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AsTheWorld Terns
hail sunshine. Page 6

Agnelli v. Peelen libel
case continues. Peelen 's
motion denied. Page 2

HB officials get shady
with Sunshine Law.
Page 3

The government calen-
dar. Page 4

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Radiant heat causes
Rod & Reel fire. Page 5

The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6

Tree House ordinance
dies at HB dais. Page 8
Community events,
Pages 10-11

Island Players return to
stage. Page 14

Island police blotter.
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Islander soccer women
play 'Magic.' Page 24

Bountiful harvest
arrives. Page 25

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Island resort tax collections continue setting records

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Time was on Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key when August was considered
the end of the summer season, and many vaca-
tion rental owners and managers made plans
to take a vacation of their own, or have work
done on the rental property.
But times certainly have changed.
The resort tax collection department of
the Manatee County Tax Collector reported
$555,930 in resort taxes were collected in Sep-
tember for August stay-over visitors, a 15.4
percent increase from the $481,686 collected
for August last year.
And a positive sign that island vacation
rentals and resorts had a busy August, said
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
president Mary Ann Brockman.
Resort taxes are paid one month in
The tax, often called the bed tax but offi-

cially the Manatee County Tourism Develop-
ment Tax, is the 5 percent collected on rentals
in the county of six months or less.
With the $555,930 collected for August,
the resort tax fund stands at $8.544 million, a

AM's Aubry says, 'be nice' to visitors

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Mention the words "beach access park-
ing" to a group of 10 Anna Maria residents and
you're likely to get more than 10 opinions on
parking problems.
Commissioner Gene Aubry, however,
doesn't see the problem and, at the commis-
sion's Oct. 10 meeting, said the city should
continue to "be nice" to visitors.
Aubry's comments came after Mayor Sue-
Lynn suggested commissioners could increase
the parking fine, pass a vehicle towing ordi-
nance and eliminate loading and unloading
zones on beach access streets as measures
to combat some congestion problems in the
Commissioner Dale Woodland asked,
"What is the problem and what are we trying
to fix?"
After much commission discussion, the
problem was narrowed down to loading and
unloading zones on beach access streets, par-
ticularly Gulf Boulevard a short stretch of
road running north and south along the beach-
front between Palm and Magnolia avenues.
Several homes front Gulf Boulevard across
from the city's public park/beach.
Commissioner Doug Copeland agreed this
is a problem area. He said he's received com-
plaints from residents about visitors who park
their vehicles in the Gulf Boulevard loading
and unloading zones for long periods of time,
or arrive in trucks full of people with loads of
beach gear for a day at an Anna Maria beach.
"What's wrong with that?" Aubry asked.
Aubry said the city was being too "nega-
tive" in its treatment of loading zones and the
visitors who use them.
Copeland said complainants often say
visitors dump trash on the beach, urinate on
private property, use foul language and are
disrespectful toward residents.
"That's my concern," said Commission
Chair Chuck Webb. He said the commission

Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry,
right, talks to Mike Coleman and other
residents outside city hall, while the Oct. 10
meeting continued in chambers. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

should focus on parking on beach accesses
at street ends, decide where the city does not
want parking and establish tow-away zones.
He said Gulf Boulevard is a problem
because so many visitors are disrespectful
toward the homeowners in that area. How-
ever, he said, he has periodically observed Gulf
Boulevard on weekends and saw no evidence
of a serious parking issue.
But Aubry said city officials are forgetting
Anna Maria is a tourist town. The city should
treat visitors accordingly. He suggested a fine
of $500 would do a lot to solve the problem of
illegally parked vehicles.
"That will wake people up," he said.
Sgt. Paul Davis, in charge of the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office substation in Anna
Maria, suggested that if removing the load-
ing zones, the city adopt sign language from
the state saying, no stopping, no standing, no
He said deputies can enforce those

Despite the
hot and humid
days of August,
visitors found
their way to the
Anna Maria City
Pier to enjoy
the views of the
water and the
Sunshine Skyway
Bridge beyond,
as well as fishing
and dining at the
T-end. Islander
Photo: Rick

new record for collections with one month left
in fiscal year 2012-13 for collections.
The $8.544 million is a new resort tax col-
lection record, well ahead of the $8.1 million

DO parking plan

gains traction
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners Oct. 8
held the second of what will be ongoing work-
shops to address a proposal that consists of a
mix of ideas that are both new and have sat
dormant for 20 years.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse revealed
his seven-point plan in September and, with a
commission consensus to move forward, he is
now determining how it can be implemented.
Vice Mayor Ed Straight supported the
plan, but wants to prioritize the proposal. He
said he wants to first address the proposal to
require employees of local businesses to park
at Coquina Beach.
Gatehouse complied with Straight's
request and said he has been in contact with the
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
Department regarding an employee parking
area at Coquina south boat ramp.
The county is planning improvements at
the boat ramp that would also expand parking
for boat trailers. Gatehouse said it is a good
time to see if an employee parking area is fea-

t imug, to rage Street are coming sooner
than expected, and more are proposed as
part of a comprehensive parking proposal
being discussed by Bradenton Beach com-
missioners. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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Appellate court denies standing appeal by HB commissioner

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The libel case Holmes Beach resident John Agnelli
filed in October 2012 against Commissioner Jean Peelen
appears headed back to the Manatee
County Circuit Court and Judge Diana
_. r *, -* Moreland's courtroom.
1 On Sept. 27, Florida's 2nd Dis
; trict Court of Appeals denied Peelen's
Appeal of the circuit court's ruling that
Peelen the libel case should proceed. The
appellate court returned the case to the
circuit court.
Moreland ruled in circuit court to deny Peelen's
standing as a city official in Agnelli's lawsuit, and it was

Webb and three commissioners agreed to have staff
prepare a draft ordinance, withAubry opposed. Commis-
sioner Nancy Yetter was absent.
Webb said correcting parking problems is a "work
in progress," but Aubry responded that he was "disap-
pointed in the attitudes" of some people. "It's getting
ugly," he said.
"We are not being nice. We live on a tourist island,"
he said.
At one point, tempers seemed to fray and Aubry left
the meeting. While outside, he discussed his concerns
with several constituents for several minutes and returned
to the dais.
In other commission business, SueLynn said she
would propose a new lease for the city pier with current
lease-holder Mario Schoenfelder.
Webb claimed maintenance on the pier is lacking,
and suggested the pier tenant be given 30 days to make
repairs. He said if that's not done, the city should begin
eviction procedures.
City staff does routine inspections, but SueLynn also
is hoping resort tax dollars will pay for a new marine
survey of the pier's pilings not visible to inspectors
on the deck.
City pier manager David Sork told commissioners

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that decision that was appealed.
Jay Daigneault of the law firm of Frazier, Hub-
bard, Brandt, Trask and Yacavone, LLP, of Dunedin,
was assigned last year by the Florida League of Cities
property and liability claims division to represent Peelen
based on the city's insurance plan through FLC.
Daigneault, however, can appeal the appellate court
The suit is against Peelen as a citizen, but, according
to attorney Kristina Hager Snyderman of the Mackey
Law Group, which represents Agnelli, Peelen now has
been denied legal representation as a government official.
She cannot be defended by FLC counsel, and now will
be forced to seek an attorney at her expense.
The case stems from an October 2012 email Peelen

that maintenance is a never-ending job. "Think of it as
a boat on pilings," he said, as one problem is resolved,
another comes up.
But SueLynn said the city might be able to acquire
funds for projects that benefit tourism and the city pier
is a definite benefit to tourism. She' 11 report back to the
commission after initial discussions with Schoenfelder,
who was due to visit the city from his home in Germany
the next day.
Commissioners also passed the final reading of the
historic preservation ordinance after nearly two years of
work. The ordinance allows the owner of a one-story
home to apply for preservation designation. If approved,
the owner can make some improvements that fall outside
the Federal Emergency Management Authority rules on
improving homes within a flood plain.
Commissioners also approved a resolution authoriz-
ing Copeland to proceed with application for a grant that
would create a master plan for Gulffront Park. Copeland
said the draft plan is being created by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
As commission chair, Webb removed discussion of
proceeding with a judicial review of the city's hotel/motel
ordinance. The issue will be on the commission's Oct. 24
agenda, he said.

sent through her personal email account to constituents
that made what Snyderman claims were disparaging and
libelous comments about her client.
Peelen, however, said she had confused John Agnelli
with his son Frank in her email, and she apologized to
John Agnelli.
Agnelli pursued a libel case against Peelen, but later
learned he could not sue Peelen in her capacity as an
elected commissioner. He then sued Peelen personally.
Snyderman said if Daigneault does not file for
a rehearing with the appellate court, the case will be
returned to the Manatee court. She did not know how
long it might take for the case to find it's way to the
circuit court schedule.
Efforts to reach Daigneault were unsuccessful.

Commissioners agreed not to proceed with a citizen-
of-the-year award for 2013 after only three people vol-
unteered for the selection committee. The minimum is
five, and SueLynn said the committee would form early
in 2014 to ensure a selection next year.

Anna Maria preservationist Sissy Quinn, center,
flanked by Jill Morris and Larry Albert in the Anna
Maria commission chambers, is all smiles at the Oct.
10 meeting following passage of a historic preservation
ordinance. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin




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Holmes Beach officials get shady with Sunshine Law

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach officials have faced two accusations
of violating the Sunshine Law since July.
One violation is alleged to have occurred regarding
a July 8 City Center Committee meeting and the other
occurred at an Oct. 8 city commission meeting.
The City Center Committee was put together by
Mayor Carmel Monti to look at traffic flow, conges-
tion and beautification of an area near Gulf and Marina

collected in 2011-12.
The 15.4 percent increase in collections is a likely
barometer that stay-over visitors increased on Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key for August 2013 compared with
August 2012.
For 29 of the past 30 months, the monthly increase
in stay-over visitors to the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Center area has been about half the increase
in resort tax collections.
In its June report to the Manatee County Tourism
Development Council, Research Data Services Inc., the
company that prepares tourism information for the TDC,
reported tourism to the BACVB area was up 6.5 percent
for year.
With an anticipated increase in tourist tax receipts of
approximately 10 percent by the end of fiscal year 2012-
13 on Sept. 30, the increase in stay-over visitors can be
anticipated to be around 5-6 percent.
"It has definitely been a great season and I'm not
surprised the tourism tax set a record," said Brockman.
"We didn't have any members complaining they
weren't busy this summer. Many of them said they set
records for occupancy. From what I hear, this winter
season also is going to be great," she said.
The resort tax is used to fund Anna Maria Island's
share of beach renourishment projects, the BACVB
annual budget, the Bradenton Convention Center, the
Powell Crosley Mansion and other county-related tour-
ism projects.

The first meeting of the committee was in July, but
was allegedly held in violation of the Sunshine Law, as it
was conducted outside of the public eye and not properly
noticed as a public meeting.
According to city clerk Stacey Johnston, she was
unaware of the meeting until the group arrived at city
hall, at which time she inquired as to
whether the meeting was noticed to the
Johnston said she was told by
Monti that it was not a public meeting.
But as it was an advisory group to the
Titsworth commission, Johnston said it was.
c The meeting continued despite the
.'. '-U warning and Johnston received confir-
I mation via city attorney Patricia Petruff
that the meetings must be public and
also must be noticed.
The committee met again in August
Monti and September and both meetings were
open to the public and noticed as such.
Monti was involved in another Sunshine incident at
the Oct. 8 city commission meeting when he passed a
note to Commissioner Judy Titsworth. Members of the
public called Islander Publisher Bonner Joy to say this
was a frequent activity on the dais.
Joy arrived at the meeting and during public com-
ment confronted the commission, demanding to see the
content of the note. Monti said nothing while Titsworth
denied the existence of the note.
Petruff said if there was a note and it contained city
business, that it was public record, but was unclear if
materials containing private messages would qualify as
public record.
Titsworth wrote a letter to the editor dated Oct. 9
apologizing to the public, saying at the time of Joy's
request, she did not remember a note being passed to her,
but was reminded by Monti later that night.
"After the meeting, I was explaining the story to my
husband when the mayor called," wrote Titsworth. "He
had gone through his papers and reminded me of a note
that he had written on his pad."

Titsworth said she was embarrassed that she had for-
gotten about the note from Monti which read, L\ .i) -
body is being so nice tonight ... What's up with that?"
Titsworth acknowledged the note, but said in her
letter that the action between herself and the mayor was
Samuel Morley, general counsel for the Florida Press
Association, disagreed.
In an email to Joy, Morley said, "Board members
may not use notes or computers to conduct private discus-
sions among themselves about board business."
Morley said board members may share a laptop that
contains ideas of a member, "as long as the computer is
not being used as a means of communication between the
Morley cites two Florida Attorney General opinions
regarding Sunshine violations.
Neither Monti nor Petruff were available for com-
ment, as of Islander press time.

