Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: May 26, 2010
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Look inside for our
special Memorial
Day tribute. Page 6

the news ...

Bradenton Beach
pulls mooring field
grant. Page 4

Pine Avenue parking
plan stalls. Page 5
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Community events,
Pages 10-11

Developer seeks
input for historic vil-
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Getting around: The
Island street map.
Pages 16-17

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School: AME news.
Pages 18-19

What to do on the
Island and off.
Page 20
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411 on local busi-
ness news. Page 21

The Island police
blotter. Page 23
Sports: Basketball
season continues.
Page 24

Fishing: Tides right
tofishflats. Page 25




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SPages 12-13

VOLUME 18. NO. 29

Recall petition


Stoltzfus to

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Now that Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections office has certified the petition
submitted May 10 to recall Anna Maria
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus from office,
expect Stoltzfus to file a legal challenge.
Stoltzfus' attorney, Richard Harrison,
wrote in a May 19 e-mail that the com-
missioners position on the recall "has not
changed" and Stoltzfus
will "initiate appropri-
ate legal action" if the
petition is verified and
"properly served" on the
The attorney said
Stoltzfus Stoltzfus would seek
to "have the petition
declared invalid and the
recall process enjoined"
from proceeding further.
"We are confident
that the circuit court in
Manatee County will
Carter agree with us on those
legal issues, which can be
decided rationally and outside of the politi-
cal feeding frenzy that some parties have

Site preparation
Crews last week tore down the house at
216 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, in prepara-
tion for a retail-office-residential com-
plex proposed by Pine Avenue Restora-
tion LLC. The preliminary site plan for
the project is scheduled to come before
the planning and zoning board June 15.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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posed constitutional amendment against'
drilling in state waters. Right: Bob
Perinetti protests "big oil" and offshore
drilling at the demonstration. Islander
Photos: Lisa Neff

Area tourism promoted, 'big

oil' protested, state prepared

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
"Florida is open for business" was the
slogan echoed by government officials and
marketing experts last week as the world con-
tinued to monitor the path of a still-growing
oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Meanwhile, thousands prepared to respond
if oil from a leaking Deepwater Horizon oil
well off the coast of Louisiana reaches the
Sunshine State. Much of the preparation for
Florida was taking place in the Tampa Bay
area, where, weeks ago, the U.S. Coast Guard
established a central command station.
The oil is gushing from a deepwater well
damaged in an oil rig explosion April 20.
As of May 21, the spill was estimated
to be about 270 miles from St. Petersburg,
according to the Florida Division of Emer-
gency Management.
"Manatee County remains untouched by
any oil and has not experienced any effects
as a result of the spill," read a statement from
Capt. Larry Leinhauser, a county public
affairs officer. "All Manatee County beaches
and waterways are open for recreational use.
Multiple agencies continue to monitor the sit-
uation and are prepared to take action should
the situation change. At the present time, the

oil is not expected to impact our area."
Last week began with reports of some
success decreasing the size of the leak in the
well. However, an independent analysis at the
site indicated that well-leasee British Petro-
leum and the federal government had under-
estimated the amount of oil spilling into the
Gulf. BP estimated that 5,000 barrels a day
was leaking from the well, other estimates put
the leakage as high as 70,000 barrels a day.
The week also began with reports of tar
balls found on Key West. Analysis indicated

Commissioner hopes
for cafe re-vote
Manatee County Commissioner Carol
Whitmore has hope this week her fellow
board members will reconsider their vote
to award a contract for the Manatee Public
Beach concession to United Parks Service.
The opportunity for such a review
would have been at the county board meet-
ing scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 25,
at the administrative center in Bradenton,
after press deadline for The Islander.
More online at www.islander.org.


2 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

Survey says:
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Visitors love the Historic Anna Maria City Pier
and Anna Maria Island.
Going to the city pier and beach-related activi-
ties on the Island headed the list of visitors' favorite
things to do outside of shopping, according to the
most recent study done for the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau.
The BACVB January-March 2010 visitor profile
study said visitors rated the Anna Maria City Pier as
the area's top, non-retail attraction, followed by the
Rod & Reel Pier, also in Anna Maria. The Anna Maria
City Pier has topped the list of non-retail attractions
for visitors to the area since the surveys began several
years ago.
The top two attractions in the overall survey were
both related to shopping. St. Armands Circle in Sara-
sota was once again the favorite place to visit, while
shopping at Prime Outlet Mall in Ellenton was No. 2.
Visitors gave the Anna Maria pier a 30.2 percent
response as the most favored non-shopping activ-
ity, while the Rod & Reel Pier drew a 27.9 percent
response for second place.
Visiting the Historic Bridge Street Pier moved
up the list of most-favored area attractions with a
19.6 percent vote, good for third place and ahead
of Mote Marine Laboratory. That was up from the
same three months last year when the Historic Bridge
Street Pier polled 15 percent of the vote. Multiple
responses were permitted in the survey, which was
conducted by the Klages Group of St. Petersburg.
On the survey's list of activities in the Bradenton
area, dining out was No. 1 at 93.2 percent while going
to the beach was No. 2 at 87.7 percent.
Relaxing was third, with an 83.3 percent response
and walking on the beach was fourth with a 77.9 per-
cent rating. Multiple responses also were permitted
in this portion of the survey.

Anna Maria City Pier still tops
percent; the Midwest, up 10.5 percent; the Northeast,
plus 6.7 percent; and Canada, up 7.9 percent. The
SHISTORIC ANNA MARIA CITY PI Midwest region led all locations in visitor origins
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A u F T B I "- I Manatee County Tourism Development Council
member David Teitelbaum, who owns three resorts
in Bradenton Beach, said he was not surprised at the

The Anna Maria City Pier is the Bradenton area's
top visitor attraction that is not related to retail
shopping. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

For the three-month survey period, visitor arriv-
als to the area were reported at 152,100, up 3.8 per-
cent from the 146,500 for the same period in 2009.
Eighty-eight percent said they planned a return
visit to the Island, and 62 percent said they had vis-
ited the Island previously. About 92.5 percent said
they would recommend Anna Maria Island to their
friends and relatives as a place to visit.
The survey found visitors from Europe declined
by 26.3 percent during the reporting period when
compared with January-April 2009. This was attrib-
uted to the declining value of the Euro against the
U.S. dollar.
But the European loss was made up by an increase
in visitors from the Southeastern U.S. region, up 9.1

increase in tourism and the high marks given the
Island and its beaches.
"Our marketing strategy is working. When you
compare what's happening on the Island with every-
where else in Florida and the country, we are doing
great," he said. "The Island gives great value for
dollar and the Island is a top attraction."
Teitelbaum also is a member of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
The average daily rate for the first four months
of 2010 was $177.96, a 2.9 percent decline from the
same period in 2009, when the ADR on the Island
was $183.38.

Island occupancy up
The occupancy rate of Anna Maria Island
accommodations in April 2010 rose 7 percent
compared with the same month last year, the
third consecutive year April's occupancy rate
has increased.
Figures supplied by the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau reported Anna Maria
Island had an occupancy rate of 69.1 percent for
April 2010 against the 64.6 percent occupancy
recorded in April 2009.
For the January through April period the past
three years, occupancy of Island accommodations
rose from 61.7 percent in 2007 to 70.5 percent
this year, a 14.3 percent gain.
Through the first four months of 2010, Island
occupancy was up 9.3 percent compared with
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gone to great lengths to create in Anna Maria," Har-
rison concluded.
Bob Carter, chair of the Recall Commissioner
Stoltzfus committee, said the group will proceed with
the recall despite any legal challenge.
"We have anticipated that kind of delay action
since we began the process and will respond appro-
priately as it develops," Carter responded.
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat certified the
recall petition May 21.
The committee submitted 247 signatures in its
petition, well above the required 136 10 percent of
the eligible voters as of the November 2009 election
- to proceed with the recall process. Sweat certified
218 signatures.
The recall petition must be legally served on
Stoltzfus, who then has five days to submit a 200-
word defense that would accompany a second peti-
tion, according to Nancy Bignell of the elections
The committee then has 30 days to obtain sig-
natures from 15 percent (204) of the eligible Anna

d Objectionable
Some motorists in Anna
Maria have complained
that this detour sign
Son Pine Avenue blocks
their view of oncoming
S traffic. The sign states
that vehicular traffic is
detoured to Crescent
Drive while the North
Bay Boulevard bridge
is closed for repairs,
but both bridges are
Expected to be open
SMemorial Day week-
'end. Islander Photo:
S Bonner Joy
Maria voters on the second petition.
If the second petition meets the criteria and the
names and signatures are certified and accepted by
the elections office, it would then go to Ed Nicholas,
the chief judge of the Manatee County Circuit Court.
Nicholas would review the petition and objections
and, if he rules in favor of the recall, set a date for a
special recall election.
According to Florida statutes, a recall ballot in
Anna Maria would state:
"Shall (name of official) be removed from the
office of (office held) by recall?" followed by two
statements, each with a box for the voter to check:
(name of person) should be removed from
office, and
(name of person) should not be removed from
The statute also requires that if only one official
is removed from office by a recall vote, "the vacancy
created by the recall shall be filled by the governing
body according to the provisions of the appropriate
law for filling vacancies."
In the case of Anna Maria, the ruling law would
be the city charter.

THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 3 3


Anna Maria City
May 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 1, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning.
June 9, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
June 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 14,3 p.m., City Pier Centennial Committee.
June 15, planning and zoning hearing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
June 3, 1 p.m., pier team.
June 3, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 7, 1 p.m., ScenicWAVES.
June 16, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
June 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
June 8, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
June 17, 6 p.m., district commission.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
May 31 is Memorial Day. Government offices
will be closed, as will be The Islander newspaper
June 8,9 a.m., Board of Manatee County Commis-
sioners, county administrative building, Bradenton.
June 16, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Send notices to Lisa Neffat lisaneff@islander.org.

4 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach pulls mooring field grant

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners put the brakes
on executing a contract for a $165,000 grant from
the state to establish an official mooring field south
of the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
Commissioners also agreed last week that they
want an advisory committee revived to review the
financial feasibility of a managed mooring field at
the popular anchorage site.
The officeholders disagreed about how soon that
might happen this summer or a over the next six
The commission voted in mid-April, pending
legal review, to send a signed contract for the grant
to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
However, at their May 20 regular meeting, Com-
missioners Bob Bartelt and Janie Robertson and
Mayor Michael Pierce said they had expected the
contract to come back to them before it was submitted
to the state.
"I wanted legal to read the fine print and tell me
what was going on," Robertson said. "I didn't expect
that to be sent off and not come back to us."
"I was shocked when I found out that this had
already been executed," Bartelt said.
Commissioners Bob Connors and Gay Breuler
said they expected the contract to be sent on.
"I thought it was a no-brainer," Breuler said,
referring to the acceptance of the $165,000 grant.
The commission, by consensus, indicated they
wanted city attorney Ricinda Perry to check on
whether the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission had approved the contract, because the
city still has questions.
"I' ve got a feeling we are going to have to wait
until next year's cycle," Bartelt said, referring to
FWC's process.

