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VOLUME 20, NO. 36
JULY 11, 2012 FREE
Storm-damaged BB pier may close 4-6 months
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Bradenton Beach officials identified a 30-foot sailboat as the primary A "Do Not Enter" sign greets anyone looking to gain access to the
culprit in damages to a concrete pier piling. Tropical Storm Debby Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier, now shut downfollow-
battered the boat against the pier June 25-26. The broken piling ing damage by Tropical Storm Debby. City officials say the pier may
forced a closure of the pier that may continue 4-6 months. Islander remain closed longer than anticipated, although Rotten Ralph's restau-
Photos: Mark Young rant remains open.
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach city commissioners and staff say the Historic
Bridge Street Pier may close until a proposed reconstruction project is
completed. And the project is likely to take four-six months.
Tropical Storm Debby pummeled Anna Maria Island for three days
beginning June 24 and wind and waves sent several boats slamming
against the pier.
One boat, a 30-foot sailboat, slammed against the pier's day dock,
and the sustained battering of the pier damaged a concrete piling, forc-
ing the closure.
Two weeks was the expected time line to have the piling tem-
porarily repaired so the pier could open long enough for fishers to
have access until the pier reconstruction project begins, with a still
undetermined start date.
But now the pier may be closed until the reconstruction project is
The Bradenton Beach city pier team met July 5 for an update on the
extent of the damage.
Police Chief Sam Speciale, pier team facilitator, said more than a half
dozen boats slammed into the pier during the storm. Three sunk below
"But the ones that didn't sink did the most damage," said Speciale.
"The one big issue was the concrete piling at the beginning of the pier.
It's completely broken, so I needed an expert opinion on whether to close
down the pier and what needed to be done to reopen it."
Special enlisted the service of Charles Sago, the engineer of record
who will spearhead the pier reconstruction project.
"The reinforcing steel was all corroded and the bearing weight might
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Fishing heats up.
As of July 6, Anna
Maria Island Turtle
Watch was reporting
248 documented turtle
Top Notch photo
winner, week 1
Jim Mullhaupt of Bradenton captures the
first of six weekly Islander Top Notch photo
contest prizes, and enters the poolfor the
grand prize, with his sharp-focus wildlife
photo. See page 5for entry information.
Sea turtle nesting
on record track
STORY PAGE 4
A sand castle still stands the morning of July
5, just feet away from a turtle nest. Sand
castles, debris and holes dug by children rep-
resent a threat to nesting and hatchling
sea turtles. Islander Photo: Mark Young
posted at AM home
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch
posted a stop-work order July 5 at a house
owned by builder/developer Slio' n, Kaleta at
101 Willow Ave., stating renovations exceeded
the permit. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
STORY PAGE 4
2 0 JULY 11, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Round 2: Chickens abandoned, captured
By Kathy Prucnell
Domesticated chickens believed to be at least 13
in number were abandoned last week near the border
of the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. It's the
second time in less than a month that hens and roosters
were left on the island and later captured for relocation.
Both the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
have ordinances that forbid maintaining farm animals.
Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach, a wildlife educa-
tion and rehab organization, captured the chickens.
"We've been down there several times. I think we've
got them all for now unless they bring more," said
Ed Straight of Wildlife Inc. He and wife Gail Straight are
own and operate the nonprofit wildlife rehab group.
Holmes Beach code enforcement officer David
Forbes said the first report on the abandoned birds came
from a Holmes Beach resident on 84th Street, who said
the chickens were seen July 5 at the beach end of Beach
Avenue in Anna Maria.
Forbes said when he saw the chickens July 5, they
were in a vacant lot in the 100 block of Beach Avenue in
Anna Maria, adjacent to the beach access that separates
the two cities.
Forbes said he spoke with Anna Maria public works
employee Gary Thorpe and called Wildlife Inc.
Wildlife Inc. also responded last month after chickens
and roosters were abandoned at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society museum on Pine Avenue. Volunteers
captured eight birds and found a home for them on a farm
in North Port, according to Gail Straight.
On July 6, she and several volunteers Claudia
Wiseman, Glenn Wiseman, Damen Hurd, Devon Straight,
Tyler Russell and Laura Gutierrez caught most of the
chickens from the second abandonment.
"This is just stupid," said Gail Straight. "And they're
not in the best of condition. You can tell there's been
pecking to their heads."
She added that the environment is endangered when
anm idingi non-native is introduced in an area.
Gail Straight said chickens eat bugs that migra-
tory birds normally eat, and releasing chickens "causes
damage to our native wildlife."
"I hope whoever did this gets caught and pays for it.
I'm going to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife (Conserva-
tion Commission)," she said.
"It's just not necessary," said Forbes. "It's pretty
cruel. There's no water source. And (chickens) may be a
food source for other animals."
Forbes warned that if chicken releases continue, the
perpetrator will be caught.
"You can't tell me the chickens don't make noise
when they're left off. When I was out there, there was
constant clucking," he said.
He's confident "there are eyes and ears" on the island
to report future abandonments.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office polices Anna
Maria, where the chickens were first collected by Wildlife
"I guess they're waking up people," said Sgt. David
Turner, supervisor of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation.
"If we catch (the people who leave them), we'll file
charges against them, write a ticket, seize the chickens
if we catch them in the act, and we may be able to do an
abuse case," he said.
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Some of the Bantam roosters collected in June in Anna
Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gail Straight
DAMAGED PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
be 3 inches of concrete," said Sago. "It would not with-
stand another storm, and if it goes, it could cause that
portion of the pier next to the restaurant to collapse."
The idea was to sling the piling, which Sago said
would be enough reinforcement to open the pier to the
public, but city staff were unclear on the cost of the
Public works director Tom Woodard said he is wait-
ing for a written cost estimate from two companies, but
the ballpark figure is $5,000-$10,000 to fix the piling.
"Commissioners will have to decide whether to go
forward with repairs," said Speciale. "What I want to
do is bring the bid to you and then ask: Do we spend
upwards of $10,000 to fix the piling, plus the railings, or
wait the four to six months to do the reconstruction and
leave the pier closed until then?"
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he could not see
spending that much money on a piling. "The only thing
the pier is being used for is fishing," he said. "I'm in favor
of leaving it closed."
Commissioner Gay Breuler agreed, saying it would
be silly to spend that kind of money on something that is
going to be ripped out in a few months.
"We already have all these extra expenses because
of this storm," she said. "I don't think we should even
spend $5,000. It doesn't make sense."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh was concerned about
Bridge Street businesses being impacted by leaving the
pier and day dock closed, but Woodard said the day dock
is a whole different story and would not reopen for some
"Originally we were going to shorten the day dock
because the beginning sections were fine," he said. "They
aren't fine anymore. The day dock is not gone, but it
needs major repairs. All of the sections are separated
Special said the decision for now is to keep the pier
closed, but move forward with getting estimates.
"We are going to get all of the information we can
and get the commissioners as many options as we can,"
said Speciale. "At that time, we can have a special meet-
ing or bring the information to a commission meeting so
you can make your decision."
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BB seeks boating solution in Tropical Storm Debby's wake
By Mark Young
The state of Florida does not require boat owners to
carry insurance on their vessels.
That will lead to tax dollars being spent to cover
damages caused by boats slamming into the Bradenton
Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier during Tropical Storm
Debby June 24-26 not only dollars for repairs, but
funds to dispose of the boats.
A question for Bradenton Beach city staff is whether
city, state or federal tax dollars will pay for the boat
removals, and how quickly the work can be done.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby summed up
the city's options during a July 5 city pier meeting at
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
"All of the boats (anchored south of the pier) were all
compliant and properly registered," said Cosby. L\ .) -
body there was legal," but not a single boat owner whose
vessel hit the pier had insurance.
Cosby said the city had two options to begin remov-
ing the wrecked and sunken boats.
"The boats are not huge boats, and we were thinking
we could have the owners sign the boats over to the city,"
he said. "They would be city property and we could use
the police boat to tow them (to public works) and have
them cut them up. Then our only extra costs would be
Cosby said the dumping costs would be minimal, and
the city could recoup most of the costs by scavenging the
boats out for parts, aluminum or other pieces.
Cosby said the second option would be for the city
to proceed with a West Coast Inland Navigation District
grant, "but that could take 30 to 40 days to complete."
Cosby said if the city can get the boat owners to sign
the vessels over, city staff immediately could begin the
"If we go the other route, we also would have to
pay the tow company and the salvage company, and then
submit the documentation to the county," said Cosby.
"That could take an additional 60-90 days."
Cosby reminded members of the pier team and com-
missioners attending the meeting that the last boat cost
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"These boats aren't as big, but we are still looking
at $12,000 for each boat," he said.
Police Chief Sam Speciale, pier team facilitator,
endorsed a city-initiated cleanup. "I think (the city doing
it) is the cheapest way to do this. And there have been a
lot of people in the community who have said they would
help us if we need it," including supplying lift bags to
raise the sunken vessels.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said, it's time for the
city to take action to regulate the boats that anchor south
of the pier.
"We have a section out there that is mapped as the
city of Bradenton Beach," said Gatehouse. "I'm wonder-
ing how much of a regulatory force we can have in that
area, to wit, can we regulate it to require boat owners to
have insurance or otherwise be financially culpable in a
situation like this one? Can we limit the amount of time
they can be moored there?"
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sank and several
into the pier.
Special said the answer is no.
"Because they are navigable waters and it's not a
mooring field," he said. "The county and state gave us the
ability to write ordinances to regulate their behavior, but
not the legal part. You don't have to have boat insurance
in Florida. We can't supersede state or maritime law."
Cosby said the federal laws governing the Intrac-
oastal Waterway dates back to the 1800s.
"We were told by the U.S. Coast Guard that in order
to change those laws, you would have to take it to Con-
gress and Congress would have to change it," he said.
Special has said the area is misclassified as a moor-
ing field to the public. He said it is navigable waters and
boaters have a right to be there.
"We would have been much better off if it was a
mooring field," he said. "People think it is, but it's not.
They have every right to be there."
Gatehouse said until something is done, "taxpayers
will continue to bear the burden."
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By Mark Young
Tropical Storm Debby's arrival to Anna Maria Island
June 25 brought a series of ups and downs for the Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring staff
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said the latest
news is good.
