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MARCH 27, 2013 FREE

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SEx-islander denies cooking wife, gets 15 years to life
By Larry Altman because she was making too much noise as he
Daily Breeze (Los Angeles) Staff Writer was trying to sleep. His defense attorney, Fred
A Lomita chef who killed his wife and McCurry, told jurors that Viens fell asleep an
AsTheWorld Terns boiled her body in his restaurant's kitchen was awakened to find his wife dead. Viens told his
want a lot. Page 6 fentpenced Marcrh 22 ton nend 1 v eanrs to life dauhter he threw her hbod in the trash

The government cal-
endar. Page 4

The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6

Morris death inves-
tigation winds down.
Page 8

Island police blotter.
Page 9

Community events,
Page 10


What to do, where to
go. Page 12

Bradenton Beach
P&Z recommends cell
tower regs. Page 18

Holmes Beach to
review use of city field.
Page 19

Anna Maria commis-
sioners explore living
area. Page 21

Bradenton Beach
commissioner shares
concern for S curve.
Page 22

Sports: Flag football
season ends. Page 24

Fishing: Cl(hg.Igi
tactics. Page 25

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in prison, moments after he declared "I didn't
cook my wife" and that nobody misses her
more than him.
David Viens, 49, convicted of second-
degree murder in September for killing his
39-year-old wife, Dawn, was sentenced after
he gave a rambling 45-minute presentation
before a Los Angeles Superior Court judge
to explain why his trial attorney poorly repre-
sented him and why he should get a another
chance to testify in his own defense.
He did not take the stand during his trial
based on his attorney's advice. Viens referred
to that decision as "retarded. "
"I loved my wife," Viens said. "I didn't
cook my wife."
Judge Rand Rubin rejected Viens' attempt
for a new trial and sentenced him to the state-
mandated term for second-degree murder.
Viens confessed to his daughter, his girlfriend
and twice to detectives investigating the disap-

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Building official Steve
Gilbert explained at the March 7 city capital
improvement projects meeting that it is a mis-
conception that flood map changes will impact
insurance premiums.
Gilbert says the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency has digitized its maps, but it
has not yet altered the flood zones.
"The maps you see now look different
than our paper maps, but the flood zones
haven't changed," he said.
Gilbert said insurance premiums are rising
because the national flood insurance program
has been going broke from floods across the
country dating back to Hurricane Katrina in
2005, which drained $17 billion from the pro-

David Viens speaks out at his March 22
sentencing hearing. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Daily Breeze (Los Angeles) photographer
Brad Graverson

pearance and murder of Dawn Viens, who was
last seen Oct. 18, 2009. Her remains have never
been found.
Viens claimed his wife died accidentally
after he taped her mouth shut with duct tape

Other storms, including Super Storm
Sandy, have left the federal subsidy program

Anna Maria to

discuss flood map
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch
and staff will hold an open house 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, for the public to
review the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's newly proposed flood risk map.
The public is invited to attend and dis-
cuss the map, flood insurance costs and flood
risk mitigation possibilities.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 941-708-
6130, ext. 25.

After Viens jumped from a Rancho Palos
Verdes cliff on Feb. 23, 2011, when a Daily
Breeze article called him a "person of interest"
in his wife's disappearance and death, Viens
confessed to detectives in his hospital room that
he wrapped duct tape over her mouth, awak-
ened to find her dead and cooked her body in
his kitchen at the Thyme Contemporary Cafe.
He said he disposed of her remains in his grease
trap and stashed her skull in his mother's attic
in Lomita. It was never found.
Viens, still in a wheelchair, said in court
March 22 that he did not remember his con-
fessions, including one that occurred after he
underwent 12 hours of surgery to repair broken
bones suffered in his jump. He said information
about his condition should have been presented
to the jury during his trial but was not. He vowed
to appeal his conviction.
"I'm hallucinating," he said. "I had no idea

New center

director reports

for duty April 1
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Dawn Stiles, the new executive director
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
said she is in the midst of packing to move
from Maine to Anna Maria Island and ready to
assume her duties April 1 as planned.
"I'll be there," Stiles said
in a telephone interview.
"We're in the middle of
another blizzard and I can't
wait to get out of this snow.
We've had about 3 feet this
Stiles year," she said.
Stiles lives in Portland,
Maine, where she gave a three-month notice to
her employer she was taking another job. Her
last work day in Maine was March 16.
"I was leaving March 15, but I didn't want
to leave on the Ides of March and take a new job
on April 1. Call it karma, but I'm really looking
forward to starting work April 1.
"It may take me a few days to get to know
everybody and how things work, but the staff
has been great about keeping me informed, and
I've been in touch with board members while
waiting. I'm ready to start."
Stiles was hired by the center board in late
2012 after an exhaustive search to replace Pier-
rette Kelly, the executive director for 22 years.
She already owns a condominium in Bra-
denton Beach, where she and her 15-year-old
son will live.
"Right on the water," Stiles said. "I love the
water and kayaking, swimming or sailing. I plan
on this to be my dream job."


Expect flood insurance costs to rise


Sarasota Bay floods onto Bay Drive in Bradenton Beach during the June 26, 2012,
arrival of Tropical Storm Debby. Due to a lack offunding in the National Flood
Insurance Program, residents and business owners could see a rise in flood insur-
ance premiums. Islander Photo: Mark Young

2 0 MARCH 27, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

New challenges face 2013 sea turtle nesting season

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Moni-
toring volunteers are just catching their breath after a
record 2012 sea turtle nesting season.
According to AMITW executive director Suzi Fox,
while this year's season doesn't begin until May 1,
AMITW volunteers gathered March 18 at Holmes Beach
City Hall to learn of this year's challenges.
Fox said beach renourishment plans are scheduled
for this summer on island shores, which means "this year
every nest that is laid from day one has to be relocated
north of 80th Street in Holmes Beach."
Fox said there is no way to predict turtle numbers
from year to year, but the relocation of all the nests south
of 80th Street will certainly add to volunteer workload.
"However, this is my 28th renourishment project,
so we are very experienced," she said. "This will mean
every home and business along the Gulf side in the city
of Anna Maria will have extra nests placed in front of
their properties. It's more important than ever to ensure
all lights in this area be 100 percent in compliance with



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A record 2012 sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria
Island didn't officially end until a green turtle nest
hatched in December. The 2013 season begins May 1.
Islander Photo: Mark Young

the city codes."
While numbers are difficult to predict, the leather-
back turtle season in other areas of the state are already
heavier than expected, Fox said.
"We are still a few months away from loggerhead
nesting season, but if this is any indication of what we
can expect for our season, it may be another banner year,"
she said.
Fox said AMITW is stepping up education on birds
this year. Since incorporating shorebird nesting into the
program, she said sees benefit to turtle season, as well.
"We are planning some beach talks and have created
new handouts," she said. "We also have partnered up with
Manatee Audubon for more beach stewarding programs
on the weekends, not just holidays."
Fox said thanks to last year's record season, volun-
teers are braced for a busy season and the added work-

Plovers arrive, set up housekeeping
John Ester, visiting from Honor, Mich., observed and
photographed three pairs of threatened snowy plovers
March 15 setting up nests in the sandy upland on an
Anna Maria beach. According to Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and sh., /I Ii Monitoring, the birds
typically nest farther north, but afew nesting pairs
find their way to AMI each year. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission warns beachgoers
to give way to the nesting plovers and their chicks.

"We will need to work faster and harder in the morn-
ing to get the job done," she said. "Our team of volunteers
is top notch and our work has been recognized as being
among the top programs from South Carolina to the Texas
coastline by U.S. Fish and Wildlife."
Fox said her volunteers can not only handle the added
burden of relocating nests this year, "but we are welcom-
ing the challenge."

with little funds.
"None of that money has been paid back into the
program," said Gilbert. "As a result, the Biggert-Waters
Act will impact a lot of folks even though our flood maps
have not changed."
Gilbert said anyone who has a home on the island
that is not a primary residence will see flood insurance
premiums rise as early as this year at an estimated rate
of 25 percent per year.
"They will still get discounts, but will lose the sub-
sidized portion of those premiums," he said. "Later on,
the same thing will kick in for commercial businesses."
Gilbert said the Biggert-Waters Act is designed to
get money back into the National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram, "and prod people to elevate their homes, which
will reduce claims the next time a 100-year storm hits."
Gilbert said those increasing rates are not even based
on coastline studies, which study storm-surge flooding.
He said FEMA will be working on that over the next 9-15
"In about two-and-a-half years, we will have flood
maps specific to the barrier islands and, at that point, our
flood zones will change," he said. "There will be a lot of
information coming out over the next year."
Commissioners expressed concern that rising pre-
miums for rental units will be passed onto renters, and
when premiums begin to impact businesses, costs will be
passed onto consumers, potentially impacting the island's
future economy.
"For some folks, it will be significant," said Gil-




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Roser Church preserves

history, legacy
The Roser Memorial Community Church continued
its 100-year anniversary celebration March 17 with a
ceremonial planting of a tree on church grounds and the
installation of a time capsule in the Roser Chapel wall.
Chair of the church congregation Cathy Meehan
spoke at the event, remarking on the Centennial Tree as
a symbol of the history and legacy of the Roser Chapel
and its service to the Anna Maria Island community.
"Like this tree, Roser Chapel is a living, growing
thing rooted in the soil of Anna Maria Island, reaching
upward toward heaven, and spreading its branches of
beauty and blessing in every direction. The poet Joyce
Kilmer said it well when he wrote, 'Only God can make
a tree.'"
Some of the church youths helped plant the tree.
Church members also filled a container with
mementos of the centennial celebration, including
copies of the church pictorial directory, the revised
history of Roser Church, the order of worship for the
celebration and chapel rededication, a copy of the
church annual report, and a selection of photographs
and newspaper articles related to the centennial cel-
The time capsule was installed in the exterior wall of
the chapel and covered with a plaque noting the year.

BOLO crash witnesses
The Holmes Beach Police Departing is seek-
ing any witness to a bicycle-vehicle crash that
occurred at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at
the intersection of Marina Drive and 56th Street
near Keyes Marina and the Island Library in
Holmes Beach.
Anyone with information about the crash is
asked to call HBPD at 941-708-5804.

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plaque, soon to be installed, sealing the capsule in the chapel wall.

Joyful Noise, a choir of young voices led by
Glenda Beck, sings for worshippers gathered
outdoors March 17for a tree dedication and
time capsule installation at Roser Memorial
Community Church. The choir members are
Tuna McCracken, Fiona Turner-Leathan,
Sam Howells, Tyler Brewer, Maggie Carter
and Sarah Howells. Islander Photos:
Edna Tiemann

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Lakewood Ranch resort tax collections rival Anna Maria Island

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Just four months into the fiscal year, the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeing a 13.1
percent rise in resort tax collections for 2012-13 from
unincorporated Manatee County primarily the Lake-
wood Ranch area compared with the same period last
Comparing the past 36 months of resort tax col-
lections with tourism gains, the resort tax increase for
unincorporated Manatee County translates into a tourism
jump of about 6.5 percent, Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman noted.
'"That's about what we have on the island. If resort
taxes are up 15 percent, tourism is up 7.5 percent, and
we've been checking these figures the past three years.
They've been pretty steady," she said.
The resort tax is the 5 percent tax collected by Mana-
tee County on rentals of six months or less. Often called
the bed tax, the money funds the county's share of beach
renourishment, and contributes to the Bradenton Conven-
tion Center, the BACVB, the Crosley Mansion, McKech-
nie Field and other amenities and projects.
The resort tax collections division of the Manatee
County Tax Collector's Office reported $758,503 col-
lected in unincorporated Manatee County for the first four
months of the 2012-13 fiscal year, while $670,585 was
collected from that area in the same months in 2011-12.
It's evidence that the BACVB effort to increase
county tourism with promotions for areas other than
the island communities, particularly Lakewood Ranch,
is working, said Deb Meihls, marketing director for the
"While the beaches are the lead for tourism, for the
past three years we've been promoting all areas of the
county, including Lakewood Ranch, the barrier islands,
and all points in between. We promote a lot more than
the beaches and the figures appear to support our efforts.
It was not something that could happen overnight, but
we're starting to see good results from the plan," Meihls
The BACVB also began to push for more interna-



The Manatee County Public Beach at 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, attracts a crowd in mid-March, several
weeks ahead of Easter, the pinnacle of tourist season.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

tional visitors as studies show Europeans have longer
vacation times and stay in the United States longer than
other international visitors, she said.
Expanded tourism throughout the county is evidenced
by more than just increasing resort taxes and visitors.
The Manatee-Sarasota area appears to be one of the
leading markets to host the 2017 International Rowing
Championships, a sports event that will draw at least
40,000 competitors, coaches and spectators, Meihls
The host venue is to be announced in September, but
an international rowing facility already is under construc-
tion adjacent to the University Boulevard-Interstate-75
intersection, which divides Manatee and Sarasota coun-

Tax collection climbs
Sue Sinquefield of the resort tax collection division
reports that $2.436.6 million has been collected for the
first four months of the fiscal year October through
January compared with $2.125.4 million for the same

