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BB chief, mayor resolve issuesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter NFL owners and players settled their differences in time for the football season to begin as scheduled. Bradenton Beachs most prominent Packers fan and Bears fan the mayor and police chief, respectively also recently resolved some issues in time to enjoy NFL play. I wanted to drop you a line to see if you wanted to schedule a time next week that you and I could sit down and try (to) sort some of this stuff out, Chief Sam Speciale wrote in a recent e-mail to Mayor Bob Bartelt. He continued, Im looking forward to resolving some of our issues so we can get back to business before football season starts (Go Bears). A meeting between the mayor and chief took place Aug. 15 and lasted about two hours. It was a clearing of the air, Speciale said. Both men said later that a tense and somewhat contentious period has passed. The mayor said he has answers and the chief said he has guidance. Him and I, sitting down, talking, everything went great, Speciale said. We discussed the issues. We both gave our feelings. I walked out of there with a very positive attitude. Both of us have to work toward the betterment of the city. Meetings: The government calendar. Page 4 Donations for Anna Maria lot purchase OKd. Page 5 Op/ed: The Islander editorial, readers letters. Page 6 Page 7 BB seeks proposals for beachfront parcel. Page 8 Anna Maria seeks new revenue sources. Page 9 Community events, news. Page 10 Goings on. Page 10 WMFR talks consolidation. Page 13 Island police blotter. Page 15 Back to school. Page 16 Turtle nesting numbers. Page 18 Sports: NFL action on AMI. Page 20 Fishing: Wading in warm waters. Page 21 Island Biz: Events, expansions, openings. Page 22 Astheworld Terns are watching out for our kids. Page 6Hello HQ. Page 14 BarteltThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgTop Notch mentions. Page 12 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org 10 years ago PLEASE SEE TOURISM, PAGE 2 Obituaries Goings on. Page 10 Meetings Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAVOLUME 19, NO. 42 WATCH OUT FOR SCHOOL KIDS! AUG. 24, 2011 FREE Kids @ play. Page 17 Streetlife Turtle nesting numbudget talks PLEASE SEE BB CHIEF-MAYOR, PAGE 3 2011 ELECTIONSAnna Maria election takes shapeNo surprise: July tourism jumps 8 percentBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Just one week after Research Data Services of Tampa reported tourism to Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key was up 6.5 percent in June compared with June 2010, Walter Klages of RDS gave a preliminary report of July 2011 tourism to the Manatee County Tourist Development Council that said July tourism was up 8 percent over July 2010. Speaking at the TDCs Aug. 15 meeting, Klages said 52,300 visitors came to the Island/Longboat Key area in July compared with 48,500 in July 2010. The July figures marked six consecutive months of increased occupancy for Bradenton area accommodations, Klages said, and brought visitors for the year to date to 275,500. Thats a 4.3 percent gain from the of 2010, Klages reported. While reminding the TDC that this was a The jump in summer tourism is evident at the Manatee Public Beach, where a crowd of folks both relax and play in the hot sun and warm Gulf of Mexico waters. Islander Photo: Lisa NeffElection scheduling mission seats began Aug. 15 in Anna Maria. The period will close at noon Aug. 26 in Anna Maria. for three commission seats in Holmes Beach. takes place for two commission seats and the mayoral post in Bradenton Beach. the Island elections. For more information about the election, go to www.votemanatee.com or call the appropri708-5800 for Holmes Beach. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter to run in the trio of city elections to be held Nov. 8 on Anna Maria Island takes place this week in the city of Anna Maria. 26, there might be a crowded list of candidates for Anna Marias election. Three planning and zoning board memFormer Mayor SueLynn said she would run for a commission seat and has a packet. And incumbents Dale Woodland and John tion. The P&Z mempapers are Carl Pearman, Mike Pescitelli and Nancy Yetter, according to city clerk Alice Baird. Lois Finley, who formerly owned and operated Mama Los ice cream shop in Anna Maria, picked up two packets but declined to name Anyone can pick up a packet and pass it along to someone else, Baird explained. of noon Friday, Aug. 26, she said. Finley laughed when asked if she would seek a commission seat. She said she was picking the packets up as a favor for other be released by city hall this week. a seat on the commission. She was mayor from 2002 to 2006, but did not seek re-election after her second term. tion and so has Woodland, while Commissioner Gene Aubry will not seek a second term. Aubry was elected in September 2010 to complete the remainder of recalled Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus two-year term that ends in November. Commissioners in Anna Maria are elected for two-year terms and receive $400 a month in compensation. Packets for prospective candidates are available from Baird at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, and must be completed and turned in by noon Friday, Aug. 26. More election news, pages 3 and 4. Speciale Quam Woodland Keep an eye out for the kids and the big yellow buses.


