The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 50 - September 28, 2011


Soccer teams off and running

Adult co-ed soccer results:

Island Pest Control – 9
West Coast Air Conditioning – 2
Scott Eason and Tony Fradukis each scored three goals, and Enrico Bissert, Lyn Clarke and Oliver Petereit each added one goal for Island Pest Control. Damir Glavan and Ryan Moss each scored a goal for the West Coast Air team.

Don Meilner & Son Construction – 6 Florida Discount Signs – 2
Zach Gilliland scored three goals, and Nate Talucci, Kim Terhern and Lindsey Weaver each scored one goal for Don Meilner & Son Construction. Cody Sullivan scored both goals for Florida Discount Signs.

Sato Real Estate – 4
Jessie's Island Store – 3
Matt Plummer scored two goals, and Jessie Brisson and Josh Sato each added one goal for Sato Real Estate. Sean Sanders scored two goals, and Anthony Rasulo added one for Jessie's Island Store.

Ross Built Construction – 9
Euphemia Haye – 4
Eric Howe led all scoring with four goals. Emily Ageros had two goals, and Sylvia Noguera, Guy Virgilio and Greg Ross each scored a goal for Ross Built. Justin Noyes scored two goals, and Jamie Gregorich and Sughi Lahrer each had one goal for Euphemia Haye.

Adult co-ed soccer schedule:

Sept. 29, Thursday, 6 p.m. , Sato Real Estate vs. Florida Discount Signs

Sept. 29, Thursday, 7 p.m., Euphemia Haye vs. Wash Family Construction

Sept. 29, Thursday, 8 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Ross Built Construction

Sept. 29, Thursday, 9 p.m., Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. West Coast Air Conditioning

Youth soccer results:
Division III (8-9-year-old):

Island Real Estate – 6
Island Pest Control – 3
Tyler Brewer scored three goals, and Katherine Burgess, Tuna McCracken and Javier Rivera each added a goal for Island Real Estate. Julius Petereit scored all three goals for Island Pest Control.

Gettle Toyota – 6
West Coast Surf Shop – 0
Josh Calhoun, Allie Connelly, Daniel Fritz, Jack Groves, Daniel Sentman and Ava Zink each scored one goal for the Gettle Toyota win.

Division II (10-11-year-old):

LaPensee Plumbing – 4
Eat Here – 0
Sullivan Ferreira scored two goals, and Adra Dupris and Corbin Gregg each added one goal for the LaPensee Plumbing win.

Division I (12-14-year-old):

Autoway Ford – 5
Mr. Bones BBQ. – 1
Michael Latimer scored four goals, and Kieran Grumley added one for the Autoway Ford win. Dylan Joseph scored one goal for Mr. Bones

Wash Family Construction – 7
Spinnakers Vacation Cottages – 3
Nico Calleja scored three goals, and Neil Carper and Tyler Yavalar each scored two for the Wash Family Construction win. Henrick Hellum-Brusso scored two goals, and Jacob Talucci scored one goal for Spinnakers Vacation Cottages.

Premier League (15-17-year-old):

Ace Hardware – 7
Beach Bistro – 4
Julius Gomes led all scoring with three goals. Chandler Hardy scored two goals, and J.T Goode and Gabe Salter scored one goal each for Ace Hardware. Austin Wash scored two goals, and Helio Gomez and Kyle Parsons each added a goal for the Beach Bistro.

