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BBPD arrests Bradenton woman for coin, jewelry thefts

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Rene Lee of Bradenton

Ten counts of pawning rare coins and jewelry valued at more than $80,000 landed a woman in Manatee County jail May 6.

Rene Lee of Bradenton was arrested at her residence in the 10600 block of Cortez Road West on five counts of dealing in stolen property and five counts of giving false information to a pawn broker.

She posted a $10,500 bond two days later and was released from jail.

Bradenton Beach Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz said Lee stole and pawned vintage coins — silver dollars, half dollars and a 1964 proof set of dimes, nickels and pennies — and jewelry, including gold and diamond rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants.

The items were stolen from her former employer’s condo at Runaway Bay, 1801 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

The owner reported the items missing in April.

The rare items, including “large bags of coins” and jewelry, have been difficult to value, “but the best we’ve been able to come up with is more than $80,000,” Diaz said.

Lee told police the rare items were given to her as gifts from her employer.

According to Diaz, Lee was given a key to the condo so she could clean the residence and her boyfriend could work there for a week.

By November 2018, “the defendant no longer had permission to be in her condo,” but items began to disappear, including $50,000 in rare coins taken from the victim’s safe.

The affidavit states Lee received $4,200 for the victim’s property at Maddog and Buccaneer Pawn in Bradenton in March and April. Only some of the victim’s property has been returned, Diaz said.

Lee’s arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

New rules hoped to speed Bradenton Beach derelict boat removal

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Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby and Officer Eric Hill discuss anchorage policing May 3 on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
A vessel belonging to John Avery of Bradenton lists in Bradenton Beach anchorage. Authorities cited Avery for an open vessel taking on water without means to dewater and also for failing to maintain necessary lights.

Derelict vessels create hazards but new rules shorten the waiting time for their removal.

Cracked, leaking and abandoned vessels impede navigation, pollute the waterways and, in storms, damage docks and piers.

Not only do residents and businesses complain about unsightly vessels, so does the cruising community.

“From our perspective, derelict vessels are a problem — as are the parked ones that often become derelict,” said Kim Russo, president of the Great Loop Cruisers Association, with more than 4,000 members, many who winter in Florida. Vessels without occupants crowd the available space for boaters who wish to anchor for the night, legally empty their tanks and move on, she added.

To combat the problems, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission drafted new policies, which were disseminated at an April 18 meeting targeted for law enforcement interested in the issue, including the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

“Each municipality has their own unique set of issues … and is determining what’s best for them,” said Justin McBride, West Coast Inland Navigation District executive director.

The biggest change in current FWC recommended procedure would reduce a 45-day waiting period to 21 days, BBPD Lt. John Cosby said after attending the WCIND meeting in Venice.

Cosby heads the abandoned and derelict vessel removal program in Bradenton Beach, overseeing the removal of about 40 boats from the anchorage south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier since 2011.

The anchorage currently contains about 45 boats, many of which have no occupants.

Under the current ordinance, Bradenton Beach police must send certified mail for derelict boats, where ownership is known, and owners have 21 days to ask for a hearing. If no hearing is requested, they have 45 days to remove the vessel.

Vessels with no registered owner are classified as abandoned, tagged and owners must claim their boats within five days, after which the city can begin the removal process.

Cosby wants to expedite the derelict vessel process and believes the shortened waiting period will help, but first the city must enact changes to its current ordinance.

In addition to the local ordinance, BBPD officers may suggest charges under state law.

Cosby said while patrols, citations and reports will continue, BBPD won’t tag vessels for removal until the city ordinance aligns with the new FWC recommended procedures.

Bradenton Beach City attorney Ricinda Perry, who is preparing a draft ordinance said May 8 she is not sure when the proposed will be ready for commission review.

Meanwhile, two boats in the anchorage that have been lingering “for a long time” — a white Catamaran known as the ghost ship and a yellow cabin cruiser, “the largest one out there,” will be handled by the FWC, Cosby said, sparing the city the costs.

The city receives annual funding to remove abandoned and derelict vessels from West Coast Inland Navigation District through a partnership with Manatee County.

As of May 10, the city had $34,800 in its coffers for removal operations. Although Cosby expects an additional $25,000 in October, he doesn’t like to deplete the budget before hurricane season begins June 1.

