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All for-the birds
Clearwater Audubon Society member Sid Crawford, left, starts a gas-powered auger to drill holes in Bean
Point where Nancy Douglass will place stakes in the beach to cordon off and keep beachgoers from the
nesting least terns. Douglass, who works 13 counties for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, said the area is one of the finest she's seen for nesting least terns and black skimmers. Nancy Ambrose of
Manatee County Audubon and The Islander is at the right. Inset birds, left, low-flying least tern, right, black
skimmers, photos by Dave Kandz/rbdigital.biz. Warning sign and beach scene photos by David Futch.
Bean Point beach marked
for nesting bird protection
By David Futch
It's a bird-eat-bird world out there.
If you don't think so;just ask Nancy Douglass with
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
Douglass and co-worker Diana Lawhorn along
with National Audubon Society members Monday
were on the beach in Anna Maria to cordon off a foot-
ball-field-sized area to protect the nests and chicks of
rare least terns and black skimmers.
For Douglass, the area about 1/4 mile north of the
Sandbar restaurant is one of the finest habitats left in
Florida for these birds to rear their young.
Douglass, who covers 13 counties from Lee to
Hernando, said the place marked off with warning and
keep-out signs is one of the few remaining beach nest-
ing areas left on the Gulf Coast.
St. Petersburg Audubon member Monique Adams
said things have gotten so bad for least terns in Pinellas
County that the birds have started laying their eggs on
pebble roof tops.
Douglass said it is the tern's and skimmer's habit
to scrape a place in beach sand to lay their eggs, which
then are exposed to the elements and to unthinking
beachgoers who walk on the nests and never know it.
"The least terns and skimmers tend to nest in such
vulnerable places and people view these spots as rec-
rational areas when they are important wildlife habi-
tats," Douglass said. "They scrape a shallow nest in the
sand and when they lay eggs and when the eggs hatch,
they're out in a wide-open space and if someone scares
off one of the parents, another bird such as the laugh-
ing gull will come along and eat the eggs or the chicks.
It's a bird-eat-bird world out there.
"This beach in Anna Maria is such a rare opportu-
nity because hurricanes and development pressure
along the Florida coast have eliminated so much habi-
tat. This is excellent habitat."
Adams of St. Pete said although the terns in
Pinellas have gone from the beach to roof tops, they're
now heading back to the beach because gravel roofs are
becoming a thing of the past.
The problem terns and skimmers have to deal with
on Florida beaches has to do with foot traffic.
Both birds depend on camouflage for protection.
When the eggs are laid in the-sand, they are almost
identical in color, an off-white color with small
splotches of gray.
People walking the beach can step on the eggs and
never know it, Douglass said.
The area Douglass and volunteers cordoned off is
so special that a pair of snowy plovers so rare that
only 200 nesting pairs were found in Florida in 2004
PLEASE SEE BIRDS, NEXT PAGE
Volume 13, No. 26 April 27, 2005 -FREE
needs to be
By Rick Catlin
Like the freeloading uncle who refuses to leave
despite constant rejections, the issue of consolidation
for Anna Maria Island has never really disappeared.
Now some members of Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials believe it's time to revisit the issue,
or at least discuss consolidation.
At the April 20 BIEO meeting in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, in agreement
with Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer,
suggested that at the least a "straw poll" of Island vot-
ers be conducted to determine if residents want any
"I've been around politics since 1991," said
Whitmore, "and it's never gotten anywhere because
everyone has their own power center."
Indeed, previous attempts to consolidate Island
police forces, public works and building departments
have had all the success of an air conditioner salesman
"Every city is so different," Whitmore continued,
"but maybe the citizens should have a vote.
"What everyone's afraid of is- to give up a city's
individuality," she said, suggesting that possibly each
city retain its own comprehensive plan, but con olidate
It doesn't make economic sense to Island taxpay-
ers to have three police forces within seven miles, three
public works department within seven miles and three
governments within seven miles, Whitmore observed.
"Maybe if we.research the issue and talk some
more, we can give something to the public to make an
intelligent decision. It just makes sense to at least try.
We all spend too much [taxpayer money] within seven
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn endorsed at least the
concept of consolidation, but suggested each city keep
PLEASE SEE CONSOLIDATION, PAGE 3
Pier could reopen to
walkers, fishers soon
"I am confident the pier could possibly be open"
next week, said Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Bill
Shearon regarding the city's pier at the foot of Bridge
The pier was closed to the public March 10 due to
safety concerns. Primary problems were a wobbly rail-
ing and bathrooms that did not meet federal require-
ments for handicapped persons.
Shearon said work was ongoing on the railing and
bathroom fixtures were ordered and should be installed
A request for proposals-was also due this week
From surveyors to determine the exact boundaries of
the pier property, a necessary step before O'Brien and
Smith Architects can proceed with design work on the
pier restaurant, which was determined to be in such bad
shape that it is recommended for demolishion.
The roof of the pier restaurant was damaged last
Labor Day during Hurricane Frances' near-strike on
the Island, and the city at that time opted to terminate
the lease on the facility with franchisees Karen-and
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Construction of the
on South Bay Boulevard
in Anna Maria is about
50 percent complete and
owner Jason Suzor said
he's aiming at an August
re-opening. The restau-
rant suffered about
$400,000 in damage
from an arsonfire in
March 2004. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Bird nests deserve care on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
- built a nest there last year.
Clearwater Audubon Society member Sid
Crawford, who was operating a gas-powered auger to
drill holes in the sand for the posts Douglass was put-
ting in, said it's important to-help save these birds be-
cause they act as a barometer in terms of how the en-
vironment is doing.
"If they start disappearing, you know something is
wrong with the environment you're living in,"
Crawford said. "If you lose it, you never get it back.
Saving areas for these birds to nest is like a garden. You
have to put energy into it to make it grow. If you want
to keep something the way it is, you have to put energy
into the system."
Here's what you can do to help:
Some birds such as terns and skimmers require a
600-foot comfort zone during breeding season, while
other species are more tolerant. A general rule is to stay
300 feet away from nesting area.
Keep out of posted areas during the spring and
summer nesting season.
Never intentionally force birds to fly.
Anna Maria Chamber
scholarship to Burness
Manatee High School. senior Spencer
Burness was awarded the first scholarship of the
Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce in ceremo-
nies Tuesday; April 26.
The $1,000 award was made by Chamber
President Don Schroder at an awards assembly
at the school. The winner is the son of Doug and
Dr. Margerie Burness.
The chamber plans to award at least one
scholarship annually, and next year hopes to
expand the program to include Bayshore High
School students, said Karen LaPensee of the
The money comes from a decision by the
chamber to put into the scholarship fund a per-
centage' of the proceeds from each of its
Sfundraisingh affairs, suc the annual golf tour-
nament and the Bayfest festival, she said.
By Paul Roar
With hardly a whimper, a three-year-long partial
building ban will die Sunday.
Bradenton Beach officials enacted a moratorium
on comprehensive plan amendments, property
rezonings or citizen-initiated street vacations three
years ago, resurrecting it periodically since. The most
recent moratorium was slated to expire May 1, and will
"There is no reason to request another extension,"
Building Official Ed Me Adam told the city commis-
sion last week. He said that no one had come forward
to request any of the building prohibitions in his ten-
ure with the city in the past six months.
The first moratorium went into effect in May 2002
as a means to curb what was described at the time as
widespread, unbridled growth in the city. Since then,
the city has embarked on a vision quest to determine
the direction city residents hope the city will follow in
the next 20 years and also began \\rk or n re is ing the
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 27, 2005 U PAGE 3
St. Joe-Arvida now owns Perico Harbor Marina
By Rick Catlin
It's official. The largest private landowner in
Florida now owns Perico Harbor Marina.
Documents available on line at the Florida Depart-
ment of State Web site. show the St. Joe-Arvida Co.
owns the company that recently purchased the marina
just west and adjacent to St. Joe-Arvida's planned 686-
unit condominium project.
By purchasing the marina, St. Joe-Arvida also re-
ceived a Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion permit to dredge the marina basin for deep-draft
boats, build docks to accommodate more than 200
boats, and eliminate the high-and-dry marina storage
DEP spokesperson Pam Vasquez said Perico Har-
bor Marina transferred its permit to Paradise Pointe
LLC of Fort Lauderdale in March 2005 as part of the
sale of the marina to that company.
"The permit goes w ith ownership," she said. "A
new owner does not ha\ e to apply for a new permit."
According to the Florida Department of State Web
site, the registered agent for Paradise Pointe LLC is
Danielle De Vito-Hurley, a lawyer with the Palm
Beach-based firm of Gunster, Yoakley and Stewart.
The Web site also states that a Feb. 11, 2005, change
order to the formation of Paradise Pointe LLC was sent
and confirmed by the St. Joe Corporation in Jackson-
Vasquez added that the mitigation issues regarding
the dredge permit have been resolved, and the new
marina owners have pledged to improve the environ-
ment of the Sister Keys in the bay adjacent to Longboat
Key in exchange for permission to tear up about 10
acres of bottom area by the marina.
The dredge permit had been opposed by several
environmental groups on the grounds that dredging
would damage Perico Bayou's grassy bottom and de-
stroy what's left of the natural oyster beds in the area.
As part of the mitigation, the marina has to move the
oyster beds to a safer location and replant seagrass near
ihe Kingfish Boat Ramp.
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who plan a 686-unit condominium project on Perico
St. Joe-Arvida is the largest, private laiido\% n~r -in
Florida, an after several years of ]a%% suik wiad c~ontro-
vrersy, was given approval in April 2004 by the City of
Bradenton to build a 686-unit Condominium complex
on north Perico Island.I
The project will include several 10- and 12-story
Land clearing on Perico Island has already be-
gun in anticipation of the start of construction, a'l-
though no site plan has yet been submitted to
Bradenton. Th at clearing is being done under as part
of a Florida Department of Agriculture permit for
the current use of the land as agriculture property,~
but does not extend to the shoreline trees.
The DEP permit forbids any removal of trees or
mangroves from the marina area.
Efforts 'to reach a spokesperson for St. Joe-Arvida
for comment were unsuccessful.
Anna Maria City
April 27, 6:45 p.m., Environmental, Education7 and.
Enhancement Comimittee meeting.
April 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria! City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
April 27,.5 p.m., comprehensive plan citizen advisory
April 28, 3 p.m., city commission work session on
Waterfronts Florida program.
April 28, 5:30 p.m., board of adjustment class.
April 28, 7 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
May 3, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
May 3, 4:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
May 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N., 778-1005.
April 28, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall,
5801 Marina.Drive, 708-5800.
purchased by a company owned by the St. Joe-Arvida,
Island. Islander Photo: Jack Elka.
the oldest'and largest law firm inPalm Beach County
and was established 4in 1925. The firmi wasa. recently
slapped with a,$175 million malpractice, guit by a rival
its own government, but have one Island manager and
one public works department.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie agreed with
consolidation. Three budgets combined would save a
lot of taxpayer money and eliminate.the need for three
city planners,. three city attorneys, three engineering
finns and three separate city governments.
SueLynn suggested the BIEO discuss the issue
again at its May meeting, this time in depth.
"It will, be No. I on the agenda," pledged Chappie,
whose city will host the next BIEO meeting. Maybe con-
sofidation is an idea whose time has come, he suggested.
In other business, the BIEO heard a presentation
from Lee County Pub~lic Safety Director John Wilson
about lessons learned from Hurricane Charley..The
hurricane struck the Fort Myers area last August, but
largely bypassed Anna Mar-ia Island.
One of the major problems Lee County encoun-
tered was getting accurate information to the public,
This wds particularly important when. the storm
"wobbled" to the right and deterred from its projected
path toward'Sarasota as a Category 3 hurricane.
While Lee County officials saw the move and pre-
dicted. the storm would make landfall near Port Char-
lotte, they were unable to act. They had to wait six
hours before the National Weather Service in Miami
officially revised its forecast.
"We only had one-and-a-half hours before -the
storm hit7' after the official NWS predication, Wilson
"There wasn't much we could do. That's just not
.Many barrier island residents, particularly on
Captiva and Boca Grande, refused to evacuate because
they believed their house was "strong enough" -to with-
stand the hurricane, he said. Those people learned to
their dismay that they were wrong, but Lee County theii
had to deal with all the people who remained on a bar-
rier island and were then without basic services or even
In addition, a lot of L ee County residents believe
they went through a Category. 4 hurricane without` any
problem. "They -didn't," said Wilson, because the Cat-
egory 4 winds of Charley only extended out about 6 to
12 miles from the center.' People living 20 -to 30 miles
from the storm center experienced little of the $8 bil-
lion in wind damage the storm caused in Lee County.
He also noted that the biggest killer wasn't wind
damage or storm surge, but carbon monoxide poison-
ing from people who used gas generators inside a
But Sanibel Island was* a success story, he said, and,
Anna Maria Island would do well to copy that city's
Sanibel evacuated early and set up a temporary city
hall at a mainland hotel. Wilson suggested each Island.
city be at the same hotel in a hurricane evacuation to
coordinate information and deal collectively with the
In addition, Sanibel held a daily briefing on the
mainland to impart accurate information to its city resi-
dents, and prepared an information packet on what to
do when residents were allowed re-entry to the island.
Sanibel elected officials kept up a Web page on the
status of the- damage and re-entry, and greeted return-
ing residents as they crossed the bridge back into the
city. The city also 'established at! "insurance village"
for all insurance adjusters.
That was a success, Wilson said.
What didn't work so well, he noted, was the loss
of Internet service to most barrier island residents, the
different curfews' for each city in the county, school
shelter operations and cell phone service, Only AllTell
wireless customers were able to use their cell phones
immediately following the hurricane.
The biggest lessons for Anna Maria Island to learn,
Wilson said, are to motivate people to evacuate and
st ,udy the Sanibel model for dealing with an emergency,
if dnd when it happens.
PAGE 4 M APRIL 27, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Study says: Water taxi feasible for region
By Paul Roat
The.concept of a water taxi in the Manatee-
Sarasota area has gently nudged its way into the sea of
possibility, at least as far as regional transportation
planners are concerned.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization on Monday agreed that the water taxi was
feasible for the region and should be placed in the long-
range list of things to consider in the future..
The group also agreed to bring the water taxi idea
back to its respective city and county boards for further
discussion particularly regarding funding.
A study conducted by Renaissance Planning Group
concluded that "waterborne transportation holds enor-
mous potential for improving mobility, increasing ac-
cessibility and supporting redevelopment objectives in
the Sarasota-Manatee region.
