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Island to celebrate
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wants no-drill reso-
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Op/ed: The Islander
opinion, your opin-
ions. Page 6
By Nick Walter
Once the pier at Manatee Public Beach is
demolished in December, odds are slim that
funding will be available for a longer pier,
according to Manatee County natural resources
department director Charlie Hunsicker.
Hunsicker said the county is still on
track to create a reconstructed pier over the
footprint of the original, and the county is
working toward a permit release date of
May or June 2010.
Hunsicker said improvements would
include railings, turtle-friendly lighting,
and a wood center deck with a concrete
The Manatee Public Beach pier, at 312
feet, is the shortest on Florida's west coast.
The county is considering replacing the pier
to a length of 700 feet, the same length as
the popular Venice Municipal Pier.
It would cost the county $1.5 million to
The pier at the Manatee Public Beach is
presently closed, fenced and barricaded and
will be demolished starting in December.
Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
replace the pier, and an additional $1 million
if the pier were lengthened.
But the Tourist Development Council
reported last week that funding was unavail-
able, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tri-
Not everyone favors a longer pier.
"I think, personally, it would take away
character of the Island if you go longer,"
said County Commissioner Carol Whitmore,
former mayor of Holmes Beach. "I'm also
worried about the coral reefs out there."
Hunsicker said there is little public fund-
"The problem is insufficient amenities
associated with pier expansion," Hunsicker
said, "to compete against other applicants who
use Florida development recreational assistant
Jim Brady, owner of the Surf Shop, said
a longer pier would not impact surfing.
"A lot of people surf around the pier in
St. Pete and Venice, which are the same types
of piers, and the pier kind of blocks the wind
when it's windy," Brady said. "I think they
should get it done just for the fact that tourists
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Sports: Soccer race
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weather brings good
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'Them vs. us' in
By Rick Catlin
The race for the three Anna Maria city
commission seats up for election Nov. 3 is
being called the "most important election
in this city in 30 years" by several of the
Like it or not, the five candidates now
find themselves lumped into groups, either
"them" or "us," with claims that some can-
didates are pro-business or pro-resident,
while others are said to be "divisive."
Speaking at The Islander "Popcorn and
Politics" forum Oct. 19 for all Island can-
didates, incumbent Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Christine Tollette said she cannot
understand how the city became so divided
on the issue of residents and businesses.
"We are supposed to sit down and talk
about issues," she said, "not name-call each
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chairman of the
BB mayoral race
to be decided
By Lisa Neff
While barbs and jabs are going off like
firecrackers in Anna Maria's city commis-
sion race, the two men vying for Bradenton
Beach's mayoral post are quietly courting
Their overall messages to voters are simple
and similar: Like how the city is operating?
Vote for Mayor Michael Pierce for re-election
on Nov. 3 at Tingley Memorial Library. Want
a new direction? Vote for challenger William
"Bill" Shearon on Nov. 3 at Tingley Memorial
"Mike's platform is the way things are
going and mine is a new direction," Shearon
"I don't want any negativity," Pierce said.
"I'm saying I'11 do the best that I can and I'11
continue with all my projects and I have
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5 vie for 3 seats on
By Nick Walter
The Politics and Popcorn event Oct. 19 at
The Islander brought out Island residents and
candidates for music, popcorn and speech-
Five will run for three seats in the Nov. 3
election for Holmes Beach City Commission.
An unofficial vote by those who turned
out Oct. 19 resulted in an indication that
David Zaccagnino (22 votes) and Pat Geyer
(16) will hold their seats. Andy Sheridan, in
his first time running, had the third-most votes
with 15, followed by Pat Morton with nine
and Al Robinson with seven.
Sheridan, a Holmes Beach resident for the
last six and a half years, cited wasteful spending
as the city's No. 1 issue that needs attention.
"I want to pay back to the community that
I want to live in the rest of my life," Sheridan
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Island polls to open
at 7 a.m. Nov. 3
Voting in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach will be from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Voters in Anna Maria will cast ballots at
city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Voters in Bradenton Beach will cast bal-
lots at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second
Voters in Holmes Beach will cast ballots
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
For more information about the municipal
elections, go to www.votemanatee.com or call
For election results on Nov. 3 after the
polls close, visit www.islander.org.
County wavers on 700-foot beach pier
OCT. 28, 2009
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County commission wants no-drilling resolution
By Lisa Neff
Manatee County commissioners agreed Oct. 20
to move forward with adopting a resolution opposing
opening Florida waters to oil and natural gas drill-
The commission wants to vote on the resolu-
tion as early as November because offshore drilling
already is under discussion in the state capital.
The day after the commission vote for a draft
resolution against offshore drilling, the House Select
Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning
held a workshop in Tallahassee to explore expanding
With state budget forecasters predicting another
$2.6 billion reduction in state revenues going into the
2010-11 fiscal year, some lawmakers are suggesting
that lifting a ban on drilling in state waters could fuel
In the 2009 session, the House passed a bill that
would have opened state waters to natural gas and
oil drilling within three miles of shore. The Senate,
however, did not take up the bill.
County commissioners shared concerns about
drilling after hearing from Dr. Frank Alcock, an
expert with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, a
presentation requested by Commissioner Carol Whit-
more at a prior meeting.
Whitmore, last week, made the motion to draft a
resolution against drilling.
"I hope the support is up here at the dais," she
said. "I think we need to send a message to our legis-
lators.... I make a motion that we have staff prepare
a resolution for commissioners to sign not supporting
oil or gas drilling in state waters."
Commissioner Joe McClash seconded the motion,
which went on to pass unanimously.
McClash said he is concerned about the impact
on tourism and the environment. "If you do have it
closer to shore, you do have an environmental issue,"
"Last year scared the heck of out me when the
state [House] was passing things out of committee.
We really need to state ... there is no urgency to
rush into this. And there is no cheap fix to our econ-
I'm in support of the motion," said Commis-
sioner John Chappie. "The risks are too high.... Our
bread and butter is tourism around here. One accident
could ruin us for years and years and years."
BIEO also discuss
By Rick Catlin
Members of the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials are deeply concerned about the
potential for the Florida Legislature to open up new
areas in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore drilling.
Longboat Key representatives made an impas-
sioned plea at the BIEO Oct. 20 meeting for support
in opposing any change in state statutes to allow more
drilling in new areas.
Longboat Key Vice-Mayor Bob Siekmann said
the Legislature will either discuss opening new areas
in the Gulf of Mexico at a special session in Novem-
ber, or take up the idea during its 2010 session.
Siekmann said Longboat Key is opposed to any
change in the current status and invited BIEO mem-
bers to have their respective city commissions pass
resolutions supporting the position that no new areas
be opened for offshore exploration and drilling.
BIEO members agreed to discuss resolutions
at their city commission meetings, and Anna Maria
passed its version on Oct. 22.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Chuck Webb
said any resolutions or letters against offshore drilling
need to be presented "early" to the Legislature and
Commissioner Ron Getman questioned what
impact a resolution might have and also noted the
advances in tL clihnolo ,'' in the c. I'vy industry. But,
he said, the majority of comments he's received from
constituents go against expanded drilling opportuni-
ties and "I will vote accordingly."
After the vote, McClash suggested a future dis-
cussion on federal interests in expanding oil and drill-
"We definitely need to have our act together," he
opponents need a "game plan" to combat the efforts
of oil company lobbyists in Tallahassee.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said
resolutions will make the people "feel good," but
opponents need to get information on public opposi-
tion to members of the appropriate legislative com-
mittees that will bring the issue to a vote.
"Resolutions are good for the people, but do little
to sway the lawmakers," he said. Opponents of off-
shore drilling might want to consider hiring their own
lobbyist to make their views known, he suggested.
If the respective cities all agree they are against
future exploration and drilling, the BIEO can issue
a joint resolution at its November meeting, Bohnen-
In other business, Bradenton Beach Mayor
Michael Pierce agreed to be the BIEO's represen-
tative on the Joint Planning Committee established
by the 2002 "Accord" agreement between Manatee
County and incorporated cities.
Bohnenberger has been the Island's representative
since inception of the JPC, but asked to step down.
The BIEO will formally make Pierce the Island's
JPC representative at its Nov. 18 meeting. The alter-
nate will come from Longboat Key.
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By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria joined with Longboat Key in protest-
ing any plans by the Florida Legislature to open up
new areas in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural
At its Oct. 22 meeting, the city commission
unanimously adopted a resolution against any such
Commissioner Chuck Webb said adopting the
resolution is a "no-brainer," but the resolution may
have little affect on what state legislators decide.
"This resolution may not have much impact,
but no resolution will certainly have an impact," he
There's a major fight looming in Tallahassee and oil
companies have spent a lot of money lobbying legisla-
tors to open up new areas of the Gulf of Mexico for oil
and natural gas exploration, Webb said.
He explained that opponents of the idea have to
let the Legislature know their position now. Legislators
have to understand that, if they approve future explora-
tion, lawsuits and legal challenges could ensue to chal-
lenge environmental assessments and permits.
"The oil and gas groups are selling the idea as
'the state needs the money,' said Webb. "But no
money would come to Anna Maria. We need the reso-
lution to be on the record" and be ready for any future
actions, he said.
But the proposed resolution is just to keep new
exploration out of state waters. The federal govern-
ment controls the waters beyond the state's jurisdic-
tion out to 200 miles from the shore. That could be a
whole new fight, Webb indicated.
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Friends of the Island Library
unveiling of Fortenberry's
mural, Gifts from the Sea,
Oct. 21 at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. The mural
sponsored by the Friends of
the Island Library is dedi-
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a library supporter. Memo-
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wall can be purchased to
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as benefit the friends group.
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Nov. 9, 5 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., city commission organizational
Nov. 12,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
Nov. 19,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Nov. 5, 1 p.m., city pier team meeting.
Nov. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Nov. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
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Nov. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Nov. 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meet-
Nov. 24,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
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other and talk about 'them' and 'us.' We have to sup-
port the city, but not as factions."
Toilette told the estimated 200 listeners that her
main goal if re-elected is to preserve the "cottage-like
atmosphere and residential quality" of Anna Maria,
while at the same time maintaining the city's Pine
Avenue business district.
And that's the stated goal of the comprehensive
plan approved in 2007 by all five city commissioners,
"I am not here to call names, but to call us
together," Toilette said.
In his first time running for a political office, can-
didate Harry Stoltzfus said the crucial issue facing the
voters of Anna Maria is whether they want commis-
sioners who are pro-business or commissioners who
"This is a most critical time in Anna Maria," he
"We have very large and important issues and
the different stances are huge and definable. But the
election should always be about people."
If elected, Stoltzfus pledged he would "main-
tain the residential character of the city," and would
re-examine the city's retail-office-residential zoning
ordinance and amendments.
Stoltzfus has claimed that too many concessions
have been given to businesses in the ROR.
At the same time, Stoltzfus said he supports a
viable business community in Anna Maria. He's not
against growth, just uncontrolled growth.
An Internet blog ourannamaria.blogspot.com
- has urged voters to vote for Stoltzfus and incum-
bent commissioners Dale Woodland and John Quam,
who are both seeking re-election.
The same blog has alleged that city planner Alan
Garrett is also working for developers, and there are
not enough "pro-residential" commissioners.
