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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 13, No. 32 June 15, 2005 FREE
Hootman overturns ruling on field his own
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Just like the National Football League, rulings on
the political playing field of Holmes Beach can be
overturned by reviewing the plan.
That's what attorney Greg Hootman did June 9
when he overturned his own ruling of June 7 that a
building permit issued to Frank Davis of 5622 Gulf
Dn\ e was in error (The Islander, June 8).
In his June 9 opinion, Hootman said that upon "re-
viewing the documentation which led to the issuance"
of the permit on Nov. 4, 2004, "it is my opinion [now]
that the permit was properly issued."
Hootman's June 7 opinion % as based upon a ques-
tion regarding whether or not the permit should have
been issued because of a legal challenge against the city
and Davis brought by an adjacent landowner over is-
suance of a variance. Hootman is representing the city
in that case.
Building Official Bill Saunders, who issued the
permit in November, had said the permit was based
upon a "savings clause" enacted by the city commis-
sion last year. After Hootman's June 7 opinion,
Saunders "red-tagged" the property to halt further con-
In his June 9 memo to the city, Hootman said that
a question existed "regarding whetherfor not [Davis]
had timely taken those actions required in order to
maintain the validity of the permit.
"It is my opinion that such actions were taken in a
timely manner and it is. m opinion that the 'red tag'
issued b\ \ou on June 8 should be rescinded immedi-
ately," Hootman said.
The court case brought by adjacent property own-
ers Barbara Coloney and Ruth Anne McLean \\as
heard in court in early FebruarN. While Judge Marc
Gilner at that time promised a decision within 30 days,
no judgment on the case has yet been pronounced.
... and Shubin appeals
Attorney John Shubin, representing Barbara
Coloney and Ruth Anne McLean, has appealed the
Holmes Beach City Commission's June 8, 2004, ap-
proval of the "savings clause" that essentially led to the
issuance of a building permit to Frank Davis at 5622
Shubin filed his appeal on June 7, 2005, justone
day before the Florida Department of Cornmunity Af-
PLEASE SEE SAVINGS, NEXT PAGE
Miss Sara's ballerinas, Sara Wolfe, Kyla Nipper, Julie Ware, Madison Driscoll and Emma Terry, will p
their dance recital at the Anna Maria Island Community Center at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25,followed by
refreshments and a teen talent show. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC/Sandee Pruett
Fund for Anna Maria fire victim
A fund for Islanders and the mainland public to
assist Anna Maria fire victims Jennifer and Warren
Ratcliff has been opened at Wachovia Bank, Jennifer
The Ratcliffs' home at 2i8 Sycamore was virtually
wiped out in a June 4 fire that left the couple homeless.
The fire also destroyed most of their private property
along with several family pets.
Several Islanders have already responded to their
plight, Jennifer Ratcliff said, including one teenage girl
who rode up to their property on her bicycle and gave
them all her spare change.
The Sandbar restaurant chimed in with a fir
donation and free meals for a week, she said, an
Bark of Bark & Co. Realty in Holmes Beach hell
with a hotel room for a week.
They are still waiting on some assistance fr
insurance company, she said.
Anyone interested in aiding the Ratcliffs can
contribution at any Wachovia branch under the J
and Warren Ratcliff Assistance Fund Account or
Ratcliffs at 545-3400 to make a direct contribution
"We want to thank all the wonderful peop
have already helped us," said Jennifer.
a No surprise here:
B\ Rick Catlin
To the surprise of absolutely no one in Anna Maria
who has listened to the innumerable parking plans pro-
posed for the city the past 45 years none of which
S have ever come to fruition -- parking Plan C that the
city commission is considering has hit a "road block."
Commissioner Linda Cramer, who was not at the
meeting where Commissioner Duke Miller first pro-
posed Plan C, blasted the proposal at the commission's
June 9 meeting, claiming that the plan is "not the best
option for city residents.
"I've talked to a lot of people and they are mad as
heck about this plan," she said. The plan is not going
to work because there's no "equity," she claimed.
The plan, which calls for alterate side parking on one
side of a street in the beach access zone with the sides to
change on an annual basis, was put forward by permit-
only parking proponent Miller as a compromise proposal
S after the failure of the permit-only effort and Commission
Chairman John Quam's Plan X for parking.
perform But Plan C, Cramer said, is reducing parking
spaces and shifting the burden to residents already
overburdened w ith public parking on their streets on
weekends and holidays.
Cramer also criticized commissioners for "shutting
me down" the last time the commission discussed Plan C.
BS When Commissioner Carol Ann Magill asked for
a point of order because Cramer's discussion seemed
nancial to stray from the agenda item, Cramer responded with
d Steve an emphatic "No. If I can't talk about this at a work-
ped out shop, then I shouldn't be here."
She said Quam's aborted Plan X for parking was
om the PLEASE SEE PARKING, NEXT PAGE
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Good luck, John and Mollie
Longtime Bradenton Beach residents John and Mollie
Sandberg are moving to Melborne at the end of this
week. Friends gathered to wish the couple a fond
farewell at the Tingley Memorial Library, of which
John was the founding chair. Mollie served the commu-
nity as a volunteer on many Bradenton Beach boards
and served two years as city commissioner and vice
mayor. Library board members and volunteers pre-
sented the Sandbergs with a sketch of the library as a
parting gift. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Savings clause challenged
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
fairs deadline for appealing land development code
In the petition, Shubin stated that his clients are
"substantially affected persons," as they are adjacent
landowners to the Davis property. He alleged that the
amendment is "inconsistent" with the city's compre-
hensive plan and requested that the city respond to the.
petition as required by Florida statute.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said that if
the petition is valid. City Attorney Patricia Petruff will
prepare the city's response. Whitmore added that she
"understood" that thd DCA will also review the peti-
tion and city response.
Parking problems persist
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
better than Plan C, but admitted she didn't vote for
Plan X because residents could not park on the rights
of way under that proposal. She called on commis-
sioners to get rid of the horseshoe pits at city hall,
construct public bathrooms and create more parking
at that location.
That was enough for Commissioner Dale Wood-
land, who had agreed with Miller that Plan C is a com-
promise. Woodland has favored open parking.
He said he understood Cramer's position, but Plan
X is a separate topic.
"The agenda for tonight is for Plan C," he intoned
politely. "If you want another agenda item for another
plan, fine, but I'd like to continue forward with this
Cramer's arguments are "the same stuff I've been
hearing for years," he noted.
The commission eventually got around to discuss-
ing Plan C,.which provides no parking on one side of
a BAZ street for 12 months, then switches parking to
the opposite side for the next year and so on.
But there was an immediate outcry for exceptions.
Woodland said leave North Shore Drive alone be-
cause of the safety issue.
Cramer was not to be denied a second chance to
blast Plan C.
She claimed North Shore Drive is "no different"
than any other street. The Baskerville-Donovan Inc.
traffic study of two years ago "clearly states that city
streets'are inadequate" for on-street parking, but un-
der Plan C, commissioners want to follow some parts
of that report but not others, she said. The case for
resident-only parking is getting better, Cramer ob-
Members of the public who live on BAZ streets
sided with Cramer. -
Nigel Brown of Oak Avenue said he canvassed
15 of 17 residents on Oak and none of them sup-
ported Plan C, but would opt for resident-only park-
ing or maintain the "status quo." On Mangrove
Street, he said he talked with eight of the 12 property
owners, all of whom are opposed-to Plan C. Again;
he said, they would prefer resident-only parking or
the status quo.
He also noted that presently on Oak Avenue
there are 15 public parking spaces on one side of the
street, but only one on the opposite side. How can the
commission switch the parking every year, from 15
spaces one year to just a single spot the next year?
"There's no equality. You can't do one year and
switch," he claimed.
Not a single resident he spoke with is in favor of
Plan C, Brown said, and he urged commissioners to
grant exceptions to the plan.
Quam responded that some commissioners had
previously favored maintaining the status quo after
Plan X was defeated, but only considered Plan C as a
Other residents also spoke against the plan and said
they would immediately ask for exceptions to parking
on their particular streets and would build fences to
protect their property.
That brought Cramer back to her opposition to Plan
The commission, she claimed, has no "consider-
ation" of what residents want.
Not so, responded Woodland, but "if you think we
are ever going to adopt a plan without any public criti-
cism, that's just not realistic. But let's focus on this
plan. I've been through resident-only parking and Plan
X. You've had your say and we've wasted a lot of time
Just talking about Plan C "doesn't guarantee it will
be adopted," he said, but it's better than not talking
about a parking plan.
Cramer, switching gears, said she could support
Plan X if residents were permitted to use the rights of
way for parking; "That's more viable than this plan."
"Let's at least see if this will fly," replied Wood-
Commissioners eventually grew weary of parking
and opted to continue discussing Plan C and potential
exceptions at the July commission workshop.
The city's first known effort to solve its parking
problem began in 1960 with a study by police. A park-
ing committee was formed in 1977 and another in
1999, all to no avail.
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THE ISLANDER JUNE 15, 2005 0 PAGE 3
Substantial improvement issue confusing
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners spent nearly an
hour at their June 9 meeting discussing a proposal to
change an ordinance that limits a homeowner's abil-
ity to improve his/her property to 50 percent of the
assessed value in a five-year period.
At the end of that hour, the issue still appeared as
confusing as when discussions began, a position
agreed with by Building Official Kevin Donohue.
.The issue is "complex" said Donohue, who pre-
sented a review of the effects of the proposal to the
Changing the 50-percent rule from its present five-
year limit to one year would affect the city's total
points- that the Federal Emergency Management
Agency uses to determine flood insurance rates. At
present, city homeowners will qualify for a 15 percent
premium reduction effective in October 2005 because
the city has 1,752 points, well above the 1,500 needed
,to qualify for the discount, Donohue noted.
If the city went to a one-year rule or any period
less than five years in the ordinance, it would lose
61 points, but still have a "cushion" for the 15-percent
But the city is now close to 2,000 points, which
would qualify homeowners for a 20-percentreduction.
Donohue noted it's up td the commission, but he
suggested that the best method to change the ordinance
would be to go to a "permit-by-permit" basis with no
yearly rule. FEMA only gives points if the city has at
least a five-year limitation. Below five years, FEMA
doesn't award any points.'
Commissioner Dale.Woodland said it would be
"irresponsible" for the commission to postpone ap-
proval of the measure. Commissioner Linda Cramer
agreed, but Commissioners Duke Miller and Carol
Ann Magill, along with Commission Chair John Quam,
were opposed to immediate adoption because it would
lower the city's CRS points.
Magill wanted to table the motion until October,
when Donohue should have a plan ready to increase the
city's points to meet FEMA's 2,000-point level for the
next 5-percent reduction in flood insurance.
Quam, however, said he'd have the second reading
of the ordinance at'the June 23 commission meeting.
Resident Doug Wilson said he was "still confused"
after nearly 60 minutes of discussion. That brought a
good laugh from the audience and commissioners, be-
cause much of the discussion by Donohue included in-
depth FEMA requirements, the community rating sys-
tem and improvements to a home to meet the current
"What are the rules?" he asked.
Commissioners heard a report from Public Works
Director George McKay about the April 2005 inspec-
tion of the city pier, which noted some deficiencies.
While McKay said the pier'was "safe and sound,"
Miller disagreed, noting prior reports on the pier had
observed that the pier still has rise, fall and twisting.
McKay did not disagree, but said to solve those
issues involves a major redesign.
Mayor SueLynn said that while the tenant is re-
sponsible for repairs, any redesign of the pier is the
City Pier manager Dave Sork said that pier im-
provements to meet compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act should begin in September or
Miller asked for a timetable, but Sork said he was
just the "monkey that dances for the organ grinder."
Pier lease holder Mario Schoenfelder will be back in
A tractor trailer discovered that a set of telephone lines in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive wasn't quite high
enough for the- rig last week. According to Bradenton Beach Police Det. Sgt. Lenard Diaz, truck-driver Walker
Tillert had permits to navigate through 14-foot-high utility lines, but Veriion wires were only 13 feet above the
road. Utilities were shortly restored, Diaz added, Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Red tide outbreak off Southwest Florida
Red tide appears to have reared its ugly smell to-
ward Anna Maria Island yet again.
Reports from both Mote Marine Laboratory and
the Florida Marine Research Institute indicate fluctu-
ating levels of Karina brevis from throughout South-
west Florida, with especially high levels of red tide
organisms in Palma Sola Bay.
Itchy throats and respiratory irritations have been
reported as well as dead fish floating in the Gulf of
Mexico and bay waters and littering beaches.
It is suspected that the wind and waves generated
by Tropical Storm Arlene drove the microorganism
ashore and contributed to the most recent onslaught.
"The effects of a coastal red tide are once again
being felt along the Florida Gulf coast in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties," according to the Mote Marine Web
site. "A resurgence of red tide effects has been ob-
served along the coast from Anna Maria, south to
Englewood, with sporadic reports of respiratory irrita-
tion and dead fish. Concentrations of the red tide organ-
ism have been fluctuating from low to high levels in
New Pass and other areas of the bay.
"The weather forecast for the [June 18-19]
weekend calls for more westerly winds that could
intensify adverse effects of the bloom on shore,"
Mote scientists continued. "It is important to note
that as atmospheric and oceanic conditions change,
algal bloom conditions change as well, making fore-
casting very difficult."
