Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Place of Publication: Anna Maria Island, FL
Publication Date: April 7, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Op/ed: The Islander
editorial, readers'
letters. Page 6

Island 9,
Community events,
Pages 10-12

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form at Affaire.
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Former AME teacher
sues. Page 15

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dar. Page 20

What to do, where to
go. Page 21

Russ Olson, who
served the city of
Holmes Beach, died
April 14.

Sports: Tourney tips
off basketball season
held. Page 24

Fishing: Snook
sneaking inshore.
Page 25

AM citizens undertake election recall

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A committee to recall the November
2009 election of Anna Maria Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus has been formed and the
petition to organize a recall vote will begin
circulation April 22, Bob Carter said.
Carter, an Anna
Maria resident who
works for a global phil-
anthropic company, was
named committee chair.
The committee
must obtain the signa-
Stoltzfus tures of 136 registered
voters 10 percent of
the city's 1,326 registered voters within
30 days, and have those signatures verified,
to have a valid recall petition delivered to
the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Office for a recall election.
Carter said he anticipated filing the peti-
tion with the city clerk during the week of
May 17.
According to the Florida statute,
everyone who signs the petition becomes a
member of the recall committee.
Also, a statement of the grounds for
recall must be submitted with the petition.

Committee statement
The grounds for recall are malfeasance
and misfeasance, Carter said.

Recall would be historic
Anna Maria may make Manatee
County's history book.
A petition to recall the November
2009 election of Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Harry Stoltzfus will begin circula-
tion Thursday, April 22, said committee
chairman Bob Carter.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Bob Sweat said there has never been

In his required letter to the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections, Carter will
allege that Stoltzfus violated Florida's Gov-
ernment-in-the-Sunshine Law by "using liai-
sons to discuss public business."
Carter also alleges that Stoltzfus sent
e-mails that contained "libelous and inflam-
matory remarks" about city staff, citizens,
and professional consultants that violate
the city's policy against personal attacks
and that "expose the city to significant legal
According to Carter, Stoltzfus has been
"abusing his authority," has employed "eva-

sive devices to intentionally circumvent state
statutes," and has "conspired with others to
deceive citizens and bring financial harm"
to the city by encouraging litigation against
the city while hiding his involvement in the
"His conduct cannot be legally justified
and conflicts with state law," Carter said.
In a separate letter, Carter delivered a
scathing indictment of Stoltzfus.
"We have reason to know that we have
elected a person possessing blatant disregard
for the sacred trust placed in him by virtue of

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a recall election in the county.
a Mria cld hito," Founders Day event April 17, a skateboard competition at Pete Lannon "'-.I..: Park, where
"Anna Maria could make history,"
Sweat said. 23 boarders competed for trophies and status in their sport. For results and more photos,
see page 16. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

HB mayor, commission take stand on beach

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Dee Schaefer does not want to see Cafe
on the Beach in Holmes Beach turn into a
Key West-like restaurant, nor does the owner
of P.S. Beach Associates want to leave the
place she's worked at for 21 years.
Now Schaefer, the operator of Cafe on
the Beach, has some backing from the city.
At an April 13 city commission meet-
ing at Holmes Beach City Hall, Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger and the five commissioners
agreed they each would write a letter to the
Manatee County Board of County Commis-
sioners opposing a committee recommenda-
tion to have United Parks Service out of St.
Petersburg replace PS. Beach as the conces-
sionaire at Manatee Public Beach.
If the county-appointed committee's
recent recommendation is approved by the

Dee schaefer, owner of P.S. Beach Associ-
ates, organizes items in the gift shop she
runs at Cafe on the Beach in Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Nick Walter

county board, UPS would take over opera-
tions at Coquina and Manatee beaches July
The Holmes Beach commissioners were

not against UPS operating Coquina Beach.
Melissa Assha from the county's purchas-
ing department, Elliott Falcione of the Bra-
denton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
and Cindy Turner from the county parks and
recreation department, ranked PS. Beach
Associates second of the four companies that
made proposals for Manatee Beach.
The committee rated UPS as having the
highest compensation plan, which included
profit sharing for the county.
PS. Beach offered similar terms to its
prior contract with a substantially higher
monthly payment.
Bohnenberger said UPS's proposal to give
the county a portion of the alcohol and rental
sales revenue does not guarantee more profit
than PS. Beach's offer.
He said factors such as red tide, hurri-

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canes and the economy could decrease revenue from
the UPS profit-sharing plan.
"And part of their bid is based on expanded ser-
vices they won't be able to do," Bohnenberger said.
"So the bottom line is it won't come close to what
is being offered by the current vendors, who prom-
ised to pay every month regardless of the customer
Bohnenberger specifically pointed out that UPS's
proposed revenue-boosting rentals bicycles, scoot-
ers and kayaks would all be in violation of the city
code, as would its proposed tiki hut.
I've already received e-mails from citizens of
Holmes Beach upset with the decision," Bohnen-
berger said, referring to the committee vote. "They
don't want it to turn into Key West or a\ hling of that
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whit-
more, who also chairs the county Tourist Develop-
ment Council, has said she also is not happy with the

S ".Cafe On The Beach

Customers place their order at Cafe on the Beach
at the Manatee Public Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa

Some dining at the restaurant April 13 also did
not want change, saying that the reason they go
to Manatee Public Beach is because it is not over-
Madison Kenny, 15, of Valrico, thought UPS's
proposed Key West panorama on the back of the res-
taurant would be "kind of pointless."
Scott Lafrese of St. Armands Bakery delivers
bread to Cafe on the Beach five times a week. He
said he's never heard a complaint from customers.
"They run a good, tight ship," Lafrese said.
Lafrese said he once asked Tommy Vayias, the
Shaefers' restaurant operator, why he hadn't raised
prices in years. "Tommy told me, 'I want to give
people a fair price for a large portion," Lafrese
Holmes Beach resident Bob McCaffrey last
week wrote to County Commissioner Joe McClash:
\ ly basic point is: Knowing that on a busy week-
end traffic already stretches down Manatee/Cortez

Dee and Gene Schaefer of PS. Beach Asso-
ciates hope to use some accounting to convince
Manatee County commissioners to consider their
bid to operate the Manatee Public Beach conces-
sions for another five years.
In researching their bid and second-place
ranking for the contract, the Schaefers asked two
accountants to compare the percentage of revenue
offer submitted by United Parks Service, which
ranked above theirs, to the flat rate offered by PS.
Dee Schaefer said she hopes to have "one last
chance" to convince the county to consider allow-
ing PS. Beach to continue operating the Manatee
Public Beach concession, while they give UPS a
try at Coquina Beach, by offering a by-the-numbers
comparison at the next board meeting. She hopes that
demonstrating the county will collect more from her
operation will weigh in her favor, particularly con-

Avenues beyond 60th street and becomes absolutely
gridlocked on the Island, how can anyone seriously
propose to make it worse? Is the goal to have traffic
stopped dead from the Island to Zolfo Springs every
City Commission Chair Sandy Haas-Martens
said Island stores already offer the rentals and ice
cream shops UPS has proposed offering.
"When you go to this beach," Haas-Martens said,
"you have breakfast, you have dinner and sunset, and
that's family-oriented."
Haas-Martens also expressed concern about the
proposed rentals, saying they could present a hazard
in heavy weekend traffic.
Schaefer, meanwhile, is preparing as though PS.
Beach Associates has lost its bid.
"I think that's it except for what the power of
citizens might do," she said. "I'm hoping, and this is
probably not realistic, that a big miracle happens and
we get to keep it."

sidering current county budget concerns.
The accountant based the percentages of
sales offered by UPS on the actual sales numbers
reported by PS. Beach for 2009 to project the pos-
sible county income for 2010.
Gross sales for PS. Beach gift shop, and cafe
food and alcohol in 2009 were $2,645,621, with
$645,621 revenue for the gift shop, $1.78 million
from food sales and $220,000 from alcoholic bev-
erage sales.
According to the UPS contract offer to pay a per-
centage of sales, the volume of sales needed to meet
or exceed the PS. Beach offer would be greater, and
the annual amount paid by UPS would be $146,400
less than the PS. Beach offer of $326,400.
The accountants projected the gross sales for
UPS would have to be $4.4 million to amount to
the same return for rent as the PS. Beach offer for
a flat-rate rent, regardless of sales volume.

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Grant floats BB boating

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously
authorized Vice Mayor Bob Bartelt to sign a contract
with the state for a grant to carry out the city's recre-
ational boating plan.
That plan includes a non-motorized boat launch
and other improvements at Herb Dolan Park on the
north end of the city and a bay mooring field in the
downtown area just south of the Historic Bridge
Street Pier.
The commission action came April 15 at city
hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., with Mayor Michael Pierce
City project/program manager Lisa Maria Phil-
lips presented the contract to the commission.
"We've been waiting for this grant for a long
time," Phillips said.
The total project cost is $220,000, with the city's
cash obligation at $35,000, in-kind contributions at
$20,000 and the FWC grant at $165,000.
Earlier this year, the Bradenton Beach Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency approved the $35,000
The budget includes $60,000 for engineering and
design, $3,000 for permitting, $110,000 for construc-
tion, $2,000 for legal services, $2,000 for laundry
facilities, $5,000 to build-out a harbormaster office
and $15,000 for pump-out facilities.
In other business, commissioners:
Approved payment of an invoice for $3,690
from attorney Gregory Hootman, who acted as city
attorney during attorney Ricinda Perry's maternity
Approved payment of an invoice for $5,984
from M.T. Causley for building department services
in March.
Approved a banner request for promotion of
the 10th annual Island Blood Drive, which will take

A grantfrom the state will help Bradenton Beach
fund an official mooring field south of the Historic
Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

place June 5-6 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Approved a special event request for the Hook
em and Cook 'em Fishing Tournament on the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier.
The Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academy is
sponsoring the event, which will raise money for stu-
dent scholarships to the school.
The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
June 5.
Approved a request from Back Alley owner
and Bradenton Beach resident Jo Ann Meilner for a
refund on a $1,000 application fee.
Meilner had paid the fee seeking a review of an
old land-development regulation that the planning
and zoning board members and city commissioners
eventually agreed was outdated.
A commission work meeting is scheduled for 1
p.m. Wednesday, April 21.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 6.

THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 21, 2010 3 3


Anna Maria City
April 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 29,6 p.m., joint city commission-planning
and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
April 21, 9 a.m., special master.
April 21, 1 p.m., city commission work session.
April 26, 1 p.m., ScenicWAVES committee.
April 27, 4 p.m., charter review committee.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
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
May 20, 6 p.m., district commission.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
April 21, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Offi-
cials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization, New College of
Florida Sudakoff Center, Sarasota.
April 29,4 p.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization workshop, Bradenton Munici-
pal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
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City 'overwhelmed' by records requests

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Records requests last week by attorney Jeremy
Anderson, along with previous records requests from
a Sarasota legal consultant, are burdening Anna
Maria's four-member administrative staff.
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford said city clerk
Alice Baird is "overwhelmed" with all the work
involved, and other staff members are handling many
of her normal duties.
The mayor said the remaining staff members
on occasion also have to help Baird with the public
records requests, in addition to their duties.
On April 16, Baird got
another records request, this for
the e-mails and documents relat-
a ing to public business held by
Larry Albert and Terry Schaefer.
Both men served on the short-
lived parking safety committee.
Barford Barford said the city is
probably going to hire temporary
staff to help at the front desk while Baird is busy with

the requests. The mayor will present a staffing request
at the April 22 city commission meeting.
"These records requests are a lot to manage,"
Barford said. "Alice has to do it, you can't just have
anyone do it, they have to know what is required."
But the city has to operate, Barford said, and
work has to get done. One option is to "close city
hall for a few days while we get the records together,"
she said.
The mayor said she will discuss options with the
commissioners and let them know how much staff
overtime is costing the city, as well as special meet-
"This is costing the city a lot of money. Extra
meetings are a huge expense because we have to
have our consultants there. We need commissioners
to know what these requests and special meetings
are doing to our budget and staff schedule," Barford
Anderson, of Lobeck and Hanson, PA. in Sara-
sota, represents William and Barbara Nally of Spring
Avenue, who have filed a lawsuit over the planning
and zoning board's Feb. 23 approval of a Pine Avenue

Restoration LLC site-plan for 216 Pine Ave.
In one public records request, Anderson asked
for all documents, e-mails, notes and memos relating
to city business from Barford, Commissioner Jo Ann
Mattick, planning and zoning board member Sandy
Mattick, city attorney Jim Dye, city planner Allan
Garrett and city building official Bob Welch from
July 1, 2009, to April 12, 2010, "as it pertains to the
retail-office-residential district properties owned by
Pine Avenue Restoration LLC."
Anderson also requested calendars for Barford,
Dye, Garrett and Welch that reflect dates and times
when they met with PAR representatives or associ-
ates, or met with WELD Inc., including "Ed Chiles,
Michael Coleman, the principals or managers of
those entities and their employees/staff, contractors
engineers or their attorneys."
In a separate request Anderson asked for any
records pertaining to public business transacted by
Michael Coleman of PAR, Gene Aubry and Tom
Aposporos, while a member of a city commission,
committee, advisory board or panel.

Time line
The first records request in a series of demands
was filed March 10, when Barfield, acting on behalf of
PAR attorney Valerie Fernandez, requested all e-mails
pertaining to public business from Stoltzfus and plan-
ning and zoning board member Jim Conoly
Barfield said he believed Stoltzfus may have acted
outside Florida's Sunshine and public records laws
and may have operated a "shadow government."
Barfield has since requested the e-mails related
to public business of former Commissioner Duke
Miller, Robin Wall, Nicky Hunt, and Cathy Stoltzfus,
wife of Commissioner Stoltzfus.
Baird said last week that none of the four have
submitted any records to the city.
Only Wall responded to a request from The
Islander for information, saying she retained Har-
rison to act on her behalf.
Efforts to reach Harrison were unsuccessful.
Commissioner Stoltzfus has submitted four sets
of e-mails, while Conoly has provided one set, but
said he is in the process of preparing more records
for submittal.

