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T Anna Maria
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Bradenton Beach native Patrick Cole, 15, caught this 7-foot-plu, ailf'ili liilh fishing with Capt. Sam
Kimball. The sail was caught and released about 20 miles west i! L'giq/l'-'i~, Pqo Cole, a soiph ,noreit' at
Bayshore High School, is a catcher on the junior varsity baseball team.
Tidemark needs new lease for
boat docks from Holmes Beach
By Rick Catlin ,
The Tidemark hotel/condominium/marina devel-
opment in Holmes Beach may be about to emerge from
bankruptcy with debts paid and a fresh infusion of cash,
but it still needs a new lease for the boat docks in the
city's boat basin.
On July .27, 2004, the city commission voted
unanimously to declare the city's lease of the basin
docks to Tidemark Partners LLC in default because the
company was in federal bankruptcy court.
The city had leased the basin to Tidemark when it
approved the company's site plan for a 40-unit hotel/
condominium and accompanying marina in August
2001. Because of its financial difficulties, however,
Tidemark was unable to offer financial assistance to the
city last summer when it spent $106,000 to repair the
basin seawall and sidewalk.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners
at that time that they could declare the lease in default
because of the bankruptcy, then ask for a portion of the
repair cost when the city negotiated a new lease with
the reorganized company.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said Tidemark managing
partner Nick Easterling has not approached the city
about a new lease. That will be up to the city commis-
sion, she noted.
Easterling said the new company, Tidemark-Reli-
ance Property Group, will sit down with the city in the
very near future to talk about a new lease.
"We're just about finished with the court and we're
ready to move forward. There's going to be a lot of
activity on the site very soon, and we plan on talking
to the city about the lease shortly," he said.
Tidemark went into bankruptcy in January 2004,
but two weeks ago submitted a request to Judge Alex
Paskay to be dismissed from bankruptcy. The company
has reorganized with the Reliance Property Group of
Connecticut, which has put in about $5.6 million to
settle Tidemark debts and proceed with construction.
Volume 13, No. 23 April 13, 2005 FREE
By Paul Roat
The Bradenton Beach City Pier "should open
within a few weeks."
That's the word from Vice Mayor Bill Shearon, the
liaison to the popular facility on the east end of Bridge
The pier was closed to the public due to safety
concerns March 10. The pier's restaurant was closed
Sept. 10, 2004, after Hurricane Frances damaged the
roof and prompted the city commission to enact a
clause in the franchise agreement with Karen and Jake
Gallo to terminate the lease on the restaurant.
City commissioners last Thursday agreed to a num-
ber of "fixes" to the pier to at least open it to fishers and
those seeking enjoyment of the vista the pier offers to
Anna Maria Sound and'Sarasota Bay:
SImprovements to the rest rooms to bring them up
to standards required by the U.S. Americans With Dis-
abilities Act. LaPensee Plumbing will do the work on
the rest rooms, except for floor iny .n tile work that
will be done by the city's public works employees.
Estimated cost for the rest room work by LaPensee was
Improvements to the pier itself, primarily the rail-
ing. An inspection report on the pier by West Coast
Inspection Services earlier this year revealed a host of
problems, with a wobbly railing the most pressing for
the pier proper. Building Official Ed Mc Adam said the
railings could be bolstered by a dock contractor at a
cost not to exceed $1,000.
Five requests for qualifications were sent out last
week, with Mayor John Chappie directed to determine
the eventual contractor since his authority allows ex-
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE
Going to the huke lau
From left, Stephanie Purnell, Dalton Hicks, Megan Chambers, Nicole Pierce and Madeline Wilson in Marcia
Brockway's art class at Anna Maria Elementary School paint one of the oars that will be auctioned at the
Parent Teacher Organization's "Spring Fling, Luau for Learning" set for April 23 at St. Bernard Catholic
Church. Islander Photo: Courtesy Elyn Hart
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6*year-old missing in Holmes Beach
A 6-year-old boy vacationing from Minnesota with
his family disappeared shortly afternoon April 8 from the
beach along 68th Street in Holmes Beach when he ran
away from the condominium where his family was stay-
But all's well that ends well. The boy was found walk-
ing alone on the beach about one hour later at Bean Point
by a beachgoer, who thought it strange the youth was by
himself and alerted a police helicopter in the area.
Officers from all Island law enforcement agencies
Fond memories of pope
Perico Island residents Joe
and Gayle Gergorzek met- ---
Pope John Paul II at the
Vatican in 1983following a .
mass performed by the pope in
eight languages. After mass,
the Pope went to greet those
who attended and personally ..-.-
spoke for several minutes with
Joe, who was holding a copy
of Time magazine with the
Pope's picture on it. The man
between the pope and Joe is
the pope's bodyguard.
Courtesy J. Gergorzek ?
responded to the emergency call for the missing youth,
said Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson. In ad-
dition, eight Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies,
along with search dogs and the MCSO helicopter re-
sponded to the call.
The beachgoer who found the youth spotted the he-
licopter and waved to get the officer's attention, said
Stephenson. The helicopter then contacted a nearby unit
from the Bradenton Beach Police Department that re-
sponded to the call and returned the boy to his family.
Pier repairs approved
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
penditures of less than $2,000 for city services. That
decision was expected for later this week.
Approval of O'Brien and Smith Architects to
conduct a revised scope of work for overall pier repairs.
The Bradenton Beach firm had been awarded a contract
with the city to conduct a renovation of the pier's res-
taurant last year, but the project was halted after the
inspection report by West Coast Inspection Services
indicated that the pier's restaurant was in dire straits.
Among the problems were a host of issues: "The
flat-roofed enclosed areas extending out over the
pier to the east are in quite poor condition. The ceil-
ing heights are too low for the intended use. The roof
framing and uplift anchorage is questionable. The
windows and doors need to be replaced. The thermal
performance of the enclosing walls needs to be up-
graded. The floor structure.needs to be repaired and
the floor finishes restored to a sanitary condition.
The 'shacks' long ago constructed on top of the pier
are not suitable to be renovated.into a satisfactory
"Renovation of these spaces would not be cost ef-
fective. The existing enclosed areas are a hindrance to
the proper improvement of the serviceability of the
O'Brien and Smith have offered a five-part scope
of work for pier improvements. The plan includes new
design drawings for the structure east of the entryway
of the pier the only part of the facility deemed sound
by the inspection team as well as review with the
city commission on the plans. There was also a pro-
posal for final architectural drawings based upon city
commission approval, structural engineering review of
the 625-foot-long pier, and schematic drawings for a
proposed harbor master station, including a city-owned
dock due south of the pier.
Cost of the revised scope of work was $17,886.
Draft a request for qualifications for surveyors to
determine the actual city ownership of the pier, adja-
cent clock tower and nearby city-owned dock south of
the pier itself..
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THEISLANDER M APRIL 13, 2005 M PAGE 3
AME school construction on schedule
By David Futch
Islander Correspondent .
A report from W.G. Mills Inc. construction company
indicates a good portion of the new Anna Maria Island
Elementary is on track for completion in October.
About one-fifth of the work had been completed by
the end of February, according to a report to the Mana-
tee County School Board issued by contractor W.G.
Mills of Sarasota.
By April 11, the second-floor of the building had
been poured and workers were completing the con-
Demolition and site work began June 6, 2004,
while construction on the new building didn't begin
until October 2004.
While substantial completion is set for Oct. 28,
Mills states in the report to the board that the company
has a total completion date set for May 8, 2006.
The exterior is scheduled to be completed Aug. 16.
The interior of the first floor is expected to be finished
Sept. 8 and the second floor by Jan. 6, 2006.
So far, there have been no change orders to the
project with a $7.86 million price tag. Change orders
typically involve unforeseen problems associated with
construction and almost always involve an increase in
About $500,000 has been set aside to pay for reno-
vations to the art and music class and the school audi-
Construction is on scheduled at the Anna Maria Elementary School and classrooms
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy,
torium. AME school principal KathN Hayes said she
e\pectr most of that inoney to pay for new air condi,
tioning and heating units for both buildings and to re-
should ope bhv October.
move and block.in windows in the auditorium.
The art class and auditorium are not expected to be
renovated until next year.
Holmes Beach planners want mixed use in comp plan
By Rick Catlin
The Holmes Beach planning commission intends
to include a section on mixed-use zoning in its upcom-
ing draft revision of the city's comprehensive plan.
Planning Commission Chairperson Sue Normand
reminded committee members at their April 5 meeting
to review land development codes that the committee
had drafted a mixed-use ordinance two years ago at the
request of the city commission, but the commission
never put the ordinance on the agenda.
."We passed it on to the commission in 2003 and
asked if they wanted to meet, but it was never put on a
commission agenda," Normand said. Planners at that
time had recommended mixed-use zoning in the city,
similar to the retail-olfice-residential zoniiig in place.
along Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Planning commission members unanimously
agreed with Normand to place a recommendation for
mixed-use zoning in the comprehensive plan draft that
will eventually be forwarded to the city commission for
"The concept," said Normand, is "to increase resi-
dential space in the city, increase the tax base while
keeping overall taxes down, and to encourage redevel-
opment of commercial areas. A downtown Holmes
Beach 'to\\n center' was also envisioned, much like
other Florida communities have achieved with old
Florida charm combined with a feeling of community."
Among LDC changes the commission agreed upon
were to define "hardship" and "practical difficult" in
the variance procedure, and give examples of practical
Commission members agreed that "financial" or
"aesthetics" is neither a hardship or practical difficulty
for a variance.
City planner Bill Brisson, who is writing the drafts
of the LDC and comp plan, noted that "practical diffi-
culty" is more lenient than a "hardship," but needs to
be defined in the city code.
The commission also discussed increasing the city's
current height restriction of 36 feet because of possible
increases by the Florida Department of Environmental
SProtection to the base flood elevation of the first floor (dis-
tance from ground to the first-floor elevation).
Commission member John Monetti said he didn't
want houses to go any higher, but "the time may come
due to circumstances beyond our control where we
need flexibility" in the ordinance.
SThe commission agreed and Brisson said he would
School bus driver is convicted sex offender
April 6 will certainly be a day Daniel C. Allwine
of St. Petersburg won't forget.
Lane closures have been halted until May 1 on
the ongoing work on the Longboat Pass Bridge
linking Bradenton Beach to Longboat Key. Florida
Department of Transportation officials said the
postponement was "in order to keep traffic mov-
ing freely during this busy time of the year. Expect
lane closures to begin again after May 1 to allow
for painting of structural steel components."
The bridge repair project began last spring
and was scheduled to be completed by Spring
2005. However; more damage than anticipated
was discovered and the completion date is now
set for after summer.
For boaters, the drawbridge will be locked
down "Sundays through Saturdays between 7
p.m. and 9 a.m.," according to Longboat Key
officials, "through May 3. From 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., the bridge will open hourly, with one hour
advance notice from mariners."
Allwine, 54, was employed as a school.bus driver
for the Gulf Coast Marine Institute school at 906 17th
St. W. in Palmetto when he was involved in a traffic
accident that day while driving the school bus in the
100 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach.
Although none of the four teenage girls in the bus
at the time were injured, Bradenton Beach police offic-
ers conducted a routine check of Allwine's driver's li-
cense and found he is a convicted sexual offender listed
with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Police contacted Eric Hall, the school's executive
director, as a routine procedure to inform him of
Hall, according to the police report, said Allwine's
records had been expunged and expressed concern that
Allwine's record would be available to the media. Po-
lice told Hall that Allwine's criminal history is a mat-
ter of public record and he is listed on the FDLE Web
site for convicted sexual offenders and predators.
None of the four teenage girls gave an Island ad-
dress to police when interviewed. No charges were
filed in the accident.
According to the FDLE, Allwine is a convicted
sexual offender for unlawful intercourse with a minor
and child molestation along with an unspecified sexual
offense in California. He has been released from super-
vision, the FDLE.said.
include a section on height in the comprehensive plan
that would give the city commission such "flexibility"
in.the event an outside governmental agency changed
the base flood elevation.
He said it would be better to place such a provision
in the comprehensive plan rather than an ordinance
because the ordinance can't go against.the comprehen-
When the coinmission finishes its review of the
draft land de% elopmenc codes, it will tackle the compre-
hensive plan review and future land use element and
When completed, the land development codes, com-
prehensive plan, FLUE and FLUM will head to the city
commission for public hearings and further revisions.
Eventually, all the documents will be forwarded to
the Florida Department of Community Affairs for ap-
proval or corrections.
Anna Maria City
April 13, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee meeting.
April 14, 6:15 p.m., special city commission meeting
on right of way appeal, 506 Magnolia Ave.
April 14, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
April 14, 3 p.m., city commission work session.
