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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 13, No. 35 July 6, 2005 FREE
Beach renourishment starts in Holmes Beach
By Rick Catlin
The emergency beach renourishment project
scheduled to begin this \\eek on Anna Maria Island will
start in Holmes Beach, not Anna Maria, according to
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering, the
company overseeing the project.
"Anna Maria's portion \ ill come at the end." said
Spadoni,becauseManatee County is pao ing to renourish
Anna Maria's .6 mile ofbeach. not federal dollars.
"I expect Anna Maria renourishment \ill start
about six to eight weeks from now," barring inclement
weather. he added.
Contractor Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach has
not yet submitted its cost proposal for the Anna Maria
section of renourishment. although.the county has
funds available. Spadoni said agreeing to a price for
Ania Maria should not be a problem. particularly\ since
the beach area in that city onl\ needs about 32,000
cubic \ yards of sand.
Because Anna Maria's portion of the 2002 beach
renourishment project \ as funded from state and county
sources, not the federal go\ enmient. that cit\ s section of
beach renourishment has to be negotiated separately with
Goodloe. Spadoni said. The $4.2 million emergency
beach renourishment for the Island this summer is funded
b6 the Federal Emergency Management Agency through
the U.S. Ar.m Corps of Engineers.
Spadoni did say that Goodloe Marine has agreed to
pipe sand to Anna Maria.
TOP NOTCH: 'WE'RE FREE' second weekly winner
Brenda Twiss has captured the second of eight weekly prizes in The Islander's summer photo contest, "Top
Notch." Twiss said the dogs broke free during a holiday photo. shoot and the camera was, of course, handy.
She will receive a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island
Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie's Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other
'weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift
certificate from Mister Robert's Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver and framing of
their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing. Entry info'inside, page 4.
Planning commission recommends
grandfathering short-term rentals
The Goodloe dredge. appeared off the Island's
northwest coast Tuesday, July 5, and work crews and
equipment should be on the Island.this week in Holmies'
Beach. Crews will work south from Holmes Beach
through Bradenton Beach before turning their attention
to Anna Maria.
Ben Goodloe of Goodloe Marine said Anna Maria
re nourishment should only take about seven to 10 days.
He estimated the entire project could be completed in
about 100 days, unless bad weather or equipment prob-
lems intervene. The Corps has given Goodloe about
four months to complete the project.
Engineers from Coastal Planning and Engineering
will be on the beach daily inspecting the project,
By Rick Catlin
H6lmes Beach city commissioners gave consensus
at their June 28 meeting to have the three Island may-
ors draft language fora non-binding referendum on the
November elections ballot on Island consolidation.
Commissioner Roger Lutz said now is not the time
to talk about specifics. Let the people have their say
"If people from all three cities approve, then that's
the point to spend some money to find out if it's a good
deal. But consolidation needs grass roots support first.
PLEASE SEE CONSOLIDATION, NEXT PAGE
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission voted to
recommend that the city commission grandfather exist-
ing. legally licensed, short-term rental properties in the
(R-l isingle-family) and R-2 (medium-density) residen-
tial districts and limit future rentals in those neighbor-
hoods to a minimum monthly stay.
Planning Commission Chairperson Sue Norimand
opened last Tuesday's meeting by stating that the iec-
ommendations under consideration iare not a "knee-
jerk" reaction to citizen complaints, but rather an effort
to protect the residential character of some neighbor-
She further expressed her belief that the commu-
nity has a misconception of which properties would
be impacted. "We're only talking about 23 proper-
ties in the R-1 district and 48 properties in the R-2
district," she said.
Holmes Beach Public Works Clerk Susan Lonzo
added that many people complaining are not legally
operating rental propertie-_ She said that of 30 op-
position letters received in the past week, 15 of those
complainants were not legally licensed to operate
Commission member John Monetti reiterated that
the recommendation is not aknee-jerk reaction and that
it is an effort to be "forward-thinking" in protecting
PLEASE SEE RENTAL, NEXT PAGE
Terry Weaver, co-owner of Fit to Eat Deli & Restau-
rant in Holmes Beach, tosses out beads to July 4
paradegoers from the pontoon boat/float decorated
with U.S.flags and the Fit to Eat banner. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy
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PAGE 2 0 JULY 6, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
Publix offers free wine, cheese
every Thursday in July
The Holmes Beach Publix Super Market is offer-
ing free wine and cheese every Thursday in July, man-
ager Jeff Williams has announced
It's a promotion for sales, he said, but wine sippers
and cheese nibblers don't have to buy anything unless
the urge moves them.
The weekly event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at-the
Consolidation referendum offered
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Let's not be specific at this point, just find out if the
basic intent is out there."
He suggested that the general language for the ref-
erendum be simply whether or not the city should in-
vestigate consolidating all three Island cities into one
Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens and Commis-
sioner Pat Morton agreed. "Remember." said Haas-
lMartens, "this is a non-binding referendum."
Morton said the people have to:be allowed to speak
on the issue before the.cities proceed further.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger dissented.
"Sho\w me it's a good idea to give away your city," he
"But everyone's just guessing now," responded
Lutz. "Let's find out f hat the citizens think."
If there is a majority vote in each city for consoli-
dation, then the three cities can get together and discuss
specifics, he reiterated.
M I or Carol Whiimorie \ ho was absent from
the meeting, has said previously she and her coun-
terparts in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach will
work together to get a sample ballot to each commis-
sion for approval as soon as possible. The deadline
for submission of the referendum to the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections Office to be on the
No\ ember-ballot is Sept. 6 for Holmes Beach arid
Anna Maria and Sept. 19 for Bradenton Beach.
store at 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may
.be obtained by calling 778-5422.
Rental grandfathering proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
residential character and allm\\ in short-term rentals in
the appropriately zoned neighborhoods.
Commission member Gary Hickerson said he
wants to live in a neighborhood \\ here people are home
and it's the same people those who can exchange
keys and helping hands.
One property owner took exception to Hicke ron'
comments, suggesting he recuse hiims elf due to an ap-
parent bias against renters versus long-term residents.
But Hickerson also pointed out that the city has
seen a decline in its number of registered voters and
students registered at the Island s.clhool. suogesting that
the pendulum may be swinging too far toward vacation
rentals and away from single-famil1 homes.
The only planning commissioner to recuse himself
from the vote was Mike McCaleb, \. ho said he has a
conflict of interest since he iAould be financially af-
fected by any decisions made on limiting rental terms.
McCaleb is an architect.
Despite a public outcry that limiting rentals in the
single-family residential districts to a 30-day minimum
would drive away business for house cleaners, day:boat
captains, gift shops, restaurants and so forth, the only
issue the board put up for debate was whether to grand-
father existing licensed short-term rental properties in
the R-1 and R-2 districts.
The planning commission agreed that hotel, motel
establishments such as Haley's llotel. l which has been
in business in the R-2 district for more than 50 \ ears.
are non-conforming uses and can be grandfathered as
Planning commissioners then came to a consensus
'to recommend that e\i ting licensed short-term rentals
in the R-1 and R-2 districts be g2andfathered for five
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Dredging with the tide
Diedtliat; on the Tideairk portion of the boat basin
along Marina Drive in Holmes Beach got under way
in preparaLiou fio'r the start of constratiion of the
seawall andJ ,itriina portion of the long-awaited-
Tidemark ircl,.'cu/ i',ninui n project. Tidemark's
Nick Easterling said the dredged material will be
trucked out of the city once it dries. slander Photo:
to 10 years. The rationale of the commission is that this
time frame would give property owners time to "re-
coup" and amend future plans.
The recommendation is not only an attempt to pre-
\ent shonrt-term rentals in these t\o districts tronm .io -
ing disproportionately to full-time residents, but also
restriict; short-term rentals to the more appropriate A-
1 orR-4 district. the board reasoned
Ultimately\ the decision \Ill be left to the city com-
nission. The planning commission recommendations
go to the cit\ commini.ion.o which then holds public'
hearings on an\ changes considered for the comprehen-
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Court upholds Davis variance, construction proceeds
A circuit court judge has ruled that the Holmes
Beach Board of Adjustment correctly granted Frank
Davis a variance that allowed him to build a four-unit
condominium at 5622 Gulf Drive.
Davis appeared before the board of adjustment in
March 2004, requesting a variance of a little more than
11 feet on his lot width. The city's zoning code required
the lot be 80 feet in width; his property was a little more
than 68 feet wide. The board of adjustment found that
there was a "hardship" attributed to the property and
granted Davis the variance.
Neighbors Ruthanne McLean and Barbara
Coloney filed suit against the board, claiming that there
was no hardship involved with the request for a vari-
ance and that'Davis failed to present substantial evi-
dence to uphold his request.
Circuit Court Judge Marc Gilner ruled June 29 that
the board did nothing wrong in granting the variance
and upheld its decision.
"Mr. Davis argues that, without the lot width vari-
ance, it is impossible to construct the four-unit condo-
minium, presently allowed in his A-l district," Gilner
wrote in his decision. "Davis states that his property is
peculiar and nonconforming due to the 62.8-foot front-
age instead of the requisite 80-foot frontage and, fur-
their, that his proposed four-unit condominium is a rea-
sonable use for the property."
He added that the city's land development code de-
fines reasonablenesss in terms of practicality, hardship and
maintaining the spirit of the ordinance," and that the condo
would be a "reduction in the density and intensity of the
property as compared to the present structure," which is
operated as an annex to the Harrington House Bed &
Breakfast that Davis also owns. -
McLean and Coloney's attorney, JohrnShubin, ar-
gued "that the 'practical difficulties' standard utilized
by the board is incorrect."
Gilner ruled that "the board gave consideration to the
fact that, under present circumstances, Davis is not able
to alter the structure on his property at all without the grant
of a variance. Due to the unique shape of his lot and the
code changes that adversely affected his irregular parcel,
board members discussed hardship criteria and whether
the fact that Davis would essentially have to 'keep the
same building on there forever' qualifies as a hardship.
"The board ultimately found that Davis, unlike neigh-
boring landowners, did have a unique hardship, his pro-
posed use was consistent with the other properties within
the A-1 zoning district, he was not being afforded any
special privileges via the valance, and the property was
The Goodloe Marine dredge appeared off the Island's northwest coast Tuesday, July 5, and work crews and
equipment should be on the Island this week in Holmes Beach. Crews will work south from Holmes Beach
through Bradenton Beach before turning their attention to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Jo Ann Meilner
I will show
being put to reasonable use as a multi-family dwelling
with the construction of a four-unit condominium."
Gilner added,"The court finds that the board prop-
erly reviewed all of the necessary criteria and followed
the essential requirements of the law when it granted
Davis a variance."
He also ruled that "substantial, competent evi-
dence" was provided to the board of adjustment in its
decision to grant Davis a variance.
Prior to the ruling from Gilner, Davis removed the
existing building from the lot and has "moved forward"
with construction of the condos, according to his attor-
ney, Peter Mackey. "The pilings are going in."
Anna Maria City
July 6, 6:15 p.m., special "shade" meeting on settle-
ment of Negele v. Anna Maria City, with open meet-
ing to follow.
July 14,7 p.m., Anna Maria City Commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
July 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Fi-
nal reading and public hearing on occupational license
fees, pier concessionaire lease requests, expansion of
boundaries into the bays and Gulf of Mexico regarding
mooring fields, attorney and auditor invoice payment
approvals and commission reports.
July 12, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
July 12, 4 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
July 13,2 p.m., city commission work session on budget.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 12, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting with
work session to immediately follow.
July 14, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beqch.City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
July 13, 11 a.m. Island Emergency Operations Center
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Chamber hosts hurricane information seminar
By Diana Bogan
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
hosted an informative seminar on preparing your prop-
erty and business interests for potential hurricane dam-
age June 29 at the BeachHouse Restaurant. The
chamber's guest speakers covered topics such as ad-
equately insuring your property, responsibilities for
cleanup and realistic costs of rebuilding.
Ralph Warfel of Oswald, Trippe and Company
spoke about insurance coverage for property owners.
He opened by reminding Islanders that last season
Hurricane Charley was one hour away from crossing
over Anna Maria Island into Tampa Bay and that it is
never a question of "if" the Island will experience hur-
ricane damage, but "when."
Warfel said there are two questions insurance
agents usually ask to determinethe coverage rates for
a property. First, how far from the Gulf do you live?
Before the.previous hurricane season, if you lived 10
miles or more from the Gulf, you were considered to
be in a good area, however, since Arcadia was hit not
once, but twice, things have changed.
SAlso, Warfel said, if you live within 1,000 feet of
the Gulf, your property is eligible for state-funded wind.
Warfel conceded that insurance is difficuIt to get
if you don't already have it and emphasized that, as
soon as you get a renewal offer, send in your check.
"Insurance companies don't accept new business when
there is a storm in the Gulf," he explained. If they send
you a renewal agreement or you have sent a check, they
must accept your business whether there is a storm in
the Gulf or not."
He also noted that most small businesses do not
have a backup plan and this is in part why 47 percent
of small businesses in Punta Gorda, for example, are
not back up and running. He said it is important to have
a secondary location to move your business to, have a
way to contact your vendors, and that your employees
know where to show up.
The American Red Cross can provide businesses
with materials to prepare an emergency plan. They
have produced a disaster survival kit compact disc de-
signed to help businesses create'a "Business Continu-
ity Plan" and ensure its safety and financial security.
