The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 40 - July 18, 2012


Fast paced win for Beach Bistro

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Andrew Burgess, of Beach Bistro, and Tuna McCracken,
of Gettel Toyota, race to the ball in 8-10 year old
AMICC indoor soccer action.

The Sun sports game of the week was an 8- to 10-year-old indoor soccer match between the Beach Bistro and Gettel Toyota. The Community Center gym is a great place to escape the heat and catch some hot, fast-paced play. This is exactly how these two teams played. The first half of play was dominated by great defensive play. The goalies, Tuna McCracken and Andrew Burgess, at both ends of the court were making brilliant saves. The Beach Bistro defenders Chase Archer, Lalita Garofalo and Lila Naeher were making it tough for their opponent’s offensive. The Gettel Toyota defenders Rain Cooper and David Daigle were hustling to defend their end and stop any opposition. Sam Bowers finally broke the scoreless game at the 11-minute mark when his shot deflected off a Bistro defender and went in, 1-0 Gettel.Julius Petereit got the fast paced Beach Bistro offense going, when with five minutes left, he blasted a hard shot to the lower left corner, score 1-1. Fifty seconds later Jayse Berzowski had a similar kick to the right corner for the goal, 2-1 Bistro. One minute later, Berzowski picked up a loose ball off the wall and scored a break-a-way goal. Within two minutes, the Bistro team took a 3-1 lead into halftime.

Thirty seconds into the start of the second half, Lilah Bowers got Gettel to within a goal when she took a pass off the wall and scored, 3-2 Bistro. Forty seconds later, the Beach Bistro flattened the tire of any type of Gettel Toyota come-back when Berzowski had a sweet assist to Petereit in the middle and he shot lower right for the goal, 4-2. After a handball in the box, Berzowski scored upper right on the penalty kick, 5-2. Two minutes later, Petereit picked up his third goal off a goalie deflection, 6-2. Berzowski soon after picked up his fourth goal of the night on some talented dribbling through the middle defenders and scored, 7-2. With eight minutes to go, Andrew Burgess scored on a three-line free kick that went off the goalie and in, 8-2 Bistro. Ava Zink carried the ball up the floor and off the wall before getting one-on-one with the goalie and finished it with a nice goal for Gettel with four minutes left. The final score was 8-3 with the Beach Bistro on top but the game proved to be fast paced and exciting from start to finish.

Youth Indoor Soccer

5-7-year-old results

Bowes Imaging Center 12
Southern Greens 6
Alessandro Rincon scored nine goals, and Aliva Enzo chipped in with two goals for the Bowes Imaging Center win. Alanna Belfiore scored two goals, and Katie Burgess, Casper Curry and Samual Meddick each scored one goal for the Southern Greens team.

8-10-year-old results

Beach Bistro  7
Beach Bums  7
Jayse Berzowski scored three goals, and Thomas Fellows and Julius Petereit each scored two goals for the Beach Bistro tie. Ozzie Lonzo scored four goals, and Avila Didier, Ryan Joseph and Luke Marvin each scored one goal for the Beach Bums tie.

11-13-year-old results

Eat Here  5
Air & Energy  3
Brooke Capparelli and Dylan Joseph each scored two goals, and Nika Ukhurgunasvili scored one goal in the Eat Here victory. Stephen Whyte scored two goals, and Daniel Fritz scored one goal for Air & Energy.

Waterfront restaurant 6
Air & Energy  4
Ryan Fellows and Robbie Fellows each scored two goals, and Morgan Burns and Brooke McIntosh each scored one goal for the Waterfront restaurant team win. James Whyte scored two goals, and Stephen Whyte and Nicole Sewall each scored one goal for Air & Energy.

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football results

Agnelli Pools & Spa Dolphins  33
Miller Electric Chargers  20
Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for 179 and four TDs. Pat Calvary had 44 yards receiving, seven yards rushing and scored two TDs in the Dolphins win. Quarterback Chuck Bucky threw for 155 yards and two TDs. Chuck McCracken had 20 yards receiving, one TD and two flag pulls for the Chargers.

Sato Real Estate Browns  33
Beach to Bay Construction Saints  32
Quarterback Jason Sato threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Brent Laudicina had 50 yards receiving and a TD, 20 yards rushing and a TD, an extra point, two flag pulls and two interceptions in the Browns win. Quarterback Larry Berkery threw for 126 yards and a TD. Quarterback Don Purvis threw for 29 yards and two TDs. Jason Mickan had 130 yards receiving and two TDs and an extra point and also 22 yards rushing and a TD for the Saints.