In the past, N.E. Taylor Boatworks of Cortez has towed, dismantled and disposed of the vessels at average cost of $5,000 per boat.

Trial date set for final suspect in shark-dragging case

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Screenshots from the viral video of a shark-dragging that occurred near Egmont Key in June 2017 show the fishermen as they watched the shark being dragged behind their boat. Islander File Photo

A judge’s denial of defense motions sets the stage for a shark dragger’s trial.

Robert Lee Benac, 30, was in a courtroom in the 13th Circuit Court May 9 with attorney Justin Petredis, asking that his case be dismissed for lack of facts supporting a felony animal cruelty charge. Alternatively, they sought to sever the state’s prosecution of a misdemeanor charge for shooting a shark with a firearm.

Benac is the last defendant in the shark dragging case stemming from a video that appalled animal rights activists and state officials — up to the governor’s office — the summer of 2017.

Judge Mark Wolfe denied the defense motions during an hourlong hearing, according to public information officer Mike Moore. The judge confirmed a previously set June 24 trial and set a pretrial for June 18.

The case arose from the video showing the men laughing and dragging a shark off the back of a boat at high speed.

Benac, Michael Wenzel, Spencer Heintz and Nicholas Easterling, were on the boat and fishing near Egmont Key in June 2017, where other videos showed them spearing and shooting sharks.

Wenzel, the boat’s captain, pleaded guilty in February to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and using an illegal method to catch a shark. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 11 months probation, including 100 hours of community service, and fined $2,500. Wenzel also lost his commercial fishing license for five years.

In May 2018, Wolfe dismissed charges against Heintz after prosecutors agreed his actions were not criminal.

Easterling, who grew up on Anna Maria Island and cooperated with authorities, was not charged.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission assisted in the investigation.

Former Gov. Rick Scott Gov. Rick Scott announced in 2018 letters to the FWC the state had zero tolerance for animal abuse.

Benac is the son of Manatee County Commissioner Betsy Benac.

Robert Benac’s pretrial is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.

His trial is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., Monday, June, 24.

All proceedings will be held at 401 N. Jefferson St., Tampa.

County provides a peek at concert costs, misses big picture

After a 45-day wait, something arrived.

But the public records request returned to The Islander April 30 was lacking in the requested information and supporting attachments and void of requested emails concerning the planning and execution of two high-dollar tourist tax projects.

More than two dozen files with hundreds of pages were provided by Debbie Scaccianoce, Manatee County public records division manager.

The newspaper first made the information request March 15.

Included in the records were total ticket sales for a series of concerts sponsored by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau that took place Feb.8-April 1. The BACVB spent $100,000 to sponsor the the series, which featured four concerts at the Center of Anna Maria Island and one show at the Manatee Center for Performing Arts in downtown Bradenton.

Though MCPA chief executive officer Janene Amick had promised an in-depth accounting for costs and profits from the shows at the Manatee County Tourist Development Council meeting April 10, only an estimate of “around $50,000” in ticket sales revenue was earmarked for the split between the island community center and MPAC. Amick stated the concerts raised “about $94,000” in ticket sales.

She also stated the $100,000 sponsorship money was paid to the producer, Pittsburgh music promoter Rich Engler.

Public records provided April 30 revealed the following totals for the island center’s ticket sales: The Outlaws, $26,888; B.J. Thomas, $21,063 and $35,582 for the Marshall Tucker Band. An estimated total for Phil Vassar was $11,224.80, putting total ticket sales at the center at $94,757.80.

Judy Collins ticket sales at MPAC were discussed, and $25,211.00 was the largest total sales for those tickets found among the records submitted.

Specific costs for bands hired, including added riders on contracts and expenses such as meals and hotel stays, were mentioned in emails, but attachments listed in the emails were not provided to The Islander.

Entertainment contracts also were missing from emails provided.

No contractual information was provided regarding Engler, although emails indicate he was pushing to increase ticket sales.

Despite a request for records of expenditures for holding the concerts at the center, only minimum discussion was included, such as chair availability, an electrician visit, lighting needs from MPAC and sound requirements. No invoices, estimates or actual costs were furnished in the records request.

As for documentation for the art icon purchased from celebrity Jane Seymour for the Bradenton Riverwalk — unveiled Jan. 18 — and the accompanying events — a private art show and reception at the Studio at Gulf and Pine and an afternoon program at MPAC featuring Seymour and her son — only minimal documents were supplied to The Islander, despite specific requests for emails from county employees known to have been involved with planning the events.

