Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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VOLUME 18. NO. 20

Roundball starts up
at Center. Page 24

the news ...

HBPD makes arrest
in Tide and Moon
burglary. Page 2

Anna Maria pier-
boardwalk grant
sparks inquiry.
Page 4

Bradenton Beach
delays vote on near-
shore race. Page 8
Islanek SI
events, community
Pages 10-11

Island Players'
"Catch Me If You
Can" opens. Page 13

Easter events
announced. Page 14

S h@el
AME: Page 19


What, when, where.
Page 20
Island Biz

The local business
report. Page 22

Sports: Basketball
season begins soon
at Center. Page 24

Fishing: Anticipate
fast winter-to-spring
action. Page 25

By Bonner Joy
Anna Maria City Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus, in e-mails obtained through a
public records request, stated that he wants
to secretly contribute funds to a lawsuit
against the city and to see Pine Avenue Res-
toration buildings bulldozed.
Michael Barfield of Sarasota filed the
records request that required the city to col-
lect e-mails to and from Stoltzfus and plan-
ning and zoning board
member Jim Conoly.
The records pro-
duced raise issues with
Florida open-govern-
ment laws, as well as
define Stoltzfus' oppo-
sition to development
.o. lI:/,, in the ROR district on
Pine Avenue.
The first round of production on Bar-
field's request revealed little in the way of
problems that could arise from communica-
tions between officials, even those on differ-
ent boards, discussing city business.
But round two of disclosures, following
some urging from the city administration,
amounting to 200 plus submitted e-mails,

County to

hold tax


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County commissioners want to
workshop a proposal to levy a $35 annual
tax on local businesses to drive economic
"That's the best way to do it," said
Commissioner Joe McClash, referring to
the workshop.
"We have not brought in the other folks
in the community," Commissioner Donna
Hayes said, adding that business groups
have endorsed the tax, but "we need to hear
from the other folks."
The county also is proceeding with the
ordinance process on a business tax, plan-
ning for public hearings on a measure fol-
lowing the workshop.
The commission discussion came up
during the board meeting March 16 under an
agenda item called "Coalition of Business
Organizations Economic development
Several weeks ago, Manatee County
Administrator Ed Hunzeker and Manatee
Economic Development Council executive
director Eric Basinger shopped for support
on Anna Maria Island, making presentations
in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
Island officials, however, have not voted
for the tax, and, in Holmes Beach, a majority
on the commission expressed opposition.

contains at least one conversation, alarming
even for a savvy expert such as Barfield.
Mayor Fran Barford said she is "shocked
at the extent of this," referring to Stoltzfus'
volume of e-mail communications and their
Much of it is "very derogatory toward the
staff, the city and PAR," she said.
"Having become more familiar with the
e-mails, it is unbelievable to me that his plan

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MARCH 24. 2010


from the beginning was to target PAR. It was
a calculated plan," Barford said.
"He totally violated the Sunshine Law,"
Barford said, and Barfield has proof."
The e-mails make it appear that Stoltzfus
is supports a petition seeking resolution on
the city's method of configuring density in the
retail-office-residential zone on Pine Avenue
from the Florida Department of Community

And the winner is ...
Tour of Homes volunteer Ann Horne places a raffle ticket for the Eyeland Needlers' quilt in
the hopper. JoAnn George of Sarasota was the winner of the "Wish You Were Here" com-
memorative quilt raffled during the March 20 event. More on the tour, page 16. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff

MCSO takes interest in

discovery of bones

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County homicide detectives
investigating the disappearance of Islander
Sabine Musil-Buehler touched base last week
with investigators in Hillsborough County,
., A where the remains of
human bones were found
S March 16.
S"Yes, a detective
S called up there," said
SManatee County Sher-
iff's Office spokesperson
Dave Bristow. "We will
Musil-Buehler be talking with them."
The remains, including a skull, were found
off Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County about
a mile north of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
The medical examiners office in Hillsbor-
ough later confirmed that the remains are of
a woman, a determination that usually can be
made by examining the pelvic bone.
The Hillsborough County Medical Examin-
er's online records indicate that these are the first
unidentified remains found in the area in 2010.

Records indicate the remains of three
people found in 2009 are still unidentified.
The medical examiner will work with
a University of South Florida anthropology
professor to reconstruct the skeleton. The lab
work to determine age, race, time of death
and the cause could take months, according
to authorities.
Or, noted Bristow, if the lab can compare
DNA of the remains found to the DNA of a
missing person, questions may be answered
Two farmers who stopped for an over-
heated car engine discovered the remains,
partially covered by brush and debris. They
noticed a pair of sneakers and what appeared
to be a leg bone and asked a AAA roadside
assistance operator to alert authorities.
At present, authorities have not released
any information indicating the remains might
be those of Haley's Motel owner Sabine
Musil-Buehler, who last was seen by her boy-
friend on Nov. 4, 2008.
MCSO is investigating her disappearance
as a homicide.

Stoltzfus conspires, offers to secretly

pay for lawsuit against city


HBPD makes arrest in Tide and Moon burglary

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Police Department on March
18 arrested Derek Lauterbach, 27, for allegedly bur-
glarizing the Tide and Moon jewelry store in the AMI
Plaza in Holmes Beach Dec. 18.
According to a HBPD press release, the arrest
was the result of DNA evidence that positively identi-
fied Lauterbach as the perpetrator of the crime.
Chief Jay Romine said Lauterbach was a suspect
from the beginning, but they awaited DNA results
And while some local business groups support
the tax, local business owners have raised objections,
especially those in municipalities where they already
pay a fee or tax and are concerned with double-tax-
ation. Several spoke at last week's county meeting.
The EDC is a division of the Manatee Chamber
of Commerce, but has an independent budget that is
funded with private and public dollars.
Under the strategy outlined to elected officials
and business groups, the county would contract with
the EDC to create and retain jobs in the area.
"The money from the proposed business tax
ordinance will go directly to the Manatee Economic
Development Council and will be dedicated to sup-
porting a robust recruitment program internationally
and domestically," said Sharon Hillstrom, organiza-
tional development manager with the EDC.
Hillstrom said the tax, as proposed, would gener-
ate about $400,000-$700,000 a year and end after five
The money would be used for attending and exhib-
iting at trade shows, funding direct-mail campaigns,
conducting annual visits to site-selection consultants,
hosting events to attract site-selection consultants to
Manatee County, branding the county and placing ads
on domestic and international Web sites.

from blood evidence found in the store to make the
Lauterbach was arrested at
the Manatee County jail, where
he is currently awaiting process
on charges of burglary, criminal
mischief and resisting arrest,
stemming from a Feb. 12 inci-
dent in Bradenton. He was fur-
Lauterbach their charged with violation of
probation on Feb. 19.

Tide and Moon jewelry store at the AMI Plaza,
Holmes Beach, had its entry broken, as well as
much of its fixtures and cash register. The store
moved to another location in the plaza shortly after
the burglary. Islander File Photo

"First and foremost, I want to thank the Holmes
Beach Police Department for sticking with the case
and making the arrest, seeing it through, and I'm
just thrilled they arrested him," said Tide and Moon
owner Laura Schely. "And I'm hopefully going to
see him prosecuted to the full extent of the law."
On Feb. 12, Lauterbach was arrested for attempt-
ing to steal nitrous oxide from a business complex
housing dentists at 4600 Manatee Ave. W. Lauterbach
faces charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure,
felony criminal mischief, grand theft and resisting
arrest without violence.
On the morning of Dec. 18, Schely's store was
broken into and numerous items were stolen and
there was damage to her fixtures, displays and other
items. The burglar also targeted retail stores near the
corner of Gulf and Marina drives, taking cash and
various merchandise. AMI Fitness, Mister Roberts
Resortwear and the Color of Coconut, across Gulf
Drive from Tide and Moon, all were burglarized
before 7 a.m.
At the time, Romine called the crimes a "huge
sign of the times."
Schely said she was particularly devastated by
the loss of merchandise.
Schely said it's been a long three months but
she did not give up hope that the HBPD would make
an arrest.
On March 5, the HBPD executed a search warrant
at Lauterbach's Holmes Beach residence and found
two pipes, a box that contained Q-tips with white
powder, and other tools that apparently were used to
crush pills, according to a police report. The drugs
allegedly belonged to Lauterbach, and charges also
are pending for possession of drug paraphernalia.
"At this point, I don't know what my rights as
the victim are," Schely said. "But whatever hoops I
have to jump through, I'm going to see him get the
maximum sentence I can have stuck to him."

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Affairs filed by attorney Jeremy Anderson with the
Law Offices of Lobeck Hanson of Sarasota.
Anderson writes in one of his e-mails: "If the
second residential unit is denied, the entire proposed
PAR project ... would likely not be worth the effort as
the loss of the second unit in each of the plans could
means a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in
revenue to PAR."
Stoltzfus replies to Anderson that he wants "to
see someone take a bulldozer to all these buildings
the city has mistakenly approved."
Barfield's request has brought to light a series of
e-mails between Stoltzfus, Nicky Hunt, who with her
husband has plans for a Pine Avenue development
that resulted in a lawsuit against the city that was
settled in their favor, and Anderson.
That e-mail contains a Feb. 26 back-and-forth
conversation initiated by Hunt to Anderson, referenc-
ing an earlier communication from Anderson that was
not provided, but contained the subject "petition."
It contains questions about a legal challenge to the
approval of a PAR site plan.
Hunt writes Anderson, "We can actually see at
least three very good cases for a challenge ... Can
you make sure to include the number of lots in the
ROR district as 92 as well as the previous number as
being 5 units per acre in the previous comp plan."
Anderson responds, in part: "The groundwork
is already laid for a challenge ... There are several
persons that are interested in proceeding, but do not
want to go it alone. A small group of persons working
together is all that is needed."
Anderson's remarks are followed by a short
message from Stoltzfus to Anderson. It says, in its
entirety: "Nicky, (sic) I'm willing to throw some
money away on this one, but don't feel it would be
wise to be named as one of the persons in the litiga-
tion. We'll talk about this tonight. (signed) Harry."
Anderson then e-mails Stoltzfus to say he thinks
he was e-mailed by mistake. But, he adds, "If you do
in fact wish to participate in an action, it is possible

that you not be named and that your name not be
Stoltzfus responds, "Oops."
Anderson follows that by saying, "No worries.
I have a possible client that is interested in possibly
pursuing this matter, but seeks to have others join in
this action with some financial support."
On March 1, Stoltzfus replied to Anderson: "I'd
like to meet the person who intends to pursue this
matter ... I'm interesting (sic) in getting involved,
but indirectly. Is there any chance we can prove the
city has intentionally ignored its own comp plan?
Or its LDR? Or both. I'd like to see someone take
a bulldozer to all these (PAR) buildings the city has
mistakenly approved.
"Would the city be liable to PAR for damages
because of the city's mistaken approvals?"
It appears Stoltzfus was offering either to join
the lawsuit Anderson is planning against the city, or
to assist in funding the lawsuit. He and the attorney
agreed Stoltzfus' involvement could remain "pri-
vate. "
On reviewing the records, Barfield said, "There
seems to be a pattern emerging in the documents that
suggests a shadow government sets the agenda and
coordinates strategy, using conduits and other eva-
sive devices, in order to create an intended outcome
outside the normal due process our Sunshine Laws
are designed to protect."
PAR principal Mike Coleman said March 22,
"These documents, along with others, we presume,
confirm our worst suspicions about Commissioner
Stoltzfus. Clearly, he sought to deceive the public
by hiding his role in this contrived legal effort.
Hidden beneath his so-called 'safety concerns' is
a targeted agenda to 'take a bulldozer to all these
It appears to me, Coleman said, "Stoltzfus is
actively engaged in efforts to bring suit against the
taxpayers he was elected to represent."
Barford said, "It's a sad day out here. I'm very
saddened by this."

THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 24, 2010 3 3


Anna Maria City
March 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
March 25, 7 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
March 23, 4 p.m., charter review committee.
March 30, 4 p.m., charter review committee.
April 1, 1 p.m., pier team.
April 1, 1:30 p.m., Web-site team.
April 1, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 5, 1 p.m., ScenicWAVES.
April 15, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.oi ',.

Holmes Beach
April 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
April 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
April 22, 9 a.m., board of adjustment.
April 23, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board.
April 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
April 15, 6 p.m., district commission.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
March 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization board, New College of Florida,
Sudakoff Center, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
April 4 is Easter. Some government offices are closed
on April 2, which is Good Friday.
April 19, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 19, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.

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AM P&Z chimes in on parking issue

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board at
its March 16 meeting attempted to take up the issue of
parking on Pine Avenue, but board members agreed
that the parking problem there needs to be defined
prior to discussions.
Defining the problem, however, is not so easy, as
board members could not agree on what is safe and
unsafe on Pine Avenue.
Board member Sandy Mattick said a definition
is needed before the board can move forward with
"What is unsafe?" she asked.
She suggested that the three parking plans shown
to the commission several weeks ago the plan
from architect Gene Aubry, residents Robert Hunt
and Terry Schaeffer, and from city planner Alan Gar-
rett be presented to the P&Z board by its makers
and thoroughly examined.
The plans were developed by a special parking
committee and have not been reviewed by P&Z.
Pytel cautioned that the board needs to proceed
carefully on the parking issue. The more radical the
change to the code, the more opportunity there is for
"unintended consequences."
Board members discussed various aspects
of Pine Avenue parking and possible changes,
including angle parking, moving the sidewalks
in front of parked vehicles, redefining a loading-
zone area, on-site parking, and exactly what is
driving in the right of way.
Pytel said the codes need "clarifying language," but
committee chair Randall Stover countered with lyrics
from a rock 'n' roll song that "You can't get what you
want, until you know what you want."

