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Anna Maria rejects center's cell tower plea

Astheworldterns help-
ing hatchlings. Page 6

Morris death case
review. Page 3
Cortez squabbles.
Pages 4-5
Library expands with
'Friends.' Page 7

Island police blot-
ter, courts and codes.
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
Cortez documents his-
tory. Page 13
Holmes Beach meet-
ing preview. Page 14
AM MCSO review,
Privateers respond to
lawsuit. Page 15

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Sea turtle, seaweed
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AM addresses home
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Indoor soccer finals,
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners rebuffed a
request by the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center to sublet its lease with the city
and allow a portion of the property to accom-
modate a cell tower.
At the Aug. 9 city meeting, Greg Ross,
president of the center's board of directors,
said the center submitted the request to sublet
because it thought the city wanted a cell tower
on the center's property because of the limited
fall zone conditions at other sites within the
The board has selected a company to build
a cell tower on the property but, according
to city attorney Jim Dye, because the city
leases the property to the community center,
the board needs commission approval before
planning to build a cell tower there.
Ross said the center is trying to become
more financially self-sufficient and the
monthly revenue from a cell tower would
help. The center proposed to share some of
the revenue with the city.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb, how-
ever, said the center is not a good place for
a cell tower and everyone he's talked to has
been "100 percent opposed to revenue shar-
Other commissioners agreed, and when
Webb asked if any commissioner wanted to
make a motion to allow the center to sublet,
there was silence.
"There is no motion so the issue dies,"
Webb said.
He said any company can apply for a
permit to build a cell tower. The lack of a
motion to approve or reject subletting some
of the property should not be a reflection on
whether the city wants a cell tower, he indi-

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weekly photo contest
winner is Amanda
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Beach for this April
2012 capture of her
son Sulliven, age
5. Davis wins an
Islander "More than
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T-shirt, and her
photo goes into the
pool of weekly win-
ners vying for the
2012 grand prize,
including $100 from
The Islander and an
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will be announced
Aug. 22.

Anna Maria Island Community Center board
of directors president Greg Ross makes a plea
to Anna Maria commissioners to allow the
center to sublet under its lease with the city to
a cell tower provider and alleviate some of the
center's financial problems. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Commissioners also discussed the concept
of floor- area ratio as a means to control the size
of new houses.
City planner Alan Garrett said the idea arose
in the 1970s to limit the size of large office
Under a FAR plan, the municipality deter-
mines what the ratio of floor space to lot size
should be. Garrett used .3 for his example.
If the city adopts a FAR of .3, then the total
living space of a house on a 5,000 square-foot
lot would be a maximum of 1,500 square feet,
or 30 percent of the lot size.

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There was some confusion among board
members between FAR limits and lot cover-
age and, Webb, along with Commissioner Dale
Woodland, asked Garrett to prepare a diagram of
the two concepts before the next work session.
In other business, the final public hearing of
an ordinance to clear up language and ambigu-
ity in a number of other ordinances was again
continued because commissioners found more
The ordinance is the result of nearly a year's
worth of meetings by an ordinance review com-
mittee composed of Garrett, building official
Bob Welch, planning and zoning chair Tom
Turner, former P&Z chair Doug Copeland and
other city officials. The committee was charged
with clarifying language, eliminating ambigui-
ties and loopholes, and revising outdated lan-
guage and methods in city ordinances, along
with establishing lot, yard, bulk and parking
requirements in all city districts.
The commission has continued the final

The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection is threatening to remove the tree
house at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St.,
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

DEP: Remove or

modify tree house
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes
Beach, has 30 days to remove a tree house or
submit a modified design and location for the
structure that was built on the beachfront with-
out permits or the state will remove it.
An Aug. 16 letter from James Martinello of
the Florida Department of Environment Protec-
tion, the regulator of coastal construction, gives
notice of the DEP findings to Angelinos owner,
Richard Hazen, through his attorney, David
Levin of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen &
Ginsburg, PA., Sarasota.

2 0 AUG. 15, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Martinello wrote that the tree house "may not be
exempt from the department's permitting require-
In addition to any required city building permits, the
state requires permits for building seaward of the coastal
construction control line to protect the coastal system
from structures that can destabilize or destroy the beach
and dune system.
According to Martinello, environmental manager
of the DEP Division of Water Resource Management
Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, "resolution of
this enforcement case needs to be completed as soon as
"If Mr. Hazen chooses not to resolve the matter
within the time frames provided, the department may
take appropriate enforcement action," including, Marti-
nello wrote, "removal of the tree house structure seaward
of the coastal construction control line."
The August DEP letter follows a series of correspon-
dence with Hazen's attorney and engineer.
Levin contended in February that the structure
constituted no measurable impact on the coastal system
Supported by
four 12-inch
wood pilings
and a con-
crete foun-
dation, this
tree house
on the beach
at Angelinos
Sea Lodge,
103 29th
St., Holmes
Beach, was
built with-
out permits.
Islander .
Photo: Kathy r

because the structure, but for the wooden pilings, was
supported by an Australian pine tree.
In April, Martinello responded that the structure is
supported by four 12-inch diameter wooden pilings with
concrete-type foundations, and invited Levin to submit
information from a professional engineer in support of
the owner's position.
Erickson Consulting Engineers Inc. of Sarasota,
submitted a report for Hazen in June, stating two of
the four pilings were decorative and could be removed.
The report also stated the structure constituted a minor
activity, exempt from the CCCL permit, because the
beach and primary dune are seaward of the structure.
Erickson also reported no adverse or measurable
interference to the coastal system will take place, adding
the shoreline is planned for renourishment in 2014.
Martinello's staff reviewed the Erickson engineer-
ing report and the case in general and stated the DEP
had "significant concerns" about the partially enclosed
design, the size of the pilings and concrete footings, as
well as the structure's proximity to the dunes.
The tree house construction first came to light in
November 2011 after the city of Holmes Beach was
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alerted by an anonymous call.
In addition to referring the complaint to the DEP,
the city advised Angelino's of its engineering and survey
requirements if Hazen were to seek permitting from the
The city's concerns over the construction relate to
the building's stability, safety and ability to withstand
hurricane-force winds, according to David Forbes, city
code enforcement officer.
According to building inspector Bob Shaffer, the
city has not been contacted by Hazen or his engineers
recently. The last contact was a general inquiry in Decem-
ber about city building requirements from professional
engineer Charles Sego on behalf of Hazen.
Angelino's Lodge includes four vacation rentals and,
according to Hazen's wife, Huong Lynn Tran, the tree
house was built as a private place to read, write, relax
and dine.
When asked for comment, Tran said she and her hus-
band had just received the Aug. 6 letter, and that their
attorney was reviewing it. She deferred further comment
to Levin, who had not a returned call for comment by
press time for The Islander.

public hearing of the ordinance since March.
Commissioners are attempting to ensure the ordi-
nance contains incentives for owners of single-story
homes to remodel rather than rebuild to an elevated
Because the ordinance has been continued numerous
times, a number of construction projects have been on
hold for months, said Ross, who owns Ross Built con-
He said he has a client who wants to tear down a
one-story house and rebuild to two stories of living space
over parking, but has been held up by various issues since
September 2011.
The commission has an administrative moratorium
on demolition of one-story homes while the city develops
its historic preservation ordinance.
The public hearing was continued to 6 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 23, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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FDLE yes, FBI no to 2009 Morris death review

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Friends and family of the late Sheena Morris, the
Tampa woman who died at the BridgeWalk Resort in
Bradenton Beach on New Year's Day of 2009, want the
Federal Bureau of Investigation to take over the case.
Morris's mother, Kelly Osborn, demanded at an Aug.
2 city commission meeting that commissioners direct
Police Chief Sam Speciale to ask the FBI to investigate
the case, which was originally ruled a suicide.
Morris was found hanging from the shower by a
dog leash following an argument with her boyfriend,
who had reportedly returned to Tampa the previous eve-
ning after the argument. Cell phone records indicate the
couple texted one another until 4 a.m. on New Year's
Osborn insists her daughter was murdered and in
2011 hired forensic experts to review her daughter's
case. A medical examiner changed the cause of death
from suicide to undetermined based on the opinion that
the crime scene could have been staged to look like a
Special said the FBI would not investigate the case,
even if it was ruled a homicide. He contacted the Tampa
division of the FBI before and after Osborn made her
public request, and received a letter dated Aug. 7 from
Special Agent Steven Ibison.
"The FBI is authorized to collect intelligence and
to conduct investigations to detect, obtain information
about, and prevent and protect against federal crimes and
threats to national security," Ibison wrote. "As a com-
ponent of the Department of Justice, our authorities are
directed and controlled by regulations and guidelines
issued by the Attorney General of the United States of
Ibison the FBI has "very little authority to assist" in
local and state investigations without a federal nexus.
Ibison said the FBI can provide expert assistance,
but only when lives of others are directly in danger.
"Currently, the FBI does not have the authority to
provide expert personnel to review a death investigation

F n o I
Kelly Osborn pleads Aug. 2 to the Bradenton Beach
City Commission for further investigation into the 2009
death of her daughter in a motel room at BridgeWalk
Resort. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

lacking a federal nexus or statutory authority," Ibison
Osborn's public campaign to seek the truth in her
daughter's death led to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement agreeing to review the case.
FDLE arrived in Bradenton Beach last week, but
Special said it was only an informational meeting.
"FDLE sealed the case file so no one will be able
look at the file until their review is completed," Speciale
said. "FDLE is planning on assembling a 15-person board
to review this case, but will likely do so in Sebring."
Special said he expects resolution on the case some-

time in September.
The chief has stood behind his department's role in
the investigation. Osborn has been critical of the Braden-
ton Beach Police Department, calling it inept to handle a
case of this magnitude.
Osborn has laid blame on BBPD for ruling her
daughter's death a suicide, but Speciale said his detec-
tive's role in the case was that he found no evidence of
foul play at the crime scene. Special said the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office processed the crime scene and
reached the same conclusion, and it was the original med-
ical examiner who ruled the cause of death a suicide.
Special said FDLE also has reviewed the case file
before and reached the same conclusion again.
Special said he has been willing to reopen the case
if any credible evidence was presented. Osborn claims
to have such evidence, but Speciale said he has not been
approached by Osborn with any new evidence in Morris's
An attempt to reach Osborn for comment was unsuc-
cessful by The Islander press time.

Buchanan aide to host
'office hours' in Anna Maria
Gary Tibbetts, special assistant to U.S. Rep. Vern
Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, will host "office hours"
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16.
He'll answer questions on behalf of the congress-
man, hear comments and address concerns.
Tibbetts said in a press release that constituents
are "encouraged to attend" to share their views or
"seek assistance."
Tibbetts was scheduled to meet with Holmes
Beach constituents Aug. 13 at Holmes Beach City
For more information or to make an appointment,
call Tibbetts at 941-747-9081.


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FISH board members let loose accusations, resignations

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heri-
tage struggled Aug. 6 to see eye to eye.
For months, a battle has brewed between FISH and
the Florida Maritime Museum, overseen by Manatee
County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. "Chips" Shore, who
removed himself and museum staff from the FISH board
until FISH apologized for what he said was demonizing
his staff.
Those issues apparently were resolved as Shore was
present for the Aug. 6 nonprofit's board meeting at Fish-
ermen's Hall, 2520 43rd St. W., Cortez.
The meeting, already warm with contentions, heated
up with accusations of board members performing unau-
thorized work in the FISH 95-acre preserve and other
claims board members had vandalized the work.
FISH has been planning to fence parts of the preserve
to prevent illegal dumping, and the project was recently
funded, but plans for the fence installation were not final-
According to FISH secretary Joe Kane, board member
Bob Landry took it upon himself to begin installing fence
posts on the preserve over the weekend of July 28-29.
By July 31, at least one other unnamed board member
allegedly knocked the posts down, claiming they were in
the wrong place and unauthorized.
"It's willful destruction of private and public prop-
erty on the FISH preserve where FISH members were
involved," said Kane. "To me, it was cowardly."
Kane went on to describe the current FISH board
atmosphere as toxic and divisive.
"We've made FISH even more divisive than it ever
has been, and I didn't think that was possible," said
Kane said FISH board members were acting like

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Arguments were abundant at the Aug. 6 Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage meeting at Fishermen's
Hall, 2520 43rd St. W., Cortez.
So much so that Manatee County Clerk of Circuit
Court R.B. "Chips" Shore agreed to finance a facilita-
tor to help board members work through their differ-
Board members were divided over just about every
issue on the Aug. 6 agenda, but more so when it came
time to decide what to do with tenant Rick Viera, who
board members say hasn't paid rent in more than two
The nonprofit rents two apartments in FISH-owned
properties to volunteers. Viera has an apartment in the
old Cortez firehouse/community center, 4515 123rd St.
W, Cortez, which also houses the boatworks program.
According to the board, he owes FISH $5,800 in
back rent and utilities.
Board secretary Joe Kane said the ongoing issue
is making FISH look too lenient to the public and his
motion to evict the tenant was seconded by Shore.
"This has become a very contentious issue," said
Shore. "Let's not let it hang for months and months."
Board member Turner Matthews, who is organiz-
ing the Turner Maritime Challenge, accused board
members of making the matter personal.
"It's obvious some of you don't like him but, at
the same time, he's given hundreds of hours of work to
this community," said Matthews. "And yet, he's treated
like a villain."
Board treasurer Jane von Hahmann said it's her job
to bring up all aspects of the board's finances, and the
past due rent has become an issue that can no longer
be ignored, particularly because FISH has had to pick
up some expenses.
"I have to let people know what has been spent on
that apartment and have asked for an explanation why
the rent isn't being paid," she said. "Two years later, I
don't think we've got a good explanation why he's not
paying his rent."
Board member and former FISH president Karen
Bell said, "It's our own fault for not resolving this ear-
lier. The board knew he wasn't paying rent, so why
wasn't this confronted a long time ago? It's because
people don't like him."
Other board members took exception to Bell's
comments, but Bell said it is "ridiculous to evict a vol-

Organized in 1991 by Corlez residents and
friends. FISH is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
FISH sponsors Cortez's Annual Commercial
Fishing Festival. and onns Ihe Community Center
and restored net camp on the ba3.

