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SueLynn. Page 3
Farewell to board-
New HB officials have
issues to tackle.
Pages 10-11, 13
What to do, where and
when. Page 12
BB dune/parking lot
Island Street Map
WMFR gets firehouse
grant. Page 18
Island police blotter,
courts. Page 19.
New center director
meets staff. Page 21
Lunch, calendar, pics.
Adult coed soccer
champs decided. Page
Classifieds & Services.
Nov. 14 at
Fire destroys van at Sandpiper
By Rick Catlin but determining the cause of a camper-van fire
Islander Reporter is often difficult unless gas cans or similar flam-
2008 Westfalia camper-van owned mable items are found in the vehicle.
ndpiper Resort resident Jim "Denver" London said he had only some clothes and
on caught fire around 4 p.m. Nov. 16 as groceries in the van at the time of the fire.
on was turning into the mobile home Westfalia camper-vans are made by a com-
at 2601 Gulf Drive. pany owned by Volkswagen of Germany.
,ondon said the van stalled on him after 4 Jim London,
ade a left turn into the resort, and hef
to smell smoke. He said when he got camper-van that
f the camper-van to investigate, he saw camphe fr ta
s coming from the rear of the vehicle. c16 at the Sand-
he West Manatee Fire Rescue was called 1 piper Resort,
unit was at the resort within a few min-
London said. By that time, however, he Drive, Braden-
he gas tank had exploded and the vehicletnewa
red to be a total loss. happy the fireah, was
WMFR fire investigator at the scene happy the fire
he cause of the blaze will be investigated, wasn't worse.
Island awarded 5
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore,
county parks and recreation director Cindy Turner and other
elected officials and staff were presented with five blue flags
emblematic of a "Blue Wave" award for a clean beach in
ceremonies at Coquina Beach Nov. 14.
Clean Beaches Coalition founder and president Walter
McLeod presented the flags, saying it was unusual to find
five beaches on one island that met the criteria to receive
the "Blue Wave" flag and designation.
The first flag was raised at Coquina Beach as Turner
thanked the parks and recreation staff, who work seven days
a week to keep the beaches clean of trash and seaweed. She
also thanked the Keep Manatee Beautiful organization, the
city of Bradenton Beach and the volunteers who regularly
walk the beach picking up trash and cigarette butts.
In addition to Coquina Beach, the flags are desig-
nated for Manatee Public Beach, Cortez Beach, the boat
ramp across from Coquina Beach and Bean Point in Anna
Turner noted that, in 2011, Parents magazine voted
Coquina Beach as one of America's Top 10 Best Beaches
for Families. She hopes the other beaches will make the Top
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seat still vacant
By Rick Catlin
The election of Anna Maria Commissioner
SueLynn to commission chairperson by her
fellow commissioners, and thus mayor, went
smoothly at a Nov. 15 organizational meeting.
The city charter says the commission chair
is mayor in the absence of the mayor, which is
the result of no one running for the office in the
Nov. 6 city election.
But when time came to nominate and vote
for a commission replacement for SueLynn, the
division between Commissioners John Quam
and Dale Woodland on one side and Commis-
sioners Chuck Webb and Nancy Yetter on the
other was so strong, tempers occasionally flared
and Pine Avenue parking appeared to divide the
city electorate and commission.
Woodland and Quam sought Carl Pearman
to fill the vacant commission seat on the dais,
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Firefighters of the West Manatee Fire Rescue work to quell the van fire Nov. 16 at the Sand-
piper mobile home park, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin
2 0 NOV. 21, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
AM VACANT SEAT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
while Webb and Yetter were in favor of former Commis-
sioner Gene Aubry.
After the first vote on a replacement commissioner
ended in a 2-2 tie, all four commissioners announced they
did not plan to change their vote, regardless of discus-
Woodland said he thought Pearman
would bring "balance" to the commis-
"I worked with Dr. Pearman on the
CIAC board and I support him because
Aubry 95 percent of our city is residential and
I think he would give more balance to
the board. He's not against develop-
ment, just over-development," Wood-
That prompted a response from
Webb that Woodland was implying
1 that some commissioners favor devel-
"None of us are for over-develop-
ment," Webb said.
"You're implying that some on this
board would support over-development
and that's just not true."
I R Quam said Pearman would "work
Aposporos for the common good of the people and
not for any private interest."
Woodland said he's always been concerned about the
intensity of parking on Pine Avenue and the approval of
site plans that allow back-out parking.
Webb responded that discussing that issue was irrel-
evant to the task.
"That's a dead issue. That was passed last year. We
don't need to bring that up again. Gene Aubry drew the
plan voluntarily and it passed," Webb replied.
Aubry, an architect, said he drew three parking plans,
including one that Quam favored.
Webb said he wanted Aubry because he's already
been elected once and his many years experience as an
architect ensures he knows and understands what codes
and ordinances are all about. He demonstrated the knowl-
edge of the Anna Maria codes when he served as com-
"I don't always agree with Aubry," Webb said. "Prob-
ably 50 percent of the time I disagree with his view, but
I respect his views and I know he understands building
codes and ordinances."
After more discussion and another 2-2 vote,
Woodland said he didn't mind if the commission remained
"If the commission has to go 2-2 all year. I win," he
That drew a response from Yetter that she thought
commissioners were elected to serve the people, not
"You win?" she asked. "It's not about you, it's about
the community. You are acting like this is all about
Webb said he was shocked to hear Woodland's phi-
losophy. "I've been in government 35 years and there are
always problems at some level."
If the commission is going to be 2-2 all year, there's
no point in holding any meetings, he suggested.
With no vote compromise in sight and commission-
ers becoming testy in their discussion, Webb asked city
attorney Jim Dye to research city options, including a
special election for the vacant commission seat.
"I don't see any movement on the board, and I don't
know how to solve this," said Webb. "At least if we have
a special election, we'll get it resolved," he said.
In the last Anna Maria special election, Aubry was
elected commissioner in a September 2010 election
against Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, who had been
recalled on the same ballot. Aubry served the remainder
of Stoltzfus' term.
Dye said he would have answers at the commission's
Nov. 29 meeting.
Former Commissioner Tom Aposporos, who had
indicated he was a candidate for SueLynn's commission
seat, did not attend the meeting and was not nominated
as a candidate.
Commissioners then elected Quam as commission
chair and Webb as vice chair, and adopted the basic rules
of order for commission meetings. They also signed the
code of ethics for commissioners.
Dye suggested Dec. 11 as the date for the city's
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Island trffey to run full
The Anna Maria Island trolley will operate a
full schedule on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22,
according to a Manatee County press release. Other
county departments will be closed Nov. 22 and
Friday, Nov. 23.
Thanksgiving trash collections will be made on
Friday, Nov. 23, and Friday's collections made Sat-
urday, Nov. 24.
All county libraries will be closed Thursday,
Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 24.
The Manatee County Area Transit Handy Bus
service and Longboat Key trolley will be suspended
Thursday, Nov. 22, and resume on Nov. 23.
County passive parks, beaches and preserves
will remain open for the holiday.
Government-in-the-Sunshine Law seminar. City clerk
Alice Baird said the city traditionally invites other island
elected officials and committee members to the meeting
and she would check if that date was OK with them.
A decision on the date of the Sunshine meeting will
be made at the Nov. 29 commission meeting.
That meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.
CLEAN BEACHES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
10 list in the future.
McLeod said the "Blue Wave" program began 13
years ago and was the first national environmental certi-
fication for beaches.
Anna Maria Island beaches and other area beaches
were surveyed in May for the Blue Wave criteria, which
includes cleanliness and a dedication to environmentally
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 21, 2012 3 3
SueLynn again is Anna Maria mayor
By Rick Catlin
SueLynn was returned to the post of Anna Maria
mayor at a Nov. 15 organizational meeting a posi-
tion she held from 2002-2006.
Commissioners, however, were divided 2-2 on
a person to take her commission seat on the dais.
No one ran for mayor in the 2012 election, thus,
the city charter states that the commission chair
becomes mayor in the absence of the mayor.
Other commissioners said they did not have
enough time to devote to being mayor, but SueLynn
stepped up and said she would accept the commission
chair nomination and thus become mayor again.
She was unanimously voted in as commission
chair, then sworn in as mayor, taking the gavel from
departing Mayor Mike Selby.
SueLynn said, "I've done this once before, but
now I'm going to need all your support. I can't be
in here all day every day. I will need support of staff
She then thanked Selby for his two years in
office and for bringing peace to a city that had been
divided on several critical issues.
New Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, right, is sworn in by city
clerk Alice Baird. SueLynn was mayor from 2002-2006 and
elected a commissioner in 2011.
ABOVE: Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird swears in newly elected Commissioners Chuck Webb
and Nancy Yetter at the commission's Nov. 15 organizational meeting.
LEFT: Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn reads a proclamation to outgoing Mayor Mike Selby, who
chaired the commission's organizational meeting Nov. 15 until SueLynn became mayor by virtue
of election by the commissioners as commission chairperson. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin
4 E NOV. 21, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Quiet-spoken, thoughtful commissioner says goodbye
By Rick Catlin
At Anna Maria commission meetings the past six
years, Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick always gave the
impression of the strong, silent type on the dais.
She would often sit and wait out 30 minutes to an
hour or more of discussions by other commissioners or
public comment before speaking, and then only when
she found it necessary or had something she believed
important to add.
"I only talked when I had some-
thing I felt was important to the dis-
S cussion. I didn't think it was my job to
give long-winded speeches about my
thoughts or positions on issues," she
Mattick "But it was time to go. I promised
myself that if I won in 2010, it would
be my last term. I'm more than 70 years old and I want
to spend time with my kids and grandkids.
"I don't know how I did as a commissioner, that's
for others to judge, but I do believe we accomplished a
lot in the six years I was a commissioner."
Indeed. Probably her most important achievement
was writing the grant that obtained funding for the Anna
Maria City Pier boardwalk, gazebos and landscaping.
She actually wrote the grant before being elected to her
first term in 2006, and participated in the planning and
completion in 2011.
"But there were other things. That was just a beauti-
fication project that I thought would really make the pier
more old Florida and give older people with difficulty
walking an easy way to get onto the pier and watch the
waters and activity," she said.
She mentioned the city's purchase of the six lots at
the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection, the restruc-
tured Pine Avenue parking plan and the comprehensive
plan amendment for the environmental and preservation
zones as other commission accomplishments during her
Mattick is still worried that vacation rentals may take
over the city and the commission has little control over
how a house is used, but she's confident the city will
overcome the issue.
"'. Commissioner Jo
' Ann Mattick, center
in red shirt, helps
e cut the ribbon
Sthe new boardwalk
Sand covered rest
areas at the Anna
Maria City Pier in
March 2012. Mat-
tick served six years
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before deciding not
to seek re-election
this year. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
"People take pride in our Anna Maria. It's a slice of
old Florida that I hope never changes.
"Commissioners are taking action against the few
rowdy partygoers and I think we're on the right path.
I certainly enjoyed my time as a commissioner and want
to thank my colleagues and the city staff for all their
help," Mattick said.
