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AsTheWorld Terns test
the water. Page 6

Deputies, dogs search
Anna Maria property.
Page 2

Cell tower construction
progresses in Braden-
ton Beach. Page 4


The government calen-
dar. Page 4


The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6


Out and about? Check
the calendar. Page 10

Tourism officials turn
attention to the Ranch.
Page 15

Anna Maria commis-
sion votes down eleva-
tor request. Page 16

Turtles season starts
on cue on Mother's
Day. Page 17





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to AME. More, page 25.


ON YOUR MARKS: POLITICAL HOPEFULS POSTURE


Trio of Anna Maria

officials says 'maybe'
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The three Anna Maria elected officials
whose terms expire in November have one
thing in common when it comes to running
for office again.
Mayor SueLynn and Commissioners
Chuck Webb and Nancy Yetter said they
were definitely a "maybe" when asked if
they plan to seek re-election.
SSueLynn said she would
make her decision "quickly
,1 and before the qualifying
period begins." Webb and
,l^ .. Yetter also said they still


V'L_ W1- are considering a run.
d Biz SueLynn Webb said he was "def-
I initely a maybe" to seek a
Page 26 fifth term on the commission.
If SueLynn runs, it would be her first


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election since being appointed mayor in
2012. She also was mayor from 2002-06.
PLEASE SEE AM ELECTION, PAGE 3


Bradenton Beach HB sees grab for


officials tentative
By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Two Bradenton Beach commission seats
are up for election Nov. 4.
Will there be a challenger for the seats
currently held by Ed Straight in Ward 2 and
Jan Vosburgh in Ward 4, and will they run
again?
Vosburgh said she has "tentatively"
decided to run for a third and final term. Bra-
denton Beach officials are limited to serving
three consecutive terms in office.
Straight has not decided whether he will
run again.
Anyone who can prove Bradenton Beach
residency for nine months and is a registered
voter in the city ward for which they qualify
can sign up to run for office June 16-June
20.
Both Vosburgh and Straight ran unop-
posed in 2012.
Vosburgh began her political career
PLEASE SEE BB ELECTION, PAGE 3


mayor's seat
By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
A political game of musical chairs in
Holmes Beach may result in a race for the
seat vacated by the mayor.
The race for popularity and votes could
pit the all-time highest city vote-getter against
a descendant of the city's namesake.
Holmes Beach Commissioner David
Zaccagnino formally announced May 7 at an
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
luncheon at Eat Here in Holmes Beach that
he will run for mayor in November.
"Several people have asked me, so I
decided to step up," Zaccagnino said. "I
think right now it's important to get the
administration working properly," adding
he believes the commission is presently on
a "good path."
Zaccagnino has been a Holmes Beach
commissioner for nine years, winning five
elections, mostly by wide margins. He is a
PLEASE SEE HB ELECTION, PAGE 3




2 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

New Holmes Beach backhoe could provide evidence of crime


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
A new backhoe in Holmes Beach may serve a dual
purpose.
It is intended to help improve drainage woes, but
could also be used to dig up some skeletons buried
underground, according to Holmes Beach Police Chief
Bill Tokajer.
These aren't human remains, but
the backbone of a drainage system
that officials believe was improperly
installed.
N B Tokajer says he needs the back-
Tokajer hoe to close a pending investigation
or provide evidence for additional
charges against a contractor who allegedly bilked the
city out of about $100,000 for a road project.
"We won't know if allegations that the pipes are
faulty are true until we dig them up," Tokajer said.


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies with
cadaver search dogs inspected a property May 8 at
the south end of Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria, but
lacked orders for a full-scale search or dig.
The residential property, adjacent to Galati
Marine, is owned by Jack R. Fiske, who operates a
private marina.
According to one MCSO deputy stationed in
Anna Maria, the search deputies marked several loca-
tions on the property that warrant further inspection.
The deputy did not know if any di ,._ ,_in,.' or additional
searches were ordered, but added the search team is
expected to return to the property.
Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the MCSO-Anna Maria
substation, was unavailable for comment.
No further details of the Fiske property search


Chris Richard Arnold, 62, 4400
block of 101st St. W., Cortez, was
arrested Sept. 19, 2013, on a charge
that he schemed to defraud more than
$50,000. He was paid by the city to
replace curbing, although Arnold alleg-
Arnold edly only completed half the work.
Since commissioners approved
the purchase of the $37,812.95 backhoe for their public
works department at their March 25 meeting, police
now can dig further into the matter.
Tokajer said Arnold could face additional charges,
but the court clock is ticking.
Arnold's jury trial has been set for Sept. 8, accord-
ing to the Manatee County Clerk of Court website.
Lisa Chittaro, the assistant state attorney prosecut-
ing Arnold's case, said she is taking witness deposi-
tions and plans to be ready for trial in the fall.
Chittaro said she was not aware of the potential


were available from authorities. Some residents
speculated search may be for the body of Sabine
Musil-Buehler. She went missing from her Anna
Maria apartment on Nov. 4, 2008.
Her former boyfriend, William Cumber, in jail
on unrelated charges, has been charged with her
murder, although her body has not been found.
Cumber was arrested in October 2012 at the Port
Charlotte Correctional Facility while serving time
for a probation violation on an earlier conviction.
He is being held without bail pending his trial.
In 2010, the MCSO searched the beach exten-
sively between Willow and Park avenues in Anna
Maria, and used a backhoe to dig for evidence of
Musil-Buehler's body, but without success.
A beachfront homeowner clearing invasive
plants found some personal possessions of Musil-
Bueher, prompting that MCSO search.


for additional charges against Arnold, but depositions
often "bring the case into focus and things tend to sur-
face."
As the owner of Services by Chris Arnold LLC,
Arnold entered into a contract with the city in 2012,
according to the probable cause affidavit.
Arnold's corporate status is "inactive" on the
website sunbiz.org. Phone calls to Arnold were not
returned.
The agreement was for the city to pay Arnold for
replacement curbing arriving at $24.50 per foot. The
total payout came out to more than $200,000.
Over the course of three months, Arnold submitted
five invoices for work, charging the city for each phase
of the project until the full amount was collected.
On April 18,2013, a former employee of Arnold's
who had worked on the Holmes Beach project told
police that his crew had done only half the work.
The employee claimed Arnold instructed his work-
ers to paint over the remaining curbs in order to mask
the orange spray paint that indicated that the curbs
needed to be replaced.
The public works department inspected and dis-
covered several areas where the curbs had been painted
but not replaced, the report said.
Officials claimed Arnold conned the city out of
nearly $92,830 and possibly more from other proj-
ects.
But Tokajer said the HBPD was unable to pursue
any additional accusations because it lacked equipment
for the task.
The city purchased the backhoe using $20,000
from funds set aside for Grassy Point Preserve to
supplement the remainder from the stormwater utility
fund.
Public works superintendent Tom O'Brien said the
backhoe would mostly be used to maintain the city's
swale drainage system.
But maybe it will help solve a drawn-out drainage
mystery, just this once.


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AM ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
In 2012, she was elected to a commission seat.
Because no one ran for mayor that year to replace
Mayor Mike Selby, who declined to seek a second
term, the commission followed city charter procedures
to determine a mayor.


In the absence of a mayor, the
charter puts the commission chair
in the mayor's seat. SueLynn, was
elected chair at the commission's
2012 organizational meeting, and thus
rose to mayor.
Incumbents and others consider-
ing a run for office don't have long to
decide.
The Anna Maria qualifying
period from noon June 9 to noon June
20 is just under six months from the


"iW November election.
Yetter Potential candidates must first
pick up a qualifying packet, either
from city clerk Diane Percycoe at city hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, or at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions office, 600 301 Blvd., No. 108, Bradenton.
A form naming a treasurer and a campaign bank
fund must first be filed with Percycoe or the SOE.
Candidates then have 10 days to complete a statement
of candidacy form.
After filing the required forms, Anna Maria candi-
dates must obtain the signatures of 10 registered voters
in the city, and pay a filing fee of $48 to run for a com-
mission seat or $96 to seek the mayor's office.
A candidate may have the filing fee waived if he
or she files an "undue burden oath" with Percycoe.
Other Anna Maria requirements are to be a U.S.
citizen and a city resident for at least two years prior
to qualifying.
Paying the candidate fee and filing the 10 signa-
tures to be on the Nov. 4 ballot is done before an elec-
tion qualifying officer, at the SOE office.
Anna Maria elections are nonpartisan. Commis-
sioners are paid $4,800 annually, while the mayor


Webb


earns $9,600 per annum.
Commissioners have agreed to study a proposal
from Commissioner Dale Woodland to increase the
mayor's salary.
For a salary increase to apply to the mayor elected
in November, commission approval is needed prior to
the election.

BB ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
when she was drafted by the commission to fill the
seat held by Bob Bartelt, who took over as mayor in
August 2010.
After a few months at the dais, she decided to
run for Ward 4 commissioner and won the majority
vote.
Straight won his seat in 2010 after three decades
.. in public service as Manatee County
*Emergency Medical Technician
chief, 911 emergency response
center chief and as a reserve deputy
sheriff.
i Candidate packets are available
Straight at the city clerk's office at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N., or at the Mana
tee County Supervisor of Elections
Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Braden-
ton.
It is $48 to register to run for
commission.
Vosburgh Those wishing to seek office
must collect 10 signatures of resi-
dents from Bradenton Beach, appoint a campaign
treasurer and register a bank campaign account with
the supervisor's office before any contributions can be
accepted.
The election is nonpartisan, and commissioners
earn $4,800 per year.

HB ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
financial planner at Ameriprise Financial in Sarasota.
Mayor Carmel Monti is not seeking re-election in
November.


"I think we really achieved a great deal, myself,
the new people and the commission," Monti said.
The mayor said two main reasons contribute to his
^ decision against a second term: His
business has suffered as a result of
S time spent on his duties as mayor, and
he has been met with overwhelming
... disrespect.
N "The issue is more a lack of
Monti respectfulness and fair play. That
K saddens me. It's the downfall of our
in political system," said Monti.
According to Sharon Steif, chief
deputy at the supervisor of elections
office, Zaccagnino must submit a
J ~letter to city clerk Stacey Johnston
Zaccagnino resigning his commission seat 10
days before the start of the election
qualifying period, which, for Holmes
Beach, will be June 6.
The qualifying period is June
16-20.
Steif said Zaccagnino will con
Titsworth tinue to serve as commissioner until
the November election.
.... Because he must resign his seat
l on the commission to run for mayor,
1 the remainder of Zaccagnino's term,
S'7V i through November 2015, will be filled
/ with the election of a third commis-
Grossman sioner on the Nov. 4 ballot, along with
the seats held by Commission Chair
Judy Titsworth and Commissioner Marvin Grossman.
Titsworth said she plans to run for office in Novem-
ber, but is undecided on a run for mayor. She is a
descendent of the city's namesake, John Holmes Sr.
Grossman declined to comment, adding he will
make an announcement in a few weeks.
Holmes Beach commissioners are paid $6,000 per
year, while the mayor earns $12,000. The election is
nonpartisan. All offices are for a two-year term and
there are no term limits in Holmes Beach.


