|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
This item is only available as the following downloads:
Dashing to success. Page 23 Bradenton Beach cell tower reception. Page 4 Page 4 Over-size vehicles banned on LBK Bridge. Page 5 Headlines from the past. Page 7 Sunshine Law seminar and e-scrap collection. Page 9 Police beat and court news. Pages 10-11. People in the news, things to do. Pages 12-15 Meatballs, moonracers and clowns. Pages 18-19 Pages 20-21 Pages 24-25 Obituaries: Page 26 Astheworld Terns make a dash for success. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org 10 years ago Meetings Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA PLEASE SEE AM MAYOR, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 11 JAN. 18, 2012 FREE Streetlife AM mayor says dump code board, hire special masterCounty begins 2015 beach nourishment planning PLEASE SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 2 By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Flush with $550,000 from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker said the planning and design phase of the 2015 Islandwide beach renourishment project is under way. The money will get the ball rolling, Hunsicker said, for Coastal Design and Engineering to begin surveying Anna Maria Island for hot spots that should be renourished. Hunsicker and Coastal Planning engiing locations renourished in the 2002 and 2006 renourishment projects. The team also looked Beach to view the progress of that aspect of the most recent renourishment project. But $550,000 is just the beginning of what may eventually become a $20 million-plus renourishment project. The borrow area must accommodate the amount of sand planned for of the product. There also will be costs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit. Manatee County has applied to the DEP for $800,000 from the 2012-13 state budget to continue the project planning and design. Hunsicker said it was too early to estimate how much sand would be needed, what areas would need renourishment, the cost of the project and how much would come from state and federal funding. share of the beach renourishment cost. Several years ago, Hunsicker designed an Islandwide renourishment plan that divided the Island into several different areas. Anna Maria was split into four sections, each with varying needs for renourishment. Bay beachfront from the tip of Bean Point south to the Rod & Reel Pier. Residents in that area have complained for had to fund countermeasures. Those areas were previously ineligible for state or federal renourishment funding because the DEP had designated that shoreline as bayside. The DEP only funds oceanfront or Gulffront beach renourishment. Several years ago, however, after several by Dr. Robert Dean of the University of Florida that concluded the area was affected by the Gulf Gulffront, making the area eligible for inclusion in beach renourishment. The designation ends about 100 yards north of the Rod & Reel Pier. In 2009, Hunsicker had said he hoped to in 2012-13, but had cautioned then that the timeline was only an estimate. One issue that sidetracked Anna Maria from a full beach renourishment in 2002 was granting of easements. Unlike the 2002 renourishment, when the Gulffront property owners, Hunsicker has said for the 2015 project. A number of Anna Maria Gulffront property owners declined to sign easements in 2002, which resulted in renourishment of only a .6 mile portion of Anna Maria beach near the Sandbar Restaurant. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria commissioners agreed to have Mayor Mike Selby look into costs associated with hiring a special master to handle code enforcement violations and replace the current code enforcement board. The same idea was presented by former Mayor Fran Barford in 2005, but was rejected by commissioners. Selby told the current commissioners that each time the code board meets, it costs the city $1,130 for staff, utilities, code board attorney, court reporter and city attorney Jim Dye. however, the city has colsaid. The code board is not a good return for the cost and few people volunteer to serve. It also can cause resentment among residents. people they know. ida League of Cities and the vast majority of cities have a special master system. ney appointed by the Florida Attorney General. Hearings are held during working hours, reducing the cost. At the same time, Selby recommended the city revert to allowing anonymous complaints. In September 2009, following numerous anonymous complaints to the code board about Pine Avenue businesses, the commission opted an investigation. Under the present system, only Selby noted that when anonymous complaints were allowed, there were 56 one month, but under the signed complaint system, there were 22 complaints in one month. Along with the special master, the city should introduce a citation system for violating a code or ordinance, he suggested. rather than go before the special master, Selby said. Additionally, the mayor asked the comSelby A nal note on Christmas 2011:Privateers deliver Christmas to family in needBy Mark Young Islander Reporter F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. always show up when they are needed, but heroes did arrive in time to lift the spirits of local children for Christmas during a time of tragedy even Fitzgerald would have had difLacy Yerian is the mother of two children and the legal guardian of four more. She gained custody of the four children from her former sister-in-law when the state deemed were born with fetal alcohol syndrome. challenges reach beyond the norm, but life Homes on Tampa Bay north of the Rod & Reel Pier face severe erosion. Islander File Photo
2 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER CHRISTMAS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 24-ITEM SALAD BAR LUNCH $ 6 39 DINNER $ 7 49 2 HOMEMADE SOUPS DAILY ENDLESS ARTISAN PIZZA BAR 941-792-5300 www. reandstonepizza.com JANUARY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY LUNCH LUNCH 6 6 Free Sundae 8 FLAVORS! CREATE YOUR OWN SENSATION! ALWAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY! 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER AND HOUSE WINE $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA LARGE 3TOPPING PIZZA sometimes ignores the burden already in place and comof a heart attack this summer at the age of 31. She was left alone to care for own children and her belongings. room home where he also lives with his girlfriend and her two children. Her father is disabled following 15 heart attacks. F or the past several weeks, the entire brood has back, mostly donated by the R ed C ross following the at Learning Unlimited, and that is where the AMI PriKathy ( G riffenkranz) and I visited the kids and they are well mannered, said Wayne C ollins, secretary of the Privateers. The mother cleans houses for neighbors when possible to supplement her meager income, but it is random and certainly not enough. Privateers adopted the family for its annual Christmas charity event. T he family would otherwise have let C hristmas pass as just another day. old D estiny. She lives with her aunt and does her best to security and the state-sponsored R elative C are G iver fund. The family has applied for food stamps and they have a Goodwill furniture voucher from Project Heart for when they have a place to call home. T he Privateers rolled up to the Yerian home Christ Lacy Yerian, right, her two children and four nephews and nieces for whom she is the legal guardian, pose with the Anna Maria Island Privateers Santa and his sleigh. Struggling after the death of her husband and a house mas E ve in true I sland style, complete with Santa Claus, a lighted sleigh and, of course, plenty of pirates. M embers of the P rivateers take time away from their own holiday plans to ensure another family has a good Christmas. I t started a few days before C hristmas when a few members visited the family with a C hristmas tree and decorations, said Collins. The members stayed and, with the help of the children, decorated the tree and it was beautiful, said Collins. T he P rivateers returned C hristmas E ve with plenty of gifts for the children and the rest of the family. The evening included a complete, prepared C hristmas dinner. our lighted sleigh laden with gifts, said Collins. The good to be a part of such an event. We got back much C ollins said all the P rivateers are proud of the work they do in the community, but this particular moment truly drove home the importance of being involved. It was a lot of work by a lot of members, and we look forward to this event every year because it is so
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 3 AM MAYOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Daily Entertainment Dennis Lee Ed and Geraldine Old Time Music Rocket the Robot Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo Pig Races Caboodlestoppers Scheduled Entertainment Livestock Shows FUN FOOD MIDWAY ARMBAND SPECIALS Turner Tree and Landscape Manatee County Fair Grounds KIDS 5 & UNDER FREE ADULTS 13 and up $8 SENIORS 55 & UP$7 CHILDREN 6-12 $5 Parrish General Supply Glassburn Jr. L.L.C. Bills Discount Center David Cannon Well Drilling Kim Vole State Farm Jim Gay, CPA Craig Campbell Jan. 19, 9 pm Edens Edge, Jan. 19, 7:30 pm FUN FUN FUN Harry James Orchestra Jan. 18, 1 & 4 pm become pro-active for cases that involve violating the right of way. observed in the right of way that deserve a citation, Selby said the city would easily surpass the cost of a special master. We have ordinances that need to be enforced, but C ommissioner Jo A nn M attick opposed anonymous complaints. She said the city should do a better job complaint. special master cases as an attorney and, when accomgenerates revenue for the city. Selby said the city needs to access all available revenue sources. schedule and anonymous complaints for the right of way. M attick agreed that right-of-way complaints might be made anonymously. C ommissioners agreed to have Selby pursue the idea and return with a cost to engage a special master. ordinance offenses.Anna Maria seeks business licenses, fees A nna M aria city attorney Jim D ye was directed by commissioners at their Jan. 12 meeting to investigate any possible way the city might resume collection of the occupational license 1995 commission failed to meet the O ct. 1 deadline set that year by the Florida Legislature for cities to either increase its fee or retain its fee schedule to T he 1995 commission adopted the occupa and backdated the resolution to Sept. 30, 1995. In 2003, however, the F lorida D epartment of R evenue tossed aside that resolution, saying the city had missed the deadline and was, therefore, not entitled and 2003. City clerk Alice Baird said the fee brought in about $25,000 in revenue annually. A dditionally, said M ayor M ike Selby, the license fee provides the city a database to easily track owners of rental properties. Commissioners agreed the revenue and data base are necessary and directed Dye to investigate all possible avenues to resume collection of the they were so eager to open their presents on Christmas morning, noted C ollins. I t is always gratifying to help people, but to help people, children in particular, during this time of year is beyond description. doing their C hristmas family adoptions that the story has been provided to the media. Yerian gave permission to the P rivateers to share her story, but she did not return phone calls for comment. ing, paid for by the U .S. D epartment of Housing and U rban D evelopment and approved by local public hous ing agencies. Christmas was saved by the Privateers, but the mir have a new home soon.