This information is available by calling the Red Cross
Warfel stated that property owners are also
underinsured. "It costs more to build today than yester-
day. Have your building appraised and inventory what
Many insurance companies folded after last-
season's storms and rates are on the rise. Warfel said
an "admitted" company is licensed to do business in
Florida, has a headquarters in Florida, and is backed by'
a state-guaranteed fund if they fold. A non-admitted
company will not be backed by state funds.
Finally, when insuring your property, do not insure
for less than 80 percent of the replacement cost.
Wendy Webb, from Serv-Pro, continued the dis-
cussion with a presentation on how to secure your
property after a storm and prevent further damage.
Mold damage is a key factor after a property has wa-
Water damage can bring in toxins like pesticides,
and Webb said it only takes a 60-percent moisture level
to reactivate those particles.
Within 48 hours of water damage, mold arises, and
it is up to the property owner to mitigate further dam-
age. Items that are ruined should be put outside to await
trash collection. If power is out for a substantial period
of time, get food materials out and leave the refrigera-
tor door open. Don't open the refrigerator door if power
is only out a short time.
And tear out your carpet to prevent mold, she said.
The carpet may not seem too wet, but the padding un-
derneath can hold gallons of water. She said to put as
many fans in the damp space as quickly as possible to
dry it'out, open drawers to circulate air and put pillows
on an angle to dry.
She also suggested putting valuables in zipper-lock
bags and inside appliances, which have water seals like.
the dishwasher, dryer and washer. Also save items in
coolers, which are inexpensive solutions.
Brent Whitehead of Whitehead Construction gave
a realistic run-down on what it would cost to recon-
struct or rebuild in today's home market.
On the Island, most homes are still at ground level and
would need to come into compliance with Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency regulations, which require
homes to be elevated if rebuilt. The downside of this is that
homeowners cannot insure themselves for "ordinance and
law" coverage. He said homeowners can only insure for
what the home is worth now, leaving most Islanders,
underinsured for what it would cost to rebuild.
Whitehead said new construction costs $225-250 per
square foot, as opposed to $75-100 per square foot to re-
pair a home with less than 50 percent damage. He said it
is also taking 20 to 30 percent longer to build the same
structure today as it did a few years ago. "There are not
enough resources available to get the work done."
Whitehead advised Islanders to have a contingency
plan in the event they could not live in their home while
it's being repaired. To build on the beach, with permits
and plans in place, Whitehead said it takes approxi-
mately 11 months. "Plan to be inconvenienced at least
a year," he said.
Without a doubt, he added, it's a great idea to re-
S PLEASE SEE HURRICANE, NEXT PAGE
'Top Notch photo contest 6 more week to: enter
If you've got a great snapshot we \ e got a contest
Sou could win.
The Islander photo contest began June 29. The
weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the contest
with the next deadline July 8. Six more weekly winning
pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander
and one snapshot will be a grand prize winner with
prizes and gift certificates awarded by the newspaper
and local merchants.
-Weekly prizes include a "More Than a Mullet
Wrapper" Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna
Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate
from Minnie's Beach Cafe. The grand-prize package
includes $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate
from Mister Robert's Resortwear, a premium bottle of
champagne from Time Saver, and the winning photo
framed by Decor Gallery and Framing.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
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
2) Black-and-white and color 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 retouching 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:
I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:
Ines Norman's award-winning photo. Perhaps your
entry will win next week.
ite pictures or multiple printing will be accepted. Digital photos
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
topnotch @ islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish
their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:
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) weekly
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 on CD or via e-mail to
email@example.com.-No retouching, enhancements
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, or include label informa-
tion in the e-mail text, one photo attachment per e-mail.
Photos without-entry forms will be disqualified.
Additional photo labels are available at the newspaper
office or they may be copied.
the original negative or original digital image if requested by the
contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and con-
test sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives, diskettes,
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.
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:
THE ISLANDER JULY 6, 2005 0 PAGE 5
T R A C I
SHurricane Season: Jun -Nov.. 30, 2005
Cindy, Deinnis form
T%\ o areas of disturbed weather ha% e formed and
been named by the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Cindy is located in the western
Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall as
a weak storm near New Orleans earl Wednesday
forming. Top winds are estimated at about imiph.
STropical Storm Deinmsis located southeast of
Hispaniola and is taking a west-horthlesterlv
heading. It is expected to become a hurricane and
could pose a threat to Florida by the weekend.
Hurricane seminar successful
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
inforce your home now starting with the weakest point,
usually the windows and doors. Plywood is a low-cost
solution, but you can reinforce windows with shutters
and hurricane glass. Hurricane film for windows can be
helpful and it's better than nothing, he said.
Next, check your roof and how it's tied down.
When you replace your shingles, you can use a new
"peel-and-seal" product that locks out moisture and
adheres to the plywood. "As long as'the plywood stays
in place, you should have better water-protection," he
Winding up the presentation on hurricane response
was Paul Flaherty of the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration Aircraft Operations Center: His
job entails, in part, flying into tropical storms to gather
information about its strength and course. The informa-
tion gathered on flights is used by the media to keep
residents informed on a storm's path and intensity.
His advice is to get as far away from the predicted
storm surge as possible, and not to expect to be able to
outdistance the wind.
Work done by NOAA has resulted in an improve-
ment in the accuracy of storm reporting, he said. You
can learn more about the program and hurricane hunt-
ers at www.noaa.gov.. .
Public hearing on Anna Maria
comp plan changes scheduled
By Rick Catlin
Nearly two years in the making, the proposed re-
visions to the Anna Maria comprehensive plan are
ready for presentation to the public.
At its June 27 meeting, the planning and zoning
board received the future land-use element from the
-city's ad hoc comp plan committee, the last in a series
of proposals that will form the basis for the required
revisions to the comp plan.
P&Z board chairman Chris Collins set 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 21, for the first public hearing on the
comp plan and said the first agenda item will be the
future land-use element and map.
In a bit of an understatement for Anna Maria,
Collins suggested that the FLUE and FLUM recom-
mendations "promise to be controversial."
Those recommendations include limiting, struc-
tures in the city to two habitable floors, eliminating the.
medium-density residential district and changing the
current density and intensity allowed in the city. The
FLUE proposes to allow grandfatheringg" of current
non-conforming structures that might be. affected by
the elimination of medium-density residential areas.
Tile FLUM will have'some commercial areas changed
to residential. particularly around the Sandbar restau-
"My guess is we'll hear a lot of comment on the
future land-use element and map," said Collins.
Tony Arrant, the planner hired to guide the city
through the long and laborious process of revising its
comprehensive plan, reminded P&Z members that the
document before them was "hot the final version," just
the starting point.
He said, however, that the ad hoc committee's goal
in the comp plan revisions was to "preserve the single-
family home character" of the community. One way to
do that was to limit the non-residential areas allowed
in the city, he said.
Arrant also explained that the Jul 2-1 public hear-
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Pointing out the plan
Pro fc's i "ol planner Tony Arrant points out pro-
posed changes to the Anna Maria Future Land Use
Map to the planning and zoning board at its June 27
meeting. Arrant is the facilitator hired by the city
more than two years ago to guide it through the
laborious comprehensive plan revision process.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
ing is just the first step in the public process to adopt a
revised comp plan and accompanying land-develop-
ment regulations for the city as required periodically by
the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Following the P&Z public hearings, the board
makes "recommendations" to the city commission on
the comp plan. The commission then holds its own set
of public hearings, makes any changes, approves a "fi-
nal" version, then forwards it to the DCA for review.
The DCA will, in turn, either accept or reject the
document and return it to the city for revisions, more
public hearings, and final approval.
."It's a lengthy process." Arrant concluded.
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-- .I you'reO pllii.
Get in line
If you're looking for a sympathetic ear, a shoulder
to cry on, someone who really understands what you're
dealing with to listen to you when.it comes to your lo-
cal government, better seek an expert.-
That conversat ion could in\ ol' e just about anyone
-you know, a curbside chat with your mail carrier or the
waste collection specialist, a phone call to your long-
lost third-grade teacher, a visit with your favorite bar-
tender or waitress, or ammore expensive trip to a profes-
sional conversationalist, your massage therapist or hair
stylist for example.
Lots of folks are willing to listen. But who has the
There's an opinion to'go with every voice, and
there is more than one reasonable argument. It's like
lawyers in a courtroom. Sometimes you just have to do
some soul searching, ask around and look for "reason-
For instance, there's a lot of talk around the Island
about consolidation of the three. Island,cities. Some
folks can't understand how it's reasonable to have three
city.governments and all the beaurararac3 that goes
with them in such a small geographic area. Then
there's a seemingly equal amount of "tail \ sagging" by
folks who sa\ there are some distinctions that make
three cities necessary.
In Anna Maria, there are those who want to allow_
parking on beach-end streets, and those \ ho \ ant to pro-
hibit or limit parking in front of residences in the beach-
-access zone. Some v. ant to limit businesses and some \\ tint
Sto down-zone residential areas. This is the city that balked
at paying for the appraisal to buy the Island Marine prop-'
erty with state funds, and now wants to buy one of the five
lots for 100 times the appraisal cost.
In Bradenton Beach, folks want to maintain an old-
Florida atmosphere, but they tear.down older homes to
replace one unit with two, or three, or 10. Government
struggled, sought state funds and managed to improve
the fishing pier and the restaurant thrived now they
struggle to keep it open.
In Holmes Beach, the long-running issue of limiting
rentals in residential districts two districts, Key Royale
and south of Skinny's Tavern were limited more than 10
years ago is back on the front burner. Save the neigh-
borhoods,or save taxpayers' money? Skyrocketing prop-
erty values and taxes; as-well as a turnover in owners from
year-round to seasonal has sent some-folks looking for
government relief, not restrictions.
Makes you wonder.
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Plan C shortcomings
As a fulltime resident and avid follower of Island
politics, I would like to commend the efforts of (Anna
Maria City) Commissioner Linda Cramer on behalf of
the "silent majority."
Cramer's analysis of the public parking boon-
doggle demonstrates her knowledge, experience and
understanding of the issues. She has a foresight that can
only come from being a two-term city commissioner
and a 25-year Island resident.
Parking plan C has serious shortcomings that
must be addressed. For example, is the city equipped
to deal with the influx of beach traffic? Are we pro-
viding adequate rest rooms, rubbish disposal and
public safety precautions for ouriinvited guests? Are
we respecting the right of taxpaying residents in the
beach access zone to have quiet enjoyment of their"
property? All these are matters of unresolved contro-
If we could elevate the level of.public dialogue, we
could chart a course for the long-term sustainability of
the Island paradise many of us call home. To weigh in
on these issues, please contact your city commission-
Mike Fischer, Anna Maria
Red tide, boo
I am surprised at the lack of coverage given by
your newspaper to the current lengthy and wide-
spread outbreak of red tide along the Southwest
Are you not concerned about the effect on the
environment the fish which have died in their mil-
lions, dead manatees and dolphins, and the effect on
the birds who depend on fish for food? Are you not
concerned about the effect which the red tide has on
humans? Or about the financial effect which red tide
will certainly have on your Island when visitors de-
cide not to return?
United Kingdom after a two-week beachfront vacation
in Bradenton Beach. Due to red tide, we were unable
to walk or sit on the beach throughout the whole of our
stay. We were sickened by the huge number of dead
fish washed up on the beach every morning.
Is this what we traveled 5,000 miles for? No, we
were coming for the sunshine, the beaches and the
wildlife. But the beaches were a health hazard, the
wildlife was dying and e en the sunshine loses its at-
traction from behind closed windows.
We have been regular visitors to Florida for oveT
20. years, spending several months and many thou-
sands of dollars there every year. We.have seen red
tide bloomsTbefore, but never on the scale of the
present outbreak which has been afflicting the Is"
land, as well as other parts of the Southwest Florida
coast, since February. \\ ashing inshore or out to sea
depending on the prevailing wind. but never comr
We are 'aware that Karenia brevis is a naturally
occurring organism, but the increased frequency andj
severity of red tide algae blooms over the last few years
seem to indicate that the algae thrives on pollution from
sewage and phosphate waste which is being released:
into the Gulf of Mexico. -
We have seeni your Island and its ocean at its beau]
tiful best and we grieve to see it dying. We were td
return to the Island in the fall, but will not now do so;
as we cannot believe, that the ocean and the wildlife canr
reco, er from such devastating and prolonged algae
blooms in such a short time. Other tourists share ex-
pressed similar opinions.
Your Island's main industry is tourism. You can-
not afford to let your visitors be driven away. What
action is being taken to-control pollution and red tide
blooms? Your politicians must act now or it will be too
Will you, I wonder, have the courage to publish
this letter, or would you rather bury your head in the
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From Mote: Mitigating red tide effects
The red tide that has been hanging around the Gulf
Coast has expanded north and south, but doesn't appear
to have strengthened along Anna Maria Island beaches.
That's the good word from Mote Marine Labora-
tory, which keeps close track of marine matters here-
abouts and is studying red tide to seek a means of con-
trolling it, or at lease lessening its effects.
The famed laboratory on City Island, off the south
end of the New Pass Bridge, also lists a number of pre-
cautions that will help mitigate the nastier effects.
Red tide is an algal bloom that exists in all oceans
but is more concentrated in some, including the Gulf of
Mexico. From time to time it grows in volume and tox-
icity for reasons Mote, among others, is seeking to find.