Youth soccer schedule:
Instructional League (4-5-year-old):

Oct. 3, Monday, 6 p.m.
Island Dental Spa VS. Bowes Imaging

Oct. 3, Monday, 6:30 p.m.
The White Egret VS. Gulf Bay Realty

Instructional League (6-7-year-old):

Sept. 28, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Coastal Orthopedics vs. Beach Bums

Sept. 28, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Tyler's Ice Cream

Sept. 30, Friday, 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Beach Bums

Sept. 30, Friday, 7 p.m.
Coastal Orthopedics vs. Tyler's Ice Cream

Division III (8-9 year old):

Sept. 28, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Gettle Toyota vs. Island Real Estate

Oct. 1, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. The Movable Feast

Oct. 3, Monday, 6 p.m.
Island Pest Control vs. The Movable Feast

Oct. 4, Tuesday, 6 p.m. – Island Real Estate vs. West Coast Surf Shop

Division II (10-11 year old):

Sept. 28, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Eat Here vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Oct. 1, Saturday, 11 a.m., Eat Here vs. Jen Crady Massage

Oct. 4, Tuesday, 7 p.m. , Jen Crady Massage vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Timing is everything

It has been one of the most amazing months. I really didn't set out to have another career, but when you do your passion, who knows? Getting published in an e-book age is a miracle in itself. What has happened to my book and my life recently is miraculous, I'm told. I know that many Islanders and beyond are hoping to write the next great book. So I decided it is worthy of a column, in my humble opinion. I'll try to maintain the humble part. But I sure could get used to the life of an author.

Admitting someone else is right is a challenge. And so it was when my publisher, Book Publishing Company, told me they wanted to change my original title from "Eat Well on $4 a Day," to "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day." I argued that my title was going for the broader Wal-Mart crowd. I mentioned the "V" word to some Wal-Mart shoppers and got the rolling eyes look. But who says no to a publisher, especially a first-time author?

That was more than year ago when I was tracking food prices and for my book. What I did not begin to imagine was that an American president, Bill Clinton, would hit the airwaves big-time a few weeks after my book came out and rave about how a vegan diet saved his life by saving him from a third heart stent and third by-pass. Wow! Talk about timing.

The best advice I received in the whole publishing process is that you have to be your own marketer. I also had an agent who spent an entire year shopping my book to the big boys. They turned me down wanting a celeb or known quantity. Every one of them. My publisher says they are all crying a river now.

Book Publishing Company is the largest vegetarian publisher in the U.S. It started as hippies from San Francisco who drove to Tennessee in a bunch of vans to start a farm. They've been there ever since. The company is known as one of the best back end publishers. In other words, they are known for picking books that will continue to sell well over time.

My official book tour kicked off with a standing-room only crowd of 300 at Toronto's Vegetarian Food Festival last weekend. According to its website, it is the biggest festival in North America. My publisher put me and three of their other best-selling authors up at an incredible bed and breakfast one block from Toronto's finest raw, vegan restaurant. We ate there three times. Vegan nirvana! Why Bradenton or the Island doesn't have one vegetarian restaurant is beyond me. Toronto, it seemed, had one on every block. Just sayin.'

In addition to talks at the festival and local health food stores, I spent my other time signing books at the publisher's booth. Non-stop. My book was placed right on the corner so that it would be the first thing people would look at. And many did this predictable double-take as they saw the title, and then reacted, "How can you eat vegan on $4 a day?!" I would answer. Leaf through the book. Sale.

Before I got to Toronto, the book was already my publisher's #1 seller. I started whining that my book had dropped above 1,000 on Amazon. The publisher/owner, Bob, laughed and cornered me for a fatherly discussion. "Ellen," he said, "Do you understand that 75 percent of all books in print never get a second printing? We are scrambling to get yours reprinted, and it's only been three months! We are happy with any book ranked below 100,000 on Amazon! Below 5,000 is amazing, below 1,000 is incredible and unheard of."

Another author chimed in, "Yeah, Ellen, my book is above 200,000! Do you understand how unusual this is?"

I am living on Facebook/Twitter 24/7. I've taken classes. My publisher hired a New York publicist to help book media interviews. The book has been in the top 10 of vegetarian cookbooks and in the top 30 of all diet books at times climbing past Atkins, South Beach and other popular books.

The St. Petersburg Times contacted me yesterday. The reporter heard about me from a friend. When this gets published in the Times, the book/story goes global/viral. What a hoot! Ellen (DeGeneres) here I come! She's vegan, you know.

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at or 941-704-1025.

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