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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Kelly Osborn's long journey to find
out what happened to her daughter on New
Year's Day 2009 in a Bradenton Beach motel
room took a turn toward more questions than
answers after an appearance last week on "Dr.
Sheena Morris, 22, was found hanging by
a dog leash in the shower the day after Braden-
J7 ton Beach Police responded
to a disturbance call from
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loud voices coming from the
room of Morris and fiance
Joe Genoese.
Morris Osborn has long sus-
pected Genoese as having
something to do with her
daughter's death, but he has
never been a suspect. He has
at least one witness placing
him in Clearwater the night
Genoese Morris died.
Morris took her journey
to "Dr. Phil," which aired Oct. 25-26. Genoese
also agreed to appear on the television show

Kelly departs

center, interim

director named

By Rick Catlin
step Islander Reporter
'ion Anna Maria Island Community Center
16 executive board president Greg Ross said
this week negotiations with a replacement for
ing center director Pierrette Kelly are ongoing.
ineer. But Kelly's last day as director was Friday,
Oct. 26. She left with husband Paul for Ireland
to tend to family matters following the death
'de of his mother.
1i J With her departure, Scott
S_* Dell, associate director, was
S. named interim director by
Sthe executive board.
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Kelly indicated the potential new
ngry. director is in the process of
giving notice to his/her present employer and
I it could require more than a month before
)0 arriving to the job.
"We'll give you the news as soon as it
happens," Ross said.
orts Ross, during the center board meeting
ges Oct. 22, made no mention of a new director.
Kelly has been director of the center for
Biz 22 years before announcing her retirement in
late April. She gave the board 30 days to find
Here a replacement, but later agreed to remain until
ands, a new director was selected.
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v. 7. six months.
In other board news, associate director
Scott Dell reported summer programs did
31 "very well," with the teen program generat-

and to take a polygraph in order to clear his
name, but the results of the test created more
concern than clarity.
He was asked two relevant questions four
times during the test, administered by former
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Jack Tra-
Did he kill Morris or did he have any
involvement in her death? Genoese answered
"No" to the questions.
"The answer to both those questions is that
it was deceptive," Dr. Phil McGraw announced.
"You were not telling the truth when you said
Osborn broke into tears as Genoese
explained that he was nervous about taking the
test as a possible reason for the results, and said
he would take another polygraph, "Because I
would never do an\ oingl like that."
Since the show aired, Genoese has hired an
Osborn isn't convinced with the boyfriend's
reasoning. In a news conference following the


attorney files

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
In an Oct. 26 counterclaim filed in the Cir-
cuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit by Charles
Webb, attorney for the Sandpiper Resort in Bra-
denton Beach, Webb said the Holmes Beach
lawsuit to declare a portion of 27th Street as
public property is unlawful.
Holmes Beach filed the lawsuit in May seek-
ing to void a 2008 quitclaim deed by Bradenton
Beach to the mobile home park, and is asking
the court to order Sandpiper to remove gates and
private property signs, as well as a portion of a
fence to allow public beach access.
In Webb's counterclaim, he cites Article 7
of the state constitution, which prevents the use
of public funds for private purposes.
Webb claims the hiring of an attorney by the
city to litigate the lawsuit is an illegal expendi-
ture of public funds.
"This is an extension of Holmes Beach's
credit, and an expenditure of public funds,"
Webb writes.
The attorney with Webb, Wells & Williams
of Holmes Beach, said 27th Street has been an
unimproved vacant lot in excess of 60 years.
Holmes Beach maintains that county utili-
ties in the area indicate the streets improved,
and therefore public.
"Prior to the quitclaim deed, no public
entity used or improved 27th Street, including
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Prior to
the granting of a utility easement from Sand-
piper to the county, it has never been improved

two-day segment, she said, 'This really confirms
the direction that is most likely."
She expressed confidence that the revela-
tions on "Dr. Phil" would bolster her daughter's
death investigation, first ruled a suicide, but later
changed in 2011 to undetermined.
"It feels good to finally have some help,"
said Osborn. "We couldn't get that from law
enforcement and having Dr. Phil's help is cer-
tainly turning this around."
BBPD Chief Sam Speciale reopened the
case earlier in October following a Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Smart Panel
review of the investigation.
The Smart Panel provided 15 recommen-
dations for BBPD to follow up on regarding
Morris' death, and an FDLE agent was assigned
to assist.
Osborn announced following the Dr. Phil
show that FDLE has increased the number
of agents assisting on her daughter's case to
"It's been our fight to please give the case
over to FDLE entirely," said Osborn. "The
police department should not be reworking a
case they have already messed up on."

ICE investigation

continues, nets

two arrests
Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The Oct. 16 raid in Holmes Beach by U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the
Florida Department of Financial Services, Divi-
sion of Insurance Fraud, has netted a second
ICE spokesperson Carissa Cutrell said the

A West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighter shines
his flashlight in an upstairs bedroom window
at 208 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Oct. 29.
Four WMFR trucks and one from Longboat
Key Fire Rescue responded to the morn-
ing fire. No injuries were reported. Islander
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Dell said the center's golf tournament netted $22,000
after expenses.
"We usually take a big hit in the summer, but not so
this year," Dell said.
Ross observed that the center may have to con-
centrate on more adult activities, because Anna Maria
Elementary School enrollment for 2012-13 is down by
40 students from last year. He said the center depends on
younger students to support the after-school program.
Dell agreed, adding the adult leagues sports are "get-
ting larger."
Elections to a seat on the board of directors will be
held at the board's next meeting, which will be at 8 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 26, at the center.
Anyone interested in becoming a board member
should attend, Ross said.

by the county," Webb wrote.
Webb also said the numbers of Holmes Beach citi-
zens who "allegedly" use the street "are so few as to not
give rise to public usage of 27th Street."
Holmes Beach Commissioner John Monetti has been
at the center of the controversy, as a rental property owner
on the Holmes Beach side of the street, which marks
the boundary between Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Webb said Monetti has objected to the quitclaim
since Bradenton Beach began the process with public
hearings, stating in those hearings that his property would
be adversely affected by the quitclaim.
Webb said Monetti used his position as a Holmes Beach
commissioner in an attempt to involve the city of Holmes
Beach in Bradenton Beach proceedings. Other commission-
ers initially refused to get involved until recently.

Tears, cheers, resolutions
at Anna Maria meeting
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It was a time for applause, cheers and a few tears at
the Anna Maria City Commission's Oct. 25 meeting.
First, Doug Copeland was named Citizen of the Year
by the city's selection committee, which brought several
rounds of applause.
Then planning and zoning board chair Tom Turner
was honored for his 89th birthday with a cake made by
former Mayor Fran Barford. That brought more applause
from the commission and audience.
And, at the end of the meeting, tears flowed from the
eyes of Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who did not seek
re-election after serving six years in office.
Also heading away from the city government is
Mayor Mike Selby, who also did not seek re-election.
He has at least one more meeting to attend.
Selby will serve as chair of the commission's Nov.
15 organizational meeting and pass the gavel to the com-
missioner elected as chair of the commission, who will
then become mayor of the city.
In other business on Oct. 25, Commissioner SueLynn

"This lawsuit by Holmes Beach is an attempt to
enforce alleged rights of private individuals, including
Monetti, and constitutes the unlawful use of public funds
and credit for private purposes," Webb writes.
The counterclaim follows an Oct. 23 judge's ruling
to deny a Holmes Beach motion for judgment. Holmes
Beach claimed Sandpiper did not meet their legal obli-
gation to respond to the lawsuit in time, but the judge
A second motion also is being considered by Bra-
denton Beach's defense attorney Chuck Johnson, who
has asked for a dismissal because Holmes Beach lacks
The judge is expected to render a decision on John-
son's motion sometime this week.
Webb's motion had not yet come in front of the judge,
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updated commissioners on the progress of the database
of vacation rentals owners in the city.
The city has accumulated a list of 452 owners or
rental agents to call in the event of a disturbance or com-
plaint at that location.
She said the next step is to get Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office deputies assigned to the Anna Maria substa-
tion "on board" and use the database to call the owner
or rental agent if a disturbance occurs. Deputies cannot
evict a renter, but the rental agent can, she noted.
Selby said he and city attorney Jim Dye are meeting
with Sheriff Brad Steube Oct. 31 to "work out a memo
on procedures for deputies" when called to a noise com-
"The key is getting the deputies to work with the
property managers," Selby said.
SueLynn also asked commissioners to discuss per-
mitted parking, limiting parking on the rights of way or
limiting vacation rentals to just two parking spaces. She
said the commission has done nothing to solve the prob-
lem of rowdy tourists and too many parked cars per rental
Commission Chair Chuck Webb, however, said
House Bill 883 ties the commission's hands.
The statute allows any Florida homeowner to rent
his or her home as long as state and local requirements
for licenses and taxes are met.
Webb said everyone has to be treated the same under
the statute. If a vacation rental can only have two parking
spaces, then a single-family residence must have the same
"We are in a box. We have to treat everyone the
same," Webb said.
He noted the Florida League of Cities and the Flor-
ida Association of Counties would be lobbying for a
SueLynn said she's all for tourism, if it doesn't inter-
fere with the quality or lifestyle of the city residents.
Commissioner John Quam said the season is coming
and soon thousands of people will visit the city of Anna
"They will come no matter what we do," he said.

"But we simply cannot accommodate every person
who comes here and wants a parking space," SueLynn
"I have no problem with tourists. It's when they
load up houses with the maximum number of people that
causes a problem," she said.
Quam suggested the city go to the Manatee County
Tourist Development Council and ask for help with the
parking problem. "They advertise millions to bring visi-
tors here and we have to take care of them when they
arrive," he said.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said it's only a few
vacation rentals that are causing problems. And he said
the city parking situation is very fair to visitors.
"We don't charge for parking and there's reasonable
parking for all visitors. I'm not seeing a problem from
that," Woodland said.
Webb, an attorney, said he would review the statute
and determine if parking is considered a use by the law. If
not, the city may have some leeway to regulate vacation
rental property parking.
Commissioners also voted by resolution not to use
the city property on Pine Avenue at Bay Boulevard for a
parking lot and decided against construction of a gazebo
or pavilion.
Webb said the commission needs a formal landscap-
ing plan and a cost estimate for the property before pro-
Quam said to ask the TDC for money to develop the
property as a park since visitors will use it.
Commissioners also asked public works superin-
tendent George McKay to do a cost study on proposed
crosswalks on Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue and report
back to the commission.
Selby thanked everyone for helping him during his
two years in office.
Mattick told Selby, "You brought us together and
showed that we can work with each other and I thank
In return, Selby and each commissioner thanked Mat-
tick for her six years on the commission.
The commission will next meet at 6 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 15.

investigation is ongoing.
Jamie Basilio-Chavez, 28, ofBradenton, was arrested
Oct. 18 in Tampa on two counts of using false identifica-
tion to gain employment at Beach to Bay Construction in
January 2012.
On Oct. 16, the sweep in Holmes Beach included the
arrest of Emanuel Centeno-Herandez, 33, of Bradenton,
for worker compensation fraud.
DFS press secretary Anna Alexopoulos confirmed
the two arrests, but had no information last week on any
other arrests.
The DFS/DIF arrest reports filed with the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office identify Beach to Bay Construc-
tion as the employer.
However, Beach to Bay president Scott Eason denied
that his company, with an office at 5702 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, was the current employer of any of 18
individuals targeted by the raids and the investigations.
"They may, however, be employees for subcontrac-
tors of Beach to Bay Construction," Eason wrote in an
email. He named S. Torres Construction as the possible
Eason said Beach to Bay has known about the inves-
tigation since the end of August when they began coop-
erating with ICE, according to Eason.
Centeno-Hernandez was arrested at 119 Neptune
Lane, Holmes Beach, which according to an email from
Eason, is one of 15 ongoing Beach to Bay projects.
Another work site that was visited by enforcement
officials Oct. 16 was 213 84th St.
Basilio-Chavez also presented false alien and per-
manent resident cards, according to the report.
Both workers were arrested on felony charges under
the same state law that makes it unlawful to present any
false, fraudulent or misleading information as evidence
of a person's identity to obtain employment.
Both are being held in the Manatee County jail,
Basilio-Chavez on a $1,500 bond and Centeno-Heran-
dez on a $500 bond.
Their arraignments are set for 9 a.m. Nov. 16 before
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Krug in Courtroom 2-A,
1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


