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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 13, No. 37 July 20, 2005 FREE
Fire causes $300K in damage to Anna Maria home
By Rick Catlin u t
Islander Reporter U
A house fire Monday morning in Anna Maria to-
'tally destroyed a residence at 764 Jacaranda Ave. and
caused smoke damage to three adjacent structures. It-
was the second time in the past six weeks that a fire has ,.
*devastated a house in the city.
Inspector Kurt Lathiop of West Manatee Fire and. -
Rescue said the initial investigation has not yet turned up ,,
.the cause of the blaze, but it appears to have started in a
storage room on the ground floor of the t o-sor) over
parking house. r ,, -
NAt thik point,. %e knott the rooand ared af oringin
S storage roomni. and probably the cause \\ ill be left as un-
,determined. There \was just too nmuch tufff in there to-
tell," Lathro p said. ..,
According to owner Joan Zak, she was across the ~I i
street at a neighbor's hoLtse, while her husband, Bob "
Dancey, had driven to a nearbN store when the fire broke .ON .
out. Zak saw the blaze and tried to put it out with water
but i ts unsuccessful. Firefighters arrived within minutes,
but the fire had spread quickl\I.. U i' I
"The house appears to be a total loss." said No L
Lathrop, noting that the % ood-frame house was built
according to flood-plain requirements established by
the Federal Emergency Mamnagemeni AgehncN. No
PLEASE SEE FIRE, NEXT PAGE
By Paul Roat
Sand finally started moving ashore from offshore
Anna Maria Island Monday in an interim beach
renourishment project prompted by four storms that
swept by the Island last year and was delayed by an-
other that threatened last \ eek.
Larry Chapman. project manager for Goodloe
Marine of Apollo Beach, contractor for the $4.S mil-
lion project, said that "sand.should start moving ashore
Monday night" from the start of the effort at 78th Street
in Holmes Beach.
The project will pipe sand from barrow sites off the
northwest tip of the Island and from the sandbar off the
northwest side of Longboat Pass onto the beach for
most of the length of the western shore of Anna Maria
"Everything is on schedule," Chapman added as to
the timetable for the 100-day-long project.
The additional sand will replace beach 1lst during
the four hurricanes that hammered Florida last summer
and fall, with funding authorized by the U.S. Congress
through a special act that will'eventually have 17
beaches in the state see sand replaced onshore.
The quality of the sand will be monitored to ensure
that rocks and other undesirable elements are kept to a
It is expected, according to Goodloe representa-
tives, that between 500 and 1,000 feet of beach should
be added daily during the 24-hour-a-day operation that
will run seven days a week. However, about 1,000 feet
of beach will be roped off from beachgoers at the site
of the sand outfall for safety reasons.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers will
monitor the beach for nesting sea turtles and relocate
nests as needed to avoid the beach project.
Despite a quick response from firefighters, the home on Jacaranda A e'IUC .in Anna .M i iuts 1i: ,'iid de-
stroyed by afire early Monday morning. No one was injured in the blaze, although two cats perished. Islander
Photo: Edna Tiemann
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TOP NOTCH: 'On the Mountain' fourth weekly winner
Ed Chiles sent this fantastic nature shot taken on his travels and the Top Notch judges agreed that "it's a
winner." He 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, dinnerfor
two at Ooh La La! Bistro, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing. Entry info
inside, page 4.
PAGE 2 0 JULY 20, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
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Island worth tops
By Paul Roat
Anna Maria Island is "worth" $3,329,135,845 up
24 percent from last year.
The Island's "worth" includes total assessed prop-
erties, plus personal property of businesses, as esti-
matedby the Nlanatee County property appraiser. The
figure does not include personal property in individual
homes or other individual items like cars, jewelry, fur-
nishings and the like.
The actual taxable value of the Island is lower than
that figure, since governmental buildings, churches, the
Anna Maria Elementary School and not-for-profit
buildings and contents are exempt from taxes.
$3 billion this year
The net taxable value of the Island is
$2,586,410,752. That is the total Manatee County, the
school board, the individual Island cities, theN Manasota
Basin Board, West Coast Inland Na\ igation District
and other entities will levy taxes against.
Holmes Beach is the "wealthiest" of the three Is-
land cities, with just value plus personal property com-
ing in at $1,770,277,783, up 24 percent from last year.
