's
National Response Center, which compiles
information on oil spills, chemical releases
or maritime security incidents.
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maintained by
Holmes Beach
Mayor Carmel
Monti is sunk in
the canal behind
his home on Key
Royale Drive. As
of press time, the
boat remained
mostly under-
water. Islander
Photo: Courtesy
Larry Solberg


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2 0 APRIL 23, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Home vacation rental bill approved in Senate, now in House


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some island elected officials are crossing their
fingers, hoping for news from the Capitol.
They're awaiting word from Tallahassee on the
fate of a bill that would repeal a 2011 statute that they
say took away a local government's right to further
regulate vacation rentals beyond what ordinances were
in place June 1, 2011.
The review of HB307 is on the floor of the House,
and is expected to come to a vote before the end of the
legislative session May 2.
According to the Florida Legislative website,
HB307 "removes the preemption to the state for the
regulation of vacation rentals. Local governments may
regulate vacation rentals, provided those regulations
do not prohibit vacation rentals or restrict the duration
or frequency of vacation rentals."
Any local ordinances that existed on or before June
1, 2011, are retained according to the website.
A companion bill in the Senate, SB356, has passed.
It includes an amendment to the original bill that limits


Large vacation rentals such as these homes on Mag-
nolia Avenue in Anna Maria, have been criticized by
city officials. Islander File Photo


local governments from restricting
vacation rentals to more than a mini-
4 mum seven-day stay.
n Kathleen Galea of Sen. Bill Gal-
f vano's office, R-Bradenton, said the
House would likely take up the Sen-
Galvano ate's version of the bill although,
she added, it is "subject to change."
Galvano voted for SB356.
"I am hopeful that the House will take the Senate
position, which includes the compromise language.
We need to resolve this issue and move forward," he
said.
The final versions of the bills remove "the preemp-
tion preventing local laws, ordinances, or regulations
from regulating the use of vacation rentals based solely
on their classification, use, or occupancy, etc.," the
website states.
HB307 was approved by three House committees
before heading for its second reading.
The furor among municipal officials over the origi-
nal bill HB883 began in 2011 as local govern-
ments realized they could not pass new ordinances
regulating just the vacation rental industry.
'That bill took away home rule," said Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn. "It really put us in a bind to deal with
vacation rental issues."
The mayor said she is "cautiously optimistic" HB307
would pass. "I'm keeping my fingers crossed."
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen said
"I'm very optimistic it will pass. Without the ability to
regulate the industry, we can't even require fire extin-
guishers at a vacation rental without requiring them
for every single-family home. Our primary concern is
the safety and welfare of visitors and residents."
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon also said he
favors passage of the bill.
"We need to have home rule returned to the local
governments," he said.
Shearon said his city does not have similar vaca-


tion rental issues to Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
"We're mostly condominium complexes and
resorts, but we do have a few vacation rental homes,"
he said.
The bill repealing HB883 was introduced by state
Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine.
Peelen and SueLynn went to the Florida League
of Cities to enlist its support.
The Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association
has lobbied against HB307, saying it would negatively
affect tourism, Florida's No. 1 industry.
CAREGIVER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
He told the deputy she would often pull his hair
when she wanted him to sit up, the report said.
Franklin also allegedly refused to take the victim
to his Feb. 28 doctor's appointment.
A witness told police she saw Franklin tie the
victim to the bed, verbally abuse him and pull his hair,
the report stated.
Franklin said she has been a caregiver for more
than 50 years. She said she is a longtime resident of
Anna Maria Island, where she raised her three grand-
children.
Franklin said she routinely volunteers at the ele-
mentary school and for community functions. She said
receiving a speeding ticket was the closest she's ever
come to being in trouble with the law.
"When you see this, you think, 'How can this
happen?'" she said. "But it can happen to anyone."
According to the report, Franklin said she restrained
the man, but did so to protect him from getting out of
bed and hurting himself.
She told The Islander she could not discuss details
of the case.
Franklin was taken to the Manatee County jail and
released the next day on a $3,000 bond.
Her arraignment will be at 9 a.m. Friday, April 25,
at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 23, 2014 E 3

Bed tax collection, area tourism continue surge


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If you're an island resident who thinks this win-
ter-spring tourist season is one of the busiest ever,
there are figures to back you up.
The Manatee County Tax Collector's resort tax
collection division reports its collections continue at
a record pace, with $1.232 million taken in for Feb-
ruary, an increase of 10.8 percent from the $1.112
million collected in February 2013.
The resort tax officially the Manatee County
Tourist Development Tax is the 5 percent collected
on rentals of six months or less.
For each of the past three years, tourism to Anna
Maria Island and resort tax collections increased pro-
portionately.
Resort tax collections for 2012-13 were $8.99
million, up 10.99 percent from 2011-12 collections.
At the same time, tourism to the area climbed 6.5
percent that year, according to surveys provided to
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
by Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa.
The $1.23 million collected in February brought
the total of resort tax collections to $4.08 million
for the first five months of the fiscal year. That's a
15.6 percent year-to-year rise over the $3.548 million
taken in the same period of the 2013-14 fiscal year.
At the Manatee County Tourist Development
Council meeting April 21, Walter Klages of RDS was
set to present the latest tourism figures developed by
his company. The meeting was held after The Islander
press deadline.
In his February presentation to the TDC, Klages
said tourism was up 6.5 percent from January 2013.
The continuing rise of tourism and resort tax col-
lections was good news for Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
"We' ve passed the stage where we have big lulls
in tourism. Now, we have spring, summer, fall and
winter seasons. We've really become known as the


place for the old Florida vacation," she said.
Brockman credited chamber members and adver-
tising by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau for keeping "heads in beds" and improving
business on Anna Maria Island year-round.
The three island cities and the Manatee County
portion of Longboat Key collect about 62 percent of
the resort tax, with Holmes Beach annually taking in
about 25 percent of all resort tax collections in the
county.
The resort tax is used to fund the county's por-
tion of beach renourishment, the BACVB, the Powel
Crosley Estate and other tourist-related county proj-
ects.
Bradenton Beach will receive up to $1 million in

Two surfers head out to the waves April 16 at Cortez
Beach, adjacent to one of the three erosion-control
groins at the beach. The Manatee County Tourist
Development tax, often called the bed tax, is par-
tially funding replacement of the groins. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


The Florida Department of Transportation was
scheduled to begin work April 21 on a three-month
project on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue West from
the Perico Bay Club to Palma Sola Boulevard.
Crews will be resurfacing the roadway, making
sidewalk and drainage improvements and installing
new signage and pavement markings.
Motorists can expect overnight lane closures and
a fli_'iii,_' operation 6 p.m.-8 a.m. on the Palma Sola
Causeway-Manatee Avenue. The project is expected
to finish in late July.
The Florida Department of Transportation was
to hold a public information meeting after press time
for The Islander on the upcoming Cortez Bridge
repair project 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Kirk-


matching funds from the resort tax for a renovation
project planned to start in April-May for the Historic
Bridge Street Pier.


wood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton.
A DOT press release said the $4 million main-
tenance and repair project will begin April 28.
The workshop is to provide area residents with
information on how long the repair project will last
and any related closings of the bridge to vehicular
traffic. Lane closures will be conducted 9 p.m.-5 a.m.
weekdays, and any bascule repairs will be 2-3 a.m.
weekdays, the DOT said.
The DOT said the Cortez Bridge repairs should
be completed by early 2015.
For more information on the meeting, contact
Brian Bollas at 727-946-1869 or Robin Stublen at
800-292-3368.


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4 0 APRIL 23, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach CRA to cover city pier renovations


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
The city of Bradenton Beach has allocated $1.6
million for the renovation of the Historic Bridge Street
Pier, although the city still has no idea how much it
will cost.
It also has $1 million in matching funds to fall back
on from the Manatee County tourism development tax
fund.
Commissioners won't know the project's cost
until 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, after deadline for The
Islander this week, when sealed construction bids will
be opened at a public meeting in commission cham-
bers, 107 Gulf Drive N.
If the city's share of the project exceeds $1.6 mil-
lion, the city will borrow from the general fund to
complete the work, which should begin in June.
Despite the uncertainty, the city commission,
which also serves as the board for the Community
Redevelopment Agency, approved funding the project
from the CRA account at the April 9 meeting.
CRAs are government entities dedicated to revi-
talizing blighted areas by improving public safety,
infrastructure and commerce. However, CRA funds
are restricted and may only be used within the desig-
nated district.
Bradenton Beach has had a CRA since 1992. The
district runs from Cortez Road to Fifth Street South
and from the Gulf of Mexico coast to Sarasota Bay.
However, the CRA has not held an official meeting
in more than a year, an apparent violation of Florida's
statutes that require quarterly meetings.
Additionally the statute requires a governing body
to approve allocation of funds, something that has not
been done properly in the past, according to Mayor


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The city is planning to use CRA funds to complete a
9,700 square-foot renovation of the Historic Bridge
Street Pier beginning in June. Islander Photo:
Merab-Michal Favorite

Bill Shearon.
Last year, the Bradenton Beach CRA took in just
over $230,000 through city taxes. The organization
spent $37,000 without approving the spending through
a CRA public hearing. That funding was used for audit-
ing and lighting for the pier.
Additionally, Shearon says some projects that were
funded from the city's general fund during the 2012-13
fiscal year would have qualified as CRA expenses.
The discrepancies were not included among the
deficiencies noted in a recent audit of the 2012-13
spending.
At the April meeting, there where no minutes to
approve because members of the commission could
not remember the last time a CRA meeting had been
convened.
Commissioner Janie Robertson presented minutes
from a joint CRA/Capitol Improvement Project meet-


ing in June 2013, which she believed to be the last time
the CRA was convened.
Shearon said his vision for the city is to approve
projects at CIP meetings, then hold a CRA meeting to
approve the expenditures that fall within the restricted
perimeters.
Janie Robertson said she would like to see a board-
walk placed over the dunes at the beach access directly
across from Bridge Street between the Moose Lodge,
110 Gulf Drive S., and Sandcastle condominiums, 200
Gulf Drive S.
"That is probably our most-used access and we
need to protect those dunes," she said.
Robertson said the dune project will most likely
encroach on the Moose Lodge property, and the city
should work with the lodge officials.
Robertson and other members of the commission
are asking the public to submit projects for CIP con-
sideration.
Commissioners plan to prioritize those projects
at the next CIP meeting, although, Shearon said, the
meeting date will be determined by how long it takes
to organize the projects.