Hollmes Beach mayor, challenger differ on issues

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
There can be only one mayor of Holmes Beach.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger of 85th Street is a 16-year
veteran servant of the city of Holmes Beach, with eight
years as mayor and eight years as commissioner. He is
a retired fire officer, contractor, business owner and real
estate broker.
He is squaring off against political
newcomer Carmel Monti of Key Royale
Drive Nov. 6 for the top administrative
spot in the city.
Monti holds a bachelor's of arts
degree from Michigan State University
Bohnenberger and is the owner of My Garden Prod-
ucts LLC.
SThe candidates responded to ques-
tions submitted by The Islander in
The Islander: What is the most
important issue today facing the city of
Monti Holmes Beach? As its mayor, how do
plan to deal with it?
Rich Bohnenberger: We have internal and external
problems. The most important is the one that affects you.
Overall, the most serious problems come from the federal
and state governments. Internal issues will be addressed
by the city commission. The external problems must be
addressed by the mayor and city commissioners who
have established relationships at the state and federal
levels and the time to engage these issues on a personal
Carmel Monti: The out-of-control building and rental
properties. We need to enforce what is on the books and
tighten up the laws to eliminate the loopholes that allow
the offenders to get by without accountability.
Describe your management style, and any changes
in the current administration foreseen in the next two
RB: I manage by walking around. I check in with all
departments every morning, go on patrol with the build-
ing official and police chief weekly. We have a manage-
ment team that has proven to be effective. Our services

Early voting continues

through Nov. 3
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Voters have until 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, to avoid
potential lines at island polling stations and cast their
ballot at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton.
Early voting commenced Oct. 25 and continues
through Nov. 3 with voting booths open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Early voters must present photo and signature iden-
tification at the election office.
According to the supervisor of elections office, as of
Oct. 25, there are 209,558 registered voters in Manatee
Republicans make up the majority of registered
county voters with 90,058. There are 68,084 registered
Democrats and third party voters have a representation
of 51,416.
Republicans also outnumber Democrats on Anna
Maria Island.
In the city of Anna Maria, there are 1,313 registered
voters with 616 registered Republicans. There are 389
registered Democrats with 86 voters representing third

have been delivered in a cost effective manner and with-
out tax increases over the past five years.
CM: I would manage by input from city commis-
sioners, internal staff and the citizens. For example, the
unilateral decision that the current mayor just made in
hiring the new building inspector would not have hap-
pened under my direction in the city. This is especially
true with the sensitivity of the issue that is on the minds
of most of the citizens.
The Islander: What is your opinion on game room
code enforcement? Are new policies needed to address
the current situation?
RB: Code enforcement must have evidence strong
enough to stand up in circuit court. Most complaints do
not have the evidence to support them. Our code officer
has been supplied with affidavits for the complainant to
file stating they will testify. In most cases, they will not
file. I suggest the city simply adopt the FEMA handbook
by reference. This will make FEMA local law and not
require code changes every time FEMA compliance rec-
ommendations change. We will then have a local code to
take to our code board with more effective results.
CM: We need to take input and direction from FEMA,
use common sense and take a look at what we need to do
specifically. Since I am not part of the current administra-
tion, I do not know to what extent this has been done. I
would start with a clean slate and develop a strategy to
deal with the problem.
The Islander: Explain your position and what you
would change if o, rt hi on the city's policies and
interpretation of building codes relating to (a) Substan-
tial improvement/50 percent building restriction, and (b)
Setbacks on side yard and ;ir;i ,-fl .. ,r living levels.
RB: I think any code that does not clearly define the
intent needs to be reworded. I also recommend that all
references to particular issues be inserted into the same
code section and not found several pages later or at least
referred to the proper location by footnotes.
(a) FEMA 50 percent substantial improvement rules
are based on dollar values, not percentage of structure.
Recent alleged violations are unfounded.
(b) The commission agreed that the rule was poorly
worded and requested a clear definition be drafted. Eleva-
tor shafts will no longer be permitted in the second-level

Bradenton Beach has 930 registered voters, 376 reg-
istered Republicans, 291 registered Democrats and a third
party representation of 62.
Holmes Beach boasts the largest voting contingency
on the island with 3,291 registered voters. There are 1,521
Republicans, 935 Democrats and 242 voters registered to
third parties.
For information on the ballot amendment questions,
visit the League of Women Voters website at www.lwv-
Election Day voting begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.
6, with all polls closing at 7 p.m.

Dates to remember:
Oct. 31: Final day to request an absentee ballot.
Nov. 3: Final day of early voting.
Nov. 6: General election, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 6: Absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m.

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.
Check your voter ID card to verify your polling sta-

CM: (a) If the laws are not clear or easy to interpret,
make them so. We should not be having a lot of gray areas
on this or other laws with regard to remodeling. There is
too much wiggle room and area for interpretation versus
clear rules that allow adhering to the codes. (b) Same
answer as (a).
The Islander: What is your position on the current
enforcement of rules relating to 30-day rental minimum
stays in R-l and seven-day minimum stays in R-2? Are
new policies needed to address the current situation?
RB: New rules will not be any more effective than
those we already have. Both rules need stronger evidence
from the community to prosecute. We have had a 30-day
restriction in R1AA zone for 20 years and have never
had enough evidence to prosecute. Each case must be
prepared to stand up in circuit court.
CM: If it is not clear, make it clear and easy to inter-
pret so we can act consistently with regard to the laws
and codes.


Anna Maria City
Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m., charter review committee.
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., education, environment
enhancement committee.
Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m, commissioner swearing in cer-
emony, 6 p.m., commission organizational meeting.
Nov. 19, Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
Nov. 22, 6 p.m. city commission CAN-
Nov. 29, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 1, 1 p.m., city pier team.
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 5, noon, budget rehearing CANCELED.
Nov. 5, 3 p.m., ScenicWaves.
Nov. 15, noon, city pier team.
Nov. 21, 1 p.m., community redevelopment agency.
Nov. 21, 1:30 a.m., capital improvement projects.
Nov. 21, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee.
Nov. 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Nov. 19, 9 a.m., newly elected officials are sworn
and commission organization.
Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m., police pension board.
Nov. 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Nov. 13, 9 a.m., county commission.
Nov. 27, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
Nov. 15, 6 p.m., fire district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W, Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Election Day is Nov. 6.
The Islander Veterans Day Salute is Nov. 9.
Government offices will be closed to observe Vet-
erans Day, Nov. 11, and Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-23.
Send notices to news@islander.org.

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Holmes Beach commission candidates give positions on issues

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Only two of four candidates can be elected to the
Holmes Beach City Commission Nov. 6.
The incumbents are:
Sandy Haas-Martens of 63rd Street, a 14-year com-
missioner, retired bank branch manager and real estate,
mutual funds and annuities broker, Manasota League
of Cities president and Florida League of Cities board
John A. Monetti of Avenue C, a
six-year commissioner, Columbia Res-
taurant general manager and University
of Notre Dame business management
Challenging the incumbents are:
Haas-Martens Marvin Grossman of 84th Street,
a retiree with a doctorate in education
from the University of Georgia.
Judy Holmes Titsworth of Sun-
rise Lane, an employee of Shoreline
Builders, business major and real estate
The Islander submitted questions
Monetti and candidates' emailed the answers
that follow.
The Islander: What is the most important issue today
facing the city of Holmes Beach? As a commissioner, how
would you deal with it?

Marvin Grossman: Over development with out-
of-scale structures in the Residential-2 family district.
Compatibility can be achieved when new construction
contributes to the surrounding area. New construction and
remodels must embrace the surrounding area, improving
upon them where possible. Our city planner has made
u'L-i. li>OnI based on current best practices in city plan-
ning. I would also consult county and city planners who
have solved similar problems.
Judy Holmes Titsworth: Creating balance in the R-2
SSandy Haas-Martens: Home rule
is important for us as a city. To be able
SI' to provide to our residents the services
?W they expect without raising their taxes
during these tough economic times,
Grossman while still being able to maintain our
reserves. Work with other elected offi-
cials be they local, state or national on
at unfunded mandates.
John Monetti: That any issue being
discussed be done so in a more civil
manner without pitting Holmes Beach
T h neighbors against one another.
The Islander: What is your opinion
on the city's first-floor game rooms? What recommenda-
tions, if any, would you make to address the current situ-
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must be very careful not to advocate illegal activities.
JHT: My only real concern was when I found that the
building department wasn't enforcing the FEMA codes.
This could open up a huge can of worms where FEMA
could come down and conduct an investigation where
everyone would have to be inspected. Some of the viola-
tions are so blatant that left unquestioned, (they) could
ruin it for the rest of us. In my opinion, if there is a rental
next door with six bedrooms, 18 people and if they are
banking on the over-intensity so much that they even
advertise downstairs living or game rooms, the neighbor
has every right to complain.
SHM: In most cases we've not had enough evidence
to prove the game rooms exist. If we adopt the FEMA
handbook and use it as our reference, it would make code
enforcement's job easier.
JM: We should return to our practices of following
our guidelines, which historically afforded our citizens to
utilize their space to a degree that did not cause concern
with FEMA. The agency has historically approved of
our handling of these spaces as evidenced by our recent
upgrades in ratings and it seems that only recently they
have become involved as certain groups have brought
attention to ourselves.
The Islander: What is your opinion of the city's rules
relating to 30-day rental minimum stay in R-l and seven-
day minimum stay in R-2? What recommendations, if any,
would you make to address the current situation?


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Time for change?
Is it time for change or to move forward with estab-
lished plans? It's definitely time to change the clock
from Daylight Saving Time to regular Eastern Standard
Time and time to hide from the haunts of Halloween.
Maybe all three. But we're banking on Barack
Obama to win since we learned over the weekend his
Halloween mask outsold Mitt Romney's 60 percent to
40 percent and the past four presidential elections
followed the same course. After all, Bill Clinton outsold
Bob Dole in 1996 with 71 percent of sales.
If only it were so simple. But there's just under
six days to wait for the results, and that also means the
election ads will soon cease airing on TV. And if you
take part in early voting or you cast an absentee ballot,
then you probably already fast forward and avoid the
Before you can vote on Election Day Nov. 6 -
you can rejoice in gaining an hour by setting your clocks
back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Spring ahead,
fall back. The sun will rise an hour earlier and set, too,
an hour earlier.
The extra hour of daylight can boost tourism with
the expanded opportunity for outdoor activities.
So cue up for the time change. No excuses.
And don't forget to vote. While we lack elections
in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach, we have a contest
on the Holmes Beach ballot.
Last week, The Islander endorsed incumbents
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and Commissioners Sandy
Haas-Martens and John Monetti. We believe they have
the experience to carry us forward as well as to address
the recent influx of rental and construction problems -
they're already making progress.
But first, we have Halloween to celebrate.
It's a different holiday from when many of us and
our readers were kids, going door to door, looking
to fill an old pillowcase with treats from our neighbors.
Candy-coated apples: tops. Low on the scale of treats:
popcorn balls. High: chocolate candy bars.
Thankfully, we now have a safer holiday.
And on Anna Maria Island, it couldn't be any safer.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sponsors
the annual trail of treats and, yes, it's on Halloween.
And The Islander sponsors a pet costume contest on the
"Trail of Treats" to go along with the kids honors, and
to treat everyone to a view of some cute critters.
And there's a Trunk or Treat event at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, so come check it out ... dress up, too!
It's all fun.
Trick or treat. Have a safe holiday. Please, vote!

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Perfect score for pets
The fundraiser Bowling is for the Dogs! And Cats!
was a huge success. We all had a great time and a lot of
laughs while bowling. The event raised almost $1,000
for Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc. We are
grateful, delighted and energized to continue rescuing
these precious but homeless dogs and cats.
I'd like to thank everyone who helped on this
event. It could not have happened without Toni Lyon,
Kendra Presswood and The Islander advertising. The
donations for the raffles and auctions were amazing.
Thank you to Yolo Parasailing, The Feast, Sol Terre
Real Estate, the Kathleen D, The Naples Hilton, the
Naples Zoo, AMI Beach Doggies, Thedogbedstore.
com, Segs By The Sea, Dogs for the Earth, Tortilla
Bay, Pet's Life Naturally, Treatments Day Spa and
a special thank you to AMF Bradenton Lanes for the
fantastic, fun evening.
Thanks to all who came out to bowl and support
us you made us happy. We appreciate the support
more than I can say. The homeless dogs and cats in
Manatee County need all of us to care. Thank you so
Lisa Williams, Islander office manager and Moon-
Racer No Kill Animal Rescue founder

Thanks for 'more'
I am writing to publicly thank "Island Mail & More"
shipping business of Holmes Beach for its exemplary
I was on Anna Maria Island recently and left my
checkbook in my hotel room. It was a Friday evening
and I had just returned home to Fernandina Beach a
five-hour drive and discovered my error.
Island Mail and More not only sent my checkbook
to me on Saturday, but they realized how important this
delivery was and they waived the extra charge for Satur-
day pick-up. Today is Monday and my checkbook just
arrived by UPS.
It is wonderful to know you have caring, efficient

folks in a local business who do a terrific job ... it makes
me certain that I'll be visiting the island again soon!
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Dear Editor:
Is Bonner Objective? I think not.....
Lady MacBeth takes out her poison pen and uses
her newspaper as a platform to blast the new candidates
for office. She does not, however, print our editorials
without editing them to change the intent.
She said that I would stay on Holmes Beach only
if elected. This is totally inaccurate.
Why would she give advice to Marvin Grossman
on him helping the govt out and then running for elec-
tion in two years. I guess he needs training wheels. He
is doing just fine. In fact, we all won the straw poll at
her newspaper by a good margin, as well getting the
endorsement at the Bradenton paper.
She also had the nerve to show a photo of the illegal
sign against Judy Titsworth that very few people had
seen because it was illegal to begin with and were pulled
up as soon as they were found.
She states that the campaign has turned ugly. What
she has done in this one article is more abusive than all
the comments made by all the parties to date.
When complaints were made to the city hall they
were done with facts and answers were expected. That
is called holding politicians responsible for their jobs.
Not smear tactics.
I 'u..' t' the next tim Bonner starts shooting that
she take her gun out of the holster first. I also tu','.,l
that she talk to the people of the Island to find out how
they really feel.
Carmel Monti, candidate for mayor
Editor's note: The Islander, as stated frequently on
the opinion page in the newspaper, edits opinion letters
for style, grammar and length. Due to the contentious
nature of this letter, it is published as submitted, without
the benefit of editing.

