Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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By Mark Young Islander Reporter The investigation into the New Years Day 2009 death of Sheena Morris, 22, in Bradenton Beach is moving forward following the cooperation of Kelly Osborn, the mother of Morris. Osborns public campaign to have law enforcement look further into her daughters death at the BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton Beach was successful, but it was interrupted when she refused to release evidence requested by the Bradenton Beach Police Department on behalf of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which is assisting in the investigation. Morris was found dead hanging by a dog New development for Bay Boulevard. Page 3 Bridge Street pier repairs move slowly forward. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 What to do, where to go. Page 12 Island police blotter. Page 15 HB tying code compliance to business receipts. Page 18 Winter Wonder party planning. Page 22 Football, golf. Page 24 Fishing: Targeting sheepshead, black drum. Page 25 Openings, expansions, honors, transactions. Crossword: The New York Times Sunday puzzle. Page 26 AsTheWorld Terns feel the love. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org What to do, where to Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year PLEASE SEE ATTORNEY, PAGE 5 PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, PAGE 4 3 adventuring hearts 3 special moms celebrate month. Page 20 drum. Page 25 Streetlife OpinionsPages 26-27 PLEASE SEE FESTIVAL, PAGE 9 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Cortez festival arrives Feb. 16-17By Mark Young Islander Reporter An estimated 25,000 people are expected to converge on the historic village of Cortez the weekend of Feb. 16-17 for the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. According to Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage festival chair Linda Molto, details are thing is in place to begin welcoming festivalgoers. concerned, Molto said at a Feb. 3 FISH meet-Former islander found dead in riverBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Patrick Lee Mullins, 52, left a note for his wife Jan. 27 that he was taking his boat out to test the engine. His untethered boat was found near Egmont Key the next day and a search by the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for Mullins was launched and later discontined with no success. The family and many friends helped continue an independent search. a body in about 3 feet of water in the Manatee was the missing boater and Mullins was posiManatee County Sheriff Brad Steube issued a statement saying it was difficult to determine from the body if foul play was involved. is pending further forensic and toxicology testing. Mullins was a beloved media specialist at Palmetto High School and teacher. He grew up with his family on Anna Maria Island. His family released a statement following The family of Patrick Mullins is in mourning, the statement reads. We request your understanding and compassion in giving us our privacy at this time. We wish to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, all the many loving and concerned individuals and organizations that have contributed their efforts and resources to resolving his disappearance. Anyone with information is asked to call MCSO at 747-3011, ext. 2535, or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. See obituary, page 14. MullinsAM takes time out, halts all building permitsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After learning at their Feb. 6 meeting are 15 building projects in the pipeline, which would qualify under an order for an administrative moratorium for building permits, Anna Maria commissioners voted 3-2 to halt the issuance of all building permits until a moratorium ordinance is enacted. Commissioner Chuck Webb said this would stop builders from rushing to Welch to claim they are in the pipeline with their plans, whether or not plans had previously been submitted. Welch said of the 15 projects, many are The commission, at its Jan. 31 meeting, voted for an administrative moratorium while city attorney Jim Dye crafted a moratorium ordinance. At that time, the commissioners allowed Welch to decide if a project was in the pipeline and warranted a building permit in spite of the pending moratorium. Webbs newest motion halts Welch from issuing any permits. Only contractors and owners with permitted projects will be allowed to build as the city takes a time out, Webb said. Commissioner Nancy Yetter seconded Webbs motion, noting she has previously had building projects that were shut down by an administrative building moratorium. She said the administrative moratorium is several opportunities for commissioners to adapt the ordinance language. Adoption of a moratorium ordinance requires planning and zoning board review and public hearings before commission approval. Yetter also observed every moratorium has an end date. Commission Chair John Quam also supported the motion. Commissioners Dale Woodland and Gene Aubry voted against the motion. Woodland said it would not be fair to people who have spent eight or nine months preparing a site plan to be halted at the last minute and told to put their plans on hold. Mayor SueLynn noted that adoption of Webbs motion removes Welch from the decision-making as to what is and isnt in the pipeline. Commissioners also discussed a draft ordinance lowering the height limit of new construction from 37 feet above the crown of the road to Attorney makes massive requestBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Attorney Rich Rumrell of Rumrell Law, Rumrell, Bate & McCleod, P.A., St. Augustine, sent Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird a public records request Feb. 5 that Baird said is more massive than the (Commissioner Harry) Stoltzfus requests of 2010. Rumrell attended the Jan. 31 city meeting at which commissioners passed an administrative moratorium on new construction and agreed to move forward with a 27-foot height-restriction ordinance. Rumrell told commissioners he was the attorney for the plaintiff in a successful lawsuit against the city of Venice after commissioners attempted to prohibit vacation rentals in areas where such rentals already existed. Rumrells request includes all records, docBBPD death investigation back on trackleash in her motel room shower. The case was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of death was changed to undetermined in 2011 by District 12 medical examiner Russell Vega. Vega made the change based on opinions from a forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Berkland, hired by Osborn that the crime scene may have been staged. Berklands reputation has since been tarmedical examiner duties and later arrested for storing human organs in household containers within a Pensacola storage unit in his name. FDLE reviewed the initial BBPD investigadoing, recommended further steps be taken to address some concerns. Police Chief Sam Speciale reopened the case administratively to pursue those FDLE PLEASE SEE INVESTIGATION PAGE 3 Webb Baird MorrisVOLUME 21, NO. 15 Happy Valentines Day ... events, page 13 FEB. 13, 2013 FREE Fishing: Targeting 3 adventuring hearts hearts 3 special moms 3 special moms hearts hearts hearts hearts 3 special moms hearts hearts hearts hearts hearts hearts


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SMALL UP CHARGE FOR GLUTEN-FREE CRUST FEBRUARY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY RESTAURANT WATERFRONT T H E Northern tip of Anna Maria Island across from the City Pier Overlooking Beautiful Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico TheWaterfrontRestaurant.net Bradenton Beach signals cell tower feud not yet overBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A Jan. 17 signal from the Bradenton Beach dais indicated the long-standing feud with Center for Municipal Solutions Lawrence Rusty Monroe over cell tower application reviews was coming to an end. was quickly lowered at a Feb. 7 city commission meeting when city attorney Ricinda Perry pointed out some potential contractual landmines if the city continues on pace to sign a consulting contract with Monroe. The contract came before commissioners before the amendments to the ordinance originally written by Monroe were completed. Perry said those amendments are not done because Monroe is disputing most of her suggested changes. called the ordinance into question a few months ago, saying the ordinance was ambiguous, designed to finanof local business and removed too much city authority. Perry summed up her argument against signing the contract by suggesting nothing has changed. She said city planner Alan Garrett was carving a special exception on shorter antennas and we discovered Mr. Monroes fees. Gatehouse said he has been communicating with Monroe via email and he has received mostly positive responses regarding the changes he sought. The commissioner said he believed a deal was close at hand. Perry disagreed. Unlike Commissioner Gatehouse, I did not receive positive responses to the contract negotiations, said Perry. I received one agreement to many objections I had. Legally, I feel it is one sided and does not look out for the interests of the city. Gatehouse said the contract rests on the legality of the ordinance. tract, he said. The old ordinance will put us right back where we were three or four months ago. Commissioners have expressed interest in moving the cell tower process along, but I dont want to rush into a bad deal, said Gatehouse. Mayor John Shaughnessy agreed. I want to move this along, but by the same token, do not want to do anything that will come back and bite us, he said. Commissioners asked Perry to enter back into negotiations with Monroe in hopes of bringing the issue to the next commission meeting. Perry said she would act on the commissions direction, but did not believe she would be able to come to terms with Monroe. I dont think we will come to terms with the consulting agreement, she said. I need to know if you need me Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said she wasnt comfortable with continuing contract talks. with, she said. I thought all of this was resolved the last time he was mad at us. Then all of a sudden, its back in front of us. I think its unprofessional. Jim Eatrides of Alpha Omega Communications suggested the city back off redoing the ordinance, saying it will be needed if negotiations with Monroe break down. Thats an enormous amount of work, he said. Perry said the city could have a new ordinance prepared in about two months and pointed out her biggest concerns. She said the contract gives authority for Monroe to do work without city authorization. When Perry tried to strike that from the contract, she said Monroe declined. Commissioners balked at the notion. Monroes concept of how this thing works is very different from ours, said Gatehouse. We are not trying to hire a telecommunications czar. We are looking to engage a consultant to be available as required. Perry said if commissioners sign the contract, the city would lose authority to delegate work to Monroe, who would have the power to charge the city for unauthorized work. Commissioner Gay Breuler said if Monroe cant agree to the citys concerns, We wont have anything to do with you. Perry said Monroe also refused to budge on the city paying for an applicant that pulls out of a review. Mr. Monroe wants payment for any service and use of the city as a catchall, she said. An applicant would be required to set up an escrow account that Mr. Monroe could draw from but he wants a safety net that guarantees the city would pay the balance. I did not like that and wanted it removed. He would not agree to that. Perry wanted to include a paragraph that Monroe is responsible for all out-of-pocket costs, and he wishes to strike that paragraph. The third of Perrys primary concerns is Monroes refusal to agree to language that would allow the city to terminate its contract with him if he were to be found doing anything illegal. Im not sure why he objects to that, she said. This is a provision that if he does something illegal under the law, we can get rid of him. I put that language in here, but he will not agree to any aspect of termination. Perry had other disagreements with the proposed contract, and said, I 100 percent disagree with Mr. Monroe. I hope we can work this out, but I dont think we will. What I need to know is whether or not I take a hard line on these negotiations. concern on key points. They agreed not to concede many of her points, and directed her to continue negotiations for two more weeks to see if Monroe would change his mind. See if hes willing to give and well make a decision in two weeks, said Shaughnessy. Gatehouse Monroe Perry


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 3 INVESTIGATION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY The Feast Restaurant FEAST ON THIS....ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP $21 recommendations. The investigation was moving forward until Osborn refused a N ovember request from BB PD to release Morris computer, phone and medical and psychologi cal records. O sborns refusal prompted a D ec. 3 letter from FD L E special agent in charge John Burke outlining the impor tance of her cooperation and being more careful about what she says in public so as not to harm the investigation process. A D ec. 12 story in T he I slander about the letter spurred Osborn to accuse the newspaper of inappropriOsborn has now cooperated with the FDLE request after more than a month of delay. Kelly has been cooperating and, yes, she has cooperated with all of the requests, said BB PD D etective Lenard D iaz, the lead investigator in both the initial investigation and the ongoing review. Speciale said O sborns delay in handing over the materials may have extended the timetable of bringing the investigation to a close. I t didnt slow down the investigation, because they were doing interviews while they were waiting, but I would have to say that the delay in receiving them extended the case a little. The Sarasota Herald-T ribune has reported the investigation would be concluded in four to six weeks, and that FDLE will be recommending a full investigation. However, according to Speciale, that information is incorrect. FDLE has not requested any formal investigation, he said. This is the investigation. D iaz said it would be a mistake to put a timetable on an investigation such as this. T here is no timetable, he said. You cant put a timeline on it. I think the technical aspect of the items requested will take awhile to decipher. I ts something they want to be thorough with. D iaz said the investigation is going smoothly and detective handled the original case correctly.Bimini Cove plans to replace Villa Rosa A sign at the former Villa Rosa property in the 400 block of South Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria, announces a single-family home development, Bimini Cove, on 14 vacant lots owned by Bon Eau Enterprises LLC. In the background is the model home built by the former owners not part of Bimini Cove a Bon Eau spokesperson said. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Its been nearly eight years since any serious discussion in Anna Maria about development of the Villa Rosa housing project at 401 S. Bay Boulevard. It appears, how ever, that serious discussion has returned and the present owner wants to develop the 14 lots on the property as single-family homes. R epresentatives of Bon E au E nterprises LL C of Sarasota, owner of the property, have had discussions which would be built where the former Villa Rosa subdivision was planned. Randy Whitmer of Bon Eau said the company plans custom-designed canalfront homes, with prices starting in the $1 million range. F ormer owner, G S R D evelopment LL C went into bankruptcy in 2006, and eventually its principals gave up all rights, title and interest in Villa Rosa. Whitmer said Bimini Cove would be built as buyers make a purchase and they would work with contractor Steve M urray of M urray C ustom Homes to complete their home design. Were looking to build homes that blend in with whats found on neighboring streets and on South Bay Boulevard, Murray said. M urray also owns M urray R eal E state, the sales agency for the lots. A ware of the past history of the property when GSR was involved, Whitmer said Bon E au wants a fresh start. We really want to be the good guys and do whats right for the city, he said. We want to fully cooperate with what the city wants. T he Bimini C ove plans call for three-story homes, and Whitmer acknowledges knowledge of the commissions recent discussion to restrict the height of new homes to 27 feet. T he commission has approved an administrative moratorium on issuance of building permits. When the commission passed the administrative ordinance motion Jan. 31, it directed Welch to determine which projects were in the pipeline as of that day and allow them to proceed with permitting. On Feb. 6, commissioners passed a motion for Welch to stop issuing building permits while the moratorium ordinance is under discussion. While A nderson said he does not know where Bimini Cove stands regarding issuance of a building permit, he said the company just wants to start fresh with a devel can be proud to have as part of their city. LOBSTAHSLIVE MUSIC9-1 FRI & SAT NIGHTS Feb 15 Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones Feb 16 Koko Ray LOBSTAHSGot Buttah? LOBSTAHS CHECK OUT OUR NEW! PRIME RIB SPECIAL! HAPPY HOUR FOOD & COCKTAILS 3-65337Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island 941.779.1000 LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS Valetines Day SPECIAL DINNERReservations accepted


