Jenah Victor-Smith of Anna Maria is this weeks winner in the newspapers Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper T-shirt. Her photo of Nathaniel VictorSmith features more than a touch of irony the boy in the One Tough Cookie T-shirt is crying over the Hot Wheels car he received for his birthday. The photographer summed up the boys sentiment, Not what he wanted. Victor-Smiths photograph will go into a pool of weekly winners eligible for the grand prize of $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of other prizes from Islander advertisers. Entry info: Page 4.Top Notch: Hot Wheels meltdown Detour, paving continues in Holmes Beach. Page 5 Islander/reader op-ed. Page 6 Kids, travels, drum circle and event calendar. Pages 10-11 3 cities plan tax rate. Page 12 Island-area police reports. Page XXXX Island street map. Pages 14-15 Pages 16-17 Skyway pier remnants Page 18 Football rules. Page 20 ing. Page 21 Page 22 an apparition. Page 6Jo Ann Matticks dream. Page 8The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgHolmes Beach Page 3 PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE FRAUD, NEXT PAGE Obituaries Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAVOLUME 19, NO. 39 AUG. 3, 2011 FREE AMITW gets liked. Page 19 StreetlifeMusil-Buehler search: No body, no clues By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The search continues on the Anna Maria investigators suspect missing motel-owner Sabine Musil-Buehler was buried. Such a burial would have taken place in November 2008, nearly three years ago before a renourishment crew piled sand 2 feet deep on the Willow Avenue beach, before wind and waves reshaped the shore, and before sunshine and rain generated a new growth of sea oats. After two weeks of digging, often from about 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with breaks for lunch or a rainstorm, the MCSOs search had turned up no new clues on Musil-Buehler. A beach nearby had been searched less than two months after Haleys Motel co-owner Musil-Buehler disappeared. Her last known whereabouts were provided by boyfriend MCSO Sgt. John Kenney watches as tractor driver David Livingston slowly drops sand from his bucket. The MCSO continued to search an Anna Maria beach last week for the remains of Sabine Musil-Buehler, missing since November 2008. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff The bride of Bali Hai roams the beach looking for her groom in August. More, page 9.Arrest made in Key Royale fraudBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Holly Elaine Connelly, rallying support for disaster relief in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, built a reputation on Anna Maria Island as a do-gooder. But by late May, that reputation was tarnished. Already the Island was humming with allegations that Connelly, 29, a bookkeeper from Bradenton, had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars while she worked at the Key Royale Club. Early July 27, Connelly, through her attorney, surrendered to authorities. She was arrested for scheming to defraud the private club of $387,181.77 and detained at the Manatee County jail on $500,000 bond. Holmes Beach Police Department Detective Michael Leonard had been working on the case for months. Much of the investigation involved reviewing bank records. I do plenty of fraud investigations, Leonard said. But the extent of this investigation it went back three years. amiss at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, came in mid-May in a Dear Members letter from club president Craig Humphreys. Humphreys said the board of directors was working to continue normal operation of Connellybudget talks Duffys Tavern YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER Watch ALL the games on our 52-inch hi-def TVs, including MLB Extra InningsNFL Sunday ticket Open Every Day 1/2 PRICE Caribbean Grill 2 FREE GLASSES OF BEER OR WINE
2 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER FRAUD CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Call Shawn Kaleta, 941.778.8660 or Scott Eason, 941.778.7665GRAND OPENING!Antigua Model Home Model Open 9-5 M-F Open Sunday 1-4 315 62nd St., HB Were hosting a treasure hunt!We have new signs for our Coastal Cottage homes, and there are so many, we cant keep track! Antigua Model Home Model Open 9-5 M-F We cant recall where all our signs went... but you can help! And the prize for the list with the most correct sign locations is dinner for two at the Beach Bistro! Quick, help us out! Send your list (hint: 25 or so need to be found, all on Anna Maria Island) to Shawn@beachtobayliving.com by Aug. 5. recently discovered embezzlement. He announced a series of steps to protect the club in T he embezzlement is regrettable, but please do know that we are pursuing every means of prosecution and recovery, while we continue to operate the club in the (manner) to which you are accustomed, wrote Humphreys, who has consistently declined to talk with The Islander about the matter. I n a July newsletter, Humphreys informed members that authorities were close to making an arrest. T hats when Leonard, who is working with the state rant, which was executed July 27. HB PD C hief Jay R omine announced C onnellys arrest mid-morning, in a news release. A fter months of extensive investigation, M s. Connelly is accused of embezzling funds from the Key R oyale C lub during her employment there, the release stated. Later R omine said, D etective Leonard put many hours into this investigation and worked very closely Connelly had worked for the Key Royale Club as I n F ebruary 2010, C onnelly took a vacation from the job to go to Haiti with a C hristian relief group, G ods Chosen Ones Ministry in Miami. A fter she returned, she recounted her experience in a narrative for The Islander. Connelly concluded then, I am back home now in Bradenton and back at work at the Key Royale Club, but a piece of my heart remains in Haiti. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had to return to my family and my responsibilities. C onnelly worked for Key R oyale, dealing with club finances and operations, until A pril 2011. T he stated that she works for N orth R iver I nvestments in Palmetto. Court documents state that Connelly falsely represented the amount of money within the clubs accounts, wrote checks to herself and forged and uttered those checks at multiple Wachovia Banks. C onnelly allegedly deposited those forged and uttered checked directly into her own bank account. seeing some light at the end of the tunnel regarding our embezzlement problem. I t has been a very slow, frustrating, and complicated process. O n July 28, the day after C onnellys arrest, Key R oyale members expressed some relief, but still had questions about what happened to the money she allegedly took. As of July 28, Connelly remained in the jail. C ourt records show no other criminal complaints against her in M anatee C ounty. T here are records for tion and two small claims matters the most recent in 2009. A foursome heads out to start a round of golf during the 2011 Rally for the Cure at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. The event held earlier this year at the private course raised money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure campaign. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff Key Royale Club when she was preparing to travel to Haiti for a disaster-relief effort in 2010. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
THE ISLANDER AUG. 3, 2011 3 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach amendments. department budget. docks. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941West Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900. Of Interest meeting, administration building. ridor Management Entity committee, county administration building. closed. The Islander also will be closed. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander. org. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter well as the Holmes Beach Police Department. Emergency calls from residents in the area around the 500 block of 59th Street signaled smoke in the neighborhood. Hall said he was sent to a residence in the 400 block I checked the surrounding neighborhood and Hall then looked around the home and knocked on the door. The home, which is under renovation and for sale, was not occupied. home at 9 a.m. that morning. Yellow tape kept people away from the property. Several people drove by and appeared startled she said she had planned to show day. Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop said July 27 that he was out. A home on 59th Street in Holmes Beach was damaged Lisa Neff the kitchen, Lathrop said.AM hosts Buc cheerleader swimsuit shoot The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad will be in swimsuits off Bean Point in Anna Maria this week to pose for the squads annual swimsuit calendar. Anna Maria city commissioners last week approved a special event permit for the cheerleaders 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. between July 30 and Aug. 5. From noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, the squad will be at the Village Cafe at 501 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, to sign autographs and meet the public.
