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Bradenton Beach noise
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Final draft for Holmes
Beach outdoor dining
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Holmes Beach residents speak out on rezoning
By Jennifer Glenfield
A Holmes Beach planning commission
agenda April 2 brought an outspoken gallery,
confusion and a continuance to the chambers
at city hall.
On gaveling the meeting open, Com-
mission Chair Sue Normand and her fellow
board members noted the confusion sur-
Srounding two public hear-
ings one on an issue of
V. ^ rezoning and the other on a
\ small plan amendment, both
for property at 214 54th St.
at the corner of 54th Street
Brisson and Holmes Boulevard.
It was noted that the
commission members had
not been briefed on either
the application or the staff
d report submitted March 26
by city planner Bill Brisson.
Normand They had not been furnished
Some commission members were
unaware the applicant had filed for a con-
tinuance, which was sent to city hall and the
planning commissioners via email.
According to Brisson, building depart-
ment clerk Robyn Kinkopf was advised not
to send the background materials to the com-
mission because of the continuance. Bris-
son called the move "possibly bad informa-
The commission discussed how to pro-
ceed, including options to hold a brief recess,
postponing the hearing and continuing the
Man falls, drowns while fishing
from Key Royale dock
1T;' n By Merab-Michal Favorite
'l-- Islander Reporter
EJJJBJj A 72-year-old Canadian man drowned
P. April 3 after falling into Tampa Bay while
__ fishing from a residential dock.
Street? Luciano Ranieri of Ontario fell from
ap. the dock of a home in the 700 block of Key
Royale Drive. He was submerged and his
e foot became wedged in the dock, according
to the police report.
letter. Holmes Beach Police Officer Josh Fleis-
cher was the first to respond around 4 p.m.,
O | in reference to a dropped 911 call.
)0 When he arrived at the home, he could
nroll- hear screaming at the back of the house.
ige 23 Fleischer called for backup, then went to
the waterfront, where he saw several people
j trying to help Ranieri.
A woman was in the water trying to hold
his head up and others had attempted to tie
a rope around him to pull him up, but their
l attempts were unsuccessful.
Eagles "The water was really deep there, so it
r Bowl was difficult for them to do an. thingfi because
they couldn't touch bottom," Holmes Beach
Police Chief Bill Tokajer said.
se,. Fleischer, who is more than 6 feet tall,
jumped in the bay, barely touching the bay
bottom, and held the victim's head above
i* water until more help arrived, Tokajer said.
-- When West Manatee Fire Rescue and
Emergency Medical Services crews arrived,
ge 26 they were able to free Ranieri's foot from the
dock, according to the report.
He was lifted onto a neighbor's kayak.
A lifeguard, who had arrived on scene, and
one of the medics immediately started CPR
while others steadied the kayak, the report
Officials used a nearby boatlift to raise
Ranieri on the kayak from the water.
The victim was taken to Blake Medi-
cal Center in Bradenton, where he was pro-
nounced dead, Tokajer said.
The home belongs to Ilona Bankuty. She
said Ranieri and his wife, Eva Ranieri, were
visiting that afternoon. They were all relax-
ing on the dock when he fell into the water,
Bankuty, who has known the victim
more than 50 years, said he often fishes from
the dock when the weather is nice.
"He was a very dear friend, and what
happened to him was just horrific," she
Eva Ranieri said she and her husband
own a winter home in Bradenton and visit
the Bankutys as much as they can when they
are in the area.
"We love to go over there and fish and
play cards," she said. "It's just so nice being
on the water and they are like family to
She said she plans to hold funeral ser-
vices for her husband in Ontario.
"We just want to take him home," she
said, adding that her husband was a wonder-
ful man who would have done an i\ ling for
"He will be missed," she said.
-I take an oath
the April 2
3ing on the
The city attorney was not present.
"I would strongly recommend you do
not try to understand this material in 15 or
30 minutes," said Brisson.
Commission member Barbara Hines
initially suggested postponing the hearing
but, in consideration of the large number of
attendees about 30 people she instead
moved to conduct the hearing on the con-
dition no decision would be made and the
hearing would be continued.
Adjacent and nearby property owners
had been sent certified letters by the appli-
cant notifying them of the hearing.
The commission passed the motion 3- 2,
with Normand and member Gary Hickerson
The board was told by Brisson the appli-
cant was changing its proposal.
"I question the wisdom of taking tes-
timony on an application that is going to
change," Hickerson said.
Monica Simpson, agent for the applicant
Lizzie Lus Island Retreat LLC, owned by
Benjamin and Keren ten Haaf, requested the
continuance to amend the application.
Brisson briefly explained his findings
and his recommendation that the application
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DOT schedules Cortez
Bridge public meeting
The Florida Department of Trans-
portation will hold a public information
meeting on the upcoming Cortez Bridge
repair project 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22,
at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101
Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
A DOT press release said the work-
shop is to provide area residents with
information on how long the $4 million
repair project will last and any related
closings of the bridge to vehicular traf-
For more information on the meeting,
contact Brian Bollas at 727-946-1869 or
Robin Stublen at 800-292-3368.
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New app helps track nesting sea turtles
By Jennifer Glenfield
Yep. There's an app for that.
An app is topping the list of supplies for beach-
walkers this year during sea turtle nesting season.
The May 1 kickoff of sea turtle nesting season
is quickly approaching and the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring group has a
new application and 10 new tablets to collect data.
The app was developed by Google engineer Ed
Coyne specifically for AMITW. Volunteers who walk
the beach in the early morning hours will be able to
carry the tablets with them, and log data through the
app. The app was designed to look like the AMITW's
paper data pages.
Coyne is a Sarasota native who now calls Los
Angeles home. He plans to visit Anna Maria Island at
the beginning of turtle season to see the app in action,
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and work out any kinks.
"We will turn him into a turtle watch volunteer and
he will turn us into software engineers," joked Suzi
Fox, executive director of AMITW.
The new tablets and Coyne's travel to the island is
funded by a grant from the Sea Turtle Conservancy's
License Plate Fund.
The grant proposal, titled "Save the Turtle, Save
the Trees!" submitted by Fox, earned an award of
$3,050. It was approved March 24 and will be dis-
bursed around May 1, according to Fox.
Fox planned to present the tablets to select volun-
teers at an April 8 training workshop, where she was
to demonstrate the new app.
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be denied. He cited multiple concerns, but emphasized
the ten Haaf's proposal is not compatible with the adja-
cent residential zoning.
The home is in the Residential 2, or duplex dis-
The applicant asked to rezone the property to C3,
which is the heaviest commercial land-use zoning.
The rezoning would extend the mixed-used over-
lay district to the property, which is adjacent to com-
mercial property to the east and the south.
The applicant is seeking development of two
resort-housing units on the second level, and two com-
mercial units on the ground level.
Brisson said that while the applicant's proposed
use is most likely not going to make a significant
impact on the community, the problem comes with
the allowable uses in the future. The requested zoning
category would allow up to six resort-housing units on
the duplex lot.
Brisson continued, saying the downtown commer-
cial area was rezoned to include a mixed-use overlay
in 2012 to invigorate it, but was never intended to
encroach on residential areas.
Simpson said she planned to submit the amended
I ne rezone subject property is at 54th street ana
application to the city by May 7.
"What's unfortunate tonight is that you don't have
the benefit of seeing the big picture plan, total redevel-
opment plan, the side plan and the plan that goes with
mixed-use overlay. It would show you the applicant's
request fits in the area," she said.
Simpson argued the proposed land use would not
be much different from how it has previously been
used. The property had been used as a residence and an
accounting office. However, the legality of the home
business was in question.
Simpson asserted the applicant's proposed use
would create a buffer zone between the highly com-
mercial use and the residential area, saying, "As it is,
the line is very abrupt."
Holmes Beach resident Richard Motzer of 56th
Street was the first of the residents to speak at the
"What the applicant is asking for is a far cry from
what the property has been used as," he said.
"If the city approves this, it would be setting a ter-
rible precedent.... If the applicant wanted commercial
property, they should have bought commercial prop-
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Citizen libel suit against HB commissioner settles for cash
By Jennifer Glenfield
The libel suit against Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Jean Peelen came to a conclusion March 25.
John Agnelli filed the suit against Peelen in Octo-
ber 2012 following alleged defamatory claims Peelen
made about Agnelli in an email newsletter that she
distributed to constituents.
Peelen was represented by Jay Daigneault of
Dunedin, an attorney assigned by the Florida League
of Cities property and liability claims division under
a provision in the city's insurance plan through the
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erty. Please, leave our residents' areas alone."
Nancy Deal of 56th Street also testified. She said:
"I do have a question, what is the big picture we're
David Phillips who owns a duplex just north of the
subject property grew up in the neighborhood. He said
he has watched the area transform, becoming more
"I can sit on my porch and see a dumpster," he
said. "If you make that property commercial, you
might as well make mine commercial, too."
The public hearings were continued to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Normand told the gallery that the planning com-
mission bases its decision on the land uses provided in
the city's comprehensive plan. While testimony from
residents is considered, the comprehensive plan holds
the most weight, she said.
The planners could vote on a recommendation
regarding the application at the May 21 meeting.
A planning commission recommendation, along
with recommendations in the staff reports prepared by
Brisson, then goes to the city commission for a final
U ."Insurance companies settle cases
all the time because going to trail is
S expensive," said Peelen. "It never
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implied or stated that I did anything
fThe FLC covered the settlement,
Peelen $49,500, and Peelen's legal fees. The
case was dismissed by Agnelli with
prejudice against Peelen.
"I'm glad that it's settled, and I'm glad that it's
over," Peelen said.
Agnelli, however, said he plans to follow up on
a claim he submitted to the Florida Commission on
Ethics in January.
"No, I'm not happy it's over. You can't learn your
lesson by letting someone else pay for it," he said.
Peter Mackey, Agnelli's attorney, had challenged
Peelen's representation by an attorney from the FLC,
arguing she made the defamatory claims in her indi-
vidual capacity, and not as a commissioner and there-
fore should not receive representation from an attorney
provided by the FLC.
The circuit court judge who oversaw the case,
Judge Diana Moreland, ruled in favor of Agnelli, stat-
ing the claims were made in her individual capacity
Daigneault filed an appeal to Florida's 2nd District
Court of Appeals in October 2013, which agreed with
Meanwhile, the FLC continued to represent
The ruling by Moreland did not state she couldn't
be represented by an attorney provided by the FLC,
only that she was being sued as an individual.
Agnelli's initial complaint named Peelen as an
individual, and made allegations of libel against her
as a commissioner.
Peelen's attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the
lawsuit, arguing state law provides immunity to public
officials acting within the scope of their duties.
Agnelli responded by amending his complaint to
say Peelen defamed him in her individual capacity
The catalyst for the lawsuit was an emailed news-
letter in which Peelen made comments confusing the
identity of John F. Agnelli Jr. with his son, Frank
Agnelli, in October 2012.
Agnelli confronted Peelen during a city commis-
sion meeting the same day he filed the lawsuit and
called for her resignation.
Peelen said she acknowledged the mistake and left
two phone messages at Agnelli's office "to personally
apologize for the mistake I made."
Agnelli alleged that an |'1,,'l. did not suffice
because her accusations would remain on the Internet
According to Holmes Beach treasurer Lori Hill,
the city's insurance rates from the FLC have not been
Gondola on agenda for
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti is host-
ing a public presentation at 5 p.m. Wednesday,
April 16, at city hall.