Less than a dozen emails were dated before Jan. 1, despite the mid-January events, and no documentation, not even the partial expenditure report The Islander had previously been furnished by County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, was provided.

Also present in the files was an email from Scaccianoce advising that no information should be given directly to the newspaper and all requests for information should go through her.

When contacted by email May 8 with a further request for records, Scaccianoce emailed that “all documents in the possession of the Manatee County BOCC relevant to the concert series and the Jane Seymour Statue” had been received by The Islander.

She advised the paper to contact Realize Bradenton and MPAC for the balance of the information “as we are not the custodian of those records.”

In a May 8 exchange with The Islander, Scaccianoce stated, “With regard to emails, I would need the names of the Manatee County employees involved in the email exchanges. Once I have the names, I will conduct the search and provide you with the records, or a cost estimate if it requires extensive use of staff time.”

Record requests

For the record, The Islander first placed a public records request with Manatee County March 15.

The request was clarified March 26 with a list of names, events and any references to events from August 2018 forward.

On April 11, The Islander received a series of documents, all of which had been previously sourced by the newspaper’s reporters.

In response to the lack of pertinent information received April 11, The Islander publisher and owner Bonner Joy, in an email dated April 16, further inquired about the lack of documentation and records between MPAC, the Center of Anna Maria Island, the entertainers or the promoter since taxpayer money was spent to put on the events.

The only record of costs for Manatee County for which documentation was received was a county purchase order dated Feb. 11, with MPAC listed as the vendor and BACVB listed as “ship to” for $190,000. Included was $100,000 detailed as concert series sponsorship and $45,000 as sponsorship for Jane Seymour “Up Close and Personal: The Open Heart Philosophy and Open Heart Monumental Sculpture on Jan. 19.”

Several calls and followup emails from The Islander to the county records department have gone unanswered.

For the record

The state of Florida has a broad public records law. It provides information on public records, including policies, inspection, examination and duplication of records, according to stateofflorida.com.

Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law assists the public and governmental agencies in understanding the requirements and exemptions to Florida’s open government laws. It was designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of governmental bodies in Florida.

Streetlife – 05-15-2019

Anna Maria

May 2, 875 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, theft. A taxi driver took a passenger from Walmart on Cortez Road in Bradenton to the Rod & Reel Pier. The passenger said he lost his debit card and had no way to pay the $80 tab.

May 4, 600 block of South Bay Boulevard, felony criminal mischief, $1,000 or more. A man reported the back window of his vehicle was intentionally broken. The estimated repair cost was $2,500.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 28, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, grand theft less than $5,000. A man went to the police station to report his anchoring system stolen from his sailboat. He said he knew the name of the man who stole the system, reported it and said the man had gone to Key West.

May 1, 100 block of Fourth Street South, burglary to a vehicle. A woman reported two backpacks taken from a vehicle at her home contained $700 cash, a passport, immigration documents, clothes and two pairs of sunglasses, all worth $950. Both backpacks with all contents were later found nearby in the water.

May 1, 100 block of Seventh Street South, burglary to a vehicle. A woman reported a vehicle in her carport was burglarized after she left for work. She reported cash envelopes with $62 and shift reports for work were missing.

May 1, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warning. A man attempted to get one employee to send a second employee to the parking lot to talk to him. Due to a prior domestic dispute, the employee requested the man be trespassed from the store and parking lot. A BBPD officer trespassed the man.

May 2, 117 Bridge St., the Fish Hole, suspicious circumstances. An officer was dispatched to the Fish Hole for a possible robbery in progress after an employee who was emptying the trash outdoors said a man told him to empty the cash register and leave the money in the trash can. The employee went inside and called 911. The man left the area. Police searched but did not locate the man.

May 2, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, assault. A man who appeared intoxicated made derogatory comments toward customers and threw ice at a person. He was asked to leave by the bartender/manager and called her derogatory names as he went out. He returned, saying he should get a gun and shoot up the bar, and was sent outside, where he tried to put his foot through a window to gain entry. He eventually passed out. The bartender filed a criminal complaint against the man and also requested a trespass warning be filed against him if he returned.

