The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 52 - October 10, 2012


Sato’s soggy soccer win

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Brent Laudicina, of Florida Discount Signs, looks
to pass during AMICC adult soccer action.

The Sun Sports game of the week was a wet adult co-ed soccer matchup between the Florida Discount Signs team and the Sato Real Estate team at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

The game finally started after more than a half-hour delay due to a wicked torrential rainstorm that rolled through the Island. Even in the mud and puddles, both team captains decided to play a shortened game consisting of two, 20-minute, halves. Sato Real Estate wasted little time and jumped out to an early lead when Diego Filipe sent a nice pass to Lexi Braxton who sent it to the back of the net, 1-0.

Halfway through the first half, Florida Discount Signs tied the game. Brent Laudicina found a loose ball and shot upper left for the goal, 1-1. The rest of the half was all defenses. The puddles on the field certainly helped as defenders Ryan Hogan and Josh Sato, for Sato Real Estate, and defenders Rich Bell, Trevor Flathman and Brad Laudicina, for Florida Discount Signs, kept the opposition from scoring the rest of the first half.

Six minutes into the second half, Diego Filipe hustled to a loose ball. He dribbled down the left side and then ripped a hard left footed shot into the goal to give Sato Real Estate the 2-1 lead. Four minutes later, Filipe took a direct kick from approximately 40 feet away on the left side and shot low and hard to the right side for the strategically placed goal, 3-1.

With five minutes left in the game, Tim Tedesco dribble through the middle defenders and to the top of the goalie box. He then sent a pass to the right side to Brent Laudicina who finished with a hard blast to the upper right and the goal, 3-2.

With less than five minutes to play and Florida Discount Signs only down by one goal, the pressure was now on to try and tie. Goalie Jason Sato, for Sato Real Estate, finished with ten saves and goalie Troy Shonk, for Fl. Discount Signs, finished with seven saves. Both were tested often in the last five minutes of the game but did not falter. The final score was 3-2 and moved Sato Real Estate up to second place alone in the standings.

Adult co-ed soccer results

Slim’s Place  4
Island Pest Control  1
Danny Anderson scored three goals, and Sean Sanders scored one goal. Tyler Bekkerus had seven saves in goal for the Slim’s Place win. Richie Subbiondo had a goal, and Austin Wash had the assist. Pedro Gonzalez had seventeen saves in goal for the Island Pest Control team.

Jessie’s Island Store  8
Moss & Bernard Construction  7
Zach Gilliland and Matt Plummer each had three goals and one assist. B.J Grant had two goals. Nate Talucci had four saves in goal, and Drew Twitchell had three saves in goal for the Jessie’s Island Store team victory. Brent Moss scored four goals and had an assist. A.J Bernard, Ryan Moss and Omar Polar each had one goal apiece. Jonathan Moss had 14 saves and two assists in goal for the Moss & Bernard Construction team.

Pink & Navy Boutique 3
Wash Family Construction  2
Aaron Parkin and Lindsey Weaver each had one goal. Scott Rudacille had seven saves in goal for the Pink & Navy Boutique win. Damir Glavan scored two goals. Kris Yavalar had an assist and Don Purvis had 14 saves in goal for Wash Family Construction.

Adult co-ed Soccer schedule:

Oct. 11, Thursday, 6 p.m., Sato Real Estate vs. Pink & Navy Boutique
Oct. 11, Thursday, 7 p.m., Slim’s Place vs. Florida Discount Signs
Oct. 11, Thursday, 8 p.m., Moss & Bernard Construction vs. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 11, Thursday, 9 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Jessie’s Island Store

Youth Soccer Results
Division III (8-10-year-old)

Lobstah’s  3
American Marine  3
Catherine Calhoun scored two goals, and Chris Snyder scored one goal for the Lobstah’s tie. Tyler Brewer scored all three goals for the American Marine team tie.

Miller Electric  3
Best Buy  1
Silas Banyas scored two goals, and Callen Achor score one goal for the Miller Electric Victory. Jaclyn Schlossberg scored one goal for the Best Buy team.

Miller Electric  7
LaPensee Plumbing  3
Ava Zink scored four goals. Silas Banyas scored two goals, and Dalton Guthrie score one goal for the Miller Electric team win. Sam Bowers scored two goals and Anthony Monetti scored one goal for the LaPensee Plumbing team.

American Marine  4
Tyler’s Ice Cream  3
Tyler Brewer scored all four goals for the American Marine team win. Daniel Sentman scored two goals, and Gianna Sparks scored one goal for the Tyler’s Ice Cream team.

Lobstah’s  6
Best Buy  1
Jack Groves and Chris Snyder each scored two goals apiece. Catherine Calhoun and Allie Connely each scored one goal apiece in the Lobstah’s win. Jaclyn Schlossberg scored one goal for the Best Buy team.

Division II (11-13-year-old)

Steam Designs  6
Nico Calleja and Gavin Sentman each had three goals apiece for the SteamDesigns team victory. Zach Fernandez, Sullivan Ferreira and Tyler Pearson each had one goal apiece for the LPAC team.

Jen Crady Massage –4
Wash Family Construction  1
Adra Dupuis scored two goals. Abby Achor and George Lardas each scored one goal in the Jen Crady Massage win. Ben Connor scored the lone goal for the Wash Family Construction team.

Division II (14-17-year-old)

Edgewater Realty  5
West Coast A/C & Heating  1
Kieran Grumley and Derek Pulch scored two goals apiece and Joey Carder scored one goal for the Edgewater Realty team victory. Sibella Glavan scored one goal for the West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating team.