TDC allocates $1 m in bed tax
toward pier repairs
The Historic Bridge Street Pier will be funded
through a joint effort by the city of Bradenton Beach
Community Redevelopment Agency and Manatee
County government.
The Manatee County Tourist Development
Council budget will match up to $1 million for the
project.
According to Mayor Bill Shearon, the county
and the city CRA will split each invoice as they are
processed.
The county agreed to pay its share half -
of the city's confirmed invoices within 30 days of
receiving the bill.


County accepting apps for 2 openings on tourism board


Kingfish Boat Ramp. Islander File Photo

HB boat ramp to close

in stages for repairs
The Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach adja-
cent to the Anna Maria Island Bridge will see limited
use as it undergoes repairs beginning April 23.
The Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
Department announced in a press release that repairs
should take about six weeks.
The county parks environmental program manager
Alan Lai Hipp said crews will replace the understruc-
ture and decking of the wood docks at the ramp. The
eastern dock section was recently damaged, possibly
from impact by a large vessel or barge, he said.
Other sections of the dock are aged and a decision
was made by the parks department to update the docks
rather than repair only the damaged area.
The boat ramp will remain open throughout the
project. However, at times, one or more of the launch
lanes will be closed while work is in progress, said Lai
Hipp.
The repair work is intended to keep the docks safe
and functional until a major renovation project, which
is scheduled for the fall of 2015.
"Boaters and fishermen will have access to the
park throughout the repairs," Lai Hipp said. "We
understand how popular the Kingfish ramp is and the
importance of keeping it functional while the repair
work is conducted. We ask that boaters remember that
the ramp will be operating at a reduced capacity and
that they should exercise caution when launching or
landing their vessels."
The project cost of $43,862 is funded through
Manatee County's Boating Improvement Fund and
the West Coast Inland Navigation District.


Manatee County is accepting applications for
two anticipated vacancies on the tourist development
council, which makes recommendations to the county
commission on the expenditures of tourist revenues.
The TDC is comprised of nine volunteer members
who make recommendations to the county commission
on the operation of the projects in the tourist develop-
ment plan and the uses for which tourist development
tax revenues may be expended.
Eligible applicants include any Manatee County
registered voter involved in the tourist industry and
who has an interest in tourist development.



Meeting,,.

Anna Maria City
April 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
May 6, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
May 7, 6 p.m., city commission.
May 22, city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
April 29, 1 p.m., city commission.
May 1, 6 p.m., city commission workshop.
May 5, 3 p.m., scenic waves.
May 7, 10:30 a.m., capital improvements com-
mittee.
May 7, 11 a.m., pier team.
May 8, 1 p.m., department heads.
May 14, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
May 20, 1 p.m., city commission workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
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.


However, the applicants must not be subject to the
5 percent resort tax in Manatee County.
Applications are due May 30 and may be found
online at www.mymanatee.org/advisoryboards.
The Tourist Development Council meets on the
third Monday of every other month at 9 a.m. at loca-
tions throughout Manatee County.
Terms are for four years.
For more information, call Monica Luff at the Bra-
denton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 941-
729-9177, ext. 231, or email monica.luff@mymanatee.
org.


May 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
May 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 15, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 20, 11 a.m., city center.
May 21, 7 p.m., planning commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
May 6, 9 a.m., county board.
May 20, 9 a.m., county board.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

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

Of Interest
April 29, 4 p.m., Council of Governments,
Bradenton Area Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Pal-
metto.
May 26 is Memorial Day. Most government
offices are closed.
Send notices to news@islander.org.


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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 23, 2014 U 5

Traffic ties up debate at Holmes Beach 'idea' forum


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
A slide show depicting parking garages, bike
stands and gondola lifts flashed on the screen. And
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti talked through
jeers from the audience.
Regardless of the opinions on parking garages
by the beach and gondolas to carry beachgoers from
the mainland to the island and there were many
opinions shared at city hall April 16 one common
thread stood out: Something must be done about traffic
congestion on Anna Maria Island.
"I thought the illustrations were beautiful, but
I think we should go back before then. We're old
Florida. I don't see that in the bike racks and parking
lots," Holmes Beach resident Mary Kuckenbacher
said. "I don't know why we have to go so out of the
way for more parking. If you run out, you run out."
As Kuckenbacher, who was one of the first residents
to speak at the forum, finished her comments, members
of the galley called out, "We all agree with you."
Monti said the meeting was meant to open a dia-
logue on ideas to relieve traffic congestion and over-
crowding of the island. To that aim, the meeting was a
success.
No one spoke in support of the gondola or park-
ing garage at the meeting. Instead, residents offered
their ideas: paid parking, off-island parking with
shuttles, improved traffic control in Bradenton and,
one resident joked, "Fill 'em up with rum and send
them to Longboat Key."
Holmes Beach commissioners attended the
meeting and spoke against the gondola and parking


garage.
"Old Florida, that's why we're here. We didn't used
to have a bed tax, and now look what happened. Money,
money, money We're selling our soul for revenue. We'll
lose our churches and our school," said Commission
Chair Judy Titsworth, a third-generation islander.
Discussions shifted to the Manatee County Tour-
ist Development Council and taxes. Monti said Florida
entertained 90 million tourists last year, and Gov. Rick
Scott is pushing to increase tourism by 5 percent.
\ "tl all of the money that comes in from tour-
ists goes to the county, then to the TDC," said Com-
missioner Marvin Grossman. "We're the cash cow for
the whole county. Fifty percent or more of tourists'


The gallery
nearly fills at
Holmes Beach
City Hall,
5801 Marina
Drive, April
16for a forum
with Mayor
Carmel Monti.
by tIslander
Photo: Jenni-
fer Glenfield







dollars come from us and we're forced to bear the
brunt of it."
The county imposes a 5 percent tax on rentals of
six months or less with the state-sanctioned tourist
development tax.
The TDC prepares a budget that is approved
by the county commission for support projects, and
spending is restricted to tourism development.
"No more advertisement. It's advertised all over
the country. We need to stop advertising and take care
of what we have," said Barbara Parkman, an island
resident since 1996.
Monti said he plans to distribute a survey to
solicit a larger pool of traffic congestion solutions.


Holmes Beach adds games to outdoor dining changes


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
"Cornhole or no cornhole?" asked Commission
Chair Judy Titsworth.
Titsworth asked her fellow commissioners about
adding games, such as cornhole, darts and ring toss, to
the outdoor dining regulations drafted by city planner
Bill Brisson.
Games were omitted by commissioners, but were
brought forward again by Barefoot Tiki Bar owner
Nicole Heslop at the April 10 city meeting.
"I just want to do the right thing here. In my site
plan is a recreation area and people play cornhole. It's
really important to my business," Heslop said.
Brisson informed the commission if games were
omitted from the ordinance, they would not be allowed
at outdoor dining facilities.
'This is news to me. It's new information, so


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According to command center supervisor Lt. Ben
O'Loughlin at the NRC in St. Petersburg, the owner of
the boat is responsible for salvaging the boat.
O'Loughlin said the incident was reported April
17. He explained that the appropriate agencies are
contacted by NRC, including the local Coast Guard
station and either the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection or the local fire station, and someone
responds to the scene.
The Coast Guard oversees that appropriate actions
are being taken by the owner of the vessel. If not, fines
are imposed.
0' Loughlin said he believed the owner of the boat
was working to resolve the problem.
Solberg reported the presence of fuel in the canal
April 18 to HBPD, the Coast Guard and NRC.
Solberg said the mayor has kept two derelict boats
on the canal, the one that sank and a sailboat, for sev-
eral years. He said the boats are eyesores and, at one
time, obstructed the canal.
"She's afloat," the mayor said April 21, adding
it was raised April 19. He indicated there were some
challenges, including the tides, rain and a piece of
wood stuck in the propeller. He hired a salvage firm
to get it up.
HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer was on vacation when
the boat sank, but he told The Islander April 20, "We
do that kind of thing all the time. We've helped others
in similar circumstances, and so has public works."


I'd like to put it back in," said Commissioner Jean
Peelen.
The commissioners said they didn't intend to elim-
inate recreation at outdoor dining facilities, but they
did not want to encourage it.
Titsworth suggested leaving it out of the regula-
tions to "see how it goes," but she met resistance.
Commissioners agreed to put recreation in the out-
door dining regulations, which resulted in a 4-1 vote,
with Titsworth voting no.
Brisson said he will put it back before sending the
ordinance to the planning commission for review.
"It's an easy fix. I'll add it and send it tomorrow
and keep things m< in'." Brisson said.
The only other change Brisson noted in the regula-
tions since its presentation to the commission March 27
was a change regarding hours for amplified music.
The commissioners removed the limits on music



More on the mayor
Also, a letter to the city's code enforcement office
dated April 15 asked Forbes to investigate a work-
related trailer with commercial signage in Monti's
home driveway.
The letter writer, who asked to remain anony-
mous, apparently fearing retribution, said six resi-
dents in the neighborhood oppose the weekly pres-
ence of the work trailer. The writer claimed the trailer
should not be parked there because city code prohib-
its commercial vehicles and traffic, as well as other
signs of a business, in the residential neighborhood.
The business, My Garden Products LLC, is owned
by Monti and registered to a residential address in
Sarasota. According to the city of Sarasota property
appraiser's website, it is owned by Vaughn DuFour.
Forbes said he is responding to the complaint and
following up on the issue. He said because the princi-
pal address of the business is in Sarasota, the trailer
can stay. Commercial vehicles or trailers associated
with a business are only prohibited if the principal
business address is in Holmes Beach.
Monti routinely stores a trailer and a work vehi-
cle at public works, alongside Birdie Tebbetts Field,
"with permission," according to public works fore-
man Gary Blunden permission granted by the
mayor.
Forbes also said he is waiting on proof of a tax
certificate in Sarasota to complete his report.


in favor of enforcing the noise ordinance.