Agenda: Employee health care benefit discussion, af-
ter-hour code enforcement discussion and mooring
April 19, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
April 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
April 21, 5 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 18, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
April 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
April 13, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Management
Operations Committee meeting, Fire Station No. 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
April 18, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
PAGE 4 0 APRIL 13, 2005 E THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin
Independent fishermen in Florida, including those
in Cortez and on the Island, have been warned by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
that the FWC is stepping up its efforts to halt illegal
sales and purchases of fish.
Kim Jamerson of the FWC said that Operation No
More Back Door is aimed at keeping Florida's seafood.
-markets "safe and fair."
Operating undercover, FWC officers are working
to halt the "illegal backdoor sales of regulated fish to
ensure that only licensed fishermen are selling prod-
ucts," said Don Holoway, FWC deputy director of law
He said FWC officers may pose as recreational
fishermen and attempt to make a "backdoor". sale to a
restaurant, or switch roles and pretend to be a restau-
rant owner looking to make a seafood purchase from
a recreational fisherman.
Furthermore, said Holoway, FWC officers are per-
forming DNA testing on fish sold in supermarkets, fish
stores and restaurants for accurate labeling of the spe-
Operators who purchase seafood from unlicensed
individuals or who substitute one fish for another on a
menu are violating the law and can be fined or arrested,
Karen Bell of the Bell Fish Co. in Cortez said she's
pleased about the program.
"We've been complaining about illegal sales for
years. It's nice to see something being done," she said.
She noted that restaurants can purchase fish from
a licensed commercial fisherman if the establishment
has a saltwater products license.
In addition, Bell noted that if the fish is caught in
federal waters offshore, the fisherman needs a federal
permit to sell that variety of fish.
"We're.real careful about who we buy from. We
get about two or three calls each month from someone
asking if we want to buy fish and our first question is
'Do you have a state permit or federal reef permit?'"
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New sandbar accrues at Island's north end .
A new sandbar extending out from the northwest shore of Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of Mexico hasformed
during the past few weeks. At low tide it is said to create a wide expanse of sand, allowing beachgoers to walk
out to the sandbar. The channel ct slack tide amounts to a "shooting gallery for the f7isht rman," according to
Ed Chiles, Sandbar restaurant owner. Long-time Anna Maria residents say that over the years sandbars in
this area typically come and go or "go south," as Chiles hopes, which would help aid beach erosion there.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Chiles
Free tickets still available for 'Great Expectations'
There are still a number of tickets available at up at city hall, 5801 Marina-Drive, and at the His-
no charge for the film "Great Expectations," to be torical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
shown twice Monday, April 18, at the Holmes Maria. Showings will be at 4 and 7 p.m.
Beach City Hall. Many scenes in the movie were shot in
The tickets are being provided free by the Anna Cortez. Additional information may be ob-
Maria Island Historical Society. They may be picked trained by calling 778-0492.
SA lot of people are unaware of the laws, she said.
"Even people who come here on vacation and go deep-
sea fishing often think they can sell their catch to us or
a restaurant. They just don't know the law. It's not like
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 13, 2005 0 PAGE 5
City limit sign may be in wrong location
By Rick Catlin
Traveling south on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach,
there's a sign near the Anna Maria Island Club condos
that announces to motorists they're entering Bradenton
Beach. The city limit, however, appears to be a few feet
That's what Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie
told members of the Scenic Highway Committee Cor-
ridor Management Entity at their April 5 meeting.
Chappie also noted that Holmes Beach has been "kind
enough" to plant some trees along Gulf Drive that are
actually in Bradenton Beach and he thanked Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore for her generosity.
Put another way, the Holmes Beach city-limit sign
on Gulf Drive that is directly opposite the Bradenton
Beach city-limit sign may actually be in Bradenton
Whitmore said she didn't know about the.signs
being in the wrong location, but did acknowledge that
the city limits of both cities bisect a condominium
building on the northwest side of the 27th Street and
Gulf Drive intersection.
"I don't know how that happened. It's been that
way for 50 years, as long as anyone can remember,"
CME members wanted to use a $20,000 landscap-
ing grant the city has to construct a new sign at the
northern city limits and add some landscaping to some
concrete poles in the area when Chappie informed them
the sign should be moved to the correct location.
CME member Judy Giovanelli suggested that plant
boxes with flowers be placed around the bare poles as
a "traffic calming and beautification" measure. Florida
Power and Light Co. and the Florida Department of
Transportation must give approval for that type of land-
scaping, she noted, but have given a similar approval
for landscaping in Holmes Beach.
The CME's recommendation now goes to the city
commission for approval.
CME member Bob Herrington of the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization said Ralf
Hesseler of Manatee County Area Transit expects to
announce the award of bids for construction of shelters
for Island trolley passengers at a number of locations
throughout the MCAT system. The shelters will be
built in several phases and MCAT has agreed to place
four of the shelters in Bradenton Beach in the initial
The CME can use its own design for a trolley shel-
ter for the Bradenton Beach locations as long as the
cost does not exceed what MCAT will pay for a shel-
ter. Otherwise, the city has to pay the difference. A
previous estimate of $6,200 for a shelter is four years
old, Herrington noted, and the CME should get an up-
Public Works Director Dottie Poindexter agreed to
see if Wilson.Miller, the city's engineering firm, would
get an updated estimate and prepare the bids and scope
of work for the project at minimal or no charge.
Sandbar vacation plays to packed Anna Maria house
By Rick Catlin
The Sandbar restaurant's request to Anna Maria to
vacate a city alleyway at its location in exchange for
another owned by the Sandbar played before a packed
Anna Maria City Commission meeting April 11, but
commissioners made no decision after nearly three
hours of testimony.
"This was just the first reading" of the vacation
request, said Commission Chairperson John Quam.
The final reading and public hearing, along with the
commission's initial site plan review of proposed
changes to the restaurant, will be May 19 at a. special
'The Sandbar has proposed to swap an alleyway it
owns with a city alleyway along the-restaurant build-
ing that it has used since 1979 when owner Ed Chiles
and his family bought the property.
Chiles needs the city alleyway to build rest rooms
that will comply with a lawsuit filed against his busi-
ness under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
At the same time, Chiles has proposed several modi-
fications to the Sandbar. In exchange for the alleyway,
Chiles has promised to spend about $175,000 improving
the drainage along Spring Avenue and building a paved
walkway from the parking lot to the restaurant that will
also be used by the public to access the beach.
Opponents argue the alleyway swap will only lead
to expansion of the business, or conversion from a res-
taurant to another commercial enterprise.
The planning and zoning board has recommended
approval of the vacation and swap to the commission.
Sponsors sought for key tourney
There are plenty of openings for sponsors and play-
ers in the seventh annual amateur golf tournament of
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.
It will go into action with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
May 20 at the Longboat Key Club's Islandside course.
The Callaway handicap system will be in force.
Players will pay $125 per golfer or $400 for a four-
some, and the fees must be paid with a single payment.
That will include the award banquet that evening.
Sponsorships that are open are title for $1,000,
corporate $500, clubhouse $350, golf cart $200, green/
Complete information may be obtained by calling
A master clerk
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird was recently
accepted into the International Institute of Municipal
Clerks Master Municipal Clerk Academy. The
academy has four levels of education that eventually
lead to a Master Municipal Clerk designation, the
highest designation available. Only about 20 percent
of city clerks nationwide have the master designa-
tion. Baird currently has a Certified Municipal Clerk
designation. Islander Photo:
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We recall some years-back when a certain Cortez
fish house owner was livid over so-called "all-you-can-
eat fresh grouper" on the menu at the Bradenton Beach
city pier restaurant.
No, it wasn't for the gluttony'of the "all-you-can-
eat" offer,, but for the "grouper" that wasn't.
It just wasn't grouper. It certainly wasn't fresh, or
caught locally. But in the spirit of being a good com-
petitor and not to make a fuss, the complainer main-
Or-maybe not? Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish
House and Star Fish Market and Restaurant vowed to
seek better legislation for Floridians who were being
"duped" by menus offering seafood that didn't quite
live up to its name.
Back then artificial crab was sometimes labeled
"krab," but it wasn't required. Some restaurants, even
ones.with "crab" namesakes, served Surimi, which is
produced in Japanese factories with pollack fillets.
Tales of scallops created by "punching" circles out
of stingrays were frequent. Shark was sometimes sub-
stituted for swordfish steak. Permit fins were clipped
to resemble pompano. We even heard ofremoving the
jaws from barracuda to resemble kingfish for unsus-
pecting diners. The resources "way back when" for
"manufacturing" desired menu items of less desirable
resources was, well, creative, to say the least.
Another story from past pages of The Islander told
of a charter captain who returned late from a day of
travails with weary customers who had yet another
early charter planned the next day with a different cap-
tain. All agreed their catch could be cleaned and
claimed next day, but, alas, the fishers were unable to
contact the captain to claim their catch and complained
mightily to the newspaper.
Talk around town, however, was that the large
blacktip shark the fishers coveted from their catch had
been filleted and sold to not one, but two restaurants -
through the back door.
But lo and behold, press releases from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission a few
weeks back, lauded the crackdown on "truth on the
menu" legislation and vowed to protect the Sunshine
State's residents and make seafood markets safe AND
Sometimes the payoff takes awhile, but thanks to
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rant with my guitar on a busy night you would not hear
a note, so let's stop pretending that's an option.
Nobody should have to put up with loud music past
10 p.m., but the noise ordinance should simply be en-
forced. That's what it's for. There are also acceptable
and non-acceptable decibel levels by law for day or
night. If someone breaks the rules, then fine them.
Don't just cancel all music.
I have lived near the Sandbar before and live near
it now and I never had a problem. It would be hard to
hear the faint sound of music over the noise of traffic
on Gulf Drive, so I guess we'd better ban all traffic on
Gulf Drive too.
I am a professional local musician but this noise
rule does not affect me professionally one bit.
When I was younger every single person I knew
lived on the Island, now nobody I know lives here. Like
everyone else, I am also moving out east due to cost,
but I'd like to keep visiting. Pretty soon there will be
no reason to.
Matt Brown, Anna Maria
Do you think it is fair for a new marina owner to
move a boat dock anywhere from 14-19 feet toward a
boat ramp and block a boat lift from being used safely,
prevent boaters who ramp here from being able to back
in again and turn around to have a safe day's boating?
It is also not right to possibly prevent the channel
from being dredged because the dock was moved too
far east. Is it right to have dock and seawall damage
because of boats not being able to turn around like they
could before the dock was moved? Navigation has been
severely hampered here.
Bill O'Shea of the planning department said people
could use the two boat slips here to turn round, and
guess what? There are boats in both of these slips.
This has all happened since Mr. Bob Goetz of the
former Sunny Shores Marina took ownership and
moved the dock.
Robert R. Hoffman, Bradenton
During National Volunteer Week, I would like to
take this time to honor our residents who share theii
time and talents to make a difference at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce and Tourist and Infor-
This year's theme, "Inspire by Example," sets the
Stage to applaud the efforts to the volunteers and to also
encourage others to get involved in helping strengthen
National Volunteer Week is a way of saying "thank
you" to the volunteers who share their wealth of knowl-
edge of Anna Maria Island with the visitors and tour-
ists who come in every day. With an average of 1,600
people a month stopping by the Tourist Information
Center, we would not be able to operate without our
Judy Giovanelli, chamber board of directors
No more music?
I have been an off-and-on resident of the Island
since 1983. I have always enjoyed your newspaper and
try to keep up with the local issues. Lately it seems I
am somehow reading the Longboat Observer because
what I am reading cannot possibly be about my beloved
No more outside music? Who are these people? No-
body I talk to thinks this is a good idea and yet it passed
Can someone please explain the logic and fairness in
allowing the Sandbar and Beach House to have outdoor
music and nobody else? Grandfathered in? That's absurd.
I have no problem with these places, but aren't
these the very places the complaints are about in the
first place? They already have great locations to give
them an edge and now they also have the only outdoor
I have read that others will be allowed non-ampli-
fied acoustic music. Might as well play a taut rubber
band. If I sat in the middle of Oma Pizza and Restau-
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'Bird-a-Thon' finds 58 species on Island, Perico
Fifty-eight species were spotted by members and
friends of the Manatee County Audubon Society in the
annual "Bird-a-Thon" Saturday.
The bird-spotting event in which birders solicit
sponsor donations was on Anna Maria Island and the
surrounding bays. The number compared with 63
sighted in last year's bird checkup, said.the society.
The birders found one they said they never ex-
pected to see, a Wilson's Phalarope. Another semi-rar-
ity was the Scarlet Tanager.
Money raised from the event will go to the
society's bird blind, being built in the Felts Audubon
Preserve, Palmetto. Donations may be mailed to the
society at P.O. Box 14550, Bradenton FL 34280-4550.
Checks should be made out to the Manatee County
Audubon Society with "Felts Preserve" or "bird blind"
on the check's memo line.
Further details may be obtained by calling 518-4431.
