Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: September 29, 2010
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Joe Bird's terns wait
for the bus. Page 6

Aubry sworn in as
Page 2

Election spending
among local candi-
dates. Page 4

Tropical weather
caution. Page 5

Volunteers sought
for Coastal Cleanup.
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BB commission
reviews recycling
proposals. Page 14

PAR site-plan con-
sideration continued.
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Mechanical troubles sideline trolleys

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Clang, clink, clunk went the trolleys.
So riders likely will see more substitute
buses being employed in the fare-free trol-
ley service on Anna Maria Island.
And maybe in a year, riders might see
new trolleys in service on the Island, said
Manatee County administrator Ed Hunze-
Hunzeker planned on Sept. 28 to ask the
Manatee County Board of Commissioners
for authorization to use federal transporta-
tion funding to buy new trolley vehicles.
Hunzeker also planned to talk with com-
missioners about how to compensate Island
businesses that paid for trolley ads to help
maintain a fare-free trolley system.
The six Manatee County Area Transit
open-air trolleys vehicles that have been
incorporated into the Island image suffer
so much mechanical failure that they often
are in the garage rather than on the road,
according to county officials.
"The trolleys are not constructed for
the long distance and the hours that we use
them," Hunzeker said.
The mechanical problems likely will
lead to the trolleys being replaced. The
problems also may lead to the trolleys being
taken off the road, possibly to be reserved
for use during the busiest tourist times.
The issue has come up at several
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
meetings over the summer. Most recently
at a Sept. 15 meeting at which Hunzeker

Jesse Presswood-Watson enjoys the breeze
on the open-air Island Trolley. Islander File
Photo: Bonner Joy
informed business owners and trolley advo-
cates that the present trolleys should be retired,
and he wants to use federal money to replace
"These trolleys were targeted to be pur-
chased a long time ago," said Manatee County
Commissioner Joe McClash. "They've had
mechanical issues for years now. I don't think
its something we should delay."
The county commissioners, at their Sept.
28 meeting, will be asked to authorize the
purchase of five diesel trolleys each costs
$459,113 for a total of $2,295,565 and are
a different make and model than those cur-
rently on the road from Gillig Corporation
in Hayward, Calif.
Whether the existing trolleys will make it
another year it could take that long to get
new vehicles is a question, Hunzeker said.
"Doubtful" was his best answer.
In the meantime, Manatee County Area

Transit will continue to substitute standard
buses for broken-down trolleys on the Island
The bus substitution raises questions for
the chamber board and member businesses
that purchased advertising on the trolleys, part
of a campaign to help the county operate the
service without fares.
If the trolleys aren't on the road, riders,
motorists and pedestrians aren't seeing the
eye-popping ads promoting local restaurants,
resorts, real estate and rental agencies and
other businesses.
"One of the trolleys has been in the shop
the whole time," Manatee County Commis-
sioner Carol Whitmore said, referring to the
start of the ad campaign earlier this year.
"With the trolleys being down and out of
service 40 percent or 50 percent of the time,
our advertisers weren't getting what they
paid for," said Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce board chair Cindy Thompson.
A number of Island businesses have com-
mitted to two-year contracts to advertise on
the trolleys.
"The advertising program has been a big
success," said David Teitelbaum, vice chair
of the Manatee County Tourist Development
Council, an Island developer and resort owner,
and an active chamber member. Teitelbaum
was instrumental in launching the advertising
program, as well as founded a spring festival
to raise money to keep the trolleys fare-free.
"Since June we've paid $40,000 to the
county," he said. But businesses have com-

the news ...

2 0 SEPT. 29, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

Aubry sworn in as AM commissioner

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Gene Aubry was sworn in as Anna Maria's
newest commissioner at 9 a.m. Sept. 22.
Aubry won the Sept. 7 recall election by a 363-
333 vote to fill the remainder of Harry Stoltzfus' two-
year term, which began when Stoltzfus was elected in
November 2009. In the same election for his replace-
ment, Stoltzfus was recalled by the electorate in a
362-331 vote.
The effort to recall Stoltzfus began in March
when Bob Carter and several other city residents
formed the Recall Commissioner Stoltzfus Commit-
The legal process to recall Stoltzfus resulted in
the election, but certification of the results was with-
held due to a 12th Judicial Circuit Court order.
Following an appeal to Florida's 2nd District
Court of Appeal by Citizens for Sunshine Inc., a
public watchdog organization, the court agreed there
was no reason to continue to withhold certification.
The results were certified Sept. 20 by the Anna
Maria election canvassing board of city clerk Alice
Baird, George McKay and Sherry Oehler.
Aubry spoke only briefly, saying thank you to the
50-plus supporters who came to witness him taking
the oath. Commissioners Jo Ann Mattick, Chuck
Webb and Dale Woodland attended and extended
congratulations to Aubry.
Aubry said he hoped the divisiveness that has
taken place in Anna Maria the past year would end,
but he realized many people agree with Stoltzfus'
positions, particularly those relating to Pine Avenue
and parking.
"I hope to bring a calming influence to the com-
mission. I have no set agenda, just to listen to people
and try to make the best decision for the city," Aubry
Aubry, an architect, indicated he would refrain

Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird administers the
oath of office to Gene Aubry Sept. 22. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

from voting if an issue involving former client Pine
Avenue Restoration LLC came before the commis-
sion and he had been paid to work on the plans.
He said he would discuss his work for PAR with
city attorney Jim Dye before hearing any PAR issues.
Aubry said his wife, Janet, works on the interior
design of completed PAR projects.
But Aubry has no illusions that the next few
months will be critical for the city.
"We have to all be reasonable and reach a com-

promise on the parking issue and what we want for
our mixed-use business district," he said.
A major issue is to get the city's land-develop-
ment regulations paired with the 2007 comprehensive
plan and have everyone understand the rules and the
"Sometimes our rules are not exactly good,"
Aubry said, and there is a lot of conflicting language
between the LDRs, comp plan and building code.
With more than 40 years experience working
with building codes, Aubry wants the planning and
zoning board, commission, building department and
city administration to sit down and "find out where
the conflicts are" and get interpretations settled.
Aubry believes in doing things "by the rules," but
different interpretations of the same ordinance have
caused problems for the city.
"Right now, it's confusing when the LDRs can be
interpreted in a number of ways. We have to attack
the big picture" and get the correct interpretation for
a number of codes, he said.
Included in that picture is the parking safety issue
on Pine Avenue. Backing a vehicle out of a parking
space, across a sidewalk and onto Pine Avenue is not
safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, Aubry
Aubry said he was asked in the past to design a
parking plan for Pine Avenue that would eliminate
backing out across a sidewalk and create a safer envi-
Some people believed he was proposing the plan,
he said, but he was just responding to a request for
assistance by Commission Chair John Quam.
Aubry said the plan he drew provides all the
parking the city will ever need on Pine Avenue as
there are only a few lots remaining for development
on the street.
He's also going to apply his architectural knowl-

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"As an architect, I'm not the expert, but I can sit
down and work out conflicts. I want to be fair, work
within the law, and I'm willing to compromise," he
If he has something to say about a project or
proposal, Aubry said he would make his comments
at a commission meeting.
His first meeting as a commissioner was Sept.

Campaign spending
Aubry reported a total of $3,087.75 in contribu-
tions as of Sept. 2, with $1,508.47 in expenses.
His campaign's first contribution was a $100 loan
from himself, followed by $150 from Richard York.
Aubry later loaned his campaign $1,000.
A $250 contribution came from Robert Carter, as
did $250 from Sato Real Estate. Those contributing
$200 to the campaign were Pat Engman and Rich-
ard Thomas. Dale Powers gave $100, as did John
Kolojeski, Albert Pescitelli and John Cagnina.
Campaign expenses reported for Aubry were $48
as the election assessment fee; $60.30 to U.P. Plans
for photocopies; and $189 to the U.S. Postal Service
for stamped envelopes.
Aubry also reported $47.92 in expenses to The
Sign Factory for magnetic signs; $237.75 to the U.S.
Post Office for mailing; $555 to The Islander for
advertising and $370.50 in advertising expense for
another media outlet.
mitted to as much as $100,000 in advertising on the
trolleys over the next two years.
Teitelbaum said the county is working on a plan
that likely will involve refunding a large portion of
the advertising dollars.
"The story is, the trolleys are not holding up,"

Holmes Beach to

honor 'Ms. Duffy'
The Holmes Beach City Commission on
Oct. 5 will name and dedicate the Holmes Beach
city commission chambers in honor of Patricia
A. Geyer.
There will be a meet-and-greet at 8:30 a.m.,
followed by a dedication at
9 a.m. at Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The public is welcome.
Geyer, who served 18
years on the city commission
and was elected mayor from
Geyer 1990-94, died May 1 at 80.
She also was the longtime owner and pro-
prietress of Duffy's Tavern, the Holmes Beach
institution known for cold beers and hamburg-
ers, and so was known by many Islanders as
\ 1,Duffy."
Teitelbaum said. "At least 40 percent of the time they
are off the road. We've not been happy about that."
He observed that his Anna Maria Island Resorts
ad is on the vehicle that has been in the maintenance
garage much of the summer.
"I told Ed (Hunzeker), 'Hey, I haven't seen my
trolley,'" Teitelbaum said.
Hunzeker later told him, "I found it. It's in the
shop" and the mechanics really like the ad.
"The trolleys are loved by everybody and provide
a tremendous service to the people who live here and
vacation here," Teitelbaum said. "But the current trol-
leys, they really are the first generation and they have
Thompson said regardless of whether there is a
bus or a trolley motoring from one end of the Island
to the other, "the public needs and will use the trans-

THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 29, 2010 E 3

Anna Maria City
Sept. 29, 1 p.m., citizen recognition committee
Oct. 11, 5 p.m., code enforcement board.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 7, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m., website meeting.
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 30, 5:15 p.m., final budget hearing.
Oct. 6, 5 p.m., parks and beautification com-
mittee meeting.
Oct. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Oct. 21, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
Oct. 4, voter registration deadline, votemanatee.
Oct. 18, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council meeting, Manatee Convention and
Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Nov. 2, general election, various polling loca-
tions, www.votemanatee.com.
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Selby leads funding for AM mayoral election

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria mayoral candidate Mike Selby
reported $3,526 in campaign contributions from
July 1 to Sept. 10, while opponent Sandy Mattick
had $388.54 in contributions.
Selby's treasurer, Nicky
Hunt, reported itemized expendi-
tures of $1,557.98 for the period,
including $430 each to Cathy
Stoltzfus and Anna De Augustine
as reimbursement for courier ser-
Mattick Hunt's report also showed
Selby expenditures of $213 to
FedEx for copying and $338 to the Anna Maria Post
Office for postage.
In contributions, Selby loaned his treasury $596
on July 30 to get his campaign started, including the
$96 filing fee paid to the city, and, on Sept. 9, he
loaned his campaign $1,000.
Contributions to the Selby campaign, accord-
ing to the treasurer's report, included $43' from De

Augustine, $200 from William H. Yanger and $200
from Charlie Daniel. Among those contributing $100
were Linda Kapisak, William L. Yanger, Don and Sue
Schmitzerle, Tom Turner and William Nally. Terry
and Vicky Schaefer gave $200 to the campaign.
Turner gave the campaign cash. Nancy Bignell
of the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office
said she instructed the campaign treasurer to return
the cash and accept a check. Cash is not an acceptable
form of contribution, Bignell said.
Mattick, who is serving as her campaign trea-
surer, reported expenditures of $96 to Anna Maria
for the election assessment, but had no other reported
expenditures as of Sept. 10.
Contributions of $100 to her campaign came from

BB candidates fund Nov. 2 runs

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Campaign finance reports show lopsided funding
for Bradenton Beach's Ward 4 commission race.
Janet Vosburgh, in reports due Sept. 17, indicated
$1,628 in contributions. Michael Harrington reported
$600 in contributions.

