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Ex-KRC bookkeeper gets public defenderBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A public defender is assigned to represent a former bookkeeper accused of embezzling $387,000 from the Key Royale Club Inc. in Holmes Beach. Holly Elaine Connelly, 29, received a public defender after declaring indigent status. Connellys application for criminal indigent status, which needed approval from the court before a public defender was assigned to her case, indicates that she has three dependents and no income. The application also states that Connelly has no assets no cash, no bank accounts, no cerno equity in tangible property. The application indicates her residency is Dunedin, but other court papers list her address in Bradenton. Connelly, who worked at the golf club Meetings: Follow the government calendar. Page 4 Looking back Page 7 Renourishment on county legislative agenda. Page 8 BB dives into dock discussion. Page 9 Community news and events. Page 10 Candidate qualifying begins in Anna Maria. Page 12 Hb commission questions BB vacation. Page 13 Healthy Beaches program faces consolidation. Page 17 Sarasota Bay Watch conducts scallop count. Page 18 Nesting by the numbers. Page 19 Sports: Summer soccer season ends. Page 20 Fishing: Watch weather for warnings. Page 21 Island Biz: Island business roundup. Page 22 Island native competes in Hells Kitchen. Page 22 Astheworld Terns join the trash commandos. Page 6Public backs BBPD. Page 8The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgComin atcha a winner. Page 3 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org 10 years ago PLEASE SEE 6 LOTS, PAGE 4 Obituaries Meetings Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAVOLUME 19, NO. 41 AUG. 17, 2011 FREE Kids go back to school. Page 16 Connelly Top Notch Pets: BFFsNorma Trolard of Key Royale in Holmes Beach snapped this photo of her dog Rambo and his lard. Norma Trolard earned a More than a mullet-wrapper T-shirt from The Islander and a for her winning Top Notch pet photo. More Top Notch pets: Runners up on page 2.August delivers doggone dog daysBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Islanders dont need to follow a calendar or listen to the weather report to know when they are slogging through the dog days of summer. They can read the signs: Cottages and condos get closed up tight, with air-conditioners running 24/7. Iced tea turns to warm tea. Dogs pant. Cats sleep. Hair frizzes. Car steering wheels singe the hands. Steam rises from the a way to ask, Hot enough for you? The dog days of summer traditionally were from July 3 to Aug. 11 in the northern hemisphere, when the Romans saw the Dog Star Sirius join the sun at sunrise and disappear from the sky all night, according to the national Astronomical League. This was considered an evil period when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, Quinto raged in anger, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies, according to Clavis Calendarium, an 1813 text containing historical and classical anecdotes about calendar events. dates for the dog days of summer, which in the United States has widely come to apply to the hottest days of the summer season. Many Islanders say August brings the steamiest days. So The Islander posed the question to readers: When you think of the dog days of summer, what comes to mind? ing. the dog much more in August, because its so hot that he has to stay indoors. If I fail to wear him out, hell take it out on my shoes or something. back to school. Yea. sticking into the pavement. dining out again, he said. Sweat.Anna Maria approves 6-lot purchaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After months of wrangling over whether to buy six vacant lots across from the city pier north parking lot, Anna Maria commissioners voted 3-2 on Aug. 11 to authorize Mayor Mike Selby to enter into a $2.8 million purchase agreement with Blackhawk Bank of Iowa, which has the property in foreclosure. But commissioners rejected Blackhawks a proposal from Branch Banking and Trust Bank BB&T of Bradenton that gives the city two years of interest-only payments of $111,000 before starting the 20-year amortization mortgage. Financial consultant Jim Golloher, hired offers and look for better terms, said BB&T offered a better plan. Golloher said BB&T does not want exclusive rights to renegotiate the loan if better terms become available, is a Florida bank that has done similar loans, and is offering a better interest rate. Additionally, BB&T agreed that U.S. jury appeal likelyBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A U.S. District Court jury recently found Yates guilty of two charges in connection with Yates, 59, is to be sentenced Nov. 14, but man was out at sea last week and unavailable for comment, but his wife Sandy contested the prosecutions case, as well as the information in a Justice Department news release circulated after the trial. A federal jury in Fort Myers convicted Yates on Aug. 5 on one charge of disposing of evidence to prevent seizure and one charge of destroying evidence to impede or obstruct a federal investigation. The jury did not convict Yates on a third count, lying to a federal agent. Yates, who was indicted in May 2010, faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, according to the Justice Department. Sandy Yates questioned the maximum senPLEASE SEE FISHER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE BOOKKEEPER, PAGE 4 2011 ELECTIONS


2 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER Top Notch portraits Far left: Walter Mills of Riverview offered this image of Toy Poodle Puppy. Left: Scott Ricci of Holmes Beach submitted this portrait of Quzo. Top Notch cooler: Arthur Sandels of Holmes Beach took this photo of Pookie cooling Top Notch shenanigans: Thomas White of Bradenton submitted this image of a his kitty guarding the booze.Top Notch 2011 pet photo runners up


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 3 FISHER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com Top Notch: Grand winnerPenny Frick of Bradenton is the grand-prize winner in the newspapers Top Notch contest. In the nomination week for honorable mentions in the contest. the maximum sentence for each count. The government press release stated that the Cor working in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the F isheries Service, a division of the N ational O ceanic boat. Sandy Yates said her husbands boat was actually not 2010, and that his indictment last spring came as a surprise. T he government agent who boarded the M iss Katie found 72 undersized red grouper and ordered Yates to return to Cortez, where NMFS agents planned to seize I nstead of returning, Yates ordered his crew to throw Sandy Yates questioned the motive and testimony, as well as the timeline, in the case against her husband. the night the agent boarded the M iss Katie. She said the and deemed 72 were short of the 20 inches required at that time. The current minimum size is 18 inches. Sandy Yates said her husband returned to C ortez She said her husband complained about the method undersized and then sold to Karen Bell. A t the time, according to Sandy Yates, her husband received a citation, and though they had complaints about the agents handling of the situation they thought the investigation was closed. T hree years later they came officers at my door, she said. T here had been nothing for three years. A ssistant U .S. A ttorneys Jeffrey F M ichelland and T ama Koss Caldarone prosecuted Yates. Agents with NMFS, the U.S. Coast Guard and the F lorida F ish and Wildlife C onservation C ommission were involved in the investigation. P rotecting our environment and natural resources should be of prime concern to all A mericans, said U .S. make the enforcement of environmental laws a priority. NOAA special agent T racy D unn, in a news release, said the agency takes acts of destroying evidence to impede an investigation very seriously and will take appropriate measures to bring violators before the criminal courts. But Sandy Yates said the government was fostering a Gestapo atmosphere. criminals. Of her husband, she said, They are making him a scapegoat. They are twisting the law. overboard Sandy Yates