Monti plans to present his ideas for creat-
ing a gondola lift and mainland parking lot to
help reduce traffic on Anna Maria Island. He has
proposed creating a parking lot on Perico Island
and building a gondola lift to shuttle people to
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. He also suggested a similar arrangement
between Cortez and Bridge Street in Bradenton
He first presented his idea to island officials
at a March 19 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Holmes Beach City Hall is at 5801 Marina
4 E APRIL 9, 2014 U THE ISLANDER
New BB noise ordinance causes confusion, complaints
By Merab-Michal Favorite
Bradenton Beach folks are making some noise.
Business owners are confused and residents have
complained about a noise ordinance that was adopted
March 20 by the Bradenton Beach City Commis-
During public comment at the commission's April
3 meeting, several business owners voiced concern
about where the decibel reading should be measured
in the event of a complaint.
"As the law is written, someone can stand out-
side my bar with a decibel-reader application on their
cellphone and, if it's over the legal limit, they can call
police," Joe Cuervo, owner of Drift In, said during
public comment. "Am I right? Because it seems to me
like that's the way this law is written. "
Mayor Bill Shearon said he didn't plan to discuss
the ordinance because it was not on the agenda, but
there have been a lot of complaints in reference to the
new ordinance. He said where the decibel level can
be read is "still to be determined."
According to Steve Gilbert, city building official,
two references in the ordinance have created confusion
and could be subject to legal interpretation.
"The first reference is fairly clear, in that it points
to taking the sound-level measurements 'at the receiv-
ing land,' which I would interpret to mean the prop-
erty where the person making the complaint resides,"
Gilbert wrote in an email.
However, Gilbert added, the second reference of
"receiving land" now appears "ambiguous in nature
due to revisions made to the ordinance during the
In the original ordinance, officials were planning
to take measurements at the property line of the noise
source, and also at the property line of the receiving
land, so they could accurately frame the noise based on
the distance, weather conditions and other factors.
"One could make the argument that the "receiving
land" could be just across the street, or even on the
sidewalk," Gilbert said. "However, the intent was to
refer to the residence or business of the person making
Amanda Escobio, who spoke on behalf of the
Bridge Street Merchants, said there has been nothing
but confusion since the ordinance was passed.
"Our position when we came here on March 20
was to take some more time passing the ordinance
and it was the commission that insisted on voting that
day," she said. "I'm wondering why and how, if it's
Traffic island gets a facelift
By Jennifer Glenfield
The triangular traffic island just north of Manatee
Beach on Gulf Drive will soon get a face-lift.
Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Commit-
tee members approved new plantings and curbing for
the weathered traffic island at their April 2 meeting.
"This has been on the agenda for a long time," said
committee member Dennis Groh.
Groh said plantings will include seven coontie
palms, which are drought resistant and in the same
family as the sago palms already in the traffic island.
The motion was moved for approval by DeHaan
and seconded by Groh.
Committee chair Jerry West asked members to
come up with a conceptual plan for Grassy Point Pre-
serve to consider at their May 7 meeting.
"With the FDOT project, we're talking about
putting a sidewalk all the way down to Walgreens,
relocating bus stops at the entrance of what would be
Grassy Point, markings on streets, but we don't have
a schedule," West said. The city hopes to have the
project going by mid-June, he added.
There were plans in development at one time for
an elevated boardwalk through the wetland areas and
a lookout tower, West said.
He asked committee members should bring sug-
gestions and, at the next meeting, prioritize and con-
ceptualize the plans.
Grassy Point Preserve is a 34-acre nature pre-
serve between East Bay Drive opposite Walgreens and
Grassy Point Bayou.
Frank Padula plays accordion in the food court at
the Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton April 5 at
a fluctuating decibel level of 90-plus and minus any
complaints. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
law, there are still things 'to be determined,' as you
Commissioners unanimously approved the new
noise ordinance with a clause allowing the decibel
levels to be measured from the property line of the com-
plainant rather than at the source of the sound at their
March 20 meeting, after hearing more than an hour of
public comment on the topic inside chambers.
While commissioners were in favor of the sliding
scale of allowed decibel levels, they said they would
allow the sound to be read from the complainant's
property line rather than from the source.
The ordinance became law that day, as it was the
final advertised public reading of the ordinance.
Under the new noise ordinance, outdoor music is
allowed until 10 p.m., and live indoor music can take
place until 1 a.m. Establishments can provide music at
85 decibels 7 a.m.-7 p.m., but that number shrinks to
75 decibels between the hours of 7-10 p.m., and then
must be turned down to 65 decibels 10 p.m.-2 a.m. It
decreases again to 55 decibels 2-7 a.m.
Anna Maria City
April 10, 6 p.m., city commission.
April 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
April 9, 10 a.m., CIP.
April 9, 10:30 a.m., CRA.
April 9, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
April 10, 1 p.m., department heads.
April 10, 2:15 p.m., budget.
April 16, 11 a.m., pier team.
April 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 9, 9 a.m., charter review.
April 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 15, 11 a.m., city center.
April 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 23, 9 a.m., charter review.
April 24, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
April 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
The original version of the ordinance would have
lowered the allowable commercial decibel levels in
order to address resident's concerns related to live
entertainment and amplified music offered at and
around businesses in the Bridge Street area.
The city planning and zoning board held several
meetings on the topic and recommended lowering
the decibel levels in the commercial district, but after
hearing more than 50 business owners who opposed
the measure, commissioners entered a last-minute
clause that some say ended up allowing increased
the decibel levels of music rather than lowering the
The city commission decided to consider the
matter further at a future meeting.
HB noise ordinance
The Holmes Beach City Commission revisited
particulars discussed in its March 25 work session
regarding a proposed noise ordinance.
For lawn care and other types of noise from
machinery, excepting street sweepers and mosquito
fc_',_in_'. it was decided to restrict the level to under
65 decibels daily from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for residential
areas and 7 a.m.-8 p.m. in commercial or recre-
Construction and professional lawn care would
be limited to 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-7
p.m. Saturday, with no services allowed Sundays.
The commission agreed to retain the existing
noise level requirement, 60 decibels from the prop-
erty line at all hours, for appliances such as pool
pumps and air conditioning units in multi-residen-
The proposed restrictions also would state the
noise must be under 55 decibels from the neigh-
bor's patio or a window of the main living area.
There also are restrictions on what equipment
is allowed in the setbacks, or side yards, of homes.
Setback rules are being reviewed by the commis-
sion, which restricts what is allowed in a side yard,
the size of the equipment, where it is placed and
how far away it may be placed from the neighbor-
The maximum permissible noise level is 65
decibels 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and 50 decibels 10 p.m.-7
a.m. for everything else the same restriction as
listed in the original ordinance.
April 22, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
April 17, 6 p.m., commission.
April 24, 9 a.m., pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.
April 16, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Longboat Key Town Hall.
April 18, Good Friday, government offices
April 21, 9 a.m., Tourist Development Coun-
cil, Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St., Braden-
April 21, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 28, 9:30 a.m., Manatee-Sarasota Plan-
ning Organization, TBD.
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 9, 2014 0 5
Holmes Beach outdoor dining plans reach final draft
i I'm uncomfortable changing an ordinance that's
been in place forever.'- Commissioner Judy Tits-
By Jennifer Glenfield
Outdoor diners in Holmes Beach might notice the
volume is louder.
City commissioners reviewed a revised proposal
from city planner Bill Brisson at their March 27 meet-
ing. Changes to the plan with two exceptions are
scarcely vary from the original ordinance.
The new plan reverts back to limiting restaurant
owners to eight outdoor dining seats without providing
additional parking spaces, and it allows for amplified
"What kinds of problems is this going to lead to?
We've never allowed amplified music before," asked
Commissioner Marvin Grossman.
Commissioners discussed options to put controls
on amplified music in the draft proposal. They recalled
conversations about requiring enclosures around the
dining area, or requiring noise dampening or acoustical
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Commissioner Jean Peelen thought it should be
up to business owners to decide, and they shouldn't
necessarily be required to enclose their space.
"If they comply with the noise ordinance, why
make it a requirement?" said Peelen.
Brisson suggested allowing the commissioners to
address any sound issues during the site-plan review,
as opposed to adding restrictions to the ordinance.
Evaluating the noise level in this way would allow
for sites to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti said one of
the issues with trying to make a catch-all restriction is
every site is different. Sound will behave differently
depending on the location.
"I'm uncomfortable changing an ordinance that's
been in place forever," said Commission Chair Judy
On the advice of Brisson, the commission decided
to remove amplified music from the proposed outdoor
dining ordinance and rely on the noise ordinance to
"If it's over the decibel level, it's over the decibel
level. Period," said Peelen.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino brought up
Monti's idea presented at a city center meeting, of a
walkable boardwalk along the city basin on Marina
Drive including outdoor food vendors.
"Would that even be allowable under this ordi-
nance?" he asked.
The outdoor dining regulations are implicitly tied
to existing indoor dining establishments. All of the out-
door dining regulations relate to the size, structure or
setup of the associated indoor dining establishment.
"That's a whole different ordinance," said Tits-
Brisson said a food stand wouldn't qualify as a
restaurant, and suggested the commission reclassify
establishments such as a food stand for clarity. But he
agreed with Titsworth saying "This isn't the place to
"Your code doesn't provide for a lot of things like
a free-standing bar, like a margarita hut," said Brisson.
"The allowable uses needs to be updated. Honestly,"
he said, "(the code) is really not that good or well-
The commission reached a consensus to move for-
ward with the outdoor dining proposal, which will be
discussed at a future meeting.
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6 APRIL 9, 2014 U THE ISLANDER
There's a popular saying that seems appropriate
to the season the traffic congestion season, that
is and it's "Hurry up and wait."
We remind folks often, but you gotta plan ahead
to maintain sanity and enjoy the various reasons we
came to congregate on this little island. Sometimes
when the traffic is at its worst and you're cued up,
slowly inching toward the bridges, or heading back
home with a quart of ice cream in the grocery bags,
it takes tolerance and, sometimes, fortitude.
It often helps to have a little extra patience tucked
away, especially for the weeks leading up to Easter
on Anna Maria Island.
So as visitors, you may be wondering what
the heck do we islanders do when season ends. As
islanders, I think many of us often wonder that, too.
It seems the weeks leading up to Easter are action-
packed. MUCH to do.
But it's not always "us" taking part in the activi-
ties, it's also for our visitors. Think of us as the pro-
gram and activity counselor social directors on
your cruise to AMI.
There is no lack of activities coming up. Fore-
most for many of us will be the first-ever perfor-
mance by Sarasota's world-famous Wallenda family
at the Holmes Beach city field. The event, Cityfest, is
hosted by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce. It will offer three performances spread over
Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. See you there!
There's also An Island Affaire put on by the Anna
Maria Island Community Center April 12. It's a dress-
up event the likes of which only comes around once
a year on our flip-flop island and this year's enter-
tainment promises to be memorable. Who doesn't
remember Bertie Higgins for breaking into Jimmy
Buffett's grip on island music with his hit song, "Key
Largo?" See you there!
Friday night is the Holmes Beach gallery/studio
ArtWalk. Also on Saturday, the island Moose Lodge
will kick off the kids' Easter offerings with its popu-
lar beachfront egg hunt and lunch, but better have a
reservation. There's also a Privateers Thieves Market,
a big Gloria Dei yard sale. See you there?
And all this goes along with whatever your church
or your faith celebrates during the Easter season.
This promises to be a busy two weeks of activi-
ties, celebrations and events, and so, please, bear with
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So long Anna Maria Island for another year.