"Water taxi service is feasible as an element of the
area's transportation system that provides both social-
recreational trips and one that enables commuters to
reach destinations along coastal waterways and rivers,"
according to Renaissance's Whit Blanton. "As the
Manatee Island Trolley has demonstrated, benefits to
boti markets will likely occur through a well-designed
Blanton looked at several different routes and con-
cluded that a pilot project based in the Sarasota-St.
Armands-City Island area would be the best area to try
out the service. He added that the Sarasota concept was
recommended "because the city has made the most
progress of all local governments in securing facilities
for docking and other amenities from developers, ac-
cumulating funds for development, and establishing an
ordinance governing operating procedures and stan-
And the cost?
Blanton estimated that "an initial pilot program in
Sarasota would entail capital costs of about $500,000,
and annual operating costs of just over $500,000."
Funding sources to pay.for the program could in-
clude federal or state grants, Blanton said, with fares
likely to cover no more than 50 percent of the operat-
ing costs. Fares would probably be in the $2-$5 range,
Other possible "terminals" where the boats could
pick up and drop off passengers include Bradenton
Beach's Bridge Street area. the Bradenton and Palmetto
riverfronts and the Venice-Nokomis area.
... but Holmes Beach traffic calming viewed as not
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County transportation officials recently
completed their study of possible traffic-calming mea-
sures along Marina Drive in Holmes Beach from Gulf
Drive North to 56th Street, but a few of the proposals
were rejected outright by city officials.
One county proposal rejected by Police Chief Jay
Romine and Mayor Carol Whitmore was to install six
parallel parking spaces along the east side of Marina
Drive by the boat basin.
"That's not going to happen," said Whitmore, and
"People would just block traffic as they tried to
back up into a space," the mayor said. "Then, they'd tie
up that parking space all day. We're looking to calm
traffic, not jeopardize it."
Another suggestion is to narrow the northbound
lane of Marina Drive to one lane and install landscap-
ing in severallocations along the east side.
"Laiadscaped J -ands ivith curbing" are effective
means to calm traffic, said Manatee County Traffic
Division Manager Red Childs.
He also proposed raised crosswalks be installed at
the current crosswalk by the Island Shopping Center
and at the Marina Drive-56th Street intersection.
Childs emphasized the study was only "cursory"
and "these are suggestions only." Any implementation
of any traffic-calming measures would require the ser-
vices of a consultant/contractor to provide a scope of
work and cost estimate.
Romine said the county study was done at the
city's request after he had received a number of com-
plaints about the visibility of pedestrians in the area.
"We began to look at ways to make (the area) safer
and more visually appealing at the same time," he said.
Follow ing presentation of the traffic-calming study
to the city commission April 12, representatives of the
planned Tidemark hotel/condominium/marina indi-
cated they would like to be involved in the project and
provide some funding.
Whitmore said Tidemark would like to make a pre-
sentation to the commission at its May 20 meeting on
what the company likes and dislikes about the traffic-
calming study and present proposals of its own.
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 27, 2005 M PAGE 5
Center site plan hearing delayed again
By Rick Catlin
Opponents and proponents of the renovations to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center will have to
wait until June 6 to get their day in court.
The second scheduled site plan hearing by the
Anna Maria planning and zoning board April 25 was
again continued after board members learned again
- that proper notification had not been made. It was
the second time the hearing has been delayed a month
for notice, this time because five nearby property own-
ers had not received letters.
Board chairman Chris Collins did his best to try and
get the hearing started, asking one of those people who did
not receive a notice, Mark Badger of 306 Hardin Ave., if
he would waive his right to a proper notice.
Badger, however, said he would be "remiss" if he
waived his right when he knew of at least four other
people who did not receive an official notice of the
"Well, we're trying not to wait another 30 days," re-
True, said Badger, "but the'others need to be notified."
Attorney Scott Rudacille, representing the Center,
agreed. He said the error occurred at the Manatee
County Property Appraiser's Office. "They've admit-
ted that five people were left off the notification list. It's
not the fault of the Center, but we don't want to move
forward and leave ourselves open to challenge."
City Attorney Jim Dye said it was better for the
board to err on the side of caution.
"You have to have the notice right, because the
courts would say nothing happened" if an improperly
noticed meeting were challenged, he said. "Any deci-
sion you reach could be sent back."
Board members reluctantly agreed to continue the
Anna Maria coastal dune
focus of administrative hearing
By Paul Roat
The question of whether a sand dune on the beach
at Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City is a vital element
of the beach or merely an inconsequential mound of
sand will be determined by an administrative law judge
within two months.
Nancy and Randolph Brown, 104 Pine Ave., re-
quested permission to build a new home, complete with
pool and deck, on their Gulffront property. As part of
the process, they received a permit from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection to build on a
heavily vegetated dune.
The Brown property is on the north side of Pine Av-
enue, opposite the Sandbar restamant on the beachfront.
Neighbors Pamela and Ronnie Young and Lisa
Schrutt, objected to the DEP permit, saying there
would be "significant adverse impacts to the beach-
dune areas" and to their adjacent properties.
Brown's attorney, William Hyde, argued that the
dune served little purpose as far as coastal protection. Its
elevation was lower than nearby beach areas and the.
coastal profile indicated the frontal dune was actually
much farther seaward than the dune.on the Brown prop-
Mark Nelson, representing Young-Schrutt, argued
that the dune was important in maintaining the integrity
of the beach and protecting the nearby properties from
flooding during storms.
-Dr. Michael Stephen, a coastal geologist from
Naples, argued that the dune, at about 8 feet in eleva-
tion, was large for Southwest Florida. "I believe the
Brown structure will be located 'such that it will both
cover and excavate the dune feature and remove veg-
etation, and thus have a negative cumulative impact,"
he said, adding "I do not believe the DEP had the infor-
mation needed to do its job" regarding its issuance of
a permit: to build on the property.
Randolph Brown testified that if he were to build
his new, elevated home, it would "most definitely"
block the view of the Youngs and Schrutt, who live
more landward than his property.
Administrative Law Judge T. Kent Wetherell II will
review the testimony and submissions and provide a
recommended order on the matter in about two months.
hearing to 7 p.m. June-6.
In other business, the board discussed a.Feb. 18
letter from Dye to Building Official Kevin Donohue in
which Dye opined that under the current city code,
single-family homes could be built on platted but non-
conforming lots such as those at the site of the former
Island Marine on Pine Avenue (The Islander, April 6).
The code grants an exception to those lots, Dye said,
but those homes must still conform to the R-1 standards
for setbacks and lot coverage, he said.
Board member Frank Pytel asked if this was in
conflict with construction requirements in the retail-
office-residential district along Pine Avenue.
"This is the exception," Dye replied.
"This could open up Pandora's Box," said Pytel,
but Dye said the box is already open.
If the board doesn't like what the code -says, Dye
noted, it can make a recommendation to the city com-
mission on changing the code.
Board member Doug Copeland said the board should
look at changing this "loophole," because it allows con-
struction on non-conforming lots in the ROR district, even
though the ROR requirements state a single-family home
must have 7,500 square feet of lot space.
According to the city code, however, Dye said a
legally platted lot can not be'denied at a minimum a
single-family home as long as it meets setback require-
ments for the residential zone, which includes the ROR
The board agreed to place the issue on its May 23
agenda as the first item of discussion.
The board also discussed its recommendation to
the city commission for approval of the Sandbar restau-
rant site plan and alley swap. The board asked City
Planner Alan Garrett to include in its recommendation
to the commission all the conditions and pledges that
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles agreed to at the March 21
P&Z board hearing on the site plan.
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
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Devil Rays baseball games and will sell individual
game tickets. The seats are in the outfield and worth
$14 each, but the chamber is offering them two for
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Show us the money!
Here we go again. The old consolidation issue
has reared its head yet again, and while we've heard
it all before, it's a good exercise every few years and
we can't see how there's any harm in revisiting the
In view of recent concerns (read pressure on
elected officials) raised by Citizens Against Rising
Taxes and Homeowners Against Runaway Taxation,
it's not surprising to see elected officials thinking this
The big question may be, however, will there be
a saving? Folks in the past have pointed to the "suc-
cessful" consolidation of the Island's volunteer fire
departments, which brought us a "real" fire district
that now struggles to meet its expenses. It's no small
budget for a professional fire district that spans into
the unincorporated areas of West Bradenton. The fire
budget 10 years ago was under $1 million and now
it's a record $4.6 million that apparently still
doesn't meet the district's needs.
SWould consolidation of three city governments
work to the taxpayers' advantage? Fe\\ er elected of-
ficials would help, but each city i\ ll need to be rep-
resented in the "bigger go~ ernment" formal and.big-
ger government may translate to more work for those
officials and bigger salaries.
Clearly, there would be a need for a professional
city manager under the 3CBG (three cities, bigger
government). That comes with a bigger price tag, but
we've noted in the past that a city manager can eas-
ily find grants and funding in excess of his/her yearly
The 3CBG city manager would be the very best
way to start the Island consolidation ball rolling. The
3CBG CM could facilitate consolidating city ser-
vices, such as the building departments. And the
3CBG CM could inerge city codes so that no home
could be built one inch higher than another and bicy-
clists could ride legally on the beach in all three cit-
With the merger of three police departments,
there would be one chief and three lieutenants to an-
swer to the 3CBG CM. The big advantage here would
be to rely on 3CBG local dispatch, while presently
lacking that service in all but Holmes Beach.
Of course, in the new 3CBG scheme of things,
there would be only one big happy city hall
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For the birds
The Bird-a-thon of the Manatee County Audubon
Society was successful in raising money to help build
the bird blind project.
The bird blind will help us to make the Felts
Audubon Preserve at Palmetto truly an educational
experience not only for the children of Manatee
County, but also adults that are accustomed to urban
living and have never had the opportunity to experience
nature and birds in their habitat.
Positive experiences such as observing birds from
a bird blind will help foster a sense of caring and un-
derstanding for living things so rarely achieved within
the confines of a classroom for area children.
Most people can identify 20 birds at the most and
unless you have the opportunity to see the birds up
close, you don't get to see the large variety of birds that
come to Florida.
For example, when we were working on the prop-
erty last Sunday, a gorgeous Indigo Bunting came to
one of the feeders that will be facing the bird blind.
Many of the volunteers had never seen an Indigo
Bunting and were amazed at the beauty of the bird. We
have identified more than 120 species of birds that have
come to the Felts Audubon Preserve.
The bird blind will enable the general public to see
these birds at a very short distance. The blind is going
to cost $10,000-$15,000 and we will continue to raise
money in the months to come.
Any donation is very much appreciated in helping
us reach this goal.
Nancy Ambrose, Manatee County Audubon Society
My neighbor Ann Rully and I are wondering what
became of our feral cats.
Months ago, I noticed a very thin calico cat skirt-
ing the property behind the houses on 75th Street and
Gulf Drive and started putting out dry cat food. The cat
became a regular dinner guest. .. .. .
One evening, I discovered four adorable kittens
hidden behind bushes in front of the house. Momma
kitty was away and the kittens looked to be of wean-
ing age, so my daughter, Linda, and I picked up the
little hissing babies and brought them inside. Momma
kitty meowed around for awhile when she spoiled them
on our lanai but refused to come in or let us get close
to her. After getting them shots, health checks, and
embedded ID chips at the Humane Society, we kept
two, one cream-colored and one black and white, and
returned the others, who were later adopted.
Soon the whole family, two younger cats, and Papa
cat joined Gypsy for dinner. All the cats stayed nearby
while I filled the dishes each evening at around 5 p.m.,
and when I was safely back in the house, they ate. Ann
started setting out food in the mornings.
After getting traps and neutering certificates from
the Humane Society, we caught all but one male. Both
females and two males have been neutered.
The cream male who is not neutered and the light
tabby still come to eat at both Ann's and my house, but
we haven't seen the others for days. Mamma cat
Gypsy, daddy cat Dadeo, also cream-colored, and the
dark tabby Hobo are gone and we wonder what hap-
pened to them. They each have a tip of an ear clipped
as proof they have been neutered.
We miss them.
And wouldn't you rather have cats around than
mice or rats?
Barbara Parkman, Holmes Beach
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 27, 2005 M PAGE 7
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Those "Salick" bumper stickers that are beginning to
show around the Island are to raise funds for an Anna
Maria native and champion surfer who is fighting cancer.
Rich Salick grew up on Anna Maria Island and
played football at Manatee High School before ocean
waves wooed him into bigtime surfing. He learned it
here, but he had to have bigger waves to be a champion.
He and twin brother Phil went into the sport in the
1970s, working out of their home in Cocoa Beach, at
a time when California dominated surfing. Phil was
into "free" surfing and traveled the world hunting that
perfect wave. Rich went into competitive surfing.
Rich met California head to head, ultimately up-
ending the world's No. 1 surfer, Dru Harrison, in the
1973 championship contest in California, and ending
California's domination. Both Rich and Phil are in the
Surfer Hall of Fame.
When Rich suffered kidney failure, Phil was the
obvious donor of a lifesaving substitute. Years later
that kidney went bad, and brother Channing donated
one of his and still later when Rich needed yet an-
other kidney, yet another brother, Wilson Shymanski,
gave him one.
Now Rich has cancer, leiomyosarcoma, for which
he has received is-receiving extensive, expensive
One way friends have devised to help defray those
enormous costs is a bumper sticker. Rich and Phil
owned a surf shop in Cocoa Beach and manufactured
boards under their name, and the original "Salick Surf-
boards" bumper sticker has been recreated.
Among the many friends and fans selling them,
including the twins's sister Joanie Mills and Mom Kay
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where they may be obtained for a donation Monday-
Friday during business hours. That's 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping Center.
Frank and Carmen Pedota ofAnna Maria host the
reception for the rehearsal of the wedding of Max
Pedota and Michelle Goforth, who were wed the next
day, March 19. The wedding was in Palma Sola
Botanical Park, the reception under the tent at the
Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria. Present were
family, the wedding party and out-of-town guests.
Photos of several mayors of Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach are being sought by the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society.
Andy Little said he has unearthed photos of many
mayors of the past, but quite a few are missing. They are
needed for display at the historical society's museum. He
asks that anyone with pictures get in touch with the mu-
seum at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, or call 778-0492.
Missing are these mayors of Anna Maria: Fred D.