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The newly elected chair of the Anna Maria
Planning and Zoning Board doesn't want the board
to wait for direction from the city commission to
discuss an issue.
Chair Randall Stover told P&Z members at
their March 16 meeting that they should bring up
issues for discussion and not wait for the commis-
sion to ask the board for direction or a recommen-
Stover also suggested the board have a
"system" for the public to contact board members
with "what they would like us to consider."
Presently, the only way for a citizen to raise
an issue with the board is to attend a meeting and
speak during public comment.
"We don't have open communication. This
would be a good service for our citizens," sug-
gested Stover.
Board member Frank Pytel, however, said citi-
zens could go to the mayor or an elected official,
rather than the board, to discuss issues.
"Let them prioritize" on an issue, he said. The
board has enough work from the commission as it
is. What Stover is suggesting would have the board
members "caught in the middle," Pytel said.
Board member Sandy Mattick agreed that the
board should not wait for commission direction,
but instead should schedule a work session a month
for discussions.
Pytel disagreed. "I don't want this to take over
my life. I don't want a work session on a perma-
nent basis."
While not particularly in favor of work ses-
sions, board member Bob Barlow said that was
a better idea than a joint work session with the

For Pytel, the issue kept returning to vehicles
backing out over a sidewalk, a practice that has
been ongoing in Anna Maria for many years that he
claimed is unsafe.
It's back to a definition of what constitutes back-
ing onto, or on, the right of way, said Pytel.
One definition that may need defining is how the
city computes density in the retail-office-residential
district, he suggested.
"We get a definition and someone is always
changing it. Lawyers can twist an thing ." he said.
"Then here is our chance to clarify," said Mat-
Clarifying the definition, however, might be a
moot point.
Attorneys for Robert and Nicky Hunt have
already filed for an administrative hearing with the
Florida Department of Community Affairs, asking
it to examine the legality of the city's method of
computing density in its ROR district. The city cal-
culates density in the ROR on the entire acreage,
while the Hunts contend it should be on a lot-by-lot
The city's comprehensive plan is vague on how
density in the ROR should be calculated, but states
that density in the residential district is determined
on a lot-by-lot basis.
The DCA already has begun action on the Hunt
complaint, gathering information on density calcula-
tions in the city's ROR district.
But Pytel said so much time has been wasted the
past six months on the parking and safety issue, along
with the vagueness of some LDRs and comp-plan
language and inconsistencies in both, that the board
needs a fresh approach.
City planner Alan Garrett suggested each member

"I don't feel comfortable in those meetings,"
Barlow said. "The commission is the one that
votes. Not a lot gets done there. I'd like to see the
commission refer more issues to the board," he
Board member Margaret Jenkins agreed that
joint work sessions were a waste of time. "It's a
lot of talk about opinions, but that's it."
Board member Mike Yetter sided with Jen-
"At the last work session, I thought the com-
mission had already taken a position and it really
doesn't matter what we want," he said.
The board doesn't need to run the city, said
member Jim Conoly. That's why there is a mayor
and staff. The board's job is to make recommenda-
tions, he said.
Board members are volunteers, not elected
officials, Conoly noted.
Pytel said new issues could always be dis-
cussed under new business.
Stover agreed with the majority of board mem-
"There's no need to invent new business, but
let's look at what's on our plate thoroughly," he
Stover suggested the board should discuss the con-
tents of one-way e-mails and memos when appro-
City attorney Jim Dye has said that one-way
e-mails are legal, but Stover said he's never seen
one discussed at a meeting, either of the board or
the city commission.
"Do people know that (memos) have been put
out there?" he asked.
Conoly agreed. "We should bring anything to
the meeting that we've received, even one-way"
e-mails and memos.

create a list of terms in the land-development regula-
tions that either need a definition, or clarification of
the present definition.
Board member Mike Yetter, however, said defini-
tions in the LDR are the role of the city attorney, not
volunteer P&Z board members.
But Stover wanted the board to be involved.
Each board member agreed to make a list of 50 to
70 words in the LDR that they believe should either
be defined or clarified.


grant sparks

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Maureen McCormick of Magnolia Avenue
has asked the city of Anna Maria for a copy of the
2005 federal grant application to fund a proposed
boardwalk at the city pier, along with copies of any
city records, correspondence, e-mails or documents
related to the application.
The request came just one week after Sarasota
public records law expert Michael Barfield asked
the city for all public and private e-mails of Com-
missioner Harry Stoltzfus and planning and zoning
board member Jim Conoly that pertain to official city
The pier grant application was written by Com-
missioner Jo Ann Mattick, prior to her election to the
It was approved for $358,000, but was increased
to $890,000 last year when additional federal funds
became available. The grant is administered by the
Florida Department of Transportation, which is
overseeing the design plans for the project.
McCormick said she requested the information
because she is interested in the project and wants to
understand the process.
City officials said it would cost McCormick about
$250 to collect and copy all the e-mails, letters, docu-
ments and the original grant application.
Under Florida's Sunshine Law, government enti-
ties have a right to charge for the costs associated
with compliance with a records request requiring
extensive work such as McCormick's.
Mattick, who also chairs the transportation
enhancement grant committee working with the DOT
on the project, began holding public meetings on the
boardwalk when the committee organized in 2006.
The committee hopes to have the boardwalk in
place by April 2011, when the city holds the centen-
nial celebration of the city pier.
The DOT is expected to have the boardwalk
design plans ready for commission review and
approval around April 1, if not sooner, Mattick indi-
For more on Florida laws pertaining to public
e-mails, go to www.islander.org.

PAR clarifies its position
Pine Avenue Restoration LLC principal Mike
Coleman said his comments at a March 11 city com-
mission meeting on a site-plan moratorium were
directed at a parking plan for Pine Avenue suggested
by Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus.
Coleman said it was his intent that under Stoltz-
fus' "tortured logic regarding a parking ordinance,"
PAR "will never build according to the '7-11' or strip-
center models required by the plans supported by
those in opposition to our efforts."
Coleman said his comments were not intended
to be a blanket statement that PAR would build no
more projects on Pine Avenue.
The moratorium plans "reveal the true objective
of their proponents: to stop mixed-use development
in the (ROR) district," Coleman said.

P&Z chair wants more

public input

THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 24, 2010 5 5

Compromise may resolve Pine Avenue parking

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with a choice of requiring all new parking
on Pine Avenue to be on-site, or the possibility that no
developer is going to build to that restriction, Anna
Maria commissioners and planning and zoning board
members in agreed March 18 to a compromise.
As P&Z board chairman Randall Stover said,
"Nobody is going to get all that they want."
Following months of debate on parking and sev-
eral joint sessions, those on both sides of the parking
fence agreed to proceed with a compromise. No one
got everything he or she wanted.
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, who originally
advocated that all parking for retail-office-residential
projects on Pine Avenue should be on-site, agreed that if
on-site parking doesn't work for the size of the property
involved, the city could provide alternatives.
Following a lengthy debate, Commission Chair
John Quam got an agreement to direct city planner
Alan Garrett to prepare an ordinance that calls for on-
site parking on Pine Avenue, but with alternatives.
The draft ordinance would allow developers to
examine side-street and rear-lot parking if there is
insufficient room for all parking on site.
Motorists could back out of a side street space,
under Garrett's draft proposal.
Stoltzfus has opposed backing out from any space
on Pine Avenue, contending that it violates the com-
prehensive plan and the city code because motorists
have to cross a sidewalk,
But he compromised on the suggested alternative.
"It's a start," he said.
Garrett's draft also would eliminate the require-
ment for a designated loading zone, allowing for a
9-by-19-foot parking space for delivery vehicles.
The compromise did not come without a strug-
Stover had advocated a plan calling for angle

Pull-in parking at a permitted project on Pine
Avenue spurred questions about pedestrian safety
when motorists pull out. Islander File Photo

parking on Pine Avenue, while P&Z member Mar-
garet Jenkins said rear parking was best.
There already is a landscape buffer between
Pine Avenue businesses and adjacent neighbors, she
Resident Robin Wall said it might not be a bad
idea to have no more businesses on Pine Avenue. Or,
someone who owns six lots could designate one of
those for parking, she indicated.
Mike Coleman of PAR, developer of several ROR
projects on Pine Avenue, said any plan that requires
all parking to be on-site would be rejected by any
"If you want to go against your comp plan and
stop development of the ROR, this will work," he
Stoltzfus said everyone knows his position. Angle
parking is in conflict with the comp plan, awkward
and unsafe, he said.
Commissioner Chuck Webb suggested that if the
direction of the commission is to require all parking

on site, that might be in opposition to the city's 2002
visioning plan.
The city's 2007 comprehensive plan was taken
from that visioning statement, he said, and the comp
plan encourages mixed-use development on Pine
If the city now has a different goal than promot-
ing mixed-use on Pine Avenue, it might need to revise
the comprehensive plan, he suggested.
Webb added that revising the traffic circulation
ordinance will impact other city ordinances and a
number of sections in the comp plan. He said he
calculated 38 ordinances that must be reviewed and
amended if the parking ordinance is changed.
Garrett agreed. "There are competing policies"
in the comp plan and "that's a real issue." Changing
the parking ordinance will be just the first step in a
number of ordinance changes, he said.
Stover suggested the city place few restrictions
on parking for new developments. Otherwise, in 20
years, parking will be inadequate on Pine Avenue.
"If you don't plan, there will be cars on the
lawns" in two decades, he said.
Webb said everyone needs a "tradeoff' to prevent
strip development on Pine.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said the meeting
was going nowhere. "We just keep flipping back and
Then came a compromise offer from Quam.
"I'll be flexible," he pledged.
Woodland agreed.
Others, including Stoltzfus, followed suit to
allow options to the requirement that all parking be
Quam directed Garrett to draft an ordinance
amendment. Garret said he could have something
back for the commission in two weeks.
Quam scheduled another commission-P&Z work
session for 6 p.m. April 8 to discuss Garrett's draft.



Spring has sprung
It's spring and how all over Anna Maria Island.
And not a minute too soon. The warmth of spring is long
Flip-flops and shorts are back as the preferred attire. Grills
are fired up. Boaters and fishers are back on the water. Bikers
are on the road.
Oh, and the roads are crowded.
It is and thankfully so one of the best traffic
seasons we've seen on Anna Maria Island, because the
traffic can only translate to better times for tourism, retail
stores, restaurants and real estate.
Now we have the Manatee Chamber of Commerce seek-
ing to float a tax on area businesses to add to the out-of-state
and overseas recruiting of the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau to attract more "comers."
The proposed $35-per-year tax on business doesn't
seem like much, unless you consider it could include all
those people licensed to rent accommodations and already
paying the "bed tax" for anything rented more than six
months a year. And individuals renting homes or duplex
units to visitors would pay the same as, say, Tropicana or
We see some problems with the proposed business
No. 1, it would tax entities that are already paying a
heavy load to support tourism rentals.
No. 2: If the county wants to increase employment and
jobs, it should spend its money here, not on staff, travel
and promotions outside the market area.
No. 3, the EDC is an arm of the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce, not government. So our chamber will become
a quasi-taxing entity?

Conspiracy theory
It's not a theory, it's in black and white for all to see
- the ratings of Harry Stoltzfus have been produced as
the result of a public record request.
Stoltzfus has offered to assist with funding a lawsuit
in the making against the very taxpayers he is sworn to
Soon, more will be revealed, including e-mails that
implicate Commission Chair John Quam, former Commis-
sioner Duke Miller, as well as planning and zoning board
members Jim Conoly, Margaret Jenkins and Frank Pytel.
And some members of the public evidently participated
in the Sunshine Law offenses.
Stoltzfus' war on PAR is working into a bloody battle
for he and his troops.
His actions may easily be proven unlawful and he's
not alone.
When the e-mails become available, and there are
hundreds of them to sort through, they will be posted for
our readers at www.islander.org.

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For the historical record
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society just
celebrated its most successful Heritage Day ever.
We had a huge, enthusiastic crowd, many won-
derful arts and crafts and food vendors and beauti-
ful weather after a long spell of very disappointing
winter weather.
Our chairperson, Melissa Williams, outdid her-
self in putting together a wonderful event.
We had full participation from our volunteers and
our board and officers and want to thank them all.
Our musicians, organized and led by Bil Bowdish
and his Gulf Drive Band, included Judy Chiaramonte,
Tanya McCormick, Tom Benjamin and Joey Flay.
They provided entertainment throughout the day for
all our visitors.
Special thanks go to our director, Betty Yanger,
Chris and Steve Boniberger, Dan and Barb Murphy,
George McKay, Karen LaPensee, Lori Kee, Diane
Sacca and Duffy's Tavern, all of whom provided
invaluable help in our success.
Thea Kelley, AMIHS president

Praise for PAR
Pine Avenue Restoration efforts on Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria are definitely worthwhile, and I am
perplexed at the efforts of some Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus and his minions to stop this wisely
and carefully planned project.
When I moved here, Pine Avenue was simply
a street to use to get from the Gulf to the Bay. It
was quaint, but not too interesting and the businesses
there did not do so well, as we watched many of them
leave to go elsewhere.
Now, there is a great spirit of community on Pine
Avenue. Let's keep this dream alive for all those who
have worked so hard to beautify this little commercial
street in Anna Maria.
Our visitors love it, our businesses stand to profit

and the outcome will be good for all.
It is too late to turn this ship around and why
should we? If the major concern is safety, move the
sidewalks closer to the buildings and put the parking
near the street. There, problem solved.
Maureen Dahms, Anna Maria

Still trashing trash
One of the solutions of the rubbish problem is
an incredible bargain, $3.12 per month is great for
back-door pick up.
That does not solve the problem of rubbish bins
being left out too soon for pick up.
The renters across the street from me left on a
Saturday, the cleaning people put the blue bucket out
front for collection on Monday. Who is responsible
for putting the bucket away?
The only people who know when the renters are
coming and going are the rental agents. It seems they
should be responsible for putting the rubbish barrels
and bins away.
Nancy Richard, Holmes Beach

Players for a cure
Thank you to the Island Players board of direc-
tors, "Catch Me If You Can" director Phyllis Elf-
enbein, her cast and crew and all the Island Players
volunteers for holding the preview performance to
benefit the American Cancer Society.
Thank you to Dottie Mizzi, North Beach Village,
Curves, Sweet Peas, The Islander and the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce for selling tickets.
Thank you to everyone who made the donations
and who came to the performance.
Working together we make a difference in the
fight against cancer thank you to all.
Nancy Ambrose, American Cancer Society vol-

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Save Anna Maria Inc. president Katie Pierola
feels the topic needs to reach Islanders, so voters
won't be stranded in November.
Pierola announced at SAM's Feb. 27 meeting at
the Island Brach Library that representatives from
Florida Hometown Democracy will make a presenta-
tion at SAM's meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March
27, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The moderator will be Rosalie Shaffer from the
League of Women Voters.
Janet Stanko, the area's FHD coordinator will
present information about Hometown Democracy.
And another yet-named guest will provide the
rebuttal to Stanko in a pro-vs.-con format.
Pierola invited the public to attend.
The Florida Hometown Democracy Land Use
Initiative is on the Florida Nov. 2 ballot as an initiated
amendment to the Florida Constitution.
Lesley Blackner, 45, is an environmental attor-
ney and primary force behind Hometown Democracy,
which calls for citizens to vote on land-use changes.
Currently, county and city commissioners make land-
use and comp-plan decisions.
Pierola said, "This lady was able to raise $1 mil-
lion and got 800,000 signatures to get Hometown
Democracy on the ballot. That's a huge undertak-
Pierola added that she believes the comprehen-
sive-plan process wasn't meant to be amended.
She said that when the state ordered cities and
counties to enact comprehensive plans in 1989 to
control and organize growth, it effectively helped
curtail development.