So long Richie, Adina, Bailey, Dave et al. at the
Rod & Reel Pier.
So long servers at Two Scoops.
So long Ginny's and Jane E's a fun place to
So long to Geyer girls and others at Duffy's.
So long to the public beach all-you-can-eat pan-
cakes and sausage.
So long Hurricane Hanks.
So long Island Trader.
And so long St. Bernard Catholic Church we
love your cantor! We love your pancake breakfasts.
We met many people from around the country there,
as well as locals such as Tom, Al, Ruth and others.
It's been fun!
We're going back north and hope to see you all
Bill and Rose Wolfe, Bennington, Vt.
Thank you to The Feast
I want to thank everyone at The Feast Restaurant
in Holmes Beach. They held a fundraiser all on their
own accord for Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue
Inc, raising $550 by donating $1 for every glass of
house wine sold for an entire week.
And thanks to many of you for enjoying the hos-
pitality at The Feast. The money will help a great
deal toward our veterinary expenses and the care and
feeding of the homeless pets we rescue from death
row at Manatee County Animal Services.
We are thrilled at the success of The Feast. Their
effort is very much appreciated by Moonracer and
all of the dogs and cats in Moonracer rescue foster
Lisa Williams, Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue
Editor's note: Williams is office manager at The
In response to the opinion letter from Herman
Kruegle in The Islander April 2 edition, the answer
to Longboat Key's traffic problem is and always has
been: Get your own bridge.
It was first suggested many years ago.
Why should Anna Maria Island residents be
responsible for other peoples' neglect? We made sure
we had two bridges and fare-free trolleys to help our
Longboat Key has two bridges, but they lead to
AMI and St. Armands Key, not directly to the main-
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach
It was with dismay that I read in The Islander
that the city of Anna Maria is considering installing
parking meters in the business area as well as along
Gulf Drive and North Shore Drive, which definitely
is not a business area. The rationale seems not to be
to regulate parking or increase parking turnover.
Did I hear someone say, "I want the money?"
Residents and snowbirds have spent or invested
thousands if not millions of dollars here. Now the city
wants to nickel and dime us more likely quarter
and dollar us.
How much revenue is likely to be generated once
they take out the cost of a study, purchase, installa-
tion, maintenance, enforcement, collection, process-
ing and auditing?
New staff would likely be added. Hmmm.
I drove down North Shore Road and imagined
how million-dollar homes would look with parking
meters in front of them. Not a pretty site.
Parking meters or kiosks would be further scar-
ring of the Old Florida already disfigured by the big
box houses. This is a very bad idea.
James T. Morch&, MPA, Ph.D., Anna Maria
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Headlines from April 7, 2004
Bob Herrington of the Sarasota/Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization told islanders the
MPO would spend $40,000 on a feasibility study for
a water taxi to operate along the Intracoastal Water-
way. Herrington said the study would look at routes
to and from Englewood, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island,
Palmetto and Bradenton. He said the study results
would be available in about 12 months.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Malo-
ney said he planned seminars on the wisdom of hiring
a city manager. A charter review committee recom-
mended such a hiring, but the commission voted 3-2
not to pursue the suggestion. Maloney said municipal
government in a Florida barrier island resort city is
"much too complicated" without a city manager.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told commission-
ers that a company studying planned renovations at
city hall found mold in the walls and roof. The study
recommended the city hire a mold mitigation firm,
while renovations were ongoing. The cost of repairs
was already at $168,000 and commissioners asked
the mayor for an estimate to remove the mold before
approving more money.
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8 E APRIL 9, 2014 U THE ISLANDER
Cortez group holds elections, talks business
By Jennifer Glenfield
Members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage held two elections March 31 one for board
members and one for officers.
Members also reviewed plans for the preserve and
discussed a financial report.
FISH had six vacancies to fill on the board and
only five nominations before voting began. Treasurer
Jane von Hahmann nominated Rose Lipke for the
board just before ballots were submitted.
The nominees included Plum Taylor, Doug Cal-
houn, John Stevely, Linda Molto, R.B. "Chips" Shore
All nominees were voted onto the board by wide
margins. The tally was Calhoun, 67 votes; Shore, 73
votes; Molto, 62 votes; Stevely, 75 votes; Lipke, 43
votes; Taylor, 74 votes.
All of the officers, with the exception of treasurer,
were re-elected to their respective posts.
President Kim McVey won her seat again with 68
votes. There were 11 votes cast in favor of Karen Bell
Vice president Debra Ibasfalean was re-elected
with 77 votes. Molto nominated new member Bill
Miller for vice president, but he declined the nomina-
Von Hahmann did not run again for her position.
Mike Northfield won the seat with 78 votes.
Shore won the seat of secretary with 79 votes.
He is the Manatee County clerk of circuit court and
comptroller, and he oversees the county's historical
Von Hahmann presented the group's financial
report showing a $74,000 net income to date for
Calling all volunteers
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
Preserve is participating in the Great American
Cleanup April 12.
FISH is working with Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful, which sponsors the countywide cleanup.
FISH members are asking volunteers to help
pick up trash and beautify the preserve 9 a.m.-
The FISH Preserve is best accessed from 119th
Street West in Cortez.
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2014. Von Hahmann hadn't completed the statement
for March at the time of the meeting, but estimated it
would bring the net income into the $90,000 range for
the first three months of 2014.
The report showed the Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival brought in close to $100,000.
Von Hahmann also talked about "big ticket items"
members might consider putting money toward. She
mentioned making repairs to the kitchen in the former
church classrooms, the historic cottage and the com-
munity center the former firehouse.
FISH recently paid to have the floors in the former
church, now Fisherman's Hall, redone. Von Hahmann
said the goal with the hall is to make it an event space
for community gatherings.
Another proposed investment was for a fund that
could sustain the organization for one year "if they
didn't make a dime."
Karen Bell, owner of A.P. Bell Fish Co., spoke
about improving the FISH Preserve.
"It's been hurry up and wait this year," she said.
FISH is waiting on $125,000 in grant money
from the Florida Department of Transportation and
the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
According to yon Hahmann, the grants should be
enough to replenish 75 percent of the 100-acre pre-
A plan for improvements based on grants was
developed last year that includes reconnecting tidal
flow, removing invasive species, replanting and put-
ting in four tidal areas. Walkways also are planned to
"What we want is to protect that ecosystem that
Newly elected mem-
bers of the Florida
Institute for Saltwater
Heritage board stand
with president Kim
McVey and newly
Pictured are Plum
S Taylor, left, Doug
r Northfield, Linda
Molto, John Stev-
m bely and Rose Lipke.
1 Islander Photo: Jen-
supports the fishing industry," von Hahmann said.
Sea scout program
Sean Wardell, executive director of FISH's Mari-
time Challenge and Sea Scouts Program, addressed
the group. The Sea Scout program is a year old and,
according to Wardell, has 7-10 regularly attending
members at its weekly meetings.
The program is funded under a bequeath from Jay
Turner and administered by FISH. The money is solely
for running the Sea Scouts.
The fund began with $325,000. According to von
Hahmann, $152,000 remains.
Wardell hopes to launch a pilot program for younger
children this summer. Sea Scouts accepts members age
14-20. Wardell said the scouts have learned so quickly,
he plans to have older scouts teach younger scouts in
the pilot program.
The Sea Scouts learn to identify tools, equipment
and materials used in the boat workshop. They also
learn how to row a boat, sail a traditional small craft
and other nautical skills relevant to maritime heritage
and the traditions of Cortez.
Local maritime traditions, seamanship and
boat building skills are emphasized, along with an
appreciation for the coastal ecosystems surrounding
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 9, 2014 E 9
Shoreline groin replacements play pivotal role at Cortez Beach
By Rick Catlin
Beach renourishment is not the only work to be
done to enhance Anna Maria Island's shoreline this
The next beach improvement project should have
benefits for the island 1 ,_'41.Y, as well as pedestrians
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
Department director Charlie Hunsicker said the crum-
bling groins at Cortez Beach will be removed and
replaced with permeable, adjustable groins designed
by Coastal Planning & Engineering of Boca Raton, the
county's marine engineering firm.
Marine engineer Thomas Pierro of CP&E said the
new groins are based on newer k. v hn, 'b'. since the
current groins at Cortez Beach were constructed in the
Pierro said the replacement groins will be "con-
structed to achieve the intent of the existing structures,
with the advantage of fine-tuning the flow of sand and
water through the groins" by adding or removing units
to extend or shorten the groin "based on the measured
Two such groins were constructed at The Islander
Club condominium on Longboat Key in 2012 under
the supervision of CP&E, Pierro said.
The Longboat groins have been "highly successful
and have undergone the planned adjustment to better
regulate the flow of sand along the coast," he said.
Pierro said the adjustable groin concept has been
modified by CP&E engineers to allow maximum
adjustment of the flow of sand and water to benefit
the adjoining beach areas.
The Islander Key Club allows pedestrians and
anglers to use the groins, but a decision on that issue
at Cortez Beach will be up to Manatee County com-
missioners working with the Bradenton Beach City
Commission, Hunsicker said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said he
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wants to see the design and safety features before ing the estimated cost of the groins. The groins will
taking a position on pedestrians and anglers. be funded with state and county money. The county's
"There's a safety factor involved, and the city com- share will come from the resort tax fund, he said, while
mission would make the decision along with county the state's share will be in the 2014-15 state budget.
commissioners," he said. That budget does not take effect until signed by the
"But if it works on Longboat Key, I hope it might governor, usually in June, Hunsicker said.
work in Bradenton Beach," Shearon said. A marine contractor for the project would be
"We have to wait and see the designs, the safety selected through the county's competitive bidding
features, the city's liability and talk with the county." process, and CP&E marine engineers would supervise
Hunsicker said his department is still research- construction.
Chief releases HBPD monthly report
The Holmes Beach Police Department monthly
report shows there were 44 arrests, 25 traffic crashes
and 224 traffic citations in the city in March.
There was one arrest for attempted homicide and
weapons. Criminal traffic and alcohol-related arrests
topped the list with 12 and 16 respectively.
There were two narcotics and larceny arrests and
three warrant arrests.
Juvenile arrests totaled seven.
HBPD responded to 27 noise complaints, nine
of which were deemed violations.
The HBPD also collected $977 in late payments
from 35 tickets in March.
The department received 27 citizen commenda-
tions for officers and dispatchers.
The Click It or Ticket campaign, which ended
March 15, produced 183 citations in 15 days; 114 for
seat belts, 23 red-lights violations, 12 careless driving
and 12 tag-related actions, 15 for suspended license
and seven tickets for miscellaneous offenses.
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with black-tie gala
Preparing for that certain sing-along with Bertie
Higgins at An Island Affaire? Brush up on the chorus
to "Key Largo" and revisit the video on YouTube.
Higgins, a native of Tarpon Springs who had a hit
with the single in the 1980s, is scheduled to perform at
An Island Affaire Just Another Day in Paradise
Saturday, April 12.
Executive director Dawn Stiles said the
center borrowed the title of the gala from
Higgins' pop album, "Just Another Day in
Paradise." "The name seems so appropriate fi
our island and community center," she said.
The event is a benefit for the Anna Mai Ii
Island Community Center, which will transfoi in
the center gym into a ballroom for the o, ,-a-
The event will begin with a VIP partN aL 5'
p.m., a Champagne reception at 6 p.m., and di mii.,
and dancing to follow at the center, 407 Maiin 'liia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Harry's Continental Kitchens of Longboat Key
will cater dinner.
