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VOLUME 20, NO. 40
AUG. 8. 2012 FREE
Tampa woman demands answers in BB death
By Mark Young
A parade of friends and family of the late
Sheena Morris filed into Bradenton Beach City
Hall Aug. 2 to ask commissioners to demand
the city invite the FBI to look into the 2009
death of the 25-year-old Tampa woman, and
to ask for disciplinary action against Police
Chief Sam Speciale.
Morris died at the BridgeWalk Resort, 100
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach sometime during
the early morning hours of New Year's Day.
Morris' mother, Kelly Osborn told report-
ers after the meeting, "We're not talking sui-
cide anymore. Sheena was murdered."
Although first ruled a suicide by law
enforcement and the medical examiner, the
family disputes that conclusion and has repeat-
edly asked for the case to be reopened, saying
they have new evidence.
Special interviewed before the Aug.
2 meeting said the Morris family has pre-
sented no new evidence.
"I have said from the start, if any cred-
ible evidence came up, I would reopen the
case," said Speciale. 'The mother of Sheena
told us she has evidence of a person who has
knowledge of the case, but would not give that
information to us."
Special said Osborn stated she would
only give the information to the FBI.
"I spoke to the FBI and they said they
would take the information, and she has never
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produced it," he said.
Osborn told commissioners she wants the
FBI involved, but Speciale told The Islander that
even if the case was reclassified a homicide, the
FBI would not investigate it.
'They will not investigate a homicide under
these conditions," he said. "I asked them if they
would investigate it, and they told me no."
In 2011, Morris' family hired a forensic
expert and had her body exhumed. No new
evidence was discovered on the body, but the
medical examiner changed the cause of death
from suicide to undetermined.
Special said the decision to change the
cause of death was based on the opinion "that
the crime scene appeared too clean. So, it was
(a second medical examiner's) opinion that it
One medical examiner's opinion doesn't
override the original medical examiner's decision,
the BBPD investigation and the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office's determination, he said.
"It wasn't our department that ruled it a sui-
cide," said Speciale. \ ly detective's responsi-
Polls open Aug. 14
By Mark Young
It's time to vote.
Absentee voter ballots for the Aug. 14 pri-
mary election have been mailed and must be
returned to the supervisor of elections by 7 p.m.
the day of the election. Early in-person voting
for the Aug. 14 primary election ends at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11.
Early votes must be cast at the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections, 600 301 Blvd.
W., Suite 108, Bradenton.
Florida law requires a signed photo identi-
fication card, such as a driver's license to vote.
Voter registration for the Nov. 6 elec-
tion, including the presidential election
state, county and local city offices,
closes Oct. 9, and early voting for
the election begins Oct. 27.
A primary election is for regis-
tered party voters to select a candi-
date who will advance to the Nov. 6
general election, and does not include
Beach city com-
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could recall in
ability in that case was to determine if there was
any evidence of foul play and none was found.
The sheriff's office processed the crime scene
and they reached the same conclusion, as did the
original medical examiner."
The Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment has agreed to review the case, and Speciale
said FDLE will send cold case specialists to the
city to review the case.
'They will either concur with our findings
or offer us u'.' lii ni on what to do next and, if
need be, offer us assistance," said Speciale, who
noted if the investigator finds credible reason to
reopen the case, he would do so.
Special said FDLE has already reviewed
the case file once and reached the same conclu-
sion. He said he is confident that his department
did its job.
'They did \ i lingw they were supposed
to do," he said. "With the evidence that we had,
there was only one conclusion, and it was the
same conclusion as other agencies reached. I
don't have the luxury of dealing with opinion
PLEASE SEE BB DEATH, PAGE 4
for primary voting
nonpartisan races, such as Anna Maria Island's
three city commission races.
Island polling stations that will open for the
Aug. 14 primary election include:
Precinct 91, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Precinct 93, St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library,
112 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria currently has 1,305 regis-
tered voters, Bradenton Beach has 929 voters,
and Holmes Beach has 3,264 voters.
Cortez residents vote at the
Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage community center at
4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
For more information, includ-
ing sample ballots for the primary,
go online to www.votemanatee.
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2 E AUG. 8, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Bradenton Beach seeks dismissal of Holmes Beach lawsuit
By Kathy Prucnell
Bradenton Beach filed a motion July 24 in the 12th
Judicial Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Holmes
Beach concerning ownership of 27th Street.
Holmes Beach filed suit May 24 asking the court to
declare as public a portion of the street adjacent to the
Sandpiper Resort, a mobile home cooperative in Braden-
ton Beach. The street runs east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota
Bay within Bradenton Beach at the border of Holmes
The lawsuit also seeks a court order requiring the
Sandpiper to remove gates and private property signs
from a fence at the border and to remove a portion of the
fence for access between adjoining property in Holmes
Bradenton Beach's motion, filed by Charles E John-
son of the Bradenton law firm of Blalock Walters, PA.,
maintains that Holmes Beach failed to set forth a legal
claim to allow a court to declare 27th Street a public
The motion also argues that Holmes Beach lacks
"standing to request the relief sought," and failed to
contain proper allegations for the requested court order
to remove the signs, fence or gate.
"The underlying property is owned by either Sand-
piper, Bradenton Beach or unspecified third parties,"
according to Johnson's motion. 'There is no factual sce-
nario, and certainly none alleged in the complaint, where
the underlying property is owned by the plaintiff."
Johnson states the allegation that the property is "to
be held for the public in general" does not provide stand-
The Sandpiper Resort in June argued the mobile
home park was improperly named in the lawsuit, and
Holmes Beach corrected the name error with an amended
complaint June 27.
As of the end of June, about $9,300 has been spent
by Holmes Beach "suing our neighbors," according to
Commissioner Jean Peelen.
Peelen and fellow Commissioner John Monetti each
recused themselves from voting on Sandpiper-related
Afence installed last year by sandpiper Resort sepa-
rates the mobile home park in Bradenton Beach from
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
matters Peelen because she owns property in the
mobile home park and Monetti because he owns property
on the border of 27th Street in Holmes Beach.
While Peelen has spoken against the lawsuit, Mon-
etti, who is running for re-election in November, has been
vocal about providing access by Holmes Beach residents
to 27th Street.
The dispute first arose in December 2008 when
Holmes Beach learned of an impending Bradenton Beach
quitclaim deed and ordinance supporting the property
transfer to Sandpiper Resort.
At the time, Bradenton Beach supported the quit-
claim to clarify ownership of land because some Sand-
piper mobile homes were found encroaching on the 27th
Street right of way.
While Holmes Beach commissioners dropped the
matter shortly after pointing out the city's objections to
the deed, the issue arose again last summer when the
Sandpiper erected a fence, installed gates and posted no
trespass signs along the border.
Last fall, Holmes Beach initiated a conflict-resolution
process, which is required before one municipality sues
one another. The state-mandated process did not require
the Sandpiper's participation.
A series of public meetings ended in February with-
After private settlement discussions in March
between Holmes Beach and Sandpiper representatives,
Holmes Beach commissioners proceeded to file the law-
Islanders invited to storm
By Mark Young
The 2012 hurricane season has been fairly quiet thus
far, but it is a long way from over with three months
remaining in a season predicted to have 13 named storms,
six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
According to weather.com, a late-developing El Nino
system has slowed hurricane development, but as storms
such as Andrew and Katrina have proven, it only takes
one to cause devastation.
For residents on Anna Maria Island and other coastal
cities, vigilance during hurricane season should remain a
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler said
that's the reason for an Aug. 15 hurricane preparedness
meeting being held at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
"It's always good for people to be prepared," said
Breuler, who organized the meeting after officials from
the island cities agreed it was necessary. Especially, said
Breuler, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby, June
24-26, to remind islanders what to do in the event of a
"I've had a lot of questions from people about what
they are supposed to do," said Breuler. "It was brought
up at a meeting that we would like to do something for
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Sarasota Bay waters rise during Tropical Storm Debby
in late June. Islanders are invited to an Aug. 15 hurri-
cane preparedness meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall,
5801 Marina Drive. Islander Photo: Mark Young
STORM MEETING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
all three of our cities, and I just picked up the ball and
set up the meeting."
Breuler said the meeting will feature talks on prepar-
ing an evacuation, and how and when they return after-
ward, and general hurricane preparedness.
"There's a lot of people that need to know what to
do if a storm comes through and someone decides the
island needs to be evacuated," she said. 'The people of
Anna Maria have to come through Holmes Beach, and
the people of Bradenton Beach can either go out through
Longboat Key, Cortez or Holmes Beach. So we all have
to know what the other city is doing."
Breuler said TS Debby was a good reminder of why
everyone needs to prepare for future storms.
'It's the reason why we wanted to have this meeting
now," she said.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
15, and is free to attend.
Emergency management personnel will be guest
speakers. There also will be a question-and-answer ses-
For more information, contact Breuler at 941-727-
The Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, saw temperatures in the mid-90s last week and a
sea of shade-producing umbrellas Aug. 3. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Beachgoers abound on Anna Maria Island
By Rick Catlin
Some folks on Anna Maria Island might be won-
dering if there is much difference anymore between the
winter and summer season.
"It's been a wonderful summer," said Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann
Brockman. "I haven't talked with anyone who hasn't
done well these past few months."
The chamber had more than 1,200 telephone calls
in July requesting information about Anna Maria Island,
in addition to thousands of hits on the chamber website,
Jesse Brisson, who reports real estate transactions
for The Islander and is a broker at Gulf-Bay Realty in
Holmes Beach, said his vacation rental business was up
considerably from last year, and many units are booked
through the last week of August.
August has become a very busy month for visitors in
Florida after the Legislature several years ago changed
the opening date for public schools from the first week
in August to late August.
"August is the traditional month for Florida visitors.
When school was starting that first week, tourism just
dried up," Brockman recalled.
Lobbying by the Florida tourism industry and the
Florida League of Cities several years ago resulted in
later school openings date, allowing Floridians their tra-
ditional time at the beach, she said.
Manatee County public schools are scheduled to
resume classes Aug. 20, while private schools and Florida
universities have various opening dates for fall classes.
For news on Anna Maria Elementary School fall
opening and open house, see page 13.
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BB DEATH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
or emotion. I have to deal with facts, and the facts of
this case show it as a suicide. If the facts change from
the FDLE review, I will reopen this case and we will go
At the meeting, Osbom expressed disappointment in
having FDLE review the file, which is partly why she is
demanding FBI involvement.
"Reviewing the file is not reopening the case," she
Osbom insists she did try to present BBPD with new
evidence, but that they wouldn't do anm ihinig with it.
'I don't care about (BBPD) trying to convince you
of their investigation," Osborn told commissioners. 'The
fact of the matter is, they are inept to handle Sheena's
case. When I brought them more evidence, they didn't
know what to do with it."
Osborn told reporters "Sheena was murdered," after
she left the meeting room.
