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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992""
Volume 13, No. 25 April 20, 2005.* FREE
Deadline approaching, commissioners backtrack
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria is facing a June 1 deadline to pass a
stormwater utility fee ordinance and agree on an annual
fee, but at the city commission's April workshop ses-.
sion on the fee, it looked like the city may have taken
a backward step.
Commissioners had "favored an $80 annual
stormwater fee (called an environmental resource unit)
per single-family home at their March 3 meeting, and
had previously agreed to pass.the ordinance first, then
delve into what projects should have priority.
But April 11, commissioners were again discuss-
State officials say 'No' to
By Paul Roat
Five years of approvals, denials, court approvals
and court rejections apparently have all been for naught
in Bradenton Beach regarding a controversial Gulffront
The Florida Department of Community Affairs has
rejected a court-ordered project of two duple\es in ithe
1400 block of Gulf Drive because the application does
not meet the city's comprehensive plan requirements.
In other words, what the developers asked for in
the first place was the wrong thing to request.
The project, by developers Island Inc. and Beach
Development Inc., apparently will have to begin the
DCA planner D. Ray Eubanks wrote to the city that
the court-mandated change "does not qualify as a small-
scale amendment due to the medium-density residential
land-use category exceeding 10 dwelling units per gross
acre." Although the proposed project is less than the zon-
ing category, land use planners base their opinions on what
could be built, not what is proposed to be built.
"The letter from DCA appears to indicate that the
proposed development does not meet state criteria for
small-scale land use amendments and was, for that rea-
son, rejected," said Greg Hootman, an attorney who
PLEASE SEE PLAN, NEXT PAGE
ing the fee, how it should be based and what projects
should be done with the revenue.
Commissioner Dale Woodland. one of the authors
of the stormwater fee plan, said that after talking with
city residents, he was "concerned" that the fee "would
be an additional tax burden on our residents."
He asked for input .lot-to-exceed" limit of the
annual fee, and suggcs ,'o0. That's a lower amount
than what had been agreed upon previously because
"you know we're going to get grant money" for drain-
,age projects, predicted Woodland.
Not to be outdone, Commissioner Carol Ann
Magill said $60 is "a lot of money for someone on a
limited income. I would like to see a special senior
homestead exemption and those who qualify would be
exempt" from paying the annual fee.
She said her research has found about 30 people
who would fall into this category. "We won't losethat
much and we have to protect senior citizens."
Commission consensus was to have the "not-to-
exceed" limit at $60, although Woodland added "we'll
try to do it for $50."
Commissioners also discussed setting the .ERU-
against the total lot coverage of a parcel for a single-fam-
PLEASE SEE STORMWATER, NEXT PAGE
Practice extinguishing flames practice makes perfect
Anne Klasing and her fellow residents'at Shell Point condominiums in Holmes Beach are learning how to put
out afire with help from West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Inspector Tom Soleau. WMFR firefighters
Chris O'Kelly and Aaron Yax are assisting with the fire. The condo residents were coached in the proper use
offire extinguishers, including a practice session putting out flames Tuesday. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Island beach renourishment expected in June
By Rick Catlin
The emergency beach renourishment project for
Anna Maria Island planned by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers should begin in June, Manatee County Eco-
systems Manager Charlie Hunsicker told the Holmes
Beach City Commission April 12.
Prior to the start of the project, however, Hunsicker
needs permission from each of the three Island city
commissions to allow heavy equipment on the beach
and to operate around the clock. Hunsicker also asked
the Holmes Beach commission for permission for the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch organization to oper-
ate an ATV on the beach during renourishment.
While emergency renourishment is a Corps
project, Manatee County is the local sponsor,
Hunsicker said. That's why he's appearing before the
various commissions for approval.
At the same time, however, Hunsicker pledged that
the sand brought up will be the best sand possible and
similar, if not the same, to the 2002 beach
The Corps had originally proposed to just use the
2002 borrow pit for sand, but Hunsicker and Manatee
County did a new survey of the bottom off the north-
west corner of the Island..
"It's a good thing we did," said Hunsicker..
The survey found the sand had shifted considerably
after four hurricanes passed through the area last year,
and was not the same quality as it was in 2002.
Hunsicker's study found a new, better area for sand and
the Corps will supply that data and location to the con-
tractor. The Corps will maintain a continuous watch on
the sand quality during dredging operations and will
shut down the dredge if the quality drops below
The emergency beach renourishment, which will
bring about 400,000 cubic yards of sand to Island
beaches, is funded entirely by the federal government,
he said. There will be 14 other emergency beach
renourishment projects in Florida this summer, he
By contrast, the 2002 project dredged about 1.2
million cubic yards.
Hunsicker said Corps engineers have said the con-
tractor will be selected by mid-May and construction
will begin around mid-June.
PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 3
For more on beaches and
renourishment, see page 3.
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PAGE 2 0 APRIL 20, 2005 E THE ISLANDER
Wanna buy a garbage truck?
The public works department in Bradenton Beach
is selling four used vehicles.
Up for grabs are a 1987 GMC 25-yard garbage
truck, a 1999 electric car, a.1995 Ford pickup truck and
a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria. The electric car is classed
as being in "good condition;" the other three vehicles
are described as being in "running condition."
All bids for the vehicles must be. sealed and will be
accepted at the city clerk's office, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
until noon April-26. Vehicles may be inspected by ap-
pointment by calling 778-3947.
Stormwater debate goes on
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ily home, and Commission Chairperson John Quam sug-
gested looking at square footage as a basis for-the fee.
But Chris Collins, who has done most of the pro-
jection sheets for income and expenditure of a
stormwater assessment, said the commission should
leave the ERU alone at present.
Woodland suggested the commission authorize
$10,000 to Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engi-
neering firm, for a certified study of the fee. The study'
- would be beneficial when applying for grants, and City
Attorney Jim Dye said the certified study would be
needed if the fee were challenged in court.
Commissioner Duke Miller said he would hate to
pay $10,000 for something that had already been pre-
pared by Collins.
Magill chimed in that if the city was going to pay
$10,000, then she- wanted to use lot coverage as a ba-
sis for the ERU.
Quam chimed in that he couldn't approve the cur-
rent capital improvements priority list for drainage
projects as presented by the capital improvements ad-
"Well, we're getting awfully close to the deadline,"
Commissioner Linda Cramer observed that if the
city needs an ordinance, the first reading would have
to be April 28 gpt Jdne adoption.
The next workshop on the fee will be April 28, just
prior to the regular commission meeting.
Plan rejected by state
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
represented the city through the resulting legal morass
for the past five years.
On behalf of the city, he said he would "present the
DCA letter to the court and ask for guidance, and the
court will probably schedule a hearing on the matter."
Steve Thompson, an attorney representing the de-
"I believe the courts were pretty clear that the comp,
plan should be amended," he said. "The court's intent
was to have a comp plan amendment approved, then
the rezoning, then the site plan. The DCA opinion is
-only for the comprehensive plan."
The two duplexes, proposed to be built across the
street from the Bermuda Bay condominiums, have had
a.tumultuous history since the first presentation before
First, a former building official issued a building
permit for the project. However, after he left the city,
s~ Kiwanis Club
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his "at bat" in a
pickup game with
participate in the
picnic was at
last Friday and
games and fun for
the subsequent building official determined that the
permit could not be issued unless a small-scale compre-
hensive plan amendment was approved by the city.
The crux of the issue was a land-use map adopted
by the city commission in 1989 that called for that part
of the beach to be preserved due to unusual soil com-
position. Developers brought forward expert witnesses
who said the beach there was no different than the
beaches up and down the Island and that the "conser-
vation" designation was in error.
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
heard the proposal and recommended approval of the
project to the city commission. The city commission,
though, denied the project in April 2000. Developers
took the matter to court.
A circuit court judge upheld the city commission's
denial of the project. Developers appealed.
Appellate court judges last summer ruled that the
city incorrectly denied the project and ordered its ap-
proval. In March, the city approved the project and sent
the paperwork to DCA for its approval of the plan -
which is now denied.
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 20, 2005 U PAGE 3
'Beach 101' offered for 'unprecedented' beach projects
By Paul Roat
An "unprecedented number of beaches" which lost
sand after an "unprecedented number of hurricanes"
will result in about $180 million in beach
renourishment dollars to Florida shores, including
Anna Maria Island, according.to a U.S. Army Corps of
Bids to add roughly.5 niiles of additional stnd
along the Island's Gulf of MI\ico shore arc .scheduled
to be opened Friday, April 24. The estimated A$4-mil-
lion project will add about 400,000 cubic yards of sand
to the beach, with work projected to start by May.
That's if all goes well, according to Corps Senior
Project Manager Rick McMillen. He said the federal
government was breaking new ground after the four
hurricanes hammered the Sunshine State last summer,.
and fall first Charley in South\\est Florida. then
slow-moving Frances in Southeast Florida. pog erful
Ivan in the Panhandle and then Jeanne on virtually the
same path as Frances.
The storms prompted the U.S. Congress to pump-
vast funds of money into beach renourishment efforts
inr the state, McMillen said; Coupled n ith non-federal
funds --read'state or .local dollars the Corps was.
able to dust off past projects that'requested additional
saidd and was able to do in months what it would usu-
ally take years, to accomplish: +17 massive beach
renourishment projects. :- .- : *
"It's unprecedented to do allfthese beaches at one
time in Florida," McMillen- said last week, "and un-
precedented:to have four hurricanes in one year."
McMillen and other federal officials were on
Longboat Key to discuss the projects and offer a
"Coastal Engineering 101" course. His basic premise
regarding shorelines is that they tend to erode:
Groins, seawalls, rock.revetments or other harden-
ing structures generally exacerbate beach erosion, ei-
ther at the local site or "downstream," McMillen said.
The prevailing offshore drift pattern for currents and
sand is north-to-south, so upstream properties will gen-
erally contribute sediment to more southerly neighbors.
Depending on the time of year, sand will also move
onto nd off 'the beach in a'more linear fashion. Win-
ter, with its nor'easters, is a bad time for beaches, since
the long-term pounding of high waves and winds from
the north drives sand off the beaches and away from the
area where it can move readily back onto shore.
Hurricanes, McMillen said, are generally not all
that bad for the beach because of their speed. A two-
to three-day storm event with high waves, although
devastating to structures, often is only a brief problem
for the beach.
"In hurricanes, sand movement is generally di-
rectly offshore," he said, "but then it comes back."
Beach renourishment in June
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
After spending about two weeks to mobilize equip-
ment on the Island and the beach, the contractor should
only take about 10 days to dredge and spread the sand.
"They'll be out of here quick," he promised.
Hunsicker noted that for the .6 mile Anna Maria
City portion of the renourishment, he and marine en-
gineers will monitor that portion of the project as that
area is 90 percent funded through Manatee County and
the state. Anna Maria will only require about 35,000
cubic yards of sand.
The Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach portion
of the project will extend from the northern Holmes
Beach city limits south about 5.6 miles to Fifth Street
South in Bradenton Beach.
Renourishment became necessary after four hurri-
canes swept through the area last year, eroding Island
beaches, faster than anticipated following the 2002
Hunsicker also asked the commission that Turtle
Watch be allowed to use an ATV on the beach during
the project as turtle nests may have to be moved
quickly to avoid interference from the equipment and
people involved in the renourishment project. The city
had allowed an ATV on the beach during the 2002
project, he said.
Manatee County has a $25,000 contract with Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch to oversee turtles and
hatchlings during the April 1 to Oct. 31 turtle nesting
season this year.
Commissioners agreed to consider the two requests
at their next regular meeting on April 26.
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A similar scene from 2002 should be :seen off Anna Maria Island starting in June as dredge crews are ex-
pected to begin pumping sand ashore to renourish the Island beaches. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
McMillen added that hurricanes also are summer-
time events, which is a traditional time of greater width
of beaches in Florida. No nor-easters and gentler winds
from the southwest, which result in more sand pushed
He said that the dry beach that most assume is "the
beach" is only a fraction .of the total shoreline profile,"
a profile that often stretches out to .3,000 feet from the
.mean high.water line as far.as coastal engineers are
concerned when they work toward developing a model
for a.beach renourishment project. .
Waves, offshore sandbars, erosion trends, erosion
speed all of those and much more data contribute to
the final beach picture.
McMillen said the average erosion rate of Florida
beaches was 1 foot per year. That rate can change based
on the beach, though: A shoreline in Northeast Florida
is losing up to 22 feet of beach a year.
Manatee County, and Anna Maria Island, have had
two major beach renourishment projects, one in 1992-
93, another in 2002. There have also been several sand-
addition programs based on dredging of Longboat Pass
for navigational purposes over the years.
In the upcoming effort, McMillen said, Manatee
County first requested the project from the Corps, then
rejected it in fear of in fet'eor ,sand. later agreeing to the
The 1993 project caused some angst among
beachgoers with the shell-filled, rocky, material that
came ashore from huge pumps: The latest project, us-
ing finer-grain sand, was generally accepted by Island-
ers as a fine beach addition.