Cindy Troxler, Ann Mount-Campbell and Scott
Mount-Campbell play cornhole April 11 at the Bare-
foot Tiki Bar in Holmes Beach. Recreation at out-
door dining facilities is being included in proposed
new regulations. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield



"Make no mistake. I treat everyone the same,"
Forbes said.


Ethics rules
A call from The Islander to the Florida Com-
mission on Ethics resulted in a reference to the
Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees,
adopted by the Legislature. It contains standards
of ethics conduct and disclosures applicable to
public officers, employees, candidates, lobbyists,
and others in state and local government.
No complaint was made regarding the use of
city resources by the mayor, and the commission
is reactive-only, meaning it reviews only official
complaints. However they were able to provide
direction to the applicable ethics laws in the
instance of a public official using the resources
of the city for his or her personal needs.
In particular, Kerrie Stillman of the COE
referred to the ethics laws in Part III, Chapter 112
of the Florida Statutes:
(6) MISUSE OF PUBLIC POSITION. No
public officer, employee of an agency, or local
government attorney shall corruptly use or attempt
to use his or her official position or any property
or resource which may be within his or her trust,
or perform his or her official duties, to secure a
special privilege, benefit, or exemption for him-
self, herself, or others.





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frQpjion

Bon voyage, winter friends
And a hui hou, in the island language of Hawaii,
goodbye, until we meet again.
After all, don't we idealize the island paradise of
swaying palms and the scent of plumeria and ukulele
music drifting in the breeze.
Easter signals the migration of Florida's snow-
birds to their spring-summer homes.
We used to say with pleasure as people dropped
by the office to say goodbye and subscribe to the
newspaper, "See you next year."
That is, until we were made aware that our elders
saw in that a bit of mortality Some even responded,
"God willing."
So the Hawaiian phrase, "a hui hou," seems more
appropriate.
We have lamented here in the past that snowbirds
- seasonal visitors who migrate south for several
months in the winter are becoming rare birds.
The face of tourism is changing. As a result of
the recession, we see more families two or more
generations vacationing together for shorter peri-
ods of time. We see the result of more people working
longer hours and taking less time off. But at least
tourism is lhii ing
We hope snowbirds will keep coming to Anna
Maria Island for several reasons. Their longer visits
are less intense no need to hurry and pack all the
fun into one week. And snowbirds take part in the
community. They volunteer and support nonprofits,
attend events, contribute.
They're more likely to go to church, take part in
civic clubs and patronize more businesses than the
short-term visitor. They frequent the veterinarian, the
hardware store, the barber and hair salons.
They merge into our "old Florida lifestyle." Not
exactly the Hawaiian ideal, but we find it soothing
and peaceful, bringing with it memories of our own
generations of family.
While life will never be like it was in the 1950s
on Anna Maria Island, some folks would say that can
only be a good thing. Back in those days, the houses
had no air conditioning and the island had plenty of
mangrove forests and mosquitoes.
There were no fun coffee shops and no fine dining
restaurants. Very few homes had swimming pools.
The Manatee Public Beach was coming to life and
there you could find rooftop dining and dancing into
the late hours. Life here was different.
While life keeps changing, so does Anna Maria
Island. Don't you love it?
There's another farewell that's common here:
"Y'all come back next year."





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Say no to rezone
On May 27, the Holmes Beach Planning Com-
mission will hold a public hearing to consider chang-
ing the zoning of the comer of 54th Street and Holmes
Boulevard from Residential-2 to Commercial-3.
The owners propose a two-story structure, with
at least two residential rentals, commercial rentals
and 15 parking spaces.
One Holmes Beach official remarked to me that
the proposed zoning "makes sense," as the lot is so
near other commercial properties.
Makes sense to whom? We all know this island is
close to saturation with traffic and that commercial/
tourism development is steadily eroding the year-
round residential base, jeopardizing the quality of
life most of us worked so hard to earn.
This very small area clogs with commercial,
pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic. The only pedes-
trian crosswalk and trolley stop on Gulf Drive in the
downtown area draws folks to Holmes Boulevard.
On days when outgoing traffic backs up on
Marina and Gulf drives, the experienced motorists
use Holmes Boulevard as a cut-through. Does adding
more traffic and congestion in this area sound like it
makes sense?
Traffic aside, considering past development, what
might "make sense" is this property may be the first
domino to fall to make 54th Street and environs
another Pine Avenue.
If you are concerned about this precedent-setting
rezone, please, attend the hearing and help us set a
unique precedent one for resident rights. Make
sense?
Nancy Deal, Holmes Beach

Seeking quiet
The misery of "season" is upon us, and we pay
the price of living where others can only visit. Resi-
dents have found ways to adapt to traffic, crowded


beaches and booked-up restaurants, and know to shop
at Publix before 9 a.m.
There is little, however, we can do about city-
sanctioned noise. We live across from Holmes Beach
City Hall on 58th Street, and the amplified music at
the St. Patrick's Shamrockin' Festival was intolera-
ble. The police said the decibel level was 70, "exactly
at the limit." As an aside, we rarely notice when the
Barefoot Tiki Hut has entertainment.
Our city is at the mythical crossroads. Are we
a party/short-term tourist destination at the expense
of tax-paying full- and part-time residents, or a resi-
dential community open to sharing our lifestyle with
visitors seeking the paradise we maintain?
Will we sell our island soul to the devil?
I plead the city moves quickly on changes to the
noise ordinance, and to maintain the quality of our
residential life.
Maureen Hirthler, Holmes Beach

To our island friends
Season is almost over, which means it's that time
of year again, time for "day trippers" to head out to
the beach more often to enjoy activities, visit friends
and patronize businesses.
It's our time, as "day trippers," to enjoy the
island's beauty, maintained by our tax dollars and
those of all Manatee County citizens.
We are proud and fortunate "day trippers."
Remarks made last fall by the mayors of Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach called day trippers the "less
than desirable visitors." And while it may not be what
they meant, it is what they said.
Charmian Miller and I decided to embrace those
derogatory remarks and created and sold "AMI Day
Tripper" bumper stickers. We sold 500 stickers and
now we plan to give back to the island by donat-
ing our profits to the Anna Maria Island Community
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Center.
We would like to thank Duffy's Tavern in
Holmes Beach for helping us sell our stickers. With
your support and the support of all who purchased
stickers, our donation to the community center on
behalf of the "AMI Day Tripper" campaign will be
more than $600.
With the help of The Islander, we are plan-
ning AMI Day Tripper Day a party at Duffy's
Tavern 2-5 p.m. May 18 in the hopes that the
"day trippers" and "islanders" will come together
and celebrate the beautiful area in which we live
and, hopefully, raise more money for the center.
Charmian and I were island residents at one
time and enjoyed every minute of it. Life changes,
as have things on the island since those days. One
thing that hasn't changed is the love that everyone
has for our beautiful Anna Maria Island.
We'll see you soon.
Debbie Pinkley, Palmetto

My vote is 'no' to bump
Apparently a speeding problem exists in the
500 block of Key Royale Drive. That is unaccept-
able in any residential community, but I still take
exception to the speed bump in front of the mayor's
house/business.
Apparently he has been petitioned for a solu-
tion to the speeding problem by residents of that
block.
Hopefully this is only a "test" and, before it
becomes permanent, I submit the following con-
siderations:
1. If deemed essential, place the bump near
the middle of the block. Doing so would be more


efficient and, as a bonus, relieve the mayor of the
blame.
2. By my count there are 30 houses west of
the bump and only 12 east of it in the 500 block of
Key Royale Drive. But 320 households beyond the
500 block have no other outlet. Assuming nearly
100 percent of the traffic is to or from their homes
or golf course, this means fewer than 10 percent
of the residents in the problem area benefit from
the "mayor's bump," while 91 percent are forced
to slow below the 25-mph limit or suffer possible
damage to their cars.
3. Some speed-limit offenders are likely deliv-
ery people, vacationers and visitors that are dis-
tracted by our paradise or are just simply incon-
siderate.
4. I have lived here since 1987 and I seldom
hear of motorists being cited for traffic violations,
although I use Key Royale Drive nearly daily.
5. I commend HBPD for not nit-picking me or
our valued tourists, but maybe a closer watch would
go far in reducing speeders.
6. Finally, the Key Royale homeowners' asso-
ciation and the Key Royale Club should make a
plea for a more considerate solution.
I am sure there are more and better solutions
than "the mayor's bump."
Sam Planck, Holmes Beach.

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10 years ago
Headlines from April 21, 2004
75-year-old Francisco Juco, an Illinois man,
was killed riding his bicycle when he was struck
by a vehicle at the 67th Street-Holmes Boulevard
intersection in Holmes Beach. Police said Juco was
not wearing a helmet when he failed to stop at the
intersection and was hit by a car. Police said Juco was
taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St.
Petersburg where he was pronounced dead.
West Manatee Fire Rescue Capt. Kurt Lath-
rop said an investigation of the March 18 fire at the
Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria determined the
fire was an act of arson. WMFR offered a $1,000
reward for information on who may have set the fire,
which caused $75,000-$100,000 in damages.
The Anna Maria Island Bridge was closed for
three hours April 18, after a motorcyclist struck a
vehicle that was stopped for the drawbridge opening.
Bradenton police said the cyclist, Bradley Iddrip, 27,
of Sarasota, was thrown to the pavement and suf-
fered serious injuries. He was taken by helicopter to
Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Iddrip was
not wearing a helmet, police said.



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April 14 -69 .83 0
April 15 64 83 0
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Easter smiles, Easter bunny
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Easter basket, April 19 on Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria. Jack Zaccagnino counts his Easter bounty
of eggs at the Mar Vista Pub on Longboat Key. Ed
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Vocalist Drew Thomas performs "Christ Arose," inspiring the congregation at the 50th annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes
Beach. He is accompanied by Daniel Paul Anzaldo. The event, which is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island, drew its largest-ever congregation.
The service includes participation by the six houses of worship on Anna Maria Island which share in this year's offering of $4,300. Manatee County Commis-
sioner John Chappie, kneeling left, a Kiwanis member, is the club's official photographer for the event. Islander Photos: Jack Elka


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president Dave Miner, the Revs. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei
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below, Luis Garcia, below right.
The concert will take place Sunday,
April 27, in Bradenton. Islander
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AMICCO features 'New Faces'
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and people from AMICCO's Young Artist Solo Competi-
Orchestra will present the "New Faces of Classical tion.
Music" in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Donations will be accepted and invested in the
The concert will take place at the First United group's young artists program.
Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call Joy Leitner at 941-587-
The concert will feature performances by young 3584.