"We are back on track to break the nesting record,"
said Fox. "Since the storm ended, we have had an average
of seven nests a day, and we also found four nests that
must have been laid during the storm."
By July 6, 248 nests were documented, breaking the
previous season record of 247 nests.
Fox estimated the island lost as many as 90 nests due
to storm surge created by TS Debby, and each section of
the nesting beach reported different circumstances.
"All sections seem to have fared a bit different," she
said. "Section 7 has a seawall that has shown up after
15 years. There is no nesting habitat between the water
and the wall for a half mile. Section 2 (in Anna Maria)
has actually accrued sand and Section 9 had loads of
Rocks and seawalls previously covered with sand,
either accrued or from past renourishments, reappeared
in some locations.
Fox said some sections lost dunes, and some have
"We did lose many stakes and quite a few nests," she
Stop-work order posted at builder's home
FROM PAGE 1
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch posted
a stop-work order at the home of Shawn and Jennifer
Kaleta at 101 Willow Ave.
Welch said he ordered work stopped July 5, after
observing work being done in excess of the permit he
issued for the property. He allowed the roofing contractor
to continue with some necessary repairs, which he said
he will inspect this week.
While the order is for the Kaleta family home, Shawn
Kaleta, a well-known builder/developer on the island,
also has been active in the real estate market.
He recently purchased a vacation home at 9802 Gulf
Drive and, he says, he plans to restore the cottage to its
original condition for use as a retail/residential property.
(See related story below.)
He also purchased a three-story house at 804 N.
Shore Drive, that Welch cited last month, saying Kaleta
a turtle nesting on record track
FROM PAGE 1 comeback," she said. "We still have not seen a slowdown
and we have another month of nesting."
said. "We won't know the exact number of nests until It was initially bad news for the black skimmers that
after the original hatch date has passed and we are sure nested before the storm arrived, but AMITW volunteer
they are gone." Glenn Wiseman reported the birds returned to their nest-
Fox remains optimistic with the frenzy of nesting ing site after the storm.
activity since the storm concluded. The nesting sites were marked and Wiseman said the
"Our turtle girls are still nesting and making a great skimmers resumed "their personal business."
and soda cans
July 5, fol-
Anna Maria City
July 11, 6:30 p.m., environmental, enhancement
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v. Anna Maria.
July 12, 6 p.m. city commission work session.
July 16, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
July 17, 6 p.m., budget work session.
July 24, 6 p.m., budget work session.
July 26, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 30, 6 p.m., budget hearing to set tentative mill-
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
July 11,9:30 a.m., budget work session, administra-
July 16, 9:30 a.m., budget work meeting, emer-
gency management, capital improvements.
July 17, 9:30 a.m., budget work meeting, public
July 18, 9:30 a.m., budget work meeting, adminis-
July 19, noon, city pier team.
July 19, 1 p.m., city commission.
July 25, 9:30 a.m., budget work meeting, millage.
July 31, 9 a.m., land development code joint work-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
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, 9 a.m., county commission.
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had bedrooms on the ground-floor garage and storage
level, which is prohibited.
Kaleta paid $1.1 million for that house in Febru-
ary and put it back on the market for $2.2 million after
making improvements and adding a swimming pool.
Kaleta's agent in that purchase indicated the selling
price is based on the anticipated rental revenue the prop-
erty will produce, approximately $250,000 per year.
Kaleta also last year purchased and renovated a
single-family home now a vacation rental at 9405
Kaleta gained notoriety in Holmes Beach last year
when he either contracted to build or developed a number
of large, multi-bedroom duplexes that drew the ire of
some people at a city commission meeting.
Kaleta, however, has maintained that every construc-
tion project was built according to city codes.
"I am only building what I am allowed to build," he
Builder pledges old cottage will remain
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria resident and builder/developer Shawn
Kaleta is taking some flack for building rental homes
that are large enough to accommodate several families
in Holmes Beach. His name was mentioned at one
Holmes Beach commission meeting as someone who
didn't care about the old Florida charm of Anna Maria
But after purchasing an older family home from
the Moss estate last year at 101 Willow Ave., Anna
Maria, Kaleta pledged to do what he could to preserve
the historical significance of the Moss home and others
he might buy in the city.
He now has that chance.
Kaleta recently purchased a small, 1938-built,
ground-level vacation rental at 9802 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, but said he has no plans to tear the structure
"I plan to restore the cottage and a local resident
has already bought it as a full-time home/office. It will
remain a quaint, Anna Maria cottage," Kaleta said.
The property lies within the city's retail-office-
residential district, and Kaleta could build a three-story
ROR structure with a residence atop a ground-level
But he says that's not the plan.
"I want to help preserve as many of the old Florida
homes as possible," he said.
Sissy Quinn, chair of the city's historical preser-
vation committee, was ecstatic to hear Kaleta's com-
"That's just wonderful. That's just so good to
A 1938-built home at 9802 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
was recently purchased by builder/developer ShIi nI ,
Kaleta, who said the house will be renovated and
maintained as an old Florida cottage. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
hear. I hope some of the other builders will follow his
example," she said.
"This is what we on the committee are working
for. Everyone comes to Anna Maria for the old Florida
charm. If developers keep building three-story homes
as vacation rentals, old Florida in Anna Maria will
disappear. I really congratulate Shawn."
Kaleta also owns a single-family home at 9405
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, which he renovated. The
house will remain a vacation rental, he said, although
it sits on two lots.
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Life is like
Sometimes life dishes up some delicious flavors.
And sometimes, just like Forrest Gump's mom told him
in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, "Life's like a box of
chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
Sometimes, going way back in time to the black-
and-white genre of the Little Rascals on TV, I'm
reminded of the phrase several of the rascals used to
put emphasis on a situation: "And how."
Often a box of chocolate requires lots of taste-test-
ing to sort through the yucky cherry, marshmallow and
cream fillings to find the delicious caramel.
Just like life.
And as we gain wisdom, we learn, to each his own.
For everyone who covets the caramel, there's a butter
cream fan to balance the odds in the Godiva box.
So for those of you who think there's some Ameri-
can-born right to set off fireworks on the Fourth of July,
there's someone like me, who loathes the practice. I can
just as well stay home and watch re-runs of movies like
Forrest Gump on July 4 as to go to the beach with a
crowd of "yahoos" trying to explode themselves, their
friends and neighbors with rockets, mortars and shells,
all likely purchased at a questionable gone-tomorrow
Maybe I had my fill of it long ago on a beach very
much like this year's experience for some on Willow
Avenue, where the illegal fireworks outlasted and out-
blasted the authorized Sandbar Restaurant's display of
rockets and shells by an authorized pyrotechnist.
My experience included a shift from offshore to
onshore breeze, and a flurry of ash, sparks and whirling
dervishes overcame the crowd.
And there's just a slew of debris, from metal spar-
kler stems to mortar flack landing on the shore and in
the Gulf of Mexico where every bit is potentially
harmful to marine life.
This all goes without mentioning the problems
experienced by pets and pet owners during the barrage
of booms and bombs overhead.
And it's almost all illegal.
Just like the things my dogs eat when they think
I'm not looking. Lantana: poisonous. Dead fish: stinky.
Roadside chicken bones, candy wrappers and pink puffy
pompoms on unknown ground cover. My dog, Forrest
Gump is a technically superior cleaner to a Hoover
vacuum following the trash truck.
Toxic plants in a dog park? Why in heaven are we
having that discussion? It's bad, bitter chocolate to me.
And, yeah, chocolate also is toxic to dogs.
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When we brought our children and in-laws to Anna
Maria in 2008, we didn't think that we had started a chap-
ter in our lives that we consider such a fairy tale.
Being from Michigan, we have seen our share of hard
economic times. We have experienced them very dramati-
cally throughout the Midwest. Our business has seen a reces-
sion slow its growth and we have seen our property values
drop year after year. One factor in our lives has held true:
the value and growth of our investment in Anna Maria.
We started with a small, elevated home. We brought
our friends and family. We've seen the island economy
continue to improve and invest in itself like no other loca-
tion we know. We built our second home and we love every
minute of time there. We now have other family members
who own homes on Anna Maria Island.
But I am having trouble understanding why some
people fortunate enough to see continuing improvements
and increased values have any issue with the redevelop-
ment of such a treasured place. The new construction is
beautiful. It looks like "Beach Americana" and is built with
only positive results to all island property owners.
To all of the complaining property owners: Stop com-
plaining. If you want to live in a retirement area, do so.
This is a spectacular, small hidden treasure and no matter
how much you complain about building and renovations,
the island will still move on.
Let the next person enjoy the island the way we enjoy
it. We often have to pinch ourselves and ask, "Is this Never
Dustin and Kelly Preston, Dewitt, Mich.
Dog park defense
In response to The Islander July 4 article:
The article claims I said the ficus tree is native. I did
not. The newspaper had said it was not Florida friendly.
I do not see why it matters. It is not on the ASPCA list
of toxic plants. And crepe myrtles also are not toxic.
The Eagleston holly plants added to the dog park are
native, according to the Florida extension service, and are
rated low toxicity. They stood up under the onslaught of
Tropical Storm Debby. And I took out the (toxic) snake
plants, because they did not stay upright.
The plants main function for the dogs is relief spots.
Dogs aren't known to eat where they pee. The trees have
been in the ground since the end of May, and I have never
seen a dog feasting under them.
One veterinarian told me he has hollies in front of his
office without a problem, and a park user said he has had
hollies and dogs for years without problems.
Last of all, we doggers adore our dogs; they are our
babies and none of us would expose them to danger. We
watch over them. The city keeps our park well manicured
and beautiful and we love it. All improvements are paid
for, thanks to some generous donations, and all tails are
wagging. So how about a few cheers?
Barbara Parkman, Holmes Beach
Dog park thoughts
It seems the dog park situation is out of hand. What
with a shelter, benches, double gate and plans for a water
fountain, and now, with trees and plants added, there is a
heated discussion whether or not they are toxic to dogs.
Of course they are. From childhood we have always
been told not to eat holly berries or touch the sap from ficus
trees. Surely the ASPCA knows better than anyone what
plants/trees make dogs sick. It may not kill them but why
not ere on the side of caution.
