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JUNE 6. 2012 FREE
Beryl, Mother Nature give boaters rough lessons
relate to the Cuban
sandwich tern. Page 6
Cuban sandwich thief
'pressed' at Publix.
BB P&Z board down-
sized. Page 4
Guild member offers
to take on league
festival. Page 5
Anna Maria election
unclear. Page 8
Dog run improve-
ments. Pages 10
Island police blotter.
County seagrass farm
plans for Perico.
Real estate turn-
around. Page 18
TS Beryl slows turtle
nesting. Page 20
Bridge Street market
lights up. Page 21
End of year good-
byes, grads. Pages
Sports, Fishing. Pages
By Rick Catlin
Several folks received a surprise from
Mother Nature and the arrival of winds and
high surf from Tropical Storm Beryl around 7
a.m. Memorial Day, May 28, when the boats
they had anchored just offshore of the Sand-
bar Restaurant, Anna Maria, apparently broke
loose of their anchors. A small craft advisory
was in effect at the time.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office
report on the incidents said a personal water-
craft and an 18-foot-long boat, both owned
by the same person, broke from their anchors
early that morning. The owner and several
onlookers were able to retrieve and remove
the vessels from the area.
Another vessel, estimated to be around
22-feet long, also was overcome by the high
seas and was swamped near the shore of the
Sea-Tow Inc. of Sarasota, a company that
specializes in towing sinking or damaged boats
to safety, was called and towed the vessel to
the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach.
U.S. Coast Guard personnel, the MCSO
By Kathy Prucnell
It's my turn to serve, she C
Saying the "timing is
right" to help steer the city named for her
great-grandfather, Judy Holmes Titsworth
announced June 3 she will run for a seat on
the Holmes Beach commission.
Titsworth, 49, born and
S raised in Holmes Beach, is a
of one of the city's founders
and its namesake, John E.
"Jack" Holmes Sr.
Titsworth "It's time that people
who've lived here all their
lives to step up and have some say in what is
happening," she said. "I've enjoyed this Island
all my life. Instead of leaving, I'm staying here
and running for commissioner."
She and her husband have raised a family
and own and operate Shoreline Builders Inc.
in Holmes Beach. She's worked in business
and interior design for more than 30 years,
volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator and
enjoys painting in her spare time.
SShe and one other chal-
lenger, Marvin Grossman
who announced May
9 are looking to unseat
two commissioners up for
Grossman ers Sandy Haas-Martens
and John Monetti both have
announced they will run for re-election to
Marine Unit and MCSO Anna Maria-substation
deputies assisted with recovery of some of the
beached and swamped vessels.
Deputies remained in the area for about
three hours, concerned for the safety of miss-
ing owners and possible passengers of another
boat at the scene that had been swamped and
another two-year term.
R1 M Before any candi-
date's name will appear
on the Nov. 6 election
ballots, they must first
be a registered voter, two-year resident and file
qualification papers this week, by noon Friday,
June 8, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Titsworth says her "major reason" for run-
ning now is her concern about the city's fail-
ure to enforce its land development codes. She
vowed to be proactive and set the tone in the city
of "not only compliance, but of good steward-
"Blame it on society, blame it on greed,
but the culprit is the lack of enforcement of
the land development code," she said. Tits-
worth is critical of how the code has been
interpreted to allow builders to squeeze two
homes on a duplex lot, and the use of affida-
vits to get around building in accordance with
the Federal Emergency Management Agency
At an April commission meeting, she faced
off with Mayor Rich Bohnenberger regarding
the city's lack of enforcement relating to two
docks on her neighbor's lot.
Titsworth also says there should be no
"open-ended site plans" that "there should
be time limits" for developing property, point-
ing to the failed Tidemark development between
Marina Drive and Sunrise Lane that has been
sitting vacant and overgrown with weeds and
stakes protruding the ground for years.
"I have the utmost respect for our building
PLEASE SEE HOLMES, PAGE 3
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onlookers watch an
overturned craft in
the Gulf of Mexico
Day, May 28, near
the Sandbar Restau-
rant, Anna Maria.
This boat and others
shore, broke their
in damages. No
one was harmed.
overturned. Deputies were worried the people
had tried to swim away from the craft.
The owner of the boat eventually returned
to the area and removed the vessel.
Operators of Sea-Tow said Memorial Day
is one of their busiest days of the year, despite
the small craft advisory.
In addition to the boats towed from the
Sandbar area, the company towed a 30-foot sail-
boat from Longboat Pass to safety. They also
towed two other boats that had been swamped
off Anna Maria Island.
"Some people just don't pay any attention to
a small-craft advisory, or even bother to check
the marine forecast before going out in the Gulf
of Mexico," a Sea-Tow representative said.
Manatee County marine rescue personnel at
Coquina Beach also were busy helping people
Memorial Day in riptide currents and high surf.
An estimated 20 swimmers had to be helped
from the waters, according to a lifeguard at the
abound for top
By Rick Catlin
The task of replacing Anna Maria Island
Community Center executive director Pierrette
Kelly is not going to be easy, said Andy Price,
chair of the committee that will review applica-
tions and conduct interviews
with selected candidates.
"We have 46 applications
to review, then prepare a short-
list and interview those can-
Sdidates," said Price, a former
Kelly center board member and chief
of West Manatee Fire Rescue.
"Pierrette will be hard to replace. She made
the center what it is, and her ability to forge rela-
tionships was immeasurable," said Price, also
former chair of the center's executive board.
PLEASE SEE CENTER, PAGE 2
Holmes descendant in race for
Holmes Beach commission
2 0 JUNE 6, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Publix puts press on Cuban sandwich thief
By Mark Young
A Cuban sandwich, finished hot in a sandwich press
at restaurants, convenience stores and Publix Super Mar-
kets is a popular item.
But a pressed sandwich thief? Such was the case for
the Cuban sandwich thief detained pressed and sat on
- by employees until police arrived to make an arrest.
Perhaps 21-year-old Emmanuel Jaramillo thought
paying $6.92 for a Cuban sandwich at Publix, 3900
East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, was
too expensive, but when he allegedly
tried to steal the sandwich May 26, a
Sequence of events was launched that
will make that sandwich much more
costly to him.
Jaramillo According to a Holmes Beach
police report, Jaramillo ordered the
sandwich at the Publix deli and then bypassed the cash
registers en route to the store's exit.
He was stopped just outside the store by the Publix
manager and returned inside. Police then say Jaramillo
. a . ",
This Publix Cuban sandwich looks delicious, but is it
worth stealing and going to jail? Apparently one man
thought so when he attempted to leave Publix, 3900
East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, without paying, setting
off a physical confrontation between the suspect and
store employees. Islander Photo: Mark Young
began to physically resist the manager, at which time a
Hallmark makes a greeting card for just about any
occasion, but the store's greeting card display was top-
pled when the physical altercation spilled over into the
card display, causing an estimated $300 in damages.
An additional $38 worth of greeting cards were
The scuffle drew the attention of store employees,
who quickly acted to aid their manager. According to
the report, employees were able to knock Jaramillo to
Mote offers marine info
While Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, City Island, Sarasota, is not in the business
of hurricane predictions or forecasting, it does provide
a service to the public about marine conditions along
Florida's Gulf coast beaches, said Mote spokesperson
"We have twice-daily updates on our website about rip
currents, wind direction, surf height and other conditions at
25 of Florida's Gulf coast beaches," said Rutger.
Coquina Beach, Manatee Public Beach and Longboat
Key are among those included in the Mote updates, which
are available on the Internet at www.mote.org/beaches.
The beach information "began as a monitoring
system for red tide and now also includes updates on
beach conditions," she said.
Hurricane season officially began June 1.
the ground, and sat on the suspect until police arrived.
The store manager was reported to have sustained a
cut finger during the scuffle.
Jaramillo was arrested on multiple misdemeanor
charges including criminal mischief, resisting detention
and retail theft.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail on a
total of $1,200 bond. According to jail records, Jaramillo
posted bond May 27.
CENTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"The ideal candidate will be an outstanding relation-
ship builder," as was Kelly, he said.
Kelly announced April 27 she was resigning her posi-
tion as director after more than 22 years. She said in her
resignation letter she wanted to leave June 30, but would
stay on until the center had selected a replacement and
that person had been adequately trained.
The deadline to apply for the position was May 30.
Price's committee, which was selected by the center
executive board as a cross-range of people, will review
each application and narrow a list of those to be inter-
viewed by the committee. From those people interviewed,
the committee will short list its recommendations to the
executive board, said Price.
"It's not going to be a quick process," he said.
The first meeting of the review committee will be this
week, Price said, but he did not provide a time or day.
Members of the review committee include Price,
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, restau-
rant owner Ed Chiles, former executive board treasurer
Bill Ford and center board member Andy Guidus.
At the center's board of directors meeting June 4,
Price updated members on the applicants and the review
process. He said the board would have his committee's
recommended short list of candidates for the director's
position well before June 30.
The board also unanimously approved a motion by
David Teitelbaum to name the board's meeting room the
"Pierrette Kelly Conference Room," in honor of Kelly.
The center last week sent invitations to a July 12
retirement cocktail party for Kelly.
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and public works department, but feel a lack of true and
unbiased leadership by our current administration has had
detrimental effects," she said.
"I feel there is no time like the present for me to run for
office," Titsworth said.
While recognizing tourism "is the livelihood for
many people in our community," she said "if we don't
do something to control the over development, the resi-
dential characteristic of our city won't be the only thing
"People used to come here to escape the crowds and
traffic but we are quickly becoming just like every other
tourist community and soon our competitive edge will
disappear," she said.
Over the years, she's l uihli hard" to stem the "con-
tinuing loss of natural resources," she said, pointing out
her efforts to save historic oak hammocks at Anna Maria
Describing herself as a "community activist," Tits-
worth said she wants to give people a voice by approach-
ing each situation with an open mind, taking time to first
Beach sign on
The sign in front of
the Holmes Beach .
administration building }
announces "Qualifying "
Week" for the November MAyF
city election. Any resi- C .
dents interested in run-
ning for Holmes Beach
city commissioner or
mayor must register and
qualify at city hall, 5801
Marina Drive, with city
clerk Stacey Johnston
before noon Friday, .
June 8. Islander Photo: -
Kathy Prucnell .
familiarize herself with "the people and resources" and
then to make "the best decision for the city." She prom-
ised to give "her undivided attention" to citizens of the
community, including business people, seniors and chil-
Titsworth's great-grandfather was a local builder
who worked to provide homes, restaurants and shopping
centers, a grocery store, post office, drug store, restau-
rants, bakery and clothing stores in the1950s. In the early
1960s, he developed Seaside Gardens.
According to Titsworth, her great-grandfather offered
an affordable price in a luxury setting.
Holmes Beach City Hall was named for Holmes Sr.
by Bohnenberger at the city founder's day celebration in
City election qualifying
ends June 6 in Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach.
THE ISLANDER U JUNE 6, 2012 E 3
Anna Maria City
June 13, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement
and education committee.
June 14, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
June 18, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
June 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
June 28, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
June 7, 10 a.m., city pier team.
June 7, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 11, 10 a.m., preliminary budget review.
June 11, 3 p.m., scenic waves.
June 20, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
June 20, 1:30 p.m., capital improvement projects.
June 21, 10 a.m., city pier team.
June 26, 9 a.m., land development code workshop.
June 28, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
June 12, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 26, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
June 19, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
June 21, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
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4 E JUNE 6, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
BB commissioners downsize P&Z board to 5 members
By Mark Young
At a May 1 joint meeting between Bradenton Beach
commissioners and planning and zoning board members,
a consensus was given to maintain the P&Z board at
At a May 29 joint meeting, commissioners changed
"As you all know, we've had some turmoil in the
P&Z board," said Commissioner Ric Gatehouse. "I think
we need to revisit the number of board members. My
argument (May 1) was it's not always that stable and hard
to get good people."
Gatehouse previously recommended reducing the
number of board members to five, but commissioners
that day agreed to leave the number at seven. However,
that was before a contentious May 3 city commission
meeting that led to four P&Z resignations.
P&Z had recommended the city reject the proposed
joint development agreement with BeachHouse restau-
rant owner Ed Chiles in April to allow constructing a
dune and parking lot across from city hall.
P&Z said the proposed project violated the city's
land development codes and comprehensive plan in its
recommendation for denial. Commissioners ignored the
recommendation and approved the agreement at a public
hearing where Gatehouse accused P&Z members of pre-
senting a "colored and tainted" recommendation based
on personal bias.
Three P&Z members resigned within a week. Long-
time member Jo Ann Meilner held off resigning and
sought an ap> h1h \. from commissioners and city attorney
Ricinda Perry at a May 17 commission meeting. Lack-
ing any ap'lo,,.'v, she submitted her resignation May 19,
leaving P&Z with three members.
Commissioners May 29 provided a consensus to
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change the P&Z board to five members, which, follow-
ing the May 17 appointment of Dan Debaun and John
Burns, it has.
The May 29 meeting was to consist of commissioners
and P&Z members, but only Debaun attended from P&Z.
The meeting was a second workshop to move forward on
LDC revisions before the Oct. 1 state-mandated deadline
to have the LDC in compliance with the city's compre-
Gatehouse also asked commissioners to consider
changing the city's language for P&Z qualifications. Cur-
rently only a city resident can serve on the P&Z board,
but Gatehouse called the LDC language that defines P&Z
qualifications as "too restrictive," he said.
Daniel Debaun is
sworn in to serve
on the Bradenton
Beach Planning and
Zoning Board by
officer Gail Garneau
just before a May 29
joint meeting of the
city commission and
P&Z to review the
city's land develop-
ment codes. Islander
Photo: Mark Young
"It throttles our ability to get (nonresidents) when
we can," he said. "If we change it, maybe we can allow
nonresidents to be maintained as qualified people."
Language to be considered for change would state
that either a voting resident "or property owner" in Bra-
denton Beach would be qualified to serve on the P&Z,
following a commission consensus from Commissioners
Gay Breuler, Gatehouse, Jan Vosburgh and Mayor John
Commissioner Ed Straight was absent.
If the change passes at a city commission meeting,
the LDC will authorize a P&Z board of five members,
with two alternate members, and allow nonresident prop-
erty owners to serve on the board.
BB moves forward on LDC code revisions
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners continued May 29
to work toward completing the city's land development
code revisions before a state-imposed Oct. 1 deadline to
have the LDC in compliance with the city's comprehen-
Tom McCollum of ZNS Engineering, which was
contracted by the city for the task, has been working
with building official Steve Gilbert to revise the LDC.
Some LDC chapters are now in their eighth draft.