"We've been having these comprehensive plans
for over 30 years," Pierola said. "And we have to redo
them every five years."
SAM also announced that it has launched its Web
site, www.amisam.org. The SAM board of directors
plans to use the site as an informative tool for resi-
dents and seasonal visitors.
SAM also encourages people to attend its meet-
SAM also has voted in a new board of directors,
with Pierola as president, Maureen McCormick as
vice president, Nancy Deal as secretary and Carol
Soustek as treasurer.
For information on the meeting or SAM, visit the
Web site or call Pierola at 941-795-2818.

SAM president Katie Pierola looks over the vol-
umes of materials covering the early 1990s, when
SAM battled against a mega-bridge on Manatee
Avenue. Pierola donated the files to the Island
Branch Library. Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy

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In the March 22, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole demanded
an aip 1<, 'v from Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whit-
more for the manner in which she treated software-
developer David Silver at an Island Transportation
Planning Organization meeting. Cole said he would
boycott all future meetings of the organization until
an aip i,'<"' was issued. Whitmore later apologized,
saying she thought Silver was a salesman.
Archaeologist Bill Burger recommended to Bra-
denton officials that before Arvida started construc-
tion of its planned 868-unit condominium project on
north Perico Island, the site should be surveyed to see
if native Americans had lived there. Burger said he
had examined the 343-acre parcel and found indica-
tions that indigenous people once used the site for a
burial ground or fortification.
Seven area homeowner associations planned to
meet with Manatee County Commissioner Amy Stein
and Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
to air concerns about Arvida's proposed project on
Perico Island. Jerry Messick of the Palma Sola Park
homeowner's association said the meeting would be
to discuss a strategy to oppose the project.



BB commission delays race application vote

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach City Commission delayed
a decision on whether to allow a personal watercraft
race at Coquina Beach in April.
Commissioners said they had too many unan-
swered questions about the special event application
for Hydro-X Tour racing, which had been resubmit-
ted for consideration at the March 18 meeting after
it was denied two weeks earlier.
Commissioners on March 4 denied the applica-
tion due to concerns with security and a conflict with
the city's land-development code, which prohibits
the launching of boats and other watercraft from the
After that first vote, Hydro-X Tour race advo-
cate Jim Pickett, the sports commissioner with the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau,
defended the application, maintaining that security
would be strong and tight.
He also said that the race would either be staged
to comply with the city's prohibition on launching
boats or other watercraft from the beach, or there
could be a waiver of the rule.
One option would be to use the county boat ramp
on the bayside of Coquina to unload and fuel the
watercraft. \ hI ic of a pit-stop type of area," Pickett
The racing of the Jet Ski-type crafts would ben-
efit the Suncoast Charities for Children and bring
in cash for local restaurants, resorts and other busi-
nesses, Pickett said.
"It's a very high-quality event," the sports com-
missioner said. "It is a fun event. It is a youthful
event. It has a big attraction for that person 16-30,
maybe 35.... It is good for the community."
But the commission last week still had con-
cerns, as did one citizen who publicly objected at the
meeting to staging the race in Bradenton Beach and
another who questioned in a letter its environmental
"Sea turtles that nest on our beaches in the
summer months live in these waters all year," Suzi
Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, wrote in a letter to commissioners. "In Flor-
ida, the loggerhead sea turtles' prime mating season is
March and April, and we have had them nest in Man-
atee County in April in the past. During the month of
April, we start to get calls from the boaters reporting
that they are spotting turtles right off shore."
Fox stated, "Running any boats at high speed
during that time, within view of our shoreline, would
not be good for endangered sea turtles or other ani-
mals that feed on the hard-bottom reefs just off shore
in Bradenton Beach."
She concluded, "I believe that compromising the
environment in exchange for business and the county
to make income is never a good choice."
Speaking at the commission meeting, resident Pat

Gentry also raised environmental concerns, as well
as concerns about noise.
Gentry said the racers use a high-octane mix of fuel
that is "much more volatile and highly damaging."
"Do they have all the required permits?" she
That was a question that commissioners also
Pickett said that all parties with a stake in Coquina
Beach and the Gulf of Mexico the county, the U.S.
Coast Guard, the state agencies had signed off on
the event.
But Pickett also said he was told that Fox had not
objected to the race, and that generated questions for
Commissioner Gay Breuler, who motioned to deny
the application.
"I have a strong feeling about this," Breuler
But the motion lacked a second and the discus-
sion continued.
Commissioner Bob Bartelt said he wished the
city had more time to learn about the race, to talk
with officials in cities that have hosted races.
His comment prompted city attorney Ricinda
Perry to suggest a continuance, which the commis-
sion approved.
The commission will consider the application at
its next meeting, which will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,
April 1, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive.

In other business at the March 18 Bradenton
Beach Commission meeting, commissioners:
Approved a request for public works superin-
tendent Tom Woodard to attend the American Public
Works Association/Florida Chapter annual meeting
in Orlando May 5-7.
Approved an annual contract of $4,310 for
maintenance of the police department radios.
Adopted a local mitigation strategy for the
city, part of a larger effort with the county and other
municipalities to "make our community more disaster
resistant," according to the resolution.
Approved the police chief's proposal of a pro-
gram to tackle trespassing at local businesses.
Approved payment of a $6,031 invoice from
M.T. Causley for building department services.
Approved a special event application for a
DeSoto Heritage Festival picnic at the BeachHouse
Restaurant at 10 a.m. Friday, April 23. About 250
people involved with the festival are expected to
Approved a motion made by Commissioner
Bob Bartelt to issue a request for proposals to hire a
consultant to help update the city's telecommunica-
tions ordinance.
Heard from several speakers during public com-
ment, including former Commissioner John Shaugh-
nessy, who said he's sensed a diminished morale at
city hall and urged a spirit of cooperation.

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Decking the hall
The Bradenton Beach City Commission March 18 approved a series of recommendations from a Scenic-
WAVES committee to beautify the grounds outside city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The proposal called for
using eucalyptus or malleleuca mulch instead of cypress or red mulch, as well as relocating some passion
flower and tropical sage, removing crotons and adding blanket sunflowers, beauty berry bushes and alla-
manda. "We stuck to Island indigenous," said ScenicWAVES chair Pat Gentry. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Anna Maria legal woes increase

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's ever-increasing legal problems
continued to mount last week when Richard Friday
of 104 Park Ave. filed a complaint in the Manatee
County Circuit Court against the city and the Stephen
A. Walker Land Trust.
The trust has proposed a housing project -
Banyan Tree Estates at 100 Park Ave.
Attorney Stephen Thompson, representing Friday,
argued for a declaratory judgment and injunctive
relief, alleging that two of the lots on which Banyan
Tree Estates would be located are designated "con-
servation" land-use in the city's comprehensive plan
and on its future land-use map.
As such, the city should not have issued the
Walker Trust a letter in February 2009 stating that
the proposed project "did not contravene" the city's
zoning code requirements.
Not true, alleged Thompson. The zoning code

is inconsistent with the comp-plan, and the stated
policy of the comp-plan is that "property designated
as conservation must not be developed."
The comprehensive plan takes precedence over
the land-development regulations, Thompson said.
Among other claims, Thompson said the permit
issued the Walker Trust by the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to build is "null and void,
based on the inconsistency between the zoning code
and the city's comprehensive plan."
Thompson asked for a temporary injunction
to halt any construction, followed by a permanent
injunction from the court. He also asked for "such
other and further relief as this court deems just," but
made no mention of monetary damages.
The lawsuit was not unexpected.
Thompson wrote the city in early February that
if the city declined to halt development on the lots in
question, Friday would have no choice but to "move
forward with litigation to stop and prevent this viola-

tion of the city's comprehensive plan."
Anna Maria already faces a request by Sarasota
attorney Dan Lobeck, representing Robert and Nicky
Hunt, for an administrative hearing with the Florida
Department of Community Affairs. The Hunts claim
the city's method of computing density in its retail-
office-residential district is incorrect.
The DCA recently wrote the city requesting
responses on several questions and clarification of
some issues. The DCA indicated it would schedule a
telephonic conference with all parties involved a few
weeks after it receives the city's responses.
Along with those two legal actions, Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC could be looking at a lawsuit against
the city if the proposed moratorium on site plans
along Pine Avenue passes and includes PAR's appli-
cations submitted in mid-November.
City attorney Jim Dye usually offers his opin-
ions at a commission meeting. The commission meets
again March 25.


Beach 700-

foot pier


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
A 700-foot pier to replace the demolished 312-
foot pier at Manatee Public Beach remains a possibil-
In fact, the Manatee County Natural Resources
Department is in favor of a longer pier that would
give fishers access to deeper water.
Charlie Hunsicker, NRD director, said it's pos-
sible that funding for a 700-foot pier could come
from concession revenues at Manatee and Coquina
beaches. The concession operations are up for bid.
On March 23, a recommendation committee for the
county was scheduled to listen to oral presentations
of the four proposals.
Manatee County Tourist Development Council
representatives have stated the TDC has no funding
for a 700-foot pier. But Hunsicker said that if the
concession contractor affords the county sufficient
funding, a 700-foot pier could be possible without a
need for TDC funding.
A majority of Holmes Beach commissioners have
said they are in favor of a 312-foot T-end pier. But
commissioners John Monetti and Al Robinson and
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger have indicated interest in
a longer pier.
"We haven't got a full vote with a presentation
of a full budget plan," Hunsicker said.
Meanwhile, the county awaits a permit for the
312-foot pier plan.
Hunsicker said his department favors a 700-foot
pier, partly because of the benefits for sport fishers.
A longer pier would mean new and deeper water to
Hunsicker thinks a longer pier would not affect
the number of tourists who visit the beach.
"I think it's a matter of, do we or don't we have
a pier?" Hunsicker said.
Public opinion has been mixed on the pier length,
but most seem to agree that the pier is an asset to
locals, fishers and visitors and should be replaced

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Walker named HBPD

Officer of the Year

Holmes Beach Police Department Officer Mike Walker is the depart-
ment's Officer of the Year.

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Police Department has
named Officer Mike Walker its 2009 Officer of
the Year.
Walker, 26, has been with the HBPD since
September 2008.
"I'm seriously shocked," Walker said of the
award. "When I got this job, I only came in here
to do my job."
Born and raised in Bradenton, Walker gradu-
ated from the basic recruit academy. Less than
a year after he was hired by the HBPD, Walker
showed his guts.
In a letter to the Manatee County Hundred
Club, HBPD Chief Jay Romine said on Aug. 7,
2009, Walker (and Officer Stan House) entered a
Holmes Beach residence after a disturbance call
and observed a subject attacking his female room-
"It also appeared that the subject, who had just
been released from jail earlier in the day, was about
to attack her with a large padlock he had in his
hand," Romine wrote. "Officer Walker entered the
residence, physically grabbed control of the sus-
pect and, in all likelihood, saved the victim from

great bodily harm, or worse.
"We were lucky we got there when we did,"
Walker said.
The award puts Walker in the running for
county officer of the year.
Walker, who bashfully said he was "not used
to the spotlight," works a 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. shift.
L\ cly day is something new," Walker said.
"You never find yourself in the same situation;
there's always something else to look forward to.
You never know what you're getting into."
For example, Walker responded to a call on
85th Street in Holmes Beach. When he showed up,
a car was in a canal.
Walker said he spends a lot of time getting to
know citizens.
"I'm trying to figure out who people are,"
Walker said. "It's not always about giving out tick-
Six years ago, Walker had no idea what he
wanted to do for a career. Finally, after a ride-along
with the Bradenton Police Department, Walker
He would be a police officer.
Turns out, he would be the 2009 HBPD officer
of the year.

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Garden club Penny Show

winners announced

The Anna Maria Garden Club hosted its annual
Penny Flower Show March 17 at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria.
The event also featured an auction and work-
The winners of the flower show are:
Sunrise in Paradise category: Ginger Huhn, first
place; Barb Callahan, second; Gail Faglioni, third.
Drifting Along: Priscilla Seawald, first place;
Jean Taylor, second; Gail Faglioni, third.