"Being a commissioner was an experience I'll never
forget, and it's not a bad thing to tell people you used to
be a city commissioner," she added.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said Mattick will be
missed on the commission, and she hopes the former
commissioner will be available in the future to give her
wisdom and knowledge to herself and commissioners.
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Election wake: Holmes Beach department head departs
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach Public Works Superintendent Joe
Duennes a top city official for more than 15 years
- unexpectedly stepped down from his position last
"As of 4 p.m. today, he's done working" said out-
going Mayor Rich Bohnenberger Nov. 16, adding that
Duennes will be on "terminal leave until Feb. 17."
Bohnenberger granted Duennes' request that he be
paid for time earned through Feb. 17, with Nov. 16 being
his last day, he said.
Duennes retired in 2009 by electing to enter the
Florida Retirement System Deferred Retirement Option
Plan, a program that incentivizes public employee retire-
Duennes was eligible to remain in the DROP pro-
gram until Feb. 28, 2014.
The program allows public employees who qualify
by number of years or age to retire, but stay on the job
and collect a salary for up to five years. It also allows
their monthly retirement benefits accumulate in a FRS
trust fund, earning tax-deferred interest. They must
leave by their last day in the program or lose their
Duennes headed the city's public works, building and
code enforcement departments which average about
14 employees in all.
During the past year, the city's building practices
have been scrutinized by focus groups and others. Some
residents and candidates in the Nov. 6 election rallied
for stepped-up building code enforcement related to set-
backs, pool regulations, stormwater plans and remodel-
ing under the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Bohnenberger said the criticism leveled at the build-
ing department was unjustified in light of it being recog-
nized as one of the top city departments in the nation.
Yet, he understood Duennes might feel it's "time
to move on, especially when you consider all the nasty
comments that have come out with the election," Boh-
Duennes departure is the latest in a number of recent
changes in the department.
Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Duennes displays a sign that was posted on the water-
way at the recently opened Grassy Point Preserve in
Holmes Beach. Islander File Photo
Holmes Beach resident David Greene, an electrical
engineer, was added to the building department staff Oct.
23, and is in the process of acquiring his plans examiner
Building inspector Bob Shaffer was fired in Sep-
tember after being disciplined for "leniency to mar-
ginal and over the line practices by some contractors,"
according to an April 20 memorandum in his personnel
Duennes' predecessor and former Longboat Key
building official John Fernandez was brought in as an
independent contractor in July to handle FEMA issues
and department overflow.
For 2012, as of Nov. 7, 1,009 building permits
were issued, already 22 more than 2011, including 190
mechanical, 101 roof, 95 pool, 86 erosion control, 73
remodel, 72 electrical, 55 window and 20 demolition.
It is over the 987 permit total for 2011.
As building official, Duennes was responsible for
issuing building permits, certificates of occupancy and
statements of zoning compliance, according to the city
Subscribers vote 'best of the best' this week
By Rick Catlin
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newspaper are receiving ballots
with their newspaper this week
for voting on the "best of the best"
awards for Anna Maria Island:
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IP address. Ballots will not be provided in bulk quantities
to any source in order to provide the most credible prefer-
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an outside agency.
Publisher Bonner Joy said the paper is celebrating
20 years of weekly news by recognizing the Island busi-
ness community, and allowing loyal readers the choice in
what will be reliable results, not skewed by bulk entries,
advertising dollars spent or solicited, or questionable bal-
The awards will be announced at a red carpet event
in late January 2013.
Event tickets will be limited to finalists, and winners
will be announced in a special section that will include
photographs of the winners at the event.
Balloting begins this week in a special section
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Family and friends, of course, are No. 1 on our list
of things to be thankful for every year. Those who share
great recipes are No. 2.
For these friends and recipes, the holidays are a
time for sharing.
And since some friends ask each year to have them
repeated no app for a recipe box on the smartphone?
- here are just a few. The long list can be found on our
Since you're likely lusting for a delicious roasted
turkey and stuffing, here you go, direct from the Spring-
field, Ill., kitchen of my good friend, Augie Mrozowski,
former longtime chef of Caf6 L'Europe:
"Season that sucker and cook it hot and fast," chef
Augie insisted some 30 years ago on cooking a Thanks-
It's sage advice, not to make a pun. Salt and pepper
(black and white pepper) all over, including inside.
Now here's the secret. Put all trimmings from any
and all your veggies, carrot and potato peel, onion skins
and celery tops in the bottom of the turkey roaster (the
Put the turkey, average 15-20 pounds, breast
side down in the roaster in an oven pre-heated to 450
degrees for about an hour and a half. Remove and flip
it breast side up and lower the temp to about 350
degrees for 20 minutes to a half hour to brown the top.
If your meat thermometer tells you the thigh isn't done,
put a tent of aluminum foil over the turkey to prevent
over-browning. Remove the turkey!
Let it cool somewhat. This is the point where you
take an hour's walk on the beach.
It will be moist and delicious, it's guaranteed.
When the turkey is cooled slightly and removed, we
then add wing tips and other non-edible portions of the
turkey to the veggies already in the pan and add some
water or turkey broth to create au jus. Bring the
pot to a simmer for a few minutes, strain out the veggies
and turkey parts, and then add a roux mixture equal
parts room temperature butter (no substitutes), about 4
tablespoons each. Mix the roux in the au jus and you
have awesome, smooth gravy.
Next, you'll need some dressing. This came from
my step-grandmother in Danville, Ill. Brown a pound
of hamburger and a pound of breakfast sausage. Drain
and remove. Add one chopped whole onion and half a
head of chopped celery. Add one package each of Pep-
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ing mix. Stir all the ingredients in a roaster pan. Sprinkle
liberally with white pepper and poultry seasoning mix.
Pour on turkey or chicken broth, stirring through until
moistened. Bake until brown and crunchy on top.
Some creamy mashed potatoes and warm buttered
rolls are all that's needed to make this meal satisfying.
So, why we don't cook a small turkey and trim-
mings once a month is the only remaining question. It's
Before you cook the turkey, invite at least a friend,
neighbor, relative or a friend or two of your kids,
because being thankful and grateful for our life-
style in paradise is what it's all about.
Or you can make reservations and enjoy the won-
derful meal prepared only for an offering at Roser
Memorial Community Church on Thanksgiving.
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Boat building In Cortez
In 1965 when I moved to Cortez, the shore was
not as developed and boats were either in the water or
dragged on shore for painting and repair. I do not recall
any boats being stored or repaired or built in fisherman's
yards. And I would certainly guess that this also was the
case 110 years ago.
I was involved in developing the Vision for Cortez.
Almost 90 percent of those surveyed did not want a
"tourist" attractor or more traffic. They valued safe,
quiet streets that are safe for walking and for children
The Cortez overlay was to benefit fishermen, allow-
ing gear and commercial boat repairs in their yards.
In those years, no one had thought of rowboats and
sailboats being built here. Manatee County Planning
and Zoning clearly states that boat building is heavy
industrial not for residential or light industrial.
Sue Maddox, Cortez
Dreams come true
Everybody has dreams, but to have them material-
ize seldom happens. Former Mayor Bob VanWagoner
also saw the beauty of Grassy Point and arranged a
meeting with county officials, and then a meeting with
representatives of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
After that, two of their staff took Grassy Point
under their care, Jamie Doubek and Mark Alderson, to
the point of going to Tallahassee. I'm sure their plea was
enhanced by all the letters from the faculty and students
of Anna Maria Elementary School.
People must realize being mayor or commission
member is not a "one issue" position. Laws and acquisi-
tions cannot be accomplished in one day. In most cases,
it takes months and, in this case, years.
I believe we owe Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, the city
commission, public works superintendent Joe Duennes,
the people previously mentioned and Islander publisher
Bonner Joy for their diligence and a big "thank you" for
making Grassy Point Preserve a reality.
Billie Martini, former HB Commissioner
Inaugural BB Veterans Day event a 'huge success'
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy said
Nov. 15 that the Nov. 11 inaugural Veterans Day cer-
emony was a success.
"We had a Veterans Day ceremony and it was our
first one here in Bradenton Beach," said Shaughnessy.
"It was a huge success."
Adam Jenkins, vice president of the Bridge Street
Merchants, spearheaded the inaugural event with
Bridge Street Merchants support.
"Adam and the Bridge Street Merchants did a
fantastic job," said Shaughnessy. "Local restaurants
offered veterans free meals, businesses gave veterans
discounts and we had a fantastic turnout."
A C-130 military transport plane flew over the
island shortly after the ceremony at the Bridge Street
Market. The plane was supposed to fly from MacDill
Air Force Base in Tampa, but Shaughnessy said there
was an additional surprise about the flyover that no one
knew about that day.
"I understand that the C-130 had troops on board,
who were coming back from Iraq," he said. "It was a
good thing for this community and my understanding
is that it will be an annual event for veterans."
Shaughnessy was the keynote speaker at the cer-
emony, giving an emotional thank you speech to veter-
ans. A local veteran sang the "Star-Spangled Banner"
and dozens of veterans, their family members and
Shaughnessy spoke about the event during the
Nov. 15 city commission meeting.
But before the mayor gave thanks to the Bridge
Street Merchants, public comment opened on a differ-
The mayor emphasized to those speaking that no
personal attacks would be tolerated during public com-
"If you have a grudge, take it out to the parking
lot because it won't be allowed in here," he said.
Shaughnessy pointed to the last couple of meet-
ings where public comments,
:'" in the commission's view,
..-"' -. crossed the line into personal
Those speaking kept their
complaints to the issues at
hand, which ranged from
damaged dunes to speeders
to the cell tower issue.
"I read in the paper that Rusty
Mayor John lo,,gh- Monroe was contacted out
nessy speaks on Veter- of courtesy about the AMI
ans Day. Radio tower," said Jo Ann
Meilner. "I wonder if that
same courtesy was extended regarding the proposed
100-foot cell tower."
Meilner quoted the city charter where it says the
city may not lease property without an ordinance, "and
yet you signed a lease for a cell tower."
Commissioner Gay Breuler said the city's ordi-
nance addresses her concern, but interpretation of the
ordinance, as well as an attempt to amend the ordi-
Former City Commissioner Janie Robertson
said she has attended meetings with Manatee County
regarding the city's dunes, damaged from Tropical
Storm Debby in June.
"At this point in time, recommendations are that
we start looking at plantings and creating our own
dunes to border our city," said Robertson.
Robertson said the county indicated that bringing
in new sand doesn't do any good.
"The county says the sand doesn't stay there
because it wasn't put there naturally," she said.
Meetings about the city's dune situation, as well
as island renourishment plans in 2014 are ongoing.
Beach renourishment is an agenda item at the Nov.
21 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing first BIEO meeting that hasn't been canceled in
months. The meeting is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21,
at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
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Headlines from the Nov. 20, 2002,
issue of The Islander
At an Anna Maria Commission meeting to hear
variance requests for exceptions to rights-of-way vio-
lations, two Anna Maria residents threatened to settle
their differences in the parking lot. A Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputy at the meeting was able to
restore order before the threatened fisticuffs occurred.
