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Skimming the news ..,. Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 20.
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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since
By Jim Hanson
Making a permanent home for distressed wildlife
while filling in some blanks in the FISH Preserve is the
goal of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, spon-
sor of the Feb. 19-20 festival and of the Preserve, is
buying three lots from "Shorty" Wilkerson at the edge
of the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage Preserve,
at the east end of the historic fishing village.
FISH plans to turn the lots' house over to the Wild-
life Education and Rehabilitation Center that Gail and
Ed Straight have operated for two decades in
The four most recent festivals have paid for the
Preserve, which FISH bought for $250,000 from the
Schewe estate. Price for the 150-by-150-foot
Wilkerson property is $160,000, and this year's festi-
val is expected to raise a sizable part of that, said Karen
Bell, FISH treasurer.
FISH is to buy another single lot in March, she said,
paring to 11 the number of privately held lots within the
Preserve. Most are interior lots with no possibility of de-
velopment, while the Wilkerson property is at the edge of
the Preserve with access from Cortez Road.
The "Shorty house" is four bedrooms, two baths, said
Linda Molto, Cortez artist and activist who has long urged
Cortez to "adopt" the wildlife center. "It's a perfect fit for
both," she said. "What coqid be better?" Part of the deal
is to make sure "Shorty" has a suitable home to move into
in Cortez, and Bell said that is being arranged.
Not only will the transaction fill out the northwest-
ern comer of the Preserve and provide a home for wild-
life in need of rehabilitation, it will remove that entity
from Bradenton Beach where a few neighbors have
objected over the years to having the animal shelter in
their residential area.
Gail Straight said none of the details and terms
have been worked out, but she's "very excited about
The "Shorty house" is the only home ever built in
what has become the Preserve, FISH president Allen
Garner said. The 95 acres of mangrove wetlands and
some uplands was platted originally as the "Cramptons
of Cortez" subdivision in the 1950s, he said. Only a few
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School to inspire students to write a play for the
2005 Young Pli ighit Festival. For more infor-
mation, see inside. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Big Band Valentine
For the 13th consecutive Valentine season, the Big
Band Dance will bring rhythm to dancers and a big
donation to the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Thursday night, Feb. 10.
It will be the annual social event by the Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis Club, which has raised more than
$30,000 for the Center with its dances and is sure it will
have $2,500-plus more from this year's dance.
The dance will be from 8-11 p.m. Thursday at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The Bob
Zimmerman Orchestra will play, featuring Claire Louise
Tickets are $10 each, preferably sold by tables of
10 or 12, said dance chair Bob LoPiccolo. In charge of
ticket sales is Sandy Haas-Martens, and the ticket
phone is 778-1383.
Volume 13, No. 14 Feb. 9, 2005 FREE
By Rick Catlin
Island residents, particularly along the Gulf in
Holmes Beach, could one day have an unwanted new
The Arvida-St. Joe Co. is apparently set on finding
some suitable Island property to complement its up-
coming Perico Island condominium project, and once
asked Tidemark managing partner Nick Easterling
about buying that Holmes Beach property.
Easterling confirmed that more than a year ago
Arvida representatives inquired about a potential pur-
chase, but the discussions were informal and he said he
turned them down.
"I said I didn't spend five years of my life with this
project not to see it finished," Easterling said. "I told
The 40-unit Tidemark hotel/condominium/marina
is planned on the site of the former Pete Reynard's
Restaurant just north of the Wachovia building.
But Arvida is not Illel! to give up its search for
Island property, now that lawsuits against its controver-
sial 686-unit condominium development on Perico Is-
land have been dropped. The company has a history of
building condominium projects with accompanying
private beachfront and clubhouse. On Longboat Key,
Arvida purchased beachfront property for a private
clubhouse for its Harborside condominiums.
Arvida would like an Island property to tie in with
its Perico development, a local real estate agent said,
because it's an added feature for sales and marketing.
"What they'd probably like is a private clubhouse
and beachfront for condominium owners. It would be
a great selling point to have a private beach available
if you buy an Arvida condominium," said the agent,
who asked not to be identified. "My guess is they
would look at the Kabris property in Holmes Beach."
The Kabris property at 101 75th St. is no longer
owned by Kabris, but was sold Jan. 21 to William and
Margaret Robinson of Bradenton for $2.369 million,
according to Manatee County property records.
Efforts to reach Robinson for comment on his fu-
ture plans for the property were unsuccessful, but his
attorney, Ed Vogler, said Robinson has no plans to
change the use of the property "at this time."
PLEASE SEE ARVIDA, NEXT PAGE
Equipment in place, cable
replacement under way
Work is under way to replace the
underwater telephone cable linking
Perico Island with Holmes Beach.
Verizon Engineering Section Manager
Gary Carter said workers will be
installing fiber-optic trunk cable to the
Island that will "provide more capacity
for connections between the Island,
Longboat Key and the mainland."
Workers are boring a pipeline to carry
under the Intracoastal Waterway. No
vehicular traffic impacts will take
place, Carter said, and telephone
service will not be disrupted. Islander
Photo: J.L. Robertson
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PAGE 2E FEB. 9, 2005 TH E ISLANDER
Help a hoot
David Sadkin of the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center holds Angel wic barn owl at a recent benefit
art show. Angel was hit by a car and suffered a shattered wing and will never be able to be introduced into the
wild. Sadkin is a volunteer and the director of education services and public outreach programs for Wildlife
Inc. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Wildlife group off to Cortez
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
lots were ever sold.
FISH plans to close on the three lots later this
month, when money from the Feb. 19-20 festival is in
hand to finance the transaction, said Bell.
Though the Straights were not available for com-
ment, Molto noted that their operation has been mainly
in their garage, yard and often the rear part of their resi-
dence in Bradenton Beach.
"This would give them much more room so they
could isolate the ill creatures in a medical area," she said.
The new Cortez site should allow the Straights "space
for educational programs, and a flight area to see if treated
birds are recovered enough to go back to the wild."
Arvida beach club coming?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Kabris had requested a zoning change to accommo-
date a duplex for that portion of the property zoned Rec-
reation-1. The city commission turned down the request
and he subsequently filed a legal action before selling to
Robinson. The Rec-1 zoning allows the property to be
developed as a clubhouse for a condo or homeowner's
association; including food and alcohol service.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
spoke to Robinson, who claimed he was only going to
remodel the property for the time being. She said he
made no comment when she.asked about any future
plans at that location.
"It would not surprise me if Arvida approached
More delays expected
at Longboat Bridge
through this week
More slow-go is expected for southbound motor-
ists this week, as repairs to the Longboat Pass Bridge
Florida Department of Transportation officials said
motorists should expect lane closures through Friday,
Feb. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. as workers with Quinn
Construction Inc., the DOT contractor working the
project, replace the drawbridge. "One sidewalk will be
closed to pedestrians," according to DOT spokesperson
Cindy Clemmons-Adente, "and drivers please watch
for pedestrians crossing the roadway at each end of the
bridge. Pedestrians please use caution when crossing
the road ay at each end of the bridge."
Work on the bridge should be completed some-
time this summer.
Robinson about buying the property," the real estate
And Ed Vogler might be the perfect attorney to ne-
gotiate \\ ith Arvida. He's no stranger to Arvida and its
Perico Island project. He was formerly with the firm of
Blalock Held Walters and Johnson that represented the
City of Bradenton when it was sued by Manatee County
for its 2000 approval of the Arvida project. Bradenton's
legal fees in that action were reportedly paid by Arvida.
Robinson, however, doesn't have the only Holmes
Beach property on the Gulf zoned Rec-1. Hugh Holmes
Sr. owns several vacant beachfront lots just riorth of the
Robinson property, commonly referred tp as the "Ca-
bana Club," that are also zoned to allow a private club-
house facility. Efforts to reach Holmes Sr. for comment
Robinson and his family are Manatee natives and
were formerly in the sporting goods business. Two
years ago, the Robinsons sold some 375 acres they
owned in northwest Bradenton to Manatee County for
a nature preserve and park rather than developing the
property for single-family homes. Robinson is devel-
oping a golf course adjacent to the preserve.
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 9, 2005 PAGE 3
CART waits for Manatee County horse
By Rick Catlin
The Coalition Against Runaway Taxation met Feb.
2 to plan its strategy for an upcoming presentation to
the Manatee County Commission on a tax relief plan
for Island businesses.
CART president Don Schroder noted to the more
than 70 people. who attended that when CART went to
the Jan. 25 county commission meeting, commission-
ers at that time indicated they might consider the Island
as a special taxation district based on tourism. The
commission promised the issue would be placed on an
agenda within 30 days, but both CART and the com-
mission are awaiting a legal opinion from county attor-
neys and staff on what options are available for relief.
While waiting for the county, however, CART wants
to have its general criteria for tax relief established.
Island business owners are being taxed out of busi-
ness, Schroder said. According to figures from the
Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office, property
taxes on commercial property have risen 51 percent the
past three years, while taxes for non-resident single-
family homes (rental units) have gone up 94 percent
during the same period.
Business and rental unit owners can't raise rents
high enough to meet their ever-increasing tax bills, said
via court order
By Paul Roat
With a gulp and little other comment, Bradenton
Beach city commissioners at a meeting last week ap-
proved two Gulffront duplexes in the 1400 block of
Gulf Drive which the city had been fighting in court for
almost five years.
Appellate court judges last summer ruled that the
two duplexes owned by Island Inc. and Beach Devel-
opment Inc. should be allowed to be built. The appeal
by the city on the ruling was unsuccessful.
"You are mandated by the courts to approve this,"
City Attorney Ralf Brookes said.
"I know we have to do this, but I do so under du-
ress," said City Commissioner Lisa Maria Phillips.
"This is a black day for the city and for the citizens."
SFormer City Commissioner Anna O'Brien had
warned that if the city "relies on your experts, you get
what you deserve. Everybody has to take responsibil-
it\. You have to know what you're doing."
Co-developers for Island Inc. and Beach Develop-
ment Inc. first appeared before the city in early 2000,
seeking approval to build the duplexes on the Gulf
across the street from the Bermuda Bay Club.
The city's planning and zoning board approved the
projects. City commissioners denied the request in
April 2000. The developers filed a lawsuit against the
city, citing that the denial was not made with "substan-
tial, competent evidence."
The crux of the issue was a land-use map adopted
by the city commission in 1989 that called for that part
of the beach to be preserved due to unusual soil com-
position. Developers brought forward expert witnesses
who said the beach there was no different than the
beaches up and down the Island and that the "coriser-
vation" designation was in error.
City commissioners disagreed, citing previous ero-
sion trends in that section of shoreline that had at one
point left only a few yards of sand between Gulf Drive
and the Gulf water prior to a 1992-93 beach
Developers took the matter to court and, in April
2003, Judge Charles Williams.of the 12th Judicial Cir-
cuit Court ruled in favor of the city.
The matter was appealed by the developers and, in
a June 23, 2004, opinion, Court of Appeals Judge
James W. Whatley said in the majority ruling that the
lower court was in error.
"The trial court erred in finding that, based on the
evidence that was before the city commission at the
public hearing on the appellants' petition, the city's
Schroder. "People are selling out because of taxes. We
feel we've been cited because we choose to live here."
Agreed, said the audience.
The consensus among CART members was that
the tax relief proposal should include a maximum 10
percent annual increase in property taxes, the property
owner claiming relief should hold a business license or
proof of a bona fide business and that the property for
relief hosts the business and is essential to the business.
Businesses in the CART plan include lodging, retail
shops, restaurants, services and commercial properties.
Schroder said the county commission has indicated
that application for relief would be made on an annual
basis and that an independent board will decide if ta'\
relief were appropriate.
Any plan is contingent on what is legal, he ob-
served. "Now, we need to hear from the county."
But CART has some options to pursue tax relief
other than the county commission.
At issue for CART is that the property appraiser
values property at "highest possible use," rather than,
actual use. That means if a rental unit or business could
be converted to a condominium, the appraiser values
that property' as a condo.
That's not the way to alue property, said CART
attorney Chuck Webb, who has had considerable ex-
New bridge to mainland,
Manatee County crews have been working along ihe
northside of the Palma Sola Causeway constructing
afoot bridge from Perico Island to the mainland.
The bridge is part of the nature trail approved by the
county that will connect northwest Bradenton with
Perico Island. That section of Bradenton was bought
by the county two years ago for preservation as a
nature park. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
denial of the appellants' petition was fairly debatable,"
"The appellants presented expert testimony, in-
cluding from the city's own land planner, showing that
the designation of the appellants' property as preserva-
tion was erroneous because the property did not meet
the definition of preservation. They also presented evi-
dence, and the trial court found that Manatee County
had taxed the property as R-3, i.e., residential property,
and the mayor's son had been issued a license to oper-
ate a sailboat rental business on the property, which
activity is not allowed on preservation property."
Brookes said the project could be appealed before
the Florida Department of Community Affairs within
30 days, and then go to the Florida Division of Admin-
istrative Hearings, but "it is basically out of our hands
City commissioners voted unanimously to approve
the small-scale plan amendment needed for the four
units to be built. Still to come are building permits and
a state waiver for construction seaward of the coastal
construction control line.
perience in property values and taxation as a county at-
torney in Broward County and Charlotte County.
"That flies in the face of 'reasonable near future
use,'" he said.
The property appraiser should appraise Island
properties for what income is generated, but the ap-
praiser chooses to use condominiums as the valuation
criteria because these units have high valuations on the
Island and produce greater property taxes.
Based upon that opinion, Schroder said, a legal
challenge to the property appraiser's method of valu-
ation is always a possibility.
Schroder noted that according to the Jan. 27 issue
of the Wall Street Journal, a number of lawsuits on this
\ er issue ha% e been brought against property apprais-
ers around the country.
"Howe;er. we would prefer to work with the
county at this time, rather than a lawsuit," he said. "We
will keep all of our options open." Those options also
include working through the Florida Legislature or the
property appraiser's office.
Schroder said he expects a ruling on the legal as-
pects of the Island as a special tax district within the
next two weeks and then CART should be placed on a
county commission agenda within 30 days.
Boat ramp suggested
for northeast Cortez
A new boat ramp with a large parking lot to accom-
modate trailers may be in Manatee County's future.
Manatee County commissioners instructed their
staff Tuesday to commence more detailed research into
three boat ramp locations in the county, with a prior-
ity site located northeast of Cortez Road.
The preferred boat ramp location is west of San
Remo Shores on land owned by Manatee Fruit Co.
County staff estimate that the property would have
minimalenvironmental impacts to accommodate up to
100 boats and trailers. The ramp would require mini-
mal dredging in Palma Sola Bay. Rest-rooms would
also be located on the property.
Anna Maria City
Feb. 9, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting at Holmes Beach City
Hall parking lot.
Feb. 10, 6:15 p.m., special city commission meeting
regarding right of way issues at 520 Bayview Place.
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., city commission workshop.
Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Capital Improvement Advisory Com-
Feb. 17, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Citizens Advisory Committee for the
Review and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code.
Feb. 9, 6 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Feb. 10, 3 p.m., city commission work session.
Feb. 14, 4 p.m., dedication of city welcome sign at
Coquina Beach bayside.
Feb. 17, 11 i .n., city commission work session.
Feb. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Feb. 9, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee fo-
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Feb. 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holrhes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Feb. 15, 9 a.m., Manatee County Commission work ses-
sion on charter, County Administration Center,
Feb. 16, 6 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
PAGE 4 0 FEB. 9, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Truth about trees:
forum Feb. 9
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee will offer a public forum dubbed "The Truth
About Trees" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.
The forum is an opportunity for local property
owners and residents to meet with Florida landscape
experts and learn about the plants that thrive in the
The forum will feature a panel of six landscape
professionals who will each give a 10- to 15-minute
presentation. After the presentations, panelists will an-
swer questions from the audience.
The first speaker will be Ken Langeland, professor
at the University of Florida and a national authority on
aquatic invasive plants. He will describe the long-term
effects non-native plants have on the environment.
Langeland developed an aquatic herbicide applica-
tor training program for southeastern states and is cur-
rently developing training for a new category in natu-
ral area weeds management. He is the author of the
recently published book, "Identification and Biology of
Non-Native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas."
Steve Schield, environmental officer for Longboat
Key, will also give a presentation. He will describe the
extensive program under way in his municipality to
eliminate invasive growths.
Schield is a registered landscape architect, certified
planner and member of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram Technical Advisory Committee. He enforces
town codes and oversaw the design and construction of
a number of park and wetland restoration projects, in-
cluding Quick Point Nature Preserve, Joan M. Durante
Park, Bayfront Park and Sister Keys.
Other panelists include Ed Flowers of the Florida
Division of Forestry; Ed Freeman of the Exotic Pest
Plant Council and the Nature Conservancy; Karen
Fraley, president of the Florida Native Plant Society;
and Tom Heitzman of Sweetbay Native Nursery and
the National Audubon Society.
Flowers has been employed by the Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry since 1979. He has participated in the
Society of American Foresters and the Florida Forestry
Association professional organizations, as well as as-
sisting with Arbor Day and Urban Forestry programs
Sliced chicken, Privateer-style at Thieves' Market Saturday
Privateer Eric "Axmon" Rushnell, left, slices up some barbecue offered by Privateer "Big John" Swagger,
taking a stab at the grub offered at last month's Thieves' Market with more of the same Saturday, Feb. 12
at Coquina Beach. The event includes arts, crafts, trash and treasures and plenty of marauders, including
Renee Collins and Michael "Attilla" Miller, right. It will have entertainment and the Privateers' pirate ship
float. The sale will befrom 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Also offered, the Privateers "coveted" mullet spread, prepared from
their own specialty, smoked mullet. Details may be obtained at 650-6136 or 729-9039.
throughout his career.
Freeman has dedicated more than 11 years protect- Landscape volunteers
ing environmentally sensitive lands for Sarasota
County and has helped protect more than 70,000 acres sought in Bradenton Beach
throughout Southwest Florida in the past three years. City residents in Bradenton Beach are being
Fraley has a degree in ornamental horticulture from asked to serve on a volunteer landscape commit-
the University of Florida and is the owner of Around tee.
the Bend Nature Tours, which provides environmental According to City Commissioner Lisa
education to adults and children about Manatee Marie Phillips, committee members will be'
County's natural areas. asked to assess the city for trees of historic
Hietzman has a degree in horticulture from Ohio State value, review current landscape ordinances and
University and has been operating the Sweet Bay Nurs- the city's comprehensive plan as well as plan
ery for 10 years. He is also a board member of the Asso- and execute an educational awareness program.
ciation of Native Nurseries and member of the Manatee Anyone interested in serving on the com-
county Environmental Horticulture Department. mittee should contact Phillips at 778-1005, ext.
The forum will take place at Holmes Beach City 212.
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
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The Forgetful Four offer singing Valentines
County taking steps to ensure good sand for beach
Manatee County commissioners, leery of sand
quality on the upcoming beach renourishment project
for Anna Maria Island, approved additional funding
Tuesday for a study to ensure the new beach would not
be full of shells.
Coastal Planning and Engineering, a Boca Raton-
based consulting company the county has used in previ-
ous years, will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers to renourish Island beaches, probably later this year.