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4 E MAY 14, 2014 U THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach cell tower construction, funding set to begin


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Dropped phone calls and poor reception could
become a thing of the past in Bradenton Beach.
At a May 1 meeting, Commissioner Ed Straight
said construction of the Bradenton Beach cell tower
near the city's public works facility, 400 Church Ave.,
would begin in early June.
As soon as Florida Tower Partners LLC of Bra-
denton breaks ground, the city will receive its first
payment of $320,000.
"That's wonderful," Commissioner Jan Vosburgh
said on hearing of the pending funds.
The proposed tower will be 150 feet high on a
60-by-70-foot foundation
The structure will begin at the southeast corner of
the public works building and stretch east toward the
marina and south into the city parking lot, although
only one parking space is expected to be eliminated.
FTP representative Kevin Barile said the construc-
tion would take six- 10 weeks.
"Normally we have these things up in five to seven
weeks, but this is a little different because it's in a flood
zone and we have to construct an elevated deck and
platform," he said.
Barile said FTP has received the required clearance


2nd judge recuses

from BB lawsuit
By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
A second judge has been recused from hearing the
lawsuit brought by resident Tjet Martin and former
planning and zoning board member Jo Ann Meilner
against the city of Bradenton Beach.
Judge Gilbert Smith Jr. of the 12th Judicial Circuit
Court disqualified himself from the case because of
his association with Ed Chiles, president/director of
ELRA Inc., the corporate entity for the BeacHhouse
Restaurant.
At the May 1 commission meeting, city attorney
Ricinda Perry suggested the case might have to be
relocated in order to find an impartial judge.
On Feb. 28, 12th Circuit Judge Janette Dunnigan
entered an order recusing herself because of a conflict
of interest.
The lawsuit has been stalled in the legal system,
without mediation, arbitration or a hearing date.
Mayor Bill Shearon, formerly a city commissioner
and P&Z member, his life partner Martin and Meilner
filed the 2012 lawsuit challenging the city's approval
of an agreement with ELRA that would allow construc-
tion of a parking lot on a vacant parcel south of the
BeacHhouse.
At the time of the P&Z review, the board found
the application inconsistent with the comprehensive
plan, and that the parking lot impeded on a permanent
erosion control line imposed by the state for the 1992
beach renourishment.
ELRA alleges that the parcel had been used for
parking since the restaurant opened in the 1970s and
is considered "grandfathered" exempt from regula-
tion.
Shearon dropped out of the lawsuit after winning
election to the mayor's seat in November.
During board comments at the May 1 meeting,
Vice Mayor Janie Robertson advised the mayor and
commissioners of unsolicited emails.
She said she recently sought advice after receiving
emails from ELRA Inc. attorney Robert Lincoln.
Robertson said she contacted Charles F. Johnson,
of Blalock Walters, the attorney who is defending the
mayor and the city in a lawsuit filed by ELRA.
Johnson told Robertson he was unaware Lincoln
was contacting the city commissioners directly.
Robertson said that Johnson informed her it was
inappropriate for an opposing attorney Lincoln -
to contact members of the city commission regarding
an ongoing lawsuit.
She also said she was advised by Johnson not
to respond directly to any such emails and instead
forward them to him.


from the Federal Communications Commission.
Straight said Verizon and AT&T are the two pri-
mary providers, but there will be room for eight other
cell companies on the tower.
Each provider must pay the city $2,500 a month
for the use of its tower.
Commissioners unanimously approved the land
lease to construct the cell tower Jan. 23.
The contract took 12 years to come to fruition.
"It's great to finally break ground on a project like
this because you spend so much of your time jumping
through all the hoops before it can happen," Barile
said. "I'm happy to see it's actually happening."
The proposal met opposition from residents


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near the site who argued that property values would
decrease and cited safety concerns from a tower col-
lapse, as well as radiation health concerns.
Barile said the tower would be designed with a
collapse point, a 30-foot clearance zone for a fall. He
said all of the equipment would be stored inside the
tower, so nothing will fly off the structure in winds in
excess of 115 mph.
Barile also said that the radiation is minimal and
would not cause negative effects for residents.
FFP also is planning a tower at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, according to Barile.
He said construction on that project is predicted
to get underway in November or December.


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

Bradenton Beach
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.
May 22, noon, city commission.
May 27, 1:30 p.m., budget committee.
May 29, 1:30 p.m., budget committee.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
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.


Arbor Day at
the roundabout
Representatives from
Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful, the city of Bra-
denton Beach and the
Bridge Street Mer-
chants Association
celebrate National
Arbor Day April 25
at the newly planted
Bridge Street round-
about. The round-
about was re-planted
with Florida-friendly
fauna using BSM
funding. Islander
Photo: Courtesy
Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful


May 21, 7 p.m., planning commission.
May 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 29, 7 p.m., city 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.

Of Interest
May 26 is Memorial Day. Most government
offices are closed.

Send notices to calendar@islander.org and
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THE ISLANDER U MAY 14, 2014 U 5

Holmes Beach rezone applicant files new plan, hearing May 21


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
A new application concerning a contentious rezon-
ing issue at 214 54th St., Holmes Beach, was filed with
the building department May 6.
The application, requesting a small plan amend-
ment and rezoning for the property, will be reviewed
during a public hearing May 21.
The applicants, Ben and Keren ten Haaf, filed a
continuance for the original application days before
the April 2 planning commission meeting.
A miscommunication in the building department
followed the request for a continuance, resulting in the
planning commission members arriving unprepared to
city chambers, which had filled with concerned citi-
zens who expected to hear the matter and give input.
Residents in the surrounding neighborhood were
sent registered letters by the applicant, as required,
alerting them of the public hearing, but building
department clerk Robyn Kinkopf had been told not to
distribute materials to the commission members due
to the continuance.
The new application asks to rezone the area from
the present medium-density residential R-2 zone to
a low-density commercial C-1 zone. Both the origi-
nal and new application ask to extend the commercial
zone's mixed-overlay boundary line to the property.
The low-density commercial zone request allows
for office space.
The original application was for a rezone to high-
density commercial C-3. Monica Simpson, an agent
for the applicants and Ross Built Construction Co. of
Holmes Beach, the project contractor and planner, said
at the April 2 meeting that the applicant asked for C-3
zoning because it conformed with the abutting com-
mercial zoning.
The property, which sits on the corner of Holmes
Boulevard and 54th Street, has C-3 zoning to the
south and east, and residential zoning to the west and
north.


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It faces Holmes Boulevard and the Island Shop-
ping Center, and it is across 54th Street from Island
Lumber. The single-family home on the property is
adjacent to two residential properties, both duplexes.
The owners of the property recently circulated a
letter noting changes to their plans to neighbors, many
of whom voiced strong disapproval to the zoning
change at the April 2 hearing.
"We believe our revitalization plan for this property
will create a more natural transition from commercial
to the residential neighborhood ... please, consider our
proposal as we are not aiming to create animosity in
the neighborhood, but doing what we believe is a posi-
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ten Haaf wrote.
Applications for rezoning and small plan amend-
ments require a public hearing. In this case, there will
be two public hearings at the same meeting, one for
the rezone and one for the comprehensive plan amend-
ment.
A staff review by the city planner is prepared based
on the application and the planning commission makes
a suggestion. The application and the planner's and
commission's recommendations go to the city com-
mission for a final decision.
The April 2 planning commission hearing was con-
tinued to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.


Mild Atlantic hurricane season predicted


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island residents getting ready for the 2014 Atlan-
tic Hurricane Season may have reason to hope few,
if any, tropical storms will strike the Florida penin-
sula.
Some weather forecasters have issued predic-
tions of a below-average number of tropical storms
for the 2014 storm season June 1-Nov. 30.
The Weather Channel released its early storm
outlook and predicted 11 named storms for the
season, including five hurricanes.
Of the five hurricanes, two are predicted to reach
major hurricane status. A major hurricane is a Cat-
egory 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane
Wind Scale.
The prediction of 11 is slightly below the long-
term average per hurricane season of 12 named
storms, including six hurricanes and three major
hurricanes, a Weather Channel press release said.
Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist for
Weather Services International, said it was important
to remember that this is only a forecast, and not all


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named storms strike the U.S. mainland.
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, for example,
had 19 named storms, but only one tropical storm
made landfall in the United States, Crawford said.
"But it's important to be prepared every hur-
ricane season," he added.
Colorado State University issued its 2014 hur-
ricane season forecast in late April. The department
of atmospheric science forecasts 2014 "will have
below-average activity."
It attributed the less-than-average number of
storms to development of "El Nino of at least mod-
erate strength" during summer and fall.
"In addition, the tropical Atlantic has anoma-
lously cooled over the past few months," the CSU
said.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration Climate Prediction center said if El Nino
does occur "this will allow the Atlantic Hurricanes/
Tropical Storms to steer away from land."
A NOAA press release said it made the same
prediction for 2012, but El Nino did not occur in the
Atlantic basin.


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frQpjion

Up to the task
So we have another season on the rise election
season.
Due to the preparation time needed for the county-
wide ballot, the island cities are faced with a seemingly
early qualification period for the municipal elections in
November.
Time was the three cities staggered elections to
avoid a clash possibly, or confusion. For many years,
Bradenton Beach voted in December; Anna Maria went
to the polls in February; and Holmes Beach held its
election in March. Maybe it was to allow a distinction
or autonomy.
Island city officials eventually discovered a cost
savings to ]i,.',i. bkii on the county-state-national
November ballots, and so it changed.
With the campaigns and elections comes much anx-
iety and angst. It seems much is at stake in the public
service arena on Anna Maria Island.
First must come the willingness to serve. For small
cities such as ours on the island, the pay is a mere sti-
pend from $400-$1,000 a month compared to the
larger salary of county commissioners $90,000-plus
per year. For state and national elected officials, salaries
can be much more.
We seldom hear complaints, but for an administra-
tive servant, such as mayor, the work can seem daunting
when compared to the pay although it is not com-
pensation for hours. Maybe there lies the rub.
In declining to seek another term as mayor in
Holmes Beach, Carmel Monti lashed back at the very
people he serves.
He cites disrespect as his reason for not running
for a second term, as well as the low pay. He blames
incivility. It is unprecedented, but he condemns the very
citizens he serves for the backlash he created.
He hasn't been without detractors. Most recently
he lashed out at the people "commenting" on the speed
bumps that he offered to evaluate by placing them in
front of his home. Yes, people were honking at him.
And he complained that it was excessive, but he also
stacked pavers along the road, only on his side of Key
Royale Drive, to deter motorists from swerving off the
bumps, potentially causing vehicle damages.
He enlisted the city public works and police depart-
ments to aid with his sunken boat even tried to pull
in the U.S. Coast Guard.
These specific actions and more go in the face
of the code of ethics he must observe as an elected offi-
cial. He abuses the resources of his office. But there's
more.
There's also a limit to what our elected officials
can accept in the way of gifts. And evidence that Monti



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quent restaurants in the city. But there's also the matter
of a "free" trip to Indiana to accept a donation to the
city something past mayors have declined. The limit
on gifts is $100.
Still, essentially, he's saying, this public service gig
isn't worth it to him.
In terms of cost and ridicule, it may not prove to
be worthwhile to us.
We're glad to see the election process will move


forward and, finally, Monti can move on.
In case you forgot, he told us before he was elected
to this term that if he lost, he had already made plans to
move to Sarasota, where his business is focused.
Qualifying begins in all three cities in June.
So if you're bent for community service and your
rewards are not counted in dollars, and if you love your
city and Anna Maria Island, please, step up.
It could be c i \ LIii ng you hoped for in the future
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Shocking decision
First, let me say, I do not know Mark McLean
and Kathy Hayes, and I have never spoken to them.
I only saw them at the May 7 meeting of the Anna
Maria City Commission when they made a plea for
a variance for their home at 114 Tern St.
What Commissioners Carol Carter, Nancy Yetter
and Commission Chair Chuck Webb decided at the
meeting is terribly shocking.
How could they deny the variance for this couple?
They sought an elevator due to serious health reasons
and not for pleasure, saying soon Hayes will need a
wheelchair. They asked for a minor increase of the
living area ratio, just a few more square feet. And the
three commissioners just said "no!"
What better and more justified reason must one
have for such a variance request? It's a shame.
I'm embarrassed and disgusted by the commis-
sion's decision. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.
They must know: What goes around comes around,
in one way or the other.
And not to forget: Thank you to Commissioners
Dale Woodland and Doug Copeland, who actedjustly
and reasonably in support of the variance. But they
were once again in the minority.
I sincerely hope McClean and Hayes find a way
to achieve what they need to live a comfortable life
in their home.
Markus Siegler, Anna Maria


Parking tax, anyone?
It seems some people have a plan to solve the
island's parking problems.
Funny, I did not see a plan. Where is there any
identification of what specific problem exists? What
is the desirable outcome? And what rational, factual
explanation is there for how the ideas being floated
actually get us to that desired outcome?
That would be a plan.
The only apparent thing being planned is to create
some revenue stream, which has yet to be identified
as an essential need, let alone cost effective from a
resident perspective.
Maybe we should simply think of paying for
parking as a tax for living here.
Bob Johnson, Holmes Beach