Red tide is a naturally occurring organism in the
world's oceans, including the Gulf of Mexico. Periodi-
cally, though, the tiny plants "bloom" and cause respira-
tory distress to humans and can kill fish, dolphins and
the city next month, he said, and the commission
should address that issue with him.
Miller agreed, but noted that the pier improvement
issue has been ongoing for several years without any
improvements. The city, he said, needs to enforce the
lease and get a timetable from Schoenfelder.
McKay said he would get an estimate on the cost
of a redesign study back to commissioners for their July
Pine Avenue lot purchase
SueLynn and Cramer presented a proposal to com-
missioners to consider purchasing one of the five lots
at the site of the former Island Marine on Pine Avenue.
The lot in question is adjacent toxicity property at the
west end of the location, and was recently purchased by
a private owner.
Cramer said she'd talked to the owner, who said he
would sell it-to the city for $595,000, the amount of the
Commissioners did not reach a consensus to pro-
ceed, but asked the mayor to find out how long the
owner wduld hold the lot fo4 the city to make"its deci-
sion and to investigate current interest rates.
In a special meeting Junie 9, the commission ap-
proved the final site plan for the Villa Rosa sub-divi-
sion on South Bay Boulevard and also gave final plat
approval, subject to certain conditions.
The plat approval allows Villa Rosa owners to le-
gally subdivide the property into 17 lots and begin sell-
ing to prospective home buyers. Homes in the gated
community are expected to sell in the $1.5 million to
$25 million range.
The "model" home currently under construction at
Villa Rosa will cost approximately $2 million, and is
reportedly sold to a professional sports figure.
As a private community, Villa Rosa will be respon-
sible for all repairs and maintenance of its roads and
Villa Rosa co-owner Steve Noriega also pledged
$10,000 to the city for parks and recreation as part of
the commission approval.
Anna Maria City
June 16, 3 p.m., mitigation planning committee meet-
June 21,7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
Anna Maria Island Community Center renovations.
June 22, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
June 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive; 708-6130.
June 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting CAN-
June 16, 5:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Agenda: Debaun request at Sixth Street South,
Schneider request at 1200 block Gulf Drive South,
Tropic Isle request at 2200 block Gulf Drive North.
June 21, 2 p.m., city commission work session.
June 21,4 p.m., charter review commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
June 16, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
June 22, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 23,9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
June 15, 6 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall CANCELED.
June 20, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.
June 20, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Anna Maria City Hall CAN-
PAGE 4 0 JUNE 15, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Residents: Don't put drainage swale in my backyard
By Rick Catlin
There's an old political axiom that nobody ever
opposes a project until it affects them directly. It's
called the "not-in-my-backyard" syndrome.
At the June 7 Anna Maria town hall meeting to
discuss the upcoming Gladiolus-North Shore water
quality-drainage improvement project. residents along
the east end of the project voiced their disapproval,
while those at the western end applauded the effort.
The project has been approved by the Southwest
Florida Water Management District for a matching
grant of up to $135,000, said Tom Wilcox of
Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm.
If the project reaches $270,000 in cost, Swiftmud will
reimburse the city for half of the expenditure.
Wilcox explained that the swale will be built along
the 10-foot-wide alleyway that runs between Gladiolus
Street and Bay Boulevard, with stormwater runoff
heading into the three finger canals along the route.
The project is designed to treat storm\n after runoff
to improve the quality of water draining into Tampa
Bay, recharge the Florida aquifer by percolating water,
and pro\ ide some drainage relief.
But we don't have a flooding problem at the east
end of Bay Boulevard, said Dr. John Cella.
"You are going to take flooding down to my
house," Cella said, claiming the project is simply mov-
ing the problem from one location to another.
Wilcox cautioned residents, however, not to think
of the project as simply drainage, but as a system that
will allow water to percolate into the ground and mo\ e
the remainder into the canals. ,
Other Bay Boulevard residents also claimed they
Cortez angry, cleaned site trashy again
The Wilkerson lots in the FISH Preserve were
cleaned with great volunteer effort, six Dumpsters
worth, and now they're being used as a dumping
Karen Bell, treasurer of the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage, said the village is disgusted
with whoever is doing the dumping three large
truckloads of tree trimmings, 20 varieties of dis-
carded plants and other yard debris.
"They must be sneaking in during the night or
sometime," she said. "Nobody has noticed trucks
going in or out, and it's right on the highway." The
entrance to the property is off Cortez Roadnot far
east of the historic village.
FISH bought the lots, near the iiorth\ est corner
of the Preserve,.in February and the cleanup took
weeks, volunteers filling Dumpsters provided by
Mlanatee Countt The sizable house on the property
will be cleaned out and renovated for some public-
related use, possibly as an animal shelter.
Bell asked Cortezians and others to keep an eye
out for an intrusive truck. Dumping there is illegal,
she pointed out, and Cortezians are known to take
such insulting behavior personally.
"I can't believe someone is that callous," Bell
said. "It's really crummy."
see no reason for the city to spend taxpayer dollars by
moving a flood area to their neighborhood.
Wilcox disagreed, saying the system is not moving
a problem to Bay Boulevard, but resol \ i ng a number of
stormwater runoff and water-quality issues.
While some residents said the city should address.
the flooding at Ba\ front Park, Wilco\ noted that area
is under the control of Mlanatee Counts. not the city.
Residents who live near the North Shore Drive-
Gladiolus intersection, however, approved the project.
"I support the system," said Cheryl Bohn of North
,Shore Drive. "We get a huge lake on North Shore
Drive" after heavy rains.
The system appears to drain the water and treat it
before it goes into Tampa Bay, she said, and she can
support such efforts.
Wilcox added that trees and shrubs in the alleyway
will be preserved as much as possible. He and Public
Works Director George McKay will walk the route in
an effort to identify which trees and shrubs can be
Saved and he asked residents living along the alleyway
to "tag" the trees and vegetation they would like saved.
The swale, route can be moved slightly through the
alleyway to accommodate some of the trees and
plantings, \\ ilco said.
Design engineering on the project should be com-
pleted by BDI in July, then submitted to Swiftmud for
review. That agency should put the contract out for bid
by early fall, said Wilcox, and construction could be-
gin later this year.
He said all the suggestions made at the meeting
will be considered before the final plans are submitted.
The project has taken approximately two years to
move from commission approval through initial design
and permitting to Swiftmud's award of the grant.
Wilcox said the city has grant applications for other
stormwater drainage projects still pending with
'Top Notch' photo contest under way June 24
If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest will begin publishing
weekly winning photos on June 29. Eight weekly win-
ning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Is-
lander and one photo will be a grand prize winner with
prizes and gift certificates awarded by the newspaper
and local merchants.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with the first deadline June 24.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
days, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) k eekl)
to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.; .
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPG format via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or on CD. No retouching, en-
hancements or computer manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label information
in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment per e-
Photos \\ without entr\ forms will be disqualified.
Additional photo labels are available at the newspaper
office or they may be copied.
Top notch kids
Anllionl Ri.:-o'ssnapshot:ofdaughters Holly and
Trina was a weekly winner in-2000.. : ,
Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photogra-
phers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income
from photography. :'
2) Black-and-white andscolor photographs taken after Jan.
1, 2004, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility. Pho-
tos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in
any Islander or other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouchinrg or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-
ted of negatives, prints or electronic photo files; no compos-
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
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may be submitted in their original JPG file format (via e-mail or
disk) or a printed photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of
each print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail. digital entries to
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish
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contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of. The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and con-
test sponsors assume no responsibly lor negatives, diskenes,
CDs or photo prints..
Entrant must know the name and address of any recogniz-
able persons appearing in the picture and those must be en-
closed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family
members are not eligible to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a
parent.or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 15, 2005 0 PAGE 5
,By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's capital improvement advisory com-
mittee has been pleading with the city commission the
past three years to either beg, borrow or steal money to
pay for road and capital ilmpro ementc.in the city.
All to no avail, according to CIAC member Bill
Snow. "They don't listen to us," he said. at the
committee's June 7 meeting.
The committee was trying to come up with a pri-
ority list of road work to submit to the commission for
the 2005-06 budget and was using its 2004 priority list
-and accomnpain ing prices.
Unfortunately, said. Tom Wilcox of Baskerville-
Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm, prices for road
surfacing have jumped about 30 percent since 2004, pri-
marily because of the increase in the cost of oil.
That means the $50,000 cost estimate in 2004 for
Gulf Boulevard road improvements that the city
commission declined to pursue at that time will now
cost about $75,000, Snow observed.
"We said thenthat prices will never be any cheaper
and what we said has come true," noted CIAC chair-
man Larry Albert. .
He said the CIAC has continually asked the com-
-mission to borrow money either through a bond issue
or line ofcredit to take advantage of low interestrates
and get-many of the long-overdue road projects done.
"This is what happens hen you wait," said CIAC
member Chuck White.
, ., ... ". .
Nancy Dunne, president of the Anna Maria Island Woman's Club, presents Islander Kim Kuizon, a Manatee
High School senior, with a $500 chl, 'larshiip for her future studies at Manatee Community College. Kuizon
wants to become a newscaster and is currently employed at Manatee Education Television. She said working
on the morning news program as a student at Anna Maria Elementary School sparked her interest in broad-
cast journalism. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
The committee was also dismayed to learn that the
commission has postponed implementation of a
stormwater utility fee until the 2006-07 fiscal year, if
then, and has instead earmarked $200,000 in the up-
coming 2005-06 budget for capital improvement
projects In other A ord.s, noted Albert, there's-not likely
to be any money for road improvements.
Committee member Dr. Carl Pearman said the
Goodloe Marine ready to renourish by mid-July
By Rick Catlin
Ben Goodloe of Goodloe Marine in Apollo Beach
said his company has already begun preparing its
dredge and equipment for movement to Anna Maria
Island for the emergency beach renourishment project.
Two weeks ago, the company was awarded a $4.8
million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract to
renourish Anna Maria Island's beaches. Four hurri-
canes passing through Florida last year seriously
eroded 17 Florida beach locations, including the
Goodloe said he's just waiting on the official no-
tification from the Corps.
"We haven't got our notice to proceed yet, but our
equipment is packed up and ready to go." Goodloe's
dredge for the project is currently in Pascagoula, Miss.
"Depending upon the weather, the dredge should
leave on June 20 and, hopefully, reach here on June
27," he said. "We hope to start pumping around the
middle of July and we'll start at the north end of the
Island and work our way south."
While the Corps has given him 108 days to com-
plete the contract, he expects to finish in much less
time, but the completion is dependent upon .the
weather. "T he \\ either \\ ill be the biggest.determining
factor on when we finish. Let's hope we don't have a
hurricane season like last year," Goodloe noted.
He anticipated the Anna Maria portion of the
renourishment, which is only about 35,000 cubic yards of
dredged sand for a .6 mile stretch of beach, should take
seven to 10 days, again depending upon the weather.
committee should "strongly recommend" to the com-
mission to borrow money to get the roads done.
The committee has done that in the past, said
Albert, but the commission apparently has a deaf ear.
Then it appears, responded Pearman, that "-l is
committee is not getting anywhere with the commis-
Mayor SueLynn practically begged the committee
not to give up. "I need this group to step up to the plate"
during budget workshops and "as strongly as possible"
make the commission absolutely clear on what is hap-
pening to city streets and roads.
"We can't ignore this problem anymore. You need
to get the message across," she said.
She's still in favor of the commission borrowing
money, either through a line of credit, bond issue, or
stormwater utility fee, because prices are "never going
to be any cheaper."
"We've done that before," noted Albert.
The committee eventually agreed to get new cost
estimates for the priority listed roads and give them to
the mayor by June 30, in time for the upcoming bud-
get workshops. Albert said he would make a strong
plea to the commission to find funding for road projects
in the 2005-06 budget. At the least, he said, the com-
mission should budget about $40,000 for patching the
numerous potholes on city streets.
PAGE 6 E JUNE 15, 2005 U THE ISLANDER
The verdict is in?
It seems the jury never comes back on Anna Maria
Island, the verdict never gets read, there are no decisive
decisions, and matters carry forward from meeting to
meeting, discussion after discussion, year to year.
Ad nauseum. Well, at least for gallery members
who observe the "courts" year after year.
Just when it appeared the Anna Maria parking (or
no-parking) issue was headed to a solution, one that
appeared palatable to most residents, including those
who live on "beach-end" streets, the congenial consen-
sus went down the tube, and the discussion turned ran-
Closing statements delayed, it's back to the inves-
tigation on parking, Ao parking, alternate parking, and
Island consolidation floated again to the forefront
of discussion recently, and'in view of the recent orga-
nization of disgruntled taxpayers, as observers, we
thought it had one of its best shots of the past 50 years.
But property tax reduction proponents haven't jumped
on the band wagon, claims of tax "savings" haven't
been justified, and now politicians are frowning at the
mention of the "C" word. Any confederation of Island
cities appears to require more "depositions."
Property tax relief particularly for non-homestead
exempt properties appears to be "dead on arrival," with
government budgets, services and grants escalating with
the times. A 30-day limit on rentals in areas-presently
zoned single-family and duplex in Holmes Beach is rais-
ing objections surprise! from the very folks who
own and operate the short-term rentals.