Short plays set for stage


The annual Ten-Minute Play Festival will take
place at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the FSU/Asolo
Center for the Performing Arts Center in May.
The dates for the ninth annual festival presented
by Theatre Odyssey are May 1-4.
Plays include: "A Bottle of Vodka" by Connie
Schindewolf, "Fancy Seeing You Here" by Marvin
Albert, "For Art's Sake" by Bernie Yanelli, "I'll be
Home for Christmas" by Dale Moore, "Just Fool-
ing" by Verna Safran, "School For Wives" by Arthur
Keyser, "Smart Bra" by Sylvia Reed and Vlliiin _
Grandpa" by Ron Pantello.
Anna Maria resident Tom Aposporos co-founded
Theatre Odyssey and will appear in "For Art's


Sake."
In addition, this year, as last, the winning play
from the Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival,
"Elevate My Life" by Joseph Grosso from Lakewood
Ranch High School, will be presented at the festi-
val.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn previously served
as president of the group's board of directors and is
the house manager for this year's festival.
The arts center is at 5555 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.
General admission is $18.
For more information or tickets, call Theatre
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The Bradenton-based Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus recently returned from the Sweet
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art league
Muralist John Allinson will lead a series of work-
shops, Sea Life Island Painting, at the Anna Maria
Island Art League this spring
Allinson will teach three classes in the basics of
sealife painting: light effects on underwater creatures,
tonal effects of translucent water and composition and
design elements of painting.
Registration is required for the classes, which will
take place at 1 p.m. April 26, May 3 and May 10.
Each session costs $35.
For more information, or to register, call AMIAL
at 941-778-2099.
The art league is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
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Ron Tutewiler and his companion canines Heidi,
right, and Murphy remove litter from along
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Library offers streaming
movies, TV shows
The Manatee County Public Library System has
joined the Library Ideas network of public library web-
sites to offer access to streaming movies and television
content.
The Freegal Movies and Television Service pro-
vides library card holders access to videos from per-
sonal electronics devices.
Card holders can stream up to three videos per
week at no cost by clicking on the Freegal link on
the library's home page, www.mymanatee.org/library.
Users can start streaming content from Freegal after
registering on the site with their library card barcode
number.
Selections include feature films, TV shows, instruc-
tional guides and documentaries, including content for
children.
Mobile apps for Android and iPhone owners are
available to download on the Freegal site.
For more information, call library services at 941
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a weekend of spring cleaning?
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Noon --Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-2607.
8 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, April 24
8:01 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, April 25
Today is National Arbor Day.
9 a.m.-Noon St. Bernard Catholic Church rummage sale,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7771.
9:30 a.m. Holmes Beach Arbor Day tree planting, near
Marina Drive and 59th Street. Information: 941-795-8272.
10a.m. -Anna Maria Arbor Day tree planting, Bayfront Park,
Bay Boulevard South. Information: 941-795-8272.
11 a.m. Bradenton Beach Arbor Day tree planting, Bridge


Street/Gulf Drive roundabout. Information: 941-795-8272.
8:02 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, April 26
9 a.m.-Noon St. Bernard Catholic Church rummage sale,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7771.
8:02 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, April 27
8:03 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, April 28
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
8:03 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, April 29
8:04 p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, April 30
8:04 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off-island
Saturday, April 26
6:30 p.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Finale Parade


with 150 or more entries, from Manatee High School, mostly along
Manatee Avenue West to downtown Bradenton.

Sunday, April 27
2 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
"New Faces of Classical Music" concert, First United Methodist
Church, 603 11th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-587-3584.

Coming up
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 AMI, Coquina Beach.
June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.
June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, Braden-
ton.

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


C /'.. i Burgess, Kirsten Samuels, Gera Versfeld and Kayla Hayes of St. Stephen's
Episcopal Visual and Performing Arts program stand next to their work at the Anna
Maria Island Art League April 11.


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Calendar of ongoing events, activities


Through...
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-
tion: 778-0784.
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Family Fun Night, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party at select
stores on 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.
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
to details.


Click!
The Islander welcomes photographs and
notices of the milestones in readers' lives -
weddings, anniversaries, travels and other
events.
Please send notices and photographs with
detailed captions along with complete
contact information to news@islander.org
or 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217.


Shamrocks for Shelter
campaign exceeds goal
More than $700 was raised with the Sham-
rocks for Shelter campaign conducted in March
to raise money for animal rescue groups.
Area businesses collected money with the sale
of paper shamrocks throughout the month, generat-
ing $711 for Moonracer Animal Rescue Inc., which
is operated by Lisa Williams of The Islander, and
Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, which is operated
by Stephanie Kelly.
Williams, in a news release, said, 'This money
will go to help with medical expenses, food, spay
and neutering, and adoption event expenses."
Kelly added in the statement, \\ ih 'Il dona-
tions from these generous people, these dogs would
not have a chance of finding a forever home."
Island Fitness, Paradise Cafe and Catering,
Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost, Island Coffee
Haus, Mail and More, The Paw Spa, Thompson
Pre K, UPS on Manatee Avenue and Perks for Pets
participated in the campaign.
Signs Now of Bradenton printed the sham-
rocks and Jocelyn Greene of Green Girl Designs
designed the shamrocks.
For more information about rescue and foster
efforts, call Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105.



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New education director to focus on curriculum, independence


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
About 30 kids ages 5-12 eagerly lined up April 3 in
the gymnasium of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
Before they could enter their after-school class-
room, they had to form a perfectly straight line, not
exactly an easy task for a rambunctious group of chil-
dren hungry for their snack.
Kathy Bogad, the new education director at the
center, waited patiently for them to fall into place and,
one by one, they filed into the classroom, quietly put-
ting away their backpacks, sitting in their assigned
seats.
"I really want this to be more than child care,"
Bogad said of the center's Thinking and Learning Cre-
atively before- and after-school program. "We want the
children to have enough responsibility that they come
in and already know what they need to do."
The center also offers camps when public schools
are out for spring, winter and summer breaks. While
the programs promote teamwork, crafts, games and
sports, Bogad wants to add curriculum into the mix to
make the activities more of a learning experience.
Bogad said over spring break, the children were
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"You wouldn't believe how well they did," she
said. 'They even did a little presentation and told the
other children interesting facts about their animal."
Bogad's no-nonsense leadership comes from 16
years of experience teaching in public and private sec-
tors of education, on levels ranging from grade school
New group: Community
Connections emerges
Sissy Quinn, head of the Anna Maria Island Pres-
ervation Trust, has formed AMIPT Community Con-
nections and is looking for members.
Quinn said in a flier the purpose of the new group
is for "friendship, support and needs" of Anna Maria
Island.
Community Connections also will be a social
group that reaches out "neighbor to neighbor," Quinn
said.
The organizational meeting for Community Con-
nections is 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at The Studio at
Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Quinn
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Her educational philosophy is rooted in the belief
that children are individuals who will meet or exceed
the expectations set for them.
Bogad came to Manatee County nearly three years
ago with her husband and two children. After an unsuc-
cessful attempt at starting a private school in the area,
she said she was "at a crossroads" professionally. She
started looking for a position where she would be able
to use her experience in a community environment
and the opening education director at the center was a
perfect fit.
Bogad has been at the center for only a few weeks,
but already has big plans.
Her first challenge has been improving the lines
of communication among center staff and surveying
parents about the programs offered at the center.
She wants to expand another program that runs
simultaneously with the TLC program called REACH,
a before- and after-school program designed for teens
ages 11-17.
"We really want to get the word out that we are
here to serve the community," Bogad said.
She said children in the REACH program are more
involved in the community and the curriculum compli-
ments what they are already learning in school.
"Kathy brings a balance of understanding and
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center, presiding
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Arbor Day, Earth Day
grow tree canopy
Keep Manatee Beautiful, in partnership with
local agencies, continues to grow the local tree
canopy with its annual National Arbor Day plant-
ings, as well as Earth Day activities.
From Earth Day, which was Tuesday, April
22, through the end of the month, KMB an
affiliate of Keep America Beautiful will plant
trees along Cortez Road from First Street to 75th
Street West to enhance the "Cortez Road Tree
Canopy."
The effort involves KMB, the Manatee
County/University of Florida Extension Service,
the city of Bradenton and Manatee County.
On National Arbor Day, which is Friday, April
25, the following events will take place:
9:30 a.m., the Holmes Beach Parks and Beau-
tification Committee will plant a pond cypress near
city hall at Marina Drive and 59th Street. Modern
Woodmen of America donated the tree.
10 a.m., officials with Anna Maria and Mana-
tee County will meet at Bayfront Park on North Bay
Boulevard south of the restrooms to plant two live
oak trees donated by Ellenton Nursery Growers.
11 a.m., the Bradenton Beach Scenic WAVES
will celebrate on Bridge Street with the addition
of five sabal palms and native groundcover to the
roundabout in the intersection of Bridge Street
and Gulf Drive. The Bridge Street Merchants and
Keep Manatee Beautiful donated the plants.
Events also will take place in Bradenton and
Palmetto.
For more information, call KMB at 941-795-
8272.


Bay Guardians work
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program's Bay Guard-
ian volunteers planted thousands of Florida-native
plants April 12 in Perico Preserve on Perico Island.
Perico Preserve is located on the west side of
Manatee County near Anna Maria Island.
More than 100 volunteers, including Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts and 4H members installed plants donated
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's Redfish Hatchery at Port Manatee.
The project was the fourth volunteer outing for the
Bay Guardians in 2014. Prior projects were completed
at Bowlees Creek Island, Jiggs Landing and Arlington
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Center announces affair's
high bidders, top items
The tables are cleared for another year. The tux-
edos and gowns are at the dry cleaners.
And some patrons are sporting new items or
coveted tickets from the auction at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's annual gala, which took
place April 12 at the center in Anna Maria.
High-bidders and top auction item winners at the
Island Affair include:
Ernie Withers, golf cart.
Auctioneer Bobbie Smith won the drawing for
the diamond bracelet from Bridge Street Jewelers in
Bradenton Beach.
David Ridley won "Pick of the Live" a pre-
bidding choice from all items offered in the live auc-
tion a trip to Costa Rica.
Jenah Victor took home the diamond necklace
from Libby's in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
Cindy Thompson was top bidder for travel and
tickets for Bruno Mars-Fourth of July in Boston.
Fred Bartizal won the bidding for the "Ultimate
Ray's Experience."
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is at
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.