4 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City shine Laws meeting. 6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach meeting. 778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach city of Bradenton Beach. meeting. employee recognition day. 708-5800, g. West Manatee Fire Rescue District Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Manatee County denton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest meeting, Manatee County Administrative Center. board meeting. tee meeting, Manatee County Administrative Center. Cortez. Send notices to email@example.com.BB cell tower presentation gets warm receptionWard 3 commission seat nomination now on Jan. 19 BB agendaBy Mark Young Islander Reporter areas of Anna Maria Island. sity, said Jimmy Eatrides, CEO of Alpha-Omega Communications LL C during a presentation for a new cellular communications tower for Bradenton Beach at the Jan. 12 city commission work shop. These are the things we are dealing with here, he said. When you look at Bradenton Beach, you have to look at why good wireless and connectivity are important. Cell phones have evolved over the last decade, and have become a necessity, similar to, electricity, water, and sewer services, said Eatrides. The Jan. 12 meeting was an outline of current problems and solutions. said E atrides. T his is just an informational meeting. T his information that will hopefully help you make the appropriate decision. Eatrides and business partner Kevin Barile, president of Ridan Industries II LLC, made their presentation receptive to the commission. N o one from the public attended to voice any comments on the subject, but the Commissioner Gay Brueler asked about health concerns related to cell towers, particularly in regards to tored by FCC regulations and providers must adhere, than what you get from a tower, said Barile. Actually, to pick up signal. Eatrides said the signal from a tower is actually less than what is emitted when someone uses their garagetimes below the allowable FCC standards. Existing problem Commissioners were presented with maps outlining the current coverage issues facing Islanders. Bradenton Beach, in particular, sits in a wide hole only designed to broadcast about a mile. E atrides said Bradenton Beach picks up on those towers, but has to contend with a variety of issues to maintain signal. Coverage for these areas is about a mile, and Bradenton Beach is out, far away from the nearest cell sites, another, in terms of coverage. The only other (location) and dolphins. Solutions E atrides and Barile say tower at the Bradenton Beach public works building is the optimal solution, and are offering the city the same deal that is currently being negotiated in Anna Maria. paid monthly. A fter providing commissioners a list of options, pros and cons, Barile and Eatrides are recommending a 150foot stealth unipole. tower. Barile said that from a land-use point of view, The spring up everywhere like mushrooms. O ne tower can However, there would still be a coverage hole the recommended tower, according to the maps presented to the commissioners. We use the 1-mile coverage as a base, but if you a mile and a half, and that will overlap with the tower to the north, so you would be covered, he said. ity would be minimal. You might lose one to two parking spaces at the most, he said. C ommissioner Jan Vosburgh pointed out that she worked in electronics for close to a decade and was concerned about how technology can outpace itself. she said. But what bothers me the most is that technol obsolete? Barile said in his 15 years of constructing towers, he has never seen one removed. I have seen them replaced, but never removed, he said, noting that the contract will provide for relatively E atrides said that the towers are built to F lorida building code, which is one of the strictest in the country. T he bottom is made to withstand 200-mph winds and the top is designed to fold over. I f a major hurricane came through here, most of your buildings would be gone, but this thing would still be here. Public safety Bradenton Beach P olice C hief Sam Speciale said his department is frustrated by a lack of coverage and a new response time. We have huge holes in our coverage, said Speciale. O ur patrol cars are using air cards for the computers and we have some major dead spots. Not only is the call dropped, but the system drops, so we have to reboot that. Information provided by the presenters show Manaof their calls from cell phones in 2006. I n 2009, the number grew to 66 percent when compared to landlines, and cell phone callers grow each year, as more of the population leaves behind landlines for cell phone use. I slanders also rely heavily on cell phone use while working, and communications during a natural disaster are essential when it comes to wireless technology. Property values A n argument in opposition of cell towers, according to Barile, concerns property values. Barlile said a study done on the Holmes Beach tower showed no evidence of decreased property values. In fact, we are trying to get evidence to the contrary, said Barile. We are of the opinion that property about when looking at a new location. I t goes back to the necessity of cell phone use as a utility. Optimism Mayor John Shaughnessy said cell phones are obviously not going anywhere. One of the reasons we arranged this is so the commissioners have the knowledge in case their constituents Shaughnessy said the city already has ordinances in place so we are a step ahead of the game anyway. We comes to public safety. By Mark Young Islander Reporter her legal opinion about the controversial nomination of a city-contracted employee for the Ward 3 commission seat to the Bradenton Beach Commission at its 1 p.m. Jan. 19 meeting. election, was halted during the Jan. 5 meeting. R esident Jo A nn M eilner said in public comment that state statutes prohibit a city-contracted employee seat, but the motion to approve him failed to receive a second when two of the three voting commissioners raised concerns over the state law. P erry advised to continue the nomination process to ble statutes and provide direction to the commission. A lso on the Jan. 19 agenda, commissioners will on a special event permit to the G ulf D rive C afe and T iki, 900 Gulf Drive, for Sunday vendor markets. Previously, commissioners granted the restaurant a permit Commissioners will consider allowing the market to continue through A pril 29. C oncerns over the market operation and the service of alcoholic beverages. The commission conditioned the market on having two offing. and public hearing on a proposed amendment to the C urrently, the ordinance, in particular, prohibits for within the Bridge Street and Gulf Drive historic overlay district.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 5 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 1,866 2,642 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from the $270s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 Dont miss out! This is your last chance to buy a brand new home in beautiful northwest Bradenton!1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 Over-size vehicles banned from Longboat bridge ricades on the Longboat Pass Bridge restrict sidewalk use and reduce vehicle travel lanes from 12 feet to 10 feet wide, prompting the of Transportation to ban over-size vehicles from using the bridge for the several months. Islander Photo: Rick T he F lorida D epartment of T ransportation announced last week that during the current construcover-size vehicles have been restricted from the bridge for several months. Due to work on the bridge, the contractor has had to temporarily reduce the width of the travel lanes on the bridge from 12 feet to 10 feet, resulting in the ban, a DOT press release said. A ny lane closures necessary will be between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., the DOT said. I n the event of a lane closure, a p.m. Sunday. M otorists are advised to use caution and obey the speed limit, which has been reduced to 35 mph for the duration of construction. The draw remains available to boaters on demand. May, according to the DOT von Hahmann announces supervisor of elections bid C iting her love for hands on work, former M anatee visor of elections after learning that longtime supervisor Bob Sweat would not seek another term. She gave Sweat high praise for what he has done for there. I do it because I love to give back to my commu nity. She told The Islander Monday that she understands what the position entails from her time serving as county commissioner. stand the process, she said. Jane von Hahmann will seek Supervisor of
6 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, email@example.com Kevin Cassidy, firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Catlin, email@example.com Jack Elka, firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Neff Kathy Prucnell, email@example.com Mark Young, firstname.lastname@example.org Contributors Thomas Aposporos II, email@example.com Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, firstname.lastname@example.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, email@example.com Accounting Services firstname.lastname@example.org Production Graphics email@example.com Of ce Manager Lisa Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org classi email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Alicia Roberts (All others: email@example.com) Publisher and Editor Publisher and Editor JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 JAN. 18, 2012 (All others: firstname.lastname@example.org) (All others: email@example.com) (All others: firstname.lastname@example.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include name, address, and a contact phone number (for verification). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to email@example.com g or or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. Opinion YourThanks from pups, rescue donating the proceeds of the Jan. 8 Bridge Street Market Meatball Challenge fundraiser to our animal rescue, Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue. and some of our puppies had the chance to attend and meet great people. The donations go 100 percent to our dogs and cats for the care they need, and so they can get on with their lives in loving, forever homes. We gained interest from volunteers and helped educate many people about the plight of homeless animals in Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.or g. have shared use between sports players and dog Yes. It is a wonderful place for responsible dog promote pet rescues for all the unwanted pets, so why not allow them to have a place to play? Sounds like a win-win to me. We have to provide places for them to Shari Urbano owners. Also, with all the pesticides and stuff, it might Jeff TwiningDashing to success The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher cess. It was the biggest yet this year, and kudos go to the race founder and chief organizer, Becky Walter. What a great job she has done at AME to build a successful event and raise money for the betterment of the students hands. Jesse Brisson, who is part of both the Gulf-Bay Realty and The Islander family as sales agent and real estate reporter respectively, has youngsters coming up pride in the success of our little school by the bay. house to today. challenges, died within the past few weeks. They were important in the lives of many people in the community, facing their personal challenges with strength and courage. Loretta Lease, who raised 11 children of her own, and treated all their friends as family. She tackled the needs of all those youngsters by volunteering and organizing the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization in the the Anna Maria Island Community Center, when Little League was in its heyday. She was the Youth Center. She helped organize and raise funds to build a new center in the 1980s, which was replaced by the new center in 2006. We also mourn the loss of Jackie Webb. Jackie and husband J.D. ran the Island drugstore from the 1950s until the late 1980s. Although born with Spina Bifada, she never considered it a disability. She worked and raised three kids and she was the sort of mom who took care of their friends, too. She helped raise her grandchildren and she was loved and admired by many people. These women are legends. They may not have recognized what great contributions they made in their day, but we do. for the success of their kids and yours.Kudos to Mrs. Chiles As a member of the local committee of the Lifelong Learning Academy, bringing the Einstein Discussion Groups along with lectures and courses to Anna Maria to Rhea Chiles, who has graciously opened her business, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, to us for the past four years. The ambience of this lovely venue is a testament to her love of the arts and her belief in giving back to her community. I believe Rhea has always cared for the less fortunate and her stint as the First Lady of Florida, during the terms of her late-husband Gov. Lawton Chiles, enabled her to push the envelope for the causes in which she believes. One need only to Google Rhea her family have been involved in over the years. We are indeed fortunate that her love of our Island community brought her back after the loss of her husband to start a new venture at The Studio. Rhea has been a beacon to all who know her, and her wish that The Studio serve to enrich the community has certainly with the Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island. Thank you so very much, Rhea. Sissy Quinn, for The Lifelong Learning Academy of Anna Maria Manatee Coutny. nizations. Jasmine, Belle and the other Moonracer pets and all the Moonracer folks say, thank you so much! Inc.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Jan. 16, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 8 50 78 0 Jan. 9 52 78 0 Jan. 10 55 80 0 Jan. 11 57 74 0 Jan. 12 57 75 0 Jan. 13 53 68 trace Jan. 14 44 61 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 65.724-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Jim Toomey, owner of Bayview Plaza the locacandidates SueLynn and Tom Skoloda they would not dates found other campaign methods, including greeting people on a nearby public sidewalk. Toomey said his decision was a long-standing company policy, and had nothing to do with the candidates. A committee began gathering signatures on petitions to overturn a city commission decision allowing the development of Old Bridge Village, an 11unit resiBradenton Beach. The response has been overwhelmThe Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity told the city of Anna Maria that it was not interested in any compromise regarding trolley signs after learning Anna Maria had rejected both the original trolley sign and a compromise design. Manatee County Area Transit marketing manager Susan Hancock said Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach had accepted the original sign. Further delay could mean no signs for any city when the trolley was ready to run, she said. VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of Mexico As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop!B reakfastunchinnereer/Wine ROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier best view, best values! BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SERVED ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS FISH & CHIPS OR PASTA Free WiFi Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander the best way lishing 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 this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Guild announces award winners Alban, presents the rial Award for Art acrylic painting, Along the Walk wins More than 110 pieces of art were viewed by the 300 attendees of the Third Annual All Media Art Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Bill Darrah took home the highest award for his acrylic painting, Along the hosted the awards ceremony and reception following its juried art show, Paradise on Parade. The show was co-chaired by Don and Connie Sheda. president Gen Alban, presented the highest award, to Darrah. Deborah Webster, second and Cecy Richardson, third. Merit awards recipients are Joanne Taylor Brown and Pauline Peiler. Receiving honorable mention awards are Ann Abgott, Gregg Stecker, Cheryl Jorgensen, and Sue Lynn Cotton. Paula Byrd took home the $250 gift basket