Twelve residents applied for variances. The commission
approved six and denied the remainder.
Attorneys for the Manatee County School Dis-
trict told Anna Maria Elementary School principal Tim
Kolbe that selling tickets for a prize was prohibited by
board policy. The school was allowed to keep funds it
raised, but no such raffles could be held in the future.
The Florida Communities Trust Equity approved
a $6 million grant to assist Manatee County in the pur-
chase of an estimated 480 acres of wetlands on Perico
Bayou in the northwest corner of the county. The prop-
erty was scheduled for development by the Bill Robin-
son family, but the owners gave the county an option to
purchase the land for a nature preserve. The remainder
of the $9 million purchase price was to come from a 1/4
mil tax increase approved by the county commission to
purchase environmentally sensitive lands.
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Newly elected Holmes Beach officials to take on issues
By Kathy Prucnell
There were big expectations for the first Holmes
Beach City Commission meeting with two new com-
missioners and a new mayor.
Foremost may be some discussion about replacing
former superintendent of public works Joe Duennes,
who resigned Nov. 16 after the Nov. 20 meeting agenda
was finalized. His last day was Friday,
although he will remain on the payroll
until February due to terms of the Florida
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Monti Already on the agenda for the Tues-
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First reading of two ordinances
one amending the land development
'i r code to require stormwater management
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and a second requiring deadlines for
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veyed by Bradenton Beach to Sandpiper
Co-op in 2008. Pending is an amended pleading from
Holmes Beach to clarify its standing, and a Sandpiper
counterclaim against Holmes Beach for improperly utiliz-
ing public funds for a private purpose.
John F Agnelli Jr. vs. Jean Peelen lawsuit update
from Attorney Jim Dye. Agnelli has filed an amended
complaint for false statements made in her individual
capacity Nov. 6 following Peelen's motion to dismiss
a prior complaint that identified her as a city commis-
sioner. According to court website, a motion to dismiss
the amended complaint was filed Nov. 13 on Peelen's
Mayor's appointment of commission liaisons.
Review of Peelen's list of issues, including:
Considering floor or living area ratios.
Prohibiting of underground footers to connect
Considering one pool per duplex or including pool
in coverage limitation.
Settling the 27th Street lawsuit.
Possibly changing business tax receipt to include
owner code compliance affidavit.
Considering an administrative judge to replace code
Encouraging historic home designation tax
Establishing citizen's vision group.
Changing commission process to meet on sepa-
rate days; weekly work meetings until big house issue
resolved; requiring citizens sworn only for public hear-
ings; office hours for commissioners; citizen participa-
tion invitations; advertising open committee positions;
monthly open houses; audio and video feeds to website;
guidelines for citizen presentations; periodic meetings
with neighborhood groups including builders and real-
tors; mayoral briefings to commissioners on substantive
issues; mayoral direction requiring department heads at
commission meetings; commissioners permitted to con-
tact city attorneys and review to monitor costs; liaison
appointment list and reviews and ending the city's accep-
tance of local business gift certificates.
"It's going to be a big one," Mayor-elect Carmel
Monti said last week.
With topics suggested by Commissioner Jean Peelen,
Commission Chair David Zaccagnino decided on the
agenda for the meeting at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
"We're going to put up a lot of topics on the board,
assign responsibilities or send them to smaller groups,"
Chosen by voters in the Nov. 6 election, Monti and
the new commissioners, Judy Holmes Titsworth and
Marvin Grossman, took their oaths of office at a Nov. 19
The new commissioners join Pat Morton, on the dais
since 2003; Peelen, elected in November 2011; and Zac-
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Beer, wine on menu at Coquina Beach concession stand
By Mark Young
Beer and wine will soon be sold among the liba-
tions and food items at the Coquina Park Cafe at Coquina
Beach after Bradenton Beach commissioners narrowly
approved a conditional use permit by a 3-2 vote Nov.
Since reopening in May, after months of renovations
to the concession stand, an effort has been under way to
gain approval to sell beer and wine at Coquina Beach.
But commissioners, under advisement from Braden-
ton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, rebuked an effort
earlier this year. Special cited security concerns, saying
he did not want Coquina Beach to return to its former
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse also objected to the
proposal submitted by concessionaire United Parks Ser-
vices Inc., and publicly supported by Manatee County
Parks and Recreation director Cindy Turner.
Gatehouse cited a lack of accountability for underage
drinking and the lack of trained, knowledgeable staff to
not allow over-drinking as his main objections. Providing
containment of drinking alcohol beverages to the conces-
sion stand was another concern.
UPS, Turner and city officials held an August meet-
ing to begin addressing the city's concerns. Gatehouse,
Special and building official Steve Gilbert also met pri-
vately with UPS and Turner.
UPS representatives and Turner appeared at the Nov.
15 commission meeting to once again request a condi-
tional use permit to begin selling beer and wine at the
beach food stand.
Speaking for city staff, Gilbert said staff was com-
fortable with the results of previous meetings.
"We heard an application a number of months back
from UPS and there were concerns about containment
and police problems," said Gilbert. "We believe those
issues have been resolved and staff is comfortable at this
Gatehouse said the meetings with UPS and Turner
were productive and that his concerns of having adequate
supervision in place have been addressed.
"I think my concerns have been alleviated," he
Commissioner Gay Breuler expressed her thanks for
the hard work UPS and Turner provided in addressing the
city's concerns, but that she would not support approving
"This beach is voted as a favorite family beach," she
said. "Therefore, I'm not in favor of it."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh agreed, saying she did
not understand why the term recreational had to include
alcohol. She, too, would not support the permit.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said UPS and Turner
addressed the concerns that were brought up by commis-
sioners and worked diligently in good faith to alleviate
"We made some conditions as to the safety, supervi-
sion and so forth," said Shaughnessy. "They have been
very cooperative in this area and you have to remember
that this is a conditional use permit."
Gilbert said staff added more stipulations to the con-
ditional use permit and asked commissioners to include
those stipulations in the motion.
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The stipulations require UPS to provide signage
declaring that alcohol was to be consumed only on-site
at the concession area. The second stipulation requires
UPS to use identifiable beer and wine drinking cups.
"And No. 3 is that all sales will cease at 9 p.m.," said
Special added that his concerns over enforcing alco-
hol use in the area were addressed with the county adding
and paying for additional patrols.
Gatehouse motioned to approve the permit with
staff stipulations. Vice Mayor Ed Straight seconded the
motion, but added that if any problems arise from selling
alcohol at Coquina Beach, "I will be in favor of rescind-
ing this permit."
Gatehouse, Straight and Shaughnessy voted in favor
of the motion while Vosburgh and Breuler voted nay.
The county manages Coquina Beach, but the city
retains local authority.
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arts, crafts classes
The Anna Maria Island Art League is hosting a
series of "playshops" in November with artist Tammy
Class sizes are limited three-10 students.
Cool Jewels, 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23.
Another Girls Night In Holiday Cards & Gift Tags
Extraordinaire, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23.
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Monotype Printmaking, 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov.
Screen Printing, 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25.
Each playshop fee is $54 for members and $70 for
Sessions take place at the league, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Registration hours are 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20,
and Wednesday, Nov. 21, noon-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23.
AMIAL has additional playshops planned for Decem-
ber, including children's activities.
For more information, call 941-778-2099.
Center hosts post-Turkey
dodge ball tournament
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host the annual after-
Thanksgiving dodge ball tournament.
The event is noon-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the
Teams can be up to eight people, with six on the
court at one time. The cost to play is $60 per team, and
each team plays at least five games in a round robin to
Proceeds benefit the center's teen program.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
1908, ext. 9219.
St. Bernard to host
Thanksgiving Eve service
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host the All Island Denominations
annual Thanksgiving ecumenical service.
The service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The six island churches are participating and there
will be a combined choir.
Refreshments will follow the service.
For more information, call St. Bernard at 941-778-
American Legion post
hosts Patsy Cline tribute
The American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 will
host Country to Pop, a tribute to the legendary Patsy
The event will take place 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1,
at the post, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
For more information, call the post at 941-209-
Library offers crafts, clubs
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, has a calendar that includes a variety of
On the calendar:
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., a knitting clinic.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m., a family origami pro-
Thursday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m., the library book reading
Saturday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m., teen winter crafts.
Also, the library offers an educational environmental
program, Nocturnal Neighbors, in partnership with the
Manatee County Natural Resources Department. The
event is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The library is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursdays-Saturdays, and noon-8 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
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Art league celebrates
The Anna Maria Island Art League is accepting sub-
missions for its Young at Art exhibit, which coincides
with Winterfest Dec. 8-9.
Young at Art is open to any Manatee County students
- elementary through high school age, with ribbons and
prizes awarded in various age categories.
Some rules for contributors:
Art must be the original work of the artist.
Any type of two-dimensional art work will be
Elementary students must attach their work to a
piece of black construction paper measuring 18 by 12
Middle and high school students are asked to mat
Students must include a name, age, school, the
medium and title of the work on a plain index card mea-
suring 3 by 5 inches and attached to the lower right of
the construction paper.
An announcement from AMIAL said teachers were
collecting artwork from students and coordinating pick-
ups at schools.
Deadline for entries is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Sponsors include the Edward E. and Lillian H.
Bishop Foundation and Keeton's Office and Art Supply
The festival will take place 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at
Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
For more information, call 941-778-2099.
AMIAL is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Center announces holiday
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will be closed Thursday,
Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.
However, the center will be open to the dodge ball
tournament Nov. 23.
The center also will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and
Tuesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.
For New Year's observances, the center will close at
6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, and be closed all day Tuesday,
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
Calling all watercolor artists
A call to artists by the Florida Suncoast Watercolor
Society invites members to participate in its signature
show to celebrate the Society's 30th anniversary.
The show will be held Dec. 4-Jan. 4 at the Studio at
Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The society will receive entries 10 a.m.-noon Tues-
day, Dec. 4 at the studio.
The show will be a juried aqueous exhibition, mean-
ing paintings entered in the show must have been exe-
cuted with a water-soluble medium, painted on surfaces
created for water media and framed under Plexiglass.
The show is limited to society members. The entry
fee is $20 for one painting, and $10 for the second.
A reception for artists and the public will be held 2-4
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Cash awards and ribbons will be
Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
The juror for the exhibition is nationally recognized
artist Pat Joiner, active with the Visual Arts Center and
the Sea Grape Art Gallery in Punta Gorda. She is a sig-
nature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and an
associate member of the National Watercolor Society.
For more information, call FSWS president Roger
Parent 941-966-1397 or go online at www.suncoastwa-
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lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other
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Roser invitation open for dinner
Volunteers help serve a Thanksgiving feast in 2011.
The dinner, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22, is the church's
10th annual and is offered to anyone who doesn't have
family in the area or is unable to prepare a holiday
meal. Reservations are requested by Sunday, Nov. 18.
To make a reservation or to volunteer to prepare, serve
or clean up, call the church office at 941-778-0414.