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Well known island photographer Jack Elka this week is
introducing his new, 2014 photo-calendar to the Anna
Maria Island marketplace. The calendar is offered for
sale at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, and a variety of island locations.
Elka says they "make a great holiday gift." Signed
copies can be arranged by calling Elka at 941-778-
2711 or on his website at


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election 2013

Island voter turnout expected to be low

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Based on previous voter turnout in municipal elec-
tions, polling officials at Anna Maria Island precincts
can expect 30-50 percent of the electorate to cast a ballot
Nov. 5.
According to the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office, Anna Maria had 1,317 registered voters
in 2011, with 625 casting ballots. That's a voter turnout
of 47.6 percent, the elections office said.
That same year, there were 952 registered voters in
Bradenton Beach, but no election was held as the incum-
bents were unopposed and returned to office.
In the 2011 election, Holmes Beach had 3,247 reg-
istered voters with 984, or 30.3 percent, voting at the
There were no state or national offices up for election
that year, and voter turnout in those odd-year elections
was anywhere from 30-50 percent, the elections office
For state and national elections in even years, voter
turnout is much heavier, the elections office said.
In the 2012 polling, Anna Maria had 1,323 regis-
tered voters, with 1,073 or 81.1 percent voting.
Bradenton Beach had 949 registered voters for the
2012 election with 654 casting a ballot a turnout of
68.9 percent.
Holmes Beach had 3,323 voters for the 2012 election
and a 2,578 turnout 77.6 percent.
With no state or federal candidates up for election
on Nov. 5, the elections office said a voter turnout above

Mayor John Shaughnessy had expressed concerns
with the idea. He said he didn't think it was a good idea
for a woman getting off work after midnight to have to
wait alone in a distant parking lot.
"I spoke to the police chief and
_-|||H& he reiterated that he can have officers
down there to patrol on a regular basis,"
said Gatehouse.
S Gatehouse also said he spoke with a
Gthu company currently running a jitney ser-
li,,,g/ ,l... M vice from Cortez Beach to Coquina.
Gatehouse said a jitney service
from the Bridge Street area to Coquina
f parking would be a good idea.
I R There are other aspects to Gate-
Snhouse's proposal, including the "789
_plan" that would restructure traffic
Gatehouse flow and parking at Cortez Beach -
the beachfront area between downtown
Jand Coquina Beach. The plan would
allow for a one-way road through the
existing Cortez Beach parking area
j and angle parking on two sides.
The plan, first proposed in the early
Special 1990s, would create additional parking
while ensuring motorists are not back-
ing onto Gulf Drive.
Gatehouse also proposes permitted parking.
"I heard from an 83-year-old woman who had left
her home to go grocery shopping during busy season and,
when she returned, (the area) in the right of way in front
of her home had been taken by a vehicle with out-of-state
plates," said Gatehouse.
The woman had to park blocks from her home and
carry her groceries.
The way the city's ordinance reads now, as long as
two wheels are touching the right of way, it is legal to
park unless otherwise posted.
"If a motorist has two wheels on the right of way,
there is nothing we can do," said Gatehouse. "I want to
give property owners back their rights."
Visitors would purchase permits, but a certain number
would be allocated to citizens. Residents could use those
permits to park in rights of way, as well as park for free
in proposed paid municipal parking lots.

Bridge Street
Parking can't be discussed in Bradenton Beach with-
out Bridge Street being a focal point of the conversa-
While Bridge Street parking is limited to three hours,

35 percent in any precinct would be good.
In Anna Maria, four candidates are competing for
three city commission seats incumbent Commissioner
Dale Woodland and recently appointed Commissioner
Doug Copeland, along with political newcomers Carol
Carter and Michael Jaworski.
According to the SOE website, candidate filing
reports due Sept. 27 show Copeland and Jaworski were
granted waivers by the office for listing campaign con-
tributions or spending. The waiver is granted for "undue
burden," according to Sharon Steif of the elections
Supervisor Mike Bennett said last week that in the
case of Anna Maria, the undue-burden waiver can be
granted, or the candidate can provide a petition of sig-
natures in place of the filing fee.
Woodland listed a $700 contribution from himself
for his campaign, with $48.32 spent on the filing fee.
Carter gave her campaign $600. She had spent
$48.32 on the filing fee and $399.68 on political signs
for her campaign.
Anna Maria commissioners are elected for a two-
year term and paid $400 per month.
The next filing date for campaign expenditures by
candidates is Oct. 12, with those results and cumulative
totals available about 4-5 days after filing, the elections
office said.
Absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 election are avail-
able from the Manatee County Supervisors of Elec-
tions Office, 601 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton, until 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30.

it's not enforced.
Gatehouse said he would like to see that law enforced
and he has the support of the Bridge Street Merchants.
Police Chief Sam Speciale presented a folder with
information dating back to 2002, saying he understands
that parking and traffic are hot topics across the island,
but the reality is that the subject comes up about every
five years.
L\ .i) time we have a new commission, every-
body says they want the three-hour rule enforced," said
Special. "We go through and chalk the tires and begin
enforcement and the first person I write a ticket for is
one of the business owners and they want a break."
Special said, before too long, more business owners
are ticketed and he hears from a commissioner giving him
direction "to take it easy on the business owners. Well,
we don't do selective enforcement. It's either we do or
we don't and I guarantee you that if we start enforcing
it, the first person we ticket will end up being a business
Special said he supports the measures the city is
pursuing, including fee-based parking, but "I hope that
in five years, someone isn't standing in front of a group
of commissioners with a folder saying 'We tried to do
this five years ago.'"
Jake Spooner, a Bridge Street Merchants member and
owner of the Fishing Hole, agreed that business owners
are the bi(x.'I violators of the three-hour rule.
"I don't understand that," said Spooner, who agrees
with the three-hour rule. "They are only hurting their own
businesses by taking up parking spaces."
Also an issue on Bridge Street are trucks unloading
merchandise and supplies. There are times when trucks
are on both sides of the road blocking traffic while the
drivers unload.
Gatehouse suggested making one side of Bridge
Street a loading area to ensure that at least one lane is
open at all times.
Special said that would be easy to accomplish and
he could act on that immediately.
Former Commissioner Janie Robertson, who faces
Gatehouse on the Nov. 5 ballot, supports the parking pro-
posal, but said she has concerns with part of the plan.
Gatehouse originally suggested that Bridge Street
business owners could be sold "business" permits to park
outside of their businesses.
"Bridge Street belongs to the public," said Robert-
son. "That's like leasing public property and I think you
will run into trouble."
Gatehouse said every part of the plan is negotiable,
which is why input during workshop meetings was

Campaign calendar
The Islander newspaper seeks to inform and entertain
the electorate with another Popcorn and Politics forum
featuring music, island candidates for office and other
political personalities.
The event will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.
25, at the office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call The Islander at 941-778-
Holmes Beach commission candidate Melissa Wil-
liams announced a meet-and-greet at Island Coffee Haus,
5350 Gulf Drive. The event includes refreshments and
lite bites, and a chance for "face time" for voters to show
their concerns 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
Send campaign news to
Also on the calendar:
The deadline to request an absentee ballot from
the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office is
Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, when polls will
be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Send campaign announcements to news@islander.


Anna Maria City
Oct. 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 14, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m., city commission.
Oct. 17, noon, pier team. CANCELED
Oct. 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 7, 1 p.m., pier team.
Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 21, noon, pier team.
Nov. 21, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-

Holmes Beach
Oct. 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Nov. 6, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Nov. 19, 11 a.m., city center committee.
Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-

Manatee County
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. CANCELED
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. 25, 5:30 p.m., Popcorn and Politics candi-
date forum, The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
Oct. 28,9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, TBD.
Nov. 5, general election.
Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving. Government offices gener-
ally will be closed Nov. 28-29.
Send notices to and news@

THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 16, 2013 U 5

WMFR inspector rules Rod & Reel Pier fire accidental

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Radiant heat from the deep fryers at the Rod &
Reel Pier restaurant that built up in the wall over a long
period of time, caused the Sept. 30 fire that has closed
the 66-year-old structure.
West Manatee Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pol-
lock said the investigation into the fire at the pier,, 875 N.
Shore Drive, Anna Maria, revealed the cause. The build-
up of radiant heat over time eventually caused spontane-
ous combustion between the walls of the kitchen.
There was no evidence of negligence or malicious
intent in connection with the fire, Pollock said.
Pollock said the origin of the fire was on the south
side of the structure on the second floor inside the wall
behind the fryers. Over a long period of time in a con-
fined space, the radiant heat from the fryers led to the
slow oxidation of a combustible material. At that point,
spontaneous combustion inside the walls took place, he
"The fire's unique circumstances did not release
enough heat to activate the pier's fire alarm or activation
system," Pollock said in a news release.
Finding the cause of the problem, however, won't
speed up the process to rebuild and reopen the long-
standing pier, originally opened in 1947.

Pier manager Dave Cochran said insurance adjust- Anna Maria building official Bob Welch said repair
ers have begun the task of assessing damage and getting costs would have to conform to the 2010 building codes
estimates for repair, adopted by the city.

Dave Cochran, manager of the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. l_'. .. Drive, Anna Maria, and West Manatee Fire
Rescue Inspector Scott Miller discuss the Sept. 30fire that closed the establishment for an indefinite period.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

1st reading of new turtle-friendly ordinance passes muster

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners Oct. 8 unani-
mously approved a first reading of an ordinance that
will require removing equipment daily from public
beaches and an amendment to update the city's sea
turtle lighting ordinance.
City attorney Patty Petruff said there were a few
things to work out, but the ordinance will be complete
by the time commissioners take it up for a final vote.
"What happened was the University of Florida
group that did the study on our ordinance was working
with the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-

tion, but DEP didn't work closely with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission," said Petruff.
"So the FWC changes aren't done."
Petruff said the agencies should come to a consensus
by the end of October, but if not, the public hearing to
amend the ordinance could be continued.
"I don't want to draft a model ordinance that isn't a
model ordinance," she said.
The UF group scored Holmes Beach's original ordi-
nance at a 29 out of a possible 100. In comparison, Sara-
sota County scored in the 80s. The study was done on all
ordinances in Florida coastal cities and the conservancy
group in charge of the study drafted the model ordinance

to help municipalities make updates.
Petruff took that model and adapted it to meet
the needs of Holmes Beach, while working with Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring
executive director Suzi Fox.
As a result, the city will no longer allow beach
equipment to remain over night at any time of the
Already it is illegal to leave chairs, canopies
and other gear on the beach during sea turtle nesting
season, which runs from May 1-Oct.31. Commission-
ers believe by making it a requirement year-round, it
will stem violations during nesting season.

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Running amok
Just looking up the word "amok" can lead to frenzied
confusion. Amok? Amuck?
Merriam-Webster says: A murderous frenzy that has
traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in
Malaysian culture."
Another dictionary describes run amok (or amuck) as
to go awry; to go bad; to turn bad; to go into a frenzy.
Or there's the entry that states: to act in a wild or dan-
gerous manner. Example: There were 50 little kids running
amok at the snack bar.
That's more like it. But skip the kids. We're focused
on elected officials.
Maybe it's in the water, but more likely it's election
season. Some folks are talking to hear their own voices.
Well, you know the old saying about political types,
you can tell a (fill in your party choice) is lying. His or her
lips are moving.
Some Holmes Beach officials now appear to be wanton
with the Sunshine Laws did they miss that class? and
we're not surprised. It seems this administration is prone to
do things "my way," often without asking commissioners.
But it's the commission's job to legislate and the
mayor, according to the charter, sees those actions are
carried out.
So passing notes at the dais, showing a jotted "jab"
to fellow commissioners or the mayor seems OK to them.
They don't see the harm, claiming it's "perfectly legal."
But it's not. While attending a public meeting, citizens
have a right to know what's being said on that pad of paper,
the same as if it's spoken. Childish blabber and personal
notes have no place at the dais.
Tongue-in-cheek apologies and snarky barbs also have
no place in city government or the newspaper.
As for Commissioner Judy Titsworth, she should
recall asking this publisher for advice last year about run-
ning for office. She was whole-heartedly encouraged to
engage the process and commit to public service.
Further, she should know that I would stand by my
word and support her as promised, which is not to say I
find criticism or mistakes are made from time to time.
So whenAnna Maria Commissioner GeneAubry says
"Anna Maria isn't nice to visitors," he should broaden his
There are plenty of misguided actions to go around.
However, we don't feel a commissioner discreetly look-
ing into allegations of impropriety through the city attorney
is running amok. We find it distasteful that it was met with
snide comments at the dais and a political attack.
For the record, Judy is thoroughly mistaken about my
motivation, morals and ethics.
I hold public officials to the same high standards.
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I owe an ap>olo>,,'\ to two people who attended
Tuesday night's commission meeting. Bonner Joy was
apparently called to the meeting by someone who had
witnessed a note being passed between a commissioner
and the mayor. (This by the way is perfectly legal.)
Being that I am the commissioner seated next to
the mayor, I could only assume that they were speaking
about me. Joy then made a public records request for
this note.
I honestly did not remember a "passing of a note"
and I stared deep into Bonner's eyes and repeated my
statement: "There is no note." I was so assured in my
response that I reveled in being right due to Joy's never-
ending quest of making elected officials that she didn't
support look bad.
After the meeting, I was explaining this to my hus-
band when the mayor called. He said he'd gone through
his papers and reminded me of a note that he had written
on his pad.
I was dumbfounded. I couldn't believe I had forgot-
ten about it and, on top of that, I now owe an ap,,h,,.'\
to two individuals who will enjoy nothing more than to
see me squirm.
To the anonymous attendee of the meeting and to
Joy, you have my sincere apltIth1,,'. I forgot. There was
a note, and the note from the mayor read, L\ ,.i) bd)
is being so nice.... What's up with that?"
Obviously he formed his opinion too soon.
Judy Titsworth, Holmes Beach city commissioner