8 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER January 20 ~ Prime rib $19.95 February 9 ~ Bling Bling Bingo ~ Style Show & Lunch $15.00 February 14 ~Valentines Day Dinner $79.95 a Couple CALL THE DINING ROOM FOR RESERVATIONS 941 758 1467 SEASONAL MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE!! DINING ROOM 941.758.1467 GOLF SHOP 941.758.1464 COUNTRY CLUB 941.758.1466 SPECIAL EVENTS 941.739.7414 MEMBERSHIP 941.739.7439 ~ WEDNESDAYS ~ BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ENTRE $15.95 ~ THURSDAYS ~ FAMILY STYLE BUFFET $16.95 ~ SATURDAYS ~ 2 DINE FOR $29 WITH A GLASS OF WINE Arts & Crafts Show10 am 4:30 pm Located in the Holmes Beach City Hall Field HB mayor returns festival discussion to commissionBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter F ree music concerts, including vendors and a beer night of each month, are back on the city agenda. C ity commissioners reached a consensus at their December meeting to allow the mayor to sign off on the temporary use permit for the concerts. However, the topic is again on the agenda for the Jan. presstime for the Jan. 18 edition of The Islander, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. If an event plans to offer alcoholic beverages, organizapprovals from the police and public works departments and West M anatee F ire R escue, after which the mayor may sign off or bring it to the city commission. Apparently, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has decided more discussion. C indy T hompson, the event organizer, said Jan. 12 that Joe Duennes, public works superintendent, had just T he city said separate monthly permits will be She submitted her application Jan. 10, but announced craft vendors. T hompson announced the entertainment lineup for bands. Also planned is a G-rated movie in the park starting at 8 p.m. for kids, to get them away from the drinking, according to Thompson. It will be transparent, she said. It has to be. T hompson stated on the January temporary use Merchants Association. C aryn Hodge, vice president of the merchants group, said Thompson is partnering with BSM to obtain charities, such as the T ingley Library and Feeding Little T ummies. M y goal is to help the businesses, tourists, residents I n an e-mail seeking sponsors, T hompson said before and after the monthly concerts. Holmes Beach commission chair D avid Zaccagnino said T hompson is a trustworthy event organizer who always does a great job. T hompson is past president of the A nna M aria I sland events and activities on city and commercial properties, beach areas and rights of way, according to city code. Bohnenberger said last week that he has concerns with the application and will seek direction from the HB also to discuss ball park, rental issues and short-term rentals are on the Holmes Beach C ity to discuss their continued use of Birdie T ebbetts F ield Some dog owners told The Islander they will ask they said, dog owners will know in advance to yield the A lso on the agenda is discussion on the issue of short-term rental problems. Residents packed the cham bers for a Nov. 22 work session on the subject, and preproblems associated with accommodations that can house several vacationing families at one time. time for the Jan. 18 edition of The Islander.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 9 Click! The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and dings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open 8-4ENTIRE FLEA MARKET OPEN 8AM-4PM Bring the Family, Spend the Day We use only DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE-free products.7306 Manatee Ave. W. / Bradenton / east of Publix at the K-mart Plaza /JUST MINUTES FROM THE ISLAND941.794.6168 Kmart, Publix, Pink&White Manatee Avenue75th StreetBealls, Staples Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome! GIFT CERTIFICATES Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat. 9-6 Closed Sunday & Pink WhiteNAIL SPAENJOY OUR COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE. We offer Shellac: CND, GELISH, JESSICA and O.P.I., BODY WAXING and GLITTER TATOOS.Stay connected on Facebook: pinkandwhitenailsalon for discounts, deals and salon news. Now hiring experienced nail tech, receptionist, massage therapist, esthetician...full or part time. Coffee talks planned by Commissioner Peelen Residents are invited to join Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays in January at Paradise Cafe, 3220 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Peelen is looking forward to having people stop by to say hello, share their concerns or just chat over a cup of coffee. E-scrap collection Jan. 28 Islanders are asked to pitch-in for an environmental cause and pitch their e-scrap and household hazardous Beach. The annual collection event is sponsored by the Manatee County Utilities Department in partnership with municipal public works departments. The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., puts electronics and other materials into a recycling stream rather than items are dismantled for parts and recycled. Island residents can enter the beach parking lot and drive through a drop-off lane, leaving behind a variety of electronics, including computer hard drives and monitors, printers, copiers, televisions, cassette and DVD players, cell phones, stereos and small appliances, including hair dryers and toasters. E-scrap collectors also will accept household hazard waste, such as old paint. For more information, call the utilities department at AM tasting sunshine, HB invitedBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. City attorney Jim Dye will conduct the annual laws. The city holds the yearly seminar following the capital improvements advisory committee, environmental education and enhancement committee and the code Dietrich Petruff and St. Paul, P.A., provides legal counsel to both Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. commissioners, committee members, and the mayor to learn of new court opinions and rulings on the applicable laws. In fact, the city encourages the public to attend the public meeting to gain a better understanding of the laws nar following each election because of a 2000 court order that resulted from a settlement of a case that involved The Islander of access to public records. Fire commission to meet Jan. 19 The West Manatee Fire Rescue District will hold its monthly board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The board meets at the WMFR administration build
10 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER PICKUP AND DELIVERY AVAILABLE 4520 Manatee Ave. W. www.gowestsideauto.com email@example.com Owners Neil Venezia & Kevin McGready SCOOTER SALES & SERVICE SCOOTERS need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 A New Year! A New You! Treat yourself to hair extensions for length or volume. Streetlife OPEN AUDITIONSEVERYONE WELCOME!The Solid Gold Cadillaccast of 18 Sunday January, 22 7:30 PM (run dates March 15-April 1) Mike Lusk, Director, 941.920.3321 Come scratch up a deal!Flea Market, Treasures & Collectibles 8-? Sunday JAN. 22 Raders Reef 5508 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com WE RENT 941-778-2711 Portraits by the Sea .com Anna Maria stances. A woman reportedly found her rear bedroom door unlocked. She told a deputy she was certain she locked the door before taking a shower. front hub cap of a vehicle was reported stolen. Bradenton Beach value of the battery at $112. Jan. 10, 2201 Gulf Drive N., burglary. An Ohio resident from his room. He told police he and his wife had left their hot tub, and returned about an hour and half later and discovered the items missing. Cortez Holmes Beach reported herself to police for violating a trespass warning asking to be picked up. When police arrived, she asked to be arrested. She was placed in custody, transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital and then to Manatee County jail. A neighbor reported a woman in a green van was parked in the driveway of a residence believed to be vacant. Police arrived and asked the woman why she was parked there, and she advised she was sent by Troy to clean. Police attempted to check out her information, but were unable to reach Troy. person. In response to a call about a suspicious person, police observed a woman who advised she had returned with her medication. Police arranged for the woman to be transported to Blake Medical Center by Manatee County Emergency Medical Services. Police responded to a call about a snake on the front porch responded to a call from the Manatee Public Beach. A lifeguard advised police he had observed a man with a pearlhandled gun in a gun belt who ran north on the beach. Police stopped a suspect in the 8500 block of the beach and asked Fannie pack, which held a chemical spray gun. He said he carried it to protect against dog attacks. Police asked the man to be more discreet. stances. Police responded to a report of gunshots in the Street and Marina Drive. When advised it was illegal to his team, the Saints, had just won its game. theft and observed three people yelling in the middle of Gulf Drive. The incident involved a man accusing a woman of taking his iPhone and $20. All three had been at Martini Bistro, and the dispute erupted after one of the men came missing. A person at the bar advised the man that the woman had put his items into her jacket. The woman went outside to meet her boyfriend, and the man who claimed his property was taken followed her outside. Once outside, the woman allowed the man to search her purse, and he found his keys. Police arrived and searched both the woman and her boyfriend. The missing property was not found. Management at Martini Bistro advised police further if there was video of the incident. reported an unknown person had removed an envelope conspoke with his mailman, who advised he did not take it. He said the check had not been cashed, and his bank was able to cancel it. reported a customer was acting unruly toward employees. mischief. Police responded to a call of a burglary that was where the hinge had been removed and replaced. The owner told police he had family members as guests during the holidays, and a Bose radio, digital picture frame, loose change from a piggy bank and a weather clock were missing. The prints from the piggy bank. A resident reported an unknown person had ripped his pool screen. Police observed a white substance on the screen where it had been cut. Nothing was reported taken from the had seen anything, and they reported they had not. a call about a broken window. Upon police entry, it appeared someone had been in the home, which has not been lived in for some time. Police contacted the key holder, who advised the owner died and she was prevented from entering the house due to a probate problem. Police responded to a call of a man sleeping on a beach him as a known homeless person. Police disposed of some at $20 were reported stolen.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 11 Wednesday, Jan. 18 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lets go to Prague: The city of art and music presented by Jan Skalny at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Noon arranging at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 2 p.m. mystery books at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Jan. 19 10:15 a.m. club discussion on When Everything Changed, by author Gail Collins at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341. 5 p.m. Le Petit Cafe Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. 68 p.m. Dining for Women potluck dinner at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Donation applies. 7 p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23 rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580. 7 p.m. Art of Murder opens at the Island Players, applies. Saturday, Jan. 21 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The speaker will be Ava Ehde. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 16th annual Anna Maria Islandfest, an arts and crafts show with refreshments and food vendors at the 10 a.m.-noon Presentation on taxes by Dave Weber at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 10 a.m.-noon Cecy Richardson demonstrates watercolor painting on Yupo at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. 7:30 p.m. Jazz pianist Dick Hyman performs at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Sunday, Jan. 22 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 16th annual Anna Maria Islandfest, an arts and crafts show with refreshments and food vendors at the Islander Calendar Ongoing: Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. various locations. Information: 941-962-8835. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215906-0668. Off-Island Wednesday, Jan. 18 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kayak paddle through Robinson Preserve and Perico Bayou, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. 1-3 p.m. Anna Maria Irish Ceili dancers meet at Tequila Beach Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1554. 4:30-6:30 p.m. birds at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, LongThursday, Jan. 19 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the Clyde Butcher photography exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Friday, Jan. 20 9:30 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild welcomes conductor and music administrator Edward Alley at Westiminster Shores Assembly Room, 1700 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 10-11 a.m. Tall Tails Tribe: The Reef and Me childrens program at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 9-11 a.m. Garden tour through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524. Wednesday, Jan. 25 6 p.m. Second annual Taste Magazine Chefs Competiapplies. 6:30-8 p.m. Starry night walk through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Coming Up: Key Center for the Arts. Community Center. Save the Date: Maria Island Community Center. The Islander and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe on the beach and reception party. Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. WINTER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE Court schedules Chiquet porn trialLittlehale pleads not guilty to 13 chargesBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter guilty at his Jan. 10 arraignment in DeSoto County on 13 conduct. Office, together with a central Florida task force on following a report from a DeSoto County resident about suspicious activity on her Facebook account. Twelth Circuit Court Judge James S. Parker appointed set a docket sounding for Feb. 8. respond, however, the docket sounding may determine whether the case is ready to be set for trial. Littlehale was formally charged with 10 counts of transmission of harmful material to minors by an eleccomputer and one count of electronic transmission of pornography. Littlehale remains in custody at the DeSoto County jail with bond set at $130,000. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A March 19 trial date has been set for a Bradenton old, possessing and promoting child pornography and attempted bribery of a witness. guilty to all charges, was arrested in 2009 after police Bradenton Beach apartment. In 2010, authorities added a bribery charge, accustold police she was depicted in the photographs and not, as prosecutors allege, the 15-year-old girl. an assistant state attorney previously assigned to the case. according to assistant state attorney Chris Nigro, now assigned to the case. The phone records to be released include conversaTony Casoria. The defense has sought these records because attorney, Mark Lipinski of Bradenton, these recordings were made without court order or police authorization, and were illegal. Prior court rulings led to two appeals in this case. motion to suppress certain evidence obtained in police searches, was lost by the defense. The second appeal regarding the phone records was lost by the state. With respect to the searches, Bradenton Beach police seized pornographic pictures obtained from a Dell computer found after a search warrant was issued vehicle, police seized an Apple computer and found additional pornographic material pertaining to the 15-year-old victim. Judge Thomas Krug is newly assigned to this case, uncertain whether the trial would proceed in March.