May 7 hearing
Fernandez said she did not believe Commis-
sioner Stoltzfus and Conoly have provided all e-mails
relating to public business. Two weeks ago, she filed
for a temporary injunction and writ of mandamus
against Stoltzfus and Conoly on behalf of Barfield to
obtain their computer hard drives to search for more
A hearing on the injunction and writ of manda-
mus is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, before
Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas.

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The controversy in Anna Maria over what plan-
ning and zoning board member Jim Conoly did with
his e-mail records and his computer took another
turn last week when Conoly produced a receipt dated
March 20 from the Salvation Army in Bradenton for
his donated computer.
On March 10, legal consultant Michael Barfield
of Sarasota made a public records request to Conoly
asking for all e-mails to and from Conoly about city
business that Conoly had stored
on his computer.
Attorney Valerie Fernandez,
who is representing Barfield,
has asked the Manatee County
Circuit Court to seize Conoly's
computer hard drive in order to
access any e-mails pertaining to
Conoly public business.
Conoly said he complied
with Barfield's request by forwarding his e-mails to
the city clerk, then disposed of his computer. He said
he has since obtained a new computer.
A Salvation Army administrative spokesperson
last week told The Islander that the non-profit orga-
nization does not accept computer donations.
But Conoly has a receipt for a donated computer
from the Salvation Army's 14th Street store.

He said he delivered the computer and some
other items March 20 and obtained a receipt from
someone named Bryan.
When contacted again, the Salvation Army
administrative office referred inquiries to Sandy
Shaner, manager of the Salvation Army's 14th Street
Shaner said any computer "dropped off here goes
to the back, where it's picked up by truck and taken
to St. Petersburg." She did not remember Conoly, but
said "Bryan" is a Salvation Army truck driver.
She said she doesn't solicit computers as dona-
tions, but any computer given is sent to a store in St.
Petersburg for refurbishing and resale.
Conoly had originally said he took his computer
to the Manatee County landfill for disposal, but issued
a letter two weeks ago in which he said that he was
joking when he said that. In his letter, Conoly said
he took the computer to the Salvation Army.
"I took the computer to the Salvation Army on
14th Street, and I have a receipt dated March 20,
2010," Conoly said.
Newspaper stories that say the Salvation Army
does not accept computer donations "make me look
like a liar," said Conoly.
"All I'm trying to do is clear my name and elimi-
nate this hassle," he said.
A court hearing on the request for Conoly's hard-
drive is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 7.

E-mails reveal plan to counsel P&Z member before vote

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Any meeting of the Anna Maria Planning and
Zoning Board that includes a site-plan approval by
the board is a quasi-judicial hearing.
City attorney Jim Dye has counseled board mem-
bers and city commissioners on several occa-
sions that they are to make their decision based upon
the facts as presented at the meeting, or the facts as
presented to them in documents submitted by city
At the Feb. 23 P&Z hearing for Pine Avenue Res-
toration LLC's site plan for 216 Pine Ave., Dye asked
each board member if they had received information
about the site-plan outside of a public meeting, or dis-
cussed the site plan with anyone outside of a public
Each board member replied that they had not dis-
cussed the site-plan with anyone outside of a public
Board member Margaret Jenkins said she was
asked by some neighbors what was going on at 216
Pine, and she told Dye that she told her neighbors

they should come to the hearing to find out.
According to an e-mail obtained under a public
records request by legal consultant Michael Barfield
of Sarasota, board member Jim Conoly was con-
tacted by former Commissioner Duke Miller four
days before the site-plan hearing.
Miller asked Conoly to consider continuing the
"Jim," Miller wrote. "I don't know if you've been
following the blog closely. If not, please spend some
time this weekend with it as a preface to my adding
my two cents herein.
"I think it is critical that the P&Z continue the
site plan applications) by PAR. We need to get our
legislative act together, and to allow them to proceed
under vague interpretations of our codes would, in
my humble opinion, be a big mistake. They are trying
to take advantage of us and only the P&Z can act at
this time on behalf of the city. Thanks for listening,"
signed "Duke."
"Blog" was a reference to an Internet blog acces-
sible by the public but with input limited to Miller's
approved members ourannamaria.blogspot.com.

Miller administers the blog to provide a forum for
opinions about Anna Maria.
In another e-mail submitted by Commis-
sioner Harry Stoltzfus to Barfield, resident Mau-
reen McCormick e-mailed Miller, Robin Wall and
Nicky Hunt that she was going to contact Margaret
Jenkins before the site-plan hearing.
Wrote McCormick:
"Subject: We need to rally our P&Z.
"Even if we feel we have a strong case for the
commissioners freezing existing development plans
it would be more beneficial if we had enough votes
on P&Z to continue the plans, I realize that after read-
ing the blog today. I only know Margaret Jenkins
and will call her to plead my case for insisting upon
a continuance, I do not know how she will feel but
if we can make them understand it is not incumbent
upon them to vote immediately, maybe we can get
this under control."
It is not known if McCormick contacted Jenkins.
Jenkins said at the Feb. 23 hearing that she had not
discussed the site-plan with anyone prior to the public

Conoly provides computer donation

proof, but no additional records

the public electoral process of our democracy," Carter
"There is clear evidence of vendetta, prejudice
and bias, collusion involving others who share that
public trust, and a willingness, if not desire, to see
that the municipality he was elected to represent be
Carter said he made these allegations after read-
ing the Stoltzfus e-mails produced by a public records
"Our disappointment in Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus is huge. We are repulsed by what he mis-
represents for our democracy. We are ashamed he
was elected."
When contacted by The Islander, Carter said he
became involved after reading numerous stories in
The Islander's online editions over the course of sev-
eral weeks.
"It got my attention. I was
disgusted and I became involved
because someone should do
something," he said.
Carter said Stoltzfus' actions
"don't feel right in terms of the
public trust. A vendetta should be
i. .hi:fii, left at the door when you take on
the public trust."
He said that Stoltzfus has not been transparent in
providing e-mails requested and clearly has a hidden
"This is also about the Sunshine laws and being
transparent in government," he said.

Malfeasance, misfeasance
According to the Merriam-Webster online dic-
tionary, malfeasance is defined as \\wI 'ngdo tin
or misconduct, especially by a public official."
Misfeasance is defined as "The performance of a
lawful action in an illegal or improper manner."

E-mail record
Carter said that other e-mails obtained in the
public records request by Michael Barfield of Sara-
sota revealed Stoltzfus has:
Pledged to kick the "asses" of Mayor Fran Bar-
ford and planning and zoning board member Bob
Asked Robin Wall to file a lawsuit against the
city and claimed he had financial backing for the
Asked other supporters to join the lawsuit.
Provided individuals with information on how
a lawsuit could be successfully prosecuted against
the city.
Communicated with an attorney representing a
plaintiff in a legal action against the city.
Communicated with a plaintiff that has filed a
lawsuit against the city.
E-mailed an attorney about taking the job of
city attorney in November after current city attorney
Jim Dye is removed from office.
Asked the same attorney for advice on how he
could avoid turning over his personal e-mails about
city business to Barfield.
Contended he'd like to see two Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC projects on Pine Avenue bulldozed,
although the projects were approved by the city and
are already built.
Directed his supporters on how to stop a pro-
posal for Pine Avenue parking that he disagreed
Called the mayor ignorant and stupid.
Alleged that city planner Alan Garrett and Dye
are on the PAR payroll.
Called Garrett incompetent.
Told Nicky Hunt that her already-approved
retail-office-residential project that does not comply
with city code would not have a problem when con-
struction begins.
When reached for comment, Stoltzfus directed all
inquiries to his attorney, Richard Harrison of Tampa.
Efforts to reach Harrison were unsuccessful.


Full house expected
It could be standing-room only April 22 at the
Anna Maria City Commission meeting.
The commission is expected to hold the first
reading that evening of a controversial ordinance
that calls for a moratorium on building permits in
the retail-office-residential district on Pine Avenue
and Gulf Drive.
It also will be the first day that a "Recall Harry
Stoltzfus" petition will begin circulating in the
The moratorium was first sought by Commis-
sioner Harry Stoltzfus following his election in
November 2009.
Stoltzfus got a 3-1 vote at a special commis-
sion meeting March 11 to have the city proceed
with a moratorium while the city studies the issue
of parking and safety in the ROR.
And Stoltzfus wants the moratorium to apply
to the approval of a Pine Avenue Restoration LLC
site plan for 216 Pine Ave.
But city attorney Jim Dye has argued against
including approved projects and others "in the
pipeline" in any moratorium.
Stoltzfus said at the March 11 meeting that he
wasn't trying to target PAR when he suggested all
current site plans be included in the moratorium.
Stoltzfus said March 11 that his concern was
for parking and safety, not against one devel-
In a March 10 e-mail to city resident Nicky
Hunt, one day before the special meeting, Stoltz-
fus wrote:
"I'd like to set these boys back on their heels
a bit by floating the specter of a bulldozer visiting
315/317, 403/405, and maybe even certain resi-
dences along Pine." PAR has already completed
projects at 315 and 317 Pine Ave. and 401 and 403
Pine Ave.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. at city hall.


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Ride the green wave
Earth Day will be celebrated April 22 around
the globe with much fanfare perhaps with
greater fanfare than on the inaugural Earth Day
40 years ago.
That's because the Earth is in greater peril with
climate change being a great challenge of our time.
But this year's Earth Day celebrations also arrive
as we are in the midst of a green revolution. Earth
Day will be observed in ways large and small this
Thursday because the threat is great, but so too is the
The green movement must be a sustainable
movement and we must come to see every day as an
Earth Day.
As one Island environmentalist put it, we must
cease to see going green and getting greener as a
series of sacrifices and instead see green-living as
a series of innovations at home, at work, at play
and in travels. See the walk to the store rather than a
drive to the market as an innovation in lifestyle, not
a sacrifice of convenience. See the walk around a
protected shorebird nesting zone not as an extra 100
steps but as an opportunity to become a bird-watcher.
View your recycled cans and bottles as an innovative
way to keep track of your beverage calories each
How else?
As another Island environmentalist put it, we
must keep this in mind we must care as much for
our local environment as we care for our family, our
friends, our community and even our possessions.
All too often people and we absolutely are
not just talking about short-term visitors disre-
gard the beaches, disrespect the water, pollute the
waters and trash the streets. Witness the abundance
of litter cleared away from Island roads, shores
and canals by volunteers in the past weekend's
Great American Cleanup. Witness the hooks and
fishing line that strangle and starve pelicans and
other wildlife. Witness the plastic shopping bags
hanging from tree branches and 1 '1 ,in,' drainage
Simple innovations in routine and habit can help
to make Anna Maria Island cleaner, greener, healthier,
This Earth Day can be a turning point, an oppor-
tunity to innovate. And this Earth Day can be the first
day of observing every day as Earth Day.

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We were so disappointed to learn that the current
proprietors of Cafe on the Beach and the gift shop are
now in second place in the running for the contract
for Manatee Public Beach concession.
First place, I understand, is taken by an outfit
from outside Manatee County.
We cannot believe that you have overlooked the
decent, affordable food and drink currently provided.
The staff is friendly and courteous. The service is
speedy. This is a place where community gathers,
listens to music, dances and socializes.
We enjoy our pancakes on the beach, specialty
nights, organizational get together.
This is a community.
Aren't you proud of what we are?
Or is this just a political move?
We are owners of a condo in Holmes Beach for
22 years. We own and live here because of its char-
acter. You should already be aware that this is not a
honky-tonk beach with rentals of Mopeds, kayaks,
arcade use, etc., which will only bring noise and other
problems to the neighborhood.
We pay taxes here, attend St. Bernard Catholic
Church, frequent the stores and restaurants. Our chil-
dren and grandchildren vacation here. As do our other
family members and friends.
Delores and Bruno Alia, Holmes Beach

Farewell old Anna Maria
Last Friday was a hard day. I signed closing
papers on our home of 20 years in Anna Maria.
I have made many good, good friends and memo-
ries in those years. I will miss them.
I realized as I signed those papers, I'd been
saying goodbye to Anna Maria as I used to know it
for a long, long time.
Goodbye Fast Eddie's. Goodbye Cafe Robar.
Goodbye Island Deli. Goodbye Pine Street. Goodbye
quaint, laidback Anna Maria.