And no amount of restraining orders can abate the
red tide, an act of nature that can only be endured or
Beach renourishment has been. decreed, but the
emergency is not so great on Anna Maria Island as in
years past, and it appears this is one area where gov-
ernment is rushing to spend money. Where the need is
greatest, on the Island's north end, desperate
homeowners are likened to poor foster children, ig-
nored and left to flounder on their own.
Only a writ of mandamus could save the much touted
and needed, according'to Islanders proposal for a
bridge to Longboat Key from the mainland. While
Longboat residents seek to maintain anonymity, a warrant
for less traffic is mandated by Bradenton Beach.
It oughta be a crime.
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson is acquitted on all 10
charges he faced.
On behalf of mankind (MJ), we're sorry.
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to other homes, but did not due to the quick response.
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Deputy Fire Marshall Kurt Lathrop. Ste\ e collected as
many boxes as he could so we could begin collecting
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young man, whom we had never met, will ne' ei be
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the Rabbit Breeder's Association, Sandbar restaurant's
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Islanders, spare that tree
Periodically letters appear in this column criticiz-
ing the casuarinas, or as they are known in Florida the
Australian pines. The following information is from a
handbook titled "Casuarinas: Nitrogen-Fixing Trees for
Adverse Sites," published by the National Academy
Press of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Casuarinas are capable of stabilizing shifting
sand dunes and eroding hill slopes, and reclaiming
marshy soils that are inundated by brackish or fresh
water. Most species are fairly wind firm. Casuarinas
have remarkable ability to.grow in harsh sites and
toxic soils,.and to thrive in areas exposed to salt
spray, water logging and even inundation by the sea.
The development of nitrogen-fixing nodules enriches
the soil, benefits nearby plants, and helps casuarinas
trees to become established on pre\ iousld unproduc-
The current prejudice against the use of exotics in
Florida is confronted by Edwin A. Menninger in the
introduction to his book "Seaside Plants in the World."
"This.book is then a study of these plants. It is
unavoidably worldwide in its sco:pe because experience
has shown that plants do not.recognize geographical
lines. Some Australian plants do better in.the United
States, some California plants excel in the French
Riviera, and many New Zealand plants thrive on the
Cornwall Peninsula in England; and some South Afri-
cans do better in South Australia than in their native
Are Floridians ready to destroy all the Tabebuia, or
as they are known, trumpet trees which are not native
to Florida but Brazil, West Indies, Paraguay or Cuba?
Or their orchid tree, the Bauhinia, whose origin may be
India, Burma or Peru? Or the Cassias, the golden
shower trees, which originate in Argentina, India or
Venezuela? Or the Royal Poinciana, which is a native
of MNlada,_s n'' .'
In south Brazil in front of the Atlantic Ocean,
where I spend part of each year (latitude 27), I could
not have roses, azaleas, hortensias as well as many
other flowers and a vegetable garden, if the property
were not protected by the salt-filtering system of the
casuarina trees. And imagine our joy when we hear the
happy chirping of dozens of seed eaters rustling in the
trees and see them scrambling on the ground enjoying
the annual feast ofcasuarina seeds.
Georgia Gwinner Berenhauser, Holmes Beach
THE ISLANDER. JUNE 15, 2005 M PAGE 7
" 2t .': "... --: .
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Rich-
Bohnenberger has proven over the years as a part-
time city official that he is against change. Notable
examples of this in 2002 when as commission
chair he led the majority of commissioners in a dis-
embowelment of the charter committee's recommen-
dations for change and, recently, he pocketed a non-
binding resolution for a vote on city manager.
In opposing consolidation he looks back on de-
cades of status quo as the best possible government
and as the only means of preserving history.
Here are some answers to the questions he asks:
Our taxes are predicated mainly on the value of
property on the Island. Under consolidation, what-
ever local assessments are'made will be consistent
Under consolidation, Island residents have noth-
ing to lose. The benefit will be efficient'Islandwide
government and greater clout with county and state
authorities to increase grants.and to give greater sup-
port to the Island's small businesses.
A citizens study committee has identified a
groundswell of residents in favor of consolidation.
The citizens study committee has made a pre-
liminary estimate that consolidation will save some-
thing over $1 million in government costs. The sav-
ings include the cost of hiring a fulltime professional
manager with a background-of successful adminis-
tration of cities of similar size.
Better services for residents will be forthcoming
when the Island government structure is based on the
structure of the vast majority of Florida cities, that
is, administration by a professional manager and
policy determination by an elected commission of
The main cost of transition will be hours spent
by a transition committee chosen by the commis-
sioners and mayors of the present townships.
Under consolidation equitable representation
will be Islandwide. The identity of the three town-
ships will be preserved just as the identities of
Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island
are preserved under one city government in New
Final comment: All a swimmer who wants to
swim needs to do is test the water in the pool. A
skeptic who really doesn't want to swim will always
look at the pool from a distance and call it empty.
' Don Knode, Holmes Beach
During my years as a full-time city official, I
have been very successful in implementing positive
change in Holmes Beach. We have a drug-free work-
place, stormwater utility, paving policy and a work-
ing five-year capital improvement plan.
In 2002 as commission chairman, I scheduled
several meetings to review the recommendations of
the ad-hoc charter review committee. Several com-
missioners questioned the need for a city manager.
It was decided to contract with a consultant to evalu-
ate the concept. The finding did not justify a man-
ager, our government structure was basic and there
were no problems that required a manger's over-
sight. The commission voted 4-1 not to consider a
manager. Commissioner Don Maloney then moved
to reject all the recommendations resulting in a'5-0
1. Property taxes are based entirely on value and
tfolmes Beach currently applies a relatively low
village rate. Holmes Beach being the largest city in
.area and population will pay the most and under the
new deal will have less to say on how it is spent. An
Islandwide tax rate will more than likely mean a tax
increase for Holmes Beach property owners.
2. Consolidation will not give us any more clout.
We will still have the same number of voters. In
some respects it will diminish our influence: We will
have one voice, not three. Most grants are adminis-
tered by the state, which often gives preference to
grant applications filed jointly by more than one ju-
risdiction over a single applicant.
3. Most everyone I have spoken with on this sub-
ject does not support it. They realize it sounds good,
but is not supported by facts.
4. The unknown citizen study committee claims
we can save over a million dollars, but they do not
say how. They support a city manager, even though
nothing has changed that would justify one. Many
cities that have more complex governmental struc-
tures function well without a manager, Bradenton
and Palmetto for example.
5. What are the better services that are forthcom-
ing? Our cities already have professional manage-
ment. Why pad the city payroll with another level of
bureaucracy and related costs.
6. The main cost of the transition will be in re-
drafting all the ordinances and-policies. Consider-
ation'must be given to what may be lost in the pro-
7. In order for equitable representation, to be
achieved, district lines will need to be redrawn. To
balance representation by population, some Holmes
Beach residents will have to be represented by Anna
Maria or Bradenton Beach elected officials. Without
re-apportionment, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
will have more representation per population than
Do we really want to be like New York City? I
support open discussion on this issue,-including pub-
lic input. I do not support asking the voters to sup-
port a concept that is based on assumptions. I sug-
gest each city hire a consulting firm to evaluate this
proposal and'determine what is in it for them. This
will remove the elected officials from the analysis
and produce a true picture.
Until then I will continue to represent the best
interests of Holmes Beach.
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Blood drive: 278 donors, $23,500 for Island charities
A total of 278 donors volunteered their blood at
three locations in the Islandwide blood drive over the
weekend, bringing $23,499 to four Island organizations
from an anonymous benefactor.
The net result was 234 units of blood for the
Florida Blood Services, more than the 200 units it had
The anonymous benefactor had offered to give
$100 for every unit of blood donated to the donor's
favorite charity (or combination) from four selections:
Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
$10,933, Anna Maria Island Privateers $3,250, Anna
Maria Island Community Center $4,833, and West
Manatee Fire & Rescue volunteers $4,483.
Blood was taken at' blood mobiles at the
BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.i here
117 donors ga\ e: Thi Islander in Holmes Beach. 107
donors; and MNlrind Pointe Storage/A Pine Akenue
Salon in Anna Maria, 54 donors.
All donors got free T-shirts and duffel bags, and
children 12 and under got a free meal at the
BeachHouse when accompanied by an adult who had
The organizations benefiting in cash will put the
money to good use, they said.
Wildlife Rehab provides treatment and care for
injured and orphaned wildlife to return native species
back to.the en ironment. and pro ides classes for
schools and civic groups to heighten environmental
awareness. It.can be reached at 778-6324.
The Privateers annually gives scholarships to high
school graduates, and help youngsters on the Island and
elsewhere with sponsorships and they other activities,
including a Fourth of July parade and celebration. A
Privateer can be contacted at 778-8519.
The Center for 45 years has served Island children,
families and seniors with cultural, educational, fitness,
family support, recreational and sports programs. It is
currently raising funds for building expansion. Phone
Fire district volunteers vitalize the history of the
district, maintaining the' Bradenton Beach Historic
Volunteer Station and an antique fire truck for children
to visit, as well as for parades. Phone 737-9025.
The blood drive was sponsored by Marina Pointe
Storage, Tropicana, Pepsi, BeachHouse, A Pine Av-
enue Salon, The Herald and The Islander.
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each lonor''s honor 1to thIe donor e dors C. t fillmion the Pri. atecs. Center. It ildlitc Rehab and the West Manatee
Fire and RescuI i olhmteris.
Amanda Rollins, 16,
daughter of Islander office
manager Julia Robertson,
stopped at the Wildlife
Rehab display at The
Islander during the annual
blood drive. Wildlife
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Anna Maria Elementary School makes the grade
By Diana Bogan
The Florida Department of Education released the
School Accountability Grades this week and Anna
Mlarica Elemennar\ School maintained its "A" grade for
-;he fourth consecLutle \ear.
The Florida Accountabilit\ Grading System in-
volves six key elements derived from the reading, writ-
ing and mathematics scores on the Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment Test taken by students in March.
This year the Florida Board of Education raised the
For c'(.alultilg gains. both students with disabili-
ties and limited English proficient students were in-
cluded for the first time. And proficiency in writing
increased from 3 to 3.5 on a 6-point scale.
Grades are based on the total points earned, with a
score of 0-279 equaling an F,280-319 a D, 320-379 a C,
380-409 a B, and more than 410 is an A grade, in addi-
tion to adequate student progress and percent of students
AME's total grade point dropped from 502 last
year to 485 this year.
AME not only maintained its "A" grade, but also
satisfied 100 percent of the 30 criteria for the Federal
No Child Left Behind Act for the second consecutive
Publix athletic weekend due, volunteers are needed
Two days of intense athletic colnpetition and tamln
enjoyment are planned for this weekend, with Publix
sponsoring "Family Fitness Weekend' at Lido Beach and
It has everything going for it, say the sponsors.
except enough volunteers to keep it moving. TheN are
badly needed both Saturda; and Sunday, June 18-19.
A commitment of two hours would be most wel-
come, said Publix, anytime between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Holmes Beach resident John Rudacille conducted
his final King Middle School band concert in May af-
ter teaching there for nearly 30 years.
Rudacille, who began his teaching career in 1965,
moved to the Island in 1970 from Virginia and began
teaching band at Bradenton Middle School. He trans-
ferred first to Sugg Middle when it opened in 1974. and
then to King Middle when it opened four.3 ears later.
Rudacille has taught music to se~ eral generations
of Islanders and Manatee County students and has en-
joyed his 40-year teaching career.
A proclamation recognizing his contributions and
proclaiming June 25; 2005, "John Ruc.icille Dai, ." i\ ,
signed and read by Mayor Carol Wh itmmore .t the cit\
meeting June 14.
He says he is enjoying fishing.
Saturday and 7:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The volunteers
will help run the race course, information tables, wa-
ter distribution and hospitality matters.
Individuals, groups, clubs and anyone else will be
very welcome, and high school community service
hours will be aw arded \\'here applicable.
The program is being handled by Sarasota Area
Sports Authority and Exclusive Sports: To volunteer
and obtain further information, call 955-0991.
King Middle Schools bids farewell to band conductor
IJohn RiOl., illc after 27 years. Rudacille lives in
H 'leiu. Beach with wife Chris.
music and conduct the orchestra at King Middle. The
couple has two sons, Scott, an attorney in Bradenton, and
Mark, a junior at.the University of Florida.
year. The NCLB Act requires schools to demonstrate
its students are making adequate progress in reading,
math and writing. This year the target for sub-group
proficiency was raised from 31 to 37 percent in read-
ing and 38 to 44 percent in math.
Overall, schools in Manatee County performed
well. Sixteen schools received an "A," 11 schools re-
ceived a "B," 17 received a "C," three received a "D,"
and two Manatee County schools received an "F" this
year. Of those, 67 percent of schools in the district
made adequate yearly progress.
Teacher Lynn Drolet bid farewell to Anna Maria Island
friends at a get-together organized by the Anna Maria
Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization. The
student band Island Hobbits performed and friends and
studentsfilled a scrapbook with messages and photos
for Drolet'to take with her to North Carolina, where she
will begin a new job as an editor for an education
publisher. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Free movie Friday in Holmes Beach
Janae Haupt, daughter of Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol 1A-li i mo0 e. is sponsoring a free movie "Dog Days
and Z Boys" at 4 p.m. Friday, June 17, at city hall.
All Island kids and those young at heart are invited
to attend, Haupt said.
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By Rick Catlin
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office in Anna
- Maria has reported an apparent Internet rental scam that
could cost Island property owners ard rental agents
thousands of dollars if they fall for the deal.
