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OCT. 17. 2012 FREE
FDLE releases recommendations in Morris case
By Mark Young
Kelly Osborn said her long journey isn't
over, but she has found some sense of peace
after an Oct. 12 meeting with Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Osborn is the mother of Sheena Morris,
25, found dead in a Bradenton Beach Bridge-
Walk Resort motel room on New Year's Day
The case was initially ruled a suicide, but
Osborn maintained her daughter was killed
and in 2011 hired an independent forensic
expert to review the case.
The hired expert, Dr. Michael Berkland,
said the suicide scene may have been staged
based on his review of the crime scene photos.
That was enough to convince District 12 Med-
ical Examiner Dr. Russell Vega to change his
2009 cause of death ruling from suicide to
Berkland's reputation has since been tar-
nished with the discovery of human organs in
household containers in a Pensacola storage
unit that he rented. Information also surfaced
that Berkland has twice been fired from medi-
cal examiner duties, but Osborn continues to
stand behind him.
She repeatedly has demanded a reopening
of her daughter's case. She received her wish
- in part on Oct. 12, when FDLE, which
convened a "Smart Panel" last month to review
the case, recommended that BBPD follow up
with some areas of the investigation.
Special said he will act on the FDLE rec-
ommendations and "administratively reopen"
the case. He said the case is not being reinvesti-
gated but, rather, in order to address the recom-
Charter could bind Selby to
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's charter review committee is
in a quandary. In fact, the entire structure of
the city's election system might be in a quan-
dary, according to committee chair Howard
And there's no way to fix the problem
until the November 2013 election because
voters must approve any change to the char-
The quandary is that after this year's
newly elected commissioners newcomer
24 Nancy Yetter and incumbent Chuck Webb
-- are sworn into office at the commission's
er, hot fish-
Nov. 15 organizational meeting, the commis-
sion must elect a chair. According to the city
4d Biz charter, the commission chair is the deputy
4 mayor, who automatically becomes mayor in
Page the absence of the mayor.
And because, when Mayor Mike Selby
declined to seek another term and no one filed
to run for the office, the next commission chair
will be the new mayor.
SThe question, according to charter review
committee member Jim Bennington, is: What
happens if no commissioner accepts a nomina-
le tion to be mayor?
S: "We could be stuck without a mayor," he
362 turtle nests, 329
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22 disorientations as
of Oct. 12.
Maybe not, opined Howard Payne, an
attorney and committee chair.
"The way I read the charter, Mayor Selby
could remain as mayor if no one wants to be
commission chair," said Payne.
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby, left, and city
attorney Jim Dye look over charter language
that may require Selby continue as mayor
after the Nov. 6 election, although he chose
not to run. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
City attorney Jim Dye agreed.
In his opinion, the charter makes no provi-
sion for such a situation and, therefore, Selby
would continue as mayor until a new mayor is
either appointed or elected.
"And I don't think the commission can
legally appoint someone as mayor over their
objections," Dye added.
Advisor Tom Aposporos, who chaired the
2002 and 2007 charter review committees, sup-
ported Dye's view.
"The charter says the mayor serves until a
successor is sworn in," Aposporos said.
The majority of commissioners have said
they would decline any nomination as commis-
l.. I ,,I, Morris,
who died in
2009, talks to
S. reporters Oct.
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mendations, "the case has to be reopened."
Osborn, in tears after the meeting, had
\Ny understanding of what the chief has
explained is that FDLE sent their recommenda-
tions and that he is going to follow up on them
with FDLE assigning an agent to assist," said
PLEASE SEE MORRIS, PAGE 3
Commissioners John Quam, Dale Wood-
land, Yetter and Webb have all said they could
not accept being commission chair-mayor
because of the time the mayor puts into the
Bennington said the city might get lucky
PLEASE SEE MAYOR, PAGE 2
By Kathy Prucnell
On the same day general contractor John
Agnelli confronted Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Jean Peelen at a city meeting about state-
ments she'd made in a recent newsletter, he filed
a libel suit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. He
named Peelen as the defendant.
At the Oct. 9 city commission meeting,
attended by more than 50 people, Agnelli also
called for Peelen's resignation or removal from
Peelen admitted her errors and apologized
for her misstatements in the newsletter, which
was distributed through email.
Agnelli criticized Peelen for a "careless
lack of regard for the truth" and a campaign
against him, others and the building department.
He called for her "immediate resignation" or
removal from office.
PLEASE SEE PEELEN, PAGE 5
2 0 OCT 17, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
County to BB: Coquina 'vendor now meets requirements'
By Mark Young
The selling of beer and wine at the Coquina Beach
Park Cafe took another step forward with a letter from
Manatee County Parks and Recreation director Cindy
Turner to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy.
The concession stand reopened in May after months
of renovations, but a request from the cafe's operator,
United Parks Service, to sell beer and wine similar to the
operations at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach
was denied by city commissioners in March.
UPS representatives, Turner and city staff then met
in August to work through the city's concerns with the
sale of alcohol at Coquina Beach, including the need for
additional law enforcement.
Commissioners denied the alcohol request largely
due to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale's con-
cerns of seeing the beach return to an unsavory past.
Since then, Turner, County Commissioner Carol
Whitmore and UPS operator Mark Enoch have continued
to address Speciale's concerns.
In a letter to Shaughnessy dated Oct. 5, Turner said
she wanted to express the county's continued support to
allow UPS beer and wine sales at Coquina, and to inform
Support continues for the Coquina Beach concession
stand to serve beer and wine, according to the county.
Islander Photo: Mark Young
the mayor that she believes all of the city's concerns have
now been addressed.
"This letter is to provide you with a public record of
the county's support in this effort by our vendor," wrote
Turner. "We see this as an added customer service that
MAYOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
this time, as it "appears as if one commissioner might
accept the mayor's position."
Bennington was referring to Commissioner SueLynn,
who previously was elected mayor 2002-06.
She has not said she would decline a nomination
as commission chair, but at the same time has not been
enthusiastic about the possibility.
And that's the other issue the committee is facing.
Commissioners have a vote, the mayor does not.
Were SueLynn to become mayor, she would lose the
voting rights she has as a commissioner.
Becoming the mayor is not what a commissioner
"signed up for," Dye said.
Is it right to take a commissioner away from a voting
position and put them behind a desk without approval of
the electorate? Dye asked.
Dye, however, did not completely rule out the pos-
sibility that the commission could draft someone to serve
as mayor if that person was willing to take the job.
He'll put more study into the issue and report back
at the commission's next scheduled meeting Oct. 31.
"That might be an appropriate date for this bunch,"
quipped Payne to laughter from committee members in
regard to Halloween.
SueLynn has declined to comment on whether she
would accept a nomination as commission chair-mayor.
There are pros and cons to each side, she said, but
added, "It looks like I'm the only one left."
The committee also discussed increasing the com-
pensation for mayor and commissioners. No compensa-
tion increase has been given elected officials since the
will enhance the beach experience, especially for our
many European visitors."
Turner said the county has received several requests
to allow beer and wine sales at Coquina, and while it has
cleared all other hurdles, the city has the final word.
Following the August meeting, Turner pledged to
work with Speciale to address his law enforcement con-
cerns. Special said he would need more patrols from the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office if alcohol sales were
Turner did not state any specific arrangements or the
addition MCSO patrols, but said the vendor has agreed to
pay uniformed off-duty city police officers to supervise
"Hopefully, now that some practical parameters have
been established that will better ensure the safety of the
public and comfort of our visitors, we can now move for-
ward with this next logical step" of approving the permit
for the sale of beer and wine at the beach, she said.
Turner said the permit approval is the next logical
step, "in the development of what has been deemed one
of the top 10 family-friendly beaches in America."
The positioning of uniformed police officers in the
area addresses Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gate-
house's concerns of supervision, as well.
In August, Gatehouse said an open area that sells
alcohol is an invitation to underage drinking without
adequate supervision. Gatehouse also said that without
proper monitoring, alcohol consumption could create
tragedy with people leaving the beach intoxicated.
Turner disagreed with that point in August, saying
studies show serving alcohol in a controlled environment,
as opposed to people sneaking alcohol onto the beach,
reduces the likelihood of an alcohol-related tragedy.
Turner pledged to address Gatehouse's concerns
nonetheless and said the proposal to have a uniformed
police presence, paid for by the vendor, addresses both
Special's concerns of more enforcement and Gate-
house's concerns of more supervision.
Bradenton Beach commissioners next meet at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, at city hall but, as of press time, the
subject was not listed on the agenda.
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She said she didn't understand why the k i nuinlt'y
of "administrative reopening" had to be applied. "In my
eyes, I see it as reinvestigating and that
/ gives me a peace of mind. I've been
W waiting a long time for this."
Special said the 15 or so FDLE
recommendations were not "major
things" and "some are administrative
Morris and some will require us to ask FDLE
to do some investigating for us, as far
as being able to use their services, such as their lab. But
this is not reinvestigating the case. It's an administrative
reopening of the case."
Osborn said the recommendations focus on many of
her concerns, but said she cannot yet rest easy.
"I understand this FDLE panel didn't find any fault
with the Bradenton Beach Police Department's investiga-
tion and that concerns me," she said. "I think that sends
the wrong message."
She said she would prefer FDLE take over her daugh-
ter's case, but FDLE will not reinvestigate.
Special said the purpose of the Smart Panel was to
review the department's investigation and not to reinves-
tigate the case.
When asked if the recommendations being followed
lead back to a ruling of suicide would bring her closure,
Osborn said she was not sure.
"I'm not sure yet if I could walk away from it," she
said. "I still have other experts saying this is wrong."
She said what does feel good at this point is that
Special reached out to include her in the FDLE meeting,
and that her concerns are being addressed.
"It also feels good that this police department is learn-
ing some things through this process," she said. "It was
a very cordial meeting and I think he understands how I
feel. I've put a lot of jabs out there that were directed at
him, but I have been asking for this meeting for a long
Osborn said she hopes to find closure one day.
"One day I would like to go back to being a wife.
I can't go back to being a mother," said an emotional
Osborn. "I have a great husband, who has been very
supportive through all of this and I would like to pay it
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announced
Oct. 15 that William Cumber was charged in Mana-
tee County with murder in the second degree in con-
nection with the presumed death of Sabine Musil-
Buehler, who disappeared from Anna Maria Island
in November 2008.
The MCSO's only identified suspect has been
Cumber, Musil-Buehler's boyfriend, who was moved
from the Charlotte Correctional Institute in Punta Gorda
to the Manatee County jail Oct. 15. He has been serving
a 13.5-year sentence on an unrelated charge.
Cumber was the last person known to see Musil-
Buehler alive the night of Nov. 4, 2008. She was the
co-owner of Haley's Motel in Holmes Beach with her
estranged husband, Thomas Buehler, but had moved
in with Cumber.
Cumber claimed in 2008 they had argued in their
Magnolia Avenue apartment in Anna Maria, she left in
her car and that was the last time he saw her.
Cumber has always been the lead suspect in the
case, according to MCSO Detective Ricardo Alva-
Tom Buehler reported his wife missing Nov. 6 and
MCSO detectives soon began to suspect it was homi-
cide, not a missing person's report.
A man found driving her car was later sentenced
to four years in prison for grand-theft auto, but was not
charged with Musil-Buehler's disappearance, despite
forward to him when the time comes."
Special said the next step upon completing the rec-
ommendations is to return the case to FDLE for further
"Then it all gets turned over to the state attorney's
office," he said. "They will either concur with our find-
ings and tell us nothing further is needed or they will see
something that requires further attention."
Until then, he said, the status of the case has not
changed. Vega's cause of death ruling may have changed
frequent questioning by Alvarado.
The investigation took another twist when an arson
fire broke out at Haley's Motel Nov. 16, 2008.
No one has yet been arrested for the fire.
Alvarado was joined in the investigation by Detec-
tive John Kenney, who previously headed the MCSO-
Anna Maria substation from 2002-07.
After investigators searched the former Musil-
Buehler apartment, they were positive the case was a
homicide, but no arrest was made. The details of any
evidence found have not been made public.
MCSO teams, including a K-9 unit, did a thor-
ough search of the beach area near the Magnolia apart-
In July 2011, they returned to the beach area in
front of Willow Drive, Holmes Beach, after a hom-
eowner found some personal items of Musil-Buehler
in under brush.
A week-long search of the area found nothing fur-
ther connected with the case.
In the intervening four years, Cumber was returned
to prison for violating the terms of his probation, ironi-
cally on an arson charge unrelated to the Haley's Motel
Following the July 2011 discovery of the personal
belongings, MCSO detectives drove several times to
question Cumber in jail.
Steube said Monday that any further information
would come from the state's attorney or the court,
adding "Cumber will not be tried in the media."
to undetermined, but Speciale stands by his department's
finding that there was no foul play.
BBPD and a FDLE agent began their work this week.
Special said he doesn't expect it to be a ki ngll) process,
with the exception of waiting on lab results, in particular
DNA testing on fingernail clippings taken at the scene
Until then, Speciale said the case is technically open
and no discussions will take place until it is closed.