Financial feasibility
In addition to city project/program manager
Lisa Marie Phillips securing the mooring field grant,
the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment
Agency already has committed $35,000 toward estab-
lishing the managed mooring field.
But some commissioners expressed concern last
week about whether a mooring field is a financially
viable enterprise and they questioned why a mooring
field budget has not been detailed.
Bartelt requested a workshop May 18 that com-
missioners, the mayor, Phillips and eight members of
the public attended.
"What happens if the mooring field is a not a suc-
cess?" Bartelt asked, opening the meeting and stating
his overriding concern that the operation of a mooring
field might cost the city money.
"Either the city loses at the worst or we break
even," he said.
The commissioner supplied a worksheet show-
ing the annual operational cost of a mooring field at
$60,000 and the city losing money unless at least 18
of 27 moorings were occupied year-round.
"As a commissioner, along with my fellow com-
missioners, we are responsible for the financial well-
being of our city," Bartelt said, reading from a pre-

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pared statement. "To this end I have made inquiries
about other mooring fields in our locale for about a
year. I have not received enough information to make
an informed decision."
He also said he was concerned that the city, if it
accepted the grant, might have to reimburse the state
$165,000 if it ceased to operate the mooring field.
"I was told by some people that if the mooring
field is not a success or is discontinued, the city of
Bradenton Beach would be responsible to return the
(grant), in addition to being out our initial $35,000,"
Bartelt said. "I was told by another that this was not
the case. In other words, there is a lot of either con-
flicting or missing financial information to make an
informed decision as to whether or how to move for-
ward with this project."
Robertson agreed that commissioners must be cau-
tious about expenses, but, she said, even w ilho 'tl .an1 offi-
cial mooring field, the city has expenses at the site.
"If we are going to protect our waterfront out
here, that is going to cost the city money," she said.
"We have to do something, which means the city has
got to spend some money."
Inviting public comment at the May 18 meeting,
commissioners heard from several boating enthusi-
asts who shared concerns about the cost of a moor-
ing field, but who also emphasized that the city must
protect and maintain its waterfront.
Boater Jonathon Cook, referring to a mooring
field in the city of Sarasota as a "debacle," said,
"They don't expect the field to make money or even
break even.... And if they walk away now, they are
on the hook for close to $1 million."
Cook said he the annual operation of a Braden-
ton Beach mooring field would cost a lot more than
William Shearon, a member of the mooring field
committee, agreed. Buying a mooring field is like
buying a boat, he said. The big cost is in operations
and maintenance.
"We ought to have the best possible estimate of
where it stands financially," said Rick Curd, another
member of the mooring field committee.
But, Curd added, the city "needs to look at intan-
gibles, too."
What might be the impact of not creating a man-
aged mooring field on the environment and for local

The area south of the
Historic Bridge Street
Pier in Bradenton
Beach as seen
from on high may
become an official
mooring field with the
help of a state recre-
ational boating grant.
But city commission-
ers have questions
about the financial
feasibility of the field
and the risk associ-
ated with accepting
the grant. Islander
Photo: Jack Elka

businesses? he asked.
Bradenton Beach resident and boater Roger Allen
defended the mooring field project, emphasizing that
its purpose is to guarantee public access to Florida
waters and waterfronts.
"And there is a need in the state of Florida for
that," he said.
Allen also said that if the city ceased to operate
a managed mooring field, anchorage would still be
allowed and thus, the state would not demand reim-
bursement of its recreational boating grant.
"You do a managed anchorage, you are safe,"
he said. "You don't have a problem with that.... You
don't have to pay that money back."
Boater Greta Dabringhaus added that the city
should not have any trouble maintaining a full moor-
ing field.
Dabringhaus, pointing to other managed mooring
fields, said they often are at capacity, have led to a
reduction in derelict vessels and protected seabeds.
Dabringhaus specifically praised the Sailing
Squadron mooring field in Sarasota.
"They did it right," Shearon acknowledged.
At several points during the May 18 meeting,
questions were raised about whether Scheda Ecologi-
cal, the consulting firm hired by the city under another
grant for the master recreational boating plan, should
have completed a feasibility study for the field.
However, such a study was not part of the con-
tract with Scheda, which focuses on environmental
Phillips, after the meeting, said she had expected
the next step for the city to be the issuance of a request
for proposals to establish and operate the mooring
The RFP, she said, would have solicited budget-
ary details, including considerations of whether the
city should employ a harbor master or contract with
a company to manage the mooring field.
At the conclusion of the May 18 meeting, com-
missioners agreed that the mooring field committee
should reconvene, elect a chairman and submit a
report on the revenue and expenses projected for the
mooring field.
"I'd like it ASAP," Robertson said.
The commission reaffirmed its interest in resur-
recting the mooring field at its meeting May 20.



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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 5 5

Pine Avenue parking solution stalls

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A proposal for parallel parking on Anna Maria's
Pine Avenue was headed back to the drawing board
following the joint city commission-planning and
zoning board work session May 20.
The plan, first introduced by Commission Chair
John Quam at a joint session earlier in May, calls for
parallel parking on many areas of Pine Avenue as
a solution to the current issue some commissioners
have with backing across a sidewalk onto the street.
The plan also accommodates new retail-office-resi-
dential projects that don't have sufficient footage to
place all parking on site.
Quam presented four options to the joint session
for future parking, including no sidewalks in certain
areas, moving sidewalks in other areas onto private
property, placing sidewalks between parallel parking
and the ROR complex and all parking on site.
Some of the options involve placing the parking
spaces in a portion of the right of way and would
require the property owner to agree.
Quam said he, city planner Alan Garrett and public
works director George McKay surveyed the length of
Pine Avenue and determined there could be 165 park-
ing spaces available under his plan, more than enough
to accommodate businesses and residents.
Of the 165 spaces, 69 are on side streets and 96
are on Pine Avenue, Quam said.
"You would never have to back out across a side-
walk, although you might back out into the street"
under this plan, Garrett said.
But several commissioners and P&Z board mem-
bers had difficulty envisioning parallel parking on
Pine Avenue and its side streets.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said the plan is a
significant change from what we talked about before.
I wasn't able to keep up" with Quam's description.
"I'm not understanding this clearly," Woodland

Architect Gene Aubry points to an area on his illus-
tration that he says is "ready to go "for his parking
plan the Green Village development upcoming
on Pine Avenue. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

said, suggesting he needed visuals to help clarify the
"You guys have been talking about it and under-
stand it," he said to Quam, "but I don't think we
Commissioner Chuck Webb and P&Z board
member Bob Barlow agreed.
"I can't get my arms around it. I need to see visu-
als," Webb said. "A chart would be great. Right now,
we're not making any progress" toward a solution,
he concluded.
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus maintained his

position that all parking should be on site in the
Quam appeared frustrated at the lack of move-
ment on solving the parking issue on Pine Avenue.
The parking problem in Anna Maria has been around
for years and it's frustrating to keep talking about it
with no agreement in sight, he said.
"I don't want to continue meeting after meeting.
There's got to be a simple solution. I am not going to
drag this out. We need to move on and get some prog-
ress. I'm not in favor of more study," Quam said.
Architect Gene Aubry volunteered to work with
Quam and Garrett on some drawings that would
show where parallel parking spaces would be located,
where sidewalks would be placed and, in some cases,
where a developer/property owner might have to
locate a public sidewalk on private property.
Quam said he would ask Dan Burden of the
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, if he
could make a brief presentation at the next session.
According to his resume, Burden has spent 30 years
advising communities on how to accommodate bicy-
clists and pedestrians.
In a May 20 letter to Aubry, Burden outlined
some of the benefits following a review of Aubry's
illustration. "The area will become greener," he
wrote, "more aesthetically pleasing, more walkable,
bicycle friendly and livable."
He said the design will assist in calming traf-
fic and "should generate ... a sense of place and
Burden said that based on other similar projects,
it should add overall value and livability.
The transition from private parking to public
parking requires a "paradigm shift," he wrote, "but
many communities have found the benefits to be sig-
The joint session agreed to meet again at 6 p.m.
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Pause to remember
This Memorial Day, May 31, our nation pauses
to honor those who died during America's wars,
both here and overseas. We also honor any veteran
no longer with us who served in the armed forces of
our country.
Islander reporter Rick Catlin readily admits
it's hard for him to write his views about Memorial
Day. But that's only because his own father repre-
sents for him all that the holiday is meant to honor.
In Rick's words:
My dad is my hero.
Virgil G. Catlin was one of those ordinary people
of the "Greatest Generation." Like many WWII vet-
erans, my dad talked very little about what he did in
the war.
After the war, he stayed in the U.S. Army, retiring
in 1964 as a lieutenant colonel of the field artillery.
One day when I was about 10 and my dad was
stationed at Hanau, Germany, we visited the Bastogne
Memorial Cemetery in Belgium. From that visit, I
figured he was in the Battle of the Bulge.
The Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 was
Hitler's last, desperate gamble to split the Allies and
win the war, or at least a negotiated peace. He sent
1.5 million men against the 106th Infantry Division
- about 250,000 troops near Bastogne.
Some 40 years later, I found an old cardboard box
in my parents' house that contained a Bronze Star for
Capt. Virgil G. Catlin, U.S. Army, 285th Field Artil-
lery, for gallantry in action at Bastogne. It contained
a citation from a general named Eisenhower later
our country's president.
Even faced with evidence that he must have done
something extraordinary to deserve the award, my
dad just didn't want to talk about it.
"It was a long time ago in another life," he

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My dad's story is not unlike countless others I've
been privileged to hear as the writer for "The Greatest
Generation" columns in The Islander.
Virgil Catlin came from a poor Michigan farming
family just outside of Lansing and grew up during
the Great Depression. He worked his way through
Michigan State University (then known as Michigan
A&M), as a grocery-store clerk for the princely sum
of 30 cents an hour.
He got $20 a month from the U.S. Army as a
member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps. In
those days, $20 a month went a long way, my dad
used to say.
When he graduated in 1941, he was commis-
sioned a second lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserve, and
went on active duty because, he said, L\ c ybody
knew a war was coming." Besides, he needed a better
paying job than the grocery store after he married my
mom in the summer of 1941.
By December 1944, he was an artillery battery
commander with a battalion of the 285th Field Artil-
lery Regiment at Bastogne when the city was sur-
rounded by the Germans and ordered to surrender.
My dad would never talk about the war, and
books on the subject of Bastogne that I've read can
never convey to the uninitiated like me the realism,
fear or horror that he must have felt in combat.
All I know from what I've read is that those
who fought at Bastogne lived a miserable existence
for a month, sleeping in frozen foxholes in sub-zero
weather with little food or ammunition and outnum-
bered five to one by German soldiers.
I can only guess my dad came close to death
on numerous occasions during the war. Certainly he
must have seen a lot of his comrades and men under
his command lose their lives in action.
The only mention of the 285th Field Artillery
Regiment I've found was in the book "A Blood-
Dimmed Tide" about the Battle of the Bulge. It was
a brief paragraph that noted some batteries of the
285th, when surrounded by German tanks and troops
of the 1 th S.S. Panzer Division, lowered their guns
to zero elevation to fire bee hive rounds (shells filled
with slivers of steel that acted as arrows to halt the
enemy) directly at the advancing enemy. The tactic
must have worked, because those batteries were not
captured and the Germans retreated.
That was a good thing, because the Waffen S.S.
(armed SchutzStaffel loyal only to Hitler) were dedi-
cated Nazi troops and took few prisoners.
After the war, my dad stayed in the service, and
he and mom had four children. We lived on Army
posts in Germany, Japan, the Panama Canal, Ohio,
Michigan and Arkansas.
My dad retired from the Army in 1962 and took a
job with the state of Florida. Taps was played for him
in 1995, and he and mom are now interred together


Parents of reporter Rick Catlin U.S. Army 2nd
Lt. Virgil Catlin and wife Docia in 1942 prior to
his deployment to Iceland.

at Arlington National Cemetery.
To this day, I do not know what my dad did at
Bastogne. He never even told my mom, and it was
apparent to us he wanted to forget, just like many of
the veterans I have interviewed.
My dad was an ordinary man who maybe did
extraordinary things as a member of the "Greatest
My dad would never have called himself a "hero"
and none of the veterans I've talked to since starting
the columns would ever call themselves heroes.
But to borrow a phrase from the Stephen Ambrose
book "Band of Brothers," they would probably all
say, "I'm not a hero, but I served with a bunch of
My dad may not have considered himself a hero,
but he was my hero.
Make someone a veteran your personal
hero this May 31. My dad is my Memorial Day.

1A ilRE _

Thank you
The winter took a toll on the Anna Maria Island
Butterfly Park. The garden is like a wind tunnel and
the cold and wind were hard, not only on the plants,
but, also the irrigation system.
Before new plants could be installed the irriga-
tion problem had to be solved. What the garden really
needed was electricity.
To the rescue came Ed Gocher and Miller Elec-
tric. He worked with the city of Holmes Beach and
donated his time and supplies to make sure that the
garden had electricity.
The North American Butterfly Association and
the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park thank Gocher
and Miller Electric for jumping in to help us get the
garden started again and for caring about the com-
munity they serve.
Nancy Ambrose, Holmes Beach

Changing with the times
I do not oppose or support either party as propri-
etors of the concession at Manatee Public Beach. The
current operators have offered acceptable beach fare
in a nice, albeit ordinary atmosphere. That in the end
may have been their un-doing. Failure to recognize
how times change and adjusting aggressively is the
primary undoing of most businesses, large or small.
Tradition and longevity do not feed a bottom line.
The current and largest demographic in the
nation is a group of people roughly 25 to 40 years
old. They are fairly well off, well traveled and have
been brought up in a culture of sushi, organic content
and health and wellness.
I admit being partial to Depression-era custom
of getting a lot for a little. And I rather like the beach
atmosphere and senior citizens dancing at 2 p.m. as

pictured in The Islander. But none of this appeals to
the largest number of our visitors.
People assess a business in 20 seconds. Storefront
restaurants with worn carpeting and dingy windows
will go under no matter how good the food.
Remember folks, you only have one chance to
make a first impression.
Robert and Brenda O'Brien, Highland, Mich.