4 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER 6 LOTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Theres still time and planks aplenty to put your name, remembrance or memorial on the Anna Maria City Pier. Purchase planks here: www.islander.org Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant BOOKKEEPER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach ing. ing. comp-plan amendments. Holmes Beach CANCELED CELED West Manatee Fire Rescue District budget hearing. Of Interest public school students. meeting, county administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. closed and trash collection is delayed a day throughout the week in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The Islander also will be closed. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander. org. any private money donated for the purchase would reduce the sale price at closing. BB&T wants to close by Sept. 23, Golloher said. The BB&T proposal doesnt tie you to them for the life of the loan as the Blackhawk contract would, Golloher said. Commissioners set the maximum purchase price at $2.8 million, although Commission Chair Chuck Webb argued the city should only pay fair market value as determined by the $2.55 million appraisal. The offer amounts to a difference of $250,000. He suggested Selby negotiate a lower price, but the from June 2008 to April 2011, is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 2 in Manatee County Circuit Court on one count of scheming to defraud in excess of $50,000, a She was arrested July 27 after a lengthy investigation by the Holmes Beach Police Department, with private club which operates the Islands only golf course going back to 2008. scheme constituting of systematic, ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud one or more persons or with intent to obtain property for one or more persons by false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises or willful misrepresentations of a future act, and so obtained property from Key Royale Country Club of an aggregate value of $50,000 or more. An HBPD report summed up the allegation against Connelly, stating that while she worked as an mayor said hes convinced that the city has the banks bottom price. Blackhawk already rejected another $2.5 million cash offer for the property, Selby said. Commissioner John Quam said he had reservations about committing the city to the debt, given the current economic conditions. But Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said the city has been paying $225,000 annually in recent years on its stormwater improvements loan, and the same amount is in the tentative 2011-12 budget even though the stormwater loan was paid. If there is no stormwater payment, the $225,000 would go to the reserve account, according to city treasurer Diane Percycoe. If the city approves the interest-only payment for two years at $111,000, that would leave $114,000 per year in reserve, she said. Commissioner Dale Woodland said he would not approve the plan if he wasnt convinced that the private lion. Pine Avenue Restoration principal Mike Coleman pledged $100,000 from his company toward the partnership, noting this lowers the difference between the appraised value and the sale price to $150,000. Perhaps the clinching argument for the purchase came from public works director George McKay, who said at some time the city is going to have to rebuild the humpback bridge on North Bay Boulevard and will need additional right of way, some of which would be included in the six vacant lots. Better to buy the land now than pay an excess amount for a few feet of ROW in the future, McKay said. Commissioner Gene Aubry agreed the time to act is now. I think its a valuable purchase, he said. But we could sit here, analyze it for the next six months and get nowhere. I think we should agree to buy it now. We need to move on this. City attorney Jim Dye said, You authorize the mayor to enter into the purchase agreement, then rately, Dye said. Mattick motioned that the commission give Selby authority to sign a purchase contract with Blackhawk Bank for a maximum of $2.8 the purchase. There would be a separate commission vote later The motion passed 3-2, with Webb and Quam voting no. Selby said he would immediately contact Blackhawk. Mattick, long a proponent of the purchase, said the city could use the lots for additional pier parking, revenue stream, among other possibilities. The main thing is we will not have developers putting up mega-mansions there or building more retail space, she said. the pier, Pine Avenue, the new boardwalk and the surrounding area. I believe we have made a wise decision, she said. falsely represented the amount of money within the victims accounts. Connelly also allegedly wrote checks to herself from Key Royale accounts, forged the checks and deposited them into her bank account. HBPD Detective Michael Leonard investigated the case, including securing records and images from Wachovia Bank branches. His report stated that the forged and uttered checks as the defendant. Leonard also noted that Connelly consistently refused to return phone calls to this agency and has not answered when I have attempted contact at her residence. Connelly, as of Islander press time, remained at the Manatee County jail, with her bond set at $50,000. the court releases Connelly on bond it hold a hearing to discuss whether the proffered funds may be linked to or derived from the crime alleged to have been committed. If convicted, Connelly faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Selby Woodland Mattick Aubry


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 5 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive 941-708-5800 Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Fax 941-708-5812PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This election is being held for the purpose of electing (3) City Commission members, each for two-year terms of of ce. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be led to have the names of candidates placed on the ballot from 12:00 noon on Monday, August 29, 2011, to noon Friday, September 2, 2011. Candidate qualifying information may be obtained at the City Hall Clerks Of ce, 5801 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, Florida. All candidates must comply with the Florida Public Disclosure law at the time of ling PRECINCT 92 will vote at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. PRECINCT 93 will vote at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. Voter registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Stacey Johnston, CMC, City Clerk CITY OF HOLMES BEACH Now renting paddle boards! Summer Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! Holmes Beach scenic highway extension stallsBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The state has informed a Palma Sola scenic highway steering committee that it must rework an application to extend the route in Holmes Beach. Manatee A venue from 75th Street in Bradenton to East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. The Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor Management E ntity C ommittee, with the support of Holmes Beach, has sought to extend the designation west on M anatee A venue to the public beach, south on E ast Bay Boulevard to G ulf D rive, and on G ulf D rive from the Manatee Public Beach to the Bradenton Beach border. cation that the state, which oversees the scenic highway program in F lorida, needs more information before it can consider an extension. T he response from the state is you have to do a whole lot more work, said committee chair M olly McCartney. Its not a rejection letter, said Ingrid McClellan, the director of Keep Manatee Beautiful and a liaison to the committee. I nstead, M c C lellan said, the notice details the steps that need to be taken for state consideration. The letter from state scenic highways coordinator M ariano Berrios suggested revising an application, and addressing historical, cultural, recreational and natural elements in the proposed extension. Berrios recommended more details in stating the committees reasoning for extending the designation. The agenda also included discussion on: Ramp in Holmes Beach, with updates from McClellan and Holmes Beach public works superintendent Joe Duennes. M c C lellan said native grasses were planted to buffer Bay Estuary Program grant did not do well at the site. with native plants near the Island welcome sign. T he welcome sign is a great idea, said SB EP s M ark A lderson. I see so many people stop there and take pictures. Duennes said trees planted to dress up the Holmes Beach gateway and the boat ramp are doing well, and that new lighting should be installed later this month or in September. I ts in the pipeline, he said of the long-awaited lights. M cC artney, who lives nearby, observed, I ts look ing good. And this rain probably helps. in Holmes Beach, with updates from A lderson and Duennes. D uennes said there are short-term plans to use a $3,000 SB EP grant to add landscaping and three picnic areas to the preserve located south of the M anatee A venue bridge and east of East Bay Drive. A lderson said he is pursuing additional grant money for the project. M c C artney asked when the preserve might open to the public. D uennes replied, T hats probably at least a year off. horses on the Palma Sola Causeway. Committee member Jane von Hahmann, a former county commissioner, suggested the Palma Sola group take a position on the proposed ban. O ur plan mentions it, said von Hahmann, an original member of the committee. We supported it in the original plan. Von Hahmann recalled that the committee, when setting goals and making causeway recommendations, endorsed the recreational riding of horses along the causeway. I dont think we should remain silent, she said. However, after discussing the issue, the committee took no action. Von Hahmanns motion to support the recreational use of horses on the causeway lacked a second. A lderson said, I think it is a city of Bradenton issue. And FDOT (Florida Department of T ransportation). I think it is up to the city of Bradenton to make that decision.