We used to take our two black labs to the baseball field
four-five times a week, for a good long run chasing a ball and
a run across the field. We chatted with the other dog owners,
picked up the dog waste and after 15 minutes or so, we left.
No one then complained about the lack of seating,
shade, water or trees. We were grateful that the city of
Holmes Beach allowed us to be there.
We also knew the rules, that when people were playing
ball, we left and took the dogs for a long walk instead, and
it worked well for a long time.
Now we have a smaller place for the dogs to run, not
so much fun, and the people "in charge" don't want to hear
anyone else's opinions.
To paraphrase The Islander, if it ain't broke, don't fix
it. Sadly, while well meaning, sometimes community proj-
ects can be overworked. Name the dog park? Indeed.
Denise Johnson, Holmes Beach
By Rick Catlin
Some Islanders might not be aware there is a team
in place on Anna Maria Island ready to assist in a natural
disaster or emergency.
The Anna Maria Island Community Emergency
Response team of volunteers was formed in 2010,
according to Pete Gross of Holmes Beach, the CERT
leader for Anna Maria Island.
Volunteers are trained by Manatee County Emer-
gency Services, Gross said, but the island CERT is not
part of the county. After training, volunteers can choose
to join AMI CERT, and work with first responders such
head of the
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as firefighters, police or medical personnel in the event
of a disaster on the island.
"This could range from hurricanes, tornadoes, fires,
flooding and other disasters, through chemical, biologi-
cal and other human-initiated disasters," Gross said.
On occasions such as a fire or vehicle accident,
an island CERT member could be on the scene before
county first responders.
"And if access to the island were restricted or tem-
porarily eliminated, we might be the only trained teams
operating for some period of time, in association with
local police, fire and rescue," he added.
Gross says the core island team is looking for
neighbors to help neighbors by joining CERT.
"We want to field approximately one team on the
island for every 400 residents. After training, new teams
become familiar with their neighborhoods and work to
address hurricane preparedness, evacuations, neighbor
assistance and so on," Gross said.
CERT is funded with donations, which are used to
purchase communications equipment, medical supplies
and other vitally needed items for an emergency.
Full-time residents of Anna Maria Island interested
in joining a training class can call Gross at 941-840-
0463, or email him at email@example.com.
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Headlines from the July 10, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Land owner/developer Bill Robinson offered to
sell Manatee County 450 acres of wetlands along Perico
Bayou and the mouth of the Manatee River for a nature
preserve in exchange for a permit to build a golf course
on the remaining 200-plus acres. Robinson received
county approval several years ago to develop houses
on the 450 acres, but said he now is more concerned
with the environment.
A feasibility study done for the Holmes Beach
City Commission by Cody & Associates found the city
did not need a city manager "at this time" because it
was run by professional staff and elected officials were
delivering "essential services" to the taxpayers. The
report was presented to commissioners before a vote
on a proposal to hire a city manager at $60,000-$75,000
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ross Benjamin
resigned his seat on the city commission, stating that he
never expected his anti-development stance to result in
abuse against him and his wife. Benjamin said develop-
ment has "polarized" the city and he was stunned by the
"anger, threats accusations and nastiness" on both sides
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Mental capacity comes into question for bird killer
By Mark Young
The 75-year-old Holmes Beach man arrested June 16
for shooting and then stomping to death a great egret was
taken back into custody June 28 on a mandatory Baker
Police allege Laurie Pardee shot the
egret from his porch with a .22 caliber
handgun, but the bird did not die. He
proceeded to beat the bird with a net
and then stomped on the bird, causing
death. He then disposed of the bird by
Pardee dumping it in Tampa Bay.
He was charged with felony cruelty
to an animal, misdemeanor discharg-
ing a firearm within city limits, and
later charged by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission for
unlawful taking of a migratory bird.
Parker Pardee bonded out of jail the same
day. Holmes Beach Police Department
reports document that Pardee went to the police depart-
ment numerous times over the next few days in an attempt
to retrieve the gun used in the shooting.
On June 20, police returned to Pardee's home, 671
Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, to assist the Florida
Department of Children and Families. DCF was respond-
ing to Pardee's unusual behavior and suspected a medical
condition was the cause.
Pardee told police he had several guns in his resi-
dence, but did not feel he was going to hurt himself or
He was asked to voluntarily surrender his firearms
to police for safekeeping. Pardee surrendered two pistols
and a rifle.
After being cited by FWC June 26, Pardee went to
the HBPD offices to accuse FWC officers of stealing his
DCF wanted Pardee to undergo a medical exam and
he did visit a doctor, a friend of Pardee who admitted to
DCF he did not give Pardee a full exam, and "wanted
nothing to do with it" according to the report.
Pardee is a retired physician.
On June 28, Pardee was issued a medical Baker Act
to undergo a medical exam. He was taken by EMS to
the hospital, but the results of that exam have not been
Over the course of two weeks after the shooting,
Pardee has told police he does not understand what the
big deal is over a bird.
During the investigation, he told FWC he was a
retired Vietnam War veteran, told police he retired from
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and told another offi-
By Mark Young
Beachgoers at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, called 911 July 1 to report an
alleged child abuse.
Holmes Beach Police Department officers made con-
tact with the witnesses, who pointed out Janet Foust, 52,
At least four witnesses said Foust
walked up to a 3-year-old girl, grabbed
her, physically dragged her to the
water's edge and then temporarily left
Foust allegedly returned to the girl,
dragged her back to some towels and
"threw her to the ground," according
to the police report.
Witnesses reported to police that Foust put her
knees on the child and began "violently slamming the
child's head, shaking her back and forth and screaming
in her ear."
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cer he was a doctor for 30 years.
The HBPD reports indicate a suspicion of diminished
A Baker Act can be initiated by law enforcement
agencies and mental health professionals if it is deter-
mined a person represents a danger to themselves or
others. The person can be held up to 72 hours to undergo
observation and an exam.
Also arrested June 16 was Pardee's live-in girlfriend
Joyce Parker, 76.
According to the police report, Parker gave several
false statements during the shooting investigation. She
was charged with obstruction.
Both Pardee and Parker are scheduled for arraign-
ment 9 a.m. Friday, July 13.
One woman attempted to intervene and said Foust
told her to mind her own business.
According to the report, Foust said she was "just
feeling edgy and was disciplining her child," but admitted
she may have taken things too far.
However, Foust also attempted to blame the child for
her actions, telling police it was the 3-year-old's fault for
making her act that way.
HBPD contacted Florida Child Protective Services,
which took custody of the girl and two siblings. Police
said that Foust's husband was in the water during the
incident, but denied seeing anything. He allegedly
told police that his wife "sometimes gets crazy due to
The husband also told police his wife had been drink-
ing all day.
HBPD arrested Foust on felony child abuse charges
and turned her over to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office for transport to the Manatee County jail.
Foust posted a $5,000 bond and was scheduled for
arraignment at 9 a.m., Friday, July 27 at the Manatee
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Lakeland man arrested for
While visiting Holmes Beach July 1, a Lakeland
couple began arguing at a home in the 200 block of 73rd
According to the Holmes Beach
Police Department report, the argument
became heated and Joshua Walker, 24,
allegedly wrapped his arm around a
female relative's neck and forced her
onto the bed.
Walker The woman's mother broke up the
fight, calling 911 due to concerns over
her daughter's pregnancy.
Because Walker was aware of the pregnancy, he was
charged with felony aggravated domestic battery on a
As of press time for The Islander, Walker remained
in the Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond.
Island police blotter
June 28,700 block of Jacaranda Road, petit theft. A
complainant came to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Anna Maria substation to report a theft. The unidenti-
fied item was left on a table outside the victim's front
door. According to the report, the item was in the victim's
family for more than 40 years. The complainant reported
he had left the item on the table for at least eight years
without a problem.
June 20, 500 block of Spring Avenue, domestic
disturbance. A female complainant reported she was upset
that her boyfriend had left with their two children, and she
did not know where he was. According to the report, the
couple argued the previous night "over his actions while
intoxicated." The woman reported there were no concerns
over the children being harmed and her boyfriend was
not intoxicated when he left. She was eventually able to
reach her boyfriend. Domestic packets were issued.
July 4, 100 S. Bay Blvd., information. While on
routine patrol at the Anna Maria City Pier, a deputy spot-
ted a man 'hluIlinI in the water. The man yelled for a
flotation device, and the deputy retrieved a life saver from
a nearby wall on the pier. After getting the man safely to
shore, the man said he was attempting to retrieve his cast
net when he began to struggle to stay afloat.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
July 4, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, grand
theft auto. While staying at a local motel, a complain-
ant reported his 2010 white F-150 Ford truck was stolen
sometime during the night. The victim told Bradenton
Beach police officers the vehicle has a keyless entry
keypad, and he left the ignition keys locked in the vehicle.
The truck was towing a 2009 Yamaha Waverunner on
a 2012 trailer. The complainant also reported a 9 mm
handgun was located in the center console, along with
several types of prescription drugs.
July 5, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, resisting
arrest without violence. Police officers made contact with
an intoxicated male standing at the back of a sliding-glass
door at an apartment unit. The man told police he had
perviously visited a woman who lives at the apartment.
Police attempted to detain the man for further question-
ing, at which time he cursed at the officers and said, "I
know my rights." As he continued to walk away, officers
took the man to the ground to restrain him.
July 4, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic
battery. A woman called police because her girlfriend
had locked her out of their apartment and she wished to
retrieve her belongings. Police made contact with the
woman inside the residence, who attempted to shut the
door on the officers. The woman said they had argued
because she didn't want to go to the fireworks display.
The complainant said her girlfriend had grabbed her first.
Officers determined the caller was the primary aggressor
and arrested her.
July 4, 2650 Gulf Drive S., domestic battery. Police
made contact with an intoxicated female at Coquina Park,
who had called police, but denied an) i\iiln was wrong
when confronted. The woman eventually told police,
"I'm tired of my boyfriend hitting me." The woman
reported she and her boyfriend had argued, he hit her in
the face with a chain and left. Police observed a mark on
the woman's face and encouraged the woman to pursue
criminal charges. She refused, telling police she was
THE ISLANDER U JULY 11, 2012 E 9
Siesta Key photo captures estuary contest prize
By Kathy Prucnell
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announced Larry
Stults of Siesta Key is the winner of its June King Tide
Of 161 images submitted by 32 participants, Stults
won first place with photographs that depict a young
woman standing on a dock in a Bayou Louise canal on
Siesta Key at low and high tides.