Anna Maria has just value plus personal property
totaling $905,509,843, up 20 percent from 2004.
Bradenton Beach has just value plus personal prop-
erty of $653,348,219, up a whopping 30 percent from
An upset Joan Zak of 764 Jacaranda Ave. in Anna
Maria talks with husband Bob Dancey across the
street from their residence after a Monday morning
fire destroyed the home they had lived in since 1992.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Fire devastates home
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
one was injured in the blaze, but Lathrop put the
initial damage estimate at more than $300,000, not
counting personal property and a car that was also
Zak was de\ stated by the loss. All her personal
possession were inside the house, including her purse
and two cats..
"I didn't get anything.out," she said. She and her
husband planned to spend the night w ith friends, but
she did not know what their next step \\ ill be. The
house was insured, she said.
In early June, fire completely destroyed a residence
on Sycamore Street that had been built in the 1920s. In
that incident, the house,was under-insured and the
structure was a total loss.
Despite a quick response byfirefighters, the home on Jacaranda Avenue was destroyed byfire Monday
morning. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 20, 2005 U PAGE 3
Mayor, Maloney spat over consolidation process
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and Com-
missioner Don Maloney disagreed at Tuesday's city
commission meeting on how to proceed with discus-
sions on consolidating the three Island cities.
Interest has been raised in placing a yes or no vote
to a non-binding referendum to decide whether or not
citizens approve of conducting a study on the merits of
consolidating the three cities into a single city.
-Maloney announced to the commission that he had
already met with a group of interested citizens and
drafted how they believe the referendum should be
The group, including a professional planner, attor-
ney with municipal government experience and a re-
tired Range Rider from the International City
Manager's Association, also agreed that, should the
referendum receive a positive vote from all cities in
November, a study of how best to go about consolida-
tion should be undertaken by an outside agency, who
Should then present their recommendations to voters.
Whitmore took exception to Maloney's actions,
Stating in a letter to Bradenton Beach Mayor John
Chappie and Anna Maria Mayor Suelyn that Maloney
coordinated the meeting to"push the consolidation is-
Whitmore stated to the commission that she be-
lieves Maloney "put the cart before the horse," disre-
garding the fact that the three Island mayors already
scheduled a meeting to discuss such a referendum later
in the week.
"The three mayors were going to get together re-
garding wording for a referendum and then come to our
respective governments for all three cities to agree on
language," she said. "Mr. Maloney has decided he
knows what is best for all three cities. If incidents like
this continue, I feel that this may halt the process we
have been working on for months."
She added that the task needs to be done "in one
organzied fashion, not here, there and everywhere."
Maloney brought up the issue at the city commis-
sion meeting only, it seemed, to encourage fellow com-
missioners to attend the Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in Holmes
Beach. At that meeting Maloney intends to present his
suggestion for the referendum wording and study rec-
ommendations for feedback from each city's elected
Good and ready
Work crews from Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach were on the beach near 81st Street in Holmes Beach
Monday ready for the start of beach renourishment. Sand pumped from the dredge in the background began
flowing onto the beach late Monday afternoon. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
AMICC approved finally by
P&Z, commission next
The Anna Maria Island Community Center got the
nod from the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board
Tuesday, July 12, after numerous false starts.
With proper notice (again, finally) of the meeting
and just a few more compromises and some creative
juggling on the part of the attorneys and architect rep-
resenting the Center, and with a positive forward thrust
from P&Z board member Fran Barford, the plan now
will be reviewed by the city commission based on the
Numerous citizens spoke for and against the
Center's proposed site plan for expansion of the facili-
ties, but nearly everyone agreed that the Center is "a
Some residents went so far as to suggest the Cen-
ter move to Holmes Beach, but acknowledged the need
for the services and programs offered.
In its site plan, the Center is proposing an estimated
$3 million expansion and renovation project that will
add a second floor to house classrooms, meeting rooms,
offices, a computer center, family support room, an
area for teenage activities, a performing arts studio and
Resident Hal Badger noted his pleasure with the
purpose of the Center and his displeasure with the
depth of some parking spaces, citing safety concerns,
which prompted board member Frank Pytel to suggest
replacing one of three tennis courts with a parking area.
Pytel persisted, even though the architect offered to
increase the depth of the parking spaces 3 feet, and when
it came to the final vote, Pytel was the lone dissenter.