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The Florida Institute for Saltwater Herilage (FISH)
is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of
the cultural and environmental integrity of Florid'-
iSraditional maritime communities. FISI:.E n

This FISH mission statement as displayed at the
Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez.

"bullies on a playground."
Landry resigned his board membership after learning
about the vandalism.
While the effort to install the fence was well intended,
according to board members, the work was performed in
the wrong location.

unteer. Volunteers are the core of your organization."
Board member Linda Molto said everyone in
the room volunteers for FISH, but "we don't expect
Von Hahmann reiterated that it wasn't personal on
her part, and she just had to show the numbers, but Bell
"I've heard what you have said about him at meet-
ings," Bell told von Hahmann, adding that she thinks
von Hahmann doesn't like Viera.
Von Hahmann said, "When we have worked with
him, it's not been good."
Board president Kim McVey said prior negotia-
tions with Viera resulted in forgiving two years of back
rent, if he agreed to pay July's rent, but that has not
been done, she said.
"And two and a half years of electric bills have
been paid by FISH," said von Hahmann.
Shore asked to end the squabble and reminded the
board a motion to evict was on the table. The motion
failed 7-5.
"So what's the recommendation?" asked Shore.
Matthews suggested that Viera start from scratch
on the $300 a month rent, "but pay the rent from July,
get the electric in his name and forgive his past utility
Matthews also wanted to give Viera "four or five
months to catch up" to the one month of back rent.
Matthews motioned for that, which passed unani-
Further arguments erupted when board members
challenged McVey for changing the locks on the boat-
works facility without board authorization.
McVey said she was trying to control vandalism.
"I secured the building," she said. "As chair, I felt
it was in my rights to do that."
Bell said, "A chair still has to answer to the
McVey said there were eight keys to the old locks
and nobody knew who had all the keys.
People in the gallery took exception to McVey's
comments and threatened to quit volunteering to build
boats if they had issues accessing the facility.
McVey said she would issue three keys to board
members, and then relented, taking a list of volunteers
who needed keys. At final count, there were going to
be eight new keys to replace the eight old keys.
FISH meets at 7 p.m. at Fishermen's Hall every
first Monday of the month.

Board member and former FISH president Karen
Bell said the authorization to begin work on the fence
was never given.
"Why is he even out there putting up a fence when
we haven't discussed anything? I'm not saying it's right,
what they did, but this started because nobody talked to
the board," said Bell.
Shore interjected by saying everybody was wrong in
this case.
"Why don't we start from the beginning," Shore said.
"We need to check with the county about permits and go
from there. Going back and forth and arguing about who
did what isn't going to help us."
The county donated the fencing material, and board
officers authorized more than $900 in expenditures for
the work already done. Other board members questioned
the spending if there was no plan to go forward.
Board treasurer Jane von Hahmann said her job is to
pay the bills.
"If someone sends me a receipt saying it needs to get
paid, then I pay it," she said.
Board member Linda Molto said the board member
initiated the work because he didn't want the materials
to be stolen.
Other board members agreed Landry made a mistake
but that no one had the right to vandalize the fence.
Kane put a motion on the table to offer an official
apoloh,'y to Landry, and several board members expressed
interest in asking Landry to return to the board. The
motion passed unanimously.
It was not enough for Kane, however, who announced
his resignation two days later. Kane said he slept on the
incident for a couple of days before making his decision.
"When vandals are rewarded, then it's time to head
for the hills," he said in an email to board members. "I

Shore offers facilitator
To address current and past conflicts that have caused
a division on the FISH board, Shore recommended bring-
ing in an "expert facilitator."
He said the facilitator would meet with the entire
board, "but the only way it will work is if there is 100
percent participation.
"I'm willing to pay for him to come in and meet with
the entire board and facilitate \ \ il ii that is going on
and try to bring us all together," Shore added.
The board agreed to the proposal and will meet with
the facilitator at a date to be determined.


Anna Maria City
Aug. 21, 2:30 p.m., historical preservation.
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-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 16, noon, city pier team.
Aug. 16, 1 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 28, 9 a.m., joint land development code-city
commission workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., hurricane emergency prepared-
Aug. 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Aug. 28, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Aug. 20, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Aug. 21, county commission.
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,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.
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FISH forgives volunteer's past due rent




member demolished the work begun by Landry.
While there are accusations, the board has not named
who was involved in the destruction.
"Two weeks ago FISH board members willfully
destroyed fencing in the preserve that another board
member had just installed," Kane told The Islander.
"These cowards took great joy in taunting Bob Landry,
who was too nice not to knee-cap them."
Landry resigned his board membership following the
Kane said it wasn't the first time such an incident has
occurred, and he's disappointed that FISH leadership and
board president Kim McVey have done little to stop it.
"This same abuse happened a year ago, and Kim did
not support Landry," said Kane. "This caused a titanic

the festival pays their playground expenses."
Kane said residents of Cortez "are being played for
Kane isn't the only Cortez resident concerned about
where FISH is leading the community.
He is joined by Sue Maddox, whose grandfather,
Nathan Fulford, was an original settler of Cortez.
Maddox moved her own family back to "the place I
remembered happy summers at" in 1965, she said.
She worked at a Cortez fish house for more than
32 years, and she sees her community falling apart after
witnessing the infighting at FISH meetings.
"FISH really has an impact on our lives here," said
Maddox. "But they have gotten away from what their
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Five of the 15 board members reside in Cortez,
according to Kane. The outsiders' main interest is the
boatworks facility, where they work free on their boats.
Kane called it more of a clubhouse than a facility to
better Cortez.
Maddox said it's those people who have control of
Cortez because they also control FISH.
"Their only interest is having a place provided to
them to work on their hobby or to hang out with one
another," said Maddox. "And it's all at the expense of
Maddox said it will take the community of Cortez to
change the direction of the nonprofit.
"If you live here, you've got to be interested and
get involved," she said. "Go to the meetings and see for

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Cortez residents say outsiders to blame for FISH problems
By Mark Young struggle just to move a few square yards of dirt." Now it's about building boats and that's not the heritage
Islander Reporter Kane said Landry is a 10-year FISH volunteer and of Cortez. The only boat-building in our heritage is when
Two days after a heated Florida Institute for Saltwater deserves better. someone needed a boat to fish."
Heritage meeting, board secretary Joe Kane announced "He volunteers six days a week and was responsible Maddox said the outside world doesn't see Cortez for
his resignation from the board. for the transformation of Fishermen's Hall and the Florida what it is becoming. "People think there is a fisherman
The Aug. 8 resignation is not the first the FISH board Maritime Museum," he said. in every house, but there's very few fishermen living in
has endured in recent months, as in-fighting continues to Kane said the village, much like the FISH board, is Cortez," she said.
dominate the nonprofit's meetings. divided by residents and nonresidents, and some do not Maddox said FISH has done some good things, but
But Kane said the latest round of fighting led to prop- have the best interest of Cortez at heart. the focus of the organization has changed to personal
erty destruction in the FISH 95-acre preserve, and that "It's 100 percent nonresidents in the boatworks pro- agendas that are of "no consideration to the people who
was the last straw for him. gram, and FISH board members don't have a clue as to live here."
The fighting occurred over former board member what is going on there, but still pays the bills," he said. Both Kane and Maddox said an organization like
Bob Landry, who, without authorization from the board, "And boatworks volunteers adamantly refuse to work FISH should consist of community members, not outsid-
began installing a fence in the preserve. Then another the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, even though ers.


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Best summer ever
It may be the warmest year ever on record in the
United States, but as summers go, this one has been a
breeze. Corn crops may fizzle and temperatures sizzle
northward, but it's a record summer for tourism on Anna
Maria Island.
With the late summer rains have come moderate
nights in the 70s, and last week there was one day the
mercury hovered under 90. Not so long ago there was
a year when the temperature was 90 or more degrees
for 180 consecutive days. While our August afternoons
may be hot, it's surprisingly pleasant in the mornings
and after dusk.
But it's the tourist season, much more than the
summer season, that we find folks raving about from
hoteliers to restaurateurs to retail store owners and real
estate folks.
A few years ago, a Manatee Chamber of Commerce
executive remarked on how lucky we were on Anna
Maria Island compared to the economic hard times in
all the rest of the county, and particularly at Lakewood
Yes, business is on the up and up on Anna Maria
Island. There's optimism for the start of another school
year and the soon-to-follow fall-winter tourist season.
So with kids heading back to the classroom Monday
morning, Aug. 20, comes the urgent plea to drive with
caution and watch out for the walkers, bikers and buses.
Be alert and courteous at crosswalks. Kids and
everyone else for that matter need a safe path.
With that said, we'd like to remind everyone that
sea turtles need a safe path from their nesting habitat to
the Gulf of Mexico.
Everyone onAMI needs to be vigilant about keep-
ing lights dim from dusk to dawn as nesting gives way
to hatching.
You can do a quick check yourself by taking an
evening walk to the water's edge and squatting low for a
turtle's eye view. If you see lights as you look landward,
chances are, sea turtles do, too.
Mother sea turtles and hatchlings need to follow
their instincts from the sand to the twinkle of the moon
and starlight on the Gulf, but here we are, interfering
in nature with lights and obstructions along the shore.
It's so simple to shield lights, use motion sensors
for security and safety, and close blinds and drapes.
The loggerhead turtles that nest and hatch here are a
threatened species. Please, give them a safe, wide, dark
path to the water so they can return for years to come.
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To put it mildly, our beaches are a mess. Seaweed
is rotting on the shore, shells are making it difficult and
dangerous to get in the water and floating seaweed is
making it unpleasant to swim.
My wife and I understand sea turtle nests lost in
Tropical Storm Debby make it environmentally impos-
sible to use large machinery to clean the beach.
Our solution: Manpower.
Our citizens should band together to clean up trash.
They already band together to search for scallops in
Sarasota Bay. Why doesn't the chamber of commerce
launch a drive to manually rake the beaches? Raked
into piles, the seaweed could be removed with minimal
damage to turtle nests. And with this accomplished, the
beaches would be ready for replenishment when turtle
season is over.
This action would improve our beaches for resi-
dents and visitors alike. After all, no visitor wants to
go home with cut feet and seaweed draped around his
or her neck. Negative word of mouth and bad public-
ity will surely impact tourism if something is not done
about our beaches soon.
We believe this potential solution is win-win all
Jack Wilhelm, Holmes Beach
Editor's note: Manatee County and some beach-
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things may have been left to Mother Nature.

