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HB commission hears new Mainsail plans. Page 2 AM commission may reconsider ban on building. Page 3 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Attorney adds to public records request in Anna Maria. Page 9 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 What to do, where to go. Page 12 Page 14 Island police blotter. Page 16 On stage, on the calendar, on the menu. Page 22 Fishing: Prospering between the fronts. Page 25 Business news and real estate sales. 28-31 AsTheWorld Terns looks for new ID. 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 CELL TOWER, PAGE 2 Streetlife OpinionsPages 26-27 PLEASE SEE TREEHOUSE, PAGE 4VOLUME 21, NO. 16 FEB. 20, 2013 FREE Music makes shin funCortez-son Eric von Hahmann rocks countrystyle at the Feb. 16-17 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, which staged non-stop entertainment. More festival pics, page 18. Islander Photo: Mark YoungDance celebrates sweet hearts Anna Maria Elementary fourth-grader Ryann Price enjoys time with her older brother at the traditional FatherDaughter Dance, honoring the men in the lives of AME students. More AME news, page 22. Islander Photo: Nick Leduc Call me sweetheartSophisticated Swing Big Band of Venice featuring vocalist Lois LaRue perform for the annual Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Valentines Day Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy The Angelinos Sea Lodge beachfront treehouse built without permits almost two years ago at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach is now under review by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Islander Photo: Edna TiemannTreehouse owner seeks DEP permit, city waiverBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Theres a new wrinkle in the ongoing saga of the Angelinos Sea Lodge unpermitted, twostory beachfront treehouse. Built in 2011 in the beachfront backyard of the lodge that includes a home and four vacation rental units at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach, the treehouse was once under a removal/modiowners were allowed to apply for an after-thefact permit. As expected, owners Richard Hazen as required of structures built seaward of the BB hangs up on cell tower plannerBy Mark Young Islander Reporter The strained relationship between Bradenton Beach and the Center for Municipal tion the city will repeal its cellular communications tower ordinance. CMSs Lawrence Rusty Monroe and the city have been feuding for months over language in the ordinance drafted by Monroe and adopted May 5, 2011, under former Mayor Bob Bartelts administration. As the city moved forward with discussions on installing a cellular communications tower near the public works facility last year, Commissioner Ric Gatehouse observed several issues in the ordinance he found objectionable. The relationship between the city and Monroe became brittle and shattered at one point, with Monroe withdrawing saying he would take his ordinance with him. Monroe said the city had no rights to use his ordinance without agreeing to pay exclusive application review fees to his company, as per the original agreement outlined in his ordinance. Gatehouse initially wanted the ordinance repealed, but settled on amending it to give the city more authority, and to prevent potential abuses from occurring to local businesses. The two sides unexpectedly came together Jan. 24 with an announcement from city attorney Ricinda Perry that negotiations on a consulting contract with Monroe were ongoing. had stalled because Monroe refused to budge on key factors important to protecting the citys interest. Those factors included Monroe not wanting a termination clause if he was found to be doing anything illegal and he refused to agree to the citys standard insurance needs, according to Perry. One of the major sticking points was that for an applicant who pulled out of the review process, according to Perry. one more time to negotiate a deal, but said they could not protect the citys best interests under Monroes terms. Monroe that the city will not be engaging your Monroe has insisted the city cannot use his ordinance without his services. Perry said the ordinance has too many legal issues. She wrote the city will be repealing its enactment immediately. was regrettable and disagreed with Perrys legal assessment. Kayak crafting in Cortez. Page 21 Paddling with heroes. Page 23 Club crowns a champ. Page 24 Obituaries
2 FEB. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER 24-ITEM SALAD BAR LUNCH $ 6 99 DINNER $ 7 99 2 HOMEMADE SOUPS DAILY ENDLESS ARTISAN PIZZA BAR 10519 Cortez Road W. 941-792-5300 www r eandstonepizza.com Fr ee Su nd ae 8 FLA VORS! CREA TE YOUR OWN SENSA TION! 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER AND HOUSE WINE NEW! GLUTEN FREE CRUST!* hours -monday-saturday 119 sunday noon-8 ALWAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY! SMALL UP CHARGE FOR GLUTEN-FREE CRUST FEBRUARY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY CELL TOWER 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 However, he thanked the city for its decision to repeal the ordinance to protect what he called his intellectual property. Gilbert said he has looked over several thus far, and Monroe, it would take about two months for the city to write its own ordinance. Gilbert said if everything went smoothly, then two months would be pretty good. We are still going to have go back through a planning and zoning review, then it all has to come back to the commission again. So its going to be awhile. HB hears new Mainsail plan, continues public hearing Holmes Beach code David Forbes talks about expired building permits and nuisance issues at the proposed Mainsail commercial development on the corner of Gulf and Marina drives. Over the years, Australian pines have grown tall, fences have fallen, rebar foundation markers appear to have deteriorated, as has the sales trailer. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners kicked the can down the road a bit farther after a public hearing on a proposed Reynards Yacht Club Restaurant now owned by Mainsail AMI LLLP. With a unanimous vote, the commission continued the public hearing about the downtown property an eyesore for several years with broken fences, an abandoned-looking sales trailer and hundreds of rusted rebar 26. comments from suggestions that the city purchase the property for a park to those that encouraged the developers plan. Before the continuance vote, Commissioner Judy Titsworth moved to revoke the site plan, saying the project had been abandoned and the developer should come back before the commission with new plans. After much discussion, Titsworths motion failed 2-3, with only Commissioner Pat Morton siding with Titsworth. nino and Chair Jean Peelen voted no. Peelen and Grossman said they viewed the hearing as a way to bring the developers before the commission. The six-week continuation is expected to allow time for Mainsail representatives to submit a revised site plan, address commissioners concerns and start the development process. It also keeps alive the public hearing that could still lead to the revocation of the 2001-city-approved site plan and special exception, putting Mainsail under pressure to move forward. the use from timeshare sale units to a Mainsail-operated to build and sell the resort units over time. He said the citys concern about the sales-based market, and it was decided to focus on hotel management, with sales possibilities down the road. parking spaces as required on the original site plan is in place. The lease had been discontinued because the project hadnt gone forward and the bank changed hands. The new lease, he said, is long-term and any sale of the property would be subject to the lease terms. Collier said Mainsail would try to work with the city to tie the project into a revitalized city center. Mayor Carmel Monti said, Whatever we decide is going to have a critical impact on the island long-term, and he encouraged the commission to work with the developer to maintain the character of Anna Maria Island, the platform on which he, Titsworth and Grossman ran PLEASE SEE HB MAINSAIL, PAGE 4
