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AMI has 'hot ticket' for summer tourism
By Rick Catlin
If the good weather that followed the pas-
sage of Tropical Storm Debby remains through
late August, expect an abundance of visitors
to Anna Maria Island, says Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann
"If we don't get a storm like Debby, it's
going to be a great summer season, better than
last year," Brockman predicted.
"There's been nothing but good news
from the rental agents and owners. Tourism
to the Island has not slowed down since a brief
spell in May. Usually, June tourism is slow,
but not this year," she said.
The Island's summer tourist season used
to be a time when accommodation owners
and managers would renovate their proper-
ties, close for a few weeks for their own vaca-
tions, or just get ready for the coming winter
season, she said.
Not so these days, Brockman noted.
"We have become so well known, plus the
economy makes the Island a good value," she
Brockman said the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau has done a "fan-
tastic job" of advertising the Island's "old
Florida charm," and as a family destination,
particularly for people living in Florida and
Brockman said AMI is getting a lot of
stay-cations. '"They're coming from Lakeland,
Orlando, everywhere in Florida, plus Geor-
gia and other states in the southeast. They can
drive here in one day."
Brockman said she spoke recently with a
Kentucky family coming for vacation that was
pleased by the old Florida lifestyle, but wanted
to be close enough to attractions for their kids.
With an average nightly room-rate of about
$130 in the summer months, the Island is very
attractive to families who want value for their
money, said David Teitelbaum, owner of four
resort hotels in Bradenton Beach, and a board
member for the chamber and the Manatee
County Tourist Council.
"The value-for-dollar here is much better
than one gets in Orlando, Miami or other Florida
tourist destinations," Teitelbaum said.
"You can't get the old Florida look and feel
anywhere else in this state for the price," he said,
sounding much like a walking advertisement for
the Island. And he has good reason to be posi-
"We also are very-well booked this summer,"
he said. '"There are a few room nights here and
there, but anyone thinking of an Island vacation
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Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale inspects the ongoing damage to the Historic
Bridge Street Pier June 25 as a result of high surf and winds from Tropical Storm Debby.
Nine boats anchored near the pier broke loose and crashed into the pier during the storm,
which passed some 200 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico and sent bands of storms to the
west coast and Anna Maria Island before making landfall near Steinhatchee with top
winds of 40 mph. More on Debby, pages 14-15, 18-19. Islander Photo: Mark Young
call of the wild --
ooohh, ahhh. Page 6
on Anna Maria
Island, such as this,
pictured June 29,
near the Sandbar
Maria, to befilled
with more beachgo-
ers during July and
August than the past
week. Rental agents
p say most properties
Share near or at 100
from the July 4 week
shouldn't wait until the last minute to call, or
they might be out of luck.
"With four properties, we can usually find
a place for someone, but the larger apartments
that sleep six are in demand and renting fast,"
Zita Kollar of Gulf-Bay Real Estate agreed
with Teitelbaum. People shouldn't wait until the
last minute to call for a reservation.
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, PAGE 4
park: Toxic plants
By Kathy Prucnell
In the wake of reports that newly added
holly plants its berries in the Holmes
Beach dog park are toxic to dogs, at least two
schools of thought have emerged.
One leans toward the position that because
plant toxicity is common, there's only an issue
if dogs are attracted to the plants.
The second is more conservative, and cau-
tions against deliberate placement of known
poisonous plants in an area planned for pets.
Public works superintendent Joe Duennes,
who oversees the improved dog exercise area
recently carved from the outfield of Birdie Teb-
betts Field, said dog park advocates have pre-
viewed the dog park landscaping decisions with
"I don't know anything about toxicity,"
Duennes said. "I'm unsure if dogs would eat
The dog run was developed on the perimeter
of the baseball park in April after the city com-
mission decided to spend approximately $8,300
to add a fence, dividing the outfield and diminish-
ing the ball field. The effort was spearheaded by
Commission Chair David Zaccagnino, who said
there was too much liability for dogs and their
owners to share the field with ballplayers.
Since the fence was installed inApril, issues
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have arisen with weekly softball activity in the scaled-
down ball field, because balls frequently fly over the
fence into the dog park.
And there are the questions raised about the safety
for pets due to landscaping choices for the park.
As to the possible toxicity of plants, Zaccagnino, the
city's liaison to its parks and beautification committee,
said it's beyond his scope of expertise. He said he's not
a master gardener, and "has nothing to do with it."
Since April, advocates for the dog park, including
Barbara Parkman and Renee Ferguson and a group of 40
or so dog owners, have been raising money and making
contributions to the park. A yard sale was held June 9,
bringing in approximately $586, adding up to $1,150 in
A double gate for the entry and landscaping have
been purchased thus far. City workers and volunteers
constructed a shelter and planted trees and shrubs.
A Name-the-Park contest is under way, with about
25 names suggested last month, according to Parkman.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger expects the dog park
advocates to bring the suggested name to the city com-
mission for approval.
At the June 12 city work session, Parkman and
Ferguson sought the commission's advice on dog park
issues, including plaques to honor donors and the addi-
tion of a pet-friendly water fountain, and Bohnenberger
instructed the dog park advocates to take their issues
After the meeting when asked about whether the
landscaping is native or toxic, Parkman said ficus trees
are native "Florida trees" and the hollies "are fine."
Parkman told The Islander she selected an Eagleston
holly for the park.
Eagleston is a hybrid of the East Palatka holly of the
Aquifoiaceae family. The East Palatka is a female plant
that produces berries, said Patricia Porchey, horticultural
education agent of the University of Florida Institute of
Food and Agricultural Services.
"I'd be leery of plants with red berries because kids
and animals are attracted to them," she said.
Eating the berries could cause nausea and vomiting,
according to Porchey.
Landscaping, including aficus tree, crape myrtles, hol-
lies and snake plants, some of which are pictured here,
were planted last month by city workers and volunteers
in the city's dog park, adjoining Birdie Tebbetts Field,
62nd Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach Islander
Photo: Kathy Prucnell
"Eating large amounts" of crape myrtle bark, seeds,
leaves and flowers "can cause diarrhea," according to
With ficus trees, "touching sap of leaves and stems
can cause photodermatitus-burning, blistering and itching
of the skin," according to a brochure Porchey provided.
The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals website includes an extensive list of plants poi-
sonous to dogs, cats and horses. It lists crape myrtle as
non-toxic, but lists ficus tree varieties, such as fig, weep-
ing fig, and Indian rubber plant as toxic to dogs. It also
lists American holly varieties as poisonous.
According to Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at
the ASPCA Animal Control Center, dogs may vomit if
they ingest parts of the ficus trees, hollies and Sansaveria
While the hollies may not be attractive or palatable
to dogs, with respect to the Sansaveria, she said "due to
their tall nature, these may be more likely to be chewed
The city's parks and beautification committee makes
recommendations for landscaping on city property,
including Arbor Day, Kingfish Boat Ramp and recent
palm tree donations. However, according to committee
chair Jerry West, it has not been called into the dog park
Bohnenberger said the park committee, "a group of
well minded-citizens," comes to the city with its recom-
L\ 3) bIod in the city has their own opinion of
what's good for the Island," he said.
West said if the city asks for his committee's help,
recommendations would be given to Duennes. And West
agreed with Duennes, saying, "just because a plant is
poisonous," it doesn't mean a dog will be attracted to
Asked if she'd like a committee to assist her with
future plant selection, Parkman said, "Then, we'd have
six different opinions. I know we need fast-growing,
native ones non-toxic to dogs."
The parks and beautification board "is always avail-
able" to the city as a resource, West said.
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Rescuer awarded Carnegie Medal, scholarship
By Kathy Prucnell
"It was just instincts really," said Connor Bystrom,
22, who last year saved his friend C.J. Wickersham from
a shark attack in the Gulf of Mexico about six miles off
Anna Maria Island.
The instincts that naturally led him to rescue his
friend of 17 years have now led to a prestigious hero's
award, the Carnegie Medal, and a $5,000 scholarship
from the 108-year-old Carnegie Hero Fund Commis-
The commission has awarded 9,539 medals to rec-
ognize "ordinary citizens who perform extraordinary acts
of heroism," according to the Carnegie Hero Fund Com-
Throughout the 108 years since the fund was estab-
lished by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie,
$34.4 million has been given in one-time grants, scholar-
ship aid, death benefits and continuing assistance.
In Bystrom's case, he, Wickersham and a group of
friends were spearfishing, having lunch and enjoying a
day on the water Sept. 24 before the attack occurred.
Wickersham was fishing from a ledge near the floor of
the Gulf, and as he surfaced, he called out he had been
attacked by a shark, Bystrom said.
Bystrom, who with the others were about 25 feet away
from Wickersham in the Bystrom family boat, immediately
jumped into the water, swam to his friend, grabbed him by
the arm and towed him back to the boat where the others
helped pull him up. Once inside the boat, Bystrom said,
he used an anchor line to make a tourniquet to stop the
bleeding from the large bite on Wickersham's leg.
According to reports after the incident, Bystrom laid
across Wickersham to secure the tourniquet and towels
used to stop the bleeding. Another in the group called
911 on a cell phone and arranged to have an ambulance
waiting at the Rod & Reel Pier, and another friend drove
the boat quickly to the pier and beached it on the shore.
Wickersham was transferred to the ambulance and
transported to an awaiting Bayflite medical helicopter,
and on to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment.
Connor Bystrom hangs out with his pets, including
golden retriever Sailor, in Palma Sola Park June 28.
Bystrom learned by letter last week he is a recipient
of the Carnegie Medalfrom the Carnegie Hero Fund
Commission. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
Bystrom says Wickersham has made a full recovery,
and they remain friends and "see each other a lot."
About his award and scholarship, Bystrom said, "It's
The scholarship will help with some of the costs of
the veterinary medical school in Grenada that he will
attend starting Aug. 5, he said.
Bystrom, a surgical technician at a Sarasota veteri-
nary office, also works with his veterinarian father, Bill
Bystrom, and his mother, a wildlife rehabilitator.
He says, "I've always loved animals."
His golden retriever, Sailor, will be moving with him
to Grenada next month.
Bystrom is an Anna Maria Elementary School and
Manatee High graduate. He studied ocean engineering at
Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, before deciding
to focus on a degree in veterinary medicine.
The young man he saved, his family, and the group
of friends with him that day all who took quick and
appropriate action to ensure Wickersham's recovery all
agree: The Carnegie Medal is a great tribute to Bystrom,
a humble, quiet young man. A hero.
CARNEGIE HERO FUND COMMISSION
Case Summary June 27, 2012
CONNOR M. BYSTROM
Holmes Beach, Florida
Connor M. Bystrom rescued Charles J. Wickersham
from a shark attack, Anna Maria, Florida, September
24, 2011. Wickersham, 21, was spear fishing in the
Gulf of Mexico with friends, including Bystrom,
22, surgical veterinarian technician. Their boat was
anchored in water about 38 feet deep at a point
about six miles from shore. Wickersham was in the
water, at the surface, about 25 feet from the boat
when a shark bit him deeply on his left thigh; the
shark was thought to be a 9-foot-long bull shark.
Wickersham struck it on the nose with both fists,
and it released him. Bleeding profusely, he shouted
to the others that he had been attacked by a shark.
Bystrom jumped into the water and swam to him.
He grabbed Wickersham by an arm and, swimming,
towed him to the boat, where the other men in the
party pulled him aboard. Bystrom climbed aboard
and with the others tended to Wickersham as they
sped to a marina. Airlifted to the hospital, where
he was detained six days, Wickersham required
surgery, including significant suturing, to close his
wound. He recovered in three months.
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BB P&Z approves 3 resort beer-wine applications
By Mark Young
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
met June 28 for the first time since four members resigned
in May after an April decision to deny the city's joint
development agreement with the BeachHouse Restaurant
pitted the commission against the P&Z.
The city favored the agreement and at least one com-
missioner, as well as city attorney Ricinda Perry, attacked
P&Z member qualifications, while Commissioner Ric
Gatehouse accused P&Z members of presenting a "tainted
and colored" recommendation based on personal bias.
Two board members resigned within 24 hours, a
third resigned a few days later and a fourth resigned
after asking for and not receiving an apl 1 ,' '\ from
the commissioners for the way P&Z board members had
The contentious May meeting where P&Z recom-
mendations were placed on trial by Perry left the board
without a quorum until John Bums and Dan Debaun were
appointed by commissioners to the board in early June.
P&Z, now with five members, had four in attendance
to establish quorum and moved on with regular business.
Pat Whitesel was elected as the board's new chair and
Dakota Matthes was elected vice chair.
Bums and Debaun, both former board of adjustment
members, also were in attendance.
As P&Z reorganized, a public hearing to consider a
special exception application submitted by David Teit-
elbaum on behalf of the Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf
Drive N.; Tropic Isle, 102 22nd St. N.; and Seaside Inn,
2200 Gulf Drive N.; was resumed.
The special exception application is to allow the three
resorts to sell beer, wine and other merchandise to their
patrons, similar to a special exception approved by the
city for Teitelbaum's Tortuga Resort.
The city was represented by city planner Alan Gar-
rett, who noted city staff had no objection to the special
exception application, although he requested three stipu-
lations be added to the application.