Hb crosswalk falls short of MPO budget

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Members of the Island Transportation and Planning
Organization got the bad news March 18 that they seem
to get every year.
Roxanne Lake of the Florida Department of Trans-
portation told ITPO members that a pedestrian crosswalk
at the Gulf Drive-East Bay Drive intersection failed to
get funding.
Several years ago, the project was a No. 1 priority for
the island, but has since dropped to fourth. Only the top
three projects were funded by the DOT for the coming
fiscal year.
Lake said the city's cost estimate of $558,000 was
high for the available funds and grants. She suggested the
city apply before the May deadline, and lower the size of
the crossing. The current plan calls for a 150-foot-long
outlined crosswalk.
But good news came from Sarasota/Manatee Metro-
politan director Mike Howe, who provided information
on eligible grants available to the cities.
Lake also delivered some good news as she out-
lined three approved projects related to the island that
will begin this summer. Two of them involve East Bay
Drive the short stretch of road from Manatee Avenue
to Gulf Drive fronting shopping and condos from the
intersection at CVS to the intersection at Walgreens.
Two sidewalks along State Road 789, one from 27th
Street at the Sandpiper mobile home park to Gulf Drive
at Mike Norman Realty, and the other on East Bay Drive
from Gulf Drive to Manatee Avenue-State Road 64, are
approved for DOT funding.
The third project funded is a trolley shelter at the East
Bay Drive-S.R. 64/Manatee Avenue intersection.
Howe also noted the MPO has come up with a pro-
posed 10-year map that shows the majority of growth
and accompanying transportation issues will be in the
Interstate-75/University Boulevard area. A diamond
interchange there is being planned by the DOT, as well
enlarging adjacent roads. The project is unfunded, but
should begin around 2017, he said.
Howe said Benderson Development Inc. is plan-
ning a major mall at the intersection that will create large

amounts of traffic.
Most growth in the MPO area is in the east, while
Anna Maria Island has little room to grow. Howe noted
there are some grant opportunities upcoming for trails
and preservation projects. The island would be eligible
for those grants that can be tied to SR 64 or SR 789,
Howe said.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she'd like to find
a grant to improve roads in Anna Maria and Holmes
"We are subject to thousands and thousands of tour-
ists driving on our roads every year, yet we are just a
small community and get no funding from the state or
county for improvements," she said.
"So we have to take care of the roads for all these
cars that do not belong to our residents. This puts a big
strain on our budget and the roads need repair and main-
tenance sooner than if they just handled the local popula-
tion," she said.
The mayor said she and other island mayors would
continue their efforts to have more of the resort tax col-
lections returned to the island.
Howe was sympathetic, but noted it's a county com-
mission issue.
Howe said there is a vacancy on the MPO Citizen's
Advisory Committee that should be filled by an island
resident. The representative does not have to be an elected
or government official, Howe noted, and Anna Maria
public works superintendent George McKay has been
the island's CAC representative for the past two years.
The ITPO is composed of the mayors of the four bar-
rier island cities or his/her appointed representative. Any
elected official can attend the meetings and comment on
issues. The ITPO instructs its MPO member on how to
vote, based on agreement of the majority of members.
The ITPO meets for two years on rotation among the
island cities and Longboat Key.
The March 18 meeting marked the end of Anna
Maria's cycle as the host city.
The next ITPO meeting is 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, at
Bradenton Beach City Hall. The ITPO meets eight times
each year and discusses the agenda for transportation and
planning issues in advance of the MPO meeting.

period the previous fiscal year.
That's a 14.6 percent jump from last year at this time
and ahead of pace for the record $8.1 million received
in the 2011-12 fiscal year. The figures do not yet include
collections for February and March as resort taxes are
paid 30 days in arrears, she said.
Sinquefield said better collection methods, more rent-
ers and more owners and agents reporting income are
helping collections. She said the department also sees
good results from occasional door-to-door canvassing
of vacation rentals to achieve compliance.
She said field agent trips in the past year to knock on
doors in known areas of vacation rentals have brought
"tremendous results."
It also helps that tourism keeps climbing, she added.
The visitor figures for 2012 show tourism up 7.5 percent
compared with 2011, with nearly 750,000 visitors to the
area last year.
When an unlicensed owner or agent is found, they
not only have to pay to register, but also any resort taxes
and sales tax not previously paid.
Sinquefield said it would be fair to say that many
new owners and agents registered and paid resort taxes
in the past year.
While Manatee is reporting large gains in resort

Anna Maria City
March 28, 6 p.m., city commission.
April 11, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
April 1, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves committee.
April 4, 1 p.m., pier team.
April 4, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP committees.
April 4, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 18, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
March 28, 7 p.m. city commission work session.
April 3, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
April 9, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 11, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
April 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
April 23, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 25, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
April 25, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
April 9, 9 a.m., county commission.
April 23, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
April 18, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
March 29 is Good Friday. Government offices are
April 13, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan listening ses-
sion, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 15, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 15, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 17, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Location to be announced.
*April 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization board, University of South Florida
Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota.
April 30, 4 p.m., Manatee County Council of Gov-
ernments, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 27, 2013 5 5

Mixup causes major Manatee Avenue traffic snarl

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation executive director Mike Howe said he was a bit
perturbed on his route from the mainland to Anna Maria
Island March 18. He was stuck in traffic on his way to an
Island Transportation and Planning Organization meet-
He observed a fl.a iii, operation that stopped traffic
in both directions every few minutes and a police cruiser
assisting on the south side of the road with lights flash-
Howe told ITPO members that there's unwritten rule
that no traffic projects start up on major roads during
tourist season.
He said he checked with the Florida Department of
Transportation and found the operation was the work of
Manatee County. A quick call to Manatee County admin-
istrator Ed Hunzeker's office revealed there had been a
mixup on the start dates for the project, which is part of
a funded project on a deadline to create ponds to grow
seagrasses on county land.

tax collections, the city of Anna Maria had the largest
increase in one year $139,970 in collections for Janu-
ary 2013, a 113 percent gain from the $60,302 collected
in January 2012.
Brockman said she fully expects another record year
for island tourism, as well as resort collections.
"I think we are way up on accommodation rentals
and occupancy. We had an incredible spring break and
there are almost no rooms left the remainder of March
for more than a few days," she said.
Brockman agreed the Lakewood Ranch area took a
large burden of island traffic this year. Traffic is always
bad during the season, but with more visitors to Braden-
ton this year, island traffic hasn't been overwhelming,
she said.
"I think everyone who rented out in the Lakewood
Ranch area came to the island at least for a day visit.
The idea of tourism growth out east is a great one, and
will only benefit the island," she said. "As more people
come to east Manatee County, more people will visit
Anna Maria Island," Brockman said.

Howe was told if the ponds aren't excavated by a
certain date, the county would lose the grant.
"All I know is it's the worst time of year to be tying
up traffic on Manatee Avenue. And the police cruiser cer-
tainly helps slow down traffic," he said.
David Hutchinson of the MPO technical staff told
ITPO members only six trucks per hour, or one every 10
minutes, were supposed to cross Manatee Avenue from
the project site.
An unofficial count of loaded trucks leaving the site

A trucking operation on Manatee Avenue/State Road
64 about a half mile east of the Anna Maria Island
Bridge slows traffic. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Island roadwatch
A Florida Department of Transportation press
release said maintenance work on the Anna Maria
Island Bridge on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue will
begin the first week of April. A majority of the repair
work will take place below the road service at the
water level and below the water surface.
Some nighttime lane closures with a fl.-',in,-_
operation should be expected, the release said.
The maintenance work will be conducted Monday
through Friday. The project is expected to wrap up by
the end of summer, the DOT said.
Motorists are advised to use caution when workers
and flaggers are present.

found one truck departing about every 6 minutes, while
eastbound and westbound traffic was slowed for the dura-
tion, including when no trucks were departing.
Howe said it's appropriate for motorists to slow down
when they see a flashing police cruiser, and Manatee
County has placed road-work signs on both sides of the
highway, which encourages motorists to slow down.
He did not know when the trucking operation would
end, but the county preservation project in that area will
take at least a year to complete, according to Manatee
County natural resources department director Charlie
"The trucks should finish their work in mid-summer,"
Hunsicker said.

County invites discussion

on MCAT future
If you use the Manatee County Area Transit system
or its fare-free island trolley, you might want to put April
2 on your calendar.
That's the date MCAT and other county officials plan
a charrette a collaborative session to arrive at solu-
tions to problems at the Merrill Lynch building, 1002
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
An MCAT press release said the system wants public
input on how to plan bus service needs for the next 10
The charrette is part of a process that seeks to update
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Inner voices
Something's been nagging me of late, but my inner
voice wasn't speaking clearly.
Think of it like Tom \ Lignum" Selleck's little voice
in the \ LgnunI P.I." TV series. You know something's
not right, but your thoughts aren't fully formed.
There was a flicker. I recalled a former Holmes Beach
mayor who whiled his time, going from one hornet's nest
to another in a two-year term. He was out of tune.
He never quite got his clock set to island time.
An urban dictionary describes island time as a "time
vacuum created by the ocean's presence." It's more than
just a slower pace or a lack of urgency.
The typically serene Gulf of Mexico can create one
heck of a vacuum.
So, I thought, my little voice might be telling me
something is out of tune.
I visited a couple of city meetings to see if I could
pick up on the resounding vibrations.
I found Anna Maria walking a path to limit home sizes
much like Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach now is planning to eliminate the sepa-
ration of duplexes the ones that appear to be two closely
related homes in favor of a party wall. It struck me as
a step back in time to big boxes on stilts.
They blame some "homes" for attracting too many
renters, but they are in the "rental" zone. And 99 percent of
folks come her to enjoy paradise as we know it and
all its charms. They come to visit friends and family.
Some Holmes Beach commissioners have said the
party-wall duplexes will be less attractive to buyers. So
are they seeking to damage both tourism and the real estate
I found Anna Maria officials discussing limits for both
living area and porches and more severe size limits as
the lot size increased above 8,000 square feet.
"What?" shouted my inner voice.
City officials here want to tell people how much home
they can have? Limit home sizes no matter the lot size?
What's next? Will they try to legislate how many chil-
dren can live in a home?
So many people come here to live their dream,
whether it's a retirement home, vacation home or family
home. They want a home that welcomes family.
After all, we now live in a sharing economy, one
where baby boomers welcome the boomerang generation
back home. Vacationing with extended family members
and multiple generations can be a great experience.
But these two governments are saying "no big
It all sounds like an effort to eliminate further develop-
ment of vacation homes rentals.
My inner voice said, \\w \. Little island, big
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While Nero fiddled
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Holmes Beach
commissioners fiddled while the island became an inves-
tor/rental/developer/real estate promoter's dream.
Now, in an attempt to correct the perceived prob-
lems of this government-sanctioned situation, our new
commissioners are planning a number of future con-
struction restrictions that will seriously impact my prop-
erty rights and my family's livelihood.
As far as I can tell, the mayor and commissioners
are shooting from their hips and personal and emotional
feelings instead of from detailed, professional analyses
that can support the drastic changes they are proposing.
Failure to produce evidentiary documentation will most
assuredly lead to legal challenges due to their arbitrary
and capricious abuse of power.
City attorney Pat Petruff needs to explain the facts
of life to those adults willing to listen, including me.
Bob McCaffrey, Holmes Beach

Hens? Pigs? Pier? Oh my
I live at the intersection of Marina Drive and Marina
Court. Nearby, one homeowner is sometimes here on
weekends, but mostly we see renters come and go.
They have a pig that sometimes wanders the
neighborhood and into my yard. Some other neighbors
dragged it "home" a few days ago, mostly because it
was eating their flowers and grass.
I understand our commissioners are allowing egg-
laying hens in our city to "encourage learning oppor-
tunities for children and return people to a natural food
But how many children live in Holmes Beach and
how many homeowners over age 50 live here? How
many taxpayers live in Holmes Beach?
I grew up on a Michigan farm and I know what 10
hens smell like. Combined with our summer heat and
humidity, it will make red tide smell like a rose. We
also had 6-foot-high fences and the hens often flew to
"greener pastures."