12 JAN, 18, 2012 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) If you havent heard about the AT THE BEACH Come see whats new, were always adding fabulous items & treasures to our store! 12TH & EAST HOME AT THE BEACH 5416 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA 34217 941.778.7440 12THANDEASTHOME.COMstop in and get the scoop!3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA ANTIQUES GI FTS CAND L E S LOCALLY MADE TREASURES Join our Family of Furry Friends!Call now for an appointment: JOIN OUR F AMILY OF FURRY FRIENDS IN 2012GROOMIN G G WALK-INS WEL C OME ART OF MURDERJan. 19-Feb. 5 Evenings 8 pm Matinee Jan. 22, 29 & Feb. 5, 2 pm Box Of ce open 9 am-1 pm Visa, Mastercard, Discover 10009 Gulf Drive & Pine Avenue, Anna Maria AMICCO hosts young soloist competition The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and OrchesThe competition features musicians between the ages of 12 and 18 from Manatee and Sarasota counties. The winner will perform in a future AMICCO concert and will receive a $500 award. The public is invited to watch the competition at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. 9886.Sharing circle invites others to dinner The Island chapter of Dining for Women will gather for a potluck dinner 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Participants should bring a dish to share among the attendees, and are asked to make a donation comparable to what might be spent dining at a restaurant. The funds raised in January will support the Indentured Daughters Program that rescues young girls from bonded servitude. The dinner will be at the Sandpiper Resort Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Renowned jazzman to perform in Roser concert Internationally recognized jazz pianist and composer Dick Hyman will take center stage for a concert at Roser 21. scores, orchestral compositions and recorded more than 100 albums in his 50-year career. The concert is open to the public for a freewill donation. Immediately following the performance, there will be a meet-the-artist event at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., across the street from the church. Attendance to the cafe event is $5, where coffee, tea and dessert will be served. The church is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Ceili group invites dancersThe Anna Maria Irish guests and new members to learn traditional Irish dance 1-3 p.m. Tequila Beach Sports Participation is free. For more information, call 941-778-1554 or 941-727-1524.Karate kids learn free p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through the remainder of January. Classes are for youths age 5 and up. Island Kiwanis announces Saturday speakers The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Beach. The club announced its speakers for January, including Ava Ehde on the Manatee County library system Jan. Tax accountant offers advice at library event The Friends of the Island Branch Library is hosting a Saturday, Jan. 21. and treasurer of the Friends group. The presentation will be in the Walker-Swift Room Sinatra sings for supper The Anna Maria Island Community Center is hosting a dinner theater at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, catered by Talk of the Town and featuring the Las Vegas-style entertainment of Rob Satori. Tickets are $30 per person and attendees may bring 1908.Bingo returns to Annie Silver Center The public is invited to play bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach, beginning Thursday, Jan. 18. The Center will host bingo and donated prizes every Thursday night through the end of March. Dale Redeker is returning as the game caller. Annie Silvers Community Center is a smoke-free facility. Women on wine to gather on Bridge Street Women on Wine will resume monthly networking gatherings 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. WOW is a social networking group and the person who brings the most friends to the gathering will win a prize. For more information, call WOW organizer Marian Hyman performs on piano. He will appear Jan. 21 at Roser Memorial munity in Anna Maria.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 13 Island happenings Accepting Major Credit & ATM Cards IN-STOCK Citizens Watches and Estate Jewelry 40 % OFF We buy your unwanted silver and gold! $ 1 8 $ 7 6 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change H A NDCRA FTED WISH BONE EARRINGS S terling S ilver WINE FLIGHTST rolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Chefs to compete for Taste fundraiser Anna Maria Island and Bradenton-area restaurant chefs will compete in the zine The event begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Chefs from The Feast, Sandbar, Martini Bistro, Pier Village restaurants will compete with courses of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Guests will sample small plates of the various courses provided by the chefs and vote for favorites, and winners will be announced at the event. Ginny & Jane Es hosts book signing Joyce Kramer and Jean Peelen, both Anna Maria Island residents, will be joined by co-author Renee Fisher for a book signing of their work, Saving the Best for Maria. To learn more about the authors and their books, visit www.invisiblenomore.co m. This is the second book authored by the trio, and both books have earned national awards. Christ Church offers sermon series on faith The Rev. Bruce Porter of Christ Church of Longboat Key will give a series of seven sermons beginning Christian? The series will take place during the 10 a.m. worship Key. Attendees will have the option to break into small groups for further discussion on Christian faith. Sell-out performanceThe award-winning the Keys perform for a sold-out crowd at of Longboat Key Jan. 11. The perfornight dinner programs offered in the new churchs fellowship hall. Islander Art of Murder opens Jan. 19 at PlayersBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Jack Brooks is one of the most accomplished painters of his generation. Brooks awaits his art dealer, completes a four-sided triangle, according to James Thaggard, director of the Art of Murder, opening Jan. 19 and running through Feb. 5 at the Island Players playhouse. Only three of the four actors are on stage together at any one time, and, when one leaves, two are plotting something, Thaggard said of the storyline. Art of Murder showcases Mark Shoemaker as Brooks, Judy Glynn as his wife, Mary Jo Johnson as their maid, Kate, and Walter Price as the unethical art dealer, Vincent. Winner of the 2000 Edgar Award, the local performance of this comedic-thriller also features several paintings by Holmes Beach artist Carolyn Campeau as props. Thaggard said most directors would be scared to death to undertake the play at the community theater level because of the massive amount of artwork and props. love thrillers and mysteries. An avid reader of the genre, and also as part of a play-reading committee, challenge. hanger in 2008 and Lend Me A Tenor in 2010, Thaggard began rehearsing Dec. 12 with the local cast. This is such a godsend, he said of his recent four brilliant comedic actors. The Island Players is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and one hour before performances. James Thaggard directs the comedy-thriller, starring Mary Jo Johnson. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Last years Taste winners included, left to right, chefs Jim Moretti of Martini Bistro, lett of SoMa Pier 22 and Ortygia
14 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER Guild art openingKathy Sparks introduces her work to Longboat Key Jan. 13 reception and storefront showcase for Sparks. The Artists Island operates the gallery 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Island Shopping Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Look whats happening... 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 Are Your Dentures Ruling Your Life? Solution: Denture ImplantsNew Patient Special* FREE FIRST VISITcomprehensive exam, x-rays and consultationFree second opinion, No CatchesCrowns 2 or more, $599 each(Molars only) Regular $899CALL THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS*Appointment must be made by Nov. 23, 2011 Now Accepting New Patients* FREE second opinionDr. Phanith Keo, DMD, PAEmergencies and Walk-ins Welcome*The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to pay, cancel or be reimbursed for payment for any service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the ad for free, discounted or reduced fee, service, examination or treatment. Keodental.com Whats the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? League announces James Pay exhibit honors The Anna Maria Island Art League has announced which opened Friday, Jan. 13. The winners are, for best of show, a pastel by Carol honorable mention. Judging was by artist Richard E. von Ende. The late Pay was an Art League founder in the 1990s, sions by league members. day through Friday at the art league, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 2099.Young artist of the month Island student of the month. Her graphite work, Rachel is a senior at Braden River High School where she is an advanced placement art student. Pictured, from left, are guild member Joan Stephens, guild copresident Midge Pippel and Rachel. Islander Photo: Karen deLeon IGW art opening Members honors second respectively. The honors were announced at a reception Jan. 13 at the league gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 15 Look whats happening...Community notices, event news welcomed The Islander welcomes notices of your events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions information. Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PM ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO A REAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County Immigration Lawwww.usimmigrationteam.com 345 6th Ave. W., Bradenton 941-773-1523Tom@USimmigrationteam.com Tom Goldman, J.D., L.L.M. MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Taste of the Keys fashion show announced The Longboat Key Center for the Arts and the Longboat Key Garden Club will present the Taste of the Keys the center. Restaurants from Anna Maria Island and St. Armands Circle will be offering samples from their menus under a tent in the art center courtyard. Featured fashions will be from Tommy Bahama store on St. Armands Circle. Models include Islanders Ed Chiles of the Sandbar, BeachHouse and Mar Vista of the Observer newspapers. Tickets are $50. 383-8030. Privateers host Buc-an-ear market at the Jan. 14 Thieves Market hosted by the Privateers at the Holmes Beach city Islander Photo: Bonner JoyArt demo sellout artist-members work for sale and, during winter season, free Saturday morning art demonstrations. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Carbone-Cole engagementSteve and Lisa Miles of Bradenton announce the ton Beach. The wedding date is not yet announced. Crosspointe hosts health screenings Crosspointe Fellowship will be host to Life Line based preventive health screenings, Friday, Jan. 20. Life Line helps people identify risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis. Residents may make an appointment to have the aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, osteoporosis and partners.
16 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER JANUARY SPECIAL 50% OFF ALL DAILY A ND WEEKLY GOLF CART RENTA LSwww .beachbumsAMI.co m The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the year s best community newspaper! More than 18 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pas s 10 We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm Join us for the playoffs!Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com Big chance for a good time! Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look f or the b lue b utton to order photos and full-page repr intsshop photos online at www .islander .org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 A2 Ser ving L unch & Dinner LIVE ENTER T AINMENT FRI., JAN. 20 ~ DOUG DEMING SUN., JAN. 22 ~ F ANKIE L OMBARDI FRI., JAN. 27 ~ KOKO RA Y SA T ., JAN. 28 ~ FRANKIE L OMBARDI SUN., JAN 29 ~ TROPIX T ues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 www VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES AND CHILI!Caribbean Bar & Grill GRAND OPENING! New owners Chris, Shery & PJ Smargisso invite your family to spend time with our family Come see what s new at The Banana Cabana, including our NEW Fr esh Menu! HAPPY HOUR DAIL Y 4-6, 1/2 of f apps, BOGO Beer & Wine 24 Ice Cold Beers & Sangria Doug Bidwell entertains 7-10 Fri & Sat NFL Playof fs on 3 TVsTROLLEY DOWN TO STOP 32 SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONL Y CARIBBEAN-STYLE BAR AND GRILL. Lunch T ues-Sun 11:30-3:30 Dinner nightly til 10 FREE WIFI, FREE SUNSETS AND FREE BOTTLE OF WINE WITH PURCHASE OF TWO ENTREES. fer The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com email@example.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 17 JANUARY SPECIAL 50% OFF ALL DAILY A ND WEEKLY GOLF CART RENTA LSwww .beachbumsAMI.co m The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the year s best community newspaper! More than 18 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pas s 10 We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm Join us for the playoffs!Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com Big chance for a good time! Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look f or the b lue b utton to order photos and full-page repr intsshop photos online at www .islander .org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 A2 Ser ving L unch & Dinner LIVE ENTER T AINMENT FRI., JAN. 20 ~ DOUG DEMING SUN., JAN. 22 ~ F ANKIE L OMBARDI FRI., JAN. 27 ~ KOKO RA Y SA T ., JAN. 28 ~ FRANKIE L OMBARDI SUN., JAN 29 ~ TROPIX T ues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 www VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES AND CHILI!Caribbean Bar & Grill GRAND OPENING! New owners Chris, Shery & PJ Smargisso invite your family to spend time with our family Come see what s new at The Banana Cabana, including our NEW Fr esh Menu! HAPPY HOUR DAIL Y 4-6, 1/2 of f apps, BOGO Beer & Wine 24 Ice Cold Beers & Sangria Doug Bidwell entertains 7-10 Fri & Sat NFL Playof fs on 3 TVsTROLLEY DOWN TO STOP 32 SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONL Y CARIBBEAN-STYLE BAR AND GRILL. Lunch T ues-Sun 11:30-3:30 Dinner nightly til 10 FREE WIFI, FREE SUNSETS AND FREE BOTTLE OF WINE WITH PURCHASE OF TWO ENTREES. fer The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com firstname.lastname@example.orgB4 Duffy s Tavern B4