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involved in
the Perico
Preserve effort
include Felicia
Burks and her
family. Burks
is the program
manager for
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The Bay Guardians are the largest and most active
volunteer program in the region focused on Sarasota
Bay.
The program is managed by SBEP in partnership
with Around the Bend Nature Tours.
New volunteers receive a T-shirt featuring the Bay
Guardians logo.
Each outing features environmental education and
a picnic lunch.
People can join the Bay Guardians for a single
project or as an ongoing commitment.
Those interested in volunteering can email Sara
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Bradenton Beach defines, refines noise ordinance


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners met April 15 in
a work session to smooth out the wrinkles in a sound
ordinance adopted in March.
At the workshop, commissioners discussed where
a reading should be taken and whether open-air dining
establishments can have music after 10 p.m.
"I think there was a lot of information and a lot
of confusion associated with this ordinance," Braden-
ton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said. "We just
needed to clarify it."
Under the noise ordinance, outdoor entertainment
is allowed until 10 p.m., and indoor entertainment can
take place until 1 a.m.
However, some establishments such as Island
Time Bar and Grill, 111 Bridge St., and Gulf Drive
Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N. do not have walls and
cannot move entertainment indoors at 10 p.m. accord-
ing to the requirements of the ordinance.
While live music concludes at both establish-
ments at 10 p.m., the restaurants still play a jukebox
or music track over outdoor speakers.

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Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale and city
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April 14 about confusion over the city's new noise
ordinance. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

At the work session, city planner Alan Garrett
said a jukebox would be defined as "entertainment"
and would not be allowed outdoors past 10 p.m.
The commission was in agreement with Garrett's
interpretation.
"This is like a slap in the face," said Eric Flash-
man, bar manager and music coordinator of Island
Time Bar and Grill. "I have been to every single one
of these meetings and the jukebox was never brought
up. You are basically telling us to shut our doors."
Special asked if Island Time Bar and Grill could
lower its hurricane shutters and comply with the ordi-
nance, but Garrett said the ordinance reads that enter-
tainment must be contained within "permanent walls
and a roof."
"(The businesses) came here and said' we need a
compromise,'" said Commissioner Janie Robertson.
"That's what this is, a compromise. We've come a
long way."
Special said he and his officers would be enforc-
ing the new ordinance. But first, he needed to know
where to take the decibel meter reading.
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sound reading should be taken.
The new ordinance left the sound-reading loca-
tion up for interpretation, referring only to "receiving
land," which Garrett said refers to any land neighbor-
ing or within the vicinity of the sound source.
"That means I can stand in front of the establish-
ment, I can be in my house, at the Moose Lodge, in a
rental unit," he said. "It can be anywhere within the
city."
During the work session, commissioners agreed
that readings should be taken from across the street
of the sound source and not at the complainant's loca-
tion.
Special reminded commissioners that enforce-
ment of the ordinance is not driven by complaints.
"We keep talking about complaints, but if we
regulate the ordinance properly, there won't be any
complaints," Speciale said.
Establishments can provide music at 85 deci-
bels 7 a.m.-7 p.m., but that number shrinks to 75
decibels between the hours of 7-10 p.m., and then
must be turned down to 65 decibels 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
It decreases again to 55 decibels 2-7 a.m.
"This is going to be like a speed-limit sign. Estab-
lishments will know they can't go over the limit, and,
if they do, they will get a ticket," Speciale said.
Special said his officers have been patrolling the
streets and taking sound readings. So far, there have
not been any violations.
Violations must be consistent for five minutes to
merit citation.
Special said the manager or owner of the estab-
lishment would first receive a verbal ,,ininii.', then
a $75 citation. If noise continues to exceed the pre-
scribed decibel level, the person will be issued a
notice to appear. In the event of a third offense, over
the course of one night, it could mean jail time for
the offender.
Establishments may apply for a special exemp-
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Bradenton Beach to crack down on 'derelict vessels'


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
In Bradenton Beach, a certain derelict sailboat
without a mast doesn't want to stay put.
The boat is now tied up to the public dock on 12th
Street South, but broke away from its anchorage, got
tied up to the dock, then broke away again.
There seems to be no way of keeping the vessel in
place as the dock lines are rotted.
"I get complaints all the time about this boat,"
commissioner Jan Vosburgh said during a work session
April 15. "People are saying it's ruining the dock and
fear it could be dangerous if it breaks away again."
The boat on 12th Street is just one of a number of
a rising number of vessels anchored off the Historic
Bridge Street Pier in Sarasota Bay that are creating
concerns for law enforcement.
Mayor Bill Shearon said the Bradenton Beach
Police Department now will work with the U.S. Coast
Guard at Station Cortez and the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission law enforcement arm
to make sure all the boats anchored offshore are reg-
istered with the state.
"Instead of waiting until the thing sinks, or breaks
loose and floats into a dock we are trying to be proac-
tive instead of reactive on this," he said. "That way we
reduce the expense of recovering submerged vessels
or repairing damages."
All boats in Florida for 90 days or more require reg-
istration from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles,
according to dmv.org. The only boats exempt are those
used strictly as lifeboats or cruisers traveling through
who do not plan to stay more than three months.
Boats must be registered with the tax collector's
office within 30 days of purchase and require a sized-
based registration fee ranging from $12-$200.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Florid Fish and Wildlife
routinely inspect the boats anchored offshore to make
sure they are in compliance with environmental laws
regarding sewers and greywater, or wastewater gener-
ated from washbasins and baths.
However, Police Chief Sam Speciale said most of
boaters are good about the environmental regulations,
registration often gets overlooked.
"The problem with the boats here, is that many
of them have been here for years," he said. "When
one person decides they don't want to be a liveaboard
anymore, they simply give the boat to someone else
to live on."
Special says that while original owners usually
hand over the title, they often forget to register the
vessel to the new owner. The exchange tends to create
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it's holding.
"When the boat is adrift, (the BBPD) is left solving
the mystery as to who owns the boat," he said.
Boats that look dilapidated are considered "at risk"
and are tagged by law enforcement authorities, entered
into a database and tracked, according to the FWC
website myfwc.org. A letter to the owner asks that
he or she take action. If no one responds to the letter
or tag, the vessel is considered derelict and may be
removed by law enforcement at the owner's expense.
However, before this occurs, citizens have the right
to claim the vessel as found property. As long as the
person goes through the required steps to legally own
the vessel, he or she can become the skipper.
Special said a vessel considered at risk will now
be deemed a derelict vessel and posted, regardless of
whether there is someone living aboard.
"What this is going to do is force the people living
on the boat to have it registered," he said. "They will
have to claim it as found property and go through the
required steps to keep it there."
Special said there has been an influx of livaboards
over the past two years as a result of the city of Sara-
sota operations at its mooring field in Sarasota Bay just
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requires a fee of $250 a month or $25 a day for the
use of the anchorage and amenities. Features include
showers and laundry, Wi-Fi, a pumping vessel, a trash
and recycling service and more.
Special said that many of the people who used to
live on boats near Marina Jack relocated in the anchor-
age near the Historic Bridge Street Pier because they
had access to many of the same amenities minus the
price.
He also said the city of Bradenton Beach planned
to create and operate its own mooring field 10 years
ago, adding space on the pier for a harbormaster office,
laundry and showers, however the plan never came to
fruition.
"We decided that we would be spending more than
we could take in," he said. "So the effort was aban-
doned."
Today the showers and restrooms still exist, but are
closed after business hours of the restaurants located
on the pier.
The number of boats that call the harbor home has
doubled.
"We think focusing on the registration is going to
solve a lot of issues," Speciale said.

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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
April 14, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, bat-
tery. A 56-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly
slapped a woman in a wheelchair during an argument
over love bugs. A Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy
observed the couple sitting together at the Anna Maria
City Pier. They began to argue when the man became
bothered by love bugs and lost his shoe in the water,
according to the report. The deputy witnessed the man
allegedly curse at the woman, push her wheelchair to
the north edge of the pier and slap her on the shoulder.
He was taken to Manatee County jail.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
April 15, 2013, 103 Gulf Drive S., disorderly
intoxication. A 43-year-old Sarasota man faces a charge
of disorderly intoxication after an MCSO deputy saw

Holmes Beach adds
direct 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-
dents important information, including emergency
alerts and event announcements.
Residents can submit email addresses to Buo-
nagura by mailing her at humanresources@holmes-
beachfl.org.


him urinating in public within view of the roadway
and passersby. He was taken to Manatee County jail.
April 11, 200 block of Bridge Street, criminal
mischief. A 54-year-old man was arrested after he
allegedly chest-bumped a woman he thought was
trying to steal his dog. The woman told police she
had found the dog wandering around a parking lot of
with no tags. She said she placed the dog in her car
with food and water. When the suspect saw the dog in
her car, he allegedly picked up a rock and scraped the
side of her car.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Holmes Beach
April 4, 2900 block of Avenue E, possession. A
Holmes Beach woman faces a charge of possession
of marijuana after she crashed her bicycle outside a
residential house. An HBPD officer responded to a
report of a suspicious person. The woman was "vis-
ibly intoxicated," according to the police report. The
officer offered to take the woman home, but as she
opened her purse to retrieve her driver's license, the
officer allegedly observed a bag of marijuana inside
an empty cigarette package. She was issued a notice
to appear and transported to her residence.
April 4, 5400 block of Marina Drive, warrant
arrest. A 67-year-old man was arrested on an out-
standing warrant.
April 3, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, hit and run.
The victim reported an unknown woman drove a red
convertible car into a white fence, causing around
$500 in damage. The woman reportedly backed up
and continued driving. The investigation remains
open.
April 1, 755 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat
Ramp, burglary. A woman reported her purse was
stolen from her rental vehicle while she was taking
pictures with her husband and daughter. HBPD offi-
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March 31, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue, battery.
A 28-year-old pregnant woman told HBPD officers a
man punched her in the shoulder several times during
an argument. The man was not located.
March 30, 5300 block of Marina Drive, theft.
A blue glass-bottom kayak and a yellow kayak were
stolen from a storage area of the marina. No arrests
were made.
March 29, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, trespass.
HBPD officers issued a homeless man a trespass warn-
ing for allegedly loitering behind the grocery store.