Havens, who served from 1926-32; Nettle B. Havens,
1932-33; Frank F. Spencer, 1935-36; Will B. Phillips,
1936-40; Sam Phillips Jr., 1940-41; R.E. Barrus, 1941-
46; H.B. Miller, 1946-48; P.D. Wright, 1948-50; Nick
J. Steinbeck, 1969.
From Bradenton Beach: Bernard Wagaman, 1951-
52; E.R. Gorsuch, 1952-53.
Ten years ago in the April 27, 1995, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
The Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection announced it intends to issue a permit to the
Florida Department of Transportation to construct a 65-
foot-high, fixed-span bridge to replace the Anna Maria
Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue. Opponents of the
Bridge said they would appeal the decision, a process
that could take at least six months.
Private turtle hatcheries on Anna Maria Island
have been vetoed by the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, but the DEP did give Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch director Chuck Shumard
some discretion to move a nest to a safer area of the
beach if it is endangered by public traffic.
SBradenton Beach began improvements on its city
pier that are expected to cost $344,000. Of that total,
the federal government.will pay $258,000 with the city
to pick up the difference.
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'Hyatt' survey crew stirs Holmes Beach
By Rick Catlin
A team of surveyors who claimed they are work-
ing for the "Hyatt" have been quietly surveying six
private lots in the area just south of Grassy Pointe in
Holmes Beach the past few weeks.
According to a nearby resident, who asked not to
be identified, the crew has been surveying along the
undeveloped portions of 29th Street, Avenue C and
'They were very secretive when I asked who they
worked for," the resident said. "They just said their
employer was the Hyatt."
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes
said according to his information, the boundary survey
was done by Steve Lardas of Anna Maria, owner of the
Reached for comment, Lardas laughed about the
The survey company was indeed the Hyatt, he said,
but not the hotel chain, just.a local survey company in
Bradenton with that name. The property is owned
jointly be Lardas and his brother,, and the survey crew
was hired just to establish exact boundaries, he said.
The property is.zoned for single-family residences, not
commercial ventures, he noted.
In the wake of the survey, ho\\ e\ er, the crew ap-
parently tore down some mangroves and left some
unfilled holes, the resident claimed.
The area is considered wetlands by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, although
many of the lots are privately owned. Holmes Beach
and the DEP have been trying to acquire lots from those
owners for the past few years to add to the Grassy
While a number of the owners have sold their land
to the city, Holmes Beach and DEP have been unable
to purchase critical portions of property owned by
Lardas and Cedar Himes of St. Petersburg. The esti-
mated 11 acres owned by Himes would have given the
city enough land to'build a public park and canoe
launch for public use, as originally planned in the 2000
Hyatt was in Holmes Beach
Survey crews reportedly from a company called
Hyatt Geographical Data were surveying in the
undeveloped area off 29th Street in Holmes Beach
last week and apparently damaged these protected
grant application to the DEP for funds to purchase pri-
.vate property for preservation.
But the Hyatt hotel corporation has certainly ex-
pressed an interest in building a hotel in the area, par-
ticularly on the south portion of undeveloped Perico
Island, according to land developer Pat Neal (The Is-
lander, Nov. 24, 2004).
Environmental activist Joan Perry, who is a mem-
ber of two environmental groups the Sierra Club and
ManaSota-88 noted that Bob Fluke owns a lot at the
corner of 29th Street and Avenue C and has been try-
ing to build a single-family home on the site for the past
Fluke, who reportedly paid just $1,000 for the lot,
received a DEP permit three years ago to build a house
on his property,. but could never get the environmental
mitigation the DEP required from any one of the five
locations in the permit. He was turned down by Holmes
Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Manatee
County and the Sarasota Bay Program in his efforts.
In his June 2004 letter to the DEP, Fluke, who
works for Manatee County Project Management, asked
if there were any other mitigation options the DEP
To date, the DEP has not offered any other mitiga-
tion sites, according to a DEP spokesperson in Tampa.
'Dance Night Away'
for Palma Sola Park
A dance for the benefit of PalmaSola Botanical
Park is planned for Friday, April 29, at the park's gal-
leria, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
The "Dance the Night Away" affair will begin with
a dance lesson by the Sarabay Dance Club at 7 p.m.,
followed by general dancing to the Omni Dance Band
until 11 p.m.
Tickets at $10 are available at the .door, proceeds
going to the park foundation. Dress is "casual to dressy
casual." Raffles are on the program. Reservations may
be made and additional information received by call-
Wild bird rescue class
A free training class for persons interested in res-
cuing wild birds will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May
7, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Th-
ompson Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Island off the south
ramp of the New Pass.Bridge to Longboat Key. Details
are available at 388-4444.
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A reunion of old well, somewhat old class-
mates from Anna Maria Elementary School is sched-
uled for June 4, but no one is sure who will be there.
Some Anna Maria Islanders and Longboat Key
residents are planning the get-together and want every-
one concerned to lend a hand. And a presence.
"The ages targeted are people who have recently
turned 50, or are about to, or are just over 50," said John
Norwood, one of the seekers. "Classes being sought
would have graduated from the sixth-grade at AME in
1965-66-67 and from high school in 1971-72-73."
The sponsors are calling for help locating class-
mates who have lost touch or moved out of the area.
"If you are part of this group and would like to attend,
help out in various ways, help locate classmates, need
more information and/or be a sponsor, please get in
touch," Norwood said. Get in touch, that is, with:
Michele Bernard Garden, 778-7204 or 812-7311,
Micki Bull Poston, 748-0680 or 224-4090,
wposton @ aol.com.
John Norwood, 795-1993 or 705-1531,
THE ISLANDER E APRIL 27, 2005 N PAGE 9
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annual PTO event raises
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If the Island beaches seem unusually busy for day-
break from Sunday on, it will be turtle monitors doing
their thing. And hoping for a better season than last.
The sea turtle nesting season opens officially May
1, though turtles don't seem to know it except in a
warm~early springtime, unlike now. They have been
known to lay eggs here in April.
Members of AnnaMaria Island Turtle Watch will
get their supplies, assignments and final instructions at
a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday,- April- 27, at Holmes
Beach City Hall. They will start walking the beach at
Each volunteer will check a 1-mile section of the
beach every morning from then through the end of the sea-
son, Oct. 3 1. Wednesday evening they will get their sec-
tion assignments and patrol days. Every section will get
multiple walkers so there will be someone there every'
daybreak, said Suzi Fox, who heads Turtle Watch here.
Turtle Watch still has openings on the roster, she
said, urging Islanders to volunteer -- "It' 's their Island
and their turtles." They can call her at 232-1405.
There is'the faintest glimmer of a hint that this
Island cities planting
All three cities on Anna Maria Island Will be: plant-
ing trees to note National Arbor Day Frid ay, April 29.
Keep Manatee Beautiful is sponsoring the plantings
along with two events on the mainland, said Ingrid
McClellan, executive director of the organization. All of
the events are open to the public. The five events are:
10 a.m., the City of Bradenton Beach will plant one
Spanish stopper tree at Herb Dolan Park on 25th Street
North and Avenue A.
10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach will plant one sand live
oak tree at 77th Street and Marina Drive to replace an
Australian pine that has been removed.
I I a.m., City of Anna Maria will plant six Spanish
stoppers at the city hall, Spring Avenue east of Gulf
Drive. The city displays native plants there, and, the
Spanish stoppers "will illustrate the variety of native
trees that grow in Florida."
year' s loggerhead performance could outdo last year' s,
no0t that it would be difficult. In 2004, tur~tles. put 104
nests on Anna Maria beaches, about half of normal.
Now leatherbacks, which start early, are nesting on
Florida's Atlantic beaches, and the numbers seem
about normal, Fox, said. If that holds up, we may be in
for a good season.
Scientists can't explain the poor performance
throughout Florida last year, their main theory being
that the weather was too cold for the turtles' main food
source, jellyfish, so they went where thejellyfish were.
Beach renoiftishment enters into the equation, too.
The Island's 2005 renourishment program may start in
June, Fox said, which would put.the disturbance of sand-
pumping -in the bu -siest egg-laying time for sea turtles.
Fox will monitor the project, as she has the last
three, making sure that turtles are disturbed as little as
possib 'le. Turtle Watch will have to relocate every nest
in the renouri shed area,'she said. That invol Vres digging
up the nest the morning after the eggs are laid, and care-
fully moving the clutch to a manmade nest away from
the disturbance of the renourishment project.
Most years, relocation is minimal in line with state
on Arbor Day Friday
Elsewhere, at noon the City of Bradenton will dedi-
cate the new Ballard Park at 14th Street West and Ninth
Avenue West and announce recipients of the city's No-
table Trees award. The city, the Kiwanis Club of
Bradenton, Downtown -Development Authority and
Ballard Park Neighborhood Association converted .an
empty parcel off the Tamian-d Trail Scenic Highway into
a public park.
At I p.m. Manatee County will plant one Little Gem
-magnolia tree at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben
Blvd., on the grounds near the Trail Scenic Highway.
Expected~to.participate in the ceremonies are city and
county commissioners and staff, Anna Maria Environ-
mental Enhancement an d Education Committee members,
Florida Division of Forestry staff, and members of the
board of directors of Keep Manatee Beautiful. Further
'details may be obtained by calling 795-8272.
L Hours: Mon.-Saf. 9am-7pm
Coral Way Plaza
r -- (ffexf to Post Office & KFQ FAIRIMI
8I7 7828 Corfez Road Wesf
plants have been purchased to prote 'ct the fragile dune
system that protects the Island's western shoreline.
The planting began earlier this week and is ex-
pected to be completed by week's enj, but volunteers
are still sought by Martin and may call 77873618 for
Privateers. golf meet
and its sponsorship is open. Another special is the $24,000
boat, and still another a weekend in Las Vegas.
The $100 fee per golfer includes 18 holes of golf,
cart and green fees, four hole-in-one contests, longest
and-shortest drive competitions, and the awards ban-
Proceeds will go to the Privateers youth programs
including the college scholarship program.
Further information may be obtained by calling
650-6136 or 7N9-9039.
It~n~ r rs ~l! Anna Maria unload
'*pp~ :Birke's unwanted
1 items at the city-
Ir I ~sponsored Spring
I W",Waste Management
~rjl~j~i~staff loaded numer-
i 1IIous Dumpsters.
volume, the cleanupa aote
the city. Islander
Photo: Bonzner Joy
Thanks to Brian, Gulas and Terry Bailey from I
Expert Landscaping in Bradenton, Sandy Mazer from
Native Plant Growers in Palmetto, and host of volun-
teers, plantings of dune -vegetation.is ongoing at the I
Gulf of Mexico street ends in Bradenton Beach.
Tjet Martin, who ledi the project, said about 1,000 1
Sponsorships open for
Time is growing~ short for sponsors to get in on the
Anna Maria Island Privateers' Whitey Horton Memo- I
rial .Golf Tournament May 15, with such tempting
prizes as a $24,000 boat -and $5,000 cash.
Sponsorships, range from $50 to $900, with special
rewards for each, said the Privateers. A gold sponsor-
ship costs $500, Silver $250, bronze $100, cart $75,
green $50, with openings available at the gold, silver
and bronze levels.
There will be a putting contest whose prize is $5,000,
Turtle nesting season- begin's Sunday
Beach dune planting under way in Bradenton Beach
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Regina dedication set for April 30
Dedication of the Regina, the latest in Florida's
underwater archeological preserves, will take place at
10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Beach House Restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach, 200 Gulf Drive N.
The Regina is the 10th preserve in offshore Florida
waters and the closest to shore of the batch of ship-
wrecks that have become popular spots for sports fish-
ers, divers and those interested in the state's maritime
According to the Florida Department of State, Di-
vision of Historical Resources:
Regina was a steel steamer built in 1904 in Belfast;
Ireland, by the Workman, Clark & Co. shipyard for the
Cuban Molasses Transportation Co., based in Havana,
Cuba. She was 247 feet in length, with a 36-foot beam,
a 14-foot draft, and was rated at 1,155 gross tons with
a net tonnage of 669.
Converted to a tanker barge, Regina left Havana on
March 5, 1940, under tow by the tugboat Minima,
bound for New Orleans with a cargo of more than
350,000 gallons of molasses. Two days later, a cold
front swept across the Gulf of Mexico from the north-
.west, accompanied by 8- to 12-foot seas, gale-force
winds and freezing temperatures.
Minima attempted to alter course toward the shel-
ter of Tampa Bay, but before she could reach safety her
tow lines parted near Egmont Key and Regina drifted
toward Anna Maria Island.
The vessel eventually ended up several hundred
yards offshore of Bradenton Beach. All but one crew-
man was safely rescued: The ship's cook and his dog
drowned in the high surf.
Regina's cargo of molasses drained into the Gulf
and her hulk eventually sank under the waves. Over the
years, the shipwreck became home to a variety of ma-
rine life and is a popular snorkeling and diving desti-
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The monument that.will hold the plaque
commemorating the Regina is floated with air bags
prior to its deployment last week.
In 2001, the wreck of Regina was nominated by
Pete and Lorraine Athas of Set Trek Divers to become
an archeological preserve. In 2004, archaeologists with
the Florida Bureau of Archeological Research traveled
to Bradenton Beach to work with local divers to record
the shipwreck and create an accurate site plan. Sea Trek
sponsored an orientation \workshop in underwater ar-
chaeology for sport divers, and graduates of the course
helped to map the wreck, clean the site of debris, pro-
duce photographs and video and identify a location to
place a bronze plaque.
The base of the plaque was installed last week in
preparation of the dedication, with assistance from Sea
The underwater offshore preserve program was
made possible in part through the Friends of Regina.
-For more information, contact Sea Trek at 779-
By Jim Hanson
''The Parrot Cove Marina that should have been
opened by new won't be completed anytime soon, say
Manatee County and the marina owner, Bob Gertz.
Gertz's workers built one dock in the wrong place,
said Joaquin Servio of the county planning department,
so a "stop work" order was issued.
Stop work it did, until the marina can come into
compliance with county regulations. Gertz and his crew
are doing that now, but it will take some time because
a major section of the job has to be undone before it can
be done right.
The dock in question "can't be salvaged," Servio
said. "It all has to come out and be replaced."
The part of the marina at fault is at the east end of
the facility, next to the boat-launching ramp. The new
dock built there is "not even close" to the original plans
as approved by the county, said Servio.
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There are some minor revisions' to the original
plans, said owner Gertz, so it has to go through the per-
mitting process.again. He was at the planning depart-
ment starting the process this week.