Youth Soccer schedule

Instructional League (4-5-year-old)

Oct. 15, Monday, 6 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 15, Monday, 6:30 p.m., Firkins vs. Air & Energy

Instructional League (6-7-year-old)

Oct. 19, Friday, 6 p.m., Beach Bums vs.
Oct. 19, Friday, 7 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream

Division III (8-10-year-old)

Oct. 15, Monday, 6 p.m., Miller Electric vs. American Marine
Oct. 15, Monday, 7 p.m., LaPensee Plumbing vs. Best Buy

Division II (11-13 year old)

Oct. 10, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Wash Family Construction vs. LPAC
Oct. 10, Wednesday, 7 p.m., SteamDesigns vs. Jen Crady Massage

Division I (14-17 year old):

Oct. 10, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Edgewater Real Estate vs. West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.
Oct. 15, Monday, 8 p.m., West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. vs. Edgewater Real Estate

Adult co-ed Basketball results

Eat Here  68
Gator Man Pools  65
T.J Green scored 23 points and had 9 rebounds and 2 assists. R.J Mizell scored 19 points and had 7 boards. Josh Cullen added 15 points and 8 rebounds for the Eat Here win. Evan Wolfe had 28 points and 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Sean Hubbard scored 22 points and had 9 boards and 3 assists. Richard Atkins had 11 points and 9 rebounds and an assist for the Gator Man Pools team.

Island Real Estate  62
The Feast restaurant  52
Matt Ray had a double-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists. Matt Dwyer also had a double-double scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and had 5 assists. Teagan Purtill scored 10 points and had 2 rebounds and 1 assist for Island Real Estate victory. Nate Coleman had 17 points, 4 rebound and 3 assists. Michael Kasten scored 14 points and had 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Matt Morgan scored 11 points, had 1 rebound and 3 assists for The Feast team.

Best Buy  67
Agnelli Pools & Spa  60
Antwaun Jackson had a double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Bekkerus scored 20 points. Brandon Kern scored 15 points and had 4 rebounds and 1 assist in the Best Buy win. Chad Woods had a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Jonathan Moss scored 15 points and had 4 rebounds and 1 assists. Jordan Demers had 13 points and 4 rebounds and an assist for the Agnelli Pools & Spa team.

Adult co-ed Basketball schedule

Oct. 9, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., The Feast Restaurant vs. Agnelli Pools & Spa
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Island Real Estate vs. Eat Here
Oct. 9, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Gator Man Pools vs. Best Buy
Oct. 16, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Eat Here vs. Best Buy
Oct. 16, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Island Real Estate vs. Agnelli Pools & Spa
Oct. 16, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Gator Man Pools vs. The Feast restaurant



New vegan cookbooks sure to please

It’s Friday, and it is again book tour travel day. High above the Gulf of Mexico once more, I am en route to San Francisco’s VegFest.

Last weekend, I had a complete blast getting to know Miyoko Schinner, the author of a new book, “Artisan Vegan Cheese.” Miyoko. For those who are addicted to cheese, it’s a life changer. Cheese has an enzyme in it called casomorphin, as in morphine. It makes those baby calves want to drink their mama’s milk so they can grow into ginormous animals quickly.

It’s also thought that that insulin growth factor found in cow’s milk may be responsible for rapidly growing cancer tumors. Might explain why I’m the only adult in my family without breast cancer –mom, aunt and both sisters had it. We were part of the original breast cancer gene studies.

Miyoko and I hit it off enjoying the incredible dinners our publisher took us to at Chicago’s finest vegan restaurants. Check out the scrumptious photos I uploaded to my “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” Facebook page.

Much to the amusement of those with me, I’ve been known to dash over to a nearby just-served table and say, “Excuse me. Would you mind terribly if I took a very quick picture of your food? I live between two fishing piers and just don’t get to see, let alone eat, food like this very often.”

They look at me with pity and laugh, “Sure, go ahead.”

All of them are on Facebook. Ah Facebook – my book is closing in on on 14,000 fans. And that doesn’t even include my individual, personal trainer-author and vegan athlete pages. How do I have time for this? Wink, wink.

Another popular author, Jennifer Cornbleet, told me when she was a speaker as I was at Portland’s VegFest recently, that Chicago is her favorite vegan city, and she’s always so busy when she is there. I was really surprised. I always thought any city on the West or Northwest coast was vegan nirvana. To me, starved child in a fishing village, they all are blissful.

Jenny, by the way, has a great cookbook, “Raw Food Made Easy for One or Two People.” It was so popular, she came out with a revised edition this year. Both women’s books are published by my publisher, so it will be a love fest in San Francisco.

One of the coolest things I got to do was hang out the day before Chicago’s Veganmania with Miyoko and watch her prep the “cheeses” for her cooking demonstration the next day. I got to peel the skins off the soaked almonds, watch her blend it with a few other ingredients, and then taste all the cheeses she had made.

They were so yummy. A bit of work, but so worth it. There are commercial vegan cheeses on the market now. When I started out, the only choices were soy cheeses that didn’t taste very good. We have so many choices now – almond, tapioca and rice cheeses, and in every flavor you can imagine.

Tampa will be having it’s VegFest the day after I get back from San Francisco on Oct. 13 at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The park is located across the street and to the south of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage on Channelside Drive.

VegFests will let you taste all these yummy foods. I’ll also be doing a food demo at 1 p.m. and speaking at 4 p.m, and then taking an hour shift on the Ask the Expert booth. My hubby, Clarence, has graciously volunteered to man the table where my books will be for sale. What a guy!

This is the third year in a row I’ve spoken at Tampa’s VegFest. The first year my book hadn’t come out yet, but the organizers graciously invited me. They really do like to promote the local talent. Tampa’s Vegfest is growing so rapidly that it may soon be on my publisher’s radar of events to sponsor. It usually takes at least 5,000 to get him there. Stop by and say hi.

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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