Garrett said the stipulations should set hours of oper-
ation to be 8 a.m.-10 p.m., limit sales to resort patrons
only, and the sale of beer and wine shall comply with all
local alcohol laws.
Garrett said the application under districts zoned
R-3 does allow for small mercantile operations, includ-
ing coffee shops, cocktail lounges and retail uses.
Teitelbaum said what he was asking for already was
approved for Tortuga, and emphasized that sales would
not be marketed to the public, and would be limited to
the guests at each resort.
"Last time I was here for this was for Tortuga and
Island trolley maintains
routine route for July 4
The fare-free Island trolley will keep to its regular
schedule July 4, despite the throngs of people expected on
Island roads shortly after dusk when the fireworks display
at the Sandbar Restaurant, Anna Maria, takes place.
A spokesperson for MCAT said there are no plans to
add extra trolleys or operate the system later than 10:30
p.m. the trolley's routine route end.
The Island trolley begins daily at 6 a.m. with trolleys
arriving at the various trolley-stop locations every 20
minutes until 9 p.m., according to the MCAT schedule.
After 9 p.m., trolleys maintain a 30-minute headway
until 10:30 p.m., when the trolley makes its last stop at
both Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach and the Manatee
Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
The Beach Express, which brings passengers by bus
from the mainland to the Manatee Public Beach, also
will operate its normal schedule July 4, the spokesperson
The first express bus departs at 9 a.m. from the Wal-
Mart at 6224 E. State Road 64, Bradenton, with stops at
the Manatee County Court House and Beachway Plaza
at the 75th Street-Manatee Avenue intersection before
arriving at the public beach at the west end of Manatee
Avenue at 9:45 a.m. The return trip to Wal-Mart makes
the same stops.
A Beach Express bus is scheduled to leave Wal-Mart
on S.R. 64 every 90 minutes until 4:30 p.m., when the
last express bus of the day departs Wal-Mart, with an
expected arrival time of 5:15 p.m. at Manatee Public
Beach. The Beach Express then leaves the public beach
at 5:15 p.m. for its final trip back of intermittent stops to
The new makeup of the Bradenton Beach Planning
and Zoning Board following four resignations in May,
includes, from left, new member John Burns, Patri-
cia Whitesel, Dakota Matthes and new member Dan
Debaun. The new board met June 28. Islander Photo:
these stipulations were requested," he said. "We agreed to
them and I'm proud to say we have kept our promise."
Teitelbaum said he was proud to have four resorts
in Bradenton Beach, "and probably has a couple more
coming. We also understand what it means to be a good
neighbor and believe strongly in being a quiet neighbor.
I feel we are contributing to this community and we'll
follow the law and rules accordingly."
Burns cited a land-development code section that
prevents an overabundant concentration of alcohol estab-
lishments to "prevent problems associated" with the sale
of alcohol in the R-3 district.
Garrett said there are certain criteria that outline that
code, which deals with public safety and welfare.
"If it's over concentration then it's your duty to find
a negative determination," he said. "If not, then it's your
duty to find a positive determination. All we do is give
you the information."
Debaun said there is a difference between a gen-
eral use and a restricted use, such as the one Teitelbaum
applied for, but Burns disagreed.
"The code does not differentiate between the two,"
he said. "Ultimately it's a commission decision" he said.
"Two (locations) are in very close proximity of each other
TOURISM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"Call now if you want to get a good rental at the time
you want," she said, although she had few units available
the week of July 4.
For other summer dates, their managed properties
are renting almost as quickly as she, husband Jesse Bris-
son, and mom Robin Kollar can answer the phones, she
"I'm positive we are going to be well ahead of last
July. It's all good," Zita Kollar said.
Larry Chatt at Island Real Estate, with nearly 300
properties to manage, echoed Zita Kollar's sentiments.
"Knock on wood. If the weather remains good
through August, it's going to be a great season, probably
the best. We're up 30 percent from last year at this time
for advance reservations," he said.
Chatt is in good company when he says book now,
don't wait until a few days before you want to come.
Many smaller motels on the Island are experiencing
a booming summer season, just like their larger counter-
Bonnie Wright at the Rod & Reel Motel, Anna Maria,
said she had a few nights available the week of July 4,
but those were filling up fast. For August, the motel is
booked nearly 100 percent, she said.
"People like to come here because it's quiet and old
Florida. There's the Rod & Reel Pier for fishing and a
good restaurant there, and we have a beach area. It's all
going to be great this summer," she said.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar, Mar Vista and
BeachHouse restaurants, agreed this summer season
should be a record-breaker, but good weather is needed,
at least for the next six weeks.
"We are in the heart of the summer season and
summer business has been great, except for (Tropical
Storm) Debby. If we can continue to have excellent
weather, everyone's going to have a fantastic summer of
business," Chiles predicted.
Brockman said the chamber maintains an up-to-date
list of member properties and agencies that have vacan-
cies. Anyone arriving on Anna Maria Island without a
reservation can call the chamber at 941-778-1541, or visit
the office at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, for assis-
and it's something the commission should take a close
Matthes motioned to approve all three applications,
and all were seconded by Debaun. Each motion passed
with a vote of 3-1, with Burns casting the nay vote.
Bums wanted his concerns noted on the abundance
of alcohol sales in the R-3 district.
"I just want it pointed out in the findings of fact that
a note should be made to the city commission on the over
concentration issue in order that they can address it with
eyes wide open," said Burns.
"I just want you to know I disagree with you strongly,"
Teitelbaum said. "I can see where people are concerned
with one establishment being next to another and another,
but this is a private resort. I think your interpretation is
misguided and I say that with great respect. Hopefully
this comment could be passed on to the commission as
Whitesel said it would. The P&Z recommendation
to approve the special exception application will be pre-
sented at a city commission meeting in the future.
Anna Maria City
July 10, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board.
July 11, 6:30 p.m., environmental, enhancement
and education committee.
July 12, 5:30 p.m., special shade meeting Nally
vs. City of Anna Maria.
July 12, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
July 17, 6 p.m., commission budget session.
July 24, 6 p.m., commission budget session.
July 26, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 30, 6 p.m., commission budget hearing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
July 5, 1 p.m., city pier team.
July 5, 7 p.m., city commission.
July 9, 9:30 a.m., budget work session, emergency
management, capital improvements.
July 10, 9:30 a.m., budget work session, public
July 11,9:30 a.m., budget work session, administra-
July 16, 9:30 a.m., budget work session, emergency
management, capital improvements.
July 17, 9:30 a.m., budget work session, public
July 18,9:30 a.m., budget work session, administra-
July 19, noon, city pier team.
July 19, 1 p.m., city commission.
July 25, 9:30 a.m., budget work session, millage.
July 31, 9 a.m., land development code joint work-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
July 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
July 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
July 26, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
July 24, county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
July 19, 6 p.m., district commission.
July 26, 9 a.m., retirement board.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
July 4, most government offices will be closed for
July 23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Selby Auditorium, Uni-
versity of South Florida, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sara-
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The Islander Top Notch photo contest will begin pub-
lishing weekly winning photos July 11. Six weekly winning
pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander, and
one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 cash prize
from The Islander and other prizes and gift certificates from
local merchants. Weekly winners receive a "More Than a
Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest, with the first deadline July 6.
Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures
that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid
snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures.
Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental
moments and moments of personal triumph. This year
judges also will be looking for photos in a category of
its own: Pets. First- through third-place pet photos will
earn special prizes appropriate to the pet from Perks 4
Top Notch past winner by Pam Frick.
Pets and The Islander.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in origi-
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or on a non-returnable disc.
Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching,
enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed.
Digital entries are encouraged, but contestants may
send or deliver photo prints to Top Notch Contest Editor,
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
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This is the week of four-syllable words: pyrotech-
nics and vacationers.
It's probably Anna Maria Island's bi','.I influx of
visitors, comparable only to Easter, but there are distinct
variables. July 4 kicks off AMI "Party rock."
Residents and regulars know the scene, loud music,
beer and margaritas, barbecues, picnics, ball games,
reunions and a grand flag-waving Privateer parade,
daytrippers, beachgoers, fun seekers.
It seems the July 4 party never ends. With a view up
and down the Island shore and an eye to the sky, random
fireworks some rivaling the permitted pyrotechnical
shows can be seen days before the big event and long
into the night of July 4.
We have Ed Chiles and the extra effort of staff at
his BeachHouse, Mar Vista and Sandbar restaurants to
thank for organized fireworks shows that light the skies
both on Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island for three
consecutive nights leading up to the big show July 4.
While there can be no doubt these events and the
accompanying VIP parties are a marketing success
for the Chiles restaurants, we need to consider these
sky-lighting, crackling, booming events a gift.
Yes, it provides a safe, exciting holiday. Celebrate
independence. Enjoy friends and family.
The Fourth of July holiday commemorates the
adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July
4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.
The day traditionally celebrates history and the
beginnings of the "land of the free."
For some, on Anna Maria Island, July 4 will be the
home of the brave folks who head to the beach to watch
the fireworks show and find themselves among amateur
pyrotechnics, lighting and shooting up i \ .i) tlii n from
small bottle rockets to big mortars and shells.
It can be a dangerous scene, and you may know
what we mean, as the sea breeze shifts and starts send-
ing sprays of sparkles and sparks on the beach.
So one more time, one more year, we ask you to
remember: If it goes boom, explodes or lifts off and
flies, it's illegal.
Law enforcement on Anna Maria Island is dedi-
cated to enforcing the fireworks laws for your safety.
As Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale
warns, "We're going to confiscate illegal fireworks and
make sure it doesn't get out of hand." Ditto for Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach.
So, please, make it a safe and happy holiday, and
enjoy the really big showss.
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I just read the Holmes Beach Commissioners
decided to postpone the July 22 meeting because two
of the commissioners can not attend and there is not
enough "business" to put on an agenda?
I certainly understand other commitments espe-
cially from volunteers. After all, they have a life and
businesses to run. But to cancel a meeting because there
was not enough to put on the agenda that just doesn't
sit well. It seems there are so many areas of concern that
meetings should be increased rather than decreased.
Was this done to take the "wind out of the sails?"
Just when we seem to make some progress, we
are being pushed back and not acting on serious issues
that have been brought before the commission. We need
to move forward with recommendations that the focus
groups worked to introduce.
I am hoping the commissioners are not waiting for
the "newly elected" to champion the many causes that
loom above our heads in Holmes Beach.
I believe it is obvious from the current gallery atten-
dance that residents are more than willing to come to
city hall and listen to hours of talk on subjects that are
vitally important to them.
We have citizens putting in hours of their time to
bring blatant code violations to the attention of the com-
missioners. These violations need to be addressed. We
need to take action on each and every one of them. Too
much time already has been spent being re-active rather
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pages on The Islander website, www.islander.org,
regarding the arrest last week of Laurie Pardee for kill-
ing a great egret:
How awful! Mr. Pardee showed no mercy to that
poor creature, therefore he deserves no mercy! What a
A great white heron is the white morph of a great
blue heron, and is extremely rare. They have only been
found in Florida. Since this bird is so rare, is it on the
Endangered Species List? If it is, then he should get the
maximum. Shame on him for attacking a defenseless
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munity service at a wildlife rehab center.... Patricia
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with everybody else on the Island who recognizes him.
Too bad the residents of Anna Maria can't vote those
two losers off the Island. -Eric W
You have to wonder what he has done in the past
...how many animals has he killed and gotten away with
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Disgusting as regular visitors from the UK,
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stomp on his neck. Hope he gets the severest (penalty).
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HB commish lives low, but likes it
By Kathy Prucnell
As the city of Holmes Beach braced for more flood-
ing from the downpours brought to Anna Maria Island
by bands of rain from Tropical Storm Debby, one city
commissioner, Jean Peelen, was already wading in
water at home.
Waters rose from under her home into her house in
the 2700 block of Gulf Drive three times June 24, she
She protected her furniture by moving it out of the
room, and bailed "15 big buckets full" of water off of
her ceramic-tile floors before exhaustion and nightfall
Water also came in through the front door when she
opened it, which she said, "was a mistake."
There was a point she could do no more than
hope the waters on the "fragile Island" would
recede by morning which they did, mercifully
for Peelen and others in the southern portion of
Peelen says she plans to be better prepared for
future storms. She plans to take advantage of the 10
free sandbags the city gives its residents, and likely pay
Nonetheless, she takes the flood waters in stride.
"The cost of living on this Island is nature. But it's
also so glorious," she says. "It's fantastic."
Peelen moved to AMI from Alexandria, Va. She
had visited with her daughter during a spring break in
2005, and then also for a month in 2006 to mourn the
loss of her sister.
She happened to bicycle by the Gulf Drive home
and saw a for-sale sign, fell in love while renting
in Bradenton Beach, and bought it after deciding to
live here permanently, finding Anna Maria Island the
"most healing" and "beautiful" place she's ever been,
She says after she moved in, she learned it was just
what she'd always wanted. The one-story, wood house
that sits below base flood elevation is about 15 feet from
Commissioner Jean Peelen with her foster dog, Mar-
lena, sit in Peelen's living room, which flooded three
times June 25 from Tropical Storm Debby's deluge of
rain. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
the edge of Gulf Drive which frequently has standing
water in a heavy downpour and near the Sandpiper
Resort mobile home park.