The beach lost significant sand during the four
hurricanes that roared through the area last summer and
fall. Through the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's auspices, almost hone of the funding for the
Project will require local financial aid.
: "We ant to proceed %' ith this project," said Mana-
tee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie Hunsicker,
"but we want to control the quality of the project."
"The last thing we want our visitors and residents
to see is a shelly beach our there," said Manatee County
Commissioner Amy Stein.
Hunsicker added that the next renourishment may
also encompass more of the Island. The previous two
sand projects encompassed a little more than 5 miles of
shoreline; the next project, he said, could extend a dis-
tance of almost 9 miles, from the south end of Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach to the north end of the Is-
land in Anna Maria.
He added that the sand source for the southern
portion of the project could be the shoal in the Gulf of
Mexico off Longboat Pass.
THE ISLANDER N FEB. 9, 2005 E PAGE 5
Barbershop quartets offer
singing valentine special
Singing valentines are being offered by quartets
with the Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus over
the Valentine's Day period, two songs and a box of
chocolates for $40.
The treats will be delivered Feb. 12 or Feb. 14
at the time and place and to the person of the purchaser's
choice, said Charley Canniff of Anna Maria Island, a
member of one of the "Forgetful Four" quartet.
The special may be ordered from Canniff at 778-
4590 or Tom Lennon at 727-7000.
Lawyers argue lawsuit
against Holmes Beach
Attorneys for all sides in a lawsuit filed by Holmes
Beach property owners Ruth McLean and Barbara
Coloney against a board of adjustment approval of a
lot-width variance pleaded their cases Feb. 2 before
Circuit Court Judge Marc Gilner.
The lawsuit stems from a 2004 decision by the
BOA to grant Holmes Beach property owner Frank
Davis of 5622-Gulf Drive a lot-width variance to build
a four-unit condominium.
According to an attorney familiar with the case, the
judge should render a decision within 30 days.
At the hearing, attorney John Shubin represented
McLean-Coloney, Greg Hootman represented Holmes
Beach and Peter Mackey was the attorney for Davis.
Holmes Beach community chat
The Holmes Beach Civic Association invites resi-
dents to a "Community Chat" with Holmes Beach
Commissioner Don Maloney at the Island Branch Li-
brary Saturday, Feb. 12.
Refreshments will be available at 10:15 a.m. fol-
lowed by a roundtable discussion.
The association will also be presenting its slate of
officers and directors for ratification and will be ask-
ing for a vote on the board of directors recommenda-
tion to donate $200 to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's capital building funds.
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Here we go (grow) again
For the second time in 10 years, Bradenton Beach
has faced a court reversal on a development decision.
For beach preservationists, the ruling by Florida's
Second District Court of Appeals is a crucial loss.
For most city officials, it was a bitter loss.
For the developers, who asserted their rights to
build two duplexes on the beach, it is a triumph.
It's not so much that history repeated itself here, be-
cause the previous ruling against the city that favored the
development of the Bradenton Beach Marina was a dif-
ferent board, different mayor, different commissioners.
And that case also resulted in costly "slapsuits" against all
those persons who spoke against the developer.
The crux of the matter here is that the city went
through a period where redevelopment of blighted ar-
eas was zealously sought. It was so encouraged that an,
"overlay district" was created that allowed many more
units to be built where, in some cases, there had been
only a single-family home. Zero parking ir: the historic
overlay zone was also approved.
By embracing'the new possibilities, Bradenton
Beach soon found itself immersed in developers who
"pushed the envelope" to tear down and maximize the
potential of their properties. Variances were handed out
like bottled water at a marathon race.
Renaissance soon turned to nightmare.
Eyes began to open to the canyon effect on Gulf
Drive, the roundabout was shadowed by three-story new
buildings, and the saga of Old Bridge Village unfolded
and brought about a new "vision" on the commission.
In spite of many gyrations to "save the city," there
still remains no full-time planner and the city still
doesn't have its act together with regard to quasi-judi-
cial hearings. It lacked expert testimony not reasons
- to support its arguments in court.
Is it possible to negotiate with the developer to
obtain the beachfront property so hotly debated for
public preservation?.- -: '
Recent examples of "good deals for conservation"
include the successful negotiations by Manatee County
for a large tract of land "targeted" for development
surrounding a yet-to-be-completed northwest
Bradenton golf course, and even more recently a devel-
oper announced he would entertain a public offer for
the southwest side of Perico Island.
If preservation meets an impasse, will the city look
to its power of eminent domain to continue the fight?
At the least, the process in Bradenton Beach is
flawed and the epic drama will continue to play to a
sold-out crowd. Tune in next week.
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es not only culprits
While it was probably not your intention, your
photograph of a fallen Australian. pine in the Feb. 2
edition of The Islander was divisive. Adversaries of
the tree list as one of its failings the danger of its
damaging neighborhood property in the ever
You could have just as easily.sho n picCtuie
downed oak trees, palms or utility poles, all of whici
caused significant damage in central Florida as a result
of the recent hurricanes.
Many of the Australian pines on Anna Maria have
survived the storms of the past 40 years, but like most
vegetation and buildings are not hurricane proof.
John Molyneux, Holmes Beach
On library art
Regarding the art display at the Island Branch Li-
brary, it would seem this situation is "much ado about
nothing!" It is certainly the and responsibility of
the library to control the sort of displays that are al-
No one is calling Ginger White's work obscene to
my knowledge indeed, her nudes that I have seen
are delicate. These are the ones she hung in the library
the first time with some landscapes.
The problem is that she is upset because one indi-
vidual forced the library to take this first exhibition
down (it was in the main library room). She was then
offered the Walker-Swift room. She hung a completely
different exhibition the second time. I do not believe
the library was aware of the content of this second ex-
hibition before it was hung.
She is taking umbrage because some library pa-
trons complained of the detailed genitalia in this sec-
ond exhibition. The library serves the general public
and goes out of its way never to offend anyone
Ms White is being over-reactive. She has exhibited
in the library on previous occasions and has always had
' gotrelaftibrfs'wltF thd Wtaft.-i a ef W#iA"
and preserving freedoms, its simply a matter of her
being recalcitrant about where she wants to display her
The coImmunit\ would be better served if all
stepped back and took a deep breath. A by-product of
Ms. White's ascerbic effort to turn this issue into a"
cause celebre" could well lead to the loss of an impor-
tant and free \enue for all the Island artists, and that
would be a great shame.
Denise Johnson, Holmes Beach
I recently attended a joint meeting of the city and
county commissioners. I got the impression that I
may soon be asked to vote to approve a charter form
of government for our county. I believe that this
would be an absurd waste of taxpayers' money.
Surely this county has more pressing issues to deal
with than changing our form of government and the
chaos it would create in our community. There is no
need for this change!
Clearly the height of a building or the density of
property in the cities should not be cause for a
change in how we govern ourselves. It is as absurd
as putting how to grow pigs in the constitution of our
Eighty-plus percent of the growth issues we have
in this county are in the "county proper," and the
county commissioners should be addressing those is-
sues and not the issues of communities that have
their own identities.
I hope the citizens of this county will have ad-
equate time and means to allow the best ideas to be
put forward for a vote. The last thing we should do
is rush to vote on an issue, especially when there is
a lack of understanding of the ramifications. An is-
sue of such magnitude and extreme cost to the citi-
zens should be open to public input and thoroughly
examined, rather than hurrying to a vote.
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 9, 2005 M PAGE 7
Planning commission continues review of LDC
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission received
a draft of proposed changes to articles one to three of
the land development code prepared by city planner
The draft contains current provisions of the LDC
reorganized and reformatted for clarity and ease of use.
Brisson also outlined work he believes needs to be
done for each. section of the LDC. This includes add-
ing a purpose and intent statements for each section and
reviewing the definition section.
In article two, administration and enforcement,
Brisson recommends adding procedures for appealing
decisions by the city commission, listing public notice
procedures in one section rather than five, and estab-
lishing procedures and policies for replacing board
members who resign with alternate members.
Brisson also wants the planning commission to
consider whether seven members are too many for one .
board and explore the pros and cons to replacing the
board of adjustment with a hearing officer.
If the board of adjustment is kept, Brisson ques-
tions whether members need to be both residents of the
city and electors of the county, and if a super-majority
vote should be required instead of simple majority.
For article three, permits and development ap-
proval, Brisson brings up several issues. Among them
are clarifying whom documents must be certified by,
clearly stating that site plan reviews require a public
hearing, defining the time limit work can continue once
a building permit is issued, and more.
The planning commission is scheduled to discuss
these suggestions at its 7 p.m. meeting Thursday, Feb. 10.
S Alt Maria
Planner Bill Brisson, who has been hired by
Holmes Beach to guide the city through its mandatory
comprehensive land-use plan update and accompany-
ing code changes, has submitted a draft list of nine
important issues for discussion that could be included
in the city's evaluation and appraisal report.
According to Brisson, important issues for Holmes
The lack of a provision for mixed-use in the city
may be inhibiting redevelopment, particularly in the
central commercial area.
The city should increase or improve requirements
for onsite drainage retention and include provisions to
protect adjoining property: possibly a "level of ser-
Should Australian pines be required to be re-
moved from private property upon development or re-
development? Should the city be proactive in remov-
ing the pines from public property and rights of way?
There is much concern in the city over loss of local
hotel/motel units through conversion to condominiums,
potentially adversely affecting the ability of the commu-
nity to maintain the tourist segment of the economy.
Short-term occupancy in single-family residential
areas may need to be more restrictive in order to preserve
the residential character of these areas. Consequently,
there may be a need to better differentiate between resi-
dential use, transient occupancy and commercial use.
The statement of intent now included in the com-
prehensive plan reflects preservation of what the com-
munity may have been 50 years ago, rather than.what
the community now wishes to be. Perhaps the Vision
Statement and Community Values Statement in the
Community Vision Plan should provide the basis for
the statement of intent in the comprehensive plan.
With development pressure increasing throughout
the community, residential development and redevelop-
ment are occurring in a manner which some feel is out of
scale with existing development. New development and
redevelopment should be in keeping with proportional
relationships between the structure and building site as
presently exists in the surrounding neighborhood.
The city needs to correct conflicts between the
future land use map and the zoning map. Clarification
is needed as to the currently policy regarding future
development and redevelopment of these properties,
leading to resolution of the current conflicts.
The city needs to include appropriate structure
intensity standards (e.g. height and coverage),in the
various land-use categories.
Ten years ago in tMe Feb. 2, 1995, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
Florida Senate member John McKay, whose dis-
trict includes Anna Maria Island, said he is investigat-
ing the purpose of the proposed 65-foot-high fixed-
span bridge to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
He said he will meet with Florida Department of Trans-
portation officials to discuss the need for a new bridge.
The American Civil Liberties Union has pledged to
help Island Trolley owner/operator Gary Creamans when
he appears before the Longboat Key code enforcement
board to answer charges that the advertising on his trol-
ley violates a town ordinance against public advertising.
Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff
asked people who use docks between the 72nd Street
and 77th Street canals to send her documentation re-
garding permits, ownership or title transfers on the
docks. The city is trying to establish ownership and li-
ability for docks in the area.
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PAGE 8 0 FEB. 9, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Sandbar restaurant site plan continued to March
By Rick Catlin
After more than three hours of debate, discussion,
argument, accusations, objections and occasionally
some actual information on the proposed Sandbar res-
taurant site plan at its Feb. 7 meeting, the Anna Maria
planning and zoning board decided it needed the opin-
ion of a professional planner on the merits of the appli-
cation before it could render a decision. The meeting
was continued to March 21 to enable a professional
review of the application.
Attorney Mike Gallaher, representing an adjacent
property owner with some objections to the plan, said
he was "astounded" that the city did not have a plan-
ner from the start of the application process to review
the site plan for adherence to the city's comprehensive
Anna Maria City:
Your number is up
Following recent passage of an ordinance by
the Anna Maria City Commission requiring all
structures to have a numbered address, Code En-
forcement Officer Gerry Rathvon and the city have
issued an informational notice to residents of the
Any one-or two-family residence has to have
a numbered address easily seen with numbers at
least three inches high. Buildings containing com-
mercial, condominiums and multi-family units
need numbers at least 6 inches high, but the indi-
vidual units need only have three-inch-high num-
In addition, the city requires all owners of wa-
terfront structures, including those along Gulf, bay
and canal-fronting streets to post their addresses on
their waterfront sides in addition to an address on
their street frontage. Waterfront addresses must
also include the street name.
For more information on the city requirements,
call city hall at 708-6130, ext. 29.
Plan and land development codes.
"It's shocking," said Gallaher.
Outgoing P&Z board chairman Charles Canniff
agreed. The board and city previously decided to pro-
ceed with the application without benefit of a planner's
review and Canniff said he regretted that decision 10
minutes into the very first meeting on the Sandbar's
problems some months ago.
Professional planner Alan Garrett, the former plan-
ner for Sarasota County, has been retained by the city
to review the Anna Maria Island CommunitN Center
site plan, pending approval of his contract by the city
commission Feb. 10. Garrett will now also examine the
Sandbar site plan.
A number of objections were raised by opponents
of the plan to the Sandbar's proposal for an outdoor
pavilion for special events such as weddings.
Canniff raised the point that in his opinion, the
city's definition of a restaurant still prohibits outdoor
B\ Rick Catlin :
The Tidemark hotel/condo/marina project in
Holmes Beach may have to wait another six weeks
before getting the "all clear" to proceed with con-
Federal bankruptcy Judge Alexander Paskay has
agreed to a motion for a rehearing filed by former
Tidemark partner Southstar LLC of Coral Gables.
The rehearing is scheduled for March 22.
In January, Paskay ordered Southstar to hand
over a lease the company has with Wachovia Bank
in Holmes Beach for 20 parking spaces tied to the
Tidemark site plan. Southstar had acquired the lease
when it was partnered with Tidemark last year (The
Islander, Feb. 2).
But that deal went,sour and Tidemark managing
partner Nick Easterling joined forces with the Reli-
dining. He chastised Anna Maria elected officials who
have known about the ambiguity in the ordinance for
several months, but have taken no correvtive action.
S"I don't appreciate this," said Canniff, as commis-
sion inaction has put the board in the middle of uphold-
ing a code that should have been changed and affects
nearly all restaurants in the city.
"I don't want to be confrontational," he added, "but
we are stuck with the code" as it stands now. "This
should already have been answered by the city govern-
He suggested that if city elected officials were lis-
tening, they take immediate action on the outdoor din-
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles said he would eliminate
the proposed pavilion from the site plan and just keep
the tent the restaurant now uses for such events.
With Canniff's resignation effective Feb. 9, vice
chairman Chris Collins will chair future P&Z meetings.
ance Property Group from Connecticut to refinance
the project and bring Tidemark out of bankruptcy.
Paskay approved the refinancing agreement with
RPG and ordered Southstar to hand over the lease to
the reorganized company.
Southstar appealed, claiming it was owed more
compensation for the lease, but Paskay rejected that
appeal on Jan. 28. Southstar immediately filed a mo-
tion for a rehearing, claiming it had new evidence to
support its claim. Paskay agreed and set the new
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 9, 2005 0 PAGE 9
Florida Studio Theater playmakers rock AME
By Diana Bogan
Florida Studio Theater's Playmakers group came
to Anna Maria Elementary School to "rock the imagi-
nation" of second- through fifth-grade students with
their "jivin', jammin', slammin'" plays.
Yes, once again, it's time for the Young Play-
wrights Festival competition. Each entry will receive
a certificate of achievement. Approximately 100 plays
receive an honorable mention and the Florida Studio
Theatre performs a select group of student plays at
schools throughout the area.
FST actors Jennifer Thomas, Pamela Carden,
Michael Ashford and Katie Brantley performed several
student-written selections from the 2004 festival, in
addition to guiding AME students in scripting scenes
for on-the-spot performances.
Through their performance, the playmakers taught
students the key ingredients to writing a play setting,
characters, dialogue and conflict.
"These four words will give your brain a jog,"
they sang. "So let it rip, let it flow, let's write a play."
Student plays have a variety of topics, from series
issues like the danger of guns to the lighthearted mes-
sage of dancing and singing to your own rhythm.
AME students have a history of writing winning
plays, including last year's collaboration between two
of Anne Kinnan's fifth-grade students. Francis
Bergeron and Blake Wilson penned the 2004 Young
Playwrights Festival winner "The Play Book." Both
playwrights graduated from AME last year.
The FST Playmakers want to know "What would
you write about?"
Writers can submit as many plays as they wish as
long as they follow the guidelines below:
The contest is open to all students in kindergar-
ten through 12th-grade.
Plays should be one to five pages in length.
There is no restriction on style, subject or form.
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Feb. 14
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Love Me Chicken Tender, Don't Break My
Hearty Chili with Rice, Hugs and Kisses and Potato
Smiles, Be Mine Broccoli with Cupid Cheese Sauce,
Sweets for the Sweet Cupcakes
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Tuna Salad on Bun, Mini Corn Dog, Tator
Triangles, Peas and Carrots, Mixed Fruit
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Super Donut, Cereal,
Lunch: Baked Potato Half with Seasoned Taco Meat,
Chicken Patty on Bun, Spanish Rice, Steamed
Vegetable Blend, Applesauce
Thursday, Feb. 17
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on a Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Cheese Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Breakfast on a Stick, French Toast Sticks
with Yogurt, Baked Tator Tots, Apple Slices,
Pineapple and Mandarin Oranges
Friday, Feb. 18
Breakfast: Sausage Buscuit, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Pizza, Barbecue Rib-on Bun, Steamed Corn,
Lettuce and Tomato Salad, Fruit Cocktail
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Florida Studio Theater actors Jennifer Thomas and
Katie Brantley gauge the imagination levels of Anna
Maria Elementary School second-graders. Students
lent their imagination to the afternoon production by
scripting plays for the actors to perform. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan
Collaborations are permitted.
Scripts must be typed or printed and stapled or
Scripts must have a cover page, including date of
submission, title of play, name, date of birth, home
address and phone number, school address, grade level
A copy of the original play must be submitted by
Actors Pamela Carden and Katie Brantley play alien
characters in a performance of the 2004 Young
Playwrights Festival winning play "Alien Observa-
tion," which was written by a fourth-grader. In the
play, the alien friends "beam up" objects from earth,
like this television held by actors Jennifer Thomas
and Michael Ashford.
March 15 to the Young Playwrights Festival, Florida
Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota FL
34236. Scripts will not be returned.
For more information, call Megan Auer at 366-
9017, or visit the theater Web site at www.fst2000.org
and click on the link for "Write a Play/In the Schools."
"It's all in your imagination. Write it down and
send it to Florida Studio Theater," urge ite FST troupe.
Sell-out, stand-out concert
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra presented its first all-American composers concert.
