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Business of the Year


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AsTheWorld Terns
focus on Mom. Page 6


Bumpy ride continues
over Key Royale speed
cushion. Page 2

Tech woes spark
heated debate in BB.
Page 4

Meetings
The government calen-
dar. Page 5

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The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6


Police blotter. Page 8

riAp(^iings
Community news.
Pages 10-11

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16-17


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Legislature passes in Wvacation rental law


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It seems wrestling control over vacation
rentals faded in the final days of the Florida
Legislature, depending on where you stand
across the fence.
Both houses of the Florida Legislature
passed a bill returning limited regulatory
power over short-term rentals to local gov-
ernments, but cities and counties cannot set
a much sought-after minimum-stay require-
ment.
Senators approved the bill May 1 by a
vote of 32-2, a day after it passed the House
by a 90-27 vote.
The House removed an amendment
by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, that
would have allowed local governments to
set a seven-day minimum stay at a vacation
rental.
The final version of the bill eliminates
any regulation on length of stay.
With the Florida Legislature ending its
session May 2, the bill, SB 356, will go into
effect July 1 -if the governor signs off.
The bill balances the rights of hom-
eowners to rent their property as a short-
term vacation rental established by a bill
passed in 2011 and restores some local
regulatory powers.
The prior bill limited local government
from enacting new laws to limit length of
stay, number of guests and other oversight
that routinely applies to a hotel or motel.
Complaints from residents in Anna Maria
and Holmes Beach and other coastal areas
of Florida focused on a diminished qual-
ity of life as nearby homes operated as mini-
motels. Elected officials expressed frustra-
tion that their hands were tied when it came
to addressing those concerns.


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Holmes Beach Commissioner Marvin Gross-
man's 2012 drawing of a vacation home.

Only Holmes Beach on Anna Maria
Island had zoned length-of-stay limits in
place in 2011.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she
was excited upon learning the new law
passed the Legislature. "Now we'll have the
opportunity as a city to balance our vaca-
tion rental industry with our residents," she
said.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean
Peelen, who with SueLynn was a vocal
proponent of SB356 and lobbied the Flor-
ida League of Cities for support, said she
was "pleased that some home rule is being
returned to us."
SueLynn said the city can work without
Galvano's amendment.
"I don't want to speculate on what the
commission might do, but I'm sure there will
be a number of suggestions," she said.
She said an unintended consequence
of the 2011 bill, HB 883, resulted in "party


houses," where people rent a house for a
weekend and invite 20 or more people.
Under HB 883, any ordinance the city
passed restricting vacation rentals in the resi-
dential zone had to apply to all homes.
Larry Chatt, owner of Island Real Estate
which manages several hundred vacation
rental properties, said the bill is a "good
compromise and a good base." He said he
has "every belief we in the industry can work
with local island governments in a coopera-
tive spirit and manner."
"I feel very good that the commission
will find an agreeable ordinance that bal-
ances the rights of our residents with people
in a vacation rental enjoying our beautiful
city," SueLynn said.
She said it's up to Commission Chair
Chuck Webb to schedule it on the agenda.


The Tallahassee Capitol building. Islander
File Photo: Bonner Joy


b24-hour rainfall exceeds 7 inches, events canceled
Page 18 Staff Report
The National Weather Service in Ruskin "'
S ho o l^ reported that by noon May 3,7.01 inches of |
S | rain had soaked Anna Maria Island in less
School news roundup. than 24 hours, and more was expected. I
Pages 20-23 The island was under a flood watch and a
|aii hazardous weather warning May 2-3. Small
sm mlle elwP. craft advisories kept anglers in port. Some
Soccer tourney set. streets had standing water, but there were no
Page 24 reports of flooding.
___ Additionally, the island was under a tor-
nado warning from noon to 2 p.m. May 2.
._|. -_ _.No tornados were reported on the island, but 8 ,
" --- one was observed at the Sarasota-Bradenton .
International Airport during the ,iniin iI. the
NWS said.
Spotting spotted The forecast prompted organizers to
seatrout. Page 25 cancel the May 3 Food and Wine on Pine '
street fair on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. A .. .. "
s B1iZ notice said no rain date was planned. -' "
Rainy weather forced organizers to The rescheduled Anna Maria Island open at 5:30 p
Page 26 reschedule an event benefitting the Anna Night will feature play between the Braden- Ninth St. W., B
Maria Island Community Center at McK- ton Marauders and the Daytona Cubs. For more ii
echnie Field from May 2 to May 22. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and gates will 941-778-1908.


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Pelicans
wait out
waves of rain
May 3 while
anticipating
a handout of
shiners from
anglers at
the M&M
Bait pens,
but small
craft warn-
ings kept
anglers in
port May
2-3. Islander
Photo:
Bonner Joy


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2 0 MAY 7, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Bumpy ride: Key Royale drivers persist in grievance


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The blasting of horns over the speed cushion on
Key Royale Drive may have subsided, but the hulla-
baloo continues over the bump in the road.
Motorists who travel the approach to Key Royale
continue to write to Holmes Beach City Hall, express-
ing their disdain for the speed cushions installed on
Key Royale Drive.
Two speed cushions were placed in the traffic lanes
in front of Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti's house
in the 500 block of the road on Monti's request. He
told city commissioners and the chief of police that
^A he wanted to evaluate the noise and
effectiveness of the speed-calming
devices. The cushions are rated for
vehicles traveling 25 mph, the speed
,W S, limit on the street.
ILSl F" People also complained about the
Monti enforcement Holmes Beach Police
Chief Bill Tokajer exerted April 22
during a two-hour stakeout on Key Royale Drive.
Rich Papini, president of Key Royale Club Inc.,
was among those who sent letters to the mayor to
"voice displeasure."
\ 1 ,tl of the members of the Key Royale Club
have to drive over that speed bump several times
a day. We are not aware of any other speed bumps
being installed on the island except for the one on Key
Royale Drive directly in front of the mayor's house,"
Papini wrote.
He said of the enforcement action April 22: "I
think the police could spend their time more efficiently
by perhaps helping to relieve traffic problems near
the public beach, where a lot of horn honking takes
place."
Omer Trolard became enraged after he received
a verbal warning for honking his car horn April 22.
He wrote a letter to Tokajer asking him to explain the
infraction. Trolard had previously spoken to Tokajer.


Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, right, has
stacked paver bricks along the edge of the roadway
in front of his home in the 500 block of Key Royale
Drive to deter westbound motorists from driving
around the speed cushion. Islander Photo: Bonner
Joy

The chief said only one ticket was issued April 22
for excessive noise from a car horn, but it was voided
after he and the driver discussed the matter.
\ ly philosophy is to educate first, then enforce,"
Tokajer said. "He was the first person pulled over, so
I felt it was only right to reduce the ticket to a warn-
ing."
Tokajer plans to move the speed cushion, but not
until anchor bolts that were on order as The Islander
went to press, arrive. Drill bits parts that were not
readily available also are needed for the relocation


of the speed cushions.
Tokajer said he thought the plan to place the cush-
ion was well known. It was discussed at multiple city
commission meetings.
"If we had gotten calls and concerns earlier on, we
would have asked for more public input," said Toka-
jer.
The speed cushion was installed as part of a safety
campaign by Tokajer. The chief also placed crosswalk
signs throughout the city. Amid the complaints, Toka-
jer said he also received commendations on the safety
efforts, including one letter from a resident who said
she once circulated a petition about the speeding on
Key Royale Drive that was submitted to the previous
police chief.
The mayor said he and his neighbors were annoyed
by people honking their horns when they crossed the
speed cushions. The mayor also placed paver bricks
on the right of way in front of his home to impede
westbound motorists from circumventing the speed
cushions.
However, on inquiring to Tokajer about the pavers,
he said the mayor was protecting his yard from motor-
ists who were driving on the right of way, and other
property owners have landscape materials in the right
of way. He was not concerned with a complaint that
the mayor might cause damages to vehicles or that his
action was retaliatory.
There was no blockage on the right of way on the
opposite side of the road.
The city commission will next meet at 7 p.m. Tues-
day, May 13.

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Holmes Beach mayor's boat underwater again


Islander staff report
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti is having boat
problems again.
Neighbor, Larry Solberg, reported the sunken boat
twice April 17 and May 3 to the U.S. Coast
Guard Station Cortez.
"It's been an ongoing thing, it's still sunk," said
Solberg.
He observed Coast Guard officers spending several
hours at Monti's property May 3 and May 4.
Solberg said he also was visited May 3 by four
officers from the Coast Guard who thanked him for
reporting the sunken boat and a possible fuel discharge
in the canal in connection to the incident. Solberg said
the uniformed officers told him they were with the
Coast Guard environmental pollution unit.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Scott Crawford said
May 5 that he had been briefed on the situation and
confirmed the Coast Guard National Response Team
had been to Monti's home May 3 and May 4.
He said they would be following up further on
May 5.
Monti's boat had previously sunk in the canal April
17. The Coast Guard, Holmes Beach Public Works
and Holmes Beach Police departments, as well as
code enforcement officer Dave Forbes responded to
the incident. At that time, the city departments offered
assistance to Monti and reported he was working on
solving the problem.
The boat was eventually raised, only to sink again
May 3.
Solberg said Monti attempted pumping out the
boat, but it remained underwater the morning of May
5.
Solberg also said he received a visit from the
HBPD May 4. He said the officer advised him the
mayor was doing c i \ hi ng he needed to do to comply
with the Coast Guard.
Monti did not return calls to The Islander for com-
ment before press time.


Holmes Beach Mayor
Carmel Monti's neigh-
bor, Larry Solberg,
across the canal from
the mayor's home and
two derelict boats the
mayor has stored on
the canal for several
years, complained to
the U.S. Coast Guard
when one of the boats
...was found sunk again
May 3. This time
JA around, someone put
fuel-oil absorbing pads
on the water near the
boat. Islander Photo:
Larry Solberg




Holmes Beach man threatens repairman with gun


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
A Holmes Beach man was arrested May 2
after allegedly threatening to kill a repairman with
a BB gun.
-- -*- Errol Phillips, 75, 3000 block
of Avenue E, faces a charge of
ii aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon after he allegedly pointed
the gun at a man's head when he
refused to move his work van.
Phillips According to the police
report, the 62-year-old repairman
parked his van outside an apartment where he was
working around 11:30 a.m.
Phillips came outside his apartment and told


the man he had to move his van. An argument
ensued, and the man said Phillips threatened to
"kick his (expletive)."
After arguing with the victim, Phillips alleg-
edly went inside and returned with a weapon
resembling a black handgun.
He pointed it at the man's head and said he
would "shoot him dead," the report said.
The man walked away and called 911.
When officers from the Holmes Beach Police
Department arrived, they retrieved the gun from
Phillips' pocket. The Beretta Storm BB gun in
Phillips' possession was a replica of a 9 mm Ber-
etta handgun.
Phillips was released May 3 from Manatee
County jail on his own recognizance.