Editor's note: The passing of notes at meetings, as
stated here, is not "perfectly legal." It also may not be
illegal, considering the content may be personal. How-
ever, at an open meeting, subject to open records laws,
the passing of notes can amount to the same as whisper-
ing, and the citizens attending that meeting have a right
to know what is being said. Transparency in government
is the purpose of opening meeting laws. Neither the
mayor nor any of the commissioners admitted to note

passing at the meeting, where a public records request
for the note was made. Bonner Joy
Many thanks
We would like to thank the community for another
successful Causeway 4 the Cause event to benefit the
Susan G. Komen organization and Moffitt Cancer
The event raised $2,494 for research into a cure for
breast cancer.
We are overwhelmed with gratitude and pride for
the young women of Reinaunce Service Club, who
stepped out in great numbers and raised more than
We have been supported each year by our sponsor:
Beach Bums Island Attitude of Anna Maria.
Our water stations were sponsored by Ellenton
Animal Hospital and School for Constructive Play, as
well as Beach Bums. Thank you.
We could not have done it without our volunteers:
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of Rich Padilla, Jason Fellows, Zach Linebaugh and the
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Oct. 4, 2014. Thank you all.
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Take the job or run
A few months back I was asked to participate in
an advisory board for the city of Holmes Beach. I have
stumbled badly.
It seems that with all the demands on my time, I am
finding it hard to put the time into the minimal demands
of attending these meetings.
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more appreciative of those who serve and attempt to
maintain this community as a good place to live.
Unfortunately, we live in a time when civility and
accommodation are in short supply. We only need to
see our bigger national scene to recognize the dysfunc-
As a neighbor of an elected official, I am amazed
at the time spent attending city functions. Off early
in the morning, home late at night, the job has many
The pay is minimal, as is the case for many elected
In return for high effort, I am amazed to see and
hear acrimony from those in opposition. This is not
to say that dissent is wrong, but we should remain
mindful that people run for office with some mandate
that the majority supports.
Are they always right in their decisions? Hardly.
However, we reward baseball players, wrong two
thirds of the time at bat, with multi-million dollar
A suggestion: Next election, if you are motivated
to put in the time and can do a better job, run for
office. And if you don't have lots of time to dedicate
to the job and don't have a thick skin to suffer the
abuse, run from the job.
George Myers, Holmes Beach

Solve your own problems
The Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach is
operated and maintained by Manatee County and deci-
sions about parking are made by the county commis-
A few years ago, the county wanted to change
concessionaires at the beach, but Holmes Beach city
commissioners did not want the change and were
very vocal about it. The change occurred because the
county wanted it and Holmes Beach had no say in the

The same is true for parking at the public beach.
Holmes Beach has no say in the matter, it's not the
city's job to manage parking at the county beach.
So why is Holmes Beach wasting money trying
to find parking for the county beach, even going so
far as wanting to buy land to create more parking and
paying the city attorney to write an agreement between
Holmes Beach and area churches for use of their park-
ing lots?
That's not the city's responsibility.
The job of our city commission is to address the
concerns of Holmes Beach residents about too many
cars parking on Holmes Beach streets. If the city
decides to limit street parking and overflow parking
for the Manatee Public Beach is reduced, the county
has millions of dollars in bed tax collections to correct
the problem.
Just as they did when more parking was needed
for Robinson Preserve, the county can build another
parking lot.
City commissioners needs to do their job and
solve the problems of Holmes Beach residents.
The Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers will take care of parking problems at county
Ellen Stohler, Holmes Beach
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10 years ago
Headlines from Oct. 15, 2003
Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye and cell tower
consultant Ted Kreines squabbled over how the words
"shall" and "may" should be used in a cell tower ordi-
nance. Kreines said "may" was too restrictive and could
force tower owners to sue the city. Dye said "shall" was
directive and required a company to perform something
under the ordinance. The city paid Kreines more than
$60,000 to draft an ordinance and wireless plan.
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee
rejected an offer by the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation to count traffic at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road in
October, calling it a waste of time. Committee member
Fawn Ker requested counts in June and July to obtain
data to request another crosswalk on Gulf Drive, but
the DOT said October was the only month available for
the count. "But there's no traffic here in October," Ker
A site plan submitted to Holmes Beach by Frank
Davis to develop a four-unit condominium at 5622 Gulf
Drive was continued to another date after attorneys for
Davis and the city agreed to an independent review.
City special counsel David Persson said in his opinion,
Davis needed a variance to proceed with the site plan.
Attorneys for Davis rejected that opinion.

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Bradenton Beach pier restaurant negotiations go on break

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The city of Bradenton Beach scheduled a special
commission meeting Oct. 8 to officially accept a new
tenant and authorize lease negotiations to begin.
The vote seemed a formality after the commission
gave a consensus Sept. 17 awarding the bid to Roland
Pena and his investors over Fishermen Joe's, the only
other applicant.
However, someone forgot to invite city attorney
Ricinda Perry to the meeting. Following discussion
during the budget process, it was decided Perry's atten-
dance at city meetings would be by invitation, to keep
attorney fees to a minimum. Her absence proved to be
worthwhile because city officials and tenants expressed
the need for more time to review the proposed lease.
"We just received the lease agreement," said Mayor
John Shaughnessy. "No one has had time to look at it.
Ricinda is not here, but she sent an email saying she
needed to add more people to the background and a credit
check before negotiations could go forward."
Shaughnessy suggested continuing the meeting until
everyone had more time to fulfill the requirements and
review the lease in more detail.
Both sides appeared willing to have a little more time
before negotiations begin.
"I just want to make sure we do it right this time and
do right by you," Shaughnessy told Pena. "I don't want
it to be like last time, when it was like tires in a dump.
You bury them and six years later they pop back up."
Pena took no issue with continuing the matter and
said he also had issues.

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
As promised during a Sept. 26 Holmes Beach work
session, a citizen's initiative to grandfather the tree house
at Angelino's Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., was moved to an
Oct. 8 commission meeting for a possible vote.
As expected, a motion to approve the ordinance -
drafted by Sarasota attorney David Levin representing
the owners, Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen died.
Tran and Hazen successfully forced the vote by gath-
ering 10 percent of Holmes Beach voter's signatures on a
petition, but it was just one step in the process that taken
multiple directions.
The next step a referendum would allot voters
to weigh in on the fate of the tree house, but the city filed
a for a declaratory judgment in the 12th Judicial Circuit
Court that would kill the special election. The action filed
by city attorney Patricia Petruff seeks a legal opinion as
to whether a development order is a building permit.

"Looking at the lease, I see things in the front sec-
tion saying what we can do and then in the back it says
something else," he said. "Those are things we need to
hash out."
Pena was advised to submit some of his concerns
in writing so commissioners could see them before they
meet again.
In other matters, Pena's chef was recently arrested on
Bridge Street and he's looking for a replacement. He ini-
tially told The Islander that it was suggested he distance

A new statute says a referendum cannot take place for
a development order and Petruff contends that an) ilthing
requiring a building permit is a development order.
In the meantime, Hazen and Tran were found to be
in violation of city codes by the code enforcement board,
which imposed a $100 a day fine beginning Sept. 13 and
continuing until the structure either comes into compli-
ance or is removed.
Since the board found the structure was built seaward
of the state's erosion control line, it cannot be brought
into compliance.
Levin is expected to appeal the code enforcement
findings and seek a stay on the imposed fine until the
outcome of the appeal.
Even if the city loses its development order argu-
ment, Tran and Hazen are successful on their appeals and
the tree house goes to a favorable special election, the
final obstacle remains. The tree house location seaward
of the erosion control line is a state violation.

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himself from the alleged offender, but he told commis-
sioners he would be demoting him.
Pena's restaurant group is made up of family mem-
bers and veterans. Pena said his former chef is a veteran
who deserves another chance.
"We told him that he had to separate himself from
the way he was and that this opportunity was bigger than
him," said Pena. \ wife and I stand behind this. We
are going to be a family-oriented place."
Pena explained the demotion but said, "He's a vet-
eran and we are going to help him."
That was satisfactory to the commission, and Com-
missioner Ric Gatehouse said he was glad Pena under
stood what the consequences of an employee's alleged
behavior can have on the city.
"I'm glad to hear that you understand that as a lease,
you are in a partnership with the city and represent the
face of the city," he said. "We have to keep our best face
Commissioners rescheduled the special meeting for
9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Bradenton Beach City
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HB commissioners exchange barbs, mayor says 'bad politics'

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
An Oct. 8 Holmes Beach commission turned conten-
tious as Commissioner Marvin Grossman first addressed
a complaint from Commissioner David Zaccagnino. The
two commissioners then engaged in a sharp exchange
after the meeting concluded.
Zaccagnino is up for re-election this year, while
Grossman is not. But that didn't stop Grossman from
campaigning for challenger Carol Soustek, outing an
B apparent, growing discord between the
F two commissioners.
The discussion was over an inquiry
made by Zaccagnino to city attorney
'. T Patricia Petruff regarding a property
-'S."t"' i in Bradenton that lists Grossman as
Grossman owner with a homestead exemption on
e the Manatee County Property Appraiser
As for the homestead discrepancy,
it would be illegal for one person to
have two properties homesteaded, but
Grossman's residence in Holmes Beach
Zaccagnino is homesteaded in his wife's name.
Marvin and Jane Grossman each
own numerous properties, and Marvin Grossman pur-
chased the subject property in May 2013. As a clerk at
the PAO explained by phone earlier in the week to The
Islander, the previous owner's homestead status remains
with that property owner until the end of 2013.
A memo from city staff member Mary Buonagura,
who assisted in the investigation of Zaccagnino's claim
by collecting documents from the appraiser's office, con-
cludes the exemption will expire at the end of the year.
"It has not done so yet since all the conveyances
took place in the calendar year 2013," she wrote. "There-
fore, I conclude that this property is not the homestead
of Marvin Grossman."
Buonagura said the Grossman's property on 84th
Street in Holmes Beach was quitclaimed in 2003 and
conveyed to the Jane A. Grossman Trust.

"There is a homestead on this property," said Buo-
Grossman claimed Zaccagnino could have cleared
up the matter of his Bradenton property without using
city resources.
Grossman said he could have let the property inquiry
go, but an attack on his family was out of line.
Reading from a prepared statement during the meet-
ing, Grossman said there wasn't much he could do about
"gossip peddling." He said he hopes "everyone who has
worked hard for their property and has a trust on this
island doesn't have to fear that Commissioner Zaccag-
nino will try to turn protecting your family into a dirty
Grossman said everyone should be concerned that
"unfounded insinuations and rumor mongering like this
will discourage good people from running for office and
doing public service."
Commissioner Judy Titsworth also read a statement,
saying the first thing she was taught after taking office
is "treating each other with respect and not to use our
position to make each other look bad."
Titsworth said commissioners should be working
together and she was embarrassed by Zaccagnino's
Mayor Carmel Monti concluded a series of emails
on the matter with the subject heading "Bad politics." He
wrote: "The motive to discredit Marvin was obvious."
At the conclusion of the meeting discussion, Gross-
man had been cleared, but Monti said costs were incurred
by several city staff to investigate Zaccagnino's claim.
He estimated a full day's labor by several staff members
amounted to "a fair amount of money. To say the least,
this is very unprofessional behavior."
Zaccagnino said he was following up on rumors and
thanked city staff for their diligence in clearing up the
"This allegation has been going around the city for
the last week," Zaccagnino said in an email. "Because
Marvin is a real estate developer, it is hard for the lay
person to understand all the nuances regarding his wife's

real estate trust and those taxes paid by that trust."
Zaccagnino said that as an elected official, it was
his duty to respond to any rumor about possible illegal
"That was the right thing to do and I stand by that,"
he said.
"It would be extremely unprofessional to not report
this and not get to the bottom of it. I have heard of unqual-
ified officials having their past votes rescinded. If you
think that 'bad politics' is protecting the integrity and
liability of our citizenry, I am sorry we disagree."

Mayor dismisses petition

against renourishment
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti said an anony-
mous petition he recently received by email calling for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to halt beach renour-
ishment on Anna Maria Island is "rubbish" full of
factual errors and misconceptions.
The petitioner alleges the city is discriminating
against young working families with children because
it "singled out a strip of land within walking distance of
the Gulf beaches and property owners cannot rent their
property for less than 30 days."
Most working families with children, the writer said,
"cannot afford a month's rent and a 30-day vacation."
The writer said, "Public-funded beach renourishment
should not be awarded to governments that intentionally
discriminate against a class of citizens, denying them
access to the beaches."
The writer asked people to print and sign the blank
petition and mail it to an address provided for the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers.
Monti said he believes the ordinance the petition
referred to was adopted in 2007, perhaps even earlier.
This is the first complaint he's heard about discrimination
by rental minimums in the city.
"If it's unsigned, that tells you how much I think of
it," Monti said.




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at 9:30 a.m. at Bogey's Sports Pub, 7230 52nd Place E.,
Stops include Woody's River Roo, Peggy's Corral,
Grizzly's Den, Mexicali Border Cafe, Drift-In in Braden-
ton Beach, Ace's Lounge and Bearded Clam.
For more information, email Ackerman at laauto@

Library hosts
landscaping expert
Ann Hall will talk about the tropical lifestyle and
tropical landscapes during a lecture Wednesday, Oct.
23, at the Island Library.
Hall's talk will begin at about 2 p.m. in the com-
munity room at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. She's titled the lecture "Tropical Lifestyle: Land-
scaping and Gardening."
A news release stated, Hall, the owner of Ann Hall
Design, "is a nearly native longtime Manatee County
resident designer" who specializes in garden design
with a focus on Florida-friendly landscapes using natives
and non-invasive tropical plants."
The release continued, "She is very much in favor
of edible gardening and likes to help people design yards
that will work for their lives and lifestyles. Her style is a
reflection of each of her clients and their likes and inter-
ests. So every space is custom planned for the person who
will be enjoying the ever-evolving home and garden."
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
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.
The event is sponsored by the local Sierra Club and
the Manatee Fish and Game Association.
For more information or to make a reservation to
attend, call 941-792-8314 by Oct. 25.

