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Calendar – 03-27-2013

Wednesday, March 27

7:46 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, March 28

7:26 a.m. — Official sunrise time.


Friday, March 29

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


Saturday, March 30

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Manatee County School Board chair Karen Carpenter is the speaker. Information: 941-778-1383.

9 a.m. — Easter egg hunt for children and refreshments, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Followed by an Easter parade along Pine Avenue. Information: 941-778-8710.

9:30 a.m. — Pine Avenue Restoration Easter Party, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.

10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Don Pulver, “Oil Stick Painting.” Information: 941-778-6648.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Historical Society Island Heritage Day, with tours, music, arts and crafts and food on the museum grounds, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.


Sunday, March 31

Today is Easter.

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


Monday, April 1

April Fool’s Day.

6:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting and program on plein air painting, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


Tuesday, April 2

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Wednesday, April 3

7:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Friday, March 29

10 a.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Children’s Parade and Party, Sutton Park, 1050 Sixth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-747-1998.


Saturday, March 30

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


Sunday, March 31

6:30 a.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Sunrise Easter service, Mosaic Amphitheater, Bradenton Riverwalk, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-1998.



• March 29-31, Theatre Odyssey Ten-Minute Play Festival, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe venue, 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-7224.

• Through March 30, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society juried exhibit, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

• Through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Water’s Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Wednesdays through Easter, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m. Information: 941-778-1813.

• Wednesdays through spring, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492.

• First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Wednesdays through spring, bingo games, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

• 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.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.

• First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.

• Third Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon, Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.

• Sundays, through April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Mondays, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

• Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Coming up

• April 13, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

• April 20, International Coastal Cleanup, various locations in Manatee County.

• April 20, Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck, Few-Miller Dock, Cortez.


Save the date

• May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

• May 4, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

• May 9, the Island Players’ opening of “37 Postcards,” Island Players theater, Anna Maria.

• May 18, Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Snooks Adams Kids Day, location to be announced.

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


How to submit announcements

       Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome..

Island real estate transactions – 03-27-2013

109 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a1,290 sfla / 2,440 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1987 on a 50×110 lot was sold 03/05/13, Carlson to 109 Palm Gulf View LLC for $625,000.

6301 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Turtle Crawl, Holmes Beach, a 1,895 sfla / 2,863 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2005 was sold 03/04/13, Tomar Products Corporation to Manna for $590,000; list $619,000.

538 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,121 sfla / 2,932 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 110×114 lot was sold 03/04/13, Griffin to Douglas for $553,000; list $570,000.

301 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,500 sfla / 2,536 sfur 3bed/2½bath home built in 1976 on a 60×123 lot was sold 03/06/13, Farrell to Rauscher for $547,000; list $599,000.

113 31st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,682 sfla / 2.444 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 2002 on a 50×105 lot was transferred 03/07/13, Reynolds to HSBC Bank for $430,100.

5616 Guava St., Holmes Beach, a 1,426 sfla / 1,528 sfur 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1952 on a 58×105 lot was sold 03/05/13, JLC Communication Corp to Davis Properties AMI LLC for $400,000.

7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 111, Tiffany Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,259 sfla / 1,395 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 03/07/13, Tiffany Place Condominium Association Inc. to Krupp for $372,500; list $399,900.

252 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,428 sfla / 1,664 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1979 on a 85×101 lot was sold 03/07/13, McLimans to Ideal Island Properties LLC for $325,000; list $349,000.

104 Gulf Drive S., Unit 203, Gulf View, Bradenton Beach, a 1,029 sfla / 1,065 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1980 was sold 03/08/13, Eastman to National Mortgage Association for $265,100.

1301 Bay Drive N., Unit 5B, Bay Watch, Bradenton Beach, a 1,079 sfla / 1,225 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 02/27/13, Terschluse to Vande for $205,000; list $239,000.

203 64th St., Unit B, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1bed/1bath condo built in 1957 was sold 03/01/13, Shaw to Rodriguez for $169,000; list $175,000.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

Fishing – 03-27-2013

If you don’t like the weather, wait 30 minutes


Fishing around Anna Maria Island this past week had some ups and downs based on the changing weather.