6 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Opinion Your Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Lisa Neff, copy editor, lisaneff@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. 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For our family, as with most families, she is an integral part. We cannot get over the willingness to help from so many people even strangers. Through Facebook, our friends, signs on the trolley stops, our city workers, the police in Holmes Beach, deputies in Anna Maria, and the help of area businesses, we found her. It absolutely amazes us. We dont know how we will repay this gesture except to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts and to pay it forward. To everyone, thank you so much. This island is a special place, for the most part, because of the people who live here. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Tiny lots, lots of people Can anybody tell me when the city of Holmes Beach totally abdicated all responsibility for zoning and density? They wink at the new deal of allowing a developer to build two separate houses joined by a common concrete base on a duplex lot. Each house beds and is 5 feet away from an identical house on same lot. This is 12 beds thus 24 people crammed on a tiny lot. Tons of cars, garbage, noise and partying The entire city is being transformed into a rental complex. The permanent population has dropped by almost 50 percent and will only decline. Boy, isnt it great the city has all of this new construction going on and every new house looks identical to the other 50 that were built? and the loss of the soul of the community, but the rental complex machine just keeps on building. The very thing that attracted all of these people to Spirited visit I very much enjoyed the article on the ghostly bride of the Bali Hai. Ive lived on the Island off and on my entire life and never heard that one before. My family has owned the same beachfront house in Holmes Beach for more than 50 years. It is one of the last original homes on the street. Over the years, my family and guests in the home have had many dozens of ghostly encounters. All of them revolve around a female spirit. The encounters range from bumps and whispers in the night, to smells of perfume, to actual sightings. We had a houseguest leave in the middle of the night on one occasion because a womans face was in the window next to the bed. The window is 11 feet above the ground outside. Not long ago I was spending the weekend at the house with my wife and children. I checked on the children in the night and found my 1-year-old daughter standing in her crib, laughing and waving to an empty rocking chair in the corner of the room. The one time I saw the spirit was during a party at the house. The house was full of people laughing and place caught the corner of my eye and when I looked over I saw a quick glimpse of a woman. It was like a black and white movie. She had long, black hair, very people. These units are advertised as guaranteed investsix families all sharing one house (half duplex). I would be curious as to how this new rules interpretation happened without any of the voting residents knowing or understanding it. My family has owned a home on the Island for 30 years, and has been in Manatee County for generations. Change is not bad, but this change is ruining it for all. Puppy dog tales What could be more fun, you might say, than reviewing cute photos of pups and kittens, dogs and cats, birds and lizards and all manner of pets for a contest? Well, let us just tell you its hard work. And equally difficult, deciding the annual Top Notch snapshot contest, born of a contest many years ago sponsored for community newspapers by Kodak. It seems Kodak gave up the honors when SLR cameras We receive almost all entries now by e-mail in digital format. Three cheers for digital images, e-mail, the Internet and the world wide web. What a difference it makes for making a newspaper even in our 19 years of newsmaking. When we launched in 1992, the pages were compiled on a small MacIntosh computer, but there werent yet any digital cameras or scanners in the newsroom. Lets just say its a better world and a better newspaper with technology.Trash commandos Another thing we had in the past were what was commonly called condo commandos. They were folks not necessarily condo residents, but thats apparently how it started who sought to have every rule precisely followed. They quickly called police when they observed a bicyclist or a dog on the beach, or an expired tag on a car or boat trailer. Heaven forbid should anyone attempt to shag a few It seems a new generation of strictly law-abiding ordinance that prohibits putting trash at the curb earlier than 5 p.m. the day before collection, and with an everincreasing population of absentee owners and increased rental accommodations, the complaints are piling up like, well, garbage. garbage left at the curb for days can be a problem for neighbors. Wildlife take advantage of garbage left outto quickly spread the garbage across many yards and streets. Seems like since the city requires residents to pay for garbage pickup all year, they now must consider requiring absentee owners to pay the small added fee to have rear-door pickup and avoid some of the problems. It could lessen the complaints and possibly refocus the commando efforts.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 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. 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 subscriptions@islander.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIIn the Aug. 16, 2001, issue of The Islander, headlines Date Low High Rainfall Aug. 7 81 93 0 Aug. 8 79 92 0.09 Aug. 9 76 87 0 Aug. 10 75 86 0 Aug. 11 78 91 0 Aug. 12 78 92 0 Aug. 13 78 92 trace Average area Gulf water temperature 90.324-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. and other Florida turtle watch groups after she discovered a turtle nest in the 100 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach had almost washed away when the manager of the Gulf View condominiums drained the pool at the complex into the Gulf of Mexico. After Fox learned there were no local or state laws against the process, she said, There ought to be a law controlling such things. tion requiring meetings to end at 9 p.m., the commission voted to extend the meeting beyond the 9 p.m. deadline to hear a proposal for a cell tower on city property. Commissioner Jay Hill said a problem with the length of meetings was the reports from staff and commissioners. Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda suggested limiting public discussion. Gladys Torres of 38th Street sued Holmes Beach, claiming erty approved by the city ruined their view of the Gulf of Mexico and lower their property value. The Torres family also claimed that vegetation and rocks in the right of way blocked their beach access. 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 ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS Check out our all-you-can-eat breakfast specials at our Bridge Street Pier location and $5 lunch specials at both of our great waterfront locations! Bring the kids to Ralphs for a fun meal before school starts Aug. 22! pale white skin and large eyes. I couldnt tell if she was wearing a wedding dress or not. In an instant she was gone. Weve never felt any ill will from this spirit and sharing the home with her has become a regular part of being there. Strange sounds and smells and minor things (like having the corner of the bed drop as if some invisible person just sat down) happen all the time. It can be a bit spooky, but its also a lot of fun. Since the Bali Hai is only four blocks away, I am wondering if these spirits could be somehow connected? Maybe she only goes to the Bali Hai in August and spends the rest of the year at my familys house? OPINIONSCivic Sales Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,250 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www. islander.or g