May 8, 100 block of Second Street North, domestic battery. A woman went to a man’s residence to retrieve some personal items and a verbal argument ensued. The woman said the man opened her car door and struck her in the face with his right hand. The man’s father was present and said he stepped between the car and his son. The woman filed a criminal complaint.

May 3, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, arrest. A car was idling with keys in the ignition on Gulf Drive North. The tag returned a capias from an earlier assault and alerted that the suspect was considered a safety threat. A man, who approached carrying a can of gasoline and saying he was out of gas, was identified as the suspect and turned over to the MCSO. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 28, 5400 Marina Drive, Seaside Laundromat and More, theft. A man said that while he was doing laundry, a woman took his key ring and keys.

April 30, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man reported a black bicycle and a red Igloo cooler stolen from his carport. He valued the property at $200.

April 30, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix Super Market, theft. A woman reported her unlocked bicycle stolen from the bike rack while she shopped. The bicycle was valued at $200.

May 4, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise ordinance. A man complained of a loud party at another residence behind his home. Officers took decibel readings, notified the renters of the noise ordinance and issued a citation.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Obituaries – 05-15-2019

Bona Lee Wortman

Bona Lee Wortman, 72, Bradenton Beach, died May 12. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Bradenton Beach in 2001 from Chillicothe, Ohio.

She attended Harvey Memorial Community Church in Bradenton Beach. Also, she was lay minister at Hamden United Methodist Church, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chillicothe and a 50-year member of Sereno Chapter 128 in McArthur, Ohio.

She was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW and she taught for 31 years in Vinton and Pike Counties in Ohio.

She was also a board member for Scenic Waves in Bradenton Beach.

A memorial service will be at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Harvey Church, 300 Church St. N., Bradenton Beach. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother, Bernice; sister Cheryl and husband Jim McCloy; nieces Kathryn Thomas, Kristin McCloy and Kelley Martin; and great-nephew Aiden McCloy.

Inshore slam — snook, redfish, trout — all go catch-and-release

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Bob Dale of Bradenton Beach shows the American red snapper he caught in 2018 on a live pinfish. The season for federally permitted charter vessels for American reds will open June 1. Islander Courtesy Photo
Willi Ranft of Germany is a longtime visitor to Anna Maria Island. While fishing May 7 at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, he reeled in a redfish measuring approximately 45 inches. “My biggest catch yet,” he wrote in an email to the “dear ladies and gentlemen” at The Islander. Islander Courtesy Photo

If you haven’t heard yet, I’m going to tell you now: Due to the large quantities of fish killed during the red tide bloom of 2018, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission put a mandatory closure of snook, redfish and spotted seatrout into effect May 11 and it will remain through May 2020.

Yes, its official, and I believe this is historic. I can’t recall a closure of these three species all at once. And for a whole year.

Do I think it’s a good policy? Yes, especially if we want to preserve our little hidden gem in west central Florida. Anna Maria Island and its surrounding waters are host to some of the best fishing on the Gulf coast of Florida and we want to keep it that way. If conservation and stricter limits are the way to accomplish a healthy fishery, then so be it.

There are plenty of other fish to catch for dinner.

Mangrove snapper quickly comes to mind as these fish are inshore and offshore favorites and there are good numbers.

Spanish mackerel are another candidate. Bleed them and ice them and they are fine-eating fish. Their fridge life is narrower than other fish, which means you need to cook and eat them the day you catch them, but hey, things could be worse.

And don’t forget about flounder, one of the finest-eating fish that swims. I’d take a big flounder over a snook fillet any day. Just saying.

So I guess what I’m trying to get to is don’t look at the closure as bleak. Look at it as an opportunity to give our snook, redfish and trout fisheries a chance to rejuvenate. We can still catch them, and that’s the most fun anyway.

On my own Southernaire charters, I just can’t escape the back country. The catch-and-release snook bite is exceptional, with 30-40 fish per trip coming to the hook. There are catch-and-release redfish mixed in, which adds variety.

Spotted seatrout are being caught and released, too. I’m finding these fish on deeper grass flats during strong incoming tides. While targeting trout, my clients are reeling in keeper mackerel and a few flounder.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore structure with good results. Free-lining live shiners combined with a long shank hook is working well for his clients. Casting these baits over ledges, reefs and wrecks is luring hungry macks to the surface. Along with the macks, they’re finding bonito and jack crevalle. Bottom fishing in these areas is yielding results, especially on mangrove snapper, Key West grunts and flounder.