2 AUG. 24, 2011 THE ISLANDER TOURISM total impact of July economic spending by visitors was $51 million. That would bring the year-to-date ecofrom the $370.5 million for January-July 2010. Klages congratulated the TDC and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for increasing You have the old Florida here, Klages said. TDC member David Teitelbaum responded saying that its not old Florida, its the real Florida. Were not plastic here. Teitelbaum said he was pleased to see monthly tourmitted to the BACVB within a few weeks of the end of the reporting month. RDS took over preparation of the monthly reports reports were delivered six to eight weeks following the reporting month. The initial delays were expected, BACVB marketing director Deb Meihls said when RDS took over the reports, but the time from the end of the reporting month to delivery of the reports to the BACVB has been shortened. week in September, and were appreciative of the improvements RDS has made in getting the reports to Island tourism up, new trolley ready to rollus in a timely fashion, Meihls said. BACVB marketing strategy has been very successful, even when other destinations are down. A fall marketing strategy aimed at family vacationers looking for good rates is planned, she said. In other business, Teitelbaum reported that the later than originally planned. The new trolley arrived in early August and has been undergoing maintenance and safety checks. Additionally, Teitelbaum said, the wrap of adverwhat he has seen of the advertising signs, They look great. The second trolley arrived two weeks ago and Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, who chairs the TDC, reminded the council that she is still looking to fund a replacement pier for the Manatee Public Beach pier that was found unsafe and demolished Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach mayor and commissioner, said she is hopeful that an engineering study unsafe. In that case, funds from the resort tax also the source for beach renourishment money could be used for a new pier. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Visits to the Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key area showed no sign of decline in June, as tourism rose 6.5 percent that month compared with June 2010, according to the latest Research Data Services monthly tourism report for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The RDS reported 47,500 visitors came to the area in June, while 44,600 were reported in June 2010. modations was 61.5 percent in June 2011, while June 2010 occupancy was reported at 58.2 percent. It was all good news for Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman. I havent had any complaints about the summer season. Everyone I talked to said it was going great, and I really expect July and August will also be up from last year, Brockman said. of this year, visitor arrivals to the AMI/LBK area are up 3.5 percent from the same period in 2010. The RDS reported a total of 275,500 visitors through June this year against In addition to a tourism boost in June, economic spending also rose, climbing 11.3 percent from the $24.8 million in direct tourism expenditures reported in June 2010 to $27.6 million spent in June this year. Direct expenditures for the year to date were up 5.5 of 2010. The RDS reported $218.3 million in direct The average daily room rate also rose in June this to $124.60 for June 2011. The Islands top feeder market in June was the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, with 13.2 percent of all markets for June were all from Florida, with Sarasota third at 6.4 percent, Miami/Fort Lauderdale fourth at 3.2 percent, just .1 percent ahead of Atlanta, which was sixth among feeder markets. would recommend Anna Maria Island as a vacation destination to friends. The top five attributes for an Island vacation listed by vacationers were beautiful beaches at No 1, good food and restaurants was No. 2, a clean and unspoiled environment was third, complete relaxation was fourth, and clear, blue water was No. 5. Multiple choices were allowed in the survey. BACVB marketing director Deb Meihls had said it would take a few months to get the new system working Brockman


THE ISLANDER AUG. 24, 2011 3 BB CHIEF-MAYOR Anna Maria seeks committee members Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby is calling on interested city residents to volunteer for one of several vacancies on committees. advisory committee and, at present, Terry Schaefer has submitted an application for that post. Selby said a vacancy exists for a member of the code enforcement board and for one alternate member. There also is a vacancy on the environmental education and enhancement committee, the mayor said. Anyone interested in applying for a committee can pick up an application at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. The mayor appoints members of the various boards subject to commission approval. The mayor said, We went over some things. Ive got answers from the chief that satisfy me. week after a volatile public meeting on the police department budget. Dozens of people packed the small Katie Pierola Commission Chamber to endorse the police department and defend Speciale rumors were circulating that replace the police department. Neither action was on the agenda, and at the conclusion of the meeting the commisalso came about three weeks after he met with Vice Mayor Janie Robertson in a closed-door personnel session. An attorney representing the city attended, as did a Florida Police Benevolent Association representative who accompanied Speciale. Robertson said the mayor asked her to take the July 21 meeting, which was held to inform the chief there The meeting was performance-related, Bartelt said. We were looking for certain reports, things like that. Minutes state that Robertson gave a preliminary declaration of future job expectations which are not currently being performed during the meeting, which lasted about 30 minutes. A July 25 memo to the chief from Robertson ing your performance. ings, as well as city commission meetings. the hours on patrol, hours on car patrol, hours on beach patrol, the number of crimes investigated and reported, the number of ongoing police investigations, the number of closed investigations and the number of citations issued. and a summary of employee responsibilities. to the city clerk. ment. Speciale, in an interview with The Islander, responded to each enforcement meetings and many city meetings, and will be present at all commission meetings. costs money. For an agency this size, it doesnt make sense, the chief said, adding that the Holmes Beach Police Department also is not accredited. mission exists in BBPD logs, which can be provided for review. job descriptions since 2001. using standard forms. The city never formally voted on doing job evaluations, the chief said. are available. The mayor is my boss, he said. Im loyal to the city, and Im loyal to my boss. Speciale said the events of recent weeks make it clear that the mayor and commission want more information more regularly about the police department. Im more open to what the commission wants, what the mayor wants, he said. If the commission wants more information sharing, Ill gladly do that. Ill gladly give them all they want. And so the citys most prominent Bears fan, who hails from Chicago, is ready for some football. And the citys most prominent Packers fan, who hails from Milwaukee, is ready for some football. Go Bears, said Speciale. All I can say is the Packers reign triumphant, Bartelt said. Tension has dissipated, but a rivalry remains. Robertson 2011 ELECTIONSHB commission candidates on hold No election packets had been given out by the although all three incumbents have said they will seek re-election. Three commission seats are up for election on Nov. 8. Incumbent Commissioners Al Robinson, Pat Morton and David Zaccagnino all have said previously they will seek another term. No other city residents have indicated they will become a candidate. election packets can be picked up at any time. Holmes Beach commissioners are elected for twoyear terms. Monthly compensation for a commissioner is $400, while the mayor receives $800 each month. Packets may be obtained between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. For more information, call the city