But spending for the two
candidates was closer $508.36
for Harrington and $420.35 for
Vosburgh was appointed
to the commission earlier this
summer after Bob Bartelt became
mayor following the resignation
of Michael Pierce.
Her opponent on the Nov.
2 general election ballot, Har-
rington, is a member of the city' s
mooring and anchorage committee
and a frequent meeting attendee.
Harrington reported putting
$600 of his own money into the

Vosburgh has invested $553 of her money in the
campaign, as well as received contributions from real
estate agent David Moynihan, developer David Teit-
elbaum, restaurant owner Ed Chiles and the Beach-
House Restaurant.
Vosburgh's expenses were to meet qualifying
requirements with the elections office, as well as
$255.18 for signs at Florida Sign Work and $17.17
for mailing labels from the supervisor's office.
Harrington, in addition to qualifying costs, has
spent $14.48 on a mailing list from the supervisor's
office, as well as $288.63 on signs at Victorystore.
com, $68.98 on supplies at Office Max and $52.27
on advertising materials at Walmart.
Bartelt faces no opposition in his bid to keep the
office to which he was appointed earlier this year.
His finance report indicates he raised $100 and spent
$100 on qualifying costs.
Ed Straight faces no opposition in his bid for Bob
Connors' commission seat. Connors decided not to
seek re-election from Ward 2. Straight reported rais-
ing and spending $50 also for qualifying costs.

WMFR campaigns on low budgets

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
So far in the West Manatee Fire Rescue District
election, only one candidate, Scott Ricci, reported
spending any money, aside from an election filing
fee, as of Sept. 25.
Ricci is one of three candidates vying to replace
incumbents Larry Tyler, Mike Mulyck and chair John
Rigney in the Nov. 2 election. Mother Kobrosly and
Michael Carleton are the other candidates.
Ricci said he spent $79.60 on Sept. 24 to pur-
chase political business cards. "That is the first and
probably only money I'm going to spend," he said.
"And it will be on my report next week."
All candidates reported paying a $25 election
filing fee.
Tyler said he hasn't attempted to collect contri-
butions or spend money because he is waiting to see
what the newcomers will do.
"I'm sitting back and w ailinii'." Tyler said.
"Before, when I had competition, we always had
campaigns where the other people went out and
started (spending). And we just followed. It's a funny
thing so I don't know what they're doing."
Kobrosly said it would be a waste of his time
campaigning and spending money.
"For what?" he said. "If your name comes up first
on the ballot, 60 percent of the time you' re going to
be elected. If your name starts with an 'A,' and the
next guy is a 'B,' well, guess what? You're going to
get elected."
Kobrosly said the sad part is that voters are unin-

formed. "But we're going to give it a try," he said, "and
if it works out with the fire department and I get in, I'll
see if I have any positive ways to help them out."
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob
Sweat said WMFR candidates are not required to file
a record of contributions and expenses if they don't
open up an account.
"They are following the law," he said.

For the same period ending Sept. 2, Stoltzfus
reported $1,050 in contributions and $974.94 in
He started his campaign treasury with $100 from
himself and later loaned his campaign $300.
Contributions of $100 came from Linda Kapisak,
Terry Schaefer, William Yanger and Anna DeAugus-
tine. Those contributing $50 were Charles Daniel,
Gary Simmons and Karen DiCostanza.
Edward Ice contributed $40, while Eric Davison,
Edward Callen and Thomas Turner each gave $20 to
the campaign.
Campaign expenses were $48 for the election
assessment, $249.61 and $75.40 to Office Depot for
supplies, $590.95 to Anna Maria MPO, no purpose
given, and $10.98 to the supervisor of elections, no
purpose given.
Both candidates must submit a final campaign
treasurer's report to the elections office that will show
the disposition of all contributed funds, along with
any contributions and expenses incurred between
Sept. 2 and Sept. 7, the date of the election.

Green Real Estate and Tara O' Brien. Mattick loaned
her campaign $100. She reported in-kind contribu-
tions from herself of $52.54 for copies and stamps,
and $36 for envelopes.
Mattick said she plans on mailing campaign liter-
ature to registered voters and attending neighborhood
and other get-togethers with supporters and potential
She will advertise in the local media, she said,
and walk around Anna Maria to meet voters.
Efforts to reach Selby for comment on his cam-
paign and campaign financing were unsuccessful.
E-mails and telephone messages were not returned.
No candidates filed to oppose Anna Maria com-
missioners Jo Ann Mattick and Chuck Webb in the
Nov. 2 election and they will both be automatically
returned to office.
Webb and Mattick both reported $100 in contri-
butions from themselves to start their campaign and
spent $48 of that on the filing fee.
After no candidates qualified to oppose their elec-
tion, Mattick and Webb reimbursed themselves the
remaining $52 from their accounts.

HB candidates


The three candidates in Holmes Beach seeking
two commission seats up for election Nov. 2 have
raised $3,125 for their campaigns. The city has 3,287
registered voters.
According to figures available at the Manatee
County Supervisor Elections Office, the following
contributions and expenditures were reported by the
Sandy Haas-Martens
reported $1,725 in contributions,
including a $100 contribution to
her campaign, 16 individual con-
tributions and a $100 contribution
from Harrington House Bed &
Haas-Martens Breakfast Inn.
Of her $455.54 in expen-
ditures, $295.52 was spent on
political signs, $100 on election
brochures and $60 for the election
filing fee.
Jean Peelen has $1,000 in
contributions, including a $500
Monetti loan to her campaign and seven
individual contributions. She has
a $60 expenditure for the election
filing fee.

Contributions, all of which have
been loans he made to his cam-
paign. He had $134.58 in expen-
Peelen ditures, $83.58 of which was for
campaign signs.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is uncontested for re-
election and does not have any contributions. He had
a $60 expenditure for the election filing fee
Local campaign contributions and expenditures
may be viewed online at www.votemanatee.com.

Register by Oct. 4
Voter registration is open for the general election
until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.
The ballot for the election, which is Nov. 2, will
contain nonpartisan Island municipal races, fire dis-
trict races, as well as county commission, legislative,
statewide and federal contests.
To be eligible to vote in Manatee County, a
person must be a U.S. citizen, a Florida resident, 18
years of age, and not have a record of a felony con-
viction in the state or currently considered mentally
Registering to vote can be simple potential
voters complete applications available at most gov-
ernment offices, banks, libraries, chambers and some
businesses, including The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The application process takes about two weeks.


THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 29, 2010 U 5

Holmes Beach signal project complete

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The mast-arm traffic-signal project at the Holmes
Beach intersection of East Bay Drive and Manatee
Avenue is complete, including 19-inch thick support-
ing poles, capable of withstanding 130-mph winds.
One mast was constructed in the traffic island
that last year received a beautification award from
the Manatee River Garden Club. The traffic island
is one of the first sections of beautification to greet
a driver entering Holmes Beach from Perico Island
and the mainland.
Earlier this year, Holmes Beach Commissioner
Al Robinson said he was against the East Bay Drive-
Manatee Avenue signal project, which cost about
$200,000. He also said the mast poles would be an
eyesore and one of them would be in the line of sight
for drivers turning east from East Bay Drive as they
yield to traffic on Manatee Avenue.
But that is no longer what concerns Robinson.
"I just see $200,000 of bureaucratic waste with
no improvement at all," he said.
The traffic signal project was part of the Florida
Department of Transportation's statewide goal to
install mast-arm signals at intersections within 10
miles of coastlines. Cindy Clemmons, public infor-

I cables.
SHolmes Beach superintendent of public works
Joe Duennes said the only thing left to do at the site
is to pick up some of the old cables and to possibly
replace some plants.
"It does look like the lights have the proper
sequence in their timing like there used to be, which
we liked," Duennes said.
Duennes said the width of the southwest sup-
porting pole is not a line-of-sight problem for drivers
turning from East Bay Drive onto Manatee Avenue
as they head off the Island.
"I don't believe it's an issue," Duennes said.
"Ironically, DOT is the one that makes those stan-
dards, and gosh, if they don't comply with their own
standards, it's a sorry state of affairs."

The mast-arm traffic signals at the intersection of
East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue are complete.
Holmes Beach superintendent of public works Joe
Duennes said a broad supporting pole is not a
line-of-sight problem for drivers heading east on
Manatee Avenue from East Bay Drive.

mation director for the district DOT, said signals sup-
ported with mast-arm poles withstand weather events
such as hurricanes better than signals supported by

Seasonal forecast: Cooler temps

Time to break out a pair of shorts in a slightly
heavier cotton blend.
Autumn arrived Sept. 22 with a harvest moon on
the same date.
The Old Farmer's Almanac is forecasting a
slightly cooler, slightly wetter fall than the average.
The almanac also forecasts a cooler winter for
the state.
The details:
Remainder of September: Seasonable, with lots

of sunshine but some heavy thunderstorms.
October: Temperature is forecast 74 degrees,
which is a degree below the average for month; pre-
cipitation for the month is forecast at 9 inches, which
is 5 inches above average.
December through March: Winter will be
slightly colder than normal, on average, with the
coldest temperatures in mid-December, mid- and
late-January and mid-February. Rainfall will be
above normal.

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'Medium chance" of
tropical cyclone
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring
the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico this week and
advising that there "is a medium chance" 30
percent of a tropical cyclone developing.
The next system name would be Nicole.
The NHC is monitoring disorganized and
thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean
Sea associated with a broad area of low pressure.
Conditions appear favorable for the gradual
development of a tropical system as the thunder-
storms drift north, according to an advisory from
the NHC.
Meanwhile, a small low-pressure system was
located about 725 miles west-southwest of the
Cape Verde islands, also producing showers and
The NHC said there was a 10 percent chance
of the system becoming a tropical cyclone.

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Clang, clunk
This was the week the focus shifts from the Anna
Maria recall scandal to the Island Trolley debacle.
But as the trolley service, operated by Manatee
County Area Transit, went clunk and we learned the
vehicles are to be chucked into the maintenance garage,
the manner of their retirement and replacement comes
into question.
First off, this is not the "first generation" trolley.
This is the second round of trolleys added to a fleet, with
the cast offs running the Coquina Beach-Longboat Key-
Sarasota route, which almost became derailed in a new
budget. The first trolleys, from 2002, were loud and they
also clunked on the road. Four replacements authorized
in 2005 were heralded by MCAT as "state-of-the-art"
vehicles, not prone to the mechanical problems the first
fleet encountered.
Yet, here we are, two weeks after the board of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce was advised
of trolley trouble by county administrator Ed Hunzeker,
looking at transit buses on Island roads in place of trol-
leys. The chamber, after all, took on the project of sell-
ing advertising on the trolley, and those advertisements
are just as idle as the trolleys.
Hunzeker told the chamber he would work on
refunding the ad money.
But there's the rub. The chamber headed up the
ad campaign because the county could not. According
to the sales pitch, the county funneled it through the
chamber to avoid selling government services.
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ad hoc committee and therefore subject to public
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It's likely the meeting held Sept. 15 should have been
properly noticed to the public. Two of seven county com-
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the refund arrangement and the plan to purchase new
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plans over dinner? Your guess is as good as mine. But
another guest at the bistro says, "yes," she overheard
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Paying for public transportation
The Manatee and Sarasota County commission-
ers deserve our praise for continuing public trans-
portation on Anna Maria Island. Certainly, there
are concerns about the cost benefits of any public
transportation system in view of economic conditions
forcing reductions in governmental budgets. Several
points need to be made.
First, some people have no means of transpor-
tation without our excellent transit system. This
includes laborers, people without cars and those
physically or legally unable to drive.
In addition, particularly in view of the coming
tourist season, our roads are becoming increasingly
more crowded with personal and commercial vehi-
cles. This increases the probability of accidents as
well as causing more wear and tear on our Island's
More esoterically, public transportation is less
polluting and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels
(oil) simply because it keeps vehicles off the roads.
However, it is a fact of human nature to want the
freedom of coming and going when and where you
choose; hence our love of the automobile.
It is also a fact that the only public transporta-
tion systems that are economically viable are those
in metropolitan areas such as New York or Chicago.
There systems are, at least, almost self-supporting
only because lack of, and cost of, parking space
forces people to use the public system.
Certainly forcing people to park and ride from
Cortez, Coquina Beach or Sarasota is not feasible or
So is there a solution? The answer is "yes." First,
reduce the schedule of Route 18 to once an hour just
as is done with Routes 3 and 6 to Bradenton. Con-
sider minimal charges for the Anna Maria Island trol-
ley, including inexpensive passes.
Secondly, step up public education about the
availability and desirability of public transportation.