Moving inshore, Girle is keeping anglers busy catching and releasing snook. Shallow grass flats during swift tides produce the best action.

Catch-and-release spotted seatrout are taking the hook as Girle’s anglers work the deep grass areas during the higher stages of the tide.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is excited to see Spanish mackerel making a showing at the pier. On days when the bait schools are present, you can expect to find the macks, as well as the usual suspects — ladyfish, jack crevalle and blue runners. Casting small white or pink jigs around the perimeters of the bait is a wise choice. Combine this with a quick retrieve and let the action begin. Using live shrimp also yields results. Sheepshead are being caught, as well as some catch-and-release redfish and shiners and pinfish are attracting some catch-and-release snook to the hook.

Capt. Aaron Lowman is working the pristine waters of southern Tampa Bay for a variety of back country favorites. Catch-and-release snook are by far the most dominant bite, with rallies amounting to 30 or more fish in a morning session. While targeting snook, Lowman also is putting clients on some catch-and-release redfish.

Fishing deeper grass areas is resulting in spotted seatrout, as well as some mackerel and ladyfish. In preparation for the opening of the gag grouper fishery in June, Lowman is patrolling inshore and nearshore rockpiles. By using live bait, such as pinfish and shiners, Lowman is pulling gags in the 10-pound range.

Numerous juvenile gag grouper are in the mix, as well as some mangrove snapper.

Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is fishing offshore for variety and bottom fishing around ledges is yielding red grouper, mangrove and yellowtail snapper. Live bait offerings, such as shiners, work well. Fishing on the surface while offshore also is producing catches, especially on blackfin tuna, amberjack and permit. Moving inshore, White is hooking the catch-and-release trio — snook, redfish and trout. Linesiders are the predominant bite, although the numbers of redfish and trout being caught are respectable.

Lastly, White is hooking into the beginning of the tarpon season with fish ranging 20-100 pounds.

Back offshore, Capt. Jason Stock is in hot pursuit of blackfin tuna. Fish in the 20-pound range are being caught regularly, with bigger fish in the mix. Targeting the blackfin results in some action for Stock’s anglers on kingfish and bonito.

Bottom fishing offshore is producing cooler-worthy catches, especially yellowtail and mangrove snapper.

Lastly, on clear, calm days, Stock taking clients sight-casting for permit over offshore reefs and wrecks. Live crabs expertly placed in front of these elusive fish are being devoured.

Remember, the name of the inshore game on snook, redfish and trout is “catch and release.” Catch, weigh, release. Catch, photograph, release.

Send your high-resolution photos and fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Seedings set for youth soccer, KRC chips into summer

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Islander wins tournament Mark Malinowski of Bradenton Beach wins the top level 5.5 Division Tournament of the Bradenton/Sarasota region. The tournament was May 5 at University Park Country Club, where Malinowski defeated Sarasota resident Thiago Domingues in the final. Malinowski credited practice with local players for getting him fine-tuned for the final. “I am lucky to hit once a week with the Manatee High School tennis teams and also once a week with Yury Bettoni, who was the hitting partner for Roger Federer as a teenager in Switzerland, they were excellent preparation,” said Malinowski. The athlete and author of eight tennis books, trains regularly at the public courts in Holmes Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo

The regular season of the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island has concluded and the matchups are set for the playoff games.

The top seeds will enter the playoffs with confidence based off their regular season success, the rest of the teams set out anew.

Lancaster Design earned top seed and the accompanying bye into the finals of the 11-15 division on a 4-3-1 record. CABB Cleaning earned second seed with a 4-4 record, just ahead of 3-4-1 Lazy Turtle.

CABB will take on Lazy Turtle in semifinal action at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. The winner of the Monday match will kick off against Lancaster Design for the title at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.

Action last week in the 11-15 division got started May 7 when Lazy Turtle earned a 4-0 victory over CABB Cleaning behind two goals and an assist from Thomas Philpott and a pair of goals from Jackson Pakbaz and Max Higgins. Victor Albrecht came through with 13 saves for Lazy Turtle in the victory.

Evan Talucci made eight saves to lead CABB Cleaning in the loss.