The evening includes the performance by Higgins,
an open bar, raffles and a silent auction with a range
Tickets are $175 for dinner and the Champagne
Booksigning at Relish
Children's author John Moher will sign his book,
Si ,/l/.., The Real Story of the Tooth Fairy," 2-4
p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Relish Cafe, 503 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Moher also has a coloring book
available. Islander Courtesy Photo
City field site of weekend
Island CityFest opens Friday, April 11, with an
MC, live music by local bands and a performance by
the Flying Wallendas.
Hours for the first night of the celebration pre-
sented by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce will be 5-10 p.m.
The event will take place at city field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Entertainment scheduled for April 11, includes
emcee and singer-songwriter Mike Sales, Renegade
and Scott's Garage, in addition to the Wallendas' high-
The entertainment on Saturday, April 12, includes
emcee Chris Grumley, Can't Turn Left, Jesse Sliger,
Mike Sales and Restless Natives, Koko Ray and the
Keepers and Shotgun Justice, as well as the Wallen-
The Saturday hours will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
In addition to the entertainment, the chamber has
lined up food and beverage vendors, booked a clas-
sic car show, arranged for a children's play zone and
registered artists and craftspeople.
The chamber also has a growing list of sponsors,
including The Islander newspaper.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
A detailfrom an
album by Bertie
1 ill be perform-
April 12, at the
reception, and $250 for the VIP party, reception and
The announced RSVP date for the gala was April
4, but Stiles said some seats were left and sponsorships
were still being offered. "This is our biggest event of
the year and our largest fundraiser," Stiles said.
She added, "Patronage and support of this event
supports the center's mission to provide a safe, whole-
some environment for kids, teenagers and adults."
For tickets and more information, call 941-778-
Center gains $5,000 grant
Anna Maria Island Community Center recently
received a $5,000 grant to help those seeking counsel-
ing through the family foundations program.
The Lawrence E. Ruf Charitable Fund of the Man-
atee Community Foundation provided the grant.
A statement from the center said, "Thanks to
MCF's generous help, the community center will be
able to ease the financial strain on parents and chil-
dren working through divorce, behavioral issues,
substance abuse, kinship support and many other life
For more info, call the center at 941-778-1908.
Studio to host art reception
"Cuba A% ,ikc.i_ ." an exhibit featuring con-
temporary and folk art from eastern Cuba, con-
tinues though April 23 at the Studio at Gulf and
Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. A reception
for the public will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 11.
Two years of planning went into bringing
the exhibit featuring more than 50 original
pieces from Cuba to the Anna Maria gallery.
For more information, call the Studio at 941-778-
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Galleries, shops welcome art walkers
The final Holmes Beach Art Walk of the 2014
season will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April
11, in downtown Holmes Beach.
Restless Natives, 5314 Marina Drive.
Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive.
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Beach Life AMI, 5337 Gulf Drive.
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island throughout
April is highlighting the work of photographer Marga-
ret Kelley -especially her wildlife images.
A reception for the exhibit at the gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,
April 11, and coincide with the ArtWalk in downtown
Kelley has been taking photographs for more than
40 years, starting with a handed-down Miranda and
Kodak enlarger. One of her favorite devices over the
years was a plastic camera that always delivered a
"surprise of lighting and focus," she said in a news
Kelley studied photography at Northern Virginia
Community College and has taken photographs around
the world, with some of her work collected into books
In Florida, she's focused on waterbirds.
For more information, call the Artists' Guild Gal-
lery at 941-778-6694.
Walking 1-mile in their shoes
People attending the Family Fun Walk benefiting
homeless children and their families crowd the regis
tration table March 5 at Coquina Beach in Braden-
ton Beach. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive.
Libby's Island Jewelry, 5337 Gulf Drive.
SteamDesign, 5343 Gulf Drive.
Arts for the Earth, 5345 Gulf Drive.
Fukinsei Art Lab, 5437 Gulf Drive.
Stir-It-Up, 5306 Holmes Blvd.
Island Tattoo, 5306 Holmes Blvd.
For more information, call the Artists' Guild Gal-
lery at 941-778-6694.
IGW features Alcorn's
gyotaku fish prints
April at Island Gallery West brings a focus on
the work of local artist Brenda Alcorn, who creates
gyotaku fish prints.
The Holmes Beach gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive,
will feature Alcorn as its artist of the month in April
and host a reception for the public and the artist
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11.
The event coincides with the Artwalk in down-
town Holmes Beach the final in the winter series
Alcorn works in watercolor, acrylics, nature print-
ing and photography, but she says the art of gyotaku is
especially attractive to her.
For more information, go online to www.island-
gallerywest.com or call IGW at 941-778-6648.
St. Stephens, AMIAL
partner for exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host
a reception for its third annual Visual Arts Con-
servatory Distinction Exhibit during the ArtWalk
in downtown Holmes Beach.
The reception will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 11, at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
The exhibit features the work of senior stu-
dents in the visual arts program at St. Stephen's in
Bradenton. The students, to enter the exhibit, must
earn the visual arts conservatory distinction at
graduation. Such a distinction involves completing
at least five visual arts courses, with at least one at
the advanced level, or at least four courses, with
at least one at the honors level. Students also must
complete workshops for their courses, including
programs in drawing and ceramics.
Students graduating with the distinction -
and featured at AMIAL include Lauren Biach,
Chelsea Burgess, Megan Carr, Nikki Cronen,
Kayla Hayes, Jacqueline Perron, Eric Roberts,
Kirsten Samuels, Christina Taylor, Gera Versfeld,
Tiffany Yoon and Zhuo Zhao.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-
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Wednesday, April 9
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Thursday, April 10
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Friday, April 11
5-10 p.m. Island CityFest, city field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
5:30-7:30 p.m.- Downtown Holmes Beach Artwalk,
various venues, Gulf and Marina drives, Holmes Beach.
5:30-7:30 p.m. -Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island
reception with Margaret Kelley, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
5:30-7:30 p.m. --Island Gallery West reception with
Brenda Alcorn, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
5:30-7:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Art League St.
Stephen's Visual Arts Conservatory Distinction Exhibit,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
6-8 p.m.-"Cuba Awakening" reception, the Studio
at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
7:54 p.m. Official sunset time.
Saturday, April 12
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers
Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Outdoor Church Yard Sale, Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Island CityFest, city field, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
11 a.m. -Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 chil-
dren's Easter party, island lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Braden-
ton Beach. Reservations required by April 8. Information:
2-4 p.m. Children's author John Moher book-sign-
ing, Relish Cafe, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
5 p.m. -An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee
applies. Information: 941-778-1908.
7:54 p.m. Official sunset time.
Sunday, April 13
Today is Palm Sunday.
7:55 p.m. Official sunset time.
Monday, April 14
Today is Passover.
7:55 p.m. Official sunset time.
Tuesday, April 15
7:56 p.m. Official sunset time.
Wednesday, April 16
7:56 p.m. Official sunset time.
Wednesday, April 9
9:30 a.m. -Aging in Paradise Resource Center semi-
nar on estate planning and wills, Longboat Island Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-
Noon Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players lunch
and meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave.,
Bradenton. Fee applies. Information and reservations: 941-
Friday, April 11
6 p.m. Music in the Park with Kristopher James,
Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: wwwreali-
Saturday, April 12
9 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American
Cleanup, countywide. Information: 941-795-8272.
12:30 p.m. Cortez Historical Society community
picnic and potluck, Miller dock, next to Star Fish Co.,
12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: 248-894-
2-5 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum Sweet and
Salty celebration, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. Legacy of Valor Campaign USO Style
Show, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.
Sunday, April 13
2 p.m. The Victory Belles concert, Manatee Per-
forming Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
*April 18, Good Friday.
April 19, Sandbar Restaurant egg hunt, Anna Maria.
April 20, Easter.
April 22, Earth Day.
April 25, National Arbor Day.
April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Save the date
May 3, Food and Wine on Pine, Anna Maria.
May 17-18, Relay for Life of AMI, Coquina Beach.
June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.
June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game,
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of season ahead U
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will set sail for
Coquina Beach early Saturday, April 12, to set up the .
final Thieves Market of the season.
The privateers will host vendors selling flea market.. ,
items, arts and crafts, antiques and household goods at S.R
the beach in south Bradenton Beach.',.
Shoppers also may find produce, as well as lunch
and breakfast items, including grilled hamburgers and
hot dogs and barbecue near the Privateers' ship. ..
Hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. "
For more information, including vendor details, .
contact Dan Hill at 941-812-8318 or danuhillibilly@
Calendar of ongoing events, activities
*April 10-27, "Greater Tuna," Manatee Players, Manatee Perform-
ing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
April 11-May 7, St. Stephens Visual Arts Third Conservatory
Exhibit, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
Through Easter, Lenten Soup Suppers, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
*Through April 23, Cuba Awakening exhibit, contemporary and folk
art from Eastern Cuba, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.
Through April, Music in the Park, Bradenton Riverwalk, water-
front, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.
Through May 15, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
Through May 24, Embracing Our Differences outdoor art exhibit,
Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-
First Wednesdays, 1:15p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meets,
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bra-
denton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Thursday, 1 p.m., Coffee and Conversation for Seniors, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
*Third Thursdays, 10a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., guardian ad litem, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Last Thursdays, Seaside Quilters, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212.
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. Information:
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Family Fun Night, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
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 meet-
ing, 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.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime
Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County Junior
Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Pal-
metto. Information: 941-376-0110.
Sunday, through April 27,10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market,
107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.
Monday, 12:30 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Informa-
Monday, 6 p.m., open gym basketball, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Informa-
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting,
Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
Folks enjoy "Buck-An-
Ear" corn at the January
t Thieves Market hosted by
the Anna Maria Island
Privateers at the city field
in Holmes Beach. The
final market of the season
will take place at Coquina
Beach in Bradenton
lBeach Saturday, April 12.
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Gloria Dei holding yard sale
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is seeking dona-
tions, vendors and customers for its annual yard
The event will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
day, April 12, at the church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Donations can be left at the church fellowship
hall April 10- 11.
Vendors can rent a space at the sale for $10-
Customers will find yard sale items, as well
as food and crafts.
For more information, call 941- 778- 1813.
St. Bernard sale set
Got some freed-up space for new goodies in
the cozy cottage after a weekend of spring clean-
St. Bernard Catholic Church will hold a two-
day rummage sale the last one of the season
Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26.
The sale will take place 9 a.m.-noon both days
at the church hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
An announcement promised "kitchen items
and clothes at real great prices" plus coffee and
For more information, call Cornelia Zanetti at
Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton.
Tuesday, 10 a.m., children's storytime, 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. Information:
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202.
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Island observes Easter with sunrise service on the beach
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island's 50th
annual Easter Sunrise Service will take place at 6:30
a.m. Sunday, April 20, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The annual service draws more than 1,000 people
to the beach.
The Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will be open
at 6 a.m. for the early worship. Also, the island trolley
will be in operation at 6 a.m.
Organizers suggest attendees bring blankets and
chairs for seating and comfort, because the beach is
often chilly at dawn.
The Rev. Sung Lee of Roser Memorial Community
Church will deliver the invocation.
The Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church will deliver the morning's sermon,
titled "Good News."
The Revs. Dee Ann de Montmollin of the Episco-
pal Church of Annunciation and Rosemary Backer of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will share Easter Scrip-
The Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe Fellowship will
give the offertory prayer and the Rev. Michael Mullen
of St. Bernard Catholic Church will give the benedic-
Daniel Paul Anzaldo, accompanied by Drew
Thomas will provide the music.