There was afull house the largest crowd ever with more than 500 guests and at least 50 would-be concert
goers were turned away at the door. Featured numbers were from Broadway hits "Showboat," "Carousel" and
"Rodeo," and also included George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." The final concert of the orchestra season will
be a double performance March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Island Baptist Church in Holmes Beach and at 7 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in downtown Bradenton. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
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The Manatee County Audubon Society gets a plaque from the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion to go with its $10,000 grant to help develop a nature preserve on 27 acres near Palmetto donated to the
society by the late Otis Felts. The.plaque cites "Restoring America's River Corridors and Wetlands" and says
Felts Preserve is "a five-star restoration site." From left are Judy Ashton and Rose Poyner ofDEP; Arlene
Flisik, Steve Black and Nancy Ambrose of Audubon; Gary Felts, nephew of the donor, his mother Hilda; and,
kneeling, J.O. Blanding, niece of the donor.
Voodoo, Christianity program
slated for Tuesday
A Catholic priest reared in Haiti will head a discus-
sion of "Voodoo and Christianity: Do They Coexist, and
How?" Tuesday in the first of a series of programs that
grew out of the All Island Denominations organization.
Frank McGrath, president of AID, stressed that this
is "an ad hoc group organizing a cross-denomination
effort to understand each others' beliefs and gain more
respect for each other." Other possible topics for future
meetings include "Marriage and Divorce in the
Churches" and "Understanding the Eucharist in Vari-
This first session will be at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Also on the agenda then
will be formation of a committee to run the program -
"We're just an ad hoc handful now," McGrath said.
Leading the first discussion will be the Rev. Ron
Joseph, who McGrath said was born and reared in
Haiti, where voodoo is part of the culture. He came to
the United States at age 21, attended a seminary in New
Jersey and was ordained in the Catholic Diocese of
Venice in 1995.
He has been in charge of the diocese's Haitian
ministries since then, and frequently commutes to his
native island, McGrath said.
Additional information may be obtained at 778-4579.
Duke Ellington retrospective on
Manatee Players stage
The West Coast Black Theatre Troupe will join the
Manatee Players again Feb. 10-27 to present the mu-
sic and life of jazz great Duke Ellington.
"Sophisticated Ladies," a title based on one of the
-hundreds of tunes Ellington composed, will be at the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, and
tickets are on sale now at $20 for adults, $10 for stu-
dents. They may be obtained at the box office or by
The black troupe and the Players teamed up last
year for "Five Guys Named Joe" and "Ain't
Misbehavin'." This winter's offering will show the
many aspects of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington,
composer and performer. He made music from the
speakeasy era right up to his death.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2
p.m. Sunday, no shows Mondays.
Schweitzer, Bach combined
for multimedia musical
The words of Dr. Albert Schweitzer and the music
of Johann Sebastian Bach will be presented in a unique
multimedia musical dramatization Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Islander Tom Aposporos will join two other actors
and seven organists, including the Island's Carl Parks,
in the candlelight presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the sanc-
tuary of First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St.
Jim Hawkinson, director of music at the church
who arranged for the program here, said it has been
presented in various venues throughout the country, to
Seven organists from the American Guild of Or-
ganists will play seven short Bach pieces, while a pow-
erful multimedia.projector displays historic photos of
Schweitzer and Bach and their widely separated times,
and actors take intermittent parts to illustrate the theme.
The actors besides Aposporos are Cheryl Clifford
and Jeff Goldman. The organists include Carl Parks,
music director of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in
Holmes Beach. Thurston Moore of the Tennessee Play-
ers created the production, Hawkinson said.
In addition to being a philanthropic doctor to third-
world people, Schweitzer was a major philosopher, a
musical composer, organist and. builder of organs, and
an admirer of Bach whose works "spoke to all people,"
The presentation is open to the public free of
charge, and an offering will be taken. Details may be
obtained at 747-4406.
Shall we dance?
Dance and theater professional Robin Rhodes is
helping Islanders brush up on their dance moves.
Rhodes will begin teaching an adult dance class
Feb. 14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The class focuses on ballroom and swing dancing
and will have participants ready to enjoy all the upcom-
ing gala events.
Learn to have fun on the dance floor from 10:30 to
11:30 a.m. every Monday through March 7.
The four-week session costs $32 for Center mem-
bers and $40 for non-members. For more information,
call the Center at 778-1908.
THE ISLANDER M FEB. 9, 2005 U PAGE 11
Center Tour of Homes
tickets go on sale
Tickets are on sale at various locations for the 12th
annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 19.
They will admit their buyers to five homes in Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach that reflect various styles of
Island living. Proceeds will go to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
Tour tickets are available at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria; Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Lori-
Ell's Hair Designs; Ginny's Antiques and Art, 5600
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and 9807 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria; Island Discount Tackle, 2217 Gulf Drive,
Ace Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach;
Home True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach; LaPensee Plumbing, 5362 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach; Two Sides of Nature, 119 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach, and 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria;
Robyn's Nest, 7427 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, and
Crowder's, 5409 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Additional tour and ticket information may be ob-
tained by calling 778-1908. .
Tickets for the 2005 handmade quilt, a tour
fundraiser, will be offered most Wednesdaysand Sat-
urdays at the Island Publix until the e\ent. The raffle
price is $1 per ticket, or six tickets for $5. Green Real
Estate of Anna Maria. 9906 GulfDrixe, sponsor of the
quilt, and the Center. 407 Magnolia Ave. in Anna
Maria, also ha\e raffle tickets for sale.
St. Pat's breakfast
rapidly selling out
As usual this time of year, the St. Patrick's Day
breakfast has barely got its menu in order and the rush
is on for tickets.
Don Maloney, who chairs the annual event, said he
is braced for another sold-out house and that only paid
reservations will be accepted. Each $7 ticket will include
scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries and coffee or tea, plus
ain "Irish version of Danish pastry for dessert."
Irish songs and stories are promised, along v, ith a
performance by Anna Maria Island's Irish Ceili Dancers
and the naming of the Irishman (or woman?) of the Year.
The breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. March 17 at the
Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Res-
ervations may be made with Sarah Maloney, 778-4865,
with payment mailed to 615 Foxworth Lane, Holmes
Beach 34217. Proceeds will go to Our Daily.Bread,
which serves the homeless and hungry, said Maloney.
Opera night at Temple Beth Israel
It's "Opera Night" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at
Temple Beth Israel in Longboat Key.
Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera Company
will perform classical and light opera selections along
with some Broadway favorites.
A champagne reception will follow the perfor-
mance. The fee for members is $20 and.$30 for non-
members. Sponsorships of $100 are available and in-
clude two reserved seats. Proceeds will benefit chari-
ties supported by the Temple Men's Club..
Temple Beth Tirael is located at 567 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key. For more information, call 383-3428.
St. Bernard pancake breakfast
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a pancake
breakfast from 8 to 11.:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the
Breakfast includes homemade pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee. There will also be homemade
baked goods for sale.
Breakfast cost $3 for adults and $1.50 for children.
The church is located at 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call 778-0414.
Family caregiver support meeting
Meals on Wheels Plus will sponsor a family
caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 18. Anyone caring for an older adult friend
or family member with chronic health or memory prob-
lems is wditome to attend.
The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the library
at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more infor-
mation, call 747-4655.
Master Stylist & Colorist
S Ka I Thiaut
S ,I is now at Looks Salon
7455 Manatee Ave. West
(next to Albertsons)
Island mail carrier'James Bumbul and wife Kimberly
Bruce-Bumbul show off their six-day-old bundle of
joy, daughter Sophia AIlletandra, on a visit to The
Islander newspaper. Sophia was welcomed by her
parents at 3:56 a.m. Jan. 29, weighing in at 6
pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches.
Con i raiulaionI .' Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Chamber visitor guide,
member directory available
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
2005 visitors guide and member directory is hot off the
The free directory lists Island events, shopping,
dining, clubs, organizations and other Island attrac-
tions, as well as a membership roster.
The directory is available at local businesses and
at the chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Weight wellness mini sessions
The Longboat Center for the Arts is offering a
drop-in weight wellness session with Liz Begalla ev-
ery Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. through April 7.
Newcomers are welcome and the cost per session
is $10. For information, call 778-2440.
Boat smart classes
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron is present-
ing three boating classes in February.
Thursday Feb. 10, 17 and 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
there will be a "Boat Smart" class.
The course provides an overview of various as-
pects of boating safety, Florida boating laws, weather,
types of boats, rules of the "road," boat handling and
The fee is $10. All classes will be held at the AMI
Power Squadron facility at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
For registration and further information, call Steve
or JoAnn Vaughn at 714-0449.
Ciliberti to address
The Anna Maria Island Widowed Persons group
will hear Island author Gene Ciliberti discuss his book
"I've Never Been Old Before" when it meets at 9 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 14.
Ciliberti discusses in his book coming to terms
with his wife's death and moving forward alone. The
meeting will be at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Additional
information may be obtained by calling 778-1908.
Anna Maria garden club
fun with food
The Anna Maria Garden Club presents a "Fun with
Food" demonstration by Clare Faner and Jean Taylor
at its noon meeting Wednesday, Feb. 16.
The meeting will be held at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For more
information, call Priscilla Seewald at 778-3665.
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PAGE 12 M FEB. 9, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Island musician Doug Bidwell releases solo album
By Diana Bogan
Doug Bidwell has been an Island fixture for sev-
eral years, performing for guests of the Cedar Cove
Resort in Holmes Beach once a month, and w weekly at
the Cabana Banana and BridgeTender Inn in Bradenton
Beach, but now fans can take Bidwell home with them.
Bidwell will introduce his first solo album featur-
ing his original music on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 6
p.m. at the BridgeTender Inn on Bridge Street. "It's
something I never thought I'd get the chance to do," he
said. "It's hard to believe I'm doing this no\ ."
The opportunity to record his music came from
longtime Bidwell fans Jim and MaryLee Hannon.
Bidwell said the couple always requests his original
songs when they stop out at the BridgeTender and re-
cently asked why he didn't have a CD.
Hannon came up with a proposal to sponsor
Bidwell and made arrangements for him to record %% ith
Bill Blue atthe Songwriters Workshop in Ne' Smyrna
"So many people can sing and pla) music," said
Hannon, "but anyone who writes their own music
should have some record of it.
"I thought his songs were good and it was encour-
aging when Bill Blue agreed. [Doug] ought to have a
chance to get some recognition."
Bidwell's album is titled after his favorite track,
"Living in Denial." Worried that it may sound too de-
pressing, he decided to preface it with part of the song
lyrics "Here I go again/Living in a dream/Thinking that
forever is exactly what it is."
"Jim and I went over titles for more than two
months, until we finally agreed this was the best song
on the CD," Bidwell said. "Sometimes it's better to let
people draw their own conclusions [about what titles
Bidwell describes his lyrics as sometimes serious
and emotional, but also upbeat and lighthearted at
times. Hannon adds that "by and large, Doug's songs
are about relationships" and that includes all the ups
and downs that come along with loving someone.
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for Valentine's Day. The CD cover, seen here, was
designed for Bidwell by Jim Hannon, who sponsored
the recording project with his wife MaryLee.
It's quite appropriate that the album will be re-
leased the da) before Valentine's Day, although
Hannon jokes, if you're picking it up for your sweet-
heart, you might want to skip the songs about breaking
Bidwell said he is really proud of the arrangements
on this recording. He describes it as an acoustic album
without any tricks. It features Bidwell singing his own
harmony vocals and playing his own backup guitar
The album is dedicated to Dorothy Weaver, also
known as "Auntie Dot," of California. She was
Bidwell's foster mother for three years and was the
person who decided he should learn to play guitar.
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H. Prentice Browning
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Born in Montclair, N.J., Mr. Browning was a
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"I still have the guitar she gave me when I was 8,"
he said. Those were the only guitar lessons he took, but
he continued to play and teach himself from that point
"Auntie Dot" won't be able to attend the CD re-
lease party, but Bidwell's siblings and two children,
Sheppard, 16, and Terra, 21, will be there to support
Bidwell says there isn't another "musical soul" in
the family, with the exception of his dad, who he only
met a few times before he passed away. His father was
a ragtime piano player and sang his entire life, travel-
ing from one Connecticut saloon or gin mill to another.
"I got a lot of that from him." Bid" ell said. "I wish
I got to know him a little better, but he passed on and
I never got to sho%\ him any of mi music."
As far as sharing his music % ith the public. Bidwell
said he is just thnlled people will be able to drive in
their car and listen to him play.
"I have no false expectations for it." he said. "I
have no aspirations to %% in American Idol or play large
concerts and I'm not sure I'd %ant to. I just want to
have,my music heard."
SHis live sho%% s are a mix of cover tunes and origi-
nal songs and he saN\s he al\va\ s looks for\' ard to hav-
ing people come in and request something he wrote. A
self-proclaimed "die-hard" Beatles fan, and his love for
music from the 1960s and '70s. is reflected in his live
Bidwell performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays
at the Banana Cabana and at 9 p.m. Thursday and Sun-
days at the BridgeTender.
"Living in Denial" is available at the Island venues
he plays, Boogie Woogie and Music Music, both in
i-Bradenton, and "anywhere I'm standing," said Bidwell,
"I think Doug is surprised it's actually happening
and that people are interested," said Hannon.
For more information, Bidwell can be reached at
graduate of Amherst College. He was a banker. He
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He be-
gan his banking career at Continental Bank of Illinois
in Chicago. He was vice president of the Worcester
County Trust Co. in Worcester, Mass.; president of
American Fletcher National Bank in Indianapolis; was
involved in the merger %\ ith Fidelity Trust Company;
chairman and chief executive officer of New York
City's National Bank of North America; president and
chief executive officer of Exchange Bank Corp. in
Tampa; and started Palm State Bank in Palm Harbor,
subsequently selling to Bank One.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 19, at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amherst Col-
lege Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst MA
He is survived by wife.Jane; daughters Penny For-
tune of Indianapolis and Nancy Afield of Tampa; and
Clare Edith Davis
Clare Edith Davis, 89, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 7.
Born in Springfield,
Mass., Mrs. Davis was a
Red Cross nurse in World
War II. She met her future
husband Robert, a U.S.
naval officer, in Washing-"
ton, D.C., and they mar-
ried Sept. 8, 1943, in .
Ludlow, Mass. Clare and '
Robert were lifelong com- .,
panions who moved to
Florida in 1980 and lived Davis
in Holmes Beach from
1986 to 2002.
Memorial services were Feb. 8 at Mansion Memo-
rial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O.
Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
She is survived by her son Robert Kent and his
wife Sophaphan Davis of Anna Maria; grandchildren
Matthe v Davis and Dina Delisle of New Jersey; and
Beatrice A. Dover
Beatrice A. Dover, 100, of Fairview, Mich., and
formerly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 15.
Born in Kings Hill, Mich., Mrs. Dover moved from
Holmes Beach to Fairview in 2000. She was a member
of the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, High
Twelve Club in Florida and Michigan, and Mio United
Methodist Church in Mio, Mich. She was a former
member of Roser Memorial Community Church.
Memorial services will be April 16 in Mio. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Roser Memorial
Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL
She is survived by daughter Marguerite Hall of
Stockton, Calif.; daughter-in-law Shirley of Mio; six
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-
Mary A. Maes
Mary A. Maes, 98, of Bradenton, died Jan. 28.
Memorial services were Feb. 6 at First Church of
the Nazarene, Bradenton. Burial will be in Port Huron,
Mich. Covell Crematorium and Funeral Center is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Joyce M. Spring of
Holmes Beach; sons Dr. John L. of Islesboro, Maine
and Bradenton, and Dr. Wayne R. of Corrales, N.M.;
eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 12
Donald K. Mims Jr.
Donald K. Mims Jr., 40, of Bradenton, died Jan.
Born in Biloxi, Miss., Mr. Mims moved to Mana-
tee County in 1971. He was a longtime resident of
Bradenton Beach and had attended Anna Maria El-
ementary School. According to a family member, "he
grew up on the Bradenton Beach City Pier" where his
mother operated the restaurant for some 20 years. He
was an avid surfer.
There were no memorial services. Wiegand Broth-
ers Funeral Home, Sarasota, was in charge of arrange-
He is survived by sister Helen of Tampa; mother
Margaret and step-father Louis "Bud" Lucas of
Bradenton; father Donald K. of Sarasota; step-mother
Bettina Beer of Sarasota; step-sister Tanja Doucent of
Wiesbaden, Germany; and step-brother Walter Beer of
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Religious art, artifacts. -, -..
wanted for exhibit .
All Island Denominations will host its Religious. lp
from all Island residents.
Residents and church members are encouraged to 25
look through their personal collections of art, artifacts,
memorabilia, symbols and jewelry of a religious nature i :
to add to the display.
Those willing to join the exhibit should bring items
to the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation hall the e i t
day of the exhibition to arrange personal displays. A s 4
Tables will be provided."
For more information, call the church at 778-1638,
or Trudy Horigan at 778-1716. -..
Demonstration at artists guild n .[ ...
Sue Allen will demonstrate watercolor techniques .
at the Artists Guild Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thurs- ..'. ,
day, Feb. 10. .
Allen is a resident of Valrico, Fla., and has been
displaying her work at the Artists Guild Gallery for -" m
more than two years.. .
She is currently president of the Florida Watercolor Big 'Casino Night' winners, excitement
Society and has been a watercolor instructor for more Winner of the prize drawing of a "super" slot machine at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island's "Casino
than 30 years. She has exhibited worldwide and is Night Estravaganza" was Don Nelson, and he quickly made a gift of his prize to friends Jeff and Ilona
known for her "innovation and abstract use of paint." Kenrick, who apparently have the appropriate "game room" at their home in Holmes Beach. Left to right,
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Drive, Jeff, Don's guest, Ritchie Taylor, Ilona and Don. Rotary's early report on the evening's proceeds, which
Holmes Beach. For more information, call 778-6694. included revenue from ticket sales and auction items, was $20,000. "We are definitely over last year's re-
Registration is under way sults," said Rotary president Steve Schlueter. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
for design class
Registration has begun for a "Basics of Interior
Design" class at the Anna Maria Island Community -
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The four-week course will meet from 1 to 2:30
p.m. Thursday from Feb. 17 to March 10 under the ..
tutelage of Bettina Sego of Bettina Sego Interiors. Cost
is $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Details are
available at 778-1908. rl
Center taking food applications .
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is reg-
istering persons now for free food from the Meals on al .- .
Wheels PLUS program.
Meals on Wheels provides food packages for distri-
bution by other nonprofit agencies, each package contain-
ing nonperishable staples which are received through
churches, organizations, businesses arid individuals. AID officers
Qualified persons low income, food stamps, All Island Denominations congratulates its new officers, pictured from left, Bob Meylan, scholarships; Rein
Medicaid, etc. may register at the Center, 407 Mag- Mueller, treasurer; Frank McGrath, interim president; Rose Vernosh, historian; Priscilla Seewald, corre-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, by March 9. Details may be spending secretary; Trudy Horrigan, client reports; Olga Ippedico, vice president; and Janet Clark, recording
obtained at 778-1908. secretary. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
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Chamber welcomes Lewis to its staff
By Diana Bogan
It was perfect timing that brought Minnesota na-
tive Jessica Lewis to the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce as a full-time executive assistant
to Chamber Executive Director Mary Ann
Lewis, a hospitality and tourism graduate from
the Travel Academy in Minneapolis, was working
for the Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors
Bureau in Wisconsin when her family moved to
Apollo Beach, Fla.