But McMillen offered a chilling commentary on
fine-versus-coarse-versus-shelly material coming
Police seek help
The driver of a full-sized, black truck ran over
the foot and ankle of a man as the truck was pull-
ing out of Jessie's Island Store in Holmes Beach
"We don't think the owner of the truck knew he
hit anyone," Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson said. "The driver of the truck had waved
on a pedestrian to cross in front of him before he
pulled out of Jessie's. The driver then turned to
watch for southbound traffic and just as he pulled
out, the man walking south on Marina Drive fell and
the truck driver ran over his ankle."
The black truck had a Missouri license plate.
Anyone with any information about the acci-
dent, specifically the man driving the truck, is asked
to call Stephenson at 708-5804.
"If you're looking for sugary sand, it generally
won't last as long."
The upcoming beach renourishment project is
slated to use mostly fine-grain sand from nearby off-
shore borrow sites. Projected length of the sand's stay
ashore before the next renourishment is estimated at
eight to'10 years.
Anna Maria City
April 25, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
April 27, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee meeting.
April 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
April 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.:Agenda:
Public comment, landscape grant recommendation and
newsrack ordinance requests by scenic highway com-
mittee, charter review committee discussion, consent
agenda and commission reports.
April.21, 5 p.m., code enforcement board meeting -
April 26, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: request of letter of no objection to build two-
unit condo at 1802 Gulf Drive, request for letter of no
objection by Seaside Inn for conversion of motel to
multi-family development at Tropic Isle-Seaside Inn at
101 22nd St.
April 27, 5 p.m., comprehensive plan citizen advisory
April 28, 3 mn., city commission work session.
April 28, 5:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
April 22, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
April 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
April 28, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
April 20, 6 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
April 21, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Com-
mission meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
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PAGE 4 M APRIL 20, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
Holmes Beach gives Tidemark the basin boot
By Rick Catlin
The reorganized Tidemark hotel/condominium/
marina project in Holmes Beach will have to negotiate
a new lease for the marina basin from the city commis-
sion. And this time around, "$100 a year" won't be
enough, said City Commissioner Roger Lutz.
"It's a pretty sweet deal for them. We get $100 a
year and they are going to rent slips for $500 a month,"
Lutz said at the April 12 city commission meeting.
It's not a sweet deal any longer.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners
that because of the bankruptcy, Tidemark is in default
on the lease and it's up to the commission to reinstate
the current lease or decide to negotiate a new lease. The
commission sent a notice to Tidemark partner Nick
Easterling last July that it was in default because of
"Terminate the lease, then negotiate," said Lutz.
Mayor Carol Whitmore noted that after reviewing
a just-completed study of possible traffic calming mea-
sures along Marina Drive by the boat basin, Tidemark
representatives wanted to talk to the city about helping
pay for the project.
"That's big-hearted," said Lutz. "But they want us
to build a road so they can have a view. Let's look at
the whole picture and take our docks back. We can
make our streets as safe as possible, we just don't have
to give away our marina."
Commissioners agreed and voted unanimously to
terminate the city's lease of the boat basin to Tidemark.
Key Royale Bridge
Ed Ponce of the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation, along with other DOT representatives, gave the
commission an update on the progress of construction
plans for a new Key Royale Bridge.
Ponce said the start of construction is "on sched-
-ule" to begin in 2006 and should be completed by the
end of the year. The contractor will be selected in Janu-
ary 2006, and will probably have 180 to 210 days to
complete the project.
The bridge will remain open during construction,
he noted, but at times vehicle traffic will be limited to
one-way in one lane. "We'll build half of the bridge
first, then build the other half," he said.
He also confirmed that the current bridge is "struc-
A new environmental impact statement will be
done as the previous statement was completed in 1996
when the DOT first proposed a new bridge.
Resident Joan Perry said the city has been waiting 10
years for a bridge and "really got screwed" by the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization,
which year-after-year shelved the project from its budget.
Connor Raible, Wanda Raible, Darien Evans and Chris Raible were just a few of the volunteers in Bradenton
Beach for the Great American Cleanup last Saturday. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Volunteers glean tons of trash in cleanup
With figures still incomplete, the Island/Cortez pounds of trash and 60 pounds of recyclable items.
section of the Great American Cleanup gathered sev- Bradenton Beach saw 43 volunteers pick up 30 bags
eral tons of trash from beaches, roadsides and pub- of trash totaling 425 pounds.
lic lands Saturday: There are no figures yet for Cortez, but the Keep
Holmes Beach didn't do well. at all, said the Manatee Beautiful assessment was "fantastic -
sponsoring Keep Manatee Beautiful, because the there were six Dumpsters at the FISH Preserve, and
wind there was "so strong that the volunteers could they were overflowing with trash."
barely hold the trash'bags down, let alone fill them Altogether, 881 volunteers cleaned 111 miles of
up." land of 1,034 bags of trash weighing 194,412 pounds
In Anna Maria, 30 volunteers picked up 670 and 1,800 pounds of recyclables..
-- than never
Ed Ponce confirmed
to the Holmes Beach
April 12 that con-
struction of the Key
Royale Bridge will
start in 2006, 11
years after the DOT
first proposed a new
for bridge. The construc-
S' tion is only possible
now because the city
Sis paying the cost,
Switch the DOT to
Sr reimburse the city in
a future DOT budget.
S Rick Catlin
After the last MPO decision pushed construction
and funding into the 2008-09 fiscal year, the city opted
for a DOT program that allows the city to pay the esti-
mated $1.3 million construction cost now to get the
project done, but get reimbursed in a future DOT bud-
Ponce and his team will return to the commission
for another update prior to the start of construction.
In other business, the commission unanimously
approved a new contract with Waste Management Inc.
for trash hauling and garbage collection service. The
new contract, which calls for a slight increase in basic
service, will take effect June 1.
Lindahl lawsuit ,
Petruff will research title and institute a new sur-
vey for the canal bottom along the 72nd Street canal
after city resident Steve Lindahl added the city as a
defendant in his lawsuit against William McCaleb and
others over construction of a boat dock at that location.
The city had issued a permit for the construction.
Lindahl now claims to have been given a quit claim
deed which is "surprisingly" for the exact lot where the
dockwas built, she said.
"If a quit claim deed can be done here, it can be
done on other canals," Petruff observed, adding that-
although "anyone" can quit claim property, that does
not necessarily prove ownership.
The research would also involve a new survey of
the two plats that show where the canal and lot are lo-
White Street parking
Whitmore said she'd had several complaints from
residents along White Street about parking by surfers
on that street.
She said she just -wanted to bring it to the
commission's attention, although parking is allowed on
that street and surfers have been using that location for
the past 50 years.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger noted the city
would have a problem eliminating those designated
parking spaces because they're needed to meet the
city's public parking requirement for beach
In other business, Bohnenberger said he's trying to
organize a.campaign to help push a law through the
Florida Legislature halting the state from selling Social
Security numbers to private business, as it has done in
the past. Unfortunately, he said, the bill has been stalled
in a committee headed by Rep. Jeff Kottkamp of Coral
Gables for "unknown reasons."
Whitmore reported that the bids received for trol-
ley shelters were too high compared with the budgeted
amount and she and the city staff will reconsider the
criteria before issuing a new request for bid.
She also noted that Longboat Key will begin its
beach renourishment project shortly at a cost of $21
million, all paid by town taxpayers. By contrast, the
emergency beach renourishment project for Anna
Maria Island planned this summer will cost Holmes
Beach taxpayers nothing.
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 20, 2005 M PAGE 5
Boat launchers could get booted from Palma Sola
By Rick Catlin
If the City of Bradenton has its way along Palma
Sola Causeway, the "illegal" boat ramp at the north-
eastern end of the causeway would be closed and boat-
ers, skiers, and users of other personal watercraft would
be forced to use another boat ramp. Launching a boat
or jet-ski anywhere else along the causeway would be-
The plan may come sooner than people think.
The Palma Sola Scenic Highway Committee Cor-
ridor Management Entity held a public meeting April
11 in Holmes Beach to present its plans for improve-
ments to the causeway.
City of Bradenton representative John Ormando
said.there is no official boat ramp on the north side of
the causeway and Bradenton prefers a boat ramp on the
south side adjacent to the former site of Bongo's Res-
The ramp would have just nine parking spaces and
be operated by Bradenton. Launching boats elsewhere
Earth Day celebration April 23
Earth Day will be celebrated in activities
sponsored April 23 by Manatee County
Audubon Society at Felts Audubon Preserve
north of Palmetto on Experimental Farm Road.
The celebration will be from 9 a.m, to 3
p.m., with guided tours, demonstrations and
talks on water birds, wild animals, pest control
and explanation of special projects.
A native tree will be given to each of the first
100 guests, one per family. Other plants will be
available for purchase. Admission to the event is
free. Details may be obtained at 746-1991.
along the causeway would be illegal, he said. But a boat
ramp is just a concept at this point, he noted.
Other improvements for the causeway in the
committee's conceptual plan include parking areas
separated from the causeway by shrubs and other land-
scaping, a rest room on the south side at the eastern end
and a rest room facility at Kingfish Boat Ramp in
County commissioner and CME Chairperson Jane
von Hahmann said that because of the safety issue
along the causeway, the CME would "like to keep
people from crossing the causeway to use a rest room."
The CME is also considering designated parking at
Kingfish, she said.
And money is available for the committee's plans,
said Mike Howe of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, either through the MPO or
John Harper, 40, of Palmetto, was charged with
reckless driving April 16 after the 1990 Toyota he
was driving flipped-several times after it crossed the
humpback bridge on North Bay Boulevard in Anna
Sgt. John Kinney of the Manatee County Sheriff' s
Office in Anna Maria said neither Harper nor his 10-
year-old daughter, who was a passenger in the vehicle,
from the Florida Department of Transportation.
The future of the causeway, however, may involve
expansion of the road.
While Ormando said the DOT at this time has no
plans to make the causeway a four-lane road, the day
may come when the DOT considers adding a center
turn lane for safety reasons.
"We.don't foresee widening," said Howe, but
MPO projections show a lot of congestion along the
causeway in the next 20 to 30 years "so here we may
have a safety issue and be faced with the need for a turn
lane," he said.
That's for the DOT to determine.
Right now, observed Ormando, "Our goal is to
beautify, add facilities and traffic control."
The DOT has final approval on all plans submitted
by the committee for causeway improvements.
were seriously injured.
Kinney said Harper was headed southbound about
4 p.m. on Bay Boulevard at a high'rate of speed. Upon
crossing the bridge, the vehicle flipped, then rolled
several times into a vacant parking lot.
Neither Harper or his daughter were wearing seat
belts, according to the report.
The vehicle suffered $4,000 worth of damage.
Community Center site plan meeting April 25
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board will The Center has been working since 2001 to gain
hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. April 25 to consider the enough funds and pledges to begin its planned $2.2
site plan from the Anna Maria Island Community Cen- million remodeling project.
ter. Submission of the site plan to the P&Z board is the
In the site plan is a variance request for a setback first step in the process that will eventually lead to two
and a vacation request for a portion of an alleyway. public hearings before the. city commission.
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Just like the movies
In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray is
trapped in a time warp. He must continually relive the
worst day of his life Feb. 2 over and over, doomed
to meeting the same people, hearing he sane convesha-
tion and making the same mistakes until he and Andie
MacDowell fall in love, they wake up the next day Feb.
3 the spell is ended and they live happily ever after.
The Anna Maria City Commission April 14 meet-
ing on parking was reminiscent of the movie.
The same positions that have been given the past
26 years were stated, the same arguments for and
against a position were outlined, the same cries for help
from residents were heard, and the same pleas that the
city "needs to do something" were given.
Is it Groundhog Day? Or just, as Yogi Berra said,
"D6jh vu all over again?".
Commissioner Dale Woodland observed the city
has been dealing with the parking issue since at least
1979 and still no resolution.
Chairperson John Quam again expressed his views
on what streets should have open or no parking.
Commissioner Carol Ann Magill still wants "no
parking" locations reviewed and some changed to be
more fair to residents.
Commissioner Duke Miller reiterated that he fa-
vors resident-only parking.
Woodland proposed the city allow parking op all
beach access streets, claiming the city doesn't have a park-
ing problem that can't be dealt with by law enforcement.
"This sends a positive image about our city that we
welcome visitors to our beautiful beaches," he said,
noting his proposal is not what he likes, but what he
"feels is best for Anna Maria."
The city, he claimed, could adopt his proposal in
Miller said more and more people from East Mana-
tee County are-coming to Anna Maria to use the beach
and the county should buy land for parking and provide
Residents chimed in with their problems, request-
ing no parking relief or some equity parking.
But the four commissioners present agreed to wait
for a full board for a decision.
Remember that in "Groundhog Day," the couple
fell in love to end Murray's torment.
Can the Anna Maria city commission and public fall
in love with a parking plan that will end the parking affair?
Will everyone in Anna Maria live happily ,ever
after with any parking plan? Will anyone?
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I am writing to you in regard to the bicycle shoul-
ders; I want to congratulate Holmes Beach for finally
adding bicycle shoulders to Holmes Beach roads.
Many now ride for fun or exercise throughout Anna-
Maria and Longboat Key.
However, the shoulders .get full of sand, dirt and
debris. Example: in front of the Anchor Inn/Mr. Bones..