A selfish agenda
Anna Maria is a beautiful island that we all enjoy
-both residents and visitors. In fact, many Island resi-
dents moved here after being tourists to this area.
There is a current group of residents, led by Com-
missioner Harry Stoltzfus, who believe owning property
in Anna Maria gives them the right to keep out those
deemed unfit. If anyone thinks this is not the motivation
behind Stoltzfus recommending a toll booth for Anna
Maria, then they haven't been paying attention.
Stoltzfus told us all that he was simply concerned
with pedestrian safety on Pine Avenue. We've now
found out that was a cover for his vendetta.
Once the new pier is built at the Manatee Public
Beach, though, why would visitors even bother to
go to Anna Maria? They'll just spend their time and
money in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Sure the character of the island has changed over
time, that happens everywhere.
There are no hidden treasures anymore. Just
because we found it first, doesn't give any one the
right to "own" it. Let's remember how we ended
up here in the first place beautiful scenery and
friendly people. Stop letting shady, selfish elements
divide a wonderful community.
Rob Flowers, Bradenton

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In the May. 24, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Rod & Reel Pier owner Mario Schoenfelder
submitted the only bid that met all requirements of
the city commission to lease the vacant Historic Anna
Maria City Pier. Other bids from Rotten Ralph's and
Gulf Drive Cafe didn't include the required advance
lease payments. The pier restaurant closed in October
1999 when owners of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar that
operated at the pier declined to renew the lease and
moved the restaurant to the mainland.
Owners of Island Inc. filed a lawsuit against Bra-
denton Beach after new building official Roger Titus
refused to issue a building permit for construction of
two Gulffront duplexes in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive
North. Titus claimed former building official Bill Sand-
ers erred when he approved the projects. He claimed the
land falls in an area designated as a preservation zone
in the city's 1989 comprehensive plan.
Wendy and George Kokolis submitted a design
for a new restaurant in Bradenton Beach that would
occupy 800 Gulf Drive, site of the former Trader
Jack's Restaurant. The proposal was for a 153-seat
elevated restaurant on the second floor with a bar and
open-air terrace on the third floor.

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that the tar balls were not from the Deepwater Hori-
zon spill and the source remained unknown. The
Florida Department of Environmental Protection said
last year it received 681 reports of tar balls on Florida
beaches, including 72 reports from Key West.
But scientists with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration did determine that some
oil in light to very light sheens had entered the
powerful, warm Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico
and could be carried through the Florida Strait into
the Gulf Stream and then north to the east coast.
Thousands of people about 24,000 as of May
21 from BP, government agencies, universities,
labs, wildlife organizations and volunteer groups
already are working on the Deepwater Horizon disas-
ter response at sea, as well as on the shore in Missis-
sippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida.
Direct responders were working to stop the leak,
skim the oil, spray dispersants, forecast the spill's
path, rescue wildlife and place boom. An estimated
224,800 feet of boom had been placed in Florida -
none locally as of May 21.
Tourism industry professionals also have
responded to the spill. Florida, with BP funding, was
planning a national ad campaign.
Also, daily dispatches from Sunshine State con-
vention and visitors bureaus promoted unpolluted
beaches and clean water.
In e-mail updates last week, the Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau encouraged local
businesses to tell concerned callers:
There is no local impact from the oil spill.
The beaches are open.
There is no imminent danger.
The messaging, however, could not save Memo-
rial Day weekend for deep-sea fishers registered for
a tournament at Galati Marine in Anna Maria. The
major tournament was postponed due to concerns

Fishing tourney postponed
The Old Salt Fishing tournament scheduled
at Galati Marine in Anna Maria Memorial Day
weekend (May 26-May 30) was postponed due
to the presence of the Louisiana oil spill near the
outer fishing grounds.
Chris Galati, who helped organize the tour-
nament in conjunction with Old Salt, said he was
looking to postpone the tournament to a later
date, after the spill gets cleaned up.
While the spill is not expected to move close
to Anna Maria waters, it would have been just
a few miles from the major fishing area for the
anglers, Galati said.
Galati expected about 130 boats and more
than 1,000 spectators for the tournament.
Anna Maria officials had issued a special
event permit for the tournament, and off-duty
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies from
the MCSO substation in Anna Maria were set to
provide security and traffic control.

about fishing opportunities in the Gulf. Florida's fish-
ing grounds remained open, but NOAA, as of May
21, had extended the boundaries of its closed fishing
area to 45,700 square miles, primarily in deep water
used by pelagic longline fisheries that target highly
migratory species such as tuna and swordfish.
Additionally, several Island accommodation busi-
nesses reported vacationers canceling their reserva-
tions for June and July, while Island retailers and res-
taurant owners worried about the summer season.
BP executives have pledged to reimburse "legiti-
mate" claims for business lost due to the oil spill. The
company has set up eight claims offices in Florida, as
well as activated a claims hotline, 800-440-0858.
The BCAVB has encouraged local businesses to
keep records of cancellations or other lost business
for future claims.
Gov. Charlie Crist also announced that the U.S.
Small Business Administration approved disaster
loans for Gulf coast businesses impacted by the

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Florida officials warned last week that rogue
efforts to help protect the coastline from oil that has
spilled from a distant Gulf of Mexico well might
cause environmental harm.
"We have received numerous requests for per-
mission to take proactive measures to protect Flor-
ida's shoreline since the Deepwater Horizon crude
oil release began in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20,"
DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole said last week.
However, Sole said, some solutions could
do more harm than good. If the plume does reach
Florida's Gulf coast, it would largely be sheen and
weathered petroleum in the form of tar balls or float-
ing mats. The use of barriers such as hay bales or
sand bags could interfere with cleaning up weathered
petroleum, he said.
Additionally, according to the DEP, oil is a haz-
ardous material and should be handled by highly
trained professionals, not volunteers.
The state has recruited volunteers to watch for

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Roger Danziger
and son Mat-
thew demon-
strate against
offshore drill-
Sing May 22 in
Holmes Beach.
Matthew orga-
c. nized the small
protest, which
S i he hoped would
send people to
his Save Our
Beaches page on

Manatee County businesses would be eligible
because the county was included in the governor's
emergency disaster declaration issued two weeks ago.
"These businesses will have access to low-inter-
est loan programs to begin the recovery process and
assist them through this rough period," Crist said.
Crist also has called for a special legislative ses-
sion this summer to consider a constitutional amend-
ment against drilling of Florida's coastline.
Such an amendment was endorsed by some anti-
drilling demonstrators who gathered along Manatee
Avenue at the Kingfish Boat Ramp May 22.
Matthew Danziger, a student at Manatee High
School, organized the small protest, which he hoped
would send people to his Save Our Beaches page on
Matthew said BP and the government were not
doing enough to stop the leak in the well and protect
the environment.

oil and help with beach cleanup.
Coast Watchers, who check in at www.volunteer-
floridadisaster.org, are monitoring for oiled wildlife,
vegetation and beaches, as well as taking note of air
Coast Watchers are looking for:
Tar balls, globs of weathered oil that vary in size
and that may be mostly oil or highly emulsified.
Tar patches, which can vary in color and con-
sistency, as well as size from 10s of centimeters
to 10s of meters.
Oil sheen, which is a thin layer of oil floating
on the water surface. In the Deepwater incident, the
thinnest sheens have been almost transparent and the
thickest, dull brown.
Meanwhile, beach cleanup volunteers are mobi-
lizing to remove litter and debris from the shoreline,
which would diminish the amount of contaminated
material if oil washes ashore.
Other volunteers, especially in the wildlife rescue
field, have completed special training for the Deep-
water Horizon response.
Coordinators with Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, for example, recently completed an online
course that was required for them to work on an oiled
Gail Straight of Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach,
meanwhile, is on standby to respond to wildlife

Commercial fishers to
meet in Cortez
Local commercial fishers and charter boat
captains will meet with attorneys at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 27, at the 1912 Cortez School-
house/Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th
St. W., Cortez.
The Miami-based law group represents
commercial fishers and charter captains
impacted by the Gulf oil spill originating from
a leaking well off the coast of Louisiana.
For more information, call 941-704-

State cautions against unapproved

plans to protect coast

THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 E 9

Island candidates to qualify in June, July

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach residents
planning to run for municipal office must qualify the
week of June 14-18.
The qualifying date for office-seekers in Anna
Maria has yet to be confirmed for the Nov. 2 general
election, but is expected to be at the end of July.
Meanwhile, a number of candidates for local,
state and federal office already are raising money
and courting votes in the 2010 mid-term elections.
Already the first filing deadline in the 2010 cycle
has passed. The deadline, noon April 30, was for fed-
eral and judicial offices, as well as for state attorney
and public defender posts.
The next filing deadline noon June 18 is for
candidates seeking statewide, state legislative, county
and special district office.
June 18 also is the last day that Islanders can
qualify to run for non-partisan offices in Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach has two commission seats up
for election those now held by Bob Bartelt and
Bob Connors.
In Holmes Beach, the mayoral post held by Rich
Bohnenberger is up for election, as are commission seats
held by John Monetti and Sandy Haas-Martens.
In Anna Maria, the mayoral post currently held

by Fran Barford and city commission seats held by Jo
Ann Mattick and Chuck Webb are up for election.

In the county
At the county level, the at-large seat now held by
Carol Whitmore, a Republican from Holmes Beach,
is up for election, as are the seats in District 2 held
by Democrat Gwen Brown and in District 4 held by
Republican Ron Getman.
Brown is an active candidate. Also running in Dis-
trict 2 is Democrat Michael Gallen. If both qualify for
the partisan post, there will be a primary Aug. 24.
Getman has announced he will not seek re-election
in District 4. Active candidates for his seat are Democrat
Roger C. Galle and Republicans Timothy Norwood,
Norm Luppino and Robin DiSabitino.
Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach mayor, is
an active candidate for re-election. One other candi-
date has announced for the at-large seat Democrat
Sundae Lynn Knight.
A fundraiser for Whitmore's re-election campaign
will take place at 5 p.m. June 14 at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Three at-large school board member seats are
up for election. They are seats now held by Barbara
Harvey, Jane Pfeilsticker and Walter Miller. Harvey
faces a challenge by David Bailey. Pfeilsticker faces
two potential opponents Julie Aranibar and Albert

Yusko. Currently, the only active candidate in Mill-
er's district is Karen Carpenter.
Three seats that carry four-year terms on the West
Manatee Fire Rescue District Board of Commission-
ers are up for election posts now held by Mike
Mulyck, John Rigney and Larry Tyler Jr.

State and federal
At the statewide level, voters will elect a gov-
ernor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, chief
financial officer and agriculture commissioner.
In local legislative races, a new representative
will be elected from District 67 because Republican
Bill Galvano has reached his limit on terms in the
House. Candidates include Republicans Jeremiah
Guccione, Robert McCann, Marie Nisco and Greg
Steube, Democrat Z.J. Hafeez and Independent John
Voters will decide whether to retain judges at the
district appeals court and state supreme court levels,
as well as decide a number of circuit court posts.
At the federal level, the frontrunners for U.S.
Senate are Democrat Kendrick Meeks and Indepen-
dent Charlie Crist and Republican Marco Rubio.
The 13th District congressional seat held by
Republican Vern Buchanan is up for election. Demo-
crats James T. Golden and Rick Eaton have qualified,
as have Buchanan and Don Baldauf.

Anna Maria Historic Green Village
A Public Meeting about plans for the re-development of 501 to 507 Pine Avenue
will be held at The Anna Maria Community Center on 407 Magnolia,
on Wednesday 26th May at 6pm
All are welcome refreshments will be available
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Back Alley hosts
Mote benefit

Anna Maria Island Historical Society director
Betty Yanger presents Thea Kelley with a silver
serving tray for her years of service as AMIHS
board president. New officers were elected during
the May 19 membership meeting: president
Melissa Williams, vice president Susan Ander-
son, treasurer George McKay and secretary Pat
Copeland. Kelley, who served for six years as
president, will serve as a board member.

Crosspointe hosts beach party
The student ministry of Crosspointe Fellowship
will host a multi-day youth celebration.
The events for middle school students include a
youth luau at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 30, on the beach
south of the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach,
beach gatherings at noon Monday, May 31, and at
6 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, and a pizza dinner at Cros-
spointe, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 2.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-

Kiwanis to meet
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
Saturday at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The club's meeting schedule May 29 includes: a
talk with Rose Quin Bare of the Manatee Operation
Military Troop Support.

Summer discussion
forums planned
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, will host a series of discussions the
Einstein Circle Discussion Group this summer.
Forums will take place at 11 a.m. June 23, July
28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 22.
Attendance is free, but reservations are
For more information, call 941-359-4296.