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THE BES 13 YEARS
Ten years ago in the April 13, 1995, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
The Florida Legislature has suggested that each
commercial fishermen affected by the state ban on gill
net fishing be compensated a maximum of $20,000
when the ban takes effect July 1.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Carol
Whitmore has drafted an ordinance to place a minimum
stay on rental units in residential areas. The ordinance
comes after the city's planning commission had recom-
mended no restrictions on residential rentals.
The Holmes Beach City Commission will hold
two special meetings this month on ownership of the
T-end canals from 72nd Street to 75th Street. The com-
mission will also discuss construction of a new city
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The quiet veteran
Like many World War II veterans, Holmes Beach
resident Paul Kaemmerlen is reluctant to talk about his
wartime experiences. He saw enough action as a foot
soldier in the 35th Infantry Division in Europe, lost
enough friends and endured enough hardship that it's
difficult to talk about his war experiences.
But he jokingly said he always figured that he
made two mistakes during the war.
The first was in 1942 after he had completed his
first year at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire.
"I went and asked my local draft board in Hudson
(New York) if I was going to be drafted, or should.I go
back to school. That was my first mistake. They didn't
say anything, but a week later, I got my notice," he
Paul was supposed to get 17 weeks of basic train-
ing, but after 13 weeks, he and his comrades were
shipped out. "I guess they needed cannon fodder, but
that's when I made my second mistake."
Because he.knew how to drive a truck, he was
asked if he wanted to stay at camp and be a truck driver.
"I said 'no,' so they sent me off to the infantry. That
was mistake No. 2," he said with a laugh.
He ended up as a rifleman carrying an M-1 rifle
,with the 35th Infantry Division that sailed to France in
May 1944,just in time for D-Day.
"When we landed, we knew the invasion was only.
a few days away because everybody was getting ready.
We figured we were going, but we were held back for
some more training." His division would land on
Omaha Beach on July 6, 1944, one month after D-Day.
That's when he saw the legendary Gen. George
Patton driving a jeep by himself along roads leading
from the beach. Paul didn't know it at the time, but the
35th would be assigned to Patton's 3rd Army in its
drive across France, and Patton was getting his first
look at the green troops that would form one of the
most famous Allied armies of the war.
"I never met Patton, but we had one officer who
Sent to one of his briefings, and he came back and said
Patton was the most foul-mouthed guy he'd ever met,"
remembered Paul with a smile. "He was a character,
and we heard about him all the time."
But before the 35th Division joined Patton, it had
to fight its way out of the Normandy hedgerow coun-
"That was the worst fighting because the Germans
were dug in and you couldn't get through these
Third Army veteran
Paul Kaemmerlen of Holmes Bqach, pictured with
wife Maryanne, has seldom talked about his World
War II experiences, but considers himself very lucky
after all the combat he experienced as part of Gen.
George Patton's 3rd U.S. Army. Islander Photo:
hedgerows. That was real, real tough fighiini."
In late July, however, Patton's army broke out at
St. Lo and began liberating huge chunks of French ter-
ritory as the Germans retreated before the onslaught.
The 35th and Paul were right there.
S"We were moving fast, sometimes 30 to 60 miles
.a day. Other times we'd slow down, but only for a day
Although he saw plenty of action, Paul is still un-
comfortable talking about it. "I lost a lot of good
friends. I was lucky. I never even got seriously
wounded. I had a lot of close calls, but let's not talk
about those. Some things are best left unsaid. I got shot
at and I did some shooting and let's leave it at that."
One lucky break came when he broke his glasses
and his long-distance vision was impaired. He went to
his company commander and said he didn't want to
shoot any of his own men by accident, so the CO as-
signed him to kitchen duty and the mail room.
As a mail clerk, he often had to return mail because
the man had been killed in action or was seriously
wounded. It gave him a new perspective on combat.
"We were all scared when we first started, but we
eventually settled down. After a while, you just became
fatalistic. You figured if you were there long enough,
you'd get it." He had no sympathy for some tough-talk-
ing sergeants in the company who "turned chicken"
their first week in combat.
"We would do anything not to let our buddies
down, and those guys just chickened out right away,"
Paul even figured out that the turnover rate in his
rifle company was 700 percent by the time the war
"So, I was lucky. Maybe that time on kitchen and
mail duty kept-me from 'getting it.' I don't know."
Eventually, Paul's glasses were fixed and he re-
turned to his rifle company, this time assigned to the
By September 1944, the 3rd Army front lines, al-
though just a few miles from the German border, had
become "stationary" as fuel and supplies were diverted
from Patton and other Allied armies for the ill-fated
Market-Garden operation to cross the Rhine River at
Arnhem in Holland.
But in December 1944, the Germans began their
last offensive of the war near Bastogne, Belgium, and
the 35th Division was called to head the relief effort.
It was the Battle of the Bulge.
Paul remembers moving north by truck and on foot
-hundreds of miles in extremely cold weather and snow,
engaging the Germans along the way, until the division
reached Bastogne and relieved the 101st Airborne Di-
vision. Of course, the 101st still claims to this day they
didn't need relief, said Paul with another laugh.
"But remember, the GI in the 35th was in combat
every day until he got killed or seriously wounded,"
noted Paul. The 35th never got sent to the rear area for
reoutfitting and a few months rest like the airborne di-
After Bastogne, the 35th headed east to Germany
in Patton's drive to cross the Rhine River.
"After we got across the Rhine, we began to think
we might make it. The German resistance was defi-
nitely slowing. They were sending out old men and
young kids to fight us, and we didn't like shooting at
these kids. But they didn't mind surrendering to us,
because the Russians were coming the other way."
When the war in Europe ended on May 7, 1944,
Paul and his company were past the Elbe River, sup-
posed to have been- the demarcation line between Al-
lied and Soviet forces.
"We were just 40 miles from Berlin, but we were
under strict orders not to go there because the Russians
were going to liberate the city. We didn't mind that
order at all. We. were one happy bunch."
The happiness turned a bit sour when a lot of men
were sent back to the United States, but those like Paul,
who didn't have enough points for a discharge, were
told the division would train for the invasion of Japan.
"That didn't make us too happy, but one day in
early August, we heard about the atomic bomb that had
been dropped on Japan. We figured that would end the
war and you've never seen a happier bunch of guys
celebrate when Japan surrendered."
Paul was eventually discharged from the Army and
returned to Dartmouth, graduating in 1949. He met his
future wife, Maryanne, on a blind date that year, They
now have three children and three grandchildren.
After graduation, Paul went into the hotel and res-
taurant management business in New England, even-
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Island cleanup, picnic Saturday; golf later
The Great American Cleanup hits the Anna Maria
Island area this weekend, along with a picnic and en-
tertainment. Next weekend, Earth Day and golf.
Saturday, April 16, will see hundreds of civic-
minded people picking up trash along streets, roadsides
and, in our area, mostly from the Gulf beaches and bay
shores. It is open to anyone without prior registration,
just show up at 9 a.m. at the site serving the area you
After the cleanup, a "multicultural picnic" will be
hosted from noon to 3 p.m. by the cleanup sponsor,
Keep Manatee Beautiful, at Palmetto's Sutton Park,
10th Avenue West and Seventh Street West. The Sha-
man Band will provide entertainment.
The following Friday, April 22, will be Earth Day
around the country and Keep Manatee Beautiful will
celebrate it with a golf tournament at River Club Golf
Course, 6600 River Club Road. Bradenton. The shot-
gun start will be at 1 p.m. with many prizes at stake,
including a Hyndai Tiberon from Buchanan Jenkins,
An awards dinner will be at the Anna Maria Oyster
Bar's new Par Four the Course at the River Club.
Also cleaning up their areas Saturday will be vol-
unteers in Palmetto, Rye Wilderness Park in Parrish,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
tually becoming owner of several successful ski lodges
Paul's parents had retired to Longboat Key and he
and his family were frequent visitors. He retired first to
Bradenton in 1981, then he and Mary Ann moved to
Holmes Beach in 1986 to be on the water and play ten-
"Obviously, I was very lucky. I was one of the few
original guys left in the company when the war ended.
It's always been tough to talk about the war, even now.
'There are a lot of things we don't need to talk about,
especially all the guys who didn't come back. They are
"But I'm proud of my service. I don't regret any of
it. I was just one of the lucky ones who came home."
Just another member of The Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any al-
lied country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland, Norway,
France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
pines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear
from you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.
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Cleanup volunteers are sought Saturday to pick up trash on the Island and elsewhere.
Emerson Point Conservation Park in Bradenton, and
Cleaner-uppers for Anna Maria Island and Cortez
are to gather at 9 a.m. at:
Beach House Restaurant parking lot, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Kingfish Boat Ramp alongside Manatee Avenue at
the Holmes Beach end of the bridge.
Palma Sola Causeway at pa. ilions on the north
side of the road.
In Cortez, at the FISH Preserve across Cortez Road
from the entrance to Sunny Shores.
This will be the 20th annual cleanup in the United
States, designed to rally volunteers to eliminate litter,
graffiti and blight from public places. Last year, 2.3
million volunteers collected 150 million pounds of lit-
ter nationwide, while 1,328 Manatee County volunteers
picked up 273,323 pounds of trash.
Additional details may be obtained at 795-8272.
Manatee County is suffering a shortage of O-
negative and A-negative blood, and a call is going
out for donors.
Even given the best of circumstances, it-will
take a week to recover from the shortage, said a
spokesperson for the Manatee Community Donor
"Blood usage by local patients has continued
high, making worse an already critically low supply,"
said Tim Malone, technical director. "Hospital orders
are being shorted to maintain emergency supplies as
blood is being imported from other regions.
"As of now we have a one-day supply of O-
negative and have no A-negative on the shelves.
The availability of blood for importation is limited
in Florida. We have imported more than 450 units
of red blood cells in a week for local patients."
Healthy people age 17 or older who weigh at
least 110 pounds can be donors. The nearest do-
nor centers are Blake Medical Center, 2020 59th
St. W., and the main donor center at 216 Manatee
There will be a blood drive on Anna Maria
Island June 11 and 12. A donor may provide blood
every 56 days, which gives enough time for
people to donate now and in the Island drive.
Full information may be obtained by calling
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Up to Chiles challenge
Donors pledging $10.000 or more on the "challenge" of Ed Chiles to the capital building campaign of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center at the Center's Affaire to Remember included, left to right, Carol
Barnett of Publix and Islanders Rhea Chiles, Fran Boyd and David Teitelbaum. Chiles took over the event's
former "cash call" and raised $368,600 in cash and pledges payable over the next 10 years for the building
fund. Islander Photos: Nancy Ambrose
Three diamonds, cheers'
Affaire to Remember "Diamond sponsors" Jo Ann
and Charles Lester with Center executive director
Affaire raises $72
Led by Ed Chiles and Trudy Moon, the 2005
Affaire to Remember brought $726,600 to the coffers
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Chiles led the "cash call" that raised $368,000 in
cash and pledges payable over the next decade for the
capital campaign fund, which will go into the new
building for the Center.
Moon chaired the Affaire again this year, and Cen-
ter executive director Pierrette Kelly credited her "hard
work, passion, commitment and enthusiasm" with the
success of the major fundraiser for the Center.
Moon also contributed a chuckle over her contri-
Auctioneer Bobby Smith and the Center's Scot Dell
congratulate yellow lab "Puppy Love" for its choice
of a new owner, Stewart Moon Jr. Actually,
Stewart's parents, Trudy and Stewart Sr., donated
the puppy, then couldn't part with it and won the
bidding at $2,000.
A "loud" and colorful
vest has made the
rounds in the community
among high bidders
several years running at
the Center's Affaire to
this year's winner,
Carol Barnett, center,
with past winners, left to
right, Bob Johnson, Ed
;2Edwards, Stewart Moon
Sr. and John Home.
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bution to the live auction she bought the puppy for
$500 and donated it to the live auction, only to be over-
come with affection for the pup and make the winning
bid of $2,000 for it.
The silent and live auctions raised $188,000 for
the Center operating fund and an anonymous donor
added $170,000 for a partial match to the live auc-
The raffled diamond went to a woman identified by
the Center only as "Ms. Gunn," and Kendra Presswood
won the 42-inch plasma flat-panel television set do-
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Island-garden tour success,
$4,900 for orchestra
The tour of outstanding Island gardens \\as such a
success for the Anna Mfaria Island Communit% Chorus
and Orchestra thaf sponsors are already planning a re-
peat next ,ear.
Monica Fleisch of the tour committee said the
e ent raised $4.900 for the musical aggregation, ith
260 appreciate% e ,isitors meandering through the five
gardens that homeowners opened to the public.
"A special very appreciated addition \\as the mu-
sic played bN nimember ot the orchestra at lihe Siam
Gardens." said Karen Locki\ ood, \\ ho chaired the com-
Boating skills, seamanship
program on schedule
Coast Guard Au\iliai\ Flotilla 81 %ill offer its
course in boating skills and seamanship staring Nla\
3 at the auxiliary's building in G.T. Bra\ Paik. 5si01
33rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton.