This forces cyclists; to go back into the road, which
makes riding very dangerous.
We ask Holmes Beach City Hall to please make an
effort to have street cleaners clean the bike roads and
shoulders at least once a month. Longboat Key and
Bradenton Beach have sweepers designed to clean the
shoulders. Also, if possible, to put asphalt in areas
where sand is pushed into the shoulders.
Wayne Natt, Bradenton
This letter is in response to our next-door neighbor
on Palma Sola Bay, Robert Hoffman, who felt com-
pelled to write you a letter last week.
Mr. Hoffman watched us daily from his yard for
almost three weeks while we built a 90-foot dock.
When the dock was almost completed he said to me for
the first time that he did not think that he could maneu-
ver his 22-foot boat in the 36-foot-wide, 90-foot-long
space between his seawall and our dock.
I asked him to try and see if he can or can't maneu-
ver his boat in that area, but he refuses to try. I've of-
fered to dredge the area in front of the boat ramp to my'
seawall so he won't run aground, he refused to meet
with me. If he can't maneuver his 22-foot-boat in a 36-
foot-by-90-foot space under normal weather condi-
tions, then he is a danger to others.
The old marina boundary line was marked by pil-
ings surveyed by the previous owner to be 33 feet east
of the east seawall, which is the same distance from the
east seawall where our submerged land lease with the
state of Florida starts and continues west. This is also
the same distance that ,1qanatpqqtuty ,has.approved
us to set our marina pilings at, the marina boundary line
has not changed in over 25 years.
We built the new dock at a distance of 36 feet east
of the seawall, within the area we lease from the state.
Because of Mr.,Hdffman's complaints to the county,
the county commissioners wanted to hear this issue, but
,that would take about six months so as a business de-
cision we have decided to move our east dock about 14
feet to the west..
Hopefully we will be opening soon, with no further
delays. We will have 30 boat slips with sizes ranging to
45 feet in an all-new marina on Palma Sola Bay.
Bob Gertz, Bradenton
Thanks for success
Conditions were perfect on Sunday, April 3, for the
second Anna Maria Island Garden Tour. Thanks to the
weather and the support of over 260 tourgoers, the
event was a "blooming success."
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Or-
chestra will benefit from the money raised ($4,900) for its
concerts that are a popular area attraction. This year
tourgoers were treated to music provided by members ol
the orchestra at the Siam Garden Resort, as well as the
chance to purchase garden art and plants.
Many thanks to the gardeners who graciously
opened their gardens and answered questions: Pat and
Kent Davis, Jan Herold and Alan Vogt, Ed Kirk.
Deborah and Jim Pettee, and Anne and Dan Simmons
Our sponsors were generous in their support of the
tour and we are indebted to them Island Real Estate
J & J Graphics; Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista
Dockside Restaurant and Pub, Ed Chiles, proprietor
Ginny's & Jane E's at the Old IGA; Anna Maria Gar-
den Club; Island Garden Club; Sweet Bay Nursery
Richard J. Beaupre; Rosemarie and Edward Edwards
and Deborah Heger.
Thanks also to the volunteers who helped makt
this tour a success. We are planning next year's garder
tour for a three-peat.
., Karn, e94n, w.od,. k o o tourcpmmittee chair ,, .
THE ISLANDER U APRIL 20, 2005 M PAGE 7
State drops drug case against Viens -
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By Rick Catlin
State drug charges against-former Beach City Mar-
ket owner David Viens have been dropped, according
to the state's attorney's office in Bradenton, but Viens
still faces prosecution on federal drug charges.
Viens, 43, of 129 49th St. in Holmes Beach, was
arrested Jan. 6 at his home by Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputies and charged with possession
of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute within
1,000 feet of a school (Anna Maria Elementary), pos-
session of a controlled substance (opium), and posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted felon. In a separate
case, he was also arrested and charged with trafficking
in marijuana in an amount between 50 and 200 pounds.
The case was scheduled for trial on April 25, but
on April 5, prosecutors entered a "no prosecution" de-
Cortez sex offender
One of two convicted sex offenders living in
Cortez has moved to Palmetto, according to the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Web site.
The Palmetto address for convicted sex offender
Paul Watson was recorded by the FDLE on April 16.
The lone remaining convicted sex offender in
Cortez lives on 129th Street West.
Under Florida law, convicted sex offenders and
predators are required to give their address to the FDLE
whenever they move, regardless of whether or not they
have completed their sentence and any probation.
Law enforcement officers are required to notify
neighbors of the presence of a convicted sexual preda-
tor living in a community, but not for a convicted
To search for convicted sexual offenders or preda-
tors living on Anna Maria Island, in Cortez, on
Longboat Key, Palma Sola, west Bradenton or anfy-
where in Manatee County, go online to
www.islander.org and click orf the "Island links" to go
to the FDLE Web site.
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cision with the clerk of the circuit court.
But that doesn't mean Viens doesn't have more
Viens was arrested March 31 by federal agents and
charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He
was released the same day on $250,000 bail.
Michelle Tustin of the State Attorney's Office in
Bradenton said the federal charges prompted her office to
let the U.S. Attorney take over the investigation and pros-
"Our office decided to relinquish the case to the
U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa," after the federal
charges were filed, she said.
Efforts to reach the U.S. Attorney's office in
Tampa for comment on the case were unsuccessful.
According to Manatee County Sheriff's Office
records, Viens was previously convicted in 1993 in
Vermont of violation of the Federal Narcotics Act.
The Beach City Market & Grille opened in
Bradenton Beach in April 2003, but closed shortly be-
fore Viens' January arrest. The property was originally
listed for sale at $850,000, but the price has since
dropped to $695,000.
Viens and wife Dawn also operated the Island
Kitchen in Anna Maria several years ago before open-
ing the Bradenton Beach market..
Another Holmes Beach lawsuit
Already battling a number of lawsuits, Holmes Beach
has been hit again, this time by a visitor who claims the
city was negligent when she fell while trying to step from
a patio at the White Sands Motel onto the beach.
Actually, Sharon Kish has not yet sued the city,
she's only had her lawyers send the city a "Notice of
Intent to Initiate Litigation."
.Kish claimed she fell on April 4, 2004, as she at-
tempted to step off the patio at the motel onto the beach
area, but because of "poor lighting," the step was ac-
tually a deep drop. Mrs. Kish "sustained injuries"
which were not identified in the letter.
Mayor Carol Whitmore indicated City Attorney
Patricia Petruff would investigate the claim and prepare
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The Anna Maria Fire Commission unanimously
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Two Island juveniles were arrested by Holmes
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PAGE 8 0 APRIL 20, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Gulffront Park plan
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria City Commission worksession
April 14 actually\ discussed a variety of issues other
than parking i'see separate story).
Commissioners got a report from Gary Comp of
Environmental Affairs Consulting on a management
plan for Gulffront Park, which is located along the Gulf
between Oak and Magnolia avenues.
Comp recoinmendedi h thai [e Australiln pines and
Brazilian pepper trees in the .IouLh section of the 11.5
acre park be removed to encourage L ild i fe and natu-
ral vegetation, but the city should retain the pines in the
He also said five walkways through the park to the
beach have been built over the years by residents and
he encouraged the city to remove them.
Commissioner Dale Woodland, however, noted
that residents are accustomed to using those paths, and
the commission agreed it should keep at least three
pathways to the beach until it could build beach access
ramps across the vegetation.
Commissioners did question Comp's estimate that he
could remove the Australian pines in the southern section
for just $4,400. Comp said that was only an estimate, and
admitted he did not have an exact count of the number of
SAustralian pines and pepper trees in the park.
Mayor SueLynn noted that she paid more than
$3,500 to remove one Australian pine on her property.
The commission also had the first reading of an ordi-
nance that will provide a new fee schedule for permits and
city services, special use permits, special exemptions,
variance and vacation applications and other fees.
Under the proposed ordinance, a building permit
would cost $50 for the first $1,000 of the cost of con-
struction and $19 for each additional $1,000.
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of construction home in Villa Rosa would require an
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lemonade and cookie sale next week to raise more money. For anyone wishing to help the students and the Island
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The commission also heard a proposal from Mana-,
tee County to "piggyback" on its emergency debris man-
agement contract, and agreed to proceed with an ordi-
nance clarifying procedures for a vacation that are already
in two separate sections of the city code book. The pro-
posed ordinance would combine those sections.
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year. The new ordinance should assist property owners in
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Players auditions Sunday for Shakespeare
With a cast of 19 to be selected, director Kelly
Wynn Woodland will audition prospective players
Sunday, April 24, for "Much Ado About Nothing."
The William Shakespeare play will be staged at the
Island Players' theater July 13-17, curtain time for all
five performances 8 p.m.
The cast of 15 men and four women will be filled
after auditions, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. In
Shakespeare's day, Woodland noted, women were not
allowed on stage. Girl parts were filled by boys.
Not now. Girls will be girls and boys boys, in the
main, although "if some girls want to take some boy
parts, that would be OK," the director joked.
This is the fifth year of Shakespeare on the Island,
launched by Woodland against considerable reserva-
tions among Islanders and even members of the Island
Players. Many thought Shakespeare would fall on his
face on Anna Maria, while she was sure Islanders were
up to the Bard.
She has been proven right, for the theater has been
filled every summer since for her presentations.
An "Island Yellow Ribbon" celebration is being
organized by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
for Armed Forces Week, May 15-21.
Kiwanians are to post yellow ribbons all around the
Island that week to honor all men and women who are
serving in all branches of the military, said club spokes-
person Don Maloney.
Kiwanis will host an "appreciation ceremony" at
the Manatee Public Beach at 10 a.m. on Armed Forces
Day, Ma\ 21, in conjunction with the Island Blue Star
"Point of Celebration," which Kiwanis and the Island
Rotary Club are helping the American Legion organize
along with sponsors, including The Islander.
Blue Star families those with family members .
serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard or
Reserves will each receive a Blue Star banner and
f a certificate of ser\ ice to America at a "Point of Trib-
Sute'" program and celebration atl 1 a.m. atMcKechnie
Field in Bradenton.
Other Blue Star "Points of Celebration" include the
Green Bridge, where Blue Star families will gather on
"Much Ado" is one of Shakespeare's more suc-
cessful comedies and "merry wars of the sexes," highly
mannered as was the society which produced it. He
probably wrote it in 1598, scholars agree.
It is regarded as a more mature work than his ear-
lier comedies in that rather than relying totally on funny
situations and contrivances, the comedy of "Much
Ado" comes from the characters themselves.
Beatrice and Benedick form a sub-plot supposedly
secondary to the main plot of lovers Claudio and Hero,
but the subordinate characters have proven so strong
that for many years the play was staged as "Beatrice
and Benedick." They are the witty protagonists in the
"merry war of the sexes."
For audition information, call Woodland at 794-
Ticket information may be obtained by calling the
box office from May 2 to-May 22 at 778-5755, when
it will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily except Sunday
and one hour before performances of "The Farndale
Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dra-
matic Society: Murder at Checkmate Manor."
both the Palmetto and the Bradenton sides for a "Hands
Across the River" walk at 10 a.m.
A celebration at G.T. Bray Park will include live
music, free hot dogs and soft drinks at 1 p.m., and an-
other celebration will take place at 1 p.m. at the Lake-
wood Ranch High School gymnasium. A final "Point
of Celebration" will take place at the DeSoto Super
Speedway at 5 p.m.
The community is asked fly an American flag, tie
yellow ribbons around trees or mailboxes, leave out-
door lights on the night of May 21 as if to.say, "Come
Home Soon," and businesses with message signs are
asked to display "We Support Our Troops" or "'God
Bless America." .
Eligible families who wish to participate in the
Blue Star events should call Karen Mauriello at 792-
1160; mail to Mauriello's attention at the American
Legion Auxiliary, Unit 24, P.O. Box 14816, Bradenton
FL 34280-4816; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the Kiwanis "Yellow Ribbon"
recognition, call Maloney at 778-4865.
Maite Sophia Hansen, born at 6:36 p.m. April 13, is
a welcome addition br big sister Piper, 3, and
parents "Koko" Ray and Diana Bogan. Born at
Brandon Regional Hospital with the help of Dr.
Stephen Zweibach, Maite weighed 7 pounds 13
ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length.
on library's schedule
A special program on micro-irrigation, "Just the
Basics," is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. td 4:45 p.m. May
5 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
It will be presented by the Manatee County Exten-
sion Service and is open to the. public free of charge,
the library said.
Other events during May at the library are a meet-
ing of the Friends of the Library Book Club at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday, May 11, and a Friends board of di-
rectors meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 13.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday. and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
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FROM THE CITY OF ANNA MARIA
8 a.m,- 3 p.m.* Saturday April 23
at the Anna Maria City Pier parking lot
?LEIS Yard waste must be separated from other refuse.
'ec* Sorry no refrigerators, A/C units, batteries,
.. tires orpaint will be accepted at this cleanup.
(RAIN DATE APRIL 30)
Remember ... Monday is recycle pickup day in Anna Maria.
Please set your blue bin at the curb.
For questions about recycling, call Anna Maria City Hall, 708-6130, ext 26.