THE ISLANDER FEB. 20, 2013 3 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY The Feast Restaurant FEAST ON THIS....ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP $21 LOBSTAHSLIVE MUSIC9-1 FRI & SAT NIGHTS Feb 22 Scotts Garage Feb 23 Deja Vu 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 New Tiki Hut Lunch & Dinner Casual FareHot Dogs AM commission may reconsider ban on building projects Cathy and Bill Adams of Plant City attend the Feb. 14 Anna Maria Commission meeting to implore commissioners to lift the ban on building permits. Com missioners will again discuss the issue at a Feb. 21 meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter property owners and local builders that a hold on building preparing a moratorium ordinance. At that time, they said building projects in the pipeline could be processed by projects were in the pipeline. Holmes Beach builder Greg Ross of Ross Built meeting that he has several projects under development and on hold in Anna Maria because of the administrative moratorium. His projects are nearly ready for permit submission, he said. How long is the administrative moratorium in effect? Ross asked commissioners. Theres a lot of confusion in the building community right now, and I Cathy Adams of Plant City attended the meeting with her husband, Bill, asking that the halt to building permits be lifted. The couple bought an older home in October, a teardown, and are planning to rebuild. We were 99.9 percent ready and just days away from submitting our plans when this went into effect. Weve spent thousands of dollars and now we dont know when we can build, Cathy Adams said. The city has changed the rules since October, leaving people who want to build or remodel in a quandary, Bill Adams said. He said it hurts honest builders and property owners who just want a nice home. It just doesnt seem fair, Bill Adams said. should discuss lifting the temporary moratorium on building permits at the earliest opportunity. All this is doing is hurting the little guy, Woodland said. Woodland and Commission Chair John Quam voted motion to freeze permits passed 3-2. Quam planned to put the moratorium issue on the which the city would swap easements with the Sandbar Restaurant. in 2005 by the city was part of the restaurants site plan at that time. Any change to a site plan has to go through another site-plan process, he said. Engineer Lynn Burnett, representing the Sandbar, said she believes the easement was recorded as a pedestrian walkway in the Manatee County plat book. If the 2005 site plan recorded the easement as pedestrian, Burnett said theres no need for another site plan how the 2005 easement was recorded. Commissioners also passed the second reading of an ordinance requiring that parking spaces for new homes be designated on building plans. The ordinance requires a designated parking space for each bedroom beyond three bedrooms. The ordinance also requires at least one space be under cover. Commissioners also agreed to an offer by an anonymous donor through Commissioner Gene Aubry to pay for oak trees around the six vacant lots at the east end of Pine Avenue. Aubry, who has made several designs for a park on the vacant property, said the city should retain an archi tect for the park plans. Quam suggested the commission return to just two meetings per month instead of meeting every Thursday, as it now does. Commissioner Chuck Webb said there are just too many serious issues before the commission to keep putting them off to a meeting in two weeks. He said the comhave been resolved, and other commissioners agreed. The commission will continue to meet at 6 p.m. every Thursday until further notice. Agenda items include the freeze on building permits, along with regulations on residential development, and priority items on the commissions Tasks 2013 list.Correction Commissioner John Quam voted to halt building per mits. Quam voted against the measure along with ComGene Aubry and Nancy Yetter voted for the measure.
4 FEB. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Meetings TREEHOUSE Anna 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 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Isles Road, Longboat Key, 941-316-1656, www.longSend notices to email@example.com. coastal construction control line to protect the beach and dune system. the city of Holmes Beach, providing evidence the tree house complies to the citys setbacks, zoning and building codes. The waiver request was part of an after-the-fact permit application and letter sent by the owners attor & Ginsburg, P.A., of Sarasota. the city declined because the treehouse is not compliant with city code. Greene said the city had not received a copy of Levins letter, waiver request or application. reviewed. no-objection letter was impossible to obtain because the only person competent to provide such evidence has declined to do so. He wrote that he approached city planner Bill Brisson Levin to send the no-objection letter to the Holmes Beach building department. cations and authority to interpret the citys land development code. Although the city is contracting for Manatee Countys building department services, Levin claims the cityOBrien received a provisional one-year building code Business and Professional Regulation, enabling him to interpret the city land development code. the city could consider a letter of no-objection, it required a survey, engineering and information on materials and certain facts to indicate the structure meets hurricaneforce wind regulations. While the owners have submitted an as-built survey, no engineering, materials lists or construction methods have been provided, according to Greene. year-long string of correspondence between Angeli Bureau of Beaches and Coastal System environmental foot elevated, wood-frame deck and roof, supported by four concrete-type foundation posts, as well as dune area alterations. to save their unique and beautiful double deck in the days to submit an application, including the citys noobjection letter, adjacent property owner information, evidence of their ownership, a sealed survey, a site plan In recent correspondence, Levin emphasized that in addition to the Australian pine trunk, only two posts, 12 inches in diameter, support the structure. He contended tions, and said he was submitting the after-the-fact-permit application under protest. In addition to the no-objection letter waiver, Levins tion was already buried in the ground, and the structure As part of the application, Levin provided an asbuilt survey, and asked that the site plan requirement be waived. The owners also submitted a $300 fee, applicable to ther agency review.Holmes Beach speaks up on Mainsail developmentMainsail Lodging and Devel opment president Joe Collier answers questions at a Feb. 12 public hear ing set by the Holmes Beach City Commission to consider the future of the development 2001. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter True to a public hearing, the people spoke. present its plans for a restaurant/hotel at the towns crossroads and about 15 people weighed in. After the 45-minute presentation by Mainsail president Joe Collier and a few questions from commissioners, some people spoke in favor, some were neutral and others were dead set against it. ness, Larry Kinder pointed out hes been waiting to bring personal watercraft to Mainsail. Kinder emphasized, engines and he was not allowed to bring Jet-Skis and other motorized personal watercraft. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, a former mayor and city resident, said shes supported the project since day one. She said its the right location for resort rentals. Restaurateur Ed Chiles, a Mainsail investor, said he was committed to a unique, low-rise project because this is where I live where Ive raised my family. He called the former Pete Reynards restaurant a hallmark led by a showman, but after Reynard died, the restaurant fell into despair. Chiles said, Every 50 years or so we have to have a little revitalization. This is an opportunity for revitalizing the right way. adjacent to Mainsail, was part of a lawsuit initiated in 2001 that settled with the original developers. He said hes convinced of the good reputation of Mainsail Lodge But Howe questioned the developers installation of a water line on the private road that services his home Mainsails engineer answered, saying that while Manatee County permitted the line, it was never built. Weve been sold a bill of goods a number of times. How many times have we been duped? Howe asked. He added, however, Im in favor of the project after serious vetting. walkway, no setbacks and not much room for trees and other landscaping along the waterway. He also had concerns that the 36-foot building height would allow people in the lodge across the canal to peer into his skylights. Another party to the 2001 lawsuit, Lance Spotts, called the neighboring property rebar park, and objected abandonment rule in the city code. parking issues with restaurant deliveries and other ser vices that would be needed by the hotel and restaurant. Born and raised on the island, second-generation is going to go there? Holmes Beach resident Terry Parker said he was troubled with the citys process, adding that it should look at the bigger picture, including off-site parking needs. Mainsail should be developed to accomplish the citys vision for the downtown area, he said, adding the prior re-zoning of two residential parcels to commercial is an example of improper spot zoning. Planning Commission Chair Sue Normand said the planning commission was under a lot of pressure initially to complete the rezone and approve the original site plan, and that she came prepared to recommend mixed-use zoning, but now what Im hearing is its going to be a hotel and restaurant. Hugh Holmes Sr., a resident of Sunrise Lane, said the ings based on an old plan, adding it showed very little foresight. He proposed additional parking and a public park as better uses. If theres anything I can do, said Holmes. Id be very glad to help.