Other winners were Kristen Pate with second place
photos from Snead Island, Palmetto, and Alicia Squillante
with third-place photos of Fort De Soto beach, Tierra
The winners were selected June 27 and notified by
letter, according to SBEP's Christine Sciarrino. The first-,
second- and third-place winners won $200, $125 and $75,
SBEP teamed with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program
to host the contest to help identify flood prone locations
and create awareness of the springtime phenomena. It
occurs when the moon and sun align on one side of the
Earth and gravitational forces produce extremely high
and low tides, according to the SBEP.
Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay are two of four estuar-
ies in the state, and among 28 estuaries of national signifi-
cance in the United States that partner with government
agencies, including the U.S. and Florida departments
of environmental protection and the Southwest Florida
Water Management District, to restore and protect the
Each submission was to include two pictures taken
between June 3 and June 5 at the same coastal location,
one at low tide and another at high tide, showing the dif-
ference in water level.
According to SBEP's Christine Sciarrino, only one
submission, Kathy Caserta's photographs taken from
30th Street in Holmes Beach, came from Anna Maria
Larry Stults of Siesta Key won the June King Tide photo contest sponsored by the Sarasota and Tampa Bay estu-
ary programs, with two photos, above, taken of a dock on Bayou Louise in his backyard at low tide, June 3, and
high tide, June 5. Islander Courtesy Photo: Larry Stults, SBEP, TBEP
moving back to Kansas.
July 4, 110 Gulf Drive S. A woman left her purse
in her vehicle with her boyfriend to watch the fireworks.
At some point, the boyfriend left the vehicle, and left the
windows down. Upon his return, the purse was gone.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
July 2, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, battery.
A verbal argument turned physical between a man and
his adult nephew. According to the report, the uncle bit
his nephew in the abdomen and punched him in the face
"several times." The uncle reported to a MCSO deputy
that he became upset when his nephew came home,
slammed the door, and accidently hit his mother with
the door. No visible injuries were observed. Domestic
packets were issued.
June 30, 4500 block of 124th Street West, trespass
warning. A man was found sleeping at the U.S. Coast
Guard station, and appeared intoxicated. The man was
issued a trespass warning.
July 3, 11000 block of 45th Avenue West, domes-
tic battery. A man called MCSO to report his father had
assaulted him. According to the report, the father told his
adult son to leave his house. The father kicked a computer
monitor, and the son alleged he was punched in the face.
No injuries were observed, but the deputy overheard the
father threaten his son with violence. He was arrested on
a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. Law enforce-
ment reported that the father has been arrested numerous
times for the same charge.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
June 30, 6900 block of Palm Drive, domestic.
A pizza delivery man called 911 after delivering to a
residence where a young boy answered the door and
said his "daddy was being bad." As the delivery man
was leaving, he heard a woman scream three times,
"Call 911." Holmes Beach Police Department officers
responded and observed a young boy in the window,
and heard him say, "The police are here." Police then
observed the lights in the residence being shut off.
Officers knocked on the door repeatedly, but no one
answered. Fearing for the safety of the child, officers
broke down the door and discovered the children and
their mother barricaded in a bedroom. The mother
claimed they had been sleeping for hours and did not
hear the officers at the door. One of the children said
the father hurt his mother, according to the report.
The woman denied the incident, saying her husband
had left for the night. Police reported the woman to
be uncooperative. No charges were filed. The woman
called HBPD a short time later to complain about the
June 26, 100 block of 31st Street, theft. A man
reported he had gathered up lawn chairs and a pair of
screen doors and secured them as Tropical Storm Debby
intensified. The complainant reported he placed the items
next to his residence and discovered them missing the
next day. He told police he searched the area to see if
they had blown away, but determined them to be stolen.
He placed the value of the items at $336.
June 26, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, bur-
glary. Police were searching for a 33-year-old homeless
man for questioning in the theft of a child's pi'' Rihank.
containing $20 in coins. A grandparent reported she saw
her daugther's ex-husband in the home. Police responded
to the victim's home and discovered a broken kitchen
window as a point of entry. The suspect cut himself upon
entry and blood was found on a computer desk. The crime
scene was processed, and the onl) hlling that appeared to
be missing was the piggybank.
June 27, 5400 Marina Drive, assault. A woman's
ex-boyfriend followed her and her new boyfriend to
the Sand N Suds Laundromat. According to the report,
the suspect told the new boyfriend, "I'm going to bash
in your teeth," and then threatened to slit both of their
throats. The suspect then noticed another person in the
laundromat and fled the scene. The victims chose to
file assault charges.
June 28, 500 block of 67th Street, burglary. The
complainant told police he and a friend went for a walk
on the beach, leaving his back door open. Upon his return,
he noticed his prescription medications were missing,
including 25 Xanax pills. Police noted on the report that
the complainant has a prior drug history. Police were able
to determine the prescriptions were valid. The man said
the suspect is likely someone he knows from his past,
"but the list of names was too long to narrow down,"
according to the report.
July 1, 6000 block of Holmes Boulevard, DUI
investigation. Police responded to an accident that sent a
21-year-old Holmes Beach man to Blake Medical Center
with serious head injuries. Officers suspected alcohol to
be a factor in the crash and, with consent, took blood
samples from the man. As of press time, no further infor-
mation is available.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
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will be held in July at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
A block-printing play shop will be held 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 15. Tammy Barrons will teach the tradi-
tional principles of block printing and how to apply print-
ing to cards, shirts, bags and more.
Also, Barrons will teach a screen-printing play shop
1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The printmaking class is for
The cost of each play shop is $40, which includes
A portion of the fees from the studio workshops will
go toward the league operating expenses.
Other workshops include:
A floor cloth workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July
13, with instructor Deanna Atkinson.
A digital photography boot camp Friday through
Sunday, July 13-15, taught by James Corwin Johnson.
Registration for the workshops and play shops will
be held 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturdays, July 7, and July
14, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 and July 21.
For more information, call the office at 941-778-2099
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Center hosts book
Come browse the used-book selections buy a few
books to help the seniors and listen to storyteller Hank
Mattson, the "Cracker Cowboy Poet."
The book sale will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at
the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Proceeds support Senior Adventures
and community projects.
At 11 a.m., Mattson will perform at the center, with
the cost to attend $5.
Book donations are accepted at the center/or pickup
can be arranged. For more information, call Pat Gentry
Friday, July 13
11 a.m., Storyteller Hank Mattson, the "Cracker Cowboy
Poet," performs at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103
23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835. Fee
4-8 p.m., Annie Silver benefit book sale at the Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
Saturday, July 14
3:30-8 p.m., Art in the Courtyard, local artists' indoor-outdoor
sale to benefit the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
5-9 p.m., Bridge Street Night Market, Bradenton Beach,
including BSM-sponsored booth for MoonRacer No Kill Animal
Rescue. Information: 215-906-0668.
Saturday, July 14
9 a.m.-noon, Girls Golf for Free, Terra Ceia Bay Golf Club,
2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-720-9080.
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.
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-
Cortez museum supports
The Florida Maritime Museum announced its support
July 3 for Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free
admission to 1,800 museums across the United States to
active-duty military personnel and their families through
The program is a collaboration of the U.S. National
Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the U.S.
Department of Defense.
While the Florida Maritime Museum does not charge
an admission fee, it will support the program by donating
a museum hat to visiting military personnel.
"With the Coast Guard Station located in the heart
of the Cortez community, we have a special awareness
of and appreciation for the role the military plays in our
lives," said R.B. "Chips" Shore, Manatee County clerk
of the circuit court and comptroller.
NEA chairman Rocco Landesman stated in a release,
"This is both an opportunity to thank military families for
their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create
connections between museums and these families that
will continue throughout the year."
A list of participating museums is available at www.
Flotillas offer water-
U.S. Coast Guard flotillas 81 and 85 are offering a
Paddlesports America course 8 a.m. to noon Saturday,
July 21, at the Flotilla 81 training center at G.T. Bray
Park, 5803 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
Paddlesports America is a safety course designed for
novice canoeists and kayakers.
The cost of the class is $20 per student.
For reservations or more information, call Bill Beck-
ett at 941-779-4475.
Night Market aids no-kill pet
Merchants will be open late for a Bridge Street
Night Market 5-10 p.m. Saturday, July 14, that includes
a BSM sponsored booth for MoonRacer No Kill Animal
Rescue's efforts to match homeless pets with foster and
The event begins at 5 p.m., and most stores and res-
taurants will be open until 9 p.m. or later on Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach.
Vendor space is available. For more information, call
Melissa Enders at 215-906-0668.
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 21, 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.
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
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and a contact via e-mail and phone.
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Roser music director lectures in Washington
By Kathy Prucnell
Roser Memorial Community Church music director
Jim Johnston broke out in song several times to illustrate
the impressive classical music he heard on a recent trip
to Washington, D.C.
Johnston was selected to lecture as part of the Ameri-
can Choral Directors Association's June 29-30 sympo-
sium at the Library of Congress after being noticed for his
scholarly website about post-Civil War era composers,
including Benjamin Johnson Lang.
One of five lecturers at the symposium, Johnston
spoke about Lang, who studied with 19th century vir-
tuoso Franz Liszt and performed the world premier of
the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.
The Library of Congress, which recently released
freely downloadable autographed scores from famed
composers of 1880-1920, and the ACDA seek "to raise
awareness of the great treasures of the Library of Con-
gress," Johnston said.
In addition to the lectures, there were seven concerts
featuring college groups, children's choirs and men's
choirs at the symposium, Johnston said.
He said he enjoyed the concerts that featured Lang's
music, as well as the music of other composers from the
Maritime museum to
host diving seminar
Divers beware, there's heritage down there.
A Heritage Awareness Specialty Course will be held
for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus dive
trainers, directors and instructors 6-9 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, Sept. 27-28, at the Florida Maritime Museum,
4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
A dive will be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
Presented by the museum, the Florida Public Archae-
ology Network and the Florida Bureau of Archaeological
Research, the seminar will kick off with a meet-and-greet
Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The seminar will focus on how to protect shipwrecks,
artificial reefs and other underwater cultural sites with
two evenings of classroom-based learning and one day
of infield training.