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Looking for inspiration
Students from Anna Maria Elementary School's
third-grade classrooms hiked to the Anna Maria
Island Artists Guild Gallery in the Island Shopping
Center last week for a variety of artist demonstra-
tions by guild members. Jean Tourt, right, demon-
strated watercolor and offered tips on how to create
better artwork. Debbie Shainker, below, worked
with students in her medium of pastels, and Rolf
Bertram, bottom; inspired students to create digital
photographs as art. Students shown here are from
Kathy Granstad's class, and with Bertram are, from
left to right, in back, Rachel Tschida and Shannon
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A special display, "Celebration
of Beauty and life," by artist Nancy
McClure Law will open Island Gal-
lery West's celebration of 15 years
on Anna Maria Island.
The artist spent her early years in
Argentina and Long Island, then
with her husband Rob Law lived in
Vermont for 30 years before coming
to Bradenton in 1997.
Opening reception for the Law
exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. Wednes-
day, April 27. Gallery hours are 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The
gallery is at 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Details may be ob-
tained at 778-6648.
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New school named for Judge Willis
The newest school in, the county.is being named
after a longtime Manatee Circuit Court judge, Robert
Manatee County School Board action officially
makes the new elementary school in Lakewood
Ranch the Robert E. Willis Elementary School It
will open this fall to.an anticipated student popula-
tion of 800.
Not only was he an acclaimed aIlorney and a judge,
but Willis served as chairman of the count\ school
board and president of the Florida and Naiional School
Board Associations and was a member of the White
House Conference on Education in 1956.
"He spent countless hours working i ith students.
'teachers and patrons in support of better education for
Manatee County schools." said the citation naming the
He was born in Cortez Decr1-3, 1909,-son.of Au- -
Igustine and Mary Hine Willis, attended Manatee pub-
lic school. including the one-room school at Rye in
1917, and Palmetto and Manatee high schools.
He was admitted to the Florida bar after "reading
the law" as a law clerk under Dewey A. Dye. One of
his more famous cases was his representation of a dis-
abled World War II soldier who lost his land due to
nonpayment of taxes. Willis took the case all the way
to the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned lower
court decisions for his client.
As chairman of the Manatee County School Board
he oversaw the purchase of land for the planned Mana-
tee Community College, and in various ways assured
that "future generations of Manatee County students
would have better educational opportunities," the
school board citation said.
-He and wife Dorothy have three daughters, Bar-
bara Ann Willis Center, Dorothy Pauline Willis Clum
and Mary Jo Willis, and one.son, Robert Willis Jr.,,who
served many years as Bradenton Beach postmaster.
THE ISLANDER i APRIL 20, 2005 U PAGE 11
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Reservations being accepted
for trichamber luncheon
Reservations are beinm accepted for the lun-
cheon of the barrier islands' chambers of commerce
May 12, noting National Tourism Week and reveal-
ing the 2005 Shining Stiar ininei r.
It will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Longboat
.Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Cost is $20 for meinbers, $30 for nonmembers. Res-
ervations may Cbe made with the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
telephone 383-2466, fax 383-8217.
Theme will be "Dealing With the Changing
Tourism Landscape," featuring talks by Bill Geist,
tourism consultant and former president of the
Greater Madison, Wis., Chamber of Commerce, and
Larry White, executive director, Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Shining Star awards will go to winners from
among the nominees by chamber members of em-
ployees who have been outstanding in serving the
Details may be obtained from the Longboat
chamber or the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
'Good Morning, Longboat Key'
A "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast
will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 27,
at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce offices,
6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The "Good Morning" breakfasts are periodic
"mixers" for members. Reservations may be made
and further information obtained by calling 387-
Unbeaten by hurricanes,
hibiscus show goes on
Finally, the Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale.
seems to be on the way.It is planned this time for
May 28, barring ,tornis such as the onesl that
twice uprooted the sho\
It was planned o0 i-inall\ for l.ast Septenmber.
but Hurricane Charlie blec it out. detrol\ in: h(ll
plants being grown especially\ for the shli\.
The sponsoring Golb\ -Reai-soner Chipici ot
the American Hibiscus SI'ociet)i appe.l)ed for help
from the parent oriariization. the American Hi-
biscus Society. Help came in the form of alternate
sources of plants on the Atlantic Coast.
Then came Hurricane Frances, which "fin-
ished off our backup sources," said the local
group. "So we had no choice but to postpone our
show. Canceling was unthinkable."
Now, after grafting and growing a new sea-
son of plants, the members anticipate putting
800-1,000 blooms on display at the May 28 show
at the First Baptist Church, 1306 Manatee Ave.
Admission is free and there is plenty of park-
ing space, the society said. Bloom entries are to
be made from 9:30-11 a.m., the plant sale will be
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the public exhibition 1-4
p.m. Further information is available at 722-
Writers meet at library
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, May 2, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Original writing by members
will be read. Details are available at 761-9036.
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Center has tickets for Rays, Bosox
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has The game will begin at 2:15 p.m., the chance
handfuls of tickets for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays- for Islanders to see the world champion Red Sox
Boston Red Sox baseball game Sunday, April 24. in action. Deadline to get tickets is Saturday, April
It will be the Center's special day at Tropicana- 23. They may be purchased at the Center, 407
Field, and the Island is allowed 500 tickets at $15 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
each. The seats are between home plate and first Additional information may be obtained by
Base on the Rays' side. calling the Center at 778-1908.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 14, failure to appear. A Sarasota man was
arrested for failing to appear in court regarding several
traffic tickets he had recei\ ed. The man was stopped
after police saw him driving at a high rate of speed on
Gulf Drive at Willow Avenue. At first the driver re-
fused to stop even after police turned on the patrol car
lights and sounded his siren twice. When the man did
stop, he told police he was in.a hurry to get home and
was trying to get past a driver in front of him who he
said was going too slow.
April 16, criminal mischief. A limousine driver's
car was struck three times and dented by someone us-
ing a BB gun or slingshot.
Bradenton Beach no.reports
April 9, driver's license. After stopping a driver for
having one headlight out, the man was given a ticket
for never having been issued a drivers license. The.
owner of the car only had a learner's permit and was
not allowed to take the car. A relative of the car owner
presented police with a valid Florida license and drove
the car away
April 10, traffic hazard. A North Carolina woman
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Rev. Kenneth Gill
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had her car towed after it was found blocking the north
entrance to Manatee Public Beach.
April 10, bench down. Police found a bench at
White Avenue had been damaged by vandals.
April 11, driving while license revoked. A man
was stopped for failing to yield to traffic headed north
on Gulf Drive in front of Manatee Public Beach. An
officer said he had to brake his vehicle hard to avoid
hitting the driver, who \ as mrninig north on Gulf Drive
from Manatee Avenue. When police asked for the
man's driver's license, the man produced an identifi-
cation card. Police ran a criminal records check and
found the man's license had been revoked for five years
as a habitual traffic offender. He was arrested and taken
to the Manatee County Jail.
April 13, driving while license suspended. A New
Mexico man was arrested and taken to Manatee County
Jail when it was discovered he was knowingly driving
on a suspended license.
April 16, criminal mischief. A woman found four
small dents in the side of her car after she finished
shopping at Walgreen's. Police believe the dents were
caused by a pellet gun.
April 16, auto theft. A Bradenton man was arrested
for car theft after the owner of the truck allowed the
man to take his truck so the man could buy sheet rock
at Home Depot. When the man didn't return at the
agreed-upon time of 3 p.m., the owner tried to file a
stolen-vehicle affidavit, but police told him he couldn't
file one while he was drunk. The owner filed the affi-
davit the next day and police were able to find the al-
leged car thief through the man's girlfriend.
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Woman's Club makes
extra donation to PTO
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island has do-
nated $200 to the Parent Teacher Organization of Anna
Maria Elementary School, the club announced.
The donation is "in support of the 'Luaus of Learn-
ing' celebration" April 23 at the St. Bernard Catholic
Church hall, which the club noted is already sold out.
It is in addition to earlier donations to the school,
the Friends of the Island Branch Library and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Further information
may be obtained at 778-4865.
Reservations due now
for key chamber's cruise
Reservations are being received now for a cruise
sponsored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, with a deadline of April 20.for getting deposits
to the chamber.
The cruise will be the first fundraiser of its kind for
the Longboat organization. It will be Sept. 22-26 from
Tampa to Cozumel aboard the Carnival Inspiration.
Costs are $424 per person, double occupancy, for
an outside stateroom and $375 for an inside stateroom.
A $200 deposit per person is required by April 20, fi-
nal payment due by July 7. Proof of U.S. citizenship is
required in the form of a passport or certified birth cer-
tificate and driver's license..
Further infonnatio:n ma\ be obtained by calling 383-
2466, or gloefgren@ longboatkeychamber.com. Reserva-
tions.may be made with Fantasy Travel, 795-3900.
Materials sought for history book
Stories and photos for the follow-on volume of the
history of Anna Maria Island are being assembled and the
book is already taking shape, said author Carolyne
Needed are stories of and from early-day residents
and pictures dealing with the years 1940-60, said
Norwood, who is executive director of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society.
The first volume, "The Early Days, 1893 to 1940;" is
being sold at the Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria; Essence of Time, 5308 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach; Ginny's Antiques and Art, 5600 Marina Dri\ e,
Holmes Beach; Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA,
9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; and Charlie's on the Island,
5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information and photos for the second volume may
be taken to the museum or their handling arranged by
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Kindergarten registration, immunizations at AME
Kindergarten registration for the 2005-06 school
year will take place at Anna Maria Elementary School
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22.
The Manatee County Health Department mobile
immunization van will also be on site that day from 9
a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. offering free vacci-
nations for children of all ages.
The following vaccines are mandatory for kinder-
Five doses of DPT, unless the fourth dose was
given on or after the fourth birthday.
Four doses of polio, unless the third dose was
given on or after the third birthday.
A second dose of measles vaccine, preferably
measles/mumps/rubella, spaced at least one month apart
with the first dose given on or after the first birthday.
Bill Tester of the Anna Maria. Island -Kiwanis Club presents shares of the club's annual Easter sunrise service
collection to representatives of the Island's churches. Each church received $769.68 from the Kiwanis-
sponsored event. From left are Tester, who also accepted funds for Harvey Memorial Community Church; the
Rev. John Bonser, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; the Rev. Gary Batey, Roser Memorial Community Church;
and the Rev. Harry Parsell, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. Island Baptist Church and St. Bernard
Catholic Church had received their checks earlier.
Three doses of the hepatitis-B vaccine. Three
doses are required for kindergarten through fifth-grade
entry. The second dose is due one-two months from the
first dose, and the third dose must be six months from
the first dose.
One dose of Varivax, or a documented case of the
To register students for kindergarten, parents.
should bring the student's birth certificate with an of-
ficial seal, Social Security card, immunization record,
proof of a Florida physical exam within the past year
and proof of residency.
A school nurse will be available to review records
and answer questions.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 708-5525.
Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, April 25
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty, Baked Chicken Pieces,
Muffin, Steamed Green Beans, Peaches
Tuesday, April 26
Breakfast: Breakfast Hot Pocket, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun, Grilled Cheese with
Tomato Soup, Potato "Smiles," Chilled Pineapple
Chunks and Mandarin Oranges
Wednesday, April 27
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Super Donut, Cereal,
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Fish Sandwich on a
Bun, Steamed Peas, Tossed Salad, Chilled Straw-
Thursday, April 28
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks with Syrup, Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Corn Dog, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce,
Lettuce and Tomato Cup, Steamed Broccoli, Spring
Friday, April 29
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Sausage Biscuit, Cereal,
Lunch: Pan-style Pizza, Burrito, Tuna Salad Sand-
wich, Steamed Corn, Fresh Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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Customer: Same as registered owner.
Lienholder: Orlando Auto Brokers Inc. 3495 S. Orange Blossom Trail,
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Lien Amiount: $6,184.14
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b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in
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Wednesday, April 20
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.
Thursday. April 21
- 7:30 p.m. Manatee County Audubon Society
potluck dinner and craft "show and tell" at First Pres-
byterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton,
Friday, April 22 ...
6 to 9p.m. Smooth Jazz with Eric Darius at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.
Saturday, April 23
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis. Club speaker Jack Fones
at Cafe on the Beach, 2200 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
9.a.m. Horseshoe games atAnna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
3232 East Bay Drive
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9 a.m.- Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss
at the Spring Avenue beach access. Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-4977. Donations accepted.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "America's Boating Course"
at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1201 Eighth Ave.
W., Palmetto. Information: 729-7703.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Manatee County Audubon
Society Earth Day celebration at Felts Preserve;
4600 24th Ave. E. and Experimental Farm Road, Pal-
metto; Information: 758-2929
9:30 a.m. Sierra Club canoe/kayak paddle,
hike and bike ride at Myakka River State Park. Infor-
mation: 366-9596.,Fee applies.
Sunday, April 24
1 to 5p.m. "Sip and Shop" wine tasting at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.
2:15p.m.- Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Day at Tropicana Field in Tampa. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
Tuesday, April 26
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 Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.
Wednesday, April 27
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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12:30 to 4p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. 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 Shakes-
peare on the Bay featuring "Much Ado About Noth-
ing" at the Powel Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, through 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 for ages 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
"Dance the Night Away" at Palma Sola Botani-
cal Park April 29.