She Sells Seashells: Rene Pollock, first place;
Jean Taylor, second; Priscilla Seawald, third.
Island Hospitality: Rene Pollock, first place; Gail
Faglioni, second; Kitty Kale, third.
Sunset: Priscilla Seawald, first place; Ginger
Huhn, second and third.
Miniatures: Anne Ricci, first place; Kitty Kole,
second and third.
Horticulture: Kathleen Kramer, first place; Clare
Faner, second.

REAL discussion
Katrina Cati went to
Crosspointe Fellow-
ship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, Feb.
20, to discuss "Islam
in America Today "
with members of the
REAL Women's Minis-
tries. Islander Photo:
Marietta Schultz

Crosspointe hosts
spring break program
Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host a spring break program for
grade-school children.
Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March
29-April 2 and feature activities, movies, lunch and
There will be no charge.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at noon Tuesday, March 30, at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The scheduled speaker is Donna Sobel, an attor-
ney, discussing living wills and care surrogates.
For more information, visit www.annamariaro-

Friends conjure up magic show
The Friends of the Island Library will host magi-
cian Cesa Domic6 at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 1,
at the branch library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Domic6, a member of the International Brother-
hood of Magicians, has performed throughout the
United States and South America.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
Kiwanis Club
announces speaker
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Cafe on the
Beach in Holmes Beach.
The scheduled speaker is Easter Seals of South-
west Florida CEO Bill Lloyd.
For more information, call club member Ralph
Bassett at 941-795-8697.

Celebrational brunch
The Friends of the Island Library honors volunteers and staff with a brunch March 17 at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Volunteers assist with Friends events, including the annual
book sale, and help in the library. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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Bridge Street Market Island Garden Club to meet

set for Saturday
The open-air Bridge Street Market will take place
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at 107
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
The event, sponsored by the Historic Bridge
Street Merchants Association, will feature vendors
offering food, arts and crafts, produce and other
For more information, call organizer Nancy
Ambrose at 941-518-4431.

Center to host talent show
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
host a talent show at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at
the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
DJ Chris Grumley will emcee the program, fea-
turing Islanders as entertainers.
For more information, call the Center at 941-778-

The Island Garden Club of Anna Maria will meet
at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The club will hear from Betany Allen-Ford, pres-
ident of the Sun Coast Bee Keepers Association and
a master gardener.
A potluck supper will be served.
For more information, call Marguerite Carrick at

Race to benefit Robinson
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Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson will
definitely be on the West Manatee Fire Rescue Dis-
trict board of commissioners' agenda April 15.
Robinson said he had asked to be on the March 18
agenda to speak about the WMFR budget and payroll,
but was inadvertently left off the official agenda.
WMFR District Chairman John Rigney apolo-
gized for the error, and said Robinson will be given
an opportunity to speak beyond the usual three min-
utes allocated to public speakers.
Rigney noted that the board is not required to
allow public comment, except during a public hear-
ing, but has allowed public comment for Robinson
and others "as a courtesy."
Robinson has previously
been critical of the WMFR
budget and wanted to discuss the
pay of several staff members at
the meeting, and Rigney said he
Yo .: will have that opportunity next
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Robinson could talk with WMFR Chief
Andy Price anytime during normal working hours
about staff and payroll issues.
"You haven't heard the last of me," said Robin-
Rigney replied: "We'll see you at the next meeting."
Former WMFR firefighter Dion Niemo also
addressed the board and asked why he was fired.
Commissioner Larry Tyler said a personnel issue
should not be brought up in a public forum. He sug-
gested Niemo could discuss his dismissal with Price
and, if not satisfied with those answers, could seek
legal counsel.
In other business, the board heard from auditor
Ed Leonard that WMFR accounting practices and

records had passed inspection for 2009 and received
the highest rating possible from an auditor for a gov-
ernment entity.
Board members also approved Ross Built Con-
struction Co. of Holmes Beach as the contractor to
remodel a former medical office building near WMFR
Station No. 4 on 67th Street that was purchased for a
WMFR administrative building.
The board purchased the building in January for
$1.1 million using contingency fund money. The esti-

mate to remodel the building for WMFR purposes is
about $500,000.
Price will now negotiate the contract and specifi-
cations with Ross Built and the board will still have
to approve the final contract.
The WMFR facilities committee had recom-
mended Ross Built as the No. 1 choice and said in
its report that the fact that it was an Island company
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Catch 'Catch Me If You Can'

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reviewer
"Catch Me If You Can" is as playful as the title
Phyllis Elfenbein directs the play with a cast that
includes John Durkin, Robin Rhodes, Russ Carthy,
Tom Aposporos and Vinnie Conte.
The stage crew includes set designer Kirk V.
Hughes, light designer Brad Pattison, sound designer
Bob Grant, costume designer Don Bailey and stage
manager Joanne Romans.
"Catch Me If You Can" opened on Broadway
in 1965 as a light, commercial vehicle starring Dan
Dailey and Tom Bosley.
The run ended after three months, and "Catch Me
If You Can" is not likely to get a Broadway revival
anytime soon.
But the play works quite well in community the-
ater, especially at Island Players, where the laughs
come one after the other and the twists can take the
audience around a hairpin.
Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert adapted the
play from a French script by Robert Thomas. The
setting in the original was not New York's Catskill
Mountains, but that's where Weinstock and Gilbert
put their summer house and characters probably so
they could take full advantage of New Yorker jokes,
or maybe so they could use the good one about seeing
a Catholic face in the Catskills.
Daniel Corban (Durkin) is supposed to be into his
second week of honeymooning, but his wife Eliza-
beth has been missing for three days, having driven
off in his little yellow Corvette.
Enter Inspector Levine (Carthy), a caricature of
a distracted detective who doesn't seem to be much
interested in solving the mystery.
So enter Father Kelleher (Aposporos), who wants
to know whether Daniel will welcome his wife's
return "with no questions, no reproaches."
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calls her out as an imposter, but he just can't find the
photographs to prove his claim.
When he arrives late on the stage in Act II, Sydney
(Conte) the deli owner helps sort of to clear up
the confusion.
Mystery fans probably will think they' ve solved
the who-done-what within the first 20 minutes of the
play. So too might comedy fans. But they might be
w i on._, really wrong.
Elfenbein writes in her director's note, "Let's try
to unravel this mystery in 'Catch Me If You Can' -
and I'm betting you can't."
I didn't unravel the mystery, but laughed trying.
Carthy is new to the Island Players stage, but he's
a veteran actor, and that's obvious in his performance

Simon play to close season
The Island Players will close its 2009-10
season with a production of Neil Simon's "The
Prisoner of Second Avenue," directed by Kelly
Wynn Woodland.
The play will run May 13-23.

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April 4.
Photo: Lisa

as Inspector Levine. Carthy drives the play, just as
Levine seems to drive Daniel bonkers. He also gets
his laughs, big ones, with his right-on delivery.
Durkin's job as Daniel is to drive the anxiety, and
he does his job well.
Porter's Elizabeth is perfectly off-balance, hot
and cold, innocent and sinister.
Aposporos' alleged Father Kelleher delivers the
creeps, even his light jokes feel like dark humor.
Conte's Sydney, well, he's very funny he gets
laughs just entering a doorway.
Elfenbein wisely keeps "Catch Me If You Can"
going at a rapid pace at times the play drives like
that high-speed Corvette that's missing with Daniel.
For Islanders still complaining about shivers and icy
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and stone fireplace, will no doubt look inviting.
The play continues through April 4 at the theater,
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The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday through Saturdays and one hour before
showtimes, which are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sat-
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Kiwanis Sunrise Easter service set

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will host
its 46th annual nondenominational sunrise service on
Easter Sunday, April 4.
The service will take place at Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, beginning
at 6:30 a.m.
All Island churches, as members of All Island
Denominations, also will participate in the service
with readings from Scripture and songs.
The Rev. Harry I. Parsell of the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach will deliver the
The Revs. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Robert Allen of Crosspointe Fel-
lowship and Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church will read from Scripture.
The Rev. Jean Woady Louis of St. Bernard Cath-
olic Church will give the benediction.
And the Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial
Community Church will give the sermon "When
Easter Dawns."
"More than 1,200 people are expected to attend,"
said Larry Fowler, the club's spiritual aims chair.
He encouraged people to arrive early the beach
will open at 6 a.m. and to bring beach chairs and
Fowler also encouraged Islanders to ride the free
trolley, which begins running at 6 a.m.
During the service, Kiwanis members will collect
donations for the participating churches.
In addition to the Kiwanis service, all the Island
churches will host Easter programs:
Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, will hold Easter service at 10 a.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold services
at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and an egg hunt on
Easter Sunday.
The church will observe Maundy Thursday on April
1 with a foot-washing and stripping at the altar at 7 p.m.
and a vigil in the garden from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Good Friday, the church will hold a vigil in

follow the 10:30 a.m. service.
Also, the church will observe Maundy Thurs-
day at 7 p.m. April 1 with a communion service and
foot-washing. On Good Friday, the church will hold
Tenebrae services at noon and 7 p.m. and on April 3,
a celebration at 5 p.m.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, will hold an Easter
service at 9:30 a.m.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, will hold two services on Easter,
one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.
The church also will hold a 7 p.m. service in the
sanctuary on Holy Thursday and a noon service in
the chapel on Good Friday.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate Easter with
Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
An egg hunt will take place at 1 p.m. on Easter
Also, the church will observe Holy Thursday
with a 7 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper and Good
Friday with stations of the cross at noon and a 3 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord's Passion.
On April 3, the church will hold a blessing of the
food at 11 a.m. and a vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

i ne nKwanis Clu of Anna Maria island s annual
Easter sunrise service at the Manatee Public Beach
has brought together the Island churches and
worshipers for more than four decades. The service
will begin at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4, at Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Islander File Photo

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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 24, 2010 0 15

Island worker shares story from Haiti

In early February, Holly Connelly left her paid
job at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach for an
unpaid assignment in Haiti.
"I felt a need to go to help," she said.
As she was preparing to leave, the 29-year-old
from Bradenton knew to expect conditions in the
earthquake devastated Haiti to be dramatically dif-
ferent than those on the Florida Gulf coast.
Her expectation proved correct.
Connelly flew from Florida to the Dominican
Republic, where she expected to be met by a group
of 100 volunteers with God's Chosen Ones Ministry,
which is based in Miami.
When Connelly arrived, after already dealing
with changes in travel plans, she learned there was
no group to meet her in the Dominican.
After some hours fearing she her trip would end
in the Dominican, Connelly learned that arrange-
ments had been made for her to connect with a group
in Haiti but she would travel on her own by bus

Holly Connelly, office administrator at the Key
Royale Club in Holmes Beach, left in early Febru-
ary to travel to Haiti to help with the relief effort.
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Getting there, Connelly said, was a trip.
When she arrived in Haiti's capital, she met the
group she would work on the relief effort.
"We drove through the city," Connelly said.
"There were so many people on the streets. And the
devastation is something that I cannot express in
words or with photographs."
Her work mostly involved distributing food and

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
One of All Island Denominations' primary
missions is to help those who need some aid with
paying the rent, putting food on the table and keep-
ing the lights on.
Last week, AID issued a rare call for aid so
that the organization, made of all six Anna Maria
Island churches, can continue its care for the com-
"It's the first time we've put it out there for the
public to help," said the Rev. Rosemary Backer,
AID president and minister at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church in Holmes Beach. "But more and more
people are coming to us for assistance."
Backer said AID decided to issue the appeal
this spring in anticipation of higher demand this
summer, when Island commerce slows down and
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"I arrived three weeks after the quake," Connelly
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alive? I learned, in no time, about the strength and
resiliency of Haitians.

Editor's note: Connelly shares her story, in her
words and photographs, at www.islander.org.

rent, utilities, gasoline and prescriptions. There
also is a food pantry at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church in Anna Maria.
"Sometimes the need is a very special thing,"
Backer said. "Like someone who needs a prescrip-
tion filled, and we can help with the co-pay.... Or
someone doesn't have the money for gas to get to
a job interview. We can fill up their tank."
The assistance is offered on a one-time
That's also the assistance that AID is asking
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"When July, August and September hit is when
there's a real need," Backer said. "September is
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Backer said donations can be made at an
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Just beachy: Hh
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Patti Townsend marveled at the view from "Blue
Heaven," the Abrahamson home on North Shore
Drive in Anna Maria.
Judith Klein wanted to settle into a chair on the
patio at Susan Lee's home on 63rd Street in Holmes
Beach for a long spring nap.
Paula Fontaine expressed more than a twinge of
jealousy over the Brazilian wood found in the Kelly
home on Key Royale.
Katherine Leaky's jaw dropped over the cathe-
dral ceilings in the Shorten's home on 67th Street in
Holmes Beach.
And Fred Bell had to be pulled away from the
widescreen television in the Cooks' showplace on
70th Street in Holmes Beach.
All were on the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's annual Island Tour of Homes March 20, fea-
turing five homes built and fashioned for life on the
Gulf of Mexico coast.
"There's an Anna Maria Island chic, a style here
that's unique," said seasonal resident Baker Morgan.
"At least it's unique when you're from Dubuque,
Throughout the day, tourgoers with brochures in
their hands and paper booties over their shoes, visited
the homes.
"I try to come every year," said tourgoer Sheila
Brewer. "I've missed some, but not many. I just love
the event."
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cal Treasures boutique, which featured arts, crafts
and baked goods for sale, as well as the sale of raffle
tickets to win the Eyeland Needlers Tour of Homes
quilt, "Wish You Were Here."
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Tour ofHomes March 20.