4 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER MORATORIUM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach tee. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee County sion on transportation. on health care. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue Of Interest closed. Isles Road, Longboat Key, 941-316-1656, www.longboatkey.org. Send notices to news@islander.org. Island Democrats to host Republican speakers T he A nna M aria I sland D emocratic C lub will host Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, a R epublican who represents the island and other parts of west Manatee. M anatee C ounty Supervisor of E lections M ike Bennett, another R epublican and former state senator for the area, also will be a guest speaker. C happie will talk about the commissions agenda for 2013 and Bennett will talk about voting laws and proposals. T he program will take place at noon M onday, F eb. 18, at the BeachHouse R estaurant, 200 G ulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Lunch will be $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call club president Harry Kamberis at 941-779-0564. 27 feet. of any living space to be 13 feet above the crown of the road, but the Federal Emergency Management Agencys level. Webb agreed the commission could change the 13-foot rule and said there is a lot more discussion to come on the proposed height ordinance, including two public hearings. C ity planner A lan G arrett noted Bradenton Beach Welch said each property in Anna Maria would prob If the city adopts a 27-foot maximum-height eleva although the city could allow more building coverage if the 27-foot limit is adopted, Garrett said. R esident M arie F ranklin said the city should adopt elevation for each new structure. Woodland suggested allowing 45 percent for building coverage, but adopt the 27-foot limit. That should give Welch said lowering the start of a structure to 9 feet space, meaning the construction of livable space would start at 11 feet. Webb asked if Aubry and Garrett could put together a Styrofoam scale model of a single-family home that had a 45 percent building coverage on a 5,000-squarefoot lot and a maximum height of 27 feet. He said it was hard for him to visualize the 27-foot concept, but he could understand more from a model. Aubry and Garrett agreed to bring a scale model to the Feb. 21 commission meeting. Commissioners heard both sides of the height issue from the public. A ttorney Scott R udacille of Blalock Walters, P A ., of Bradenton said he represents several clients with A nna Maria properties. He said his clients do not want a more restrictive height limit and suggested that the commission as a means to get where you want. While former A nna M aria M ayor G ary D effenbaugh said whats happened to A nna M aria is a shame. He advocated a 27-foot height limit to retain what is left of Anna Marias ambiance. The word has gotten out that Anna Maria is a great place to spend a weekend, and thats ruining the city, he said. P ut the height limit at 27 feet, D effenbaugh said. M ike C oleman said the real issue for the commission is how to regulate short-term vacation rentals. Webb agreed and asked D ye to look at all city options to have vacation rental units register as a business with the city. I want to have this discussion, Webb said. I think we can require registration of all vacation rentals. Aubry agreed. In his opinion, a vacation rental is a business and all businesses should be required to obtain a city license. He added that whatever the city does with a building moratorium or change in height limit is likely to draw litigation from someone. Webb asked Dye to think about what we can do to register vacation rentals. Quam said discussion of licensing would be on the agenda at the commissions F eb. 21 commission work session. The commissions Feb. 14 meeting is a regular meeting, not a work session, Quam said.BB pier reconstruction project takes step forwardVisitors to the Historic Bridget Street Pier enjoy their day. The pier reconstruction project is back on schedule after the city approved an engineering contract Feb. 7. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter T he Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street P ier 7 after months of delays. T he project consists of replacing 151 pilings and the wood decking. P lanning for the project began about a year ago, but passing tropical storms and failed negotia tions with the engineer of record stalled the project. The city decided to send out a request for proposal when insurance obstacles ended negotiations with Sago and Sago Engineering. Z N S E ngineerings response to the RFP was the lone response. C ommissioners accepted the RFP and approved the contract Feb. 7 at the city commission meeting. T his is nearly identical to contracts we have with all professional services, said city attorney Ricinda Perry. Perry said the only difference was the cost of ser vices, which were reduced from the original RFP which estimated $33,000 for engineering services. T hrough continued negotiations, some unnecessary services were removed. C ommissioners approved an expenditure of $27,500 in retaining Z N S, although the actual costs may still prove to be lower due to some completed aspects of the engineering study. C ommissioner G ay Breuler moved to approve the Z N S contract. C ommissioner Jan Vosburgh seconded the motion, which passed 5-0. T he contract approval authorizes Z N S to develop a scope of work for the pier reconstruction, which in turn will allow the city to move forward with putting the project out for bid. 7 commission meeting, but did attend a city pier team meeting earlier that day. Gilbert said ZNS now has all the documents and is ready to hit the ground running. T he project could still be months away, however. C ommissioners have previously expressed concern about beginning the project during tourist season, and have indicated they may wait until the winter-spring tourism season ends. T hat timeline might be in line with the work still hired, which is an altogether separate process. I n other city matters, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of an attorney from Blalock Walters, P A ., to replace special master Harold Youmans, who resigned his position with the city Dec. 11. William Robinson Jr. will be the citys primary special master to hear future variance requests. P erry said the city advertised the position on two separate occasions. We put a lot of effort in getting submissions and only received two, said P erry. O ne of which is not a licensed attorney and it was a requirement that any applicant be a licensed attorney, so we really only had one applicant. Breuler moved to accept R obinson as the citys special master. Vosburgh seconded and the motion passed 5-0.


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 5 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CBC 1258779, CGC 1505726, CGC 1519880. 1/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time relating to vacation rentals, both longand short-term, from among 22 current and former elected and appointed a member of the code enforcement board. R umrell requested all records between, to and from private citizens and/or corporate entities and the planning and zoning board regarding vacation rentals from 2011 to the present. The same information was requested of the code enforcement board and commission. T he records request includes all agendas and minutes from P &Z board, code enforcement and city commission pertaining to vacation rentals from 2011 to the present. He also asked for all correspondence from the building department regarding shortand long-term rentals and any records regarding restricting the number of bedrooms in single-family residences. Rumrell further asked for any agreements with city planner A lan G arrett, and agreements with corporations who employed Alan Garrett. R umrell said time is of the essence, but M ayor SueLynn said the request is extremely large for A nna Marias small administrative staff. The staff cant drop everything and do nothing but compile records. She ATTORNEY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1estimated it would take several weeks to comply with the request. SueLynn said she has talked with city attorney Jim D ye about the response time, and D ye will discuss this with R umrell. T he mayor said Baird and other staff already have begun to collect the requested informa tion. T he 22 people named by R umrell to provide records include SueLynn and C ommissioners John Quam, N ancy Yetter, Gene Aubry, Chuck Webb and Dale Woodland. T he request also asks for records from O D ay, Bill I seman, Jeff M urray, Judith C able, C arol Lewis, D iana M ilesko, building department staff member D iane Sacca, Rathvon, former planning and zoning board chair Sandy M attick, current P &Z chair T om T urner, and current P &Z members Lou E llen Wilson, M argaret Jenkins, M ike Bob Welch. R umrell said he is representing clients in A nna Maria, but declined to name them. He said they would be identified if his clients proceed with legal action against the city. while adjoining oating dock readied to reopen soonIts almost eight months since Tropical Storm Debby shut down the Braden ton Beach Islander File Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Even a long, winding road leads to a destination. Such can be said for the efforts to repair the BradenStreet Pier. Its been almost eight months since T ropical Storm D ebby sent boats smashing into the dock and wave action from the storms winds caused further separation to already damaged sections of the dock. Despite the dock being shut down a month prior to section separation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed with the city that the storm caused per manent damage. The city then became eligible for FEMA funding. Next began the long and winding road through government red tape to perform what city officials have called a simple repair project. T he latest travel through bureaucracy has come to on the road to the home stretch of dock repairs. A fter two and a half weeks of arguing with the U .S. Army Corps of Engineers, we got the permit, said buildE mail communications between the corps and the city had indicated a misevaluation of the project by the corps in delaying the permit. The corps admitted the mistake and pledged to have the permit written and in city hands within a week. That promise has been kept. We also have the Florida Department of Environmental P rotection permit and the paperwork has come from FEMA with the revisions we suggested, said Gilbert. We should have those signatures back within a week, and as soon as we have money in the account, its ready to go. G ilbert said he believes work will begin within a week or two, and then it wont take more than a week to do the repairs. T he scope of work will include a floating barge equipped to lift sections of the dock out of the water to depending on the extent of the damage, will be removed, E ach of the repaired sections will be placed back into section separation will be replaced. The repair project will not affect the restaurant operations on the pier, nor is it expected to close the pier to visitors during the repairs. I n other pier team matters, public works director T om Woodard reported that an anti-skid coat has been applied to the dinghy dock across from the Bridgetender Inn and Dockside Bar. The dinghy dock also was destroyed by Debby, and FEMA funded the rebuilding. Woodard said the applica tion also is a sealant. Its brand new, it looks great and we want to give it as much longevity as we can, he said. Woodard said his staff also has replaced four planks near the restrooms on the pier and are in the process of repainting handrails and the clock tower.