Mayor Fran Barford, who is not up for re-elec-
tion, said the anonymous writers on the blog have
contributed to the divisiveness in the city and in the
The writers' accusations also have harmed the
reputation and professionalism of the city staff, while
the bl '.,_c i hide behind anonymity, she said.
Stoltzfus, Woodland and Quam all have distanced
themselves from the blog statements about Garrett
and claim they are not running collectively as a slate
Stoltzfus, however, has said there are not enough
"pro-residential" members of the commission.
Woodland, who said he has always run as his own
candidate, is concerned that the election appears to
be about "them" or "us," not electing candidates who
will work together for the good of the city.
"It's sad it has come to this," he said. "This is an
important election, maybe the most important ever
in the city."
"I love this job. I am the luckiest guy on the
planet. I love Anna Maria. I grew up here and I can't
think of anyplace else I want to live. The city always
comes first for me."
Candidate David Gryboski, who is seeking his
first political office, said the blog site is just divid-
ing the people when people should come together to
resolve issues, not fight over the issues.
He, too, wondered why it has come to "them" or
"us," and said it has created a polarizing atmosphere
in the city.
"It's unnecessary. Let's get over it and talk about
the issues and protect our neighborhoods," he said.
The idea that he or any of the other candidates
favor the business community over the residents is
ridiculous, Gryboski said.
"We are a residential community. We do have
a business district that we have to maintain for its
ambiance and the good of the city," he said.
Commissioner Quam also said he is running as
his own candidate and not part of any group.
"I have always run as my own person," he said.
Quam believes this is the "most important election
in Anna Maria in some time," because of a number of
issues, including development and the budget. He said
the commission has many land-development regulations
to revise to match the comprehensive plan.
At the same time, city revenues continue to
decline. He sees the next budget as the No. 1 issue
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for the new commission, not battling over who favors
business and who favors residents.
"We are always a residential community first,"
Quam believes that the voters realize the impor-
tance of the election and will be able to distinguish
between "them" and "us."
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many of them."
The two shared those messages with people Oct.
19 during The Islander's Popcorn and Politics forum
outside the newspaper office in Holmes Beach.
"I'm here working the crowd," said Shearon,
who is running on a six-point platform that includes
eliminating deficit spending, updating information
systems and business procedures, reviewing line-item
budgets, eliminating no-bid contracts and listening to
citizens and volunteers.
"I'm mingling. And having a good time," Pierce
said at the forum. He has said he is proud of capital
projects in recent years the rebuilt pier, new side-
walks and new solar lights in the business district -
and that the city did right by dipping into reserves to
avoid a millage rate increase for this year's budget.
About 125 mock ballots were cast at the Popcorn
and Politics event, and several dozen from Holmes
But just 11 ballots were cast in the Bradenton
Beach mayoral race eight for Shearon and three
Bradenton Beach resident Ken Lohn, who has
filed a lawsuit against the city and has been at odds
with the current and past administrations, attended
"I'm voting for Truman," he joked, before stating
his support for Shearon.
Bradenton Beach resident Carl Parks attended.
After marking his mock ballot, he said, "I just came
to see what the different candidates have to say."
"It's the place to be," said Bradenton Beach City
Commissioner Janie Robertson, who will retain her
seat on the commission without opposition.
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mission without opposition next week, attended.
Bradenton Beach resident Jo Ann Meilner, a
member of the city's planning and zoning board, also
attended, seeking to hear from candidates in all three
"I think it is an important election," she said of
the Bradenton Beach race. "I think every election is
Addressing the Popcorn and Politics audience,
Shearon said he wanted to "continue on in my service
to the city" and, he demanded, "We have to control
Pierce left the event before he could be called to
the microphone to attend a dinner in his honor at the
Both candidates said they are finding enthusiastic
support for their campaigns, and both urged citizen
participation on election day.
"It's going to be about getting people out to
vote," Shearon said. "That's the concern this year....
But there is reason to come out. Both of us are very
Pierce and Shearon ran against each other in the
2007 mayoral race seeking to succeed John Chappie,
who could not serve again due to a term limit.
Voting in Bradenton Beach is from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. Nov. 3 at Tingley Memorial Library.
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said. "Of all the three Island communities, I think
Holmes Beach is the most family friendly."
Sheridan, vice president of the Key Royale
homeowners association, said he also has been dis-
appointed by the high number of people with hos-
pitality, landscaping and construction jobs forced
off the Island because of the development of "mini-
Robinson is another first-timer running for city
commission and has been living in Holmes Beach
since 1991. He said he has been displeased with
wasteful spending. For example, he said he has seen
paved streets that did not need paving.
But that was not why he decided to run.
"When the majority voted to raise taxes by 10
percent," Robinson said, "I said, 'I've got to run.'"
Robinson said he has been working since he was
6, when he began delivering the weekly /I,,,mr.
News in West Virginia.
Morton is running for re-election, and is pushing
for a statewide recycling program that is similar to
one used in Minnesota. Morton said he would like to
use warehouses he cited some in eastern Manatee
County to temporarily hold any household appli-
ances made of rubber, plastic or metal that could
be recycled and used in other businesses instead of
thrown into crowded landfills.
"The landfills are way out of hand," Morton
Geyer has held office in the city of Holmes Beach
for more than 25 years, and was recently recognized
at a city commission meeting with an award for her
Zaccagnino, the leading vote-getter Oct. 19, said
the No. 1 issue he wants to attack is offshore drilling.
The issue of who will take the three seats at the
dias will be decided Nov. 3. All voters in Holmes
Beach cast ballots at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive.
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see the Nov. 11 print edition of the newspaper.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Janie Robert-
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Musical chairs, anyone?
Sometimes an election comes around and a sense of
change blows in the air. You can smell it and feel it, but
you just can't put a finger on it.
It's not that the incumbents, seeking another term and
another shot at keeping up the good work, have done any-
thing wrong. But sometimes, new people and new ideas
First off, no one really wants to change Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach. No one.
But improvements seem plausible in governing, ordi-
nances, planning, spending and filling loopholes in old
It may be one of those years when doing nothing pays
little in terms of votes. No initiative is not so good when
new voices are speaking to the choir.
Business as usual is not always good business.
And so it appears in two cities with choices to elect
only three from among five candidates, three incumbents
and two newbies, change may come.
We can't cite a problem that needs fixing, or a person
who couldn't accomplish it. We just think there's room for
new ideas, fresh thoughts and, especially, initiative.
We'd like to see leaders who lead the way.
And so Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, look for
distinction. Look for three candidates on the ballot you
believe can both lead and compromise and bring new ways
to budget, fund and legislate because it's needed.
Based on the straw poll at our Popcorn and Politics
event last week, some of the Island's incumbent officials
need to work harder to earn your vote and our recom-
In Anna Maria, we like newcomers David Gryboski
and Harry Stoltzfus if Stoltzfus can get beyond the
bloggers who claim him for their them-vs.-us clash.
Christine Toilette deserves a return to the dais, and
Dale Woodland has proven he can wield compromises,
but John Quam hasn't distinguished himself aside from
wielding the meeting gavel.
In Holmes Beach, newbie Andy Sheridan sounds solid
on issues, while Al Robinson is basing his campaign on
lowering taxes. Well, like it or not, the city will have less
to spend and must lower taxes, but how?
Incumbent David Zaccagnino has initiative, but needs
to find a way to be effective against the status quo. Pat
Morton is leading the city to a greener environment. And
while Pat Geyer has longevity in city government on her
side, there's been little time recently for her to be effective
due to health reasons.
It makes for tough choices.
In Bradenton Beach, it's a shame to see only one new
candidate and an incumbent came forward from the two
wards up for election and they will claim their seats. No
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candidate for the mayor's seat, is back for another try,
promoting his "business plan" for the city and anything
but "business as usual."
Shearon has ideas and plans for improvements.
Michael Pierce is hoping to keep the mayor's post,
one he earned with the backing of the former mayor, and
he's promoting a "keep-it-like-it-is" government. He's a
status quo guy in a city that is waiting to burst its seams
with growth and accompanying problems amid declining
revenues. He likes Bradenton Beach the way it is, and
doesn't see where it can be improved.
But we believe it can be improved, with better man-
agement, budgeting and the administration that Shearon
will provide. We think Shearon deserves the job.
See you at the polls Nov. 3.
See the results online at www.islander.org.
Anna Maria asset
Since selling Siam Garden Resort in July 2005, we've
had no financial connection to Anna Maria, but we still
love biking to the Island's north end, playing tourist when
we can, and admiring improvements that are slowly taking
shape on Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.
In 2001, we think we made an early contribution to
the city. We took a previously condemned eyesore called
the Castaways a hotbed of drugs and criminal activ-
ity according to the sheriff's office and turned it into
accommodations that attract respectable guests from all
over the world.
We removed dangerous Australian pines, three aban-
doned vehicles, more than 10,000 square feet of pavement,
and 40 huge dumpsters of trash and debris.
We then restored the dilapidated, unsafe structures and
installed the tropical gardens that guests and neighbors still
We were therefore quite surprised to read about Dale
Woodland's concern about "over development" in Anna
Maria (The Islander, Oct. 21), followed by his comment
that "Siam Garden is a good example of how this can have
a negative effect on the city" and then continuing with "it
is an increase in intensity and density."
Mr. Woodland is 100 percent wrong, to the detriment
of the city and citizens he supposedly serves.
To cite three examples, Siam Garden Resort, Anna
Maria Beach Cottages and the Blue Dolphin (all origi-
nally rundown properties) converted to shared owner-
ship to better meet the expenses of taxes, insurance,
maintenance and management. There has been abso-
lutely no change in their use, and there never can be,
under Anna Maria's codes.
Speaking only to the "intensity and density" issue on
the Siam property, it went from being 17 dirty, cheap, dan-
gerous apartments that often housed criminals to being 17
clean, attractive, safe apartments that house quality visi-
tors. Sorry to have degraded your vision of what Anna
Maria should be, Mr. Woodland.
We question how a man who has served three terms
as a commissioner can misinterpret "density and intensity"
to this degree, and be so out of touch with what is good for
Kent and Pa Davis, Holmes Beach
We wish to convey thanks to all those who have con-
tributed to making our stay just that much easier during a
difficult spell on our holiday.
Quite unexpectedly we were required to seek medical
help and, as a consequence, make contact with agencies
using faxes and e-mails.
Rather than refer to the various businesses and services
by name, I hope that this collective acknowledgement of
appreciation to the individuals involved will suffice. They
know who they are.
The experience only emphasizes for us just what a
special place this is. We have been made to feel so very
welcome by all those we have met. It is so easy to under-
stand why so many local residents strive to ensure that
the wonderful features and character that exists should
not be allowed to be changed beyond all recognition.
Dennis and Rosemary Machin, Kent, England
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 28, 2009 0 7
PAR for the (election) course
Once again, it's election time in Anna Maria. Five
candidates, each of whom deserves our appreciation and
respect, offer themselves in service to our community.
As in any election, there is a lot of information out
there. Some of it has to do with the very important question
of how our business and residential communities can coex-
ist in accordance with the city's comprehensive plan.
This mandate was born of a strong concern, expressed
on the record by commissioners and the former mayor, that
the business district was trending straight residential and
something needed to be done to encourage true mixed-
use development. Pine Avenue Restoration was formed
in response to that encouragement. Since then, we have
acted consistent with that plan and it's ensuing regula-
tions. We are proud to assert that we have done much less
than the law allows and much more than the law requires.