I surrendered. I just couldn't face the changes,
politics and loss of permanent residents any longer.
It is not the same place it was and the city fathers
have achieved what they' ve wanted a tourist resort
with more crime, more city code violations, more
traffic, more distance and less caring.
So goodbye, Anna Maria.
Last one out, please run up the white flag.
Jean Cross, Brooksville

Slobs on the beach
This letter is being written hoping that some of
the slobs who visit the Island may read it, but prob-
ably they won't because they spend a beautiful day
on the beach and then leave, leaving behind their gar-
bage, strewn all about, even though there are garbage
receptacles next to their picnic tables.
I walk the length of Coquina Beach just about
every morning and cannot believe the mess these
people leave. Although government employees do
a very good job of cleaning up, the county might
consider a different approach to the use of the picnic
In New York, where I spend the summer and
do a lot of camping, the policy is "whatever you
bring in, you bring out." The parks are basically
Maybe the county could mandate that everyone
using a picnic table bring a garbage bag to take home
or offer them for a fee at the concession stand. Signs
could be posted at the entrances to the picnic areas
and at the concession stand stating such.
I think this might help alleviate the problem and,
if not, possibly have the county personnel who pick
up the garbage patrol the beach and issue tickets for
It's sad to think that this might have to be done,
but the mess will still be there if nothing is done.
Just something to think about.
Richard H. Langer, Bradenton Beach

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Gladly vote again for Stoltzfus
I voted for Harry Stoltzfus and will gladly vote
for him again. He vowed to have our comprehensive
plan and land-development regulations adhered to
and we now have a commission and planning and
zoning board working together to do just that.
Our city planner, Alan Garrett, was asked to clar-
ify our codes and he did a brilliant job and clarified
them to eliminate any misinterpretation.
Citizens across our great nation e-mail, write and
phone senators, representatives, commissioners and
other board members with their concerns and opinions.
Why is this wrong here but OK everywhere else?
It appears the real "shadow government" is not
Well, we still have free speech in this country,
so no one is going to tell me to sit down, shut up and
take it.
Oh, oh.
Are my boring e-mails going to be confiscated?
To those who are unhappy with Stoltzfus, please
come to a city meeting and see what's really going on.
Linda Kapisak, Anna Maria
Design committee sought
It was painful and ironic when I read an April
14 Islander article about bridge design in which
Ed Chiles said a new Anna Maria bridge should
be associated with the Island, like the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge is with Tampa Bay and the Golden
Gate Bridge with San Francisco.
The irony is, back in 1995, I referred to the Flor-
ida Department of Transportation dream of replacing
the Island bridges N ilh hiih-level, fixed-span bridges
as "mini Sunshine Skyways."
I don't see comparing the monstrous bridges over
Tampa or San Francisco bays as a likeness or similar-

ity to our small Anna Maria Sound, which has been
declared "Florida Protected Waters" by the state.
On Oct. 8 2008, former Manatee County Com-
missioner Jane von Hahmann got a consensus from
her fellow commissioners to request a bridge design
committee for the planned replacement bridge.
In January 2009, I went to the Sarasota/Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization to remind
them of the county commission decision, asking for a
bridge design committee such as was done during the
Cortez Bridge replacement threatened by DOT. Back
then a design committee was formed by residents,
including members from Holmes Beach, Bradenton
Beach, Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Cortez and one
The committee worked so well, in 1992 another
bridge design committee was formed for the Anna
Maria Bridge. Both of these committees were created
before DOT made any final decisions.
This committee should be appointed by our local
government and not the Bradenton Beach Scenic
Highway committee members.
Katie Pierola, Bradenton, former mayor ofBra-
denton Beach
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In the April. 19, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Anna Maria city commissioners learned that
because use of the city pier as a restaurant was grand-
fathered by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, the pier must remain open to the public
to have a restaurant. Otherwise, state officials told
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, the city would have to
tear the pier down. The pier needed about $200,000
in repairs, but no potential leasee wanted to spend the
money, Deffenbaugh told commissioners.
More than 200 people attended a presentation
at the Bradenton auditorium by Arvida Corp. officials
about the company's planned 868-unit condominium
project on north Perico Island, and many attendees
protested the project to Arvida vice-president Ed Hill,
but without success. The most vocal opposition came
from those who fear the increase in traffic on Mana-
tee Avenue during the winter season or a hurricane
evacuation would bring traffic to a halt.
SInstallation of a traffic light to replace the four-
way stop signs at the intersection of Gulf Drive and
Manatee Avenue was scheduled to begin in October, a
Florida Department of Transportation official said.

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April 12 61 84 0
April 13 '62 '86 0
April 14 65 84 0
April 15, 62 83 0
April 6 63 82 0
April 17 61 77 .01
Average Gulf water temperature 750
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Crucial nesting season follows hard winter

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Sea turtle nesting season has begun on some of
Florida's beaches and will begin all over the state,
including Anna Maria Island, during the next several
On some southeastern Florida beaches, endan-
gered leatherback sea turtles are already laying eggs.
This is good news after a winter that saw thousands
of sea turtles suffer from cold stress, according to
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
The FWC issued a statement last week caution-
ing that the start of nesting season means beach resi-
dents and visitors need to follow a few precautions
to ensure a successful season.
For one, people should manage lights along the
beach to prevent disorienting the female who comes
ashore at night, according to biologists with the
Instincts guide the turtle toward the brighter hori-
zon over the ocean. Bright lights on the landward
side of the beach can confuse the nesting sea turtle,
as well as the hatchlings that emerge from the nest.
Basically, lights on the beach can lead them away
from the water.
"Just one light can kill thousands of turtles over
several years," said Dr. Robbin Trindell, a biologist
with the FWC. "Many lights burn all night, without
contributing to human safety. We ask that folks be
conscious of those unnecessary lights."
Five species of sea turtles nest on Florida beaches,
with the loggerhead showing up in the largest num-
bers. Green and leatherback sea turtles also nest in
the Sunshine State. While southern beaches typically
host two or three hawksbill nests each year, nests of
the Kemp's ridley have increased in recent years, with
nests documented in the Panhandle and on southwest
and southeast coast beaches.
The FWC lists the loggerhead as a threatened
species; the other four are endangered. Recently, the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it would

Mote staff load
green turtles into
the Ford Explorer
that Anna Maria
Island Turtle
Watch executive
director Suzi Fox
and volunteer
John Young drove
to Naples, where
the turtles were
released Jan. 20.

recommend listing the loggerhead as endangered.
Nearly 90 percent of the loggerhead population
that nests in the southeastern United States nests on
Florida beaches.
Sea turtles are air-breathing reptiles well suited
for sea life, with a hydrodynamically shaped shell and
large, powerful front flippers. These physical charac-
teristics enable them to dive deep into the ocean and
to swim long distances.
Female 1 ',c,. ihi.ad turtles begin going onshore in
the spring, with peak months for laying eggs in June
and July. The nesting female digs a hole with her rear
flippers and then lays approximately 115 eggs. After
covering the nest with sand, the creature, weighing
150-300 pounds, returns to the ocean. A female might
come ashore two to five times during the nesting
The females go back to the same stretch of shore-
line where they hatched decades earlier. The males,
once they make the long crawl after hatching out of
the egg, never return to land.
Late in the summer, after an incubation of 55-70
days, the hatchlings break out of their shells. Up to

100 hatchlings wait below the sand surface until dark-
ness, when they emerge together and crawl out of
the nest. Instinct tells the 1-2-inch hatchlings to head
toward the brightest horizon and away from dark sil-
In days long gone in Florida, the brightest hori-
zon shone over the ocean, and the hatchlings would
move away from the shadows on the dunes and begin
the crawl to the sea.
In modern-day Florida, hatchlings sometimes
must crawl through a battlefield of debris left by
people. Chairs and other items left by beachgoers can
obstruct a nesting female turtle or become a trap for
the hatchlings. Avoiding fireworks leftovers strewn
along the hatchling's path can cause exhaustion and
delay in getting to the water. If stranded on the beach
when the sun rises, the hatchlings' chance for sur-
vival diminishes and dehydration and sun exposure
become hazards.
"We can all help sea turtles survive," Trindell
said. "If we just take personal responsibility, we can
go a long way to ensure the sea turtle co-exists with
us for many more years to come."

AMITW at the ready

An interview with executive director Suzi Fox

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
With opening day set for May 1, Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch is wrapping up its month of
spring training.
Sea turtle nesting season, which AMITW monitors
on Island beaches under permits with Manatee County
and the state of Florida, officially begins May 1.
But AMITW has been monitoring the beaches
for early activity since April 1.
"The county of Manatee is under permit condi-
tions for upcoming sand replenishment projects. It is a
requirement to start monitoring for possible sea turtle
nesting in the month of April, just in case there would
be a missed nest, it could stop the project," said AMITW
executive director Suzi Fox. "Our volunteer base is set
up to start May 1 and I start April 1. If I detect any sea
turtle nesting activity before then, we have the ability
to activate the walkers within 24 hours."
Those walkers will assemble this week April
22 at Holmes Beach City Hall for a review of
procedures and regulations that traditionally becomes
a pre-season celebration.
With AMITW dusting off its GPS devices, clip-
boards, buckets and stakes, The Islander checked in
with Fox on expectations, hopes and concerns for
Nesting Season 2010.
The Islander: Are there any changes in how Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch will do its job this year
from past years? Will volunteers also be paying more
attention to shorebird activity?
Suzi Fox: One difference is the way we are sign-
ing up volunteer walkers. In past years we have done
so at the training meeting. This year we are pulling
from our current database and fitting in a few new
walkers around them. So the training meeting will be
for the walkers already listed on my federal permit.

Suzi Fox is
S the executive
aI director of
Anna Maria
km Island Turtle
t Watch.
W-. Photo:
SLisa Neff

As far as shorebird monitoring, two of our nine
sections regularly get shorebird nesting activity. The
walkers in these sections will keep their eyes open
and report any of the target species we are looking
for. The other walkers will receive the same training,
so if they ever need to swap sections they will have
the proper information.
The Islander: What impact do you think the
unusually cold winter will have on turtle nesting?
Instinct will drive a higher rate of reproduction?
SF: Gulf of Mexico water temps offshore are
reading high 60s and low 70s. We need temps to be
80 degrees for the females to come ashore and nest.
Females beef up on food before the nesting
season and hold off eating during the summer nest-
ing cycle.
The birds have been late arriving all over the
We wonder if the food sources for each will hold
off nesting.... Time will tell.
The Islander: The beaches look different this
year. The south end is much narrower and areas of
the north end are much wider. Will that impact nest-
ing, do you think?

SF: Coquina Beach is scary as there is no sea turtle
nesting habitat south of the main lifeguard stand and
south of 13th Street is the most narrow I have ever seen.
If there is no habitat, there will be no nesting.
We still have a lot of good habitat areas to the
north, and at the end of season, we will check to see
if nesting has spiked in other sections or over on the
north end of Longboat.
The Islander: Last year, and the year before,
AMITW hosted some tours for those interested in
learning more about turtles and nesting season. Will
you repeat those tours this year?
SF: I am getting calls daily about the tours. We
ask that people call a few days in advance so we can
check weather and what the nesting looks like.
We will start the tours the first or second week of
June and run them through July. We meet up at the
Manatee County beach around 7 a.m. and wait for
the calls from our beach monitors to tell us where a
nest has been laid the night before....
The Islander: What's the question most often
asked on those tours?
SF: My favorite one is how can they get a job like
mine, but the most common one is what time can the
people come out to the beach to watch a nest hatch.
It's like child birth... I'm not sure anyone can pin it
down to an hour or even a day.
The Islander: April 22 is Earth Day. How does
the executive director ofAMITW celebrate the day?
SF: I will be with my favorite people, which is
with my volunteers training.
The Islander: Last question. Last year, when we
did this Q & A, AMITW's ready-for-season theme
song was .\ ... /.. .. This year?
SF: How about "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
for the turtles and "Love is in the Air" for the birds.
To reach Fox, call 941-778-5638.

THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 21, 2010 0 9

Florida turtle nesting declines in '09

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reported an aver-
age sea turtle nesting season in 2009, but the state
saw its fourth-worst season on record.
The environmental group Oceana has released a
survey indicating that loggerhead nesting decreased
by more than 15 percent this year.
Florida accounts for about 90 percent of logger-
head nesting in the United States. From N L 1\ thil ugh1
October, female sea turtles crawl ashore and deposit
eggs in nests on the state's beaches, including on
Anna Maria Island.
On the Island, AMITW, whose volunteers walk
the beaches most mornings in the summer to monitor
nesting, reported 161 loggerhead nests and 11,629
hatchlings to the sea. AMITW reported 145 false
For 2008, AMITW reported 147 loggerhead
Mote Marine Laboratory, which monitors 35
miles of nesting beaches in the Manatee-Sarasota
area, reported 952 loggerhead nests and eight green
sea turtle nests in 2009 compared with 1,127 log-

This bucket load of loggerhead sea turtle hatch-
lings was rescued from and endangered nest.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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gerhead nests and three green turtle nests in 2008.
"L< '.. i .iad nest numbers are down a little from
last year, but a good number of hatchlings reached
the water because we had fewer storms," said Mote
program manager Tony Tucker.
"The data is disappointing, but not surpris-
ing," said Kerri Lynn Miller, a marine scientist with
Oceana. "The downward trend will only continue
unless permanent protections are established."

Oceana, one of three groups that has petitioned
the federal government to boost protections for log-
gerheads, reported that turtle nesting has decreased
by 40 percent in the last decade.
Nesting also was down in South Carolina, accord-
ing to Oceana and some areas of North Carolina
reported the worst nesting season on record.
The decline in nests follows a downward trend
that began in 1998.

Turtle talk

Te in ill 1 '' used by Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch walkers:
Crawl: Tracks left in the sand by a nesting
female or hatchlings.
Dead pipped: A dead turtle partially
hatched from an egg.
Depredation: The destruction of a nest by
predators, typically by raccoon, armadillo, fox,
bobcat, dog, ghost crab or fire ant.
Disorientation: Confusion of turtles due
to artificial light or other impediment to natural
movement on the beach that can result in the
death of hatchlings.
Escarpment: An erosional cut, cliff or bluff
in the sand along the water's edge or dune line.
Excavation: The act of di '.__in, _i up a nest,
typically takes place about three days after
hatchlings emerge.
False crawl: Tracks left in the sand by
a female turtle that has abandoned a nesting
Hatchlings: Turtles newly hatched from
Inundation: The flooding of a nest due to
high tides or storm tides.
Live pipped: A turtle found partially
hatched from an egg.
Marine turtle permit: The permit issued by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's Bureau of Protected Species Manage-

ment authorizing the permit-holders to conduct
specific work with marine turtles.
Nest: The buried pocket of eggs left in the
sand by a female turtle.
Nest survey: The logged activity of groups
such as Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, which
involves identifying and monitoring nests.
Non-nesting emergence: A nesting attempt
that is abandoned without leaving eggs.
Observer: Turtle patrol personnel who
monitor nesting activity and record data.
Principle permit holder: The individual
on each turtle permit who is responsible for all
individuals and activities listed on the permit.
Relocation: The transfer of a nest to an
alternative beach location.