Stipulations in addition to those already agreed
to and amended on the site plan included having the
applicant demonstrate that security-lighting poles do
not interfere with vehicles in adjacent parking slots,
that parking for events of 200 or more be arranged at
a remote location such as what the Center has arranged
with Roser Memorial Community Church with shuttle
transportation, and/or parking on the playing fields
with appropriate ingress and egress.
The final vote was 5-1 to recommend approval of
the site plan to the city commission. Board member
Randall Stover was absent.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, July
20, in a special session to consider the Center's pro-
officials represented at that meeting.
Maloney said the discussion began at a BIEO
meeting and should be continued there, not behind
closed doors, but Whitmore said that she will be un-
able to attend the BIEO meeting due to previous ob-
In other business, Whitmore reported that the cost
estimate for repairing the Key Royale Bridge has changed
from $1.3 million to $2.6 million. She said the project.
slated for 2007-08. should still be reimbursed by the state
and actual costs won't be known until October.
Registration Saturday for
'Beach Blast' next week
Youngsters will get an entertaining registra-
tion time'Saturday, July 23, for their big "Beach
Blast" event next week at the Island Baptist
The registration party for parents and chil-
dren will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. There will be
games, food, face painting and more, said the
church. Both the registration party and the Blast
will be free.
The "Beach Blast" is a Club VBS presenta-
tion which h \\ill be from Monday, July-25,
through:Friday, July 29 It is-for children pre-kin-
dergarten to sixth-grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily
at the church. It will feature a daily worship rally,
Bible stories, beach crafts and "beach snacks."
Additional information may be obtained by
Anna Maria City
July 20,7 p.m., Anna Maria City Commission meeting
on Anna Maria Island Community Center site plan.
July 21,3 p.m., mitigation planning commission meet-
July 21,7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
comprehensive plan elements.
July 26, 6:15 p.m., city commission work session on
July 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
July 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
First reading of emergency preparation ordinance, in-
voices by city attorney and city auditor, recommenda-
tions by the board of adjustment and commission re-
July 21,6 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
July 26, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
July 26, 4 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
July 26, 6p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 27, 2 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 28, 2 p.m., city commission work session.
July 28, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting -
July 22, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
July 23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, U.S.F.-
New College campus, Sarasota.
July 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
July 28, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
July 28, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall,'5801 Marina Drive,
July 20, 6 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
July 21,6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, Fire Station No. 1,6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
PAGE 4 0 JULY 20, 2005 E THE ISLANDER
Hunts win lawsuit against Anna Maria City
By Rick Catlin
In what some local legal experts had considered a
"slam dunk" case from the beginning, Anna Maria resi-
dents Robert and Nicki Hunt have won their lawsuit
against the city for its denial of their siteplan for a
three-story retail-office-residential structure at 303 Pine
Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Marc Gilner
ruled July 13 that the 3-2 city commission vote against
the plan last August was "quashed" and the matter was
"remanded for further proceedings that are consistent
with this opinion."
Mayor SueLynn said it was her understanding that
the Hunts can re-apply to the commission for site plan
approval. City Attorney Jim Dye will issue a clarifica-
tion of Gilner's ruling to the city commission this
week, she said..
The Hunts had sought a three-story structure that
would contain, ground-floor retail while the second
floor would have 50 percent retail and 50 percent resi-
dential. The third floor would have been residential.
The commission had denied the application based upon
an interpretation of the city's comprehensive plan and
relevant city code that "only" two-story structures in
the ROR district were permitted.
In his ruling, Gilner took issue with the word
"only." The comp plan and applicable code do not say
the word "only," he noted.
While that may have been the intent of the compre-
hensive plan, "A local government may not deny a
development order based on criteria which are not spe-
cifically enumerated in its land use regulation," he said.
Some members of the commission, Gilner ob-
served, "essentially read in the world 'only' to limit
non-residential use to the ground floor and residential
use to the second floor. The word 'only' does not ap-
pear in either the comp plan or the code," he said.
For the commission to "interject" this limitation is
"inconsistent" with-the comp plan and code and "de-
parts from the essential requirements of the law."