4 AUG. 24, 2011 THE ISLANDER By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A former bookkeeper has pleaded not guilty to defrauding the Key Royale Club of $387,000. and charged with one count of scheming to defraud in excess of $50,000. She has remained at the Manatee County jail since her arrest, with her bond set at $50,000. A bond hearing at the jail was set for Aug. 31 after Connellys attorney, assistant public defender Jessica Casciola, filed a motion seeking a reduction in bond. The motion states that ConTheres 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 MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach 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, 941-761-1555. Of Interest closed and trash collection is delayed a day throughout the week in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The Islander also will be closed. Commissioners meeting, administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. denton. missioners workshop, administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. missioners meeting, administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. TBD. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander. org. 2011 ELECTIONSEx-bookkeeper pleads not guilty ConnellyBB mayor undecided about re-election bidBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt remains undecided as to whether he will seek re-election Nov. 8. Bartelt was the Ward 4 commissioner in June 2010 when he was appointed mayor to replace Michael Pierce, who resigned mid-term. Bartelt was then elected unopuntil the next election, set for this November. For the past month, Bartelt, a native of Wisconsin and a undecided about seeking re-election to a two-year term. two commission seats, open at Sept. 2. Bartelt, who spends hours each weekday at city hall, said he If you really want to get things done, youve got to give it your all. It takes time. A lot of time, he said. Bartelt, who married wife Kim last fall in an Island celebration, added that their life together is an important chapter in his life. But Bartelt remains enthusiastic about the business of running Bradenton Beach, especially the projects he and the commission have committed to in the past year. With Bartelt at the helm, the city forged ahead on a number of projects and issues constructing a new dune walkover, hiring out recycling and sanitation, amending the comprehensive plan, settling a long-standing lawsuit over waterfront property, trimming the city budget, planning for new trolley shelters and working on an improved gateway at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. been lying around, tried to move forward with projects that were started but got stuck in neutral, Bartelt said. The mayor plans to complete several more projects before November. It remains an unknown as to whether Bartelt will then begin a new round of city projects or seek a hiatus. Meanwhile, John Shaughnessy, a former commissioner who gave up his seat due to a three-term limit, ended his hiatus. He began last week to collect signatures to run for mayor. Shaughnessy entered city politics in 2003, when he became Ward 1 commissioner. After he left the ing on the city charter committee last year. In the commission elections, Commissioner Gay Breuler of Ward 1 was collecting signatures last week to run for a second term. In Ward 3, Commissioner Janie Robertson cannot seek re-election do the citys term-limit rule, which limits a commissioner to three consecutive terms. As of Islander press time, no one had begun Bartelt and state constitutional rights. Earlier this month, Connelly pleaded not guilty to the charge and, through her attorney, demanded a jury trial. In court records, the prosecution alleges that Connelly, who worked at the Holmes Beach golf club from June 2008 to April 2011, forged checks that were deposited into her Wachovia bank account. Holmes Beach Police Department Detective Michael Leonard, who recently announced he is leaving full-time policing to pursue a business degree, investigated the case. Leonard reviewed Key Royale and bank records going back to 2008, which led to Connellys arrest. years in prison. Breuler


THE ISLANDER AUG. 24, 2011 5 Waste Pro would like to thank the City of Bradenton Beach for the opportunity to provide Solid Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste services to all its residents and commercial businesses. Effective Sept. 1, it will be our pleasure to service the community of Bradenton Beach Household Garbage: Monday and Thursday Yard Waste: Wednesday Recycling: ThursdayAll commercial businesses will maintain their current level of service. If you have any questions, please, call us at 941-355-9600. We are pleased to serve you. Donations for Anna Maria 6-lot $2.8m purchase OKdBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Internal Revenue Service has no problem with a private entity donating to help Anna Maria pay the $2.8 million price for the six vacant lots across from the city pier parking lot. But the donor cant get special treatment to use the property. Thats the opinion of Jacksonville attorney Judson to ensure the city takes the appropriate path in accepting donated funds for the purchase. City attorney Jim Dye and Mayor Mike Selby were concerned that by taking donations, the city might have a problem with the Anna Maria Public Improvement Revenue Bond the legal borrowing method for the city to make the purchase and naming rights as viewed by the Internal Revenue Service. In a letter to the mayor, Freeman wrote that it was his understanding that the city would use the six lots public recreational or park-like purposes. Freeman said he was asked if the city could solicit donations to assist the purchase and recognize substantial donors by naming the park after them, or engraving names on bricks, placards or park benches to recognize contributors. The short answer, Freeman wrote, is yes, the city can solicit donations as long as donative intent is the primary motivating factor and the city merely wants to provide some appropriate recognition of the generosity of the donors. point unless the donors get special legal entitlements to control the use of the park from the city. Dye used the re-naming of Buccaneer Stadium in Tampa as Raymond James Stadium as an example of a private entity getting special entitlements for purchasing the naming rights. Just to be safe, Freeman concluded, the city should make sure the donors understand any name recognition adopted by the city does not mean private use for the donor. Additionally, the city should not have any signed contract with a donor. All donations would be earmarked for the purchase. The city has $225,000 in its proposed 2011-12 budget for loan payments. For the past several years, the city has paid $225,000 annually on a loan that provided in the 2010-11 budget. Any unused funds from the loan account would go to the citys reserve account, city treasurer Diane Percycoe said. Mike Coleman and Ed Chiles of Pine Avenue Restoration LLC already have pledged a $100,000 donation from their company, and Commissioner Dale Woodland said hes backing the purchase because hes convinced a public-private partnership will raise considerable funds. At their Aug. 11 meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 from Branch Banking and Trust of Bradenton. Blackhawk Bank of Iowa, which is currently foreclosing on the property, set the $2.8 million sale price and offered In four months of negotiations between Selby and Blackhawk, the bank did not waver from its $2.8 million price, the mayor said when Commission Chair Chuck Webb suggested further negotiations. ferred by the commission, the city would make interestbeginning payments on a 20-year, 4 percent interest amortized mortgage. The city would pay $4.2 million if the amortization were carried the full 20 years. sion, while the purchase contract must be reviewed by Dye. The commission already has voted to give Selby authorization to sign the purchase agreement subject to Community rewardAnna Maria Mayor Mike Selby presents Sandee Pruett of the Anna Maria Island Community Center a check for $1,513 from funds resulting from the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial in May. The Anna Maria Island Historical Society and the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust also received checks from the pier committee for the same amount. The committee chair was Sissy Quinn. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