8 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER BB commission listens, OKs police budget Ferrara and others listen to a speaker during an Aug. 9 meeting on the police department budget. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Dozens of people, dispatched by a series of emer gency calls, crowded into the Bradenton Beach commission chambers Aug. 9 to rally behind their police depart ment and Chief Sam Speciale. In advance of the budget meeting, word had cir culated that city commissioners might vote to pursue a dissolve the city police department. Such a vote did not take place, and at several times during the meeting M ayor Bob Bartelt said no discussion on dissolving the police department was planned. T his is a budget review meeting, Bartelt said. We havent made any decision to farm out our police ser stand the word on the street. But what we are addressing in this meeting is the budget issue and the budget questions that were brought up. Earlier in the 2011-12 budgeting process, Commissioner Jan Vosburgh had wondered whether hiring the option for Bradenton Beach. C ommissioner Janie R obertson, who requested the Aug. 9 meeting, also had raised the issue. I n a memo before the meeting, R obertson wrote, suggest we get outside quotes and advice from the sher iffs department and the League of C ities as to what a city of our size and scope should be paying for their law enforcement. Robertson, in the memo to commissioners and staff, also raised concerns about the combined salaries of the the management of vacations and overtime. We are here to get the taxpayers the best deal they can get, not protect a police department fraternity, which has had the best deal they can get, Robertson wrote. I n a separate memo to Speciale, the commissioner asked the chief to answer a series of questions, mostly Speciale answered the questions at the meeting, after a lengthy period of public comment that yielded high praise for local police and disdain for some commissioners. M ost of the speakers emphasized their desire to have a local law enforcement team, and questioned whether hiring out policing would save the city money. Resident Pat Whitesel, a former mayor of Palmetto, said, Ive been in your shoes, faced that same situation. I can assure you that the dollar amounts are not worth what you are going to save if you are going to save anything. She added, T he police department here is second to none. F ormer Bradenton Beach M ayor G ail C ole said, I m extremely proud of the way that the city police department has performed under Sam and his management. I sure feel like the city needs him. Sandpiper R esort C o-op president D oug Lefevre said heroes. We have peace of mind knowing they are here, maintaining paradise, he said. D an T alley of La C osta C ondominiums said under Speciales leadership the police department has largely cleaned out drunks and idiots. Representatives from Bridge Street businesses said they and their customers feel safe, even after hours, because of the BBPD. manager Doreen Flynn. Vosburgh and R obertson, during the meeting, said they were elected to pinch taxpayers pennies. But numerous residents offered to pay more to keep their local police force. property owners. A sk them. We would be glad to donate, said Nick Messina. Ask these people who live here. Speciale, to commissioners and the audience, said, T his isnt easy for me. A nd I appreciate everybody coming. Answering Robertsons questions and concerns, the chief said no BB PD employee is on an abbreviated work One of Robertsons questions, which indicated that Speciale, Lt. John Cosby and detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz earned a combined annual salary of $250,000, irked audi C osby, a 24-year veteran with BB PD responded, The chief is the highest paid person in the city, $70,000 a year. The lowest-paid police chief in Manatee County. change. He then said of the MC S O personnel in A nna M aria: T he sergeant in A nna M aria is making $73,000. T he next a deputy making more money than I am. Thats insulting to me. missioners to move on with the budget process. R eferring to department personnel, he said, Were in suspense, carrying a lot of weight. Were tired of having this suspense. I had two hours of sleep last night thinking about this meeting. Its very upsetting and disheartening. Late in the meeting, C ommissioner G ay Breuler the police budget. End this and let people get back to their lives, she said. C ommissioner E d Straight seconded the motion, reminding others that he was against the budget review meeting. A fter some discussion, commissioners agreed that their prior vote on the budget stands. I t is done, Breuler said, prompting a round of applause. M ore than 50 people attended the meeting, which concluded with the mayor thanking attendees. It really is helpful to see citizens participating, for one, and to see where peoples interests are, Bartelt said. Its good to see that there is overwhelming support for our city and for our police department.County commission reviews legislative priorities of the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria in second Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter M anatee C ounty commissioners are working on their 2012 legislative priorities months ahead of schedule because the next F lorida legislative session begins earlier than usual. T he session is set to begin Jan. 10, 2012, and end March 9, 2012. Legislative committee meetings will begin as early as September, according to county information outreach coordinator N ick A zzara. So, the county commission likely will adopt its legislative platform next month. T he commission reviewed a priorities list A ug. 9. P riorities also were discussed at a M anatee C ouncil of Governments meeting earlier in the month. A zzara presented a draft of legislative priorities that, as has been the case for past sessions, ranks beach renour ishment near the top. The proposal states that the county supports the continuation of a dedicated state funding source for beach renourishment at or above the statutory levels. Manatee C ounty supports legislation that protects the sovereign immunity of counties with regard to beach mitigation liability where a county conducts beach renourishment according to federal and state regulatory requirements. C ounty officials, along with officials from other coastal communities, lobbied hard during the 2011 session for funding for renourishment projects. T he governor had proposed eliminating renourishment money in his ing on Anna Maria Island. Other proposed priorities include: doing business in the state especially Internet retail ers to collect and remit F lorida state and local-option sales taxes. exemptions and exclusions. system. Manatee County operates the local public librar ies, including the I sland Branch Library, 5701 M arina Drive. supporting a constitutional amendment to ban oil drilling in near-shore waters. issue for commissioners dealing with the dissolution of basin boards in the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The 2011 legislative session left Swiftmud facing a 30 percent drop in funding. T he governor, despite calls from conservationists for a veto, signed a bill mandating a property tax cap in each of the states water management districts. I n M ay, the Swiftmud governing board responded, approving a resolution to merge the districts eight basin boards into the governing board. T he basin boards had worked with local governments and organizations on water-resource projects, including a number of projects for the I sland. Half of the money for the projects came from the basin boards and half from local entities. Swiftmud said the change should save $400,000 a year, but commissioners last week expressed concern about how Swiftmud money will be allocated in the future and the loss of local input on projects. Commissioner Joe McClash questioned the legality of the move. You have a taxation without representation question, he said. I think its an urgent issue and that we need to get involved. Commissioner John Chappie said, We keep losing more control of the decision-making process with regards to our tax dollars. Im disappointed. I would hope that we would have ability to determine where the local dollars are distributed. C ommissioners agreed to further discussion on the matter.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 9 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Welcome back, summer friends! City dives into private-public dock discussion by local property owners but on the city right of way Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter last week into a long debate about three short docks. The docks one is at Eighth Street South, another at Seventh Street South and a third at 12th Street South were built years ago, the result of informal public-private agreements. owners on the streets to build docks over the bay at the dead-end rights of way, provided the property owners their demolition. The public also has used the docks, said Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, a former mayor and commissioner in Bradenton Beach who lives on 12th Street South. Over the years, with changes in property ownerare maintaining the docks, or whether maintenance is ongoing. The condemnation and closing of the Eighth Street South dock prompted the most recent questions. meeting held in city hall Aug. 9. The dock at 12th Street South is used regularly and maintained, said Chappie and other property owners on the street. Property owners put in a shell walkway, mowed the dead-end area, waterproofed the dock and added chairs. Chappie, with humor, said at one point a No alcohol sign was posted, but another property owner, Richard Pecora, joked that he removed the sign. I think this is a wonderful example of public-private partnership, Pecora said. This, at least on 12th Street, has worked out very well. It is in good repair. It is well maintained. Local property owners also still support the dock at Seventh Street South, which needs some repair and may need to be rebuilt because it infringes on an adjacent homeowners property. The dock was built at an angle. The dock runs up to my property line, said Kevin McNamara, a marine contractor who offered to realign and rebuild the structure on my dime. McNamara did have some conditions for the offer, including a proposal that the dock be gated, with property owners given keys. There was enthusiasm from the mayor and city commissioners at McNamaras offer to rebuild the dock, but the suggestion generated concern about privatizing a recreational facility on public property. The dock at Eighth Street South seems to lack similar private support. No one from the street attended the town meeting. That prompted Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Janie Robertson to suggest demolishing the dock. The structure was condemned earlier this year, after one section fell into the bay and the public works department Who cares if we take it out? Robertson asked. Vosburgh, who lives on 12th Street South, said, If the neighbors wont repair the dock, I do not think that the city should repair the dock and maintain it. A former Eighth Street South resident, who still lives nearby, offered to try to talk with Eighth Street South commission meeting.