To market, to market: Season kicks off Nov. 4

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Festival, events and markets bring another focus
to a popular season on Anna Maria Island and the
kickoff to these weekly events is a reminder that
winter visitors are arriving.
A staple of the festival/market season is the Bridge
Street Market in Bradenton Beach, which begins at 10
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
The market features monthly food challenges
where area restaurants and home chefs vie for brag-
ging rights on various dishes. The challenges offer
marketgoers the opportunity to taste and vote for their
favorites for a $5 donation.
Each food challenge benefits an area charity and
has raised an average of $500 or more per event.
According to market manager Melissa Enders,
one of last year's most popular food challenges was the
chili cook off, which raised $900. She begins this year's
market season with the chili challenge.
"They all did really well and there were a couple
of others that raised more than $700, but the most
successful was the chili challenge," said Enders.
Benefitting from this year's opening food chal-

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A customer at a Bridge Street Market last year
browses one of the craft booths. The market season
begins anew Sunday, Nov. 4, in Bradenton Beach.

lenge is the Center for Building Hope, 5481 Com-
munications Parkway, Sarasota, which offers free
information, programs and services to cancer patients,
caregivers and family members. The program also
connects them with others who are undergoing a simi-
lar experience.
Enders said most of the food challenges already
are scheduled, but a few more remain to be put on the
"I'm scheduling a lot of the ones that seemed to
be really popular last year, but I'm also going to bring
in some new dishes like different kinds of chowder
and soups," she said.
Enders said she wants to see the market expand
its charitable opportunities.
"We'll have the food challenges the first market
of each month, but I also want to do some different
things every third market of the month," she said.
"We are working on doing some bake sales and things
like that to benefit other nonprofits."
Enders takes pride in what the market represents
in the community.
"It's mostly for nonprofit groups, including the
Bridge Street Merchants, which is different from a
privately run market that is collecting all the money
for itself," she said. "We are raising money for a pur-
pose and that makes it a good thing, and lets us be
proud that we are a part of it."
Vendors wanting to be a part of the Bridge
Street Market are already submitting applications.
Enders said at this point last year, only 10 vendors
had applied, but the list filled quickly as the market's
opening date approached.
"We already have 25 vendor applications, so we
are more than double where we were last year at this
time," she said. "If this year holds true to last year,
I can expect a lot more applications in the coming
Prospective vendors can contact Enders at 215-
906-0668 or email here melissaenders76@yahoo.

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Headlines from the Oct. 30, 2002,
issue of The Islander
The cost of an islandwide building department
serving all three cities would be about $332,000, accord-
ing to a preliminary report prepared by Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore. Officials of the island cities had
been meeting to determine if a combined department
was feasible or desirable.
Anna Maria code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon
visited artist Woody Candish on North Bay Boulevard after
she received an anonymous complaint that his outdoor
Halloween decorations were too frightening for young
children. Candish said that considering what children see
on television every day, it was surprising to receive a com-
plaint. Rathvon found no violation of a city ordinance and
the decorations remained until after Halloween.
Movie stars, including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sara-
ndon, Martin Sheen and Elliot Gould, called Holmes
Beach resident Steve Runfeldt to announce their support
of Jan Schneider of Bradenton, who was running for
the U.S. House of Representatives against incumbent
Katherine Harris. Runfeldt was Schneider's campaign
manager in the election, and got the on-air endorse-
ment of the actors by cold-calling Screen Actors Guild
president Ed Asner, a life-long Democrat.

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Oct. 27 72 82 0
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The Islander and the AMI Chamber of Commerc
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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David Maley
David Maley of Holmes Beach, 72, died Oct. 22. He
was born in Altus, OK.
Mr. Maley served in the U.S. Navy and lived most of
his life in Texas where he attended Texas Tech University
and later was the director of a children's home.
The family will host a celebration of life for friends at
noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at their home Bradenton home.
Mr. Maley is survived by daughter Michelle Ells-
worth-Smith, son Rich, and five grandchildren.

Helen J. 'Honey'
Gillespie Sosnowski
Helen J. "Honey" Gillespie Sosnowski, 90, of Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 26. She was born June 5, 1922, in Grand
Rapids, Mich.
She graduated with the class of 1940 from Catho-
lic Central High School, Grand Rapids. She worked for
Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in Grand Rapids.
S, She was a homemaker, gardener,
wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt,
and friend to all that knew her.
A memorial Mass will be cel-
a, ebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Sosnowski Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Brown &
Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory-43rd
Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hos-
pice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may
be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Sosnowski is survived by her husband of 57
years, Edie C.; children Susan A. and husband Raymond
Avado, Bernard E. and wife Vicki, Wally C. and wife
Susie, Marcia J. and husband Jack Neumeyer, Mary Lou
and husband Jack Avado, Edie, Tom, Sally A., Barbara J.
and husband Fritz Spotleson, Robert J., Julia A., Steve M.
and Julia A.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren;


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Oct. 22, 800 block of North Shore Drive,
Baker Act. Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
responded to a man in the parking lot of the Rod &
Reel Pier, who was threatening to cut his arms, jump
into the Gulf of Mexico and feed himself to the sharks.

two great-great grandchildren; and many nephews and

Carol B. Thompson
Carol Betty Beard Krehbiel Thompson, 91, of Clar-
ence Center, N.Y., Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
, died Oct. 23 in Bradenton. She was born Dec. 25,
Mrs. Thompson first visited Anna Maria Island in the
early 1960s and purchased a winter residence in the early
1970s. She and her second husband, Charlie Thompson,
enjoyed 14 winters on Anna Maria.
Christmas Carol, as she was known, moved to the
Windsor Oaks Assisted Living in Bradenton in May 2011.
She was a member of Clarence Center United Method-
ist Church and attended Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria.
A memorial service was to be held at 2 p.m. Tues-
day, Oct. 30, in the Roser Chapel at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Memorial donations may be made to Roser Church,
P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 3421, or Tidewell Hos-
pice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
Mrs. Thompson is survived by her children, son
Thomas K. Krehbiel and wife Elizabeth of Buffalo, N.Y.,
and Tucson, Ariz., daughter Karen L. Abell and husband
Richard of Venice, Fla., and Travers City, Mich., and
Wendy K. Holcomb and husband Jon of Holmes Beach;
11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister Norma
Beard of Deland, Fla.; and brother Roland K. Beard Jr.
of Maryland.

The man told deputies he was upset that his out-of-
state girlfriend had become engaged to another man.
He said he had come to Florida for work and to better
himself, and that his girlfriend was supposed to give
him a year to do so. The man told deputies he had 14
beers to help him carry out his plan. Deputies took
him into custody, after determining he was a threat to
himself or others.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Oct. 15, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mis-
chief. A Bradenton Beach Police officer responded to
a complaint at a local motel. The manager reported
that someone had removed a piece of vinyl fence to
gain access to the motel pool. She told police she
suspected juveniles and that it was the second such
Oct. 23, 2000 Gulf Drive S., warrant. While patrol-
ling the Coquina Beach Park, a BBPD officer observed
two men in the park after midnight. After running a
check, 47-year-old William Garringer, of Bradenton,
was arrested on multiple out-of-county warrants. The
second man did not have any warrants, and he was told
to leave. Court records indicate Garringer did not appear
for a court date on a felony grand theft charge in another
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Oct. 20, 4400 block of 125th Street West, battery. A
44-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor battery
after an argument with another woman. According to the
report, the victim was upset about some comments that
where made about her and confronted the suspect. After
doing so, the suspect allegedly pushed her and grabbed
her hair. A MCSO deputy observed a small, bleeding
scratch on the complainant's face and arrested the sus-
pect. The victim did not wish to press charges.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Oct. 18, 3800 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A com-
plainant reported someone stole a decorative metal fish
from the outside wall of the apartment building. The

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Holmes Beach man sentenced to 8 years on porn charges

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Former Holmes Beach resident Ronald Littlehale
pleaded no contest and was sentenced to eight years in
the Florida Department of Corrections.
After his plea, 12th Judicial Circuit
Court Judge James S. Parker found Lit-
p tlehale guilty on 13 counts of porogra-
phy-related charges, according to 12th
F- circuit assistant state attorney Rebeccah
Littlehale His sentence will be credited for
329 days of jail time served, she said.
The Dec. 18, 2018, release date also will be adjusted
by "gaintime," a tool used to encourage satisfactory
inmate behavior and motivate work and DOC program
participation, according to the department's website.
Littlehale, 64, had resided on the 7600 block Gulf
Drive, according to police records.
He must register as a sex offender upon his release
from prison and pay $950 in court costs, according to
Bragg, who attended the court proceedings earlier this
month in the judge's chambers.

fish, valued at $50, was recently painted and attached
to the wall with metal wires, which appeared to have
been cut.
Oct. 19,4000 Gulf Drive, disturbance. A complain-
ant reported a group of teens had been fighting at Mana-
tee Public Beach, but had left the area before a Holmes
Beach Police officer arrived to the scene.
Oct. 20, 5400 Marina Drive, information. A
complainant came to HBPD to report that his friend
had kicked him on the leg twice and left a threat-
ening message on his phone the previous evening
while the two were at D.Coy Ducks Tavern. The
complainant told police that he spoke to his friend
before coming in to report the incident and that his
friend said he did not remember doing those things.
The man was asked if he had come to press charges,

Littlehale elected to have his day in court by video
from the De Soto County Jail, where he has been held
since his November 2011 arrest.
With his public defender at the jail, Littlehale waived
his rights to stand trial, Bragg said.
Littlehale currently is being held in the DOC Central
Florida Reception Center in Orange County.
His arrest stemmed from a sting operation by the
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office and a central Florida task
force on Internet-related crimes. Authorities followed
a tip that Littlehale "wanted to talk to young girls" in
DeSoto County on the web, according to Bragg.
Littlehale spent nearly a year at the jail from the time
of his arrest to his October sentencing.
"It really was the complexity of the case," she said
about the length of time.
"We filed our discovery, and turned over hundreds
of conversations and reports, and it took time" for Little-
hale's public defender, "to go over them with him to make
sure he understood the charges against him," she said.
Thirteen counts relating to unlawful solicitation of
minors and transmission of pornography were filed by
the DeSoto County state attorney after his Nov. 9 arrest

but he declined to do so.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County Si, ,rff's Office.

Island watch
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
In emergencies, call 911.

at his Holmes Beach residence.
At a Jan. 10 arraignment, Littlehale pleaded not
guilty to 10 counts of transmission of harmful material
to minors by an electronic device, two counts of obscene
communication/soliciting a child for any unlawful sexual
conduct by computer and one count of electronic trans-
mission of pornography.
Nineteen additional counts of possession of child
pornography were recommended by the Holmes Beach
Police Department in January following a search warrant
at Littlehale's home, according to HBPD Detective Sgt.
Brian Hall.
The recommended charges were sent by the HBPD
to the state attorney after a crime lab in Tampa examined
Littlehale's computer and cellphone, according to Hall.
Bragg said those charges would have to be addressed
in Manatee County.
Assistant state attorney Pamela Buha said she was
not aware of the HBPD's recommended charges.
According to a Jan. 26 police report, the charges
allege unlawful possession with the intent to promote
16 still images and three videos of child pornography.

Cumber pleads not guilty
William J. Cumber, arrested Oct. 15 for the 2008
murder of Holmes Beach resident Sabine Musil-Bue-
hler, made his first court appearance Oct. 17 in front of
Judge Thomas Krug. He entered a
plea of not guilty to second-degree
murder and demanded a jury trial.
Cumber faces a maximum sentence
of life in prison if convicted.
He also declared himself indigent
Cumber and the court appointed a public
defender to represent him.
Cumber already was in jail for a probation viola-
tion at the time of his arrest on the murder charge.
A case management review is scheduled for 9
a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

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planned in Cortez
Stone crabs and music will be featured on the Coi
waterfront at the newly organized Stone Crab Festival
a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4.
Sponsored by Cortez Bait & Seafood, Cortez Kitch
Swordfish Grill and N.E. Taylor Boatworks, the festi
also will offer arts, crafts and family fun.
From Cortez Road, turn south at the 119th Str
West traffic signal and follow the road until it ends.
For more information, call 941-794-1547.