The course \\ ill be for four weeks e\er\ Tuesda\
and Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. The program is
free. but there is a $35 charge for textbooks. To regis--
ter and receive further information, call 753-4-83 or
Family caregivers to meet
at Island Branch Library
The Famil) Caregiver Support Group'sponsored
by Meals on Wheels Plus will meet at 1 p.m. Friday,
April 16. at the. Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
It is open to anyone caring for an older friend or
fail5 member x% ith chronic health or nlemor prob-
lems. Detai ,,are available at 747-4655.
Woman's Club honoring past
presidents at luncheon
The Womnan's Club of Ann a hlMaia Island \% ill honor
all past president at a poluick luncheon meeting at noon
\\ednesda\ Na\ 4. at the 'Aninal nar Island Cominmutni\
Center. 407 NM.lnolia .-\e.. Anna NMaria.
An education scholar-hip \ ill be presented to a
locaIl high school ,enior during the luncheon. Members
-care to bring a i-\ eied dish and table service. Details are
available at 778-6083.
Pastorius featured artist
at Longboat church
Dee Pastorius is the featured artist this month in the
gallery of Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, emphasizing watercol-
ors and children.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m to I pm. Nlonda\ -
Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Sunda Details are available
It's all about looking good
Fashions elegant apparel to golf attire were
modeled by members of St. Bernard's Guild of the
Council of Catholic Women, including Jean Stanley
complete with golf club, for the enjoyment of the club
members and guests at a sell-out fashion luncheon
held in the church auditorium. Islander Photo:
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 13, 2005 0 PA(.E 11
Jesica'O L. Trumble andi EIuge e "Eirgi'e" \Ao. L ha i'
.i. ailtudc dl their engagement and ittiifiir'ion for a
iiddin on Lo.igboatKey, where til arlt in bast-
nit s. lDaiueit i of the John A. Tirm,,iits if Wisconsin
Dells. 'Vt-.. lht is a professional photographer. The
prospLctici' bridegroom is son of Airelia Nock and
the late Eugene S. Nock of Sarasota. He is a helicop-
ter pilot. They have an entertainment company and a
real estate business on Longboat Key.
Second Celebrate Longboat Key
auction, party Saturday
Last year's affair was such a crowd-pleaser that the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is repeating the
Celebrate Longboat Key auction gala Saiurday, April
16. the chamber said.
It \ ill be from 6 to 10 p.m at the Longboat Key
Club Harbourside dining room. $100 per person in-
cluding hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and dinner.:Music
will be by Big Z and the SophisiiKatz Dress is "smart
A silent auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will
start the e enin g. followed by a lie auction and danc-
ing. The prizes in the.li e auction include a kitchen
inaii.co er b\ Kitchcns Direct and a week in the Chil-
eanll ine country.
Reser'. ations'm a\ be made and detailed informa-
tion received by calling 383-2466.
Nominations for 'Shining Star'
award due on Longboat
The deadline is Friday, April 15, for nominations
for the "Shining Star" award by the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, the chamber has announced.
The award is given annually to an outstanding
employee of a chamber member in the hospitality busi-
ness. Any chamber member, employee, manager or
ct usi-omer lma \ nominate prospective \ iinners. Nomina-
tiorn mia.\ be turned in at the chamber oilices. 6(54
Gul f oflMeico Drive.
The winner will be honored at special luncheon
Sat the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort May 12
inotilng National Tourism Week. Additional information
may be obtained by calling 383-2466.
Islander's film to be shown
at UNIFEM festival
The first 16-mm film produced by a Manatee Com-
munity College class, with two Islanders as co-produc-
ers, will be shown Friday, April 15, as a feature of the
UNIFEM Fesl\mal in Sarasota.
The film, "Cut," was produced by Debra Hussong
and Michael Stahr as an experimental narrative about
a young woman obsessed with her long black hair. It
will be shown at 4:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Players' the-
ater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail.
UNIFEM is the United Nations Fund for Women,
and its mission is to help women in the third world. The
subtitle of the festival is "Through Women's Eyes."
Additional details may be obtained by calling 284-
Longboat 'nooner' Wednesday
A "nooner" for exchanging business cards and
networking is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
April 20, at the Sleepy Lagoon Grill, 6814 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
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Rotary shelterbox display at Anna Maria Elementary
The public is invited.to join Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School students in supporting the International
Rotary Club's shelter box program next week'when the
Anna Maria Island Rotary Club will display the con-
tents of a shelter box, including a 10-person tent, on the
lawn at the school.
Students have been participating in several
fundraising events for the Rotary Club's Asian tsunami
relief efforts. AME fifth-graders in Anne Kinnan's class
recently contributed $200 earned at a class car wash to the
club's community shelter box challenge that netted
$38,000. The results provided more than 65 shelter boxes.
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, April 18
Breakfast: Waffle Stix, Churro, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Breakfast on a Stick, French Toast Sticks
with Sausage Patty, Potato Triangles, Apple Slices,
Pineapple and Mandarin Oranges
Tuesday, April 19
Breakfast: Breakfast Hot Pocket, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni, Pizza Sticks with Marinara,
Carrot and Celery Sticks, Steamed Green Beans,
Happy Birthday Cupcake.
Wednesday, April 20
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Super Donut,
Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Patty on Bun, Hamburger
Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli,
Veggies with Dip, Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Thursday, April 21
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal,
Lunch: Tacos with Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese
Cup, Turkey Fritter on Bun, Steamed White Rice,
Steamed Vegetable Blend, Mandarin Oranges
Friday, April 22
'Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pan-style Pizza, Barbecue Rib on Bun,
Steamed Corn, Lettuce and Tomato Salad, Mixed
Juice and milk are served with. every meal.
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cial ceremony that will also serve as the final celebra-
Thomas Aposporos and Matt Liebert, both students
at Manatee High School on the staff of the school
newspaper, The Macohi, spent part of their spring
break "shadowing" news staff members at The
Islander. Aposporos also took photos at the beach
and wrote cittlines and saw his effort.published in
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until after the Parent-Teacher Organization dinner and
fourth-grade play on the evening of April 19.
Students will be selling lemonade on both April 18
and 19 to raise additional funds for Rotary Club
projects and for Small Change, a nonprofit organization
that provides rehydration packets to international com-
munities experiencing severe starvation.
For more information, contact AME guidance
counselor Cindi Harrison at 708-5525.
". The Anna Maria Island Elementary School's Luau
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The 300 tickets set aside for the dinner and auction
at St. Bernard Catholic Church are nearly sold out.
Students at the school are finishing up art pieces to
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Also to be auctioned are gift baskets filled with
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For entertainment there will be bona fide hula and
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from Mr. Bones BBQ, pulled-pork courtesy of Big
John's Texas Barbecue, kahuna cookies from Jane E's
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Anna Maria City
April 6, suspicious. A man seen hiding behind a
chair on a porch fled after a neighbor walked over to
find out who he was since the owners were out of town.
April 10, traffic offenses. A man was arrested for
driving with a suspended license, no vehicle registra-
tion and for having a tag on his vehicle that belonged
to someone else.
April 10, theft. A French tourist left a bicycle un-
chained and -unlocked at the end of Poinsettia and
someone stole it.
April 1, driving while license suspended. A man
trying to enter Coquina Park by driving over a dirt
mound was arrested after police ran a check on his tag
and discovered the man was driving with a suspended
April 1, resisting arrest without violence. A man
was arrested for resisting arrest after refusing to give
police information about himself and then walking
away from police while they were questioning him.
April 2, burglary. Police are investigating a burglary
at the Gulf Drive Cafe which netted the thief $1,000. The
thief smashed the rear window of the business and while
inside used a fire extinguisher to break glass located near
the front of the business, whidh contained a metal cash
register box in small denominations and change. The
owner, Wendy Kokolis, said her employees were the only
ones who knew where the cash box was located. After the
glass case was smashed, a computer fell to the'floor and
was damaged. Kokolis said with the cash taken and items
that were broken, the loss amounts to $5,000.
April 2, drugs. A Palmetto man was arrested and
charged with possession of marijuana after police no-
ticed him and a passenger in his car in Coquina Park at
1:30 a.m. The park closes at 10 p.m. Police arrested
Johnny Boyd of-Palmetto after finding marijuana inside
a napkin in Boyd's pocket.
April 6, information. During a traffic investigation,
police discovered that a bus driver for Gulf Coast Ma-
rine Institute; Daniel Allwine, was involved in the ac-
cident and is a registered sexual offender with the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement. At the time
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Allwine's criminal records had been expunged.
S April 4, theft. A Delaware woman's purse was sto-
len after she left it on a towel and went for a walk with
April 4, driving while license suspended. A
Holmes Beach man was arrested and cited for know-
ingly driving on a suspended license.
April 5, possession of drug paraphernalia. A
Holmes Beach woman was arrested during a routine
traffic stop and charged with possession of a stem used
to smoke crack cocaine. Police stopped a driver be-
cause one of his tail lights was out. The officer asked
to search the car and the driver agreed. The passenger,
Both Guglietti, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for pos-
session of the crack stem after police said they saw her
drop a pack of cigarettes, which then opened, reveal-
ing the drug paraphernalia.
April 6, burglary/theft. Credit cards and $200 were
stolen from a van. The thief broke into the vehicle
through a window left partially open.
April 6, residential burglary. A couple lost credit
cards and cash to someone who walked into their un-
April 6, drugs. Police arrested a man for possession
of drugs and paraphernalia after going to the man's
apartment to serve an arrest warrant on another man.
Tyler Maloy of Holmes Beach was arrested after po-
lice went to the apartment and one officer who went to
the rear of the apartment saw Maloy with a syringe in
his hand and mixing a white powder into a bottle cap.
April 7, theft. A man and woman ordered $19.15
worth of foodat Shells and left without paying. The
waiter recognized the man as someone he went to
school with at Bayshbre. High.
April 7, burglary of a vehicle. A woman lost cash,
two money orders and a payroll check at a Longboat
Key service station when she went in to pay for gas and
someone took everything from her glove box.
April 9, theft. A woman had her wallet stolen at the
April 9, obstruction. A man was arrested for giv-
ing police false identification.
April 10, burglary. Someone pried open a soda
machine at Cedar Cove Resort and took $10.
Charles 'Chuck' Kennedy
Charles "Chuck" Kennedy, 68, of Ellenton
and formerly Bradenton Beach, died April 13.
Mr. Kennedy moved to Florida in 1968. He
served in the U.S. Marines. He was a supervisor
and teacher at Tropicana, and owned many
lounges in Manatee County and a trailer park on
the Manatee River.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 13, at Westside Funeral
Home; 204 Seventh St. W., Palmetto. A recep-
tion will follow the services at Rocky Bluff
Trailer Park, 5709 18th St. E., Ellenton.
He is survived by daughters Susan and
Laura; son Joseph of Holmes Beach; and six
Mildred 'Milly" Leonard
Mildred "Milly" Leonard, 70, of Sarasota and
formerly Anna Maria Island, died April 8.
Born in Milton, Ind., Mrs. Leonard was a
graduate of the Methodist Hospital of Indianapo-
lis-College of Nursing. She was an active member
of Parkway Christian Church, Sarasota.
Visitation was April 11 and services April 12.
Kicliter FuneralHome was in charge of arrange-
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ter Lori Kline of Anna Maria; sons John and Bob,
both of Palmetto, and Ron of Bisbee, Ariz.; sister
Marjory Lester of Richmond, Ind.; and four
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Wednesday. April 13
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City -
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
11:30 a.m. The Falcon-Aires perform for the
Anna Maria Island Players Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary
at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St. W.,
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 to 3 p.m. Stepping-stone craft class with Glen
LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies..
Thursday, April 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP tax assistance at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.
7p.m. Sarasota Shell Club meeting and sea
shell presentation at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908. -
7:30 p.m. Sierra Club presents animal photog-
rapher Larry Allen at Sudakoff Center, University of
South Florida, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 755-4368. :
Saturday, April 16
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis club presents "Tips on Safe
Sailing" with Holmes Beach Marine Patrol Officer Vern
McGowan at Cafe on the Beach, 2200 Gulf Drive S.,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Boat Smart" class at the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St.
N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
9 a.m. Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss at
the Spring Avenue beach access, Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-4977. Donations accepted.
9 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American
Cleanup check-in centers at the FISH Preserve house
on Cortez Road, Beach House Restaurant parking lot
in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria City Hall in Anna
Maria, Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach and the
Palma Sola Causeway pavilions. Information: 795-
6:45 p.m. Sidewalk Astronomy with the Deep
Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum north
parking lot, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
Monday, April 18
Noon- Anna Maria Island Democratic Club pre-
sents "Budget and Trade Deficils: An Economic Per-
fect Storm" with the former deputy assistant secretary
of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Stanley Katz, at
the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 761-4098.