She'd lived in a small log cabin in Virginia, and
liked the "small and cozy" feel, she says. Many times
while living in Virginia, she recalls saying she'd "always
wanted to live in a carriage house."
And it so happens, a friend versed in local his-
tory tells her this home was one of the carriage houses
barged over from Bradenton.
"To me the house is magical," she says.
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Marine engineer Jennifer Davis of Coastal Plan-
ning and Engineering, the company that oversaw Mana-
tee County's recently completed beach renourishment
project, said some shrinkage of the beach was expected
after completion. The plans called for the beach to first
extend 200 feet into the water, then shrink to about 150
feet during the next two years, she said.
A father and son renting a boat at the Anna Maria
Boat Club in Holmes Beach were shocked for a moment
when a special tactical team from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office burst through the door and ordered
everyone to halt what they were doing. The deputies
were told they were at the wrong address and, realizing
their mistake, the deputies apologized and left to find
the abandoned house authorized for their exercise.
Holmes Beach commissioners debated whether
the city could afford a city manager at an annual salary
of around $66,000, or if one was needed. Then-Com-
missioner Rich Bohnenberger suggested hiring an assis-
tant to the mayor to function as manager, as hiring a city
manager would require a change to the city charter. The
city's charter review committee had recently recom-
mended a city manager form of government.
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AM commission continues to tackle rental issues
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners are continuing discus-
sion of how the city should deal with rowdy vacationers,
but many uL'P'. liOIn, appear thwarted by the state.
The state laws restricting rentals, allow codes exist-
ing on June 1, 2011, to be grandfathered, but Anna Maria
had no vacation rental code or land-development regula-
tion at that time.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb noted any new code
or ordinance has to be for the entire city or zoning dis-
But the city has noise and nuisance ordinances and
those were discussed at the June 28 commission meeting
as possible solutions to recent complaints generated by
some rowdy renters.
Commissioners discussed using setbacks to regulate
the size of structures, and a definition of what comprises
a family, and how the current noise and nuisance ordi-
nances could be enforced to halt renters from creating
"The problem we are having is not traditional," said
Webb. It's only started the past few years as vacation
homes became larger and larger to accommodate more
people, he noted.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said it's just a few
people who don't want to comply with the city's noise
and nuisance codes, or with the list of best practices that
most rental agents use, that are the concern.
He said more than 90 percent of renters in the city
don't cause problems.
Commissioners discussed citations for excessive
noise, but Commissioner SueLynn said code enforcement
officer Gerry Rathvon only works two days a week, and
she is not on duty at night, when most noise violations
Webb suggested the city might be able to regulate
vacation rentals as a commercial activity in a residential
City attorney Jim Dye, however, said that might be
difficult to pass or enforce because vacation rentals in the
Residential-1 zone have been allowed for years.
Webb agreed, saying it "might be opening Pandora's
Box," if the city tried to specifically legislate rentals.
Eventually, commissioners looked at control of park-
ing as a potential solution.
Webb said he recently observed 19 cars parked on
the right of way at a vacation property on Magnolia
That many cars indicates "high intensity use," he
said, but the city has no code against high-intensity usage
of a vacation rental.
Pine Avenue resident and developer Mike Cole-
man of Pine Avenue Restoration offered a potential
solution, to "limit the number of cars at a designated
residence, or consider a residence parking permit,"
"Parking is a huge issue," said Coleman. "I don't
think we'll get anywhere talking about capacity of occu-
pancy. I don't think we can get (control) with anything
He said the commission would waste a lot of time
and money discussing other solutions, when parking is
something the city controls. Deal with parking for the
residential district, he suggested.
SueLynn suggested the city prohibit parking in the
rights of way as a means to cure the "high-intensity"
vacation rentals, but Webb said residents would be "up
in arms," if that passed.
He suggested instead the number of vehicles parked
in the rights of way at any R-1 address be limited to just
one or two cars.
"We have to solve this problem. Nineteen cars is a
parking lot," said Webb.
By Rick Catlin
The attorney for William and Barbara Nally of
Lakeland and Anna Maria, sent a letter to Anna Maria's
city attorney June 22, claiming the city and Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC are not adhering to the settlement of
a 2009 Nally lawsuit against the city.
Attorney Jeremy Anderson, of Lobeck & Hanson,
PA., of Sarasota, is representing the Nallys, who own a
vacation home on Spring Avenue between the Sandbar
Restaurant and Bortell's Tavern. PAR was a party to
Anderson claims in the letter that either PAR or the
city was constructing sidewalks with filter mix, rather
than the permeable concrete required by the media-
He called construction of filter mix sidewalks
a "clear deviation" from the settlement, saying it is
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Webb asked Dye to look into an flingii the city might
be able to do to halt the spread of "parking lots in the
residential district," and excessive noise and nuisances.
"What are you trying to address?" Dye asked.
Webb responded that it's the "increase in intensity
of use of vacation rentals that has occurred the past few
But any solution has to be for everyone in the zoning
district, and the city has to recognize that "the vast major-
ity of traditional vacation rentals are fine" and cause no
problems for neighbors or the city, Webb said.
"What's the best way to skin this cat?" Webb asked
While the commission has been discussing the rental
issue for some time, Webb said people should not get
discouraged. This is the democratic process and it takes
time to solve problems.
"We are flushing out all the issues," he said. "It's
going to be a long process, with brainstorming and a lot
Woodland and SueLynn agreed that it might be a
slow process, but it's the best process.
Woodland said the city is headed in the right direc-
tion on this issue.
Unless PAR and/or the city construct concrete
sidewalks within 10 days, or provide written notice of
their intent to do so, Anderson said his clients would
"file the appropriate court action to enforce the terms
of the mediated settlement agreement."
City attorney Jim Dye requested a shade meeting
with city commissioners to discuss Anderson's latest
threatening letter to the city. That meeting will be held
at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12.
In other legal matters, Dye told commissioners at
their June 28 meeting that Richard Friday, 100 Park
Ave., Anna Maria, has withdrawn his lawsuit against
the city and the court has accepted the withdrawal
That means Friday is prohibited from re-filing the
lawsuit in the future.
Commissioners accepted the withdrawal and voted
4-0 not to seek attorney costs from Friday for bringing
what Dye said the courts call a "nuisance" lawsuit.
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Chiles, owner of the BeachHouse and Sandbar res-
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Key, teamed with Mote to promote aquaculture systems
and sustainable marine fisheries at the event hosted by the
Family Association of the National Oceanic and Atmo-
"We were delighted to be invited to this exceptional
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of our nation's leaders to Mote's sustainably farmed
Siberian sturgeon and caviar a favorite of many top
chefs and a delight available to people throughout the
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Mote's caviar and sturgeon are raised at Mote Aqua-
culture Park in east Sarasota County, a fishery utilizing
re-circulating systems and the largest such research and
development facility in the United States.
Three short-listed to replace center director Kelly
By Rick Catlin
The names of three job candidates have been sent to
Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors
president Greg Ross as potential replacements for outgo-
ing center executive director Pierrette Kelly.
West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price, who
chaired the committee that short-listed the original 46
applicants down to three, said he sent the names to Ross,
but would prefer Ross make any announcement at the
next executive board meeting.
Among those who applied are Scott Dell, the cen-
ter's activities director, and center board member Monica
S Simpson. Price declined to say if either
are among the finalists.
Center board president Greg Ross
said he would schedule an executive
board meeting to review the applica-
tions of the three finalists and choose
Kelly a replacement as soon as he could
establish a quorum for the meeting.
Also, the full board does not schedule regular summer
meetings because many members are away on vacation,
particularly in July and August, center staff member
Sandy Pruett said.
Ross at deadline he did not yet have a date and time
for the board meeting, adding he was in meetings and had
not yet contacted Kelly.
The board has yet to provide a job description or
salary range for the position, although the announcement
Kelly was leaving produced a wide field of applicants.
Kelly's last day was to be June 30, but she previously
told Ross and the board she will stay to help transition
the person hired as her replacement.
In early May, Kelly announced she was retiring as
executive director after 22 years in the position.
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Islander Reporter .. 1it BeachHouse and Sand-
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and prepared by chefs from Ed Chiles' trio of. ... Maria Island, and Mar
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roup of restaurants. "We made new friendships Robert Carter of Anna
portant people. The event was a major success." Maria, Sen. Kay Hagan
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n Cortez, were prepared by Sandbar chef Ian Mahadevan and Michael
either and Mar Vista chef George Quattro- Crosby, Mote senior vice
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ATTENTION HOLMES BEACH RESIDENTS
Your quality of life in Holmes Beach is at stake! The
issues debated as detailed below will impact our future for
years to come:
On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, the Holmes Beach City Com-
mission voted 3 to 2 in favor of including a FAR (Floor
Area Ratio) requirement in our Code. Commissioners
Morton, Peelen and Zaccagnino voted in favor of FAR,
Commissioners Haas-Martens and Monetti voted against
inclusion of a FAR requirement.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Mayor Bohnenberger
expressed his concern about "the application of FAR to R-2
and all zoning districts." The Mayor's opinion calls for an
"insert into the LDC (Land Development Code) for R-2,
required onsite parking for each bedroom and minimum
room sizes for all living and bedrooms, with a hefty impact
fee for over three bedrooms."
Please, make a point of attending the July 10 Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., to listen to the debate, take a stand, and
voice an opinion!
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lar, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
10 a.m. July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July
Parade from Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, to Bayfront Park,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-780-1668.
10 a.m. July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July
and 2012 Scholarship Award Party, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe,
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Thursday, July 5
7 a.m., 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.
Friday, July 6
7-10 p.m., Musician Ted Stevens' "Dead End Dragstrip" CD
release party, Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-782-1122.
Saturday, July 7
6:30 a.m., Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, Longboat Key
Turtle Watch Group Walk, Longboat Key Hilton, 4711 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. Meet at the pool. Information: 941-752-3200.
Through July 14, "Fishing for Life," Mark Cohen photography
exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W, Cortez. Infor-
Tuesday, July 17 through July 31, 2-5 p.m., Haircuts to ben-
efit Anna Maria Island Art League, Head Quarters Salon, 5376 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2586.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
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Rockabilly revivalist Ted Stevens will release his
latest CD, "Dead End Dragstrip," with a show 7-10 p.m.
Friday, July 6, at Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive,
Stevens' CD was recorded inAugust 2011 during the
height of Tropical Storm Irene in Kingston, R.I., where
most of the state, but for the recording studio, lost power,
according to Stevens' press release.
"Dead End Dragstrip" will be offered to all who
attend for a suggested donation.
"Pay what you want. The band isn't going to let
anyone leave empty handed," according to the Stevens'
Popular local bass player, Charles "Big Kahuna"
Nardone also will be on hand to play with the band on
his new upright bass.
Privateers parade, party
celebrates July 4
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will kick off Inde-
pendence Day celebrations with a parade that begins at
10 a.m. in Bradenton Beach. And before fireworks light
up the Island waterfront July 4, the Privateers will award
scholarships to deserving high school students.
The parade begins at Coquina Beach and traverses
7-miles northward to Bayfront Park, Anna Maria.
Following the parade, Privateers and their ship head
directly to a noon -4 p.m. party to present checks to 2012
scholarship winners at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe,
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Since 1992, the program has distributed more than
$196,000 in scholarships to 91 students.
Guild has new display, hours
The Artists' Guild Gallery in the Island Shopping
Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, has new
hours for the summer and a new window feature.
"Under the Sea," is the guild's window theme for
July. It's a "cool take on a hot month," according to
gallery organizers who invite the public to stop by and
peruse the unique art and gifts offered in the gallery.
The gallery's new hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-
Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 941-778-6694 or go
online at www.amiartistsguildgallery.com.
Gloria Dei VBS goes 'Sky'
"Sky, 'Where Everything Is Possible with God'"
is the theme of this year's Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
vacation Bible school for elementary age youth and pre-
The VBS will be held 9 a.m.-noon Monday through
Friday, July 9-13, at the church, 6608 Marina Drive,
The program involves Bible-learning activities,
songs, teamwork building and the adventures of Ched-
dar the Chipmunk, Orville the Pig, Pat the Bat, Apollo
the Caterpillar and human crew leaders.
The VBS also will include a mission outreach to end
malaria in the African nation of Mali. VBS youth will
play a part in the project that will be sending mosquito
nets to protect children in Mali.
Kyleen Grandstaff is VBS director and Anne Barrow
is music leader.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday and Saturdays, 7 a.m., weather permitting,
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 248-
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, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit
Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and bou-
tiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
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.
July 14,"Art in the Courtyard," Local artists sale to benefit
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
July 21, Wildlife Awareness Festival, Snooty's 64th Birthday,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-729-9177, ext. 243.
Save the Date
Sept. 24, 13th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country
Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-
224-1337 or 941-284-2523.
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By Kathy Prucnell
Don't count the Art League out, despite recent finan-
Laura McGeary, president of the Anna Maria Island
Art League, announced June 29 a schedule of the orga-
nization's summer events.