At a May 29 joint meeting between commissioners
and the planning and zoning board, which was attended
by only one P&Z member, McCollum and Gilbert focused
on the first two chapters of the LDC.
"The code has gone into a new numbering system
that will hopefully help readers navigate it," said McCol-
McCollum said the first two chapters are basically
the same size and scope as the original ones, requiring
only basic revisions to make it more reader friendly.
"The real work begins when we get to Chapter 3,
which deals with the zoning issues," he said.
Some proposed changes made to the first two chap-
By Mark Young
The city of Bradenton Beach is in good financial
standing, according to an annual audit prepared by the
certified public accounting firm CS&L.
The audit results were presented by Randy Dilling-
ham of CS&L to commissioners at a special May 15
"We had no difficulties and it was a completely
open and transparent process," said Dillingham.
I \ .I) i lung_ was presented to us in the timely fashion
we expect, and we found no disagreements with (the
The 40-page report resulted "in a clean, unqualified
opinion, which is the highest level we can give," said
The report indicates the city's assets for the fiscal
year 2010-2011 exceeded the city's liabilities.
Dillingham said the reasons were that budgeted
operational costs came in under expectations, and the
city brought in more money than expected, both in
grant monies and higher than expected stormwater
ters include the elimination of certain definitions, primar-
ily the city's definition of signs, McCollum said.
"We were able to make the section on definitions
about half as big as it was, and about five pages of that
was eliminating definitions of signs," he said. "We've
also taken out a lot of terms we don't use anymore."
Other changes include a shift in city staff respon-
sibility that McCollum said doesn't exist in the current
code, making it easier to determine which city department
should address various issues.
Much of the attention was focused on language that
requires the city to track most home improvements by its
residents for flood insurance requirements mandated by
the federal government.
Gilbert explained that most home improvements
require a flood plain development permit, which is issued
by the city for $75.
"I have a real problem with that," said Commissioner
Jan Vosburgh. "I don't think that's right. I don't think
that's the city's business."
Gilbert said the federal government says it is the
city's business "to know what's going on inside your
home. I concur with you having a problem with that."
Gilbert said his department is not going to check
"So you ended up in a good financial position at
the end of the year," said Dillingham, who noted the
city's final loan payment on the pier brought the city
into "zero debt."
For the year, the city collected approximately
$155,000 more than expected and spent $34,000 less
than anticipated on budgeted items.
"The final process is when we come do our audit,
we take a look at the internal control of the city to
make sure you have proper control and your assets are
properly safeguarded," said Dillingham. "If an) within
was a material weakness, it would be reported here. We
did not find any. There are no items to be reported, so
this is a clean report."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said she has a lot
of experience in reading budgets and "I' d like to say
our city is doing a great job and I'd like to thank
(city clerk) Nora (Idso) and her team for doing a
The presentation required no action from the com-
missioners and the meeting was adjourned.
people's homes for new carpet or "changing a light bulb,"
but if renovations reach a certain level, then it needs to
be tracked for flood plain review.
"It sounds like it's taking people's rights away and
I have a real problem with that," said Vosburgh. "Don't
homeowners do that for their own insurance?"
Gilbert said, in most cases, it benefits the homeowner
because the federal government will not consider hom-
eowner receipts as proof of valuing renovations unless
it comes through the city's flood plain permit program.
"I completely agree with you, but these are federal
laws" said Gilbert. "As far as the city, we are going to
follow the most common sense way of doing things as
Vosburgh said none of it sounded like common
"Well it came from Congress, so maybe I shouldn't
use the term common sense," said Gilbert.
P&Z representative Dan Debaun, who was sworn
into service just before the May 29 joint meeting, said
anyone reviewing LDC documents would also need to
see what changes have been made to the original.
"We are reviewing documents here and we have
additions and modifications, but no reference to what's
been taken out," he said.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he thought
Debaun had a valid point and asked to have an original
copy of the LDC available that would highlight the final
'This isn't just an add or delete process," said McCo-
llum. "We also are taking some of it and putting it else-
where, and the other problem is that we are on draft eight
and there have been many, many, many changes. Chapter
1 alone will be (about 2 inches thick) and that's the easy
McCollum said entire sections were unchanged in
some cases, but moved elsewhere in the LDC.
Commissioner Gay Brueler asked if copies had been
made since McCollum began the process.
"You started out with what was in existence, then
you made the first change and saved a copy. You made a
second change and made a copy and so on. If we can at
least leave all of those copies in one spot for people to
review, then that takes care of that."
The next LDC joint workshop was scheduled for 8
a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach audit: No discrepancies
THE ISLANDER U JUNE 6, 2012 5 5
Guild member looks to back up league festival plans
By Kathy Prucnell
Amid troubles leading to the closure of the Anna
Maria Island Art League, another Holmes Beach art orga-
nization is signaling its willingness to take on the annual
City officials report the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria
Island has requested the city field Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 if
the field becomes available. It's a "back-up reservation,"
according to deputy clerk Lori Kee.
"I wanted to protect those dates for a not-for-profit,"
said Joan Voyles of the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria
Island, adding she's taken no steps beyond the initial
inquiry for the Guild and "any coalition of artists" who
would possibly seek the city field for these dates.
"But if they fall apart, it's a protective thing," she
said. Voyles also noted Winterfest has been a successful
juried art festival and she'd like to see it continue.
League president Laura McGeary said she's "not
surprised" by the guild's request, but says the league is
not giving up Winterfest.
"A call to artists" advertising for Winterfest and
Springfest, was placed in the May edition of Sunshine
Artist, a trade publication for art and craft shows, she
But Colin Bissett of Palm Harbor, who was hired
by the league to organize Winterfest 2011 and Spring-
fest 2012, blames McGeary for the league's problems.
He said he resigned in March without giving the notice
required by his contract because of a lack of financial
reporting and hostility within the league for his deci-
"I believe they ran out of money. How can that be
with two successful art shows?" asked Bissett.
Anna Maria island Art League president Laura
McGeary waits May 29 at the league gallery, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, for artists to collect their
work. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
McGeary said proceeds from Winterfest 2011 were
"considerably less" than the previous year, even account-
ing for the half-day rainout, although Springfest was
"Insufficient volunteers" impacted the festival and
the bottom line, according to McGeary.
McGeary previously alleged some work performed
by volunteers in the past was paid for under Bissett's
direction. Those increased costs resulted in reduced
income for the league, she said.
But Bissett says "after 20-25 years of history, it's
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died," of the art league festival tradition. "It needs some-
body like the guild."
The league's former executive director, Christina
Reginelli, resigned May 11, but first canceled the kids'
summer camp, classes and workshops, saying there was
"no money to cover the instructors and no one available
to supervise." She also posted the "closed" sign at the
league facility, 5312 Holmes Blvd.
McGeary maintains the closure is temporary.
Reginelli also says she is owed back pay.
And McGeary agrees. She said getting Reginelli paid
is one reason for fundraising at this time. McGeary has
sought $25-$100 donations from the community by June
16 to keep the league afloat. Last week she said she had
received several "nice calls" and donations.
Bissett further questions the league's ability to solicit
She says the league can continue to accept donations
and that it has maintained its Florida nonprofit corpora-
tion while she and others work to reinstate the IRS tax-
McGeary says the revocation of the IRS designation
as a nonprofit was an "inherited" problem that was due
to the league's past failure to file three years of returns
before her term as president.
"We had an accountant and a director" at the time
the tax returns went missing, McGeary said. She added
that the returns may have been prepared, but apparently
were not properly filed.
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6 0 JUNE 6, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
What in the world?
Sometimes you're left to scratch your head. Or
laugh. And wonder why.
While the economic times have translated to hard
times for many unfortunate people, not everyone turns
to crime as a result. But in our somewhat idyllic Island
communities well, we like to think they are crime
creeps in with the times.
Certainly we are not experiencing the volume of
shootings, bank robberies and home invasions we see
reported in Bradenton, especially in what law enforce-
ment calls the area of most extreme crimes, "the box."
But as if to relieve the serious nature of crime -
and put us on notice this week's police reports bring
us news of a crime at the Holmes Beach Publix store.
Certainly, this bi t 'I of all Island stores deals with
its share of shoplifting and forged checks.
But this week, news of a sandwich thief brings
home the hard times that exist for an unfortunate few.
And the news traveled from Anna Maria Island to the
wire services essentially going viral in newspapers
all around the state and beyond.
The good folks at Publix are taking a poke over
the news that they detained an alleged Cuban sandwich
shoplifter by sitting on him. Yes, read that pressed sand-
But confronting a shoplifter is no laughing matter.
This incident resulted in a scuffle between manager and
thief in the store, due to no fault of the manager, causing
some damage and prompting staff members to rush to
aid their boss.
It may seem at first blush like an embarrassing
situation for Publix, but remember the old adage about
names in the news ... just spell my name right. Good
or bad news, all publicity is good.
And without checking Publix policy, any business
owner knows that zero-tolerance against petty thefts
helps maintain a quality store and keep prices low for
We have a strong manager and his employees to
thank for standing up and, yes, sitting on a thief to
keep Island Publix shoppers safe.
So as the pressed sandwich thief story makes the
rounds via wire-services in newspapers everywhere,
you likely can expect Leno, Letterman, Fallon and
other late-night chatterboxes to put Anna Maria in the
Maybe not what the chamber of commerce or
Publix had in mind to publicize the Island lifestyle, but
the spotlight nonetheless.
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What are we looking for?
Is it old Florida charm, or razzle dazzle? Is Holmes
Beach the new mini Disney park that investors are
claiming? Homes with slides, water falls, interactive
computer toys and game rooms. Or is it old fashioned
charm, quiet and amazing sunsets?
Our city designed a comprehensive plan for Holmes
Beach. It fits the Island and what it was known for -
family friendly, peaceful and serene. The plan was not
meant to be altered for the benefit of a few.
It should not be so difficult to keep to the master
plan. It should be even easier for people who purchased
property here to understand there is a master plan. If they
don't feel comfortable with that if they were misled
by investors -that is unfortunate. This should not affect
the majority of people that reside in Holmes Beach or
our guests that come for the old Florida charm.
Keep to the plan. Maintain the old Florida ambi-
ence. It is not too late to get things under control, to
enforce existing rules and regulations.
Residents need to attend commission meetings.
They need to listen to elected officials and see for them-
selves exactly who is representing their interests.
Make your presence known. Come out, stand up
and be counted. The city is depending on you.
Renee Ferguson, Holmes Beach
Relay our thanks
Thank you to the 2012 Relay for Life Commit-
tee and American Cancer Society staff partner Aly
Thank you to our sponsors: Silver Sponsor Blake
Medical Center, Track-marker sponsors Miller Electric,
Beach Bums and LaPensee Plumbing & Pools, Meeting
Venue sponsor Bridgewalk Resort and Survivor Dinner
Sponsor Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Thank you to Beach
Bums for the use of a golf cart; Datolli Cancer Center
for a tent; Mike Sales and Daniel Kerwin for music;
Kathy Hood, Shelby Hall and Amy Penticost for par-
ticipating in the ceremonies; the cities of Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach,; Apex Holiday
Tent, Stage Sound and Lighting; Lester King Fire and
Safety Equipment; Maintenance Too Paper Company;
POD Enterprises; AM Elementary School; the Feast
Restaurant; AMI Concierge Services; and the AMI
Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to all the businesses that donated to
the teams for fundraisers, to all the teams, with special
thanks to all the team captains.
Thank you to all the survivors who came out and
celebrated with us and to everyone from the community
that joined us.
Nancy Ambrose, Relay For Life of AMI advocacy
and publicity chair, Holmes Beach
A hearty thanks
The 58th Annual Snooks Adams Kids Day event
held on May 26th at Bayfront Park was a total success.
Kids Day has always been one of the Privateers favorite
traditions on the Island.
The Privateers would like to thank all the children
and parents for a fun-filled day, we couldn't have done
it without you. A hearty thanks to the AMI Beach Cafe
and Domino's Pizza for donating the food, once again
you came to our rescue and it is greatly appreciated.
The Privateers also thanks The Islander for sponsor-
ing Kids Day and getting the word out to everyone.
There's no telling who had more fun during the
games, the children or the Privateers. We look forward
to seeing everyone next year so start planning now for
this special day.
Thanks to everyone.
Cindy "Bubbles" ', ui /) -Swager, Anna Maria
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Opinion by Rick Catlin
Sixty-eight years ago today June 6, 1944 -
the largest military invasion in history began shortly
World War II had been ongoing for nearly five
years, as the world continued to wait for the Allied
invasion of Europe that would liberate millions of
enslaved people and end the war with Germany.
On this date 68 years ago, American, British and
Canadian forces put 150,000 men ashore within 14
hours. By the end of June 8, nearly 300,000 Allied
troops were on European soil.
They were heroes all.
Nobody forced these troops to go ashore, or to
face the possibility they would be killed.
On Omaha Beach in the American sector, nearly
2,000 men from the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions
would be killed on D-Day within the first three hours
of the invasion.
Of the 200-plus men in Able Company of the
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, 101 of
the men were from the tiny town of Bedford, Va.
They were National Guardsmen who had grown up
together and had known each other all their lives.
On the shores of Omaha Beach, 19 of the Boys
from Bedford as they were called in a book of the
same name were killed in the first wave of troops
that landed on the heavily defended shores.
By the end of the war, only 78 of the men from
Bedford, population 3,000, would return home. Half
of those men came back wounded.
Today there is a monument in the center of Bed-
ford dedicated to the "Boys from Bedford." Bedford
had the highest per capital percentage of casualties
in WWII among its soldiers of any city among the
What made the men of D-Day go to what they
knew was going to be a slaughter? What drove these
men to obey their orders, knowing full well they were
landing in front of German machine guns, knowing
that the Allied naval bombardment of Omaha failed
to knock out any of the major defenses, and the Allied
bombers waited too long to drop their bombs on the
beach? The mistakes left the Germans on the shore
to fight the invasion.
If you want to know what made these men go
ashore, ask a veteran of World War II, while he is
still around to tell you.
Unless you were there, he will say, you wouldn't
Try to understand the men who gave us our pre-
cious freedom that we so often abuse.
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2002, issue of The Islander
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau reported the total economic effect of visitor
spending in the area in 2001 was $1.09 billion. The
BACVB reported visitors spent an estimated $390 mil-
lion in 2001. BACVB executive director Larry White
said he used a multiplier of 2.8 on spending to determine
the $1.09 billion economic impact. About 60 percent of
that was spent on Anna Maria Island, he said.