BSM cooks up chili challenge
Chili anyone?
The first of the season Bridge Street Market will fea-
ture a Chili Challenge at the open-air market 10 a.m.-3
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, to benefit the Center for Building
Hope of Sarasota, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting
cancer patients and their caregivers and families.
Chili chefs should prepare and bring two gallons of
their special recipe in a crock pot the day of the event.
Bowls and spoons are provided.
To register or for more information, call Melissa
Enders at 215-906-0668.

LBK center announces classes
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts opened its
fall registration for classes, jewelry-making and a gallery
tour and lecture at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive S.,
Longboat Key.
A painting class, "Painting the Florida Landscape,"
will be held 1-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10.
Tony Rich will instruct on the qualities, opportunities
and challenges of the outdoor painter. A supply list for
the class is available at www.ringling.edu/lbkca.
A drawing class, "Shift! A Right Brain Drawing
Exercise," will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Open
to beginners, instructor Melissa Mudd will teach how to
shift perception to enhance creativity. Supplies are pro-
Jewelry Open Studio with Ed Brinkman, for inter-
mediate level and higher, will be held 1-4 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.
George Pappas: Gallery Tour and Lecture will be
held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The artist and educator
will lead a discussion about his history, travels and inspi-
ration. A reception follows.
Registration and fees apply to the classes and studio
For registration or more information, call 941-383-
2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu.

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Islander makes strides in Gainesville
Holmes Beach resident Chi, van Zandt, left, rests
with her daughter, Anna Sh'inI' Cross, and 3-month-old
grandson Will Cross, after participating in the Oct.
13 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer 5K "Put on your Pink Bra" walk in
Gainesville. Will went along for the ride in a stroller
with Van Zandt and her daughter, a breast cancer
surgeon at the University of Florida Academic Health
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Nick Gambone, left, displays his artwork at the Artists'
Guild Gallery
Guild displays student work
For the month of November, "Fragile Existence" will
be on display in the Guild Gallery of the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The work is a pen and ink illustration by Manatee
High School junior Nick Gambone, 16, of Bradenton.
Nick takes art studio class with teacher Jon Scott. His
recent work includes a mural, "Family and Community,"
which can be seen on the Bradenton Police Department
District 2 station, 1404 14th St., Bradenton.
He plans to attend college and major in illustration.
AGAMI's mission includes encouraging talented art
students and showcasing their work.

Writers to meet at library
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the newly refurbished Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Caroline McKeon will speak on building websites
for writers.
Participants are invited to read new stories.
For more information, call Sylvia Price at 941-778-

Pastor to sign new
book after sermon Nov. 4
The Rev. Stephen King, pastor of Harvey Memo-
rial Church, will sign copies of his newly released book,
"New Horizons-Healing and Hope After the Pain of
Divorce," 10:45-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the church,
300 Church St., Bradenton Beach.
In \\% Horizons," King shares his story of a painful
divorce to help others.
In addition to the Nov. 4 signing immediately fol-
lowing the 9:30 a.m. service, signed copies are available
at www.yournewhorizons.wordpress.com.
The book, published by Clarke Books, costs $16.95
and also can be purchased online at Amazon.
King also is pastor at New Horizons Community
Church in Palm Harbor and serves as the executive direc-
tor of Meals on Wheels of Tampa. He is the father of three
and holds a master's degree from Vanderbilt Divinity
School and a bachelor's of arts degree from the Univer-
sity of South Florida.
For more information, call King at 727-433-2854.

Ministry continues
'Hope for Haiti'
The Rev. Ron Joseph and the Ministry of Presence
will host a fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at
Havana Cabana, 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to
celebrate the ministry's 19th anniversary of aid to chil-
dren in Haiti and to help rebuild the ministry's orphanage
in Port-au-Prince.
Cost of the party is $25 per person and includes "light
bites," live music and a cash bar.
Joseph founded the Ministry of Presence in 1993.
The funds raised by the party will be used for the
Ministry of Presence orphanage at the House of Presence
in Haiti.
The original orphanage in Leogane was decimated
after the 2010 earthquake, but much has been accom-
plished through funds raised by the ministry to build a
new home for up to 40 orphaned infants and young chil-
Tickets and information are available at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 941-78-798

f AMI welcomes
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
With Anna Maria Island from north to south par-
ticipating, there shouldn't be an empty trick or treat bag
anywhere after completing the annual Trail of Treats Hal-
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
busy working on the "trail" for kids to follow in this
year's trail.
At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, the trail starts at
the chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
with costume judging, photographs and distribution of
the "map" to trick or treaters.
The chamber will judge four age categories new-
born to age 12 of costumes, with eight prizes awarded,
along with 32 award ribbons.
After the costume contest, celebrants will head out
to participating establishments to collect treats. The trail
includes the business districts in Holmes Beach, 4-6 p.m.;
Anna Maria, 5-7 p.m.; and Bradenton Beach, 5-7 p.m.
Businesses interested in being included in the event
and on the trail should call Deb Wing at 941-778-1541
or email debbie@amichamber.org.
One business already lined up on the trail is The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
From 5-6 p.m., the newspaper with the help of
Dogs for the Earth of Anna Maria and Perks 4 Pets of
Bradenton will host the annual Crazy, Creepy, Crawly,
Critter Costume Contest.
Prizes will be offered for pets in the scariest, most
original and silliest costumes, as well as those dressed
to win an owner-critter look-alike contest. The pet stores
also will have giveaways and Dogs for the Earth will have
a prize for the most Earth-friendly pet costume.
Contestants will meet outside the office in a park-
ing lot "corral" for viewing by the trick-or-treaters, with
judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call the newspaper at 941-
Another Oct. 31 option comes from Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The church will hold a Trunk 'n' Treat at 6 p.m. for an
alternative to door-to-door neighborhood trick-or-treat-

Island Branch Library
celebrates Bonnie's Day
In honor of Bonnie Chubb known to a generation
of children as Miss Bonnie at the Island Branch Library
- "Bonnie's Day" will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 7, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
There will be bedtime stories followed by treats,
courtesy of the Manatee County Neighborhood Services
Department, which operates the library.
The event is free and open to all. Advance registra-
tion is not required.
Seating will be available on a first come first serve
The department announced the celebration as part of
a week-long celebration in memory of Chubb, a library
staffer since 1978 who died this year. She was a presenter
of children's stories and programs.
For more information, call 941-778-6341, or go
online at www.mymanatee.org/library.

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-lalloween spirit
ing. Participants will park their cars with trunks open
wide and filled with treats for costumed children and
supervising adults. For more information, call the church
at 941-778-1813.

IGW to feature nature
photos, fiber demo
The communitywide art event ArtsHop and Novem-
ber bring Joe Fletcher's nature photography and fiber artist
Nancy Faris to the forefront at the Island Gallery West, a
28-member artists' cooperative in Holmes Beach.
A reception for Fletcher and his exhibit, "Florida's
Beaches," will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the
gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive in the S&S Shopping Plaza, in
conjunction with the Anna Maria Island's artsHop Gal-
lery Walk. Refreshments will be served.
Music by Chip Ragsdale begins at 5 p.m.
Also on Nov. 9, the public is invited to an art dem-
onstration at 4-5 p.m. by Faris.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 30 during regular gal-
lery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-
6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.

Mr. Sugar Canes compete
Eleven Manatee High School contestants will be
vying for the sweetest title at the 28th annual Mr. Sugar
Cane fashion show.
The MHS Sugar Canes will host the annual event at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Davis Theatre at MHS,
902 33rd Court W., Bradenton.
Mr. Sugar Cane is a fundraiser for the varsity dance
Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the event.
The 11 MHS Mr. Sugar Cane contestants include
islanders Christian Diaz and Matt Dinius, Alex Timmer-
man, Zane Butler, Zach Stephenson, Zach Hill, Aaron
Vanhook, Danny Kerwin, Yuri Pereira, Dixon Jernigan
and Michael Galati.
For more information, call Jamie Walstad at 941-

Young Lutherans to fill
Thanksgiving bags
Youth groups from four Manatee County congrega-
tions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will
participate in "Being Neighbor" a project to fill 200
shopping bags with traditional Thanksgiving fixings.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Anna Maria will host
the event at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It will include a pizza and
holiday card-making party.
The bags will be distributed to the hungry 150
by the Family Partnership of Manatee, and 50 will be
delivered to PACE Manatee, a center that serves at-risk
girls in the county.
Each congregation is responsible for providing items
for the traditional meal.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be donating
200 gift cards for recipients to use to purchase turkeys at
local grocery stores.
For more information, call 941-778-1813 or email

Rotary speaker
signs AME gift
Rotary Club of Anna Maria
Island member Ken Ruskin
inscribes his name on the
200th book the club has
purchased for the Anna
Maria Elementary School
Media Center at the club's
Oct. 17 meeting at the
BeachHouse Restaurant,
Bradenton Beach. Also
pictured is president Lynn
Zemmer, left, and district
governor Steve Schlueter of
the AMI club, who helped
initiated the program.
Islander Courtesy Photo

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Wednesday, Oct. 31
3:30-7 p.m.- Halloween Trail of Treats starting at the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Holmes Beach trail, 4-6 p.m., Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach trails, 5-7 p.m. Information: 941-778-1541.
5-6 p.m. Crazy, Creepy, Crawly, Critter Costume Contest,
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (941)
6 p.m. Trunk 'n Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

Saturday, Nov. 3
4 p.m. and 6 p.m. -Magic of Manatee Chorus, Sweet Ade-
lines International chapter, Spaghetti Dinner at Bradenton Christian
Reformed Church, 4208 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Infor-
mation: 941-722-6287.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show,
Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW,
Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1860.
6:30-10:30 p.m. -"For the Love of Money," murder-mystery
dinner theater, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.
11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 100,000 Healthy Meals, Feeding Chil-
dren Everywhere, Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 407-688-6600.

Sunday, Nov. 4
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chili Challenge benefiting Center for Build-
ing Hope, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Market Bradenton Beach.
Information: 215-906-0668.
1-3 p.m. -Author Diane Robertson book signing, Ginny's
& Jane E's Bakery Cafe & Island Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-755-0739.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
6:30-8:30 p.m. Desoween, Trail of Haunted Legends, De
Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Braden-
ton. Information: 941-792-0458.

Thursday, Nov. 1
5-7 p.m. Doug Demming and the Jewel Tones, Music in the
Park, Realize Bradenton, Riverfront Pavilion and Mosaic Amphithe-
ater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.
4-8 p.m. -Village of the Arts, showcasing local artist jewelry,
fashions, paintings, mosaics quilts and folk art, Bradenton.

Saturday, Nov. 3
7:30 p.m. Mr. Sugar Kane Fundraiser for Sugar Canes
Varsity Dance Team, Manatee High School, Davis Theatre, MHS,
902 33rd Court W., Bradenton. Information: 941-920-0935.

Sunday, Nov. 4
10:45-11:30 a.m. Book signing, the Rev. Stephen King,
"New Horizons-Healing and Hope After the Pain of Divorce," Harvey
Memorial Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information:

Through Nov. 12, "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare,
Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, 5555
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-9010,
Ext. 2310.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee
applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon Open
House, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600
24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. Anna Maria duplicate bridge group,
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Mana-
tee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E.,
Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-708-6130.
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-
tion: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit
Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and bou-
tiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

Coming up
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, Thieves Market and Bake Sale, Anna Maria Island
Privateers, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-

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In the field across from
Ginny's & Jane E's at the old IGA
Furniture, art, antiques,
JIcollectibles, nauticals, linens,
jewelry and more!
8 am Sunday Nov 4
SRain Date: Sunday Nov 11
9806 Gulf Drive Anna Maria

We checked his schedule and he is
not working or playing golf so....
Joan Voyles, Kitty Gonzalez
and Erik Abrahamson
invite you to an Open House honoring
He will be 90 years young!
2-5 pm Saturday Nov. 3
at 857 North Shore in Anna Maria

Islander veteran honors Nov. 9
Local veterans are encouraged to attend The
Islander's seventh annual Veterans Day ceremony
Friday, Nov. 9.
The event, co-sponsored by the city of Holmes
Beach, begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Beach City
Hall parking lot, 5801 Marina Drive, with coffee and
breakfast breads.
At 9 a.m., the program begins with honoring vet-
erans of the United States and its allies in World War
II, in particular, those veterans whose stories appeared
in The Islander's "Greatest Generation" and "Forgot-
ten Generation" columns by reporter Rick Catlin.
Kirby Stewart American Legion Post No. 24 in
Palma Sola will present the colors, followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance, and conclude with a rifle salute
and the playing of taps.