We saw warm and sunny days, rainy days, cold and windy days — all in one week, mind you. A good catch is possible during all three scenarios if the fish are biting, the rainy or cold days aren’t all bad.

Along with the roller coaster weather comes a wide variety fish. Varying weather extremes sometimes demand targeting different fish. Cold, windy days are good for targeting sheepshead, reds and snook on shallow flats. On rainy days, the fish are already wet and they don’t mind.

From the flats, expect to encounter spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook. Live shiners are the ticket to get in on the bite. If you choose to use artificials, topwater plugs at sun up are a good bet. Soft plastics like the Berkley Gulp shrimp or MirrOlure Lil John combined with a 1/8-ounce jighead will get you connected, too.

Look for sheepshead, mangrove snapper and flounder around nearshore structure. Live shrimp are the bait of choice to hook up. Expect to encounter catch-and-release gag grouper, too.

Finally, look for skyrocketing Spanish mackerel in Tampa Bay, especially between the Anna Maria City Pier and Egmont Key. Nearshore structure in the Gulf also is holding macks. Live shiners combined with a long shank hook will get your rod bent.  Silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or small white jigs will prove their purpose when casting out to schooling macks.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria is still seeing good numbers of sheepshead reeled up to the deck. Pier fishers using live shrimp, fiddler crabs or sand fleas are catching dinner. Average size of the sheepies this past week was 12-14 inches, although fish up to 18 inches are being caught.

Pier fishers targeting sheepies also are catching keeper-size flounder and black drum. For the flounder, live shrimp is the bait of choice. Expect to catch fish in the 12- to 15-inch range. As for the black drum, sheepshead bait works fine and anglers at the pier are catching slot-sized fish.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is seeing a variety of fish coming back to port with the local charter captains. Keyes is seeing upper-slot redfish and trout daily on the fillet table at the dock, in addition to sheepshead, mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel.

From the flats, fishers are catching redfish on both live baits and artificials. Live shiners or shrimp are working, especially when fished under a popping cork. For artificials, Keyes suggests targeting reds with Berkley Gulp shrimp paired with a 1/4-ounce jighead or a Johnson gold spoon.

Spotted seatrout are making a showing on deeper grass flats. Any soft plastic combined with a jighead will get you in the action. Keyes also suggests the MirrOlure MirrOdine to target larger trout.

Finally, sheepshead and mangrove snapper are being caught on live shrimp around nearshore structure. A 1/0 circle hook with enough lead to get your bait to the bottom will do the trick.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters agrees, the weather plays a major factor in what he’s catching.

On the warmer days this past week, Howard caught redfish, snook and spotted seatrout using shiners. “The key to success was locating the warmer water on the flats and setting up to fish these areas,” Howard says. A 5-degree difference can make for some big concentrations of fish, Howard adds.

He suggests using an old-school popping cork so the bait stays just above the seagrass and make the bobber gurgle to entice the predators to chew. Small pinfish and grunts work well for bait, too, he said.

On the colder days Howard uses live shrimp rigged with a split-shot to get the bait to the bottom around structure and pilings, where sheepshead, redfish and black drum have been coming to the boat for Howard’s clients.

Looking forward, Howard says the springtime warmup will happen soon, resulting in an explosion for anglers on the nearshore and inshore waters of Tampa Bay. When the water temperature hits 70 degrees, the flats will be flooded with fish moving onto skinny water to feed. Netting shiners will get easier as the fish move onto the flats and those runs to the Skyway Bridge to cast for bait will not always be necessary, Howard adds.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing deep grass flats in search of spotted seatrout. Using a 1/4-ounce jighead combined with a MirrOlure Lil John soft plastic, Gross is jigging up trout in the 15- to 22-inch range. Along with big trout, Gross is catching Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch range and plenty of bluefish and ladyfish in the mix. This adds a little variety for his clients and good action between trout bites.