A Bradenton Beach public meeting conducted by
the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to gather
input on how residents want the city to look in 2030
provoked criticism. Resident Earnest Clay criticized
the city for reducing the single-family residential area
to just 6 percent of the total land in the city, while 80
percent is designated R-2, or duplex.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dawn Baker
received a code enforcement warning that the taxi
business she operated from her home generated excess
traffic and commercial vehicles were parked overnight
on the property. Baker said the letter was "all political"
because of her opposition to a proposed condominium
project that other commissioners favored. Baker agreed
to comply with the order.
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Anna Maria election candidates remain unclear
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria political scene got a bit cloudier
June 1, when political newcomer Billy Malfese, who pre-
viously said he would run for office, announced he would
not seek a political office in the Nov. 6 city election.
Two commission seats and the office of mayor
will be decided in the election, but only two people -
incumbent Commissioner Chuck Webb and planning and
zoning board member Nancy Yetter have announced a
candidacy, and both are running for a commission seat.
_ Mayor Mike Selby and Commis-
sioner Jo Ann Mattick have said they
will not seek re-election.
Webb has qualified for re-election,
while Yetter, who was unsuccessful in
her 2011 bid for a commission seat, said
Webb she planned to qualify this week.
Qualifying ends at noon June 8.
With Selby out of the running, the
race for mayor appears wide open. No
resident has announced intentions to
run for the seat.
Former Commissioner Gene Aubry
picked up a packet, but said last week
Yetter he has decided not to run for any city
Aubry's wife, Janet, picked up two packets last week,
saying they were for P&Z board chair Sandy Mattick,
who was unsuccessful in her 2011 candidacy for mayor.
She is the daughter of Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick.
Also picking up two packets was Commissioner Sue-
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Lynn, who is not up for re-election.
Efforts to reach Sandy Mattick and SueLynn for com-
ment were unsuccessful.
Another election packet went out last week to an
City clerk Alice Baird said no one at city hall knew
the man and he did not sign the courtesy pickup list.
Anyone can pick up a qualifying packet and there is no
requirement to give a name or sign the list, she said.
The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office
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Anna Maria has received applications from three area
attorneys for the position of special magistrate to judge
code violation cases in the city.
Bradenton attorneys Stephen W. Thompson and
Michael Connolly have submitted resumes and particu-
lars for the post, as has Sarasota lawyer Jason Kradt.
Commissioners will review and discuss the appli-
cants at a future meeting.
Commissioners voted recently to eliminate the city's
code enforcement board and use the special magistrate
system to decide code violation cases.
Using a special magistrate eliminates the possibility
that neighbors or friends on the code enforcement board
may decide a case for people they know, placing some
board members in a difficult position, said city attorney
Jim Dye, who advocated for a special magistrate.
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Nov. 7 election on its website www.votemanatee.com
- at noon Friday, June 8, the qualifying deadline.
Anna Maria's mayor and commissioners are elected
for two-year terms in staggered years. The mayor and two
commissioners are elected in even-numbered years, while
three commission seats are on the ballot in odd-numbered
The mayor is paid $800 per month, while commis-
sioners each receive $400 monthly.
Anna Maria boasts chicken roost
Approximately eight roosters and hens recently
appeared at the Anna Maria Island Historical Park
at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Building official Bob
Welch said someone apparently dropped the birds off
during the middle of the night and also left some feed.
"We have no idea who or why," Welch said. No deci-
sion has been made on the future of the birds, he said.
AMI Historical Society board member Carolyne Nor-
wood said she would bring up the issue of chickens at
the board's June 8 meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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Holmes Beach employees work in DROP
By Kathy Prucnell
While Holmes Beach treasurer Rick Ashley will be
the next city employee to leave under a state program that
incentivizes planned retirements, he likely won't be the
Ashley is expected to retire from 38 years of public
employment Aug. 31. Approximately 14 of those years
were as city treasurer. He entered the Florida Retirement
System Deferred Retirement Option Plan in September
The program incentivizes retirement of public
employees in the state who reach 25 years of service or
Those who elect to enter the program are considered
retired, although still on the job and collecting a salary.
Their monthly retirement benefits accumulate in a FRS
trust fund, earning tax deferred interest up to 60 months,
according to the FRS website.
Employees in the DROP program must leave by the
last day of the 60-month deferment or lose the accumu-
lated contributions, Ashley said.
"What it allows the city are all positives," he said.
"How many cities have their city treasurers looking to
train their replacement?
'The planning and ability to budget, that's a very
positive thing about the DROP program," Ashley said.
Also in the city's DROP program with expected -
but not mandatory retirement dates are the following
Public works superintendent Joe Duennes, Feb. 28,
2014. Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson, July
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine, July 31,
Holmes Beach Police Officer Rob Velardi, March
Part-time public works employee Steve Beck also
was in the DROP program until recently, according to
Ashley. However, it appears Beck won't be reaching his
DROP date, as he gave notice for a July employment
termination date, said Ashley.
Duennes has held his city position 15 years, and
became eligible by virtue of retirement age, he said.
Velardi, Stephenson and Romine have been with the
HBPD for 25 years.
Duennes supervises the building department, code
enforcement and public works. He entered the DROP
program March 1, 2009. Stephenson and Romine entered
the program Aug. 1, 2011.
'There's no preparation for any of these positions at
this time," said Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. 'They may
leave then, and they may leave tomorrow. It's their per-
sonal lives, and they don't tell me about that."
In six to eight months, Bohnenberger said, the
city may start to search for a police chief to succeed
New county flood maps to be previewed
Hill starts training
Lori Hill, who started training with the city of Holmes
Beach for the treasurer position May 31, pauses in the
city conference room while on a tour of introductions
with treasurer Rick Ashley. A city resident, Hill comes
from Sarasota where she was the city's chief financial
management analyst. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
HB rewards employees
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger recognized employees
May 8 in the lobby of city hall with gift certificates
donated by businesses to the city.
Code enforcement officer David Forbes.
Cliff Boltwood, police officer.
Garrett Shaffer, police officer.
Public works superintendent Joe Duennes.
Mathew Klym, public works.
Chris Joiner, public works.
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By Rick Catlin
Preliminary maps showing revised flood zones in
Manatee County will be shared with the public at a public
viewing 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Manatee High
School cafeteria, 902 33rd St. Court W., Bradenton.
A Manatee County government press release said
the new maps are not official until adopted by the county
The public is invited to attend and ask questions
about what the new maps mean for their property and
new flood insurance premiums.
Property owners, including those on Anna Maria
Island, can appeal the flood-zone designation of their
property, the release said.
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch said the new
maps might show some areas of the Island are no longer
considered in a prime flood zone.
The new maps were a coordinated effort between
Manatee County and FEMA to use the latest digital
it. h no.'l,1,' \ in developing maps that "better reflect the
risk that communities face," said Tom Gerstenberger,
Manatee County engineering division manager.
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FEMA specialists will be at the meeting to answer
questions from homeowners about the process that
determines the flood insurance rate for a particular
Property owners, renters, real estate agents, mortgage
lenders and insurance agents are "encouraged to attend
the open house to meet with specialists and ask ques-
tions," particularly about flood risk and hazard mitigation
within their communities."
Updates to the maps can be viewed online at www.
Welch said, as far he knows, FEMA considers all
of Anna Maria Island to be within the highest rated
flood zone. However, the new maps are "worth looking
at" for any changes or potential mitigation sites.
For more information, call 941-748-4501.
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Holmes Beach dog run improves with age
By Kathy Prucnell
Improvements to the new dog run have been snow-
balling in the month after the city of Holmes Beach put
up a fence on the outfield perimeter of Birdie Tebbetts
Field to create an area exclusively for people wanting to
exercise their pets.
Donations of time and $1,150 have come in, accord-
ing to advocate Barbara Parkman, to improve the dog run
at 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach.
The funds will go toward the purchase of eight trees
for shade, six hollies and two live oaks and a double
gate- to keep dogs from escaping, which Parkman said
will be installed in about a week.
"I am so excited about this project. The dog owners
have contributed very generously," she said.
Parkman is a longtime city resident who sought,
along with some 30-50 dog owners, to use the city field
to exercise their pets.
A shelter provided by the city is nearly finished, just
awaiting a roof, she said.
The public works department is assembling two
benches, donated by Bob and Alice L>ng\u >,iL which
soon will be placed in the dog run, Parkman said.
Several trees have been planted by the city, and some
crape myrtles were planted by Parkman's son-in-law,
resident Mike Cappello.
Dog run organizers
to hold yard sale
Tails are a w ai in' for a yard sale to benefit the
dog run in Holmes Beach.
The sale will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 9,
in an area behind 430 62nd St., Holmes Beach.
Organizers are looking for donated items in good
condition, and volunteers to work at the sale.
Donated items should be priced and dropped off
Friday, June 8, or before the sale begins on Satur-
For more information, call Renee Ferguson at
Arnold works May
31 on a shelter for
folks who visit Birdie
Tebbetts Field in
Holmes Beach to
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"Joe Duennes is the nicest man imaginable," she said Holmes Beach, where donations are welcome, she said.
of the public works superintendent. "He would have our The dog park organization also will be looking for
trees planted wherever I want them." a better name, she said. Details on a contest to name the
A source of water for the dogs is still "hoped for," facility will be announced in the next week or so, she
Parkman added. said.
A bank account has been opened in the name of"Dog For more information, call Parkman at 941-778-
Park Organization" at Hancock Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, 3390.
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Historic preservation may face roadblocks
By Rick Catlin
While the idea of Anna Maria passing a historical
preservation ordinance to save many of the older, one-
story cottage-style homes in the city from demolition
seems like a great idea to preserve these older homes,
building official Bob Welch cautioned there could be a
number of obstacles to the ordinance.
Not the least of which, he said, is overcoming the
Federal Emergency Management Agency's requirement
that, because all of Anna Maria is in a designated flood
zone, any new construction must be elevated, be it one- or
And there are problems with obtaining low-cost flood
insurance when a home is built at ground level, he said.
Many older, one-story homes in the city are less than
9 feet above the base elevation.
Welch said if a house were to be designated historic
and renovated and, if the renovation cost exceeds 50 per-
cent of the market value of the house, it would require a
variance to proceed.
The problem then would be that the National Flood
Insurance Program has to be informed of the variance
and the structure could lose its low-cost flood insurance.
The premiums could quadruple, he said.
ART LEAGUE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
"We started trying to resolve it when we became
aware of it" in June 2011, when the league received a
letter from the IRS, McGeary said.
"We think we're really close," she said of the rein-
While Bissett and some former board members point
to the IRS problem as an indicator of a fiscal report-
ing problem, McGeary responds it does not impact the
league's ability to fund raise in small amounts.
McGeary said it would only impact donations of
$250 or more, and only if the donor requires a tax-exempt
letter. It does not change the league's nonprofit status, she
"There are plenty of nonprofits out there that aren't
501c3s," she said.
Two $500 donations were returned after the league
Saving historic homes in the city by writing such
an ordinance might not be "a viable solution," Welch
Welch said the city is writing a new flood manage-
ment ordinance, and he suggested preservation of historic
homes could be better addressed in that ordinance.
Members of the committee formed to prepare a his-
torical preservation ordinance include Commissioner
SueLynn as commission liaison, Welch, George Barford,
Dan Gagne, Sissy Quinn, Maureen McCormick, Nancy
Yetter and Margaret Jenkins.
Tarpon Springs historic preservation took 10 years
One step in saving historical sites could be the cre-
ation of an historical preservation district in Anna Maria,
said Dr. Kathy Monihan, director of the Tarpon Springs
Monihan was one of the driving forces behind cre-
ation of that city's historical preservation district in 1988,
but it took her 10 years to complete.
"And it's not an easy task," she said.
The Tarpon Springs historic preservation district
was created because the city's ordinance was not stop-
ping developers from leveling older homes and building
modem structures, she said.
learned of the revocation, she said.
Former board member Leslie Robbins made a state-
ment May 30 calling for an audit, asking that "past
records of finances" be made public.
Robbins was joined May 31 in a similar statement
by former board members Karen Hasler, Alexis Lillis,
Cheryl Jorgenson, Gillian Holt and Ellen Aquilina, as
well as Reginelli.
"Members of the art league and the community are
owed some kind of disclosure regarding the finances. The
art league has meant a lot to many people and to have it
sink without explanation or accountability is tragic," it
The league has a 22-year history on Anna Maria
Island, showcasing local talent, offering art classes,
camps and workshops. The festivals provide funding for
Monihan cautioned that Tarpon Springs' solution
might not work for Anna Maria.
For Tarpon Springs, however, she said "the histori-
cal preservation district designation basically means land
owners can't tear down or alter anm llilng in the district
without permission from the historical preservation
Additionally, alteration of an existing building or
new structure designs must conform to the district's
architectural standards and guidelines as determined by
the Tarpon Springs preservation board.
The city also placed an historical element in its long-
range visioning and comprehensive plan, she said.
But creating a historical preservation district may
not be the "cure-all" that some people in Anna Maria
might visualize. The city might first want to do a his-
toric survey of homes and buildings to determine if
enough properties would benefit from such a district,
"People have to want the district first and understand
the benefits," she said. "The historic survey steers them
in the right direction."
Monihan said each historical district is different and
people "really need to know the upside and downside of
such a district."
the art center and its scholarship program.
There are three remaining board members, Deeana
Atkinson, Chris Galanopoulos and McGeary.
At Islander press time, no financial information was
available for review, although McGeary said she has
information on four past festivals and the scholarships.
McGeary said she is working with an accountant to
resolve the league's financial and IRS matters.
She also said she was not yet prepared to schedule a
general membership meeting or respond to former board
The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of
the milestones in readers' lives. Send notices and pho-
tographs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach is keeping city
field off limits to soccer players
and their cleats while re-
seeding of the field takes hold.
However, the field is open to
one or two day events such as
Friday night monthly festivals,
according to city hall. The next
field event will be Friday, June
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Island police blotter
No new reports.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
May 30,400 75th St., aggravated assault with a fire-
arm. An 18-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for
felony aggravated assault with a firearm. According to the
available information, Jacob Mackinlay was arrested for a
May 24 incident at 100 S. Bay Blvd. Further details were
not provided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. It
was MCSO deputies who made the arrest. Mackinlay
was jailed on $10,000 bond on the felony charge, and
an additional $1,000 bond on a misdemeanor charge
of improper display of a firearm. Attempts to get more
information were unsuccessful as of press time for The
Islander. Mackinlay was scheduled for arraignment at 9
a.m. June 29.
May 30, 1201 21st Street, Bradenton, drugs. A
44-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested on
felony possession of prescription drugs without a pre-
scription. According to the report, Helene Little was at
the listed address when Bradenton Police Department
officers arrived to execute a search warrant. Little was
in the living room and was searched. Police found a
single pill in her front left pocket. During the police
interview, Little said she found the pill in her vehicle
and had put it in her pocket. She denied abusing pre-
scription drugs, according to the police report, but she
did allegedly admitted to police that she uses cocaine.