A boat owner, Robert R. Hoffman of Bradenton,
had complained to the county, to County Commis-
sioner Jane von Hahmann, and to The Islander in a let-
ter printed in the "Your Opinion" section. He said the
new dock has made it impossible to turn a boat around
there. Gertz responded that there was sufficient room,
but that he would move the dock anyway.
This is the old Sunny Shores Marina on the water-
front of the Sunny Shores mobile home park. Gertz
bought it last year, renamed it Parrot Cove, yanked out
the existing dilapidated docking structure, dredged the
boat basin, and is nearing the end of complete recon-
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columnist, explained tofriends gathered for his rewedding to Fran, some 58 years and four children ago the
original wedding was apparently not recorded. Fran learned that the pastor is dead and there seemed little
recourse but to redo the wedding to satisfy her application to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Fran's redo bridesmaids all wore outfits from the Salvation Army, complete with price tags, and while Fran
wore her original bridal headpiece and veil, the outfit was completed with silk "loungewear." It was all for
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Dorothy 'Candy' Helen Carnell
Dorothy "Candy" Helen Carnell, 79, of Holmes
Beach and Louisville, Ky., died
A 1947 graduate of the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati, Ms. Carnell
was manager of Bill Boland's Din-
ing Room in Louisville for 35
years. After her retirement in 1982,
she wintered in Holmes Beach
with her sister Pudge and late
brother-in-law Harold L. "Pete"
Erickson. She was an avid golfer, Carnell
and was active in the Anna Maria
Island Bridge Club, Island Book Club and Friends of
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
April27, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Friends of the Library Island
Branch, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or
to Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216.
Known and loved by her nieces and nephews as Aunt
Dolly, she is survived by her sister and best friend Frances
"Pudge" Erickson of Holmes Beach, and by nieces Billie
Kathleen Camell Schwartz, Carol Sue Camell Walker of
Treasure Island, and Dorothy (Anne) Tracy Erickson;
nephews Harold, William, David and James Erickson and
Charles Carnell; 11 grandnieces and grandnephews; 11
great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and many
cousins. She was preceded in death by parents Willam
Clarence and Dorothea Carr Carnell, and by brothers
Henry, William, and Charles Camell.
Gable S. Drutowski
Gable S. Drutowski, 79, of Bradenton, died April
Born in Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Drutowski moved to
Manatee County from Milwaukee, Wis., in 1984. She
was church secretary at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach, and at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in
West Allis, Wis. She was a member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church of Bradenton and Christian Mothers.
Memorial Mass willbe held at a later date. Brown
and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Joseph; daughter Mary
Rinehart of South Milwaukee, Wis.; sons Karl of Inver
Grove Heights, Minn., and Robert of Milwaukee; brother
Sam Smith Jr. of York, Maine; and five grandchildren.
Islander probably was
Anne Perkins Swann
Goodrich of Holmes. Beach,
likely the oldest native-born Flo-
ridian, died Friday morning at i
home. She was 109, just three ~..'
months short of her 110th birth-
She was a missionary to
China, author, teacher, church .,: .
deacon, and pioneer feminist be- '
fore the world knew there were Goodrich
such women. She even played
tackle on her college football team.
Born July 4, 1895, in Femandina Beach, she lived
with an aunt in Plainfield, N.J., from age 16 after her
parents died. The Fernandina Beach home of her par-
ents, Samuel Donevan Swann and Frankie Smith, is
now classified as historical; it,was built by her grand-
father, Samuel Ashe Swann.
In 1.917 she entered Vassar College where a class-
mate was Edna St. Vincent Millay, and was astar ath-
lete, playing on the, football team and when Vassar
became coeducational, she cut off her financial sup-
port. Her master's degree came from Columbia Uni-
After working at New York's First Presbyterian
Church with faied preacher Henry Emerson Fosdick,
she became a missionary to China. There she helped
young women develop cottage industries, and it was
there that she met and married L. Carrington Goodrich,
Jane G. Fitzgerald
Jane G. Fitzgerald, 79, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Fitzgerald came to
Manatee County from Baltimore, Md., in 1990. She
was a bank treasurer with Leeds Federal Savings and
Loan. She was a member of Island Gallery West and
the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, both in Holmes
Beach. She was Episcopalian.
Visitation and memorial services were April 23.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,. Sarasota FL
34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by- daughter Jennifer Coburn of
oldest native Floridian
who was working for the Rockefeller Institute.
Back in the United States, both became very ac-
tive in the Riverdale Presbyterian Church in New
York, where she was deacon, elder, and Harlem
children's tutor. Her husband headed the Chinese and
Japanese department of Columbia University. They
reared five children.
In 1987 she moved to Holmes Beach to be with
daughter Anne Goodrich Jones. She published three
books on China, the last one when she was 96. Her last
professional article was published when she was 103,
the age when she gave her last lecture.
She was active in Roser Women's Guild and a
member of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
the Society of Women Geographers, and tutored at
Manatee Community College.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,
April 28, at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Inumment will be in
the family plot in Massachusetts. Memorial donations
may be made to Heifer International, P.O. Box 1692,
Merrifield VA 22116; Hospice of Southwest Florida,
3355 26th St. W., Bradenton; or to her churches, An-
nunciation in Holmes Beach, Riverdale Presbyterians
in New York, or the Elijah Kellogg Congregational
Church in Harpswell, Maine.
Surviving are sons Thomas-in Delaware and
Hubbard in Maine; daughters Sally Hurlbert in Con-
necticut and Anne Jones of Holmes Beach; 12 grand-
children; and eight great-grandchildren.
Bradenton; sons James G. and Richard, both of Colum-
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The gallery is at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall.
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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.
Friday, April 29
10 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Arbor Day Celebra-
tion at Herb Dolan Park, 25th Street North at the intracoastal
waterway, Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.
10:30 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Arbor Day Cel-
ebration at 77th Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
11 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Arbor Day Celebra-
tion at Anna Maria City Hall, Spring Avenue and Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 795-8272.
7 to 11 p.m. "Dance the Night Away" at the Palma
Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th-Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 792-8719. Fee applies.
Saturday, April 30
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club presents "Sunset for Car
Drivers" with Stretch 'Fretwell at Cafe on the Beach, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 19, petty theft, 400 block Magnolia. A bi-
cycle was stolen from a rack in front of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
April-21, vandalism, 9800 block Gulf Drive. A
terra-cotta flower pot broke when someone dragged it
off some steps.
April 21, theft of service, 100 Spring Ave. Three
women and a man ordered food at the Sandbar restau-
rant and left without paying.
April 22, criminal mischief, 9700 block Gulf
SDrive. A woman reported someone dented her new
Cadillac by shooting a BB gun..
: April 23, theft, 100 block South Bay Boulevard.
Someone took a bicycle and fishing gear from the area
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9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-
9 a.m..- Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss at the
Spring Avenue beach access, Anna Maria. Information: 778-
4977. Donations accepted.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "America's Boating Course" at the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1201 Eight Ave. W., Palmetto.
Sunday, May 1
7to 9 p.m. -.Boating skills and seamanship program
at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. Ct. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 753-6483; Fee applies.
Monday, May 2
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
7p.m. Artists Guild Gallery meeting at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Tuesday, May 3
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appoint-
Wednesday, May 4
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria
on the land side of the Anna Maria City Pier.
April 23, criminal mischief, 9700 block Gulf
Drive. Someone fired shots from a BB gun or pellet
gun, putting 12 dents in the side of a car.
April 23, criminal mischief, 300 block Spring Av-
enue. An unknown person knocked down several con-
crete blocks on a decorative wall.
April .23, found property, 900 block North Shore
?Drive. A purse was found..
April 13, theft, 2500 block Gulf Drive North. A
man who rented a motel room checked out, taking with
him the television and leaving behind marijuana resi-
due and drug paraphernalia. The report stated that the
motel owner charged the man's credit card $150 for the
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City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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.
Powel Crosley Theater Company's Shakespeare on
the Bay featuring "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Powel
Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, through
April 29. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
Art by Dee Pastorius at thegallery of All Angels by the
Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
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 applies.
"Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 8. Infor-
mation: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.
S"Micro-Irrigation: Just the Basics" at the Island Branch
Library May 5.
"Miss Sara's" dance class recital at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center May 6.
Manatee High artists reception at the Anna Maria Is-
land Art League May 6.
Wild bird rescue training at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary May 7.
Sierra club walk at Myakka State Park May 7.
April 20, driving while license suspended, 800 block
Gulf Drive South. A man was arrested after police found
he was driving while his license was suspended. He also
had several unpaid traffic tickets, according to police.
April 18, recovered vehicle, 600 block Manatee
Avenue. A stolen car was recovered while police
were checking on an intoxicated man who allegedly
took the vehicle from his North Port landlord.
April 18, theft, 3200 block East Bay Drive. A
woman lost her bank debit card to a thief who used the
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E INE RATION
by Rick Catlin
Typing held key for
Anna Maria veteran
Anna Maria resident Bill Diamant was headed to
Europe in World War II as a combat infantryman un-
til the U.S. Army learned he could type. It classified
him as a clerk-typist and took him out of the infantry,
a lucky decision that just may have saved his life.
"I'll never know how it would have turned out oth-
erwise," Bill said, "but it didn't bother me a bit when
they made me a clerk. Just the luck of the draw."
A native of Brooklyn, Bill was enrolled at the
University of Miami (Fla.) on Dec. 7, 1941, studying
English and history.
He remembers there was a rush of students to join
the service after Pearl Harbor, but a team of officers
from the Army and Navy visited the campus and told
upperclassmen to stay in school.
"They said they couldn't handle all the volunteers
at one time, so we should st(a in college until we were
called to active duty." Bill joined the Army Reserve
and continued his studies, but was a bit. surprised in
April 1943 to get his notice to report for active duty,
just one month before graduation.
He was sent to New York for induction, then, sur-
prisingly, back to Miami Beach in May 1943 for basic
training, just a few miles across Biscayne Bay from the
"That turned out to be a really lucky break for me.
Maybe the Army knew something about my studies. I
asked for a three-day pass to attend my graduation and
was given one. That was unheard of for someone in
Bill wore his summer Army uniform to the gradu-
ation ceremony and received a standing ovation as he
received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Anna Maria resident Bill Diamaht met his French
cousin Denise and her daughter in Paris in Augiust
1944, just one week afterthe .llit liratned ilie City
of Lights during World War II.
After graduation, Bill \,s as Saigned to radar school
at Drew Field in Tampa. now the site of Tampa Inter-
national Airport. It was his first exposure to the Tampa
Bay area, but would not be his last.
Then the Army did something that Bill never un-
derstood. Although trained as a radar specialist, he was
ordered to report for duty overseas in England as a
combat infantryman. "I never understood it, but I was
ready to go. What could you do? I was going into the
But a funny thing happened on the way to the war.
Before he boarded his troop ship for England, the Army
learned he could type and changed his specialty clas-
sification from infantry to clerk-typist.
"That was really strange, but'the Army always
worked in strange ways. I didn't know what was going
dn, but I didn't complain. That typing class I took in
high school may have saved my life."
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Upon landing in Great Britain, Bill was assigned to
U.S. Army Air Corps and sent to the 554th Bomb
Squadron, 383th Bomb Group in Chipping Ongar near
Chelmsford. There, Bill learned that a section of that
group had trained on the north end of Anna Maria Is-
land near the site of the present-da. Sandbar restaurant.
Bill became a clerk-typist and classification in-
spector as the group fle\\ its B-26 bombers into the
skies over Europe to bombhenemy largets.
"We \ere \ern luck\ We didn't ha\e a high casu-
alty rate like some of the heavy bomb groups. The B-
26 \aas a lot faster than some of the German fighters.
and I remember we \\ eit for a few months without any
SAlthough a member of the ground cre\\. Bill had
a lot of friends in the air crews, including some \\ ho.
sadly, never came back from their mission.
After the invasion, the 554th \\as transferred to
mainland Europe, the first complete bomb group to
arrive in France. The ground cre\ s landed on Omaha
Beach in Normandy in A.ugust 1944. From there. the
group set up operations at Chateaudon near Orleans.
On Au. 23. 1944. Paris v\.is liberated b\ the Al-
lies and one week later Bill got a pass to \ i\it the "Cit\
of Lights" to see his great-aunt, who had married a
He eventually found the address, knocked on the
door, and asked in his best high school French if this
was the right address. The elderl} v oman looked him
over in his Air Corps uniform and replied in perfect
English, "You must be Bill Diamant. Please come in."
"That was exciting,,to visit your relatives who had
just been liberated. Of course, the French all loved the
Americans at that time."
The bomb group continued its bombing and sup-
port missions until December 1944, when the Battle of
the Bulge began.
"The fog was terrible and we couldn't fly. We were
given orders to be able to destroy all our records in two
hours in case the Germans broke through. We weren't
that far away from the fighting, and the Germans ont Id
occasionally strafe our airbase. I guess they had good.
weather and could take off from their own bases."
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home. They've been coming to Anna Maria for
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
On Christmas Day 1944 the fog lifted and the
554th was able to fly and support the encircled 101st
Airborne Division at Bastogne.
After the Bulge, German resistance dwindled and
by April 1944, Bill and his buddies were hopeful the
war would end soon and they would be sent home. But
after Germany surrendered in May, the 554th was in-
formed it would be sent to the Pacific for the invasion
The ground crews boarded a ship back to the
United States in early August 1945. While enroute to
New York, they heard a rumor about a "big bomb"
being dropped on Japan.
"We didn't know what it was. Then we heard about
the second bomb, and we learned real quick what an
atomic bomb was. Everyone said that would be the end
of Japan and the war and they were right."
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Two pirate crews to join
in treating dignitaries
The Anna Maria Island Privateers and the DeSoto
Conquistadors will unite without piratical blood-
shed, they promise Friday, April 29, to give two
shiploads of visiting dignitaries a special time.
They will mobilize their pirate boat/floats to take
the visitors down Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key
to St. Armands Circle, where they will turn them loose
on the citizenry.
The dignitaries will be among the crowd attending
the DeSoto Heritage Festival, with emphasis on the
DeSoto Ball Friday night. The pirates promise to get
their guests back in plenty of time for the dance.
The cooperative excursion will begin at 10 a.m. at
the Holiday Inn Riverfront, 100 Riverfront Blvd.,
Bradenton, and return there that afternoon, said Tim
"Hammer" Thompson, Privateer spokesman.