Musil-Buehler's boyfriend arrested for her murder
4 0 OCT 17, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria's election already decided: Yetter, Webb
By Rick Catlin
Incumbent Commissioner Chuck Webb and new-
comer Nancy Yetter were the only two candidates who
qualified to run for the two vacancies on the Anna Maria
City Commission up for election in the Nov. 6 ballot-
They automatically will be elected, according to the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Webb is a practicing attorney with an office on Anna
Before moving to Anna Maria, he
was an attorney in Broward and Char-
He served as Anna Maria commis-
sioner from 2002 to 2004, but chose
not to seek re-election in 2004. He
Webb also served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve at that time.
In 2008, he won a commission
seat on a campaign to update codes
and ordinances to avoid lawsuits and
create more green space.
Webb was re-elected commissioner
in 2010. He also is a former member of
Yetter the planning and zoning board.
Because there was no opposition
to his re-election, the Supervisor of Elections Office did
not have any monetary contributions listed for Webb's
Webb, wife Flora and their children moved to Anna
Maria from Charlotte County in the late 1990s and his
children grew up on Anna Maria Island.
The family resides on Magnolia Avenue.
Webb's campaign motto is simple: "Compromise for
the good of the city."
Anna Maria Commissioner-elect Yetter said she's
a bit nervous as she prepares to hold her first elected
She was defeated in a bid for a commission seat in
Yetter may be a political newcomer to the commis-
sion, but she's been involved in the city for several years
as a member of the planning and zoning board and the
Anna Maria Historical Preservation Committee.
The city commission faces some of its most impor-
tant decisions ever in the next few years, she said.
She wants to retain the cottages that make Anna
Maria so attractive to visitors.
Visitors love Anna Maria, and developers love the
city because they can demolish a ground-level home and
rebuild upward. Many of the larger homes being built
are vacation rentals, and Yetter worries city's old Florida
charm could be destroyed by this future development.
Nov. 6 Election planner
Candidates and challengers:
Holmes Beach Mayor: Incumbent Rich Bohnen-
berger faces off against challenger Carmel Monti.
Holmes Beach Commission: Incumbents Sandy
Haas-Martens and John Monetti face challengers
Judy Holmes Titsworth and Marvin Grossman for two
Manatee County Commission District 7 at-large:
Betsy Benac defeated Joe McClash in the Aug. 14 pri-
mary to advance to the general election, where she faces
write-in candidate Thomas Dell.
Manatee County School Board District 2: Repub-
lican Dave \\ i liMI.I'g" Miner, a member of the Anna
Maria Island Kiwanis Club, came out on top of several
candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election. The District
2 school board race was the closest race of the election,
and Miner now will face Robert Moates for a second time
in a runoff election.
Unopposed in the general election:
Anna Maria City Commission: Charles Webb.
Anna Maria City Commission: Nancy Yetter.
Bradenton Beach City Commission: Ed Straight.
Bradenton Beach City Commission: Jan
She and her family moved to Anna Maria from
Tampa in 2007 and reside on Gulf Drive.
Husband Mike served on the planning and zoning
board, while she has been active at the Anna Maria Island
She provided $100 to get her campaign started.
"Keep this the greatest little city in America" is Yet-
ter's campaign motto.
"This is the greatest little city in America," she
Politics run amok at Holmes Beach meeting
The politics leading up to the Nov. 6 election appear
to be taking an acrimonious turn if the message Holmes
Beach citizens were sending at the Oct. 9 city commis-
sion meeting is any indication.
Sean Murphy, resident and owner of both Beach
Bistro and Eat Here, and a supporter of Mayor Rich Boh-
nenberger's re-election, voiced his concern about recent
incivility and division among neighbors, as well as his
support for the incumbents.
After the election, Murphy reminded commissioners,
Holmes Beach residents need to live with each other. He
said someone had thrown an egg at his house and pulled
political signs from his yard.
Bohnenberger is among those being challenged.
He is seeking a fourth term as mayor, facing newcomer
Monti owns and operates My Garden Products LLC,
and he routinely parks his business vehicle in front of his
home on Key Royale Drive.
An alleged business use of his home operating
without a city business license was the subject of calls
made to code enforcement officer David Forbes, accord-
ing to Commissioner Jean Peelen.
Bohnenberger said Monti resolved the issue by
changing his business address with the state and he no
longer needs a business tax receipt from the city.
Monti explained he was in the process of moving his
business, which sells plants and other garden accessories
in Sarasota, adding he sells no products from his home.
Peelen asked commissioners why a submitted list
of 26 alleged code violations by Holmes Beach resident
Maggie Plath in July hadn't been investigated by the city
with the same immediacy as the calls about Monti's busi-
Monti spoke at the meeting, criticizing the mayor for
pursuing the code complaints about his home use. The
mayor, on the other hand, defended the code enforcement
Code enforcement in Holmes Beach has been reac-
tive in the past, and complaints are not automatically
assumed to be violations.
Peelen called for more specific handling procedures
on code complaints.
In recent months, candidates have routinely attended
city meetings, often speaking on the issues being dis-
cussed by the commission that concern them with regard
to building practices and rental regulations, resulting in
a campaign for commission and mayor at the podium.
Bradenton Beach commissioners ready for new term
By Mark Young
With no one running against them, Bradenton Beach
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh and Vice Mayor Ed Straight
will automatically be re-elected Nov. 6.
Vosburgh was appointed to the commission in 2010
Following the resignation of former
Mayor Michael Pierce, which resulted
in Ward 4 Commissioner Bob Bartelt
vacating his seat to assume the mayoral
Vosburgh went on to defeat moor-
Straight ing committee member Michael Har-
rington to claim her spot on the dais for
a full term.
Straight won the commissioner's
race in 2010 after three decades in public
Straight was initially undecided on
Vosburgh serving a second term, saying his non-
West Manatee Fire District Seat 1: Larry Jennis.
West Manatee Fire District Seat 4: David Bishop.
West Manatee Fire District Seat 5: Randy Cooper.
Manatee County Commission District 2: John
Elected during the primary election:
Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube defeated Wil-
liam Waldron in the Republican primary election. With
no Democrat in the race, Steube was re-elected.
Manatee County School Board District 4, which
includes Anna Maria Elementary School: Republican
Bob Gause defeated Linda Schaich.
Dates to remember:
Oct. 19: Popcorn & Politics political rally at The
Islander newspaper, 5:30 p.m. Friday, 5404 Marina Drive,
Oct. 27: Early voting begins.
Oct. 31: Final day to request an absentee ballot.
Nov. 6: Absentee ballots must be received by 7
* Nov. 6: General election.
Anna Maria Island voting precincts:
Precinct 91, Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Precinct 93, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library, 6200
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
profit Wildlife Inc. was time-demanding, but expressed
his love for Bradenton Beach as the primary reason for
serving a second term.
He was in public safety for 29 years, including serv-
ing as EMT chief for 13 years and chief of the Manatee
County 911-emergency center for seven years.
He is a 27-year MCSO reserve deputy, having retired
in 2010 to run for office.
Anna Maria City
Oct. 25, 6 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Oct. 17, 10 a.m., special master hearing.
Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Oct. 18, noon, city pier.
Oct 18, 1 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 30, 9 a.m., land development code work-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Oct. 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement board -CAN-
Oct. 23, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 30, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
Oct. 18, 6 p.m., district commission.
Oct. 25, 9 a.m., fire pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Braden-
ton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.
Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization board meeting, Selby Audi-
torium, University of South Florida, 8350 N. Tamiami
Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PEELEN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Peelen had no comment about the lawsuit orAgnel-
According to the city clerk's office,
S. no recall petition had been filed as of
Oct. 12, although rumors circulated
about a second court action by Agnelli
that includes a demand for public
records emails and phone logs -
Peelen from Peelen.
According to Agnelli's lawsuit,
Peelen's statements in her Sept. 30 email were "nothing
less than vicious and directed at harming John Agnelli's
good reputation in Holmes Beach and surrounding area
It also claims damages of more than $15,000.
The complaint as well as Agnelli's remarks to city com-
missioners, point to three false statements in a sentence in
Peelen's newsletter: "[Mr.] Agnelli who is a business associ-
ate of Shawn Kaleta and who has been cited for construction
deficiencies and/or has been before the code board more
than once, gave $500 to each incumbent."
In another email, to the same recipients of the Sept.
30 newsletter, and in a response after the Oct. 9 meeting,
Peelen wrote, "John Agnelli gave the contributions. That
is correct, but the rest is not. It is not John, but his son
Frank, who has had issues with the building department
and has been before the code board."
At the meeting she said, "As soon as I had discovered
that I'd confused Mr. Agnelli with his son, that I had the
wrong name the right thing, but wrong name I sent
out immediately a correction that it was not a good thing,
that it held him up to public criticism."
She continued, "And that I was so sorry I made the
mistake, and that shouldn't have happened. I shouldn't
have been careless."
Peelen also said she had left two phone messages
at John Agnelli's office "to personally apologize for the
mistake I made."
Agnelli's lawsuit contends the email constitutes "libel
per se," in which the law presumes an injury, because the
alleged defamatory statements "concerned his qualities
and skills as a general contractor."
"The truth is I am a fiercely independent businessman,"
Agnelli told commissioners at the meeting, adding he's not
associated with Kaleta or any others in business.
"The truth is I've never been cited for any construction
deficiencies in the 41 years as a general contractor."
To the contrary, he said, Agnelli-built homes exceed
local code requirements.
Another untruth, he added, is that he's never been
summoned before the code board.
He said he agreed with one of Peelen's statements -
that he had contributed to the incumbents' campaigns.
"I have the right to do so without fear and intimida-
tion," Agnelli said.
After the meeting, Johnston said Agnelli's lawsuit,
which does not name the city as a defendant, has been
sent to the Florida League of Cities claims department
Peelen said she has a private attorney in the event
the city does not represent her interests in the lawsuit.
Code complaints and bickering prompted several
citizens to speak to a need for civility in Holmes Beach
at the Oct. 9 city commission meeting, including
Beach Bistro and Eat Here owner Sean Murphy at the
podium. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
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Turn up the heat
Yes. We're enjoying cooler mornings and evenings
along with everyone else. No we don't want tempera-
tures to return to the mid-90s except for mid-day.
But we do think we can turn up the heat on the
nonpartisan election ongoing in Holmes Beach. It's time
to put the issues disagreements and differences in
a pot and turn the fire up to boil.
As this pot churs and bubbles heading toward Hal-
loween you get the imagery and the Nov. 6 gen-
eral election, there are some parallels to the presidential
election that we can't help but draw upon.
The city of Holmes Beach has a political race for
two seats on the commission, presently held by Com-
missioners John Monetti and Sandy Haas-Martens, and
the mayor's post also is on the playbill. Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger is seeking another term, with newcomer
Carmel Monti hoping for an upset. Judy Holmes Tits-
worth and Marvin Grossman are newcomers on the com-
mission ballot, although not so new in city circles.
This election is being driven by a host of issues, but
the crux of it is focused on building. Big buildings. Big
duplexes. Big rentals. Building regulations and codes.
And, as if buildings could be to blame, some folks
are pointing fingers and saying they are.
But we say the economy changed. And with it,
tourism and the real estate market changed. Three-story
homes are all but dictated since 1975 by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
It was a perfect storm of circumstances, new tour-
ists sharing vacation homes with extended family or
friends to make ends meet and liking it. Those tour-
ists couldn't get enough of the big rental homes with pri-
vate swimming pools, and they started buying. It helped
turn our island economy around, as sellers, real estate
agents and builders found themselves with customers
when no one else no one did.
No one person deserves the blame or the credit.
But here we are. Bickering, infighting and ugly tac-
tics are taking over our normally civil little town.
How will we vote Nov. 6 if we don't hear some
solutions? Who among the incumbents and candidates
has answers and resolutions to the current problems?
We know the city administration is hammering
away at its building department problems and trying to
find solutions to the most immediate issues.
Yes. The wheels turn slowly. But we didn't arrive
here in a day.
Yes. We need to move forward. So put the pot on the
front burner, please, and cook up some solutions to share
at our Oct. 19 political rally at The Islander office.
See you there.
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The problem next door
Anna Maria Island has a nice mix of residents,
snowbirds, and visitors, but it is losing its charm among
grossly out-of-scale mega-houses.
Two Holmes Beach commissioners don't see this
as a problem. When the commission considered a range
of floor- or living-area ratios in respect to lot size, Com-
missioner John Monetti saw 0.61 to be acceptable -
almost twice the ratio recommended by the city's pro-
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens also supports
the 0.61 LAR. Her actions are directly opposite to her
2005 pledge "... to protect Holmes Beach from over-
development and ... ensure that building density and
building height are not increased, and that the city com-
mission works to keep our small town atmosphere."
Our new neighbors rebuilt a ranch home, adding
130 square feet of living area in the same footprint.
The result is lovely and consistent with nearby homes.
If someone were to replace another home with a 0.61
LAR, it would be 3.9 times larger and would literally
shadow its neighbors.
The mega-house problem is greatly aggravated
when rented to 14-16 people. I commend rental com-
panies that educate their guests. However, some visitors
seem to believe that paying $5,000 for a week entitles
them to party hard while ignoring neighbors.
Our homes are typically our bi-., I single invest-
ment, and while we enjoy our quality of life here, it
must be balanced with the desires of investors.
Please, vote for Marvin Grossman and Judy Tits-
worth, because they care.
David and Susan Cheshire, Holmes Beach
Work hard for the money
I am on vacation from the United Kingdom on Anna
Maria Island as I type this reply to the Oct. 10 letter
from Will Corr regarding tipping at local restaurants.