18 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Dejon Construction Inc. State Certi ed Contractor # CBC1250734, #HI1327 522 37th St. W. Bradenton INSURED, STATE CERTIFIED 941.749.0778C 941.737.7107 F 941.749.5750 Jgarr80067@aol.comHonest and Dependable John Garrity, President All Phases of Construction from New to Renovations and Additions. Home, 4 Point & Wind Mitigation Inspections HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 Ready to make the switch? Would you switch for superior quality and service at a better price? If so, call me for exclusive business-to-business Brighthouse internet/phone/ cable specials. Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish and continuing support...e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, email@example.comREFERENCES AVAILABLE FREE ESTIMATES 38 YEARS EXPERIENCE CALL BOB CBC059865 20-YEAR ISLAND RESIDENT FEMA SPECIALIST For all your insurance needs JJim Mixon Insurance Inc. oin our family of satisfied customers. As an independent agency, we tailor the best insurance protection at competitive prices. Ask us about the many advantages of doing business with an independent insurance agency. Call 778-2253 presents Valentines Day Tuesday, Feb. 14, on the beach at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public BeachEveryone welcome, register online or at the event.Join us for nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises on the beach. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake and entertainment on the patio. Join the fun!Sign in at 5 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Entertainment & Dancing 6-9 p.m.Nuptials require a Manatee County license, $25 fee; Renewals, promises, $10. All proceeds to local charities.Information: 941-778-7978 firstname.lastname@example.org Bridge Street goes meatballs for MoonracerBy Mark Young Islander Reporter T he aroma of warm meatballs marinating in a variety of sauces wafted through the Jan. 8 Bridge Street M arket, lenge table. O nce a month, the Bridge Street M erchants A ssociation puts on a fundraiser at the market to support local charities. A ccording to M elissa E nders, who organizes the market and the challenges, M oonracer N o-Kill R escue T he M eatball C hallenge had already been organized, but we had not yet selected a charity, said Enders. We read about that little pit bull pup in and how he was rescued. E nders said she had heard about what M oonracer was trying to do in the community and wanted to help. donation, said Enders. It seemed that Moonracer cer The Islander, was delighted with the Bridge Street Mer T hey were able to raise $500 for us, said Williams who noted that the money would be used toward medical care for the dogs she rescues from the Manatee County Animal Services shelter. Williams and two puppy pit bulls she rescued attended the market challenge. Moonracer was formed almost a year ago to coun which was calculated in 2009 by the Humane Society of the U nited States. M any believe that the number has risen dramatically during the last four years. M anatee C ounty commissioners, in O ctober, adopted a resolution to declare M anatee C ounty as a no-kill county. But the resolution is only a declaration and not T he resolution simply states that the county would try to increase its live-release percentage to a goal of 90 place to reach that goal. Volunteers, foster parents, and groups like M oonracer are often the last chance for many homeless dogs and cats that would otherwise be killed. I went to a M anatee C ounty A nimal A dvisory Board cooks and chefs, many representing area restaurants, meeting and told them I was appalled at the number of animals that were being killed, said Williams who houses rescue pets in her home until forever homes are found. I wanted to help. Following the meeting, Williams was challenged by board members said it was not easy as Williams suggested. Williams found forever homes for nine of the 10 anisuch as heartworm care, which is not provided by the county, not even while the animals are at the shelter. month she was challenged to save 10. N ationwide, the HS U S estimates that 3-5 million homeless dogs are killed each year. Higher numbers of cats are put down. Williams called her mission with M oonracer a revolution, and others are hearing the call. Williams. I handed out every business card I had and we had a few people sign up as volunteers. T he event proved to be a success for M oonracer, and also a success for the Bridge Street Market and marketgoers. Those wishing to judge the contest paid a $5 donation and tasted eight samples of meatballs. E ach judge was provided a wooden nickel, and after sampling all of the plates, gave their nickels to their favor ite chef. Back Alley owner Jo Ann Meilner received the an embroidered apron. A lso winning ribbons in the event were Banana Cabana in second place, and Sweet and Savory in third. Enders said plans are to continue with the monthly challenges, and that the market will likely host those challenges on the second Sunday of the month. C hallenge. T here are eight competitors lined up, with tion and organizer of the weekly outdoor market on Sundays on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Smargisso and PJ Smargisso, holding Belle, both of Moonracer rescue with Jasmine, winner Jo Ann Meil and Tara Sell of Sweet and Savory in the Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 19 PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. Original Location:8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304January Tip: Cooler Weather slows plant growth. Set your watering frequency to once every 7 to 14 days. 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: email@example.com Directly on the beach! TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell firstname.lastname@example.org Travertine-Marble-Granite-Slate-Terrazzo Restorative Cleaning & Sealing, Stain Removal SPINERGY STONE CARE SOLUTIONS 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! Clown shares insight to greatest show on EarthBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The circus came to life in Holmes Beach Jan. 12 with the storytelling of a humble clown. Alice Taylor Reed lecture and travel series, Chuck Sidlow A Circus Life, was packed by 90 attendees. Sidlow began his talk earnestly, saying clowns have a responsibility to live up to their billing as part of the greatest show on Earth and to give the customer what he pays for. Engaging his audience, he asks how many have been People go to the circus three times in their lives, he you hear the beautiful music. the air and giant elephants perform. A third time is as a grandparent, when you relive it yet again, and everything is great. The worst that can happen is a clown falls down, and gets up again. Sidlow told of his history with the circus, when he became involved with Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus from age 8 through high school. Reminiscing, he spoke of a different era when there was just one television clown, Emmett Kelly. Then the popularity of clowning spread, and apprenticeships became popular. Clowns achieved national recognition when a 1966 postage stamp commemorated another famous clown, Lou Jacobs. Then came clown college. Irvin Feld, the owner of Ringling Brothers in 1968, when rebellious teens created a market of potential The college became so popular. There were auditions across America. Anywhere there was a sports forum, they held auditions. the circus had two units of 25-30 clowns traveling and performing together. Clown alley was their home among more than 150 performers and 250 animals, he said. Sidlow says there are different types of clowns, such as white-faced doll clowns, and hobo or tramp clowns. He described himself as a physical clown. In Europe and other parts of the world, the circus is on par with the symphony, ballet and opera, he said, People Sidlow performs Sidlow then began a performance of putting on his costume and makeup while continuing to speak to the audience. Reaching the big top Upcoming events at Circus Sarasota include February for programs such as Laughter Unlimited. sota, across from Ed Smith Stadium. Tickets and information are available from the org. and senior program Sarasota, connects with an audience of 90 attendees Jan. 12 at the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach. Sidlow spoke of the circus and his life as a clown. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell ing. Groans from the audience. All clowns wear cut-off jeans, he said as he pulled on his red polka dot bloomers, white pants and red-andviewed from afar. This kind of material should be felt, he added, stroking his sleeve. Laughter spread through the audience. He pulled on his bow tie, saying I got this in Thailand. Laughter again. ting on his clown-face makeup. Fifty percent of your his white makeup, saying, The other 50 percent comes from your eyes. He drew on his face, sculpting a red line for his smile. See my eyes are closed but they look open. As he made up his eyebrows, he told yet another buy something, he replied, No, I browse. Laughter again. jacket. On goes his nose. More laughter. press or articles on this, because backstage was private. The opportunity to share this today is very humbling. Engaging the audience again, Sidlow said, Give yourself a hand. The circus today Circus Sarasota is where Sidlow works today. It was started by Dolly Jacobs, daughter of clown Lou Jacobs. The big top is up now at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue near Cattleman Road in Sarasota, he said. While he still clowns occasionally, Sidlow said his circus. He also works with Laughter Unlimited, a community outreach and relationship-building program of tia patients, he added. He and wife Noriko, who plays piano, and three other full-time clowns bring the gift of laughter to families and patients in any level of nursing care, he said. From us comes consistency, validation and trust, Sidlow said, adding that with their music and humor of yesteryear, he is amazed how often he sees glimmers of recognition from people. Plus, he said, We create a moment in time that is a new memory.
20 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER GRILL & SEAFOOD1920s cottage lovingly restored & turned into a quaint restaurant featuring the freshest local seafood & hearty fare. Intimate beer & wine bar with nautical ship lamps. Outdoor courtyard, The Trap Yard, featuring live music Friday & Saturday nights. Featuring: Stone Crab Mac & Cheese Apalachicola Oysters, Shrimp & Grits Cortez Chowder, Short Ribs, Stone Crab Taters AND MORE! Open MondaySaturday 5-10 pm 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach(941) 896-9737 www.bluemarlinami.com 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner T ake-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK941.778.6614 Anna Maria Island Independent Recording ArtistOf cial balladeer of Bradenton Beach AMI Chamber Small Business of the Year TUESDAY @ Feeling Swell 7-10 FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 941-448-5798 for info. Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Sanchez sizzles at Island Gourmet Steve Sanchez has joined the staff of Island Gourmet, 5910 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, as its chef, owner Joe DeNegris announced recently. Before joining Island Gourmet, Sanchez managed various restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, and participated in a number of charity cooking events, including the March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Easter Seals and Taste of the NFL. As credit to his culinary ability, Sanchez has entered 10 American Culinary Federation cooking events since joining and has won either gold, silver or bronze for each appearance. Along with a new chef, Island Gourmet also has new nightly specials and wedding and birthday cakes, as well as novelty cakes and cupcakes are a specialty. member of the American Culinary Federation, and a senior in culinary management at the Art Institute of Tampa. Sanchez said. Island Gourmet is open for dinner at 5 p.m. daily and closed Sunday. Chamber networks members The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce JanuJan. 22, at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, with the cafe and Relish Vintage and Artisan Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander ties Ltd. to Decurtis for $1,125,000. list $695,000. 3105 Avenue E, Unit B, Ave E by the Sea, Holmes list $669,000. $229,000. Regan for $205,000. 2312 Avenue C, Unit 1, King of Hardtz Lay Z Liv N, 1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 120, Runaway Bay, Brato Kyburz for $110,000. It is unknown if this was an of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. New gourmand for gourmetSteve Sanchez is the new chef at 5910 Marina Beach. He comes to the Italian restaurant with more rience as a chef. Islander Photo: Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged For more information or to make a reservation, call Tortuga-Cafe host opening The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will help celebrate the grand opening of Le Petit Cafe at the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Following the 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting, wine and appetizers will be served, and all chamber members are invited to attend. Le Petit Cafe will offer take-out and delivery service for resort patrons. Realty raves boat Key, recently named Karen Day as its top listing Jerry Cunningham garnering the award at the Longboat Carol Codella was named top sales agent for the uct, service, anniversary, new hire, new owners, or an 778-7978 or e-mail email@example.com.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 21 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Monday-Friday OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30-9:30 Monday-Friday 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 JAN. 25, 2011 for casual waterfront 111 Gulf DriveBradenton Beach at the Bridge Street Roundabout Centrally located just minutes from Longboat Key and Bradenton via Manatee Avenue By boat, ICW Marker 49 Trolley Stop 43. Plenty of parking in rear of BridgeWalk resort941-782-1122www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com ISLAND TIME BAR AND GRILL AL FRESCO dining Thurs-Sunday from 11:30. Live entertainment: Jan. 18, 6-9 Daryl Lane; Jan. 19, 7-10 Mac McConnell; Jan 20 & Jan 21, 7-10 Russ Adams Project; Jan. 22, 7-10 Ted Stevens BRIDGE STREET BISTRO Overlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly EARLY DINING 5-6 Nightly from $9.95 Banquet Facilities with a Great ViewCheck out our new sidewalk seating at Island Time Bar & Grill VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Galati remodels, seeks restaurateur Mark Young and his almost 3-year-old dog Oreo arrive to Anna Maria Island last week to begin work at The Islander.Welcome new Islander The Islander welcomed Mark Young, a 16-year veteran journalist to its staff this past week. Young has traveled the country building his career. what I really want, and that is to be a reporter in a great The Islander and in the communities of Anna Maria Island. Young has worked in all aspects of the trade, beginning his career in sports writing, transitioning to hard has won several state and Associated Press awards. community and understand my responsibility as a public watchdog, he said. But I also have a deep love for community journalism, where I get to meet and tell the stories of local people. E veryone has a tale to tell and being able to tell those stories is what I love to do most. Young has won awards for his work in photography, investigative journalism, features, and is an award-winning columnist. family is remodeling the facility and seeking a new By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter T he reported agreement G alati M arine in A nna M aria had with restaurateur Sean Murphy of the Beach Bistro taurant at the marina is no longer on the table, according to Chris Galati of Galati Marine. I nstead, G alati M arine, located at the mouth of Bimini Bay at 900 S. Bay Blvd., A nna M aria, has renovations tenant, Galati said. the restaurant, so that should convince any prospective and we want to attract a proven tenant with the upgrades and remodeling, he said. February or early March. get in on the tail end of the season. It would be a shame for the restaurant to miss March and April, he said. G alati said he and his family did not want to wait until summer to begin renovations, even though the winter tourist season has begun in earnest. T he renovations include upgrading and improving the outdoor dining deck, where boaters can dock and visit the restaurant. T he restaurant will still have open-air dining, and it will still have that I sland look and feel that people love, Galati said. We have no plans to run the restaurant ourselves, or people, not restaurant people. the restaurant took place in December, but the negotiaEfforts to reach Murphy for comment were unsuccessful. T he G alatis had planned to renovate the restaurant negotiations between D ave R ussell, son of founder R alph A restaurant has been at the location for three or four decades, Galati recalled. became the C asa del M ar, then the O yster Steamer. I n T he restaurant soon attracted a following of locals and visitors with its tease of rotten food and service, while serving fresh seafood in a casual dining atmosphere. November 2010, when they closed the business. taurant on the Historic Bridge Street P ier in Bradenton Beach under a lease arrangement with the city. Dave Russell said he left the Anna Maria location to focus on the success of the pier location.