6 FEB. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, email@example.com Rick Catlin, firstname.lastname@example.org Jack Elka, email@example.com Kathy Prucnell, firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Young, email@example.com Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, firstname.lastname@example.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, email@example.com Production Graphics firstname.lastname@example.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, email@example.com Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org classi email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: email@example.com) FEB. 20, 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 YourWhat is the real goose? Based upon various editorials in The Islander over the past months, it seems clear that the editorial position of the newspaper regarding the controversial development of larger homes and related implications is to champion such development. In a recent editorial, such development was referred to as the proverbial goose that laid the golden egg. As regular visitors to Anna Maria Island for more than 25 years, what has continued to attract my wife and wanted high-rise lined beaches and spring break-type bedlam, we would go to those places. Perhaps The Islander is too close to the situation, driven by near-term dollars via expanded tourism as Maria Island from other beach towns. Perhaps you are backing the wrong goose. Bill Imfeld, Centerville, OhioDisappointed I am extremely disappointed that The Islander for the position of police chief at our Holmes Beach police force. Their bosses may not know that they are applying for another position, and I am sure that the applying for another job. I realize that the Sunshine laws allow this to happen, but that is no excuse to be so insensitive to their careers. your action to be incredibly unprofessional. Mayor Carmel Monti, Holmes Beach Editors note: Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws provide that governmental job applications are public record. The Islander offered to respect the anonymity of any applicant requesting his/her name withheld, but no such request was made. Manatee County Sheriffs Islander he expected his name would be published and he had yet to have a reply from the city. AMIs historical dilemma Since the inception of the Anna Maria Island Presbig box rental homes on the island. Out of scale and character, these homes rent to multiple families, putting stress on the infrastructure with inadequate parking and too many people in the units. Others should be aware of the reasons for our fears the island with the loss of many ground-level duplexes, cottages and bungalows. future owners who might purchase a retirement home. crowding the island. It is an injustice to those who visit Thanks the library staff, we thank The Islander newspaper for relaying all the information and photos of our past book sales, especially advising the public of our annual book sale. Thanks to you, the public has responded in a really wonderful way. Boxes and boxes of really good book donations appear almost every day at the library and we also thank everyone who donates. Book donations are still being accepted at the Island The Island Library is such an important part of our community, and we are grateful to The Islander for being so community-minded. Thank you very much. will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, with a memship can be purchased at the door. Denise Johnson, on behalf of Friends of the Island Library and library staff PLEASE SEE OPINIONS, PLEASE SEE OUR OPINION, NEXT PAGE Welcome to AMI But wipe your shoes. Weve got rules. tors to Anna Maria Island, but theyve made it appear respect our quiet ambiance? And what the heck is quiet ambiance? It brings to my mind an elegant funeral home parlor, we soak up the beach and sunsets, play sports and music, the elementary school. We who live here came to stay because we believe we found paradise not a hushed place to wither. The fact is, some people arrive here and want to lock the gate behind them. I prefer to welcome. I like to use as an example a story told by my late friend Snooks Adams, who enjoyed a lifetime working as chief in Holmes Beach. He was being interviewed by a TV reporter based on a lifetime here, having been born on Perico Island to surrounding Cortez. His expertise was sought for the issue du jour in the early 1990s, a proposed high-rise bridge. He talked about the days when there were few homes and people on Anna Maria Island, and near the close of the interview, the reporter asked, What do you think about all the people who have come here since? And Snooks, famously replied, Hell, I didnt want you to come here. And in his articulate story-telling way, he waved his hand and added, But since youre here, we have to provide for you schools, roads and bridges. I tell you this story again, because people often of tourism and new three-story homes. rules that mandated elevated homes would change the housing landscape of the future. The building moratoriums in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach are not the solution, because buildings arent to blame for any problem. A moratorium will only hurt small businesses and workers who rely on the industry and a paycheck to survive. The cities should work on their problems without
THE ISLANDER FEB. 20, 2013 7 10 years agoHeadlines from the Feb. 19, 2003, issue of The Islander YOUR OPINIONSTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 10 60 83 0 Feb. 11 61 81 0 Feb. 12 64 80 0 Feb. 13 63 79 0.05 Feb. 14 60 68 0.24 Feb. 15 58 70 0.12 Feb. 16 49 69 0.01 Average area Gulf water temperature 68.224-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. torium be enacted on street vacations. The request came after commissioners voted 4-1 to sell a portion of Third Avenue to developer Patrick McConnell. Maloney was the lone vote against the motion to vacate. City attorney Patricia Petruff said vacating city property is at the discretion of the commission and a moratorium is not required. favored partnership with Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said Anna Maria and Holmes Beach would continue discussions. Aposporos as commissioner until the November 2003 election. Aposporos was appointed after voters agreed to coincide with other elections, and move the mayor to the position of chief administrator. 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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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org New bridges I would like to urge everyone who loves the island to attend any and all meetings concerning bridges connecting the island, whether it be at a meeting hall or a booth at a community gathering. My husband was a member of the Bradenton Beach city council in the 1950s and the joke then was, They planking on our only bridge to the island and we got three new bridges instead. We fought them vigorously. Why? Up to then, Manatee County was trying to develop Bradenton as a major city and they succeeded. Next was to lure the tourists. Then, as now, they marketed the island. To heck with what we wanted. But there were two other reasons why adamant about the move because, had they replaced the existing bridge, it would have no toll. They didnt have the money to build new bridges, so they moved the Bradenton Beach Bridge, allowing tolls on all three. Next, they wanted to elevate the bridges. Why? So at both Island connections that do that. Elevating the and those of us who live here. It is for these reasons the cities of Anna Maria and Homes Beach are attempting to mandate smaller homes and adequate parking. As president of AMIPT, I have been working with tion, providing homes 50 years or older some protection. We are asking for time to make that happen. We need prospective residents to embrace the islands history and consider restoring or improving ground-level homes. AMIPT can designate properties as historically character, one home at a time. Sissy Quinn, Anna Maria, AMIPT president bridges, means complete realignment and possibly a new ingress or egress. If this is accomplished then the prospect of tolls could again occur. all to follow their every move and make your voices Theyre going to get those bridges whether they want them or not, he said. We massed together then and won but, be alert, who Perhaps if carbon composit materials had been used the third time. Billi P. Martini, Holmes Beach OUR OPINION doing harm. Its time the petty complaints are weighed on a scale against the greater number of peaceful vacationers staying in the majority of the rental homes. I see positive growth on AMI on the other side of the economic downturn, including the national trend toward shorter, expanded family vacations. I see the upside of a healthy real estate market, knowing many of the companies on AMI wouldnt have survived a poor economy without the steady success of their rental business. attractive than unkempt, uncared for older properties that still await attention or a turnover into new hands. I realize, too, that all the issues we hear about now were a long time coming, but as the island evolves, it will soon be forgotten. Someone last week called looking for bumper stickers that say LOCAL, but wed rather think positive. I realized when I heard the county tourism marketing campaign about Anna Maria Island being our little secret, that people would soon discover us. I prefer to see the bigger picture, just as Snooks did in his day, and make way for new friends. As for The Islander, we prefer to embrace folks that heart Anna Maria Island, no matter for a day or a lifetime. Bonner Joy