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4 0 MAY 7, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Technology woes spark heated Bradenton Beach debate


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners aren't ready to
throw out their old information t.-hii, ,1, 'v for a new
system, despite problems within the city's outdated
computer server.
Commissioners and staff are experiencing techni-
cal issues, including email deficiencies and inadequate
digital storage capacity.
Even more concerning, some commissioners are
using personal email accounts when responding to the
public, a civil servant no-no, according to city clerk
Jamie Anderson, who says the emails must be stored
to preserve the public record.
"I am very uncomfortable with you using your per-
sonal Gmail accounts when dealing with city issues,"
Anderson said. "Those emails are public record and
saving them is required by law."
But commissioners declined to implement a new
program on learning that former Commissioner Ric
Gatehouse, the city's longtime tech administrator,
would not turn over control to Anderson.
Gatehouse currently acts as custodian for the city's
email accounts and he owns the city's domain names
- the URL addresses on the World Wide Web.
"Since the domain was set up with the city over
12 years ago, I have acted as custodian, in control of
registration," he wrote commissioners in an email. "I
act as the city agent for this domain. That means, I
do the bidding of the commission and not that of any
individual."
The board voted for Anderson and Gatehouse to
work on a compromise during an April 29 work ses-
sion. But on learning Gatehouse was unresponsive in
the days after vote, the matter turned into a heated
debate at the May 1 commission meeting.
"This decision is hindering me as mayor," Mayor
Bill Shearon said. "People are sending me emails that
I never get and, without email, this city dies."
Shearon suggested city attorney Ricinda Perry


City clerk Jamie Anderson makes a presentation
April 29for a new data system that she said would
be more efficient for record storage. Islander Photo:
Merab-Michal Favorite

write a letter asking Gatehouse to relinquish control
over the city accounts.
However, Commissioner Janie Robertson was
Shearon's only supporter. Her motion died when it
failed to gain a second, which prompted a stern mes-
sage from the mayor.
I work seven days a week, trying to get day-to-
day operations straightened out," he said. "I will no
longer be proactive. I will be reactive and the chips
will fall where they fall."
Shearon asked for a second motion and when he
heard none, he swung the gavel, adjourned the meeting
and left the dais in rage.
"It's going to be a long year and a half around here
because I don't have any authority," he said. "Instead,
I get sued."
At the April 29 session, Anderson proposed dump-
ing the old method and transitioning to Microsoft 365,
which works with Microsoft Office and allows users to
access email and other features available with a cloud
system.
The system also would automatically archive


emails through a third party so they can be retrieved
by search words. It would not rely on the city's com-
puter server for storage. The cities of Anna Maria and
Holmes Beach use similar systems.
"You can go back and forth and handle your
own email," she said, "as you have been doing,
but if I get a request, I can't get to it."
The clerk is the official custodian of the city's
public records and, as such, responsible for respond-
ing to all public records requests.
Anderson said the city administrative server lacks
the capacity to archive emails and the new IT system
would cost the city about $4,700 a year.
Upon hearing of the clerk's proposed new system,
Gatehouse said he could address email and storage
issues for less money.
He said he could add storage space to the server
for about half the cost of the Microsoft program.
But Anderson said more storage would only be a
temporary fix for all the problems plaguing the city.
Further, the city has purchased the system and staff
is ready to install it.
Commissioner Jack Clarke had requested the
matter be put on the April 29 work session agenda.
Clarke said after the meeting, "I am disinclined to
be flexible on this issue."
Clarke and Commissioner Ed Straight said they
had concerns with the security of the system.
"I would liken the cloud to a big bowl of vegetable
soup," Clarke said. "That means if some outside source
gets in and is looking for the macaroni, nobody else
can get into the soup."
Anderson, however, said the information stored on
the cloud would be public record legally accessible
to everyone.
The IT system has been a concern for more than a
year.
In November, commissioners voted to provide as
much of their communication to city staff and offi-
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cials by electronic means as possible. But those plans
were put on hold after January, when the two senior
staff members implementing the new policy, former
city clerk Nora Idso and former deputy clerk Karen
Cervetto, resigned.
Clarke said deputy clerks Tammy Johnson and
Audra Lanzero "plotted their own course and ably
navigated us through this time until the current city
clerk and treasurer came on board."
However, he said recent information shows that
some emails may not have been handled in compliance
with Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.
Clarke said the violation is being remedied by new
policies and procedures implemented by Anderson.
"Our IT has been exasperated by the city's anti-
quated computer hardware and obsolete software,"
Clarke said.
But he disagreed with Anderson's purposed reso-
lution, adding that the commission voted unbudgeted
funds to address the problem by purchasing the Micro-
soft 365 software.
In addition, commissioners unanimously voted
March 20 to renew the city's agreement with Gate-
house.

Island roadwatch
The Florida Department of Transportation was
scheduled to begin a repair project to the Cortez Bridge
April 28, but delayed the start until May 5. The project
is expected to finish Jan. 22, 2015.
Any lane closures will be 9 p.m.-5 a.m. weekdays.
If the bascule has to be raised, it will be weekdays from
2-3 a.m. for no more than 15 minutes, the DOT said.
The DOT is conducting a three-month long repair
project on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue West from
the Perico Bay Club to Palma Sola Boulevard that
includes new sidewalks in some locations, milling of
road surfaces and some drainage improvements.
Afli',Iii,' operation to keep vehicles moving will
be in place in the event of any lane closures. The proj-
ect is expected to finish in late July.


Clarke said the implementation of the new pro-
gram has caused larger problems.
"Some of us found that the simple functions we
utilized earlier in the year were all of the sudden
unavailable or working sporadically," he said.
Clarke also said he could not find any evidence
of the commission ever voting to fund the alternative
plan.
Shearon disputed the lack of funding, saying the
new system was included in the budget under informa-
tion kt.-nli,1,1,' Y.
Shearon and Robertson said the decision to transi-
tion to the new system should be the clerk's choice.
"We hired her to make these kind of decisions,"



Meetings .

Anna Maria City
May 7, 6 p.m., city commission.
May 14, 6 p.m., city commission.
May 22, city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
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 9, 10:30 a.m., budget committee.
May 14, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
May 19, 10 a.m., budget committee.
May 20, 1 p.m., city commission workshop.
May 21, 11 a.m., pier team.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
May 7, 9 a.m., charter review.
May 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.


THE ISLANDER U MAY 7, 2014 U 5
Shearon said. "We approved upgrading the computer
system, and Jamie has stayed within the budget."
Clarke criticized Anderson for not proposing the
new system before commissioners renewed the agree-
ment with Gatehouse, although he favored finishing
the contract with Gatehouse through the fiscal year
before transitioning to another program.
Shearon said Gatehouse would remain on the pay-
roll, and focus his efforts on the website instead of city
email.
"So what that means is we are stymied," Shearon
said. "That's unacceptable. If you want to microman-
age the city you need to be here every day and deal
with all the issues staff faces."


May 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 14, 9:30 a.m., island congestion.
May 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
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 20, 9 a.m., county board.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
May 15, 6 p.m., commission.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

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Tell Laura I love her
"Say goodbye, Mama," said the tall young woman, as
she knelt beside my chair, tears streaming. "Say goodbye
to me, Mom."
"I can't," I told my eldest daughter, Laura, my voice
choked with tears.
"I mean say goodbye to a little girl," she said.
"Because when you see me again, I'll be on my own,
growing up."
Her suitcases were packed, ready for the trip to Flor-
ida School of Arts in Palatka, her first real world away
from me. Travel time and miles that couldn't compare to
the 17 years we've spent sharing the long walk toward
this moment.
Tears prevented me from speaking. I could only
remember....
\i'imuiig!" the bright-eyed, sleeper-clad toddler
cried as she peeked through the stair railings. "Morn-
ing!" she called again, rousing her night-person mother
into response. "What's for today?" she'd ask. "Can we
build a snowman? Are we going visiting? Is 'Sesame
Street' on? Oh look, Mommy, it's all icy outside."
Dancing in the kitchen as I washed the dishes, she'd
stop long enough for applause: "Look at me, Mom. I'm
like on TV."
Swirling, twirling, she tumbled through the days.
Remembering. ...
Her first day of kindergarten. She stood chattering as
I brushed her long blond hair into pigtails and added red
ribbons to match her dress. Her shoes tap-danced with
impatience and excitement.
When we arrived at school, she took my hand cross-
ing the street but wriggled out of the firm clasp when we
reached the other side. "Mom, I'm a big girl now," she
explained.
Remembering....
New school, dance lessons, neighborhood plays and
softball games followed. And then came the night I had
to let go.
"I love you, Mom," she said, her face still wet with
tears.
"I love you, too, Baby," I told her. But I feel a loss,
such an unbearable loss and yet I know it's time.
We held hands again, and eventually let go, signaling
her readiness to leave and my reluctant permission for her
to go. And, yes, I felt the anguish of a mother who could
no longer protect her child form the unknown. She would
have to experience the tears and pain of life, as well the
applause and achievement, on her own terms, not mine.
It was months before I accepted a hard truth: I'll
always be a part of my child's life, but never again part
of her world. It's the toughest lesson I've ever learned.
Marjorie North, Reprinted with permission, Sara-
sota Herald-Tribune, in the 1994 Islander and again.
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Conflicting bumps
I have been a resident of Holmes Beach since
1988 and frequently travel to the Key Royale Club
for events. I have almost never experienced drivers
speeding, violating the 25-mph limit.
It annoys me, and probably many other residents,
to have an insidious, specially crafted speed hump -
not a speed bump in front of the mayor's home on
Key Royale Drive, because it is dangerous to cross it
at 25 mph.
I'm sure the speed hump could damage vehicles
and I doubt the mayor funded the project from his
pocket or had approval for the construction on the
city street.
It is my hope the city commission will bring this
issue up for public debate and have the driving obsta-
cle removed, because the mayor's actions amount to
a conflict of interest and use of city resources for his
personal benefit.
Walter Zahn, Holmes Beach

Gathering of the buffoons
Let's ban all activities on the island. I say we
get rid of every last bit of noise! From leaf blowers
to guitars and weed whackers to swimming pools.
Those darn birds have been out of control lately, too.
I can't even go to the beach without them causing a
ruckus.
Let's spend millions of dollars on tourism, build a
cable car to the island and knock down every last bit
of character the island has left. We can build a seawall
around the entire perimeter, fill it with asphalt and
solve all of our parking problems. The manatees and
turtles could be set on timers when we want them to
swim around.
All outdoor dining should be eliminated. Actu-
ally, all outdoor activities period. No bikes, no
surfing, no fishing, no swimming. We need to regulate
the amount of people who attend sunsets as well.