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Rotary to hold Food.
Raiser at Publix
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
a Food-Raiser from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May
29, at the Publix super market in Holmes Beach.
The club will donate collected non-perishables
to the Manatee County Food Bank and the pantry
at Roser Memorial Community Church supported
by All Island Denominations, the coalition of Anna
Maria Island churches.
Members of Island Brownie troops will assist in
the food drive.
For more information, call 941-778-1880.

New arrival
Janae and Scott Rudacille of Holmes Beach with
their son, Cale, who was born at 2:47p.m. April 29
at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Cale weighed
8 pounds and 10 ounces at birth. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Gigi O'Dea

Graduating glory
Thea Kelley, left, in
one of her last duties
as president of the
Anna Maria Island
Historical Society
board, congratu-
lates AMIHS'2010
scholarship winners
- Paige Carper and
Daniel Landesberg
of Holmes Beach and
Watson Dimanche of
Bradenton Beach. The
awards were pre-
sented at the museum
complex in Anna
Maria May 19 during
AMIHS' annual
membership meeting.
Islander Photos: Lisa

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Holmes Beach retailer Sara Gafvert's work will
be exhibited June 4-28 at the Manatee County Cul-
tural Alliance, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton.
A reception for the artist will take place in the
Village of the Arts venue from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June
Gafvert was born in Ohio, where she studied
art at Ohio and Wright State universities.

Players, Center partner
on acting camp
The Island Players and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center will co-present a drama camp for
Sessions will take place from June 14-25 and
from Aug. 2-13.
Auditions for each performance of drama camp
will take place at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
For more information, including registration and
cost details, call the Center's April Jonatske at 941-

Island blood drive June 5-6
The 10th annual Island Blood Drive, which will
take place June 5-6 at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The drive results in the collection of blood for
Florida Blood Services.
Also, the blood drive will raise money for local
nonprofits Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Anna Maria Island Privateers, Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club, West Manatee Fire Rescue Association
and Wildlife Inc.
The dollars are generated by an anonymous founda-
tion, which each year pledges $100 to charity for each
"good" unit of blood contributed. The blood donors get
to chose which charity their contribution assists or share
the funding among the the five charities.

For more than 20 years, Gafvert has partici-
pated in juried fine art and craft shows in Ohio,
Delaware and Florida.
She also sells her work which she describes
as "American batik" at her store, The Color of
Coconut, in Holmes Beach. Gafvert has adapted
her own methods of applying wax and dies to tra-
ditional Javanese Batik methods.

Center to host massage,
Facebook courses
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will hold a course in
massage basics.
Classes will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. beginning
June 7.
The Center also will hold a class on how to use
Facebook to grow a business. The session will take
place at 9 a.m. Friday, June 11.
For more information, including prices and res-
ervations, call the Center at 941-778-1908.

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VanOstenbridge receives award
The Roser Memorial Community Church honors
John VanOstenbridge with its first Exceptional
Volunteer Service Award, presented May 17 by
the Rev. Gary Batey.

Summer break
The Bridge Street
Market took place
May 15, with sales
of produce, arts
and crafts, cloth-
ing and other
items. The market,
sponsored by the
Historic Bridge
Street Merchants
Association of
Bradenton Beach,
is now on summer
break. Islander
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12 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

Turtle troops celebrate: First nest found

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Jeannie Deam had no doubt when she came
across the tracks tractor like, going east and
then west on the beach to form a "V."
On May 23 on the beach near Willow Avenue in
Anna Maria, Deam found the first loggerhead turtle
nest of the 2010 season on Anna Maria Island.
There had been false crawls the days before,
the first of the season reported May 21, near 73rd
Street in Holmes Beach.
Deam, a walker for Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch in Section 3, has been a volunteer for sev-
eral years.
"It's beautiful out here," she said of the morn-
ings on the beach. "And you feel like you are
doing something good for the community and the
Last year, Deam walked several days a week
for AMITW.
"I had lots of nests last year," she said. "So I
said I had my 'lucky red flags.'"
On May 23, the lucky red flags were planted
next to a wide circle in the sand, where earlier
a female loggerhead had stopped to deposit her
While Deam and AMITW section coordinator
Debbie Basilius did not doubt the existence of the
nest, the eggs which are about the size and color
of an old pingpong ball could not be located.
AMITW coordinators, under their permits with the
state and one step in the data-collecting process,
dig into the sand at a nest to confirm the presence
of eggs.
Basilius, AMITW executive director Suzi Fox
and section coordinator Pete Gross dug for more
than 40 minutes before agreeing that the logger-
head had done her nesting job well.
"The camouflaged area was a big rectangle,"
Basilius said.
"Her last thing she does is to hide these eggs,"
Fox said. "That's her last bit of motherhood."
After creating a nest, a female loggerhead
returns to the Gulf. The hatchlings emerge from a
nest about 60 days later sometimes more than
100 hatchlings from a single nest and make their
first crawl to the water.


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the 2010 season. The first nest was found near
Willow Avenue in Anna Maria May 23 by Jeannie
Deam, pictured at right, holding the stake that will
mark the nest with a warning for possible vandals.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
After about an hour, AMITW volunteers marked
off the crawl that led Deam to identify the nest so that
other walkers could visit the site.
They also marked off the nest with red ribbon
and yellow stakes. One of the stakes contained
Deam's first name and an easy-to-decipher code
- 3/1, 5/23, 7/17 the first nest in Section 3,
found May 23, expected to hatch July 17.
The stake also contained an "NV," because the
eggs were not verified.
So, the third week of nesting season closed
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nest May 23, but AMITW volunteers were still
eager to see their first egg of the season.
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Number of false crawls: 3
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 13

Audubon scopes out Memorial Day
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The high season has ended, but there has been a
noticeable jump in the beach population in the past
Visiting birds are plentiful on the Gulf of Mexico
beach just north of the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna
Bird-watchers this month spotted black skim-
mers, least terns, American oystercatchers, red
knots and black-bellied and snowy plovers, as well
as many Island regulars, especially brown pelicans,
herons, egrets and laughing gulls.
Some of the shorebirds are nesting, and volun-
teers with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, which
has a shorebird protection program, already have
identified some snowy plover chicks. They also
this week are awaiting the arrival of least tern -,.I 1... . I,,I,,.. 1 /. I..,. 1/1.i/,. .>I,-
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AMITW volunteers are monitoring the site on a _A//.ii i. .. ~1 .. s .1 .../ i 1 ,// .,1. i ... III., a'
regular basis, while, over Memorial Day weekend, ..I-.. -.. /i I..i.. ..'tr I'. .i1.id, i.. -
volunteers withtheManateeCountyAudubon Soci- u .I.l.. ..., I....i-., I. .1 Ih.|.. I. ."
ety will be near the nesting site to help beachgoers I ,..
identify the birds and see the chicks. ---
"What we are going to do is be out at the area On the beach
... with people there in two-hour, maybe three-hour b
shifts," said Audubon board member and shorebird w ith the bi s
program coordinator Dee Hanny. "We'll be there with ith the birds
a scope set up on a nest so that people can look with- 1 I, ,i lI .\ udu l 1n h.I I l, ,i 1 ll I-h 11, \VdIll-
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14 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

DCA consults Anna Maria, petitioners on density issue

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Officials with the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs were scheduled to hold a telephone
conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, with Anna
Maria city attorney Jim Dye and attorneys represent-
ing Robert and Nicky Hunt, who filed their complaint
against the city Feb. 11.
The Hunt complaint alleges the city incorrectly
calculated density in the retail-office-residential
district and these resulting calculations violate the
comprehensive plan and land-development regula-
tions. The Hunts asked the DCA to require the city
to amend its comprehensive plan.
Dye has responded to a list of questions from the
DCA regarding the issue, particularly how and why
the city computes density on a gross-acreage basis in
the ROR, rather than on a per-acre basis.
In that response, Dye argued that there are many
small-size lots of 52 feet by 104 feet in the ROR and
throughout the city. Computing density on a per-acre
basis would make the lots unbuildable and would
potentially be a "taking" from the owners. It was not
the city's intention to make those lots unbuildable
when it established density at six units per acre.
Hunt attorney Jeremy Anderson has argued that
the comp-plan language is clear in requiring six units
per acre, but Dye maintains that the smaller lots were
The complaint was filed prior to the submittal
of several ROR-district site plans from Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC, which are in various stages of
review by the city. The city has since reviewed PAR's
plans using the gross-acreage method and found they
were compatible with the comprehensive plan.
DCA official Marlene Stern said she did not
expect the agency to make an immediate decision fol-
lowing the May 25 teleconference. Stern also noted
that a DCA ruling can be appealed to an administra-
tive law judge.
In December 2009, four of the five city commis-
sioners agreed with Dye on density, and declined to
act on an Anderson letter demanding the city change
its comp plan. But Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus did

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Barford wrongfully asked an attorney represent-
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DCA with "information on behalf of the city."
Barford denies Anderson's claim.
For more on the spat, go to www.islander.

BB committee explores parking options

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Community Redevelop-
ment Agency committee wants the city clerk to go
shop around for financial deals.
The CRA, which consists of the city commis-
sion, the mayor and Bradenton Beach businessman
Ed Chiles, voted May 18 to have city clerk Nora
Idso collect information about financing options for
the possible purchase of property for parking in the
downtown district.
The CRA members said they wanted Idso to
browse for financing opportunities before they
browse for property.
"We have set forth priorities that include the
possible acquisition of property for parking," said
Chiles. "Anticipating that could happen, we could
go out now and see what kind of financing might
be available.... I would like to see what is avail-
Idso asked the CRA for a ballpark expense figure
to use to collect financing information.
Chiles suggested $1 million, and the other CRA
members agreed.
In other business May 18, the CRA:


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not find Dye's opinion persuasive.
Stoltzfus publicly agreed with the Hunts' posi-
tion and provided support to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs for the Hunts in a March 10
e-mail entitled "Foundation for lawsuit.doc." His
e-mail outlined his reasons and made a claim that
the city was "flouting" its comp plan and land-devel-
opment regulations.
Stoltzfus wrote Stern that he was not writing as
a commissioner, but as a private citizen.
Stoltzfus' e-mail to Stern also asked her to address
several "issues" that he believed were important to
the complaint against the city.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 15

Historic village developers seek public input

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Before Lizzie Vann Thrasher and husband Mike
Thrasher present plans for city approval of their
proposed Anna Maria Historic Green Village retail-
office-residential project on Pine Avenue, they'd like
some input from the public.
The Thrashers, who own and operate the Anna
Maria General Store and several other properties in
the city, are holding a public forum on the Green Vil-
lage at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The project is on the lots the Thrashers own at
501, 503, 505 and 507 Pine Avenue, including the
building housing Beach Bums and a warehouse.
Drawings and plans will be provided for review
at the forum, when the Thrashers are inviting com-
ments on the proposed complex. The plans call for
three historic Anna Maria homes on the property.
The old homes will be refurbished on the prop-
erty, Vann Thrasher said. One house is the old "Sears
House" at 308 Pine Ave., which will be relocated to
the Green Village.
Another historic home that will be preserved
is the Rosedale Cottage in the 500 block of Pine
Vann Thrasher said, according to her research
the Rosedale family lived in the house for 58 years.

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known as the RCARD.
The RCARD will be available to transit riders
for $60 a month beginning in June. The card allows
unlimited travel on Manatee County Area Transit and
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Transit riders can still purchase single-county
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j3Jl Wil stands in front of the
i ,house at 308 Pine
-"' -I Ave., Anna Maria,
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.. -Mike Thrasher plan
S:' to perserve and move
to 503 Pine Ave. as
part of their proposed
project. Islander
SPhoto: Rick Catlin


The house will be renovated as part of the historic plants and trees.
village. "We're particularly keen to hear the views of the
Plans call for a small medical complex in one of public on creating a medical center for the north end
the buildings, while another would house a gallery of the Island" and what people think about generating
for local artists and, outside, a garden featuring native renewable nc ni ', Vann Thrasher said.