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Thats what Mayor Carmel Monti has asked some candidates for the citys top law enforcement spot. would conduct a search to replace former Police Chief Jay Romine, and named the departments 19-year lieutencants submitted interest in the position, although it has not been advertised and there is yet no job description or deadline to apply. Stephenson is seeking to hold the position until he retires. Because he ment Option Program, that date is July 31, 2016. Monti recently said hes in no hurry to name a permanent successor, and that he prefers to hire from within. The 2012-13 budget for the police department is $2.1 including salaries, taxes, retirement and insurance contributions. plan in January, saying Its really just a mixture of my feelings. Stephenson provided historical context as well as recommendations for the department, which includes 13 police clerk and an administrative assistant. Stephenson recommends maintaining the status quo with a few tweaks in manpower, shift hours, community outreach, purchases, vehicles, marine patrol, police pension and succession plans. He favors reinstating performance evaluations, a Stephenson recommended combining the lieutenant and chief jobs, while adding a middle-line supervisor/ patrol sergeant, who would be chosen through promotional testing and a multi-agency review board. As you know it is very important for members to feel they have a chance to expand a job function and be recognized for good work even if it is in a small agency, Stephenson wrote. He suggested shift changes for dispatchers, who presently work a 12-hour rotation. same but the dispatch schedule be further evaluated due to cost and coverage issues, Stephenson wrote. In the past 26 years, Stephenson pointed out the the 1990s by a community police grant and later made into a permanent position, and another patrol position was added 10 years ago. Stephenson said the department is handling comage 5,000-6,000 per year. He said the call numbers have remained consistent hundred each year. ommends future changes be based not on national averages, but on a comparison of regions with similar popucomplaints are handled satisfactorily. I feel that currently we do meet that level and, by far, cities more often than they respond to Holmes Beach, he added. While theres been some talk about consolidating patrols and dispatch with Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach, Stephenson doesnt see it happening unless one of the cities chooses to contract with Holmes Beach for those services. dispatch center for the three island cities, but it disbanded due to disagreements among the cities. Only Holmes Beach continued to maintain a dispatch center. patches emergency calls for Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria. Bradenton Beach has its own police force. Anna Maria contracts with the MCSO for law enforcement needs. Stephenson said he looked into the possibility of one municipality providing anothers police services, and said it can be done, but the discussion between both cities would be crucial to decide the needs of both communities. The Holmes Beach dispatch center operates with requires 230 hours of training for dispatchers, which one Stephenson. With concerns about the citys pension contribution Rich Bohnenberger favored a move out of the citys System. Stephenson, as a 25-year member on the citys police pension board, which monitors its investments in agrees. would no longer collect its share of state money toward annual contribution. In addition to increased costs and the loss of a 6 percent contribution from new hire salaries, Stephenson pointed to a lack of local control over investments Retirement System. to a contribution-based plan. He said his concern is that the city could be impacted by a severe storm that would decimate the tax base and without the state backup that exists in the current plan. If the city feels that change should take place, I would guide them in keeping the current plan, but changStephenson
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10 FEB. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island Shuttle Service 941-870-4349 Island happenings Send your club, group, event news to firstname.lastname@example.org. 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Spa Getaway ~1-hour Anna Maria Spa Massage, bliss island facial, gemstone re exology pedicure ~ $150. V ALUE $180. 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, Holmes Beach 7 days by appointment only: 941-730-3649 clairemariespa.comMM28612 T erras 5704 Marina Drive | Holmes Beac h10-6 | TuesdayFridayLocated at Island Flea 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelr y Ringling, Roser histories intertwine in 100th yearRecently acquired by Roser Memorial Community Church, two cypress doors a sanding project for church members David Miles, left, Dale Powers and Dick Gilmore are being spruced up for the rededication of the Roser Chapel Sunday, March 10, part islanders in the spring of 1913. Islander Photo: Courtesy George Barford By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter cypress double doors from the John Ringling Towers will soon be part of island history. Now being prepped to withstand the beach weather, the 30-inch-wide, two-inch-thick doors will be installed before Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, re-dedicates its chapel for the 100th year on Anna Maria Island, according to member Major Leckie. Roser trustees decided they wanted to do something special for the anniversary after seeing photographs of the original paneled doors that had been replaced with nondescript ones, said Leckie. In our thinking, he added, its something were pulling together as our legacy for the next 100 years. Of course, we wont be around to see them. The doors came from what was originally the El Vernona Hotel on Tamiami Trail designed by renowned SaraBurns in 1926. Later acquired by John Ringling, the building was renamed and converted to apartments in the mid-1960s. Its kind of interesting how history from Ringling is getting mixed up with history from Roser, said George Barford, church member in charge of the 100th year celebration. A group of members, Cathy Bailey, Jerry Micho and ago, according to Powers. the same width and height is incredible, said Powers. I used my negotiating skills to help them see the historical purpose that they would be put towards, and they lowered the price considerably, he said. With the barrier islands weather in mind, three or four coats of light stain has been applied in Ruskin at member and cabinet maker Mike Oneys workshop, while arrangements were made for code-compliant, antiqueSoon the installation will take place. All this, and then therell be a re-dedication of the chapel and its doors at a large event under a tent Sunday, March 10, in the parking lot across from the chapel. Its really kind of exciting, Leckie said. How many people get to see a centennial celebration?Star of the Sea plans sale March 1, and Saturday, March 2. Admission on March 1, noon-4 p.m., will be $5. Admission on March 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is free. Arts and crafts show aids butter y park crafts vendors, apparel, plants and home goods, food and beverage sales and music. Beach in Bradenton Beach. Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 21. Box of ce opening for Island Players show community theaters season. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday, as well as an hour before curtain. Sunday, March 10, at the theater. Center to host Rat Pack tribute, dinner Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a tribute to the Rat Pack of yesteryear on Saturday, March 2. Coz Serrapere. The show, which is taking the place of a canceled There will be a buffet Italian dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Lords Warehouse hosts fashion show The Lords Warehouse thrift store will present a fashLongboat Key. The event will feature the fashion show with models from the church wearing items from The Lords menu will include a chicken salad plate, fruit and mufthe Longboat Island Chapel and outreach efforts. 6491.Senior Adventures hosts chefs demo The Senior Adventures group will host chef Craig Chasky demonstrating the secrets of cooking chicken mole, basmati rice, a vegetable dish and dark chocolate bark at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. The cost to attend is $10.