Jessie’s Island Store Jets 47
Slim’s Place Titans  27
Quarterback Matt Piermarini threw for 296 yards and seven TDs. Ian Fetters had 86 yards receiving with three TDs and four extra points in the Jets win. Quarterback Tyler Bekkerus threw for 229 yards and three TDs. Ryan Hogan had 158 yards receiving with a TD and an extra point and an interception for the Titans.

Duffy’s Tavern Raiders  35
Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings  7
Quarterback Chris Gillum threw for 258 yards and five TDs. Mike Gillum had 123 yards receiving with two TDs and an extra point. Tyler Redmand had three flag pulls and four interceptions in the Raiders win. Quarterback Ryan Moss threw for 104 yards and a TD. Jonathan Moss had 94 yards receiving with a TD and an extra point and three flag pulls and an interception for the Vikings.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League results (Best of three games)

Best Buy  25
The Feast restaurant Game 1 22

Best Buy  25
The Feast restaurant Game 2 16

Lobstahs restaurant  25
Florida Discount Signs Game 1 13

Lobstahs restaurant25
Florida Discount Signs  Game 2 18

Lobstahs restaurant  25
Florida Discount Signs  Game 1 16

Lobstahs restaurant25
Florida Discount Signs Game 2 11

Summertime…and the living is easy

My husband and I love the Island in the summer. We venture out to restaurants and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle as the snowbirds allegedly enjoy their northern climes. Although, if any of you have friends or relatives up North and have been tracking this for decades like I have, you know that for the past few weeks, the temperatures here are 20 degrees cooler here than in the upper 49!

To watch the news, you would think that all of Colorado was burning. I was a little concerned as my book tour continued to be speaking and doing book signings at Colorado’s VegFest in Golden, just outside Denver. The nearest fire was 100 miles away, and with the rain I brought, the remaining big fires were doused.

The week before, I had spoken at five Whole Foods in four days in the Miami area. Before that, I was the headline speaker at vegetarian festivals in New Orleans, Hartford, New York, Boston, Seattle, Toronto and many more. My book came out just over a year ago, and what a year it has been. If you had told me two years ago that I would be doing this, I wouldn’t have believed you.

In Denver, as is usually the case, my publisher took me to the finest vegetarian restaurants. I posted photos of what I ate on my book facebook page, and immediately 10 people chimed in saying that was their favorite restaurant in Denver too. Later, I posted the question on my facebook page, “What is your most favorite vegan (nothing made with animals) movie that you would recommend to a friend who is thinking about making changes?” Within an hour I had 100 responses. I’m still getting responses.

It seems I’m getting as many inquiries these days about social media as I am about my book, personal training and coaching. While in Denver, my “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” facebook page topped 10,000 fans. In one year. That, I’m told, is huge.

I continue to run with the Suncoast Striders and Manatee High Cross Country runs. You would think it’s too hot to run. Many runners take the summer off or slow down. I’ve signed up for the Halloween Halfathon (half marathon) at St. Pete Beach.

Recently, my hubby sent me a story in the New York Times he thought I’d be interested reading called, “My Vegan Marathon.” When I saw the headline, I said, “Cool! Finally, maybe someone is planning a marathon with vegan food afterwards.” There is nothing worse post-race than seeing the dairy-industry funded, free chocolate milk cartons being given out. I’ve written that there’s no money in broccoli, and the “fluid milk” industry as it is called by the USDA, has organized seminars for coaches titled “Marketing chocolate milk to kids…the ideal recovery drink.” Gag. But as I read the article, I see that it is written by blogger Christine Frietchen who started by saying she was very disappointed with her New York Marathon times, so she decided to train eating a vegan diet. I’m reading along and almost fall off the chair. She wrote, “I met Ellen Jaffe Jones, a vegan running coach who at age 59 still runs eight-minute miles. When I asked her about meatless marathon training, she said, ‘Just keep doing what you’re doing — lots of beans and whole grains.’” Christine went on, “I ran my next marathon with an improvement of more than an hour from my time nearly a decade ago…I felt great running a marathon fueled by a vegan diet.”

Holy guacamole. I traced Christine down on facebook and because she hadn’t identified herself as a reporter, I only vaguely remembered meeting her at New York’s VegFest. I loved the shoutout, and as a result, I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of people who found me to ask me to coach them online…as a personal trainer and/or a running coach. With Skype and facetime, I can demonstrate proper form and they can show me what they are doing. I can correct form or offer ideas as if I was right there with them. Some clients just prefer e-mail and/or phone coaching. You’ll find me on the beach most mornings coaching several non-cyber personal training clients in Couch to 5K programs. No one eats full-time vegan, but they all are very curious.

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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