Hens? Pigs?
Maybe our elected officials could concentrate on
providing a pier to replace the one that was torn down
at the Manatee Public Beach. Everyone I speak to wants
it back.
While Manatee County and our chamber of com-
merce often use the picture of the Anna Maria City Pier
to promote domestic and international tourism, we're
the only city on the island that doesn't have a pier.
Tourists in Holmes Beach must go to Anna Maria
or Bradenton Beach for a pier experience.
While not everyone can afford a boat, a pier is a
magical place for everyone to watch a sunset and feel
the wind in their face.
I'm hope the Holmes Beach City Commission
and the Manatee County Board of Commissioners still
believe in making decisions that are good for the major-
ity of its taxpayers.
Beverly Neville, Holmes Beach

All 'booked' up
Within a time frame of about four months, some
6,000 books were donated to the Island Library for the
Friends of the Island Library book sale. The public really
came through for us and we had a great book sale.
Our dedicated volunteers hauled, sorted and priced
all of these books within several days. We raised more
than $2,000 and signed up many new members, all
somewhat amazing considering the library was closed
for five and a half months. The books that didn't sell
were sent to other friends groups in Manatee County
for their book sales.
So to everyone who donated books and our wonder-
ful volunteers too many to name and to Mike and
Karen LaPensee for storing the books for us, and to The
Islander newspaper for helping publicize the sale.
The Friends of the Island Library take our hats off
to you all.
Denise Johnson, Holmes Beach, Friends of the
Island Library and staff

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Wake up Bradenton Beach
A new cell tower ordinance is being prepared by
Bradenton Beach, although, only a few years ago,
former city commissioners voted unanimously to adopt
an ordinance to regulate towers.
The city then signed a lease to allow a company to
use the new parking lot near the public works depart-
ment to build a cell tower.
Because the lease violates the current ordinance,
commissioners decided to rewrite an ordinance to fit
the lease. The new ordinance will allow a tower up to
195 feet tall.
That's extremely tall just short of stacking up
three Martinique condo buildings.
And the proposed ordinance allows a tower in a city
park, say Herb Dolan Park for example.
When the original ordinance was written the city
used a professional expert who had helped more than
300 cities around the country write documents to safe-
guard their communities. For Bradenton Beach, the
ordinance protected our old Florida look and feel.
In this new effort, the city asked for the advise of
the cell tower executive who holds the lease that vio-
lates the current ordinance.
Yes. Let's ask the fox to build the hen house.
The old ordinance required a "fall zone," a clear

Roser pair
Just for fun, I wanted to
share this photo of two
friendly mourning doves,
centered as if wanting to
be included in my photo of
the stained-glass window
above the door to the
Roser Church fellowship
hall. They hung around
close by the entrance of the
chapel. I named one Caro-
line and the other John, in
memory of the Rosers. -
Edna Tiemann, Islander

distance the height of the tower plus 10 percent, but
there's no such requirement in the new ordinance. The
cell tower engineer now says the tower won't fall over
on your house in a hurricane.
Of course, engineers said the failed parking garage
in Miami would not collapse, the bridge in Minnesota
would not fall, the crane dangling over the streets of
New York City would not fail. But now we are to trust
the engineers for the cell tower company.
Our commissioners continue to interpret the city
charter, comprehensive plan and land development
code any way they wish. But they should be held to
the same standards as their citizens.
The tower lease agreement violates the charter
and the LDC.
TcIhnoloh, will soon have no need for towers,
but the planning and zoning board would not listen
to a presentation about LTE t.Ihniolohy and I suspect
neither will the commissioners.
But why?
I say, let's make them hear our voices.
If the people of Bradenton Beach don't speak
up and demand their commissioners listen, then we
should not be shocked at what insanity they will
permit next.
Jo Ann Meilner, Bradenton Beach

Headlines from the March 26,
2003, issue of The Islander
Holmes Beach resident Rick Call filed a wrong-
ful death suit against Longboat Key Maintenance and
three of its drivers, claiming the company's negligence
caused the death of his wife Elizabeth Call in a traffic
accident on the Cortez Bridge. Call alleged the company
knew the driver of its vehicle that hit his wife's car had
a suspended license.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dawn Baker
requested the commission give approval for city attor-
ney Alan Prather to draft an ordinance prohibiting prop-
erty owners from building a structure that would block
an adjacent neighbor's view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Prather said it's a serious issue and, if the city passed
such an ordinance, it would require alterations to the
city's comprehensive plan and land development codes.
Commissioners agreed to discuss the issue further.
Jerry Wolf, 36, of Bradenton, was arrested by
the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol and careless driving after he drove his
Jeep into the concrete barrier on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge around 2 a.m. Wolf denied he was driving the
vehicle while claiming the driver had fled the scene.

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BB chief: Morris death investigation winds down

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
March 19 that the investigation into the 2009 death of
Sheena Morris, 22, is "winding down."
Special said the assisting Florida Department of
Law Enforcement agents, as well as BBPD Lt. Lenard
Diaz are in the process of completing
the FDLE SMART panel recommenda-
Stions issued in September 2012.
The recommendations came out of
a SMART panel review of the BBPD
investigation after years of publicly
Special campaigning for a new investigation
by Morris' mother, Kelly Osborn.
Morris was found hanging on her dog's leash in the

I had undergone two major surgeries." I don't remember
meeting these guys except one time in my driveway. "
Prosecutors had sought a first-degree murder convic-
tion against Viens, saying he killed his wife because she
stole $300 from their restaurant. Dawn Viens, in fact, had
been hiding money she received as tips while working in
the Narbonne Avenue restaurant because she feared her
husband was about to leave her.
A witness testified during his trial that Viens vowed
to "kill the bitch" over the theft. She was never seen
again. But McCurry, Viens attorney, argued that Viens
killed his wife accidentally and did not intend the duct
tape over her mouth to kill her. His argument succeeded
in reducing the conviction to second-degree murder.
But that didn't satisfy Viens, who said March 22 his
attorney should have presented more evidence about his
medical condition and allowed him to testify. During the
trial, Viens stood from his wheelchair and objected when
his attorney rested their case.
"His telling me not to testify was retarded," Viens
said. If he could have a new trial, Viens added, he would
testify and take a lie detector test "to prove what really
happened," not stories that deputy District Attorney Deb-
orah Brazil "sold" the judge and the jury.

shower of her BridgeWalk Resort motel room on Bridge
Street on New Year's Day.
The case was ruled a suicide, but Osborn hired a
forensic pathologist who convinced the District 12 medi-
cal examiner to change the cause of death to undetermined
in 2011 based on the expert's opinion that crime scene
photos showed the hanging may have been staged.
The forensic expert, Dr. Michael Berkland, has since
been discredited twice fired from medical examiner
duties and arrested late last year when human organs were
found in a storage unit he rented.
Berkland allegedly harvested brains, hearts, lungs
and other organs from funeral homes where he conducted
private autopsies.
FDLE found no wrongdoing in the BBPD investiga-
tion, but recommended the department close some loop-
holes in the case.

"I think she's afraid to face me in trial," Viens said.
"I would represent myself."
Viens said Brazil painted an unfair picture of him for
the jury, portraying him as a man who cooked his wife
for four days.
"It never happened," he said.
Friends reported Dawn Viens missing in November
2009. Viens told them she had walked away when he
demanded she go into drug rehab. A friend, Karen Pat-
terson, said she received text messages from her phone
indicating she was safe, but Dawn Viens' nickname was
misspelled. Viens' daughter testified during the trial that
she placed at least one of the texts.
For months, David Viens who served prison time
for drug offenses in Florida and Vermont before coming
to California refused to post a missing person flier or
conduct an interview. But in April 2010, he told the Daily
Breeze that "I loved my wife" and believed she would
return home after ski season. By that time, Viens had
already taken on a new girlfriend, who moved into his
house and into Dawn Viens' hostess job at the eatery.
In August 2010, homicide detectives took over the
case, saying they found blood spatter in the house Viens
once shared with his wife. When that information was

The investigation stalled in November when Osborn
refused to comply with a BBPD request to release Morris'
computer, cell phone and medical records.
Osborn relented and released the materials after
receiving a Dec. 3 letter from FDLE Special Agent in
Charge John Burke outlining the importance of her coop-
Special said it was the delay in receiving those
materials that delayed the investigation.
"FDLE didn't give us a timeline for their IT forensic
team to go through those materials," he said. "We knew
it would take awhile, but we are getting close to the end.
When that happens, we'll put all the information together
and send it over to the state attorney's office for its final
Special has consistently maintained confidence in
Diaz's conclusions and the initial ruling of suicide.

reported in the Daily Breeze, Viens purchased the news-
paper, confessed to his girlfriend, drove to Point Vicente
and jumped.
In court March 22, Viens said he "fell" from the
During her victim impact statement to the court,
Dayna Papin, Dawn Viens' sister, said she had loved her
sister's husband like a father, but did not feel sympathy
for him. She doubted her family can find closure.
"As I sat here the last hour listening, I learned I will
not have any peace for a very long time," Papin said. "I
think he's made it pretty clear to all of us he is going to
continue to fight for his freedom. "
Viens, who looked at her as she talked, quickly
responded: "Nobody loved Dawn Marie Viens more than
I did, or misses her more. I lied to police out of fear. My
life's been a mess ever since. I'm sorry Dayna."
He then slammed his hand on the table in front of
Re-published by The Islander and NewsManatee.com
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Editor's 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
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By Mark Young
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A 28-year-old Bradenton man faces a felony attempt-
ing to elude law enforcement charge after trying to escape
a March 16 traffic stop on a motorcycle.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a Holmes

Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
March 20, 2400 block of Avenue C, domestic
disturbance. A couple argued over how much time the
man spent with his friends. The man left the residence to
end the argument, but when he returned home for some
clothes, realized he forgot his key. Police assisted and the
man got his clothes and left for the night.
March 17, 900 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief.
A woman left her vehicle at the Gulf Drive Cafe after
having a flat tire. When she returned the next morning,
all four tires were flat. One of the tires had cut marks.
March 15, 111 Gulf Drive S., Island Time Bar
& Grill, battery. A man sitting on a bar stool nudged a
woman next to her to start a conversation. Another man
witnessed the incident and pushed the victim backward
off his bar stool, causing injuries to his arm and head.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
March 18, 12400 Cortez Road W., theft. A woman
reported she had been arguing with a man while riding
in a vehicle, when he pulled over, kicked her out of the
vehicle and drove off with her purse still inside.
March 14,4500 block of 124th Street West, domes-
tic disturbance. A woman went to her son's house where
an argument ensued with the mother of her son's girl-
friend. The subject left, but returned and the argument
started again, this time also involving the girlfriend. The

Beach police officer initiated a traf-
fic stop on Joel Freed while he was
riding a motorcycle in the 2900 block
of Avenue C.
Freed ignored the lights and sirens
behind him and allegedly increased
Freed speed while driving in and out of heavy
The officer reported speeds never went in excess of
50 mph, however.
Additional law enforcement units were contacted and
managed to contain Freed, who eventually stopped the
motorcycle and surrendered.
According to the report, Freed does not have a motor-

mother told police her son put her in a headlock and
forced her to the ground. A witness told police the woman
threw herself to the ground and the son never touched
her. According to the report, the woman appeared to be
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
March 2, 200 block of 73rd Street, theft. A resident
reported stolen fishing gear to the Holmes Beach Police
Department. The man was out of town while work was
performed on his home. The gear was valued at $1,729.
March 2, 6200 Flotilla Drive, vehicle burglary. A
man reported he returned to his boat after several weeks
and discovered the lower unit of his boat motor and other
items valued at $250 had been stolen.
March 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
suspicious person. Police made contact with a man at
the beach trolley stop. According to the report, the man
was intoxicated and his pants were falling off. The offi-
cer determined the man was too intoxicated to care for
himself. He was taken to Manatee Glens.
March 4, address unreported, child abuse. A female
juvenile told an adult that her older sibling had shown
her pornography and had engaged her in sexual activities.
Police interviewed the older sibling, who said their father
was aware his sister was lying and spreading rumors. The

cycle endorsement for his driver's license.
He was charged with misdemeanor operating a
motorcycle without a license and felony attempting to
elude law enforcement.
Freed allegedly admitted to police that he was
attempting to get away.
Court records indicate a list of troubles with the law
dating back to 2005.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail on
$1,620 bond. He was scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m.
Friday, April 12, at the Manatee County Judicial Center,
1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
According to jail records, Freed posted bond March
17 and was released.

father was interviewed and confirmed the accusations
were known to him. The case was turned over to child
protective services for investigation.
March 5, 5551 Marina Drive, assist West Mana-
tee Fire Rescue. An HBPD officer observed a small fire
under a dock and contacted the fire department, which
extinguished the flames. The officer observed a small
soldering iron on the dock, which had been left on.
March 5, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, theft.
A man reported someone stole 100 gallons of fuel from
his boat while it was docked behind his residence. The
fuel was valued at $480.
March 6, 5801 Marina Drive, city field/skate park,
theft. Following an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce event, garbage containers were left behind for later
pickup. One of the cans was loaded with electrical cords.
A chamber employee later went to the field to pick up
the cans, but they were gone. The items were valued at
March 8, 6500 block of Guava Street, theft. A com-
plainant reported two bikes valued at $200 were stolen
while parked in front of the home.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County Si, I ,f's Office.