4 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER YOUR ENTRY MUST INCLUDE:NAME __________________________________ ADDRESS ______________________________ CITY ___________________________________ STATE _________________________________ PHONE _________________________________ DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN: ________________ LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN: ____________ ________________________________________ entry is Top Notch deadline Friday for Aug. 10 cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander T op Notch photo contest began publishare featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner with $100 cash prize from The Islander local merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T -shirt. Cortez Bait & Seafood, Hurricane Hanks Pub & Grub and Perks4Pets, as well as framing of the prize-winning photo by Karly Carlsons Framing and Photography. The fourth of six weekly deadlines is noon Friday, Aug. 5. T op Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year judges also will be looking for photos in a category of its own: Pets. Firstthrough third-place pet photos will earn special prizes appropriate to the pet from Perks 4 Pets. Digital contest entries should be submitted in original camera format via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or on a non-returnable disc. Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. D igital entries are encouraged, but contestants may send or deliver an entry to T op Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are found here and online at www.islander.org. E-mail entries must include required information in the e-mail text. One photo attachment/entry per e-mail. T here is no limit to the number of weekly entries. Islander photo contest rules 1) The Islander Newspaper Top Notch Photo Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photographers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from photography. 2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan. 1, 2010, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in any Islander or other competition are not eligible. 3) Photographs may be taken with any camera. No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted; no composite or multiple print images will be accepted. Digital photos must be submitted in original le format. Prints from digital or lm are accepted. Slides are not accepted. 4) Entrants name, address and phone number must be included either in the e-mail or afxed to the back of each print submitted. One e-mail per photo submission. E-mail single entries to email@example.com. Mail or deliver print entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. 5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish the original negative or original digital image if requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for materials submitted. Entrant must provide the name and address of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture with the entry. 6) Employees and paid contributors to The Islander and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the contest. Top notch past winnerE ntries need not be repeated weekly, as any photos preferred by the judges but not selected are moved for ward each week of the contest. Photos without the required entry information will Top Notch past winner by Penny Frick. MUSIL-BUEHLER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1William C umber, the person of interest in the MC S O investigation who said Musil-Buehler left their Mag nolia A venue apartment after an argument late Nov. 4, 2008, the date of the presidential election. T he beach in the general area also was searched last year. What brought the investigators back last month was the discovery July 9 of some of Musil-Buehlers possessions in an overgrown area of C ity P ark near Willow A venue. R esident E d M oss said the items, which the MC S O has declined to describe, were found while clearing out invasive plants from the park. T he MC S O searched the area with cadaver dogs July 12, then dug in a couple areas of interest July 13 and July 15. Then, on July 18, the MCSO, under a permit from the F lorida D epartment of E nvironmental P rotection, brought three tractors and drivers from its M anatee County jail farm operation to the site to begin digging up the beach near Willow A venue. The operation began weekdays about an hour after sunrise and continued to dusk, with the MCSO sharing the beach with walkers, as well as sunbathers, swimmers and skimboarders. At one point, a family gathered on the beach with a decorated tree for a C hristmas card photo just outside the search perimeter. A t another time, a family of 12 set the dig site. E ven under these circumstances, lifes a beach, said R ebecca A rdis of Lakeland as she paused from her A nna M aria I sland T urtle Watch and Shorebird M onitoring maintained a constant presence at the site to babysit loggerhead nests and be available in the event the MCSO found an unmarked nest. One well-guarded nest is due to hatch around Aug. 2, and AMITW plans to invite the MCSO team routinely detectives and crime-scene technicians asked about the hatchlings pending arrival back to the beach for the nest excavation. T he search took place July 18-22 and then resumed early July 25 and continued through last week. Investigators planned to return this week, probably on Aug. 1 E ach morning, investigators began the day opti Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube on site for an excavation at Willow Avenue in Anna Maria, where the MCSO suspects Sabine Musil-Buehler is buried. but also emphasizing they have a strong case and have an arrest. T he MC S O plans to re-interview C umber, who was sent to prison in 2009 for violating probation terms on a 2005 arson conviction. C umber and M usil-Buehler had met before he went home in Bradenton. A nd she visited C umber while he was preparing for his early release from prison in the fall of 2008. After Cumbers release, Musil-Buehler leased the apartment on M agnolia, which is just over a block from where her car was ticketed for a parking violation early Nov. 5, 2008, and several blocks north of where Moss found her belongings. The MCSO recovered Musil-Buehlers car in Bralot of a 14th Street bar and involved in a high-speed chase. The driver, Robert Corona, was convicted of steal ing the car, but is not a suspect in Musil-Buehlers disappearance. He told the MC S O he was checking unlocked autos for loose change when he found Musil-Buehlers car with the keys in the ignition. Corona didnt notice the blood stains that quickly lead the MCSO to suspect Musil-Buehler was dead, not missing. Tractors begin to move sand July 26 in the search for Sabine Musil-Buehler or clues to her disappearance. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
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6 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Opinion Your Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, email@example.com Kevin Cassidy, firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Catlin, email@example.com Jack Elka, firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Neff, copy editor, email@example.com Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Sales Toni Lyon, firstname.lastname@example.org Accounting Services email@example.com Production Graphics firstname.lastname@example.org Classi eds & Subscriptions Lisa Williams, classi email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Lisa Williams (All others: email@example.com) AUG. 3, 2011 (All others: firstname.lastname@example.org) (All others: email@example.com) (All others: firstname.lastname@example.org) WEBSITE: www.islander.org Raucous renters Its becoming more apparent by the month that residents of Holmes Beach are being victimized by the rental situation on our lovely island. The majority of new shoebox houses are being rented by the week, with as many as 10-13 people in cars parked outside for as long as the residents stay, next to the cans. Many of these rentals are squeezed on a lot with 10 feet separating both houses. As a nine-year resident of Holmes Beach, it is quite annoying to have to call the police to complain of people in the pool, yelling and screaming at 10:30 p.m. I would ask that the city of Holmes Beach and the rental agencies on Anna Maria Island be more considerate of the residents and strongly enforce the laws in place. Thomas F. Sabow, Holmes BeachThanks Thank you to The Islander for printing a report about a chair taken from my Holmes Beach store, Giving Back. I did get a helpful phone call with information about the person who stole it. I have not yet gotten the chair or money for it, but I had a wonderful surprise waiting in front of my shop a week after the incident. Someone took the time and effort to paint a nice wooden sign with the message, Thou shalt not steal, and left it in front of my shop for all to see. It was a fun surprise, and it made my day! Thank you to that anonymous donor. Susan Thomas, Anna MariaTo AMI friends of Haiti I am again back from Haiti, and while it continues to be a tremendously hurting country, with the prayers, support, and generosity of so many of you, good things did happen. A group from Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, N.J., and I visited several communities and left each one with donations to support their struggles and ministries to the poor. Three orphanages were given generous donations to help feed and care for the children, and additional donations were designated for the schooling of children left homeless by the earthquake. We cleaned, painted and prepared the Ministry of Presenence medical clinic, stocking its pharmacy shelves with your gifts of vitamins, ointments and drops, and for many days of our visit, hundreds of patients were warmly greeted and treated by the sisters and all went home with vitamins. While there, solar panels shipped from Bradenton were installed, which now provide a more dependable, sustainable and affordable source of electricity to pump the well and for the House of Presence, the clinic