On June 6, the MCSO reported that an Anna Maria
woman said she had been contacted via the Internet
about a unit she has for rent.
The prospective renter said in an e-mail that he
only had a check for $6,500, which was well above the
deposit amount requested and the rental price. He for-
\ arded the check and asked the owner to cash the
check, deduct for the rental fee,-then return the balance
to him in a money order.
Suspecting something amiss, the owner contacted
MCSO Deputy John Damato in Anna Maria, who in-
vestigated the situation. Damato found that the check
- had been drawn from the bank in California by a Ca-
nadian man, but for an amount far less than $6,500.
The MCSO has begun an investigation into the
incident, and Damato advised all property renters to be
wary of similar activity.
Anyone receiving a request to cash a check and
return funds should contact the MCSO in Anna Maria
at 708-8899, or their local law enforcement.
Southtrust Bank scam
'At the same time that the apparent Internet rental
scam took place, many Islanders have received an un-
solicited e-mail that appears to be from Southtrust
The e-mail says the.bank's software is being up-
graded and they need you to input your customer infor-
mation, including account number, pin number and
password in an e-mail reply to maintain the account.
Don'tbe fooled, said a spokesperson at the real
Southtrust Bank headquarters in North Carolina.
"This is an Internet scam. Don't give them any-
thing," said Angela Parker. In addition, she said,
"We've merged with Wachovia Bank." She said the
bank has turned over information on the scam to the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone who receives such an e-mail is asked to
forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Before, after 'Locks of Love'
Kyle Bergeron let his hair grow for two years in order to donate it to the "Locks Of Love" program, which
supplies hair for cancer victims. After the cut, Kyle admitted he was sometimes humiliated by being called a
girl because of his long hair, which he grew just to make the donation. "I'm glad I stuck with it," Kyle said.
He was inspired to grow his "locks" by his grandmother's young neighbor, Joey Hutchinson, who also let his
hair grow for the most worthy cause. Islander Photos: Barbara Parkman/school portrait
Emergency, city business
added to Web page
The city of Holmes Beach has added some
citizen service categories to its Web page, said
Police Chief Jay Romine, and he expects it to be
especially helpful during emergencies.
Residents and offices can get electronic up-
dates by adding their names and e-mail addresses
to the city's list. To do so, log on to
www.holmesbeachfl.org and click on the "sub-
scribe" link on the home page.
Electronic updates will be sent on the catego-
ries of emergency/safety, hurricane/recovery infor-
mation, agendas/meetings and related information;
community events and updates.
The subscriber may choose any or all of the
subjects, Romine said. "It is the goal of the city to
provide accurate and timely information, espe-
cially during emergencies."
Sheriff warns of shootings
Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells has issued
an early warning against celebrating the Fourth of July
holiday by shooting firearms into the air.
This is a very dangerous practice, he said, since
what goes up must come down. Bullets returning to the
ground can reach speeds of 300 feet per second, enough
to penetrate a human skull.
The danger zone of the falling bullet is about two
miles surrounding the place where it left the gun, he
said. "Laws are severe for this violation," he said. "Dis-
charging a firearm in public can mean up to one year
Community Center hearing
Due to'lack of a quorum at its June 6 meeting, the
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board was forced to
continue its hearing on the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center site plan.
The hearing was rescheduled to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Internet vacation rental,
bank scam comes to Island
off Egmont Key
A 38-year-old man visiting from Puerto
Rico nearly drowned June 6 while swimming in
the waters off Egmont Key.
The Manatee County Emergency Services
office said the man was underwater for nearly
two minutes before he was pulled ashore, where
bystanders administered CPR.
A unit of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Marine Patrol was nearby and transported the
victim to the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
where EMS and West Manatee Fire and Rescue
personnel were waiting to treat the man.
He was transported to Blake Medical Cen-
ter where he was listed in stable condition last
THE ISLANDER M JUNE 15, 2005 M PAGE 11
5312 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Bringing home the bacon
Islander reporter Rick Catlin looks over the Florida
Press Association 2004 Better Weekly Newspaper
Awards tabloid and The Islander's three awards.
Catlin earned a first-place award for his humorous
column, "The night before an Island Christmas, "
and an honorable mention in the category for in-
depth news reporting. The newspaper also captured
a third-place awardfor its 2004 hurricane section.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
The night before an Island Christmas
By Rick Catlin
Having had the opportunity some would say the
penalty of covering public meetings in all three Is-
land cities, I've been asked on occasion by various Is-
land elected officials to compare how each city con-
ducts its business.
Fortunately for me, it would not be appropriate to
give my opinion of any particular Island city's govern-
ment. Each is unique in its own right.
The argument that Anna Maria owns the Island,
Holmes Beach runs the Island and Bradenton Beach
does all the work on the Island is, obviously, an inap-
propriate and untrue metaphor.
However, with malice toward-no city and no Is-
lander,-with my opinions kept to myself, and with
apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, I offer my own
version of "The Night Before an Island Christmas."
"It was the night before Christmas and all through
the Island, Bradenton Beach was looking for more tour-
ists, Holmes Beach was wondering where to put the
tourists and Anna Maria questioned why the Island
even needed more tourists.
Cast named for 'Much
Ado' by Island Players
The large cast has been selected for Shakespeare's
"Much Ado About Nothing," which will run July 13-
17 at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
The founder of the tradition of Shakespeare on
Anna Maria Island and director of all the Bard's pre-
sentations is Kelly Wynn Woodland, who also directs
other productions here and in other theaters of the area.
It is co-produced by the Bailey family and The Is-
lander newspaper. Curtain times are 8 p.m.
Woodland describes the movement of
Shakespeare's most popular comedy: "Benedick and
Beatrice are in love but can't stand each other, Hero
and Claudio are engaged but he thinks she's been
cheating, a benevolent ruler is led astray by the lies of
his evil, whiny brother, and the constabulary is manned
by some very silly people."
The cast: Stan Koci as Don Pedro, Ryland Jones as
Don John, Beau Bob Bailey as Claudio, Dean Chandler
Bowen as Benedick, Richard Garcia as Leonato, Steve
Credeur as Antonio, Mark Woodland at Bathasar,
Damian Jeremy Stone as Borachio, Brian James Den-
nis as Conrade, Tom Allen as Friar Francis;
Herb Stump as Dogberry, Bill Edwards as Verges,
Rick Kopp as a sexton, LisaMarie Moscato as Hero, Sara
Trembly as Beatrice, Heather Kopp as Margaret, Corinne
Woodland as Ursula, Seth Smith as messenger, Mark
Silpa as first watch, Brian Gordon as second watch.
Stage manager is Carol Cozan with Barb Gusie as
her assistant. Stan Koci designed the set, Blaire Dalton
the costumes, Alise Hart the lighting with Boddie
Berger as light technician. Sandy Barton is the sound
technician, Mark Woodland music director and Robin
Tickets at $10 are available at the box office start-
ing July 6 or by calling 778-5755.
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with
care, and Bradenton Beach decided to pay for a study
to tell them why the stockings had to go by the chim-
ney, Holmes Beach quickly wrote a check for the
stockings, and Anna Maria asked why they were put-
ting up holiday stockings in the first place.
"While visions of sugar .plums danced in their
heads, Bradenton Beach paid for a study to tell them
-that the original study on the stockings said put the
sugar plums in the stockings, Holmes Beach was con-
cerned that if the sugar plums were contaminated, the
city could be sued, and Anna Maria said the sugar
plums were non-native vegetation and should be re-
moved from the city.
"When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter,
Bradenton Beach called the police, Holmes Beach
'passed a noise ordinance and Anna Maria blamed the
noise on mainlanderi from Manatee County.
But the noise was "a miniature sleigh and eight tiny
reindeer, with a little old driver so lively and quick, I
knew in a moment, it must be St. Nick.
"Bradenton Beach then charged him $50,000 for a
permit to park on the roof, Holmes Beach told him to
park at the public beach, and Anna Maria said parking
on a roof was illegal and held a series of meetings to
discuss establishing a committee to study the parking
"Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a
bound, a bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and
he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
"Bradenton Beach decided he used an improper
entry and fined him another $50,000, Holmes Beach
asked if the toys contained any hazardous materials that
could lead to another lawsuit, and Anna Maria said no
peddlers were allowed'in the city.
"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and
the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. That did
it. All three Island cities concluded Santa was damag-
ing the environment with his pipe smoke.
"He spoke not a word, but went straight to his
work, and filled all the stockings; then turned with a
jerk, at which point Bradenton Beach asked if his work
included building more condominiums, Holmes Beach
read the site plan for filling the stockings and paid for
a legal opinion, while Anna Maria waited until the
stockings were filled, then called for an ordinance to
ban such activity.
"And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giv-
ing a nod, up the chimney he rose; he sprang to his
sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all
flew like the down of a thistle.
"But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
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amongst yourselves, so you can save Islanders a lot of
money on taxes, services and infrastructure."
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The Family Caregivers Support Group of Meals on
Wheels Plus will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
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William L. Aldrich
William L. Aldrich, 77, of Bradenton, former vice
mayor and commissioner of Anna Maria, died in
Bradenton June 7.
Born in Marion, Ohio, Mr. Aldrich attended
Bradenton schools from fifth-grade onward, graduat-
ing from Bradenton High School in 1946 and the Uni-
versity of Florida. He served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps in World War II and the U.S. Air Force during
the Korean War.
He was vice mayor of Anna Maria and city com-
missioner under Mayor Ernie Cagnina. He taught at
Walker Junior High School in Bradenton and was sci-
ence coordinator of Manatee District Schools.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian
Church and the,Palmetto Historical Commission. He
retired as owner of Aldrich Rug Co., Bradenton.
Services were June 11 at Brown & Sons Funeral
Home, with burial in Palmetto Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Deacon's Fund at
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W.,
Bradenton FL 34208.
He is survived by wife of 54 years Jean; daughter
Jeanne Paulsen of Palmetto; sons Mason McLean
Aldrich of Bradenton and Mark Timothy Aldrich of
Longboat Key; and four grandchildren.
Jessie June Stuart Gulbranson
Jessie June Stuart Gulbranson, 86, of Anna Maria,
died May 27 in Kent, Ohio.'
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Gulbranson moved to
Manatee County from Kent in 1971. She was a gradu-
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in Kent and Roser Memorial Community Church in
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday,
June 16, at Roser Church, 512 Pine A% e., Anna Maria
City. A service was held in Kent earlier this month.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light
Hospice, 34950 Chardon Road, Suite 102, Willoughby
OH 44094, or to the American Heart Association, 2975
Bee Ridge Road, Suite B, Sarasota FL 34239.
She is survived by daughter Beverly June Leland
of Kent; sons Kenneth Stuart of Kerersville, N.C., and
Adelbert Stuart of Kent; seven grandchildren: six great-
grandchildren; several stepchildren; and several nieces
Patricia Hoefig, 76, of Holmes Beach, died June 9.
A native of New York; Mrs. Hoefig moved to
Florida 12 years ago from
Scotch Plains, N.J., after 30
years there, 17 of them direct-
ing and teaching preschool.
She was a graduate of Notre
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University. She was president
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15, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. 248 S. Harbor Drive,
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New Jersey; and four grandchildren.
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A visitor to the Island since 1920, she and husband
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her husband Stephen; great-grandsons William, John and
Christopher; and niece Mercedes Coruio of Venezuela.
'Beach blast' to
'Celebrate God's Faithfulness'
Youngsters from pre-K through sixth-grade
may join a week-long "Club VBS: Beach Blast"
at the Island Baptist Church, 8605.Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, July 25-29.
The church announced that the blast will in-
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and a worship rall\ daily Focus will be "Cel-
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Reborn Cortez marina will reopen soon
By Jim Hanson
Construction work on Parrot Cove Marina on
Palma Sola Bay near Cortez will be finished in two to
three weeks and it will be in business "when the county
lets me open."
Bob Gertz, owner of the former Sunny Shores
Marina. said that barring storms and unforeseen
glitches \\ ith Manatee County, his boat slips nma al-
ready be filled by opening day.
He has "a long list" of people interested in berthing
their boats there, he said, but he doesn't plan to sign any
agreements with boaters until everything is in place and
ready to go.
He has 30 slips, the largest 45 feet, and most of his
boat basin has 5 feet of water at mean low tide. He may
add half a dozen more slips later the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers-and Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection have approved 36 slips and
former owner Kris Gagnon some years ago managed to
squeeze permission for 42 out of the county. Gertz has
county permission for 30.
Under pressure from the county, which in turn was
pressured by boaters and residents of the adjacent
Sunny Shores, Gertz moved one new dock at the east
end of the basin. Boaters said there wasn't room to turn
their boats around there, though Gertz discounted that.
Anyway, he partially disassembled the dock and
moved it 14 feet west.-
Not included in his project was the boat-lau nching
ramp at the east end of the complex. It is so silted in that:
it has only about a foot of water at times, said Gettz.
The marina has 320 feet of waterfront and includes
a sizable building, where ex-owner Gagnon had a shop
on the ground floor and living quarters upstairs. Gertz
plans to refurbish the old building and eventually live
there, he said.
He bought the marina, which is 50-plus years old,
a year or so ago and started the permitting process,
which turned out to be complex and time-consuming.
