The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 51 - October 16, 2013


Unwavered and still Unbeaten

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

scott dell | submitted

Greg Moss, of the Florida Discount Signs &
Wraps team, plays the ball cleanly during
AMICC adult co-ed soccer Thursday night.

The Sun Sports game of the week was a thriller between the only two undefeated teams in the adult co-ed soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. It featured the 3-0 Florida Discount Signs and Wraps team against the 3-0 Sato Real Estate team.

The Sato Real Estate team struck first early in the first half. At the eight minute mark, Josh Sato picked up the ball out of bounds and threw it in to a sprinting Matt Plummer in front of the net. Plummer perfectly headed the throw in ball past the goalie for the pretty goal. 1-0 Sato Real Estate team.

Five minutes later, Sato Real Estate mid-fielder Chris Circharo intercepted a pass. He dribbled threw the middle and ripped a left foot bender that curved around the goalie and in for the second goal of the game. Halfway thru the first half, Sato Real Estate took a commanding 2-0 lead.

The Florida Discount Signs & Wraps team countered quickly. One minute later, Greg Moss assisted Brent Moss by sending a quick lead pass to the middle of the field. Right away Brent controlled it, turned, and blasted a hard shot upper left and in. Score 1-2

The rest of the half was controlled by both defenses and the score remained 2-1. Florida Discount Signs & Wraps switched things up a bit and placed three defenders (Emily, Jonathan and Ryan Moss) in front of goalie David Moss for protection. Brothers, Josh and goalie Jason Sato, anchored the defense for the Sato Real Estate team. David Moss finished with fourteen saves and Jason Sato finished with twelve saves in goal.

Halfway thru the second half you could feel the momentum switch and some desperation start to sink in for Florida Discount Signs & Wraps. Taking a page from Sato’s first goal, Greg Moss made a throw-in to Ryan Moss in front of the net. Ryan beautifully headed it into the back of the net for the tying goal. Score 2-2

It looked like these two powerhouse undefeated teams were going to stalemate into a tie. With less than a minute left to play, Florida Discount Signs & Wraps set up for a corner-kick. Brent Moss ripped the corner-kick into a pack of players both on offense and defense. Ed Moss directed the ball off his chest and into the corner of the goal for the dramatic game winning score. Score 3-2

After Sato Real Estate took the early 2-0 lead, Florida Discount Signs & Wraps scored three unanswered goals to pull off the dramatic come-from-behind victory. They were unwavered in a desperate time and now remain the only undefeated team in the adult co-ed soccer division.

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4-5 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 18, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Air & Energy
Oct. 18, Friday, 6:30 p.m. – Eat Here VS. Sandbar Restaurant

6-7 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 16, Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. – Miller Electric VS. Mr. Bones
Oct. 16, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 18, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Mr. Bones VS. Bowes Imaging Center

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Results:

Beach Bistro  7
Tyler’s Ice Cream  1

Island Pest Control  6
American Marine  1

Island Pest Control  5

Beach Bistro  5
American Marine  3

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 16, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – Tyler’s Ice Cream VS. American Marine
Oct. 16, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Beach Bistro VS. LPAC
Oct. 19, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – American Marine VS. LPAC
Oct. 19, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – Tyler’s Ice Cream VS. Island Pest Control
Oct. 22, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – Tyler’s Ice Cream VS. Beach Bistro
Oct. 22, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – American Marine VS. Island Pest Control

11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Results:

Jen Crady Massage  4

Waterfront Restaurant  1
The Feast Restaurant  0

11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 18, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – The Feast Restaurant VS. LPAC
Oct. 18, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – The Waterfront Restaurant VS. Jen Crady Massage

14-17 year old co-ed Soccer Results:

Wash Family Construction  3
Jessie’s Island Store  1

Wash Family Construction  4
Jessie’s Island Store  4

14-17 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 16, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. – Wash Family Construction VS. Jessie’s Island Store

Adult co-ed Soccer Results:

Florida Discount Signs & Wraps  3
Sato Real Estate  2

Slim’s Place  8
Island Pest Control  0

Island Gourmet  9
LaPensee Plumbing & Pool  3

Agnelli Pool & Spas  7
Wash Family Construction  0

Adult co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 17, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Sato Real Estate
Oct. 17, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Florida Discount Signs & Wraps VS. Slim’s Place
Oct. 17, Thursday, 8:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing and Pool VS. Island Pest Control
Oct. 17, Thursday, 9:00 p.m. – Island Gourmet VS. Wash Family Construction

Adult co-ed Basketball Results:

Waterfront Restaurant  83
Bowes Imaging Center  81

Island Sun Newspaper  53
Beach to Bay Construction  39

Gatorman Pools  71
Southern Greens  66

Adult co-ed Basketball Schedule:

Oct. 22, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – The Island Sun VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 15, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – Southern Greens VS. Waterfront Restaurant
Oct. 15, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – Gator Man Pools VS. Beach to Bay Construction


Mystery girl on rust bucket fuels imagination

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story


A derelict boat prompts questions for boaters sharing
anchorage at Mar Vista on Longboat Key.

Sailing with only wind and my husband, Clarence, can’t be beat. Last weekend down to Sarasota was one of those trips that I don’t want to say too much about. Because if I do, all of the rest of the country will flee here instantly.

It may have been our best trip yet. We saw jumping and feeding dolphins in pairs along with mothers and babies in huge pods. There were so many. More than we’ve ever seen. They were jumping out of the water just like the show at Sea World, may they never go there. And if you haven’t seen the movie Blackfish, it is a must see. Very enlightening based on many actual news clips of the killer whales in captivity.

The dolphins came right up to the boat in ways they have never done before. It made us believe that they are getting so used to being fed by people, that they are possibly forgetting how to hunt on their own. I got so excited taking pictures at one point, that my pinky finger covered the lens of my iPhone and I missed some of the best shots. We went on to anchor for the night across from Mar Vista, and pulled up next to what looked like an abandoned boat. We estimated that it was between 40 and 50 feet long. The hull was dingy, rusty, and the entire boat looked like it was in need of a large paint job. We also guessed the boat could’ve been anywhere from 30 to 50 years old, maybe older. It looked like it had been brought down off one of the lifts in the old Cortez fishing village.

"Clarence," I said, “Surely this will be a great place to anchor for the night. This old sailboat isn't going anywhere and it looks like it is completely abandoned. So we should have peace and quiet.” We had our usual romantic sunset dinner (for me, crunchy peanut butter on celery), when I saw a rowboat pull up to the side of the boat. A drop-dead gorgeous girl in a scanty bikini somewhere in her twenties with two grocery bags climbs in the big boat with what I assume are groceries, and gets on the boat. She climbed below and that was the last we saw of her.

We had thought the windows on the boat were boarded up, but apparently there was some source of electricity. Lights came on and the windows looked to be a little translucent. The lights went off promptly at 11 p.m., and by the time we left at 8 a.m. the next morning, she had not resurfaced. I really wanted to wait around all day until she did. I wanted to ask her what her story was. Did she inherit the boat? Did somebody give her the boat for free with the promise that she would take care of it?

I said to Clarence that she reminded me of one of the children in the famous children’s series of books, “The Boxcar Children.” Clarence had never heard of that series and I spent the next 30 minutes describing the most favorite books of my childhood: how every child’s fantasy was to go live in a boxcar to escape parents.

So Mystery Gorgeous Girl, if you or somebody you know is reading this, please contact me. Even though I only do this column as a volunteer, I still want to know your story if you would like to share. My imagination has been tormenting me all week. I may have to write a novel just based on that.

I only do reporting if I get paid for the tremendous time it takes, like for my books. Speaking of which, I just signed a contract for what is technically my fourth book but will be my third when it comes out. It is on vegan fitness. And I will be speaking and doing cooking demonstrations at the Tampa Vegfest Oct. 19 and Orlando’s Oct. 26. Two other publishers have asked for #5 also on vegan fitness. This whole experience is getting surreal. But I love it. My “Run with A Vegan” program continues Oct. 12 at the Phillippi Shores 7K in Sarasota. Come run/hang with me and pick my brain! 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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