Moose hosts Halloween party
The Anna Maria Women of the Moose Chapter 1601
will welcome children to the Bradenton Beach lodge for
a Halloween party.
The annual event will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, Oct. 26, at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S.
Children ages 2-10 can participate.
Reservations are required. For more information, call

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Gallery hosts outdoor market
Island Gallery West will go outdoors in October, with
its second annual open air market.
The market at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, with
customers having an opportunity to meet artists and shop
for "amazing art at amazing prices."
For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-

Rotary meeting on Oct. 22
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club will meet at
noon Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111
Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
The upcoming program will feature David Slatkin
and Gail Straight talking about the animal rescue work
of Wildlife Inc.
For more information, call Dantia Gould at 941-778-

A Little Help, the winner oJ Theatre Odyssey's 2013
Ten-Minute Play Festival. Islander Courtesy Photo

Outpost hosting performance
Anna Maria's Olive Oil Outpost will present "A Little
Help," the winner of Theatre Odyssey's 2013 Ten-Minute
Play Festival, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
"Theatre Odyssey is excited to stage another perfor-
mance of its award-winning 10-minute play," said Dan
Higgs, president of the theater. "Does it get any better
than a very funny play with a great cast followed by
excellent wine and heavy appetizers?"
Outpost owner Kelly Kary, in a news release, added,
"In the tradition of old world taste for nuovo cuisine, I'm
paring our new wine selection with some heavy appetiz-
ers and want everyone to also enjoy Theatre Odyssey's
Ten-Minute Play Festival winner."
The store is at 401 Pine Ave.
Admission is $12 and reservations are required.
For more, call 941-896-3132.



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Bayfest to bring thousands to Pine Ave.

Bayfest, the annual extravaganza of tunes and treats,
is set for Oct. 18-19 on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
The 13th annual Bayfest, again presented by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, is the island's
signature preseason kickoff celebration with live music,
food, arts and crafts and games.
The event will kickoff at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at
the corner of North Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria.
A full day of activities will take place Saturday, Oct.
19, on Pine Avenue. Hours will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Mike Sales will serve as the MC on Oct. 18. The
music lineup includes Dean Johansen at 5:15 p.m., Steve
Arvey at 6:15 p.m. and Koko Ray at 8 p.m.
Chris Grumley will serve as the MC on Oct. 19 and
the lineup includes Gulf Drive at 10:15 a.m., Can't Turn
Left at 11:15 a.m., Renegade at 12:30 p.m., Mike Sales
and the Restless Natives at 3 p.m., Scott's Garage at 5:30
p.m. and Shotgun Justice at 8 p.m.
Food vendors booked for Bayfest include: the Water-
front Restaurant, serving fish tacos and ceviche; Village

Downtown Bradenton
hosts market, concerts
Realize Bradenton ushered in the bounty of fall with
the resumption of the Downtown Bradenton Farmers'
Market earlier this month.
The market is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday through May
31 on Main Street and features vendors selling art, crafts,
food and produce.
Other downtown events on the 2013-14 calendar
6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, Music in the Park with
the Lauren Mitchell Band at Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue
4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, Pickin' Picnic featuring a
picnic and new bands at Riverwalk.
6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, Taste on Main, featur-
ing dining under the stars.
6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, Music in the Park with the
Passerine Band at Riverwalk.
6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, Music in the Park with Kettle
of Fish at Riverwalk.
6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, Music in the Park with the
Applebutter Express Band at Riverwalk.
For more information, contact Realize Bradenton at
941- 932-9440.

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its event announcements with The Islander? Send
events to and news@ islander.
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phone number for the contact.

Idiot Pizza, serving cheese and pepperoni slices; Quality
Foods International, serving gyros, Greek salads, crab
cakes and other items; the Sandbar Restaurant, serving
Cajun oysters and lobster rolls; Tyler's Ice Cream, serving
ice cream; Tradewinds Concessions, serving lemonade;
T&L BarBQ, serving ribs, chicken, mac and cheese and
collard greens; Corky's Hot Dogs, serving dogs, sausages
and funnel cakes; Island Gourmet Grill, serving oysters
on the half shell; and the Feast, serving coconut shrimp
and wings.
A classic car show will take place on Pine Avenue
and a children's festival is planned.
Also this fall, the chamber will present the Anna
Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra in the first
Symphony on the Sand at Coquina Beach in Bradenton
The concert will take place 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 9, and feature a "small plates" menu, as well as beer
and wine.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-778-
Tiff's Initiative seeks
volunteers for Bayfest
Tiff's Initiative is conducting a fall registration drive,
encouraging Floridians to add an emergency contact to
their profile in the state motor vehicle database.
The campaign, launched by local activist and Rod
& Reel Pier staffer Christine Olson after the death of her
daughter in 2005, will set up a table at Bayfest Saturday,
Oct. 19, on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Olson is seeking volunteers to help in the booth.
For more information, email her at christine @help- or call 941-795-1869.

Library celebrates National
Novel Writing Month
Been thinking about cozying up to the desk to
write the next Great American Novel or the bestselling
beach read but just not finding the structure and time to
November may be that time.
November is National Novel Writing Month and the
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will
host a program to encourage procrastinating writers to
plow into his/her first draft.
The library will host "Goal Setting for Writers" at
2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, the day participants commit to
writing 50,000 words about 175 pages by 11:59:59
p.m. Nov. 30.
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Wednesday, Oct. 16
Noon --Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
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.

Thursday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. Book Club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
10 a.m. Guardian Ad Litem program, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
2 p.m. Knitting Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:59 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. Senior Adventures group meeting, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
10 a.m., SHINE talk on Medicare enrollment, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
5-10 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest
with live music, food, arts and crafts, Pine Avenue and Bay Boule-
vard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.
5:30-8 p.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Octoberfest dinner,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-
6:58 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, Oct. 19
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.-5 p.m. Island Gallery West outdoor market, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.
10a.m.-10 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
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The Village of the Arts community in Bradenton
will again host a season of art walks and other events.
The lineup includes:
Nov. 1-2, ArtWalk and the eighth annual Dia de
los Muertos or Festival of the Skeletons, the commu-
nity's largest event.
Dec. 6-7, ArtWalk, with the theme of "An Olde
Fashioned Village Christmas."
Feb. 7-8, 2014, ArtWalk, with a sweethearts
theme for Valentine's Day.
March 7-8, 2014, ArtWalk and the third annual

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6:57 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, Oct. 20
6:56 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, Oct. 21
6:55 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, Oct. 22
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Bridge
Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-
6:54 p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
2 p.m. -Tropical landscapes talk, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:53 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, Oct. 18
6 p.m. Music in the Park with the Lauren Mitchell Band on
the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-
6:30 p.m. Mote Marine Aquarium Night of Fish, Fun and
Fright trick-or-treat event, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Fee applies. 941-388-4441.

Saturday, Oct. 19
9:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Shiprek Poker Run,
Bogey's Sports Pub, 7230 52nd Place E., Bradenton. Fee applies.
4 p.m., Pickin' Picnic featuring a picnic and new bands on the
Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-
6 p.m. Concert in the Park with high school and middle
school orchestras, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.

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April 4-5, 2014, ArtWalk and the seventh annual
Village Garden Tours.
May 2-3, ArtWalk and the Cinco de Mayo Village
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The Village of the Arts is located in the general
area around 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West in
For more information about the events or the vil-
lage, email Zoe Von Averkamp at chromazoe@gmail.

Fee applies. Information: 941-714-7300, ext. 2186.

Monday, Oct. 21
Noon Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees
Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. Fee applies. Infor-
mation: 941-779-0564.

Coming up
Oct. 25, The Islander's Popcorn and Politics candidate forum,
Holmes Beach.
Oct. 26, Bridge Street Merchants Rock Octoberfest, Bridge
Street, Bradenton Beach.
Oct. 26-27, Cortez Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street West
bayfront, Cortez.
Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast, Coquina
Beach, Bradenton Beach.
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. 3, fall back one hour when daylight saving time ends.
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. 24, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

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Through Oct. 20, The Island Players present "An Act of the
Imagination," 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-6878.
Oct. 24-Nov. 10, "Young Frankenstein," Manatee Players,
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
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.
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-
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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.
*Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
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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Episcopal church plans
season of events
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation has an
active women's group that's at work planning the highly
anticipated Holly Berry Bazaar, set to take place this year
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Other activities at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, include:
5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, stewardship dinner
featuring islander Bob Carter as the speaker.
10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, church women meet-
ing, with Jeanne Akers talking about growing up where
President Martin Van Buren had lived.
5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, the church's 61st anni-
versary dinner and a wine-tasting.
10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, the church women
luncheon and Christmas party.
5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, Christmas potluck
and auction.
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, church women's
dinner for women and significant others.
After service, Sunday, Jan. 26, annual church meet-
ing and brunch.
Noon, Thursday, Feb. 6, "Caring Divas" luncheon
to benefit Our Little Roses.
10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, church women
10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 3, church women meet-
10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 1, church women meet-
For more information about events at the church, call
the office at 941-778-1638.

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Shoeless Shindig set
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar will present the Shoe-
less Shindig 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise
money for the Manatee Education Foundation, the PACE
Center for Girls and the USF College of Hospitality and
Tihn,1,,.'v scholarship program.
Organizers are inviting people to kick off their shoes
and enjoy food and wine pairings, a bourbon-tasting, craft
beers, cigar rolling, live music, games and raffles.
Tickets are selling for $100.
The shindig will take place at 102 48th St., Holmes
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the
restaurant at 941-761-7797 or email elise@oysterbar.

Sandblast returns to AMI
Keep Manatee Beautiful and Team Sandtastic will
bring Sandblast back to Anna Maria Island after skipping
last year.
The event will take place at Coquina Beach earlier
than in the past Oct. 30-Nov. 2 and in conjunction
with the Anna Maria Island Privateers' Pirate Invasion
At 5 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Team Sandtastic will
conduct a series of workshops on sandsculpting at
The competition will take place Saturday, Nov. 2,
with 15-member teams competing in school or open
divisions. The contest will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1
p.m., when the sculptures will be judged, with awards
for best free form, holiday or wildlife work. KMB also
will observe America Recycles Day during Sandblast.
Ahead on the KMB calendar: the Christmas Costume
Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Renaissance on 9th,
1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
The holiday social serves as a benefit for KMB and
will feature dining and dancing, a silent auction and
prizes for the most creative costumes.
Other KMB events this season include:
Friday, Jan. 17, Florida Arbor Day countywide.
Noon-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, Make
Every Day Earth Day, details to be released.
9a.m., Saturday, April 12, Great American Cleanup
Countywide, countywide.
Friday, April 25, National Arbor Day, county-
Friday, May 2, KMB Golf Tournament, Tara Golf
& Country Club.
For more information, call KMB at 941-795-8272 or
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Island Players put audience 'Imagination' to work

By Nicole Quigley
Guest Theater Writer
The Island Players launched its 65th
season Oct. 10 with the debut of "An Act of the Imagina-
tion," a mystery written by Bernard Slade and directed
by Gareth Gibbs.
The production offers a pleasing, highly skilled cast
that will leave theatergoers with great expectations for
what is in store from the theater this year among four
more productions on the season bill.
Set in London a natural for native Welshman
Gibbs the play opens when a crime novelist shares
his new manuscript with his wife, who is left to wonder
just how her husband developed such a vivid, romantic
After a bit of a gentle warmup in the first act, the plot
soon unfolds -murder strikes and the production is
brought to a sizzle that inspires more than one gasp from
the audience.
The star of this seven-member cast is undoubtedly
Heiko Knipfelberg, who plays lead protagonist Arthur
Putman, the likable, absent-minded author. Knipfelberg's
dynamic personality adds depths to scenes that reveal a
bit of the inherent struggles to any writer's life.
He's a natural talent whose connection with the audi-
ence reaches across to the back row, just as it surely must
have done when he appeared in off-Broadway produc-
tions and in last season's Island Players staging of "37
Knipfelberg's humble, yet commanding presence is
impossible to resist, most spectacularly when he deliv-
ers a monologue on the things of love that is at once
so bumpy, intense and sweet, that theatergoers would
be well advised to paint their own romances with his
Sylvia Marnie, a native of the United Kingdom and
a favorite on the Players' stage, plays the "good" Brit-
ish wife to Knipfelberg exactly as the author must have
intended attractive and proud with dynamic thoughts
lying just beneath her diminutive features.
Another local favorite, John Durkin, plays son Simon
Putman, who the audience will love to hate, while the

Sylvia Marnie is a featured actor with Heiko Knipfel-
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"An Act of the Imagination," now running at the the-
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stately Steve Horowitz portrays the police sergeant with
cool believability.
Chrissy Abdala makes her debut on the Island Play-
ers stage as bombshell Brenda Simmons. Go ahead, try
to resist smiling as she invites the audience to embrace
a character that can best be described as an unapologetic
"hot mess."
Mary Jo Johnson floats beautifully across the stage
as Holly Adams, the dutiful assistant editor, while the
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chael's short performance makes an impression, and the
audience can only hope to see more of her in upcoming
It is worth noting that set designer Jan Van Wart, light
designer Brad Pattison and the set construction crew led
by Jack Abene paid close care to details, such as the view
through doors and touches like crown molding in the set.
These are the elements that warm up a stage and transport
the audience to the well-to-do Hampstead neighborhood
of London.
"An Act of the Imagination" delivers a fine night out
and a reminder of the unique talent the local playhouse is
able to draw. If this play is any indication of what may be
in store for coming productions, buy your tickets now.
The show runs through Oct. 20 at the theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets are $20 each and may
be purchased at the box office \ f oidi\ l iidni'ugli Saturday
and one-hour before curtain. Call 941-778-5755 or go
online to \N \% % dit. i-'laiidplia it 1ig
Nicole Quigley is a published fiction writer residing
on Anna Maria Island.