She was taken to the Manatee County jail and held on
$1,000 bond. She was scheduled for arraignment at 8
a.m., June 29.
May 24, 6800 block of Palm Drive, disturbance.
A Holmes Beach police officer responded to a report of
J oa ''V
Holmes Beach man set for August
trial, sister remains at large
The trial of Holmes Beach resident Douglas Mul-
laney on charges of obtaining money from a pawnshop
by fraud, and as a convicted sexual offender fail-
ing to inform law enforcement of an address change,
is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
PMullaney has entered not guilty
pleas to both charges.
Mullaney fled from Florida earlier
this year after he was charged with
obtaining money from a pawnshop
by fraud. He was arrested by police
Mullaney in Oregon in February and extradited
to Manatee County March 1.
His sister, Christine Ueltschi, is wanted for ques-
tioning in connection with a burglary reported to
a disturbance, making contact with a man and woman,
who reported they had been arguing with a friend. The
friend had left before police arrived.
May 22, 3900 East Bay Drive, suspicious person.
The manager of Publix called police after seeing a man
suspected of stealing beer the previous day enter the store.
Police confronted the suspect, who denied the allegation.
At the request of the store manager, the man was issued
a trespass warning.
May 24,4900 Gulf Drive, warrant. While conduct-
ing a traffic stop, a Holmes Beach police officer observed
a vehicle pulling up. The driver stated he was there to
pick his friends up. When the officer asked the driver for
his license, he stated he did not have it on him. Further
investigation revealed the man had a bench warrant issued
for failure to appear on charge of driving while license
suspended. He was arrested and taken to the Manatee
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County Si i, ,rf's Office.
involve Mullaney. She was last reported to be in the
Both charges against Mullaney are third degree
felonies in Florida. If convicted, he could face a
maximum five years in prison and a maximum fine
of $5,000 for each offense.
Convicted sex offenders are
required to notify law enforcement
officials within 48 hours of any
change of address.
Anyone with information on
Ueltschi Ueltschi's whereabouts is asked
to call the Holmes Beach Police
Department at 941-708-5804. Callers may remain
anonymous, according to HBPD.
Roadwatch, June 6-13
Workers from Woodruff & Sons continue drainage
installation and improvements near 60th and 62nd streets
on Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive
in Anna Maria by the Manatee County Utilities Depart-
ment is continuing. The project is expected to take sev-
eral months to complete, according to a MCUD press
Repairs to the Longboat Key Bridge/State Road 789
have been completed, according to the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation.
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on an Island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
Regardless of location, in the event of an emer-
gency, call 911.
Congratulations Anna 'Maria ECementary 2012 graduates!
Sally Jackson's Class
Heather Nyberg's Class
Jacqu6 Goens' Class
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Violist graduates with honors
Kevin Espinet of Bradenton Beach will graduate in the
top 1 percent of his Manatee High School class with
high honors in math. Captain of the MHS swim team
and a top orchestra musician and head violist at MHS,
he plans to attend the University of Florida and major
in chemical engineering.
to dean's list
Benjamin Murphy, son of Sean Murphy and Susan
Timmins of Holmes Beach, was named to the dean's high
honors list for the 2012 spring semester at Connecticut
College, New London, Conn.
Murphy is in the 2013 senior class, and was recog-
nized for earning a grade point average of at least 3.78.
Connecticut College, founded in 1911, is a liberal
arts college known for its interdisciplinary studies, inter-
national programs, funded internships, student-faculty
research and service learning.
Thursday, June 7
6-7:30 p.m. Mote Marine Laboratory Science Cafe, dolphin
and human nutrition seminar, Half Shell Oyster House, 1991 Main
St., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 172.
Friday, June 8
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Senior Adventures Book Sale, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
5:30-7 p.m. Artist reception, "Fishing for Life," photogra-
phy exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
Saturday, June 9
9 a.m.-I p.m. Dog Run Yard Sale, common area behind
430 62nd St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-567-5737.
6-9 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Cook-
ing for Kids/Summer Nights, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-488-
6 p.m., Scallopalooza, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ring-
ling Blvd., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-953-5333.
Sunday, June 10
11 a.m.-4 p.m. -Gavon Sutphin car wash-cookout fundraiser,
WMFR Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Through June 25, Cecy Richardson print exhibit, Solo Gallery
of the Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 926 12th St. W, Bradenton.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversation for seniors at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
First Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Pier Regulars, Rod & Reel Pier,
875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199 meets
at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
The North End Merchants Organization is preparing
for what's left over following the Fourth of July holiday
with its Third Annual Post-July Fourth Cleanup.
NEMO hopes volunteers will register by June 18
to help with the cleanup effort. Volunteers will receive
coffee the morning of the event courtesy of the Pine
Avenue General Store and a free "NEMO at work"
Five teams will pick up trash on Pine Avenue and the
beaches, from north of Pine Avenue to south of Magnolia
Cleanup teams will meet at 7 a.m., July 5, at the
Pine Avenue General Store, 307 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
before heading out to cover their designated areas. The
cleanup is expected to end within two hours.
Participants are asked to sign up by June 18 at one
of the following Anna Maria businesses: Pine Avenue
General Store; Ginny and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807
Gulf Drive; Feeling Swell Surf Bar and Grill, 9903 Gulf
Drive; Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave.; Beach Bums,
427 Pine Ave.; and Rudy's Subs & More, 9906 Gulf
For more information, call Diane Havelka of Beach
Bums at 941-778-3316 or John Ganfield of Feeling Swell
Book sale will
Annie Silver Community Center will host a book
sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the center, 103 23rd
St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Coffee will be served free to guests.
Proceeds will go to support the center and its Senior
Adventures group expenses.
Books may be donated by dropping them off out-
side the center door, but, for those wanting to arrange
pickup or for more information, call Pat Gentry at 941-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street
Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-
Saturday, 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. Information: 941-761-8834.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
June 17, To Inform Families First, Tampa Bay Rays Father's
Day Game fundraiser. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-1869.
June 18, deadline to register for North End Merchants Orga-
nization third annual post-Fourth of July cleanup. Information: 941-
778-3316 or 248-568-2160.
June 21, Suncoast Surfrider Foundation, Summer Soltice
culinary fundraiser, Harry's Continental Kitchens, Harry's Gourmet
Deli and Take-Out, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee
applies. Information: 941-383-0777.
June 29, Chamber of Commerce of Longboat Key, Lido Key,
St. Armands Key, Longboat Key Invitational, Longboat Key Club
Islandside Golf Tournament, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-2466.
Save the Date:
July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade,
and 2012 Scholarship Award Ceremony, Anna Maria Island Beach
Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
July 5, North End Merchants Organization third annual post-
July Fourth cleanup, Pine Avenue General Store, 307 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3316 or 248-568-2160.
Sept. 24, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Lucky
13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country Club, 4646
Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-224-1337
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include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.
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Fire fundraiser planned
to benefit 5-year-old
West Manatee Fire Rescue and the West Manatee
Firefighters Association are hosting a fundraiser to defray
medical expenses for a brave 5-year-old Islander battling
Gavon Sutphin has a life-threatening brain malfor-
To raise money for Gavon's medical expenses, a
car wash and other activities will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, June 10, at WMFR Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Firefighters and their families, members of Island
Real Estate and others will be washing cars, selling hot
dogs and drinks and holding a raffle drawing to raise
Gavon attends the School for Constructive Play, 302
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and physical therapy four days a
week to regain his mobility.
For more information, call organizer Michael Bugel
scholar's golf outing
Golfers, mark your calendars. Sponsors, call the
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
host its 13th annual "Lucky 13" Golf Outing for Scholar-
ships Monday, Sept. 24, at the Bradenton Country Club,
4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton.
The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. registration and
12:30 p.m. shotgun start, and an awards banquet will
immediately follow the outing at the club.
The golf outing supports the chamber's scholarship
program, which makes awards to three graduating seniors
looking to pursue a business education.
Various levels of sponsorships and marketing oppor-
tunities are available.
There will be prizes for drives, slices, draws, duffs,
mulligans, chips and two-plus putts.
For more information, call Linda Dickson at 941-
224-1337 or Mike Vejins at 941-284-2523.
LBK Invitational looks for
It soon will be time to take to the links for the Long-
boat Key Invitational Golf Tournament.
The Chamber of Commerce of Longboat Key, Lido
Key, St. Armand's Key is looking for sponsors and vol-
unteers for the Friday, June 29, amateur golf tournament
at Longboat Key Club Islandside, 301 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Donations of gift baskets, gift cer-
tificates, golf balls and golf umbrellas also are welcome
by the chamber for fundraising.
A shotgun start will begin the 10 a.m. event, open
to all golfers. The cost to play is $125 per golfer or $400
for a foursome.
For more information, call Dawn Mims at 941-383-
2466, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or go online at www.longboatkeychamber.com.
Estuaries seek photos
of June king tide
Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay Estuary programs are
looking for photographs of the king tides extreme high
tides -expected in early June.
They aim to find the best photos in the June King
Tide Contest, raise awareness of potential sea-level rise
and identify flood-prone locations.
King tides occur when the moon and the sun align
on one side of the Earth and their gravitational forces
combine to create extraordinary high tides usually
twice a year.
The contest deadline is June 11. Cash prizes of $75,
$125 and $200 will be awarded.
Submissions must include two pictures at the same
coastal location, one each at low tide and high tide, show-
ing the increase in water level. Photos should be e-mailed
to Floridatidewatch@ yahoo.com.
For examples of past high tide photos, see http://
For more information, call Christine Sciarrino at 941-
T he lens oJphotographer Mark Cohen shows off
crab traps in Cortez in "Fishing for Life," an
exhibit of his work that opens to the public with
an artist reception 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at
the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W.,
Cortez. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mark Cohen
"Fishing for Life"
shows off Cortez
People who live Cortez have long experienced a
fishing way of life.
"Fishing for Life," an exhibit of photographs by
Mark Cohen, tells the story of working fishermen in
Cortez through the lens of a camera.
It opens to the public with a reception for the artist
5:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Florida Maritime
Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
The event is free, and donations are accepted.
For more information, call Karen Riley-Love at
Moerk wins pen awards,
Alice Moerk of Anna Maria has recently earned
national recognition in music and writing, and has writ-
ten a children's musical premiering June 7 at Fairmont
State University, Fairmont, W.Va.
Moerk received two awards in April from the
National League of American Pen Women at its Biennial
National Convention in Washington, D.C. The league is
a professional organization for women artists, composers
Moerk's soprano and piano piece, \ kignl.iii l," took
third prize in the music category. "Ain' s Song" won second
place in the league Eudora Welty fiction writing contest.
In addition, Moerk, an emeritus professor of music
at Fairmont State University, recently was commissioned
to write a musical for the school. She plans to attend
the premier of her composition, "A Mountain Mother
Mote offers dolphin
Don't feed the dolphins. And watch the fries.
Mote Marine Laboratory invites everyone to a sci-
ence cafe to explore healthy eating habits for dolphins
and humans 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Half
Shell Oyster House, 1991 Main St., Sarasota.
Dr. Katie McHugh, a researcher with the Sarasota
Dolphin Research Program, will discuss why feeding
wild dolphins is harmful. And Adriel Zahniser, a dietitian
with Sarasota County Schools, will talk about nutrition.
The informal conversation will feature a local dol-
phin named "Beggar," notorious for his unhealthy and
dangerous relationship with humans who feed him -
illegally and healthy eating habits for young people.
For registration and more information, call 941-388-
4441, ext. 172.
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ticket reveal the winner
- a Rotarian from
Strongsville, Ohio of
a dream vacation to
Scotland for four golfers.
BELOW: A helicopter
drops 400 golf balls for
the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Golf Ball drop
contest May 18 prior to
the Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful tournament at Tara
Golf & Country Club
in Bradenton. Islander
Rotary charity golf ball
drop raises $15K
More than just golf balls rained down for winners
of the May 18 Anna Maria Island Rotary Golf Ball
Thanks to the event nearly $15,000 will go to the
local chapter of Special Olympics, according to AMI
Rotary spokesperson Barry Gould.
Gould said the Anna Maria Island Privateers helped
sell tickets and Keep Manatee Beautiful assisted in pro-
moting the drop at its May 18 golf tournament. Ticket
were $100 each, and he said, sales of slightly less than
400 entries brought in almost $40,000.
The grand prize winner of the drop was a Rotarian
Brian Kiplinger of Strongsville, Ohio, Gould said.
Kiplinger purchased a ticket for a ball that trav-
eled closest to its target after being dropped from a
helicopter, and won a dream vacation valued at $25,000
to Scotland for four golfers.
AMI Rotary also supports Feeding Empty Little
Tummies, Anna Maria Elementary School and other
charities, programs and projects.
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Mote reminds boaters to
watch out for sea critters
Sea turtles, manatees and dolphins inhabit summer-
time coastal waters and whale sharks are on the move
through the region according to Mote Marine Labora-
tory of Sarasota.
Sea turtles began nesting early on area beaches and
are out in strong numbers this year, according to the
marine research facility.
There have been recent reports of several sea turtles
struck by boats. They swim just offshore to mate before
coming ashore to nest. Juvenile turtles feed and inhabit
the weed line near the coastal shores, and by early summer
hatchlings will venture into the Gulf of Mexico.
Dolphins are giving birth during late spring and
summer, and frequent shallow waters where they cannot
dive below an approaching boat.
Manatees also are returning to our bay waters to
forage and mate, according to Mote scientists.
Besides steering clear of protected species, area boat-
ers are asked to follow the U.S. Coast Guard-approved
safe boating guidelines. Mote asks boaters to consider:
If you see an entangled, stranded or dead dolphin,
whale or sea turtle, call the 24-hour Mote Stranding
Investigations Program at 941-988-0212.
If you see an entangled, stranded or dead manatee
anywhere in state waters or an entangled, stranded or
dead dolphin, whale or sea turtle outside of Sarasota or
Manatee counties, call the FWC Wildlife Alert hotline at
888-404-FWCC (3922), #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone,
or use VHF Channel 16 on a marine radio.
Boaters can go online for tips on marine animals at
Wear polarized sunglasses to help see marine life.
Never feed marine wildlife. To learn more about
the eating habits of dolphins, go online at www.dontfeed-
Beachgoers should stay away from sea turtle nests,
which are typically marked with annotated yellow stakes
and tape, and seabird nesting zones bounded by ropes.
Dogs are not allowed on beaches in Manatee
Mote also is looking for reports of any sightings of
whale sharks along Southwest Florida's coast.