It emits a gas that kills marine life and is irritating to
the delicate membranes in humans eyes are irritated,
noses run, and so on.
Mote reports that the tide has expanded somewhat
to northern Pinellas County and south toward Charlotte
Harbor. Except for the northern Pinellas beaches, con-
centrations are medium to high in that area, Mote said.
"Low to medium levels were observed in Tampa
Bay and south along Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key," Mote said, "with concentrations low at Siesta
Key and Venice Pier, and medium levels at Gasparilla
Pass" in Charlotte County.
High concentrations were recorded in some parts
Sof Sarasota Bay, and dead fish and respiratory irritation
were found throughout the bay.
"The impact from respiratory irritation and dead
fish depends on local bloom conditions and the direc-
tion and intensity of the wind light and offshore
winds minimize adverse effects, while strong onshore
winds bring adverse effects."
Mote stressed that as atmospheric and oceanic con-
ditions change, algal bloom conditions change too,
making forecasting "very difficult."
For beachgoers; Mote has some excellent ad-
Check the marine forecast, fewer toxins will be in
the air with offshore winds.
If you experience respiratory irritation, wear a
mask, such as a painters' mask that covers nose and
Asthmatics or those with lung diseases should be
diligent about taking their medications, and avoid go-
Seek medical care if symptoms worsen.
Keep windows closed, the air-conditioning on, and
make sure the unit's filter is clean.
Prisoners hit the beach in Bradenton Beach to clean up dead fish killed by the recent red tide bloom. Islander
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Sandbar preliminary site plan approved with conditions
By Rick Catlin
After wading through more than three hours of tes-
timony, the Anna Maria Cit\ Commission by a 4-1
vote June 29 appro ed the preliminary site plain of the
Sandbar restaurant. but attached se en stipulations that
ow ner Ed Chiles mustt meet before final approval.
Chiles has proposed to expand the Sandbar's bath-
room facility to meet.the requirements of a la \suit
against the restaurant that alleges the rest rooms' lack
of compliance with the Americans w\ ith Disabilities
In addition to the rest room, plans call for a rede-
sign of the parking lot, a paver al\k, a- to the facility.
and construction of swales to inipro e drainage. ;-
SChiles also wants appro' al of a 10-seat outdoor
i pavilion for special events such as weddinfgs that \ ill
replace the current tent the Sandbar uses. Chiles has
maintained there will be no expansion of the restaurant
itself. other than construction of the ADA-compliant
The main objection.to the Sandbar's plan ~ as ob-
vious from opponents. The proposed outdoor pa\ ilion
for weddings and special events will create additional
noise from outdoor entertainment and amplified sound,
noise that nearby residents claim has been increasing
in frequency since Chiles erected an outdoor tent for
those occasions. Some people claimed Chiles is not
entitled to outdoor amplified music at the pavilion,just
at the outdoor dining area. Chiles has proposed to re-
place the tent t.'ith the permanentpavilion.
Attorney Mike Gallaher, representing the Nally
family\ that lies next to the restaurant; argued that
when the commission recently approved the outdoor
entertainment ordinance, it was specifically\ for the
current entertainment on the dining deck.
Music at the pavilion is "not a -randfathered'
use," he said, because the tent was onlh permitted af-
ter the outdoor entertainment ordinance passed.
City Commissioner Carol Ann NMagill. \\ho cast
the lone dissenting vote against the site plan, said it \\ as
her understanding that under the ordinance Chiles
could onlN hate outdoor entertainment on the dining
deck, not at the tent or proposed pa\ ilion.
Other commissioners, however, said they belie\ e
that the ordinance allo\ s outdoor entertainment an\ -
where at the Sandbar. City Attorney Jim Dye's opin-
All three sides city. Sandbar and opponents -
presented attorneys, planners and consultants, all with
New Boa club
Members of the newly organized Chapter 114, Boa Sisterhood of America, are, from left, Joan Brown of
Bradenton, founder of the organization; chapter.members Mary Zion, Pat Dorrington, Rise Loshaek, Linda
Kinnan and Wendy Holcomb; and Wilma Luff, president of the Palm-Aire chapter. The Island chapter plans to
meet on the last Tuesday of each month. It has chosen All Island Denominations as recipient of its donations.
Ms. Holcomb explained that members wear black with a colorful feather boa, hence the name.
Planner Jan Norsbph. representing the Nallys,pro-
posed 16 stipulations for the site plan and claimed
Chiles' plan had seven inconsistencies with the city's
comprehensive plan, six inconsistencies with the city's
future land-use element and needed six variances to
meet city parking codes.
Contractor Tom Ricci of Pompano Beach, who
said he was a friend of the Nallys, claimed he was an
ADA expert and that after studying the design of the
proposed rest room, Chiles did not need to expand that
area to become ADA compliant. At a previous hearing
for an alleyway vacation, Chiles had presented U.S.
Department of Justice-certified ADA consultant Kirk
Tcherneshoff, who said Chiles needed the rest room
expansion to comply with stipulations in his ADA law-
suit settlement. Tcherneshoff "didn't know what he
was talking about," :said Ricci.
Resident Robin Wall had her own attorney's opin-
ion, that of Dan Lobeck, who claimed that the pavilion
will be on a separate parcel from that of the Sandbar,
and therefore any outdoor entertainment at the pavil-
ion w would need special permission from the city.
At the least, said Wall, the commission should
"eliminate the use of amplified music" at the pavilion.
Chiles responded that the pavilion will have baffle
drop curtains to muffle sound, a $4,500 sound system
to help subdue noise, and he's hired one person who
will oversee all entertainment at the pavilion and use
of the sound system..
Any noise generated at the pa\ ilion will still have
to comply with the city's noise-ordinance require-
ments, he noted.
Marie White, who lives near the Sandbar, said she
loves the Sandbar, but the proposed pavilion will only
"create chaos" for the adjacent residents.
Attorney Ricinda Perry, representing Chiles, noted
that some of the Sandbar's neighbors had built their
residences on-commercial property and the Nallys had
been advised by the city commission then of the "nega-
tive impact" of living in a commercial area.
Eventually, the commission voted 4-1 to approve
the preliminary site plan, but added seven stipulations
that must be met before final approval.
The stipulations are that no food preparation will
be allowed at the pavilion; the site plan shall indicate
where off-street unloading will take place; Chiles needs
an approved maintenance agreement with city for right-
of-way improvements; the site plan is limited to im-
provements on the Sandbar property or property un-
der its control; a wooden deck north\ west of the pavil-
ion will be removed unless Chiles can produce a per-
mit; loading and unloading will take place only be-
tween 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and one section of the park-
ing lot will be redesigned to eliminate the need to back
out onto Spring Avenue.
Commission Chairperson John Quam said- he
would set a date for final approval when Chiles has met
all stipulations and permit requirements and a final site
plan is ready.
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By Rick Catlin
After nearly three years of discussing and drafting an
ordinance allowing Holmes Beach to lease dock space in
the Sunrise boat basin to qualified boat and property own-
ers, city commissioners were ready to hold the second and
final hearing on the ordinance June 28. -
But not all commissioners were positive the ordi-
nance was ready for approval, or what the city needed.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said he had
studied the proposed ordinance and had a number of
questions. He wasn't sure if the ordinance was in the
"best interests of the city," and suggested it might be
better to first build new dock*, in ihe basin before leas-
ing begins. He added that there are'several open areas
in the basin \ here the city. might want to add-docks.
Commissioner Roger Lutz agreed. Several of the
docks are in poor shape and he doubted that people
with a claim to a Sunrise dock space are going to spend
a lot of money to replace a dock they don't own.
The commission agreed with Bohnenberger that
public works director Joe Duennes should get a
"ballpark" estimate on building new docks in the ba-
sin, including adding docks in -paces where no dock
currently exists. New docks might merit better fees for
Several Sunrise area residents agreed with the sug-
John Anthony said building new docks is a winner
on both sides. He doesn't mind paying a higher lease
fee because a new dock will raise the value of his prop-
erty, as long as the lease rights are transferable to a new
owner, should he ever sell his house.
"Think about [the docks] as a resource with real
value," he said.
The second reading was continued to July 12 and
Duennes was asked to bring cost estimates for new
Commissioners were reluctant to agree with Doug
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The new president of the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, Birgit Sesterhelin, right, and party enjoy down-
town Chicago at the Rotary International Centennial. With her are, from left, Islanders Don Fernald, husband
Hberbert Sesterhenn, and Sue Fernald. This was their first experience of Chicago, and they said they fell in
love with the city.
Means of the Manatee County Planning Department on
a county proposal to remove Brazilian pepper trees
from the Kingfish Boat Ramp area.
Means made no secret that the county wants the
space to add parking on both the east and west sides of
the ramp, but Lutz pointed out that this would bring
parking very close to the Westbay Cove condomini-
He suggested fewer parking spaces on the west
side and a buffer of about 200 feet between the pro-
posed parking area and the condominiums. Means said
he would consider that proposal and come back with a
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pression for people visiting the Island.
And the popularity of Kingfish isn't going to de-
crease as the population of east Manatee County in-
creases, said resident David Zaccagnino.
The city and Kingfish Boat Ramp "bear the brunt"
of county boat users and those from Lakeland. "Every-
one comes here," he said.
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vice, particularly from Verizon. The Manatee County
Commission has directed its staff to "get competition"
for Bright House cable and that's the reason for the
The consortium would handle contracts and nego-
tiations with companies that want to bring cable TV to
Manatee County and ensure that fees are disbursed to
each member. Currently, only Bright House offers
cable TV service in Manatee County, but Verizon has
indicated it will apply to bring cable service, and other
companies such as Comcast can't be far behind,
Palmetto has already joined the consortium as has
the City of Bradenton, he said. Cable TV consortium
of cities already exist in other areas of the country, in-
cluding the Denver area, Virginia and Washington
state, he said.
The Holmes Beach share of the consortium would
be just $922 a year but, in return, indicated
Eschenfelder, the consortium handles all legal expenses
and other costs.
While Bohnenberger thought joining the consor-
tium would put the city in a "bad situation," Commis-
sion Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens said it might
give city residents "another choice," other than Bright
Lutz said he wanted to hear the "other side," and
asked that as a "courtesy," a Bright House representa-
tive be invited to speak at the July 12 commission
The commission agreed and made no decision on
the consortium proposal.
In other business, the commission delayed ap-
proval of a $40,000 contract to build a pump and stor-
age facility behind the West Manate Fire & Rescue
station until it had more information on the size and
location. Commissioners did approve a $13,300 con-
tract to build four more trolley shelters, including one
at Publix on the east side of the road, and shelters at the
Harbor Drive-Gulf Drive intersection and on Gulf
Drive near the post office. A shelter already exists at
Publix on the west side of East Bay Drive.
Acting City Attorney Michelle Hall said Tidemark
attorney Robert Greene has promised a new lease of the
city-owned portion of the Tidemark basin by the July
12 meeting. The new lease will reportedly pay the city
about $12,000 annually for Tidemark's use of the city
basin. The former lease, voided by Tidemark's bank-
ruptcy, was fr just$1,00 a year.
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Anna Maria City
June 28, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue, distur-
bance. According to the report, a boyfriend and girl-
friend were involved in a verbal argument. They were
given a domestic violence packet.
June 28, 400 block of Pine. Avenue, burglary.
Tools were reportedly missing from a contractor's tool
-June 22, 200 block of Church Street, theft. A man
reported the theft of two bicycles.
June 25, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. A
man who was in the store for job orientation reportedly
took seven cartons of cigarettes from the store that were
tagged to be returned to the manufacturer and, accord-
ing to the report, he later returned the cartons for a cash
June 25, 600 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic
arrest. A juvenile was given a notice to appear after an
officer found him driving without a license.
June 25, 100 block of Bridge Street, theft. "A
woman reported cash missing from a purse she left in
June 27, 403 Highland Ave., salvage yard/public,
works/police department, information. An officer filed
a complaint because he damaged his car while backing
out of a parking space. According toathe report, the'
-majority of the small parking lot is congested with gar-
bage trucks, dumpsters and other public works vehicles
that block other cars.
June 27, Bay Drive South and Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach public dock, recovered stolen boat.
While on patrol, an officer saw a man attempting to
free a boat in the sand during low tide. The man told
the officer he found the boat in the Intracoastal Water-
way and towed it to the pier since,the boat had taken
on water, but the registration number was listed by
police dispatch as stolen. The man was arrested and the
owner was called to take possession of the boat.
June 24, 200 block of 56th Street, theft. A man
reported the theft of his bicycle. The following day, he
reported it was returned to his home.
June 25,800 Manatee Ave., Kingfish Boat Ramp,
drug arrest. Jeremy Cowger, 23, of Bradenton, was
arrested for possession of 4.5 grams of marijuana after
an officer pulled him over for driving infractions.
June 26, 4400 block of Gulf Drive, public beach,
drug arrest. Jamie Feria, 19, of Bradenton, was arrested
for possession of marijuana when an officer saw her
carrying a cigar filled \% ith marijuana while walking
towards the beach access. The woman told the officer
she was looking through her purse and found the mari-
juana; which she stated belonged to her boyfriend.
June 28, 3600 block of Avenue E, burglary. A man
was interviewed regarding a past burglary. The infor-
mation provided led police to the recovery of two con-
struction tools that were stolen and a capias request was
issued for the suspect.