There was "ample evidence" that the Hunts com-
plied with the comprehensive plan policy and the rel-
evant code sections. The commission "failed to com-
ply with the essential requirements of the law," ruled
Gilner, and he did not have to address whether or not
the commission decision was based upon "substantial,
Commissioners Carol Ann Magill, Dale Woodland
and Linda Cramer voted against the site plan, while
Commissioner Duke Miller and Commission Chairman
John Quam voted for the proposal.
Following the August 2004 commission decision,
the Hunts in September filed suit against the city ask-
ing for relief from the decision.
One local attorney, who asked not to be identified,.
said it was a "slam-dunk" case against the city from the
start. "It was obvious to me that the commission deci-
sion was not based'upon any evidence but just on their
interpretation of what should have been in the comp
plan, not what was in the plan. All the case did was cost
everybody a lot of money," the lawyer said.
Efforts to reach the Hunts to determine if they
would resubmit their site plan to the commission were
Jan Marsico ofBradenton
.. is adding "life" to the
exterior walls ofAuntie
M's Holmes Beach Coin
Laundry at the Island
Shlppiig Center. Marsico
retired from 30 years with
Sears of Sarasota but
said, "I've been an artist
all my life.". The finished
landscape will include a
vista.of palm trees. Auntie
M's also offers wash and
fold, ironing and
drycleaning service, and
now there's ambiance to
enjoy while you wait.
Islander Photo: Bonner
'Top Notch' photo contest produces winners weekly
If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest began June 29. The
weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the eight-
week contest with the next deadline July 22. Four 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 Wrap-
per" Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Is-
land 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, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse
or Mar Vista restaurants, and the winning photo framed
by Decor Gallery and Framing.
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:
Clyde Dickey, a visitor to Anna Maria Island from
Texas, was a Top Notch wiinner in July 2003.
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 aid affixed to the back of
each print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish
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:
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
days, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in original
JPG format on CD or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No retouching 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:
Red tide still lurking in bays, off beach
To take a phrase from real estate experts regarding
the long-standing red tide bloom offshore: It's all about
location, location, location.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission,red tide has been recorded in "low
concentrations along Manatee and Pinellas county
beaches, with low to high concentrations in Tampa
Bay. Sarasota County beaches arid Sarasota Bayj re-
mained medium to-high. The good news is that the
bloom has diminished in southern Sarasota County
with none reported in Charlotte aid Lee Counties."
Off Anna Maria Island, there was a definite waft of
dead fish late last week, a smell that appeared to dimin-
ish over the weekend and earlier this week, according
to Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Jay Moyles.
He said lifeguards Friday and Saturday noticed a defi-
nite odor of dead fish, but it seemed to fade as the
FMRI researchers have said that "the impact from
respiratory irritation and dead fish depends on local
bloom conditions and the direction and intensity of the
wind..Light winds and winds blowing offshore should
minimize adverse effects, while strong onshore winds
will bring adverse impacts on shore. It is important to
note that, as atmospheric and oceanic conditions
change, algal bloom conditions change as well, mak-
ing forecasting very difficult."
* Red tide is caused by blooms of a tiny marine or-
ganism called a dinoflagellate. The microscopic-plants
produce powerful toxins that cause extensive fish kills,
contaminate shellfish and can cause severe respiratory
irritation to humans.
The Gulf of Mexico blooms, Karina brevis, typi-
cally begin offshore and move slowly southeast toward
the beach. As the bloom approaches the shore, dead
fish begin to appear. There is also the characteristic
burning sensation of the eyes and nose and a dry, chok-
Bivalve shellfish, particularly oysters, clams and
coquinas, accumulate so much toxin they become toxic
Some researchers believe that red tide is enhanced by
stormwater runoff, particularly that which has received
high levels of phosphorus from excess fertilizer use.
,Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom oc-
curred in 1947, and another 18-month-long bloom lin-
gered off Southwest'Florida in 1995-96.
A tip to avoid or minimize red tide impacts, ac-
cording to FMRI researchers, is to check wind direc-
tion before going to the beach: Fewer red tide toxins
will be in the air with offshore winds.
One additional element to add joy to all the
red tide grief that the Island has been dealing with
for six-plus months is the presence of flies. Lots
and lots of flies, apparently feasting on the re-
mains of assorted dead marine life along the
"It's sounds like a violin playing one note,
constantly," one Bradenton Beach bayfront resi-
dent said of the sound of the fly hum in the morn-
ing. "It's like a generator running."