Greatly increase promotion of the system.
How can this be accomplished? By a concerted
effort and a coordinated program of information and
Consider: The Manatee County Tourist Council,
the local chamber of commerce, and local entrepre-
neurs already provide a steady stream of publicity,
advertising and direct mail to potential markets and
individual families wishing to visit here.
The Islander and the Anna Maria Sun's extensive
readership is an ideal medium for an informational
and promotional campaign.
Rental agents can easily pass out information to
each visiting family on their arrival.
Together, these means would carry the message
to the public.
Incentives could be used to encourage using
public transportation. These could include money,
gift certificates, free or discount tickets and additional
discounts on lodging.
All a concerted program takes is a little coor-
dination. Combined, this could reduce the strain on
the public transportation budget and ease our traffic
problem as well.
Jack Wilhelm, Holmes Beach

Peace Day pride
My wife and I just got back from the Peace Day
ceremonies at Anna Maria Elementary School, and I
couldn't be more proud of our community.
What a great school we have with such talented,
loving students and gifted, insightful teachers. The
program was uplifting from the book written by
the fourth-graders to the song sung by the students,
I found myself inspired to be a better man.
It is so wonderful to attend a school event in
support of the children, then to walk away having
been so blessed by them. I want to thank students

for the beautiful words about what peace looks like,
tastes like, smells like, sounds like, feels like; for the
inspiring music, voices and drumming; for honoring
the nations of our world and for smiles and joy. I want
to thank teachers and faculty for their stewardship
and respect for our fellow human beings, as well as
our planet. What a joy to be part of such a kind com-
We are so proud to live here, and very happy that
our granddaughter gets to go to school here. Thank
you for sharing your talents and passions with us.
You are right. Our children are a treasure. And I am
so glad to see they have conscious, insightful and
loving teachers to shape their formative years, along
with the parents and community members who love
Thanks for a superb start to a paradisiacal day,
Dakota Matthes, Bradenton Beach

Deepest gratitude
I read with interest the article in the Sept. 8 issue
of The Islander regarding John DeFazio, a mentor to
my son Ted. I can trace the path my son has taken in
life directly back to DeFazio's input.
In the summer of 1996, my son was a freshman
in high school and required to perform 100 hours of
community service for the International Baccalau-
reate program. He was horrified that my wife and
I insisted he get up every morning of his summer
vacation to walk the beaches for Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch in what turned out to be DeFazio's sec-
tion. Within days, DeFazio had taken him under his
wing, and my son became enamored with the whole
concept of AMITW. Before the summer ended, he
had helped DeFazio dig up flooded nests, track statis-
tics and he had learned a great deal about the turtles,
their environment and bi, 1, ,,'\.
As his high school career progressed, my son
stuck with AMITW. When we first arrived on the
Island, before Suzi Fox became AMITW's director,

hatchlings in precarious areas were moved to a hatch-
ery, but because a turtle's sex is determined by the
nest temperature, government agencies decreed that
the nests should be left alone. The previous certificate
holder on the Island did not agree with this, and there
was some contention. Ted, who was required to write
a thesis for school, decided to address the issue by
studying nest temperatures relative to the shoreline.
He spent the summer before his senior year di ', in, 1
holes at a set distance from each nest, and measuring
the temperature at various depths. His study showed
the nest temperature is dictated more by its' position
relative to the dunes, vegetation and shadows than it
was to the shoreline.
By this time, DeFazio had left that section of the
beach, and Ted was working closely with Fox, and
current Anna Maria Commissioner John Quam and
his wife Birgit. By the time he was a senior, Ted was
a coordinator for AMITW.
He went on to graduate from the University of
Florida with a degree in biochemistry. He next earned
a doctorate in molecular pharmacology and then went
to law school, where he is in his senior year studying
patent law. He also is a husband and a father.
So, as a father who, with great pleasure and pride,
watched his son grow to be the man that he is, I would
like to extend my deepest gratitude to AMITW, to Fox
and the Quams and most especially to DeFazio, who
instilled a great deal of compassion into a 14-year-old
youngster that has helped carry him to where he is
Craig T. Ajmo Sr., Anna Maria

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In the Sept. 27, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Bradenton Beach city commissioners approved a
$6 million motel/restaurant/retail complex at the comer
of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive that was expected to
generate $160,000 in permitting fees and $21,000 in
annual property taxes for the city. The mother-daughter
team of Barbara and Angela Rodocker were the devel-
opers/owners. The Rodockers also own and operate
Silver Surf motel in Bradenton Beach and Silver Sands
apartments on Longboat Key.
Anna Maria city workers discovered two baby
snakes while collecting trash along Maple Avenue.
The snakes were about 18 inches long and behaved
aggressively toward the workers. The snakes were
killed and a spokesperson with the Manatee County
Extension Service said they were likely pygmy rattle-
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said
she was not happy that Commissioner Don Maloney
quoted her prior remarks about consolidation at a
commission meeting she did not attend. Whitmore
said Maloney should have waited until she was pres-
ent to defend her comments.

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Sunshine complaint filed over dinner meeting

A Save Anna Maria officer is questioning whether
Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and
John Chappie violated Florida's Government-in-the-
Sunshine Law at a Beach Bistro gathering Sept. 15.
County Commissioner Joe McClash also raised
concerns about the dinner meeting and questioned the
appropriateness of county officials' participation in an
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce meeting
prior to their dinner.
Whitmore and Chappie had dinner with county
administrator Ed Hunzeker, Island businessman David
.. Teitelbaum, a chamber board
S member and member of the Mana-
tee County Tourist Development
Council, and Whitmore's husband
Andre Renard.
The dinner with Teitelbaum
was on Hunzeker's and Chappie' s
Chappie calendars and followed a regular
monthly Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce executive board
meeting attended by Whitmore,
Chappie, Hunzeker and Teitelbaum
at the chamber office in Holmes
Beach. At that meeting, Hunzeker
discussed problems with the Island
Whitmore trolleys, as well as plans to replace
the vehicles and compensate Island
business owners who paid to advertise on the trolleys.
An affidavit by Nancy Deal of Holmes Beach, secre-
tary of the citizens' group SAM, raised a question about
whether "there might be some kind of Sunshine issue"
with the meeting at the restaurant. She and husband Mike
were seated near enough to question the county party's
conversation and introduce themselves to officials.
Deal also sent state attorney Earl Moreland a letter
about the incident, stating that "the meeting did not
appear to be chance."
On Sept. 22, Deal's affidavit was attached to a
complaint filed with the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment. The HBPD report states that SAM treasurer and
Islander Carol Soustek dropped off the affidavit "in
regards to a possible violation of F.S.S. Ch 286 that
allegedly occurred at 6600 Gulf Drive (Beach Bistro
Restaurant) possibly involving Manatee County Com-
missioners Carol Whitmore, John Chappie and Admin-
istrator Edwin Hunzeker."

Three days later, an HBPD officer interviewed
Deal, who told him "she had no other information to
provide in this case in regards to the specifics of the
conversation she allegedly overhead between the com-
Florida's Sunshine Law, one of the most extensive
open government statutes in the country, prohibits two
or more members of the same board or commission
from discussing a matter outside of a public meeting
that could foreseeably come before the board or com-
mission. The requirement for a public meeting is that
it be open and reasonably noticed.
Sam Morley, general counsel of the Florida Press
Association, speaking generally, said, 'The restaurant
meeting is subject to the Sunshine Law if it was a gath-
ering (formal or informal) of two or more board mem-
bers to discuss some matter on which foreseeable action
would be taken by the board."
Deal wrote that she didn't listen to the conversa-
tions, but at one point overheard Whitmore say "say
either 'builders' or 'developers.'"
Deal also wrote she heard "Mr. Hunzeker say
either '... not alarm the public...' or '... not inform the
Deal said in her affidavit that she interrupted the
conversation. "I said, 'What does that mean?' I then
identified myself by name and as a member of SAM. I
also asked if there might be some kind of Sunshine issue
here, to which Commissioner Whitmore responded,
'You notice that I was not talking.'"
Reached via e-mail for comment, Deal replied, "I
have no comment at this time."
Whitmore said the dinner was on the up-and-up -
that there was no discussion between her and Chappie
about an) thing that might go before the county board.
"I totally did not break any rules. I did not talk to
Chappie. He spent most of the night talking to David
Teitelbaum. I spent most of the night talking to my
husband and Ed. I know the rules," said Whitmore,
adding that the diners sat at the bistro bar, and she was
not seated beside Chappie.
In her letter to Moreland, Deal said Whitmore and
Hunzeker "engaged in a continuous conversation."
Whitmore questioned the objectivity of the com-
plainant, noting Deal's involvement in SAM, an orga-
nization that often takes political positions contrary to
Whitmore and once refused her membership.

Volunteers sought for Oct. 2 cleanup

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The annual Coastal Cleanup will take place Sat-
urday, Oct. 2, at a number of locations on the Island,
as well as elsewhere in Manatee County.
The local event, part of a worldwide effort and
marking the 25th anniversary of the campaign, is
co-sponsored by Keep Manatee Beautiful and the
Ocean Conservancy.
Cleanup activities will take place from 9 a.m. to
noon, with registration taking place at the following
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Kingfish Boat Ramp, Manatee Avenue/State
Road 64, Holmes Beach.
Coquina Beach, Gulf concession stand, Bra-
denton Beach.
FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton Women's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton.
Church of Christ, 201 Ninth Ave. E., Braden-
Bradenton Police Department substation, 1404
14th St. W., Bradenton.
Ray's Canoe Hideaway, 1289 Hagle Park Road,
Manatee County.
Jiggs' Landing, Braden River and Linger Lodge
roads, Manatee County.
Emerson Point Conservation Preserve, west
end of 17th Street West, Palmetto.
Since the cleanup began 25 years ago, more
than 7.8 million volunteers worldwide have removed

more than 135 million pounds of litter.
Last year, 500,000 volunteers removed 7.4 mil-
lion pounds of litter from shores and other sites in
108 countries and 45 U.S. states. Manatee County
volunteers numbering 1,103 removed 22,117
pounds of trash from 131 miles of shore and road-
'The ocean is our life support system yet
marine debris continues to threaten its health," said
Vikki Spruill of Ocean Conservancy. "From product
design to disposal, we all have a role to play in keep-
ing our ocean clean and eliminating marine debris.
The International Coastal Cleanup is an essential
step to finding solutions. ... By understanding
sources of marine debris, we can work together to
solve this problem."
For more information about the cleanup, call
Keep Manatee Beautiful at 941-795-8272 or e-mail
keep @ manateebeautiful.com

Volunteers at a previous cleanup. Islander File
Photo: Lisa Neff

"It's election time," said Whitmore, a Republican
who is running for re-election against Democrat Sundae
Lynn Knight in the Nov. 2 general election. Deal's affi-
davit was circulating on the Island and in Cortez last
week, partly with the help of advocates of Hometown
Democracy/Amendment 4 ballot measure, who also
are hosting a fundraiser reception for Knight Oct. 9 in
northwest Bradenton.
Reached for comment on the Beach Bistro gather-
ing, Hunzeker said "absolutely" the diners adhered to
the Sunshine Law, rules he said that are "ground in" by
his four decades in government.
Referring to Chappie and Whitmore, he said, 'They
didn't talk about an thlling related to county business."
Referring to his conversations, he said, "I can talk
to any politician I want."
Chappie was not reached for comment.
The county attorney's office, asked to review
the affidavit, said it determined the complaint lacked
But McClash, after reading Deal's affidavit, said,
"There was obviously discussion of county business at
the bar at the Beach Bistro.... That, to me, crosses the
line of what you are allowed to do. The county admin-
istrator shouldn't have a selective meeting with two
commissioners and talk about county business. Period.
Whether it's at a bar or in the county administrator's
office. That's not the way the Sunshine Law expects
you to carry out business.... It's a bad situation."
Regarding the Sept. 15 chamber meeting, McClash
said he didn't think the Sunshine Law was violated, but
he did have qualms about Hunzeker sharing his recom-
mendations for the trolley and the advertising campaign
at a chamber meeting before presenting them to the
county board.
"I don't think it had to be noticed as a government
meeting as long as there was no discussion with the
county commissioners," said McClash. "Certainly there
are a number of meetings that county commissioners
attend and there is no discussion, and there is nothing
wrong with that. I don't really have an issue with the
meeting taking place with two commissioners being in
However, McClash added, taking issue with Hun-
zeker's trolley report to the chamber, "It would have
been more appropriate to brief the county commission
But Islander publisher Bonner Joy claims the
chamber meeting likely should have been noticed.
The chamber acted on behalf of the county to sell
and collect funds for advertising on the trolley, Joy said,
so there should have been proper notice of a public
meeting for that discussion. "We also learned Hunze-
ker requested an 'embargo' on public information until
such time as his proposals could be presented to the full
board of county commissioners," Joy said.
Morley, the FPA attorney, told Joy, in a prelimi-
nary review, "This situation seems similar to the case
where an ad hoc committee appointed to meet with the
chamber of commerce to discuss a proposed transfer of
city property was found to be subject to the Sunshine
Law. Here, two commissioners and the administrator
met with the chamber, apparently as some form of rep-
resentatives of the full board, regarding public business.
I would think it should have been noticed and open."
Morley also indicated that when a staff member
engages in a policy-based decision-making function with
other members of the board, it is a Sunshine meeting.
Morley further said whether a county commis-
sioner spoke or did not speak does not apply in terms
of whether the law requires the meeting to be open and
Deb Wing, executive administrative assistant at the
chamber, said the county commissioners often attend
the chamber meetings, and "we always post a sign on
the door of the AMI chamber to let people know."
A spokeswoman with the attorney general's office,
the state agency that oversees Sunshine matters, said
Sept. 17 that she could make no comment as to whether
the case Morley cited would apply to the Sept. 15 Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce meeting at which
Hunzeker addressed the Island trolley.
She also said her office had received no complaint
regarding either the Sept. 15 chamber meeting or the
Beach Bistro dinner.