June 29, 9000 block of Manatee Avenue, DUI.
Corey Boston, 22, of Myakka, was arrested for driving
while intoxicated and possession of drug parapherna-
lia afteran officer witnessed Boston driving erratically,
almost striking oncoming traffic. Boston reportedly
failed a field sobriety test and a device used to smoke
marijuana was found in his pocket.
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Daughter of Lisa Maria Phillips, Bradenton Beach city
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7 to 8a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at Anna Maria
City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information:
5:30 p.m. Teen meeting at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
Thursday, July 7
9 to 10 a.m. Beginner Pilates at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
4 to 7p.m. -Wine and cheese tasting at Publix, 3900
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gentle yoga with Jasmine Boss at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mangolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Friday, July 8
7 to 9 p.m. Teen night at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
S7 to 10p.m. Live original music at Ginny's Antiques
and Jane E's Bakery, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Infor-
'Saturday, July 9
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates at the Anna.Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Family origami class at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
11 a.m. Sierra Club paddle at Weekie Wachee
Springs. Information: 729-8006. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'That's Italian" family festival at-the
Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 359-5725. Fee applies.
Sunday, July 10
6.p.m. Helena Bachmann Milligan, journalist and
author of 'Teeth in a Pickle Jar," book signing presentation
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Monday, July 11
'0: 15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island
Branch Library. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beacn. Infor-
Tuesday, July 12
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies..
2p.m. Children's comedy theater presented by the
Battersby Duo at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6 to 7 p.m. Pilates at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
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10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
book club at the library, 5701 MarinaDrive, Holmes Beach.
7 to 9 p.m. Family safety intervention specialist
Sheila Hurst discusses suicide at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
8 p.m. Opening night of Island Players'
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Shakespeare on the Island, "Much Ado About Nothing," at
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee
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Exploring Florida's Waterways nature camp with the
South Florida Museum at various locations, through July
15. Information: 746-4131, ext. 22. Fee applies.
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"Bioquest" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., -Anna Maria,
through Aug.5. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Sierra Club presents "Friend of the Gator and Gopher
Tortoise" at Phillippi Creek Estate July 14.
Friday Fest on the Bay at the Van Wezel July 15.
"Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance?" at the
Bradenton Woman's Club July 16.
"I'm Gonna Sing" gospel concert at Island Baptist
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Children's reader's theater at the Island Branch Li-
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Sheila Hurst discusses substance abuse at the Anna
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Robert 'Bob' Jalloian
Robert "Bob" Jalloian, 79, of Anna Maria, died
Born in Worcester, Mass., Mr. Jalloian came to
Manatee County from Charlton, Mass., 18 years ago.
He worked for George Meyer Co. in Worcester. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was
a graduate of Columbia University.
There were no memorial services. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island. Chapel, was in charge of ar-
He is survived by sister Mary Daniels of Walpole,
Mass., and nieces Nancy Carr, Janet Botzos and Ruth
Dorothy Jean Martin
Dorothy Jean Martin, 79, of'Bradenton and for-
merly Holmes Beach, died June 26.
Born in Munhall, Pa., Mrs. Martin moved to Mana-
tee County 44 years ago. She was a graduate of the
University of Pittsburg. She was a translator for the
-Aurora Foundation until her retirement in 1994. She
was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines, secretary to
the publicity director of St: Petersburg and a secretary
with Westinghouse. She was a volunteer with the'Anha
Maria Island Historical Society arid the American Red
Cross. V ..: '
Memorial services weie July 1. :
-She is survived by son Williaiim E.'Bill" of
Bradenton; brother Leonard E. Palmer of Bethel Park,
Pa.; sisters Barbara P. Benrer of Pittsburgh and Betty
L. Johnson of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren.
Allene Jackson Pournelle
Allene Jackson Pournelle, of Sugar Land, Texas,
and Holmes Beach, died July 3.
Mrs. Pournelle and her late husband W.B. moved
to Holmes Beach in 1973, where she taught at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation for 17 years. She
was a member of the Episcopal Church Women and a
charter member of the Daughters of the King. She was
a graduate of Shorter College in Rome, Ga., and did
graduate work at John Hopkins University in Balti-
more, Md., majoring in protozoalogy. She worked for
the Georgia State Department of Public Health-and
worked in their laboratories in Atlanta ard Albany.
Private memorial services were held in Atlanta, Ga.
She is survived by daughters Mrs. Alvin Moses of
Decatur, Ga., and Mrs. Roy Steadham of Sugar Land;
brother Dr. Calvin Jackson of Manchester, Ga.; grand-
sons Jim and Matt Moses and Mark Steadham; grand-
daughter Amanda Steadham Ryan; great-grandsons
Mitchell and Kenneth Moses; and great-granddaugh-
ters Sarah Steadham and Chloe Ryan.
David D. Young
David D. Young, 77, of Seekonk, Mass., and for-
merly Holmes Beach, died June 30.
Born in Newport, R.I., Mr. Young was a graduate
.of Fisher Business School. He served in the U.S. Army,
and worked for the Tidewater Oil Co. He also owned
and operated two service stations in Seekonk. He was
elected to the school committee in 1962, where he
.served for 16 years, six as its chair. He was a member
'of the George R. Martin Elementary School and
Seekonk High School, and served on the Seekonk
HousinL Authorit from 1985-88. He was elected to
the Seekonk Board of Selectmen in 1989 and retired
from political office in 1992. He served on the Seaside
Gardens Association Board of -Directors, Holmes
Memorial contributions may be made to the David
D. Young Memorial Fund, Slade's Ferry Bank, 1400
Fall River Ave., Seekonk MA 02771, with donations
made to benefit the Anna Maria Island Branch Library.
He is survived by wife of 53 years Alice "Betty;"
daughters Betty Martin of Danvers, Mass., Jody
Amaral of Bend, Ore., and Jeanne Potter of Somerset,
Mass.; son Doug of Mansfield, Mass.; and eight grand-
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and fourth-floor premium tour through the Ca d'Zan
mansion at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of
Art where she volunteers. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Museum seeks Island volunteers
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is in
need of volunteers to lead educational tours. Karen
Ellsworth, an Island resident, has been" donating her
time since becoming a docent in 2000. The retired art
teacher leads tours in Ca d'Zan, the circus museum and
art museum. She also does VIP, special exhibition and
Before retiring in 1997, Ellsworth took yearly trips
with her art students to numerous art galleries around
Europe."After moving to the area," she said, "I visited
the Ringling Museum and was overwhelmed when I
entered the Rubens Galleries. It's wonderful to have
artwork so fabulous right here."
Ellsworth believes volunteering at the Ringling
venues is a great way to meet new people, and she
loves introducing visitors to the arts, helping them con-
nect to the artwork;
For more about volunteering at Ringling, call 359-
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sign up for July's volunteer information class.
Gospel concert set July 17
at Island Baptist Church
Its second summer "I'm Gonna Sing" gospel con-
cert will be Sunday,. July 17, at the Island Baptist
Church, the church has announced.
The free, public concert will be at 6:30 p.m. at the.
church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Details may be
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Mosquitoes here, but it has been worse
By Jim Hanson
"We used smudges in the house and wore long-
sleeved shirts on the boats, and if you didn't choke to
death breathing them in, you were OK."
You don't have to live with them the way the com-
mercial fishermen did in the Cortez of the old days, but
mosquitoes are still around and still a nasty and some-
times disease-carrying pest. Nowadays, though, they're
They're fought with people and machines and
chemicals, and the battle waxes and wanes with the
rain. Mostly the people are winning, said Mark Latham,
director of the Manatee County Mosquito Control Dis-
trict. Helicopters and trucks and tanks of mosquito-kill-
ing, people-safe chemicals keep the bug population
pretty much under control.
Those methods should have been around in Blue
Fulford's early years in the historic fishing village of
Cortez, on the mainland end of the Cortez Bridge.
He wasn't kidding about breathing them in: They
swarmed in such huge numbers that it really was dif-
ficult to avoid inhaling them. Sonmetiime_ breathing
masks were necessary. Houses were screened and
smudge pots kept most of the bugs away, but it took
hardy people to "just grin and bear it," as Fulford ex-
pressed the onl, way to get along then.
As for control, "-\ hen one lit on you, you squashed:
it with your finger. There was no worry about AIDS in
the blood then. You just got your own blood on your-
self from the bugs."
He sees the elimination of the overwhelming
hordes of mosquitoes as a double-edged blessing. "We
got rid of the mosquitoes, all right, but we also got rid
Another one down
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Anna Maria has been
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and ever3 thing tiat depended on mosquito larva for
"The scientists and politicians sat around and
Worked out ways to get rid of a pest,- and it never
dawned on them that they would destroy part of the
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here we go again."
He has two helicopters, four trucks and four other
vehicles-to put into the battle, and they are busy almost
around the clock. The choppers sp-ay at night. and their
mist kills flying bugs as well as larvae. The trucks are
the'heavy hitters in.many bug breeding areas.
"Some areas are good at controlling the mosqui-
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other barrier islands. A huge control problem is in the
sw ampr areas north of the Manatee River, and areas
north of there. Mosquitoes hatch in the north and come
to XMlanatee." They can fly up to 50 or 100 miles.
In the evening his staff sets traps baited with dry
ice, it, carbon dioxide very attractive to mosquitoes,
and count the mosquitoes in each trap.in the morning.
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trap is not unusual, and last week a trap off 53rd Av-
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Young women bringing revue to Island Players
By Jim Hanson
Going from local amateur performances to Ameri-
can Idol stardom just has to be a major dream for many
It is a dream come true for at least one girl who
started with the cast of the "Song and Dance
Extravagaza," which will be at the Island-Plaaers in
Anna Maria for four performances July 28-30.
The enviable young lady is Jessica Sierra, who as
one of the top 10 finalists in American Idol is touring
the country with her fellow contenders. They will be at
the Tampa Forum July 13.
The local appearance puts Anna Maria Island up
there among favored venues, for this 28-girl troupe has
entertained such diverse audiences as the Democratic
National Convention and, more recently, President
Bush and California Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger in
May when they were in Tampa for a fundraiser.
They're certainly not political, for they've ap-
peared before such nonpolitical organizations as the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays and a whole roster of other
professional sports teams and events.
Altogether they perform 40 shows a year at con-
ventions, corporate parties and theaters.
The troupe's girls are from 5 to 17 years of age, all
of them selected through an annual auditioning process,
said Carol Rubaii, Tampa woman who calls herself the
Every audition brings in new young performers to
replace the older ones who are moving on, she said.
Some have left for excellent prospects, she noted, in-
cluding Star Search, Grand 01' Opry, and other bigtime
shows. In the last two years six revue members have
signed major recording contracts.
They will bring to Anna Maria song and dance
numbers featuring medleys from Broadway, Holly-
wood, rock and roll, country, blues and patriotic.
Their shows will be on the Island Players stage,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, at 7 p.m. July 28, 29
and 30, with a matinee at 1 p.m. July 30.
Tickets at $12 are at the theater box office or at
SunCoast Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or by phoning 813-289-4662.
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worth of Privateers scholarships. The award-winners, among Privateers and friends: Kimberly Privateers, July 4 take over Anna Maria Island
Kuizon of Holmes Beach, $3,000 Whitey Horton scholarship; Chase Parker of Anna Maria, $1,000 The Anna Maria Island Privateers boat/float led the way for their
Sandpiper scholarship; Nicki Mauriello and Steven Grantham, both of Bradenton, $1,000 Privateers annual July 4 parade and celebration. More than 80 entries made
scholarships; and Nikki Donato, Erica Hoggatt and Donna and Brian Stephenson,. all of Bradenton, this years parade one of the best ever. $10,000 in scholarships
$1,000 scholarships for continuing education. Islander Photo: Courtesy Michelle Delibert were awarded following the parade. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
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The surf was up and the heat was on, the air was thick 'T
with smoke from personalfreworks, the crowd was in B, u Bmd.W B r
huge, and then the fireworks spectacular at the Sandbar
restaurant in Anna Maria began to a backdrop of of ho
blaring patriotic music. Sandbar owner Ed Chiles was
pleased with the weather and the low red tide impact -
about two on a scale of 10, he said. The evening ranked
a high No. 10 for nearly everyone in attendance on July
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In the spirit
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The Dittmeiers cheerfully waved to the Privateers July 4 parade participants, Holmes Beach as they rode along the Privateers July 4 parade route. Islander
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Summer fishing: Some red tide, lots of reds, grouper
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's still pretty much hit-or-miss out there, with red
tide floating around and cropping up here and there.
However, the offshore action for grouper and snapper
remains good, and there are also some nice reports of
dolphin being caught.
Backwater action for trout and redfish is also still
strong, and there are lots of reports of catch-and-release
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been putting his charters onto lots of
small catch-and-release snook. Redfish have also been
on the small side, Capt. Thom said, but there were a
;, few keepers that were coming to the hook on both
artificial and live bait.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore fish-
ing has been excellent for amberjack to 30 pounds,
snapper to 5 pounds, both mangrove and lane snapper,
plus margates, porgies and triggerfish. Most of the best
offshore action is a bit farther out than usual, in about
150 feet of water in the Gulf. Backwater fishing is still
great forredfish, plus a few mackerel from the local
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said best bets
there were mackerel, pompano, redfish, mangrove
snapper and some big yellowtail jack and one huge
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said an-
glers there have been reeling in mackerel, jacks and
. Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
the holiday weekend was a good one for fishing, with
lots of catch-and-release snook coming from Terra
Ceia Bay, plus lots of sharks being caught off Miguel
Bay and mangrove snapper up to 4 pounds coming off
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said catch-and-
release snook fishing is good right now, but he's mostly
going after redfish and trout, getting mostly limit-
catches of reds on mdst trips ..