On shallower grass flats, Gross is working live shiners to target redfish and catch-and-release snook. Depending on depth, Gross is either free-lining baits or placing them under a popping cork. Average size of snook the past week was 20-26 inches with some 20 fish brought to the boat. For the reds, Gross is catching upper-slot fish in the 24- to 26-inch range.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing shallow flats in Sarasota Bay during afternoon high tides in search of redfish and spotted seatrout. Girle is putting his clients on both species, using either live shiners or artificials like Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead. When using shiners, Girle recommends anchoring and chumming to get the fish in a feeding mood. Chumming also aids in bringing fish into casting range and keeping them there. When fishing artificials, Girle is using a trolling motor to sneak up on his prey. Once targeted fish are in range, he has clients sight-cast to sandy potholes or right at the fish, if they’re visible.

Spotted seatrout in the slot-size are the norm this past week for Girle, although fish as big as 26 inches are being caught.

The same applies for the redfish. Slot-sizes are the norm with over-slot fish —some exceeding 31 inches — caught sporadically. For the reds, more of the bigger fish are feeding on live shiners as compared to artificials.

Girle is still targeting permit and pompano in south Sarasota Bay, although he feels the bite is beginning to slow down. Yellow pompano jigs tipped with small pieces of fresh-cut shrimp are the ticket to get these elusive fish to bite. Expect to catch mackerel, bluefish and ladyfish between pompano and permit bites.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 03-27-2013

Anna Maria

        • No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • March 20, 2400 block of Avenue C, domestic disturbance. A couple argued over how much time the man spent with his friends. The man left the residence to end the argument, but when he returned home for some clothes, realized he forgot his key. Police assisted and the man got his clothes and left for the night.

• March 17, 900 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. A woman left her vehicle at the Gulf Drive Cafe after having a flat tire. When she returned the next morning, all four tires were flat. One of the tires had cut marks.

• March 15, 111 Gulf Drive S., Island Time Bar & Grill, battery. A man sitting on a bar stool nudged a woman next to her to start a conversation. Another man witnessed the incident and pushed the victim backward off his bar stool, causing injuries to his arm and head.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• March 18, 12400 Cortez Road W., theft. A woman reported she had been arguing with a man while riding in a vehicle, when he pulled over, kicked her out of the vehicle and drove off with her purse still inside.

• March 14, 4500 block of 124th Street West, domestic disturbance. A woman went to her son’s house where an argument ensued with the mother of her son’s girlfriend. The subject left, but returned and the argument started again, this time also involving the girlfriend. The mother told police her son put her in a headlock and forced her to the ground. A witness told police the woman threw herself to the ground and the son never touched her. According to the report, the woman appeared to be incoherent.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        March 2, 200 block of 73rd Street, theft. A resident reported stolen fishing gear to the Holmes Beach Police Department. The man he was out of town while work was performed on his home. The gear was valued at $1,729.

• March 2, 6200 Flotilla Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported he returned to his boat after several weeks and discovered the lower unit of his boat motor and other items valued at $250 had been stolen.

• March 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, suspicious person. Police made contact with a man at the beach trolley stop. According to the report, the man was intoxicated and his pants were falling off. The officer determined the man was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was taken to Manatee Glens.

• March 4, address unreported, child abuse. A female juvenile told an adult that her older sibling had shown her pornography and had engaged her in sexual activities. Police interviewed the older sibling, who said their father was aware his sister was lying and spreading rumors. The father was interviewed and confirmed the accusations were known to him. The case was turned over to child protective services for investigation.

• March 5, 5551 Marina Drive, assist West Manatee Fire Rescue. An HBPD officer observed a small fire under a dock and contacted the fire department, which extinguished the flames. The officer observed a small soldering iron on the dock, which had been left on.

• March 5, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, theft. A man reported someone stole 100 gallons of fuel from his boat while it was docked behind his residence. The fuel was valued at $480.

• March 6, 5801 Marina Drive, city field/skate park, theft. Following an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce event, garbage containers were left behind for later pickup. One of the cans was loaded with electrical cords. A chamber employee later went to the field to pick up the cans, but they were gone. The items were valued at $1,000.