Turtle tracks -
which look much
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marks -made
by a loggerhead
on her trip from
the Gulf to soft
S. -- beach sand to
: nest are marked
S- for observation
by Turtle Watch
S volunteers.

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celebrates an "artist of the month," will celebrate
all its members in the spring-summer months with
themed displays.
Plans include flowers in May, cats in June, dogs
in August, boats in September and abstracts in Octo-
ber. In July, the gallery will display works by its affili-
ated Monday painters and plein air painters.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
days through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
Also, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, AGAMI will
hold its monthly meeting at the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
And, at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, oil painter
Marie Garafino will lead a free art demonstration at
the gallery.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-

Safe driver class scheduled
The spring AARP Safe Driver class will be
April 22-23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
AARP volunteer Stretch Fretwell will teach the
six-hour class.
Admission will cost $12-$14.
A course certificate can help drivers secure a
reduction in auto insurance premiums.
For more information, call Ty McDaniel at 941-

IGW features
Mears' work
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at Black Beach"
is one of the
paintings that
Island Gallery
West will display
when it features
the work of co-op
president and
member artist
Lee Mears in -
May. The exhibit -
will run through- L
out the month
at the gallery, ;-z-
5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.


Co-op celebration
Debra Ridgdill of Island Gallery West demon-
strates her skill on the pottery wheel at the 20th
anniversary party April 17 at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The event fea-
tured a sidewalk sale with live music, refreshments
and art demonstrations. Islander Photos: Edna


Celebrating 007
The Island Branch
:i'.i. 8Library celebrates
National Library Week
with an April 14 per-
formance of "" /i,..e,.. a,
Not Stirred: The Lives
and Loves of lan
Lancaster Fleming"
featuring Howard
Burnham. The library,
5701 Marina Drive,
hosted events through-
out the week. Islander
Photo: Edna Tiemann

Kiwanis to meet
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
On April 24, Lori Johnson of the Literacy Coun-
cil of Manatee County will speak.
For more information, call Ralph Bassett at 941-

Rotary Club to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets
Tuesday at noon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
On April 27, past district governor Carter Mon-
tross will discuss polio immunization in India.


Book-release benefit
Planned Parenthood of
Southwest and Central
Florida president/CEO
Barbara Zdravecky,
author Leslie Glass and
Nancy and Terry Turner
during a Planned Parent-
hood benefit/book-release
party at the Turners'
home April 12. The party
celebrated the release of
Glass'novel "Sleeper"
and raised money for
Planned Parenthood's
SOURCE Theatre educa-
tion outreach program.
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an Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island group involved with the project, said major painting would
probably begin this week. A rededication of the second refurbishing of the mural first painted
in 1994 probably will take place in the fall. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


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Look what's happening

Island elegance: Center to

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Affaire to Remember chair Trudy Moon plans to
arrive to the Anna Maria Island Community Center
gala in heels.
But she plans to end the night on the dance floor
in a pair of flats.
"I think this is going to be a long night," said
Moon. "I'm putting on flats. I carry a little bag for
when I'm ready to dance.
The dinner, dance and auction on April 24 offer both
Island elegance and a rocking good time, said Moon.
The event also offers an opportunity to raise more
than $200,000 for the Center at a critical time the
economic downturn has created funding issues for
many nonprofits, including the Center.
"I'd love to get $250,000 this year," Moon said.
"I do think that is realistic."
Tickets to the gala, which will take place at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, cost $150
per person, but there is a waiting list.
"We are jammed," said Moon, who has chaired
15 Affaire to Remember events and attended 20.
"We are at full-capacity. Sold out. It's unbelievable,
because that was before people knew about Lee

Greenwood to perform at
Center gala
Country musician Lee Greenwood will per-
form at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter's 26th annual Affaire to Remember Saturday,
April 24.
The gala black-tie optional will take place
at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, begin-
ning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.
Greenwood, who owns property on the Island,
is perhaps best known for his power ballad "God
Bless the USA," the Country Music Association
song of the year in 1985.
Other hits include "Ring on Her Finger, Time
on Her Hands," "It Turns Me Inside Out," "Some-
body's Gonna Love You," "I Don't Mind the
Thorns (If You're the Rose)" and "Dixie Road."
The Affaire also will feature dancing, silent
and live auctions and dinner catered by Harry's

C (,..,,, ..' glasses sparkle at an Affaire
The country singer, who owns property
Maria Island, will perform four songs at the
Moon said "friends of the Center work
the scenes" helped bring Greenwood to th
"They worked very hard on this,"
declining, with humor, to name names.
The gala will begin with a reception
p.m., followed by dinner, prize raffles,
live auctions, dancing and probably 1

host sold-out gala

Attendees will find offerings from local restau-
rants on the auction block and on the menu, includ-
ing offerings from Harry's Continental Kitchens, the
Sandbar Restaurant, Ezra's, Anna Maria Oyster Bar
and Beach Bistro.
"It is five-star," Moon said of the night's menu, which
includes beef tenderloin, chicken coq au vin, mashed
potatoes, green beans, chocolate chip cookies, fine wines,
champagne, and, throughout the night, sushi.
Moon boasted about auction items, which include
a trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey,
Calif., a stay at a private home in Costa Rica; a party
in the owner's suite during a Tampa Bay Rays' game
and restaurant packages "that cannot be bought."
"We have been blessed with generous donors this
y on Anna year," said Moon. L\ cy single person we' ve asked
Affaire. has given us something. This is a wonderful year and
ing behind this town is amazing."

ie event.
she said,

n at 5:30
silent and
toasts and

Lee Greenwood
will perform at
the Affaire to
Remember in
Anna Maria.
Photo: Courtesy

Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key.
As of The Islander's deadline, there was a
waiting list for tickets, which are priced at $150
per person.
For more information, call 941-778-1908, ext.

But, she added, additional donors and sponsors
are welcome.
The theme of the Affaire is "All That Jazz" and
the gala space used most days as a gym will
be decorated for a sophisticated night on the town in
New York City black on black.
"It really will be very elegant," Moon said.
"Black tie and long dresses."
Still, she said, the black ties will probably get
loosened and the evening gowns dressed down as the
evening progresses.
"We have a DJ that is going to heat it up and
rock," Moon promised.
During a past
Affaire to Remem-
ber, Anna Maria
Island Community
Center executive
director Pier-
rette Kelly, center,
presented life-
time achievement
awards to Center
supporters Stewart
and Trudy Moon.
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 21, 2010 0 13

Cobb's dive earns small-craft fest award

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Marie Cobb made a dive that was heard all around
the Cortez docks April 17.
The 24-year-old from Baltimore, Md., was chal-
lenging for the finish in a small-craft festival race on
the waterfront at the Star Fish Co., and, along with
other boaters who were walking their boats through
the shallows at the end of the race, cobb was rushing
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museum, said the event was not intended to raise
money for FISH, and funds derived from registration
went toward awards, meals and a party.
The event was modeled after a festival at the
Mystic Sea Port Maritime Museum in Mystic, Conn.
Five years ago, the small boat fest in Cortez was
the first of its kind in Florida, according to Allen.
It is a hands-on event in the most literal sense.
"The participants are expected to talk to people

about the boats, and they're also expected to let
people go out on the water with the boats," Allen
said. "So people who are real enthusiasts have a real
chance at going out in one of those."
The event closed with a gunk-hole race where
participants sailed Sunday morning up the Manatee
River to the De Soto National Park, where a Rancho
Regatta was being held to commemorate old Cuban
fishing ranchos.

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Rushforth property receives beautification

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
A new park is taking shape at 6807 Holmes Blvd., as
the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Commit-
tee has added nine fishtail palms, three areca palms
and one Christmas palm.
The property had been condemned under U.S.
Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations
and the residence on it was demolished.
Committee member Fred Heger said at the com-
mittee's April 7 meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall
that the trees were donated to Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful, which offered them to Holmes Beach.
In September 2009, the city purchased the prop-
erty from Mike and Cynthia Rushforth. The house
and property on Holmes Boulevard had flooded over
a period of about 15 years.
In other business last week, committee members
said the Florida Department of Forestry awarded the
city a health improvement grant to help beautify the
area between W\. LlXl\y Cove and the west end of the
Kingfish Boat Ramp.
The committee received $18,350 of the requested
$22,885. Superintendent of public works Joe Duennes
will be responsible for the project, which includes
planting 71 trees Jamaican dogwoods, gumbo
limbos, tamarinds, dahoon hollys, live oaks, green
buttonwoods, silver buttonwoods, sabal palms and
red cedars.
City Commissioner David Zaccagnino, a liaison
to the committee, said Manatee County contractors
would be used.
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trash collection, although the new pickup days won't
go into effect until around Aug. 1 to allow Waste
Management to adjust its schedules.
One of the city's options to curtail lingering
waste was to have code enforcement officers dole out
tickets, but commissioners agreed to change pickup
days instead of placing additional tasks on the depart-
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vacationers leave trash curbside on weekends, and
the waste sometimes sits for four days before being
collected on Tuesdays. The problem, commission-
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Waste Management district manager Melissa
Doyle said back-door service is available for an addi-
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place their bin at an accessible "back-door" location
on his or her property.
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 21, 2010 0 15

WMFR commissioner prefers 'no comment'

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
A suggestion by West Manatee Fire Rescue
District Commissioner John Rigney to have public
comments available only during public hearings was
rejected at an April 15 meeting at Station 1 on Marina
The commissioners opposed the suggestion in a
3-2 vote, much to the liking of Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Al Robinson.
Afterward, Robinson, who said he was attending
the meeting as a private citizen to voice his disap-
proval for WMFR's salaries and overtime pay, shook
hands with the three who opposed Jesse Davis,
Mike Mulyck and Larry Tyler and told them, "You
did the right thing."
Rigney said he thinks public comments take up
too much time. "I think we' 11 have a more productive
meeting if we don't allow them anymore," he said.
During the public comments session, Robinson
said the commission had been dodging questions he
e-mailed them about WMFR's base pay, overtime
hours and the ratio of supervisors to firefighters,
which he said was 21-16.
Robinson said he was insulted that the commis-
sioners dodged the majority of his questions.
In particular, Robinson wanted an explanation
as to why, based on payroll information he received
from WMFR administrative assistant Mary Stephens,
up to 45 percent of the firefighters pay is for over-
time. He also asked what educational requirements
there are for first- through third-class firefighters with
annual salaries ranging from $4-",11 )-$66,301.
"Teachers in the Manatee school district," Rob-
inson said in his e-mail, "who have bachelor's, mas-
ter's and doctorate degrees, average roughly $45,000
before benefits."
In addition, he wrote in the e-mail, "I then looked
at the overtime hours that I was given by Ms. Ste-
phens and discovered that they were very different.
Matter of fact, her numbers said that overtime hours
were 3,595. I calculated 26,099. I would appreciate
an explanation."
Robinson said he didn't get one.

He told commissioners at the April 15 meeting,
"You take all kinds of time pinning awards on people,
promoting people, giving fire trucks away, but you
can't talk to me about the economics of this $5 mil-
lion business? This is not charity. This is a business
you're running."
When the suggestion about removing public
comments, or having them first approved by Chief
Andy Price, came up, Davis was the first to oppose.
"I don't like it," Davis said. "I think the public
has the right to talk and make comments. I don't
know any place that doesn't do that. We start stifling
people's speech, and we'll need to be careful what
we're doing."
Commissioner Randy Cooper was in favor of

Former AME teacher sues
Levengood, district
By Kimberly Kuizon
Islander Reporter
The School Board of Manatee County and Anna
Maria Elementary School principal Tom Leven-
good are being sued by a former AME second-grade
teacher for damages in excess of $15,000.
According to an eight-page court document,
Catherine Boesen, 59, and her attorney Richard Brad-
ford allege that during the 2007-08 school year, Lev-
engood removed Boesen as a teacher to meet budget
Boesen was hired by the district in 2002 as a
reading coach and later transferred to AME.
The report states Levengood attempted to con-
vince parents and teachers Boesen was an incompe-
tent teacher.
After being placed on probation, Boesen "against
her will ... submitted her letter of resignation."
After resigning Boesen learned she had been
"replaced with a classroom teacher who is much
A spokesperson for the district said last week
they knew nothing of the complaint, and Levengood
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Rigney' s suggestion.
Cooper said the commission should find out how
other fire districts handle their public comment sec-
tions. "Let's compare," Cooper said.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m., Thursday,
May 20, at the WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
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Volunteers sought for
community garden
Bradenton Beach officials are seeking vol-
unteers to help establish a community garden at
the Annie Silver Community Center.
Earlier this year, the Florida Department
of Elder Affairs provided the city with the seed
money to grow a community garden a $2,780
grant from its Communities for a Lifetime divi-
The state awarded nine mini-grants for
2010, with allocations ranging from $12,500 to
$2,780 for health-care programs, transportation
programs and community programs.
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program also awarded
funding for the project, which city project/pro-
gram manager Lisa Marie Phillips said would be
located at the Annie Silver Community Center,
103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. The late entre-
preneur Annie Silver founded the nonprofit
center in the 1950s to promote friendship and
The project will incorporate water conserva-
tion techniques, including a catch-system for rain-
water, composting and organic soil nourishment.
The garden, Phillips said, might be dressed
up with indigenous landscaping and signage.
The city has submitted several grant applica-
tions to pay for the garden, and local businesses
are encouraged to assist with the project.
An organizing meeting for volunteers took
place April 22 at the center.
Others interested in participating in the proj-
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Festival helps 'save the trolley'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Real Florida Festival founder David Teitelbaum
told Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker in
May 2009 to give him one year to come up with fund-
ing for the Island trolley to keep it operating as a free
service, rather than have the county impose a fare.
Teitelbaum promised to raise $60,000 each year
for the county to offset the annual cost of operating
the trolley, and give back to each Island city $8,000
- its donation from their 2009-10 budgets to keep
the trolley operating fare free.
Hunzeker reluctantly agreed to give Teitelbaum
his year before instituting the fare, but from all
appearances, the trolley is going to remain free, at
least for the 2010-11 fiscal year, and likely beyond.
In addition to organizing the annual festival to
help raise the promised funding, Teitelbaum has been
selling advertising space on the trolley to businesses
and resorts.
To date, he has $173,000 worth of advertising
under contract and more to come. That's in addition
to whatever funds the festival raises.
Among the advertisers are the Chiles Group
of restaurants, AMI Resorts, the Beach Bistro, The
Islander newspaper, Island Real Estate and the Beach

Clockwise, top row photos, left to right: Visitors
to the Holmes Beach Founders Day reception and
citizen recognition program at Holmes Beach City
Hall April 16 stand for the national anthem.