The league closed its doors May 11 because it could
no longer staff its facility and meet expenses.
"It's great that the community has responded to help
the league get back on its feet," she said. "It's very heart-
McGeary says she is encouraged that "the commu-
nity and artists are interested and willing to donate their
time, interest and ideas."
Some proceeds from the summer programs will go
towards the Art League's operating expenses, she said.
According to an Art League press release, the orga-
nization will hold two workshops, a local artist sale and
free photography lectures in July and August.
There will also be opportunities to help the Art
League with donations, she said.
According to McGeary, the league's problems
were due to the general downturn in the economy,
with fundraising declining and rising costs, too few
volunteers to staff the league's arts and crafts festivals
and the loss of its charitable status with the Internal
The League's application to reinstate its charity des-
ignation is still under review by the IRS, said McGeary.
The league was notified it had lost that status in June
2011 and subsequently learned three years of tax returns
were not filed. The loss of the IRS charitable designation
was an "inherited" problem, McGeary said.
The league has a 22-year history on Anna Maria
Island, showcasing local talent and offering art classes,
camps and workshops. It also sponsors Winterfest and
Springfest, both annual arts and crafts shows, and a schol-
arship program that provides art classes to deserving stu-
The Art League will host two workshops and "Art
in the Courtyard" in July and free photography lectures
at its gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
A floor-cloth workshop with instructor Deeana Atkin-
son will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 13, and a
weekend digital photography boot camp by James Corwin
Johnson will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July
13-15, at the league, 5312 Holmes Blvd.
Registration for the workshops will be 9:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. on two Saturdays, July 7 and July 14, or 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, July 8 and July 21. For more information about
the workshops, go online at www.islandartleague.org.
Local artists will be featured at "Art in the Court-
yard" 3:30-8 p.m., consecutive Saturdays, July 14 and
July 21. Art will be offered at affordable prices both
indoors and outside under the canopy of the large tree in
Artists interested in participating in the courtyard
sale should call 941-778-2099, or e-mail McGeary at
Also at the art league studio/galleries on Holmes
Boulevard, free lectures to enhance photography skills
will be headed by Johnson 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, Aug. 1-2.
The first lecture will be Introduction to Digital Pho-
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e-mail Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salon offers cuts to benefit league
In an effort to continue fundraising that to date has
brought in about $1,000, well-wishes and ideas to sustain
the Anna Maria Island Art League, Head Quarters Salon
will be offering haircuts for donations to the League.
Chris Galanopoulos, a longtime art league member
who is presently serving on the board, also is a hair-
dresser and she is planning the benefit cuts at her salon.
The fundraiser will be 2-5 p.m. on Tuesdays through
July July 3, July 17, July 24 and July 31 at Head
Quarters Salon, 5376 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. All pro-
ceeds from the Tuesday cuts will go to the league.
To participate in the benefit for the league, stop by or
call Head Quarters and ask for Chris at 941-778-2586.
Center seeks sailors
Kids and parents are raving about the Bimini Bay
sail program offered by the Anna Maria Community
Center in June.
And, if there's enough interest, the center is
hoping to host another sail camp yet this summer.
Thirteen students ranging in ages from 8-13
learned how to batten down the hatches and lower the
boom during the specialty June 18-22 summer camp,
according to center organizer Lindsey Weaver.
The students sailed three hours each day, Monday
through Thursday. On the first day, students took a
swim test. It was then on to learning about the jib,
mast, helm, tack, and wind direction. They also were
taught what to do if their boat capsized. And by the
end of the week, they took the helm.
"It's great. We live on Bimini Bay and we get to
see all the kids enjoy the program. This is the first
year that the community center offered this program,"
said Becky Tontz of Anna Maria, whose children took
part in the camp.
The June camp fee was $150 and there is a one-
time registration fee of $15, which applies to a sum-
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AM commission hears BP lawsuit pitch
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners appeared divided at their
June 28 meeting on whether to join the class action law-
suit against BP Oil for damages or lost revenue from the
April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern
Gulf of Mexico.
Attorney Eric Bruce of the Bradenton law firm of
Heintz & Becker, P.A., presented the case for joining the
suit at the meeting.
Bruce said there would be no costs to the city, even if
the lawsuit fails. He said BP already has admitted liabil-
By Kathy Prucnell
A July 11 docket sounding will determine whether
a Bradenton Beach man charged with having sex with a
15-year-old, possessing and promoting child pornography
and witness tampering, will go to trial July 23 in the 12th
Judicial Circuit Court.
Joseph Edmund Chiquet, now 37, was arrested in
2009 after police learned he had a sexual relationship
with a teenager, and that he took sexual photographs of
her in his Bradenton Beach apartment. Search warrants
Sfor evidence yielded additional child
pornography and felony charges.
In 2010, authorities added a bribery
charge, accusing Chiquet of offering an
ex-girlfriend $10,000 if she'd tell police
she was depicted in the photographs and
Chiquet not, as prosecutors allege, the 15-year-
Along with the bribery charge, according to assistant
state attorney Christopher Nigro, the court revoked Chi-
quet's bond. He remains in the Manatee County jail.
Nigro said he's prepared for a July trial, "hoping it's
what ends up happening."
As of presstime for The Islander, Chiquet's attorney
Mark Lipinski of Bradenton did not return a call for com-
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loss in a review of 2007-10 city financial records.
A number of Florida cities already have joined the
suit, Bruce said, and others are considering such action.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb and Commissioner
Dale Woodland favored joining the suit, particularly since
it would cost the city nothing and BP has admitted its
Commissioners SueLynn and John Quam, however,
were reluctant to immediately agree.
SueLynn said she felt "uncomfortable" receiving
"free money," while Quam said he doubted a small city
A Feb. 16 court order required the state to disclose
phone records from both cell and office phones of
an assistant state attorney previously assigned to the case
who allegedly spoke to the ex-girlfriend.
The defense sought the records, alleging the ex-girl-
friend "at some point in time started tape recording Mr.
Chiquet's phone calls with her," and calling police and
the then-assigned assistant state attorney, Tony Casoria,
according to Lipinski.
Lipinski said the recordings were made without
court order or police authorization, and were illegal, and
wanted the state attorney's phone records to determine
when the calls were made.
Nigro said the records have been tendered to the
Two appeals already have been taken in the case -
one on a defense appeal seeking to suppress evidence
gathered as a result of a search warrant and one by the
state to prevent the turnover of the phone records. Both
affirmed prior circuit court rulings allowing discovery of
Judge Thomas Krug will hold a docket sounding
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Webb asked city attorney Jim Dye to review the pro-
posal and report to the commission at its July 12 meeting.
Dye said, based on an initial review of the proposal, he
would have minimal duties, if any, in the suit.
Bruce said the proposed contract would give 80 per-
cent of any settlement to the governments to be divided
on a pro-rata basis, with 20 percent to cover attorney fees
and other expenses.
In other matters, Bradenton attorney Michael Con-
nolly was named the city's special magistrate to hear code
enforcement cases brought forward by the code enforce-
ment department. Bradenton attorney Steve Thompson
was named alternate special magistrate.
The citation system of code enforcement becomes
effective July 1, said building official Bob Welch.
Commissioners also agreed that beach weddings or
receptions with a "large impact" that plan to use furniture
on the beach must have a special event permit from the
No one is going to go out and stop a wedding because
it doesn't have a permit, Webb said, but the city needs to
get the word out to wedding planners and organizers that
furniture on the beach is an indicator the event requires
He said 200 people on the beach with chairs and
tables would be a "large impact" event.
Because Webb will be on vacation until late July
and Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick does not return from
vacation until July 24, Percycoe rearranged the budget
meeting schedule to ensure as many commissioners as
possible could attend.
Budget workshops will be held July 17 and 24, while
the required meeting July 26 to set the tentative millage
and rollback rates was moved to 6 p.m. July 30.
"I like to have as many commissioners as possible
at that meeting," Percycoe said.
Webb said he would be back in Anna Maria in time
for the July 30 meeting.
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Island police blotter
June 20, 500 block of Spring Avenue, criminal
mischief. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy
responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male trying
to gain entry into a home known by the complainant
to belong to someone else. The deputy made contact
with the man, who said his grandfather was renting the
house. The man had used his iPhone to bang on the
door and had broken it. He also had ripped a screen
door and broken a glass panel on the front door. Upon
investigating, it was revealed the man was at the wrong
house. He agreed to pay for the estimated $300 in
damages, but the incident was documented as criminal
mischief until the homeowner could be contacted.
June 20, 500 block of Bayview Place, burglary. An
unknown suspect entered the back patio of a residence
and stole a TV.
June 17, 100 S. Bay Blvd., missing person.
An employee at the Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant
reported to work, but left at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., her
mother received a text, prompting her to call MCSO over
To report information on a felony crime, call
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June 21, 200 block of Gladiolus, criminal mischief.
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was parked in his driveway. According to the report, a
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Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
June 14, 4400 block of 124th Street, information.
Four juvenile sisters at home alone called MCSO in
regards to a male juvenile knocking on the door and
peering into the windows. MCSO contacted the male
and told him to stay away from the girls' residence or
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June 23, 200 block of 62nd Street West, Braden-
ton, battery. A 31-year-old Holmes Beach man was
arrested on misdemeanor battery charges during a child
visitation between his girlfriend and the girlfriend's
father. According to the report, an argument began,
at which time the father tried to leave. The suspect
became angry and stood in front of the door blocking
the father's attempts to leave, and "bumped his chest"
into the father's chest repeatedly. The father managed
to exit the house, at which time the suspect ran to the
father's car and removed his keys. He also was charged
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June 22, 400 block of Clark Lane, disturbance.
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explained she was attempting to pack up her belongings
and leave with the couple's child to return to Kentucky.
Upon HBPD's arrival to the scene, both parties agreed it
was best for her to leave.
June 23, 8100 Gulf Drive, criminal traffic. A
HBPD officer responded to a crash. Upon investigating
the incident, a female driver was asked for her driver's
license, to which she responded she never got one. The
officer conducted a records search and discovered that
the woman has a prior charge of having no driver's
license. She was issued a summons to appear in court
on the charge.
June 25, 8300 block of Marina Drive, vehicle
burglary. A man reported a loaded handgun was stolen
from his vehicle. The man told police he thought he
had locked his vehicle, but no signs of forced entry
were discovered. The black, Ruger .380 caliber hand-
gun was located in the driver's side door panel at the
time it was stolen from the vehicle. Fingerprints were
secured at the scene.
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Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
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The Florida Department of Transportation reported it
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A mast rests on the deck of the Historic Bridge Street Pier June 24 as the sailboat
pushes across the deck after the boat broke its mooring and slammed into the pier
during high seas produced by Tropical Storm Debby.
The sailboat pictured left from another view, batters the Historic Bridge Street Pier
while another boat is sinking next to it during Tropical Storm Debby's fury. Nine
boats crashed into the pier and were damaged or destroyed.
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A boat remains sunk in Sarasota Bay just south of the Bradenton
Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier. Nine boats broke loose during
Tropical Storm Debby and slammed into the pier. Four additional
boats sank in the bay and channel.
Just afew days earlier, this couple would be walking on the white sand of Bradenton
Beach shores, but following Tropical Storm Debby, the white sand is gone, leaving
brown, gritty sand and broken sea shells in its place.
Islander Photos: Mark Young
Historic Bridge Street Pier sustains bulk of Debby's damage
By Mark Young
"All things considered, we fared pretty well," said
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale regarding
overall damage within the city sustained by Tropical
Public works director Tom Woodard said the bulk of
the storm's damage, which battered Anna Maria Island
for three days beginning June 23, focused around the
Historic Bridge Street Pier.
A total of nine boats broke from their Sarasota Bay
anchors and crashed into the pier at some point during
sustained high winds and surf.
By June 28, four boats had been removed from the
"Not all of them are moved yet," said Woodard,
who estimated the pier would be shut down for approxi-
mately two weeks to undergo repairs.
Woodard said not all of the boat owners have been
contacted, but those that were, "have been very proac-
tive in getting their stuff out of there. But there are
some boats, especially the ones underwater, that we
don't have information on yet."
Woodard also said two additional boats were sunk
in the channel and two more boats anchored in the bay
were sunk south of the pier.
"The two in the channel can be a problem," he
said. "That's the channel used by the Bridgetender and
the parasailing company, so they might have a prob-
lem getting in and out of there until those boats are
Five of the nine boats that hit the pier sank under
the pier and, as of June 28, work was initiated by the
city to move those boats away from the pier and into
Woodard estimates a complete shutdown of the pier
for two weeks due to a broken piling.
"The reason why I say two weeks is that one of the
concrete pilings is completely broken, but it is a priority
of ours to get the pier open. We've contacted some dock
companies and what they can do is splint the piling and
make it safe. Then my guys are already beginning to
repair the hand railings and planking so we can make
it safe for people."
Special said an engineer has already assessed the
damage and would write off the pier as being safe once
the broken piling is secured with the splint.