Every time I go, people get in the way of my postcard
picture.
Another problem. The wind. It seems lately when
I plan to go to the beach, that problematic wind starts
to blow out of the west. Why can't it blow from the
east?
Sandwich board signs are an on-going problem.
Real estate signs are an improper height. Street lights
are too bright. The Waterfront Restaurant's menu is
printed on paper that is too large. The library is too
quiet. The Barefoot Tiki is too much fun. The Blue
Marlin is too blue. The sand is too white!
Please consider mentioning these issues at the
next appropriate gathering of the island buffoons.
Will Corr, Bradenton

More on the bump
Thank you for not once, but twice allowing me
to revise my letter to the editor on short notice. Some
cooling time is a good idea when strong opposing
views are being discussed (especially when made
public).
Believe it or not, my friends all agree my social
skills have improved since cancer took away my abil-
ity to speak. One even opined, "Finally, something
shut him up."
Perhaps I should program a 24-hour delay in my
computer send button.
It seems common knowledge that "ya don't speed
on Longboat Key." That message was received I
haven't been ticketed or "bumped" since first driv-
ing there in 1987.
I am hopeful we can get the same message across
here without the "bump" becoming permanent.
I am still strongly opposed to the "bump" on Key
Royale Drive, but if it saves a child from being killed
by some arrogant, inconsiderate, speeding jerks, I can
live with the speed cushion.
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important cut Pollack was
making a major donation of
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 7, 2014 0 7

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10 years ago
Headlines from May 5, 2004
A collision between two vehicles on the Cortez
Bridge resulted in closure of the bridge for two hours.
One driver was air-flighted to Bayfront Medical Center
in St. Petersburg with serious injuries. Two other
people were transported to Blake Medical Center in
Bradenton with non-life threatening injuries.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Peter Barreda
resigned after five months in office. Barreda said the
workload at his Cortez restaurant required at least 70
hours a week of his time, while being a commissioner
was "a full-time job." City commissioners planned to
choose a resident to complete Barreda's term, which
was to end in November 2005.
Ed Chiles, owner of two Anna Maria Island
restaurants and one on Longboat Key, offered $2,000
for information leading to the conviction of the
arsonist(s) who set fire to the Waterfront Restaurant
in Anna Maria. The money was in addition to $1,000
offered by Crimestoppers and $1,000 from the Florida
Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention. The fire,
which caused more than $250,000 in damages, was
ruled arson by West Manatee Fire Rescue investiga-
tors and remains unsolved.

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8 0 MAY 7, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach city attorney seeks clarity


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city commissioners will hold a
hastily called meeting May 6 after press time for
the May 7 edition of The Islander at the behest of
city attorney Ricinda Perry to discuss the manner in
which she conducts business with the city.
City clerk Jamie Anderson said the meeting, which
will be held at 10 a.m. at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
was called to clarify policy decisions made in the past
five months, since a new mayor and two commission-
ers were voted into office.
The commission voted April 17 to require that
the city attorney communicate with commissioners,
not just the mayor, when discussing litigation. Mayor
Bill Shearon and Vice Mayor Janie Robertson were
opposed.
Prior to the meeting, the policy followed the prac-

HB charter committee
ties up loose ends
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee
is in the final stages of its mission, crossing T's and
dotting I's in proposed revisions to the city docu-
ment.
The committee met April 30 to discuss final
proposed changes to the charter and a draft of their
ballot questions.
The ballot questions have been sent to the Man-
atee County Supervisor of Elections at the sugges-
tion of city attorney Patricia Petruff.
Petruff said the supervisor will be able to give
the committee feedback on the length and form of
the questions, but not the content.
Petruff has been tasked with drafting the ordi-
nance that places the questions on the ballot. City
commissioners will review the ordinance June 24.
The charter review committee will next meet at
9 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at city hall 5801 Marina
Drive.


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island life, as well as photographs and notices of the
milestones in readers' lives weddings, anniversaries,
travels and other events. Send notices and photographs
with detailed captions along with complete contact
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tice of past administrations. Non-general legal work
was authorized by the mayor or staff with a mayor-
approved request for legal services.
It now appears that Perry and Shearon are unsure
whether commissioners want Shearon to continue to
authorize legal work, or whether he will be required
to first seek approval from the city commission.
Perry said in a lengthy memo dated April 23 to
the clerk, mayor and commissioners, that, in the past,
mayors and the city clerk could authorize legal work
as long as it was under a certain cost-threshold.
Changing the procedures, Perry said, could slow
the process by requiring Shearon to add requests to
an agenda for approval at a future city commission
meeting.
In the memo, Perry provided updates on the ongo-
ing litigation involving the city. She also is expected
to review the status of legal matters at the meeting.


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
April 29, 300 block of North Shore Drive, Anna
Maria, DUI. Around 11 p.m., a Holmes Beach Police
Department officer conducted a traffic stop when he
noticed a Toyota Corolla driving erratically. Louise
A. Williams, 61, was arrested after the officer noticed
her normal faculties were impaired. She was placed
under arrest and transported to the MCSO District II
office. After a 20-minute observation period, Williams
submitted a 0.156 and 0.147 Breathalyzer test.
April 25,2200 block of Oak Avenue, Anna Maria,
armed burglary. A burglary became armed when the
suspect made unauthorized entry through the locked
rear sliding glass door and took a military-style rifle
from the residence. No arrests were made.
April 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, Anna
Maria, unarmed burglary. Several items were stolen
from an unoccupied home. No arrests were made.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
April 26, 2400 block of Avenue C, Bradenton
Beach, warrant arrest. A 24-year-old man was arrested
on an outstanding warrant.
April 24, 900 Gulf Drive, Gulf Drive Cafe, bat-
tery. A patron became verbally abusive around 9:30
p.m. when he was asked to pay his tab. He allegedly
slapped his server and walked out. The investigation
is ongoing.
April 23, 200 Bridge St., Cast and Cage, war-


Sandwich-boards signs gain
support in Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Sandwich-board advertising signs are not per-
mitted under Anna Maria's code, but Mayor Sue-
Lynn isn't putting the bite on business until May
22.
At a special commission meeting May 2
requested by Commissioner Dale Woodland, com-
missioners discussed allowing sandwich boards at
businesses until a special exception ordinance passes
a second reading, which is slated for May 22.
An ordinance prohibiting A-frame signs out-
doors at a business passed in January And the mora-
torium that stalled removal of sandwich board signs
was in effect until May 1.
Commissioners had voted 3-1 with Woodland
absent at their April 25 meeting not to extend the
moratorium beyond May 1.
Woodland, who called the May 2 meeting, said
he talked with owners of a business upstairs in the
building that houses the Anna Maria post office.
That business and it's signage can't be seen from
the ground level only a sandwich board sign posi-
tioned downstairs directs customers to their location,
Woodland said.
"I called the mayor and she said only the com-
mission had the power to extend the deadline,"
Woodland said.
Mayor SueLynn agreed, but said she learned
from city attorney Jim Dye that she has certain
enforcement powers.
She said she's decided to relax enforcement on
sandwich board signs until the drafted special excep-
tion ordinance is approved by the commission.
But she advised business owners that code
enforcement officers would definitely enforce the
ban after the special exception ordinance passes.

rant arrest. A 51-year-old woman was arrested on an
outstanding warrant out of Monroe County.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Holmes Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
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Highest court to hear local commercial fisherman's fish tale


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The U.S. Supreme Court is getting involved in a
fish tale a true fishing story.
On April 28, the Court agreed to hear an appeal
by Holmes Beach resident and former Cortez fisher-
man John Yates that his 2012 federal conviction for
evidence tampering was based on the wrong law.
The evidence in the federal law used to prosecute
Yates Sarbanes-Oxley were three red grouper
a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion officer investigating his catch in November 2007
determined were missing from the officer's count the
previous day.
Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted by Congress in 2002
to close loopholes in laws against destroying evidence


following the Enron scandal.
Yates was charged in federal court with destroying
evidence the three missing fish an alleged act the
government said is prohibited by Sarbanes-Oxley.
He was convicted by a jury in 2012 and sentenced
to 30 days imprisonment and three years of proba-
tion.
Yates' attorney, John Badalamenti, contends in the
appeal that Sarbanes-Oxley was the wrong law to use
in the prosecution of Yates.
Yates has been ordered by Badalamenti not to dis-
cuss the appeal with the media.
According to a definition of Sarbanes-Oxley on
the Internet, the law "set new or enhanced standards


for all U.S. public company boards, management and
public accounting firms," among other standards.
Yates' wife Sandy said even a favorable decision
by the Supreme Court can't undo what's happened to
them since the conviction.
"We lost our time-share, our livelihood, our income
and our quality of life because of three fish," she said.
"File this one under Ripley's 'Believe it or Not."
The Supreme Court decision will apply only to
whether the correct law was used by federal prosecu-
tors in the 2012 court case.
Yates and his wife operate Off the Hook antiques
and gift shop in Cortez, and continue to live in Holmes
Beach.