She said she has spent years trying to get to the
'That's all we wanted," she said. "We wanted an
investigation and we wanted the truth. We're looking for
When asked what justice meant to her, Osborn said,
"Getting a murderer off the street."
The Sheena Morris case
It was New Year's Eve when BPPD received a call
to the BridgeWalk Resort in reference to a woman yell-
A couple staying in a nearby room heard the woman
yelling, "and a man's voice speaking back to her in a calm
voice," said Speciale.
The officers were dispatched to the scene. As they
were climbing the stairs to Morris' room, the officers
passed a man walking calmly down the stairs.
Osborn claims BBPD should have arrested Morris'
boyfriend for domestic violence and it would have saved
her daughter's life that night. Special said the call was
never in relation to domestic violence.
'It was a disturbance call," he said. 'When the offi-
cers got to the room, Miss Morris came to the door and
invited the officers in. They had a discussion with her, at
which time Miss Morris said she had no way home."
Special said the officers asked Morris if she had
family she could call, but Morris said that her father lived
out of state and she hadn't talked to her mother in years.
"She was asked if she had been hit and she said no,"
said Speciale. "By the end of their conversation, he had
simply left the premises. The next day we got a call to
get people out of a room at the resort. As it turned out,
we found Miss Morris deceased in the bathroom, hanging
from a dog leash from the shower."
Special said MCSO and a medical examiner were
By Kathy Prucnell
The city clerk in Holmes Beach is not just a minute-
taker for the commission, the clerk is the custodian of
city records and recorder of official city actions.
She's also the facilitator of technological improve-
ments in city hall chambers.
A consensus of commissioners July 12 directed city
clerk Stacey Johnston to make audio recordings of city
meetings available on the city website.
The improvement was suggested by Commission
Jean Peelen who following a h'.I-'LliiOn to live-
stream video meetings of commission meetings and
a discovery that the city has the t~.l hnui>hl. in place to
post audio on the website.
The t.lihnuhi,.'\ also allows for searches based on
the meeting agenda and access to specific items of inter-
est, according to Peelen.
'"That way you don't have to sit through whole
meetings, but just hear the parts most important to you,"
Peelen wrote in her newsletter.
Following the meeting, Johnston and Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger made attempts to load audio recordings
on the city's website, but encountered problems.
Just as the typical three-hour meeting is almost
loaded, Johnston said, "it times out." But she expects
to soon have the bugs worked out.
Also on the tll hnih'lo.y front, Peelen reported the
Manatee County Tourist Development Council's inter-
est in continuing to hold meetings in the Holmes Beach
It was her first report on the TDC to commissioners
called to the scene.
'The boyfriend wasn't a suspect because it was not a
violent disturbance we responded to," he said. "We sub-
poenaed phone records and found out they were texting
one another until 4 a.m., so she died sometime between
then and when we responded later that morning."
Special said he understands how the family is feel-
Kelly Osborn pleads for a review of the investigation
into her daughter's death in 2009 at the Aug. 2 Braden-
ton Beach City Commission meeting.
after replacing Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy
Haas-Martens as a TDC member June 1.
She suggested the TDC might look elsewhere
because of the city's lack of t.l hni'lo.\ in chambers.
The TDC would like to use PowerPoint presentations
at its meetings.
Commission chair David Zaccagnino said the TDC
should pay for any upgrades, but TDC chair Carol Whit-
more said she would not recommend paying to upgrade
a system that hasn't been updated since 1997.
Zaccagnino replied, "I think it would be a good
idea for the TDC to spend some money on us," adding,
however, "It's up to the mayor."
After the meeting, Johnston said she's looked into
the tk 1.hn liii' upgrades for PowerPoint capability, but
hasn't found a solution.
"If they decide to stay here, they'll have to let us
know what they need," she said.
Johnston said she met July 17 with representatives
from Manatee County TV and the city's technical con-
sultant, Kevin Carmichael of American Audio Solu-
tions, who recently assisted with sound adjustments
in city hall chambers.
Even though recordings are viewable in chambers,
she said it was determined they can't view PowerPoint
presentations from another computer on the city's two
Carmichael was able to improve the audio system
in other respects. He installed two additional speakers
in the back of the chambers, and adjusted the amplifica-
tion system and headphone access for hearing impaired
people, she said.
ers, pleading for
them to invite fur-
into her daugh-
ter's 2009 death,
Kelly Osborn tells
media in the park-
ing lot, "We're
not talking suicide
'I have a daughter," he said. 'I can't imagine what
they are going through, but you just can't walk into a
police department and want a case reopened without evi-
dence and we just don't have that. I just think they don't
believe any of the information because they don't want
to believe their daughter would do this."
Special said there is plenty of evidence suggesting
the death of Morris was not a murder.
"If people in the resort could hear them arguing, I
would think someone would hear something breaking
and people fighting," he said. "I would hope she would
have fought for her life. There is some ,u'LPL mliOIn that
she could have been drugged, but there were no drugs in
Special said there was no evidence on the body that
a physical altercation had occurred "and no marks on her
feet that she had been dragged across the floor and into
Special said Morris and her boyfriend were appar-
ently on the island to plan their wedding. An argument of
some kind caused the boyfriend to leave and after trying
to contact him all night via cell phone, "she was in a mind
frame to do what she did."
Anna Maria City
Aug. 8,6:30 p.m., environmental, enhancement and
Aug. 9, 6 p.m., work session.
Aug. 14, 6 p.m., budget work session.
Aug. 21, 6 p.m., tentative budget work session.
Aug. 23, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Aug. 15, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m., capital improvement projects.
Aug. 15, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Aug. 16, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 21, 9 a.m., land development code- commis-
sion joint workshop.
Aug. 28, 9 a.m., land development code-commis-
sion joint workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., hurricane preparedness.
Aug. 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Aug. 28, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Aug. 21, county commission.
Aug. 20, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
Aug. 16, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
Holmes Beach to advance technology
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you could win.
The Islander Top Notch photo contest continues this
week. Six weekly winning pictures are featured on the cover
of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner
of $100 from The Islander and other prizes including fram-
ing by Carly Carlson Framing and gift certificates from
Duffy's Tavern, Harry's Continental Kitchens, The Feast,
Hurricane Hanks, Bridge Street Bistro and Mister Robert's
Resortwear. Weekly winners receive a "More Than a Mullet
Wrapper" Islander T-shirt.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest, with the next deadline Aug. 10.
Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures
that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid
snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures.
Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental
moments and moments of personal triumph. This year
judges also will be looking for photos in a category of
its own: Pets. First- through third-place pet photos will
earn special prizes appropriate to the pet from Perks 4
Pets and The Islander.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in origi-
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or on a non-returnable disc.
Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching,
enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed.
Digital entries are encouraged. Send or deliver photo
prints to Ton Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404
Mainia Dinve, Hohnes Beach FL 34217.
Complete rules and entry criteria for the contest are
published weekly and online at www.islander.org.
Email entries must include only one photo attach-
ment/entry per email with the required information in
the email text. There is no limit to the number of weekly
entries. Entries need not be repeated weekly. Any photos
not selected but preferred by the judges are moved for-
ward each week of the contest.
Photos without the required entry information will
YOUR ENTRY MUST INCLUDE:
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LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
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derive less than 5 percent of their income from photog-
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other competition are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is
permitted; no composite or multiple print images will be
accepted. Digital photos must be submitted in JPG file
format. Prints from digital or film are accepted. Slides
are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must
be included either in the email or affixed to the back of
each print submitted. One email per photo submission.
Email single entries to email@example.com. Mail or
deliver print entries to The Islander, Top Notch Photo
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5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander
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must provide the original digital image or negative if
requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted
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The motion of fluid swirling in a circular pattern
around a turbulent center is a vortex.
And that's where the little city of Bradenton Beach
finds itself in a swirl of controversy.
The focus in Bradenton Beach is a mother scorned.
She refuses to accept what the city's police department
insists is true, and as she stirs and stirs the pot, the city
and the media are sucked into the swirling mass a
compilation of contradictions.
The main players in Kelly Osborn's whirlpool are
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale and Detec-
tive Lenard Diaz, as she takes aim at their investigation
of her daughter's alleged suicide.
Much comes into question by Osborn in the case of
her 25-year-old daughter, found hanging Jan. 1, 2009,
in the shower stall at a Bradenton Beach motel.
But she didn't present the argument for opening
the case when she spoke at the Aug. 2 Bradenton Beach
She pleaded to have the FBI called to investigate
Sheena Morris' death, and she asked for disciplinary
action against Speciale and Diaz.
She made her case known, however, to the media.
Thanks to some good background reporting in the
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Osborn's findings about her
daughter's case are explained. You can go online to the
newspaper's website and search for Sheena Morris. It's
Osborn raised funds to have her daughter's body
exhumed, have an independent pathologist exam and
a study of some 400 crime scene photos, and then had
qualified crime scene experts study the findings.
You might find yourself questioning the original
finding of suicide on learning of the "too clean" crime
scene. No evidence of thrashing when the dog leash
tightened on Sheena's throat. No fingerprints in the
shower. And sand caked on her feet, but none on the
floor or anywhere else.
You, too, might find yourself asking what happened
to Sheen Morris that night.
But, you might also agree, there's no evidence to
prove who caused her death or how. There's no evidence
of ani hlling but her hanging. And nothing can change
that. And, remember, her fiance established an alibi.
So we are left with only questions. Accusations.
Explanations. Speculation. Hype. And hurt.
We hope the investigation will proceed and Osborn
will have closure. We hope to learn the truth about what
the "small town" BBPD did or didn't do.
We hope we can all have closure.
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Setting the record straight
In the past week, some bulletins of Catholic par-
ishes of the Diocese of Venice published a notice about
the work of married Roman Catholic priests associated
with CITI Ministries, myself included.
The priests of CITI Ministries, for whom "Celibacy
is the Issue," are validly and licitly ordained Roman
Catholic priests, motivated by pastoral concerns and
able to assist at marriages, funerals and other events
by request, and when local parish priests are unable or
unwilling to assist.
Roman Catholic tradition and official teaching
affirm, even though a priest may be married, that sacred
ordination, never becomes invalid or, as the Baltimore
Catechism taught us, "Once a priest, always a priest."
I am a representative of CITI Ministries, having
been ordained a priest in 1957 for the Archdiocese of
The Rev. Frank McGrath, Holmes Beach
Editor's note: The bulletin distributed two weeks ago at
St. Bernard Catholic Church included a notice claiming
Frank McGrath is not a Roman Catholic priest.
After attending many Holmes Beach meetings, I
have the feeling we are forgetting that we have not one
problem, but many. And we can't fix them all with one
We have large multi-bed rentals, noise, trash, park-
ing, overlooked FEMA regulations, improper advertis-
ing and so on.
Let's take large rentals first. When Commissioner
Morton said, "if you build it, they will come." Unless
we modify every building code, we have to have Floor
Area Ratio. If a person must have a large house, then
they must purchase property that fits those needs. We
must level the field for people in small houses, and pre-
vent towering boxes from overshadowing neighbors.