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Florida campaign financing has new challenges

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Following the Bush-Gore presidential election
of 2000, the Florida Legislature made a number of
changes to the state's election laws, campaign financ-
ing and reporting laws. Campaign treasurers now
have more functions to perform.
Attorney Jennifer Davis of the Florida Depart-
ment of State said campaign treasurers have many
duties and responsibilities to follow in the perfor-
mance of their job.
Among a treasurer's duties is to follow the
requirements of the Florida statute on campaign
finance reporting.
This section requires that the campaign treasurer
report all contributions of $100 or more and include
the full name, address, specific occupation, amount of
contribution and the date with "as clear a description
as possible" of the contribution.
Regarding expenses, Section 106.07 of the statute
requires the treasurer's report to give a "clear purpose
of the expenditure."
Other statute requirements are that a candidate and
treasurer must remember that the campaign deposi-
tory "shall not be opened until after the DS-DE-9 is
on file with the filing officer."
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Form DS-DE-9 is the appointment of a campaign
treasurer and the designation of the campaign deposi-
tory for candidates. A candidate is allowed by statute
to be his or her campaign treasurer.
The same statute also states that the DS-DE-9
"shall be on file prior to authorizing another to make
expenditures" on the candidate's or campaign's
Section 106.011(16) FS states that "Nothing pro-
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to become a candidate prior to filing DS-DE-9, as
long as no contributions are received and no expen-
ditures made."
The maximum contribution by an individual or
business in a municipal election is $500, although
candidates may loan their campaign more than that
In the recent race for the Republican Party nomi-
nation for a U.S. Senate seat, one candidate spent
more than $2 million of his own funds, but failed to
gain the nomination.
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The next report from all campaign treasurers in
Manatee County is due at the elections office on or
before Oct. 10 for the period from Sept. 10 to Oct.
The Nov. 2 general election involves races in all
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press deadline had not reached the candidate to dis-
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vaccine that will protect against three different flu
viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and
the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last
The Manatee County Health Department, 410
Sixth Ave. E., Bradenton, is offering flu shots Mon-
days and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1
p.m. to 4 p.m.
The shots are free for people with Medicare and
$25 for others.
Walgreens, with the slogan "Get it. Before you
get it," is offering walk-in all-in-one shots at the


Wednesday, Sept. 29
5:30 to 7p.m. Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Chamber of
Commerce "Business After Hours" at the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost,
401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.
Saturday, Oct. 2
8:30 a.m. Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle speaks
to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. to noon Coastal Cleanup volunteers meet at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; Kingfish Boat Ramp, Manatee
Avenue/State Road 64, Holmes Beach; Coquina Beach, Gulf concession
stand, Bradenton Beach; or FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road, Cortez.
Information: 941-795-8272.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids fair at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.
9a.m. to 7p.m. Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island "Food Raiser"
to benefit All Island Denominations food bank at Publix Super market in
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778- 1880.
Monday, Oct. 4
11 a.m. "The History of Cortez" with Sam Bell at the Studio
at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
6:30 p.m. -Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest
speaker Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1788.
Tuesday, Oct. 5
Noon Jim Dunne speaks to Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island at
the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-359-4296.
1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers writing session with Barbara Goff at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
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, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational study
group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 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:
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

Off-island events
Saturday, Oct. 2

Island store, 3248 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach, also
is offering all-in-one shots. Customers can make
appointments Thursday through Monday this
week, or walk in on Tuesday.
Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach,
will offer flu vaccines from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tues-
day, Oct. 12.
Pricing at stores depends on insurance plans,
but generally a non-Medicare customer can expect
to get a shot for about $25-$30, not taking other
insurance coverage into account.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
hosted a vaccine day last week.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host its vac-
cine day Friday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon and
the cost $25.
On Longboat Key, the Longboat Island Chapel
will host a flu shot clinic Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Additionally, many physicians are offering flu
shots, with insurance plans sometimes covering the
expense, or part of the expense.

8 a.m. to noon Open house at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600
24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2222.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plant fair at the Manatee County Extension Office,
1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-4524.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GreenHome Wamalama Green Business Expo
at Robarts Arena, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota. Information: www.wamalama.com.
4 to 9p.m. Family Night at the Museum: "Farming, Food and Fun"
at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131. Fee applies.
Coming Up:
Oct. 7, "Ladies of the Camellias" opens, Island Players.
Oct. 7, "Roguetoberfest," Waterfront Restaurant.
Oct. 7, "Antigone Now" performance, South Florida Museum.
Oct. 7, "Connexions" season opening, Longboat Key Center for
the Arts.
Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG
Golf and Country Club.
Oct. 8, "Here and New" art reception, Anna Maria Island Art
Oct. 8, Singer-songwriter night, Back Alley.
Oct. 8-24, Festival sARTee.
Oct. 9, Rummage sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Oct. 9, Master gardener nature tour, DeSoto National Memorial.
Oct. 10, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island "Sunset" exhibit, Sun-
House Restaurant.
Oct. 11, Life: A History of Life on Earth with Jeff Rodgers, Studio
at Gulf and Pine.
Save the Date:
Oct. 15, World Party, South Florida Museum.
Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.
Oct. 16, ArtSlam, downtown Bradenton.
Oct. 21, Empty Bowls luncheon for the Manatee Food Bank.
Oct. 22, Goblin Gathering, G.T. Bray Park.
Oct. 23, Causeway 4 the Cause cancer walk.
Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org.

Box office opens for
Island Players show
The box office is open for the first Island Play-
ers show of the 2010-11 season, "Ladies of the
The play opens Thursday, Oct. 7, and runs
through Sunday, Oct. 17, at the theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Performance times are Tuesdays through
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The box office hours are Monday through
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gareth Gibbs is directing. His cast includes
Barbara Fleming, Robin Rhodes, Mark Wood-
land, Jim Thaggard, David Ohlson, Peter
Ruscoe, Mary Jo Johnson, Vinnie Conte and
Heiko Knipfelberg.
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Cancer walk set for causeway
The first annual Causeway 4 the Cause benefiting
the Susan G. Komen for the Cure will take place Sat-
urday, Oct. 23, on Manatee Avenue from the Island
to the mainland.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness
The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Walkers will
go east along Manatee Avenue/State Road 64, hiking
across the bridge to Perico Island and on the Palma
Sola Causeway.
Walkers will turn around at either 3-mile or
5-mile marks and return to the beach.
Organizers of the event, which is sponsored by
Beach Bums in Anna Maria, are asking that walkers
donate $25.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's larg-
est grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and
activists, raises money for breast cancer research,
education and prevention.
For more information about the walk, call 941-
224-7506 or e-mail causeway4thecause@tampabay.
The campaign also has a Facebook page, where
people can become participants.

KoKo competes in
Big Bang contest
Frequent Island performer KoKo Ray Hansen
will perform in The Big Bang Show Oct. 7 at Nova
535, 535 MLK Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg.
Hansen will be competing for a cash prize and
the chance to advance to the Big Bang contest finale
featuring top local performers.
Hansen, whose wife Diana Bogan reports for
The Islander, is the founder of KoKo Ray and the
Soul Providers and has performed locally, as well as
in major entertainment destinations, including Las
Vegas, Atlantic City, N.J., and Chicago.
For ticket details go to www.brownpapertickets.
For more information about Hansen, go to www.
New arts
group forms
Artinsight-Sarasota is a new group of local art-
ists, with members from Anna Maria Island, Sarasota
and Siesta Key.
Anna Maria artist and interior designer Bettina
Sego is a founding member of the group, which is
working to "promote the visual arts in Sarasota and
Manatee County through exhibitions, special events
and the Web," according to a news release.
The group's first exhibit will be at Living Walls,
1311 Main St., Sarasota, from Oct. 1-23, including a
reception for the artists at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
For more information, call Sego at 941-779-2106
or visit www.artinsight-sarasota.com.

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To speak and protect
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson talks
with members of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island recently about protecting themselves and
their property. The club meets Saturdays at 8:30
a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Ralph
Kiwanis announces
October lineup
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The October speaker schedule includes:
Oct. 2, Manatee County Commissioner Larry
Oct. 9, no speaker.
Oct. 16, Elliott Falcione of the Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Oct. 23, Paul Blackette of a local rowing
Gulf Coast Writers to meet
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Writers will share their work, as well as par-
ticipate in a writing session with member Barbara
For more information, call 941-778-7631.

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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Roger Murphree blinked to make sure he wasn't
He had stepped out of Bradenton's DeSoto Square
mall that was all decked out for the Christmas holiday
into the parking lot, where he heard a commotion.
A pirate ship was sailing on wheels down
-- the street. Aboard were
pirates, laughing and waving
and shouting above the high-
decibel rock 'n' roll.
Murphree was new to
the area, but he was certain
what he was seeing was
Murphree uncommon, if not unreal.
"I blinked," Mur-
phree remembered during an interview at The
Islander office in Holmes Beach. "Then I was
convinced that it was something that I was
really seeing a rock 'n' roll pirate ship."
Murphree used his cell phone to call his wife,
Debbie, who was still back in their hometown of
Dallas. "You won't believe what I'm seeing," he
said, and then informed her of the spectacle. "How
cool would it be to be part of that?"
These days, Murphree is an integral part of that
pirate crew he saw rocking and rolling past the mall
four years ago. Murphree is the new president of the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, elected this summer
to a one-year term that coincides with the nonprofit's
40th anniversary.
Murphree took a job transfer in November 2006
from Dallas to Bradenton, where he works in the IT
division for Tropicana. His wife followed about a
year later, after retiring from UPS.
Both became involved with the Privateers soon
after relocating.
After researching pirate crews on the Web and
talking with new acquaintances in the area, Murphree
learned that it was the Privateers he saw that day
outside the mall.
So he attended a Privateers' gathering, where