Parking at the pier
The city has blocked off the lot where people were
formerly allowed to park across the street from the Anna
Maria City Pier.
Yet there is no visible movement on a project, no
action, nothing going on as far as construction, improve-
ments or otherwise to be seen at this time. All I can
see is an empty, roped-off dirt parking lot and people
asking, "Where can I park?" and "Why can't we park

I've been going to the pier almost daily for more
than 10 years now and many of my friends have gone
there a lot longer, and we just don't get it.
I'm wondering if the city could please wait until
it's actually doing something to the lot before restricting
citizens and tourists from being able to park at the No.
1 attraction in Manatee County.
If someone didn't know any better, the denial of
access would almost appear spiteful, and I don't under-
stand it.
Again, please, help us all to comprehend your
thinking and motivation behind your actions.
Brian Blaine, Bradenton

Merry-go-round town
It appears that the merry-go-round continues with
one builder on Anna Maria Island, as to permits issued,
property red-tagged, permits voided, inspections failed,
stop-work orders issued, and so on.
Is this the norm? Or am I missing something?
Let us, once and for all, put our collective heads
together commissioners, mayor and city officials -
and stop this nonsense.
This island has long been a permanent home for
many of us, and we want it to continue that way.
Please, take your heads out of the sand before this
beautiful island becomes another Daytona Beach.
Thomas Sabow, Holmes Beach

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By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Patrons will be seeing a new and improved Island
Branch Library come October thanks in part to a
$50,000 donation by the Friends of the Library.
Manatee County library services manager Ava
Ehde said, "We're thinking probably Oct. 10," as the
date expected to welcome back library patrons.
The island library closed in May, and a remodel-
ing project began in June. Manatee County operates the
branch through its neighborhood services department.
At the start of work, the department anticipated a
smaller project and a September completion date.
"We got real fortunate, and $50,000 was donated
from the Friends of the Library," said Ehde. The dona-
tion, she said, expanded the renovation plans.
"We had the money from book sales and member-
ship drives," said Friends of the Library board member
Pam Leckie.
"And they were coming up short. The main thing
is they were going to have to cut back on office space"
for the library personnel, she said. "We didn't want
that. They need the room to work.
"We wanted to make sure the meeting room would
be fine, and it will be," she said.
The library support group has 160-170 members,
fundraises with its annual book sale and membership
drives, and runs a free winter lecture series in the com-
munity room, according to Leckie.
Leckie said the $50,000, donated in June, was
not earmarked for any particular improvement. "That
would have been too confusing," she added.
County information outreach coordinator Nicholas
Azzara said the $200,000 initially budgeted for the
project remained the same. He said, "The Friends' con-
tribution was to be used specifically for a new reference
circulation desk and meeting room renovation."
The Friends contribution freed up county fund-
ing within the budget to add electrical improvements,
exterior painting, striping of the parking lot and park-
ing signs additions that otherwise would have had

to wait for future years," Azzara stated in an email.
As part of the expanded project, Ehde and Island
Branch Library supervisor Inez Tamanaha said the
building received a new coat of paint and a beach blue
accent. The color will be carried from exterior accents
into the interior.
The plans for renovation still include wireless con-
nectivity improvements, new carpeting, ceiling tiles
and lighting, interior painting and ADA bathroom
Tamanaha said the extensive electrical work is
"finishing up," and new ceiling tiles were next on the
schedule. Data lines for Internet connectivity were
installed before the electrical work.
During the renovation, the library's books and
materials are being stored in a climate-controlled
warehouse in downtown Bradenton at "the old GTE
building," Edhe said.
A daily average of 312-336 people used Island
Branch Library last year during the summer months.
Until the reopening, library officials encourage
island patrons to use another library, including the
South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton,
and Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bra-

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Holmes Beach, is closed while undergoing a summer
remodeling project. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Headlines from the Aug. 14, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director
Suzi Fox challenged Holmes Beach code enforcement
officer Walter Wunderlich to issue the Nautilus Condo-
miniums a notice for being out of compliance with turtle-
lighting regulations. She said numerous efforts on her
part the past five years for voluntary compliance were
unsuccessful. Fox said she had reports of three hatched
nests losing their way and dying at the Nautilus.
Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird told commis-
sioners she had more than 70 applicants for an admin-
istrative assistant's position after an employee was
terminated by the commission for failure to return to
work from sick leave. Baird said the entry-level job
paid about $21,000 a year.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale sus-
pended officer Tom Ferrara for one day without pay for
swearing at a juvenile he pulled over for a traffic stop.
The juvenile was stopped by Ferrara for reckless driv-
ing and fleeing to elude police. Ten days later, Speciale
said he received a letter from Mark Lipinski, an attorney
representing the juvenile, asking for an investigation of
the incident. Special said his investigation revealed
Ferrara used profane language.

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Aug.7 74 90 trace
Aug. 8 78 91 0
Aug. 9 77 92 0
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2 men arrested for felony gun theft

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Two Holmes Beach men were booked into the Mana-
tee County jail Aug. 3 on charges of felony theft of a
firearm after allegedly stealing a 9 mm handgun from
Mackinlay's roommate.
According to a probable cause affi-
davit, Erik Hall, 24, of 510 67th St., and
Jacob Mackinlay, 19, of 400 75th St.,
S were both charged with the theft, but
Mackinlay also was booked on several
other charges, including felony conceal-
Mackinlay ment of a weapon.

Island police blotter
Anna Maria
July 30, 202 N. Bay Blvd., information. A com-
plainant reported a disturbed sea turtle nest at Bayfront
Park. According to the report, the complainant was out-
raged at the lack of patrols in the area and insisted Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputies initiate a stakeout.
A deputy investigated the nest and reported it appeared
that someone walked over the nest and ripped out the
stake markers. The deputy referred the complainant to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Aug. 2,300 block of HardinAvenue, resisting arrest.
A 55-year-old Anna Maria man was charged with mis-
demeanor resisting arrest and booked into the Manatee
County jail on $750 bond. According to the report, a MCSO
deputy responded to a report of a man and woman argu-
ing. Upon making contact with the man, he "became very
belligerent and aggressive." As the deputy tried to defuse
the situation, the man pushed the deputy and fled. Holmes
Beach Police Department officers were contacted to assist
the deputy. Law enforcement officers reported having to
subdue the man after he continued to resist arrest.
Aug. 7, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, vehicle bur-
glary. A complainant reported that someone entered his
unlocked vehicle and stole a semiautomatic handgun
from the vehicle's glove box.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Aug. 8, 400 12th St. W., Bradenton, petit theft/
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The two men went to where Mackinlay was staying
on 75th Street. At some point, a roommate observed the
two men take the gun and tried to intervene.
According to the police report, Mackinlay assaulted
the roommate, who called police after the two men fled
the residence.
rOfficers from the Holmes Beach
Police Department made contact with
the two men, who allegedly admitted
the gun was in Hall's suitcase.
Hall was charged with theft of a
firearm. Mackinlay also was charged
Hall with theft of a firearm, but also charged
with misdemeanor battery.
Police also allegedly found drug paraphernalia con-
taining marijuana residue on Mackinlay.
According to the report, Mackinlay also smashed the
hood of a vehicle owned by the man he assaulted as he
left the scene.
Police found a hammer in the vehicle driven by the
two men and accused Mackinlay of misdemeanor pos-
session of a burglary tool and criminal mischief.
Both men were booked into jail on $5,000 bond.
Mackinlay's total bond is $7,220. They will be arraigned
at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Manatee County Judicial
Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

was arrested for misdemeanor theft after taking a taxi
with no money to pay the fare. According to the probable
cause affidavit, the man asked the driver to drop him off
near the beach. When the passenger could not provide
an address, the driver became suspicious and called the
Bradenton Beach Police Department. The driver was
instructed to return the man to his original location, and
to keep the meter running. Police made contact with the
man, who said he did not have any money to pay the
$80 fare. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee
County jail on $120 bond.
Aug. 4, 2200 block of Avenue B, stolen vehicle. A
complainant reported someone stole his Ford truck some-
time after 8 p.m. The victim said he may have left a key
in his glove compartment.
Aug. 4, 1301 Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance.
BBPD police responded to the Silver Surf motel after
receiving a call regarding loud arguing. Officers made
contact with a female, who said she and her husband were
there to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The



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Bonnie Lalos, a Holmes Beach Police Department dis-
patcher for 24 years, retired Aug. 2. Lalos, of Braden-
ton, was hired by the city in 1988 to route emergency
calls. She enjoyed flowers from citizens and cake from
the department in appreciation of her service to the
city. Islander Photo: Courtesy T-Rex Ogle Jr.

woman said her husband had given her a ring to celebrate
the occasion, but she was upset about the ring. According
to the report, the woman said she felt her husband had
only given her the ring to make up for having an affair
with her best friend. The argument was not physical, so
the officer warned the couple to keep the noise down.
Aug. 4, 2200 block of Avenue C, vehicle burglary.
A digital camera valued at $140 was stolen from an
unlocked vehicle. According to the report, the camera
belongs to the Holmes Beach Building Department.
Aug. 4, 2408 Gulf Drive, theft. Employees of the
Via Roma Resort reported cash and credit cards stolen
from their wallets, left in the resort's maintenance room
while at work. The men said the resort hired extra help
over the weekend and the temporary laborers may have
taken the items.
Aug. 6, 100 block of 12th Street, vehicle burglary. A
complainant reported someone had ransacked his vehicle.
He listed a $35 pair of sunglasses as stolen.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Aug. 2, 4500 block of 119th Street West, grand
theft. A woman complainant reported several items were
stolen from her bedroom. The woman provided a MCSO
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Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
July 31, 100 block of 46th Street, lewd behavior. A
62-year-old woman was walking down the street toward
the beach when she spotted a naked man lying at the end
of the street with a towel wrapped around his head. The
complainant said the man was fondling himself. Holmes
Beach Police Department officers were unable to locate
the suspect.
Aug. 4, 6400 14th St. W., DUI. HBPD and Florida
Highway Patrol established a DUI checkpoint. Kenneth
Anderson, 62, of Nokomis, was stopped to perform a
field sobriety test. Anderson failed and was arrested on a
misdemeanor DUI charge.
Aug. 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A female juvenile
contacted police in regards to a stolen wallet. According
to the report, the girl put her wallet next to her while
riding the trolley to the Manatee Public Beach. A man
sat next to her and the girl looked down to notice her
wallet was missing, but was afraid to confront the adult.
Police later made contact with the suspect, who denied
any knowledge of the incident. Police have requested
surveillance video from the trolley.
Aug. 3, 200 block of 57th Street, vehicle burglary.
A complainant reported his unlocked vehicle had been
ransacked. Missing items, a GPS unit, sunglasses and
tools, were valued at $291.
Aug. 3, 100 73rd St., burglary. While staying at
Coconuts Resort, a man reported $300 was taken from
his wallet. According to the report, the man had left his
sliding-glass door open throughout the day. The man told
police his girlfriend's wallet was right next to his, but was
not missing any money.
July 31, 200 block of 76th Street, theft. A man
reported that someone had stolen several terra-cotta pots
and orchids from his elderly father's backyard. The items
were valued at $700.
July 31, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary.
An employee at Lobstah's restaurant reported someone
had gained entry into her locked vehicle while she was
at work. Police observed a tampered lock. The complain-
ant reported missing cash, an iPod Touch, and purse, all

THE ISLANDER U AUG. 15, 2012 E 9

North Shore rental complies with Anna Maria code

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After a re-inspection of a vacation rental at 804 N.
Shore Drive, Anna Maria, owned by developer Shawn
Kaleta, building official Bob Welch was satisfied the use
of the ground level complies with city code.
According to the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, elevated homes built since 1974 cannot con-
tain living space on the ground floor. The only allowed
ground-floor uses are parking, storage and access.