6 AUG. 24, 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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Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821Kudos to code of cer I am writing to praise new Holmes Beach code Although he has only been on the job for a brief enforcement activities since he assumed the position, life for Holmes Beach residents. I am ecstatic to see that Forbes realizes his is not hours to address an ongoing issue. The fact that were seeing no furniture on the beach after sunset during turtle nesting season enforced pleases seems to be addressing the small nuisances that have bothered residents for years. Rudy Giuliani was loved by the people of New York because he eliminated many of the nuisance crimes, thereby making New York City a more enjoyable place for both folks who lived there full-time and for those tourists there to enjoy the city for only a brief time. I believe Holmes Beach has found its Giuliani in Forbes. He deserves kudos for a job well done. Laurel Nevans, Holmes BeachSocializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,350 users, so were sharing some of the conversations were having with our fans. If you would like to join us, become a fan on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.or g. A box of crayons? A pair of sneakers? A Donny Osmond lunchbox? The Islander wants to know: What was your favorite back-to-school item? New crayons the big box. Jane Morris Luke A Beatles lunchbox (Im in my 50s). Sue Stewartson Quimby Black patent-leather Barbie lunchbox for kinderSue Hyatt Carroll My Blondie (Debra Harry) Tapper Keeper. She was hot! Walter Mills A plaid jumper with a white shirt. Judy Delano Turcotte I liked my pencil box and everything inside of it. I always wondered what a protractor was, then in high school geometry I wished I never saw one. Sandee WalshCity singer I would like to thank Mayor Bob Bartelt and the city commission, staff, locals of and visitors to Bradenton Beach for the awesome welcome and encouragement Ive received from their wonderful city. You may be familiar with my promotional efforts and know that I play as many dates as I can, but believe me when I say I am humbled every time anyone tells me they came to see me. Really. I am fully aware of what a privilege it is to play music and to do it for a living, considering all of the established and talented entertainers in the area. It is a gift and a responsibility I take to heart. So you can probably imagine how amazing it felt to have the city commission of Bradenton Beach unanimously cial balladeer of Bradenton Beach and Feb. 24 my birthday as Mike Sales Day. When I come up with ideas to have fun, promote my music and give people something more to do, the Bradenton Beach response always is in favor of the action and the input is about how we can make it work. This is the best way forward for enjoying ourselves, despite the recession and working our way out of it. Thank you to the city of Bradenton Beach, and its to everyone who supports local musicians and patronizes the businesses who hire us. Well keep doing our best and looking forward to seeing you at shows. Mike Sales, Anna Maria Keep an eye out for the kids and the big yellow buses. Parents rejoice, drivers beware When it comes to our Island kids and safety, we being vigilant and cautious on the roads, especially at crosswalks. We want our children safe from harm. This week, students are returning to Anna Maria Elementary and other schools in various grades around Manatee County. School bus safety is paramount. But much of the childrens actions and their safety depends on adults and adult drivers. Slow down. Keep an eye out for kids near the roadway especially where we lack sidewalks. Drive with the big picture of whats ahead of you, especially at the side roads and on sidewalks where walkers and bikers converge. And parents and caretakers should be sure to teach kids the difference between a fun ride on the big green trolley and the serious nature of a trip to and from school on the big yellow bus. This year we welcome a new principal to AME, David Marshall, and we all hope for a great school year, in the cafeteria and plays and assemblies in the auditorium. Its a new, fun beginning at our little school by the bay. days at school that stay with us for years to come. Something about the pledge of allegiance in the morning, the morning announcements on TV monitors, lunchroom smells and the chocolate milk, and the bells that signal what to do, where to go and when. It begins a pattern of rituals in our lives and learning. Its about growing up, even for the youngest kindergarten students. Responsibility comes in all what to have for lunch, and whether to eat it or not, soon the youngest students learn they dont wish to be hungry because all their energy is needed to run and play at recess. Soon they are learning about their choices and conthe foundation of all they learned at home and at little schools like AME. Share your early school memories with us on Facebook, and well share ours, too. You can hook up with us from our website at www.islander.org. We love AME. And we love our kids please, watch out for them. Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER AUG. 24, 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 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. 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Deffenbaugh also claimed DeFrank impersonated a group of young adults from Bradenton turned violent when Kris Hammerick, 23, allegedly stabbed Rick Moore, 22, several times with a knife. Witnesses told law enforcement that Hammerick was asked to leave the party, but refused, prompting the altercation. Hamhelicopter unit and arrested. Moore was taken by BayVOTED 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! 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Mainsail president Joe Brown said last week they would have liked to have started construction, but we decided to ride out the economy. Instead, Mainsail spent considerable resources completing the Beach Inn Resort on 66th Street in Holmes Beach, which it purchased for $6 million. Six of the 12 units at the resort have sold and all units are rentals. Since we were able to purchase the project (Beach Inn and the Tidemark) at such a great price from the bank, we have almost no debt and want to make sure we get it right, Brown said. have enough reservations and sales contracts at Mainsail Resort to kick-start it early next year, he said. We need one more season of sales before proceeding. Brown said advertising of the Mainsail Resort on the Mainsail website and through word-of-mouth has successfully spread news of the planned hotel/ condominium in downtown Holmes Beach. Brown said the company has improved the marina by adding several lifts and maintaining the property. Anna Maria Island has become a popular destination, and we are extremely bullish on the future of our investment here, Brown said. Browns local partners in Mainsail AMI Beach Inn include Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar, BeachHouse and Mar Vista restaurants and a partner in Pine Avenue Restoration, Mike Coleman of PAR, and Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher, developers of the Anna Maria Historic Green Village. When the Holmes Beach City Commission approved the site plan 10 years ago in August 2001, developer Nick Easterling said construction would begin in 2002 and the 40-unit hotel/condominium/ marina would be a credit to the community. was in bankruptcy by 2003. owners before Brown stepped up. Brown said he became interested in the property after hearing a sales pitch from Chiles about Anna Maria Island. Brown said the company would use Tidemarks original site plan for the resort, avoiding further reviews, when its ready to begin construction.