The second match of the night saw Lancaster Design earn a 3-0 victory over CABB Cleaning behind two goals and an assist from Frank Coleman and a goal from Caden Quimby. Mikey Coleman came through with 10 saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Talucci was strong in net for CABB Cleaning, finishing with 10 saves in the loss.

Action in the 11-15 division continued May 8 with an upset victory for Lazy Turtle, scoring 3-2 over Lancaster Design behind a pair of goals from Pakbaz. Higgins added a goal while Albrecht came through with 11 saves in the victory.

Frank Coleman scored two goals to lead Lancaster Design, which received nine saves from Mikey Coleman and Aiden Templeton in the loss.

The late match saw CABB Cleaning bounce back to earn a 4-1 victory over Lazy Turtle behind two goals from Connor Samblis and a goal each from Fox Dalton and JM Feeney. Talucci again helped preserve the win with eight saves.

Pakbaz scored the lone goal for Lazy Turtle, which received 14 saves from Albrecht in the loss.

The 8-10 division playoff matchups are set as well, with 4-1-1 Beach House Real Estate earning the top seed, just ahead of second place Freckled Fin at 3-1-2. Ace Hardware was just behind them in third with a 3-2-1 record, while Ugly Grouper holds down the cellar with an 0-6 mark.

Semifinal action kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, as Freckled Fin takes on Ace Hardware, followed by Ugly Grouper battling Beach House Real Estate at 6:30 p.m.

Action in the 8-10 division kicked off May 7 with Ace Hardware rolling to a 7-4 victory over Beach House Real Estate behind a hat trick and three assists from

Johnny Monetti and a second hat trick from Jack McCarthy. Mason Moss chipped in with a goal, while Jack Zaccagnino made nine saves in the victory.

Dennis Gallagher paced Beach House with two goals, while Magness Rollins and Cyrus Ryan each scored a goal.

The second match of the night saw Freckled Fin earn a 3-0 victory over Ugly Grouper behind goals from Duncan Cloutier, Taylor June King and Connor Nixon. Cale Rudacille helped preserve the victory with seven saves.

Alexander Teich and Clancy Cusack combined for nine saves to lead Ugly Grouper in the loss.

The action resumed May 8 with Beach House Real Estate earning a 2-0 victory over Freckled fin behind a goal each from Dennis Gallagher and Julia Baugher, while Magness Rollins made six saves in the victory.

Cale Rudacille and Taylor June King combined for eight saves to lead Beach House in the loss.

Ace Hardware finished the regular season on a high note with a 2-1 victory over Ugly Grouper behind a goal each from Mason Moss and Johnny Monetti. Moss combined with Jack Zaccagnino for seven saves.

Sterling Holiday notched the lone goal for Ugly Grouper, which received 11 saves from Cusack and Teich in the loss.

Standings remain tight in adult soccer

The adult soccer league at the center completed it’s fourth week of action with the seven teams within striking distance of the top spot.

Gulfview Windows and Doors leads the way with a 3-0 record, closely followed by Blalock Walters at 2-0-1 while Jiffy Lube, Duncan Real Estate and Ross Built are bunched together with 2-1 records. Flynn Law holds down the sixth spot in the standings, while 1-1-1 Sato Real Estate is alone in seventh place. Solid Rock Construction follows at 1-3, while Moss Builders and Beach House Real Estate are tied for last with 0-3 records.

Action May 9 kicked off with Sato earning a 7-5 victory over Jiffy Lube behind a hat trick from the ageless Lyn Clarke. Murap Akay also had a strong game, finishing with two goals and three assists, while Sumiko Chipman and Josh Sato chipped in with a goal each. Zachary Lieb added an assist, while Jason Sato finished with nine saves in the victory.

Daniel Anderson had a goal and an assist to lead Jiffy Lube, which also received a goal each from Anil Akbulut, Ricky Anderson, Nicholas Bolli and Stetson Mathews. Eliza Faillace added an assist while Robb Marshall made eight saves in the loss.

Duncan outscored Beach House 6-3 in the second game behind five goals from Joey Hutchinson. Clancy Vaughan added a goal and Darrin Wash had an assist to round out the Duncan offense, while the defense was led by Trey Horne with 11 saves in the win.

Adam Bujarski, Joe Savino and Kris Yavalar each scored a goal to lead Beach House, which also received nine saves from David Greene and Cameron Maramenides in the loss.