Some problems have been well addressed. Rear
door trash pickup, posted building inspections and
stepped up code enforcement show progress.
Closer scrutiny of affidavits and building applica-
tions is an excellent step to protect neighborhoods.
But these are only the start to correct problems that
have accumulated over the years.
We have a laidback approach to living here, and a
few people have taken advantage of us. We must con-
tinue to address these and any other problems with a
When I read that builder Shawn Kaleta said, "I am
building what I am allowed to build," I thought, yes, he
We've allowed it. If we continue, worse will cer-
Hold firm in your elected seats to represent this
island and its people. They're telling you what they
want. Listen to them.
Carol Soustek, Holmes Beach
How sad that The Islander, a family newspaper for
a family island, has stooped to giving a pornographer
almost two pages of free advertising: "Peelen launches
'Gray Matters' with Playboy editor."
Hefner is referred to as a "moral man" and the deni-
gration of women is legitimized if only they have a Phi
Beta Kappa key or are professionally trained as a nurse
or a wildlife worker.
Also great advertising for the Episcopal church.
You should be ashamed.
Jan Milligan, Bradenton
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Headlines from the Aug. 7, 2002,
issue of The Islander
The landmark Pete Reynard's Yacht Club Res-
S;., taurant in Holmes Beach was demolished to make way
for developer Nick Easterling's planned marina/condo
project adjacent to Wachovia Bank. About 500 people
gathered to watch the demolition. The restaurant was
built in the early 1950s and taken over by Reynard and
wife Eleanor (Reynard) Tatakis in October 1954.
: The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau reported Island accommodation occupancy
declined 8.5 percent in June compared with the same
month in 2001. Susan Estler of the CVB said all of
Florida saw a decline in tourism, with some major mar-
kets down as much as 20 percent.
Then-Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
said she was reconsidering her decision not to seek re-
election in the wake of the city commission's 3-2 vote
not to allow a public vote on whether the city should
hire a city manager. Commissioners Pat Geyer, Rich
Bohnenberger and Roger Lutz voted to ignore the rec-
ommendation to allow a public vote made by the city's
Enhancing the view charter review committee after the same commissioners
had sought a recommendation from the committee. She
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Trial for ex-Holmes Beach man set for Aug. 13
A former Holmes Beach man who has been in the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office jail since early March
will get his time in court at 9 a.m. Aug. 13.
Douglas Mullaney, 40, formerly of the 600 block of
Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, is sched-
uled to appear before 12th Judicial Cir-
cuit Court Judge Janette Dunnigan for a
jury trial on charges of obtaining money
from a pawnshop by fraud and, as a con-
victed sex offender, for failing to inform
Mullaney law enforcement of an address change.
Mullaney has remained in the
Manatee County jail since police in
Oregon arrested him in late February on
S the charges. Mullaney was extradited to
Florida for trial.
He pleaded not guilty to both third-
Ueltschi degree felonies. If convicted, he faces a
maximum five years in prison and a fine
of $5,000 for each offense.
AMI welcome sign damaged
It might be difficult for this manatee to wave "hello"
The manatee on the welcome sign at the Manatee
Avenue entrance to the city of Holmes Beach is missing
its right fin.
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island reported Aug. 3
that the fin had been broken from the manatee mold and
found on the ground sometime last week.
It is unknown at this time how the damage came
about, but the club suspects vandals or an accident.
'This is not the first time the sign has been disfig-
ured," according to an AMI Rotary Club press release.
"Last year, the tail on the dolphin was pulled off."
The welcome sign is constructed of Styrofoam to
meet Florida Department of Transportation requirements
that limit damage the sign could make if struck in a crash
or a dislodged in a storm event, the press release stated.
'The Island Rotary Club is in the process of having
the Manatee's right fin restored to its rightful place," said
club president Lynn Zemmer.
The Holmes Beach welcome sign at the Kingfish Boat
Ramp on Manatee Avenue was damaged last week.
Islander Courtesy Photo
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Convicted sex offenders are required to notify law
enforcement officials within 48 hours of any change of
Mullaney was convicted in Pennsylvania in 1999 for
unlawful contact and communications with a minor.
His sister, Christine Ueltschi, is wanted by the MCSO
for failing to appear in court Nov. 9, 2011, for her trial on
driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license.
Holmes Beach police also want to question her about the
Anyone with information on Ueltschi's whereabouts
is asked to call the Holmes Beach Police Department at
Island police blotter
July 25, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, suspicious
incident. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy
responded to a call of two men in a white van parked
in front of the complainant's home. The caller said the
men dumped something "gooey and foamy" into a nearby
stormwater drain. The men were gone before the deputy
arrived. He observed some type of foamy substance in
the drain, but according to the report, the substance did
not appear to represent a public health hazard.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
July 28, 3007 Gulf Drive, DUI. Douglas Loring of
South County was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge
outside the Anchor Inn. Holmes Beach Police Department
officers requested the assistance of a MCSO deputy to
perform a field sobriety test. The deputy responded to
the request to find Loring "passed out" in the driver's
seat of his vehicle. The deputy made two unsuccessful
attempts to wake Loring before using a "sternum rub,
which got his attention," according to the report. Loring
allegedly told the deputy he had several drinks at a bar,
but not at the Anchor Inn. He did not remember where
he had been drinking. The deputy also observed an open
container of beer in Loring's vehicle and detected a strong
odor of alcohol. Loring "performed poorly" on the field
sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and booked into
the Manatee County jail on $500 bond.
July 25, 3100 block of Avenue E, lewd behavior.
A female reported to HBPD she had fallen asleep in her
chair when she was awakened by a strange noise. She
saw a man at the window with a shirt covering his face,
and fondling himself, according to the police report. The
woman described the man's clothing and police made
contact with a suspect a short time later. According to
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the report, the man's vehicle was parked across the street
from the victim's residence, he was seen walking away
from the area at a fast pace and could not provide a sat-
isfactory reason why he was in the area. However, the
victim was not able to positively identify the man.
July 23, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A couple
stopped by the Manatee Public Beach for ice cream and
left their vehicle unlocked. Upon their return, they saw
the vehicle had been ransacked. The couple reported a
GPS unit, a suitcase and a wallet total value at $220
- were missing.
July 23, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. Two
female complainants went to Manatee Public Beach.
While at the beach, someone gained entry into the
unlocked vehicle and stole a purse, camera and credit
cards valued at $248.
July 24, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. While at Mana-
tee Public Beach, a woman left her purse containing
a cell phone and other items valued at $317, under a
beach towel. She left her belongings for a short time and
learned, upon her return, the purse was missing.
July 25, 400 block of 79th Street, burglary. A couple
returned to their vacation home and noticed that their
wine racks had been emptied. The couple looked around
the residence and determined several other items, includ-
ing a TV and bedspread, were missing. The items were
valued at $540.
July 27, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, drunk.
HBPD was contacted about a person lying in a yard. Upon
investigating, officers found a female lying in the public
right of way. She was "extremely intoxicated," according
to the report. A friend was called to pick her up.
July 27, 300 block of Clark Drive, vehicle bur-
glary. A male complainant called to report his vehicle had
been burglarized. According to the report, officers found
signs of forced entry on the driver's side window. The
man reported missing a GPS unit and six credit cards, all
valued at $200.
July 27, 500 block of 75th Street, counterfeit. A
woman complainant reported a fake $50 bill had been
passed to her during a garage sale. According to the
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Repeat offender to come before Holmes Beach code board
By Kathy Prucnell
Agnelli Pools & Construction is scheduled to go
before the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board for
a second time in four months for an alleged building code
The hearing at 10 a.m. Aug. 16, in city hall cham-
bers, 5801 Marina Drive, may be postponed, according
to Agnelli, due to his vacation plans. Also his attorney
Scott Rudacille is not available that day.
The city alleges Agnelli Pools built a swimming pool
at 5311 Sunrise Lane without inspections or permits.
Agnelli disagrees. He said former building official
Bill Saunders signed off on the pool permit, and it was
paid for along with other permits "in one lump sum"
before the certificate of occupancy was issued in October
AMI Beach Inn LLC and By the Shore Investments
LLC own the single-family-Residential-1-zoned prop-
erty, according to county and city records.
A previously existing one-story house was demol-
ished and a new structure, pool and docks were built on
the property before September 2010. The property turned
to condominium ownership in March 2011.
The northern half of the property is owned by AMI
Beach Inn LLC, and the southern half remains vacant,
held by developer By the Shore Investments LLC, accord-
ing to the Manatee County Property Appraiser website.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion cited both property owners of 5311 Sunrise Lane in
February for improper dock construction on Anna Maria
Sound. The DEP told The Islander last week it is "working
toward a resolution" on the dock issue.
Regarding the pool, code enforcement officer David
Forbes said one reason for not noticing the current owners
is, unlike in other cases, the pool was constructed when
the property had a different corporate owner.
Agnelli will be considered a repeat offender by the
code board, Forbes said.
In January, two stop work orders were issued against
Agnelli pool construction on 66th Street, where work
began on two pools before permits were in place. Agnelli
resolved the matter by paying $1,500, representing triple
pool permit fees.
In April, the code board also found the company
failed to wait for a city permit before beginning demoli-
tion work at 205 77th St. Agnelli paid $102, representing
double the usual demolition permit fee.
And Key Royale owner, contractor to appear on violation
Agnelli Pools & Construction allegedly constructed
this residential swimming pool at 5311 Sunrise Lane,
Holmes Beach, without inspections or a permit.
Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE
report, the woman had several customers and when she
counted the money she found the bill. It was "beginning
to separate and was an obvious counterfeit." HBPD took
custody of the phony bill and turned it over to the Tampa
office of the U.S. Secret Service.
July 29, 5410 Marina Drive, trespass. While on
routine patrol, a HBPD officer observed several subjects
fighting outside D. Coy Ducks Tavern. After separating
the combatants and investigating the incident, police
determined one man to be the aggressor. He was issued
a trespass warning.
July 29, 5200 Gulf Drive, theft. A man rented a
paddleboard and left it, along with other equipment, at
the beach overnight. When he returned, the items, valued
at $1,230, were gone.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County Si,, ,rf's Office.
By Kathy Prucnell
The city of Holmes Beach ordered deck work stopped
July 20 at 712 Key Royale Drive due to a failure to obtain
a building permit and inspections.
The code enforcement board will hear the violation
of the land-development code at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug.
16, in city chambers, 5801 Marina Drive, according to
the notice posted at city hall Aug. 1.
The city issued the notice to M&E Construction,
3608 Royal Palm Drive, Bradenton, and owners John
and Loretta Bonini of Cincinnati, Ohio. The notice and
stop work order followed the city's attempts to work with
the owners since May.
A paver deck was constructed without a permit,
according to code enforcement officer David Forbes, and
a letter dated May 1, including a 14-day notice to correct
the violation, was sent to the owners.