March 8, 6500 block of Guava Street, theft. A complainant reported two bikes valued at $200 were stolen while parked in front of the home.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Sports – 03-27-2013

Super Bowl contests end another season of flag football


The NFL flag football season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center came to a close March 18 with an award ceremony for individual achievements followed by Super Bowl contests March 21-22.

Andrew Zink brought home the sportsmanship award in the 14-17 division, while Carolyn Cullinan won the female MVP. Jack Shinn was offensive MVP and Joe Andruzzi captured the division defensive MVP.

Anni Walter earned the sportsmanship award in the 11-13 division, while Hannah McCracken brought home the female MVP trophy. Jake Ross grabbed offensive MVP and Jean-Paul Russo earned defensive MVP honors.

The sportsmanship honors in the 8-10 division went to Daniel Sentman, while Ava Zink earned the female MVP award. Jackson Hayes captured offensive MVP honors, while Bears’ teammate Tuna McCracken brought home the defensive MVP trophy.

Two of the three Super Bowl contests in the youth divisions were blowouts, very much like most NFL Super Bowls. The 8-10 division championship game, however was an exciting back-and-forth affair between Coastal Orthopedic Bears and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings.

The game started out defensive, but that changed at the 10-minute mark when Bears’ quarterback Gavin Johnston connected on a screen pass to Jackson Hayes, who outran the defense to complete a 25-yard catch-and-run play and give the Bears a 6-0 lead.

Undaunted, the Vikings came right back to tie the score 6-6 when Nathan Costello hit Noah Costello with a 15-yard touchdown pass.

The Vikings then took a 12-6 lead on a 35-yard touchdown run by Noah Costello, but Johnston hit Evan Christenson with a 20-yard touchdown pass to tie the score. He then connected with Maddie Rogers on the extra-point pass to give the Bears a 13-12 halftime lead.

Nathan Costello hooked up with Noah Costello on a long touchdown pass and following the extra-point catch by Zach Quinn, the Vikings led 19-13.

Late in the game, Hayes took a handoff and swept around left end. He outran Viking defenders to midfield where he reversed field and outran everyone down the right sideline to complete a 45-yard touchdown run and tie the score at 19-19 with just over two minutes left to play. Johnston calmly hit Rogers with the extra-point pass to give the Bears a 20-19 lead.

The Vikings took over on offense with 1:50 left to play. Nathan Costello gained 16 yards on a first-down run, but his second-down pass attempt was knocked down by Bears defender Johnston. Facing a third down and short situation, Nathan Costello tried a short pass over the middle, but Hayes jumped the route and knocked down the pass to take over on downs with 1:27 left to play.

The Vikings held the Bears in check on first and second down, but on third and 14 yards to go, Hayes again got loose up the right side for a 15-yard gain and a first down allowing the Bears to run out the clock to complete a 20-19 victory.

Holy Cow Cardinals earned an easy 36-12 victory over Lobstahs Buccaneers in the 11-13 Super Bowl behind a strong performance from quarterback Joey Stewart. Stewart completed 22 passes, including four touchdown passes while also running for a touchdown of his own. Trent Boring caught seven passes, including two for touchdowns and an extra point, while Devon Jones scored a touchdown, an extra point and a two-point conversion among his six receptions. Tyler Pearson completed the scoring with a touchdown reception and a pair of extra-point catches.

Joe Rogers led the Buccaneers’ offense with 17 completions including two for touchdowns. Jean-Paul Russo and Rutger Langley were the recipients to complete the scoring for the runner-up Buccanners.

Integrity Sound Falcons earned a 32-13 victory over Walter & Associates Bears to win the 14-17 Super Bowl. Joey Carder completed 20 passes, including four touchdown passes to lead the way. Joe Andruzzi caught seven balls, including all four touchdown passes, while Kyle Meggison caught a game-high nine passes, including one for an extra point. Justin Carder added three catches, including an extra-point reception. Meggison completed the Falcons scoring with an interception return for a touchdown.