Saxophonists accompany the national anthem
during the Holmes Beach Founders Day reception
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Bungalow Resort.
"We call these our trolley angels," Teitelbaum
"With those pledges, we're going to make our
commitment to the county."
Ads will be placed inside and outside the trolleys
beginning June 1, Teitelbaum said, and there is still
space for more advertisers.
An electronic message board inside the trol-
ley will be offered to non-profit organizations at no
charge to provide information to passengers about
events and services.
Originally, Manatee County wanted to sell ads
only on the message board, but the strategy was a
failure as just three advertisers signed up when the
plan was announced two years ago.
That failure and the ever-increasing operating
cost prompted Hunzeker's proposal for a fare.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
opposed the fare idea and Teitelbaum, as a member
of the chamber's board of directors, was able to con-
vince Hunzeker to give him a chance to "save the
trolley," he said.
"This whole thing was always about saving the
trolley," Teitelbaum said.
"The free trolley is one of the greatest draws the

nearby the public works department, skate park
and soccer field.

%\./.i. l. ,....l competition organizer Mark "Bolt"
Boltwood is joined by men's division winners, from
left, Christian Patterson, Cory Wash, top skater
Jeff Ray and event sponsor/co-organizer Manatee
County Commissioner Carol Whitmore.

\i,. /./. .-i Phillips celebrates his "awesome ride" to
first place in the 13-15 age division of the Holmes
Beach Founders Day skateboard contest.

Bottom row photos, continuing clockwise (right to
left): Boltwood, Jacob White, Kaeneen Rotolo and

Island has. It brings people to the Island and keeps
them out of their cars. Imagine the traffic without the
trolley," he said.
The free trolley carried nearly 400,000 passen-
gers in 2008-09, Teitelbaum said, and the number
increases every year. Even Islanders use the free ser-
vice to go shopping, see friends or visit the dentist,
he said.
Teitelbaum said he had no idea how much money
the festival would raise, but any funds remaining
from the festival and ad sales after covering the trol-
ley costs would be donated by the chamber to worthy
non-profit organizations.
Teitelbaum also is a member of the Manatee
County Tourism Development Council and owns
three resorts in Bradenton Beach.
The free Island trolley was first introduced in
2001. Partial funding for start-up costs came from a
federal grant. The trolley costs about $300,000 per
year to operate.
The Real Florida Festival will be an annual event
to raise money to "Save the Trolley," Teitelbaum
Non-profit organizations interested in using the
trolley message board can contact the chamber by
e-mail at info@annamariaislandchamber.org.

Kamani Osorio accept trophies for 10-12 boys.

I.-., .. rs warm up at the Pete Lannon Skate Park
while the prizes heat up in the morning sun.

Rex Hagen, major donor to the skate park when
it was built, views the action at the Holmes Beach
skate park competition Saturday from the sidelines.

The Founders Day celebration April 16 on the
soccer field outside Holmes Beach City Hall fea-
tured live music, art, food, and a karaoke contest.

Children play with bubbles at the Founders Day

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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 21, 2010 0 17


at Florida' with Real Florida Festival

Founders Day heralds city's 60th anniversary
By Nick Walter Various citizens spoke about some of their fond- lution.
Islander Reporter est memories of the early days in Holmes Beach. The city also cut the ribbon on a new rest room
Holmes Beach Founders Day April 16-17 cel- Carol Whitmore, former Holmes Beach mayor, between the soccer field and skate park on Marina
ebrated the 60th anniversary of the city with music, remembered when she worked at Foodway. She said Drive. The city approved the project last May. Mayor
art, food and recognition of some of citizens who people would recognize her and give her rides to Rich Bohnenberger said Rex Hagen donated much of
helped the city prosper. work. the $30,000 to build what the city billed as a "comfort
On April 16, there was a reception and citizen "I love it here and I have no intention of going room.
recognition program at the Holmes Beach City Hall anywhere else," she said. The day was capped off in the afternoon with
chambers, 5801 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine came to food, live music, art vendors, and a karaoke contest
the city in 1978. "I was only going to stay a couple at the soccer field outside city hall.
years," he said. "And you see how long that has been
...... .now.
Holmes Beach resident Gene Knopp said she
moved to the city in 1952. "I wouldn't have given 2
S ~ cents for any piece of the Island then," Knopp said.
"The mosquitoes carried you away, you couldn't
drink the water, and look at it now."
The Anna Maria Island Privateers, a non-profit Hip-hop played over speakers by a live DJ, play-
n' B f group that raises funds for youth scholarships and by-play moves were announced by Mark "Bolt" Bolt-
S. S parks its giant pirate ship near city hall, took home wood from scaffolding overlooking the ramps, and
Cah, 0iCe!, the Holmes Beach Community Partners Award. plenty of judges, photographers and skaters juiced
JsG 1 Carol Saggau led a prayer, and Margaret Smelser up the action at the Holmes Beach Founders Day
9; /Co O led the national anthem. Both represented the Mana- Skateboard Contest at the Pete Lannon Skate Park.
Highway 41 entertains at the "Real" Founders tee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo- The event started with signup at 7:30 a.m. and

Day event in Holmes Beach.

From left, Holmes Beach
Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens and Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger, present the
Community Partners award
to the AMI Privateers. Rep-
resenting the group are Ron
Luckerman, Kathy Griffen-
kranz, Deborah Nelson and
Terry Gritzmacher.

Islander Photos: Nick J.
Walter and Bonner Joy

warm-ups Ior me fnel o0 23 skaters in lour age divi-
It wound up with winners, including Jeff Ray in
the ages 16-18 men's division, followed by Cory Wash
and Christian Patterson. In the 9-and-under division,
J.T. Fagley took first with Dalton Guthrie and Camb-
don Hoover following. Jacob White took first over
Kaeneen Rotolo and Kamani Osorio in the 10-12 divi-
sion, and in the 13-15 division, Sheldon Phillips was
first, with Matt Mellquist second and Chris Pate third.
Patterson took the bui,, in i rights for best trick.
The event was organized by Boltwood and Mana-
tee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, who in
her terms as Holmes Beach mayor, helped see the
skate park become reality. One of the parks major
donors, Rex Hagen, attended, as well as Commission-
ers Pat Morton and David Zaccagnino, and a large
crowd of enthusiastic parents and friends.





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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Real Florida Festivalgoers stretched during a
morning yoga session on the beach April 18.
They sprayed water as they paddled into Sarasota
They shopped.
They sampled Island cuisine.
They partied.
"I couldn't eat one more thing," said Gabe
Newitz of Bradenton as she finished a fish sandwich.
"Except, well, I might have to try the barbecue ribs.
And maybe a lemonade."
On the third day of the three-day festival to ben-
efit the fare-free Island trolley, Bradenton Beach

hosted an eco-focused beach-to-bay celebration.
Much of the activity an expanded Bridge
Street Market, live music and food and beverage
sales took place in the city's commercial district
and at the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
Kayak demonstrations took place nearby on
Sarasota Bay, while yoga took place on the Gulf of
Mexico beach.
"I'm in the market for a kayak, so that's why I
came," said Andy Turner of Lakewood Ranch. "It's
a great event."
The day also featured a walk-run from the Beach-
House Restaurant to Coquina Beach and go-green
Festivalgoers learned about nesting sea turtles,

Clockwise from left:
Larry Wilhelm performs at
the Historic Bridge Street
Pier April 18 during the
beach-to-bay bash, part of
the Real Florida Festival.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Betsy Kennedy stamps ster-
ling silver jewelry outside
the Back Alley on Bridge

Susan Fisher of Cute Kitties
in Brandon shows off her

Bradenton Beach resident
Pat Gentry talks with Anna
n Maria Island Turtle Watch
executive director Suzi Fox
during the Real Florida
S Festival.

bay bash
reducing waste, conserving nIc i., natural gardening
and buying local.
"This is my way of celebrating Earth Day," said
Betsy Cizik of Sarasota. "I hope they do this every
Bradenton Beach vacationer Emily Watkins said,
"We've been planning our vacation here for a year
and I had no idea this was happening. But it's such
fun and for a good cause."
Planning of the day-three activities involved the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the His-
toric Bridge Street Merchants Association and Mana-
tee County sports promoter Joe Pickett.
"It's an amazing first annual event," said the
chamber's Susanne Arbanas.

Chambers 'Real'


in paradise
Clockwise: Jimmy Buffett likes his cheese
burger "with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57
and french-fried potatoes, big kosher pickle
and a cold draft beer." Those who attended
the Anna Maria Island (C ,..,,,,.. ; of Com-
merce-sponsored Buffett-inspired Par-
rothead Dance at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center April 17 had their
cheeseburgers prepared as requested by
the Center's Scott Dell and Andy Jonatzke.
The dance was part of the three-day Real
Florida Festival. Islander Photos:
Lisa Neff

Island Idols Katie Greenwood and Chip
Ragsdale before they perform on stage.

Dan Mobley performs at the Parrothead
Dance at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. His set consisted of a boatload of
Jimmy Buffett and Island-style tunes.

Jan Bryant of Holmes Beach shows off her
official Parrothead cards.

THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 21, 2010 19

Historic village planned in Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Lizzie Vann Thrasher and husband Mike Thrasher
have plans for a retail-office-residential project at 503
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, that will retain the historic
flavor and style of "old Anna Maria" architecture,
Lizzie said.
The "Anna Maria Historic Village Green" will
cover four lots 501, 503, 505 and 507 Pine Ave. -
and three old Anna Maria homes will be refurbished
there as part of the complex, Lizzie said.
Plans call for the house at 308 Pine Ave. to be
moved across the street to occupy one lot of the
project. That house was built in 1935 by order-
ing a kit through a Sears catalogue and putting the
pieces together, said Lizzie. Hence the name "Sears
Another historic Pine Avenue home that will be
renovated and preserved in the village is the Rosedale
Cottage. Lizzie said that according to her research,
the Rosedale family lived in the house for 58 years.
The single-family home already on the property
at 507 Pine Ave. was built in 1917. It will be retained,

League won't
defend city in suit
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida League of Cities has advised
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford that it will not
defend the city in a lawsuit brought by William
and Barbara Nally of Spring Avenue over the
planning and zoning board's approval of the site-
plan for 216 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria is a member of the FLC and
obtains its liability and other insurance through
the organization. The FLC defends appropri-
ate lawsuits against the city at no additional
Attorney Crosby Coleman, representing the
FLC, said that because there was no injury and
no damages are sought, the city is on its own.
Barford said she will bring the issue to the
commission meeting April 22, "unless we need
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at 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, that she and her
husband Mike plan to renovate and move to their
"Anna Maria Historic Village Green" retail-office-
residential project across the street

creating the "historic village" atmosphere, she said.
"We hope this becomes a village green, where
people can come and walk around in a pleasant vil-
lage atmosphere. The name 'Village Green' sounded

appropriate, she said.
Only two residential units are planned among
the six structures in the project, and the only two-
story buildings will be those with a residence on the
second floor. Another structure will be a "commer-
cial gazebo" of 240 square feet on the corner of Pine
Avenue and Tarpon Street.
Parking for 24 vehicles will be provided with the
majority in the rear of the buildings. Some parallel
parking is projected if the city commission approves
parallel parking on Pine Avenue.
Vehicles would enter the complex from Pine
Avenue and exit via Tarpon Street.
A 5-foot landscape buffer is planned at the rear
and on the east side of the property. In addition to the
landscape buffer, adjacent properties at the rear also
would be separated from the complex by a 10-foot-
wide platted alley.
Lizzie said she talked to many residents about
what they would like to see on Pine Avenue before
they began the historic village concept.
The Thrashers are hoping to begin construction
in June.