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Island observes Easter with sunrise service

The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Easter Sun-
rise Service will take place at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March
31, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The annual service draws more than 1,000 people to
the beach.
The Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will be open at
6 a.m. for the early worship. Also, the island trolley will
be in operation at 6 a.m.
Organizers 'u~P.Il attendees bring blankets and
chairs for comfort, because the beach can be chilly at
The Rev. Dee deMontmollin of the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach will deliver the
The Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe Fellowship
in Holmes Beach will deliver the morning's sermon,
"Because of The Resurrection."
The Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Church
in Bradenton Beach and the Rev. Gary A. Batey of Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria will share
Easter Scripture.
The Rev. Rosemary Backer of the Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach will give the offer-

Anna Maria Island Privateers
making plans for invasion
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are strategizing
for an island invasion in November.
The pirate crew will hold the fundraiser Nov. 1-3 at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The event coincides
with the Sandblast sand-sculpting competition organized
by and benefiting Keep Manatee Beautiful.
The Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion 2013 will take
place noon-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a ball at 7 p.m.; 10
a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday,
Nov. 3.
Organizers estimate as many as 10,000 people will
attend the invasion, which will include retail, arts and
crafts vendors; food and beverage sales; re-enactments; a
parade of pirate ships; demonstrations; children's games;
a costume contest; the formal pirate ball; and an island-
wide pub crawl, among other events.
AMIP also plans a "capture of Bridge Street" on Sat-
urday, Nov. 2.
To join the fun as a vendor or sponsor, contact Tim
"Hammer" Thompson at 941-780-1668.

AMICCO presents
Music in the Park
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra will hold Music in the Park 5-10 p.m.
Friday, March 29, at Holmes Beach city field, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The organization is lining up blues, pop and
country bands, as well as retail and food and bever-
age vendors for the event.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at
941-799-2181 or email amicco@islandsandbeaches.

tory prayer and the benediction will be given by the
Rev. Michael Mullen of St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach.
Daniel Paul Anzaldo, accompanied by Drew Thomas,
will provide the music.
Collections at the service are shared among the
island churches and support charitable work in Manatee
For more information, call Kiwanis member Robyn
at Kinkopf 941-713-3386.

Pulver's painting tricks
Commercial illustrator Don Pulver of Bradenton will
demonstrate "Painting with Oil Sticks" on Saturday,
March 30, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. The gallery offers free demonstrations
on Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, call
941-778-6648 or go online to www.islandgallerywest.
com. Islander Courtesy Photo

Island Library announces
April events
April events at the Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, include:
9 a.m. Tuesday, preschool storytime.
1:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, Gulf Coast Writers
6 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, Mana-Tweens Book
2 p.m., Thursdays, April 4, April 18, knitting
6 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, Beach and Landscape
Photography seminar with James Corwin Johnson.
2 p.m. Friday, April 12, Alzheimer's Caregiver Sup-
port Group session.
10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, origami club.
6 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, Mana-Tweens pro-
10 a.m., Thursday, April 18, Friends Book Club
2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, Alzheimer's Associa-
tion session.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-



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The Sandbar hosts an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. Afterward, the Pine Avenue Easter party willfea-
ture crafts, games and contests, including a bonnet contest. Islander File Photo

Sandbar, PAR plan Easter celebrations

The Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will
host the 27th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday,
March 30.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m.
and the Easter Bunny will greet children.
After the hunt, the Easter Bunny will lead children on
a parade along Pine Avenue to other festivities sponsored
by Pine Avenue Restoration, including an egg roll and
bonnet contest.
Plans on Pine Avenue include:
Music by Chuck Caudill.

Theatre Odyssey presents
10-Minute play fest
Theatre Odyssey will present its eighth annual Ten-
Minute Play Festival March 29 -31 at the Westcoast Black
Theatre Troupe venue, 1646 10th Way, Sarasota.
Islander Tom Aposporos, a founder of the company
in 2006, appears in award-winning playwright Bernie
Yanelli's "Little Miss Ice Cream Cone," about the Hart-
ford, Conn., circus fire in 1944.
On March 29 and March 30, plays will be presented
at 8 p.m.
On March 30 and 31, there are two matinee perfor-
mances at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
Eight plays four comedies and four dramas chosen
from 51 entries will be presented, as well as the win-
ning play from Theatre Odyssey's Ten-Minute Student
Play Writing Festival.
"This year's play selections have something for
everybody and represent an impressive group of local
playwrights," said Catherine Randazzo, Theatre Odyssey
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn also is involved with
Theatre Odyssey, as a board member and house manager
for the festival, and as a former president.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go online
to www.theatreodyssey.org or call 941-799-7224.

Kiwanis to meet at beach cafe
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet at
8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. The program will feature Manatee County
School Board Chair Karen Carpenter.
For more, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-

Snacks and refreshments provided by the Sandbar
Restaurant and Anna Maria Donuts.
An Easter bonnet contest for kids and adults at
10:30 a.m. The adult winner wins a stay at Anna Maria
Guest House.
Photos with the Easter Bunny taken by Dara Caudill
of Island Photography.
For more information, call Tina Fusaro at 941-778-

AGAMI to meet
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island meets
Monday, April 1, at the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program includes a discussion on plein air paint-
ing and drawing.
For more information, call the Guild Gallery at 941-
778-6694 or go online to www.amiartistsguildgallery.

Center holds workshops
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, continues to host wellness
workshops, including:
"What's Your Personality?" 6:30 p.m., Tuesday,
April 2, and Wednesday, April 3.
"Deepok Chopra: Grow Older Live Longer," 10
a.m., Tuesday, April 9.
"The Five Love Languages," 9 a.m., Tuesday, April
For more information, including admission details,
call Sharen Pittman at 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.

De Soto National Memorial
celebrates Florida history
The De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto
Memorial Hwy., Bradenton, will celebrate Florida his-
tory with period re-enactments and exhibits 10 a.m.-3
p.m. Saturday, March 30.
The event will follow a timeline from the Spanish
colonial, Florida's Seminole wars, Civil War to the World
Wars. The Florida Public Archaeology Network will be
conducting demonstrations.
Admission is free.
For more information, go online to www.nps.gov/
deso or call 941-792-0458.

Margaret Londergan of
Bloomington, Ind., Susan
Anthony from York,
Maine, and Molly Gles-
mann, from Remsen, N.Y,
peruse the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church
exhibit March 12 at the
Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria
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Wednesday, March 27
7:46 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, March 28
7:26 a.m. Official sunrise time.

Friday, March 29
5-10 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orches-
tra Music in the Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-799-2181.

Saturday, March 30
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Manatee County School Board
chair Karen Carpenter is the speaker. Information: 941-778-1383.
9 a.m. Easter egg hunt for children and refreshments, Sand-
bar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Followed by an Easter
parade along Pine Avenue. Information: 941-778-8710.
9:30 a.m. Pine Avenue Restoration Easter Party, Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.
10 a.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Don Pulver, "Oil Stick Painting."
Information: 941-778-6648.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Historical Society
Island Heritage Day, with tours, music, arts and crafts and food
on the museum grounds, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:

Sunday, March 31
Today is Easter.
6:30 a.m. The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Easter
Sunrise Service, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-713-3386.

Monday, April 1
April Fool's Day.
6:30 p.m. Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting and
program on plein air painting, the Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Tuesday, April 2
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.

Wednesday, April 3
7:49 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, March 29
10 a.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Children's Parade and

Volunteer cooks wear "old jail" uniforms during a past
Heritage Days Festival. The event takes place March
30 at the AMI Historical Society museum and jail.

Party, Sutton Park, 1050 Sixth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-

Saturday, March 30
10 a.m.-3 p.m. De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto
Memorial Hwy., Bradenton, celebrates Florida history with period
reenactments. Information: 941-792-0458.

Sunday, March 31
6:30 a.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Sunrise Easter service,
Mosaic Amphitheater, Bradenton Riverwalk, Bradenton. Information:

March 29-31, Theatre Odyssey Ten-Minute Play Festival,
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe venue, 1646 10th Way, Sarasota.
Fee applies. Information: 941-799-7224.
Through March 30, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society juried
exhibit, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-746-2862.
Through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium,
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the
Water's Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday through Easter, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m.
Information: 941-778-1813.
Wednesday through spring, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers
bread. Information: 941-778-0492.
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.
First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext.
Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-

Historical society holds

heritage fest
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will pres-
ent its 22nd annual Heritage Days Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, March 30.
The festival will take place at the historic museum
park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
AMIHS will host clowns and musical entertainment,
food and beverage vendors, as well as vendors selling
arts, crafts, jewelry and collectibles.
AMIHS volunteers also will be selling food. A tradi-
tion has been the sale of Jailhouse Dogs.
For more information, call the museum at 941-778-

tion: 941-778-1541.
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
Information: 941-778-1541.
Wednesday through spring, bingo games, Annie Silver Com-
munity Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee
may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations
requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open
house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
Third Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon,
Manatee Audubon Society, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave.
E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
Sunday, through April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street
Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include
a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.
Monday, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-254-4972.
First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria
Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-
Tuesday, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group
meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-3390.

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Manatee County's annual spring celebration, the De
Soto Heritage Festival, begins on Friday, March 29, with
a children's parade and party in Palmetto.
The parade lines up at the Manatee County Fair-
grounds in Palmetto and, at 10 a.m., proceeds south on
10thAvenue West from 15th Street to Fifth Street, ending
at Sutton Park.
On Sunday, March 31, the festival's sunrise Easter
service will take place at the Mosaic Amphitheater on
Bradenton's Riverwalk.
The festival continues in April with:
The SeaFood Fest on the downtown Bradenton Riv-
erfront April 5-7. The event is 5-10 p.m. Friday, April
5; 11 a.m.-ll p.m. Saturday, April 6; and noon-7 p.m.
Sunday, April 7.
The Bottle Boat Regatta on the Palma Sola Cause-

Chapel offers India program
"Enchanting India" will be the topic for the
monthly breakfast club program at the Longboat
Island Chapel at 9 a.m. Monday, April 1, in the chapel
fellowship hall, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key.
Chapel members who traveled India, including a
stay at the Home of the Indian NATIONS, a children's
non-profit home, will present the program, including
a discussion on India today, its unique culture, travel
recommendations and children's home experiences.
Breakfast is included and the public is welcome
to attend.
Call the chapel for reservations at 941-383-6491.

Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-794-8044.

Coming up
April 13, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.
April 20, International Coastal Cleanup, various locations in
Manatee County.
*April 20, Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck,
Few-Miller Dock, Cortez.

Save the date
May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
May 4, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
May 9, the Island Players' opening of "37 Postcards," Island
Players theater, Anna Maria.
May 18, Anna Maria Island Privateers' Snooks Adams Kids
Day, location to be announced.

1 he le Soto Heritage festival Bottle Boat Kegatta will
take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, along the
Palma Sola Causeway. Islander File Photo

way, Saturday, April 13. The racing will be 10 a.m.-2
The Musical and Fashion Show featuring the
queen's court at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Bra-
denton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.,
The De Soto Ball at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at
Bradenton Municipal Auditorium.
The De Soto Grande Parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 27. Starting at Manatee High School, the parade
route goes west on NinthAvenue, north along 39th Street
West to Manatee Avenue and then turns east toward
downtown Bradenton to Ninth Street West.
Islanders can expect traffic delays in Bradenton on
Manatee Avenue during the Grande Parade and, along
the Palma Sola Causeway during the regatta.
For more details, call 941-747-1998.

June 1, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be announced.

How to submit 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 a week before publication. High-
resolution photographs welcome.

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Prep work taking place for
Food and Wine
The third annual Food and Wine on Pine is set for
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on Anna Maria's east-
west main street.
Organizers expect more than 25 restaurants to par-
ticipate in the culinary celebration, as well as makers and
servers of craft beers and fine wines.
Island restaurant owner Ed Chiles established Food
and Wine in 2011 as part of the celebration for the centen-
nial of the Anna Maria City Pier.
Chiles, according to a news release, sought to pro-
mote local independent restaurants, with an emphasize
on serving local produce and sustainable seafood on
Actors will stroll Pine Avenue portraying early island
inhabitants and more than 30 musical performances are
planned. Also, work by local artists will be featured and
organizers will set up a children's activity area.
Admission to Food and Wine, expected to draw 3,000
people, is free.
Proceeds from Food and Wine will benefit the Anna
Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Cultural Connections, Anna
Maria Island Artists Guild, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society and Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust.
For more information, contact Caryn Hodge at 941-

Garden club announces
flower show winners
The Anna Maria Garden Club held its annual
Penny Flower Show March 20 at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
First-place prizes went to Becky Robinson for
her "Sleeping Beauty," Cynthia Foster for her "Jack
and the Beanstalk," Maureen McCormick for her
'"Tom Thumb" and "Horticulture" and Clare Faner
for her "The Old Woman in a Shoe," "Little Red
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Island artist exhibits at Art Uptown
The abstract seascapes of Holmes Beach artist Maro Lorimer will be featured in
"Meditations," a month-long, one-woman show opening March 30 at Art Uptown,
1367 Main St., Sarasota.
An artist's reception is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the gallery.
Lorimer is originally from a waterfront village on eastern
Long Island. She lived in the Colorado mountains for many years
before moving to Anna Maria Island 14 years ago. She also has
spent considerable time in New Zealand.
Among the paintings to be shown at Art Uptown is "The
Inlet." A vast bay and distant barrier island that looks very much
Lorimer like the Florida Gulf Coast, but could equally well be Fire Island
and the Great South Bay, where the artist grew up sailing and
where Hurricane Sandy recently created a new inlet.
"Low Tide," in gold tones, offers interesting textures, including u (h' '.l I i, nof
the seabed bottom.
"Meditation," a dark and mysterious piece, was inspired by the communion
the artist felt with nature and her elderly father, as they sat together at a pond in his
final days.
"Meditations" will run through April 26.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-955-5409 or go online to www.