Seth Walter led the Bears with 16 pass completions, including two for touchdowns. One went to Jack Walter, who finished with six catches while Krissy Conrad caught the second touchdown pass. Joey Harris, who finished with three catches added an extra point to complete the scoring in the loss.


Dolphins win adult bowl

The adult coed flag football season came to an end with a Super Bowl matchup March 21. Waterfront Restaurant Dolphins rolled to a 65-32 victory over Sun Bills behind a fantastic game from quarterback Ryan Moss. Ryan completed 19 of 25 passes for 323 yards and eight touchdown passes. Four touchdowns went to Brent Moss, who finished with nine catches for 160 yards, including a pair of extra points. Jonathan Moss added six receptions for 96 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Ben Kirby rounded out the scoring with an interception return for a touchdown.

Other members of the Super Bowl champs include Josh Rio, Greg Ross, Amy Ross and Leslie Rio.

Chuck Bucky threw for 304 yards and five touchdown passes to lead the Bills to yet another Super Bowl loss. Lindsey Weaver also had a big game, catching 11 balls for 166 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Galen Brown, with two touchdown catches and a touchdown reception from Scott Dell, completed the Bill’s scoring.

Key Royale golf news

Key Royale Club members competed for the President’s Cup on March 21. Participants battled for the individual low net in the one-day event. Ron Robinson carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place by one shot over Gary Silke. The team of Silke, Jim Thorton, Mike Gille and low-gross winner Tim Friesen won the team event with a 19-under par 109.

The Key Royale women played a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight match March 19. Helen Pollack captured Flight A with a 2-under-par 30 to edge Judy Christenson and Marilyn Thorton by one shot.

Liz Lang torched the course with a 5-under-par 27 to earn a one-shot victory over second-place finisher Joyce Brown in Flight B. Pam Alvord was alone in third at 31.

Marty Clark and Rita Allan both carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight C. Jan Jump finished in second place at even-par 32.

Erma McMullin and Judy Hanson both fired 3-under-par 29 to tie for first place in Flight D, one shot ahead of Nell Bergstrom, Barb Rank and Penny Auch, who finished in a three-way tie for second.

The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match March 20. The team of John Sagert, Bob Landgren, Jim Helgeson and Dick Eichhorn combined on a 30-under-par 98 to lap the rest of the field. The team of Peiter Thomassen, Neil Hammer, Bill Gallagher and Dave Kruger was eight shots back in second place.

Al Kaiser carded a 7-under-par 25 to take first place in the March 18 individual-low-net match. Ron Robinson, Paul Kamerlin, Hugh Holmes and Bob Lundgren were tied for second place at 4-under-par 28.

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and were left to battle for the day’s championship during March 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Norm Langeland and Bob Lee drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and John Crawford took out Marvin Gangemi and Bob Palmer by a 21-8 score. Langeland-Lee then outlasted Huyghe-Crawford 22-15 in the final.

Four teams advanced to the knockout round during March 20 horseshoe action. The first semifinal match saw Rod Bussey and Norm Langeland slip past Art Kingstad and Bob Mason 21-19, while Gene Bobeldyke and Bob Palmer defeated George McKay and Dominic Livedoti 22-16 in the second semifinal. Bussey-Langeland rolled to a 24-9 victory in the finals.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Obituaries – 03-27-2013

Nancy Christine Atkinson

Nancy Christine Atkinson, 90, of Holmes Beach, died March 9. She was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Collinsville, Ill., to the late George and Christine (Edwards) Kalbfleisch.

She moved to Manatee County in the late 1940s from St. Louis. She was an accomplished golfer, having won several tournaments at the Bradenton Country Club and at Highland Falls Country Club, Highland, N.C., where she and husband John Atkinson had a summer home.

Private family services are planned. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Atkinson is survived by husband John and daughter Christine and husband Steven Nelson of Bradenton.