6 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) FEB. 13, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,800 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook.AMI asset lauded On Feb. 5, I was fortunate to be on the Island Pearl for its inaugural shuttle trip by water to Sarasota. The Island Pearl is a fun way to see the coastline, she was well stocked with refreshments, the bathroom was clean and the crew were well informed and friendly. The Pearl and the shuttle are true assets to Anna Maria Island. I recommend you give it a try. You also will love it. Liza Lawrence, Franklin, N.C. Another cheer I am writing to let Islander readers know about the wonderful experience we had on the Island Pearl, the new boat shuttle from Holmes Beach to Sarasota. What a fabulous way to see the beautiful inland coastal waterway from a new perspective. Feb. 5 was a perfectly clear day, and our trip was fun from beginning to end. We spent three hours in downtown Sarasota just enough time for a delicious lunch and some shopping. I believe you can catch this shuttle for a reasonable fare from Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach on Tuesdays. Check with the chamber of commerce or the Pearl newspaper ad to be sure. We plan on taking the Pearl shuttle many more times this season. Dont miss it. Susan and Steve Hooper, Laconia, N.H.Congrats for challenge met I would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to Chuck and Joey Lester, The Islander and publisher Bonner Joy, and all the generous people who gave to the annual Anna Maria Island Community Center Lester Challenge. You make a difference. Once again the generosity and support of this great island community has exceeded expectations. This year the Lesters challenged center supporters with a $25,000 matching gift. With the help of exclusive promotions in The Islander, the center exceeded the challenge to raise $29,640 for a total gift of $54,640. The donations are greatly needed for the center to continue improving the quality of programs and services above the level that has become expected. According to Kerkering & Barberios recent audit of the centers 2011-12 fiscal year, the center gave $294,000 in scholarships to needy children and families. This audit also reports that .91 cents out of every dollar that came into the center went directly to programs and services. Fundraising to uphold the centers motto that no child or family will ever be turned away from a program based on their ability to pay is becoming increasingly ing to those in need. The center staff and myself strive to serve this community with excellence and meet its ever-changing needs. This is your community center, and together we can make it great. I welcome everyone to share ideas and talents and volunteer. Whether you are 2 or 92, the door is always open. On behalf of the center and all the wonderful people we serve, thank you so much for making the Lester Challenge such a big success. We are truly grateful. Scott Dell, AMICC interim executive directorHow sweet it is If youre in business on Anna Maria Island, you surely are feeling the love this week. As the late Jackie Gleason would say how sweet it is. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is likely singing along with Gleasons theme. Ah, the good and rentals on AMI pays off. But tourism is taking a beating. Between Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, moratoriums on building put a direct burden on the folks who work construction and their families, and it spins outward. While the cities focus on stopping rowdy, noisy tourists from coming here, they seem to put the burden on the accommodations. But how can buildings be to blame for uncouth visitors. There are few things government can do to change peoples bad manners, but the cities could join hands with the chamber to mount a positive PR campaign. By promoting the tourism they want, they can discourage the tourism that causes angst. But seriously theres no real means to change the tide of the economy. Visitors come, see the value in rental homes and invest. The cities and the chamber cant change new tourism visitors who come with extended family and couples with kids, making the most of their weeks vacation and their dollars. Its not unique to Anna Maria Island. Were trending away from snowbirds to shortterm rentals like many coastal vacation spots. And we cant change Federal Emergency Management Agency. Elevated living spaces are the norm since 1975 no matter how many bedrooms. eling ground-level homes and building new three-story dwellings. Were left to ponder a small handful of complaining residents compared to a huge number of uneventful vacation stays and dont forget, many come to visit residents. Occasionally, yes, rental people celebrate their vacation or a wedding, anniversary, graduation or just the great fortune of being together in paradise. They rejoice. and the means to rejoice in the vacation paradise they chose to be their home. This is, after all, the sweet life. We hope our readers join us Valentines Day at the Manatee Beach to renew or rejoice in their commitments at our Islander Promise Day. Come feel the love. It promises to be a sweet event and a beautiful sunset. We love you, Anna Maria.


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 7 10 years agoHeadlines from the Feb. 12, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 3 42 71 0 Feb. 4 41 69 0 Feb. 5 45 73 0 Feb. 6 53 79 0 Feb. 7 59 80 0 Feb. 8 59 79 0 Feb. 9 57 78 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 69.824-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. removed the mayor as a voting member of the commission and made him/her the city administrator. The the race for the two commission seats were incumbent Linda Cramer and political newcomer Duke Miller. The charter also changed the city election date from February to November to coincide with other elections. Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and Cortez Road. The MPO executive director said emergency funding was available and the study would give the city options to redesign the intersection. tary School after several teachers and students reported off the schools electrical system and inspected the air conditioner with electricians from the school district. The air conditioner was repaired and power restored. No injuries were reported. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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For years, these supersized reptiles have been ravaging the Everglades, eating nearly everything in sight, including deer, raccoons, opossums and up to 6-foot-long alligators. Once pets, they have mostly been set free by irreEverglades ecosystem and run rampant. The news that the National Park Service opened a I went to Miami to quell my thirst for knowledge, leaving my comfort zone to seek my demons. Thats right, the serpent, the devil in disguise. The Bible describes it as such and Michelangelo painted it on the Sistine Chapel ceiling Adam and Eves expulsion from paradise. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission declared war on the python Jan. 12-Feb. 10. The challenge kicked off at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, just north of Miami. When I arrived, there were already about 30 news crews from as far away as the western United States, Indonesia, Canada and France. In the mix were about 300 hunters, adventurers and game wardens. FWC executive director Nick Wiley explained that the challenge was important to increase awareness, not only about the Burmese python, but 137 other invasive reptiles and amphibians, as well as 1,000 plants and insects impacting Florida. UFs Dr. John Hayes said Florida is the No. 1 most invaded place on the planet, costing state taxpayers $500 million a year. The event was designed to share information about ownership and preventing their release. Among the presenters on hand was dean of culinary education David Pantone at the Lincoln Culinary Institute, who cooked up some mouthwatering gourmet chow from some invasive species. medallions with mushroom sauce, Caiman white bean chili and green iguana stew. The dishes were delicious and Pantone said it was his way to personally contribute to eradicating these invasive species one at a time. Jeff Fabb, of the televisions Animal Planet and a volunteer for the Nature Conservancy and Python Patrol in Miami, demonstrated the power of a 13-foot, 85-pound python that he caught a year ago in Miami. Fabb boasted that the hunt would be no cakewalk. snake is nothing to be messed around. There are plenty of other dangers associated with trekking through the Everglades, including many native venomous snakes. In all, about 50 snakes were harvested. Learn more about Jaworskis python quest at www. islander.org. Jeff Fabb of Animal Planet shows attendees at the Python Challenge kickoff the power of a 15-foot Burmese python. Islander Photo: Michael Jaworski


8 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Send your event news to news@islander.org. Mon-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 9-8, Sun 9-6 www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Ladies swimwear for every shape & size. Unique clothing and gifts for men, women & children Nautical Gifts Collectible Dolls & Tea Sets Fun kites for all levels, plus everything for the beach! BEACH SHOP The Lots of items up to 50% OFFWe are filled to the brim AGAIN! $ 10 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $3O OR MORE! Good now thru Feb. 19. One coupon per person. Not valid on previous purchases. (excludes Tervis) Mister RobertsLadies and Mens ResortwearS&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941-778-4505 Cortez boatworks battle moves toward resolutionBy Mark Young Islander Reporter T he use of the F lorida I nstitute for Saltwater Heritage boatworks facility has long been a source of contention, but the board took steps toward resolution at its F eb. 3 meeting. However, a late proposal to hire a boatworks manager may spark a new feud among the FISH membership. T he board and FI SH members in the audience argued for the bulk of the meeting over the use of the boatworks facility. Last month, FISH came to a consensus to put more ity to work on their boats rather than focusing its use for recreational boaters. Some board members and C ortez residents began referring to the facility as a boys club hangout, instead of using it for its intended purpose. The matter came to a head in late 2012 when comvoice their displeasure. FISH acknowledged their frustraBoatworks chair R ick Stewart introduced a proposal Feb. 3 that would restrict the use of the facility to FISH week at the facility. Stewart outlined a payment fee of $25 per week after FISH members who have recreational boats with no free time. Stewart put forth a motion outlining his proposal, but board member Karen Bell immediately opposed the motion. T his isnt what the committee said. E veryone came together and gave a general consensus and that consensus is not what you are presenting here, she said. Bell said what the boatworks committee agreed to was a $100 a month fee that would be raised by $100 per month to discourage the facility being used for storage. Board member T urner M atthews agreed, saying he has already paid his $100 fee based on the committee consensus. Stewart said he preferred his proposal because he did not agree with the escalating fee. Bell said he was making up his own proposal against the committees consensus. M y point is that we had a meeting with a whole pile of people who came there to present their opinions, said Bell. T hats why this bothers me, because this is not what came out of that meeting. Stewart said he opposes an escalating fee, but agreed opposed to his proposal of one week. A suggestion was made to keep the $100 a month fee, but place a six-month cap on the use of the building. A ny boat project expecting to last longer than six months would require board approval. which passed unanimously. Stewart reported things have gone missing from the boatworks facility in recent months and he wanted to tighten security. He motioned to have the locks re-keyed and issue keys only to the boatworks committee chair and the FISH president. T his was previously a contentious matter for the FI SH membership, but there was no objection to the motion, which passed unanimously. Paid boatworks manager? With the boatworks facility requiring consistent attention, board member Jim Kelly proposed the hiring of a part-time boatworks manager. Kelly proposed FI SH hire Stewart for the job with the understanding that Stewart up for re-election to the board this year would have to resign from the board Kelly said the position would pay $15,000 a year, but in lieu of a salary, suggested Stewart work to pay down his $19,500 FISH obligation for the purchase of a sailboat. Stewart originally purchased the boat for $27,000, but, according to FISH, has had problems making consistent payments. FI SH treasurer Jane Von Hahmann said she would support the idea. The other positive, if we consider this, is it would allow us to pool money for a year, she said. Right now we dont have the money to pay for that position, but if we need to hire someone, it would give us a year to have those dollars. Board member John Stevely said it wasnt something the board should vote on now, and Bell outright opposed hiring Stewart. I do believe someone should be there, but dont believe it should be Rick, said Bell. He has the wrong temperament and hes not a manager. A nd if a job is offered, we need to have an application process. Is it our job to give him a job so he can pay for his boat? Stewart said he spends most of his time at the boatworks facility. Im choking myself here, he said. Ive been working around there most of the time by myself. I m not asking to be paid. Im just asking for debt reduction. The issue was tabled until the boards M arch 4 meeting. Dogs yes, young kids no?Holmes Beach resident Marliz Velez enjoys playtime Feb. 7 with 15-month-old son Fabian and Marlon, a 2-year-old shih tzu, at Scentral Park. Velez said shes opposed to the park boards recent recommendation to ban young children from the park on Flotilla Drive. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 9 FESTIVAL CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONEing. We could always use more volunteers, though. FISH treasurer Jane von Hahmann said most of the but openings still exist for Sunday, Feb. 17. Von Hahmann said as many as 40 volunteers are needed to service the beer truck. The company manned part of it for us last year, but they are not doing it at all this year, and we still have said. Otherwise, she said, Im pleasantly surprised at the number of volunteers we have right now. We created a spreadsheet of volunteers this year, so hopefully next year it will be a lot easier to coordinate our volunteers. val, which will feature a variety of food, music, arts and crafts, and plenty of entertainment. Passerine will open at the main stage at the festival at 10 a.m. and the harmonizing Shanty Singers take the tions. country musician Eric von Hahmann, followed by SoulOn Sunday, Soupy Davis and his band open the at noon. Shotgun Justice takes the stage at 2 p.m. and Scotts Garage closes out the main stage entertainment at 4 p.m. Seafood is offered in all its forms and recipes straight from the waters of Sarasota Bay and, Molto said, Cortez residents always look forward to showing off a real workquirkiness, from scenery to seafood; from history to hijinks and from knowledge to novelty. The festival prides itself on having something to offer everyone, she said. Entrance to the festival is off Cortez Road at 119th Street West. Free parking is available east of the village. Shuttle buses also will run festivalgoers from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach and from G.T. Bray Park, 3001 59th St. W., Bradenton. Cost for the shuttle is $2.50 each way and exact change is required. Admission to the festival is $3 and children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Bring the grandparents, bring the kids and be prepared to spend the day with us, doing what we do best having way too much fun, said festival committee member John Stevely. The festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. and leave a message with contact information or email Molto at villagelady27@verizon.net. Eric von Hahmann performs at a past Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. Hell perform both days again this year, Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. Islander File Photo Sponsored as a community service by College student takes prize for 2013 Cortez fest logo Christina Guerrero, 24, of State College of Florida in Bradenton, is the winner of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival design award. Guerreros award will be featured as the festival logo to accompany the theme Better Fish to Fry. I came up with the design with the thought I that it was pulled right out of the water, directly into the frying pan, Guerrero said in a prepared statement. She said she got into graphic design in a roundabout way, but feels the industry is her future. She graduates in June with an AAS in graphic design. Guerrero is a Sarasota native, with a 2-year-old son, Davin, and is expecting her second child a month after her graduation. She claims a $250 prize donated by award-winning artist Susanna Spann, who previously taught illustration at the Ringling School of Art & Design. Guerreros artwork will be displayed on the festival T-shirt, which can be purchased at multiple locations during the Feb. 16-17 festivities in Cortez. Christina Guerrero, 24, of State College of Florida in Bradenton, is the winner of the Cortez Commercial Guerreros award will be featured as the festival I came up with the design with the thought I that it was pulled right out of the water, directly into the frying pan, Guerrero said in a prepared stateShe said she got into graphic design in a roundabout way, but feels the industry is her future. She Guerrero is a Sarasota native, with a 2-year-old son, Davin, and is expecting her second child a month She claims a $250 prize donated by award-winning artist Susanna Spann, who previously taught illustraGuerreros artwork will be displayed on the festival Festival logo design by Christina Guerrero