This vacation rental at 804 N. hi/ Drive, Anna
Maria, was cited by building official Bob Welch in June
for having illegal ground-floor living space. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

valued at $440.
Aug. 1, 300 block of Clark Lane, vehicle burglary.
A vacationer reported a purse stolen from her vehicle's
backseat sometime during the night. The woman reported
she suspected two suspicious juveniles she observed ear-
lier in the day in the area.
Aug. 4, 100 block of 47th Street, vehicle burglary.
A woman on a bicycle approached a HBPD officer to
report finding a purse and other items scattered on the
road. The officer located a high school ID card of a Mary-
land student. He patrolled the area and located a vehicle

In June, Welch observed through some windows
what he believed to be ground-floor bedrooms while on
a routine inspection of swimming pool construction.
Welch sent Kaleta a notice informing him the ground-
level appeared to be occupied as living space, and gave
Kaleta 30 days to bring the home into compliance.
Kaleta said at that time that Welch was mistaken and
there was no living space on the ground floor.
Welch said on his re-inspection, he found only stor-
age and parking space on the ground floor. He also noted
Kaleta had withdrawn a permit application for an air-
conditioning unit for the ground floor.
I\ tl) i lumn appears to meet the code," Welch said.
The property was advertised as a four-bedroom, sin-
gle-family home for $1.1 million when Kaleta purchased
it in February.
The house is now listed on the website amibeaches-
realestate.com as an eight-bedroom vacation home for
$2.2 million.
In examining the original architectural drawings for
the home, Welch determined the house was built with
four bedrooms, a study, nursery and den. The ground
level was indicated as a garage with two storage rooms.
Welch said the upper two levels may have been rede-
signed to allow eight bedrooms, but the city has no code
governing the number of bedrooms for a single-family
City commissioners are now discussing how they can
limit the number of people allowed at a vacation rental.

with Maryland plates and made contact with an adult
male. The man looked into his vehicle and determined
the items, valued at $400, belonged to his daughter. The
daughter reported she had heard a vehicle pull into the
driveway the night before. She got out of bed and turned
on a light to look outside, at which time she said a vehicle
sped away.
Aug. 2,200 block of 82nd Street, theft of vehicle. A
man reported someone stole his golf cart from his carport.
He told police he suspected a neighbor of the theft. The
cart was valued between $3,000-$5,000.
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A Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show is look-
ing for artists, crafters and collectors to support the Anna
Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron and its boating
safety mission.
The show will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at
the squadron building, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton.
Organizers encourage vendors with nautical items,
as well as those of a landlubber nature, to reserve space
with a $25-45 fee by Oct. 20.
The squadron will hold a bake sale and offer refresh-
ments throughout the day at the event.
A cheesecake and key lime pie contest also will be
featured. Completion of an entry form and a $5 fee per
pie or cake is due by Oct 24. All pies and cakes will
be auctioned to the highest bidders to support squadron
For more information, call 941-761-1860 or email

Free concert, lecture
Striking a chord for music lovers, the Allegro Music
Academy will offer a free concert and lecture featuring
the guitar, banjo and mandolin.
A history of the selected musical instruments will
be given by academy director Margaret Goreshnik and a
free concert will showcase some ofAllegro's teachers.
Advance reservations are required for the 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2, event at the Allegro Music Academy,
241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota.
Josh Scheible on guitar and Erich Barganier on banjo
and mandolin will play selected works from the baroque,
classical, romantic and modern eras, as well as folk tunes
from many traditions.
Donations to benefit student scholarships are encour-
aged and. Seating is limited, and only by reservation.
For more information and reservations, call 941-358-

Thursday, Aug. 16
*6:30-10 p.m., Anna Maria Island Privateers, Rum Tasting,
Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Bar, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Fee applies. Information: 941-704-2394.

Sunday, Aug. 19
2-4 p.m., Island Players Open House, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-704-2153.

Monday, Aug. 20
5 p.m., Aug. 20, State Sen. Nan Rich for governor fund-
raiser, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee
applies. Information: 941-761-8385.
Times are flexible, Taking Flight GeoTour, Manatee Coun-
ty's 10 nature preserves, Manatee County Natural Resources
Department, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Estu-
ary Program and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program.
Information: 941-748-4501, ext. 4605

Through Aug. 31, Maro Lorimer's abstract acrylic exhibit,
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1906.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
ton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 7 a.m., weather permitting,
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Mana-
tee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horse-
shoes in the pits atAnna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge
Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-


Privateers' tasting event
rolls out the rum barrels
Building on last year's Rum Tasting that was
attended by 200 patrons, Anna Maria Island Privateers
are planning a swashbuckling bar and an even bigger
Rum drinks, rum straight-up, with chasers or mixers
will be part of the nonprofit's tasting 6:30-10 p.m. Thurs-
day, Aug. 16, at the Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Bar, 900 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island.
Admission is $20 and includes up to 15 tasting.
Live music, a 50-50 raffle, pirates, wenches and the
famous parade ship, Skullywag, will be featured.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. They
start at $100, and the top grogmaster sponsorship is
The Anna Maria Island Privateers is a nonprofit
pirate crew with a mission is to develop, promote and
support activities for the community, including its
annual scholarships for Manatee County students.
For more information, call Tim "Hammer" Thomp-
son at 941-780-1668, email at tlt_Florida@yahoo.com,
or go online at www.amiprivateers.org.

Gloria Dei serves up
ice cream social
Gloria Dei will be firing up the grill for burgers and
dogs and also serving ice cream on Labor Day.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church welcomes the commu-
nity to a picnic and old-fashioned ice cream social at 5
p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.
The event at the church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will include refreshments and croquet on the
Picnickers are asked to bring their own burger and a
dish of food to pass.
Gloria Dei is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Florida-Bahamas Synod.
For more information, call the office at 941-778-

Friday, SeniorAdventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to ben-
efit Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and
boutiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-

Coming Up
Aug. 25, Manatee County Gator Club Scholarship Fund
Kick-Off Social/Casino Night. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-
*Aug. 25, Red, White & Blues III, Concertto 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-
Sept. 3, Picnic and Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social, Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-778-1813.
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. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna
Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bra-
denton. Information: 941-761-1860.
Nov. 11, Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Classics. Fee applies.
Information: 941-778-8585.
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival,
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone.

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Manatee County will host a self-guided tour of its
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Beginning Aug. 20, the public is invited to the
Taking Flight GeoTour.
Using a global-positioning-system device, tourgo-
ers will find hidden geocaches in the preserves.
Manatee County Natural Resources Department
volunteer and education division manager Melissa
Cain Nell describe the tour as a high-tech treasure
"The geotour spans all of Manatee County, from
the beach on Anna Maria Island all the way east to
Duette Preserve," said Nell. "In between, geocachers
can find caches at 10 different conservation properties,
three of which are currently undergoing restoration."
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device, trail blazers will need a free Taking Flight
GeoTour Passport, available at the NRD office, 415
10th St. W., Bradenton, or the county website at www.
The website features an interactive Google map
with the cache coordinates, downloadable copies of
the passport, basic geocaching information, and news
and updates about the project.
On Aug. 20, the cache sites also will go live on
geocaching.com, an informational and tracking web-
The Taking Flight GeoTour is sponsored by the
Manatee County Natural Resources Department,
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Estuary
Program and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Pro-
For more information, call 941-748-4501, ext.
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Roser introduces, honors guild scholarship recipients

Five Roser Guild scholarship recipients met the
congregation Aug. 5 at Roser Memorial Community
Church. Present at a meet-and-greet reception to honor
the Roser Guild scholarship award winners were:
Jessica Pate, a senior in communication and sociol-
ogy at Furman University.
Thomas Price, studying fire science and firefighting
at Florida State Fire College, Ocala.
Mark Whitley, a senior at Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
Garrett Waiters, studying criminal justice at Defi-
ance University.
Ourania Lardas, in environmental science and
teaching at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Other recipients are:
Ariel Jennis, studying engineering physics at Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University.
Christopher Waiters, in criminal justice at State
College of Florida.
Roser Guild provides scholarship awards of $500
per semester, paid directly to the schools to help students
with tuition, books, supplies and fees.
The scholarships are available for four years of study
if students maintain a 2.75 cumulative point average or
better. Students must reapply each year.
The guild raises funds for scholars through the sale of
donated items at the Roser Guild Thrift Shop and dona-

Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, is an independent congregation asso-
ciated with the International Council of Community

Island Players to
showcase playhouse
For those wondering how a play is staged, what
an actor does to get ready to perform, how scenes are
changed or how lighting and sound is perfectly synced in
community theater, the Island Players is 1ni>o\\ ing open
the doors to theater know-how.
If you've ever wondered how you could get involved,
either upstage or backstage, now is the time to discover
answers and stir your imagination.
The public is invited to the Island Players Volunteer
Open House 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Island Play-
ers, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Theater staff and management will conduct tours
behind the curtain. And, at about 3 p.m., Island Players
directors James Thaggard, Kelly Wynn Woodland, Phyl-
lis Elfenbein and Mike Lusk will talk about the upcoming
64th season at the Anna Maria playhouse.
Refreshments will be offered.
For reservations, call president Herb Stump at 941-
704-2152 or email president@theislandplayers.org.

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Plein air guild painters share work outdoors

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
En plein air is French for "in the open air."
According to art historians, 19th century impression-
ists advocated plein air painting and, with the introduc-
tion of paints in tubes and the portable field easel by the
1870s, the practice became more popular.
So following the likes of Claude Monet, Camille Pis-
sarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island plein air painters of today have taken
to the great outdoors on Wednesday mornings for the past
15 years or so.
"It's been a long time," said Barbara Singer of the
duration of the guild subgroup. "The guild's been around
more than 20 years."
The guild formed in 1989 "to promote and support
creative processes by bringing together all artists -
visual and performing and writers to share experi-
ences, expertise and work together to promote the artistic
community," according to its website.
And the guild's plein air painters echo that philoso-
phy at their gatherings, one of which took place Aug. 8

From back to front, Holmes Beach artists Peggy Potter
with chalk and Barbara Singer with watercolors, join
Bradenton artist and plein air coordinator Sara Courte
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"It's fun to get together, share ideas," said Sara
Courte, the group's coordinator. "It's always nicer to
"We go different places. But it's usually on the Island.
But we'll go off island, also," she said.
Sometimes the group meets in Cortez and at Robin-
son Preserve in northwest Bradenton, but mostly it goes
to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach or Anna Maria's
Bayfront Park.
Courte says she sends out an email to designate the
week's location, adding that the group meets "all year
People typically wander in, usually around 9 a.m.,
consider their surroundings, set up easels and sit at picnic
tables or chairs as they wish.
Out come the chalk, the paint, the brushes and the
pencils. Many of them come to sketch and be inspired.
Connie Sheda of Cortez explains her painting is
really just a sketch.
Longboat Key artist David Gaw demonstrates how
his pencils, with a little water, turn into paintbrushes.
Singer and Peggy Potter sit across from each other
and, while Singer paints with watercolors, Potter adds
colors to her chalk drawing.
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Bay and the Anna Maria City Pier.
Wendall Graham of Tidy Island and Courte discuss
the rare day without bright sunshine. Graham chats about
her impression of the Anna Maria City Pier.
And like so many of the plein air painters of days
gone by, the guild members each paint a world of beauty
in the diffused morning light.
"We always like to have new people to come," Courte
adds. "It's very informal."
For more information about the plein air painters,
call the guild at 941-778-6694 or go online at www.ami-

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Voices of Cortez to be documented, entered into history

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis-
tration was turning its attention to the village of Cortez
Aug. 13-14 as part of an oral history project to record the
memories of long-time residents.
The purpose of the Cortez Village Voices from the
Fisheries Project is to record the living history of Cortez
residents and to train Manatee High School students to
interview, record, process and archive the information
they receive.
NOAA chose Cortez for its maritime history and
because the village sustains a lifestyle established by
early Cortez settlers. Cortez's commitment to preserve
its lifestyle is at the heart of a project designed to preserve
The recordings were to take place at the Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
"It's able to take place through a NOAA grant," said
museum director Karen Riley-Love. "The idea behind the
program is to teach high school students how to conduct
oral histories and Cortez was chosen for this project."
Riley-Love said students plan to conduct interviews
with Cortez residents.

"The students won't be from Cortez, so that's the best
part because they will learn about Cortez," she said. "I'm
sure most of them didn't even know Cortez existed."
Riley-Love said this isn't the first project of its kind
in Cortez.
"There was a similar program done about 10 years
ago doing oral histories of Cortez residents," she said.
"Most of them have passed away, so because of this pro-
gram, we have preserved those oral histories. It helps
keep the village alive."
The interviews conducted by the students will be
taped, transcribed and placed on the NOAA website for
public access. Riley-Love said a project like this one can
help community members remember what is important.
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dents to focus on their core values, which is preserving
the waterfront," said Riley-Love. "Maybe it will help
remind us that we have common ground and can appreci-
ate each other as neighbors."