Now he has dredged the boat basin, torn up the decay-
ing decking, uprooted the pilings and replaced just
about e\ ert thing. He can reuse.many of the pilings as
channel markers. he said.
S Gertz is a New Jersey native \ ho spent 30 years in
real estate in California. \ visiting his family here for 20
years and ultimately moving here himself a couple of
Island receives grants to improve neighborhoods
Two Anna Maria City neighborhoods were benefi-
ciaries of grants to improve landscaping of its proper-
ties thanks to the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society, located on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City, will use bay program
grant funds to enhance existing paths and the Belle Haven
Cottage, a relocated historical structure at the Anna Maria
Historical Park, with Florida-friendly plants and educa-
tional signs, according to the bay program.
Rose Street Volunteers of Anna Maria Island will
purchase and plant Florida-friendly plants at the east
end of Rose Street in a non-buildable right of way.
Both grants are for $2,000.
In total, $15,000 was given to seven recipients in
Manatee and Sarasota counties for projects that fell
under the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods grants quali-
fications, which is designed to "create Florida-friendly
yards and neighborhoods that beautify our community
while e creating habitat for \w wildlife and reducing the use.
of water, pesticides and fertilizers that enter our water-
ways through stormwater run-off,4' according to
Sarasota Bay Program's Brie Willet.
Other beneficiaries of the grants were:
Tidy Island Condo Association of Cortez will re-
move Brazilian pepper trees along a 270-foot area and
a 770-foot stretch around the entrance and along the
Westchester Condo Association of Longboat Key
will purchase and plant seagrapes, cabbage palms and
saw palmetto along the condo's periphery adjacent to
Atlas Road, a public beach access.
Calusa Lakes Community Association of Nokomis
will remove Brazilian pepper trees on the association's
property and replace them with,native plants and
Crooked. Creek Homeowners Association of
Sarasota will purchase and plant native plants along
some of the boundaries of the property.
Gulf Gate Gardens Association of Sarasota will
remove invasive Chinaberry trees, Carrotwood trees
and castor bean plants and replace them with native
Island girl wins congressional ri
Megan Tapp was awarded Best In Show in the
Congressional Student Art Competition sponsored by
Congresswoman Katherine Harris.
The Manatee High School graduate is one of 36
student artists to enter the competition, which is admin-
istered by Artarget and the Arts Council of Manatee
Tapp's winning artwork is a photo collage of a
geothermal pool in a New Zealand National Park. The
award entitles her photo to hang in the U.S. Capitol for
one year. Her photo collage will be part of an exhibit
featuring student artists from across the nation.
Tapp and her family will be flown to Washington,
D.C., to attend the opening of the exhibit.
Tapp was also awarded 'a one-year scholarship to
the.Savannah College of Art and Design, where she
plans to major in photography.
Manatee High St ioi'l graduate Megan Tapp,
pictured with her parents and Congresswoman
Katherine Harris at the South Florida Museum, will
not only have her photo collage displayed in Wash-
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The library is also seeking teen input on new books
and movies to purchase for the collection and future
)95, issue teen programs. Teens are encouraged to attend a meet-
d that: ing Wednesday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. to share ideas.
sion unani- Those who can not attend the meeting may call the
vden-Gillett library with suggestions.
city codes The Friends of the Island.Branch Library is spon-
e city limits. scoring these new events.
hnenberger The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
'or Bob Van Holmes Beach. For information, call 778-6341.
support c or Island hurricane seminar June 29
ns effort to A hurricane seminar for Anna Maria Island busi-
-foot-clear- nesses and residents is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
and. Wednesday, June 29; at the BeachHouse Restaurant.
The sponsor, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
'). merce.said there is limited seating and recommends
that reservations be made soon by phoning 779-9412..
'A ".' Giiesrt speaker \ill 'be Paul Flaherit, hurricane
hunter and meteorologist for the National Oceanic and
S- Atmospheric Administration. Others to speak will be
S Ralph Warful of Oswald, Trippe & Co.; Larry Hibbs
Il. '" of Serv-Pro; and builder Brent Whitehead.
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.70 Hudson, Preston Whaley and the Diamond Twins will
1.80 take turns entertaining guests from 7-10 p.m. at
Ginny's Antiques and Jane E's Bakery at 9807 Gulf
5 p.m. dai Drive in Anna Maria.
For more information, call 778-7370.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ELCA
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Winner at 9
Nine-year-old Anthea Rokop of Longboat Key
continued up the competitive ladder in the Florida
junior rankings by winning the Longwood State
Warm-Up tournament at Longwood Athletic Club
Sunday, defeating players from Daytona Beach and
Kimberly Herrockon to take top honors in the 10-
Desoto 5K champ
Mickey Hooke ,44, of
Bradenton, displays his
prize from the Desoto
Parade 5k Run. Hooke's
finish time of 16:37 was
a course record and set a
master's record for the
annual event. Hooke
averaged 5:21 per mile
in the event with only 16
weeks of training using
his own "Grassroots
Running" system. Con-
tact Hooke at 794-6141
or e-mail him at
mic9hoo @ aol. com.
Top cheer squad
Cortez eighth-grader Shelby McCoy is a member of the Bradenton Cheer Academy, one of the top cheer
squads in the nation. The team holds regional, state and national titles. At-the tournament of champions
national event held recently the team was a trophy winner, and also placed second at the Florida State Fair.
Known as one of the premier academies in the nation, Bradenton Cheer Academy will be offering tryouts at
their new location, 1944 60th Place E. Summer cheer, dance and tumble camps are also available. For more
information, call 75-CHEER.
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reopening June 26
It's been four years recovering from a disas-
trous fire, but the Bishop Planetarium will reopen
Sunday, June 26, with a new digital system so
modern it is guaranteed to "knock your socks
The new system is one of only three in the
world, said Jeff Rodgers, director of the
planetarium's parent, the South Florida Museum.
The other two such cutting-edge systems are in
Germany and aboard the Queen Mary II cruise
It will feature space shows and sound and
light shows. The new equipment, a year in its
collection and setting up, shows viewers scientifi-
cally accurate star fields, the birth of the universe,
deep-sea excursions and even trips to Mars.
Opening day will give children a partially
animated show of two boys building a rocket ship
of cardboard and taking a space journey.
A "hall of fame" rock music presentation will
have music from bands such as the Beatles, the
Doors and Led Zeppelin. Sonic Vision will play
alternative bands of today.
The planetarium, museum and aquarium are
at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Further informa-
tion is available at 746-4131.
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By Jim Hanson
Picture this: A widower is left to his own devices
among his female contemporaries, who have devices of
One of them wins in the end, but the route to that
end is littered with unusual incidents and unusual per-
sonalities, all combined for a hilarious exploration of
people living in retirement.
It's all in a new book by Elizabeth Waterston, Ca-
nadian author who winters in Mount Vernon, just east
of Cortez "proper." Much of it is sure to make Island-
ers think it's set just next door. Don't let the book's
title, "Passion Spent," fool you it isn't.
Waterston has several books under her belt, Scot-
tish histories, a Canadian travel book, a biography of
Scot novelist John Gait.
She is best known in literary and academic circles
as an expert on Lucy Maud Montgomery and
Montgomery's immoinal novel, "Anne of Green
Gables." Most recently Waterston addressed the sub-
ject at New College in Sarasota.
Montgomery's son, the late Dr. ,Stewart
Macdonald of Toronto, gave Waterston his famous
mother's diaries after she died. Waterston undertook
the monumental task of editing the voluminous diaries
and putting it all in publishable form. It resulted in five
volumes, the final one completed last fall before she
came south for the winter.
Waterston said Montgomery sold all secondary rights
to "Anne" to a publisher for $18,000, not knowing he had
a $40,000 contract for movie rights in his pocket. The
novel has been made into a movie three times.
As for Waterston's "Passion Spent," there are a
few copies at Charlie's on the Island, 5904 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, and they're available on the
Internet at amazon.com. Cost is $12.95.
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8:30 a.m. Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss
at Pine Avenue beach access, Anna Maria. Information:
11:30 a.m. to noon Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce "nooner" at the Sleepy Lagoon Grill, 6814
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-
2466. Fee applies.
Friday, June 17
1 to 2 p.m. Family caregiver support group at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 747-4655.
5 to 9 p.m. Friday Fest on the Bay with Les Sabler
and Citiheat at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 955-7676.
7 to 9 p.m. Teen night at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
7 to 10p.m. Live original music nights at Jane E's,
9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7370.
Saturday, June 18
8 a.m. Five-mile walk with the Sierra Club al Os-
car Scherer State Park. Information: 484-4113. Fee ap-
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club presents "The Drug
Scene" with member Bill Tester at Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gull Drive, Holmes Beach.
8:30 a.m. Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss
at Pine Avenue beach access, Anna Maria. Information:
10 a.m. to 4.p.m. Manatee County Hurricane Pre-
paredness & Safety Expo at DeSoto Square Mall in
Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Selby Saturdays: Tapestry of
Giving" free family admission and children's activities at
Mote,`Marine Aquarium, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasola. Information: 388-4441.
11a.m. to 1 p.m. Selby Saturdays free admission
and family activities at the South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37.
Monday, June 20
9 a.m. to noon "Signs of God's Love" vacation
Bible school at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813. Fee ap-
Tuesday, June 21
2 p.m. Children's dog show presented by Rick's
Tricky Dogs at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Wednesday, June 22
8:30 a.m. Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss
at Pine Avenue beach access, Anna Maria. Information:
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business card exchange at Island Garden Villas
on Gulf Drive; Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.
"Signs of God's Love" vacation Bible school at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through June 24. Information: 778-1813. Fee
*"Summer Solstice" art exhibit by Susanna Spann at
the Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Vil-
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Drive, Holmes Beach, through June 30. Information: 778-
"Hooray for Hollywood" summer enrichment pro-
gram at Miller Elementary School, 4201 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton, through July 1. Information: 741-3300..
Exploring Florida's Waterways nature camp with
the South Florida Museum at various locations, through
July 15. Information: 746-4131, ext. 22. Fee applies,
"Bioquest" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
through Aug. 5. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
"Do Ya, Do Ya, Do Ya Wanna Dance?" at the
Bradenton Woman's Club June 25.
Teen talent show at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center June 25.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hurri-
cane seminar at the BeachHouse Restaurant June 29.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 6,500 block of Bayview Place, information.
A woman reportedly received a check for $6,500 from
a man interested in renting her home. The check ex-
ceeded the rental agreement and the man requested she
forward the difference in a money order back to him.
The woman told police that she was able to verify the
bank account existed but found out the check was ap-
parently altered. All communications with the poten-
tial tenant were via e-mail and, according to the report,
it appeared to be an Internet check scam.
SJune 7, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
found property. A wallet found at Annie's Bait &
Tackle on Cortez Road was turned over to an Anna
Maria Sheriff's Deputy.
No reports available.
June 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
beverage law. A man sitting out on the fishing pier was-
arrested for drinking in a prohibited posted area. Ac-
cording to the report, when told to "dump his alcoholic
beverage," he proceeded to dump it down his throat -
chugging the vodka.
June 3,699 Manatee Ave., Bank of America, fraud.
A man reportedly attempted to cash a bogus check. Ac-
cording to the report, the check was made out to a person
with a Bank of America account, but the man attempting
to cash the check was unable to provide identification. The
bank manager witnessed the man leave in a vehicle and
provided officers with the tag number. A police check
showed the tag registered to a man currently on probation
for a worthless check charge.
June 4, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A woman reported her credit card missing
from her car.
June 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. A juvenile reported a beach bag stolen.
June 6, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A man reported cash missing from a wallet
left in the trunk of his rental car.
June 7, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach City
Hall, criminal mischief. The public works foreman re-
ported the city's shuffleboard equipment had been van-
June 9, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A man reported cash and credit cards miss-
ing from a wallet left in the glove box of his vehicle.
June 9, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, assault. A man
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Arlene dampens or drowns much of fishing
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Despite a wet, windy weekend, the fishing remains
constant off the Island.
Backwater fishing for trout, redfish and catch-and-
release snook remains good. Mackerel action has
slowed a little off the piers, but there are still a few
Offshore fishing took the biggest beating due to
Tropical Storm Arlene, which moved up the Gulf of
Mexico last weekend, but those few anglers who were
able to brave the depths before the storm blew through
did well with snapper and grouper.
Tarpon action seems to be a slow starter this sea-
son, with few catches coming in so far and at least one
charter captain predicting the real "season" won't crank
up until July.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he went out early last week and caught catch-
and-release snook to 28 inches, redfish to 22 inches,
trout up to 19 inches, all using whitebait or Mister
Twister lures, with most of his hookups coming from
the Perico Island seagrass flats.
At Island Discount Tackle, the word is plenty of
redfish fromSarasota Bay and good reports of trout
around the seagrass flats near Key Royale. Offshore
was just too rough to fish for most of last week, but all,
indications are pointing for a better week ahead.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said last Friday
was a banner day there, with lots of snook, black drum
and redfish caught before the weather blew in and blew
out the weekend fishing.
S Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said there
are lots of snook being caught there at night, plus blue-
fish, small sharks and a few mackerel, but again the
weather kept most anglers under cover for the week-
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Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he heard of some really nice-sized catch-and-release
snook coming from Terra Ceia Bay, plus mangrove
snapper being caught.off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
and near the shipping channel. Trout are also a good bet
by Joe's Island and black drum are thick in the cut and
near the Snead Island boat docks.