John Yates works painting furniture at the antique-
nautical gift shop he and wife Sandy Yates operate
in Cortez. The former Cortez fisherman will have
his appeal of a 2012 U.S. federal court ruling in
October heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
An Anna Maria resident once said the city is so
quiet he could hear a neighbor's tea pot whistle in the
morning.
Anna Maria city officials often proclaim that city
residents value peace and quiet. One resident now has
a complaint and a solution for noisy lawn services.
Steve Trygg of North Shore Drive says gas-op-
erated lawn blowers and trimmers should be banned
from the city on weekends because they are invading
his peace and tranquility.
"Each Saturday, weekend tranquility and our
breakfasts are destroyed by non-silenced, gasoline-
powered leaf blowers utilized by yard workers on next-
door rental properties," Trygg wrote to Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn.
In his letter, Trygg said one particular Saturday
morning was so loud, he and his wife and son aban-
doned breakfast and went elsewhere.
He said he would like to see "the worst culprits
charged and penalized."
Trygg also wrote that "these yard workers arrive


in huge pickup trucks, towing equally huge equipment
containers. They blatantly park in violation of posted
no-parking signs and all-wheels-off-the-pavement
rules. Because of this, it is impossible for us to exit
our driveway in a safe manner."
SueLynn said she talked with Trygg about noise
enforcement and suggested he discuss the problem
with city commissioners, either individually or at a
commission meeting.
Trygg said he planned to speak with each com-
missioner and seek an ordinance banning gasoline-
powered trimmers and blowers.
"I lived in Marin County in California and lawn
service companies could only use electrically operated
trimmers and blowers. No gasoline powered-machines
were allowed," Trygg said.
He'd like to see similar legislation in Anna
Maria.
"I'm sure there are a lot of residents who would
like the same thing. My family and I just want to enjoy
our weekends in peace."
After speaking with the mayor, Trygg said, "I defi-
nitely hope something will happen."


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The Anna Maria Island Privateers are sending a
signal that the school year is nearly over. The chari-
table group of pirates is hoisting the black flag and
hosting the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day Saturday,
May 17.
The annual Kids Day will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
at Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
The event is an island tradition celebrating the
end of the school year and the approach of summer
vacation with games, face painting, a treasure hunt,
prizes, tales of adventures on the high seas and a pirate
costume contest.
The pirates will be serving hot dogs, pizza and
soda pop to children. The event is free for children,
Players set season for 2014-15
The Island Players have yet to close out the 65th
season this month, but the theater group already has
announced plans for the 66th season.
The 2014-15 plays include:
"Tribute" by Bernard Slade, with performances
Oct. 9-19.
"Regrets Only" by Paul Rudnick, with perfor-
mances Dec. 4-14.
"Dearly Departed" by David Bottrell and Jessie
Jones, with performances Jan. 22- Feb. 8, 2015.
"Becky's New Car" by Steven Dietz, with per-
formances March 26-April 12, 2015.
"The Murder Room" by Jack Sharkey, with per-
formances May 21-31, 2015.
The performances will take place at the Island
Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
For more information about the Island Players, call
the box office at 941 778-5755 or go online to www.
theislandplayers.org.
Plant-based diet topic for
community dinner
Annie Silver Community Center will host a dinner
Friday, May 9, with a pre-determined topic for con-
versation. Diners will discuss the "power of a plant-
based diet" with life coach and nutrition educator Alec
Grae.
The suggested $10 donation for the 6 p.m. dinner
at the center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, will
support WSLR community radio.
The menu includes vegetarian, vegan and chicken
dishes.
For more details, call 941-779-0556.
Robinson Preserve site of
Manatee Miles fun hike
Registration is underway online for Manatee Miles
at Robinson Preserve in west Bradenton.
The event, a non-competitive walk through the
preserve that raises money for the United Way, will
take place Saturday, May 10, departing from the main
entrance, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton.
Walkers will either follow a 5-K or mile-long
course.
Registration on the day of the event will be from
7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m., with the walk starting at 8 a.m.
Registration is free for children 6 and under. For
others, the fee is $7-25, depending on age. Also, the
earlier the registration, the lower the fee.
To register, go to www.manateemiles.com.


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Uids Day set for May 17
while adults can pay for food and beverages.
The late Willis Howard "Snooks" Adams, an island
legend who retired in 1978 from Holmes Beach police
chief, founded the party in 1954, when he took a group
of local kids-- by Jeep-- to the south end of the
island for a cookout.
After a few years, the outing was moved to the
Manatee Public Beach, with the local Lions Club help-
ing to grow the event.
Adams was a Privateer and, in 1980, AMIP took
charge of the celebration.
For more information about Snooks Adams Kids
Day, email Jan Hyatt atjanhz@tampabay.rr.com or call
941-545-6193.


Applause, applause, please
The Island Players are rehearsing and the box office
is open for the final play of the 65th season, "And
The Winner Is" by Mitch Albom. The play will open
Thursday, May 15, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. For more information, call the box
office at 941 778-5755 or go online to www.theis-
landplayers.org. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

St. Stephen's sets
island meet-and-greet
St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton will
hold an island meet-and greet Tuesday, May 13.
The event, including cocktails and hors d'oeuvre,
will take place 5:30-8 p.m. at the Studio at Gulf and
Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
St. Stephens is a college-preparatory school that
includes grades K- 12.
An announcement said adults are invited to attend
the event, where they can "meet current St. Stephen's
faculty, staff, administrators and families" and "learn
more about the school, gain perspectives from cur-
rent families and learn about our classes from current
faculty. This is an excellent way for anyone interested
in Saint Stephen's to learn more about the school."
For more information or to RSVP, call Linda Lutz,
director of admissions, at 941-746-2121, ext. 1568.








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rally fight against cancer
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
of Anna Maria Island will take place May 17-18 at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May
17, and end the morning of Sunday, May 18.
"Why overnight?" is a question event organizer and
American Cancer Society advocate Nancy Ambrose
said she often gets asked.
WNNl ," she said in a news release, "for one,
because cancer doesn't sleep and also because the light
and darkness of the day and night parallel the physical
effects, emotions, and mental state of a cancer patient
while undergoing treatment."
Ambrose said as of April 30 there were 17 teams
- more than 140 participants registered for the
island relay, which raises money for cancer research,
as well as early detection and prevention programs and
patient services.
Relay teams will circle a track at Coquina Beach
throughout the night, participating in a variety of
"walks." There also will be a luminaria ceremony, as
well as entertainment, chance drawings, silent auctions
and contests.
Teams can still register for the event at relayforlife.
org/amifl.
Organizers hope to raise about $45,000.
For more information, call Ambrose at 941-518-
4431 or Calina Goodyear at 941-328-3757.

Guild goes into
summer themes
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will cel-
ebrate a series of theme months during the offseason
- turtles in May, fish in June, patriotism in July, tropi-
cal in August, children in September and harvest-time
in October.
AGAMI's member artists will show off their
themed work in the gallery window, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, from month to month.
In other AGAMI news, the group announced the
addition of three members Paula Hawkins, Ron
LeVene and Georgana LeVene, all from Bradenton.
Hawkins, who specializes in watercolor, oil paint-
ing and photographic art, owns Hawkins Studio in Bra-
denton.
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Wednesday, May 7
8:09 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, May 8
6:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Community Center anti-bully
program, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
1908.
8:09 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, May 9
2 p.m. -Alzheimer's caregiver support group, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
6 p.m. Dinner and talk on plant-based diets, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-779-0556.
8:10 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Saturday, May 10
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mums for Moms sale, Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-704-7151.
8:10 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Sunday, May 11
8:11 p.m. Official sunset time.


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Maria Island. This year's fundraiser will take place
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ety and to remember those who have battled cancer.
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and gift items.
For more information about AGAMI, go online to
amiartistsguildgallery.com or call the gallery at 941-
778-6694.


Monday, May 12
8:12 p.m. Official sunset time.
AMI items!
Tuesday, May 13
5:30-8 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal School meet and greet, Island Shopping Center 5418 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: (intersection of gulf and marina) 941.778.2169
941-746-2121, ext. 1568.
8:12 p.m. Official sunset time.


Wednesday, May 14
8:13 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off Island Saturday, May 10
8a.m. Manatee Miles 5K at Robinson Preserve and benefit-
ing United Way, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: www.manateemiles.com.

Coming up
May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina
Beach.

Save the date
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
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Duffy's dedicates after-
beach party to day-trippers
Hey day-trippers, the welcome mat is out
at Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The tavern is sponsoring an after-the-beach
party for day-trippers to the island and island-
ers who appreciate them Sunday, May 18. Hours
will be 2-5 p.m.
During the event, Debby Pinkley and Charmian
Miller, former islanders and now day-trippers, will
present a donation of more than $600 to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
The women raised the money with the sale
of "AMI Day Tripper" stickers last year, when a
couple of local elected officials made headlines for
laying blame for island traffic congestion and other
woes on visitors who weren't spending money on
overnight accommodations.
The party at Duffy's will feature games, prizes,
raffles as well as sales of the tavern's popular
all-the-way burgers and the "coldest mugs of beer
this side of heaven."
Organizers also will be selling more "AMI Day
Tripper" stickers.
For details, call Duffy's Tavern at 941-778-
2501.


Spring cleaning
Community publicists: Please help us keep our calendars current.
If you know of an event that is ending with the closing season, let
us know. Email calendar@islander.org.

Through...
Through May 7, St. Stephens Visual Arts Third Conservatory
Exhibit, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
May 8-18, Bradenton Arts Movieville Film Festival, vari-
ous venues, Bradenton and Palmetto. Fee applies. Information:
movievillefilmfestival.com.
Through July 7, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
888-674-0107.
Through May 18, "My One and Only," Manatee Players,
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
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, 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.
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, 1 p.m., Coffee and Conversation for Seniors, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Sharing 'the best of both worlds'
Having traveled extensively in his career as a
newspaperman and at the behest of his wife, Dee, an
Episcopalian priest, Phil de Montmollin has written
about the best of his two worlds. Now that the couple
has settled here, his book, "Anna Maria Island and
More: The Best of Both Worlds," is a guide to the
island and Rutherfordton, North Carolina. He writes
in the introduction that either of these places would
be wonderful "last stops, but to have them both ...
is a true blessing." The author invites people to
"experience the wonders. Join us!" The book can
be purchased at Amazon.com, or email phildem@
tampabay.rr.com. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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.