Artists Guild meeting set
for Monday evening
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, to discuss
"topics of mutual interest in the areas of personal
growth, including goals as artists and within the
The meeting will be at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Details may be obtained at 778-1788.
Bill's troop ship sailed into New York harbor on
Aug. 15, 1945, the very day the Japanese announced
they had surrendered.
"We were greeted with everything the city had, just
because we were the first back after the end of the war.
We got a huge welcome and were delighted. I guess it
was just another lucky break, but we wouldn't be go-
ing to Japan and that made us celebrate."
Bill took his discharge and enrolled in Yale Uni-
versity in drama. He graduated with his Master of Arts
in 1948 and began working as an actor, director and
producer in various theaters in New York and New
In the summer of 195.1, he met a young actress
named Peggy Blassingame, who hailed from Anna
Maria, but was originally from Brooklyn before mov-
ing to the Island in 1938.
"I found out she had lived one block from me in
Brooklyn. We knew a lot of the same families and we
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hit it off." The couple were married later that year, and
in 1953, Bill took a civilian job with the U.S. Army in
Europe as a field entertainment director.
"We lived most of the next 20 years overseas," Bill
said, including stints in France, Germany and Korea.
"We enjoyed the life, but we always came back to
Anna Maria to visit Peggy's family."
In fact, Peggy would often stay in Anna Maria with
their children as Bill headed for a new overseas job.
They eventually retired permanently to Anna Maria in
"The war was a good experience. It helped me
grow up a lot," remembered Bill. "Of course, I was one
of the lucky ones. I'd do it again if I had to. I was pre-
pared for combat, but ended up a clerk, so I was really
a lucky guy, but I've never forgotten the guys who flew
off on a combat mission and never came back. They are
the real heros of the war, not me."
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Ellis' burning desire: Create art, open gateways
By David Futch
Adam Ellis' glass-eyed,.steely grouper would send
any pinfish or shrimp into a panic.
Fortunately for the bait, this grouper in Holmes
Beach only moves when you push on him. With one
The fish's large mouth and eyes coming at you as
you open the grouper gate between the houses of two
Holmes Beach friends are the centerpiece of what Ellis
has created with a relatively new art form using a
For Ellis of Cortez, his newest oeuvre is all about
using a torch-type device allowing him to cut through
quarter-inch steel to create objets d' art in the form of
gates, fences and stand-alone metal sculptures.
At the houses of Mike and Sally Greig and Will-
iam and Tracy Wimpy, the gate acts as a bond between
the homes of longtime friends. Even more appropriate,
Mike and William are charter fishing captains.
"The grouper gate is just incredible," Sally,Greig
said. "That big grouper face and those eyes coming at
you are something to see. It lets you know where our
William Wimpy think the steel grouper has
sirec'ithened the close conne. tion between friends and
neighbors and big respect for the artist.
"Adam does great work. He had nade ihe eiicrn aid
gate for Mike and Sally and I asked him to make us one
to connect the houses," Wimpy said. "He made it es-
pecially for us and that's part of what I liked about
Adam. He took his time with it. He custom fits the
pieces he's making in the area where you're going to
put it. They're unique.
"The grouper with glass eyes-makes it look real
and is a connection between great friends. He also-
made a tarpon gate for us that connects the house to the
south of us. The tarpon is coming out of the water with
a crab in its mouth. Adam is a talented man who can
do a number of things. He did the art work for my
Tracy Gayle Charters T-shirts."
Many Anna Maria Islanders and Bradentonians
know Ellis as the Cortez artist who painted pictures of
tarpon, snook and redfish on old windows, some of
which he took out of old-Cracker-style homes in Cortez
When he was renovating them.
Ellis thinks he's finally found his niche in burning
through steel. Not just any steel, but Cor-ten steel, an
alloy containing a.lot of iron allowing it to protect it-
self when it cures. No painting required.
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cutter. Although the gate weighs more than 200
pounds, it's easily opened with a gentle push because
of ball-bearing hinges. Islander Photos: David Futch
The difference between,what Ellis employs as his
brush the plasma cutter and an acetylene torch is
that the plasma cutter uses electricity and compressed
gas and acetylene needs gas and fire to work.
Plasma cutter technology is 20 years old and was
introduced for making aircraft carriers, oil tankers and
cruise ships. The cuts needed for those ships are com-
puter generated. The cuts Ellis makes are generated
from the mind. And they take a lot of energy a 220-
volt outlet and plenty of juice.
"Plasma cutters are made to cut steel and I like the
accuracy," Ellis said. "I can come up with a sketch, or
if someone has a sketch of what they want done, I can
duplicate it almost perfectly. The potential is endless.
If you can think of it, I can make it. I do everything
from start to finish. I sell them. Draw sketches. Make.
them. Install them. And in some cases, maintain them.
"This is the biggest and most ambitious undertak-
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Mary Norman, for turning me on to this. She bought a
plasma cutter and invited me over to try it. I made a
sketch, on a piece of steel and made my first burn and
she said she had been doing this for six months and
hadn't been able to come close to doing what I did on
my first try. My hat's off to'her."
He starts his newest project this week. It's a 12-
foot-wide driveway gate destined for a new home in
Anna Maria City.
At mid-gate, he's planning a traveler palm. It will
be shouldered by a stand of bamboo on one side and a
shalom philodendron on the other. The gate will be
divided in half and electronically controlled so the
owners can open it inside the house or from their car.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge, and a lot of
it is because I have to install it and make it work."
Ellis' small gates can weigh more than most people
can lift and the bigger ones much more, which created
a problem opening and closing. That was until he met
a friend in the ball-bearing business.
"I came up with a ball-bearing hinge," Ellis said.
"A gate I make can weigh as much as 400 pounds. With
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 27, 2005 M PAGE 17
Fishermen's net panel is on hold
By Jim Hanson
The "fishing net working group" proposed to
be in existence by now is not formed yet, and
prospects are dim for it being appointed in the near
future, according to state officials.
"The study group may await new ideas from
the commercial fishermen for net mesh or a new,
legal method to harn est fish." said Lee Schlesinger
of the Florida Fi-h and Wildlife Conservation:
At a meeting in February on net mesh sizes, the
FWC said it would form a group "consisting of FWC
staff and conunercial fishermen" to evaluate and test
new developments in net technology.
No such developments have come along,
Schlesinger said, and the February meeting didn't
change an' thing, so the whole proposal remains on
hold until there's reason to go ahead.
Fishermen's net sizes have been strictly limited
ever since 1995, when a constitutional amendment
went into effect prohibiting near-shore net fishing.
The mandated net size is a two-inch aperture,
which the state feels protects marine life as re-
quired by law.
Commercial fishermen in Cortez and other
Florida waters want four-inch openings, which
they say would catch larger fish and allow the
smaller ones to slip through to develop into legal-
Ellis is gatekeeper
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
these ball-bearinghinges and tie way I build them you
can open them w ith oine fillner and the gale closes it-
While interviewing Ellis, he wa;i staining the new
pine floor of an old Cortez house he's renovating with
his brother Brandon. He does this simple job with the
same care and enthusiasm he has for his plasma art,
making sure every corner of the floor is covered and
stain is applied evenly to every surface. It's a mark of
his character and attention to detail, friends and art
Ellis's shop is located at 121 Bridge Street in a
courtyard behind SueRics.
Anyone is welcome to come see him burn. But
there is a caveat.
The 4-by-8-foot pieces of steel Ellis needs for his
art are hefty.
Sometimes he needs a little help moving them.
"I move them. My brother Brandon helps move
them," Ellis said, "and anyone else who's dumb
enough to be around when they're delivered helps
Steel grouper don't mind. They're just looking for
To open your gateway, contact Ellis at 685-3392.
The grouper gate waits for the next guest to walk through. Ellis created the gate for William and Tracy Wimpy of
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Kingfish moving through; trout thick in backwater
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Despite the cooler weather and rough seas for a
few days last week, fishing continues to be great both
in the Gulf of Mexico and in the bays.
Offshore action for kingfish, mackerel and the oc-
casional cobia is good: Bottom fishing for snapper and
grouper is excellent, and look at all the sailfish action
that's coming in from not all that far offshore!
Backwater angling is excellent for trout, redfish
and snook right now and, with whitebait being so plen-
tiful, it's no wonder the nearshore action is so hot.
By the way., don't forget that the 19th Annual Kids
Free Fishing Tournament on the Green Bridge Pier is
Scheduled for May 7. It is a catch-and-release tourna-
ment sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Fish & Game
Club, held on the pier in Palmetto. Entry and lunch are
provided free, all children from the ages of 7 to 14 are
eligible to fish, and baits, hooks and sinkers are pro-
vided free and, although each child should his or her
own rod, loaner rods and reels are available on request.
An adult must accompany all children. Prizes will be
awarded for the first three places in each age group
along with lots of raffle prizes.
Register at the pier from 7 to 8 a.m. the day of the
Volunteers and donated merchandise for prizes are
needed and appreciated, and information is available at
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he and his charters caught snook to 27
inches, redfish to 26 inches and plenty of trout, all us-
ing both artificial and live bait.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook fishing
is good, redfish action is between good to excellent,.
and trout catches are nothing short of superb for all
backwater anglers. Offshore fishers of bottom fish like
grouper and snapper are finding lots of good action in
about 100 feet of water. For the trolling angler, mack-
erel and kingfish are filling the coolers still.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing has
been good of late, with some keeper-size'snook being
caught, plus redfish, sheepshead, pompano and some
big amberjack. No mackerel of late, though, Bob said.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
snook are a good bet at night, plus sheepshead, mack-
erel and yellowtail jacks during the day. Cliff said ac-
tion is picking up daily and now is definitely the time
. to go fishing.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are big snook being caught in the cut. Terra Ceia
Bay is producing lots of large spawning trout, and there
are still a few sheepshead being reeled in from near the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said one of his
charters hooked up with a 37-inch snook last week,
plus redfish that are plentiful enough to produce limit-
catches on almost every trip out. He's also catching lots
of big trout right now.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, wade fishers
are pulling in lots of big trout to 24 inches. A good hit
for the bigger fish is the sand holes just south of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge on lower tides. Other action
includes mackerel near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include a few
sheepshead and mackerel on the Skyway fishing piers.
In Terra Ceia Bay, reports are good for redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said on the calmer days,
when he can get out into the Gulf, he's reeling in lots
and lots of mackerel, bluefish and cobia. Backwater
- action remains excellent, with trout being the best bet,
but snook and reds are still a good bet, he said.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
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Instead of being added to the dinner table, the big red was released after the picture was taken. Ethan caught
the fish on the bayside of Bean Point using a sand flea as bait.
The Stewart Reid family of Bay City, Mich., caught
and released an 8-foot-long sailfish, above, last week
while offshore with Capt. R. W. Best aboard the
Happy Hooker out of Cortez. Also caught by Ashley,
Linda and Stewart Reid were kingfish and mackerel,
pictured at right.
past week. Our clients have been catching school kings
to 30 pounds, true black grouper to 10 pounds, man-
grove snapper to 5 pounds, blacktip sharks to 6 feet,
barracuda to 5 feet, as well as red grouper, scamp, and
triggerfish. As we have been fishing for grouper and
snapper, we put out a chum block to chum up large
schools of kingfish to the back of the boat. We have
been catching the kings on a variety of live baits,
spoons and other artificial baits. We have been fishing
out to 85 feet of water using live pinfish and Key West
grunts, frozen Spanish sardines, squid and shrimp for-
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said fishing the Gulf
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Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
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Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
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Some hurricane news you may be able to use
A British computer model may aid in forecasting
hurricane hits in the United States.
The model is based upon wind patterns over parts
of North America, the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the
North Atlantic Ocean. Readings will be taken in July
to offer a glimpse into what the August-September
weather will be, specifically during the height of the
Atlantic hurricane season.
Readings are taken to elevations of more than 4
miles above the earth's surface, then factored into the
model. Using a "hindsight" forecast of the past 54
years, the computer run did very well, according to
One more trick to put in the forecasting bag.
And speaking of hurricane forecasts ...
According to Dr. William Gray, a meteorologist
with Colorado State University whohas been predict-
ing Atlantic hurricanes for 22 years, the 2005 storm
season will be another active one.
"We estimate that 2005 will have about seven hur-
ricanes (average is 5.9), 13 named storms (average is
9.6), 65 named storm days (average is 49), 35 hurricane
days (average is 24.5), three intense (Category 3-4-5)
hurricanes (average is 2.3) and seven intense hurricane
days (average is five)," he wrote ih an April 1 forecast.
"We expect Atlantic basin net tropical cyclone
activity in 2005 to be about 135.percent of the long-.
term average. The probability of major hurricane land-
fall is estimated to be 140 percent of the long-period
average. We expect this year-to continue the past-de-
cade trend of above-average hurricane seasons."
Not really, but Gray and his team use a whole slew
of global weather data to create his forecast as well as
factoring in historical information. They're pretty much
right-on, year after year.
Circles within circles
Everyone knows that hurricanes rotate in a coun-
terclockwise direction. That's the big circle you see on
aerial photography or radar that can stretch for miles
What scientists are now discovering, though, is that
there are also counterclockwise winds that spin verti-
cally within the storm, winds that can produce ex-
tremely powerful gusts several hundred yards across.
These aren't winds like you get with a tornado, by
the way, but are more of a circle running from a height
of 3,000 feet to the ground.
It's those unexpected and strong gusts that can take
out one house and leave another next door.unscathed,
according to a team of scientists at the Center for Se-
vere Weather Research in Boulder, Colo.
The group first noticed the phenomenon nine years
ago when they brought a truck outfitted with Doppler
radar to North Carolina to get an up-close-and-personal
view of Hurricane Fran.
What the radar revealed were intense wind speeds
scattered throughout the eye wall of the storm, inter-
spersed with relatively calm winds.
Well, scientists are working on figuring out if these
circles have anything to do with steering the overall
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to topographic features. If, say, the storm approaches
a set of tall condominiums, does the storm slow down,
speed up, change course, or hover?
As the severe weather center lead scientist told the
St. Petersburg Times, "Maybe it's good, at least when
it comes to these wind gusts in a hurricane, to have tall
structures on barrier islands to act as a shield. Maybe
it's bad. We just don't know right now."
The group has gone through eight storms so far,
and is gearing up for more data collection this summer.
Scary storm stats
Dammit, leave! But a lot of people didn't.
A study by Florida State University on hurricane
evacuation patterns in 2004 showed that only 53 per-
Scent of people ordered to seek safe haven followed the
orders and left their low-lying homes before Hurricane
Charley made landfall.