Collections at the service are shared among the six
island churches and support charitable work in Mana-
For more information, call Kiwanis president
David Miner at 941-748-8122.
Other dates in the Easter season: Palm Sunday is
April 13. Maundy Thursday is April 17. Good Friday
is April 18.
Holy Week observances are planned at each of the
island's six churches, which work through All Island
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
The sunrise Easter service at the Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, begins
at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Islander File
Palm Sunday service will be at 9 a.m.
A Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m.
Easter service will be at 9 a.m.
For information, call 941-778-0719.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The church will celebrate Palm Sunday with
Eucharists at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Holy Week begins with Stations of the Cross at
5:30 p.m. April 14-16.
There will be a Maundy Thursday service, includ-
ing the washing of feet, at 7 p.m. April 17. After the
service, the Vigil in the Garden will begin.
At noon April 18, the Good Friday service begins
with meditations on the Seven Last Words by members
of the parish, both clergy and lay.
On Easter Sunday, the first service of Holy Eucha-
rist Rite I, begins at 7:30 a.m. There will be a Festival
Eucharist Rite II with music at 9 a.m.
After that service, there will be telling of the Easter
story and an Easter egg hunt about 10:15 a.m.
The final service is another Festival Eucharist Rite
II with music at 11 a.m.
For information, call 941-778-1638.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
The weekend of Palm/Passion Sunday, there will
be a service at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and 9:30 a.m.
On Holy Thursday there will be Communion and
stripping of the altar at 7 p.m.
There will be a noon service and a 7 p.m. Tenebrae
(Service of Darkness) on Good Friday.
On Easter Sunday, there will be festival worship
at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Between the Easter services, the church will serve
brunch and hold an Easter egg hunt.
For information, call 941-778-1813.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
According to the website, service on Sundays will
be at 9:30 a.m.
For information, call 941-779-1912.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
The church will hold Palm Sunday services at 9
a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and featuring the
choir and children in a palm processional.
On Maundy Thursday, there will be a 7 p.m. ser-
vice in the chapel a celebration of the Lord's Supper
and special music by flautist Mary Deur.
On Good Friday, there will be a noon service
in the chapel, with special music by violinist Alissa
On Easter Sunday, there will be 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
services in the sanctuary. Attendees are asked to bring
a flower to place on the cross.
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The fare-free island trolley operated by the
Manatee County Area Transit will maintain its
normal operating hours on Easter Sunday, which
is April 20.
An MCAT press notice stated trolleys will
depart at 6 a.m. Easter Sunday from both ends
of the trolley route. The north end bus leaves the
Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria and the south
end bus from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Both are scheduled to arrive at about 6:15 a.m. at
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island has
an Easter Sunday sunrise service at the beach that
will begin at 6:30 a.m.
The trolleys will make regular stops along the
route that morning.
MCAT said the two trolleys will park south
of the designated public beach trolley stop during
services to minimize noise from idling engines.
The trolleys will then be available to return wor-
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Island celebrates with egg hunts, bonnet contest
One of the first events of the Easter season will
be hosted by the Women of the Moose Chapter 1601
Saturday, April 12. The party, including a visit with
the Easter bunny, takes place at the Moose Lodge in
Reservations were required by April 8.
The Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will
host the 28th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. Satur-
day, April 19.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30
a.m. and the Easter Bunny will greet children.
After the hunt, the Easter Bunny will lead chil-
dren on a parade from the restaurant to other festivi-
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Music by Chuck Caudill.
Snacks and refreshments provided by the Sand-
bar Restaurant and Anna Maria Donuts.
An Easter bonnet contest for kids and adults.
The adult grand prize is a stay at Anna Maria Guest
Houses. Other prizes include golf cart, kayak and bike
rentals from Beach Bums. Children can win lunch with
friends at the Sandbar, a bike rental from Beach Bums
or a chocolate Easter bunny.
Photos with the Easter Bunny will be taken by
Dara Caudill of Island Photography.
For more, call Tina Fusaro at 941-778-8710.
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Dragon boater, center preparing pilot program
Load the boat.
And take it away.
Dragon boat enthusiast Melinda Bradway is work-
ing with the Anna Maria Island Community Center to
launch a pilot program.
The islander said she introduced the concept of
dragon boating on the island and found enthusiasm at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Paddling a dragon boat, she said, is "totally differ-
ent from ki\ ikin,_'. crew and canoeing."
She and some others on the island newbies to
the sport recently competed in the inaugural dragon
boat festival in Bradenton.
"I am so proud of how well we did, considering
some people had only had one or two practices before
race day," Bradway said. "And during the race day,
we had at least 15 people of all ages women and
men asking if they could try it out and join our fun
team. How wonderful is that?"
Now Bradway hopes to advance participation in
the sport, with a pilot program this spring and a full
program next fall.
An Islander Q&A with Melinda Bradway.
The Islander: How did you get interested in dragon
boat racing? The boats aren't as easy to come by as
kayaks or paddleboards.
Melinda Bradway: My life changed when I started
dragon boating seven years ago on the Dragon Fire
team, which is in Hartford, Conn. The camaraderie
and friendships that have grown over the years have
filled my life with such joy. ...
It took me at least three years of paddling to really
know what I was doing. The beauty of this sport is
working together, enjoying nature and being on the
water no matter if it is a lake, river or a bay. You meet
people from all over the world when you go to races
and make long-lasting friendships.
The Islander: Do you have to have a large team
to compete in dragon boat racing?
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company running the festivals brings boats, staff and
steerspeople. So, you bring your home team of at least
20 to participate in the race.
The Islander: Not being too familiar with the sport,
what are the skills or attributes to doing well?
MB: My favorite motto is "Paddle Strong, Live
Long!" It is a healthy, fun way of staying in shape and
having fun with friends along the way. Many of us
raised our kids, are either in our careers or wrapping
them up and looking for something fulfilling to fill that
void. Dragon boat paddling is what really has brought
me so much joy.
Eventually a team can get very competitive if it
wants to, but truly the fun is about growing and shar-
ing this fun sport, about being a community of people
who want to be on the water, have fun, enjoy nature
and get some great exercise. Did you know this is the
fastest-growing water sport in the world?
The Islander: You have plans to expand the sport
on the island. Can you talk more about that?
MB: I have such a vision for this sport on our
beautiful island. Not only growing one team but many
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Paddlers with an Anna Maria Island
team prepare to compete in the inau-
gural Bradenton Dragon Boat Festival
on the Manatee River in late March.
Mary Zion is the drummer, the paddlers
include Carol Patterson and Lauri Fern
in row one; Kathy Granstad and Gail
McCall in row two; Jennifer Downs in
row four; Melinda Bradway and Debi
Visel in row five; Juanita Nay and Sandy
Oates in row six; Julie Nurnberger
in row seven; and Maddy Freshwater
and Benita Zarr in row eight. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Melinda Bradway
different teams of all different ages. I see an opportu-
nity to turn young folks onto this sport so they push
away from their video games.
My belief is if you build it, they will come. And
this is not limited to just residents of our island. The
closest programs are in Punta Gorda and Tampa. So
what a perfect opportunity for those closer to us on
Anna Maria Island to join our program.
The Islander: What does the pilot program cost?
MB: I'm working with the center. The pilot pro-
gram will run April 17-May 22. The cost will be $25
for the entire pilot program or $10 per practice or a
trial. We will start our annual program in September.
The Islander: For those who want to paddle in
paradise, what should they do next?
MB: For more details on the AMI dragon boat pro-
gram, please contact me at 941-462-2626. Registration
is starting now. We already have 40 interested people.
So, the sooner people sign up, the better.
Bradway expected to post practice times which
will be influenced by the tides at the center April
7, after The Islander went to press. Practices will
take place at the Holmes Beach boat launch at 63rd
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community groups and school clubs on Saturday,
April 12, for the Great American Cleanup.
The event, part of a global campaign to clean up
litter and debris, will take place at various locations
in Manatee County.
Volunteers will begin work at 9 a.m., reporting
to stations at:
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Kingfish Boat Ramp, State Road 64/Manatee
Avenue, Holmes Beach.
FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road W.,
Terra Ceia on U.S. 19 at the northwest corner
of the bridge by Crab Trap I.
Historic Wares Creek at Bradenton Woman's
Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Jigg's Landing on the Braden River by State
Road 70 and Linger Lodge Road.
Palmetto City Hall, 518 Eighth Ave., Pal-
Also, volunteers with KMB's Adopt-A-Road
program will be cleaning their areas that morning.
For more information, call 941-795-8272 or
email keep@ manateebeautiful. com.
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The Anna Maria Garden Club held its annual
Penny Flower Show March 19, offering flower fans
an opportunity to vote for favorite arrangements -
with pennies instead of ballots.
The show, which took place at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
resulted in the awarding of ribbons for placing first,
second and third in various categories.
The winners were:
The Little Mermaid, Clare Faner, first; Sue
Vilord, second; Jean Taylor, third.
Peter Pan, Georgia Simon, first; Marilyn Shirley,
Pinocchio, Ginger Huhn, first; Bev McCarthy,
second; Geri Cannon, third.
Snow White, Ginger Wyss, first, Rene Pollock,
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The Man in the Moon, Clare Faner, first; Peggy
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call Huhn at 937-206-9673.
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Sunday, April 13.
Tickets for the trio's concert are $19 and available
at the ticket office at 941-748-5875.
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Cortez plans potluck
Paprika the deviled eggs and head out to the Cortez
Community Potluck Picnic Saturday, April 12, in the
historic fishing village.
The event will begin at about 12:30 p.m. at the
Miller dock next to Star Fish Company, 12306 46th
Ave., W., Cortez.
The event also will feature an art exhibit and perfor-
mance by students at the Manatee School of the Arts.
The Cortez Historical Society will host the picnic,
with A.P. Bell Fish Co. providing the fried mackerel.
People are invited to bring a dish to share.
For more information, call Kris Martinez at 248-
Sweet, salty celebration set
The Florida Maritime Museum is serving up a
sweet and salty celebration Saturday, April 12.
The event, 2-5 p.m. on the museum grounds, will
feature a sundae bar with Tyler's Ice Cream, as well
as "unlimited" popcorn, nautical Twister and other
games, a photo booth and musical entertainment.
The event is a fundraiser for the museum, 4415
119th St. W., Cortez.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children.
For more information, email Nash at amara.nash@
manateeclerk.com or call 941-708-6120.
Causeway site of April 12
De Soto bottleboat regatta
The De Soto Heritage Festival continues with the
bottleboat regatta on the Palma Sola Causeway, Sat-
urday, April 12.
Racers and fans will want to be on the causeway
before 10 a.m., and anyone traveling to or from Anna
Maria Island might want to avoid the race area.
The race will feature students, friends and co-
workers competing on boats built on plastic bottles
and propelled using only paddles.
The race will end about 2 p.m.
The festival continues with the children's parade
and party in the park in Palmetto Friday, April 18;
Easter sunrise service in Bradenton Sunday, April 20;
fashion show in Bradenton, Tuesday, April 22; the fes-
tival ball, Friday, April 25; a 5K run, Saturday, April
26, and the grand parade, Saturday, April 26.
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2 BBPD officers injured while making arrest
By Merab-Michal Favorite
Police arrested a Bradenton woman March 29 after
she allegedly bit one Bradenton Beach Police officer
'and caused another to break his hand
while placing her in custody.