"From there, he will give us the OK to open the
pier," said Speciale. "I'd say two weeks is a fair assess-
ment. We are doing % \ i) \ tiling we can to get it open as
quickly as possible, but we also need to make sure it's
structurally sound before we open it for the safety of
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, on the Historic Bridge
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Mooring field not a mooring field
Special said there have been complaints from citi-
zens regarding the mooring field in Sarasota Bay, from
which the boats broke anchor and slammed the pier.
"What people need to know is that it's not a mooring
field at all," said Speciale. "I wish it was. I was pleasantly
surprised the day dock held up as well as it did, and very
surprised at the amount of boats that stayed anchored in
the bay. They must have been anchored well or we would
have had a lot more boats against the pier."
Special said the city has no authority to prohibit
boats from anchoring in the bay.
"They have every right to be there," he said. "The
state gave us the opportunity to create ordinances to
regulate the activity there, but we can't stop them from
being there. It's navigable water and they can anchor
anywhere they want. It's not a mooring field. I wish it
was. We would have fared much better because with a
mooring field they would have had something solid to
anchor to with pins."
Special said his department will do i\, telling_
they can to recoup city funds expended to remove the
boats from the boat owners, but it has been difficult
thus far to find a boat's owner with insurance. Some
boat owners have offered to sign their titles over to the
city, "but what are we going to with a wrecked boat?"
"Some boat owners are even signing over the titles
to whoever wants them," he said. "The bottom line is
that we are going to do whatever we can to recoup the
losses from the damage done by the boats."
Special had just returned from a June 28 Manatee
County Emergency Operations Center meeting at the
time he spoke to The Islander, and reported EOC was
gathering information to declare the county as a federal
"The state already has and Sarasota County already
has," said Speciale. "If the county is able to do that, then
it will open the door to go after federal money to pay
for the cleanup."
Woodard said the last time boats hit the pier, "The
cheapest to remove was $11,000 and the most expen-
sive was $21,000. So with nine boats, five of which are
sunk, we are looking at a price tag between $50,000-
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A groin at Cortez Beach under the surf was already closed to the public
due to safety concerns. Tropical Storm Debby made sure it would remain unus-
able. Manatee County already has plans and funding in place to replace the
groins. Islander Photo: Mark Young
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out almost 80 percent of the sea turtle nests on beaches from Anna Maria Island to the shore June 29following Tropical Storm Debby, while afew yards north, wave
Siesta Key, according to Mote Marine Laboratories. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin action took away the beach at 777 N. i .... Drive. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
TS Debby floods streets, erodes beaches
By Mark Young
Repairs to the Historic Bridge Street Pier and the
removal of wrecked boats around the pier will carry
Bradenton Beach's highest price tag, as a result of
Tropical Storm Debby.
Public works director Tom Woodard said no other
major damage was reported in the city, other than severe
beach erosion, which the county has continued to assess
as of presstime for The Islander.
"We held up pretty well considering," said Woo-
dard. "The erosion is the worst I've seen in this area
since the early 1990s. But there were no buildings
damaged and no damage on the bay other than cleanup
Flooding was an issue during the storm, especially
along Avenue A between 24th and 25th streets.
"It was heavily flooded, but that's a constant prob-
lem area for us," said Woodard. "It's the same area we
just did the stormwater project and I think that helped
a lot. But there was no permanent damage from the
flooding. The roads weren't damaged and there were
Woodard said other areas of the city had street
flooding issues, but he saw no erosion issues and no
"I think it would have been a bigger problem had
we not already taken steps to address flooding issues in
those areas," said Woodard. I i\ .l i i I operated like
it should have."
Woodard said Manatee County Natural Resources
Department Director Charlie Hunsicker was already
doing site inspections on Island shores.
"I do know he has been out on a number of site
visits and is aware of the erosion problems we had,"
said Woodard. "They are doing their inspection. I know
Katie Pierola Park took a bad hit, as well as a lot of other
Woodard said there isn't much of a stretch of
Bradenton Beach shoreline that didn't suffer from the
storm, "but we had significant damage to two beach-
access points that we just spent $50,000 on. They are
still intact, but a portion of them went out onto the
Woodard said the bulk of the work for his crew will
be focused on the pier, "and after that, it's just a lot of
By Rick Catlin
With an Island beach renourishment project
scheduled to begin in 2014, Manatee County Natural
Resources Department director Charlie Hunsicker is
concerned with beach erosion on Anna Maria Island
caused by Tropical Storm Debby.
First, however, Hunsicker and a team of coastal
engineers from Coastal Planning and Engineering of
Boca Raton, the county's beach renourishment consult-
ing firm, must do a complete survey of beach erosion
as a result of the storm.
"I've already taken a look at some areas," Hun-
"But we are going to check and see how well the
beaches performed, or not, with a complete marine
survey of the beaches," he said. "We have to do a
'before,' and 'after' survey of the condition of the
If the survey finds serious erosion took place, the
county might be eligible for federal emergency funds,
he said. The problem is getting on the eligibility list for
those funds, which come from the Federal Emergency
clean up. I think we fared pretty well. If the boats had
not hit the pier, we wouldn't be dealing with nearly as
much as we are dealing with now."
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
he hasn't seen beach erosion this significant since Hur-
ricane Elena in 1985.
"It was the same as this last storm was," he said.
"It just sat out in the Gulf and beat us up for days."
"It could take many months to establish eligibility,"
But there is a "possibility," Hunsicker said, that
eligibility might tie in with the planned Island renour-
ishment project that is slated to begin in 2014.
If any beach erosion was considered a "life-saving
issue," the county might be eligible for funds immedi-
ately, but that's not the case, he said.
Hunsicker said he hoped to begin the erosion survey
within the next 30 days and present it to the county
commission as soon as possible.
The before and after surveys of Island beaches is
needed quickly to get on the FEMA eligibility list, Hun-
The story in the June 27 Islander about the 2014-15
beach renourishment project and funding from the BP
Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010 to Florida
for environmental restoration should have stated that
Manatee County Natural Resources Department direc-
tor Charlie Hunsicker said all Florida counties, even
land-locked Okeechobee County, are included in the
state's coastal zone.
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Holmes Beach weathers Debby, some damages reported
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Teetering atop Martinique South, 5200 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is part of the
roof tropical storm winds stripped off the building June 25. Some of the mate-
rial fell onto resident Gillian Kendall's car in the parking lot. Islander Courtesy
Photos: Harold Britt
By Kathy Prucnell
Tropical Storm Debby whipped up winds that dam-
aged at least two buildings in Holmes Beach June 25
near the Gulf of Mexico.
Reporting significant damage from the storm in the
city were Timesaver, 5353 Gulf Drive, and Martinique
South, 5200 Gulf Drive.
Time Saver lost the front facade and overhang that
stretched the width of its building at about 3 a.m.
"It came out in one piece," said store manager
Mondher Kobrosly. "It not only pulled out the whole
facade, it pulled off part of the roof."
The store also lost cameras, lighting and signs, he
"According to people around here, they heard a big
bang. They thought it was a transformer," said Kobro-
He was thankful no one was injured, and also for
his friend and building contractor, Ted Geeraerts, who
enlisted help to board up the store's exposed front,
preventing further damage in the early morning hours
before Kobrosly arrived at 8:30 a.m.
Timesaver had remodeled a few months ago,
Later the same day, at approximately 6:45 p.m.,
winds stripped off a 50-by-45-foot section of the roof at
Martinique South, according to building superintendent
The roof blew off, and fell on top of the only car
in the parking lot at the time, according to Britt and the
car's owner, Martinique resident Gillian Kendall.
Kendall had been watching the storm from her
window, and said the Gulf's rising tides had taken away
100 feet of beach.
"It looked like the North Atlantic," she said, adding
she worried about the marked turtle nests she had
observed on the beach before the storm.
Britt said the storm also damaged air conditioner
compressors on the roof, caused water damage to six
units and blew out glass from windows and doors in
the community room.
The storm's high tides created flooding in portions
of the city despite the new stormwater system serving
areas from city hall to the north end of the city, accord-
ing to Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
"The tides have been super high," he said. "No
drainage system would have been able to handle them
Fifty-nine calls were logged in by West Mana-
tee Fire Rescue June 23-26, according to a WMFR
Due to TS Debby, calls on June 24 and June 25 were
higher than usual, according to WMFR Deputy Chief
Brett Pollock. Most weather-related calls involved util-
ity lines down, "arcing" and shorted electrical equip-
ment, he said.
'There may have been lots of flooding going on -
just no calls," said Pollock.
At WMFR's Station 1 in Holmes Beach, Lt. Jeff
Lonzo said Island firefighters handled numerous calls
June 24- 25.
On June 25, firefighters from Station 1 responded to
eight calls, including a child and dog locked in a car at
the north end of Anna Maria, power lines down, arcing
wires, medical assists and two structure fires, one on
Longboat Key and one on 70th Street, Holmes Beach,
No injuries or major damages were reported.
National Weather Service meteorologist Richard
Rude said a buoy offshore of Anna Maria Island mea-
sured peak gusts of 47 mph at 7:18 p.m. June 25. He said
rainfall measured 9.99 inches from a reporting station in
Bradenton from 2 p.m. June 21 to 2 p.m. June 26.
HB mayor misses Anna Maria
opening, praises his staff
Fact checking it's not only something for the
A memorandum from Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger sent to staff and media June 26 states,
"Holmes Beach was the only Island city open for busi-
ness Monday, June 25, during the storm."
However, one of the two other cities on Anna Maria
Island was open for business June 25.
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird said all depart-
ments and city hall were open regular hours June 25,
and fielding reports of "quite a bit of flooding" and
Islander reporter Rick Catlin visited Anna Maria
City Hall that day and confirmed city hall was open to
Bradenton Beach Deputy Clerk Tammy John-
son said that while Bradenton Beach city hall was
closed, its police and public works director were on
Bohnenberger who is running for re-election
Nov. 6 against challenger Carmel Monti sent the
erroneous information in a memo to his staff with
copies to the media.
In the memo, he also thanked his staff for a job well
done and for dedication to duty.
He said, "We can all be proud to have served our
city providing full service during the adverse storm con-
Ihis downed tree, the result of 15 ebby s high surf
and winds, was observed after the storm in an eroded
area of the shore on Perico Island near the Harbour
Isle condo development on Manatee Avenue. Islander
Photo: Kathy Prucnell
Wave and wind action from Tropical Storm Debby created this inlet, still present
as of June 29, on the beach in the 700 block of North si/. 'i* Drive, Anna Maria.
Tropical Storm Debby eroded the beach in front of this house at 777 N. i .... Drive,
Anna Maria, but took little beach away from the adjoining shore to the north, appar-
ently because the concrete porch and rocks at the house blocked waves from entering
the cove. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin
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Anna Maria drenched but unwounded by Debby
By Rick Catlin
Tropical Storm Debby dumped an estimated 8-10
inches of rain on Anna Maria June 23-25 and, predict-
ably, most of the city was flooded for several days, said
Mayor Mike Selby.
"But there wasn't any real damage to homes or
structures," he said.
Selby said he and public works supervisor George
McKay had no reports of homes damaged by wind or
"We had a lot of limbs that came down and lots of
streets flooded," the mayor said.
There were some downed Brighthouse Network
cable lines, he said, but no power lines or telephone
Selby said he and McKay inspected the city Sunday
evening, June 24, and were out in the pouring rain secur-
ing some of the fallen cable lines.
"We just secured them so they would not become
a danger to motorists," Selby said. "But we both took a
good soaking that night."
Most of the flooding was along North Shore Drive
and intersecting streets, he said, which is typical in Anna
Maria during rainy periods.
Because the rains came for several days, drainage
systems could not keep up with the downpour, Selby
said. Low-lying areas such as along North Shore Drive
and intersecting streets became lakes and streams for
several days, he said.
McKay and his crew were out June 24, putting up
signs advising motorists of high water on the roads.
Many of the city streets were still flooded June 26,
but bright sunshine June 27 began to reduce standing
Particularly hard hit was the 800 block of North
Shore Drive, McKay said.
The Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant weathered the
storm in good shape and no damage was reported by
manager Dave Sork to either the restaurant or the pier.
The pier was closed June 24, but reopened at 4 p.m.
Not so for the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive,
which is owned by the same entity that leases the city
Manager Dave Cochran said water backed up the
drainage pipes, forcing him to close the facility June
23. The utility lines for the pier run under the decking,
which often results in problems in a storm event.
By Friday, June 29, Cochran was calling workers
to come in for their shifts.
While the storm did no real physical damage, it
was a good practice session for everyone, Selby said.
City hall remained open Monday, June 25, despite the
"Imagine if this had been a real hurricane. We got
a chance to practice our emergency procedures. I hope
everyone in the city understands hurricane preparedness
and knows the evacuation route," he said.
One good thing came from Debby, according to the
Manatee County Utilities Department.
Many of the county's depleted water reservoirs were
replenished by the rains fromTS Debby, a spokesperson
for the department said.
West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price said
the storm eliminated much of the danger of wildfires
that can occur in April and May the height of the dry
season in Florida.
Manatee County Emergency Operations Director
Laurie Feagans opened the emergency operations center
on June 25 and briefed county and municipal officials
on what the storm was doing to the area.
"It was good practice for the real thing," Feagans
'There was a lot of flooding and some wind damage.