Karen Riley-Love is director of the Florida Maritime
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HB commission to again discuss short-term rentals

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Discussion on the hot-topic of short-term rentals in
Holmes Beach was to continue at a slightly postponed
Aug. 14 meeting of the city commission.
The commission meeting was delayed a half hour
from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to accommodate voters heading
to vote in general election primary at the polls Aug. 14,
which was to end at 7 p.m. that day.
The meeting was to take place in chambers at 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, after The Islander went to
press this week.
Commissioner Jean Peelen planned to present a
written report during the meeting "on all aspects of the
Holmes Beach crisis" that she said will make "strong
recommendations for change."
Since March, the commission has been reviewing
focus group recommendations aimed at addressing prob-
lems, such as garbage, parking and noise, due to new
construction and short-term rentals in the city.
Aimed at curtailing future large houses, the com-
mission voted in June to adopt floor-area ratios in the
Residential-2 zone. FARs would limit the square footage
of homes in relation to the size of the lots.
Commissioners John Monetti and Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens have consistently opposed FAR.
At recent meetings, Commissioner Pat Morton, who
initially favored a discussion on FAR, indicated he's look-
ing at other solutions.
As commissioners began looking at a draft ordinance
July 24 to include the various focus group-recommended
changes, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger passed along city
planner Bill Brisson's advice that the commission must
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pool in any front yard or facing a street.
Other issues recently targeted by code enforcement
officer David Forbes and the commission include a crack-
down on rental agents and owners who advertise what
the city alleges are illegal ground-floor game rooms and
short-term rentals in R-2 for less than the allowed seven
Forbes expects letters to go out shortly to owners
and rental agents warning against construction of living
areas on the ground level and alerting them to partition
He also plans to send notices of violations to owners
and rental agents who have been renting properties for
the less than permitted seven days. Commissioner Peelen
has identified 20 properties that she alleges have been
skirting the minimum-stay rule.
In addition to a discussion of rental regulations, com-
missioners were to hear work session requests from Eric
Craig relating to the installation of boat lift canopies, and
from Peelen, information regarding thlu,'>-.' needs in
city chambers.
Additional items on the meeting agenda included:
A public hearing and final reading of the ordinance
raising the city's business tax receipts and administrative
processing fees.
A $66,640 low-bid contract with Gator Grading &
Paving LLC for the 2012 resurfacing project.
A request from Bob Shaffer of the building depart-
ment and Luigi Libischino of New Jersey, partners in
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By Rick Catlin
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Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby told commission-
ers at their Aug. 9 meeting that the city is not getting
enough help from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
when dealing with noise and nuisance complaints.
The mayor said he intends to talk with Sheriff Brad
Steube about the situation.
SSelby, Commissioner SueLynn, city
staff and some real estate agents and
property managers have spent recent
months compiling a list of more than
500 vacation rentals in the city, along
with the owner and property manager
Selby names.
The list was compiled, in part, so
that when an MCSO deputy gets a call about a noise or
nuisance disturbance at a particular address, the deputy
can consult the list and contact the agent or owner to
come deal with the rowdy tenants, the mayor said.
But, he added, that's not happening.
Deputies are "not calling the property manager and
we are going to deal with that," he said.
Selby was responding to a question from resident and
businessman Mike Coleman, a principal in Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC, which operates a number of vacation
rentals. Coleman asked why he or his duty manager has
not been called for a disturbance.
Commissioners already have established the policy
of MCSO deputies notifying the agent and/or owner in
such cases. And, Selby said, Sgt. Dave Turner, head of
the MCSO-Anna Maria substation has been informed of
the city policy.
The mayor reiterated that he plans to meet with the
sheriff as soon as possible to discuss the issue.
Code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon said she's
tracked the origin of the nuisance complaints for seven
months. She's found 56 complaints in that time, mostly
from vacation properties not registered with any rental
Coleman said Rathvon's findings indicate the city "is
making progress" in handling noise and nuisance com-
Maybe, said Commissioner Dale Woodland, but con-
tinued action is necessary.
"I'm not trying to blame the police, but they are sup-
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she said.
But there still are issues with overcrowding at vaca-
tion rental units, said Commission Chair Chuck Webb.
He said the city can't control the number of bed-
rooms at a vacation rental, but it can require one parking
space for every bedroom.
"This is a good way to get control of the rental
issue, by requiring one (parking) space per bedroom,"
he said.
Other commissioners agreed, and Dye said he would
begin working on an ordinance requiring designated park-
ing spaces for residential properties.
Webb said he's been told by various rental agents
there are about 700 vacation rentals in Anna Maria.
Some rentals are not licensed with the Manatee
County Property Appraiser, SueLynn said.
She also said she's viewed online advertisements for a
vacation rental that openly market a ground-level bedroom
or activity room. She wondered if that is a violation of Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency regulations.
FEMA requires all new houses built in the city to
have elevated living space, and the agency limits the
ground-floor use to parking, storage and access.
Rathvon produced a list of 50 properties that she's
inspected from the road that appear to use the ground
floor for pool table, a side room or other uses. Most of
these properties are not on the list of properties man-
aged by agents and many nuisance complaints originate
at these locations, she noted.
\lIst agents are working real hard with us, but I
have found a few vacation property owners that don't
have a valid state or county license," Rathvon said.
She's also uncovered a few properties claiming
homestead exemption that are rentals, which violates
homestead laws.
Rathvon plans to report any illegal activities to
appropriate authorities, she said.
But the situation is not as bleak as it once was, Rath-
von emphasized.
"We are getting a handle on the problem. It's going
to take some time, but we're getting there," she said.
Rathvon, who works for the city two days a week, is
doing background work on her own time.
City attorney Jim Dye said Rathvon and the city
should now start to write citations.
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Mike Connolly, will be ready in a few weeks and the city
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Privateers respond to

suit over Santa's sleigh
The Anna Maria Island Privateers is defending its
ownership of Santa's sleigh against a lawsuit filed last
month in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.
In the Privateers' Aug. 6 response, the nonprofit's
attorney, Amy K. Kenyon of Sarasota denies the allega-
tions made by Rick Maddox, seeking possession of the
trailer, valued at $4,500, among other claims.
The Privateers' are requesting a jury trial and have
made counterclaims for attorney's fees and other relief.
Maddox is a former Privateer, longtime resident of
Cortez and former Holmes Beach chief of police.
The Privateers are a nonprofit with a mission to
develop, promote and support activities for the commu-
nity, including an annual scholarship program for local
Maddox alleges the trailer was stolen from him, and
he is seeking its return. He claims he modified it for use
as a float in parades, festivals and other events, and that
he lent the trailer on a temporary basis, and allowed the
Privateers to store it for a short time. He now claims the
group failed to return his property.
In its response, AMIP denies Maddox's allegations
and claim ownership of the trailer. They claim it was
donated to the crew more than 20 years ago, citing as
evidence the sleigh's registration with the Florida Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles.
AMIP contends that Maddox's claim is barred by a
five-year statute of limitations, and that there is no crimi-
nal intent to support Maddox's claims.
AMIP filed a counterclaim for false statements that
damage the Privateers' reputation and an injunction to
keep Maddox from attending Privateer events.
The counterclaim also contends if the court finds that
Maddox is the owner of the sleigh, it should also find
the "Privateers have conferred a benefit upon Richard
Maddox by storing the sleigh and investing large sums
of monies to maintain the sleigh for the various events,"
and order reimbursement.
Maddox was a member of the Privateers for about six
years, and wife Annette Maddox's current membership
is reportedly under suspension.
According to Annette Maddox, she received a sus-
pension letter in April that alleged a conflict of interest
with the organization due to threatened litigation by her
husband. In an April 19 response to the suspension letter,
she disputes the authority of Privateers' suspension.
AMIP is seeking funds to support its defense, as well
as for repairs to the Skullywag, the group's boat/float, as
well as its annual scholarships.
The matter is assigned to County Civil Division
Judge Mark Singer.

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By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
No need to stand in lines. No need to fight the back-
to-school shoppers. No need to drive to Bradenton to
It's the one and only chance to cross it all off your
list without enduring the hassle of shopping from store
to store for school needs.
The Parent Teacher Organization of Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School determined the supplies needed for the
school's various grades, purchased them and will offer
grade-appropriate packages for sale Aug. 16 at the back-
to-school open house.
Notebooks, folders, paper and other grade-specific
items will be available to take home 4:30-5:30 p.m. at
the kindergarten through second-grade open house, and
the 5:30-6:30 p.m. third- through fifth-grade event.
Prices of the packets are $15-$40.
The PTO also will help welcome kindergarten stu-
dents and their families, as well as families new to the

Monday, Aug. 20
Breakfast French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Breaded Chicken Patty,
Sandwich, Sliced Pears, Fresh Veggie Dipper, Steamed Broccoli,
Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Breakfast Breakfast Burrito or Biscuit and Gravy.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun, Mini Corn Dogs, Apple-
sauce, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Beans, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Breakfast Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and Toast.
Lunch: Breaded Beef Tenders, Turkey Gravy, Roll, Mashed Pota-
toes, Fruit Cocktail, Mini Romaine Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Thursday, Aug. 23
Breakfast Chicken Patty Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Teriyaki Chicken, Confetti Rice, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Green Beans, Veggie Dipper, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Friday, Aug. 24
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes.
Lunch: Pizza Choice, McManatee Riblet Sandwich, Sliced
Peaches, Corn on Cob, Carrots and Celery with Dip, Fresh Fruit.
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A new message on the Anna Maria Elementary mar-
quis announces the Aug. 16 Open House and Parent
Teacher Organization Supply Sale at the school.

district, on Aug. 20, the first day of school.
A volunteer reception and fall festival also are being
planned by the PTO, but no dates were not yet set.
At the reception, there will be sign-up sheets offering
opportunities for parent and family involvement.
PTO officers have announced the annual fundraiser,
the Spring Fling, will be held Feb. 23.

Nicole Coleman, foreground, of the AME Parent
Teacher Organization, works with AME principal
David Marshall and PTO officers Sue Carroll and Amy
Talucci to organize school supply packets for the Aug.
16 open house.

Anna Maria
Elementary School
teacher Jacque
Goens prepares for
an Aug. 16 open
house at the school,
4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
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Lights on Gulf Drive still an obstacle for hatchlings

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Against the odds, a loggerhead nest hatched Aug. 5
at the south end of the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Moni-
toring volunteers weren't sure if the sea turtle nest sur-
vived Tropical Storm Debby's fury at the end of June.
Storm surge sent Gulf of Mexico waters over the
nest, taking out location markers put there by volunteers,
which made it impossible to relocate the nest.
That is until about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 5, when logger-
head hatchlings broke the surface of the sand. Instead
of heading toward the water, however, they scrambled
toward Gulf Drive.
AMITW blames ongoing lighting issues on Gulf
Drive as the reason for the disorientation.
Sea turtles are guided by their instincts toward the
natural sparkle on the Gulf waters after nesting and on
hatching from the nest, but manmade lights pose a dis-
According to AMITW section coordinator Lee
Zerkel, excavation of the nest revealed 83 hatched eggs.
One dead hatchling was found in the nest and eight were
rescued from a stormwater drain near the restaurant on
Gulf Drive.
"We don't know what happened to the rest of them,"
said Zerkel. "There was a woman walking the beach that
night, who reported the nest had hatched and all the tur-
tles were heading the wrong way."
The good news is that no other dead hatchlings were
found and, as can happen during a disorientation event,
no turtles were found smashed on the road.
Staff at the BeachHouse rescued seven hatchlings
from the drain following the disorientation and AMITW
volunteers later found the eighth in the same drain.
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox blamed street
and business lighting on Gulf Drive as the primary culprit
for disorientations such as the one that occurred Aug. 5.
"It's mostly the streetlights that are the problem, and
Florida Power & Light should do something about it,"
said Fox.
Fox also blamed Oma's Pizza, across from the
BeachHouse Restaurant, for not doing enough to curb
its nighttime lighting. She said the BeachHouse does a

Sea turtle
nesting by
the numbers
As of Aug. 10, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting:
Documented turtle nests: 349
Number of false crawls: 336
Hatched nests: 15
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 840

good job staying in compliance during nesting season.
"But they did want us to take the stakes down after
the tropical storm, insisting that the nest was destroyed,"
said Fox, who refused to do so.
The nest was located just west of the site of a pro-
posed dune and parking lot. Bradenton Beach commis-
sioners entered into an agreement with the restaurant to
move forward with that project in May.
The parking lot project is being challenged in the
12th Judicial Circuit Court by three Bradenton Beach
residents, who claim the project violates the city's com-
prehensive plan.
Fox objects to the project, and previously informed
commissioners the development site is in turtle nesting
City attorney Ricinda Perry countered Fox's claims,
saying there is no evidence turtles had been nesting in the
area and claims the beach is too hard for nesting in that
Just days after a contentious city commission meet-
ing, a turtle crawled into the development area, dug a nest
and laid her eggs.
Zerkel said it wasn't the only one.
"A nest hatched a week before this one on the north
side of the BeachHouse," she said. "The nest was missed
by our walkers because she had crawled all the way on
top of that 5-foot dune to lay her eggs."
Zerkel said that nest suffered mass casualties from
"This section of Gulf Drive is a problem area on the
island with lighting causing disorientation," said Fox.
"The woman who saw the nest hatch told us she tried to
guide the hatchlings to the sea, but it didn't matter. You
can put a turtle in the water, but it will crawl right back
out if it sees that kind of light."