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he met several members of the nonprofit organiza-
tion that is responsible for a variety of events on
Anna Maria Island, including the Thieves Markets
at Coquina Beach, Christmas and July 4 parades, a
kid's day marking the end of the school year and a
scholarship awards celebration.
"I went out, met some of the people,"
Murphree remembered.
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in love with everyone. I
fell in love with the ship. And I fell
in love with the Privateers. I was like a 12-year-old
kid. I said, 'I want to join.'"
He couldn't become a member fast enough.
In fact, Murphree was listed on an AMIP contact
sheet before he officially became a member, which is
how he got his pirate name "HooDat."
Looking at Murphree's unfamiliar name on
the crew's contact sheet, Privateer Tim "Hammer"
Thompson asked aloud, "Who's that?"
The moniker stuck, though Murphree said some
have attempted to change it over the years, including
a push to call him "Gonzo" because of his resem-
blance to the Muppet character.
Last year, Murphree made a run for AMIP vice
president. "I was defeated soundly," he said.
This year, he stepped forward to run for president.
He circulated a 10-point platform among members

that listed, at No. 1, a pledge "to lead the member-
ship forward, with an eye to supporting each person
with respect, both as an individual and as part of an
overall team."
Murphree also pledged to run orderly meetings, honor
the group's traditions and history, encourage new ideas,
increase participation, guard the privateer's reputation as
a can-do club and strengthen the relationship with the
.. Conquistadors in Bradenton.
"I struck enough of a chord," Murphree said of
his campaign. He assumed the office Aug. 1.
The president has several official duties: to
chair the meetings, appoint committees, review
books and reports and sign checks or bank
Murphree's term is unique in that it coincides
with a historic year celebrating four decades of
serving Island youth and community.
"We have huge plans in mind," said Mur-
He rocked back and forth in his chair as he
considered what to disclose, and what not to
disclose about the anniversary. "But I hesitate
to get into too much detail," he said.
"We have a committee for the 40th anniversary
celebration. At virtually every event that we normally
do, we will tie the 40th anniversary into the event,"
beginning with the monthly thieves markets that start
in November.
In addition, the group is planning a big bash and,
said Murphree, there are plans for "something very
special and very huge. It's the mystery event that no
one will want to miss, an event of epic proportions
and historic significance."
It isn't listed in the official duties, but the presi-
dent also serves as a promoter.
Murphree said the 40th anniversary year likely
will result in increased funding for the group's youth
programs, specifically the scholarships awarded in
"The Privateers is absolutely all about kids and
community," Murphree said. "And this will be a good
year for giving back."


The Islander invites you to celebrate
Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 29!

The Islander newspaper will host a critter corral in front of the
newspaper office from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Prizes will be
offered for pets in the scariest, most original and silliest costumes,
as well as pet-owner look-alikes. Contestants will gather in a corral
outside the office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with registra-
tion beginning at 5 p.m. and judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce office with a kid's costume contest and then a trick-
or-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters
are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals.

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Studio calls for turtles
The Studio at Gulf and Pine is calling for turtle-
themed artwork for an exhibit during ArtsHop, which
will take place Nov. 12-14 at various venues on Anna
Maria Island.
The entry call from the Studio, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, announced, "Create an original piece of
art inspired by the loggerhead turtles of Anna Maria
Island. All media welcome."
Entries in the exhibit will be auctioned off during
ArtsHop, with the artist receiving 40 percent of the
sale. Winning bids will be announced at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Studio.
To register work, go to www.studioatgulfandpine.
Other ArtsHop events include:
A gallery walk.
One-act play performances at the Island Players
theater in Anna Maria.
An Anna Maria Island Chorus and Orchestra
concert performance of Richard Rodgers and Oscar
Hammerstein music.
A book-signing Carolyne Norwood's "A Tale
of Three Cities" at the Anna Maria Island Histori-

cal Society in Anna Maria.
A sock hop at the AMIHS museum grounds.
ArtsHop organizers continue to plan for the
Art league announces
fall classes
The Anna Maria Island Art League is enrolling
students adults and children for fall courses
and workshops.
For details about the courses at AMIAL, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, go to www.islandart-
league.org or call 941-778-2099.

Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
The speaker will be past club president Jim
For more information, e-mail Dantia Gould at

Knitting class to begin
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, warms up to fall with a
knitting class taught by Sylvia Noguera.
The class will meet at 10 a.m. Monday begin-
ning Oct. 4.
Other classes offered at the Center include tai chi
for health at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday beginning Oct. 5;
watercolor for beginners at 10 a.m. Tuesday begin-
ning Oct. 5; Pilates-based strength training at 5:30
p.m. Thursday beginning Oct. 7; ballroom dance at
7 p.m. Monday.
For more courses and details on registration, call
the Center at 941-778-1908 or go to www.islandcom-
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Commission reviews recycling proposals

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach likely will not cycle through
another year with a city-staffed recycling program.
City commissioners Sept. 21 reviewed and
praised bids from four companies seeking to pick
up a contract for curbside recycling in Bradenton
Beach. The city's sanitation department will, how-
ever, continue to collect solid waste.
Commissioners decided to hire a private contrac-
tor to save money not just in personnel costs, but
also in equipment costs, especially repairs to aging
city trucks.
Waste Pro of Florida, Waste Management, Waste
Services of Florida and Republic Services are vying
for the contract. Representatives from all but Repub-
lic Services attended the commission meeting last
Waste Pro district manager Andy Toller described
his company as the largest, private solid-waste col-
lection company in the state, with quality customer
"I think the commission knows exactly how we
feel," Toller said. "We've wanted your business all
Toller promised to help Bradenton Beach fulfill a
goal of recycling 75 percent of the city's solid waste
by 2020 with an educational program aimed at resi-
dents, businesses and schools.
Waste Pro's bid pledged a customized schedule
for the city, the use of new recycling trucks and added
collection containers on holidays.
Waste Pro's fee schedule was $3.07 a month per
residential unit and $15 per month for commercial
sites that use a 96-gallon bin.
Waste Pro's cost to sort and dispose of residual
garbage is $75 a ton. After subtracting such costs,
the company offered to split 50/50 any profits from
recyclables with the city, which would be detailed in
a monthly report.
Waste Pro would be able to recycle cereal soda
boxes, items not on the city's list.
Waste Management currently collects recyclables
and trash in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
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The company would run the recycling route at
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Anna Maria code enforcement board
alternate member Mike Selby's July 29 resignation
letter to code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon was
delayed in reaching the mayor. It was e-mailed July
29, but did not reach Mayor Fran Barford's desk until
after the board's Sept. 13 meeting.
Barford said she became aware of Selby's res-
ignation when Rathvon presented the matter to the
code board Sept. 13 meeting.
The mayor said she contacted Selby and apolo-
gized to him for the delay.
Barford agreed that Rathvon should have
informed her and the staff when she received the
letter in July, but noted that Selby's e-mail was sent
to Rathvon directly, rather than to the mayor or city
clerk e-mail accounts.
"I wish he had addressed the letter to the city or
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promising that the company's top priority was cus-
tomer satisfaction. "We think we'd be a good partner
for you.
Republic Services' proposal for an exclusive
contract included providing each residence with one
recycling bin, which would be set at the curb once a
week for collection.
The collection fee would be $3.50 a month per
residence. The commercial fee for a 14-gallon bin
and a 96-gallon cart would be $4.50 a month per
Franchise fees for the city would be part of the
negotiation with the top bidder, said city clerk Nora
Commissioners may decide on a contractor as
early as this week a work meeting on recycling
is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at city
"It's going to be a hard decision," said Commis-
sioner Gay Breuler.

Rathvon went on vacation Sept. 14 and is not
expected to return to work until Oct. 4.
Barford said Rathvon did not intentionally with-
hold the letter, but believed she had to first present it
to the code board. And the code board did not meet
in August as originally planned.
The mayor said withholding a public record is
not the city's policy.
"We have jeopardized Mr. Selby and I apolo-
gize," she said.
"We just need to re-address the policy of public
records with staff and tighten things up," Barford
She said the city and staff "know better than any-
body about public records and we want to be up front
that a mistake was made."
Selby e-mailed the newspaper last week asking
for a correction to the Sept. 22 report that said his res-
ignation came on the heels of Harry Stoltzfus' recall
from office, although the resignation letter was sent
before the recall election occurred. The announce-
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AM discussion on PAR plans continued

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners at their Sept. 23
meeting continued the public hearing of a site plan
submitted by Pine Avenue Restoration LLC for 308
Pine Ave. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, after learning that one
of the PAR planners was ill and could not attend the
Mike Coleman of PAR said engineer Lynn
Townsend Burnett, who was scheduled to present
the plan, unable due to illness to attend.
Commissioners in May voted 3-2 to reject the site
plan for 308 Pine Ave., but Coleman said the plan was
redesigned to address the commission's objections.
After that May 27 vote, PAR filed a legal action
against the city, claiming the design components were
the same as other plans accepted by the city.
And State Rep. Bill Galvano gave his final legis-
lative update to commissioners and the public. Gal-
vano has been a representative for eight years and,
under Florida law, cannot serve a fifth consecutive
two-year term.
Galvano said he was instrumental in obtaining
another $141,000 from the Legislature for Island
beach renourishment projects.
Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve an amend-
ment to the city's duplex ordinance to allow modi-
fication of an existing two-family dwelling that the
owners had been unable to renovate.
The ordinance was presented by attorney Scott
Rudacille for Sandpiper LLC, owner of what was
formerly Sandpiper Inn, located between North Shore
Drive and North Bay Boulevard.
Rudacille said the company could not get a build-
ing permit to renovate the property because the units
were joined across the lot lines, not connected on the
same lot as required by code.
The amendment is the only way to get a permit to
improve and upgrade the units and property, he said.
In addition, it's presently an eyesore to residents.
Sandpiper LLC will pay all expenses associated
with the ordinance. "This will be at no cost to the
city," Rudacille said.
The P&Z board had recommended 4-2 that the

Professional seam-
stress and quilt
designer Albertine
Veenstra, left, shows
a quilt she made of
the city pier. The quilt
will be auctioned
by the Anna Maria
Island Historical
Society at the Anna
Maria City Pier
Centennial May 14,
2011. Helping Veen-
stra hold the quilt is
Sue Anderson of the
historical society.

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Drug take.-b
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Police Department last week
collaborated with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Admin-
istration on the National Take-Back Initiative.
HBPD's Lt. Dale Stephenson said the take-back
went better than he expected, with about 20 people
going to HBPD between Sept. 25 to dispose of
unwanted or expired medications.
"The pills aren't healthy for the environment to
be flushed because they get into the aquifer," Ste-
phenson said. "Or even if they get thrown away they
end up in the landfill."
Stephenson said the program also could have a
positive effect on crime.

State Rep. Bill Galvano gave a legislative update
to the Anna Maria City Commission at its Sept. 23
meeting for the last time in office as he is pro-
hibited by term limits from seeking a fifth term.
Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

commission reject the proposed amendment because
it had concerns about the site plan. But, Rudacille
said, the amendment is not a site plan.
Commissioners agreed that saving older Anna
Maria structures was a good idea if it could be accom-
plished, but agreed with the P&Z that the owners will
have many issues to overcome in gaining approval of
any site plan.
Rudacille agreed. "I've been involved in many
site plans on the Island and there are always chal-
lenges to meet," he said.
Commissioner Dale Woodland favored the
amendment, noting that prior commissions "have
bent over backward to accommodate existing units

ick a success
"At least these people who are getting rid of the
medications know they won't possibly come into the
hands of juveniles," Stephenson said. "I don't have
any record of this, but accidental suicides by prescrip-
tion overdose are pretty high."
It was the first time the DEA held the nine events
from Pensacola to Fort Myers. Together with the
DEA's "A Bag's Life program," also held Sept. 25,
the DEA collected 2,200 retail plastic bags to be recy-
cled, more than 120 used cell phones and 140 char-
gers to be donated to charity, and 730 pounds or 220
bottles of medications to be disposed or destroyed.
At the conclusion of the Holmes Beach event,
HBPD Officer Joel Pierce sealed the box of medica-
tions and turned it over to the DEA for disposal.

to comply with the code."
Newly elected Commissioner Gene Aubry also
liked the amendment.
"We have heard over the years we want to remain
Anna Maria and I think this is a step in the right direc-
There was no comment from the public and the
amendment passed 5-0.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society requested
the commission approve a 10-year lease with an option
when its present lease of city property on Pine Avenue
expires in December.
But Commissioner Chuck Webb said he was con-
cerned about what might be needed in the city in five
years and proposed a five-year lease with a five-year
option to renew.
Melissa Williams of the AMIHS said it would be
"hard" to get the board to agree to those terms, par-
ticularly since the historical society would "pay our
way" with the discovery of the underground spring
on the property.
"I just want to be safe," Webb said.
Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Committee
chair Sissy Quinn gave an update on the progress
of events for the two-day celebration May 13-14,
2011, and showed commissioners a quilt sewn by
professional seamstress Albertine Veenstra that will
be auctioned at the celebration.
The pier committee plans to host a booth and
sell pendants and T-shirts at the Bayfest celebration
in October in Anna Maria.
In other business, P&Z board member Bob
Barlow asked the commission to consider giving final
site-plan approval back to the P&Z board.
The commission voted earlier this year to have
elected officials, not appointed board members,
approve major site plans.