Eager to join her mom, Paula Dudovitz, and two
younger sisters, Katie Lewis and Camye Dudovitz, in
the Sunshine State, she began faxing her resume to all
the hotels, visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce
on the chance there would be a job for her.
"I knew I was moving to the area and wanted a
job first," Lewis said, "It was just perfect timing that
the Island chamber was looking to fill a full-time po-
sition. It just worked itself out."
Following her interview, Lewis had two weeks to
pack, move and start her new job in late December.
-Lewis works with Brockman on the chamber's
everyday -duties, including bringing in new mem-
bers, updating the chamber Web site, sending out
visitor information packets, working with chamber
volunteers, greeting visitors at the chamber office
and interfacing with the Island community.
SLewis said she attended her first chamber-spon-
sored business card exchange recently. "It was great.
I met a lot of people, which was nice."
She said she is still getting her footing and learn-
ing what goes on here, but that she hopes to eventu-
ally bring some of the skills she learned working in
the hospitality industry and for the Milwaukee visi-
tors bureau to the Island chamber.
"I like the interaction with people and the office
environment at the chamber is great," she said.
Lewis eventually plans to move:closer to the Is-
land, but for now is enjoying living in Apollo Beach
v.th her family and t\\o West Highland terriers.
Nikki and Georgina.
Lewis says she is a big fan of the arts and the
outdoors. In her spare time she enijo\ s pairing. pot-
tery, boating, and spending time with friends.
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By Rick Catlin
Island residents getting an unwanted e-mail from
someone in South Africa asking for help in recovering
millions of dollars hidden in an offshore bank should
beware. There are no hidden millions and the sender
only wants to gain access to your bank account so you
can be taken for "millions."
The newest version of the old "Nigerian oil ministry"
scam comes as an e-mail from South Africa. A desperate
college dean's list
Rachelle Lynn Brock\ay of Anna Maria has been
named on the Mars Hill College Honor Roll of the
Academic Dean for the fall 2004 semester.
To qualify for the Dean's list, students must earn
a grade-poini average of 3.5 for a 12 semester-hour
minimum, and carry no grade belo\\ a "C."
Nlars Hill College is a private, four-)ear institution
affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North
Carolina. The campus is located 20 miles north of
SJessica Lewis has joined
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and poor woman purports to be the widow of a former
government minister who needs your personal help.
Her husband was such a good businessman and
minister, he hid $10 million in a bank in Antwerp, away
from the tax collector of South Africa. Unfortunately
for the woman, she's so prominent she can't leave the
country to collect the cash, but you can help. She's
selected you because she knows you'll be "discreet"
about getting the money, and she promises to give you
33 percent of the loot ($3.3 million). All you have to
do is give up your bank account number to her so she
can forward it to the Antwerp bank and they'll quietly
wire the $-10 million to your bank.
The "widow" even has a Web site to attest to her
bona fide background.
Don't be fooled, said Holmes Beach Police Lt.
Dale Stephenson. "This scam has been around the Web
a longtime in one form or another. It's totally bogus.
They ultimately just want } ou to give them your bank
account number to drain it of any money.": *
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the Web site. It could be infected with a virus or worm to
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Dave Bennett of Perico remembers that he was a
lousy drummer in high school. He claims he wasn't
very good, but that musical training and "ear" came in
handy during his World War II service.
Dave was just 15 and a sophomore in high school
in St. Paul, Minn., when he and his family sat down to
Sunday.dinner on Dec. 7, 1941.
"We were 'listening to the radio when the an-
nouncer broke in with the news that the Japanese had
bombed Pearl Harbor and we were at war. We were
pretty shocked, although we all knew it was coming,"
His friends who were old enough immediately be-
gan joining the service to "do their part.'! Even though
he was too.young, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force
Reserve, planning to go in when he graduated from
But after graduating in June 1944, Dave and a
number of his high school buddies decided to join the
Army instead. They were shipped out in July 1944 to
Arkansas for basic infantry training.
"Everybody figured we'd go to Europe" after ba-
sic training, Dave said, and he was right. Except he
didn't go to Europe. An emergency appendectomy
sidelined him for about a month, during which his bud-
dies were shipped to Europe to fight in the Battle of the
Bulge in December 1944.
"I was delayed, and by the time I was ready to go,
the Bulge was over. So, the Army shipped me to the
Dave landed at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines in
February 1945. the exact spot \\here Gen. Douglas
MacArthur had "returned" the pre\ Jous October, '
Leyte, however, was a pretty secure area and there
was little combat. Dave eventually was shipped to
Luzon, where he was assigned to the 43rd Infantry
"They were called the Green Mountain Boys. They
Dave BeiiteiI as a young illiini)lluan in llthe I '.5.
Army in World War II.
were a National Guard unit from Vermont and New
England and they had been fighting in the Pacific since
Guadalcanal (August 1942). So, they were a veteran
outfit and knew what they were doing."
The 43rd was on the front lines and, rather than
send replacement troops directly into combat, the 43rd
commanding general ordered a few training patrols for
Dave and the replacements.
On his first day in combat, on what was supposed
to be a training mission, Dave spotted a Japanese pa-
trol. His unit made plans to fire on the Japanese; but
another squad closer took more immediate action.
"I was just an observer. It happened so suddenly,
I wasn't smart enough to be scared," he remembered.
Just 19 years old, he and his buddies were eager to
get into combat, but fate intervened for Dave.
One day, about 25 men from his outfit were called
out for Morse code training. Dave couldn't figure out
why he was selected. but after talking to the others, he,
realized the \\ere all mus-ician\. Dai'e had played
drums in high school.
"My theory is, the Army figured because we had
musical training, our ears were better able to pick up
the clicks and clacks of Morse code," he said.
Training on Morse code and the accompanying
radio took place back at company headquarters, so
Dave- figures that although he wasn't a very good
drummer, "it sure saved my rear end."
By June 1945, the fighting had nearly ended on
Luzon as MacArthur captured Manila and the Japanese
fled before his advance.
But Dave and his 43rd buddies knew that the Phil-
ippines was just a stopover for the invasion of Japan.
"We talked about it a lot. We heard there were
going to be a lot of casualties." Then, one day in early
August 1945 as Dave and the division were packing
their gear and getting ready to practice landing on Japa-
nese shores, they heard the ne \s that an atom bomb
had been dropped on Japan.
"I didn't know anything about an atom bomb, but
I learned fast. When I heard it had destroyed an entire
city, I told the guys 'That's it; the'war's over.'"'
Rather than heading back to,the United States,
however, Dave still had some time left on his enlist-
ment. He and other replacement troops from the 43rd
were sent to Japan as part of the Allied occupying
They landed in Yokohama and boarded a train for
duty north of Tok3 o. Paying through the Japanese
capital, Dave remembers that it had been "flattened" by
Allied bombing. "E er thing was made of wood and
it was all gone.",
Occupation duty, however, turned out to be a lot
better than anticipated.
"The Japanese were very friendly. I was sur-
prised." He got to do a lot of traveling and went to
Sapporo, where the Olympics were held several years
Dave returned-to the United States in August 1946.
He was discharged in Seattle and returned to Minne-
He enrolled at the University of Minnesota and
studied engineering. He also entered the ROTC pro-
gram because they paid him every month.
Dave also found time to marry his high school
sweetheart, Beverly, in 1948.
After graduating with an engineering degree in
1950, Dave was also commissioned a second lieuten-
ant in the Armi reserve. He figured he would be or-
dered to Korea for that conflict, but somehow,,the or-
ders never came. He ended up working for Minneapo-
lis Honeywell until 1955, when he quit'to form his own
engineering sales company in Detroit.
The company prospered and Dave retired from the
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He and Beverly first came to the area in 1954,
when Beverly's parents lived on Longboat Key. They
purchased a condominium in 1974 and their Perico
home in 1985.
"I certainly wasn't a hero," said Dave. "I was just
lucky." Dave knew a lot of guys in the 43rd who went
into combat every day. Some never came back. Dave
considers that he had his share of luck during the war.
"I'm proud of what I did, and I'd do it all over
again if I had to. No doubt about it," he said proudly.
Just another member of The Greatest Generation.
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The Anna Maria Island Historical Society festivi-
ties continue with additional jazz concerts and movie
The historical society will continue to host jazz
concerts on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Island
Historical Museum. All attending should bring a chair
for the outdoor concert.
SAnd the historical society film festival has been an
"overwhelming success," according to president
Carolyne Norwood, and two more showings of the film
"On An Island With You" have been scheduled at
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Norwood said tickets are now available for a 2 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m. showing of the 1947 movie starring
Esther Williams on Saturday, Feb. 26.
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Holmes Beach City Hall is located at 5801 Marina
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torical Society Museum at 778-1514. Hours for the
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The historical society is also looking for a variety
of vendors to take part in its Island Heritage Day March
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Wednesday, Feb. 9
9 a.m.- Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
11:45 a.m. Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island
Players Valentine luncheon at the Anna Maria Island
Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Informa-
12:30 to 4 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
1:30 to 3 p.m. "Sjogren's TMJ and Oral Hygiene"
presentation by dentist Dr. Robert Gordon at St. Mary Star
of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 794-1400, ext. 224.
Thursday, Feb. 10
9:30 a.m. to noon Beginning watercolor class with
Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burns Court exclusive with
Dick Morris, founder of the Sarasota Film Society, at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 2p.m. AARP tax assistance at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: (888) 227-7669.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.
1 to 2:30 p.m. Watercolor demonstration by Sue
Allen at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
4 to 6p.m. -Jazz concert at the Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.
5 to 7 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
"Molar Gras" at Dr. Robert Gordon's dental office, 7000 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
6 to 8:30 p.m. Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.
7p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center,
23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information:
7p.m. Sarasota Shell Club presents "How to Paint
Your Shells" with Jill Dye at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600
Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.
7:30 p.m. -.Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club present
"Soils and How They Affect Plants" with scientist Martin
Urka at Sudakoff Center, University of South Florida, 5700
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Bring dessert to share. Infor-
8 p.m. Opening night "Sophisticated Ladies" at the
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
8 to 11 p.m. Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Big
Band Dance at the Anna Maria Island.Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Friday, Feb. 11
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. One-stroke painting class with Jo
Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
3 to 4:30 p.m. Herb Harris Jazz Trio at the Educa-
tion Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. In-
formation: 383-8811. Fee applies.
6 to 10p.m. Artwalk at Village of the Arts, between
Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, downtown
Bradenton. Information: 747-8056.
8:30 p.m. Florida West Coast Symphony "Valentine
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Pops" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community
College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-
3434. Fee applies.
Saturday, Feb. 12
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Privateers Thieves Market at Co-
quina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 729-9039.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-5973.
9 a.m. to 5p.m. Village of the Arts "French Market"
between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, down-
town Bradenton. Information: 747-7134.
10:15 a.m. Holmes Beach Civic Association "Com-
munity Chat" with Holmes Beach Commissioner Don
Maloney at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Greek Glendi Festival at St. Bar-
bara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.
2 p.m: Leon Merian concert at the Riverfront The-
atre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875.
6 p.m. Valentine Sweetheart Ball at the American
Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 794-3489. Fee applies.
Sunday, Feb. 13
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-4769. Fee applies.
9 to 11:30 a.m. Sierra Club three-mile walk at
Emerson Point in Palmetto. Information: 753-9709, or 752-
3200. Fee applies.
Noon to 8p.m.- Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara
SGreek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road,
Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.
Monday, Feb. 14
9 to 10 a.m. Island Widowed Persons meeting with
guest speaker Gene Ciliberti, author of "I've Never Been
Old Before," at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
1 to 3p.m. Stained-glass stepping-stone craft class
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver safety course at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Ap-
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Stained-glass stepping-stone craft
class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
4:30 to 6 p.m. Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at
the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
5p.m. All Island Denominations presents "Christian-
ity, Voodoo & Haiti" with Father Ron Joseph at the Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1638.
5 to 7p.m. Family dinner sponsored by the Sand-
bar restaurant at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.
7p.m. "Opera night" featuring the Studio Artists of
the Sarasota Opera Company at Temple Beth Israel, 567
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. Fee
7:30 p.m. "Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Mu-
sic of Bach," a multimedia music dramatization, at First
-United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. In-
Wednesday, Feb. 16
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10a.m. to noon- Old master's methodology oil paint-
ing class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information:
778-2099. Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. Longboat Key Democratic Club with
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ELCA
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the Harbourside Dining Room, Longboat Key Club,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-4362.
S Noon Anna Maria Garden Club presents "Fun with
Food" with Clare Faner and Jean Taylor at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver safety course at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
12:30 to 4 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
6 to 7:30 p.m. "Parenting with Love and Logic" work-
shop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Babysitting available with pre-
registration. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
After-school theater training at the Riverfront Theatre,
102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 24. Information:
748-0111. Fee applies.
Saltwater fishing course with Capt. Ric Ehlis at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, through Feb. 24. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
Figure drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb.
25. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
"Sophisticated Ladies" at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Thealre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through
Feb. 27. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
Black-and-white photography class with Chris
Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb.
28. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through March 8. Information: 778-2099. Fee ap-
"Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17. Information:
Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
through March 22. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul
Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 53.12 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, through April 6. Information: 778'-
2099. Fee applies.
AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 15. Infor-
mation: (888) 227-7669.
"Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 8. In-
formation: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.
Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Feb. 17.
Basics of interior design at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Feb. 17.
Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch
Library Feb. 18.
Suncoast Mummers String Band concert at
Bradenton City Auditorium Feb. 18.
"I Never Sang for My Father" at the Education Cen-
ter, Longboat Key, Feb. 18.
Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel
Performing Arts Center Feb. 18.
Sarasota Shell Club festival at Sarasota Municipal
Auditorium Feb. 18-20.
Antique and collectable show at the Manatee Civic
Center Feb. 18-20.
"America's Boating Course" at the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Palmetto, Feb. 19.
'The Ocean's Sea Cow" at Mote Marine Laboratory
Deep Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum
Manatee Players gala at the Bradenton Country Club
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 19-20.
"On an Island with You" at Holmes Beach City Hall
Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Labora-
tory Feb. 22.
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Nica Rose turns one
Nica Rose Silver custom jewelry store at 5508
Marina Drive in Holmes Beach will celebrate its first
anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 12, with free Swarovski
crystal earrings to the firsts 50 patrons.
Co-owners John Malan and Susan Eacker opened
the custom store last year specializing in Swarovski
crystal, sterling and ethnic silver and semi-precious
jewelry. All items are hand-made on the premises. Nica
Rose also carries a complete line of Sister Agnes fra-
grant soaps made in Tampa, and imports genuine Nica-
raguan pottery and other crafts.
Susan has also just received a shipment of
Swarovski crystal and has been hand-crafting neck-
laces and earrings that incorporate the heart symbol,
just in time for Valentine's Day.
Susan, whose nickname is "Nica Rose," grew up
on Ahiha Maria Island and her great-grandfather was
Capt. W.T. Fulford, one of the original settlers of
Cortez. Grandmother Sally Fulford Moore owned
Moore's Stonecrab Restaurant on Longboat Key, and
her mother, Polly Moore, was born on the Island.
"I love this Island and the people here," said Susan
with pride. "I wouldn't want to live or work anywhere
,else. Both full-time and seasonal residents have helped
to make our business successful, allowing us to live in
this special place. For that, I want to thank them."
S For the anniversary celebration, Nica Rose will be
open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call
Norman in the millions
Mike Norman Realty at 3101 Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach was the leading real estate agency of the
28 real estate offices on the Island for sales and listings
of properties valued at more than $1 million during
According to the Manatee County Board of Real-
tors multiple listing service, the company had five list-
ings of $1 million dollars or more and sold six proper-
ties above that figure.
A press release from Mike Norman Realty said the
company also is one of the largest vacation rental com-
panies on the Island with more than 350 properties
To reach Mike Norman Realty, call 778-6696.
Social solutions for seniors
Anna Maria resident Suzanne Van Gundy got the
idea for Social Solutions for seniors about six months
ago when her widowed mother had difficulty finding
partners for social functions, such as golf, tennis, bridge
"She found herself looking for someone, but was
having trouble meeting people," said Suzanne.
She quickly realized that what widowed or single
seniors wanted was not a dating service, but a social
setting where they could meet others in their own age
group in a friendly atmosphere.
That's how Social Solutions came about.
"It's not a dating service," emphasized Suzanne.
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by any name
left. and jewelry
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Nica Rose Silver
at 5508 Marina
Drive in Holmes
of the store
sitartilg at 10
-ForL .m. a Saturday,
"We hold mnomhla social gatherings at restaurants and
private homes where everyone gets together and meets
other members, and we also arrange one-on-one meet-
ings." The group also holds tennis and theater gather-
ings, among other social events.
The social occasions are usually the "ice-breakers,"
where men and'women meet others with similar interests.
For a one-on-one occasion, Suzanne interviews
each person to ensure compatibility and interests.
"We've had a great response, and you don't have
to be a full-time resident. People can join forjust a few
months if they want. I have one lady from Nebraska
who joined just for the winter season when she's here."
Suzanne would like to. see more gentlemen calling
Social Solutions brings together seniors from
throughout the Manatee-Sarasota area.
For more information on Social Solutions, call
Suzanne at 545-3470 or visit the Web site online at
Cynthia in Paradise
A Paradise Realty at 5203 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach has named Cynthia Grazer as both its top listing
agent and sales agent for January 2005.
For more information on A Paradise or to reach
Cynthia, call 778-4800.
Island real estate
101 75th St., Holmes. Beach, a 1,394 sfla 3bed/
2bath Gulffront home built in 1948 on an irregular lot
with adjacent pool/cabana was sold 01/21/05, Kabris to
Robinson for $2,369,000.
530 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,098
sfla/3,119 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home.
built in 1963 on a 100x140 lot was sold 01/20/05,
Danzinger to Monti for $750,000; list $779,900.
7000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Tiffany Place
unit 211, a 1,259 sfla/1,395 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1978 was sold 01/21/05, Davis to Dally for
228 N. 17th St., Bradenton Beach, Bradenton
Beach Club Unit 31, a 1,425 sfur 2/bed/2bath condo
built in 2004 was sold 01/18/05, AMIBayshore Devel-
opment to Philp for $610,000; list $610,000.
516 67th Street, Holmes Beach, a 1,498 sfla/2,246
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on
a 80x110 lot was sold 01/20/05, Bieling to Woodsby
238 N. 17th St., Bradenton Beach, Bradenton
Beach Club Unit 32, a 1,425 sfur 2/bed/2bath condo
built in 2004 was sold 01/20/05, AMI Bayshore Devel-
opment to Kapat Limited LLC for $595,000; list
118 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria, a 707 sfla/723
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1925 on a 48x50 lot was
sold 01/19/05, Schoenke to Matkosky for $500,000; list
501 N. Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Bridgeport
Unit 206, a 1,000 sfla/1,075 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1982 was sold 01/18/05, Grodus to Bluewater
Chemgroup.Inc. for $480,000.