Capt. Rick Gross oiiFishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said his best bets
with the high winds and lousy weather were redfish and
a few catch-and-release snook from the bays.
Perico Island Bait and Tackle reports wade fish-
ers are doing very well with trout and redfish in Palma
Sola Bay, and boating anglers are catching a lot of
snapper, flounder and sharks in Tampa Bay, but the
offshore action has been hampered by all the wind and
weather out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said on the days he
could get out he did well with snook, redfish and trout,
"but it was some tough fishing last week."
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, the reports are good of
mackerel from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers, plus
some small grouper and lots of yellowtail jacks and
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said fishing was "real good before the tropi-
cal depression. Our clients were catching gag and red
Fishing tourney this weekend
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Fish-
ing Tournament 2005 will be this weekend.
There will be three divisions offshore, inshore
and youth, and the first 50 entries will receive a 7-foot
Star backwater rod.
Entry fee is $300 per boat. Prizes include a whole
host of free stuff, including T-shirts, fishing line, hats
and a fish fry at the captain's meeting Friday and again
at the awards banquet Sunday.
Registration is at Bark & Company Realty, 5348
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; or Island Discount Tackle,
5503 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The event benefits'
the Anna Maria Island Community Center youth sports
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Another nice gag
J lcIanl Catinr, 20, from York, Pa.. caui.ht a-nice-
.sizd gag rimuper i- il-h fisl/im, iitUhi Capt. Larry
McGuire on Show Me Tht Fish Chateoir s.
grouper up to 15 pounds, mangrove snapper to 5
pounds and lots of blacktip sharks to 5 feet in length,
as well as school kiingfish." Most of his action is com-
ing from about 85-foot depths of \k after in the Gul f. with
live bait working the best to catch the hungry fish.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said despite Tropical Storm Arlene it was "a
pretty good week, with a wide variety of species taken:
snook to 30 inches, reds to 29 inches,.trout to 24 inches,
hefty Spanish mackeral, scrappy bluefish and a few
Capt. Zach added that "tarpon continue td be a
thorn in my side with very-few hook-ups for this time
in June. There just.doesn't seem to be the numbers of
silver giants in the areas I normally see, and everything
is running a little behind schedule." His advice is to
experiment with other techniques when the old stand-
bys aren't working, roll \\ ith the punches, be persistent
and try different approaches to get the fish to cooper-
ate with you.
On my boat Magic, we took a fisherman's holiday
to the Florida Keys last week and caught a bunch of
yellowtail, lane ind mangrove snapper, plus scamp and
Good luck and good fishing.
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Keys stories to share, both good and bad
A trip to Key West last week for an annual press
association conference has prompted a brief
"Sandscript" this week.
But there were a few highlights from the Florida
Press Association event that may be of interest.
First, Max Mayfield is a pretty funny guy.
The director of the National Hurricane Center went
into some discussion on the "cone of confusion," refer-
ring to the wide "possible path" that the center issues
for any tropical storm or hurricane and justified his
continued use of the "skinny black line" in the middle
National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield,
center, made a storm point with Miami Herald,
Executive Editor Tom Fieldler, left, and Islander
News Editor Paul Roat in Key West last week.
Mayfield also was given a copy of The Islander's
2005 hurricane section. Mayfield took note of a
picture of a 2 by 4 board that was driven through a
palm tree "I took that picture after Hurricane
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of the forecast path.
Mayfield also had a few grim statistics to offer.
Last year's four hurricanes that struck Florida
spawned 321 tornadoes. Granted, they weren't the
massive twisters that plague the Midwestern states, but
they were still pretty nasty, he said.
He also noted that there were 91 "indirect" deaths
caused by the hurricanes not people who were killed
by storm surge or having their roof collapse on them,
but accidental deaths of people who, for instance, fell
off a ladder after the storm when they tried to fix a roof,
or died in a car crash attributed to storm debris on the
In Florida, 117 people were "directly" killed by
A Cudjoe Key man had a painful run-in with a
Goliath grouper formerly known as a jewfish in
the Florida Keys last week.
Seems the guy was spearfishing in Florida Bay and
had a 100-pound Goliath grouper pretty much hanging
on his every move. Suddenly, the 4-foot-long fish
lunged at him and pretty much bit his head, lacerating
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He made it to the surface and the boat and, even-
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Goliath grouper are not generally thought to be
aggressive. They also can-get to 400 pounds or so,
making the 100-pounder pretty moderately sized a
good thing for the injured diver.
The fish formerly known as jewfish were placed on
a protected status list in 1990 due to overfishing and
have made a pretty significant comeback since, by the
The National Hurricane Center issues "discus-
sions" on hurricanes periodically. Basically, the discus-
sions are the forecasters deliberations on the various
computer model projections that offer clues as to hur-
ricane strength and track. They're available online.
Several of us commended Mayfield on providing
the model discussions and mentioned that we found
them pretty fascinating. He smiled and said that he
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s d Biz
By Rick Catlin
New at Gulfstream
Debbie Detweiler recently joined
the sales staff at the Gulfstream RE/
MAX real estate office at 401 Manatee
Ave. W. in Holmes Beach.
A graduate of the University of
South Florida, Detweiler is a 35-year
resident of Manatee County and will
specialize in residential, luxury; water-
front and business properties.
To reach Debbie, call 778-7777.
The top listing agents for May at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. at 3224 E.
Bay Drive in Holmes Beach are Dasha
Cole of the Holmes Beach office and Mike
Migone of the Longboat Key office. The
top listingteam was Bruce and Jenine
Meyer of the Longboat Key location.
The company also named Gail
Tutewiler of the Holmes Beach branch
as its top selling agent for May, while
Tina. Rudek won the honors on
Longboat Key. The top sales team was
Bruce and Jenine Meyer of
Wedebrock's Longboat Key branch.
Wagner Realty has named David
Moynihan as its top listing agent for
Ma\ at its 2217 Gulf Drive N. location
in Bradenton Beach, while Dee Dee
Burke gained the honor at the
company's Longboat Key office.
Moynihan was also the sales leader
-at the Island office, while Karen
Arikerstart took that distinction at the
Lorgboat Key branch.
Moynihan closed out the hat trick as
the leading Island agent in the closed
volume category, while Dorothy Cook
gained the title on Longboat Key.
offers violin lessons
Perico Island resident Pamela Green
is available to teach violin lessons for in-
dividuals and groups beginning June 13
through July 30 at three locations.
Green will teach individuals or
groups of up to three students. Instruc-
tion is open to all ages and skill levels.
Students interested in group instruction
must be compatible b) age. grade and
Lessons are taught in your home or.
at two Keyboards & More Studio loca-
tions in Bradenton.
Fit for a king
Geoff Kendrick of
Sunset Sail in
purchased the 40-
foot yacht Lex Sea
for sailing trips
and other sea
ship is located at
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Cortez. For more
information on a
sailing cruise, call
Individual lessons cost $20 per half
hour. Lessons for a group of two cost
$14 per person, and groups of three cost
$10 per person for a half-hour lesson.
To arrange lessons at the studio, call
746-1414. To arrange in-home lessons
call or e-mail Green at 794-3145,
Green is the Rowlett School Strings
teacher and a' member of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber Orchestra.
Island real estate
1800 Gulf Drive N., Unit 219, La Costa,
Bradenton Beach, a 988 sfla / 1,100 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1979 was sold 05/
17/05, Belford to Oakland Partners LLC for
220 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,555
sfla / 1,963 sfur 3bed/2bath canal home built
in 1957 on a 75x148 lot was sold 05/18/05,
Kallins to Parking Company for $634,000;
6506 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, two
vacant 50x108 lots were sold 05/06/05;
Davis to Beach Inn Partners III LLC for
6300 Marina Drive, Unit 5B, Island
Walk, Holmes Beach, a 1,875 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath condo built in 2004 was sold 05/17/
05, Island Properties to Wessels for
$595,000; list $595,000.
150 Cresent Drive, Anna Maria, a 1;765
sfla / 2,411 sfur 3bed/2bath/1carlake home
built in 1960 on a 71 x114 lot was sold 05/17/
05, Green to Buck for $550,000. list
2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 104, Club Bam-
boo, Bradenton Beach, a 735 sfur Ibed/
1bath Gulffront condo built in 1975 was sold
05/16/05, HTMM LLC. to Tolentino for
312 61st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,054
sfla / 1,419 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in
1950 on a 90x101 lot was sold 05/17/05,
Zemis to Island Restoration 4 LLC. for
501 Gulf Drive N:, Unit 305,.Bridgeport,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,128 sfla /1,198 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 05/
16/05, Mitchell to Pugh for $420,000; list
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1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 238, Runaway
Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080-sfla /1,140
sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978 was sold
05/19/05, Hawkins to Pennewill for
$379,000; list $384,900.
1603 Guld Drive N., Unit 6, Tradewinds,
Bradenton Beach, a 540 sfur lbed/1bath
condo built in 1971 was sold 05/20/05, Rico
Stellco Investments LLC. to Fields for
2310 Gulf Drive N., Unit 202,, Shell
Cove, Bradenton Beach, a 507 sfur 1bed/
bath condo built in 1981 was sold 05/17/05,
Eldridge to Arnold for $310,000.
7300 Gulf Drive, Unit 6, La Casa
Costiera, Holmes Beach, a condo built in
2005 was sold 06/03/05, La Casa Costiera
LLC to Wendt for $1,500,000.
310 Tarpon St., Anna Maria, a 1,926
sfla / 1,945 sfur 3bed/3bath/3car canalfront
pool home built in 1993 on a 75x115 lot was
sold 06/02/05, Huggins to Langmaack for
$960,000; list $995,000.
2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 22, Anna Maria,
Island Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla
/ 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath gulffront condo built
in 1984 was sold 06/01/05, Crotalus Proper-
ties LLC. to Webb for $950,000.
12101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, a 820
sfla / 1,044 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in
1926 on a 50x105 lot was sold 06/03/05,
Tanner to Sullivan for $912,500; list
113 Hammock Road, Anna Maria, a
2,366 sfla / 3,630 sfur 3bed/3bath/2 car
home built in 2003 on a 6,328sq/ft lot was
sold 06/01/05, Newnham to Mock for
$820,000; list $825,000.
1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 103, Summer
Sands, Bradenton Beach, a 1,536 sfla /
2,045 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982
*. was sold 06/02/05, Bausman to Calabrese
507 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,469
sfla / 2,418 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront
home built in 1972 on a 80x111 lot was sold
06/02/05, laniri to Philp for $720,000; list
1BR/1BA CONDO in fabulous Tradewinds Resort. Fan-
tastic income. Pool, on-site management. This Gulffront
unit is a very short walk to the beach. $385,000.
Oswald Trippe and Company sponsored the June 8 new members breakfast for
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at the Sun House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach. New members included, front row, left to right, Harry and
Lynn Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens and Alice Domey of Splash
Graphics. Back row, left to right, Karen Cunningham of Anna Maria Island .
House, Kathleen Cowen of Island Dreams, David Teitelbaum of Teitelbaum
Development, Steve Watson of Prudential Palms Realty and Ronald Fisher of Sea
Pirate No. 6 vacation rental. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Chad Allison is the new branch manager
of the Holmes Beach office of Oswald
Trippe and Company Inc., a full-service
independent insurance agency. He is
also for all aspects of branch operations
as well as agency development. Allison
spent the past 11 years with a Dayton,
Ohio, insurance firm, most recently as
executive vice president. A graduate of
Ohio University, he is an active member
of Professional Insurance Agents and
hictipt intent Insurance Agents. Oswald
Trippe's Holmes Beach office is at 5203
GulfDrive, Holmes Beach. To reach
Allison, call 778-2206.
201 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,456
sfla /.2,007 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in
1951 on a 7,623 sq/ft lot was sold 06/02/05,
Brown to Essex & Suffolk Lettings Ltd. For
$665,000; list $675,000.
308 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,740
sfia / 1,756 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in
1977 on a 85x110 lot was sold 06/02/05,
Robinson to Riccio for $640,000.
801 Fern St., Anna Maria, a 1,536 sfla
/1,773 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1968
on a 50x100 lot was sold 06/02/05, Wright to
Rodriguez for $629,000.
509 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,852
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Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140
sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978 was sold
06/01.05, Bedel Io Pate for $364,900; list
404 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach, a
65x100 lot was sold 05/31/05, Caberea to
Hanson for $350,000; list $350,000.
S6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 77,, Shell Point,
Holmes. Beach, a 1,436 sfur 3bed/3bath
condo built in 1973 was sold 06/02/05,
Melvin to Field for $350'000: list $359,000.
Compiled by Jesse Brisson. broker asso-
ciate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Holmes Beach. He
Scan be reached at (94 1) 713-4755 direct, orat
Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244. Current Island,real
Estate transactions may also be viewed on the
Web at islander.org. Copyright 2005.
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iths 2BR,2BA elevated norne Gorgeous sunsets, bejch
and 'adier ,i I.Ws! Turrni'e lurrnshed Grail inri smtnini
properl:t ijr hrome $1 429 000
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bjy :jn3airrir ri:ome .arh 1 5 riet
on the water. Quality renovation throughout this spacious
4BR home. Wood-burning fireplace, pool, dock, lift and
deep water. Reduced. $1 795,000.
There are 42 homes for sale that are canal, bay or
beachfront, starting at $395,000.