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goods for sale. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Anna Maria.
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tour, a major happening on the Island calendar and
a welcome source of revenue for the Center, gener-
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with the sale of tickets, raffle chances, boutique sales,
sponsor donations and advertising support.
Tour coordinator Sue Moderhak said ticket sales
were strong in the days just before the event. "The last
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Center strives for mortgage payments

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Despite a struggle to keep up with $9,000-a-month
payment on the Anna Maria Island Community
Center building, staff has managed to keep its pro-
grams going.
At the Center's March 17 meeting, board mem-
bers spoke about their financial situation, and how
April is their most important month of the year.
Thanks to the Lester Challenge, a fundraiser
sponsored exclusively by The Islander that raised

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization will not immediately move forward
with a proposed two-county bus pass.
MPO executive director Michael Howe said at
the March 15 Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Marina Drive, that county administrators met and
determined they did not have enough resources to
proceed with the plan.
The MPO also had examined the possibility
that public transportation users in Sarasota and
Manatee counties could purchase bus passes from
vending machines.
There also was talk about a consolidated bus
pass for Sarasota/Manatee riders that would be sold
in vending machines, as well as evening connec-
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$50,000 donation from Charles and JoAnn Lester,
the Center is on target with its budget.
But part of that budget success has meant keeping
the Center's staff down. For example, the Center has
not filled vacancies for a field development director,
education director or maintenance position. Center
executive director Pierrette Kelly said the Center's
staff has not received a salary increase in three
"We're all just happy to be working and serv-

a reason to go to Sarasota," Bohnenberger said. "A
total merging of the two systems would be a big
stumbling block. They should just keep expanding
what they're doing."
Howe said transit administrators are doing just
that, and are close to developing the same price for
bus passes in both counties.
Currently, a monthly bus pass for Manatee
County Area Transit is $30, and for Sarasota
County Area Transit is $40.
In other business, Howe said the MPO no
longer anticipates a second round of federal stim-
ulus money that they had hoped would support
Island projects.
Howe said the U.S. House in December passed
a $68 billion bill to promote job growth. He said
the Senate has not made a motion on the bill that
would provide transportation work until the end
of the year, because a six-year transportation bill
expires in December.
On the other hand, Howe said there likely will
be money available in the budget because projects
typically come in under bid.


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Kelly wanted the community to know the Center
still seeks donations.
She also said people can make a donation by pur-
chasing a ticket and attending the Affaire to Remem-
ber gala on April 24.
Kelly said that event makes the biggest difference
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"We just survive all the time from month to month
on the revenue we have, on the small grants we get
and other support," Kelly said. "But it's the Affaire to
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In keeping with the tradition of the late Don
Maloney, who established the Irish Breakfast, a ben-
efit for Our Daily Bread food bank sponsored by the
Moose Lodge and The Islander newspaper, a new
Irishman or Irishwoman is crowned and maintains
his or her title for a year.
The annual breakfast was held March 17 at
the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach, where host
Bonner Joy of The Islander named Paul Kelly of
Holmes Beach the 2010-11 Irishman of the Year.
Kelly was recognized for his "wild Irish humor
and a bigger than life Irish heart," said Joy. "He has
coached youth soccer and provided many scholar-
ships for kids to play sports at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, where wife Pierrette is executive
Kelly accepted the honor, saying "I' m so touched,
I have tears in my eyes," and proceeded with the pro-
gram of Irish tales and songs.
Past winners to honor the Irish in all of us,
include last year's winner, Islander cartoonist Jack
Egan, John Corbett, Pat Geyer, Bonner Joy, Chuck
and Joey Lester, Sam McDowell, Sean Murphy, Bob
LoPiccolo, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, and,
posthumously, Don Maloney.
The event included a group Wearing of the Green
fashion show by The Color of Coconut boutique in
Holmes Beach, and Irish dancing by two members of
the Purdum family of Columbus, Ohio Mimi, 7,
whose birthday is St. Patrick's Day, and sister Alli-
son, 8.
The dancers were assisted by mom Tara, who
explained the meaning of the costumes and dances,
and sister Abigail, 17, who announced the dances.
Abigail also said that her siblings take Irish dance les-
sons in Columbus at Regan Academy of Irish Dance
to honor their Irish grandmother's traditions.
The proud grandparents are Arlene and Bob
Purdum of Holmes Beach.
The Moose Lodge served a breakfast of corned-
beef hash, hash-brown potatoes, sausage, eggs, sweet
rolls and a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Paul Kelly, left, is named Irishman of the Year on
St. Patrick's Day at the annual Irish Breakfast.
Last's years honoree, Jack Egan, offers congratula-
tions. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

Mimi Purdum, 7, and sister Allison, 8, perform
traditional Irish dance for the attendees at the Moose
Lodge-Islander newspaper Irish Breakfast March 17.

Comfort station added
Holmes Beach has added a comfort station with
three stalls for men and women, including handicap-
accessible facilities and a baby-changing table.
The American Disabilities Act-compliant rest
rooms on Marina Drive by the public works depart-
ment are sandwiched between the skate park-infant
playground and the soccer field near city hall.
Building inspector Bob Shaffer said that the rest
room will support the arts and crafts events that take
place throughout the year at the field.
Shaffer said there always was a portable rest
room in the lot, and more were brought in to support
crowds for the arts and crafts events.
"Now that's one more expense the arts and crafts
coordinators won't have," Shaffer said.
Shaffer said the project cost between $13,000
and $20,000. He added that a private donation paid
for some of the costs.

Hurry for Easter rental
Property manager Sally Greig of Mike Norman
Realty in Holmes Beach has a few rental units left
for the week leading up to Easter on April 4 and
including that weekend, but anyone thinking of an
Island vacation that week or between now and Easter
should act quickly.
A story in the March 17 Islander indicated Greig
was booked until Easter, but that's not the case.
"Most of our rentals are booked, but we do still
have availability. March is almost totally booked, but
people can still call us and find nice accommodations
for the first week of April," Greig said.
Greig noted that there are occasional cancella-
tions and she is always signing up new rentals, so the
availability of units could change quickly.

Elected officials support

meals program
Local elected officials will participate in the
national Mayors for Meals program, a campaign to
fight senior hunger March 24.
Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will host
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford, Palmetto Mayor
Shirley Groover Bryant, Holmes Beach Deputy
Mayor Sandy Haas-Martens and Bradenton Mayor
Wayne Poston in the Mayors for Meals campaign.
The elected officials, according to a news release,
will help deliver meals to seniors.


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Goodness' sake
Patrons of the arts and supporters of the Manatee
High School art program browse the work donated
for The Islander's For Art's Sake sale March 19.
The annual event, held at the newspaper office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, raises money
for the high school program and showcases the
work of its students, as well as local artists. This
year's event has raised approximately $2,500.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Island Rockers, clockwise from top: Bass guitar-
ist Abbey Achor, vocalist Reina Glavan, drummer
Ethan Bertrand and guitar player Brandon Mills
provide the crowd with "Jailhouse Rock" during
the Island Music Festival sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. The event
took place March 19 in Anna Maria and also fea-
tured music by Human Condition, SoulRcoaster
and Kettle of Fish. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

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Wednesday, March 24
11 a.m. Architecture's Nobel: The Pritzker Prize lecture
at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-359-4296.
5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Business Card Exchange at White Egret, 5602 Marina Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Thursday, March 25
6 p.m. The Island Garden Club presentation by Bethany
Allen-Ford, president of the Sun Coast Bee Keepers Association,
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-0256.

Saturday, March 27
8:30 a.m. Easter Seals of Southwest Florida CEO Bill
Lloyd speaks at the Kiwanis Club meeting, Cafe on the Beach,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.
10 a.m. Save Anna Maria meets at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to noon -Watercolor painting demonstration by
Jean Ehlisat Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-6648.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf
Drive S., Bradenton Beach, hosts an egg hunt. Pre-registration is
required at the lodge.
6 to 8 p.m.- "Got Talent Show" at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:

Monday, March 29
Manatee County School District Spring Break begins.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Break-Out activities for kindergar-
ten through fifth-grade students at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 2. Information: 941-778-
10 a.m. Senior Singles meeting with guest, author Andy
Little, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Tuesday, March 30
Noon "Living Wills and Healthcare Surrogates" with Attor-
ney Dona Sobel at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch at
the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, March 31
11 a.m. The Einstein Circle discussion "Has Science
Become too Political?" at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of
Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American
Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for
the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-0504.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria

Hooping it up
The Back Alley,
121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach,
celebrates its one-
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with a party March
I19. The gallery
Sand shop hosted a
Hula Hoop contest
and music, as well
as served food and
beverage specials.
Hula Hoop contest
winners Ellen and
Elizabeth Burns
and Jack Moody
receive prizes from
Kelley Burdette.
Islander Photos:
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Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 941-778-1908.
Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with
instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not
Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support
group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource
Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria
Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horse-
shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Thursday, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group
meets on the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:

BB committee begins charter review

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Charter Review Commit-
tee plans to complete its mandated work in three ses-
sions, the first of which took place March 16.
The committee is tasked with reviewing the
13-page city charter, which city attorney Ricinda
Perry described as akin to a constitution.
\\N ilh the charter, we cannot be a city," Perry
said. She told committee members, including several
who worked with her on the charter review five years
ago, that the job ahead was to "take a look and make
sure c \ .) thing is up to date."
Before the committee began its review, Perry pro-
vided a quick review of the Florida Sunshine Law and
Public Records Act.
The public records law states that it is the "policy
of this state that all state, county, and municipal
records are open for personal inspection and copy-
ing by any person. Providing access to public records
is a duty of each agency."
That includes e-mails, texts and other electronic
messages, Perry said.
The Sunshine Law establishes a right of access
to most meetings of boards, commissions and other
governing bodies.
Perry warned committee members against dis-
cussing public business in the shade.
Then, after electing Rick Bisio as vice chair and
John Shaughnessy as chair, the committee began its
"Basically, unless we run into a big stumbling
block, I don't see why we can't do this in three meet-
ings," Shaughnessy said, adding that he wanted to
limit each meeting to about 90 minutes.
The committee is tackling the review section by
section, article by article, and last week completed a
review of article one in the charter, which deals with
"general provisions" including municipal powers,
city limits, the fiscal year, the charter review process
and commission meetings.

Bradenton Beach Charter Review Committee
members John \/'..i,,, I.. 'y and Pat Gentry attend
the committee's first meeting March 16. In an early
decision, the committee elected sih.,,,,it... "y as
chair. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

With much of the first article mandated by state
law, the committee quickly moved on to article two,
which deals with electing and appointing officials,
duties and powers of the commission and the mayor,
filling vacancies and forfeiture of office.
The committee discussed a concern that some-
times a candidate runs unopposed for city commis-
"People from some wards get no competition,"
Shaughnessy said.
The committee discussed the pros and cons of
at-large representation, a combination of ward and
at-large and commissioners and a change in terms of
office, but eventually moved on without altering the
four-ward system or the two-year terms.
"I think it's kind of nice to know a particular com-
missioner in a neighborhood," said Janet Vosburgh.
There also was a consensus that continuing to
limit office-holders to three consecutive terms is

On the committee
The Bradenton Beach Charter Review Com-
mittee includes John Shaughnessy, Rick Bisio,
Pat Gentry, Joe Garbus and Janet Vosburgh.

"Do you think it is appropriate that the person
after six years step aside?" Bisio asked.
"I'm looking at the U.S. Congress and saying,
'Yes,'" Shaughnessy said. "The city needs new
blood. I like the term limit. There is nothing to pre-
vent someone (on commission), after their six years,
from running for mayor."
The committee agreed to revisit provisions in
article two regarding the duties of elected officials.
"Obviously there are some things that aren't
totally clear," said committee member Pat Gentry.
Perry said that she has fielded questions from
office-holders, city staff and citizens about the duties
of elected officials in Bradenton Beach, which has a
weak-mayor system of government.
She suggested the committee could "explain these
positions a little better" and agreed to provide some rec-
ommendations for changes at the next meeting.
The committee was scheduled to meet at 4 p.m.
March 23, as well as 4 p.m. March 30 at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.

Anna Maria revenues short
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford told city com-
missioners at the March 18 budget work session that
she expects ad valorem tax revenues for the city to
be down by about $100,000 for the 2010-11 fiscal
Barford said she got the unofficial news from
the Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office that
because property values have tumbled the past two
years, ad valorem revenues will take a corresponding
She said the $100,000 figure was only an "unof-
ficial" estimate, but commissioners should expect a
"bare bones" budget when a draft is presented.
Commissioners agreed to examine possible areas
for budget cuts and discuss those possibilities when
they meet May 3 for another budget work session.

THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 24, 2010 0 21

Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach, through mid-April. Information: 941-518-
Through March 27, Cecy Richardson's one-woman show
at the Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery, 926 12th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.
Through March 30, "Post POP" show at the Palmetto Art
Center, 907 Fifth Street W., Palmetto. Information: 941-518-
Through April 23, "Florida Cowboys Collection" at the Man-
atee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto.
Information: 941-721-2031.

Thursday, March 25
7:30 p.m. Opening night of "Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main
St., Bradenton, through April 11. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee

Friday, March 26
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spring Home Show at the Sarasota
Bradenton International Convention Center, 800515th St. E., Bra-
denton. Information: 941-335-9161. Fee applies.
5 p.m. Fit2Run 5k Race to benefit Robinson Preserve,
1704 99th St. N.W, Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5100.
5 to 10 p.m. Seafood Festival along the 1200 block of
Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-
747-1998 or online at www.seafoodfest.info.
6:30 p.m. Documentary film screening of"Cowboy Coun-
try" at the Carnegie Library in Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th
Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-721-2034.
7 p.m. "Film Rush 2010," a film festival for Manatee County
Middle and High School students at the South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-751-6550 ext. 2107.

Saturday, March 27
8:30 a.m. First of a two-part boating safety course at the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Braden-
ton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

9 and 10:30 a.m. Wagon tours of Robinson Preserve,
1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spring Home Show at the Sarasota
Bradenton International Convention Center, 800515th St. E., Bra-
denton. Information: 941-335-9161. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Seafood Festival along the 1200 block
of Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-
747-1998 or online at www.seafoodfest.info.