Big-time black grouper
Kimberly West, ofBradenton, caught this carburita
(black) grouper while fishing with Capt. Larry
McGuire on Show Me The Fish Charters.
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'At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, trout fishing is
good on the lower tides according to the reports and,
although shrimp are small, the bait still works for good
hookups. There are also reports of nice-size reds from
the Perico Island shorelines.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include mack-
erel as the hot ticket, with small white jigs working best
on incoming tides. There are also some errant sheepshead
being caught, plus small grouper and snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's finding a good
mixed-bag of fish for his clients: Mackerel, snapper,
flounder and redfish.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Char-
ters said "fishing offshore is good, but you may find that
you have to work at it a little harder because of the hot
weather. The overcast days are best for fishing. This past
week our clients caught gag grouper, red grouper, scamp,
kingfish to 35 pounds, lots of sharks to 5 feet, school dol-
phin, mangrove snapper, yellowtail snapper and trigger-
fish, all in about 100 feet of water using live bait, frozen
Spanish sardines, threat herring and squid."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's finding fishing to be "on the rebound,
with continuing action \\ ith catch-and-release snook
running up to 30 inches in length, trout of good aver-
age size, scattered'reds going to 28 inches and floun-
der. There were more flounder brought aboard on a -
couple of trips last week than I have seen in the past two
months. The flatties fell for whitebait, small pinfish and
shrimp. They were in fairly deep water, more than 5
feet, on sand bottom adjacent to hard bottom." Capt.
Zach added that he's getting into a lot of mangrove
snapper and near-legal-size gag grouper. "O er the
years I've noticed a definite improvement in the qual-
ity of fishing once things get back to normal after a red -
tide episode," he said. "Unfortunately, the timing of this
outbreak really spoiled the tarpon run this year. How-
ever, there will be some tarpon caught in the deeper bay
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be some big silver kings lurking around."
On my boat Magic, we found action to be tough,
with only three reds on one trip but we did land an 18-
inch-long flounder plus a few mangrove snapper and
some small sharks.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
email@example.com. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
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Summer fun, Florida history revealed in all its glory?
It's scallop season again.
Our neighbors to the north from the Pasco-
Hernando county line to west of Panama City in the
Panhandle are allowed to harvest scallops through
Sept..10. Limit is two gallons of scallops per day.
SThere are some weird rules for those Islanders
thinking of going .callop hunting. "It is illegal to pos-
sess bay scallops on Water outside open harvest areas,"
according to the Florida Fish ahd Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. "It is also illegal to land scallops
outside open harvest areas. For example, it is legal to
take scallops (rom waters off the Hernando County
coast, but it N\ oild be illegal to dock your boat in Pasco
County with the scallop catch onboard."
As the FWC folks add, "Bay scallops may be har-
vested onl,: b hand or with a landing or dip net. These
regulations are designed to protect and maintain the
fragile ba\ scallop population, and the public is encour-
aged to adhere to these regulations, especially the daily
bag limit, as multiple harvest trips in one day are not
good for the bay scallop population."
You need a saltwater fishing license to scallop
from a boat, no license if you walk the seagrass flats
Scallops were once thick in Anna Maria Sound and
Sarasota Bay. We'd don mask and snorkel, and flipper
our way across the seagrass meadows at a medium tide,
looking for those bright blue "eyes" that are a feature
ofthe little bivalves. It never seemed to take long to get
a bucket full.
Of course, as water quality declined and pollution
increased, the scallop harvests became history in our
area. Attempts to restock have been tried a few times
but with little success to date..
Maybe one year we'll again be able to collect din-
ner by paddling across the bay, if efforts to restore
water quality are successful.
Florida history brought to life
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and the only one of its kind in the tourney, said
Others available are gold for $1,000, silver:
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book about her fam il\ and the Sunshine State. "Dream
State: Eight Generations of Swamp La\\ years, Conquis-
tadors, Confederate Daughters. Banana Republicans,
and Other Florida Wildlife" is a none-too-fla tearing
look at the place where we live.
As Roberts puts it, "Florida's always been passed
around like a roofied-up girl at a fraternity party. From
the Spanish to the British to the Americans, Florida's
been used for whatever profit you could squeeze out of -
her. In the 1960s, what Carl Hiaasen calls 'Team Ro-
dent' acquired 43 square miles of Central Florida us-
ing spies and proxies who smiled like gators and never
whispered the blue-chip naiie of W:al Disne\. Didn't
want property prices to get sill'-. now. did the\ Ulsing
the same grinning all-American line of just-trust-us-
crap, the Mighty Mouse wanted Florida lawmakers to
accord it powers more appropriate to a'sovereign state
than an amusement park. High on the smell of millions
in profits from the millions of tourists Disney prom-
ised, the state rolled over on its back, smiled, and said,
Anything you want, baby."
Most people'who visit Tallahassee will.notice the
Prince Murat motel, a dingy place near the Capitol that
has survived the noveau trend in the city for decades.
Most people don't know that there really was a Prince-
Murat. As Roberts describes him, "Florida was getting
a reputation as a place for people who needed a new
start, people like Achille Murat. The prince, who liked
to be called 'Colonel,' went around with a large, filthy
St. Bernard dog that smelled like a tobacco barn. He
loved his chaw, but since-Princess Murat and her
snooty Virginian mother hated the stuff, he wasn't al-
lowed to have a spittoon in the house. He used the
Reminds me of the motel.
Journalists who covered Florida politics in the late
1960s found a font of irascible copy in Gov. Claude
Kirk, the first Republican elected to the office since Re-
construction. The guy made Lawton Chiles' "he-coon"
comments sound lame. Hey; Kirk brought as his date
to his inauguration a blonde he introduced only as
But to Kirk's credit, he loved mullet.
"Mullet is translated literally, if inelegantly, is
'suckerhead,'" according to Roberts. "Unlike your
pompano, your snapper, your swordfish, your marlin,
mullet is not a Florida glamour fish, not a fish sports-
men pay big bucks' to snag. Poor people eat mullet.
There's this story that one time some guys were ar-
rested for catching fish out of season. It was an open-
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and-shut case. But their lawyer got a biologist to tes-
tify in court that since mullet have gizzards (they live
on.hard-shelled algae and need to grind off the top layer
to get at the nice gooey stuff inside), mullet are, ipso
"When Kirk was governor, mullet was an
'underutilized resource,' maybe a way to make fast
money. Just process it, can it, and call it lisa. Why
should tuna get all the attention? They told us at school
that not only was the governor coming to visit us, he
was having lunch with us. Not only was he having.
lunch with us. the school would be serving a special
treat: Lisa Pizza.
"'Lisa' is the Spanish name for mullet. It's more
euphonious than mullet. In the school cafeteria, the
lunch ladies smiled at us like the prison guards in Cool
Hand Luke as they gave us extra-large helpings. It was
our usual Wednesday pizza Wonder bread slathered
with tomato paste, covered in grated Velveeta, and
grilled only topped with mullet.
"The governor sat up at the teacher's: table, moon-
faced and sport-coated. He cut up his pizza with a knife
and fork and never stopped smiling, The kids took
about one bite. The word 'barf' went whispered around
the grade school tables. Lisa pizza smelled like an old
metal garbage can. It has a slight butane aftertaste. We
noticed that the governor ate all of his."
Thanks to Laurie Adams for recommending
"Dream State," a book that probably should be required
reading for anyone who lives in this wacky place we
This factoid seems especially poignant as we re-
cover from the hordes of visitors who descended on the
Island for the Fourth of July.
Florida's first flag, unveiled when the state became
a state in 1845, had-five horizontal stripes: blue, orange,
red, white and green. On the orange stripe was the ap-
parent state motto: Let Us Alone.
In something of a typical Florida political "oopsie,"
though, there is a question as to whether or not the flag
was legal. According to the Florida Handbook, by
Yes, the flag was unveiled at the inauguration of
Florida's first governor, William D. Moseley.
Yes, the Florida House of Representatives adopted
a joint resolution approving the flag as "the colors of
the State of Florida."
And although the Florida Senate initially objected
to the motto, it eventually adopted a simple resolution
approving the flag and the language.
Both House and Senate have to adopt the same lan-
guage in the same fashion for anything to become a
law. A joint resolution by one and a simple resolution
by another doesn't make the action legally a law.
As Morris put it, "it would seem that this flag was
never officially adopted."
Remind anyoile of the 2000 presidential election?
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T'HE G ATEST
Jl by Rick Catlin
From Nebraska farm to
Like all veterans of World War II, Holmes Beach
resident Dr. Oscar Walker remembers exactly where he
was on Dec. 7, 1941, when he learned the Japanese had
bombed Pearl Harbor.
He and some buddies had just come back from the
movies in his hometown of Orleans, Neb., and were
actually talking about joining the Army as a war
seemed to be coming.
"Then we heard the news on the radio that the Japa-
nese had attacked Pearl Harbor. We just looked at each
other and said, 'Guess we're all going to be in the Army
Oscar tried to join the U.S. Army Air Corps that
spring, but was turned down because of a heart mur-
When he was drafted in August 1942, he figured he
was going to be rejected, but the doctors found noth-
ing wrong with him.
"MI3 guess is that the Air Corps didn't need guys
then, so they rejected me," said Oscar with a laugh.
As a Nebraska farm boy, Oscar assumed he was a
certain candidate for the infantry. Surprisingly, the
Army assigned him to a communications company.
Somehow, the company first sergeant found out
Oscar could type, a rarity for G.I.'s in the early part of
"He started putting me in the orderly room two or
three days a week to type orders and stuff," said Oscar.
"It beat regular duty, that's for sure."
A new communications company was being
formed, and one day in January 1942, the first sergeant
of the ne\% outfit told Oscar's commanding officer that
he needed a.message:communications chief. Oscar's
desk was right across from his CO's.
"He took one look at me and said, 'take him.'"
The sergeant told Oscar to get some stripes for his
uniform because a chief needed to be a sergeant. Os-
car thought it was a joke until he saw the actual orders.
"So, I made sergeant within six months of going
into the service, and already I was in charge of 75 men.
That was OK with me."
Indeed, the new unit would train in Mississippi for
nearly a year before heading to England in February
1944 and joining Gen. George Patton's famed 3rd
Army as the 301st Signal Operations Battalion. The
battalion landed on Utah Beach on D+5, and was as-
signed directly to 3rd Army headquarters. Oscar saw
the legendary general on a daily basis.
"Patton was a character. He could curse with the
best of them. I remember one speech with nurses.
present that had some pretty bad words and Ike (Gen.
Dwight Eisenhower) had to reprimand him. But he still
The 301st was given the task of encoding and de-
coding all messages to Patton and his commanders, in
addition to seeing that Patton's messages got through
to 3rd Army units. "We worked riht there at HQ with.
Patton and his staff, so he knew who we were."
One.day, just before the breakout at St. Lo. Oscar
had just returned from lunch when a staff member told
him Patton wanted Oscar to call him.
"I said, 'Sure. and I guess I'm supposed to call Ike
too.' I thought it was just a practical joke until they
convinced me that Patton wanted me personally."
Not sure of\ hetrhei he'd get a citation or a rear-end
chewing from Patton, Oscar called the general.
"Oh, Walker," said Patton when he came on the
line. "I need you to send me a messenger. I've got some
mail going to England."
That was it, said Oscar, who can now laugh about
the incident. "But I never figured out why he asked for
me personally. He could have just called and told any-
body to send a messenger. Maybe he wanted to follow
the chain of command. But at least I can always say I
talked to Patton personally."
Following the St. Lo breakout, the 3rd Army began
a -dash across Europe that would rival a Lance
Armstrong bicycle race.
"We were moving 20 to 30 miles a day at times.
We'd have HQ in one place for a day or two, then I'd
be told to go scout ahead for a new location. We were
always on the move."
The HQ was generally just a few miles from the
front lines and close enough for the Germans to occa-
sionally drop a few artillery shells nearby or strafe the
area with fighter planes.
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Oscar Walker of Holmes B~icJa hI'ithl
and Mabel Walkrl jist after he went
Army in 1942.
Legendary Gen. George Patton conuntaund lhe' 3rd
U.S. Army. Oscar Walker's unit .1as stinr,,nd at
Patton's headquarters throughout the European
campaign. Here, Patton reviews a victory parade in his
honor after he returned to Europe from the United
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"But we really weren't in combat," said Oscar.
"The guys who were on the frontlines had it rough. Our
job was pretty easy compared to them."
The race across Europe was on until the gas ran out
in early September 1944. The 3rd Army was just a few
miles from the German border when Eisenhower or-
dered all fuel and supplies diverted to British General
Montgomery for his ill-fated Market-Garden offensive.
Patton tried to continue his offensive that fall, but
the weather turned foul and the 3rd Army was basically
in a static position until the Battle of the Bulge in mid-
"We didn't know what had happened, but we were
ordered to move out as fast as possible and head north
to Bastogne. We heard something about the airborne
being surrounded and we had to relieve them."