Naturally, activities of this scope raise questions, generate
As founding members of Pine Avenue Restoration,
we thought it useful to clarify our commitments in order
Anna Maria public works director
George McKay, right, and Sgt. Dave
Turner, supervisor of the Manatee
County \,.. i iff's Office substation in
the city, work up a sweat Oct. 12 as
they roll the city's trash and recycla-
ble containers from city hall to a site
on Gulf Drive where Waste Manage-
ment Inc. was to empty the contain-
ers. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
for voters to make informed decisions.
These are our commitments:
We will continue to operate within the existing bound-
aries of the business district, which comprises 2 percent of
We will resist any attempts to expand the business
district or it's activities into the residential district.
We will continue to plan and build well within existing
codes and ordinances.
We will continue to set and raise the standard for
responsive development. Our commitment to structural,
aesthetic and environmentally state-of-the art planning and
construction will become a model for others to follow.
We are opposed to motels in the commercial district.
Rumors notwithstanding, we have never applied, nor will
we apply for this use.
We remain committed to businesses that are commu-
nity-oriented, not tourism-focused. The secret to Anna
Maria is that visitors like what we like.
Our "strategic plan" is to be as transparent as possible
and open to inquiry, input and criticism. We will answer
any question as plainly and factually as possible.
That's it, those are our core commitments. When we
vote next Tuesday, let's vote based on facts and issues that
affect us all, not on rumors that scare some of us.
As we've said before, there may be others who love
Anna Maria as much as we do, but no one loves it more.
Ed Chiles and Mike Coleman
In the Oct. 27, 1999, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard and Bradenton
Beach Mayor Connie Drescher rejected a proposal at the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting by
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney to discuss
consolidation of the three Island cities, giving Maloney's
suggestion a "thumbs-down." Shumard and Drescher said
it would be a waste of time to even discuss consolidation,
an idea that has been rejected several times since 1960.
Anna Maria city commissioners failed to reach a
consensus on whether or not to amend the city's alco-
holic beverage ordinance to allow the Sign of the Mermaid
and Ato's restaurants to sell beer and wine, although city
attorney Bob Hendrickson said the city had the ability to
change the ordinance.
Holmes Beach officials learned that the city's police
chief has the power to close all bars in the event of an
emergency, such as the approach of a hurricane. Police
Chief Jay Romine said he thought only the sheriff's office
could declare a state of emergency and invoke emergency
measures, but city attorney Patricia Petruff said a state
law gives the city the authority. The city can designate a
person, such as the police chief, the power to declare an
emergency, she said.
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Oct. 19 51 77
Oct. 20 59 84 0
Oct. 21 i,)..66 88 O0
Oct.(2, 69, d88 0
Oct. 23 ,'69 86 0
Oct. 24 67' -85 0
Average Gulf water temperature 680
24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily
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Day-care applicants miss meeting
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board met
Oct. 20 in what members believed would be a public
hearing for a proposed day-care center at 305 Pine
Ave. in which the new owners would live upstairs
while the day care would operate at the ground level.
The property is located in the city's retail-office-res-
Board members were surprised to learn that the
applicants would not attend the hearing. Property
owner Ed Rost, who is selling to Becki and Terry
Rozhon, attended and apologized for the Rozhons.
"They won't be here until Thursday," he
explained. The couple has a day care in Massachu-
setts that operates Monday through Thursday.
The proposed Anna Maria day care would be an
upscale learning center called Kinderhof, which has
centers nationwide, according to the application.
While board members were generally pleased
about the day-care proposal, member Frank Pytel
said he had a number of questions that could only be
answered by the applicants.
"Overall, I like what they are doing and I have no
serious problem," Pytel said, but he needs the people
running the school to answer some questions.
Board chairman Doug Copeland wanted to know
how many students the day care would have, how park-
ing would be arranged on Fridays when all the families
attend, if there would be an outdoor activity center and
if there would be on-site food preparation.
He also was concerned that the business would
have a high fence.
Copeland said it would be difficult for him to cast
a vote to approve the plan without answers.
Board member Sandy Mattick, who owns the
Pine Avenue Store adjacent to the day care, was con-
cerned about delivery trucks presenting a safety issue
Unfortunately, said Rost, all he knew was that
the sale was set to close Oct. 22 and was dependent
upon the board's approval of the site plan.
City planner Alan Garrett suggested the board
grant "preliminary site-plan approval" subject to sub-
mission of a final site-plan. Garrett also prepared a
number of questions for the applicants to answer at
the final site-plan hearing.
Board member Jim Conoly favored the suggestion,
noting that the board is not making any decision on the
Anna Maria city commissioners last week directed
city attorney Jim Dye to look into how elected offi-
cials can get increased pensions and other benefits
offered by the Florida Division of Retirement.
The problem is that the benefits must be accepted
by the city by Dec. 31, but the city charter prohib-
its any elected official from receiving an increase in
benefits during his or her term in office.
"This would be a delayed entry and the state
won't accept it," said Dye.
The city charter states that any benefit increase
can only become applicable after a commissioner or
mayor goes through a re-election cycle following
approval of the increase, Dye said.
That includes not just a salary increase, but any
increase in pension and health benefits, he said.
Webb said it was his understanding that Anna
Maria elected officials were already in the state pro-
gram for benefit increases.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said he did not
oppose the measure as long as it did not cost the city
Webb responded that the benefits involve state
funds, not city money, but suggested Dye look into
sale of the property, just on the proposed use.
Pine Avenue businessman Mike Coleman said
his grandchildren went to a school operated under
the Kinderhof program.
The Rozhons would be the owner-operators and
live on the property. That's exactly the type of "mom-
and-pop" business the city wants in the ROR, Cole-
The board granted preliminary approval, subject
to the Rozhons appearing before the board and meet-
ing several stipulations for final site-plan approval.
Dye said he would investigate the statutes further
and report back to commissioners.
In other business, the commission approved a
permit for a flea market at Ginny's and Jane E's, 9806
Gulf Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, and
waived the $100 permit fee for the Roser Memorial
Community Church to hold its Bethlehem Walk from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12.
Commissioners also waived the building permit
fee for the church to replace its roof.
Mayor Fran Barford advised that boat owners
should be especially careful due to a recent spate of
boat thefts on the Island.
At the same time, Barford said the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office substation in Anna Maria
recently obtained a new all-terrain vehicle and a
personal watercraft through a grant application by
Sgt. Dave Turner, the officer in charge of the sub-
The ATV will be used for beach patrol, while the
personal watercraft is available to patrol near-shore
waters, especially near the Anna Maria City Pier, Rod
& Reel Pier and the waters of Bimini Bay.
Re-elect Bralenton Beala
~ Dedicated to continuing to improve the quality of
life for the residents, businesses and visitors of the city.
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* Kept the millage rate the same for the second year in a row using
funds from reserves that were purposely set aside several years ago
when property taxes were at their highest.
* Actively going after delinquent sanitation and stormwater accounts
to help balance the budget.
* Improved pedestrian safety by installing sidewalks on Gulf Drive
and on Cortez Road.
* Installing innovative energy-saving solar lights along the business
* Took action to protect residents and city employees with a policy
to deal with communicable diseases, including hlnl flu, as seen on
Bay News 9.
* Continued improvement of city pier, dingy dock and city parks.
* Meet monthly with department heads to set and monitor goals.
* Set strategy to increase interdepartmental communications
* Efficiently manages staff and projects for maximum cost and effec-
* During my tenure, the city has attained nearly $1 million in grant
* Plans and prepares for times of crisis by attending Governor's Hur-
ricane Conferences; can serve as support to county EOC.
* Streamlined municipal budget while leveraging funding to sustain
highest levels of service during difficult financial times.
* Developed interdepartmental communication strategy; increased
understanding and efficiency via cross-training.
* Guided by principles which help Bradenton Beach grow economi-
cally while protecting public health and the environment.
* Opposes offshore/nearshore drilling along Florida coasts.
* Accomplished critical sidewalk projects at no cost to the city.
* Proponent of waterborne transportation and managed mooring in
* Bikes the city regularly to observe conditions.
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Anna Maria reviews benefits, permits
THE ISLANDER U OCT. 28, 2009 0 9
BB commission focuses on clutter
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners are considering
a couple of options to clear clutter and establish a city
look, especially in the central business district.
The commission convened to discuss several
topics Oct. 14, including the installation of posts to
collect directional signs to downtown businesses and
the replacement of individual newspaper boxes on
public property with a series of modular newsracks
or newspaper condos.
City building official Steve Gilbert introduced
Earlier this year, a local businesswoman asked
city officials to help customers find her business,
located off the city's two main commercial streets
- Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.
The request led Gilbert and public works direc-
tor Tom Woodard to discuss options, which Gilbert
explored with commissioners and Mayor Michael
Gilbert said one option, not funded in the city
budget, would be to install poles or short monument
signs along Gulf Drive near the intersections of First
Street North and Third Street South.
The installations would provide space to direct
passersby to four to six businesses.
A large sign already directs passersby to Bridge
While there are not now many businesses on First
Street North and Third Street South now, Gilbert said,
the commercial area likely will grow.
"The opportunity is there," he said, adding that
the city has a chance to establish a unified look and
resolve a problem while minimizing signage. "The
big advantage is the city gets to set the look for the
Gilbert added, "The starting point is, does the
city committee think this is a valid exercise?"
Commissioners did not take a vote, but instead
encouraged Gilbert to further research the issue,
which also would be reviewed by the ScenicWAVES
committee, the planning and zoning board and the
CRA committee, which consists of the commission
and resident Connie Drescher and businessman Ed
Commissioners also asked Gilbert to further
research the option of installing modular newsracks
for publications to eliminate the clutter of individual
He suggested that the city, as it reworks its ordi-
nance on newsracks, provide for modular racks on
public locations and maintain certain perimeters for
newsboxes on private property.
"We don't want to legislate anybody out of exis-
tence," Gilbert said.
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Deteriorating news racks are unwelcome at the beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach cannot sustain "Business as Usual."
Current leadership has failed to face this reality. -5
I am a small business owner in our city. I served three years r
on our city commission and on many of our volunteer boards
and have come to know our city's strengths and weaknesses.
My only civic involvement is Bradenton Beach.
My sole focus is Bradenton Beach.
Waste and inefficiencies continue:
* $150,000 in reserves used in the past two years to balance
* $127,000 for decorative street lights, exceeded the budget,
had no Community Development Authority recommendation,
and no competitive bids. "
* $99,000 owed to the city for services is past due and goes
* Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent on unfinished Sti -
projects. alneslt -Io
* Budget policies and procedures are inefficient and decades old. allmi t nf -3i
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will celebrate Octoberfest with the
public on Friday, Oct. 30.
The event, scheduled for 5 p.m., will feature a
German feast for $12 per plate.
For more information, call 941-778-1813.
Center offers new classes
Zumba instructor Esther Forestandi will teach classes
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, starting in November.
Forestandi will teach a class on Saturdays, starting
Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., and another class on Wednesdays,
starting Nov. 11, at 10 a.m.
Also, Center instructor Barbara Hines will teach
a class in silk painting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov.
A cardio workout class with trainer Reba Moeller
will begin Nov. 9 and take place Mondays at 9 a.m.