Katlin Marie Pettigrew, 22, faces
S charges of resisting arrest with vio-
lence, disorderly intoxication and two
counts of assault on a law enforce-
Pettigrew ment officer after her alleged erratic
behavior sent the officers to the emer-
Around 11 p.m., BBPD responded to reports of a
fight in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
When officers arrived, about 50-75 people were
standing in front of Sports Lounge observing a verbal
altercation between Pettigrew and a man, according to
the police report.
BBPD Sgt. James Gill reported he told Pettigrew
to stop yelling and to sit on the curb so officers could
assess the situation, but Pettigrew, who appeared intox-
icated, acted aggressively toward Gill.
When he tried to restrain her, she swung her arms
erratically and yelled obscenities, the report said.
At that point, Officer John Tsakiri aided Gill by
grabbing Pettigrew's other arm, and she bit his right
bicep, according to the report.
The officers reported they took Pettigrew to the
ground and put one handcuff on her, but had trouble
placing the other cuff on her wrist because she was
At some point, Gill's hand was broken.
Many spectators were taking video of the incident,
the report said.
When the two officers tried to lift Pettigrew, she
again began kicking and screaming and required fur-
ther restraint before she could be placed in the patrol
West Manatee Fire Rescue and Emergency Medi-
cal Service were called to treat Tsakiri's bite. However,
while medics were treating him, Pettigrew escaped
from one handcuff and smashed her head against the
window of the patrol car.
Pettigrew was pepper-sprayed and re-cuffed, the
She was treated by EMS for a facial laceration.
After Pettigrew was controlled, Tsakiri noticed
abrasions to his knee and that the sole of his shoe had
been ripped off.
Witnesses told police that Pettigrew bit at least two
other people inside the bar and also punched several
EMS transported both officers and Pettigrew to
Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
During the trip, Pettigrew said she had been cel-
ebrating because she got a new job.
She was cleared of any injuries and was taken to
the Manatee County jail where she remained on $8,620
bond. Her arraignment will take place at 9 a.m. Friday,
April 25, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Island police blotter two relatives.
March 13, 100 block of Hammock Road, inci-
dent investigation. A real estate business reported to
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office that a home for
sale was falsely listed as "for rent" on Craigslist.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
March 30, 1900 block of Gulf Drive North,
simple battery. A 17-year-old was arrested by a Bra-
denton Beach Police Officer after allegedly pushing
March 27, 2300 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. A
34-year-old Bradenton woman faces a DUI charge
after she rear-ended a SUV around 1:30 a.m. She
refused sobriety tests but was allegedly intoxicated.
She recorded .274 and .27 on two Breathalyzer tests
conducted at the Manatee County jail. She also was
issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.
March 14, 111 Gulf Drive, Bridge Street Bistro,
disturbance. A man and woman were issued trespass
warnings after allegedly causing a disturbance and
refusing to leave.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
March 21, 100 block of Cortez Road, incident
investigation. A motorist reached a speed of 70 mph
on Cortez Road trying to avoid his wife, who was
following him in another vehicle. An MSCO deputy
conducted a traffic stop and asked the man to call
a friend to come pick him up because he smelled
of alcohol. The wife, who arrived on the scene, was
asked to go home. The vehicle driven by the man was
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
March 28, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, incident
investigation. Holmes Beach Police called for assis-
tance from the MCSO after a citizen reported seeing
a suspicious backpack under a bench and unknown
liquid had leaked from the pack. A K-9 unit and on-
call bomb tech were called to the scene. However, they
soon learned the backpack only contained an empty
vodka bottle and plastic cups.
March 21, 300 block of Clark Drive, incident
investigation. The MSCO responded to HBPD to
assist with a reported homemade firearm made of PVC
March 21, 5315 Gulf Drive, Eat Here, theft. A
white iPhone was stolen from the hostess stand at the
March 20, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, crimi-
nal mischief. An unknown suspect vandalized a home,
breaking an umbrella in the front yard and throwing
it into the water. The suspect also damaged a plastic
pink flamingo and smashed a porcelain mushroom.
March 16, 200 block of 35th Street, bike theft.
An unknown man walked up to the front porch of a
home and took a white and pink bicycle with a basket
on the front. The victim took a video of the man riding
the bike down the street.
March 16, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix Super
Market, theft. Two suspects stole a box of fried
chicken and a bottle of wine from the store around 2
p.m. According to the police report, the two suspects
were found "actively consuming the chicken" in the
rear of the store and were issued a notice to appear and
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
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By Merab-Michal Favorite
A 57-year-old homeless man was in intensive care
suffering from internal bleeding after he fell backward
on a bed of rocks during a fight April 1.
Sean Kemmerow, said to be homeless in Braden-
ton Beach, was transported to Black
Medical Center in Bradenton around
9:30 p.m. April 1 after he suffered a
laceration on the back of his head and
bleeding from his brain, according to
the police report.
Walker Terry Walker, 54, also listed as
homeless in Bradenton Beach, faces a
charge of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm
after a witness identified him as the primary aggressor
during the altercation, the report said.
When Bradenton Beach police officers arrived at
the scene in the 200 block of Bridge Street, they saw
Walker sitting on a bench, holding a blood-soaked
Walker had a laceration under his left eye consis-
tent with being punched.
Police found Kemmerow on a bed of rocks. He
was unconscious, with blood coming from his ears and
the back of his head.
Walker told police he and Kemmerow were drink-
ing beer when they began arguing. He said Kemmerow
threw the first punch and he defended himself by hit-
ting Kemmerow three times.
"We were just two drunks fighting and it got out
of hand," Walker said.
The witness reported seeing Walker hit Kemme-
row, but did not see Kemmerow punch Walker in the
Michelle Morgan, marketing and public relations
coordinator for Blake Medical Center, did not return
phone calls from The Islander regarding Kemmerow's
Walker, at press time, was being held at the Mana-
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 9, 2014 0 21
Woman dives from pier, escapes police
By Merab-Michal Favorite
A handcuffed Holmes Beach woman was arrested
March 28 after she escaped from police custody by
running on the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton
Beach and jumping into the water.
S- Rani Kristina Thurman, 33, is
facing a charge of escape and three
counts of contempt of court for not
j answering a court summons.
An officer had made contact with
Thurman on Bridge Street around 1
Thurman a.m. after learning there was an out-
standing warrant for her arrest.
She was placed in handcuffs but took off running
before the officer could get her into the patrol car,
according to a police report.
Thurman allegedly ran onto the pier and adjacent
floating dinghy dock and jumped into the water to
BBPD officers yelled several times for her to stop,
before Officer John Tsakiri gave chase, jumping in the
water after her, the report said.
However, Tsakiri was unable to locate Thurman.
BBPD called in the aid of the U.S. Coast Guard
from the Cortez station and conducted a search of sev-
eral boats anchored nearby.
The clothes Thurman had been wearing were found
on one sailboat, while she was located on another boat,
the report said.
Thurman told officers she had nothing to lose. As
they took her into custody, she said, "I could've gotten
tee County jail on a $5,000 bond.
His arraignment hearing will be held at 9 a.m.
Friday, April 25, at the Manatee County Judicial
Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
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This isn't the first time Thurman has evaded law
enforcement. She has a history of violating probation
and not answering court summons, according to court
Thurman's contempt of court charges relate to a
case that has been reopened after she failed to appear
for a March 19 hearing at the Manatee County Judicial
She was originally charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest in 2012 after
two Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies were
injured while trying to pry a broken crack pipe from
The MCSO said Thurman was walking in the 2600
block of 13th Street West in Bradenton when MCSO
deputies stopped her for not using the sidewalk.
When deputies asked if she had anything on her,
she said "no," then emptied her pockets revealing a
small glass pipe, according to the report.
Thurman attempted to flee, but fell down and
broke the pipe.
She was convicted March 28, 2013.
As of Islander press time, Thurman remained in
custody at the Manatee County jail on a $30,000 bond.
Her arraignment is scheduled for 8:20 a.m., April 29
at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria sub-
station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police,
941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-
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Jeanette Cashman, 86, of Holmes Beach, died
A memorial Mass was to be celebrated at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Mrs. Cashman is survived by daughter Nancy and
husband Joe Branka; sons Peter and wife Suzanne,
Steve and wife Mary Jane and Paul; and five grand-
Rowland Peek Shannon Sr.
Rowland Peek Shannon Sr., "Rowpeek," 58, of
Bradenton, died April 2. He was born March 30, 1956,
in Bradenton to Joseph E. and Eugenia "Gene" (Ray-
Mr. Shannon was a lifelong resident of Bradenton,
and a 1974 graduate of Manatee High School where
he was senior class president. He continued his studies
at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where he
majored in music.
Growing up, he helped his father at Shannon
Funeral Home. He was the owner of AdSpecialties
Incentives in Bradenton for many years, and later
worked as an account executive for Tasco/Halo-
Mr. Shannon was a member of the First Presby-
terian Church of Bradenton, president and founder of
the Manatee County Native Club, member of the De
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a former member of the Bradenton Yacht Club and the
Manatee County Historical Society. He also was an
avid hunter and fisherman.
The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday,
April 6, at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel,
5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A celebration of
life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, at the
chapel with interment to follow at Fogartyville Cem-
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mana-
tee County Historical Society, 4501 Manatee Ave. W.,
No. 234, Bradenton FL 34209-3952. Condolences for
the family may be made online at www.shannonfuner-
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cathi
(Schenk); children Rowland P. Jr., Ryan J. and Cierra
E., all of Bradenton, mother Gene, brother J. Ray of
Bradenton; sisters Sally and husband Bill McGill of
Braselton, Ga., and Katherine Ann of Bradenton; and
many extended family members and friends.
Mary Rita 'Marita' Shofstall
Mary Rita "Marita" Shofstall, 91, of Holmes
Beach, died March 11. She was born May 5, 1922,
to Florence (Boivin) and John Norton of Dearborn,
She attended the University of Michigan. On Dec.
12, 1942, she married John "Jack" D. Shofstall, an
aviation cadet. Following his career in the service, they
settled in Bradenton and, subsequently, Holmes Beach
Mrs. Shofstall collected antiques and opened a
shop in Bradenton, remaining active as an antique
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dealer for 30 years. She enjoyed bridge, reading and
travel in the United States and abroad. Favorite places
included Germany, England, Japan, Hong Kong and
She enjoyed being an "islander" and entertaining
family and friends.
A service was held March 31 at the Sarasota
National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made
to the Westminster Towers and Shores, 1533 Fourth
Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
Mrs. Shofstall is survived by daughters Linda
Guard and Susan Busch; grandchildren Christo-
pher Guard, Melissa Busch Putnam, Rob Busch and
Meaghan Busch; great-grandchildren Jack and McK-
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AME enrolls kinder kids
Round up the young 'uns.
Anna Maria Elementary School is enrolling
Parents can call or go to the front office in the
lobby of the school. Administrators will be giving
tours of the school and collecting registration infor-
mation until June 9, the last day of the 2013-14 school
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he club, call the library at 941-778-
2 p.m. Friday, April 11, second-grade Great American
Cleanup on campus.
Friday, April 11, Kiwanis Club grandparents' picnic lunch,
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
*9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, fire drill.
Tuesday, April 18, no school.
April 22-30, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test-
5-6 p.m. Monday, April 24, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.
6-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, first-grade play, AME audito-
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, fifth-grade grandpar-
ents' end of the year picnic, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.
8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, speech contest.
5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.