That figure is despite the fact that 60 percent of the
people knew of the evacuation decree.
And get this: 56 percent of those living in mobile
homes refused to follow the mandatory evacuation or-
Why not leave? According to the survey, of those
that stayed put, 34 percent did not think the storm
would hit them, 21 percent did not.think the storm was
all that powerful, and 12 percent believed their house
Right a safe house in the. face of 145-mph
The study included Manatee, Pinellas,
Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
Residents of Anna Maria Island, you remember,
were told to leave before Hurricane Charley's ap-
proach. You also may remember that the storm, with
145-mph winds, was predicted to make landfall at the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge. That would have placed the
"ugly" side of the storm right over the Island.
To our credit, almost everybody on the Island left.
Emergency management officials at the time estimated
that less than a score of stubborn residents refused to
budge from their houses Aug. 13 as Charley neared.
Fortunately for us, the storm veered to the east and
made landfall in Punta Gorda.
As National Hurricane Center Director Max
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mained in the Gulf longer and hit toward Tampa, it
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word out to people, but who isn't glued to the tube
when a storm approaches? Jeez, we've got one of the
top media markets in the country in the Tampa Bay
area ... you'd think that. the "aw, I didn't know any-
thing was coming"'crowd wouldn't amount to much
here, but I guess not.
We'll be doing our part at The Islander with our
annual hurricane section scheduled for late May.
Hurricane season, by the way, starts June 1 and
runs through Nov. 30.
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The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota and Mote Marine
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Helping our feathered friends
The federal government is working with power
plant operators across the country to, as they put it,
"reduce avian and operational risks that result from
avian interactions with electric utility facilities.".
In other words, bird electrocutions on power lines.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with the-
utility companies to mesh a custom plan to each power
plant and power line. Of particular concern are migra-
tory and big birds.
"Electrocutions are a particular threat to birds with
large wingspans, such as eagles, hawks, and owls all
species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty
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WMFD takes over AAA lead with pair of wins
By Kevin Cassidy
West Manatee Fire District withstood a four-run
rally from Duncan Real Estate in the bottom of the
sixth inning to hold on for a 9-8 victory on Friday,
April 22, to move into solo possession of first place in
the Anna Maria Island Little League AAA division for
ages 9-12. WMFD got themselves into position to
overtake Duncan Real Estate on the virtue of their two
victories last week over Duncan and Morgan Stanley,
plus their win a week ago over Morgan Stanley. But
board members decided that the sixth inning of the
WMFD-Morgan Stanley April 13 game should not
have been allowed to start, thus giving an 11-8 victory
As we close out the month of April, only one game
separates first place from last place so the AAA title is
up for grabs.
The April 23-24 weekend brought out Fun Day at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center on Saturday
and then on Sunday it was Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Day at Tropicana Field. Unfortunately, the
Devil Rays got waxed 11-3, making Saturday's home
run derby events for ages 9-10 and 11-12 players the
big event of the weekend.
The derby consisted of two rounds where each
batter got 10 outs and a final round of five outs. Any-
thing they swung at that didn't go over the-fence was
counted as an out and the person with the most home
runs after three rounds was the champ.
Zach Even put on a show in the 11- and 12-year-
old competition. After a slow start that saw him hit
every .ball hard, but on a line drive trajectory, Even
broke out in the second round. Line drives are great
hitting in a game, but not what you want in a home run
After the first round Even, Troy Kozewski and
Joey Hutchinson were all tied for the lead with one
home run. Round two brought about a pitching change
with Chris Moneuse (Max's Dad) replacing Jeff
Kozewski (Troy's dad) on the mound. Even apparently
liked the change as he absolutely ".launched" eight
home runs to seize control of the contest. Troy
Kozewski managed three home runs, while Hutchinson
hit two and Daniel Janisch connected once in the sec-
Even and Kozewski each hit three home runs in the
final round, while Hutchinson and Janisch each hit one
dinger. Even finished with 12 home runs, five better
than Kozewski's seven home runs. Hutchinson finished
with four home runs and Janisch had two.
The 9-10 competition was riveting as well. After
three rounds, William Brusso and Daniel Pimental
were tied at two home runs apiece and went to over-
time. Travis Belsito, Shawn Conover, Elijah Toussaint
and Jerry Mayer each hit one home run and were elimi-
Brusso went firsthand knocked one ball over the
fence to take the lead. Daniel Pimental was down to his
last out when he ripped a shot onto the left field screen
to tie Brusso and stay-alive. Brusso didn't hit a home
run during his next five outs, leaving Pimental an open-
ing to claim the title. Again Pimental waited until he
was down to his last out when he ripped one over the
fence to win the 9-10 home run derby:
Congratulations to Zach and Daniel and the rest of
the derby competitors.
WMFD 9, Duncan 8
WMFD overtook Duncan Real Estate to seize a
AMI Little League schedule
AAA League (ages 9-12)
April 27 6:30 p.m. Duncan vs. WMFD
April 29 7 p.m. Duncan vs. Morgan Stanley
May 2 6:30 p.m. WMFD vs. Duncan
SAA League (ages 8-10)
April 28 5:30 p.m. Betsy Hills vs.
April 28 7 p.m. Cannons vs. Bark
May 3 .5:30 p.m. Bark vs.
May 3 7 p.m. Cannons vs. Betsy Hills
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
April 29 5:30 p.m.
April 30 9 a.m.
SApril 30 10 a.m.
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A&E vs. Island Starter
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Zach Even poses with the trophy he won after
smacking 12 home runs in three rounds to win the
age 11-12 derby by a landslide.
half-game lead in the standings thanks to a hard-
fought 9-8 win on Friday, April 22. Blake Wilson
wielded a big stick for the Fire District, going 3-for-
4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Joey
Hutchinson added a single and two runs scored in the
victory. Wilson also pitched an effective four in-
nings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking
out six. Connor Cloherty singled and scored once
and Shawn Conover went 1-for-2 to round out.the
WMFD offense that also received three runs from
Hunter Parrish and one run apiece from Tommy
Price and Alex Burgess.
Daniel Pimentel was down to his last out two times
on the way to winning the age 9-.10 derby.
Trevor Bystrom went 2-for-4 with one run scored
and Glenn Bower doubled and scored two runs to lead
Duncan Real Estate at the plate.' Kyle Crum added a
pair of singles and Daniel Pimentel singled and scored
one run for Duncan, which also received singles from
Jordan Sebastiano and Austin Wash, and runs from
Troy Kozewski and Jake Rappe in the loss.
WMFD 12, Morgan Stanley 9
Blake Wilson went 2-for-5 including an RBI double
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and one run scored and Tommy Price went 2-for-4 with
one RBI to lead WMFD past Morgan Stanley on Wednes-
day, April 20. Joey Hutchinson added an RBI double and
two runs scored for WMFD, which also received a double
and two runs scored from Shawn Conover and three runs
scored from Hunter.Parrish.
Morgan Stanley was led by Matt Bauer who went
2-for-3 with two runs scored and Martine Miller who
was 2-for-3 with one run scored. Sarah Howard singled
and scored one run for Morgan Stanley while William
Brusso added two runs in the loss.
Morgan Stanley 17, Duncan 8
Zach Even went 3-for-3 including a double and
two runs scored anid Martine Miller and William
Brusso each singled twice and scored three runs to lead
Morgan Stanley past Duncan Real Estate on Monday,
April 18. Matt Bauer added a pair of doubles and one
run scored, while Daniel Janisch singled twice and
scored four runs. Giorgio Gomez doubled and scored
one run, while Sarah Howard, Blake Rivers and Zach
Evans each singled and scored one run in the victory.
Austin Wash and Glenn Bower each went 3-for-3
with Bower adding a double to lead Duncan Real Es-
tate in the loss. Jake Rappe added a single, double and
two runs scored for Duncan-who also received a single
and two runs from Jordan Sebastiano and a pair of
singles from Daniel Janisch. Kyle Crum rounded out
.the Duncan offense with a single and one run scored.
Little League AAA standings
as of April 23
Team Name Won Lost Tied
WMFD 4 3 0
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2BR/2BA Gulf Sands Gulffront
condo, heated pool.
Bradenton Annual Rentals
Two unfurnished units available in Pebble Springs. Spacious
3BR/2BA ground-level condos. Walk out the door to the
S pool. Conveniently located.
Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772 32.35
e-mail : jimsre al ty co @aol com
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 27, 2005 M PAGE 23
Busy Fran Maxon
Fran Maxon was the Anna Maria City Clerk when
this photo was taken in 1959, just 11 years before
she started Fran Maxon Real Estate on Gulf Drive.
Islander Photos: Courtesy Stephanie Bell
35 years for
Fran. Maxon namesake
When Stephanie Bell took over Fran Maxon,
Real.Estate in 1999, she never considered changing
Fran Maxon was the Anna Maria city clerk in the
1950s and 1960s, and started her real estate company_
in 1970. The company is now celebrating its 35th an-
niversary in Anna Maria, one of the oldest real estate
firms in the city.
"I wouldn't consider changing the name," said
Stephanie. "Even today, people still come in and ask to
see Fran. She built such a wonderful reputation that her
name is identified with Island real estate and quality
Christine T. Shaw,
John van Zandt,
Call Chris and John
6 ISLA ND
V-'rJ REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND. INC.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
An island in time
Fran Maxon Real Estate in 1973 when this photo of
the office at 9701 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria was
taken. The office still occupies the.same space in the
The original office at 9701 Gulf Drive still exists
in the same location and, added Stephanie, "We're still
maintaining that great reputation."
Growing tp in Sarasota, Stephanie and her family
visited Anna Maria on many occasions.
"I always loved this city and Island. It's been a
dream come true to work out here and keep up the tra-
ditions that Fran started."
Fran Maxon Real Estate is open from 9 a.m. to
, 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to
noon on Saturday.
To reach Stephanie or Fran Maxon Real Estate, call
Island real estate transactions
530 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,711 sfla / 2,797
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1969
on a 85x1 12 lot was sold 04/12/05, Szakacs to Melli for
210 Lakeview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,572 sfla
Enion 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. Ohe-of-a-kind charm! $585,000.
OPEN HOUSE APRIL 30 & MAY 1 1-4PM
223 21st St. W., Bradenton
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canalfront home built in 1983
on a 70x1 10 lot was sold 04/
12/05, Schlegel to Hill for
$890,000; list $899,000.
417 Poinsettia Road,
Anna Maria, a 1,404 sfla /
2,361 sfur 2bed/2bath/4car
canalfront pool home built in
1988 on. a 65x111 lot was
sold 04/15/05, Beck to Lee for
$745,000; list $745,000. Brisson
210 Archer Way, Anna
Maria, a 1,132 sfla/1,908 sfur
2bed/lbath home built in 1957 on a 85x125 lot was
sold 04/12/05, Martin to Hasler for $620,000.
3013 Avenue F, Unit D3, Island Beach Club,
Holmes Beach, a 984 sfla / 1,228 sfur 2bed/lbath
condo built in 1984 was sold 04/12/05, McCombs to
Williams for $615,000; list $637,500.
401- Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,200 sfla
/ 1,255 sfur 4bed/4bath fourplex built in 1950 on a
52x100 lot was sold 04/11/05, Stahley to Hegarty for
$585,000; list $649,000.
414 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 940 sfur 2bed/
1 bath/i car home built in 1920 on a 51x145 lot was sold
04/12/05, Starr to Lundy for $449,000; list $449,000.
6909 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, an 860 sfla /
1,081 sfur 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1982 on a
3,093 sf lot was sold 04/11/05, Roehl to Hemming for
$370,000; list $377,600.
3601 E. Bay Drive, Unit 207, Sandy Pointe,
Holmes Beach, a 1,004 sfla / 1,074 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1994 was sold 04/13/05, Droescher to
Meyer for $289,900; list $289,900.
792 Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria, a 884 sfla / 1,404
sfur 2bed/1bath/1car home built in 1954 on a 50x108
lot was sold 04/15/05, Naiman to Mims for $250,000.
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.
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
2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA
-enclosed lower area
with garage and stor-
l age. Both sides rented.
Property on Clark
Spring Lake. Selling
AS IS. $469,900. Please call Mike Carleton, Realtor,
(941 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker, (941) 545-
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ITM O ALE AANUCM7MIPT otne
TWO SOFAS with ottomans, floral print, $250 each;
one sleeper sofa, queen size, Florida colors, $250;
four swivel kitchen chairs, Florida colors, $25 each.
COUCH, $50; Two blue La-Z-Boy swivel chairs, $45/
pair. (941) 778-5793.
DINING TABLE with six chairs. Glass top..Beautiful
condition. $200. (941) 778-4593.
FURNITURE: BEDROOM suite with queen, faux-
leather couch and armchair, dining room table. All in
great condition. (941) 778-3006.
LAWNMOWER: TORA, self-propelled 6.5. Like new.
$200. (941) 778-3006.
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.
SEASON END SALE: Niki's Gifts & Antique mall, 5351
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Sterling jewelry 50 percent
off; Fitz and Floyd collectible mice 50 percent off;
Waterford crystal 60 percent off; select costume and
vintage jewelry, gifts, collectibles, antiques, art and
furniture 25-75 percent off. Farewell friends and tour-
ists, thank you, love you, safe journey, see you next
year! Open seven days. (941) 779-0729.
GREAT GARAGE SALE: 8am-? Saturday April, 30
only. Lots of cool cheap stuff. Come check it out! 202
56th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: 10am-2pm Friday, April 29 and
8am-lpm Saturday, April 30. T-shirts, hats, furniture,
clothing, home accessories, woven baskets, garden
tools. 6816 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Si* ull 1 :i. unit overiocikin, the large
S4 lake and wildlife area on
Perico Island' Beautitul
2BR/2BA condo has
T panoramric, ati'r views in
a very private setting!
Call me for your buying and listing needs
Sue Carlson, Broker
411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
GUITARIST SEEKS other musicians and singersfor
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.
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.
HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years
experience. Complete on-the-job certified training.
One full year's support free. Probable earnings
$100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees.
Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run
from home office located anywhere. $75,000,
$45,000 down and seller will finance.$30,000, or
$60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.
LOST: MEN'S GOLD ring with Elfenbein on top, in
reverse. Elephant trunk on each side. Johnny, (941)
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.
LOVING ISLAND family wants to adopt cockatiel to
replace departed loved one. (941) 778-0899.