4 and 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical So-
ciety Film Festival presentation of "Great Expectations"
at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-0492 or 778-1514. Free tick-
7 p.m. Sierra Club conservation meeting at
United Bank on Manatee Avenue and 26th Street,
Bradenton. Information: 752-3200.
Tuesday, April 19
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.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7:30 p.m. Opening night of Powel Crosley The-
atre Company's Shakespeare on the Bay featuring
"Much Ado About Nothing" at the Powel Crosley Mu-
seum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information:
722-3244. Fee applies.,
9 a.m. Horseshoe games.at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Noon- Anna Maria Island Garden Club lunch at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.
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.
AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April
15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
Manatee Players presents "Quilters" at the First
United Methodist Church, 603 11th St..W., Bradenton,
through April 17..Information: 747-4406. Fee applies.
-* "Amedeus" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old
Main St., Bradenton, through April 24. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.
Powel Crosley Theatre Company's Shakespeare
on the Bay featuring "Much Ado About Nothing" at the
Powel Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, to April 29. Information:-722-3244. Fee applies.
Art by Dee Pastorius at the Gallery of All'Angels
by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-8161.
Youth art-classes forages 5 to 12 at. the Anna
Maria Island Art League,. 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through: May 3. Information: 778-2099. Fee
"Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through
May 8. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.
Audubon Society potluck dinner at First Presby-
terian Church April 21.
Smooth Jazz on St. Armands Circle April 22.
Keep Manatee Beautiful Earth Day golf tourna-
ment at River Club Golf Course April 22.
Sierra Club Earth Day camp-out at Myakka State
Park April 22-23.
Earth Day Celebration at Felts Audubon Preserve
America's Bbating Course at the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Palmetto, April 23 & 30.
"Sip & Shop" at St. Armands Circle April 24.
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Holmes Beach couple travels to India to end polio
By David Futch
Win and Patti Bishop would rather spend their
vacation in the slums and villages of India helping dis-
tribute polio drops to children than cruising the Baha-
mas aboard a ship.
The Bishops, members of the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club, did just that recently when they and 23
other Rotarians from the United States and Canada
went to Bareilly, India, where polio is making a come-
For 20 cents, every child they came across received
two drops of polio vaccination. The treating of thou-
sands of children by the Bishops and others is helping
Rotary keep its promise to eradicate polio worldwide
by year's end.
So far, Rotary has inoculated nearly 1 billion chil-
dren around the world, primarily in India.
UNICEF, Rotarians and Indians all worked to-
gether on this effort and gave drops to 1.3 million chil-
dren throughout India.
"We went to the slums and we go every 90 days to
the same place and redistribute the drops," Win Bishop
said. "The problem in India is there are no birth certifi-
cates and millions of children are born every year."
For the most part, it's like swimming against the
current trying to get to every child. Despite that, Patti
Bishop said it's a good swim.
"It was a wonderful experience," Patti Bishop said.
"It makes you realize how lucky we are to live in the
United States and how much the rest of the world needs
our help. My participation in this project has changed
my heart and life forever.
"I'd much rather go on a humanitarian effort like
this than stay in a luxury hotel. We walked for hours
to reach every child in Bareilly. We wore leis of flow-
ers given to us by villagers so the people knew we were
there to help."
The Bishops said the most incredible experience of
the trip was going to the Jodphur Limb Camp in
Moradabad. It was also the most heartbreaking.
One man carried his legless brother into the camp
and by the end of the day, the brother walked out on his
own. Another little girl did the same, holding a hand of
one of the Rotarians who walked her out of camp.
What makes the limb camp work is because of a
selfless Indian man who invented the artificial limbs
used at the camp and didn't patent his invention. That
way no one gets royalties off his prostheses and they
cost $35 apiece, making it affordable to those who can
pay, and cheap for donors to buy to help people who
lost limbs to polio.
The limb camp serves 150 people a day who re-
ceive custom-made limbs capable of allowing them to
walk, run, jump and ride'a bicycle, Win Bishop said.
Polio is spread through bad sanitary conditions. In
many cases, the villages and slums of India have no
running water and human waste sits in the streets wait-
ing for the next rain to wash it away.
Patti Bishop told a story about going into a Mus-
lim home and at first being turned away because radi-
cal Muslims had been spreading rumors that the Ameri-
cans were giving the drops to children to sterilize them.
"After meeting me and seeing I was sincere," Patti
said, "I guess he believed me that we were there to
According to Win, what has Rotarians frustrated in
their efforts to wipe out polio are the continuing con-
flicts, primarily in Africa.
"There are five countries where we can't get in
because of war," he said. "We do this at our own ex-
pense. It's 10 cents a drop and we give them two drops.
In the cities, people were passing and tossing children
over their heads to Patti so their children could get the
Anyone interested in helping can contact Island
Rotary by attending its weekly meetings at noon Tues-
day at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
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The landscaper's advantage
Island resident Bill O'Connor is now.managing
Landscaper's Advantage at 8704 Cortez Rd. W.
offering lawn supplies for Island and west
Bradenton homeowners and landscapers. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Twenty-year Island resident Bill O'Connor, now
living in Cortez, has taken his talents to the landscap-
ing business, and that's a definite "advantage" for Is-
land homeowners and landscapers in need of supplies
Bill is now managing Landscaper's Advantage at
8704 Cortez Road W., and the company will hold its
grand opening from April 18-23 with a 20-percent dis-
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count on all tools in stock.
"Our major goal is to provide convenience to
homeowners and landscapers on'the Island and in west
Bradenton," said Bill.
At Landscaper's Advantage, customers can drive
their truck right into the storage yard to pick up mulch,
shell, rip- rap, sand, rock or fill dirt. That's a lot more
convenient than driving into Bradenton to Home De-
pot, parking your truck, getting a load onto a cart, go-
ing back to your truck and loading up.
"We're definitely offering convenience. Here, you
drive in and we load you up right in the I, rd. and we're
a lot closer than the major stores," said Bill. And, he
added, prices are competitive, \. ith mnny items at or
below the chain-store price.
In addition to supplies, Laindcjper's Advantage
stocks a full line of tools, including loppers, pruners,
saws, rakes and shovels. Brands include Corona, Wolf-,
Garten and Little Giant ladders.
During the grand opening, Bill will be giving away
a fee pair of pruners to everyone who shows up with a
Bill is well known to Island residents as he and
twin brother George have hosted an annual O'Connor
Bowling Challenge for charity for the past 15 years.
Store hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
For more information on Landscaper's Advantage,
call Bill at 792-9099.
Shades of boats
-Marty Tupin of Cortez Welding at 12111 Cortez
Road W. in Cortez is now building custom boat lift
shades that are completely hand-crafted in a unique
design for the client.
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Cortez Welding at 12111 Corte Road W. in Cortez is
now building custom boat shades for boats that promise.
to look great and keep your boat out of the sun.
This is a new concept in boat shades, Marty said.
These shades are custom built for the client and not
only protect your boat from the sun, but "save you time
as there is no need to cover and uncover your boat, just
enjoy more time on the water," he noted.
In addition, the shades are hand crafted and come
in a wide variety of colors and styles.
These are ideal for the boat owner who has a dock
and lift. No more hassling with putting that boat cover
on and off, said Marty. The company can even install
a boat cover system on dry land.
Marty's custom boat shades are portable, and can
be stored when necessary.
To reach Marty, call 798-3589 or 727-8867.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
Not a rough diamond
As a young girl growing up in Ohio, Amy Gordon
was fascinated by the Gulf of Mexico when her fam-
ily came for a vacation, and always wanted to live near
the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Now, after relocating from Ohio a few years ago
with husband Greg and her children, Amy gets to work
on the Island, too. 'She's just joined the staff of Dia-
mond Shores Realty at 1501 Gulf Drive N. in
With an extensive background as a private busi-
nesswoman, as a logistics administrator and in sales,
Amy understands the needs and challenges of her cli-
"I want to help others make their dreams come true
and share with them a mutual love of our Island para-
dise," said Amy.
To reach Amy, call 779-1811.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. at 3224 E. Bay Drive
in Holmes Beach has named Lisa Varano as its top list-
ing agent for March at the Holmes Beach office. The
top listing team was Celesete Simms and Dick Rowse,
while Tina Rudek was the top listing agent at the
company's Longboat Key office at 6350 Gulf of
The top selling agent for Wedebrock in Holmes
Beach was Gail Tutewiler, while Tina Rudek took the
same honors on Longboat Key. The top selling team
was Cindy and Gary LaFlamme at the Longboat Key
Wagner Realty at 2217 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton
Beach has announced that Dave Moynihan was the top
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The brother and sister act ofRobert Hill and Anne Hill-
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Cortez Rd. W. in the Pinebrook Commons Plaza. The
two are familiar with the Island and Islanders, having
spent a number of years working at the Gulf Drive
Cafe. The newly refurbished Gallery Cafe will offer
breakfast and lunch and mom and dad have promised
to help out. For more ifluii;i ii ,n call 761-1746.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
agent for the Island office for March, while Karen
Ankerstar took the same title at the company's
Longboat Key location at 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Moynihan was also the sales leader for the Island of-
fice, while Jack McCormick won the honor on Longboat
Key. Closed volume leaders for March were Becky Smith
and Elif Starrett at the Island office, and Helen Bradshaw
and Vera Freeman at the Longboat Key location.
New to the chamber
New Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
members met .fr breakfast April 6 at the Sun House
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. From left, front row,
are Mark Ibasfalean of Sunshine Dock and Seawall;
Heidi Rickert ofActue Care Team, the event sponsor;
and K.D. of Four Seasons Nail and Skin Care. In the
back row, from left, are Jeniffer Peet and Sue Bailey of
Bailey Printing, Bill Sanders of UBS Financial Services-
and Dennis Clark of Four Seasons Nail and Skin Care.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Real estate transactions
Up-to-date Island.real estatetransactions as com-
piled by Jesse Brisson for The Islander are available
online at www.islander.org.
Got a new business going up in Anna Maria Island,
Cortez or Longboat Key? How about a new product or
service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an award-win-
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Excellent fishing now, both inshore and out
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing remains excellent both for inshore and off-
In the backwater, look for some big, hungry snook,
trout and redfish, with an occasional flounder thrown
For offshore anglers, the kingfish run is starting to
heat up. There are also good reports of mackerel off the
beaches, as well as cobia, grouper and snapper.
Capt Thon Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he caught snook, redfish and trout last week,
as well as some flounder up to 18 inches in Sarasota
Bay. Bait-of-choice for Capt. Thom is whitebait and
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing is at its finest right now, with reports of good-size
snook, lots of trout and redfish coming from the back-
water. Out in the Gulf of Mexico, look for that kingfish
run, as well as mackerel, cobia, snapper and grouper.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
were catching lots of pompano, redfish, mackerel and
a few sheepshead.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
one angler caught a barracuda from the pier last week.
Other action includes sheepshead, mackerel and some
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's seeing lots and lots of trout coming to the dock,
plus redfish. Billie Mclnnis was able to reel in a 34-
inch snook from Terra Ceia Bay for the crab house's
catch of the week.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catching
lots of good-size snook, redfish, trout, mackerel and a
At the Perico Island Bait and Tackle, fishing is
excellent with lots of big trout and redfish coming in
from the bays, as well as cobia and mackerel from just
off the beaches of the Island.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's also getting
into lots of big snook, plus Spanish mackerel along the
beaches and a few cobia.
Capt. Ray Markham with the Flat Back II said
that "building toward and following the new moon, the
bite was steady with frequent flurries of action on
snook, trout, redfish, flounder, bluefish and a few Span-
ish mackerel. We are approaching prime time for
Spring fishing as water temperatures rise. Large bait
schools are moving into the lower Tampa Bay area and
south into Terra Ceia and Sarasota bays. Along with
those schools, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish
follow. Cobia and tarpon show as well, but few have
been sighted. Glass minnows are around by the ton, and
trout and snook are feeding on them voraciously. Com-
ing down the backside of the new moon, we'll see some
major dropping tides late in the afternoons. Snook fish-
ing should be very good, and fly anglers should have
a shot at some quality sight-fishing opportunities. Bot-
tomed out tides should produce excellent results for
reds and trout."
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, the word is sheeps-
head, as well as mackerel and redfish coming out of
Terra Ceia Bay as well as a few reports of big snook.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he put his clients on a good kingfish
run last week. "The kingfish have been up to 4-1/2
feet long," he said. "Our clients have also been
catching lots of blacktip sharks that have been up to
7 feet long. We have also been catching mangrove
snapper to 7 pounds and lots of gag grouper and red
grouper. We have been fishing in 35 to 100 feet of
water using a variety of live baits, frozen Spanish
sardines and shrimp as bait.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's put his
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kingfish caught while fishing offshore with Capt. Larry McGuire last week on Show Me The Fish Charters.
charters onto snook, trout, redfish, flounder and some
very big yellowtail jacks. He took Doug Shopa from
Battle Creek, Mich., out last week and he caught a 42-
inch snook using 10-pound gear talk about a fight!