AMI on short list
We blew into town from Philadelphia with the
May 3 storms. Our first time on Anna Maria Island.
A little early, so our rental agent sent us to Duffy's
to cool our heels until the house was ready. Burgers
and beer in a perfect place to get a taste of what the
locals are like. Nice!
With more time to kill, we drifted down to Long-
boat Key and met a manatee along the waterfront.
Another first for tourists from Philly.
Dumping our stuff at the house, we went for a
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cruise around the 'hood. Stopping at the general
store on Pine Avenue recommended by the folks
who recommended the island. We met more nice
folks, and got a darn good cup of coffee and tasty
baked goods.
The weather improved and we were ready
for
a great week. What's not to like?
I picked up a copy of The Islander to get the
inside scoop on life among the palms. And there it
was: Trouble in paradise. A thousand miles is not
enough to get away from the misery and stress of
urban existence. We found speed cushions and leaf
blowers were upsetting to some islanders! D, ',.,-,- iK.
tourists were making a nuisance of themselves,
too! Sun and sand and tropical breezes, it seems,
are just not enough to un-grouch the grouchy.
Well, thank you, to the islanders who made
us feel welcome. We had a ball. Quite a fine place
you have here and we appreciate the care you take
to keep it that way, and that's where the naysayers
have value, a little pot-stirring keeps things from
getting all Atlantic City and such.
We travel around the country looking for the
good places to vacation and, with so many possibil-
ities in the world, we hardly ever return to the ones
we like. AMI will be on our short list of places we
want to see again. Leaf blowers and speed cushions
and other teapot tempests notwithstanding.
John Snyder, Pennsylvania

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On the heels of the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce seventh annual wedding festival May
4, it's amazing to think how many families, near
and far, Anna Maria Island has touched by promot-
ing the Manatee County area and it's islands as a
wedding destination.
We hope our members and residents appreciate
the promotion of responsible wedding venues, as
well as our guidelines for planning an Anna Maria
Island or Manatee County wedding.
We recognize the attraction to Anna Maria
Island is our cottage-style communities and laid-
back lifestyle and hope all agree our leadership will
continue to assist in ensuring that future brides and
grooms can have a beach wedding in paradise while
still maintaining the quiet enjoyment of our neigh-
borhoods.
Many people made this year's event a success
and we thank all the businesses that continue to
support the festival especially this year's host
sites: Bridge Street Bistro, BeacHhouse Restaurant,
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, the
Tortuga Inn of Anna Maria Island Resorts and Gulf
Drive Cafe and Tiki.
We are also thankful to sponsors, including the
Bradenton Herald, Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau, Nuovo Bride Magazine, CG&B
Publishing and Anna Maria Island Resorts. Also,
thanks go to Island Photography by Dara Caudill
and to all the chamber volunteers who help make
our events wildly successful.
To review sponsors and businesses supporting
responsible weddings, please, visit AMIWedding-
Festival.com.
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chairman, Anna Maria Island C li.,/.. of Com-
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Headlines from May 12, 2004
Charges of negligence against Kirk Hanne of
Cortez were dropped after a judge ruled there were
not enough witnesses to the crash of two teenage girls
who were in Hanne's U-Fly parasail over the Gulf
of Mexico. The tow rope to the boat pulling the girls
came loose, a witness said, and the pair drifted over
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach before the parasail
struck an electric pole. The two fell about 20 feet to
the pavement, but received only minor injuries.
Cortez resident Karen Bell and four other inves-
tors purchased a 3-acre waterfront parcel in Cortez
from owner Pierro Rivolta for $1.865 million. Bell,
whose family came to Cortez in the late 1800s,
bought the property following community objections
to Rivolta's plan for a waterfront housing project.
Bell said she would maintain a 20-slip marina. The
property were used to film "Out of Time."
The Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection issued a dredging permit to Perico Harbor
Marina to dredge 3.14 acres of bay bottom in front
of the marina at the northeast side of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge. Plans included installation of floating
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8 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

ELRA attorney: 'Leaked' photos were provided anonymously


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Lacking "Deep Throat" revelations, the matter of
mishandled records in Bradenton Beach will likely
conclude with little thunder.
Christine Watson, the Bradenton Beach public
works employee who eventually admitted she took
photos of personnel records at city hall, said she didn't
leak them to ELRA Inc. attorney Robert Lincoln.
And Lincoln is close-lipped when it comes to
"who done it."
An investigation conducted by the Bradenton
Beach Police Department concluded that Watson took
photographs of personnel documents located in the city
administration office.
Accusations were made early on that Watson
entered city hall after hours and selectively sought and
photographed personnel records. However, she later
claimed she was performing duties within the scope
of her job painting the office when she saw the
files in plain view.
Lincoln sent an email to commissioners April 30
saying he had received the photos anonymously.
The event was triggered when Lincoln sent an
email to city attorney Ricinda Perry questioning Mayor


Personnelfiles like the one above are typically kept
in a locked file cabinet within the Bradenton Beach
city clerk's office. However some photos offile pages
were leaked to an attorney involved in a lawsuit with
the city. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

Bill Shearon's authority to give two employees pay
raises.
The city clerk's office noted that Lincoln had
attached photos of personnel records that had not been
obtained through normal channels a public record


LBK recommends island cities plan future together


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In the movie "Back to the Future," Doc Brown
tells Marty McFly, "We're sending you back to the
future."
Members of the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials shouldn't wait for the future, said
Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown at the April 16
BIEO meeting.
"The time to start planning for the future is now,"
Brown urged elected officials from Anna Maria, Bra-
denton Beach and Holmes Beach.
Longboat Key recently completed a study done
by the nonprofit Urban Land Institute that town
officials will use to plan for residents 20 years from
now.
Brown said he thinks the three island cities
should form a coalition and plan for the future. The
cities share similar problems and issues, he said.
"I think it would be beneficial for you to address
the institute for a consolidated study," Brown said.
The cost of the study is about $125,000, he said,
but could be shared by the three cities.
Brown suggested the three cities go to Mana-
tee County for some funding, since "a lot of your
problems seem to be imposed on you by Manatee
County."
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn agreed with the con-
cept of the three cities joining forces for one study.
She has read the ULI report for Longboat Key and
said, "What's exciting is action is taken immediately"
on the recommendations.
Unlike Anna Maria's 2002 visioning statement
done by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council,


the ULI provides methods to implement planning,
she said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said his
city has "done so many studies that are left sitting
on the shelf. We need a follow-up to ensure there is
a follow-up."
Longboat Key Vice Mayor Jack Duncan said the
ULI study has an implementation component that is
"easy, simple to do and everyone in Longboat Key
is engaged."
Shearon and Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean
Peelen agreed to discuss a joint study with their
respective commissions. Brown said he would talk
with the commissions about the ULI long-range plan.
He's already discussed the study with SueLynn and
the Anna Maria City Commission.
In other business, Holmes Beach Commissioner
Marvin Grossman said anyone interested in the infor-
mation he has on bicycle trails should contact him
via Holmes Beach City Hall.
Longboat Key already has widened its bicycle
paths. Grossman would like to see wider paths on
Anna Maria Island.
Members also discussed new "turtle-friendly"
tci h1< ,_.'v\ in street lamps.
Brown urged member cities to write Florida
Power and Light asking the company to use the
turtle-friendly lights when installing street lamps.
He said FP&L does not appear interested in the new
lighting because of large, upfront costs.
"We need more cities to write FP&L," he said.
The next BIEO meeting will be at 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, May 21, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive


request.
"I do not know whether the photos were sent by
Watson or someone else," Lincoln wrote. "I have not
solicited any documents from city employees other
than public records. No one from the city ever asked
me about the documents or where they came from over
the course of the investigation."
The records show raises of $1 per hour for two
administrative employees, Tammy Johnson and Audra
Lanzaro, according to the police report.
"Whoever sent me those documents did so seek-
ing an investigation, and is, as far as I'm concerned, a
whistleblower," Lincoln wrote.
ELRA, the corporate entity for BeacHhouse Res-
taurant owner Ed Chiles, has filed a lawsuit against the
mayor claiming the city charter defines his mayoral
position as part of a weak-mayor system of govern-
ment and alleging that Shearon has tried to remold the
position to give him more authority.
The personnel record investigation determined that
no criminal acts occurred within the city government
because the files, although maintained in a locked file
cabinet, were found in plain view on a desk when the
photographs were taken.
Watson received a verbal warning from her super-
visor, city public works direct Tom Woodard, for her
actions.
However, she refused to sign the reprimand.
"Basically signing the document would be veri-
fication that she received a copy and understood the
an nii,'i." said Woodard. "But past employees have
interpreted it to be an admission to guilt."
Woodard said Watson asked him if she was
required to sign the document and he said "no."
"So she didn't sign it," he said.
Watson allegedly told Woodard she did not leak
the photos to Lincoln.
Holmes Beach mayor's
derelict boat removed
A troublesome boat in a narrow residential canal
in Holmes Beach has been removed.
A derelict vessel owned by Holmes Beach Mayor
Carmel Monti was moved May 8 following the issu-
ance of a written notice of violation from Holmes
Beach code enforcement.
The boat in question sank twice in April.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said the
vessel was found to violate city ordinance May 7, and
a written notice was given to Monti ordering the vessel
removed within 72 hours.
Sea Tow raised and removed the vessel.
According to Tokajer, absorbent pads were used
to contain contaminants leaking from the vessel into
the waterway.
Monti also keeps a sailboat at his dock. The large
boat, according to neighbors, has not been moved from
the dock since it was observed being towed there in
2010.
Tokajer said the sailboat does not meet the descrip-
tion of a derelict vessel and is not in violation of city
ordinances.


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THE ISLANDER U MAY 14, 2014 E 9

County, island gains from 2014 legislative session


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A little slice of pie is better than no pie at all.
State Sen. Bill Galvano, District 26, R-Bradenton,
said Anna Maria Island residents didn't get c ) hili[_ng
they wanted out of the 2014 legislative session.
Then again, the island did get something, Gal-
vano said at the May 8 Pancakes and Politics legisla-
tive recap at IMG Academy Golf Club in Bradenton.
The event was sponsored by the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce.
Galvano, along with state Reps. Greg Steube, Dis-
trict 73, and Jim Boyd, District 71, both of Bradenton,
spoke at the breakfast about the recently ended ses-
sion.
Lawmakers had to "make some tough decisions,"
Galvano said, but the $77 billion state budget "was
balanced," and "we only spent what we had."
Galvano said the Legislature approved a bill giving
local governments some control over the vacation
rental industry However, he said he didn't vote for the
final bill because the House scratched his amendment
that allowed local governments to limit the frequency
and duration of vacation rentals.
\\ iloiIL the amendment, the bill was not some-
thing I could support," Galvano said.
The final bill that passed both houses of the legisla-
ture allows local governments to set some regulations,


State Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks to
a May 8 gathering for the Manatee C i..,n/,. i of
Commerce recap of the Florida Legislature's 2014
session. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

such as zoning and location of vacation rentals, but the
bill's effect is "not the same" without the amendment,
Galvano said.
He said he had heard complaints from constitu-
ents about "mini-hotels and weekend parties" affecting
their home enjoyment and his amendment addressed
those concerns.
Boyd said that the final bill- SB 356 does
allow local governments to look at the "health, safety


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local governments have something with which to
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Galvano also was pleased the Legislature addressed
environmental issues, including adequate funding for
the Southwest Florida Water Management District,
which serves his district.
"Water will always be a Florida issue," he said.
Steube said he's concerned the Legislature did not
address a bill he sponsored allowing schools options
for school resource officers. He said he anticipated it
would be reintroduced next session.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, who
attended the breakfast, said afterward that "at least we
got something from the Legislature" with the passage
of SB 356.
"We can now address health and safety issues
related to vacation rentals," she added.
State Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, and
state Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, did not attend
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Realize Bradenton will rock Bradenton's River-
walk during Memorial Day weekend with the third
Pickin' Picnic.
The event will include a "Battle of the Food
Trucks," an art auction, craft brewing demonstrations
and live music.
The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May
25. Live music will start at 3 p.m.
The event is free and takes place at the Pavilion
on Bradenton's Riverwalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn
chairs and picnics, although food and beverages will
be available to purchase.
The event is sponsored, in part, by the Downtown
Development Authority, Suncoast Food Trucks, Gold
Coast Eagle, Manatee Apparel Graphics and the Bra-
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Connections, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1906.
8:13 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, May 15
8 p.m. Opening night, "And The Winner Is," Island Players
theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The play continues through
May 25. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.
8:13 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, May 16
1 p.m. iPad book basics, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
8:14 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, May 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snooks Adams Kids Day with Anna Maria
Island Privateers, Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
Information: janhz@tampabay.rr.com.
2 p.m. Children's movie and craft, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
4:30 p.m. Start of the Relay for life of Anna Maria Island,
which continues through Sunday morning, Coquina Beach, Braden-
ton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
8:14 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, May 18
2-5 p.m. -After-the-beach party for day-trippers and allies to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Duffy's Tavern,
5805 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2501.
8:15 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, May 19
8:16 p.m. Official sunset time.