10 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings 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) Islander exclusive: Order pier planks at www.islander.orgiSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRThursday, Aug. 18 10:15 a.m. Friends of the Island Library book club at the library, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341/ 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Back-to-School Night at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525. 6 p.m. Dining for Women potluck giving circle at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Donation applies. Friday, Aug. 19 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Porch party with music by Joe Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132. Sunday, Aug. 21 8 a.m. to noon Blood drive at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-730-0748. 2 to 4 p.m. Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3959. Tuesday, Aug. 23 9 a.m. to noon Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-730-0748. Wednesday, Aug. 24 5 to 8 p.m. Women on Wine gathering at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123. Ongoing: meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. denton Beach hosts a sunset party with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Maria, through Sept. 15. Information: 941-778-1906. to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835. Blum at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789. Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Coming Up: Center. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. 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 2710 Gulf Drive N. 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She retired West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price, recalling Ross-Herrins work for the Anna Maria Fire District, said, Jane was extremely well liked, not only by the members of the district but by the people and business she interacted with. She is the type of person who can talk with anyone and really enjoyed her job. It was a great loss when she left, but it was also a tremendous opportunity for her as and then Sarasota County. Ross-Herrin and husband Doug have two children, Douglas and Dana Jane. Sponsors sought for maritime displays 4415 119th St. W., is seeking sponsors for several new displays, as well as air-conditioning and plumbing for the old Burton Store on the museum grounds. Sponsors or donors are recognized with a plaque on displays. val, set for Nov. 19 in at the museum, are seeking vendors. The festival features musical entertainers, arts and crafts vendors, as well as food vendors. The fee for a festival booth is $25. For more information, contact the museum at 941Womens potluck dinner to feed young mindsThe Anna Maria Island chapter of Dining for Women Dining for Women is a giving circle focused upon changing the world one dinner at a time. The Islands Dining for Women group meets the third Thursday of every month. Participants bring a dish and donate to DFW the amount of money one might have spent going out to dinner. Members learn a little about the donor program, before enjoying dinner and conversation. This month the money will be combined with other ing Minds, an organization supporting The Sega Girls School in Tanzania. Donations will enable the school to try farming. The long-term objective is to implement up sustainability for the school. For more information or to attend, call Jean Peelen Longest yard saleIsland artist Paula Schank catches up on some local news while working the U.S. Highway 127 Courtesy Kenneth Byrd


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 11 $ 1 8 $ 7 6 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change HANDCRAFTED WISH BONE E ARRINGS S terling S ilver Island happenings 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeather hair extensions 40% OFF Ladies & Gents Citizen Diamond 8102 Cortez Rd. W. Girls can sh results on a recent trip to Neil Preserve with the Anna Maria Island Community Center. She caught Photos: Courtesy Terri Milen Islander graduates from Savannah College Stephanie Gift of Anna Maria recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. tion design. The SCAD campus is located in Georgia, with educational opportunities in Hong Kong and France. 2 chances to donate blood this month A blood mobile will be on the Island twice this month. From 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 21, donations can be made at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. The bloodmobile will return to the Island from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call Angela West of Florida Blood Services at 941-730-0748.Registration open for bowling tournament The deadline to register and reserve a lane for the OConner Bowling Tournament is Thursday, Aug. 25. The annual event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton. The cost to participate is $25 per person for three games, and the shoe rental. Road, Bradenton. Maria Island Community Center. Bowlers can register at Duffys Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Sandee Pruett at the center, 941-778-1908.Museum hosts music event 4415 119th St. W., will host Music on the Porch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Organizers suggest: Bring your instrument and voice and well have an old-fashioned Cortez jam session.Items needed for rummage sale St. Bernard Catholic Church is seeking donations for its fall rummage sale. Items may be dropped off at the rear of the church activity center building, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. The sale is Oct. 21-22. For more information, call Geri Cannon at 941-7790591.Bridge Street Bistro hosts womens wine gathering Island women interested in meeting new people are invited to a Women on Wine gathering at the Bridge Street Bistro from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. This is the inaugural gathering for the womens group, which hopes to organize monthly events. The evening will include happy hour prices on drinks and appetizers. The bistro is at 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. For more information, call Women on Wine organizer Marian Jones at 941-779-2123. Manatee protection ags available With the approach of Labor Day weekend, the Save the Manatee Club is urging boating safety and manatee protection with the free distribution of yellow caution might gather are available at The Islander Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. placed into a database to track where manatee protection banners are used. Banners also can be ordered from the club at www. savethemanatee.org. Vacation sh tale as a participant in the Learn-to-Fish program offered by the Anna Maria Island Community ticipate. Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information.


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As the street is the dividing line between the two cities, Holmes Beach Commissioner John Monetti said Aug. 9 that the fence might restrict access to the beach for Holmes Beach residents in that area. Thats not the case according to Sandpiper Resort The fence wont change anyones access, she said. Pedestrians will have a gate to access 27th Street and the resort, and open access will remain. Fences with pedestrian access from Holmes Beach to the resort have been in place for years. The new fence will extend from Gulf Drive eastward along 27th Street and unlocked gates will be placed at the Holmes Beach accesses. The gates will require anyone on a Segway or other small vehicle to open the gate to reach 27th Street and the resort, Moon said. Sandpipers board of directors agreed to put up the gates and extend the fence after receiving complaints that at least one intoxicated person on an unlicensed motorized vehicle used the pedestrian accesses to the resort from Holmes Beach, Moon said. Another resort resident reported seeing the same person drive around the fence on the motorized vehicle to reach 27th Street. The extended fence and gates will require people to open the gate before proceeding, Moon said. Were good neighbors. Weve always allowed people to use the street to walk to the beach, Gulf Drive or visit people in the resort. The fences are not new, just the gates, Moon said. Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff had argued unsuccessfully against the vacation to the Bradenton Beach commission when it began discussing the street vacation in 2008, Monetti said. This is a good reason why you never give away property, Monetti said during last weeks commission meeting in Holmes Beach. Its like us trying to give away Gulf Drive. Bradenton Beach took a public road and gave it to private citizens. Holmes Beach commissioners agreed to have Petruff and to note the street should never have been vacated. In other business Aug. 9, Commissioner David Zacgolf carts can be used in the city. He said some people living south of Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, told him police said they cant use an unlicensed golf cart anywhere in the city. Ive got people freaking out that they might have to license their golf carts, he said. Haas-Martens said that several years ago the city passed an ordinance allowing unlicensed golf carts, but only on streets with a 25 mph or less speed limit. Additionally, those carts werent allowed to cross Gulf Drive/ State Road 789 except at the intersection by Mike NorPetruff said that also was her recollection of the ordinance, but said she would investigate and report to the commission. She said it was her understanding there is still an issue with the Florida Department of Transportation about unlicensed golf carts crossing State Road 789. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said police have been on the lookout for unlicensed golf carts because of complaints that some drivers are under age 14, the legal age to drive the carts. Commissioners also discussed Manatee Countys new fertilizer ordinance and agreed there was no need for the city to adopt its own as the county ordinance includes municipalities. The problem, Bohnenberger said, is one of enforcement, and the city already has enough code enforcement issues. an ordinance that designates zoning at Grassy Point and current residential designation. days when there is no pickup by Waste Management Inc., the citys contracted trash and waste hauling service. The trash police are going around looking for curbside waste left out on non-pickup days, Bohnenberger said, suggesting there are citizens seeking out and reporting violations. Commissioner Pat Morton said the problem involves vacationers who leave on a Saturday or Monday and put their trash curbside days before a scheduled pickup. He said rental agents must inform renters about placement of trash or pay Waste Management the fee for rear-door pickup service. The trash problem is caused by a lack of information and education, Morton said, adding that WM trash collection starts around 8 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays in Holmes Beach.