Anna Maria
Island Turtle
Watch & li. -
bird Monitoring
executive direc-
tor Suzi Fox,
left, and section
coordinator Lee
Zerkel remove
stakes marking a
loggerhead nest
at the Beach-
House Restau-
rant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bra-
denton Beach.
The sea turtles
hatched Aug. 5.
Islander Photo:
Mark Young

AMITW is hopeful that the BeachHouse hatchlings
either found their way to the Gulf or perhaps even made it
all the way across the road and down the street to Sarasota
Bay if that's the direction they headed.
"But I'm not holding my breath," said Fox. "We have
about 50 hatchlings that are unaccounted for, and I'm not
holding out a lot of hope for them."
Fox said the good news is that no one should say never
when it comes to a nest that is presumed destroyed.
"We still have 60 other nests that are presumed lost
that we hope to see hatch," she said. "And the nests we
relocated to Coquina Beach after the storm are beginning
to hatch, so it's still a great year for nesting."
And nesting continues, Fox said, although the number
of females coming ashore to lay eggs is dwindling, as
hatching begins in earnest.
Fox said there is no excuse for not complying with
lighting regulations during nesting season.
She said AMITW is considering posting signs at
businesses and homes to indicate they are not in compli-
ance of regulations.
"The solution to end disorientation events is simple,"
said Fox. I \ i) ,n just needs to do what they are sup-
posed to do. FP&L needs to take care of these streetlights,
and local businesses need to come into compliance."
Solutions include shielding street lamps and business
lighting visible from the beach, motion sensors for secu-
rity lighting and changing light bulbs to turtle-friendly
colored bulbs.
The disorientation events on Gulf Drive have been
documented and submitted to the city of Bradenton Beach
Fox is hopeful that code enforcement officers will
get involved and cite business owners who fail to comply
with lighting regulations.

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Seaweed pickup was special circumstance

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Thanks to some quick work by Manatee County envi-
ronmental systems manager Charlie Hunsicker, the sea-
weed that washed ashore on Anna Maria Island from the
Gulf of Mexico two weeks ago was removed by county
parks and recreation crews.
Hunsicker said he contacted the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and explained the need for
quick permitting to remove the seaweed before the smell
drove people off the beaches.
The stench was "pretty bad," Hunsicker said.
"This was an extraordinary event that rarely hap-
pens," he said, even after a storm.
There always is a lot of seaweed in the Gulf of
Mexico and winds, tides and currents came together in
Tropical Storm Debby to push massive amounts of the
smelly, sticky stuff onto island beaches, he said.
The same thing happens along Florida's Atlantic
Coast, Hunsicker added.
Hunsicker obtained the required DEP permits and
enlisted the aid of the Manatee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department, which maintains county beaches. The
department agreed to use its beach rake on the shore-
However, island residents can't expect Manatee
County to react every time there is a massive accumula-
tion of seaweed.
While the parks and recreation department removes
seaweed and debris from county beaches such as Coquina
Beach, the Manatee Public Beach and the beach along
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, other beaches are cleaned
by municipalities or waterfront homeowners and condo-

Community notices, events
Attention community islanders: The Islander wel-
comes notices of your club and organization events,
happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and
encourages you to submit photographs.
Wedding and engagement announcements are
welcome, as are photos and announcements for mile-
stones in the lives of islanders. Graduation photos are
Send news and photos with detailed captions to
news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.

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Hunsicker said many Gulffront homeowners and
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"They were a big help. You have to really thank them
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Pearman elected Anna Maria P&Z vice chair

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board at its Aug.
7 meeting elected Carl Pearman as vice chair of the
board. The vacancy was created when Tom Turner was
elected chair at the board's July meeting.
Members discussed a possible tree ordinance for
Anna Maria and examined the Sarasota County and
Bradenton Beach tree ordinances.
After reviewing the Sarasota County tree ordinance,
Turner said it didn't apply to Anna Maria because of the
difference in size between the city and the county.
The Sarasota County ordinance goes through great
lengths to define a tree, the permitting criteria and pro-
cedures for a tree permit, in addition to penalties and a
point system for planting certain native vegetation.
Turner suggested members review the Bradenton
Beach tree ordinance and determine if anm) ll ing in the

ordinance is applicable to Anna Maria.
He said Anna Maria does not need another tree or
landscaping ordinance because the city already has an
ordinance requiring native vegetation at new construction
Member Nancy Yetter has asked the board to have the
commission inform nearby residents when it plans to cut
down or demolish vegetation on city property or rights of
way, as occurred at the beach end of Park Avenue several
months ago.
Yetter, however, was absent from the Aug. 7 meeting
and the issue was not discussed.
In other business, board members agreed that the
unity of title declaration should be applied in Anna
It's a provision the commission has adopted, but not
Turner said a good example are the adjacent parcels

owned by Pine Avenue Restoration LLC at various loca-
tions along Pine Avenue. The unity of title places adjacent
properties under one name and the owner agrees to restrict
further development at that location. Any sale would
involve the entire property, not just one adjacent lot.
Mike Coleman of PAR agreed to put the unity of title
in place for the applicable developments he oversees.

Community notices, events
Attention community organization representa-
tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club
and organization events, happenings and projects on
Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit
Send press releases and photos with detailed cap-
tions to news@islander.org. Remember to include
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Anna Maria preservation committee steps up meeting plans

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Historic Preservation Committee
has gone into overdrive and is now meeting alternate
weeks in an effort to quickly propose a preservation ordi-
nance for planning and zoning board and city commission
Committee chair Sissy Quinn said meeting alternate
weeks is needed to speed up the process, particularly
because the commission approved an administrative
moratorium in July on demolishing ground-level homes
built before 1968, which put a number of projects on
City planner Alan Garrett told committee members at
lk. i i \ Un. 7 meeting that he spoke with Florida Historical
Resources division representatives in Tallahassee and was
advised to study the preservation ordinance for Boynton

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Maria Historical
Preservation Com-
mittee charged by
the commission with
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to designate historic t
homes and chaired
by Sissy Quinn, left, 1'
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Beach, on Florida's east coast, as a model.
Garrett said he would provide a copy of the Boynton
Beach ordinance to committee members before the Aug.
21 meeting.
"I think we can go a long way in a short time by
studying this ordinance and applying portions applicable
to Anna Maria," he said.
Once the city adopts a preservation ordinance, it
then applies to the Florida Certified Local Government
program. If Anna Maria is accepted into the program,
homes designated as historic have a number of options
for exemption from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency construction rules.
By identifying historical resources, proposed devel-
opment projects will be reviewed for consistency with
preservation goals and strategies of the ordinance, Garrett

Quinn and Commissioner SueLynn first raised the
issue of a preservation ordinance to protect some of the
city's older, ground-floor homes from being demolished
to make way for larger homes and vacation rentals.
When a ground-floor home is designated as historic
by the city, it can no longer be indiscriminately demol-
ished, Garrett said.
Quinn said she's anxiously awaiting her copy of the
Boynton Beach ordinance.
"We want to move quickly on this," she said.
The committee's next meeting is 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21,
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Waterfront posts advances to division soccer final

By Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Waterfront Restaurant defeated Air & Energy 7-3 in
Anna Maria Island Community Center summer soccer
league playoff action Aug. 10.
Air & Energy earned a 2-1 lead in the first half on
goals from Nicole Sewall and James Richards, but Robbie
Fellowes toe-poked one past the A&E goalie to tie the
score at 2-2 in the opening minutes of the second half.
Morgan Bums then scored twice in the next few minutes
to break open the game on the way to an easy 7-3 vic-
Burns finished with three goals to lead Waterfront,
which also received two goals apiece from brothers
Robbie and Ryan Fellowes.
Air & Energy received a goal each from Stephen
Whyte, Richards and Sewall in the loss.
Waterfront Restaurant earlier edged Eat Here 2-1 in
Aug. 6 11-13 division action. Ryan Fellowes and Olivia
Glavan scored one goal each to lead Waterfront in the
victory. Dylan Joseph scored the lone goal for Eat Here
in the loss.
LaPensee Plumbing won a pair of games Aug. 10
and one game Aug. 8 to ascend to the top in the 8-10
division standings. The plumbers drowned out Beach
Bistro 12-2 in the first game behind four goals each from
Tyler Brewer and Giana Sparks. Ashton Pennel and Sean
O'Reilly added two goals each for LaPensee in the vic-
tory. Thomas Fellowes and Andrew Burgess each scored
one goal for Bistro in the loss.
LaPensee followed its first win on the day with a 10-3
victory over Beach Bums behind five goals from Tyler
Brewer and two goals from O'Reilly. Pennel, Sparks
and Chris Snyder each added a goal in the victory. Ryan
Joseph scored two goals and Ozzie Lonzo added one goal
to lead Beach Bums in the loss.
LaPensee defeated Beach Bums Aug. 8 with the
score 8-3. Brewer scored four goals and Pennel added
two goals to lead LaPensee, which also received a goal
each from O'Reilly and Chris Snyder in the win. Lonzo,
DidierAvila andAndres Rincon scored a goal each in the
Beach Bistro edged Gettel Toyota 4-2 in 8-10 divi-
sion action Aug. 6. Julius Peteriet led the way with three
goals while Lila Naeher added one goal in the victory.
Ava Zink and David Daigle scored one goal apiece to
lead Gettel Toyota, which received outstanding play in
the goal from Tuna McCracken in the loss.

Island youth wins tennis tourney
Anna Maria Island resident Jermiah Victor traveled
Aug. 4 to Cassleberry, Fla., for the Red Bug Back to
School Tournament.
Victor won all three of his matches with scores of
4-0, 4-0 to earn the first-place trophy for age 10 and under
boys. He is a home-schooler who trains at Anna Maria
Island Community Center with 2011 Sarasota Open
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The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center NFL Coed Flag Football League wrapped
up plan and the first-round playoff matchups, which get
started Aug. 15, are set in stone.
Top seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins will take on
winless Slim's Place Titans, while second-place Duffy's
Tavern Raiders will play Beach to Bay Construction
Saints in its first-round playoff game. Tyler's Ice Cream
Vikings will battle Jessie's Island Store Jets, while Miller
Electric Chargers plays Sato Real Estate Browns in other
first-round playoffs.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins retained the top seed,
but did finally lose a game, dropping a 21-20 decision to
Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings during Aug. 9 action.
Jonathan Moss had a huge game for the Vikings,
completing one pass for a 20-yard touchdown, while also
adding eight catches for 92 yards on offense and chip-
ping in with a quarterback sack and a safety on defense.

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soccer action
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Quarterback Ryan Moss added 137 passing yards and a
pair of touchdowns in the Vikings victory.
The Dolphins were led by Pat Calvary with two
catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns on offense,
while also contributing on defense with six flag pulls.
Jesse Brisson also had a big defensive game, garnering
four pulls and three quarterback sacks in the loss.
In other action, Miller Electric Chargers throttled
Sato Real Estate Browns 39-19 behind 269 yards and
five touchdown passes from quarterback Chuck Buky.
Eric Gledhill was his favorite target, catching six passes
for 115 yards and four touchdowns. Matt Ray's six flag
pulls and two quarterback sacks from Hilary Gledhill
keyed a strong defensive effort for the Chargers.
Jason Sato threw for 209 yards and three touch-
down passes to lead the Browns, which also received
six catches for 113 yards and a touchdown reception from
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Macks make good showing, keep anglers busy