22 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant Monday, Jan. 23 Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Pot Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Applesauce. Tuesday, Jan. 24 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Tangerine Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Hummus Plate, Roll, Broccoli, Sliced Peaches. Thursday, Jan. 26 Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Student Planned Menu. Friday, Jan. 27 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Cheese Lasagna, Breadstick, Corn, Baby Carrot Dippers. Juice and milk are served with every meal. presents Valentines Day, Feb. 14, on the beach at AMI Beach Cafe featuring nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake and entertainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee County Beach. Register 5 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Dinner, Entertainment & Dancing to follow ceremony on the beach.Promise Certi cate, $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, 941-778-7978, or firstname.lastname@example.org District opens school choice enrollment Parents who want to send their child to a school other than the one assigned to their residential area within the Manatee County School District need to apply during the School Choice Open Enrollment Period through Feb. 3. The open enrollment period is the only time applications are accepted. Applications are available at school sites, online at www.manateeschools.net and at the Parent School choice provides parents an opportunity to to attend the International Baccalaureate program. For information on school choice options, call the earliest mammals and marine species and a collection of prehistoric and early archeological artifacts are disearly 20th-century medical practices and Spanish scale replicas of a 16th-century manor house, chapel Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Floridas manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee Snooty. home in the Parker Aquaium. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 23 Anna Maria City Pier RestaurantPlanks on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier are available exclusively at www.islander.org Retail Fish Market 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th FRESH FISH DAILY! 119 th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront BEST prices on stone crab claws. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE Theyre OFF for the sixth annual AME-PTO Dolphin Dash 5k walk/runOrtiz, Kitterman win sixth annual Dolphin Dash Olivia Ortiz and Canaan Kitterman were named Elementary School-Parent Teacher OrganizationDolphin Ortiz won the overall female division while Kitterfeatured multiple age divisions from 9-and-under to runThe annual event is sanctioned by the Bradenton Runners Club and raises money for Anna Maria Elementary School-Parent Teacher Organization. It was founded and organized each year by AME-parent Becky Walter. More than 200 runners participated in the 2012 event. Adults registered for the event for $20, while children competing paid $10 to compete. For a complete list of winners in age categories, please visit www.theislander.or g. made up one of the larger groups of runners in the Jan. 14 event, which raised money for the Anna Maria Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Age doesnt matter in which took place Jan. 14, even for those needing a helping Austin, 3, and Tori twins are daughters of boasted some of the best times in the Parent-Teacher Organization event. for the annual can be fun or competitive. Here, a competitor takes seriously, as he works through the 5K course. this young competitor scans the crowd gathered to watch for the Anna Maria
24 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. For this weeks AMICC scores and schedules, visit sports online at www. islander.org. Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Jan. 18 6:54p 2.1 2:11 -0.4 Jan. 19 7:59p 2.2 3:17 -0.6 Jan. 20 9:00p 2.2 4:12 -0.8 Jan. 21 12:36p 1.1 9:55 2.2 4:59 -0.8 3:16 1.0 Jan. 22 12:55p 1.1 10:44 2.2 5:38 -0.8 4:15 0.9 Jan. 23 1:12p 1.2 11:29 2.1 6:12 -0.7 5:09 0.7 new Jan. 24 1:27p 1.2 6:42 -0.5 5:59 0.6 Jan. 25 12:12 1.9 1:44 1.3 7:09 -0.4 6:49 0.5 g Tw W 32 years Pr ofessional Experience Captain Wa yne Genthne rWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina Call for January Daily Sail & Dine Specials 941-870-4349 kathleend.net AMICC NFL Flag Football continues chiller seasonQuentin Talbert on winning the Jan. Stableford golf tourney at the Key Islander Photo: Havlik By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter I n spite of some cool weather, the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter NF L F lag F ootball League completed its second week and produced some stellar action in two of the three youth divisions. All the games in the 8-9 division were close, while the 13-16 division had two close games. The 10-12 division played four games last week, but all were blowouts. T he 8-9 division game of the week saw the Beach Bistro Vikings edge Southern Greens Jets 22-20 Jan. 13. for 103 yards and three touchdowns. Sean R odriguez caught three passes for 36 yards, including a touchdown and a two-point conversion. M organ Horesh ran for 29 completed the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown. in the victory. D aniel F ritz led the Jets with 63 rushing yards, 15 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Jackie Schlossberg added 25 rushing yards and a two-point conver Guffrie led the defense with a pair of interceptions, T he 13-16 division game of the week saw the Integrity Sound Redskins slip past First American while also catching eight passes for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Joseph Andruzzi led all receivers with 128 receiving yards and three touchdowns. points to go along with 35 receiving yards. G ilman Justin Carder added two pulls in the victory. Jack Shinn paced the offense for the Ravens, compasses. P ierce Hogan scored three offensive touchdowns added two pulls and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. The closest game in the 10-12 division was Eat while scoring two touchdowns to lead the Bears offense. D ylan D oyle added one touchdown while running for 32 yards and added one reception for 10 yards on offense and led the Bears defensive effort Yavalar intercepted three passes and took one to the house to complete the Bears scoring. Leo Rose passed for 61 yards, including a touchdown pass to Anni Walter in the loss. Noah Heskin offense. T revor Meek led the Seahawk defense with Key Royale golf news It was another busy week of golf at the Key Royale teamed up for a nine-hole, coed handicap tournament Jan. 13. T he team of F rankie Smith-Williams, Joyce Brown, Jerry Brown and Dave Kruger combined to card the team of Jane Winegarden, R ose Slomba and T om Warda. The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-offoursome match Jan. 11. T he team of A rt Hibbs, Bob place with a 26-under-par 102. One shot back in second place was the team of D anny Hayes, Joe Latorre, Bill Gallagher and Andy Barber. team of A rt M c M illen, G reg Shorten, Wade Ladue and The women took the course Jan. 10 for a nine-hole, score was one shot better than second-place finisher Cindy Miller. Flight C. and came out on top of Flight D. gave her the top gross score in Flight D. Sue Little had a chip-in birdie on number four and birdied number eight, while Sara Falk and T erry Westby each had chipins on the day. On Jan. 9, the men played a two-best-balls-of-four some match over nine holes. The team of Pieter Thomasson, Jim M cVicar, N eil Hammer and G erald T aylor Joe D ickenson, A l Hibbs, A l Kaiser and Wade Ladue matched the 52 carded by T om Lewis, Harold McKamsecond place. ton and E d Havlik tied for second place at 2-under-par 62. Horseshoe news John C rawford and A rt Kingstad were the only team Anna Maria City Hall pits. Jerry D isbrow and Bob Brown were the outright champs during Jan. 11 horseshoe action after being the only team to earn three pool-play victories. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the A nna M aria C ity Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. action Jan. 7, earning clubhouse bragging rights at
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Absolute Canvas and Upholstery 941.545.3409 Cold temps translate to hot fishing action Holmes Beach in 100 feet of water. Rizzo and husband By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter species. dinner. Catch-and-release gag grouper action is still consistent. A variety of baits are working, including live pinwell as live bait. mangrove snapper, Key West grunts, jolt head porgies few weeks, we should start seeing greater numbers of sheepies inhabiting the pilings of local piers and bridges. bait, you can visit a tackle shop to get what you need to tics to get the bite going around Anna Maria Island. By get the bite going. It may take some work, but eventually two at each dock you try. Either way, try this combination and see what you come up with. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria is on the day. Typically on calm days the bait are around the pier, Malfese says, although most people are using live shrimp for bait. Fishers using live shrimp are catching a variety of species under and around the pier. Black drum up to 22 Flounder also are being reeled up, although keeper-size Sheepshead are showing in increasing numbers are being caught on shrimp. Most catches are averaging inches, Malfese said. says. Howard suggests using a live shrimp rigged on a with a No. 5 split shot tossed in the shadows of a dock to entice the copper-colored predators. Keep the slack out of your line and wait for the thump of the bite before reeling tight, Howard says. Do not be afraid to muscle to increase your chances of landing a big one. 30-inch stumps. Howard also sees sheepshead gathering in their winHoward. Looking forward, the coming cold weather will only Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is working nearshore and in the backcountry in search of a variety of species. Starting on nearshore reefs and ledges, Gross is putting live shrimp on the bottom with good results. Both red and gag grouper are abundant on nearshore ledges, although, Gross says, most are juveniles. We caught some keeper-size gags, but we had to release them, he said. In between grouper catches, Gross is hooking up Key fare. Moving into the backcountry, Gross is targeting shrimp for bait is producing good numbers of both speGross suggests switching to a Berkeley Gulp shrimp. Gross. And they work pretty good, too. Capt. Warren Girle managed to sneak in an offshore charter in between cold fronts last week and was rewarded with a variety of reef species. Catch-and-release gag grouper action is still going reeled in, as well as a lot of shorties. Live shrimp and live shrimp, they were able to catch plenty of jolt head porgies and Key West grunts. PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 26Mullet season success, cast offsBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter its meat and, in the case of female mullet, its pouch of eggs. According to Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez, the amount of mullet brought in was easily three times that of last year, putting this season roughly on par reach this volume. cold, but not too cold. We hope it will happen again some day, said Karen Bell. for a season of this magnitude, as there is no way to know Bell said. With the productive season comes some unfortunate byproducts. A number of Anna Maria and Longboat Key residents complained of dead mullet washing up on the shoreline, many of them whole, some gutted for their roe. about it. Some are not. mullet while the season was still at its peak, female mullet being of more valuable because the roe commands a substantially higher price than the male roe. As a result, when a crew hauls in a large catch, they often throw the male are returning to the ecosystem, said Karen Bell.