On my boat Magic, we caught snook to 32 inches
and redfish to 27 inches. One of our trout, caught by
Shirley Popham of Terra Ceia, was 28 inches long and
tipped the scale at 7 pounds. We've also been catching
flounder to 17 inches and snapper.to 16 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
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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
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Register now for 'Conference To Die For'
Registration is requested for a Ma\ 19-21 mystery
n writer's conference in Sarasota: Many of Florida's fa-
\orite mister\ authors: will gather to discssi their
\ works, meet readers and fans of Florida mysteries, and
,ign books. The e\enm will be ar Holiday Inn- Aiport"
and M3irina and is presented by the Sarasota Cointy
Film Commission and Circle Books.
Authors scheduled to appear include Wa\ neBaiomlnb
("Blood Tide," "All Are Naked"), James 0. Bom I "Walk-
ing Money," "Shock Wave"), Don Bruns t"-B:irbidos
Heart," "Jamaica Blue"), Tom Corcoran (Alex Rutledge
mysteries), Tim Dorsey ("Torpedo Juice," "Stingray
Shuffle"), Leslie Glass (April Woo novels), Jonathon
King ("The Blue Edge of Midnight," "A Killing Night"),
Peter King (Gourmet Detective and culinary mysteries),
Jeff Lindsay ("Darkly Dreaming Dexter," "Deeply De-
voted Dexter"), Joanne Meyer ("Fortune Cookie," "Heav-
enly Detour"), Barbara Parker ("Suspicion of Rage,"
"Suspicion of Innocence"), Les Standiford ("Raw Deal."
"Bone Key"), James Swain (Ton\ Valentine no\ els i. and
Diane Vogt (Judge Wilhemina Carson series ).
There will also be speakers on forensic and DNA
Cal Branch, noted John D. MacDoniald expert. will
discuss the influence of iacDonald on the m \stery
genre and today's authors.
Anyone interested may register by calling the
Sarasota County Film Commission at 941-955-0991.
Conference registration is $99 and includes all panels
and discussions, two continental breakfasts, a boxed
lunch Friday and an opening night reception.
As part of the conference, the Mystery Writers of
America Florida Chapter will hold a luncheon meeting
on Saturday immediately following the conference.
SCall today and I'll see you in May.
'Dead of night' highlights.
one of Florida's worst problems
Florida mystery-author Randy Wayne White gen-
erally hits the highs and lows of the state's environmen-
tal issues in his novels. In his newest book, "Dead of
Night." White brings to the forefront the dangers posed
by importation of non-native plant and animals into
the state and country.
SExotic species generally don't have any natural
predators, and therefore breed or expand unchecked.
I won't spoil White's story, but I will give you an
excerpt to whet your interest.
S"Four or five thousand exotic plant species have al-
read\ established tiemselkes in the United Sties,. along
with a couple of thousand exotic animals, all reproducing.
Annually, these ex\otic cost us nullions a \ear. because jt e
must assume the aggressive role of artificial predator.
"Devastating examples of fecund-select exotics,
came to mind:
"The gypsy moth \ as brought to the Uniied States
from France b. an entomologist who hoped to cross
them \ith indigenous moths and create better silk. A
few g. psy moths escaped multiplied, multiplied again.
They were soon an unchecked cloud that defoliated
entire forests throughout New England.
"In the 1950s, government biologists turned calam-
ity into cataclysm when they began spraying DDT to
kill the moths. It took much too long for officials to
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bird populations. Several species were poisoned to the
brink of extinction eagles, brown pelicans and
osprey among them.
"Dragonflies, which prey voraciously on mosqui-
toes, were among the earliest of DDT's casualties, so
mosquitoes bred out of control which required spray-
ing heavier concentrations of the chemical.
"DDT is a potent carcinogenic, readily absorbed
through the cell walls of pasture grasses, ripening veg-
etables and herbaceous fish. It also seeped into our water
-systems. A generation of children grew up drinking DDT-
laced milk and water and eating DDT-contaminated food.
Unknown thousands of that generation are still suffering
the effects. All because of an exotic moth.
"In Florida and neighboring states, there are too
many examples of noxious exotics that breed, travel
and destroy, unhampered by natural checks: The Cu-
ban tree frog, the walking catfish, several species of
tropical fish and, recently, the Indo-Pacific species of
lionfish dangerous because its spines are lethal
"Brazilian fire ants are some of the most vicious little
bastards on Earth, and among the most ecologically de-
structive. The ant, named for its fiery, bite, entered via ship
through Mobile, Ala., in the 1930s the beginning of a
long, slow nightmare. Fire ants sprout wings during their.
breeding cycle, can travel miles during mating flights, and
hatch copious numbers of eggs.
"The ant was soon killing local populations of na-
tive insects, whole-colonies of ground-nesting birds,
and infant mammals, as they ate their way into neigh-
horing states. Ironically .nd sadly I've yet to hear
of an environmental group that has aimed its financial
or political guns at this biological cancer. Annually, fire
ants destroy more indigenous species than the most
heartless of developers."
Deep-sea fish farming feud looms
Watery battle lines are being drawn over a proposal
to open fish farming in the open oceans.
Proponents hope to raise fish in huge nets affixed to
derelict oil productions platforms in federal waters around
the country, including oil rigs in the eastern Gulf of
Me\ico b' Lousiana. Misisippi or Texas. Currently. the
ocean fish fanning is limited to state %waters and nma be
conducted thanks to proposed state permits.
Advocates of the "mariculture" program said the
farming would offset an estimated $7 billion deficit in
the nation's trade \\ ith other nations for fish. Similar
farming has been tried and is successful in Korea, Tai-
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wan and China.
The oil rigs make a perfect anchor for the fish
farms: It's a solid base to tie the nets onto, there is.
plenty of room to store fish food, lots of winches and
other heavy equipment to aid in the harvest, and even
quarters for workers to live in as they till the seas.
Opponents paint a more grim picture of oceango-
ing feedlots filled with pollutants. The fish food would
be concentrated in small areas, providing a pollution
"pulse" to the oceans. There is also the problem of
genetically problematic fish escaping the nets and ad-
versely interacting with the wild population.
Pollution and genetic concerns were the basis for
Florida officials to reject a proposal last year by some
Pinellas County entrepreneurs to create a fish farm off-
shore of Anna Maria Island. The group had hoped to
anchor nets to the bottom and, using scuba divers, feed
the fish until they were big enough to harvest. It would
have been the first such fish farm in U.S. deep waters
-.the proposal called for the mariculture facility to be
in about 45-foot depths.
Speaking of endangered species, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be updat-
ing- the state's imperiled species listing process later
this week. The group said if the proposed updates are
approved "Florida will have the most effective, sci-
ence-based, recovery-oriented process in the world."
Part of the program involves bringing in guidelines
,established by the International Union for the Conser-
vation of Nature, a globally recognized process.
The proposed updates will further strengthen the
process by involving a biological review panel
throughout the evaluation process and requiring an
additional peer review of that panel's assessment.
Winners in the April 9 horseshoe games were Adin
Shank of Bradenton and Carol Watson of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were Bill Starrett of Anna Maria City
and Karl Thomas of Bradenton.
Winners in the April 6 games were Mike Duff of
Holmes Beach and Bruce Munio of Bradenton. Run-
ners-up wereTom Skoloda of Anna Maria City and Jim
Spencer of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Anno Moarih 2slVna39ies
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Apr 13 2:20 2.3 10:34 -0.1
Apr 14 3:02 2.2 11:42 0.0
Apr 15 3:56 2.1
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Puck drops on first Anna Maria Islanders roller hockey
By Kevin Cassidy
The puck dropped and the action commenced in
the first-ever games of the Anna Maria Islanders Roller
Hockey League at-the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. The end-to-end action got started Saturday,
April 9, when Home True Value Hardware, Play It
Again Sports and the Anna Maria Sun teams laced 'em
up for a couple of games.
Though the experience and talent levels vary
greatly from player to player, there was no shortage, of
fun for players, parents and fans that took part in the
The Sun captured a pair of games to seize the early
Lead in the standings for the league, which will run until.
the end of May. The Sun took on Play It Again Sports
in its second game of the afternoon and came away
with an exciting 7-6 victory.
Early on it appeared as if the Sun would skate away
with an easy victory after Giorgio Gomez skated in
alone to beat Play It Again keeper Rasheed Waliagha
for a 1-0 lead. Minutes later, Wally Stern finished off
a beautiful drop pass from brother Trey Stern to give
the Sun a 2-0 lead.
Play It Again Sports' Broderick West halved the
Sun lead when he scored from the right slot two min-
utes later, but Wally Stern answered when he stole the
puck and banked it off the wall to elude one defender
before beating Waliagha near post for a 3-1 Sun lead.
The Sun extended its lead when Wally Stern car-
ried the ball behind the Play It Again Sports goal and
attempted wrap-around goal, but Waliagha playing
his first game in goal made the save. Unfortunately
he couldn't hold onto the ball and Trey Ster poked the
loose ball past him and into the goal for a 4-1 lead.
Play It Again Sports' Patrick Anderson then took
things into his own hands when he won the face-off and
split the defense before beating Sun goalie Max Miller
top shelf to cut their deficit to 4-2.
Trey Stem restored the Sun's three-goal advantage
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Wally Stern got loose on a one-on-one with
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puck aid skated up the right side where he beat Sun
goalie Miller with a wrist shot to pull to within 6-4.
Shafei and West almost teamed up to pull Play It
Again Sports to within a goal when Shafer found West
in the crease, but Miller made the save for the Sun in
goal to keep their two-goal lead. Play It Again Sports
pulled to within one goal when Anderson stole the ball,
skated up the middle and juked Miller to make it 6-5
with time running out.
The Sun responded with a strong offensive push,
but Jonah Castor broke up the three-on-one breakaway
to temporarily deny the Sun. Darren Phillips hustled
into the corner and stole the puck back and beat
Waliagha near post to give the Sun a 7-5 lead as time
West answered with a goal immediately following
the face off to pull to within 7-6, but the final whistle
blew with the Sun hanging on for its second one-goal
victory of the day.
Sun 3, True Value 2
Wally Stern scored a pair of goals and Trey Ster
added one as the Sun defeated Home True Value Hard-
ware 3-2 in the first youth roller hockey game at the
True Value was led by t\ o goals from Zachary
Facheris in the loss.
Tie game punctuates return
to Little League action
Duncan Real Estate and Morgan Stanley battled to
a five-inning, 6-6 tie on Friday, April 9, following the
spring break, thanks to a league-mandated time limit
that prevented starting another inning.
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for-3 performance that included an RBI single in the
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first and one run scored. Teammate Jordan Sebas tiano
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Kyle Crum and Jake Rappe each added a single to the
Duncan offensive attack. while e Rappe pitched a com-
Matt Bauer had an RBI double and one run.
scored and Blake Rivers came through with an RBI
triple and one run scored to lead the Morgan Stanley
offense in the tie: Martine Miller added a.single for
Morgan Stanley, which also received runs from
K.atie Hunt and Zach Even. .
;Duncan 9. \MNIFD 3
Southpai\ Glenn Bom er pitched a complete game
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Trent Marshall went 2-for-3 including an RBI
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WMFD 11, Morgan Stanley 7
Nine-year-old Elijah Toussaint pitched an effective
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The fourth annual Alan James Memorial Tennis
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pants. Following the day on the courts, players
convened at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria,
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Jordan, pictured, who are moving to South Carolina.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Neville Clarke
Anna Maria Island
Little League schedule
AAA League (ages 9-12)
April 13 6:30 p.m.. Morgan Stanley vs. WMFD
April 15 7 p.m. Duncan vs. Morgan Stanley
April 18 6:30 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs. Duncan
AA League (ages 8-10)
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April 14 7 p.m. I
April 19 5:30 p.m.
April 19 7 p.m.
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
April 15 5:30 p.m.
April 16 9 a.m.
April 16 10 a.m.
Cannons vs. Morgan Stanley
Bark Realty vs. Betsy Hills
Morgan Stanley vs. Betsy Hills
Bark Realty vS.'Cannons
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(941) 744-1770 anytime.
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ence the Island on your computer desktop. Avail-
able at The Islander, or purchase online or order by
mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac.
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 more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Courtesy of the.Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Free at
The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
.." "_ ~
OF ANNA MARIA
The best news on Anna Maria
Island is now online:
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)
BUSINESS FOR SALE: Wonderful Island gift and art
consignment boutique. Please call (941) 779-2624.
LOST: RED/BROWN Dachshund, female, 16 Ibs.
Very friendly, answers to Molly. Wearing no collar.