Whale sharks the largest fish species in the oceans -
were reported by a boater May 19 about 50 miles offshore of
Johns Pass in Pinellas County. Mote scientists are collecting
reports of whale shark sightings to determine possible pat-
tems to their movements in area waters.
To report a whale shark sighting, call the Mote Center
for Shark Research at 941-388-1827, and include the
number, time, date and location of the sighting.
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County follows Boy Scout creed: 'Be prepared'
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County natural resources director Charlie
Hunsicker and his department have adopted the Boy
Scout motto of "Be Prepared."
The county has become a seagrass farmer, although
most area farmers probably don't think of seagrass as a
But one day in the future, the seagrass will have
value, Hunsicker said, and the department plans to "be
Port Manatee will eventually plan an expansion of its
slips, although no timetable has been established. It will
likely have to remove seagrass and mitigate the loss in
order to obtain permitting for the project from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
That's where the seagrass farm comes into play, pro-
viding value to the port authority.
In phase one, the department began establishing
the seagrass beds in and around west Perico Bayou in
December 2011 with a $432,000 Southwest Florida
Water Management District grant. Those seagrass beds
are located in shallow saltwater marshes, uplands and
fresh water wetlands in the bayou area.
In phase two of the seagrass farm plan expected
to begin in August 2012 the Manatee County Com-
mission has agreed to loan the department funding to
excavate a large, freshwater pond and establish seagrass
beds in the pond on the site of a former farm.
Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island member/
Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Sandy Haas-
Cindy Clay, Kiwanis
director Susan Kruse
Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger meet June
2 at the Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe at the
Manatee Public Beach
where Clay spoke the
multiple roles Tidewell
plays in helping people
issues. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Dave Miner
OF LONGBOAT KEY
Phase three, expected to start in April 2013, also will
be funded by the county. The department will excavate a
canal from the pond to the bayou. Hunsicker and marine
engineers believe the sea grasses from the pond will grow
along the canal and spread throughout the bayou.
The estimated cost of phase two and three is about
$1.3 million. Much of the dirt excavated in phase three
will be sold to help pay the county's loan, he said.
The idea of growing seagrass gradually came to Hun-
sicker the past few years, he said, as a means to improve
the water quality of Perico Bayou and provide seagrass
mitigation wherever needed by the county.
When Port Manatee eventually begins its expansion
plans and the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection orders seagrass mitigation, "These seagrass cred-
its will have value then," Hunsicker said.
The funds resulting from the sale of the seagrass
project- a trade off for the seagrass damage at the port
- to the port authority is expected to pay off the county's
seagrass farm costs, and any excess funds would go to
the county treasury.
Hunsicker estimated the farm's seagrass could be
worth several million dollars in "seagrass credits" in
about five years or more.
Marine scientists and engineers with experience in
growing seagrass will supervise all phases of the farm.
Hunsicker said the idea was not conceived to make
money but to sustain the environment, help obtain better
water quality for Perico Bayou and upper Sarasota Bay,
and have seagrass mitigation credits available when
If the seagrass beds can help Port Manatee when
mitigation time comes, that would be great, Hunsicker
"Port Manatee is a large part of our local economy,"
Hunsicker's seagrass farm is located on the west side
of Perico Bayou, on the north side of Perico Island, where
a vegetable and fruit farm was previously located dry
By July, Hunsicker hopes to have a DEP permit
to excavate a canal through the former farmland to the
bayou, allowing the saltwater to nourish and promote
"We are building a seagrass meadow that's a piece
of restoration tapestry," he said.
Hunsicker and marine experts who have studied
the plan believe that the seagrass will grow naturally
throughout the bayou if the waters are not disturbed by
"We believe the seagrass will grow from the pond
into the canal and bayou by itself. Within six months to
a year, we'll know how well it grows." If the project is
successful, a large meadow of seagrass could be available
within 3-5 years, Hunsicker said.
"It's just looking ahead. It's a win-win situation. We
provide a clean, safe-water environment in Perico Bayou,
and possibly help the port in the future," he said.
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the Commissioner events 10 a.m.-noon on Thurs-
days, June 7 and June 21, at Paradise Cafe, 3210
East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
At previous coffee events,
residents have shared their ideas
Ri- and concerns about flooding, city
docks, historic homes and the
proliferation of large short-term
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Anna Maria Island, Bradenton see 'real' turnaround
By Rick Catlin
For the first time since around 2006, there's good
news for Florida and the Sarasota-Bradenton real estate
markets, not just for Anna Maria Island.
Realtor.Com, the website for the national association
of real estate agents, said six of its top 10 turn-around
markets through April are in Florida, with the Sarasota-
Bradenton area ranked sixth on the list. The figures were
based on increases in sales and home values, the website
"The (Sarasota-Bradenton) market has seen list
prices increase 17 percent over (the) year and a decrease
of inventory of 32 percent," according to Realtor.Com.
However, the website cautioned that the local market
"still has a long way to go after losing more than 55 per-
cent of home values from 2006 to the second quarter of
2011 due to foreclosures."
But, as Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty, 5309
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and The Islander real estate
transaction reporter said, "The Island is different than the
It's not comparing "apples to apples," he said, more
like "oranges and apples."
He is pleased by the good news about the Sarasota-
Bradenton area, noting real estate sales on Anna Maria
Island began picking up about two years ago.
As sales have increased on the Island, so have prices,
For March 2012,39 single-family homes and condo-
miniums were sold on Anna Maria Island with an average
sale price of $440,201, Brisson said.
By comparison, 43 homes and condominiums
sold in March 2011, while the average sales price was
"Although the volume of sales didn't increase, the
prices jumped 10 percent, and I'd say the volume was
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set," said Brisson, who obtained his figures from the
Sarasota-Bradenton Multiple Listing Service.
"Overall, the Island market is very healthy right now,
with properties selling quickly and fairly close to the
asking price; inventory is stable and decreasing slightly,
and (mortgage) rates are at historic lows. I'd say every-
thing on the Island should follow this trend."
Brisson noted that the MLS figures do not include
homes sold by owner, and there were likely a few of those
sales on the Island in March.
real estate sales in the Bradenton market are making a
"I'm really glad the mainland is turning around. This
shows economic growth. It means people are looking, and
some of them will be looking on the Island," he said.
"Of course, Island property is not mainland prop-
erty," Brisson said, and prices are always higher on a
Gulfcoast island than its mainland counterpart.
And Island property has always been in demand.
Even when mainland properties weren't selling several
years ago, smart buyers jumped on Anna Maria Island
But Brisson was very happy to learn that mainland and found some very good bargains, Brisson said.
Rental tax sweep 'under consideration'
By Kathy Prucnell
"They're going to have one," Holmes Beach Com-
mission Chair David Zaccagnino said and he's said it
not once, but several times in recent months.
Zaccagnino is talking about a possible tax sweep
on Anna Maria Island by the Manatee County Tax Col-
lector's office. He and Anna Maria Commissioner Sue-
Lynn recently met with Susan Sinquefield of the resort
tax collections division of the tax office, and discussed a
A sweep is a door-to-door investigation by the Man-
atee County tax collector to look for short-term rental
property owners renting for six months or less not
paying the county's 5 percent tourist development resort
tax, also known as the bed tax.
Despite Zaccagnino's contention, Sinquefield only
will say a tax sweep on the Island is under consider-
"We're not actually working on one but it's pos-
sible this summer," she said.
Sinquefield said there's never been a sweep on the
Island, and the office does "one, maybe two a year."
The last one in Manatee County occurred in Febru-
ary, she said, and involved 1,400 townhomes, condos
and other homes in several subdivisions. She said, six
tax collectors in three teams of two, went door-to-door,
using the "chamber of commerce" approach.
"We make it very short," Sinquefield said of the inter-
action between residents and tax collectors.
"A lot of times people don't think of the tax collector
as particularly friendly. But that's our approach. We'll say
'we hope you're enjoying your stay,' and ask 'are you the
property owner?' and, if not, 'are you a renter?'"
After the field visits and a comparison with tax
records, if the office suspects an unpaid rental, Sinque-
field said, it will send warning letters to owners.
From the 1,400-parcel sweep in February, she said,
the office sent out 30 letters, seeking past years taxes
depending on information on prior year rentals.
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"We can go back in perpetuity if there's an intent to
defraud," she added.
What prompts the tax collector to do the sweeps?
"When something is presented," Sinquefield
answered, adding her sources have included meetings,
advertising and hotline tips.
Why the Island?
"The Island has recently become a hot bed of activ-
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and reports of two properties being rented where owners
may be paying tax on just one, she said.
"When we do our sweeps, the information is shared"
with the Florida Department of Revenue, she said.
The collector seeks anonymous tips on tax evaders,
with its hotline phone, 941-741-4809, or online at www.
The local-option tourist tax was first enacted in 1980
and, like sales tax, the tourist tax is protected from public
records law, according to the Manatee County Tax Col-
"If you' re renting your property out and not collect-
ing the tax along with the rent means you are breaking the
law," says Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. on his website.
"I am sure there are some property owners that
now find themselves in neighborhoods that have renters
coming and going and are not happy, and I am asking for
their help," he adds.
The bed tax funds the county's beach renourishment
projects on Anna Maria Island, the marketing budget of
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and
other projects in the area through the county's Tourist
A "collection allowance" of 2.5 percent on the com-
bined bed and sales tax collected a maximum of $30
per month is refunded to the owner when the tax is
remitted in a timely manner.
Penalties for non-compliance include a flat 10 per-
cent fine, plus a floating interest rate, Sinquefield said.
The current floating rate is 7 percent.
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Pauline Middleton Allis
Pauline Middleton Allis of Bradenton died recently. She
was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.
Mrs. Allis earned a degree at Hull University, and a
master's at University of Sheffield. She worked for the city
and later for a physician in the fight against child poverty,
abuse and sexual exploitation.
After marriage, she moved with her husband to Pitts-
burgh, and worked as a family therapist at Western Psychi-
atric Clinic and Hospital.
Following a move to Woonsocket, R.I., Mrs. Allis
became director of northern Rhode Island's visiting nurse
hospice program and became a professional speaker. She
also began a practice in coaching women. The practice con-
tinued and found focus in Holmes Beach at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, and Chapel Hill, N.C.
She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Annun-
ciation, Holmes Beach.
A private celebration of life will be held at a future date
at Church of Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Mrs. Allis is survived by her husband, the Rev. Park
Allis, retired Episcopal priest of Bradenton; son Ryan of
San Francisco; stepson Andrew of New York; father Donald
of West Yorkshire; and brothers Alan and Philip of West
Harold Sprague Sears
Harold Sprague Sears, 90, of Holmes Beach, died May
28. He was born July 28, 1921, in Rockland, Mass., and lived
in Hanover and Marshfield before moving to Florida in 1976.
He spent summers in Port Clyde, Maine, for many years.
Mr. Sears was a U.S. Navy salvage diver in World War
II. After returning from Europe, he was an instructor at the
U.S. Navy Diving School in New York. He was a member
of the U.S. Navy Salvage Divers Reunited and a life member
of the American Legion Kinney Melquist Post 34 in Ten-
ants Harbor, Maine. He recently was honored by the French
Government and inducted into the French Legion of Honor
as a "Chevalier" and awarded the French Legion of Honor
HAROLD SPRAGUE SEARS
HAROLD SPRAGUE SEARS, 90, of Holmes
Beach FL died May 28, 2012, Memorial Day. He
was born July 28, 1921, in Rockland MA and lived in
Hanover and Marshfield before moving to Florida in
1976. A resident of Holmes Beach, he summered in
Port Clyde ME for many years.
AU.S. Navy salvage diver in World War II, he was
the recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat "V" Medal,
Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, the American
and European Theaters of War Medal, 4 Battle Stars
for the African Campaign, Invasion of Sicily, Inva-
sion of Italy and the Invasion of Southern France and
several citations from the President and Commander
of the Fleet. After returning from Europe, he was and
instructor at the U.S. Navy Diving School at Pier 88,
NY. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Salvage Divers
Reunited and a life member of the American Legion
"Kinney Melquist" Post 34 in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
He recently was honored by the French government
and inducted into the French Legion of Honor as a
"Chevalier" and awarded the French Legion of Honor
A general contractor for over 60 years, owner/
president of Harold S Sears Co. Inc., Boston, MA, and
in Florida where he continued as a general contractor
well into his 80s.
An accomplished equestrian and a former member
of "The Hanover Hunt Club," where he met his wife,
Jean. Also an avid golfer and former member of Pem-
broke Country Club, MA, and El Conquistador Coun-
try Club and Key Royale Golf Club, FL, and Rockland
Golf Club, ME.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jean Lee
Sears; one son, Gregory P. Sears and his wife Wendy of
Scituate, Ma; three daughters, Amy Lee Fosciano and
her husband Mark, Sue Ann Tobias, both of Marshfield,
MA, Laura Beth Sears of Plymouth MA; seven grand-
children, Cortney Preston of Parrish, FL, Michael and
Matthew Conniff of CT and MA, Bryan and Taylor
Sears, Adam Ring and Karli Tobias, all of MA.; six
great grandchildren, Chase and Haley Preston, June
and Harrison Conniff and Jaxson and Rocco Conniff.
He is also survived by a sister, Claire Mulvaney.
No services are scheduled at this time. In his
memory, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice,
8355 26th Street West, Bradenton FL 34205, or Alzhi-
emers Association, 3277 A Fruitville Road, Sarasota
FL 34237. Good Earth Crematory is in charge.
Mr. Sears was a general contractor for more than 60
years, owner/president of Harold S. Sears Co. Inc. of Boston
He was an accomplished equestrian and a former
member of The Hanover Hunt Club. He also was a former
member of Pembroke Country Club, Maine, El Conquis-
tador Country Club of Bradenton, Rockland Golf Club in
Maine and Key Royale Club.
No services are planned. Memorial donations may be
made to Tidewell Hospice or Alzhiemers Association.
Mr. Sears is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jean
Lee; son Gregory P. and wife Wendy of Scituate, Mass.;
daughters Amy Lee Fosciano and husband Mark, and Sue
Ann Tobias, both of Marshfield, Mass., Laura Beth of Plym-
outh, Mass.; grandchildren Cortney Preston, Michael and
Matthew Conniff, Bryan and Taylor Sears, Adam Ring and
Karli Tobias.; great-grandchildren Chase and Haley Preston,
June and Harrison Conniff and Jaxson and Rocco Conniff;
and sister Claire Mulvaney.
Jacob Peter Wenzlick
Jacob Peter Wenzlick, 86, of Bradenton, died May 27.
He was born in Mason, Mich., and moved to Bradenton in
2004 from Saginaw, Mich.