Oscar remembers that as part of 3rd Army HQ,
they rode at the front of the convoy with Patton. One
afternoon during the march to Bastogne, German
fighter planes strafed the convoy. "Everyone ducked
for cover except Patton, who stood there shaking his
fist and cursing."
After the Battle of the Bulge ended, the 3rd Army
crossed the Rhine River. By March 1944, Oscar and his
buddies began to think they might make it through the
"You could look on a map and see how close we
and the Russians were getting. The Germans were sur-
rendering and we knew it was only a matter of time."
The Germans finally gave up on May 7, 1944.
Oscar doesn't remember much about the celebration
because he fell down and broke his ankle that morning.
He does remember when he and other HQ staff
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Veterinarian Dr. Oscar Walker has lived in Holmes
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went to the Buchenwald extermination camp one day
after it was liberated by the 3rd Army.
"It was unbelievable. I'll never forget the sight of
those people. It's just unbelievable what men did to
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Of course, the townspeople claimed they knew
nothing about what went on at Buchenwald, although
the main gate stood just a mile from the town. "So,
Patton marched all the Germans up to the camp to look
at the dead bodies stacked up and see the gas cham-
But Oscar also remembers better times in
sightseeing around Germany and Austria after the war
Eventually, he was sent back to the United States
and discharged on Dec. 31, 1945. He returned to his
father's farm for a year, but after the excitement of
Europe, farming was no longer in his blood. Following
a stint with the railroad, he went to Iowa State Univer-
sity and graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Following his retirement from private practice, he
visited his daughter Nancy Ambrose and her husband
David in Holmes Beach in 1998 and moved here-in
"In 1942, I was prepared for the infantry, but just
got lucky," he said. "It was a different time back then.
The feeling was different. The country was 100 percent
together and we knew we'd have to wipe out the Ger-
mans and the Japanese to win. It was the greatest time
for this country. I'm real proud of my service, but I
didn't do anything special. Still, I didn't do too bad for
a Nebraska farm boy who had never been anywhere."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any al-
lied country (U.S.; Canada, Britain, Holland, Norway,
France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
pines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear
from.you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.
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Remodeled and very beautiful, all furniture and
furnishings to stay, view of the Gulf from patio and the
master bedroom. Tiffany Place condo offers great year
round living or a great year round rental. $810,000.
R: Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA ,,
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IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE
3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home just 2 blocks from
the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. Very well
maintained, large bedrooms, master suite with
dual showers, oversized 2-car garage with work-
shop area in back bonus recreation area
downstairs, and lots of storage. Large side yard
with plenty of room for a pool! $875,000.
GULFVIEW ARCHITECT'S DREAM HOME
Executive Anna Maria home with views of the Gulf of
Mexico. Experience paradise in luxury one house off the
beach'on a quiet, desirable location. This home offers 3BR/
2BA, hardwood flooring, quality doors, windows and
fixtures, custom cabinetry, Corian breakfast bar, custom
lighting, dumbwaiter and plenty of storage. Tastefully fur-
nished with a touch of island flavor. Offered at $1,495,000.
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RENOVATED BEACH HOUSE
300 feet from the beach! Completely renovated home
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CRACKER COTTAGE zoned commercial and only
200' to the beach. Cute as the devil. 2BR/1BA, hard-
wood floors, built in 1930. Even has an attic workshop
and a big backyard. $550,000.
GREAT LOCATION, just five minutes to the beach.
Quiet, 55-plus subdivision. Turnkey furnished, nice
corner lot. "Triple-wide" 2BR/2BA with spacious
enclosed lanai and spectacular fragrant jasmine over
carport. Perfect winter retreat. $120,000.
BAYFRONT Large 2BR/2BA, new dock and
sailboat water. Also has guest cottage/mother-in-law
apartment. Zoned duplex. $1,350,000.
rnUEr. wU rfvllLI wonaertul noor plan. tAlmusL
3,000 sf. 2BR/2BA each floor. Views of Gulf, and
bay. Large verandas for sipping mint juleps. Enjoy as
is or convert to large single family in a great neighbor-
GREAT SETTING with private pond on extra lot.
Remodeled 3BR two blocks to beach. The perfect
get-a-way at $595,000.
CUTE AS A BUTTON Remodeled 2BR/2BA. Short
walk to beach. Tile floors throughout, large' living
room and heated pool. $685,000.
KEY ROYAL CANAL Remodeled 3BR/2BA, tile
throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, all new
appliances, new kitchen and bathrooms. Canal end
with great view to Bimini Bay. Very large lot with
room for pool or expansion. $895,000.
GULF SANDS CONDOMINIUM Two units avail-
able! 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront units, heated pool,
.open porches to enjoy sunsets and a great location!
Turnkey furnished. $889,000 each.
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two blocks from the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. Very well main-
tained, large bedrooms, master suite with dual showers plus
oversized two-car garage with workshop area in back. Bonus
recreation area downstairs and lots of storage! Large.side yard
with plenty of room for a pool! $875,000.
GULF VIEW TOWNHOME Fabulous Gulf views from this well-
maintained 2BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished townhome. Large
balconies overlook the Gulf from both floors. Weekly rentals are
allowed and the property has storage, hurricane shutters and
covered parking. A great value at $599,000.
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from the beach on a quiet street. Each side has 2BR with
screened-in lanai. New landscaping and a fresh look! Great
investment or seasonal'home with rental unit. $589,000.
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Two duplex's on separate lots in central
Holmes Beach, just two blocks to the
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pool and have a great rental complex or
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in a great residential neighborhood.
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9906 Gulf Drive Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
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2BR/1.5BA courtyard-patio town house. Central
Holmes Beach, very close to shopping, restaurants and
beach. Open plan, breakfast bar, front and rear
porches, balcony, renovated. Excellent rental. No
condo fees. $469,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
1BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Turnkey
furnished in intimate, private complex with gorgeous
view of Gulf. Very nicely furnished, Sautillo tile, beau-
tiful walking beach, heated pool, excellent rental.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnkey condo. Nicely furnished in great
Westside location. Close to Anna Maria Island
beaches. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse with fitness
room, carport. Short drive to shopping and restau-
GULFFRONT WATERS EDGE
2BR/2BA Gulffront condo. Fabulous view of Gulf
and gorgeous walking beach. Turnkey furnished,
updated, ceramic tile. Excellent mid-island location.
Pool, secured lobby, under-building parking. One of
the Island's finest locations. Call to see. $1,100,000.
2BR/2BA Elegant condo in superb Gulffront com-
plex. Beautifully turnkey furnished, totally renovated.
This is an outstanding unit in one of the Island's fin-
est condominiums. Jacuzzis, tennis, secured heated
pool, under-building parking. Gorgeous walking
TERRA CEIA WATERFRONT
2-3BR/3BA Waterfront home on Terra Ceia Bay.
Updated, open floor plan, new kitchen and master
bath, ceramic tile, caged in-ground pool, metal roof,
boat dock. Gorgeous view. $739,900.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
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By Rick Catlin
Denise is back
Falling in love with Anna Maria Is-
land was easy for massage therapist
Denise Lehocki, who has lived in the
area for 25 years and has 14 years expe-
rience in massage therapy.
After working at West Coast Mas-
sage in Anna Maria, Denise was deter-
mined to start her own massage center,
and when West Coast closed several
months ago, she did just that.
Denise recently 'opened Body &
Mind Massage at the same location as
West Coast at 9908 Gulf Drive in Anna
'\lir.sa't: tihr/L pi is D n-ise Lt'hoc.i is
all smiles as ihe recently opened lhe
Body & Mind Massage at 9908 Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria, site of the
former West Coast Massage. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Dr. Colleen Healy, right, and husband/business partner Todd, celebrate the
fourth anniversary of their Longboat Cardiology Clinic. Longlgoat Cardiology is
at 5650 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, and can be reached at 383-7300.
Islander Photo: N.ancy Ambrose
Maria, where the old post office was
"I love it here. I wanted to stay, es-
pecially since I'm now an Island resi-
dent. So, I was realll happy that I could
open Body & Mind Massage on the Is-
land," she said.
Indeed, she's already heard from
several former clients % ho have,wel-
conied her back to.:the Island.
"Once I got to the Iland, I never
wanted to leave. It's so peaceful and re-
laxing, and there's such a great energy
here. Tliat' exactly\ what we are at Body
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday and Satur-
days by appointment. For more informa-
tion, call Denise at 914-4265.
Ocean-Aire Conditioning at 401
Eighth St. S. in Bradenton was recently\
named one of the top retail credit deal-
ers in the country by Wells-Fargo Finan-
cial Retail Credit.
The Wells-Fargo program allows
consumers the opportunity for financing
on residential air conditioning and re-
For more information on Ocean-
Aire, call 746-4191.
Real estate sales
101-109 N. Bay Blvd.. Anna Maria a
277x1 17 vacant commercial lot was sold 06,
13/05, AMI Holding Inc. to LBK Realty LLC
for $3.200,000. :
104 Park A\e.. Anna Mara. a 3.762 sfla
/ 4,674 slur 5bed'4bath/2car Gullront pool
home built in 1959 on a 112x145 lot was
sold 06/16/05, Chapman to Real Estate
Parking Co. for $2,200,000; list $2,175,000.
727 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a
1,564 sfla / 3,019 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulffront
home built in 1976 on a 32,147sq/ft lot was
sold 06/13/05, Thomas to Gulf Coast Park-
ing Co. for $1,700,000.
2516 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a
1,380 sfla / 2,222 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car
bayfront home built in 1980 on a 70x100 lot
was sold 06/17/05, Ellis to McDonald for
$1,100,000; list $1,390,000.
623 Concord Lane, Holmes Beach,
1,718 sfla / 2,680 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car
canalfront pool home built in 1967 on a
100x115 lot was sold 06/15/05, Newhart to
Hynds for $780,000.
2203 Avenue C, Unit B, 2203 Ave C,
Bradenton Beach, a 2,148 sfla / 3,251 sfur
3bed/3bath condo built in 2004 was sold 06/
-13/05, Woods to Dimarco for $675,000.
6200 Flotilla Dr., Unit 304, Westbay
Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach a 985.sfla
/ 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979
was sold 06/13/05, Allen to Varga for
$510,000; list $519,000.
408 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant
66x110 commercial lot was sold 06/15/05,
Gryboski to Agnelli for $480,000.
501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 103, Bridgeport,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,000 sfla / 1,075-sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 06/
15/05, Mitchell to Overmeyer for $463,000;
202 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,187 sfla
/ 1,968 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in
1968 on a 56x102 lot was sold 06/13/05,
Benike to Gerbis for $450.000; lst $489,000.
3100 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, The Terrace,
Holmes Beach an. 884 sfla /1,080 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 06/16/05,
Nystedt to Leggat for $450,000; list $459,000.
301 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach, a
vacant 60x100 residential lot was sold 06/
14/05, McLaughlin to Bond for $375,000.
214 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant
52x145 residential lot was sold 06'17/05,
Sandmcor LLC to Wellum for $365,000; list
431 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 688 sfla
/ 703 sfur bed'1 bath villa built in 1966 on a
27x97 lot was sold 06/16/05, Brownewell to
Searle for $305,000; list $315,000..
Jesse Brisson. broker associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty ol Holmes Beach. can be reached at
(94 1.) 713-4755 direct, or at Gulf-Bay (94 11
778-7244. Current Island real estate trans-
actions may also be irened online at
i irlw. islander. org. Copyright 2005.
i;. 3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
(941) 778-4364 Fax
Kathy Caserta 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
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of knotty tongue-in-groove pine, loft area with adjoining mother-in-law
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Waterfront homes and condo's from the
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Young boarder continues to excel on Xtreme sports scene
By Kevin Cassidy
Local skateboarding and surf aficionados may re-
member an Islander sports story last year on then 5-
year-old Lukias Cook, who was excelling in skate-
boarding, wakeboarding and surfing. Lukias is now
living in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., where he continues
to work on his skateboarding skills in the summer be-
fore switching to snowboarding in the winter.
Lukias, now 6 and attending kindergarten at Sierra
House Elementary, has won four skateboarding con-
tests in the 10-and-under and 12-and-under age divi-
sions. He competes in higher age brackets mostly be-
cause there's no division for his younger age. He re-
cently filmed a television commercial for Underdog
skate shop and currently is sponsored by Z-flex, Under-
dog, Duffs and Surfing World.
Lukias thoroughly enjoys the California skate and
snowboarding scene, but he does miss his friends in
Florida. Friends can email Lukias at
Lukias@sbcglobal.net, or visit him on the Web at
www.lukiascook.freeservers.com or www.lukias.com.
Skimboard contest replay
The West Coast Surf Shop-BeachHouse Restau-
rant skimnboarding contests accepting applications for
this extremely popular event, which will take place
Aug. 27 at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton
Cost for the contest is $30 for an amateur and $60
for professional boarders. Competitive age categories
range from the Minis (8 and under) up to the Master:
(25 and up) in male/female divisions.
Registration forms may be obtained at West Coast
Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Com-
pleted forms and the entry fee should be.mailed or de-
livered to the surf shop.
Get on board for the most exciting event of the
summer! For more information, call West Coast Surf
Shop at 778-1001.