26 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER Obituary FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Our long-term experience, proven selling power, strong work ethic and global connections make us the go-to real estate team on Anna Maria Island. In the past 6 months, we have sold 11 homes and put 2 contract and were looking for more listings to SELL! Whether buying or selling, call us today for the results you expect in the manner you deserve.Cell: 941.374.5772 e-mail: GabeBuky@aol.comCell: 941.228.6086 e-mail: CharlesBuky@aol.com Across 1 Aperson can take big strides with this 6 Hannibals foil in The Silence of the Lambs 13 Museum piece 20 Forum fashions 21 Glade, e.g. 22 Hue akin to olive 23 ___-Itami International Airport 24 Just do drills for now? 26 Undo 28 Back to Brooklyn? 29 Slaughter 30 Disturb ones neighbors at night? 37 Comic strip ___ and Janis 38 Inflation-fighting W.W. II org. 39 Apop 40 Former bill 42 Handful 44 Table saver 47 Don Quixotes love 52 Duffers feeling toward a putting pro? 54 Meeting ones soul mate, perhaps? 56 Bogarts High Sierra role 57 Clive Cussler novel settings 59 Weight allowance 60 Behold, to Brutus 61 Represent with a stick figure, say 63 Words on a Wonderland cake 65 Nonentities 67 Successfully perform a download? 71 Who wrote A true German cant stand the French, / Yet willingly he drinks their wines 75 Chamber exit 76 One who discriminates? 81 Naysayer 82 Fr. title 83 Fen-___ (former weight-loss drug) 86 Grow dark 87 Applied foil at the Hersheys factory? 91 One mans declaration to an upset party planner? 93 Sewing aids 94 Rider on a crowded bus, maybe 96 I knew it! 97 Relations 98 Shoppe modifier 99 Foreign football score 101 Blue shade 105 Drive by the United Nations? 113 Ponders 115 Upton Sinclair novel on which There Will Be Blood is based 116 Slum-clearing project, say 117 Impostors excuse? 124 Me, Myself & ___ 125 Tainted 126 Part of some Tin Pan Alley music 127 Went into la-la land, with out 128 Take control of 129 Original 130 Twisty curves Down 1 Bundle bearer 2 Ill have ___ 3 Response to a pledge-drive request 4 Glen Canyon reservoir 5 Get a bit misty 6 Academy enrollee 7 Constellation whose brightest star is Regulus 8 Prince Valiants eldest 9 Bunkum 10 EarthLink, e.g., for short 11 Actor Firth 12 Thrill 13 One may be overhead 14 Little singer of the 60s 15 Coll. elective 16 Capital city on the Atlantic 17 Pundit Bill 18 Model 19 Vodka drink, informally 25 Definitely! 27 Go into la-la land, with out 31 Strong cast 32 2010 Emma Stone comedy set in high school 33 Highway sign abbr. 34 Was audibly surprised, maybe 35 Shake 36 Holiday season event 41 Loos 42 Animal house, say 43 Creepy: Var. 45 Start 46 Hovel 47 Removal of restrictions, informally 48 Path of Caesar 49 One-named singer for the Velvet Underground 50 Suffix with depend 51 They might have it 52 Some appliances 53 Nags call 55 ___-shanter 58 Tarot user, maybe 62 New Yorks Tappan ___ Bridge 64 Flat: Abbr. 65 Kill quickly 66 South Pacific hero 68 Diplomatic efforts 69 Hindu spring festival 70 French income 71 Exclaim breathlessly 72 Ready for service 73 Conseil d___ 74 Sports contest 77 Men of La Mancha 78 4-Down locale 79 Actress Sofer 80 Goal 82 Food in Exodus 84 Language from which bungalow and jungle come 85 Saxony seaport 88 Bad response upon first seeing ones new haircut? 89 Insomnia cause 90 Adaptable aircraft 92 From now on 95 Khan man? 100 Take charge? 101 Drivers of some slow-moving vehicles 102 Allotment 103 Kind of nerve 104 One way to go, betting-wise 106 Word after an ampersand, maybe 107 Body cavity 108 Eccentric 109 What Oliver asked for more of 110 Berlin Olympics star 111 Rajahs partner 112 Malamutes burdens 114 Auld Lang ___ 118 Musician Montgomery 119 Things that may be 65-Downed 120 Cadge 121 Inventor Whitney 122 Itch 123 Motor finish?No. 0108RELEASE DATE: 1/15/2012 DOING WITHOUTBy Tony Orbach / 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. 12345 678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31323334 353637 38 39 4041 4243 4445 4647 48495051 52 53 5455 56 57 5859 60 61 62 6364 6566 67 6869 70 71727374 75 76 77787980 81 82 838485 86 87 8889 9091 92 93 9495 96 97 98 99100 101102103104105106107108 109 110111112 113 114 115 116 117 118119 120121122123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29. shows off red grouper he caught in about 125 feet of water off shore of Anna Maria using a Charles Chuck Lease Charles Chuck Lease, 68, of Dade City, died Jan. Mr. Lease was a Protestant. He served in the U.S. National Guard. South Florida, and taught at Dade City Grammar School where he later became principal. He also taught music appreciation at St. Leo C ollege. He wrote for the D ade C ity Banner, designed and set up water-cleaning plants and owned and operated T reasures and T rash in D ade City. He also managed rental properties. Mr. Lease was active in church and the community, coaching and tutoring children. A service was held Jan. 18 in Dade City. M r. Lease was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Charles E. Lease, former pastor of Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. He is survived by sister Mary M. of Anna Maria. M oving inshore, G irle is still catching pompano in Sarasota Bay. Jigs with the color pattern of white and providing good action between pompanos. A nd with trout for dinner. to throw soft plastics on a jig head. By working potholes and spotted seatrout up to 22 inches. Jeff M edley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge F ishing P iers is amazed by the number of sheepshead that have arrived around the pier. There are so many sheepshead around, says Medley, no one and shrimp are providing good numbers of the stripedwintertime catch. T he average size is around 16 inches and 1.5 to 2 pounds, although bigger fish are being reported. You may not believe it, says M edley, but someone out here caught a sheepshead that was 12 pounds the to where you could barely see them. away from the pier and the addition of a small split shot the 18-inch range. Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Char ters is reporting limit catches of greater amberjack. Red grouper, scamp and mangrove snapper and porgies are also catching and releasing gag grouper, A merican red snapper, goliath grouper, bonito and small sharks. McGuire says the best action for the amberjack and snapper is out past 100 foot depths on most any wreck A Js and smaller live and cut bait for the snappers. F or the red grouper, McGuire targets swiss-cheese type hard bottom in about 120 feet of water. He says the best bet for Maria Island and Longboat Key.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com email@example.com ADORA BLE GROUND-LEVEL DUPLEX located just two short blocks to the beach. 2BR/1.5BA with large covered front porch and a 1BR/1BA annual tenant in place. True Florida Living. $269,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978K EY R OY A LE. Outstanding 5,000 SF 4BR home with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two replaces, elevator, heated pool, new dock and loads of privacy. Truly a gorgeous home! I M PERIA L H OUSE 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 ULF VIEW H O M E FOR $299,000. 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. O NE OF TH E OLDEST BUSINESSES on Anna Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity. Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call for details. B A YFRONT C OTT A GE Adorable cottage located on secluded street. Exceptional views of Anna Maria Sound, hardwood oors, old-island charm, turnkey furnished. 50 X 195 lot. $675,000. The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 firstname.lastname@example.org discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 8027 Marina DriveOpen 1-4pm Sunday, Jan. 22, Exquisite views, high-end custom finishes and privacy highlight this 5br/5.5ba home with media room, pool, dock and lift. $2,190,000213 Elm AvenueBeautiful finishes with 3br/3ba and just steps to the beach and Pine Avenue shops and restaurants. Lounge by the pool or sun on one of many decks. $890,000225 17th Street Open 1-4pm Wednesday, Jan 18. Bradenton Beach Club townhome offering 3br/2ba, elevator, garage, pool, private beach access, gym and rental history! $399,000 NEW LISTING 891 North Shore DriveOpen 10am-1pm Thursday, Jan. 19, and 1-4pm Sunday, Jan. 22, Exquisite views with 3br/2ba and excellent rental history. $874,999 OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE 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 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Find Out What Your Home Is Worth For Free!Free, Quick Online Home EvaluationYou will get info on what comparable homes have sold for, which homes are for sale now, how long theyve been for sale and their prices. www.IslandHomeSalesReport.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2002Courtesy of WebPro RealtyFind Out What Anna Maria Island Homes Are Selling ForFree List with pictures of recent home saleswww.AMIHomeValues.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2041Courtesy of WebPro RealtyHome Expired?Or About To?Sometimes even the best homes dont sell. Before re-listing your home, get a Free Special Report that reveals 4 issues to ensure your home sells and for top dollar.www.DidNotSellWhatToDoNow.comOr call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2012Courtesy of WebPro Realty 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 email@example.com Web site www.annamariareal.comYOUR SPOT IN PARADISE One of our last Gulffront parcels at best Anna Maria Beach which needs no renourishment. Underground boulder revetment has protected the structures since the 1950s. This parcel includes cottage which is to be donated to our Historical Society and buyer may construct new home. Asking $1,600,000. PRIME LOCATION ON PINE AVENUE This 3 bedroom, 2 bath was designed to convert streetside living area-bedroom to ofce, if needed. Spacious kitchen, dining area, living area and 2 bedrooms, l bath would remain. Another option is the addition of second story to expand living area. Only $597,500. ITEMS FOR SALE EGG SINKERS: 8 ounce, $1.30, 6 ounce, $1. Minimum order 25. 941-778-5327. SUNBEAM COFFEE MAKER, $5, Craftsman electric blower/vacuum, $25, roller blades, mens 10, accessories, $75. 941-795-8359. GLASS-TOP TABLE: four chairs, light wood, $150. Two lavatory sinks, two queen comforters. 941779-0807. LEATHER LOVE SEAT recliner. Dark green, good condition. $100. 941-792-9523 COMPUTER: 2.5GHz Dell Dimension 4550 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100. 941-756-6728. ROADMASTER EXERCISE BIKE made in U.S.A. Excellent condition, $55. 941-778-6766. AQUARIUM: 50 GALLON with stand. Hood, lights, gravel, thermometer, lters. Good condition. $150. Call 941-737-6887. TV: 19-INCH, seldom used, $25. 941-779-9470. ITEMS FOR SALE Continued BIKE: BOYS 24-inch red Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper, $45. Call 941-3131483. 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 ofce 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 place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. View more ads on the next page
28 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER REAL TO RMarianne Correll T Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ADMIRAL TOWNCARProfessional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 ANSWERS TO JAN. 18 PUZZLE S T I L T C L A R I C E C E R A M I C T O G A E A E R O S O L A V O C A D O O S A K A D O N T P L A Y M A T C H E S R E V E R S E I T E C R E A M K E E P U P T H E J O N E S E S A R L O O P A E A C H L A W F E W C O A S T E R D U L C I N E A G R E E N E N V Y D A T E D E S T I N Y E A R L E S E A S T A R E E C C E S T Y L I Z E E A T M E Z E R O E S G E T T H E P R O G R A M G O E T H E A O R T A E P I C U R E A N T I M L L E P H E N L A T E N S E A L E D A K I S S I M T H E B A N D P A T T E R N S S T A N D E E A H A K I N O L D E N I L A Q U A P A S S F L Y I N G C O L O R S M U L L S O I L R E N E W A L I O N L Y W A N N A B E Y O U I R E N E S T A I N E D U K U L E L E Z O N E D H A R N E S S S E M I N A L E S S E S MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG ANNOUNCEMENTS WANTED TO BUY: Coaster bike, foot brake only, prefer womans bike. Send photos: gilhooley@ verizon.net. 315-672-9267. 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.email@example.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. 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. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. 109 Cedar Ave., Anna Maria. YARD SALE: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Nice rugs, arti cial plants, miscellaneous furniture, Zuma sailboat. 886 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. GIANT GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. 11 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: REALTORS KEYPAD. Somewhere on the Island. Please, call Robin, 941-713-4515. LOST BRACELET: SILVER and gold with pavecut diamonds in center. Reward. 941-778-5064. FOUND: GRAY LONG-haired cat. Microchip. 500 block 77th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-0330 or 812-219-2184. LOST: LIME GREEN Ocean Kayak in Bimini Bay, Dec. 24. 941-735-7532. LOST: UNUSUAL FREESTYLE wedding ring. Lost on Island. 813-892-5983. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. PETS LOST COCKATIEL: TWEETY lost Jan. 1, Bradenton Beach. 941-896-5256. LOOKING FOR RETIRED person to adopt extremely affectionate female miniature oodle/Shi tzu mix. Seven years old, white, 12-13 pounds. Owner has new job, cannot spend enough time with her. 941-405-4217 for interview. 