Sunday, March 28
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spring Home Show at the Sarasota
Bradenton International Convention Center, 800515th St. E., Bra-
denton. Information: 941-335-9161. Fee applies.
Noon to 6 p.m. Seafood Festival along the 1200 block of
Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-
747-1998 or online at www.seafoodfest.info.

Coming Up:
April 1, Visions of the Future Film Festival, South Florida
*April 1, Magic show, Island Branch Library.

Growing 'green'
4 Terry Buck ofAnna
Maria and Florida
Native Plant Society
rep Nancy West dis-
cuss the merits of the
coontie plant during a
native plant sale outside
Bradenton Beach City
S Hall March 21. The
city hosted the sale and
a water conservation
seminar, "Use Every
Drop." Islander Photo:
Lisa Neff

*April 2, Children's parade, Palmetto.
*April 3, Easter Egg Hunt, G.T. Bray Park.
April 3, Silk painting demonstration, Island Gallery West.
*April 7, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business
lunch, The Gathering Place.
April 7, "The Dirty Horrors of Medical Ethics," Anna Maria
Island Community Center.

Save the Date:
*April 9-18, Manatee Jazz Fest.
*April 10, Bottle Boat Regatta, Palma Sola Causeway.
*April 10-11, Through Women's Eyes film festival, Hollywood
April 16-18, Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival,
*April 16-18, Anna Maria Island Real Florida Festival.
April 24, An Affaire to Remember.
*April 24, Cortez natives picnic, Florida Maritime Museum.
May 1-2, Anna Maria Island Relay for Life.
May 2, Annual Island Run.
Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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22 0 MARCH 24, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

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By Rick Catlin

Harry's has
gluten-free menu
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes
Drive, Longboat Key, now offers a gluten-free
Owner Harry Christensen said the gluten-free
menu is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes
dessert selections.
For more information, call 941-383-0777 or go
to the Harry's Web site at www.harryskitchen.com.

Hive Creations hosts recep-
tion, ribbon-cutting
Hive Creations, 119 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 5:15
p.m. Friday, March 26.
The ceremony will be followed by a public recep-
tion of champagne and snacks for attendees.

LBK chamber opens
award nominations
The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key
Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for
its annual Small Business of the Year and Rookie
Small Business of the Year awards.
The Small Business of the Year award is divided



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Fantasy Travel celebrated 10 years with Ben Mixter and Pieter Hahn as owner/managers with an open
house for friends, clients and staff at the office last month. Mixter and the staff members, left to right, Sonia
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present an anniversary cake to the camera.
into two awards: a business with 11 or more employ-
ees and one with 10 staff members or less.
The "rookie" award goes to a business that has
been in operation from one to three years.
The deadline for nominations is March 30, and
self-nominations are encouraged.
For more information call 941-383-2466.

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The nationally known Kiffle Kitchen bakery in
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for its famous Hungarian pastries to loyal readers and
kiffle-lovers this week in The Islander.

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other old-world delicacies for Christmas. The demand
grew to beyond Christmas as word of their home-
made goodies spread.
Sons Chris and Nick have joined mom and dad
in the bakery, and Lee said she expects to bake more
than 10,000 kiffles each day during Easter week. The
kiffles come in a variety of flavors, from apricot to
cherry, and the bakery also has old-fashioned nut
rolls, tossies, cookies and other baked goods.
Because Kiffle Kitchen ships nationally, placing
an order is "as easy as ordering flowers," said Lee.
To place an order, call 866-543-3537 or visit the
Web site at www.KiffleKitchen.com.

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Holmes Beach

woman arrested for

drugs, battery
Holmes Beach resident Jasmine Tingen, 22, was
arrested March 18 for possession of marijuana and
battery of a Bradenton police officer.
Tingen was causing a disturbance at Clancy's Bar
and Grill at 6218 Cortez Road
W., according to a BPD report.
She left the bar, and when she
tried to re-enter, she shoved a
Bradenton Police Department
S Tingen was taken into cus-
tody and faces a charge of battery
Tingen on a law enforcement officer.
While being searched at the Manatee County jail,
Tingen was found to have a bag with less than 20
grams of marijuana, for which she faces a charge of
possession of marijuana.
Tingen was released from jail on a $1,620
Mike Quinn, publisher of www.newsmanatee.
corn, contributed to this report.

Str eeitife

Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach
March 5, 300 block of 62nd Street, drugs. An
officer executed a search warrant at a residence and
found two pipes, a box that contained Q-tips with
white powder, and other tools that apparently were
used to crush pills, according to the report. The drugs
belonged to Derek Lauterbach, and charges are pend-
ing for possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 13, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, battery.
Three Holmes Beach Police Department officers
were pulling into the parking lot at S&S Plaza when
one officer witnessed a disturbance outside a vehicle.
One officer drove past the car and witnessed a male

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Jack Rowland Meade
Jack Rowland Meade 85, of Cortez, died March
Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Lenox, Ohio, he moved to
Cortez in 1990 from Mullica Hill, N.J. He served in
the U.S. Navy from 1943-45 aboard the USS Penn-
sylvania BB38. He worked 40 years for Tide Water
Dock Co. in Pennsylvania and loved fishing.
Inurnment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
He is survived by the Gray family, including Ruth
and Bob, Bobby, Rick and Helen, Jeff and Kathy,
Mark and Michelle; and Ruth Guest and many close

'Capt. Pat' Patrick
Allen Timmons
Patrick Allen Timmons, 59, known to friends as
"Capt. Pat" and "Teddy Bear," of Bradenton, died
March 11.
Mr. Timmons was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and
moved to Bradenton in 1964. He graduated Manatee
High School in 1969. He was a mason by trade and
later obtained a captain's and a pilot's license.
He lived on a houseboat at Key West Bight
Marina in Key West for many years and was presi-
dent of the Breakfast Club at the Schooner Wharf

striking a female several times. The officer jumped
out of his vehicle to assist the female. The woman
wrote an affidavit, stating she and her husband were
visiting her parents on the Island and they had been
drinking. The man was placed under arrest for bat-
tery and transported to the Manatee County jail.
EMS responded to bandage a cut on the woman's
left arm.
March 16, 200 block of North Harbor Drive,
battery. An officer responded to a domestic dispute.
The complainant said her ex-husband, who resides
at the same location, caused her injuries. The woman
pressed charges for battery.

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Timmons was a longtime
SIslander who also spent many
years in Key West, where he
met fabled treasure hunter Mel
Fischer. It was Fischer who dis-
-1, covered the ship Atocha, which
sank off the southernmost tip of
Florida with an estimated $400
Timmonsmillion in treasure, much of it in
gold bullion.
The search for the treasure ship wasn't an easy
one, Timmons told The Islander in January 2009.
Three people died to discover the Atocha.
Timmons was part of the team that found the
ship. He dragged a magnetometer over the sea floor
to locate the vessel and then worked at a museum
dedicated to the ship. But payroll was scarce, he said,
and his pay was a 2.2 pound bar of solid gold.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Drift In, 120 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. Guests are invited to bring a
Capt. Pat tale and a food dish to share.
He is survived by his mother, Martha Timmons
Porter, and sister Linda J. Timmons, both of Braden-
ton. He was Uncle Pat to his late sister Kim's three
children and Linda's two children. He also is survived
by five great nieces and nephews.

Don Wallis
Don Wallis, 81, of Holmes Beach, died March
Mr. Wallis retired in 1983 as a supervisor for
Fisher Body in Flint, Mich. He moved to Holmes
Beach and continued his love of golf, earning the
nickname "Down the Middle Don." He was lucky
enough to golf with the best of friends to the end.
Services were private.
He is survived by wife Nita, and two sons,
Michael of Goodrich, Mich., and David of Punta

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Round-ball season just around the corner

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center held
tryouts for its 2010 basketball season for kids ages
5-17 last week.
Players were put through a variety of drills in
their respective divisions so coaches could assess
their dribbling, passing and shooting ability. In addi-
tion, they were tested on speed and agility. Coaches
then adjourned to the "war room," where they ranked
the players before picking their respective teams.
The league will have three teams in each division
except for division II for players ages 10-11, where
there will be five teams. Division I for players ages
12-13 is still short a few players and, as such, will
hold one more tryout at 6 p.m. March 24.
The always popular, kick-off-the-season dinner
will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. Players,
parents and Center supporters can feast on a spaghetti
dinner donated once again by the Beach Bistro. Cost
for the dinner is $6 for adults and $5 for kids. Player
parents are asked to bring a dessert to the banquet.
Also on tap at the banquet will be the uniform
handout along with the schedule of games.
A kick-off-the-season tournament gets started on
April 7 and runs through April 14. Team and player
photos will be taken on April 10.
For more information, contact Andy Jonatzke or
Tyler Bekkerus at 941-779-1908, ext. 9217.

Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club played an

18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome tournament on
St. Patty's Day. The team of Jim Mixon, Bob Kral,
Vince Mercadante and Gino DiClemente lapped the
field, carding a 106 that put them seven shots ahead
of the team of John Saggert, Vince Fanton, Bob Lau-
derer and Ernie Hauser. Third place went to the team
of Pieter Thomassen, Jim Krumme, Greg Shorten and
Dave Kruger with a 116.
March 15 saw the men play a nine hole, individ-
ual-low-net game that was won by Dick Eichhom with
a 5-under-par 27. Bob Kral and Dave Schroer tied
for second place with matching 3-under 29s, while
Ernie Hauser, Pieter Thomassen and Jerry Mitcho
tied for third with 2-under-par 30s. Jim Mixon, Ed
Havlik, Bob Landgren, Matt Behan, Bob Jorgensen
and Barry Martin were all one shot back in a tie for
fourth place.

Horseshoe news
Five teams emerged from pool play during the
soggy March 17 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria
City Hall horseshoe pits. The first playoff game saw
Sam Samuels and Dave Long roll past Tom Skoloda
and Bob Munson 24-10, while Bob Lee and Mich
Younk easily defeated Dean Rowe and Norm Lange-
land 22-15. Gene Bobledyk and Fritz Erdrion then
played Lee-Younk for a chance to advance to the
finals, but the Lee-Younk team prevailed 21-12. The
finals saw Samuels and Long roll past Lee and Younk
The March 20 proceedings saw only two teams
qualify for the knock-out round. Walker and Norm

Conal Cassidy demonstrates his dribbling ability
during instructional basketball league tryouts at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Good, who just came off the disabled list follow-
ing hip replacement surgery, fell to the team of Ron
Pepka and Herb Puryear 21-15.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is

Anna Maria Island Community Center assistant athletic director Tyler Bekkerus talks to the kids
in the youngest, instructional division at the conclusion of the basketball tryouts at the Center.
Island Photos: Kevin Cassidy

Andrew Austin is a picture of concentration during
a shooting drill at the Anna Maria Island Com-
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Fishers anticipate fast winter-to-spring action

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Some weather experts are predicting air tempera-
tures may reach 80 degrees this weekend and, if so,
anglers can be on the lookout for spring fishing to
kick off.
But it's going to take sustained warm weather
to bring 60-62-degree water temperatures up about
10 degrees to entice kingfish and cobia into the area.
Because of the February chill, snook are still as
scarce a sight as Waldo, and so trout and redfish have
dominated the inshore scene for some time. Many
anglers are finding good redfish action against the
docks, and trout are showing up on the edges of deep
grass flats.
Look for good high tide action on redfish against
the mangroves this week. High spring tides, coupled
with any southerly winds, will congregate redfish in
the mangrove roots.
Grouper season re-opens in all waters April 1.
The minimum size for red grouper is 20 inches in
total length, and 22 inches for gag grouper. The daily
bag limit is two per angler within a four-grouper
aggregate bag.
Derek Olson from Rod & Reel Pier said the
only species anglers have been reeling up to the dock
are sheepshead and black drum in the mornings and
around 5 p.m.
Rocky Corby from Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers have been landing sheepshead, pinfish and
catfish. "Pompano should be running around pretty
soon," Corby said.
Capt. Bill Ware of The Damn Yankee said
hasn't been catching much more than a few trout,
sheepshead and flounder. "I'm hoping this week is
going to be the turning point," Ware said. "Until the
water temperature is 70-75 degrees, I don't expect
to see anything other than trout and sheepshead. The
water has been real cloudy and that also makes it
hard. If that wind stops blowing and the water clarity
improves, fishing should really pick up. It's been a
strange winter. Hopefully we don't have another like
it for 30 years."
Ware said he's been using live shrimp and Berk-
ley Gulp baits.
Capt. Steven Salgado said he's been catching
redfish, sheepshead, trout and flounder. He said there
have been good numbers of redfish in all sizes. He
said the best numbers of redfish have been on low
tides, from around docks and oyster beds coming off
a large flat. He said the afternoon warmer waters have
produced the best conditions for a redfish bite.
Capt. Zach Zacharias of the DEE JAY II out
of Parrot Cove Marina said although it's spring,
water temperatures locally are around 10 degrees
below what they should be at mid-March. He said the
nighttime lows are the culprit in slowing the warmup.
White bait, Spanish mackerel, kingfish, and the like
will all arrive here sooner or later. "But I would place
my bet on the later," Zacharias said.

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Steve and Heather Borbely of New Jersey caught
this redfish, along with 11 more, while fishing last
week with Capt. Warren Girle.

