The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 43 - August 21, 2013


Beach Bistro and Eat Here are champions

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story


The Eat Here team is AMICC 11-14-year-old Indoor
Soccer Champions.

The Sun sports game of the week was the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth, 11-14-year-old, indoor soccer championship between the Eat Here team and the Island Dental Spa team.

Eat Here came out fired up for the championship game and scored right away. Twenty seconds into the contest, Carter Reemelin found the ball on the left side and his shot was deflected into the back of the net for the early Eat Here lead 1-0.

At the 15-minute mark, Robbie Fellows sent a sweet crossing pass to a waiting and open Carter Reemelin on the back post. Carter finished it into the back of the net for the 2-0 lead.

Three minutes later, Fellows found a deflected ball in front of the net and sneaked a slow roller between the goalie’s legs and in for the score. This gave the Eat Here squad the commanding early lead 3-0.

Island Dental Spa players, Brooke Capparelli, Dylan Joseph and Luke Marvin, put the pressure offense on and elevated the excitement. At the nine-minute mark and eight-minute mark, Capparelli even bounced two shots off the cross bar. Eat Here goalie Zack Fernandes answered the call though and made save after save.

Island Dental Spa finally got on the scoreboard with four minutes left in the half. Shelby Morrow made a great pass, off the wall, to an open Luke Marvin in front of the net. Marvin finished low and right past the goalie for the team’s first goal. This made it 3-1 at the half.

At the 12-minute mark in the second half, Robbie Fellows had another great assist when he passed to Dunn Reemelin. Dunn’s shot went off the goalie and off the crossbar before finding the back of the net. This gave Eat Here the 4-1 lead.

With three minutes left in the game, an Island Dental Spa player was penalized, which left the team shorthanded. Motivated and playing hard to make up the difference, it scored a shorthanded goal when Marvin passed to Dylan Joseph in front of the net. Joseph used his chest and deflected the ball in for the goal and made the score 4-2.

Island Dental Spa did not give up. With only thirty-five seconds left in the game, Joseph picked up a loose ball and blasted it upper left for the goal. Now it was only down one goal with just seconds to play. Island Dental got one more shot on goal, but Fernandes made the save and ended the game with Eat Here as 2013 Champions, final score 4-3.

It was a championship Friday night to remember for the Bistro and Eat Here restaurant group. The Beach Bistro 8-10-year-old indoor team won its championship game over LPAC by a score of 6 to 5. Tyler Brewer led the way for the Bistro team with four goals, and Jeremiah Sculco and Shane Soletti each added one goal. For the LPAC team, Ryan Joseph led the way with four goals, and Chris Snyder added the other goal.

Youth Indoor Soccer

5-7-year-olds results

Bowes Imaging Center  4
Miller Electric  3

11-13-year-olds results

Eat Here  6
Bark & Company Realty  4

Adult co-ed Flag Football Results

Discount Signs Seahawks  57
Beach to Bay Dolphins  38

The Feast restaurant Falcons  19
Sato Real Estate Browns  14

Adult co-ed Volleyball Results

Beach Bums  25
Island Real Estate  14
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Beach Bums  25
Island Real Estate  13
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)

Salon Salon  25
Bowes Imaging Center  22
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Bowes Imaging Center  25
Salon Salon  22
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)

Bowes Imaging Center  27
Salon Salon  25
(Third game of best 2 out of 3)

Southern Greens  25
Bowes Imaging Center  23
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Bowes Imaging Center  25
Southern Greens  20
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)

Bowes Imaging Center  25
Southern Greens  12
(Third game of best 2 out of 3)

Adult co-ed Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 20, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Island Real Estate

Aug. 20, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Salon Salon vs. Beach Bums

Adult co-ed Softball Results

Island Gourmet Rays  18
Tyler’s Ice Cream  7

Adult co-ed Softball Schedule

Aug. 23, Friday, 6:30 p.m.,Tyler’s Ice Cream Twins vs. Island Gourmet Rays


Two stories in 12 hours

What a week! Actually,12 hours of last week were as intense as it can get.

As a former TV reporter, I can tell you it’s not uncommon for big news stories to be covered by multiple media outlets. And as important as I thought it was that a vegan could place seventh in the age group in the 1500 meters at the recent National Senior Games, I was hoping that it might get a little mention somewhere. But I was shocked to get two stories within 12 hours of each other! A great thing worth of only positive energy.

However, from a social media standpoint, it would have been nice to have them each a day apart to promote them individually. Instead, I had to promote them together in the same social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. Ah…what’s a modern day author acting as her own publicist to do. Seriously, I am incredibly grateful for any of coverage about eating/staying fit on a budget.

The ABC-TV station in Sarasota ran the story last Monday night. The Bradenton Herald had my mug on the cover of the Healthy Living section along with a full-page splash inside about the story of my book on Tuesday. The reporter was incredulous that no other media, other than The Sun, had done anything on the book. The Herald story focused on why I wrote the book. The caption of the photo mentioned I had placed seventh in my age group in the 1500.

A little aside. The online version didn’t mention anything about the Senior Games. Only the print version did. You may recall I mentioned last week that someone questioned my saying on Facebook about mentioning I was seventh when only nine competed in Nationals. In response to her comment, I explained that to get to Nationals, you had to finish in the top three in Manatee County, then the top four at State in each of the four events I did. And in some races including ones I did, half the people scheduled to run “scratched” because they were too tired or too injured to run races the following days.

The first anonymous comment on the online edition I think was from the same person. The ugly language was identical. It said to me that this person, for whatever reason, really had some kind of persistent agenda. That she would track me down on Facebook and then again in positive news story online that didn’t even mention Nationals was interesting.

I’ve worked hard to get coverage, and it’s tough to see under the cover of anonymity, a cranky, unchallenged and unmoderated false comment. But that’s how it often is these days online. If people had to give their real names, they wouldn’t say half the things they do.

I said response, all the Nationals results are online, and if you dig enough, you can find many people who scratched at Nationals. What’s perhaps even more amusing is that someone would have nothing better to do but to try and be so publically negative. What a waste of time and energy, in my opinion. Nobody is going to take the secenth place, or the other finishes in the top 19 in the other three events, award away. It’s not like I did steroids. I did plants!

I encouraged the naysayer to check out the ABC-Channel 7 interview with my coach, Rae Ann Darling Reed, who said how unusual it was for anyone to have competed in both a marathon and the 100 meters and everything in-between. I also encouraged her to show up at next year’s qualifying races here in Manatee County and then later in the year at State. And to hire the UCLA track coach one of my competitors had for years.

The Herald story was really great though, quoting much from my book, along with additional money-saving tips for shopping I gave during the interview.

It even quoted a woman from the Manatee County Extension Service who sounded like she was reading verbatim out of my book. Way cool.

The Channel 7 story was kind too. The poor photographer ran around the black asphalt track more than any of us Suncoast Striders Running Club members did. They never get credit!

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: www.vegcoach.com. She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at ejones@vegcoach.com or 941-704-1025.

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