It is not a God-given right that visitors to this beau-
tiful island have to tip at all, nor is it law. It is the pre-
rogative of the individual purchasing the meal whether
or not to tip and, if deciding to do so, choosing the
amount to leave. There are very few working people in
the UK who rely on tips to earn a living. They are paid
a decent wage by their employers and do not have to
rely on others to pay their way.
We do not need a Frommers guide to open our eyes,
as you put it, and certainly do not need to try to pull the
wool over your eyes. If I choose not to tip, then that is
my choice, not yours. I 'uIP-.t you give your words a
little thought and maybe get yourself a job where you
are paid a decent wage.
Has it occurred to you to ask your boss why he
doesn't pay you enough to survive without tips from the
public. It may be the American way but it is not ours,
and I for one will pick and choose where I tip, who I
tip and the amount I tip!
I work hard for my money, so please don't try to
tell me where I should spend it.
Robert Cupitt, Anna Maria for afew days and then
back to the UK
Rescue me, not
My wife and I have lived on Anna Maria Island for
32 years. We raised our children here. It is the best place
to live in the whole world.
Every few years a wild-eyed group announces a
frantic need to "save" the island. Thus far, we have
survived the rescues.
The current rescuers are noted for their slanderous
accusations based on half-truths and error, and their
rude behavior at city meetings.
They would "save" us and make our homes more
"charming." Thankfully, home styles are not dictated by
our city. They are the product of individual taste, federal
FEMA standards and the Florida building code.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is the most knowledge-
able mayor we have ever had. He has spent many years
in the study of complex civic issues of budgets, pen-
sions and federal and state regulations. Bohnenberger's
administrations have delivered no tax increases for
Our senior city commissioners John Monetti
and Sandy Haas-Martens are intelligent, unselfish
and fair people who make good common-sense deci-
A strong administration is being slandered by a
frenzied group with an appetite for notoriety. They
have no respect for the property rights or the civil
rights of our citizens.
We must not allow them to unbalance what has
been a Holmes Beach tradition of stable and civil civic
Please, vote wisely. We need saving from the res-
Sean Murphy, Holmes Beach
Let's have respect
When I arrived at Holmes Beach City Hall for the
Oct. 9 meeting, I knew what to expect. The supporters
of the incumbents were armed and ready for attack.
They are feeling threatened and rightfully so.
Although they have every right to be heard, what
troubled me about this performance was not only the
venom in their delivery, but the unmasked excitement
they shared in their attempted lynching of Commis-
sioner Jean Peelen, a voice of many long-standing
Not only did the 25 or so proponents of unre-
stricted development revel in the performances of the
speakers, they went a step further in smear tactics in
an attempt to question my character. I have lived on
this island all of my life and these people lacked not
only dignity, but grace. They present themselves as
islanders, but the truth comes out in their actions. True
islanders, they are not.
I have never questioned other builders or their
practices. I questioned the building department's lack
in administrating and enforcing the local and state
Smear campaigning in our little town of Holmes
Beach? The use of these tactics magnifies their lack
of respect for our city.
The city of Anna Maria can't even find candidates
to run for public office. It will be the downfall of our
city and our country when fear outweigh's ones own
decision to run for public office.
I stand my ground and I continue to ask for your
support on Nov. 6.
Judy Holmes Titsworth, Holmes Beach
Them and us
If there is one thing I think we can all agree on,
it is the reason we choose to live in Holmes Beach.
Some of us came here after spending vacations, some
of us have lived here all our lives and some of us
came because we saw opportunity.
No reason is wrong they all have their place
in the scheme of things.
Paradise is not perfect. There are always going to
be those who push the limit, those who don't respect
others sense of space, but there are rules and guide-
lines in place to bring things back into perspective.
Focus groups were developed and they came up
with good ideas. Unfortunately, a year later nothing
has happened. The status quo remains. The people
were not heard.
Now we have dissention. Coalition groups have
formed, a lawsuit is filed and petty crimes are being
A year ago candidates made promises. It seems
these promises are only being kept by one. It has to
be hard being the only one that questions the status
quo. It has to be even harder when that person has to
fight the battle from the podium alone.
I urge you to come to The Islander's popcorn and
politics rally and listen to the candidates. You may
walk away with a better understanding of how you
want to see paradise 10 years from now.
Renee Ferguson, Holmes Beach
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Headlines from the Oct. 16, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Anna Maria residents living along the Tampa Bay
side of North Shore Drive said as much as 100 feet of
the beach in front of their homes had disappeared in the
past decade due to storms. They wanted to be included
in the next beach renourishment. Manatee County offi-
cials, however, said the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection does not consider the area to be
within the renourishment zone.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told planning and
zoning board members that the Villa Rosa housing
development on South Bay would be a gated commu-
nity despite public opposition. Without an ordinance
against gateways, the city cannot stop the developers
from constructing a limited-access entry, she said.
Bradenton Beach commissioners rejected a pro-
posal by building official Bob Welch to increase his
pay by removing his wife from his city-paid health
insurance policy and having that cost added to his
salary. He told commissioners he had been offered
a job in Pinellas County paying $52,000 a year, but
preferred to remain in Bradenton Beach if he could
increase his salary. The commission unanimously
rejected the request.
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Get to know candidates at political rally
By Mark Young
Elections are typically focused around the Republi-
can Party, the Democratic Party and sometimes the Green
Party, but local nonpartisan politics will take center stage
Oct. 19 at an old-fashioned rally on the island.
The annual Popcorn and Politics rally at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19, at 5404 Marina Drive, is sponsored by
The Islander and will feature local candidates speaking
on island issues.
Representatives of the League of Women Voters of
Manatee County will be on hand to conduct a straw poll
for the Holmes Beach election, as well as distributing
election and ballot information.
According to Islander publisher Bonner Joy, the straw
poll has predicted the winners of the past two elections.
Voters will get the opportunity to hear from this
year's candidates and also have the opportunity to meet
and mingle with them to get a better feel for where they
stand on the issues most important to individuals.
Also expected at the event, are the unopposed and
re-elected city officials from Anna Maria and Braden-
ton Beach, as well as candidates for county and state
The public is invited for free popcorn, refreshments
and music by Tony Stockton.
Holmes Beach candidates headline political rally:
a RESIDENCY: 23 years, Holmes
OCCUPATION: Commercial stor-
OFFICE SOUGHT: Holmes Beach
FAMILY: Wife Phyllis, four children,
INTERESTS: Fishing, travel, nature.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Salvation Army
volunteer bell ringer, Take Stock in Children, Island Food
Bank, Meals on Wheels, Kiwanis Foundation, Manatee
County Disadvantaged Transportation Board, Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, Manatee County Transporta-
tion Task Force, Three cities, Longboat Key and Manatee
County Joint Planning Committee.
CAMPAIGN MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (as
of Sept. 28): $4,125
QUOTE TO LIVE BY: "That government is best
which governs least."
CAMPAIGN MOTTO: "Proven Leadership."
RESIDENCY: Six years, Holmes
ii OCCUPATION: Self-employed
S gardening products company.
J OFFICE SOUGHT: Holmes Beach
FAMILY: Married, four children,
INTERESTS: Travel, garden, family.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Church, tutoring
for Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders.
CAMPAIGN MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (as
of Sept. 28): $2,355.
QUOTE TO LIVE BY: N\ c.i doubt that a small
group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the
world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." Mar-
CAMPAIGN MOTTO: "Preserve the Island Char-
/ -. Marvin Grossman
RESIDENCY: 13 years, Holmes
B OCCUPATION: Realtor, artist,
m ity OFFICE SOUGHT: Holmes Beach
Grossman City commissioner.
FAMILY: Married, three children, three grandchil-
dren, one great grandchild.
INTERESTS: Art, nature, photography, gardening.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Harvest Taber-
nacle Church, HB Scentral Park supporter, Holmes Beach
code enforcement board and Artists' Guild of Anna Maria
CAMPAIGN MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (as
of Sept. 28): $2,792.50.
QUOTE TO LIVE BY: "People who are crazy
enough to think they can change the world, are the ones
who do" -Apple Computer ad
CAMPAIGN MOTTO: \.\\ Vision. New Direc-
RESIDENCY: More than 20 years,
OCCUPATION: Retired savings
and loan/banking industry after 28
Haas-Martens OFFICE SOUGHT: Holmes Beach
City Commission seat.
FAMILY: Widowed, eldest of 12 children.
INTERESTS: City government, 4-H, outdoors.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: City commission,
Manasota League of Cities, Florida League of Cities,
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island, Manatee County
4-H Foundation, Take Stock in Children board, Island
Rescue, Anna Maria Island fire commissioner, chamber
CAMPAIGN MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (as
of Sept. 28): $4,575.
QUOTE TO LIVE BY: n/a
CAMPAIGN MOTTO: "Honesty, integrity, dignity,
fiscal responsibility, common sense and stable city gov-
RESIDENCY: 17 years, Holmes
OCCUPATION: Restaurant general
OFFICE SOUGHT: Holmes Beach
City Commission seat.
FAMILY: Wife, five children.
For City Commissioner
Seeking to maintain the unique beauty and balance of the city of
Holmes Beach through a common sense approach
Commissioner Monetti's Qualifications
* Holmes Beach City Commissioner for six years [2006-2012]
* Vice-Chairman of the city's Planning Commission for five
* Liaison to the city's Public Works department
* Balanced budget with no tax increases for five
* Developed and led the implementation of a 30-day
minimum rental restriction in all city R1 districts thus
protecting the core residential neighborhoods within the city
* General Manager of The Columbia Restaurant on St.
Armands Circle for the past 18 years balancing an annual
budget larger than the city's
* Resident of Holmes Beach for 17 years
* B.A. from The University of Notre Dame in Management
The Big Picture ... it's not about one issue
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 17, 2012 0 9
According to the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office, there are 11 proposals for state consti-
tutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. The following
six proposals could have an impact on state and local
Amendment 2 focuses on increasing homestead tax
exemptions to combat wounded veterans.
If the measure passes, it would give the existing
homestead tax exemption to wounded warriors who were
not Florida residents at the time of entering military ser-
Opponents of the amendment say it would reduce
property tax revenue for schools and local governments
across the state by an estimated $15 million during the
first three years.
Amendment 3 would replace the state's current rev-
enue limitation with more restrictive limitations based
on changes in population and inflation. Supporters of
the measure say the amendment is a cap for government
Amendment 4 would reduce local government rev-
enue by reducing the non-homestead assessment limita-
tion from 10 percent to 5 percent.
If the proposal passes, it would restrict state taxes,
INTERESTS: Golf, travel, reading, family.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Moose, Key Royale Club.
CAMPAIGN MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (as
of Sept. 28): $3,375.
QUOTE TO LIVE BY: N/A
CAMPAIGN MOTTO: "A common sense approach
to maintaining the beauty and balance of our commu-
Judy Holmes Titsworth
RESIDENCY: 49 years, Holmes
OCCUPATION: Office manager,
designer, artist, real estate agent.
OFFICE SOUGHT: Holmes Beach
Titsworth City Commission seat.
license fees and fines during both good and bad economic
times. The Florida Association of Counties estimate Man-
atee County's impact to be a loss of $1.4 million in its
Amendment 9 provides for a homestead tax exemp-
tion for surviving spouses of military veterans and first
responders. The amendment would eliminate property
taxes on the homes of veterans and first responders killed
in the line of duty.
Amendment 10 would double the tax exemption
on personal property from $25,000 to $50,000 and allow
cities and counties to grant additional tangible personal
Opponents say it would reduce local government
revenues across the state by an estimated $61 million in
its first year.
Amendment 11 provides for additional homestead
tax exemptions to low-income seniors who maintain
long-term residency on property equal to its assessed
If the measure passes, it would mean a reduction
in statewide annual revenues of about $9.1 million and
$18.5 million in reductions for local governments over a
Amendment changes or new amendment proposals
require 60 percent of the vote.
For more information, go online to the supervisor of
elections office at www.votemanatee.com or the League
of Women Voters, www.lwvmanatee.org.
FAMILY: Husband, three children.
INTERESTS: Fishing, boating, diving.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Wildlife rehabili-
CAMPAIGN MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (as
of Sept. 28): $6,685.
QUOTE TO LIVE BY: "Whatever you are, be a good
one" -Abraham Lincoln
CAMPAIGN MOTTO: "Fighting for balance, fight-
ing for compliance. The city of Holmes Beach deserves
Anna Maria city worker
By Rick Catlin
Billy Malfese recently joined the Anna Maria
public works department staff, but the part-time
employee may soon have to choose between an
appointment as city commissioner or his job.
He also may have to decide between a commis-
sion seat and serving as the chair of the volunteer
city's environmental committee.
Malfese submitted an application for consider-
ation as a commissioner following the selection of the
board's chair in November. Without a candidate for
mayor in the Nov. 6 general election, the city charter
provides that the commission, at its organizational
meeting Nov. 15, can appoint a chair from among its
members. The chair then becomes the mayor, result-
ing in a vacancy on the board.
The four seated commissioners will then vote for
someone from the electorate to complete the term of
the commissioner who has just become the mayor.
Commissioners have asked those interested in
serving to apply at city hall by Oct. 31.
The charter prohibits paid staff from occupying
elected positions; it is silent on volunteer committee
members also serving as elected officials.