Mr. Wenzlick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who
served during World War II in the Pacific. He retired from
the funeral service. He was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church and American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24.
Visitation was held May 31 at Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory-43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Mass
was celebrated June 1 at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach. A committal service with military honors
was held June 1 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Condolences for the family may be made online at www.
Mr. Wenzlick is survived by wife Helen; son Dennis
M. and wife Gloria of Melbourne, Fla.; brother Bernard and
wife Donna of Tawas City, Mich.; sisters Connie Warren of
Port Huron, Mich., and Betty Fogel of Chesaning, Mich.;
Antoinette Scanio was born to parents Maria
Rosa and Salvatore Infantone March 9, 1915, one of
five daughters. She was married to Bennie Scanio and
moved to Anna Maria in 1946 when the population
was under 500. Bennie discovered Anna Maria while
delivering for Pepsi. In that day, everyone knew Coca-
Cola, so Bennie made it a point to deliver his product
-- to the smaller islands in the Tampa
Bay area. During their engagement,
Antoinette often accompanied
Bennie with his deliveries.
I Once settled in Anna Maria,
they along with Antoinette's sister
Josephine and her husband Ernie
Cagnina, bought a small store that
became the IGA. It was extremely
difficult for the first few years and many nights they
would all work until 3 in the morning. Bennie would
make trips to Tampa to restock the shelves. World War
II was over but rationing continued and Antoinette
recalled ration lines outside the store. Oleo was in
high demand, as was pork and bacon. She would take
a pound of bacon and slice it up so it would serve more
than one family.
Her life revolved around her family and working
at the IGA. She knew everyone on the Island. She was
known for her cooking, specializing in her heritage,
Italian cuisine. Many women learned to cook meatballs
from her. In those days, to raise money for community
projects, Antoinette and Josephine would spend many
hours preparing renowned spaghetti for dinners at the
Anna Maria Community Hall, which is now home to
the Island Players.
Antoinette was an excellent seamstress who loved
sewing beautiful dresses for her daughters. Her person-
ality was of a quiet nature, although she was known for
her community involvement and was an active member
of the Anna Maria Elementary School PTA. She was a
member of Roser Memorial Community Church. She
did not sing with the choir, but appreciated music of all
kinds. Even in her later years, she recalled and enjoyed
music of all kinds, especially ballads of the 1940s and
'50s, and was a fan of Elvis Presley.
The loss of Antoinette represents the end of an era,
one of the last of Anna Maria's pioneers. She will be
remembered for her kind manner and love of family,
friends and of course her dear Anna Maria Island.
A memorial was held May 19 at Roser Church,
where her family and friends were able to say good-
grandchildren Shawn and wife Wendy and Kelly; and great-
grandchildren A.J. and Shannon.
Michael Snyder, 62, of Holmes Beach, died May 25.
Mr. Snyder served in the U.S. Army National Guard
and was retired from Unilever as IT project manager.
Services were held May 29 in Dover, N.J. J.L. Apter
Memorial Chapel of Dover was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior
Mr. Snyder is survived by wife Melissa, son Mathew
and wife Beth Rotenberg, daughter Holly, and brother
Michael Snyder, 62, of Holmes Beach died May 25.
Graveside services were held May 29 at the Dover Mt.
Sinai Cemetery in Dover. Mr. Snyder, was a retired IT
project manager for Unilever and a U.S. Army National
Guardsman. He is survived by wife Melissa, son Mat-
thew Snyder and wife Beth Rotenberg of Randolph,
daughter Holly Snyder, brother Robert Snyder and was
predeceased by his brother, David. The family would
appreciate donations to the Wounded Warrior project.
For shiva details, please, call J.L.Apter Memorial
Chapels of Dover at 973-366-1700.
Pauline Middleton Allis
Pauline Middleton Allis died recently of a cancer-
ous brain tumor in Bradenton, FL and entered eternal
life. She is the spouse of Fr. Park Allis of Bradenton,
mother of Ryan Allis of San Francisco, and stepparent
of Andrew Allis of New York.
Ms. Allis was born in the town of Halifax, West
Yorkshire, England to Donald and Jean Middleton. Her
brothers are Alan and Philip who along with Donald
continue to live in West Yorkshire; Jean preceded Pauline
Pauline initially graduated from Brighouse Girls
Grammar School before moving on to Hull Univer-
sity where she earned a First Honours Degree, the first
granted in a fourteen year period. She preceded to the
University of Sheffield where she earned a Masters
Degree in Social Work and worked for the City and later
for Dr. Bernardo's to fight against child poverty, abuse,
and sexual exploitation.
In 1978 she briefly met The Rev. Dr. Park Allis who
was studying inner city ministry at the Urban Theology
Unit in Sheffield. On a later trip to the US, Pauline and
Park rekindled their relationship and five months later
married at Sheffield's Cathedral. They renewed their
marriage vows a month later at Valley Forge Chapel in
Pennsylvania with his family and her eight year old new
stepson serving as best man to his father. Their marriage
has been an exciting and miraculous time of thirty-three
years. She lived life fully, taught others to follow their
bliss, and knew 'how to pack for the trip.'
The Allis's moved to Pittsburgh, PA, the follow-
ing month where Pauline worked as a Family Therapist
at Western Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital. Her spe-
cial interests were families in which children had been
diagnosed with autism. She entered Ph.D studies at The
University of Pittsburgh but eventually chose with her
husband to have a child. Two years later son Ryan was
Subsequently the family moved to Woonsocket,
RI, where Pauline became Director of Northern Rhode
Island's Visiting Nurse hospice program and became a
professional speaker. She was honored by being named
to the national publication of "Who's Who in Public
Speaking" and spoke to local, national, and international
groups. At that time she was greatly moved by fellow
speakers and authors such as Depak Chopra, Bernie
Seigel, and Herbert Benson. She additionally became
progressively sensitive to needs of women seeking pro-
fessional growth and began a practice in profession-
ally coaching women. This practice continued for her
remaining professional life and found focus in Holmes
Beach through the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and Chapel Hill, NC, during the years of 1995 2010.
Her husband, a retired Episcopal priest, continues
to live in Bradenton, her son Ryan is an entreprenuer in
San Francisco who works with the United Nations Foun-
dation to eliminate extreme world poverty; her stepson
Andrew is an improve actor with Castillo Theater in New
York where he additionally trains inner city children in
the art of acting and self expression.
Her greatest earthly goods were her UK passport,
her library cards and her wedding ring. Each opened the
vistas of life for her. A private celebration of life will be
conducted at a future date and will be held in conjunc-
tion with the Church of Annunciation at Holmes Beach
where Pauline is a member.
20 0 JUNE 6, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
TS Beryl temporarily slows Island sea turtle nesting
By Mark Young
What a difference a coast makes.
Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall along the Flor-
ida northeast coast at Jacksonville Beach May 28. While
Anna Maria Island never felt the direct effects of Beryl,
the storm sent outer bands of wind and rain westward,
churning over the Gulf of Mexico, sending rough waves
and high water to the western shore of AMI.
The result was a significant increase in wave action
on the Gulf side of AMI May 29, and a surge strong
enough during high tide to force the relocation of one sea
turtle nest, according to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox.
Fox reported the nest near 31st Street in Holmes
Beach to be flooded by the high surf, but it was success-
fully relocated away from the water.
Sea turtle eggs are permeable, and the developing
hatchlings can drown if the nest is under water for a long
period of time. Fox said AMITW volunteers reported the
nest was under water at one point, but believed the prob-
lem was discovered in time to save the hatchlings.
While waves crashed hard on the Gulf side of AMI,
the Tampa Bay side of the Island enjoyed a serene May 29
morning with offshore winds sweeping across the Island
from the west.
As of June 1, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting:
Documented turtle nests: 60
Number of false crawls: 55
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 0
The Islander joined up with new AMITW volunteers,
Tonya and Dirk May, mother and son, and Mary Walsh,
From left, cousins Savanna and Grant Holsman, Cody
Hinkle and Bob Boyd, all of Kansas, look on as Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch and '.... / ,.. J Monitor-
ing volunteer Summer Sines and Ed Sterba relocate a
nest near 31st Street in Holmes Beach. Endangered by
high surf caused by Tropical Storm Beryl, the nest was
moved further up the beach and away from the water.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzi Fox
who every Tuesday patrols the bayside beach of Anna
Maria between the Anna Maria City Pier and Rod & Reel
The first year volunteers, who recently moved to Bra-
denton from Las Vegas, discovered their first nest May
22. The May 29 beach walk was less eventful, but didn't
sway the excitement of the walk and the unpredictability
of nesting sea turtles.
"It's so exciting being a part of this," said Tonya, who
said she volunteered in Las Vegas with a similar program
to rescue desert tortoises. "We never saw anm ihing like a
sea turtle nest until last week."
Tonya said, at first, she didn't believe she actually
found a real crawl, which ultimately led to the discovery
of her first nest.
"I had to wonder if it was real," she said. "I wondered
if it was something like a crop circle where someone
came out and made it."
Real it was, however, and something of a rarity on
the bayfront in Anna Maria, which only averages about
a dozen nests a year, according to Walsh.
"It was exciting to find the nest, and especially to
see the eggs," said 10-year-old Dirk, of his May 22 find,
which caused him to be late to school that day.
"But he had a good excuse," said Tonya. 'The teacher
and his classmates were all very excited to hear all the
Whether the volunteers are new or experienced, the
excitement of nesting season always runs high, but the
time of year also has arrived where you don't have to be
a volunteer to participate in the fun.
Fox said the annual turtle tours, including an educa-
tional talk, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, now are being held at 7 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting.
To take part in the free turtle tours, call AMITW
volunteer Claudia Wiseman at 248-982-5600 for a res-
and /is.... /,,' /
May and son
Dirk, 10, study
to be a possible
sea turtle crawl
May 29 on the
shore on Anna
Dirk May, 10,
marks a sea
turtle nest site
found by he and
his mom, Tonya
May, May 22,
in Anna Maria.
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Inaugural night market sparks up Bridge Street
By Mark Young V-
Islander Reporter iAHlf0 t 14 1, The
The Island-style music of local musician Kyle Shell C er ,esaar owners
drifted across Bridge Street, ooingly inviting three and staff
generations of a family, who danced their way to the of Cabana
Bridge Street Market to enjoy the sounds. Banana,
Meanwhile, locals and visitors alike enjoyed hand- 103 Gulf
made crafts and gourmet delights offered by local restau- Drive,
rants and a variety of market vendors. The sights, smells dBradenton
and sounds of the evening were all part of the June 2 Beach,
inaugural Bridge Street night market. provides
Bridge Street market manager Melissa Enders food
reported a very good year for vendors and Bridge samples to
Street businesses during the weekly Sunday market, youngsters
which saw its season end last month. With positive during
results for all, Enders envisioned the night market to _the June
continue that trend, but admitted she wasn't sure how 2 Bridge
well it would work. - Street
"We haven't done this before, so you never know night
how something new is going to work," said Enders. "All market.
you can do is organize it and hope people come."i."
The market opened at 5 p.m. and one vendor reported
customers were already showing up as vendors began
setting up at 4 p.m.
"So I'm really happy at the number of people who
have come out," said Enders. "It's not packed with evening."
people, but there has been a steady flow throughout the Vendors are used to hearing the term of "I'll be I ,
back later" as customers do a lot of looking, sometimes
returning, sometimes not. One vendor called them "the
be-backers," but said the Bridge Street Market is unique
in that people who say they will be back actually come
4 Marketgoers were treated to a variety of wares,
Including that of gallery owners, Julia Lombardo and
S. . Shari Urbano of Artful Eyeland, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Lombardo recycles CDs and DVDs,
-fr transforming them into jewelry. Lombardo and Urbano
have been joined recently by master photographer Gayden
Island Time Bar & Grill, Bridge Street Bistro and
Banana Cabana were on hand to provide samples of
their cuisine, while Segway enthusiasts competed on an
Another booth featured canine adoptions by Moon-
Racer No Kill Rescue. While several people showed
interestret in "Champ," according to MoonRacer owner
Sand Islander newspaper office manager Lisa Williams,
he wasn't adopted. She did, however, sign up a cat foster
All in all, Enders said the first night market was a
success and she looks forward to the next event, which
is from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 16.
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AME says goodbye to 2 senior teachers, custodian
By Kathy Prucnell
Kathy Granstad, Maureen Loveland and Shirley
Beard will soon retire after decades of kid-filled days at
Anna Maria Elementary School.
Granstad came to the school as an art teacher, finding
out about the "true community" school from her sister,
Loveland, who already was teaching at AME.
She said members of the Island community are
"heavily invested," contributing time, money and ideas
to the school's special programs and projects.
"I've loved the fact that it's a community school,"
she said. "It's the children you miss most of all."
When the older kids come back to visit, she says, she
feels rewarded for imparting knowledge. "They're going
to be our new citizens, and our caregivers."
As for what's next for Granstad, she's not sure how
she'll be able to adjust from the fast-paced, multi-tasking
job of a grade-school teacher. But, she said, she knows
she wants to travel.
"I kind of have wanderlust," she said. She wants to
take art classes, spend more time with her family, and is
"looking forward to traveling overseas and seeing more
of the United States."
Unlike her sister, Loveland describes herself as a
"home body," and just looks forward to spending more
time with family.
Both said they hope to become volunteers at
Loveland started as a kindergarten teacher 30 years
ago. She notes the curriculum has become more difficult
over the years, and has made adjustments. But, her love
for the children at that age remained the same.
"I just love the age level," she said. "The students'
hearts are so open and their minds are so open. I love their
Sn, i'., their imagination, and their passion for learn-
"People don't realize how smart they are.
"I'm going to miss them very much," she said. But,
she also looks forward to spending more time with her
grandchildren, now ages 4 and 6.
Like Loveland and Granstad, Beard came to AME
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Beard said she started as a regular custodian 18 years
ago and, several years back, became head custodian.
"I'm happy to be able to retire," said Beard. "But like
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What's next for Beard?
Similar to Loveland and Granstad, who want to spend
time with family, Beard, too, mentioned family. She said
her sister from Georgia also is retiring and coming to
Bradenton to live. She hopes to spend time with her sister,
as well as caring for an elderly friend.
And her three children, who also live in Bradenton,
have plans for her. "There's a job list for me with my
grandchildren," she said.
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her overseas pen-pal class project before her retire-
ment from Anna Maria Elementary School. Gran-
stad started teaching art in 1978 in Manatee County
Kathy Granstad watches her third-grade class on the
playground May 31 at Anna Maria Elementary School
which, she said, is one of only two waterfront elemen-
tary schools in the state.