Nallys demand answers on fees

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Attorney Jeremy Anderson, representing Wil-
liam and Barbara Nally of Spring Avenue, last week
accused the city of giving Pine Avenue Restoration
LLC preferential treatment in its billing for advice
on planning and development projects.
The Nallys are concerned that the city has been
providing free services to PAR, Anderson said.
PAR paid the city $1,600 in mid-2008 for services
rendered, but the city did not invoice PAR between
October 2008 and January 2009, Anderson alleged.
It was only after the Nallys requested records in
July 2009 that the city billed PAR $3,060, he claimed.
The city had been paying invoices from Garrett
promptly, Anderson said.
Anderson said staff members were giving PAR
and Coleman treatment that was "biased and/or pref-
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Mayor Fran Barford said the city would have a
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But city treasurer Diane Percycoe said she was
to blame.
"I had been behind (last summer), and I'm still
behind with billing, but Coleman is caught up," she
Percycoe said that when a developer submits a
site plan, a fee is paid. When Garrett is discussing the
site plan with a developer, Garrett's fee derives from
that site-plan fee.
If any discussions were before site-plan submit-
tal, or about issues other than the site plan, Coleman
and other developers are billed by the city based on
Garrett's invoice details.
Percycoe said she expected all bills to developers
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5 p.m. April 21, Book Fair and Science Night.
5 p.m. April 27, Parent Teacher Organization
dinner and fourth-grade dinner.
9 a.m. April 29, school speech contest.
1:30 p.m. April 29, book club meeting.
May 13, fifth-grade field trip to Busch Gar-
May 14, fourth-grade gardeners luncheon at
Beach Bistro.
5 p.m. May 25, Parent Teacher Organization
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BB commission, department heads catch-up

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners and city depart-
ment heads shared concerns and questions April 16
during what participants described as a trust-building,
wall-tumbling session.
Attendees included BBPD Chief Sam Speciale
and Lt. John Cosby, city clerk Nora Idso, building
official Steve Gilbert, city attorney Ricinda Perry,
public works deputy director Char Patterson and proj-
ect/program manager Lisa Marie Phillips, as well as
Commissioners Bob Bartelt, Janie Robertson, Gay
Breuler and Bob Connors.
"It's good to do this," Cosby said.
"I think we got a lot off our chest today," Speciale
added, calling the department head meeting produc-
tive and useful.
Commissioners agreed, with Robertson suggesting
a monthly commission/department head meeting.
Breuler added a request that department heads
share the information exchanged during the meeting
with staff.
Much of the morning discussion held over
individual choices of coffee, soft drinks and e nc I r.'
drinks focused on concerns about job security in
a difficult new budget year, personnel management,
general neighborhood issues and the charter review
process and its potential impact on official duties.
Bartelt, the vice mayor, opened the meeting
because Mayor Michael Pierce was on vacation.
Bartelt reviewed "a small list of things brought
to me by constituents."
He said he had fielded complaints about toilet paper
floating in the bay, which Speciale said would be handled
with boat-checks involving BBPD, the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Referring to suggested drug dealers, Bartelt also
said he had heard concerns about "some unregistered
pharmacists operating on the corner over there."
"We're aware of that," Cosby said, but didn't
elaborate to protect the BBPD's investigation.
Discussion then turned to personnel issues.
"What is the status of the morale in the city?"
Robertson asked.
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its impact on personnel and the 30-day suspension
of public works director Tom Woodard, including
whether the administrative action should have been
more severe.
Idso said her department's morale has suffered
over the handling of Woodard's violation of employee
"This situation going on with another department
head," Idso said, "it's disgusting, and it doesn't make
any of us look good."
But Cosby and Speciale said morale was down
before the suspension and that employees are con-
cerned about job security and rumors about budget
cuts for 2010-11.
"There have been some rumors flying around,"
Cosby said.
Special, referring to the churning of a small-
city rumor mill, said, "People are starting to worry
about their jobs and about their benefits.... All they
hear through the grapevine is ... talk about cutting
Commissioners acknowledged that they face a
difficult budget process, but that they are not intent
on cutting jobs or benefits.
"Cutting anyone's job is not on our agenda or
it's not on my agenda," Breuler said.
The group also discussed a charter review com-
mittee recommendation that the city commission con-
sider a resolution clarifying duties of officeholders.
The commission would work on the resolu-
tion with Perry, who said such a resolution might
help strengthen administrative processes, improve
communications at city hall and possibly improve
"The recommendation is for the commission to
further clarify duties of the commissioners and the
mayor," said Perry, who noted that currently depart-
ment heads take issues to the mayor, who is respon-
sible for relaying issues to the commission.
The meeting April 16, department heads and
elected officials agreed, proved the usefulness of
greater communication.
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Wednesday, April 21
11 a.m. "Watson, Crick, Wilkins: The Story of DNA" lecture at
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
Noon Anna Maria Island Garden Club's final meeting of the
season at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna

Thursday, April 22
1 to 4p.m. -AARP Safe Drive course at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-776-1158. Fee

Friday, April 23
1 to 4p.m. -AARP Safe Drive course at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-776-1158. Fee

Saturday, April 24
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts guest speaker
Lori Johnson of the Literacy Council of Manatee County at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.
5:30 p.m. -An Affaire to Remember at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 27
Noon The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island discusses polio
immunization in India with guest speaker Carter Montross at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, April 28
11 a.m. Einstein Circle discussion about U.S. foreign policy at
the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
5p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card
exchange at the Anna Maria Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave.,Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1541.

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
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.


Winning with stitching
Diane Fernandez of Holmes
Beach put her nimble fingers
to work creating this green and
gold quilt as a raffle prize for
her American Cancer Society
Relay for Life team, Charlie's
Angels. The late Jane Guy, who
battled cancer, donated the
materials for the quilt, which
honors her challenge to "help
win the battle, according to
Fernandez. The "Angels,"
sponsored by A Hair Day Salon
and Diane's Alterations, will
offer tickets for the quilt in
advance of the May 1-2 event at
the salon, 9516 Cortez Road W.,
Cortez. Islander Photo:
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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.
Tuesday, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds non-denominational group meets
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through
April. Information: 941-778-4579.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruc-
tion at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.
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: 941-383-6491.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 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: 941-778-1813.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St.,

Bradenton Beach, through May. Information: 941-518-4431.
Through April 23, "Florida Cowboys Collection" at the Manatee
County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information:
Through April 28, Holmes Beach artist Barbara Hines exhibit at the
Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information:

Thursday, April 22
7 p.m. Visions of the Future Film Series: "Sleeper" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131
ext. 27. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 24
11 a.m. Re-enactment of the landing of Hernando De Soto at the
De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton.
Information: 941-792-0458.

Save the Date:
May 8, Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys clean-up.
May 8, Kids fishing contest, Green Bridge fishing pier.
May 21, Bootleg concert, State Theatre.

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Case closed on sexual battery
charges, civil suit filed
The case against a Holmes Beach man accused
of sexual battery involving a minor was closed after
the state declined to pursue charges.
Richard S. LeGore, 66, was arrested at his home
in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
on June 20. A probable cause affidavit alleged that
LeGore molested a young girl with whom he is
Last August, assistant state attorney Jeff Quisen-
berry declined to file charges against LeGore.
On March 15, LeGore's attorney, Gregory S.
Hagopian of Bradenton, a petition to "expunge
records of the petitioner's arrest" and was granted by
12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Diana Moreland.
On Oct. 22, 2009, Karin Petry filed a claim
of negligence against Legore, seeking damages in
excess of $15,000 for herself and as the "next friend
of minor child," for sexual battery, emotional distress,
loss of companionship, society and medical expenses
and negligence.
Attorney Melvin Little requested a jury trial in
an amended complaint filed Dec. 15, 2009.

Diver's body recovered
The body of a diver who went missing April 3 was
found April 18, according to a report from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The FWC is investigating the death of Ronald
Wunderlich, 35, of Sarasota.
Wunderlich was free-diving April 3 about 28
miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island in the Gulf
of Mexico.
The U.S. Coast Guard that day reported that
Wunderlich was wearing a weighted belt and shorts
but not a breathing apparatus when he dove into the
Gulf where the depth is about 115 feet.
Coast Guard crews, associated by FWC and
Sarasota law enforcement divers, searched but were
unable to find Wunderlich.
The body was found by two divers April 18 near
where Wunderlich went missing, according to the FWC.

Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach
April 13, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft.
An officer was dispatched to speak with a victim who
said a crystal shell valued at $100 was stolen from
the residence.

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James Maxie "Elvis" Byrd, 57, died March 31.
Mr. Byrd was a U.S. Navy veteran and was proud
of his service. He was employed at Island Publix.
A service was held April 17 at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria.
He is survived by his mother, Helen J. Byrd;
sister Vickie L. Byrd; niece Ashley N. Henderson;
uncles James L. Byrd and Donnie Vessels; and many

William 'Billy' Easton
William "Billy" Easton, 53, of Bradenton died
April 11.
Mr. Easton was the owner of Easton Racing and
was a staple at Desoto Super Speedway. He was a
member of the local band Boothill Express and was
fondly known as "Mr. Bill the Island Man" on Anna
Maria Island.
Visitation was April 16 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Bradenton. A service was held April 17 at
Griffith-Cline and burial followed at Skyway Memo-
rial Gardens.
Survivors include his son, Anthony; brothers
Robert L. and wife Pam, and John D. Horton and wife
Marlene Parker; step-brothers, Roger L., Robert D.
and Jeffrey D. Clark; step-sister, Cheryl Lopez; good
friend, Allen Bragg; and many nieces and nephews.

Russell A. Olson
Russell A. Olson, 86, of Holmes Beach and for-
merly of Madison, Wis., died April 14.
Mr. Olson was passionate about his family, his
friends, his community and his country. He and wife
Fran would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anni-
versary April 19.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps,
Olson fought in the Pacific. He settled on a farm
in Wisconsin with his wife and four daughters. As
an avid farmer, he served as a director of the Farm
Bureau. In 1960 he became a Wisconsin state rep-
resentative. For 25 years he served his state and his

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Russ Olson offered his opinions in The Islander
under the title "Grumpy Old Man."

country, from the house to lieutenant governor of
Wisconsin and eight years as Midwest director of
transportation during the Reagan administration.
As a Holmes Beach retiree, he continued his tra-
ditions. He had a long tenure as the president of the
board of directors of the Westbay Point and Moor-
ings Condo Association. As a lifelong Kiwanis Club
member and past president, he was known for his
commitment to providing many holiday seasons of
Salvation Army bell ringers and the club's Easter sun-
rise service. He served the city of Holmes Beach on
the board of adjustment.
In 2004, he received the Legion of Honor Award
from the Kiwanis International Association. He fre-
quented Holmes Beach city meetings and became
known as a watchdog for his fellow citizens. He also
wrote as a guest columnist for The Islander. His acer-
bic wit and sense of humor led him to become known
as "The Grumpy Old Man." But what really kept him
going were the friendships he had on the golf course.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said
he knew Olson for 20 years.
"He did a lot for the Island Kiwanis Club ... he
probably brought in more members than anyone in
the history of the club," Bohnenberger said.
He said Olson had a "super sense of humor."
Bohnenberger remembers when the roof on Holmes
Beach City Hall needed replaced and Olson sug
gested, "Let's leave it the way it is as a monument
of stupidity."
Also, Bohnenberger said Olson showed up to a
city budget hearing wearing a suit and carrying a
portfolio under his arm, and said, "I dressed like this
because you only pay attention to people in suits."
A celebration of Olson's life was shared by
friends and family at the Key Royale Club April 18.
Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis Club, 11208 Veranda Court, Braden-
ton FL 34209.
Survivors include wife Fran of Holmes Beach;
daughters Robyn Olson of Bethlehem, N.H., Tamien
and husband Mike Zeller of Zionsville, Ind., and
Megan Supol of Crystal Lake, Ill.; grandchildren
Emily, Abraham, Abra, Alex, Kyle, Brett, Katie,
Grant, Greta, Anthony and Corinne; great-grand-
children James and Lucille; and a brother, James of
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By Rick Catlin

Fun map turns 10
The Anna Maria Fun Map is celebrating its
10th year in business and publisher Pierce Combs
said he plans a new format for the map beginning in
Pierce said he now has 180 distribution locations
for the weekly map, both on and off Anna Maria
Since beginning the map 10 years ago, Pierce has
seen its distribution grow annually. He said he has
delivered more than 2 million maps since starting the
business in 2000.
And he's excited about the growth of the wedding
industry on the Island, which has increased demand
for the map.
One bride's mother called him recently and
obtained 75 maps to hand out to the wedding party
and guests.
For more information on the Anna Maria Fun
Map, e-mail Pierce at Pierceboat@aol.com.