Coldwell Banker Previews Residential R.E. Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key FL 34229
sfla / 2,360 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront
home built in 1972 on a 90x94 lot was sold
06/02/05, Kelly to Mattick for $625,000.
2408 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a
1,320 sfia / 2,235 sfur 2bed/2bath home built
in 1978 on a 50x100 lot was sold 06/01/05,
McDonald to Crotalus Properties LLC for
$595,000; list $625,000.
2906 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 894
sfla /1,208 sfue 2bed/1 bath home built in 1952
on a 50x100 lot was sold 06/01/05, Sheckler
to Sturchio for $422,000; list $429,000.
106 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach a
1,097 sfur 2bed/1 bath/i car pool home built
in 1950 on a 42x100 lot was sold 06/01/05,
Budzinski to McDonald for $390,000.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 211, Runaway
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THREE-PIECE SET: Queen sleeper sofa, match-
ing corner table and chair. Good condition. $200.
TWO OCEAN KAYAKS, sit-on top, $125 each.
Walden Paddler, $250, firm. (941) 778-1086.
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.
SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques. Weekly
specials: large silver sand dollar pendants 55-
percent off; 14-karat gold pendants, rubies and
emeralds 60 percent off; all sterling jewelry 50
percent off; large selection of gifts, antiques, art,
furniture and vintage jewelry 50 to 70 percent off.
Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 8am-2pm Friday-Saturday, June
17-18. Like new furniture and things. 602 Baronet.
Lane on Key Royale.
GARAGE SALE: 8am-1pm, Thursday-Saturday,
June 16-18. Quality children's clothing, maternity,
lots of toys and other good stuff. 306 63rd St.,
MOVING SALE: 8am-noon June 18. Lots of stuff!
7304 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday, June 18. Mid-
19th century cupboard, cherry drop-leaf table, lad-
der back chairs. Eastlake arm chair, carved Indian
table, step walnut chest and Victorian dresser,
seven quilts, cut and pressed glass, Towle flat-
ware, sterbng silver items, floral-decorated front
desk, table and chair, camel-back loveseat, cups
and saucers, pictures, lamps and interesting ga-
rage items. 242 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach,
north of St. Bernard Church. Sale by Julie
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront
Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa,
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.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a
personalized 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
Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
GIFT SHOP: Great mom-and-pop opportunity in
outstanding resort area. Good location, good
lease. Just $238,000, including inventory.
Confidentiality agreement required for details.
Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112.
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.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old
enough for adoption. All food and medical pro-
vided. Julie, (941) 720-1411.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants
screened. Please call (941) 922-0774.
1993 DODGE DAKOTA: Club cab, topper, towing
package, cold air. 90,000 miles. $2,000 or best
offer. (941) 778-6387.
SAILBOAT FOR SALE: 1990 32-foot Beneteau,
17-hp diesel inboard, furling jib, safety equipment,
propane stove, radio, VHF. Bimini over cockpit.
BOAT SLIP NEEDED for 4 1/2-foot draft sailboat.
Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. Power and water
availability preferred. (863) 646-2452.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
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Superlative craftsmanship enhances these 3BR/3BA land condos with
2.300+ sf of smart-wired living space, den/fourth bedroom, three ve-
randas, granite coumertops, wood flooring, nine-foot ceilings, crown
molding and two-car garage. Grand master suite with private retreat,
his/her watk-n closets, dual sink vanity. glass-block shower and Jacuzzi
cub. Two to choose from starting at $795.900.
PROPERTIES IN ANNA MARIA!
BUY ONE OR BOTH!
Island living at it's finest! Walk to the beach, relax by your private
heated 28x17-foot pool or enjoy sparking Gulf and bay views from
open decks on all levels. Tastefully renovated within the last five years
with Cooks kitchen, new washer/dryer and new air conditioning. Pris-
tine 2BR/3BA ownhouse with hardwood floors and carpeted bed-
rooms. Enormous screened porch off living area with stairs to pool
and gardens. Come see this one! A good buy at $645,000.
Call Liz Codola, Realtor
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Why buy "half" when you can have entire duplex for the same price?
302 North Shore Dr :'BR3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA.
1 BR/1 BA apartment. Five-car garage, duplex with five-car garage. Private
one short block to beach, direct beach open decks, large picture windows,
access, peeks of Gulf. Move-in condition, great views of lake. Asking
Seawall and dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! $750,000. MLS 502297.
Asking $850,000. MLS 502321.
Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156, or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
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Sweeping Gulf views from this
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house on desirable north end.
Just steps to the beach.
Offered at $1,295,000.
Call Green Real Estate today!
OF ANNA MARIA .,
941 778-0455 Ken Jackson, 778-6986
9906 Gulf Drive Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Anna Maria Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
www.greenreal.com Marilyn Klemish, 778-7627
Property Management and Leasing
Manatee MLS as of 06/01/05 Total Island Properties For Sale: 199
(SFR, Condo. Duplex.) Median Price: $829,500
Total Pending: 126 Median Price: $699,000
Total Sold Since 1/1/05:191 Median Price: $560,000
Call us for Annual
and Seasonal Rentals
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2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6
inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun!
Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail
email@example.com. $12,900 or best offer.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day. backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. (941) 723-1107.
REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast-paced, high
traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Gall
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
franchised." Call Joe Pickett, (941),383-5543.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant,
902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.
SALL POSITIONS: Caf6 on the Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Seeking reliable individual
[or busy hardware store, must enjoy working with
customers. Full-and, part-time positions available.
No evenings. Apply in person at Home True Value
Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE person for Longboat
Key resort. Must have reliable transportation and
work Saturdays. Good pay and benefits. Call
(941) 383-2428 for appointment.
HELP WANTED: RELIABLE teenager to do yard
S work, minor digging, etc. Several mornings per
week during the summer. Call Tom for details.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co; on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
No closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
S502 72nd Street
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LAWN MAINTENANCE HELP for Island company.
Full, part-time possible. Experience preferred, not
required. Good pay and advancement opportunities.-
SCall (941) 284-1568.
PART-TIME SERVER and dishwasher needed for
busy Island restaurant. Apply at Fit to Eat, 5315
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0411.
BUSY. CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT-hiring full-
or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and
dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting
people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. (941) 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial
-Library. Duties include checking books in/out,
Sreshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208. .
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Zachary, (941) 779-9783.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons.
$10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons
recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great
with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified,
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
'f*. Dedicated to service
Expertise in renovation
Island, waterfront and
;ijr.^ l area lifestyle specialist.
Contact Amy at
Sf (941) 779-1811 for all of
,i.- your REAL ESTATE needs!
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SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local
teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island
residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to, order.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical
appointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates.
Sunshine Car Service. Serving-the Islands. (941)
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer
service and private lessons. Special $40/hour.
Free advice. (941) 545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away-mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais,, windows, doors. Call (941)
BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home
management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992..
! THOIJDU JL' S OF HiD.1ES eONE ADDRESS
TIDY ISLAND TOWNHOME "Eclipse" HAWTHORNE PARKBEAUTY has it all!
model w/3100 SFof living area, extended 4-5BR/3.5BA pool home w/newer carpet,
glass conservatory & upgrades. Unique granite,lanai, large private backyard,
Sarasota Bay waterfront community with 3-car garage. $725,000. Jody Shinn,
24 hr. gated entry. $779,000. Ruth 748-6300 or 705-5704. 508713
Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 508295
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PANORAMIC VIEWS of Terra Ceia
Bay.Glass-enclosed lanai. 2BR condo
in a gated golf course community that
offers a clubhouse, exercise room,
heated pool/spa, tennis & a fishing
pier. $375,000. Jody Shinn, 748-6300
or 705-5704. 508210
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED condo 2-3BR
located in Terra Ceia! Glassed lanai offers
scenic water views. Extensive tile &
remodeled kitchen. $249,900. Kathy
Valente, 685-6767 or 748-6300.509228
SPECTACULAR & SERENE 10+ acre waterfront estate on Terra Ceia Island. Breathtak-
ing views from all decks. $1,950,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 502892
BAYFRONT home w/full views of Terra Ceia Bay. 3-4BR open plan home.Private
dock.Sailboat water. $1,795,000. Jody.Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 506922
TWO BAYFRONT LOTS on Palma Sola Bay w/magnificent views. Possible owner financ-
ing to qualified buyer. $1,150,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 507879
TRADITIONAL NW Bradenton 4BR pool home.Wood, tile & carpet throughout. Remod-
eled kitchen.3-car garage. $750,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 508754
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this lot w/open water views of Palma Sola Bay.
$550,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 507880
WATERFRONT HOMESITE Build your dream home overlooking Terra Ceia Approx.
1.4 acres on preserve. $475,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 507350
PRIME LOCATION, 3BR pool home. Situated on over 1/3 acre w/circle drive & lush
lawn. $438,900. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 509415.
LOVELY 3BR/2.5BA.home w/a fireplace & 2 lanais. Unique waterfront community.
$399,900. 748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781.508200
CHARMING 3BR home. Ceramic tile, a separate attached "artists" studio, 2-screened
porches $252,900. Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or 518-1278. 508204
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TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repair/re-
placement. Plus, get your hurricane panels now!
Cut, primed and installed with easy-mount fasten-
ers. $78/sheet, first story. (941) 730-1399. E-mail
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
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.
'ELITE SERVICE PROFESSIONALS: Providing
quality commercial and residential cleaning
services, party help, bartending, etc. Call Maria
and Steven, (941) 753-9906.
DO YOU NEED tree work done on your property?
We can help! Call Lew, (941) 755-5559. Serving
the Island seven years.
MARK'S PRESSURE Washing and detail service:
Residential, Marine, RV. Best prices guaranteed
with written estimate! Mark Scaperotta, (941)
J&S CLEANING: Rentals, move-ins, move-outs,
hotels, inns, residential, weekly, bi-weekly,
monthly, or one-time cleaning. Reasonable rates;
Reliable, local references. Call (941) 538-9092 or -
FIND IT! BUY IT! SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
This pampered beauty is only 225 yards from the beach. The main
house is 2BD/2BA, updated with lots of extras, very private patio
with a covered Jacuzzi. Attached mother-in-law apartment, 1BR/
1BA, living room, patio and separate entry. Offered at $649,900.
'" ) RE/MAX Excellence
..; -(941) 383-9700
BEST ON THE Island! Immaculate cleaning,
.detailing and decorating. Call Sandy for unbeat-
able service. Residential or commercial. (941)
PRESSURE WASH, EXTERIOR painting, roof
cleaning and coating. Free estimates. Call John or
Steve for quality workmanship, (941) 721-8037.
I LIVE ON the Island and can help you! Cheap
rates for doctor appointments, grocery runs,
Sarasota airport runs, pet sitting/walking, gardening
and cleaning. No job too small! (941) 803-0610.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom
portraits, weddings, beach photography. (941)
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals,
interior or exterior, landscapes.and more. (941)
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
refrigeration. 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) 795-7411. RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
Offering Islanders free
engagement and wedding
notices since 1992.
The fbslen Team
S Professional REALTORS representing '"
n SL. Jl buyers and sellers with
Heather Absten, P.A. H honesty, Jennifer Absten, P.A.
941-807-4661 i te P 941-345-7002
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Brand New Construction Under $800,000 with Pool
Two new Key West-style town homes under construction. 3BR/2.5BA, two-car
garage, metal roof, hardy plank siding, Evergrain decking, granite counters, high
ceilings and two-zone air conditioning $799,000. Call for more details!
GULFVIEW ARCHITECT'S DREAM HOME
SExecutive Anna Maria home with views of the Gulf of '
IMexico. Experience paradise in luxury one house off the
Beach on a quiet, desirable location. This home offers 3BR/ V" .
S2BA, hardwood flooring, quality doors, windows and
fixtures, custom cabinetry, Coriari breakfast bar, custom
Slighting, dumbwaiter and plenty of storage. Tastefully fur-
nished with a touch of island flavor. Offered at $1,495,000.
RENOVATED BEACH HOUSE
300 feet from the beach! Completely renovated home
with heated pool surrounded by lush, tropical land-
.- -, scaping. Beautiful flooring, natural stone and red Oak.
:......: *:-"-':', Tastefully turnkey furnished. Perfect vacation
"''"". i I get-a-way and seasonal rental. $799,000.
I ulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
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NADIA'S-EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resident,
references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance,
landscaping, cleanup, hauling and .more!
Insured. (941) 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call (941)
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 P0 Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
;EVENINGS 778-2632 -FAX (941) 778-2294
RARE AND WONDERFUL WATERFRONT
LOCATION IN ANNA MARIA VILLAGE!
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This 3BR/2BA handyman special is situated on a wonderful 75x148-foot canalfront lot, just one
home from sparkling Bimini Bay! The secluded location at the end of Oak Avenue offers water
views from both the front and back yards..There is already a pretty heated swimming pool and boat
dock in place. The existing home offers vaulted ceilings, paneling and a split bedroom floor plan.
Potential plus for a complete renovation or for building new on an incredible, high and dry waterfront
lot! Priced at $859,000 as is.
S BAY VIEW BEAUTY
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This newly listed impeccably appointed 3BR/2BA residence has been immaculately maintained and
offers breathtaking views of Tampa Bay from all major rooms! Ceramic tiled floors, spacious gour-
met kitchen with white custom cabinetry and top of the line appliances. Plus built-in bookcases and
recessed lighting, Bermuda shutters, 3M window film and a fabulous bayside master suite complete
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Residential and commercial. 30-years experience.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-
ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
-Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941)
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. 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.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at (941) 778-1730.