CoThe house will be ntroversy tops Anna Maria agenda
Controversy tops Anna Maria agenda

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents planning to attend the
May 27 city commission meeting likely should
arrive early to get a seat.
That's the meeting when the commission will
review the final site plan submitted by Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC for a retail-office-residential proj-
ect at 308 Pine Ave.
PAR's site plan will be the first the commis-
sion will review since commissioners took back
approval of most projects.
The site plan comes with a host of controver-
sial issues, including Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus'
claims regarding parking and density in the ROR.
Commissioners also will hold the first hearing
of an ordinance to amend the qualifying dates for
city office in even-numbered election years to a
10-day period in late July ending at noon on the

last Friday in July.
Qualifying this year for the Nov. 2 ballot would
be from July 19 to July 30.
This change would allow the city to piggy-back
onto the county's election process and would not
require additional expense. The Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections office estimated it would
cost the city about $5,000 to hold its own elec-
Faced with a lawsuit filed by Richard Friday
of Park Street against a proposed development on
the Walker property near the beach access on that
street, commissioners will consider a moratorium
on any new construction within the conservation
land-use area outlined in the comprehensive plan
and future land-use map.
The moratorium will allow the city time to
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Fourth-grade gardeners sample crop, fine dining
Host Susan Timmons, co-owner with husband Sean Murphy of the Beach
Bistro, quizzes Anna Maria fourth-graders' tastebuds as the kids sampled
various courses cooked by the restaurant using herbs and vegetables
grown in the gardening program at AME. The garden project and luncheon
is sponsored by the bistro. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

AME 2010-11 changes announced

As part of the Manatee County
school's districtwide budget cuts, Anna
Maria Elementary School will lose two
teacher aides for the 2010-11 school
"We are scrambling to figure out
how to cover these blank spots," said
AME principal Tom Levengood. Five
teacher aides have worked at AME
during the past year.
"Teachers will be gaining more
responsibilities for arrival and dis-
missal supervision with less aides,"
said Levengood.
While teacher aides are being cut,
two new full-time positions are being
added to AME.
Krissy Kerber, this year's part-
time music teacher, has been hired full

time. A full-time position for a physical
education teacher is now open. "We are
very excited that we get to hire some-
one and also bring one of our own to
full-time status," said Levengood. Stu-
dents attend PE once a week, but may
be scheduled for more class time. "We
are working on scheduling for next
year," said Levengood.
Kerber and Heather Nyberg will go
on maternity leave during the 2010-11
school year, with Nyberg taking several
weeks off at the beginning of the school
year and Kerber out during the fall. Both
teachers will return to work during the
year. "I'm sure that both would rather
stay home with their babies, but these
economic times don't permit that these
days," said Levengood.


AME volunteer puts heart into school

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AME parent Kay Kay Hardy joins kindergartners in the Anna Maria Elementary School
library with a few of the new items the library received as a result of the recent book fair.

It has been more than eight years since Anna Maria
Elementary parent Kay Kay Hardy first volunteered
with the annual book fair. Since that time, kids have
come and gone and the themes have changed, but one
thing remains the same: her love of helping out.
This year, Hardy worked with Judy Bower to
transform the AME library into a 1950s diner.
L\ cly year Kay Kay makes the book fair better
than any book store. She makes students excited
to read, and this was by far the best book fair ever
put together," said AME media specialist Lynn
Money raised from this year's event helped put
more than 400 books onto the bookshelves of the
library. Hardy also raised enough money to buy a
new listening center and decorations for the library.
But the giving doesn't end in the library audio-
tapes and books were provided to classroom libraries
through money from the book fair.
L\ cly year she donates hours and hours of time
and goes all out. The kids love it and they never feel
like they are in the library. She always helps transport
students to every year's theme," said McDonough.
Each year, the week before the book fair, Hardy

dresses in costume to help bring some excitement to
parents and students for the big day.
Over the years Hardy has transformed the library
into a beach, the Seven Wonders of the World and an
outdoor camping trip, to name a few. While Hardy
comes up with ways to make her themes stand out,
there is another reason teachers enjoy working with
"It is so much fun to work with. Kay Kay is very
positive and her excitement just rolls over and gets
everyone excited," said McDonough.
This year, Hardy's youngest son, Cooper, will grad-
uate from AME, and while she has indicated this year's
book fair is her last, teachers hope differently.
"Kay Kay will be terribly missed next year. I just
hope she will be drawn back into the book fair with
next year's theme," said McDonough. "Even if she
isn't, I want to thank her for her hours and hours of
dedication and love to books."

SBy Kimberly Kuizon


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 19

AME school calendar
May 25, Parent Teacher Organization dinner
hosted by D'Andrea's restaurant and fifth-grade
6 p.m. May 27, voices of Anna Maria perfor-
May 28, second-grade dance.
May 31, no school.
9 a.m. June 3, third- and fourth-grade awards
9 a.m. June 4, fifth-grade awards assembly.
June 4, early out 1:15.
June 8, fifth-grade luncheon at the BeachHouse
June 9, last day of classes.
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Wednesday, May 26
5 to 7p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business
Card Exchange hosted by The Bridge Street Merchants, 117 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
7p.m. The Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts
an annual membership meeting and scholarship awards reception. Infor-
mation: 941-778-3959.

Friday, May 28
6p.m. to 9p.m.- The BackAlley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach,
hosts a benefit for Mote Marine Laboratory/Gulf Coast Oil Spill Response.
Information: 941-778-1800.

Saturday, May 29
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts guest speaker
Rose Quin Bare of the Manatee Operation Military Troop Support at Cafe
on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Rotary Club of Anna Maria holds a Food-
Raiser at the Public super market in Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary garage sale
at the historic fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-720-0426.

Sunday, May 30
6 p.m. Luau for middle school students hosted by CrossPointe
Fellowship on the beach south of Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Monday, May 31
Noon Beach gathering for middle school students featuring music
and games hosted by CrossPointe Fellowship on the beach south of
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:

Tuesday, June 1
6 p.m. Beach gathering for middle school students featuring
music and games hosted by CrossPointe Fellowship on the beach south
of Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:

Wednesday, June 2
6p.m. Pizza dinner for middle school students at CrossPointe Fel-
lowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria
at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion

Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-0504.
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-
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.
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, May 29
4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. "Plunder Fest" benefit concert hosted by the

Betty Ramsey and Cody Wood enjoy a moment at
Jurassic Falls, Kauai, Hawaii, a beautiful spot where
some scenes from the movie "Jurassic Park" were
filmed. "We hauled The Islander with us all the way
from Anna Maria and forded six streams to get there.
And Bob Polli, of Kauai and formerly ofAnna Maria,
was our competent guide," said Ramsey.

Anna Maria Island Privateers at Ace's Lounge, 4393 Palma Sola Blvd.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-238-8974. Fee applies.

Coming Up:
June 3, Intergenerational Garden volunteer work meeting, Annie
Silver Community Center.
June 4-6, Cortez Yacht Club Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em fishing
June 5-6, 10th annual Island Blood Drive.

Save the Date:
June 14-18, Vacation Bible school at St. Bernard Catholic
June 26, Seafood Fest Biker Bash benefit for the Florida Maritime
Museum, Cortez Kitchen.
Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org.

Players announce meeting,

2010.11 season
The Island Players will hold its annual gen-
eral meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May, 26, at the
theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
At the meeting, the group will present $1,000
scholarships to Seth Smith of Anna Maria and
Kiley Arbo of Bradenton, who plan on studying
the arts after high school graduation.
The membership will host a coffee and cake
reception for scholarship recipients after the meet-
For meeting information, call Dolores Harrell
at 941-778-3959.
Island Players announced its schedule of per-
formances for 2010-11, which begins in Octo-
The lineup includes:
"Ladies of the Camellias" by Lillian Groag,
Oct. 7-17.
"Last Train to Nibroc" by Arlene Hutton,
Dec. 2-12.
Moonlight and Magnolias" by Ron
Hutchinson, Jan, 20-Feb. 6, 2011.
"Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire,
March 17-April 3, 2011.
"Lend Me a Tenor" by Ken Ludwig, May
Subscriptions cost $65 per person.
For more information, call 941-778-5755.

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By Rick Catlin

Unique business exchange
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce and the Historic Bridge Street Merchants
Association will host a business card exchange from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday May 26, on Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach, originating at The Fish Hole
putt-putt adventure golf course, 117 Bridge St.
The event theme is "Taste of Bradenton Beach"
and attendees will have a chance to sample the cui-
sine from the area's restaurants, including the Beach-
House, Sun House and Rotten Ralph's.
Complimentary cocktails will be provided, along
with free chair massages and a hole-in-one contest.
There will be several drawings for door prizes,
including restaurant and retail gift cards, local works
of art and a two-night stay at Tradewinds Resort.
The cost is $5 per person and reservations are
suggested, but not required. Members are invited to
bring guests to the exchange.
For more information call 941-778-1541.

Island business
goes Hollywood
The mother-daughter team of Janis and Leah
Loudermilk of Holmes Beach founded OrganiLuxe
in 2008 after Leah discovered her young daughter had
food allergies.
Their home-grown business makes organic items,
such as reusable, all-cloth lunch sets, insulated lunch
and snack bags and cloth napkins.

5344 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach

Taking their wares to Hollywood, Calif., the Lou-
dermilks and OrganiLuxe participated in the recent
Silver Spoon Celebrity Dog and Baby Buffet event,
which debuted the newest trends in items for babies,
pets and kids of all ages.
Among the celebrities stopping by the Orga-
niLuxe booth to get samples were Minnie Driver,
Mackenzie Phillips, Jodie Sweetin and Beverly
"Many of the guests were thrilled to have an
alternative to plastic baggies for snacks and sand-
wiches," said Janis. "Our cloth napkins and bags are
made from 100 percent organic cotton fabrics and are
machine washable."
Several guests picked up a second set of bags and
napkins to give to friends, she said. Also, the Organi-
Luxe organic tote bag was also popular at the event.
For more information on OrganiLuxe and its
certified organic items, visit the company website at
www.organiluxe.com, or call 941-504-1318.
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Whitney Bank. Islander
Photo: Toni Lyon

Business features art
Sara Gafvert of The Color of Coconut, 5352 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, will have her original Ameri-
can Batik clothing on sale at her store following a
one-month showing in June of the original fashions
at the Manatee County Cultural Alliance in Braden-
Sara said she developed her style "using nature
scenes on the clothing and that's what I've used for
the American Batik collection," she said.
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at the Color of Coconut.
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Proposed BB ordinance links tax to debts

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners are moving
forward with measures allowing for the revocation
of business tax receipts for unpaid stormwater and
sanitation bills.
Commissioners held first readings on the ordi-
nances May 20. Public hearings and final readings
are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at city
hall, 107 Gulf Drive.
City attorney Ricinda Perry presented the ordi-
nances during a commission meeting last week.
She described the approach to reign in unpaid
accounts as novel.
"The commission had asked for me to contact the
attorney general's office to see if we could revoke the
business tax receipt," Perry said. "We never got an
answer from the attorney general's office."
But, she continued, "we are moving forward with
using that as leverage.... Generally something is legal
until the court tells you it is illegal.... This is not
tested in the Florida courts."
Commissioners briefly discussed the proposed
ordinances before unanimously approving the first
readings and scheduling the final readings.
The commission, for the past year, has been
struggling with ways to collect more than $100,000
in overdue, unpaid stormwater and sanitation bills.
The proposed stormwater fee ordinance states,
"The city commission has determined that a signifi-
cant number of businesses avail themselves of the
utility service, which directly benefits their private
interest and customer base. The city commission also

recognizes the inordinate burden placed on its citi-
zenry and local businesses when a user of the utility
fails to pay their fee for the stormwater service."
The measure continues, providing for the revoca-
tion of the business tax receipt for failure to pay a bill,
as well as authorizes late fees and lien proceedings.
The sanitation measure is similar.
Both refer to failure to "timely pay" bills.
Businesses are required to purchase a business
tax receipt, formerly called a business license, to
operate in the city.
In other business, commissioners:
Approved payment of an invoice for $3,580
from Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow and Sta-
nell for audit services.
Approved a special event application for the
Anna Maria Island Privateers July 4 parade, which
runs from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to the
Historic Anna Maria City Pier.
The parade will begin at about 10 a.m.
Approved payment of an invoice for $6,031
from M.T. Causley for building department ser-
Approved payment of an invoice for $6,839
from city attorney Ricinda Perry.
Approved the police department's disposal of
17 hand-held radios, which were described as "out-
Approved a $1,937 repair to the city's 1999
electric car.
Authorized an application for the city to be cer-
tified under the Tree City USA program, which is
administered by the Arbor Day Foundation.