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, 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.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breath-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

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.
Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates
to schedules, to calendar@islander.org. Also, if you coordinate
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May brings film fest to Bradenton


Roll out the red carpet: Bradenton will debut its
first film festival in May.
The Bradenton Arts Movieville Film Festival will
take place May 8-18 and feature screenings of inde-
pendent films, as well as receptions, art programs and
a concert.
"We are thrilled to bring the Movieville Film Fes-
tival to the Bradenton area," said Bradenton film com-
missioner Debbie Meihls in a news release. "The area
is already widely known for its vibrant arts and cultural
scene, but events like the film festival help to further
establish it as an emerging film community in the state
and beyond. We welcome national and international
filmmakers to our diverse area to discover its untapped
film potential."
The films include:
"Mother of George," a poetic feature by Andrew
Dosunmu and starring Danai Gurira.
"The Enemy," featuring Jake Gyllenhall.
"Paloma," starring Steven Bauer of "Ray
Donavan," who will attend the festival.
Other films are "The Big Fat Stone," "The Black
Russian," "Born and Raised," "The Enduring Beauty
of Memory," "God's Ears," "Infected," \Nhl,,,tir


Kids," "The Mo I in iiin." "Out Smart," "Potted Plants"
"Sharia" and "Through the Tunnel."
Screenings will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-
Sunday, May 16-18, at the Manatee Performing Arts
Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Admission is $15 per day.
Other events include:
Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, May 10, Show Biz Expo,
Bradenton Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Pal-
metto.
7 p.m., Saturday, May 10, Legends of Country
& Rock Concert, Bradenton Convention Center.
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, sunset cocktail
party, Tarpon Pointe, 801 Riverside Drive E., Braden-
ton.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, Remembering Hur-
ricane Sandy Kick Off Party, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
6:30 p.m., Friday, May 16, outdoor street party
on Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton.
6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, cocktail party, Pier
22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton.
6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 18, black-tie closing gala,
Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W.,


Postal employees seek to stamp out hunger


Letter carriers and Postal Service employees across
the country will work to stamp out hunger Saturday,
May 10.
In the annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive, food will
be collected by letter carriers from outside mailboxes
and by employees at many post offices. Non-perishable
food also will be collected at businesses, including the
island Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Too many people in this country are still going
hungry every day," said National Association of Letter
Carriers president Fredric Rolando in a news release.
"As letter carriers, we see this firsthand in just about
every community we serve. But we aren't the type of
folks who simply move on to the next delivery and
hope someone else will do something about it. Instead,
for more than two decades now, our members have
taken the lead in the effort to help solve this ongoing
national problem."
Last year, with the help of thousands of volunteers,


letter carriers collected more than 74.4 million pounds
of non-perishable food the second-highest amount
since the drive began in 1992.
"It's such an easy way for our customers to help
people in their own communities," Rolando stated. "All
they have to do is leave a non-perishable food donation
in a bag by their mailboxes. And that's it. Then, just
like we do every Saturday of the year, letter carriers
will swing by. Only on May 10, we'll be ready to pick
up the food donations and make sure they get to a local
food bank or other charity within that community."
Food banks and shelters usually benefit from an
upswing in charitable donations during the winter holi-
day season. By springtime, however, their stocks tend
to dwindle to critically low levels. That's part of the
reason the Stamp Out Hunger drive takes place every
year in May. Also, most school meal programs are sus-
pended during summer months, adding to need.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, in a state-


The Bradenton Area Film Commission has
announced the Bradenton Arts Movieville Film
Festival, which will include a screening of "The
Enemy, "featuring Jake Gyllenhall.

Bradenton.
VIP passes are $200 and include access to the films
and all events.
The official host accommodation is Anna Maria
Island Resorts.
For more information, go to bradentonartsmo-
vievillefilmfestival.com or call 941-749-1111.

with food drive
ment, pledged the Postal Service's full support. "We'll
continue to encourage all postal employees across the
country to support the food drive by collecting dona-
tions, delivering postcards and promotional bags, and
doing everything they can to make this year's food
drive the best in our history. Working together, we will
continue to make a difference in the lives of millions
of Americans in need."
Mail is delivered in Holmes Beach and Braden-
ton Beach, and residents can leave donations by their
mailboxes.
In Anna Maria, there is no door-to-door mail deliv-
ery. Many residents have boxes at the post office, 101
S. Bay Blvd., and they can contribute to the food drive
by placing items in the barrels located in the lobby.
Barrels also will be placed at the post office in
Bradenton Beach, 116 Bridge St., as well as at the Key
Royale Country Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
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1st shorebird nest of the season marked off...


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Some soon-to-be moms are spending their time on
the beach this Mother's Day.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird
Monitoring marked its first shorebird nest of the season
April 26. According to AMITW executive director Suzi
Fox, the first nest is a least tern nest.
An area 150 by 400 feet is marked off in the 2500
block of Gulf Drive on the Gulf beach to give the nest-
ing birds some privacy and protection.
Least terns, the smallest tern on the island, are
listed as a threatened species and are protected by state
law. When a nest is spotted, the AMITW crew heads
out to protect it from harm.
Least terns are migratory birds, and arrive on the
island in early spring from their winter grounds in
South America. The travelers begin to romance fairly
quickly after their arrival and typically lay eggs in
April and May.
Donning their breeding plumage, a black "cap,"
the males will attempt to woo prospective mates by
offering them small fish.
The eggs are laid in shallow depressions on the
open, broad expanse of bare sand, camouflaging the
eggs. They hatch after 21 days.
The young least terns will leave the nest after a
few days, but will not fly for three weeks.
Least tern nests are highly susceptible to distur-


bance, making the protection important to their sur-
vival. The terns lay their eggs in small scrapes in the
sand on the beach. The high foot-traffic of beachgoers
can easily destroy the nests before they are spotted.
The small shorebirds nest in colonies, and the dis-
turbance of one nest usually leads to chaos for many.
The least terns have lost extensive nesting habitat
to increased human activity on the beaches and devel-
opment. Efforts by the AMITW combat some of the
obstacles nesting terns face.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife, least


terns have begun nesting in the gravel of flat roofs
on homes due to habitat loss in the past couple of
decades.
The FWC developed an educational pilot program
being implemented in Pinellas County to encourage
tolerance of the roof squatters.
Disturbing the nesting birds is illegal. Beachgo-
ers who see the marked nesting grounds should stay
behind the marked area so as not to disturb the birds.
Any unmarked nests should be reported to the
AMITW by calling Fox at 941-778-5638.

Stakes, twine and col-
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tern nesting ground at
.. the shore in Bradenton
Beach warning beach-
goers to stay out of the
nesting area. The nest-
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April 26 by the Anna
Maria Island Turtle
Watch and '/,. ,./.,i.I
Monitoring. Islander
Photo: Jennifer Glen-
field


...as sea turtle nesting season gets underway


Sea turtle nesting season may have officially
kicked of on May 1, but one sea turtle didn't wait for
the calendar.
According to Suzi Fox, executive director of the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Moni-
toring, the first sea turtle nest on the west coast of
Florida was found on Sanibel Island April 29. Mana-
sota Key reported its first nests May 2.
Meanwhile, at an AMITW gathering April 30, vol-
unteers were reminded of Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission permit rules, gathered gear
and reviewed procedures.
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this season on the freshly renourished island shoreline.
Last year, AMITW recorded 370 nests on the island
- a record number.
Loggerhead sea turtles are the most common sea
turtles to nest in southwest Florida. Young female
hatchlings are known return to the beaches where
they hatched as they mature to lay their eggs. They
are known to swim from as far as the west coast of
Africa.
During the May 1-Oct. 31 nesting season, mother
turtles leave the comfort of the Gulf of Mexico to crawl
ashore and nest. It is the only time they leave the water,
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the sand before burrowing a small, deep pit in which
to drop their clutch of eggs.
Encounters with beach furniture can be startling
and some cases of entanglement in chairs and canopies
have resulted in the turtles death.
After nesting, they then follow the twinkle of light
on the Gulf much exhausted from their labor to
guide them back into the surf.
Evidence of the sea turtle's trek large tractor-
like marks in the sand made by the flippers can be
viewed from the water's edge to the nest and back.
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Beach in Holmes "
Beach. The first turtle
nest of the season
on the west coast of
Florida was spotted
April 29 on Sanibel ,.
Island. Islander Photo:
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SEA TURTLE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
The 100 or so eggs incubate unattended in the sun
for about 60 days.
Hatchlings typically break through the sand at
night and follow their instincts to the water. Light
from the moon and the stars, the twinkle on the Gulf
of Mexico waters, also guides them into the sea, but
light from inland sources can take them into danger. If
distracted, they can become dehydrated and die, face
numerous predators or become victims of traffic on the
roads.
What to remember during turtle nesting season:
Furniture must be removed from the beach at
night.
Lights should not be visible from the shoreline.
Turtle-friendly lights should be in place on beach-
front properties.
Do not disturb a turtle on the beach she could
crawl away without laying her eggs.
Do not disturb a nest.
Call AMITW at 941-778-5638 if an unmarked nest
is found or you see a sea turtle in distress.


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Organizers of the Manatee Rare Fruit Tree Sale
promise more than 4,000 plants and variety.
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Once-a-year plant sale set
Time to sample the soil and take some readings
on sunlight and shade. The once-a-year plant sale pre-
sented by the Manatee Rare Fruit Council will take
place Sunday, May 18, in Palmetto.
Organizers are promising "more vendors, more
variety, more space, air conditioning, free parking and
free admission" to the sale.
The event again will take place at the Bradenton
Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Sale hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Those who've
attended in the past know that a line forms before the
doors open.
In addition to more than 4,000 plants, the council
will bring in vendors to sell plant food, cookbooks,
honey and other items.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the fruiting
plant and tree display in the Palma Sola Botanical Park
in west Bradenton at 9800 17th Ave N.W.
For more information, call Pete Ray at 941-776-
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Grace Shaeffer Atkins, in her 100th year, died April
29 at home in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born Oct. 3,
1914, at her family home on the banks on the Manatee
River in Ellenton. Her parents, Charlie and Hattie Shaef-
fer, were pioneers of the region.
The family later moved to Bainbridge, Georgia,
where she completed high school. She earned a degree
in studio art from Huntington College in Montgomery,
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wood, South Carolina, and then to Holmes Beach. In
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Michigan, and New York City. She continued a passion
for baseball, moving her allegiance from the Atlanta
Braves to the Detroit Tigers.
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By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary fourth-graders recently
got the opportunity to reap what they sow at the Beach
Bistro.
For nine years the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, has sponsored an edible garden, main-

AME fourth-graders
offer a round of
applause to Beach
Bistro owner Susan
Timmins and the res-
taurant kitchen and
wait stafffollowing
their Spring Garden
Luncheon at the
Beach Bistro, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes
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trained and harvested by the students. Students plant,
cultivate and harvest the garden twice a year in
fall and spring. The vegetables and herbs are grown
in Earthboxes, containers designed to maximize the
harvest.
"The students gain a sense of appreciation for food
and how difficult it can be growing it," said Susan


Timmins, co-owner of the Beach Bistro with husband
Sean Murphy.
The spring harvest was celebrated with a lunch.
Students harvested celery, carrots, green peppers,
thyme, rosemary and lemon basil April 30. On May
1, the bistro chefs prepared the feast.
"We try to use one herb per dish so they can iden-
tify the flavors," said Timmins.
Bouquets of the herbs were placed on the tables
so students could see and connect them to the flavors
in the dishes served by the wait staff.
Students went dressed for the occasion at the high-
end establishment, and teachers took advantage of the
setting to give etiquette lessons before the lunch.
The lunch was scheduled after FCAT exams, giving
the hard-working students a much-needed break.
The bistro staff volunteered for the event. Tim-
mins said they have such a good time making lunch
for the students, there's no problem getting enough
volunteers.
She said the edible garden came about as a col-
laborative effort between AME volunteer and master
gardener Christine Callahan, the bistro and AME guid-
ance counselor Cindi Harrison.
Timmins' and Murphy's children, Lexa and Ben,
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in the school's extracurricular activities. After her
children grew out of the island school, Timmins still
wanted to be involved in AME happenings.
Callahan, who also maintains a butterfly garden on
campus, suggested the idea of an edible garden. The
Beach Bistro began sponsoring the garden and giving
students a cooking class at the fall harvest and lunch
at the spring harvest.
"It's amazing how many kids ask their parents for
Earthboxes at Christmas. It really carries over," Tim-
mins said.