and, soon, the orphanage Elizabeths Place, which grew right before our eyes. The combined generous contributions of the sisters, many friends and families, including many of you on Anna Maria Island, are helping build the orphanground-level kitchen, cafeteria and gathering place, and Each day we would see the needed materials delivered, prepared and placed all by hand providing jobs for workers and a future home for some of Haitis forgotten children. Even the ladder they used was handmade! The walls rose higher each day, built to withstand any future earthquakes for safety of the children. And so, once again, we say Thank You. Every prayer, every dollar enhances our visit... and changes Haiti for the better. All the nations of the world have not been able to help Haiti, but through the goodness of each of you, we make a difference in the lives of so many. We are making a difference. Rev. Ron Joseph for the For the Ministry of Presence Inc., Bradenton Things that go bump Some day very soon we may hear tales of Sabine Musil-Buehler walking the beach at night in search of happiness. An apparition. Shell call out in search of the free and beautiful spirit that was hers in life. But we dont believe in ghosts. Or do we? Certainly there are tales aplenty on Anna Maria Island of spirits from the past that remain with us. One such tale is featured this week of a bride that haunts the beach near the Bali Hai resort looking for eternity for her groom. Its the stuff of urban legends. Tales that live on beyond the events of our day. Its folklore and we have plenty to go around on Anna Maria Island. As with all such tales, the telling implies nothing about the storys veracity, and as it changes over time, we develop a vested interest in preserving the tale. We like the long ago tale of a haunted house in Bradenton Beach and the young wife who roamed from room to room searching for her husband, who, according to the legend, was long lost at sea. The occupants in the 1970s perpetuated the legend by frightening young and old at Halloween with tales of invisible barking dogs at Romaines house of horrors hopefully barking from a recording. They sent many a kid running on their heels. But we need not look so far as mythology for tales of Anna Maria Island. Try looking up murder+Anna Maria Island on the internet search engines for a couple of nights of reading. St. Petersburg Times serving up some dicey stories of murder from the past, but none so interesting as the reports of the infamous Dr. Carl Coppolino of Longboat Key, convicted of killing his writers, John D. MacDonald, co-written with a long-ago acquaintance, the late Sarasota newsman Pete Schmidt, No Deadly Drug will keep you enthralled to the very end. Coppolino, an anesthesiologist, had written a textbook on anesthesia, and now he was writing the textbook on murder. After all, he had been acquitted of killing his girlfriends husband in New Jersey. A second trial in Florida would have a different outcome, although the drama of F. Lee Bailey for the defense in the courtroom did not go unnoticed in the media. Coppolino spent years in prison, and apparently lives a quiet life near Tampa, now married to his Florida girlfriend. The book, the trial, the interview in prison by a former Island publisher in another incarnation of The Islander, it was good stuff then and now. And its no legend.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 3, 2011 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL email@example.com 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIIn the Aug. 2, 2001, issue of The Islander, headlines announced: Date Low High Rainfall Skoloda got into a shouting match with Mayor Gary valves to control drainage in the city that were approved by the commission in October 2000 and in May 2001. told him the valves wouldnt work. record $5 million budget and set the ad valorem tax rate at 2.25 mils at their budget meeting, the same rate as the previous year, but exceeding the rollback rate. The actual operating budget was $3.5 million, with $1.5 million in the citys reserve account, up 25 percent from the previous years $1.2 million in reserves. reading of an ordinance that required commission meetings to end at 9 p.m. unless the commission declared an emergency. City clerk Alice Baird suggested the ordinance to Commissioner Jay Hill after many commission meetings lasted past midnight. Many of those late meetings required the city to pay overtime to staff, Baird noted. VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of MexicoROTTEN RALPHSThe Original Waterfront RestaurantB reakfastunchinnereer/Wine As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop! Free Wi-FiROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS CHECK OUT OUR ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST SPECIALS AT OUR BRIDGE STREET LOCATION AND $5 LUNCH SEPCIALS AT BOTH OF OUR GREAT WATERFRONT LOCATIONS Hook up with live shrimp at our Bridge Street Pier Bait Shop ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter If you look go by numbers, tourism is up. Tourism to Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key rose 5.8 percent in May 2011 when compared just released by Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa. The RDS May report to the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said 32,800 visitors came to the BACVB area in May compared with 31,000 for May 2010. For the year to date, tourism was up 2.8 percent The total economic impact of May tourism was $30.4 million, a gain of 7.4 percent from the $28.3 million reported in May 2010. Occupancy levels at BACVB members rose 3.5 Island tourism up in May to 58.7 percent. At the same time, the average room rate increased $7.10, rising from $122 in May 2010 to $129 for May 2011, a 5.8 percent jump. Visitors listed the attributes they liked most about Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and beautiful beaches was ranked No. 1. Good food and restaurants ranked No. 2 in May 2011, while a clean, unspoiled environment and clear, blue water were ranked No. 3 and No. 4 respectively for the survey month. The average family budgeted $1,585 for a vacation on Anna Maria Island and the per-person, perRDS reported the median family income of visitors for May 2011 at $102,488, a 10.2 percent increase from the May 2010 median income of $92,983. With temperatures in the 90s, clear skies and a bathwater-like Gulf of Mexico, Manatee Public Beach draws a weekday crowd July 20. Many Island residents and businesspeople have noted anecdotally no summer slump in tourism. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
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Mattick saw the need for parking spaces to ensure pedestrian safety, and at the same time create a convenient Island trolley stop at the pier entrance. Last week, Matticks dream was realized as work crews from Woodruff & Sons Inc. opened about 400 feet of boardwalk on the north side of the pier from the North Bay Boulevard bridge to the pier entrance and opened the north parking lot for motorists and the trolley. The dream was for people in wheelchairs who couldnt get out and onto the pier. They had to sit in a car and watch, and if a parking space facing the water was unavailable, that was too bad, Mattick said. The commissioner wanted wheelchair-bound visitors to be able access the waterfront and to have a rest area on the boardwalk that would not obstruct pedestrians, while allowing for an unrestricted view of the city pier, Tampa Bay, Perico Island and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. In 2005, Mattick began a search for a grant that would fund the project. She discovered a fedeeral transportation enhancement grant program that provided funds for new projects to beautify scenic areas. Mattick wrote the long and tedious grant application and was rewarded with a $359,000 grant to the city. Originally believing that would be enough for the boardwalk, Mattick, by then a city commissioner, found out that, because the Florida Department of Transportation was overseeing the disbursement of funds and engineering the project, it meant construction had to be to federal standards, which proved to be more stringent and expensive than county or city requirements. The $359,000 wasnt enough to build an 850-footlong boardwalk, benches and to provide turtle-friendly lighting on the boardwalk, two shelters at the pier entrance, a trolley stop, a new pier sign, and install native landscaping and rearrange the parking lot to provide dedicated spaces and additional parking slots. The city was in a quandary over what to build with the funds, but Mannon Lavoie of the DOTs community affairs department, began searching for more grant funds. After searching many months, Lavoie discovered an additional $500,000 that had not been taken and convinced bringing the total grant to $859,000. That was enough to build everything in Matticks dream, but the credit goes to Lavoie, Mattick said. It was really thanks to her we were able to go through with this, Mattick said. Without her extra work, we would have ended up with maybe two new shelters and a new sign, and thats about all. Construction on the north portion of the project project will be completed by mid-October, before the arrival of the winter tourist season. I think our visitors and residents will be very pleased with how the new addition really blends in with the pier. I think it appears very natural, and when the landscaping grows in, it will look great, Mattick said. The boardwalk is raised about eight inches above the ground and will have turtle-friendly lighting for evening visits. The north shelter will serve as the Island trolleys pier stop, while the south shelter can be used for picnics or just relaxing. A new sign for the pier entrance will be installed once the south portion of the project is complete. The project also calls for benches on the boardwalk, bike racks, concrete pads for news racks, picnic tables, irrigation and erosion control for the Bay Boulevard bridge. Motorists can expect intermittent, temporary lane closures along South Bay Boulevard as construction and tinue.