April 14, 6000 Marina Drive, possession. Greg-
ory Surface, 52, of Bradenton, faces charges of posses-
sion of sativa resin (hash) and driving with an expired
tag for less than six months. A Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office deputy conducted a traffic stop and found
a bag of hash inside the seat compartment of his motor
scooter, according to the police report.
April 12, 500 block of 75th Street, domestic
battery. A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she
allegedly argued with her mother and threw a chair at
her, causing a knee injury.
April 10, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. Daniel
Nolasco-Vasquez, 35, of Sarasota, faces charges of
DUI, driving with an expired license for more than six
months and no vehicle registration after he was pulled
over for traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving
between lanes. After failing a series of sobriety tests,
he was taken to Manatee County jail.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
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-
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Joshua Robert Matice
Joshua Robert Matice, 42, died April 7. He was
born April 8, 1972, in St. Johns, Mich.
He first came to Anna Maria Island in time to start
second-grade at Anna Maria Elementary School. He
participated in youth center activities, including soccer,
baseball and basketball. He attended Roser Memorial
Community Church and participated in the youth group.
He was a cub scout. While attending King Middle
School, he united islanders and owners. He also was
co-emcee for the KMS Hands Across America Music
Jamboree. While attending Manatee High School, he
found his passion for cooking while working for the
original Mr. Bones restaurant in Holmes Beach.
After graduating from MHS, he attended New
England Institute in West Palm, Fla., in the culinary
arts school and interned with a renowned Paris chef at
the country club in Boynton Beach.
Upon returning to the island, he worked at a number
of eateries, as well as in Bradenton and Sarasota. He
then went to upstate New York where he opened the
Corn House Restaurant as manager and chef. Upon
returning again to the island, he helped re-open the
City Pier Restaurant, and then began a career as a rep
for Orlando Seafood Co., helping expand its business
to the west coast.
He spent some time consulting and then returned
to his first passion, cooking. He will be missed by all

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.
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whose lives he touched.
A celebration of life and sunset service was held
April 18 at Bayfront Park, Anna Maria.
Mr. Matice is survived by his sons, Canaan and
Quentin; daughter Cheyanne; fiance Lindsey Saritzer;
brother Zach and Jennie and Noah of White Lake,
Mich.; step-sister Betsy McMullin and Ken and Jenna
of Cortland, N.Y.; step-brother Rob Oliver and Aly,
Jaye and Elle of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and mother Valerie
of Anna Maria.

Robert A. Taylor
Robert A. Taylor, 71, of Bradenton and formerly
of Anna Maria, died April 18. He was born in Mont-
gomery, Ala., and moved to Bradenton in 1996 from
Atlanta.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army during Vietnam. He was a
Christian and an avid golfer.
Visitation was April 21, and a
A service was to be held at 10 a.m.
STuesday, April 22, at Brown &
S" Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory
Taylor 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St.
W., Bradenton. Military honors will
be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Sarasota National
Cemetery, 9810 S.R. 72, Sarasota. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation
1040 Woodstock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL 32803.
Condolences may be made online at www.brownand-
sonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Taylor is survived by wife Vicki; sons Todd
Seidel of Fort Wayne, Ind., David and wife Jennifer
Heyn of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Andrew and wife Theany
Heyn of Atlanta; daughters Kerri and husband Randall
Forsha of Nashville, Tenn., and Andrea and husband
David Francis of Nashville, Tenn.; sister Jerry Ann Pen-
nington of Sheffield, Ala.; and 13 grandchildren.


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Islander archive 24/7
Several years ago, The Islander was invited
to take part in a digital newspaper pilot project
with the University of Florida George A. Smathers
Libraries.
We started by sending all the electronically
produced copies of the newspaper to library tech-
nicians, who then included The Islander from
2005 forward in the library database.
Next, we donated our collection of printed
newspapers covering the beginning, from the first
edition in 1992 up to the electronic era of 2005.
It took a few years, but it's all on the UofF digital
library site now, all searchable by key word, name
or date.
It's simple, easy and available 24/7.
This prompted us to reduce our storage of
dead newspapers what we publishers call a
morgue.
The next step in our quest to be the "best" news
on Anna Maria Island is a digital photo library.
Soon, you'll be able to find archived photos going
back to the first editions of The Islander preserved
on the state's website, Floridamemory.com.
Kids at school, news photos, pictures from
events and the hallmarks in the lives of islanders.
As for now, there's 21 years, 52 weeks a year,
cover to back, the complete collection of The
Islander, online at ufdc.ufl.edu.
You'll find The Islander at the UofF library
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Holmes Beach police chief asking

school board for SRO funding


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School students, parents
and staff are well acquainted with Holmes Beach
Police Officer Brian Copeman.
Copeman is the school's student resource offi-
cer, who took over the role from HPBD Officer Pete
Lannon, who died in 2007. HBPD
has supplied the school with an SRO
for more than 15 years, according to
AME Parent Teacher Organization
president Monica Simpson.
HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer has
Tokajer asked the Manatee County School
Board to approve partial funding for
Copeman's salary, suggesting a 50-50 match.
Tokajer told Holmes Beach commissioners at an
April 8 meeting he is working with Simpson and AME
principal Dave Marshall on the funding proposal.
Tokajer asked Simpson and Marshall to write
"support letters" to the school board for consideration
in the 2014-15 fiscal budget.
"It is important that the students feel comfortable
with their SRO and do not see him as a police officer
but a safe adult to which they can take their issues and
someone they can trust," Simpson wrote in her April
14 support letter to Manatee County School Board


Chair Julie Aranibar.
"As an individual who also serves to teach and
guide these young lives, the SRO for AME must also
have the respect of the students, and Officer Copeman
exemplifies all of this," she wrote.
Tokajer's request for the SRO's salary funding -
approximately $100,000 including benefits from the
school board is part of a larger financial relief pack-
age for the department. Combined with extra funding
requested from the county, Tokajer said he may be able
to hire an additional officer.
"I started talking to (Manatee County) commis-
sioners last year and they were not opposed to it, but
it was a little late in the budget process, so hopefully
we'll get it in this year," said Tokajer.
Tokajer said he estimated the cost of patrolling
the Manatee Public Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp and
conducting traffic watch to be $100,000 annually.
HBPD received $10,000 from the county this past
fiscal year. Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen
said Bradenton Beach, while it has a bigger patrol area
at Coquina Beach, received $90,000.
"We need one additional body, which would help
with that and not tap into so much overtime," Tokajer
said. "So hopefully with help from the county, and the
50-50 (SRO) match, we'll get some funding for a new
officer for this year in our budget."


Holmes Sr. donates beach access in Holmes Beach


A survey was distributed to commissioners out-
lining the property Hugh Holmes Sr. proposed to deed
to the city for a beach access on 81st Street.
The survey was provided on request of city attor-
ney Patricia Petruff.
The 5-foot easement runs along Holmes' prop-
erty, and ends in a beach access.
The neighboring property is owned by Edward
ten Haaf. The mayor was asked by the commission
to approach ten Haaf about giving five feet of his
property, so there would be a 10-foot walkway owned
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deed 5 feet of the easement on his property.
"This was sent to the attorney because of a similar
situation with liability and taxes," said Monti.
Titsworth, daughter of Holmes Sr., reported a few
residents of the street expressed concerns that the new
public beach access would become a busy access,
but she said it should not be problem. There will be
no parking and no signs on the street to indicate the
access.
The only change at the access will be ownership.
Titsworth said there will be no trash cans, portable
toilets or benches added to the access.
The commission agreed to accept the property
from Holmes Sr. and Petruff will draft the deed and
order the necessary title work. She said she hopes it
will take less than a month.
The next city commission meeting will be at
7 p.m. Tuesday April 22, at city hall, 5801 Marina
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The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher
Organization is hosting a community dinner at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29.
Swordfish Grill will be serving a choice of spa-
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Anna Maria Elementary School second-graders
Matthew Balais and Brett Balais craft Easter baskets
in teacher Karen Newhall's class April 17.

AME Calendar
Through April 30, Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Testing.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 25, fifth-grade Kiwanis
grandparents' end-of-year picnic, Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, speech contest.
5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, FPTO dinner, cafete-
ria.
6-7 p.m. Tuesday April 29, first-grade play, audi-
torium.
Thursday, May 1, first-quarter progress reports.
12:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, early release.
May 5-7, K-2 FCAT and SAT 10.
7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, bike ride with West
Manatee Fire Rescue District firefighters to school, start-
ing at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, early release.
Saturday, May 10, County speech contest.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, author Michael
Stern presentation, AME auditorium.
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, book fair, literacy
night and art show.
9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, fire drill.
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, mother-and-son
ice cream social.
Friday, May 23, fifth-grade field trip to Busch
Gardens.
Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, no school.
12:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, early release.
Monday, June 9, last day of school.
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Students to practice bike
safety with firefighters
West Manatee Fire Rescue District will ride bikes
to school with Anna Maria Elementary School students
to promote safety during Bike Safety Month, observed
each May.
Students participating in the bike ride will meet
at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at WMFR Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Students and firefighters will ride from the fire sta-
tion to the school, 4007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Firefighters also will give a presentation in the AME
auditorium on bike safety.
WMFR Firefighter Rodney Kwiatkowski said the
event promotes safety for students who regularly ride
their bikes to school.
For more information, call AME at 941-708-
5525.