Forbes said the owners have made attempts to
comply, but have yet to pull the necessary building permit
and file the requisite affidavit. An engineer's affidavit
is required, he said, to relieve the city of liability in the
event the deck fails.
According to the posted notice, M&E Construction
and the Boninis face code board fines up to $250 per day
for a first time violation, or $500 for each day of a viola-
The city of Holmes Beach has red tagged 712 Key
Royale Drive for work performed on a paver deck with-
out a permit. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
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notices of the milestones in readers' lives -
weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events.
Please send notices and photographs with detailed
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Red, White & Blues III
sounds off to benefit vets
A Red, White & Blues III concert is set to ben
Hosted by the American Legion Riders of Kil
Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St., the third concert of
summer features Bodie Valdez and the Whodoo Band;
The event is 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25.
"It's a program for veterans by veterans," said v
eran Marty Leise, public relations-event coordinator
harmonica player who says he'll "pick up and play fr
time to time.
"We have a good time," he said, adding the real
is seeing who shows up to play and enjoy the music.
Going forward, the event will be held the third S
urday of each month. It is expected to become an outs
event in the cooler winter months.
Proceeds will help military veterans in need of fo
shelter and other needs.
Leise said Steve Arvey, though not a veteran, ]
been helping find musicians to play the concerts.
The event will include door prizes, a 50-50 raf
food, beverages and more.
Donations will be accepted at the door.
For more information, call 941-209-2212.
Fundraiser set for Nan Rich
State Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, who is running
the 2014 election for governor, plans to attend a me
and-greet on Anna Maria Island with supporters at
The fundraiser will be held at 5 p
Monday, Aug. 20, at the restaurant, 1
S Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
The gathering includes ho
d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
The cost is $40. Checks should
Rich made payable to DEC Manatee i
mailed to Democratic Headquarte
5910 Cortez Road, Bradenton FL 34210.
For more information, call 941-761-8385.
Saturday, Aug. 11
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sarasota Bay Watch Great Sca
Search, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway
Longboat Key. Information, call 941-953-5333 or 941-232-2363
7-9 p.m., Operation American Pride Inc., HonorA Vet Bow
Bash, AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Fee appl
Through Aug. 31, Maro Lorimer's abstract acrylic exhibit,
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informat
Through Aug. 11, Marty Tupin's abstract art exhibit, Flo
Maritime Museum, 4415119th St. W, Cortez. Information: 941-7
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeti
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Be;
Wednesday and Saturdays, 7 a.m., weather permit
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Mane
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 2
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horses
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna M
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge St
Merchants, including boat tours, Bradenton Beach. Information:2
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Ar
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Infon
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to ber
Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and I:
tiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
Holmes Beach artist Maro Lorimer wins the Dog Days
competition Art Uptown with "Destination Unknown."
Islander Photo: Courtesy
HB artist wins Sarasota
Holmes Beach resident Maro Lorimer won first place
in the Dog Days Art Show at Art Uptown, a fine art gal-
lery in Sarasota.
Announced by Art Uptown on July 30, Lorimer took
top prize from a field of 87 artists.
Second place went to Karen de Leon Stuart of Bra-
denton for an oil painting titled "Summer Evening." Mar-
jorie Hallet of Sarasota won third for "Redhots," a work
in mixed media.
'The judging was extremely challenging because of
the high quality of the work submitted," said exhibits
chairperson Rita Rust. 'The entries were just exceptional
- more variety of media and styles than we've ever had
'This is a wonderful opportunity to see local art
at its finest," said Rust. 'The gallery has never looked
Art Uptown will showcase 72 pieces of the Dog Days
show, including Lorimer's winner, lliiiughi \ug-. 24.
Art Uptown is at 1367 Main St. Summer hours are
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4
During the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, hours
are 6-9 p.m.
For more information call 941-955-5409 or email
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.
Aug. 16, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Rum Tasting, Gulf
Drive Cafe Tiki Bar, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee
applies. Information: 941-704-2394.
*Aug. 19, Island Players Open House, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-704-2153.
Aug. 20, Nan Rich for governor fundraiser, Sandbar Restau-
rant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-
*Aug. 25, Manatee County Gator Club Scholarship Fund Kick-
Off Social/Casino Night. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3319.
*Aug. 25, Red, White & Blues III, Concert to Benefit Veteran
Relief, American Legion Riders of Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th
St., Cortez. Information: 941-209-2212.
Save the Date
Sept. 2, Allegro Music Academy, free instrumental concert and
lecture, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-8511.
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. 11, Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Classics. Fee applies.
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.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.
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Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum.
Anna Maria Island Privateers invite rum drinkers
to a Rum Tasting 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
16, at the Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Bar, 900 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island.
Admission is $20 for up to 15 tasting.
There will be live music, a 50-50 raffle, Priva-
teers and their ship the Skullywag will pull up to the
restaurant to signal the party.
More than 200 people turned out for last year's
event, according to a Privateers' press release.
The group hopes to attract even more rum afi-
cionados this year to sip and savor rum straight up
LBK education center
Longboat Key Education Center recently announced
its 2012-13 season with new programs, returning teachers
and perennial favorites.
Memberships begin at $50 for individuals and $75
for couples. Benefits include a mailed brochure of offer-
ings in August and discounted tuition.
The new season offerings include:
Gen Kelsang Demo: Buddhism.
Carlo and Renee DiNapoli: watercolor, etc.
Ruth Fishel: mindful meditation.
Harriet Gayle: land and sea of Longboat Key.
Capt. Wayne Genthner: fishing.
Cathy Daley, Susan Goldfarb, Dotti Cibotti-
McCourt and Emme Shapiro: yoga.
Michael Givant: birding on Longboat Key,
Mary Haberer: Jewish-Israeli film festival.
Jim Larson: Florida birding.
Gus Mollasis: at the movies.
Gerald (Jack) Robinson: burning issues for the
Judith Alstadler: concerto from Bach to Bartok.
Susan Benjamin: Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante
and Ira and George Gershwin and Mary Martin and Julie
Kevin Costello: an overview of British, French,
Italian and Spanish painting and new museum daytrips.
Dr. Donald Dembo: more medical myths and mys-
Thomas Hecht: peace in the Middle East is not only
an illusion but also a delusion.
Jim Larsen: romanticism versus classicism.
Sam Roberts: television news in 2013.
Jeff Rodgers: the natural history of Florida.
Dr. Allan Schwartz: the secret illnesses of U.S.
Bob Waxman: the best of Plato and Tao-Te-Ching,
Jason Hamilton and Bonnie Hammer: iPhone, iPad,
tablet and smartphone.
Louise Bruderle: it's OK to hate contemporary
Beth Duda: the nuts and bolts of play production.
Sylvia Eckes: classical music conversations.
Grace McGee: la -J.-Ton.
Paul Sarno: armchair travel to exotic places in
Rabbi Steinmetz: soul maps and you be the
Surapsari and Saddiq Indra: Balinese cosmology
to repeat the
ing event. The
grog fest will
Sbe held Aug.
16 at the Gulf
to rum-tasting party
or with various chasers, such as pineapple juice and
cola. Teatotaling guests also are welcome at the party,
which also will include other refreshment and food
Sponsorship opportunities are available, starting
at $100 and going to $1,500.
AMIP is a nonprofit that works to develop, pro-
mote and support activities for the community. The
group raises money for annual scholarships to Manatee
For more information, call president Tim "Hammer"
Thompson at 941-780-1668, email tlt_Florida@ yahoo.
com or go online at www.amiprivateers.org.
Two artists join Island Gallery
Island Gallery West recently introduced its newest
members: painter Janice Campbell and jewelry artist
A student of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Campbell
lives in Terra Ceia. She has worked as a makeup artist in
films and television production and is known in the art
communities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.
Kennedy designs sterling silver jewelry and is a spe-
cial education teacher. She resides in Myakka.
The Holmes Beach gallery is a coop of 26 artists,
offering watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, stained
glass, pottery, fiber art and jewelry.
IGW is accepting applications for painters, photog-
raphers and other two-dimensional artists.
The gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is open
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 941-778-6648 or go
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12 0 AUG. 8, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria commissioner, architect, artist, adds to credits
By Kathy Prucnell
"Born on the Island, The Galveston We Remember"
is Gene Aubry's first book credit, but by and far not his
first foray into the field of architecture.
Aubry, a former Anna Maria city commissioner who
has asked to be appointed to an expected commission
vacancy in November, came to Anna Maria Island by
way of Houston in 1985.
There he was a named partners in the fifth largest
architectural firm in the country, Morris Aubry Architects,
responsible for designing homes, libraries, performing
arts centers and museums. In Florida, he designed Sara-
sota Selby Library and the Naples Philharmonic Center
for the Arts.
Some high-profile hotel projects include the Wind-
sor Court in New Orleans and Ritz-Carlton in Aspen.
Many of his projects have been in Texas and he's often
referred to in architectural journals as, 'The man who
But, as his book title suggests, he was born and raised
on Galveston Island, a 46-square-mile island off the Gulf
coast of Texas.
And it is Aubry's drawings of Galveston's histori-
cal buildings featured in the book, a composite of 65
sketches. Three years in the making, he sketched each
building on site and added watercolor touches to some.
The idea for the book simmered in 50 years of anger
over his high school "being torn down for no reason,"
he said, and his lack of patience with the destruction of
the saarid r
in a hard-
Also, Aubry said, "I wanted to make money for the
Galveston Historical Society, and preserve what I was
Talking about his book last week, he spoke of a gen-
eral rediscovery of ecology-oriented building principles,
his philosophy of "you can't put your garbage in another
person's yard," and advancements in society not always
being tied to advancements in t1.lin>h,>>1.'\
"I want people to be nice to themselves," Aubry said,
ain. live in buildings in a civilized way," noticing
\\ l. re the sun comes in and the breeze blows."
.As he flipped his book's pages of detailed line
di.i wings some he's exhibited in galleries in
Siilveston and locally at the Studio at Gulf and
'ine, Anna Maria he compares 16th Street in
S i ilveston to Pine Avenue.
Like the city on the Texas island, there are
p I'.le on Anna Maria Island who "know every-
ItinI'' on the island," and still look back, even
\\ Ille looking forward to the future, he said.
He's involved with the Anna Maria
Land Historical Society where folks are
working on relocating Infield, baseball legend
Warren Spahn's home, from Spruce Street to
city property on Pine Avenue.
I ilst did a site plan. Let's preserve it. But let's be
I. lti.l l he said.
1 lie issue is to teach your children to appreciate
what you have. And we, as adults, have failed in some
ways to do that. It's not the children's fault.
"You can lead by example," Aubry concludes.
Along with his community service in Anna Maria,
Aubry is a teacher and a musician. He next plans to write
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Jesse Dunn, includes text by statewide historian Ste-
phen Fox, and it's already receiving acclaim on a Texas
Thankfully, Aubry's generosity extends to Anna
Maria Island, where the story continues.
Aubry plays, too
Gene Aubry artist, author, preservationist and
architect also performs at his whim some evenings
at the Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach.