Players seek islanders
to act out
The Island Players will hold auditions for 2013-
14 productions at the community theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
Scripts are often available for perusal at the Island
Public Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Generally, actors need not prepare a reading for
auditions. The director will have actors read scenes
from the play and hold callbacks if needed.
The audition schedule includes:
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, for "Delval Divas,"
with director Phyllis Elfenbein.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, for "Mama
Won't Fly" with director Kelly Wynn Woodland.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, for "And The
Winner Is" with director James Thaggard.
For more information, call the theater at 941-778-
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Privateers plan AMI invasion: masquerade ball, 3 days of beach activities

Batten down the hatches. The Anna Maria Island
Privateers are planning to invade the island Nov. 1-3.
The Grand Pirate Invasion, with much of the activity
taking place at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, will
coincide with the Sandblast sand-sculpting competition
organized by and benefiting Keep Manatee Beautiful,
according to a news release.
Invasion 2013 will take place much of Friday, Nov.
1, including a masquerade ball set for 7 p.m. There also
are activities planned to take place that day on the beach,
as well as 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; and 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3.
Organizers estimate as many as 10,000 people will
attend the festival, which will include retail, arts and
crafts vendors; food and beverage sales; re-enactments; a
parade of pirate ships; demonstrations; children's games;
a costume contest; the formal pirate ball; and an island-

wide pub crawl.
The Privateers, who raise money for youth and
family programs, including college scholarships, also

Manatee Players celebrate the musical

Individual tickets for Manatee Players' productions
in 2013-14 are on sale.
Tickets for the Stone Hall theater shows range $26-
$36. The schedule includes "Young Frankenstein," Oct.
24-Nov. 10; "Peter Pan," Dec. 5-22; "The Mystery of
Edwin Drood," Jan. 9-26, 2014; "Shrek: The Musical,"
Feb. 13-March 2, 2014; "Man of La Mancha," March
20-April 6, 2014; My One and Only," May 1-18,

Tickets for The Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater
shows are $26. The schedule includes "Our Town," Oct.
31-Nov. 17; "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Dec.
5-22; "Stepping Out," Jan. 16-Feb. 2, 2014; "Beehive,"
Feb. 27-March 16, 2014; "Greater Tuna," April 10-27,
The theater is at 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Tickets can be reserved by calling the ticket office at
941-748-5875 or go online to

'Greetings from Florida' film series at museum
The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bra- bers.
denton, will screen Florida-related flicks on Fridays in The museum also hosts:
November and December. "Think+drink" science programs on
The schedule, with shows beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Nov. 8, "Caddyshack."
Nov. 15, "Clambake."
Nov. 22, "The Bellboy."
Dec. 6, "Ace Ventura."
Dec. 13, "The Birdcage."
Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for mem-

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A star talk on most fourth Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Family nights on most first Saturdays 4-8 p.m.
Also, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the museum will
host a special star talk "Star of Bethlehem" at
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
For more information about the museum home
to Snooty the Manatee call 941-746-4131.

plan a capture of Bridge Street Saturday, Nov. 2.
"We will have live music, food, beer, strolling enter-
tainers, a pirate'y kids area, arts and crafts, bangles and
baubles, the Bridge Street capture, an islandwide treasure
hunt, a pirate masquerade ball and you had better keep
a keen eye out for invading pirate ships," said Privateer
Tim "Hammer" Thompson. "Aye mate, it'll be a veritable
piratical paradise. And the best part, Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful's Sandblast is joining us this year and having their
event at the same time. What's a better fit than sandcastles
and pirates on the beach?"
People interested in selling food, arts and crafts can
contact Thompson at 941-780-1668 or go online to www.
Business representatives interested in sponsorship
opportunities also can contact Thompson.
Also, tickets for the Grand Pirate Masquerade Ball -
featuring live music, "sumptuous and delectable food,"
raffles, a cash bar and "piratical antics"- are on sale at
The ball will take place at the Seafood Shack, 4110
127th St. W., Cortez. Tickets to the ball are $40, and
masquerade or pirate attire is encouraged.

Gloria Dei plans Octoberfest
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church opens the season with
an annual tradition, an Octoberfest German dinner set for
5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
What's on the menu? Bratwurst, sauerkraut, German
potato salad, strudel and other desserts. Wine and, of
course, beer, will be sold.
Volunteers will be asking for a donation from guests
at the dinner at the church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
The church, during the winter months, also will host
a number of activities and group meetings including Bible
study, Habitat for Humanity campaigns, quilting sessions,
fellowship meetings, choir rehearsals, breakfast gather-
ings and church dinners.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-

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holds fall events
The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria
Island continues a series of free discussion groups and
lectures this fall, as well as a paid course.
The Einstein Circle discussion groups will meet on
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through early Decem-
The discussion groups are free to attend, and partici-
pants need not register.
Topics include: 1hwiillil>' ing and secrets, Oct. 23;
cheap fashion, Oct. 30; planning for retirement years,
Nov. 6; food regulation and nutrition standards, Nov. 13;
and lu ii 7', that really speak to us: poems, bumper stick-
ers, short stories, quotations and more," Dec. 4.
The following lectures will take place at 2 p.m., at
the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:
Oct. 16, "Less Stress, More Joy" with mental
health education Judy Sedgeman talking about recover-
ing "peace of mind and contentment, even during chal-
lenging times."
Nov. 20, "Florida's First People" with Scott Chan-
dler talking about the "people here before us."
Lectures also are free to attend, and participants need
not register.
The academy's only fall course, spiritual psychology,
requires registration and a fee of $75. Classes will take
place at 2:30 p.m. Monday beginning Oct. 21 and for
six weeks. A course description said students will discuss
Carl Jung, James Hillman, Eckhart Tolle and Thomas
Moore with Peter Mermin, who has his doctorate in phi-
For information or to register, call 941-359-4296.

Island Dems put
politics in season
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meets the
third Monday of the month through May for lunch and a
program, which often involves a speaker on the political
topic du jour.
The meetings take place at Mannatees Sports Grill,
7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Reservations are not required.
Lunch is $15 for members and $17 for guests.
The program on Monday, Oct. 21, will feature a talk
by Julie Morris, director of conservation for Wildlands
For more information, call club president Harry
Kamberis at 941-779-0564.

The Islander welcomes photographs and notices
of the milestones in readers' lives weddings, anni-
versaries, travels and other events.
Please send notices and photographs with
detailed captions along with complete contact
information to or 5604B
Marina Drive. Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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back in A rApril
The Bra- denton Maraud-
ers, the Class A-Advanced
affiliate of the Pitts- burgh Pirates, will
play their first home game of the season at McK-
echnie Field on Saturday, April 5, against the Charlotte
Stone Crabs.
The season begins at Charlotte Sports Park in Port
Charlotte on Thursday, April 3.
Special events during the season will include Edu-
cation Day on Wednesday, May 21, and Camp Days on
Tuesday, June 24, and Wednesday, July 23, with special
10:30 a.m. start times.
Also, this year, McKechnie Field will be the site of
the 2014 Florida State League All Star Game, which will
be played at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 14.
For more information about the Marauders, go online
to or call 941-747-3031.

After weeks of renovations, the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island has its gallery open and ready for a
season of special events.
The calendar includes monthly Friday night recep-
tions at the gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
for the public to meet featured artists. Most of the
receptions will be 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The calendar includes:
5-8 p.m. Nov. 8, as part of the artsHOP gallery
walk, a reception for the exhibit "It's For the Birds,
Dec. 6, as part the Holmes Beach Holiday Open
House, a reception featuring artist Nancy Lindley
Jan. 10, a reception featuring artist Joan McAr-
Feb. 14, a reception featuring Judith Shepherd-

The bakers will preheat their ovens in January, when
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society resumes its sale
of the popular Settlers' Bread.
The fresh-baked bread the recipe has been handed
down over the years will be available at 10 a.m.
Wednesday from January through March at the museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The historical society members also are making plans
to welcome the Bayfest crowd to the museum, the old
city jail and Bell Haven cottage Oct. 19.
Also on the schedule:
Nov. 9, AMIHS will host a luncheon in the garden
for artsHOR
Nov. 16, AMIHS will contribute trivia questions for
a Jeopardy-style game at community day at CrossPointe
Fellowship in Holmes Beach.
Dec. 13, AMIHS will sponsor the annual Holiday

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March 14, a reception featuring SueLynn
April 11, a reception featuring Margaret
Also, the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will
hold its monthly Monday meetings this season at the
gallery, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a program
at 7 p.m.
The program schedule includes: Nov. 4, a represen-
tative from Wildlife Inc. animal rescue; Jan. 6, Denise
Kowal talking about chalk art and festivals; Feb. 3,
Olivia Chusano talking about botanical art; March 3, a
25th anniversary celebration; April 7, Ralph Garafola,
talking about color theory; May 5, Robin Zimmerman
talking about batik.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-

Treasures celebration in Anna Maria's commercial dis-
trict. AMIHS will host the children's choir from Roser
Memorial Community Church.
March 1,2014, AMIHS presents the Island Heritage
Day Celebration, featuring old-fashioned games, arts and
crafts, workshops and demonstrations, museum tours and
April 23, 2014, AMIHS will host an Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange at
the museum grounds.
May 28, 2014, AMIHIS will hold its annual mem-
bers meeting and present scholarship awards in the his-
torical park.
To be announced at a later date AMIHS docent
meeting and luncheon and members luncheon.
For more information about the historical society,
contact Dusty Crane at 941-779-7688.
In March 2014,
the Anna Maria
Island Histori-
cal Society will
celebrate Island
Heritage Day,
featuring old-
fashioned games,
arts and crafts,
workshops and
museum tours
and refreshments.
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Artists' Guild profiles its 2013-14 season

'Historical' happenings ahead in 2013-14

Arts hosts classes, talks
"Vital Voices" honoring "ageless creativity" will open
Friday, Oct. 18, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts
with a reception at 5:30 p.m.
The exhibit will continue until Dec. 19.
A "Vital Voices" discussion about creativity will take
place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the center, 6860
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, with Tom Esselman of
the Institute for the Ages.
Classes also are on the calendar, including:
"Painting the Florida Landscape" at 11 a.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 13.
"Jewelry Making Using Silver and Brass" at 9 a.m. and
1 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.
'Travel Sketchbooking," 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.
For more information, including fees for classes, call
the center at 941-383-2345 or go online to www.ringling.

Island Players season of
plays already underway
The Island Players opened the 2013-14 season with
"An Act of the Imagination," which continues through
Oct. 20.
Other plays include:
"Over the River and Through the Woods," a comedy
by Joe DiPietro, onstage Dec. 5-15. Mike Lusk will be
the director.
"Delval Divas," a murder-comedy by Barbara Pease
Weber, onstage Jan. 23-Feb. 9. Phyllis Elfenbein will be
the director.
"Mama Won't Fly," a comedy by Jessie Jones, Nich-
olas Hope and Jamie Wooten, onstage March 20-April 6.
Kelly Wynn Woodland will be directing.
"And the Winner Is," a comedy by Mitch Albom,
onstage May 15-25. James Thaggard will be directing.
Also, during ArtsHop weekend, the Island Players
will present "Guilty Conscience," described as a "crafty
thriller," onstage Nov. 8 and Nov. 11.
The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
For more information, call the theater at 941-778-

Cortez museum hosts
lectures, fests, porch series
The Florida Maritime Museum has plans for a lec-
ture series, music series and art shows for the 2013-14
The museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, will host the
Boatyard Bash noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, featuring
food, music and museum tours.
In March, the museum will host "The Art of Valor,"
an exhibit of military veterans art. A reception will take
place 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 8.
The museum also will present a lecture series in part-
nership with Manatee County libraries, including "How
Stephen Mallory Saved the Whales (Commerce Raiders
in the Civil War)" 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Also, Music on the Porch parties will take place on
the museum grounds, noon-4 p.m. Saturday on Dec. 14,
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10.
For details, contact Amara Nash at 941-708-612L1

The Lester Family Fun Day traditionally includes the
arrival Santa Claus by fire truck and time for children
to visit with old St. Nick. Islander File Photo

Market Sundays, festivals
Ein bier, bitte.
The Bridge Street Merchants end a cycle of Saturday
night festivals with Rock Octoberfest, which is set for
5-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.
The event in the market lot, 107 Bridge St., Bra-
denton Beach, will feature live music, food, games, a
pumpkin-carving contest and a costume contest.
Other BSM plans in the 2013-14 season:
5-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, Bridge Street Capture
in conjunction with the Anna Maria Island Privateers
and part of the Privateers' invasion weekend at Coquina

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Center offers
'save the date' events
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, has released highlights on
its 2013-14 calendar. In addition to classes, programs and
league sports, the center offers:
Murder Mystery theater, Saturday, Nov. 2.
4 on 4 Soccer Tournament, Saturday, Nov. 9.
Lester Family Fun Day, Saturday, Dec. 7.
Conquer the Island, Saturday, Dec. 14.
Cornhole Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Neil Diamond Tribute dinner theater, Saturday, Jan.
Island sports awards celebration, Saturday, Jan. 25,
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Tribute dinner the-
ater, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, Saturday, March
Sham Rockin' the Island Festival, Sunday, March
An Island Affaire gala, Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Island Blood Drive, Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8,
For more information, call the center at 941-778-

featured on Bridge Street
10-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, Christ-
mas on Bridge Street, with a market during the day and
visits with Santa, a choir performance and prize drawings
in the evening.
In addition, beginning Nov. 10, the Bridge Street
Market will take place 10-3 p.m. on Sundays through
April 27. The market will feature more than 40 arts, crafts
and food vendors each week.
For more information about the events, call Melissa
Lenders at 215-906-0668.