Worldwide art
Artists from Anna Maria
Island and across the
globe connected via
computers join guests
for a one-year anniver-
sary party and "Spiral"
exhibit March 22 at
Artspace studio and gal-
lery, 101 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria. ArtSpace
co-owner Deborah
Webster demonstrates
on a laptop the work by
a participating artist in
South Africa. Several
artists presented work
via smartphone QR code
access. Islander Photo:
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Wash and rinse for relay
Firefighters with the West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 and Manatee County Emer-
gency Medical Service employees, along with representatives from the island Publix,
gather March 9for a car wash to raise money for an American Cancer Society Relay
for Life team. The volunteers, in addition to washing vehicles, served hot dogs, ham-
burgers and baked goods to raise $851. Islander Courtesy Photo

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Local arts groups held a Demo/Sale-a-bration March
20, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The event featured local artists showing how to use
products from Keeton's Office and Art Supply in Braden-
About 100 attendees watched Kathleen Masur dem-
onstrate silk painting; Roger Rockefeller using color pen-
cils; Cheryl Jorgensen using watercolors on yupo; Kathy
Sparks using acrylics; Joan Voyles and Barbara Hines
demonstrating drawing with charcoal; Kay Johnson dem-
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The Redeemed performs for fun, fundraisers

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
To help out fundraisers, churches and just for the fun
of it, four friends from CrossPointe Fellowship in Holmes
Beach formed The Redeemed.
The Southern gospel quartet, Ralph and Sandi Warfel,
Carl Jones and Fuzz Meneley met at CrossPointe church
four years ago.
It was a fifth member, sound technician Jim John-
ston, who provided the glue, according to Sandi Warfel.
At Johnston's urging, she said, they formed the group to
keep in touch.
Since then, they regularly perform for crowds as far
away as Tennessee, but mostly at Bradenton, Palmetto,
Ellenton and island churches.
Sandi's husband Ralph Warfel works at BB&T
Oswald Trippe & Co. of Holmes Beach. The couple
moved to the island in 2000 from Colorado, where Sandi
worked as an association manager and also at a tennis
Fuzz Meneley no one knows his true first name
- is a retired contractor. Carl Jones works locally, and
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BB P&Z reviews new cell tower ordinance amendments

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Planning & Zoning Board
moved to accept the first reading of the city's amended
cellular communications ordinance, nullified when the
city parted ways with the ordinance's original author.
While the city has repeatedly referred to repealing
the ordinance drafted by Lawrence "Rusty" Monroe of
Center for Municipal Solutions, city planner Alan Garrett
said March 19 at the P&Z meeting that the ordinance is
being amended, not repealed.
Negotiations failed to retain Monroe as a consultant
earlier this year when he and the city could not come to
terms on a contract.
Garrett said what the city has done is essentially the
same thing as repealing, but by amending it, they were
able to continue negotiations with Riden Industries.
"We are not repealing it, we are amending it," said
Garrett. "It's virtually the same thing. There is just a dif-
ference in the wording, but it allows us to continue our
negotiations with Riden Industries," the company already
committed to a land lease agreement with the city.
Garrett said there are substantial changes to the ordi-
nance, including the removal of the first 29 pages.
"We are striking through those existing regulations
and replacing them with newer regulations," he said. "We
didn't reinvent the wheel here. We used Sarasota County's
ordinance, which has been successful and unchallenged
for 15 years."
Garrett said city staff adjusted Sarasota's ordinance
to fit the needs of Bradenton Beach.
Some key changes include adding a stipulation that
cell towers in the city cannot be built on private prop-
"To protect the nature and character of the city, one
shall not be placed anywhere but on city property," he
Garrett said under the previous ordinance, height
restrictions were measured from the surface of the struc-
ture. City staff recommended changing that to be sea
level, as is determined by Manatee County.
"This is a more consistent means of measuring height
and is similar to what we already use in the city," he

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present amendments on the city's cellular communica-
tions ordinance at a March 19 planning and zoning
meeting. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The Sarasota County ordinance requires barbed wire
on top of fencing surrounding a cell tower. Garrett recom-
mended that be removed from the amended ordinance and
that signage on a cell tower be limited to 16 square feet.
One of the controversial sticking points of the pro-
posed cell tower has been the height restrictions under
the old ordinance. Garrett said those restrictions can be
amended in the new ordinance.
He said the city could also add up to 40 feet without
a public hearing, but suggested the ordinance require a
public hearing under conditional use exceptions.
Garrett said restrictions were put in place to prohibit
cell towers in residential districts.
P&Z member John Burns noted that not every city
park is in a residential zone and wanted the ordinance to
exclude city parks as potential cell tower site.
Garrett said if there was a consensus from the board,
he would work on that language, but the board was
Barbara Curtis said the city would be limiting
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came to a public hearing, which would be required by
the ordinance.

Opposition continues
Opposition to the cell tower proposed at the public
works/police department properties arose at first mention
of the ordinance.
Carl Parks, chair of the Scenic Waves Partnership
Committee that helped work on the original ordinance
that, according to Parks, was intentionally designed to
be restrictive, has been an outspoken opponent.
Parks said the cell tower stems from the lobbying
efforts of Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale,
although he and some elected officials in 2009 "felt it
inappropriate and unnecessary."
Parks said the only thing that has changed is the
$350,000 "payoff to the city for converting valuable
public land to private use for up to 50 years."
The proposed agreement includes an initial payment
to the city, but the city also would receive a monthly
percentage of fees from cellular providers renting space
on the tower.
Other objections were that cellular phone tk. hn,11111 4t ,
is already outdating existing towers and would likely do
so by next year.
Former city Commissioner Janie Robertson ques-
tioned the procedure, saying the city has signed a land-
lease agreement.
"How does the new ordinance affect the lease that
was signed by the mayor?" she asked.
Building official Steve Gilbert reminded Robertson
that the lease agreement is a separate entity from the
"It's just a lease," he said. "It says we can proceed
down this road, but all permits still have to be obtained.
If the application doesn't pass muster, then the lease goes
Garrett also addressed ongoing confusion relating to
fall zones since previous public opposition had focused
on an inadequate fall zone at the proposed public works
"Requirements that the tower should be set back
equal to the fall zone is designated by an engineer certi-
fied and licensed by the state to determine what the fall
zone is," he said. "The formula is not based on a tower
falling over. It's based on a tower collapsing on itself,
which they are designed to do."
Dan DeBaun moved to recommend approval of the
ordinance based on testimony and information submitted
to include staff changes to the ordinance. Curtis seconded
the motion, which passed 3-1. Burns was the dissenter.
The ordinance will come before the P&Z board for a
second public hearing before the board makes its recom-
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Nancy Christine Atkinson, 90, of Holmes Beach, died
March 9. She was bornAug. 4, 1922, in Collinsville, Ill.,
to the late George and Christine (Edwards) Kalbfleisch.
She moved to Manatee County in the late 1940s from
St. Louis. She was an accomplished golfer, having won
several tournaments at the Bradenton Country Club and
at Highland Falls Country Club, Highland, N.C., where
she and husband John Atkinson had a summer home.
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Mrs. Atkinson is survived by husband John and
daughter Christine and husband Steven Nelson of Bra-

Peter Louis Kenney
Peter Louis Kenney, 85, of Holmes Beach and for-
merly of Westport, Conn., died March 17. Mr. Kenney
was a resident at Shell Point condominium in Holmes
Beach, having moved in 2007 with his wife, Hap, to Anna
Maria Island after a half century in Westport.
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Sto the late Peter Kenney and Augusta
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Kenney the U.S. Army and was sent to Berlin
in the closing days of World War II. As
a language specialist, he was tasked with monitoring
German broadcasts and later guarding Adolf Hitler's
He graduated from Tufts University where he played
football and then built a career as an electronics and light-
ing specialist, working for LTV, General Electric and Bra-
zill Brothers, a New York lighting design company. He
engineered lighting systems for many New York City
landmarks, including Chelsea Pier and the Twin Towers
of the World Trade Center.
An avid sailor, he and his family restored a wooden
hulled 45-foot gaffed-rigged cutter named "Moonraker,"
which they often sailed on the New England coast. He
also competed in many Long Island Sound sailboat
A private service was held March 18 at Shell Point
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Holmes Beach to review use of city field

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners at their March 21
work session agreed with a _'tu'.liOII by Mayor Carmel
Monti to take a look at how city property is rented.
He said he thought the city field might be "over-
used" by nonprofit organizations and he questioned how
much of the profits go to nonprofits. Some nonprofits
might be used as a front for a business operation in an
attempt to gain a reduced permit fee.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth, whose grandfather,
John Holmes Sr., was a contributor of city lands where
now there is a library, fire station, baseball park, soccer
field, public works and city hall, said the original intent
of the donation was for public recreation, not solely for
"It's supposed to be for recreation, but now we've put
a bandstand there and we are the worst neighbors of all.
We need to be considerate of our neighbors," she said.
Commission Chair Jean Peelen said she looked at
the city's ordinance and it requires the nonprofit post a
sign stating how much of the proceeds are going to the
nonprofit. She said she's never seen such a sign at any of
the recent events.
"But, is it any of our business how much the non-
profit gets?" she asked.
Monti was concerned any business could use a non-
profit as a front organization to reserve the field for an
He noted that someone requested use of the field
in May for a musical festival to raise funds for a young
woman who was injured in an accident.
Commissioners agreed it's up to the mayor to approve
or deny an application for use of the field.
Too many "crap shows" and other events are renting
the field for the $250 price, which is too cheap, Commis-
sioner Marvin Grossman said.
Monti said he would ask city staff to have the appli-
cant provide proof an organization is a nonprofit before
approving further applications to use the field. He said
he also would consider asking for an accounting of how
much vendors take in and how much is given to the spon-
soring nonprofit.
He said he wanted to be sure the nonprofits are not
being used as front organizations for money-making ven-

Mr. Kenney is survived by wife Hap; children Erin
of Stuart, Fla., Tegan Conlon of Redding Ridge, Conn.,
and Peter L. III of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and grand-
children Kate and Kiera Conlon, Brenden Becker and
Maxwell and Gibson.

Peelen pointed out that the nonprofit is supposed to
get 100 percent of the profit made from the sale of alco-
hol, according to state alcohol license regulations.
If alcohol sales are part of the event, the fee increases
to $500, although the commission can waive the fee.
Commissioner Pat Morton and other commissioners
were concerned that events damage the soccer field. Some
events require setting up equipment a day in advance and
use city electricity.
Titsworth wondered if some event planners are taking
advantage of the city's generosity for events that would
cost thousands of dollars at another venue.
City attorney Patricia Petruff said if the mayor denies
an application, the applicant can appeal to the commis-
sion, but there's nothing in the regulations that says the
city has to approve all uses of the city field.
Monti said he would direct staff to alert him of an
application that "just doesn't look right," noting that use
of the field is supposed to be for the benefit of residents
of Holmes Beach.
In other business, Grossman expressed concern about
the amount of parking required of restaurants. He said the
city used to require one space for every three seats, but
changed that several years ago to one space for every five
seats. He envisions more restaurants may open in the city,
creating a parking problem for residents and visitors.
"I don't want to take away from the restaurants we
have now, I just want to make it difficult for new restau-
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Grossman said.
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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy opened a
March 19 department head meeting by offering an apol-
ogy to Commissioner Gay Breuler.
Shaughnessy admitted he made harsh comments over
Breuler's effort to landscape Gulf Drive north of Cortez
Road as part of the city's ongoing gateway beautification
Commissioners ultimately voted against Breuler's
portion of the project, but Shaughnessy said he felt his
words toward Breuler's effort were "overboard."
Breuler said the commission vote doesn't bother her,
but she felt unfairly bashed in the mayor's comments.
As far as accepting the ap',li,'y, she said, "Of course, I
Shaughnessy said he felt the public a p 1o '-. was nec-
essary considering his comments were made at a public

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411 on armed robbery
Police are seeking information on an armed rob-
bery suspect described as a male about 5 feet 6 inches
tall and weighing about 250 pounds.
A 30-year-old Holmes Beach man was walking
home March 18 in the 11300 block of Cortez Road
West, in Bradenton, at 11:40 p.m. when a vehicle
passed him by.
The vehicle then made a U-turn and stopped
in front of the victim. A masked man armed with a
handgun exited the vehicle and pointed the gun at the
victim, demanding all of his belongings.
The suspect then fled with the man's belongings
in an unknown-make sedan, dark in color, in an east-
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Anyone with information about this case is asked
to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-
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Commissioners complimented the administration
department's efforts to keep the city moving forward in
the absence of city clerk Nora Idso, who has been battling
a lk ingl) illness.
Under the administration portion of the meeting,
Breuler said she would like to see the city take a differ-
ent approach to handling letters from the public.
"I'm a little uncomfortable with the way we are han-
dling letters that come in, such as public letters and such,"
she said. "We have an obligation to run the city as best we
can, and we do. Responding to all these letters in depth
doesn't make sense and I think it makes us vulnerable."
Breuler said she would like the city to simply
acknowledge receipt of the letter and leave it at that
unless a response is warranted.
"I think we should look at that policy," she said.
Public works director Tom Woodard reported his
projects, both the Eighth Street South Dock and the float-
ing dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, are
close to being finalized.
Woodard also said the gateway sign project is not yet
close to being completed.