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Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton, said
in a news release. "It's a wonderful example of how
area artists, nonprofits, business owners and audiences
partner to build community."
Musical performances include:
The Drum, a six-piece band that walks the line
between punk and Southern rock.
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ers who put a spin on bluegrass with rockabilly and
punk undertones.
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8:16 p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, May 21
8:17 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off Island
Wednesday, May 14
11:30 a.m. OffStage Ladies of the Island Players lunch and
meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

Saturday, May 17
9 a.m. Sister Keys Cleanup, starting from Mar Vista Dock-
side Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information:
941-918-2700.

Sunday, May 18
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rare fruit tree sale and benefit for Palma Sola
Botanical Gardens, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-776-0222.

Monday, May 19
11:45 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and
meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-761-4017.

Coming up
May 26 is Memorial Day.

Save the date
June 1 is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
June 7-8, Islandwide Blood Drive, Anna Maria Island.
June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, Braden-
ton.
June 15 is Father's Day.
July 4, Fourth of July parade, Anna Maria Island.

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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Pirates host kids day by the bay
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host the annual Snooks Adams
Kids Day at Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. The event,
a celebration for the start of summer and end of the school year,
will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and feature games, a treasure hunt,
high-seas adventure tales, lunch and more. The event was founded
by former Holmes Beach Police Chief W.H. Snooks Adams. For more
information, call Jan Hyatt at 941-545-6193. Islander File Photo


Island Democrats to meet
at Mannatees
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
meet for lunch and a program at the Mannatees
Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The lunch, set to begin at 11:45 a.m. Monday,
May 19, is $15 for members, $17 for guests.
Democrats will hear from Dennis Maley,
editor-in-chief of the Bradenton Times, an online
news source. He will talk about the 2014 legisla-
tive session.
For more information, call Bill McGrath at
941-761-4017.


Group seeks to build
community
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Islanders who think locals might lack
a sense of community should have been at the Studio
on Gulf and Pine May 1.
More than 40 people from the three island cities
attended the organizational meeting of Community
Connections at the gallery, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Organizer Sissy Quinn said the group will function
as part of the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust that
she heads.
"We're going to be a social group that focuses on
the preservation of historic homes and ground-floor
dwellings," Quinn said.
To do this, there is a "need to bring our three com-
munities together to enrich our lives," she added.
"Our purpose is to be an island social group that
supports friendship, needs and neighbor-to-neighbor
reachout."
Community Connections will hold social func-
tions, as well discuss preserving historic homes.
Attendees May 1 included former Anna Maria
Mayor Fran Barford and current Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn.
Barford said she was "pleased that this type of
organization was formed. I think we'll do a lot of


Relay for Life set for
Coquina Beach May 17
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.
Organizers said at least 17 teams and more than
140 people will participate in the overnight event to
raise money for cancer research, as well as early detec-
tion and prevention programs and patient services.
The goal is to raise $45,000.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941-
518-4431.


Community Connections founder Sissy Quinn, left,
discusses the goals of the new group May 1. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
good."
Officially called the "AMIPT Community Connec-
tion," Quinn said the next meeting will be at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine.
Quinn said anyone who calls the island home for
six months or more a year is eligible to join.
For more information, call Quinn at 941-778-
5120.


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Ongoing events, activities
Through...
Through May 18, Bradenton Arts Movieville Film Festival,
various venues, Bradenton and Palmetto. Fee applies. Information:
movievillefilmfestival.com.
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.
Through July 7, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 FirstAve. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
888-674-0107.

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.
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.


'Hey now!' Duffy's hosting
post-beach party for
friends, day-trippers
After packing up the sunbrella, head to Duffy's
Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
Sunday, May 18.
The island landmark is hosting an after-the-
beach party for day-trippers and their allies 2-5
p.m.
The event will include proclamations and a
donation from day-trippers Charmaine Miller and
Debbie Pinkley to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center from the sale of their "AMI Day
Tripper" promotional stickers.
Party plans include games, prizes, raffles, as
well as food and beverage sales.
It is sponsored by Duffy's and The Islander.
For details, call Duffy's at 941-778-2501.

Friday, 6:30 p.m., Family Fun Night, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
3132.

Saturday
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Saturday, 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.


Ballgame benefits center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center wants
islanders to step up to the plate and join in Anna Maria
Island Night at McKechnie Field.
Sales of certain ticket packages to the ballgame
Thursday, May 22, will benefit the center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The Bradenton Marauders will take the field
against the Daytona Cubs at 6:30 p.m.
Gates at McKechnie, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bra-
denton, will open at 5:30 p.m. LaPensee Plumbing is
sponsoring Anna Maria Island Night and the first 500
people through the gates will receive a free T-shirt.
The event was rescheduled from May 2.
Several Island Night packages are available:
Fun in the Sun, $7, includes a ticket to the game
and a souvenir cup with a voucher for a refill.
Barbecue package, $19, includes a ticket to the
game, a buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled
chicken, chips, sweet tea, water, lemonade and cook-
ies.
Vendor package, $150, includes a table and two
chairs inside the stadium for distribution of materials,
one public address mention on game day and 25 game
tickets.
The deadline to purchase a package is May 16.
For more, call Anne Putnam at 941-747-3031, ext.
4350.


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
events for your group, please let The Islander know of any changes
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OK, so I'm a day-tripper
By Will Corr
Islander columnist
After living on Anna Maria Island for more than
12 years, I recently bought a house in northwest Bra-
denton. A cute little piece of history that was built
in the late 1920s, it is peaceful and
inviting. With a large art studio on the
property, I have room to work at my
vocation and enjoy the birds singing
in the banyan trees.
I IThe other day I was listening to
Corr the Beatles' "Blackbird" and getting


ready for my next art show. Suddenly it dawned on
me: I have been reduced to a mere "day-tripper."
Isn't it ironic given the island's current events
- that when the Beatles wrote the song "Day Trip-
per," the band also released "We Can Work It Out"


Church Women United names 'Valiant Woman'


Judy Achre received the "Valiant Woman of the
Year" award during a gathering May 2 at Westminster
Manor in Bradenton.
Church Women United of Manatee County pres-
ents the award, which "acknowledges outstanding
work for the good of the community."
Achre, a member of Longboat Island Chapel on
Longboat Key, has been a delegate to CWU for sev-
eral years and conducted the human rights celebrations
when the chapel hosted CWU earlier this year.
She has served as past president and vice president
of the Longboat Island Chapel board of trustees, as
well as on the chapel scholarship committee, and she is
actively involved in the church outreach committee.
Achre also has worked at the Lord's Warehouse
chapel thrift store, chaired the chapel book club and
served as a member of the chapel friends committee,
in addition to many other activities.
Earlier in May, Achre was installed as the presi-
dent of the League of Women Voters in Sarasota. She
also volunteers at Mote Marine Laboratory, is a tutor
at Alta Vista School, works in the Cyesis program for


Offstage women plan
off-island gathering
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players
will meet Wednesday, May 14, for lunch and a
performance by the Island Players Readers.
The program will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Man-
natees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at
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as a double A-side?
I've started saving my quarters, not for the juke-
box at the Sports Lounge, but for the ever-looming
toll booth as I approach the island in my new status
as a townie.
Or maybe the coins will be for the new parking
meters that will line the public beaches.
Either way, I will be armed and ready to slide
my filthy little day-tripper coins in the slots of prog-
ress.
Or, come to think of it, maybe it will be easier
for me to just park at the newly constructed lot on
the mainland and jump the next gondola over the bay.
Ahh, that would be nice. I can see it now: Bright,
shiny, colorful cable cars glistening in the sunlight as
I take in the smell of the freshly-poured asphalt. On a
beautiful 100-degree day, I would feel like I'm wait-
ing in line for my turn on Space Mountain. Behind
me, the family from Plant City, eager to climb aboard,
would fumble through their pockets for spare change
to buy cold water and AMI souvenirs from the vend-
ing machines.
When I climb aboard, the oily brackets sliding
and squeaking along the cable would be music to my
ears. Approaching the island, I would wave to the
boats as I flew over the bay.
With my Disney daypack strapped on tight, I
would hear a voice over the intercom informing me
of the next departure times and the latest weather
conditions. And then, on island ground, I'd grip my
AMI map and, my iPod ready, I'd take off running
- all the way to the beach, singing aloud, "She was
a day tripper, a one way ticket yeah..."
OK.
I'm back.
Sorry for the daydream.
Fortunately, our little gem of an island is still
as beautiful as can be, has remained fairly natural
compared to most tourist destinations and continues
to radiate with a sense of community.
And most of all, it is still free even for mere
day-trippers like me.
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In the spotlight
By Nicole Quigley, guest theater writer

Thaggard plays up
director role at ,
island theater
Anyone who has read Mitch Albom's best-selling
novels, like "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five
People You Meet in Heaven," has probably walked
away thinking: That Albom sure does seem like he
could be a friend of mine. You know, he's a regular
Joe you'd meet up with at Duffy's for an all-the-way
burger, and he'd know better than to try to use a credit
card.
Perhaps it's no wonder then that the Island Players'
director who helped select an Albom comedy for the
final production of the season seems to give you the
very same feeling.
James Thaggard is the director of "And the Winner
Is," which opens this week at the playhouse and runs
through May 25.
The play tells the comic story of Tyler Johnes, a
self-obsessed movie star who, finally nominated for a
coveted Oscar, dies the night before the awards. Out-
raged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins
(even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly
gatekeeper (an Irish bartender, naturally) to return to
Earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his
agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend and his
ex-wife into the journey. It's described as "a wildly
twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife and how we
are judged."
In a back-stage interview, Thaggard told The
Islander, "It's a different take on spirituality. It's very,





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very funny. It's one of the funniest looks at redemp-
tion."
If a recent rehearsal was any indicator, the affable
cast seems heavenly. During Thaggard's interview, two
cast members searched him out backstage to give him
a hug because, well, just because they could. The brief
moments were emblematic of Thaggard's directing
style and the value he places on relationships with his
actors, many of which he's cultivated for years.
The lead role is played by Talley Reeve, a former
State College student whom Thaggard knows from
Reeve's school days.
Pamela Hopkins, who plays Sheri, has worked with
Thaggard for more than 20 years.
"We are going to say we were child stars together,"
Thaggard joked.
Thaggard is a Bradenton native with deep roots in
the local theater scene. However, he was not supposed
to be born in Bradenton or Florida for that matter.
Perhaps in a bit of foreshadowing that also was no
doubt a surprise for his mother, on a family visit here at
the time, Thaggard arrived two months ahead of sched-
ule and was born at Manatee Memorial Hospital. With
a father in the U.S. Navy, his family traveled during
most of his childhood, and they often were stationed
in exotic locations like Okinawa and Turkey.
One of Thaggard's most memorable childhood
hometowns was Guantanamo Bay, where he learned a
love of speech and drama through some elective classes.
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"If we lived anywhere for two years, we felt like
old-timers. ... You were a (newbie), and then someone
else would come," Thaggard explained.
It wasn't until after graduating from Auburn Uni-
versity with a major in theater that Thaggard finally
returned to Bradenton for good. He started work as
adjunct faculty member at State College of Florida -
then Manatee Community College and served on the
public relations staff. He is now the box office manager
for the college's Neel Performing Arts Center.
Thaggard continues to travel regularly, although
now it is not for the Navy. He goes to New York with
State College theater students every spring and has
gone to Edinburgh, Scotland, to work in a theater fes-
tival there as a stage manager.
He has spent years in local community theaters,
including the Players of Sarasota, Venice and Manatee.
He directed his first player's production in 1989. In
2008, they invited him to return as a director, which
kicked off many more productions over the past sea-
sons.
"The island enjoyed my directing so much they
invited me back 20 years later," Thaggard joked.
Theatergoers may remember his work last year
directing "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" and
"The Mouse Trap" during ArtsHop.
"All my shows involve dead bodies either real,
imagined or presumed," he added.
In this production, theatergoers also can look for-
ward to catching Jim Faltot as Seamus, Herb Stump as
Teddy, Michael Eddy as Kyle, Jennifer Eddy as Seren-
ity, and newcomers Mitcheal Pearl as Tony and Kristina
Klein as Emmy
Yes, indeed, Jennifer and Michael Eddy are mar-
ried. This is their first show together.
Thaggard said what makes the players unique for
him is "the people. The best volunteer staff. Best board.
Massive support from everybody. One of the nicest
places to work."
Sounds like there's winners to be named all-
around.
Performances will be May 15-May 25 at the play-
house, at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Showtimes
Tuesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m., and Sunday at
2 p.m. Tickets are $20.
The box office is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and one hour before each perfor-
mance.
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BACVB tourism marketing turns from island to Lakewood Ranch