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AMICCO tunes up for 2013-14
The Anna Mafia Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
is tuning up for the new season of concerts at CrossPointe
Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The lineup includes:
2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, a holiday concert featuring
the Christmas portion of "Messiah" and a performance
by the winner of the young solo artist competition.
2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, Bach and Vivaldi con-
2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, Opera on Anna Maria
Island, featuring an opera concert of Giuseppe Verdi's
"La Traviata."
2 p.m., Sunday, March 23, Mozart and Haydn con-
AMICCO also will hold several benefits in 2013-14,
AnAMICCO benefit by Island Players of "Over the
River and through the Woods" at the theater, 10009, Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Jazz Fest with the Gulf Drive Band and Koko Ray
at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Oldies Beach Dance with the Gulf Drive Band and
Koko Ray at the Sandbar at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6,
Also, AMICCO will perform 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 9, at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Symphony on the Sand concert at Coquina Beach in Bra-
denton Beach.
For more, call Jeanie Pickwick at 941-795-2370.

Senior Adventures plans
fall into place
The Bradenton Beach-based Senior Adventures
group will gather Friday, Oct. 18, at the Annie Silver
Community Center for a speaker, or maybe two speakers,
followed by a lunch outing to a local restaurant.
The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the center, 103 23rd
Ave., Bradenton Beach.
Other plans this fall include:
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26, hosting a book sale
at Annie Silver. The group will be selling books to the
public from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.
Friday, Nov. 1, sharing a potluck lunch at Annie
Silver. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite
dish from their childhood.
Friday, Nov. 8, meeting at Annie Silver to learn
about water conservation and using rain barrels.
Friday, Nov. 15, social gathering at Annie Silver to
play games or painting rain barrels.
Friday, Nov. 22, relaxing at Jiggs Landing. The
group will meet at Annie Silver at about 10 a.m. to walk
on the boardwalk and pier and just relax by the river.
Afterward, participants will have lunch at the Linger
Throughout the season, the group has plans to meet
most weeks, usually on Friday mornings. For excursions,
the group carpools.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call organizer/faciltator Pat
Gentry at 941-962-8835.




Gone to the dogs
Pat Gentry, organizer and facilitator for the Braden-
ton Beach-based Senior Adventures group, meets a
puppy that will go through training to be a service dog.
Gentry organized a carpool to Palmetto Oct. 4 to tour
the Southeastern Guide Dogs headquarters. Partici-
pants made a donation to the program, met puppies,
volunteers, trainers and guide dogs, and learned about
the services provided. The group also enjoyed a packed
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Come for a howling good time Oct. 31!
Everyone's welcome to The Islander-Feast Restaurant critter corral
5-6 p.m. on Halloween. Canines will be judged for scariest, most
original and silliest costumes, as well as pet-owner look-alikes. Con-
testants will gather at THE FEAST, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and judging at 5:30 p.m. Prizes
are courtesy of Perks 4 Pets in Bradenton.
Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce office with a kids' costume contest and then a trick-
or-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters
are welcome to visit the corral and the costumed CRITTERS!

Roser set for season
Roser Memorial Community Church will join in one
of the earliest events of the 2013-14 season when it wel-
comes a crowd to Pine Avenue for Bayfest Oct. 18-19.
The church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, in keeping
with tradition, will host children's activities and music
and open the chapel Oct. 19.
Other plans for the next several months, in addition
to Sunday worship at 10 a.m., include:
6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, the Bethlehem Walk.
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service
in the sanctuary.
10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day ser-
vice in the chapel.
4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, Roser concert series with
the Belle Canto and Jazz Trio.
Noon, Saturday, Feb. 8, reception with the Rev.
Gary Batey.
4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, Roser concert series with
the Sarasota Orchestra Brass Quintet.
10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, the Ash
Wednesday service with the Ladies Ensemble.
7:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, Roser concert series,
April 13-April 20, Easter week services.
For information, call the church at 941-778-0414.

LBK center offers programs
Workshops, field trips, performances and classes
crowd the 2013-14 calendar for the Longboat Key Edu-
cation Center.
The center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, recently published a 52-page pamphlet detailing its
offerings for the fall-winter season that begins this week.
For details, call 941-383-8811 or email info@lbkeduca- Details also can be found online at www.

Garden club seeds season
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet throughout
the season on the third Wednesday of the month, with a
couple exceptions due to scheduling conflicts.
The meetings will take place at noon at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
In April, because of Holy Week activities, the club
will meet on April 23.
In November, because of preparations for Roser's
annual community Thanksgiving dinner, the club will
meet on Nov. 13. That is the day of the club's much-antic-
ipated annual plant sale, which will take place 9-11:30
For more information, call publicist Mary Manion at

Winterfest, presented by the Anna Maria Island Art
League, takes place each December in the city field,
5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander File

Winterfest set for Dec. 14-15
The Anna Maria Island Art League will present its
26th annual Winterfest Dec. 14-15.
The festival a juried art show that benefits the
league's educational programs is 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
both Saturday and Sunday at city field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Winterfest admission and parking are free.
Festivalgoers will find local, regional and national artists
who work in a variety of mediums.
The festival also features live music and local food
AMIAL's calendar also includes participation in Bay-
fest this weekend and artsHOP in November, as well as
a series of exhibits, workshops and classes.
And, ahead in the season:
Jan. 10-15, the annual James Pay Members Exhibit,
an all-media, members-only juried show honoring a
league founder.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 8-9, the 26th annual Spring-
fest Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts at city field.
April 11-May 7, St. Stephens Visual Arts Third
Conservatory Exhibit, a show celebrating created by
students attending the Bradenton school.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-778-

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ArtsHOP happening
The island community toasts the arts Nov. 8-10, with
the arrival of artsHOP.
The three-day celebration on Anna Maria Island fea-
tures gallery receptions, theatrical performances, music
on the beach, outdoor festivals and an art auction.
The activity begins on Friday, Nov. 8, with the gal-
lery walk, with people visiting galleries and shops around
the island for refreshments, socializing and to meet local
artists. The gallery walk is 5-8 p.m.
Also on Nov. 8, the Island Players, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, present a performance of "Guilty
Conscience" at 8 p.m.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
will host a luncheon in the garden. Artists also will be
available to talk about their work, especially the creation
of birdhouses being auctioned during the weekend.
At 4:30 p.m., Nov. 9, the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, in partnership with the Anna Maria Island
Concert Chorus and Orchestra, will present Symphony
on the Sand at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
And that night, 8-10 p.m., Mike Sales hosts Dance in
the Sand at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, the Anna Maria Island
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, will host
the "It's for the birds" children's art program, and at 2
p.m. the Island Players will present another performance
of "Guilty Conscience."
On Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, the annual Anna Maria Island
Butterfly Garden Arts and Crafts Show will take place at
city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The show
will open at 10 a.m. both days and close at 5 p.m. Nov.
9 and 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
For more, go to

Writers sketch out schedule
The Gulf Coast Writers meet monthly at the Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, where mem-
bers usually discuss their work and host a speaker.
The schedule includes:
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, with local reporter
Tom Vaught talking about charter member Jack Fones.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, member Judy Allen talking
about her book "Around the Bend with Lou."
Wednesday, Feb. 5, no speaker scheduled.
Wednesday, March 5, author Nicole Quigley, the-
ater writer for The Islander.
The group's annual luncheon will take place Wednes-
day, April 2. Details will be released at a later date.
For more information, call Sylvia Price at 941-778-
3209 or email

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
"Trail of Treats"
Thursday, October 31st 3:30PM-7:00+PM
Trail of Treats Starts at the AMI Chamber: 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Meet at the AMI Chamber of Commerce at 3:30 for the kiddie costume contest ages 0-12
and get your map of over 50 participating Businesses island wide.
Free Kid Photos at Walgreens photo booth at the AMI Chamber of Commerce located at
5313 Gulf Drive. Photos can be picked up at Walgreens in Holmes Beach. The AMI
Chamber will have a costume contest beginning at 3:30 pm with awards in 8 categories
within 4 age groups. Then children can trick or treat island-wide to participating local
businesses all over Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and City of Anna Maria.
In addition, The Islander Newspaper will host the Crazy, Creepy Crawly Critter Costume
Contest at The Feast Restaurant from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Prizes for pets will be awarded in
the scariest, most original and silliest costumes, as well as dressed to win an
owner-critter look-alike contest.

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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Sept. 30,500 block of South Drive, vehicle burglary.
An unknown person entered the complainant's boat and
stole a fire extinguisher, fishing tackle and tools valued
at $175.
Oct. 6, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, Marchman
Act. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy responded
to a suspicious female, who was reported to be disori-
ented. After making contact with the woman, the deputy
determined the woman met the requirements of a March-
man Act and she was transported to the hospital.
Oct. 4, 300 Gulf Blvd., suspicious incident. A man
was witnessed going through a beachgoer's personal
belongings. Police made contact with the suspect, but
didn't locate any property.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Oct. 10, 100 Gulf Drive, Circle K, petit theft. A
store clerk reported that a man walked to the counter
with two sandwiches and attempted to pay with a credit
card. The card was declined, but the man walked out of
the store without paying. The clerk yelled for him to stop
and reminded him that his card was declined, at which
time the suspect said, "Thank you," and kept walking.
Sept. 7, 1000 block of Bay Drive North, vehicle
burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his
boat and cut two engine hoses, a bilge hose and a coolant
hose. He reported several items stolen. The damages and
stolen items were valued at about $1,000.
Oct. 6, 1300 Gulf Drive, Cortez Beach, trespass
warning. Police were contacted about a man jumping
off the erosion control groin. The man had been warned
previously not to jump from the groin, which is marked
with no trespassing signs. The man was issued a trespass

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initiated a traffic stop on a man not wearing a seatbelt.
When he was asked for his identification, he told police
he never had a driver's license.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Oct. 6,3900 block of Mariners Way, vehicle theft. A
golf cart was stolen from an unsecured garage. Included
in the theft was a variety of tools that had been left in the
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Oct. 8,611 Manatee Ave., CVS Pharmacy, trespass
after warning. A 48-year-old Bradenton Beach man was
arrested for trespassing after a CVS employee recognized
the suspect. Police made contact with the man and veri-
fied an Oct. 2, 2011, trespass warning. He was arrested
and transported to the Manatee County jail.
Oct. 3,200 block of 83rd Street, disturbance. Police
responded to a couple arguing after a witness called to
say the verbal confrontation was escalating. The witness
said no physical contact was made, but the man did stand
in front of the woman, preventing her from leaving. The
couple agreed to sleep in separate rooms for the night.
Oct. 3, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, burglary.
An unknown person gained entry to the residence through
an unlocked rear door and stole three TVs, a home theater
system and a guitar, all valued at $1,850.
Oct. 4, 3100 Gulf Drive, Island Beach Club, tres-
pass warning. Police responded to a suspicious person
and made contact with a man sitting on the steps of the
resort. The man said he was homeless and was hoping
to see a friend, who he thought lived there. The man was
issued a trespass warning.
Oct. 4, 100 block of White Avenue, trespass. Police
were contacted in regards to a person using private prop-
erty to get to the beach. The suspect was not located.
Oct. 4,5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks, battery.
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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 22-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested
Oct. 5 for felony possession of a controlled substance
and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Joseph
Gaston, 2413 Ave. C., Bradenton Beach, was riding his
bicycle in the 8600 block of Cortez Road West, Braden-
ton. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy was pass-
ing by when he noticed Gaston riding without lights.
The deputy initiated contact and asked if Gaston had
identification. As he pulled out his wallet to present his
identification, the deputy observed a plastic bag contain-
ing 3.5 grams of a green, leafy substance that later field-
tested positive for marijuana.
According to the police report, Gaston spontaneously
said, "I thought I left that at home."
While further investigating, the deputy allegedly
found three pills in Gaston's wallet marked with the letter

The deputy determined the pills were morphine sul-
Gaston was arrested and transported to the Manatee
County jail where he was held on $2,000 bond. Accord-
ing to the jail website, he posted bond and was released
the following the day.
Gaston is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 25 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

who had tied his shirt around his arm to stem the bleed-
ing from a large gash. The man said he was assisting his
brother, who was engaged in a physical confrontation.
He did not know who cut him. The doorman told police
the suspect fell on top of a bicycle and cut his arm.
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of flowers
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in old comics
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hear better, say
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Michael J. O'Leary
Michael J. O'Leary, 56, a lifelong resident of Braden-
ton, died Sept. 18, following a battle with throat cancer.
Mr. O'Leary was an integral part of the Cortez fish-
ing and crabbing community for more than 40 years.
A celebration of life will be held at
9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Ss.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2850
S 75th St.W., Bradenton. Immediately
following the service, there will be a
gathering for family and friends at the
Clam Factory, 10104 Cortez RoadW.,
O'Leary Bradenton.
Mr. O'Leary is survived by his son,
Keegan; wife Bridget; brother John, Aunt Dorothy A.
Hall, and many cousins and dear friends.

Fran Olson
Fran Olson, 91, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 3.
Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her husband of
63 years, Russ, a former Wisconsin lieutenant governor
who also served the city of Holmes Beach on the board
of adjustments.
She was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Volo, Ill., to the late
Warren and Hazel White. She spent
her youth in Grayslake, Ill.
She studied at Eureka College and
was a member of the Delta Zeta soror-
ity. The couple raised their family on
a farm in Bassett, Wis., where she
worked for the census bureau and
Olson ran a charm school for Montgomery
Ward department store. She spent
years researching her family history and was proud to
be designated a Daughter of the American Revolution.
Her greatest love was being a mother and wife.
In 1989, the Olsons moved to Holmes Beach and
enjoyed "paradise" with their many friends. She was an
avid golfer and served on the board of the Key Royale
Club, and wrote club newsletter for many years.

Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
Islander newspaper to residents and family of resi-
dents, both past and present, and to those people with
ties to Anna Maria Island.
Content is edited for style and length. Photos are
welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling ad
director Toni Lyon at 941-778-7978.

