The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 14 No. 1 - October 30, 2013


Four and five futball fun

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Scott dell | submitted

Addie Johnston and Brogan Sauls of the Air & Energy
team surround the ball during 4-5 year old fun
soccer at the Community Center.

The Sun Sports game of the week was a four and five year old instructional league soccer game at the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s. This age group is just simply-put, fun to watch!

The most popular sport on the planet is called Futbol, pronounced football in English. Futbol is king of the global sports but the United States and Canada call the game soccer. The United States is starting to catch up with the rest of the world and grooming their players at a very young age.

At the Anna Maria Island Community Center, they start their soccer players out in the instructional co-ed league for four and five year olds. They do not keep score and everyone is considered a winner. The emphasis is on learning the basic skills. The volunteer coaches main job is to assure the kids are having fun, safe and learning.

All the players are winners and should be recognized:

For the Air & Energy Team: Coach - Dave Johnston; Players - Anthony Dunfee, Addison Johnston, Gregory Jordan, Jackson Kaigen, Brogan Sauls, Jett Smith, Anna Wampole and Harrison Westendorf.

For the Eat Here Team: Coach – Dave Greene; Players - Asa Brisson, Nathalie Buky, Frankie Coleman, Gigi Greene, Konnor Oelfke, Kole Shonk, Ashley Thompson, and Dutton Yost.

For the LaPensee Plumbing and Pools Team: Coach – Esther; Players - Laighton Francis, Xane Flores, Gabriella Gilbert, Caleb Kinkle, Jack Mattick, Zoie Wade, Jack Whiteside, and Maddox Wilson.

For the Sandbar Team: Coach – Doug Hanna; Players - Karaline Berzowski, Ewen Cloutier, Kieran Cloutier, Maddox Culhane, Trey Hanna, Charlie Rogers, and Faith Walsh.

To view or purchase more photos of this and other soccer games go to www.amisun.com

Youth co-ed Soccer

4-5 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Nov. 4, Monday, 6:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

6-7 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Nov. 1, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – Mr. Bones VS. Miller Electric
Nov. 1, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Nov. 4, Monday, 6:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Nov. 6, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 7-Up Game (7 year olds ONLY)

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Results:

Beach Bistro  4
Tyler’s Ice Cream  1

Island Pest Control 7
American Marine  6

Island Pest Control  7

Beach Bistro  5
American Marine  4

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Nov. 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Nov. 5, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – Playoffs - #5 Seed Team VS. #4 Seed Team

11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Nov. 1, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – The Waterfront Restaurant VS. LPAC
Nov. 1, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. The Feast Restaurant
Nov. 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Nov. 5, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Playoffs - #3 Seed Team VS. #2 Seed Team
Nov. 5, Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. – Playoffs - #1 Seed Team VS. #4 Seed Team

14-17 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Nov. 4, Monday, 6:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Nov. 6, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. – Playoffs - #1 Seed Team VS. #2 Seed Team

Adult co-ed Soccer Results:

Island Pest Control  6
Sato Real Estate  2

Agnelli Pool & Spas  5
Florida Discount Signs & Wraps  1

Wash Family Construction 4
LaPensee Plumbing & Pool  1

Island Gourmet  5
Slim’s Place  1

Adult co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 30, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Island Gourmet
Oct. 30, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Island Pest Control VS. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 30, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. – Florida Discount Signs & Wraps VS. LaPensee Plumbing and Pool
Oct. 30, Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. – Sato Real Estate VS. Slim’s Place

Adult co-ed Basketball Results:

Beach to Bay Construction  56
Gatorman Pools  39

Waterfront Restaurant  66
Southern Greens  61

Bowes Imaging Center  75
Island Sun Newspaper  64

Adult co-ed Basketball Schedule:

Nov. 5, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – Gator Man Pools VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Nov. 5, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – The Island Sun VS. Waterfront Restaurant
Nov. 5, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – Beach to Bay Construction VS. Southern Greens


Eating vegan a piece of cake

I was lucky enough to be asked back again this year to speak and do a cooking demonstration for Vegetarians of Central Florida’s eighth VegFest. It was at the Orlando Festival Park and is billed as one of the largest VegFests in the country. The one-day event, as many of these are around the country where I have spoken the past two years, was free and had 150 vegan vendors serving vegan food and offering free samples of everything vegan you could imagine…from cosmetics to clothing and shoes.

At the moment, only Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando have VegFests in Florida. Miami was about to this year, but I’m told that most of the organizers have full-time jobs and just couldn’t put the time needed to organize one of these massive events. I’m still hoping someone from there will step up. The names of the animal rescue/protection vendors at Orlando’s VegFest included some catchy titles: Barky’s Legacy, Cats Are My Love, Gold Coast Greyhound, Make a Chimp Smile, Ruff World Animal Rescue, and of course, Save the Manatee Club.

Some of the talks and demonstrations included Raw Vegan Chocolate Super Milkshake, Three Steps to Making a Perfect Raw Kale Salad, and The Vegan Black Metal Chef cooking demonstration. The Vegan Black Metal Chef has thousands following him on YouTube. The chef, Brian Manowitz, lives in the Orlando area and does hundreds of videos dressed in a black metal glitzy get-up. His videos are hilarious, cleverly edited and full of instructions on how to make simple, delicious recipes. As far as I know, he doesn’t have a cookbook, but definitely should.

My friend and cookbook author, Tess Challis, who just wrote a great book called, “Getting Waisted,” talked about how to make a plant-based diet easy and fun. One of my other publisher’s authors, Robert Cheeke, who wrote “Vegan Body Building,” talked about how to use a plant-based diet to fuel athletic interests including losing weight, gaining muscle, and preventing injuries. “A Well-Fed World” speaker talked about the causes and consequences of drastically increasing global meat consumption, and especially the impact on global hunger and global warming. She addressed why switching to local, grass-fed or “just chicken” isn’t enough.

NBA basketball player John Salley closed out the day. He was the NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. He gave an emotionally charged talk including focusing on his mission to educate people of the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle through better eating habits. He is also a partner in the label Vegan Vine. Who knew?

My talk was “Coping When Others Don’t Eat The Way You Do” sharing my best practices for setting up a divided kitchen. I showed photos that one of my readers allowed me to use…she took it upon herself to make most of the recipes out of my book and posted the photos on Facebook. Incredible. My cooking demo was “Keeping It Cheap, Protein-Rich and Real in a Non-Vegan World.” I made a bean salad and “Penny Pincher Salad.”

Before heading back, we got to eat at Sweet Tomatoes, where I had several heaping plates of their raw salad bar, with almost every imaginable vegetable. Then a little carb loading since after getting back close to midnight, I wanted to get up the next morning and run 10 miles. Which I did. Training for a marathon. Piece of carrot cake on plants. Gotta run!

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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