Key, Royale golf news
Cindi Mansour shot a one-under par 31 to best Jane
Winegarden (33) by two shots in.women's golf action
Tuesday, June 28, at Key Royale Golf Club. Lois Biel,
Joyce Reith and Teddy Morgan each shot 34, three
Lutkias Cook shows good tfon 11,s e go s o l' iu lip on a ianip n Ikle snowii barin, in Sioith Lake Tahoe,
Calif. llamh r PIho/ito: Courits \' Jeff Cook
shots back of N lMnsour, to tie for third place.
Weekly horseshoe winners
The husband and wife team of Debbie and Tom
Rhodes of Cortez captured the Jul\ 2 horseshoe games
at Anna Maria City Hall Park. Bradenton's Ron Pepka
and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria were runaway winners
of the June 29 horseshoe competition.
Games get under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday morning, and are free and open to the
public. Teams are drawn at random prior to the games.
The park is located behind Anna Maria City Hall, at the
corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.
Join Her-icane golf challenge
The Manatee High School Her-icanes girls' soccer
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This enchanting home looks
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Just steps to the beach.
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Call Green Real Estate today!
NORTH LONGBOAT KEY
Rarely available condo
Two bedroom, two bath
West of Gulf of Mexico Drive
and just a short stroll to
beautiful Gulf beach!
941 778-0455 www.greenreal.com
9906 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
Ken Jackson, 778-6986
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Marilyn Klemish, 778-7627
team is hosting a fundraising golf tournament at the
Bradenton Country Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
For $100, you can test your golf skills at Bradenton's
most challenging layout in a.four-person scramble and
help out the soccer program.
Players who-register before the Aug. 1 deadline
will receive a goody bag, cart and greens fees, a post-
tourney banquet and guaranteed fun throughout the
day. Also on tap are a straightest-drive contest, two
closest-to-the-pin contests, a putting contest and raffles
for tons of prizes. The field is limited to the first 100
golfers, so don't delay.
The Her-icanes are also looking for sponsors for
the tournament. For $800, your business can purchase
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
^Licensed Real Estate Broke
* Dedicated o1 service
* E.:xpertise in renovadlon
arnd j eha.bbilit.l,:on
* Island, waterfront and
area lifestyle specialist.
Contact Amy at
(941)779-1811 for all of
your REAL ESTATE n6eds!
The JEWEL of Gulf Cbast Real Estate
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SARASOTA BAYVIEW! SUPER LOCATION
*. ., rupsi or single family home *
I..: t.-J:d on Sarasota Bay with *
,rj.,:,'rc:.us open water views of
-r,.-,iT lovese, Intracoastal and *
S J-,i .'a Home consists of 4BR/ *
-I I newer kitchen and mas-
.t .1, -,.j h with jacuzzi tub -and *
S .-... "~ t,-..' ~:. rat docks with vacant lot *
RP fB ^ m o;n IZo ,..i Offered at $959,900. *
KEY ROYALE HOME *
Beautiful Key Royale home
With family room, formal din-
ing room and eat-in kitchen. *
Located on the end of canal ---'--
and across the street from Bay. i *
New tile flooring and kitchen
completely remodeled with
Sherry wood cabinets, corian counter tops all corian in bath. *
SHeated pool overlooking canal with two-car garage. Fantastic *
bay view if second addition was added. $1,200,000. *
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
Super opportunity to own Island business! *
Offered at: $199,500 & Inventory. *
Deborah Thrasher *
RE/MAX Excellence '" '
(941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com -
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the Hat Trick package, which consists of a foursome
for golf and the banquet, a tee or green sign on the
course and a banner to be display\ ed at all M linatee Her-
icane home soccer games. A golden goal Nponsor-lsip
includes a foursome aind a tee or green sign on the
course for $500, or you can simply purchase a tee or-
green ,i.n for the iournamenit t. r $175.
To sign up your foursomle. list your four pl.i\ei.
and their phone numbers with a check written out to
Manatee Girls Soccer Booster and mail it to me at 3610
York Drive.,Bradenton FL 34205. For more informa-
tion, call me, Her-icane Coach Cassidy, at 807-1105.
Session 2 basketball camp
The Anna lIaria Island Community Center's sum-
mer basketball camp is now accepting application for
Session 2. Players age 9-13 are encouraged to sign up
for a low cost of $35 for members and $50 for non-
members. Players will receive a camp jersey and tro-0
phies will be awarded for various categories of round-
ball shooting, defense, sportsmanship and most im-
Session 2 runs noon-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, July
18-29, except for the first day, which starts at 11 a.m.
Registration deadline is July 8. For more information,
contact the Center's Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Sensei Kevia BerQquist dem,,iiostrates the focus and skill it takes to break through seven cement blocks without
injury. Bergquist and his "Little Dragons" class of 4- to 8-year-olds took part in the summer children's
program series by exhibiting some of the basic karate moi,'vcetms., forms and wcalpons at the Island Branch
Library. Bergquist,.who teaches karat at two Island loc iatio'n. emphasized to the audience of children that
these tchCniillSuc t fa i-r self-defense only, and .to,,ld onlv bel practiced with a karate instructor. He told the
group karattc is mincnt to keep yiou safe. not to startfights. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
A is for Adam
Adam Woods displa \ his
finished alphabet hlu.rr.
Students in Melanie
class at Anna Maria
brought in items to repre-
sent each.letter of the
ulphilabt. Adam's favorite
items on his chart are the
ninja turtle figurine and a
picture of a human skull
because it /li hii\ firil
name printed at the
bottom. Islander Photos:
A is:for Alex
Alex Siegal di'pl/ i/n tiniilt d a//lli;/h L I i li-A. He nd,:l,.' i' '1 (lj1 ill .'i( .'l /I, iii hI
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HEATHER HILLS Affordable, spacious, open, bright and well
maintained 2BR/2BA home wilr large kitchen and breakfast
bar. Newer appliances, air-conditioner and hot water heater.
offered at $82,900. For more information...
Call Piroska Planck 941-730-9667
or Laura McGeary 941-704-3708
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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.
Christine T. Shaw,
John van Zandt,
Call Chris and John
0 a ori .rca iA MAMA ISi ANtl leC.
6101.Marina Drive Holmes Beach
LOWEST PRICE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
2BR/2BA elevated Key West style, convenient to activities at
community center. Sharon Annis 778-3730 or 705-5915
TOTALLY RENOVATED WITH FABULOUS POOL
3BR,2BA groundlevel, completely renovated inside-
must see! Large pool with enclosed patio. Barbara Eilert
962-1298 or 792-0902
2:&,onpny, ,J 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Sales/Rentals (941) 778-3377
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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.
Dollar clearance racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. (941) 779-2733.
JULY SALE at NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques, Weekly
specials: high fashion jewelry sets, 80 percent off;
bone and shell jewelry, 70 percent off; all sterling
jewelry, 50 percent off; select gifts, antiques,
vintage jewelry, art, furniture, cups and saucers,
Sbone china thimbles, 30 to 70 percent off. Open
seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST & FOUND
LOST: RED CANVAS portfolio
photography. Lost approximately
Reward! (941) 778-3330.
LOST: DIAMOND BRACELET. Sentimental family
value. If found, please, call (941) 778-0436. Reward!
REWARD FOR, information in the Waterfront
Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa,
LOOKING FOR A GOOD
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DEAL? You can read
at noon Tuesday at
NORTH END-Location, Location, Location! Great beach
house at north end of Anna Maria. Steps to white sandy
beaches of Bean Point. Two wood-burning fireplaces, one
in living/family area, one in master suite that has Gulf views
from screened porch. New first floor roof in 2000. Price re-
duced. Seller will look at offers. $400 credit to buyer at clos-
ing for replacement refrigerator. Asking price $665,000.
Please call Susan Hatch/Realtor, (941) 778-7616, evenings.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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 But-
terfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick
up form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for
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. Confi-
dentiality 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
provided. Julie, (941) 720-1411.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
29Years of Professional Service
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
ISLAND HIDEAWAYS AT YESTERDAY'S PRICES Three 1 BR/1 BA units at
$250,000 each. One 2BR/1BA at $275,000.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH Spectacular gulf and beach views from 4'hfloor 1/1 condo
with ceramic floors and expanded living area. Turnkey. $629,000.
MANSION IN THE SKY Bayfront 5BR/5.5BA penthouse,
5000+ sf with-guest quarters. $6,900,000.
KEY ROYALE LOT 90x105. $795,000. Exclusive.
4 UNITS ANNA MA
RIA Some with bay view. One 2BR, three 1BR,
room for pool. Great investment. $849,000. OWNER FINANCING.
TOWNHOUSE VILLA 3BR/3BA with two screened balconies and open balconies on
greenbelt adjacent to bay. Spotless, tastefully decorated. Pool/gazebo. $470,000.
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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.
STEAL PEARSON-26 1973 sail cruiser. Excellent
hull, clean deck and cabin. 9.9 Mercury. Honest
seller must move far west. $2,900. (941) 713-4946.
27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs
great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning,
water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo
and much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941)
2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider,-like new! 18 foot,
6 inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of
fun! Call -(941) 778-6234, or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. $12,900 or best offer.
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.
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.
ALL POSITIONS: Caf6 on the Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
BANKORjc 1 80 7884
Want personalized service
while you buy or sell
property this summer? Let
Carol help make your
dream come true.
6016 MNanatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com
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Come to the Beach!
single family in
Current two 1BR/
1 BA rental units
steps from the
beach! Duplex lot
can be rebuilt.
Check out "Stone's Throw" and "Shooting Star"
at www.annamariaparadise.corn. $749,000.
Call Sue Carlson for more
information on these great listings!
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HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak
English, have own transportation, weekends a
must. (941) 778-1010, ext. 0.
BOAT RENTAL AGENT: Boating skills and light
maintenance required. Must be available
weekends. Call (941) 795-3014.
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,
reshelving, 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.
NEED A BREAK? Red Cross certified sitter.
Previously head of church-nursery. Call Elyse,
Cindy M. Jones
S.. GRI, CRS, Sale Associate
Real Estate, Inc.
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
Survivor of the Storm
Charming beach house constructed on low pilings
purposely to weather the storms...which it has for
over 50 years! An attractive open-plan includes
beamed ceilings, fireplace and slate entry. Both
bedrooms and living area have magnificent views.
Later renovations provide sunny kitchen and
breakfast nook plus lovely deck allows direct Gulf
access. Great rental now and a few cosmetic items
will increase rental and rates even more. Owner
motivated. Reduced $1,425,000.
"We ARE the Island!e"
Marie Franklin, Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
BABY-SITTER/PET-SITTER: Responsible, Red
Cross certified, 14 and 19 years old. Experienced
with kids and pets. Island references. Hilary or
Natalie, (941) 778-5181.
C&P: KIDS 4 Hire. Bathe, walk, sit your pet; weed,
water, sweep your garden; provide light housework.
$5/hour. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. (941)
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Call Gemma,
responsible, experienced 15-year-old. Red Cross
and first-aid certified. (941) 447-9657.
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 appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476. .
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer
service and private lessons. Special $40/hour.
Free advice. (941) 545-7508.
ISLAND .PRESSURE CLEANING for great
results, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough,
reasonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed,
insured. (941) 778-0944.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our
secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
Claudia Hoffmann ,
If you have friends in Europe who'
are interested in property on the
island or in town, contact Claudia.
She will help them in English or German to under-
stand the process of owning a home in Florida. You
can reach Claudia at
3403 El Conquistador Parkway in Bradenton
941-751-0670 or 941-448-4756
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and
training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941)'
TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repair/
replacement. Plus, get your hurricane panels now!
Cut, primed and installed with easy-mount
fasteners. $85/sheet, first story. (941) 730-1399.
E-mail metrohs @ msn.com.
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
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Move in/out, vacation
rentals, commercial, new construction. Reasonable
rates. For free estimate, call Sylvia.or Pedro. (941)
SCOTT'S HELPING HANDS: Odd jobs, honey-do
list, clean up, packing and moving, light hauling,
hang pictures. How may I help you? Scott, (941)
PERSONAL CHEF has two openings. Let us shop
and cook for you. Call (941) 527-6863 for a
consultation. Please, ask for Frank.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality
portraits, weddings, beach photography, babies,
even pets! Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
SH!i B h(941) 779-2113
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AS FEATURED ON BRITISH TELEVISION.
Welcome to a one-of-a-kitd bayfront paradise! Imaginative
and delightfully playful custom home located on the south
end of Anna Maria Island just one block from the Gulf. This
stunning residence features artisan details throughout, and
the creative use of natural materials, light and color blend
together to create an authentic work of art. Highlights
include a boat dock, new seawall, Indonesian courtyard with
spectacular water wall and open pool with waterfall, private
and separate guest quarters, hand-tooled teak kitchen
cabinets, Australian granite, hand-painted tiles, hand-plastered
walls, hand-carved Indian doors, circular stairways and
balconies, and 360-degree water views from the office hide-
away. Sarasota MLS #271645, Manatee MLS #505567
Offered at $2,590,000
Virtual Tours & Photos
ONLY ONE UNIT LEFT!
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Brand new Key We'V t ishlnd
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Check our references: -
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
S -. Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
SFully Licensed and Insured Island References
,kWAGNER REALTY "
LL17 CULF DRIVE NO TH l* IBRADENTON BEACH, fI 14217 .