There is a fee associated with Center programs.
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Museum hosts exhibit
The South Florida Museum will host a reception
for "For Everglades: Photos by Clyde Butcher and Jeff
Ripple" Friday, Oct. 30.
Butcher and Ripple are expected to attend.
Tickets for the presentation are $10.
The exhibit, from Oct. 29 to Jan. 17, will include
60 photographs by Butcher and Ripple, who, according
to a news release, "approached this project as artists,
rather than scientists, venturing deep into the swamp
in search of perfect locations and light. The photos,
accompanied by the photographers' thoughts, are a
celebration of this mysterious land."
The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
For more information, call 941-746-4131 or visit
the Web site at www.southfloridamuseum.org.
Sandbar to host bingo
The Sandbar Restaurant will host a series of Bingo
for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas
Party for Kids.
Bingo will be played at 6 p.m. Nov. 4, Nov. 11
and Nov. 18 at the restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Game sheets, with four games per sheet, will be
offered for $3.
The nightly grand prize will be a turkey, but prizes
will be awarded for each game.
For more information, call the restaurant at 941-
Jessica Baker-Gregg and C In I. Colson married
Aug. 1, on the beach on Anna Maria Island. The Rev.
Kenneth L. Merritt performed the ceremony. The
bride is the daughter of Dolores Baker and the late
Cecil Baker of Holmes Beach. The groom is the son
of Ed and Mary Colson ofBradenton. A reception
followed at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria.
The couple honeymooned in Key West and they
reside in Holmes Beach.
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County contracts marine rescue construction
By Lisa Neff
Manatee County commissioners recently approved
a $1.1 million contract for a marine rescue headquar-
ters south of Leffis Key in bayside Bradenton Beach.
The headquarters in the planning stage for a
decade will provide work space for the marine
rescue lifeguards, storage space for gear and vehicles,
a conference and lecture room that may be used by
schools and teachers, training facilities for lifeguards
and lockers for their personal effects and computer
facilities for employees.
The headquarters also will contain work and stor-
age space for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office's
marine deputy branch, currently stationed at Regatta
Point on the northwest side of the Green Bridge in
On Oct. 20, the county board of commissioners
approved by consent the execution of a contract for
$1.149 million with Zirkelbach Construction Inc. of
Palmetto for the headquarters.
"We will have the contract signed by the builder
and then it is in the hands of our property management
division," said Jay Moyles, chief of the marine rescue
Moyles praised the property management team for
working "hard to bring this to the point we are at now,
and we are all excited.
"We finally have a home and can't wait to see the
first signs of construction on this long-awaited build-
The marine rescue division currently has its offices
in the county public-safety complex in east Bradenton,
but the lifeguards operate primarily out of a storage
room at the back of a rest room at Coquina Bayside
or from their towers.
The contract for the headquarters calls for the proj-
ect to be completed in 252 days.
The headquarters will consist of 4,250 square feet
and will be elevated on concrete pilings to provide for
boat and vehicle parking below.
Holmes Beach smoke no
cause for alarm
The Manatee County Utilities Department will be
testing sewer lines in Holmes Beach through Nov. 9
by putting non-toxic smoke in the lines and testing for
Mark Fransen of Manatee County said the tests
will be performed between 31st Street and 52nd Street
and people should not be alarmed if they see smoke
coming from the ground during the testing period.
For more information on the process, call 941-795-
By Rick Catlin
The Florida Department of Transportation and its
public relations firm, ValErin Inc., canceled an Oct.
27 open house at Anna Maria City Hall that was to
provide information about federal stimulus projects
on the Island.
An Oct. 13 open house also was canceled.
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford said the DOT
gave no indication when the meeting will take place.
"We're as anxious as everyone to get the details.
We've done our part, now we're just waiting for the
DOT to get up to speed," she said.
The DOT announced in April that Anna Maria was
approved for nearly $1.2 million worth of construction,
including sidewalks in several locations, improvements
to Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue and some much-needed
repairs to both city bridges.
Other Island projects on the DOT list are $78,000
for a new traffic light at the Manatee Avenue-East Bay
Drive intersection in Holmes Beach and $830,000 for
corridor improvements to State Road 789 in Bradenton
Additionally, two sidewalk projects in Holmes
Beach totaling $110,000 are on the DOT stimulus
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Together as financial supporters and volunteers:
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Trial for attack
THE ISLANDER U OCT. 28, 2009 0 13
AM pier committee gets good news
suspects again delayed
By Rick Catlin
The trial of two men accused of the April 2008 home
invasion and beating of former Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Linda Cramer has been postponed until Feb. 22,
the sixth time the court date has been rescheduled.
After five previous continuances, the trial was set
to begin Oct. 10, but an Oct. 2 motion by Christopher
Drescher for another postponement was granted by
Judge Gilbert Smith.
According to the Manatee County Clerk of the
Circuit Court Web site, the trial has been postponed
until Feb. 22, 2010.
Drescher and co-defendant Michael Gambuzza
were arrested in May 2008 and charged with one count
each of home invasion and robbery, a first-degree
felony, and one count each of false imprisonment, a
Both suspects have been in the Manatee County
jail since they were arrested about a week after the inci-
dent. They also have both entered not guilty pleas.
Cramer was beaten and robbed at the home of her
boyfriend, Joe Pandolph of Crescent Drive, who was
not at home, after two men posing as delivery men
forced their way into the house.
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has pro-
vided $2,000 in "seed money" to the Anna Maria City
Pier Centennial committee to begin ordering items
the committee will sell before and during the celebra-
While the $2,000 isn't a lot of money, committee
chairperson Sissy Quinn said the money is a start and
allows the committee to move forward with plans to
purchase and sell a number of items before and during
The funds will be repaid to the historical society
from the sale proceeds, Quinn said.
Committee members examined some sample
T-shirts prepared by Joan Carter of J&J Graphics in
Anna Maria and Joe Hutchinson of Beach-Style Recy-
cled in Holmes Beach.
Quinn said the committee will purchase as many
items as possible from Island businesses and use the
services of Island companies for the planned events.
The committee also looked at some sample pen-
dants that could be sold, and discussed other fundrais-
ing opportunities such as coffee mugs, posters, post-
cards and baseball hats with a centennial logo.
Activities still under consideration are a fishing
tournament, band concert, period fashion show, fire-
works display, a "Taste of the Island" food festival, a
display of the U.S. Coast Guard's four-masted sailing
ship "Eagle," and local artists painting sea turtles to
Other potential activities include a marching band
from Manatee High School and other musical perfor-
But the committee dropped the idea of a trolley
rotating guests from one Island pier to another to
sample cuisine from pier restaurants.
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford assured the
committee assurances that the pier will be in good
shape for the centennial, and indicated there is a
slight possibility the Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Committee might provide some funds for
upgrading the pier structure.
"The good news is that the pier is structurally
sound," she told the committee. There are some
issues under the bait shop, but, overall, the structure
is in good shape, according to the engineers," she
Any funds from the TDC will be put to good use
on the pier, Barford told the committee.
The committee will meet again at 4 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 16, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
The committee welcomes the public and any business
interested in participating in the centennial.
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Island police reports
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No new reports.
No new reports.
Oct. 13,500 block 65th Street, fraud. The complainant
said someone entered his unlocked vehicle overnight and
took his wallet, containing credit cards, identification and
$10. Mark Kraus, 19, of Holmes Beach, later admitted the
theft to police and the use of a credit/debit card to pump
25 gallons of gasoline into his vehicle, after which he said
he threw the card away.
Oct. 16, 100 block 36th Street, burglary. The com-
plainant said someone took approximately $365 worth of
items from her vehicle.
Oct. 16, 2800 block Avenue E, burglary. The com-
plainant said someone took approximately $1,300 worth
of fishing gear from his porch.
Oct. 16, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach Resort,
burglary. The complainant said that someone took two
bicycles with a total value of $175, from the resort.
Oct. 16, 200 block 35th Street, burglary. The com-
plainant said someone took $2,250 worth of golf clubs
and golf gear from her carport.
Oct. 17, 500 block 77th Street, burglary. The com-
plainant said she returned home after being gone for the
summer and found items valued at approximately $540
missing from her house.
Oct. 17, 2800 block Gulf Drive, warrants. A prop-
erty owner called officers regarding a car parked in front
of their residence for an extended period of time. The
vehicle's owner arrived as officers arrived on scene, and
subsequent checks revealed he had outstanding warrants
and was arrested.
Oct. 17, 5602 Marina Drive, White Egret, theft. The
store owner said he suspected a new employee of theft. An
estimated $215 was missing and the employee quit before
the matter could be resolved.
Oct. 18, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, theft of
vehicle. The complainant said he left his car parked in the
lot overnight and it was missing the next day when he went
to retrieve it.
Oct. 19, 500 block 72nd Street, theft. The complainant
said someone took about $100 in coins from his house.
Officers noted pry marks on the door.
Oct. 19, 5700 block Carissa Lane, burglary. The
complainant said someone took $20 from his unlocked
Oct. 19, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft. Officers
were called to a suspected shoplifting in progress. The
suspects were apprehended with wine and beer that had
not been paid for and were arrested.
Oct. 20, 3100 block Avenue F, burglary. The com-
plainants said someone broke into their two cars and took
about $5 from the vehicles.
Oct. 20, 3100 block Gulf Drive, burglary. The complain-
ant said he discovered his vehicle trunk open and approxi-
mately $200 worth of clothing missing.
Oct. 20, 2700 block Gulf Drive, burglary. Officers
responded to a report of a burglary of items from motor-
cycles. A trail of items led officers to the beach where
they followed the trail of material and tire tracks south.
One of the victims notified officers that he had observed
the suspects in a golf cart and that the suspects took the
items to a location Bradenton Beach where the property
was recovered and the two suspects were arrested.
Oct. 20,3000 beach access, burglary. The complainant
said someone took his wife's wallet containing $80 and
a debit card from his vehicle. The debit card was used
several times before it was canceled.
Oct. 21, 4408 Gulf Drive, Church of the Annuncia-
tion, burglary. The complainant said someone took his GPS
system, valued at $725, from his car.
Oct. 21, 400 block 74th Street, domestic. Officers
were called to an abandoned 911 call. Upon arrival, offi-
cers noticed that the caller had several abrasions on her
legs and back and a bump on her head. According to the
report, she said her boyfriend beat her up. Drugs and alco-
hol were involved and the victim was taken to the hospital
while the boyfriend was arrested.
Oct. 22, 4300 block Gulf Drive, obstruction. Offi-
cers attempted a routine traffic stop for driver and passen-
gers not wearing seat belts. The vehicle sped away, went
through a ditch near Harbor Drive and the occupants left
the vehicle and ran away. While officers attempted to find
the suspects, they returned to the vehicle and left the scene.
A pursuit again ensued, the vehicle was again stopped and
the suspects ran away.
HB: Two prowler
By Mike Quinn
Special to The Islander
When off-duty Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9
Deputy Tom Franklin spotted four men ducking behind
bushes Oct. 22, he suspected they were up to no good.
Franklin notified the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment, which took two men into custody. Two others got
The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the
200 block of South Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach, where
several residents reported seeing men with guns running
in their yards, though they did not know whether the men
were police officers or suspects.
After Franklin's call Oct. 22,
an HBPD officer spotted the men,
who allegedly fit the description of
four men who earlier had fled a traf-
fic stop in the area Oct. 21 and left
behind their car.