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The Islander Wedding Directory Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, and guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366 City seeks proposals for beachfront useBradenton Beachs balladeerMike Sales, left, shakes the hand of Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt following his reading of a procreceived the proclamation at the city commission meeting Aug. 18. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners are seeking proposals for an income-generating use of a vacant beachfront property in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive North. posals Aug. 18, with a deadline for bids set at Jan. 15, 2012. to use this property, said city attorney Ricinda Perry, who recommended a lengthy submittal period. The RFP sets some basic parameters for bidders to comply with city codes and the comprehensive plan, unless they can successfully secure a plan amendment. In an effort to provide for a broad range of options, the city is not placing any limitation on proposed uses in compliance with the citys comprehensive plan and code of ordinances, the RFP reads. for preservation in city planning documents. Any use The property, thick near Gulf Drive with Australian pines, shrubbery and grasses, but also featuring open sand standing legal dispute with Island Inc. over development. The commission, without enthusiasm for the expense, Almost immediately after buying the property, the mayor and commissioners began talking about how they might recover some of the money, possibly by contracting with a concessionaire or renter. Were trying to make that become a producing property, said Commissioner Gay Breuler. The point-person at city hall for potential bidders was concern voiced about the work becoming too timeconsuming for the already busy contract employee. Still, said Mayor Bob Bartelt, he is the best person for the job. The mayor added, I dont think were going to be inundated with 20, 30 vendors. Id be just thrilled if we came up with one or two. Recently the commission approved an unrelated agreement with the bank owners of another Gulf Drive property in foreclosure that should yield the city $70,000 gested that money be put into the citys reserve account to help offset the $350,000 spent to buy the property In other business The proclamation signed by the mayor heralded Sales loyalty to Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island to the betterment of all, expressed gratitude for his weekly performance at the citys Katie Pierola Sunset Park and singled him out for tirelessly helping numerof Commerce, Save the Trolley, the Island Relay for Life, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, the Bridge Street Merchants and animal rescue groups. The mayor also proclaimed Feb. 24 as Mike Sales Day in Bradenton Beach. The date is Sales birthday. Sales, who attended the meeting, received a copy of the proclamation and, after shaking hands with the mayor, shook hands with Pierola, the former mayor who was key Pierola, who now lives in west Bradenton, said she attended the meeting to show her appreciation for Sales, and she promised to get to one of his regular and free Wednesday sunset shows in the park that carries her name. Bartelt said hes known Sales about four years. Hes always been to me the epitome of a gentlemen, and always there to lend a helping hand, he said. for the Bridgewalk Resort to allow for a permanent outdoor dining area for the Bridge Street Bistro, a Bridgewalk tenant. There were some stipulations involved. Also, eager to help the Bridge Street Bistro expansion, commissioners endorsed a process that would allow the restaurant to seek a conditional-use permit for an outdoor pizza oven. Current city regulations prohibit outdoor cooking and heating food at restaurants. The process could take about two months and involve three public hearings. However, Perry said that amounts revision of the outdoor dining regulations. Such a revision of outdoor dining rules likely will take place in the next year, as the city, working with a planning consultant, completes a rewrite of its landdevelopment code. The LDC rewrite is ongoing, but expected to take another 4-6 months. The Bridge Street Bistro outdoor dining plan involves adding tables, chairs and umbrellas at the site, relocating some landscaping and eliminating existing parking under the building. A representative for the restaurant said as many as noted that the existing parking is rarely used. The parking garage doesnt work well, said restaurant representative Bruce Franklin. Getting in between Bridge Street Bistro began offering outdoor dining under a temporary permit from the city issued in late June. I just love it, said Breuler. I think its great what you are doing. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said of the permanent outdoor dining site, I think its a great idea. I think its going to be a real asset to the city. Causley for building department services in July. The vote was 4-1, with Breuler voting no because she objected to overtime in the invoice. and county agencies are hosting the annual summit to discuss better serving abused, neglected, abandoned and at-risk children. attorney Ricinda Perry for legal services in June. Click!The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.