Bradenton Beach commissioners and department heads
meet March 19 at city hallfor an informal update on
each of the city's department activities. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

"Our hangup right now is DOT," he said. L\ .) -
thing has been submitted to them and we are waiting for
them to come back to us."
Woodard said once DOT approves the location,
which is on the northeast corner of Cortez Road and Gulf
Drive, the project will still have to go through a construc-
tion agreement between the city and DOT.
Building official Steve Gilbert said the city would
likely have to do a resolution, as well.
Woodard reported the stormwater projects on Ave-
nues A and B are winding down and one on Fifth Street
South is getting ready to start.
The stormwater projects are funded through the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.
He said the Fifth Street project would not require any
road closures, and no utility services would be interrupted
for residents.
Gilbert reported the planning department is ahead in
the number of permits compared to this time last year,
but down on fees.
There were 63 permits issued from January-March
last year, while 93 have been issued thus far this year.
"But the money is behind," he said. "Last year, we
had a couple of commercial projects. This year, we have
a lot of small renovation projects."
Gilbert said there are two new homes coming under
review, and he expects five more in the coming months.
He told commissioners at least two commercial projects
are expected to be applied for this year.
When asked what the commercial projects were, Gil-
bert said he would prefer not to say until the applications
were filed.

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Anna Maria talks over size limits for future homes

By Bonner Joy
Islander Editor
Anna Maria city commissioners came to a work ses-
sion March 21 to talk over a proposed ordinance limiting
home living area to a percentage of lot size, as well as lot
Commission Chair John Quam was absent and Vice
Chair Chuck Webb ran the workshop.
Webb first announced that the commission will no
longer allow questions of commissioners or staff during
public comments. He said, "You need to talk to commis-
sioners after the meeting. We want to get done with the
business of the meeting."
City planner Alan Garrett reviewed the options for
the living area to lot size ratio at 40 percent with a pos-
sible addition of 5 percent for porches, atriums and such,
under roof but not air conditioned.
He noted the building area on a lot on the beach may
be smaller than the 40 percent LAR, because some lots
are measured to the mean high tide line.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said he thought the
city should stick with .40 LAR, saying, "at least I think
it's simple."
Discussion turned to formulas for calculating lot
coverage, including 40 percent lot coverage for homes
limited to two stories and 27 feet in height, or 30 percent
lot coverage for two-stories of living space built to a
maximum height of 37 feet.
Discussion turned to 50 percent lot coverage based
on sample drawings submitted by resident Mike Cole-
Building official Bob Welch said that if you have 50
percent lot coverage, with the LAR at 40, \ .) Ii ng else
pretty much takes care of itself. He asked the commission
to "keep it as simple as possible, and staff will appreciate
Coleman said, "Lot coverage, LAR and the setbacks
you have, if you agree to those three things, and I think
you will, you could pass a law pretty quick."
Attorney Scott Rudacille asked commissioners to
reconsider the parking restrictions imposed a couple of
months ago. He suggested the city is limiting options
for parking by including it in lot coverage and he asked
commissioners to consider bonuses for ground-level
remodels, including those adding a second level with a
total height under 27 feet.

Commissioner Gene Aubry said he likes the .40
LAR, existing setbacks and .50 lot coverage, but prefers
to re-examine parking restrictions.
Commissioner Nancy Yetter and
Webb were holding out for .45 lot cov-
erage, but only 10 percent LAR for the
area of a lot that exceeds 8,000 square
Woodland sought consensus for
Aubry .50 lot coverage and, Yetter agreed, so

driveways and sidewalks.
There was no agreement on further
limiting the lot area over 8,000 square
Aubry said if you have .40 LAR,
b the existing setbacks and 50 percent
lot coverage, "the rest takes care of
The commission next got a lesson
on the Bert J. Harris Jr. Private Property
Rights Protection Act and a strong warn-
ing about possible "taking" of property
Sights from city attorney Jim Dye.
Woodland Welch then produced a spreadsheet
of applications to meet criteria to be eligi-
ble for construction permits in spite of the administrative
moratorium on permits in effect while the commission
discusses the future building criteria limits.
He outlined 14 properties, three of which he recom-
mends denial of permits based on the lack of proof of
ongoing plans provided by the owners, and including the
three model homes planned by Bon Eau Enterprises on
South Bay Boulevard.
Welch said he still plans to meet with Dye about
accepting and rejecting projects.
Garrett was instructed to proceed with preparation of
the city's historic preservation ordinance for commission
review based on past discussion.
Commissioners also agreed to discuss parking at a
future meeting as it relates to older, ground-level homes,
lot coverage and LAR.

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Mayor Sue Lynn clarified for staff that the commis-
sion is asking that the parking ordinance be brought for-
ward again.
"If we're going to keep ground-floor houses, we need
to look at some leniency for maintaining them, and that
includes new parking requirements," Aubry said.
The commission next meets at 6 p.m. Thursday,
March 28, at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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BB commissioner calls for safety action at S curve

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
At a March 19 Bradenton Beach department head
meeting, Commissioner Jan Vosburgh called for action
on the city's long-time safety concerns at the S curve on
Gulf Drive near 12th Street South.
Vosburgh said she is working with the Florida
Department of Transportation to attain a caution light at
the blind spot in the middle of the S curve.
There are currently two caution lights before enter-
ing the S curve, but they are set back several dozen feet
along with posted yellow 25-mph signs.
Commissioners have fielded multiple complaints
about speeding through the S curve and several near
misses have been reported of pedestrians attempting to
cross Gulf Drive near the portion of the S curve on 12th
Street South.
A similar situation exists at the S curve near 20th
Street North.
Vosburgh said there is some interest from DOT, but
that no substantial progress has been made to garner a
commitment for action.
Police Chief Sam Speciale said his units often run
radar near the S curve, and he already has planned more
radar time for his patrol units.

Traffic flows through the S curve in Bradenton Beach
on Gulf Drive past 12th Street South, where safety con-
cerns have been noted by city commissioners for some
time. Islander Photo: Mark Young

'"The problem is that people think they can just walk
into the street and cars have to yield," said Speciale.
Vosburgh said the blind spot is dangerous, "and
someone is going to get killed there."
Special said DOT is considering a speed change
on Gulf Drive beginning immediately off the exit of the

HB passes first reading of dock, party
By Mark Young nor the city have received complaints regarding docks.
Islander Reporter "I do agree that it needs more clarification," he said.
Public comment about a Holmes Beach proposal "You might get some funny looking docks out of this, but
to amend its dock ordinance was met with some public I don't see it as an overwhelming problem."
resistance at the city's March 12 meeting. Commissioners offered that more work could be
Citizens expressed concerns for the commission's done before the final reading and approval.
reasons for the ordinance and the lack of public discus- They were a little more divided over the first reading
sion before the first reading of the amended ordinance, of an amendment to revise the city's land development
"We originally thought this would be discussed at code pertaining to duplexes. The LDC amendment will
the work session last week, but that didn't happen," said eliminate the practice of dividing a duplex into two struc-
Terry Parker. "So, it seems a bit hasty to have a first read- tures on one foundation.
ing when we haven't gone through it in detail. There are It allows existing structures with connections by
some serious issues with this." underground footings to be grandfathered, but new
Parker said the ordinance does not address extended duplexes will have to maintain a common wall.
property lines into the water, what the restrictions are, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore
"and a whole series of other things." asked commissioners to take a closer look at architectural
Commissioner Judy Titsworth moved to approve the designs when considering the ordinance.
first reading with Commissioner Marvin Grossman open- "We don't want new structures to look like boxes,"
ing discussion with a second. she said.
Commissioner Pat Morton raised a concern about a After some public objection to the proposed amend-
property having two water frontages such as corner ment, Morton moved to approve the first reading with
lots with frontage both on the bay and a canal. Titsworth seconding the motion.
"Are you going to say you can only have one dock?" Zaccagnino objected to the process, saying the ordi-
he asked. nance would limit the city's green goals.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino noted neither he "What I think it will do is limit landscaping," he said.

Cortez Bridge.
The current speed is 45 mph all the way to the S
curve, "and people aren't slowing down to 25 by the time
they get there," he said.
"We want to get them to go from 45 to 35 to 25," he
Vosburgh said she's heard the same discussion from
DOT and feels that may be the direction they are moving
but, in the meantime, she would like the city to do what
it can to prevent a potential tragedy.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said the problem exists
because the island motorists are from other states.
"People come down from up north and, in their states,
pedestrians have the right of way at all times," he said.
"It's not that way here in Florida."
Mayor John Shaughnessy said the responsibility is
with drivers and pedestrians, but especially pedestrians
since they would be on the losing end of a crash.
"Pedestrians have to be alert, too," he said. "We put
a sidewalk in and people are still walking on the road.
We have crosswalks that people don't use. They cross the
street without even looking both ways."
Special said he would step up radar patrols at the S
curve to ensure traffic slows down. He previously indi-
cated he would park an ghost car there.

wall ordinances
"We are the only city on the island that has increased our
green canopy, which is in our vision plan."
Zaccagnino said the recently adopted living-area
ratio addresses the problem.
"That was the silver bullet," he said. "It's the law
now. I really believe this is a worthless law. I think we
are over governing."
Zaccagnino said the city is setting itself up to ensure
duplexes will remain rentals. He said the units that appear
to be single-family homes are more desirable.
Titsworth disagreed, saying the amendment to elimi-
nate underground footers "is sealing up loopholes," and,
she added, requiring a common wall is long overdue.
Peelen said the issue started with developers trying
to make a duplex look like two houses.
She said requiring a party wall will make the duplex
less attractive to investors seeking vacation rentals, which
echoes what Titsworth has said in the past.
Zaccagnino said the ordinance would detract from
the saleability of these types of units and "ensure the
permanency of their rental status for the next 30 years."
The first reading of the proposed ordinance passed
4-1, with Zaccagnino voting no.
The next work session is at 7 p.m. Thursday, March
28, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.


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Kids break out with faith
Volunteer Judy Duncan helps kids create ii,, /%i, of Faith" March 12 at the Cros-
sPointe Fellowship Spring Break-Out, a week of games, stories, music, crafts and
snacks keeping students in grades K-5 busy during their vacation. Break-out was
held at the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann

Easter beach bunny meets chicks
Tiffany Eckert, visiting family in Bradenton Beach while on spring break from
school in Galesburg, Ill., stumbles on an umbrella where Easter Bunny aka Beach
Bunny, and his chicks enjoy the cool sand. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tracy Eckert

Island real estate transactions

Monday, April 1
Record day, no school for students, no foolin'.
Tuesday, April 2
Breakfast: Burrito or Biscuit and Gravy or Smucker's Waffle
Lunch: Hamburger, Cheeseburger on Bun or
Teriyaki Chicken with Confetti Rice, Pineapple Tidbits,
Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Beans, Assorted Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, April 3
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty
and Toast or Proballs
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Gravy, Warm Roll, Mixed
Fruit Cocktail, Mashed Potatoes, Mini Romaine Salad,
Assorted Fresh Fruit
Thursday, April 4
Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit or Ultimate Breakfast Round
Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs or Breaded Beef Sandwich,
Applesauce, Green Beans, Fresh Veggie Dipper,
Assorted Fresh Fruit
Friday, April 5
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Super Round
Lunch: Pizza Choice or McManatee Riblet Sandwich, Peach
Cup, Corn, Baby Carrot and Celery Dipper,
Assorted Fresh Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal

By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
205 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,384 sfla / 1,754 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar pool home built in 1968 on a 75x100 lot
was sold 02/28/13, Sabow to Suncoast Gulf Properties
LLC for $535,000; list $579,000.
220 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,719 sfla / 2,143
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1957 on
a 75x148 lot was sold 02/26/13, Hiteman to Roaldi for
207 55th St., Unit A, AMI Pineapple Paradise,
Holmes Beach, a 1,232 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with
pool built in 1960 was sold 02/26/13, Will to Stadler for
$525,000; list $549,000.
108 Fifth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 764 sfla / 1,052
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1936 on a 42x98 lot was
sold 02/26/13, Ulgenalp to Hoermann for $368,000.
26 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, a 978 sfla / 1,730
sfur 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1964 on a 25x87
lot was sold 02/26/13, Jorgensen to Hollingsworth for


5344 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach

$315,000; list $325,000.
2313 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,912 sfla /
3,033 sfur 6bed/4bath duplex built in 1997 on a 50x1000
lot was sold 03/01/13, Wallenstein to Mark Anthony Arci-
diacono Realty LLC for $291,500; list $369,000.
522 Pine Ave., Unit 5D, Bayou, Anna Maria, a 822
sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1973 was sold 02/28/13,
Irwin to Blundell for $230,000; list $260,000.
201 35th St., Unit 3, Anna Maria Beach Place,
Holmes Beach, a 630 sfla lbed/lbath condo with shared
pool built in 1969 was sold 02/22/13, McCarty to Lan-
pher for $186,000; list $180,000.
2502 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50x100
lot was sold 02/27/13, Gulf Coast Equity Group LLC to
Praetor for $173,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