The HBPD officer told two
Cerulits of the suspects, one of whom was
later identified as Ernest Curry, 19,
of 3408 16th St. Court E., Braden-
ton, to stop and walk toward him,
but they took off running in opposite
directions through back yards and
The HBPD officer was search-
Curry ing back yards when he saw Curry's
red shorts in the bushes. Curry was
then taken into custody.
Another suspect, Obenson Cerulist, 19, of 311 60th
Ave. Drive E., Bradenton, also allegedly ran, but was
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Pat's ability to bring positive and successful leadership to Holmes Beach
government was proven during her more than 25 years of service.
* Pat has been recognized for her years of service by the Florida League of
* Pat pledges to support businesses in the city of Holmes Beach.
* Pat will insure the interests of commerce and the residential community will
complement one another
* Pat will work toward the city revisiting the disaster and hurricane evacuation
plans due to Minto Communities' Perico development.
* Pat will watch beach erosion and will get actively involved at the county level
to keep our beaches pristine and open to the public.
Pat will keep a respectful eye on the city's growth
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Holmes Beach Police arrested three people last week
for vehicle burglaries, with further charges pending.
Collin Thompson and Julie Stokes of Bradenton
Beach were charged Oct. 20. Thompson faces two counts
of burglary and one count of grand theft and Stokes faces
two counts of burglary.
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apprehended and taken into custody.
Both men face charges of loitering, prowling and
resisting arrest without violence.
Curry posted an $870 bail bond, while Cerulist
remains in the Manatee County jail.
According to Manatee County online court records,
both men have numerous felony and misdemeanor arrests
on their record.
Mike Quinn is publisher of newsmanatee.com, a news
partner of The Islander.
Burdette 'Burd' Doerr
Burdette "Burd" Doerr, 86, of Holmes Beach and for-
merly of Chicago Heights and Park Forest, Ill., died Oct.
Born in New Orleans, she moved to Anna Maria Island
in 1993. She attended St. Bernard Catholic Church and
was involved in the church's Women's Guild and youth
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
She is survived by children Diana Cruz, Michael and
wife Valera, Ed and wife Joanne, Jan Martch and hus-
band Ken, Mary Jane, Kathy Fares and husband David,
Nick and wife Carolyn, Joanne, Bill and wife Sally, Eileen
Johnson and husband Mike, Laura Guzzino and husband
Sam, Rick and wife Sheila, and Renee Kuta and husband
Dennis; 30 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister
Laura Spaulding; and cousin Dolores Harrell.
Mary Elizabeth Mixon
Mary Elizabeth Mixon, 80, of Bradenton, died Oct.
Mrs. Mixon was the first baby born in Manatee County
in 1929. She was the "backbone" of Mixon Fruit Farms for
more than 50 years.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 27, at Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th
St. E., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made
to Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E.,
Bradenton FL 34208, Tidewell Hospice, 4151 37th St. E.,
Palmetto FL 34221, or to help someone in need.
She is survived by her husband William P Jr.; sons
Dean and wife Janet of Anna Maria Island, and Don
and wife Kathie; brother Ted Collins and wife Helen;
grandson Stephen; granddaughter Lori Elizabeth; step-
granddaughters Julie Busa (Heath), Kaycee Huber; step-
grandson Rick Permuy and step-great-granddaughter
In a separate incident, police arrested Michael Wallen
of Holmes Beach for allegedly burglarizing a car in the 300
block of 59th Street.
According to the police report, Wallen initially pro-
vided information to police as a witness. But, in a subse-
quent conversation with an HBPD officer, Wallen allegedly
confessed to burglarizing the vehicle because he needed
Wallen faces charges of burglary to a vehicle and pro-
Wifi hot spots
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Other free hot spots on the Island:
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Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf
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Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive.
Melinda's Cafe & Catering, 5315 Gulf Drive.
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the Island. If you offer this convenience, please, e-mail
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sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1915 on a 52x145 lot
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sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1960 on a 75x100 lot
was sold 10/07/09, Carpe Diem Partners LLC to
Vanoradel for $285,000; list $315,000.
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It wasn't for real, but it was really fun.
The results are in from The Islander's unof-
ficial Popcorn and Politics poll held Oct. 19 at the
newspaper's meet-the-candidates forum.
Five candidates are seeking three seats on the
Anna Maria commission. Incumbent Christine L.
Tollette placed first with 102 straw votes; new-
comer David R. Gryboski, second, 93 votes; and
incumbents John J. Quam and Dale Woodland tied
for third, 37 votes. Harry Stoltzfus placed fourth
with 31 votes.
With the smallest number of attendees at the
event, polling for Bradenton Beach mayor resulted
in eight votes for challenger William "Bill"
Shearon and three votes for incumbent Michael
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Holmes Beach commission. Incumbent David
Zaccagnino placed first in the poll with 22 votes;
incumbent Pat Geyer placed second with 16 votes
and Andrew Sheridan placed third with 15 votes.
Fourth place went to incumbent Pat Morton with
nine votes and fifth place to Al Robinson with
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Oct. 29, report cards and teacher conferences.
Oct. 31, annual AME-PTO Fall Festival: 10
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Nov. 11, no school.
Nov. 12, Domino's pizza day.
Nov. 13, PTO meeting.
Nov. 17, PTO dinner and second-grade perfor-
Nov. 25-27, no school.
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pledging to be drug-free.
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Island resident Debra Landesberg has opened
College Tour at 5916 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
to provide college-bound students with all the best
and latest information about entering their college
Debra's services include
how to find financial aid and
scholarships, how to determine
the right college for the individ-
ual, how to design a resume and
hnw to create cnllPoe entrance
Debra also provides insight
Landesberg into college academic life, includ-
ing how to choose a college based upon a career path,
what courses to concentrate on for a particular degree
and how to budget finances while a college student.
For more information or an appointment, call
Debra at 813-230-8992.
Chef Ray teaches, too
Euphemia Haye Restaurant at 5540 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, will hold another class
in his series on international luncheon cooking on
Oct. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Each lesson includes a three-course luncheon and
hands-on cooking tips from chef and owner Ray-
mond Arpke. Cuisine from such countries as Greece,
Germany and Spain will be highlighted. A different
country is featured at each class.
The cost is $60 per person per class and reserva-
tions may be made by calling 941-383-3633 or going
to the restaurant Web site at www.EuphemiaHaye.
New flea for the Island
Island Flea at 5704 Marina Drive will open Nov.
4 and owners Nicole Heslop and Jon Westergard
promise something for everyone at the new store.
The couple formerly owned and operated Every-
thing Under the Sun for 11 years at the same location
and have spent the past several months remodeling
the "cool shop and fun place," said Nicole.
Island Flea will have fresh produce, seafood,
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Euphemia Haye restaurant owner and chef Ray
Arpke cooks up a luncheon lesson. Islander Photo:
a doggie boutique, plants, pots and trees, cut flow-
ers, organic fertilizer, jewelry and art works, fresh
squeezed juices and citrus, an Internet cafe and cloth-
ing by Salt Life.
"And much more," added Nicole.
Island Flea will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday.
For more information, call 941-778-4402, or go
on the Web to www.theislandflea.com.
Merle Norman renews
Stephanie Brower of Merle Norman Cosmet-
ics at 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Unit C, has made a
number of changes to the cosmetic salon since she
of Merle Norman
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Avenue in Bra-
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purchased the store in March 2008.
Merle Norman has been a family-operated busi-
ness in Manatee County for more than 30 years, and
Stephanie was excited to join a company that has
been in business nationwide for 88 years. And, she
noted, more than 98 percent of all Merle Norman
cosmetics are made in America.
Since purchasing the studio, Stephanie has fully
remodeled the interior and now offers a variety of
spa services, including custom facials, manicures,
pedicures, w a'.ill. specialty makeup and makeup
"We' ve had our makeover, now it's your turn for
a makeover," Stephanie said with a smile.
"Check out our new look and we'll help you with
your look," is a pretty good motto, she said.
To celebrate the completion of the remodeled
studio, Stephanie will host a grand re-opening party
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov.
Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on
Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Thursday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4
For more information, call 941-795-1597.
Zegway rolls to new spot
Zegway by the Bay Inc. has moved to a new
location at the Club Bamboo, 2502 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, just across Gulf Drive from its
Owner Becky Kramer said she plans a ribbon-
cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in
conjunction with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Zegway rents transporters to visitors similar to
the one used in the movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop,"
ISLANDER CRAZY, CREEPY, CRAWLY
The Islander invites you to celebrate Halloween
and a howling good time Oct. 30!
The Islandernewspaper will host a critter corral in front of the newspaper
office from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Oct. 30. Prizes will be offered for pets in the
scariest, most original and silliest costumes, as well as pet-owner look-alikes.
Contestants will gather in a corral outside the office. 5404 Marina Drive. Holmes
Beach, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
office with a kid's costume contest and then a trick-or-treating adventure in downtown
Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and view the
promenade of costumed animals.
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
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Sunday 9:30am Traditional Worship
Octob'erfest Fellowship follows
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that allow people to tour the Island on the designated
Office hours are from 9 a.m. to sundown, seven
days a week. Guides are available for group tours,
For more information, call 941-565-2082.
Whitney Plaza fair
The Whitney Plaza on Longboat Key will hold
its first fair of the season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31
and Nov. 1, and the theme is Halloween.
Attendees are invited to dress up in their best
Halloween costumes. Plaza stores will have trick-or-
treating for youngsters.
Many new dealers and artists will participate in the
fair, including a vendor with Florida-grown organic
produce. Proceeds from the space rentals will benefit
the Save our Seabirds Sanctuary.
Food will be provided by the Longboat Deli and
Tiny's Bar will host a Halloween party Oct. 31.
The Longboat Body Retreat in the plaza will have a
registered nurse on duty for free blood pressure, sugar
level and other medical checks, while the Southeast
High School dance team will hold a car wash.
For more information, call 941-383-1901.
Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton,
will celebrate its harvest in November.
The plans at Mixon, owned by Islanders Janet and
Dean Mixon, includes a 20 percent discount for veter-
ans on Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11, store specials
Nov. 11-15, a performance by the Billy Rice Band
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, a health fair Nov. 13
and a festival Nov. 14.
The Nov. 14 lineup includes a classic cars and
motorcycle show, food and retail vendors and local
bands, including Mystry, Siren, Little Boy Creep and
Jimi Gee's 16-piece band.
The celebration concludes Nov. 15 with more
music, including The Wheedles, Gumbo Boogie Band,
Dr. Dave, New Justice and Shineola.
"We have never done anything this big before,"
said Janet Mixon. "We wanted to do something that
could interest anyone and everyone."
For more information, call Mixon at 941-748-
The October Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange will take place
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Anna Maria Beach
Cottages, 112 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.
In the Halloween spirit, the card exchange is a
costume party, and although a costume is optional, a
prize will be awarded for the best costume.
CrossPointe Fellowship has donated its parking
Mike and Susan
fully stocked The
315 Pine Ave.,
A Anna Maria, with
l ffip-lop themed
key chains, book
marks, dishes and,
yes, flip-flops. Next
door to the store,
the Brinsons oper-
ate Anna Maria
dations Inc. For
lot for guests and Beach Bum Rentals will provide
a shuttle service to and from the church to the cot-
"It's wonderful to have great neighbors here on
Anna Maria Island," said Deb Wing of the Chamber.