A service in Wisconsin will be private. Memorial
donations may be made to Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL
34218, or to Tidewell Hospice at
Mrs. Olson is survived by daughters Robyn Kinkopf
of Holmes Beach, Tamien and husband Mike Zeller,
and Megan Supol; nephew John White; grandchildren
Emily, Abe and Alex Kinkopf, Abra Mux, Kyle and wife
Sadie, Brett and Katie Zeller, Grant and Greta Jaskulski,
Anthony Supol II and Corinne and Stacy Grossi; and
great-grandchildren James, Lucy and Lincoln.

John Dee Van Alsburg
John Dee Van Alsburg, 71, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 10. John was born July 22, 1942, in St. Louis to the
late Franklin and Lucy (Livingston) Van Alsburg.
Mr. Van Alsburg resided in Holland, Mich., for many
years before moving in 1989 to Muscatine, Iowa, where
he lived for 12 years before moving to Holmes Beach in
He served in the U.S, Air Force during the Vietnam
War. He worked for more than 20 years at the Grain Pro-
cessing Company in Muscatine, now known as Muscatine
Private family services are planned at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences for
the family may be made online at www.shannonfuner- Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home
Westview Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Van Alsburg is survived by his wife of 45 years
Jan (Leggett); sons John and wife Jenn of Ann Arbor,
Mich., and Mike and wife Shannon of St. Petersburg,
Fla.; sister Jan Rutgers and her husband, Lynn Boland,
of Holland, Mich., and three grandchildren.

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BB commission denies

merchants fee waiver
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Bridge Street Merchants submitted several spe-
cial event applications to the city for approval Sept. 4, all
to raise money for a Christmas festival on Bridge Street
unlike any other.
Application fees tallied upward of $1,100 and, at
the presentation, BSM member Jake Spooner said the
merchants would request waiving application fees for
future events.
That agenda item surfaced at the Sept. 19 commis-
sion meeting and commissioners unanimously denied the
request, but discussed options at to how BSM could save
money going forward.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he appreciates the
efforts of BSM, "but my feeling is that they are not a
charity. It's for businesses. We didn't do it for the Beach-
House when they asked for $1,000 for the fireworks and
I don't think we should do it here."
Shaughnessy said as much as he likes what BSM
does, "I don't want to set a precedent and have businesses
start coming to us asking us to do for them what we did
for the merchants."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said waiving fees is
limited to events that benefit charities.
"This particular package of events is trying to raise
money to do something on Bridge Street," he said. "I
would not be in favor of waiving all the fees, but might
consider a reduction and treat it as a package, rather than
individual events."
"Either you do it all or don't do any," Shaughnessy
Building official Steve Gilbert said events are typi-
cally treated individually. However, he said some type of
multiple-event application could be created.
Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Gay Breuler were
in favor of developing a package application if all the
events were within 90 days of one another.
Gilbert was directed to develop a concept to meet the
criteria of the discussion.

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Gourmet alert: Stone crabs are crawlin' to menus near you

By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
Stone crabs are here! And you won't likely find any-
thing as delicious and fresh as this delicacy from the Gulf
of Mexico and Caribbean waters. Only strawberries are
sweeter than stone crabs plucked fresh from our local
The recreational and commercial stone crab claw har-
vest opened Oct. 15 and season runs through May 15. A
disappointing stone crab season last year gives crabbers
- and diners hope for a better catch this year.
"We're hoping for a good year. It's our time. Usually
fishing is cyclical, so if the last year or one before was bad
for us and good south of us, we'll see a good year," said
Karen Bell, owner of A.P. Bell Fish Co. and neighboring
Star Fish Co. Market and Restaurant.
Florida's open stone crab season applies to state
and federal waters. For recreational crabbers, there is
a 1-gallon limit per person or 2-gallon limit per vessel,
whichever is less. Recreational crabbers also are lim-
ited to five traps per person. Regulations for harvesting
stone crab claws are set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission to ensure the species remains
To harvest, stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4
inches when measured from the elbow to the tip of the
claw. It is strongly encouraged to only take one claw
from each crab to better its chances of survival when
Harvesting claws from egg-bearing stone crabs is
off limits. They can be identified by an orange or brown
egg mass, or "sponge," on the underside of the crab. It
also is illegal to use any device that can injure or crush
the crab body. Stone crabs regrow their claws after har-
vest, so leaving the crab unharmed is vital.
Stone crab claws weren't harvested until Oct. 15, but
recreational and commercial crabbers baited and set their
traps in the water 10 days before the start of the season.
Last week, crab traps were sitting on palettes in front
of A.R Bell Fish Co. and near the docks at the Star Fish
Co. Bell estimates there were between 4,000-5,000 traps

Stone crab traps are stacked between the Star Fish
Co. and A.P. Bell Fish Co. The opening of stone crab
harvesting season is Oct. 15. Islander Photos: Jennifer

in the water just before season opened.
Crabbers this year had a bit of a late start with Tropi-
cal Storm Karen looming in the Gulf Oct. 5. "Most people
didn't want to drop their traps until after Karen, my name-
sake, had passed. It can affect the traps that were set,"
said Bell.

Must be at least
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The stone crab claws make their way almost daily
into the Star Fish Co. market and onto the restaurant
menu. One of the fishing boats usually makes its way
to A.PR Bell by noon daily to supply Star with 60-100
pounds of fresh claws.
While A.P. Bell processes seafood, Star has both a
retail market and a restaurant selling the fresh product
brought to the dock by local fishers. And Karen Bell
approves '\ .i) thlin_ that goes on the Star menu, where
she likes to keep the recipes simple to showcase the taste
of the fresh seafood.
"Stone crab claw meat is so rich by itself. I like it
with just lemon juice," said Bell.
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant on north Longboat
Key must be mentioned with the harvest. For many years
the Moore family has operated a fleet of boats, bringing
a fresh bounty to their dock.
Another local restaurant offering stone crabs is the
Blue Marlin in Bradenton Beach.
There may be more, so readers and restaurateurs are
welcome to post information online about locations to
enjoy stone crabs.
The opening of Florida's stone crab season also
means the beginning of preparations for the second
annual Stone Crab Festival in Cortez Village. The festival
will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27.
It's held at the end of 119th Street, a few blocks from the
Star Fish Co., and steps away from the Cortez Kitchen
The event promises two days of food, music, fun and,
of course, stone crabs. Similar to the annual Cortez Fish-
ing Festival held in February, the event includes vendors
selling crafts, food and beer.
For festival information, call Bob Slicker, general
manager at Swordfish Grill, 941-798-2035.

Here come the crabbers
Beginning of season, the six-month October-
March snowbird portion that is, also signals the begin-
ning of stone crab season, as evidenced here.
Being somewhat expert at stone crabs, prepara-
tions, cracking and serving, Cortezians and islanders
naturally have a minimum of 2 cents to put in on the
subject. You'll notice we wisely leave the catching to
others. (Those crabs can b-i-t-e.)
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Wednesday, Oct. 16
Breakfast: Eggs and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple Rice Bowl, Cheeseburgers
on Bun, Honey Glazed Carrots, Fresh Veggies with Dip,
Fresh Fruit Cup. Feature: Garden Salad.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Breakfast: Sausage Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Chili with Corn Bread, Breaded Chicken Patty on Bun,
Green Beans, Mini Romaine Salad, Strawberries and Bananas.
Feature: Chef Salad.
Friday, Oct. 18
Breakfast: Pancakes on a Stick.
Lunch: New York Style Pizza, Breaded Beef Patty, Corn, Carrots
with Dip, Orange Slices. Feature: Chicken Caesar Salad.
Juice and milk are served with every meal
Monday, Oct. 21
No School
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Breakfast: Burrito.
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Turkey Gravy, Garlic Dinner Roll,
Mashed Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Strawberry Cup.
Feature: Garden Salad.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Whole Grain Toast.
Lunch: Tacos, Calzone, Refried Beans, Lettuce and Tomato Cups,
Peaches. Feature: Popcorn Chicken Caesar Salad.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders with Breadstick, Meatball Subs, Broccoli and
Cheese, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Pears. Feature: Italian Salad.
Friday, Oct. 25
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes
Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Corn, Cherry Tomato with
Dip, Mandarin Oranges. Feature: Chef Salad.
Juice and milk are served with every meal

AME calendar
9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, fire drill.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, PTO dinner, AME
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, third-grade play, AME
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.-I l a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, PTO-sponsored
Costume Parade and Fall Festival, campuswide.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For
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Island soccer women emerge in Magic league

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The U14 Manatee Magic girl's competitive soccer
team definitely has a strong scent of "island" flavor. Eight
of 15 players on the roster live on Anna Maria Island,
while one, Brooke Mclntosh, has deep roots from her
father/coach Brett Mclntosh, who grew up here. His
brother Scott Mclntosh and wife Beth (Greig) grew up
on AMI and reside in Holmes Beach.
The other eight Lily Meaker, Morgan Burns,
Grace Bowers, Emma Monuese, Olivia Glavan, Brooke
Capparelli, Danielle Capparelli and Jenna Rogers all
live on or around Anna Maria Island. Emma Monuese
lives on Longboat Key, while Grace Bowers lives in the
village of Cortez and they too have parents who grew
up on AMI.
Most of them played prominent roles on the girls
Magic team that placed second in the Oct. 5-6 Largo
United Halloween Tournament.
Burns, Bowers and Danielle Capparelli were part of
a defense that included ownersr" Gianna Hager and Feli-
cia Cardenas in front of goalie Moneuse. They held the
opposition scoreless in 280 minutes of soccer action.
Meaker, Glavan and Brooke Capparelli are part of a
midfield that also includes Shelby Morrow, while Mcln-
tosh joins forwards Gabby Coulter, Jo Jo Coulter and
Maddie Oliszewski in rounding out the team.
The girls won their first match of the tourney by a 2-0
score over First Hernando behind goals from Jo Jo and
Gabby Coulter. They won their second match over Pinel-
las VSI 1 -0 on a goal from Jo Jo Coulter and then played
to a scoreless tie with Oldsmar in their third match.
Their 2-0-1 pool play record earned them a rematch
against Oldsmar in the championship game, which again
went scoreless through regulation time. The game went
to penalty kicks, which the Magic lost 3-2.
The tournament serves as a kick off to the regular
season, which gets started Oct. 19.

Youth soccer rolls on at AMICC
Soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center continues with games in all age groups.
The standings are pretty tight in the 8-10 division
with Beach Bistro on top with a 3-0-1 record, three
points ahead of Island Pest Control at 2-0-1 on one less
game. Tyler's Ice Cream and LPAC are tied for third
with matching 1-2 records, while American Marine is
still looking for its first victory.
The 8-10 division action got started Oct. 8 with two
matches. Beach Bistro rolled past Tyler's Ice Cream 7-1
behind four goals from Sean Rodriguez and three goals
from Thomas Heckler. Emma Laade notched the lone
goal for Tyler's in the loss.
The second game of the evening also was a blowout
as Island Pest Control scored a 6-1 victory overAmerican
Marine behind four goals from Julius Petereit and two
goals from Javiar Rivera. Brewer scored the lone goal for
American Marine in the loss.

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Island Pest Control continued its winning ways Oct.
9 with a 5-2 victory over LPAC behind five goals from
Petereit. Ozzy Lonzo and Callen Achor each scored one
goal to lead LPAC in the loss.
The second match of the evening saw Beach Bistro
defeat American Marine 5-3 behind two goals each from
Rodriguez and Tuna McCracken, while a goal from David
Daigle completed the Bistro scoring. Brewer scored two
goals to lead American Marine, which also received one
goal from Anthony Monetti in the loss.
The Feast is in control of the 11-13 division with a
4-1 record and a five-point lead on Waterfront Restaurant,
which sits alone in second at 2-2-1. LPAC is right behind
with a 2-2 record, while Jen Crady Massage is 0-3-1.
LPAC edged Jen Crady Massage 5-4 during 11-13
division action Oct. 7. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with five
goals, while Ava Zink scored two goals to lead Jen Crady.
Cameron Pasco and Jack Groves each scored one goal to
complete the scoring for Crady in the loss.
The Feast rolled over the Waterfront 5-0 behind three
goals from Michael Latimer in 11-13 division action Oct.
8. Abbey Achor notched two goals for The Feast.
The two-team 14-17 division has Wash Family Con-
struction firmly in control at 3-0-2. The two ties show
Jessie's Island Store can compete, so it's a matter of time
before they break through for a first win on the season.
Jessie's earned a 2-2 tie in the Oct. 7 game on goals
from Lucan Heffernan and Tyler Marvin, while Nico
Calleja and Carolyn Cullinan scored for Wash.
Wash then re-established its dominance with a 4-0
win over Jessie's Oct. 9. Nico Calleja led Wash with three
goals, while Cortni Wash put in one goal.

Standings tighten in adult basketball
The adult basketball league standings at the center
are tight from top to bottom after four weeks of action.
Beach to Bay Construction is on top with a 3-1
record, closely followed by Souther Greens, Bowes
Imaging Center, Gator Man Pools and the Sun which all
sit with 2-2 records. Waterfront Restaurant is 1-3, but still
within striking distance of the top spot and competitive,
as evidenced Oct. 7 by a 83-81 loss to Bowes Imaging.
Antwaun Jackson led Bowes with 27 points, 10
rebounds and four assists, while Matt Ray added 24
points in the victory. Matt Dwyer paced all scorers with
37 points and 13 rebounds, while teammate Brandon

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Kern posted 35 points in the loss.
In other action, the Sun defeated Beach to Bay Con-
struction 53-39 and Gator Man Pools defeated Southern
Greens 71-66.

Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records
during Oct. 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for the day's
Norm Good and Steve Grossman drew the bye into
the finals and watched as Jerry Disbrow and Adin Shank
rolled past Steve Doyle by a 21-9 score. The finals were
all Good-Grossman as they easily dispatched Disbrow-
Shank 24-9 to earn the day's bi,??in,? rights.
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, everyone is welcome.

