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The government cal-
endar. Page 4
HB officer to be hon-
ored. Page 5
The Islander editorial.
Reader letters. Page 6
Flood insurance rises.
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What to do, where to
be. Page 12
HB mayor looks
Island police blotter.
AME lunch, events.
Chamber events, busi-
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life; basketball, base-
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HB wont budge on
By Mark Young
Lynn Tran addressed Holmes Beach
commissioners April 23 in an attempt to
open a dialogue over the city's April 5
notice of violation issued for a treehouse
built at her home and lodging facility,
Angelino's Sea Lodge, at 103 29th St.,
The structure was built around an
Australian pine tree, a tree considered to
be an invasive species in Florida, and has
two supporting 12-inch posts concreted
into the ground in front and an additional
6-inch post in the rear.
Tran and co-owner Richard Hazen
approached the city in 2011 about building
the treehouse and were given an informal
PLEASE SEE TREEHOUSE PAGE 2
Angelino's Sea Lodge treehouse on the
beach at 103 29th St., Holmes Beach.
Islander File Photo
nW I ENTER WAIER
Signs warning swimmers of the dangerous current at Longboat Pass are scattered throughout
the area. The April 22 discovery of a 6-year-old, who drowned in the pass, is a reminder for the
need to pay attention to warning signs. Islander Photo: Mark Young
Drowning tragedy: Reminder
to heed warning, danger signs
By Mark Young
It was a frantic three-day search for 6-year-
old Lomontea Taylor, but it was only hours after
the boy went missing at Coquina Beach that
authorities knew the search had turned from
rescue to recovery.
Lomontea went missing on the evening of
April 20 when he and his siblings slipped into
the dangerous waters of Longboat Pass.
The strong current almost immediately
began sweeping the children away.
According to the final Bradenton Beach
Police Department report, four children entered
the water near the wood-and-rock jetty. When
the first officer responded to the area he saw a
Parking 'yes,' restrooms 'no'
for future Pine Avenue park
By Rick Catlin At the April 25 meeting, commission
Islander Reporter revised the plan, allowing angled parking
By a 3-2 vote, Anna Maria commission- along North Bay Boulevard, providing bet
ers at their April 25 meeting approved a park PLEASE SEE PARK, PA
and parking plan for the vacant land owned
by the city at the east end of Pine Avenue, but
they rejected providing public restrooms at
The original plan proposed by Commis-
sioner Gene Aubry called for parking on a -
portion of land that would be surrounded by
live oak trees, including some along North
Bay Boulevard and the seawall on the Lake
LaVista inlet. The trees and landscaping are
being donated by resident Rex Hagen
An open space in the middle would be
sufficient for public events such as Bayfest,
Aubry said. He also clarified the city would Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry d
not put in turf, but grass would be allowed to cusses his park drawing at the commission
grow naturally in the open areas. April 25 meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Ca
large group of people gathered and a female,
later identified as Lomontea's mother, scream-
ing, \ ly baby is missing, he's still out there."
Sea-bound units from the U.S. Coast Guard
Station Cortez arrived, followed by air units
from the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater
and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
In short time, Manatee County Marine
Rescue, Longboat Key Police Department,
BBPD, Westside Fire Rescue District and Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
personnel had swarmed the area, but the boy
was not to be found.
Witnesses, who managed to pull three of the
four children from the water, reported that the
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TREEHOUSE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
verbal approval from former building official Bob Schaf-
Following a 2011 Islander report about the completed
treehouse, the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection issued a possible notice of violation due to the
structure's location seaward of the coastal construction
DEP informed Tran and Hazen that if the city issued
a letter of no objection, they could apply for an after-the-
STran said she has tried to sched-
ule a meeting with building official
Tom O'Brien to discuss the letter of no
objection, but O'Brien said a meeting
"DEP has never said they would
O'Brien issue an after-the-fact permit," said
O'Brien. "They simply explained the
process to them. They took it upon themselves to build
a structure without a permit. It's not my fault. I'm just
the one with the unpleasant task of doing something
The city issued a notice of violation via email April 3
and followed it up with a certified letter dated April 5.
O'Brien said the matter now has to be addressed by
the code enforcement board and, if the notice of violation
stands, the city will begin fining Tran and Hazen $500 a
day until the structure is removed.
Tran apologized for a recent bout of emails that were
critical of the city in tone, but said, "I'd like to ask you
for your time to review this. I don't want to lose the
treehouse and don't want to pay the heavy fines moving
In a prepared statement to the city, Tran wrote the
proposed fine is "harsh and unfair" and a "waste of both
ours and the city's resources and disputing issues that
have been examined and evaluated by both legal and DEP
for over a year."
O'Brien said the city has continued attempts to com-
municate that DEP has not guaranteed issuance of an
after-the-fact permit and, because of the location of the
treehouse, it also would not qualify for a variance.
"And it's a safety issue," he said. "It's not a kid's
treehouse. They basically have a four-unit resort and have
the public use the treehouse, so that elevates the standards
of public safety."
O'Brien said the notice of violation would not be
"It needs to come down," he said.
O'Brien provided an update to city commissioners at
an April 25 work session. He said Tran and Hazen want
the city to sign a letter saying they are not in violation of
the 50-foot erosion control line setback requirements.
"We refused to author that letter," said O'Brien. "I
had to make a determination that yes, they are in viola-
Commission Chair Jean Peelen said she didn't under-
stand why the issue was being "kicked back and forth
between the state and the city."
She wanted to know why DEP hasn't handled the
situation since the erosion control line is a state matter.
O'Brien said the issue isn't going back and forth and
that the city is handling it because the treehouse violates
the land development code and because it was built with-
out a city permit.
DROWNING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
current was pulling the children to the south into Sarasota
At approximately 10:09 a.m. on the morning of April
22, four marine units from FWC and a MCSO marine
patrol unit were still searching for Lomontea when one of
the FWC boats happened upon the boy's floating body.
He was pulled from the water and taken to the Mana-
tee County Marine Rescue building on the bayfront at
Coquina Beach, where the 12th District medical examiner
arrived to officially pronounce Lomontea as deceased.
His body was discovered about three-quarters of a
mile from the pass in Sarasota Bay.
Lead investigator from the BBPD Detective Sgt.
Lenard Diaz said the preliminary cause of death is drown-
ing and there are no suspicious circumstances surround-
ing the tragedy.
Diaz said the incident is a reminder of the impor-
tance to heed warning signs and to take personal
"The signs at Longboat Pass are there for a reason
and marked so everybody knows that there are strong
currents," said Diaz. "When that water comes around
the curve at that speed it creates an undertow. It's really
strong out there and even adults have problems with
Diaz said an adult male drowned in the same area a
few years ago.
"There's a good chance you are going to get swept
away if you enter that water," said Diaz. "If adults have
a problem with that current, imagine the struggle a child
of his age will have. Add the undertow that is there and
someone who doesn't know what to do, he's absolutely
going to struggle. And that's what happened."
Diaz said the beach is a place for families to enjoy the
sun and water, "but keep an eye on your kids and know
where they are at all times. Respect the signs. They are
there for a reason."
Diaz said the drowning of Lomontea is an unfor-
tunate tragedy and an example of what happens when
parents aren't watching their kids.
Lomontea and his siblings were being supervised
by two family members ages 15 and 16, according to
the report, but the majority of his family was at a picnic
area located a short distance away from the water.
"Anyway you see it, it's a tragedy," said Diaz.
Diaz said he is grateful to all the law enforcement
and rescue agencies that responded quickly and profes-
sionally to the incident.
"The response was professional and an enormous
amount of resources were used, but nothing was going
to change the outcome," said Diaz. "After so many hours
of not finding the child, it became a recovery search."
In addition to the agencies responding, a number of
volunteers in boats and using personal watercraft assisted
in the search on the day Lomontea went missing.
Diaz said if it wasn't for the resources devoted to the
effort, Lomontea may have never been found.
"If it wasn't for them, there is a good chance we
would have never found him," he said. "Because of the
resources dedicated to the search, we were able to at least
provide closure for the family."
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Holmes Beach responds to Mainsail developer's petition
By Mark Young
The city of Holmes Beach responded at its April 23
commission meeting to an April 18 filing of a petition
for relief by attorney Robert Lincoln representing the
Mainsail development team.
The petition outlines the history of the Mainsail
development project at 5325 Marina Drive and seeks
relief from the commission's 3-2 vote in March to revoke
the site plan.
The petition accuses the city of taking unlawful
action in its decision by violating its procedures and
alleges the commission lacked authority with jurisdic-
tion in the decision belonging instead to the mayor and
The petition reminds the city of prior resolutions and
ordinances passed to move the lodging and marina proj-
ect forward, and that more than $1 million was spent in
The petitioning is part of the Bert Harris Jr. Act, a
Florida law that allows a property owner to seek relief
from a government organization's action that "inordi-
nately burdens" a property's existing use.
City attorney Patricia Petruff said the petition is an
alternative to litigation, but also can be a first step toward
"It's a two-phase process," said Petruff. "There's the
dispute resolution phase, where a special magistrate tries
to determine if the parties can reach an agreement. If no
agreement can be reached, then the special master takes
evidence and provides a written recommendation to the
commission. The commission can accept, accept with
conditions or deny the recommendation."
If denied, Petruff said the next step would likely be
Petruff said the Bert Harris Act can be used as a first
step to litigation because if Mainsail had filed for relief
in a court of law first, "They would have given up the
right to pursue the Bert Harris procedure."
Commissioner David Zaccagnino asked if Petruff
thought the petition for relief is a "shot across the bow to
do a full lawsuit if this doesn't conclude to their satisfac-
She said Mainsail has already supplied her a "cour-
tesy copy" of the lawsuit that she believes will soon be
served on the city.
The suit calls for the city commission to be issued a
writ of quo warrant which would require the city to
appear in court to "demonstrate its authority for its action
taken on March 26," according to the documents not yet
served on the city as of Islander press time.
The city revoked the Mainsail/Tidemark site plan
March 26 based on significant changes to the site plan
among other reasons.
Under the Bert Harris Jr. Act, the city had 10 days to
respond to Mainsail's petition by supplying its attorney
with three names of potential special masters to mediate
Petruff presented commissioners with biographies
of Steven Seibert, Dennis Stotts and Carlos Alvarez.
She said Stotts has performed mediation work for
the city of Anna Maria, but has not done a Bert Harris
"The other two have vast experience, but I included
Mr. Stotts because he has done work in our area before,"
Petruff asked the commission for authorization to
send Mainsail's attorney the three names. Mainsail has
the right to reject any of the city's nominations, but the
The Mainsail Lodging sales trailer had overgrown
landscaping and appeared deserted in 2012.
city retains the right to choose any of the special masters
who are not rejected.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth wanted the decision
moved to the April 25 work session in order to review
the three special masters Petruff suggested.
"You don't have to make a decision on one of them
tonight," said Petruff. "Basically, to fulfill our obligations,
the city is required to send three names to the opposing
side. These are the three names I ,u' I .I There aren't a
lot of people who do this kind of work."
Commissioner Pat Morton agreed with Titsworth,
saying he would like to move the decision to the work
session, but Commission Chair Jean Peelen disagreed.
"I don't think it's necessary," she said. "We have
three names from our attorney out of a few people who
do this work. Our deadline is Monday."
Peelen called for a vote and she, Zaccagnino and
Commissioner Marvin Grossman gave Petruff the author-
ity to send the city's three 'u.'.' I.lin, for special master
to the Mainsail attorney.
Titsworth and Morton voted "nay."
Petruff suggested that commissioners review the
biographies of each one to make an informed decision
when the time comes to select the special master.
Petruff also suggested commissioners schedule a
special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, to discuss
the city's response to Mainsail.
There is a 15-day deadline for the city to file its
response to the petition for relief and Petruff said there
would not be sufficient time to wait until the commis-
sion's next regular meeting.
The Bert Harris Act "is a fast process and we have
limited time," she said. "I'm more comfortable with com-
mission input on the response because I know there were
differing opinions during the Mainsail process."
A consensus was given to schedule the April 29 spe-
cial meeting, which is after press time for the May 1
edition of The Islander.
Petruff said the city's response will basically con-
tain the rationale of why the city reached its decision to
revoke the Mainsail site plan.
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AM commissioner quells critic, park plan moves forward
By Rick Catlin
At the April 25 Anna Maria Commission meeting,
Commissioner Gene Aubry responded to a letter he
received in mid-April that was critical of his design -
presented April 11 to add live oak trees, parking and
public restrooms to the city's vacant
land at Pine Avenue and North Bay
Aubry also said the letter contained
"some not very nice things" about him.
He also reported that the writer claimed
Aubry people have to sleep in Anna Maria
with one eye open as the commission
takes the action it wants.
The writer of the letter said Aubry was ignoring the
PARK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
15 and 19 spaces. No parking would be allowed within
Commission Chair John Quam proposed straight-in
parking on Bay Boulevard, but Commissioners Nancy
Yetter and Dale Woodland preferred a 60-degree angle
for parking spaces. Commissioner Chuck Webb was
opposed to any parking.
Webb, Quam and Yetter rejected adding public rest-
rooms, citing objections from the public, as well as main-
tenance and safety issues.
Quam, Yetter and Woodland voted for the angled
parking plan, while Aubry and Webb were opposed.
Quam asked building official Bob Welch to take
the parking project through the site-plan process, while
noting that the commission already accepted Hagen's
Commissioners at a previous meeting approved a
rendering by Aubry that showed the trees planted around
the perimeter, with the park interior vacant except for
The restroom portion appeared doomed from the
start. A number of members of the public spoke against
that option, including Erie Moon, president of the Bayou
Condominium Owners Association.