Only Malfese and former commissioner Gene
Aubry have applied for the commission seat.
Malfese, as the volunteer chair of the environ-
mental education and enhancement committee, has
asked Mayor Mike Selby whether he can retain that
post while serving as a commissioner.
Malfese said he may wait until the Nov. 15 orga-
nizational meeting before making his decision.
To date, of the seated commissioners, only Com-
missioner SueLynn has not ruled out stepping up to
Commissioner SueLynn was previously mayor
of Anna Maria 2002-06.
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
soon see its festival organizing come to fruition in the free
annual music, food, arts and crafts extravaganza called
Bayfest now in its 12th year.
"Bayfest is Bayfest," said chamber president Mary
Ann Brockman. "It's a place to have some good honest
Like previous years, it will start in the city-owned
vacant field at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard opposite
the Anna Maria City Pier at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The
festival expands to Pine Avenue the next day, when all of
the avenue Gulf Drive to Bay Boulevard will close
to vehicle traffic.
The festival runs until 10 p.m. both days and opens
at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Friday's entertainment will include MC Scott Prit-
chard 5-10 p.m.; Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, 6-8
p.m.; and the Billy Rice Band 8:30-10 p.m.
Saturday's DJ is MC Chris Grumley, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Live music includes Jimi Gee and the Junior All Stars
Band 10:30 a.m.-noon; Scott's Garage 12:30-2:30 p.m.;
Human Condition 3-5 p.m., Shotgun Justice 5:30-7:30
p.m.; and Dr. Dave Band 8-10 p.m.
Bayfest is expected to draw more than 10,000 fes-
tivalgoers if the weather cooperates, according to
New this year is Shotgun Justice, and last year's
headliners Billy Rice Band and Dr. Dave Band are return-
ing, but switching days, said Brockman.
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Study circles launch learning
season in Anna Maria
Topics that run the gamut from Anna Maria Island's
history to spreading scientific knowledge with the reli-
gious right are on the table in upcoming Einstein's Cir-
Einstein's Circle is a place where members and
guests of the Lifelong Learning Academy in partnership
with the University of South Florida come together with
the aid of facilitator to discuss timely topics.
The circles are free lectures and discussions that are
open to the public.
Anna Maria Island-Past and Present will be presented
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, by Sissy Quinn,
local historian instrumental in the 100th anniversary of
the Anna Maria City Pier, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Other upcoming circles will take place Wednesdays
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The following topics are up for discussion:
Oct. 17 How can we better spread scientific
knowledge without creating conflict with the religious
Oct. 31 What constitutes a life well lived? What
will be your legacy?
Nov. 7 Are the Euro and European communities
Nov. 14 Central Europe: From Roman Times to
the European Community, presented by Jan Skalny, who
will discuss European history and difficulties in the 21st
For more information, call 941-359-4296.
Courtney Kiefer, left, makes a food donation Oct. 8 to
Barry Gould and Dennis Schuermann of the Rotary
Club ofAnna Maria Island. Food donations are deliv-
ered to the All Island Denominations Food Pantry in
Anna Maria and smaller food items distributed to
Feeding Empty Little Tummies part of the Food Bank
of Manatee. Islander Courtesy Photo
Rotary food drive succeeds
More than $750 and 11 overflowing shopping carts
of food were donated to the Food Bank of Manatee by
Holmes Beach Publix patrons who participated in the
Oct. 6-7 drive put on by Rotary Club of Anna Maria.
Rotarian Barry Gould reported the contributions
donated were a record for the club, and the money will
go toward food purchases to meet critical needs.
In addition to the weekend donations, an anonymous
Rotarian donated $500 prior to the campaign and another
Rotarian sent a check for $500 directly to the food bank
on behalf of the club, according to club membe Jim
President Lynn Zemmer thanked those who contrib-
"It was unusual in one respect in that we had so many
donations from island visitors, some from as far away as
Berlin, Germany," she said.
Also new, wristbands will be required for alcoholic
beverage purchases, she added.
Food vendors include Johnny's Bad Dog, AMI Cater-
ers, Tyler's Homemade Ice Cream, T&L Bar B Q, the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, The Feast, Village Idiot
Pizzeria, Island Fresh Market, Sandbar Restaurant,
Waterfront Restaurant, Island Gourmet, Pete's Catering
and Havana Cabana.
As in previous years, proceeds from Bayfest will go
to the chamber's college scholarship fund.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a party
aboard its boat-float Skullywag at the Bay Boulevard-
Pine Avenue intersection.
Kids Zone, sponsored by Anna Maria Island Fitness
Center, will be located opposite Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
"There will be loads and loads of vendors, nonprofits,
and exhibitors on Pine Avenue," chamber administrator
Terri Kinder said.
Also, on Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a car show will line
Pine Avenue between the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society and city hall at Gulf Drive.
About 100 classic and custom cars will park along
both sides of Pine Avenue. The car show features a par-
ticipant-judged contest and Lance's Cruiz' n To The Hop,
spinning tunes from the 1950s and '60s from a rolling DJ
The car show is limited to pre-registered entrants,
according to organizer Bill Mergens.
Brockman emphasized the importance of the car
show, saying: "Bill Mergens is very, very important to
For more information about the festival, call the
chamber at 941-778-1541.
For more information about the car show, call Mer-
gens at 941-920-2277.
Phkon Pm, Pine Avenue stores put emphasis
on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By Rick Catlin
Merchants on Anna Maria's Pine Avenue are doing
their part to fight breast cancer, and at the same time
show off artistic talents.
Merchants and staff participating in Pink on Pine
are decorating bras to be displayed 5-8:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 19. Donors will vote on the best-decorated bras
by giving $1 for each vote. At the end of the event, the
winning bras are those with the most votes dollars
All funds donated will go toward breast cancer
awareness, said Tammy Anzalone of Timeless Trea-
sure, 403 Pine Ave.
"We haven't chosen the nonprofit that will get
the money, but it will be one related to breast cancer
awareness and research," Anzalone said.
"It's going to be a fun evening, especially with
Bayfest going on by the pier," she said.
"It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month," said
Rebecca Barnett of AMI Accommodations, 315 Pine
Ave. "All of us on Pine Avenue wanted to do some-
thing positive to show our support."
The event is a take off on one that blossomed at
the last minute last year.
Now bra decorators are getting creative. Although
pink is the primary color, some bras are painted in a
variety of colors, others have pink flowers glued to the
front, and some have pictorial scenes of Anna Maria
I \ the guys are getting involved and decorat-
ing a bra. We're trying to have some of them wear their
pink bra as a show of support for the cause," Barnett
Some establishments will have refreshments and
entertainment as donors browse the selections and
make their votes in a party atmosphere.
Creating that atmosphere won't be difficult noted
Kelly Kary of Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., since
Bayfest will be held in the lot at Pine Avenue and Bay
Kary said Pink on Pine probably won't lack for
sightseers, and those people will hopefully become
donors for the cause.
"Seriously, it's all for a good cause and I know
people will wander along Pine Avenue and really help
us with their pocketbooks and wallets," she said.
Anzalone said no one particular person or business
organized the event, but "everybody's participating.
Everyone is helping out, doing what we can for a good
cause. This isn't about one single business, it's about
all of us doing what we can to help," Anzalone said.
The Pine Avenue merchants plan to make Pink on
Pine an annual event. They also announced this week
that most, if not all Pine Avenue merchants plan to stay
open on Fridays until 7 p.m. starting Oct. 19 through
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Sunday, Nov. 4, at Ginny's & Jane E's Bakery Cafe &
Island Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Robertson has published three books since 2009:
"Coming Apart," about a woman who leaves her bad-boy
husband and sets out to reinvent her life; "The Madcap
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Guild begins ArtsHop
chairs, names new hours
To promote ArtsHop, a series of all-arts events in
November on Anna Maria Island, look for artists' hand-
painted and decorated chairs in the Guild Gallery window
Fall gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.
Also, award-winning watercolorist Cheryl Jorgensen
will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the AGAMI meet-
ing at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Following a social gathering at 6:30 p.m., Jorgensen
will talk about her history as a native of Trinidad and her
art, as well as her upcoming watercolor classes.
The meeting is open to the public.
The gallery is at 5412 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
in the Island Shopping Center.
For more information, call 941-778-6694.
Lighting the way
Bob Carter and wife Carol of
Anna Maria share their home-
town news "on the go" in the vil-
.lage of Hopetown in the Abacos,
Bahamas, about 200 miles due
east of Palm Beach, Fla. Carol
notes the town was founded by
English Loyalists from the United
States in 1785 after the American
Revolution. The Carters are on a
dock fronting Hopetown's candy-
striped lighthouse, which hosts a
kerosene light and a lighthouse
keeper, which is in continuous
operation since 1864.
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Wednesday, Oct. 17
*3:30 p.m. Island Branch Library Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
4-7 p.m. Island Branch Library Grand Reopening Open
House, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Thursday, Oct. 18
9 a.m. Grassy Point Preserve Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony,
Avenue C, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5800.
Friday, Oct. 19
5:30 p.m. Popcorn & Politics political rally, The Islander
and League of Women Voters, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
5-8 p.m., Pink on Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit breast
cancer awareness atAnna Maria Pine Avenue stores and boutiques.
5:30-7:30 p.m. -Artist reception for Nancy Law, Island Gal-
lery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
5-10 p.m. Bayfest, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce festival, Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue. Information: 941-
Saturday, Oct. 20
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Bayfest, Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce festival, Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue and along Pine
Avenue. Information: 941-778-1541.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Parking lot art sale, Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, S&S Shopping Plaza, Holmes Beach. Information:
Thursday, Oct. 18
*11 a.m.-1 p.m. Empty Bowls Food Bank of Manatee Fund-
raiser, Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
Saturday, Oct. 20
11:15 a.m. Manatee Players Ladies Day Out Lunch and
Fashions, Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront, 100 Riverfront
Drive W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Reservations required. Informa-
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee
applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
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Grassy Point Preserve ready for Oct. 18 opening
The public is invited to the grand opening of the
Holmes Beach Grassy Point Preserve at 9 a.m. Thurs-
day, Oct. 18.
Due to limited parking at the preserve, the neigh-
borhoods nearby will have to support parking for
the event, and arriving by trolley is highly recom-
Public works director Joe Duennes said students
coming fromAnna Maria Elementary School, are plan-
ning to use trolley transportation.
The opening of the preserve for passive recreation
hiking, picnicking and bird watching is more
than a decade in the making.
The 34-acre preserve fronts East Bay Drive oppo-
site to the west and, to the east, Sarasota Bay. It was
purchased by the city in 2000 with a grant from the
Florida Community Land Trust, and has been improved
and managed through a partnership between the city
and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
The preserve has only four parking spaces in a
shell lot, including one parking space allowing for
handicap access, according to Duennes.
At an Oct. 9 city meeting, commissioners assigned
Grassy Point Preserve a "No. 2" priority on a wish list
of projects be funded from a county distribution of a
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Thursday through Dec. 20, except Thanksgiving, 10:30 a.m.,
Make a Child Smile story and craft hour, Tingley Memorial Library,
111 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
Oct. 25, Flu Shot clinic, The Aging in Paradise Resource
Center of Longboat Key, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-
Oct. 25, Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity, Manatee Chap-
ter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Riverhouse
Banquets and Weddings, 955 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Informa-
Oct. 26, Concert in the Park for Camelot Community Center
of Clearwater, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive.
Oct. 30, Leffis Key field trip, Manatee County Audubon Soci-
ety, meet at Leffis Key entrance, Bradenton Beach. Information:
Oct. 30-Nov. 12, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Flor-
ida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, 5555 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-9010,
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A $533,000 project is slated by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation for a boardwalk across the
property's water features, according to Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger. He expects FDOT funds to be released
Grassy Point Preserve is expected to be open 7 a.m.
to dusk, beginning Oct. 18.
Adelines International chapter, Bradenton Christian Reformed
Church, 4208 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
Nov. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna Maria
Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton.
Nov. 3, "For the Love of Money," murder-mystery dinner, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.
Nov. 3, 100,000 Healthy Meals-Feeding Children Everywhere,
Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
Nov. 4, Author Diane Robertson book signing, Ginny's & Jane
E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Nov. 7, Bonnie's Day, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Nov. 9, ArtsHop Gallery Walk, Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 10,100th Birthday of Cortez Schoolhouse, Florida Mari-
time Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-
Nov. 10, ArtsHop silent art auction, The Studio at Gulf and
Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 10-11, ArtsHop Anna Maria Butterfly Garden Arts and
Craft Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street at Flotilla Drive.
Nov. 11, ArtsHop Drum Circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 11, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra,
Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thomp-
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Tickets are on sale this week for "For the Love of The cost to attend is $30 per person or $200 per table
Money," a single night of dinner theater directed by Beth of eight.
Shaughnessy andAris Thompson, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Satur- Dinner will be catered by Lee Roy Selmon's Restau-
day, Nov. 3, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, rant, 6510 Cortez Road, Bradenton. A cash bar will be
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The mystery-murder setting of the event is in the A post-party with DJ/cast member Chris Grumley
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Holmes Beach public works clerk Susan Lonzo read-
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Frying fish for history
The Longboat Key Historical Society
will hold its annual Old Time Fish Fry, from 5-9
p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Mar Vista Dockside
Restaurant, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key.