Peter Louis Kenney

Peter Louis Kenney, 85, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Westport, Conn., died March 17. Mr. Kenney was a resident at Shell Point condominium in Holmes Beach, having moved in 2007 with his wife, Hap, to Anna Maria Island after a half century in Westport.

“Big Pete,” as he was known, was born April 10, 1927, in Waterbury, Conn., to the late Peter Kenney and Augusta Oswald.

Upon graduating from Cheshire Academy in 1945, Mr. Kenney entered the U.S. Army and was sent to Berlin in the closing days of World War II. As a language specialist, he was tasked with monitoring German broadcasts and later guarding Adolf Hitler’s bunker.

He graduated from Tufts University where he played football and then built a career as an electronics and lighting specialist, working for LTV, General Electric and Brazill Brothers, a New York lighting design company. He engineered lighting systems for many New York City landmarks, including Chelsea Pier and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

An avid sailor, he and his family restored a wooden hulled 45-foot gaffed-rigged cutter named “Moonraker,” which they often sailed on the New England coast. He also competed in many Long Island Sound sailboat races.

A private service was held March 18 at Shell Point condos. A memorial service is planned for later this year in Westport. Memorial donations may be made to Save Our Seabirds, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236, or Wildlife Inc., 2207 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach FL 34217.

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



The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March. 27, 2013


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

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

LA-Z-BOY: Like new, tan color, suede-like material, $99, assorted ottoman, $25. 941-779-9781.

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

THREE OUTDOOR BENCHES: One assembled, two in boxes, $90/each, green picnic table, $100. 941-778-3390.

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

RECLINER: ROCKER, SWIVEL, beige fabric, like new, $100, file cabinet, four-drawer, $25. Chris, 941-778-4793.

TYPEWRITER TABLE WITH rollers, wood-grain finish, 17x27x26-inch high, $20. Chris, 941-778-4793.

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

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

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form

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rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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


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


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

THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/

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

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

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

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

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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

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


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

NEW LOCATION: STEFF’S Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901.

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


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

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

LOST: SILVER BRACELET with hearts. Lost during St. Patrick’s Day parade. Special to me. 941-737-9173.

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

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

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


PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.


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

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

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

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


SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.


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

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.

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

NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.

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

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

HEALTH CARE                                                            

ELDERLY CAREGIVER: LIGHT duties around home, appointments, hygiene care, experience in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 941-545-7114.


TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning  service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.

ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.

CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

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

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935.

CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

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

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.


CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

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

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.


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

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

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

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

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

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.

METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.

CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941-795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.

CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.

3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-June. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.

2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY, remodeled, furnished on canal. New dock. Annual/monthly. 850-228-6820.

BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $875/week. 941-778-4731.

ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com.

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

ON-ISLAND SELF storage: Climate-controlled and non-climate units available starting at $65/month. Call Anna Maria Storage at 941-779-0820.

APRIL-MAY 2013 and October-May, 2014: 2BR/1BA ground floor duplex, Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA duplex. One block from beach. Background and credit check. No pets. $1,000/month. First, last and security. Available now. 813-672-1481.

WEST BRADENTON FURNISHED home: 2BR/2BA. ‘Beautiful.’ Four miles to beach, all amenities included, Fios, Netflix. Short or long-term, $1,400-$2,000/month. Call Paul for details, 941-737-3424.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.


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

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.flipkey.com/124227. $289,000. By owner, 941-962-8220.

WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

TRAILER FOR SALE: Move-in condition, 1BR, Bridge Street. Reduced, $39,000. Boat dock, $60/year on Intracoastal, furnished, land lease, $410/month. 941-896-5528.

2BR/1BA ISLAND HOME! Owner financing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $290,000. Call 941-778-7980.

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

FOR SALE BY owner. 2BR/2BA 1,600 sf Anna Maria canal home. 15,000-lb. boat lift. Terrific north end location, walk to beach, boat in your back yard. Call Steve at 813-245-0428.

PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, five heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890.

MOBILE HOME IN Paradise Bay, Sarasota Bay. 2BR/2BA furnished, lot J-15. Water paid, maintenance, $125/month. $155,000. 941-794-2556.