It was a pretty intense storm and I think everyone real-
ized what might have happened had it been a hurricane
striking our area," she said.
State has hotline for
The Florida Division of Emergency Management
business function has opened a private-sector hotline
for businesses, economic developments, organizations
and others in Florida to report any damages or losses
from Tropical Storm Debby
The hotline number is 850-410-1403.
20 E JULY 4, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
BB makes headway on LDC revisions
By Mark Young
At a June 26 joint meeting between Bradenton Beach
commissioners and members of the planning and zoning
board, the third and most difficult chapter of the
land-development code was the focus of the proposed
The city must complete the final revisions of the LDC
to come into compliance with the city's comprehensive
plan by the state-mandated October deadline.
Tom McCollum, of ZNS Engineering, is working
under contract with the city and with public building
official Steve Gilbert on the revisions, which have been
presented monthly to commissioners for a consensus of
approval or to once again make modifications.
Some LDC chapters are now in their eighth draft.
Two P&Z board members and three commission-
ers attended the meeting. Mayor John Shaughnessy was
absent with excuse and Vice Mayor Ed Straight was
unable to attend due to his nonprofit Wildlife Inc. being
overwhelmed with injured animals and birds attributed
to Tropical Storm Debby.
"Chapter 3, so far, is the most redrafting we've done,"
said McCollum. "In both the current and draft ordinance,
there are 12 districts, however, the SUD district has been
replaced by the PD overlay district."
McCollum said there will no longer be land within
the city zoned SUD, "and the draft ordinance also deletes
the long and cumbersome allowable uses chart, as well
as the density and lot, yard and bulk regulations chart."
McCollum said both charts were long and difficult
to use and, in the new revisions, each individual zoning
district is summarized in one or two pages, "so the reader
is not required to flip through many pages to locate spe-
The ideas, McCollum said, are "if someone comes
in wanting to build something, city staff can hand them a
page or two that will have i \ i) lting required, so we are
making something that is difficult and prone for people
to make honest mistakes, easier to use."
Within quasi-governmental districts, McCollum said
the revisions comply with the comprehensive plan, but it
"also gives the city commission and planning commis-
sion the ability to approve things by special permit. So,
an tlling going on in those districts, you will be seeing
McCollum said the revisions will hopefully make it
easy for city staff and residents alike.
"As you know, Bradenton Beach is very eclectic,
which is part of the charm of the Island," he said. "So
trying to capture that and allow that uniqueness to con-
tinue is what we want."
The focus of the meeting turned to zoning regulations
related to building heights, lot coverage, setbacks and
Newly sworn in P&Z member John Burs made some
immediate contributions to the revisions, questioning the
new code's intention of including the city's addressing
system with the county's E911 addressing system.
"We had a problem before with county EMS get-
ting lost," said Gilbert, but Burs pointed out that tying
into the county's addressing system would mean the city
would lose its addressing rights and would have to change
its system when the county did.
Several more changes were recommended to McCol-
*i n I
John Burns is sworn in
June 26 as a member
of the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning
Board by code enforce-
ment officer Gail
Garneau prior to a joint
meeting of P&Z mem-
bers and city commis-
continue to work toward
finalizing the city's land-
development code before
a state-mandated Octo-
ber deadline. Islander
Photo: Mark Young
lum, and the next joint meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m.
Tuesday, July 30 at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf
For now, "All we need is a consensus of what we
discussed to move forward," said Gilbert.
announces new hire
By Kathy Prucnell
Retired Longboat Key building official and Holmes
Beach resident John Fernandez will now be on call to
help the city with Federal Emergency Management
Agency building requirements.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger announced
the hire last week, saying it is due to the "apparent bla-
tant disregard for FEMA rules by one contractor and the
potential impact on our city flood insurance discount."
In a memorandum dated June 30, Bohnenberger said
he and public works superintendent Joe Duennes recog-
nize the FEMA problem "has been a major concern."
The issue came to a head in the city's review of an
application for substantial improvements to a property
at 303 68th St., which, according to Bohnenberger, has
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Holmes Beach mayor, commissioners clash over FAR
By Kathy Prucnell
It's a law Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
wants state legislators to change.
In a June 26 memorandum from the mayor to media
and commissioners, it's his reason for opposing floor-area
City commissioners voted 3-2 to adopt FARs at their
June 12 meeting. FARs will limit the square footage of
new residential construction based on lot size.
"I'm very concerned about the application of FAR
to R-2 and all zoning districts," wrote Bohnenberger.
"(FAR) was spawned by a commit-
tee established to (address) rental issues.
That alone could trigger a challenge to
our existing short-term rental code," he
stated in the memo, in apparent refer-
ence to legal advice that a change in
Bohnenberger the city's short-term regulations could
void all existing regulations if a legal
challenge were to prevail.
Various "focus groups," including a building code
focus group recommending FARs, were established in
January and led by commissioners to find solutions for
citywide problems relating to garbage, noise, parking,
builders and rental agents undermining city codes, and
the resulting loss of the "old Florida" style character
revered by many residents and visitors.
The Bohnenberger memo also called for a voter
referendum on FARs and asks the commission to first
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davits that were deemed questionable. We engaged an
independent appraiser and cost estimator to review the
package," wrote Bohnenberger.
"The review found that the information provided was
not convincing that the project could be built within the
50 percent rule."
FEMA requires the city to monitor construction
projects so that homes are built with safeguards against
hazards due to flooding.
FEMA guidelines and the city's ordinance limit the
cost of ground-level remodeling to 50 percent of a resi-
dential structure's appraised value.
According to building inspector Bob Shaffer, after
any such project is complete, the city ordinance prohibits
additional improvements within a calendar year.
An exception to the rule allows replacement if the
home is rebuilt with the living area elevated above the
base flood level.
City building permits are issued based on appraisals
as well as owner and contractor affidavits that attest the
cost will not exceed 50 percent of the structure's value.
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consider other solutions, such as a parking space for each
bedroom, minimum room sizes, and a "hefty impact fee"
for more than three bedrooms as, the memo states, "the
path of least resistance for a legal challenge."
"Why didn't he say so at the meeting," said Com-
missioner Pat Morton," where he was one of three com-
missioners voting in favor of FAR, including a .30 FAR
in the R-2 zone.
Morton said the decision to go forward with FARs was
a "consensus" and that ordinances were not yet drafted on
FARs. Even though he said he favors them, he isn't "100
percent in favor." In his opinion, it's a "double-edged sword"
that could cause the city problems, he said.
"Why is he so dogmatic about getting things to the
press?" he asked, saying he'd like to hear more about
Bohnenberger's impact fee idea.
Commissioners Jean Peelen and David Zaccagnino
also voted in favor of FARs at the prior meeting. Zac-
cagnino did not return a call for comment.
Peelen said she did not see a problem with the state's
preemption of the vacation rental regulations. She said,
FARs would not impacts these regulations.
She questioned Bohnenberger's reason as to why the
groups were formed.
"I think it's factually inaccurate," Peelen said. Her
focus group was charged with determining whether "any-
thing needed to be changed in the code ... to address the
big house problem," she said.
The law in question, approved by Gov. Rick Scott in
June 2011, provides: "A local law, ordinance or regula-
tion may not restrict the use of vacation rentals, prohibit
vacation rentals or regulate vacation rentals based solely
on their classification, use or occupancy."
City attorney Patricia Petruff has told commissioners
that a change in short-term rental regulations could void
existing regulations if a legal challenge were to prevail.
In her April 30 review of short-term rental recommen-
dations, she stated, "if the city chooses to establish FAR
limits, they can only be established for all housing in resi-
dential districts, and not solely for short-term rentals."
HB mayoral challenger announces platform
By Kathy Prucnell
While the current mayor of Holmes Beach believes
"it's too early" to talk about a platform, his challenger is
Carmel Monti, looking to unseat Holmes Beach
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger in the Nov. 6 city election,
has announced his platform.
Bohnenberger said, "I don't have a platform. It is too
early." He said an early platform gives people more time
to "pick it apart."
Monti, on the other hand, identified "major issues"
on which is running his campaign:
Tightening and enforcing building laws.
Monti is critical of loopholes that allow builders to work
outside the spirit and intent of the vision for the Island.
"We do not want to become a Daytona Beach resort
community. We have a reputation of being a destination
place where the tourists have been able to coexist with
the local residents. This has changed and continues to
change with no restraints," according to Monti.
He favors tightening and clarifying laws to eliminate
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the loopholes, as well as the city's enforcement and may-
oral support for modified laws.
Scrutinizing demolition and rebuilding.
Inconsistent actions and wide latitude of interpreta-
tion of current rules have resulted in confusion and poor
decision-making in demolitions and building, according
Establishing open communication and responsive
"Residents should have an open forum to vent their
grievances. The city council and mayor need to be respon-
sive to letters and e-mails. I personally wrote two letters
to the city and never received the common courtesy of a
reply," according to Monti.
Asked for comment on his challenger's platform,
Bohnenberger said, "I have no comments on it."
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Parrish 8-year-old raises roof for Island Time patrons
By Mark Young
Move over Shirley Temple. Step aside Miley Cyrus.
There could be a new child star blazing her way to the
heights of fame, and her humble beginnings will one day
be traced back to Anna Maria Island.
Giana Bisceglia, 8, and her Parrish family were
having dinner at Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, while the Russ Adams Project was
playing on stage.
Giana looked at her mom and said, "I want to sing
with the band."
Mom, Jen Bisceglia, was a little shocked, but let
Giana approach the band to ask if it would be OK.
"I know she can sing," said Jen. "She sang last
summer in Los Angeles at a competition and took first
runner-up. But singing with a band compared to a CD is
a different thing."
Russ Adams, band leader, didn't know that when he
asked Giana if she could sing and, to be sure, he asked
Giana to sing him a "little something."
Giana complied and Adams was impressed. He asked
her if she knew pop-singing sensation Adele's "Rolling
in the Deep."
Confidently, Giana said she did and, without
rehearsal, the band launched into the popular song with
Giana at the microphone.
Heads turned. People walked into the restaurant off the
street. About a quarter of the \ a) ihlliu ugih the song, people
were clapping, hollering, \ Iintliihng and, most important of
all, listening to Giana, all the while smiling.
"I love to see people smile and clap when I sing,"
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Dante Tilelli is excited the last week of the
school year to find his handmade handprint tile
at Anna Maria Elementary. Each year, every
student makes a handprint tile during his or her
first year at AME. The Hicks family hangs each
tile on the school walls, and the final tiles were
displayed for new 2011-12 students just before
summer vacation. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-
said Giana. "It lets me know not to be nervous and that
people like me. I do get nervous when I sing, but it's OK
to be nervous."
Giana has returned to Island Time three times to per-
form the Adele song her favorite. It has been such a
successful venture that the band is now working with
Giana to incorporate her into more songs.
Even though her mom has heard her daughter per-
form, it was in a different environment, and she too was
surprised to hear what came out of Giana's mouth at
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"I looked up and saw this itty-biddy body on stage
and couldn't believe what was coming out of her mouth,"
Most who heard Giana sing were equally shocked,
with whispers of "I thought she was a woman when I
heard her," making its way through the crowd.
Turning to see this adorable little 8-year-old on stage
matching note for note what Adele herself does seemed
to send the crowd into a higher state of enjoyment.
Jen said she knew Giana had something special when
she was approximately 5, when Giana was able to mimic
country superstar Martina McBride. But Giana's memory
goes back a little further.
"I really started to sing when I was 2," she said.
"Singing makes me happy and I hope I can be a singer
when I grow up."
As long as she keeps loving it, mom is just fine with
"She really does love it," said Jen. "She's going to
be in a production of Beauty and the Beast this summer
in Tampa and she definitely wants to sing with the Russ
Adams Project again at Island Time."
The band will appear at Island Time July 4 and July
13, and Giana may join them, her mom said.
"As long as she loves it, we'll focus on her dream.
But I won't be one of those moms who push," she said.
If she stops loving it, we'll stop doing it."
AM continues dock,
By Rick Catlin
Commissioners reopened a public hearing June 28
on an ordinance establishing conditions for construction
of docks at canalfront properties, and for parking criteria
in the commercial and retail-office-residential districts.
Woodland said the commission has been discussing
this ordinance for five months and not one member of the
public has appeared to support allowing boathouses and
boat covers at a dock.
"The people I've spoken with don't want boat-
houses," he said.
Commissioners also discussed changes made to the
ordinance at the direction of the commission by city
planner Alan Garrett that allows dock owners to rent one
space at their dock to a non-resident, and that parking
has to be "on-site," unless alternate parking is available
within 300 feet of the property.
Woodland claimed the ordinance was getting more
complicated at every hearing, but Webb said this ordi-
nance involves a policy change, which is time-consum-
"We've done a 180-degree turn on boathouses,"
Webb said. "It takes time to flush these things out."
Rather than vote at the meeting, Webb said he wanted
to see the proposed changes in writing.
Commissioners asked Garrett to include language
that clearly states the developer of a project will provide
sidewalks, and such language should be in both parking
ordinances Chapter 90 and 91 Webb said.
Garrett also was directed to write a definition of
riparian rights into the ordinance.