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Commissioners were concerned about the lack of new revenue sources, particularly that the city is not getting a share of money spent by tourists who patronize businesses and restaurants. All these tourists come here and very little comes to is the city pier revenue, yet look at the money we spend revenue from tourism, he said. Commission Chair Chuck Webb agreed, but said the city has few legal means of introducing revenue streams. The traditional ways for beach communities are parking fees, which no one wants to do. My suggesthe budget. We need (city attorney Jim) Dye to give us parameters of what we are allowed to do. Commissioners also discussed the possibility of obtaining some resort tax revenue, the tax collected on all accommodation rentals of six-months or less in the county. Webb, however, said he wasnt sure all rentals are share of those revenues for the city. Mayor Mike Selby said that the city used to have an occupational license tax, but the city commission in 2003, the Florida Department of Revenue ruled the city had lost the right to implement the fee. The commission attempted to backdate approval of the licensing fee, but that was set aside by the department of revenue. Anna Maria is one of only two Florida cities that failed to meet that Webb suggested Dye look into that issue and determine if the city can regain its right to collect an occupational license fee. The license fee generated about $25,000 in annual revenue for the city, according to an examination of budgets from 2000 to 2003. Commissioner Dale Woodland said he had a crazy idea, and suggested the city allow people who want to ing a certain road, be allowed to increase their tax payments. Webb said that would not be possible because the Webb suggested creation of a Municipal Services Tax District where a designated district in the city is paying a higher tax to fund a special project within that area. He said thats another idea Dye should look into after the budget passes. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick asked if Dye could look at implementation of a small city sales tax at around .125 (1/8th) percent on the purchase of goods and services. She said tourists are the people who are using resso the tax would apply primarily to them. Webb said thats another idea for Dye to investigate. But remember, municipalities are the most regulated government anywhere. We are told how to tax, he said. Webb said the discussion was straying from the budget and Selby agreed. The mayor suggested the commission might want to lower the $78,000 budgeted for the contingency fund and put some money toward capital improvements. He noted several road projects have been on the capital improvements list for years, notably Chilson Avenue. The commission declined to schedule another budget day, Sept. 13, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Clari cation Anna Maria City Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said a comment she made in the Aug. 17 issue of The Islander about the future use of the six vacant lots across from the city pier that included the possibility of a cell tower on the lots as a potential revenue source for the city was purely a joke. Mattick said she is totally opposed to a cell tower on the property, which the city is attempting to purchase, and favors a park or public area for the lots. Selby Webb


10 AUG. 24, 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 cAlEnDaRWednesday, Aug. 24 5 to 8 p.m. Women on Wine gathering at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7792123. Sunday, Aug. 28 Noon to 3 p.m. Manatee Young Professionals Beach Bash at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-748-4842 ext 133. Fee applies. Tuesday, Aug. 30 6 p.m. Volunteer reception and information session for Anna Maria Elementary School at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-5525. Ongoing: at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. 941-778-1908. Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Off-Island Friday, Aug. 26 5 p.m. 4131. Fee applies. Saturday, Aug. 27 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-3030. 5 to 9 p.m. Fee applies. Coming Up: Museum. 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 SHOP SHOP BEACH The The 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: info@cedarcoveresort.com On Beautiful Anna Maria Island 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 20% OFF ANY FACIAL Now thru Aug. 31 ~ Must mention ad when scheduling Check out Islander Tonis QR code special this week!Tingley bene ts from upcoming mystery conference Island Players schedule audition, 2011-12 plays of the Island Players 63rd season. James Thaggard will direct. He is looking for men and women actors for roles in the production. The theater also welcomes volunteers for backstage work, set building and production assistants. written by David Patrick Cook and to be directed by Russ Carthy, from Dec. 1 to Dec. 11. mann and George F. Kaufman and to be directed by Mike Lusk, from March 15 to April 1. by Kelly Winn Woodland, from May 10 to May 20. turing backstage tours and opportunities to talk about volunteering for the theater. go to www.theislandplayers.org.Liebert enters surgical residency program Cara Liebert of Bradenton graduated from Stanford the schools surgical residency program. Liebert is an Anna Maria Elementary School alumna who plans on becoming a pediatric surgeon. Her parents, Bob and Cindy Perinetti, live in Holmes Beach. She is married to Robert Liebert and they have a 3 1/2year-old son, Cameron. Liebert Mystery Florida started as the shared whim of a few of mystery and suspense, reverence for the late author John D. MacDonald and what was known as the Liars Club, a loosely organized lunch gathering for authors, writers and a few participants in the arts at a downtown Sarasota eatery. new writer on the Sarasota scene at the time and a resiFrom the common bond, a conference was developed. It would bring authors, fans and aspiring writers together in a forum that would explore the structure, muse and craft of mystery writing. And any profits would go to support the literary programs of two independent libraries, Longboat Key Library and the Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach. The mystery writers conference is in its seventh year and will converge upon the Hyatt Regency Sarasota from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27. clinic led by Les Standiford, and Aug. 26-27 conference days offer a full array of workshops and panels. The conference draws participation from authors such as Tim Dorsey, P.J. Parrish and Gayle Linds, and and Ward Larsen. The conference is driven by the interests and needs of its audience. Great writers of mystery and suspense are and will always be its force and focus, and the opportunity to support emerging writers of promise remains a core objective. And two small libraries are happy and grateful to receive annual checks. For more information and to register for conference events check the website, m or Longboat Key contributes annually to the Mystery Florida conference.