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Super Bowl contests end another season of flag football

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The NFL flag football season at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center came to a close March 18 with
an award ceremony for individual achievements followed
by Super Bowl contests March 21-22.
Andrew Zink brought home the sportsmanship award
in the 14-17 division, while Carolyn Cullinan won the
female MVP. Jack Shinn was offensive MVP and Joe
Andruzzi captured the division defensive MVP.
Anni Walter earned the sportsmanship award in the
11-13 division, while Hannah McCracken brought home
the female MVPtrophy. Jake Ross grabbed offensive MVP
and Jean-Paul Russo earned defensive MVP honors.
The sportsmanship honors in the 8-10 division went
to Daniel Sentman, while Ava Zink earned the female
MVP award. Jackson Hayes captured offensive MVP
honors, while Bears' teammate Tuna McCracken brought
home the defensive MVP trophy.
Two of the three Super Bowl contests in the youth
divisions were blowouts, very much like most NFL Super
Bowls. The 8-10 division championship game, however
was an exciting back-and-forth affair between Coastal
Orthopedic Bears and Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings.
The game started out defensive, but that changed
at the 10-minute mark when Bears' quarterback Gavin
Johnston connected on a screen pass to Jackson Hayes,
who outran the defense to complete a 25-yard catch-and-
run play and give the Bears a 6-0 lead.
Undaunted, the Vikings came right back to tie the
score 6-6 when Nathan Costello hit Noah Costello with
a 15-yard touchdown pass.
The Vikings then took a 12-6 lead on a 35-yard touch-
down run by Noah Costello, but Johnston hit Evan Chris-
tenson with a 20-yard touchdown pass to tie the score. He
then connected with Maddie Rogers on the extra-point
pass to give the Bears a 13-12 halftime lead.
Nathan Costello hooked up with Noah Costello on a
long touchdown pass and following the extra-point catch
by Zach Quinn, the Vikings led 19-13.
Late in the game, Hayes took a handoff and swept
around left end. He outran Viking defenders to midfield
where he reversed field and outran everyone down the
right sideline to complete a 45-yard touchdown run and
tie the score at 19-19 with just over two minutes left to
play. Johnston calmly hit Rogers with the extra-point pass
to give the Bears a 20-19 lead.
The Vikings took over on offense with 1:50 left to
play. Nathan Costello gained 16 yards on a first-down

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across the field on the way to a 45-yard touchdown
run during the team's 8-10 division Super Bowl victory
over Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings. Islander Photo: Kevin

run, but his second-down pass attempt was knocked down
by Bears defender Johnston. Facing a third down and
short situation, Nathan Costello tried a short pass over the
middle, but Hayes jumped the route and knocked down
the pass to take over on downs with 1:27 left to play.
The Vikings held the Bears in check on first and
second down, but on third and 14 yards to go, Hayes
again got loose up the right side for a 15-yard gain and
a first down allowing the Bears to run out the clock to
complete a 20-19 victory.
Holy Cow Cardinals earned an easy 36-12 victory
over Lobstahs Buccaneers in the 11-13 Super Bowl
behind a strong performance from quarterback Joey
Stewart. Stewart completed 22 passes, including four
touchdown passes while also running for a touchdown
of his own. Trent Boring caught seven passes, includ-
ing two for touchdowns and an extra point, while Devon
Jones scored a touchdown, an extra point and a two-point
conversion among his six receptions. Tyler Pearson com-
pleted the scoring with a touchdown reception and a pair
of extra-point catches.
Joe Rogers led the Buccaneers' offense with 17 com-
pletions including two for touchdowns. Jean-Paul Russo
and Rutger Langley were the recipients to complete the
scoring for the runner-up Buccanners.
Integrity Sound Falcons earned a 32-13 victory
over Walter & Associates Bears to win the 14-17 Super
Bowl. Joey Carder completed 20 passes, including four
touchdown passes to lead the way. Joe Andruzzi caught
seven balls, including all four touchdown passes, while
Kyle ).f .,ioni caught a game-high nine passes, includ-

ing one for an extra point. Justin Carder added three
catches, including an extra-point reception. \f.. _.i'oIn
completed the Falcons scoring with an interception return
for a touchdown.
Seth Walter led the Bears with 16 pass completions,
including two for touchdowns. One went to Jack Walter,
who finished with six catches while Krissy Conrad caught
the second touchdown pass. Joey Harris, who finished
with three catches added an extra point to complete the
scoring in the loss.
View winners photos online at islander.org.

Dolphins win adult bowl
The adult coed flag football season came to an end
with a Super Bowl matchup March 21. Waterfront Res-
taurant Dolphins rolled to a 65-32 victory over Sun Bills
behind a fantastic game from quarterback Ryan Moss.
Ryan completed 19 of 25 passes for 323 yards and eight
touchdown passes. Four touchdowns went to Brent Moss,
who finished with nine catches for 160 yards, including
a pair of extra points. Jonathan Moss added six recep-
tions for 96 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra
point. Ben Kirby rounded out the scoring with an inter-
ception return for a touchdown.
Other members of the Super Bowl champs include
Josh Rio, Greg Ross, Amy Ross and Leslie Rio.
Chuck Bucky threw for 304 yards and five touch-
down passes to lead the Bills to yet another Super Bowl
loss. Lindsey Weaver also had a big game, catching 11
balls for 166 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an
extra point. Galen Brown, with two touchdown catches
and a touchdown reception from Scott Dell, completed
the Bill's scoring.

Key Royale golf news
Key Royale Club members competed for the Presi-
dent's Cup on March 21. Participants battled for the indi-
vidual low net in the one-day event. Ron Robinson carded
a 4-under-par 28 to take first place by one shot over Gary
Silke. The team of Silke, Jim Thorton, Mike Gille and
low-gross winner Tim Friesen won the team event with
a 19-under par 109.
The Key Royale women played a nine-hole, low-net-
in-flight match March 19. Helen Pollack captured Flight
A with a 2-under-par 30 to edge Judy Christenson and
Marilyn Thorton by one shot.
Liz Lang torched the course with a 5-under-par 27 to
earn a one-shot victory over second-place finisher Joyce
Brown in Flight B. Pam Alvord was alone in third at 31.
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If you don't like the weather, wait 30 minutes

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Fishing around Anna Maria Island this past week had
some ups and downs based on the changing weather.
We saw warm and sunny days, rainy days, cold and
windy days all in one week, mind you. A good catch
is possible during all three scenarios if the fish are biting,
the rainy or cold days aren't all bad.
Along with the roller coaster weather comes a wide
variety fish. Varying weather extremes sometimes demand
targeting different fish. Cold, windy days are good for tar-
geting sheepshead, reds and snook on shallow flats. On
rainy days, the fish are already wet and they don't mind.
From the flats, expect to encounter spotted seatrout,
redfish and catch-and-release snook. Live shiners are the
ticket to get in on the bite. If you choose to use artificial,
topwater plugs at sun up are a good bet. Soft plastics like
the Berkley Gulp shrimp or MirrOlure Lil John combined
with a 1/8-ounce jighead will get you connected, too.
Look for sheepshead, mangrove snapper and flounder
around nearshore structure. Live shrimp are the bait of
choice to hook up. Expect to encounter catch-and-release
gag grouper, too.
Finally, look for skyrocketing Spanish mackerel in
Tampa Bay, especially between the Anna Maria City Pier
and Egmont Key. Nearshore structure in the Gulf also is
holding macks. Live shiners combined with a long shank
hook will get your rod bent. Silver spoons, Gotcha plugs
or small white jigs will prove their purpose when casting
out to schooling macks.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
is still seeing good numbers of sheepshead reeled up to
the deck. Pier fishers using live shrimp, fiddler crabs or
sand fleas are catching dinner. Average size of the sheep-
ies this past week was 12-14 inches, although fish up to


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18 inches are being caught.

On the warmer days this past week, Howard caught
redfish, snook and spotted seatrout using shiners. "The
key to success was locating the warmer water on the
flats and setting up to fish these areas," Howard says. A
S5-degree difference can make for some big concentrations
of fish, Howard adds.
He suggests using an old-school popping cork so the
bait stays just above the seagrass and make the bobber
gurgle to entice the predators to chew. Small pinfish and
grunts work well for bait, too, he said.
On the colder days Howard uses live shrimp rigged
S with a split-shot to get the bait to the bottom around struc-
Sn ture and pilings, where sheepshead, redfish and black drum
have been coming to the boat for Howard's clients.
V Looking forward, Howard says the springtime
warmup will happen soon, resulting in an explosion for
Anglers on the nearshore and inshore waters of Tampa
Bay. When the water temperature hits 70 degrees, the
flats will be flooded with fish moving onto skinny water
to feed. Netting shiners will get easier as the fish move
onto the flats and those runs to the Skyway Bridge to cast
, for bait will not always be necessary, Howard adds.
SCapt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fish-
Sing deep grass flats in search of spotted seatrout. Using
a 1/4-ounce jighead combined with a MirrOlure Lil John
a redfish and soft plastic, Gross is ji''in' up trout in the 15- to 22-inch
e. Foxfished range. Along with big trout, Gross is catching Spanish
s charters, mackerel in the 20-inch range and plenty of bluefish and
ladyfish in the mix. This adds a little variety for his clients

Pier fishers targeting sheepies also are catching keep-
er-size flounder and black drum. For the flounder, live
shrimp is the bait of choice. Expect to catch fish in the
12- to 15-inch range. As for the black drum, sheepshead
bait works fine and anglers at the pier are catching slot-
sized fish.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is seeing a
variety of fish coming back to port with the local char-
ter captains. Keyes is seeing upper-slot redfish and trout
daily on the fillet table at the dock, in addition to sheep-
shead, mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel.
From the flats, fishers are catching redfish on both
live baits and artificial. Live shiners or shrimp are work-
ing, especially when fished under a popping cork. For
artificial, Keyes suggests targeting reds with Berkley
Gulp shrimp paired with a 1/4-ounce jighead or a Johnson
gold spoon.
Spotted seatrout are making a showing on deeper
grass flats. Any soft plastic combined with ajighead will
get you in the action. Keyes also suggests the MirrOlure
MirrOdine to target larger trout.
Finally, sheepshead and mangrove snapper are being
caught on live shrimp around nearshore structure. A 1/0
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Sailing squadron offers boating
courses, seminars
The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squad-
ron will hold a boating education course and semi-
nars in April at the squadron building, 1200 71st
St. NW, Bradenton
The two-part America's Boating Course will
take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and Sat-
urday, April 13, with attendance required on both
dates to receive a boating education certificate.
The course fee is $35 per person or $50 per
The course covers boating safety and Florida
waterway rules.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, the squadron
will host instruction in chart-reading. The seminar
admission cost is $10.
The same fee is required for a GPS seminar that
will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.
Also, the group will host a seminar on nautical
knots at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, and a seminar
on kayaking at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.
Pre-registration is required for the programs.
For more information, contact Gloria Potter or
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By Rick Catlin

IRE offers advance check-in
Island Real Estate, 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, now offers an alternate day check-in program.
The program allows guests the opportunity to check
into select vacation rentals on a Friday, Saturday or
Sunday, even if they are arriving later for their vacation
Vacation rental manager Carol Bernard said the pro-
gram allows guests more flexibility on their arrival day.
She said some guests asked about checking in early, prior
to their reservation, and the new program has been a suc-
For more information on the IRE Vacation Your Way
program, call Bernard at 941-778-6066.

Chamber offers mixer, lunch
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly networking event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
March 27, at SteamDesigns, 5343 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged
to bring a guest. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments

and good action between trout bites.
On shallower grass flats, Gross is working live shin-
ers to target redfish and catch-and-release snook. Depend-
ing on depth, Gross is either free-lining baits or placing
them under a popping cork. Average size of snook the
past week was 20-26 inches with some 20 fish brought
to the boat. For the reds, Gross is catching upper-slot fish
in the 24- to 26-inch range.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing shallow flats in Sara-
sota Bay during afternoon high tides in search of redfish
and spotted seatrout. Girle is putting his clients on both
species, using either live shiners or artificial like Berk-
ley Gulp shrimp on ajighead. When using shiners, Girle
recommends anchoring and chumming to get the fish in
a feeding mood. Chumming also aids in bringing fish
into casting range and keeping them there. When fishing
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From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, the
chamber will hold its monthly networking luncheon at
Sign of the Mermaid restaurant, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are
Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
For more information on chamber events or reserva-
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LBK chamber golf planned
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, which
includes Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle, is looking
for sponsors for its 25th annual Longboat Invitational
golf tournament to be held April 19 at the Longboat Key

his prey. Once targeted fish are in range, he has clients
sight-cast to sandy potholes or right at the fish, if they're
Spotted seatrout in the slot-size are the norm this
past week for Girle, although fish as big as 26 inches are
being caught.
The same applies for the redfish. Slot-sizes are the
norm with over-slot fish -some exceeding 31 inches -
caught sporadically. For the reds, more of the bigger fish
are feeding on live shiners as compared to artificial.
Girle is still targeting permit and pompano in south
Sarasota Bay, although he feels the bite is beginning to
slow down. Yellow pompano jigs tipped with small pieces
of fresh-cut shrimp are the ticket to get these elusive fish
to bite. Expect to catch mackerel, bluefish and ladyfish
between pompano and permit bites.
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center at 6745
Manatee Ave. W,
Bradenton, held a
grand re-opening
party March 23.
Vendors, pets and
their owners made
connections at the
event. Islander
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Club and Resort-Islandside course.
The tourney format is a four-team scramble and
individual tickets are $125. For a foursome, the cost is
$400. Individuals without a team will be assigned to a
foursome, a chamber press release said.
Included in the tournament cost is a continental
breakfast, course beverages, prizes and an awards ban-
quet luncheon.
For more information, call 941-383-2466.