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Bali Hai co-owner Al Bouziane thinks urban legend might be a better choice of the description of the strange tales of the bridge on the beach. The bride of Bali Hai has no name, but some ghosthunter websites say shes a mourning soul searching the seas for her lost husband. Bouziane and brother Dave have never seen the Bali Hai ghost, but have heard plenty about it, especially since the Internet began ghost story websites. My mom built this place in 1971. It was nothing but vacant land and no one had heard of any ghost stories, said Al Bouziane. story of the ghost bride of Bali Hai. They dismissed it as just another Island legend, but the story never died. With the advent of the Internet in the mid-1990s, the story found a home on many websites devoted to ghost stories. and woman got married on Anna Maria Island many years ago. The man was a sailor who went to sea one day and never returned. His bride has been looking for him ever since. Shes described on the website as appearing only in August, wearing a white wedding dress, walking the beach in front of the Bali Hai in the late evenings. According to the legend, shes usually observed out of the corner of the eye. When the person looks directly at Al Bouziane said several years ago, a woman staying at the resort to the south of Bali Hai told him she had seen the ghost bride walking the beach late one August night. But no one else has ever come to him claiming theyve seen the woman in white, he said. Word of the Bali Hai ghost, however, has spread considerably. I get about a hundred calls a year from people asking about the ghost bride. Weve had ghost-hunters come in August, stay for a week and walk the beach at night. One August, we had a group of women who held a sance on the beach, and another time, a group of motorcyclists came for a week to see the ghost. The story has grown so much that a New York daily newspaper Bouziane cant remember which sent a reporter to Bali Hai several years ago to investigate. Hes happy to talk about the Bali Hai ghost story, but believes its just a story that started many years ago and developed into an urban legend. Bouziane said he and his brother have never read anything about a man drowning or lost at sea, never seen But were happy to tell people what we know. Just walk the beach late at night in August and maybe youll see her. A lot of people come every year looking for the bride, he said. all report on the ghost of Bali Hai. Its just a good story thats grown over the years, said Kimball McKay of Sebring, who comes with his wife Marillyn often in summer to stay at the Bali Hai. Al told us the story, but weve never seen anything strange. But we dont make it a habit to walk the beach late at night looking for her, he said. Whatever or whomever the bride of Bali Hai is, hers is not the only ghost tale on Anna Maria Island. Beach near the Longboat Key Bridge, there was a hotel torn down years ago and, and later the area became a county park. According to the website, On the beach, a male shoreline and vanishes. This particular area has a lot of wandering spirits at night, but this male ghost has been seen in daylight and looks totally out of place. Manatee County marine rescue chief Jay Moyles, who is in charge of the lifeguards at Coquina Beach, said hes heard of the man in black apparition over the years, but none of the lifeguards have reported to him member of the public has ever reported a man in black walking on Coquina Beach, and then disappearing into the water. Moyles offered a possible explanation for the ghost bride of Bali Hai, a story he heard about 30 years ago, Many years ago, according to the story Moyles related, a sea captain built a house for his new bride on the Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton Beach just north of Cortez Road. No one knows what happened to the couple, but after the house was sold about 30-40 years ago and torn down for construction of a new residence, some workers reported hearing strange noises and voices and smelling cigar smoke. Some of the workers reportedly refused to re-enter the house to continue working. When a real estate agent was showing the new house, a woman interested in buying walked through by herself. When she returned to the agent, she asked about all the gowns in a closet. The agent said theres been nothing in the house for years. Of course, when the agent and buyer went to investigate, there was nothing in the closet. A true story or an urban legend? If you meet the ghost bride of Bali Hai, maybe she can offer a clue to the answer of both stories, if you dare ask. The bride of Bali Hai is said to roam the beach looking for her groom in August. Click! The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
10 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings A Hair Da y Salon Hair cuts ~Per ms~Color~Fr ost~Roller Set Faith ~ Owner/Stylist, Marilyn & Mar y ~Stylists day 8-3 9516 Cor tez Rd. W Ve r non Plaza 941-795-5227 Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) Jewelry Tide and Moon NEW Sterling & Pearl Anna Maria Island Pendant! Find it only at Tide and Moon, handmade by artist Laura Shely. iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Aug. 3 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers will meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-496-4462. Tuesday, Aug. 9 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Back-to-School Blood Drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Ongoing: Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. excursions for kids departing from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. InformaIsland meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Off-Island: Thursday, Aug. 4 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 4 to 7 p.m. Coming Up: ida Museum. Save the Date: Send calendar announcements to email@example.com. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Cream www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!BEACH SHOP The 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat BEACH SHOP BEACH The The NOW OPEN!Join our Family of Furry Friends!Call now for an appointment: GROOMIN G G Center to host back-to-school blood drive The Anna Maria Island Community Center will be hosting a blood drive with the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Suncoast Communities Blood Bank has partnered promotion. Each donor will receive a coupon good for $10 toward a $25 purchase of school supplies. Road can request 5 percent of their purchase go to ister. For more information, call the center at 941-7781908.Parade musicAwaiting the start of a parade featuring the country of Brazil, School for Constructive Play students Elek Brisson and Lincoln Sauls practice making music with their handmade instruments. The weekly parade was held this time indoors due to showers outside at the Anna Maria school. International grooveStudents attending the School for Constructive Plays summer program investigate a different country each Wednesday. Students also created fun facts. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Rebekka and Isabelle Stasny of Holmes Beach take time out to read The Islander while visiting Sunday River Covered Brdige on vacation to Newry, Maine.
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Anna Maria raises tax rate, spendingBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Unsure of whether the purchase of the six vacant lots across from the city pier would take place before Sept. 30, Anna Maria city commissioners opted for caution at their July 28 budget worksession and set the tentative millage rate for the 2011-12 budget at 2.05 mills. The commission can adopt a lower millage rate when public hearings on the budget begin Sept. 13, but wont cent jump from the current 1.7882 millage rate, the rate To retain the 1.7882 millage rate, Percycoe said the city would have to eliminate $59,000 from the proposed budget, which is already bare bones, according to Mayor Mike Selby. Commission Chair Chuck Webb promoted a tentative rate of 2.2 mills, but Commissioners Dale Woodland and John Quam were opposed. The commission eventually compromised 3-1 on a 2.05 rate proposed by Quam, with Woodland voting against the measure. Woodland wanted a tentative millage rate of 2.0 mils. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick reminded the public Webb said the purchase of the six lots is not even considered in the proposed budget and wanted the higher rate in the event the city elects to purchase the property. But Woodland argued that he was convinced a publicprivate partnership would bring in enough revenue for the purchase. Owners of the property have set Aug. 15 as the deadline for the city to agree to a purchase, and have offered On July 21, city treasurer Diane Percycoe presented a draft operating budget of $2.125 million that called for a 2.0 millage rate that would generate $1.125.7 million in ad valorem revenues and about 0.05 mills would add about $30,000 in tax revenue, she estimated. Percycoe said the reserve account has fallen below the minimum of 35 percent of the operating budget as recommended by city auditor Ed Leonard. The city has kept the millage rate at 1.7882 the past four years and has drawn from the reserve account to BB max millage rate equals 2010-11 rateBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners dont yet know how year 2011-10 budget. But they wont go any higher than the current rate. Commissioners, meeting July 25, set the tentative millage rate at 2.1539 mils. As they progress in the budget adoption process, they can decrease the tax rate, but they cannot increase the rate. The vote kept the rate at the current level, though state law would have allowed an increase. As you all know, this has been the rate for the last several years, city clerk Nora Idso said of the 2.1539 rate. As The Islander went to press, Idso was still calwhich are due to the Manatee County Property AppraisTruth In Millage notices for property owners. The vote for the 2.1539 rate was 4-1, with Commissioner Jan Vosburgh saying nay. I personally think we should lower it slightly, Vosburgh said. I personally would feel better about this budget if we did lower it. Even if it is just a token. Idso and Mayor Bob Bartelt said that with the decline in assessed property values, taxes will decrease even if the millage rate remains the same. A 2.1539 rate will This year the rate is estimated to generate $873,808. Other commissioners stressed that the commission 12 budget, which begins Oct. 1. We still have time to work on some areas and potentially lower it, Commissioner Janie Robertson said. When commissioners began reviewing a proposed 2011-12 budget earlier this summer, they were faced with That deficit was eliminated with the refinement of some expense estimates, particularly for the repair or reconstruction of three crumbling city seawalls, but mostly with spending cuts. Vosburgh had proposed trimming each department Holmes Beach wants same tax rateBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city commissioners had little comRick Ashley, and set the tentative millage rate at 1.75 mills, the same as last year. in carryovers and reserves. Of that amount, $999,527 is set aside as cash reserves, $430,000 is for stormwater improvements, and $275,000 is restricted for new growth the city maintains for an emergency. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger noted the city was in good position with an operating budget of $5 million and unrestricted reserves of 47.2 percent. At an ad valorem tax rate of 1.75 mills, a homeowner with a house with an appraised value of $500,000 and with a $50,000 homestead exemption, would pay $787.50 in property taxes to Manatee County. Of that $787.50 amount, Holmes Beach receives about 9 percent, or approximately $70.85, as tax revenue. By establishing the tentative millage rate at 1.75 mills, the rate cannot be increased, but can be lowered by the commission during budget hearings. budget by 2 percent as the commission reviewed the spending plan line by line in a series of meetings with department heads in July. The commission went beyond a 2 percent trim in some departments, and is still reviewing the police department budget, with a meeting set for Aug. 9 to examine Capital improvement plans for the city also may get another review before the commission adopts a budget and sets the millage rate. Bartelt said, Lets surgically cut where it needs to be cut and wisely and judiciously put our citys treasure where it is needed and does the most good. After this summers round of cuts, Commissioner trim. Were not going to be able to do this again next year We have to start looking at how do we get more revenues. Applying the tentative 2.1539 millage rate, the Bradenton Beach tax on a $300,000 home, without consider