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Islanders tend to agree on at least one thing: the
beaches naturally attract visitors to Manatee County
- little marketing effort is required.
But for Elliott Falcione, executive director of the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, it's
a matter of the island and Lakewood Ranch forming
"two separate markets" for tourism.
Speaking at a May 7 news conference before a
luncheon celebrating National Tourism Day, Falcione
said the focus of upcoming BACVB advertising and
marketing efforts will be in the Lakewood Ranch area,
not Anna Maria Island.
He said studies show Lakewood Ranch is where
the county will grow, and the BACVB plans to promote
a multi-use sporting facility there to attract national
and international events.
Lakewood Ranch is where new hotels and vacation
rental properties will be built and the BACVB should
take advantage of that, he said.
"In 20 years, that will be the center of town," Fal-
cione said.
In addition to sporting events, the BACVB also
is promoting agri-tourism, ecotourism, art and music
festivals, a film festival and plans a boat-racing regatta
on the Manatee River.
Falcione said it is "likely that people coming for
events in Lakewood Ranch also will visit the island,"
and many international visitors may purchase property
in the county.
He presented 2013 tourism data compiled by
Research Data Services that showed occupancy of
Manatee County hotels and motels jumped 6 percent
from 2012. That's the third consecutive year tourism
to the area increased. RDS is a Tampa company con-
tracted by the BACVB to provide it tourism statistics
and information.
More than 2.8 million people visited the area in


Elliott Falcione, executive director of the Braden-
ton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, discusses
plans for marketing the Lakewood Ranch area at a
May 7 luncheon celebrating National Tourism Week.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

2013, up 1.5 percent from 2012 visitation numbers.
The economic impact of tourism to Manatee
County was $909 million in 2013, up 7.6 percent from
2012 figures. Falcione expects that number, along with
total visitors and occupancy rates, also to be up for
2014.
BACVB executive manager Debbie Meihls attrib-
uted the area's tourism growth to increased efforts to
draw international visitors, continued growth in the
sports marketing area, enhanced partner relationships,
increased focus on arts, culture and film, and height-
ened concentration on unique area events.
After the news conference, Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brock-
man said that it's "all well and good" that the BACVB
is promoting events in the Lakewood Ranch area.
"Just don't forget Anna Maria Island is the engine
that drives the local economy," she said.


Brockman said Anna Maria Island accounts for 49
percent of the resort tax collected in the county. When
the Longboat Key portion of Manatee County is added
to resort tax collections, the barrier islands bring in
on average 62 percent of the total tax collected annu-
ally.
For fiscal year 2012-13, the resort tax the 5 per-
cent collected on accommodation rentals of six months
or less topped $9 million, she observed.
"Remember we're out here and cooperating with
the BACVB," she said.


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16 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Anna Maria rejects homeowner's request to allow elevator


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't
over 'til it's over."
After Anna Maria city commissioners in a 3-2
vote rejected a variance request by Mark McClean and
Kathy Hayes to add an elevator and expand a bath-
room at their Tern Street residence, McClean said he
was "considering all options." He said they would "do
something" in the near future, he added.
Options apparently include filing a claim against
the city in circuit court based on Florida's Bert J. Harris
Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act of 1995.
-During the hearing, Hayes told
commissioners the elevator was
needed to due to her arthritis, which
makes climbing stairs difficult.
McClean said the elevator could
I B~h have been added without a variance
Dye prior to the June 2013 adoption an
ordinance with living area ratios.
"What we could do the day before
the ordinance passed, we could not do
the day after without this variance,"
he said.
McClean and Hayes said the ele-
Copeland vator and enlarged bathroom would
Sadd 290 square feet to their second
floor, and would result in an LAR of
0.33, still below the maximum 0.40
allowed for a residence of two floors
of living space over parking.
9 Commissioner Chuck Webb
Webb wrote a checklist of requirements for
McClean and Hayes to respond to
during the hearing, but McClean objected.


'We never dreamed it would
be this complicated.'
Mark McClean, applicant


"We only got this two hours before the hearing,"
he said.
Webb asked McClean if he wanted a continuance,
but McClean agreed to go forward.
McClean next asked Commissioner Nancy Yetter
to recuse herself from voting because she had dis-
cussed the couple's plans with them several months
earlier, when she told them the plans would not be
approved.
Yetter said she told McClean and Hayes only that
"the commission will decide at the hearing" and she
could not pass judgment until then.
After listening to Yetter's reply, city attorney Jim
Dye said he didn't hear anything that would allow
Yetter to be recused.
McClean's hope that it would be a simple vari-
ance request was off target as Webb went through his
checklist.
"This involves the city taking something we had,"
which the Bert Harris Act prohibits the local govern-
ment from doing, McClean said.
But Webb said it was up to McClean and Hayes
to prove they suffer an "inordinate burden" living in
their residence without an elevator.
Hayes, a former principal at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, said she was "not an attorney, but I believe
the Bert Harris Act says we have a burden, and I can't
see how 290 square feet will harm the public good.
None of our neighbors are opposed to our plans."


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A lengthy verbal exchange followed between
Webb and Dye regarding legal definitions, case law
and prior Bert Harris decisions.
It all became a bit much for Commissioner Doug
Copeland.
"This is just too much legalese," he said. "Let's
approve this and move on. It's taking too much
time."
McClean agreed. "We aren't asking much and we
thought we were entitled to get it without going down-
town" to court.
But Yetter and Commissioner Carol Carter sided
with Webb and the vote to deny the variance passed
3-2, with Copeland and Woodland voting against the
measure.
Before the vote, Dye told Mayor SueLynn he esti-
mated it might cost the city as much as $100,000 if the
variance was denied and the applicants filed a successful
Bert Harris action, and a judge can order a municipal
government to pay all costs of the applicant.
After the vote, Webb suggested McClean and
Hayes file for relief under the city's fair housing act,
which addresses medical issues.
McClean responded he thought filing for a vari-
ance was the way to obtain relief.
Outside chambers, McClean said he and Hayes
would "consider all our options" before deciding what
to do.
"I will discuss this denial and our next move with
an attorney," he said.
"We never dreamed it would be this complicated."
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Shorebirds hatch, island sea turtle nests on Mother's Day


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The first sea turtle to lay it eggs on Anna Maria
Island appropriately arrived on Mother's Day.
Suzi Fox, executive director of the Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird NI,,liu'il'_. said
the first loggerhead nest was found early May 11.
A large area around the tracks and the nest between
24th and 25 streets in Bradenton Beach was marked
off and will serve as a training site for AMITW vol-
unteers.
Fox demonstrated the marking procedure for vol-
unteers May 12.
Fox also received a false crawl report May 11 from
the beach at Silver Surf in the 1300 block of Gulf
Drive North. The false crawl is logged when a sea
turtle comes to shore but does not nest.
Fox and AMITW coordinator Glenn Wiseman
found another snowy plover nest May 2 near 79th
Street in Holmes Beach.
The nest was roped off the same day.
Meanwhile, Manasota Key marked off its first sea










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Mote officials also are not concerned over the
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The Mote Marine Sea Turtle Patrol and AMITW
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18 E MAY 14, 2014 U THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach pier team juggles construction bids


By Merab-Michal Favorite
Islander Reporter
Going once, going twice ... but not quite sold.
The Bradenton Beach pier team hasn't decided
on a construction company to proceed on the Historic
Bridge Street Pier renovation, even though the project
is scheduled to begin in early June.
City staff members were expected to recommend
one of five bidders at the May 7 pier team meeting but,
instead, delayed in lieu of contractor interviews.
The city's contracted engineer Karen Wilson of
ZNS Engineering and city building official Steve Gil-
bert analyzed the bid proposals opened at an April 21
public meeting.
They named Miami-based company Pac Comm
Inc., as the low bidder at $1,202,140.94, and gave it
the highest rating, saying it offered the shortest project
timeline.
"Pac Comm appears to represent the lowest, most
responsive and responsible bidder," the analysis by
Wilson and Gilbert concluded.
Wilson said a point-based system was used to rate
the bids. Each company received points for price, time
duration, local preference and other factors. A bidder
needed 100 points to earn a perfect score.
Pac Comm scored 84 points, followed by Tampa
Bay Marine of Gibsonton at 77 points, Shoreline
Foundation Inc. of West Park received a score of 68,
Duncan Dock and Seawall of Sarasota scored 67 and
Louisiana-based construction company Russell Marine
received a 44.
Pac Comm had the shortest projected construction
time of 100 days, as compared to the other companies,
which anticipated the work would take four to seven
months.
But Tom Woodard, director of public works,
expressed doubt that Pac Comm could complete the
renovation in less than four months.
"I think some of the other contractors were more
realistic with their time projections," he said. "Espe-
cially if you consider this will be happening during
hurricane season."
Woodard also was skeptical of Pac Comm's low
price.
"I'm always weary of big companies from out of


town," he said. "Sometimes these companies are not
familiar with our situation and lowball the offer only
to come back with a bunch of change orders."
Woodard said he was partial to awarding the bid
to Duncan Dock and Seawall because he had worked
with the company on a variety of projects, including
the floating dock, city seawalls and the dinghy dock
near the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
"They bid competitively and we had no issues with
their company," he said.
Woodard said another bonus is that Duncan Dock
and Seawall is the only company that submitted a bid
for the electrical portion of the project.
Woodard said the city would have to make a new
request for proposal for the electric portion of the pier
if it decided against Duncan Dock and Seawall.
However, Gilbert said it was only fair that the other
companies got an opportunity to defend their bids.
Gilbert said he and Wilson would sit with the com-
panies "one on one" and share with representatives
some of the concerns city staff brought up during the
meeting. Wilson said the meetings would be closed
to the public because the contractors may be asked to
reveal trade secrets in the discussion.


Those companies that do not agree to participate
in the meetings would be disqualified.
Gilbert said he would have a recommendation by
2 p.m. May 14.
That way, he said, staff would have a week to make
a determination before making a recommendation at
the May 22 commission meeting.
If the project goes as planned, it would finish about
10 months after the original targeted completion date
of August 2013.
But the delay proved to be beneficial.
It resulted in an agreement for a $1 million match-
ing-fund partnership with Manatee County, easing the
financial worries of Bradenton Beach. Still, officials
have been on edge to get the project started.
The pier will be funded through a joint effort by
the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment
Agency and Manatee County government.
The Manatee County Tourist Development Coun-
cil recommended up to $1 million in matching funds
for the project from tourism tax funding.
According to Mayor Bill Shearon, the county
and the city CRA will split invoices as they are pro-
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 19

Anna Maria moves slowly but surely toward paid parking


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria appears headed toward some form of
paid parking, but not any time in the near future.
Discussion of the subject continued at the city
commission's May 7 work session, but commission-
ers made no request for an ordinance.
Commissioners and Mayor SueLynn agreed that
the U.S. Postal Service ZIP code on a driver's license
or state-issued identity card would be considered for
proof of residency. City residents would not have to
pay for a parking permit if their license or card shows
the ZIP code of 34216.
There was discussion how to ensure someone's
legal address is on a driver's license, but Commis-
sion Chair Chuck Webb said the address on a driver's
license is considered the "legal address" of the person
named on the license.
Owning property in the city or being a part-time
resident would not exempt that person from the park-
ing payment.
Commissioner Dale Woodland suggested a sliding
scale for a parking permit, with the city offering daily,
weekly, monthly and annual permits and rates.
Woodland also said the three island cities could
combine to have one common paid-parking ordinance,
but Webb rejected the idea.
"Think how long it takes us to get something
approved. I don't think it would ever get done with
all three cities agreeing. That's the reality," he said.
"Better that we go alone and pass an ordinance.
The other cities can see what we've done and act
accordingly," he said.
He said commissioners can discuss whether to
exempt residents in other island cities and Cortez from
purchasing a parking permit when the draft ordinance
is presented.
Mayor SueLynn said she's talked about paid park-
ing with Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Bra-
denton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and both appear to
favor the idea.
Bradenton Beach, which lacks abundant parking
in the historic downtown district, has ample parking
at Coquina and Cortez beaches. And Holmes Beach
appears to need more public parking at the Manatee
Public Beach, she noted.
Woodland suggested a starting point for fees of $5
per day, $25 per week, $50 per month and $100 for an
annual pass.
However, Commissioner Carol Carter said the cost
of a permit should be higher if parking is to be a rev-


enue stream for the city.
Webb agreed: "We're going to have to hire staff
to issue the permits, take care of the money and keep
account of who has a permit."
Mayor SueLynn added that a code enforcement
officer responsible for checking parking permits on
cars also would be needed.
Any revenue from the permits would go toward
the city's cost for having a pickup service for trash bins
at beach access locations, and to paving roads that fall
into disrepair because of heavy vehicular traffic, she
said.
Permit fees should "pay for the burden on our
infrastructure," SueLynn said.
Commissioners also discussed issuing a hang tag
or sticker for a vehicle, along with placing kiosks
at strategic locations in the city where a motorist
could purchase parking using a credit or debit card.
No decision was arrived at for stickers, hang tags or
kiosks.