The classroom session, lectures and discussions will
cover maritime archaeology, conservation issues, laws
pertaining to submerged cultural resources, artificial reefs
and the importance for maintaining shipwrecks for sea
life, and more.
The infield training will feature a scuba dive on the
USS Narcissus and Shake's Wreck.
The cost for the course is $150 and registration is
required by Aug. 31.
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The final choral concert was both "unusual" and
"impressive," said Johnston.
It included U.S. Armed Forces instrumental and
choral groups singing "The Star-Spangled Banner,"
among other selections, with "150 professional voices
that really raised the roof," he said.
Roser Memorial Community Church music director Jim
Johnston holds a brochure from the American Choral
Directors Association June 29-30 symposium in front
of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., where he
lectured on post Civil-War composer Benjamin Lang.
Girls invited to learn,
practice, golf free
Girls are encouraged to try golf at a free event spon-
sored by the Bradenton Ladies Professional GolfAsso-
ciation-U.S. Golf Association.
A half day of fun will begin for the girls at 9 a.m.
Saturday, July 14, at the Terra Ceia Bay Golf Club, 2802
Terra Ceia Bay Blvd., Palmetto. Golf professional Cathy
Schmidt, director of the Bradenton LPGA-USGA Girls
Golf Program, will be on hand to run the event.
Each attendee will receive a LPGA-USGA girls
golf school lunch back pack. Clubs and range balls are
For reservations and more information, call Schmidt
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as part of a week-long
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organized in June by
the Anna Maria Island
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generate interest for
another sail camp. The
first camp for 8-13 year
olds was three hours a
day forfour daysfor
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Bradenton Beach hopes federal aid covers damages to dock
By Mark Young
Federal Emergency Management Agency site inspec-
tors say that because the bulk of the Historic Bridge Street
Pier's damage from Tropical Storm Debby was caused
by boats, no FEMA funds would be available.
It was a good news, bad news scenario told by Bra-
denton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby to commissioners
and staff at a July 5 city pier meeting at Bradenton Beach
Cosby said he's always been told that the pier, or any
similar structure that extends out over the water, is not
covered under federal disaster funding criteria.
"One thing we did find out during this process is that
if the pier would have been destroyed or damaged by
wave action only, FEMA would help us with the costs,"
said Cosby. "We had always been told a structure over
water would not be covered."
While FEMA inspectors have been to Bradenton
Beach to assess damages, Cosby and building official
Steve Gilbert were quick to point out a couple of things
when it comes to FEMA.
"For one, FEMA doesn't pay for anything up front,"
said Gilbert. "It's strictly a reimbursing agency, and you
may have a site inspector tell you that something is cov-
ered, but that doesn't mean it's guaranteed. The city could
spend money on something it was told would be covered
and it can very well be rejected later."
Cosby said FEMA inspected the city's storm dam-
ages following Gov. Rick Scott's declaration of all coastal
communities as a disaster area and requested the presi-
dent authorize federal aid.
Cosby said there were some questions from citizens
about why the city didn't declare a disaster.
"Nothing we would have enacted would have pro-
cessed federal action," Cosby said. "When the city
declares, all that does is enact our ordinances to utilize
what we need to run the city. We can force bars to close
and call for a mandatory evacuation, and can restrict the
sale of alcohol to prevent hurricane parties."
Cosby said a city declaration does not obligate FEMA
or the state to do anh i1 ing
"It just allows us to stop continuing regular business
and move into emergency mode," he said. "Each depart-
North End Merchants
and volunteers gather
early July 5for a cleanup
of the beaches and Pine
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the trash didn't seem as
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Cosby said Manatee County is assessing damages,
but must document $1.1 million in public structural
damage to meet the threshold for federal financial aid.
Cosby also said damages must exceed $1,000 per
incident, "and we had a lot of projects under $1,000 that
do not qualify." But the dingy dock repair will be $36,000
and the seawall at 11th Street South is between $4,000-
$5,000. "Those items have been put in, but keep in mind
we have not been declared a disaster area yet."
Mayor John Shaughnessy, at the July 5 city commis-
sion meeting, thanked all of the departments for the role
they played during the storm.
"It was just an outstanding job of making sure every-
thing was safe and making sure everyone was safe," said
Shaughnessy. "Thank you all very much. It's very appre-
Public works director Tom Woodard updated com-
missioners on the 11th Street seawall, saying the costs to
replace the seawall could run as high as $13,000.
"This is one of two wooden seawalls we have in the
city," said Woodard. "When we started doing the other
seawalls, this one was in good shape. Something hap-
pened before the storm hit and it looked like the boards
were ripped off. Then Tropical Storm Debby came and
did a number on it."
Woodard said he had a seawall company look at it,
and two options were provided, including a temporary
fix that would cost about $3,000, or replacement for
Woodard wanted direction from the commissioners
because he plans to submit the costs to FEMA, "just in
"I'm not one for patching," said Shaughnessy. "If we
have another storm and it gets behind there and behind
the private seawall, we'll have a liability issue on our
Commissioners asked Woodward to return to the
July 19 city commission meeting with additional cost
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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
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BB attorney seeks help with lawsuits
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry July
5 asked for and received a consensus from city com-
missioners to hire a special litigator to help with two
One lawsuit against the city was filed by Holmes
Beach over the ongoing Sandpiper Resort border-27th
Street dispute. The other action contends the city misin-
terpreted city codes in allowing a dune and parking lot
project to move forward across from city hall.
Perry said soon she will file responses to both law-
suits, but she asked commissioners to hire another law
firm for legal support.
Perry recommended the city retain Chuck Johnson
of Blalock Walters of Bradenton, who Perry called a "top
litigator" in the state.
"I will do the lion's share of the legwork, but Mr.
By Kathy Prucnell
West Manatee Fire Rescue and a state fire marshal
have closed the investigation into a June 11 fire at a
Holmes Beach boathouse.
The cause of the fire at 5601 Flotilla Drive that
destroyed a 24-foot Grady-White boat remains undeter-
mined, said Kurt Lathrop, WMFR fire marshal. Lathrop
said the WMFR investigation ruled out "any suspicious
The boat was taken to Bradenton Beach Marina the
day after the fire and an investigation by the state fire
marshal brought in because of the potential for a high
dollar amount of damage was closed shortly thereaf-
The insurance companies resolved the matter, Lath-
The damages were estimated at $200,000.
Owners Liz and Bob Lang did not return recent calls
According to earlier reports, the boat, boathouse
and Liz Lang's art studio were destroyed. No significant
damage was reported to the home, which is about 30 feet
from the boathouse at the rear of the property.
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Johnson will do the litigating," she said. "Neither action
qualified for League of Cities, so unfortunately your tax-
payers will be burdened by this litigation. When people
become contentious on matters, my bill goes up."
Perry played a role in guiding and recommending
how the commission should act in both matters. The
commissioners have repeatedly supported Perry and they
reached a consensus to hire Johnson.
Taxpayers, in addition to paying Perry's legal fees,
also will pay the bill for an attorney to litigate the law-
In the HB-BB border dispute, Holmes Beach main-
tains a quitclaim deed for the length of 27th Street
between Gulf Drive and the bayfront granted by Bra-
denton Beach to the Sandpiper Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive
N., was an illegal transfer of property.
Holmes Beach filed an action for declaratory relief
May 24 to have the quitclaim voided and a declaration
that 27th Street is a public right of way.
The dispute arose when the Sandpiper Resort
installed gates and fences N illi igils announcing "private
property" and blocked public access by locking the gates
on the fence separating the resort and the city of Holmes
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and
Commissioner Gay Breuler have recused themselves
from voting on the matter because they reside at the
The second lawsuit filed against Bradenton Beach
was brought by three citizens, including two former plan-
ning and zoning board members.
Former P&Z members Jo Ann Meilner and Bill
Shearon, also a former city commissioner, as well as Tjet
Martin, Shearon's partner at the Linger Longer Resort,
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P&Z members recommended against the project 4-1
based on a number of land development code and cited
comprehensive plan violations geared more toward the
parking lot rather than the dune.
The contentious battle culminated at a May 3 city
commission meeting when Perry questioned P&Z mem-
Perry said city staff were better qualified to inter-
pret codes and discounted P&Z expertise by saying only
people with lettered degrees behind their names should
interpret codes even though P&Z members are involved
in writing the codes.
P&Z members also were rebuked by Commissioner
Ric Gatehouse, who accused them of personal bias and
presenting a tainted recommendation.
Breuler said she would trust city staff first and fore-
most, as commissioners unanimously approved the proj-
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh later voted "no" when
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where else. It always feels good to shop local and
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in the big yellow house and say, "I love vintage," and
you'll get $5 off any one article of vintage clothing!
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WMFR approves new hurricane plan
By Kathy Prucnell
West Manatee Fire Commissioner Scott Ricci said
he had a "very serious question to ask" at the district's
June 21 meeting.
After a few seconds of silence, he asked: "When did
Chief Andy Price replied,
"When Charlie turned, we were pre-
paring to evacuate."
The chief continued, "We had
an hour" before Hurricane Charlie, with
its torrential rains and 145-mph winds
Ricci was poised to hit Anna Maria Island
in August 2004, but veered south into
To prepare for the next Charlie, or any other emer-
gency, WMFR district commissioners unanimously
approved a new and improved West Manatee Fire Rescue
District Hurricane Plan.
"It was time to be updated," said WMFR Deputy
Chief Brett Pollock.
WMFR president Randy Cooper complimented Pol-
lock on his work to update the plan: "Brett did a good
job. He always does."
"It's more comprehensive" than the 10-year-old plan,
The update reflects changes in the state emergency
preparedness plan and the Manatee County Comprehen-
sive Emergency Management Plan, which outline steps
to handle emergencies.
The plan aims to help firefighters more efficiently and
effectively "prepare, protect and respond" to a hurricane
or similar threat, Pollock said.
It includes "incident planning" and detailed check
lists to prepare firefighters, he added.