Spectacular Interior Updates
No detail was over-
looked in this 3BR/
2BA island home!
This home offers
stone floors, all new
appliances, paint, furniture, landscaping and' much
more! And, it's all less than a block to the beach! Call
today for an appointment. $649,900.
Kimberly L. Clark, P.A.
Sales Associate Realtor
.. ""'Culf-Bay Realty
i 1- \) 941-778-7244
.. 5309 Gulf Drive
REALESTATO A NAMARAAN
BRADENTON BEACH. A'h,n,,:al b',fr.:,rn
paradise just one blcck ircm Gull rtirn dt3.Il:
tlru out, boat doc: r.e'.,. :-j... Ill In.JonElir,
courtyard, pool with ',erall sep auejt quitrir:,.
circular stairways,360-d c ree .. tEr r .e... itrr, c-ll..:e
hide-away MAR #5053.7 Offered at $2,590,000
HOLMES BEACH. rr,,j r,n .:r,.t.:,l hr,,,,.
with deeded boat slip.: per, d.:,, r. ,::rc m Ir..hr,,,
BR, 2 BA, tropical pocl I,.: .. i t b_,.:,ie: d, r,,,-
and shopping. CorrTp .[,.:,r, ,r, .: ,,,r,.ri
#273743 Offered at $814,000
Virtual Tours & Photos
KEY ROYALE. Mlllonr, dollar bi-, f.irc,.rrn., ,i, be
,,:..jr' T:Te d.jrtja e t th, ,crCi...d ible -innj rhri
lsr.d :,,ppe-r[u [ F. iFull bM ..ei. I:,[ ir .er, dte:rablje
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rJti..rn ha.m, Bell dock aIllo..0I. lk 50,5818
Offered at $2,000,000
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.
1992 OLDSMOBILE CIERA: Four-door, six cylin-
der, air conditioning. Good condition..Only $350.
2000 MERCURY GRAND Marquis LS. 28,000
miles, loaded. One owner. Excellent condition.
$9,995. (941) 779-2246.
TRAVEL ISLAND STYLE: New and used scooters,
$800-$1,595. Beach cruiser bicycles, new $125,
used $50. Island Scooter Rentals, (941) 725-3163.
1999 MERCURY GRAND Marquis sedan. Four-door,
white body with gray interior, automatic, low mileage.
Excellent condition. Asking $6,500. (941) 794-8027.
1993 FORD ESCORT Wagon. Runs good, looks
good. $1,000. (941) 224-8764 or 778-6189.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great!
$1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. $12,900 or best.offer.
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CHOOSE FROM THESE ISLAND GEMS:
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND HOME: Light and bright elevated home
with open feeling and large Florida room.
Approximately 1,800 sf plus lower level bonus room,
patio, lanai and two-car garage. Room for a pbol.
Don't miss this! $569,000.
OVER $100,000 In UPGRADESI Expansive Gulf views from
gorgeous condo. 1,900 sf with private beach and bayside
pool, hot tub and dock. Only $849,000
(under appraised value).
CHARMING ISLAND HOME: Nicely updated elevated home
with open porch and wrap-around balcony. 2-4 car garage,
paver-tile drive. Just steps to the beach!
AFFORDABLE BEACH/BAY CONDO: Ground floor end unit
in Gulf to bay complex, close to pool. 2BR/2BA with
redesigned kitchen. Amenities: Private beach, heated pool,
clubhouse, bayside patio and fishing pier. Walk to shops
and restaurants. Low fees. A bargain at $345,000.
DIRECT GULF VIEW BARGAIN: Upstairs 2BR/2BA condo
with awesome Gulf views in Gulf to bay complex in Bradenton
Beach. Association owns the beach in front.
3224 EAST BAY DRIVE
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LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
S, S FO HIR E-
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
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
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 Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941)
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
HOUSEKEEPER EMPLOYMENT: Island luxury
hotel. Experience required. Transportation re-
quired. Weekends required. 15-20 hours/week.
Good starting pay with raises. Call (941) 778-1237.
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 Jes-
sica Lord, (941) 747-2495.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, firstaid 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.
Thie Is der
without taking time
to subscribe. Visit us at
5404 Marina Dr., Island
'Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach or call
The bsten Team
Professional REALTORS representing
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INVESTORS/DEVELOPERS! PRIME LOCATIONS! R-2 lot 89x100 feet, located in
the 200 block, one lot back from Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Build two villas/condos with
views of the Gulf or renovate existing duplex. Separate addresses! Won't last long! $749,000.
BRING YOUR BOAT SHOES
SAND YOUR FLIP-FLOPS!
300 feet from the beach! Completely renovated home with
heated pool surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Beau-
tiful flooring, natural stone'and red Oak. Tastefully turnkey
furnished. Perfect beach house! Separately deeded deep
water boat dock included! $829,000.
in a great location. 2BR each side, screened-in lanai, new
landscaping and a fresh new look. Just one. and a half
blocks from the beach! Great investment property or sea-
sonal home with rental potential. $649,000 $625,000.
with extra large lot plus 6BR/4BA. Each side has pri-
vate entrance and patio areas. 4BR unit has large kitchen
for the chef! Live in one side and rent the other. Lot size
over 13,700 sf, zoned R-2. $749,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO: Spectacular renovation complete! Move right into this beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA condo with wonderful Gulf views. Must see! Offered at $ 829,000.
-G.ulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
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'This very spacious 4BR/3BA vintage
home is the epitome of island tropics
,,_ and old Florida charm. Located in
desirable Heritage Bay, this historic
home has hardwood flooring, romantic
master suite, lots of outdoor spaces,
close proximity to marina, beautiful
landscape and more. Want character?
This is it! $585,000.
CALL Rebecca Samler, P.A., Realtor
Direct line 941-737-7955 Office 941-758-7777
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FULL-TIME POSITION open for experienced re-
ceptionist in busy real estate office. Must be de-
pendable and reliable with knowledge of Island.
Contact Liz, (941) 778-1593.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and de-
sign for weekly newspaper, some Web site produc-
tion. Knowledge of advertising design and layout.
Candidate must be familiar with desktop publishing.
PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Acrobat a plus.
Some experience required and/or associate's de-
gree or technical school certificate preferred. Re-
sumes: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax
778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Seeking reliable, enthusias-
tic individual for busy hardware store. Experience
preferred.. Knowledge of paint a plus. Must enjoy
working with customers. Nonsmoker. Full-time. No
evenings. Fax resume (941) 778-6982, or apply in
person. Home True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Package of potential on Holmes Beach. Long
established island pizzeria for sale. Ready to make a
profit for you. Serious inquiries only. $199,000.
Call Quentin Talbert 941-704-9680.
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TEMPORARY, SATURDAY cleaning mid-May to
mid-July. Minimum four hours pay guaranteed.
Great pay, great conditions, great location! Private
owner, (941) 778-3143.
CONCIERGE/SECURITY: As needed, part time in-
cluding weekends. Longboat Key condo. No expe-
rience needed. Must be service oriented and out-
going. Background check. Competitive pay. Call
Kevin (941) 383-8876, or fax resume 383-9051.
PERMANENT PART-TIME administrative assistant.
Word and computer skills needed. 20 hours/week,
$12/hour. George, (941) 779-0088.
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.
LPNS/CNAS NEEDED for long-term home care for.
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour morning
and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place clas-
sified ads and subscribe online with our secure server?
Check it out at www.islander.org, where you can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday.
The Hibiscus- brandgnew
Mediterranean flats nestled between
the azure blue waters of the Gulf of
Mexico and picturesque Coquina Reef.
Carefree water-front living with all the
luxuries and conveniences one would
desire. Two car-plus garage, elevator,
sparkling pool. Recently completed
and ready for immediate occupancy.
I'odel Openi ai;y Starting at$895,000
Tina Rudek (941) 920-0303
"We ARE the Mslandl"
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings;
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reason-
able, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured.
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order online www.islander.org.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND By iinrlhaonlonl he with 175 feet
on !tri waler Oullty renovja on throu lhou his spdaniuu,
-4BR home Woiod-burninm Iireplace pool donh, l in nd
deep wrter $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 .-Longboat Key, FL 34229
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 Shopping Center,
BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home
management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance.
CORTEZ WELDING CO. 1211 Cortez Rd. Alumi-
num welding, $45/hour. By appointment only. (941)
737-8667 or 798-3589. Free estimates.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
Two villas: 2BR/2BA,
elevator lif, greal room,
fireplace, bonus room,
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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.
75-foot direct Gulffront plus 2BR/1BA furnished beach
house on Anna Maria's north end. Open plan, beamed
ceiling, wood burning fireplace and a bright cheerful
kitchen with breakfast nook. Great Gulf views from all
living areas and bedrooms. Great deck offers tranquil spot
for waterfront dining and evening sunsets. Perfect tropi-
cal island getaway. Reduced to $1,500,000, furnished.,
5 .. ,
S Piece of history in this furnished Anna Maria cottage only
350 feet to choice beach! Built in 1926 and 1955 effective
year. Old Florida charm includes hardwood floors, pine
paneling, beadboard and old fashion eat-in kitchen. Go
back in time relaxing on this grand front porch and en-
joying the Gulf view. Rare lot site guarantees views even
with new construction in neighborhood. Asking
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Web site www.annamariareal.com
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TOM'S WINDOWS: Get your plywood hurricane
panels now! Cut, primed, installed, with easy-mount
fasteners. $78/sheet complete. (941) 730-1399.
MIKE & KATHY'S Cleaning Service: Providing a
standard of excellence for all your interior, exterior
and window cleaning needs. Residential or vacation
rentals. (941) 722-4358.
SCS CONTRACTING: Got water damage? Want to
prevent water damage? We-do storm panels, slid-
ing glass doors, windows, waterproofing and more!
Professional, meticulous to detail. Bonded, insured.
John Myers, (941) 586-2033.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom portraits,
weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.
MURALISTI 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 appoint-
ment, (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.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-shirts.
Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. 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) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape
maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms
trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call
(941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
LTD MORTGAGE INC.-
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
S1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential arnd commercial mortgage-s.
Private money available for those
j-h F 502 72nd Street.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
rigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-,
timates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
.KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941):727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residentialcommercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-
2993. License #CRC 035261.
I believe that Real Estate is a business that
requires clear communication. If you appreciate
someone who believes in talking straight, give
me a call today. Find out why I am one of the
area's leading Real Estate professionals.
A Paradise Realty
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Toll Free: 800-237-2252
and peeks of the gulf this unit has great income potential. $459,000 n
Call Jesse Brisson at (941) 713-4755 for more info
The Big Picture...it's all about the real estate!
Tiffany Place Condo on the Gulf of
Mexico: Remodeled and very beautiful,
all furniture and furnishings to stay, view
S- of the Gulf from patio and the master
S* bedroom. Tiffany Place condo offers great
year round living or a great year round
New Listing: 3BR/2BA canal home
on Key Royale. Light and bright, dock,
boat lift and room for a pool. This
home has many up dates including
newer roof, windows, doors, beautiful
new kitchen and breakfast area, new
carpet and tile. Home has water views
front and back. $739,000.
Quaint Island cottage in Holmes
Beach: Spacious 2BR/1BA, large
screened front porch, room for a
pool, updated and very charming.
Short walk to beautiful Gulf beaches
is a plus! A great buy at $499,000.
A top producer at Island Real Estate Inc., Call Marianne at (941) 778-6066.
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AFFORDABLE CANALFRONT HIDEAWAY
This cozy 2BR/2BA Anna Maria home is situated on a deep, navigable waterway with a 204oot boat
dock! Features include tiled and terrazzo floors, handy gallery style kitchen, newer central air and heat
and a new shingle roof. With plenty of room for a pool and a glimpse of Tampa Bay from the back-
yard, this one won't last long! Asking $649,000.
TUSCAN -VILLA ON BIMINI BAY
Overlooking Bimini Bay and the Sunshine Skyway, this 3-4BR/3BA Mediterranean-style waterfront
villa offers granite countertops, breakfast bar, maple cabinets, gas range, gourmet kitchen, great
room, split level floor plan, central vacuum and two central air/heat systems. Master suite is on
the ground level with spellbinding bay views, Italian tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and
adjoining office. Over 162 feet of deep, seawalled bay and canalfront with newer seawall cap, two
boat docks and two electric boat lifts. Lushly landscaped yard, automatic sprinkler system, gas
heated swimming pool with therapy jets and brick patio. $1,980,000.
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork,.countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All. masonry
work and-repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass
block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris,
(941) 795-3034. License #104776. Insured.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
6170 or 447-2198.
STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free
estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bath-
rooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years ex-
perience. Yes, I do show up!. (941) 778-3904.
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.
CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet
area. Seasonal, $900/month, $500/week, $100/night.
(941) 778-8168 or 794-5980. www.divefish.com.
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SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR'(two
master suites.)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer,
garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting.
One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly or
$6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:
NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from
beach. Furnished. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal
$2,200/month. (941) 725-1074.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex avail-
able March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping.
Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK.
Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.
WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/1BA,
$500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1BA, $700/week;
island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest Bradenton
home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR,
$1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA,
$1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty,
(941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.
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
captko462 @ aol.com.
ARTIST STUDIO: May-November 2005. $75/month,
lavatory in studio, air-conditioned, use of kitchenette/
bath. Call before April 26. (941) 778-1577.
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.
ANNUAL ISLAND-Duplex: 2BR/1BA, nice yard and--
patio, convenient location. No pets. $850/month. Call
Mike Carleton, (941) 737-0915 or 778-0777. Smith
VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach. Great for
large groups, reunions, receptions, etc. Sleeps 18-
20. (941) 232-4585. www.gulfcoastrentals.com
PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. 2BR/2BA
two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit.
Close to Anna Maria beaches and stores. Owner,
GULFFRONT VACATION Rental: Anna Maria
Beach, two 3BR apartments, fully equipped.
Porches, sundecks, tropical setting. Immaculate!
Owner, (941) 778-3143.
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) 778-7500.
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.
2BR/2BA LUXURY Holmes Beach apartment for
rent weekly/monthly/seasonal. Steps to beach,
newly furnished, washer/dryer, workout room, bikes.
Available April 27. $700/week; $2,100/month, (941)
THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria.
Elegant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two
houses from beach on quiet.street. Available May
2005-2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.
CORTEZ/ BRADENTON BEACH area. Nicely fur-
nished and spacious, 1 BR/i BA apartment. Elevated
with deck. All utilities supplied, shared laundry room,
off street parking. $975/month. (941) 761-2725.