10 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island Shuttle Service 941-870-4349 Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! Natural Wellness In Paradise941-650-5441 9805 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida www.annamariadayspa.com Body & Sol Day Spa Sizzling at Annie SilverAnnie Silver Community Center volunteers, including vice president Jim Hassett, left, Nancy Ockerman, president Linda Yarger and Barbara Hassett prepare a pork and sauerkraut dinner at the center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach, Jan. 25. The next community dinner will be spaghetti, $5, on Feb. 22. All are welcome. Islander Photo: Edna TiemannAnna Maria Garden Club to meet at Roser The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The noon program will feature presentations by members, including Jeanie Pickwick discussing potted plants as arrangements; Amy Turner discussing cacti designs. For more information, call Mary Manion 941-7782607.Anna Maria Garden Club seeks to grow groups The Anna Maria Garden Club is accepting nominations for possible gardening gifts. Each year, the club donates to groups that, according to a news release, exemplify the AMGCs purpose of stimulating the love of gardening and the protection of plants and birds and to encourage civic planting and conservation. This year, the club is inviting people to send letters nominating a group for a gift and describing how any donated money would be used. Letters should be mailed to the Anna Maria Garden The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 25. Gifts will be awarded in April.Spicy, sexy foods featured at wellness seminar Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, will host a session on spicing up the menu and life with nutrition and wellness coach Alec Grae. Grae will delve into heart health, and how it impacts our love lives. Are there really foods with aphrodisiac qualities? What foods naturally boost our vitality and stamina? How can we use food to create an atmosphere of intimacy, and to have more variety and fun in our romantic lives? Reservations are requested. For more information, call 941-778-5015.Arts and crafts show bene ts butter y park Holmes Beach. The show will feature arts and crafts vendors, apparel, plants and home goods, food and beverage sales and music. The show will take place Feb. 20-21 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. For more information, call 352-344-0657 or go online to www.tnteventsinc.com.Deans demo of acrylic paints as part of Island Gallery Wests free instruction in art. The program takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-7786648 or go online to www.islandgallerywest.com.Food and Wine calls to artists Organizers of Food and Wine on Pine, which will take place on the Anna Maria main street Saturday, May 4, are seeking artsists and craftspeople. The event will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and feature a tent for artists to show off their work, demonstrations, a childrens art show, porch displays and an exhibit at the Studio at Gulf and Pine. As many as 40 artists will be selected into the exhibit under the tent at Food and Wine and to display and sell their work in booths along Pine Avenue. The deadline to apply for that aspect of the event is Applications for the tent show can be found at www. foundandwineonpine.com. For more information, call Joyce Karp at 941-7782995. For general information about Food and Wine on Pine, including sponsorship details, contact Caryn Hodge at chodge@chilesgroup.com or 941-778-8705.St. Bernard serving hotcakes St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, continues a Sunday tradition during season pancake breakfasts. Breakfast dates are Feb. 17, March 3 and March 17, The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. The price is $6 for adults and children 12 and under free. For more information, call Paulette Kaczor at 941778-4769.AGAMI presents yupo lesson The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island presents Jim Ladd leading a workshop on Adventures in Floral Painting on Yupo 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Students will learn how to paint on yupo, a type of plastic with a water-resistant surface, and discover new painting techniques that can be applied to any medium. There is a fee. For more information or registration, call the Guild Gallery at 941-778-6694. 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. presentsValentines Day, Feb. 14, at AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee BeachNuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception, entertainment. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, 941-778-7978


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings ABC Rentals and MORE Weve got mens and womens clothing, jewelry, cool shoes, and so much more. Come see all of our great, new merchandise with pricing for every budget. 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com Cortez museum hosts fashion luncheon The Florida Maritime Museum celebrates history, fashion and food on Sunday, Feb. 24, with the Titanic Fashion Luncheon. The program will begin at 11 a.m. at the museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. The museum, in a news release, invited people to a glamorous and entertaining luncheon featuring fashions from the Titanic era. Participants include historical fashion designer and lecturer Tracie Arnold, who started her business creating a replica of a red-and-black beaded gown The Jump Talk of the Town will cater the lunch. Tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting the museum. For more information, call the museum at 941-7086121 or email museum director Karen Riley Love at karen.rileylove@manateeclerk.com. The red-and-black beaded gown to be featured in the Titanic Fashion Luncheon at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. Islander Courtesy PhotoRoser to host ragtime pianist Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, continues to host its 2013 concert series to celebrate the churchs 100th anniversary. The schedule includes ragtime pianist Bob Milne at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17; and the Sarasota Chorus of the Meet the artist receptions will take place after the concerts at the Relish Cafe & Marketplace, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Concert admission is a free-will offering. For more information, call the church at 941-7780414 or go online to www.roserchurch.com.AMICCO presents jazz fest The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra will present its annual jazz fest 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. The event will take place outdoors in the pavilion and feature the Gulf Drive Band, with Ted Young on artist Koko Ray Hansen. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the entrance, The restaurant will be selling refreshments. For more information, go online to www.amicco.org or call Donna Misner at 941-778-8585. Tickets also are available at various locations, including the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.CrossPointe hosts gospel quartetThe Redeemed, a gospel quartet, will perform at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, on Sunday, Feb. 17. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, call the church at 941-778-0719. Art league announces hours The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, recently announced it is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call AMIAL at 941-7782099.Library offers crafts for kids The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will offer an arts and crafts program for children ages 8-12 Wednesday, Feb. 20. At this months program, which begins at 6 p.m., children will make wallets. For more information, call the library at 941-7786341.Kiwanis meeting Feb. 16 The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The upcoming program will feature a conversation with Ana Guillermo of H2U, a Blake Medical Center health program. For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.Lvovs romantic impressionsRussian virtuoso Eleonora Lvov will perform Great Romantic Piano Impressions: From Classics to Gershwin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For more information and tickets, call 941-383-8811.De Soto national park announces concert De Soto National Memorial will hosts a concert at ing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Organizers encourage people to bring chairs and blankets and plan on dining on concessions from Bradentons Chop Shop. Admission is free. The memorial is at 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. For more information, call 941-792-0458.Wellness workshop at Center Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host the workshop Finding Balance with the 7 Aspects of Wellness at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The cost to attend is $15 and registration is required. For more information, call Sharen Pittman at 941778-1908, ext. 9203.


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Fee applies. Information: 941-778-7978. 8-11 p.m. Big Band/Sweetheart Dance presented by the Community Center at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908. Friday, Feb. 15 Saturday, Feb. 16 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting with Ana Guillermo of H2U, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Shirley Dean, Acrylic Painting Techniques. Information: 941-778-6648. Sunday, Feb. 17 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, featuring pianist Bob Milne, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414. Beach, hosts the Redeemed gospel quartet. Information: 941-7780719. Monday, Feb. 18 Today is Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 19 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. 2 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Echo Heron of Information: 941-778-6341. 6:30 p.m. Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts health and wellness coach Alec Grae Wednesday, Feb. 20 Noon Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial 778-2607. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Off-island Thursday, Feb. 14 9:30 a.m. Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, hosts a heart and health seminar. Information: 941-3836491. 6 p.m. Longboat Key Kiwanis Foundation Valentines Ball, Longboat Key Clubs Harbourside Ballroom on Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-706-1983. Saturday, Feb. 16 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival with food, arts and crafts, adventure activities, lectures and music. Entrance off Cortez Road at 119th Street West. Offsite parking with shuttles and Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: Sunday, Feb. 17 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival with food, arts and crafts, adventure activities, lectures and music. Entrance off Cortez Road at 119th Street West. Offsite parking with shuttles and Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 3 p.m. Eleonora Lvov performs a concert at the Longboat Information: 941-383-8811. Ongoing 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Waters Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. 941-708-6130. Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m. Information: 941-778-1813. Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492. dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 779-1416. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. InformaCommerce business-card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informahouse, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227. Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227. Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Courting with quartetsQuartets from the Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus will deliver harmony on Valentines Day. The quartets can be booked on Thursday, Feb. 14, to sing for sweethearts. This is a memorable way to remind your special someone that you care, says islander Charley Canniff, president of the Sandpipers. For more information, call Canniff at 941-778-4590. Pictured are Bradenton barbershop singers Barry Dick, left, Kent Joachim, Chuck Bunton and John Colket. Islander Courtesy Photo