June 7, Students last day, early release 1:15.
Have a great summer kids!
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24 0 JUNE 6, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Center adult soccer, roundball head to playoffs
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's adult
coed soccer playoffs started May 31 with four opening-
round games. Second-round action will take place June
7 with the Island Cup champion to be crowned June
The first playoff game saw top-seed Slim's Place
edge eighth-seed Agnelli Pool & Spas by a 1-0 score.
Sean Sanders notched the lone goal for Slim's, which
also received four saves in goal from Adam Mott in the
The second game of the evening saw seventh-seed
Pink & Navy upset second-seed Island Pest Control by
a 3-2 score. Scott Pardue, Anthony Rasulo and Damir
Glavin each notched single goals, while Scott Rudacille
finished with nine saves in the victory.
Adam Bujarski scored two goals to lead Island Pest
Control, which received six saves from Blair Schlossberg
in the loss.
Don Meilner & Son Construction rolled past Best
Buy 5-1 to advance to the second round behind two
goals and an assist from Tim Tidesco and a pair of
goals from Stephen Perry. Matt Plummer added one
goal for Meilner, which also received an assist from
Lindsey Weaver and six saves from Nate Talucci in the
Josh Petitt notched the lone goal for Best Buy, while
Pedro Gonzalez added 10 saves in the loss.
The best match of the evening saw Florida Discount
Signs edge Wash Family Construction 4-2 in penalty
kicks. Daniel Anderson and Hampton Harrison each
notched a goal in regulation play for Discount Signs,
while Norman Fleet and Austin Wash scored for WFC
in the 2-2 post- regulation tie.
B.J. Grant, Harrison, Jared Powell and Anderson
converted on their penalty kicks to give them the shoo-
tout victory, while WFC managed to score only two of
its four kicks.
Adult basketball standings tighten up
The BeachHouse Restaurant edged Gator Man Pools
65-61 May 29 to pull to within a half game of first place
in the adult coed basketball league at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Bowes Imaging Center moved
up a spot into third place by defeating B.Y. Construction
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BeachHouse overcame Gator Man Pools behind
an outstanding individual performance from Antwan
Jackson, who finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds and
seven assists. Brandon Kern added 21 points, including
six 3-pointers, while Ian Fetters and Kyle Stopa each
finished with 4 points.
Aaron Duduks led Gator Man Pools with 28 points,
nine rebounds and five assists, while Sean Hubbard added
13 points and 11 rebounds. Gator Man Pools also received
9 points from Evan Wolfe in the loss.
The Feast defeated Beach to Bay 50-45 behind 13
points apiece from Jonathan Moss and Matt Morgan.
Morgan also added a team-high nine rebounds for Feast,
which also received 11 points and five rebounds from
Ryan Moss in the victory.
Richard Atkins scored 16 points and grabbed 10
rebounds and Scott Eason added 11 points to lead Beach
to Bay, which also received 8 points and 12 rebounds
from Adam Mott in the loss.
Bowes Imaging defeated B.Y. Construction 53-44
behind 17 points from Tyler Bekkerus and 16 points and
five rebounds from Jason Mickan. Mike Hanes added 12
points for Bowes Imaging in the victory.
Matt Ray scored 25 points and grabbed eight
rebounds to lead B.Y., which also received 9 points and
seven rebounds from Evin Austin in the loss.
The Beach House rolled past the Sun 66-46 May 29
in the final adult basketball game of the evening. Bran-
don Kern hit four 3-pointers on the way to a 20 point, 14
rebound performance, while Antwan Jackson added 21
points and 14 rebounds of his own to lead BeachHouse.
Adam Bujarski finished with 12 points to round out the
Matt Dwyer led the Sun with 22 points and five
rebounds, while Jim Lynch added 9 points and four
rebounds in the loss.
Surf camps planned
West Coast Surf Shop will be hosting three weeks
of one-week surf camps starting July 9, July 16 and July
The camps run 9 a.m. to noon weekdays and the cost
is $175 per person. With 11 instructors, participants are
ensured of both safety and plenty of one-on-one instruc-
Participants will learn the basics of surfing, including
paddling skills, how to stand up and catch a wave and
Each week's camp is limited to the 25 participants.
To register, call the Surf Shop at 941-778-1001.
Sign up now for center soccer
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seek-
ing players for its summer youth indoor soccer league.
Games will be played Monday-Saturday excluding
Tuesday in the air-conditioned center gym.
Registration is $75 for center members, $105 for non-
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Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club played a low-net-in-
flight golf match May 29. Sue Hookem carded a 3-under-
par 29 to grab a one-shot victory in Flight A over Helen
Pollock, Nancy King and Meredith Slavin, who finished
in a three-way tie for second place.
Sally Keyes fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place
in Flight B. Joyce Brown was one shot back in second
place, while Joyce Lathrop was alone in third with a
Christina Mason and Joyce Lathrop each had chipins
on the day.
Two teams advanced to the knockout round during
June 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits. The team of Sam Samuels and John John-
son, buoyed by a six-pack a double ringer from
Samuels, rolled to a 21-4 victory over Ron Pepka and
The May 30 games also saw only two teams advance
with the required three victories, leaving walker Sam
Samuels to battle the Disbrow brothers, Jay and Jerry.
Samuels "walked" past the Disbrows by a score of 22-16
to earn the day's bl'_in_' rights.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
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Rod, reel, hook, line essential to tarpon angling
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Due to strong west winds caused by Tropical Storm
Beryl, access to the tarpon bite was limited last week.
But, don't be discouraged, the tarpon are still here,
and the winds have subsided. Soon you'll be able to look
out in the Gulf of Mexico and see 20 boats all clumped
together on the horizon- all hooking up with tarpon.
The same applies around Bean Point in Tampa Bay at
the north end of Anna Maria Island.
This week's focus is the kind of tackle needed to
tango with a silver king.
Let's start off with rod selection. When shopping for
a spinning rod for tarpon, you want to take a few things
into consideration. Most of the time, you'll be using live
bait, so you'll want a rod that casts well. Something with
a fast tip is a good choice. Next, you have to decide if
you want a rod that can whip a fish in 15 minutes, or
whether you're willing to battle a fish for an hour or more.
This being said, the lighter the rod rating, the longer the
fight. Lastly, tarpon rods generally range from 8-10 feet
in length, so you need to pick a rod that you are comfort-
able casting and also one that isn't too heavy for you to
work for a long time.
On my charters, I like to use an 8-foot Star Stellar lite
spinning rod. It has a rating of 15- to 30-pound test line
and will throw up to a 3-ounce lure. These rods feature
a cork handle with a large foregrip and a long butt. The
large foregrip is helpful in fighting a fish, and the long
butt aids in casting and leverage in a tarpon fight. Overall,
these rods are very strong and lightweight, too.
Other 8-foot rods suitable for tarpon include the
8-foot St. Croix Tidemaster and Avid. Shimano features
an extra-heavy 8-foot rod in its Teramar series, which
is suitable to battle the silver king. And Crowder Rods
features an 8-foot rod that will do the job in its Sportsman
If you' re comfortable using a 9-foot rod, Crowder
makes two that are designed specifically for tarpon. One
is the 9-foot Crowder E Series fiberglass rod, and the
other is a custom tarpon rod made exclusively for Island
Discount Tackle in Holmes Beach. The E series rod has a
15-30 or a 20-40 line-class rating. It's made from a fiber-
glass blank and has foam grips with a Fuji reel seat. This
rod is fairly heavy in weight, but is sufficient to fight and
land big tarpon in short order. The custom rod is a 9-foot
graphite with a cork handle and a Fuji reel seat. This rod
has a 20- to 40-pound line-class rating. The benefit of this
rod is the graphite. It's lighter and stronger. Also, this rod
features a fast tip and Fuji K-guides, which aid in casting.
This rod is suitable to fight and land big tarpon.
Now, let's talk about spinning reels to pair with your
rod. There are a number of reels suitable for the job,
depending on your budget. In the "reel world," the higher
the cost, the better the performance.
Let's start with Penn reels. Penn is acknowledged as
the most popular saltwater spinning reel, and for good
reason. They're strong, reliable and easy to work on and
are made for saltwater fishing. The reels I recommend
for tarpon are the Conquer 8000, Battle 8000, Slammer
760, Penn Torque, and in the SSM Series, either the 850
SSM or 950 SSM. All of these reels are highly durable,
feature a large spool for packing plenty of line and are
Robert Sexton of Anna Maria and Orlando hooks
up with a 140-pound tarpon off the beaches of Anna
Maria while on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle.
designed to withstand the pressure of catching big fish.
Shimano makes a few reels worthy of fishing a silver
king. You want to get the 10,000 size or bigger to get
the job done. The first choice is a Stella. Other models
include the Saragosa, Thunnus Bait Runner and Spheros.
All of these reels feature the Shimano smoothness, as
well as the strength and power to battle big fish.
Other brands of spinning reels popular in our area
include the Fin Nor offshore reel, Van Staal reels and the
Quantum Cabo 60. Again, all these big reels will do the
job, depending on how much you want to spend.
Now that you've got a tarpon combo, it's time to
add line, leader and hooks. For line, 50- to 65-pound
braid is best. Remember, you want something strong, but
you have to be able to cast it, too. You need to pack on
250-300 yards of braid on your reel, so plan accordingly.
PowerPro and Berkley Fireline are popular brands.
When picking out leader, always put on fluorocar-
bon over straight mono. Fluorocarbon disappears in the
water, which helps when the fish are being finicky. It's
best to start with at least 50-pound test, although you
can go higher or lower depending on your preference.
Generally, when tying your leader on, make it the length
of the rod and use a line-to-line knot to make the connec-
tion. You can use a double uni-knot or Bimini twist to an
Lastly, let's go over hook selection. You can use
circle hooks or J-hooks, depending on your preference.
Good sizes for both start at 5/0 hook and go up to an 8/0.
Remember, there's going to be a lot of pressure on these
hooks, so pick a strong one. Owner makes a number of
reputable hooks. You may still break one occasionally,
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Happy hunting and don't forget to be considerate of
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Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says pier fishers
using live shrimp are catching a variety of species. Drop-
ping live shrimp under the pier, fishers are catching black
drum, sheepshead and redfish. For the reds, live shiners
also are getting the bite.
If you're an early riser, you can catch the Spanish
mackerel bite at sunrise. Pier fishers using small white
jigs are catching mackerel in the 18-inch range. Remem-
ber to carry an ample amount of jigs you're sure to
get cut off by the mack's sharp teeth. You can use as little
as 30-pound fluorocarbon for leader, although 50-pound
will work when the fish are biting.
On a final note, Malfese says pier fishers are awaiting
the arrival of mangrove snapper. "We' re seeing the hatch
bait show up," says Malfese, whichh generally signals the
arrival of the mangoes."
To target these tasty fish, you'll want to use some
20-pound fluorocarbon tied to a No. 2 live-bait hook.
Pinch on a split-shot about 12 inches from the hook and
bait up with a small shiner or live shrimp. Little pieces
of frozen sardine will work, too.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says the
tarpon craze was in full force up until the west wind
started blowing from Tropical Storm Beryl. Anglers were
hooking up silver kings around the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge, in the passes north and south of Anna Maria
Island and in the Gulf of Mexico within a mile of the
For bait, a variety of presentations are producing.
When targeting tarpon on the move, live baits such as
threadfin herring, shiners, pinfish and crabs are working.
While the fish are staged up in the passes, under the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge or on the beaches, dead baits, such as
threadfin herring or large menhaden (shad), work well.
Pier fishers frequenting the tackle shop are reporting
a decent Spanish mackerel bite at both piers at the north
end of Anna Maria. Small white jigs, such as crappie
jigs or speck rigs, are the lure of choice, although silver
spoons will suffice. Average size of the macks caught is
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Finally, flats fishers are still reporting good numbers
of spotted seatrout, especially fish more than 20 inches
in length. Whether fishing live bait or artificial, seatrout
are finding their way to the hook. For live bait, shiners
or live shrimp under a cork are working. For artificial,
Keyes suggests using suspending twitch baits, such as
the MirrOlure MirrOdine.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters
says the wind played a major role in dictating where he
took charters this past week.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Howard fished the
inshore areas of Tampa Bay and had success with spot-
ted seatrout and some slot-sized catch-and-release snook.
Shiners were Howard's bait of choice.
The heat of the summer drove the spotted seatrout
from shallow water into water 4-10 feet deep. Howard
suggests looking for grass beds to find schools of these
Snook are getting ready to spawn and making their
move to the beaches and passes. Howard was able to
catch and release two fish in the 30-inch-plus club.
On Thursday, as the winds died down, Howard took
daughter Sarah Howard and sister, Cindy McClure, out
for a morning of tarpon fishing. "The fish were on a chew
and we were able to put seven silver kings in the air and
released three," Howard said.
"Remember to put maximum pressure on these fish
with your rod and reel combo to ensure a quick battle and
successful release," Howard adds.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing bonito and Span-
ish mackerel dominate the bite. Pier fishers using fresh-
cut greenbacks under a popping cork are catching Spanish
mackerel in the 20-inch range. For the bonito, the same
technique is working, or, he says, you can cast small
white jigs or silver spoons to get the bite.
Pier fishers using live shrimp are having good results
bottom fishing under and around the structure. Flounder
in the 18-inch range are being reeled up daily. For good
results, Medley says to try casting toward the artificial
reefs around the pier and slowly drag your shrimp along
the bottom. Sometimes when the flounder hit, you may
only feel a little resistance, so it may take a few tries
before you get the knack.
If you fish around the pilings of the pier with shrimp,
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there's a good chance you'll hook a pompano. You can
also use a Love's lures pompano jig to catch these golden
Last, but not least, tarpon are still being caught
around the pier and near the main span of the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Live pinfish, threadfin herring and shin-
ers are working for bait.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing tarpon on the beach.
"Up until Monday, we were catching up to 10 tarpon
per day," says Girle. "With an average of two to four
being brought to the boat. Our bi p'I fish came in at
175 pounds," he added.
Girle is using live crabs, threadfin herring or shiners
to hook up the silver kings. For liiiii. Girle says he
likes to use 50-pound braided line tied to a 5/0 J hook.
Girle is fishing the backwaters of Sarasota Bay and
in the Intracoastal Waterway for spotted seatrout, redfish
and snook. Girle is using live shiners for bait and free-
lining them behind the boat to get the bite.
On a final note, Bill Partridge of Anna Maria and
Sarasota says the tarpon are so thick, they're jumping
into the boat. He came by The Islander office last week
to report he boated the catch of the week ... year ...