Woodland said he already could hear the cries
coming from the mainland that Anna Maria is "trying
to halt tourism."
The reality, he said, is that the number of vehicles
in the city increases substantially on weekends and
daily during the winter tourist season. Because the city
owns its streets, repairs must be paid by the city.
"The county will say they support us, but the real-
ity is we support the county," Woodland said.
Paid parking would not be introduced at Bayfront
Park, business parking areas, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church and other private parking locations, the
mayor said.
Commissioners agreed further work sessions
on paid parking are needed before any ordinance is
drafted.
No votes were taken on any of the suggestions.
SueLynn said she would present the city's over-
view of paid parking at the May 21 meeting in Anna
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20 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Convicted sex offender returns to Holmes Beach


A convicted sex offender has returned to his former
residence in the 600 block of Dundee Lane in the Key
Royale area of Holmes Beach after serving time in
prison for an unrelated crime.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said
the 42-year-old man, who listed his address on Dundee
Lane, fled the state in January 2013 without notifying
the FDLE of his change of address as required by law.
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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
May 2, 2400 block of Avenue C, drug arrest.
A Bradenton Beach couple was arrested for domestic
battery after BBPD responded to their residence and
learned they had engaged in a physical altercation. The
female additionally faces a charge of possession of a
controlled substance after police allegedly found three
hydrocodone pills and a morphine pill in her purse.
Both parties were taken to the Manatee County jail.
April 28, 200 Bridge St., Cast and Cage Restau-
rant, trespass warning. A 56-year-old man was issued
a trespass warning after he was found to be intoxicated
and refused to leave the premises.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Holmes Beach
May 1, 100 block of 72nd Street, illegal dumping.
A couch was put inside a trash dumpster at a construc-
tion site.
April 29, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, trespass.
A woman was issued a trespass warrant after she cre-
ated a disturbance at the bar.
April 28, 5606 Marina Drive, White Egret,
criminal mischief. A vehicle was keyed on both sides
sometime between 9-11 a.m. while parked at the White
Egret. The damage was estimated at $300.
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Manatee County pawn shop by fraud
when he disappeared.
In February that year, Oregon law
enforcement arrested Douglas Mul-
laney. Detective Brian Hall of the
Holmes Beach Police Department
Mullaney said Mullaney was charged in Oregon
with possession of methamphetamine
and failing to register as a sex offender, and he was
extradited to Bradenton.
He went to trial in August and was sentenced to 29
months in prison. He also was convicted of failing to
inform the FDLE of a change of address. He entered
a plea of no contest to the charges.
He was given credit for time served while await-
ing trial, and was released on probation earlier this
month.
Mullaney was classified by law enforcement as a
sexual offender after he was convicted in Pennsylvania
in 1999 of having sex with a minor.
According to FDLE records, two convicted sex
offenders now live in Holmes Beach, one in Bradenton
Beach and two in Cortez.

inal mischief. A 49-year-woman reported that during
the night, an unknown person put something on her
vehicle that damaged the paint. The investigation is
ongoing.
April 19, 200 block of 64th Street, theft. A pool
vacuum was stolen from a residence between April
19-April 29.
April 13, Manatee Avenue at the Kingfish Boat
Ramp, vehicle burglary. HBPD officials were looking
for a person who allegedly broke into a rental vehicle


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Betty Bruxvoort, 74, of Anna Maria, died April
20. She was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, and was a lifelong resident before coming
to Anna Maria in 1993 with her husband, Irwin.
The couple split their time, seven months on Anna
Maria Island and five months in Hudsonville, Michi-
gan. They enjoyed bicycling and taking long walks on
the beach and around the Island. They were members
of CrossPointe Fellowship. They
supported Pastor Bill and Dora Cruz'
ministry outreach for migrant work-
ers and their families at The Lord's
SLighthouse Ministry in Ruskin. They
volunteered at the ministry headquar-
Bruxvoort ters each month while in Florida.


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Manatee County medical examiner Dr. Russell
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accident April 27.
|Vega said Hicks also had heart
disease and that "it is possible or
even probable that his heart disease
,-' .. played a role in either incapacitating
him while underwater or causing dis-
orientation."
Hicks Hicks' death was classified as an
accidental drowning with heart dis-
ease contributing, Vega said.
Hicks had friends aboard his 27-foot boat, and was
anchored about 3 miles west of Anna Maria Island near
Egmont Key when he fell in the water while retrieving
the anchor. He was pulled from the water by passen-
gers on the boat and taken ashore.
He was a Tampa attorney who purchased a home
in Anna Maria in 2009.
Vega said the announcement of the cause of death
was to delayed to allow Hicks' family to be notified.

parked at the boat ramp. Someone broke the driver's
side window and took a wallet containing cash and
credit cards from the center console. On April 25, a
woman matching the suspect's description was arrested
in Lee County. She reportedly had the complainant's
credit cards, which were returned to the victim in Indi-
ana.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra-
tives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.


Mrs. Bruxvoort is survived by Irwin; children; Bar-
bara Grant and husband Rich, Rick Vander Laan and
wife Corine, Ron Vander Laan and wife Tina, James
Van der Laan, and Sandy Berry and husband James;
11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Carmen P. Laurie
Carmen P. Laurie, 92, of Holmes Beach and for-
merly of Buffalo, New York, died May 3.
Catholic Mass will be celebrated with the Rev.
David Bear at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at West-
minster Towers, 320 15th St. Court W., Bradenton.
Mrs. Laurie is survived by son Samuel A. of
Raleigh, North Carolina.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 21


John Joseph Petruff
John J. Petruff, 92, of Bradenton and formerly of
Miami, died May 3 in Bradenton. He was born Nov.
14, 1921, in Paterson, New Jersey, to Anna and Ste-
phen J. Petruff.
Mr. Petruff served as a technician fifth grade in the
U.S. Army and was stationed in Australia during World
War II. After the war, he met and married Laurene in
1948 and moved to Miami in 1949.
He was a tinkerer who worked for Westinghouse
as an X-ray technician. He opened his own electron-
ics repair business in Miami in the 1960s. Petruff
Electronics grew from TV and radio repair to include
installation of master antennas, satellite dishes, cable
TV, security cameras, alarm systems and controlled
access systems at private homes, hotels and condo-
minium complexes throughout the Miami area.
Mr. Petruff also was a pilot who, over the years,
owned a number of small planes as well as a flying
sign-towing business. He was a member of the Civil
Air Patrol and was an active member of North Miami
Elks Lodge 1835.
He loved music and was self-taught on the electric
keyboard. He was an avid dancer who enjoyed treating
women to a turn on the dance floor.
Interment will be private at Florida National Cem-
etery, Bushnell. Memorial donations may be made to
Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St E, Palmetto
FL 34221. Condolences may be made online at www.
shannonfuneralhomes.com.
The family extends its love and appreciation to
Mary E. Schulte of Coral Gables, Johnny's friend,
companion and dancing partner since 2005.
Mr. Petruff is survived by his three children and
their families, John Petruff of Suffolk, Virginia, Patri-
cia A. Petruff of Bradenton, and Laurie Delimon of San
Jose, California; and several nephews and nieces.

Ed Warekois
Ed Warekois, 90, a long-time resident of Anna
Maria, died April 29. He was born June 1, 1923, in

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vice in The Islander newspaper to residents and
family of residents, both past and present, and to
those people with ties to Anna Maria Island.
Content is edited for style and length. Photos
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Rockford, Illinois, and followed his career to Mas-
sachusetts, spending time in the Boston suburbs and
Cape Cod before relocating to Anna Maria more than
20 years ago.
Mr. Warekois served a tour of duty assigned to
the aircraft carrier USS Randolph as a naval radar and
electronics officer 1944-1946.
He completed a master's degree in physics from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953. He
graduated Marquette University with a bachelor's
degree in chemical engineering in 1944 and a master's
in physics in 1948. He spent his career working in the
science field at ManLabs in Cambridge, Massachu-
setts; Lincoln Labs, a science research group associ-
ated with MIT; and with many industry associations,
including the AIME, National Bureau of Standards and
ARPA.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell
Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota
FL 34238.
Mr. Warekois is survived by his sons, Tom of
Thousand Oaks, California, and William of Mont-
pelier, Virginia; grandchildren Ben and great grand-
daughter Lilly of Tampa, Jennifer of Bradenton and
Peter of Boulder, Colorado.

Susanna H.Wynne
Susanna H. Wynne, 78, of Cortez, died May 3.
She was born Feb. 25, 1936, in Johannesburg, South
Africa. She moved to Cortez in 1982.
She moved to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands,
in 1960 with her husband, Basil H. Wynne, now
deceased. Together, they were captain and crew for
sailing yachts. She also was a water-ski instructor,
worked for Pan Am and later became a travel agent.
During her 22 years in the islands, she spent her time
sailing, ,%I imrinIi i.. traveling and making friends.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
A celebration of life will be held at a to-be-de-
termined date. To receive information and offer con-
dolences, go to www.SusannaWynne.com. Brown &
Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel
is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may
be made to Red Cross Disaster Relief, www.redcross.
org/SusannaWynne.
Mrs. Wynne is survived by daughter Tanya and
husband Earl David Williams of Cortez; grandchildren
Paul Arthur Williams and Sophie Inez Williams; and
sisters Maria Vermaak and Elsie Viljoen, both of South
Africa.


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take part in a digital newspaper pilot project with
the University of Florida George A. Smathers
Libraries.
We started by sending all the electronically
produced copies of the newspaper to library tech-
nicians, who then included The Islander from
2005 forward in the library database.
Next, we donated our collection of printed
newspapers covering the beginning, from the first
edition in 1992 up to the electronic era of 2005.
It took a few years, but it's all on the UofF digi-
tal library site now, all searchable by key word,
name or date.
It's simple, easy and available 24/7.
This prompted us to reduce our storage of
dead newspapers what we publishers call a
morgue.
The next step in our quest to be the "best"
news on Anna Maria Island is a digital photo
library. Soon, you'll be able to find archived
photos going back to the first editions of The
Islander preserved on the state's website, Flori-
damemory.com.
Kids at school, news photos, pictures from
events and the hallmarks in the lives of island-
ers.
As for now, there's 21 years, 52 weeks a
year, cover to back, the complete collection of
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22 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

Youth, adult basketball league takes over center gym


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The youth basketball league took off playing on the
boards in four age divisions at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Players ages 4-17 will play games
evenings Monday through Friday and on Saturdays,
with eight-10 games in the regular season. Playoffs
will begin May 31, followed by a championship Friday
event June 6.
The 14-17 division has five teams and Beach Bistro
made an early statement it will be the team to beat
- on winning the season's first three games. Dips Ice
Cream is right behind them at 2-1, while West Coast
Air Conditioning is alone in third with a 1-1 record.
Heritage Paper and Walter & Associates complete the
standings with matching 0-2 records.
The May 9 game of the week in the 14-17 divi-
sion saw WCAC edge Dips 48-47 behind 21 points
from Neil Carper and 11 points and five rebounds from
Joey Carder. Lucas Paquin and Tony Sperduto added
6 points each and Paquin contributed a team-high nine
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who scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down
10 rebounds. Connor Field added 12 points and eight
rebounds, while Jake Ross finished with 7 points in the
loss.
The three-team 11-13 division has Eat Here on top
with a 2-0 record, while the Sandbar and BridgeTender
restaurants follow with matching 1-2 records. Eat Here
rolled over Sandbar 36-20 May 9, while Sandbar hand-
ily defeated the BridgeTender Inn 25-16 May 10.
That could mean Eat Here would easily handle
Sandbar, but not so fast. In the 11-13 division, Eat
Here edged Sandbar 21-20 May 10 to take the early
lead in the standings. Leo Rose led Eat Here with 10
points and seven rebounds, while Matt Manger added
5 points and eight rebounds. Andrew Proctor, Noah
Heskin and Page Charron completed the scoring in the
victory with 2 points each.
Brooke Capparelli led Sandbar with 18 points and
11 rebounds in the loss.
The two-team 8-10 division saw Beach Bums roll
past Island Real Estate by a 30-18 score May 7, but
IRE came back more competitive in the second game,
resulting in a slim 12-9 loss.
Will Batey, David Daigle and Sean Rodriguez
each scored 4 points to lead Beach Bums to victory.
Shawn Balvin and Luke Bisio scored 4 points each
and Anthony Nguyen scored 1 point to lead Island Real
Estate in the loss.