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The MCSO investigated a complaint made by a man who said he allowed a woman to stay at his home, and that the woman left belongings in his garage. followed in which the woman allegedly put her hands around the mans neck and damaged his door. Holmes Beach of a credit card. The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested a 21-year-old Anna Maria woman for allegedly using her brothers credit/debit card at the Wells Fargo ATM on Gulf Drive and the Publix on East Bay Drive. license violations. A Holmes Beach Police Department The motorist did not have a valid drivers license, nor did two other motorists who responded to assist the people responded to a report that someone stole a boat trailer $1,800. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. Streetlife By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After more than six months of wrangling, discussions and continued public hearings, the Holmes Beach City Commission approved 4-1 an ordinance that amends the citys police retirement plan to include the Deferred Retirement Option Program. take the lump sum already in his retirement account and withdraw from the retirement fund. The city would no her retirement. monthly pension would only be the amount he or she DROP. Commissioner Al Robinson voted against the ordinance. He has long been opponent of the plan, claiming would no longer contribute to a pension plan. an accompanying ordinance to the DROP that would the departments sick bank until they had worked a certain number of hours. The sick bank previously allowed days remaining for the year. amended live-aboard ordinance to conform to state law. Bohnenberger said the state does not allow a municipality to regulate live-aboard vessels unless it has a dedicated mooring area. Holmes Beach does not have a dedicated mooring area, but boats also cant anchor up in any waters to stay a few days, he said. The boat cant impede navigation, and the people aboard the vessel cant make the boat their primary residence. Vessels occasionally anchor in the Bimini Bay area for a few days, he noted. The commissions only regular meeting in August is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. maintain the budget. Previously, from 2000 to 2007, the city had a 2.0 millage rate. Percycoe reminded commissioners that ad valorem taxes cant be used to purchase the lots. Such funding has to come from other sources, either in the budget or from the public-private partnership mentioned by Woodland. She also observed that the citys share of ad valorem taxes is only 9 percent of a homeowners total property tax bill. A homeowner with a house that has an appraised taxable value of $500,000 and with a homestead exemption of $50,000 would pay $922 in property taxes at an ad valorem rate of 2.05. At a rate of 2.0 mills, the same homeowner would pay $900 in property taxes. Of that $900, the city would receive $81, or 9 percent. One mill is equal to 1/10 of 1 percent, or .1 percent. For every $1,000 in assessed value on a property, a millage rate of 2.0 would generate an ad valorem tax of $2 dollars. In other business, commissioners unanimously comply with Manatee Countys requirements. Webb said the ordinance merely establishes the ing or doing a photo shoot in the county. Should any company complies with city codes. Resident Carol Ann Magill opposed the measure and suggested the commission wait because many people are away for the summer. She was concerned that companies would trample the dunes and harm sea turtle nests. City attorney Jim Dye, however, assured Magill that Selby also praised the work of public works director George McKay, who this week is celebrating his 10th anniversary in the position with the city. The mayor also congratulated building department assistant Diane Sacco, who now has a level 3 code Its a big deal in code enforcement, said Dye. She can now keep things legal when she has to act as code enforcer. Selby also said that Dan Burden, a recognized expert on walkable communities who made a presentation to the city last year when the the commission was struggling with parking plans for Pine Avenue, wants to come to the Aug. 4 work session to discuss the citys progress toward becoming a walkable community. Commissioners agreed to invite Burden to the meeting. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Trash strewn on the curbside in Holmes Beach is a Forbes. Trash left out early in the 200 block of Harbor Drive blew down the street before neighbor Patti Geyer Reid picked it up and returned it to the receptacles. Forbes says hes working on an enforcement plan. Islander Photo: Courtesy Patti Reid
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16 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE HELLS KITCHEN, NEXT PAGE NOW OPEN 11:30am6 Days a week (Closed Sundays)Food & Drink Specials Every Day Liquor StoreFull BarFins over 21 after 9pm 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (941) 779-1000Tiki Bar & GrillTrolley Stop 15Live Music Football BaseballIce Cold Beer, Wine, Soda & CocktailsFood all Day, Fresh Seafood, Pizzaindustry discount with last paycheck or other proof www.FinsBar.com located at courtyardFood served all day1 amCome as you are, straight from the Beach! $1 Beers for Islanders until 3pm Bucs cheerleaders schedule Pine Avenue appearance With the end of the National Football League lockout, teams reported for training camp last week, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders are doing their part to promote the coming football season with a visit to Anna Maria Island. From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, the cheerleaders will be at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 501 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, to meet people, sign autographs and hand The Village Cafe is offering patrons a bonus for the upcoming Bucs season, which starts Sept. 11. The cafe is giving away a pair of club tickets and VIP parking to each home game between now and December 2011. A caf and winners will be announced seven days or more before the home games. Detroit Lions will be Aug. 31. For more information on the cafe promotions, e-mail Deb Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org.Chambers got breakfast, lunch covered The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the lunch is $15 and members are encouraged Cheer hereFrom noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, a group of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders will be at the Village Cafe at the Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 501 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, to sign autographs and distribute posters. to bring guests. From 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, the chamber will hold its monthly Sunrise Breakfast at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The cost of the breakfast is $8 per person and members are encouraged to bring guests. Reservations are required. For more information on either the luncheon or breakfast, call 941-778-1541.LBK Publix will close, renovate next year The Longboat Key Publix Super Market at Avenue of the Flowers shopping center will close in April 2012 while the store is enlarged and renovated in a new, fresh produce and prepared and specialty foods with natural ingredients, according to a Publix press release. The store is expected to reopen by December.Taste of Hells Kitchen offered at Longboat eaterie Sarasota and Manatee foodies curious to sample the Hells Kitchen by television contestant and Euphemia Haye sous chef Jamie Gregorich need only trek over to Longboat Key for dinner. Euphemia Haye is featuring a Jamies Hells Kitchen special menu daily with those dishes inspired by Gregorich on the show. Dishes will coincide with the current weeks show, which airs on Fox 13 Monday nights. The program showcased Gregorichs signature dish lamb chops are seared in rosemary oil and paired with au gratin. Im excited, said Gregorich. Any chef gets excited when their dish is put on the menu.
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Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978, fax your news to 866-362-9821, or e-mail us at email@example.com.Jingle, Jangle in JulyNancy OBrien, a baker at the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach, spends some Christmas in July time with Santa. The Drift-In, 120 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, hosted a Christmas in July party that featured a visit from Santa and a chance to deck the hall, a Christmas tree and toast good friends. Islander Photos: Martha Kelley/Camerawork Joe and Angela Cuervo, hosts of the Drift-Ins Christmas in July party, which featured a visit from Santa. Joe Cuervo owns the Drift.Celebrating Christmas in July Gregorich is in the Euphemia Haye kitchen weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. F ans can follow her progress and the daily Hells Kitchen special on the restaurants Facebook page. T he restaurant is at 5540 G ulf of M exico D rive, Longboat Key. For more information, call 941-383HELLS KITCHENWhitmore keeps pier at Manatee beach on agendaBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter M anatee C ounty C ommission C hair C arol Whitmore is seeking a report on whether the pier removed from M anatee P ublic Beach had helped control beach erosion. Whitmore, a resident of Holmes Beach and former mayor, recently pressed county staff for information in a memo. I am just worried that this will be dropped when we told the cities before we took (the pier) down that it would be replaced, Whitmore wrote in the memo. T he pier at the public beach was removed in the winter of 2009 because of safety concerns. The pier had been closed in the months prior to its removal. A t the time of demolition, the county natural resources department had artistic renderings for two replacement options a 312-foot pier and a 700concern for costs to replace the structure. Last week, Whitmore reminded county staff and ment to Holmes Beach commissioners and many other citizens that I would not let replacement of the pier fall by the wayside. She said the county was to study whether the pier controlled beach erosion at the site, 4000 Gulf Drive, and whether renourishment money could be used for a new structure. I s someone looking into this? Whitmore asked. C ounty administrator E d Hunzeker said last week that staff is monitoring state and federal comIslandwide project is planned. If it is determined that there is an erosion problem and the governments continue to share in the cost of renourishment, then we can determine what type of pier is appropriate, Hunzeker told Whitmore.