"America's Boating Course" at the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Palmetto, April 30.
Boating skills course at the U.S. Coast Guard,
Auxiliary, Bradenton, MAy 1.
Gulf Coast Writers meeting at Island Branch Li-
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 20, 2005 0 PAGE 15
Flat Stanley offspring Nicole on way home
By Jim Hanson
Those flat kids are going home at the end of the
month, as flat as ever and apparently no worse for their
journeys that included a sojourn on Anna Maria Island.
They started out as Flat Stanley in a book in
Ontario, Calif., and spread wherever there were kids
and cardboard and crayons.
Flat Stanley, it seems, is a storybook boy who got
flattened by falling bookshelves and bulletin board and
Carol Anderson with Flat Nicole.
can go just about anywhere and have all kinds of ad-
ventures because he is flat, according to Carol B. Th-
ompson, Holmes Beach resident with strong family ties
She got wind of the movement through her daugh,
ter-in-law, who had it from a teacher identified only as
Mrs. Wiley at Creek View School in California. Mrs.
Wiley's fourth-graders made flat replicas of themselves
and decided to send them around North America. -
One was by fourth-grader Nicole, and the card-
board foot-tall Flat Nicole ended up with Ms. Thomp-
son. Not ended.up, exactly. She took Flat Nicole to
Anna Maria Elementary School and many other places
where people gather on the Island. AME students re-
counted Flat Nicole's experiences here in her journal
so Mrs. Wiley's students can know all about them.
Christian Diaz, for example, wrote, "She was able
to sit in the bleachers with the parents, get to know
some of the baseball team's players and see me hit a
Megan Abstom wrote, "Flat Nicole went to a res-
taurant and almost fell in my spaghetti."
Well, Flat Nicole is about to go home, via Ms.
Thompson's daughter in Michigan. She in turn will
King Islanders selected for honors
Seven Island students attending Martha B. King
Middle School have been tapped for selection into the
National Junior Honor Society.
Students have to maintain a 3.75 grade-point aver-
age to qualify for entry into the scholar group.
Seventh-graders from the Island on the list include
Donna Barth, Paige Carper, Amanda Rodriguez,
Stephen Thomas and Alexandra Walstad.
The only Islander eighth-grader to make the list
was Severin Walstad.
send Nicole onward to Mrs. Wiley's class, along with
the journal, arriving by May 1 before the fourth-grad-
ers are sent off to summer vacations and fifth-grade.
MHS exhibit at Island art league
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host
the 11th annual Manatee High School Student Art
Exhibit May 6-31, with the artists' reception the
evening of opening day.
The exhibition of local high school artists'
works will be at the league's gallery, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Hours will be 9 a.m.-2:30
p.m. Tuesday-Friday. The reception will be from
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The long, long story of creation of a mooring field
This is the story of a long, long process that may
finally have come to a conclusion.
And, although much of the tale takes place in
Sarasota, perhaps Bradenton Beach can learn from the
boondoggles to the south and wind up with its own
About 25 years ago, City of Sarasota officials were
presented with a real problem with liveaboard boaters
anchoringg everywhere in city waters. Waterfront
homeowners were livid that they had to share their
million-dollar vistas with boats that, in some instances,
were literally held together with baling wire.
The city began the laborious process of enacting
Slaws to get rid of the rampant, scattered moorings. The-
problem, though, is that it couldn't just say, "no more
boats anywhere," so some designated areas had to be
set aside. After years of debate and months of vocal,
angry hearings, the city devised a plan that would al-
low boats to anchor for a few days in a lot of places,
and established some anchorages for more permanent
The mooring field locations were fixed off the
Sarasota Sailing Squadron, at the tip of City Island, and
just south of Marina Jack restaurant and marina, a little
west of Selby Gardens.
The problem, though, was that the itinerant boat-
ers were suddenly compressed into two areas. While
the squadron kept a firm rein on the matter, the anchor-
age off the downtown bayfront was another matter.
The anchorage quickly turned into a bedroom com-
munity for the homeless. Thefts at the marina were
Since bathroom, shower and laundry facilities at
Marina Jack were reserved for the persons who paid to
dock boats there, the anchorage residents were some-
what cavalier in their facility usage. Health and water-
quality issues were serious concerns since the mooring
customers seldom, if ever, utilized sanitary pumpout
It got so bad that a couple of guys were living in a
packing crate that rested on the bottom. They'd nailed
plywood onto to make it look like a boat.
Yes, it was that bad.
About 19 years ago, I got conscripted by my buddy
Jack Gurney to drive a bunch of Sarasota officials over
to Vero Beach to look at a mooring field they had there.
Gurney was the mayor of Sarasota at the time and also,
happened to live downtown in one of the condos on the
bayfront, giving him a front-row view of the hell that
was the anchorage.
Vero Beach has a very, very nice mooring field that
I guess can accommodate about 50 vessels of varying
size. People can stay a day, a week or a year, utilize the
laundrN and other onshore services, which include a
cozy little clubhouse and a modest ship's store. The
fees charged boaters are based on the size of the ves-
sel and are modest, The mooring field is operated by
the city and turns a nice profit.
We were all pretty enthused about the matter and
decided that a similar, although larger, waterborne
complex would be a nice addition to Sarasota's
bayfront. Work began on drafting plans to create a
Downtown Sarasota Anchorage.
That was in 1991. Fast forward to last Monday
night, when the city commission was scheduled to ad-
dress a proposal to create 109 mooring sites. Some sort
of progress, huh?
To, be sure, things have improved greatly at the
mooring field from a nadir about five years ago. Law
enforcement started a vigorous crackdown on onboard
rest room facilities. Boats had to have engines to an-
And that law enforcement crackdown brings the
matter to the shore of Bradenton Beach.
A lot of the worst offenders at the Sarasota anchor-
age upped anchor and sailed north to a section of Anna
Maria Sound just south of the city pier off Bridge
Street. The same pollution problems that Sarasota had
,to deal with became Bradenton Beach's problems.
Thievery was an issue, too one bayfront homeowner
found his garage freezer cleaned out, presumably by
one of the boat bums.
So Bradenton Beach began looking into establish-
,- ing a mooring field off the pier. My old buddy Gus
Antonini conducted a bay bottom mapping and depth
chart to determine where and how many vessels could
Police ,Chief S.am ,Speciale brought in a whole,,
bunch of anchorage experts affiliated with the Univer-
sity of Florida to talk to citizens and officials about how
and what to do to establish the anchorage.
Bradenton Beach has a unique problem, though, in
that it is about the only city around that has its bound-
aries end at the water's edge. No authority in the wa--
ter, no enforcement of anything out in the water except
by county and state officials.
Special started working on that matter, and then
things started to drag. Elections came along, commis-
sioners changed, and the mooring field concept got
shoved onto a back burner.
Then.a new commission came in last year, and the
UF gang got called down to give a little spiel --again.
But this time everyone involved got a pleasant surprise
because the hall was packed with people who wanted
to get cracking on getting a field established. Now.
Of course; the new commission is asking some of
the same questions that the old commission asked
about liability and staffing and added facilities and
costs and all the rest.
Cost is always a good question to pose, and the
numbers can be pretty staggering, depending on who's
doing the talking.
By the time the water clears in Sarasota, assuming
it does, the mooring field there will probably cost about
A 75-boat anchorage off Fort Myers cost about half
But the mooring field in the process of getting state
permits off the Sarasota Sailing Squadron has so far
incurred less than $5,000 because the squadron mem-
bers have volunteered their time and expertise to shep-
herd the paperwork through Tallahassee. It's taken a
year so far, but it's in the works.,
So here we are in Bradenton Beach: Five years and
counting. It will be fun to see how the race against
Sarasota shapes out and who gets the best time in the
mooring field event.
Species listing criteria change OK'd ...
but now what?
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission last week approved the modification to the
"imperiled species listing process," basing their new
process on something called the International Union for
the Conservation of Nature.
"We believe our actions today will make Florida's
process one of the most effective, science-based, recov-
ery-oriented processes in the world, but we recognize
the process may not be perfect," FWC Chair Herky
Huffman said, adding that the commission expects
regular updates from staff on how things are going.
The FWC was quick to add that the process
change "does not immediately affect the listing status
of any of the 118 animal species classified as endan-
gered, threatened or species of special concern in the
state list. It also will not affect the status of species on
the federal list, which revolves around different crite-
Environmentalists are concerned that the process
change could impact manatees and other critters as far
as their "endangered" versus "threatened" listing.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
How big was that fish? We may
soon know better
The FWC also is moving forward to more clearly
define.how to measure the length of a fish.
"FWC's saltwater fishing rules express size lim-
its of marine fish in either fork length or total
length," according to the agency. "Size limit mea-
surements for fish expressed in fork length, such as
Spanish mackerel, pompano, and'cobia, are consid-
ered to be easily understood by fishermen and do not
need further clarification. However, FWC rules do
not clearly specify how to measure fish that have
total length size limits,, such as red drum, spotted
seatrout and snook, subjecting the measurement of
total length to interpretation by fishermen and law
Under the proposed change, "total length means
the straight line distance from the most forward point
of the head with the mouth closed, to the farthest tip of
the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed, while the
fish is lying on its side. The commission is also propos-
ing to clarify the measurement for triggerfish b\ chang-
ing its measurement from total length to fork length.
Seems pretty simple, doesn't it?
Final public hearing on the new measuring stick
rule will be Sept. 21-21 in Sarasota and, if approved,
will go into effect Jan. 1, 2006.
Manatee County drinking water will face off
against water samples from throughout the state Thurs-
day for the title of "Best Tasting Drinking Water" dur-
ing the Fifth Annual Drinking Water Day in Tallahas-
Our water took the best in the five-county region
that includes Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Sarasota.
I knew they had wacky days designated in the Holy
City, but a "drinking water day?" Jeez.
Ellen and Ross Benjamin of Bradenton Beach with Ms. Benjamin's sisters, Cookie Moffet, left, and Nancy
Curnow, check The Islander between shivers at Houghton Lake, Mich., where they attended the wedding of
Ms. Benjamin's granddaughter .
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THE ISLANDER N APRIL 20, 2005 N PAGE 19
Winds keep fishers in bay, better weather ahead
By Capt. Mike Heistand thou, bI ,0,
It was a wind thing last week for most anglers, as 'it
a late-season cold front blew through and whisked
away most of the good offshore fishing action that ri ,
we've had for the past few weeks. .. :
The backwater fishing continued to be good, F"P. l
though, with lots of reports of big spawning trout com- .': ji. .I : ~
ing to the hooks, as well as redfish, snook aind floun-
der.: -I,, ,
B l o T l i t -1 .. ., .
The cooler weather chilled the water temps too, F '' i''
and the result is a continued occasional catch of sheep- 1 1 gi !
head around-all the rock or pier systems in the bays. .. ..
Enjoy the sheepies while you can, though, because -2 _"
they's pretty much done for another season.
But don't despair: Weather reports indicate the
winds will die and water warm this week arid the -,4
weekend's blustery winds may auger the last of the M, I .
season's cold fronts. 7--
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez .
Road said he caught snook to 28 inches, a few redfish -. .
to 25 inches, flounder to 18 inches and some trout up .. -.. .-. --
to 19 inches, all with whitebait.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the -: .,.. .; ,
cold and windy weather slowed the fishing for most .. e
Brett, left, and brother Jordan Smith caught these jacks while fishing with Capt. Mike Heistand. The Lake
Odessa, Mich., youths won a fishing trip with Capt. Mike at last year's Islander Fishing College.
Hoisted, with a little canine help
Charter boat Si, ayv Dog First Mate Wes Francis
caught this 53 1/2-pound gag grouper and needed a
little assitIlA1nc to lift thefishfor the photo from
Second Mate Maggie. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Capt. Scott Greer
We'd love to hear your fish
stories, and pictures are
welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-
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fishers last week, but those backwater anglers who did
go out did well with lots of spotted sea trout, redfish,
flounder, bluefish and a few sheepshead. "It was just
too rough to go offshore, though," Bill said.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching redfish, mackerel, pompano and a few lin-
gering sheepshead.. Overall, he said, fishing has been
Dave Sork at the, Anna Maria City Pier said
snook action is really starting to pick up at night, while
daytime anglers are doing well with mackerel on the
moving tides. The sheepies are still hanging around,
too, he added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots and lots of trout coming in now, with
catches usually reaching 24 inches in length. Redfish
action is also great in Terra Ceia Bay, and there are
black drum coming out of the cut.
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, mackerel from the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge system is a good bet, as well
as redfish from Terra Ceia Bay. There are also lots of
hungry flounder out there in the bays.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said the wind hut
his charters last week, but he did manage to get out and
catch good-size snook and limit catches of redfish.