He said the 32 owners at the Bayou, which is adja-
cent to the lots on the west side, were concerned the park
and restrooms would become a haven for vagrants, who
could jump the fence and burglarize their condos.
Resident Jim Conoly called for documentation,
showing the cost to the city, but Aubry responded that
Hagen would donate the trees along with an irrigation
system, while Pine Avenue Restoration LLC pledged
$100,000 toward improvements, including the parking.
Aubry said he would help Welch lay out the park-
The added parking will help alleviate the crowding
at Bayview Plaza, where residents check their mail at the
post office, planning and zoning board chair Tom Turner
Quam said the final parking plan will be whatever is
safest and not near the humpback bridge. "We may not
get 19 spaces but we'll see," he said.
Turner also favored the restrooms, but the motion to
build them failed 2-3.
Commissioners asked Welch to begin the tree-plant-
ing process as soon as possible. The oaks will be young
Cortez fans voting for
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More than 1,500 fans of Cortez have kept the
fishing village in the running in the "ultimate fish-
ing town" contest sponsored by worldfishingnet-
The online voting was to continue to Friday,
Fans can vote repeatedly for their favorite fish-
Cortez, on April 29, about a week after the
voting began, was on the leaderboard with more
than 1,500 votes.
The top vote-getters included Cape Hatteras,
N.C., with 10,881 votes; Grand Lake, Colo., with
49.751 votes; Point Breeze on Lake Ontario in New
York with 9,069 votes; Cocodrie, La., with 5,093
votes; Waddington, N.Y., with 3,114 votes; Cortez
with 1,576 votes and Byrdstown, Tenn., with 1,381
wishes of the city with his plan.
Aubry's rendering was in response to a commission
request to see how the lots would look with some parking
and restrooms surrounded by live oak trees. The trees are
being donated by resident Rex Hagen, who first asked to
remain anonymous, then came forward.
Aubry noted the commission took no action April
Commissioners eventually voted 3-2 at the April 25
meeting for a modified plan that eliminates the restrooms
and has angled parking for about 15-19 cars along North
Bay Boulevard where cars now park parallel opposite the
pier parking lot along the road.
Aubry told commissioners before voting that if they
didn't like what he drew, they could "throw it in the trash
can" and it "wouldn't hurt my feelings."
trees that will eventually grow to considerable heights,
In other matters, city attorney Jim Dye told commis-
sioners, in response to a request by the Olive Oil Outpost
to sell takeout organic wines, that the Florida statute on
take-out liquor sales preempts any local statute. In addi-
tion, said Dye, if a store can sell beer for takeout, it can
also sell wine.
Quam asked if that meant any store could sell wine
for takeout. Dye responded that if a store sells beer for
takeout, the store could also sell wine, but only on a take-
Randy Dillingham of the accounting firm of CS&L
then gave the city a "clean and unqualified opinion" of
city finances following an audit of the city books for the
2011-12 fiscal year.
He said it was the highest rating the city could
Financially, the city is in "good shape," Dillingham
said, with a surplus of $212,000 left at the end of the
fiscal year in the city treasury.
Commissioners congratulated city treasurer Diane
Percycoe for her efforts, and Mayor SueLynn added that
no one realizes how much work Percycoe puts into pre-
paring financial reports, while at the same time perform-
ing her other duties.
"We really have to stay on top of this" at all times,
the mayor said.
SueLynn said Percycoe also helped significantly
to gather the public records requested by St. Augustine
attorney Rick Rumrell. The cost includes staff time, pro-
rated based on the salary of the worker, considering the
record request was extensive. The cost to Rumrell was
$409, but SueLynn said it cost the city considerably more,
because staff could have been performing work for the
Rumrell's request came after commissioners dis-
cussed a moratorium on new residential construction that
includes an ordinance limiting the height of some new
construction to 27 feet, once the moratorium is lifted.
Commissioners then unanimously approved a new
fee schedule for the building department, and agreed with
Welch that his department needs a new software pro-
Commissioners agreed the evaluation phase of
crushed shell and other permeable materials for sidewalks
on Pine Avenue has concluded, although Mike Coleman
of Pine Avenue Restoration argued the evaluation should
continue to August.
Coleman has used permeable substances a shell
mix to build sidewalks fronting PAR's Pine Avenue
Commissioners, however, said it was time to install
either concrete or decking.
Welch said no one is going to put in wood decking
for a sidewalk because of the cost and maintenance.
Aubry said PAR has done some good things with its
sidewalks, but everyone needs to get on the same page.
He motioned for Welch to draft an ordinance and the
commission to schedule a special work session solely to
examine the ordinance and "fine tune it if necessary."The
motion passed unanimously.
SueLynn appointed a cell tower committee to study
the three proposals the city received to build a cell tower.
She nominated Jon Kane, former Mayor Mike Selby,
former Commissioner TomAposporos, Welch, Woodland
and Yetter to the committee. All meetings will be noticed
and subject to the Sunshine Law, she said.
Commissioners unanimously accepted the committee
members as proposed.
Aubry and Commissioner Chuck Webb voted against
the modified plan, with Commissioners John Quam,
Nancy Yetter and Dale Woodland voting for it.
Before voting, Aubry quashed a rumor he said he'd
heard around the city that he and some other commis-
sioners wanted people to urinate in public places to draw
support for public restrooms at the proposed park.
Aubry said the gossip was ridiculous.
Aubry, a licensed architect, has been asked on several
occasions the past five years by the city to draw plans and
renderings of buildings, projects and Pine Avenue parking
Some of the past requests were made when Aubry
was not a commissioner, and he continues to volunteer
his services when asked. He has not been compensated
by the city for his planning or design services.
Vehicles parallel park facing south on North Bay Bou-
levard adjacent to the vacant land where the city hopes
to create a park, and opposite the north parking lot for
the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
May 2, 1 p.m., city pier team.
May 2, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.
May 2, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 6, 3 p.m., Scenic WAVES committee.
May 16, 1 p.m., city commission.
May 21, 9 a.m., department head meeting.
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May 1, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
May 14, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 16, 7 p.m., city commission work meeting.
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Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
May 7, 9 a.m., county commission.
May 14, 9 a.m., county commission work session
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May 21, 9 a.m., county commission.
May 30, 1:30 p.m., budget presentation.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 1, 2013 5 5
Holmes Beach police officer's heroic actions to be recognized
By Mark Young
There is another side to law enforcement.
As first responders, law enforcement officers are
trained to save lives and it is that training that saved the
life of a Holmes Beach man Nov. 8, 2012.
"We were dispatched to a possible overdose," said
Holmes Beach Police Officer Joshua Fleischer, who
responded to the call with another officer. "I arrived first
and ran into the house and observed a man lying on the
Fleischer said the man wasn't breathing and he was
"I grabbed my CPR mask and (automated external
defibrillator) and hooked it up to him, "he said. "As soon
as I did, it sounded like he was gasping for air. At that
time, I tilted his head back to clear his airway and he took
a huge gasp of air."
Fleischer left the AED hooked up to the man because
"you just never know what can happen at that point. He
could be breathing, but could still go at any minute. I just
held his head back until EMS arrived and they took over
His heroic actions earned him the Congressional
Law Enforcement Preserver of Life Award, which he
will receive May 13, at the Sarasota County Commis-
sion chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd.
While his actions are heroic, Fleischer is visibly
uncomfortable with the word "hero."
"Anyone else would have done the same thing in that
situation," he said. "You don't think, you react. That's our
job, and that's what we get paid to do."
Fleischer said he is honored to receive the recogni-
He started on the Holmes Beach police reserves in
2009 and became a full-time police officer in January
2010, after serving six years with the Manatee County
Holmes Beach Police Officer Joshua Fleischer stands
ready for duty and because of his service, a life was
saved in November. For his actions, Fleischer will
receive the Congressional Law Enforcement Life Pre-
server Award. Islander Photo: Mark Young
"Law enforcement is just something I've always
wanted to do," he said.
In 2005, Fleischer was named Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office Deputy of the Year for saving the life of a
child. The boy had wandered into a canal and was on the
verge of drowning when Fleischer arrived.
"I was flagged down by a kid who was screaming
that his brother was drowning," said Fleischer. "I ran into
the backyard and all I could see were bubbles coming up
from the canal. I jumped in, found him and pulled him
A U.S. Navy veteran lived next door and saw the
commotion and he and Fleischer successfully initiated
CPR. The boy fully recovered.
Fleischer credits his training for the November life-
"The thing we are taught more than CPR is the AED,
because the AED will save your life," he said.
The man was wide-awake by the time he arrived at
the hospital and made a full recovery.
"You rely on your training in situations like that,"
said Fleischer. "We get paid to make those split second
decisions, so the training is important."
CPR procedures have continuously evolved over the
past several years. While Fleischer is fully certified, he
continues to sit in on CPR classes when the instructor is
in Holmes Beach.
Fleischer's actions also led former acting Chief of
Police Dale Stephenson to nominate him for the 2012
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The winner of that
award will be announced May 13.
In a February nomination letter, Stephenson wrote,
"We are very proud of the example he set in this case."
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Oh, yes. The late comedian, actor, musician, variety
show entertainer Jackie Gleason developed a trademark
from his voice by accentuating the phrase, "How sweet
Whether as his 1950s character Ralph Kramden
on the "Honeymooners," or notable roles as Minne-
sota Fats in the 1961 film drama starring Paul Newman,
"The Hustler," and as Buford T. Justice in the "Smokey
and the Bandit" movie series, Gleason's voice was his
It was just that sweet last week for us, when many of
The Islander's partners, restaurateurs, business owners
and representatives came together to celebrate the win-
ners of the newspaper's first-ever reader's preference
Twenty years waiting for an honest poll distrib-
uted only to home-delivery customers on Anna Maria
Island, mail subscribers and paid online subscribers,
which made it more credible and sincere. Yes, all the
sweeter for the winners.
We took a cue from friends at the Suncoast Gon-
dolier group of newspapers on how to eliminate stuff-
the-ballot-box voting, and to have honest polling and
In addition to our polling methods, we hired a book-
keeper to tally the results and we kept it all secret until
the announcements a red-carpet style event at the
Key Royale Club.
We engaged Jack Elka to take photos of the win-
ners at the party, we enlisted Mike Sales to entertain
us, we wined and dined KRC Chef Robert Wals-
ley outdid himself and we toasted the winners with
It wasn't heralded as such, but as a culmination of
20 years of publishing "the best news on AMI" our
masthead slogan it was a grand anniversary party.
We honored some of our 20-year partners those
people and businesses that put faith in The Islander
newspaper from its humble beginning, and continue to
do so today, including:
Mike Norman Realty, West Coast Refrigeration,
Beach Bistro, Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, Sun & Surf
Resortwear, Mixon Insurance, Anna Maria Realty,
Sandy's Lawn Service and Christie's Plumbing.
For the list of all the "best of the best" Star winners
- our award is symbolized by a starfish and a col-
lection of photos from the party, readers can go online
To all the winners, all of us at The Islander take great
pride in being able to honor and congratulate you.
You're the stars. You deserve it.
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I had to write this letter before heading home to
Canada. I have been coming to Anna Maria Island for
six years now, and I love this wee island paradise.
I enjoy dining in the restaurants on the Island -
especially Rotten Ralph's for fish and chips the best
on the island. I hope it remains open for business.
This year has been the best, the reason being the
dog park in Holmes Beach, where I take Angus almost
What a great place you have created for our furry
There I have met people from all walks of life and
states, as well as from Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
Someone is there every morning ensuring there is
fresh water in dog bowls, the fountain flows and flow-
ers are watered. The tennis players provide plenty of
old balls for the dogs to fetch. There are benches and
a shelter, where dog owners chat while keeping an eye
out for any misbehavior which I have yet to see.
I will certainly miss all the friends I have made
here, and lucky are those who stay all year.
So it's with a sigh and a tear in my eye that I head
home and say goodbye. I just want folks to know that
we will miss AMI.
Billie Strang and Angus, Quebec, Canada
I am writing this letter in hopes of sounding an
Anna Maria Island has a whitefly infestation that
will spread quickly without proper treatment.
The whitefly can carry disease and exude a sticky,
sugary concentrate of plant juices that promote a sooty
black mold on leaves and branches.
I feel confident an appeal from our island leaders to
the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service
can provide expertise, knowledge and cooperation to
successfully avoid the loss of our beautiful landscap-
ing. That, plus the cost of accumulative losses, could
be devastating to island property owners.
It is my understanding that if some residents treat
for whitefly while others do not treat the problem, the
result can be a general pattern of whitefly moving from
one area to another and possibly back to the treated
We need a concerted effort to resolve this prob-
Anthony P. Tripolino, Holmes Beach
Congratulations to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Tour of Homes Committee and volunteers
on the success of the 20th annual Tour of Homes.
The Tour of Homes is a special event that opens
doors to some beautiful island homes for individuals
from all over Florida, welcoming them to enjoy a taste
of coastal living and the island lifestyle.
It's a communitywide effort by a committee of
In the past 20 years, the tour has brought much
needed revenue to the center for youth programs and
On behalf of the board of directors, the staff, the
families and the children we serve, a heartfelt "thank
you" goes to the committee, the Eyeland Needlers for
the "A Day in Paradise" quilt, and to the volunteer
bakers and crafters for their countless work for the
Island Tropical Treasures Boutique.