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Spanish mackerel made a good showing around the
waters of Anna Maria Island this past week. Whether
fishing from the boat, beaches or piers, Spanish mackerel
are being caught on both live baits and artificial. For live
bait fishers, try using live shiners or live threadfin her-
ring to get in on the bite. You can even catch these high
activity fish occasionally on live shrimp. For artificial,
use Clark spoons, Gotcha plugs or small white jigs.
Spanish mackerel can be caught along all of Flori-
da's coastlines. They average in size from 1 to 3 pounds,
although it's not unheard of to catch fish in the 5- to
7-pound range. The Florida record for Spanish mackerel
is 12 pounds.
The food value of Spanish mackerel ultimately
depends on the diner's preference. If you like rich, dark
fillets, try broiling or frying. Another method is to cut the
head and tail off, dress the fish, wrap it in foil with Ital-
ian dressing and grill it. If you choose to fillet the fish,
remember to cut out the bloodline. Once this is done,
you'll have nice strips of white meat to cook.
Macks provide excellent action on light spinning out-
fits. I like to use a Stradic 2500 spooled with 8-pound
braid paired up with a 7-foot medium-light action spin-
ning rod. For terminal tackle, try using at least 30-pound
fluorocarbon for leader. You could use some wire, but
most mackerel will see it and not hit your bait.
If you're using live bait, definitely use a long shank
hook. You can start out with a size 2. When the fish are
feeding heavily, you can increase the hook size, which
will aid in fewer cut-offs. I'll go all the way up to a 2/0
extra long shank hook if I can get away with it.
If you're using artificial, try using either something
with some flash or something white. Sea Striker's Gotcha
plugs are a popular choice, as well as Clark spoons and
Johnson Sprites. Small white crappie jigs are another
favorite among pier fishers when the mack's preferred
baitfish are very small.
The Florida limit for Spanish mackerels is a mini-
mum length of 12 inches to the fork of the tail. The daily
possession or bag limit is 15 per day. When harvesting
mackerel, make sure to lh6i, ug1hlu ice them down imme-
diately after being caught. Also, try to only keep enough
to eat for a couple of days. Spanish mackerel becomes
strong tasting after a few days in the fridge and doesn't
freeze well.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish
mackerel is the targeted species of the week. Pier fishers
using artificial such as Clark Spoons, white crappies jigs
or small Gotcha plugs are catching mackerel in the 15- to
20-inch range. Most of the macks are being caught in the
early morning.
Once the macks have stopped biting, those in the
know are switching over to snapper fishing. Mangrove
snapper have taken up residence under the pier, feed-
ing on small shiners and shrimp. Try l i..ini. with some
20-pound fluorocarbon leader, a split shot and a No. 2
live-bait hook to entice these tasty little fish to bite. Live
shiners or live shrimp are the baits of choice.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing Span-
ish mackerel passing by the boards on the early morn-
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alternative. When using live shiners or shrimp for bait,
try casting under the pier.
Malfese says keeper-size mangrove snapper are
occurring more frequently than last week. While targeting
snapper, expect to also catch flounder and black drum.
Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says inshore
fishing is resulting in a variety of species. By fishing
nearshore structure, inshore fishers are catching keeper-
size gag grouper and mangrove snapper. Live shiners or
pinfish are getting the bite.
Moving onto the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound,
fishers are getting consistent action on spotted seatrout.
Most are small, Oldham says, but keeper-size fish are
being caught by the patient angler. He suggests using soft
plastics on a jig head to catch the yellow-mouthed fish.
Reports of redfish are coming into the tackle shop
daily. Oldham says the bite is occurring on the grass flats
adjacent to mangroves and under docks. Live shiners or
live shrimp will get you connected.
Finally, Oldham says action is picking up at the
piers. Fishers willing to be out at sunrise are catching
near limits of Spanish mackerel. Oldham suggests using
Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or white crappie jigs.
For the night owls at the pier, there's good action
on small sharks. Blacktip, bull and lemon sharks are the
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is seeing
nothing but redfish. When asked what is happening on
his charters, Gross replied, "redfish, redfish, redfish."
Gross is using live shiners either free-lined or under
a popping cork to catch reds. He is looking along
mangrove shorelines on the high tides to locate schools
of the copper-colored fish. Average size of the reds this
past week was 22-26 inches.
After Gross' clients have their fill of reeling up
redfish, they are switching to catch-and-release snook.
Again, Gross is free-lining a popping cork with live shin-
ers to get the bite. Fish up to 30 inches was the norm.
On deeper grass flats, Gross is catching decent num-
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Capt. Mark Howard of Sumotime fishing charters
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ted seatrout, and redfish this past week.
"On a recent charter, the Roger's family on vacation
from England had an excellent day on the water with a
25 inch spotted seatrout being the notable fish landed,"
Howard said.
Bait has been easy on the flats with the early June
hatch finally growing to the 2-3-inch range. Howard
warns not to crowd the live well, which can stress the
shiners due to the high water temperatures on the flats.
Looking forward, the tides next week will provide
for some excellent fish catching opportunities. Howard
suggests looking for high tides in the morning and a fast
falling tide in the afternoon for fishing success.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing inshore, targeting red-
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sld Biz

By Rick Catlin

Chamber biz expo
debuts next week
After more than six months of planning, the inau-
gural Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Small
Business Development Expo is on next week's calen-
dar. The event will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21,
at CrossePointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The expo includes speakers Barry Grooms on using
free and inexpensive technologies for a business, Michael
Kenney on start-up funding and how to develop a busi-
ness and Michael Magidson on building an effective busi-
ness operation.
Vendor booths also will be set up.
The expo is open to the public and advance reserva-
tions are requested. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30
at the door.
Corporate sponsors for the event include LaPensee
Plumbing and Pools and RE/MAX Alliance Group, while
the food sponsor is the Feast restaurant. The media spon-
sor is The Islander newspaper.
Along with food and beverages, door prizes will be
Deb Wing of the chamber said a few vendor booths
are still available, and vendors do not have to be chamber
members to host a venue.
To make a reservation or for more information, call
941-778-1541 or email info@amichamber.org.



Village prepares for new stores, new season

A great deal of work is taking place this summer at
the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue,
and plans are in place for the village to have several new
tenants by the fall-winter season.
Business manager Mike Eiffert says not to expect
just retail shops and boutiques.
Adjacent to the Sears cottage at 503 Pine Ave., Eiffert
said a new structure is under way Picklefish which
will house a bakery.
"We hope to have ( \ i l i iln ready for the bakery in
Picklefish by early September, so they will be ready for
the coming season," Eiffert said.

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will be available.
Reservations are required by Aug. 15, and the event
will be held rain or shine, a press release said.
Sponsors include the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton,
Suncoast Gems, Air & Energy and Shinn & Company.
For more information, go online to MYPonline.

Islander named to
Leadership Manatee
Islander advertising executive Toni Lyon was recently

selected by Leadership Manatee as a member of its 2012-

MVIYP heads to BeachHouse 13 class.
Leadership Manatee is a program of
The seventh annual Manatee Young Professionals, a the Manatee Chamber of Commerce in
roup sponsored by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, partnership with the Kiwanis Club of
vill hold a beach bash 12-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the < Bradenton and is designed to showcase
leachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton the leadership skills needed to make a
leach. difference in the community.
The bash includes a lunch buffet, games for all ages Lyon Program sponsors included C1 Bank,
nd skill levels, prizes, live music and a family-friendly Sun Hydraulics and Tropicana Products.

Cost of the event is $13 for MYP members and
family, and $18 for non-members. Kids ages 10 and under
will be admitted at no charge.
Music will be provided by Dean Johanesen of the
band Human Condition and refreshments and a cash bar

Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or
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How about a new product, service, anniversary, new hire,
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"A lot of people have expressed an interest in fresh-
baked pastries, pies, cakes and other goodies, so I think
this will fit in perfectly with the small-town atmosphere
of Pine Avenue," Eiffert added.
Village owners Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher
thought a bakery would be a good fit for Pine Avenue
since they first conceived the historic village in 2010.
The Sears cottage, fronting Pine Avenue adjacent to
the Village Cafe at Rosedale, is being renovated for a
clothing and accessories store, AMI Outfitters, which will
concentrate on men's and women's recreational clothing,
a blend with the island atmosphere, Eiffert said.
Really Relish, an upcycle boutique, formerly occu-
pied the Sears cottage, but moved a few month's ago to the
former Angler's Lodge, which the Thrashers moved from
across the Lake LaVista inlet to the village development. It
includes residential space on the top floor.
While all these renovations are ongoing, the Village
Cafe was closed for a few days for sprucing up.
To the rear of Picklefish, the Pillsbury House is under-
going renovatations. It is the final ROR historic structure
in the village. It is being renovated to house a physician,
accountant or other professional tenant, Eiffert said.
"We don't have anybody lined up for that building
yet, but we've talked to a few people. Anyone interested
in a nice office should give me a call," he said.

Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
6405 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,876 sfla / 3,390
sfur 3bed/22bath pool home built in 1955 on a 66x100
lot was sold 07/23/12, Kimball to Froeschle for $825,000;
list $888,000.
622 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,611 sfla / 2,680
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1968 on a
95x115 lot was sold 07/20/12, Schmidt to Carlson for
$692,000; list $759,000.
2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 17, Anna Maria Island Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold
07/23/12, Anderson Butts Family Partnership LLP to
Kendrick for $625,000.
303 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcar half duplex/land condo built in 1975
was sold 07/20/12, Stoner to Indelicato for $407,500;
list $419,000.
5806 Gulf Drive, Unit 210 S, Waters Edge, Holmes
Beach, a 1,078 sfla / 1,260 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1975 was sold 07/23/12, Taaca to
Karl for $274,500.
6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 71, Shell Point, Holmes
Beach, a 1,023 sfla / 1,151 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1973 was sold 07/23/12, Finn to Ros-
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New Manatee branding won't change island brand

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Plans to rebrand Manatee County as a tourist destina-
tion and change the name of the convention center from
the Manatee Convention Center to the Bradenton Area
Convention Center will be discussed at the 9 a.m. Aug.
20 meeting of the Manatee County Tourism Development
Council at Holmes Beach City Hall.
But islanders can relax. There
are no plans to change the destina-
tion brand of Anna Maria Island as
old-Florida or "real Florida," as
TDC member David Teitelbaum likes
to say.
Carol Whitmore, who serves
Whitmore as the TDC chairperson, said the
rebranding is for the benefit of Mana-
tee County and the convention center.
"When you look up Manatee County on the Internet,

Place Titans 35-18 to hold the Titans winless on the
season. Larry Berkery paced the Saints with 217 pass-
ing yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for
42 yards and a touchdown. Don Purvis added 42 rushing
yards, six catches for 53 yards including four extra-point
catches and two sacks on defense.
The Titans were led by Tyler Bekkerus' 157 passing
yards and three touchdowns, while Zach Schield chipped
in with four catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.
Schield also topped the Titans' defensive effort with five
flag pulls, while Emily King finished with five pulls and
a quarterback sack in the loss.
Duffy's Tavern Raiders clinched the second seed
with a 27-13 victory over Jessie's Island Store Jets in
the final game of the evening. Quarterback Chris Gillum
paced the Raiders with 282 passing yards and four touch-
down passes. His favorite target was Tyler Redmond,
who grabbed five passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns
and two extra points. Redmond also contributed a pair
of interceptions to the victory.
Robert Mandrine threw for 205 yards and a pair of
touchdown passes, but was hurt by three interceptions.
Ian Fetters caught five passes for 92 yards and a touch-
down in the loss.

Horseshoe news
Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran were the only team to
earn a 3-0 pool-play record and were declared champs
during Aug. 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
hall horseshoe pits.
Not to be outdone, Jerry Disbrow walked his way to
the only 3-0 record in pool play and was champ of the
Aug. 11 horseshoe action.
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-

you didn't find any information on tourism," she said.
The idea of rebranding is to get people who don't
know about Manatee County to find it easier on the Web
and learn about activities in the area.
It also is for visitors who already know about the
island to learn about other attractions and to introduce
trade shows and organizations to Manatee County, Whit-
more said.
The rebranding also will highlight sporting opportu-
nities in the area.
A recent rowing event drew more than 10,000 people
for four days to east Manatee County, and attendees filled
the available motel rooms in the area, Whitmore said.
With a number of soccer fields in east Manatee
County, Whitmore said the area should be a perfect draw
for a major soccer tournament.
"The whole point of rebranding is not to get away
from our island roots, but to show visitors there are other
attractions in our area," she said.
With a first-class hotel, easy Web access and a mar-
keting team targeting convention and sporting events,
rebranding can show the world there is more than a beach
in the area.
"The island is the engine that drives our economic
machine," Whitmore said. "We're just looking at ways to
help people find other attractions here and make it easier
for people to find us."
Newly elected TDC member and Holmes Beach
Commissioner Jean Peelen said her concerns about

deep grass flats using Berkeley Gulp shrimp on ajig head.
By using artificial, he can cover more area and locate
concentrations of fish.
Lastly, Girle suggests looking for diving birds while
cruising the Intracoastal Waterway. Under these birds are
schools of hatch bait, which is attracting migratory spe-
cies, including ladyfish, jack crevalle and Spanish mack-
erel. Not only are these fish easy to spot, but they produce
good action on light tackle spinning outfits.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says Cero and Spanish mack-
erel are dominating the pier bite. Spanish macks up to 20
inches to the fork are being caught daily. The same applies
for the Cero, with fish up to 5 pounds being reported. Both
live bait and artificial are producing catches. For live bait,
try using shiners or threadfin herring. For artificial, a 7/8-
ounce Gotcha plug seems to do the trick.
Next on the menu at the south pier is mangrove snap-
per. Live baits are resulting in snapper in the 16-inch
range, but results are good using fresh-cut pieces of live
baits. While targeting snapper, expect to catch flounder,
grunts and juvenile grouper.
Also, the shark bite is excellent for fishers at the
south pier, according to Medley. Anglers using fresh-cut
mackerel or other chunk baits are catching a variety of
species, including bull, lemon and nurse sharks. The larg-
est catch was a lemon shark estimated at 9 feet.
Send fishing reports to fish @ islander.org.