Trout are in full spawn right now and are hitting hard,
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, the problem
has been the wind for anglers. For those willing to
weather the chop, the results have been good for trout
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Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said there was no Gulf
fishing for him last week, but his backwater trips pro-
duced lots of snook and redfish to 10 pounds.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The, Fish
Charters said fishing "has been fairly good in between
the wind fronts. Our clients have been catching gag
grouper to 15 pounds, kingfish to 25 pounds, mangrove
snapper to 5 pounds, blacktip sharks to 6 feet, plus red
grouper, scamp, & triggerfish. We have been fishing
out to 85 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico, using a
variety of live baits, frozen Spanish sardines and
shrimp for the snapper as bait."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on'the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he took Bill
Wade and his son out last week and caught a 12-pound
kingfish and some huge mackerel. Allen Scharm
caught snook and reds to 30 inches on another charter.
On my boat Magic, we did well with snook, reds
and trout from the backwaters.
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I Island Biz
Lynn is a rose
Lynn Parker has been named a managing partner
of RoseBay Real Estate located at 10015 Cortez Rd.
W. in Cortez..
As managing partner, she'll be responsible for
RoseBay's Manatee County operations, said Mike
Rosario of RoseBay.
She is the former vice president and general man-
ager for Wagner Realty and was the 2004 president of
the Manatee Association of Realtors. She was named
Realtor of the Year in 2003 by the association, and has
an extensive background in relocation management.
"I look forward to working with Lynn," said Mike.
"She brings a level of expertise needed to grow
RoseBay Real Estate in Manatee County. We're all
very pleased to have her in our organization."
Parker can be reached at 794-3734.
One of the telephone numbers listed in the April 13
Islander for Cortez Welding at 12111 Cortez Road W.
was incorrectly-listed. The correct number is 737-8667.
In the same issue; the telephone for the Gallery
Cafe at 4756 Cortez Rd. should be 761-1646.
Island real estate transactions
6426 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, L' Plage, a 1,872 sfla
/ 2,152 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 2003 was'-
sold 04/01/05, Point South LLC to Maurio for $1,625,000.
529 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,197 sfla / 4,548 sfur
-4bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1958 on a
140x150 lot was sold 04/01/05, Byers to Harper for
2808 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 50x100 Gulffront lot
was sold 03/31/05, Ferguson to Haber for $1,400,000.
305 17th St. N. Unit 305, Bradenton Beach Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,676 sfla / 2,118 sfur 2bed/2.5 bath
bayfront condo built in 2002 was sold 04/01/05, Maurio to
Siegal for $925,000; list $950,000.
523 741h St., Holmes Beach, a 1,646 sfla / 2,488 sfur
3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1959 on a
100x110 lot was sold 04/01/05, Adam to Clyne for
$850,000; list $875,000.
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616 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,314 sfla /
2,010 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1973 on
a 90x114 lot was sold 03/29/05, Pratt to Wilkie for
$630,000; list $659,000.
226 171h St. N., Unit 33, Bradenton Beach Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,320 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
2004 was sold 03/31/05, Ami Bayshore Development to
Haen for $599,000; list $599,000.
S6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 55, North Beach Village,
Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla /2,105 sfur 3bed/2,5bath/2car
attached townhome built in 1992 was sold 04/01/05,
Schaefer to Carpenter for $530,000; list $539,000.
246 17t',St. N., Unit 23, Bradenton Beach Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,268 sfla / 1,396 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 2004 was sold 03/30/05, Ami Bayshore De-
velopment to Ullom for $520,000.
1000 Gulf Drive, Unit 6, Beach. House Resort,
Bradenton Beach, a 450 sfla 1bed/1bath Gulffront condo
built in 1983 was sold 03/28/05, BHA LLC to O'Neill for
$430,000, list $430,000.
1000 Gulf Drive, Unit 7, Beach House Resort,
Bradenton Beach, a 450 sfla 1bed/1bath Gulffront condo
built in 1983 was sold 03/28/05, BHA LLC to Levins for
$430,000, list $430,000.
1000 Gulf D'rive, Unit 5, Beach House Resort,
Bradenton Beach, a 450 sfla 1bed/1bath Gulffront condo
built in 1983 was sold 03/28/05, BHA LLC to Neely for
$425,000, list $425,000..
6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 99, Shell Point, Holmes Beach,
a 1,436 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973 was sold 03/29/
05, Morasco to Mason for $330,000; list $369,900.
600 Manatee Ave., Unit 224, Westbay Cove, Holmes
Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977 was sold 03/30/05, Vitulli to Stogel for $330,000.
3306 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,296 sfla 2bed/
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04/05/05 Ward to Dider Properties LLC, for $1,390,000.
311 Iris St., Anna Maria, a 2,233 sfla / 3,519 sfur 3bed/
2bath/3car canalfront pool home built in 1997 on a 75x110
lot was sold 04/05/05, Holland to Schaefer for $875,000; list
205 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,384*sfla / 1,754 sfur
2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1968 on a 75x100 lot
was sold 04/05/05, Slavin to Sabow for $685,000.
411 80th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,000 sfla 3bed/3bath/
2car home built in 2004 on a 46x96 lot was sold 04/07/05,
Gulf to Bay Ventures LLC to Anhinga Key LLC for
$680,000; list $649,000.
200 Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 2,080 sfla
4bed/4bath multi-family complex built in 1974 on a 51x88
lot was sold 04/06/05, Cooper to Justin for $654,900;list
5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 32, Holmes Beach, a 1,188 sfla
/1,269 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built in 1969 was sold 04/04/
05, Northern Trust Bank to Vandergriend for $530,000; list
6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 42, Westbay Point and Mobr-
ings, Holmes Beach, a 1,066 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1977 was sold 04/04/05, Hegarty to Porter for
$510,000; list $529,000.
213 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 851 sfla 2bed/1bath
home built in.1935 on a 78x145 lot was sold 04/07/05,
Buttocovla to Teston for $500,000.
3007 and 3009 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, two 1,512
sfla 4bed/2bath duplexes on 50x105 lots were sold 04/05/
05, Ark Assets LLC to Paul for $999,000; list $999,000.
310 64th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,162 sfla / 2,459 sfur
2/bed/2bath/2car home built in 1981 on a 90x104 lot was
sold 04/06/05,.Bell to Morse for $480,000;list $465,000.
,239 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,586 sfla / 2,038 sfur
3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1956 on a 90x100 lot was-
sold 04/05/05, Bailey to CPE Exchange Entity LLC for
1000 Gulf Drive, Unit 9, Bradenton Beach, .Beach
House Resort, a 450 sfla 1bed/lbath Gulffront condo built
in 1983 was sold 04/06/05, BHA LLC to .Caron for
$435,000, list $435,000.
1000 Gulf Drive, Unit 4, Beach House Resort,
Bradenton Beach, a 450 sfla lbed/1bath Gulffront condo
built in 1983 was sold 03/28/05, BHA LLC to Sammer for
$425,000, list $425,000.
6500 Flotilla Drive Unit 167, Westbay Point and Moor-
ings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in-1978 was sold 04/05/05, Diestler to Hunting-
ton for $425,000; list $425,000.
3705 E. Bay Drive, No. 204, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 1,146 sfla / 1,247 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1980 .was sold 04/05/05, Bergstrom to Foellner for
$340,000; list $349,900.
Compiled by Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-
Bay Realty of Holmes Beach. He can be reached at (941);
713-4755 direct, or at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transactions may also be
viewed on the Web at islander.org. Copyright 2005.
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Duncan pair of wins extends lead in AAA standings
By Kevin Cassidy
Duncan Real Estate won both of its games last
week to improve to 3-1-1 in the Anna Maria Island
Little League AAA season, which is one full game
ahead of Morgan Stanley and two full games ahead of
West Manatee Fire District..
Duncan defeated Morgan Stanley 14-7 Friday,
April 15, to follow up an impressive 13-4 victory over
WMFD Monday, April 11. Wednesday's game be-
tween Morgan Stanley and WMFD was ruled incom-
plete and will possibly be replayed due to an inning
being started after the league-mandated time limit had
Duncan 14, Morgan Stanley 7
Southpaw pitcher Glenn Bower pitched four in-
Anna Maria Island Little
AAA League (ages 9-12)
,April 20 6:30 p.m.. WMFD vs. Morgan Stanley
April 22 .7 p.m. .WMFD vs. Duncan
April 25 6:30 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs. WMFD
AA League (ages 8-10)
April 21 5:30 p.m. Morgan Stanley-Harcon
April 21 7 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Cannons
April 26 5:30 p.m. MMorgan Stanley-Harcon
April 26 7 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Bark
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
April 22 5:30 p.m.
April 23 9 a.m.
April 23 10a.m.
Coast Bank vs. Harry's
Island Starter vs. Boyd
A&E vs. Beach House
nings, allowing six hits while recording all 12 outs via
strikeout, to lead Duncan past Morgan Stanley Friday,
April 15, in AAA baseball action;
Bower was pretty much untouchable except for the
third inning when two fielding errors behind him al-
lowed two runners on base for Zach Evans, who
brought home Giorgio Gomez with a double into the
right-center field gap. Daniel Janisch then plated Blake
Rivers and El ans x ith a single, while Janisch scored
on Martine Miller's single to left field to help Morgan
SStanley pull to within 11-5.
Duncan jumped on top with two runs in the top of
the first when Trevor Bystrom doubled to lead off the
game. Troy Koze' (ki walked and following a passed
ball that allowed both runners to move to second and
third, Glen Bower's two-out grounder got past first
Base scoring Bystrom and Koze\ ski for a 2-0 lead.
Morgan Stanley halved the Duncan lead in the
bottom of the inning when Blake Rivers ,ingled and
scored on an RBI double by Zach Even.-.
Duncan broke open the game in the top of the sec-
ond w hen Jake Rappe reached on an error in front of
Patrick Facheris and hMa Miller, \~ho both \ walked to
load the bases. B\t roln fllowl\ed with a i \o-run
double to left field. scoring Rappe and Facheris. Grant
Bower then plated Miller and B Ntrom \\ith a, double
to dead center and Grant Bow, er caine around to score
\ hen Kozes\\ ki tripled to gi\e Duncan a five-run lead,
ending the inning.
Anna Maria Island Little League
AAA standings as of April 15
Team Name Won Lost Tied
Duncan Real Estate 3 1 1
Morgan Stanley 2 2 1
WMFD 1 3 : 0
Duncan had one more big inning when they sent
nine batters to the plate in the top of the third to score
four more runs. Walks by Jordan Sebastiano, Kyle
Crum, Rappe and Austin Wash were sandwiched be-
tween a single by Glenn Bower and Facheris getting
beaned to help bring Sebastiano, Glenn Bower, Crum
and Rappe across the plate for Duncan.
Bystrom finished the day 2-for-4 including two
doubles and two runs scored to lead Duncan at the plate.
Glenn Bower went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and
Sebastiano doubled and scored two runs for Duncan,
which also received a triple and one run scored from
Kozewski and two runs scored from Rappe.
Morgan Stanley was led at the plate by Martine
Miller \\ h:, \\ellt 2-for-3 including a triple and three
RBIs and Janisch who had a two-run single and two
runs scored. Zach Even and Zach Evans each contrib-
uted RBI double s \ hi le Kyle Parsons had a single and
one run scored and Rivers singled arid scored twice to
round out the Morgan' Stanley offense.
Duncan 13, WMFD 4
Troy Kozewski allowed only three hits and struck
out six iiifour innings ofI mound \ ork to help Duncan
Real Estate to a 13-4 victory on Monday, April 11.
.WMFD was nursing a 3-1 lead when Duncan put
seven runs on the board in the top of the third inning
to break the game open. Walks by Alex Hall, Austin
Wash, Glenn Bower and Travis Belsiit were sand-
wiched around two singles in the inning by.Trevor
Bystrom and a triple from Jordan Sebastiano that
turned into a grand slam home run thanks to a throw-
Sebastiano finished the game 2-for-3 including
three-RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Duncan
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
offense, which also received a pair of singles and two
runs scored from Glenn Bower. Bystrom and Wash
each added two singles and one run scored to round out
the Duncan scoring.
Justin Succa went 2-for-3, while Tommy Price and
Joey Hutchinson each singled and scored one run to
lead the WMFD offense in the loss.
Don't miss AMICC Day at the Trop
All Anna Maria Islander baseball fans are invited
to the fifth-annual Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sunday,
April 24. The defending World Series champion Bos-
ton Red Sox are coming to town to take on our Tampa
Bay Devil Rays for a Sunday afternoon game that gets
started at 2:15 p.m.
The seats are located between home plate and first
base and can be purchased for $15 each at the Center.
Only 300 seats remain so call the Center at 778-1908
for more information or to reserve your seats at
Islanders play senior league ball
Islanders Shane Pelkey, Sean Price, Tanner Pelkey,
Pat Cole, C.J. Wickersham and Jordan Pritchard are
members of Team Bordes, a Senior League baseball
team for 15- to 16-year-olds. They join ownersr" Jus-
tin Roberts, Nate Mozeleski, Carl Ricciardi, Braun
Balsai, Justin Wollett and Chad Wickersham on a team
that is hot of late.
After losing to Venice 2 and Braden River 1 in
their first two games, they have reeled off four wins in
succession over Venice 3, Central Sarasota 2, Braden
River 1 and avenged an earlier loss to Braden River 1
in their most recent game.