The third match of the evening saw Ross Built edge Moss Builders 4-3 behind a strong performance from Connor Bystrom, who scored two goals on offense and made four saves between the pipes. Vince Circharo added a goal and an assist for Ross, which also received a goal from Greg Ross and six saves from John Hagerty in the victory.

Damir Glavan had a goal and an assist while Diego Felipe and Amy Ivin each scored goals to lead Moss, which got 10 saves from Scott Bear in the loss.

Olaf Krause, Tyler Robinson and Kevin Roman scored two goals each to lead Flynn Law to a 6-2 victory over Solid Rock Construction in the night’s final match. Mark Rudacille was solid in goal, making six saves to help preserve the victory.

Drew Jacobsen and Yuri Pereira led Solid Rock with a goal each, while Zachary Long made 14 saves in the loss.

Key Royale golf news

Summer golf is underway at Key Royale Club, as many members have departed for their northern dwellings, meaning matches have fewer players.

The men got out May 6 for a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. Bill MacMillan, Larry Pippel, Steve Pfeil and Earl Ritchie all carded plus-4s for a four-way tie for first place. Not sure who picked up the tab for the post-match beverages in the clubhouse.

MacMillan was part of the winning team with plus-3, along with Brian Comer, Scott Hill and Gary Razze.

The women played a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights May 7. Connie Livanos fired a 4-under-par 28 to edge Pam Lowry by one stroke in Flight A. Sharon Tarras was alone in third with a 2-under-par 30.

Terry Westby carded a 4-under-par 28 to grab first place in Flight B. Roxanne Koche was alone in second place with a 2-under-par 30, while Ellen Boin, Laurie

Hicks, Amy Tripp and Sue Wheeler finished in a four-way tie for third place with matching 1-under-par 31s.

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for the day’s bragging rights during May 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The championship match saw Norm Good walk his way to a 15-5 lead, but the team of Rod Bussey and Neil Hennessey rallied for a 21-18 victory and the claim to the day’s title, Bussey’s third straight victory.

Three teams emerged from pool play during the May 11 games. Dom Lividoti and Bob Heiger drew the bye into the final and watched as Hennessey strolled into the finals with a 21-4 victory over Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow. Hennessey earned his second championship of the week, earning a 21-14 victory over Lividoti and Heiger.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 15, 2019


COUPON: SAVE $5 on the only patented sandless beach blanket. Use AMI5@sandkessblanket.com or purchase at the Beach Hut across from Ginny’s and Jane E’s old IGA on Gulf Drive or call 855-686-sand.

MURPHY BED: NEED guest room? With matching office desk suite, $995. 303-912-5637.

WINE COOLER A/C or 12-volt, $50. Mini-fridge, $40. Chairs, $5 each. 941-356-1456.

ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.


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)


WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cellphone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP and annex open 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-779-2733.

COMMUNITY “TREASURE” SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Huge sale, several homes. South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. behind St. Bernard’s church.


FOUND KEYS: ON Sunday, May 5. 85th Street, Holmes Beach, across from Crosspoint Fellowship church. Pick up at Holmes Beach Police Department.

LOST EASTER SUNDAY: Black Samsung Galaxy tablet. Seaside Gardens, 62nd and 63rd streets. 941-778-1750. Priceless photos!


HELP RESCUED PETS! Volunteer, foster, have fun! Moonracer Animal Rescue. Email: moonraceranimalrescue@gmail.com.


2001 GEM CAR for sale! Batteries replaced recently.
Delivered to Island, price $5,000. Contact, 863-838-2649.


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

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-778-2121 or see boatflorida.net.


HOUSEKEEPER: 30-40 HOURS per week. Must know how to handle daily housekeeping operations for a small motel. Must speak English and be a non-smoker. Family owned motel, great place to work. Tom at 941-778-5405.

JOB FAIR AT the Waterline 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Seeking: housekeeping, front desk hosts full-and part-time, bartenders full-and part-time, servers full-and part-time, banquet team part-time, food and beverage supervisor, front desk host supervisor, stewards full-time. Business casual, bring resume. 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

SEEKING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Excellent communication and computer skills. Full-time plus benefits. Info@amichamber.org. 941-778-1541.

REPORTER WANTED: Full- to part-time. Print media, newspaper experience required. Apply via email with letter of interest to news@islander.org.


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, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.