Similar to his architecture practice, he plays all
styles on guitar. Recently, he's playing a Les Paul-
Peter Frampton Black Beauty.
Starting out in the big band era, over the years,
from jazz to rock 'n' roll, he's taught himself all the
"I just like to have fun," said Aubry.
Aubry played his way through college in Hous-
ton, and now plays frequently in the Bistro bar.
He prefers its low-key atmosphere and great
"The deal is I don't get paid. I don't take tips,"
but he usually ends up with a good meal at the end
of the night, said Aubry.
Aubry said he played at the bar "like never
before" Aug. 1 with Twinkle, a singer well know in
Sarasota and with a beautiful voice, he said.
You can catch Aubry and Twinkle in another per-
formance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Beach
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 8, 2012 0 13
AME refuels, finds FOCUS for new school year
By Kathy Prucnell
Anna Maria Elementary School classes begin Aug.
20 with fewer students for the 2012-13 school year and
some changes in schedules including the elimination
of early release Wednesdays.
The school year also brings new teachers and new
Manatee County School District community and
press relations specialist Mike Barber said last week the
district is projecting 287 AME students this year, down
from 295 last year.
"It's important that they're considered projected,
because the state uses the numbers in funding," he said.
AME principal David Marshall said enrollment is
typically in flux for the first several weeks. Ten days after
the first day of school, a count is recorded, Barber said,
adding that final enrollment numbers won't be known
"Enrollment is down a little bit," Marshal said,
adding, "it's all about Choice. The Choice numbers are
dwindling." The Choice program allows families to
David Marshall, principal of Anna Maria Elementary
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to AME. "If parents don't want to drive across the bridge
or what, I'm not sure," he added.
The number of classes for each grade depends on
class size, Marshall said. And because final enrollment
numbers are not yet in, the district can still make adjust-
ments, he added.
The state mandates no more than 18 students in pre-
kindergarten through third-grade classes and, for fourth-
and fifth-grade, 22 students or less, he said.
Discontinued by the school board for 2012-13 is the
districtwide early release Wednesdays. For the past five
years, the school day had ended at 1:15 p.m. for elemen-
tary school students to allow for professional develop-
It was eliminated on the recommendation of school
district superintendent Tim McGonegal, Marshall said.
Phone surveys of parents had indicated dissatisfaction
with early release.
'The school board decided there wasn't enough sup-
port for it," said Barber.
The board also considered school grades and Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test results and determined
"it didn't warrant having the shortened day," he said.
Students will be returning to AME with an 8:30 a.m.-
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from other district schools, according to Marshall.
Two buses will continue to serve the school, Marshall
said, adding that the bus schedule will be ready about one
week before school starts.
Barber reported on a new online portal called FOCUS
that is designed to track students' progress. It should be
accessible to elementary school parents sometime during
the first semester.
The FOCUS portal, which already is available for
middle and high schools, will be introduced to elementary
schools by their principals.
Call center ready for questions
Information phone lines already are available to help
parents and others with back-to-school questions.
The School Board of Manatee County opened the
call center Aug. 7 to provide information on registra-
tion, school zones, bus stop locations and times and home
education, and to field other inquiries common at the
beginning of a new school year.
The phone number for general information is 941-
708-4971, while the number for transportation is 941-
The general phone line will operate 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The transportation phone line will operate 8 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. Aug. 7-17, and from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug.
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14 0 AUG. 8, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria plans tax increase to fund $2.3 million budget
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners at their July 30 public
hearing for the 2012-13 budget set the city's tentative
millage rate at 2.05 to fund a $2.3 million budget.
The commission can lower that rate at future public
hearings on the budget, but cannot increase the rate
When the commission began its budget work ses-
sions in July, city treasurer Diane Percycoe submitted a
tentative budget of $2.287 million at a 2.0 millage rate.
That rate would have generated $1.148 million in prop-
erty taxes. The remainder of city revenue comes from
various local, county and state sources.
The rollback rate, the millage needed to generate the
same amount of ad valorem tax revenue in the 2011-12
budget, is 2.0214 mills.
Percycoe said the rollback rate is lower because tax-
able property values in Anna Maria increased for the first
time in several years.
One of the adjustments commissioners will see in
the 2012-13 budget packet at the 6 p.m. Sept. 11 public
hearing is a drop in the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
contract, from $698,000 to $672,000.
Mayor Mike Selby and Sheriff Brad Steube negoti-
ated a contract reduction, but Selby said Steube advised
him to start negotiations immediately for the 2013-14
One of the main issues in the MCSO contract is that
Anna Maria pays the salary and retirement benefits of
Cyndi Capps of the Manatee County Property
Appraiser's Office said she anticipates TRIM Truth in
Millage notices to be mailed by her office to property
owners Aug. 16.
The notices give the proposed budget amount and
date for the taxing authorities' public hearings on the
"We are working with a new vendor this year, so it's
always a little touch-and-go, but so far they seem to be
on target for that mailing date," Capps said.
A crew from Superior Asphalt repairs the stormwater
system at the Anna Maria intersection of North /. i i,
Drive and Palm Avenue as part of the public works
department's ongoing effort to tackle drainage prob-
lems as they arise. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
deputies, and many deputies with years of experience
with the MCSO apply for openings in Anna Maria. These
deputies receive a higher salary than a deputy with just
a few years with the MCSO.
The MCSO contract calls for seven deputies, includ-
ing a sergeant, at the MCSO-Anna Maria substation and
24/7 coverage in the city. Some residents in the past have
questioned the need for seven deputies, but Sgt. Dave
Turner, current head of the substation, and Sgt. John
She also urged property owners to attend the hearings
and express their opinions.
Any property owner who wishes to appeal the final
tax amount on his/her property has 25 days from the date
the notice was mailed to file an appeal.
Appeal forms may be obtained at the MCPAO at
915 FourthAve. W., Bradenton, or online at www.mana-
The value adjustment board begins hearing appeals
Kenney, his predecessor, have said that would mean a
reduction of coverage and fewer deputies on the road.
One mill equals $1 per $1,000 of taxable property
An Anna Maria property owner with a home valued
at $500,000 with a millage rate of 2.0 mills the same as
the 2011-12 budget would pay $1,000 in city property
At a millage rate of 2.05 mills, the same property
owner would pay $1,025 in city taxes.
Were the city to adopt the rollback rate of 2.0214
mills, the same property owner would pay $1,010.70 in
Of the total annual tax bill a property owner receives
from Manatee County, 11 percent goes to the city. The
Manatee County School Board receives 50 percent of the
total, while 36 percent goes to Manatee County govern-
ment. The remaining 3 percent goes for taxing districts
such as mosquito control and water management.
The fee for the West Manatee Fire District is not a tax,
but an assessment collected by the county for WMFR.
Island budget hearing dates
The dates for public hearings on the proposed
2012-13 budgets for Anna Maria Island municipali-
Anna Maria 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. The final public
hearing will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, also at
Bradenton Beach First and second public
hearing dates yet to be determined by commission.
Hearings will be held in September.
Holmes Beach 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11,
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, and
the final budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
25, also at city hall.
West Manatee Fire Rescue Final budget
hearing. 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, WMFR admin-
istrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Nally calls for contempt in Anna Maria, PAR lawsuit
By Rick Catlin
Barbara Nally filed a motion in the 12th Judicial Cir-
cuit Court against Anna Maria alleging the city failed to
live up to a mediated settlement in a lawsuit she filed in
Nally is asking the court to enforce the settlement
Nally, of Lakeland, and her husband own a vacation
home on Spring Avenue in Anna Maria.
The motion, filed by the law firm of Lobeck &
Hanson, PA., of Sarasota, representing Nally, claims in
the settlement dated April 26, 2011, the city agreed to
modify its comprehensive plan to define the maximum
permitted residential density as six units per acre.
Additionally, Nally maintains, the settlement requires
properties owned or controlled by Pine Avenue Restora-
tion LLC to have sidewalks that conform to the city park-
ing ordinance adopted in 2011. That ordinance required
sidewalks to be "constructed of permeable concrete,"
according to the motion.
The motion claims PAR has been using a filter mix
in lieu of concrete, and the parties never agreed to an
alternative material for sidewalks at PAR properties.
Even if the city were to adopt an ordinance allowing
filter-mix sidewalks, the motion claims the ordinance could
not be retroactively applied to the mediation agreement.
Nally asked the court to "take jurisdiction of this
cause" and order PAR and the city to install concrete side-
walks at all properties owned or controlled by PAR.
Additionally, Nally asked the court to order Anna
Maria to pay her attorney's fees.
Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye met with commis-
sioners in a shade meeting earlier this summer regarding
the Nally issue. The results of that meeting will not be
made public until the matter is settled.
PAR attorney Andrea Mogensen, however, wrote
attorney Jeremy Anderson of Lobeck & Hanson, that
Dye had asked Anderson in September 2011 if his client
had objections to PAR and the city experimenting with
filter-mix sidewalks as adopted in the city's sidewalk plan
of August 2011.
Mogensen said Anderson made no reply to Dye's
letter, and now has waited nearly 11 months to object.
\N \, more than 10 months later, after the sidewalks
have been constructed, your client demands the city
somehow compel PAR to do something it never agreed
to do. PAR has complied with exactly what the media-
tion agreement called for, which was to install parking
in accordance with Chapter 91," Mogensen said.
The sidewalk portion of Chapter 91 of the city's
parking ordinance allows construction of sidewalks using
either concrete or a shell-sand mix.
Dye's inquiry of September 2011 to Anderson was
a courtesy, Mogensen said, even though "the mediation
agreement did not require it and PAR made no such
request" to the city.
The original Nally lawsuit filed in 2010 contended
the city was violating its comprehensive plan by allowing
more than six units per acre in the city's retail-office-
A mediated settlement was reached by the parties,
including PAR, but Nally has not signed off on the settle-
ment and the case remains open with the circuit court.
It is expected Dye will call another shade meeting of
the commission to discuss the contempt motion.
Ella and Luke Bisio of Bradenton Beach, left, check
out the hometown news while 2,501 meters high
atop Spitzmeilen in the Swiss Alps. Leaving from the
ski resort at the top of Flums, it took the Bisio family
almost six hours to hike including some serious
rock climbing to the mountaintop. Pictured right,
Ella and mom, Anne-Lise. According to dad, Rick,
the good news is the view was exceptional.
Property owners: Expect TRIM notices Aug. 16
THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 8, 2012 0 15
HB commish sends parking, pool plans to planner
By Kathy Prucnell
Next up to review possible changes to the Holmes
Beach land-development code will be the city's land
planner and the planning commission.
At a work session July 24, city commissioners agreed
to send proposed rules for new construction that will
require one parking space for each bedroom and a 5-foot
pool setback to land planner Bill Brisson and the city's
planning commission, chaired by Sue Normand.
Since March, city commissioners have been sifting
through focus group recommendations.
The groups were formed in January after residents
packed commission meetings, complaining of short-term
rental problems, such as garbage, trash, noise and parking.