Adult basketball
The center's adult basketball division got going
with three games May 6. The teams play Tuesday
nights through May.
The Feast fell to the Sun by a 66-49 score to open
the season, while Gator Squad handled Island Gour-
met 53-45 in the second game. The final game of the
evening was a close matchup, as Duncan Real Estate
squished Bug Guys by a 60-53 score.
Ray Gardner led Duncan with 21 points, three
rebounds and three assists while Joe Combs chipped in
with 17 points, including four from outside the 3-point
arc. Chad Woods added 6 points, eight rebounds and
4 assists to round out the victory.
Brandon Kerns paced Bug Guys with a game-
high 28 points, while adding six rebounds and three
assists. Andrew Termin chipped in with 13 points and
six rebounds in the loss.

Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, total-net-putts golf match May 6 and, for good
measure, they added a throw-out-a-surprise-hole fea-
ture to the contest.
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Terry Westby, Janna Samuels, Christina Mason,
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Horseshoe news
Five teams advanced out of pool play with 2-1
records and battled it out for the May 7 horseshoe
championship at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits.
Steve Doyle defeated Tom Skoloda 22-19, while
Bob Heiger and Sam Samuels slipped past Jerry Dis-
brow and Bruce Munro 23-19 in first-round matchups.
Heiger-Samuels advanced to the finals by defeating
Hank Huyghe and Art Kingstad 24-13 and followed
that up with a 21-13 victory over Doyle in the finals
to win the day's bl'_'i'ii_' rights.
Four teams advanced to the knockout round during
May 10 horseshoe action. The team of Hank Huyghe
and Tim Sofran defeated Steve Grossman and Rod
Bussey 21-19 in the first semifinal, followed by Tom
Skoloda and Karl Thomas easing out Steve Doyle and
Sam Samuels 21-18 in the second semifinal. In the
finals, Huyghe-Sofran rallied from a 15-2 deficit to
record a 21-16 victory over Skoloda-Thomas.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

AMICC Basketball League schedule


Ages 5-7
May 17
May 19

Ages 8-10
May 14
May 17

Ages 11-13
May 16
May 17
May 19

Ages 14-17
May 16
Assoc.
May 16
May 17
Assoc.
May 17
May 19
May 20


10 a.m. Lodge #110 vs. Dojo Martial Arts
6 p.m. Dojo Martial Arts vs. Lodge #110

6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Island Real Estate
11 a.m. Island Real Estate vs. Beach Bums


6 p.m.
noon
7 p.m.


Sandbar vs. Bridge Tender
Sandbar vs. Eat Here
Bridge Tender vs. Eat Here


7 p.m. WC Air Conditioning vs. Walter &

8 p.m. Dips Ice Cream vs. Heritage Paper
1 p.m. WC Air Conditioning vs. Walter &


2 p.m.
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May 15 6 p.m.
May 15 7p.m.


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Heritage Paper vs. Beach Bistro
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Island Pest Control vs. LaPensee


8 p.m. Slim's Place vs. Jessie's
9 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Ross Built


AMICC Adult Kickball
May 14 7 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Beach to Bay
May 14 8p.m. Southern Greens vs. FL Discount
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Study tide charts, roll with flow to ensure hookups


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Despite the slow moving tides we experienced
prior to the May 14 full moon, fishing the shallows
has been fairly productive. If you've noticed, the mid-
morning outgoing tides have been weak, sometimes
less than 6 inches. The incoming tides that followed
them were good, bringing on the bite.
I found during these incoming tides that red-
fish, trout and catch-and-release snook were readily
responding to free-lined shiners on our hooks. Also,
most areas where I searched for fish contained at least
two of three features turtle grass, mangrove islands
and oyster bars. Combining any two of these with a
good moving tide is a fishing recipe for success.
Jon Fast of Tampa experienced one such morning.
Fast and three buddies from work came to Anna Maria
Island to do a little fishing and talk shop. Although, the
bite turned on fast, leaving little time to talk.
At one point we had a triple hookup, which resulted
in two reds and a snook. All it took was a good moving
tide and a little luck. Having the right bait and being
in the right spot might have played a role, too.
Regardless, tides play a major role in how the fish
will bite. If you don't know how already, it time to
examine a tide chart and learn to pick good days over
mediocre ones.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing the
usual May suspects. Although sometimes May can be
transitional at the pier, fishers are managing to land a
variety of species on the deck.
Mangrove snapper are available and are being tar-
geted with live shrimp. Due to excellent water clarity,
you should try to use the lightest fluorocarbon leader
you're comfortable with 10- or 15-pound test is
ideal. If you nick a piling, however, the barnacles are
sure to cut you off. As for hooks, Owner brand works
well for stealth. Finally, a small split shot placed 18
inches above the hook will complete the rig.
To catch these mangrove snapper, as well as floun-
der, black drum and sheepshead, simply cast or drift
your bait under the pier deck. When you feel the strike,
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are cast behind the boat. To get the bite going, Girle is
first chumming with live baits. Once the kings begin
to skyrocket on the chummers, Girle's clients cast to
the fish. The result is kingfish in the 25-pound range.
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redfish and catch-and-release snook. All three species
this week are being caught on live shiners. Slot-sizes
of trout are being caught. As for the reds, most of the
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although when he's in search of really big sharks, he
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AME Calendar
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, author Michael
Stern speaks to students, AME auditorium.
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, literacy night,
book fair 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, PTO 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.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For
more information, call 941-708-5525.


Second-graders Mikaela Culhane and Elek Brisson
hold a sign welcoming everyone to attend AME's
book fair and literacy celebration 5-7 p.m. Wednes-
day, May 14. The book fair will run to May 16.
Islander Photo: Karen Riley Love /RileyLovePho-
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Wednesday, May 14
Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese or Egg and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Taco Quesadilla,
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad, Baked Cinnamon Sweet
Potato Fries, Cucumber Slices with Dip, Applesauce.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Thursday, May 15
Breakfast: Sausage Patty Biscuit
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Lasagna Rolls, Chef Salad,
Roll, Steamed Garlic and Herb Green Beans, Baby Carrots,
Fresh Fruit Cup, Birthday Ice Cream Cup.
Friday, May 16
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick.
Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty Sandwich, Chicken Caesar
Salad, Steamed Corn, Squash Coins, Mandarin Oranges.
Monday, May 19
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Hotdog, Ham and Cheese on Pretzel Bun, Chef Salad
with Egg, Baby Carrots, Baked Vegetarian Beans, Strawberry
Kiwi Sidekick.
Tuesday, May 20
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Burrito.
Lunch: Hamburger of Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders, Bread-
stick, Vegetarian Garden Salad with Egg, Steamed Broccoli,
Baked Fries, Strawberry Cup.
Wednesday, May 21
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Pork Sausage Patty, Toast.
Lunch: Mini or Large Corn Dogs, Popcorn Chicken, Chicken
Caesar Salad, Baked Doritos, Roasted Veggies, Cucumber
Slices with Dip, Fresh Watermelon Cup.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


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PTO invites AME

volunteers to tribute

The Anna Maria Elementary Parent Teacher
Organization is hosting an event to thank the school's
2013-14 volunteers.
The event will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at
the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Food and drinks will be available for donations.
Attendees should RSVP by May 20 to PTO presi-
dent Monica Simpson by calling 941-962-2823 or
mailing greenplanner @live.com.


Dick Meann of New York shows off his 27-pound
kingfish, caught in the afternoon on May 7 using live
bait offshore while fishing with wife Lynn and Capt.
Warren Girle.

FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
heavy will be in your best interest. You never know
if you're going to hook a feisty 4-foot shark or an
aggressive 8-footer.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
fishing nearshore with good results on a variety of spe-
cies. By using live shiners for bait, Gross is finding
both reef and migratory species ready to bite.
To start, Gross is a fresh-cut piece of live shiner
dropping it to the bottom on a weighted rig. The result
is catches of mangrove snapper and triggerfish. Both
species are being caught in keeper-sizes with limits of
snapper as a bonus.
By free-lining live shiners behind the boat, Gross
is finding ample schooley kingfish. Not only do these
fish provide excellent action on light tackle, but they
also are the main ingredient in smoked fish dip.
Along with kings, Gross is catching Spanish mack-
erel, jack crevalle and blue runners.
In the backcountry, Gross is finding spotted
seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook on after-
noon tides. Live shiners are Gross' bait of choice.
On a final note, the commercial and recreational
harvest of stone crab claws in Florida will close May
16, with the last day of harvest May 15. This closure
allows the stone crabs to flourish in peak spawn-
ing season to help protect and sustain this valuable
resource. Stone crab season will reopen Oct. 15.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.


JOINED SIDES
BY MARY LOU GUIZZO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Like many shotguns
9 Mole
14 Back-to-back games
20 Singer Christina
21 gin fizz
22 "Twelfth Night"
lover
23 Oil and gasoline
giant
24 Very vexed
25 Leonardo
a.k.a. Fibonacci
26 -pitch softball
27 What a detective
tries to
reconstruct
29 "Platoon" setting
30 Sommelier's prefix
31 Flavor
32 Lozenge brand
34 "Platoon" director
37 Suckling site
38 "The Man Who
Mistook His Wife
for (1985
best seller)
42 Old Baby Bell based
in the Big Apple
43 Assents
45 Stretch out
47 Neuter
50 Literary inits.
52 Jai alai basket
53 Water checker?
56 Going out for the
afternoon?
60 The Who's "My
Generation," e.g.

Answers:
page 28


64 Pelvic parts
66 Musician's practice
with four sharps
68 Former Obama
social secretary
Rogers
69 Over
70 Like some swords
... or a hint to this
puzzle's theme
72 Balkan native
75 Old Jewish villages
77 Start of a Beatles
refrain
78 Old Highlands
dagger
79 Thelma and Louise,
e.g.
82 Davis and Midler
84 Cover some
ground?
85 Dizzy
86 Bit
88 put it
another way..."
90 Persevered
94 Spurs
98 Landmark tech
product of 1981
102 Latin "to be"
103 Biblical name of
ancient Syria
105 Dispel differences
108 "CSI" setting
110 Coal or pine
product
111 Melted chocolate,
e.g.
112 Kind of algebra
116 "Is it in you?"
sloganeer
118 Write-
119 Renter's dream,
maybe


120 Lhasa
(dogs)
121 Some sheet fabrics
124 Nothing, in Napoli
125 Tuscany town
126 Sign-up
127 Classic London
transport
128 Genetic structure
129 Source of some
discrimination

DOWN
1 Wind instrument
pitched an octave
lower than its
smaller cousin
2 How ballerinas move
3 "Enter quickly!"
4 Rock's Ocasek
5 Pipe fitting
6 Renter
7 Heath evergreens
8 Thinks maybe one
can
9 Huffington of the
Huffington Post
10 Teri of "Tootsie"
11 Subject of some
computer settings
12 Closeted
13 Lao-
14 Enter quickly
15 Native New
Yorkers
16 D.A.
17 Primatologist
Fossey
18 Sicilian city
19 Hotel
accommodation
for more than one
28 Kindle competitor
29 chops


31 Battle of the
33 Letter that's also a
name
35 Chillax
36 Art appreciation
38 Forever young
39 Dimmed stars?
40 Aleutian isle
41 Gang up on, as in
basketball
44 "How
46 Tar Heels' state:
Abbr.
48 German musical
entertainment
49 Auto sponsor of
Groucho Marx's
"You Bet Your
Life"
51 Hawk
53 Commit a chip-
eating faux pas
54 King lead-in
55 Boo-boos
57 Shell seen around
water
58 Formatting feature
on a typewriter
59 Totality
61 Sired
62 Unfazed by
63 Better at picking
things up?
65 Jock
67 Job listing inits.
71 Descent
73 Old car make that's
a homophone of a
modern car model
74 Relative of a twin
76 Anatomical tissue
79 Reaction of surprise


80 Ticks off
81 Need a lift?
83 Brand of power
tools
87 Vet, e.g.
89 Queen's honour:
Abbr.
91 Brightly colored
bird
92 Country whose flag
says "God is great"
22 times


93 Chess champ
Mikhail
95 Part of a jazz
combo
96 Precious
97 Mexican shawls
99 Gorilla,
1960s TV cartoon
character
100 First of a kind
101 Betrayed


104 Raucous bird
106 Squirrel, e.g.
107 South American
land
108 Al
109 Swiss city on the
Rhine
112 Attraction in a
carbon dioxide
molecule
113 Baby's boo-boo


114 Equivalent of 20
fins
115 Something
clickable
117 Collette of "United
States of Tara"
120 Blond shade
122 Bamboozle
123 City council rep.