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 13 Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Information: 708-6121. Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941747-3031. Save the date PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304February Tip: Set irrigation frequency to once a week. Sweetheart .com Portraits by the Sea 941-778-2711 Gift Certicates Drive, Holmes Beach. Beach. Homes, various island locations. tival, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday before publication.Roser to host Valentines tea Roser Memorial Community Church was to hold a womens valentines tea at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Roser Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The speaker for the program will be Pam Leckie, manager of the Roser Food Pantry. There is no charge for the event, although contributions to the food pantry would be appreciated. For more information, call the church at 9417780414.Kiwanis, center partner on Valentines Day danceAGAMI hosts Valentines Day sale The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is holding a Valentines Day sale in the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Local artists invite shoppers to look for the red hearts on selected items. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694.Promise Day vows, entertainment, party on beach The Islander and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will again host the annual Valentines Day celebration Islander Promise Day for couples to share vows on the beach at sunset. Couples are invited to marry, commit or recommit in the mass ceremony and reception set to take place 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. requires a pre-approved county marriage license, costs $25. The reception, following the promises on the beach, will include a Champagne toast to all the couples, wedding cake and entertainment by musician Tony Squirrel. Visiting from the United Kingdom, Squirrel offers a wide spectrum of music styles and has developed a seasonal following at the restaurant at the county beach. Registracafe. Pre-registration and requests for information can be made by email to promises@islander.org. For more information, call The Islander at 941-778Holmes Beach. Promises madeCouples are invited to Islander Promise Day, to marry, commit or recommit in a mass ceremony and reception set to take place 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Anna Maria Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. This couple celebrated their vows in 2010 with more than 30 couples. Islander File Photo The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island continues its tradition of celebrating the sweetest holiday with a munity Center. The 21st annual Big Band Dance will take place 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The Sophisticated Swing Band will provide the music. Hosts will be providing munchies and guests will be allowed to bring beverages of choice. For more information or tickets, call the center at 941-778-1908 or call Kiwanis dance organizer Sandy Haas-Martens.Longboat Kiwanis hosts dance The Longboat Key Kiwanis Foundation will hold the Valentines Ball 6-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Longboat Key Clubs Harbourside Ballroom on Longboat Key. The event is black-tie optional, with tickets at $95. Reservations are required. For more, call Rick Crawford at 941-706-1983. Quick & Easy Heart Score Tests Just $ 50 00Good Through February 28, 2013Heart Scoring... A solid step to a healthy life offered at Manatee Diagnostic Center. Riverside Location Only Call 747-3034 300 Riverside Drive Eastwww.manateediagnostic.com941.747.3034 acr JOINT COMMISSION OF ACCREDITATION ACR ACCREDITEDFebruary Is Heart Disease Awareness MonthMy wife, Trudy won a heart score certicate from MDC at the Manatee Chamber Retreat. I decided to take the test and much to our surprise; the widow maker was discovered. 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14 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Obituaries Manatee Primary Care Associates Pediatric and Adult Medicine Ronald Grubb, DO, is a board-certied Family Medicine physician who has a longstanding commitment to hospital and community service, as well as to medical education. His practice includes patients of all ages: adults, children, infants, adolescents and seniors. Dr. Grubb is Director of the Family Practice Internship and Residency Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The program is approved by the Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training. For an appointment: 941.708.8081Most insurances accepted. TWINS NEED FOREVER HOME!Two for the price of one: $75941-243-3191 Founded 1956SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 A.M.6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.orgThe Lords Warehouse Thrift Store: 9-1 Mon., Wed. and Sat. The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll Sermon: No One Should Ever Outlive Enthusiasm VISITORS W ELCOME 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Sunday 9 & 11 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Children and Youth Church School 10 AM Adult Sunday SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further than calendar Dorothy T. Zokas DeGennaro Dorothy T. Zokas DeGennaro, 77, of Holmes Beach, and formerly of Southbury, Conn., died Jan. 29. She was born June 6, 1935, in Bridgeport, Conn., to the late Robert and Mary Ramon Lopalos. She was a devout communicant of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. She was a member of the Senior Adventurers group in Bradenton Beach and was a literacy advocate. She volunteered at Anna Maria Elementary School in Holmes Beach. She received her Patrick Lee Mullins Patrick Lee Mullins, 52, of Bradenton, died Feb. 5. He was born in Tallahassee and lived in Manatee County since 1963. Mr. Mullins grew up on Anna Maria Island and graduated from Manatee High School and the University of Florida He earned a masters degree at the University of South Florida. He was an employee of the Manatee County School District, teaching at Jessie P. Miller and William H. Bashaw elementary schools and, since 2004, was the media specialist at Palmetto High School. He touched the lives of countless students and fellow teachers and administrators. He was a sergeant in the National Guard when, in 1992, he helped survivors in Dade County in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. He played the trumpet and enjoyed jazz. He was a gardener, fisherman, boater, mechanic and automobile restorer. He was a member of the Manatee Association for Media in Education, the Manatee Education Association, the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Florida chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club. A memorial service was held Feb. 11 at Braden River United Methodist Church, 5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton. Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife, Leslie Jill; sons Mason McCaffery and Miles Patrick; fathers Patrick G. and Albert J. E. Wilson; grandmother Ramona Hooton Cannon; brothers and sisters Linda Long, Bert, Gray and Nancy Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews. MullinsFleta (Beisner) Boyd Fleta (Beisner) Boyd, formerly of Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died Jan. 18 in Rhode Island. She was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Willisville, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in music education and taught piano for many years on Anna Maria Island. Later she received her masters degree at the University of South Florida. She was a reading specialist in Manatee and Pinellas counties for many years prior to retirement. She was the sole surviving charter member of the Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bradenton, which was founded in 1958 with her husband, the late Herbert F. Boyd. The Boyds of Mr. Boyds life. Mrs. Boyd also was a longstanding member of the Manatee County League of Womens Voters and spent many years registering voters and assisting at the polls during elections. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial donations to the Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Mrs. Boyd is survived by sons, Jeffry and wife Pamela of Santa Rosa, Calif., Christopher and wife Barbara of Cocoa, Fla.; daughter Kathleen and husband Daniel Even band, Timothy of Fresno, Calif., Allyson Even of Warren, R.I., and Dennis of Cocoa. associates degree in 1974 from Mattatuck Community College in Waterbury, Conn. She was an avid homemaker and was proud of her Lithuanian heritage. Mass was celebrated in Southbury. Memorial donations may be made to Lithuanian Catholic Religious Inc., 6425 Perry Ave., Maspeth NY 11378 or Sisters of St. Ca simir, 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago IL 60629. To light a virtual candle or for condolences, go online at www.millerwardfuneralhome.co m. Mrs. DeGennaro is survived by son Daniel and wife Karen Zokas of Southbury; daughters Lisa and husband Mark of Zokas-Kindy of South Carolina and Wallace and husband Charles Hamel of Barkhamstead, Conn.; grandchildren Jordan, Michael, Meghan, Arianne, Rasa and Chaz; and three nephews. DeGennaro HB chief sets meeting on traf c laws Beach Interim Police Chief Dale Stephenson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Holmes Beach City Hall chambers, 5801 Marina Drive. Stephenson will talk about trafcity streets. The meeting will answer some frequently asked questions, he said, such as the reason for the small blue lights under stop lights. Recent concerns have been voiced about the closeness of the bike lane to the season. Stephenson gave two examples of recent accidents involving bicyclists. Less than a month ago, a bicyclist was going Drive, and another incident occurred more than a month ago at Clark and Palm drives when a woman on a bicycle drifted onto the soft shoulder after being startled by a trolley. While Stephenson knew of no injuries associated with the accidents, he said the meeting will promote safety and help reduce future injuries. For more information, call the HBPD at 941708-5804. Stephenson


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 15 Viens confessions argued the killing was premediattorney successfully argued that jurors should return a conviction on a lesser charge of second-degree murder or manslaughter. Jurors chose second-degree murder degree conviction would have brought a sentence of 25 years to life. A fter his wife disappeared, Viens told her friends and the Daily Breeze (Calif.) newspaper that she had simply left him. But after months without a trace of her, sheriffs detectives opened a homicide case. O n F eb. 23, 2011, Viens jumped from a R ancho P alos Verdes cliff after the D aily Breeze reported that detectives considered him a person of interest and believed his wife was dead after learning her blood was found in the house they once shared. At the same time, Viens daughter, Jacqueline, told detectives her dad admitted to killing his wife, though accidentally, by placing duct tape over her mouth, and that Viens remained in a wheelchair at his trial and also wore a back brace, although he did rise once, shouting an objection over his attorneys closing statement. While hospitalized, Viens confessed twice to detec tives, once telling the same story he told his daughter and later adding that he placed his wifes body in a large pot and cooked her over four days, dumping her remains in his restaurants grease trap. Editors note: David and Dawn Viens resided in Holmes Beach and operated the Beach City Market and Grill in Bradenton Beach 2002-05 before a drug raid sent him to jail and Dawn Viens moved away. 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To report information on an island crime, call the Manatee County police, 941-708-5807.Sentencing again postponed for former islander D avid Viens, 49, convicted of second-degree murder in September 2012 for killing his 39-year-old wife, Dawn, was set to be sentenced to 15 years in prison in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom in November 2012. But he asked to represent himself, and the hearing was postponed to Feb. 1, and then again postponed, this time to March 22. Dawn Viens has not been seen since Oct. 18, 2009. Her remains were never found. A lthough prosecutors armed with two recorded Viens need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Island police blotterAnna Maria T wo neighbors were reportedly arguing. A M anatee nature of their argument was a civil matter and should be taken up with their landlord. information. A n MC S O deputy responded to the city pier on a possible drowning call. He arrived and made contact with a woman lying on the pier bleeding from her hands and legs. A ccording to the report, the woman said she lost her footing and fell off the pier. She attempted to cling to the pier and cut herself on the barnacles. Others in the area helped the woman back onto the pier. She was transported to the hospital for treatment. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach drivers license. A 34-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of not having a valid drivers license. A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle with no drivers license. T he driver said the last time he had a license was in T ennessee. He said it was suspended, but that it had also expired seven years ago. The driver said he was the only one sober enough in his group to drive, but admitted he made a bad decision. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. responded to a disturbance call and made contact with a mother and daughter. T he daughter admitted she punched her mother while they were arguing. She told police she had been drinking, and she had aggression toward her mom. When police informed the 32-year-old Bradenton woman she was being arrested, the woman became her from the vehicle, at which time she became more combative and had to be secured. She was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and resisting arrest. to a call of a man and woman engaging in sexual relations arrived, according to the report. They were told to leave the area and complied. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez A man reported that a friend had used his vehicle and had not returned. An MCSO deputy entered the vehicle vehicle. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Jan. 31, 500 block of 67th Street, domestic bata 22-year-old man for domestic battery after punching his father. According to the report, the man wanted prescription pills that were in his sisters purse. When she refused, he threw her purse to the ground, at which time the father began arguing with the suspect, who then struck the father, causing several lacerations to his face. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police


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THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. We accept Cash, Checks with ID,Visa, MasterCard, and Discover as payment for our services. Easter season arrives Lent and the holy season of E aster begin this week, Lent Feb. 17. E aster is Sunday, M arch 31, when the island churches take part in the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria I slands annual sunrise service at the M anatee P ublic Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 29. M aundy T hursday is M arch 28. P alm Sunday is M arch 24. T he A nnunciation of the Lord is M arch 25. Holmes Beach. For information, 941-778-0719. Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For information, 941-7781638. Holmes Beach. For information, 941-778-1813. Church A ve., Bradenton Beach. For information, 941779-1912. Holmes Beach. For information, 941-778-4769. AID leadersDeacon Bill Diaz of St. Bernard Catholic Church, left, the Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Roser youth ministry coordinator Jay Cram, the Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe Fel lowship, the Rev. Dee Ann deMontmollin of the Epis copal Church of the Annunciation and the Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church gather after the Jan. 27 All Island Denominations ecumenical service at Roser, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Peggy NashHolmes Beach looks to tie business receipts to code complianceBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A fter hearing from the citys police chief and code commissioners reached a consensus to take a broader brush against code violators and to tie code compli ance to the renewal of city business tax receipts. At a Feb. 7 work session, Commissioner Judy T itsworth said the business receipt law allows the commis sion to inform businesses of ordinance compliance. T itsworth said it gives the city a way to enforce its on-site parking rules, landscaping and buffering requirements as well as maximum occupancy rules. Before the city issues a tax receipt, businesses are to provide evidence that they are compliant with zoning and other ordinances. T he business tax is imposed on each person with a permanent business location in the city, including resi dential rental properties and rentals managed by real estate companies. The citys business tax receipt notices are mailed in July and due Sept. 30. T he ordinance requires the city to give at least six months notice prior to the expiration of a receipt. A fter the workshop, T itsworth said the mayor, planner Bill Brisson and building department head T om OBrien will be drafting a letter to all city business owners. M ore than a year ago, residents began complaining at city meetings about noise, parking, garbage and construction-related problems, primarily related to multi-story rental homes and duplexes in the Residential-2 zone. A lengthy list of complaints has been compiled since January 2012 by the Holmes Beach Police Department. C ommission C hair Jean P eelen pointed to the list, noting only one ticket was issued in that period. HB PD I nterim C hief D ale Stephenson and code emphasizing compliance with good results, and com plaints do not always equate to violations. Stephenson said the person responsible for the noise typically says he or she did not know of the citys 10 p.m. curfew the cutoff time for loud noise, and they willingly comply. Peelen noted there are different groups of people at rental properties weekly, and ticketing the offender will not solve the problem of houses where there are repeat offenders. I dont want to be beating up on tourists who dont know, she said. I do want responsible property owners. T he problems lies with rental managers informing their tenants about our code, Stephenson said. C ommissioner Judy T itsworth said if the owners are held responsible, rental managers will fall in line. A decibel meter can pick up voices, Stephenson said, an offenders back yard to take decibel readings. T om O Brien recommended that in responding to complaints, police ask to go into the complainants yard to take the readings. C ommissioners agreed that the city policy should be to issue noise violations to property owners, not renters. We just need teeth to go forward, Stephenson said. In other business, commissioners reached a consenHolmes Beachs Interim Police Chief Dale Ste phenson shows a decibel meter used by patrol sure sound level when called out on noise complaints. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