They recommended solutions, including floor area ratio to
curtail large homes, multi-story duplexes and condos.
As commissioners began looking at a draft ordinance
that included numerous changes, Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger said he had recently spoke to Brisson who advised
that the commission couldn't adopt an ordinance without
first having a formal study and addressing a "compat-
ibility issue" to protect against possible litigation.
"Any change to the LDC has to go to the planning
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commission," Bohnenberger said. 'Their role is simply
to determine the changes are in keeping with the com-
He said the planner would likely come to the next
City attorney Patricia Petruff's draft ordinance
included the one parking spot and setback rules, FAR
ratios in the Residential-2 zone, and restrictions on pool
diving boards and slides.
Commissioners, at the ii. ,lit>n of Commissioners
Problems arise for residents when larger homes with
pools are built next to older ground-level homes.
Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti who have opposed
FAR in the past, asked the attorney to separate out the
FAR-related rules and other components, and send the
following changes to the planner and plan commission:
Two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, and
one parking space for each bedroom for each additional
A 5-foot minimum pool and deck setback from all
property boundaries, with no pool in any front yard or
facing a street.
All pool equipment be enclosed to baffle noise.
Residents spoke out on the possible rule changes,
asking for rules restricting pool equipment to building
areas and against slides attached to structures, and seek-
ing a way to control duplexes and condos being marketed
to more than one owner.
Diana McManaway of 208A 66th Street spoke to
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AME posts fall-winter school calendar dates, PTO ready, too
By Kathy Prucnell
Looking ahead for Anna Maria Elementary School,
important dates are ready to post on family calendars.
AME Back-to-School Night is Aug. 16, according to
AME principal David Marshall.
Kindergarten, first- and second-graders, parents and
caretakers will meet teachers 4:30-5:30 p.m, while third-,
fourth- and fifth-graders attend 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Also, for kindergarten, the AME Parent Teacher
Organization will host an orientation at 8:45 a.m. the
first day of class, Aug. 20. Parents and families new to
the district also are invited on the first day of school to
meet the PTO officers, Marshall said.
"Something different" on the school calendar this
year is a "fall break," the week of Thanksgiving, accord-
ing to Manatee County School District community and
press relations specialist Mike Barber.
"For the first time, the week of Thanksgiving, schools
will get out for the entire week," he said.
Having been part of a committee that set the calendar,
Barber said the Thanksgiving vacation is due to an entire
year of considerations geared at providing a schedule that
is conducive to learning.
Amy Talucci, left, treasurer, and Sue Carroll, president,
of the Parent Teacher Organization at Anna Maria
Elementary School, enjoy preparing for Back-to-School
Night. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
Also on the district calendar, teachers return for in-
services and workdays Aug. 14-17. School is closed Sept.
3 for Labor Day, students have off for teachers in-service
Friday, Oct. 12, and for a records day Monday, Oct. 22.
The winter break will be Dec. 24-Jan. 8.
PTO prepares, too
'There's not a dry eye in the house. It's the cutest
thing you've ever seen," said Nicole Coleman, secretary
of Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Orga-
nization, describing past kindergarten welcome days.
The AME PTO is again inviting kindergarten moms,
dads and caretakers as well as all families new to the
district to the first day of school.
They'll see kids "march off to their first day with
their teachers," while grown-ups are left in the cafeteria
Center offers kids '
With the advent of a new school year, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is welcoming children to the
Tender Loving Care before- and after-school programs.
Students enrolled in kindergarten through grade five
can participate in TLC, which is licensed by the Florida
Department of Children and Families and staffed with
professionals, according to center education director
The before-school program hosted by the TLC in
the Anna Maria Elementary School cafeteria provides
homework help, games and activities. Parents can drop
children at the school between 6:45-8 a.m. daily. Cost is
$10 per week.
The after-school program is available until 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday, with transportation provided
from AME to the center.
After-school homework help is available, and activi-
ties include games, crafts, hands-on learning, Junior
Achievement and sports. The cost is $15 per day, $60
per week or $180 per month.
The Center and West Edge Academy also are final-
izing a lineup of fall youth programs that include golf,
sailing, dance, karate and soccer.
Art classes, drama and music lessons also will
with a handful of tissues, Coleman said.
"Yes, everybody should bring plenty of Kleenex,"
After the children go to the first class, the PTO
will share with parents and caregives "what you need
to know," and highlight its activities, said Sue Carroll,
In addition to Coleman and Carroll, other PTO offi-
cers are Amy Talucci, vice president, and Brenda Penney
and Lisa Woodard, co-treasurers.
The PTO staff and parents have a "great part-
nership," she added. 'We do so much for these kids."
Carroll hopes to encourage even more parent partici-
pation this year.
'I can't tell you now happy your kids are when you
volunteer," she added.
Tender Loving Care'
be available for students in elementary and middle
Transportation will be provided from King Middle
School on some days and daily from AME.
Costs for academy activities vary.
For information, call Weaver at 941-778-1908, ext.
9206, or email Lindsey@myamicc.com.
Homework help and fun is in store for middle-school
students who sign up for teen programs at the center.
The center's after-school program offers help with
homework or research projects in an upgraded computer
center. Video games, ping-pong, air hockey, Foosball and
movies also are offered.
Evening activities for the teen club include Friday
fun nights, bowling, movies and other outings.
Trips are being planned to Universal Studios in Sep-
tember and Busch Gardens "Howl-O-Scream" in October.
Also offered will be trips to WyldLife in Bradenton.
Fees apply to programs, outings and trips.
For more information on teen programs, call Ryan
Hogan at 941-778-1908, ext. 9219, or email ryan@
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Historical society continues fundraising for 'Infield'
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society recently
received some good news in its effort to raise money
to relocate the Warren Spahn "Infield" home from 203
Spruce St. to the historical park at 403 Pine Ave., Anna
Mary Selby of the historical society said Mike and
Lizzie Vann Thrasher, developers of the Anna Maria
Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue, will provide a
matching donation up to $10,000 for the house move.
Additionally, the society is applying for a grant from
the Marie Selby no relation to Mary Selby Founda-
tion in Sarasota.
"And we've got some other promises and pledges
we're working on," Mary Selby said. "Right now, we've
got about $7,000 in the account, and the movers have
given us a figure of $30,000 to move the house."
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is rais-
ing funds to move this house at 203 Spruce St., Anna
Maria, built in the 1950s by baseball Hall-of-Famer
Warren Spahn. The society plans to move the house,
called "Infield," to its historical park at 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, after the Gulffront property is sold.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Spahn, who died in 2003, built the house and several
other cottages in the 1950s. He and his baseball friends
used the homes during spring training in Bradenton and as
vacation rentals when the major league season began.
The Spahn family agreed to donate the Infield to the
historical society when the property sells, but the society
needs to have the funding in place or any new owner
could bulldoze the old cottage, real estate agent Marie
Franklin is marketing the home for the Spahn family
and said she has several clients interested in the prop-
Selby wants to have the money raised and the house
moved before the property sells.
The Anna Maria Island Art League has a few updates
to announce for its August calendar of events.
Postponed from July, a painters workshop will be
held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, featuring painting
techniques, including how to paint floor-cloth pet mats.
The league recently revamped a summer program
after canceling classes and summer camp in May due
to cash-flow difficulties. Most recently, last month it
received news of being reinstated as a charitable organi-
Among the league's new activities are the cloth
workshops, photography lectures and workshops and
print-making classes, as well as a series of Art in the
Left over from Art in the Courtyard are three items
available to the highest bidder. They include:
An Australian boulder opal sterling silver ring
designed by Stuart artist David Brandow.
A chair that Deanna Atkinson will paint to specifica-
A lithograph by Autumn DeFrank and Linda
The league has a 22-year history of showcasing
local artists, offering art classes, camps, workshops and
Winterfest and Springfest. It also sponsors a scholarship
In other news, Selby said Pine Avenue Restoration
LLC won a July raffle and agreed to match the funds
collected and return the prize to the society for another
The proceeds of the raffles are donated to an island
nonprofit, Selby said.
"PAR bought enough tickets to have its name drawn,
and it was very nice of them to give back the prize and
match the funds collected," she said. "We'll have another
raffle in the near future, but we don't yet have a date or
Anyone interested in contributing to the historical
society's effort to move the Spahn house can call Selby
at 941-779-1809 or Nancy Dorner at 941-201-8423.
program for art students.
New hours at the gallery are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednes-
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 8, 2012 19
Parking in rights of way OK in Holmes Beach
By Kathy Prucnell
What was thought to be an established rule in Holmes
Beach turns out to be no rule at all.
Commissioner Jean Peelen learned there's some mis-
information during a recent email exchange with Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger and HBPD Chief Jay Romine while
checking on a resident's complaint.
"Regarding the guest parking for 72 hours, (it) is not
accurate," wrote Romine in a July 17 email.
'There is nothing in our codes that specifies that.
Parking on the right of way is legal in our city at all
times without time duration," Romine continued. The
chief pointed to only one exception if the right-of-way
parking conflicts with other traffic or a directive from law
enforcement, according to city code.
Peelen then asked Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, "Does
this mean that a house that holds 18 people could in fact
have 18 cars those that can fit in the driveway and the
rest can park on the right of way?"
The mayor replied, "Yes."
A reference to a 72-hour parking regulation was made
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'That's what I'd been told," he said July 18.
Forbes began delivering the one-page "Holmes Beach
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sioner in the November election.
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missioners a survey for 307 66th St. that provides four of
the required parking spaces in the city right of way.
To obtain a required business tax receipt in the city,
the survey was submitted to show the rental home com-
plies with the city's one parking spot per bedroom rule.
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Even though the city may allow indefinite parking
in its rights of way, Titsworth said the land-development
code does not permit new homes to be built with its
required parking in the right of way. Titsworth says all
parking should be on the property.
Public works superintendent Joe Duennes said
that while the city "can't use the entire right of way for
planned parking," he was "up in the air" on the issue
when the space is needed and there are no sidewalks.
Forbes said there are "a good many" properties where
the city has allowed parking in the right of way "so long
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the grass, in the neighbor's yard and driveway and "all
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Outdoor kicks, indoor seeds set in soccer
By Kevin P. Cassidy
With only a couple of games left to play in the
summer season of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center indoor soccer league, Eat Here in the 11-13 divi-
sion and Beach Bums in the 8-10 division have wrapped
up top seeds for the upcoming playoffs.
Though there could still be some movement among
the next three or four positions in the standings, it appears
Gettel Toyota will take on Beach Bums in the first play-
off game Aug. 13, while LaPensee Plumbing and Beach
Bistro will square off in the second playoff game.
The 11-13 division is set with season champion Eat
Here taking on the winner of the Air & Energy-Waterfront
Restaurant opening playoff game.