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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.
Thursday, April 24
Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit
Lunch: Student Planned Menu
Friday, April 25
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Mini Eggo Waffles.
Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty Sandwich, Chef Salad
with Egg, Steamed Corn, Baby Carrots, Tangerine Wedges.
Monday, April 28
Breakfast: Pizza.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Barbecue Chicken Que-
sadilla, Chef Salad with Egg, Baked Cinnamon Sweet Potato
Fries, Fresh Broccoli Cup and Sliced Peaches.
Tuesday, April 29
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Tangerine Chicken, Vegetarian
Garden Salad with Egg, Brown Rice, Japanese Green Beans,
Fresh Veggie Cup, Mandarin Oranges and Pineapple Tidbits.
Wednesday, April 30
Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese or Egg and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Breaded Chicken Sandwich,
Chicken Caesar Salad, Honey Glazed Carrots, Mini Romaine
Salad and Fresh Fruit Cup.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


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24 0 APRIL 23, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Egmont shipwreck to become underwater preserve


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Just off the northern end of Egmont Key on the
bottom of the Gulf of Mexico sits an 82-foot Civil
War-era screw steamer, an underwater graveyard for
the sailors aboard since it sank 146 years ago.
The USS Narcissus, named after the mythological
Greek character captivated by his own reflection, may
soon have many admirers.
"I've been watching the progress of it," said Jim
Humes owner of Sea Kat Divers, 105 Seventh St.
N., Bradenton Beach. "They're waiting on one more
permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
The South Eastern Archeological Services and
the Florida Aquarium in St. Petersburg applied to the
Florida Bureau of Archeological Research to have the
shipwreck added to the list of underwater preserves
in December 2011.
Humes who offers dive classes and tours to
the Regina, an underwater archeological preserve in
Bradenton Beach has eagerly been waiting for the
shipwreck's designation.
The designation of the USS Narcissus as a
preserve with the Florida bureau of archeological
research would make it the 12th shipwreck park in
Florida, and the second on the state's west coast.
Humes said the USS Narcissus would be a 5-mile
trip from his shop. He plans to offer dive tours once
the shipwreck is dedicated.
The site is a refuge for marine life, including
coral, cobia and goliath grouper, while divers can
also expect to see features of the vessel, including the
steam engine, drive shaft, propeller and a portion of
the wooden hull.
Every shipwreck must undergo a proposal pro-


Jim Humes of Sea Kat Divers, 105 Seventh St. N.,
Bradenton Beach, holds his original underwater
preserve map of the shipwreck Regina April 16.
Humes, along with Pete and Lorraine Athas of the
Friends of Regina, helped measure and map the
shipwreck during the process to designate the site
as an underwater archeological preserve in 2004.
Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

cess that includes submitting a nomination, hosting
a visit by a state archeologist, completing mapping
and measurements, meeting prescribed preserve cri-
teria, gathering local interest and verifying its his-
torical significance, but the USS Narcissus has extra
obstacles.
The vessel is owned by the U.S. Navy and
involves cooperation among federal, state and local
agencies, as well as local organizations and individu-
als. The Navy has signed off on the designation.
The proposal states the USS Narcissus will be


unique among Florida's underwater archaeological
preserves because it is government property. The
Navy will continue to own the ship under the Sunken
Military Craft Act of 2005.
The Florida Aquarium began investigating the
wreckage during the 3-year Tampa Bay Historic Ship-
wreck Survey in 2006 under the direction of South
Eastern Archaeological Services Inc., according to
the proposal.
The USS Narcissus sank twice in its military
career. It first sank after striking a mine during a
storm in December 1864 in Mobile Bay. The mas-
sive ship went down within 15 minutes, although all
the crew aboard survived and all the ammunition and
weapons were recovered.
Then, during a violent winter storm in January
1866 off the coast of Florida, on its way to be decom-
missioned, the ship and crew were not so lucky. All
27 crewmembers went down with the ship, and the
vessel has since been virtually undisturbed.
The ship was built in 1863 in East Albany, N.Y.,
and commissioned as the USS Narcissus at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard in February 1864, according to
the preservation proposal.
It served during the Union victory in August 1864
at the Battle of Mobile Bay. Shortly after the battle,
the ship sank and was taken to the Pensacola Naval
Yard for repairs, where it remained for the rest of the
Civil War.
The site has major exposed features, including the
steam engine, drive shaft, propeller and a portion of
the hull and has become a refuge for marine life.
Designated underwater archaeological preserves
are marked and site maps and information are made
available in area dive shops and on the Museums
in the Sea website, museumsinthesea.com. The sites
are protected by Florida law and, in the case of the
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available in area dive shops and on the Museums
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are protected by Florida law and, in the case of the
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The men got out on the links at the Key Royale
Club in Holmes Beach April 14 for a pair of golf
matches. The morning saw a nine-hole, two-best-balls-
of-foursome match. The team of Charlie Knopp, Chet
Hutton and Jim Auch torched the course to the tune
of a 16-under-par 48 to finish in first place for the
morning. The team of Dave Kruger, Jon Lindwall, Al
Pollock and Jim Lathrop finished in second place.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole,
modified-Stableford System or quota points game
with individual winners and a team competition. Bill
Koche fired a plus-5, finishing five points higher than
his average point total to win first place. Second place
went to Dennis Schavey who finished at plus-4.
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The men got out again April 17 for a nine-hole,
four-person scramble. The team of Barry Izzard, Larry
Pippel, John Cassese and Earl Ritchie combined on a
5-under-par 27 to earn a one-stroke victory, followed
by the team of Jon Holcomb, Dave Kruger, Gary Silke
and Dennis Schavey with a 28.
Two teams emerged from pool play during April
16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horse-
shoe pits. In a tight matchup, the team of Norm Good
and Dom Livedoti edged the team of Jerry Disbrow
and Adin Shank 21-19 to earn bl_'_'ii i' rights for the
day.
Two teams also advanced to the knockout round
during the April 19 horseshoe games. The team of
Bruce Munrol and Rod Bussey rolled past John Craw-
ford and Hank Huyghe 21-10 to earn the day's title.
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.
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Pick your days to avoid the boating traffic craze


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
If you haven't noticed, the surrounding waters of
Anna Maria Island are becoming more popular for
boaters as the season rolls on.
Drive by any of the local boat ramps on a weekend
and you'll see what I mean. Granted, not all boats are
out fishing, but you can bet many of them have a rod
and reel aboard. This being said, you may want to plan
accordingly when setting up your fishing trip.
An early start is probably in your best interest.
Getting bait and arriving at your honey hole before
someone else does may mean the difference between
catching fish and searching for fish. Also, although the
weekends may be your only time to get on the water,
you may want to pick a weekday if you want some
solitude. Also, fishing "off hours" may contribute to
your success. The boat traffic seems to thin out during
late afternoon and evening hours.
Finally, patience is the most important part of a
successful day on crowded waters. Although getting
out on the water is viewed as an escape from the hus-
tle-bustle of everyday life, you need to keep in mind
that, especially on the weekends, you may experience
swarms of boat traffic.
Try to be accommodating to other boaters and
most of all be safe remember, boats don't have
brakes to slow down for boat traffic.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure,
which is producing some exciting catches. To start,
Girle is free-lining live shrimp and shiners for man-
grove snapper. Limits of these tasty fish include some
fish exceeding 18 inches.
After fishing for snapper, the real excitement begins.
By casting out fresh-cut chunks of Spanish mackerel,
Girle is hooking up spinner sharks and bull sharks. Not
only do these fish provide great sport-fishing action,
they also can be fairly large. The average size of the
spinners is 50-70 pounds, while recent catches of bull
sharks have been in the 300-pound range.
After wearing his clients out on shark, Girle is
moving to the backcountry of Sarasota Bay to target
snook, redfish and trout. This trio is responding to free-
lined shiners, and you can expect to catch slot-size fish
in every species, although boating a slot-size snook is
becoming a challenge.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel says Spanish mack-
erel are being caught on speck rigs, although the bite
is sporadic at best. By using pink or chartreuse jigs,
pier fishers are catching macks in the early morning at
sunrise, but attempts after this small window appear
futile.
Once the mack bite has diminished, fishers are
changing tactics by iI ,.',_I ii 11.- for bait fishing. By cast-
ing live shrimp around the pilings and under the pier
deck, fishers are catching black drum, flounder and
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trout on Ilan's seventh birthday. Ilan is holding his
catch. The Feehans and friends caught their dinner
on live whitebait cast in the sand holes while drifting
over the Key Royale flats.

sheepshead.
Finally, frozen squid and fresh-cut chunks of
mullet are producing catches of bonnethead sharks
and stingrays. Simply cast these baits out, let them sit
on the bottom and wait until you get a bite.
Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is
seeing good numbers of spotted seatrout and snook.
Both species are being caught by anchoring and free-
lining shiners. By casting their shiners into sandy
potholes, Lowman's clients are reeling up slot and
over-slot trout. As for the snook, Lowman is fishing
mangrove shorelines and islands to produce a bite for

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The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron
will hold a boating education course and seminars in
May at the squadron building, 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton.
The offerings include:
8:45 a.m. Saturday, May 3 and May 10,
America's Boating Course. Completing the course
and passing the exams qualifies sailors to receive
a Florida Boating Certificate. The cost is $45 for
individuals, $70 for couples.
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his clients who cast free-lined shiners into a sandy
pothole or under the mangroves.
Redfish are in Lowman's sights. For the reds,
Lowman is dock fishing with live shiners. By casting
weighted live shiners under docks. Lowman's clients
are hooking into slot and over-slot fish. Mixed in with
the reds are jack crevalle and an occasional snook.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is tar-
geting snook on the flats of southern Tampa Bay with
great success. On good days, Gross' clients are reeling
in up to 50 snook. The most snook to date this season
on a charter is 73, he says. Most catches are released,
although a few keepers are mixed in. To catch these
kinds of numbers, Gross is baiting live shiners. For
ii,_ *,i 1,. he's either free-lining or placing the shiners
under a Bimini Bay popping cork.
Redfish are on the menu for Gross. Although not
as abundant as the snook, Gross is still coming to the
fillet table with slot-size fish for his clients. Again,
live shiners are the top producers, although pinfish and
even shrimp are working.
Finally, spotted seatrout are responding to live
shiners. Especially K n l i.-'iii,' under a popping cork.
Once his clients cast out their baits, Gross instructs
them to twitch the cork now and again. By doing this,
the cork creates a small disturbance which, in turn,
attracts the trout's attention. If the trout spots the bait,
it's fish on. Slot and over-slot trout are the norm this
week.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.