The fish fry will feature a savory fish
dinner, raffles and live music by Blues Pig.
Tickets are $30 each and are available
in the Center Shops at First Bank, Steff's Stuff,
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and the
Mar Vista Restaurant.
Tickets also will be available at the door.
For information, call Bud Freeman at
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Carol P. Jambe
Carol P. Jambe, 77, long-time resident of Huntington,
W.Va., and Holmes Beach, died Oct. 7 in Olmsted Falls,
Ohio. She was born Oct. 5, 1935.
Mrs. Jambe was a long-time member of Trinity Epis-
copal Church, supported the arts, and was a member of
the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. She enjoyed play-
ing tennis, long walks, being a grandmother and her many
grand dogs and cats.
A private service was to be held. Memorial donations
may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.
org or P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011.
Mrs. Jambe is survived by her husband of 55 years,
Chuck, children Suzanne, Karen Moore and Chuck and
wife Karen; grandchildren Michael Moore, Catherine
Andrea, Mae Carol, Isabelle Mary and Emilie Suzanne;
sister-in-law Suzanne Mundt; nieces and nephews Jay
Canterbury, Chuck Canterbury, Anne Canterbury Craig-
myle, Andrea Canterbury Calhoon, Frank Peters III and
Richard Carl Kowal
Richard Carl Kowal, 86, of Bradenton and formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 12. He was born Jan. 31,
1926 in Cicero, Ill.
Mr. Kowal served with the U.S. Army during World
War II. He retired as a bank officer with Harris Trust and
Savings in Chicago with almost 40 years of service. He
moved to Holmes Beach in 1985, coming from LaGrange
Park and St. Charles, Ill., and was a member of the West-
bay Cove Condominium Association for 20 years. He
was a member of the American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post No. 24 of Bradenton, and was an active member of
St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, and most
recently St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradenton, having
moved to Bradenton in November 2011.
He was an avid golfer and fisherman and taught each
of his grandchildren to fish.
Services will be held at a later date in the Chicago
area with inurnment at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery
in Hillside, Ill. Memorial donations may be made to the
charity of one's choice. Condolences may be made online
Mr. Kowal Richard is survived by his wife of 62
years Marjorie (Mauck); children William and wife Laura
of Arlington Heights, Ill., Peggy and husband Doug
Fisher of Westmont, Ill., Mary Kay and husband Mick
Callaghan of Chicago, Carol and husband Dale Costan-
tino of Naperville, Ill., Nancy Mikeworth of Woodridge,
Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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By Mark Young
A 47-year-old Holmes Beach man faces two felony
charges after being arrested Oct. 6 for allegedly burglar-
izing a vehicle.
Roger Cliburn of 2710 Avenue C was seen by a
witness breaking into a car in the 2900
block of Avenue E, according to a prob-
able cause affidavit.
The witness told Holmes Beach
police that he saw Clibur loading CDs
and a stainless-steel flask into his back-
According to the report, the witness
knew the vehicle was not Cliburn's and confronted him.
Cliburn allegedly tried to return the items and apologized
Island police blotter
Oct. 2, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary.
A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy reported no
signs of forced entry after responding to a burglary com-
plaint. The complainant noted missing items, which were
not listed in the report.
Sept. 24, 500 block of Spring Avenue, criminal
mischief. A complainant reported someone had knocked
over his motorcycle while he was visiting a female friend,
causing more than $1,000 in damage. The victim told
a MCSO deputy that the woman's ex-boyfriend had
stopped by earlier and knew he was there visiting, but
he was not observed near the motorcycle.
Oct. 6, 300 block of South Bay Boulevard, bur-
glary. A complainant reported someone had entered his
residence and stole a television, blue-ray player and food
from his refrigerator, all valued at $145.
Oct. 8, 700 block of Fern Street, identity theft. A
man reported to a MCSO deputy that he believed some-
one was tampering with his identification. The man said
it has happened to him several times while "surfing"
the Web, according to the report. The complainant was
unable to provide any evidence.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Oct. 8, 100 block of Third Street, vehicle burglary.
A complainant told police she left her car doors unlocked
overnight. When she opened her vehicle the next day,
items valued at $4,420, including a laptop computer and
iPad were missing.
for stealing them.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail on the
felony burglary charge. While being processed, an intake
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy allegedly dis-
covered a small amount of marijuana in Cliburn's shirt
He was subsequently charged with a felony, introduc-
ing contraband into a detention facility.
Cliburn has a $5,000 bond on each felony charge.
As of Islander press time, he remained in custody on a
hold for contempt of court. According to court records,
Cliburn did not appear on a May 28 misdemeanor loiter-
Court records show Cliburn has a long list of arrests
for theft, burglary and drug possession dating back to
He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov.
2, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
Sept. 29, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, vehicle
burglary. An unknown person threw a rock through a
vehicle window and stole a checkbook and several per-
Sept. 28, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mis-
chief. A complainant reported someone had removed four
sections of fence from her backyard. Damages were esti-
mated at $200.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Oct. 1, 4400 block of 119th Street West, firebomb.
A complainant reported he heard a knock on his door.
When answered, he was confronted by a male dressed in
black, who began taunting him to come outside and fight.
The complainant declined, at which time another male
threw a bottle filled w ilh li hted gasoline on the victim's
front lawn. The bottle did not break and the fire went out.
Sheriff's deputies were unable to locate the suspects.
Oct. 4, 4400 block of 125th Street West, fraud. A
complainant reported she received a letter from Florida
Power & Light informing her that a second account in
her name had been opened. She told a MCSO deputy she
had not authorized the account.
Oct. 6, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, trespass
warning. A MCSO deputy responded to the listed address
and took a statement from a man saying he had been
assaulted, but the deputy determined the assault had
not occurred. The deputy determined the man who had
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opening a can of Red Bull inside the store, drinking it and
leaving without paying. According to the report, video
had captured the same man two days prior leaving the
store with a can of Red Bull without paying.
Oct. 8, 500 block of 67th Street, loitering and prowl-
ing. A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man was observed by
a witness to be peering into several unoccupied vehicles.
Police officers made contact with the man and found in
his possession "a large amount of change" and a box-
cutter tool. Police arrested him on the misdemeanor
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Quinn excited about tourism conference, trust slogan
By Rick Catlin
Sissy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island Preservation
Trust is one of the main organizers of the inaugural
Sustainable and Authentic Florida Conference starting
Oct. 17 in Anna Maria.
The conference is headquartered Oct. 17-19 at the
Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Quinn said it's taken her several years to put the
conference together and assemble the sponsors who
believe in ecotourism and sustaining the old Florida
atmosphere found on Anna Maria Island, preserving
She said her involvement in the conference encour-
aged the trust to look for a new brand that "better
explains the ideals of the AMIPT, both in our logo and
X eels we're starting to get a break from all that
summer heat. Time to get going on all the shopping and
fall projects you've been waiting to do. So, get out of
the heat-induced rut you've been in and duck into these
boutiques for a great time and fresh, fun items you won't
find anywhere else. It always feels good to shop local
and buy local.
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inventory sale. They've got great, fun stuff up to 50
percent off during the sale. Stop in and see Susan to see
all of the goodies she has in store for you.
Really Relish is our newest shop on the Tiki & Kitty
scene. Rhonda says stop by Relish Marketplace in the big
yellow house and say, "I love vintage," and you'll get $5
off any single article of vintage clothing.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach has new merchandise
every week. And remember, when you shop at Giving
Back, you get some awesome deals but also give back,
because all proceeds go to local charities.
Steff's Stuff Steff is back from vacation! Be on
the look out for her great antique and arts fairs that she'll
be starting up again soon. There's always something hap-
pening at her boutique in the Centre Shops on Longboat
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Tourism figures to climb with resort tax collection
By Rick Catlin
If resort tax collections by the Manatee County Tax
Collector's Office are any indication and they have
been for 17 of the past 18 months expect tourism
figures to be up for September.
The resort tax collection division of the county
office reported collections in August were up 14.8 per-
cent compared w ill \uiiiist 2011 $481,000 in 2012
to $419,000 in 2011.
The resort tax is the 5 percent paid on accommoda-
tion rentals of six months or less in the county.
For the past 18 months, tourism to Anna Maria
Island, Longboat Key and the Bradenton area as mea-
sured by studies by the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau has increased in keeping with resort tax
The big news for resort tax collections came in
June 2012, with collections at $739,000, a 28.1 percent
increase over the June 2011 amount of $577,000.
"This was a summer where business didn't slow
down that much at all," said Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
"It's been unbelievable. Like there was no summer
lull, even in late August. And in September it was
extremely busy on weekends. I think this past Septem-
ber will be one of our best ever for tourism," she said.
David Teitelbaum, who owns four resorts in Bra-
denton Beach, said his properties were packed June
through August, and that was in the face of Tropical
Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, which slowed tour-
In September, the island had about double its
normal rainfall and Teitelbaum said that didn't help
"Of course, September is traditionally our slowest
month on the island for tourism, so the rainfall didn't
hurt us that badly," he said.
All in all, summer business was up about 15 percent
for the three months of June through August compared
with the same three months last year, Teitelbaum said.
And the increase in tourism is reflected in resort tax
collections, which at $7.7 million through 11 months
had surpassed last year's record of $7.01 million in
collections, and September collections were still to
Sue Sinquefield of the county resort tax collec-
tions division said that since her office and agents have
become pro-active in finding tax dodgers, collections
have increased dramatically.
"It's also helped that stories in The Islander about
what happens to those who fail to register as a licensed
rental agent or report the tax collected," she said.
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Officials appeal for equitable tax
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Commission Carol Whitmore, an
island resident and former Holmes Beach mayor, agreed
that she often has a hard time convincing her commis-
sion colleagues that the island and Longboat Key and
the tourism and real estate buyers they bring are "the
engine that drives the economy."
Without the higher taxes collected from the barrier
islands, where properties are valued higher than those
on the mainland, Manatee County's budget would be a
lot smaller, she said.
Not to mention the 5 percent resort tax collected by
each accommodation owner or manager on rentals of six
months or less. The resort tax funds beach renourishment,
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the
convention center and a lot of county attractions that oth-
erwise would have to look elsewhere for funding.
She recalled how Holmes Beach was promised a
pier four years ago when the old one was torn down.
Then, at budget time, the other commissioners said the
county didn't have the money and every year it's the
"Well, there's plenty of money in the resort tax fund
and plenty of revenue from property taxes for the com-
mission to live up to its promise," Whitmore said.
Indeed. Manatee County collects $27.9 million in
property taxes from the barrier islands, about 20 per-
cent of the $161 million total collected countywide in
At the same time, the population of the barrier
islands is about 8,000 people, around 2.4 percent of the
county's 333,000 people, according to the latest census
She said most other county commissioners don't
see why they should fund a pier for Holmes Beach.
Whitmore stressed the pier is for more than just Holmes
Beach residents, it's for everybody in Manatee County
and for visitors.
It's not 2 percent of the population paying 20 per-
cent of the property taxes, but those 2 percent keep the
barrier islands clean and maintained in the old Florida
look and feel that brings tourists and investors to Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key. And they're not just
Anna Maria Island named
tops for retirement
Anna Maria Island has been named one of Ameri-
ca's top retirement locales for seniors.
Where to Retire magazine profiles Anna Maria
Island as a top retirement community in its November-
Editor Mary Lu Abbott said Anna Maria Island
was selected because it possesses qualities important
to today's retirees, such as an "old Florida feel, giving
retirees a respite from the crowds and congested free-
ways, yet still within reach of other urban amenities,"
according to Bay News 9.
The magazine also contains profiles of Englewood,
Fernandina Beach and Flagler Beach.
The story and magazine are not available for free,
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Another big help has been the efforts of Anna Maria
code enforcement officers and Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office deputies assigned to the MCSO-Anna Maria
"We've been getting a lot of tips from Anna Maria
that have resulted in a lot of collections, a lot of people
coming in from Anna Maria and saying they've heard
they have to register if they have a vacation rental,"
Sinquefield's division has one more month of col-
lections in the fiscal year. Resort tax collections are paid
one month in arrears.
"This summer, we really had a lot of people coming
in to register. We had a lot of busy days and people said
they'd read about the requirements for vacation proper-
ties," she added.
The resort tax is used to fund the Bradenton Area
Convention Center, the county's share of beach renour-
ishment projects, the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau budget, the Crosley Mansion and McK-
echnie Field, where the Pittsburgh Pirates hold spring
moving to the barrier islands, Whitmore said.
She said people moving into the Lakewood Ranch
area are attracted to Manatee County because of its
beaches. That's why developers in Lakewood Ranch
place photographs of island beaches on the cover sales
brochures and some even claim the beaches are just a
few minutes away from their development.
"And, sooner or later, all of those people are going
to come to the island. Look what happens on holiday
weekends," Whitmore said. "And the island cities are
responsible for those people."
Whitmore would like to determine if residents still
want a pier, then find a way to use resort tax or county
revenues to build one.
"It was such an attraction. Maybe not as good as the
Anna Maria City Pier, but still a place to go fish, watch
the sunset or just sit in the ocean breezes," she said.
Commissioners should look at the revenues the island
and Longboat Key deliver for the county and think about
giving some back to those cities, Whitmore said.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen agreed
the beaches eventually bring everyone to the island.