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THE ISLANDER U MAY 14, 2014 0 25


Students pedal, firefighters push safety


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
A gang of bikers stormed the streets May 7 -
Anna Maria Elementary student bikers led by West
Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters and HBPD-AME
school resource Officer Brian Copeman.
The bike ride to AME was a safety campaign
led by the WMFR and All Children's Hospital in St.
Petersburg to bring awareness to Bike Safety Month.
Copeman, who led the ride, said some 50 students
participated, and many more parents and family mem-
bers were along for the ride.
AME principal Dave Marshall took the ride.
Copeman said the ride hasn't been done in a few
years because of a low turnout for the event.
"I think we've had such a good turnout this year,
we'll probably do it again next year," he said.


WMFR conducted bike safety classes at the school
May 5-6.
The day of the ride, WMFR firefighters outfitted
students with safety vests, reflective backpacks and
other gear. Some students with poorly fitting helmets
were outfitted with new ones. Fliers about bike safety
also were provided to participants.
According to Justin Kwiatkowski of All Chil-
dren's Hospital, a grant from the Florida Department
of Transportation helped fund the program.
Kwiatkowski was assisted by his brother, fire-
fighter Rodney Kwiatkowski, the newly named safety
inspector for WMFR.

RIGHT: Justin Kwiatkowski of All Children's Hos-
pital in St. Petersburg outfits fifth-grader Gabriel
Moschini with a bike helmet.


A contin-
gent of
Anna Maria
Elementary
School stu-
dents, parents
and staff pre-
pare May 7 to
follow HBPD
Officer Brian
Copeman,
left, and
firefighters
on a bicycle
ride from
West Manatee
Fire Rescue
Station 1.
Islander
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26 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER


Island Biz


By Rick Catlin


Galati expansion,
sushi restaurant to open
Chris Galati, co-owner of Galati Marine, 900 S.
Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria, said completion of the new
building on the site of the former Rotten Ralph's res-
taurant should be completed around mid-June.
Galati confirmed the downstairs has been leased to
Chi and Mon Lu, owners of the Ocean Star Japanese
restaurant, 3608 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Mon Lu said the restaurant will be another Ocean
Star, with a hibachi grill, sushi bar and full liquor
service. He said he's hoping to open in mid-to-late
June.
It will be the couple's third location, adding to the
Ocean Star at 3608 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, and
4444 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
Ocean Star in Holmes Beach is presently taking
employment applications.
The upstairs at Galati's new facility will house
administrative offices, Galati said.
He said he plans to host a ribbon-cutting for both
the restaurant and administrative offices.
For more information, call Galati Marine at 941-
778-0755.

Lobstahs takes
St. Armands bait
Jeff Levey, owner of Lobstahs seafood and lob-
ster restaurant, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, said


he plans a new restaurant named Bait at St. Armands
Circle, Sarasota.
"Plans are still being drawn," Levey said, but he
did confirm the restaurant would be named Bait.
Lobstahs celebrated its second anniversary in
Holmes Beach in March.
For more information, call 941-779-1000.

Chamber holds sunrise
breakfast
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
monthly sunrise breakfast will be 7:45-9 a.m. Wednes-
day, May 14, at The Feast restaurant in the Island Shop-
ping Center, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 per person and reserva-
tions are required. Members are encouraged to bring a
guest or potential member.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call 941-778-1541.


Realty Raves
Wagner Realty, with an office at 2217 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, has named Deborah Thrasher its top-
listing agent on Anna Maria Island for April. Thrasher
also claimed the top sales honor.
For more information, call 941-778-2246.
Jed Wilkenson was named the top listing agent
for April at Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, while Jason Hrnak garnered the top
sales agent award.
For more information, call 941-778-6696.

Business news
Does your business have achievements to cel-
ebrate? Maybe you've just opened a business or your
business has received an award or special recogni-
tion. If so, we'd like to hear from you. To be consid-
ered, email your "who, what, where, when and why"
to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome.


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Dockside
sushi coming
in June
The remake of the
former Rotten Ralph's
restaurant at Galati
Marine, 900 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria,
is nearly finished,
according to co-
owner Chris Galati.
Marina offices will be
upstairs, while down-
stairs will be a new
Ocean Star Japanese
restaurant, offering
sushi, hibachi-grilled
steaks and full liquor
service. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


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7306 Gulf Drive, Unit 3, La Casa Costiera, Holmes
Beach, a 1,952 sfla / 2,164 sfur 3bed/212bath/2car
Gulffront condo with shared pool
built in 2005 was sold 04/22/14,
Barnes to Denton for $1,025,000; list
$1,125,000.
113 36th St., Unit B, 36th
Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes
Brisson Beach, a 1,836 sfla / 2,112 sfur
5bed/312bath/lIcar condo built in
1937 was sold 04/23/14, Deneke Inc to Van Mourik
for $900,000; list $949,000..
830 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, vacant bayfront
50x222 lot was sold 04/21/14, Gas Holdings LLC to
Preston for $825,000.
106 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 836 sfla 2bed/l bath
home built in 1920 on a 50x1I10 lot was sold 04/17/14,
Rowland to Gulfside Development LLC for $689,000;
list $699,000.
2916 Ave. E, Holmes Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,476
sfur 4bed/2bath pool home built in 2009 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 04/21/14, 2916 LLC to Bishop for $605,000;
list $629,000.
2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 206, Sunset Terrace,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,340 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1982 was sold 04/24/14, Ward to Roof
for $534,000.
504 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,669 sfla / 2,552
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1974 on
a 95x111 lot was sold 04/18/14, Moog to Swope for
$525,000; list $567,500.
205 36th St., Unit 204, Casa Sierra, Holmes Beach,
a 989 sfla / 1,107 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pool built in 1974 was sold 04/18/14, Poseidon Adven-
tures II LLC to Merkel for $379,000; list $399,000.
107 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 640 sfla / 885
sfur I bed/Ibath home built in 1949 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 04/04/14, Levitt to Henry for $375,000.
4005 Fifth Ave., Unit 1, 4th Ave Condominium,
Holmes Beach, a 1,994 sfla / 3,550 sfur 3bed/2bath
condo built in 2003 was sold 04/25/14, Fabisiak to
Gulfcoast Property Investments LLC for $373,000.
2204 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,148 sfla
/ 1,520 sfur 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1958 on a
50x105 lot was sold 04/22/14, Lucas to Kaczowka
for $300,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.










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BRASS HEAD AND footboard, $50. 941-778-
2374.

WHITE DAYBED WITH trundle and mattresses,
$60. Small funky occasional table, $25. 941-778-
4036.

WICKER WHITEWASH SOFA, $100, love seat,
$50, colorful print cushions. Almost new. Sold
as set. 941-778-5152.

THULE MOUNTAINEER CARTOP carrier: 7.5 feet
long, $50. Please, call 941-792-6867.

SCHWINN STATIONARY EXERCISE bike, $99,
value $499, crystal chandelier, $45, art deco seat,
$10. 941-779-9781.


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


TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.
Discoverannamaria.com.

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

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

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

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. Now
offering special-order drone photography. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

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


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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.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
Over 600 books, 300 CDs, furniture, household
items. 806 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria.


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.


OUR RESCUE dogs (and cats!) are looking for
new homes and fosters. Call 941-896-6701.


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

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified on Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!


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.
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2/2 ground-level home, =-1
1-car garage. $430,000 --

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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
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28 0 MAY 14, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER

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

Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600
.. Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
B II Replacement Doors and Windows
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Engineer turned Handyman -
free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
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BOAT SLIP WITH davit, up to 25 feet for rent.
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.

BOAT FOR SALE: Proline 2950 1999, Twin Mer-
cury 225 EFI outboards, Great condition. Can be
seen at Seafood Shack Marina. Call 863-701-
9198 and leave message if interested.


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.

PINEAPPLEFISH LLP, on Pine Avenue, seeks
full-charge bookkeeper (QuickBooks) and office
manager for part-time work. Great opportunity for
the right person. Send resume, cover letter, com-
pensation requirements to: mikeeiffert@yahoo.
com. 941-778-1793 (no phone calls please).
HOLMES BEACH RESORT looking for help at
busy front desk. Ideal candidate is professional,
dependable and team-player. Days needed:
weekends and two days during the week. Please,
send resume to: holmesbeachresort@gmail.
com.


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.


More ads = more readers in The Islander.


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.
JUST THAT CLEAN: We will clean your home
like our own! Free estimate. Many years of ser-
vice. References available. Call Jenise, 941-730-
6773, Brad, 941-704-5609.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL AND relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
4152.

HOUSECLEANING SERVICES: YEARS of experi-
ence, licensed. I'd love to clean your home. Call
Sheryl, 573-826-5675.

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.
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.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified on Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!


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

Th- Islander


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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.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


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

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.
PAINTING: DONALD PERKINS Painting LLC. Inte-
rior, exterior. 40 years experience. Fully insured
with references. 941-705-7096.
ISLE TILE: QUALITY installation floors, counters,
backsplashes, showers. Licensed, insured. Call
Chris at 914-302-8759.


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.
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MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING &eserial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holv-: ''ii" Sat,

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

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

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

HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
HONE Handyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecque *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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VACATION RENTAL BY private owner. Nice
3BR/2BA. Holmes Beach. Monthly, $3,500. 941-
744-7889.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE on
Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer and
dryer, fishing pier with boat slip. Lease, minimum
six months. $950/month furnished or not. No
pets. Call 941-538-8622.

2BR/ 1.5BA TOWNHOUSE: Close to Island,
water access. Call Kat at Big Fish Real Estate,
941-779-2289.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA NW Bradenton home. Fur-
nished. $1,800/month. $1,000 deposit. 941-448-
7119.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club condo.
2BR/2BA, magnificent view from balcony. $1,300/
month. 941-792-0568.


ISLAND VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Steps to
beach. $750/week. Realtor, 941-356-1456.


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

REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gart-
man, Realtor, Duncan Real Estate. 941-545-8877.
www.AnnaMariaLife.com.

WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious
as to how much your home could be worth? Call
us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

DEEP WATER CANALFRONT home. 3BR/2BAon
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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to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
FOR SALE
Belair Bayou: Unique 3/2 home with 2,632 sfla, man cave, pool, lanai
with fireplace and stone table with grill and much more. S316,000.
RENTALS
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
BOOKING NOW FOR 2014 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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UPDATED ISLAND HOME 2 short blocks to the beach.
This adorable home features an updated kitchen with new
appliances and granite counter tops. New AC in 2010,
newer roof, updated plumbing throughout and a large yard.
$449,000.


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


BAYFRONT IN KEY ROYALE Breathtaking views from
this meticulously maintained 3BR/2.5BT home. Open
floor plan, heated pool, spacious screened lanai, oversized
two-car garage. $1,150,000.

Mike 800.-367-1617
Norma--Ah^ 5% 1941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
sales@mikenormanrealty.com


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.

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

KEY WEST-STYLE, 3,014 sf Snead Island home
on saltwater canal with private boathouse.
4BR/3BA, three-car oversized garage/workshop.
Flood insurance is $311/year! $575,000. 4326
15th Way, Palmetto, MLS M5845486. Agent/
owner, 941-725-0911.

FOR SALE: DUPLEX close to Island. Both sides
3BR/2BA. New roof. Great income, $1,900/
month. Asking $212,900. Call 941-704-4591,
John Wize, Bark Realty.

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).









I NEED LISTINGS! .
And I'll give you 100
percent effort.
JASON HRNAK
941-773-6572
jhrnak@gmail.com

Mike
Norman
Realty INC 3101 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH





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