Nov. 10, 100th birthday of Cortez School House, Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-
Nov. 10, artsHop Silent auction, The Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 10, Gulf Coast Writers book signing, Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Nov. 10-11, Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft
Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and 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.

Save the date
Nov. 13, Nautical Knots seminar, Anna Maria Island Sail and
Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Infor-
mation: 941-795-0482.
Nov. 14, Off Stage Ladies Wicked Wizard of Oz Silent Auction
and luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
ton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.
Nov. 17, Holiday Bazaar, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: Herman at 941-383-
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
Nov. 17, "An Evening of Opera in the Middle of the After-
noon," The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: call 941-778-1638.
Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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Anna Maria Commissioners will be
appointing acommissionerduetoavacancy
that will occur after the November 6, 2012
election. Interested applicants must:

1. Be a resident of Anna Maria City
for at least two years prior to
November 6, 2012 election.

2. Complete the "Application for
Committee" form. Applications
may be picked up at City Clerk's
Office, Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria or
downloaded and printed from
the city website http://www.

3. Submit resume and completed
"Application for Committee" form.

All information must be mailed, hand-
delivered, or sent by email to amclerk@
cityofannamaria.com by October 31,
2012, 12:01 p.m.

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Commerce event also played Oct. 20 to large crowds
who walked Pine Avenue browsing arts and crafts
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Throngs of people of all ages attended the 12th
annual Bayfest Oct. 19-20, which grossed more than
$30,000 before expenses, according to the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce.
"It was much, much bigger this year," said chamber
president Mary Ann Brockman. "It gets bigger every
While all costs are not tabulated, so far there's about
$20,000 in expenses to be paid by the festival income,
she said.
Brockman has been involved with each Bayfest,
but this year she took charge of the entire event, from
entertainment to food vendors and waste pickup. And this
year's event grew, with music and food at Anna Maria's
Bay Boulevard bayfront and vendors, booths and a car
show spreading west on Pine Avenue to Gulf Drive.
"The turn out on the street was good," she said of
Saturday's Bayfest. "And you could hardly walk across
the field Friday night.
"Saturday night was a little chillier," and there was a
good turnout but not as good as Friday, Brockman said.
Bill Mergen's classic car show was a huge success,
she said, adding the Kids' Zone by Kip Lalosh of Anna
Maria Island Health & Fitness and Island Smoothie, with
rock-climbing and bungee-jumping and a bubble event,
also was larger than previous years.
Proceeds will support the chamber's general activi-
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Special said earlier that BBPD would remain the
lead investigative department and said the case reopen-
ing remains an administrative opening in order to follow
FDLE's recommendation.
"A television show isn't going to change the course
of this investigation as it stands now," Speciale told The
Islander. "A polygraph is a tool that can help an inves-
tigation, but there's a reason why it is inadmissible in a
court of law. There are a lot of determining factors that
can cause a polygraph to not be accurate."
Tramarco told Dr. Phil he was 90 percent confident
the polygraph was accurate, and went so far as to label
Genoese a "suspect in my mind."
Special said his department remains in charge of
the case, but he will follow any and all recommendations
from FDLE.
"If FDLE determines that there is something more to
do with the results of this polygraph or something they
saw on the show then we will do it," he said. "But as of
right now, we are continuing to follow the recommenda-
tions of the Smart Panel. Nothing has changed."
Special said as of Oct. 26, the majority of the FDLE
recommendations have been addressed, "and nothing sig-
nificant has been discovered. We continue to have daily
contact with FDLE and, again, we will follow up on any-
thing they decide is important to this case."
Dr. Phil congratulated Osborn for her tenacity, but
said for her own good, "The best thing you can do is step
back and let the professionals do their job."
Osborn sent two letters to Speciale dated Oct. 23
and Oct. 24, after the taping of the show but before it
was on TV, asking that Speciale recant all statements that
her daughter's death was a suicide and once again asked
BBPD to turn the case over to another law enforcement
agency, "due to a lack of objectivity."

Sheena's last night
According to a 911 call, a couple next door to Morris
and Genoese at the BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton Beach,
a couple was heard "screaming and yelling at one another"
over what sounded to the caller to be about money.
Genoese told Dr. Phil that he didn't recall an argu-
ment about money, but that Morris had tried to take his
money off the room's nightstand and leave. He admits
he grabbed Morris' shirt to stop her.
Genoese said he left shortly after that, telling Morris
the relationship was over.
Two BBPD officers arrived to the hotel room and
saw Genoese calmly leaving the scene. According to the
incident report, Morris was asked if she had been physi-
cally assaulted and she told the officers no, but that she
was stranded without a way home.
One of the officers asked if she had family to come

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and get her, at which time Morris said her father lived
out of state and she didn't want to speak to her mother.
The officers continued to converse with Morris and they
eventually cleared the scene, listing the incident as a
disturbance, and not a domestic violence call based on
Morris' statement.
Morris later took cellphone photos of a mark that was
left on her neck, and a small laceration on her ring finger
and sent them to Genoese. She also sent him a text, which
stated, "You are evil and scary."
About 12 minutes after sending the text, Morris
called 911 and said she feared Genoese was going to
enter her apartment and told the Tampa dispatcher that
she had been assaulted by Genoese.
Morris continued to send texts to Genoese into the
early morning hours.
She was due to check out of the BridgeWalk motel
in the morning. When she did not, and no one answered
the door, hotel employees called police to have her
Police responded and found her hanged in the shower
stall dead.

Special responds

to Dr. Phil Show
At the end of the Oct. 26 airing of the "Dr. Phil"
episode titled New Year's Mystery, featuring the case of
Sheena Morris, 22, who died in a Bradenton Beach motel
room on New Year's Day 2009, the host announced that


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Kelly Osborn, mother
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"... 2009 death was initially
-- ruled a suicide, pickets
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denton Beach City Hall.
-- Osborn resumed her call
-for an investigation into
her daughter's death and
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the Bradenton Beach Police Department had issued a
The statement can be read from
BBPD Chief Sam Speciale at www.
drphil.com, where the two episodes
also are available for viewing.
"On Sept. 19, 2012, we met with
SFlorida Department of Law Enforce-
Speciale ment Specialized Multi Agency Review
Team in reference to reviewing the Sheena Morris suicide
"This team consisted of various experts in the field of
law enforcement, for example, medical examiners, crime
scene tech, homicide investigators and analysts adding
up to over 300 years of experience.
"The team reviewed all of the facts and evidence
from the crime scene that was found on the night of the
tragedy," he wrote.
Special said he again met with the FDLE Smart
Team Oct. 12, where he was presented with investigative
l_'.-'>L li>n, for the case.
"We are in the process of prioritizing these sugges-
tions and, with the assistance of FDLE, are evaluating
each u'np'.liin We have felt comfortable prior to and
after the Smart Team was convened regarding our origi-
nal findings and plan on acting on all ,u,'__' ,Ili>,ni submit-
ted," he said.
Special reiterated that once the _'. -.lion, have
been followed up, the case would return to the Florida
State Attorney's Office for review.

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Anna Maria election vacancy comes post-election, Nov. 15

According to the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office, the two are automatically voted into

and a mayor on Nov. 6, Anna Maria must wait until the The city's 1,313 registered voters, as of Oct. 15,
commission's Nov. 15 organizational meeting to decide can still vote on candidates for county, state and federal
the next mayor and then appoint an interim commission offices but not for mayor of Anna Maria.
member from the electorate. With no candidate, the election of a new mayor is in
It's all because no one qualified to run for mayor and the hands of the city charter, which calls for an organi-
Mayor Mike Selby decided not to seek a second term. national meeting to swear in new commissioners, which
On Nov. 15, a commission chair must be elected is scheduled for Nov. 15.
from among the commissioners to become mayor, then The charter states that the five commissioners then
a citizen selected by the four remaining commissioners elect one of their members to be commission chair, who
to fill the newly vacated commission seat. automatically becomes vice mayor. The charter further
Only two commission seats are up for election Nov. states that in the absence of the mayor, the commission
6 and only two candidates incumbent Chuck Webb chair vice mayor automatically assumes the posi-
and Nancy Yetter qualified to fill them. tion and duties of mayor.

Holmes Beach fills building department vacancy

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach added an electrical engineer to its
building department islander David Greene.
The mayor and public works superintendent Joe
Duennes hired Greene Oct. 23 for a wage of $22.35 per
Duennes said they had four responses to an adver-
Stisement for building inspector/plans
examiner, and he interviewed two can-
"This guy is pretty impressive,"
said Duennes, adding he was avail-
able immediately, and "we were down
Greene a man."
Greene lives in Holmes Beach with
two children and wife Jocelyn, a graphic designer. He
comes from Forney Engineering of Bradenton, where
he'd worked since 2007.
He previously worked in the construction industry
in Salt Lake City, with owners, contractors and design
Greene grew up in Charlotte, N.C., attended the
University of North Carolina and earned a bachelor's of
science degree in electrical engineering in 1991.
Greene said he's inspected buildings for about 20
years and is in the process of applying for his plans exam-
iner license.
"There's a lot to do with over 1,000 permits," he said.
"It's a lot of work, and I want to live up to everyone's

Former building inspector Bob Shaffer was fired last
month after 10 years with the city, and inspections to
more than 900 permits yearly.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger introduced Greene to city
commissioners at their Oct. 23 meeting.
The nine-year resident of Holmes Beach said he was
"very familiar with the local situation and everything
that's going on right now."
Later in the meeting, Commissioner Jean Peelen said
while she believed Greene may be a great hire, she was
startled to hear it happened without any notice.
She'd like to have seen more transparency in the
hiring process, including the criteria the department was
looking for and the interviews, because the city is "not
in the normal situation," due to the Shaffer's dismissal,
Peelen said.
Bohnenberger said he followed the charter that
authorizes the mayor's personnel decisions.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said as long
as she'd been an official, staff has been hired by the
Commission Chair David Zaccagnino said he
would've liked more information because Greene was
"a huge hire," but that the mayor came through with an
excellent decision. It is the commission's job to set policy,
not make hiring decisions, he added.
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By Rick Catlin
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While Holmes Beach will elect two commissioners

A problem with that, according to Commissioner
Dale Woodland, is that the mayor has no vote on the
"I don't want to give up my vote," he said, a senti-
ment echoed by Commissioner John Quam.
Webb has said he is too busy with his law practice
to devote the time needed to be mayor.
That leaves Commissioner SueLynn, who was mayor
of Anna Maria from 2002-06, and Yetter to become
SueLynn has indicated she is not enthusiastic about
the possibility of becoming mayor, but it seems as if there
is "no one else" to do the job.
Yetter has said she does not believe she has the
administrative experience to be mayor. In addition, she
must devote a lot of time to family affairs in Tampa.

Appointment of vacant commission seat
But Anna Maria commissioners have a double quan-
As noted, one member must be elected commission
chair and thus become the mayor. That leaves a vacancy
on the commission that must be filled from the electorate
by the four remaining commissioners.
Commissioners have asked registered voters in the
city who are both interested and qualified to become a
commissioner to fill out an appointment form at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive by 4 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 31.
Commissioners also have asked that the applicants
attend the Nov. 15 meeting for interviews.
As of press deadline Monday, Oct. 29, four people
had applied and a fifth member of the electorate indicated
interest in the vacant seat: former Commissioner Gene
Aubry, former Commissioner Tom Aposporos, commit-
tee member Carl Pearman and businesswoman Sandy
Rich applied. A fifth potential candidate, Billy Malfese,
a member of the city public works staff and chair of the
environmental education and enhancement committee
took out a form but has not yet returned it.
Commissioners have agreed that whoever is
appointed to the commission vacancy must be nominated
and seconded by someone, either a commissioner or from
the audience. Additionally, the successful applicant must
receive at least three of the four commission votes.
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 31, 2012 0 17