What other county commissioners may not understand,
she said, is "The island has to provide roads, sewers,
public parking, rest rooms and law enforcement for all
those people," she said.
But island residents can't convince the five other
county commissioners outside of Whitmore and Com-
missioner Chair John Chappie to fund a new pier, she
Peelen agreed this is just one example of the county
commission taking dollars paid by island residents and
By Rick Catlin
Based upon information from the Multiple Listing
Service used by island real estate agents, single-family
home sales climbed compared to last year. At the same
time, the average home price declined.
Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty, 5309 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, said the MLS for June-August in 2011
reported 76 single-family homes and condominiums
sold at an average price of $478,300.
Smart buyers, however, sat on the sidelines and
waited as prices continued to fall, Brisson said.
"Island real estate is always in demand, and the
smart buyers got some great bargains this past summer,"
The MLS showed 84 units were sold in the June-
August 2012 period at an average price of $440,671.
That's an increase in sales during that period of
10.5 percent compared with the same three months in
2011, while home prices on Anna Maria Island during
the same three months fell 7.9 percent against 2011
Surprisingly, Brisson said, September also was a
good month for real estate on the island.
"Traditionally, September is the slowest month of
the year," said Brisson, but MLS figures show 29 sales
that month at an average price of $482,855.
"That's a very good September," he said.
In September 2011, 23 sales were reported on the
MLS at an average price of $497,000.
"We are definitely moving up in sales. I can't pre-
dict that prices will keep falling, but it appears sellers
are anxious to make a deal," he said.
Brisson said buyers should not use the data pub-
lished by the Florida Real Estate Association, which
reported a 10 percent increase in the June-August period
state-wide in sales of existing homes.
"The island is always different than the mainland,"
Additionally, the data was for existing homes, and
did not include new construction.
Brisson said after a recent slump in sales that lasted
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 17, 2012 19
using them for other projects on the mainland.
"Two percent of the people accounting for 20 per-
cent of the taxes and not getting a fair return is just
ridiculous," she said.
"These islands are the economic support systems for
the county. Getting something back for all that money
we pay would be nice. We should even talk about allow-
ing the island cities a say in how the resort taxes are
spent," Peelen said.
In fiscal year 2010-11, the resort tax collected
exceeded $7 million and this year, 2011-12, is on pace
to exceed that record by August, a month before the
fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.
The resort tax is the 5 percent paid on all rentals
of six months or less in the county. The money funds
the county's share of beach renourishment projects, the
Bradenton Area Convention Center and the BACVB
budget, in addition to other county attractions.
Anna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland also
would like the city to be able to collect some of the
resort tax for infrastructure.
"I don't like to be dependent on anybody. Give us
the ability to regulate and collect some, or all, of the
resort tax," he said.
Anna Maria has 1,500 residents but on a holiday
weekend there may be 10,000 more people in the city.
"They use our roads, and go to the city pier, which
has always been the No. 1 tourist attraction in the
county, and we have to provide law enforcement for
everybody using just our revenues," he said.
The city has to maintain the pier with no county
assistance, but the pier is always used as a marketing
and advertising tool, Woodland said, noting the BACVB
gets all its budget from resort tax collections.
"Yet, we get nothing from the county for taking
care of the pier and infrastructure," he said. "And look
at the revenues the county collects from our city."
The barrier islands contribute a greater proportion
of property and resort tax revenues than its population,
but appears immune to pleas for assistance in fixing up
the city pier, he noted.
Woodland would like to see the day when the city
has some control over its own resort tax collections.
several years, it's good to see buyers coming to the
"If I was a serious buyer, I don't think I'd wait too
long before I got off the fence," he said.
That's a different prediction from last summer,
when Brisson said smart buyers were waiting on the
"The smart buyers have made their move," he
Nicole Skaggs of Big Fish Real Estate couldn't
agree more with Brisson.
"Normally, we kick back in September, take a vaca-
tion or rest, but not this year," Skaggs said.
"This was the busiest September I've seen since
about 2004 or 2005. Everybody's been kicking you
know what. Inventory is down about 40 percent from
last year and that's a good thing," she added.
"Sometimes, it's hard now to find exactly what the
buyer wants. That wasn't a problem three years ago,"
she said because of the high inventory in the market.
Waterfront properties are always higher than
inland on the island, but those inland properties
on the island are where the best bargains are still
"But there are still great bargains on the water, you
just have to pay a bit more. And I see these waterfront
prices inching up," she said.
Skaggs said her advice is to buy now. She wouldn't
be surprised if prices start climbing this winter
In addition to buyers from Canada and the Midwest,
Skaggs has seen quite a few Europeans in the market
for real estate.
Island prices drop, sales volume rises
20 0 OCT 17, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Court to hear motions in HB v. BB 27th Street dispute
By Kathy Prucnell
The 12th Judicial Circuit Court is set to hear several
motions next week one on behalf of each party in
the ongoing litigation over the ownership of 27th Street
in Bradenton Beach.
Holmes Beach filed a lawsuit in May asking the court
to declare as public a portion of the street adjacent to a
city of Holmes Beach boundary and the Sandpiper Resort,
a mobile home cooperative in Bradenton Beach.
The street runs east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay at
the border of the two cities.
The lawsuit also seeks a court order requiring the
Sandpiper to remove gates and private property signs
from a Sandpiper fence, and to remove part of the fence
for access to adjoining property in Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach's motion, filed in July by Charles
F. Johnson of the Bradenton law firm of Blalock Walters,
P.A., contends Holmes Beach failed to set forth a legal
claim that could allow a court to declare 27th Street a
The motion also argues that Holmes Beach lacks
standing to request the relief sought, and fails to contain
proper allegations for the requested court order to remove
the signs, fence or gate.
In August, city of Holmes Beach attorneys Jim Dye
and Patricia Petruff filed a motion for entry of default
against Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. for failing to file a
responsive pleading to the Holmes Beach action in accor-
dance with court rules.
In September, Sandpiper attorney Charles Webb
filed a motion to dismiss and strike the Holmes Beach
lawsuit for unnecessarily attaching exhibits, failing
to plead grounds for the declaratory relief requested,
failing to plead facts that allege a right or interest in
the property and for pleading legal conclusions rather
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park last winter. Sand-
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way for overflow parking.
S Park residents hoped the
gated entries would keep
people from trespass-
ing in the private park.
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The hearing on all three motions is set for 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, before Judge Diana Moreland in the
Manatee County Courthouse, 1115 Manatee Ave. W.,
At the Oct. 9 meeting of the Holmes Beach City
Commission, Commissioner Jean Peelen continued her
objection to the suit, saying $17,000 in attorney's fees
have been spent thus far by the city.
Holmes Beach commissioners dive into pool, parking changes
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach City commissioners voted unani-
mously Oct. 9 to approve the first reading of amendments
to the land development code affecting residential dis-
tricts one relating to pools and another on parking.
Commissioners decided to implement the rules Nov.
1 but the measure still needs to be approved on final
reading, which is expected Oct. 23.
The proposed LDC changes include establishing
5-foot setbacks for new swimming pools, decks and
ancillary structures where an 18-inch separation is now
required, and a requirement for one parking space for
each bedroom in residential dwellings, as is currently the
rule for resort housing.
The pool-related amendment also would establish a
6-foot height restriction on slides and other pool equip-
ment and add a requirement to install sound-baffling
enclosures on pool motors adjacent to residential prop-
Commissioners also discussed the construction of
pools in relation to corner lots, and determined the current
code allows such construction.
Related to new and existing home construction, city
attorney Patricia Petruff brought to commissioners the
planning commission recommendation related to parking
places for homes with three or more sleeping rooms.
"You're best to grandfather existing units," she said
about the residential parking requirements. "And then for
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Petruff said for three or more bedrooms or rooms
suitable for sleeping purposes, there would need to be
an additional parking space to the two already required.
The planning commission also recommended insert-
ing a minimum size 9 by 18 feet parking space. Petruff
said this limitation is existing law found in another part
of the code.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger asked whether the language
would invalidate a 20 percent or less parking requirement
in some areas. Petruff said she'd look into it, but believed
that to be a commercial zoning exception.
In another first reading, the commission voted unani-
mously to amend its code of ordinances to allow for an
alternate voting member on the planning commission.
Commission Chair David Zaccagnino had suggested
adding a planning commission alternate Aug. 28 after a
3-2 vote that chose Scott Rudacille to fill the vacancy of
the late Mike Snyder from among a field of three.
A unanimous vote approved Barbara Hines as an
alternate, pending legal review, with the stipulation the
alternate be expected to regularly attend meetings.
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Anna Maria readies for cell tower proposals
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria residents may someday get a signal -
cell phone service if the city proceeds with its plan to
build a cell tower at city hall and attracts some interest.
Anna Maria commissioners Oct. 11 agreed to
request proposals for a cell tower at city hall, 10005 Gulf
They agreed with the findings of consultant Rusty
Monroe of the Center for Municipal Solutions: The prop-
erty at city hall is the best location for such a structure in
Commissioners voted 5-0 to have Mayor Mike Selby
begin the proposal process.
"For nothing else," said Selby, "we need better cell
tower service for the safety of everyone in the city."
Some commissioners wondered if the communica-
tions contractor would guarantee space on the tower for a
variety of carriers' equipment. Monroe said that is some-
thing he couldn't guarantee.
"It's all revenue driven," he said, adding that if the
operator can't bring in $90,000-$100,000 per month in
revenue, it's not worth the deal.
"And there is no guarantee you will get any carri-
ers," Monroe said, although he qualified that by saying he
believes at least one or two will jump in immediately.
"But I'm not going to rely upon an\ llingi but a signed
contract. I've seen too many situations where the carriers
just get up and walk away from the deal," Monroe said.
Selby and Monroe will now prepare the RFP
In other business, Selby said he would talk to Anna
Maria City Pier tenant Mario Schoenfelder next week
about a water taxi service at the pier.
Capt. Jeff Stevens, a partner in a water taxi venture,
said the people using the shuttle would be coming from
other destinations, primarily downtown Bradenton.
They would ride aboard the Island Pearl, a vessel that
seats 49 people. The trips would cruise the Manatee River
and Perico Bayou waterways, stop at Fort Desoto Park in
Pinellas County, then Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach.
A Holmes Beach stop also is in the works, he said.
Webb favored the plan, but he said he opposes shuttle
S... Rusty Monroe of the
Am Center for Municipal
4 r-Solutions attends
the Anna Maria City
V Oct. 11, when com-
his role in a request
for proposals for a
cell tower. Monroe
advised the city on
its new cell tower
Photo: Rick Catlin
passengers parking cars at the pier.
Additional discussion is expected at the commis-
sion's Nov. 29 work session.
Commissioners traded ideas about parking at the
east end of Pine Avenue and at the city pier. Everyone
appeared to have a different opinion about how parking
should be arranged.
Commissioner John Quam proposed converting
enough of the city's six-parcel lot to allow 20 paid park-
ing spaces and see how that plan works.
Woodland favored some of the ,'t .x I i in,. but Webb
reminded commissioners of what was said when the six
lots at corner were purchased. "We said we would never
use this for parking, not even a portion. It was always
intended as a park or open space," he said.
Commissioners voted 4-1 to keep the present parking
arrangement, with Quam the lone vote against.
At present, no parking is allowed on the vacant city
property, although it was allowed during the previous
In legal business, Dye told commissioners a judge
ruled against Barbara Nally in her motion against the
city and Pine Avenue Restoration LLC for using a shell
mix for sidewalks instead of concrete. Nally said she
had agreed to concrete, not filter mix, in the August 2011
settlement with PAR and the city.
Dye said the judge noted Nally had waited almost six
months to lodge a complaint, so she couldn't have been
that unhappy with the sidewalks.
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invite you to celebrate a fun, safe Halloween
and a howling good time Oct. 31!
Everyone's welcome to The Islander Halloween Critter Corral. Costumed
canines will be judged for scariest, most original and silliest, as well as
pet-owner look-alikes. Gather at the office. 5404 Marina Drive. Holmes
Beach registration beginning at 5 p.m. and judging at 5:30 p.m.
Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the AMI Chamber of Commerce
office with a kid's costume contest and then a trick-or-treating adventure in
downtown Holmes Beach, followed by trails in both Anna Maria and Braden-
ton Beach businesses. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral
and view the costumed animals.
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20 Did ordinary writing
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came fully loaded?
25 Belgian river to the
26 Minnesota Fats's
player in "The
28 Writer Ernle
29 Before, in brief
30 Good locale for
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33 Mysterious figure
34 Windy City trains
35 Berlin article
39 Ammo that's still on
the store shelf?
43 Khan (villain in
45 Getting on the board
46 Root word?
49 Director Jean
50 Orch section
53 Some bleating?
55 Little victory
57 Dying words, in
58 "Put on itl"
59 It may be drawn at
60 For fear that
61 Salsa ingredient
63 Excitement over
68 Gold units Abbr
70 Have a loan from
71 "Shallow ___" (Jack
72 He-man's nickname
73 Bind tightly
74 Avoid a scalping?
78 Sackcloth material
79 "Grease" singer
80 1998 Sarah
81 Alone, as a female
82 A/C meas
85 Fort Ontario
87 ID for a certain
91 Go out for a while?
92 Show, quickly
93 Jump on the ice
95 Earth, in
100 Kind of exercise
101 Infant's shoe
102 One rummaging
103 Take a fresh look
104 Baby One
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2 Dancer Ginger
3 Of (somewhat)
4 People wear masks in
5 Sticking point?
7 Kick the bucket
8 Basketball shooting
9 Playground retort
11 Summer hrs in
14 Runner's unit
15 Good "Wheel" buy
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19 Third of three
24 Going (for)
27 "Penny -
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32 Actor Claude of
33 Alma mater of
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36 Moundsman Dave
37 Deep ravine
38 Get excited
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AME kids continue giving ways, giving to Haitian youth
By Kathy Prucnell
It's been less than two years since Haiti was rocked
by the devastating earthquake that sent millions into tent
cities in and around Port-au-Prince.