The plan also contains updated resources for emer-
gency supplies for agencies, such as the American Red
Mosquito outbreak prompts another flyover
By Rick Catlin
Manatee Mosquito Control District
supervisor Chris Lesser said the recent
outbreak of mosquitoes on Anna Maria -
Island caused by standing water left
from Tropical Storm Debby prompted
his department around 8:30 p.m. July 5 Islanders ca
to aerial spray to kill the pests. active again
He apologized for not getting word
out, but the decision to make the flyover came only
after inspectors found spraying from trucks was inef-
fective at killing the pesky insects that began breeding
in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby.
Lesser said another flyover might be necessary,
but truck-spraying will continue for now.
The district's helicopter also sprayed Anna Maria
Island on June 21. It was the first time in 15 years that
aerial spraying of the island was needed. The chopper
usually sprays large areas of the mainland for mos-
quito control. Mosquito-spraying airplanes and trucks
also are used.
"We can spray Anna Maria Island in a few min-
utes," Lesser said.
The island is susceptible to mosquito outbreaks
because of the numerous vacation rentals and second-
homes that may be vacant for several weeks or longer,
he said. Some seasonal properties are empty from May
Lesser also is concerned that AMI mosquitoes are
not acting like their mainland counterparts.
"These mosquitoes aren't like normal mosqui-
toes," he said. "They come out about an hour before
dusk, unlike other mosquitoes that prefer darkness."
After sunset, island mosquitoes return to their
breeding grounds or hide where the trucks
have difficulty reaching them.
Lesser was concerned that island-
S- ers would not over-react to a low-flying
helicopter, and he said he hoped everyone
S. understood the reason for the flyover.
- "If there's another flyover, we'll try
in be pro- to notify the island in advance," he said.
st mosqui- "Thankfully, it won't be at 2 in the morn-
ing, but shortly before dusk."
Tips to fight mosquitoes
Tom Larkin, Manatee County's environmental
health director, offered these tips to keep the mosquito
breeding to a minimum:
Standing water in tires, toys, retention ponds,
bird baths and drainage swales are excellent breeding
grounds for mosquitoes. Keep those areas clear.
Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters.
Remove old tires or drill holes in those that hold
Turn over or remove plastic pots.
Pick up beverage containers and cups.
Check out tarps on boats or other equipment that
might collect water.
Pump out bilges on boats.
Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other
animal feeding dishes at least once a week.
Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage
ditches that prevent water flow.
Larkin also recommended people avoid the out-
doors between dusk and dawn, the time when mosqui-
toes are most active.
Lesser, however, has said island mosquitoes are
most active in the hour before dusk.
Cross and all Manatee County fire departments and emer-
gency management services.
Every firefighter will be trained to follow the plan,
which also includes forms for financial reimbursement
in the event of a declared state or federal emergency,
In other business, the commissioners unanimously
approved spending $56,000 to purchase and install net-
work upgrades and replacements to WMFR's communi-
Price announced two retirements Battalion Chief
Dennis Dotson Aug. 10 and Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop
"Both are excellent people," said Commissioner
Larry Tyler. "And they have provided excellent service
object to beach pergola
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners July 5 signed two
letters of no objection for two enhancement projects
within the city.
Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach, is planning a $300,000 renovation in the fall.
Building official Steve Gilbert signed off on the
project, saying the interior remodeling project wouldn't
typically require Florida Department of Environmental
Protection letters of no objection.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we went forward
with the letter of no objection anyway," said Gilbert.
"There will be no expansion of footprint and no elimi-
nation of parking spaces, things DEP will be looking at
during the permit process."
Commissioners also approved a letter of no objection
for the Tortuga Inn Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
Tortuga's plans include a pergola on the beach. The
city commission approved portions of the plan in Septem-
ber 2011, with several stipulations, including submission
of design drawings for a dune and the pergola.
Gilbert said he was recommending the letter of no
objection with three more stipulations, including an engi-
neering study for wind design within 30 days, stairs must
be roped off to protect adjacent vegetation, and a conser-
vation easement is placed on the dune.
"We finally completed the plans and I think you'll
find them less than what was originally proposed," owner
David Teitelbaum said.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said it is merely a letter
stating the city doesn't object to the project, but Teitel-
baum "still has to jump through a bunch of hoops" for
his DEP permits.
In other city matters, commissioners approved the
placement of three Tree City USA signs at the city's
Commissioners also appointed Barbara Curtis to the
planning and zoning board.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 11, 2012 0 17
AMI Privateers award 'magic' to 19 student scholars
By Kathy Prucnell
Shiver me timbers.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers awarded 19 schol-
arships to area students at an annual July 4 ceremony and
party at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
While grades, essays and financial need were criteria
for selection of nearly $20,000 in scholarship funding, the
lynch pin for an award rested on the applicants' service to
the community, said Mary Ann "Maz" Zyla-Smith, chair
of the scholarship committee.
"It doesn't matter what they were going into," said
Zyla. "It's amazing we've got scholarships going for 19
kids. I just think it's the Privateer magic."
The Privateers fundraise year-round holding
Thieves Markets and festivals, hosting 50/50 raffles, tast-
ings for pirate soup, grog and other contests to fund
First-year recipients of $800 awards include:
Rachael Luciano, a Manatee High School graduate
who plans to attend University of Florida for forensic
Katie Hawks, a Manatee High School graduate who
will attend University of South Florida for special educa-
Molly McDonough, a Manatee High School gradu-
ate who plans to attend University of Central Florida for
Jacob Kargauer, a Braden River High School gradu-
ate who will attend Florida State University for math-
College sophomores and their awards include:
Brandi Ricker, University of Central Florida, busi-
James Campbell, University of South Florida, busi-
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Alexander Chawi, State College of Florida, pre-
Ourania Lardas, Florida Gulf Coast University,
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18 0 JULY 11, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Historical society works 'Infield' into play
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is working
toward a fundraising goal of $30,000 to move the house
at 203 Spruce St., Anna Maria, to the historical park at
403 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Called "Infield" by Major League Baseball Hall-of-
Fame pitcher Warren Spahn, the house was one of several
he built along Spruce and on the beach in Anna Maria
with friends in the Milwaukee Braves when the team had
spring training in Bradenton in the 1950s.
The Spahn family said they would donate the house
to the historical society on sale of the property, but the
society would have to raise the money for the move.
Real estate agent Marie Franklin of Anna Maria
Realty is the listing sales agent for the property, and she
said there have been several serious inquiries, including
one from a man in Great Britain.
"There has been some interest, but that's all I can say
at this point," Franklin said.
She also said she spoke with a member of the Spahn
family recently, who told her that if the historical soci-
ety was "getting down to the wire" with its fundraising
efforts to move the house, the family would "throw in
what is lacking."
Keep on giving
Kathy Splawn of Dogs for the Earth on
Pine Avenue, right, won a vacation stay
from Pine Avenue Restoration for best
bonnet at the 2012 Easter celebration
where else? on Pine Avenue. She
donated the prize to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society, which held a raffle to
raisefundsfor a baseball museum. At the .
July 1 drawing, Mary Selby ofAMIHS, left, ',
artist Pat O'Neill and Annie Weir learn
the result is another donation back to the
community. PAR matched the tickets sold
and won the prize. It's obviously the prize
that keeps on giving. Stay tuned. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Mike Selby
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is rais-
ing money to move the 1950s-built home of baseball
hall-of-famer Warren Spahn from 203 Spruce St., Anna
Maria, to the park at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Franklin, who grew up in Anna Maria as part of the
Cagnina family, owners of the IGA property on Gulf
Drive, said she supports the historical society's effort to
move the house and turn it into a baseball museum.
"I remember when the Braves trained in Bradenton,
and many of them lived on Anna Maria Island during
the spring. I think a baseball museum would be a great
addition to the historical park," she said.
Franklin recently got a call from a man in Wisconsin
who is willing to donate his collection of Warren Spahn
baseball cards, jerseys, balls, gloves and other memora-
bilia to the museum, if it becomes a reality, along with
memorabilia for other players of the 1950s, including
Lew Burdette, Fred Hutchinson and Christy Torgeson.
Dogs for the Earth on Pine Avenue hosted a raffle
for the historical society, with half the proceeds going to
the food bank at the Roser Memorial Community Church
and the other half to the Infield moving fund. The July
1 drawing resulted in another donation of the prize, a
vacation rental on Pine Avenue.
AMIHS member Mary Selby said there now is
$6,500 for moving expenses, but time may be running
out. "If the property sells and we don't move it, or
haven't moved it, the new owners will just bulldoze
it. We think it's an important part of island history,"
The society wants to move the house as soon as pos-
sible, Selby said.
And there might be a well-hit fastball coming to aid
the historical society effort.
Selby said she has some people on the island "who
will give a matching donation of up to $10,000 to help
move the house. If anyone wants to step up and contrib-
ute, they will match the contribution."
The society also is hoping to attain grants to move
the house, she said.
In addition, the society needs the Anna Maria com-
mission to pass a resolution designating "Infield" as a
"historically significant house," said Selby.
Structures designated as "historically significant" by
a local government can be improved without comply-
ing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's
flood-plain restrictions, she said.
"Getting the designation is a key for us," Selby
Anyone interested in contributing to the historical
society's effort to move the Spahn house can call Selby
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 11, 2012 19
World-class surfer, crusader Rich Salick dies
By Bonner Joy
Rich Salick grew up on the smooth, glassy waves of
the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island.
He went on to greatness, induction in 2000 to the
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and founder with twin
brother Phil of the National Kidney Foundation Pro Am
But never you mind his struggles
with kidney disease and the gift of
life three kidney transplants he
received from siblings, including the
first from Phil.
Never mind his 40-year fight
Rich Salick against medical odds and a bout with
cancer in recent years.
Never mind all that. He lived life to the fullest, and
he did it to see that others with kidney disease could
triumph, succeed and live their lives to the fullest.
Rich Salick, 62, died July 2 shortly after surgery at
Orlando Regional Medical Center. His heart would have
But his legacy as a surfer and as an inspiration to
people affected by kidney disease will live on. So many
people are influenced by his wake.
Rich was the No. 1 ranked surfer on the East Coast
in the 24-35 age group in 1980.