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
South Carolina authorities on May 5 arrested a
62-year-old Manatee County fugitive wanted on fed-
eral pornography charges.
Roy Stephan Hyatt, 62, was released from prison
in August 2003 after serving a sentence for sexually
molesting three children ages 12, 11 and 9 on
the beach in Bradenton Beach in 1996. Police reports
indicate that Hyatt knew the children and their par-
ents through church.
Hyatt, after his release from
prison, was required to register
as a sex offender. He did so with
a Bradenton address.
In December 2003, an FBI
task force using a file sharing
website allegedly traced the
Hyatt exchange of child pornography

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Backlash spilling from more than 100 absentee
ballots at the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heri-
tage's annual meeting earlier this month led to a
meeting May 24, after The Islander press deadline,
to discuss the election.
At the May 4 annual meeting, Kim McVey,
a FISH board member who works at Cortez Bait
& Seafood, was slated to be the new president.
She received 98 votes to incumbent Richard Cul-
breath's 65.
With 143 votes, the leading vote-getter was
Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino,
who was unopposed for the seat of vice president.
Sheila Mora (131 votes) retained her secre-
tarial position, Joe Kane (66) filled another secre-
tarial position. Jane von Hahmann (109) replaced
Karen Bell (58) as treasurer.
Bell, Culbreath, Kane and Richard Estabrook
retained board seats.
But Bell said she heard someone went to
Cortez Kitchen and signed up dozens of new FISH
members, who then voted for von Hahmann.

to Hyatt's Bradenton home, where authorities seized
a computer and collected evidence.
The FBI "most wanted" notice for Hyatt said,
"In December of 2003, a computer, numerous disks,
videotapes, and numerous reels of 8-mm film, were
discovered at Hyatt's residence in Bradenton, Fla.
The items found allegedly contained child pornog-
In 2004, a federal warrant was issued for Hyatt's
arrest, but he could not be located.
After years of searching for Hyatt, who was
rumored to have relocated to New York City or to
have fled to the Bahamas, authorities found him
working at a church.
On May 5, Hyatt was arrested in Columbia, S.C.,
on a tip from someone who saw a recent report on
the "America's Most Wanted" television show.
Authorities are preparing to seek extradition to
Manatee County.

"I think it's sleazy," Bell said.
Bell said last week she hoped the absentee bal-
lots would not count because of the sudden mem-
berships. She said those absentee ballots were the
reason she lost the office of treasurer.
Indeed, there was controversy at the May 4
meeting regarding an influx of absentee ballots, but,
in the end, the absentee ballots were counted.
In the FISH bylaws approved by membership
at a 2005 annual meeting, absentee ballots are
The bylaws state, "Signed and dated absentee
ballots will be accepted for any issue at any meet-
ing of the membership or board of directors."
Another section states, "All absentee ballots
must be presented to the president prior to the rel-
evant meeting being called to order."
McVey, meanwhile, is disappointed in the con-
"I think it's a sad thing going on," McVey said.
"I don't think there was anything done wrong. I
think this is shedding a bad light on FISH."
Barring changes, McVey will take over as
president June 1.

Altercation at resort

bound for trial
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A jury is scheduled to determine what happened
in a fracas at a Bradenton Beach resort late one Sat-
urday night in 2009.
A late June trial date is set for night security guard
William Marcus Bennett, 34, of Bradenton, who is
charged with aggravated battery in the incident at the
Tortuga Inn.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Bennett, according to court records, responded at
about midnight May 24, 2009, to a report from Tortuga
Inn management about some rowdy guests on the beach.
An argument ensued, resulting in a call to the Bradenton
Beach Police Department and more arguing.
In court documents, the prosecution alleges that
Bennett struck one of the Tortuga guests, Robert A.
Herce of Apollo Beach, with a pair of brass knuckles.
A police report states that Bennett had had trou-
ble with a group at the Tortuga Inn "over the last few
The report continues, stating that Herce said he
and his brother Mario and Ivana Hanzel of Apollo
Beach were walking off the beach when Bennett con-
fronted them.
The report states that Hanzel claimed she saw
"metal knuckles" on Bennett's right hand and that
Bennett hit Herce, cutting his right cheek.
The charge of aggravated battery with great
bodily harm/deadly weapon is classified as a second-
degree felony.
Bennett was arrested three months after the inci-
dent following a state attorney review of the BBPD
reports and interviews with witnesses.
The case is before Circuit Court Judge Gilbert
Smith Jr. and scheduled to go to trial for the period
beginning June 28. However, a docket sounding,
when the status of the case will be reviewed and pos-
sibly delayed, is scheduled for June 16.
The potential state witness list names Herce, his
brother, Hanzel, several BBPD officers and a repre-
sentative from Tortuga Inn.

Shrimp boat sale

results in suspension
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
In the movie "Forrest Gump," a shrimp boat
made the difference for Gump between a possible
career as a pingpong player and one overflowing with
shrimp and money.
In the Cortez fishing village, a "real" shrimp boat
donated by Kathe Fannon to the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage didn't lead to enormous profits.
It led to a suspension.
Cortez historic sites manager Roger Allen, a
county employee who also is a member of FISH,
sold the boat for $500 to benefit FISH.
The Manatee County Clerk of Courts recently
suspended Allen five working days, in part for selling
the boat without consulting FISH board members.
"FISH and Roger just need to make sure there's
communication with everyone on board," said clerk
of courts public information officer Christine Clyne.
"Roger made a poor decision, and he has to deal with
the discipline involved. Now it's done."
Karen Bell, FISH board member, office manager
of A.P Bell Fish. Co. and owner of Star Fish Co., said
the boat was worth about $2,000, and that the man
refused to sell the boat back to FISH.
"I think Roger has a lot of real good qualities,"
Bell said. "I'm sure he's a fine grant writer, because
the FISH board is faring well on its goals."
During his suspension, Allen, who works from
the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, was moved
to the clerk of courts office in downtown Bradenton
to write grants.
"It was an error in judgment," Clyne said. "And
he accepted responsibility for it."
The clerk of courts would not allow Allen to
comment on the matter.

Local fugitive arrested in South Carolina

FISH absentee ballots questioned

THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 23


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
March 15, 300 N. Bay Blvd., domestic battery
and battery on a law enforcement officer. A Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched
to Bayfront Park in reference to a subject who was
combative and verbally abusive to beach patrons.
The deputy saw the male subject consume alcohol
on the beach and noticed his girlfriend had two black
eyes and a scar over her eye. After the subject was
arrested, he spit in the deputy's face and called him
racist names.
Bradenton Beach
March 16, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, tres-
passing. The subject was arrested for trespassing at a
Circle K convenience store after having been given a
warning. During the arrest, the subject made several
threats. The subject tried kicking the officer while
cuffed. The subject also was charged with assaulting
a law enforcement officer.
March 16, 1500 block of Gulf Drive South, bur-
glary of a vehicle. While a vehicle was parked at


Douglas Arthur Barnes
Douglas Arthur Barnes, 46, of Bradenton Beach
and formerly of Key West, died May 19.
Private services are planned at a later date in New
Mr. Barnes is survived by parents Frederick and
Judith of Amagansett, N.Y.; sisters Jennifer Small of
Phoenixville, Pa., Debra Parks of Glen Mills, Pa.,
and Erin Johnston of Dallas; brothers Frederick Jr. of
Lansdale, Pa., and Matthew of Kremmling, Colo.

Robert R. Reppenhagen
Robert R. Reppenhagen, 83, of Anna Maria Island
and formerly of Grand Blanc, Mich., died May 18 at
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are by Swartz Funeral
Home, 1225 W. Hill Road, Flint, Mich.
Jared Lee Shuman
Jared Lee Shuman, 26, died May 15.
Mr. Shuman was a graduate of Bayshore High
School and Florida State University, where he
majored in creative writing. He enjoyed sports,
broadcasting, comedy, music and movies. He was
a loyal Seminole and a sports commentator on the
program "Tomahawk Talk" for WVFS, "The Voice

the beach, an unknown person smashed a vehicle
window and stole a wallet.
March 17, 1800 block of Gulf Drive S., traffic
arrest. A vehicle was stopped because the passengers
were not wearing seatbelts. It was later discovered
the driver is a habitual traffic offender with multiple
March 18,2500 block of Gulf Drive N., drug arrest.
An officer stopped subject for playing music too loud
in his vehicle and discovered the driver had marijuana
and illegal mushrooms in his center console.
Holmes Beach
March 17, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, larceny/
theft. An officer was dispatched to an apartment in
reference to a theft. The victim said someone stole
his mountain bike.
March 17, 7500 block of Gulf Drive, burglary
of a residence. An officer was setting up the school
crossing when he was told by a victim that a window
on his vehicle had been smashed. The victim later
said he was missing $500.
March 15, 7500 block of Gulf Drive, domestic
battery. An officer responded to a report of someone
injured at D.Coy Ducks Tavern. The woman said she
had been beaten up at home by her live-in boyfriend.

of FSU," in Tallahassee.
A memorial gathering was held May 21 at Palma
Sola Botanical Park. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes
& Crematory-26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made in Jared's
name to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation,
UTC-Found, 12902 Magnolia Ave., Tampa FL 33612.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownand-
Mr. Shuman is survived by parents Jody and
Louise; grandparents Chester and Ellen Bell of
Cortez; grandfather Herbert Shuman of Wauchula;
many uncles, aunts and cousins; dear friends John
Breuer, Kris and Andrea Gaffney and devoted best
buddy, Robbie Hamilton.
Jon E. Spencer
Jon E. Spencer, 60, Bradenton, died May 18.
Mr. Spencer was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Pomeroy,
Ohio. He was a graduate of Manatee High School. He


The woman refused a domestic violence package. The
officer went to the house, and the subject denied his
girlfriend's claims. The officer made arrangements for
the woman to go to a shelter and the subject was charged
with domestic violence and false imprisonment.

Boaters rescued near Cortez
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three boaters from
a sinking 27-foot Bayliner seven miles west of Big
Sarasota Pass at about noon May 17.
The U.S. Coast Guard in St. Petersburg received
a call at 11:45 a.m. reporting that a vessel with three
people aboard was taking on water and that the boat
was rapidly sinking.
A 25-foot rescue boat crew from the station in
Cortez launched to assist in the rescue.
Station Cortez crewmembers removed Paul
Nolan, Leo Kollman and Bill Carney from the sink-
ing Bayliner and transported them to Sea Tow.
Sea Tow salvaged the vessel.
No injuries were reported.
With National Safe Boating Week approaching,
the Coast Guard reminds all boaters that in the event
of a maritime emergency, the use of a float plan, VHF
radio, life jackets and an Emergency Position-Indi-
cating Radio Beacon are critical on the waterways.

served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a trustee
of Harvey Memorial Church, where he managed the
sound system. He enjoyed sailing, drawing, painting,
sports, music, politics and writing letters to the editor,
several of which were published.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Sunday, June 6, at Harvey Memorial Church, 300
Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. Memorial donations
may be made to Harvey Church, 300 Church Ave.,
Bradenton Beach FL 34217, or to Tidewell Hospice
& Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
Mr. Spencer is survived by sister Charlesana
Sloan of Lakeland and brother Jim of Bradenton.