HADOLD SMALL REALTOR. "-'
Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628
BAY WEST L LAUNDRY
On vacation or just hate doing laundry? Why bother?
BAY WEST WILL PICK-UP, LAUNDER AND DELIVER.
Full Service Wash/Dry/Fold/Iron PU/Delivery Self Service
Cool & Clean 627 59th St. W. Bradenton 720-3622
FIVE STAR AUTO BODY
Dodge Volkswagen Hyundai General Motors
European Asian Specialist
(941) 751-0122 or 756-5152
4901 15th Street East Bradenton L,',- j
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5* SATURDAY 8 to 12
F 1r Scott's Helping Hands
I Call me for all your odd jobs and errands
Home Clean Up Yard Work Shopping Light Hauling
Petsitting Honey-Do's Window Cleaning & More
References Available email@example.com 538-0664
We service all makes/Flat rate pricing
Free replacement estimates
Indoor air quality-UV, Hepa, Duct sanitizing
I massage in the peace, quiet
and convenience of )our horne! ,
More than 10 )ears on
L-, Anna Maria Island.
9 Call Nadia
.Anyone can take
creates a portrait.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior .
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
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.
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,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call (941)
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn and
landscape maintenance. Great rates. Excellent
Island references. Also planting and landscapes.
Call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
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)
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard.
Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell
phone" (941) 720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch,
clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941)
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation: Tropical landscape specialist.
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.
Island 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.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
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TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, (941) 726-3077.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCardNisa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION ex-
pert. 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
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,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: '- Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years
experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.
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.
Cr,, ,L V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free
in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA-Holmes Beach,
$665/month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/
month; new 2BR/2BA riverfront condo, $1,300/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941)
778-2307 for details.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
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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. Man-
aged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical
yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island.
$1,600/weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/
1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1 BA,
$700/week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week;
Northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/.
week; Gulffront cottage,. 2BR, $1,000/week;
Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week.
Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty, (941)
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. -Pools,-
Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available
weekly, -monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or
e-mail captko462 @ aol.com.
MARINERS COVE: Ann'ual unfurnished 3BR/
2.5BA bayfront unit with fabulous views arid 2,158
sf of living area. Gated community with heated
pool, tennis, elevator and protected deep-water
b6at dock. Call Dave Moynihan,:Realtor/owner,
(941) 778-2246 or 720-0089.
SVACATION RENTALS in the Village of Cortez.
Adorable 2BR updated apartments in a very quiet
setting. Walk and bicycle the 75 acres of pres-
.ervation trails around the village. Stroll to great lo-
cal fish, restaurants and still only one mile to the
beach! Well behaved pets allowed. Call Carol,
Green Real Estate, for more information, (941)
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, 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,
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.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
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 778-1589.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA home with
large boat dock on canal. Walk to beach. (941)
BRADENTON BEACH duplex on Intracoastal
water. Dock davits, laundry, modern with all
appliances. First, last, security. Annual $1,100/
month. (727) 784-3679.
WANTED: WINTER seasonal rental. Prefer pool,
dock and garage. (715) 747-3111.
PALMA SOLA BAY: Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, boat dock. $500/week, or call for
monthly rate. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
1 BR/1 BA DOWNTOWN Sarasota, theater district.
Palm Avenue, Francis Carleton. Annual. $1,300/
month including water, cable, washer/dryer. (941)
WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide
variety of condos and houses starting at $1,500/
month. Annual rental, Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA
condo, pool, tennis, small pet OK, $975/month;
Ironwood, 2BR/2BA condo on golf course, $1,000/
month; Sandy Pointe, 2BR/2BA, furnished, pool,
seven-month rental, $1,100. SunCoast Real
Estate, (941)-779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: GULFFRONT complex, large
1 BR/1BA with glass enclosed lanai, ground-level
unit, pools, no pets. $850/month. Call Carla Price,
(941) 720-8746,-Bark & Co. Realty Inc.
DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, elevated, two miles from
beach. $825/month. :First, last, plus $1,000
security. (941) 387-0817.
ANNUAL:-2BR/1 BA, Anna, Maria, washer/dryer,
newly remodeled,,steps to beach, shopping and
restaurants, Available July 15. $950/month. 1941)
THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria. El-
egant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two
houses from beach on quiet street. Available now
through May 2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA ground-level
apartment, $850/month; 2BR/2BA canal home, un-
furnished; 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, top-floor apartment.
Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291, or
e-mail Jason @ betsyhills.com.
ANNUAL CONDOS: BAYVIEW Terrace. Pool on
bay, one block to beach, ground level. Nonsmoking,
no pets. 1 BR $900/month, and 2BR $1,200/month.
DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: Elevated 2BR/1BA
with pristine beach right out your back door. $1,900/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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(941) 778-8431 Licensed & Insured
The Paver Brick Store
8208 Cortez Road W. Bradenton 34210 (941) 794-6504
9:00 AM til Noon, or by Appointment
Pool Deck, Patio and Driveway Renovations
LONGBOAT KEY PAINTING & DESIGN, INC.
Faux painting Cabinet refinishing
SFurniture restoration Custom painting
Jackson Holmes, owner (941) 812-3809
Watts Towing 24-Hour Towing
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Junllior's ;Ilidscape & Maaintentnce
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MARINER'S COVE: waterfront 3BR, dock, pool,
tennis. Four years new! Gated, beautifully fumished.
Available until Nov. 1. (616) 457-2275.
NEWLY REMODELED EFFICIENCY in Holmes
Beach. All new tile floors, paint, bathroom and more.
$625/month. Call Island, Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA with garage.
No pets. (941) 778-7039.
BAYFRONT PERICO BAY Club: 2BR/2BA light and
bright condo. Gated community features pools,
tennis and clubhouse. Assigned, covered parking a
plus! $1,200/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL BEACHFRONT: 2BR/1BA Shell Cove
condo. Tile, updated, unfurnished. Immediate occu-
pancy. $1,300/month. Mt. Vernon Property Manage-
ment. Bonnie Bissett, (941) 957-4677,-ext. 259.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals:
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1.BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake cpn-
dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $309,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
LONGBOAT KEY HOME north end. Custom 3BR/
2BA two-car garage. Home in the historic village.
Steps to Sarasota Bay and Gulf beaches. Features
large master suite with 15-foot open beam ceiling.
French doors, sun deck, wet bar, fridge, hot tub,
separate entrance. Updated kitchen and fireplace.
$739,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
Countrywide Home Loans is close by and ready
to help you get the home of your dreams.
SLocal experts with the power to say "YES" to
your home loan.
SUp-front approval* at the time of application.
SAs little as no-to-low down payment options
available to make qualifying easier.
SLoan amounts to $6 million.
l Construction financing available.
Home Loan Consultant
401 Manatee Ave. W. Holmes-Beach
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DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA lot west of Gulf Drive.
50 by 110 feet. 117 Willow Ave. (813) 335-3680.
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.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the
foothills of North Carolina. Deep-water lake with 90
miles of shoreline. 20-percent redevelopment dis-
counts and 90-percent financing. No payments for
one year. Call now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperties.com (800) 709-LAKE.
NORTH CAROLINA Mountain property, Gated com-
munity with private river and lake access. Swim, fish,
hike. From $20,000 to $70,000. Perfect for log
cabin. (800) 699-1289 or
NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $34,900. Scenid region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great
access. 100 percent financing. Call (877) 822-
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS starting at $89,900. Gor-
geous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine
shoreline, spectacular views. Across from national
forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in east Ten-
nessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central
water, sewer. Excellent financing. Call now, (800)
704-3154, ext. 617. Sunset Bay LLC.
A pristine, gated club community with
pools, hot tubs, tennis and activities.
Only two miles to the Gulf beaches.
ALL SOLD Our!
Please call me to get in line for new listings!
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NEW TENNESSEE LAKE property from $19,900!
Seven-acre parcel, $34,900. Lake parcel and log cabin
package, $54,900. (866) 770-5263, ext 8, for details.
GEORGIA: BERRIEN COUNTY, 327 +/- acres. Excel-
lent recreation and hunting property. Worth County,
369 +/- acres. Outdoorsman.dream property. For more
information, State-Wide Realty & Auction, (866) 700-
7253 or www.state-wideauction.com.
GEORGIA COAST: Large wooded access, marsh-
front and golf-course homesites. Gated with tennis,
kayaking, canoeing. Limited availability. Mid $70s and
up. Call today (877) 266-7376.
GRAND OPENING! Lakefront acreage from $69,900.
Pay no closing costs! July 30-31. Spectacular new wa-
terfront community on one of the largest, cleanest
mountain lakes in America! Large, estate-size parcels,
gentle slope to water, gorgeous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county water, utilities. Lake ac-
cess from $29,900. Low financing. Call now, (800) 564-
5092, ext. 215. Restrictions apply.
GRAND OPENING! Winding River Preserve II-July 30-
31. Ocala/Gainesville area. 20 acres from $195,000.
100 acres from $450,000. New, semi-private, gated
community featuring parcels with frontage on the
Wacassassa River. Gorgeous woodlands teeming with
deer and turkey. Save up to $20,000! Great financing.
Call toll .free (866) 352-2249, ext. 517, or
FLORIDA BUILDING Blowout. Florida product ap-
proved, 30 by 40, 40 by 60, 40 by 100. Limited offer!
(800) 300-2470, ext. 4. www.allbldg.com.
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/accesso-
ries optional. Priced to Sell! Pioneer, (800) 668-5422.
of Anna Maria Inc.
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BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEY! Beautifully maintain
2BR/2BA'unit in Spanish Main. Clubhouse, pool, putting greei
boat docks and private beach access. 55-plus. Reduced to $330,00(
Call Robin Kollar (941) 713-4515
SPECTACULAR BAYVIEW CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished with good rental
history. Large fishing pier and community boat
dock. Laundry room in unit. $589,000. Contact
Dave Vande Vrede, 778-4800.
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.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA
upstairs with covered parking space. Pool,
tennis and hot tub close by. Tiled entry and
kitchen. Glass-enclosed lanai. $440,000.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, 778-4800.
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SHOREWALK BATH AND TENNIS CLUB
2BR/2BA ground-floor end unit, light and bright!
Low condo fees with fabulous amenities.
$189,000. Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.
BREATHTAKING 2BR/2BA condo with
breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
beach access. Upstairs unit with parking
below. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,
DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Completely remod-
eled island duplex. 3BR/2BA on both sides.
Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this breezy
floorplan. Kitchens and baths newly updated,
too. Turnkey and already rented for the
season. $1,400,000. Call Dave Jones at
SIDE-BY-SIDE LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES IN
ANNA MARIA! BUY ONE OR BOTH!
Why buy "half" when you can have entire duplex for the same price?
302 North' Shore Dr 3+BR/3BA with .300 North-Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA
1BR/1BA apartment. Five-car garage, duplex with five-car garage. Private
one short block to beach. Seawall and open decks, large picture windows,
dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! Asking great views of lake. Asking
$850,000. MLS 502321. $750,000. MLS 502297.
Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156, or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
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boat slip with dock included so bring your boat. Home
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Residence for Sale
Stunning 2BR condo-
minium. Margaritas and .
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welcome you to your
piece of paradise.
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THIS KEY WEST STYLE HOME offers true island living!! Clerestory windows
,-- ~and 17 ft. ceilings with a loft overlooking a combination living and dining area.
Large caged deck that spans the length of the home and overlooks lush
tropical gardens and pool. An inviting tiled entry greets guests on the lower
level with two enclosed garages and a large and a ground level deck. Only
three blocks to the beach and steps away from a private dock for your boat.
WOW!! Life is good!! Karen Day. 778-2246. #507772. $849,000
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A RARE FIND! Anna Maria Gulf Front tol BREATHTAKING VIEW! A lull view ot f-he PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular 4BR/ SPECTACULAR RENOVATION Located on a
Becky Smith or Elfi Starret, 778-2246. Sunshine Skyway bridge from your own 2.5BA baylront residence with 120-feet on the canal with partial bay views, this well designed
t504998 $2.000,000. private master suite Gourmet Kilcnen, maple bay and 80-feet ol canal trontage Dock, verti- home will features 4BR.'4 5BA. A grand toyer is
cabinets with granite counters Two electric cal lit. solar heated pool. Close to beach Dave one of many amenities Call agent for details
Doat lifis. Tracey Hurley. 741-2500. #508869. Mo nihar. 778-2246. #509147. $1,695.000 Karen Day, 77 -2246. #503717. $1.500,000.
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ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA HOME Completely ISLAND TOWN HOME Ilevlyy constructed KEY WEST NORTH Fabulous Gull and bay ISLAND DELIGHT! Great rownhome, location
updated and immaculate Tropical selling 3BR 2BA townhome oHfenng 1725SF of living views Irom this furnished 2BR/2BA unit in a and price' Shortn distance to Deaich and marna.
boasts lush plantings and fruit trees. Cuslom area. A former model.this unit has numerous small extremely well-built complex in 1999 Two master suites, workshop and storage.
stained glass blue heron window and etched custom features. Healed pool. private garage Secured elevator and healed pool. Dave Furnishings negotiable Priced below
glass front door. Becky Smith or Elil Starrett. & near Beach Dave Moynihan 778-2246. Moynihan. 778-2246 #506335 $595,000. appraisal Carolyn and Joe Cordrev. 76-3300.
778-2246. #509374. $675.000. tf509928. $599,900 #509269. $489,000.
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