And for the fifth year, Anna Maria Island Elemen-
tary School fourth-grade teacher Pidge Taylor and her
daughter Courtney Taylor, 25, are reaching out to help
the people of Haiti.
Taylor's fourth-grade class began collecting items
Oct. 1 for an orphanage and school in Cit6 Soleil, con-
sidered the poorest, most-densely populated area in Port-
Courtney will make the trip for her fifth year since
2008 as a support arm of Young Life, a Christian outreach
ministry where she works as a counselor for youth func-
tions and summer camps.
In 1982, the ministry started Cit6 Soleil's Good Shep-
herd School, a school for children of all ages and a trade
school for adults, she said.
During her trips between 2008 and 2011, Courtney
saw Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake.
"The difference was there was so much rubble. The
Monday, Oct. 22
Record Day No School for Students.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit or Waffle.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Shrimp Poppers, Warm Roll, Apple-
sauce, Carrot Coins, Mini Romaine Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel or
Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Hot Ham and Cheese, Peach Cup,
Mixed Veggies, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich or Ultimate Breakfast Round.
Lunch: Taco, Refried Beans, Pizza Bagels, Strawberry and
Banana Cup, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Friday, Oct. 26
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Super Round.
Lunch: Pizza Choice, Fish Sandwich, Corn, Sliced Pears,
Frozen Fruit Slushie, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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buildings have not been rebuilt, and the amount of people
in the tent cities there were millions," she said.
From Miami, Haiti is a 90-minute plane ride, she
said, adding perhaps people here don't realize how close
they are to a country in extreme poverty.
"It's so close. The kids there don't have food at home.
Their only meals are at school. To see how grateful these
kids are for rice is astonishing."
Education, food and clothes are all important for the
survival of Haiti's children, she said.
This year, Taylor and her students are collecting
items to make pillowcase dresses for Haitian girls in its
Helping Hands for Haiti project.
"Last year we made these beautiful dresses and you
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should have seen how their faces lit up," said Courtney.
"They looked like princesses. Most of them don't have
clothes outside of the school uniform."
According to Pidge Taylor, the fourth-grade project is
in need of new oi 1ligllhl used cotton pillowcases of any
size brightly colored and patterned cases are especially
appreciated and 1/2-inch wide ribbon.
Courtney Taylor said she hopes people also will con-
sider sponsoring a child in Haiti, and recommended they
visit the website at www.haitichildsponsorship.org.
To support the AME fourth-grade class project, pil-
lowcases and supplies may be dropped off at the school,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call Pidge Taylor at 941- 708-
5525, ext. 2047.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 5-7 p.m., PTO dinner, cafeteria,
hosted by Anna Maria Oyster Bar, followed by third-
grade play, auditorium.
Saturday, Oct. 27: 9-11 a.m., costume parade, Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive,
to AME, followed 11 a.m.-3 p.m. by the AME-PTO Fall
Festival, school grounds.
Monday, Oct. 29: Fall fundraiser Otis Spunkmayer
Tuesday, Oct. 30: CrossPointe Fellowship third-
Monday, Nov. 5: 3:15 p.m., Student Advisory Coun-
cil meeting, library.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Orga-
nization board meeting, conference room.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m., PTO dinner in the caf-
eteria, followed by fourth-grade play, auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 19-Friday, Nov. 23: Fall/Thanksgiv-
Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m., Spring Fling Kick-
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24 0 OCT 17, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
As fall weather arrives, AMI sports thrive
Kevin P. Cassidy
The youth soccer league saw another great week
of action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Edgewater Realty is taking control of the two-team 14-17
division with a 3-1-1 record, while West Coast Air Con-
ditioning sits at 1-3-1.
Steam Designs continues to chase the elusive per-
fect season with a 5-0 record in the 11-13 division. They
hold a commanding 9-point advantage over second-place
LPAC, which sits at 2-2. Jen Crady Massage follows in
the standings at 1-2-1 and Wash Family Construction is
in fourth place with 0-4-1.
The 8-10 division continues to be the most competi-
tive on the field. Lobstahs, with a 5-0-1 record is tied for
first place withAmerican Marine, which is 5-1-1. Tyler's
Ice Cream is alone in third place with a 4-2-0 record. Best
Buy is in fourth place with a 3-5-0, followed by Miller
Electric at 2-6 and LaPensee Plumbing at 0-5.
LaPensee put a scare into unbeaten Lobstahs during
their Oct. 8 matchup, but the 8-10 division first-place
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Allie Connelly. Sam Bowers scored the lone goal for the
plumbers in the loss.
Best Buy exploded for seven goals in defeating Miller
Electric in the second 8-10 division game of the evening.
Daniel Fritz led the way with four goals, while Jaclyn
Schlossberg scored two and Olivia Sizler added one in the
victory. Ava Zink scored two goals and Madelyn Rogers
added one goal to lead Miller Electric in the loss.
American Marine defeated Best Buy 6-3 during 8-10
division soccer Oct. 9. Tyler Brewer scored four goals
and David Daigle added two to lead the American effort.
Daniel Fritz scored all three goals to lead Best Buy in the
Tyler's Ice Cream cruised to a 7-4 victory over Miller
Electric in the second 8-10 division game of the night.
Daniel Sentman scored four goals to lead Tyler's, which
also received two goals from Giana Sparks and one goal
from German Rivera. Ava Zink and Dalton Guthrie each
scored two goals to lead the way for Miller.
LPAC slipped past Wash Family Construction in
11-13 division action Oct. 10. Tyler Pearson led LPAC
with three goals and Zach Fernandez added one to lead
LPAC in the victory. Ben Connors scored two goals and
Tyler Yavalar added one for Wash in the loss.
Steam Designs remained undefeated with a 4-1 vic-
tory over Jen Crady Massage in the second 11-13 division
game of the night. Nico Calleja led the way with two
goals while Gavin Sentman and Christian Daniels each
notched one goal in the victory. Abby Achor scored the
lone goal for Jen Crady Massage.
West Coast Air Conditioning earned a 2-2 tie with
undefeated Edgewater Realty during 14-17 soccer action
Oct. 10. Max Miller and Carolyn Cullinan each scored
a goal for WCAC, while Joey Carder scored both goals
Edgewater Realty then earned a shutout over WCAC
Oct. 8 behind two goals from Max Driscoll and single
goals from Kieran Grumley, Derek Pulch and Joey
Adult basketball continues
Best Buy continues to lead the adult coed basketball
league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with
a 5-0 record. Eat Here sits alone in second place with
a 3-2 record, while Gator Man Pools, Agnelli Pool &
Spas and Island Real Estate follow in the standings with
matching 2-3 records. The Feast brings up the rear with
Captain Mark Howard
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a 1-4 record.
The Feast earned its first victory on the season
during Oct. 9 action, defeating Agnelli Pool & Spa 40-38.
Michael Haynes led the way with 17 points and four
assists while Nate Coleman added 14 points and five
Jordan Demers scored 16 points and grabbed eight
rebounds to lead Agnelli Pool & Spa, which also received
8 points from Chad Woods and 7 points from Jonathan
Moss in the loss.
Antwan Jackson exploded for 49 points while also
grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds as Best Buy defeated
Gator Man Pools 82-71. Tyler Bekkerus added 15 points
and Brandon Kern finished with 14 points in the vic-
Richard Atkins led Gator Man Pools with 21 points
and 11 rebounds, while Sean Hubbard added 19 points,
12 rebounds and four assists. Evan Wolfe chipped in with
13 points and Alban Gesa finished with 12 points in the
Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net golf match Oct. 9. Christina Mason
won Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 to finish one shot
ahead of second-place finisher Helen Pollock. Joyce
Brown took third place with a 1-over 33.
Flight B winner was Terry Westby with a 1-under-
par 31. Fran Barford took second place with a 2-over-par
34, while Ginny Nunn Upshaw and Sue Wheeler tied for
third place at 3-over 35.
Helen Pollock chipped in on the first hole, while Liz
Lang did the same on the seventh hole.
Only two teams advanced to the knockout round
during Oct. 13 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
Hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels and Norm Good both
threw double ringers on the way to a 21-8 victory over Jay
Disbrow and Tom Skoloda in the championship match.
Samuels and Disbrow were the only team with a 3-0
pool play record and were the Oct. 10 outright champs.
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.
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As area water temps drop, fishing heats up
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Politics may be heating up, but everyone agrees fish-
ing is great as the weather and the waters around Anna
Maria Island begin to cool off.
Migratory species are on their fall southern migration,
which is providing excellent fishing. King and Spanish
mackerel are swarming bait schools within a mile of the
beaches. Jack crevalle, blue runners and ladyfish are doing
the same within casting distance of the shoreline. Also
along the shoreline are flounder, whiting and pompano.
On the grass flats, expect to find good numbers of
spotted seatrout around sandy potholes. Top-water plugs
used in the early morning are a sure way to get some
explosive action and some big trout. As the sun gets
higher in the sky, switch to soft plastics on a jig head.
Redfish are schooling on flats from Terra Ceia Bay
south to the Ringling Bridge. Once you locate a school,
quietly approach it and fish with artificial like gold
spoons, top-water plugs or soft plastics. Remember,
when these fish school up, they see a lot of pressure from
anglers, so go early and be the first boat to fish them.
Also, catch-and-release snook are moving from the
beaches and passes onto the grass flats and into the bays.
Live bait fishing with shiners is a sure-fire way to hook
up these highly sought after game fish.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier is seeing plenty of migratory species feed-
ing on the abundance of flushing baitfish under the pier.
Spanish mackerel and schooley kingfish are gorging
themselves on scaled sardines and threadfin herring. Pier
fishers using Gotcha plugs are cashing in on the action
with limits of Spanish mackerel. As for the kings, most
are running under the minimum 24 inches, although you
never know when a 30-pound smoker will hook up.
Along with mackerel are jack crevalle, blue runners
and ladyfish. You can catch these on the same plugs as
for the macks and kings, and silver spoons and various
colors of small buck-tail jigs will work, too.
Gag grouper are still being caught. Keeper-size fish
of 26 inches and up are being caught on live pinfish and
small blue runners. Try casting these baits out to the artifi-
cial reef on the south side of the pier to find some hungry
grouper. Remember, we only have until Oct. 31 to harvest
these fish, so now is the time to stock up.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says redfish are
taking up residence around the pier. "I saw one red that
measured 40 inches," says Malfese, "but the rest that are
being caught are slot-size fish."
Pier fishers using live shiners, pinfish or shrimp are
getting in on the action. To target these fish, try using a
heavy split shot to keep your bait under the pier and on
Flounder and mangrove snapper also are coming to
the pier deck. To catch these species, fish the same as you
would the reds. These fish also like to hang around the
structure, close to or on the bottom. Average size of the
flounder is 12 inches, although fish up to 16 inches are
being landed. For the snapper, fish at the minimum of 10
inches are the norm.
Now that the baitfish are back at the pier, the migra-
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Jim Keyes of Island Discount Tackle, son Christian, 6,
right, and Antonio Hiscox, 7, show off a king mack-
erel they hooked off the beach while fishing with Capt.
tory species are back, too. Don't go to the pier without
a couple of Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or white speck
rigs. For the macks, expect to catch fish up to 18 inches
to the fork of the tail. As for the ladyfish and jacks, fish
up to 2 pounds are the norm.
Capt. Warren Girle is taking charters to offshore
structure in search of gag grouper. Trolling big-lipped
plugs like the Mann's Stretch 30 is resulting in gag grou-
per up to 30 inches in water depths of 40 to 45 feet.
Once his clients have limited out on grouper, Girle
is switching to bait fishing. Anchoring over structure,
Girle drops live shiners to the bottom to target mangrove
snapper and Key West grunts. Mangrove snapper up to
16 inches are the norm. As for the Key West grunts, there
is no size or bag limit.
Also around the structure offshore, are Spanish
mackerel, bonito and king mackerel. For these species,
Girle is free-lining live shiners behind the boat. To get the
target in a feeding mood, Girle likes to simultaneously
chum and cast live shiners.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting Sarasota Bay
redfish with good results. Using top-water plugs or soft
plastics on a jig head, his clients are bringing in bull reds
in the 29-inch range. In the same areas on the same lures,
he is catching spotted seatrout up to 23 inches.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is work-
ing southern Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Sound for some
great flats fishing action. Using live shiners for bait, Gross
is leading his clients to a variety of backwater species.
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around mangrove edges adjacent to deep sandy potholes.
Chumming with live shiners, Gross is getting reds on the
hook in the 18- to 22-inch range, although fish up to 27
inches are being caught.