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Someone stole a wallet containing $200, credit and debit cards, and a CD box from an unlocked vehicle. vehicle. Someone took an iPod Touch, a skimboard, a backpack containing clothing and credit cards, $25 in cash from a parked pickup truck. one stole a steel cart from the Subway. chief. A man reported someone spray-painted the hood and convertible top of a Porsche. vehicle. A purse, mobile phone, ID card, car keys and about $60 in cash were reported stolen from a vehicle. dent reported power tools stolen from his garage. stole a grill and propane tank from a rental property. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach police last week arrested a man for allegedly molesting a boy in July while swimming at the beach on Anna Maria Island. John Abraham Essaf, 47, of Bradenton, was arrested Aug. 16 at the Manatee County jail, where he already was in custody on a charge of child pornography. Essaf faces three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12, a felony. In an arrest report, police state Essaf was arrested July 28 after they seized child pornography while executing a search warrant in his apartment. The report also states that Essaf, during a police interview, said he took a boy swimming in Holmes Beach for a birthday present. Essaf allegedly confessed to sexual contact with the child while in the water. The boy was examined on Aug. 5, and recalled for authorities the incident on the beach. The boy, according to the report, remembered that Essaf touched him, but he thought it was accidental. It should be noted that the juvenile victim does not appear to be educated about sex or sexual behavior, the report read. Essaf also allegedly admitted to sexual contact with the boy in the swimming pool at his apartment complex and to handling, tickling and massaging the child in another incident.BB property owners to maintain dockBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Several property owners on Eighth Street South in Bradenton Beach, after learning their dock on the bay was condemned, are offering to repair and maintain the structure. The city held a town meeting two weeks ago to discuss the future of several privately maintained docks on public rights of way. The Eighth Street dock was of particular concern because a section of the wooden structure fell into the bay, and loose or fallen boards created gaps in the decking. Earlier this summer, the city closed the dock. However, no one from Eighth Street attended the town meeting, which led commissioners to assume there was no interest in the privately funded maintenance or repair of the dock. When the dock was built, property owners the structure could be built on the public right of way provided the property owners paid for the construction and ongoing maintenance. Perceiving a lack of private support, commissioners said demolition of the dock seemed likely. But last week several property owners wrote and The dock is extremely important to us, said Mary Crino of Tampa, whose family owns a home on dock, and we have spent many hours watching dolphins and manatees play near the dock. It would be a great loss to all of us if the dock were removed. Crino said her family was committed to maintaining the dock and participating in the expense to maintain the dock. Another property owner, Sharon Merrigan, also committed to supporting the dock. I have spoken with all the neighbors on my she wrote to the mayor and city commissioners. The commission is expected to take up the matter at a meeting in the next month. 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16 AUG. 24, 2011 THE ISLANDER First assignments grade students are pleased with their class assignment. Students returned to school Aug. 22. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Whats up at BSB? 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. 15 941-778-1320 ON VACATION Reopening for dinner Sept. 2 THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Monday, Aug. 29 Tuesday, Aug. 30 Green Beans, Salad, Peaches. Wednesday, Aug. 31 Thursday, Sept. 1 Friday, Sept. 2 Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elemenunteer reception, Sandbar Restaurant. kick-off meeting, cafeteria. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more AME PTO to host back-toschool volunteer reception The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher a volunteer reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. At the reception, there will be refreshments and 5525. Maggie Carter looks for her name on the second-grade class lists at AME. 2011-12 school year. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love




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Monday Gulf Drive Tiki 7-10 pm Tuesday Feeling Swell Patio 7-10 pm Wednesday Sunset Picnic at Katie Pierola Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, (BYOB) 7-sunset Friday AMI Beach Cafe Beach Party & Sunset Drum Circle, 5:30-10 pm Sunday BeachHouse 6-10 BB comp plan amendments to go to stateBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners recently adopted amendments to the citys comp plan, concluding a lengthy and arduous update process mandated by the state. of the evaluation and appraisal report amendments to the city comp plan took place Aug. 18 at city hall. The commission, with a 4-0 vote that was followed with a wahoo and a yeah, amended the comp plan and authorized staff to transmit the document as soon as possible to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, and other agencies. public hearing, held Aug. 4. sive plan and, from time to time, evaluate the document for any necessary changes, submit proposed updates to the state to review and then incorporate them into the plan. The city was in the updating process for a long time eight years much of it with a consultant no longer working on the project. This past year, the city hired ZNS Engineering to complete the amendment process. ZNS Tom McCollum described his work as editing, not rewriting. The introduction in the comp plan was trimmed from state one for water use and one on the city-state waterfront partnership were incorporated. During last weeks meeting, a few minor changes, mostly proofers edits, were made to the plan. These are small editing things. Were at the point where we should have it the way we want it, McCollum said after a brief discussion on shall and should. the way we want it. cies in a section of the plan that states the city encourages the removal of noxious trees, such as Australian pines, punk trees and Brazilian peppers. I would be happy if you could put those two in which have root systems that can damage foundations and sewer systems. The commission agreed to the change. The document contains important city maps for existThe document also contains goals, objectives and policies on future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, conservation, recreation, intergovernmental affairs and capital improvements. The changes commissioners agreed to send on to Tallahassee stemmed from the EAR recommended by the planning board, approved by the commission and deemed Commissioner Ed Straight did not attend last weeks meeting.Gregorich departs Hells Kitchen, hails AMIBy Diana Bogan Islander Reporter Fans of Jamie Gregorich and the Fox television show Hells Kitchen will have to resign themselves to seeing the Island native on the local scene instead of the television screen. The 25 year-old sous chef at Euphemia Haye restaurant on Longboat Key was the ninth contestant to depart this seasons show, making it halfway through the season. The television show splits 18 contestants into two teams to rival each other under the direction of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who ultimately decides which chef is eliminated each week. The winner receives a head chef position at BLT Steak in New York City. Gregorichs departure from the show was unexpected for those watching, and while she has received an abundant amount of feedback from fans unhappy with Ramsays decision Gregorich is upbeat about her future. During the casting process it clicked for me that this is a television show that revolves around personalities, not a cooking show, admits Gregorich. I was a little nervous when I heard the prize for Hells Kitchen was winning a job in a town that is completely opposite of what Im used to. I cant even explain how excited I am to stay here in my humble abode and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach life, she said. Gregorich already has signed up for the fall coed soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and arranged to spend next summer working in a kitchen in St. Augustine. My plans are to keep living the dream and continue my career at Euphemia Haye and teaching at MTI, said Gregorich. Knowing myself and my drive, I feel I can do anything I put my mind to. Jamie Gregorich of Anna Maria Island cial Fox-TV Hells Kitchen publicity photo.