In last week's 8-10 division action, Ryan Joseph
scored eight goals to lead Beach Bums to a 10-7 victory
over Beach Bistro Aug. 3. Luke Marvin completed the
Beach Bum scoring with a pair of goals. Julius Peteriet
led Beach Bistro with four goals, while Andrew Burgess
added two goals and Lalita Garofalo finished with one
goal in the loss.
Tyler Brewer notched four goals to lead LaPensee
Plumbing past a shorthanded Gettel Toyota in the second
8-10 division game of the evening. Ashton Pennel and
Giana Sparks completed the LaPensee scoring with one
goal apiece. Tuna McCracken scored the lone goal for
Gettel in the loss.
Beach Bums earned a 6-2 victory in 11-13 divi-
sion action over Gettel Aug. 1. Ryan Joseph and Andres
Rincon scored two goals apiece to lead Beach Bums,
which also received a goal apiece from DidierAvilla and
Luke Marvin in the victory. Ava Zink and David Daigle
each scored one goal to lead the Gettel offense.
Daniel Sentman scored four goals and Dylan Joseph
added one to lead Eat Here past Waterfront Restaurant in
11-13 division action Aug. 3. Ryan Fellowes notched the
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Eat Here received single goals from five players in
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Agnelli easily stayed on top with a 27-7 blowout
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Shaughnessy paced the Dolphins with 115 passing yards
and two touchdown passes, while also adding a 20-yard
touchdown reception. Pat Calvary also had a big game,
catching three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown,
while also chipping in with an interception return for a
touchdown on defense.
Jason Sato led the Browns with 293 passing yards
and a touchdown pass to brother Nick Sato in the loss.
Miller Electric improved to .500 on the season with a
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terback Chuck Bucky. Bucky completed 22 of 28 passes
for 278 yards and six touchdown passes. Eric Gledhill
was his favorite target with nine catches for 166 yards
and three touchdowns.
Matt Piermarini threw for 225 yards and three touch-
down passes to lead the Jets. Kyle Stopa added four
catches for 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the
Ryan Moss was a one-man wrecking crew during
Tyler's 46-24 victory over Slim's Place. Moss passed for
202 yards and four touchdown passes, while also adding
touchdown runs of 15 and 20 yards.
Tyler Bekkerus passed for 243 yards and three touch-
downs passes to lead the Titans, which also received five
catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns from Ben
Conlon in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club braved some stifling
heat to play a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match
July 31. Sue Wheeler and Helen Pollack both carded
1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight
A. Meredith Slavin was a stroke back in second place
with an even-par 32.
Roxanne Koche lapped the field with a blistering
6-under-par 26 to win Flight B. Liz Lang and Ginny
Upshaw tied for second with matching 2-under-par 30s.
Two teams advanced from pool play during Aug. 4
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Angler's key to get the bite: Shiners
By Capt. Danny Stasny
For all of the species of fish angler's target around
Anna Maria Island, live shiners are the key.
Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island remains
consistent for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-
release snook. We're also seeing an influx of flounder
on channel edges, ditches and sandy potholes throughout
the grass flats.
When catching shiners, be selective on size. On my
own charters, I'm using small baits, usually 2 or 3 inches
in length. When switching to larger baits, I'm finding the
fish don't want to bite.
If you're looking to target mangrove snapper, try
fishing either nearshore reefs, such as the 1- and 3-mile
reefs. You can find a good snapper bite at the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Remember, try to use the lightest pos-
sible fluorocarbon leader, as mangrove snapper tend to
shy away from a bait the second they become suspicious.
Also, you may want to try chumming with a chum bag.
This seems to get the snapper in a feeding mood, and
more apt to eat your bait.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Span-
ish mackerel being caught daily. Pier fishers willing to wet
their lines at sunrise are catching mackerel in the 16- to
18-inch range on either live shiners or artificial, such as
white crappie jigs, Clark spoons or Gotcha plugs.
Pier fishers opting to drop their bait under the pier
are catching mangrove snapper and juvenile gag and red
grouper. Try using live shiners or shrimp to get a bite.
Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is target-
ing spotted seatrout in Sarasota Bay and the waters around
Cortez. Johnston is looking for deeper grass flats with good
water flow to target these yellow-mouthed fish.
Once he locates the target, Johnston chums with live
shiners to get the fish in a feeding mood, while his clients
free-line live baits to the hungry mob. This method is
exciting seeing the fish explode on baits and aids
in keeping the fish around the boat. Average size of the
trout this past week, Johnson says, was 18 inches with
the bi,;;.,'I coming in at a whopping 24 inches.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says if you're
looking to target Spanish mackerel you need to be at the
pier at sunrise, where keeper-size macks are swarming
schools of bait at dawn. Fishers using live shiners free-
lined on a long shank hook are getting the bite and anglers
opting to use artificial are getting action with Gotcha
plugs or speck rigs in white or pink.
Mangrove snapper are making an appearance at the
pier as they take up residence for the next month. "We're
finally seeing some keeper-size mangoes being caught,"
says Malfese. "Most are in the 12-inch range."
Pier fishers using live shiners or shrimp are catching
decent numbers of these hard-fighting, tasty fish.
While targeting mangrove snapper, expect to catch
black drum and flounder. Both of these species are around
the structure below the pier in the same places as the
snapper. It just depends on which fish gets your bait
Finally, pier fishes using cut bait, such as shrimp or
squid, are catching small bonnethead sharks by casting
away from the pier. Using a bottom rig cast to deep water,
you have the opportunity to catch small shark, stingrays
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Grady Smith at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of
good catches of redfish and spotted seatrout coming from
the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound. "Most of them are
being caught on live shiners," says Smith, "but I betcha
a Berkeley Gulp shrimp would work, too."
Reports of good catch-and-release snook action in
the same areas also are coming to the tackle shop.
Around the local piers, fishers are catching respect-
able numbers of Spanish mackerel. Pier fishers using
Gotcha plugs or small white jigs are getting the bite,
Smith says. The bite is occurring at sunrise and for about
an hour afterwards. Fish up to 18 inches to the fork were
the norm this past week.
Moving out to the nearshore reefs, Smith says he's
hearing of good mangrove snapper action. Anglers using
live shrimp dropped to the bottom are catching keeper-
size mangoes up to 16 inches. Smith suggests using a
light fluorocarbon leader, split shot and a live bait hook
when trying to entice these tasty little snapper to bite.
Also on the nearshore reef, expect to see Spanish
mackerel, Key West grunts, plenty of juvenile grouper
and a variety of shark.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure just
off the beaches of Anna Maria Island, where Spanish and
king mackerel are ravaging baits free-lined behind the
boat. Girle is using live shiners or threadfin herring to
catch these migratory fish.
Also on the nearshore structure, Girle is catching
"sharks galore." Blacktips, spinner, small bull and ham-
merhead sharks are frequenting nearshore structure,
chasing Spanish mackerel and kingfish. Girle suggests
chumming less if you don't want to attract sharks to the
boat. If you do, start casting chunks of mackerel behind
the boat on a wire leader and hang on tight.
Lastly, while bottom fishing on the reefs, Girle is
catching flounder, gag and red grouper. Again, Girle is
using live shiners for bait.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting redfish and spotted
seatrout. For the reds, Girle is dock fishing in Sarasota
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show off their double
header, a 30- and
32-inch redfish caught
Son shiners and pin-
fish. They released the
redfish to fight another
day, and also caught
Sand trout on their July
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Howard of Sumotime
Charters. Island Photo:
Courtesy Mark Howard
Bay, using live shiners weighted with a split shot and
casting under docks to find the bite. Slot-size and over-
size reds are being caught along with a few nice flounder
as a by-catch.
For the trout, Girle is fishing deep grass flats with
either live shiners or Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jig head.
Trout to 20 inches were the norm last week.
Richard Leitz at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing good action on
Spanish mackerel. Pier fishers using live bait such as
shiners or threadfin herring are having good results on
these high-activity fish, although fishers using artificial
like silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or small white jigs also
are cashing in. According to Leitz, the best time to target
the macks is in the late afternoon on an outgoing tide.
Fish up to 18 inches to the fork are the average.
If it's mangrove snapper you're looking for, you might
want to include the south pier in your search. Pier fishers
using live or cut bait are catching mangrove snapper up to
16 inches daily. Try using small live shiners or threadfins,
and if those don't work, try cutting your live bait in half. To
target these fish successfully, try fishing slower tides. This
makes it easier to keep your bait in the strike zone without
having to use a large sinker. Since stealth is an issue when
targeting snapper inshore, a small weight, light leader and
small hook will aid in catching your limit.
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22 0 AUG. 8, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly sunrise breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Wednes-
day, Aug. 8, at Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant, 9707
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 per person and members
are urged to bring guests. Reservations are required.
And soon the chamber will host its 2012 Small Busi-
ness Development Expo at CrossePointe Fellowship,
owner Joe DeNe-
gris, pictured with
wife Kathy at the
soon be moving
training for a new
owner and chef.
The sale of the
style Italian res-
taurant took place
Aug. 1. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy
Media Sponsors: BI Z (941)
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
A full slate of speakers and topics relating to small
business success is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-
day, Aug. 21, and vendor booths are available to display
products and services. Vendors both members and
nonmembers are welcome, according to chamber vice
president Deb Wing.
Reservations for members and guests are appreciated,
but not required. Admission tickets are $25 in advance or
$30 at the door.
A continental breakfast is provided in addition to
lunch, and some light appetizers and soft drinks will be
available at the conclusion of the expo.
Wing said this is the inaugural expo for the chamber.
If successful, the chamber will hold the event annually.
For more information and reservations, call 941-778-
1541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New to the AMI chamber
New members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Libby's, 5337 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach, Scot
Organiluxe 509 83rd St., Holmes Beach, Leah Lou-
Studio at Gulf & Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, Tommy Fagan.
The Rev. Kenneth Gill, 7080 Longboat Drive N.,
Longboat Key, Kenneth Gill.
Coldwell Banker Previews International, 201 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Gabe and Charles
Fastsigns, 4874 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, Kevin
Bradenton Veterinary Clinic, 2910 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton, Ashley Kanzler, DVM.
Michael Saunders & Co., 4400 Manatee Ave. W.,
Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce
9-4 Tuesday, Aug. 21
CrossPointe Fellowship Hall
8605 Gulf Drive
$125 / members
Bradenton, Ralph Faillace.
Adkins Florida Group, 5239 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, James Adkins.
The Sign Factory, 6600 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
ton, Jay Dee Jackson.
Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, 717 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton, Dick Gross.
Alzheimer's Association, 3277 A Fruitville Road,
Suite No, 1, Sarasota, Kara McClatchy.
Law office of David Miner, 523 39th St. W., Bra-
denton, Dave Miner.
Bonefish Grill, 7456 Cortez Road W., Bradenton,
Got a new business on Anna Maria Island or Long-
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The Longboat K.) ,testa Key/St. Armands Circle
Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn event
on circus history from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 9, at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art,
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
The luncheon and accompanying tour includes a
slide show of circus history and photographs, and a per-
sonal tour of John Ringling's refurbished Pullman car,
Wisconsin. This was the luxury railroad car he used to
travel with the circus.