18 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER 941-778-1320 ON VACATION Reopening for dinner Sept. 2 THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Whats up at BSB? Study to evaluate bays economic role The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program recently contracted with E ckerd C ollege in St. P etersburg to complete an economic value study on the bay. T he study, launching this summer, will evaluate the economic natural resources in Sarasota and M anatee counties, according to a news release from the SB EP T he analysis will focus on the direct and indirect use values of coastal recre ation and coastal residential real estate. The decision to do an economic value study of Sarasota Bay is timely given its importance to our region, economic study focused on the key assets associated with Sarasota Bay. E ckerd professor P aul Hindsley will complete phase one of the study. Hindsley coordinates Eckerds Coastal Management Program. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the U nited States that have been named by the U.S. Congress as an SB EP partners with local governments, as well as state and federal agencies. Hindsley Skyway pier parts to build reef, improve fishingA map of Manatee Countys reef system. Islander Image: Courtesy Manatee County D emolished portions of the Sunshine Skyways south program. T he work began in mid-July and could continue until February. F or now, the county is encouraging boaters and anglers to avoid the T hree M ile N orth R eef located about 3 miles west of the north end of Anna Maria Island. But when outdoors enthusiasts return to the reef, they The county coordinated the reef expansion with the Florida Department of T ransportation, which is overseeing the $2.2 million demolition of portions of the Skyway pier. A dding this much material to T hree M ile N orth R eef ground and recreational diving opportunity than previ ously provided at this site, said M anatee C ounty natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker. This project is 70 times project that the county has ever undertaken. T he reef is an ideal location for the materials, since it can accommodate nearly 90 percent of all suitable materials from the demolition project, said Alan Lai Hipp, the countys marine resources coordinator. I ts a pretty popular reef because its relatively close to shore and with gas being more expensive, people like isms growing on the material that will result in better major, major addition to that reef. O n July 19, beachgoers in A nna M aria could observe the reef operation a barge, tug and crane operated by T ampa-based M isener M arine at a distance on the G ulf of Mexico. M anatee C ounty C ommissioner John C happie said the reef expansion was great for the I sland, Longboat Key and the local tourism industry. Hunsicker said, It is certain that adding this much offshore will create a much larger and more productive previously provided at this site. reefs in Florida completed by the University of Florida, it was shown that Manatee Countys existing eight near $25 million dollars annually to Manatee County in reefrelated expenditures. CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG
THE ISLANDER AUG. 3, 2011 19 VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner T ake-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK941.778.6614 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel DOCK & DINE & SAVE 10%Summer Specials are here! Seafood Steamer Bowls, Maine Lobster, Snow Crab, King Crab, Oysters on the Half Shell and MUCH more.Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (bar only) Monday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES AUG. 10, 2011 Oysters on the Half Shell and MUCH more. Midnight at Moores Happy Hour specials! Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Its almost as good as a letter from home! Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgSINCE 1992Just visiting paradise? plus STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! NEW BRUSCHETTA BAR COMING SOON!Weddings, too! Retail Fish Market 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront MENTION THIS AD FOR 10% OFF THRU SEPT. 15 Nesting by the numbers As of July 29, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of turtle nests: 135 Number of false crawls: 138 Number of hatchlings to the sea: 1,875 Number of black skimmers: 271 Number of skimmer chicks: 32 Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Wed: The Wheedles 7 pm Thurs: Gumbo Boogie 7.30pm Fri: Karaoke 8 pm THIS WEEK IS PARTY WEEK! Everything 50% OFF! Eat the cupboards bare, drink us dry! AMI turtle watch gets liked By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Just weeks ago, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was drawing crowds to its nest excavations and turtle tours with an old-school tool: AMIs coconut telegraph. Island word-of-mouth helped generate an audience of onlookers for AMITW, which monitors the nesting activity of sea turtles and shorebirds from May through October. AMITW could then transform the beach into an outdoor classroom, with discussions on conservation, endangered species and sharing the shore. A couple of weeks ago, AMITW adapted and began using a new-school tool to inform and educate. Turtle watch volunteers and their fans can like AMITW on Facebook. Primary posters include AMITW coordinators Glenn and Claudia Wiseman and Pete and Emily Gross. The new page found by typing Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch into the search window features photographs and videos, cautions about lights along the coast and furniture on the beach, fundraising encouragements, notes about morning discoveries and posts about upcoming events. On the page, AMITW invites fans to adopt turtle nests and skimmer chicks through Checks for chicks, a push for funds for educational materials. With this seasons increased crowds for activities, AMITW has been handing out more brochures, palm cards and coloring books. Fans learn when the next nest excavation will take place and where, and that during a night lighting check on July 28 the beach in general looked pretty good but there were some BAD ones! So please keep outside lights out at night and your shades pulled on waterfront property! Fans learn that the pace of nesting is slowing, but the adult females continue to come ashore. And long-distance fans learn whether the nest they saw AMITW coordinators verify and stake during their vacation on Anna Maria Island has hatched. Its been a great way to keep people posted, morning, while on the beach, she directed several beachgoers to the page for details on upcoming excavations. AMITW currently found on the Web at www. islandturtles.com also plans to debut a new website. And what might be coming next season? Perhaps AMITW will go tweet, tweet, tweet on Twitter. The Facebook page for fans of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. The page went up earlier this summer and AMITW quickly built an online fan base.
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Sunset/Dolphin cruises Coolers welcome / Bathroom on board Docked at The Cortez KitchenCall today! 941-228-3504 Two-horse race in adult flag footballKevin Cassidy Islander Reporter C ommunity C enter, but with the way the M artiniVille Saints and Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins are playing, its T he Saints remained undefeated with a workmanlike 35-15 victory over Beach to Bay C onstruction Bucs while Sun Panthers got back into the win column with a 31-20 victory over I ntegrity Sound R edskins, while the game of the week saw Sato R eal E state Browns shut out Slims Place Patriots by a 19-0 score. Lexi Braxton started the scoring for Sato when she hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Browns quar terback Jason Sato. T he Browns added to the score when G reg R oss got behind the P atriots defense to haul in a 45-yard touchdown pass from Sato. T ommy T yrell completed the Browns scoring with a touchdown reception and an extra point to complete the 19-0 shutout victory. yards. Ross added two catches for 51 yards, while Josh Sato contributed with three rushes for 44 yards and two quarterback Jason Sato, who completed 13 of 28 passes Defensively the Browns were led by T revor Bayer, Josh Sato and Robert McGlaughin, who had three pulls apiece including a sack by M c G laughin. T yrell added one Quarterback D avid Johnston led Slims P lace on Swain added three catches for 34 yards, while Ben C onlon by Heidi Johnston. Indoor soccer continues cool schedule I ndoor soccer action continues in the gym at the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter. M r. G rout continues to rule the 10-12 age division, posting an 18-0 victory over a short-handed P ink & N avy Boutique squad July 25. They followed that with a 10-0 win over the Sandbar July 27 to improve to 7-0 on the season. Second place in the division now belongs to LaPensee Plumbing, which win over Pink & Navy July 27.age week as F ran M axon R eal E state won a pair of games. M axon defeated Beach Bums 4-0 July 25, while the second game of the evening saw Island Dental Spa edge Southern G reens 5-3. Southern G reens bounced back the game of the week saw F ran M axon hand I sland D ental Sam Bowers gave Fran Maxon Real Estate an early 2-0 lead with a pair of goals, but Luke M arvin scored for I sland D ental Spa to halve the score. F ran M axons Daniel Sentman restored their two-goal advantage with Marvin brought Island Dental Spa back to within a goal early in the second half and, for the next 15 minutes, they applied almost constant offensive pressure on the Fran Maxon defense. E milee Bell and E mily Sackett played tough defense for Fran Maxon to keep Island play, Sentman iced the game for M axon when he got loose up the left side, cut in and ripped a rocket that found the back of the net to complete an exciting 4-2 victory. Bowers and Sentman led F ran M axon with two goals each, while M arvin led I sland D ental Spa with two goals in the loss. Horseshoe news Sam Samuels and N orm G ood were the only team to manage three pool play wins and were the outright champs during July 30 horseshoe action at the A nna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. T wo teams emerged from July 27 pool play with the required three victories and were left to battle for the days bragging rights. Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels beat R on P epka and Jay D isbrow in the championship match by a score of 22-1. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Adult coed basketball, soccer leagues forming T he Anna Maria I sland C ommunity C enter is taking registrations for adult coed basketball and soccer leagues for male and females age 20 and over. Cost for the basketball league is $75 per player and includes a team jersey. Starting A ug. 1, the C enter is accepting registrations for individuals or partners on the F or league parity, tryouts will be held at 7:30 p.m. T uesday, A ug. 30. A ll roundball games will be played T uesday evenings at the Center. C ost for the soccer league is $75 per player and 90 players, and individuals or partners are welcome. C aptains and sponsors also are needed for the new leagues. F or more information, contact T roy Shonk at 941-778-1908 or e-mail T firstname.lastname@example.org. AMICC league standings can be found online at www.islander.org The Browns Jason Sato goes high to break up this football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy The Browns Sasha Torres closes in on Patriots receiver Dustin Swain during adult football at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