Manatee County Mosquito Control Director
Mark Latham said flies are not necessarily a part
of the insect eradication process his department is
charged with, although he is often asked to deal
with other critters that can become a.nuisance.
fie said there are often complaints from resi-
dents regarding blind mosquito outbreaks, which
aren't actually mosquitoes at all but a sort of midge
fly, and also love bugs.
Flies present a special problem, Latham said,
because while mosquitoes are mostly a nocturnal
spray-and-kill matter, flies are active during the day
when spraying is generally not done. Flies also take
a special application of a pesticide above and be-
yond what it takes to deal with mosquitoes, he said,
or respond to a bait-and-trap program.
Probably the best solution to the fly issue get
rid of the red tide and subsequent rotting fish.
THE ISLANDER U JULY 20, 2005 PAGE 5
The milkman did it
To be more precise, the Velda Farms dairy
delivery truck driver did it.
Early Monday morning the dairy driver
headed down the alley, actually Mango Lane, be-
hind the Island Shopping Center at Gulf and Ma-
rina drives to make deliveries.
His tall truck encountered a low-slung power
line, which snapped.the power pole and sent two
transformers and power lines to three poles crash-
ing into the alley.
The driver wasn't injured, but the shopping
center and the surrounding area, some 57 commer-
cial customers, according to Florida Power and
Light, were without service for the day some
into the wee hours of Tuesday.
Even Tuesday morning, some businesses in
the center were without power as crews from the
contract service provider for FPL replaced a trans-
former for the third time and shut down power to
business in the center from approximately 8 a.m.
to 10 a.m.,and again in the afternoon.
All the meters in the building that includes Sun
N Surf, the Artists Guild Gallery, Jim Mixon Insur-
ance, Ooh La La!.Bistro, D.Coy Ducks, SunCoast
Real Estate, Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning and Auntie
M's Laundromat were "fried."
The meters and breakers were rewired and com-
pleted around 11:30p.m. Monday by Rayco Electric
x workers, but Pike Electric', FPL's provider, deter-
mined at 12:30 a.m. that the transformer had "too
much juice" and had to be replaced.
It was replaced yet again Tuesday afternoon
and some stores were again without power.
If you're reading this, it's probably because folks
at The Islander worked at home as much as possible
and sweated out the power outages literally.
'Boat Smart' class starting
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will spon-
sor a "Boat Smart" class from 8 a.m. to.4:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, July 30, at the squadron's building, 1200 71st St.
The course will consist of an overview 'of various
aspects of boating safety, laws, weather, rules of the
road, boat handling and distress signals. Cost is $17,
including lunch. Details are available at 714-0449.
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Any way you slice it,
no flieson Maloney
Not that Don Malone\ needs defending, but as an
attendee at an alleged "secret" meeting (lunch with
friends!), I'm very much offended by the attack on
Holmes Beach Commissioner iMalone\ and his ongo-
ing effort to accomplish consolidation of city govern-
Much of the discussion at our meeting focused on
what Mr. Maloney could present to the Barrier Island
Elected Officials at its July 20 meeting that would put
forth the most positive reaction from electors in the
three cities when the "question" appears, on the Novem-
We all listened to many suggestions from the friends
at the table, attorneys, former municipal employee, retired
and current business people, and we penned a question
with "approval" in mind, hoping it w would first please the
contingent of elected officials that we had put so much
thought and energy into the process.
The fact that Mr. Maloney called the super\ isor of
elections to determine if.the "question" was in fact
worded properly for the ballot should be of little inter-
est to an\ one. I \\ould.expect no less from him. And I
canassure ever :one that hle did not suegest this ,fi a
"final"' ballot question.
He then announced his"'plan" to his fellow city
commissioners, as he believed he was obliged to.do.
If there'.s any offense to the steps taken by Mr.
Maloney and h i "dkiparate group of people" at this
luncheon, as Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn termedus,
then it must be attributed to territorial jealousy a
power struggle over who will lead the consolidation
Whether they say it or not, territoryy" is the quest
of every elected official," and we are left to wonder
what the pouting mayors are looking to carve out for
themselves in this process.
As an elected official, one who has for some 10
years had various meetings. (breakfast, lunch and plenty
of baloney) with most of us who were present to dis-
cuss consolidation and a professionally managed gov-
ernment, Mr. Maloney was the logical choice to carry
our voice to the other elected officials.