The hearing was continued to 6 p.m. Thursday, July
12, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 4, 2012 0 23
Time nears for Anna Maria charter review
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby reminded com-
missioners at the end of their June 28 meeting that a
charter review committee would be formed in the near
future. The charter requires a committee review every
Sfive years, and the last committee met
Selby said there are some gaps in
the charter, particularly how long an
appointed commissioner serves.
Former Commissioner Tom Apos-
Selby poros, who chaired the 2003 and 2008
charter review committees, spoke
briefly and said the charter was "for-
i -'- ward thinking," and the "gaps" Selby
_A 0 referred to were easily fixed.
He said the term of the commis-
sioner appointed by the commission to
replace the commissioner who becomes
SueLynn commission chair and thus the mayor
following the 2012 general election is
an "extraordinary situation."
The charter specifies that if there were no candidates
for mayor as is the case in 2012 the new commis-
sion elects a chair and that person automatically becomes
mayor of the city. That means, however, that the com-
missioner named mayor loses the right to vote on the
At the same time, the charter calls for the remaining
four commissioners to "appoint" a fifth commissioner,
then elect a commission chair and vice chair.
Another "situation" is that former elected officials
need to wait one year before running for office, Apospo-
"That does not refer to a former elected official being
appointed to the commission," he noted.
City attorney Jim Dye said he was preparing a list
of "options" for consideration by the current commis-
sioners to undertake to resolve some of the charter
questions. His list will be presented at the July 12
Commissioner SueLynn, also formerly mayor, said
she would like the mayor to have a vote in any new char-
"But that would mean the mayor couldn't talk to
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Selby suggested that, because the commission will
have to appoint a fifth commissioner at its post-election
November organizational meeting, the city should now
seek interested people.
Dye said there is "wisdom in the process (of appoint-
ing a commissioner) to create transparency. I think the
formal process is a good idea, but people can still put
their hat in the ring."
Webb said that the city's website should contain
information for anyone interested in being an appointed
"I think we should get the word out now for anyone
who wants to be a commissioner, although this may be
By Rick Catlin
The Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria, has asked Anna Maria commissioners to consider
updating the alcoholic beverage section of its codes to
allow service of alcoholic beverages other than just beer
Owner Jason Suzor wrote to Mayor Mike Selby June
18 requesting a review of the current code.
Suzor said the code's restriction that a restaurant can
sell only beer or wine is narrow in scope because beer and
wine have the same effect on people as other alcoholic
Only two establishments in the city are able to serve
alcoholic beverages other than beer and wine, Suzor
If the ordinance is amended, it would affect only six
restaurants in Anna Maria.
At present, Suzor said, all six "are only eligible for
the 4COP licenses through the state of Florida, which
presently costs up to $200,000" to obtain.
"The 4COP license is not cheap," he said, noting
there presently is one available in Manatee County for
Additionally, the number of 4COP licenses per county
is controlled by the state, not the local government.
He said the Waterfront Restaurant "complies with
every other aspect of the current ordinance. We are a
FULL LIQUOR STORE LIQUOR-BEER-WINE
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just a one-year term," Webb said.
The 2003 charter approved by the electorate estab-
lished a city commission-mayor form of government and
removed the mayor as a voting member of the commis-
SueLynn was mayor during the 2003 charter change
and recommended its approval.
Dye said, however, that the first order of business
for the commission is to establish the length of term for
the appointed commissioner. He said he would study
the charter to ensure this can be accomplished by ordi-
Any substantive changes to the charter, such as
allowing the mayor to have a vote, must be approved
by the electorate, Dye reminded the commission.
fully-established restaurant with a food-to-alcoholic bev-
erages ratio of 80 percent to 20 percent."
The city ordinance only requires that a minimum
of 60 percent of revenue be derived from food sales, he
"The feedback from our patrons on the subject is
that many hesitate, and sometimes do not join us to dine,
because we are unable to serve them alcoholic beverages
other than beer and wine," Suzor concluded.
He said he wrote Anna Maria building official Bob
Welch a similar letter in March 2011.
"Welch has been great. I believe he understands the
problems here. I'm only asking the commission to review
the ordinance to see if it needs to be updated," Suzor
He said he would ask Commission Chair Chuck
Webb to place discussion of the code on the agenda for
a future commission work session.
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24 E JULY 4, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Indoor soccer sharpens skills, cools players, fans
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Summer is officially here, along with high tempera-
tures, high humidity and soccer in the cool gym at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
There's no better way to battle the heat and sharpen
a player's soccer skills than indoor soccer.
It's demanding fast, end-to-end action that requires
players to sub in and out of the game on the fly in order
to maintain the game's pace. Players get a lot of ball
touches on a perfectly level, fast surface, which helps
them improve in all facets of the game.
The center has nine teams registered in three divi-
sions, including two for ages 5-7, four teams in the 8-10
age group, and three in the 11-13 division. The season
runs throughout the summer with games played Monday,
Wednesday and Friday evenings.
The action got started last week as Gettel Toyota took
on Beach Bums in an 8-10 division match June 27. Gettel
came away with a solid 4-2 victory behind the stellar play
of goalie Tuna McCracken and solid defense from David
Daigle, Anna Gonzalez and Rain Cooper.
Offensively, Gettel was led by Sam Bowers, who
scored two goals, while Daigle and Lilah Bowers each
added a goal.
Beach Bums was led by Luke Marvin, who scored
both goals in the loss.
The second 8-10 division game of the week saw LaP-
ensee Plumbing sink Beach Bistro 5-3 June 29. Tyler
Brewer and Preston Plambeck scored two goals each to
lead LaPensee, which also received one goal from Sean
O'Reilly in the victory.
Jayse Berzowski scored two goals to lead Beach
Bistro, which also received one goal from Andrew Bur-
gess in the loss.
Eat Here won a pair of games to kick off the 11-13
division action, opening the season with an 8-1 victory
over Air & Energy June 27 behind three goals from
Shelby Morrow and two goals each from Dylan Joseph
and Nika Ukhurgunasvilli. Brooke Capparelli completed
the Eat Here scoring with one goal.
Stephen Whyte scored the lone goal for Air & Energy
on a nice pass from Nicole Sewall in the loss.
Eat Here slipped past a short-handed Waterfront team
3-1 during action June 29. Dylan Joseph led the way with
two goals, while Shelby Morrow added one goal.
Ryan Fellowes scored for the Waterfront.
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Another season of NFL adult coed flag football also
got started last week at the center. The league has eight
teams and a schedule of games on Thursday evenings
throughout the summer.
Miller Electric Chargers got the season off to a "posi-
tive" start June 28 with a 39-27 victory over Beach to
Bay Construction Saints. Quarterback Charles Buky led
the way by completing 16 of 23 passes for 263 yards and
six touchdown passes. Jordan Pritchard was his favorite
target, with eight catches for 122 yards and three touch-
down receptions. Eric Gledhill added four catches for
69 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point.
Chuck McCracken finished with three catches for 38
yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while
Robert Kasten finished with two catches for 24 yards and
a touchdown reception.
Gledhill led the Charger defensive effort with five
flag pulls, while Pritchard, McCracken and Matt Ray
each added three flag pulls to the victory.
Larry Berkery led the Saints with 17 pass comple-
tions for 195 yards, three touchdown passes and a five-
yard touchdown run. Jason Mickan caught seven passes
for 81 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point,
while Don Purvis finished with six catches for 54 yards,
a touchdown and two extra points.
Tony Soletti and Purvis paced the Saint defense with
three pulls each in the loss.
Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings edged Sato Real Estate
Browns 27-20 in the second game of the evening behind
244 passing yards and four touchdown passes from
quarterback Ryan Moss. Brent Moss caught six passes
for 126 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra
point, while Jonathan Moss finished with six catches for
86 yards, a touchdown and two extra points to lead the
Browns receivers. Ed Moss completed the scoring for the
Browns with a 27-yard touchdown reception.
Caleb Roberts paced the defense with three flag pulls,
while Ryan Moss and Brent Moss each had interceptions
in the victory.
Jason Sato threw for 181 yards and three touchdown
passes to lead the Browns offensive output. Nick Sato
led the Browns receiving corps with six catches for 86
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yards, while Scott Rudacille added three catches for 25
yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points.
Troy Shonk finished with four catches for 67 yards and
a touchdown, while Lexi Braxton completed the Browns
scoring with a five-yard touchdown reception in the
Rudacille's four flag pulls and four quarterback sacks
from JT Goode paced the Browns defensive effort, which
also received an interception from Shonk.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins defeated Jessie's Island
Store Jets 40-25 in the third game of the evening. Tim
Shaughnessy completed 11 passes for 141 yards and
a pair of touchdowns. Frank Agnelli scored a pair of
touchdowns and finished with 60 receiving yards, while
Brianna Shaughnessy added four catches for 31 yards,
including a touchdown and an extra point. Pat Calvary
threw for 38 yards, rushed for 20 yards and added 92
receiving yards for the Dolphins.
Calvary and Tim Shaughnessy led the defense with
two interceptions apiece in the victory.
Matt Piermarini completed 16 of 26 passes for 244
yards and three touchdown passes to Adam Mott, who
finished with eight catches for 132 yards. Robert Man-
drine completed the Jets scoring with a 12-yard touch-
Mott paced the Jets defense with five flag pulls, while
Jason Garden added two pulls and an interception.
Duffy's Tavern Raiders recorded a 47-13 blowout
victory over Slim's Place Titans in the last game of the
evening behind five touchdown passes and 221 passing
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Number of false crawls: 184
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Half of AMI sea turtle nests destroyed by Debby
By Mark Young
In the battle of Debby vs. Debbie, it was Tropical
Storm Debby that did the most damage, while it was
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring
volunteer and board member Debbie Basilius who would
deliver the good news June 27.
Walking her section of beach in Anna Maria June
27, Basilius recorded the first of nine loggerhead sea
turtle nests found that day, renewing optimism within
the AMITW group dampened by Tropical Storm Debby
during its three-day visit.
The storm claimed as many as 90 of the 180 nests
accounted for by AMITW before the storm, according to
executive director Suzi Fox. Debby's outer bands began
pounding Anna Maria Island shores June 23, finally
relenting overnight June 27.
The first sign of sun and calm surf, as well as the
discovery of nine new nests, sent spirits soaring among
AMITW staff and volunteers.
"It has been a rough few days," said Fox. "I had 27
nests in my section between 26th Street and Cortez Road
and I'm fairly positive I lost every single one of them.
We lost a lot of sand. I saw parts of an old seawall on my
section that I haven't seen since 1996."
Fox said nests can sustain brief periods of water rush-
ing over them, "but standing water is the little devil for
them and there were a lot of nests that were under water
for a long time."
Although, Fox remained upbeat.
"Right now we are trying to find where those nests
were and stranger things have happened," she said.
"There have been times when we have been able to save
eggs. There was even a time last year where we found
eggs floating in the water, planted them in the sand and
they ended up hatching."
Fox predicted that after the storm left the area, a
flurry of nesting would begin. This year's nesting season
was on pace to set a record for the number of nests docu-
mented, but Debby may have the final say.
Fox said volunteers were able to save more than 20
loggerhead nests and a green turtle nest, a rarity on AMI
"Between the nests we still have, the nests we saved
Tropical Storm Debby washed out this sea turtle nest
on the shore in Anna Maria. According to Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox, an
estimated 90 nests were lost or destroyed by the storm.
Islander Photo: Peggy Nash
and the new nests showing up, there is reason to be opti-
mistic," said Fox. "We fared as well as we did because of
beach renourishment. If these beaches didn't get renour-
ished, I fear it may have been much worse, not only for
the turtles, but I believe we may have lost some structures
Fox said the bayside nests all survived, but represent
a small portion of the overall nesting activity. The bayside
averages about a dozen nests a year.
"All we can do now is stay positive," she said.
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toring volunteer Debbie Basilius, right, marks off a
new nest found June 27 on the beach by the Sandbar
Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. AMITW
executive director Suzi Fox records the eggs in the nest.
Islander Photo: Mark Young
Anglers await calm, clear waters after storm
By Capt. Danny Stasny
As Anna Maria Island recovers from Tropical Storm
Debby, backwater fishers await calmer, clearer waters.
With vast amounts of freshwater draining from the
Manatee and Hillsborough rivers, the usual green and
turquoise bay and inland waters surrounding Anna Maria
Island mostly resemble the color of coffee.
Under these conditions, the usual spots to find fish
may not live up to expectations. But you can spend a
couple of days while you await the settling of stormwater
runoff scouting the local waters to get a handle on where
the fish are congregating. Then once the water clears up,
you'll already know where to go.
The same applies for catching bait. With so much
fresh water mixed with the usual saltwater, you may
have to do a little searching to find shiners. It's probably
time to switch to a 1/4-inch mesh net, too, if you haven't
Moving offshore may be a wise move to find better
salinity levels -especially with the opening of gag grou-
per season, which began July 1. Yes, the long-waited
season opening is finally here and with good reason.
Catch-and-release gag grouper action remains strong
both inshore and offshore. Live baits, such as pinfish,
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Remember, the recreational bag limit for gag grouper
is two per person per day. The minimum size limit is 22
inches overall with the tail pinched.