Also on Thanksgiving, Roser will hold a service in
the chapel at 10 a.m. Roser is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
'The Dixie Swim Club'
opens at Island Players
October auditions resulted in five actresses with
chemistry for "The Dixie Swim Club," according to
director Kelly Wynn Woodland.
The dramatic comedy whirls around the women and
their relationships, opening Thursday, Nov. 29, and run-
ning through Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Island Players, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
"This show is tailor-made for the island," says Wood-
land. "First, it's set on the island."
The friends, who first met on a college swim team,
come together each summer, and the play follows their
relationships over the years. It was written by Jessie
Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, a trio of award-
winning dramatists whose combined credits include more
than 2,100 productions.
In the Island Players production, Judy Glynn is
Sheree, the energetic team captain; Diana Shoemaker
plays Dinah, a cynical, over-achieving lawyer; Linda
Dickson plays the self-deprecating Vernadette; Melissa
Anderson plays Jeri, a pleasing person who chooses to
change her path in life; and Jennifer Eddy is Lexi, a pam-
pered and outspoken teammate.
Woodland says her directorial challenges centered
on age and making the characters believable, considering
they open the play at age 44, then age 5 years in the first
two acts, and 22 years in the last scene.
"I got real lucky," she says of bringing together
the cast from auditions of some 20 actors interested in
the parts. And with two weeks of rehearsals remaining,
Woodland is "really pleased" how the characters' rela-
tionships are jelling.
"The Red Hat Ladies will love it," she adds. "This
is a ladies night-out show definitely."
The production staff for "Dixie" includes Phyllis Elf-
enbein as stage manager; Don Bailey, costume designer;
Rita Lamoreaux, hair and makeup; Mike Lusk, sound
design; Brad Pattison, light design; and Jan VanWart,
set design; Susan Turner and Marsha Lindsey, props;
Bobbie Berger, light board; Barb Gusie, sound board;
Jack Abene, construction chief and Diane Phinney, assis-
tant stage manager.
For tickets and more information, call the box office
at 941-778-5755 or go online at www.theislandplayers.
The box office opens one hour before performances
and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Island Players auditions
Island Players theater group, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, will hold auditions Sunday, Dec. 2 for "A Little
Murder Never Hurt Anybody."
The play, written by Ron Beras, will be directed by
James Thaggard, with performances Jan. 17-Feb. 3.
Auditions are 7 p.m. at the theater.
The casting call said, "No preparation is necessary,
the director will have those auditioning read scenes from
the play. Callbacks are scheduled, if needed, at the dis-
cretion of the director. If you have never auditioned for
us before, or it's been a while, please arrive a little early
to fill out an audition form and have a file picture taken.
Newcomers are very welcome."
The play takes place on New Year's Eve at a mansion
with a cast of characters that includes "the patriarch," his
wife, his dim-witted daughter and her witless fiance, a
butler and a detective.
The theater group will audition at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 20, for "'Till Beth Do Us Part," written by Jessie
Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and to be directed
by Mike Lusk. Performances are March 7-24.
The play is set in an upper class Cincinnati commu-
nity and the characters include a wife, her husband, her
assistant and her boss, a wisecracking divorcee and her
The 2012-13 season also includes performances of
"37 Postcards," written by Michael McKeever and to be
directed by Phyllis Elfenbein. The auditions will be in
March at the theater.
The play, set in a home in Darien, Conn., runs May
9-19. The characters include a husband and wife, an aunt,
a nerdy son, his fiance and a 97-year-old Nana.
Red, White & Blues benefits
veterans relief fund
The American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 will
host the Red, White & Blues concert to benefit the local
veterans relief fund.
The event a volunteer jam and bike show will
take place 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the legion, 2000
75th St. W., Bradenton.
Registration for the bike show will be noon to 1 p.m.,
followed by judging at 3 p.m.
The legion plans food sales, vendor booths, raffles,
a 50/50 drawing, karaoke and live music.
For more information, call the post at 941-209-
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An unknown artist seeks the matrimonial intentions of
"Tracy" with a sandcastle near 30th Street in Holmes
Beach. Neighbor Kathy Caserta said she noticed the
elaborate sand structure Oct. 28 after returning from
a fishing trip, but didn't know who made the proposal,
and neither did photographer Kevin Fitzgerald, who
stumbled upon the structure on the beach and submit-
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Wednesday, Nov. 21
7 p.m. All Island Denominations ecumenical service, St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
Thursday, Nov. 22
10 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church Thanksgiving
service, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
2 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church Thanksgiving
dinner, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations required. Informa-
Friday, Nov. 23
Black Friday. Shop local. Buy local. Dine local.
Noon-5 p.m.- Anna Maria Island Community Center Dodge
Ball Tournament, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Infor-
mation: 941-778-1908, ext. 9219.
Saturday, Nov. 24
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Centennial Craft Fair, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
Saturday, Nov. 24
1-5 p.m. The American Legion Red, White & Blues concert,
benefiting the veterans relief fund, Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th
St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-209-2212.
Monday, Nov. 26
6:30 p.m. Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club potluck supper and
full moon beach walk, Lido Beach, Sarasota, Reservations by Nov.
25. Information: 941-752-3200.
Through Jan. 6, "Waist Watchers: The Musical," by Alan
Jacobsen, the Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization,
Ramada Sarasota, 7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Infor-
Time for giving
Salvation Army volunteer Jean
Furneaux of Holmes Beach "
stands in front of Publix, 3900
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, ".
with the bell and red kettle that
symbolize the Salvation Army's *
Christmas collections. Salvation
Army spokesperson Christine
Smith said the volunteers started
initially at all Publix, Winn-Dixie
and Wal-Mart stores, including
the island Publix at 3900 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
*Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may
apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Bring food donations
for the Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open
house, 9:30 a.m.Audubon Walk, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
*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.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge.
Monday, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fishermen's Hall, 4515123rd St. W., Cortez. Informa-
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club
meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
*Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episco-
Anna Maria Spa Massage 1.5 session $75
Spa Fusion Massage & Facial $80
Gemstone Reflexology Pedicure $40
Color & Shaping Special All Colors & Foils $75
5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, Holmes Beach
By appointment: 941-730-3649
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope,
and Jamie Wooten
8 pm Nov. 29-Dec. 6
2 pm Matinee Sunday Dec. 2
Box Office open 9 1 pm
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone
Director James Thaggard
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
10009 Gulf Drive & Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
Nov. 30, the Sea Lion Soiree benefit, Mote Marine Labora-
tory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee
applies. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 509.
Nov. 30, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunset
Christmas tree lighting, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Dec. 1, The Magic of Manatee Chorus "Christmas Extrava-
ganza," Bradenton Christian High School auditorium, 3304 43rd St.
W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-9665.
Dec. 2, Island Players audition for"A Little Murder Never Hurt
Anybody," Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Dec. 7, Holmes Beach Merchants' Holiday Open House,
Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Features lighting of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree at dusk
and visits with Santa at The Islander. Information: 941-778-1541.
Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade,
from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Gulfside Park/Beach,
Bradenton Beach, mostly along Gulf Drive. Information: 941-752-
Save the date
Dec. 9, Brawn on the Beach, Bradenton Beach.
Dec. 15, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
Dec. 15, Bethlehem Walk, Anna Maria.
Dec. 16, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
holiday concert, Holmes Beach.
Dec. 21, first day of winter.
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and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions
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Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will light its Christmas tree
at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. A holiday walk in down-
town Holmes Beach will take place Friday, Dec. 7, and
include visits with Santa. For more information, call
the chamber at 941-778-1541. Islander File Photo
Moose making merry with
The Women of the Moose No. 1601 will present the
annual Children's Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 15,
The party is noon-2:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Moose Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Braden-
ton Beach, with lunch for kids, games and visits with
Registration is required at the lodge by Friday, Dec.
For more information, call the lodge at 941-778-
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"Christmas Extravaganza." The concert, with special
guests The Wares Creek Boys gospel quartet, will take
place at 7p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Bradenton Christian
High School auditorium, 3304 43rd St. W, Bradenton.
General admission costs $10. For more information, call
Ruth McKinnon at 941-722-9665 or go to www.magicof-
Holmes Beach downtown
delivering holiday cheer
Holmes Beach businesses in partnership with the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will host a
holiday open house Friday, Dec. 7.
The event is 5-8 p.m., with shops, offices and res-
taurants in the downtown area of Marina and Gulf drives
staying open to usher in the season.
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, in the Island Shop-
ping Center, will host the Anna Maria Island Privateers
and Santa Claus. Galleries will host receptions with art-
The annual lighting of the chamber Christmas tree
will take place a week early this year at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30, outside the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive,
For information, call the chamber at 941-778-1541.
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Lester Family Fun
Day benefits center
The 11th annual Lester Family Fun Day benefiting
the Anna Maria Island Community Center will take place
10-a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1.
Chuck and Joey Lester present the holiday party at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
An announcement said attendees can expect:
Old-fashioned prices for lunch items, including hot
dogs, snacks, soda pop and Duffy burgers.
Games, crafts and face painting.
Pony rides and Tony "The Balloon Guy."
Performances by the Manatee Players' Dickens
Christmas Carolers, the Manatee High School Drum Line
and the Diane Partington Studio of Classical Ballet.
Chances to win one of 75 turkeys donated by the
Lesters and a big-screen television, among other prizes.
Visits with Santa Claus, who, in Lester Family Fun
Day tradition, will arrive on a fire truck at noon.
The Lesters also have agreed this year to sponsor
the annual Lester Challenge, encouraging supporters to
match their $25,000 donation to the center.
The fundraising continues until the end of the year,
with contributions accepted at the center and via the mail
at P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
Holly Berry Bazaar
returns to Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will host
the annual Holly Berry Bazaar 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
The sale takes place in the church hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bazaar organizers promise homemade chicken pot
pies, baked goods and other desserts, sweet pickles,
raffles for quilts and gift baskets, as well as crafts, gifts,
jewelry, cutlery and Christmas decorations.
Santa also will pay a visit, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For information, call the church at 941-778-1638.
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Dune project, lawsuit await BB decision on mediation
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners, city attorney
Ricinda Perry and attorney Charles Johnson, hired by
the city to litigate a lawsuit filed against the city over an
argument to construct a parking lot on the beach, met for
about 90 minutes Nov. 15 in a shade meeting.
Shade meetings are closed to the public in order for
officials to discuss pending litigation, but a court reporter
records the meeting and transcripts are released to the
public following resolution of the matter.
The shade meeting was held to discuss an unexpected
October offer of mediation from plaintiffs Jo Ann Meil-
ner, Tjet Martin and Bill Shearon, who sued to stop a
parking lot/dune project across from city hall and next
to the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.
The project would include the installation of a 4-foot
sand dune along Gulf Drive to protect city hall from storm
surge, but includes about 12 additional parking spaces for
the restaurant, and about five city parking spaces.
The joint development agreement between the city
and restaurant owner Ed Chiles calls for Chiles to pay
for the lion's share of the project.
However, the agreement failed to get past the Bra-
denton Beach Planning and Zoning Board in April, of
which two of the plaintiffs are former members.