rebranding were eased after a briefing from Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director
Elliott Falcione.
"I was actually quite relieved in hearing the plans. I
look forward to learning more," Peelen said.
The BACVB plans an unveiling of the new brand
at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at the convention center. The BACVB
will showcase the convention center plans at 9 a.m.
The convention center is at 1 Haben Blvd., Pal-

Doris Boniberger
Doris Boniberger, 76, Bradenton, died Aug. 10.
Born in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., she moved to
Bradenton in 1994 from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Mrs. Boniberger was a member of St. Joseph Catho-
lic Church, Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach Ladies
Auxiliary, VFW 10141 Ladies Auxiliary of Bradenton,
and American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Ladies Aux-
iliary of Bradenton.
Service will be private for the family. Brown & Sons
Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in
charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at
Mrs. Boniberger is survived by husband, Ralph; sons
Steve and wife Christine of Bradenton Beach and Mike
and wife Lisa of Bradenton; and granddaughter Kacie of

Albert Joseph Anderson Jr.
Albert Joseph Anderson Jr., 66, died Aug. 9. He was
born May 16, 1946, in Hollis, N.Y., and followed his
family to Florida after serving in Vietnam.
Mr. Anderson had a love of boating and the water
and spent his life in the boating industry. He was co-
owner ofA&A Marine Service on Anna Maria Island and
later of Osprey Marine Service. He was a master marine
technician for Galati Marine and later Siesta Marine,
from which he retired in 2007.
He helped design and was advisor for the Marine
Service Technology course at Sarasota County Technical
Institute. He also was instrumental in launching Sara-
sota High School's floating classroom, 'The Carefree
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17,
at Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment will
follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Tidewell Hospice or the Sarasota
County Technical Institute Marine Service Program.
Mr. Anderson is survived by wife Donna; son Traye;
granddaughter Carly; sisters Audrey Williams of West-
port, Conn., Lori and husband Preston DeVilbiss and
Linda and husband David Hubbard of Sarasota, Roberta
Burish of Bradenton; brothers Robert and wife Donna
and Donald and wife Angie of Bradenton, FL; 10 nieces
and nephews and five great nieces and nephews.

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SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778 345 Hauling tree trimming
11Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
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Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

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Kitchens Bath Design Service
g Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
* References available 941-720-7519

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Counter tops, vanity tops,
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HENRY LINK DARK wicker bed set, $100, match-
ing end table, $100, matching nightstand, $100.
TWO 26-INCH bikes, male/female, $15 each, the
two for $25. Call 941-778-6766.

FUTON: LIGHT COLOR hardwood, excellent
condition, $45. 941-778-3920.

SOFA, QUEEN SLEEEPER, rattan, green floral,
$100, large cedar chest, $50. 941-778-5647.

$100, 941-756-6728.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com

Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)

new real estate sales associate license seeks
part-time position showing rental units to visi-
tors of our Island paradise. Please, call David,
941-465-0434. Thanks!
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
ers. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
207 Archer Way, Anna Maria. Bronze dolphin
statue, full bed, shells, Danish modern table
set, sofa, easy chair, washer, dryer, refrigerator,
dishwasher, sofa, queen bed, dressing table,
chest, accessories and kitchen. Julie McClure
Sale. www.appraisals4u.biz or www.estatesales.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
18. 306 67th St., Holmes Beach. Sofa, loveseat,
coffee, end and sofa tables, two recliners, dinette,
double bed set, king bed, chests, dresser, lamps,
flat-screen TV, costume jewelry, patio furniture,
kitchenware, linen, china, glass and bric-a-brac.
Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers
given out at 8 a.m.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Closed in August, but
accepting donations 9 -11 a.m. Wednesday.
Store reopens in September, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Sat-
urdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-

LOST: KINDLE. ISLAND Shopping Center, July
25. Holmes Beach. 941-778-2893.

LOST! LADIES DELICATE silver band with small
sapphires and diamonds. Reward. 864-907-

FOUND: DUFFEL BAG with fishing equipment,
Sunday, Aug. 12 at Rod & Reel Motel, call to
identify. 941-778-2780.

health-certified, family raised with love, only to
caring, special homes. $450. 941-807-7182.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 941-778-7978.

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certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage
drying). Personal service for you and your loved
ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for
appointments, 941-778-1202. Holmes Beach.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
LULU! RESCUED AND available for adoption.
Senior Pekinese mix, adorable, cuddly, needs a
good home. She is blind, does well! 941-896-
CUTE, FUN, EASY-going dog: 1.5 years, rescued
boy needs happy home. Mixed breed, 50 Ibs.
Call to meet! 941-896-6701.

2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-
year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
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,

CAREGIVERS WANTED: CNA licensed preferred.
Care for an active paraplegic women. Also need
to help in the housekeeping. Must like little dogs.
Both day and night shifts available. Fingerprinting
and background checks will be required. Please,
call 941-795-1603 or 248-755-3657.
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our
secure server? Check it out at www.islander.

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.

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.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-

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.
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.
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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i":l i Sat.

Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

rN: .:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima.:
Call Dan, 941-713-3108

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, f '
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015

SHandyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joes h LaBrecaue *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free esti-
mate. Registered and insured. Island discount.
TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-

September summer rates. Tampa and St.Pete,
$70, Sarasota, $30, local on-Island, $15 flat rate.
Mike, The Island Guy, 941-730-8803.

ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

condo located on the beach. Exceptional views of
the Gulf, spacious screened porch, large heated pool.
Selling furnished. $475,000.

Gorgeous views with updated kitchen and comfort-
ably furnished. $569,000

views from this
turnkey fur-
nished 3BR/
2.5BA home.
Two porches,
covered parking.

Mike 800-367-1617
Norman' 941-778-6696
rman 3101 GULF DR

Wednesday's classified on Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.

TIM'S LAWN Care: Light hauling, most lawns,
$25. Call 941-807-2537.

Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -

$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-

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classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
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2BR/2BA with a den and Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful
garage priced to sell $269,900. updates. Easy to see.
Call Josh Petitt, Realtor, 231- $317,000. Call Josh Petitt,
330-2083. Realtor, 231-330-2083.

Pretty Gulf views from light,
bright, updated 2BR/2BA
condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $289,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,

Spectacular bayfront
6BR/4BA, boat lift dock,
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-
3415, or Carmen Pedota,
941-284-2598, Realtors.

5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com 941-779-2289

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,

man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.

tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.

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.

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.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and ser-
vice advertising!

ISLAND LIVING: Oversized home on double lot.
Spacious home A-.v 2 m i -"er. c.lses. a bonus
room that cOLu' e ir.": .rge., laundry
room and pan .. :.l-eny of room
for a pool. Wali ,ii i.. .. tl-e :.ea l.bay and
trolley. Offere:l .LI nke;y rtrnisle:1I. $319,000.
1 BLOCK TO BEACH: A 2bed/2bath charming
Florida home designed and built i-' Ruth Richmond
in Holmes BE;-a' Ti D- I I -me offers a 1-car
garage, open n .... lriv-.va,', large deck,
trellis and greenn.us- an.:1 sits on a large tropical
lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool.
Short Sale. $389,000.
"I've sold all my listings, so if you're
thinking about selling, give me a call."

THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 15, 2012 0 31


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 RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, washer and
dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-

AUGUST SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat
slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/
week. 941-538-8622.

pool. September, October and November dis-
counts available. 941-795-3778.www.pericoholi-

Beach. No pets, $750/month. Call Jessica, 941-
778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.

in Holmes Beach. Private patio and parking.
Available March and April 2013. No smoking,
no pets. $1,200/month. Will send photos. 908-

LATE SUMMER SPECIAL: Labor Day weekend,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. One room,
modestly furnished efficiency near tennis courts
and boat dock. Sleeps 2-4, small kitchen, bath-
room, screened porch. $300. Call 352-328-4550
or 941-778-7770.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

FOR SALE BY owner: 1 BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-

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/1 BA,
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 Braden-
ton Beach. Updated, completely furnished,
1 BR/1BA. $37,000. Intracoastal boat docking,
$55/yearly, land fees, $402/month. patriciamur-
phy4@comcast.net. View anytime. NH-603-

Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner,
941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.

$85,000 and up. Furnished. Sharon Hightower,
Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.

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-

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-

FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA, beautiful canal
condo in Runaway Bay provides the peace, quiet
and serenity desired for "Island time." Tastefully
furnished, totally updated. Pool, tennis court,
fishing pier, steps to beach, $289,000. 847-308-

All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair
Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national
origin, or intention to make any such preference, limita-
tion or discrimination Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of
children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
tion, call HUD toll-free at 800-669-9777, for the hearing
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SINGLE-MINDED By Patrick Merrell / Edited by Will Shortz













1 Cover-up
5 machine
10 Crossroads of the
14 Green eyes, e g
19 "Alice in
20 Like a land baron
22 Yields
23 Disappointing
"Who's with me?"
25 Work to maintain a
C average?
27 Certain Ivy Leaguer
28 Bit of a TV
reviewer's review
30 Film credits list
31 Mention that you
know a secret?
36 It's cast and landed
37 Digs
38 Downed subs, e g
39 Mauna
41 Rarely
photographed half
of the moon
46 Thought better of
48 Grunt no more
51 One who's read an
first volume?
53 Give (let off)


page 28.

55 Again
57 Old gold coin
58 Podunk's directory?
61 Think about it
63 It might be
surrounded by a
64 Grandfathers of
III's Abbr
65 Pay one's dues
again, say
66 James of "Las
69 Some French wines
71 Having finished just
one month of a
75 Trendy
78 Star of the most
watched TV
episode ever
79 Formic acid sources
80 Overalls part
83 Wasted no time
84 Abbr before a year
87 What one with a
small nest egg
90 Islander, e g
92 Least refined
95 South American
96 Despot's
98 Milked
101 Sulu's superior
102 It no longer sells
maize or mulberry
103 Throughout, in
104 Gun, as an engine
106 It came between
Kennedy and

107 Composition of
only four different
109 Occasional klutz?
114 Rail supports
119 Actor Jay
120 What's that, in
121 Beginning
magician's arsenal?
123 Go on a brief
youthful binge?
128 Low-cost prefix
129 "The Grapes of
Wrath" figure
130 Test cheats
131 Pisa's river
132 Truck rental name
133 Prying
134 "Little" comics
135 Flaw in logic

1 They're shiny even
after being burned
2 "Could be a problem"
3 Hustle or bustle
4 Beach item
5 Privateer Jean
6 Hamburg grr?
7 Draw over
8 Dumbbell weight
9 Money or Murphy
10 Seat, informally
11 Labor
12 Nancy first
female member of
the British
13 Sign on a sidewalk
food cart

14 Went back and forth
on a decision
15 1944 Nobel
physicist Isidor
16 Suffix with buck
17 Informed of
18 Sounds that may
accompany head
24 Stewpot
26 Jew kosher
29 d'Or (Cannes
31 Decorative flower
32 Have-not
33 High standards
34 Curse
35 Linguist Chomsky
40 Prepare for
sacrifice, in a way
42 Daze
43 "Happens
44 Silas of the
45 Some collectible
Deco drawings
47 Internet hookup
49 Blow a fuse
50 Participle suffix
52 California's
historic Fort
54 Tender spots
56 Seasick sea serpent
of cartoons
59 "___ people
60 Locale for tapping,
toping and tipping
62 Mountain ridge
67 howl"

80 Actress Annette
81 "No argument here"
82 Deal maker
85 Heavy recyclables
86 Prefix with athlete
88 Buckeyes' sch
89 Shaggy animal
91 Cheers on
93 "The Purple People
Eater" singer _

94 Fiddle with a lute,
97 Scruggs's bluegrass
99 Muff
100 One side in court
105 Jaws on a table
108 Bulova competitor
110 Puccini's Floria

111 Runic letter for

112 General Rommel
113 Kind of cavity
114 "Good buddy"
115 Somewhat blue
116 Hymn starter
117 Loudness unit
118 Biol and others
122 Set of answers
124 Eastern sash
125 Danish coins
126 Carrier to Tokyo
127 Outdo

68 "Time is money,"
70 Is without
71 All over
72 Tried
73 Suspends
74 Suspend
75 Fox News
76 Biblical land of
77 Reese of "Touched
by an Angel"