Partridge said he was fishing offshore of the Sandbar
Restaurant with a friend when a tarpon leaped from the
water, hit him in the back of the head, and landed on the
boat deck. They estimated it to be 160 pounds before
returning it to the water. What a tale!
Send fishing reports to fish @islander.org.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Manny Fernandez
fished the beach at the three piers in Bradenton Beach
with lots of success. Fernandez reports trout, snook,
ladyfish, flounder, jacks and sheepshead as well as
giant greenbacks were everywhere. Fernandez used a
DOA shrimp to catch all the species a hookup on
every cast in the early mornings and late afternoons.
For this week's AMICC
sports schedules, visit
sports online at www.
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R U ready for boot camp
Island Fitness Anna Maria, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, adjacent to the Eat Here restaurant, begins its
annual Hard Core Boot Camp 7:30 a.m. Friday, June
The boot camp sessions are 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six weeks.
Island Fitness owner Brenda Canning said the boot
camp is done in a "friendly and supportive team envi-
ronment" that elevates the camp experience from solo
training to a team effort.
The challenge of boot camp is rewarding to the par-
ticipants Canning said, boosting not just the body but the
mind and spirit.
Canning said space is limited and the deadline to sign
up is June 11. Boot camp lasts six weeks, she said.
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Outdoor dining in paradise
Outdoor dining at the Bridge Street Bistro, 100 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach, has become extremely popular,
especially with the recent warm weather. The restau-
rant also serves lunch and dinner upstairs. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Those enrolled in boot camp will receive coaching,
nutritional counseling, membership and a T-shirt.
For more information, call 941-778-5200.
Radio makes name change
Radio station WAMi is now AMI radio at 1700 AM
on the radio dial, said co-owner Robert Herman.
Herman dropped the "W" to avoid any conflict with
an AM station that has the WAMI call sign, he said.
AMI radio began live broadcasting Monday, May
28, with the weekday Tim "Hammer" Thompson show.
The Internet broadcast of AMI radio remains at www.
wamiradio.com, Herman said.
Plans call for an application for a Federal Communi-
cations Commission broadcast license onAM radio. That
should coincide, Herman said, with a permit application
for an antenna atop the station at 105 Bridge St., Bra-
denton Beach, to increase broadcast range. The station's
broadcast range is now about 50 feet to 2 miles.
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Herman said the FCC will issue the station a
random call sign, when the station's license application
is approved, but show hosts and guests plan to refer to
the station as "AMI radio" as much as possible.
The station's musical genre is limited to original
material by local musicians. The collection of musicians
on the station have waived royalty payments in exchange
for broadcast time.
For more information, call 941-524-5207.
Chamber to host lunch,
The monthly networking luncheon of the Anna Mafia
Island Chamber of Commerce will be 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6, at Eat Here, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. Reservations are required for the
The chamber's monthly sunrise breakfast will be
7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Kozy Kitchen,
5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. Reservations are required.
To make reservations, call 941-778-1541.
Coffee club features
The Community Coffee Club, hosted by financial
advisor Danny Wood of Edward Jones, Holmes Beach,
will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the Divine Caffee,
3226 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations are not required and the coffee club is
open to the public.
For more information, call 941-779-2499.
Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island
or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bra-
denton? How about new owners or an award-winning
staff member? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail
Dustinm Fatkowski, leJt, and Island F witness Anna
Maria owner Brenda Canning will be among the team
coaches for a six-week training boot camp beginning
June 15 at the fitness club. Islander Photo: Toni Lyon
For professional real
estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
at Mike Norman Realty,
FLORIDA DREAMS REALTY
5358 Gull Drive HoIolme1 BechFL 34217
$375,000. Fabulous, newly painted, 3BR/2BA, lakefront,
pool home in Perico Isles. Only minutes from Florida's
most beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Many
upgrades in March 2012, new pool heater,, new pool
cage, new hardwood floors, new washer-dryer, 5 new
TVs, new ceiling fans, new furniture in every room and
new dishes in kitchen, all included. Maintenance-free
community offers gym, tennis courts, pool and club-
house. Enjoy nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking
trails, fishing and kayaking. Call today, 941-447-1506.
HAQOLD SMALL REALTOR.
Office: (941) 778-2246 (941) 792- 8628
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
7781345 Hauling tree trimming
11Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Full Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
a Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
SI References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
ort z Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
l-- KING7 Bed: A bargain!
Kir- ii i i Ku ,,, Fill & Twin,
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PROFESSIONAL CHAUFFEUR AT TAXI PRICES
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Design Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc.
Custom Building Contractor
& Build New Homes, Decks, Porches
License #RR0066450 Additions and Renovations
Call Office 941-795-1947 Cell 941-462-2792
MOTION SENSOR SECURITY lights. Battery
powered. No wiring. Bright LEDs. $12-$50. Power
failure three-unit kit, $75. New, weatherproof. Call
for demo. Jeff's Security Lights, 941-794-1469.
EUREKA VICTORY VACUUM cleaner: 12-amp
power, $20. Two antique metal floor lamps, $10
CELL PHONES: TWO VERIZON LG with char-
gers and manuals, $20. Call Marion, 941-761-
CLOCK: COLLECTIBLE GE Telechron "The
Airlux" #7HA141, post war, $25. Call Marion,
ROUND PATIO PVC-pipe table with four chairs,
$30 or best offer. 941-567-4203.
COMPUTER MONITOR: Sharp LCD flat panel,
VGA & DVI inputs, $40. 941-756-6728.
TWO SCOTT'S 2000 FERTILIZER spreaders,
hold 8,500 sf, $15, or broadcast spreader, holds
10,000 sf, $15. 941-779-2801.
BOAT DOCK MOORING fiber pole whip system.
Was $160 new, asking $59. 941-778-3920.
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 office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
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 email@example.com, fax toll-
free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
LOST CAT: DARK grey tabby, lost in area of
Holmes Beach Business Center. Has a chip,
responds to whistling. Call 941-778-3360.
FOUND: BLACK-AND-white male cat, young, not
neutered. Found 57th Street, Holmes Beach. Call
FOUND: RING, 22nd Street and Avenue B, Bra-
denton Beach. Call 970-209-0167.
ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes,
certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage
drying). Personal service for you and your loved
ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for
appointments, 941-778-1202. Holmes Beach.
TERRIFIC DOG FOR adoption! 1.5 year old lab/
pit mix. Gorgeous brindle, sweet disposition,
excellent companion. Neutered, up to date on
shots, chipped. 941-896-6701.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June
8. 404 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Sofa, leather
recliner, shell display coffee table, hand painted
buffet, dinette, chair and ottoman, queen bed,
chest, armoire, refrigerators, lamps, rocker, sofa
bed, kitchenware, linens, decorative accessories.
Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers
given out at 8 a.m.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
Windows & Doors
ATTrN: AREA BUSINESSES:
Need computer help? If I don't have your
answers, I know someone who will. Start
to finish, network setup, printer help, and
continuing support... Give me a call.
-$SOt1$olu1t11U S business network / computer solutions
Socko Pearson, 941-799-1169, firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Look for the blue
button to order
shop photos online at www.islander.org
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OPEN-AIR MARKET: 8 a.m.-? Sunday, June 10.
5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday, June 8-9. Entire house, plus children and
baby items. 608 Fern St., Anna Maria.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
DOCKSIDE PONTOON RENTAL: Professional
boat-sitting. 'Always be water-ready.' Call Dan,
over 40 years in the boat business. 941-518-
SEADUCED WATERCRAFT ADVENTURES: Pon-
toon and deck boat rentals from $99, sunset sail-
ing, $39/person. Tours, nature, Passage Key,
Egmont Key. Yacht tours, Egmont Key and off-
shore. Yacht rentals, 28-foot Carver available for
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great
for fishing-stand on the side without tipping,
go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for
anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001
25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor
with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,
SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAN FOR Roser Church.
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Hours: 8 a.m-12: 30
p.m. Sunday mornings. May drive church van,
open/lock doors to buildings, check for clean-
liness of rest rooms/buildings, hours may vary
Monday-Friday to work with custodian on proj-
ects, substitute for custodian when on vacation/
leave. Will train. $15/hour. Mail resumes to: Sub-
stitute custodian, Roser Church, P.O. Box 247,
Anna Maria FL 34216 or e-mail resume to: info@
NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and bou-
tique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments
down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustwor-
thy, fun and reliable 17-year old. Own transporta-
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5
hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30
p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.
CAREGIVER: KIND AND patient senior care at
reasonable rates. Home Health and CPR certi-
fied, excellent references. Call Gayle, 941-704-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
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.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
ISLAND PRESSURE WASHERS: Professional,
reasonable and reliable. Call Bill or Clint for free
RETIRED CHICAGO POLICE officer will drive
your car north or south. 941-746-5651.
I CLASSIFIED AD ORDER
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 week's paper.
Run issue date(s)
or TFN start date:
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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
CELL (941) 920-0282
4009 Manatee Ave. W.
CALL THE ISLAND'S FINEST...
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Credit card payment: 1 1 No.
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Your e-mail for renewal reminder:
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-Billing address zip code
Web site: www.islander.org
5404 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 3421 7
Fax toll free: 1-866-362-9821
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, :.:I I.i'i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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a: 1:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima
Call Dan, 941-713-3108
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
airports shops dining
Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants,
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. y
Call Junior, 807-1015 -"
S HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecque *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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HOUSE BEAUTIFUL: RESIDENTIAL cleaning.
Insured. References. Hourly rates. Call Gayle,
CAREGIVER FOR THE ELDERLY: Bathe, cook,
shop, appointments, light cleaning. Four hours
or more. Top references, 28 years experience.
Have family that can also help. Call Diana, 941 -
LOOKING FOR A babysitter, petsitter or hous-
esitter? Experienced, reliable college student
available all summer. 941-932-7229.
BUSY BEE CLEANING and senior service:
Reasonable rates and great customer service.
Bonded, 22903238. Contact Carin at home 941 -
727-6780, or cell 941-807-4232.
TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR service: Pro-
vides quality computer repair services to all its
customers. Certified computer repair technician,
COMP 001020324597. Contact Anthony, 941-
727-6780 or cell, 941-592-7714.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
NW L SHORT SALE!
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popular gated Harbour Landings. 6BR/4BA, boat lift
and dock, tons of upgrades, too many to list! Please,
call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415, or Carmen Pedota, 941 -
284-2598, Realtors, to set up your personal showing.
Ground floor with no one
above. Updated and spacious
2BR/2BA villa. Easy to see.
$105,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Pretty Gulf views from light,
bright, updated 2BR/2BA
condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $289,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
ISLAND CREAM-PUFF PERICO ISLAND
Updated duplex on rare Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful
oversized lot. $559,000. Call updates. Easy to see.
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941- $317,000. Call Josh Petitt,
773-3966. Realtor, 231-330-2083.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
TIM'S TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light
hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1 BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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All apartments cash-flow positive
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available
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Call David Teitelbaum, Realtor 941-812-4226 or
Liz Codola, Realtor 941-812-3455
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3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
Oversized home on double lot. Spacious home with
2 masters, big closets, a bonus room that could be
4th bedroom. Storage, laundry room and pantry.
Large yard leaves plenty of room for a pool. Walk-
ing distance to the beach,bay and trolley. Offered
turnkey furnished. $319,000.
1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH
A2bed/2bath charming Florida home designed and
built by Ruth Richmond in Holmes Beach. This
updated home offers a 1-car garage, open plan,
circular driveway, large deck, trellis and greenhouse,
and sits on a large tropical lots with many mature
plants. Room for a pool. Short Sale. $389,000.
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TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941 -
CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pin-
nacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/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.
HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private
pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pri-
vate pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton.
No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton
Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941-
1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED TOP-floor unit. 180-degree
Gulffront view, large 10x24-foot deck. Excellent
credit only, no pets. $1,500/month plus security
ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA AND bonus room. Unfur-
nished, $1,200/month, no pets, no smoking. Call
CORTEZ ANNUAL: SMALL quaint 1 BR cottage,
lanai, washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets.
$600/month. Phone, 941-545-9025.
WATERFRONT 1 BR/1 BA: OWNER pays Internet,
cable, utilities. $1,200/month. Call 941-779-9074
or 703-587-4675. E-mail: Bayrest@hotmail.com.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA,
extra bonus room. Across the street from Bra-
denton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay
access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.
UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave.
Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at
HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced
for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks
to sandy beaches. Price reduced to $499,000! No
reasonable offer refused! Questions, 309-642-
7370. View virtual tour: www.srqmediaworks2.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday. 644 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous water-
front 2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.
REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999.
1 BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community.
Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month.
Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria
LAKE CUMBERLAND IN Kentucky: Like new
3BR/2BA home, $64,900. By owner, 513-417-
ak'you-fofr your-support in making our family
S~WNo. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties!
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1
Longboat Key FL 34228
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ONLY 1 BLOCK TO BEACH
3 bedroom, 3 bath home with large screened
porch. Panoramic view of Tampa Bay from large
master suite/family room on third level.
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
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STATE QUARTERS By Byron Walden / Edited by Will Shortz
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6 Hide pokers
10 Patriot Caesar
14 Person running the
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31 Ones getting away
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37 Zales rival
38 Reduce to a symbol
40 Hosiery shade
41 Irons, in Paris
42 "The Goodbye Kiss"
44 Much-quoted line
from Edgar in
48 Royal title that
49 Common sweetener
50 Go by
53 Lacking rhyme or
54 Versatile delivery
55 Outlets in a
56 Island province of
the Roman Empire
59 Covered wagon next
to Chimney Rock
64 United in purpose
66 Rice stalks, a
diamond and a
67 Old comic book
69 Eager reporter
71 Venture to postulate
72 Nassau residents
74 "Lose Yourself"
79 The Perfesser's
nephew in the
comic strip "Shoe"
80 Party hat?
81 Beauty contest since
82 Civil defense
84 Help in a bind
85 Simpson girl
87 Author Jorge
89 With 95-Down, "The
Royal Family of
90 Postcard in a barrel,
94 Old French coin
97 Tennis's Stefan
99 Result of failing
100 Statehouse dome
101 French Baroque
artist who painted
106 "Get Smart" robot
107 Film composer
108 110-Across set in
109 Abraham Lincoln
110 See 108-Across
111 Fair sight
112 Racehorse in front
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10 Handlers of brats
11 Stretched out
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13 Island protector
14 Islamic analogue of
15 Like many music
16 Military jacket with
a furry hood
17 What a poor listener
22 Athletic awards
25 Some baseball
32 Neighbor of Poland
33 ET carrier
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36 Prefix with center
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41 Part of many a
42 E M T application
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75 Lewis and Clark and
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86 Move toward the
90 Cereal killer?
91 Suffix with form
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