Key Royale golf news
Members of the Key Royale Club took advantage of
the emerging fall weather last week.
The men got started Oct. 7 with an early, nine-hole,
best-net-ball-of-foursome golf match. The team of Vince
Mercadante, Earl Huntzinger and Larry Fowler combined
on a 12-under-par 20 to grab a three-shot victory over
Fred Meyer, Charlie Knopp and Chet Hutton.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modi-
fied Stableford or quota points match. The team of John
Casese, Lex Halakan, Fred Miller and Art McMillan
combined on a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bi."-iim. rights
for the afternoon.
The Key Royale Club women took the course Oct. 8
for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights.
Tootie Wagner's 6-under-par 26 gave her first place in
Flight A by two strokes over Sue Wheeler. Christina
Mason grabbed first place in Flight B with a matching,
6-under-par 26 to win by one stroke over Terry Westby.
Sue Hookem birdied the sixth hole, while Joyce
Brown opened her round with a chipin on the first hole.
Brown also won individual low putts for the day
with 13, while Mason and Wagner tied for second with
15 putts each.
The men got out on the links the morning of Oct.
9 for an 18-hole, individual-low-net match. Jim Mixon
fired a 5-under-par 59 to grab first place by two strokes
over second-place finisher, Vince Mercadante.
The action for the men concluded Oct. 10 with a
nine-hole team scramble, won by Quentin Talbert, Pat
Dea, Ron Vandeman and Hoyt Miller on a combined
5-under-par 27.
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Fall fishing on the verge of bountiful harvest

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Yeah, I can actually start this week by saying "fall
fishing." Water temperatures have dropped to the upper
70s in the Gulf of Mexico and even temps in the bay are
on the decline. It's time for a bountiful harvest from our
surrounding waters. Whether you're fishing the back-
country or the Gulf, you can expect fishing to improve
daily in the next few weeks.
In the backcountry, look for snook moving into the
bays and up rivers and creeks. You should be able to find
good numbers of under-slot fish in potholes surrounding
mangrove islands. Larger fish can be found in these areas,
and docks and oyster bars are a good bet.
Schooling redfish are being found in the local bays.
Once you locate them, remember to use stealth in your
approach. Be patient and see if the school will come to
you. If they don't, use a push pole or trolling motor to
get within casting range. Live shiners or pinfish are an
excellent choice of bait. If you're using artificial, you
can't beat either a Gulp shrimp or a gold spoon.
Nearshore fishing off the beaches should result in
numerous migratory species. Expect to encounter Span-
ish mackerel, king mackerel, blue runners, bonito, jack
crevalle and ladyfish. For any of these species, a live
shiner will get you connected. If you're fishing lures, try
a Gotcha plug, Clark spoon or a crappie jig.
Along with migratory fish come sharks. Blacktip,
spinner, bull and sand sharks are feeding on mackerel
and jacks in the Gulf of Mexico surf. Chunk baits of
either species will get you hooked up. Expect to encoun-
ter 30-100 pound sharks.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is domi-
nating the redfish bite during the morning tides. Live baits
such as shiners or pinfish are resulting in reds of all sizes.
To locate these fish, Gross is patrolling shallow grass flats
with good water flow until he finds a school of fish.
From the tower of his Dorado boat, Gross can see
the schools from far away, enabling him to properly place
the boat without spooking the fish. Once anchored, Gross
chums the water with a few live shiners and then it's
game on for his clients.
Snook are having trouble staying out of Gross' boat.
Again, fish of all sizes are being caught. Live shiners
free-lined to boiling fish is the key to success. Rallies
on snook are occurring on lower tides when the water is
On the beaches, Gross is catching a variety of migra-
tory species. Anchoring in water depths of 20-30 feet is
resulting in Spanish and king mackerel, as well as bonito,
jack crevalle and shark.
On a final note, Gross reminds us, "Fishing is on
the verge of getting really, really good. Nearshore and
inshore fishing this fall can be some of the best fishing
if we don't have any strong storms or big fronts come
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish
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using silver spoons or white jigs are catching macks in
12-20 inches in length and near limits, too. While target-
ing macks, expect to catch jack crevalle, ladyfish, blue
runners and lizardfish.
Under the pier, mangrove snapper are filling their
little bellies from the school of everlasting shiners that
are taking residence around the pier. To target these fat
little fryers, drop a small live shiner under the pier and let
it sink to the bottom. A split shot placed 12 inches above
your hook will aid in keeping the bait in the strike zone.
If the snapper are picky, try a shiner cut in half or a live
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle is produc-
ing good numbers of fish from the beaches of Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key. Mattay is using a variety of
baits to target a wide range of species. Redfish are feed-
ing on pinfish and live shiners free-lined or fished on the
bottom. According to Mattay, fish exceeding 30 inches
are not uncommon so plan your beach fishing tackle
accordingly. Migratory species such as macks, blue run-
ners and especially jack crevalle are being caught on jigs,
spoons and Gotcha plugs. Mattay also is managing to find
a good flounder bite, which is always a welcome scenario.
Fish up to 3 pounds are being reeled up in the surf.
In the backcountry of Anna Maria Island Sound and
the surrounding waters, Mattay is getting news at the
tackle shop of good action on redfish and snook, both
being caught on live shiners. Expect to catch slot and
over-slot redfish during morning tides. For the snook,
most are 20-24 inches, although some slot-size fish are
being reported.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters is
reporting an action-packed week. Howard says the huge
schools of shiners congregating on the flats have trig-
gered a surge of fish activity.
Snook have started moving off the beach and are
making their way onto the flats of Tampa Bay. Howard
reports some fantastic rallies recently on the moving tide.
He suggests chumming shiners to entice the silver-sided
predators to chew. Varying your presentation will ensure

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restaurant on
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catch of redfish
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a continued bite. Howard worked some 20 fish rallies
before the bite or tide slow down.
Redfish are all over the flats and chewing, getting
ready for winter. Look for schools of mullet on the flats
to find the redfish highway. Ri,','ii,' a frisky shiner on a
2/0 Owner hook and tossing it into the mullet school will
be rewarded with a nice copper-belly bruiser. Howard
suggests using a bobber if you're in a shallow weedy area
to keep the bait from diving into the grass.
Spotted seatrout also are taking advantage of the
plentiful bait, and Howard's clients are taking home some
nice fish for the dinner table. The bigger gator-sized trout
will be gathering for the full moon spawn in the next
week or so, and Howard says to be ready.
"Looking forward, the fishing in the next month or
two will be some of the best opportunities for fishing of
the year. Fewer people on the water and the abundant
schools of bait will supercharge the fishing in our area,"
Howard says.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure
for mangrove snapper. To catch these tasty fish, Girle
instructs his clients to drop their boats to the bottom
where the fish are congregating. Live shiners combined
with a bottom rig are producing good numbers of snapper.
While targeting snapper, Girle is also catching Key West
grunts and plenty of juvenile grouper.
Fishing along the beaches is proving prosperous for
Girle. Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bonito are
striking free-lined shiners. By anchoring and chumming,
Girle is drawing these migratory fish to the boat providing
drag-sizzling action for his clients.
Along with macks, expect to catch jack crevalle,
ladyfish and shark. For the shark, Girle is using fresh-cut
chunks of Spanish mackerel or bonito. Blacktips, sinner
and bull sharks up to 6 feet are the norm.
Finally, Girle is finding good numbers of snook and
redfish in the backwaters of Sarasota Bay. Free-lined live
shiners are the bait of choice. Snook up to 30 inches are
being caught as well as slot and over-slot sized redfish.
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Chamber to host
networking event
The monthly Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business card event is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 23, at Bank United. 5905 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
Cost of the exchange is $5 per person and appetiz-
ers and refreshments will be served. Organizers ,ii.-,_'I
bringing a guest or potential member to the mixer.
Reservations are encouraged but not required.
For more information or to make a reservation, call

Annual chamber awards
banquet set for Nov. 4
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
annual installation and awards dinner will be 6-10 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4, at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
An induction ceremony for new board members also
is scheduled.
The event includes three menu choices, a cash bar
and music by Mike Sales Presents.
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.

Realty raves
Wagner Realty, with an office at 2217 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach, has named Deborah Thrasher as its
top-listing agent for September at the Anna Maria Island
David Moynihan took the top sales honor at the office
for September.
At Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, Jason Hrnak was named the top-listing agent for
September, while Kathy Caserta garnered the top sales
agent award.
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store, The Lot, at 109 First St. N., Bradenton Beach.
S, 11,/ a master photographer, specializes in art and Si lander
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Island real estate
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
207 69th St., Unit B, Sunny Skies, Holmes Beach,
a 1,200 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1972
was sold 09/12/13, Kaleta to Oster for $575,000; list
830 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,467 sfla
3bed/3bath home built in 1949 on a 78x95 lot was sold
09/09/13, Romine to Wagner for $465,000.
415 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,746 sfla
/ 2,110 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1966 on a
80x100 lot was sold 09/10/13, Martineau to Sheerin for
2309 Ave. C, Unit 100, Costa Verde, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,583 sfla / 1,876 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built
in 2009 was sold 09/10/13, Swallow to McCartney for
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 166, Tortuga, Braden-
ton Beach, a 1,392 sfla / 1,560 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 2006 was sold 09/11/13, Sea
Breezes North LLC to Person to Person Properties LLC
for $380,000.
812 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria a vacant 60x107
lot was sold 09/11/13, Wagner to Jacaranda Cottage LLC
for $360,000.
2301 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,145 sfla
2,409 sfur 2bed/lIbath home built
in 1950 on a 50x100 lot was sold
09/09/13, Pierce to Gorodnitchev for
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be
Brisson reached at 941-778-7244.

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Roadmaster. 18 gears. Adjustable seat. Like
new, $65. 813-503-9364.
KID'S DRUM SET: Excellent condition, $79.
VINTAGE CLOTHES: DAY dresses, $2, beaded
dresses $5, coats $5. Call 941-761-1928.
COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100,
above-ground pool, ladder, accessories, 15-18
foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The
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AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
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Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
online. Email, fax toll-
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THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique
jewelry including our very popular Mermaids
Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pan-
dora-style charms and various gift items from
around the world. 941-730-1745.

from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellow-
ship wants to hear from you in order to wel-
come you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving
event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719
to provide your contact information.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Women of the Moose
Chapter 1601 Halloween party, 12:30 pm.-2:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Kids 2-10. Sign up by
Oct. 22. 941-778-4110. 110 Gulf Drive, Bra-
denton Beach.
ANNA MARIA DUPLICATE Bridge will resume
12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Church of
the Annunciation. Information, 941-778-
WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but
working XBox, Wii units with games for Min-
istry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle,
buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your
gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry,
be safe.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat-
urday. Donations on Wednesdays, 9 -11 a.m.
Visit our $1 sale racks! 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. 941-779-2733.

sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops
on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

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

TIKI TIME PET Sitting: Quality in-home pet
care! Leave your fur kids in their own environ-
ment with trusted, loving care! No extra charge
for multiple pets/holidays. Excellent references.
DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage.
Leave your pets with us for fun and pamper-
ing while you're out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.

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

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. Includes a trolling
motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call
Toni, 941-928-8735.
KIDS1FOR 9-R'7 71;1

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-
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysit-
ter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for
work. Ads must be placed in person at The
Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes

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.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online? Check it
out at

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-

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.

Need computer help? Chances R, I can help.
And if I don't have the answer, I know someone
who will. Start to finish hardware, software,
network setup and repair, printer help, continu-
ing support... Give me a call. If it's broke, I can
usually fix it. Cell phones, too.

CI-SII SIJ411tIO S business network / computer solutions
Socko Pearson, 941-799-1169,


U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-

30 years experience, excellent references.
Shelby Bose, 941-465-2459.

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 Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! 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.
contract. For occasional yard work and odd
jobs, call, 941-570-650-1160.
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.

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.
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Licensed. InsIIed. Bonded.
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Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

Nrj: :b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima.:.
Call Dan, 941-713-3108

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
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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

ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished, Holmes
Beach. 941-565-0686.

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SHELL POINT BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA
upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watson's
Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. $249,000.


ANNA MARIA COTTAGE Adorable, vintage cottage
located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3BR/2BA,
great screened porch, single car garage. Selling "turnkey"
furnished. $449,000.

house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never
change. Direct beach views. $499,000.

DIRECT GULF FRONT located in the city of Anna Maria. 2
BR/3BT with spectacular views, spacious beach-side, screened
porch, open sun deck, large carport. $2,400,000

Mike 800.-367-1617
AV- 941-778-6696
Norman l 3101 GULF DR

boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria
Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.

condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971
or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.
com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.

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.

3BR/3BA, private pool, community pool, gym,
tennis. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.

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.

FOR RENT: JANUARY and February, 2014.
Pristine gated community, Perico Bay Club.
2BR/2BA one mile from beach. 201-390-5524

fully furnished, washer and dryer. 410 71 st St.,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275.

$995/month, 1BR/1BA, $795/month. First
last, security, deposit, utilities. Available Nov.
5. Holly, 941-357-3688.

PLEASE CALL ME if you're interested in sell-
ing. I am looking to purchase a home close to
or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.

WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional 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.

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

$230,500. Over-55 community, no pets, ren-
ovated home, quiet area, double carport,
ground floor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facili-
ties, heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shuf-
fleboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sara-
sota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach.
For sale by owner. Call Fred, 941-794-5011.

FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA Gulffront view, $379,000,
2BR/2BA condo, $239,000, 1BR/1BA remod-
eled, $144,900. Call Jen and Mark Bowman,
Keller Williams Realty for your Anna Maria
Real Estate. 941-840-0117. www.Bowman-




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