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Entree purchase required. Healthy Beaches program faces consolidation Manatee Public Beach is crowded on a weekday morn ing. State funding cuts may mean some beaches will no longer be routinely monitored. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter State funding cuts may result in a consolidation of beach sites tested for water quality, including the elimination of three local stations. Water-testing at three stations Bayfront P ark South, M anatee P ublic Beach South and P alma Sola North may be eliminated in the consolidation, accordT esting would continue at seven other local stations Bayfront P ark N orth, M anatee P ublic Beach N orth, Palma Sola South, Bradenton Beach near Cortez Road, C ortez Beach, C oquina Beach N orth and South, and Whitney Beach. T he testing is part of the F lorida Healthy Beaches ties began monitoring for enterococci bacteria under a grant-funded pilot program. By the beginning of 2000, 11 counties were participating in the program. That year, state lawmakers formalized the program, extended water testing to 34 coastal counties, including M anatee and Sarasota, and also approved testing for fecal coliform. Since 2000, with state funding and federal money from the E nvironmental P rotection A gency, weekly water samples have been taken at hundreds of sites. A gencies monitor the results to track water quality and safety, as well as issue notices rating water quality at sites as good, moderate and poor. close a beach and can help beachgoers decide whether to take a plunge in the water. F ecal coliform and enterococci are enteric bacteria that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife and human sewage. If present in high concentrations in recreational waters, the bacteria can be ingested while swimming or enter the body through a cut, potentially causing infections, rashes and disease. The water quality at all the testing sites in Manatee County currently is rated good, according to the FHB website. A spokesman for the Florida Department of Health said last week that the agency is moving to eliminate 58 testing sites, which would save about $525,000. The program monitors 304 sites. The state also is proposing reducing sampling from weekly to biweekly and suspending winter sampling at beaches where swimming is minimal. T he state health department held a series of meetings on the proposed changes in July, including a session in St. Petersburg. The plan still needs a review a review by the EPA.Water spout spotted C ortez resident R obert F uller sighted a water spout at about 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11. He was looking west to the Gulf of Mexico from Marina Court near Cortez at the time. Several Holmes Beach residents also reported seeing a water spout form in the G ulf at about 7:40 a.m. T he N ational Weather Service in R uskin did not receive any reports of a water spout in the Anna Maria Island-Cortez area. Nor did local agencies receive any reports. A bout that time, a heavy thunderstorm was moving east from the Gulf of Mexico over Sarasota County. There was no reported damage, but in central Flor ida a water spout that touched down A ug. 11 lifted a boat off a trailer and damaged a house.AM City Pier boardwalk project continues The Florida Department of T ransportation is reminding motorists and pedestrians that construction activity is ongoing along Bay Boulevard and at the intersection of Bay Boulevard and Pine A venue in Anna Maria. The DOT is overseeing a boardwalk project on the bayfront at the Anna Maria City Pier. Improvements include a boardwalk, parking reconlandscaping, bike racks, concrete pads for magazine racks, signage, picnic tables, lighting, irrigation and erosion control. T his week, the DOT s contractor, Woodruff and Sons Inc., will continue with construction of the boardwalk and the parking area south of the pier. A DOT news release advised that motorists can expect temporary intermittent lane closures along N orth Bay and South Bay boulevards. Also, pedestrians can expect to use alternate routes to access the pier during construction. The DOT hopes to complete the work in October.


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THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 19 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Nesting by the numbers As of Aug. 12, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of turtle nests: 140 Number of false crawls: 149 Number of black skimmers: 271 Number of skimmer chicks: 32 Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN! 6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.clancysirishsportspub.com 941-794-2489 A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL Come check out the happenings at Clancys Every Thursday Hammers & Adams at the Freaki-Tiki 6-10 Friday Aug. 19 Kettle of Fish 6-10 Tiki, followed by Democracy 10-close in the Main Bar Saturday Aug. 20 Wikked Jester 9-1 Sunday Aug. 21 Jack Tamburin 5-9 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. 24, 2011 Oysters on the Half Shell and MUCH more. Midnight at Moores Happy Hour specials! Scientists, AMITW collect data for survey By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring members are assisting scientists monitoring the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Earlier this month, AMITW executive director Suzi Fox and coordinator Glenn Wiseman helped two researchers collect samples as they excavated a hatched loggerhead sea turtle nest. The scientists, Sara Williams and Ed Larrivee of University of Florida, are part of a U.S. Geological Survey team monitoring the impact of the BP Deepwater spill on Gulf species and habitat. The massive spill began April 20, 2010, when the offshore oil drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico southeast of Venice, La. No oil associated with the spill was reported in the vicinity of Anna Maria Island, but the entire Gulf region Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas is being monitored. Williams and Larrivee left the Island with unhatched embryos and yolk from the nest already emptied of hatchlings to add to their collection from other areas. A federal team conducted similar research on the Island last summer, just weeks after the well in the northern Gulf was capped. That work, led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, also was needed to determine the extent of damage to natural resources during an incident such as the oil spill, and make sure that the resources were restored. To assess damage, scientists have needed to make complete studies of the Gulf states, including conducting research in Gulf areas that the spill did not reach. The USGS role in the Deepwater Horizon response is to: wetlands and coasts. tory with respect to federal lands. toxicity to soils and water systems. wildlife. to carry oil over barrier islands. effects of the oil spill and assist in restoration efforts. Scientists with the USGS have collected material coast locations since February.