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

CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, vacation, construction, rentals and power washing. 941-744-7983.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. Office, 941-447-6389. 941-545-6688.

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

NEED A RIDE to airports? Tampa $65, St. Pete, $55, Sarasota, $30. Gary, 863-409-5875. gvoness80@gmail.com.

B-SAFE-RIDES: Peggy, R.N I live on Anna Maria Island. Airport, casino, cruises, racetrack, golf course and personal rides. Minivan, leather, seats up to 6 people. Don’t risk it! Call or text, 727-902-7784. Unavailable May 22 until June 15.

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PRIVATE caregivers available 24/7. Reasonable rates, everything from running errands to personal care.
Stephanie, 941-592-8850, Sherry, 763-242-2960.

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

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 Bill 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 20 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.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $55/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.


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

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

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

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.

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

R. A. GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION: Re-roof and leak specialist. Residential/hotels/commercial. Repairs, shingles, tile, metal, flat. Quick response. Quality work at reasonable rates. References. Insured/licensed. #CCC1330056. Call Bryan at 727-277-9502.

ISLAND HANDYMAN: I live here, work here, value your referral. Refinish, paint, tile. Just ask. JayPros. Licensed/insured. References. Call Jay, 941-962-2874.


AVAILABLE RENTAL: APRIL 2019 and October-April 2020. 2BR/2BA ground-level with carport and patio. Charming, plantation shutters. 1.5 blocks to Gulf beaches. Updated, granite countertops, recessed lighting, flat-screen TVs in each room. Must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished, garage included. No pets, no smoking. $1,750/month. 941-778-2824.

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA CONDO: Upgraded annual rental. Holmes Beach. Westbay Point and Moorings. Bottom floor, waterfront. $1,800/month plus electric and cable. Contact 813-362-5881.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, one-car garage villa. Vacation, updated turnkey furnished. December, $1,500, January 2020, $3,500. Book now. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

WATERFRONT CONDO AT Westbay Cove. Monthly rental at off-season rates under $3,000. 973-208-0020 or paulreed46@msn.com.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA CONDO on second floor with bay views. Pool, tennis, cable and water included. $1,750/month. 941-778-1000.

ONE BEDROOM CONDO: Beautifully furnished. Bradenton Beach. Semi or annual. Big pool, small complex, one block to beach. Includes electric, water, cable, Wi-Fi. $1,550/month. No pets. 941-447-3071.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA: HOLMES Beach. Large deck, walk to beach. $1,400/month. 941-778-7980.

ANNUAL: LUXURY, COMPLETELY remodeled rental, 4BR/3BA condo on the bay in Holmes Beach. Five-minute walk to the beach. Two decks furnished or not furnished. Consider six-month rental, furnished only. Heated pool, tennis, fishing dock, kayak launch with storage rack. Owner pays water, basic cable and garbage. $3,400 per month. 352-875-6094.

FURNISHED CONDO: 1BR/.5BA. Five minutes from Holmes Beach. First floor, $1,200/month. 941-812-7216.


BEACH BLOCK! TURNKEY furnished beautifully updated 3BR/2BA classic cottage with pool, only five houses to beach! West of Gulf Drive with great rental. Only $899,000. Call Kathleen White at 941-773-0165. Island Real Estate.

CONFORMING DUPLEX! OVER 2,500 sf of living with 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Easy walk to beach and room for pool! Now only $699,900. Call Kathleen White at 941-773-0165. Island Real Estate. KWhite35@tampabay.rr.com.

FOR SALE BY owner: Gorgeous Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA condo. Completely upgraded and beautifully furnished, across street from beach. Must be pre-approved for mortgage. Great income-maker. Booked until August. This is your dream turnkey vacation condo and/or rental property. Call Kim, 513-325-7536 for showing.

ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA oversize two-car garage. Caged, heated pool and spa. Boat dock and lift. $719,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

BAYSHORE GARDENS HOME: 3BR/2BA with community pool and marina. $179,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.


BUY MOUNTAIN LAND now! Just west of Franklin, N.C. Two lots offered: Riverfront lot, 0.85 acre with septic tank for 2BR home. $50,000. Non-waterfront lot, 0.52 acre with septic permit in place. $20,000. Spectacular views, easily accessible. Call Bill, 941-518-9300. http://www.vangopainting.net/NCLand.