Pierce Combs, publisher of the Anna Maria Fun
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Real estate tailgating
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The schedule for the "Tailgating for Homeowner-
ship" parties published in the April 14 issue of The
Islander was incorrect.
Nicole Skaggs of Duncan Real Estate, 310 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, is hosting the events, and said the
events will be held May 22 and May 29.
The tailgate parties are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. at the real estate office on Pine Avenue.
Joining Nicole for the Saturday events will be
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For more information, call 941-779-0304.
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Beach, a 2,594 sfla / 2,804 sfur 3bed/3/2bath/lcar
Gulffront condo built in 2006 was sold 04/02/10,
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410 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,000 sfla / 3,503
sfur 4bed/3bath/4car canalfront pool home built in
2006 on a 52x110 lot was sold 04/01/10, Powers to
Steinbach for $749,000; list $769,000.
537 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,650
sfla / 3,645 sfur 4bed/3bath/4car home built in 1960
on a 100x229 lot was sold 03/29/10, Cole to Wilkie
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2006 on a 100x115 lot was sold 04/02/10, Fleming
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204 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,777 sfla / 2,472
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Champs crowned in preseason basketball tourney

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
2010 youth basketball season is now set to begin
after the completion of the pre-season tourney. Three
teams head into the regular season, which begins May
4, in their respective divisions, full of confidence,
having established identities on the court.
Beach Bistro took first place in Division III with
a 12-8 victory over Connie's Landscaping April 14.
Bistro took control of the game early, racing to an
8-0 halftime lead behind four points from Joey Stew-
art and two points apiece from Daniel Sentman and
Andrew Proctor.
Connie's Landscaping fought back in the second
half behind four points from Dylan Joseph and two
points apiece from Leo Rose and Tori Walter. With a
little luck, Connie's may have put more of a dent in
the Bistro lead, but the shots just wouldn't fall and
Bistro held on for a 12-8 victory.
Andrew Proctor finished with six points to lead
all scorers, while Stewart added four points and Sent-
man finished with two in the victory.
Beach Bistro advanced to the finals thanks to a
16-10 victory in the loser's bracket finals April 12
over the Sandbar. Andrew Proctor led the Bistro with
six points, while Aiden Grumley chipped in with four.
Maya Sapienza, Daniel Sentman and Joey Stewart
each added two points to complete the Bistro scoring
in that victory.
The Sandbar was led in the loss by Joe Rogers'
six points and four points from Brooke Capparelli.
Walter & Associates captured the Division II
tourney title April 14 with a 12-8 victory over Ross
Built. The teams battled to an 8-8 tie at halftime, but
Ross Built went cold in the second half. Walter &
Associates received two points apiece from Moriah
Goode and Seth Walter to earn the victory.
Goode and Walter finished with four points
apiece, while Jordan Cooley and Jack Walter each
added two points.
Walter & Associates advanced to the finals thanks
to a 14-11 victory over Beach to Bay Construction
April 13. Walter led all scorers with 10 points, while
Goode chipped in with four points in the victory.
Cameron Brauner scored nine points to lead
Beach to Bay, which also received two points from
Michael Latimer in the loss.
Rotten Ralph's won the Premier Division tour-
ney with a 43-38 victory over The Gathering Place
April 13. Forest Schield led the way with 18 points,
including going 7-for-11 from the charity stripe in the
second half to help Ralph's hold on for the victory.
J.T. Goode added nine points, while Brandon Gengler
and Daniel Janisch each finished with seven points
in the victory.
The Gathering Place was led by Kyle Aritt, whose
21 points led all scorers, and Wyatt Hoffman's nine
points. Chandler Hardy added eight points for the
Gathering Place in the loss.

Rotten Ralph's advanced to the finals by narrowly
defeating Tortilla Bay Club 47-45 April 12. Forrest
Schield again led the way with 18 points, while Bran-
don Gengler finished with 13 points. Goode and Luke
Shackleford each added four points, while Daniel
Janisch and Blake Rivers each finished with three
points in the victory.
Tommy Price scored 17 points to lead Tortilla Bay
Club, which also received 10 points from Max Miller.
Christian Hightower added eight points and Travis Bel-
sito finished with seven points in the loss.
Center youth sports schedules for basketball and
baseball are online at www.islander.org.

Key Royale golf news
The women and men of the Key Royale Club
played a coed match on April 16 where each team's
worst hole was "thrown out." The team of Frankie
Smith-Williams, Gordon McKinna, Don Ledford and
Jerry Brown combined to card a 107 to edge the team
of Jane Winegarden, Earl Huntzinger, Matt Behan
and Jim Finn by one stroke to earn clubhouse brag-
ging rights for the day.
The men's weekly 18-hole match April 14 was
a low-net-of-partners game that saw the team of Joe
Dickinson and Gerry Taylor combine to card a 107
to take first place by three shots. Second place was
shared by Bob Dickinson and Omer Trolard, whose
110 was matched by Bill Gallagher and Dan Hayes.
There was also a tie for third place at 111 as Jim
Macvicar and Pieter Thommasen matched the score
of Jim Krumme and Dave Kruger.
The men's weekly nine-hole match April 12 was
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Horseshoe news
Norm Good and John Johnson were the only
team to manage a 3-0 record in pool play and were
the day's outright champs during April 17 horseshoe
action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
With one outright winner, that left five teams to
battle it out for second place. Tom Skoloda and Karl
Thomas sent Debbie Rhodes and Rod Bussey limping
home with a 21-7 shellacking, while Marvin Gangemi
and Jerry Disbrow rolled past Steve Grossman and
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Bobeldyke and Steve Grossman 23-16. while Jerry
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Crawford and Tim Sosran. Disbrow and Lansau
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Kingfish offshore, snook sneaking inshore

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
King smokers have shown up off the beaches to
test anglers' moxie. The kingfish are following thick
schools of bait, and anglers had a chance to target
the kings in calm waters thanks to easterly winds last
Also, some of the first reports of snook have
come in. As many as 2 million snook were killed
statewide in a winter freeze that brought thousands
of snook belly-up in canals all along the Island.
Anglers now are spotting schools of up to 100
hungry linesiders in local waters, a great sign for
the state's fishery.
Capt. Bill Ware of The Damn Yankee said he
went to a 3-mile reef on April 16, drifting with scaled
sardines from the Anna Maria City Pier. He said he
netted 10 dozen shiners with one throw. "The bait
lasted all day," he said.
With an easterly wind, he landed two keeper
kingfish, including 10-15 strikes. "They just about
yanked the rod out of our hands," he said. He also
caught Spanish mackerel and saw about six cobia just
as the tide changed to outgoing. "I keep a top-water
plug handy in case we do see cobia and I casted one
out and they turned, looked at it, and didn't strike,"
Ware said. "When that sun shows up, they show up
as great big brown logs in the water."
After the tide turned, he drifted off Bean Point,
bouncing white bait off the bottom. L\ .ly time I
dropped it I got a fish," Ware said. "I got 10 grou-
per, two keeper size, and Spanish mackerel. Even
an 18-inch flounder. The action was really fast and
I went through almost all the bait I had. Bean Point
is such a great place to fish as long as you avoid the
crab traps."
Kim Schearer of Annie's Bait & Tackle said
trout action was all over the place this week. She
heard reports of trout between 17-25 inches caught
in Sarasota Bay. She said a 23-inch trout was brought
up by the Longboat Pass bridge, and she added some
nice ones were being caught on the north side of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge. Bluefish made an appear-
ance near the Longboat bridge, and Spanish mackerel
have made it up to the Manatee crossing as well, she
"And don't forget the ladyfish," Shearer said. "They
are with the mackerel whether you want them or not."
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters has
caught kingfish in about 50 feet of water. He was
using live shiners in choppy seas.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Legend Charters
had been catching sheepshead to 5 pounds, Spanish
mackerel to 24 inches and ladyfish as a bycatch on an
incoming tide, using jig heads tipped with shrimp in
Longboat Pass and the east side of Anna Maria. On
the north side of Anna Maria, black drum showed up,
some up to 7 pounds. Johnston also caught redfish to
20 inches and some keeper-size flounder. Although he
is still favoring live shrimp, Johnston has been testing

Captain Mark Howard

Snook Trout Redfish
Tarpon Grouper Shark

Capt. Steven Salgado landed this estimated
91-pound cobia 7 miles offshore ofAnna Maria
Island on April 5. Salgado said it took him nearly
three hours to bring the cobia to the boat. He
measured the cobia at 67 inches long and 34
inches in girth. "It was the ii ,,.. ,- cobia I've ever
caught, Salgado said. With Salgado and his catch
is 11-year-old son Steven.
the waters with 3-inch new penny Gulp shrimp and
Capt. Danny Stasny of Island Discount Tackle
at Catchers said he is excited that snook were around
Terra Ceia Bay last week. "And they're eating," he
said. "Me and a buddy were out scouting and we saw
about 100 of them. And the following day we caught
a couple. The white bait has been 'iffy' with them.
Sometimes they're eating, sometimes they weren't
messing with white bait too much."
He said pompano have been scattered throughout
the area, from the flats to the beaches. He said he
was catching pompano as he was fishing for trout
with Berkley Gulp baits and with banana jigs on the
beaches. He said cobia are off the beach as well. "It's
just a matter of keeping your eyes open until you see
that big, brown spot," he said.
He also heard that redfish are around, but they
haven't been chewing.
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to 30 inches, and cobia and sharks offshore. Inshore,

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he reported trout to 24 inches and limits of redfish.
Capt. Mike Greig said the kingfish action is real
good off the beaches and cobia are showing up. He
said bait fish are out in masses right off the beach, but
they' 11 push into the bay soon. Live threadfins and
large white baits have been the ticket for kingfish up
to 40 pounds. He said the grouper bite has been good
as well. Inshore, he said the best target has been trout.
"It's spring time," Greig said. "Game on."
Rocky Corby from the Anna Maria City Pier
said anglers have been catching lots of Spanish mack-
erel. He said there are a lot of pinfish around the pier.
"We did have a barracuda hanging around," Corby
said, "and someone hooked a tarpon. I heard some
guy was fighting him for about 30 minutes or so and
got broke off."
James Followell from the Sunshine Skyway
south fishing pier said he has seen about four keeper
grouper, Spanish mackerel and a couple pompano
landed. He added he is seeing tarpon, but no one has
yet been hooking them.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said the fishing around Anna Maria Island
has been action-packed with a variety of species
chewing. Spanish mackerel up to 4 pounds have
moved into Tampa bay and are feeding heavily on
shiners and threadfins.
"To catch these toothy predators," he said, "find
clean, moving water over drop-offs near sea grass
and chum."
He said speckled trout are abundant over the
grass flats around Anna Maria. Live bait and Berkley
gulps in pearl and new penny have been the baits of
choice. He said redfish have moved into the man-
groves and are feeding on the incoming tide, and
cobia has finally showed up off the beaches and the
artificial reefs. "A live pinfish will turn these bruisers
appetite into overdrive," he said.
Send fishing news and photos to fish@islander.

Coast Guard auxiliary
offers boating class
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will
offer a two-part boating class in May. The first ses-
sion will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, May, and the
second session at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 8.
Sessions will take place at the group's head-
quarters in G.T. Bray Park, 5801 33rd Ave. Drive
W., Bradenton.
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ing landing, $6. 941-761-1415.
44 GLASS BLOCKS, $50. Three bike travel
bags, $50. Bicep curl bar, $25. 941-778-
MITSUBISHI 13-INCH TV with remote, $25.
BANKS: SAVINGS, BANK give-aways, glass
figures, miscellaneous collection. 10 each.
original box. 1977, plays "Love Me Tender",
15-inch high. $95. 941-792-4446.
volumes, perfect condition. $100. 941-792-
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
Ice machine: install and service $2,100. You
pick up, $1,600. Assorted stainless shelves:
$75. Six-burner gas cooktop and charbroiler:
$1,800. 941-730-2606.
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welcome to come and worship with us!
Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.
gloriadeilutheran.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
Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org,
urgently needed for local representatives to
aid homeless children. Info: The Islander,
Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.
hayes @ sothebysrealty.com. Discoveranna-
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recy-
cling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle,
buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your
gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
town and the best results from classified ads
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FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission and Holmes Beach Police
Department. Pick up at The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
April 24. 3931 Bay Shore Road (museum
area). Large sectional sofa, coffee table, two
armoires, assorted tables and chairs, dining
room table with six chairs, glass-top table
with four chairs, love seat, Karastan rugs,
unusual wood server, dresser, wood desk,
books, bar stools, statuary, china, crystal and
lots of miscellaneous. By Premium Estate

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2
p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Satur-
day. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-
YARD AND PLANT sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat-
urday, April 24. Furniture and more. 676 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOUND ITEM: DID you lose an item from a
moving car in front of the Garden Shop on
Marina Drive? Call 941-778-6207 to claim.
LOST: COCKATIEL. White headed. Named
Donald. 770 North Shore area, Anna
Maria. Flew out door as we came inside. 941-
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rims, lost on Coquina beach, Friday, April 9.
Reward. 616-402-5765.

FOUND: FEMALE CAT. Tabby with white
paws. Near Holmes Beach laundromat. Call

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old
enough for adoption. All food and medical
provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.

2004 WHITE FORD 16-foot box truck with
new hydraulic-lift gate (Tommy Gate). Low
miles, new tires. $13,500 pays off loan. Can
be seen at Pebble Springs Plaza on Manatee
Avenue at the new JamRocks restaurant. Call
941-932-2688 or 383-1222.

300, 74,000 miles, new paint, service, loaded.
$8,200. 941-552-8330.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals
and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish,
Laser, Zuma and Precision 15. Call Brian at

2005 21-FOOT Sea Fox. 150 Mercury with
trailer. Moving, must sell. 941-526-3445.

LOOKING TO BUY a boat slip in Holmes
Beach or Anna Maria. E-mail: hatzie56@
hotmail.com. 856-858-8289.

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

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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. Room for a pool. $299,900.
3 MIN. TO BEACH. Perico Island 2BR/2BA, large greatroom with cathedral
ceilings, private courtyard and enclosed lanai, Jacuzzi tub & more. $275,000.
CANAL-FRONT LOT. Holmes Beach. $400,000.
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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2005 KEY WEST 186 dual console, 115-hp
Yamaha four-stroke.

Excellent condition, only 240 hours. Garmin
GPS, depth finder, fish finder, chart plotter,
VHF radio, stereo, CD, Bimini. $15,500.321-

enced real estate licensee for busy Island
office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-

SEAMSTRESS NEEDED: Small business is
looking for an individual who can do part-
time sewing out of their home. All materials
furnished to make pillows. Call Nancy, 941-

LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter?
Call Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids
and animals. Four years experience, high
school student. 941-779-9783.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for
work. Ads must be placed in person at The
Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes

Island, located in busy shopping center, large
inventory, all equipment and fixtures, com-
pletely turnkey, business growing monthly,
owners moving, great opportunity for mom
and pop. Call Jim, 941-580-0626.

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101x107 Lot zoned R2 in Holmes Beach $369,000

Large lot in city of Anna Maria $399,000

Newer Condo with Gulf Views $369,000

Canalfront pool home in Anna Maria $790,000

2BD/2BA pool home with boat slip $625,000

Gulfview condo in 55+ Community $289,000

Call Jesse Brisson

ACTIVE LADY WITH spinal injury needs
LPNS and experienced CNAS to assist with
personal care. A Hoyer lift for transfers. Five-
hour a.m. shifts and overnight sleepover shifts
are from 9:30 p.m.-7a.m. Travel opportunity.

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

mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reli-
able. Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Pro-
fessional, friendly cleaning service since
1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handy-
man work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc.
Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job
too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
care, transportation, meal preparation, light
housekeeping. Experience, references. 941-

errands and gardening. Reasonable rates,
Local references, bonded. Please call Anne,

TING: Retired Christian couple to be near
beach, available anytime. References. 770-
832-7319. ewingwt@earthlink.net.

Waterfront Living
Anna Maria: 865 North
S Shore Drive, waterfront
getaway. Updated,
sandy beach and
expansive water views
from sunrise to sunset.
Deep lot to build your
dream home.
SNow offered at $848,000

Beautifully designed 3BR/2BA

windows, crown molding, two central a/h units tri-level
elevator, central vacuum system. Three porches overlook
attractive landscaping & foliage and also add additional
outdoor living. Fenced yard, enclosed outside shower, room
for pool and ONLY 450ft to beach. REDUCED $995,000.

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


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Sands Established in 1983
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Service Call us for your landscape
77841345 and hardscape needs.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-- Replacement Doors and Windows
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Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

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

Marble & Granite Inc,

Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
o z 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"

DAY ASSIST BY cDay Planners

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Marianne Correll REALTOR
The Big Picture...It's all about Real Estate.
It's a GREAT TIME to buy!

941-725-7799 941-778-6066 mariannebc@aol.com


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house sitting, check, party planning, home
organization, management... so much more.
407-913-6136. www.bellaginaservices.com.
ABLE, honest with local Island references.
Call Nancie, 941-755-5948.
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. 941-920-3840.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hur-
ricane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro
doors, ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com.
I PROVIDE GENERAL house cleaning and
companionship at reasonable rates. Please
call Marilyn, 941-756-8172.
(Pillows, cushions). Experience, dependable.
Call Diane, 941-778-6373 or cell, 941-724-
NEED A LITTLE assistance with daily life?
Allow me, local artist, Island resident. Live-in,
live-out. 941-778-6547, ask for Robin.
COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus?
Need wireless, network setup? Web site?
Need help? Call JC, 941-487-7487.
34 years of happy customers. Senior check,
pet-watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc.
Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046 or 941 -
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic
needs covered! Web design. Call Jon at
Smashcat Studios, 941-778-2824 or 941-
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
refrigeration. Commercial and residential
service, repair and/or replacement. Serving
Manatee County and the Island since 1987.
For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wed-
ding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing
massage in the comfort of your home. Call
today for an appointment, 941-795-0887.
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.
net for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in alge-
bra, 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-
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.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
repair. Your complete irrigation repair com-
pany. Call 941-778-2581.
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom land-
scapes, tree trimming, property maintenance.
Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
mulching. Lowest prices starting at $15.
12-year Island resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
GARY WOOD LAWN Service: Tree trimming
and landscaping. Fully insured, monthly spe-
cials. 941-812-7273.
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
Call 941-807-1015.

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.
Hauling 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.

certified arborist. Fast, friendly service. Free
consults. Call Jim at 941-799-0840.

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

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

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

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phases of carpentry, repairs and painting.
Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt.
Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.

Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops,
cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed,

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light
hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-
6170 or 941-447-2198.

Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches,
decks, remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work.
Fair price! 941-795-1947.

stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Resi-
dential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood,
access control. Contractors you can depend
on. Call 941-748-2700.
supplies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure
washing. Free estimates. New phone number!
941-721-7521. Lic.#RR0066450.

variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-

8803/8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 600 sf,
$500/month. 1,200 sf, former salon and 1,300
sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.

dock. Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and
shops. $150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes
included. 941-794-5980.
RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.

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. Dvan-
worm @ earthlink.net.

vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. tam-
pabaybeachhouse.com. 559-760-1331.
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-
ground level, spectacular views. April, May,
June availability. $1,000/week. $3,500/month.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo in Bra-
denton Beach. Furnished. Washer, dryer
in unit. Very close to beach. Very nice unit.
Rent $1,000/month plus utilities. Call 813-
FOR RENT: 2BR, Tropical Palm Mobile
Home Park. 15 minutes to beach, available
April 1. $1,000/month. For sale or rent 2BR
doublewide. $1,000/month, sell for $49,000.
Will finance. 863-608-1833. chickenplucker@
ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club. Guard-gated
24/7. Sunny bright end unit, 2BR/2BA villa
with spacious 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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, Febru-
ary 2011.2BR/2BA, adults only, HDTVs. Call
813-781-7562. Dharveyel @ aol.com.
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2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island rental. Ground
floor, furnished, all utilities, pool, tennis, DSL.
December 2010 thru May 2011. $2,500/
month. Three-month minimum. www.anna-
mariaislandcondo.web.officelive.com. 931-

with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated
pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease
six-month plus, $950/month unfurnished.
$1,025/month furnished. No dogs. Call 941-
798-3842 or 941-720-7519.

NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/2A rental. Holmes
Beach. Boat dock, walk to beach. Available
January, 2011. Call 941-580-3385.

apartment with wonderful view. Available
May 1. $850/month, plus some utilities. 2 or
3BR/2BA house available May 1. Waterfront,
$1,200/month plus utilities. 941-545-7109 or

WEEKLY RENTALS: $599 and up. 2BR/2BA
and 3BR/2BA with pool and dock. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

One block from beach, Gulf views, fenced
yard, pets welcome. Furnished and available
June 1. $1,200/month plus utilities. Security
and references. Call or e-mail for pictures.
941-855-0444. (Dial the 941). susansutliff-

MOUNT VERNON: 2BR/2BA beautifully
renovated. Canalfront, minutes to beaches.
55-plus active community. $1,250/month
includes water, sewer, cable. Owner, 941-

2BR/1BA NORTHWEST Bradenton. Quiet
neighborhood near Palma Sola Bay. Washer
and dryer. $895/month. 941-587-2748.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA. 750-sf apart-
ment, close to bay. $695/month. First, last,
security deposit. Available April 20.949-813-

Shores. Dock and boat lift, kitchen with
granite, stainless-steel appliances. Screened

No smoking or pets. Responsible person to
maintain yard. $1,295/month. $900 deposit.
Gina, 941-524-6773.

PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA: 10x40-foot screened
lanai, pool, one block from bay, marina. Fur-
nished, unfurnished, good schools. $1,595/
month annual, $2,200/month seasonal. 941-
778-3051 or 941-567-9492.

ON BAY: STEPS to beach, furnished 2BR,
screened lanai. Annual, $775/month. Sea-
sonal, $1,700/month. 1BR, May through
October, patio, shed, $625/month. Sandpiper
Resort. 55-plus. 941-778-3051 or 941-567-

3BR/3BA, new furniture, private pool, com-
munal pool, tennis. $3,300/month. 941-795-


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

front 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. 513-470-3851.

BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free
brochure. Discover how easy it is to build
wealth through short sales and foreclosures.
Adkins Florida Group, Wagner Realty. Free@
AdkinsFloridaGroup.com. 941-713-0635.
three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, secu-
rity. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean villa-
style architecture with breathtaking Gulf
views. 5,146 sf under roof on north Anna
Maria Island, 12106 Gulf Drive. $3,500,000,
furnished. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-
ADORABLE CONDO FOR sale by owner:
1BR/1BA, quiet neighborhood, cathedral
ceilings, skylights, tile throughout, enclosed
lanai. $69,900. Bradenton. Must see! 941-
"CASA AZUL." NEW canalfront beauty!
4BR/4.5BA, study, sitting room, large lanai,
inground pool, zoned HVAC. Best of every-
thing! Turnkey, if desired. $1,450,000 and
worth it. 215 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Call
Jeffrey. 941-567-6600.
IMG ACADEMIES: 2BR2BA condo, end unit
with garage for rent with option to buy. Nicely
furnished. Overlooking tennis courts and
country club. $130,000. Call 941-545-3097
or 941-778-3926.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in
The Islander.

BY OWNER: KEY Royale canalfront, updated
3BR/2BA. Pool and boat dock. $430,000.
Realtor, 941-356-1456.
lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park
under building. $450,000. Call owner: 941-
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Texas. Only $12,900, $0 down, $99 per
month. Owner financing, No credit checks
money back guarantee. Free map, pictures.
800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com.
11 ACRES: $24,900. Abandoned upstate
New York farm. Near state land, stream,
waterfall, pine woods, views! Build, camp,
great deer hunting! Solid investment! 877-
461-8812. www.newyorklandandlakes.com.
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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 beau-
tifully 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. TN Land/Lakes, LLC.
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GRAND OPENING SALE! Seven acres with
dockable lakefront, $39,900. Sale April 24.
Wooded, park-like setting on one of Ala-
bama's top recreational lakes. All amenities
completed. Boat to Gulf of Mexico! Excel-
lent financing. Call now, 866-952-5302, ext.
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CENTRAL GEORGIA: 72 acres, $1,075 per
acre Planted pine, Ulcohatchee Creek, paved
road frontage with power. 478-987-9700.
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Mki & Kitty dventune in Shopping ...

Ontiquce, Qnt-Sqiuet and Chic Boutique!

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with a recycling campaign conducted in some
of the area's most unique shops. Do your part for
the green campaign find a way to reuse those
shabby yet chic furnishings, those vintage valu-
ables, those cool collectibles.
Beach Style Recycled in Holmes Beach has
all kinds of treasures and finds shabby chic fur-
nishings, collectibles, treasures and jewels of Anna
Maria Island.
What a Find! has all kinds of quality clothing,
furniture, accessories and a great line of vintage
Florida collectibles. Check it out, and you'll be
saying, "Wow, what a find!"
Whitfield Exchange should be on your go-to
list if you're in need of extra furnishings, kitch-
enware and serving dishes. Owner Lindsay runs
a top-notch consignment shop, and the variety of
merchandise always changing is amazing.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach has all kinds of
goodies, nicely priced. Best of all the proceeds go
to charity.
Vintage Vagabond is a bright colorful antique
shop that features, among other items, vintage cloth-
ing, furnishings and art. You name it, VV has got it.
It's all quality and variety. Give the store a visit.
Community Thrift Shop is stuffed to the gills
this week with clothing, knick knacks and lots of
furniture. Community Thrift always has new stuff


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na Mari

. No need to go street
shopping in New York City...
\ We have all the famous
designer names!
4lennon this ad. get 10% off
412 10th Ave. W. Palmetto 722-9916


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

,ali in,.', so it always has new items on the floor.
Tide and Moon took a little jaunt and moved just
two doors over in the same AMI Plaza. Better to see
her storefront now and even more treasures from
which to choose.
Steff's Stuff in the Whitney Beach Plaza is
having the final antique and art fair of the season.
There will be local artists, organic produce, exotic
orchids, plus a classic car show. For vendor informa-
tion, call Stephanie@941-383-1901.
On the downtown Bradenton path, we appreciate
Braden River Antiques for it's amazing selection of
antique and mid-century art, furniture and home acces-
sories. We guarantee there is not another store like it.
The Sea Hagg is having an unbelievable ware-
house sale 50 percent off many items, including
previously reduced merchandise and new things
are added daily. Go see what the hag has for you.
If you haven't yet checked out Retro Rosie Vin-
tage Clothing, you must. We especially love the hat
department and the selection of vintage bridal gowns.
And Cobwebs Antiques is all warmed up and await-
ing you to peruse her collection of home decor and

Tide and Moon

( (20% OFF
New Location! Just two doors down.
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Antiques & Treasures
Located in Whitnev Beach Plaza
6828 Gulf of Me\ico Dri't I V seIl
Longboat Key 12- 1I4 in-a.il. IInlil 2 ,un Consig'
(941) 383-1901 O


S-- ^ 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!
U Stop in to find the usual,
the unusual, & the truly unique!
We're open Monday Saturday 1Oam 5pm
Located on US 41, about 2 miles north of the airport
751-4045 8w


In Palmetto, the Bag Lady tells us new bags
and purses have been arriving just in time for the
new season. And what lady doesn't need a new
bag every now and then? There are big ones, little
ones, fancy ones and casual ones. There is surely
a bag for you.
The Feed Store Antique Mall features more
than 50 antique dealers and offers a variety of shops
with vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and
t l\ lthilg antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of
the area's largest antique places. We always enjoy
shopping and shopping and shopping the mall.
See you in the shops!

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

Open Tuesday -Sunday 10-4 ,
J622 63rd Avenue E., Bradenton
S941-751-5495 <

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Quality clothing, furniture, accessories,
great vintage florida collectibles and
much more. What a find!
5231 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton
941.896.8820 M-TH 10-5:30 Fri & Sat 10-4


Beach treasures and finds,
shabby chic furnishings,
collectibles, treasures and
jewels ofAnna Maria Island.

5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach
10-4 Monday-Saturday ~ 941.504.8303

Historic East Manatee
Antiques District
shops open Tues-Sat 10-4
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Mid-Century Arl Antques Collectibles We Buy
1002 Mlanalee Ave E. 941-750-0707

L et~r Rosie
S, ''inlllge Clolhes for All
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SWeddiing GownMs .and Acressories

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New additionn! V'inIl.je holiday:
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817 Manatee Ave E. 941-708-0913



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