Miles Jardine raises his hand to answer a question
posed by his class's May 1 lunch host, Susan Timmins
at the Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach. Produce and
herbs used in the lunch were grown by Anna Maria
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Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-grader Dylan
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AME to get new principal for start of new school year


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Changes made by the Manatee County School
District will bring a new principal to Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School for the 2014-15 school year, and all
schools are under a targeted spending freeze.
K1JMK Three-year AME principal David
Marshall will be replaced by Jackie
Featherston, current principal at
Stewart Elementary in Bradenton.
Marshall will become principal at
Gene Witt Elementary, 200 Rye
Road E., Bradenton.
Marshall "It's the natural course of things,"
Marshall said. "There were a lot of
retirements this year."
Throughout the county, eight principals are trans-
ferring and seven schools are accepting applications
for new principals.
"Witt is a great school, just like Anna Maria. It's an
A school, there are great things in place and, similar to
Anna Maria, it has good teachers and parent involve-

AME PTO cooks up
something good
By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher
Organization knows what's for dinner: home cook-
ing.
The AME PTO began compiling recipes for a
cookbook in January. The cookbook, now on sale at the
school and the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
contains 195 recipes.
"All the recipes are pretty unique. It's all sorts
of recipes," said Jen Rodgers, the FPTO member who
headed up the publishing project.
Five local restaurants sponsored the book: the
Sandbar, BeacHhouse, Mar Vista, Moore's Stone Crab
and Swordfish Grill.
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He also said he looks forward to the change and
to enhancing Gene Witt.
"I think that's the same thing you do when you go
to any school," he said. "We brought some great things
here, battle of the books, the mother-son social and the
father-daughter dance."
Also, Don Hall, deputy superintendent of the
district, announced a targeted spending freeze in a
memo to principals and department heads April 25.
The spending freeze is in effect until June 30.
The district has been struggling to recover from an
overspending shortfall totaling millions of dollars.
"As Superintendent (Rick) Mills shared with you
last week, we have had some major successes, even
within a financially difficult period. However, he also
shared that we would have to look at some additional
measures to improve our final closing balance. As he
further shared, we have the unknown costs of the state
and federal audit findings pending, and we are still
awaiting news of final disposition," Hall wrote in the


The AME Parent Teacher Organization is selling a
cookbook. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

bers, the book has come together in time for Mother's
Day.
The PTO has not released a cookbook fundraiser
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Marshall explained that every school has bud-
geted funds and internal funds. The budgeted funds
are targeted for the freeze items such as teacher
supplies.
"Anna Maria is in great shape. We had such a
small budget and we use internal funds, which are not
frozen," he said. "It's one of the benefits of being a
small school."
Internal funds are the result of fundraisers for field
trips and other events around the school, Marshall
said.
"Fortunately, it's May and most of our teachers
have already purchased their supplies," he added.
Exemptions to the spending freeze can be requested
in order to support life, health and safety of students
and staff.
In additional to internal funds, all state and federal
grants, categorical funds, operational supplies, tools
and equipment for the maintenance and operations,
custodial, transportation and vehicle maintenance

through old cookbooks when she came across one cre-
ated by the FPTO at her elementary school. Finding that
book was the catalyst.
"It was fun, and really pretty easy once it got going.
We ordered a large quantity so we could continue to
sell them next year," Rodgers said.
Parents, grandparents and teachers provided most
of the recipes. Each recipe features a photograph and
the name of the person who submitted the entry.
Rodgers also reached out to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society and added archival images of the
school, as well as its history. She also included a poem
from the early years on AMI.
The cookbook is $20 for the first copy and $15 for
additional books.
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AME Calendar
7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, student bike ride
to school with West Manatee Fire Rescue District
firefighters, starting at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, early release.
Saturday, May 10, Manatee County school dis-
trict speech contest.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, author Michael
Stern speaks to students, AME auditorium.
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, book fair and lit-
eracy 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 in Tampa.
Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, no school.
12:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, early release.
5 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, FPTO dinner, cafeteria.
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, kindergarten play.
Wednesday, June 4, field day with Coach Terry
Ruise.
Thursday, June 5, Becky Demo's class picnic and
fieldtrip to Anna Maria Historical Society Museum.
Friday, June 6, Marcia Brockway's class
picnic and fieldtrip to Anna Maria Historical Society
Museum.
Monday, June 9, early release 1:15 p.m. Last day
of school.
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AME invites students to join
birthday book club
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School become
members of the Birthday Book Club by submitting a
form and paying a $15 fee.
Club members are invited to a party in the media
center in the month of their birthday. They choose a
hardback book to donate to the library and their name
is placed in the front of the book.
Birthday cupcakes and punch are served to club
members. The final birthday party of the year will be
held May 7, and will include summer birthdays.
Students can still sign up for the club and attend
the party. Forms are available in the media center.
For more information, call media center specialist
Lynne McDonough at 941-708-5525, ext. 2409.

Books, books, books
Anna Maria Elementary School is hosting a lit-
eracy night and book fair 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May
14.
The event is free and all classes, families and the
community are welcome. T-shirts with the new year-
book cover will be on sale at the event, as well as
books.
Proceeds from the event go to the school.
For more information, call AME at 941-778-
5525.
AME is at 4007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


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Moms drum up funds for
MHS band, dance team
Look for the annual Mums for Moms volunteers at
various locations in the area on Saturday, May 10 -
the day before Mother's Day. On Anna Maria Island,
the volunteers will be stationed near Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Volunteers with the effort will be selling potted
flowers to raise money for the Manatee High School
bands and Sugar Cane Dance Team.
Organizers say the volunteers mostly mums
and their children will be selling the flowers 8:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. or until the campaign is a sell-out.
Each foil-wrapped plant will be sold for $9, accord-
ing to head mum Lynn Walsh.
"They make great thank-you or promotional gifts,"
Walsh said.
For more information, call Walsh at 941-704-
7151.




Wednesday, May 7
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Pork Sausage Patty, Toast.
Lunch: Tacos, Mini Ravioli, Roll, Popcorn Chicken Caesar Salad,
Refried Beans, Lettuce and Tomato Cup, Sliced Peaches.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Thursday, May 8
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breadstick, Meatball Sub, Chef
Salad with Egg, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Cherry Toma-
toes, Sliced Pears.
Friday, May 9
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes and Eggo Waffles.
Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Beef Sandwich, Italian Salad, Steamed
Corn, Cucumber Slices with Dip, Raspberry Lemon Sidekick.
Monday, May 12
Breakfast: Pizza.
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Breaded Beef Sandwich, Chef
Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salad, Peach Cup.
Tuesday, May 13
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Buttermilk Biscuit.
Lunch: Corn Dogs, Southern Chicken, Biscuit, Vegetarian
Garden Salad with Egg, Baked Vegetarian Beans, Fresh
Veggie Cup, Pineapple Tidbits.
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Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese or Egg and Cheese Bagel.
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Sign up now for
By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Registration is underway for the SmileDeep, 4 v
4 charitable soccer tournament May 17 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
The purpose of the tournament is to help raise
much-needed funds for longtime soccer coach, Paul
Hayward, who is battling stage-four renal cancer.
He recently underwent a challenging surgery and
his oncologists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have
prescribed aggressive treatment with Inlyta. The prob-
lem being, a three-month supply of the drug costs more
than $16,000.
Proceeds from this benefit will go to the Joe Doirin
in Trust A Helping Hand for Hayward Fund, which
has been providing assistance to Hayward since 2011.
Hayward is much admired. Many islanders and
soccer aficionados, including former Manatee High
soccer standout Ken Bowers, who met Hayward when

Smile deep for good cause
For those of you who do not know Paul Hay-
ward, let me introduce you.
He is a gentle man and a former professional
soccer player who has coached all levels. Most
important, he has given much of his time to our
community.
The only passion more important to him than
soccer is his 3-year-old son. I first met Mr. Hayward
at one of my son Tyler's soccer games at the com-
munity center. He recognized that my 11-year-old
son also has a passion for soccer. He said he often
came to watch my son play, pointing to the manner
of Tyler's step the way he walks and carries
himself as signs of a natural soccer player. He
said he hoped to someday coach him.
Over the time since we met, Paul Hayward has
offered many soccer programs for the kids and,
many times for no charge, just wanting the oppor-
tunity to share his passion with the kids.
Now is our time to give back to him, as he
fights stage-4 cancer. A Smile Deep Soccer Tourna-
ment will be held in his honor May 17 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
The fundraiser will help with his expenses and
medications to fight this awful disease.
We need participants, fans and donations at the
event.
Paul Hayward is a brave, honest, kind-hearted
man and I am honored to have Tyler know him.
Please, come help this wonderful teacher,
mentor and friend.
We need your support.
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"Paul is a super nice guy and really encouraged
some local island guys that if they got serious about
soccer and school, they could play in college," Bowers
said.
Hayward used to bring his college squad to the
island to train and take part in the former Christmas
Indoor Soccer tourney at the center. He took notice
then of the talent on the island and recruited Tommy
and Charlie Normant to play at Bethany.
The Deep Smile tourney is a 4 v 4 format with
goalies. There will be pool play followed by a knock-
out round single elimination. The action gets started
at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 17, so sign up now.
The cost to play is $25 per player and there's a
maximum of eight players per team. There are three
divisions, 11-and-under, 12-and-over and adult.
Registration is at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
and Fran Maxon Real Estate, 9801 Gulf Drive, both in
Anna Maria and at Gulf-Bay Realty, 5309 Gulf Drive
and Stir It Up Yogurt Shack, 5306 Holmes Blvd., both
in Holmes Beach.
For more information, go to Helping Hand for
Hayward on Facebook or call the center at 941-778-
1908.