Lower tax rate

finalized for AM
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Commissioners at their Sept. 22 final hearing
on the 2010-11 budget unanimously voted to retain
the city property tax rate ad valorem taxes at
1.7882 mils, the same rate in the 2009-10 budget.
The commission wasted little time passing the
new budget and millage rate at the hearing, having
ironed out financial issues at two prior budget work
sessions and one public hearing.
City treasurer Diane Percycoe had originally pro-
posed a $2.1 million budget with a 1.8665 millage
rate the roll-back rate that would allow the
city to receive the same amount of ad valorem tax
revenues as in 2009-10. The higher rate is actually a
"roll-up" rate, Percycoe said.
At a prior work session, commissioners agreed
to move $45,000 from the $985,000 reserve fund to
meet the needs in the 2010-11 budget.
Even taking $45,000 from reserves leaves the
city with a reserve-to-operating budget of 44.7 per-
cent, well above the 35 percent recommended by city
auditor Ed Leonard, Percycoe said.
Because of the recent decline in property values,
a 1.7882 ad valorem rate might reduce a property
owner's tax bill this year when compared with 2009-
10, Commissioner Dale Woodland said.
Commission Chair John Quam said the 1.7882
millage rate is 4.4 percent lower than the 1.8665 rate
presented in the original draft budget submitted to
commissioners in July.
Percycoe reminded the commission that the city
only receives back about 11 percent of the total taxes
collected from a city homeowner by Manatee County
One mil equals 1 percent (1/10 of 1 percent). At
the city's ad valorem rate of 1.7882, an owner with
a home appraised at $300,000 would pay $536.40 in
city property taxes in the coming fiscal year.
If the rate had been set at 1.8665, the homeowner
would have had a city tax bill of $559.95. The lower
rate saves the homeowner $33.55 in taxes for the
fiscal year 2010-11.

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The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
a Food Raiser Oct. 1-3 at the Publix Super market in
Holmes Beach.
Barrels for the collection of food will be outside
the store all three days. Also, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2, volunteers will be at the store, col-
lecting cash donations as well as food.
The collection will be donated to the All Island
Denominations food bank hosted by Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria.
Rotary members will be getting support for the
Food Raiser from Girl Scouts Troop No. 590.
"We are asking you to help those in need of the
basic necessities of life on our island and our county,"
said Barry Gould, who chairs the event with wife
Items urgently needed include baby cereal,
baby food and formula, diapers, pasta, cereals, tuna
and other canned fish and meat, peanut butter, rice,
canned soups and stews, macaroni and cheese, dried
and canned beans, canned vegetables and fruits, fruit
juice, flour and sugar and nutritious snacks.
For more information, call Dantia Gould at 941-
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Oct. 14, Parent Teacher Organization meeting
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Wednesday. Oct. 6
Breakfast: Grits. Bagel. Cereal. Toast.
Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun, Baked Beans. Cole
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Lunch: Chicken Nuggels, Grilled Cheese,
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AME follows path to peace

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Lance Valadie, 5, flashed the peace sign.
"It's a happy day," said the kindergartener cele-
brating his first Peace Day at Anna Maria Elementary
School Sept. 22.
Lance joined AME's other students in a morn-
ing celebration in the school yard, surrounded by
the colorful flags of nations carried to the rally by
fifth-graders under the direction of teacher Gary
The Peace Day program began with the parade of
flags, with students walking from the cafeteria along
a shaded path to the covered walkway in front of the
school. There, some students planted their flags in a
garden, and others stood holding their flags through-
out the ceremony.
"The American flag, there it is," shouted a kin-
dergarten student in Maureen Loveland's class as the
stars and stripes passed.
Another student, pointing to a colorful green
flag with a round circle shouted, "What's the tomato
"That's not a tomato," said another.
Nearby, kindergartener Hailey Kagin, 5, giggled.
She wore a "Peace begins with a smile" T-shirt and
waved at friends.
"Peace is good," she proclaimed.
Principal Tom Levengood welcomed students,
teachers, parents and others, including members of
the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club, which sponsored
the event.
The principal also led the Peace Day celebrants
in the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance,
an oath students recited with gusto.
After student Grace Cucci lighted a candle for
peace, AME counselor Michelle Savchuk explained
the 2010 Peace Day theme Peace Prints and
that AME students are encouraged to clear a path to
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The celebration closed with students walking
under a massive student-created Olympic flag as
"Blowin' in the Wind" the Peter, Paul and Mary
version played over the loudspeaker.
Peace Day, said Loveland, provided teachers an
opportunity to talk with students about world peace,
but also about "how to be kind to each other and be kind
to the Earth, about how peace means love and sharing
and caring for other people more than themselves."
The AME celebration took place a day after
the designated International Day of Peace, marked
annually on Sept. 21 with calls for a day of non-

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young people. Let us give them a world of peace and
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Beach robberies
Miles Quartermain, 19, of Bradenton, confessed
Sept. 21 to three burglaries in Holmes Beach, accord-
ing to law enforcement authorities.
Quartermain took Holmes
Beach Police Department detec-
tive Mike Leonard to all three
locations on the north end of the
city and in Key Royale. Quarter-
main was then taken into custody
and booked into the Manatee
Quartermain County jail.
He had been questioned as part of
a police investigation and was under mobile surveil-
lance, according to an HBPD police report.
Quartermain faces charges with three counts of
burglary, unarmed burglary to a structure and posses-
sion of marijuana.
Additional and subsequent charges are pending
from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and Bra-
denton Police Department, the release said.
As of Sept. 22, Quartermain remained in jail on
a $22,500 bond.
Leonard could not be reached for comment prior
to the press deadline for The Islander.


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach
Sept. 18, 100 block of 67th Street, disturbance. A
Holmes Beach Police Department officer was dispatched
to check a report of kids who had camped out at the beach
where excrement and toilet paper were found. The officer
went to the beach, but the campers were gone.
Sept. 18, 300 block of 59th Street, disturbance. An
officer arrived at a residence to check a report of arguing.
Upon arrival, the officer found no disturbance.
Sept. 18, South Harbor Drive, reckless driving. An
officer was dispatched to a boat ramp on South Harbor
Drive in reference to a possible intoxicated person who
drove his boat onto the ramp. Upon arrival, the officer
saw the suspect sitting at the bow of the boat, waving at
the officer. The suspect staggered as he came off his boat
and walked up the ramp. Witnesses said they watched the
man drive the 19-foot vessel into the canal at a high rate of
speed and then turn toward the ramp and back up. He was
then observed accelerating onto the concrete boat ramp.
The suspect refused a breathalyzer, filled out a crash report
and was released.
Sept. 19, Key Royale Bridge, fishing. An officer was
dispatched to the Key Royale Bridge in reference to sub-
jects fishing under the bridge. The officer told the fishers
they could not fish under the bridge and they left.
Sept. 20, 3000 block of Avenue E, theft. An HBPD
officer responded to Island Real Estate, 6105 Marina Drive,
after a report of a stolen trash can from the 3000 block of
Avenue E. The complainant said he was the caretaker of
the property and someone stole the trash can from in front


Genevieve Novicky Alban
Genevieve Novicky Alban, 91, formerly of Anna
Maria, died Sept. 22 in Orlando at the home she
shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Genevieve
and Donald Parm.
She was born March 7, 1919 in Youngstown,
Ohio. She received a teaching certificate from Kent
State University in 1938 and taught in various schools
in the Youngstown area until elected to public office.
She served as clerk-treasurer of Boardman Township,
Ohio, until her retirement. She received the Teach-
ers Medal from the Freedom Foundation of Valley
Forge. She was an active life-long member of the
Republican Party and past-president of the Orlando
Republican Women's Club. Mrs. Alban founded the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island to promote art
and culture on the Island and to provide a venue for
local artists.
Mrs. Alban was a devout Roman Catholic and
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach, and a member of the St. Bernard Ladies Guild.
She was a published author and poet of writings that
include an instructional handbook, which fostered
reading skills, and a poem, "Ode to Anna Maria Isle."
She co-authored "The History of the Slovak People
of the Mahoning Valley," which is noted in the Con-
gressional Record.
Memorial donations my be made to the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Calling hours will be from
6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Griffith-

of the home.
Sept. 20,4000 block of Gulf Drive, animal complaint.
An officer responded to a parking lot at 4000 Gulf Drive
where he saw three dogs inside a parked car that was in
the shade. The officer later told the owner someone was
concerned for the dogs. The owner said he was about to
leave and that the dogs were OK because there was water
in the car and the windows were down. The officer said
the dogs did not appear distressed.
Sept. 21,49th Street, lewd behavior. Complainant said
she was speaking to a man at the beach at 49th Street when
the man exposed himself.
Sept. 21, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. Complainant said someone took his backpack. He
said the backpack contained $15, three pairs of reading
glasses and a library book.
Sept. 23, 3248 E. Bay Drive, disturbance. An officer
was dispatched to Walgreens in reference to a customer
causing a disturbance in the pharmacy. The officer saw
that the customer was upset because the pharmacist would
not dispense his medication. The officer found out the pre-
scriptions were not issued because the subject's doctor
instructed the pharmacist to not fill the prescriptions. The
offender was issued a trespass warning.
Sept. 23, 3230 E. Bay Drive, theft. A clerk at the Island
Mail & More store told an HBPD officer that a man wanted
change for a $10 bill. The clerk said he provided change
and then the customer said he gave the clerk a $20. After
arguing, the clerk gave the man an extra $10. The clerk
gave a description of the man and said he had misidentified
the amount paid in the past.

Alban at the
Artists Guild
Gallery she
helped found.
File Photo:
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Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
ton. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon
Friday, Oct. 1, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Burial will be in
Youngstown, Ohio. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home.
Mrs. Alban is survived by her children, Carolee
and husband John Monroe of Claremont, Calif., Gen-
evieve and husband Donald Parm of Orlando, John
and wife Rosanne Novicky of Crescent City, Calif.,
Sally and husband Jon Anstrom of Boardman, Ohio,
Marita Novicky of Riverdale Park, Md., and Mary
Susan and husband Walter Clark of New Rochelle,
N.Y.; grandchildren Murray, Mark and Mary Monroe,
Peggy Huebner, Beth Meany, Genevieve DeVelvis,
Donald Parm, Justin and Elizabeth Novicky, Erik and
Ryan Anstrom, Edward Novicky and Amy, Gwen and
Henry Clark; 15 great-grandchildren and her faithful
companion, her cat, Whitty.

David E. Chick
David E. Chick, 75, died Sept. 23. He was born
Oct. 23, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Mr. Chick moved to Holmes Beach in 1961 and
on retirement moved to Colony Cove in Ellenton. He
resided at North River Estate, Ellenton.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Sat-
urday, Oct. 2 at the North River Estate Clubhouse,
Ellenton. Burial was at Mansion Memorial.
Mr. Chick is survived by sister Janice Gemper-
line of Holmes Beach; nieces Kristin Gemperline
of Sarasota and Stephanie Gemperline of Holmes
Beach; and companion Lillian Slaten.

Willena C. Parsons
Willena C. Parsons, 95, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 14. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and
moved to Holmes Beach in 1979 from Dalton, Ga.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
2, at Northwest Baptist Church, 7913 Ninth Ave.
N.W., Bradenton. Burial will be at Whitfield Memo-
rial Cemetery in Dalton, Ga. Donations may be made
to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota
FL 34238.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory,
43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Family condolences may be made online at www.
Mrs. Parsons is survived by son Dan of Holmes
Beach; grandchildren, Keith, Scott, Chris and Bonnie
Parsons; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-


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Bayfest design votes due Sept. 30

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will take votes for the best Bayfest T-shirt design
through Sept. 30.
A Bayfest committee selected from 18 entries
its three favorite designs to promote the event, set to
take place Oct. 15-16 on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
and featuring live music, food and beverages, arts and

crafts and children's activities.
Now the committee is asking Islanders to select
their favorite from the images created by Anna Maria
Historic Green Village developer Mike Thrasher,
Islander cartoonist Joe Bird and ADD Studio archi-
tectural designer Olga Martinez.
Islanders can vote for their favorite.