Zacharias reported good-to-excellent action with
the "big four" of this past winter: Trout to 24 inches,
reds to 30 inches, sheepshead to 5 pounds, and black
drum up to 15 pounds.
Zacharias said the trout have been found all over
the bays in 3-7 feet of water and have been hitting a
variety of artificial offerings, including the Tsunami,
CAL shad tail and Cotee grub tail lures. He said the
redfish have been breaking out of their winter lairs
and beginning to roam around the shallower flats on
rare warm, sunny days.
"The advent of spring tides will bring much
higher water levels during the daytime and red hunt-
ing along the bushes and bars will get productive,"
Zacharias said. "The sheepshead and drum are still
Ihui.inii' the dock structures, although I have heard
rumors of some big schools of black drum on the
prowl in shallower water. We really need a break in
the wind pattern as of late to allow more reef fish-
ing. Things should be busting loose out in the Gulf
of Mexico in the next several weeks."
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said with the forecast calling for warm-
ing weather and the water temperatures rising, spring
fishing patterns should take hold. He said small-fry
bait has shown up around Anna Maria and the bigger
shiners should make their appearance anytime.
Howard said the speckled trout bite has been
improving with many caught on live shrimp and jigs
rigged with Berkley Gulp shrimp in the new penny
and pearl colors. He said redfish are still around
Kim Shearer of Annies Bait & Tackle said the
incoming tide is the ticket. Capt. Mark Johnston
of Legend Fishing Charters reports catching a ton
of small trout to the point that his customer said,
"This is insane, I have never caught this many fish
at one time." Schearer said Johnston caught a keeper
20-inch trout and some redfish, all on an incoming
tide in Sarasota Bay.
Shearer reported that sheepshead up to 5 pounds

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Pass, flounder can still be found on the bay side of
Anna Maria, and snapper were caught on the bay side
of Coquina Beach.
Shearer said that Capt. Sam Kimball, also of
Legend Fishing Charters, has had a rough time get-
ting offshore this past month, but did manage on one
trip to reel up some catch-and-release grouper and
a few snapper in 40-50 feet of water. Shearer said
she asked Kimball if the tides and moon phases are
affecting his fishing right now, and he replied that
he hasn't been watching for that. All he has been
watching for is a break in the wind so he can get
Capt Warren Girle reported that he has been
slaying the redfish in Sarasota Bay. He said there are
about six nice schools of reds milling the bay, and all
have been fish between 26-31 inches.
"Also, trout are everywhere, mackerel have
started showing up in the bay, there's ladyfish every-
where, and even glass minnows have started showing
up," Girle said. "I have not been offshore. The bite
has been too god on redfish to go offshore. But fishing
is coming back real ridiculous."
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters said he was out March 19 in about 100 feet
of water, and 3- to 4-foot seas, and caught mangrove
snapper, triggerfish, Key West grunts, black seabass
and catch-and-release grouper. A little farther out, he
got into some amberjack action.
"When it warms up we'll have kingfish and cobia
coming in," McGuire said. "But right now grouper
are close in. We saw a lot of birds working bait that
was about mid-depth, and we put out a flat line for
kings but didn't get a bite."
McGuire said that there's some good action on
the 1-, 3- and 7-mile artificial reefs for some big
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Willow Ave., Anna Maria, sold in January 2004
for $650,000 and in March 2010 for $687,000 for
an increase of 6 percent. The cost per square foot
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Island real estate transactions
237 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,616 sfla / 2,836
sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1990 on a
75x148 lot was sold 03/03/10, Bernotas to Townley for
$687,000; list $749,000.
410 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,654 sfla / 2,054
sfur 3bed/2bath/Icar bayfront home built in 1965 on
a 60x85 lot was sold 03/03/10, Marler to Coleman for
$662,500; list $699,000.
101 66th St., Unit 5, Mainsail Beach Inn, Holmes
Beach, a 1,087 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with
shared pool built in 2009 was sold 03/01/10, Mainsail
AMI Beach Inn LLP to Burrow for $652,200.
215 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,872 sfla / 2,882 sfur

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3bed/212bath/2car home built in 2002 on a 79x110 lot was
sold 03/02/10, Bazzone to Sea Rami LLC for $620,000;
list $649,900.
9308 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,107 sfla / 3,740 sfur
4bed/2bath/2car home built in 2002 on a 60x103 lot was
sold 03/04/10, Wamester to McDonough for $615,000;
list $675,000.
313 Iris St., Anna Maria, a 1,206 sfla / 1,806 sfur
2bed/lbath/lcar canalfront pool home built in 1970 on a
75x124 lot was sold 03/03/10, Bergstrom to Walking for
511 59th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,692 sfla / 2,481
sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1983 on
a 105x115 lot was sold 03/01/10, By the Beach LLC to
Veenstra for $489,000; list $549,000.
5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 103, Martinique North, Holmes
Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront
condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 03/03/10,
Thomas to Denney for $449,000; list $499,000.
308 68th St., Holmes Beach, a vacant 100x125 corner
lot zoned R2 was sold 03/04/10, KJM LLC to Beach to
Bay Investments Inc. for $345,000; list $375,000.
1419 Gulf Dr. N., Unit 9, Bermuda Bay Club, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfur 3bed/212bath condo
with shared pool built in 1999 was sold 03/01/10, Kelley
to BCG Holdings Group LLC for $315,000.
2906 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,835 sfla / 2,043
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1982 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 03/05/10, Federal Loan Mortgage Corporation
to Graziano for $265,000; list $265,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay 941-778-
7244. Current Island real estate transactions may also
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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.
THEY'RE BACK! EVERY Monday night all-you-
can-eat fish fry. $10. Live entertainment. Tiki bar
open. Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W.,
Cortez, end of road.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
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needed for local representatives to aid 86 home-
less children whose orphanage/school were
demolished. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
WANTED: BUCKETS. DONATE clean five-gallon
buckets with lid to ship to Haiti. Please drop at The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry hayes @ sothe-
bysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
LOOKING FOR A JOB? Islanders seeking
employment can market their skills with a FREE
classified ad for up to three weeks in The Islander.
Submit 15 words or less including a resume link,
if desired, by e-mail to classifieds@islander.org
or deliver in person to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. The Islander will encourage employers
to review the "employment wanted" ads in The
Islander when seeking employees. And good luck
finding the right job!
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS, exclusively for boat-
ers available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
teers are collecting new or used, repairable fish-
ing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to
give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Free
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butter-
fly Park. Two lines, $50. Three lines, $60. Forms
at The Islander, or call 941-518-4431 for more

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Satur-
day. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-? Saturday, March 27. The
fun one! 7002 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 10.
Interesting, unique items. The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office supplies,
T-shirts, home treasures, mirrors and framed art.

FOUND: SINGLE KEY on 'donate life' key chain.
66th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-545-6449.
LOST: TIMEX YELLOW gold watch. Sentimental.
Spring Street beach, Anna Maria. 215-582-6282.
LOST: RED CANON pocket Elph780 digital
camera on Tuesday, March 16, on bike ride near
the sand bar and Bean Point, Anna Maria. Call

GOOFY SEEKS FAMILY: 1-year-old pomeranian,
mixed gray, white, gold. Needs a good family. $200.
Chihuahua pups, too. All shots. $100.941-400-2815.


(941) 778-2291
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants
screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.

2007 VESPA SCOOTER G.T.S. 250 ie, limited
edition.Yellow, showroom condition, $4,600. Many
extras. 941-751-3203.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Zuma and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-
LOOKING TO BUY a boat slip in Holmes Beach
or Anna Maria for a 16-foot boat. E-mail rickclout-
ier@live.com. 713-503-6382.
2005 21-FOOT Sea Fox. 150 Mercury with trailer.
Moving, must sell. 941-526-3445.
18-FOOT COBIA Bowrider. Good condition. Bimini
top, fish finder, trailer. $3,250. 941-778-7574.

real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
PART-TIME: 4-6 hours per day, pack and ship
store. Must be dependable, able to bend, lift,
multi-task, work independently, interact with cus-
tomers. Clerical experience helpful. Call 941-778-
1911 for appointment.
PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST for local area motel.
Flexible hours, some weekends. Phone, 941-778-

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hcli a1for all our rentals

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Holmes Beach FL 34217T
Residential & Commercial Sales w .i.I.i -0 0. 1111'! .."i

THE PERFECT SOLUTION to your housecleaning
needs. Local resident. Call Kat, 941-580-2050.

LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? Call
Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids and ani-
mals. Four years experience, high school student.
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.

eatery. Profitable, charming, easy to run. Confi-
dentiality agreement required. $95,000. Longview
Realty, 941-383-6112.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
advice. 941-545-7508.

mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
or 941-730-5693.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
778-7770. Leave message.
deep, quality cleaning. References. 20 years
experience. Call 941-758-8680.

40 ft Boat slip in Sailboat water with lot

40 ft Boat slip in sailboat water with lot
and great water view

Will build to suit 2,500 SF home with
40 ft boat slip

Will build to suit 3,000 SF home with
40 ft boat slip with beautiful waterview
Call Everhart Realty & Development

REDUCED $379,000. Remove small structure on this
more than 11,000 sq. ft. duplex zoned lot and create two
attached units plus room for a pool. View at 7002 Marina
Dr. Holmes Beach.

REDUCED $699,000. Great beginnings with 3/2 home
in ROR district. Front portion of home may be utilized as
business with spacious kitchen, living room, and dining room
plus screened porch full width of this home for your residence.
Ideal parking & great setback from Pine.

LARGE WATERFRONT LOT in lovely area and near beach.
Last lot in Coconut Bayou Subdivision. Asking $499,000
and possible terms.

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"We ARE he Island!"
SINCE 1957
Marie Franklin, Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com

Office: (941) 778-2246 (941) 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com

BrUingin Pople HNome Swie 1939

S Prudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realtor

S~uQffBay afty ofAnna aria Inc.
Jesse Bisson Brokerjssociate, GnS
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

Immaculate 2BR/2BA
condo with den. This
like-new condo has
peeks of the Gulf and
a great rental history.
Covered parking,
deeded beach access,
storage. Turnkey
furnished. A supreme
value in today's market. This property will not last
long. $369,000.

Call Jesse Brisson

5808 Gulf Drive 106N
Holmes Beach. Furnished 1IBR/1.5BA
with den used as second bedroom.
Partial Gulf views! $329,000.

email: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com

36 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.
RIVER OAKS WATERFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, downstairs
end unit. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $119,000.
3 MIN. TO BEACH. Perico Island 2BR/2BA
large greatroom; enclosed lanai, Jacuzzi tub & more. $275,000.
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
HOLMES BEACH 941-778-0807
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy Established in 1983
awn Celebrating 25 Years of
wr i j Quality & Dependable Service.
Service Call us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

Windows & Doors


SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
References available 941-720-7519

Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
ez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236

941.807.5256-cell 941.896.5256-office & fax
Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"

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It's a GREAT TIME to buy!

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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.
transportation, meal preparation, light housekeep-
ing. Experience, references. 941-462-5569.
HOUSE CLEANING AND handyman services by
Laura and Danny. Cleaning and pressure wash-
ing, anything you may need. Good references.
DAVE'S CURB APPEAL: Paint. landscape, light
repair, remodel, cleanup. Affordable Island work,
$75 per four hours. Island owner, resident, with
tools. Dave, 715-418-3531.
ANNE'S TROPICAL BREEZE cleaning, errands
and gardening. Reasonable rates, Local ref-
erences, bonded. Please call Anne, 941-465-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
here, while you're away.' Prevent bad, costly things
from happening to your home when you're not
there! Call Jon Kent at 941-920-0832. Visit: Pro-
or re-paints. Dozens of Island completions since
1992. Call Venture Services, 941-809-8159.

driveways, pool decks, roofs, etc. Licensed,
insured. 10 percent off with ad. 941-201-6703.

COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
years of happy customers. Senior check, pet-
watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046 or 941-580-4487.
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-
795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
my.house@verizon.netfor details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Call for an appointment. Now
offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
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 Beach.

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.
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15.12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
GARY WOOD LAWN Service: Tree trimming and
landscaping. Fully insured, monthly specials. 941-
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-

landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067.
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $30-$40 per
yard. Gravel, other rock and bobcat services.
Please, call Cory with MaCline Construction at
941-812-4178 for a free estimate.
certified arborist. Fast, friendly service. Free con-
sults. Call Jim at 941-799-0840.

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.boat

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,

Additions Remodels New Construction
941-778-1115 kernconstructioninc.com
SINCE 1966

Paver Brick Store.com
Pool Deck, Patio & Driveway Renovations
Craig C. Fideler & Assoc, LLC
(941) 794-6504 cfideler@paverbrickstore.com

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man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941 -

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.

carpenter, cabinet maker. All phases of construction.
30 years experience. No job too big or too small.
Quality work guaranteed at affordable prices. Call
Mike, 877-822-4326. kroon@triton.net.
ALLEN STEINIGGER INC: Painting and handy-
man services. Insured. Hardwood, ceilings, real
wood, kitchen cabinets. 941-822-6636.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

8803/8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 600 sf, $500/
month. 1,200 sf, former salon and 1,300 sf. Call

Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and shops.
$150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes included.
3BR/3.5BA, seven rooms, furnished, roof top
courtyard, four Har-Tru tennis courts, parking
garage. Available April, three-month minimum.
Summer, $3,000/month, 2011 season, $7,500/
month. Call 941-400-8547.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach. Tile through-
out. Washer and dryer hookups, double carport,
large storage room. Steps to Gulf with view. First,
last and security, 941-778-3427.

RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
ground level, spectacular views. Available April,
May. $3,500/month. 941-778-8356.