Adult soccer league kicks off
A spring season of sports is beginning at the center
for basketball, soccer and kickball, and for adult soccer
enthusiasts, May 1 saw four games played.
Jessie's Island Store edged Agnelli Pool & Spa
4-3 behind two goals from Danny Burton and single
goals from Aaron Parkin and BJ Grant. Pedro Gonza-
lez made seven saves in goal for Jessie's Island Store
in the victory.
Former Manatee High player Alisha Keene led
Agnelli Pool & Spa with two goals, while Matt Kretz-
man added a goal and an assist. Goalie Frank Agnelli
made eight saves in goal during the loss.
Ross Built edged LaPensee Plumbing 3-2 in the
second game of the evening behind a pair of goals
from Adam Bujarski and one goal from Steve Oelfke.
Scott Rudacille and Max Gazzo shared time between
the pipes and combined on 12 saves in the victory.
Kim Christenson and Aaron Dudukes led LaP-
ensee with a goal each, while Molly Bellairs added an
assist. Adam Moffett kept the plumbers in the game
with 13 saves in goal.
Island Pest Control exterminated Slim's Place 7-2
in the third match of the night behind three goals and
an assist from Eric Pullen. David Hiram added two
goals and Scott Eason chipped in with a goal and two
assists. Marcus Felipe completed the scoring fest with

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Danny Anderson and Diego Felipe led Slim's Place
with a goal each, while Will Case made eight saves in
goal during the loss.
Sato Real Estate rolled past Beach to Bay Construc-
tion by a 6-1 score during the evening's final game. Josh
Sato led the way with a hat trick while Matt Plummer,
Ali Titsworth and Josh Petit each added a goal.
Damir Glavan notched the lone goal for Beach to
Bay Construction, which received 12 saves from goalie
Ryan Moss in the loss.

Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men got out April 28 for a
nine-hole, low-net-of-partners golf match. The team
of Chet Hutton and Lance Lindeman combined on a
10-under par 54 to take first place by two strokes over
the team of Paul Kaemmerlen and George Barford.
Later in the day, the men played their usual mod-
ified-Stableford game. What was unusual was that
Laura Purcell decided to join the men and fired a plus-5
to take first place in the individual category. She was
one point ahead of Art McMillan and Gary Silke, who
both finished at plus-4.
McMillan was part of the winning team that com-
bined on a plus-7 and included John Cassese, Ken
Newbold and Jerry Landkammer.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble May
1 with Hoyt Miller, Fred Miller, Bob Soos and Tom
Nelson combining on a 5-under-par 27 to tie with Lex
Halakan, Larry Pippel and Jon Holcomb.
The women joined in for a team scramble May
2. The team of Joyce Brown, Jack Lowery and Hank
Tremblay carded a 1-under-par 31 to tie for first with
Matt Behan, Omar Trolard, Christina Mason and Tom
Lewis.
Lewis and Joyce Brown each won closest-to-the-
pin contests.

Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play during April
30 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horse-
shoe pits. Art Kingstad and Dom Livedoti drew the
bye into the finals and watched as Jerry Disbrow and
Rod Bussey edged Norm Good and Adin Shank 22-18.
Disbrow and Bussey stayed hot in the finals, rolling to
an easy 21-10 victory.
The May 3 games were canceled due to rain.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. weekly on Wednes-
day and Saturday. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. fol-
lowed by random team selection. There is no charge
to play and everyone is welcome.

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Abundance of spotted seatrout served at dinner tables


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Spotted seatrout, one of Florida's most popular
backwater game fish, are readily available in our local
waters. What's nice about these yellow-mouthed preda-
tors is not only do they provide good table fare, they're
abundant, and will readily take a variety of bait.
Whether you're using live bait, such as shrimp,
shiners or pinfish, or if you're up to the challenge of
artificial, such as soft plastics or topwater plugs, you
can get a bite. Also, when the trout takes the bait, it's
generally visual trout like to break the surface of
the water when striking. And that's exciting.
Recently, while fishing with the Medina family
from Charlotte, North Carolina, I hunted up a great
seatrout location over a grass flat in about 5-6 feet of
water adjacent to a channel with good water flow.
The tide was just beginning to trickle in as we
arrived at our fishing spot. Due to the initially slow
water flow, the bite was a little sporadic. After 30 min-
utes, we had hooked up a few nice trout, but no ral-
lies.
Then I noticed the incoming tide was really start-
ing to flow. Like clockwork, three out of four rods
we had out went off. The outcome was two spotted
seatrout and one snook. The trout were keepers, while
the snook was released.
Our trout bite continued for 45 minutes, with fish
15-22 inches in length aggressively feeding on the live
shiners we provided them.
Needless to say, trout can provide a fun fishing
experience as well as the reward of a fine, fresh fish
entree.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore with good
results. By fishing ledges and reefs, Girle is finding a
great bite. Mangrove and lane snapper are responding
to fresh-cut live shiners free-lined behind the boat. To
catch these leader-shy fish, Girle is using an exagger-
ated length of 20-pound fluorocarbon leader attached


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Sarasota Bay Watch's annual cleanup of Sister
Keys will take place Saturday, May 17.
The boating and volunteer event will begin with
registration at 8 a.m. at the Mar Vista restaurant, 760
Broadway St., Longboat Key.
To sign up online, go to www.sarasotabaywatch.
org.
The cleanup on Sister Keys, which is reached
only by boat, will begin at about 9 a.m.
Afterward, the Mar Vista will host a lunch for
the work crew.
For more information, call SBW at 941-918-
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to a small circle hook. Mangrove snapper up to 18
inches are being caught, as well as lane snapper in the
12-inch range.
Catch-and-release gag grouper are being caught on
ledges and reefs. To target these tackle-busters, Girle
is using a 2-ounce egg sinker combined with a couple
of feet of 30-pound fluorocarbon leader and a circle
hook. Baiting the rig with a live shiner is luring a bite
from grouper in the 15-pound range.
In depths of 45 feet of water or deeper, Girle is
finding schools of king mackerel. Free-lining live shin-
ers connected to a small wire leader is resulting in
kings up to 35 pounds.
Moving inshore, Girle is finding flats species
responding to live shiners and cut baits, including
fresh-cut ladyfish. Redfish, trout and catch-and-release
snook are hooking up with regularity, especially on
live shiners. Fresh-cut ladyfish are working primarily
for the redfish, although large snook, being opportun-
ists, also feed on cut bait.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says jack cre-
valle and Spanish mackerel are still being caught on
speck rigs by pier anglers. Bubble gum and chartreuse
colors are resulting in the most bites. While using these
small tandem jigs at the pier, you can also expect to
hook into ladyfish and blue runners.
Pier fishers using live shrimp for bait are catch-
ing mangrove snapper, flounder and even a few of
winter's remaining sheepshead. To target any of these
three species, try a small live bait hook or circle hook
combined with a split shot to get your shrimp down to
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finding a good bite on spotted seatrout. Sandy potholes
are holding concentrations of fish, although you can
also find fish throughout the flat.
Snook are another mainstay for Lowman. Although
it's all catch-and-release since May 1, Lowman is find-
ing good numbers of fish some exceeding 30 inches.
Shallow flats with good water flow are the top ticket
to hook up with a linesider.
While targeting snook, Lowman's clients are
getting into some slot-size redfish, although he says
schooling fish are harder to find. These fish are hitting
free-lined live shiners and are generally being caught
during the tail end of the incoming and beginning of
the outgoing tides.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says
flats fishing remains consistent even with a spike in the
water temperature. In past weeks, water temps in the
mid 70s were the norm. Now temps in the shallows in
the mid 80s are common.
To start, Gross is finding good numbers of spotted
seatrout along drop offs and edges of flats that empty
into deeper water. Live shiners under a cork are pro-
ducing limits of trout, with some fish exceeding 25
inches.
Redfish also are coming aboard the Fishy Busi-
ness, and while concentrations of fish are yet to be
found, Gross is still managing to lay a few reds on the
cleaning table.
Finally, catch-and-release snook fishing is in full
swing for Gross. Live shiners free-lined to feeding
snook are resulting in fish up to 36 inches. High tides
and the beginning of the outgoing tide are bringing the
bite, according to Gross.
On a final note, the 28thAnnual Jerry Hill Memo-
rial Kids Free Fishing Tournament at the Green Bridge
Fishing Pier in Palmetto, will take place Saturday, May
10. The free tournament for kids ages 5-14 is sponsored
by Manatee Fish & Game Association, North Manatee
Kiwanis, Bradenton Kiwanis and Palmetto Parks and
Recreation Department. Registration is from 7-8 a.m.
the day of the tournament. For more information, call
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Chamber plans May lunch, breakfast
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce monthly networking luncheon
is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Eat Here restaurant, 5315 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 per person and members are encouraged to bring
a guest or potential member. Reservations are required.
The chamber's monthly networking breakfast will be 7:45-9 a.m. Wednesday,
May 14, at The Feast restaurant in the Island Shopping Center, 5406 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 per person and reservations are required.
For more information or to make a reservation for either event, call 941-778-
1541.