THE ISLANDER AUG. 3, 2011 21 Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. !! fun for the Whole family !! Let us plan your day on the water Jetskis pontoons CraiGCats Charter fishinG ShellinG, SnorkelinG & mORE!! phone us for details todaY 941-538-4290Located at the Seafood Shack, Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Fish smart, plan ahead for good summer daysJack Reader and son Mike of Melbourne, Fla., caught and released this 30-inch snook while waters of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Warren Girle. Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter As I write this, I await biopsy results from the der matologist to determine whether I have skin cancer. I have a 1 1/2 inch bandage across my right cheek where a slice was removed for testing. A lthough the skin was ever so delicately removed, it is uncomfortable and unsightly not to mention its going to determine whether or not I have skin cancer. A s I see it, this is an opportune moment for me to stress the importance of protection from the suns UV rays. Make sure youre wearing sunscreen when youre out there on the water. E vidently, applying one time before you leave the house is not enough. You need to reapply once every 90 minutes or so depending on how much you sweat or if you go swimming. Long-sleeve shirts, wide-brim hats and long pants all contribute to your protection from the sun, as long as you wear them. T here are a number of brands of shirts, pants and hats that are now S PF -rated. D o they work? Yes. A re they expensive? Yes. I s spending the money on them better than having skin cancer? M aybe. C otton clothing has an average SPF of about 10. So whatever you do, cover up. And remember, shade is your friend. Dont take the risk of not wearing sunscreen because you dont want to be in the predicament I m in right now. A nother useful preventative measure is informing yourself about the local UV index, smart sunscreen use and sun strategies. Answers to frequently asked suncare questions in addition to the aforementioned topics can be found at www. coppertone.co m. has been productive despite high water temps and blazing summer heat. Youll be better served to skip the midday highest possible U V-rating 12 and its harder to produce a catch. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount T ackle is hearing morning high tides along mangrove edges. T op-water lures are working great for trout caught at sun up, says Keyes. to stalk these summertime trout. F or the reds, says Keyes, try using live shiners along the mangroves at high tide. are catching Spanish mackerel on live shiners under a popping cork. Along the beaches, targetable numbers of whiting are appearing. Small pieces of live peeled shrimp in the passes on both the north and south ends of A nna Maria Island. a stray pompano. as well as many of the local bridges are holding both bridges, target times when the tide is slow moving. under the pier are catching a few mangrove snapper and black drum. E arly morning is producing the best bite with small schools of Spanish mackerel hitting crappie jigs as they pass by the pier. feels it is pertinent to target low-light periods of the day. an eye on your bait due to the fact that high water temps result in lower oxygen levels in the water on shallower matter of minutes. caught. Live shiners under a cork are producing the best with Exude darts on a 1/8-ounce jig head coming in a so if you keep getting cut off, try switching to a long shank sota Bay. The reds tolerate the warm water better than evening for cooler water temps has been the ticket. Last but not least, Girle warns of stray tarpon roamoff 150 yards of line in less than 5 seconds on a recent trip while targeting trout. Luckily he spit the hook, says Girle. He would have fried that little reel for sure. M oving offshore, G irle is catching red grouper up areas, hes also catching mangrove snapper to 18 inches and plenty of Key West grunts. T he highlight of my last came skyrocketing out of the water to eat a snapper. Big M ike at the north bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says hes seeing good numbers of mangrove snapper and gag grouper being caught per in the 10to 14-inch range have been the average, gag grouper being caught are under the 22-inch minimum size limit and they are closed for harvest. Early morning sea trout on live shrimp drifted away from the pier on the outgoing tides. A small split shot and a N o. 2 hook with a live shrimp is a great way to target both species. let your bait sink all the way to the bottom. bers of small blacktip and bonnethead sharks. Small cut baits are working well for the sharks but if you want use extra-heavy tackle. Sarasota Bay targeting spotted sea trout on the deeper shiners are Johnstons bait of choice for targeting these mornings when water temps are still in the upper 80s. A s the day gets hotter, Johnston is moving to deeper water snapper are small, says Johnston, but theres some nice ones down there, too. M angrove snapper up to 14 inches have been the norm with most around 10 or 11 inches.
22 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. LIVE AND WORK IN PARADISE Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 2,900 sf with 4 COP liquor license, in business 20 years, protable operation. $1.3 million. GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYContact Jim Adkins, Business Broker/Realtor 941-713-1260 or Jim@AdkinsFloridaGroup.com Obituaries HOLMES BEACH36 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE: Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Heated pool, tennis, upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000. SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXUR Y GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly. 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. 2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates.CHARMING 1/1 + sun porch w/bed. Steps to beach. Red tidewater cypress interior. Great for artists, single, couple. sm. pet. 5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach RENTAL INCOME!BAYFRONT BEAUTY Yes, you can have it all and, yes, its really bayfront at this price! Nicely updated 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished AMI condo can rent up to 52 times a year! Stunning sunrises from your balcony and sandy sunsets across the street. Everything your dream vacation home should have: Heated pool, shing pier, tennis courts, waterfront views and well established rental income. $269,000. Call to see it today. Nicole Skaggs, 941-773-3966. REDUCED SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH 800-367-1617 941-778-6696www.mikenormanrealty.com email@example.com EST. 1978HI ST ORIC COR T EZ VILLAGE Adorable 2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to sh markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $155,000 EXCEP T IONAL BEACH VIEW S from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $599,000. Mary E. Dykema M ary E D ykema, 83, formerly of A nna M aria I sland, Fredonia, Wis., and River Hills, Wis., died July 22 in at her Westminster T owers home in Bradenton. She was She fell in love with Anna Maria and became a resident in 2000. M rs. D ykema deeply loved to sing and laugh with her T ipO fT heI sland G ang. She enjoyed reading, tennis, golf and gardening. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at St. Christopher Episcopal Church in River Hills, Wis. Memorial donations may be made to the University School of Milwaukee at www.usmk12.or g C ondolences may be made at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home-T own Chapel, Bradenton. Mrs. Dykema is survived by husband Raymond Jr.; son Bradlee and wife Blair Van Brunt of Sherborn, M ass., daughters Laura T orhorst of Lake G eneva, Wis., and C onstance I ngersoll of T raverse C ity, M ich.; step-sons Samuel and wife Zsuzsianna of Washington, D C ., James and wife Kelly of Longmont, Colo., and Ravi and wife Stacey of Boulder, C olo.; step-daughter Kate M c E lvaine of Boulder, C olo.; sister Virginia Kyle of M ilwaukee, eight grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.Ruth Catherine (Burger) Kramer Ruth Catherine (Burger) Kramer died June 24. She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in T oledo, Ohio. Mrs. Kramer came to Anna Maria Island in 1999. Her parents came to America on a cattle ship. They settled near T oledo, married and raised a family of eight. Mrs. Kramer recalled with pride her humble beginnings during the G reat D epression and World War II Having taught Sunday school and attended Davis Business College. She began a career in accounting at the Henry J. Speiker Construction Co. I n 1950, the family moved to F ostoria. While a homemaker, she was active in PTA the C hild C onservation League, Scouts, Y MCA and Hope Lutheran C hurch. She was the last surviving charter member of Emblem ClubB.P .O.E Elks Lodge 935, where she served as president and district deputy. A tlas C rankshaft C orp., a division of C ummins D iesel Engine. She retired in 1982 as director of payroll operations. A fter retirement, she volunteered at F ostoria C ity Hospital, I ndependence House, G ood Sheppard Home and at the soup kitchen. She rejoined the Senior O hio CCL and was active in the Fosteria Womens Club. On Anna Maria Island, she was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, serving in the Quilters. Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, Ohio, and at 4 p.m. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. M emorial donations may be made to the F ostoria A thletic Boosters A ssociation, P O Box 882, F ostoria OH 44830 M rs. Kramer is survived by son William and wife Juliette of M arietta, G a., Walter of Holmes Beach, and grandson William John IV of Marietta, Ga. Hot spots off the beach The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Other free hot spots on the Island: Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine A ve. Drive. Bay Blvd. (ask at the shop for the password). 5313 Gulf Drive. Drive.