Anna Maria Islanders
Roller Hockey schedule
April 23 11 a.m. Sun vs. Play It Again
April 23 12 p.m. Sun vs. True Value
April 28 7 p.m. True Value vs. Play It Again
THOUSANDS OF HOMES ONE ADDRESS
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RARELY AVAILABLSiell Point 2BR/2BA unit w/a peek at the bay & pool/courtyard
views. $339,000. Christina Miller, 748-6300 or 713-2340. 505360
ISLAND RETREATFpdated 1-2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo w/private patio. Close
to the beach. $329,900. Barbara Westendorf, 748-6300 or 685-6109. 501694
LOCATION, LOCATloKirge 3BR split plan home in The Crossings w/an enclosed
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNIitfal West Bradenton 3BR/2BA w/over 2,000 SF & an ex-
tra lot No deed restrictions. $230,000. Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or 518-1278.506777
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Glenn Bower makes a nice basket catch on a short pop fly in front of third base for his Duncan Real Estate
team. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Sean Price is:contributing mightily for Team
Bordes as a pitcher and as a hitter. He currently has a
2-0 record including one save, while also leading the
team in hitting with a robust .632 batting average that
includes 10 RBIs and eight runs scored. Shane Pelkey
serves as the starting catcher and has fashioned a .412'
batting average with eight runs scored. Other Island
contributions have come from Tanner Pelkey who
starts in right field, Pat Cole who serves time on the
mound and behind the plate, C.J. Wickersham who
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starts at third, and Jordan Pritchard who utilizes his
speed in the outfield and as a pinch runner.
Ricciardi, (.400 batting average) Chad
Wickersham (.500 BA, 2-0 pitching record) and Braun
Balsai (.333 BA) also play key roles for Team Bordes.
Next up for Team Bordes is a 7 p.m. game against
Central Sarasota at G.T. Bray Park's baseball field.
After that, Team Bordes has five remaining regular
season games before the season-ending pool-play tour-
nament at Braden River Park.
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area lifestyle specialist.
Contact Amy at
i -(941) 779-1811 for all of
LI your REAL ESTATE needs!
The JEWEL of Gulf Coast Real Estate
WA ESA TE *PP RTU ITES .ORANNAMARIA ANDBEYON
BRADENTON BEACH. Whimsical bayfront
paradise just one block from Gulf. Artisan details
thru out, boat dock, new seawall, Indonesian
courtyard, pool-with waterfall, sep. guest quarters,
circular stairways, 360-degree water views from office
hide-away MAR #505567 Offered at $2,590,000
HOLMES BEACH. Brand new island-style
townhome with deeded boat slip open design,
custom finishes, 3 BR, 2 BA, tropical pool. Close to
bay, beaches, dining and shopping. Completion in 3
months. SAR #273743 Offered at $814,000
Virtual Tours & Photos
KEY ROYALE. Million dollar bay panoramas can be
yours! Tale advantage is this incredible Anna Mar.a
Island opportunity. Full bay view lot in ,er, desirable
community. Fully landscaped and read/ for new
custom home. Boat dock allowed; MAR 505818
Offered at $2,000,000
S residence 'ith Iots
Sr^ """ : ^ 'i' S of charm 3n. jl
character. 3 bed -
rooms, upd ; ed
high ceilir .
setting, fireplace, 2-cargarage with
French doors could be artist's studio
or office. Fabulous location near
Siesta Key beaches! SAR #270393
Offered at $619,000
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TWO SOFAS with ottomans, floral print, $250 each;
one sleeper sofa, queen size, Florida colors, $250;
four swivel kitchen chairs, Florida colors, $25 each.
GOLF CART: Electric 1995 EZ-GO. Excellent con-
dition, has roof, needs batteries with charger. $1,000.
FREE DELIVERY. to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm..Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales
racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.
YARD SALE: 9am-lpm Friday-Saturday, April 22-
23. Cleaning out the cupboards and the closets. 730
Holly Rd., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday, April
23-24. Vast assortment. 725 Norton St., Longboat
Key. Turn east from Gulf of Mexico Drive onto Gen-
eral Harris, then left on Norton. (Please park on one
side of street only.)
YARD SALE: 8am Saturday, April 23. Several fami-
lies involved. Singer sewing machine, play box,
dishes, some tools, clothes, Barbie dolls, round
table, glass salad bowl set, jewelry, books, pasta
maker. Something for everyone. 409 72nd St.,
GET A REAL estate license in one week! Day and
evening classes. Only $229. Be a part of the pros-
perity! Professional School of Real Estate. Call (941)
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
. !SS ', 1 ._
SUNSET BEACH PILATES: Flatten tummy, define
muscles, improve flexibility, posture and balance.
Perfect for beginners. 7:30pm Tuesday, Thursday.
Julia, (941) 778-1416.
GUITARIST SEEKS other musicians and singers for
informal jams. Call (941) 962-2544.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience
the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The
Islander,.or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC
or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.
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. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
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.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
La Costa, directly on the beach,
2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Breathtaking sunsets-from your lanai.
Pool, saunas and tennis. $769,000.
502 72nd Street
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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.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great!
$1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.
1992 CHRYSLER LE BARON Convertible V6.
White. 110,000 miles, runs great. Needs top. $2,200.
NEW MOTOR BIKE for sale: Now half price, only
$600! 180-miles-per-gallon. 40-mph maximum
speed. Call (941) 779-9083.
NEEDED: ANNA MARIA dock space to rent for 21-
foot Boston whaler. Preferably near north end of
Anna Maria. Boat is seldom used. Need a conve-
nient place to keep it. Call (205) 488-3929.
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, tons of fun! Call
(941) 778-6234, or e-mail email@example.com.
$12,900 or best offer.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
FIND IT! BUY IT! SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
SARASOTA BAYVIEW! SUPER LOCATION
Duplex or. single family home
located on Sarasota Bay with
gorgeous open water views of
..... mangroves, Intracoastal .and
bay. Home consists c( -BR./
4BA, newer kitchen and master
S ath with jacuzzi tub and two
boat docks with vacant lot on
ibay. Offered at $959,900.
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
Super opportunity to own Island business! Offered at:
$199,500 & Inventory.
(941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or-Rentals 778-0770-
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Top sales agent for
A Smith Realtors for
the month of March
Top listing agent
for Smith Realtors
for the month
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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.
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
EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER with CPR license, 14
years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-2469.
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 5496.
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 resi-
dence. Call Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.
REAL 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 Restaurant,
902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.
HOUSEKEEPER EMPLOYMENT: Island luxury
hotel. Experience required. Transportation required.
Weekends required. 15-20 hours/week. Good start-
ing pay with raises. Call (941) 778-1237.
FULL-TIME DELIVERY driver needed. Must be
dependable and able to follow directions. Valid
driver's license required. (941) 778-3441.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
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.
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER needed immedi-
ately. Year-round position. Apply in person. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
.ALL POSITIONS: Caf6 on the Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or
part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and din-
ner. 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.
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.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
5404 Marina Dr.'
7787978 il ax
The Terrace This beautiful 2bed/2bath turnkey town home is just 100
yards to the beach and has no rental restrictions! With a pool, 3 decks,
and peeks of the gulf this unit has great income potential. $459,000
Call Jesse Brisson at (941) 713-4755 for more info
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box.2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
This superlative 4BR/4BA
-.r -, bayfront Mediterranean estate
offers every amenity the discern-
ing home buyer could imagine!
From the custom made wrought-
a iron entry gates and handsome
brick-paved driveway, to the spar-
kling bayfront, featuring a heated
swimming pool with waterfall spa,
this unique and wonderful villa will make your dreams come true! Amenities
include deep seawalled boat dockage and a private, elevated master suite
with custom bamboo floors and Asian themed Kohler bathroom, plus his and
hers walk-in closets and panoramic bayside veranda. The great room floor
plan is enhanced by vdlume ceilings with crown moulding, travertine floors,
radius walls and rounded corners, custom casement windows and doors and
a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinets, stainless appli-
ances and wine cooler, plus a bayside summer kitchen! The finest home cur-
rently available on the island priced at $3,500,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
'M. pdi. P I.t $-. .- -,775-000
Property Management and Leasing!|
Manatee MLS as of 04/14/05,. Total Island Properties For Sale: 219
f'SFR. Condo, Duplexl hna'ir> Dr; s771fC nnn -
IVIlUII IIa I I rleU l I ,IUUU
Total Pending: 129 Median Price: $652,500
Total Sold Since 1/1/05:107 Median Price: $572,450
Call us for Annual
and Seasonal Rentals _
Judy Karkhoff 941-778-7777
Realtor attended Anna Maria Elementary School, University of MN (BA) and UCLA Business School '
Vacation retreat or cozy home!
Turnkey' Much character in this spacious 2BR/IBA Northwest
Bradenton home. Minutes to beach, six blocks to booa
ramp, boat/RV parking okay Features include two Irving
areas with fireplaces, huge
kitchen with real butcher -
block counters ample-sized
front porch with swing and
hard wood floors. Excellent
condil0on' Detached garage.-
,. Opporiuril, kno,:ks in
Great rarely available. 3BR./2bA Laurel Oak Park
home Built in 2002 sho-'s like a model! Features
include living room, family -~F -
room, eaon kitchen. French ;r. i, *. -
door enir,', sparkling heated '
pool, large lanai area lush
Iropical landscape private
seeing and more! H.me
really brings the outdoors in
Wonderful curb appeal!
CALL Rebecca Samler, PA., Realtor
Direct line 941-737-7955 Office 941-758-7777
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Flgulfcoastproperty.com
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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 con-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service-and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free 'advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
SExperienced 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.
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.
FREE HOUSESITTING: Retired Christian couple
seeks furnished house near beach. Available any-
time. References. (770) 832-7319.
AUNTIE M's HOLMES Beach Coin Laundromat offers
professional dry cleaning and wash/fold, Monday
through Friday. Call for hours, (941) 778-6772. Self-
service 24/7. Island Shoppirig Center, Holmes Beach.
BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home man-
agement/watch, housekeeping, maintenance. (941)
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
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To'p 4 '- W Ide
Gabe Buky Best Team! Charles Buky_
941-374-5772 Bes Properties! 941-228-6086
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 portraits,
weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
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.
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,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call (941)
_' i The Hibiscus -F-trand new
-Mediterranean flats nestled between
th' e azure blue waers of the Gull of
Mexico and picturesque Coquina Reet. .
Carefree waier-tront Ilving with all Ire
luxuries and conveniences one would
desire. Two car-plus garage, elevalor.
sparli;na pool. Recently completed
and ready for ,mrnediate occupancy .
Model Open Daily Starting at 895,000
Tina Rudek (941) 920-0303
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 in-
stallation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and
commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 748-3356.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. Statelicensed
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 4BR/3BA home, all new with
awesome views and 215 feet on Bimni Bay Pool, boat
docl,' lift, sailboat water and eYtra large lot.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay canallront home with 175
leet on the water. Quality renovation throughout this
spacious 4BR home. Wood-burning fireplace, pool,
dock, lift and deep water. $1,995.000.
There are 35 homes for sale that are canal, bay or
beachfront, starting at $479,000.
Coldwell Banker Previews
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive m Longboat Key, FL 34229
IDEAL LOCATION IN HISTORICAL
ANNA MARIA VILLAGE
This 3,000 sf building offers unlimited potential for
business opportunities. Combination storefront, gift
shop, beach shop, rental shop, artist gallery or office
space. Use the space you need and lease out the rest to
help pay your mortgage! Offered at $1,500,000.
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9906 Gulf Drive Ken Ja
Anna Maria Kathy (
in Dahms, 778-0542
607 Concord Lane
Quarter-acre lot with canal in back,
Marina view from front, 1668 sf, two
bedrooms, two baths, new lanai, many,
many extras. $795,000.
Call Chris and John
Christine T. Shaw, OF ANNA MARIA ISLANI), INC.
John van Zandt,
Realtors 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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Beautiful 3BR/2BA home with private dock. No bridges to
Gulf. New kitchen, bathrooms, windows and doors. Newly
painted inside and out. Tile floor throughout, Near white
sandy beaches, shops and restaurants. $729,900
Call Piroska Planck 941-730-9667
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.
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TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-,
ing, .repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,.
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
SWhy 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-
surgewashing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
6170 or 447-2198.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on since 1992.
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The Isirid er
One year old 5BR/5BA, four-car
garage and elevator. Outside spi-
ral staircase leading down to lush
heated pool area overlooking bay.
Beautifully furnished. and tiled
throughout. Private dock and
great fishing. Excellent rental his-
tory in place. Call Anne Huber
^/ \f SUTTON GROUP REALTY
SEniov the Charm...
... of this unique two-story home in the heart of
Bradenton's prestigious "River District." 4,000 sf,
4-6BR/4BA with hardwood floors, two wood-burning
fireplaces, guest quarters and master suite with decks
offering river views. One-of-a-kind charm! $585,000.
OPEN HOUSE APRIL 23 & 24 1-4PM
223 21st St. W., Bradenton
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 HQME repair: Local references,
free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your satis-
faction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.
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)
POOL HOME AVAILABLE .for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Man-
aged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
RENT it fast with an ad in The Islander.
LONGBOAT KEY FAMILY COMPOUND
', Three homes with a swimming pool
S' 'Investment opportunities
"7F I -Condos and homes $125,000 and up.