"Thank you all for your help."
For more information about the event, call 941-
778-1503 or 800-778-2030.
Got a new business going up in Anna Maria
Island, Cortez, Palma Sola, west Bradenton or
Longboat Key? How about a new product or service,
an anniversary, a new hire, or an award-winning
staff member? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978, fax
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Wednesday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. Einstein's Circle group discussion on neurobiology and
spirituality at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Busi-
ness Card Exchange atAnna Maria Beach Cottages, 112 OakAve., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
Friday, Oct. 30
3:30 to 6 p.m. Trail of Treats and costume contest begins at the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
5 p.m. Canine Costume Contest roundup in the Canine Corral at
the Islander Newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
5 p.m. Octoberfest at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
Saturday, Oct. 31
9 a.m. -Antique and art fair at Whitney Beach Plaza, 6810 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.
10 a.m. -AME Fall Festival costume contest, parade and festival
with food, refreshments, entertainment, games and prizes. Information:
Sunday, Nov. 1
9 a.m. -Antique and art fair at Whitney Beach Plaza, 6810 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.
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Wednesday, Nov. 4
6 p.m. Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas
Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.
First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, noon, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
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Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 PineAve.,
Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.
Wednesday and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
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Thursday, Oct. 29
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Grape Escape wine dinner to benefit the Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at the Tuscany Res-
taurant, Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-798-8122. Fee applies.
6 p.m. Eat, Drink and Be Merry Film Series presents "Eat Drink
Man Woman" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
7:30 p.m. Opening night of"Nunsense" at Manatee Players, 102
Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 15. Information: 941-748-5875.
Friday, Oct. 30
5 p.m. -Artist reception, book signing and presentation by Clyde
Butcher and Jeff Ripple at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies for presentation por-
6:30 to 9 p.m. Family Halloween Carnival at De Soto National
Memorial Park, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information:
Saturday, Oct. 31
6:30 p.m. Poe at the Crosley featuring dinner and tales at the
Powel Crosley Estate, One Seagate Drive, Bradenton. Information: 941-
722-3244. Fee applies.
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers are accept- Also in keeping with tradition, the Privateers
ing applications for participation in the group's will host Santa Claus in the parade, as well as at
annual Christmas Parade, which will take place a post-parade party at Coquina, where Santa will
at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. hand out gifts to children.
The parade will follow its traditional route, Refreshments are free for kids.
from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina For more information, including applications,
Beach in Bradenton Beach. call Sue or Greg "Wig" Luzier at 941-725-0184.
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Fresh stone crabs, prices rolled
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Longboat Key's finest waterfront view!
9 dinners for $9.99 each, 11:30-5:30
Plus, Seafood and Steak.
Happy hour 4-1pm!
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7 to 10 p.m. -Gulf Shore Animal League "Haunted Barn" at 1703
Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 941-538-4976. Donation
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Zombie Fest in downtown Bradenton with live
music on Main Street, a zombie walk and costume contest and "Zombifica-
tion Station" for costume seekers. Zombie Walk departs from Classic Ink,
1310 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, costume contest and live music follow on
Main Street along the waterfront. Information: 941-748-8087.
Midnight Zombiefest screening of "Night of the Living Dead" at
the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-
746-4131. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
6 to 9:30 p.m. The Cinema Experience: Films of the 1950s featur-
ing "A Face in the Crowd" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
Nov. 5, "Eat, Drink + Be Merry Film Series" presents "Chocolat" at
the South Florida Museum.
Nov. 6, Dia de los Muertos, Festival of the Skeletons in the Village
of the Arts.
Nov. 6, "Monsters vs. Aliens" film at the Anna Maria Island Com-
Nov. 7, Bridge Street Market.
Nov. 7, Snooty's Gala at South Florida Museum.
Nov. 7, SunCoast Food & Wine Festival.
Nov. 7, Artists reception at Innervisions Gallery.
Nov. 7-8, Taste of Manatee.
Nov. 8, Organ and choral festival at Christ Episcopal Church.
Nov. 9, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce installation
dinner at Key Royale Club.
Nov. 10, "Rio Bravo" 1950s Film series presentation at South
Nov. 11, Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon.
Save the date:
Nov. 13-14, Island artsHOP weekend.
Nov. 14, Longboat Key/St. Jude fundraising lunch.
Nov. 14-15, Discover Egmont Key.
Nov. 21, Folk Arts Festival at the Florida Maritime Museum.
Dec. 5-6, Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes.
Send calendar announcements to email@example.com. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a
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Artists sought for The Doors exhibit
Organizers of The Doors public art exhibit are
inviting artists to drop off their work at the Anna
Maria Island Art League from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov.
The exhibit, which will open on artsHOP week-
end Nov. 13-14, is open to all artists for a $10-$15
The exhibit will run through Nov. 30.
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Erin Johnson, a recent graduate ofRingling
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of angels and devils through a portal to another
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AMICC Division I soccer race tightens up
By Kevin Cassidy
The race for first place in the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Soccer League Division I got
more interesting thanks to a pair of victories by Auto-
way Ford Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.
Division I's second-place team, Autoway Ford,
took on last-place Wash Family Construction Oct.
22, but Wash hardly looked like a team that had only
garnered one win on the season. The players were
passing crisply, and defenders Skyler Sculco and
Alexia Yavalar were playing strong defense in front
of goalie Keegan Murphy.
Tyler Yavalar benefited from both facets of the
game when a strong tackle by Alexia Yavalar was
followed by a couple of passes strung together. The
ball eventually found its way to Tyler Yavalar, who
deposited the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0
Both Yavalars were at it again in the 20th minute,
when Alexia again came up with a defensive tackle
and passed ahead to brother Tyler. Tyler Yavalar drib-
bled up the right side before cutting inside and firing a
shot that found the back of the net for an improbable
It appeared that Autoway Ford halved the score
two minutes later when Michael Latimer made a
nice run up the right side and passed inside to Mikey
Ellsworth, who poked it past the Wash goalie. How-
ever, the goal was disallowed when Ellsworth was
ruled offsides, which kept the score at 2-0 in favor
Wash Family Construction goalie Mikayla Kane
punts the ball away from her goal during soccer
action at the Center.
SEGWAY TOURS DAILY
Katie Rose Dell and Jacob Talucci battle for the
soccer ball during Anna Maria Island Community
Center Soccer League Division I action. Islander
Photos: Kevin Cassidy
Late in the first half, Nico Calleja found some
space up the left side and ripped a shot that Murphy
couldn't stop to halve the score.
Autoway Ford came out on fire in the second half,
determined to get back into the game. A nice tackle
by Sibella Glavan got things started for Autoway. She
passed ahead to Ellsworth, who found Latimer up the
right side. Latimer hit a rocket that caromed off the
right post, but Latimer pounced, ripping it into the
goal with his left foot to tie the score at 2-2.
Three minutes later, Ellsworth again found
Latimer on the wing and this time Latimer's shot
kissed just inside the far post to give Autoway Ford
its first lead of the game.
But Wash Family Construction bounced right
back when Blaine Jenefsky picked the pocket of an
Autoway Ford defender and toe-poked the ball into
the back of the net to tie the score at 3-3.
The two teams continued to battle it out until
the 40th minute when Ellsworth pushed the ball up
the left side. The ball went too far, so Murphy came
off his line in an attempt to clear the ball, but Ells-
worth made a strong tackle and came up with it. He
then passed the ball into the open goal for the game-
In Division I action Oct. 23, Autoway Ford made
the race rather interesting with a 2-0 win over previ-
ously undefeated Ross Built. Michael Latimer paced
Autoway with a pair of goals to help his team pull
to within two points of first place with three games
remaining, including a Nov. 3 head-to-head contest
that could decide the division.
Snook Trout Redfish
Tarpon Grouper Shark
Wash Family Construction captured its first win
of the season when it defeated Mr. Bones BBQ 1-0
on Oct. 19. Jacob Talucci scored the lone goal of the
game to give Wash the victory.
In Division II action last week, Panoramic rolled
past West Coast Surf Shop by a 5-0 score on Oct. 23
behind four goals from Dylan Joseph. Tyler Pearson
completed the scoring for Panoramic with one goal.
Panoramic defeated Sparks Steel Art 2-0 on Oct.
21 behind a goal apiece from Joey Altuchoff and
Sandbar edged West Coast Surf Shop 3-1 on Oct.
21, getting three second-half goals, including two
from Jason Partridge. Olivia Graham added the other
goal for the Sandbar. Ethan Bertrand notched the lone
goal for the Surf Shop in the loss.
Harcon Corps. rolled past Wash Construction in
Premier Division action Oct. 22. Julian Botero and
Trevor Bystrom scored three goals apiece, while Max
Miller added two. Austin Wash led Wash Family
Construction with a pair of goals in the loss.
Harcon Corps. edged Mike Norman Realty
4-3 in Premier Division action on Oct. 21. Julian
Botero, Trevor Bystrom, Michael Duffman and
Reina Glavan each notched goals for Harcon in
victory. The realty team was led by a goal apiece
from Helio Gomez, Chandler Hardy and Hunter
Parrish in the loss.
Norman Realty got past Wash 5-4 Oct. 19 behind
four goals from Chandler Hardy. Hunter Parrish added
a single goal for Norman in the victory. Austin Wash
led Wash Family Construction with two goals while
Jake Parsons and Danny Krokroski each notched one
goal in the loss.
Three horseshoe teams emerged from pool play
Oct. 21 at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. The semi-
final saw the duo of Jay Disbrow and Tom Skoloda
narrowly defeat competitors Norm Langland and
Herb Puryear 21-16.
In the finals, Norm Good and Jeff Moore edged
out Disbrow-Skoloda with a final tally of 21-17.
Three teams also emerged undefeated from pool
play on Oct. 24. The semi-final saw the tandem of
Jeff Moore and Hank Huyghe dismantle Herb Pur-
year and Tom Skoloda 21-5, which was highlighted
by a pair of six-packs from Huyghe. The final was
a see-saw match pitting Moore-Huyghe against Deb
Rhodes and Langland.
Rhodes tossed one of her trademark "flops," but
was unable to overcome an early deficit, and a ringer
from Moore wrapped up the match. The final score
was 22-15 for a 5-0 match.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm
ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is
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Good weather brings in good fishing, as usual
By Paul Roat
Water cooler. Fishing hotter.
Things are good out on the waters for fishers.
Look for lots of snook and trout in the bays and floun-
Bonita, bluefish and Spanish mackerel in the
Offshore's kingfish run is maybe on, maybe off,
maybe.... There are catches, but not in the usual
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's seeing kingfish in
good numbers. He's also catching bonita and blacktip
sharks, plus some snook as the water cools, as well
as redfish near oyster bars.
Capt. Mark Johnston at Annie's Bait and
Tackle in Cortez said he was catching lots of floun-
der in the bays and in the Manatee River, plus sharks
at low tides in Miguel Bay.
Capt. Sam Kimball, also out of Annie's, said
he's catching kingfish within 15 miles from shore,
plus gag grouper.