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Enders said the majority of the seven restaurants and local chefs competing in the chowder challenge were sold 1 p.m. There were probably 30 people waiting in line before we even set up, said Enders. We usually have the The event raised $525 for a local Relay for Life team, an American Cancer Society fundraiser. I chose this particular charity because one of our Bridge Street merchants is Amanda Lewis of Searenity Spa and she is on the team, said Enders. The American Cancer Society does important work and they rely on these teams to raise money for cancer research. I thought it was a perfect way for the market to be a part of something we all believe is very important. Lewis Relay for Life team was not only the bena home-chef competitor representing the spa. She took second place with her root vegetable and smoked-bacon chowder. But it was Island Time Bar and Grill that garnered the most votes to secure bragging rights with its shrimp and lobster chowder. third place with its traditional New England clam chowder. Enders said it was an interesting competition and she future. Our competitors got pretty creative, she said. I think the most unique chowder was from home chef Julia Rodriguez of Bradenton Beach. She made a Tequila shrimp chowder. They were all really good. Enders said this years market season also is doing well. Overall, Id say the market is doing great, she said. Blue-ribbon chowderCaitlin Schultz and Bill Herlihy of Island Time Bar and Grill show off the plaque that proclaims them Bridge Street Market chowder challenge champions. They won the Feb. 2 food challenge that raised $525 for an American Cancer Society Relay for Life team. Islander Courtesy Photo two weeks have been crazy busy. Hordes of people have been coming. Enders credits the cooler weather for bringing in bigger crowds, but overall I feel island business in general is busier than last year. We have a wait list for vendors who want in and I dont see us being able to accommodate that until April. The next food challenge is March 3 and Enders has Manatee Childrens Services. The food challenge, now in its second year, is garnering a lot of attention. Contestants are welcome. To participate, The market opens every Sunday at 10 a.m. and lasts
14 FEB. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee To report information on island crime, call the Manatee www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC The investments in mutual funds or unit investment trusts (UITs) are oered by prospectus. You should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Your Edward Jones nancial advisor can provide a prospectus, which you should read carefully before investing. Danny WoodFinancial Advisor 3226 East Bay Drive Anna Maria Island Centre Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-779-2499 March 4, 2013 6:30 8:00 pm The Studio at Gulf & Pine 10101 Gulf Dr Anna Maria FL 34216 Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Call Connie at 941-779-2499 by Monday, March 4, 2013 to reserve your seat for this event. Franklin Templeton Investing Solutions Brian Brenneman/Caroline Welch CIMA/CLTC www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC The investments in mutual funds or unit investment trusts (UITs) are oered by prospectus. You should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Your Edward Jones nancial advisor can provide a prospectus, which you should read carefully before investing. Danny WoodFinancial Advisor 3226 East Bay Drive Anna Maria Island Centre Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-779-2499 March 4, 2013 6:30 8:00 pm The Studio at Gulf & Pine 10101 Gulf Dr Anna Maria FL 34216 Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Call Connie at 941-779-2499 by Monday, March 4, 2013 to reserve your seat for this event. Franklin Templeton Investing Solutions Brian Brenneman/Caroline Welch CIMA/CLTC Joan Marie Cashin Joan Marie Cashin of Holmes Beach and Mashpee, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alfred and Joan Palmer. She grew up in Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and attended Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Mount Saint Marys in Newburgh, N.Y. She graduated from Mount St. Aloysius College in Pennsylvania and was a licensed practical nurse and a sign language interpreter. Her passion was working with deaf children, assisting them through elementary school, high school and college. Her hobbies were making Nantucket baskets and an antique business, Corner Cupboard, for many years in Rhinebeck, N.Y. mouth. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hosdolences may be made at www.ccgfuneralhome.com.Debra L. Delvecchio She attended Bradenton Christian and Manatee High School and was a lifetime member of Christ Episcopal Church. Bradenton. Andrews. Obituaries Taking stockJacob Ramer with his mentor, Major Leckie, attend the sixth annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast Feb. 7 at the Bradenton Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrotta Blvd., Braof Manatee County. Leckie is active with the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Foundation, a sponsor of Take Stock. Islander Courtesy PhotoDe Soto hosts outdoor concert A news release said Injunuity integrates Native American music and history into popular culture and preserves an aspect of Native heritage through use of The band is from Ada, Okla. Admission to the concert is free. Hwy., Bradenton. Ella Calagna Ella Calagna of Bradenton and formerly of BradenShe married John Calagna and moved to Bradenton of marriage. Mrs. Calagna was a homemaker. Her passion was her family, friends, cooking and shopping. She prepared many meals for family events and holidays. She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Longboat Key. Memorial donations may be made to Tideland, Laurie and husband Mark Wegryn of Shrewsbury grandchildren. Sandpiper to host vegan talk Three island advocates of eating vegan will talk about at the Sandpiper Resort Coop community center, 2601 The program, featuring chef Craig Chasky, authortrainer Ellen Jaffe Jones and wellness coach Alec Grae, will begin at 6 p.m. A $10 donation is requested. CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Sarasota hosts antiques show The event will feature more than 40 antique dealers and also raise money for local charities. p.m. Saturday, March 9. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate for AMIAL presents Partington The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5313 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, will host British wildlife artist Peter Partington for a lecture and demonstration at 3 p.m. AMIAL also will host Partington for a workshop