HB addresses noise complaints, approves LDC changes

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
A measure aimed at preventing a rush on building
permits in Holmes Beach was pulled Oct. 23 minutes
before a multi-faceted ordinance to address renter-related
noise issues was voted into law by the commission.
Commissioners amended the city's land develop-
ment code to require one parking space for each bed-
room; 5-foot setbacks for swimming pools; 6-foot height
restrictions for slides and other pool structures; and noise
baffling enclosures for pool equipment in new homes or
remodel projects.
Before the vote, during public hearing on the second
reading of the ordinance, code enforcement board chair
Don Schroder equated the language in the ordinance,
"zoning in progress," with a moratorium, because the
new ordinance would have required builders to adhere
to new rules on jobs in progress.
City attorney Patricia Petruff said she recommended
the language to prevent a rush of permit applications
while the city was working on zoning changes similar to
other municipalities as prompted by recent case law.
"Once you do it, it is a defacto moratorium on any
residential building," Schroder said, adding it would
allow the commission "to drag its feet.
"While it's not a moratorium, it is a moratorium," he
Schroder also objected to the rules regarding pool
enclosures and one-parking space per bedroom require-
ments, calling it a "ludicrous" intrusion into what he can
build on his property. He claimed it could lead to zoning
nondisclosures in real estate transactions.
Before the vote, Petruff and the commissioners dis-
cussed Schroder's points.
Under the new rules, according to Petruff, if there's
a room addition, or new construction of three or more
bedrooms or rooms suitable for sleeping purposes, an
additional parking space to the two already required will
be needed.
Petruff defended the city's right to legislate land

development restrictions.
Commissioner Jean Peelen said sellers are only
required to disclose known issues.
"It's an interesting point," said Commissioner John
Monetti, pointing to previous commission discussions
on rules, such as floor area ratios. "At what point does it
become a zoning in progress."
Commissioners also talked about two versions of
pool enclosure in the ordinance language.
Monetti said, from his research, "this is a product
that isn't commercially viable."
Alex Richardson of 85th Street attested that, accord-
ing to his personal research, pool baffling equipment
exists for about $200.
Commissioner Pat Morton said the calling for "com-
mercially manufactured with specifications to baffle" in
the ordinance was "too cumbersome."
On motion by Monetti to remove the zoning in prog-
ress language and return to a more general pool equipment
baffling requirement, Monetti, Morton and Commissioner
Sandy Haas-Martens voted in favor, with Zaccagnino and
Peelen voting against the LDC changes.
Peelen said she'd favor the zoning in progress lan-
guage be further researched, but included in the ordi-
nance, in accordance with Petruff's recommendation.
After a second reading of an ordinance to allow an
alternate member to the planning commission, the com-
mission voted unanimously in favor. The change allows
the alternate to attend meetings without voting.
The commission had approved Barbara Hines, a
recent candidate for the planning commission vacancy,
Oct. 9 to fill the alternate spot, contingent on the legal
In other matters, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger rec-
ognized the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island's 60th
anniversary celebration. He also proclaimed Nov. 13-17
Farm-City Week to recognize agricultural producers and
urban cooperation.
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expected $4-19 million as the county's allotment from
the fund.
She told commissioners she wanted to determine
whether the community supported a fund allocation of
what could be several million dollars for a new pier at
Manatee Public Beach.
City commissioners agreed at recent meetings a new
pier was its No. 1 priority from any allocation it might be
able to direct.
Commissioner John Monetti said, "We want a
"Is this really what the island wants?" Whitmore
asked, pointing out it can take years to accomplish such
projects and she wanted to gauge current public support,
looking back to the some 40 people in the gallery.
"I've got to make sure before we spend all this money
and time," she said.
While she said there are two other possible sources
for pier funds, she wasn't ready to discuss them.
A show of hands indicated a majority of the audience
supported a new pier to replace the 312-foot pier removed
by the county in 2009.

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awarded to one or more Holmes Beach city employees
after a contest to be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 31,
at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Entries are open to all city employees.
There will be three judges known for their pie-
tasting expertise, including Mayor Rich Bohnenberger,
Andrea Spring of Sign of the Mermaid in Anna Maria,
and John Manos of Divine Cafe in Holmes Beach.
After the judging, staff plans to celebrate Halloween
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MG: State law restricts interference with these mini-
mum stays. The real problem is with the behavior of the
renters. I believe in strict, consistent enforcement of cur-
rent codes.
JHT: I don't feel the length of stay is as much of the
problem as the lack of good neighbors. The R-2 district
is huge. That, combined with developers and investors
wanting to cash in on a resort community that lacks a
competent building department has caused a huge imbal-
ance and this has resulted in the continuing loss of resi-
dents. Enforce codes, enforce codes, enforce codes!
SHM: Our rental rules have been in existence for
years, long before I was ever elected to office.
JM: Those current restrictions are a direct result of
my own personal efforts to protect the core residential
neighborhoods that are R-1. I spearheaded that effort
six years ago to ensure that we would be able to have a
balance between our tourist and residential components.
Prior to that there was no 30-day minimum in R-1, a fact
forgotten by many. Currently state law precludes further
restrictions and attempts to impose greater rental restric-
tions threaten our existing ones.
The Islander: Explain your position and what you
would change if mi, th ,ii on the city's policies and
interpretation of building codes relating to:(a) Substan-
tial improvement/ 50 percent building restriction, and (b)
Setbacks on side yard and ;rii I1-fl. r living levels.
MG: (a) and (b): Follow the law.
JHT: (a) It is Florida Building Code. Enforce it. (b)
Nothing needs to be changed. Enforce codes. This has
allowed for big six-bedroom houses that wouldn't have
fit the lot if these codes were enforced.
SHM: (a) This is based on dollar values. (b) We need
better wording in our ordinance to be more clear.
JM: (a) Our building department does an admirable
job of interpreting plans as given to determine costs/
values. Certainly in such an issue there are interpreta-
tions to be made, but I feel our department head makes
every attempt to view plans reasonably. FEMA, again,
seems to have agreed. I am not a certified inspector or
certified planner, so I put my faith in those that are, and
have a history of success. (b) We should stay within our
setbacks that have been in place for years.
The Islander: Do you believe the city should amend
its land development code to include a living area ratio
for new residential construction? Why or why not?
MG: If we cannot bring new construction and remod-
els to be compatible with their neighbors. We must pro-
gressively do whatever is legal to bring the current land
planning best practices into play and stop the prolifera-

tion of monster structures.
JHT: I don't know yet. I am hoping to get a better
handle on it after we hear back from the city planner. He
is currently looking into this and will advise.
SHM: No. We could lose our ability to have rental
restrictions considering what state legislators did last year
with House Bill 833. We also are taking away people's
property rights.
JM: We should not amend our codes to implement a
FAR or LAR. This would impose an undue burden on our
property owners and would ultimately lead to an assault
on our tax base. Taxes would rise or services would fall
for every citizen of Holmes Beach. The ideas were born
from a discussion of addressing the behavior of certain
vacationers, but it is a response that attacks a building
instead of a behavior. It would deny our citizens their
property rights, which surely would lead to litigation,
in which I fear the city would find itself in a precarious
The Islander: What is your opinion of the Holmes
Beach lawsuit relative to 27th Street against Sandpiper
Resort Coop and city ofBradenton Beach?
MG: I am not happy about suing our neighbors, and
I support a compromise solution.
JHT: I believe the new mayor will be able to get it solved
over a cup of coffee. My philosophy is: "It isn't always about
being right, it is about having a relationship."
SHM: The city of Bradenton Beach didn't have the right
to deed what they didn't solely own. We are protecting our
citizen's right to use that street without interference.
JM: The majority of research was conducted almost
four years ago when the taking of this public street was
first proposed. Our city attorney offered a solution that
was rejected. It is an illegal taking of a public road dedi-
cated to the general public. One may not legally give
away property that is not one's legal possession, as has
happened when Bradenton Beach "gave" 27th Street to
the Sandpiper. Never have I seen a group so intent to
claim their position to be correct, and fight with such
effort to keep a judge, an arbitrary official from making
a determination as to the validity of this land transfer.
It would be a waste of time and money at this point to
simply let it drop. Clearly the attempts to come to a rea-
sonable mutually agreeable resolution failed. A fence was
erected over a year ago and remains, along with gates and
signs saying "No Trespassing, Private Property" on what
leads to what has for over 50 years been a public road.
The Islander: If the city receives money to allocate
on city projects from the BP oil settlement, how do you
believe the city should use the money? Do you believe a
shovel-ready project should be planned?

MG: Shovel-ready does not apply to this particular
settlement. I support a new city pier, Grassy Point and
downtown marina redevelopment.
JHT: City pier. Also, the boat basin at the defunct
Tidemark project would be a great asset to the commu-
nity. Visitors from the mainland can come, dock up and
spend the day given our trolley system, plenty of restau-
rants and shops.
SHM: My first request would to be to replace the
fishing pier at Manatee Public Beach. It was promised
when it was taken out that it would be replaced several
years ago. If there are funds left over, Grassy Point is my
next favorite.
JM: The rebuilding of our city pier should be our
first priority with the development of the recently opened
Grassy Point area next. Pier plans already exist and
Grassy Point plans would be relatively easy to develop.
The Islander: Do you have a position on large com-
mercial developments in general, and specifically, any
opinions on the proposed Mainsail project?
MG: There's not much room for large commercial
developments. However, if there were, the words are
\.i) Careful."
JHT: The elevation appears to have changed drasti-
cally. The proposed project doesn't look like it lends itself
to the adjoining neighborhood at all. The city has given
them long enough to get the ball rolling and the devel-
opers have let it become a huge eyesore for the past 10
years and it is at the center of our city. I wish the mayor
would have proposed this earlier.
SHM: Nothing other than I would like to see it get
off the ground soon.
JM: We really are over 96 percent built out at this
point so there are limited opportunities for large commer-
cial development. Mainsail is one of the few areas that
could be developed without wiping out existing develop-
ment. Mainsail specifically needs to be held accountable
to show progress, a position our current commission is
The Islander: Are there any changes you would pro-
pose to the current municipal retirement system? If so,
what would they be?
MG: New hires should join the Florida retirement
JHT: Once I am in office, I will spend time becom-
ing familiar with the retirement system. I do feel that our
police retirement needs to be protected as the sole reason
they serve our communities without big paychecks is
because of their retirement benefits.
SHM: The costs of any pension plan are continually
on the increase. As a city, we need to have a plan that

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path to an important item. Then determine where to use this item to access the

vault and its contend

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French fry?
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20 Big drop
22 Inveigle
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24 Not entirely real, as
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35 Soft scent
38 Actress Davis of
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39 Warner who played
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40 Oodles
41 Bands seen at
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44 Christopher Robin's
last name
45 Ripken with a 17
year consecutive
game streak
46 Org with a wing
and a globe in its
49 B
51 BlackBerry features
53 Secretary of labor
who became a
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peace Freedom is
slavery Ignorance
is strength "
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64 Franklin output
65 One with a reduced
68 Skipping syllables
69 Scheduled
70 Palace
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73 Do a line of shots?
74 Gabrielle of
volleyball and
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79 Fossil-rich location
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82 Kind of dye
83 Warren site
86 Jazzman Jones

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95 Get on
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100 Elephantlike
walker in "The
Empire Strikes
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10+ million
102 Historical figure in
Isabel Allende's
novel "Ines of My
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105 Digital problem
107 Like a winning X
Games trick, maybe
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113 Inopportune
115 Island entertainer
116 Persuasive Dr
Seuss character
117 Pod
118 Daughter of King
119 Retro light sources
120 Boasts
121 Predatory insect
122 Pirate's moniker

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2 Guru's disciple,
3 Toyota exec

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5 "It's I_ ("You're
6 Orson Scott Card's
7 Not a challenge at all
8 Fl neighbor
9 Sofas
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11 Diplomat W
12 What a handcuffed
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13 There's one
14 Before long
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16 Rest awhile
17 Tier
18 Reader's direction
21 "Stupid mel"
27 Postal abbr
29 Musical family
32 "Cantar de Mlo
(Spanish epic)
34 Runoff, perhaps
35 Crop holder
36 Basic rhyme scheme
37 Crop holder
44 New World monkey
46 How a rocket launch
is usually viewed
47 Fan
48 Stubborn ones
50 Lying about
52 Scores 100
53 Reward for one who
52 Down?