There should be a loud cheer of "hurrah," for fi-
nally citizens are concerned, involved and helping fos-
ter the effort of Islandwide cooperation.
Shame on anyone who thinks otherwise or
seeks to demean the consolidation process.
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As I begin this letter: 1. I want to make it clear that I
support writing a referendum to put the issue of consoli-
dation of the three Island cities to a public vote, and 2. at
the last Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting, the three
mayors were asked by those present to get together to
develop a process and draft language for a referendum and
to report back to the BIEO at its July meeting.
I was quite surprised to read that Holmes Beach
Commissioner Don Maloney (who was present at the
aforementioned BIEO meeting) took matters into his
own hands and arbitrarily pulled together a disparate
group of people who had a "secret" meeting to write the
wording of a referendum.
Not only that, Commissioner Maloney's letter of
July 13 indicates that the wording was submitted to the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office to de-
termine the wording's legitimacy.
Citizens have a right to meet as they wish about
anything they wish. However, this was not a meeting
to plan a neighborhood barbecue or even a citywide
event. The topic that brought them together could im-
pact every aspect of Island life for years to.come.
Those attending were not also your average Island
citizen. They included a prominent attorney, the presi-
dent of the Island Chamber of Commerce, the editor of
one of our local newspapers, the owner of the Island's
best-known restaurants, a Holmes Beach commis-
sioner, and the planner for Holmes Beach.
Having said this, my major concern is not what
they did, but how they did it the process. In having
the meeting and submitting it to the election office,
Commissioner Maloney and his group circumvented
input from all three of the Island's legislative bodies
and its citizens.
How can he expect us now to honor the group's
proposal when they have literally thumbed their noses
at a democratic process? I hope the supervisor of elec-
tions chooses not to involve his office in what has
quickly become a political quagmire for the Island
SOne of the major-concerns I hear against consoli-
dation is that Holmes Beach will "take over." With the
large majority of those present at Maloney's meeting
being residents of Holmes Beach and the controversy
it has created, Commissioner Maloney's decision to
take this action may have done more to undermine the:
referendum getting on the November ballot than any
consolidation opponent could have.
However, I am confident the Island mayors and
their respective commissions will still be able to move
forward and assure that if or when a referendum ap-
pears on the November ballot that it reflects the con-
sideration of all three of the Island's duly elected leg-
islative bodies and their constituents.
SueLynn, Mayor, City of Anna Maria
Island in the sun
If you have or haven't lived in Florida, particularly the
beaches, everyone should read Rick Catlin's article on
page 13 of the July 13 edition of your paper. "My island
in the sun, been this way since time begun?" tells it like
We have lived here on the Island close to 30 years
and Mr. Catlin hit the nail right on the head we are
letting all the paid officials of our cities, including
Bradenton and Manatee County, give our area away to
the developers and then wonder why we have so many
problems, while they rake in the money.
We must do something, letters, get out the vote, to
let them know we don't like the way things are going.
Vince and Larrie Mercadante, Anna Maria
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 20, 2005 0 PAGE 7
An Island family can sleep better knowing their
dog, Murphy, is safe and sound thanks to the help of
Good Samaritan Brett Fortenberry.
He was on his way to check the surf after hurricane
Dennis July 10 when he noticed a golden retriever on
68th Street. Some people were nearby and Fortenberry
assumed the dog belonged with them.
It was when he returned to his Holmes Beach
home, driving again past 68th Street, that he noticed the
people were gone and the dog had wandered across the
Seeing the dog sitting in a puddle, lapping up the
water, Fortenberry didn't hesitate to stop and take
charge of the wanderlust canine.
"You can't leave a dog wandering," said
Fortenberry, who makes it a habit to rescue lost and
According to the tag on the collar, the dog's name
was Murphy, and he was registered to a Snead Island
address. One of Murphy's legs was shaved, indicating
to Fortenberry that the older looking dog may be in-
need of special care.
He called Murphy by name, scooped him into his
truck and watched as the dog rewarded his efforts by
getting sick in the front seat.
"It was no big deal, I just felt sorry for him," he
said. Without hesitation, Fortenberry cleaned off the
seat and took the dog home.