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While driving in Anna Maria, a woman driver and a younger male in the back seat began to argue. The woman drove from Anna Maria to the Holmes the younger man evaluated under the Baker Act. Since no crime was committed and the male did not appear to shoplifting. A 23-year-old Anna Maria woman was arrested after attempting to leave the store with three her purse, placed the reels into the bag and attempted to leave through the garden department. Loss prevention stopped the woman and an MCSO deputy arrived to take her into custody. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach burglary. A complainant went to the Bradenton Beach persons gained entry into an unlocked tool box and took a manifold gauge set valued at $1,000. using a port-a-potty on a construction site. The man was told he was not allowed to be on the property, at which time he became confrontational. According to the report, him what he could and couldnt do, and that he knew is rights. The man was trespassed from the property. complainant reported that two bicycles valued at $250 were taken from his yard. his homemade boat had been taken from the dinghy dock. The man provided police with a name of a suspect who allegedly had taken the boat previously without permission. He told police he had witnesses that saw the suspect take and then sink the boat. with a man sleeping on the deck of the library near the entrance. According to the report, the same man had been trespassed from city hall for sleeping on the benches. The man gave a similar story to the prior incident by stating he had fallen asleep while waiting on the bus. Police trespassed the man from all city properties. The man said he understood that if he was caught sleeping on city property again he would be arrested. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez man, who was just released from jail, reported he gave sets of house keys to three neighbors while he was in custody to take his dogs out. The complainant reported that while in jail, someone had stolen several items from his house. An MCSO deputy reported the complainant to be intoxicated and the report to be suspicious and inconsistent in nature. The neighbors with keys could not be theft. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach made a few more inquiries after the deposit check was cashed and spoke to a man who claimed he never received the money. The complainant made several attempts to have her deposit refunded, but the suspect never returned to report the incident to police. Police discovered the man moved his business, but did not leave a forwarding address. After checking with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, police learned that several combooking and renting properties not under the control of Coastline Accommodations. The victim said she would prosecute when the suspect was located. set out a bag of safety gear for friends, who were using his boat. The bag was left at the dock for them. When his friends returned, they informed him that they never saw the bag. The items inside were valued at $250. habitual. A 43-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for driving while license suspended-habitual. According to the man for expired registration. A check of his license revealed it was suspended in 2010 for multiple unpaid Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Woman arrested on felony theft charge a felony grand theft charge after allegedly stealing merHolmes Beach. Blake entered the store, browsed and then placed a braceThe store manager allegedly observed the theft and called police as soon as the woman left. bracelet, as well as a second bracelet He also discovered a jacket from the store valued at $164 in her possession, according to the report. Blake was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,500 bond. According to jail records, she posted bond the same day and was released. Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Blake Attorney receives board certi cation county and local government. re-certified when required. Only The release also said attorney elected president of the Manatee County nonprofit Just for Girls Inc., and also is president of Just for Girls Academy. Just for Girls Academy was founded in 1969 and has several locations in Manatee County, a press Petruff is the city attorney for Holmes Beach. Petruff Dye
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Martin wrote that mitigation at 606 Crestwood Lane, St. may be required if improvements are deemed noncompliant to the rule. and costs applied for permitting the projects. -plain visited the city late last year to view the records, According to Jessica Sims, public information speassistance to the city attorney, who is working to prepare Properties have been deemed non-compliant or compliant, pending further review of the provided information, she said. toward compliance. The city staff has been very responsive in this matter and has been working diligently to pull information and and the city of Holmes Beach are in the process of creating a plan to improve permit processes to ensure more successful outcomes in the future, she said. According to the city code, the value has been detercash value or adjusted tax-assessed values, as well as the project costs. Before permitting a rehab, the city has required builders to prove the future improvement is less than 50 percent of the homes market value together with davits, have been widely criticized as not realistic. Aiming for consistency in how the rehabs are permitted, at their Jan. 31 meeting, commissioners directed the city attorney to change the procedures to use the Manatee County Property Appraisers value as a basis, and stop accepting independent appraisals. Currently heading up the building department, Tom decisions on substantial improvements. that major structural replacements, such as major portions of a roof or exterior walls, are substantial improvements regardless of the cost. situation to breathe air free of contaminants that might otherwise be life-threatening. James Lewis, head of EMS assigned to the three Robin Peters of the foundation said it has awarded Subs locations. were brothers, Peters said. The inspiration for the foundaacross the country went to Louisiana to volunteer aid to Hurricane Katrina victims and then sought to continue giving back to worthy causes. Manatee Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Service personnel assigned to the three West Manatee district stations gather Feb. 13 in the Firehouse Subs parking lot, 4017 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, to accept a $9,200 grant of lifesaving equipment from foundation. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-4 Jewelry Tide and Moon Exclusive Anna Maria Island Pendant Handmade by Laura Shely Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Shore resignation accepted, FISH elections April 1By Mark Young Islander Reporter Institute for Saltwater Heritage meeting in Cortez, the resignation of Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court was unanimously approved. Shore sent a letter Jan. 3 announcing his resignation staff, in particular, as reasons for his resignation. Museum, 4415 119th St. W., in Cortez, has been brewing since early 2012 after an internal audit conducted by The museum is owned by Manatee County and The two entities have split some revenues in the grant, which secured the purchase of the museum propfundraising activities. The two entities made several attempts to reconcile their differences, including a September meeting faciliorganizations together. The success of that venture was short lived. 3 acceptance of Shores resignation made the departure St. W., Cortez. In addition to Shores seat, board members up for Ibasfalean and board members Karen Bell and Rick Stewresignations. re-election. Stewarts re-election bid is tentative due to the boards consideration of a paid position. Ibasfalean Islander. Also running for the board are newcomers Michael Osgood. April election. She said everyone nominated thus far would be absentee ballot instructions. The slate of nominees is mailed out for absentee ballots, said von Hahmann, although on the night of the Absentee ballots must be received by March 25 to be counted. Matthews raised concern about absentee and email votes, saying it is open to fraud. He motioned to disallow If people care enough to vote, they should care enough to come in person, he said. Bell seconded the motion, noting only a small percentage of the membership come to meetings. How do the ones who never come to a meeting know who is a good board member and who is not? she asked. Kane objected to the motion, saying its paramount to voter suppression, but the board voted on the motion. Of 10 members present, the motion failed 6-4. Matthews made a second motion to eliminate email votes, but the motion died for a lack of a second. seven days prior to the April 1 election. Membership forms are available online at www. and leave a message and contact information.