54 Lifted
55 Cash back from an
56 Museum holding
57 Beginning of many a
59 Tolkien's Treebeard,
60 Port from which
Amelia Earhart left
on her last flight
61 TV type
64 expected

65 Windows users
66 Tattler
67 Always, if the meter
requires it
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77 Brand associated
with a crocodile
78 Dummy
80 Fictional Miss Jane
83 Central European
84 detachment

85 Rio de Janeiro
87 Gluttonous
88 Setting of "Anne of
Green Gables"
89 University in Center
Valley, Pa
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in Florence, e g
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92 Least defined
93 Steel mill input
95 Some cellphone

97 Certain salad green
98 Triage locales, for
103 Trooper's tool
105 Great deal
106 be a
108 "Idylls of the
King" wife
109 Mama grizzly
110 Ordered
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THE ISLANDER U OCT 31, 2012 U 19

Volunteers sought to pack 100,000 meals Nov. 3

By Kathy Prucnell
Anna Maria Island will be working to feed the hungry
in Manatee County when people take to Holmes Beach
city field to pack healthy meals 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat-
urday, Nov. 3.
Feeding Children Everywhere in partnership with
community volunteers hopes to pack 100,000 meals,
draw 500 volunteers and raise $25,000 to pay for the

is good for the employee and the city while not unduly
taxing the residents. The mayor is working on this as we
speak, and I am looking forward to his report.
JM: We recently made significant changes in our
retirement system that afforded us the opportunity to
maintain experienced, senior employees at significant
savings to our retirement plans. I think new hires could
possibly be introduced with modified plans, but it would
be unfair to offer specific iPoriO. ni, without detailed
knowledge of potential plans. I'm open to 'IPOl.,t'iOIst
We thankfully are currently well funded, but it is a sig-
nificant portion of our budget and, as such, affords con-
The Islander: Why do you want to be a city commis-
MG: Because I love and want to maintain the beauty
and charm of our old Florida lifestyle.
JHT: It is definitely not because I dreamed for a
career in politics. I read an article once that explained
the definition of a "statesmen." It made me really want
to do this for my city and to give back. Nobody said that
it was going to be easy, or enjoyable for that matter. But
it is the right thing to do. Therefore, I am going to see it
through and give it my all.
SHM: I feel that I continue to bring honesty, dignity,
fiscal responsibility and common sense to the commis-
sion. Plus, I devote a significant amount of time, as you
can see by some of my community activities. You cannot
just sit around, you need to get involved.
JM: To continue to provide all of the citizens of
Holmes Beach with a common sense approach to main-
taining the beauty and balance of our community. I agreed
to give of my time many years ago when asked, simply
because I feel every person should give back to their
community to whatever degree they are capable. I would
like to continue with this task.
Comments are directly from candidate emails, cor-
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Holmes Beach resident and artist Kim Darnell and Anna
Maria resident Mary Selby, a self-described "food guru"
and longtime volunteer for Roser Memorial Community
Church Food Pantry.
"It's a l.- ini' statistic I've come across 25
percent of families in Manatee County struggle to put
food on the table," Darnell said.
According to Selby, the Holmes Beach event grew

Feeding Children Everywhere organizers Mary Selby,
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help because "so many people in Manatee County are
Coincidentally, Darnell's call came the day she
received news from her husband, Anna Maria Mayor
Mike Selby, that The Food Bank of Manatee County had
run out of food.
Mary Selby made the connection for the two orga-
nizations, and FCE made a 100,000-meal commitment
to the county food bank. Selby said 50,000 meals have
already arrived and "flown off the shelves."
Darnell also told Selby about Orlando-area FCE
founder Don Campbell. Campbell left his profession "to
make a difference," and start the group that shops for the
best prices on food to be packed, and also advertises and
facilitates the events.
Darnell attended the FCE event in Tampa during
the Republican National Convention that sent 2 million
meals to hungry people.
Impressed with the organization's efforts, Selby
joined with Darnell in planning for the FCE island event
at city field. Darnell contributed her "Love Local" artwork
to the promotional campaign. Selby began spreading the
word about the event to friends, businesses, church and
community groups.
"We had a tasting at my house. We cooked a bunch
of the packages," Selby explained, adding FCE passed
along the recipe for the main course the Holmes Beach
volunteers will be packing "a tasty combination of
rice, lentils, pink Himalayan sea salts and dehydrated
It's a balanced meal of protein, vitamins and minerals
that costs 25 cents per serving, she said.
"It really is delicious. It really is good," Selby added.
"And healthy."
To supplement the packages, Selby said she's look-
ing for donations of peanut butter, canned meats, pop-top
soups, cereal and canned fruits. Selby also is arranging
for tents and tables.
I \ i lung we're packing we'll keep local," Selby
said. "It's not only for children, but adults, too."
Roser Memorial Food Bank, Our Daily Bread and
The Food Bank of Manatee will receive the meals, she
Volunteers will be taking 90-minute shifts. Interested
donors are asked to bring food or cash donations to the
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Thursday, Nov. 1, K-3 presentation by author
Howard Binkow, auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 5: 3:15 p.m., Student Advisory
i Council meeting, library.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Orga-
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Lunch: Pizza Choice, Chicken Quesadilla, Sliced Peaches,
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Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Warm Roll, Beef and Cheese Nachos,
Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits, Lettuce and Tomato Cup,
Black Beans, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich or Ultimate Breakfast Round.
Lunch: Kids' Choice.
Friday, Nov. 9
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Super Round.
Lunch: Pizza Choice, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Sliced
Pears, Corn, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.

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The Islander: Do you believe the city should amend
its city's land development code to include a living area
ratio for new residential construction? Why or why
RB: No, the LAR has been tainted by its attachment
to the short-term rental issues, which could result in loss
of all our rental restrictions as per House Bill 883. Other
options are available and the commission needs to give
them serious consideration. Keep in mind nothing that
can or will be done will relieve the current problems.
Cooperation from the rental community will help resolve
these issues.
CM: I believe that we should weigh the various ideas
that have been presented and make some decisions. Let's
not beat this dead horse anymore. Once again, common
sense and making the rules to fit with the vision of the
island are what should drive the decisions.
The Islander: What is your opinion of the Holmes
Beach lawsuit relative to 27th Street against Sandpiper
Resort Coop and city of Bradenton Beach?
RB: The role of government is to protect the citizens
from illegal acts. The transfer of public property to pri-
vate ownership without the support of state statute was a
fraudulent transfer. I have met with the mayor, offered a
compromise and received no response, the commission
chair also met with concerned parties, no response. We
held a mediation meeting with Bradenton Beach officials,
no results. The only option is to allow the court to rule.
The Sandpiper can end it simply by filing a quitclaim
deed returning a portion of 27th Street to Bradenton
Beach. The cost of the deed form at Staples is $5. The
cost of filing is $10.70.
CM: It is a waste of money and should and will be
finalized over a cup of coffee with the players involved.
The Islander: If the city receives money from the BP
oil settlement, how should the city allocate it? Do you
believe a shovel-ready project should be planned?
RB: We have requested that the county replace the
fishing pier. Yes, we have one, the boardwalk in Grassy
Point Preserve.
CM: I think we need to sit down with a variety of
items from which to select and decide the best use of the

money. I have only heard of one option.
The Islander. Explain your position on large com-
mercial developments in general, and specifically on the
proposed revocation of the Mainsail project?
RB: Legal costs would be beyond reason. I have met
with the president of Mainsail and they plan to present to
the commission on Nov. 27.
CM: If Mainsail is handled according to our codes
and laws, it should be allowed to be developed. We want
growth on the island, but controlled growth. There is a
difference. This is true with large houses like those on
Key Royale. They are not out-of-control rentals and
should have no problem with their build out as single-
family homes.
The Islander. Are changes needed to the current
municipal retirement system? If so, why and what is
RB: The city police are in our own city plan. This
requires us to fund the plan for current employees and
retired employees and survivors. As the retirement rolls
increase in numbers, so does the city contribution. Many
cities throughout Florida and the nation are finding that
they can no longer afford the ever-increasing costs and
have had to cut benefits to those already on pension. If
we start now putting new hires in the state plan, when
those employees retire, we will not have any continuing
financial obligations. This plan will, over the long run,
reduce cost to the city and protect those already on pen-
CM: I am not privy to this information and would
not be able to answer with any degree of expertise.
The Islander. Why do you want to be the mayor of
Holmes Beach?
RB: Because I love my city and our residents deserve
a mayor that has the time, II'i'v and dedication to
CM: We need some new ideas on how to incorpo-
rate the citizens in the system so that they feel that they
are empowered to add something to the community. We
need to find creative ways to add revenue to island cof-
fers. I have some ideas. This would be without adding
taxes, and in fact, lower them. We need to find a way to
bring the citizens and the city together to have a coopera-

tive dialogue on many issues. It is combative now, with
only a few of the city commissioners representing the
community at large. The unfortunate part is that the few
commissioners who really represent the many are being
beat over the head by those who do not represent the
community as a whole.

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Islander Reporter
The last week of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's fall recreational soccer season is upon us and,
barring monumental collapses and upsets, the seedings
and playoff matchups are set.
The league's 8-10 division leading Lobstahs is still
unbeaten with a 7-0-1 record, but the team has two games
remaining on the schedule. They've locked up the first
seed and will play the winner of the LaPensee Plumbing
vs. undetermined third seed, which is still up in the air.
Tyler's Ice Cream, which has two games remaining
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games, they move up from the third to second seed.
As it stands now, American Marine will take on the
winner of the Miller Electric vs. Best Buy match, while
Lobstahs takes on either Tyler's Ice Cream or LaPensee.
The championship game will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 10.
Seedings also are not quite settled in the league's
11-13 division, although the playoff matchups are set.
Steam Designs is still chasing a perfect season and has
the top seed nailed down. They will play Wash Family
Construction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, for a spot in the
championship game, which will be held at 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, Nov. 10.
LPAC and Jen Crady Massage currently hold down
the second and third seeds, which could flip flop if Crady
wins its remaining two games and LPAC loses its last
game, but they will still meet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6,
in the playoff game.
The league's two-team 14-17 division championship
game is obviously set and will be played at 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 10.
LaPensee- winless on the season showed that
they're not giving up. The plumbers battled to a 4-4 tie
against Tyler's Ice Cream in 8-10 division action Oct.
26. Sam Bowers scored three goals to lead LaPensee,
which also received one goal from Ben Brashear in the
tie. Daniel Sentman led Tyler's with three goals, while
Ava Alderson added one goal.
Tyler's survived an own goal to defeat Best Buy 2-1
during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 23. Daniel Sent-
man and Giana Sparks scored one goal apiece for Tyler's
in the victory.
Lobstahs edged American Marine 2-1 Oct. 23 in a
matchup of the division's top two teams. Jack Groves
and Allie Connelly scored a goal each in the victory,
while David Daigle scored the lone goal for American
Steam Designs showed why they're the top team in
the 11-13 division with an 8-1 victory over Wash Oct.
24. Nico Calleja scored five goals, while Olivia Glavan,
Sentman and Willow Cooper each added goals to the
Ben Connors scored the lone goal for Wash Family
Construction in the loss.
LPAC cooled off Jen Crady with a 5-2 victory in the
second 11-13 division game of the evening. Zach Fer-
nandez led the way with three goals, while Tyler Pearson
added two goals in the victory.
George Lardas and Cameron Pasco led Crady with
a goal each in the loss.
LPAC demolished Wash 11-2 in 11-13 division
soccer action Oct. 23. Tyler Pearson scored seven goals
to lead LPAC, which also received two goals from Sul-
livan Ferreira and a goal each from Benjamin Calhoun
and Fernandez in the victory.
Cortni Wash scored two goals to lead Wash Family
Construction in the loss.
West Coast Air Conditioning showed Edgewater
Realty that the Nov. 10 championship game may not
be a formality as they defeated the first-place team 4-1
during two-team 14-17 division soccer action Oct. 24.

Thomas Powers scored two goals, while Carolyn Culinan
and Johah Caster each scored one goal in the victory.
Madison Driscoll scored the lone goal for Edgewater
in the loss.

Basketball continues
The adult coed basketball league has one more week
of regular-season action before the teams enter playoffs.
The only certainty is that Best Buy is the top seed and The
Feast brings up the bottom in the sixth place. Seeds two
through five could change depending on what transpires
during the Oct. 30 games. Agnelli Pool & Spas currently
holds down second seed with a 4-3 record, but Eat Here,
Gator Man Pools and Island Real Estate all have 3-4
records an thing can happen.
The playoffs will begin Nov. 6 when the sixth seed
plays the third seed and the fifth seed takes on the fourth
seed, while the winners of those matchups take on the
first and second seeded teams Nov. 9. The all-star game
and championship game will be played at 7 p.m. and 8
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
In basketball action Oct. 23, Island Real Estate edged
Gator Man Pools 70-68 behind 37 points and 12 rebounds
from Matt Ray. Teagan Purtill added 10 points and Matt
Dwyer chipped in with nine points in the victory.
Evan Wolfe scored 29 points and grabbed five
rebounds and Sean Hubbard added 21 points, eight
rebounds and three assists to lead Gator in the loss.
Agnelli rolled past Eat Here 55-33 in the second
game of the evening. Brent Moss paced Agnelli with 19
points and 15 rebounds, while Chad Woods added 13
points. Jordan Demers had a strong all-around game with
12 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.
T.J. Green's 13 points along with 10 points and seven
rebounds from R.J. Mizell paced Eat Here in the loss.
Best Buy remained undefeated and atop the standings
with a 78-62 victory over The Feast behind another huge
game from Antwan Jackson. Jackson poured in a game-
high 37 points and 14 rebounds. Tyler Bekkerus added
18 points, while Brandon Kern finished with 14 points,
four rebounds and four assists in the victory.
Michael Haynes scored 21 points and grabbed five
rebounds to lead The Feast, which also received 19 points
from Nate Coleman in the loss.