30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight C. Jan Jump
finished in second place at even-par 32.
Erma McMullin and Judy Hanson both fired 3-under-
par 29 to tie for first place in Flight D, one shot ahead of
Nell Bergstrom, Barb Rank and Penny Auch, who fin-
ished in a three-way tie for second.
The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-four-
some match March 20. The team of John Sagert, Bob
Landgren, Jim Helgeson and Dick Eichhorn combined
on a 30-under-par 98 to lap the rest of the field. The team
of Peter Thomassen, Neil Hammer, Bill Gallagher and
Dave Kruger was eight shots back in second place.
Al Kaiser carded a 7-under-par 25 to take first place
in the March 18 individual-low-net match. Ron Robin-
son, Paul Kamerlin, Hugh Holmes and Bob Lundgren
were tied for second place at 4-under-par 28.

Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records
and were left to battle for the day's championship during
March 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits.
Norm Langeland and Bob Lee drew the bye into the
finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and John Crawford
took out Marvin Gangemi and Bob Palmer by a 21-8
score. Langeland-Lee then outlasted Huyghe-Crawford
22-15 in the final.
Four teams advanced to the knockout round during
March 20 horseshoe action. The first semifinal match saw
Rod Bussey and Norm Langeland slip past Art Kingstad
and Bob Mason 21-19, while Gene Bobeldyke and Bob
Palmer defeated George McKay and Dominic Livedoti
22-16 in the second semifinal. Bussey-Langeland rolled
to a 24-9 victory in the finals.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


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DOOR: FRENCH ENTRY, fiberglass, pre-hung, 60
x 80 inches, stained glass, excellent condition.
New, $2,200. $600. 941-720-7519.

DINING ROOM SET: Queen Anne-style, four
chairs cherry, oval. Extends to 72 inches, great
condition, $200. 941-538-8622.

LA-Z-BOY: Like new, tan color, suede-like
material, $99, assorted ottoman, $25. 941-779-

GARTH BROOKS: SIX CDs, $50, dinette set, four
chrome/cloth chairs, table, $60, peach swivel
rocker, $20. 941-795-7598.

two in boxes, $90/each, green picnic table, $100.

SKIL 10-INCH table saw on rollers, $45, two-
wheel grinder, $25. 941-778-5665.

RECLINER: ROCKER, SWIVEL, beige fabric, like
new, $100, file cabinet, four-drawer, $25. Chris,

LARGE WIRE NEWSPAPER basket for a bicycle.
$18. Call 813-503-9364.

TYPEWRITER TABLE WITH rollers, wood-grain
finish, 17x27x26-inch high, $20. Chris, 941-778-

COMPUTER: 2.5GHz DELL Dimension 4550,
refurbished, $90. 941-756-6728.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer file. Various
office supplies. Also selling antique wood office
chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed.
Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com

Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)

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

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://thehivegift-

GUITAR OR PIANO lessons! Buy one, get one
free! 941-741-8832 or manateemusic.net. 941-

ANTIQUE BUYER HERE until April 6. Furniture,
bric-a-brac, jewelry, silver, anything old wanted.
Diane, 941-778-1626.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.

WANTED: OLD cell phones for recycling. The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
ers. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-
noon Saturday. Donation drop-offs on Wednes-
days only, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. 941-779-2733.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-

MOVING SALE: 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday March
29-30. 645 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: WOMAN'S GOLD bracelet: Hurricane
Hanks or on northbound trolley, Pine Ave and
Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 416-509-7827.

LOST: MAUI JIM prescription sunglasses. Glasses
are brown frames with brownish lenses. Reward!
Please, call 406.570.2855.

LOST: SILVER BRACELET with hearts. Lost
during St. Patrick's Day parade. Special to me.

FOUND: NECKLACE, 67th Street, Holmes Beach.
Call to identify, 941-730-7674.

FOUND: TWO WALLETS, Two Scoops area, Anna
Maria. 920-915-4961.

LOST: MEN'S PLATINUM ring. Diamond initials
on ring. Lost in Holmes Beach. 312-403-1216.

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

tens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -

AMI PONTOON BOAT rental: See: boatflorida.
weebly.com or call 941-518-3868.

EIGHT-FOOT FIBERGLASS dinghy: Lapstrake,
oars, anchor, dock lines, excellent condition.
$350 or best offer. 941-795-1947.

POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.

More ads = more readers in The Islander.

real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-

BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy,
reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own
transportation. 941-447-9658.

NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-

AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Eve-
nings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certified, cur-
rently enrolled in child development courses,
honor student volunteering at Blake Hospital. AMI
or N.W. Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

home, appointments, hygiene care, experience
in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.- 5
p.m. 941-545-7114.

and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
779-6638. Leave message.

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. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
Weaver, 813-727-1959.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

cial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn
services, also. 941-565-3935.

resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, references.
Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The

professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com amitaxi4u@gmail.com
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COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup,
system upgrade. Hardware, software and net-
work repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
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.

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -

old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free
estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

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

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

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

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

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

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

man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-

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

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

tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941 -
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo,
office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom
prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors
for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum,
steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates.
941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.
builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable,
timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-
CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free
estimates and plans. New houses, porches,
decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941-
795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.

variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-

1 BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo,
heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month,
$1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.
near boat ramp, many other area amenities,
cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.
3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-
June. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.
2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY, remodeled, fur-
nished on canal. New dock. Annual/monthly.
Steps to beach. No pets. $875/week. 941-778-
from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental,
three-day minimum. Call for further information,
863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com.

SANDPIPER 55-PLUS resort: AMI/Braden-
ton Beach. 2BR/1BA, furnished, carport, bay
view. No smoking! $675/month, first, last and
security deposit. Annual minimum, six months
plus day. Available March 31. 941-545-8923.

ON-ISLAND SELF storage: Climate-controlled
and non-climate units available starting at $65/
month. Call Anna Maria Storage at 941-779-
APRIL-MAY 2013 and October-May, 2014:
2BR/1BA ground floor duplex, Holmes Beach.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA duplex. One block
from beach. Background and credit check. No
pets. $1,000/month. First, last and security. Avail-
able now. 813-672-1481.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.
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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
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BAYFRONT COTTAGE 3BR/2BA with renovated kitchen
and baths. Charming ground-level home on a large corner
lot with mature trees. Only three blocks to the beach.

home located directly on the beach at the north end.
Detached garage. Tons of potential. $1,695,000.

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SHELL POINT BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA
upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watkin's
Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. New AC/appli-
ances. Carport, storage, beautiful grounds. $249,900.

ANNA MARIA BEACH FRONT Spectacular Gulf views
from this Mediterranean-style 3BR/2.5BA home in the city
of Anna Maria. High ceilings, tile floors, large master suite
and spacious sun deck. 3,600 sqft. $2,450,000.

home with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two fire-
places, elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy.
Truly a gorgeous home! $1,100,000.
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DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach.
2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach.

EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS of Tampa Bay from this spacious
3BR/3BA home at the north end of Anna Maria. Oversized
lot, three open porches, gorgeous heated pool, and large,
private yard. $1,050,000

Mike 800-367-1617
Norman 941-778-6696
Normtan 3101 GULF DR

2BR/2BA. 'Beautiful.' Four miles to beach, all
amenities included, Fios, Netflix. Short or long-
term, $1,400-$2,000/month. Call Paul for details,

WE HAVE RETAIL SPACE "to spare" in busy
island shopping center, and we're willing to
share. Call 941-778-7978.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.
flipkey.com/124227. $289,000. By owner, 941-

WE'RE 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.

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Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St
W. Only 4 traffic lights to Gulf Beaches.

Alexis LeRoy, Realtor, alexisleroy@live.com
office: 941-761-0444, cell:941.757.7040



Walk to the beach. $525,000 Stunning, beautifully updated
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415 3BR/2.5BA executive home.
or Carmen Pedota, 941-284- $279,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
2598 Realtors. Broker. 941-773-3966.

Gulf views from light, bright, Full Gulf view 2BR/2BA
updated 2BR/2BA condo. Turn- turn-key furnished condo.
key furnished, priced to sell at $499,000. Call Nicole
$279,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Skaggs, Broker. 941-773-
Broker. 941-773-3966. 3966.

Updated ground-floor turn- Island home, walk to beach,
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I Polite response to
"Thank you"
9 Classic verse that
begins "Ah, broken
is the golden
bow I!"
15 Kafka or I.isit
20 Written justification
21 Part of a
22 Esther of "Good
23 Tennis clinic
focusing on drop
shot skills?
25 More competent
26 Haunted house
27 "It's a Wonderful
Life" cabdriver
28 Meter reader?
30 Architect Saarinen
31 "Don't get all
worked up!"
32 Young actor Smith
33 Cutter
34 Churchill, e.g.
36 Pigs
38 Coaches who help
you use your wrist
in shots?
42 Ed.'s pile
45 Spiny ___
46 Fleece
48 Chooses not to
49 Tennis players who
clow n around?


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52 "One can only ___
53 BlackBerry, e.g.. in
54 Having freedom of
55 Illumination unit
56 Year that "Shrek"
and "A Beautiful
Mind" came out
58 Putter (along)
60 "The fix
61 "Haven't the
64 Photo developing
67 "For a righty, you
hit the ball pretty
well on your left
side," and others?
73 Allay
74 Destroy
75 In form
76 Source of the line
"The) have sown
the wind, and the)
shall reap the
79 Part of R.R.: Abbr.
81 in cat"
82 You might set one
out for a cat
84 Due follower
85 Part of R.S.V.P.
88 Iine judge'
91 Commercial law
firm specialty
93 Canadian natives
94 Mastery
95 "Alexander's
Feast," e.g.
96 "Nothing" and
98 Part of R.S.V.P.

100 Captain Ilook's
alma mater
101 Ready follower?
102 Bit of voodoo
104 Tech release of
108 Mce. miss
110 Of two minds
112 Author of a 1719
literary sensation
113 Transamerica
Pyramid feature
114 Planchette holder
116 Luke Skywalker's
volley ?
119 Hit single-player
game of the 1980s
120 Goes over the top.
in a way
121 Does again
122 It falls between
3760 and 3761 on
the Jewish calendar
123 Housekeeping
124 Broad-minded

I Vice president John
2 Setting for a 1935
Mar\ Brothers
3 Public radio offerings
4 Ever
5 Swiped
6 Cabinet dept.
7 Pleasant
8 Scottish landowners
9 Modern kind of name
10 Lightish blade
I 1 Home of the
Shoshone Mtns.
12 It's higher than an

13 Celebrity
14 Art Deco master
15 Monk's title
16 Barbic's last name
17 Mistakenly hitting
into the doubles
area during a
singles match?
18 Pirate. e.g., for
19 One goes after it
24 Biloxi-to-
Birmingham dir.
29 Sporty car features
32 Middle brother in a
2000s pop trio
33 Jerk
35 Epithet for Nadya
37 Riga resident
38 Spanish irregular
39 Ski-
40 Like some
41 Neither raise nor
42 Sloppy fast-food
43 "Semper Fidelis"
44 ___ Bay, former
I.S. base in the
46 Eliza Doolittle, for
47 Subjected to voodoo
50 Vex
51 White Castle
52 Barely remembered
days of old
57 Zoo department
59 Batting champ John

76 Abbr. after a period
77 Crumbly snack
78 Start of a tennis
80 Either Zimbalist
83 Con
86 Praying figure
87 "Top Gun" org.
89 D.D.E. opponent
90 Frankie Valli sang
in it

92 1958 hit with the
line "Yip yip yip
yip yip yip )ip yip"
93 Jefferson's vice
97 Response to "I bet
you won't"
98 It can be gross
99 Container on a
counter, maybe
102 Perfume
103 Mysterious blip
105 Michelangelo

106 Eve of old TV
107 One who does not
believe in miracles
108 Not bad
109 Destroy
1 I City near Provo
112 Bit of residue
113 Dry
115 Mandela's org.
117 Three-time Fony
winner Hagen
118 Daughter of Loki

62 Turn-
63 Start to puncture?
65 Kind
66 Part of a requiem
68 Anchor-hoisting cry
69 As expected
70 "Singin' in the
Rain" composer
Herb Brown
71 Way things are
72 Durable fabric


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