During a May city commission meeting, the atmo-
sphere turned unfriendly as P&Z members heard accu-
sations from the dais of a biased and "tainted" recom-
mendation. Perry also questioned whether P&Z members
were qualified to make such a recommendation.
P&Z recommended that commissioners reject the
agreement based on their interpretation of the land devel-
opment code, comprehensive plan and city charter.
In the weeks following the contentious May meeting,
four P&Z members resigned. Meilner and Shearon, also
a former city commissioner, brought forth the suit in June
with Martin, a partner of Shearon's in the Linger Longer
Meilner then surprised commissioners at an October
meeting by making an offer to arbitrate the case.
She told commissioners that she and her co-plaintiffs
had no interest in having taxpayers pay a large legal bill,
and made the offer with the sole condition that the city
would agree to an arbitrator's decision.
Perry wanted clarification of whether it was arbitra-
tion or mediation the plaintiffs were offering. At a Nov.
An Evening at
Leah Hunt, accompa-
nist, Deborah Polk-
soloist and Carole
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choir director at the
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Nov. 17for a full house
at the church, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Edna
i Beach property
across from Bra-
denton Beach City
Hall and next to the
taurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., owned
by ELRA Inc., Ed
Entity, awaits con-
clusion of a lawsuit
to prevent a dunel
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1 city meeting, Perry said she wanted to discuss the dif-
ferences with commissioners. She said she was willing
to do so in a public meeting.
Commissioners tentatively agreed to hold the discus-
sion in public, but Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he
preferred a shade meeting just in case details of the case
needed to be included in the discussion.
The details of the shade meeting were not dis-
As of Nov. 1, work on the project was authorized to
begin. The project had to wait until the end of sea turtle
nesting season, but thus far, the city has opted to hold off
on the project.
Should the plaintiffs succeed in their lawsuit, one of
the requirements would be for the city to return the devel-
opment area to its original condition at the city's cost.
Parking on the beach at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, has come into question
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BB approves bid to begin pier project
By Mark Young
The Desert Rose Band's "One Step Forward and
Two Steps Back" song has become a popular insertion
into country music line dancing, but its literal application
also could describe the ongoing effort to reconstruct the
Historic Bridge Street Pier.
The pier project, which includes replacing 151 pil-
ings and wood decking, has been under serious consid-
eration for many months.
Tropical Storm Debby's June arrival first stalled the
project when a half dozen boats broke loose from their
Sarasota Bay moorings, some striking and further damag-
ing the pier, forcing its closure for several days.
Repairs were made, sunken boats were removed and
an engineer of record was tasked with moving the project
forward. However, the project stalled in October when
negotiations with Sago and Sago Engineering came to a
halt due to insurance issues.
City attorney Ricinda Perry did not feel the city was
adequately protected under the proposal presented by
Sago and Sago.
Perry then was tasked to send out a request for pro-
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posal for additional engineering bids, and one firm, ZNS
Engineering, submitted a bid.
Bradenton Beach commissioners accepted that bid
Nov. 14, opening the door once again to move the project
a step forward with a goal of completing the pier before
Commissioners had the ZNS bid at the dais Nov. 1,
but concerns over the bid's price tag of $33,500 about
twice the amount submitted by Sago and Sago put a
hold on approval to remove some services and related
"We went back through the scope of work and came
up with a bid of $25,700," said building official Steve
Gilbert at the Nov. 14 commission meeting.
Gilbert said the actual price for services could be
less, "but it could be higher. You never know what you
are going to run into underwater."
The engineering services contract does not include
the cost of labor and materials.
Vice Mayor Ed Straight wanted to know the timeline
for completion upon approval of the bid.
Perry said what the commissioners were deciding
was to accept the bid and authorize her to begin con-
tract negotiations, "which is where we were when things
stalled with Sago and Sago."
Gilbert and Perry both said they did not anticipate
complications with the negotiations. Gilbert said the
insurance issues with Sago and Sago are not an issue in
the ZNS proposal and the city "is covered for five years
- even for design defects.
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Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners approved a
bid last week to open the way for the pier reconstruc-
tion project. Islander Photo: Mark Young
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"Once the contract is signed, we can begin work,"
Commissioner Gay Breuler motioned to accept the
ZNS bid and authorize Perry to begin contract negotia-
tions. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh seconded the motion,
which passed 5-0.
Gaetano 'Guy' Gebbia
Gaetano "Guy" Gebbia, 90, of Perico Bay Club,
Bradenton, died Sept. 27, three weeks before his 91st
Mr. Gebbia was bor in Bronx, N.Y., married his wife
Marie and moved his family to Valley Cottage, Rockland
City, N.Y., in 1957. They moved to Bradenton in 1984.
As a young man in the Bronx, he was a Golden
Gloves boxing finalist in his class.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps in
World War II as a gunner and acquired a love for flying.
He worked for the NYC Manhattan and Brown Surface
Transit Operating Authority for more than 20 years. He
acquired his pilot's license at age 55, purchased a Cessna
150, and pursued his passion of flying.
After retirement in Florida, he
spent much of his time flying to vari-
ous locations and flying with the Young
Eagles. His greatest flying accomplish-
Sment was flying 8,878 perimeter miles
S'7 f the United States solo, landing in
Gebbia each state.
He played golf and baseball, having
met Joe Dila._'i>, He also was known for rebuilding
cars and drag racing in the 1960s.
A Mass of Christian burial and interment was held
in Nyack, N.Y.
There will be a memorial lunch and gathering of
family and friends noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St.
Bernard Catholic Parrish Center, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Mr. Gebbia is survived by daughter Cheryl; son Guy
and wife Karen; daughter Kathryn and husband John Magee,
son Gary and wife Colleen; numerous grandchildren; great-
grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
James Jerome Jenkins
James Jerome Jenkins, 89, of Anna Maria, died Nov.
Memorial Services will be at a later date. Brown &
Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel
is in charge. Condolences may be made online at www.
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Firehouse Subs awards WMFR district grant
By Kathy Prucnell
Firehouse Subs awarded West Manatee Fire Rescue
a $9,207 grant to purchase search and rescue equipment
for the district's 30 firefighters, 30 reservists and two
WMFR firefighter and emergency management tech-
nician Jeff Philips displayed a sample bailout pouch at
the Nov. 15 WMFR commission meeting.
Philips learned of the grant opportunity while surfing
the web, he said. And, with WMFR firefighter/paramedic
Buddy Bowen, he identified the particular lightweight
equipment to purchase from surveying other such bailout-
Philips said the lightweight equipment, including
rope, pulleys, hooks and carabineers, is designed to assist
rescue personnel in extricating victims from tight quar-
Sixty pouches for WMFR personnel and two bailout
kits with more sophisticated devices for the ladder truck
and battalion vehicle have been ordered.
According to WMFR Fire Chief Andy Price the
equipment ties into the district's ladder training.
In other business, Price announced WMFR has main-
tained its 3 rating from the Insurance Services Office, a
widely used company that monitors insurance laws and
"We finally got information from the ISO that our
rating will remain the same," he said.
The district prepared for and underwent ISO test-
ing, including a site visit, earlier this year. The rating
is reviewed every 10 years or less, if requested by an
agency, he said.
ISO rates communities from 1-10, with 1 being per-
fect, based on quality of fire department, water supply,
hydrant locations, communication systems, building
codes and inspection programs. Insurance companies
West Manatee Fire Rescue Commission Chair Randy
Cooper, right, thanked retiring Commissioner Jesse
Davis Nov. 15 for his more than 20 years of service
with the district.
use the ratings to set insurance premiums.
Price said the district "maxed out on points for com-
munication," was "close to max in water supply, but was
not getting all the points from the fire" categories. He
blamed it on a lack of staffing.
The district's three firefighters per station are less
than other departments covering similar communities,
Commissioners discussed whether the district could
save money with a better insurance rate if it increased
personnel. Price estimated it would cost $1.2 million
annually for an additional 10 firefighters to increase its
rating from 3-2, and not likely justified by a reduction in
"It's not bad news," said Commission Chair Randy
Cooper. "It is what it is."
Price also recommended a $15,000-$20,000 Com-
mission on Fire Accreditation International accreditation
study while the district plans for his and Deputy Chief
Brett Pollock's retirement.
Price said the district had previously considered the
accreditation process too time-consuming and costly.
However, he said, the CFA has a new stream-lined pro-
cess and he's determined many accreditation require-
ments already have been satisfied by the district.
The testing will "validate and measure the district's
capability and effectiveness," and the district will "gain
a clearer picture of what we do," Price said.
Cooper said, "I'm all in favor. But I think it's best
for the public to get a handle on the costs."
Commissioner Scott Ricci objected to being pre-
sented with the proposal without prior explanation.
Commissioner David Bishop favored the concept as
a tool in the succession planning, adding he saw value in
a process that would cost approximately $4,000 for the
next five years.
Price said he'd prepare and present a formal cost
breakdown at the next meeting.
Before adjourning, commissioners thanked retiring
Commission Jesse Davis for his 20 years on the commis-
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
20, at the WMFR Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave.
S. West Manatee Fire
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Nov. 15 being
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68 Target for many a
70 Some execs
73 One of Dumas's
74 2010 and 2011
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Player of the Year
76 San (Italian
77 Auditioner's hope
78 Burns black
81 Cartridges, e g
82 Part of AARP Abbr
83 Spouse's sleeping
place after a fight,
87 Some Chi-town
88 Sizable garden
89 Silas of the
92 Like draft e-mails
94 Stock market figs
95 Announcer of yore
96 Doubled over,
100 Kahlua and cream
103 Place that sells
105 Like about 7% of
the U S electorate
107 Bingo call
108 Split bit
109 Writer Wiesel
110 Title gunfighter of
a 1964 #1 hit
111 Southern pronoun
112 Battle of 1796
113 Guacamole and
114 Name on a college
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2 Pacific capital
3 Cash for trash?
4 Angry slight?
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7 The fox in Disney's
"The Fox and the
8 Suggested resume
9 Battle of Normandy
10 Great Danes, e g 9
11 Sta purchase
12 Times out in
13 Politico Agnew
15 Part of AARP Abbr
16 Like a four-leaf
18 Super Bowl XLIII
24 Demon's weekend
28 Canaries locale
30 Cracker Jack box
35 "___ Ballet" ("A
Chorus Line" song)
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37 Irish lullaby opener
38 Kind of class
42 Sushi bar bowlfuls
45 Pinata part
46 Ancient siege site
47 Gypsy's aid
51 United Nations
chief from Ghana
52 Concert hall, e g
58 Throw for
59 Ball coverings?
60 Catherine's demand
of Heathcliff in
61 Glacier site, maybe
63 Sleek and graceful
64 Head cases?
65 Mosaic material
66 Lucy's TV pal
67 "How's it going,
68 Vital fluids
69 Haunted house
70 Dracula's bar bill?
71 Hired spinmeister
74 Briar part
75 Celebratory swig
after a football
77 Random witness
88 Caveat to a buyer
89 Ward, to Beaver
93 One of the Judds
95 Michael Crichton
96 Right-leaning type
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Island police blotter
Nov. 14, 500 block of South Drive, vehicle burglary.