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THE ISLANDER AUG. 24, 2011 23 FISHING Obituaries 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 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 202 75th Street, #BLocation and price sold this lovely home! $590,000518 Magnolia AvenueThis exceptional home was under contract within one week! $1.495.000 518 72nd StreetCanalfront and beautifully maintained! This home was under contract within one week! $519,000 SALE PENDING SALE PENDING SOLD 689 Key RoyaleSpacious bayfront home with dock, lift and pool, offers 3br/2ba with living, dining and family rooms. $999,000 NEW LISTING 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 says Medley. And theres a lot of them down there. Last but not least, Spanish mackerel and bonito are being caught on live greenbacks, although the bite has been sporadic. both nearshore and offshore with good results. The nearshore bite is producing Key West grunts, says Kimball, but were managing to come up with some really nice catches. Kimball is seeing a great abun dance of under-size red grouper on the nearshore reefs and ledges. Theyre thicker than thieves down there, he said with a laugh. Moving out to deeper water 100 feet plus, Kimball is catching limits of red grouper as well as numerous catch-and-release gags and red snapper in the 7-10 pound range. For smaller table fare, there are plenty of banded Richard C. Dick Hennessey Richard C. Dick Hennessey, 80, of Bradenton, and formerly of Holmes Beach, died A ug. 12. He was born rank of sergeant. In World War II, he served as a medic to troops wounds, for which he was decorated several times, including a medal and commendation from the French government. Maria Island, he participated in theater with the Island P layers and volunteered for the A nna Maria Island Community Center and the A nna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and served with the Interim Medical S ervices. Center. Mr. Hennessey was an avid reader who authored Isabell Marl Redding Isabell Marl Redding, 84, died in Reno, Nev., Aug. Mrs. Redding lived across the country in such places as Thompson Ridge, N.Y., Anna Maria Island and, since 2002, in Winnemucca, Nev. A n informal service will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be posted at www.nevadaobit.com and memorial donations may be made to the Humboldt Volunteer Hospice or a local hospice. Mrs. Redding is survived by her children, Fred Marl and wife Deborah of Arlington, Va., Rick of Reno, Nev., Marlene and husband Tom Brissenden of Winnemucca, Nev.; and grandchild Jay Brissenden of Reno, Nev. three books. His work as a writer was featured in The Islander and he also was featured in the newspapers Greatest Generation column. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. A memorial service will be held in Bradenton at a later date. Mr. Hennessey is survived by brother William Bill Hennessey and sister E ileen Webster, both of Bradenton, and sixteen nieces and nephews.Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander condo with shared pool built in 2007 was sold 08/01/11, Wade to Wammes for $2,075,000; list $2,100,000. 110x100 lot was sold 08/01/11, Dar II LLC to Gonzalez 5bed/3bath/4car pool home built in 2011 on a 64x80 lot was sold 08/04/11, Beach to Bay Investments Inc to Wien for $850,000. with pool built in 2005 was sold 08/01/11, L ef E nterprises Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Goliath grouper carefully releasedAn approximately 350pound goliath grouper is carefully released by the group of folks Capt. Larry McGuire, C.L. Fisher and sons Breccan, Keenan and was caught offshore of Anna Maria Island in about 130 feet of water. The family had seen photos McGuires website of folks swim ming with their catch and dreamed of doing just that. Their dream came true on Show Me The Fish Charters.


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Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Dining room table and nine chairs, three complete bed sets including mattresses and bedsprings. Sofas, lamps, coffee and end tables, large TV, VCR, teak screen, patio furniture, linens, silverware and pictures. 113 Gull Drive, Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND LOST CAT: LUNA, friendly, gray and white. Clipped ear. Last seen Marina Isles neighborhood, Holmes Beach, July 28. Dawn, 608-7707351. 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. HELP WANTED SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander.org KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. 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DIVE GEAR: WOMENS zippered boots, new, size 9ML, plus swim ns. $30. 941-792-3526. VACUUM: DIRT DEVIL Lite, $20, dehumidi er, works great, $20, 941-730-0444. BOOKSHELF: 2x4, brown, $10. After 5 p.m., 941730-0445. PET DOORS: TWO, for sliding glass doors, $25 each. 941-730-0444. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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 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. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@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. 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. 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.


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26 AUG. 24, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG SINCE 1978Lisa 18 years Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www. mikenormanrealty.comManaging more than 400 vacation properties with 5 agents and 15 sales agents. Past performance may not be the only measure of success, but can you think of anything more to go by? Mike 33 years Sally 20 years Rochelle 12 years Vic & Cathy 9 years Carla 11 years Jed New Sales Associate Donna 2 years Ben 2 years Noranne New Sales Associate Claire Receptionist Marianne 13 yearsIN C 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. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. LANDSCAPING Continued NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certi ed 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, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. 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. 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 212 Elm Ave: 3BR/2BA Custom Built. Near beach and room for pool. Turnkey Lexington and Henry Link furnishings. NOW $689,500 $630,000. Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000Island area native and full-time Realtor with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island Info! www.IslandAnnaMaria.com


THE ISLANDER AUG. 24, 2011 27 CHE CK US OUT A T 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!FANTASTIC BEACH VIEWS! Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. FANTASTIC BEACH VIEWS!From your fthoor Gulffront condo at Martinique South! 2BR/2BA, view of Gulf from master bedroom and enclosed lanai. All new windows and hurricane shutters.LISTED AT $495,000 104 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. 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. LOVELY 2Bdrm/2Bth split bedroom/ open oor plan in beautiful Tanglewood Homes. Two lanais. Live in the city with a country feel. 1,568 sq ft. Priced to SELL at $109,000. Call 941-778-8104. 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. VACATION ONLY PROPERTIES for rent, private pool homes: 3BR/3B, 3BR/2BA,1BR/1BA. Call 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty. com. 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. 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. FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. $650/month plus electric. beachcondo25@yahoo.com. WATERFRONT DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, furnished, elevated. $1,300/monthly, September, November, December. 941-773-5730. REAL ESTATE Continued Longboat Key Cedars E Short sale 2BR/2.5BA furnished. List price $199,000. RE/MAX Alliance Group. For information, call Erlene Fitzpatrick 941-224-6339 or Sharon Villars 941-920-0669. PERICO BAY CLUB villa: 2BR/2BA, garage, turnkey furnished. Price reduced, $189,500. Fred at 941-356-1456. Realtor. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE AUCTION: 24 BEAUTIFUL home sites in Mountain Blue. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Jackson County, N.C. 10 percent BP NCL #1787. 800-2417591 or 800-289-7512. www.jltodd.com or www. wcproperties.com. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294. RENTALS Continued ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach canal home. 3BR/2BA. Terrazzo oors throughout, big yard, one-car garage. $1,695/month. 863-660-8366. CHARMING ONE ROOM cottage, perfect for one person without much stuff! $850/month, annual lease. 941-779-0289. 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. 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. 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