807 S. Gulf Drive,. Bradenton Beach, a 533 sfla/
820 sfla Ibed/lbath home built in 1945 on a 1,568 sq/
ft lot was sold 01/20/05, Manriquez to Sakelaris for
$460,000; list $470,000.
2918 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1,196 sfla/2,087
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1993 on a 50x100
lot was sold 01/21/05, Wagenaar to Rouse for
411 62nd St., Holmes Beach Seaside Gardens, a
1,333 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1965 on a 5,271 sq/
ft lot was sold 01/20/05,
3607 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, Sandy
Pointe unit 205, a 976 sfla/
1,065 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1996 was sold 01/
19/05, Hajduk to Phillips for
$253,000; list $249,900.
502 South Bay Drive
#2, Bradenton Beach, Hibis-
cus a 1,614 sla bayfront
condo built in 2004 was sold
01/24/05, GSR Develop-
ment to Lewis for $975,000;
236 N. I7th St. Unit 34,
Bradenton Beach Club, a
1,425 sfur 2/bed/2bath
condo built in 2004 was sold
01/25/05, AMI Bayshore
Development to Schultz for
$570,000; list $579,000.
311 65th St., Holmes
Beach a 1,290 sfla / 1,884
sfur duplex built in 1966 on
a 12,981 sq/ft lot was sold
01/24/05, Haught to Daniels
Haskins to Tierno for
Compiled by Jesse
associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Holmes
Beach. He can be
reached at (941) 713-
4755 direct, or at
Gulf-Bay (941) 778-
7244. Current Island
-real estate transac-
tions may also be
viewed on the Web at
3812 Sixth Ave., Holmres Beach, Village at
Holmes Beach a 1,725 sfla / 2,647 sfur condo built in
2002 was sold 01/25/05,- Rekkas to Shumard for
101 73rd St., Holmes Beach, Coconuts, a 660 sfla
/ 780 sfur condo built in 1972 was sold 01/25/05, Gulf
Beach Management Inc. to Fadely for $310,000.
Meredith and Gerry
Slavin, owners of Auntie
M's Holmes Beach Coin
Laundry and Dry Clean-
Sers, check the competi-
S tion in Osaka, Japan,
during a visit with their
;*.son and his family.
-- Auntie M has recently
added dry cleaning to the
"services at 5400 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
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AME 'Spring Fling' ticket sales begin
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher
Organization Spring Fling committee will launch ticket
sales for its "Luau for Learning" event at the PTO dinner
and second-grade play Tuesday, Feb. 15.
AME family dinner night,
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization will host a family dinner catered
by the Sandbar restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 15, in the school cafeteria.
The evening menu consists of grilled chicken
breast with fruit salsa, roasted red potatoes, green beans
almondine, Caesar salad and roll with butter. Coffee
and refreshments will be served as well.
Dinners are $7 for adults and $5 for children, and
reservation forms are available in the school adminis-
trativeoffice. Dinners are available for dine-in and
Following.dinner, there will be a brief PTO meet-
ing at 7 p.m. and AME second-graders will perform a
play called "Freedom!" in the auditorium.
Parents will also be able to purchase advance tickets
to the PTO Spring Fling "Luau for Learning," which will
be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church April 23. Tickets
for the dinner and dance are $30 per person.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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ceeds from the dinner, dance and silent auction will be
used to purchase books for the media center and laptop
computers. The computers will help the school reach
its goal of providing every fifth-grade student with a
laptop for use in class and at home.
The Spring Fling committee would also like to al-
locate any income earned above its $25,000 campaign
goal to the school's art department.
Tickets cost $30 per person, or $240 for a table of
The Sandbar restaurant will be providing a menu
of pulled pork, potstickers, beef and chicken kabobs,
egg rolls and pineapple chicken for the luau.
Each class at AME will be working in conjunction
with a local artist or parent to create artwork for the
silent auction. Each class will also sponsor a gift bas-
Babysitting services will be provided by the staff
at the School for Constructive Play on Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria. Childcare services will be limited to 60
children, so parents are encouraged to buy tickets and
register their children early.
There are still corporate sponsorship opportunities
available at the $1,000 Big Kahuna, $500 Hula and
$200 Lei levels. The deadline for sponsors is March 24.
The next Spring Fling committee meeting will be
held in the school cafeteria at 8:45 a.m. March 2. For
more information, call Jamie Walstad at 778-5191.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 24, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island
Community Center, battery. A juvenile told Manatee
County Sheriffs' Office deputies that an adult male
pushed him in the face after a basketball game. The
juvenile told deputies that the man accused him of mis-
managing the clock during the game.
Jan. 28, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, driver's li-
cense. A man was arrested for driving with a suspended
Jan. 28, 800 block of North Shore Drive, alarm.
Deputies secured an open door.
Feb. 2, 100 block of Maple Avenue, found prop-
erty. A woman turned in a bicycle she found leaning
against her fence.
Feb. 3, 400 Bay Blvd., Bayfront Park, violation of
parole. A man was arrested on a Highlands County
warrant for violation of parole.
Jan. 23, 100 block of Fourth Street North, grand theft.
A woman reported that more than $1,000 in rent money
she hid under a box on top of her dresser was stolen.
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Jan. 31, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic
arrest. A woman was arrested on a Sarasota County
warrant for failing to appear on a prostitution charge.
Another passenger in the vehicle was given a citation
for attaching a tag to his vehicle that is registered to
Jan. 28, 300 block of 63rd Street, theft. A man re-
ported that 30 cement blocks were stolen from his con-
Jan. 29, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest.
Robert Northrop, 22, of Anna Maria, was arrested for
possession of marijuana. According to the report,
Northrop and a friend were walking along the side of
the road when an officer stopped them. Northrop ran
away and his friend told officers it was because he was
in possession of drugs. Northrop was located and found
to be in possession of marijuana.
Jan. 29, 5201 Gulf Drive, A Paradise Realty, hit
and run. Officers received an anonymous report that a
vehicle struck the front of the realty office and left the
scene. The right pillar of the building was broken and
debris struck and shattered the window at the entrance.
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New rules for local waters; storm forecast changes, too
State fishery regulators have come up with some
new rules for offshore and inshore critters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission now limits anglers to no more than two permit
and pompano larger than 20 inches fork length per
vessel per day.
"This proposal is intended to protect permit when
they aggregate to spawn," FWC officials said. "Permit
are a prized game fish targeted for catch and release
fishing by anglers in south Florida, and they are,also
sought for consumption. Permit are managed together
with pompano because they are difficult to distinguish
at smaller sizes."
Former rules allowed up to six permit and pom-
pano of 11- to 20-inch fork length daily, and one fish
more than 20 inches fork length.
Permit, by the way, collect in late spring near off-
shore reefs and wrecks to spawn, which continues
through August but hits a peak in May, June and July.
"The FWC has received reports that the aggrega-
tions of spawning permit are being heavily fished by
head boats operating out of Southwest Florida," offi-
cials said. "These boats, with large numbers of anglers
aboard, are able to legally harvest many large permit
and remain in compliance with the current bag limit,"
hence the worry that the spawning fish will be over-
The new rule goes into effect July 1 and applies
statewide in both state and federal waters.
Crab rules proposed, too
FWC officials are also looking to further regulate
the blue crab fishery in Florida, which some say is also
being threatened by overfishing.
FWC's Blue Crab Advisory Board is suggesting a
limitation of the total number of commercial blue crab
fishers and also requiring each qualified trapper to use
an equal number of traps.
Under the FWC's proposals, which would need the
approval of the Florida Legislature, new rules would
Establish a hard crab endorsement and a soft crab
endorsement, which can be associated with either an
individual or vessel saltwater products license.
Establish qualifying and re-qualifying criteria.
Require trap tags with an annual fee of 50 cents
per tag, and establish tag ordering criteria and a re-
placement tag program.
Applications for the 2006-07 Rotary Foundation
Ambassadorial Scholarships are now available.
The scholarships, which are designed to further
international understanding and goodwill, provide for
study abroad in more than 160 countries where Rotary
clubs are located. Approximately 1,300 scholarships of
various types are available from clubs worldwide.
During their studies abroad, Rotary foundation
scholars act as "ambassadors of goodwill." Through
appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, schools,
civic organizations and other forums, scholars repre-
sent their homeland and work to further international
Academic-year ambassadorial scholarships are for
one academic year abroad and provide funding up to a
maximum of $25,000, including roundtrip transporta-
tion, tuition, housing, some educational supplies and
Cultural ambassadorial scholarships provide fund-
ing for three to six months of intensive language study
and cultural immersion in another country, including
transportation, tuition and home-stay expenses from
$12,000 to $19,000.
Applicants must have completed two years of col-
lege course work or have been employed in a recog-
nized vocation when the scholarship begins. Applicants
must be U.S. citizens and residents of Southwest
Florida from Bradenton to Marco Island.
Recent scholars include Julie Childers, a marine
educator at Mote Marine Laboratory. She departed for
New Zealand this month as an ambassadorial scholar
for the year. She is studying southern ocean marine fish
and mammals at the University of Dunedin.
Another scholar studying at the University of
South Florida, Veronica Billardo from Argentina, vis-
ited Anna Maria Elementary School this fall to tell stu-
,dent abou l hr nati\ e country.,, : : ,. ,
By Pau -'FR at.,
Establish an appeals board and criteria by which
non-qualifying blue crab fishers could be allocated
Prohibit the leasing or renting of endorsements,.
tags, or traps, and establish endorsement holder respon-
In;another way to limit the number of crabbers out
on the water, anyone who wants to get into the fishery
must buy an existing crabber's "endorsement" read
license and trap tags as a package, as well as work-
ing with the seller for at least 14 days.
To qualify for an endorsement, someone must have
brought in at least 500 pounds of crabs in at least one
of the past three years.
The proposed cost of the endorsement fee is $125,
and would entitle the holder to fish up to 600 traps near
shore and 400 traps offshore. As a benefit, crabbers are
allowed up to 150 soft-shell crabs per day, and can
operate up to three "shedding tanks" under their permit.
Soft-shell blue crabs bring a higher price at market.
Crabbers will also be able to get a soft-shell crab
permit at twice the permit fee.
Public hearings are scheduled for April in Talla-
hassee, and final approval must be made by the legis-
lature, probably in 2006.
Speaking of changes, we all may be looking at
more information on TV next hurricane season.
National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield
told the St. Petersburg Times last week that the jury is
still out on the "skinny red line" in the midst of a fore-
cast track, but that more data will be provided in the
"cone of uncertainty" within the five-day forecast.
The cone is that, well, cone-shaped graphic that
provides a clue of where the storm will head in the days
ahead. Mayfield said he and his crew intend to enhance
that forecast with wind speeds and size as the days
For more information, contact Island Rotary mem-
ber Jim Dunne at 778-4060.
Applications are also available online at
native Florida animals, like this possum, fromvolun-
program at a special assembly last week. Students
learned that possums are resistant to rabies, can't
really hangfrom a tree by their tails, and do "play
dead. Volunteers told the students that a possum can
retreat into a coma-like state as a last resort to ward off
teers with the Lowry Park Zoo's education outreach
program at a special assembly last week. Students
learned that possums are resistant to rabies, can't
really hang from a tree by their tails, and do "play
dead." Volunteers told the students that a possum can
retreat into a coma-like state as a last resort to ward off
predators and that it takes nearly four hours to revive
itself Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
A classic example of the problem in both skinny-
line strategy and size-and-wind speed differentials was
evident in contrasting Hurricanes Charley and Frances
Charley's skinny line indicated landfall at the north
end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The storm ended
up veering to the east earlier along the predicted line's
path, and eventual landfall was in the Punta Gorda area.
Some people there were caught off guard because the
line didn't touch them, although the cone did.
Charley was also a strong, but relatively small
storm which moved quickly. Damage was intense, but
relatively focused in about a 30-mile-wide path across
Fast-forward a few weeks to Frances. Frances
pretty much followed its skinny red-line path, but the
storm was huge and slow. Where Charley's eye passed
in a matter of minutes, Frances took hours to lumber
through. It wasn't quite as powerful, but because of its
slow forward speed it drenched the areas it passed
through and, at one point, caused power loss and in-
tense wind and rain from Miami to Jacksonville. _
So look forward to more information as if we
don't already get enough information next hurricane
season on storm speed, strength and track.
And the skinny line dispute will be resolved in a
few weeks, Mayfield said.
Freedom Ship update: 'We could tell you,
but then we'd have to kill you'
Here's the latest update on the Freedom Ship, that
mile-long vessel that a St. Armands Circle entrepreneur
is attempting to finance and float as a mini-city:
"Things are happening, and they are moving fast,
but I cannot make any announcements today. And I
cannot give you a date on which I can make an an-
nouncement," said Freedom Ship chief executive of-
ficer Norman Nixon.
"When we started on this project, one very impor-
tant part of our plan was to continuously update all of
our supporters on everything that was happening at the
time it happened. And then we ran into Securit) and
Exchange Laws. There are so many things that we
clearly cannot talk to you about. And then there is this
big gray area where some venture into and get b\ % i th
it, while others get into trouble. We have taken the
position that we must stay away from not.only the
clearly prohibited areas, but also from the gray area.
"So, even though everyone knows what we are
working on, we. cannot talk about it. At least not at this
point in time."
Freedom Ship, Nixon said, has as its "primary focus
to create a community that offers unique lifestyle oppor-
tunities. Freedom Ship would be the world's first mobile
community. It would provide an international, cosmopoli-
tan, full-spectrum, residential, commercial and resort city
that circles the globe once every three years. It would of-
fer a wide array of novel opportunities for business own-
ership, travel, and daily living. The ship is as large as it is,
simply because that is the minimum size required to make
the community economically self-sustaining and a desir-
able and attractive place to live."
The 4,500-foot-long barge would have "18,000 liv-
ing units, with prices in the range of $180,000 to $2.5
million, including a small number of premium suites
currently priced up to $44 million. There are 3,000
commercial units in a similar price range, 2,400 time-
share units, 10,000 hotel units, a world-class casino,
and a ferryboat transportation system that will provide
departures every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, to three
or more local cities, giving ship residents access to the
local neighborhood and up to 30,000 land-based resi-
dents a chance to spend a day on the ship."
I guess no news is, well, no news on the big ship.
At the threat of angering all my Republican friends,
here's a funny.
Q: How many Bush.Administration officials does
it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light
bulb; its conditions are improving every day. Any re-
ports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin
from the liberal media. That light bulb has served hon-
orably, and anything you say undermines the lighting
e, ffect.. \VWh p,4 ou, hate freedom?"
Rotary scholarships available
THE ISLAENDER FEB. 9; 2005 1 PAGE 25
Winter fishing: Sometimes good, sometimes bad
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Welcome to winter fishing off Anna Maria Island
- sometimes good, sometimes less than that.
Pier action was disappointing last week due to cold
weather and dropping water temperatures, with only a
few sheepshead and an occasional trout caught.
Backwater fishing for trout and some redfish was
acceptable, though, and there were some phenomenal
reports of trout caught ak well as some decent snook
Grouper and snapper are also a good bet offshore,
but weathering the weather is the big issue right now.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said trout
are a good choice for backwater fishers right now.
Grady Smith and his cousins caught about 60 catch-
and-release trout earlier this week using live shrimp as
bait, as well as a mix of artificial such as Yo-zuri,
Rapala and rebels. Snook are also thick in the seagrass
beds, and Bill said a good trick is to look for them in
the narrows like near the canals in Holmes Beach.
Flounder are also a great backwater fish to hunt for
right now, Bill added, \\ ith a good target area being any
of the sandy areas near the grass flats along the
Intracoastal Waterway. Offshore fishing for grouper is
"fantastic," he added, with lots of catches coming in
less than 50 feet of water in the Gulf.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Rpad said he's been putting his charters onto redfish to
24 inches in length, nice-sized trout to 23 inches and
sheepshead to 4 pounds, all caught from Terra Ceia
Bay and Miguel Bay on a mix of artificial baits and live
shrimp. He also offered a prediction: "We're looking
at a pretty decent week of fishing ahead."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing
was pretty slow, with the best catches being sheep-
shead, although he said action should improve in the
Gulf gag grouper good bet right now
Roy Padgett, manager of the Hilton Inn on
Longboat Key, caught this 12-pound gag grouper
witi trolling Rapala lure while fishing with Capt.
Larry McGuire last week. The fish was caught in
next few weeks.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, best bets were
sheepies with some flounder catches.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
South Florida Museum's gems of the sea
A new, exhibit in the East Gallery of the South
Florida Museum featuring "Shells: Gems of the Sea"
showcases the e\tensite rnuseumn collection ofishells
from Florida and around the world.
The museum has historically exhibited shells in the
permanent exhibit area. However, several years ago
when the museum began extensive renovations, the
shells were packed and stored.
This temporary exhibit, which runs through May 8,
returns.many of the shells to public view with the ad-
dition of new shells.
"Shells: Gems of the'Sea'"has a special emphasis
on Florida and Caribbean exotic shells. The exhibit is
divided into sections focusing on particular locations
and will also include shell artifacts and decorative arts.
from indigenous people.
An exhibit of photography by nature photographer
Pete Carmichael will feature the live mollusks that in-
exhibit at the
On Feb. 12, visitors can enjoy making shell Valen-
tines in the museum's Discovery Place and, at 1 p.m.
Feb. 26, Dr. Jose Leal, director of Sanibel's Bailey
Matthews Shell Museum, will present a lecture on
"Shells of Southwest Florida."
The museum is located at 201 10th St. W., down-
town Bradenton. Museum hours are 10-5 p.m. Mon-
day-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6
for students with identification and $5 for children ages
5 to 12.
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At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports in-
cluded sea trout on the seagrass flats and off the resi-
dential canals, but with the high winds few people went
out in the Gulf last week.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's been putting his offshore charters
onto gag and red grouper, scamp, mangrove snapper
and amberjack, and he's finding fishing best in better
than 100 feet of water with live pinfish, grunts, frozen
sardines or shrimp working best for snapper.
Capt. Ray Markham on the Flat Back II said
things have been pretty typical of the season up to
excellent catches of redfish, some nice speckled trout,
a few flounder, ladyfish, and even some nice-sized
snook. "We should have some better tides this coming
week around the new moon on the 8th," Capt. Ray said,
"and decent weather is predicted, so trips this week
should prove to be pretty productive. I guess time will
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
redfish to 27 inches, sheepshead to 6 pounds, some
flounder and trout to 24 inches, as well as snook with
the best action coming from artificial and shrimp.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may .be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news @islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.
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AMI Little League posts last chance signup op
By Kevin Cassidy
Anna Maria Island Little League is back and bet-
ter than ever, according to league and Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center officials.
Andy Jonatzke of the Center announced that every
player who signs up by Feb. 12 will receive a free ticket
to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox (read
World Serie's Champs) spring training game on March
20. The Majors' game is part of AMI Little League's
opening weekend celebration, which includes a parade,
pictures and baseball games starting March 19.
The Island league is for boys and'girls ages 5-17.
,- Cost will be $55 per player and $50 for additional sib-
lings. Registrations are now being taken at the Center.