A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to
a complaint of a vehicle burglary and found that some-
one had pried open the complainant's driver's side door.
Significant damage was caused to the vehicle and several
unlisted items were stolen.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Nov. 9, 4500 block of 121st Street West, civil dis-
pute. A MCSO deputy responded to an argument between
neighbors. According to the report the neighbors were
arguing over property boundaries and the use of a road-
way. The subjects were informed that their dispute was
a civil matter, not a criminal issue.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Nov. 6,6500 block of Flotilla Drive, burglary. Com-
plainants reported that someone broke into their home
while they were out of town, stealing $300 from a cigar
Nov. 6, 600 block of Dundee Lane, burglary and
criminal mischief. Holmes Beach Police Department offi-
cers responded to multiple alarms. Police established a
perimeter and sent a K-9 unit into the home. No one was
found inside. Upon investigating, police discovered two
alarm panels were ripped from the wall and damaged.
Nothing was reported missing. Damages were estimated
to be $1,000. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.
Nov. 7,4000 Gulf Drive, suspicious person. Marine
Rescue contacted HBPD regarding a man parked in a van
by the children's playground. An officer observed the
man with no shirt and only wearing underwear watching
the children play. The man claimed he was relaxing after
the presidential election, making several racial slurs in
exclaiming his worries for the country. Since the man's
genitals were not exposed at the time of the contact, no
crime had occurred, but the officer advised the man to
leave the area.
Nov. 8, address not reported, suicide attempt. An
HBPD officer responded to an overdose call and made
contact with family members, who were screaming for
him to hurry. The officer found an unconscious man inside
the home who was turning blue. The officer applied a
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County dismissed in wrongful death suit
By Kathy Prucnell
Testimony began last week in the wrongful death
lawsuit brought by the family of a Deltona man after he
drowned in a 2009 watercraft accident near a tug, barge
and Manatee County artificial reef building project off
Anna Maria Island.
The county recently won its way out of the suit during
a flurry of motions before the jury was seated Nov. 13.
The jury is expected to hear three weeks of testimony
on liability and damages for the alleged negligence of the
tug and barge owners.
In dismissing out the county, Manatee County Assis-
tant State Attorney James R. Cooney said 12th Circuit
Judge Diana Moreland ruled that the tug and barge defen-
dants are independent contractors, "not our agents," and
"we're not liable as a matter of law."
The accident occurred July 4, 2009 after Jose H.
Medina and friends launched personal watercrafts from
Coquina Beach Bayside Park, and Medina's Jet Ski-type
In May 2009, the county awarded McCulley the con-
tract for the reef project.
"Manatee County is out of the lawsuit," said Cooney.
"So we're done."
The county's argument was two-fold contending
it was not liable because of its sovereign immunity and
limited participation in the project.
The Nov. 8 order agreed only with the second conten-
tion, stating the county lost its immunity once the proj-
portable defibulator to the victim, who then took a short
breath, but remained unconscious. The officer cleared
the man's airway and he began to steadily breath. EMS
arrived and assumed control. The man was taken to the
hospital where police learned he had taken 40 milligrams
of methadone while drinking.
Nov. 10, 500 block of 70th Street, theft. While
taking her son to see the doctor, a woman's home was
entered by unknown suspects. The woman reported sev-
eral pieces of jewelry valued at $8,200 were missing.
Nov. 14, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A
resident returned home from out of town to find her glass
door had been pried open. Nothing was reported missing,
but damages to the door were estimated at $150.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
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nonetheless was not liable because it did not instruct the
independent operators when and where to bring the tug
The tug and the barge were brought from Marco
Island to Long Boat Key Pass July 3, and moored it in
the 530-foot channel. It is undisputed that at the time of
accident the tug and barge were stationary, and the jet-ski
watercraft was drifting.
In another pivotal pre-trial move, the judge ruled
against the remaining defendants' motion to split the trial
into two proceedings, one to determine liability and a
separate one for damages.
Despite the tug and barge defendants' position that
none of the children would testify to liability, and that a
trial combining the two issues would risk prejudice ajury
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The trial is expected to include expert and other
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day Medina and friend Jovanni Ortiz ventured out on the
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When the Jet-Ski craft failed, both men grabbed onto
the tires attached to the tug's hull. While clinging to the
tug, Medina also attempted to keep hold of the watercraft,
according to court documents.
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Ortiz was rescued by a boat. Medina and the two
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and a functioning Jet Ski-type watercraft.
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Former first lady honored with lifetime award
By Kathy Prucnell
Former Florida first lady Rhea Chiles became the
fifth-year recipient of the Manatee County Rural Health
Services Foundation Edgar H. Price Jr. Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award Nov. 1 at a foundation dinner at the Braden-
ton Municipal Auditorium.
Her biography is impressive. She chairs the Lawton
Chiles Foundation to benefit children and her vision
brought the Studio at Gulf and Pine at 10101 Gulf Drive
to Anna Maria.
Chiles also established the Polk County Museum of
Art and restored a historic townhouse house behind the
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., creat-
ing the Florida House, a museum and hospitality center
featuring the historical and cultural attributes of the state,
where the public "can meet their congressmen, see films,
get their OJ and cookies, and rest" Chiles said.
She also implemented the first computerized man-
agement of the Florida governor's mansion and was editor
and chief of a 144-page illustrated historical volume on
families who resided in the two mansions.
The Anna Maria Island icon was honored by the
"One is very humbled by getting an award like that
because there are certain people in the trenches who work
in the health clinics who have done a fantastic job, creat-
ing an environment of human dignity in the public clin-
ics," Chiles said.
"That is just awesome to me, that not only do we
give high caliber professional help, we also give people
a place to feel better about themselves," she said.
Price, a state senator in 1962, was "a dear friend of
ours" and a great statesman, making the award all that more
meaningful, she added. Price, former Manatee County
Commissioner Pat Glass, Hal and Johncyna McRae and
Dr. George Thomas, are past award winners.
Chiles credited her life achievements to the career
path of her husband, the late Gov. Lawton Chiles, who
served 48 years in public office, first in the Florida House
and Senate, then the U.S. Senate and twice elected gov-
Rhea Chiles, an accomplished artist, works in her
home studio. Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy
"I was presented with a palette already in front of
me," she said, adding she partnered with her husband on
projects over the years.
Gov. Chiles is known for taking on the tobacco indus-
try and won, increased state health insurance for children
and instituted Medicaid reforms. He also worked closely
with MCRHC CEO Mickey Presha, "the engineer of the
clinics, someone who really put the rural clinics on the
map," Chiles said.
"Initially he was working with Mickey to help get
funding for rural health clinics in Manatee County, and
Ed Price also helped in that way," she said.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Chiles moved to Florida
when she was 7 or 8, attended Dade County schools and
then the University of Florida.
In 1958 while residing in Lakeland, the family bought
property on Anna Maria Island.
"We were summer visitors. It was a wonderful refuge
and resort area for us. When Lawton died in 1998, I stayed
in Tallahassee for a few years, and then decided to move
here because we spent so many happy times here.
"I knew Anna Maria would be a magnet for the
grandchildren. So I built this house. Then I started the
studio. That's where we are now," she said.
She complimented all who help with the Studio,
including her son, Ed Chiles, who manages and owns
three local restaurants, as well as Tommy and Julie Fagen
who run the Studio.
"Tommy is just astounding. He amazes me every day.
He's so talented," she said.
First coming to her as an exhibitor, Fagen was a
welder who turned his work into sculptures. With his
wife Julie who works with artist exhibitors, he hangs the
exhibits, having impressed Chiles and the Studio artists
with his skills in design and space.
They're now "part of the family, and business," she
Mrs. Chiles has four children: Ed Chiles, a resident
of Anna Maria and owner of Mar Vista Dockside Res-
taurant & Pub on Longboat Key, BeachHouse Restaurant
in Bradenton Beach and the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna
Maria, who helps oversee and manage the Studio. Son
Bud Chiles lives in Tallahassee, and she has two daugh-
ters, Tandy Chiles Barrett of Orlando and Rhea Chiles
of Fort Lauderdale, 10 grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren all who visit frequently, and some say
especially for her good cooking.
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New center director loves people, community
By Rick Catlin
Dawn Stiles almost missed hearing about the job
opening for an executive director at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
She and her family had just purchased a Braden-
ton Beach condominium Memorial Day weekend and
she picked up a copy of The Islander newspaper on a
She said she wanted to read about what the island
is like, although she said she had immediately fallen in
love with the scenery and lack of high-rise condos the
moment she drove across the Cortez Bridge.
"I was on the plane flying home and reading through
The Islander when I saw the story that the community
center was looking for a new director. It was just a whim,
a spur of the moment decision, but I decided to apply,"
She submitted her resume and waited to hear from
the board of directors. Following a series of interviews
and contract negotiations, both on the island and on the
phone, the directors agreed Stiles is the best person for
the job. Board president Greg Ross announced Nov. 5
she had been hired to replace executive director Pierrette
"If I hadn't picked up that paper, I might never have
known about the job," Stiles said.
"But the more I read, the more I became intrigued
by the job. It seems like the perfect job for me. I have a
love of community. It's my passion," she said.
She visited the center last week, spending time with
interim director Scott Dell and other staff.
Stiles has spent the past 12 years with Spurwink Ser-
vices in Portland, a community outreach program. She's
been president since 2006 and will complete her obliga-
tions to the company in March 2013.
According to Ross, she'll begin her new duties no
later than April 1.
In the intervening period, she'll teleconference during
board meetings and talk to staff on a regular basis.
Stiles has no set agenda and no plans for the future.
"I'm going to come, listen and learn," she said.
"I want to talk to the community and meet with them.
I want to know what they want from the center. I'll also
be talking with each staff member about their duties and
listen to suggestions," she added.
"I'm going to be a sponge for the first few months."
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Stiles also will talk with Kelly about her duties when
she was director and what to expect in the future.
"I met Pierrette and she and her team have done
amazing things with the center. I definitely want to listen
to her more," she said.
Heading up a community center is a long way from
what Stiles planned to do after graduating from college.
She graduated from the University of Maine with a
degree in accounting, but eventually became bored work-
ing with figures.
"It was the same thing every month. There was noth-
ing really stimulating." She then realized her passion was
in helping other people, the community and families, and
returned to the university for a master's degree in social
work and hasn't looked back.
"I love family and community," she said. "They are
my passion. And I loved the feeling I got when I drove
over the bridge and fell in love with this island. It's so
beautiful and you really get the sense of community when
you watch people at the beaches with their picnic baskets
"I really felt it was my type of place," she said.
In her spare time, Stiles enjoys running, bicycling,
scuba diving, kayaking and snow skiing. Alas, she said,
she won't do much snow skiing in Florida.
Stiles has two grown daughters, one in Maine and
the other in California, and a son attending college.
She plans to be moved by April 1.
"I'm definitely excited," she said.