In these same areas, Gross is finding a good catch-
and-release snook bite. Most snook are in the 20- to
Finally, Gross is fishing deeper grass flats for spotted
seatrout. Gross likes to find large flats that are peppered
with sandy potholes when targeting trout. By moving
from hole to hole, he is able to produce limits of keeper-
size fish for his anglers.
Johnny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of
good action around the fishing piers on the north end of
Anna Maria Island and around Bean Point. Fishers using
artificial, such as Gotcha plugs, spoons and jigs, are catch-
ing a variety of migratory species Spanish mackerel,
blue runners, jack crevalle and ladyfish. From the beach
casters, Keyes is hearing of similar catches, including pom-
pano and flounder.
From the grass flats, Keyes is hearing of schooling
redfish. Breeder schools of these fish are appearing any-
where from Terra Ceia Bay to the north all the way to
southern Sarasota Bay. You can either live-bait fish these
schools or use artificial, such as gold spoons, top water
plugs or soft plastics.
Fishers at nearshore structure are catching good num-
bers of macks, shark and barracuda, Keyes reports. Best
bet to work the reefs is a live well full of shiners. Once
you' ve caught some macks, try using them for bait for the
sharks and 'cuda and hang on for some drag-screaming
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters
reports an exciting week of fishing, thanks largely to the
cooler water temps.
"On a recent trip we hooked mackerel, kingfish,
cobia and big spinner sharks and blacktips," Howard
"The spinner sharks, are some of the most exciting
fighters in our waters with leaps 10 feet out of the water.
It is a sight to behold," he said.
Howard suggests upsizing your tackle for any chance
of landing these toothy predators.
Inshore fishing has been good with trout, redfish and
catch-and-release snook chewing on the moving tides.
Shiners are Howard's bait of choice for the trio.
Flounder have been feeding, with some nice-sized
doormats mixed in the bunch.
"This weeks 'High Hook' went to Cindi Heinz with a
37-inch snook landed from a nearshore reef on a mackerel
rig," said Howard.
Looking forward, the coming high tides will provide
excellent opportunities. Howard recommends following
the tides up onto the flats and into the bushes as you work
the fish, "Remember to keep the slack out of your line
to be able to feel the thump of the fish as it inhales your
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mustard on cafe
Rhonda Grote of the Relish Marketplace, 503 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, in the Anna Maria Historic Green Vil-
lage is moving on up, taking on a new challenge, putting
the mustard on the hot dog along with the relish, so to
She started with a small boutique specializing in
upscale, upcycle fashions for women and the home, and
she upsized several months ago to the large "lodge" -
the former Angler's Lodge at the same complex.
Her success is showing.
She's now jumping into the Village Cafe at Rosedale,
also in the historic village, and is renaming it Relish Cafe
at the Marketplace.
Grote said the cafe would close Oct. 22 for remodel-
ing and have a soft reopening Nov. 7.
"We're going to gently reopen our doors, but people
are already telling me how excited they are," she said.
That could well be, because Grote a smart, new
Southern woman plans a modern, Southern-style
eatery in what she calls the "new South motif."
While some standard fare, such as barbecue ribs and
fried chicken, will be on the new menu, Grote plans to
use Southern-style ingredients for other meals also. The
salads, for example, will include corbread croutons.
Southern breakfast meals also will be served, includ-
ing traditional fare, biscuits and gravy and grits.
Grote plans to also create a market in the cafe, where
Sally McClure will sell culinary accessories, dinnerware,
cutlery, pots and pans, and other kitchen items.
"The idea is to give customers the feeling they are
eating in a country store," Grote said.
As far as hours go, Grote says, "We'll see how it
goes. Hours of operation in Anna Maria are always sub-
ject to change, so we'll see what the locals want to do."
"We'll be changing the interior of the cafe, but not
our attitudes. We're still going to have the same big smiles
and the same great service. We're for Anna Maria all the
way," she said.
Khonda Grote, left, of the Kelish Marketplace, 0J3
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, is the new operator/tenant of
the Village Cafe at Rosedale, also at 503 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. With her is Sally McClure, who will
manage the Home Again Market at the cafe. Islander
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Havana Cabana returns
to former location
The Havana Cabana Grill, 5904 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, has reopened with owners John Droukas
and Isabella Elliott offering Caribbean-Mediterranean
cuisine, including Cuban and Greek specialties.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Elliott said
the Palomilla steak has quickly become one of the most
popular entrees. The entree is a classic Cuban flat steak
accompanied by yellow rice, black beans and sweet plan-
tains, Elliott said.
Sandwiches and Greek salads also are on the menu,
in addition to hot wraps and other sandwiches, including
a Cuban and a Philly cheese steak.
The Cabana crew also offers Cuban breakfast spe-
cialties, along with an American-style breakfast, Elliott
Free delivery is available and desserts include key
lime pie empanadas and smoothies.
And what would a Cuban restaurant be without
Cuban coffee and cafe con leche? said Elliott.
"We' d dearly love to see all our old friends and new
ones come by and try our menu. I think everyone will be
delighted," she said.
To reach the restaurant, call 941-254-4999.
Chiles' group donates
to child hunger
The Ed Chiles' group of restaurants on Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key the Sandbar, BeachHouse
and Mar Vista raised more than $125,000 in Septem-
ber to support Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid
The restaurant chain donated $1 from the sale of each
burger and grouper sandwich sold Sept. 16-23.
Owner Ed Chiles said the effort was part of a nation-
wide campaign by Share Our Strength to feed the more
than 16 million school-age children who don't get enough
to eat each day.
The promotion by the Chiles Group is "just one way
we can support the No Kid Hungry campaign," Chiles
During the promotion, customers were encouraged
to order hamburgers or grouper sandwiches and many
ordered several sandwiches to take with them, Chiles
For more information, call 941-778-0444.
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The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce held a
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SI i 5, to celebrate the 10th anni-
S versary of Bridge Street Interi-
I ors, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton
L Beach. From right are Mary
S Ann Brockman of the chamber,
co-owner Matt Wolfe, Sarah
Meaker of the chamber, co-
owner Deb Wolfe, Lori Gyson,
Barb Siwa Bradenton Beach
.- Mayor John ShlnIghI i and
Nancy Sutton Scott. Islander
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Chamber seeks volunteers
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
looking for volunteers for the 12th annual Bayfest from
5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat-
urday, Oct. 20.
A chamber press release said volunteers can wear
their colors company shirts with logos while vol-
unteering to assist at the beer, wine and rum booths.
Proceeds raised by the chamber go toward the cham-
ber's college scholarship fund.
Chamber vice president Deb Wing said chamber
members interested in volunteering should call her at
The phone number forAMI Outfitters, 505 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, is 941-224-4996. A press release last week
from the company had the wrong number.
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Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola or west Bradenton?
How about a new product, service, anniversary, new hire,
new owners or an award-winning staff member? Call
Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail the information to
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cream with glass top. $400, firm, on second floor.
BARSTOOLS: TWO, NEW, contemporary, chrome
with white seats, $100 each. 941-792-7605.
SOLAR PANELS, POOL, excellent, $39.941-778-
RECLINER: DARK BLUE corduroy, very good
condition, $100 firm. 941-795-3837.
APPLIANCES: ALL WHITE, Whirlpool refrigerator,
25.2, side-by-side, ice maker, $250, Whirlpool
range and microwave, $150 each, Maytag dish-
washer, $150. 941-795-8626.
ELECTRIC DINING FIXTURE: $25. 941-795-
HUGE COLLECTION OF vinyl LPs, 1940s through
various artists, $60 takes it. 941-778-6766.
TWO PARTIAL PAILS of good drywall compound,
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.
FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 3 HON
2-drawer black metal and 4 attractive 2-drawer
wood files. One legal and one letter-size 2-drawer
files. Various office supplies. Also selling antique
wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art,
some framed. Many local artists. Home decor.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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
email@example.com, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-
made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related
stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South Afri-
can gifts and much more.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES with Cheryl
Jorgensen at Crosspointe Fellowship. Classes
start Oct. 31,10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through
April. Call Cheryl, 941-580-3385.
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,
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to the Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
YARD SALE: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday, Oct. 19-20. Lots of really great stuff! 529
and 531 69th St., Holmes Beach.
REWARD: FAVORITE BIKE sold by mistake at
garage sale Saturday, Oct. 13, Sixth Avenue,
Holmes Beach. Old grey/blue paint, men's racer
type, rusted, Christmas lights on handle bars.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are look-
ing for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
2008 EZ GO golf cart, batteries 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-
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 Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street.
Experienced Realtors needed to handle walk-ins
and Internet leads. Call Lynn, Edgewater Real
TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players
for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience
required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Please come in for an application.
DELI CLERK WANTED: Part-time, 20-25 hours a
week. Must be flexible and have good interper-
sonal skills. Apply at Jessie's Island Store, 5424
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Working to save you money
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trust-
worthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student.
Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
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.
SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide
care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years
experience. Diana or Gary, 941-545-7114.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solv-
ing for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, West-
coast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION:
Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free esti-
mate. Registered and insured. Island discount.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
HOME CLEANING: WE take scrubbing seriously.
For a clean home, call 941-778-1014. References
PIANO LESSONS: EXPERIENCED degree
teacher, beginning to advanced, ages 5-75. Les-
sons tailored to your needs. Beginning voice les-
sons also available. 941-761-2440.
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade.
Hardware, software and network repair. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our ser-
vices. We now offer residential cleaning. Family
owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and
service, now in your home. 941-383-1222.
AMI COMPUTER: SOLUTIONS for computer
problems solved at your home or office. Wire-
less networking, virus/spyware prevention and
removal, repairs, software upgrades, advise and
STAY-AT-HOME mom willing to babysit all ages. 7
a.m.-7 p.m. and more. Fenced-in backyard, lots
of toys and learning experience. 941-448-0134.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION: Professional cleaner
and organizer, extremely detailed. Kathy, 941-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i":l i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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rN: i:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima.:
Call Dan, 941-713-3108
Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, if> ~
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. "
Call Junior, 807-1015
"- HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
JoesDh LaBrecaue *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
941.896.5256-office Free Estimates Licensed
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BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than
19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
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CANAL AND BAY VIEWS: Holmes Beach canal
home with 3BR/3BA. Direct open bay view across
the street. Quiet street. Great location, not far from
BEACHFRONT DUPLEX Exceptional views
from this ground level, 4 BR/2BA located on a
quiet side street. Beach-side porch & sundeck.
BEACH FRONT CONDO: Updated 2 BR/2BA
condo located on the beach. Exceptional views of
the Gulf, spacious screened porch, large heated pool.
Selling furnished. $475,000.
KEY ROYALE. Outstanding 5,000 SF 4BR home
with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two fireplaces,
elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy.
Truly a gorgeous home! $1,250,000.
3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, 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.
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ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath
turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool,
tennis, covered parking, bay access, water
views, elevator, future bookings, and new
A/C and new roof are just some of the fea-
tures of this condo. Just bring your flip-flops
and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse
Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755.
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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
RANDY'S PAINT, DRYWALL repairs and other
household needs. Call 941-465-2062.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
and condo, 1 BR/1 BA overlooking golf course.
Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesre-
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA, washer and
dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-
EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with
boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/
BEACHFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL: Adorable
2BR/1BA, three-day minimum, 100 feet from
Gulf. Email: Mememersh@aol.com for details.
WANTED. EFFICIENCY, STUDIO, 1br or sin-
glewide, pet friendly for Feb.1-28, 2013. Diane,
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach. $700/
week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, available Septem-
ber through June. Contact Dave, 407-927-1304. dvan-
WANTED: 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED on Anna Maria
Island. Professional non-smoking couple seeks annual
LOOKING TO RENT beachfront home or side-by-
side condos. Dec. 22-Jan. 5. Must have at least six
bedrooms and heated pool. Some flexibility on dates.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront loca-
tion. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for details. Anna
Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259. amrealty@verizon.
THREE EXECUTIVE OFFICES for rent, utilities included,
great location right on Gulf Drive, perfect for real
estate agent, lawyer, small retail store. Move in with
first month rent only. 5386 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
RETAIL STOREFRONTS FOR rent on Cortez Road only
two miles from beach. Approximately 900 sf. Great
traffic, visibility, free Internet advertising. Only $900/
month and move in with first month rent only. 7800
Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-746-8666.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA duplex: Clean, fully furnished,
washer and dryer. 410 71st St., Holmes Beach. 941-
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, communal
pool, gym and tennis. Available December and Janu-
ary. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.
ANNUAL 1BR CORTEZ: Sunny Shores. $615/
month. Washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets,
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: Updated townhouse sleeps
six. Close to community pool. Fully furnished and
equipped. Weekly or monthly. 941-737-8737. bell-
3BR/2BA CONDO: 1,213 sf near Manatee Avenue
and 59th Street, Bradenton. Ten minutes to beaches.
Ground floor, pool, tennis, near IMG. Totally remod-
eled! Washer and dryer, unfurnished, annual, small pet
OK, $1,100/month. 941-302-8254.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, out-
door kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished.
$3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely
remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call
941-224-1652 for more information.
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need
listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-
8373, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach.
Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner,
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. 847-308-2366.
FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7445.
WE HAVE A home on the Manatee River, Snead Island.
We would like to sell or trade for same on Anna Maria
Island. Details, call 217-493-6316.
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A' r-No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties!
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Longboat Key FL 34228
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