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"We ARE the Island!"
CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy,
quiet area. Seasonal, $900/month, $500/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.
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.
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)
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/
1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk
to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
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month. Available-May 1. Sue'Carlson, An Island
Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.
ARTIST STUDIO: May-November 2005. $75/month,
lavatory in studio, air-conditioned, use of kitchenette/
bath. Call before April 26. (941) 778-1577.
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: Furnished 1BR/1BA annual.
5400 Gulf Drive #20, Holmes Beach. $1,350/month.
Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Re-
alty, (941) 779-0733.
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.
ONE BLOCK to beach! 7205 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Furnished 1BR/1BA annual $800/month.
Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Re-
alty, (941) 779-0733.
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.
VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach. Great for
large groups, reunions, receptions, etc. Sleeps 18-
20. (941) 232-4585. www.gulfcoastrentals.com "Co-
CORTEZ ROAD CONDOS: Canal access to Gulf
with dock. 1-2BR, furnished. Book now for next year.
For more information, (863) 687-4052 or 686-5705.
MIRROR LAKES Condo, Bradenton. Great location!
Unfurnished 2BR/2BA. Tennis, pool. Annual $1,350/
month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, Ah Island
Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. 2BR/2BA
two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit.
Close to Anna Maria beaches and stores. Owner,
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. (941)
ANNUAL, WITH POOL: 3BR/2BA furnished. 3205
67th St. W., Bradenton. $1,50,0/month. Available
May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941)
CORTEZ/ BRADENTON BEACH area. Nicely fur-
nished and spacious, 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Elevated
with deck. All utilities supplied, shared laundry room,
off street parking. $975/month. (941) 761-2725.
DIRECT GULFFRONT:. Furnished 2BR/2BA annual.
5400 Gulf Drive #31, Holmes Beach. $2,000/month.
Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Re-
alty, (941) 779-0733.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay
with dock, $1,400/month; 3BR/1BA, Anna Maria,
$875/month; 2BR/2BA, Gulffront condo, $2,000/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-
2307 for details.
GULFFRONT VACATION Rental: Anna Maria
Beach, two 3BR apartments, fully equipped.
Porches, sundecks, tropical setting. Immaculate!
Owner, (941) 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT condo: 1BR/
1.5BA, sleeps four. Remodeled April 2005. Pool.
$900/week, $2,900/month, plus security. Nonsmok-
ing. (941) 322-6203.
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
bayview condo, $2,900/month; 3BR/2BA, across
from Bay Front park, $1,400/month; Holmes Beach,
2BR/1.5BA, close to beach, $1,200/month; Holmes
Beach, 1BR/1BA, recently updated, $700/month.
Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL: 205 69th St., Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer. Including utilities $900/month, plus
deposit. (941) 778-2556.
YEARLY RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer hookup, carport, $900/month; 3BR/2BA, washer/
dryer hookup, $950/month; 2BR/2BA, $725/month. No
pets. Dolores Baker Realty, (941) 778-8500.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR in Holmes Beach. $600/
month, plus utilities and deposit. (941) 778-6541
weekdays, or 504-3844 evenings.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY WITH utilities. 300 feet
to beach. Suitable for one person with references.
$635/month plus $800 deposit. (941) 778-1379.
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton
Beach, one block to beach. High ceilings, clean, no
pets. $900/month. (941) 778-4665 or 725-2549.
SUMMER VACATION RENTALS: Palma Sola Bay
townhouse, 2BR/2BA with pool and boat slip, $550/
week; Perico Bay Villa, 2BR/2BA with garage,
$1,100/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
ANNUAL: CLOSE to beach. 2BR/1BA newly up-
dated apartment. (941) 778-1919.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site
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great Gulf view and beautiful beach. Great rental
property or build your dream home with government
grant moneys to assist. $725,000. 2916 Avenue E,
Holmes Beach. Call Andy Woods at Signature Re-
alty, (813) 299-9017.
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON River Ridge: Taste-
fully decorated Florida-style home with custom fea-
tures, including stainless appliances and granite
counters with marble fireplace. Flooring is tile, wood
and carpet. Pool and spa electronically controlled to
heat with either gas or electric. Full security system
is active. Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees.
Partially furnished 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 ca-
thedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak floor-
ing. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA. For sale by
owner. (813) 285-1801. Principals only.
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. (716) 572-2484.
WATERFRONT HOME: Exceptionally nice 3BR/
2BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-
4488. Don't miss out! Priced to sell.
CANALFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA in Flamingo Cay.
Two-car garage, caged/heated pool, boat lift and
davits. Great waterfront community convenient .to
everything. $669,000. (941) 761-8407.
BEST BUY Condo with boat slip and heated pool.
$279,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
KEY WEST-STYLE pool home: Renovated 3BR/
2BA with deeded boat slip. Lush tropical landscape,
brick-paver deck and patio, privacy fence, screened
lanai and hot tub. Interior features include open-
floor plan, cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tile, wood
flooring, gas fireplace, new kitchen with stainless-
steel appliances and maple cabinets. Many custom
features. Turnkey -furnished in island decor.
$679,900. By appointment only. (941) 518-9275.
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AFFORDABLE CENTRAL Bradenton. 2BR plus den
end-unit villa. Minutes to beaches. Only $115,000.
Exclusive listing, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
THE "WATERWAY" in west Bradenton: 9604 Cortez
Rd., W., Unit #313.2BR/2BA, luxury waterfront condo,
first floor, secure, updated, spa, pool, tennis courts,
exercise room and billiards. Minutes to beach.
$365,000. Open house 11am Saturday-Sunday, April
23-24. Call Bob or Jane, (941) 792-3794.
LONGBOAT KEY: Great value. North end, quaint
village. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. 400-sf master
suite, cathedral ceiling. Under the stars hot tub.
Steps to Sarasota Bay. $649,900. Call Fred Flis
direct, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
VILLAGE GREEN: 2BR/2BA condo with enclosed
one-car garage and finished rear lanai. Great loca-
tion for getting places fast, east to shopping or west
to beaches. Offered at $195,000. Realtors nego-
tiable. Call (518) 253-5518.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Older remodeled
home. 3BR/1BA with room to expand, nice ceramic
tile, open plan, crown moldings, minutes to
beaches, shopping and schools. $249,900. Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see the
beautiful, peaceful mountains of western moun-
tains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy, N.C. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com..
Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.
AUCTION 7,542+/- sf home and 36.4+/- acres di-
vided. 10 am Saturday, April 30. Surry County, N.C.
Iron Horse Auction Co., Rockingham,. N.C. (910)
997-2248 NCAL 3936 www.ironhorseauction.com.
NORTH CAROLINA: mountainview estates, new gated
community of custom full log homes. Pre-construction
prices. Models open daily. Five miles to Cherokee-
Harrah's casino, minutes from golf. From $299,000.
(877) 888-2224. www.mountainviewestates.org.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Panoramic
views and mountain streams in high elevation be-
tween Boone and Asheville. Tracts range one to
five acres with access and utilities from $49,900.
(800) 455-1981, ext. 148.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA mountains. Where
there is cool mountain air, views, stream homes,
cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of mountain
property sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy,
317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS: Helena, Montana. 4.7
acres $79,990. Ride out your back door to millions
of acres of national forest! Awesome lake and
mountain views, close to Canyon Ferry Lake. Min-
utes to Helena: Soils tested, utilities, ready to build
on. Call owner (888) 770-2240.
FORECLOSED GOVERNMENT Homes. $0 or low
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Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this breezy from the white sandy beaches, shopping and center. Zoned PRM $320,000. Call Cindy
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MANSION IN THE SKY Bayfront5BR/5.5BA penthouse,
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EXCEPTIONAL DUPLEX 2,368 sf of living area with elevator lift. Owner's
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The Jewel in the crown completes the most successful residential/investment development in the Island's history. Pre-construction prices with
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3224 East Bay Drive
No wonder in 34 years of
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never had a property not sell!
Geoffrey Wall, G.R.I. P.A.
ULTIMATE BEACH COTTAGE
One half block to bay and Gulf. Walk
toallthe trendy restaurants and bou-
tiques. Room for pool.
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BEAUTIFUL AND NEW. Great location, close
to the beach and on a large lot. 2BR/2BA
nicely updated, new siding new roof new
130-mph impact windows, new hardwood
floors and new carpet Open floor plan
$625.000 MLSt 504700.
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WALK TO THE BEACH from this 3BR,'2BA el
evated home on Anna Maona Island. Ilolion
tile in living areas carpel in bedrooms Huge
Mnarn irnl garage has plenty of room for two cors plus
!' ... .. a game room Great location Turnkey fur.
i""'' nislied $699 000 MLSY 503004
ONE HOUSE FROM THE BEACH ihis 3BR
2BA home ~s a popular island rental Turnkey
l urn .hed in Florida style with w sher.
dryer Screened porch to ernov balmy
Wend,, Folde. .veather Wonderful location' Rooftopdeck
.;. r' ..,. ges great views of the Gulf of Me/ico
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ELEVATED MEDITERRANEAN VILLA in perfect
location close to the beach and shopping
Turnkey furnished, lush landscaping, solar
healed pool. 3BR/3BA, two-car garage.
wood flooring and much morel $699 000
THESE EXQUISITE PRIVATE RESIDENCES are
brand new 3BR/2 5BA units some vith
partial and others with direct v,evs of the
Gulf After completlorn i May 2005 PRICES
WILL BE INCREASED No., $1 200 000
$2 500 000
WATCH THE DOLPHINS ump from this
direct Gulffront upstairs unit. Totally
renovated Spacious living area, 2BR/2BA,
utility room with washer/dryer Healed pool
and directly on the beach make this a
perfect second home or rental $899.000
2BR/2BA CONDO direcil) on the Gulf of
Mexico Spectacular blue-green water and
junel ,viev.s The complex includes heated
pool tennis courts iouna, and direct beach
access $769 000 MLSi 506380
STUPENDOUS LOCATION: Duplex up and TERRIFIC ISLAND LOT located on desreable
do.,nslair; Sleps to Ihe beach or great cor Anna Mara Island in Holmes Beach Three
ner lot 28R..2BA up and 2BR.,2BA do..'n blocks from Ihe Gulf beaches and located
pliu fabulous decks and n.ce ,ie..;- on the .-ei i>ide of Gulf Drive Ready to
}795 000 MLS# 506602 build your island dream home $299 000
KEY WEST-STYLE BEACH HOME 3BR/
2BA with views of the Gulf The inside is
stunning and professionally decorated by
owner Open Floor plan, Bahama shutters,
large screened porch and private
landscaped yard out back Steps to the
beach. $629 000 MLS# 504522
EXCELLENT CANAL FRONT LOCATION! N.ce
2BR/,2BA home %,,th a two-car garage, jus
one house from open end of canal. Dock let
ki lift .huge back yard with room for a pool
Bu.ld up for great v.e.v of the Ba, $879 000
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STEAL OF A DEAL! ,ccessful beachfron
restaurant popular ..ith the locals anc
tourists in prime location (Business Only
Includes 1.600 si equipment furniture
fi.Aures. inentory name and goodwill
$199 000. MLSf 500591
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SPECTACULAR RENOVATION Located on a canal with
partial bay views, this designed home will feature 4BR/
4.5BA. A grand foyer is one of many amenities. Floor plans
S and elevations are available. Act now and you can coordi-
nate your own colors, etc. Call agent for details. Karen Day.
778-2246. #503717. $1,500,000.
1'enS a B w e g .
A RARE FIND! Anna Maria Gult Front lot. REY wlSi I un in rIaIiuouS Ouli ano Oay
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246: views from this furnished 2BA/2BA unit in a
#504998. $2,000,000. small, extremely well-built complex in 1999.
Secured elevator and heated pool. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #506335. $595,000.
FABULOUS ISLAND DUPLEX Newly remod-
eled Holmes Beach duplex. 2BR/1BA each
side, close to beach. A is rented to an annual
tenant, B furnished perfect island retreat.
Owner/Agent. Jay Heagerty. 727-2800.
INMNIA IVIAnI' CunVU ralutal unII anai uay
views. Great opportunity for owner/investor,
turnkey, furnished, rentals already scheduled.
Approximately 1,300 sf, 2BR/2BA. Laurie
Dellatorre, 778-2246. #502656. $458,900.
HOLMES BEACH BUNGALOW Charming
3BR/2BA beach bungalow. Bright and sunny
with open floor plan and carport. Short walk to
Gulf Beaches, near shopping and restaurants.
Sandy Greiner, 794-2246. #505859. $450,000.
ISLAND BAYFRONT Enjoy rne panora.rrmi
intracoastal view from your balcony or from
your new dock. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished,
perfect island getaway. One block to Gulf
beach. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246.
GULFFRONT CONDO 1BR/1BA directly on RUNAWAY BAY 2BA/2BA on Gulf Drive. All
the beach. Totally remodeled, ceramic tile, new appliances in kitchen, new A/C and wa-
crown molding, new central air. No rental re- ter heater. Nice lake view plus Intracoastal.
strictions. Betty Arnold, 761-3100. #501351. Don't wait this one will sell. Harold Small.
$424,900. 778-2246. #504543. $399,500.
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