The tarpon status is undetermined as of now. Before
the storm, the fish were scattered throughout the beaches
and passes. Average daily catch was one or two fish
jumped, with the occasional fish being brought to the
boat. Hopefully, once the waters clear up, the silver kings
will get organized and targetable in schools in the upcom-
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion recently voted to extend the closure of recreational
harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters for another
year. This closure was extended to offer additional recov-
ery time for the species after the 2010 cold kill. The Gulf
of Mexico recreation season was scheduled to reopen
Sept. 1, 2012, but the new opening date will be in Sep-
During the extended snook season closure, anglers
can continue to practice catch-and-release techniques.
To ensure the snook's chances are good for surviving
the catch, return fish to the water as quickly as possible.
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with wet hands, supporting the fish in a horizontal posi-
tion while out of water and avoid holding the fish by the
gill plate and handling the eyes or jaw.
While the snook season closure news limits the local
catch, the FWC has decided to permanently extend the
north Florida bay scallop season by two weeks. The rec-
reational season that started July 1 and was scheduled to
close Sept. 11, will now end Sept. 25.
Bay scallops can be recreationally harvested in Gulf
of Mexico waters from the Pasco-Hernando County line
northward to the west bank of the Mexico Beach canal
in Bay County. Bag limit is two gallons of whole bay
scallops or one pint of meat per person per day.
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By Rick Catlin
Sandbar adds sushi
At the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, chef Will Manson has recently added a nightly
sushi menu to its traditional fare.
The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bra-
denton Beach, also one of the trio of the Chiles group
of restaurants with the Sandbar, added sushi to its menu
several weeks ago.
The third restaurant in the trio is Mar Vista on Long-
For more information, call 941-778-0444.
Hotline for Debby damages
Florida's Division of Emergency Management busi-
ness functions has opened a private-sector hotline for
businesses, economic development organizations and
others from throughout the state to report damages,
losses, closings, impediments to reopening or any other
issues of concern to businesses related to Tropical Storm
The BradentonArea Convention and Visitors Bureau
is assisting the DEM in providing area businesses with
the hotline number.
To report damages, businesses are asked to call 8
a.m.-7 p.m. to 850-410-1403, or e-mail EOC-ESF18@
AMI chamber reschedules
breakfast, lunch meetings
Due to inclement weather resulting from Tropical
Storm Debby that struck Anna Maria Island last week,
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has reor-
ganized its schedule of monthly networking events.
The chamber's monthly network luncheon for July is
now 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Feast
restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are
required. Members are requested to bring a guest.
The chamber's monthly Sunrise Breakfast will be
7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the AMI Beach
Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Breakfast is $8 and reservations are requested.
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For more information or to make a reservation for
either event, call 941-778-1541, or go to the chamber's
website at www.annamariaislandchamber.org.
LBK chamber plans lunch
The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key
Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly network
luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the
Holiday Inn Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive.
Guest speaker is Lee Silverstein, owner of Tampa
Bay Job Coach, who will discuss the do's and don't of
the Linkedin professional network.
Cost of the luncheon is $20 and reservations are
For more information, call 941-383-2466.
New to the AMI chamber
New member businesses of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce that joined in June include:
Waly Precision Painting, 1412 Second St. W., Bra-
denton, Waly Zemp.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay
Shore Road, Sarasota, Pam Fendt.
Bell Graphics Advertising and Design, 10226 46th
Ave. W., Bradenton, Louise Bell Shuman.
The Sign Factory, 6600 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
ton, Jay Dee Jackson.
FHM Homes LLC, Russ Torshkoev, 941-737-
Levin Financial Group, 1990 Main St., No. 750,
Sarasota, Jeffrey Nickse.
Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club, 4260 Ironwood
Circle, Bradenton, Joel King.
Mary Kay consultant-Susan Tyson, 14763 Ave. E.,
Bradenton, Susan Tyson.
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yards from quarterback Chris Gillum. Kevin Gregorich's
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BIKE SEATS: $5 each, 26-inch Titan Trail Blazer,
needs repair, $15, Interdynamics Nu-Tech Ultra
12-volt power inflator, $10. 941-761-1415.
PATIO TABLE, CHAIRS, umbrella stand, $50,
Flat-screen monitor, speakers, keyboard, $75.
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.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9 a.m.-noon Tues-
days and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday only.
All clothing half-price in July. Closed in August.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, July 7.
Lots of great stuff you need. 598 N. Shore Drive,
ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE to benefit SOLVE: 8
a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
July 7-8. Inside Sts. Peter and Paul parish center,
2850 75th St. W., Bradenton.
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 7.
Multi-family. 7606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
July 7. Yard tools, plants, furniture, lots of stuff!
505 69th St., Holmes Beach.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified on Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!
FOUND: RING, 22nd Street and Avenue B, Bra-
denton Beach. Call 970-209-0167.
LOST MEDALLION: COPPER St. Michaels on
beach behind Sunset Cove, Holmes Beach.
Extreme sentimental value, reward offered. 813-
LOST: SET OF keys with car remote, lost at
Manatee Public Beach on June 11. Please, call
if found, 317-439-4698.
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on
beach between 64th and 65th St., Holmes Beach.
Please claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
L'il LULU! RESCUED AND available for adoption.
8-10 year-old Pekinese mix, adorable, cuddly,
needs a good home. She is blind, but she follows
and maneuvers well! 941-896-6701.
STUNNING YOUNG DOG for adoption: Pit-mix,
light cream color, shots, spayed, microchipped.
2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-
year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
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BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
1997 GRADY WHITE 21-foot walk around,
Yamaha 175-hp. One owner, excellent condition.
Asking $10,500. Call 941-778-4837.
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,
EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE agent. AMI
Beaches Real Estate. "Old Florida with a
NEED OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE person. Gen-
erally, once a week clean up. 941-447-1506.
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.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustwor-
thy, fun and reliable 17-year-old. Own transporta-
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941-
NICOLE AND JENNA'S kid and pet services.
Babysitting, dog sitting and walking. Call Jenna,
863-529-2304, Nicole, 941-320-7981.
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.
The Islander is the best news in town and the
best classified and service advertising!
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 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-
IN-HOME CARE: Two-three days per week.
Appointments, meals, light housekeeping. Excel-
lent Island references. 941-726-8000.
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.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR service pro-
vides quality computer repair services to all its
customers. Contact Anthony Mitchell, cell, 941-
592-7714 or home, 941-727-6780.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing seeks storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make
dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
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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.
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941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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Lawn care PLUS native plants, jf>
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup
Call Junior, 807-1015
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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, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 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.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
f MWIML. W 04
2/2 End Unit. Gorgeous views with updated kitchen
and comfortably furnished. $569,000
Second House from the Beach
Could be the perfect beach house with a little
TLC. Large 2BR/2.5 baths. Large Florida/
Sunroom, Office/Study. Oversized garage.
11 IB Spectacular
SR. views from this
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Nor an3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
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-
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RIVERFRONT STEAL RARE PERICO VILLA
Incredible 2BR/2BA on Manatee 2BR/2BA with a den and
River. $114,900. Call Lori Guerin garage priced to sell $269,900
941-773-3415 or Carmen Call Josh Petitt, Realtor, 231-
Pedota 941-284-2598, Realtors. 330-2083.
Pretty Gulf views from light,
bright, updated 2BR/2BA
condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $289,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
6BR/4BA, boat lift and
dock. Newer construction,
spectacular bayfront. $799,900
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415
or Carmen Pedota, 941-284-
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PERICO BAYFRONT BAYSHORE GARDENS
Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful 3BR/2BA updated, light and
updates. Easy to see. bright. Fenced yard. A steal at
$317,000. Call Josh Petitt, $105,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Realtor, 231-330-2083. Broker, 941-773-3966.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
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, handy-
man, 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-
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our
secure server? Check it out at www.islander.
For professional real
estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
at Mike Norman Realty,
HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off"2004-2006" PRICES
Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Tr Advisor)
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Liz Codola, Realtor 941-812-3455
HAQOLD SMALL REALTOR.
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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
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/1BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bridge
Street area, Bradenton beach, 1,000 sf and up.
PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY rental. 3BR/3BA,
private pool, beautifully furnished. Call 941-795-
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Adorable
efficiency available monthly, January-April 2013.
$1,200/month. 908-850-6086. Photos avail-
1 BR/1BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage
annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call
Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real
WATERFRONT TWO BEDROOM townhouse
with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool,
patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months
plus. $925/month plus utilities. No pets. Call 941 -
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage,
both annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call
Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: 2BR/2BA or
3BR/2BA, Holmes Beach house preferred. Ref-
erences available. September occupancy, 941-
BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfurnished
annual rental. 2BR/2BA with den, pool, boat lift,
two-car garage. Don't miss this gem! $2,500/
month. Credit check required. Available Sept.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, central heat/air
conditioning, all appliances, close to beach, clean
and comfortable, $900/month. 941-745-0407.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE: Private entrance, open
living, dining, vaulted cedar ceilings, Pergo floor.
Lanai, large master, double sinks in master bath,
lush landscaping, community recreational facili-
ties, fishing pier on bay! Washer, dryer hook up.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1 BR/1 BA upstairs apartment
near Sandbar restaurant, $550/month. First, last,
and security deposit required. Call Sato Real
Estate, Inc., 941-778-2291.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Vacation rental. Turnkey fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA, garage, kayak launch out back.
Summer, $1,200/month, November-December,
$1,800 month, seasonal, $2,600-$2,800/month.
Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
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: 1 BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave.
Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at
REDUCED TO $499,000! ($239/sf) Holmes
Beach home, quality built and priced for quick
sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy
beaches. No reasonable offer refused! Questions,
309-642-7370. View virtual tour: www.srqmedia-
OWN PARADISE: $13,700! 2BR/2BA mobile
home. Great shape with water view. Boat slips,
RV storage available. Near outlet mall, fitness
center, fishing pier, tennis, five pools, four club-
houses, full activity calendar. 567 Bayshore Drive
in Colony Cove. Contact Seth, 941-722-7874.
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.
LARGE 100 x 290-foot waterfront lot on Warner's
Bayou in Bradenton. Direct access to the Mana-
tee River. #L4634885. $325,000. WebPro Realty,
Jon Kent. 941-920-0832.
ELEVATED BEACH HOUSE with killer pool.
Nestled in the heart of Anna Maria. Reduced to
$499,000. Call or text Tyler, 941-725-0274, for
more information and photos.
LOT: Commercial and/or residential. Zoned ROR.
In the heart of Anna Maria short walk to Gulf or
bay. Dock included. $ 399,000, without dock,
$349,000. 407 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Owner/
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
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ELEMENT OF SURPRISE By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz
1 Went easy on
7 Went 90, say
11 Pop's relative?
21 Media executive
22 Mobile info
23 Every chemical
element has one
25 Stalks in a soup
27 "Tough actin"
28 Ginger cookie
30 Eye salaciously
32 2012 Mark Wahlberg
34 Load to bear
36 Present from birth
37 Antlered animal
40 Worrisome Arctic
42 anglais (English
45 Have loans
46 Sue Grafton's "
47 Popular Caribbean
51 "___ 1138" (1971
53 Search with a fine
56 Sommelier's pick
59 Drapery adornments
63 Backup procedure
64 Chorus line leader?
65 Seeing someone
67 Fan sound
74 Falls for married
76 Roker and Pacino
77 Supermarket datum
78 To date
80 Like puns among all
forms of humor,
82 In the arms of
88 Arm of the U S
89 Big tippler
91 Financial page abbr
93 Some nods
98 Gemini and Virgo
103 Dutch exports
104 Sight on an
106 Animal pouch
107 Transnational cash
109 Farm machines
110 N YC home of
112 Cause panic in a
114 Seltzer bottle
120 Neighbor of Sask
121 Band with a
juiced up name?
124 Edible root
126 Flirtatious lot
3 Like much avant
5 Dampler of the
6 Webster's ref
7 Theological inst
8 Potential landfill
9 Car opener?
10 Presidential middle
11 Signature piece?
12 Century, say
14 Atmospheric worries
15 Pasta shapes
19 Question to a
24 California's Santa
26 "Girl With a Hoop"
29 "The Last Don"
33 Bank statement
35 Farm females
38 45th American vice
39 Processed material
41 Fruity drinks
42 Global warming
shape is suggested
by connecting 14
squares in this
puzzle in a closed
loop based on the
44 Kind of society that
is careless of the
48 1998 Alanis
49 Out of line?
52 Woman warrior
54 Nibble for Dobbin
72 Antagonize 92 Put down
75 i__n igloo
79 Droopy-eared pet
81 Tolkien forest
82 Scroll holders
84 One frequently
being waved at
88 Part of the Spanish
90 Semester, e g
94 Mosquito fleet
95 Angola's capital
96 "Law & Order"
97 Green vehicle
99 Marvin who sang
"Let's Get It On"
100 Follow-up letters?
101 Father, Son and
102 Seoul soul
105 Old brand whose
logo featured a
107 Varnish ingredient
113 Ukrainian city,
115 Bud holder
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