Thanks to our generous sponsors: event sponsor
Beach to Bay Construction; quilt sponsor Green Real
Estate and boutique sponsor Duncan Real Estate.
Thanks to the owners of homes on the tour. Thanks
to The Islander for its coverage. Thanks to tour photog-
rapher Jack Elka and artist Joan Voyles. Thanks to all of
the volunteers, the shuttle drivers, and thanks to Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church for use of its parking lot.
It was a beautiful, successful day, and we are so
Scott Dell, AMICC assistant executive director
On April 25, the Anna Maria Commission
instructed staff to develop language that will
effectively cover what amounts to a standard city
building lot with hot, impervious concrete, where
cool, permeable sand mix currently exists.
Of course, I am referring to the "native path-
ways" along Pine Avenue, first recommended by
a leading authority on small, "walkable commu-
nities" and endorsed by those leading the "low-
impact, sustainable development" effort in our
region, state and nation.
A primary focus of low-impact development
is water management. What happens to rainfall
has a direct impact, not just on our island, but on
the waters surrounding us as toxic runoff threat-
ens aquatic life in all forms.
Just Google "low-impact development side-
walks." Of the millions of documents, many look
to roads, sidewalks and rooftops as areas of major
impact. Second on the list is the U.S. Housing
and Urban Development user site. It recommends
stone dust, gravel and even wood chip as ADA-
compliant alternatives to concrete. Turning cool,
permeable softscapes into hot, impermeable,
hardscapes is in direct opposition to an intelligent
water management plan.
Aside from concrete salesmen pitching the
benefits of permeable concrete contrary to
maintenance issues no informed person would
take such steps.
In my experience and observation, our com-
missioners care deeply about the preservation and
well being of the island's resources. I feel the
current effort may be due to a lack of input from
those who see the benefits of taking the lead in
Fortunately, the process will be thoughtful
and deliberate, including several workshops.
There is a lot to know and consider.
Former First Lady of Florida, wife to late Gov. Lawton
Chiles, Rhea, makes her way with a walker on the shell-
mix sidewalk along Pine Avenue near her art gallery,
the Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria. Chiles is the
mother of Ed Chiles, a principal in the Pine Avenue
Restoration corporation, developer of a number of Pine
Avenue stores and vacation accommodations that initi-
ated the softscape sidewalks. Islander Photo: Micheal
We will do our best to add information to the conver-
sation as it evolves. Stay tuned. Get involved, let the city
know what you think.
Micheal Coleman, Anna Maria
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10 viyears ago
Headlines from the April 30,
2003, issue of The Islander
Two Holmes Beach residents were arrested for a
shooting incident adjacent to Anna Maria Elementary
School around 5:40 a.m. April 25. Arrested were Jesse
Buri and Shae Corrigan, both of Holmes Beach. Police
charged them with illegal possession of firearms and
possession of illegal drugs. More than 20 weapons were
discovered inside the house.
Holmes Beach police dealt with vandalism in
the business district that involved someone using a BB
gun to break store and then automobile windows, then-
police Chief Jay Romine said. Store owners, such as
Mary Norman of Sterling Anvil, called for more police
patrols late at night and in the early morning.
Anna Maria residents and some commissioners
disapproved of a plan by Mayors SueLynn of Anna
Maria and Carol Whitmore of Holmes Beach to share
building officials and allow the Holmes Beach build-
ing department to cover those duties in Anna Maria.
Commissioner Jay Hill called the plan the "first step"
toward city consolidation, while resident Rick DeFrank
said, Anna Maria should "not count on Holmes Beach
for anm) dilg"
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Islanders continue to face rising flood insurance
By Mark Young
Expectations of flood insurance rates increasing
began early this year, but there remain some unknown
factors within the National Flood Insurance program
and the associated congressional act to fund the pro-
Early reports indicated rates were increasing due to
changes in flood zone maps, but Bradenton Beach build-
ing official Steve Gilbert said in March those changes are
still around the corner.
Gilbert said rates are increasing because the national
program is going broke and Congress is looking to fund
the program by making those who live in flood prone
areas pay their fair share.
Some island residents could see a significant rise in
flood insurance rates this year an estimated 25 percent
increase per year depending where they land in the flood
At an April 16 department head meeting at Bradenton
Beach City Hall, Gilbert said he believes the significant
increases are designed to push people to elevate their
homes to limit flood damage.
"I recently returned from three days of flood plain
association meetings," said Gilbert. "The main speaker at
these meetings said at this point, there are more questions
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has
been directed to write new rules for implementing the
Biggert-Waters Act passed by Congress to refund the
National Flood Insurance program.
While changes are coming, as of now, Gilbert said
only primary and secondary households have been
defined in the rules.
Gilbert said, as of Jan. 1, residents maintaining a
single home as their primary residence for at least 292
days a year are not likely to see a change in rates.
"Folks who have more than one home will lose the
subsidized insurance rate over a five-year period," said
Gilbert, noting this will likely impact a lot of island resi-
dents who have rental properties or vacation homes.
"If your house is built at flood elevation, the rate will
.. . .
above the flood plain, it's $427 a year. Going up helps,
and I believe that is the intention of this program."
Gilbert said rates increase dramatically for any struc-
ture built at more than 3 feet below the flood plain. Rates
will increase to $9,800 a year at 3 or more feet below the
"We will have a lot of phone calls coming into the
city when people begin to get their flood insurance pre-
miums renewed," he said.
While it's not the city's doing, Gilbert said he is pre-
pared to inform citizens as best he can, but there are some
"No one has seen the tables yet, nor has FEMA
defined businesses into them," said Gilbert. 'The antici-
pation is that we will know more by October."
Gilbert said the act likely will have a significant
impact on local businesses, real estate and the overall
"But Congress decided this is the direction they
wanted to go, so this is what we are stuck with," he said.
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"We'll get the phone calls, but it's not our fault."
When asked if city hall would be impacted by the
new rules, Gilbert said that also is an unknown. Govern-
ment has yet to be defined in the new rules.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said if flood insurance
rates increase on rentals, those costs won't be absorbed
by the property owners. Instead, they will be passed
along to renters.
"People will think twice about renting here and that
is going to affect our economy," said Shaughnessy.
Gilbert said his bil,_.,i fear is that people who own
an older home and rent it, will have to either pay $4,000
a year in insurance or tear down the structure and build
a two-story replacement.
Gilbert said the city eventually will want to look at
re-writing its flood plain ordinance to allow people who
are at grade level to elevate 2 or 3 feet to help bring them
into the standard premium rate.
Commissioner Gay Breuler asked if people could
just opt out of the national program, but Gilbert said it
is still the least painful option for flood insurance.
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Island retail sales soar during 'greatest ever' season
By Rick Catlin
A record number of visitors to Anna Maria Island
during the February-April period this year helped retail
sales follow their accommodation cousins to seasonal
As direct spending by visitors to the island the past
three months totaled just under $300,000, according to
the latest Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
report, many in the local retail industry said it's been the
best season ever for sales.
Signa Bouziane, co-owner of Mister Roberts Resort
Wear, 5330 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, should be one to
Her father opened the clothing store more than 40
years ago and she and sister Linda now operate the busi-
They grew up on the island and worked at the store
as youngsters. Together, they've seen great seasons for
sales and not-so-great seasons. This one, however, tops
them all, Signa Bouziane said.
"It's been the greatest-ever season for us," she
"Absolutely fabulous, and we're still busy here in
late April. I hope traffic continues through the summer,"
she continued. "I hope it never ends."
Similar comments came from Laura Shely of Tide
and Moon Jewelry, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
"We've been so busy we had to open on Sundays to
take care of everyone. I've been in retail 21 years and
this was absolutely my best ever season," Shely said.
And the demand for her handmade Anna Maria Island
silver pendants has been terrific, she said. The only prob-
lem was finding time to craft more of the pendants, Shely
"They have definitely been my No. 1 seller," she
She's still busy and open seven days a week. "I'm
hoping summer will be just as good," she said.
At the Bridge Street Bazaar. 107 Bridge St., Bra-
denton Beach, owner Jake Spooner said retail sales were
They were so busy, they had part-time staff to help
with the flow of visitors to the shop, which this year
celebrated its 10th anniversary on Bridge Street.
"Who would have thought we'd make it 10 years?"
said Myers. "We did, but Bridge Street and the associa-
tion have really grown to make all the retail stores here
Jessica Foraker of Pink and Navy Boutique, 210
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, said clothing and shoe sales were
excellent during the season. This is the store's third year
in business, and Foraker said it's been the busiest in sales
since the grand opening in 2010.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president
Mary Ann Brockman said she's had nothing but good
reports from retail members for the January-March
"And many indications are that our summer will be
a very busy one for accommodations, restaurants and the
retail trade," she said.
Kaci Patsios, left, and Tami Funkhauser of the Bridge
Street Bazaar, 117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, were
busy the past three months. The store was full of
shoppers and miniature golfers just about every day.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
better than last year, but cool weather kept some visitors
away from his adventure golf course, The Fish Hole.
"It was a bit cold in March and early April. The golf
was still good, and retail sales up from last year. We did
great and I have to check the figures from April to say
it's been the best ever season," Spooner said.
"Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy with the season
and the Bridge Street Merchants ... is doing a lot to bring
visitors to the street," he said. Spooner is treasurer of the
Bridge Street Interiors co-owner Deb Myers said
she and husband Matt had a very successful season at
the boutique and interior design store, 114 Bridge St.,
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An Island Affaire benefiting the Anna Maria Island
Community Center will take place Saturday, May 18, at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Proceeds, according to a news release, help the
"at-risk children, teens and families served by the Anna
Maria Island Community Center by providing programs
in a safe, wholesome environment where they can iden-
tify their talents, expand learning opportunities, develop
new skills, get healthier and grow in character and con-
The evening black-tie is preferred features live
and silent auctions, dinner catered by Harry's Continental
Kitchens and an open bar.
The entertainment has not been announced.
Seating, which includes a Champagne reception at 6
p.m., is $175 per person.
VIP seating, which includes a pre-reception party
and special entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., is $250.
Reservations are requested by May 10.
For more information, call Sharen Pittman at 941-
778-1908, ext. 9203.
AID, island churches observe
National Day of Prayer
Anna Maria Island churches will observe the National
Day of Prayer with a service of scripture reading and
prayer at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in the gazebo at 59th
Street and Flotilla Drive near Holmes Beach City Hall.
The island event is sponsored by All Island Denomi-
nations, an organization formed by the Anna Maria Island
churches to promote ecumenical worship, fellowship and
charitable assistance to people on Anna Maria Island.
This year's national observance, the 62nd of its kind,
is using the theme, "Pray For America," with special
emphasis on the words of Matthew 12:21: "In his name
the nations will put their hope."
The 30-minute service in Holmes Beach is a non-
denominational religious observance.
Organizers 'u~.IPl people may want to bring chairs
For more information, call the Rev. Gary A. Batey of
Roser Memorial Community Church at 941-778-0414.
The box office is open to purchase tickets for
the Island Players' final performance of the 2012-13
Box office hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday
and an hour before curtain, according to the theater's
The show is "37 Postcards," written by Michael
McKeever and directed by Phyllis Elfenbein. The stage
managers are Bobbie Berger and Ruth Stevens.
The production notes for the play state: "After years
of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton returns to his home
Center hosts 'healthy
Linda Hoffman will lead the "healthy happy hour"
in May at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Happy hours will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
May 6; 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18; and 7:30 p.m. Monday,
The announcement said, "If you could choose opti-
mal health, would you? Are you 'I ln' lini' with diabetes,
high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other lifestyle-
related diseases? Find out why you are gaining weight
and what you can do about it."
For reservations, call 941-228-4087.
Center forms member
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is form-
ing a member advisory committee.
Executive director Dawn Stiles, in a news release,
said the committee will advise and work with staff "on
member satisfaction and community issues."
She stated, "The community center exists to serve
our members and the community; I view this committee
as key to our continued relevance."
People interested in serving on the committee can
contact the center at 941-778-1908 or visit the center at
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
To serve on the committee a person must:
Be a center member for at least a year.
Participate in center activities.
Commit to attending monthly meetings.
Understand and support the center's mission, vision
Kiwanis to meet at beach cafe
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
The speaker has not yet been announced.
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at
Encore for 'Postcards'
The Island Players final play of the
64th season is a repeat from the
50th season. "37 Postcards" by
Michael McKeever, will open May 9
and run through May 19, including
two matinee performances. Some of
the key players on stage and behind
the scenes are returning for the
2013 production. This performance,
the cast includes Heiko Knipfelberg,
left, Brian Dennis, Sylvia Marnie,
Cathy Hansel-Edgerton, and return-
ing to reprise her role as Nana with
a walker, Miriam Ring, and Robin
Rhodes, seated, who replays Evelyn.
For tickets, call the box office at
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in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he
remembered it. Forced to either accept the oddities of his
family, or leave them behind, this play proves that you
can, in fact, go home again. You just never know what
you're going to find."
The play opens Thursday, May 9, and continues
through May 19. The theater is dark on Mondays.
Performances are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For
more information, call the box office at 941-778-5755.
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Island toast: Food and Wine
on Pine takes place May 4
The third annual Food and Wine on Pine is set for
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on Pine Avenue in Anna
Organizers are planning on hosting:
More than 25 local restaurants.
More than 30 musical acts.
Craft beer makers and distributors.
Admission to Food and Wine, expected to draw 3,000
people, is free. Food and beverage tickets will be $1, with
menu items expected to cost 2-8 tickets.
Parking, with shuttle service via the island trolley,
will be available at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and CrossPointe
Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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-
778-8705 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go online to
Aviator-author-islander at Roser
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, will host island author and World War
II pilot Jim Kissick, who will sign copies of his book,
"A Flyer's Dash: From Florida Farm Boy to Fighter
Pilot." Proceeds from the event, which coincides with
Food and Wine on Pine Saturday, May 4, will benefit
the Roser Memorial Missions. The chapel also will be
open during the festival. For more information, call the
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The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, is the site of a number of events in May. They
1:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, Gulf Coast Writers
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, Mana-Tweens Book
Club, open to ages 8-12.
2 p.m. Thursday, May 2 and Thursday, May 16,
knitting club gathering.
2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, a program on the law
and aging issues.
Gulf Coast Writers to meet
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet to share work at
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call Sylvia Price at 941-778-
AGAMI hosts window display
The Artists' Guild Gallery operated by the Artists'
Guild of Anna Maria Island is sponsoring a series of
The first, in May, is "People Around the Island."
The gallery is at 5414 Marina Drive in Holmes
Library hosts estate planning
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host a program on estate planning at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8.
Attorney Sherry Wood will explore wills, probate,
inheritance and other matters.
For more information, call 941-778-6341.
*2 p.m., Friday, May 10, Alzheimer's Caregiver Sup-
port Group meeting.
10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, island origami gather-
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, a Mana-Tweens youth
10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, Island Library Friends
Book Club meeting.
The library is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursdays-Saturdays; noon-8 p.m. Wednesday.
For more, call the library at 941-778-6341.
Music fest at HB city field
St. Petersburg Preservation will sponsor a three-day
concert and party, the Great American Music Event, at
Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, to benefit Georgia-Rose Gibbons.
Last April, the 21-year-old Gibbons, a college stu-
dent, was walking in Tallahassee when a car struck her.
She suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident and
continues a long recovery.
GAME will feature::
Friday, May 3 Tanya and Company and Scott's
Saturday, May 4 Bodie Valdez and the Who-
Doos, Koko Ray and Company, Porch Dogs and Critter
Sunday, May 5 the Three Howies, Boss Hawg,
TC and the Troublemakers and Shotgun Justice.
The variety of music includes rock, zydeco, country
and blues, with performances beginning at 5 p.m. May
3, 2:30 p.m. May 4 and 11:30 a.m. May 5.
Vendors will be selling pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs
and other items. For more information, call father Bob
Gibbons of Anna Maria at 941-527-5018.
Dollars for drama
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Wednesday, May 1
Today nesting season for sea turtles officially begins. Lights
out on the beaches.
1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
6 p.m. Mana-Tweens Book Club, open to ages 8-12, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Thursday, May 2
11 a.m. -All Island Denominations and Anna Maria Island
churches' National Day of Prayer service, the gazebo at 59th Street
and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0414.
2 p.m. Island knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Friday, May 3
5-10 p.m. Great American Music Event to benefit Georgia-
Rose Gibbons, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-527-5018.
Saturday, May 4
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. Information: 941-778-1383.
11 a.m.-6 p.m.- Food and Wine on Pine festival with arts,
crafts, actors, live music and food and wine vendors, Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8705.
2:30-10 p.m. Great American Music Event to benefit Geor-
gia-Rose Gibbons, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-527-5018.
Sunday, May 5
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sixth annual Anna Maria Island Wedding Fes-
tival, various locations on the island. Registration at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Great American Music Event to benefit
Georgia-Rose Gibbons, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-527-5018.
Monday, May 6
8:07 p.m. Official sunset time.
Tuesday, May 7
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, May 8
2 p.m. Estate planning program, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Saturday, May 4
9 a.m. Sarasota Bay Estuary Program/Around the Bend
planting day at Perico Preserve, 11700 Manatee Ave., Perico Island.
Advance registration. Information: 941-955-8085.
5 p.m. Ultimate Kentucky Derby Bash, The Polo Grill, 10670
Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Reservations required. Informa-
Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders baseball, McKechnie
Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
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-
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some
events on other days too. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
*Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto
National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.
Third Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon,
Manatee Audubon Society, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24thAve.
E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
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, 4515123rd St. W., Cortez. Informa-
Third Mondays, through May, noon, Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
*Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
St. Bernard readying for
The St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of
Catholic Women will hold its end-of-season rum-
mage sale Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18.
Hours for the sale at the church activity center,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, are 9 a.m.-
Organizers promise lots of merchandise -
clothing, including boutique items; books, jewelry,
glassware, housewares and more.
The CCW also will be selling coffee and pas-
For more information, call the church at 941-
May 9, Island Players' opening of "37 Postcards," Island Play-
ers theater, Anna Maria.
May 10-11, American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Anna
Maria Island, Coquina Beach.
Mother's Day is May 12.
May 18, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Save the date
June 1, the Atlantic hurricane season begins. Be prepared.
June 1-2, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be
July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day
Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships
Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.
Send calendar announcements to email@example.com.
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.
One season ends,
summer planning begins
As the 2013 winter-spring tourism season wanes,
The Islander encourages event organizers and pub-
licists for local groups to take a look at the ongoing
events listings and notify firstname.lastname@example.org of
any changes needed.
Also, The Islander encourages publicists for
local groups to send spring-summer calendars and
event announcements to email@example.com.
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Artspace hosts one-i
The "PhotoNutt" artist's reception will take place
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Artspace Studios and
Gallery, 101 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
The reception celebrates the work of local photog-
rapher Christian Ulanch. A news release said the exhibit,
"PhotoNutt," highlights Ulanch's perspective on Anna
Maria Island landmarks. The show continues through
Ulanch has worked in pastels and ink. After suffering
a brain hemorrhage in the Gulf War, he took up photog-
"Over the past 13 years, Ulanch has developed an
eye for the unusual," Artspace stated.
A portion of proceeds from the show will be donated
to the Wounded Warrior Project.
For more information, call Deborah Webster at
Artspace Studios and Gallery at 941- 243-3835.
Planting day planned at
The Bay Guardians of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram, Manatee County Natural Resources and Around
the Bend Nature Tours will hold a volunteer planting in
Perico Preserve May 4.
Volunteers can be age 6 and older.
In addition to planting, they will get a "sneak peek"
of the preserve off Manatee A inlI State Road 64 on
The work begins at 9 a.m. and continues to about
Advance registration is required.
For registration and meet-up details, contact SBEP
at 941-955-8085 or Around the Bend at 941-794-8773.
man photography show, reception, contest
Show and tell
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Island relay raises money
for cancer work
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Anna
Maria Island will take place May 10-11 at Coquina Beach
in Bradenton Beach.
Relay teams already are organizing for the event and
For more information about participating in the relay
or supporting the walkers, call Aly Kerwin at the Ameri-
can Cancer Society at 941-328-3775.
Artspace, 101 South
Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria, is featuring
the photography of
SUlanch. A recep-
tion will take place
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,
May 17. That night,
attendees will be
invited to take part in
a contest to identify the locations for Ulanch's island
Robinson Preserve site of
Manatee Miles hike
Registration is under way online for Manatee
Miles at Robinson Preserve in west Bradenton. The
event, a non-competitive walk 1th ilugh the preserve,
will take place Saturday, May 11, departing from the
main entrance, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton
Walkers will either follow a 5-K or mile-long
course with coordinator Tina Neri in the preserve.
"Manatee Miles is a great way to enjoy a mom-
ing in Robinson Preserve," said Neri in a news
release. "People are really excited to get involved
because it's a good reason to get up and out to Rob-
inson Preserve. It will make you feel refreshed, and
at the same time know you've made a difference for
yourself and the community."
The event includes breakfast for walkers, water
Registration on the day of the event will be from
7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m., with the walk starting at 8 a.m.
Registration is free for children 6 and under. For
others, the fee is $7-25, depending on age. Also, the
earlier the registration, the lower the fee. To register,
go to www.manateemiles.com or at www.facebook.
For more information, call 941-748-4501.
Preserve work slows island traffic Getting to know you
Two flagging operations on Manatee Avenue/State Dawn Stiles, above left, speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the April 27 meeting at the Anna
Road 64 are slowing trips to and from Anna Maria Maria Island Beach Cafe in Holmes Beach about her passion for community and her new position as executive
Island. Work at Perico Preserve is sending loads of director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Right, Kiwanis members Manatee County School Board
dirt to the Harbour Island development. The operation member Dave Miner, left, Sylvia Price, Stiles, Robin Kinkopf and Bob deMastro follow the meeting with conver-
will continue through the summer, according to Charlie station and a photo. The club meets weekly at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the cafe. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
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Gloria Dei volunteers join in Habitat for Humanity effort
Volunteers from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church dedi-
cated a recent Saturday to making a Habitat for Humanity
house in Ellenton into a home.
On April 20, the volunteers with the Holmes Beach
church filled cupboards, closets and drawers in the Habi-
tat residence with household items, packed the fridge
and freezer with food, hung window curtains and shower
curtains, and set out a colorful welcome mat at the front
The items had been collected by the congregation
earlier, as the start of a new partnership between Mana-
tee County Habitat and Our Daily Bread, the county's
The Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, center, with homeowner Marleni, right, and
her daughter Azaria. Islander Courtesy Photo
community-driven organization to feed the hungry.
The Rev. Rosemary Wheeler Backer of Gloria Dei,
who is vice president of Our Daily Bread's board, called
it "a very exciting first step" in a news release.
As more houses are completed in Habitat's new Hope
Landing development in Ellenton, Backer said other local
congregations will provide the same "shopping service"
for the homeowners to come.
The congregations will consult with homeowner
partners to determine tastes and priorities for shopping
In Gloria Dei's case, the daughter of the family des-
perately wanted a tea set of her own.
"Gloria Dei has been involved with Our Daily Bread
for many years, and this idea was put forth to assist hom-
eowners in getting started," Backer stated. "The home-
owners put in sweat equity time working on the actual
construction but we know there are many expenses
to purchase items for a move. Our goal is to help the
families settle comfortably into their new homes without
Hope Landing is on East 38th Avenue in Ellenton
across from Blackburn Elementary School.
The soon-to-be owner of the duplex unit where the
Gloria Dei members worked April 20 is a single mom
with a 10-year-old daughter and two older sons.
The volunteers' plan April 20 was to set up the
house while the family was away, but the daughter,
Azaria (Gloria Dei withheld last names), showed up at
the door, as did members of other families who were
down the street helping with construction work on
Gloria Dei volunteers allowed Azaria to look around
as they worked, but not to peek into her bedroom until
the end of the day.
Then, according to the release, when things were
pretty much in place, the homeowner, Marleni, and her
daughter were welcomed across the threshold.
After touring the living room and kitchen, they were
led to Azaria's room, where butterflies adorned the bed-
spread, curtain and pillow. And, set out on a small table
by the bed, was her tea set a teapot, cups and saucers
and assorted teas.
"This is my dream come true," she was heard to say.
Then mother and daughter, both in tears, were embraced
with hugs from all sides.
Afterward, Backer reflected on the congregation's
involvement. "It really isn't work, but a joy and an
honor," she stated.
Habitat will dedicate the home Saturday, May 4.
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Holmes Beach mayor calls on city to look past tourism to future
By Mark Young
Upon returning from the annual Florida mayors con-
ference in Orlando, Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti
last week said business, not tourism, should be the city's
focus for the future.
Monti presented some highlights of the conference
at an April 23 city commission meeting.
Monti said Florida's unemployment rate is down to
7.5 percent and the state's goal of attracting more busi-
ness is the reason for lower-than-average unemployment
and no state tax increase.
"We need to look at bringing in business and not just
tourism to the island," said Monti. "The other thing we
need to talk about is what kind of businesses do we want
to attract to the island."
Monti said Brazil is the state's largest business
partner and he discussed the idea of creating a Spanish
language page for the city website, although the official
language of Brazil is Portuguese.
He said tourism has long been the state's focus, and
while tourism dollars are important, it has created more
problems than solutions.
"There are 19 million Florida residents, but there
are 90 million tourists," he said. "When you put that into
perspective, it's why we are having some of the issues
we are having."
Monti said the theme of the conference was Florida
is the perfect climate for business.
"As part of our future vision, I'm going to deal with
what kind of businesses do we want to bring in," he
In other matters, commissioners unanimously
approved Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer's
annual salary at $80,163.
The city previously updated its step salary system
for minimum starting salaries the first time in more
than 20 years, according to Monti.
The mayor previously argued the step salary needed
to be updated in order to bring in today's professionals
with experience that can benefit the city, but noted Toka-
jer's salary is still about $9,000 less than former Police
Chief Jay Romine's salary before his 2012 retirement.
Also, new Anna Maria Island Community Center
executive director Dawn Stiles introduced herself to the
Stiles said the center belongs to the island commu-
nity and is a place to grow strong in body and mind.
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Holmes Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston and deputy
city clerk Lori Kee are honored by Mayor Carmel
Monti at an April 23 city commission meeting as part
of the May 5-11 upcoming National Municipal Clerks
Week. Islander Photo: Mark Young
more so," she said. "Over the summer, I'll be doing a
community needs assessment and I want input from the
In other matters, Monti honored city clerk Stacey
Johnston and deputy city clerk Lori Kee as part of a
proclamation declaring May 5-11 as National Municipal
Clerks Week in Holmes Beach.
Future city issues
Commission Chair Jean Peelen asked the commis-
sioners to put together a list of items they would like to
see on future agendas.
Three commissioners presented 29 issues they would
like discussed at future work sessions.
Commissioners Pat Morton and David Zaccagnino
did not participate.
Zaccagnino said he prefers to deal with problems
and concerns that come up from his constituents as they
happen. He said many of the issues raised on the list are
better served administratively and not legislatively.
"Our job is to set policy, not to micromanage policy,"
Peelen said the items were simply for discussion and
that the intention of the list was not to create new laws.
She presented nine issues, including the subject of routine
maintenance at Scentral Park dog park.
Peelen said the city is having the same issue with the
dog park as with the city field when it was overused for
festivals. She said the grass is dying and suggested the
city eventually enter into discussion about closing the
park for three weeks a year to allow for more involved
maintenance and for the grass to grow.
The city recently placed signs at the park announcing
it will close for three hours every Thursday for routine
maintenance. Peelen said if the city wanted to close the
dog park for annual maintenance, dog owners could tem-
porarily use the city baseball field.
Commissioner Marvin Grossman presented four
items, some of which are currently in discussion, such
as reviewing parking requirements for restaurants.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth presented 16 items for
future discussion, including reviewing the city's outdoor
dining and amplified music ordinance.
Titsworth said both are a growing problem in the
She also would like to see the city more involved
with healthy activities, such as getting involved with
the Red Ribbon Campaign, which educates youth and
encourages participation in drug prevention activities.
Titsworth said more promotion should be provided
to city residents regarding area fitness trails, such as Rob-
inson Preserve, and she would like to start an islandwide
weight loss program.
She also would like to see more Southern red cedar
trees planted, address the loss of affordable housing, con-
sider the creation of water-ski areas and to talk about
eliminating storm generators in side-yard setbacks.
Titsworth said from personal experience with a
neighbor, she knows these types of generators kick on
once a week even without the power going out to main-
tain a charge.
"I know how noisy they are," she said.
In final comments, Zaccagnino offered to buy tickets
for island elected officials for the center's May 18 Island
Grossman's closing comments addressed whether
or not there are legal consequences for a citizen to give
false testimony while speaking at a public hearing.
City attorney Patricia Petruff said all statements
provided during public hearings are subject to perjury
"If it can clearly be proven that somebody lied under
oath, a criminal case could be brought against them,"
she said. "But I can't recall any case where that has hap-
Petruff said it would be up to the state attorney's
office to press charges and it would be difficult to
pursue those charges because "people do misspeak in
the heat of the discussion," she said. "I've misspoke
and have had to come back and clarify the record as
to what I said."
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MPO needs project requests by May 10
By Rick Catlin
The Island Transportation and Planning Organiza-
tion met with representatives of the Sarasota/Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization April 15 to discuss
what projects the island cities want to accomplish in
the next five years.
MPO executive director Mike Howe said the dead-
line for each city's wish list is May 10. Requests have
to be transportation-related and there is no guarantee
they will be put in the MPO's five-year plan that is
updated annually. Howe said requests could include
bicycle paths, road improvements and landscaping
The requests first should be approved by the respec-
tive city commission. Howe said the ITPO normally
approves requests from cities before sending them to
the MPO, but it's not required.
Howe said a proposed golf cart crossing at the
corner of East Bay Drive and Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach is on the MPO list, but the Florida Department
of Transportation has not funded the crossing. In 2012,
Holmes Beach submitted the project again to keep it in
the five-year plan.
Funding for a proposed boardwalk in the area
through Grassy Point behind Mike Norman Realty
would eventually come from the DOT. Howe said it
was his understanding the DOT has no plans to fund
that boardwalk in its 2013-14 fiscal year budget.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn was elected the ITPO
representative to the MPO, which meets eight times a
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy sug-
gested the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting April 17 in Bradenton Beach would be a good
opportunity to find a volunteer to be the ITPO's rep-
resentative to the MPO's Citizens Advisory Commit-
tee. The representative does not have to be an elected
official, but must live on the island.
Shaughnessy said Bradenton Beach public works
director Tom Woodard will serve as the island repre-
sentative to the MPO Technical Advisory Committee,
replacing George McKay of Anna Maria.
In other business, SueLynn said she is looking for
funds to repair the Anna Maria City Pier. She plans to
submit a request to the MPO for funding as an exten-
sion of State Road 789, which extends from its Mana-
tee Avenue intersection in Holmes Beach south through
The next MPO meeting will be at 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, June 17, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N. There is no ITPO or MPO meeting in May.
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18 0 MAY 1, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
Dr. John H. Deam
Dr. John H. Deam, 87, of Bradenton and formerly of
Anna Maria Island, died April 21. He was born Oct. 4,
1925, in Reading, Pa.
He attended Birdsboro High School, Albright Col-
lege and Thomas Jefferson University-Jefferson Medi-
cal College in Philadelphia. He served two years in the
U.S. Navy as a pharmacist's mate 2nd
class and received the Victory Medal.
Dr. Deam established his medi-
cal practice on Anna Maria Island
in 1960. He was chief of staff for
Manatee Hospital in 1975. He was a
Deam member of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, Key Royale Club, Sons of the American
Revolution and the Manatee Medical Society. He was
an avid golfer and fisherman.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
June 1, at Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Dr. Deam is survived by his sister, Dorothy Thomp-
son, of Palm City, Fla.; children David, M.D., and his
wife Gail of Spring Hill, Fla., Donna and husband James
Hitchings of Woking, England, Douglas, D.D.S., and
wife Ann of Miami, and Debra and husband Bill Sanders
of Bradenton; six grandchildren and two great-grand-
Frances M. Lundy
Frances M. Sambula Lundy, 83, of Charleroi, Pa.,
died April 17. She was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Yugoslavia
to the late George and Anna Pakultis Sambula.
Mrs. Lundy was a member of Mary, Mother of the
Church Parish, Charleroi, Pa.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Mary,
Mother of the Church, Charleroi. Condolences may be
made online at www.schrock-hogan.com.
Mrs. Lundy is survived by her sons, Chris of Anna
Maria and Billy of Charleroi; brothers Jerome Sambula of
Charleroi and George and wife Carol Sambula of Cleve-
land; many nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces
Thomas M. McGannon
Thomas M. McGannon, 85, of Holmes Beach and
Ocean Beach, N.Y., died April 25. He moved with his
wife to Holmes Beach in 1986.
Mr. McGannon served in the U.S. Navy during World
War II. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport,
where he later served on the board for many years and
was given the status of life trustee. Following college, he
joined Clopay Corporation, rising to the position of vice
president of sales and marketing. He later assumed the
same position with the General Hardware Manufacturing
Co. Inc. in New York.
He was a lifelong boater and fisherman and a found-
ing member and former commodore of the Minuteman
Yacht Club in Westport, Conn., and the Ocean Beach
Yacht Club in New York.
Mr. McGannon is survived by his wife of 43 years,
Valerie; sister Clare Costello of Easton, Pa.; daugh-
ter Susan Emery of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; son Thomas
Houghton and wife Janet Caldwell Noakes; and grand-
daughters Maggie and Molly, all of Wilmington, N.C.
Donald W. Meals
Donald W. Meals, 90, of Holmes Beach, died April
22. He was born June 5, 1922, in Carlisle, Pa.
Mr. Meals graduated from Carlisle High School and
received a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College.
He served from 1943 to 1945 with
S the U.S. Army 94th Infantry division
and landed in Normandy and fought
through Brittany and into Germany. He
was awarded a Bronze Star for valor
and received a Purple Heart for inju-
Meals ries received during the Battle of the
He married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen
Briner, in 1946 in Carlisle, Pa.
Further education in p,]1 hli>1'l,,' and management
led to a doctorate degree in 1950 from the University of
Pennsylvania. He worked for the Operations Research
Office of Johns Hopkins University in the 1950s, provid-
ing support for the U.S. Army. He became director of the
Combat Operations Research Group and led war gaming
and field experimentation involving early computer simu-
lations. He later joined TechOps Inc. in Hampton, Va.,
as vice president for system sciences where he managed
similar work for the U.S. Air Force. At that time, he and
his family moved to Lexington, Mass.
He later joined the Raytheon Corporation, where he
worked to apply emerging technologies to the fields of
education and training. In 1966, he joined Arthur D. Little
of Cambridge, Mass., as a senior consultant.
He taught management subjects in an MBA program
of the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute,
and assisted in founding the Merrimack Education Center,
where he remained on the board of directors for many
He worked extensively in the United States and over-
seas, developing management and training systems for
public and private organizations until his retirement in
the 1990s. Work took him to more than 17 countries in
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. He
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was an intrepid traveler, who immersed himself in local
culture and explored his surroundings with insatiable
He divided his time between homes in Bedford,
Mass., and Holmes Beach on retirement, and he con-
tinued to volunteer as a consultant at MEC. He was a
member of the board of directors of the Literacy Council
of Manatee County.
His son described him as an intelligent, intensely
curious man who exemplified responsibility, leadership
and service. Throughout his life, he was gregarious,
cheerful, kind and overly fond of puns. He was a true
member of the Greatest Generation.
A private memorial service is planned. Memorial
donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,
P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC
He enjoyed hobbies and was an avid beekeeper,
woodworker and gardener with a passion for orchids
and hybridizing daylilies. He was a member of the Key
Royale Club. He enjoyed Dixieland jazz, Gilbert & Sul-
livan and classic opera.
Mr. Meals is survived by his son, Donald W. Jr. and
wife Mary Sullivan of Burlington, Vt.; daughter Jennifer
and husband Jeffrey Kalajian of Kinnelon, N.J.; grand-
children Kaela Sullivan and Tom and Lisa Kalajian; and
his partner of 13 years, Marian Kennedy, of Florida, and
her family, Charles and Michele Nash and Drs. Marilyn
and Andrew Wilking.
Betty Lee Myers
Betty Lee Myers, 95, of Bradenton and formerly of
Anna Maria, died April 14. She was born Jan. 15, 1918,
in Centerville, Ohio. She was one of
three daughters born to Floyd and
Faye Rose Davison. She was raised in
I Toledo, Ohio, where she later met her
late husband, Mead T. Myers.
The couple started visiting Anna
Myers Maria when Mead's father, John C.
"Bops" Myers, built a home on North
Shore Drive in the early 1950s. They became fulltime
residents in the 1970s.
They enjoyed the island's beautiful beaches, laid-
back lifestyle, awesome sunsets and friendly people.
During the 1960s and '70s, Mead and Betty and
their five children vacationed on the island. Sunburns
and sandcastles were ever present.
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Island police blotter
April 19, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue, posses-
sion of marijuana. While on patrol, a Manatee County
sheriff's deputy observed two juveniles riding their bikes
at 2:30 a.m. The deputy was suspicious due to the time
and stopped the two juveniles, who appeared visibly ner-
vous, according to the report. The deputy asked if they
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OBITUARIES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
Mrs. Myers will be missed and the island has lost
an ambassador, in her words, for "an island paradise,"
according to a friend.
A celebration of life is being planned for late May on
the beach in Anna Maria. The family asks those interested
in attending to email John D. Myers at jdmcheers@aol.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her children, Mead Jr.,
John, David, James and Sally; five grand-children and
Peter F. Patall
Peter F Patall, 67, of Holmes Beach, died April 20.
He was bor March 20, 1946, Rochester, N.Y.
Mr. Patall moved to Anna Maria Island on retiring as
a professor of psychology at Monroe Community Col-
lege in Rochester, N.Y., where he taught four decades
of students. He was a Renaissance man, having been an
accomplished academic, real estate investor and musi-
There will be a celebration of life for family and
friends at his home at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Memorial
donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Pallia-
tive Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or the
American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Alliance.
Mr. Patall is survived by wife Maggie; daughter
Erika and husband Asa Hursh; son Peter A.; granddaugh-
ter Corrine Hursh; sister Emily and husband Dan David;
brother-in-law Thomas and wife Michele Worden; and
numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
Islander newspaper to residents andfamily of residents,
both past and present, and to those people with ties to
Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length.
Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by
THE ISLANDER U MAY 1, 2013 19
grams of marijuana in one of the juvenile's pocket. The
drugs were confiscated and the juveniles were turned over
to an adult.
April 20, 500 block of South Bay Drive, trespass
warning. A man called the sheriff's office to report a
woman known to him was ringing his doorbell. A deputy
made contact with the woman inside her vehicle, which
was parked at the residence. At that time, the woman was
issued a trespass warning and left the area.
April 18, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, tres-
pass. A woman came home to find a man sleeping on her
couch. A deputy made contact with the man, who said
he drank too much the night before and was looking for
a place to sleep. Nothing appeared missing or broken,
but the suspect was arrested for illegally occupying a
structure and trespassing.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
April 24, 2300 block of Avenue B, domestic dis-
turbance. A man, who admitted he was drinking, could
not find his house keys and hit the front door causing a
window to break. His male roommate was upset and said
he would ask the man to leave, but the landlord advised
he would begin the process of evicting the two males.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
April 20,4528 119th St. W., Cortez Kitchen, crimi-
nal mischief. A man reported someone had damaged his
bicycle while he was inside the restaurant. A witness told
a deputy that she saw a man stab the victim's bicycle tire
and that the suspect often causes problems at the restau-
rant. The damage to the bike was estimated at $90.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
April 17, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, driving while
license suspended. A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man was
arrested for driving while license suspended. A police
officer initiated a traffic stop on the man and discovered
his license had been revoked, and that this was the man's
second incident over a three-month period.
April 17, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, domestic bat-
tery. A woman and her girlfriend were arguing when one
of the women grabbed the other and threw her to the
ground. A witness broke up the fight and called police.
The 24-year-old aggressor was arrested on a misde-
meanor battery charge after police observed red marks
on the victim's neck and arms.
April 6, 8200 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. A 43-year-
old Longboat Key man was arrested for driving under the
influence. Police observed Todd Lasota tailgating another
vehicle and then attempting to pass the vehicle using the
bike lane. Police initiated a traffic stop, but Lasota con-
tinued for several blocks before stopping. Police observed
an odor of alcohol, several empty beer cans and one open
beer can in Lasota's center console. A field-sobriety test
was conducted, which Lasota failed. He was arrested for
April 6, 8300 block of Marina Drive, vehicle
burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his
unlocked vehicle stealing a camera, lenses and other
items valued at $2,065.
April 8, 500 block of Bayview Drive, suspicious
circumstance. A complainant reported someone threw
plastic push-pins onto his driveway near his vehicle. The
victim told police he has collected about 40 of the pins in
the last three months and he now has a slow leak in one
of his tires. He suspects a neighbor.
April 8, 300 block of 56th Street, disturbance.
A woman called police in regards to her ex-boyfriend
making harassing calls. She told police his phone calls
are always mean and nasty in nature. She said she just
wanted to document the incident and would consider
filing a restraining order against him.
April 9, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A
complainant reported two bicycles valued at $500 were
stolen from a condominium bike rack. He told police the
bikes were locked at the time of the theft.
April 10, 5904 Marina Drive, Havana Cabana,
theft. Someone stole the restaurant's menu sign valued
April 10, 3800 block of Sixth Avenue, disturbance.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance and made
contact with a female complainant. The woman said
she was arguing with her husband over the way he was
making the dog's bed.
*April 11, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, Marchman Act.
Police observed a man 'lipr.l-iii on the roadway and
'l u'liIn' to keep himself steady. The man said he had
been at a local bar and admitted he was drinking heav-
ily. The man said he was staying at an island resort, but
could not remember where it was. He was transported to
Manatee Glens hospital and addiction center.
April 12, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store
BP, disturbance. The night clerk called police in regards
to a man outside the store causing a disturbance. Police
stopped the man's vehicle and informed him that the store
clerk requested he never returns.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
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20 0 MAY 1, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
Island resident, canine companion gear up for competition
By Mark Young
She's a true underdog success story.
Six-year-old Sasha a beagle-pug mix, otherwise
known as a puggle, and recognized by the American
Kennel Club is smaller than most of her agility course
And yet Sasha is one of the best agility racers in
the country and will vie for a chance to compete at the
national level when she takes on her regional competition
at 11 a.m.-4-p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Spa Beach in St.
Sasha will compete against the top competitors in
the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern
The event features several Olympic-style events from
weave pole racing, high-flying disc routines, dog diving
and agility courses.
Debbie Hartzell adopted Sasha when she was just a
few months old and it didn't take long before she knew
that she had welcomed a "high i n i,'y" dog into her
"I've always loved doing different things with my
dogs," said Hartzell. "Sasha was very high i ni tI.', so I
put her into obedience classes and it was suggested that
I try her in an agility class."
A star was born.
Hartzell said Sasha's instructor encouraged her to
enter the dog into a beginner's competition. Sasha took
first place in her first outing.
"And now it feels like we do this full time," said Hart-
zell. "She is in some type of competition almost every
week and has been for the last four and a half years."
She has the trophy room to prove it. Hartzell has
devoted a small room in her Holmes Beach home to
Sasha's ribbons and trophies, but it's that kind of dedica-
tion that gets a dog to the premier level of competition.
Sasha has earned two Master Agility titles and it
takes a compilation of titles and successful competitions
to make it to the highest level.
Sasha is one of a handful of Florida dogs that will
compete in the regional finals and the top dogs coming
out of the regionals will go on to the nationals.
The 6-year-old rising star in canine competition
always seems to know when the day for competition
Sasha, a 6-year-old puggle, will be competing at an
eastern regional agility course competition May 4for
the right to compete at the national level of the Purina
Pro Plan Incredible Dog C(i,,ll,i i, Islander Courtesy
"She gets all worked up and very excited," said Hart-
zell. "She howls and barks all the way there and barks
all the way through the course. I think they picked her
because she's a little off the wall and kind of comical,
but that's her personality."
Despite a room full of ribbons, Sasha's unique per-
sonality has caused a problem from time to time.
"She stopped in the middle of the course one time
to chase a dragon fly," said Hartzell while unable to con-
tain her laughter at the memory. "Another time, she just
decided to run over and say 'hi' to the judges."
But make no mistake about Sasha's fierce competi-
She's been capturing blue ribbons since her first event
and has placed well in high-profile competitions, includ-
ing a national Canine Performance Event in Orlando last
year where Sasha finished third and then placed fifth in
a state event that featured about 60 competitors in her
Like most racing-style events, the winners are deter-
mined on time. Hartzell said the difference between first
and fourth places could be less than a second.
"She loves competing," said Hartzell. "She's not the
typical agility dog because most agility dogs are faster
breeds, so she definitely holds her own. She'll be up
against some tough and bigger dogs at this competition.
It's going to be a tough competition. So if we can place,
it will be a big accomplishment."
Sasha may be one of the smallest stars in agility-
course racing, but it's her loving heart that makes Hartzell
"She's also a therapy dog," she said. "We go to spe-
cial needs classes at elementary schools and the kids love
visiting with her. She does tricks for them and she does
a little dance routine. The looks on the faces of those
children really shows that Sasha made them feel good."
Spa Beach Park is located at 615 Second Ave. NE,
St. Petersburg. Qualifying events begin May 3. The com-
petition begins at 11:30 a.m. May 4 with Sasha and other
agility competitors starting off the events.
The event will be streamed live at facebook.com/
proplan and barknetwork.com.
Debbie Hartzell's 6-year-old puggle Sasha has a room
devoted to her trophies and ribbons compiled during
four years of competition. Sasha is gearing up for her
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Lunch: Pizza Choice or Fish Patty Sandwich,
Sliced Pears, Sidekicks Frozen Fruit Slushie,
Corn, Sweet Potato Fries, Assorted Fresh Fruit
Milk and juice are served with every meal.
Daily offerings include: Skim, 1 percent and
Skim Chocolate Milk, Juice; 2 Choices of Fresh
Fruit; 3 Choices of Cereal; and additional items
(2 per day): Yogurt, Plain or Cinnamon Raisin
Bagel, Toast, PBJ Jamwich, Super Round,
Island Run set for May 4
The Island Run benefiting the Children's Academy
of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, May 4,
in Anna Maria.
The run will begin at the Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay
Blvd., pavilion in Anna Maria at 8 a.m. Runners will
either participate in a 5K race or a 1-mile run.
Registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. and the race day
fee is $25.
For more information, call Pam Graetzer at 941-350-
2378 or go online to www.islandrun.com.
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, Science night, book fair
and art show.
6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, PTO community dinner by
Poppo's Taqueria in the cafeteria, 7 p.m., first-grade play,
Friday, May 3, early release.
3:15 p.m. Monday, May 6, School Advisory Com-
8:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion board meeting in the conference room.
5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, PTO dinner and Magic
6-30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Mother-Son Ice Cream
Saturday, May 18, IMG-AME-PTO golf tourna-
5 p.m., 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, PTO dinner and
Thursday, May 30, fourth-grade awards.
9 a.m. Friday, May 31, fifth-grade awards and DARE
graduation. Early release at 12:30 p.m.
June 6 and June 7, early release.
June 7, last day of school for AME students.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The office
number is 941-708-5529.
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Kids from Seabreeze Elementary School embark on
their school float in the De Soto Grand Parade April
27. The school was invited to take part in the Grand
Parade after winning the children's parade for their
USS Constitution float. Islander Photo: Courtesy
AME PTO presents
The monthly dinner and show presented by the
Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Orga-
nization will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
First-grade students will perform "How Does Your
Also, Poppo's Taqueria of Anna Maria will serve
the dinner. The $7 adult serving includes two taco
supreme with black beans and brown rice; the $5
children's dinner includes one taco with black beans
and brown rice.
The dinner will be in the school cafeteria at 5 p.m.
The play is in the auditorium at 7 p.m.
Pre-order, which qualify for a Poppo's gift certifi-
cate drawing can be made at the school office at 4700
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22 E MAY 1, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
Holmes Beach ponders future of rentals in R-1 district
By Mark Young
The grandfather clause of a 2007 ordinance that
allows weekly rentals in Holmes Beach's R-1 residen-
tial district doesn't expire until 2017, but commissioners
discussed the matter at their April 25 work session.
Commission Chair Jean Peelen said residents on both
sides of the issue already are contacting commissioners
and she wants the commission to have a better under-
standing of the issue.
"I thought we needed to know the situation," she
City attorney Patricia Petruff said the ordinance was
to restrict weekly rentals in the single-family home zones,
but allowed some 51 units to be grandfathered.
"What occurred in the mid-2000s is that more and
more housing units in the city became rentals," she
said. "During that same timeframe, the type of rentals
Petruff said in prior years, most rentals were seasonal
"There wasn't a lot of weekly rentals," she said.
"For a long time, the city looked at making a distinction
between long-term and short-term rentals."
Petruff said after a number of hearings addressing
the city's zoning districts, it was determined the R-1 zone
would be deemed a 30-day rental area, "but there were
many property owners who were already renting weekly.
The city did not want to unduly impact those property
owners" by imposing a generic date to comply.
Petruff said the city did some research to determine
what period of time would allow owners to recoup their
investments. The planning commission then recom-
mended 3-5 years, but the commission opted for 10 years,
Even though the grandfather period doesn't end until
2017, a property owner is challenging the ordinance,
saying he was unaware of the 2007 ordinance.
Petruff said the general 30-day timeframe to chal-
lenge an ordinance has long passed and "I don't think
you can give relief to one specific property owner."
She said the commission has options, however.
"You certainly have the right to re-visit this issue
and decide if you want to extend it or just have all those
properties grandfathered permanently," said Petruff. "It's
a policy issue, but an ordinance would have to be drafted
and you would need to go through a full public hearing
The third option is for commissioners to do nothing
and let the grandfather period expire in 2017.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino was a member of
the 2007 commission and he noted it was a very conten-
tious period in Holmes Beach, "kind of like we are having
now with some of the rental issues."
Zaccagnino said city chambers were packed with
people during the process, but the general consensus from
residents in the R-1 district was to allow weekly rentals.
"It might have been their own undoing," he said.
Petruff was asked if the city was vulnerable to litiga-
tion over the issue.
"It's really impossible to answer," she said. "The
cases I've seen are very different factually. I think if a
suit was brought forward, you have some defenses."
Commissioner Judy Titsworth said she didn't see
a reason to change anything now. Commissioner Pat
Morton said it needs to be looked at, but "messing with
the R-1 right now is a hand grenade."
Morton said he is more concerned with illegal rental
Commissioners generally agreed there is plenty of
time before any decision is needed, but Peelen said she
wants to fully understand the situation.
"Now we know what the situation is," she said. "I
feel well briefed on it and we can see how it goes. I say
we leave it for now."
A resident during public comment asked if the grand-
father period applies to the original owners or if it expires
upon the property selling.
Zaccagnino said the commission "settled on the easier
option to just have a list of properties and say it's done
instead of having our clerk keeping track of sales."
Investor finds fault in Holmes Beach R-1 resort housing plan
The clock is ticking on some resort housing in
Holmes Beach residential districts.
When the city underwent rezoning in 2007, land-
lords and rental agents who owned or operated vacation
homes for less than 30 days in the Residential-1 and
Residential-1AA districts were allowed to continue the
nonconforming use but only for 10 years.
In 2017, by city ordinance, any resort housing in the
single-family zones will be outlawed. Only conforming,
non-rental, residential uses will be allowed in the two
Even if city commissioners wanted to ease the future
resort housing prohibition in the districts, under a state
law commonly known as House Bill 883 passed in
June 2011, they can't, according to city attorney Patricia
Only the state can regulate such housing as a result
of the legislation. And if the city changes its existing
resort rental laws, Petruff warned it risks losing regula-
tory authority because of HB 883, which states, in per-
"A local law, ordinance, or regulation may not restrict
the use of vacation rentals, prohibit vacation rentals, or
regulate vacation rentals based solely on their classifica-
tion, use, or occupancy. This paragraph does not apply
to any local law, ordinance or regulation adopted on or
before June 1, 2011."
Caught up in the looming vacation rental sunset are
Holmes Beach property owner Terry Thornhill stands
in front of his investment property on Key Royale, a
resort home temporarily grandfathered for short-term
rentals under 2007 zoning changes. Islander Photo:
Holmes Beach owner/landlords such as Terry Thorn-
Thornhill is a native Englander. For the past 15 years,
he's owned Hartwell Villas, four weekly rental homes
impacted by sunset provision on Key Royale Drive, 67th
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He also owns Toucan Travel based in the United
.ly concern is two-fold," said Thornhill. "As a
travel company, we bring people to the island."
And as Hartwell Villas, "we have property here, but
after 2017, we'll have to look for somewhere else."
Recently awarded the British Empire medal for ser-
vices to people with disabilities, Thornhill is not an inves-
tor without a conscience. He's joined the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce and he's invested in the
"We built all our houses using local tradesman," said
Thornhill. "We've used local plumbers, tile and carpet,
and local businesses for any updates we do."
Thornhill is paying rental taxes, posting the Holmes
Beach rental rules and bringing European tourists who
pour thousands into the Anna Maria Island economy, its
restaurants, shops, boating and other recreational activi-
"It's a beautiful island and I don't want to see it
spoiled," said Thornhill, adding he understands the recent
concerns about people who have flaunted some local
"I think the commissioners should sit down and talk
to the owners get around a table and put something
About the 2017 sunset, outlawing his vacation
homes, he said, "I think it's a shame. They sneaked it
through. I knew nothing about it."
Yet, because of it, he's looking at putting his Holmes
Beach property on the market and moving his invest-
ments to Naples or Fort Myers, where he is finding com-
parable properties without similar rental restrictions.
"They're going to lose business," Thornhill added.
"I don't think they realize how much they're going to
lose. I really don't."
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Chamber holding events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly network luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 1, at the Sign of the Mermaid, 9707
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Cost of the lunch is $15 and reservations are
Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
The chamber's sunrise breakfast is 7:45-9. a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, at The Feast restaurant in the Island
Shopping Center, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 per person and mem-
bers are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are
The chamber's sixth annual wedding festival will be
held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
Included in the festival are visits to the various
venues where beach weddings can be held, and with
business people who specialize in weddings, including
florists, caterers and entertainers.
The final event will be a party at the Tortuga Inn
Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach,
where a grand prize will be awarded.
Registration is available at the chamber office, 5313
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May
4, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Guests may pre-
register online at www.amichamber.org, or by calling the
chamber at 941-778-1541.
Chamber helps BACI
An ad campaign in Europe by the Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau has worked so well that
the six-member Schull family from Germany decided,
at the last minute, to come to Anna Maria Island in April
for a week's stay.
The BACVB is promoting European visitors for
October through December, and an April arrival is still
within the high season. So the Schulls were unable to
find a suitable resort to keep the three couples in the same
location until they sought help at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
Terri Kinder of the chamber spent about an hour
on the phone looking for a rental that could hold three
couples for a week. She found a location at Queens Gate
Resort in Bradenton Beach, and at the White Sands
Resort, 6505 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
After a difficult explanation the Schull's speak
little English and help from another office visitor who
spoke German, the party eventually took the White Sands
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t who arrived from
Kinder said that's how the chamber often works with
its members, particularly during the winter and summer
"When someone can't help, we ask if they know of
a member who can. If not, we go to the next member on
the list who has informed us of vacancies," chamber vice
president Deb Wing said.
"It's not as easy as it sounds because of the number
in the party, the accommodation they want, if they plan
to cook, how long they're staying and if they want to be
on the Gulf of Mexico or not," she said.
The Schull family said they were grateful for the
chamber help. They also said they didn't realize the island
would be nearly full of visitors in late April.
Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
793 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, 3,102 sfla
6,900 sfur Sbed/3bath/lcar Gulffront home built in 1981
on a 50x457 lot was sold 04/08/13, Radtke to J Telander
Holdings Ab for $2,200,000; list $2,459,000.
306 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,773 sfla
S1,983 sfur 4bed/3bath Gulffront duplex built in 1945
on a 49x100 lot was sold 04/02/13, Milazzo to Metz for
515 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,865 sfla / 3,45 sfur
4I19dcl sfr 3 d.2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on
a 80x104 lot was sold 03/29/13, White to Triple C of
309 64th St., Unit 309, Island Sun and Beach, Holmes
Beach, a 2,288 sfla / 3,109 sfur 3bed/22bath/2car land
condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 03/26/13, Kuf-
fermann to Charbonneau for $662,000; list $699,900.
103 Fourth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2,055 sfla /
2,109 sfur 31Ic.dI 31~Ii i triplex with pool built in 1926 on a
50x99 lot was sold 04/01/13, University of South Florida
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Youth basketball, baseball seasons take off at AMICC
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center youth
basketball season got underway last week in the gym.
Most games are being played weeknights with some
games also being played on Saturdays.
Beach Bums sits atop the Division II standings with
a 2-0 record after one week of action. Manatee Cancer
Center is on their heels with a 2-1 record, while Beach
Bistro is looking for its first win.
Ross Built is on top of the Division I standings with
a 3-0 record. Walter & Associates is right behind with
a 2-1 record, followed by 1-1 Sand Dollar and winless
Southern Green and Duncan Real Estate.
The premier division has Walter & Associates in first
place with a 3-0 record, while Heritage Paper Company
is in second with a 1-1 record. Eat Here and The Feast
are still in search of a first victory in the startup league.
Jack Groves scored all 18 points to lead Manatee
Cancer Center past Beach Bistro 18-16 in Division
II basketball action April 27. Groves also chipped in
14 rebounds for his team, which also received seven
rebounds from Josh Calhoun in the victory.
Beach Bistro was led by David Daigle, who scored
10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Thomas Heckler
added 4 points and six rebounds, while Sean Rodriguez
finished with 2 points and five rebounds in the loss.
Ross Built rolled to a 45-27 victory during Division
I action April 27 behind 19 points and 13 rebounds from
Trent Boring and 18 points and seven rebounds from Jake
Ross. Andrew Ross added 6 points and 11 rebounds and
Hannah McCracken finished with nine rebounds in the
Joey Stewart scored 13 points and Corey Jacques
added 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead Sand Dollar in
Walter & Associates rolled to a 43-25 victory over
Duncan Real Estate in Division I action April 27 behind
21 points from JP Russo and 16 points and 19 rebounds
from Dayton Modderman.
Duncan was led by Leo Rose, who scored 19 points,
while Leo Tilelli added 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds
in the loss.
Trent Boring scored 18 points and grabbed 19
rebounds to lead Ross Built to a 42-28 victory over Walter
& Associates during Division I basketball action April
26. Jake Ross added 12 points and twin brother Andrew
finished with 10 points, six rebounds and two assists in
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JP Russo's 21 points and 10 rebounds and 8 points
and 17 rebounds from Dayton Modderman paced Walter
& Associates in the loss.
Southern Green edged Sand Dollar 36-34 in Division
I basketball action April 26. Hayden Brewer led Southern
Green with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Edward
Cullinan finished with 10 points and 17 rebounds. Blake
Battle added 6 points, while Mathrew Manger and Bran-
don Mills each chipped in with 4 points in the victory.
Corey Jacques led all scorers with 21 points and
grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Sand Dollar, which also
received 6 points from Joey Stewart in the loss.
Walter & Associates cruised to a 41-27 victory over
The Feast in premier division action April 26. Phil Rottes
led Walter & Associates with 14 points and 18 rebounds,
while Seth Walter added 12 points. Neil Carper chipped
in with 5 points, while Jack Walter and Eric Crawford
finished with 4 points each in the victory.
Alex Gilman scored 14 points and Lee Bergeron
added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead The Feast in
Paradise Bagels gets walk-off victory
Paradise Bagels Cafe opened the 2013 baseball
season for youths April 26 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center with a walk-off win over Beach to Bay
While trailing 4-3 with Tony Rappold on base with
a single, the cafe's Tyler Brewer came up and delivered
a two-run, inside-the-park home run to end the game in
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MAYSO announces youth soccer tryouts
The Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization has
announced tryout dates and times for Manatee Magic,
its competitive soccer program.
Cost per player for the Magic season, which runs
September-March, is $400 and includes home and away
uniforms and a backpack.
All MAYSO Magic coaches are licensed and possess
many years of coaching and playing experience.
Tryouts will be held at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton
6-7:30 p.m. May 28-June 5 for age groups as follow:
U9-10 Boys: May 28, June 3.
U9-10 Girls: May 28, June 3.
U1-12 Boys: May 29, June 4.
U11-12 Girls: May 29, June 4.
U13-16 Boys: May 30, June 5.
U13-16 Girls: May 30, June 5.
For more information, e-mail me at competition@
mayso.org or call 941-807-1105.
Two teams advanced to the knockout round during
April 27 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits. Rod Bussey ended the championship
match with a six-pack double ringer to lead both
he and Carl Samuelson to a 26-11 victory over Herb Pur-
year and Marvin Gangemi.
The April 24 games had four teams advance from
pool play with matching 2-1 records. The first playoff
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Springtime AMI-area fishing results in great catches
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Fishing around Anna Maria Island is getting better
and better as we settle into a springtime pattern. With
warm, calm days, accessibility to just about every type
of fishing is attainable. Whether you're fishing from the
shore, off a pier or beach or running 30 miles offshore,
now is the time for some exciting action on the water.
Catch-and-release snook, redfish and trout are stag-
ing up on the inshore grass flats, waiting to ambush small
baitfish and shrimp that cross their path. Free-lining your
bait is a good bet, but if you're in an area with a lot of
grass, try using a popping cork set at the appropriate
Along the beaches, piers and passes, expect to find
Spanish mackerel, blue runners, jack crevalle and lady-
fish feeding on schools of glass minnows or white bait.
Artificials like silver spoons, white jigs or Gotcha plugs
will get your rod bent. There also are a few pompano
cruising the beaches. So be prepared with sand fleas to
bait up these feisty fish.
Moving out to the nearshore reefs, expect to encoun-
ter king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and shark. Kings
up to 40 pounds are being reported. As for the sharks,
blacktip and spinner sharks are feeding on chunks of cut
mackerel. Expect to catch shark in the range of 50-150
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure with
good results on a variety of species. By using live shin-
ers for bait, Girle's clients are getting consistent action
during half-day trips.
To start, Girle is arriving at the structure, anchoring
and chumming with live bait. Once the chum hits the
water, hungry kingfish and Spanish mackerel are making
quick work of the disoriented shiners. While the fish are
voraciously feeding, Girle casts out a free-lined shiner
to get a bite. Kingfish up to 40 pounds are being caught
Kathie Earle of Rutland, Vt., caught this 17 1/2-inch
pompano at the beach on Anna Maria Island using a
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along with plenty of Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch
Once all have had their fill of macks, Girle is switch-
ing to bottom fishing. Again, Girle is using live shiners
for bait. By dropping baits directly to the bottom, Girle's
clients are reeling up mangrove snapper and keeper-size
catch-and-release gag grouper. Mangrove snapper in the
18-inch range are being reeled up, although Goliath grou-
per are swarming hooked fish, making it hard to land
them before they're eaten.
On the flats, Girle is stalking redfish, trout and snook.
Fishing flats with good tidal flow and plenty of sandy
potholes is key to catching these fish. Girle is using live
shiners free-lined behind the boat or rigged on a popping
cork. Snook and reds are being caught in the 30-inch
range. Slot-sized trout can be expected, too.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says action is
beginning to pick up as we settle into spring. Schools of
threadfin herring are gathering around the pier during
strong moving tides, which in turn attracts snook, mack-
erel and redfish.
Pompano are making a showing for pier fishers using
either live shrimp, sand fleas or pompano jigs. Although
the bite is sporadic, patience and determination should
result in a couple of gold nuggets for dinner.
Finally, mangrove snapper are being caught around
the structure under the pier. Malfese suggests casting live
shrimp weighted with a light split-shot under the pier to
get a bite.
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says beach
action is heating up for a variety of species. With baitfish
showing up along the shoreline, Mattay is catching Span-
ish mackerel, ladyfish, jacks, pompano and some nice
For the migratory fish jacks, macks and pompano
- Mattay suggests using artificial like silver spoons,
Gotcha plugs or pompano jigs. If you're on a snook mis-
sion, you'll have to find some live shiners.
Also, along the beaches, you can expect to catch
small bonnethead and blacktip sharks. Mattay suggests
fresh-cut mackerel, bonito or jack crevalle to get a bite.
Frozen squid or shrimp will work for the smaller sharks,
On the flats, Mattay is hearing of good action on
spotted seatrout, redfish and snook. Live shiners are the
bait of choice, when available, although live shrimp will
work in areas where the pinfish are not abundant. For
artificial, Mattay likes to use soft plastics on jig heads
or the MirrOlure MirrOdine.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fish-
ing the flats of Tampa Bay in search of the usual trio,
redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook. Using live
shiners for bait, Gross is catching respectable numbers
and sizes of all three species. For the snook and reds,
Gross is finding shallow flats with good water flow. Once
he locates the fish, he anchors and chums to get the fish in
a feeding mood. As this occurs, Gross directs his clients
to cast free-lined shiners directly to the fish.
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For the spotted seatrout, Gross is fishing slightly
deeper grass flats. Again, anchoring and chumming is
the key to getting slot-size fish in the cooler. Artificials
like soft plastics combined with a jighead are producing
Finally, Gross is anchoring over small rock piles in
Tampa Bay to catch a variety of fish. Spanish mackerel,
ladyfish, small snapper and even gag grouper are being
caught in these areas. Some of the gags being caught are
exceeding 24 inches, but they have to be released due to
the season being closed.
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Jerry Hill kids' fishing
The Manatee Fish & Game Association will pres-
ent the 27th annual Jerry Hill Kids Free Fishing Tour-
nament Saturday, May 11, in Palmetto on the Green
Bridge fishing pier.
The tournament is catch-and-release and open to
children ages 7-14.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the tourna-
ment at 8 a.m.
There will be a free lunch at 10 a.m., followed by
an awards ceremony at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, call Legend Fishing Char-
ters at 941-794-2806.
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match saw Jerry Disbrow and Ron Pepka take out Bruce
Munro and Gene Bobeldyk 22-11, while Art Kingstad
defeated Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe 21-4 in the
second playoff. Kingstad walked over Disbrow and
Pepka in the finals, defeating them 21-4.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
REAL ESTATE FROM PAGE 23
Foundation Inc. to Parking Company for $646,000.
213 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria, a 1,656 sfla /
2,340 sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar pool home built in 1959 on a
90x125 lot was sold 03/28/13, Mezik to R P E LLC for
$639,000; list $668,000.
400 74th St., Unit 400, Casa Del Mare, Holmes
Beach, a 1,967 sfla / 2,923 sfur 4bed/22bath/2car land
condo with pool built in 2005 was sold 03/29/13, Rob-
inson to Hambric for $610,000; list $629,000.
202 64th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,481 sfla / 1,777 sfur
2bed/2bath duplex with pool built in 1959 on a 67x100
lot was sold 04/03/13, Poseidon Adventures LLC to
Garret for $586,200.
306 Pine Ave., Unit 306, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, a
1,709 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in 2011 was
sold 04/02/13, Pine Avenue Restoration LLC to Lazzara
7001 Holmes Blvd., Unit A, Island Breeze Villas,
Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool
built in 2013 was sold 04/01/13, Preston to Madden for
$555,000; list $559,000.
7001 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Island Breeze Villas,
Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool
built in 2013 was sold 04/01/13, Preston to Sampson
Properties LLC for $555,000; list $559,000.
609 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,054 sfla / 3,447
sfur 2,054 sfla / 3,447 sfur 3bed/3bath home built in 1979
on a 50x100 lot was sold 04/05/13, Garst to Fuse for
$492,500; list $521,500.
5200 Gulf Drive, Unit 402, Martinique South,
Holmes Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1970 was sold 04/05/13, Baker
to Hildman for $450,000; list $474,900.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 165, Tortuga, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,392 sfla / 1,560 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 2006 was sold 04/02/13, Blue Water
Condos LLC to Donovan for $385,000; list $395,000.
436 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,001 sfla / 1,473
sfur 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1971 on a 46x83 lot
was sold 04/02/13, Wooten to Brons for $223,000; list
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale golf news
The members of Key Royale Club got together for a
coed best-ball-of-foursome match April 26. The team of
Rose Slomba, Terry Westby, Jim Dunne and Bob Dick-
inson combined on a 7-under-par 25 for first place.
The team of Bob Soos, Dale Hudson, Joe Muscatello
and Larry Pippel matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by
Jack Conners, Dave Johnson and Art McMillan to tie for
first place in a nine-hole team scramble April 25.
The Key Royale men played an 18-hole, two-best-
balls-of-foursome match April 24. The team of Al Kaiser,
Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson and Carl Voyles combined
on a 32-under-par 96 to earn an eight-shot victory over
the second-place team of Earl Ritchie, Larry Fowler, D.
Johnavey and Tom Lewis.
Jerry Elson scored a plus-6 to take first place during
the April 22, modified-Stableford match at the club. Dale
Hudson, Earl Ritchie, Gary Silke and Larry Pippel tied
for second place at plus-4.
The foursome of John Cassese, Joe Cassese, Bill
Melvin and Rod Bluhm won the team competition with
a combined score of plus-5.
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The club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-
net-in-flight match April 23.
Joy Kaiser and Judy Crowe both carded 4-under-par
28s to tie for first in Flight A. Pam Alvord was one shot
back in second, while Jean Holmes finished third with a
Joyce Brown's 7-under-par 25 gave her a three-shot
victory in Flight B over Margrit Layh and Sue Chris-
tenson, who tied for second place. Meredith Slavin was
another shot back in third place.
Sue Wheeler carded a 6-under-par 26 to earn a 7-shot
victory over Maryanne Kaemmerlen and Jan Jump in
Flight C. Barb Lindwall and Roxanne Koche tied for
third at 3-over-par 35.
Markie Ksiazek's 8-under-par 24 was the low-net
round of the day and gave her first place in Flight D.
Shirley Cessna took second place with 4-under-par 28,
while Sharon Conlon, Joanne Ozdych and Rose Slomba
tied for third with matching 30s.
Bob Landgren and John Sagert combined on an
8-under-par 56 to take first place in the nine-hole, low-
net-of-partners match April 22. Andrew Barber and Dave
Kruger finished one shot back in second place.
For AMICC youth sports schedules, go online at
Key Royale Club April 25
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GENERATORS: TROYBILT AND Coleman 5,000
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COFFEE TABLE: HARDWOOD, beautiful, $90.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
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ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
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Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOR SALE: Antique wood office chairs, Haitian
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941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
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LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES at Hurri-
cane Hank's April 18. Call 508-308-8547.
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. Found
around 66th Street, Holmes Beach. Claim at The
Islander newspaper, Holmes Beach.
CAR KEY FOUND with door opener found on
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. 941-779-9320.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kit-
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-
PART OR FULL-time customer service rep for
real estate office. Experience with Microsoft
Word, Internet, marketing, social media. Call AMI
Beaches Real Estate, 941-799-9096.
PART-TIME PERSONAL assistant with Microsoft
Word skills for Island company. Call 941-704-
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
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
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. 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.
ELDERLY CAREGIVER: LIGHT duties around
home, appointments, hygiene care, experience
in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.- 5
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
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custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
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
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.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commer-
cial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn
services, also. 941-565-3935.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable,
trustworthy and honest with reasonable non-
hourly rate. 813-295-5000 please leave mes-
PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable,
trustworthy and honest with reasonable non-
hourly rate. 813-295-5000 please, leave mes-
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean
your home like our own. We offer organic clean-
ing products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-
LEWIS MOBILE CAR wash: Detail inside, outside,
vacuuming, shampoo, polish. I go to you. 941-
PC REPAIR: WIRELESS/wired network set up,
data transfer, hardware/software installation.
Henry Lewis, 941-704-2658.
SUN MAINTENANCE & Service: Lawn service,
landscaping, pool care, irrigation, cleanup,
mulching, trimming, free snow removal and more.
Two free months of pool care or fertilizing with
monthly lawn services. 941-779-8389.
JUNIOR'S FUN FEST face painting and balloon
twisting. 941-545-2832. Facebook: www.face-
HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND network repair.
FBI virus cleaned and removed. Give islander
Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
JD'S WINDOW CLEANING looking for storefront
jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows
sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
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,
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in
old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free
estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 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
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
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.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941 -
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.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan
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.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
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.
CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch,
near boat ramp, many other area amenities,
cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.
3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-
June. 407-927-1304. email@example.com.
ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet
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PRIVATE ROOM FOR one! North Longboat Key,
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pool access, exercise room, carport, and small
storage. $1,100/month, small pet OK. First, last.
security. Water and cable included. Gulf-Bay
2BR WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with boat
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i":l i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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Lawn care PLUS native plants, ifa>
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015
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Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
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ANNUAL RENTAL: NORTHWEST Bradenton:
3BR/2BA private home with a heated pool and
fenced backyard. Tile and carpet, granite counter
tops, two-car garage, covered patio, lake views,
washer/dryer hookups. Lawn care and pool care
provided. Small dog considered. Close to Robin-
son Preserve. $1,700/month. First, last, security.
Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
PERICO ISLAND MONTHLY vacation rental:
3BR/3BA private pool, community facilities. 941 -
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R E A L T Y
itartng in me nign 1luus. From
Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St
W. Only 4 traffic lights to Gulf Beaches.
Alexis LeRoy, Realtor, firstname.lastname@example.org
office: 941-761-0444, cell:941.757.7040
RUNAWAY BAY Recently updated 2BR/2BA condo
with great amenities and direct beach access. Asking
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach.
2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach.
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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
OUTSTANDING KEY ROYALE 5,000 SF 4BR
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.
Norman 3101 GULF DR
RealtyINC HOLMES BEACH
ISLAND COUPLE SEEKING 3BR/2BR or
2BR/2BA with garage or storage. 941-718-
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Call 818-620-3543.
VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA townhouse, pool
and boat slip, $550/week. 941-356-1456.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON HOME: Furnished
3BR/2BA, two blocks off Palma Sola Bay.
$1,200/month. One-six months, flexible, small
pet considered. Owner/realtor, 941-356-1456.
Real Estate Mart.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton
Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous
views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101.
Charming cottage in
Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1
car garage. $199,000.
HB beautiful canal
home, 3/3, 2,000
sf living space.
Your Listing REALTOR
LISTING ALL TYPES OF
PROPERTIES SINCE 1999
61 AL ESI ach
6101 Manna Dr Holmes Beach 34217
Full Gulf view 2BR/2BA
turn-key furnished condo.
$489,000. Call Nicole
Skaggs, Broker. 941-773-
3BR/2BA bungalow. Central
island location. Tons of charm.
$649,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Gulf views from light, bright,
updated 2BR/2BA condo. Turn-
key furnished, priced to sell at
$279,000. Call Nicole Skaggs,
LOWEST PRICE ON ISLAND
3BR/3BA Pool home on canal.
Remodeled to perfection!
$649,000. Call Lori Guerin
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RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT MID-CENTURY MODERN
Walk to the beach. $525,000 2BR/2BA with pool. Tropical
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773- setting on corner. Call Lori
3415 or Carmen Pedota, 941- Guerin 941-773-341. Carmen
284-2598. Realtors. Pedota. 941-284-2598.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling.
I am looking to purchase a home close to or on
the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.
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.
BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home,
2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning
fireplace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000.
Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Real-
tor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule
GULF-TO-BAY condo: Open house 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Saturday, May 11. 3BR/2BA, dock, pool,
spectacular waterfront. 1407 Gulf Drive South,
#201, Bradenton Beach. $425,000 By owner,
FLAMINGO CAY IN Waterbird Way. On canal
with boat and lift. One level, 2BR/2BA, pool
access, remodeled, furnished. $210,000. 573-
CASH BUYER: COUPLE from Germany is looking
for 3-4BR house with pool on the canal. Please
call our agent, Helmer at 941-592-8853.
BRADEN WOODS POOL home: 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, family room large, spacious home. Low
price, $269,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
S .Jese risson Srofr.sociatr ,
ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath
turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool,
tennis, covered parking, bay access, water
views, elevator, future bookings, and new
A/C and new roof are just some of the fea-
tures of this condo. Just bring your flip-flops
and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse
Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755.
4"* RV Lots and
Purchase vacant co-op lot for $50,000 and
receive a $25,000 cash rebate. Call for details!
Newly Remodeled, Heated Pool & Spa
SLighted Shuffle Board Courts Spacious Auditorium
Yacht Club Marina Fitness Center
SPet Friendly Close to Emerson Point Preserve
Call for lot/home-site availability and rebate info:
937-499-3000.* 1503 28th Ave. W., Palmetto
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FRONT FLIPS By Jonah Kagan / Edited by Will Shortz
I Solar panel spots,
6 Coolidge's vice
11 Hollywood hrs.
14 Grammar concern
19 "The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly"
20 Dramatic response
to "Who's there?"
24 Tammany Hall
26 Patisserie offerings
28 Sunflower State
29 Starting stake
30 Bona fide
31 Poetic pause
33 Sign that means "Do
34 Try to see what
you're getting for
38 Something a model
should be in
39 lip, as an anchor
40 Piazza parts?
41 Way to go
42 What much can
43 Is in the works
45 Academy for
51 Journey from the
nest to the kitchen,
54 "Harry Potter"
55 Itt)-bitty battery
56 Cactus features
58 Had an appetite
60 Take in or take on
64 Hidden drug habit,
68 Accidentally reveal
70 Psychologist Jean
known for his
theory of cognitic e
71 Laugh syllable
73 Prefix with -plasm
74 Pitchers to
76 Drink greedily?
apparatus of the
83 Game for players
with steady hands
85 ___ deck (part of a
86 Plasma constituents
88 Cooler, to LL Cool J
89 Comes to
91 Be a lenient judge?
96 Hayride seats
97 Some tennis play
98 All that and ___ of
99 Top Qatari
100 Lifeguard's act
101 It might be right
under your nose
109 Cartoon boy with
an antenna on his
110 Lover of Lancelot
I Il Actor Hirsch of
112 "Victory is yours"
113 Wolfgang Puck
I 14 Part of a reactor
115 One of the Ephrons
116 Like some blood
I Librarian's urging
2 "When I was young
3 A lot of binary code
4 Memorable romantic
5 Regain clarity, say
6 Got rid of the waist?
7 Relatives of dune
buggies, for short
8 Something to connect
to a TV
9 U.S. alien's subj.
10 They're shaken in
12 Actress Suzanne
13 Hashro brand
14 Affiliate of the
15 1989 John Cusack
16 Like some noise
17 "_ the Dinosaur"
18 Gracvlly ridge
22 ___ culpa
31 Captain's command
34 Two threes, for one
35 Site of Cyclops's
36 "It was," in Latin
37 O.T. book
41 No. between 0 and 4
43 Support provider
45 Puerto Rican city
that shares its name
with an explorer
46 "Awake in the Dark"
49 You might see one
in an eclipse
50 Margaret Thatcher,
52 "Catch sa later!"
53 Supermodel Cheryl
56 Police setup
57 Exams for would-be
59 Family name in the
61 Some '30s design
78 Work the land
79 "What's the big
80 Land on the Arctic
83 Title fellow in a
84 Figure with arrows
88 "Eww, no!"
89 Was mentioned
90 Lover of Cesario in
91 Set of software
92 Moved like a
93 Possible flu
94 Possible flu
95 "Conan" channel
96 Arctic Circle sight
97 Annual dinner
100 Excite, with "up"
101 Roman 1551
102 Wheat or corn
103 It might fill a
104 Carefully saw?
106 Rex of the jungle
107 Kipling's "Follow
108 It can be refined
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62 Good name for a car
65 Amenable (to)
69 Reflexes said to be
75 They're not vets yet
76 Bother, with "at"
77 Under the table.
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