Danny Stansny at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said "the trout
bite has been awesome. We're catching 20 or 30 a
day from the deeper seagrass flats." He said gold
jigs seem to work very well. Other backwater action
includes good redfishing on incoming tides, with
shiner chum working well. There are also some snook
in the bays, but not in large numbers and mostly sized
between small and too-large. In the passes, look for
bonita and Spanish mackerel. Danny said he loves the
bonita fishers, because the fish "scream the line off
the reels on their runs. I' ve had to replace a bunch of
reels last week." Offshore fishers catching kingfish
of 35- to 40-inch size, plus gag grouper. The offshore
catch is moving closer to shore as the water cools, he
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters
said the speckled trout bite is excellent, with a lot of
-#~ 1 .bull redfish
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action on the seagrass flats. "Snook are hitting on the
moving water and redfish are along the mangroves.
Some big Spanish mackerel have been caught on my
charters," adding that his trips out in Tampa Bay also
are bringing in gag grouper.
At the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, Tom
Cassetty said anglers had the problem of oversize
redfish, as well as a few keepers, plus snook, black
drum, flounder to 18 inches, mackerel and bonita.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, Dave Sork said it
was all bonita and mackerel, plus some huge redfish
to 48 inches.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina in Cortez said last week's cold
front dropped water temperatures, and his charters
have produced catches of kingfish, Spanish macks,
bonito, shark, grouper, snapper and flounder out in the
Gulf. Inshore, Capt. Zach said, the catch has included
trout, snook, reds, bluefish, jacks and ladyfish. He
also put his charters onto some nice-size snook and
Good luck and good fishing.
Send your fishing news and photos to news
Power squadron hosts
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will
hold a boating-education course in November.
The two-part course involves classes at 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 7 and Nov. 14.
The classes will take place at the squadron build-
ing, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
Pre-registration is required.
The cost is $35 per course.
For more information, call Gloria Potter 941-
Stone crabbers say catch improves slightly
By Nick Walter
Although the commercial stone crab catches
improved a tad last week, action remains slow for
stone crab businesses due in part to unfavorable
Star Fish Co.
dish of stone
"The water is too warm and too clear," said Char-
lotte Huntley, a commercial crabber who leads crab-
bing charters out of Cortez Kitchen. "It isn't muddied
up enough yet. The crabs like to move when it's nice
Simply put, the demand for stone crabs is high,
and the supply is relatively low, leading to higher-
than-average prices at some restaurants.
\ly phone rings constantly," Huntley said. "I
was selling mediums for $7 per pound, now I'm get-
ting rid of everything for $12."
Karen Bell of A.P Bell Fish Co. in Cortez said
action is still slow. She added that as delivery trucks
arrived from the north, some crab suppliers were
trying to buy up inventory meant for A.P Bell Fish
"Can't allow that," Bell said.
At Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat
Key, co-owner Alan Moore said his crabbers took
in about 50 percent more catch than in the opening
"Our guys did good this week," Moore said.
"We've got about a half-dozen guys who have been
doing this for 10 to 15 years."
Moore's is celebrating its 43rd anniversary it
opened Nov. 21, 1967 during November, and is
rolling back its prices to those of the 1990s, Moore
"We negotiated a good price with the crabbers,"
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A gospel group from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania performs Oct. 25 at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach. Donations collected at the church during the well-attended perfor-
mance by the Bukoba C I,. ., are to benefit the choir's vocal training center in Tanzania.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program offers grants
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is accepting
applications for its 2010 Bay Partners Grants.
The Bay Partners Grant program promotes envi-
ronmental education, awareness and stewardship to
improve the quality of Sarasota Bay and its tributar-
ies. The watershed boundaries are from Anna Maria
Sound south to the Venice Inlet as well as all of the
barrier islands in between.
Funding is available for projects that focus on
education, restoration and bay-friendly landscap-
Businesses, nonprofits, schools and civic groups
are eligible for grants.
Applications are due at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15,
at the SBEP offices.
Applications can be downloaded from the SBEP
Web site at http://www.sarasotabay.org/nar-grants.
For more information, contact SBEP at 941-955-
8085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(HECK OUT OUR FALL HAPPENINGS
Yee Haw! Round up the pooches for The Islander
newspaper Canine Costume Contest. Prizes and
fun await the canines and owners and participants
in the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce Trail
of Treats in the Holmes Beach
shopping district. Kids contest
at the chamber, canines coral
at The Islander, and treats all
along the way. Register pets,
advertise your pet friends,
contribute prizes. Call The
Islander for more information.
Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and The Islander will
again honor all service veterans, spouses and
family members at the Holmes Beach Veterans
Memorial and Butterfly Park with a continental
breakfast, honor guard and presentation of
colors by the American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post and the final salute
to fallen comrades, Taps.
by m M&ffiI
With its Nov. 18 edition, The Islander will
again publish its Island Vacation Guide with
-A -a special focus for holiday
visitors. Don't miss the
second edition of this highly
acclaimed special edition.
Preview the spectacular
of the fall Island Vacation
Guide online at www.
Thanksgiving is the
time for giving thanks
and for remembering
the organizations that
serve the community
and needy individuals
on Anna Maria Island.
Special sponsor ads
help produce the
annual "Islander Wish Book," which highlights
the needs of nonprofits serving the Island and
allows readers to compile shopping lists to help
meet those needs. It's the "joy of giving" with
some special sprinkles of Island style.
Mark your calendar for the Holmes
Beach Downtown Holiday Open House
Dec. 4 sponsored by The Islander
newspaper, and be sure to
join us at the newspaper for
visits with Santa aboard
his sleigh, surprises for
kids and holiday
merriment with the
their ship. Raffle
will abound at the
area merchants and
there's always a little
holiday magic in the
air for this event.
Dec. 5 will find young and old alike celebrating
the holiday season at the Chuck and Joey
Lester-Islander Fun Day at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Prizes, Santa,
games, food and refreshments are offered at
"old-fashioned prices for an old-fashioned good
Next up: Dec. 12 brings the Anna Maria Island
Privateers Holiday Parade and Kids' Christmas
Party. The parade runs the length of the Island
from Anna Maria Bayfront Park to Coquina
Beach, where Santa greets kids with a hearty
"ho ho ho" and a gift aboard the Privateer ship.
Dec. 19 is the annual "Where's Woody
Candish" Sidewalk Art Sale outdoors along
the walkways at The Islander newspaper office
in the Island Shopping Center. There are last-
minute shopping bargains from local
artists something for everyone on your
GET ON THE
Stop by anytime or call 941-778-7978 for more information. The Islander, Island Shopping Center, 5404 Maria Drive, Holmes Beach
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday,
For most of the United States, that means
clocks are turned back an hour for added sleep,
more chores or longer playtime.
Daylight saving time was established to
reduce e nc . use by extending daylight hours
in the spring.
An e I .'y bill signed into law in August
2005 changed the longstanding months for time
changes from April and October to March and
November, adding to daylight saving time by
Benjamin Franklin gets the credit for the
concept of daylight saving time, suggesting in
a French journal that Parisians could save thou-
sands of francs by getting an earlier start on
their days in the summer. The savings would
come from using fewer candles.
The United States instituted DST in 1918 to
save e nI. i '.Y during World War I, but the concept
proved unpopular and was repealed in 1919.
Daylight saving time again was tried from
1941 to 1945 to conserve neiiu-. y during World
War II, and, following the war, many states
adopted summer time changes.
In 1966, Congress established a national
daylight saving time program with the Uniform
A year-round daylight saving time was tried
in 1974 to respond to the oil crisis of those days,
but the trial was controversial because, through
much of the winter, children were walking to
school in the dark.
A 1986 federal law officially set daylight
saving time to begin on the first Sunday in April
and end on the last Sunday in October.
The U.S. Eni. i ,'. Policy Act of 2005 changed
the start to the second Sunday in March and the
end to the first Sunday in November.
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TV: 37-INCH SONY with stand and remote $150.
OVERSTUFFED WHITE COUCH and settee,
$500. Excellent condition. Two rattan rockers
with matching table and lamp, $400. Call 941-
HUTCH: CUBIX COLLECTION for 36-inch desk.
Dove gray. $30. Mattress, box spring, ful-sizel,
Chiro-Deluxe orthopedic, $50. 941-795-8359.
SOFA SLEEPER, HIGHLAND Queen with tan
suede cloth slipcover, $50. 941-795-8359.
FLY ROD: SHAKESPEARE 9-foot Crappie
Hunter LT action, $25. 941-761-1415.
FISHING REEL: SONADO and Wright & McGill
rod. $35. 941-761-1415.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver
in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, e-mail classifieds@islander.
org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Global market,
market connections. 941-302-3100. Terry.
WANTED: FISHING GEAR: Anna Maria Pri-
vateers are collecting new or used, repairable
fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday. 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
ANTIQUE AND ART fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, Oct. 31 -Nov 1. Trick or treating for all
in our shops. Lots of local artists. Antiques and
treasures plus organic produce, exotic orchids.
Free blood pressure, sugar, carotid artery and
lung tests. Car wash by southeast high dance
team. All benefits Save Our Seabirds Sanctuary.
Free parking and admission. Information, 941-
383-1901. Whitney Plaza, 6828 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key.
GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct 31-Nov. 1. Multi-family. 4524 86th
St. W., Bradenton.
A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous
treasures, mirrors and framed art.
FOUND AT LAUNDROMAT, Holmes Beach,
Monday, Sept. 14: Harley-Davidson T-shirt. Call
941-567-4301 to claim.
FOUND: SILVER CIRCLE pendant near museum
on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Claim at The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
MENS WALLET: FOUND Sept. 20 at public
beach. Please, call Holmes Beach Police
Department at 941-708-5804.
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, at beach
near 66th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-567-
LOST: HEARING AID, Sunday, Oct. 25, near
Roser Church, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. 941-
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, ELECTRIC bicycles:
Clean, green, quiet, 20-plus mile range, no
maintenance ever. 850-665-2383. www.falco-
WANT TO RENT: Boat slip for 20-foot deck boat
on Anna Maria Island. 941-795-5754.
NEWER 19.5-FOOT Palm Beach, 135-hp
Merc Optimizer. 1.5 year warranty, fully loaded,
approximately 50-75 hours. 941-565-2082.
BAR AND SERVER help wanted, also cook.
Please apply at Feeling Swell. 9903 Gulf Drive,
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR part-time house-
keeper at local area hotel. Flexible hours. Phone
30 YEARS BUSINESS experience, seek to
remain on Island. E-mail: solarmike@tampabay.
HOME HEALTH AIDE: Housekeeping. Refer-
ences. Call Karen, 941-807-5142. E-mail Kjack-
EXECUTIVE CHEF, RESTAURANT consultant,
cookbook author, 40 years experience, private
parties, etc. Call Chef Vincenzo Esposito, 973-
CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-
jobs. Red Cross certified in first aid and babysit-
ISLAND TEEN EXPERIENCED, and certified
child care with Safe Sitter, CPR and Red Cross
training, seven days a week. Maggie, 941-447-
4632 or 941-778-8405.
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NEED A BABYSITTER, pet sitter, house sitter or
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TRISH AND KIM babysitting service, house
cleaning and pet sitting. Certified. Experienced.
Call 941-538-8922 or 941-538-2081.
LAWN MOWING/DOG walking? Will walk dogs
any day, mow lawns after 5 p.m. weekdays, after
11 a.m. weekends. 941-447-7092.