He and Phil started a surfing competition in Cocoa
Beach, where they had moved to pursue the perfect wave
and a surfing profession. They opened a surf shop, started
forming their own brand of boards, and from that was
born the world's largest charitable surfing competition
- which draws tens of thousands of spectators to Cocoa
Beach on Labor Day weekend. This will be the 27th con-
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secutive year for the tournament that last year raised some
$125,000 for the NKF Orlando chapter.
They also opened a highway of surfers trekking from
Anna Maria to Cocoa Beach and back to frequent their
favorite beaches and learn from the best of the best, and to
purchase a coveted Salick surfboard. Their surf shop and
board-making enterprise operated from the 1970s-80s.
Salick had received a trio of kidney transplants from
his brothers over the course of 38 years. He received
transplants from twin Phil in 1974, older brother Chan-
ning Salick in 1986 and younger brother Wilson Shyman-
ski in 1999.
"He was the heart and soul of the National Kidney
Foundation. He personified who we are and what we
do," Stephanie Hutchinson, chief executive officer of the
organization's Orlando-based Florida chapter told Florida
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them the right care that they needed and he did that for
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with such a great man. And I will miss him every day,"
A memorial service was held July 7 in Cocoa Beach
with a gathering that followed at the Cocoa Beach Pier.
On July 8, friends and family participated in a paddle
out service from the beach at Third Street North, the
beach nearest the Salick's surf shop.
A local celebration of life is to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made by mail to the
National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Patient Services
Program, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL
32803 or by calling 800-927-9659.
Salick is survived by his twin, Phil, sister Joanie and
husband Tony Mills and their son Brandon of Holmes
Beach, brother Rosser Shymanski, son Philip, stepson
David Morgan, and ex-wife Michele Brenner Salick.
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MLB's Perez makes second straight all-star game
By Kevin P Cassidy seasons as the Indians' closer, Perez has closed out 85 British Soccer Camps will be held at the center 9-11
Former Holmes Beach resident Chris Perez' 2012
season as the closer for the Major League Baseball Cleve-
land Indians got off to a rocky start.
First he strained his oblique muscle during spring
training. He followed that by blowing an opening-day
save opportunity and wasting a 4-1 lead and a beautiful
two-hitter from Indians' starter Justin Masterson.
Since then, Perez has converted 24 straight save
opportunities and was recently selected to his second
straight MLB All-Star team by his peers. In addition, he
has helped his Cleveland Indians team to a 44-40 record,
which puts them in second place and only three games
back in the American League Central Division at the
midway point of the MLB season.
Perez is now firmly entrenched as a premier closer.
With 24 saves, Perez is on pace to challenge Jose Mesa's
team record 46 saves set in 1995. He has compiled an
impressive 2.59 earned run average amassing 32
strikeouts in 31.1 innings of work and Indian oppo-
nents are batting a paltry .210 against him.
There are many instances of players making it into
one all-star game, but when you're selected by your peers
twice, it's quite an honor. Perez also is quickly moving
up in the Indians' record book. In only two and a half
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games, putting Bob Wickman's career mark of 139 saves
in reach. Not bad for someone who didn't really start
pitching until his sophomore year of high school.
He was a good catcher up to that point, but guys who
possess a 95-mph fastball don't grow on trees.
Perez and wife Melanie have a 21-month old son
Maxwell and are expecting a daughter in September. He
made his first all-star team last season and took his wife
and son, along with mother Julie and father Tim to par-
take in all of the festivities that accompany Major League
Baseball's midseason classic.
Congratulations to Perez, and here's hoping this all-
star thing becomes a regular "working" vacation for Perez
AMICC to host sports camps
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will host
a baseball camp 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 30-Aug. 2. Baseball
camp will cost $80 per player.
The camp will be directed by Jesse Brisson, who
professes that baseball not the real estate business he
works at daily was his first love. Brisson's goals for
the camp are to bring children together as a team, pro-
mote sportsmanship, instill a love of the game and have
a.m. July 23-26 for players ages 3-5 and 9 a.m.-noon for
players ages 6-16. Cost for the younger players is $85,
while the older age group is $110.
British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and
abilities with an opportunity to receive high-level soccer
coaching from a team of international experts. Each day's
camp includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tac-
tical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages
and a daily tournament.
Registration forms are available at the center, but
players are encouraged to register at www.challenger-
sports.com. Applications received for the British camp
less than 10 days prior to camp will be charged an addi-
Next up at the center is an ultimate Frisbee camp
9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6-8.
Ultimate is a non-stop competition between two
teams that involves running, llno\\ ing and catching a
Frisbee. Also known as Frisbee football, it is among the
fastest growing sports in the country.
This camp will teach participants the fundamentals
of the game under the direction of David Greene, a local
resident with more than 20 years competitive experience.
He won one out nine national championship tournaments
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
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Fishing heats up as summer temps rise
By Capt. Danny Stasny
With calm waters and light winds, Anna Maria
Island offshore fishers are venturing out to water depths
of 80-120 feet in search of gag grouper, red grouper and
A variety of live or frozen baits are working to get
the bite. For the grouper, try live pinfish or shiners. If
you opt for frozen bait, you can't beat sardines. For the
mangrove snapper, a medium-size live shiner is the way
While fishing offshore, expect to see cobia, Span-
ish mackerel, kingfish and plenty of bonito. For all of
these species, a live shiner or threadfin herring free-lined
behind the boat is the ticket to success. It also helps to
chum with live baits to get the target going. Just remem-
ber, if you chum too much, the potential increases for
sharks to find your boat.
Inshore fishing is getting better as the waters in the
bays and Intracoastal Waterway are settling down and
clearing up. The water is still slightly stained with runoff
from recent heavy rains, although with the full moon tides
this week, conditions should improve. The water temp
this week surged up over 95 degrees.
While inshore fishing, expect to hook up with some
spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook.
Most fishers are using live shiners or shrimp while
fishing the flats. Those using artificial are getting results
in the early morning on Berkley Gulp shrimp or on top-
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing decent
numbers of mangrove snapper being caught. Most are
small, although keeper fish are being caught, and live
shiners are the bait of choice. Try using 20-pound fluoro-
carbon leader tied to a live bait hook and weighted with
a No. 3 split shot for rigging. Cast this rig baited with
a live shiner under the pier deck and hang on tight.
Not only are mangrove snapper being caught under
the pier, but also gag grouper and flounder are lurking
below, waiting to ambush unsuspecting baitfish. Flounder
up to 24 inches are being caught on live shiners fished
under the pier.
The same applies for gag grouper, with fish up to 26
inches being landed. When asked what else is working
to catch grouper, Kilb replied, "They'll eat ani ing1I that
won't eat them." This being said, I 'u II~. live pinfish,
threadfin herring or a tasty grunt.
Other catches this week at the pier include Spanish
mackerel, bonnethead sharks and skipjacks.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says the
fishing is starting to pick up again after Tropical Storm
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Debby. Beach fishers are getting results with chunk baits,
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bull sharks are being caught just off the beaches of Anna
Maria. Along with shark, fishers using chunk baits are
catching stingrays in excess of 50 pounds.
Moving offshore, fishers are using frozen sardines or
squid to target gag grouper, red grouper and mangrove
snapper. Live baits such as shiners and pinfish are work-
ing, too. Around nearshore structure, fishers are encoun-
tering bonito and Spanish mackerel.
On the flats of Anna Maria Sound, fishers are report-
ing moderate numbers of spotted seatrout. Keyes suggests
drifting over the Key Royale flat and using artificial baits,
such as a Berkeley Gulp shrimp or DOA Cal jig on a 1/4-
ounce red jig head. Keyes also hints that while the water
is still stained with runoff, try using a darker color bait,
such as root beer or new penny.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing
the backwaters in search of redfish, trout and catch-and-
release snook. On the high tides, Gross is fishing close to
the mangroves to find the reds and snook. He anchors on
the outgoing tide and chums to lure the fish out from under
the bushes within a targetable casting range. As the tide
drops, and the water becomes too shallow, the fish move
out to find deeper water. As this occurs, Gross follows
them to the edges of the flat to keep the bite going. Snook
up to 33 inches are being caught and released. He says the
slot-size reds are going into the cooler.
For the spotted seatrout, Gross is fishing deeper grass
flats during incoming tides. He feels these fish are stag-
ing up on deeper flats due to the summer's increasing
temperatures. Once Gross locates a good concentration
of trout, he anchors and chums. Live shiners free-lined
behind the boat are getting the bite. Spotted seatrout up to
26 inches are being caught with the average size coming
in around 18 inches.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore in search of
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gag grouper and other reef dwellers. Bottom fishing with
live baits such as pinfish and shiners, Girle is catching gag
grouper up to 26 inches. Red grouper are being caught on
the bottom with fish up to 22 inches being landed daily.
While bottom fishing the offshore reefs, Girle always
likes to have a flat-line rigged with a live bait to cast
behind the boat. This past week, readiness resulted in a
cobia that weighed in at 40 pounds. Also on the flat-line,
Girle is catching king mackerel up to 15 pounds.
Moving into the back-country waters, Girle is fish-
ing the low tides in the evening to find redfish, spotted
seatrout and catch-and-release snook. By getting out of
the boat and wading, Girle and his clients are able to
sneak up on these fish, which increases the bite ratio.
Girle is using 3-inch Gulp shrimp to get the bite.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says mangrove snapper are
dominating the bite this past week and the bite is get-
ting better day by day. To catch these tasty little snapper,
Medley suggests using either live shrimp or fresh-cut
Another reef dweller showing at the pier this past
week was gag grouper. Fish up to 24 inches are being
landed daily by fishers on live pinfish and greenbacks.
Medley expects to see more fish and bigger fish being
caught in the upcoming weeks. He suggests using heavy
gear to land these strong fighting fish, especially around
the pier structure.
Other species being caught around the pier include
flounder and sheepshead. For both species, try working
under the pier with live shrimp. Surprisingly, sheepshead
up to 7 pounds are being caught.
Finally, Spanish mackerel are being caught on the
strong moving tide around the bait schools. Try using
Gotcha plugs or small white jigs to cash in on this high-
activity fish. Live or fresh-cut greenbacks under a pop-
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By Rick Catlin
Sandbar Phase 2
construction to begin
The Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, will begin Phase 2 of its renovations in August.
The inside dining room, bar and lobby will be reno-
vated, while improvements to the entry and retail areas
that began last year will be completed.
