The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 39 - July 24, 2013


Sweet start for Tyler’s Ice Cream

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

BJ Keim, of Island Gourmet Rays, rips the
ball during AMICC co-ed summer softball.

It’s been a perfect start for Tyler’s Ice Cream in the new Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer co-ed softball season. The league plays on Friday nights and uses the newly modified baseball/softball field at the city of Holmes Beach.

The field does not have sports lighting, so this is the only time of year that daylight extends long enough into the evening to get games in. The evening summer rains have held off, and the Tyler’s Ice Cream team has jumped out to an undefeated 2-0 start.

Solid performances by Rob and Laura Alderson, BT Mastin and Troy Shonk have led the way to the sweet start for the Tyler’s Ice Cream Twins team. On Friday night, it defeated the Island Gourmet Rays 15 – 6 and jumped out to an early lead in the standings.

Softball recreational league play is back on the Island and the atmosphere is laid back and fun. Men and women ranging from their 20s to their 50s can compete side by side with no worries. There are still a few roster spots available on teams for the summer league. For more information on joining a team, contact the Athletic Department at the Community Center.

To view or purchase these and more photos of this game, please visit

Youth Indoor Soccer

5-7-year-olds Results

Miller Electric  4
Bowes Imaging Center  2
Max Higgins led the way scoring 2 goals. Jonathan Kinkle and Grayson Mitchell each scored one goal in the Miller Electric win. Luke Bowes and Payton Harlan each scored one goal each for the Bowes Imaging Center team.

8-10 year-olds Results

Air & Energy  3
Ryan Joseph led all scoring with four goals. Chris Snyder added one goal in the LPAC win. Gianna Sparks scored two goals, and Sam Bowers added one goal for the Air & Energy team.

Air & Energy  3
Beach Bistro  3
Sam Bowers scored two goals, and Ozzy Lonzo added one goal for the Air & Energy team tie. Tyler Brewer scored all three goals for the Beach Bistro team tie game.

Beach Bistro  2
Joshy Calhoun and Eli Heskin each scored a goal for the LPAC tie game. Tyler Brewer scored both goals for the Beach Bistro team tie game.

11-13-year-olds Results

Eat Here  5
Island Dental Spa  2
Javi Salgado scored three goals and Robbie Fellows added two goals for the Eat Here victory. Dylan Joseph scored both goals for the Island Dental Spa team.

Bark & Company Realty  3
Gavin Walker led the game in scoring with 4 goals, and Nathan Bettger added one goal in the LPAC win. James Whyte scored two goals, and his brother, Steven Whyte, added one goal for the Bark & Company Realty team.

Eat Here  4
Carter Reemelin led the way with three goals, and Zach Fernades scored one goal for the Eat Here team tie game. Gavin Walker scored two goals, and Tyler Pearson and Preston Walker each added one goal for the LPAC team tie game.

Island Dental Spa  9
Bark & Company Realty  5
Ben Buglass scored 4 goals, and Brooke Capparelli scored three goals. Luke Marvin and Javi Salgado each scored one goal each for the Island Dental Spa team victory. Connor Mulhean scored three goals, and Stephen Whyte scored two goals for the Bark & Company Realty team.

Youth Indoor Soccer Schedule


July 26, Friday, 6 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging Center


July 24, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Air & Energy
July 26, Friday, 7 p.m., Air & Energy vs. LPAC
July 29, Monday, 6 p.m., LPAC vs. Beach Bistro


July 24, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Island Dental Spa vs. Eat Here
July 24, Wednesday, 8 p.m., LPAC vs. Bark & Company Realty, Inc.
July 29, Monday, 7 p.m., Eat Here vs. LPAC
July 29, Monday, 8 p.m., Island Dental Spa vs. Bark & Company Realty, Inc.

Adult co-ed Flag Football Results

Discount Signs Seahawks  28
Waterfront restaurant Raiders  26

Slim’s Place Broncos  33
Agnelli Pools & Spa Giants  26

Sato Real Estate Browns  38
Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars  6

The Feast Restaurant Falcons – 33

The Feast restaurant Falcons 33
Beach to Bay Dolphins  24

Adult co-ed Flag Football Schedule

July 24, Thursday, 6 p.m., Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks vs. The Feast restaurant Falcons
July 24, Thursday, 7 p.m., Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins vs. Agnelli Pools & Spas Giants
July 24, Thursday, 8 p.m., Waterfront restaurant Raiders VS. Sato Real Estate Browns
July 24, Thursday, 9 p.m., Slim’s Place Broncos vs. Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars

Adult co-ed Volleyball Results

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

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

Bowes Imaging Center  25
Beach Bums  23
(Third game of best 2 out of 3)

Southern Greens  25
Bowes Imaging Center  20
(First game of best 2 out of 3)
Bowes Imaging Center  25
Southern Greens  22
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)

Southern Greens  25
Bowes Imaging Center  18
(Third game of best 2 out of 3)

Salon Salon  25
Island Real Estate  21
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Salon Salon  25
Island Real Estate  21
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)

Adult co-ed Volleyball Schedule

July 23, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Island Real Estate vs. Beach Bums
July 23, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs. Island Real Estate
July 23, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Salon Salon
July 30, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Southern Greens
July 30, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Bowes Imaging Center vs. Salon Salon
July 30, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Salon Salon vs. Island Real Estate

Adult co-ed Softball Results

Tyler’s Ice Cream Twins  15
Island Gourmet Rays  6

Adult co-ed Softball Schedule

July 26, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Island Gourmet Rays vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream Twins


Finding Island yoga

As I write, one more week until I compete in the National Senior Games. I will compete in every event I qualified in at state – the 100, 200, 400 and 1,500 meters. I believe there is much more risk of injury than in endurance running and racing, which I have also done extensively. I’ve placed in 54 5K races for my age group since 2006. I did my first marathon in 2010.

In my final weeks of training for nationals, I’ve really been pushing the limits at the track, one of the only tracks in our area, Manatee High. The track is not rubber, like so many high school tracks are around the country. Manatee used to have rubber, but opted for the cheaper asphalt composite when it was time to replace the previous track. My daughter, who ran NCAA track at the University of Southern California, tells me that in some states, it is against the law to have anything other than a rubber track so that injuries are avoided. That whole liability thing – it’s actually cheaper for the districts to prevent injury than pay for them. Imagine that. I’ve offered to fundraise to get the $70,000 rubber track back. No takers.

I’ve tried to avoid shin splints, which is the most common injury from running too much on hard surfaces. But this week, a video crew showed up to record my final training sessions. And of course, I went all out. As a result, I’ve sought out all of the yoga classes I can find on the Island. Stretching is one way to avoid injury.

My weekly reminder: I am not a reporter. I am not paid to research and call all of the great yoga teachers and studios as any reporter would. What I’m sharing voluntarily is my own recent journey trying to stay injury-free.

I’ve lived on the Island almost 10 years, and we have many more great yoga choices now. When I first moved here, the only choices were yoga on the beach at Pine Avenue on Saturdays, maybe Wednesdays during season, and the Community Center.

We may have more yoga instructors per capita now than California. If I leave out any yoga instructor or class, apologies. My recent journey to find classes leads me to believe that we may be some kind of yoga Mecca. Who wouldn’t want to teach a yoga class on the beach, with the waves gently crashing in front of your students, with birds diving and calling to each other along with an occasional dolphin that surfaces on the horizon?

You don’t get that on the Mississippi River. Been there. Lived there. Did that. And as a yoga class attendee, ending the class on your back all stretched out and looking up at the bird and cloud-drenched sky, doesn’t get any better either.

One of my favorite indoor places was and still is Cindy Phillips’ studio, Island Yoga Space.

I actually paid Cindy for a one-on-one session, something I’ve never done, It was pure decadence. Cindy has given birth during the 10 years, but you’d never know it. Her knowledge of post-exercise yoga is deep, and she exudes what she teaches in her practice. I loved that she encouraged stretching well before the point of the end of range of motion. For flexible Type As like me, the risk is stretching too far which can cause injury. Cindy’s classes are great too.

On Saturdays, at the end of Pine Avenue by The Sandbar, you’ll find about four different yoga instructors rotating each week. On Wednesdays there also is a class there, but I haven’t been to that one recently. I experienced two different instructors over the past few weeks.

Janice Behling was wonderful, encouraging respecting limits, and not competing with others in the class. She gave clear breathing instructions coordinated with movements, something that is often overlooked in larger yoga classes. Classes charge by donations. Very cool.

There are also classes at Manatee Beach, which I’ve loved. Rachel Weber teaches there on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 as well as Anna Maria Island Health & Fitness next to Minnie’s.

For more, just Google “Yoga on Anna Maria Island” and you’ll find many options and schedules. Nirvana. Nameste! 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: 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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