CALL ZACK, 13, for odd jobs. Will do anything
you need done after school and Saturdays. 941 -
RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at
your pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-
CASSIE'S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I
can walk your dog anytime. 941-962-3373.
11-YEAR OLD girl can watch your 4-year old or
younger child. CPR-certified, references, experi-
enced. Brianna, 941-448-9036.
HELP WITH SCHOOL WORK? Manatee High
School junior will tutor math, science, basic com-
puting skills. Patrick, 941-524-5686.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in
person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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eatery. Profitable, charming, easy to run. Confi-
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CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE for weddings,
birthdays, cocktail parties, barbeques or plat-
ters. Fresh homemade cuisine with our personal
touch. All events customized. Melinda's Cafe &
Catering, 941-778-0411. www.melindascafe.
NURSES NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic.
Weekend five-hour morning shifts and weekend
sleepover shifts are available, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m.
Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, wash away
mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
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On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, storm catcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving in-home care for
your pets. Longtime Island resident, background
check, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-
2830 or 941-730-5693.
GRACE'S CLEANING SERVICE: Licensed and
bonded. Reasonable rates. Call for estimate. 941-
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
778-7770. Leave message.
ANGELS CLEANING: FREE quotes, low rates,
weekly and bi-weekly cleaning. Call Marsha at
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike: 941-567-6634.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 34
years of happy customers. Mom-Watch, Pet-
Watch, Storm-Check, windows, etc. Rentals our
& Property Services Inc.
761-751 1I '
Quality Pet Sitting Bonded Insured
Junior's L;anil scape & alintenallce
Lawn care PLUS native plants, "' ..-
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BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. 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-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. Monday-Friday. 941-539-6891.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio
open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone,
guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings,
941-758-0395. 315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulch-
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
ISLAND LAWN CARE: Monthly or only as needed.
Island resident, fast and dependable. Pool clean-
ing, maintenance also available. Why not combine
services to just one company? Bobby Reynolds,
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067 or 941-448-5207.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscap-
ing and property management. 15 years Island
experience. Licensed and insured plus unbeatable
prices. Call Allen anytime. Cell 941-224-8569.
LANDSCAPE BOULDERS CHEAP! Various
sizes, $5-$95. Delivery and placement available.
Autumn special, fall, four for the price of three or
20 percent off. Also, we are a complete tree ser-
vice offering trimming, removals and stump grind-
ing. Brad Frederick's LLC, northwest Bradenton.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.
EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
PAINT: AVERAGE ROOM, $75. Customer supplies
paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing. Free
estimates. New phone number! 941-721-7521.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation.
941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Available Sept. 1.
2BR/1BA, furnished, bay water-view, walk to
beaches, carport, No smoking/pets. $675/month.
TROPICAL WATERFRONT: KEY Royale.
2BR/2BA pool, spa, two boat lifts, designer
interior, six month to annual rental, $2,100/
month. Available Nov. 1. 941-730-1086. House
also for sale.
3BR/2BA SEASONAL: Heart of Anna Maria.
Weekly, monthly, steps to beach, coffee shop,
theater, shops, restaurants. 941-737-9662.
GREAT LOCATION: HARBOR Pines. Large
2BR/2BA. Very nice, ground floor, screened porch,
freshly painted, tile floors, washer/dryer con-
nections, water, cable, close to MCC, Bayshore
High School, shopping. Annual $725/month. Last
month free! 941-650-3476.
THE SANCTUARY: 1 BR/1 BA, washer and dryer,
water included, on lake, screened porch, carpet-
ing, close to MCC, shopping. Annual rental $700/
month. Last month free! Call 941-650-3476.
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space. 625
sf, $500/month. Also 1,800 sf. 8799 Cortez Road.
ROOMMATE: $125/week, includes utilities. Pool,
washer and dryer. Background check required.
Holmes Beach. 941-778-5080.
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WATERFRONT KEY WEST-STYLE with dock. Fur-
nished, walk to beach. Off-season rates, $125/night,
$775/week. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA close to
beach, room to store kayak and bike. On Anna
Maria Island. Call Dan, 941-705-5561.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, air condition-
ing, washer/dryer, steps to beach. Seasonal,
monthly or weekly. 941-778-7167.
STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/2BA, Anna Maria
Island. Winter season available at $1,995 plus
tax/monthly. 941-778-1098. www.gulfdriveapart-
ments.com, annamariaisland @gmail.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA custom canalfront
home. $2,500/month. Call Lori, 941-773-3415.
Duncan Real Estate.
1BR/1BA VILLA: QUIET neighborhood. Morn-
ingside. New appliances and tile, washer, dryer,
screened lanai. Non-smoker. No trucks or vans.
$660/month includes sewer water, trash, cable.
ISLAND COUPLE WOULD like 2BR/2BA ground
floor Dec. 1-March 30. Non-smokers and no pets.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT just off Cortez Road,
two minutes from beach! One, two and three bed-
rooms, sitting just off bay. Call Jack Frost for cool
ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX. 2BR/2BA Holmes
Beach. Washer and dryer, no pets, smoking, pri-
vate patio. Parking, five minute walk to beach.
$900/month. First, last, security deposit. 941-755-
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
HOLMES BEACH: BEACHFRONT 2BR/1 BA fur-
nished, washer and dryer, walking distance to trol-
ley and stores. Available April-December, $550/
week or $2,000/month January-March, $2,200/
month, yearly lease, $1,500/month. 813-728-2590
WATERFRONT: MONTHLY, SEASONAL ground-
level private beach home. 2BR/1BA on Tampa
Bay. Immediate availability. 941-778-8356.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage on
canal with pool, boat lift. New appliances. Land-
scaping, pool maintenance included. $1,500/
ROOMMATE NEEDED TO share a duplex in
Holmes Beach. $500/month includes everything.
PALMA SOLA: WALK to beach on bay. Pool,
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, 10x40-foot lanai, new
kitchen. Annual, seasonal. Furnished or unfur-
nished. $1,675/month. 941-778-3051.
WALK TO BEACH: 55-plus 2BR/1BA, Jacuzzi,
view of bay, furnished or unfurnished. Annual
$850, seasonal $1,700.941-778-3051.
WINTER SPECIAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo, stepsto
the beach. Tennis, sauna, pool. $750/week plus tax
and clean up. 2BR/2BA double-wide mobile home
in gated 55-plus park. 15 minutes from beach, hot
tub, big pool. $1,000/month. Sell for $49,500, terms.
863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833.
ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club: 2BR/2BA,
den, eat-in kitchen, washer and dryer, two-car
garage, great water view, security with gate, tennis
courts, clubhouse, pools, spas. Perfect condition.
$1,300/month. Owner, 941-962-6117.
OVER 31 YEARS
Sally 18 years Mike 33 years Marianne 11 years
Managing Island prop-
L erty for over 30 years.
With 5 full time rental
agents on duty and 10
Past performance may
not be the only measure
Rochelle of success, but can you Lisa 16 years
10 years think of anything more
to go by?
Carla 9 years Vic & Cathy 7 years Claire Receptionist
Mike Norman RealtyN
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ENJOY SPECTACULAR WATER view from huge
living, dining area. Plate glass windows, doors,
30x12-foot screened deck fronting bay, beach and
park with Gulf beach an easy walk. 3BR, washer
and dryer, unfurnished in north Anna Maria. A
must see! 941-748-5334.
VACATION RENTALS NOW: Perico Bay Club
2BR/2BA villa. November, $1,400, December,
$1,800, January, $2,500. Townhouse, 2BR/2BA,
boat dock and pool. $499/week. 3BR/2BA house,
$699/week. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals with
pool. 941-778-3426. www.2spinnakers.com.
MOBILE HOME: 1 BR/1 BA. One mile from Anna
Maria Island. You own the land. Not a co-op. No
monthly fees. Steps to water. Great condition.
Free boat ramp access. $74,900. 513-470-3851.
BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free bro-
chure. Discover how easy it is to build wealth
through short sales and foreclosures. Adkins
Florida Group, Wagner Realty. Free@AdkinsFlor-
WOW! CANAL HOME, $599,000. Remodeled
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, move-in ready. Pool with
hot tub, great seawall and 16,000-lb. boat lift. For
sale by owner. Won't last. Call 863-581-6661.
"DISTRESS" SALE: BANK foreclosures. Island
and mainland properties. Free list with pictures.
Call Vince Meaney, 941-315-1501. www.mana-
Large duplex-zoned lot more than 11,000 sq. ft. in
Holmes Beach's Bay Palms area. Remove structure
and build two attached townhouses PLUS room for
a pool. Was $429,000 NOW $395,000.
Large canal lot nestled in Coconut Bayou ready for
construction. Close to the beach and surrounded
by lovely homes and neighbors in a quiet setting.
Asking $499,000 and possible terms.
-"Te ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lic Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
ISLAND "FIXER-UPPERS" from $289,900. These
homes need work. From $289,900. Call Vince
Meaney, Horizon Realty, 941-315-1501.
SACRIFICE: DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA and 1 BR/1 BA,
mid-Island. $255,000. 3501 Sixth Ave., Holmes
Beach. Call 813-645-6738.
WATERFRONT LOT: BREATHTAKING, Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge view. 230 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. $550,000 or trade for house of
equal value! 941-778-0019.
ANNA MARIA LOT for sale. 50x110 feet. Zoned
R2, no streets to cross to the ocean! $325,000.
117 Willow Ave. 813-335-3680.
HERONS WATCH: EIGHT minutes to beaches.
Lakeview, 3BR/2BA, fireplace. Many upgrades,
$329,000. T Dolly Young Real Estate, 941-778-
0807 or 941-727-1691.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
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BRADENTON BEACH CLUB
Immaculate 2Be 2BA
condo with den. This
like-new condo has
peeks of the Gulf and
a great rental history.
deeded beach access,
furnished. A supreme
value in today's markeThis property will not last long.
Owner will pay 1 year of condo duesl $379,000.
Call Jesse Brisson
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NATIONWIDE ONLINE LAND AUCTION: 400-
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FORECLOSED ONLINE HOME auction: 800-plus
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LAND BARGAIN: 21-plus acres only $89,900.
Beautifully wooded acreage close to Florida/
Georgia border. Enjoy end-of-road privacy! Per-
fect for weekend getaway. Cabin in woods, horse
farm. Possible subdivide. Excellent financing. Call
owner now, 912-674-0320.
MAJOR LAND AUCTION: 4,466 +/- acres
offered in 26 tracts of 10 acres to 797 acres
each. Located in New River Gorge area of West
Virginia. Timber, recreation, investment, hunt-
ing, development. Auction on Nov. 14. Go to
www.woltz.com to see photos, property details,
preview dates and auction terms, or call 800-
551-3588 for a brochure. Jim Woltz (WV# 1000)
Woltz & Associates Inc., real estate brokers &
auctioneers, Roanoke, Va.
35 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
HERONS WATCH 8 min. to beaches. Lakeview, 3BR/2BA, Stone Fireplace,
Corian& other upgrades. $329,000.
PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA, pool, large lot, short block to bay.
Well maintained. $199,000.
RIVER OAKS WATERFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, downstairs
end unit. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $129,000.
GULFFRONT 1 & 2 BR, Available now. Weekly, monthly.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Annual or seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock,
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, vacations, weddings, reunions, seasonal.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
LARGE BAY VIEW HOME
Reduced $100,000 Priced under appraised value!
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