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 RENTAL unfurnished. Spectacular water-
front from huge living/dining area, floor-to-ceiling
plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened
deck, fronting beach-bay and park steps away with
Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for
shopping nearby. Waterfront, north Anna Maria.
3BR. $1,400/month. (941) 748-5334.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY WITH utilities. 300 feet
to beach. Suitable for one person with references.
$635/month plus $800 deposit. (941) 778-1379.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA duplex.
Close to beach. Carport, washer/dryer, enclosed
Florida room. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Es-
FULLY FURNISHED: Ready to move in. 1BR/1BA
near Bradenton Beach. $750/month, utilities in-
cluded. Six-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call
Jackie, (941) 929-7165.
ANNUAL: NORTHWEST Bradenton, Pine Bay For-
est. 2BR/2BA condo with vaulted ceilings and
screened lanai. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Es-
tate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/1BA, Anna Maria,
$875/month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-
2307 for details.
ANNUAL: PERICO BAY Club. 2BR/2BA bayfront
condo. Light and bright, community pools, tennis,
guarded gate and assigned covered parking. $1,400/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
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BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED GARDEN apart-
ments in the historical village of Cortez. 2BR/1BA,
quiet setting, laundry rooms, large screened
porches, covered parking, one mile to beach, non-
smoking only. Unfurnished annual, $1,200/month;
furnished seasonal, winter $1,800/month, $550/
week; summer $500/week; off season $475/week.
Call (941) 778-0542, or Maureen, Green Real Es-
tate, 778-0455 for more information.
WATERFRONT: Bimini Bay, annual, 1BR/1BA, re-
furbished. $850/month, water and garbage in-
cluded. More information at http://
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR newly redone near Rod &
Reel Pier. $750/month, plus utilities. No pets. (941)
CLOSE TO BEACH, 2BR/2BA elevated, clean, no
pets. Annual $800/month. Also available sea-
sonal $2,000/month, three-month minimum. (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach water-
front villa. Fantastic view! Nonsmoking, pet nego-
tiable. $1,000-$1,200/month. (941) 778-2100 or
NORTH LONGBOAT BEACH cottage. Low sum-
mer vacation rates: 2BR/2BA with screened porch
and patio. Sparkling condition, walk to beach. (941)
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment.
Recently updated. Steps to beach. $700/month.
Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
.1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,.
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site
SEASONAL RENTALS: Weekly and monthly avail-
ability now through 2006. Duncan Real Estate,
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 sys-
tem 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.
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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 floor-
ing, gas fireplace, new kitchen with stainless-steel
appliances and maple cabinets. Many custom fea-
tures. Turnkey furnished in island decor. $679,900.
By appointment only. (941) 518-9275. Web site
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-Sinday, April
30-May 1. Call Bob or Jane, (941) 792-3794.
VILLAGE GREEN Villa. 2,000-sf 2BR/2BA. Large
lanai. Upgraded throughout. Lakefront, pool back.
$295,000. Call (941) 792-9192.
Great Investment Opportunity
SH, i i~ Three homes,
7BR/5BA,. tiki bar :
5.Trude Moyer (941) 518-8189
125 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
toll free (866) 316-7253 www.firstinbradenton.com
La Costa, directly on the beach,
2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Breathtaking sunsets from your lanai.
Pool, saunas and tennis. $769,000.
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 di-
rect, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
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.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA. For sale by
owner. (813) 285-1801. Principals only.
OPEN HOUSE 2-4pm Sunday, May 1. 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse condo. New renovation, turnkey, across
from beach. For sale by owner, $490,000. 1003 Gulf
Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
WEST OF GULF Drive, eight homes from beach.
Large 2BR/2BA home, master with den/study and
bath has whirlpool tub with separate shower. Guest
bedroom has a bay view. Elevator, furnished, lots of
storage, low maintenance yard with room for a pool
and much more! 140 50th St., Holmes Beach.
$699,500. (941) 388-5238 or 778-3203.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. 1BR/1BA
condo with great Gulf view. Totally remodeled in 2004.
For sale by owner, (941) 545-5870. Principals only.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
Magnificent custom built duplex with a
crow's nest office and sundeck overlook-
L ing the waters of Anna Maria Island. Both
unique homes are 3BR/2BA. Tiled court-
yard with heated pool or walk to Gulf
Beach. Built in 200 with energy efficiency
Sin mind, wired for networking, fire alarm,
sprinkler system and constructed on 18-
Sfoot pilings. Pine floors or riee-.ican tile.
Custom kitchen, front and back porches and their own private
garage. Very comfortable island li. vng and income too is what you
can have with this Key West style :ome This is not Ine same o6l
duplex. $925,000 for quick sale!
Virtual Tour: www.flrealtour.com/mls0312052/realtor.
Anne H Iber, Realtor (941) 713-9835.
--,,S- SUTTON GROUP REALTY
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.
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.
S(800) 455-1981, ext. 148.
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
down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No credit OK. $0
to.low down. For listings (800) 501-1777, ext. 1299.
SOUTH GEORGIA. Coastal property three-plus
.acres.of deepwater ocean access from $345/month!
Ready to build in gated community with many ameni-
ties. Near St. Simon's and Jacksonville. Call now! (877)
426-2326, ext 853. (Monthly payments of $344.57
based on $79,900 with 10 percent down. Interest only
'payment. With 5.75 percent fixed rate for two years.
Converts to a 15-year variable loan. Rates subject to
change without notice. Void where prohibited.)
'" Realty IN
3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
(941) 778-4364 Fax
Kathy Caserta 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
(941) 778-6943 Home
Realtor, GRI, CRS (941) 704-2023 Cell
HOLMES BEACH CANAL FRONT CONDO
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from your screened lanai overlook-
ing a canal. Updated, furnished 2BR/2BA condo in move-in
condition. Heated pool and spa, tennis courts and lush
t ropical surroundings makes this a per-
ect island retreat. $485,000. IB#504847.
Beautiful 4BR3'BA pool home in
J dcirable Hat horn Park. Large eat-in
kitchen, living room and dining room,
family room with fireplace, cathedral
ceilings, garden tub, large lanai and
tropical landscaping. $495,000.
(941) 751-1155 (800) 448-6325
RARE COMMERCIAL LOT, perfect location BRIDGEPORT Furnished 2BR/2BA unit. KEY ROYALE 3BR/3BA CANAL HOME has
for doctor or lawyer's office or small retail Heated pool and extra storage. Just steps been totally renovated. The master bath
center. Zoned PRM $320,000. Call Cindy from the white sandy beaches, shopping and boasts a bidet, Jacuzzi and shower. Turnkey
Grazar at 778-4800 or 504-6176. dining, Gulf view at $475,000. Elevator ac- furnished for the boaters and beachcombers
cess. Contact Cindy Grazer at (941) at heart. $749,000. Contact Dave Jones at
CO E. L P.. flO.
FOR THE FUN OF LIFE or an investment. 1 BR/ TRIPLE TREASURE Breezy, beachy income DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Completely remod-
1BAcondo,ovinglyupdatedlastyear, readytouse producing triplex across from the beach. Up- eled island duplex. 3BR/2BA on both sides.
or rent this year. New kitchen, new tile floors. Bal- stairs, a cozy 1BR/1BA with great reading Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this breezy
cony overlooking pool. Comes furnished, ready to porch and massive sun deck. Downstairs are floorplan. Kitchens and baths newly updated,
move in. Weekly rentals allowed. Resort atmo- two 2BR/1BA units. Ample parking, tons of too. Turnkey and already rented for the sea-
sphere, close tothe beach. $325,000. Call Denny Mexican tile, newer kitchens and baths. A son. $1,400,000. Call Dave Jones at
Rauschl at 725-3934. must see. $659,000. Call Nicole Skaggs at 713-4800.
Recently renovated and tastefully decorated 2BD/
3BA townhouse with hardwood floors and carpeted
bedrooms. Cook's kitchen with lots of storage. Ex-
tended living area has huge screened deck overlook-
ing large heated pool and garden with stairs to pool.
Open decks on all levels. Stunning water views!
Come see this one! A good buy at $679.000.
Call Liz Codola, Realtor
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Real Estate, Inc.
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A D C A S S IF IE D.
FLORIDA CASSIIE Cotiue "' FORD A C a *tiue 'r- TEL:5 DIM
GOLF-VIEW BARGAIN! $198/month. Nicely
wooded homesites in upscale golf community close
to town. A sanctioned Golf Digest teaching facility,
too! Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 863.
www.cherokeevalleysc.com price, $49,900, 10 per-
cent down, balance finance 12 months at 4.49 per-
cent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.
MAKE THIS SUMMER the best. East Tennessee's
Norris Lake and golf properties make every year
special. Starting at only $24,900. Call Lakeside
Realty, (423) 626-5820 www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
MIGHTY TENNESSEE Riverview Bluff Home. North
Alabama. $254,000. Lake Guntersville 69,100-acre
lake waterfront home. Place for boathouse. North
Alabama. $325,000. Debbie Mathis Realty, (888)
COASTAL GEORGIA: Water access marshfront
homesites. Gated community; tennis, golf,.kayaking,
canoeing. Reconstruction discounts, limited time. From
mid-70s. (877) 266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Starting at $89,900.
Gorgeous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pris-
tine shoreline, spectacular views. Across from na-
tional forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in
east Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utili-
ties, central water, sewer, Excellent financing. Call
now (800) 704-3145, ext. 617, Sunset Bay LLC.
PRIME TEXAS HILL COUNTRY 25-to-30-acre ranch
properties. Huge oaks, views, great horse property.
Amenities include guest houses, pool, tennis court,
barn, riding arena, more. Excellent location near Aus-
tin, San Antonio. From $219,000. Tremendous op-
portunity, call now (866) 937-2624, ext. 113.
STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine SteelMaster
Buildings, factory direct at huge savings! 20 by 24, 30
by 60, 35 by 50 foot. Perfect garage, workshop, barn.
Call (800) 341-7007. www.SteelMasterUSA.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS: Factory deals Save $$$. 40 by
66 to 100 by 200 foot. Example, 50 by 100 by 12 =
$3.60 sf. (800)658-2885. www.rigidbuilding.com.
A GATLINBURG hot-tub cabin: Secluded! Sun-
bathe, soak in your heart-shaped Jacuzzi. Midweek
five-night special from $395. Weddings from $199.
Reunion Lodge, $595/night. (800) 726-0989.
VILLA SIENNA VILLA SORRENTO
4005 4TH AVE. 4003 4TH AVE.
VILLA ROMA VILLA MILANO
4004 5TH AVE. 4006 5TH AVE.
The Jewel in the crown completes the most successful residential/investment development in the Island's history. Pre-construction prices with
permanent financing available for qualified buyers. These magnificent 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Villas feature: expansive great rooms with fire-
places, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with granite finish, elevator and private swimming pool. A half block to public beach, restaurants,
boutiques and market with partial Gulf and bay views. $1,250,000.
3224 a Bay Drive
No wonder in 34 years of
International Real Estate, I have
never had a property not sell!
Geoffrey Wall, G.R.I. P.A.
ULTIMATE BEACH COTTAGE
One half block to bay and Gulf. Walk
to allthe trendy restaurants and bou-
tiques. Room for pool.
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GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY and great
location near beach'.e and .hopprng 2BR.
2BA in established quiet neighborhood
Close to overlook on Palma Solo Bao in pri
'ale park $229 000 MLSf 51C'772i
WONDERFUL ISLAND HOME In super corndi
lion l n:ide and out Tons of storage ,in h.
2BR. 2BA elevated res-dence Carpel/tle
nj tnr....i Cn~tl throughout outdoor :ho.-.er and central heal
a.,.- r $52 000 f.LSe 104Il14,)
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PERICO BAY CLUB Beauikrul laled common.,'
.-'. mar anirer.itier. and rriruiie. i lo ih GClt
beaches: 2BD, 2BA .-.lh .aoulled C ..llngz
Er.c.o, ihk, screened lanorai ...ii pc.rnd ',.-
Ne ... ir r.:.-ndiior.er ,a,he-r dr,er
-$2? 001i) t.iLi# 5i(7571
ONE HOUSE FROM THE BEACH Ih.s 3BR
2B- home ,i a popuLlar land rental Turn.
key furnished in Florida s hle with washer
and dryer Screened porch to enloy balmy
..eather Wonderful lo:aolon roohop de;k
gives greal views of the Gull of Mexico
$990 000 MLSJ 506856
THESE EXQUISITE PRIVATE RESIDENCES are
brand ne..' 3BFP 2 5A uni, s ome ..,lh
parlial and olhers with direct oews of the
Gulf Afler compleiior n .irMay 2005 PRICES
WILL BE INCREASED No.. $i 200 000'
$2 500 000
LOWEST PRICED CANALFRONT hor-m on Ihe
.:lond Th.; 2'. 2B" l-,.. ,n n Sea.: d- Gar.
den, rnea and :lean liiru ie, hfirnri ed .-.,ih
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BEAUTIFUL NEW TOWNHOUSE across the
;ireet from Ihe beach 3BR 2 5BA ...ith a
rr.o-car garage Security) si lem and pr,.ate
ele.aior Beach fronl access and lurnke,' fur-
nished d795 000 MLSe 504828
WHAT ISLAND LIVING ,s all about'
Immaculate 2BR 3BA 3- ar garage .,ilh
open floor plan Property features beauiltul
intra,:oolal ..*aler ',,es of Anna M-Aaro
Sound a charming dock ..-ith a covered
boatlift and a large pool $2 259 000
BEAUTIFUL NEW TOWNHOUSE across Ihe 3BR/2BA TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO in
-treel from Ihe beach 3BR.'3BA -.ith a r..o. Gulf front :omple Feature: include Granite
car garage privole elevator beachfront ac- counlenopr in kitchen and both 9 5 fool ceil
.:es $7.7'5 000 MaLS# 504830 rngsi healed pool and ele.aior $ I 629 100
BEAUTIFUL CANAL HOME lo..,gl, upgraded
anrd mairinltane. Larqg 2BR 26F r.e.. r ".ea
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REMARKABLE DUPLEX HOME Be your own land-
lord and live in the elegant 3BR/2BA owners side
and lease the 2BR/2BA. Updated with 18-inch tile,
wood floors, new roof and new air conditioners. Two-
car garage. Two miles from beach. Jane Tinsworth,
761-3100. #504283. $599,000. ;
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