Cost of the event is $25 and lunch will be at the
Treviso Restaurant at the museum.
Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling
941-383-2466 or at www.longboatkeychamber.com.
For more information, call 941-383-2466.
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Robyn Johnson, 52, of Anna Maria Island and
recently of Bradenton, died July 23. She was born
July 25, 1960, in Wilmington, Del. She came to the
island in the mid-1970s.
She worked in the restaurant business in the
A celebration of life was held Aug. 5.
Ms. Johnson is survived by her son, Jimmy
Lease and his father Dan, both of Bradenton; father
Raymond Skura of Wilmington; sisters Judy and hus-
band Ken Rickerson of Bradenton, Debbie Skura of
Wilmington and Jenn McClasserty of Wilmington,
niece Jill and nephew Aaron Rickerson, other nieces
and nephews and friend Marshall Carlton of Braden-
Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service
in The Islander newspaper to residents and family
of residents, both past and present. Paid obituaries
are available by calling 941-778-7978.
Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
207 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,948 sfla / 2,388 sfur
4k .1 3h.itll 'lcar duplex built in 1972 on a 70x110 lot was
sold 07/19/12, Belzer to Sunny Skies AMI Cottages LLC
319 64th St., Unit 8B, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, a
2,001 sfla / 3,176 sfur 3bed/22bath/2car condo with pool
built in 2006 was sold 07/16/12, Pankhurst to Lippincott
for $425,000; list $449,000.
6700 Holmes Blvd., Unit A, Beach Breezes, Holmes
Beach, a 919 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970 was sold
07/17/12, 6700 Holmes LLC to Wilson for $390,000.
3803 E. Bay Drive, Unit 3, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 2,354 sfla 5bed/3bath condo with shared pool
built in 1977 was sold 07/17/12, Fridovich to Belden for
$364,000; list $425,000.
4500 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a vacant 100x90
lot was sold 07/19/12, Schwope to 4500 Gulf LLC for
3705 E. Bay Drive, Unit 206, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 1,146 sfla / 1,247 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1980 was sold 07/17/12, Bristol to
Frenay for $249,900; list $249,900.
213 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,173 sfla / 2,749
sfur 3bed/22bath/2car home built in 1986 on a 90x100
lot was sold 07/12/12, Mixon to Eason for $240,000; list
3008 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a 1,560 sfla / 1,656
sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1981 on a 50x105 lot was
sold 07/16/12, Saxe to APG Florida LLC for $237,000.
2404 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,158 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1950 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 07/20/12, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
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horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits. George McKay and Ron Pepka edged Jay and Jerry
Disbrow 21-18 in the finals.
The teams of Jerry Disbrow and George McKay and
Norm Good and Tim Sofran advanced to the finals Aug.
1, but rains ended the competition and the two teams
shared bip.',in' rights for the day.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
For this week's AMICC sports
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to Strouse for $204,900.
5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 5424, 5400 Gulf Drive Apart-
ments, Holmes Beach, a 810 sfla / 838 sfur Ibed/lbath
condo with shared pool built in 1964 was sold 07/18/12,
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Leschen
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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Sarasota Bay Watch Great Scallop Search organiz-
ers are searching for people interested in the no-harvest
event to support the Florida Wildlife Research Institute,
part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
The search will be held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, Aug. 11, starting from the Mar Vista Dockside
Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key.
The day begins with a captain's meeting at 8:30 a.m.,
moves to the water at 9 a.m., and ends at 12:30 p.m. with
lunch, courtesy of the Mar Vista.
Adventurers should bring sunscreen, hats, dive
gloves, masks, snorkels, weight belts and water shoes or
Registration is required and the number of boats is
limited to 45. Kayaks also are welcome. Individual par-
ticipants can register and be paired with a boat.
Participants will receive materials and training for
the scallop search.
Organizers ask participants to park vehicles consid-
erately on the streets of Longboat Key and, if arriving by
boat, to dock at the restaurant.
For more information, call 941-953-5333 or 941-
232-2363 or go to sarasotabaywatch.org.
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Store reopens in September, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Sat-
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year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
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BOAT DOCK FOR rent: 85th Street and Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. $150/month, available
immediately. Call 941-243-0432.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great
for fishing-stand on the side without tipping,
go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for
anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001
25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor
with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941-
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
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 -
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5
hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30
p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
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TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION:
Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free esti-
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U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
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ISLAND SEDAN TOWNCAR Service: August,
September summer rates. Tampa and St.Pete,
$70, Sarasota, $30, local on-Island, $15 flat rate.
Mike, The Island Guy, 941-730-8803.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
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I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
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County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
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elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy.
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
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$25. Call 941-807-2537.
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Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
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$199,000. Call Nicole Skaggs,
Pretty Gulf views from light,
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condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $289,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
Incredible 2BR/2BA on Manatee
River. $114,900. Call Lori Guerin
941-773-3415 or Carmen
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RARE PERICO VILLA
2BR/2BA with a den and
garage priced to sell $269,900
Call Josh Petitt, Realtor, 231-
6BR/4BA, boat lift and
dock. Newer construction,
spectacular bayfront. $749,900
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415
or Carmen Pedota, 941-284-
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
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dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
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references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
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CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
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GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
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trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
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Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
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IoLnMyU LIVIlveu: uversizeu nome on iouole lot.
Spacious home '.vil 2 lm "-'er. cl-sets. a bonus
room that cOuL' e t. ir.: orae. laundry
room and pan .. l :.lenly of room
for a pool. Wal ,I ,_ i-.. l.- t-he :,ea lh.bay and
trolley. Offered :LI nke;y tirnishe,:I. $319,000.
1 BLOCK TO BEACH: A 2bed/2bath charming
Florida home designed and built i-' Ruth Richmond
in Holmes Be;-a' Ti I, ; I I .me offers a 1-car
garage, open in .... ,iriv-.v. a,,' large deck,
trellis and greennuse, an:1 sits on a large tropical
lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool.
Short Sale. $389,000.
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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
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.
SEASONAL: ADORABLE STUDIO apartment in
Holmes Beach. Available January-April. $1,200/
month. Will email photos. 908-850-6086.
1 BR/1 BA ANNUAL RENTAL: No pets, available
now. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M.
Baker Real Estate.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo.
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi,
tennis. Boat dock available. $1,795/month, yearly,
$3,400/month seasonal. Call 818-620-3543.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA duplex, $1,100/
month plus utilities, no pets. Two blocks to
beach. Background and credit check. First, last
and security deposit. 813-672-1481.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA,
washer and dryer, close to beach and fishing
pier. Call 941-720-2418.
AUGUST SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat
slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/
PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY 3BR/3BA private
pool. September, October and November dis-
counts available. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.
2BR/1 BA ANNUAL RENTALS, Holmes Beach. No
pets, $750/month. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500.
Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Disabled veteran,
non-smoker with small dog, needs small apart-
ment. Under $600/month. Relocating to Island
as caregiver for elderly family member in Holmes
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1 BR/1BA mobile completely
remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call
941-224-1652 for more information.
AFFORDABLE LONGBOAT KEY mobile homes:
$85,000 and up. Furnished. Sharon Hightower,
Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.
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, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.
FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA,
extra bonus room. Across the street from Bra-
denton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay
access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.
FOR SALE: BEACH trailer. 55-plus Bradenton
Beach. Updated, completely furnished, 1 BR/1 BA.
$37,000. Intracoastal boat docking, $55/yearly,
land fees, $402/month. patriciamurphy4@com-
cast.net. View anytime. NH-603-508-6377.
HOUSE FOR SALE by owner: 3BR, 1,700 sf, pri-
vate and spacious yard. 165 Crescent Drive, near
city pier, steps to the bay, walk to shops on Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. $449,000. 941-321-5454.
FOR SALE BY owner: Canal home in Bay Palms
community, Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, 1,818
sf, well, garage, new seawall and cap, large lot
(almost 11,000 sf). $525,000. 519 72nd St. 863-
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DEBUT PROMOS AT THE WORLD' S FAIR By Kevin G. Der / Edited by Will Shortz
1 One of six World Cup
15 Summer getaway
20 Relative of a crow
21 Shade darker than
22 Gelatin substitute
23 "Get an inside look
at our booth"
25 "Come by and chat
at our booth"
27 White Rabbit's song
in "Alice in
28 Do a pit job
30 Early 20th-century
32 Two-time world
35 Thruway warning
38 Double-check, in a
41 "You've gotta get
your hands on this"
44 "Puts the keys of
the future at your
47 Inclusive pronoun
48 Russian city and
49 Thompson of
50 Day spa treatment
52 Ones with natural
56 Veteran's award
59 "Bring your dogs to
65 Dove's sign
67 Transcript meas
69 "The fair's toughest
man alive" (New
York City, 1939)
73 Run into
76 Ore neighbor
77 Just for giggles
79 "Get the scoop on
our new hand-held
83 Bob Marley tune
made popular by
86 "Quo Vadis" role
88 Incredulous reply
90 It's unavoidable
91 Battalions, e g
94 "Fairgoers may be
in for a shock" (St
97 "Starting a giant
revolution at the
103 Winter reading,
104 Pothook shape
107 Fly without power
109 One that's hard to
get ahold of?
111 It may receive a
114 Densest natural
117 "Getting fairgoers
moving on the right
119 "Now showing our
big vision of the
122 Pop _
123 Continue after
124 Designer Pucci
125 Source of the
126 Bull run
127 "Shepherd Moons"
128 Remove from the
129 Daddy (N B A
1 City where Cezanne
2 Bengalese wrap
3 Sermon leader
5 Like hams
6 Eggnog ingredient
8 Full of life
9 Mussorgski's "Bilder
10 Judge to be suitable
11 Bistro dessert
12 First-year law
14 Faulkner's alma
15 "High Hopes"
16 Greek squares
17 Pull through
18 Hunt for food
24 Colorful parrot
26 Small garden
29 Game with Wild
33 Sea snail
35 Lay away
36 Neighbor of Draco
37 Met somebody?
39 Sweet-talk, say
40 Firenze's place
42 Part of many a
43 Tennis player's
45 Group in many a
46 Small energy boost?
51 Part of summer in
53 2004 Will Smith
54 Deer hunter
55 Online deluge
57 Aristotle's "fifth
60 Fiji alternative
61 Mezzo-soprano in
62 Onetime subject of
84 See 115-Down
85 Some allergy
92 Actor Bruce
95 Single issue
96 1972 Bill Withers
97 Act like an expert
without being one
99 Bad blood
100 Female counselor
101 Antiquity, once
102 Like some ponds
108 Van of
110 Ones with fictional
112 "Small" prefix
113 Far from
114 Williams of the
115 With 84-Down, a
116 "Big" prefix
118 Beach souvenir?
120 Year Claudius I
121 Course list abbr
64 "Have day"
70 Lamar of the N B A
71 Ready to move
75 Pore over
80 When some lunches
81 Go well together