Implanted microchip for identification. $50 reward!
(941) 778-0767 or 448-9611.
LOST PRESCRIPTION GLASSES: Burgundy
color, lost on beach between 10th and 24th street,
Bradenton Beach. Please call (941) 778-5136.
LOST: BLACK Tag Heuer prescription sunglasses. Lost
Cortez Beach March 29. (419) 351-5523. Reward!
LOST BRACELET BELT, copper and Mexican silver,
four masks, butterflies. Great sentimental value. Lost
March 16 in Holmes Beach Four Seasons Spa and
DaGiorgio restaurant area. Call (941) 778-1577.
I believe that Real Estate is a business that
requires clear communication. If you appreciate
someone who believes-in talking straight, give
me a call today. Find out why I am one of the
area's leading Real Estate professionals:
S- A Paradise Realty
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Toll Free: 800-237-2252
S ol Anna Maria Inc.
rather Absten, P.A. \ 1 t7244
A professional REALTOR representing
buyers and sellers with
Honesty, Integrity, Results!
INVESTORS/DEVELOPERS! PRIME LOCATIONS!
R-2 lot 89x100 feet, located in the 200 block, one lot back from Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach. Build two villas/condos with views of the Gulf or reno-
vate existing duplex. Separate addresses! Won't last long! $749,000.
4. iiBRING YOUR BOAT SHOES AND
300 feet from the beach! Completely renovated
~.i home with heated pool surrounded by lush,
S':i tropical landscaping. Beautiful flooring, natu-
ral stone and red Oak. Tastefully turnkey fur-
nished. Perfect beach house! Separately deeded
deep water boat dock included! $829,000.
Representing Buyers and Sellers
Specializing in 1031 Real
Anmex Realtv Services LLC
72-i Holl\ Road, Anna Mlaria FL -14216
Offtic Phone ')-1411 -i 1 2(I
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SDelightful duplex in a great location. 2BR Renovated duplex with extra large lot
each side, screened-in lanai, new land- plus 6BR/4BA. Each side has private en-
scaping and a fresh new look. Just one trance and patio areas. 4BR unit has large
and a half blocks from the beach! Great kitchen for the chef! Live in one side and
investment property or seasonal home rent the other. Lot size over 13,700 sf,
with rental potential. $649,00 $625,000. zoned R-2. $749,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO: Spectacular renovation complete! Move right into this beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA condo with wonderful Gulf views. Must see! Offered at $ 829,000.
THE ISLANDER M APRIL 13, 2005 0 PAGE 25
A C L A S S, I;, I E D S
KID FR*IRECotiuedHEP ANTE
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.
1999 CHEVROLET TRACKER: Two-door convert-
ible, seats four, V-4, five-speed, new tires and bat-
tery. Cold air, CD player. Looks great, runs great!
Only 52,700 miles. Terrific Island car! $4,495 or
best offer. (941) 752-3817.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great!
$1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.
1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box,
key switch, propeller. Less than 100 hours on re-
build. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.
2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6
inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, very meticu-
lously clean, tons of fun! Call (941) 778-6234, or
firstname.lastname@example.org. $12,900 or best offer.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. (941) 723-1107.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.
NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and
get connected to two wonderful sitters! Tiffany and
Trish. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0964.
BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.
The Ilibisces ., r.jr ti., n,.'.
p1 rliengpr A I I R.- ,I rll I t I' r
; rModel Open D al. Sling a l SS 5 000
Tina Rudek (941)920-0303
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, 13-year-old
mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at (941)
779-9783 or 779-9803.
EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER with CPR license,
14 years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-
13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your
home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call
Jessica Lord, (941) 747-2495.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great
with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia or Kari, (941)
761-1569 or 730-5889. Both Red Cross certified.
SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local
teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island
residence. Call Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.
SREAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast-paced, high
traffic 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 Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941)
BIG LEAGUE HAIRCUTS: 74th Street and Cortez
Road, needs full/part-time stylists/barbers. $9/hour
and/or 45 percent commission. (941) 798-3854 or
apply in person.
LOOKING FOR RELIABLE driver, one to two days/
week for several hours for an older woman. Please
call (941) 526-7500 for details.
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.fr.. .- says it all!
It's what you really
want isn't it?
Gets Great Results!
E-mail: Jr,'n JJ-r,4Ri alEE i ie ,om
HOUSEKEEPER EMPLOYMENT: Island luxury
hotel. Experience required. Transportation re-
quired. Weekends required. 15-20 hours/week.
Good starting pay with raises. Call (941) 778-1237.
PART-TIME WEEKEND delivery driver needed.
Must be dependable and able to follow directions.
Valid driver's license required. (941) 778-3441.
HOUSEKEEPERS: Full/part-time for Longboat Key
resort. Saturday work and reliable transportation
required. Excellent benefits for full time. Call (941)
383-2428 for appointment.
BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full-
or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and
dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
KITCHEN HELP apply in person to Chef Damon,
Wednesday through Saturday at Ooh La La!, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
RETIRED NURSE/CAREGIVER available. No lift-
ing. References. Reasonable. (941) 746-9246.
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
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free ad-
vice. (941) 545-7508.
FISHING for a good deal? Look in The Islander!
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John van Zandt,
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A C ASSIFIED
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 to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small
businesses. We do all states and electronic filing.
Call Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
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.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Crit-
ter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our spe-
cialty! Live trapped and relocated. State licensed
by FWC (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emer-
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.
No closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
S502 72nd Street
.c ..." Holmes Beach
FREE HOUSESITTING: Retired Christian couple
seeks furnished house near beach. Available any-
time. References. (770) 832-7319.
SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling
and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island
resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427
home. E-mail: email@example.com.
HOUSE AND CONDO care. I will watch and fix
things while you are gone. Anna Maria/Longboat
Key. Call or fax Wern. (941) 779-1040.
TOM'S WINDOWS: Get.your plywood hurricane
panels now! Cut, primed, installed, with easy-mount
fasteners. $78/sheet complete. (941) 730-1399.
AUNTIE M's HOLMES Beach Coin Laqndromat offers
professional dry cleaning and wash/fold, Monday
through Friday. Call for hours, (941) 778-6772. Self-
service 24/7. Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home
management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance.
CORTEZ WELDING CO. 1211 Cortez Road. Alumi-
num welding, $45/hour. By appointment only. (941)
737-8667 or 798-3589. Free estimates.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom por-
traits, weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
ONE BLOCK FROM
S Well-loved and maintained
S, older 2BR/1BA home just one
B block from the Manatee River.
Room for a pool. IB506680.
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com
PROPERTIES IN ANNA MARIA!
BUY ONE OR BOTH!
n Ef W.AS....
Sweeping Gulf views from this
3BR/2BA home with a brand
new pool. Perfect family beach
house on desirable north end.
Just steps to the beach.
Offered at $1,295,000.
Call Green Real Estate today!
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OF ANNA MJ
9906 Gulf Drive
Ken Jackson, 778-6986
Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
LaRae Regis, 779-1858
302 North Shore Dr 3+BR/3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA
1BR/1BA apartment. Five-car garage, duplex with five-car garage. Private
one short block to beach, direct beach open decks, large picture windows,
access, peeks of Gulf. Move-in condition, great views of lake. Asking
Seawall and dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! $750,000. MLS 502297.
Asking $850,000. MLS 502321.
Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156 or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS
SERVING THE AREA: SINCE 1970 M/$
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-
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.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
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 resident,
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.
JW. fp"'- REALTOR.
29Years of Professional Service
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation -.Results
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, dock, tennis, pool, low maintenance. $199,900.
EXCEPTIONAL DUPLEX 2,368 sf of living area with elevator lift. Owner's
side 2BR/2BA, fireplace, great-room, 40x10-foot and 48x6-foot porches.
Large garage and bonus room. Tenant side has 2BR/2BA with screened,
porch and extra storage. New owner can sell units separately. $784,500.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some with boy view. One 2BR, three 1 BR,
room for pool. Great investment. $849,000. OWNER FINANCING.
TOWNHOUSE VILLA 3BR/3BA with two screened balconies and open
balconies on greenbelt adjacent to bay. Spotless, tastefully decorated.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 PALM New Luxury Villas
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
"We ARE the Island!"
Gulffront plus 2BR/
." ;-i 1BA furnished beach
/ house on Anna
'' Maria's north end.
SOpen plan, beamed
Ceiling, wood burning
fireplace and a bright cheerful kitchen with
breakfast nook. Great Gulf views from all living
areas and bedrooms. Deck offers tranquil spot
for waterfront dining and evening sunsets.
Perfect tropical island getaway. $1,500,000.
A SINCE 1957 I
Aiia Mana Realty
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 13, 2005 U PAGE 27
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.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups,
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape
maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms
trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call
(941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
rigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441..
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.
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)
DO YOU NEED tree work done on your property?
We can help! Call Lew, (941) 755-5559. Serving the
Island seven years.
PReyutation ~ sources ~ Results
Countrywide Home Loans is close by and ready
to help you get the home of your dreams.
5 Local experts with the power to say "YES" to
your home loan.
[ Up-front approval* at the time of application.
SAs little as no-to-low down payment options
available to make qualifying easier.
S Loan amounts to $6 million.
I Construction financing available.
Home Loan Consultant
.. '. 401 Manatee Ave. W. Holmes Beach
EQUAL HOUSING LENDER 2003 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. TRADE/SERVICE MARKS ARE THE
PROPERTY OF COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND/OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES. ADD APPROPRIATE
STATE, LEGAL. UP-FRONT APPROVAL SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY PROPERTY REVIEW AND NO CHANGE IN
FINANCIAL CONDITION. SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL STATES. PRICES AND GUIDELINES
ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. RESTRICTIONS APPLY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning; wallpaper. Island
.references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house p~an designs. State li-
censed 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
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
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, 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, cabi-
nets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941)
More ads = more readers = better results! The Islander.
SARASOTA BAYVIEW! SUPER LOCATION
D.,r.lex or single family home
I*.: j3ted on Sarasota Bay with
:*g... eous open water views of
S......... n..groves, Intracoastal and
SbaH., Home consists of 4BR/
S. ~ 4BA, newer kitchen and master
'- :,.rh- with jacuzzi tub and two
i ,.ai docks with vacant lot on
baiy Offered at $959,900.
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
Super opportunity to own Island business! Offered at:
$199,500 & Inventory.
l RE/MAX Excellence : "*,'
(941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com
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.
MASON: 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 resto-
.ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call.Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.
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.
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 (941) 795-1947.
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.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years
experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.
PAINTING AND HOME repair: Local references,
free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your sat- -
isfaction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.
Items sell fast, fast, fast with ads in The Islander.
Diamonid hr IsR IaIlt.III
.4 AMY GORDAN
S* Dedicated to service
Expertise in renovation
t and rehabilitation
Island, waterfront and
area lifestyle specialist.
S. Contact Amy at
S (941) 779-1811 for all of
8 your REAL ESTATE needs!
The JEWEL of Gulf Coast Real Estate
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BRADENTON BEACH. Wh.rn.,:al bvfront
paradise lustc ,on bloc Irom G ul t r[:,in d, jil
thru out. t',o:i docl, nevw seavall. Indorncsin
courtyard. p,..,l ..,lh .. er-ill cp 1 'JeC- .u* rterS
circular Mr.. .. d5360-d, re '.ader .v r .'.I firrr, olice
hide-awa' !4"R t o5C:i556' Offered at $2,590,000
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townhorn. ...rh j,i -. b:jr :1.p .prr ,j:..r-.
custom frn,.he;. BKl BA [r.:.p.:i poo: l Cl e [o
bay, beachl::. r .1 r, jrd I-,o .ppr- C..:. ple .r. r 1-
months. .-P t7"':l'73 Offered at $816,000
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CONDO FOR RENT: Available May through Novem-
ber. Boat dock. Turnkey furnished. Flamingo Cay.
References required. $950/month. (941) 792-8852.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA charming
ground-level duplex. Waterfront arid Skyway bridge
view. Dock, boat slip, hurricane shutters. Unfur-
nished, nonsmoking inside. 226 S. Harbor #A.
-$1,100/month. (941) 778-1319.
PENTHOUSE OVERLOOKING PALMA Sola Bay.
Beautifully furnished 3BR/3BA split-level condo
with amenities. Annual, $2,000/month or seasonal.
See www.VRBO.com/55700. Call (941) 358-7560.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEW 3BR/2BA, executive
home directly across from the beach. French doors,
master suite with separate entrance, deck, garage
and additional parking. Six month or.annual lease.
$1,900/month. (352) 375-7342 or (941) 720-2276.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
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) 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.
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. Man-
aged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
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:
NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from
beach. Furnished. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal
$2,200/month. (941) 725-1074.
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.
WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/1BA,
$500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/
week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest
Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach
Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin
Curl at Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA,
1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools,
Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-
mail captko462 @ aol.com.:
BEACHFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, pool, Jacuzzi
and tennis. Available winter 2006, also summer
and fall this year. (941) 794-8877.
UNFURNISHED RENTAL: DUPLEX, 3BR/2BA,
washer/dryer hook-up, close to beach, no pets.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.
ARTIST STUDIO: May-November 2005. $75/month,
lavatory in studio, air-conditioned, use of kitchenette/
bath. Call before April 26. (941) 778-1577.
GULFFRONT CONDO 3BR/2BA, tennis, heated
pool and Jacuzzi. Available 2006 winter season.
Newly decorated, well equipped. (941) 794-8877.
3BR/2BA HOME, Bradenton Beach: Private court-
yard, heated pool, pets OK. Short or long term.
$1,500/month. (941) 720-2915.
WE ARE BOOKING-rentals for 2006. Wide variety
of.condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual
rental 2405 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month;
Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, villa, pool, tennis,
$1,200/month; townhouse with garage, $1,500/
month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 150.yards from
Gulf in prime Holmes Beach location. 2BR/2BA in
lovely single-family home with private caged/
heated pool. No pets, nonsmoking. $3,500/month.
Call (941) 779-0680.
THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria.
Elegant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two
houses from beach on quiet street. Available May
2005-2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW 2BR house. Avenue
F off 31st Street. Annual lease. Nonsmoking, no
pets. Ideal for one or two people. $900/month, plus
utilities. Owner, (800) 894-1950.
ANNUAL ISLAND Duplex: 2BR/1BA, nice yard and
patio, convenient location. No pets. $850/month.
Call Mike Carleton, (941) 737-0915 or 778-0777.
APRIL AND SUMMER vacation rentals: 2BR/2BA
Palma Sola Bay townhouse with boat slip and pool,
$650/week, $1,950/month; Perico Bay Club villa,
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, $1,950/month; Longboat
Village home, 2BR/1BA, $1,500/month. Real Es-
tate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
VACATION RENTAL:- Holmes Beach. Great for
large groups, reunions, receptions, etc. Sleeps 18-
20. (941) 232-4585. www.gulfcoastrentals.com
ANNUAL RENTAL: MODERN 2BR/2BA plus den,
deluxe freestanding villa, private heated pool, two-
car garage. Palm Court in El Conquistador. $1,300/
month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. Spectacular
waterview from huge living/dining area, floor-to-ceil-
ing plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot
screened deck, fronting beach-bay and park steps
away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance.
Free trolley for shopping nearby. 3BR waterfront in
Anna Maria. (941) 748-5334.
More Island rentals in The Islander than any other newspaper!
Available from Commercial Nws Providers"
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ISLAND RaAS IIE S
STEPS TO BEACH, Large 1BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, kitchen, telephone, cable, courtyard. No
pool. $1,695/month, $495/week.
www.gulfdriveapartments.com or (941) 778-1098.
CORTEZ ROAD CONDOS: Canal access to Gulf
with dock. 1-2BR, furnished. Book now for next
year. For more information, (863) 687-4052 or 686-
ANNUAL RENTALS: VILLAGE Green, 3BR/2BA
home, $1,300/month; Pine Bay Forest, 2BR/2BA
condo, $1,200/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA,
bayfront condo, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA Sarasota
bay-view condo, $2,900/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA facing
Sarasota Bay. 100 yards to Gulf of Mexico, dock for
fishing, short walk to beach and park. Beautifully
and newly remodeled. Rent short or long-term.
SEASONAL RENTALS: Weekly and monthly.
Available now through 2006. Duncan Real Estate,
ANNUAL RENTAL only $1,300/month. 216 Peri-
winkle Plaza, Anna-Maria. Large 3BR/2BA with
garage. Large fenced backyard on canal with boat
dock. Call Michelle, (941) 778-7033.
BRADENTON BEACH lovely 1BR apartment, turn-
key furnished, one block to beach and bay. Six-month
lease. $900/month plus $300 security, includes all
utilities. Bring your toothbrush. (941) 778-4451.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA villa in Holmes
Beach with dock and bay view. No children.
$1,000/month, water included. (941.) 778-2100 or
WATCH THE Roseate spoonbills from magnificent
waterfront ground-floor condo. 2BR/2BA, 55-plus, no
pets. Available January, February and March. $2,700/
month. Call, we have more. (941) 795-0413.
BAYOU CONDOMINIUM: ANNA Maria, beautiful
waterfront 2BR. Turnkey furnished with boat dock.
Six-month lease. $1,200/month plus $500/security,
includes all utilities. Just bring toothbrush. (941)
1BR APARTMENT close to beach with water
views. Sleeps four. $500/week or $1,850/month.
Nonsmoking. Quiet area, Holmes Beach. (941)
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875..Web site
WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA. 6601 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488. Priced to sell.
ARTIST LOFT HOME: Unique 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, Longboat Key home with some water view.
Updated with artist loft addition. Features 15-foot
Abbacco ceiling design. Lots of French doors, fire-
place, wet bar, wine cooler and hot tub under the
stars. Enjoy yourself, buy this one! $649,900. Call
Fred Flis for information and showing. Real Estate
Mart, (941) 756-1090.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION: 2BR/2BA
great Gulf view and beautiful beach. Great rental
property or build your dream home with goverri-
ment grant moneys to assist. $725,000. 2916 Av-
enue E, Holmes Beach. Call Andy Woods at Sig-
nature Realty, (813) 299-9017.
AFFORDABLE BOATING CONDO: 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse, updated. Heated pool, boat slip.
$279,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON River Ridge: Tastefully
decorated Florida-style home with custom features,
including stainless appliances and granite counters
with marble fireplace.. Flooring is tile, wood and car-
pet. Pool and spa electronically controlled to heat with
either gas or electric. Full security system is active.
Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees. Partially fur-
nished with occupancy negotiable. $664,900. (941)
794-0216. No brokers, please.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, each
level with parking underneath. Views of Gulf and
bay from large covered balconies. This property
has great investment potential. Top floor has wood
cathedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak
flooring. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA. For sale by
owner. (813) 285-1801. Principals only.
WATERVIEW: PINES Trailer Park #70. Large
deck, 1BR/1BA, upgraded. 55-plus. Bradenton
Beach. $40,000. (941) 778-4820 or 778-0346.
PEBBLE SPRINGS Condominium: 2BR/2BA, sec-
ond floor. Priced to sell! (941) 795-5430.
JUST REDUCED TRAILER: 12 by 40 foot on Anna
Maria Island, next to historic Bradenton Beach
Pier. Central air/heat, 10-by-24-foot screened
lanai, steps to beach. 55-plus. Asking $54,900.
PRIVATE PARTY has cash for existing notes and
trust deeds. (941) 778-4495.
BRADENTON BEACH CONDO: Gulf Drive, fan-
tastic view, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. $669,000.
Call (941) 779-2496.
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WATERFRONT HOME: Exceptionally nice 3BR/
.2BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-
4488. Don't miss out! Priced to sell..
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Where
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cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of mountain
property sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy,
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LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully wooded parcel. Across
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lake in Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utili-
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www.cherokeevalleysc.com. Price $59,900, 10 per-
cent down, balance financed 12 months at 4.24
percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.
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COASTAL GEORGIA: Water access, marsh-front
homesites. Gated community, tennis, golf,
kayaking, canoeing. Preconstruction discounts, lim-
ited time. From mid $70s. (877) 266-7376
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Spectacular Interior Updates
No detail was over-
looked in this Island
home! This 3BR/2BA
home offers granite
counters, travertine tile
throughout, new interior
and exterior paint, all
new furnishings with a
tropical theme decor, all new appliances, elegant bronze hard-.
ware throughout home, new tropical landscaping and much
moreI And it's all less than a block to the beach This home'
won i aI lstlong' all 3.Cav to'r an appo:inimenl .9.J 9o00
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Sales Associate Realtor
.1 ulf-Bay Realty
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BRIDGEPORT Two units available. Both
furnished 2BR/2BA units. Heated pool and'ex-
tra storage. Just steps from the white sandy
beaches, shopping and dining. Your choice of
Gulf view at $475,000 or Bay view at
$439,000. Both have elevator access. Contact
Cindy Grazer at (941) 504-6176.
DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Completely remod-
eled island duplex. 3BR/2BA on both sides.
Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this breezy
floorplan. Kitchens and baths newly updated,
too. Turnkey and already rented for the sea-
son. $1,400,000. Call Dave Jones at
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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.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/3BA CANAL HOME has
been totally renovated. The master bath
boasts a bidet, jacuzzi and shower. Turnkey
furnished for the boaters and beachcombers
at heart. $749,000. Contact Dave Jones at
FOR THE FUN OF LIFE or an investment. 1BR/
1 BA condo, lovingly updated-last year, ready to use
or rent this year. New kitchen, new tile floors. Bal-
cony overlooking pool. Comes furnished, ready to
move in. Weekly rentals allowed. Resort atmo-
sphere, close to the beach. $325,000. Call Denny
Rauschl at 725-3934.
TRIPLE TREASURE Breezy, beachy income
producing triplex across from the beach. Up-
stairs, a cozy 1BR/1BA with great reading
porch and massive sun deck. Downstairs are
two 2BR/1BA units. Ample parking, tons of
Mexican tile, newer kitchens and baths. A
must see. $659,000. Call Nicole Skaggs at
778-4800 or 795-5704.
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Package of potential on Holmes Beach. Long
established island pizzeria for sale. Ready to make a
profit for you. Serious inquiries only. $199,000.
Call Quentin Talbert 941-704-9680.
La Costa, directly on the beach,
2BR/2BA furnished condo. ,
Breathtaking sunsets from your lanai.
Pool, saunas and tennis. $769,000.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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NORTH END Unique
3BR/2BA home on north
end of Anna Maria. Steps
to white sandy beaches of
Gulf/bay. Two wood burn-
ing fireplaces. Master
Suite has Gulf view from
screened porch. Over-
sized shower, new ceramic tile. New roofs 1st Fl 2000 & 2nd
Fl 2002. Asking price $795,000. Please call Susan Hatch,
Realtor 778-7616 eves.
SINGLE FAMILY PLUS Mother-in-law suite, 2BR/1BA
and 1 BR/1 BA or convert to 3BR/2BA. New air conditioner,
roof, plumbing and exterior paint. Lot zoned R-2 to build
up. Won't last long! $449,900. Please call Mike Carleton,
Realtor 737-0915 or Michel' Cerene, Broker
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Property Management and Leasing
Manatee MLS as of 3/30/05 Total Island Properties For Sale: 232
(SFR, Condo & Duplexes) Median Price: $775,000
Total Pending: 128 Median Price: $645,000
S Total Sold Since 1/1/05: 82 Median Price: $572,450
Annual Rental: 2BR/2BA
I .with loft at Perico Bay Club
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S_. Realtor attended Anna Maria Elementary School. University of MN.(BA) and UCLA Business School
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VILLA SIENNlA VILLA SORREIJTO
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VILLA ROM'. VILLA MILAIJO
400-4 57H A';E. 4006 5TH AVE.
The Jewel in the crown completes the most successful residentiallinvestment development in the Island's history. Pre-construction prices with
permanent financing available for qualified buyers. These magnificent 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Villas feature: expansive great rooms with fire-
places, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with granite finish, elevator and private swimming pool. A half block to public beach, restaurants,
boutiques and market with partial Gulf and bay views. $1.250,000.
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WHAT IbLAND LIVING is all abouli
Immaculate 2BR/3BA,'3-car garage with
open floor plan Property features beautiful
inlracostal water views of Anna Maria
Sound, a charming dock v.ish a covered
boallift. and a large pool. $2,259,000
NEW MANATEE RIVERFRONT condo .n
beauoiful Bradenlor 28R. 2BA upstairs unit
.vth ne.v painlesss steel appliances Galed
,nanne(on u Complex and much more 5348 000
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OPEN AND BRIGHT CANAL FRONT HOME
ON KEY ROYALE Dock and boat lift already
in place All updates have been done and
ready for you to move-in Newer roof. and
room for a large pool Great rental or live in
year round $739 000 MLS# 507272
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THESE EXQUISITE PRIVATE RESIDENCES are
brand new 3BR. 2 5BA unils some '.'lli
parlial and other .vilh dire:l views of ihe
Gulf Aler comple6on .n May 2005 PRICES
WILL BE INCREASED No. $1.200.000.
$2 500 000
RARE 3BR/3BA CONDO AT SHELL POINT
Some updating needed, and is turnkey
furnished Complex amenities include -
heated pool hard surface tennis courts and
a putting green. $359,000 MLS# 5071 13
THIS IS THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE on the
best street ;n Anna Maria Just five houses
to Ihe beach 2BR/2BA elevated home
room for a pool Fruit trees, perfect condi
tion $769,000 MLSo 504422
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