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By Rick Catlin
Early start for Anna
Maria Island tourism
If you think you're seeing an unusually large number
of out-of-state vehicles onAnna Maria Island for this time
of year, you're not alone.
Eric Cairns of the Cedar Cove Resort and Cottages
in Holmes Beach says the season really "started early"
He noted several weeks ago that visitors were arriv-
ing earlier than usual and he's not alone in that percep-
David Teitelbaum, president of Anna Maria Island
Resorts, including management of Old Bridge Village,
Tortuga Inn, Seaside Inn, Tropic Isle Inn and Tradewinds
beach resorts in Bradenton Beach, said visitors started
showing up a few weeks ago and only a few units were
open for the Thanksgiving weekend.
"People were calling us from their car to make a
reservation as they were driving to the island. It's been
an amazing start to the season, an incredible early start.
It's like the season started two weeks ago," he said.
If nothing is available for a walk-in at one of the
resorts, Teitelbaum said the staff will help someone find
lodging somewhere on the island.
Cairns said as of Nov. 16 he only had one unit left
for the Thanksgiving week and that was due to a cancel-
"I really expect that will be taken in a day or two,"
"It's been a remarkable start to the season," Cairns
added. "Our phones are ringing off the hook and we're
already ahead of advance reservations now than we were
a year ago. It's going to be a tremendous season."
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Cairns said there are always a few walk-ins Thanks-
giving week and he and his staff, like Teitelbaum's resort
staff, will do what they can to find an accommodation.
"We all try to work together to find someone a place
to stay," he said.
One place to look for an accommodation is at the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, although rooms are rapidly being
Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said the
staff maintains a list of what units may be available.
"We'll always get some people calling for a room for
that night, or walking in and saying they need a place.
We'll find something, but rooms have been renting fast.
The season started early," she said.
In Anna Maria, the Rod & Reel Motel had a few units
available for Thanksgiving weekend, although manager
Lynn Fran expects them to go quickly during the week.
"We're right on the water with a fishing pier, pool
and beach, and we've got that old Florida look and feel,"
"We'll be full by the weekend, but if anyone needs
a place they can give us a call and we'll try to help," she
A number of other island accommodation owners and
managers said their properties are already booked solid
for Thanksgiving week.
Vacation homes also are renting quickly, said Rebecca
Barnett of Anna Maria Island Accommodations.
"The season started two weeks ago for us. Now, all
the larger homes are booked. We've got a few of the two
and three-bedroom homes left, but those are renting fast,"
Thanksgiving is a family vacation week, Barnett
said, and families love to get together and spend a week
on Anna Maria Island.
Giving Back returns Nov. 88
Giving Back, a resale shop that raises money for
local charities, will reopen for the winter-spring season
Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The shop, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
reopens at 11 a.m.
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At the Harrington House Bed & Breakfast in Holmes
Beach, Judy Karkhoff said reservations for the week were
"We have a few bungalows left," she said on Nov. 16,
"but the way reservations are going, they'll probably be
rented in a few days." All the beachfront units are taken,
"There will always be a few drive-ups. We'll try
to help. Everybody works together on the island," she
Reservations have been coming so fast to most
accommodations that Cairns said the smart thing to do
for Thanksgiving week is book a year in advance.
In fact, the same might be said for Christmas and the
February through April season, he added.
"It's going to be a busy Thanksgiving week and a
great season," Cairns said with confidence.
For island residents, the good news is that most
island accommodation agents and managers are giving
rental parties a list of good practices to abide by during
their stay on the island. Those include no loud parties or
noise after 10 p.m., and a warning that law enforcement
in all three island cities will respond to a noise complaint
after that hour.
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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m., PTO dinner, cafeteria,
followed by 7 p.m., fifth-grade play, auditorium.
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AMICC adult league soccer champion Sato crowned
Kevin P. Cassidy
Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed
soccer and basketball leagues closed out their seasons
last week with champions crowned in both sports.
Adult soccer culminated Nov. 15 with Sato Real
Estate taking on Wash Family Construction for the top
prize, the Island Sippy Cup, while the basketball cham-
pionship between Best Buy and Gatorman Pools was
played on Nov. 13.
The Sippy Cup battle was competitive up until the
10th minute when Diego Felipe took a throw in from deep
in the Wash end that Lexi Braxton volleyed past Wash
goalie Don Purvis for a 1-0 lead.
Armed with a 1-0 lead, Sato then bunkered down on
defense with Josh Sato hanging back and cleaning up any
offensive chances by Wash.
Sato added to its lead in the 23rd minute when Ryan
Hogan's throw in was headed past Purvis for a 2-0 lead
as the half came to a close.
Early in the second half, Wash had a great scor-
ing chance when Greg Ross received a long pass to the
corer. Ross held the ball and passed back to Scott Eason,
who fired a shot to the left of Sato goalie Mike Brusso.
Brusso stumbled to his left and got a finger on the ball,
which then deflected off the post and laid in front of the
goal. Zoran Kolega closed in on the loose ball, but Brusso
swept it across the end line, giving Wash a corner kick,
The Anna Maria Sail and Power Squadron will hold
a two-part America's Boating Course Saturday, Dec. 1,
and Saturday, Dec. 8.
Both sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to about 12:30
p.m. at the squadron building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bra-
The class reviews boating safety and Florida boating
rules. Graduates are qualified for a state boating educa-
Enrollment is $35 per person or $50 per couple.
The squadron also will teach a seminar on chart read-
ing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and a seminar on GPS
use at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Seminar enrollment is
For reservations or more information, call Walter
Haug or Gloria Potter at 941-795-0482.
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blasted it over the goal to the tennis courts.
Two minutes later, Braxton scored her second goal
when she volleyed a throw in from Josh Sato into goal
for a 3-0 lead. Sato put the game away in the 40th minute
when Felipe found Christianson at the top of the box. He
took two touches forward before drilling a rocket to the
left of Purvis for a 4-0 lead.
Wash ended the shutout for Brusso when Kolega
received a goal kick at the 35-yard line. He dribbled
forward before unleashing a rocket that deflected off
Felipe and went into the goal to end the game Sato 4,
Braxton and Christianson finished with two goals
each, while Josh Sato, Hogan and Felipe each had assists
on the evening. Brusso finished with four saves in goal
for the Sato defense that received a strong game from
Kolega scored the lone goal for Wash, which received
a strong game and 19 saves from goalie Purvis.
Gatorman pulls upset in finals
Best Buy w\ i. i1 t uii1ugh the regular basketball season
undefeated and pretty much unchallenged as no one had
an answer for Antwaun Jackson.
He scored 37 points in the championship game, but
30 points from Craig Boery, including eight three-point-
ers and double-figure scoring efforts from three other
players offset Jackson's big game, allowing Gatorman
Pools a 79-75 victory in the championship game.
Sean Hubbard added 15 points, 12 rebounds and five
assists, while Richard Atkins added 14 points and nine
rebounds. Alban Gesa chipped in with 12 points and six
rebounds, while Evan Wolfe scored 8 points and four
assists to complete the Gatorman Pools scoring.
Other members of the champions include Alan
Gilman and Lisa Worthy.
Best Buy, which was led by Jackson's 37 points,
seven rebounds and six assists, also received 27 points
from Brandon Kern and 9 points from Tyler Bekkerus.
Johnny Smith completed the scoring for Best Buy with 2
points. Chuck McCracken and Troy Shonk rounded out
the Best Buy roster.
Four teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records
and battled for the day's bia.-ini. rights during Nov. 17
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horse-
shoe pits. In the first semifinal Tom Skoloda and John
Crawford edged Steve Doyle and Tom Markley 21-20.
George McKay and Rod Bussey defeated Hank Huyghe
and Norm Good by a 21-16 score. McKay and Bussey
then defeated Skoloda and Crawford 22-16 to earn the
day's bl.',in,' rights.
Two teams advanced to the knockout round during
the Nov. 14 games. Bussey and Jerry Disbrow thumped
Gene Bobeldyk and Bruce Munro 21-5 in the finals.
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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Cornucopia awaits local fishers for dinner table
By Capt. Danny Stasny
With calm and clear waters, fishing around Anna
Maria Island is improving. Now that the fish and fishers
can move along the waters with ease, rumors of a variety
of species are being reported.
From the beaches expect to catch Spanish mackerel,
blue runners, ladyfish and jack crevalle on top-water
and subsurface lures. The high tides are the best time
to fish these species. During the high water, these fish
move close to the shoreline to corral bait schools. This
makes it easy to cast to feeding fish. Small bonnethead
and blacktip sharks also are cruising close to shore on
the high tides. Try a chunk of mackerel or ladyfish to
get these sharks to bite. Sharks up to 30 pounds are the
norm -although you never know when a 6-footer may
hit your line, so be ready.
Reports from the piers are similar to those from the
beaches but you can add redfish, black drum, flounder and
sheepshead. For these species, live shrimp or shiners are
getting the bite. The method to catch these species is to
keep your bait on or toward the bottom.
From the flats, fishers are returning to the dock with
respectable catches of redfish and spotted seatrout. For
these species, you can use either live baits or artificial.
For live bait, you can't beat a lite shiner although live
shrimp will work. For the artificial, try top-water plugs
in low light conditions and once the sun rises up high
switch to soft plastics or suspending lures.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says the focus
this past week was black drum, redfish and sheepshead.
Pier fishers using live shrimp fished on the bottom under
and around the pilings of the pier are catching keeper-
sizes of all three species mentioned. Ft' I i .' iin try some
20-pound fluorocarbon for leader. Slide a 1/2-ounce egg
sinker on your main line and tie on a small swivel. At the
other end of the swivel, tie a 12-inch piece of 30-pound
fluorocarbon. At the end of the fluorocarbon tie on either
a No. 2 or No. 4 hook and you're ready to fish. Using this
rig you'll have a direct line to the hook to feel the bite. Stab
on a live shrimp on your hook and lower it down under the
pier to the bottom. Wait for the bite and set the hook.
Spanish mackerel also are being caught from the
pier, although Malfese feels the bite is starting to slow
down. "The calm days we had right after the last front
were great," says Malfese, "but now we're seeing fewer
mackerel being caught." Those that are being caught are
hitting Gotcha plugs or small white speck rigs.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier says King and Spanish mackerel are still
dominating the bite. Pier fishers using silver spoons or
Gotcha plugs are reeling up limits of Spanish mackerel
daily. Average size of the macks is 1-3 pounds. For the
kings, live greenbacks or blue runners are producing fish
up to 20 pounds.
For pier fishers opting to use live shrimp for bait,
Medley suggests bottom fishing under the pier and around
the small reefs that surround the pier. Black sea bass are
making a showing in abundance. These tasty little fish
are being caught daily. Remember, the size limit for black
sea bass is 10 inches overall and, according to Medley,
there are plenty being caught in the 10-12-inch range.
For the flounder, Medley suggests either live shrimp or
small pinfish. Flounder up to 24 inches are being caught
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dinner table. Howard's clients battled schools of redfish,
catch-and-release snook and spotted seatrout.