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. ADORABLE PUPPIES FOR adoption! Three pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Two male, one female. Fixed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BYHeres Champ, our most handsome rescue. Hes housebroken, well mannered and ready to take his pay his loyalty to a forever family. Spay/neuter, micro-chip, shots. Low adoption cost/donation. Call or nd our nonpro t resuce and view photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue, 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION 2009 BLACK SMART car: Brabus convertible. 11,000 miles. $15,000. 941-704-5543. ISLAND SEDAN: FLAT rate $15 any location on Anna Maria Island. Local service until midnight. Great rates to all airports. Call Mike, the Island Guy, 941-730-8803. BOATS & BOATING DOCK FOR RENT: MEDIUM boat. 452 63rd St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-1893. LOOKING FOR USED kayak. Jim, 941-7790319. BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. POWER NOLES CUSTOMberglass 11.5-foot cat-type hull. Very stable boat. Great for kids Xmas or anyone who wants to get on the water! 25-hp Mercury, trolling motor and two bass seats. Great boat! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED ISLAND RESORT IS seeking a pat-time assistant manager. Flexible hours. Some resort experience a plus. Island resident preferred. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-778-7153. BUSY AND EXPANDING Island real estate of ce looking for experienced agents. High splits and low fees. Call 941-778-8104. 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 youths under 16 looking for work. Place ad your ad at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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. 941779-6638. Leave message.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 29 SERVICES Continued WILDLIFE REMOVAL/relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. DOG-WASTE REMOVAL service: As low as $10 per week! 941-592-5170. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle, 941-778-1708. GIVE THE GIFT of organization: Home, of ce and small business. Professional organizer, Shauna Steglich. 208-284-5727. HANDI HOME MAINTENANCE: Your way. Prompt, affordable, guaranteed. I do it all. Island local. Free estimates. 941-720-0067. GET ORGANIZED: LET me help you de-clutter your home or of ce. Eight years experience as a professional organizer and NAPO member. Call Lorraine Berry at 941-795-7617. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. MARIAS SERVICES INC: 15 years in business offering top quality maid service, carpet and tile cleaning. Call 941-756-5735. WE BUY GOLD jewelry, watches, class rings, sterling silverware, tea sets, etc., and pay a fair price. My wife and I come to you and pay cash. Call Bill, 610-308-6493. OCEANSIDE HOME SERVICES: Providing home watch, handyman, lawn, yard and pool maintenance. Call us for any of your household needs. Licensed and Insured. Ron 941-773-7937 or ron. email@example.com. AMI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS for computer problems solved at your home or of ce. Wireless networking, virus/spyware prevention and removal, repairs, software upgrades, advice and training. Travis, 941-301-4726. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. 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. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")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: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Homewww.honeydohomerepairinc.com *Carpentry *Drywall HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you! Joesph LaBrecque 941.896.5256-of ce 941.807.5256-cellLicensed & InsuredFree Estimates 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. SERVICES Continued 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. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online? Check it out at www.islander.org. 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. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium gradeA, $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. 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.
30 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander. RENTALS Continued HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. WATERFRONT ON CANAL, boat slip up to 26-feet. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer hookup, utility room. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. Price reduced to $499,000! Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour www. srqmediaworks2.com/30959thstreet/. SEASONAL: MARCH-APRIL. 2BR/1BA duplex, clean, washer and dryer. 410 71st St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275. SEASONAL FIVE-MONTH rental: November 2012-March 2013. Open house all of January. 2BR/1BA, upstairs apartment west of Gulf Drive. $1,350/month plus tax. 941-778-4499. WATERFRONT CONDO: FLAMINGO by the Bay, near beaches and shopping, 2BR/2BA, boat slip and dock, Jacuzzi, tile oors throughout, $900/ month. 941-720-5664 or 941-720-4475. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSBayfront Villa 3/3 Sunny well maintained,, wood & tile rs, furnished. $308,000 or lease at $2,800/mo. Village Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000. 10 Min. to beach. 3/2 Lakefront home too perfect to describe. Bamboo rs, Extra cabinetry, Lush landscape/pool/lake views. $349,000. Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month ALREADY BOOKING FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS SOME A V AILABILITY THIS SEASON HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: MIchigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 30 years experience. Handyman home repairs. Services, kitchen and bathroom design, 24-hour emergency callouts. Ronnie, 941-807-6664. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, windows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pinnacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for of ce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool, easy to show $499,000. Call Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtor, 941-773-3415. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated and extremely clean duplex on rare oversized lot. $559,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966 GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. EXCLUSIVE BIRD KEY3BR/2BA. $545,000. Call Realtor Lori Guerin 941773-3415 or Realtor Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts, shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. PRISTINE WATERFRONT2BR/2BA villa, complete redone. much sought-after maintenance-free community. $194,000 Call Lori Guerin 941773-3415, or Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598, Realtors. PENDING Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755DEEPWATER HOME within walking distance to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200 feet on sailboat water with no bridges. $659,000. 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 3BR/2BA. $549,900. Find Out What Your Home Is Worth For Free!Free, Quick Online Home EvaluationYou will get info on what comparable homes have sold for, which homes are for sale now, how long theyve been for sale and their prices. www.IslandHomeSalesReport.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2002Courtesy of WebPro RealtyFind Out What Anna Maria Island Homes Are Selling ForFree List with pictures of recent home saleswww.AMIHomeValues.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2041Courtesy of WebPro RealtyHome Expired?Or About To?Sometimes even the best homes dont sell. Before re-listing your home, get a Free Special Report that reveals 4 issues to ensure your home sells and for top dollar.www.DidNotSellWhatToDoNow.comOr call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2012Courtesy of WebPro Realty
THE ISLANDER JAN. 18, 2012 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued EFFICIENCY, ONE AND two bedroom apartments. Unfurnished, $550 to $750 monthly with annual lease and turnkey 1BR/1BA at 3611 117th St. W. Call Pat, 941-920-6637 with Florida Real Estate Team. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941447-1506. WANTED: ANNUAL GARAGE rental near 50-54th Street. Year-round for storage. 941-447-1506. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. ANNUALS: LARGE 3BR/2BA Perico Bay Club condo, gated community, $1,350/month. Perico Island: 2BR/2BA condo 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, ofce/den, exercise room, sauna, carport, and storage, $1,000/month. Pool, tennis, water, cable, trash included. First, last, security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. VACATION RENTALS NOW: Longboat Key 1BR/1BA, beach, $1,500/month. Anna Maria 2BR/2BA, pool/beach, $2,600/month. Northwest home, pet friendly, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, $2,600/month. Townhouse, 2BR/2BA, boat slip, pool, $2,600/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Annual rental, 55-plus, 2,200 sf, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, panoramic lake view, community pool, updated. Minutes to beach. $1,550/month, cable, water included. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. ANNUAL 2BR/2BA: WASHER and dryer hookups, shared pool, ground oor. First, last and security. No pets. 941-778-9576. 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. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. HOLMES BEACH HOME: Quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. No reasonable offer refused. Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour: www.srqvt.com/309b59thst.html. AUCTIONS! JANUARY 14 and 21. Key Royale waterfront, estimated opening bid, $275,000. Palma Sola Park four-car garage home, estimated opening bid, $150,000. Call James Adkins, Adkins Florida Group, Keller Williams Realty. 941-7130635. Happy bidding! LIKE NEW SPANISH-style pool home. 3BR/3BA, two-car garage. Close to beach and shopping. Zoned for weekly rentals. $385,000. Call 941778-8660. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. PERICO BAY CLUB villa: Pet-friendly, kayak storage and launch in your backyard. Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage, heated community pool and spa, minutes to beach. Realtor, Fred Flis, 941-356-1456. REAL ESTATE Continued SANDPIPER RESORT: BEAUTIFUL waterfront property, great price. 1,200 sf, 3BR/2BA, 273 sf covered deck, full view of Anna Maria Island Sound, water views from living, dining and one bedroom. Covered parking, ceramic tile both baths, kitchen and utility room. Pergo oors living, dining and bedrooms. Fully furnished, generates $14,000 in rental income yearly, includes membership certicate (co-op share) with voting rights. $239,900. 704-965-4986. ATTENTION! WANTED: We have a qualified buyer looking to purchase Gulffront condo. Please call Carol Spiegel at 941-323-6365, or Frankie Engstrom, 941-447-0738, Wagner Realty. AFFORDABLE LONGBOAT KEY mobile homes: $100,000 and up. Furnished. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054. NEW LISTING: PERICO Island. Furnished 2BR/3BA, immaculate. $195,000. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054. CEDARS LONGBOAT KEY: Short sale 2BR 2BR/2BA furnished, sold as is with right to inspect, Townhouse located on the north end of Longboat Key offered at $199,000. Perico Bay Club 3BR/2BA located in gated community offered at $234,900. 2BR/2BA condo located in Shorewalk offered at $98,500. Additional infor mation on the above properties contact Sharon Villars, 941-920-0669 or Erlene Fitzpatrick, 941224-6339. RE/MAX Alliance Group. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. 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. KEY ROYALE BEAUTYGorgeous remodeled 4BR/3BA canalfront home with pool, huge screened-in lanai, and dock. A very green home with solar PV panels and a geothermal system.$699,000 www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our of ce to see whats new or talk to an agent today. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 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. Your Perico Bay Club Specialist BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED turnkey 2/2, end unit in Mt Vernon. New tile, kitchen, crown molding and water views. $179,000. 941730-1294.BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE VIEWS AT IRONWOOD, 2/2 large furnished and ready for your arrival. $95k. Call 941778-8104.
32 JAN, 18, 2012 THE ISLANDER THE ONLY L UXURY COMMUNIT IES IN T HE N EW W EST BRADENT ON The Le ends Communities Legends Bay Bayfront Estates from the $1.25 million including bayfront homesite Legends Bay Single Family Homes from the low $300s on lake and preserve homesites Legends Bay Single Family Homes from the low $300s on lake and preserve homesites Legends Cove Luxury Coach Homes from the high $300s including lake view from lanai Legends Cove Luxury Coach Homes from the high $300s including lake view from lanai Follow El Conquistador Pkwy west of 34th St. 1.5 miles to roundabout The Luxury You DeserveAll prices, features and specications are subject to change without notice. Please see our sales representative with any questions. Lic. #CBC1258698. D iscover the Gibraltar H omes luxury, maintenance-free lifestyle priced from the low $300s to $1.25 million. (see map) 941-366-1002 GibraltarHome.com LIKE US! NEW Inventory Price Specials! 1/2 PRICE POOLThrough 2/14/12L UXURY A T EVERY SIZEModels Open Daily Move-In Ready & Quick-Move Homes Available