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It is an absolute commitment to being the expert in everything we do. We strive every day to reach the highest standards, achieve excellence and ensure we are worthy of our customers trust. Choir packs houseThe 35-member Braden River Choir performed Feb. 6 at Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The choir played to a packed house of more than 180 parishioners and guests. Islander Courtesy Photo Writer unravels woman designers history in Noon at TiffanysAuthor Echo Heron crosses the walkover to the beach near the Martinique condominiums where she once lived in Holmes Beach. She will give a talk at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Local author E cho Heron dropped everything for fanys, the story of C lara P ierce Wolcott D riscoll Booth, the designer of lamps, glass and mosaics that Louis C T iffany, her employer, claimed as his. a National Public Radio vignette in January 2007. T he broadcast highlighted a N ew York exhibition on C laras work and revealed 1,330 round-robin let ters between 1888 and 1934 that pointed to Clara as the designer of T iffanys famous works. It was such an injustice, Heron said. He took his name and put it on her work. A nd the subject so interested her, Heron spent 12 hours a day, 7 days a week on a quest to learn about C lara and her career. She credits Vivian G oodman, WKS U reporter, for the lead. Heron will speak on Noon at T iffanys, an historical biographical novel, at the I sland Library at 2 p.m. T uesday, Feb. 19. N oon at T iffanys begins in M ay 1888 when C lara, in her mid-20s, with a background in Moorish fretwork M useum A rt School credentials, walks into the glass head its windows and mosaic department. T he reader is led through C laras next 21 years under the tyrannical employ of T iffany. It includes her relationship with the glass-cutters in her department, known as the T iffany girls. Her marriage in 1909 forced her to quit, based on a rule that no married women were allowed to work at T iffanys. I wanted to get her story out. Very few people knew it at the time, Heron said, adding recognizing remarkable women recur in her books. Yet the process consumed her, she said, and it became a labor of love. Heron poured over the letters in libraries at Kent State U niversity in Kent, O hio, where many had been donated by one of her nieces. She found the others at Queens Historical Society in New York. She met C laras family in T allmadge, O hio, near Kent, connecting with a fourth cousin at C laras gravesite, who then arranged a visit to Claras childhood home. Heron searched census records, death and birth certificates, hospital records, social registers and police records for facts pertinent to C laras life. She even researched how much a quart of milk cost at the turn of the century, Heron said. A sked what impressed her most about the letters, Heron said, Honestly, her day-to-day life was so amaz ing to me. E very night she was attending a lecture, art event or something, and she got involved with and cared about the T iffany girls, helping their lives. She also enjoyed C laras dry wit and details, such as her comment on the subways dizzying speed of 30 mph, Heron said with a laugh. Before traveling to see the letters written between C lara, her mother and two of her three sisters, Heron was I was told that C laras handwriting is extremely pausing to add, Its identical to my own handwriting. Heron is the author of nine books, including T he N ew York T imes best-seller I ntensive C are, T he Story of a scenes look at a San F rancisco hospital, as well as several sequels and medical mystery thrillers. I n addition to the I sland Library event, Heron will appear and sign N oon at T iffanys at 2 p.m. Sunday, F eb. 17, at BookStore1Sarasota, 1359 M ain St., and 6 p.m. F riday, M arch 1, at Sandra F rench Stained G lass studio and art gallery in the Village of the A rts, 1102 12th St. W., Bradenton. sus on two new building policies presented by building T om OBrien one on setbacks for the second story of elevated structures, including elevator shafts, and another on front-yard setbacks. On the increased setback for upper-level encroach ments tat was allowed in the past, the building department unless a variance is granted. O n corner lot setbacks where the property fronts two streets, the property owner may opt to reduce one setback to 10 feet while the other is maintained at 20 feet, unless one of the streets is a major thoroughfare. A 20-foot setback must be maintained on a main street. COMPLIANCE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18


20 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER GULF DRIVE CAFE TWO FOR $25 MENU EVERY DAY 4 CLOSE Choice of the FollowingDAILY DRINK SPECIALSKOKONUT HUTOPEN EVERY DAY 11 AM TIL ??? Entrees presents Valentines Day, Feb. 14, on the beach at AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beachfeaturing nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception and entertainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Register 5 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Entertainment & Dancing to follow ceremony on the beach.Nuptials require a Manatee County license, $25 fee; Promise event, including Promise Certi cate, $10. Specially priced Promise couples dinner menu. Registration/Information: The Islander, promiseday@islander.org Island Moms pull together for matters of the heart The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt in the heart. Helen KellerBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A t a recent gathering of the A nna M aria I sland Heart M oms, Helen Kellers words rang true for M ary E llen Stahr, Kay Kay Hardy and Susan T immins, who advocate for more awareness and funding to support research on congenital heart defects, which occur in one of every 100 births. They also said they would like to help others in the community who may be going through the battles of congenital heart defects. The moms thanked the people of Anna Maria Island whove supported their families and children survivors of numerous surgeries, treatments and medicines. Over the past 20 years, the moms and some com munity leaders have promoted walks, fundraisers and awareness programs through Anna Maria Island Elementary School, Hoops for Heart, and even one that brought Subways Jared Fogle to King Middle School. Stahr recalled a 2007 walk spearheaded by AME guidance counselor Cindi Harrison. It rallied around her then-19-year-old son, Erik, who needed a heart transplant. E rik was born with no pulmonary valve. He had heart surgeries on day two of his life and at ages 2, 5 and 12. A s a 19-year-old, the doctors determined he needed a new heart and the island pulled together with the walk for which shes eternally grateful. We met at the public beach, and walked to the Sandbar, with a stop for refreshments at the Beach Bistro, Stahr said. At the end of the walk, I had no idea Kay Kay had arranged for the M anatee High School drum line to be there at the end, she recalled, choking back tears. I was walking down the beach. Theres this drumming going on. I was just blown away, she said. Hardy added, My son was in the drum line. I think its something we should do annually because I think it was awesome to walk that beach for such a good cause, Hardy said. T he I sland Heart M oms plan this year to be in the 2013 Congenital Heart Walk in T ampa. Theyll be walking with Harrison, AME s guidance counselor with a huge heart, said T immins. T o support congenital heart defect advocacy and research, the walk sponsored by the C hildrens Heart Foundation and the Adult Congenital Heart Association, 4810 N. Himes A ve., T ampa. For more information, contact T immins at skT immins@aol.com, or go online at congenitalheartwalk. kintera.org. Heart defect research seeks funds The statistics are staggering. An estimated 1-2 million adults and 1 million chil dren live with congenital heart defects in the U nited States. T immins, who bonded with Stahr and Hardy since their young ones began having heart surgeries in the 1980s and early s, explained that their children were born on the cusp of revolutionary surgical advances. And she advocates for a need for research to secure the future of the unchartered territory as these congenital heart defect patients reach adulthood. Before about 20 years ago, children with congenital heart defects were typically inoperable until about age 5, she said, adding that even after surgery around that age was performed, many didnt survive. But, with a breakthrough by Dr. Aldo Castaneda at C hildrens Hospital in Boston, she said, surgeries became available to save newborns. T immins added, I ve watched several organizations form and try to do things over the past 10 years. And she points to Childrens Heart Foundation and the Adult Congenital Heart Association as groups committed to C H D education, research and advocacy to locate, study and treat survivors, she said. While the advances revolutionized heart surgeries, she said no one pinpointed exactly whats needed for the survivors as they grow older. Anna Maria Island Heart Moms Mary Ellen Stahr, Kay Kay Hardy and Susan Timmins tell of brave battles with child hood congenital heart defects and their childrens success stories while promoting awareness for Congenital Heart Defect during National Heart Month. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


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22 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Monday, Feb. 18 No School Presidents Day Tuesday, Feb. 19 Lunch: Maxx sticks with Marinara, Burrito, Strawberry Cup, Mini-Romaine Salad, Mixed Veggie Blend, Assorted Fresh Fruit. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and Toast or Proballs. Lunch: Meat Sauce, Chicken Tenders, Seasoned Pasta, Applesauce, Green Beans, Fresh Veggie Dipper, Assorted Fresh Fruit. Thursday, Feb. 21 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit or Ultimate Breakfast Round. Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun, Tangerine Chicken with Confetti Rice, Fresh Fruit Cup, Baked Beans, Vegetable Blend, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Birthday Ice Cream. Friday, Feb. 22 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Super Round. Lunch: Pizza Choice, Quesadilla, Sliced Peaches, Corn, Sweet Potato Fries, Assorted Fresh Fruit. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CORTEZ BRIDGE First DRAFT $1 NOW OPEN 7 AM-10 PM Cortez Grill & MarinaKIDS FISH FREE!! WATERFRONT RESTAURANT while Cortez Bridge is UP! AME calendar February Monday, Feb. 18, Presidents Day no school. Wednesday, Feb. 20, third-quarter progress reports. Saturday, Feb. 23, PTO Winter Wonder Island event at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, America Sings, second-grade play, auditorium, 7 p.m., preceded by PTO dinner provided by the Feast Restaurant, 5 p.m. March Friday, March 1, Read Across America. Monday, March 4, School Advisory Council meeting, Monday-Friday, March 11-15, spring break no school. Tuesday, March 19, spring picture day. Tuesday, March 19, PTO board meeting, conference Tuesday, March 26, Birthday Book Club, media center, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, talent show and PTO dinner. Friday, March 29, Good Friday no school. Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with inside or terrace seating Fresh seafood and steaksBest on Island S.S. UK Internet aids 4th-grade FCAT prepFourth-graders in Pidge Taylors and Becky Demos Anna Maria Elementary School classes view an Internet writing lesson on descriptive words and supporting details with motivational educator Melissa Forney. The students are preparing for the writing portion of FCAT, which will be administered to fourth-graders at the end of the month. Islander Photo: Pidge TaylorTapas, fashions to spice up AME fundraiser Tapas are new on the menu at this years gala Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser for Anna Maria Island Elementary School. The PTO will hold Celebrate Winter Island Style 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. England-style clam chowder. Other area restaurants donating for the cause include Moores Stone Crab, The City Pier Restaurant, Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille and Lee Roy Selmons. Also new this year, the event will feature a live auction with celebrity auctioneer Bob Harrigan, Sarasotas ABC-TV 7 meteorologist. As far as appropriate attire, event chair Amy Talucci says anything goes. The winter theme has prompted some folks to ask a few questions, she says, and PTO organizers originally suggested white as the apparel theme. Wear all white, skirt. Dress up nice or wear shorts. Wear all black, or wear stripes. Just wear something and come to have fun. That is the beauty of island living, she said. Tickets are $40 per person. Reserved seating at tables of eight or 10 is available for $280 and $350, respectively. They are available at the front desk of the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the school at 941-7085525 or Talucci at 941-812-7253 or email her at islandlifeinfo@gmail.com.Hearts to fold, holdKayla Betts folds her paper as Christy Gonzalez observes at the Feb. 9 origami workshop at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Instructor Judy Pruitt taught attendees to fold hearts in celebration of Valentines Day. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann An origami heart.