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24 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

Basketball perfection pursued no more

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Two teams playing in the Anna Maria Island
Community Center basketball league lost games last
week after being featured as undefeated teams in last
week's Islander.
Call it the curse of The Islander, though it's maybe
not quite as feared as the famous Sports Illustrated
jinx. At any rate, on May 21 Beach to Bay Construc-
tion edged Walter & Associates 18-15 in Division II,
while Connie's Landscaping dropped an 11-4 decision
to Sandbar on May 17 in Division III.
Though dreams of undefeated seasons have
gone by the wayside, there's still a lot to play for
and roughly four regular-season games remain before
the playoffs start.
Beach to Bay Construction earned its first victory
of the season May 21 when it slipped past Walter &
Associates 18-15 behind a game-high 9 points from
Cameron Brauner. Michael Latimer added 5 points
for Beach to Bay, which also received 2 points from
Dayton Modderman and 1 point apiece from George
Lardas and Matt DeNigris-Menger.
Seth Walter and Moriah Goode led Walter &
Associates with 6 points each, while Jordan Cooley
with 2 points and 1 point from Zachariah Goode com-
pleted the scoring in the loss.
Division III second-place team Sandbar pulled a
little closer to division leading Connie's Landscaping
thanks to an 11-4 victory May 17. Josh Class scored
4 points to lead the Sandbar, which also received 2
points apiece from Brooke Capparelli, Connor Gsell
and Joe Rogers, while Leo Tilelli added 1 point to
complete the scoring.
Connie's Landscaping received 4 points from
Dylan Joseph in the loss.
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BUCKet of stone crabs
Ralph Schambers, kitchen manager at Moore's
Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key, prepares
claws May 12 for a night of all-you-can-eat stone
crab. "Sometimes there's no stone crabs to be
had," Schambers said. Stone crab season ended
May 15, and there won't be afresh harvest until
October. Islander Photo: Nick Walter

In other basketball action last week, Ross Built
inched closer to first place in Division II thanks to a
19-16 victory over Bob Vita Lawn Service May 21.
Jake Ross was on fire, scoring a game-high 12 points
in the victory. Jack Coleman added 3 points, while
Cooper Hardy and Andrew Ross completed the scor-
ing with 2 points apiece.
Adam Clark scored 8 points to lead Vita, which
also received 2 points apiece from Ethan Bertrand,
Mikey Ellsworth, Sarah Quattromani and Gavin Sent-
man in the loss.
Connie's got back into the win column May 20
with a 19-13 victory over Beach Bistro behind 9
points from Leo Rose. Dylan Joseph added 6 points,
while Truman Carlson finished with 4 points to com-
plete the scoring for Connie's.
Joey Stewart scored 9 points to lead the Bistro,
which also received 2 points apiece from Daniel Sent-
man and Andrew Proctor in the loss.
Sandbar earned a 14-6 victory May 19 over
Beach Bistro in Division III action behind a balanced
scoring attack. Leo Tilelli, Joe Rogers and Josh Class
each scored 4 points, while Brooke Capparelli added
2 points in the victory.
Joey Stewart led the Bistro with 4 points, while
Griffin Heckler added 2 points in the loss.
Bob Vita Lawn Service defeated Anna Maria
Oyster Bar 18-11 in Division II action May 19. Mikey
Ellsworth led the way with 6 points, while Corey
Jaques, Sarah Quattromani and Gavin Sentman each
added 4 points in the victory.
Tyler Yavalar scored 5 points to lead the Oyster
Bar, which also received 4 points from Reese Helvey
and 2 points from Emma Moneuse in the loss.
The Gathering Place continued May 19 to roll
along in the Premier Division, blasting Tortilla Bay
Club 43-22. Kyle Aritt led the way with a game-high
22 points, while teammates Jerry Mayer and Chandler
Hardy each chipped in 6 points. Wyatt Hoffman added 5
points for Gathering Place, which also received 3 points
from Patrick Edwards and 1 point from Helio Gomez
in the victory.
Max Miller's 8 points and 5 points from Tommy
Price paced Tortilla Bay Club, which also received 3
points from Travis Belsito and 2 points apiece from
Christian Hightower, Kyle Parsons and Thomas Pears
in the loss.
A Paradise Realty rolled to a 37-24 victory May 18
over Coastal Orthopedic in Division I action behind
12 points from Nehimiah Goode and 10 points from
Blaine Jenefsky. Josh Zawistoski added 7 points,
Mikayla Kane scored 6 and Alexia Yavalar finished
with 2 points to complete the Paradise scoring.
Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 11 points and
Jake Parsons scored 9 points to lead Coastal Ortho-
pedic, which also received 2 points apiece from Joley
Hernandez, Lauren Sapienza and Joey Salinas in the
Rotten Ralph's rode a balanced scoring attack
May 18 to a 45-37 Premier Division victory over
Tortilla Bay Club. Forrest Schield with 13 points,
Brandon Gengler with 12 and J.T. Goode, who fin-
ished with 11, led the way for Ralph's. Daniel Janisch
added 5 points, while Chandler McClung and Luke
Shackelford scored 2 points apiece in the victory.
Tommy Price scored 9 points and Travis Belsito
scored 8 points to lead Tortilla Bay Club, which also
received 7 points from Max Miller. Daniel Pimental
added 4 points, while Christian Hightower, Kyle Par-
sons and Thomas Pears each scored 2 points in the
Moriah Goode scored 16 points to lead Walter &
Associates past Ross Built 21-10 in Division II action


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May 17. Seth Walter added 3 points and Jack Walter
finished with 2 points to complete the scoring in the
Luke Valadie and Andrew Ross scored 4 points
each, while Jake Ross finished with 2 points in the
loss for Ross Built.
Gathering Place edged Ralph's 39-36 in Premier
action May 17 behind a game-high 19 points from Kyle
Aritt. Chandler Hardy with 7 points and Wyatt Hoffman
with 6 points added to the total, while Patrick Edwards
scored 3 points and Helio Gomez and Denver Hardy
each finished with 2 points.
Brandon Gengler scored 14 points and Forrest
Schield added 13 points to lead Rotten Ralph's in the
loss. J.T. Goode scored 3 points, while Daniel Janisch
and Blake Rivers completed the scoring with 2 points
AMICC schedules for basketball and baseball,
as well as basketball standings, can be found online
at www.islander.org.

Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole,
best-ball-of-foursome game May 19 with the team of
Bob Kral, Vince Mercadante, Bill Shuman and Peter
Proxy taking first place with a 49. That was two shots
better than the team of Paul Proxy, Jim Thorton, Lew
Winegarden and Dan Hayes.
Club women took the course for a nine-hole, indi-
vidual-low-net match May 18, when Tootie Wagner
and Joyce Brown shared first place in Flight A after
both carded even-par 32s. Barbara Estok took second
place with a 1-over 33. Flight B winner was Meredith
Slavin, who fired a 4-under-par 28 to win by three
shots over Pat Rice and Rose Slomba, who both fin-
ished at 1-under-par 31.
Rice's day was made more memorable with a
chipin on No. five, while Judy Ward did the same on
No. three.
The members teamed up for a nine-hole, throw-
out-the-team's-worst-hole game May 14. The team of
Jane Winegarden, Paul Kaemerlan, Matt Behan and
Paulette Proxy carded a 111 to take first place by six
shots over the team of Frankie Smith-Williams, Earl
Huntzinger, Don Ledford and Patricia Proxy.

Horseshoe news
Only two teams emerged from pool play during
May 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
pits and were left to battle it out for first place. Sam
Samuels and John Johnson trounced Debbie Rhodes
and Steve Doyle 24-14 to claim the win.
The team of Herb Puryear and Ron Pepka were
the only team with three pool-play wins and were
outright champions during May 19 horseshoe action.
The battle for second place saw walker Jerry Bennett
lose by a 23-16 score to Sam Samuels and Norm
Good after rallying from an early 20-8 deficit.

SBW to monitor snook
Sarasota Bay Watch, in cooperation with the
Snook Foundation, will present Snook Watch at 6
p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Sarasota Outboard
Club, 1763 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota.
The program will focus on the status of snook
in Sarasota Bay and provide information on how
boaters and fishers can help monitor the popula-
tion, which suffered during the 2010 winter.
For more information, go to www.snook-
foundation.org or call Sarasota Bay Watch at

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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2010 0 25

Time to fish flats on evening low tides
By Nick Walter

Islander Reporter
One of the effects of this week's full moon will
be extreme low tides after about 6:30 p.m. That's
when anglers can set up on a flat just off a pot hole
or swash and catch fish as they float onto the flats.
Because incoming tides have been bringing in
scattered weeds, anglers should use Berkley Gulp
baits, rigged weedless, various weedless jerk baits
or live shrimp hooked through the tail. Set up on the
flats about an hour before the low tide bottoms out
to be ready for when the fish slide on the flats from
their holes.
Capt. T.J. Stewart of Cast Away Charters said for
the most part redfish have been hit and miss, there are a
lot of trout around as well as some nice-size snook in the
mid-30-inch range. "Snook are scattered for the most part,"
,~\\ .ill said. "Where we used to get 30 to 40 snook in a
spot, now you' re doing well if you get 5 to 10."
Stewart said he's doing well tarpon fishing at the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge. "And if you aren't getting
tarpon," Stewart said, "drop down to smaller baits
and get all the Spanish mackerel you want."
Capt. Danny Stasny from Island Discount
Tackle said this week it's time to break out the tarpon
gear. The silver kings are loaded from Longboat Key
to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. L\ clybody has been
buying tarpon rods and reels," he said.
Stasny said the early-morning top-water bite
has been pretty good using a MirrOlure Top Dog Jr.
in chartreuse or greenback with a white belly. He's

Roger Glass reeled up this blacktip shark at the Rod
& Reel Pier last week. Glass has been coming to
Anna Maria from the Gatwick area of England for
"about 25 years," he said. But his plans were cut
short this year due to flight delays caused by volcanic
ash from Iceland. Glass released his catch, saying he
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popped mostly trout, and an occasional snook or red-
fish off the top.
He said the redfish bite has been quality with
schools of 15 to 30 fish. "A lot of guys don't know
where to go," Stasny said. "The best thing they can
use is a gold spoon. You can cover a lot of water and
they' 11 hit a gold spoon. I keep the spoon at about a
medium pace. I like to use weedless so you can bump
it along the grass a little bit."
He said there are plenty of Spanish mackerel
around, and anglers can pull up to the edge of the
Intracoastal Waterway where a grass flat meets a chan-
nel and start throwing out chum to attract them. On
the beaches, Stasny has been seeing cobia, although
he's seen them right off Bean Point, Emerson Point
and on the 3-mile artificial reefs.
He added a lot of shark are on the beaches with
small bonnetheads and 5-6 foot bull and blacktips.
The inshore reefs, wrecks and dredge holes also are
loaded with shark.
With incoming tides bringing in grass on the top
of the water, anglers will have to pick their days to
work, or be prepared with plenty of weedless baits.
Kyle Dodrill from the Sunshine Skyway south
fishing pier said anglers have caught a lot of snap-
per, tarpon, and Spanish mackerel. Grouper and cobia
have been hooked occasionally.
Derek Olson from the Rod & Reel Pier said
there are a bunch of tarpon around the pier that
anglers haven't touched. He said 3-4 foot blacktips
and bonnetheads have been caught at night and one
angler hooked into a big cobia. He said on May 20,
someone caught two monster redfish. Finally, Olson
has seen anglers catch a couple mangrove snapper
and one snook.
Capt. Warren Girle reported keeper grouper,
limits of snapper, and kingfish to 25 pounds offshore.
He said there are scattered tarpon on the beach, but
they' re in pods of one or two. "I haven' t seen any big

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schools yet," Girle said.
Spanish mackerel are thick in 50 feet of water.
Girle said he's been targeting a couple good-size
schools of redfish in north Sarasota Bay, along with
schooling trout in 3-4 feet of water. Snook are scat-
tered, and Girle said he's been catching them along
with a bycatch of redfish.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said with the heat of the summer increasing,
now is the time to adjust to summer patterns. He said the
prime time to fish is early in the morning and the eve-
nings. Combine the time periods with a strong tide and
anglers can have some productive days on the water.
He reported tarpon have made their move into
Tampa Bay and are starting to show on the beaches.
"As we get closer to the full moon on May 27, the tarpon
will increase in numbers," Howard said. "Load your live
well with a variety of baits for these picky game fish.
Pass crabs, blue crabs, pinfish, big greenbacks, thread-
fins and mullet are some of my favorite baits."
He said speckled trout continue to be the "go-
to, fun fish" for food and numbers He said to fish
the edges of the Intracostal and along drop offs of
sandbars for some action. Cobia are around and still
hungry. Howard suggests a medium-action pole ready
for the tasty predators.
He added sharks are everywhere in Tampa Bay from
the shipping channel to the mangroves. He reported a
5-foot blacktip shark that shut down the redfish bite
back in the mangroves in 2 feet of water.
"Snook fishing has been very slow as I am just
not seeing many fish in their usual haunts due to this
winter's harsh cold," Howard said. "Let's hope they
will make a quick recovery."
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Island real estate
101 25th St. N., Unit 1, 2 and 3, Seagrass Flats, Bra-
denton Beach, three 750 sfla 2bed/2bath condos with shared
pool built in 1967 were sold I15 14 10, Gulf Coast Properties
of Florida LLC to Seven Emeralds LLC for $500,000; list
515 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,460 sfla / 2,340 sfur
3bed/212bath canalfront pool home built in 1963 on a 93x117 lot
was sold 04/07/10, Nunn to Kelly for $455,000; list $539,000.
201 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,716 sfla / 2,205 sfur
3bed/3bath/lcar home built in 1958 on a70x100 lot was sold
S15 I 4 10, Pasco to Maz for $425,000; list $470,000.

501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 303, Bridgeport, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,128 sfla / 1,198 sfur 2bed/212bath bay-view condo
with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 04/07/10, Hugenberg
to Pheney for $399,000; list $419,900.
3306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,523 sfla / 2,234
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1941 on a 50x100 lot was sold
04/07/10, Ervin to Zimmerman for $350,000; list $365,000.
237 17th St. N., Unit 7, Bradenton Beach Club, Braden-
ton Beach, a 1,722 sfla / 2,156 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pools built in 2003 was sold 05/03/10, Garbus to Muter
for $349,000.
2309Avenue C, Unit 100, Costa Verde, Bradenton Beach,
a 1,663 sfla / 2,069 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built in 2009 was
sold 04/07/10, Superior Bank to Swallow for $345,000.

1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 263, Tortuga, Bradenton Beach,
a 1,140 sfla / 1,280 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool
built in 2006 was sold 05/07/10, CDW Beach Properties LLC
to Tortuga 4 10 LLC for $300,000.
6500 Flotilla Drive, Unit 191, Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 05/03/10, Fettel
to Hitchen for $290,000.
4307 Gulf Drive, Unit 209, Cayman Cay Villas, Holmes
Beach, a 1,027 sfla / 1,123 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pool built in 1974 was sold 05/06/10, Ganey to Zardo for
$239,900; list $249,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of
Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay 941-778-7244.


WINE RACKS: 132-bottle capacity. Unfinished
wood, modular, very nice. $132. 941-778-5665.
NICE WOVEN WICKER sofa: New, $2,000, sell,
$195. Wheelchair carrier, $75. Windows, screens,
FISHING ROD: KUNNAN 5-foot ultra-light, $20.
Call Frank, 941-761-1415.
FISHING NET: CUMMINGS floating, landing.
Hardly used. $5. Call Frank, 941-761-1415.
TV: MAGNAVOX, COLOR with remote, $20. 941-
DESK: BLONDE WOOD, 72x28-inch, six drawers,
side piece, $40. Seven-drawer, beige dresser, 7
foot x 16 inch, $35. 941-795-8359.
WHITE GLASS-TOP end table, $25. Fantasia
china, miscellaneous pieces, $8.941-778-1264 or
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
Install and service by Beach Service, $2,100.
You pick up, $1,600. Assorted stainless shelves:
$75. Six-burner gas cooktop and charbroiler:
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in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship
with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer
opportunities to benefit the community locally and
worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call
Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bra-
THEY'RE BACK! EVERY Monday night all-you-
can-eat fish fry. $10. Live entertainment. Tiki bar
open. Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W.,
Cortez, end of road.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry hayes @ sothe-
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FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

Several 14-carat rings, diamond cocktail, diamond
wedding set, citrine, opal/sapphire, sapphire, ruby.
Antique bedroom suite, nine-drawer triple dresser
with attached mirror, night stand and five-drawer
chest, mahogany secretary, bookcase, five-drawer
Huntley chest, six mahogany Hepplewhite dining
chairs shield pattern, mahogany china cabinet,
mahogany leather-top drum table, electric twin beds
with Tempurpedic mattress, dinette set with four arm
chairs, two matched leather-top side tables, square
mahogany leather-top table with cabriolet legs,
ladder-back chairs, fruitwood etagere with glass
shelves, fruitwood bar/cabinet, love seat, Eckhorne
leather recliner with ottoman, Boston rocker, floral
loveseat and chair, modern buffet, two beautiful
sets of china, lots of Waterford and other nice cut-
crystal, lots of table and floor lamps, oriental rug,
some Sterling and plate pieces, great selection of
decorative items, 1970s glass-top coffee table with
metal floral pedestal, books, household items, etc.
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

FIRE HALL ANNUAL Memorial Day weekend yard
sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May
29-30. We have it all! Inside and outside furniture,
appliances, great fishing poles, jewelry, infant-to-
adult clothing, toys, kid's bikes, air hockey, TVs,
stereos, VCRs, vintage albums, antique books,
tools, tool cart, cactus plants, housewares, exer-
cise equipment, motorcycle, auto parts, more.
Great deals, free coffee, all indoor. Happy Memo-
rial Day. See you there. 201 Second St. N., Bra-
denton Beach. 941-720-0426.

HUGE SALE: 8 a.m.-? Saturday, May 29. House-
hold, golf, scrubs, electronics, TVs, more. 6700-A
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

LOST: IPOD in Bradenton Beach at/near Herb
Dolan Park. Belongs to grandson. Please, return
to Wildlife Inc. 941-778-6324.

LOST: BLACK-RIMMED glasses. May 10 on
Second Avenue between 55th Street and Publix,
Holmes Beach. John, 941-778-2416.

FOUND: SONY CYBER-shot digital camera, April
24, on beach near Gulf Boulevard. Contact 813-
310-0390 to arrange return.

PARENTS NEEDED for 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. $11,500 pays off loan. Can be seen at
Pebble Springs Plaza on Manatee Avenue at the
new JamRocks restaurant. Call 941-932-2688 or

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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.
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2000 HONDA ACCORD LX. 102,000 miles,
garage-kept, well-equipped. Non-smoker, one
driver. Runs like clock. $5,800. Flamingo Cay.

SCOOTER: 2006 BACCIO Runner. 49cc, 1,020
miles. $750. 941-778-4793.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Zuma, Precision 15, Windrider 17 and Trimaran.
Call Brian at 941-685-1400.

DEEP-WATER BOAT slip for rent: North end
of Anna Maria, easy access to Gulf. 941-794-

real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

for infant in Anna Maria, June and July. Approxi-
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PART OR FULL-time help wanted. Island com-
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LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter?
Call Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with
kids and animals. Four years experi-
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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 Beach.

HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island,
located in busy shopping center, large inventory,
all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey,
business growing monthly, owners moving, great
opportunity for mom and pop. Call Jim, 941-580-

GIFT SHOP FOR sale. Call owner, 941-779-

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. 941-383-6953.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-

puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

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

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Sandy' Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 25 Years of
Serie Quality & Dependable Service.
Service Call us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

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

Windows & Doors


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

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

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

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941-504-4772 7834 Cortez Rd. W Bradenton

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

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I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
778-7770. Leave message.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
or 941-730-5693.
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
ANNE'S TROPICAL BREEZE cleaning, errands
and gardening. Reasonable rates, Local ref-
erences, bonded. Please call Anne, 941-465-
Christian couple to be near beach, available
anytime. References. 770-832-7319. ewingwt@
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-
honest with local Island references. Call Nancie,
DAVE'S CURB APPEAL: Paint, landscape, light
repair, remodel, cleanup. Affordable Island work,
$75 per four hours. Island owner, resident, with
tools. Dave, 715-418-3531.

Pressure washing, anything you need. Excellent
references. 941-539-6891.

GOT STUMPS? CALL an experienced, reliable
expert. Brad Frederick's LLC Tree Stump Grind-
ing. 941-730-0001. Northwest Bradenton.
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
years of happy customers. Senior check, pet-
watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046 or 941-580-4487.
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Stu-
dios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
my.house@verizon.net for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Call for an appointment. Now
offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.

MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio
open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone,
guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings, 941-
758-0395.315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes Beach.

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
GARY WOOD LAWN Service: Tree trimming and
landscaping. Fully insured, monthly specials. 941-
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Call 941-807-1015.

Corky's live Bait and Tackle
Rod and Reel Repair
941-504-4772 7834 Cortez Rd W Bradenton

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121-C Bridge St. Bradenton Beach
(941) 795-0076 or 685-3392

Electrical, Navigational Audio/Video Systems
Marine and Residential Service & Installs
PO Box 1064 Cortez, Fla 34215

Your German Connection in Manatee County!
Sabine Connerley, Realtor
Office: 941.795.2211
4009 Manatee Ave.W., Bradenton, FL 34209
E-MAIL sabine.connerley@floridamoves.com

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landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067.

clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!

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

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-

PAINT AVERAGE ROOM: $75. Customer sup-
plies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing.
Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-
7521. Lic.#RR0066450.

HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: $15 per hour. No job
too small. One call does it all. Call Arthur, 941-
301-0624. Quality satisfaction guaranteed.

stucco repair, light carpentry. Call Rich, 941-565-
4067. Island resident.

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

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

Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and shops.
$150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes included.

RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-
1331. tampabaybeachhouse.com.

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 fur-
nishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal
Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.
ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club. Guard-gated 24/7.
Sunny bright end unit, 2BR/2BA villa with spa-
cious two-car garage and extra-long driveway.
Nicely furnished, new stainless-steel appliances,
TVs in living room, master bedroom and master
bath. Screened porch plus deck overlooking
small lake. Private courtyard entry. Neighborhood
heated pool and spa, plus large community lap
pool. Available May 1. $1,350/month plus electric.
Call owner, 941-792-4767.

ONE BLOCK TO Gulf: 2BR/1BA with 900-sf
garage. $860/month, plus utilities. $860 security
deposit. 941-778-7293.


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WALK TO GULF beaches: Anna Maria Island.
Sandpiper 55-plus 2BR/1 BA. Furnished, carport,
bay view. No smoking, no pets. $650/month, $500
deposit. 941-545-8923.

2BR/1 BA. Month/week availability May, June, July.
Remodeled (granite, stainless-steel), designer
furnishings, DSL, 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach,
Jacuzzi, tennis. Homeaway.com#270319. Three-
month minimum. January-March, $2,999/month.
February-April, $3,300/month. 941-209-8789.
beach cottage on the bay, with dock. $2,000/
month, annual, utilities included. 941-779-0289.
ROOM TO RENT: Private bath, kitchen and house
privileges. North end Longboat Key. 941-387-
BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/1BA, non-smokers.
Steps to beach. $700/month, first, last and deposit.
Water, garbage included. 941-778-2477.

FOR RENT: 2BR duplex near beach. No pets. $800/
month plus deposit, utilities. 941-538-8200.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, stackable washer
and dryer, $750/month. 1 BR/1 BA, close to beach,
$700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
2BR/2BA, $600/week. Others with boat slips.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site

BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free bro-
chure. Discover how easy it is to build wealth
through short sales and foreclosures. Adkins
Florida Group, Wagner Realty. Free@AdkinsFlor-
idaGroup.com. 941-713-0635.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 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,

"CASA AZUL." NEW canalfront beauty!
4BR/4.5BA, study, sitting room, large lanai,
inground pool, zoned HVAC. Best of everything!
Turnkey, if desired. $1,450,000 and worth it. 215
Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Call Jeffrey. 941-567-
DISCOVER THE OTHER Island! Tidy Island in
Sarasota Bay. Waterfront, renovated 2BR/2BA
two-car garage condo. Guards, nature and
so much more. Pet friendly! Owner financing,
$239,900. Realtor/owner, Katharine Pepper,
RoseBay Real Estate, 941-792-9459.

CUSTOM-BUILT DEEP waterfront house. 90x100-
feet. North Point Harbour. 3BR/3.5BA, community
pool, tennis court. 941-778-5822.

$199,900. New wood floors, perfect condition.
Beach-to-bay access, pool. Sharon Hightower,
Horizon Realty, 941-330-5054.
ENTIRE DUPLEX, $299,900.3BR/3BA, room for
a pool. One block to Gulf. Good, move-in condi-
tion. Sharon Hightower, Horizon Realty, 941-330-
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Skyway Bridge view. 230 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. $550,000. Waterfront home, 3BR/3BA,
same spectacular view. 228 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. $1,100,000. 941-778-0019.
views. 2BR/2BA, light, airy, 9-foot ceilings. New
hurricane windows and doors. $599,900. Katha-
rine Pepper, RoseBay Real Estate, 941-792-
cathedral ceilings. Pet-friendly. $135,000. Super
spacious 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, $159,000.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA: Updated home. Pool,
spa, boat dock. $439,000. Owner, Realtor, 941-
356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.

ESCAPE TO NATURE: Avoid population and
pollution on your 40-acre ranch. Protect your
family! Year-round outdoor fun! State of Wyoming.
$1,995/down, $497/month. Call owner, Robert,
NEW LOG HOME at the lake 1.7 acres, $59,900
with free boat slips. Gorgeous, ready to finish,
1,200-sf log home and beautifully wooded 1.7-
acre lake-view homesite with free boat slips on
private, recreational lake in Tennessee. Quiet,
gated community. Excellent financing. Call now,
888-792-5253, ext. 3482. TN Land/Lakes LLC.

20-ACRE RANCHES near growing El Paso,
Texas. Only $12,900. $0 down, $99/month. Owner
financing, No credit checks, money back guar-
antee. Free map, pictures. 800-755-8953. www.
WATERFRONT SALE! Seven acres with dock-
able lakefront, $34,900. May 29. Wooded, park-
like setting on one of Alabama's top recreational
lakes. All amenities completed. Boat to Gulf of
Mexico! Excellent financing. Call now, 866-952-
5302, ext. 5422.
CENTRAL GEORGIA: 49 acres. $1,325 per acre.
Gently rolling, abundant wildlife, mature pine, near
Flint River. 478-987-9700. stregispaper.com. St.
Regis Paper Co.
$50,000 mountaintop tract reduced to $19,500!
Private, near Boone area, bank financing, owner
must sell, 866-275-0442.

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