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Understanding Nautical Charts Seminar, deal-
ing with latitude and longitude, water depth, aids
to navigation, compass reading, night signals and
more. The fee is $15.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, Understand-
ing and Using GPS Seminar, dealing with what a
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$15.
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Harbour Isle begins
new phase on Perico
Minto Communities, owner of Harbour Isle on
Perico Island, announced the start of construction of
its Edgewater Walk homes section at Harbour Isle.
William Bullock of Minto Communities said Edge-
water Walk will consist of waterfront coach homes
with a view of Tampa Bay.
Thirty-five coach buildings will be constructed,
and each building will contain several homes.
Residences with one, two or three bedrooms are
being offered.
All homes include a two-car garage, and prices
start at $400,000, a Minto press release said.
Construction of Edgewater Walk's pool and rec-
reation area also has begun.
Six model residences are open for N k iii_'. Bull-
ock said.
Harbour Isle is at 12300 Manatee Ave. W., about
200 yards east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
The sales center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday.
For more information, call 888-827-3061 or visit
mintofla.com.


Chamber plans business
card exchange, lunch
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
monthly business card exchange is 5-7 p.m. Wednes-
day, April 23, at the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Cost of the networking event is $5 and the event
includes refreshments, light bites and a chance at door
prizes. Reservations are requested but not required.
Members are encouraged to bring a guest or pro-
spective member.
The chamber's monthly networking luncheon is
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Sean Mur-
phy's Eat Here restaurant, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes


Beach.
The luncheon is $15 per person and members are
encouraged to bring a guest or potential member.
Reservations are required for the luncheon.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call 941-778-1541.

Relish Cafe closes
The Relish Cafe, 503 Pine Ave., part of the His-
toric Green Village, has closed, village owners Lizzie
Vann and Mike Thrasher announced in a joint email.
Relish Cafe owner Rhonda Grote told The Islander

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Construction of
homes with Anna
Maria Island views
for Edgewater Walk
at Harbour Isle on
Perico Island is
underway. Thirty-five
coach home build-
ings are planned.
Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin


two weeks ago that she was negotiating with Vann on
her lease, and that she also was looking for a second
location in Bradenton.
Vann's email said the cafe was a "positive for the
village and many people have enjoyed its deck and
food and island ambiance."
The closure "provides an opportunity for a new
business to come to our little village," the email said.
A PBS documentary on the green village will be
televised at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, on WEDU.
"We are pleased that both the history and the sus-
tainability of this area is being recognized and look
forward to welcoming people to the art gallery, bakery,
jeweler and outfitter," the email said.


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FLAMINGO TOWNHOME: Totally redone from
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located close to Robinson Preserve, Anna Maria
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glass-top, four matching padded chairs.
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TABLES: END AND SOFA/CONSOLE: Con-
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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.
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time offer)


WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and working
XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of
Presence in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander,
5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothe-
bys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebys-
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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recy-
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Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View
at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets,
tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children.
Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper
office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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
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V You owe it to yourself to have the best, most
professional representation.
V 36 years managing rentals on Anna Maria.
V All Florida licensed real estate agents.
T No hidden fees: You keep more of your money.
T Compare our management fees.


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3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com


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premier condo complexes. Walk to shopping and the
beach. Just $269,000

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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandys Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
B Full service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778-1345 Hauling tree trimming
Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600
SKitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
B II Replacement Doors and Windows
Andrew Chennault
FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED
Island References Lic#CBC056755

RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
= I -'\ Residential & Condo Renovations
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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


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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.
GARAGE SALE: MOVING! Great stuff. 7-11
a.m. Saturday, April 26. 422 Poinsettia Road,
Anna Maria.
LOST & F OUN [.D a11

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.
IPOD 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.
LOST CAT: GRAY tiger, white paws, no tail.
66th Street, Holmes Beach. Roe, 941-524-
0465.


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.


STREET-LEGAL FOUR-passenger golf
cart: 36 Volt EZ Go with Florida title, new
14-inch low profile tires and wheels, carbon
fiber dash, MP3 hookup, amp, speakers,
12-volt power supply, rear flip seat with grab
bar and padded arm rests, custom seats,
custom paint, lightweight solid-state char-
ger. $5,500. Contact The Caddy Shack Golf
Carts, at 222 41st Ave. E., Bradenton. 941-
748-3667.


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.
DEEDED BOAT SLIP for sale: Holmes Beach.
941-962-6238.
HE^LP WAN l,7/-f TED:

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.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.


KIDSFORHIR

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

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified
babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel,
941-545-7995.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for
work. Ads must be placed in person at The
Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.


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.

MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander.


The new Islander newspaper office is at
5604-B Marina Drive, across from
the library and next to Domino's Pizza.

The Islander


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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.
TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR Service,
LLC. On-site computer service, reasonable
rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714.
ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING: Residen-
tial, business, rental properties. For "divine"
results, call John and Nan, 248-802-7802.
CAREGIVER/COMPANION: COMPASSION-
ATE, dependable, honest. Excellent refer-
ences. 941-705-0706.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Karen
Robinson, 941-730-5693.
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.


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.
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.

HOME Y/ IlMPROVEMENl /,T/

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.
PAINTING BY GEORGE: Interior, exterior
house maintenance. Pressure wash. Free
estimate, senior discount, 20 years experi-
ence, insured. 941-524-5514.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can
place classified ads online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


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Cleaning by LAURA
For honest, reliable and
friendly service...
Contact me today.
Call: 941-539-6891
x or email
cleaning bylaura@
.'- hotmail.com
-God Bless You!

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MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL
PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!
We provide design plans-You preview 3-D drawings

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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

N'S RESCREEN INd
:-,-.GES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, P
rN: :b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima i.
Call Dan, 941-713-3108

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. .,,Z'"
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!
Joesph LaBrecque *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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ONE STREET FROM RIVER Adorable, spacious 3
BR/2BA home, located steps from Lewis Park and the
Manatee River Garden Club. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
large backyard and garage. $179,900


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


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


BEACHFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA direct beachfront.
Exceptional views from this ground-level unit. Meticulously
maintained complex offers two heated pools, covered park-
ing, clubhouse and shuffleboard. $529,000


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


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


Mike 800-367-1617
NormanKN*- 1 941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
sales@mikenormanrealty.com


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.

PROFESSIONAL SEEKING ANNUAL rental:
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat
Key. Quiet person, excellent references. 941-
730-5363.

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.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in
The Islander.


FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Con-
quistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bra-
denton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977.

REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gart-
man, 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 consultation. 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.

KNOCK OUT CONDO! Revel in paradise of beau-
tiful bay to Gulf 55- plus property. 2BR/1 BA, stun-
ning granite, stainless-steel kitchen and magnifi-
cent bath. First floor, handicap features. Fabulous
and convenient location. Pool, turnkey. $189,000.
412-498-4127.

2BR/1 BA MOBILE HOME, 12x48-foot 1960s solid
home. New central air conditioning, new fridge,
outdoor patio, carport. 55-plus quiet park. $6,000.
Call Joe for appointment, 941-548-8722.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, open water view.
$849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606.


I NEED LISTINGS! I
And I'll give you 100
percent effort.
JASON HRNAK
941-773-6572
jhrnak@gmail.com
Mike
Norman
Realty INC 3101 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH





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1 Crazy places
5 Supply (with)
8 Yogi in the New
Jersey Hall of
Fame
13 Give up on
18 Neutral zone, say
20 Geneva's __ des
Nations
21 It's organized in
a family
22 Fragile decoration
23 Elevated
24 Hangovers at
home?
25 Agreement for an
amount to be taken
from one's salary?
28 Samoan capital
31 Glow
32 Soil
33 What C.P.A.'s wish
for their clients?
39 Reactor
43 For
44 "We shun it
it comes":
Dickinson
45 Guest book, e.g.
46 Purim villain
47 First name of
the first female
Supreme Court
justice
49 C.P.A.'s advice
for lowering
future-year
liabilities?
55 Serious
overcharging

Answers:
page 28


57 Place in trust
58 Tony-winning
Robert Morse role
59 Fast
62 European wheels?
64 Alley __
65 Match
66 Ample, informally
67 Chart used to
calculate a
married couple's
taxes?
70 __ Reader
71 Have a series
of sudden
inspirations?
72 General mailing
address?: Abbr.
73 Night hunter
74 Let loose
75 What pop-ups do
76 Websites of
interest?
79 First name among
Mouseketeers
81 I.R.S. update?
84 Soccer team
88 Three-time '70s
World Series
champs
89 Alpine stream
90 Milk
91 Halves of zygotes
92 G.P.S. component:
Abbr.
93 Last-minute way to
reduce tax for a
desperate filer?
100 Deadline time
appropriate to this
puzzle
102 "Sad to say..."
103 Choice word?
104 C.P.A.'s
masterstroke?


112"Vive !"
113 South American
land
114 Troublemakers
118 Triatomic oxygen
molecule
119 Strengthen
120 Certain fund-
raiser
121 Ebbed
122 Certain tracks
123 Foxy
124 Wail

DOWN
1 When repeated, one
of the Gabors
2 Galley sight
3 Time and again
4 Modern two-wheeler
5 "How now! ??":
Hamlet
6 Alter, as a form
7 Digital olio
8 Tour group?
9K-12
10 Parade spoiler
11 Sailor, sometimes
12 Waste place
13 Perfume
14 Where to land for
the night
15 Break apart
16" ,Ibrother!"
17 Nudnik
19 "Aladdin" prince
20 Like some opposites
26 Suffix with deposit
27 Choice words
28 Hypes (up)
29 Chute opener?
30 Hip to
34 Judean ruler


35 19-Down, e.g.
36 Wing
37 Gift for many
a PBS donor
38 Lousy "reviews"
40 Ape
41 Division head?
42 Double-checked, e.g.
46 Conform (to)
48 Go with the flow
49 Breed of hunting
dog
50 Like some
traditions
51 disease
52 Transition area
from deciduous to
evergreen, e.g.
53 Plaza (hotel
chain)
54 El (cheap
cigar, slangily)
56" Do me one favor

59 Important parts of
Thanksgiving and
Easter
60 "There is no greater
evil than ":
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