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24 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Sailing Daily from Holmes Beach & Bradenton Dolphin Watch & Sunset Sails Emerson Point ExcursionSail, Hike, Dolphin Watch Holiday Gift Certicates PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 27 GOLF LINKS A CHALLENGING COURSE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter I t was another great week for A nna M aria I sland Community Center NFL Flag Football. LPAC Cardinals continues to lead the 8-10 division after rolling past previously undefeated C oastal O rthopedic Bears by a 47-12 score. Coastal remains in second place with a 5-2 record, but Lobstahs Browns, M iller E lectric C hargers and T ylers Ice Cream Vikings all have four victories, so anything can happen. D aniel F ritz set the tone for the C ardinals early in the game when he took a handoff from quarterback Sean Rodriguez and took off on a 45-yard touchdown run. It was all C ardinals from there as they rolled to an easy victory. R odriguez was 10 for 13 passing, including five touchdown passes to key the victory. Cole Pearson was downs while adding a rushing touchdown. E li Heskin an interception on defense. Pearson added two pulls and T una M c C racken got the Bears on the scoreboard when he hit G avin Johnston for a 40-yard touchdown pass. Jackson Hayes added a touchdown run to complete and an interception on defense. T he 11-13 division continues to be led by R oss Built D olphins at 6-0. But Lobstahs Buccaneers and Holy C ow Ice Cream arent going away as both are 4-1 and within striking distance. R oss Built took on winless M r. Bones C olts F eb. 9 and came away with a 32-19 victory. Jake R oss had a huge game, accounting for all of the D olphins scoring, an interception and taking it to the house for another TD O ther defensive standouts were Brendan M urphy, leading the team with five flag pulls and Hannah quarterback sack. Leo T ilelli paced M r. Bones C olts with a touchdown on offense and a interception return for a touchdown on defense. M ichael Latimer had a big game defensively, tallyalso added a touchdown on offense for the Colts. T he 14-17 division is heating up with West C oast Surf Shop Buccaneers dropping from the ranks of the now sits atop the standings with a 6-1 record, but the Buccaneers are right on their heels at 5-1. Lobstahs C olts and Walter & A ssociates Bears follow in the standings with three wins each. Walter & A ssociates Bears knocked off previously undefeated West C oast Surf Shop Buccaneers 20-19 in the 14-17 division game of the week. Quarterback Seth Walter threw two touchdown passes and Jack Walter added a touchdown pass, touchdown reception and an extra point to lead the Bears in the victory. Joey Harris had two touchdown receptions on offense, while also on defense. O ther defensive standouts were Seth Walter, who pulls each. ished with 14 completions and three touchdown passes in the loss. Austin Morrow had four catches, including two for touchdowns, while T ony Sperduto led the team with six catches, including a touchdown and an extra-point reception. Sperduto and Stewart also paced the Buccaneer guez added a quarterback sack. MAYSO gears up for spring soccer T he M anatee A rea Youth Soccer O rganization is holding two registrations for its 2013 spring soccer season. P layers registration will be held 9 a.m.-noon F eb. 16 and F eb. 23 at the MA YS O clubhouse, across from the Walton T ennis Center at G.T Bray Park, Bradenton. C ost for the 10-game season, which runs M arch 23M ay 11, is $110 for U nder 6 and U nder 8 division players and $130 for players 8 years old and up. N ew players to MA YSO will need to provide a copy of their P layers will be required to participate in evaluations, For more information, contact Islander sportswriter Kevin Cassidy at competition@mayso.org. Key Royale golf news A nother full week of golf at Key R oyale C lub was highlighted by R on P ritchard and Jon Holcomb both of the club championship playoffs. P ritchard defeated John Estok 2-and-1, while Holcomb edged T im Friesen by the same margin, pitting P ritchard against Holcomb for the 2013 championship game, which will take place on the morning of Feb. 14. In regular golf action, the women joined up with the men for a nine-hole, best-ball-of-threesome match Feb. 8. T he team of N el Bergstrom, T erry Westby and Bob place. O ne shot back in second place was the team of Joyce Brown, Jerry Brown, and Ron Robinson. F ifty-seven Key Royale Club women played a nineT ootie Wagner carded a 3-under-par 29 to earn a oneshot victory in F light A over Judy C rowe and Joy Kaiser, Gavin Johnston puts up a pass during center football action. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy Eli Heskin comes out of the crowd with an interception during Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football action at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy


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26 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND 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 features of this condo. Just bring your ipops and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28 Call the Neelys for a private showing of this unique property. 941.809.5565, 941.807.6220. cellwithmelandbarb.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599We listen. We list. We sell. 4BR/4BA Beach Front Home $1,749,000 Priced below appraisal Poppos now open on Pine Avenue Poppos Taqueria, 212C Pine Ave., Anna Maria, held a recent soft opening for its mission-style eatery, although plans call for a grand opening party in the near future, according to co-owner Patrick Coleman. Coleman said the menu is patterned after the famous mission-style foods and of Gordo Taqueria in San Francisco. Co-owner Rowen Beals said the opening menu consists of quesadillas, burritos, tacos and combinations of those foods, plus additional Mexican-style foods. She said items would be added to the menu as the owners learn what is popular among customers. I love to cook and I have a lot of ideas for new dishes, Beals said. Coleman says hes always enjoyed Mexican cuisine. I came from California and I grew up loving the mission-style Mexican foods, as did the other owners, he said. His co-owners include brothers Casey and John Coleman, and his sister-in-law Nicole Coleman. Each of us shares in the cooking, cleaning and ordering, and we all live on the island. Because were all family and live close to each other, it makes scheduling and working easier for all of us. We have a great time working together, Patrick Coleman said. Once Poppos is running smoothly, a grand opening party will be scheduled, he added. Poppos is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 941-254-7941.Sandbar, BeachHouse earn wedding honors The Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, and the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 N. Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, were both recognized recently as Best of the Best for wedding reception sites at The Knot and Wedding Wire bridal websites as voted by the brides themselves. Ed Chiles, owner of both restaurants, said that to be chosen by the brides themselves tells us that what we are doing, we are doing right. Receiving these awards lets us know that we are the premier choice for destination waterfront weddings on the west coast of Florida. Chiles added that the staff of both restaurants are dedicated to providing exceptional service and top quality menu items in an unmatched setting. Creating memories is what we love to do and to be a part of that for these couples is an honor. For more information, call 941-778-1696, ext. 3.Tortilla Bay open Sundays Tortilla Bay, the Mexican foods eatery at 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping Center, is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurant will open seven days a week during Rowen Beals, left, and Patrick Coleman are co-owners of the recently opened Poppos Taqueria, 212C Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 27 SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 Contact John van Zandt Realtor 941-685-8822 John@CallTheIslanders.com Selling an Island Property?Heres what Johns buyers say:We sold our home of 30 years with John. It was a very emotional time for us. I would recommend him a thousand times over! Candy S. I returned to Michigan, leaving the sale in Johns capable hands. A couple of weeks later, he had a sale for me. Marie D. Highest recommendation. John has assisted me with a sale and a short sale, as well as direction on investment properties. Gary H. The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 205 Bay Drive N.Adorable cottage with expansive bay views and a dock. Nice rental can do weekly and walk to shops and restaurants. $599,000 506 67th StreetSituated on the Grand Canal in Holmes Beach, this spacious home with 5br/3.5ba is meticulously maintained and updated. $799,000 520 Bayview PlaceExquisite finishes in this custom pool home on wide canal with 120 feet of waterfront, dock and lift. Beautiful outdoor living space for sunset viewing. $1,597,000238 Lakeview DriveBeautiful pool home, spacious and open on the inlet of Lake LaVista. Dock with lift, elevator and oversized 2-car garage. $1,274,000 NEW LISTING REDUCED the winter-spring tourism season. T he restaurant also recently introduced a P hilly cheesesteak taco to its menu. For further information, call 941-778-3663.Chamber breakfast planned The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will day, F eb. 13, at the Sign of the M ermaid, 9707 G ulf Drive, Anna Maria. C ost of the breakfast is $8 and members are asked to bring a guest. Reservations are required. For more information, call 941-778-1541.Realty ravesdenton Beach, and 5360 G ulf of M exico D rive, Longboat Key, has named Mark Reemeling as its top listing agent C arol C odelia was named top sales agent at the A nna For more information, call 941-778-0000. Got business news from Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, Cortez, Palma Sola or west Bradenton? How about new owners, a new business, an award-winning staff member or business award? Call Island Biz at 941778-7978 or email news@islander.org.Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 6bed/4bath/2car pool home built in 2012 on a 50x90 lot was sold 01/18/13, 4804 Gulf LLC to Golino for $700,000; list $749,000. sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1959 on a 75x105 lot was sold 01/23/13, Scholl to Lanpher for $550,000; list $598,000. 2,024 sfur 2bed/2bath pool home built 1959 on a 80x114 lot was sold 01/24/13, U pshaw to Hearst for $405,000; list $439,000. 2810 A venue C, Holmes Beach, a vacant 50x100 lot was sold 01/23/13, Cote to Engel for $142,000. of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. alone in third place at even-par 32. place in Flight B. Beverly Neville and Joyce Brown tied for third place with matching 31s. T erry Westbys 4-under-par 28 gave her the top spot Jump. R oxanne R oche and Judy Ward tied for third place at 1-over par 33. Markie Ksiazek carded a 9-under-par 23 for the lowKruger had a chipin birdie on the ninth hole for a 6-under-par 26 to take second place, while Judy Hanson was another shot back in third place. T he game of the day was lowest number of putts, won by T ootie Wagner and R ita A llen with 12 putts each. O ther highlights include chipins by Sandy Burrill, P at R ice, F ran Barford, Kris Landkammer, A llen and Joanne Ozdych. T he men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-partners match F eb. 6. T ony N iewyk and T om Lewis combined the team of Joe Dickinson and Gerry T aylor. Third place was shared by partners Jim M ixon and Vince M ercadante, Art Hibbs and Andy Barber, Peter Thomasson and Neil Hammer and D an Hayes and Bob D ickinson, who all The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match F eb. 3. T he team of Hugh Holmes Sr., Hugh Holmes Jr., Dick Eichorn and Peter Proxy combined to card a 10-under-par 22, earning a one-shot victory. Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modiJerry D ahl, Jim Helgeson and M ike G ille combined on Potte shared individual medalist honors with a plus-4. Relish thisDad Dirk Lipa, baby Sander, 8 months, and mom Teodora Lipa, vacationing from Germany, enjoy the happenings and a Southern Pecan-Roasted Beat Salad on the deck at Relish Cafe, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, along with visitors David and Petra Deering of England. Musician and Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry performs on guitar for the event, celebrating farm-fresh produce from the Palma Sola Farmers Market at Geraldson Farms in Bradenton. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann


28 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t ANSWERS TO FEB. 13 PUZZLE W aly Pr ecision P ainting Interior Pr e W www .W GARAGE SALES Continued WISTERIA PARK COMMUNITY sale: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. 88th Court NW, Bradenton. TRASH AND TREASURE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 16. 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. LONGBOAT KEYS BIGGEST and best! Royal Rummage Sale VI. Friday, March 1, Noon-4 p.m., $5 admission, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, free admission. St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive. MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 16. 225 85th St., Holmes Beach. GARAGE/MOVING SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Tools, shing gear, furniture, household items. 511 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. CORTEZ PARK ANNUAL yard sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. (next to Cortez Bridge). LOST & FOUND LOST: PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES Jan. 20, Bridge Street festival. Brown frames in brown cloth sack. Call 765-491-9530, if found. FOUND: BRACELET IN the community center area, near Magnolia, Anna Maria. 616-304-4187. FOUND: BRACELET, SILVER, charm, near Gloria Dei Church. Claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. PETS PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941720-1411. WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country. $4,499. Always garaged, excellent condition, fully loaded. No accidents, Perfect rst car. Brand new brakes, rotors and calipers (cost $2,000). Anna Maria Island. Call 603-778-2526. 2007 PONTIAC G-6 coupe: Immaculate Florida car, senior owned, 59,000. Great Island car or drive it north and sell for pro t. $10,700. 941-224-4914. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-6851400. PONTOON BOAT: 20-foot, 50-hp, hard top, recent upholstery and carpet. Extra lines and preservers, $2,200. 941-778-4793. WAVES BOAT CLUB membership, paid in full through February, 2015. Great opportunity to enjoy boating without the hassle of ownership and without an initiation fee. www.wavesboatclub.com Call 321-427-4646. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL: See Anna Maria Island by water! Phone, 941-518-3868. boat orida.weebly. com. SEA EAGLE INFLATABLE kayak: 1-2 person, seats, paddles, like new, $179. 616-450-4880. 2005 23-FOOT Beachcat, Yamaha F115. Fiberglass pontoon-style hull. Designed for saltwater, coastal use. Bimini with full enclosures. Great for family, fishing, cruising. Stepdown storage in console. $13,500. 941-527-8012. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992. ITEMS FOR SALE TWO GARAGE DOOR openers: Complete, nearly new, $79/each or best offer. 941-778-3920. FILE CABINET: FOUR-drawer, $25. 941-7784793. ROLLER BLADES: SIZE 7.5, $50, treadmill, $50. 941-795-8986 after 6 p.m. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL 1.5 GHz, refurbished, $75. 941-756-6728. COLLECTOR HALLS TEAPOTS: $80 each or best offer, Barracuda 63 pool worm cleaner, $80. 941737-9173. ANTIQUE OG CLOCK: Made by Clake Gilbert, circa 1800s. Needs work, asking $75. Bradenton. 941201-4825. WHITE COFFEE TABLE: 36 x 26 inch, $60, round sink for vanity, $25, Graco folding crib, $35. 941778-1264. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classi eds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-7781813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts. com/ BUYING ANTIQUE DOLLS, Steiff teddy bears, holiday items pre-1950. Call Jan, 330-554-1634. COME AS YOU are to Faith Alive 6-7 p.m. Saturdays. Join in a spiritlled worship time (singing, prayer, short meditation, communion). Faith UMC, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton. 941-794-8067. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. PROMISE DAY: $10 includes certi cate, champagne toast, wedding cake and entertainment. Redo your promise to love your partner at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 5 p.m. Feb. 14. Hosted by The Islander. Info: 941-778-7978. ESTATE SALES MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. 245 Bird Key Drive, Sarasota. Retired interior designer. Parachute silk sofa, pair of leather chairs, Lucite and glass cocktail table, threepart solid rosewood German wall system, waterfall cocktail tables, four-part Chinese screen, Founders dining table and eight chairs, 19th century Pischwa Indian temple wall hanging, jewelry, set of sterling, Steuben glass koala, vase and elephant, African masks, Thai figures, Will Grant Lucite sculptures, Val St. Lambert, international collectors classic books, pair of twin beds, Henredon end table, pair of Charlton swivel chairs, books, paintings, stereo system, Brown Jordan chaises and bar stools, grill, plants, yard tools, patio umbrella and more. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix: www.appraisals4U.biz or www.estatesales.net GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 941-779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE POWER WINDOWS REPAIRED We Come To You Full Warranty 941-780-1735 $20 OFF Service Call AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY941-729-7355


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SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051. BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Full care, references, 30 years experience. Call between 8 a.m.5 p.m. 941-545-7114. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688. KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our services. We now offer residential cleaning. Family owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and service, now in your home. 941-383-1222. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER Repair Service, LLC: Fast and reliable on-site computer repair service with reasonable rates. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certi ed. Call today! Anthony Mitchell at 941-5927714. Airport Transportation941-779-0043 SERVICES Continued ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. AMI COMPUTER: COMPUTER problems solved at your home or of ce. Wireless networking, virus removal. 941-301-4726. INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-7418832. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. LAWN & GARDENCONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-7299381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600.HOME IMPROVEMENTVAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-7263077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x 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. 941447-6747. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet Ellie Mae is a senior hound mix. She is delightful, quiet, very well-behaved and loves affection. Ellie Mae is working on regaining her daily exercise a walk or two. She is spayed and up to date on shots. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-8966701, or stop by The Islander for more information about Ellie Mae and other adoptable pets. Place your classified ad online at www.islander.org


30 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS 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/V ACA TION RENT ALS I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS ContinuedCUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. 1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, shing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002. ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home on canal with pool, $2,200/month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc., 941778-7200 or email: rentals@satorealestate.com. PANORAMIC GULFFRONT: 3BR/2BA, huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January 2014. North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 813-920-5595. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2 BR/2BA duplex. One block from beach. Background and credit check. No pets. $1,000/month. First, last and security. Available now. 813-672-1481. WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL for winter, 2013-14. 3BR/2.5BA home at the end of a canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay and Key Royale Bridge. Beautiful home with enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Fully furnished. $4,750/ month. Available November-May. 863-660-8366. ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfur nished. Available Feb. 1. $2,195/month. 863-6608366. LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. Three-month minimum. $2,700 plus resort tax per month. 941794-5011. HOME IMPROVEMENT ContinuedMETRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, ofce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job too small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills repaired. 716-361-0010.RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-7790202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 2BR/2BA CONDO: 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, ofce/den, pool access, exercise room, carport, and small storage. $1,100/month. Small pet OK. First, last, security. Water and cable included. GulfBay Realty, 941-778-7244. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, KEY ROYALE CANAL NW POOL HOME HERON HARBOR 2/2 SUMMER SANDS view from this NEW LISTING INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978E XCE P TION AL B EACH V IE W S from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unob structed view will never change. Direct beach views. $499,000. GREAT LOCATION. Spacious 3BR/2BA home. Wood oors, large back yard. 1 block to Lewis Park. $189,000. DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach. $350,000. BAY IN FRON T, CAN AL IN B A C K 3BR/3BA. Direct bay view across street. Very quiet area not far from beach. 407 28th St., Holmes Beach. Way below new appraisal: $599,000. O UTSTAN DING K EY R OYALE 5,000 SF 4BR home with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two replaces, elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy. Truly a gorgeous home! $1,250,000. ENJOY EXCE P TION AL V IEW S of the beach from this direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. Unit offers spacious, screened lanai and turnkey fur nishings. Beautiful grounds, heated pool and covered parking. $575,000. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. S PECTACULAR BAY VIE W S OF SAR A S OTA S KYLINE This home is not to be missed. Two large bedrooms with on-suite baths, 10-ft ceilings, stainless appliances, elegantly furnished, expansive open floor plan with French doors to the lanai overlooking the pool and the bay. Deeded boat dock and extra large lift for boating pleasure, or stay at home by the pool overlooking the water. Just a short stroll to the beach. Everything is waiting just for you. $724,900. Call Lynn at 941-730-1294. WEST B R ADE NTON D E COR ATO R P ERF E CT! Its ALL been done. Roof, AC, water heater, 3bed/3bth w/GORGEOUS tile baths, 2 master suites (in-law suite), vaulted ceilings, new pool/spa. Large corner lot. NOTHING left to do! $289,900. Call 730-1294 GORGEOUS NW B R ADE NTON C U S TOM HOME 4/3 former model, custom cherry kitchen, plantation blinds, stack stone replace new appliances, counter tops, outdoor kitchen with beautiful pool. 2,400 sf. The perfect place to call home! $459,900. Call 941-778-8104 KEY ROYALE CU S TOM CANAL HOME with new kitchen. 3/3 open oor plan, pool and replace. $679,900 Must see! 941-778-8104 RE DUC E D


THE ISLANDER FEB. 13, 2013 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS ContinuedHOMES BEACH ANNUAL rental: 3BR/2BA, totally renovated, 2010. Fully applianced, storage facility, great location, pet-friendly, $1,500/month. 603-9696840. ANNUAL RENTAL OR will sell with owner nance. Waterfront Bayou condo, 2BR/1BA completely remodeled, furnished, granite kitchen and bath pro fessionally decorated, No pets. $1,100 per month. 522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-778-1410. ANNUAL WANTED: 1 or 2 bedroom on Island. Moving from Massachusetts in mid-March. Male (32), Female (25) with ve-pound Chihuahua. Excellent credit, references. Call, text 978-804-0190 or email bleakeas@aol.com. WOULD LIKE TO rent small garage to store classic car. Please, call 941-799-9096. TURNKEY FURNISHED RENTAL: 1BR/1BA 1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated duplex, spacious. $1,100/month. Desire annual rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725. WEEKLY VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA townhouse, pool and boat slip, $800/week. Realtor, 941-3561456. Real Estate Mart. CHECK US OUT A T WWW.ISL ANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, F ACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL. REAL ESTATE ContinuedFOR SALE BY owner. 2BR/2BA 1,600 sf Anna Maria canal home. 15,000-lb. boat lift. Terric north end location, walk to beach, boat in your back yard. Call Steve at 813-245-0428. WATERFRONT LOT: ONE acre, direct access to Manatee River, rare nd, boating, shing, Gulf beaches, $319,000. WebPro Realty. Call Robert, 863-6026414. rharper@webpro-realty.com. PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, ve heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890. BAYSHORE GARDENS HOUSE: Updated 4BR/2BA, community pool and marina. $89,900. Realtor, 941356-1456. Real Estate Mart. TRAILER FOR SALE: Move-in condition, 1BR, Bridge Street. Reduced, $39,000. Boat dock, $60/year on Intracoastal, furnished, land lease, $410/month. 941896-5528. FOR SALE! HOLIDAY Cove RV Resort Big Rig, 1,517 sf. Deeded waterfront site #32 with slip 6B. One of the best-priced waterfront RV sites available! Asking $159,900 or best offer! 352-428-9215. REAL ESTATEDIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.ipkey. com/124227. $289,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. LOT: 135-FOOT frontage, partial view Palma Sola Bay. Last one, desirable area, underground services. 941-792-8826. HOUSE FOR SALE: 3BR/3BA canalfront, granite counters, new air conditioning, 2,000 sf. $629,000. By appointment only. 941-778-1620. 2BR/2BA 2005 JACOBSEN home with share. Patio and deck, possible boat slip. Furnished. Active 55-plus community, beach and bay access. Call 267-266-1101.GULF-TO-BAY condo: 3BR/2BA, dock, pool, spectacular waterfront. Asking $440,000. 1407 Gulf Drive S. #201, Bradenton Beach. By owner, 941-650-3069. 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS of Tampa Bay from your 4BR/3BA elevated home on the north end of Anna Maria. Heated pool. Great rental history. $799,000 SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com 2011 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COM ISLAND DUPLEX best of both worlds, 2 units, income property and residence. and stainless steel. 3BR/2BA each with elevators. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5833130. $849,900 ISLAND TRIPLEX This property is directly across from the beach with beautiful Gulf view. Loads of income in this property. true beachhouse with all the character of the island. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5832547. $1,699,000 BRING YOUR FISHING POLE, tennis to Bay Anna Maria Island condo. The views Bay or stroll to the beach. Mark Reemelin (941) 932-3778. #M5832476. $319,650 SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT unique 3/4BR/4.5BA townhome with 3,292 sq ft 4 cars. David Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5833321. $775,000 ITS THAT GULF VIEW THAT EVERYONE WANTS! room and main bedroom have endless furnished, elevator. Mark Reemelin (941) 932-3778. #M5834759. $599,000 CORNER LOT KEY ROYALE with deepfurnished home has new kitchen, cherrywood cabinets, travertine floors, new dock. Deborah Thrasher (941) 518-7738. #M5834030. $549,900 Charming cottage in Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1 car garage. $245,000. mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Featured Home Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217


32 FEB. 13, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortuga Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Cozy 540 s/f, one-bedroom, one bathroom cottages and Luxurious 1,400 s/f, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are available & produce generous income above all operating costs. Outstanding capital growth is extremely possible from these pre-boom level prices.ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on Anna Maria Island with all the amenities of a luxury resort hotel. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-per forming the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at a local restaurant, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again and again. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc