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Community unites to help R&R pier staff

AsTheWorld Terns
thanks our heroes.
Page 6

The government calen-
dar. Page 4

Municipal election
news. Pages 4-5

The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6

Bradenton Beach read-
ies bid for pier work.
Page 8

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In the wake of the Sept. 30 electrical fire
at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, island
churches have stepped up to offer aid and
assistance to the 30 pier employees who may
be without jobs for several months.
The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial
Community Church said All Island Denomina-
tions, an organization of island churches, has
come forward to help the pier staff with food
and, if needed, economic aid and other assis-
Batey said all island churches Roser,
CrossPointe Fellowship, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, Harvey Memorial Community Church
and St. Bernard Catholic Church are par-
ticipating in the effort.
"Each employee will have their specific
needs addressed," Batey said. "We'll go case
by case."
He said pier employees won't receive cash
donations, but AID will help with food pur-
chases and other essentials, FP&L payments,
assistance with rent and other needs.
Batey also said AID is accepting donations

WMFR firefighters are assisted by Longboat
Key and Cedar Hammock fire districts in
bringing the Rod & Reel Pier Sept. 30 smol-
dering electrical fire under control. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

from the public in any form, be it food, cloth-
ing or cash. He said donations to help the pier
staff will be pooled by AID volunteers.

One problem, according to Rod & Reel
Pier manager Dave Cochran, is the uncertainty
as to how long repairs may take and the extent
of damages. As of Oct. 7, insurance adjust-
ers had only begun their evaluations, while
WMFR had completed its investigation.
Batey said AID would continue assistance
for pier staff as long as possible.
Anyone seeking assistance or offering a
donation can call 941-725-2433, Batey at 941-
778-0414 or contact the office of another AID
Other island organizations are joining with
The Anna Maria Island Privateers voted
last week to offer labor to help rebuild the pier
and to help raise donations for the AID pier
Privateer Roger "Hoodat" Murphree said
the nonprofit has members who are carpenters,
construction workers and flooring experts and
they're "ready and eager" to pitch in assistance
where needed.
Cochran said the positive response to the
disaster has been overwhelming and he and the
staff appreciate the concern and help.
See more on the R&R Pier, next page.

Anna Maria parking-rental meeting may draw large crowd

Likely pier tenants
preparing family affair.
Page 9

HIj l iings
Community events,
announcements. Pages


What's happening?
Check the calendar.
Pages 12-13

Holmes Beach traffic
committee sets goals.
Page 19

Island police blotter.
Page 20

Soccer season kicks into
high gear. Page 24
Red-hot fishing comes
with October. Page 25

Sea le numbers
as of Oct. 4:
373 turtle nests.
359false crawls.
22,196 hatchlings.

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Members of the public planning to attend
the Oct. 10 Anna Maria city commission meet-
ing may find it's like dining at a posh restau-
rant where valet parking and reservations are
Anyone planning to attend, however, may
be advised to arrive early for a parking space
and seating in the meeting room.
The topics on the agenda should draw a
large turnout of residents, lawyers and rental
property managers and owners.
That's because the discussion will include
the parking plan options and a possible lawsuit
to define vacation homes as motels.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn recently pre-

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island property owners should
be on the lookout for a new Flood Insurance
Rate Map due in October from the Federal
Emergency Management Administration.
The new nationwide map is being prepared
by FEMA for all areas prone to floods, includ-
ing Manatee County and Anna Maria Island.
If FEMA determines the flood risk in any area
increased since the prior FIRM release, flood
insurance premiums will rise, a FEMA bulletin
Anna Maria Island is entirely in a flood
zone on the present FEMA map, Anna Maria
building official Bob Welch said. But he could
not predict if FEMA would increase the flood
risk and flood insurance premiums for the

sented commissioners with
tiered parking plans, from
the simplest plan to a com-
plicated measure, including
options for paid parking,
resident-only parking, park-
Webb ing in the rights of way, no
parking in the rights of way,
and fee-based parking in designated locations,
among the choices.
The other major item likely to draw lively
discussion is Commission Chair Chuck Webb's
plan for a judicial review to determine if the
city's hotel/motel ordinance applies to vacation
home rentals.
Commissioners voted 4-1 at the Sept. 26
meeting for Webb to proceed, and said he will

island until the new map is released.
After recent flooding in Colorado, some
national media predicted flood insurance pre-
miums could jump almost 1,000 percent over
the next few years. That's because federal sub-
sidies for flood insurance are being phased out
for most properties when a community adopts
a new FIRM, according to the FEMA bulletin.
Each island city applies to FEMA's Com-
munity Rating System, which provides dis-
counted premiums for flood insurance.
Because of the increasing costs to rebuild
after flooding, Congress passed a law in 2012
to "make the National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram more sustainable and financially sound
over the long term," with a new FIRM and
higher flood insurance premiums for areas with
increased risk of floods, FEMA said.

present evidence and his plan to halt problem
vacation rentals at the same meeting.
Webb disagrees with the city's code
enforcement ruling on a rental complaint at
505 Magnolia Ave. that resulted in a determi-
nation that the city's hotel/motel ordinance
does not apply to vacation rentals.
The most recent complaint against 505
Magnolia Ave., according to the code file, was
in April 2012. In August 2013, Webb asked
code enforcement if the city's hotel/motel ordi-
nance applies to that vacation rental.
But code enforcement found the state
definition of motel could not be applied to
home rentals. And a state law passed in 2011,
allows homeowners in Florida to rent their
house unless there were existing codes and
ordinances already governing rentals.
Webb wants a judge to determine the city's
motel ordinance applies to vacation rentals to
gain greater leverage against rentals that pose
problems for residents.
He believes judicial action is needed, but
city attorney Jim Dye said the commission
must first identify one or two defendants -
owners of rentals that have been cited and gone
through the magistrate process for the case
to go forward. Dye also said the court could
take 9-16 months and the city would incur sig-
nificant expense.
Joe Varner of Anna Maria Vacations,
which manages 505 Magnolia Ave., said he
would attend the meeting.
Attorney Scott Rudacille of the Braden-
ton law firm of Blalock Walters, representing
a number of Anna Maria vacation property
owners, said he will attend the meeting.
The meeting seating limited is at 6
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at city hall at 10005
Gulf Drive.


Islanders face rising, unknown

flood insurance costs


Quick action by MCSO, WMFR to pier fire praised

West Manatee Fire Rescue Inspector Keith Miller
said fast thinking by a Manatee County Sheriff's Office
deputy and quick response from WMFR at the Rod &
Reel Pier on the morning of Sept. 30 may have kept a
fire from being worse than it was.
MCSO Sgt. Paul Davis said Deputy Gary Sellitto
was on routine patrol at the Rod & Reel Pier around 8:30
a.m. when he smelled smoke, but found nothing burning
in the two kitchens and no evidence of a fire.
Sellitto searched the premises, saw large amounts of
smoke coming from the walls and began asking kitchen
staff if they smelled smoke or if any food was burning.
Miller said the fire call was received at 8:33 a.m. and
the first fire unit was on the scene at 8:40 a.m.
Other units arrived soon after, including one unit
from the Longboat Key Fire Department and a Mana-
tee County Emergency Medical Services vehicle. Cedar
Hammock Fire District also responded.
Miller said the fire appeared to be between the first
and second floor inside the paneling, and behind the
kitchen wall. There was extensive smoke, he said, but few
flames. Firefighters had to cut through the walls leading

Rod & Reel Pier
manager Dave
Cochran is wait-
ingfor insurance
adjusters follow-
ing afire Sept.
30. Cochran
said he doesn't
know when the
pier will reopen."
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

to the kitchen and the panels separating the two floors to
reach the source of the smoke.
"We had to tear out walls around the kitchen to reach
the fire. It was the only way we could find the source,"
he said.
Miller said the fire appeared to have been electrical
in nature because of the large amount of smoke and few
The fire was brought under control by 9:37 a.m.
Firefighters used a large quantity of water to control
the incident and the result is some water damage to the
interior along with some holes in the walls and roof, Rod
& Reel Pier manager Dave Cochran said.
"We're going to work as quickly as possible to
reopen," he said. "A lot depends on how fast the insur-
ance adjusters can get things moving. I have no idea of
how much damage there is, but there's a lot inside."
Miller said he wasn't an expert in rebuilding or
remodeling, but his unofficial estimate was several
months of repairs are probably needed at the pier. He
said fire adjusters will have a better estimate once they
inspect the scene.


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'Reel' friends wearable benefit
J&J Graphics Screen Printing, 9701 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, is donating a specially designed Rod & Reel
T-shirt to support AID's initiative to help pier workers.
The T-shirts with puns intended are selling for
$20. The stock shirt is 100 percent cotton, sky blue, with
large print on the back and smaller imprint on the front
left chest. For an additional $5, the shirt can be ordered
in other available colors, according to an announcement
from J&J owner Joanie Carter.
For more information, call J&J at 941-778-6541.

Rod & Reel Pier staff are guests Oct. 6 of John and
Nicole Heslop at their Barefoot Tiki Bar and Cafe in
Holmes Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo




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WMFR goes pink
For the second year in a row, West Manatee Fire
Rescue firefighters and administrative staff are wear-
ing pink shirts in October to join the fight against breast
WMFR Deputy Chief Brett Pollock said, "Our per-
sonnel received overwhelming support from the com-
munity last year and the district felt it was important to
wear our shirts again this year."
Pollock said the American Cancer Society has
reported a 34 percent drop in breast cancer death rates
since 1990, and continues to solicit support from public
and private donations to support its research.
"If simply wearing a pink shirt can bring additional
awareness or cause someone to get a checkup or screen-
ing, then I believe this campaign will have been success-
ful," Pollock said.

Pretty (tough)
in pink
West Manatee Fire
Rescue firefighters
throughout the district
will wear pink shirts
throughout October to
promote breast cancer
awareness month.
WMFR firefighters "
from Station No. 1
in Holmes Beach,
wearing pink Oct. 4
are Lt. Darren Vollmer,
left, Brian Gaskill and
Jorden McPherson.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 9, 2013 E 3

WMFR promotes fire prevention

As part of national Fire Prevention Week, the West
Manatee Fire Rescue and the National Fire Protection
Association are reminding local
residents on the dangers of
kitchen fires and how they
can be prevented.
A WMFR press
release said most kitchen
fires are the result of
unattended cooking.
These fires often
spread rapidly to nearby paint,
wood and other flammables, the
release said.
The release said cooking is the leading cause of home

fires and about 20 percent of all home fires begin in the
kitchen. Cooking fires also are the leading cause of home
fire-related injuries.
WMFR Deputy Marshall Jim Davis said, "Often
when we're called to a fire that started in the kitchen,
the residents tell us that they only left the kitchen for a
few minutes."
Davis said a few minutes or even seconds is "all it
takes for a dangerous fire to start. We hope that Fire Pre-
vention Week will help us reach folks in the community
before they've suffered a damaging lesson."
Among the safety tips that WMFR firefighters and
safety advocates will be emphasizing this month are:
Stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, broiling
or boiling food.
If you must leave the room, even for a short period
of time, turn off the stove.
When you are simmering, baking or roasting food,
check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer as a
If you have young children, use the stove's back
burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at
least 3 feet from the stove.
While you cook, wear a shirt with tight-fitting
Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils,
paper and plastic bags, towels and anything else that can
burn away from your stove.
Keep stove burners and cook tops free of food and
Fire Prevention Week is the longest-running public
health and safety observance on record, the WMFR
release said.
WMFR firefighters will be talking with students at
Stewart, Anna Maria and Palma Sola elementary schools
about fire safety during prevention week.
They are due to take part in school fire prevention
studies at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive, on Thursday, Oct. 10.
For information, call the WMFR administrative
office at 941-741-3995.



No early voting for island's trio of municipal elections

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island voters might be dismayed to learn
there is no early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal elec-
The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections website
says early voting is offered by the SOE only when a state
or federal candidate is on the ballot, and deputy chief of
elections Sharon Stief at the SOE office confirmed there
is no early voting in the 2013 municipal elections.
Absentee ballots can be picked up at the SOE through
Nov. 5, or mailed to a registered voter
if the request is made by 5 p.m. the
Wednesday before the Tuesday elec-
tion. The deadline to request a
mailed absentee ballot for the city elec-
tions is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Carter Voters may call 941-741-3823 to
Request an absentee ballot by mail, or
arrange to have a third-party pick up the
-. absentee ballot at the SOE.
S Absentee ballots must be received
at the elections office not later than 7
S p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Poll workers at
Copeland precincts will not accept absentee bal-
lots, a SOE representative said.
But the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming

election 2013
election has passed.
In Anna Maria, four candidates are vying for the three
city commission seats up for election Nov. 5. Two of the
candidates have not previously sought public office.
Dale Woodland is seeking his sixth term in office,
while Doug Copeland appointed to the commission
in June to fill a vacancy is seeking office on the ballot
for the first time.
The freshman candidates are Carol
Carter and Michael Jaworski.
Copeland is a former chair of the
Planning and zoning board, while Carter
presently volunteers on the same board.
Jaworski Jaworski has been a part-time employee
S~ of the city's public works department
for several months.
Anna Maria had 1,306 registered
voters as of August 2013. The top three
vote-getters will be elected to the office
of commissioner.
Woodland According to information at the
elections office, Copeland, Jaworski
and Woodland are their own campaign treasurer. Carter's

Election office shifts Bradenton Beach polling site

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Election alert for Bradenton Beach voters: The Tin-
gley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton
Beach, will no longer be the polling station for Precinct
94 Bradenton Beach voters.
According to the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office, city voters will cast ballots in the Nov.
5 municipal election at the Annie Silver Community
Center, 103 23rd St. N.
iThe Bradenton Beach election
features two contested races. In Ward
3, incumbent Commissioner Ric Gate-
ihouse, who was appointed to the dais
in February 2012 after no one ran for
the seat in 2011, will face off against
Clarke former Commissioner Janie Robert-
son, who termed out of office after six
-f--" Gatehouse, in his first political
1-,,,, u campaign, has raised $2,290 in cam-
Spaign funds, according to the quarterly
campaign financing report filed with the
Gatehouse elections office. Gatehouse contributed
-$690 of his own money.
His largest contributors include two
local businesspeople: David Teitelbaum
and Ed Chiles each donated $500. The
BridgeTender Dockside Bar and Inn
Also donated $500 and real estate broker
Robertson Mike Norman donated $100.
Gatehouse has spent $871, almost
all of which was for campaign yard signs and buttons.
Robertson has raised $200, half of which is her own
money. As of Oct. 13, Robertson had spent $48 on elec-
tion filing fees.
In the mayoral race, incumbent John Shaughnessy
faces former Commissioner Bill Shearon.
Shaughnessy put $100 in his campaign fund and
spent $98 on election filing fees.
Shearon donated $300 to his own campaign coffer.

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Cause participants
step off in a fund-
raiser walk-bike-run
from the Manatee
Public Beach to the
Palma Sola Cause- .
way and back Oct. ,", u
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turnout and results,
of thefundraiser
will be announced
at a later date. __
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He spent $98 on filing fees and pur-
chased $55 worth of stamps.
Ward 1 Commissioner Gay Breuler
opted not to seek another term. John
"Jack" Clarke is the only candidate to
qualify for the Ward 1 race and will be
automatically elected as an unopposed
According to the elections office
website, there were 1,576 eligible
voters in Bradenton Beach for the Nov.
5 non-partisan election just prior to the
registration deadline of Oct. 7.
While Cortez voters don't have
a say in island elections, for perspec-

tive, Precinct 49 serves 3,536 registered Cortez voters at
the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage community
center, 4517 123rd St. Court W., Cortez.
In Manatee County, 216,800 voters were registered
as of Oct. 7.

Campaign calendar
The Islander newspaper seeks to inform and entertain
the electorate with another Popcorn and Politics event,
featuring music, island candidates for office and other
political personalities.
Popcorn and Politics will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25, at the newspaper office, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call The Islander at 941-778-
Also on the calendar:
Holmes Beach commission candidate Melissa Wil-
liams will host a meet-and-greet at Island Coffee Haus,
5350 Gulf Drive. Williams is inviting city voters to her
"getting-to- know-you" event for free refreshments and
lite bites, and a chance for "face time" on their concerns
5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
Election Day is Nov. 5.
Send campaign news to

campaign treasurer is Sandra Mattick.
As of Sept. 13, Jaworski and Copeland had not spent
any funds or deposited any contributions in their cam-
paign accounts.
Woodland had $700 of his own money in his account,
while Carter had $300 of her own money and $92.96 as
an "in-kind" donation.
A staff member at the elections office said a turn-
out of 30-35 percent in an odd-year election would be
"a good turnout" for any city. That would translate into
about 450-500 Anna Maria voters at Nov. 5 polling.
Voting is 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Anna Maria commissioners are elected for two-year
terms and receive $400 per month as salary
The Islander newspaper will sponsor its annual Pop-
corn and Politics forum Oct. 25. That's when candidates
gather to address voters and meet and mingle. Live music
and refreshments are provided by the newspaper.
Take note: The Islander office moved to 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, opposite the Island Library
and adjacent to the Island Fresh Market and Domino's.


Anna Maria City
Oct. 9,6:30 p.m., EEEC.
Oct. 10, 6 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Sun candidates' debate.
Oct. 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 17, noon, pier team.
Oct. 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-

Holmes Beach
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, commissioner available.
Oct. 15, 11 a.m., city center committee.
Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., Sun candidates' debate.
Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, commissioner available.
Oct. 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, commissioner available.
Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-

Manatee County
Oct. 15, 9 a.m., work session, LDC, trees, side-
Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m., joint session with Sarasota
Oct. 22, 9 a.m., county commission.
Oct. 29,9 a.m. work session, "How Will We Grow"
Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m., work session, gateway sig-
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501,

West Manatee Fire Rescue
Oct. 17, 6 p.m., district commission.
Oct. 24, 9 a.m., pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,

Of Interest
Oct. 16,2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Bradenton City Hall, 101 12th St. W.
Oct. 21, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Oct. 28,9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, TBD.
Nov. 5, general election.
Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.
Send notices to and news@

HB candidates ready
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Voter registration ended Oct. 7 and the Nov. 5 Holmes
Beach city commission race is set with three incumbents
and two challengers on the ballot.
Holmes Beach voters will choose three of five candi-
dates, with the top vote-getters sworn into office shortly
after the election.
Up for re-election are eight-year Commissioner
David Zaccagnino, 10-year Commissioner Pat Morton
and Jean Peelen, who is seeking her second term on the
dais. Newcomers Carol Soustek and C. Melissa Williams
are seeking to oust an incumbent.
Some candidates are holding individual campaign
events and media debates also are scheduled in October,
including The Islander's Popcorn and Politics event Oct.
25 at the newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
In the meantime, candidates are raising and spending
money for their campaigns.
SAs of Oct. 13, Morton has raised $825. His bi .'. 'I
contributors include $100 donor Steve Titsworth, who is
husband to sitting Commissioner Judy Titsworth. Also
donating $100 is Commissioner Marvin Grossman.
Lance Spotts, a Sunrise Lane resident with ties to
the continuing Mainsail Lodge debate is Morton's largest
donor with $125.
According to the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections website, Morton has spent $60 of his coffer on
qualifying fees.
Peelen has raised $1,550, including a $500 self-
contribution. She has a variety of contributions from
citizens and two real estate professionals.
Peelen has spent $598, with the majority of the
expenditures being for signs and postcards.

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Zaccagnino has $5,000 in his campaign fund, all
of which was self-contributed. His quarterly campaign
finance report shows $60 in spending for qualifying
Soustek has raised $985, of which $100 is her own
money. Spotts donated $125 to her campaign. Grossman
and his wife Jane donated $150. Judy Titsworth donated
$50 and the remainder of Soustek's
contributors is split between six citi-






Soustek has spent $249 on cam-
paign T-shirts and stamps.
Williams has raised $1,050,
including $100 of her own money.
Former Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens is Williams' bi.'._'.I con-
tributor at $500. Citizens made up the
remainder of her funding.
Williams has spent $500 almost
$400 on campaign yard signs.

Where to vote
Holmes Beach remains split into
two precincts, but on Election Day this
year all voters will cast ballots at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
With voter registration ending Oct.
7, the elections office reports 1,368
qualified voters in Precinct 92 and 974
voters in Precinct 93.
Island elections are non-partisan,
but the elections office lists in Pre-
cinct 92, 511 Republicans, 504 Demo-
crats and 353 voters classified as third
In Precinct 93, there are 183
Republicans, 521 Democrats and 267
third-party voters.
Absentee balloting is available for
the Nov. 5 municipal election, but there
will be no early voting.

THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 9, 2013 U 5

HBPD warning: Political

sign theft is a crime
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Political campaign season can sometimes bring the
old adage of "dirty politics" to the forefront of another
old adage, "Win at all costs."
Some voters may be familiar with terms such as
"smear campaign," "negative campaigns" and "politi-
cal attack," but sometimes the negative strategies of
not only politicians, but overzealous supporters play
out behind scenes.
Stealing political campaign signs is among the strate-
gies and the mischief happens almost every election cycle
when there is a contested race.
This year's election, the Holmes Beach Police
Department learned after a Sept. 27 complaint was filed
by commissioner candidate Carol Soustek, is no differ-
Soustek reported two yard signs promoting her can-
didacy were taken. One was missing from the corner of
60th Street and Marina Drive and another was removed
from Palm Drive and 77th Street.
In an attempt to discourage that kind of politics,
Police Chief Bill Tokajer says someone caught remov-
ing a sign from property that is not his or her own will
be charged.
"If a citizen removes a sign from property that is not
theirs, the citizen can be charged with theft and even tres-
passing for going on another property," said Tokajer. "I
have instructed our officers to make contact with anyone
they see involved in sign activity to make sure they have
proper authorization to be removing signs."
Tokajer said it is the responsibility of the police
department and code enforcement to remove sings that
are improperly displayed, and not the responsibility of
citizens to take that role upon themselves.
Candidates must secure permission from property
owners to place signs, and no signs are allowed in rights
of way or on city property.
Anyone wanting to dispute the location of a political
sign can contact the HBPD at 941-708-5804.

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The little voice that talks inside said, that's one two
many sirens, one too many emergency vehicle's heading
north on Anna Maria Island.
A quick call the morning of Sept. 30 to the Holmes
Beach Police Department dispatcher and we knew the
trigger, a fire at the Rod & Reel Pier.
The little voice said, "That can't be good."
The intersection of North Shore Drive and Ala-
manda Road at the pier wasn't just blocked by emer-
gency vehicles protecting the scene, it was packed.
Responders came from West Manatee Fire Rescue, two
other fire districts along with other emergency services
and law enforcement.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Gary
Sellitto was already on the scene and alerted pier staff he
thought the smoky odor was more than burning food.
Pier employees cooks and servers from the res-
taurant and bait shop workers were waiting both by
a picnic table at the Rod & Reel Motel and wherever
there was room to stand in the parking lot. After all, the
pier is a busy place, even on a Monday morning.
It was a serene vista. Beautiful waters sparkling in
the morning light and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in
the distance.
But the view down the pier planks was surreal: Fire-
fighters in their gray and reflective yellow gear climb-
ing, rushing, moving and working all over, both in and
out and on the roof of the building at the pier's T-end.
One firefighter trekked up and down the pier carry-
ing ladders, chain saws and oxygen tank replacements
to firefighters. He was then joined carrying gear on the
pier walk by Sellitto and Chief Andy Price.
All hands on deck, so to speak. Battalion Chief Rich
Losek was running the command center.
And the pier was smoking. Really smoking.
We could hear chain saws working and see hoses
pushing water into the building. We saw black smoke
through an upstairs window. Gray smoke was pouring
off the roof and the sides of the building.
The iconic pier was engulfed in smoke, and onlook-
ers feared flames would burst out any moment. It faded
several times, then smoke rose again.
You could cut the tension and the smolder with a
kitchen knife.
Finally, the rolling waves of smoke subsided and it
seemed some 40 or so firefighters emerged on the deck.
The pier structure remained intact. Bravo.
Now we see the island coming together to help the
staff stay afloat until the pier reopens.
What a wonderful place this is to live.
The little voice says "applause" for the heroes.

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Thanks to you
The Rotary Club of Anna Mafia would like to thank
all of those who contributed to the success of its Oct.
5-6 Island Food Raiser at the Publix Super Market in
Holmes Beach.
The list includes all those Publix customers who
contributed 20 shopping carts worth of groceries and
$584 for the food bank; the management of Publix who
facilitated the space for this annual weekend activity;
and the many members of the Rotary Club of Anna
Maria Island and our friends and family who devoted
time over a beautiful fall weekend to help to facilitate
aid for those in need.
This annual Rotary Club event started in 2009 as a
response to the dire need for food and essentials in Man-
atee County. As ShelterBox says, the need exists, the
need persists, and we will continue to do what we can
to help those in need. Proceeds from the Food Raiser
will go to several local organizations, including the food
bank and All Island Denominations.
As Rotarians, part of the words we say each week
at out meetings are, "Is it fair to all concerned?"
As Rotarians, we are happy to be able to do what
we can toward this end.
Ed Misner, 2013 Food Raiser chair

And thanks to you ...
A yard sale Oct. 5-6 in Anna Maria to benefit res-
cued pets was highly successful in meeting its goal and
I especially would like to thank all of the people who
worked so hard to help Moonracer No Kill Animal
Rescue Inc. and Forget-Me-Not Inc.
Many happy tail wags to all of the generous people
who donated items to be sold and to the many people
who came to shop.
We owe a great debt to the awesome team of vol-
unteers who helped process the sale items and set it all
And a special thanks to Kathy and Skip Long of

Anna Maria, who not only have adopted the cocker
spaniel pair we had at Moonracer Rescue, but offered
their home and their yard, loads of time and endless
it .i '. to see that this yard sale was a success.
We are pleased to be able to continue our mission
of making sure that homeless pets are rescued from the
shelter and receive necessary health care while they
await forever homes.
Thank you all for \ .i ) il iing you do to help us!
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Headlines from Oct. 8, 2003
Legal woes for the Tidemark LLC hotel-marina-
condominium project in Holmes Beach increased when
the Brasota Mortgage Co. filed foreclosure against the
owners for $1.7 million. Just weeks earlier, Regions
Bank filed a $1.45 million foreclosure on its first mort-
gage against the company. Tidemark developer Nick
Easterling said he was working with a Dallas group to
obtain funding to clear the foreclosure debts.
Restoration work on the Belle Haven Cottage at
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum began
in earnest after the cottage building was trucked from
its Oak Avenue location to 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The cottage built in 1920 at the end of the Anna
Maria city pier sank into Tampa Bay in 1926. It
was retrieved from the water and hauled to Oak Avenue
where it served many years as a residence.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested
a 27-year-old Bradenton man for the robbery of a Bra-
denton bank following a 30-minute chase in Cortez.
Deputies advised residents to remain indoors. The bank
robbery charge came after the suspect admitted robbing
a Bradenton branch of Wachovia Bank two days earlier,
one day after he was released on bail for a previous bank
robbery, deputies said.

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Bradenton Beach pier project inches slowly forward

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
There's been a lot of bad news when it comes to the
Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach, but good
news is emerging on the horizon.
Visitors, residents and fishers who enjoy the pier have
endured a lot in the past 18 months, ever since Tropical
Storm Debby arrived in June 2012, breaking anchored
boats nearby in Sarasota Bay loose and crashing them
into the pier.
Wave action from Debby damaged the adjacent float-
ing dock beyond the city's ability to make repairs and the
pier remained closed for a few days. But the floating dock
remained off limits for a year before Federal Emergency
Management Agency funding was released to repair it.
Within days of a celebratory re-opening of the float-
ing dock, Tropical Storm Andrea arrived and, while the
floating dock remained intact, more boats crashed into
the pier, closing the outer half of the structure.
Andrea's outer bands brushed the island in early June
2013 and the pier remained closed. The damage to the
pier was fixable, but with a planned reconstruction project
looming, the city held off on repairs and funding for what
was thought then would soon be rebuilt.
However, the reconstruction project that was sched-
uled to be completed in August, according to a ZNS Engi-
neering timeline, has yet to begin.
As 2014 looms and tourist season builds, city offi-
cials are hopeful a request for proposals will be drafted
soon, allowing bidding on the project to proceed, likely
not until November. That puts the construction timeline

The familiar sight
of Historic Bridge
Street Pier closures
will continue through
a delayed renovation
project possibly
until spring 2014.
Islander File Photo:
Mark Young

9 I'm not sure when I will get
confirmation, but it is looking
fantastic. I'm so excited that
I can't sleep at night.,
Bradenton Beach Mayor
John Shaughnessy

into the spring.
At the Oct. 3 city pier meeting, Police Chief Sam
Special, who facilitates the pier team, said he hopes to
see the RFP out "as soon as possible."
Building official Steve Gilbert said the RFP will
include bidding to install 152 pilings and a bid for the
wooden deck replacement and pavilion reconstruction.
The city also will seek optional bids for using
upgraded materials, such as composite decking and
pressure-treated creosote pilings that have a longer life
span, as well as upgrading shingles to metal on the copula
The city also would like to have 15 additional pilings
installed to act as buffers to wayward boats during storm
Due to budget restraints, the initial design called for
the elimination of two of the three copulas, but the city
now will seek bids to restore them all.
Any proposed upgrades, however, go beyond the
city's estimated $1 million budget for the pier.
But that's where good news comes in, a positive light

on the pier's future after 18 months of ongoing prob-
Mayor John Shaughnessy recently approached the
Manatee County Tourist Development Council for fund-
ing. State statutes limit what the TDC can fund, but tour-
ist-related projects are encouraged and the pier appears
to qualify.
The pier ranked high among Manatee County attrac-
tions in many surveys of visitors to the area by the Bra-
denton Area Convention and Visitor Bureau.
Shaughnessy said he wanted to plant a seed with the
TDC, the funding agency for the BACVB, and expected
the process to take some time. He has been pleasantly
surprised with the quick response.
He met with BACVB's Elliot Falcione and Manatee
County administrator Ed Hunzeker within a few weeks.
"We sat down and talked about it," said Shaughnessy.
"I'm still not at liberty to discuss how much the TDC is
willing to contribute until it's verified."
Shaughnessy had another meeting scheduled, after
Islander press time, but said he has been assured his
request has been put on the "fast track and everyone is
being very cooperative."
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, also
the TDC chair, told Shaughnessy that a vote is coming
soon and it looked favorable that the TDC would help
the city with funding.
"I'm not sure when I will get confirmation, but it is
looking fantastic," said Shaughnessy. "I'm so excited that
I can't sleep at night."
The commissioners are first required to provide
authorization for city attorney Ricinda Perry to review
the RFP. That is likely to be an agenda item for the city's
Oct. 17 meeting.
Once Perry reviews the RFP, it will come back before
the commissioners for approval, who won't meet again
until early November.
Expectations are high to have the RFP out soon after
that approval and for the city to begin taking bids for the
pier project in November.

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Future BB pier restaurant tenants plan family fare

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Lease negotiations continue between the city of
Bradenton Beach and the tenants of the Historic Bridge
Street Pier restaurant, but there is excitement in the air
for Roland Pena and his family.
While the lease is being finalized, the menus are being
planned. Pena, who owned a short-lived Starfish Cafe in
the back of Vitamin Seas Health Food store, 3228 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach, said the emphasis will again be on
healthy food, but the pier restaurant won't deprive anyone
from indulging in favorite foods.
"This is going to be a family business and that's
pretty special to all of us," he said. "So it makes sense to
do (th liinig we can to make sure that this restaurant is
family-oriented. There will be something for everyone."
"We'll have two sides to the menu," said Pena. "One
side will be a healthy menu and the other side will feature
all of your fried foods and other things people will like.
We aren't going five-star here. We plan on keeping the
menu simple but good and affordable."
On the healthy side of the menu, Pena said he'll fea-
ture a lot of the staples from his former restaurant, includ-
ing wraps, vegetable dishes, smoothies, herbal teas and
Pena said this is the first project he has been able
to start that will involve his entire family. The former
Starfish Cafe was only open February-July.
Initially, the restaurant was to be called Starfish by the
Bay, but Pena said Karen Bell, the owner of the award-
winning Star Fish Co. Seafood Market and Dockside
Restaurant just across the bridge in Cortez wasn't
pleased to learn the Penas planned a similar name.
Shortly after his bid was selected by commissioners,
Pena said, she let us know of her feelings. "There is a
difference in the name and she is an Inc. and we are an
LLC, and my attorney said we would win a legal battle,
but asked if it was worth the fight."
Pena said he didn't want to start up his dream project
under a negative umbrella so the family is considering
other names.

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Pena won the bid for the restaurant, bait kiosk and
harbor master's office. He plans to sublease the harbor
master's office to a water taxi company.
Rusty Roberts will run the Rusty Anchor Bait Shop at
the kiosk outside the restaurant. His plans include having
the bait shop open 24 hours a day.
"Not everyone can get out here during business hours
to fish," said Robertson. "A lot of people have to work
until the evening. They end up having to buy some bad
quality frozen bait at a grocery store. And people like to
fish at night, too. We want to be here for everyone."
There is no timeframe established by the city and
Pena for the restaurant and bait shop to open. Lease nego-
tiations with the city are ongoing and a pier renovation
project is expected to start up in November.
While the renovation won't impact the restaurant, it
will close the pier. Pena said there is still much to do and

SFamily serving
families. That's
wit..hthe idea of the
new operators
of the Historic
t Bridge Street
Pier restaurant,
pending lease
negotiations. The
family includes,
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he's hopeful the opening of the restaurant will coincide
with the reopening of the pier.
"We are not in a rush right now," said Pena. "We
know some things still have to get worked out, but we
are all very excited to be part of the community."

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Roll over Beethoven, here
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Beachgoers who love the classical music of Brahms,
Bach and Beethoven will get a chance to hear a live per-
formance Nov. 9.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce in
conjunction with the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus
and Orchestra and the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau is hosting Symphony on the Sand 4:30-
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Coquina Beach in Braden-
ton Beach.
Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said it will
be the first time she knows of a symphony orchestra play-
ing on an Anna Maria Island beach.
"It's going to be a monumental occasion," Brockman
said at the chamber's Sept. 18 board meeting.
Attire will be formal eveningwear, but attendees
could wear sandals because of the beach sand, Brockman
suggested. The entire area will be fenced off, a concert
stage erected and seating will be at reserved tables.
Several area restaurants are providing refreshments
and hors d'oeuvres for the chamber's symphony guests.
Tickets are $100 per person and table sponsorships are

Chapel hires new director
The Longboat Island Chapel recently announced the
hiring of Donna K. Dunio to serve as executive director
of the Aging In Paradise Resource Center.
The organization is an affiliation of the Longboat
Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Dunio is a resident of Sarasota with 18 years of pro-
gressive leadership experience in nonprofit management,
development and public speaking.
She was the senior director of resource development
for American Red Cross Southwest Florida Chapter and
had leadership involvement with local service-orientated
organizations, including Tidewell Hospice, Community
Foundation of Sarasota County, Suncoast Workforce and
ITN Sarasota.
The chapel organized Aging in Paradise in 2010 to
provide seminars and classes, counseling and support, as
well as referrals.
For more information, call the center at 941-383-
Garden club to hold 1st
fall meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will begin its 2013-14
season with a meeting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, to
talk about bugs and natural pest control.
The program, featuring Margarita Heideman of the
Manatee County Extension Service, will take place at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.
The club, founded in 1951, also has announced its
officers for the coming year: president Maureen McCor-
mack, vice president Sandi Nicholls, treasurer Katherine
Kole and recording secretary Ginger Wyss.
In November, the club will present its much-antici-
pated annual plant sale. The event will take place 9-11:30
a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the church.
For more information, call publicist Mary Manion at

Karen LaPensee,
chair of the Anna
Maria Island
Chamber of Com-
merce board of
directors, holds a
poster advertis-
S ing the chamber's
outdoor symphony
concert Nov. 9 at
Coquina Beach in
Bradenton Beach.
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comes beach symphony
In addition, the BACVB has printed limited edition
posters for the event. Twenty-four of the prints will be
autographed by symphony director Alfred Gershfeld and
orchestra members and sold to guests at the event.
"It's really unusual to have a symphony on the beach.
It's a major musical event and I've never heard of anyone
else doing it. We're all looking forward to the concert,"
Brockman said.
Brockman also said Brighthouse Networks will
advertise the event and tape the concert to show on one
of its channels.
For more information and reservations, Brockman
said to call the chamber at 941- 778- 1541.
In other chamber board matters, Brockman said Anna
Maria public works superintendent George McKay has
persuaded the company that was hired to plant new trees
at the lot on Pine Avenue where the chamber bases its
Bayfest event, Oct. 18-19, to delay the installation.
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore
reported to the chamber that the Manatee County Area
Transit no longer charges people 80 years and older to
ride an MCAT bus. August was the first month the policy
went into effect and more than 1,300 people took advan-
tage of the free rides, she said.

Boating course offered
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas 81 and 85
will hold a two- part boating course at 8 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
The classes will take place at the Flotilla 81 train-
ing center at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W.,
Enrollment is $35.
For more information, call 941-778- 3339 or 941-
723 -4344.

Center schedules blood drive
The Anna Mafia Island Community Center, in part-
nershiip with the Onie Blood collection service, will host
a blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The drive at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, go online to www.oneblood.
org. To schedule an appointment, call 888-936-6283.

Library hosts forum on health
coverage for seniors
The Island Library will hold a forum for seniors won
during about the right health care coverage at 10 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 18.
Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders will have
a representative at the library to talk with people about
their options, including in the health care marketplaces
opening under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Those marketplaces opened Oct. 1, with coverage
beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
SHINE is a volunteer-based program that enables
Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and family members
to make informed decisions about Medicare and other
health insurance issues.
For more information, call the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 941-778-6341.

The Manatee Village Historical Commission will
present "Spirit Voices from Old Manatee," an original
drama, at the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds in Bra-
The annual event includes a cemetery tour and dra-
matic representations of figures of historical significance
in the county.
Programs will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 10-13 and
Oct. 17-19.

Art league issues artists call
The Anna Maria Island Art League is seeking art-
ists to participate in its "Flights of Fantasy" exhibit in
Artists, according to the call from AMIAL, should
"let their imagination soar and their creativity run wild.
The art league is encouraging you to create the bird of
your dreams. We are not looking for the most realistic re-
creations but the most innovative renditions of imaginary
Any medium can be used.
Submissions can be made at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov.
4. The exhibit will open for ArtsHOP Friday, Nov. 8.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-778-

Mullet invitational,
fish fry Oct. 11-12
The sixth annual Gullett Mullet Invitational and Fish
Fry will take place Oct. 11-12.
The event sponsored by Manatee Fish and Game
Association Inc. and the Gullett family will benefit out-
door activities for youth such as the Annual Jerry Hill
Memorial Kids' Fishing Tournament.
To register for the mullet fishing tournament, call
941-792-8314 for a form. The contestants must attend
a captain's meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the
Palmetto Point Civic Association, 637 43rd St. Blvd. W.,
Weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, with
the awards ceremony at 6 p.m.
The fish fry will be served 3-7 p.m. the same day at
the Palmetto Point Civic Association, for $10 a plate and
is open to the public. Diners will have choice of smoked
or fried mullet, hush puppies, cheese grits, slaw, cookie
and tea.
For fish fry tickets call 941-792-8314.

Chamber plans annual
awards dinner
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
accepting reservations for its annual board of directors
installation and business awards dinner set for Monday,
Nov. 4.
The banquet, where annual small-, medium-, and
large-business awards are presented and the board of
directors is inducted, will take place 6-10 p.m. at the Key
Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
In addition to the chamber recognition, the Rotary
Club of Anna Maria Island will present its business-per-
son-of-the-year award at the event.
The menu choices include roasted sirloin with a
mushroom Marsala demi glaze, Maryland-style crab-
cakes served with a whole-grain mustard buerre blanc
or chicken saltimbocca with a prosciutto, sage and pro-
volone cream sauce and dessert. There is a "cash" bar at
the event, although only credit cards are accepted by the
The cost to attend is $35 and reservations are required
by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.
For more information or reservations, call Deb Wing
at 941-778-1541.


Organizers stress the special nature of the Oct. 18
production, when a full harvest moon will rise over-
The gates to the cemetery, 1404 Manatee Ave. E.,
Bradenton, will open at 6:30 p.m.
Mark Woodland, a familiar presence on the Island
Players stage, will provide artistic direction.
For more information or tickets, which are $15, call
the historical commission at 941-741-4076.

Environmentalists to hold
annual meeting
The annual Environmental Summit will take place
Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a panel of experts exploring "How
Will We Grow: The Future of Coastal Development in
Manatee County."
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Palma Sola
Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton, with a
potluck supper.
Panelists will include representatives from Manatee
County, Mote Marine Laboratory and Tampa Bay Aquatic
Sponsors include the Manatee Fish and Game Asso-
ciation Inc. and the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club.
For more information or to make a reservation to
attend, call 941-792-8314 by Oct. 25.

Kiwanis planning
annual dinner
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Mafia Island will gather
for its 61st annual dinner and installation of officers this
The event will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 21, at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Reservations are required, by calling Sylvia Price at
941-778-3209 or mailing
The program will include a welcome by president
Claudette Welch, a series of remarks, awards presenta-
tions, the installation of officers and comments by incom-
ing president Dave Miner.
The dinner will include tossed salad, rolls and butter,
beef stroganoff, salmon, chicken with sundried tomato
and artichoke and ice cream sandwiches.
The cost to attend is $27.

Gloria Dei hosts
Octoberfest dinner
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will continue an annual
tradition and host an Octoberfest German dinner 5:30-8
p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
What's on the menu? Bratwurst, sauerkraut, German
potato salad, apple dishes, strudel and other desserts.
Wine and, of course, beer, will be sold.
Volunteers will be asking for a $15 donation at
the dinner at the church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
For more information, call the church at 941-778-

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like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the
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7:07 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, Oct. 10
7:06 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, Oct. 11
10 a.m. Forty Carrots for babies and young children, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
2 p.m. --Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
7:05 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, Oct. 12
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.
10 a.m. Senior Adventures group attending the Palma Sola
Plant Festival, departing Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd
St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
10 a.m. Origami Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
7:04 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, Oct. 13
7:03 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, Oct. 14
Today is Columbus Day.
7:02 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
11 a.m.-1 p.m.--Anna Maria Island Community Center blood
drive, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 888-936-6283.
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street
Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-
7:01 p.m. Official sunset time.


Captain Morgan artist joins
Invasion Weekend
The Anna Maria Island Privateers recruited American
artist Don Maitz to help with the November weekend
when the nonprofit invades and captures the island.
Maitz is perhaps best known for his "Captain"
character promoting Captain Morgan rum. He works in
commercial, science fiction and fantasy art and twice has
received the Hugo Award for best professional artist.
His work can be found on the covers of books writ-
ten by Ray Bradbury, Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock,
Raymond E. Feist, C. J. Cherryh, Stephen King and Isaac
During the three-day Pirate Invasion, Maitz has
authorized the use of "Starboard Gunner" for commemo-
rative T-shirts, and will sell limited-edition art. He also
will attend the invasion Saturday, Nov. 2, when the Pri-
vateers seize Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
For more information about the Pirate Invasion, go
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Wednesday, Oct. 16
2 p.m. Less Stress/More Joy lecture, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6 p.m. Mana-Tweens craft session, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
7 p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meet-
ing and luncheon, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-799-2181.

Friday, Oct. 11
6:30 p.m. Gullett Mullet Invitational fishing tournament cap-
tain's meeting, Palmetto Point Civic Association, 637 43rd St. Blvd.
W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-792-8314.

Saturday, Oct. 12
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Plant sale, Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800
17th Ave. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8719.
3-7 p.m. Gullett Mullet Fish Fry, Palmetto Point CivicAsso-
ciation, 637 43rd St. Blvd. W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information:

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Oct. 26, Bridge Street Merchants Rock Octoberfest, Bridge
Street, Bradenton Beach.
Oct. 26-27, Cortez Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street West
bayfront, Cortez.
Oct. 31, Halloween.

Save the date
Nov. 2, Anna Maria Island Community Center Murder Mystery
Night, Anna Maria.
Nov. 1-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion, island-
Nov. 8-10, Cultural Connections ArtsHop, islandwide.
Nov. 9, Florida Maritime Museum Boatyard Bash, Cortez.
Nov. 11, The Islander Veterans Day Ceremony and Tribute,
Holmes Beach.
Nov. 13, Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale, Anna
Nov. 16, CrossPointe Fellowship Community Thanksgiving,
Holmes Beach.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

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Through Oct. 12, fifth annual Ringling International Arts Festi-
val, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-359-5700.
Oct. 10-13, 7 p.m., "Spirit Voices from Old Manatee," an origi-
nal drama, 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds, 1404 Manatee Ave. E.,
Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-741-4076.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
*Wednesdays, through December, 11 a.m. Lifelong Learning
Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
First and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture
Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-748-5555, ext. 6318.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street,
Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales' sunset drum circle, Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-0784.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Saturday, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton
Farmers' Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Except Nov. 2.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breath-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9a.m., Manatee County Junior
Audubon meeting, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Pal-
metto. Information: 941-376-0110.
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Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15
p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Infor-
mation: 941-254-4972.
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meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton.
Information: 941-779-4476.
Tuesday, basics of computing, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting,
Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-794-8044.
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Oct. 16 to publish in the Oct. 23 issue.

Privateers set sail for kids fair
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will set sail for the
Safe Kids Fair, set for Saturday, Oct. 12.
The event will take place 8 am.-2 p.m. at the West-
minster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., Bra-
denton, and promotes safety through fun.
Children and parents will learn about fire, bike and
boating safety.
There also will be face-painting, refreshments and
For more, call the Bradenton Police Department at

Palma Sola hosts plant sale
An annual fall plant and antiques sale will take place
Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800
17th Ave. NW, Bradenton.
The sale will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information, call the park office at 941-

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

Healthy Meals campaign recruiting volunteers
Organizers of an island effort to help feed hungry Organizations also are hoping to collect financial
children are recruiting volunteers for an all-day event set donations to pay for the meal supplies that will feed
for Saturday, Nov. 2. hungry children.
The Feeding Children Everywhere/100,000 Healthy For more information, go online to www.feedingchil-
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Volunteers are needed for 90-minute shifts to pack- For more information, call local organizers Kim Dar-
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festival Oct. 9-12
The fifth annual Ringling International Arts
Festival will take place Oct. 9-12 in Sarasota.
The event launches the city's 2013-14 arts
season in the city and serves as a showcase for a
variety of dance, music and theater offered at the
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay
Shore Road.
Tickets cost $30-$40, not including the opening
night gala.
For more information, call the Ringling at 941-

Center blends class
for conditioning
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offer-
ing a conditioning class that blends the benefits of dance,
yoga, Pilates and tai chi.
The announcement said, "Get your blood moving
and your heart rate up with an aerobics warmup while
working on easy, fun dance routines."
The class is taking place at 9:30 a.m. Friday through
May at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The fee per session is $12 for members, $17 for non-
For more information, call the center at 941-778-

Library hosts
landscape expert
Ann Hall will talk about the tropical lifestyle during
a lecture Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Island Library.
Hall's talk will begin at about 2 p.m. at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. She's titled the lec-
ture "Tropical Lifestyle: Landscaping and Gardening."
For more information, call the library at 941-778-


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Garethl Gib

A Welshman plays


in paradise
By Nicole Quigley
Theater Writer
When British director Gareth Gibbs first set foot on
the island in 1976 on break from his Welsh theater
company it was the beginning of a long love affair
with the place he calls paradise.
Gibbs has returned to the island at the request of
the Island Players to direct the season's opening show,
"An Act of the Imagination." Written by Bernard Slade,
the suspense mystery opens Thursday, Oct. 10, and runs
through Oct. 20.
Gibbs recently visited with The Islander over coffee
at the Island Coffee Haus, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, to share what's in store for theatergoers.
Set in London's posh Hampstead area in the 1960s,
the play opens when a crime novelist shares his new
manuscript with his wife, who is left to wonder just how
her husband came to develop such a vivid (and perhaps
too realistic) romantic plot line.
Gibbs says, "It is beautifully acted and that's what
counts. Suspense and mystery. Twists and turns. Peaks
and troughs. And I hope a lot of pace. I'm obsessed with
To look at the pace of Gibbs' long and storied career,
it is no surprise. An energetic gentleman whose refined,
near lyrical accent makes you want to sit a little straighter
in your chair, Gibbs tells of how his Welsh touring theater

I can't but pay tribute to the
people who make community
theater happen here. Their dedi-
cation is beyond praise.'
Gareth Gibbs

Gareth Gibbs reviews his script for the upcoming play
at Island Players and directs the production from his
desk in the rows of red seats in the theater. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

company three times won first place in the British theater
championship. It then went on to play on the world stage
in South Korea, Monaco and Canada.
"It was a huge thing to do for a group from the small
hills of Wales."
Gibbs, now 73 and a proud great-grandfather, pursued
his passion for theater while also maintaining a career in
social work in Wales, including serving as chief officer
of a geriatric unit. Now retired, Queen Elizabeth once
invited him to Buckingham Palace for a garden party in
recognition of his service.
"It was a demanding job if you cared about people.
Theater was an escape," Gibbs says.
The escape began at age 11, when Gibbs got his start
in an adult theater group. "I was allowed to sweep the
stage and help (put) the scenery up, and I am still doing
that 60 years on."
Though Gibbs has played just about every king in
William Shakespeare's great works, he no longer cares
to act, saying he struggles with nerves. "But so did Sir
Laurence Olivier," he adds with a smile.
Gibbs speaks of Anna Maria Island in terms of its
own cast of characters, and one in particular: Helen

Peters. She spotted Gibbs acting in Orlando and was
instrumental in introducing Gibbs to the island and to
the Island Players, who would invite Gibbs to return for
a variety of productions over the years.
Peters died in 1988 and is honored in a memorial
plaque found in the Island Players playhouse, and Gibbs
has returned to work with the Island Players more than a
dozen times since their first meeting.
"I can't but pay tribute to the people who make com-
munity theater happen here. Their dedication is beyond
praise," Gibbs says. He points to the demanding, five-
night-per-week play rehearsals that lead to opening
Gibbs' wife will be arriving from the United King-
dom just in time for the opening, and they will celebrate
their 53rd wedding anniversary soon after with island
"I get off the plane and feel 10 years younger," Gibbs
says. "I have more friends here than in Wales."
Gibbs seems the type to make friends wherever he
goes, and no doubt fans, too.
What's his favorite part of directing?
"I think it's now," Gibbs says. "When it's reaching
fruition and % \ i\ hing is coming together. The set looks
wonderful. The actors know where they're going. And
the use of music and sound.... It all comes together. And
the worst part is the Monday after closing. I go into the
theater and it's all torn down, and a little part of me goes
with it."
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the theater,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more information
on the upcoming season and ticketing, call the Island
Players box office at 941-778-5755 or go online to www.
Nicole Quigley is a fiction writer, published author
and was raised and resides on Anna Maria Island.

The Islander welcomes photographs and notices
of the milestones in readers' lives weddings, anni-
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photographs with detailed captions and contact infor-
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67th season tickets on sale
The Island Players open the 2013-14 season with
"An Act of the Imagination," which runs Oct. 10-20.
The theater group performs Bernard Slade's murder-
mystery through Oct. 20, with performances at 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the playhouse.
The theater is dark Mondays.
Single tickets are $20 and season tickets for the five
shows in the 2013-14 season are $92.50.
The box office is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Sat-
urdays and an hour before curtain time throughout the
run of "An Act of the Imagination."
Other plays include:
"Over the River and Through the Woods," Dec.
"Delval Divas," Jan. 23-Feb. 9.
"Mama Won't Fly," March 20-April 6.
"And the Winner Is," May 15-25.
Also, the Island Players will present special perfor-
mances of "Guilty Conscience" Nov. 8 and Nov. 11.
The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
For season tickets and more information, call the
theater at 941-778-6878.
Off Stage Ladies to meet
With first play of the 2013-14 season opening this
week at the Island Players theater in Anna Maria, the
theater's supporters also start up a season of fundraising
and giving on behalf of the players.
A group of women dedicated to the theater, the Off
Stage Ladies of the Island Players, has scheduled its first
meeting of the new season.
The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.
9, at Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, for lunch and preview presentations by the
directors of the 2013-14 season.
For more information or a reservation, call Nancy
Ambrose at 941-799-2181.

The cast of "An Act
of the Imagination,"
featuring murder and
suspense and open-
ing Thursday, Oct.
10, includes Sylvia
Marnie, left, Mary Jo
Johnson, John Durkin,
Steve Horowitz.
Couch: Heiko Knip-
felberg and Chriss
Abdala at the Island
Players theater in
Anna Maria. For tick-
eting information, call
the box office at 941-
778-5755 or go online
to www.theisland- Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

All for the dogs
Mary Selby, left, of
Anna Maria, makes off
from the Moonracer No
Kill Rescue fundraiser
yard sale with a box of
goodies and her car
was already loaded.
Lisa Williams, operator
of the rescue group that
saves at-risk homeless
pets from being killed at
Manatee County Animal
Services, thanks Selby for
attending the sale, put on
Oct. 5 at the Anna Maria
home of Kathy and Skip
Long. Proceeds provide
medical care for rescued
pets. Islander Photo:
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HB parks committee targets white fly infestation

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautifi-
cation Committee discussed a number of beautification
issues at their Oct. 2 meeting, but none more severe than
the infestation of white flies in the city.

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Chair Melissa Snyder said new trees recently brought
into the city appear to be filled with white flies. White
flies can damage and kill trees, clog pool drains and are
otherwise a nuisance to homeowners and residents, she
She suggested any new trees brought into the city be

certified as free of white flies, and Mayor Carmel Monti
said he knows of a company in Brooksville that special-
izes in eliminating the pests.
"We'll find out easily" if the Brooksville company
can eliminate white flies in the city, Monti said.
The committee also discussed several issues that
Snyder said commission liaison David Zaccagnino was
to present to the commission, but had not yet done so.
Those issues included adding dogwood trees at
Kingfish Boat Ramp, marlberry trees for the 79th Street
trolley stop and bollards and a bat house at Grassy Point
Monti asked Snyder to give him a list to bring any
issues needing approval to the commission.
The condition of the butterfly garden adjacent to city
hall was discussed, and Snyder said it appears to be in
"bad shape."
Snyder said Nancy Ambrose, who created and over-
sees the butterfly park, recently cleaned up the garden
with help from her husband, but the recent heavy rains
resulted in an overflow of weeds.
Committee member Jerry West suggested the public
works department could be tasked with keeping the
garden free of weeds. He also suggested committee vice
chair Ruth DeHaan supervise the workers to ensure only
weeds are removed, not butterfly-attracting plants.
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Holmes Beach congestion committee sets goals, pursues action

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
From purchasing property for a fee-based parking
lot to reconfiguring parking and traffic flow at the Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach congestion committee
members are kicking ideas into high gear.
The committee previously focused on the use of off-
site parking lots as a way to address overflow and encour-
age visitors to the beach to use the trolley system by
asking churches, banks and other organizations to open
their parking lots on weekends and holidays.
The effort has been hit and miss, with some organiza-
tions wanting to participate, others declining and some
waiting to see what an agreement with the city would be
Committee member Bob Johnson said having an
agreement on paper was a priority in order to present
something more than speculation to church adminsitra-
tors and business operators.
Mayor Carmel Monti, who is not a member of the
committee but sits in on the meetings, said city attorney
Patricia Petruff is working on an agreement.
Johnson said he would follow up with Petruff to see
if a draft agreement could be presented to the committee
at the next meeting.
Johnson presented a six-point priority list that he said
needs to be addressed in order for the committee to move
forward. Having a written agreement was No. 1.
He also listed how to direct visitors to parking lots
away from the beach N iili ,'i'n,, smartphone applications
and radio messages.
Monti said he is working with a company that pro-
vides phone apps for 1,800 cities and is trying to find out
how he could include Holmes Beach in the company's
services. The service allows use of an app that could show
real-time parking availability on the island and direct
visitors to those parking lots.
Committee chair and commission candidate Carol
Soustek is working with a radio station on how to imple-
ment an informational radio broadcast and committee
member Pam Leckie volunteered to work on signage.
Other priorities include establishing a success mea-
surement program to see what works if or when the city
adopts any of the committee's recommendations.
Discussion on traffic flow was addressed by Police
Chief Bill Tokajer, who said he is working with the
Florida Department of Transportation to use the exist-
ing electronic sign near 75th Street and Cortez Road in
The sign has not been used in quite some time, but
still works. Tokajer said FDOT has no problem with the
city sending brief messages such as "Heavy island con-
gestion" or "Parking lots full."

"No Parking" areas at the Manatee Public Beach
could be designated for passenger drop-off to enhance
traffic flow. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Discussion about enhancing Manatee County Area
Transit services for beachgoers from the mainland to the
island is ongoing, but some officials say it won't work
because people who go to the beach typically bring along
a lot of beach gear. Parking on the mainland and taking
a bus with a lot of "stuff' would be problematic for pas-
sengers on a beach shuttle.
The committee turned its attention to the creation of
a drop-off point at the county-operated Manatee Public
Beach to allow motorists to unload beach gear and pas-
sengers and then park off-site.
Tokajer said that was something he could do without

commission approval. He offered to present a concept
plan to the committee, possibly at its next meeting.
In the meantime, the effort to work with organiza-
tions that would allow parking on private property on
weekends and holidays is ongoing.
The committee then turned its attention to a sugges-
tion from resident Jaynie Christiansen, who said the city
should invest in property for beach parking.
Discussion ensued on Regions Bank, 3900 Sixth
Ave., which is currently shuttered.
Soustek said she attempted to contact Regions to
inquire about the property's value.
"I called three times and nobody called me back,"
she said.
However, the committee foundthe th.m''liIn viable
and pledged to pursue the idea.
All ideas are being considered when taking into
account FDOT numbers provided by Johnson from a
2012 report that counted an average daily number of
7,200 vehicles traveling on and off the island.
That number doubles on holidays, such as Memorial
Day and the Fourth of July, which are considered to be
the busiest times of the year on the island.
"The reality is we have a community that is dealing
with a disruption from a way of life," said Johnson.
"The best way to find success in what we are trying to
do is to work with the other island cities and unify," said
Soustek. I ,. i though we are not making progress as
quickly as everyone would like, we are making progress.
And that's important to the citizens of Holmes Beach."
The island congestion committee's next meeting will
be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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Bradenton Beach woman flni'twat'h

faces child abuse charge

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 50-year-old Bradenton Beach woman faces a
charge of felony child abuse.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Bradenton
Beach Police Department Officer Eric Hill responded to a
Sept. 28 domestic battery call in the 100 block of Seventh
Street South and made contact with the man who reported
the incident.
The man said a juvenile female and her mother were
upstairs arguing. The girl came down and told him that
her mother choked her while she was on her bed.
Hill interviewed the juvenile victim, who said she
called her mother a name, at which time she alleges the
mother grabbed her by the throat. Hill did not observe
any marks on the girl's neck.
Hill then interviewed the mother, who denied chok-
ing her daughter, but admitted to pushing her.
The woman told police she was disciplining her
daughter for making a derogatory comment.
The mother was arrested and transported to the Man-
atee County jail, where she was detained on $5,000 bond.
She posted bond and was released Sept. 30.
She is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct.
18, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W. Bradenton.

Island police blotter

Anna Maria
Sept. 30, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard,
domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office
deputy responded to a disturbance and made contact
with a brother and sister arguing. There was no physi-
cal contact during the argument. Domestic packets were
Sept. 27, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, bur-
glary. A complainant reported that someone entered his
unlocked storage shed and stole several items valued at
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Oct. 1, 4400 block of 124th Street West, Baker Act.
A MCSO deputy responded to a call of a person attempt-
ing suicide. The person was transported to the hospital.

Sexual battery case closed

A Bradenton Beach man arrested in April for alleged
sexual battery with a weapon against a victim 12 or older
and aggravated assault will not be prosecuted.
Records at the Manatee County Judicial Center show
that formal charges will not be filed against Terry Richard
Moroz had entered a not guilty plea in April.
The notice from the prosecutor that the case would
not go forward was filed in mid-September.
The probable cause affidavit filed by the Bradenton
Beach Police Department alleged that Moroz put a 9 mm
gun to a woman's head to force her to have sexual rela-
tions with him.

Man pleads not guilty in BB

boating incident

A man accused of fleeing an officer and recklessly
operating his boat in Bradenton Beach has pleaded not
guilty and demanded a jury trial.
A preliminary hearing for George Mark McElroy was
scheduled for Oct. 11.
A probable cause affidavit filed with the court by the
Bradenton Beach Police Department states that McElroy
was arrested Aug. 23 in the 200 block of Bridge Street.

Officer Michael Bazell wrote that he was patrolling
the mooring field near the Historic Bridge Street Pier and
saw a man "operating his vehicle recklessly" within 100
feet of shore.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Bradenton Beach
No available reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Holmes Beach
Sept. 27, 60th Street and Marina Drive, theft.
Holmes Beach commission candidate Carol Soustek
reported the theft of two campaign signs valued at $20.
The second sign was taken from Palm Drive and 77th
Street. The signs were replaced with new ones.
Sept. 27, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle bur-
glary. A complainant reported she entered her vehicle
and noticed (i \ dil inii out of place. She said a wallet
and change valued at $21 were stolen from her unlocked

The officer said he repeatedly advised the man, who
was verbally abusive, to dock his boat. The man left the
area, then returned, claiming he had called an attorney,
according to the BBPD.
The man was taken into custody for alleged reckless
operation of his boat and fleeing and attempting to elude
a law enforcement officer.

Woman accused of Gulf Drive

Cafe theft pleads not guilty

A woman accused of stealing from a Bradenton
Beach restaurant has pleaded not guilty and demanded a
jury trial.
Dana Lynn Powell of Bradenton was arrested in July
and is accused of using a special code at the Gulf Drive
Cafe, 900 N. Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, to void sales
tickets from the computer and pocket customers' pay-
A witness statement filed by the Bradenton Beach
Police Department said the thefts were discovered by
checking paperwork after Powell's shift. The statement
said, "Ms. Powell's voids were way out of control."
Restaurant management next checked security
Powell is accused of taking about $3,800 and faces a
charge of third-degree grand theft.
The preliminary date for a trial is in January.
In a separate case, Powell is accused of dealing in
stolen property and obtaining money from a pawnbroker
by fraud.

Sept. 27,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
battery. Police responded to a fight in progress. The
suspects were attempting to leave the beach area, but,
according to the report, police pulled in front of the
suspect vehicle and made contact with four males. They
were ordered from the vehicle and the victim was con-
tacted. The victim told police he and the primary sus-
pect are friends. He said they argued, and his friend
hit him. Police observed a laceration over the victim's
eye, but he refused to press charges and the suspect was
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County ', irf's Office.

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janz song)
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76 "Happ y Birthday"
on a cake, e.g.?
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81 Reproductive parts
of flowers
82 Folk rocker
83 Ball game
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86 Buster Brown's dog,
in old comics
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hear better, say
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Blue Moon
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film "John Carter"
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Betty Florence Albritton
Betty Florence (Drymon) Albritton died Sept. 10
in Ridgefield, Conn. She was born March 25, 1929, in
Sarasota, the fourth child of seven children for the late
Herbert and Sarah Drymon.
She married the late Roger Albritton March 26,
1947, and they raised their children in Bradenton. She
held undergraduate and master's degrees in education,
both from the University of South Florida. She taught
second-grade students for 20 years, 18 at Blackburn
Elementary School in Palmetto. She was retired.
Mrs. Albritton was active at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach and a member of
the Episcopal Church Women. She also was active in the
Retired Educators Association and the AmericanAssocia-
tion of University of Women.
In her retirement, Mrs. Albritton enjoyed playing
bridge. She loved to sing and her life was filled with
friends, good times and family.
Memorial donations may be made to Si ,,li Stu-
dent Research Initiative at www.floridaeducationfounda-
She is survived by sister Sybil Manning; brother Wil-
liam and wife Genelle Drymon; children Ovedia Santos
and Roger Jr. and wife Debbie; grandchildren Alex and
Chris and wife Sabrina; and four great-grandchildren.

Gladys Dingee Martineau
Gladys Dingee Martineau, 95, died Sept. 27 in St.
Mrs. Martineau and husband Gene were 27-year
residents of Bay Palms Drive in Holmes Beach. They
were members of the Holmes Beach Christian Science
Church and, on its closure, members of Bradenton Chris-
tian Science Church. They also were active members and
supporters of the Holmes Beach Garden Club, Friends
of the Library, All Island Denominations, the Sarasota
Symphony and Island Players. Mrs. Martineau also was
active in the League of Women Voters.
She was an active bridge player, attending weekly

games on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and play-
ing frequently with friends.
The couple loved Anna Maria Island and the island
spirit is carried on with their children.
Memorial donations may be made to Peace Haven
Association, 12630 Rott Road, St Louis MO 63127, or
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 702 15th St. W., Bra-
denton FL 34205.
Mrs. Martineau is survived by her children and
their spouses, Gene and KarenLee, Steve and Deborah
and Claire and Perry Fisher; grandchildren Katherine,
Graham, Jane, Gwendolyn and Zoe; and two great-grand-

The Islander provides obituaries free to resi-
dents and family of residents, both past and present,
and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island.
Content is edited for style and length and photos
are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by call-
ing ad director Toni Lyon at 941-778-7978.

THE ISLANDER U OCT. 9, 2013 E 21

,[ Cagnina prop-
erty sold
Anna Maria developer
.Vt h, ii Kaleta recently
purchased the former
Cagnina family home
in the 200 block of
Magnolia Avenue in
a- Anna Maria, as well
aas the four adjacent
vacant lots between the
S m m house and Ginny's and
Jane E's at the Old IGA,
9807 Gulf Drive. The
sale price was $1.86
million, according to
SKaleta. The seller is
.. Marie Franklin. The
'_lots are zoned residen-
tial. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Sex offender moves to island
A convicted sex offender has moved into the 500
block of Key Royale Drive in Holmes Beach.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment website, the 32-year-old male was convicted in
2007 in Orlando of lewd and lascivious behavior with
a minor child under 16 years of age. The man also was
arrested in 2000 on the same charge, but adjudication was
The man moved to Holmes Beach Sept. 16 from
Osceola according to the FDLE, which reported the move
was temporary.
There are now two convicted sex offenders living
in Holmes Beach, one in Bradenton Beach and one in
Cortez. The FDLE does not show any convicted sexual
offenders residing in Anna Mania.
By Florida law, convicted sexual offenders are
required to notify the FDLE of any change of address.
For more information on sexual offenders, go the
FDLE website at

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Teacher Melanie Moran collects a shredded piece of aluminum can during the
coastal cleanup at AME Oct. 4. She instructed her kindergartners to call out
for help upon finding any sharp objects.
Libby Crockett cleans up trash on the bayfront of the AME
campus. She collected a used water bottle that washed ashore.
Volunteers young and old with Keep Manatee Beautiful
participated in a countywide cleanup Oct. 5.

Online registration underway for youth ocean summit

Students interested in ocean conservation can take
part in the 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mote Marine Labo-
ratory's Keating Marine Education Center, 1599 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Island, Sarasota.
The annual summit, led by the Stow It-Don't Throw
It marine debris prevention project, was created to give
youth participants the opportunity to learn from marine
scientists and conservationists about local and global
threats facing the marine ecosystem, according to a news
Participants can learn how other youth are working
to protect marine ecosystems and then work with peers
to develop action plans for their own conservation proj-

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Workshops at the summit will focus on developing
skills to implement conservation projects, career oppor-
tunities in marine conservation and on ways to participate
in helping our planet's oceans and their inhabitants.
Also, a public film festival will take place Friday,
Nov. 15, in the Immersion Cinema at Mote. The festi-
val will include a screening of "Operation: Blue Pride,"
which tells how three wounded military veterans are
fighting to save oceans and sharks.
Special guests will include Justin Riney of Mother
Ocean and JimAbernethy and George C. Schellenger of
Operation: Blue Pride.
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Wednesday, Oct. 9, picture retakes.
2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Otis Spunkmeyer
Fundraiser kick-off, AME auditorium.
Thursday, Oct. 10, fire safety day.
Friday, Oct. 11, no school.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, PTO dinner, AME
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, third-grade play, AME
9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, fire drill.
Friday, Oct. 18, end of first quarter.
Monday, Oct. 21, record day, no school.
4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, report card confer-
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, PTO-sponsored
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Rain ends, soccer season kicks into high gear

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Finally, there was a full week of soccer action at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center following two
weeks of abbreviated play owed to a deluge of rain. With
makeup games scheduled, the other football season is
now full steam ahead.
Youth soccer games are played weeknights at the
center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The standings are tight in the 8-10 age division with
Beach Bistro and Island Pest Control sporting 1-0-1
records at the top, followed by Tyler's Ice Cream and
LPAC, both sitting at 1-1, while American Marine brings
up the bottom at 0-1.
The Feast is in control of the 11-13 division with a
perfect 3-0 record five points ahead of second place
Waterfront Restaurant at 1-1-1. LPAC follows at 1-2,
while Jen Crady Massage is looking up in the standings
with an 0-2-1 record.
The 14-17 division only two teams, and thus far Wash
Family Construction leads the back-and-forth action over
Jessie's Island Store, 2-0-1 to 0-2-1.
Last week, Jessie's and Wash battled to a 4-4 tie.
Nico Calleja scored three goals to lead WFC, which also
received one goal from Carolyn Culinan. Jessie's was led
by Yuri Pereira, who notched four goals in the match.
The Feast made a strong statement Oct. 4 in the 11-13
division, dominating 9-4 over LPAC. Michael Latimer
scored six goals to pace The Feast, which also received
three goals from Joe Rogers in the victory.
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Maria Island Community Center soccer league 11-13
division Oct. 4 action on the center field, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

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WFC earned a 3-0 victory in the first match behind
two goals from BJ Grant and one from Aaron Parkin.
Agnelli Pool & Spa rolled past LaPensee 5-0 behind
four goals from Omar Polar. Tyler Krauss added one goal
and Lynn Clarke had an assist in the victory.
Florida Discount Signs shut out Island Pest Control
2-0 in the third match of the night. Brent Moss and Greg
Moss scored one goal each, while David Moss made 15
saves in goal.
The final game of the night saw Sato record a 5-3
win over Island Gourmet. Josh Rio led the way with two
goals, while Chris Circharo, Leslie Rio and Cory Wash
each scored. Adam Bujarski, Tim Tedesco and Erin Vogel
scored one goal each in the loss.

Horseshoe news
Steve Grossman and Dom Livedoti were outright
champs during Oct. 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria
City Hall horseshoe pits after posing the only 3-0 record
in pool play.
Oct. 5 action saw three teams garner 3-0 records
in pool play, forcing a playoff. Hank Huyghe and Josh
Slagh drew the bye into the finals and watched as Jerry
Disbrow and Sam Samuels rolled past Tom Skoloda 22-4.
Huyghe-Slagh then dismantled Disbrow-Samuels 22-11
in the finals.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and all are welcome.

Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net golf match with a twist Oct. 1 they
used only irons.
Tootie Wagner took the top spot with a 2-over-par 34
to earn a one-shot victory over Terry Westby and Chris-
tina Mason, who tied for second at 3-over-par 35. Helen
Pollock was alone in third with a 38.

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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 9, 2013 0 25

Slightly cooler weather brings on red-hot fishing action

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
October is finally here and the long-awaited cooler
weather is around the corner. If you noticed, water temps
in the Gulf of Mexico have dropped to around 80 degrees.
This slight drop has triggered a feed. Spanish mackerel,
jack crevalle, blue runners and bonito are corralling bait
schools around the beaches. Look for diving birds to
locate the fish. Numerous shark are mixed in with these
migratory fish, so have a heavy rod rigged up.
On the flats, snook, redfish and trout are responding
to live shiners and pinfish free-lined behind the boat. Look
for schooling reds along mangrove shoreline with good
water flow. Look for big snook in these areas, too. Spotted
seatrout can be found on shallow flats early in the morning.
Top water plugs are a cool way to target these yellow-
mouthed fish. As the sun gets up higher in the sky, move
to deeper flats and switch to soft plastics on ajighead.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure for
a variety of species. By using different methods of bait
fishing, Girle's clients are reeling up snapper grouper,
Spanish mackerel, kings and even shark.
To start, Girle is anchoring over structure to find
mangoes and gags. Once anchored on "the spot" Girle is
instructing his clients to drop their baits to the bottom. By
doing this, mangrove snapper up to 12 inches are being
reeled up. Gag grouper up to 29 inches are landing in the
boat. As a bonus, Girle is catching cobia, with the bi--.'I
coming in at 36 inches.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting schooling redfish.
By using live bait or artificial, Girle is managing to get
rallies of redfish in the chum. Expect to catch slot and
over-slot fish. Also, snook and trout are mixed in to add
some variety to the catch.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is tar-
geting Spanish mackerel and shark off the beaches of
Anna Maria Island. By anchoring among big schools of
bait, Gross is finding Spanish mackerel in the 5-pound
range. By chumming with live shiners, Gross is creating
a feeding frenzy behind the bait for his clients to cast
into. Jack crevalle, blue runners and bonito are mixed
in, as well as sharks. Expect to catch blacktips 50-100
Moving inshore, Gross is stalking redfish on shallow
flats adjacent to mangroves during high tide. Once the

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fish are located, Gross is anchoring and chumming with
live shiners to get the fish in the mood. Slot and over-slot
fish are being caught. Expect to catch snook and trout as
Finally, on nearshore structure, Gross is catching
keeper -size mangrove snapper. Gross is catching snap-
per in deep potholes along the grass flats. Live shiners
combined with a light leader and small live bait hook are
resulting in keeper fish.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing
Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle and blue run-
ners being caught throughout the day and into the evening
hours. Large schools of threadfin herring and shiners are
congregating around the pier, resulting in great action
for light tackle fishers. Speck rigs, crappie jigs or silver
spoons are getting the bite. If you're live bait fishing, be
sure to use a long shank hook to prevent mackerel from
cutting your line.
Mangrove snapper are being caught under the pier.
Again, live bait such as shiners or shrimp will get these
fish to bite. The snapper around the piers are generally
smarter than most so light leaders and small hooks are a
good idea. If you need to, add a split shot once the tide
starts moving.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says inshore
catches remain impressive redfish. Flats fishers are
returning to the marina with upper-slot fish and stories
of multiple hook-ups. Live shiners are the bait of choice,
although as Keyes knows firsthand, artificial are work-
ing, too. Keyes catches his redfish on the fly. You can also
use Berkley Gulp shrimp or gold spoons if fly-fishing
isn't your forte.
Along the beaches, Keyes is seeing Spanish mack-
erel, bonito and jack crevalle being caught. Live shiners
are producing a bite, as well as artificial such as buck tail
jigs and silver spoons. If casting directly from the beach,
Keyes recommends a Gotcha plug. These lures are shiny
and have some weight to them so you can cast further.
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Chamber plans events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
monthly sunrise breakfast is 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 9, at the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.
Members are encouraged to bring a guest or potential
new member to the breakfast. Cost is $8 and reservations
are required.
The chamber's 13th annual Bayfest celebration is
Oct. 18-19 along Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
The event is 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 10 a.m.-10
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
There is no entrance charge to attend Bayfest.
For more information on either event, or to make a
reservation for the breakfast, call the chamber at 941-
The chamber's annual installation of officers and
awards dinner will be 6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at
the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club will present its
business person of the year award, while the chamber
will honor the winners of its small, medium and large
business of the year awards.
An induction ceremony for new board members also
is scheduled.
The event includes dinner, a cash bar and music by
Mike Sales.
Cost of the banquet is $35 per person and reserva-
tions are required by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, chamber
vice president Deb Wing said.

Grins all around
-- at dental spa
New Island Dental Spa
owner Mariano de la
Riva, DMD, and wife
Tiundy, left, with Maria
and Gy Yatros at an Oct.
1 reception at the office,
3909 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach. The
Yatros' introduced the
new dentist and owners
of his practice. While de
la Riva is excited to meet
his island clients, Gy
Yatros said he will soon
open an office on Mana-
tee Avenue, focusing on
a new venture in dental
sleep apnea. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

Meet new Mail
& More owners
Sue Normand, center,
has sold her Island Mail
& More store, 3230
E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach, in the Anna
Maria Centre Shops
to Rebecca St. Jean,
left, and her husband
Eric St. Jean. Normand
said she would spend a
few weeks helping the
couple before retiring.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

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The restaurant also is bringing back its monthly wine
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LBK chamber
schedules seminar
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is host-
ing a seminar entitled "Navigating your business through
a dispute" 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the City
Center, 1819 Main St., Sarasota.
Sarasota attorney Darren Inverso, who specializes in
conflict resolution, will conduct the seminar, a chamber
release said. Inverso also will discuss managing a busi-
ness during difficult economic times.
Cost of the seminar is $10 and includes refresh-
For more information, call the chamber at 941-383-
The LBK chamber also announced it has vendor
openings for its fall festival Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Centre
Shops, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Interested vendors should call organizer Steff
Claussen at 941-383-1901.

Real estate transactions
Jesse Brisson 's column is on vacation this week.

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DOGGY DAY CARE by the hour. Call Coastal
Canine Cottage at 941-243-3990.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals
and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish,
Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call
Brian at 941-685-1400.

BOAT LIFT: WANT to rent lift for 22-foot boat,
yearly. Will use six weeks a year. Call 248-773-
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long
memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boat-
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long
memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflor-
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great
for fishing-stand on the side without tipping,
go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat
for anyone who wants to get on the water!
Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must
see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.

LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood
development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades,
diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless network-
ing, 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.
Island resident, references. The Flying Dutch-
man LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free
estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native
islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experi-
ence. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying
assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-

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

resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-
free music lesson, or 941-
PIANO/KEYBOARD FOR your life: Highly quali-
fied and experienced instructor will come to
you and work with your goals for musical
enjoyment. Daytime slots available. 941-761-
TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE Computer Service LLC.
On-site computer repair at reasonable rates.
Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714.
NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for
the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional
photography and video at affordable rates. Call
For Real: 941-524-4656.

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean
your home like our own. We offer organic
cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise,
driveways, tile and grout, pool cages. "We
clean it all." 941-735-4014.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus
cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, soft-
ware and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and
removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace
broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander
Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.

38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving the Island
since 1987. For personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call
today for an appointment, 941-518-8301.

and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
installations, watering the island for 15 years.
Jeff, 941-778-2581.
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
Call 941-807-1015.

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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775,
"shell phone" 941-720-0770.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and
commercial. For all your landscaping needs.

and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
ence. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.


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

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

Wednesday's classified on Tuesday at www. And it's FREE!

of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul
Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed,

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

stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured.
gan builder, quality work guaranteed. Afford-
able, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-
mercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows,
lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.
CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contrac-
tor. Free estimates and plans. New houses,
porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices.
Hire a Florida licensed contractor. Call 941-
795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.

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

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi,
tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call
condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971
or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.
com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
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boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria
Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.
ANNUAL: 3BR/1.5BA ground-level duplex in
Holmes Beach. Shared laundry. Fenced back-
yard. Small pet considered. $1,600/month.
Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
Ground-level, completely furnished. One house
from the Gulf. No pets or smoking. Available
January-April. 813-390-0782 or email: HLMS-
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE facing the Gulf, pool,
screen porches, garage. $1,700/month. Mike
Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.
ANNA MARIA: 114 and 116 Oak Ave. Remod-
eled 2BR/1 BA and 3BR/2BA, steps to the Gulf.
seasonal rental half block from Gulf
beach. 3BR/1BA quaint cottage with all the
modern amenities. Available November,
December, January.
Terry Aposporos, 941-778-8456.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web

PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in sell-
ing. I am looking to purchase a home close to
the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional consulta-
tion. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-
DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and
fixer-uppers. Go to: www.ManateeAreaFore- for a free list of properties avail-
able now. 941-315-1501.
style country 2BR/2BA plus office or studio.
Steps to marina and pool. Private Gulf beach
access. Immediate occupancy. $279,500.
Owner, 941-383-0285.
$230,500. Over-55 community, no pets,
renovated home, quiet area, double carport,
ground floor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facili-
ties, heated pool, exercise room, tennis,
shuffleboard, and waterfront park on beauti-
ful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton
Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-
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Absolutely stunning,
brand new 3BR/3BA
canalfront pool home.
This beauty was built
with an eye for quality
and enjoyment of true
island living. French doors across the back of the home allow in
natural light and beauty. This rare 2,481 sf home is priced to sell
at $1,000,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker. 941-773-3966

Exceptional buy. Updated
San Remo. $309,900. Call
Denise Fleese, Realtor, 941-

3BR/2BA bungalow. Central
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$649,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
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$198,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, key furnished, priced to sell at
Broker, 941-773-3966. $264,900. Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker. 941-773-3966.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach 941-779-2289

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller
needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.
corn. 941-400-8735.

WALK TO THE beach! 3BR/2BA pool home.
Well-maintained. $499,900. RE/MAX Alliance
Group. Call 941-932-0738.

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