According to a Sandbar press release, Phase 2 con-
struction should be completed by late November.
The main dining room will be closed during remod-
eling, but outdoor food service will be uninterrupted on
the deck, the release said.
Owner Ed Chiles has said he wants the Sandbar to
reflect the history and old Florida charm of the property,
which was originally built before World War II.
During that war, the Sandbar was the location of
a small nightclub that was frequented by service men
assigned to the U.S. Army Air Force radar station in Anna
For more information on the Sandbar, call 941-778-
Last week's Islander business brief incorrectly indi-
cated sushi was available at the Sandbar. The Beach-
House Restaurant, part of Ed Chiles' group of eateries that
includes the Sandbar and Mar Vista, is serving sushi.
Salon Salon adds Anna
Maria location, location
Salon Salon, 3216 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, is
adding a second Salon Salon this fall in Anna Maria, said
owner Nikita Fosmore.
The new Salon Salon will be a full-service beauty
shop specializing in hair, skin and nail care.
The new boutique and spa also will offer special
accommodations for wedding parties.
Fosmore said her mother, Annie Pettit, and the entire
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Nikita Fosmore, owner of Salon Salon, 3216 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach, displays beauty, hair and skin
products available now at the East Bay Drive location.
Patrons of the
rant, 100 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria,
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Salon Salon staff are "thrilled to be joining the wonderful
businesses on Pine Avenue.
"I love the sense of community on Pine Avenue. The
street is growing and becoming such a beautiful piece
of Anna Maria and the island. We are so grateful to be a
part," Fosmore said.
She said people should look for an announcement
this fall about a grand opening for the Anna Maria Salon
For more information, call 941-778-0400 or e-mail
New Rotary governor
pays home club a visit
Steve Schlueter of Holmes Beach, district 6960
governor for Rotary International, representing 51 clubs
of 2,300 Rotarians between Clewiston and Anna Maria
Island, will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Anna
Maria Island lunch meeting at noon, Tuesday, July 10, at
the Beachhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
Schlueter is a former president of the local Rotary
Club and has held a number of districtwide committee
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Bell Graphics Advertising & Design
10226 46th Ave. W., Bradento
Louise Bell Shuman
Cadence Bank, N.A.
2207 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
FHM Homes, LLC
Serving Bradenton Area
Your Home Concierge Service
7230 Hamilton Road, Bradento
Levin Financial Group
1990 Main Street, Sarasota
Coastal Floors Inc.
5334 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Nora Bucci/Kristen Bucci
The Prep Academy
7700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton
Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club
4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton
Ariel Screen Arts, LLC
9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Gabe & Charles Buky/Coldwell Banker
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Charles & Gabe Buky
Mary Kay Consultant
14763 First Ave. E., Bradenton
Rely Maintenance Services
3306 15th Ave. W., Bradenton
Paradise Reef SFL
4808 14th St. W., Bradenton
Mike McCoy Photography
886 Waterside Lane, Bradenton
Rev. Kenneth L. Gill
7080 Longboat Drive
Law Office of David W. Miner
523 39th St. W., Bradenton
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
509 83rd St.,Holmes Beach
The Sign Factory
6600 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Jay Dee Jackson
5858 Cortez Road, Bradenton
7456 Cortez Road, Bradenton
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717 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
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51 clubs of
positions, including finance, grants, ambassadorial schol-
arship for international study and training. He is on the
board for Camp Rotary, a Florida youth camp for the
disadvantaged and disabled.
As part of his official duties, Schlueter visits each
club in his district several times during his one-year term
as district governor.
He is semi-retired from an electrical manufacturing
company with headquarters in Wisconsin.
Reservations are not required to attend the club's
lunch meetings and guests are welcome.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday,
July 11, at the Feast restaurant in the Island Shopping
Center, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the lunch 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, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Breakfast is $8 and reservations are requested, and
members are encouraged to bring guests.
For more information or to make a reservation, call
941-778-1541 or go to the chamber's website at www.
Wagner Realty, with offices at 2217 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key, recently named Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett
as top-producing agents for June at the Anna Maria Island
Top sales honors went to Jerry Cunningham at the
Longboat Key office and David Moynihan at the Anna
Maria Island office.
For more information, call 941-727-2800.
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Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bradenton?
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ping cork are working, too.
On a final note, NOAA fisheries has extended the
federal and state recreational season on red snapper until
July 16 due to bad weather in June that resulted in a
decrease of fishing opportunities.
Get out while the weather is good and enjoy the extra
opportunity to catch red snapper.
Send fishing reports to email@example.com.
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ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, perfect
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chairs, collectibles. Antiques and bric-a-brac.
View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive,
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
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AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
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needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
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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,
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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.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
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-
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on
beach between 64th and 65th St., Holmes Beach.
Please claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOUND: CHAIN WITH locket and cross, turned
in Thursday morning, found around the Sandbar
area. Describe to claim at city of Anna Maria,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 941-708-6130.
LOST: CANON DIGITAL camera, lost near Oak
Avenue, Anna Maria during fireworks. Pictures
irreplaceable, please, if found, call 941-778-2907
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,
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JIL DE C A SIFIED.
TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team play-
ers for all kitchen positions. Some experience
required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Please come in for an application.
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-
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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.
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 -
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ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
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CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
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elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy.
Truly a gorgeous home!
ONE OF THE OLDEST BUSINESSES on Anna
Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity.
Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call
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.
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and residential and commercial sales.
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needs. Call her direct at 941-504-5211.
ISLAND CREAM-PUFF RARE PERICO VILLA
Updated duplex on rare 2BR/2BA with a den and
oversized lot. $559,000. Call garage priced to sell $269,900
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941- Call Josh Petitt, Realtor, 231-
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-
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
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HOME HANDYMAN ETC. COMPLETE residential
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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
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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.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
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-
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$359,000. Fabulous, newly painted, 3BR/2BA, lake-
front, pool home in Perico Isles. Only minutes from
Florida's most beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Many upgrades in March 2012, new pool heater,, new
pool cage, new hardwood floors, new washer-dryer, 5
new TVs, new ceiling fans and new dishes in kitchen,
all included. Maintenance-free community offers gym,
tennis courts, pool and clubhouse. Enjoy nearby Rob-
inson Preserve, walking, biking trails, fishing and kayak-
ing. Call today, 941-447-1506.
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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
BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfur-
nished 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. 1. 941-730-1086.
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.
HOUSE FOR RENT: Anna Maria 3BR/3BA canal
home. One block from beach and three blocks
from stores. Open and spacious, private yard.
Pets OK. $1,800/month. 941-538-9328.
1BR/1BA, GULF VIEWS, $950/month, large
efficiency with dock access, $750/month,
2BR/2.5BA townhouse with pool, $1,000/month.
Call Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696 or 800-
RENTAL: RESORT 66. Gulffront timeshare, sleeps
four. Holmes Beach. One week only, July 14-21.
30 percent off. 309-642-7170.
WESTSIDE UPDATED 3BR/2BA, two-car garage
home. Unfurnished, $1,480/month, includes lawn
service. Available Aug. 15. Realtor, 941-756-
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk to
beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site:
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 completely
remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call
941-224-1652 for more information.
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-
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.
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/
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach.
Excellent investment income. $269,000. By owner,
BEACHFRONT 2BR/1 BA HOME with spectacular
Gulf and bay views. $699,000. 865 North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria. 941-778-8356.
UNIQUE BEAUTIFUL PRISTINE 3BR/2BR, two-car
garage on Perico Island. Community pool, tennis,
fitness. For sale by owner, $385,500. 941-792-
BAYSHORE UPDATED 4BR/2BA with separate
bedroom office entrance. Community pool and
marina, $92,500. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real
TOWNHOUSE: PALMA SOLA bay, all updated,
2BR/2BA, boat slip, heated pool, $135,000. Real-
tor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.
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
EASY WALKTO SHOPPING AND THE BEACH!
DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA AND 1BR/1 BA
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
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YANKEE DOODLE DANDIES By Dan Schoenholz / Edited by Will Shortz
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7 Gold Coast, today
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20 Player of the
21 Mach3 predecessor
22 "Yes, I'm a Witch"
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30 Heads up
33 Capital of Denmark?
34 Come to naught
35 Fermented honey
36 Where kips are cash
37 Observe, in the
daughter who was
41 First National
Leaguer with 500
42 Act out
44 Some slippers
45 Novelist who was
52 Early computer
54 Red Cross supply
55 Word with black or
58 "The Haj" author
61 Long way to go?
63 Bill provider
64 Valley, 2002
65 See 28-, 39-, 45-,
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72 Sri Lankan export
73 Film canine
74 "This is dedicated
to the love"
78 Article in Der
79 Sweater style
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95 Columnist who was
99 Powerful blows
101 Attire usually worn
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103 The final Mrs
104 Economic stat
107 Literary critic who
111 Michigan college
112 When sung five
times, an Abba hit
113 Electrical impulse
conductor in the
117 D C player
119 Maytag acquisition
120 And others, in a
121 Most of a figure
123 Water balloon
1 Tufted topper
3 Some large tubes
4 They might be
5 Part of Tennyson's
6 Pinch-hits (for)
7 Former financing
8 Wannabe surfers
9 Cove, e g
11 Years at the Vatican
12 Wily sort
13 10th-century Holy
14 Iris part
15 Clayey deposit
17 Chess closing
25 Bundles of joy, so to
31 Lord of the Flies
32 Convoy component
38 Wide shoe spec
39 Wide-open mouth
40 Every, in an Rx
42 Lens used for close
43 New World monkeys
47 Singer Lovett
48 City on the slopes
of Mount Carmel
49 What a thermometer
50 Garden chemical
51 One of the Estevez
55 French game
56 Dish that may be
77 Get off at a station
80 Like adversity, one
81 Mint products
82 Sausage topper
83 Ancient Greek
84 Seventh chapter
85 "I'll send an to
the world" (Police
86 Bird's org
87 Kind of test
88 Interstate sign
89 "Good night, and
good luck," e g
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91 Becomes established
96 Like some mutual
97 West of Nashville
99 Air show maneuver
100 Actress Ryder
104 Opposite of break
108 Anarchist Goldman
115 "The dog ate my
116 Literary inits
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