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22 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER ObituariesRichard F. Saenger He was born in New York City and moved to Bradenton in 1995. Mr. Saenger was a veteran of the U.S. Army He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach and was a member of the Bradenton Beach M oose Lodge No. 2188. Service was to be private. Brown & Sons F uneral Jennifer Harnish Walsh Jennifer Harnish Walsh, 49, of P ort O range, died Maria Island until 1987. M rs. Walsh was a member of C rossroads Baptist C hurch. She was a registrar for P almer C hiropractic Riddle, and an administrative assistant at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. She enjoyed travel to the mountains, spending time with her family and gardening. A memorial service was held Aug. 12 at Crossroads Baptist Church, Daytona Beach. An Anna Maria Island memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial was in Sea Pines Memorial Gardens in Edgewater. Mrs. Walsh is survived by her husband of 21 years, and sister Sandy Mixon of Richmond Hill, Ga.Cottage treasure found P eggi C lauhs of Holmes Beach won Beach to Bay Livings treasure hunt, which invited participants to help locate the development companys signs at more than two dozen locations on Anna Maria Island. The treasure hunt helped promote Beach to Bay Livings properties and C oastal C ottages home construc tion. Clauhs, who found 24 signs, won dinner for two at the Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach. In her entry, she wrote, Thanks for offering the contest. We are fairly new to A nna M aria and this activity got me around via bike to many neighborhoods I d never seen. We hope to do a renovation in the near future, so I was able to collect many great ideas. F or more information about Beach to Bay Living, beachtobayliving.com.Local franchise owners attend conference Joanne and Larry Hibbs, owners of S ER V PRO of Bradenton, recently attended SER VPROs national conCoastal Cottage signs Peggi Clauhs spotted on her bike trip around Anna Maria Island. Clauhs won dinner for two in a Beach to Bay Living treasure hunt. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff ing Rick Catlin vention in St. Louis. The local couple heard from keynoters and attended sessions with leaders in the insurance industry. I know I join my colleagues when I say that we all walked away with added knowledge about the companys initiatives for the upcoming year, and about the industry as a whole, said Joanne Hibbs. I m excited to use what I have learned for my business that serves the local community. S ER V PRO System has more than 1,500 franchise owners. For more information about SER VPRO of Bradenton, e-mail Joanne Hibbs at jhibbs@servproofbradenton. com. AMI Concierge to move Anna Maria Island Concierge Services will relocate Sept. 1 from 401 P ine A ve. to 9908 C Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. AMICS Susanne Arbanas, who describes herself as the director of contagious enthusiasm on the I sland, said the monthly P orch P arty still will take place at the Pine A venue venue, as well as other nearby Pine A venue locations, at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The event features refreshments, entertainment and socializing. For more information about the concierge services, call Arbanas at 941-527-1254.Chamber seeks advertisers T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce, which is organizing its annual Bayfest for Oct. 14-15, is seeking advertisers for a new Bayfest booklet. T he chamber has nearly booked the food court for the festival held on Pine A venue in Anna Maria, but continues to seek arts, crafts and retail vendors, as well as For more information, contact the chamber at 941778-1541.Chamber holds events T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce will hold a monthly business-card exchange at 5 p.m. Wednesday, A ug. 24, at Whitney Bank, 5324 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach. The cost to attend is $5. A lso, the chamber is organizing its annual golf outing, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. M onday, Other September events include: Drive Caf & T iki, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the chamber at 941-7781541.Correction A report in the business section of the Aug. 10 issue of The Islander contained an incorrect address for Wagner R ealty. T he address is 2217 G ulf D rive N ., Bradenton Beach. OLD FLORIDA living in fabulous bayfront setting with spectacular views. Lush tropical setting, two docks, tiki bar. 3BR/2.5BA home has cathedral beam ceilings, knotty cypress walls and $799,000. Call Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. John A. Ohde John A O hde, 71, of Bradenton, died A ug. 4. He had retired to Bradenton from Hinsdale, I ll., in 1999, and was, he said, A Floridian by choice. M r. O hde was a graduate of St. Joseph C ollege in R ensselaer, I nd., and went on to work with computers, retiring as a senior systems analyst from Combined Insurance of Chicago. He was a huge fan of the Chicago Bears, Bulls and White Sox. A memorial service is being planned in the fall in Chicago. children Lisa Williams, Lara Skala and Sean and wife Lee great-grandchild Sammy. The Islander newspaper to residents and family of resiobituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978.Shirley A. ODay Shirley A. ODay, age 78, of Anna Maria, died Aug. 13. She was born F eb. 22, 1933, in E aston, M d., and grew up in Seaford, Del. Mrs. ODay earned her bachelors degree at Univer sity of Delaware, a masters degree at West Chester University and her doctorate at T emple U niversity. Her career included teaching at public schools in Wilmington, D el., G ettysburg C ollege and R owan U niversity in G lassboro, N.J. She retired as dean emeritus of graduate studies. M rs. O D ay was a member of the city of A nna M aria Code Enforcement Board. She was past president of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria I sland and the Village Green womens golf group. She started up the M anatee C ounty D aybreakers Womens G olf A ssociation. She was a master wood carver and was A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25 in the chapel of the R oser M emorial C ommunity Church, 512 Pine A ve., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to Southeastern G uide D ogs, 4210 77th St. E ., P almetto F L 34221, Susan G Komen C ancer F und, 5005 LBJ F reeway, Suite 250, D allas T X 75244, or G ethsemane UMC 2701 Woodland F erry R oad, Seaford DE 19973. Condolences for may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.co m A rrangements are by Shannon W., Bradenton. Mrs. ODay is survived by sister Janet O. and husWhalen. Homes & C rematory 43rd Street C hapel was in charge of arrangements. M emorial donations may be made to T idewell Hospice I nc., 5955 R and Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. Saenger is survived by daughters Mary Magag


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 23 an impact on me in their own way. I remember learning to play the recorder was huge. I t meant you were a big kid. Like all AME students, Gregorich had the opportunity to participate in the monthly grade-level play per I t was so much fun. You got to play a character yet be yourself with all your friends on stage. G regorich said she made a tight-knit group of friends Shawn LaPensee, who lived down the street from her in Anna Maria. today, said G regorich. She was so excited when she found out I made the show and has been so supportive. Shes everything you look for in a best friend. G rowing up on the I sland was comforting. A s a kid you dont really know how safe you are growing up in that community. You get to hold onto your innocence a little longer. T he I sland also is where G regorich fostered her love for sports. A s a kid she tried every sport offered at the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter. When she tried soccer she fell in love with the sport and stuck with it through her senior year at Manatee High. She played competitively with the M anatee M agic soccer team and she still plays co-ed soccer at the center. week in September. U ntil then she keeps busy playing on A t heart I ve always been a tomboy, but I love being a girl too. I really do love sports and working out at the gym, but my closet is almost full of dresses, she said. A nd you might say G regorich, who thinks beach life is awesome, also remains an I sland girl at heart. She loves the Waterfront R estaurant in A nna M aria although D uffy burgers were always a favorite treat grow ing up. She loves the A nna M aria C ity P ier and kayaking off the beach. I would live outside if I could, she said. N o matter where G regorichs television adventure takes her, she sees herself deepening her local roots. Apart from wanting to spend the summer months travel ing to work in other kitchens to learn different culinary styles, she wants to ultimately stay on the G ulf coast, and maybe someday open a gourmet sandwich shop. online at www.islander.org. 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Coast air hub 13 Fashion magazine 14 2, 4, 6, 8 Who do we appreciate?, e.g. 15 ___ egg 16 Back 17 College-area local 18 What a chair should cover? 19 Cosmetics brand with the classic slogan Because Im worth it 24 Swiss mix 29 Often-trimmed tree 32 Designed for two 33 Takes in 34 ___ out! 36 Serpentine shape 37 Beatles 65 and others 38 Hanauma Bay locale 40 Antipollution mascot Woodsy ___ 41 AOLs Web site, e.g. 42 Birth control option, briefly 44 Lacking a surrounding colonnade, as a temple 45 Ljubljana resident 49 Ready to be called 50 French meat 51 Active 53 Casino offering 54 Poetic plenty 55 Singer Aimee 58 Muffs 60 What a pajama party often is 61 Its NWof Georgia 63 Sch. that plays Texas A&M 64 Memory: Prefix 66 Calendario unit 68 When tripled, et cetera 69 Musical number 70 The Producers character who sings When You Got It, Flaunt It 71 Mucho 72 Actor Rickman 73 K-12 79 Broken Arrow co-star Michael 81 Type in 83 Portrayal 84 Zeusdisguise when fathering Helen of Troy 87 Blood-typing system 89 Modern party planning aids 90 Sports column 91 Go south, as sales 92 Scots wee 93 In excelsis ___ 94 Japanese thanks 95 Frequent, in verse 98 Stand on short feet 99 Straight 100 Eve who wrote The Vagina Monologues 101 ___ egg 102 Beat it 103 Best in crashtest ratings 108 Order to a barista 109 Zigeunerliebe composer 112 La Bohme soprano 113 Key of Brahmss Symphony No. 4: Abbr. 116 Eleven, to Hlose 117 Edwardian expletive 119 Ones putting on a show, for short 121 They: Fr. 122 German rejection 123 Cause of some repetitive behavior, in brief 124 AStoogeNo. 0807RELEASE DATE: 8/14/2011 GOOD TO GO By Tony Orbach and Janie Smulyan / 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. 12345678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31 32 3334 3536 3738 3940 4142 43 444546 47 48 49 5051 52 535455 56 57 58 596061 62 6364 656667 686970 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 798081 82 8384 85 8687 88 899091 92 9394 95 96 97 9899100 101102 103 104 105 106 107108109 110 111112113 114 115 116117 118 119 120121122 123124 125 126 127 128 129 130 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers found on page 24.By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter I dont ever look for the spotlight, thats not my thing, said Jamie Gregorich, a 25-year-old sous chef at Longboat Keys Euphemia Haye restaurant. But as one of the top nine competitors left on reality television show Hells Kitchen that airs at 8 p.m. on M ondays on the F ox television network, G regorich has had to quickly adjust to having the spotlight cast her way. A s the number of contestants dwindles each week, if the Bradenton resident ultimately wins the head chef position at BL T Steak in New York City. I t didnt really hit home for G regorich how much attention she would receive until the show started airing and strangers begin to recognize her. G regorich, raised in A nna M aria, maintains strong ties to the Island even though she and her family moved She attended the School for Constructive Play preschool, Anna Maria Elementary, King Middle and Manatee High schools. going into kindergarten, leaving my stay-at-home mom was tough. But M rs. Loveland was so caring sort of mommyish Ill never forget her, Gregorich said. D eborah T homas, her second-grade teacher, also stood out because she made learning fun. She was really proactive in using activities to teach, said Gregorich. T he school was really great and each teacher had Island native on her own in Hells Kitchen