Motorworks holds brewing classes
Motorworks BDi in- 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, is holding a free weekly
discussion on brewery education.
The hour-long class, including tasting and appetizers, begins at 6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at the brewery, with topics to include beer styles, ingredients and
how to brew a particular beer. A question-and-answer period will conclude the
discussion.
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The finale wedding and sunset party included the presentation of prizes by
Tortuga host-owner David Teitelbaum. Winners included Rich Canal, Andrea
Oxford, Katrina Harrison, Diana Crum and Lynn Hing. The prize value totaled
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Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
105 Sunset Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,925 sfur / 2,553
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1992 on a 180x69 lot
was sold 04/11/15, Kaiser to Kyzer for $950,000; list
$975,000.
2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 203, Sunset Terrace, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,340 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1982 was sold 04/14/14, Wanderlingh to Gerlach
for $515,000.
613 Gladiolus St.,Anna Maria, a 1,615 sfla/ 1,650 sfur
2bed/3bath duplex built in 1968 on a 50x114 lot was sold
04/17/14, Puryear to JDGE LLC for $465,000.
5608 Gulf Drive, Unit 104, Sun Plaza West, Holmes
Beach, a 1,092 sfla /1,236 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pool built in 1981 was sold 04/14/14, Grant to Schaum for
$370,000; list $385,000.
7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Nautilus Condominium
Apartments, Holmes Beach, a 1,081 sfla / 1,185 sfur
2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold
04/11/14, Feighner to Tobler for $350,000; list $379,000.
501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 301, Bridgeport, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,000 sfla / 1,075 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1982 was sold 04/14/14, Garvin to
Turner for $305,000.
743 Manatee Ave., Unit 32, Westbay Cove South,
Holmes Beach, a 1,187 sfla / 1,595 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 04/10/14, Anderson
to Tarantola for $275,000; list $289,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of
Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.


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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consignment.
steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-383-1901.
BIG SALE AT Giving Back through May 17. Open
Tuesday-Saturday at 11 a.m. Everything in store
50 percent off. Artwork, books, 70 percent off.
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day, May 9-10. Furniture, apartment-size appli-
ances, plants. 301 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
LOSTe & e.F OUND '/,

LOST CAT: GRAY tiger, white paws, no tail. 66th
Street, Holmes Beach. Roe, 941-524-0465.
LOST CAT: GRAY with white spot, Sissy, 13
years. Near Sixth Avenue and Gulf Drive, Bra-
denton Beach. 941-567-6535.


GREAT RESCUED dogs (and cats!) are looking
for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for
information, 941-896-6701.


CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE: 2000,
ONLY 46,000 MILES, LIKE NEW, $7,500. 941-
356-1456.


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 boatflorida.
weebly.com.
DEEDED BOAT SLIP for sale: Holmes Beach.
941-962-6238.
BOAT SLIP WITH davit, up to 25 feet for rent.
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.


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@hot-
mail.com. 941-524-9228.
PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT needed Monday-
Friday, occasional weekends on Anna Maria.
CNA preferred. Light housekeeping, cooking,
errands, assisting with shower/dressing. Current
references. $15-18 hour, 6-8 hours. Call 941-518-
1957.
K.1IDSF ORH -IRtt

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


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.


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

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

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

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
4570.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
6688.
PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Com-
mercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, buildings,
houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948.
JOHN "THE FIREMAN" Island Cycle & Scooter
Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices.
918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.
TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking,
wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cam-
eras. Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list, from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting
and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
D.L. HAYES CLEANING: Bonded and insured.
Rachael Bidwell/ Sheila Darcy, 941-932-5347 or
941-224-1486. For all your cleaning needs.
ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING: Residential, busi-
ness, rental properties. For "divine" results, call
John and Nan, 248-802-7802.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Karen
Robinson, 941-730-5693.
PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer
available for consulting, draft editing, final proof-
ing and copywriting, as well as social media
management for your group or business. Email
Lisa Neff at lmneff@me.com.


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BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing 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, refrigera-
tion. 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 wedding!
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#0017550.
MA#0017550.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
941-778-2581.
SUN MAINTENANCE & SERVICE: Full-service
lawn care, pool care, maintenance work, land-
scape and design, tree trimming, pressure wash-
ing, mulch, shell. Marine waxing, detailing. Free
snow removal. Call Travis, 941-779-8389.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, 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. Haul-
ing 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 com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
6600.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381,941-448-6336.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
ing.net.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, 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. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-
8792.


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

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commer-
cial, 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 experience, insured.
941-524-5514.
ROOFING LEAK SPECIALIST: Residential/com-
mercial, repairs, reroof, shingles, tile, flat. Quick
response. Quality work at reasonable rates. Ref-
erences. Insured/licensed. #CCC1330056. Call
Bryan at 727-277-9502.


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

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

PROFESSIONAL SEEKING ANNUAL rental: Bra-
denton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key.
Quiet person, excellent references. 941-730-
5363.
VACATION RENTAL BY private owner. Nice
3BR/2BA. Holmes Beach. Monthly, $3,500. 941-
744-7889.
CONDO: ANNA MARIA CITY, on Pine Avenue,
near pier and shops. 2BR/1 BA furnished, avail-
able May 1 until Nov. 1. $1,000/month. 941-538-
9328.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE: Close to Island, water
access. Call Kat at Big Fish Real Estate, 941-
779-2289.
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ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA NW Bradenton home. Fur-
nished. $1,800/month. $1,000 deposit. 941-448-
7119.


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.



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941-713-4755 800-771-6043

DUPLEX FOR SALE: 300 block of 65th Street on
a conforming duplex lot. Lovingly maintained, new
windows, room for a pool, great rental history and
potential. $519,000.
5BED/3BATH DUPLEX: West of Gulf Drive, just
steps to the beach this relaxed living duplex is cur-
rently a successful vacation rental. Excellent rental
history and confirmed future bookings. Turnkey
Furnished $940,000.
4BED/2BATH DUPLEX:: Location, Location, Loca-
tion. Across from public beach and off of Gulf Drive,
this duplex comes turnkey furnished! $365,000.
SNEAD ISLAND: Built in 2006 on over half an acre,
this 4bed/3bath home features 14-ft ceilings, crown
moldings, kitchen with black granite counter tops,
Grand views saltwater pool with waterfall feature,
200-ft new dock. Much much more $949,000.
FLAMINGO TOWNHOME: Totally redone from
head to toe, this 2bed/1 bath condo is conveniently
located close to Robinson Preserve, Anna Maria
Island and with a pool and docks, what more do you
need?! $168,000.
POOL HOME WITH SLIP: This elevated 2bed/2bath
pool home built on an oversize lot also includes a
deeded boat slip. Inviting layout takes full advantage
of blending indoors with outdoors. $589,999.


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

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/1BA 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.

BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA condo at Runaway
Bay. Lovely pond view, new kitchen and many
updates. Lovely condo and turnkey furnished!
Great rental or second home! $319,999. George,
312-321-9400.


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JASON HRNAK
941-773-6572
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Realty INC 3101 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH


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2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH updated villa. Turn-
key furnished, two carports, $279,900. Engle &
Volkers, AMI. Kathryn Sandberg, agent. 847-530-
8833.

LAKEFRONT MODERN 3BR/2BA, two-car garage
home in West Glen. Six miles to beach, $180,000.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open
water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block
construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc.
An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-
2606 (leave message).

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY: All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national
origin, or intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowingly accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers
are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(0) (800) 543-8294.

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to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
FOR SALE
River Oaks 2/2 condo. riverfront, updated, pool, tennis,
elevator, clubhouse, dock. $129,000.
RENTALS
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10 Where auto racers
retire?
14 Bayonets, say
19 "That Old Black
Magic" composer
20 Bit of riding gear
21 Big acronym in
energy
22 Actress Parker
23 The paparazzo ...
26 Din de San Valentin
flowers
27 Catchy pop ditties
28 Back from
vacation, say
30 "Santa Baby" singer
31 New York City's
__ River
32 Bad points
33 Division in biology
35 The demolitionist...
40 Fund-raising event
41 Simple tune
42 Roll in a disaster
supply kit
44 Christmas
wrapper?
45 High-toned
49 U.P.S. driver
assignments:
Abbr.
50 Knock down a peg
52 Knock over

Answers:
page 28


55 The civil engineer ...
57 Grab (onto)
58 One heading to the
cape?
59 Kitchen tool
60 The lingerie
manufacturer ...
63 Queen, e.g.
66 Emulate Harry
Connick Jr.
68 __ City, 1939
film locale
69 The chicken
farmer ...
71" around
around around
around" (repeated
line in Dion and
the Belmonts' "The
Wanderer")
72 Suffers
73 Supporting force
74 The sound technician

79 Scale part
80 "The Jungle Book"
bear
82 Gala
83 Fund for a third
party
84 "Whew!"
85 Faultless
88 Dubai's federation:
Abbr.
89 Maximally hip
92 The film director ...
96 Range of
understanding
97 Prankster's patsy
98 Between continents,
say
99 Magazine founder
Eric


100 Execute perfectly
102 Motivates
106 Some hibernators
108 The soda jerk ...
111 Instruct
112 Twosome
113 Comic's sidekick
114 Free-for-all
115 Trial figure
116 Houston pro,
informally
117 Just
118 Showplace?

DOWN
1 Pet door opener
2 Roman "of wrath"
3 "Lohengrin" lady
4 Greened up, perhaps
5 Winter vehicle
6 Like many candles
7 Xeric
8 Commercial tiger's
name
9 Oil-spill-monitoring
org.
10 Cornmeal dish
11 "Not for me"
12 Trial
13 Word with color or
rhyme
14 Origin of a stream:
Abbr.
15 The ecdysiast...
16 Birthplace of the
Franciscan order
17 The percussionist...
18 Operating
procedures: Abbr.


24 Poet who wrote "So
Thomas Edison /
Never drank his
medicine"
25 Leads, as a band
29 More than snacks
32 In a footnote, say
34 Prefix with -port
35 "St. John Passion"
composer
36 Actress Taylor
of "Mystic Pizza"
37 Quod
faciendum
38 Panel member
39 Twice tetra-
40 Monk's grooves
43 "America by Heart"
author, 2010
46 Drawn things
47 Polo, e.g.
48 Exclamation said
before sticking out
the tongue
51 Current amount
52 Prime seating area
53 Kind of tradition
54 William who played
Hopalong Cassidy
56 Mend after further
injury
57 Mop's commercial
partner
58 Place for a
touchdown
60 Bribe
61 Hardly be deadpan
62 Little angels
63 Pratt Institute degs.
64 Bunch of stuff
65 Dickens orphan
66 Two points


80 Hindu part of
Indonesia
81 Have __ for
82 Tutti-
84 The van driver ...
86 Capable of handling
87 Horrifying
89 The paper doll maker

90 Baroque


91 Some canape picks
93 Spot
94 Tremors
95 Cover completely
96 Short strokes
97 Big boo-boo
101 Not relaxed
102 Religious figure:
Var.


103 Simon of
Broadway
104 That senforita
105 Victory, to Wagner
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