He called thenumber on the tag and left a mes-
sage, then called the local vet to see if the dog be-
longed to a client, and then began searching the Is-
land phone book just in case the dog's owner had a
listing on the Island.
Fortenberry said he found two listings in the phone
book that matched the last name on the dog tag. One
listing was disconnected, and the other was Murphy's
Apparently, the dog had wandered only three or
four houses from his Holmes Beach home on 68th
Street. Fortenberry learned that Murphy suffers from
kidney failure and is accustomed to wandering away
, dog's best friend .,.
Fortenberry said if the dog had been registered to
a Holmes Beach address, he would have taken him
back to his home right away, but still he managed to
find the dog's family within about an hour.
"I love animals," Fortenberry said. When he sees
an animal that doesn't look to be in the right place, he
doesn't think twice about helping out. It's not the first
dog he has rescued and returned safely home.
A good man
An aging golden retriever named Murphy
can be thankful for a guy named Brett. The
dog, confused and injured, was drinking from
a puddle of muddy hurricane-rainwater at
68th and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach on Sun-
day morning [July 10] when a neighbor and,
I approached it to see if we could help.
At the same time a vehicle swung into the
68th Street extension. The driver got out and
immediately took charge.
From the dog's tag he determined its
name, the phone number of its owner and the
location of its home.
He called the number, left a message, and
asked us for a bit of help as he made room in
his vehicle for Murphy. The dog climbed,
with assistance from the man, into the front
seat and immediately threw up. Unfazed, the
man cleaned up the mess, said goodbye to us,
and took Murphy home to shelter until he
could be reunited with his owner.
Before the man drove off, I asked him his
name. "Brett," he said. An inscription the side
of his vehicle read "Stem and Stern."
"A good man," I said to my neighbor.
"There should be more like him," he re-
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SAnna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney hired,
and the city commission ratified, the hiring of Phil
Charnock as the city's new building official, at a start-
ing salary of $32,500, with a "bump" to $35,000 after
six months. The position had been vacant for three
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PAGE 8 0 JULY 20, 2005 I THE ISLANDER
Consolidation on Maloney's mind at BIEO tonight
By Rick Catlin
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
will present information he's received on the wording
of a possible non-binding referendum for Island con-
solidation to the Coalition of Barrier Island Officials
meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in Holmes Beach.,
Maloney has been in touch \\ith Superv\isor of
Elections Bob S\weat to ensure that the referendum lan-
guage is acceptable by his office.
Maloney held a meeting July 9 with a group of
people to examine the pros and cons of Island consoli-
dation, a meeting that drew a rebuke from Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn and Holmes Beach. Mayor Carol,
SueLynn said it was her understanding that at the
June BIEO meeting, the three Island majors were
asked to develop the draft language for a.non-binding
referendum and report back to the BIEO.
"I was surprised." SueLynn said when she learned
of the Maloney meeting and that the \ wording of a pos.-
sible referendum had been submitted to S\teat for re-
She said her chief concern \ as that N alone 's pro-
cess may have "circum\rented" input from all three of
the Island's legislative bodies. She \ as also worried
that consolidation has quickly \ become a political
.quagmire," despite that fact that a majority of commis-'
sioners in each of the Island cities appear to support at
the least a non-binding referendum on the November
SueLynn was also concerned because one of the
chief complaints she's heard against consolidation is
that "Holmes Beach will take over." The July 9
meeting was composed primarily of Holmes Beach
residents and that has. created a control, ers she
"Ho% ever," she-added, "I'm confident that the Is-
land mayors and their respect e commissions \ ill still
be able to move forward." If a referendum does appear
;on the November ballot, it will reflect "the consider-
ation of all three of the Island's duly elected legislative
bodies and their constituents."
Whitmore took exception that none of the mayors
were notified about the July 9-meeting.
Maloney countered that his desire was simply that
the three Island mayors "have opportunities other than
themselves to accomplish coming up with the best pos-
He's been meeting with groups about consolida-
tion for the past 10 years and because of past failures,
he's anxious to "do everything right this time, if pos-
There is no "unwise act" on his part, he said, and
he's only putting together all the information he's gar-
nered the past 10 years and passing it on tonight to
elected officials of all three cities.to make a judgment.
His "act" is simply to "accomplish the greatest
good for the greatest number" and will not affect the
BIEO agenda, he said.