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Priced at $699,000 with estimated annual income of $80,000, this home is priced to sell.DISCOVER FIFTH AVENUE LUXURY A T A.M.I. PRICES. Located within easy walk to beach, dining and shopping, both of these properties are a great investment opportuniity. The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated. terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 firstname.lastname@example.org discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 891 North Shore Drive Vaulted ceilings offer panoramic bay views from the main living and master suite of this 3br/2ba home. Excellent rental history. $994,999 OPEN NOON-3 AUG. 7223 North HarborEnchanting views from most rooms of this 4br/3.5ba pool home with protected dock and boat lift with office and bonus room. $1,399,9994510 125th Street Exquisite bayfront home includes guest house, four guest cottages, 3 docks, 2 lots and more. Private family compound. $4,900,000 525 75th StreetExcellent location! This canalfront pool home with dock and lift offers 2br/3ba and beautifully done bonus room. $699,000 SALE PENDING Across 1 Crackerjack 4 Org. fighting pirates? 9 Pink shade 14 Wyle and Webster 19 Man of mystery 20 Stylish 21 Mountain ridge 22 Hit TV show that ended in 2011 23 Cuts in a cardboard container? 25 American-born Japanese 26 Prefix with meter or methylene 27 Tax lawyers find 28 Heel 29 71 former N.B.A. star 30 Feminine suffix 31 Yelled initially? 34 Nursery noise 36 Empty 37 26 of the 44 U.S. presidents: Abbr. 38 Instruction part 40 Beach site, maybe 42 It might be skipped 44 So-so formal dance? 46 Went far too slowly during the 10K? 54 State symbols of North Dakota and Massachusetts 55 Leader who said All reactionaries are paper tigers 56 Slight 57 Use the Force, ___ 58 Arizona is the only state to have one 59 Attach to 61 Rocks 62 Certain helicopter 63 Piece of blackmarket playground equipment? 69 Cousin of kerplunk 71 ___ for life 72 Purple shade 73 Press 76 It comes out in the wash 77 Northernmost borough of London 81 Freuds one 82 Antlered animal 83 Wool or cotton purchase request? 85 Disgusting advice? 87 Way out 88 24 hrs. ago 90 Isle of the Inner Hebrides 91 Brown-___ 94 New Yorks historic ___ Library 97 Top of a ladder?: Abbr. 98 Whiskey bottle dregs? 103 Courtroom entry 107 Corporate shake-up, for short 108 Beyond ___ 109 People whose jobs include giving tours 111 To have, in Le Havre 112 I dont give ___! 113 Nobleman after a banquet? 114 Rita Hayworths femme fatale title role of 1946 115 Effects of many waterfalls 116 Felt bad 117 Bind 118 Toothpaste brand once advertised as having the secret ingredient GL-70 119 Not settled 120 Hits and runs 121 Rev.s address Down 1 Mosey 2 Perform Hawaiian music, say 3 Shell alternative 4 Uncle Moses novelist Sholem 5 Smack 6 French first lady ___ BruniSarkozy 7 Staggering 8 Game tally: Abbr. 9 It was invaded in the War of 1812 10 Prayer 11 Airlift, maybe 12 Really bugged 13 Orphan girl in Byrons Don Juan 14 Seldom 15 Urging at a birthday party 16 I-5 through Los Angeles, e.g. 17 Heckle, e.g. 18 Thou follower? 24 Some volcanoes 28 Doesnt stop, in a way 32 Pitcher part 33 Animal with a snout 35 Urgent transmission, for short 38 Result of a pitch, perhaps 39 Schedule opening 40 Trolley sound 41 Distant 42 Side in checkers 43 Metered praise 44 Tasseled topper 45 Leader exiled in 1979 47 Not much 48 Nobelist Walesa 49 Queens request, maybe 50 Skin cream ingredient 51 Adds insult to injury, say 52 Land on the Sea of Azov: Abbr. 53 Cultural org. 59 Stomach area 60 Deferential denial 62 Junk bond rating 64 Something on a hog? 65 Stalk by a stream 66 Feudal lands 67 Ex-governor Spitzer of New York 68 When repeated, a TV sign-off 69 Kind of story 70 Hi-tech organizer 74 Sonoma neighbor 75 Metric wts. 77 Vast, in verse 78 Vietnams ___ Dinh Diem 79 What ___? 80 Towel 82 Reach at a lower level 84 Emoticon, e.g. 86 See 102-Down 89 ___ tu (Verdi aria) 91 Words following see, hear and speak 92 1972 Best Actor nominee for The Ruling Class 93 Winning length in a horse race 94 Finally 95 Side in a pickup game 96 Minute 97 Swiss quarters? 98 Confederate general who won at Chickamauga 99 Noted 1991 Harvard Law grad 100 Supplied, as data 101 Slot machine symbols, often 102 With 86-Down, what Washington purportedly could not do 104 Boors 105 Banks who was known as Mr. Cub 106 Late bloomer 110 Some notebook screens, for short 113 Fourth notesNo. 0724RELEASE DATE: 7/31/2011 NINE OF DIAMONDS By Kurt Mueller / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123 45678 910111213 1415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 3435 36 37 3839 4041 4243 44 45 46474849 50515253 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 6364 65 666768 6970 71 72 737475 76 777879 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 8889 90 919293 949596 97 98 99100 101102 103104105106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers found on page 24. 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26 AUG. 3, 2011 THE ISLANDER For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755Sailors Paradise! 3BR/2BA, split plan, huge lot, 70-ft dock with lift. House opens out to pool and 200 feet of canal. Sailboat water, extra wide canal. One of a kind! A successful vacation rental that does $30,000 per year. $699,000. Text CARD to my cell phone and I'll text you my business card.Seaside Gardens: This beautifully maintained villa Spacious, bright end-unit villa. You own the lot and building. Newer roof, A/C. Unfurnished. $190,000 We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail email@example.com Web site www.annamariareal.comREDUCED PRICES7002 Marina Drive: 2BR/1BA home sold as is on over 11,000-sf duplex lot. Refurbish, add on as duplex or home, room for pool. New AC. NOW $335,000 OR REASONABLE OFFER. 112 Elm Ave: 3BR/2BA Custom Built. Near beach and room for pool. Turnkey Lexington and Henry Link furnishings. NOW $689,500. 405 Pine Ave: 3BR/2BA ROR zoning with room for business and lots of off-street parking. Quality construction. Must see for many possibilities, including second story if desired. NOW REDUCED $597,500. Sunset Terrace: Outstanding views of the Gulf from fully furnished 2br-2ba corner unit with covered parking, lovely pool and weekly rentals. Recent building restoration completed. Offered at $409,500. Call Dave Moynihan, Broker-Associate, at 941-720-0089. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. More classieds = more readers in The Islander. LANDSCAPING Continued NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025.HOME IMPROVEMENTTILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 3, 2011 27 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. CONTEMPORARY BEACHFRONT HOMELocated in a small, private, gated community, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is spacious and airy with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass to enjoy sunsets every night!$2,250,000. Call us for all your real estate needs. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Sold for $1M in 2007. Their loss can be your gain! 4 Bdrm/4Bth, 3-car garage, 3,702 sq ft, granite, two-story greatroom, bonus room on rst oor. $350,000. 9107 43rd W. Terrace. Call 941-778-8104. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued CONCRETE ETCHED SIDEWALK, driveways. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. Northwww. TROPICAL PARADISE: 3BR/2BA canalfront RENTALS ContinuedA ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR in Holmes Beach. $675/ month plus utilities and deposit. 941-778-6541 weekdays, 941-504-3844 evenings. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Continued FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE
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