6-7 p.m. Tuesday April 29, first-grade play, AME audito-
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more
information, call 941-708-5525.
Attention: Parents, teachers, friends ofAME, submit
school news email@example.com
Wednesday, April 16
Breakfast: Eggs and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Chicken Quesadilla,
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad, Baked Sweet Potato
Fries, Cucumber Slices with Dip and Applesauce
Thursday, April 17
Breakfast: Sausage Patty on a Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Lasagna Rolls, Chef Salad
with Egg, Roll, Steamed Garlic and Herb Green Beans, Baby
Carrots, Fresh Fruit Cup and Birthday Ice Cream Cup.
Friday, April 18
Good Friday, no school.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Monday, April 21
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Hot Dog, Grilled Cheese, Chef Salad with Egg, Tomato
Soup, Baked Vegetarian Beans and Mixed Fruit Cocktail.
Tuesday, April 22
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Breadstick,
Steamed Broccoli, Vegetarian Garden Salad with Egg, Mini
Romaine Salad and Peaches.
Wednesday, April 23
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and Whole Grain
Lunch: Maxx Sticks and Marinara Sauce, Popcorn, Roll,
Chicken Caesar Salad, Roasted Veggies, Cucumber Slices
with Dip and Strawberry Cup.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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Duffy's Tavern Eagles take 18-plus Super Bowl win
By Kevin Cassidy
Last week's season-ending action in the Anna
Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football
League saw fourth-seeded Duffy's Tavern Eagles upset
No. 2 seed Slim's Place Bears 41-34 in the March 19
semifinal matchup. Duffy's then proceeded to a 41-28
victory over second-seed Beach to Bay Construction
Dolphins April 2 to capture the 18-and-over division
Super Bowl trophy.
Quarterback Chris Gillum wrote the story for the
Eagles, completing 21 of 26 passes for 294 yards and
six touchdown passes. Chad Woods was his most effec-
tive target, finishing with five catches for 101 yards and
three touchdowns, while Jodi Jester made the most of
her four catches two went for touchdowns and one
was good for an extra point.
Chris Muldoon finished with seven catches for 80
yards including a touchdown, a two-point conversion
and an extra point reception. Jason Vancleve, who
completed the scoring with an extra point, finished
with seven catches for 77 yards. He also added an
interception on defense to go along with five flag pulls
Jonathan Moss and Ryan Moss both had big games
for the Dolphins. Jonathan completed seven of seven
passes for 119 yards and two touchdown passes, while
also catching three passes for 37 yards and two touch-
Florida Discount Signs & Wraps
Matt Ray, Monica Simpson and Ray Gardner show
off their trophy after winning the adult volleyball
league championship April 2 at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Courtesy
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down receptions. Meanwhile, Ryan added 10 comple-
tions for 118 yards and three touchdown passes in
addition to five receptions for 94 yards and a pair of
touchdown receptions. Shawn Kaleta completed the
scoring for the Dolphins with a touchdown reception
and three extra points to go along with six catches for
73 yards in the loss.
Jeff Walker paced the Dolphin defense with six
flag pulls in defeat.
The Dolphins advanced to the Super Bowl in
a 28-26 victory March 19 over Agnelli Pool & Spa
Florida Discount Signs 'wraps' volleyball title
The winter 2014 adult volleyball season at the
center came to an end April 2 with a one-day playoff
among the league's three teams.
Florida Discount Signs & Wraps defeated South-
ern Greens 25-10, 23-25 and 25-10 in the semifinal
before setting its sites on top-seeded Duncan Real
Estate, which earned a bye into the finals on placing
first in the regular season.
Florida Discount Signs won in straight sets,
although the games were close, 25-20 and 25-16, to
claim the trophy and, of course, bl_''ili,- rights.
Key Royale golf news
After a two-week hiatus due to rainy weather, 60
women league got out for a nine-hole, par-three only
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Chris Muldoon, Jodi
Jester, Eddie Her-
Fnandez and Chris
Gillum pose with the
team' s Super Bowl
trophy after a 4 1-28
victory April 2 over
Beach to Bay Con-
round of golf in four flights at the Key Royale Club in
Sue Little carded an impressive 9-under-par 23 to
grab first place in Flight A by three strokes over Jean
Holmes, Judy Crowe and Marlyn Thorton, who tied
for second with matching scores of 6-under -par 26.
Flight B went to Beatrice Friebe and Carol Pat-
terson with matching 8- under-par 24s.
Connie Livanos carded a ridiculously low 14-un-
der-par 18 to obliterate the field in Flight C.
Sue Liddle took first place in Flight D with a
12-under-par 20 to grab a two-shot victory over sec
ond-place finisher Penny Auch.
Three teams advanced to the knockout round
during April 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and
Bill Wright drew the bye into the finals and watched
as the team of Adin Shank and Rod Bussey thrashed
the team of Bruce Copeland and Tom Skoloda 21-7 to
advance to the championship game.
Shank and Bussey then battled it out with Bobeldyk
and Wright, but hung on for a 23-16 victory and the
day's bi,,_in, rights.
Two teams advanced out of pool play April 2 and
were left to battle for the day's championship. In a
tight affair, Adin Shank and Bruce Munro edged John
Lothschutz and Rod Bussey by a 23-19 score.
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 selec-
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
Call in your
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Water temps rise, sparking spring fishing sizzle
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Fishing in the waters around Anna Maria Island
is settling into a normal spring pattern. With a week
of sunny, warm days behind us and the winter rains
long gone, the water temps are climbing to consistent
normal, levels and the fish are reacting.
In the backcountry, snook, redfish and trout are
responding to live shiners. Free-lining these baits
on a fluorocarbon leader is putting fish in the cooler.
If you're using artificial, DOA Cal jigs in silver or
mullet are a good bet, especially for trout.
The offshore bite is following suit. Catch-and-
release gag grouper is on fire. Too bad, too, because
a lot of keeper-size fish are being reported. Limits of
mangrove snapper are bending the rod on the right
bait live shrimp, shiners and pinfish.
Finally, migratory fish, including cobia and king-
fish, are making an appearance. Have some big baits
handy when the opportunity to catch one of these fish
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says black
drum are the newest arrivals, taking up residence under
the pier. Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching
drum 15-25 inches with a lot of fish in the upper range.
While targeting drum, fishers are catching sheepshead,
although most are under the 12-inch minimum size.
Spanish mackerel also are being caught at the
R&R, although the masses of macks have not yet
arrived. Pier fishers lii.,-ii with Gotcha plugs or col-
ored speck rigs of bubblegum or chartreuse are picking
up a sporadic mack. Mixed in are ladyfish and jacks.
Finally, pier fishers using live shrimp are hooking
up flounder around and under the pier. Try d(,i a,,,in i, a
live shrimp in the sand along the edges of the pilings
to catch one of these tasty flat fish.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says its
time to go offshore to troll for kingfish. Keyes likes to
use a number of baits, both live and artificial, to target a
smoker. When using artificial, Keyes' first choice is a
Live Target lipped plug in a Spanish mackerel pattern.
These plugs dive anywhere from 10-25 feet, based on
boat speed and the size of the lure. When trolling live
baits, Keyes is using mullet and threadfin herring, pro-
ducing kings in the 10- to 30-pound range, as well as
some large Spanish mackerel and barracuda.
Catch-and-release gag grouper action is still on
fire. Keyes is using either live shiners or pinfish for
bait, resulting in gags up to 30 inches. Although these
fish have to be returned to the water, Keyes is in the
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Capt. Logan Bystrom helps Ryan McMullan, 8, of
Cherry Hills Village, Colo., hold up his Ryan-size
kingfish catch. The family fished April 3, and brother
Greg McMullan, 11, joined the photo op.
hunt for the fight.
Finally, the inshore bite is steadily improving.
Snook, redfish and trout are being reported daily and
live shiners are the bait of choice. For artificial, Keyes
suggests topwater plugs for early morning trout fish-
ing, as well as for snook and redfish.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
having a hard time catching fish in the slot this past
week all of his fish are too big. Sounds like a tough
problem to have, eh? On the flats of Tampa Bay, Gross
is catching good numbers of snook, with many 35-40
inches. The same applies for spotted seatrout, most
being 20-30 inches.
To hook up these over-slot fish, Gross is free-lining
shiners over sandy potholes and shallow grass flats.
For i,.,.'iii. Gross likes to use 3-4 feet of 20-30 pound
fluorocarbon with a small, stout live-bait hook tied on
the terminal end. Sometimes he'll even add a Bimini
Bay popping cork to the rig if the opportunity presents
Other catches occurring on the Fishy Business
include keeper-size flounder, Spanish mackerel, red-
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Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore when the
weather permits. On days with light, east winds, Girle
is venturing out to water depths of 34-45 feet in search
of ledges, reefs and wrecks. Once at these locations, a
variety of species are being found.
To start, Girle is hooking up the current migratory
species of king and Spanish mackerel. Bonito are in the
mix. By free-lining live shiners and threadfins behind
the boat, Girle is putting his clients on kings in the 20-
to 30-pound range. The same technique is working for
both macks and bonito.
Next, Girle is switching to shrimp for bait. Using
a split shot, Girle's clients drops the shrimp slowly to
the bottom, resulting in limits of mangrove snapper.
These snapper are respectable-sized with the largest
this week coming in at 22 inches. Mixed in with the
mangoes are hogfish always a welcome sight.
Moving inshore, Girle is fishing the flats of Sara-
sota Bay with good results on backwater species.
Snook, redfish and trout are responding to live shin-
ers free-lined around the boat. Slot-size and over-slot
fish from all three species are coming to the boat.
The highlight of the backwater fishing this past
week was cobia. While fishing Sarasota Bay, Girle
managed to spot, hook and land a 37-inch cobia in
only 3 feet of water.
Keep your eyes peeled. Be ready. It just goes to
show that you never know what to expect while out
on the water.
Good luck fishing.
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By Rick Catlin
Wedding Festival vendors
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
seeking vendors for its seventh annual wedding festi-
The islandwide festival will take place 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Sunday, May 4. A grand finale party will take
place at 6 p.m.
The deadline to register and pay as a vendor is
Tuesday, April 15.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-
778-1541 or go online to amiweddingfestival.com.
Green village to host
documentary preview party
A party to preview a WEDU PBS documentary on
the environmentally friendly construction and develop-
ment features of the Anna Maria Historic Green Vil-
lage will be begin at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at
Relish Cafe, 505 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
A news release stated the documentary shows
the recycled water plan at the village, the use of solar
n i ,'y for electricity and lighting, a charging station
for electric vehicles and other environmentally friendly
In constructing the village, developer Lizzie Vann
set out to preserve older Anna Maria homes by moving
them to the village and redesigning them for commer-
cial ventures. One home was built around 1920 as an
angler's lodge, while another was constructed from a
kit ordered from a Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog in
The preview party at Relish is in advance of the
premiere of the documentary on Earth Day, which is
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Guests should arrive early for the preview because
seating at the cafe is limited, the release said.
For more information, call 941-896-8890.
Harry's tasting a benefit
for Mote Marine
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive,
Longboat Key, is holding a wine-tasting charity benefit
4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.
Proceeds from the event will go toward Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on
City Island, Sarasota.
Cost of the wine tasting is $20 per person and
includes a variety of wines and hors d'oeuvre.
Reservations are requested, but not required.
Call Harry's at 941-383-0777 for more informa-
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
monthly sunrise breakfast is 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Wednes-
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day, April 9, at Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W.,
A start time of 8 a.m. is a change from the former
7:45 a.m., at the request of members.