20 FEB. 20, 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 Downstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! HAPPY HOUR 11:30-5 Mon-Sat $1.87 Bud Light Bottles & $2.50 Wells Lunch, Dinner & Libations served 7 Days from 11:30 Now serving FRESH SUSHI Fri & Sat DAILY SPECIALS 5-CLOSEMONDAY: $5 Burgers, TUESDAY: Pizza Night, SUNDAY: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEVER A COVER Moon Drs Eighth Street dock permit undergoes corps review The Eighth Street South dock in Bradenton Beach has been condemned for two years. Even though it is city owned, residents on Eighth Street have volunteered to pay for the repairs, but a regulatory permit review con tinues to delay the project. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Its a case of good news/bad news for the Bradenton Beach Eighth Street South dock project. The good news is that since the city announced delays to the permit review to replace the dock were due permit underwent corps review. The bad news is that the permit is undergoing a full regulatory review and no timetable has been provided to begin a project entering its second year on a number of waiting lists. The city-owned dock was condemned about two years ago with promises that it would be replaced. New but city budget concerns left the dock at a low priority. Citizens on Eighth Street South stepped forward and volunteered to pay for the project last year and the lengthy process of having the design approved at the state and federal level began. would no longer review corps permits, adding another step to an ever-increasing staircase of bureaucracy. A series of late January emails between a corps repreand the Eighth Street South dock permit review was not high on the corps priority list. Gilbert explained the project was as least problem atic as it could get, and suggested the corps could dispense with the review quickly. About a week after the initial emails, Jason Berkner, over the review. While it is the citys contention that a full regulatory permit review is not necessary for a project this minimal, Berkner disagrees. Berkner is insisting the city fill out the 14-page checklist as part of the permit application, and the review will involve several other agencies to ensure the city is not impacting endangered wildlife. Berkner explained what was still needed from the city to complete a smooth coordination process on behalf of the applicant and to complete our permit decision. The dock guidelines do apply in this case, and the structure should conform with them as much as practicable. Gilbert suggested an onsite inspection of the dock to expedite the process and alleviate concerns from the corps and other agencies, such as the National Marine citys cooperation would be key in expediting the process. that he would have the paperwork to the corps by the end of the day. I think a site meeting would have resolved a lot of this, and I would still like for that to happen, but the goal is to be expeditious, so whether or not I agree these added processes are necessary, Im going to get this checklist off today. The good news, he said, is at least the corps is reviewing the permit, so there is some relief with that.AM P&Z updates members on marina zoneBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter With several new members joining the Anna Maria to create a special marina district at Galati Marine. trict in 2012 and sent its recommendations to the commission, Turner wanted to be sure members knew about the marina district and a proposed pier district. City planner Alan Garrett said the intent of the districts is to protect and preserve water areas within the city, including the spoil island by Galati marina and all canals and waterways in the city. Turner said the Galatis once had accommodations above the boat maintenance bays many years ago, but they were torn down. The land is currently zoned commercial, which allows accommodations, and they may want to pursue that use. Member Lou Ellen Wilson speculated people may not like accommodations there and she proposed a motion that the board restrict accommodations at the marina. The motion was defeated, 3-2, with newly elected vice chair Carol Carter voting with Wilson. Turner and board members Mike Coleman and Margaret Jenkins voted against the motion. meeting to review the prior boardss recommendation before it is presented to the city commission. He said the board must also review the historic pier district, which includes the Anna Maria City Pier, the Rod & Reel Pier and the waters surrounding those structures. Whats important will be what uses are allowed or prohibited in the district, Garrett said. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March
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THE ISLANDER FEB. 20, 2013 25 email@example.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenSUN-PROTECTION Shirts & Pants! Patagonia, ExOf cio, True Flies NEW KAYAKS! The Low Price of Plastic -The Light Weight of Kevlar!Top Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides and Fishing Charters The visiting Herz family caught a nice array of pompano for dinner on a recent charter with Capt. Warren Girle. Islander Reporter are getting out between the cold fronts. Between fronts, the weather has been stellar. Eighty degrees and light On the other hand, during the fronts, temperatures are plummeting into the 50s and lower 60s. Add 20-knot borderline of lockjaw. All considered, its safe to say that consistency of the catch can be somewhat lacking. Reports of sheepshead are good, especially from the Rod & Reel Pier. This bite had been hit or miss the past few weeks, but its time for things to start happening. increase. Hopefully, catches also will go up in numbers. settle in. Rumors of pompano being caught along the beaches sun up with a yellow or pink pompano jig to get a bent the trick. caught a number of ways so be prepared to be creative. ing as bait for these reds. Some anglers say this method a big red on the end of their line. of southern Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay. Gross is using close to mangrove shorelines. By free lining the shiners, Afternoon high tides are the key. Average size of the snook is 22-24 inches, although in recent trips Gross was is drifting and jigging with soft plastics. The MirrOlure Lil John on a 1/4-ounce jighead will do the trick, accordCapt. Warren Girle is adding a new bait to his reper are hard to come by or arent working. Spotted sea trout are being caught on Berkley Gulp trout being caught are in the 15to 20-inch range although Girle is still targeting pompano in Sarasota Bay with success. By tipping small pompano jigs with fresh-cut shrimp, his clients are reeling up 6-10 pompano per trip rattletrap with a quick retrieve. To prevent losing lures to sharp teeth, Girle attaches 4 inches of light wire leader. are making a showing along Anna Maria Island beaches. Jerry Allen of Wyoming shows off a nice catch-andwaters of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Warren Girle. Keyes likes to use a pompano jig with a small stinger rig to attract the bite. By using these jigs, Keyes says you presented to them. Keyes is hearing of sheepshead action at the local piers. Best baits to be armed with are live shrimp or sand a handle with an enforced wire mesh basket/strainer attached. You simply drag this basket through the sand in ging with soft plastics to get a bite. Popular colors this past week were white and chartreuse. Keyes suggests down, or its slow to begin with, Keyes suggests a 3-inch Berkley Gulp shrimp. He feels the added scent gives him Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says the sheepers using either whole or fresh-cut live shrimp are going but this week shrimp has been the bait of choice. are rounding out the bite at the pier. Keeper-sizes of both on a 1/4-ounce jig head. Cast along the edges of the pier and slowly drag your jig along the bottom adjacent to the structure.