RENTAL: 3BR/2BA ON canal. Furnished. Monthly,
$1,800. Call for weekly rate. All utilities, cable paid.
Washer and dryer. 70th Street, Holmes Beach.
Available May through December. Call Dave, 407-
927-1304. Dvanworm@earthlink.net.

newly remodeled, laundry, dock, ground floor,
large yard, quiet, private. Available 2010-2011
season. To see it now, call 941-729-4431.
home. Caged pool, garage, nice kitchen, tile
throughout. $1,950/month. 863-660-8366.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. tampabay-
beachhouse.com. 559-760-1331.
condo, end unit with garage for rent with option
to buy. Nicely furnished. Overlooking tennis courts
and country club. $130,000. Call 941-545-or 941-
Carport, utility room, boat dock, summer kitchen
on large patio. Walking distance to beach, public
boat ramp, tennis courts, end of street. $1,500/
month plus deposit. Rent includes all utilities,
FIOS. Long-term rental, available April 2010. Call
Claire, 813-363-7250.
Beautiful new wood floors, tile, ceiling fans.
$1,095/month. 941-713-6743.
Anna Maria Island rental. Ground floor, furnished,
all utilities, pool, tennis, DSL. December 2010 thru
May 2011. $2,500/month. Four-month minimum.
com. 931-636-2620.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes
Beach for rent. Park under building. Three blocks
to beach. $1,000/month. 941-730-2606.
WANTED TO RENT: garage for six months, May
through October. Call Richard, 941-567-5238.
2011 MONTHLY RENTAL: Come see it! Luxurious
bayfront 2BR/2BA, spectacular views, granite,
stainless-steel appliances, designer furnishings,
marble baths, pool, tennis, $3,700/month plus
discounts for multi-months, 941-209-8789.

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Serving the Island, LBK, Manatee & Sarasota Co0iil. : :in. 1' co
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrr- I:, -,.:I I 1p" Sat.

Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
Your Shuttle Service on Anna Maria Island
Sh S ri .l, IW. f Permitted/Licensed/Insured

.O -O Door-to-Door Airport
941-580-5777 Transportation
www.shuttleserviceami.com Most major credit cards are accepted

Trimming Topping Removal Smg r6iding
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Pickup & Delivery Services
Apartments Condos Homes -
1 item or Household
Free Estimates Affordable Rates
call Mike 7539-8254
Your H-ome Towvn sMover'"
Licensed. Insured FL MFover Reg. # IM501

rI : 1:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima :
Call Dan, 941-713-3108

Providing islanders with personal service to and from
central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991.
Bruce Collins (941) 778-6201

Pawsitively Pets
& Property Services Inc.

761-75 1 1t
Quality Pet Sitting Since 2001

professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com amitaxi4u@gmail.com
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airports shops dining

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, .-, Y
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ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club. Guard-gated 24/7.
Sunny bright end unit, 2BR/2BA villa with spa-
cious two-car garage and extra long driveway.
Nicely furnished, new stainless-steel appliances,
TVs in living room, master bedroom and master
bath. Screened porch plus deck overlooking
small lake. Private courtyard entry. Neighborhood
heated pool and spa, plus large community lap
pool. Available May 1. $1,500/month plus utilities.
Call owner, 941-792-4767.

2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home,
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma
Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings,
all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
Realty, 941-794-1515.
ANNUAL: DUPLEX 2BR/2BA. Stackable washer
and dryer, $750/month. 1 BR/1 BA, close to beach,
$700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
CONDOS: POOL, BEACH access. Fully equipped.
Bradenton Beach. $650-$750/week. 941-778-

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site

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Waterfront Living
Welcome to this Anna
Maria, North Shore
Drive, bay front
cottage. Updated,
2BR/1BA on large lot
with sandy beach and
full waterviews from
sunrise to sunset.
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MOBILE HOME: SUNNY Shores Waterfront
Park. 1BR/1BA. You own the land. Not a co-op.
No monthly fees. Great condition. Free boat ramp
access. Reduced! Priced to sell! $69,900. 513-

Large living room, pool, storm shutters, garage,
storage. $399,000, 941-722-0640.
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-
idaGroup.com. 941-713-0635.
condo. Newly updated. Turnkey furnished. Estab-
lished rental Income. Great investment. $279,000
By owner. 942-962-8220.
nished. 2BR/2BA, $299,000. Longboat Key.Sharon
Hightower, Horizon Realty, 941-330-5054.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car
garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate
2005 Italian villa-style construction with breathtak-
ing Gulf views. 5,146 sf under roof on north Anna
Maria Island, $3,300,000. Contact owner, broker,
Skyway Bridge view. 230 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. $550,000. Waterfront home, 3BR/3BA,
same spectacular view. 228 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. $1,100,000. 941-778-0019.

levard home. 2,000 sf, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
huge family room and secluded pool, lanai, tropi-
cal garden areas. Updated and well maintained.
$250,000. Don, 941-730-0100.

BUILDING LOT: 40-FOOT dock included. Gated
community, bay views. $349,900. Horizon Realty,
Sharon Hightower, 941-330-5054.
or three bedroom. Walk-in closets, formal dining,
water views, immaculate condition. $239,900.
Sharon Hightower, Horizon Realty, 941-330-
FLORIDA KEYS PROPERTY: For sale or trade
for local property of equivalent value. Approved
duplex on deep-water canal with raised lot. Paid
$720,000 in 2005. Fully rented, annuals. Call 941-
2BR/2BA: GLASSED LANAI, covered parking,
good rental history, quiet area that overlooks
preserve, heated pool, turnkey furnished, walk to
Publix. Well-maintained complex. $249,900 firm.
Owner would consider financing with 20 percent
down with good credit or discount for cash. The
Cove at Sandy Pointe. Call local owner, 941-756-

PERICO ISLAND: 2BR/2BA condo. Safe commu-
nity, all amenities, near beaches and Robinson
Preserve. $135,000. 941-794-1492.

Mediterranean Dream 4BD/4BA.
Complete remodel and
addition in 2005. Sunrise
to Sunshine Skyway views.

214 r~uetard

Vintage 2BD/1BA beach
cottage. Secluded and
tranquil North Shore. Gulfffront
with sunset views.

S Call Liz Codola, Realtor,GRI
941-812-3455 ecodola@tampabay.rr.com
S REWMAW 5316 Marina Drive
A AllianceGroup Holmes Beach FL 34217

32 YARS.g

ADORABLE 3 BR/2BA ground-level home located just one
house from the bay. New tile floors, great neighborhood and
short walk down the street to the beach! $329,000.

WEST OF GULF DR. 2 BR condo in west building of
Palm Cay. Upstairs end unit, heated pool, turnkey furnished.

Mike A o 800-367-1617
7Norman 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
www, mikenormanrealty.com


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owner. Boat lift and dock. Easy access to Tampa
Bay and Gulf. Ready to build. $459,000.527 74th
St., Holmes Beach. Call 941-779-0201 or 863-
OPEN HOUSE: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 28.
Royal Garden Estates. 6904 Cortez Road West,
Lot 205, Lane 7, Bradenton. 941-792-8286.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Walk to the beach from
this charming condo in great location. Close to
everything, garage. Only $148,500. Call today,
Frauke Engstrom, Zupa and Associates. 941-
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
town and the best results from classified ads and
service advertising!

County. 4BR lodge or home. Wooded 190 acres.
Native brook trout stream. Close to Tionesta Lake,
National Forest, Allegheny River. Trails and wildlife.
$599,000. 814-541-6815. Lon.seb@yahoo.com/
GEORGIA LAND: 167 acres, $1,975. Ogeechee
River, rocky shoals, hardwoods, planted pine,
great hunting. 478-987-9700. stregispaper.com.
St. Regis Paper Co.
NEW LOG HOME at the lake and five acres,
$69,900 with free boat slips. Gorgeous, ready to
finish 2,100 sf log home and beautifully wooded
five-acre lake access parcel with free boat slips
on private, recreational lake in Tennessee. Quiet,
gated community. Excellent financing. Call now,
888-792-5253, ext. 2457. TNLand/Lakes, LLC.
AUCTION, CUSTOM BUILT mountain home. Five
lots, Wilkes County, N.C. 6 p.m. Tuesday, March
30. Home and one lot. Sell absolute. Iron Horse
Auction, 800-997-2248, NCAL3936. www.ironhor-

FLORIDA LAND SALE: Two acres, $59,900, was
$149,900. Developer slashing prices on big, beautiful
water view. Homesites in gated community. City water,
sewer, utilities in. Ready to build when you are! Only
two at this price. Excellent financing. Call now, 866-
352-2249, ext. 2524. www.fllandbargains.com.

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941.592.8373 in PARADISE.

Rare Pelican Cove Bay View Condo, million dollar views of Sarasota Bay and the ICW. 1/2 Block to the Beach,
walking distance to Historic Bridge St. Trolleys stops right in front of thecomplex. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Balconies on
both sides, Pool, Spa, Tennis Courts, Boat Doc, Pets allowed and No rental restrictions. Offered at $379,000

Bayview of Bradenton Beach Condo, 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Fireplace with outstanding views of Sarasota Bay,
Sarasota and the ICW. 1/2 Block to the Beach, covered parking, ELEVATOR, Pool, and boat dock. Secured
and Coded entrances. Great Rental Potential. Walking distance to Historic Bridge St and steps to the Trolley
Stops. Offered at $359,000

Palma Sola Harbour Great Condo in a wonderful complex, 1 bedroom, 2 baths, extra room 13x9 can be used
as bonus room, etc has a closet as well. The unit has a dock with unimpeded access to the ICW and the Gulf.
Complex has a community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, exercise room and more! Palma Sola Harbour is off
of Cortez less than 10 minutes to the Beach. Offered at $169,000

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32 0 MARCH 24, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

37ki & Kittys Gdventuneo in hopping ...

Qti queo, nt-Oiqueo and Chic boutique!

Spring has sprung! Finally the days are filled
with fun and bright sunshine and it's a perfect time
to get out and shop in some of Tiki and Kitty's
favorite, fun stores. So get busy, get SHOPPING.
Follow us to all the best places to find unique
Whitfield Exchange should be on your go-to
list if you're in need of furnishings to accommodate
winter guests, kitchenwares or partywares. Owner
Lindsay runs a top-notch consignment shop and the
variety of changing merchandise is amazing.
Giving Back is new to Holmes Beach. This
unique boutique has all kinds of art, furnishings
and goodies, nicely priced. Best of all, owner Susan
Thomas is "giving back" the proceeds to charity.
Vintage Vagabond is a bright, colorful antique
shop that features, among other things, vintage
clothing, furnishings and art. You name it, they've
got it. It's all quality and variety here. Give them a
Community Thrift Shop is packed with cloth-
ing, knick-knacks and lots of furniture. They always
have new stuff arriving, so they always have new
items on the floor, and they're a popular store for
experienced thrift shoppers.
Tide and Moon took a little jaunt and moved
just two doors over in the same AMI Plaza. Better
to see Laura Schely's storefront now, and even
more treasures and jewelry from which to choose.
Laura specializes in "chunky stuff," so get on in
and dress up your Easter look.
Steff's Stuff in the Whitney Beach Plaza is
having her Antique and Arts Fair outdoors at the

Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Wares. Jewelry.
Retro. Trains. Delft. Hummels, Furniture'and More!

Open Tuesday Sunday 10-4
3622 63rd Avenue E., Bradenton
941-751-5495 -

plaza Saturday and Sunday April 3-4. Come shop for
antiques, treasures, local arts, organic produce, exotic
orchids and more. Call 941-383-1901 for vendor
On the downtown Bradenton path, we appreciate
Braden River Antiques for it's amazing selection
of antique and mid-century art, furniture and home
accessories. We guarantee there's not another store
like it.
And if you haven't yet checked out Retro Rosie
Vintage Clothing, you must. We especially love the
hat department and the selection of vintage bridal
gowns. And Cobwebs Antiques is all warmed up
and awaiting your perusal of her collection of home
decor and furnishings.
In Palmetto, the Bag Lady tells us new bags and
purses have been arriving just in time for spring. And
what lady doesn't need a new bag every now and
then? There's big ones, little ones, fancy ones and
casual ones. There's surely one for you.
The Feed Store Antique Mall features more
than 50 antique dealers a wide variety of shops and
specialties including vintage toys, furniture, col-

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Tide and Moon
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S20% OFF
New Location! Just two doors down.
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S4407 Hwy 301 Open Mon I Sat 10-5 Sat, April & Sn, April
* Ellenton. FL 34222 Sun 12-5 Located in Whitney Beach Plaza
Exil 224 1 mile West f 1-75 6828 Gulf of MeKico Drie Bu, Sell
E. 22 i ale West of 1 l Longboat Key 12-4 li n-.11. 'inlil C2 'un tCosi
6,50 Ou ers(941) 383-190

lectible glass and e \ t. l Lhii ng antique. This Ellenton
hot spot is one of the area's largest antique places
and we always enjoy strolling through this vast
collection of shops.
See you in the shops! And, please, tell our
friends The Islander sent you.

of her
jewelry at
lTide and
. Moon.

\- ' Consignment Store
Come see why we're voted Bradenton's
#1 Consignment Store
Over 8,000 sq ft of "gently used, gently priced"
furniture, rugs, artwork, kitchenware,
greenery, linens, collectibles & more!
Stop in to find the usual,
the unusual, & the truly unique!
We're open Monday Saturday O1am 5pm
Located on US 41, about 2 miles north of the airport

Thrift Shop
Bradenton's Original
Thrift and Consignment Shop
Large selection of
Home Decor, Furniture,
Fine Jewelry, Clothes
for the whole family! Books
and more!
Accepting quality
Call 792-2253
5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Reader's Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store

Historic East Manatee

Antiques District
shops open Tues-Sat 10-4

Mid-Century Arl Antiques Collectibles We Buy
1002 Manatee Ave E. 941-750-0707

r letVo R5sie
I''inl age C lolhes for All
Oc sioins and Be.Rulifiul
SlWeddiing Gowns anid Accessories

Antiques and CDOoRe
Vintage. colage anl ,
Rolnan lic Countlri-Y Sie. i
New addition! Vinl.age holiday,
and Chrisi'nas Depa.rtmenil l -
817 Manatee Ave E. 941-708-0913

No need to go street
shopping in New York Ciy...
We have all the lamous
designer names!
41enton Iiis ad. qel 10% off
412 10th Ave. W. Palmetto 722-9916

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