Organizers plan to announce a winner by the end
of month to provide time to attach the logo to post-
ers and other promotional items, as well as print the
To weigh in on a favorite, e-mail Thompson at
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Sept. 30.

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Soccer season settles in at Center field

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The 2010 recreational soccer season is officially
under way at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center with games being played every night of the
week and some Saturday matches.
Though it's early to track trends and prognosti-
cate which is the team to beat, it's apparent that the
Premier Division for ages 14-17 is going to be a dog
fight. That age division got off to an exciting start
Sept. 20 with a back-and-forth battle between Wash
Family Construction and the Beach Bistro. WFC out-
lasted the Bistro by a 9-8 score behind Austin Wash's
four goals and three goals from Daniel Pimental.
Elijah Clay-Chapman chipped in with two goals in
the victory for WFC.
Beach Bistro was led by Julius Gomes, who
matched Wash with four goals of his own, while Max
Miller added two. Samantha Latimer and Hunter Parrish
completed the scoring with a goal apiece.
The second Premier game of the week also was
decided by one goal, but was contrasting in style.
The Sept. 23 contest between Beach Bistro and West
Coast Surf Shop ended in a 2-1 victory for the Bistro
as Julius Gomes scored a pair of goals to help the
Bistro even its record at 1-1. Chandler Hardy notched
the lone goal for the Surf Shop in the loss.
Autoway Ford jumped to an early lead in Divi-
sion I (ages 12-13) standings on a pair of victories.
Autoway opened its season with a tight, 5-4 win
over Mike Norman Realty Sept. 22 behind a pair of
goals from Sydney Cornell. Francesca Parkin, Neil
Carper and Henrik Brusso each notched single goals
for Autoway in the win.
Lauren Sapienza led Mike Norman with two
goals while Logan Reiber and Michael Duffman each
added one in the loss.
Autoway Ford took on The Gathering Place Sept.
23 and came away with an easy 5-1 win behind three
goals from Henrik Brusso and two from Neil Carper.
The Gathering Place received its goal from Blaine
Jenefsky in the loss.
Division II for ages 10-11 looks to be competi-
tive with three of the four teams earning victories
in the first week of action. The game of the week
had to be the 7-7 tie between Sparks Steel Art and
Southern Green Sept. 22. Southern Green was led
by Michael Latimer's five goals and two goals from
Reese Helvey.
Tyler Yavalar's four goals paced Sparks Steel Art,

carries the ball
forward as a
pair of Connie's
defenders give
chase during
soccer action at
the Anna Maria
Island Con-
munity Center.
Islander Photo:
Kevin Cassidy

Jack Barnes dribbles the ball toward the goal for Jessie's, while Rory Welch of Connie's Landscaping gives
chase during soccer action at the Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

which also received two goals from Dylan Joseph and
one goal from Brooke Capperalli in the tie match.
In other Division II action, Mr. Bones BBQ
opened its season with a 6-4 victory over Wash Family
Construction Sept. 20 behind two goals apiece from
Ben Connors and Jake Miller. Leo Rose and Nicole
Sewall completed the scoring with one goal apiece.
Wash Family Construction received a goal apiece
from Gavin Sentman, Madison Gunn, Michel Datolli
and Nico Colleja in the loss.
Sparks Steel Art earned its first victory of the
season Sept. 24 in a 3-1 decision over Mr. Bones.
Tyler Yavalar notched a pair of goals and Dylan
Joseph added one goal in the victory.
Willow Cooper scored the lone goal for Bones
in the loss.
Southern Green kept its division pace with
Sparks, thanks to a 6-3 win over Wash Family Con-
struction Sept. 24. Michael Latimer was unstoppable,
scoring five goals to lead Southern Green, which also
received one goal from Jean-Paul Russo in the vic-
Wash Family Construction received a goal apiece
from Nico Colleja, Madison Gunn and Gavin Sent-
man in the loss.

Jessie's Island Store earned its first of the season
victory when the team rolled past Connie's Landscap-
ing by a 4-0 score in Division III action Sept. 24.
Hannah McCracken, Jack Barnes, Daniel Sentman
and Gerardo Serrduo each scored a goal for Jessie's
in the victory.
Connie's Landscaping was led by goalie Corbin
Greg, who made several strong saves to keep Con-
nie's within striking distance in the loss.
Fran Maxon Real Estate defeated Jessie's Island
Store Sept. 22 behind two goals apiece from Taro de
Haan and Josh Class. Allie Connelly added a single
goal to complete the scoring for Maxon.
Jessie's was led by Gerardo Serrduo's single goal
in the loss.
Look online at www.islander.org for Center
soccer schedules and standings.

Horseshoe news
Two teams emerged from pool play with the
required three victories Sept. 25 and were left to
battle it out for the championship during horseshoe
action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Tom Skoloda
"walked" all over the team of Jeff Moore and Jay
Disbrow by a 21-6 score.
Sept. 22 horseshoe action saw only the team
of Barb Dudley and Norm Good emerge with the
prerequisite three victories and they were the day's
outright champs. The team of John Johnson and Sam
Samuels took second place on the day.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Key Royale Club news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole,
individual-low-net golf game Sept. 22. Dan Hayes
earned clubhouse bua''ia n rights with a 1-under-par
63. One shot back in second place was Vince Mer-
cadante, while Carl Voyles took third place with a
3-over-par 67.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a
nine-hole, individual-low-net game Sept. 21. Nancy
King took top honors in Flight A with a 1-over-par
33. Sue Wheeler carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first
place in Flight B, while Joyce Brown, Markie Koziak,
Erma McMullen, Joyce Reith and Jane Winegarden
all tied for second place with matching 33s.



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Anglers salivating for fall kingfish run

By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Anglers are anxiously preparing for the fall king-
fish run. Dropping water temperatures and the influx
of bait in the area should draw the kingfish in from the
south within a few weeks. Already, there are tons of
Spanish mackerel off the beaches, another indication
that conditions are favorable for king mackerel.
Capt. Steve Salgado said mangrove snapper and
red grouper are close to shore. He said there also are
a lot of trout and mangrove snapper in the bay and
anglers can catch an early-morning and nighttime bite
for snook. He added there are sharks on the south end
of Egmont Key, and anglers can hook them using live
threadfins or pinfish.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said September fishing can present the
best action this coast has to offer. The inshore and
nearshore bite has been exceptional the past week,
he said.
"With huge pods of bait around the Anna Maria
area, blacking out the bait well has been no problem,"
Howard said. "Shiners have been thick in the Anna
Maria Sound area, Key Royale, Terra Ceia and on
the beaches right against the shoreline. I have been
filling both live wells on my boat with two throws of
the net."
Howard said redfish have been active around
oyster bars, potholes, docks and in the mangroves.
He suggests anglers chum with shiners to get the red-
fish to turn on and fire up the bite. He said as the full
moon goes away this week, the redfish should feed
Speckled trout have been steady in 2-8 feet of
water, where seagrass beds enable them to stage. He
said the nearshore bite, from a half to 3 miles out, has
been on fire with giant schools of Spanish mackerel,
bonito, tarpon and a variety of sharks, such as black-
tips and spinners.
Rocky Corby from the Anna Maria City Pier
said Spanish mackerel are running through the pier in
large numbers, and he said the majority are keepers.
Anglers have had luck with spoons and white jigs,
he said. Corby added that anglers are still hooking
some tarpon in the early morning hours.
Erica Webb from the Rod & Reel Pier said
fishing has been slow with the exception of a couple
black drum.
Capt. Warren Girle said his anglers on Sept.
23 didn't catch large numbers of redfish, but caught
redfish to 28 inches, trout to 24 inches and one 4-foot

Gary Lauch-
lin caught
and released
this 32-inch
snook in
Sarasota Bay
while on a
charter trip
with Capt.
Warren Girle.

hammerhead shark in the bay. "Only the second ham-
merhead I've ever caught in the bay," he said. He also
reported ladyfish, Spanish mackerel and bluefish in
north Sarasota Bay.
Girle said he netted bait on a flat in front of
Longboat Pass and saw a school of redfish that had
just come through the pass in skinny water on an
incoming tide. "It had to have been a school as big
as my living room, about 150-200 fish in 18 inches
of water," he said.
Girle said he cast four times as the redfish were
going away from his boat, but he didn't get any bites.
"It was nice to see a brand new group of fish that just
came in," he said. "I've never seen that before."
Capt. Logan Bystrom said he's been fishing off
the beaches and finding a bunch of Spanish mackerel
and sharks. He also has been finding schools of red-
fish and trout over deeper flats in the mornings.
Capt. Dave Pomerleau, "The Mad Snooker,"
noted cooler weather helps make fish more active.
"The cooler the water, the more dissolved oxygen
it holds," he said.
Pomerleau said he's been catching an average of
30-40 snook per trip. "They're saying the snook got
wiped out, well, there's still plenty of snook where
I've been fishing," he said. "I can't say where I've
been fishing, but I've been fishing real close to the
Island. We've been fishing under the moon and the
water's smooth as glass at night, with a light ripple.
Temperatures are comfortable, it's 75 degrees, you're
not getting sunburn. You're just enjoying the perfect

Mike Patterson,
left, caught and
soon released
this snook in
the bay waters
off Longboat
Key with Capt.
Justin Moore,
right. Islander
Photo: Cour-
tesy Cayman

temperature night air."
Send fishing news and photos to fish@ islander.

Keegan Murphy, 12, of Holmes Beach, shows off
a barracuda he caught off French Reef near Key
Largo while on summer vacation in the Florida
Keys. It was caught with afresh ballyhoo using
an 1/8" ounce jig head and 12-pound test line, on
a light spinning reel. It jumped at least five times
and, according to dad, David, "it was a miracle we
ever landed this on such light tackle, taking about
30 minutes to boat." The fish was successfully

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By Rick Catlin

Island Tattoo in the AMI Plaza,
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is
now open and owner Tim Sheffstacc
said he's received a warm reception.
"We're really pleased with the
many nice comments from people,
especially those with families," he
said. "We're very kid-friendly and we
have things for the kids to do while
mom or dad are getting a tattoo."
With more than 35 years experi-
ence among Tim and tattoo-artist Joel
Van Aelst, no design is too difficult,
Tim said. Tim's daughter Kassie also
is a tattoo artist at Island Tattoo.
Island Tattoo also does face and
body painting and temporary henna
"fun" tattoos.
The business is open from noon to
midnight daily.
For more information, call 941-

Martinis shaken
and stirred
Anna Maria Island's newest res-
taurant, bar and entertainment venue
is Martiniville, also in the AMI Plaza,
Holmes Beach.
Martiniville held its grand opening
this past week with food, a full liquor
bar and live Reggae music.

The fare is an American-style menu
and Martiniville features the Island's
only wood-burning brick oven for the
best possible pizza.
Outdoor dining is available on a
boardwalk created alongside the building
with fans and cool air vents, and Marti-
niville also has a raw bar for customers.
Drinks are prepared with an Island
flavor, said general manager Jon Rob-
erson, who invited Islanders, visitors
and area residents to stop in and say
For more information on Martini-
ville, call 941-779-1000.

Chamber meals
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce will hold its monthly
networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the
Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
Reservations are required and the
cost is $15 per person.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the
chamber will hold its monthly sunrise
breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525
St. Jude Drive, Longboat Key.
Reservations are requested and the
cost is $8 per person.
For more information on the lunch
or breakfast, call 941-778-1541.

Olive Oil Outpost to
host chamber event
The Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, will host an open

Island Tattoo,
the only tattoo
parlor on Anna
Maria Island,
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in the AAMI
Plaza, 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes
Beach. From
left are owner
Tim /..
office manager
Ellen Riley, Tim's
daughter Kassie,
and tattoo-artist
Joel Van Aelst.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

house business-after-hours event with the
Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands
Key Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the
Admission is $5 per LLSA Cham-
ber member and $10 per guest.
For more information or to RSVP,
call the chamber at 941-383-2466.