Breakfast is $8 and reservations are required.
Chamber members are encouraged to bring guests
or potential members.
To make a reservation or for more information,
Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, has named Jason Hrnak as its top listing agent
for March, while Carla Beddow received the top sales
agent award for the month.
To reach Mike Norman Realty, call 941-778-
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By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
611 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 4,556 sfla / 7,036
sfur 5bed/412bath/3car canalfront pool home built in 2010 on a
90x105 lot was sold 03/13/14, Sheck to Evans for $1,485,000; list
4003 Fourth Ave., Unit 5, 4h Avenue Condominium, Holmes
Beach, a 2,908 sfla / 3,337 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car land condo with
pool built in 2006 was sold 03/14/14, Hood to Kamal for $533,500;
2800 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,444 sfla / 1,539 sfur
2bed/2bath/4car home built in 1993 on a 50x100 lot was sold
03/14/14, Krosney to Scatigno for $500,000;list $525,000.
405 Clark Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,683 sfla / 2,021 sfur
3bed/2bath home built in 1967 on a 90x112 lot was sold 03/19/14,
Karp to Hunter for $479,000; list $499,000.
2506 Ave. C., Unit B, Starfish House, Bradenton Beach, a
1,270 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar 2 duplex built in 2014 on a 50x100
lot was sold 03/12/14, Sailing Crew Property Investment LLC to
Baltussen for $460,000; list $469,000.
1800 Gulf Drive N., Unit 115, La Costa, Bradenton Beach,
a 952 sfla / 1,080 sfur 2bed/'/2bath condo with shared pool built
in 1979 was sold 03/21/14, May to Childress for $450,000.
62 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 85x150 lot was sold
03/18/14, Twait to Lynch for $450,000.
86 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,258 sfla / 2,217 sfur
2bed/2bath home built in 1980 on a 70x104 lot was sold 03/18/14,
Mutzer to Kohrs for $425,000; list $449,900.
620 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,435 sfla / 1,708 sfur
2bed/2bath home built in 1951 on a 50x90 lot was sold 03/14/14,
Moerk toAlamanda by the Gulf LLC for $420,000; list $430,000.
302 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,470 sfla / 2,064 sfur
3bed/2bath home built in 1967 on a 85x99 lot was sold 03/17/14,
Miranda to Tropical Island Homes LLP for $383,500.
703 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 528 sfla / 818 sfur
ibed/l bath home built in 1952 on a 50x100 lot was sold 03/20/14,
Valentine to Calme for $330,000.
600 Manatee Ave., Unit 222, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach,
a 1,179 sfla / 1,447 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in
1977 was sold 03/14/14, Stein to Christenson for $295,000; list
2503 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,740 sfla / 3,770 sfur
4bed/3bath duplex built in 1978 on a 50x100 lot was sold 03/14/14,
Maldonado to Padgett for $275,000.
522 Pine Ave., Unit 2B, Bayou, Anna Maria, a 822 sfla / 882
sfur 2bed/l bath condo built in 1973 was sold 03/19/14, Van Meter
to Thrasher for $240,000; list $269,000.
522 Pine Ave., Unit 5C, Bayou, Anna Maria, a 822 sfla / 882
sfur 2bed/lbath condo built in 1973 was sold 03/17/14, Lonsdale
to Patient for $235,000; list $245,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna
Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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cradle, $45/pair, vintage glass hurricane
lights, $50. Call 941-565-0836.
COMPUTER: DELL VISTA dual core, refur-
bished, $100. 941-756-6728.
Individuals may place one free ad with up
to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15
words or less. FREE, one week, must be
submitted online. Email classifieds@islander.
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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recy-
cling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View
at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive,
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
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,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels to give to
children. Donate at The Islander newspaper
office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Holmes Beach Police
Department. Pick up at The Islander office,
5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't
be sorry, be safe.
ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m. -1 p.m. Friday, April
11. 201 W. 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Two
really nice queen beds, wicker settee and
chairs, pair of drop leaf end tables, coffee
table, large Cezanne-type painting by Kim
Yun Ha, art nouveau figures, set of 12 framed
wood-block prints, desk, floral watercolors,
lamps, area rug, linens, older patio set, dress-
ers, chests, kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-
2p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday. Donations during shop hours, but
preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consign-
ment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-
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MY FIRST GARAGE sale: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. Miscella-
neous cool stuff plus jewelry. 515 70th St.,
Holmes Beach. No early birds, please.
SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Aztec air-
brush kit, housewares, electronics, typewrit-
ers, wheeled carts, collectibles. 241 Chilson
Ave., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 12.
Art, books, furniture great stuff! 511 75th St.,
MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. Clothes,
household, books, collectibles, western dec-
orations. 505 69th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, April 11-12. 2512 Ave A, Braden-
ton Beach, near Sharky's.
FOUND: MERCEDES KEY at beach, 67th
Street. Claim at the Holmes Beach Police
Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
FOUND: CAMERA, SANDBAR restaurant
area, Anna Maria. 812-350-7575.
PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits,
dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941-
HARLEY DAVIDSON 35th Anniversary Dyna
Superglide. New, only 1,080 miles. Garage-
kept. Call for more information, Debi Visel,
941-545-3342. Located on Island! $9,900,
FOR SALE: CLUB car golf cart, 2004 model,
excellent condition, $2,195.941-778-6871.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals
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PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop
located on Anna Maria. Must be available
weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome.
OFFICE/RECEPTIONIST WORK: Answer
phones, good with computers. Part or full-
time. Work on Island. Email resume only:
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter. CPR
and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified
babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel,
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
RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer,
drive your car north and south. 941-713-
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your
home and business specialist. On-site ser-
vice, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup,
upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/
wireless networking, custom system design.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Pro-
fessional, friendly cleaning service since
1999.941-779-6638. Leave message.
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.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMER-
CIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-
PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Com-
mercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, build-
ings, houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948.
JOHN "THE FIREMAN" Island Cycle &
Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Afford-
able prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-
TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up net-
working, wired, wireless, audio, video sur-
veillance cameras. Palmfish Communication,
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on
your list, from kitchen and bath cleaning to
dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-
PHOTOGRAPHER FOR WEDDINGS, beach,
modeling, etc. 941-730-1745 or visit The
Hive, 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
D.L. HAYES CLEANING: Bonded and
insured. Rachael Bidwell/Sheila Darcy, 941-
932-5347 or 941-224-1486. For all your
ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING: Residen-
tial, business, rental properties. For "divine"
results, call John and Nan, 248-802-7802.
PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer
available for consulting, draft editing, final
proofing and copywriting, as well as social
media management for your group or busi-
ness. Email Lisa Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
JISL A NDERCL ASS IF I ED SI
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential
and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and
installations, watering the island for 15 years.
SUN MAINTENANCE & SERVICE: Full-ser-
vice lawn care, pool care, maintenance work,
landscape and design, tree trimming, pres-
sure washing, mulch, shell. Marine waxing,
detailing. Free snow removal. Call Travis,
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing
in old Florida seashell driveways and scrapes.
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.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape special-
ist. Residential and commercial. 30 years
experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpa-
per. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases
of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops,
cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack
of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-
HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resi-
dent. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, com-
mercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool
area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call
Peter for free estimate, references, insured.
The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT:
Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed.
Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike,
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.
VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses
or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-
0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalproper-
tiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
VACATION RENTAL: LATE season availabil-
ity. 3BR/1 BA near boat ramp, parks, many
area amenities. 941-779-6638.
DUPLEX TO SHARE: $500/month includes
power, water, your own bathroom. 75th
Street at Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-538-
ISLAND CONDO AVAILABLE Now through
2015, weekly, monthly. One block to beach,
big pool. 941-778-1915.
ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach,
2BR/2BA available April 15. Call/text, 941-
APRIL-MAY SPECIAL, 200 feet to Rod & Reel
Pier in Anna Maria. Ground floor 2BR/1BA
with all amenities, super clean, bikes, WIFI
available immediately, $1,800/month plus
PROFESSIONAL SEEKING ANNUAL rental:
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat
Key. Quiet person, excellent references. 941-
HOUSE RENTAL BY private owner. Nice
3BR/2BA. Holmes Beach. Monthly, $3,500.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR, City of Anna
Maria near the pier and shops. Spacious,
pet friendly, steps to beach. Available for
six months from April 20-Nov. 1. 941-538-
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE on
Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer
and dryer, fishing pier with boat slip. Lease,
minimum six months. $950/month furnished
or not. No pets. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-
FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of
El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave.
Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-
REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi
Gartman, Realtor, Duncan Real Estate. 941-
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional consul-
tation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate,
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ONE STREET FROM RIVER Adorable, spacious 3
BR/2BA home, located steps from Lewis Park and the
Manatee River Garden Club. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
large backyard and garage. $179,900
SEASIDE GARDENS VILLAS Renovated, ground-
level 2BR/2BT villa. Updated kitchen with stainless-steel
appliances, updated bathrooms and a one-car garage.
EXCEPTIONAL BEACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT
house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never
change. Direct beach views. $499,000.
BEACHFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA direct beachfront.
Exceptional views from this ground-level unit. Meticulously
maintained complex offers two heated pools, covered park-
ing, clubhouse and shuffleboard. $529,000
CANALFRONT HOME Totally updated in 2008. 3BR/3
BT home located on a private canal with scenic mangrove
views. Sailboat water, dock with boat lift and a straight shot
to Bimini Bay and open water. $699,000.
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. $2,300,000.
NormanKN*- 1 941-778-6696
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Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
Holmes Beach house for sale. Beautiful ele-
vated 3BR/2BA, heated pool, bonus room,
direct beach-access street. Newer construc-
tion. Great investment. 309A 65th St. www.
HolmesBeach.blogspot.com. Patrick Morris,
PRE-LISTING HOME sale. Two weeks until
MLS, save $10,000. Coveted west Braden-
ton neighborhood near the beaches. No
deed restrictions, 3BR/2BA two-car garage,
well loved and updated. Qualified previewers
only. Email for pictures. $240,000. Suzan-
email@example.com. Appointments only.
Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.
Suzanne Wilson, Broker.
DEEP WATER CANALFRONT home.
3BR/2BA on corner lot. Between Manatee
Avenue and Cortez Road. One block to
Intracoastal, one block to beach. $475,000.
Owner may finance. 941-778-7980 or 941-
NEW LISTING: 7420 20th Ave., NW Bra-
denton. 3BR/2BA pool home, tile floor, new
kitchen, mint condition, private backyard.
$349,900. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater
Real Estate, 941-330-5054.
IMPERIAL HOUSE: BRADENTON Beach.
55-plus condo for sale. 2BR/1 BA exquisite
granite, stainless-steel kitchen. Gorgeous
bath. Ground floor, enjoy owning bay and
Gulf property with pool, clubhouse, turnkey.
FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or
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NEW LISTING: CANALFRONT. Home on
extra large lot, 100xl 17- foot. $574,900. 526
72nd St., Holmes Beach. Sharon Hightower,
Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.
FOR SALE BY owner: Knock out! Revel in
paradise, Bradenton Beach bay-to-Gulf
property, 55-plus. 2BR/1 BA stunning granite,
stainless-steel kitchen and magnificent bath.
First floor, lots handicap features. Fabulous
location. Pool, turnkey. $189,000. 412-498-
GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open
water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage,
block construction, pine accents. New appli-
ances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500.
FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).
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108 Bugs Bunny
109 Where to find
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116 Primer pair
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