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PETS PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. BOATS & BOATING BOAT SLIP FOR rent in Holmes Beach up to 23-foot. $140/month, three-month minimum. 941962-6238. EMPLOYMENT WANTED LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE looking for parttime job on the Island. Call 813-802-2756. HELP WANTED SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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TV WALL MOUNT: Will hold up to 19-inch TV, $15. 941-795-8359. WASHING MACHINE: MAYTAG (older model). Heavy duty, super capacity, good running condition, $75. Call 941-779-0556. BOOK CASE: MAHOGANY color, 6-feet tall, ve shelves, like-new, $20. 941-730-0444. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classieds@islander.or g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW COLLECTING ITEMS for St. Bernard Church rummage sale, Oct. 21-22. Please leave donated items in rear of activity center building. Call Geri Cannon, 941-779-0591. TWO STOLEN BIKES: 27-inch Schwinn, 21-speed, green/silver, blue Island bike, sixspeed. Reward, 941-538-0745. GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattisons Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to bene t the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bradentonrotary.org. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 25 AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. 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Spell out all words.)The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Mobile Dog Grooming Mobile Dog Grooming Mobile Dog Grooming A natural and organic approach to pet care WWW.FURRYTAILS4GROOMING.COM For an appointment, call 941-795-0303 HEALTH CARE RN IN HOLMES Beach for hire as daytime caregiver. Have references, available September. 941567-4359. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941778-7770. Leave message. HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-5396891. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. IMPECCABLE CLEANING: CARLOS and Valeria. Servicing Anna Maria Island since 2002. Affordable, dependable, free estimates. Call 941-9327314. COMPANION/CARETAKER: LOVING, compassionate, reliable. References. 941-705-0607. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-0344. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www. jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. SERVICES Continued BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. 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. FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch and anything else. Please, call David at 941-5047045. Turn the page for MORE ADS


26 AUG. 17, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S LANDSCAPING Continued NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT 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. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941778-2316 or 941-730-3228. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-0344. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc. com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home, 2BR/1BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home NW Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! 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. BAYFRONT BEAUTY 5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach Highlights from the 2011 NAR Investment & Vacation Home Buyers SurveyRental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing Nicole Skaggs, 38 percent of people decided to buy their vacation home now because of new low pricing. buyers. 36 percent of transactions for vacation homes were all cash (this percentage is higher on AMI). to purchase another vacation home in the next two years. at least 6 years. Timing is everything. Are you thinking about buying the vacation home of your dreams? NOW is the time. Market conditions, such as inventory and seller motivation, have made this THE fast, you owe it to yourself to know your options. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 I MPERIAL H O U SE Completely renovated in 2008, new kitchen, tile oors, turnkey furnished, ground-level 2BR/1BA. Heated pool, clubhouse, and a shing pier on the bay. $183,000. G U LF VIEW H O M E FOR $344,900. 100 steps to the beach! Charming 2 BR/2BA cottage. Sit on your deck to watch gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Newer bathrooms and kitchen. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755Text CARD to my cell phone and I'll text you my business card. SEASIDE GARDENS: This beautifully maintained villa is an affordable and rare nd at Seaside Gardens. Spacious, bright, end-unit villa. You own the lot and building. Newer roof, A/C. Unfurnished. $190,000. SANDPIPER RESORT: Like new 2BR2BA on corner lot with parking and handicap lift! Immaculate condition. New docks available on the bay/ Intracoastal. CO-OP share included. Sandpiper is an active 55+ community. This home is turnkey furnished. $249,000. FIXER UPPER: 3BR/1.5BA close to Manatee High School in Bradenton. Needs work. $29,900. CHILSON AVENUE: Wonderful deep-water canalfront home on a lot and a half. Private dock with no bridges to the bay! This home has a large pool. Beach within walking distance. Could be converted to a 3BR2A. $549,900. A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail amrealty@verizon.net Web site www.annamariareal.comREDUCED PRICE 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.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 17, 2011 27 CHECK US OUT A T WWW.ISLAN DER.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. LEAVE THE CAR AT HOME!This solidly built, 2BR/2BA home with family room, or possible 3rd bedroom, is close to everything Blake hospital, bus lines, grocery stores, restaurants and banks! Large, fenced yard. Easy to show! $89,900 Call us for all your real estate needs. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. Perico Island, 329 108th St., $199,000. Best buy Perico condo, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, FURNISHED, formal dining, waterviews, move-in condition. Walk-in closets, mint condition. Call 941.778.8104. RENTALS Continued PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. ANNUAL RENTAL: EFFICIENCY in Bradenton Beach near trolley stop and beach. Available Sept 1. Call Liz, 941778-2176. ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR in Holmes Beach. $675/ month plus utilities and deposit. 941-778-6541 weekdays, 941-504-3844 evenings. LARGE 2BR/BA ELEVATED duplex. Deck, laundry hookup, large yard, carport. Close to Island, just off Cortez road. $900/month. First, last and $500 security. Pets OK additional deposit. 262745-3569. BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR rent: 2BR, two full bath, furnished, ground oor. Five minutes from beach. Seasonal, $2,000/month, annual, $1,100/ month. 330-562-8945. Classieds are posted early online: islander.org REAL ESTATE Continued FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps to beach. 813-458-3875. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATEWATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION! Southwest Florida coast! Brand new, upscale 2BR/2BA, 1,675 sf condo. Only $179,900! (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Prime downtown location on the water! Call now, 877888-7571, ext. 28. NEW YORK SOUTHERN tier farm sale! Nine acres, $24,900. Woods, lake rights, minutes north of the Penn sylvania border! Survey, clear title. Call 877-458-8227 or: www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com. LENDER-ORDERED LAKE liquidation sale! Saturday, Aug. 27 only. Two-plus acres with free boat slips only $19,900, was $59,900. Boat, ski, sh on 160,000-acre Kentucky Lake. All infrastructure completed. Own for pennies on the dollar. Excellent nancing. Call now, 800-704-3154. SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE RENTALS FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. $650/month plus electric. beachcondo25@yahoo.com. ANNUAL: CUTE, FURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex. Lakefront with dock. Walk to beach. Garage with washer and dryer. No smoking or pets. Holmes Beach. $875/month. 941-737-3547. ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH efficiency plus 1BR/1BA near beach, $600/month, $600 security. 941-778-1285. 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. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.


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