26 FEB. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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! New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28$1 million land sale in Anna Maria Maria, was recently purchased for $1.04 million by GAS Holdings LLC of Anna Maria. Holmes Beach, said it was one of the largest purchases of vacant land in Anna Maria in his memory. The states website for corporations lists George Steat 513 Bayview Place, Anna Maria. The residential property is directly across from Galati Marine. Building official Bob Welch said the property is zoned Residential-1, and hes been informed the owners plan a single-family home on the property. No plans have been submitted.Wedding festival preparations under way Although the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sixth annual wedding festival isnt until May 5, the chamber has been organizing the event since the 2012 festival wound down, said chairperson and chamber vice Last years festival drew more than 300 people, and Wing expects at least that many this year. Shes asking chamber members to volunteer at the festival, and also is taking vendor applications. Wing said vendors range from florists, caterers, accommodations and entertainers to locations for weddings and accompanying receptions. Any business can participate in the festival. The 2012 vendors took orders for services at the event, she said. Vendors come from as far as Orlando and Clearwater, as do festival attendees, Wing said. Wing maintains an email distribution list to keep vendors, volunteers and sponsors up-to-date with the latest information about the event. Chamber to host mixer The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce house, a residential rental community at 4601 66th St. W., Bradenton. Cost of the event is $5 and includes appetizers and soft drinks. Some gift prizes also will be awarded. Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander / 3,242 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 515 42nd St., Unit A, 42nd Street Coastal 3bed/3bath/2car condo with pool built in 2000 was sold 01/30/13, AMI Assets LLC to Caiola for $311,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Top home price paid in Anna Maria Premier Sothebys International Realty announced in a press release it represented the seller of a $3.425 million Gulffront home at 102 Mangrove Ave., the largest home million for a Gulffront home. The Premier Sothebys press release said Mike Holmes Beach, and Jason Sato of Sato Real Estate, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, assisted the buyer in the sale.LBK chamber hosts lunch The Longboat Key/Siesta Key/St. Armands Circle Chamber of Commerce is holding its March Network21, at the Chart House Restaurant, 201 Gulf of Mexico Cost of the luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Got business news? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ISLANDER FEB. 20, 2013 27 SPORTS SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or email@example.com 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 JUST $549,000!Deep-water canalfront elevated homeJust 2 blocks to the beach, with 112 feet of waterfront, including ramp, seawall and 40-foot dock. Light, bright and airy. Split plan with cathedral ceilings. 2BR, 2BA and sunroom. Beautifully updated. A Room with a Hue owner AnnMarie Nicholas relaxes at her new location, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinA Room moves to Pine AnnMarie Nicholas recently moved her antique and gift boutique, A Room with a Hue, from Cortez Road near the Cortez Bridge to 314 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria. Nicholas has a number of items she has refurbished and repainted along with fragrances, candles, perfumes, lotions, and household and kitchen items. A lot of things Ive refurbished were given to me, or I found at garage sales and other places. I like to take them, rework them and repaint them into a useful item, she said. She also has glasses, cups, paintings, old pictures and other items of interest, quality and curiosity. Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. still in the hunt for top seed. Signs Colts at 5-1. Southern Greens Seahawks are right behind at 4-2 for a shot at the top spot. Tylers Ice Cream Vikings and BY Construction Bears follow at 2-4, while Place Patriots bring up the rear. Estate Browns all hold a one-game lead over Beach to Bay Construction Ravens and Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants with Harrington House Buccaneers holding down the bottom of the standings. Horseshoe news the horseshoe pits at Anna Maria City Hall.For AMICC sports schedules, visit sports online at www.islander.org. Gene Bobeldyk and Bruce Munro rolled past John while Bob Mason and Adin Shank edged Tom Skoloda were all Bobeldyk and Munro in a 24-3 victory. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
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ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. 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. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-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, 941-726-3077. 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. Turn the page for more islander home improvement ads. 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 about Ellie Mae and other adoptable pets. Place your classified ad online at www.islander.org
30 FEB. 20, 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 WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc. com. 1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, shing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002. CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home on canal with pool, $2,200/month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email: rentals@satorealestate. com. PANORAMIC GULFFRONT: 3BR/2BA, huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January 2014. North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 813920-5595. ANNUAL RENTAL PERICO Island: 2BR/2BA 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, ofce/den, pool access, exercise room, carport, and small stor age. $1,100/month. Small pet OK. First, last, security. Water and cable included. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. WOULD LIKE TO rent small garage to store classic car. Please, call 941-799-9096. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. METRO 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. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach PALM HARBOR 3/2. Island home, walk to beach, caged pool. Great location! PERICO BAYFRONT Edge Water Circle on youtube. com for video tour or call Josh GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, key furnished, priced to sell at NW POOL HOME HERON HARBOR 2/2 key condo. Priced to sell. SUMMER SANDS NEW LISTING INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com email@example.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 RIV ERF RON T C O NDO Wonderful views of the Manatee River. Newer 2/2 in downtown Bradenton. Youll love it. $289,000. DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach. $350,000. B AY I N FRON T, CAN AL IN BAC 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 UTSTANDI N G 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! $1,100,000. SPEC TA C ULAR BEAC H HOUSE 3BR/3BA luxury home loaced across from beach with exceptional Gulf views. Has every possible amenity. 2-car garage, pool, and sleeps 14. $1,350,000. GREAT VIEW OF THE BEACH from this Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA condo. Direct access to Gulf beach only 100 feet from your door. $412,000. 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. GORGEOUS NW BR ADENTON CUS 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 941-778-8104B E AUTIFULLY UPDAT E D turnkey 2/2, end unit in Mt. Vernon. New tile, kitchen, crown molding and water views. $169,900. 941-730-1294. B E AUTIFUL W AT ER VIEW, 2/2 townhouse with loft and 2 master bedrooms, open oor plan, New AC, water heater. Priced to sell. Call 941-730-1294. N OT A S HOR T S ALE. Move-in ready, perferct first home. 2/2 with possible 3rd bedroom. $108,900 Call 941-730-1294
THE ISLANDER FEB. 20, 2013 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued ANNUAL WANTED: 1 or 2 bedroom on Island. Moving from Massachusetts in midMarch. Male (32), Female (25) with ve-pound Chihuahua. Excellent credit, references. Call, text 978-804-0190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TURNKEY FURNISHED RENTAL: 1BR/1BA 1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated duplex, spacious. $1,050/month. Desire annual rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725. WEEKLY VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA townhouse, pool and boat slip, $800/week. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf. Call 1-800-952-1206. LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. Three-month minimum. $2,700/month plus resort tax. Annual renter: $1,600/month. 55-plus community, no smokers, no pets. Includes water, HD cable, 46-inch Sony HDTV, Internet, phone, washer and dryer. Light, bright home in quiet area, with double carport. Turnkey, ground-oor condo with beautiful lake view. Association has heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shufeboard courts, and a waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. Call 941-794-5011. 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. 863660-8366. REAL ESTATEBAYSHORE GARDENS HOUSE: Updated 4BR/2BA, community pool and marina. $89,900. Realtor, 941-356-1456. 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. 941-896-5528. 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! 352-4289215. 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. HALF OF GROUND-oor duplex: 2BR/2BA, 6-foot privacy fence in rear, $206,000. 941-447-2116. OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. 1BR/1BA condo $35,750. Burgundy 2, Fifth Street West, off Cortez Road. Signs. Suzanne, Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. 2BR/1BA ISLAND COTTAGE! Owner nancing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $305,000. Call 941-778-7980. VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Beautiful 2BR/2BA twocar garage. Heated pool, putting green, low condo fee. $159,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425. RENTALS Continued ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $1,995/month. 863-660-8366. REAL ESTATEDIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey fur nished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941779-0202 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 ser vices. 941-792-8826. 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. 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. 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.STEPS TO THE BEACH! Elevated 3 BR/2BA home with spacious open oor plan offering large great room and kitchen with breakfast bar, loads of storage, and much more! $349,000 Charming cottage in Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1 car garage. $245,000. email@example.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 Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000visit: www.IslandAnnaMaria.comScan this QR code on your smartphone to view all current AMI MLS listings. ANNA MARIA Longboat Key Specialist Providing Personalized Island Service to Buyers and Sellers 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 34217 Jo Anne Lanza, Realtor 941-518-6507www.IslandReal.com/Jo-Anne-Lanza JLanza@tampabay.rr.comGail Tutewiler, Realtor 941-705-0227www.IslandGail.com GailTuteRE@aol.com 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 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. SINCE 1992 Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. 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32 FEB. 20, 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