Got a new business going up in Anna
Maria Island, Cortez, Palma Sola,
west Bradenton or Longboat Key?
How about a new product or service,
an anniversary, a new hire, or an
award-winning staff member? Call
Island Biz at 941-778-7978, fax your
news to 866-362-9821, or e-mail us
at news@islander.org.

Put your name, your message, your memorial
on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier
prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration!

Kaboom sponsorship includes a premium, reserved custom plank at the
landside base of the pier, custom plank certificate, sponsor recognition in
Islander-pier online and print promotions and 4 VIP seats at the Anna Maria
City Pier Restaurant Saturday, May 14, 2011, for the fireworks celebration,
including champagne toast and dinner for four people.

Firecracker sponsorship includes a custom pier plank and certificate, sponsor
recognition in Islander online promotions and 2 VIP seats at the Anna Maria
City Pier Restaurant Saturday, May 14, 2011, for the fireworks celebration,
including champagne toast and dinner for two people.

-1MGLE PLAkK: Including up to 12 letters, $100. Additional letters $3.
To order visit City Pier Plank Walk at www.islander.org.
For more information, call 941.778.7978.


The Islander

Dogs at wor
By Gillian Kendall
Special to The Islander
Katie didn't take the day off work on her fourth
birthday. On Sept. 16 she partied in her office at Anna
Maria Island Accommodations, 315 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. More than 20 Island residents and visitors
came to wish the toy poodle a happy birthday.
Owner Rebecca Barnett said, "I wanted to do
something special, so I put together the birthday invi-
tation and got some cupcakes. There's been a steady
stream of people all day, people who come in and say
'hi' and bring her a present. She got two toys there, a
water bottle, and she got loads of treats and a kerchief
to wear."
This was the dog's first celebration at the rental
office. "I've only had her almost a year; she was my
mom's dog, and my mom passed away last Septem-
ber," Barnett said. The last time my mom was here,
she said, 'I want you to have her.' Because me and
my husband don't have any children, she had seen
how we spoil our other dog and cat, and she wanted
to make sure Katie was spoiled well, not spoiled,
but pampered."
One night in December, Katie got sick and Bar-
nett took the dog to the animal emergency clinic.
"The next morning I was telling my boss I was really
worried, and she said, 'Just go get her and bring her
back to work.'" Barnett came back with the dog and
a playpen, and since then Katie has gone to work

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'k: Poodle public relations

Katie and Rebecca Barnett at work at the 'flip-flop
company, Anna Maria Island Accommodations.
Islander Photo: Gillian Kendall
"Tuesdays and Wednesdays are our days off, and
when I come back on Thursdays I'm told,' So-and-so
came in to see Katie and you weren't here.' She has
quite a fan club," Barnett said.

Katie looks on from atop
a chair as vacationer
Florence Beaver, Toni
Lyon of The Islander,
Rebecca Barnett and
Tammy Anazalone of
Timeless Treasures
enjoy the party for
Katie at Anna Maria
Island Accommodations.
Islander Photo: Gillian


Katie's work day begins at 9 a.m. with a nap in her
padded playpen. "She has a cushy office job," Barnett
observed. As other employees arrive, "Katie has to greet
everyone at the door, and everyone has to love on her,"
Barnett said. "After that she's ready for another little
nappy. But a lot of times, she's out of her pen and she'll
sit on a chair by whoever has food.
"She has lots of friends. We go for walks three
times a day behind the historical society. There's a
shady little path there and there's grasshoppers and
Katie's duties include being the official greeter.
Also, Barnett said, "She is the complaint department.
If people come to complain about something, we have
them tell Katie, and then they don't seem so upset.
She's a good listener. She's a very good PR person
for our company."
There have been no problems with the dog at
the office. Barnett explained, "Poodles are hypoal-
lergenic, they don't shed or an\ thi n'. so there's never
an issue. A lot of people come on vacation and they
don't have their own animals with them, and they
miss their dog, so they'll stop in and see Katie and
pet her.'"
"A couple weeks ago my sister-in-law from
Michigan came with her son and his wife, who live
in Bahrain. Katie recognized them after not seeing
them for over a year. She went ballistic, jumping up
and down and crying. I never saw her react to any-
body that way before. It was like she knew they were
family. I was almost crying, thinking about it, because
I was thinking, 'What if my mom came back? What
would she do if she saw my mom?'"
Barnett said that the dog still misses her former
owner: \ ly mom had a bit of sadness in her eyes
after my father died, and I see that in Katie once in a
while. Maybe it's just me feeling sad for losing my
mom, and I'm projecting that onto her, but I think she
does miss my mom."
Now, though, Katie is bonded to her new owner.
"Since she started coming to work with me, we're
together 24/7," Barnett said. "There's a lot of emotion
and love rolled up in her."
Gillian Kendall is a freelance writer. See more
of her work at www.gilliankendall.net.








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COCKTAIL TABLE: STONE base with 1-inch glass
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bookshelves. Fabulous. $100. 941-761-1135.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-
wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THREE GRAND MIRRORS, gorgeous frames,
4x6 feet to 5x8 feet. $200-$350. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale at View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
DELL COMPUTER: 3.06 GHz processor, Win-
dows XP-PRO, $100. 941-756-6728.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
machine: install and service $2,100. You pick up,
$1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-
burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800.941 -

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-
for Nov. 19-21 "Save our Gulf" festival in Holmes
Beach to benefit Florida Institute of Saltwater Her-
itage. Call now, Joy Fitzpatrick, 941-545-3664.
CORPORATE AND GOLF entertainment. Private
parties and fundraisers. Florida: October through
March. www.bbrodney.com. 337-367-0339.
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TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry. hayes @ sothe-
bysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to noon Saturday.
Donations 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.

YELLOW MAINE COON cat lost from 6600 block
of Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Reward offered.
FOUND: LEATHER TEVA sandals on beach near
53rd Street, Holmes Beach. Call 941-779-0210.
LOST: PINK CASIO camera. Stayed at Tradewinds
Many wedding, pre-wedding photos. prestonim-
age@aol.com. 941-928-0193.
PETCAT: FOUR-YEAR old, inside only. Declawed.
A real lover. 941-993-4909.

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

BOAT PROBLEMS? DON'T delay, have our boat
repair specialists fix it today. We offer free towing
from dock to marina. Call N.E. Taylor Boatworks
bottom pant specialists at 941-794-2802 or e-mail:
info@taylorboatworks.com for details.
FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip: North end of
Anna Maria, easy access to Gulf. Up to 30 feet,
$150/month. 941-794-8877.

DRUMMER AND BASS musician wanted for
reggae band. 941-779-5246.
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For all
ages, call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941-778-

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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. $189,000. Call Jim,

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
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.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying, market analysis. 941-592-8373,
or e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
778-7770. Leave message.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
lows, cushions. Experienced, dependable. Call
Diane 941-778-6373, cell 941-724-6831.

and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.

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CLEANING SERVICE: WE take scrubbing seri-
ously. Have openings: Anna Maria Island, Long-
boat Key, west Bradenton. Over 18 years. Let us
take care of your home. Call for free estimate,
941-778-1014, after 2 p.m.
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch,
storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-
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.
KOKO RAY'S ISLAND studio: Back to school
specials through September. Instruction in flute,
saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St.,
Holmes Beach, 941-778-8323.

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 -
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TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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 -

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-
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.

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

Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week.
Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980.

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l^ ...-L Lido Shores Penthouse! 2BR/2BA,
1036 sf, heated pool, furnished end
unit with covered parking. $375,000

2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home,
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma
Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings,
all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
Realty, 941-794-1515.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331.

duplex in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA. Living room,
kitchen, storage, washer and dryer hook ups. No
pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.
1 BR. Carport, Paradise Bay. $975/month. Satellite
TV, utilities. Call 941-761-3341.

wireless Internet, non-smoker, no pets. beach-
condo25 @yahoo.com.
street to Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer.
Two screened-in decks, heated pool. $2,400/
month. 813-634-3790.

3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai,
completely furnished. One house from beach. Gulf
view. No pets or smoking. Two-month minimum.
813-689-0925 or HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.
annual, $825month. 941-592-6645.

ANNUAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier. 2BR/1 BA ground level, washer, dryer,
refrigerator, unfurnished, newly remodeled, no
pets or smokers. $925/month plus utilities, avail-
able now, 941-387-8610.

Gulf. 2BR/1 BA Furnished, washer and dryer, car-
port. Call Ed, 303-710-2996.

pool, fishing pier. $1,700/month, seasonal. 813-

DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf. Beautiful home,
3BR/2.5BA, boat dock, lift, pool, fully furnished.
$3,600/month, annual. 941-580-0626.
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ON THE BEACH! 2BR/1BA, ground-level,
attached garage, patio. Seasonal, monthly, weekly
rates. October discount. 941-348-9448
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426.
Web site 2spinnakers.com.

broker, referral. E2/EB5 Visa. Call James Adkins,
941-713-0635. www.AdkinsFloridaGroup.com.
distressed properties? Call James Adkins, 941-
713-0635. www.MyDistressedHome.com.
great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg,
941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.

Island real estate
216 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,363 sfla /
3,277 sfur 4bed/2bath/4car home built in 70x 110
lot was sold 09/10/10, Schoenknecht to Gutchess
for $695,000; list $849,000.
523 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,766 sfla
/ 2,938 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home
built in 1970 on a 87x108 lot was sold 09/09/10,
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to
Kaleta for $480,400.
506 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,668 sfla /
2,148 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built
in 1968 on a 98x103 lot was sold 09/08/10, US
Bank National Association to Martinez-Monfort
for $390,000; list $415,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-
Bay 941-778-7244.

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Jesse Brisson BrokfrAssociate, OgU
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

Deep Water Canal
This home sits on a lot & a half. Private dock
with no bridges to the bay! This home has a large
pool and plenty of space. $599,999

Luxury Condo
This community has tons to offer, beach access,
elevator, heated pools, spa, lanai, tons of storage,
bay dock and kayak launch. Peeks of the Gulf
from the bonus room! $369,000
Call Jesse Brisson

from beach. Spacious, remodeled. 2601 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. Call Lynne, 941-744-
2BR/1.5BA TROPICAL PALM Mobile Home Park,
55-plus. Canalfront, 15 minutes to beach. Hot tub,
pool, remodeled, doublewide. $49,000, one third
down, includes lot. Finance. Rent, $695/month.
863-608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.net.
AN AMAZING PIECE of property located right
in the heart of paradise. Located by 1-275 north-
south and 1-75 north and south corridor. This lot
offers 570 feet of saltwater canalfront that totals
1.09 acres and is a very rare find. 2215 Miguel
Bay Drive, Terra Ceia, FL, 34250. Call Ed DeLosh
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-730-9122.
THIS LOT IS in the perfect location to get away
from the big city. From Tampa/St. Pete head south
over the Skyway Bridge. From the south US 19
or 1-75 is an easy off, easy on. Nestled in the
middle of Tillits Bayou, Miguel Bay, Terra Ceia Bay
and Tampa Bay. 2420 57th St. Ct., Terra Ceia, FL,
34250. Call Ed DeLosh at Edgewater Real Estate,
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DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car
garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate
2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture, breath-
taking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under roof, north
Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
$3,500,000. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.

BUY MOUNTAIN LAND now! Lowest prices ever!
Bryson City, N.C., 2.5 acres, spectacular views,
paved road. High altitude. Easily accessible,
secluded. $45,000. Owner financing, 800-810-
1590. www.wildcatknob.com.
two-plus acres with great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls and large public lake nearby,
$99,500. Bank financing. 866-275-0442.
Now is the time! The market, interest rates, and
opportunities couldn't be better. New properties
added daily! Two percent buyer's agents! Bid now
online: www.OnlineBidNow.com. Hudson and
Marshall, 866-539-4174.

36 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
FOR SALE: CANALFRONT LOT, holmes Beach $400,000
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl@yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com

Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.

CORAL SHORES 5 minutes to the beach. 3 BR/ 2
BA, 1500 SF 2 car garage, screened porch. Great buy.
M ike 800-367-1617
Norman 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
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is ready to serve all your legal needs at our
offices on Anna Maria Island and in
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