Interested junior or senior league players should
call Nichole Pelkey at 778-9637. Saturday, Feb. 12,
will be the last day to register for those leagues as well.
Everyone who tries out for AMI ball will be placed
on a team, but for parity within the league, mandatory
tryouts are at the following times:
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 10-12 year olds.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb: 16, 7-9 year olds.
10:30 a:m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 5-6 year olds.
Noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 7-9 year olds.
1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 10-12 year olds.
For more information, call Jonatzke at the Center.
Lady Canes' senior night festivities,
The Manatee High "Lady Canes" basketball team
honored seniors Lauren Cruz, who recently eclipsed the
1,000-point mark for her career, and Island resident and
two-year varsity player Jessica Cramer prior to the start
of their Feb. 2 game against Bayshore High School.
Cramer, who has compiled an impressive 3.8
grade-point average, plans to attend Manatee Commu-
nity College after graduation and then move up to the
University of Central Florida, where she will study
early child education. Cruz says she will attend either
UCF next fall, where she can continue her basketball
career, or attend the University of Miami.
Though Cruz's and Cramer's careers are quickly
coming to an end, the Lady Canes will still have an
"Island flavor" if everyone comes back next season. In
addition to Cramer, junior forwards Ryane Carden and
Ashley Lane, sophomore guard Sarah Lanzillo and
::- freshman forward Danielle Mullen are all current mem-
bers of the Lady Canes. Waiting in the wings for a
chance at varsity is none other then freshman (and
Ryane's younger sister) Catie Carden.
Congratulations to all of the girls and good luck in
the upcoming district tournament.
IRE 'four-closes' on West Coast AC
Saturday's Anna Maria Island Community Center
Premier Division basketball contest between Island
Real Estate and West Coast Air Conditioning was a
strange affair from the start, with IRE fielding only four
players in the Feb. 5 contest. Despite being down a
Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball standings
as of Feb. 5
West Coast Air 7
AM Glass & Screen 7
SDuncan Real Estate 8
AM Oyster Bar 7
Galati Marine 1
A Paradise 0
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West Air Conditioning's Clay Orr lays the ball in over the attempted block by Island Real Estate's Tyler
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Photos: Kevin Cassidy
skies to the hoop
Is West Coast
L ague basket-
,all action at
player, IRE jumped on top with an early 13-2 run fu-
eled by the hot outside shooting by Tyler Bekkerus and
strong drives to the hoop fromJosh Elsenheimer on the
way to an."interesting" 86-71 victory.
Two things became apparent early in the game:
Bekkerus was on fire and defense definitely was not the
word of the day. Bekkerus opened the IRE scoring
when he hit a three-pointer from the left wing despite
West Coast Air's Taylor Manning being up in his grill.
Bekkerus also came through with a driving, acrobatic
layup and a midrange jumper, while Elsenheimer
scored six points on drives to the basket. By the time
the first quarter had ended, IRE had opened up a 10-
point lead which it would never relinquish even
when Phelps Tracy fouled out with just under three
minutes to play, forcing them to finish the game with
only three players.
Bekkerus, who finished with a season-high 46
points, sandwiched 14 points in the first and fourth
quarters around nine points in each of the second and
third quarters. He connected on several acrobatic
layups in addition to six long-range connections.
Elsenheimer supported Bekkerus with 34 points,
12 rebounds and four assists. Nick Sato added four
points and Tracy finished with two points and six re-
bounds for IRE in the victory.
West Coast Air, which seemed out of sync
throughout the game, received 28 points from Clay Orr
and 17 points from Taylor Manning in defeat. Brian
Cziraky added 14 points and six rebounds, while Todd
Test connected on a pair of three-pointers for a total of
six points. Jake McDonald added four points and An-
thony Rosas finished with two points in the loss.
ReMax 55, West Coast 49
ReMax Gulfstream Realty received a balanced
scoring attack that saw eight different players score in
its six-point victory over West Coast Air Conditioni n
on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Premier Division action.
Chase Parker's 13 points and 11 points from Franklin
Moore led ReMax, which also received nine points
from Luis Leon and eight points from Pedro Alvarez.
Kevin Gruenke added six points to the ReMax attack
that also received three points apiece from Alisha Ware
and Jordan Graeff in the victory.
Taylor Manning's 18 points and 15 points from
Dylan Mullen led West Coast in the loss. Brian Cziraky
and Eric Fridenberg added eight and six points respec-
tively, while Jake McDonald finished with two points.
Glass & Screen 76, IRE 46
David Buck scored 34 points, including 22 in the
second half, as Anna Maria Glass & Screen cruised to
a 30-point victory over Island Real Estate on Monday,
Jan. 31. Jake Stebbins added 18 points for the victors,
who also received 12 points from Zach Schields and
four points apiece from Chad Reed, Matt McDonough
and Derrick Gargett in the victory.
Josh Elsenheimer led IRE with 25 points, while
teammate Tyler Bekkerus added 12 points in the loss.
Jamie Urch scored five points, while Phelps Tracy and
Ian Douglas each finished with two points in the loss.
Division I: Publix 34, Observer 28
Ben Valdivieso scored 21 of his game-high 26
points after intermission to lead Publix past Longboat
Observer on Thursday, Feb. 3, in a battle of Division I
Publix, which now holds a tiebreaker edge over the
Observer for the first seed as playoff season ap-
proaches, also received five points from Justin
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
Dearlove and two points from Breann Richardson in
Grant Lukitch led Longboat Observer with 16
points, while Celia Ware scored nine points, including
six in the fourth quarter as the Observer staged a late
rally. Nash Thompson added three points, while Daniel
Riley and Billy Alstrom finished with two points
apiece in the loss.
A&E 34, LPAC 31
Garrett Secor scored eight of his 10 points in the
fourth quarter to help Air & Energy rally past LPAC for
a 34-31 AMICC Division I victory on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Will Osborne led A&E with 13 points, while league
scoring leader Corbin Kitchen finished with 11 points
in the victory.
LPAC was led by Broderick West's game-high 15
points and eight points from Matt Shafer. Whitney
Bauer, Ryan Guerin, Jarot Nelson and Jason Rappe
each scored two points to complete the LPAC scoring
in the loss.
Division II: Duncan 26, Galati 14
Duncan Real Estate bounced back from its first
loss with a 26-14 victory over Galati Marine on Friday,
Feb. 4, thanks to 11 points from Chris Callahan and 10
points from Ashley Waring. Kyle Crum chipped in
with five points to complete the Duncan scoring as the
team improved to 8-1 on the season.
Galati Marine was led by Martine Miler's eight
points, while teammates MacKenzie Kosfeld added
four points and Kayla Aritt finished with two points in
Oyster Bar 29, Danziger 24
Matt Bauer exploded for 17 points to lead Anna
Maria Oyster Bar to a five-point victory over Danziger
Allergy & Sinus on Friday, Feb. 4. Zach Evans added
five points to the Oyster Bar attack, which also in-
cluded four points from Sarah Howard and three points
from Blake Rivers in the win.
Glenn Bower scored 11 points and Emma Barlo\\
added nine points to lead Danziger in the loss. Sarah
Falls and Dylan Riley each scored two points to com-
plete the Danziger scoring..
Danziger 16, STGC 14
Glenn Bower scored 12 points and Emma Barlow
added four points to lead Danziger Allergy & Sinus
past STGC on Wednesday, Feb. 2, for Danzigers first
victory of the season.
Ally Titsworth, Chandler Hardy and Kelly Guerin
each scored four points, while Trevor Bystrom added
two points for STGC in the loss.
STGC 16, Duncan 12
Chandler Hardy's season-high seven points helped
STGC hand Duncan Real Estate its first loss of the sea-
son Monday, Jan. 31. Ally Titsworth added four points
for STGC, which also received two points apiece from
Kelly Guerin and Molly McDonough.
Chris Callahan's 11 points and one point from
Kyle Crum paced Duncan Real Estate in the loss.
Oyster Bar 30, Galati 12
Anna Maria Oyster Bar rode a balanced scoring
attack to an easy victory over Galati Marine on Mon-
day, Jan. 31, in Division II basketball action. Matt
Bauer's 11 points and eight points from Molly
Slicker led the Oyster Bar attack, which included
four points from Zach Evans and three points from
Blake Rivers. Kelly Dodson and Katie Hunt each
scored two points to complete the scoring for the
Oyster Bar in the victory.
Martine Miller scored six points to lead Galati
Marine, which also received two points apiece from
MacKenzie Kosfeld, Stephanie Schenk and Kayla Aritt
in the loss.
Division III: Bistros 21, Paradise 9
Bistros ran past A Paradise Realty behind 10 points
from Hailey Dearlove and eight points from Becca
Butler in Division III basketball on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Giorgio Gomez scored two points and Stephanie
Purnell added one point as Bistros remained undefeated
on the season.
Josh Schmidt scored six points and Logan Reiber
added three points for A Paradise Realty in the loss.
Linda Cramer embraces daughter Jessica Cramer during senior night festivities at Manatee High.
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Island girl Jessica (center with roses) is flanked by fellow Islander Ryane Carden (left of Cramer) and fellow
senior Lauren Cruz (left of Carden) during senior night festivities. They are joined by Jessica's mother Linda
Cramer (right) and her Manatee teammates Megan Dzikas, Ashley Lane, Christina Natal, Amanda Ellis,
Hayley Harvey and fellow Islanders Sarah Lanzillo and Danielle Mullen.
Jessie's 11, Harry's 10
Max Miller's fourth-quarter basket provided the
winning margin as Jessie's Island Store edged Harry's
Continental Kitchens in Division III action on Thurs-
day, Feb. 3. Miller finished with a game-high six points
for Jessie's, which also received four points from
Daniel Pimental and one point from Julian Botero in
Danny Krokroskia scored four points and Cliff
Pascal added three points to lead Harry's in the scor-
ing department. Zach Facheris chipped in with two
points and Taylor Wilson finished with one point to
complete the Harry's scoring in the loss.
Dips 26, Jessie's 11
Dips Ice Cream and Jessie's Island Store entered
their Tuesday, Feb 1, game tied for second, but Dips'
26-11 victory made a strong statement as to which is
the second-best team in the league. Dips received 12
points from Justin Gargett, while also receiving seven
points apiece from Zach Guerin and Johnny Mattay.
Jospeh Darke completed the Dips scoring with two
points in the win.
Daniel Pimental led Jessie's with seven points,
while teammates Max Miller and Julian Botero each
scored two points in the loss.
Winners in the Feb. 5 horseshoe games were Dan
McClure of Anna Maria and Dean Rowe of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Jack Calhoun of Holmes
Beach and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the Feb. 2 games were Jay Disbrow of
Anna Maria and Rowe. Runners-up were Bob Lee of
Anna Maria City and Pepka.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Premier (ages 14-17)
Feb. 9 8 p.m.
Feb. 12 noon
Feb. 12 1 p.m.
Feb. 14 8p.m.
Feb. 16 8 p.m.
Feb. 19 noon
Division I (ages 12-13)
Feb. 10 8 p.m.
Feb. 12 4 p.m.
Feb. 12 5 p.m.
Feb. 15 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 8 p.m.
Feb. 19 11 a.m.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Feb. 9 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 8 p.m.
Feb. 14 6 p.m.
Feb. 14 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 6 p.m.
III (ages 8-9)
IRE vs. ReMax
IRE vs. AM Glass & Screen
West Coast Air vs. ReMax
First Place vs. Fourth Place
Second Place vs. Third Place
Premier Championship Game
Publix vs. A&E
Publix vs. Observer
A&E vs. LPAC
Second Place vs. Third Place
First Place vs. Fourth Place
Division I Championship Game
STGC vs. Danziger
STGC vs. Oyster Bar
Duncan vs. Danziger
First Place vs. Fourth Place
Second Place vs. Third Place
Division II Championship Game
A Paradise vs. Harry's
Bistros vs. Dips
Dips vs. Harry's
Bistros vs. Jessie's
First Place vs. Fourth Place
Second Place vs. Third Place
Division III Championship Game
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Feb. 9 6 p.m. Kumon vs. Rotten Ralph's
Feb. 11 6 p.m. Cannons vs. Island Starter
Feb. 12 10 a.m. Cannons vs. Ocean View
Feb. 12 11 a.m. Kumon vs. Island Starter
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
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Great Island Opportunities!
SUNSET VILLAS, TWO BUILDINGS
TWO UNITS, each with 2 BEDROOMS AND 1 BATH,
TWO UNITS, each with 1 BEDROOM AND 1 BATH, TURNKEY.
Well-maintained concrete-block duplexes sitting on
two prime lots, just steps to beach. Zoned multifamily
3-10 units. (Presently only four are on property.) Good
rental history. Quiet, high-and-dry street in Holmes
Beach. Community laundry area. Large covered patio
allows for outside entertaining. $1,125,000.
Seasonal Rental Available Now: 2BR, one
block from beach. Totally remodeled, includes
washer and dryer. $2,000/month.
Call Anne HUlber, Realtor
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TWO UNITS SO CLOSE
TO THE BEACH!
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Ii North Beach Village next
i door! 1BR/1BA, one with
'r "i "h" ,, ',!lii! l" sunroor and lanai.-Both
Sturnkey furnished with
rental history. S289,000
Call Sue Carlson
411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
GARAGE SALE: 8am-3pm Friday, Saturday, Sun-
day, Feb..11-13. Fishing tackle, tools, clothes, fur-
niture, kayak, drill press, patio set. 2915 Avenue C,
GARAGE SALE: 9am-noon Saturday, Feb. 12.
Clothes, many brand new. Toys, large selection of
art and much, much more! 123-A 52nd St., Holmes
BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center. Every
Thursday through March 31, 7pm. Prizes, refresh-
ments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd
St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton
Beach. For information call (941) 778-1915.
WANTED: AGING GOLFER wants to rent golf-cart
space in Holmes Beach. (941) 792-2185.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience
the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The
Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC
or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.
'ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
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Single-family homes in Manatee and
Sarasota counties led the state in
average rice increases over the
past year at 29%!!!
Zita Kollar Brisson
More than 70 vacation rentals
on Anna Maria Island
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AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
dren. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit pack-
ages for shipment to friends and family from mem-
ber Rich Bohnenberger, (941) 778-0355. Order
through May 2005.
PILATES AND YOGA at Anna Maria Art League.
Pilates, Monday, 9-10am; Yoga, Thursday, 9-
10:15am. Beginning to intermediate. $6/class. Drop-
ins welcome. Instructor Preston Whaley Jr. (941)
NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create unique
art, stained glass, paintings, painted furniture and
more! Restless Natives, Island Shopping Center,
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-2624.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for moreinformation.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies avail-
able at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. (941) 778-7978.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.
2000 DODGE CARAVAN: 68,000 miles, four new
tires, strong air conditioning, power everything, towing
package. Excellent condition. $8,500. (941) 778-7901.
2001 PT CRUISER: 50,000 miles. Purple, sunroof,
ice-cold air, leather interior. Garage kept. $9,500.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great!
$1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.
MODULAR FLOATING DOCK systems: Custom
drive-on docking solutions by Versa Dock. Mainte-
nance free, 20-year warranty. (941) 685-7648.
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
SResidential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
"_. i (941) 779-2113
I 'I 502 72nd Street
1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box,
key switch, propeller. Less than 100 hours on re-
build. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.
1976 BUCANEER 32-foot center cockpit sailboat
Florida cruiser. Four-foot draft, new Yanmar engine,
sails, television, microwave. $18,000 or best offer. Call
Steve (941) 778-2100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOAT DOCK FOR rent, 85th Street and Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. $50/week, $150/month. (847)
1991 GRADY WHITE 190 Tournament, Yamaha
130-hp, 2004 aluminum tandem-axle trailer. Runs
great! Seats eight, livewell, three covers, clean.
$8,900 or best offer. (941) 778-4029.
2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6
inches. 190-hp, stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun! Call
(941) 778-6234, or e-mail email@example.com.
$13,750 or best offer.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-shirts.
Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach or order online www.islander.org.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA
Large 2BR/2BA unit with a
den, family room and Florida
room. Two-car garage and
steps to pool. IB504218
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com
BOAT DOCK AT
Two 2BR/1BA units fully
furnished and ready for
season. $1,600 to
$1,800 per month.
Bright alnd open floor plan. Spacious 3BRI
3BA pool home features 2 Master suites,
2 AIC units, split bedroom design. Over-
sized 2-car garage. Large seawalled
canal lot with boai dock. Heated caged
inground pool. io Bridges to bay. Just
steps to beach. Asking 789,900.
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CUTE AS 2BR/2BA COUNTRY
CAN BE! VILLAGE nicely fur-
teps to the beach, nished, very active
R/i BA, a e community close to Anna
BR/1BA, available Maria Island. Seasonal
ebruary and April. $1,650 per month.
)2,000 per month. Annual $1,000 per month
PINE BAY FOREST CONDO
Located just four miles from beaches! Updated,
fantastic 2BR/2BA with vaulted ceilings, new
appliances, enclosed lanai and pnvate back-
yard. Dogs and kids welcome' Top school dis-
trict and convenient to shopping, medical and
banks. Heated pool, spa and tennis. $217,000.
Spectacular direct Gulf views from this 2BR turn-
key furnished beach retreat. Extensive 35-foot
terrace overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Weekly
rentals with resident on-site managers. Miles of
gorgeous while sand beaches. Heated pool,. | i
clubhouse and great mid-Longboal Key location.
A LT GBOAT KEY VILLAGE
A quaintly, adorable 2BR,1BA home in the his-
torical village of Longboal Key. Property sits
three homes from Sarasota Bay. Community
boat ramp. $419,000.
Fantastic Anna Maria beach retreat' Updated
2BR/2BA ground floor beach walkoul with ex-
cellent location. Desirable complex with two
heated pools. Did I mention Gulf view9 Island
!'IL-" Y 'ORi YOUR BOAT
Longboat Key 2BR townhouse. Mint and turn-
key furnished, garage, private landscaped lot,
exclusive Gulffroni beach pavilion, two heated
pools and docks up to a 23 foot boat at $120/
year. Shows beautifully' A rare find. $465.000.
6350 Gulf of Mexico Dr
The LaFlamme Team
Cindy (941) 780-8000
', Gary (941) 725-0928
Toll Free (800) 335-5543
ive E-mail us!
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1985 WELLCRAFT COASTAL: 25-foot walk-around
cabin. Two 115-hp OMC outboards. Both com-
pletely overhauled this year. Canvas, head, trailer.
$7,000. (941) 792-0818 or 792-5123.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
S CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
NORTH END Unique 3BR/2BA home on north
end of Anna Maria. Steps to white sandy
beaches of Gulf/bay. Two wood burning fire-
places. Master suite has Gulf view from
screened porch. Oversized shower, new
ceramic tile. New roofs 1st Fl 2000 & 2nd Fl
2002. Asking price $795,000. Please call Susan
Hatch, Realtor 778-7616 eves.
DUPLEX- Elevated 2.BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1 BA, en-
closed lower area with garage and storage. Both
sides rented. Property on Clark Spring Lake.
Selling "as is" $469,900. Pf'ase call Mike
Carleton, Realtor 737-0915 or Michel Cerene,
Broker 545-9591, evenings.
NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and
get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany,
Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.
BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at (941) 779-9783 or
Fabulous energy ef-
ficient Key West-
., style duplex con-
-- --structed on 18-foot
pilings. Private court-
I i l yard entry includes a
S small heated pool.
Each suite offers
pine and Mexican tile
floors, gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, central vacuum,
high-speed iriternet wiring, one-car garage and fire alarm/
sprinkler system. Office loft in upper suite opens to sun deck
with Gulf and bay views. $975,000.
* ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE *
2BR/1BA condo, 2905 61st St., $1,800/month
2BR/2BA villa, 428 62nd St., $2,000/month
2BR/2BA duplex, 207 70th St., $2,500/month
%a '~ L~tf 1 ~-Olta r
314 Pine Avenue
BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. (941)
13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your
home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jes-
sica Lord, (941) 747-2495.
HOME COMPANION in your Bradenton or Island
home. Ten years experience in Berkshire Mass. In-
dependent Living, cell (413) 441-3232.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!
l 4i Top Producing Realtor
B Toll Free 1-866-587-8559
FULL GULF VIEWS: Magnificent upgrades in this 1,909 sf
condo with 30 feet of windows overlooking the Gulf.
Private beach, bayfront pool and hot tub. $899,900.
3 BEDROOM CANALFRONT CONDO: You'll love the
space in this beautiful 3BR/2BA condo. 1,793 sf, overlook-
ing the canal at Westbay Point and Moorings. Light tile and
carpet, glassed in lanai. Beautiful, spacious grounds, two
pools, hot tubs and tennis. $525,000.
NEAR BEACH: 2BR/2BA corner unit near pool with
redesigned kitchen at Imperial House of Bradenton Beach.
Clubhouse, heated pool, fishing dock plus private beach.
55-plus community. Come join the fin! $349,000.
AFFORDABLE BAY VIEWS: 2BR/I BA condo at Bayview
Terrace with great views of the bay and views of the Gulf
from the balcony. Won't last at $249,000.
ef ro 3224 EAST BAY DRIVE
REALESTATECOMPANY HOLMES BEACH
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Dr. Nelson Neal
423 St. Armands Circle
ON THE GULF
ROSA DEL MAR
Luxurious condo with 30 foot
balcony overlooking sunsets in
azure waters of Gulf of Mexico.
Large 3BR/3.5BA with elegance
throughout. Currently under
construction. Buy now! $1,700,000
and up. IB258448.
STEPS TO BEACH
Beautiful 3BR pool homes with quality finishes.
306 A 56th 306 B 56th
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Come to a special preview of this spectacular
seven-unit, waterfront residence on:
Sunday, February 13
Located directly on the beach at 36th Street
,-, in Holmes Beach.
S/ I LES Developer: Potrick D. McConnell
E '- General Contractor: Whitehead Construction
.'i .1 .. > ,' .\I I'i t .in "'' .. Architectural Design: EmilyAnne Smnrh
Pre-construction prices start at 51,550,000.
For more information, contact Barry Gould at 941-448-5500
Or Ted Schlegel at 941-518-6117
Online at www.palmgables.com
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REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high traf-
fic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, (941) 383-5543.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria or call (941) 778-3953.
HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak En-
glish, have own transportation, weekends a must.
(941) 778-1010, ext. 0.
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST FOR local Island
company. Must be service-oriented with strong com-
puter and telephone skills. Please, fax resume to
PART-TIME FRONT-desk help needed at the Rod
& Reel Motel. Please call Amanda, (941) 778-2780
or stop in.
RENTAL MANAGER NEEDED for expanding Island
rental business. Experience with Florida Real Estate
license required. For consideration, please fax re-
sume to (941) 755-6381. Wagner Realty, since 1939.
PART-TIME OFFICE position. Please call Amanda,
BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or
part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and din-
ner. Wednesday through Sunday. Apply at 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach or call (941) 778-5320.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
411 Spring Avenue
3BR/2BA! Fireplace! Recently upgraded!
Upper and lower decks, two-car garage, 52x145
lot, great location, just steps to beaches,
post office and City pier.
$519,000 (941) 778-7697
HELP 'AN' ViT N 1 D a I V I
HELP WANTED: KEY.Royale Club needs a part-
time server and counter person. Drug-free work
place. No evenings. Golf privileges. Apply in person,
700 Key Royale Drive, or call (941) 778-3055.
PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST for expanding vaca-
tion rental company. Friendly, fun staff. Must enjoy
working with people and possess good computer
skills. No "grumpy bears." Fax or bring resume to
Anna Maria Gulf Coast Rentals, 5319 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-3699, fax 782-5606.
EXPERIENCED COOK and dishwasher for popular
Island restaurant. Breakfast and lunch. Apply at Fit
to Eat Restaurant. 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years
experience. Complete on-the-job certified training.
One full year's support free. Probable earnings
$100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees.
Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run
from home office located anywhere. $75,000,
$45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or
$60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.
FOR SALE: WEST Bradenton hair-styling salon
business. Owner needs to retire due to health rea-
sons. Call after 6pm, Monday through Friday. (941)
W "29Years ofProfessional Service
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
EXCEPTIONAL DUPLEX 2,368 sf of living area with elevator lift. Owner's
side 2BR/2BA, fireplace, great-room,40xl0-foot and 48x6-foot porches.
Large garage and bonus room. Tenant side has 2BR/2BA with screen porch
and extra storage. $784,500.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some with bay view. One 2BR, three 1 BR,
room for pool. Great investment. $870,000. OWNER FINANCING.
KEY WEST-STYLE 3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, ceramic floors, oak stairs, 30-
foot covered deck, four-car garage, storage rooms. $785,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 PALM New Luxury Villas
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
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Recently completed and sold by Ouality Builders at
306 56th St., Holmes Beach.
HALF BLOCK TO PALMA SOLA BAY
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Geoffrey Wall, G.R.I. P.A.
Wayne Harris, P.A.
You won't find a finer home anywhere, near this
price. Total high end remodel. 3BR/2BA. No deed
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One half block to bay and Gulf. Walk to all trendy
restaurants and boutiques of Bradenton Beach.
Real hip village atmos here 2BR/2BA turnkey f r-
pC 11I V II b : / Lur-
,I, "nished. Room for pool. $525,000.
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SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling
and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island
resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941). 778-5427
home. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUTOR: 30 years experience. M.A. reading, M.A.
learning disabilities. Diagnostic/remedial and
supplemental. Call 778-0349 between 4-6pm.
BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home
management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, (941) 778-7770. References available.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Critter
problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty!
Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by
F.W.C. (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emer-
INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small
businesses. We do all states and electronic filing.
Call Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.
JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING: The Island's hon-
est and dependable painting service. Interior, exte-
rior, faux painting, cabinet refinishing. References.
Free estimates. (941) 795-2771.
OPEN HOUSE FEB 12 1-4 PM 2BR/2BA on canal with peak
"' : "* ..' i-; -. of Palma Sola Bay! Totally
,.... rem,:deled, decorator furnished,
IiE ljs luim ceramic tile, kitchen-aid
.appliances, boat docks, heated
fi~lBtM ..":--,,-4i p-~il. jacuzzi and tennis. Minutes
.~i.' Gulf beaches and shopping!
BAYFRONT DUPLEX! Serene location on Sarasota Bay
with gorgeous views! 3BR/3BA and 1BR/IBA with two boat docks
and vacant lot on bay! Great for s riO:rid h-.rieri ir.n u. r,[
TRIPLEX STEPS TO BEACH! Super investment or second home
with rentals. 3BR/1BA, 2BR/IBA and 1BR/IBA. Tile, wood floors,
new air conditioner, cabinets, decks and stairs. Partially furnished!
Owner/agent. Asking $589,000
Deborah Thrasher RE/MAX Excellence ,
(941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com
HANDY MAN HELPING Hands: No job too big or
too small. Insured. Call (941) 795-7058.
ESP CLEANING: Elite Service Professionals. Resi-
dences and offices professionally cleaned. Gift cer-
tificates! Surprise your Valentine! Insured. Maria
and Steve (941) 753-9906.
PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE: Kelley Ragan. Cus-
tom portraits, weddings, beach photography. Infor-
mation at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals,.interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. Information at
Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
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* Purchase or Refinance
100% FINANCING AVAILABLE
Local Island Specialist
Celebrating 15 Years
We'll come to you
Call (941) 778-8553 Today
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done
right! Grout cleaning, sealing, staining. Showers,
kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resi-
dent, references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape
maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms
rimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call
(941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call (941)
MARKEY REALTY & ASSOCIATES
BrealhiakinQ view oi Tampa Ba;' and the Skyway Bridge.
his bayfronl home can be either single family or duplex.
Amenities are identical on both levels. Luxury features
throughout. Elevator takes you from ground level pool
area to both floors above.
A MUST SEE! 232 S. Harbor Drive, $1,500,000.
JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171 OFFICE 753-1620
Virtual Tour at www.llrealtour.com/mls502440/vtour/index.html
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Mike NIorman Realty
Sets Sales Record
Mike Norman Realty listed and sold more
properties over $1 million on Anna Maria Island
than any other Realtor.
Documented by records from theManatee
County Board of Realtors, this was no small feat,
considering there are 28 real estate companies on
Anna Maria Island.
Mike Norman Realty is also the largest
vacation rental company on'the Island with more
than 350 properties.
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Heather Absten, P.A.
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BEAUTIFUL SERENITY STEPS FROM THE BEACH
Completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home w/ heated pool surrounded by lush,
tropical landscaping. Beautiful travertine tile and red oak flooring. Tastefully
turnkey furnished with nautical d6cor. Call today! $829,000.
Beautiful open beam vaulted ceilings, large bedrooms, solid wood and tile flooring,
no bridges to bay, and lots of character! Build up for bay views! LOWEST PRICE
CANAL HOME ON LONGBOAT! PRICED TO SELL! $625,000
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PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
MAKE YOUR MOVE WITH MARILYN
1264 Spoonbill Landings Circle
2BR/2BA, tile and pergo floors, mirrors, glassed
lanai with heat and air-conditioning, two-car
1205 Spoonbill Landings Circle
2BR/2BA and two-car garage.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.
'Top L' Do/r.P Idu' .,,Ar .f l ,:
Gabe Buky Charles Buky
Best Team! Best Properties!
731 Key Royale Drive
Bay front home, 3BR/2.5BA. $1,795,000.
625 Ivanhoe Lane
Bay front home, 4BR/3BA. $2,895,000.
871 North Shore Drive
Bay/beach front Two homes, 5BR/4BA total.
502 Key Royale Drive
Twenty foot canal frontage, 2BR/2BA. $550,000.
538 68th Street
Bayfrontlhome, 6BR/6BA, deep sailboat water!
ClLL US TO LIST YOUR HOME
Coldwell Banker Previews
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive w Longboat Key, FL 34229
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JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-
2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates., 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
of Anna Maria Inc.
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
North Beach Village #55
3BR/2.5BA townhome, completely renovated and
turnkey furnished. A must see. Only $539,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished waterfront
villa. Great location. Minutes to everything! Gated community
with many amenities. $319,000.
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RUNAWAY BAY, updated 1 BR/IBA condo just steps to the
beach. Great rental property. Turnkey furnished, heated pool,
tennis courts and community fishing dock. $355,600.
ISLAND GETAWAY, beautifully remodeled 2BR/2BA single
family villa. Turnkey furnished. Quiet Holmes Beach location.
One block to the beach and a view of Spring Lake. $409,600.
BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEYIII 2BR/2BA freestanding villa
with wood floors. Private beach access, marina, boat slips. 55-
LOWEST PRICE CANAL HOME ON LONGBOAT KEYI 2BR/
2BA, large bedrooms, beautiful open-beam vaulted ceilings,
solid wood and tile flooring. No bridges to bay, lots of charac-
ter! Build up for bay views! $625,000.
1 (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
(941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
SMASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work,
glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call
Chris, (941) 795-3034. License #104776. Insured.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and res-
toration. Quality work. Over 20 years experi-
ence. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or
REGAL WATERFRONT home w/Tampa
Bay views from every room, elevator &
6-car garage. Private beach, dock &
boat lift face the Skyway Bridge.
$2,249,000. Barbara Jennings, 748-
6300 or 773-0180. 504606
TRADITIONAL 2-STORY 3BR/2BA
home in Azalea Park w/wood floors,
beautifully landscaped large private
yard & community pool. $349,900.
748-6300. Sandy Drapala, 725-0781,
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 500161
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND 4BR/4BA home
offers a private master suite w/kitchen-
ette, balconies on each-floor & court-
yard w/heated pool. $1,495,000. 748-
6300. Kathy Valente, 685-6767 or Anka
Eshak, 504-6374. 105783
BIG HOME, BIGGER VALUE! Westside
4BR/2BA home offers a large family
room w/a brick fireplace, pool, spa & a
fenced yard. Convenient location!
$334,900. Barbara Westendorf, 748-
6300 or 685-6109. 504598
PALMA SOLA BAY 6BR/3.5BA home w/gourmet kitchen, pool & tennis court.
$1,750,000.748-6300. Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614 or Judy LaValliere, 504-3792.504395
CANAL FRONT 3BR/5BA pool home. Solarium w/kitchen & guestquarters. $1,300,000.
748-6300. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614. 504175
PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS from nearly every room of this 3BR/3BA home w/dock.
$1,195,000.748-6300. Sandy Drapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 502259
GREAT ISLAND BUY! 3-4 BR/2.5BA home w/hot tub on lanai, attached income prop-
erty & possible boat dock. $629,000. Chuck.West, 748-6300 or 374-3211. 105632
CANAL FRONT 2BR/2BA home w/circular drive. Direct access to the Manatee River &
Gulf of Mexico. $429,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 504851
GREAT ISLAND LOCATION! Updated 1-2BR/2BA townhouse w/private patio. Pride of
ownership shows. $340,000. Barbara Westendorf, 748-6300 or 685-6109. 501694
IMPRESSIVE 2-STORY on approx. 1/3-acre wooded lot. 4BR/3BA home w/2700 SF,
wet bar & privacy fenced yard. $334,900. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 504795
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! Spacious 2-3BR/3BA corner unit townhouse on Perico
Island overlooking the lake. $289,900. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 504718
PERICO BAY CLUB This light & bright unit boasts all new appliances & carpets. Sunset
views from the lanai. $259,000. Elizabeth Gardini, 748-6300 or 356-0096. 504417
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
6170 or 447-2198.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern.
Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I do
show up! (941) 778-3904.
STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free
estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc Building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.
JIM MELANSON Painting interior, exterior, pressure
cleaning. Free estimates, 18-year Island resident.
Call Jim, (941) 718-9053.
PAINTING AND HOME repair: Local references,
free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your satis-
faction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.
RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Drywall,
demolition, finishing texture, insulation, windows.
Will be happy to accommodate your needs. (941)
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
RENTALS RENT fast with ad in The Islander.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.
VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941)
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes. Please call (813) 752-4235, or
view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com
POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities.
Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941)
CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy,
quiet area. Seasonal, $1,700/month, $600/week,
$100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard
setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/
weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:
FULLY FURNISHED VILLA in beautiful Mt. Vernon,
two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, no pets, nonsmok-
ing, age 55-plus. Minimum three months. Peak sea-
son, $2,500/month; annually, $1,500/month. (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA with Florida room,
washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport, close to
beach, beautiful apartment. $975/month. Dolores
M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.
You Pick: Family Compound,
Second Home or Vacation Retreat
Offering two lakefront properties in Anna Maria
302 North Shore Dr- 3+BR/3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA du-
1 BR/1 BA apartment. Five-car garage, plex with five-car garage. Private open
one short block to beach, direct beach decks, large picture windows, great
access, peeks of Gulf. Move-n condi- views of lake. Asking $750,000. MLS
tion. Seawall and dock. Zoned duplex. 502297.
Extras! Asking $850,000. MLS
Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156 or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
p2307 or 920-5156 03353
2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE -131 White
Ave. Duplex on corner lot, two-car ga-
rage, two carports, screened lanai, lots
of decks. 150 steps to beach access.
Would also make a great single-family
home! Asking $685,000. For more de-
tails call Stephanie Bell, Broker, 778-
r3 SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
3BR/2BA FAMILY BEACH HOUSE
ALL ON A DOUBLE LOT
Upstairs master suite
makes for nice water views
Unlimited potential on
exclusive North end of Anna Maria
All this for $775,000.
Call Green Real Estate today!
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OF ANNA MARIA -
941 778-0455 Ken Jackson, 778-6986
9906 Gulf Drive Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Anna Maria Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
www.greenreal.com LaRae Regis, 779-1858
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SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Baywatch condo,
heated pool, waterview, $1,000/week, $3,000/
month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis,
small pet OK, $2,600/month; Bayou, 2BR/1BA,
across from beach, $2,500/month. SunCoast Real
Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.
KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Night, week-
end, weekly, seasonal. Private entrance, private
deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433
SEASONAL RENTALS: one month or more.
Westbay Point and Westbay Cove. Tennis, heated
pools, close in. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 713-
9096 or 778-3377.
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ANNUAL RENTAL: Elevated 2BR/2BA duplex.
Three-car garage, two blocks to beach, unfur-.
nished. Office (941) 778-3377 or 713-9096.
VACATION RENTAL: Available March and April
2005. Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA. Fully
furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras.
$800/week, $2,600/month. Call (813) 286-9814.
NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from
beach. Furnished, annual $1,150/month. Also avail-
.able seasonal. (941) 725-1074.
GREAT SUNSET VIEWS. Two 2BR apartments on
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 914-4646.
FURNISHED LONGBOAT Key annual: Spanish Main
Yacht club. 55-plus, 2BR/2BA. Includes cable, water,
pool, Gulf access. $1,050/month: (941) 383-3151.
CANAL FRONT CONDO:
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from your screened lanai overlook-
ing a canal. Updated, furnished 2BR/2BA condo in move-in
condition. Heated pool and spa, tennis courts and lush tropi-
cal surroundings makes this a perfect is-
I land retreat. $499,500. IB#504847.
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GOLF FRONT CONDO
2BR/2BA furnished condo directly on
the golf course in excellent condition,
screened lanai and lush tropical sur-
roundings. Heated pool and spa, tennis
court, sauna, clubhouse, exercise room
and billiards. Close to beach, shopping
and hospital. $189,900. IB#505061.
(941) 751-1155 (800) 448-6325
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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ENCHANTING COTTAGE NEAR THE SEA
This captivating 3 bedroom, 2 bath hideaway is located on the secluded north end of Anna Maria, within steps of the prettiest
beach in the world! The spacious split bedroom design is complimented by French doors, ceramic tiled floors, and a wonder-
ful, open kitchen with oak cabinets and white appliances. Other amenities include vaulted ceilings in the charming master suite,
walk-in closet, paddle fans, sparkling cocktail pool, and lush tropical landscaping, including several Grecian Urn Royal palms
and a spectacular Royal Poinciana tree, Don't miss this captivating island retreat. Furnished. Priced at $825;000.