Horseshoe news
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records
and to battle for the day's bi'in,_' rights in Oct. 27
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits. George McKay walked his way past Jerry Disbrow
and Tom Skoloda 23-11 to win the day.
Oct. 24 action saw Jerry Disbrow and Norm Lange-
land edge Steve Doyle and Hank Huyghe 21-18 in the
championship match.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-

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Fishers target shelter from windy conditions

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Due to strong, cooler and drier winds out of the
northeast, fishers are migrating to the leeside of Anna
Maria Island to find the bite and escape the wind.
Beach fishers using live baits, such as shrimp and
shiners, are catching a variety of species. Spanish mack-
erel, jack crevalle, blue runners, flounder and small shark
are coming to the hook.
Pier fishing on the north end of the island is resulting
in some of the best Spanish mackerel fishing the area has
to offer. Macks measuring up to a whopping 28 inches to
the fork of the tail are being caught daily. Gotcha plugs
and white jigs are producing the bite. Also, a popping
cork combined with a Clark spoon is a surefire way to
get some action.
Flats fishing around Anna Maria Island is fair as long
as you can get out of the wind. On my charters, clients are
catching good numbers of catch-and-release snook along
mangrove edges, and live shiners are the bait of choice.
Spotted seatrout also are being caught, but again, its best
to find areas out of the wind to find the fish.
Within a mile of the beach, macks and bonito are
being caught with little effort. Look for diving birds or
mackerel skyrocketing through bait schools to cast your
bait. For i i.,-'iiin. I'm using 4 feet of 40-pound fluoro-
carbon tied to a 2/0 extra long shank hook. Using this
rig, you'll still get cut off occasionally, but the bite ratio
will improve greatly as opposed to using a wire leader.
Remember, if you're planning on macks for the dinner
table, only keep what you plan to eat for one or two meals.
Mackerel is best if eaten shortly after being caught.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime charters says fish-
ing this past week has resulted in some action-packed
rallies of the three premier inshore game fish catch-
and-release snook, spotted seatrout and redfish.
Howard says the fall pattern is in full swing with
huge schools of baitfish and predators staging in area
waters while preparing for their winter migration.
Redfish have been gathering in tight schools on the
flats, feeding on the moving tides. Catch-and-release
snook are moving off the beaches and into the back-
country, providing for some exciting action. Both species
share much the same habitat, and you should be able to
catch both in the same areas. Howard suggests setting
up near a mangrove shoreline to chum shiners and get

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the bite going. Spotted seatrout are feeding just about
everywhere there is clear water and lush sea grass. "Use
a popping cork to draw their attention to your bait offer-
ing," Howard says.
Looking forward, with more of the windy condi-
tions we are experiencing, Howard suggests fishing on
a leeward shoreline. The coming full moon period will
provide for some days with strong current flow and some
amazing fish-catching opportunities.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier suggests fishing for Spanish mackerel and
kingfish during the early morning incoming tides. Pier
fishers using Gotcha plugs or silver spoons are casting
into oncoming bait schools to find the macks. The same
applies for the kings, although live baits such as large
greenbacks or blue runners are attracting the bigger bite.
Mackerel up to 5 pounds are being caught daily. As for
the kingfish, count on catching fish up to 30 inches, and
don't be surprised to find large fish mixed in.
Pompano are frequenting the shallows around the
south pier feeding on small shrimp and crabs. Pier fishers
using Love's lures pompano jigs are catching fair numbers
of these tasty golden nuggets, but you can use natural bait,
live shrimp or sand fleas, to get in on the action.
Lastly, Medley says there are numerous sheepshead
around the pilings of the pier, but he says few are being
caught because, "No one is fishing for them."
With this in mind, now is the prime time to target the
convict fish before they get wise to biting a hook. Live
fiddler crabs are the suggested bait.
Dave Sork at the Historic Anna Maria City Pier says
Spanish mackerel are chewing the bottom out from under
the pier. Pier fishers targeting these toothy fish are being
rewarded with some of the largest mackerel of the season.
Macks up to 28 inches to the fork of the tale are being
caught daily. Both artificial and live baits are achieving
hookups. While targeting macks, expect to also catch jack
crevalle, blue runners and skipjacks.
Pier fishers willing to stay out after dark are catching
good numbers of spotted seatrout and a few silver trout
on live shiners or small white jigs. Try looking around
the lights that shine into the water to spot these fish. As
they feed, pitch your bait around the outskirts of the light
to get the bite. Most of these fish are undersize, although
a little determination can result in some slot fish to take
home for the skillet.

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Capt. Warren Girle is fishing just off the beaches of
Anna Maria Island for macks, bonito and kingfish -
all three species. Girle is anchoring and chumming with
live shiners to draw the fish to the boat. For l ip.'.'in. he
uses 30-pound fluorocarbon tied to a long shank hook.
Although fluorocarbon doesn't stand much of a chance
against the mackerel's teeth, the long shank hook aids in
keeping the fish on long enough to get them to the boat.
Average size of the macks is 3 to 4 pounds. For the kings,
expect fish up to 30 pounds.
Moving inshore, Girle is fishing sandy potholes for
redfish and spotted seatrout. Whcl n fiihingi the holes, Girle
likes to use a small egg sinker that can slide right to the
eye of the hook a knocker rig. By i .'iiin this way, he
can keep his shiner right on the bottom where the reds are
feeding. Along with redfish and trout, Girle is catching
an occasional snook in the same areas.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is fishing
the flats of Sarasota Bay in search of schooling redfish.
Once he has spotted the fish, Gross is anchoring, chum-
ming live shiners and putting the reds in casting range
for some drag-screaming action.
While targeting reds, Gross is having success with
spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook.
Moving out to the Gulf of Mexico, Gross is look-
ing for diving birds or bait schools to locate kingfish,
macks and bonito. When the fish are schooled up, Gross
anchors, casts free-lined shiners behind the boat and starts
the hookups. If the fish are spread out or hard to find,
Gross slow-trolls live shiners. Either method is effective,
depending on the conditions. Spanish mackerel up to 4
pounds are the norm. For the kingfish, Gross is gaffing
fish up to 30 pounds.
Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says numer-
ous fishers frequenting the tackle shop are boasting on their
flounder. Whether fishing the passes or piers, beach flounder
are being caught on both live and artificial baits. For live
bait, shiners and small pinfish are getting the job done.
As for artificial, Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead
are producing a bite. Whether using live bait or artificial,
you want to drag your bait along the sandy bottom to
find flounder. When bait fishing, Oldham suggests using
a 20-pound fluorocarbon leader with a No. 2 hook tied
on the end. For weight, use either a large split shot or a
1/2-ounce egg sinker.

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By Rick Catlin

Eat Here restaurants
expand to Siesta Key
Sean Murphy, owner of Eat Here restaurants at 5315
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and 1888 Main St., Sarasota,
announced the opening of a third Eat Here in January on
Siesta Key.
Murphy, who also owns the Beach Bistro at 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, said the new restaurant will
serve the same menu as the two Eat Here locations.
All staff at the new Eat Here will be trained at the
Beach Bistro before the Siesta Key Eat Here opens,
Murphy said.
The new Eat Here is located at 240 Avenida Drive,
Siesta Key, and will be open 5-10 p.m. weekdays and
5-11 p.m. weekends.
For more information, call 941-365-8700.

Cafe reopening Nov. 7
The former Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, is closed until Nov. 7 as new owner Rhonda
Grote remodels the cafe.
She'll hold a soft reopening of the newly named
Relish Cafe at the Marketplace Nov. 7. The cafe will
feature Southern cuisine and culinary items.
Grote will continue to operate the Relish Market-
place from the Anglers Lodge in the Anna Maria Historic
Green Village.
Village owners Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher said

Oldham also is hearing tales of good action for Span-
ish mackerel, especially at the Rod & Reel pier and the
Anna Maria City Pier. Mackerel fishers using artificial,
such as Gotcha plugs and white jigs, are reeling up fish,
although those in the know are using a popping cork
rigged with a Clark spoon to catch limits of fish. Aver-
age size of the macks is 18 inches, although fish up to 26
inches are being reported.
Finally, Oldham says good numbers of sheepshead
are arriving at the pier pilings. He suggests using fiddler
crabs or sand fleas to get these fish to bite. "You can
probably catch them on fresh shrimp, too," he said.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says he's seeing
good numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught. Pier
fishers using artificial are tying on Gotcha plugs or silver
spoons. Early morning is the time to get the best action, and
macks up to 24 inches are coming to the pier deck daily.
Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching good num-
bers of both flounder and mangrove snapper. Sizes for
both species are on the small side, but a few keepers are
being caught, too. When i '..'iin for these fish, try using
about 3 feet of 20-pound fluorocarbon tied to a No. 4
hook. Add a split shot about 12 inches above the hook
and you're ready to fish. Both of these species like to
hang around structure so place your bait accordingly.
Finally, pier fishers are seeing schools of breeder-
size redfish passing by the pier. Some schools averag-
ing 200-300 fish are within casting distance, with the
average size fish exceeding 40 inches. Remember, if you
catch one of these bruisers, land it carefully, snap a quick
photo and release it quickly. These are the fish that breed
to produce more reds for the future.
Send fishing reports to fish @islander.org.

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Leah Spann, left, wearing a Statue
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Powers, as Count BRAcula,
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designed their bras and helped
organize Pink on Pine Bras for
the Cause, the Oct. 19 breast
cancerfundraiserfor Pine Avenue
merchants. It also was the season
opener of monthly third Friday
porch parties on Pine. Islander
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their vision for the historic village is nearly compkl~ I
with just a few more plans to unveil and the addition oIl
more businesses.
For more information on the Relish Cafe, call 9-41-
Chamber news
The monthly Anna Maria Island Chamber of Corn-
merce luncheon for November is 11:30 a.m.-1 p in
Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the BridgeTender Inn, 135 Britd.-I
St., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the event is $15 and reservations are
For more information, call 941-778-1541.

Island real estate transactions by
reporter/broker Jesse Brisson are
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APPROXIMATELY 28 TREES and plants for sale.
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SOLAR PANELS, POOL, excellent, $39, hard-
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ANTIQUE WOODEN SLED, $25, hand-crocheted
tablecloth, 72x93 inches, $30, Noritake China,
12-place, full-course settings, 100 pieces, $100.

ROCKING CHAIR, MAPLE, $80, recliner, dark
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maple, $50. 941-795-3837.

TWO JAPANESE STATUES: $30 each, two white
vinyl six-foot fences, posts. $20, two barstools,
$150/both. 941-792-7605.

PERICO ISLAND: 50 percent off designer fur-
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MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
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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: 2 HON
2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood
files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2
drawer files. Various office supplies. Also selling
antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collect-
ible 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
classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
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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.

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
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needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
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MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
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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.

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-

HUGE SALE: 9 a.m.-? Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday, Nov. 2-4. 423 62nd St., Holmes

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.

LOST LAUNDRY: HELP! My laundry fell off my
bike, and I can't afford new clothes and I miss my
Bob Marley T-shirts. Lost blue mesh bag between
Holmes Beach laundry and 75th Street along
Holmes Boulevard. Call JD, 941-920-3840.

HUGE SALE: 9 a.m.-? Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday, Nov. 2-4. 423 62nd St., Holmes

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,

ing for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

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BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
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POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
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real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
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LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
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RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
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NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
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KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
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Medical background either nursing assistant
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and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1.' i* Ii"i Sat.

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

r : 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

HHandyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecaue *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
941.896.5256-office Free Estimates Licensed
941.807.5256-cell Ask about our 10% guarantee & Insured

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

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

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from advertising!

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

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

ready for season? Anna Maria Island references.
Tony Davis, 941-301-6855.

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

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

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
beach. $625,000.

BEACHFRONT DUPLEX Exceptional views
from this ground level, 4 BR/2BA located on a
quiet side street. Beach-side porch & sundeck.

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.

M ike 800-367-1617
Norman 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
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5351 Gull Drive No. 4. Holmes Beach
www.gobiglishreally.com 941-779-2289

'Jesse SBisson Bro~frXssoCiite,( GW
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

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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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/
week. 941-720-7519.

3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront
location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for
details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259.

2BR/1 BA duplex, washer and dryer, bikes, beach
chairs, WIFI. Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275.

PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, com-
munal pool, gym and tennis. Available December
and January. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholiday-

3BR/2BA CONDO: 1,213 sf near Manatee
Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Ten min-
utes to beaches. Ground floor, pool, tennis, near
IMG. Totally remodeled! Washer and dryer, unfur-
nished, annual, small pet OK, $1,100/month.

area, fenced yard, garage, pet OK, $1,200/month.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966.

2BR/2BA modern kitchen, living room. Private
outdoor patio, outside shower. Available Janu-
ary, February, March. $2,250/month plus security
deposit. Immaculate and well-maintained. 941-

NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1BA: 200 feet to the
beach, Anna Maria. Available November and
December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.

November, December, $1,800/month; Palma
Sola townhouse, 2BR/2BA, boat slip, November
and December, $1,800/month, January-March,
$2,800/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA villa,
November, December, $1,800/month, January,
February, March, $2,800/month; 3BR/2BA pri-
vate home, northwest Bradenton, February and
March, $2,400/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090.
Real Estate Mart.

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

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The

CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.

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

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 217-493-6216.

FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644
Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-

Anna Maria Island. A fixer-upper would be ideal.
Cash, down payment available, qualified buyer.
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, villa on lake, $175,000.
Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by
owner. 1,818 sf, 3BR/2BA home with garage, ter-
razzo floors, enclosed porch, well on property.
Very large lot (10,000-plus sf). New sea wall and
cap. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $525,000.
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