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service since 1975. Repairs.and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
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(941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality.workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements.
Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms,
kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License
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Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941)
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting.
Insured. 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)
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
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
restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience.
Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
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HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting.
30 years experience. Yes, I do show up! (941)
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall
repairs, hand, and spray texturing, acoustic
ceilings, painting, tiling and shower doors. Clean,
honest, reliable. Free estimate. Credit cards
accepted. F.A.W. Remodeling, (941) 586-4695.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free
in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
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
Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units
are complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-
$975/week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803
"or (941) 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.
POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities.
Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941)
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
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex
available March 2005. Steps to beach and shop-
ping. Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet
OK. Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.
WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/
1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA,
$700/week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; North-
west Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week;
Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton
Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call
Cristin. Curl at;Wagner Realty, :(941) 778-2246.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,.
1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools,
Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or
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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).
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/
month. (708) 532-2149.
RENT 2BR/2BA inclusive turnkey, $1,000; 3BR/
2BA pool home built in 2000; 3BR3BA villa, pool,
tennis. Coastal Properties, (941) 794-1515:
MARINERS.COVE: Annual unfurnished: 3BR/
2.5BA bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158
sf of living area. Gated community, with heated
pool, tennis, elevator and protected deep-water
boat dock. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner,
(941) 778-2246 or 720-0089.
GULFFRONT: FURNISHED updated 1 BR/1BA on
the sand with cable TV, phone. Walk to shops and
dining. Weekly or monthly rentals. (941) 713-1983,
ANNUAL RENTALS: ONE month free rent including
utilities! Efficiency, $690/month, plus $690 security
deposit; 1 BR/1 BA, $740/moriih, plus $740 security
deposit; 2BR/1 BA, $950/month, plus $950 security
deposit. Call Jerry 8am-8pm, (941) 524-5205 or
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA duplex.
Fully furnished, close to the beach. $1,200/month,
plus utilities. Owner, (941) 761-3308.
PRIVATE GULF BEACH: 1BR/1BA condo with
pool, bayside fishing dock, clubhouse, fully
. furnished, 55-plus. Seasonal $1,800/month or
annual $1,200/month. Owner,: (813) 681-7229.
CHARMING KEY ROYALE house: 2BR/2BA with
den, updated kitchen, tropical pool area with
heated spa and two boat lifts. Annual rental,
$2,200/month, plus utilities. Available Aug. 1. Call
RETIRED COUPLE LOOKING for two-year lease
on your canalfront home. Can pay $1,500/month.
Will pay two years in advance. References. (941)
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA ground-level
apartment, -$850/month; 2BR/2BA canal home,
unfurnished; 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, top-floor
apartment. Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941)
778-2291, or e-mail Jason@betsyhills.com.
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VACATION RENTALS in the Village of Cortez.
Adorable 2BR updated apartments in a very quiet
setting.Walk and bicycle the 75 acres of preservation
trails around the village. Stroll to great local fish
restaurants and still only one mile to the beach!
Well behaved pets allowed. Call Carol, Green Real
Estate, for more information, (941) 778-0455.
SPACIOUS ISLAND VILLA: 2BR/2BA split plan
with Florida room, garage and laundry. 1,300-plus
sf. Fruit trees, walk to White Avenue beach. Annual,
$1,275/month. Unfurnished. (941) 745-0959 or
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes
Beach, one block from beach. $950/month plus
utilities, no pets. First, last month, plus security.
References. Call Ed, (860) 227-5142.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1BA Anna Maria, $765/
month; 1BR/1BA Holmes Beach, $665/month;
2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/month. Call Fran
Maxor Real Estate at (941) 778-2307 for details.
LOVELY 2BR/2BA CONDO: Turnkey furnished,
pooJ, and five minutes to the beach. Three-month
minimum. $1,100/month plus $300/security. All
.utilities :included. (941) 778-4451.
DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: 2BR/1BA with pristine
beaches at your back door. $2,000/month. Call
Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
FLAMINGO CAY: 2BR/2BA with boat dock on
saltwater canal. Available mid-July through
December. Turnkey furnished. $1,100/month plus
utilities. Call Bonnie at (207) 867-2213, or e-mail
bmacd @ midcoast.com.
DOWNTOWN SARASOTA: 2BR/2BA bayview
condo on eighth floor. Wonderful location and great
amenities. Annual $2,900/month. Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL CONDOS: BAYVIEW Terrace. Pool on
bay, one block to beach, ground level. Nonsmok-
ing, ho pets. 1BR $900/month, and 2BR $1,200/
month. (941) 752-1737.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1BA, carport, washer/
dryer hookup, $900/month; 2BR/2BA, tile floors,
$725/month; 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup,
$675/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Pine Bay Forest,
2BR/2BA condo with vaulted ceilings and screened
lanai. Annual $1,000/month. Island Real Estate,
SEASIDE.BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/-.
month, $500/week. One short block to.Anna~Maria
City-Pier. Very cute! 2BR/1BA, pet friendly. Call
Carol, Green Real Estate, for more:information.
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PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bayfront condo..
Light and bright, community pools, tennis, guarded
gate, assigned covered parking. Annual, $1,200/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
RECENTLY REMODELED unit in heart of Holmes
Beach. All new interior. $650/month. Call Island
Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
MAGNIFICENT BRADENTON Beach 3BR/2BA
half duplex. Tiled courtyard, custom kitchen, pri-
vate garage and much more! Builf 2001. Annual
$1,500/month. (941) 713-9835.
HOLMES BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, walk
to beach and shops. Three to six months, $850/
month, including most utilities. No pets, nonsmoking.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, two-blocks to beach, new tile,
large kitchen, no pets. $775/month. Call (941)
922-2473 or 928-3880.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Annualkental, 2BR/2BA, first
floor, pool, hot tub and tennis. $975/month. (941)
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake con-
dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $309,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
BEAUTIFUL TURNKEY 1 BR or possibly 2BR mobile
home. Close to beach and completely remodeled.
-Low lot rent. $79,900. (941) 704-6947.
Spectacular Interior Updates
eedd No detail was over-
ee looked in this 3BR/
gackPs 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
a KimberlyClark_reallor yahoo.com
S. Glulf-Bay Realty
.; -, 5309 Gul Drive
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA
upstairs with covered parking space. Pool,
tennis and hot tub close by. Tiled entry and
kitchen. Glass-enclosed lanai. $460,000.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, 778-4800.
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BREATHTAKING 2BR/2BA condo with
breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
beach access. Upstairs unit with parking
below. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,
BEAUTIFUL TURNKEY Mobile home. Steps from
the Intracoastal. 1-2BR/1.5BA. Low lot rent.
$59,900. (941) 704-6947.
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED Bayshore home:
3BR/2BA, family room with electric fireplace. All
new kitchen cabinets, air/heat, appliances, fixtures,
carpet and tile. Offered at $217,500. Owner/broker,
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.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see the
beautiful, peaceful mountains of western mountains.
Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee
,Mountain Realty GMAC Real-Estate, Murphy,'N.C.
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free
brochure (800) 841-5868.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains Where
there is cool mountain air, views, stream, homes,
cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of Mountain
Property Sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy.
31.7 Peachtree St., Murphy, N.C. 28906.
EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale one
hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Great for
enjoyment or investment 15 acres, $54,250.00; 512
acres, $1,485,000. More information, call Gary
McCurdy (526) 239-8001.
Pat Palmeri-Bates John Luchkowec
Reputation ~ Resources ~ Results
DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Completely remfod-
eled island duplex. 3BR/2BA on both sides.
Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this breezy
floorplan. Kitchens and baths newly updated,
too. Turnkey and already rented for the,
season. $1,400,000. Call Dave Jones at
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SPACIOUS ISLAND CONDO 2BR/2BA with
freshly painted and new carpet. Heated pool,
tennis courts and boat access. Close to
beaches and shopping. $349,000. Contact
Cindy Grazar, 778-4800.
NEED A VACATION? An investment? 1BR/
1BA condo. New J.itchen and new tile floors.
Balcony overlooking pool. Comes furnished,
ready to .move-in. Weekly rentals allowed.
Resort-like atmosphere and close to the beach.
$325,000. Call Denny Rauschl, 725-3934.
SPECTACULAR BAYVIEW CONDO. 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished with good rental his-
tory. Large fishing pier and community boat
dock. Laundry room in unit. $589,000. Contact
Dave Vande Vrede, 778-4800.
TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTY from $24,900! 6.5-
acre lot, $59,900; 27-acre lake estate, $124,900.
Lake parcel and cabin package available, $64,900.
(866) 770-5263, ext. 8, for details.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS: Starting at $89,900.
Gorgeous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine
shoreline, spectacular views. Across from national
forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in east
Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, excellent financing. Call now
(800) 704-3145, ext 617. Sunset Bay, LLC. -
GRAND OPENING! Lakefront acreage from
$69,900. Spectacular new waterfront community on
one of the largest, cleanest'mountain lakes in
America! Large, estate-sized parcels, gentle slope to
water, gorgeous woods, panoramic views. Paved
roads, county water, utilities. Low-financing. Call now
.(800) 564-5092, ext. 198.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS! Spring is bloom-
ing and is beautiful! A wonderful lime to look for real
estate. See photos:
www.lNorthCarolnaMountainRealty.com orcall (800)
293-1998. Free brochure.
MONTANA RIVER FRONTAGE: log:home, guest
house, horse barn, +."- 4,941 acres. Witt & Assoc.
Realty, Box 1273, Bozeman,- Mont., Russell
Pederson, agent. (406) 485-2399
BUILDING SALE! Rock Bottom Prices! 20 by 30,
now $2,900; 30 by 40, $5,170; 40 by 50 $8,380; 40
by 60, $10,700; 50 by 100, $15,244; others. Ends/
accessories optional. Priced to Sell! Pioneer, (800)
*STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine SteelMaster
Buildings, factory direct at huge savings! 20 by 24,
30 by 60, 35 by 50. Perfect Garage/workshop/barn.
Call (800) 341-7007. www.SteelMasterUSA.com.
DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!
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Rare 5BR/3.5BA, across from beach access
with spacious open floor plan. Large kitchen
with breakfast bar. Master suite on main floor.
Tile floors, screened lanai and a large open
deck-great for tanning! Oversized four-car
Larry Albert Tropial
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607 Concord Lane
Super-clean 2BR/2BA beauty on big
lot with water views fore and aft.
Deep water canal. New lanai.
Many, many extras. $795,000.
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FOR SALE: Enjoy the stunning Gulf views and glo-
rious sunsets from this 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
The beach is located directly across the street.
Soaring ceilings in master bedroom, walk-in
closet, updated fixtures, hurricane window film,
and storage galore. Enjoy the private heated pool
while sitting on your garden terrace. $399,500.
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MARTINIQUE SOUTH 1 BR/1 BA, spectacular view. $629,000.
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2217 GULF DR. N.
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PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular 4BR/2.5BA bayfront residence with
unique waterfront setting. 120 feet of bay frontage and 80 feet of canal
frontage with dock and vertical lift. Home is constructed of natural cedar with
open-beamed ceilings in every room. Solar heated pool is surrounded by tiered
decking and Gazebo. Very private tropical setting with unsurpassed views of the
bay. Offered furnished. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. #509147. $1,695,000.
VILLAS AT HOMES BEACH Exclusive, gated
enclave of just nine townhomes being
constructed on the Intracoastal. 3,100 st plus
two-car garage. Marble and wood floors and
gourmet Krtchens. Marketed in conjunction wiin
RJ Really. Karen Day, 778-2246. $2.500,000.
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BREATHTAKING VIEW A full view of Ihe
Sunshine Skyway bridge from your owr,
private master suite. Gourmet kitchen, maple
cabinets with grande counters. Two electric
boat lifs Tracey Hurley. 741-2500. #508869.
ELEGANCE ON PALMA SOLA BAY NW REAL ISLAND LIVING! Key West home offers
Estate home on Palma Sola Bay. 4,300 sf of open plan with 17-fool ceilings and decks
pure luxury in this 5BR,4.5BA pool home. spanning both sides that overlook gardens and
Tne kitchen opens into the family room with pool. Plus a dock! Karen Day, 778-2246.
hreplate Tara Gilt, 727-2800 #505622 #507772 $849,000.
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BOATERS DELIGHT Canallront 3BR.2BA, FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Prime furiished ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA HOME Complieel.,
c.pen-lloor plan pool home 7.000 Ib boai lilt endl-uni offering spacious floor plan with eal- updated and immaculate. Tropical s.eiling
plus dock and Davits. Just three minutes Io the in kitchen, breaktas Dbar. walk-in closets, lire- boasts lush planings and Iruitl trees. Cusiomr
beach Betly Arnold, 761-3100 #508983 place and iwo balconies Dave Moynihan, stained glass blue neron window and etched
$699,000 778-2246 #507333. $675.000 glass front door. Becky Smilh or Elf, Starren,
778-2246 #509374. $675.000
ISLAND DELIGHT! Great lownrnme, location
and prile' Shorn oislance to beach and marina
Two master suites, workshop and storage
Furnishings negotiable Priced below
appraisal Carolyn and .Joe Cordrey.776-3300
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