CAPTIVATING ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE
This beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, Key West style pool home is located a short stroll to both the gulf and bay!
Tucked away on a lushly landscaped lot on the tranquil north end of Anna Maria, this delightful hideaway boasts a comfy
great room floor plan enhanced by beamed cathedral ceilings and ceramic tiled floors. The white kitchen features Corian
countertops and breakfast bar. Many French doors open to breezy covered verandas and the sparkling, heated swimming
pool! The private elevated master suite offers cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet, and a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath. Don't
miss this captivating island retreat! Furnished. Priced at $875,000.
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BROC H UR
WEEKLY AND MONTHLY vacation rentals. Brand
new Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/
week; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, $2,400/month;
Coral Shores, 2BR/2BA on canal with pool, $2,500/
month; San Remo condo, 1 BR/1 BA, $1,050/month;
Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $1,300/week;
Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; en-
chanted cottage, 2BR/1BA, $850/week; northwest
Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $3,000/month;
Bradenton Beach home, 2BR/1BA, $800/week.
Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty (941) 778-
NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA two-car
garage home. Seasonal, available now, February-
March, $750/week, $2,500/month. Five minutes to
Island beaches. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
CHECK'US OUT AT www.islander.org !
1Wolnering lWhat VOUIR Property is Worth ??
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Quarter Growth. Sarasota was %6 and Bradenton #11 out of 128
Metro Areas with 29.9 and 25..1% growth respectively
Where does your property fit in this growth ??
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ARE YOU CONFUSED ABOUT
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I will provide you with a proven record of success, my experience and
professional service is always available to you. Feel free to call me anytime
for a home evaluation. Call me at Island Real Estate (941) 778-6066.
"THE BIG PICTURE IT'S ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE!" MARIANNE CORRELL
My exciting homes and condos for sale:
Beautifully remodeled -..' -
top to bottom.Furnished.
Best of everything, fabu
boatlift, patio, decks, op(
counters and great design
is master suite. $899,00
We call this the beach for easy living. 2BR/2BA, two-
ulous big water view, dock,
en plan, kitchen has granite
Space, 3BR/3BA, top floor
Carport, beautiful wood decks in rear and large '
ster suite. All new throughout, hardwood floors,
utral colors and lots of space for addition and still.
>m for a pool. Motivated sellers. $635,000.
My sold properties in the last two months:
514 North Bay Boulevard $650,000
Westbay Point and Moorings condo 3BR/2BA $515,000
Westbay Point and Moorings condo 2BR/2BA $460,000
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ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful 3BR/2BA condo with
pool. Pet allowed. $1,400/month. Call Jason, Betsy
Hills Real Estate, (941) 778-2291, or e-mail
Jason @ betsyhills.com.
SEASONAL PERICO BAY Club 2BR/2BA villa,
April, $2,500; Palma Sola Townhouse, available two
weeks in February, $750/week. Call Real Estate
Mart (941) 756-1090.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated, unfur-
nished apartment in Holmes Beach. Available now.
Lots of decks, under-building parking, washer/dryer,
storage. $900/month, first, last, security. Credit
check. Call 730-2606.
GULFFRONT: DUE TO cancellation, 1BR apart-
ment in Bradenton Beach now available. $500/
week. (941) 778-3805.
EL CONQUISTADOR COUNTRY Club: 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai
overlooking clay tennis courts. Two-story elevator
building, garage and storage with bikes. 2005-06 sea-
son, available for six months, $8,000. (941) 778-3926.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED CONDO: Turnkey, west
Bradenton, carport, washer/dryer, some utilities, no
pets. Annually, $850/month; seasonally, $1,650/
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex avail-
able March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping.
Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK.
Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, furnished 1
and 2BR condos. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer.
Block to beach and shopping. From $1,800/month.
AVAILABLE NOW! SUNBOW Bay. 2BR/2BA, $2,500/
month; canalfront 3BR/3BA, $4;000/month; Pepper-
tree Lane, 3BR/3BA, $1,000/week; beachfront, 2BR/
2BA, $1,000/week; beachview duplex, $800'week.
Duncan Real Estate. (941) 779-0304.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Westbay Point & Moorings
2BR/2BA newly decorated, beautiful view of Skyway
Bridge. Access to pool, tennis courts. Dock avail-
able. (941) 778-8499.
VACATION RENTALS: AVAILABLE now through
SApril. Weekly or monthly. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
(941) 778-2307. www.franmaxonrealestate.com.
BEACHFRONT DUPLEX: 2BR/1.5BA in Bradenton
Beach with great view. Washer and dryer, storage
unit, no pets, unfurnished, annual. Nice place! Call
ANNUAL ISLAND RENTALS: 2BR/2BA duplex,
across from beach. Furnished or unfurnished. Great
location. $995/month. Call Mike Carleton, (941) 737-
0915, Smith Realtors.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, two blocks to beach, one block
to bay. Large kitchen, no pets. $755/month plus utili-
ties. Call (941) 922-2473 or 928-3880.
WESTBAY POINT & Moorings: 2BR/2BA with great
view! Dock space, nicely furnished. One-month
minimum. (618) 549-3959 or 303-1025.
NOW BOOKING 2006 winter season: Quiet, clean
Holmes Beach ground-level duplex, two blocks to
beach. Non-smoking. 25 percent discount for six-
month rental and no resort tax! See http://
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Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.
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ANNUAL.RENTAL: Sparkling 2-3BR/2BA canal
home. (717) 392-4048.
GULF DRIVE: STEPS to beach. Large 1BR/2BA,
washer/dryer, kitchen. $.1,995/month, $595/week.
www.gulfdriveapartments.com or (941) 778-1098.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA single-family home
on Northwest Bradenton, $1,200/month; 3BR/2BA
single-family canal home, $1,600/month; 1 BR/1 BA
half duplex, one house to beach, $775/month; 1 BR/
1 BA newly remodeled unit on water, $700/month..
Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
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shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site
DIRECT GULFFRONT FOR Sale by owner,
$1,490,000. Best opportunity in .Holmes Beach
3BR/1BA bungalow, 1,328 sf. Concrete-pier foun-
dation. Zoned. R-4. Total lot size 50x100 feet. 3306.
Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach. Contact Ken Ward,
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moor-
ings hard-to-find ground-floor end unit. 2BR/2BA
condo. Excellent condition. $379,900. Call (941)
ANNA MARIA Ground-floor 2BR/1BA with two-car
garage, 100 feeftt beach Ba/view, large lotl fir-
nished. Concrete block. (941) 778-7703.
EXCHANGE: BRADEN RIVERFRONT. Contempo-.
rary, arll new, 1717 sf home is offered in exchange
for similar waterfront home or condo on the Island.
WATERFRONT -HOMES and' -lots: bay. lot;
$559,000; one'near tip lot, $459,000; three homes
from $349,000, all seawalled, deep water, no
bridges. Also, bayfront tip lot and direct bayfront top-
floor penthouse Ilagship condo. (70) 943-2516 .
LOT IN CITY of ANNA Maria. By pwner. One block
to Gulf beach.52 by 145 sf. $399,000. Brokers pro-
tected. (941): 739-1882.- : .: ; -:: '' '
BAYFRONT CONDO FOR sale: 2BR/2BA.
Golf course, p ol:, beautiful sunsets.' Call
ANNA MARIA, 3BR/2BA pool home. Sailboat wa-
ter, canal, seawall, dock. Broker/owner. $699,000.
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake con-
dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $249,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
LONGBOAT KEY PAINTING & DESIGN, INC.
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owned park. 2BR/1BA, immaculate with many
amenities, fully furnished. Great location. $184,900.
Call owner, (941) 387-1291.
RIVER DISTRICT: 4-6BR/4BA, two fireplaces,
hardwood throughout, views of river, private set-
ting, oaks. $585,000. 223 21st St. W. Open daily by
appointment after 10am. (941) 746-2464.
TO SETTLE ESTATE: 2BR/1 BA home with garage.
106 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 504-
4199 to see. Being sold "as-is" with right to inspect.
HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. North-
west Bradenton, minutes to beach, heated pool,
sauna, hot tub, $324,900; Ellenton, close-in coun-
try living, custom 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, 3/
4-acre wooded lot, $329,900; Longboat Key, En-
glish cottage with unique artist loft, Abbaco archi-
tecture, 15-foot loft ceilings, two-cargarage, hot
tub, $650,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart
FOR SALE BY owner: Runaway Bay condo, 2BR/
2BA; second floor, turnkey furnished, overlooking
pond. New heating and air conditioning 2005,
painted 2005. Many upgrades and amenities. Great
rental. Must see! $399,900. (941) 778-1987.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON Pool home: 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, split/open floor plan. Great location!
Greatschool district. 7309 Second Ave. N.W.,
Woods of Palma Sola. $325p,000. (941) 794-6414.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Private sale, 2BR/2BA Sand-
piper model, overlooking pool and lake. Great com-
munity. Recently painted, updated appliances.
Turnkey furnished. Keith, (941) 792 9265.
FOR SALE BY owner: Tradewinds condo unit #6.
Great-,investment! Nightly rentals. One bed.
$375,000. See online www.tradewinds-resort.com
or call (773) 472-7440.
HALF-DUPLEX IN desirable Seaside Gardens sub-
division, two.blocks from Gulf beaches. 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished. New bathrooms, new interior
and exterior paint. New large deck in backyard.
$299,000. For sale by owner, call (941) 705-0123.
BAYFRONT HOME: one year old, excellent income
producer. 5BR/5BA, elevator, swimming pool, pri-
vate dock, four-car garage. Owner financing,
$1,750,000. (941) 778-5409 or e-mail
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Nicely landscaped,
great condition, 4BR/4BA, privacy fenced backyard
with heated pool. Lots of storage, garages.
$725,000. Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-
0732 or (866) 779-0732.
FOR SALE: One owner, 2BR/2BA elevated home.
317 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $569,000. (941)
HOLMES BEACH: 3BR/2BA home on 90-by-100-
foot lot. Caged pool, deeded boat slip. $449,000.
Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732 or (866)
WEST OF GULF Drive: By owner, 2-3BR/2BA, built
1995, elevated with elevator, furnishings remain,
freshly painted in and out. $699,500. (941) 778-3203.
CONDO: VILLAGE GREEN by owner, 55-plus, non-
evacuation zone, lakefront. 2BR/2BA plus utility room,
den, enclosed patio. 2,600 sf under roof. Furniture
options. Principals only. $250,000. (941) 795-4590.
FREE: SPECTACULAR VIEW every day from your
huge living/dining area, your floor to ceiling plate-
glass windows and 30x12 foot screened deck,
fronting beach. Bay and park just steps away with
Gulf beach in easy walking distance and free trolley
for shopping nearby. 3BR waterfront, unfurnished
annual in north Anna Maria. See for yourself by call-
ing (941) 748-5334 for details.
HOW TO SELL your house without an agent: Free
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FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, rare 3BR/2BA, updated ground-floor condo.
Watch the sunset over Watson Bayou from the
-glass-enclosed lanai. Boat dock, heated pool, hot
tub, tennis courts. $545,000. Shown by appoint-
ment. (941) 779-1510.
CORTEZ VILLA CONDO: Furnished 2BR/2BA, 55-
plus community. $139,900. Call Carolyn, (941) 720-
5353. Castle Realty.lnc..
FOR SALE BY owner: Westbay Point & Moorings,
2BR/2BA condo. Newly updated end unit. Call (941)
LIVE IN PARADISE: 2BR/2BA Island home, tropical
setting, close tobeach. Great location! Over 1,300
sf. 213 58th St., Holmes Beach. $459,900. (941)
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lage. www.pantour.com/bradentonbeach. Won't
last!! $1,295,000. Owner (941) 779-0018. Broker
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RARE COMMERCIAL LOT, perfect location
for doctor or lawyer's office or small retail
center. Zoned PRM $320,000. Call Cindy
Grazar at 778-4800 or 504-6176.
BOATER'S DREAM One of the few units with
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ite counter tops, 10-foot high ceilings, trimmed
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out. Lots of extra storage too. $699,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA. Great rental condo
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Nicely updated kitchen and ceramic tile. Turnkey
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Call Denny Rauschl at 725-3934.
TARA COUNTRY CLUB Extremely well kept
home sitting on a private oversized cul-de-sac
lot on the 10th fairway. Beautifully upgraded
tray ceiling. Corian counters and Merrillat
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tures already available in this home.
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BRIDGEPORT Serene bay views from the
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side unit. Steps to white sandy beach, shop-
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Cindy Grazar, 504-6176.
TRIPLEX Breezy and beachy income produc-
ing triplex across from the beach. Upstairs is
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and massive sun deck. Downstairs are two
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can tile, newer kitchens and baths make this
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has these fabulous seasonal and
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S2BR/2BA Martinique Condo, Gulffront,
heated pool, $3,300.
3BR/2BA Key Royal Canal Home, $3,000.
2BR/2BA Gulf Sands Condo, Gulffront,
heated pool, $3,000.
2BR/2BA Ground-level duplex with heated pool, steps to the beach, $2,800.
2BR/2BA Ground-level house, close to the beach, $2,500.
2BR/2BA Ironwood Condo with pool, tennis, on golf course. $1,900.
2BR/2BA Condo, close to Bradenton Beach, $1,500.
3BR/2BA Condo in Pebble Springs, pool. $950/month plus utilities.
2BR/2BA House in NW Bradenton, large fenced yard.
$1,000/month plus utilities.
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bathrooms, 12 parking spaces. 2,970 square feet.
Call for details 716-983-5648.
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LARGE SHELL POINT CONDO
2-3BR/2BA. Nicely furnished. Spacious pan-
eled din with walk-in closet and mirrored
:wall. Indoor utility room with washer, dryer
and sink. Great location in newer section,
near heated pool. Tennis, putting green, car-
port. Locked private storage room. Central
Holmes Beach location, near library, shop-
ping and restaurants. Call to see. $369,900.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA Turnkey furnished. Gulffront
complex. Open plan, breakfast bar, dining
room, walk-in closets, screened porch,
washer/dryer. Gorgeous beach, heated pool,
tennis. Great rental. $1,050,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1BA each. Very close to beautiful beach.
One-car garage, patio. One unit turnkey fur-
nished. Appliances both sides. Utility with
washer/dryer, residential area, room for pool.
2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA.
Great investment! Watch the sunset as you
collect rent from these charming units. Easy
to see, call for appointment. Just steps to
beautiful beach. $749,000.
KEY WEST-STYLE WITH
3BR/2.5BA plus den/office. Charming
home, large lot, fenced yard. Breakfast bar,
dining room, large master bedroom and bath
with Jacuzzi tub, screened porch, balcony.
Deeded boat slip with private dock. Holmes
From $700 / month
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KEY ROYAL CANAL Renmodeldd 3BR 2BA, tilk
throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, all new appli-
ances, new kitchen and bathrooms. Canal end with
great view to Bimini Bay. Very large lot with room for
ON THE GULF Completely remodeled. Tile floors
throughout. Great views! 2BR/2BA, completely turn-
key furnished. Large pool, covered parking.
BAYFRONT Panoramic view of the bay. Very pri-
vate, lush landscaping. 2 BR/2BA. Hardwood Floors.
Very large master BA with jacuzzi and walk in shower.
Big garage and workshop, screened porch facing the
bay. Dock with 10,000 lb davits.
-ADORABLE Fully furnished 2BR/1BA main house
with mother-in-law quarters. Immaculately kept home
with tile floors throughout. Two separate buildings
connectedwith a screened breezeway. Short walk to
the beach. $425,000.
BAYFRONT CONDO Unique, quiet 8-unit complex
with dock and pool. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished,
fireplace. A must see! $760,000.
BAYFRONT R2 with deep water. 2,444 sf house,
2BR/2BA with large Florida room and guest house.
New air conditioning, new tile floor, fresh paint.
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2BR/1BA, each side turnkey furnished. Large
screened porches and patios'. Lots of possibilities.
GULFFRONT Spectacular views up and down the
beach. Newer home offers 3BR/2BA, four-car ga-
rage, granite countertops, plasma television, fire-
place, hurricane shutters, turnkey furnished and
room for a pool.
100+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.
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Bradenton Beach Club Unit B New!..... $929,000
5608 Gulf Dr. #115 New! $959,000
210 Lakeview Dr............ $899,000
La Casa Costeria..... $1.2 to $2.5 Million
Sandcastle #7 ............... $1,492,000
Sandcastle #8 ............... $1,705,000
Tiffany Place #213 .......... $825,000
Bradenton Beach Club Unit C ......$1,600,000
5400 Gulf Drive #36........ $899,000
5400 Gulf Drive #32........ $560,000
510 68th St.................... $679,000
239 N. 17th St. ............... $795,000
2418 NW 90th St........ $3,599,000
2409 Avenue C New! ....... $475,000
2910 W. 18th St. (Duplex).. $129,000
264 Gladiolus St.............. $635,000
2903 Gulf Dr................. $599,000
411 80th St................ $649,000
119 Beach Ave ............... $789,000
Shell Point #81................ $319,000
7000 Gulf Dr. #207 ......... $679,000
3603 4th Ave. .............. $1,099,000
100 7th St So.(Duplex) .... $750,000
402 Magnolia Ave............ $539,500
4002 6th Ave $699,000
Bradenton Beach Club #207... $775,000
Bradenton Beach Club #33......$599,000
Bradenton Beach Club #36......$629,000
2109 Avenue C............... $499,000
408 Poinsettia Ave ........... $545,000
7002 Holmes Blvd ........... $699,000
801 Fern (Duplex) ......... $699,000
718 Estuary Dr. New!............ $398,000
210 3rd St W #8204 ............ $297,000
210 3rd St W #8402 ......... $348,000
982 Sandpiper $269,900
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Unit has never been rented. Turnkey fur- 2.5BA 1610 SF. 2 balconies, heated pool, el- ceiling, gas range, fireplace for both the living bay views. Near beach. Newer seawall cap,
nished. 2BR/2BA + laundry. Karen Day. evator and fabulous beach. Dave Moynihan. room and bedroom, large loft. Turnkey, war- roof and A/C. Tile floors throughout. Dave
778-2246. #503615. $989,000. 778-2246. #503775. $819,500. ranty. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246. Moynihan. 778-2246. #503490. $535,000.
ISLAND BAYFRONT Enjoy the panoramic
intracoastal view from your balcony or from
your new dock. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished,
perfect island getaway. One block to Gulf
beach. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246.
GULFFRONT CONDO 1BR/1BA directly on
the beach. Totally remodeled, ceramic tile,
crown molding, new central air. No rental re-
strictions. Betty Arnold, 761-3100. #501351.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BA/2BA on Gulf Drive. All
new appliances in kitchen, new A/C and wa-
ter heater. Nice lake view plus Intracoastal.
Don't wait this one will sell. Harold Small.
778-2246. #504543. $399,500.
RUNAWAY BAY/ISLAND CONDO Invest-
ment opportunity. Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA
condo on Anna Maria Island. Weekly rentals
possible. Enjoy beach walks, sunsets and tran-
quillity. Laurie Dellatorre, 778-2246. #504693.
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