Redfish are on the flats feeding on the huge schools
of bait flooding our area waters. Howard suggests looking
for the diving birds to get a location of the bait schools.
"Throw a shiner rigged under a popping cork into the
area. Pop the cork to make it gurgle and it will draw the
fish to your bait offering," says Howard.
Catch-and-release snook and spotted seatrout have
been on the flats and are feeding heavily as winter
approaches. Chum with shiners to get the snook and trout
into the feeding mode. Howard predicts that the spotted
seatrout fishing will improve as we move into the colder
Catch-and-release snook are feeding in the potholes.
Try using a large shiner to get them to chew.
Looking forward, the fall season is at its apex and
wintertime fishing is just around the corner. Shiners are
still plentiful around the bridges, piers and flats. Load
up your live well with these lively baits to get the party
started. They will soon leave our area and shrimp fishing
will take center stage.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing just off the beaches
of Anna Maria Island targeting migratory species such
as bonito, Spanish mackerel and small sharks. For the
bonito and mackerel, Girle is looking for diving birds
to find the fish. Once he's located a school, he is casting
live free-lined shiners into the feeding frenzy. The shark
are being caught in the same areas as the feeding macks
and bonito. Girle suggests putting a small strip of bonito
on a circle hook with a wire leader to get some drag-
screaming action on these small sharks. Black tips and
Atlantic sharpnose sharks are the norm, with fish up to
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In the backcountry, Girle is fishing artificial for red-
fish and spotted seatrout. In the early morning when the
sun is barely up, Girle is fishing top-water plugs such as
the Rapala Skitter walk to target spotted seatrout. Using
top-water plugs, Girle is catching trout up to 24 inches.
Once the sun is up higher in the sky, Girle is switch-
ing to soft plastics on ajighead to target redfish and trout.
Girle likes to use the MirrOlure Lil John with a 1/8-ounce
jighead to get these fish to bite. Redfish up to 26 inches
was the norm this past week.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says beach
action remains consistent for migratory fish such as Span-
ish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle and blue runners.
Beach fishers using Gotcha plugs are getting in on the
action. Keyes suggests walking the beach in search of
diving birds to locate the fish.
On the grass flats, Keyes is hearing of spotted seatrout
and redfish. For both species, flats fishers are using live
shiners. For ri ', in i. you can either free line a shiner or
attach a popping cork to your line to keep the bait toward
the surface. Artificials are also producing catches of reds
and trout. Keyes suggests Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a
jighead or a small MirrOdine from MirrOlure to get these
fish to bite.
Finally, pier fishers are still reporting decent catches
of Spanish mackerel. Artificials are the ticket to get these
high-activity fish to bite.
Expect to catch jack crevalle, blue runners and plenty
of ladyfish while targeting Spanish mackerel.
Also at the piers, Keyes is hearing of an abundance
of flounder. He suggests bottom fishing with live baits
such as shrimp or shiners.
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leaving it in very capable hands," Murphy said.
"I'm going to miss the friendships with Concession
members and I'm grateful that Tony Jacklin will still be
drinking at my bar at Beach Bistro," Murphy said.
Jacklin designed the Concession Golf course in asso-
ciation with American golfer Jack Nicklaus, who won
four U.S. Open titles. Jacklin is a retired professional
golfer from Britain who won the U.S. Open in 1970.
For more information, call 941-778-6444.
finalist for LBK award
Consider It Done, an Anna Maria Island and Long-
boat Key errand and personal service company, was a
finalist for the Longboat Key/Siesta Key/St. Armands
Circle Chamber of Commerce small business of the year
The winner was Elite Family Care of Sarasota.
Owned by island residents Steve Sweeney and Kim
Kern, the company assists to residents, vacationers and
businesses that need personal services.
The company also is a member of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on Consider It Done, call 941-
Holmes Beach office
The real estate firm of Keller Williams opened its
Anna Maria Island office at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, Nov. 13 with plans to highlight island properties
in its marketing.
Holmes Beach office co-owner Joanne Owens said
she is delighted the company opened the office, a sure
sign the real estate industry is doing well on Anna Maria
Owens and Ron Pepka are the licensed brokers and
owners for the Holmes Beach office.
Linda Moore, who has lived on the island more than
40 years, will be working out of the Holmes Beach office
and the mainland office in Bradenton.
"We've come a long way in 40 years. We are an
island that's been discovered and I'm so happy to be with
Keller Williams," Moore said.
For more information, call the Holmes Beach office
Chamber honors volunteers
The AMI Chamber of Commerce would like to honor
its volunteers with holiday gifts and is asking for help
from members to show appreciation for all the work the
volunteers do to make chamber and welcome services
available to both members and visitors.
Chamber vice president Deb Wing said if a member
is able to donate a gift, gift certificate or services for the
volunteers, it would be greatly appreciated by the cham-
ber and its volunteers.
The chamber plans to hold a volunteer recognition
dinner before Dec. 25 and honor the 23 volunteers who
assist at the chamber.
Wing said many businesses probably don't realize
the amount of assistance the volunteers provide.
They answer telephones, help visitors find an appro-
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show them where restaurants are located, among a host
of other services.
"Our office volunteers work hard at not only pro-
moting our businesses community, but helping with all
the chamber events. We would not be able to do all that
we do for our members and the community without the
help and dedication of our volunteer staff," Wing said in
a press release.
"The AMI Chamber wants to extend its appreciation
to these people with a huge thank you for all they do,"
Anyone interested in providing a gift or service for
the volunteer Christmas party is asked to call 941-778-
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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-
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Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 2 HON
2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood
files. One legal, one letter-size metal 2-drawer
files. Various office supplies. Also selling antique
wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art,
some framed. Many local artists. Home decor.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
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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.
ANNUAL THANKGIVING ECUMENICAL service:
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. St. Bernard Church
hosting. The six churches and combined choir
will participate. 248 South Harbor Drive, Holmes
SEWING AND ALTERATIONS for clothing, bridal
wear, home decor. Tuesday at Timeless Trea-
sures 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
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FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
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ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
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FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
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Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
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ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
601 Yardarm Lane, Country Club Shores, Long-
boat Key. Eight shell-back chairs, onyx dining
room table, formal sectional sofa, matching
chairs, Japanese crane picture, queen bed set,
queen bed, pair of twin beds, Florida china cabi-
net, large oval mirror, rattan swivel chair, swivel
recliner, dinette with four swivel chairs on cast-
ers, sofa bed, office chairs, HP copy machine,
computer table and printer, dinette table and two
chairs, media center, lamps, pair of swivel chairs,
Ficus tree, fabulous shell flowers, large prints,
books, tripod, linens, kitchenware. Sale by Julie
McClure. Pix: www.estatesales.net.
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-
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.
FOUND: BIBLE ON Cortez Bridge. Call 941-782-
8338 and identify.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
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WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are look-
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CORTEZ DIVING COMPANY: Underwater boat
maintenance, power or sail. Barnacles removed,
monthly contracts, local. 941-792-7595.
LANDAU 12-FOOT JON BOAT: Yamaha 6-hp
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SURFBOARD: SIX-FOOT, two-inch. Lost Round
Nose Fish, great condition, $225. 863-255-
T-TOP: HEAVY-duty construction, fits most center
consoles, $550. 863-255-0300.
DOCK LADDER: FIVE steps, brand new, $150.
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LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
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TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
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spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
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custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
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ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
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U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
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BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
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SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
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NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
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dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
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301 Manatee Ave.W., Holmes Beach
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current AMI MLS listings.
Pretty Gulf views from light,
bright, updated 2BR/2BA
condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $285,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
DEEP WATER CANAL
Rarely available deep-water
lot with fantastic bay views. No
bridges to bay, walk to beach.
$525,000. Call Realtors Lori
Guerin 941-773-3415, Carmen
ISLAND CREAM-PUFF WATERFRONT ON AMI!
Updated duplex on rare 2BR/2BA on canal, fully
oversized lot. $559,000. Call renovated, turnkey. $325,000!
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941- Try and find for less! Call Jeff
773-3966. Petitt, Realtor 941-773-2528.
PALM HARBOR 3/2. NW POOL HOME
Island home, walk to beach, Stunning, beautifully updated
caged pool. Great location! 3BR/2.5 BA executive home.
$449,000 call Debra Barker, $299,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Realtor. 941-962-1954 Broker. 941-773-3966
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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VACATICON ,, 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
PRCPERTIE, LLC.. 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599
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ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath
turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool,
tennis, covered parking, bay access, water
views, elevator, future bookings, and new
A/C and new roof are just some of the fea-
tures of this condo. Just bring your flip-flops
and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse
Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755.
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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-
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront
location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for
details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259.
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.
Brokers protected. 941-302-8254.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Available December-February, 2013.
LOOKING FOR ANNUAL on Anna Maria Island:
$800/month range. Cottage, efficiency, duplex,
mother-in-law. I am a single, professional,
female. Responsible and neat. Need to get back
to the beach. 941-879-2970.
VACATION RENTALS: PERICO Bay Club. 2BR/2BA,
garage, kayak-friendly, $1,800-$2,800/month. Real-
tor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
VACATION RENTALS: PERICO Bay Club. 2BR/2BA,
garage, kayak-friendly, $1,800-$2,800/month. Real-
tor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
2BR/1 BA: 210 Haverkos, Holmes Beach, $1,175/
month includes utilities, 210 Haverkos, Holmes
Beach, 1BR/1BA, $900/month includes utilities,
3BR/2BA 3227 First Ave., Bradenton single family
home, $1,100/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-
778-6696 or 800-367-1617.
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH Holmes Beach.
Quiet location, close to beach, January-March.
Ground levels, 1 BR/1 BA, $1,690 plus tax and
security, 2BR/2BA, $1,950 plus tax and secu-
rity. Private patio, cable TV, washer, dryer, utilities
included. 941-778-5338, 516-526-5628.
ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished. Holmes
SEASONAL RENTAL, ANNA Maria, 200 feet to
Rod & Reel Pier, 2BR/1BA, newly refurbished
ground floor duplex with all amenities. Available
Dec.1. For photos, rates, availability, please see
us at: ivacationonline.com. 941-387-8610.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT condo.
Westbay Point and Moorings. Available now. Call
Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.
ANNUAL: 1BR IN Holmes Beach. $675/month
plus utilities and deposit. Weekdays, 941-778-
6541, evenings, 941-504-3844.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA. 941-778-3426. Web site:
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1 BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.
Your Listing REALTOR
LISTING ALL TYPES OF
PROPERTIES SINCE 1999
Spectacular 7312 Hamilton Road,
Palma Sola Trace, 4BR villa, $299,950.
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6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton
Beach. Excellent investment rental income.
$259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flip-
FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644
Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-
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.
RUNAWAY BAY: ONE-bedroom condo, ground
floor, updated, attractively furnished, washer
and dryer, screened lanai, patio, near pool and
exercise room. $239,900. 1801 Gulf Drive, #117,
Bradenton Beach. 941-778-9378.
LARGE LOT AVAILABLE west of Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria. Steps to the beach. Call for more
WANTED: RENT-TO-own or owner financed, 2-3
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