And nobody asked either one
By Jim Hanson
There's a certain set of people, man\ of them hang-
ing out in Maitland and aquariums around Florida. w ho
are tickled to death they hae a potato that looks like
a manatee. ..
A woman in Virginia found the spud among her
dinner preparations and darned near skinned it before
she recognized the resemblance. It's "cute," she.said.
The Save the Manatee Club in Maitland is happy
about it, and why not? It will get the proceeds from the
Virginian's online auction of the potato, she named
"Spud." The Internet address of the auction is so long and
complicated, it may be easier to go to ebay and search for
Spud or just contact www.savethemanatee:org or call 1-
So manatee fans are intrigued, museum folks are
'Panoramic Explosions' show
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photo autographing session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
July 22, at the Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach.
His panoramas are of Anna Maria Island locations,
said the gallery, which is at 5414 Marina Drive.
Bertram will sign prints and a drawing is sched u led.
Details are available at 778-6694.
smiling. The Virginia % oman. especially, said'she
"'feels passionate about manatees."
That's probably all \\ell and good. but \\ho asked
Spud about it? \\1ho asked a manatee? For instance Snootr
at Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton? Or an\ of the
manatees in N lore Nlarine Laboratorv's aquarium?
Just think of it. Snoot\ is at a dignified middle age
io .ha\ ing celebrated his 57th birthday\ last Saturda\.
Does he appreciate looking like something out of
Idaho? A potato nia\ find being a quisi-manatee OK,
but a full-grown manatee is notlikely to find lh.ppiness
as a quasi-potato.
Spud had to spring to life in Idaho or Maine, both
notoriously frigid places, while manatees like warm so
much that they put up with the stink and heaven knows
what else so they can hang around in the warm water
of industrial di,,ll.irge pipes.
There is an apparent one-upmanship in all this:
People have to make the effort to get to see old Snooty,
while potatoes are sent to people to look at and see if
they look like something else. Most don't, and seem
All told, manatees are friendly folk, outgoing and
pleasant and laid back, while it must be. pretty dull
going for a potato.
Still, this potato has shown no enthusiasm for be-
ing mistaken for a manatee, and that's understandable
have you e\er taken a good look at a manatee close
up and head-on?
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Talented children coming to Island for revue
By Jim Hanson
Some of the music is older than the singers,,
dance routines older than the dancers. But it will all
be new and sparkling when the Entertainment Revue
comes to the Island next week.
It brings a cast of 28 young women from age 6
to 16, each one chosen in an elaborate audition pro-
cess from among 108 hopefuls earlier this year. And
rehearsed and rehearsed until they are almost profes-
They will be at the Island Players' theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, for performances at 7 p.m.
July 28, 29 and 30, plus a matinee at 1 p.m. July 30.
Tickets at $12 are available at the theater box office
or at SunCoast Real Estate in the Island Shopping
Center, 5402 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or by
phone at 813-289-4662,
The ensemble will sing and dance medleys from
Broadway, Hollywood, rock and roll, country, blues,
Singers/dancers were selected after two grueling
days of auditions in Tampa in May. Some were re-
turning troupers from last year and even earlier, for
there is no free ride: Everyone must audition to join
the revue this year.
Some of those selected replace predecessors who
graduated from high school and are ineligible to
come back, and others who have gone on to greater
Jessica Sierra, for one, is on tour now with nine
other finalists from "American Idol" competition;
Willa Ford is carving out her own career as a pop-
singer, now in the Billboard Top 10.
The ensemble has a long, and distinguished re-
umLne, appearing before President Bush and Califor-
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for a fundraiser: the "Today Show,"."CBS This
Morning," "Star Search," and other TV shows, and
at Busch Garden_, Disney World, conventions ga-
lore, sports events, and so on. They do about 40
.shows a year.
The organization began in 1989, growing out of
a summer camp program run by then college student
Cynthia Gries, who is its director to this day. They
performed at nursing homes, gradually grew in num-
bers and talent.
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You hear it along our beach, frequently with a for-
eign accent: "Red tide? Can't something be done?"
The best of science doesn't know what can be done
about it, or even whether anything can be done. But a
lot of those best are working on it from every front they
As with so many things here, it starts with Mote
Marine Laboratory. The original impetus, though,
didn't start there, it started with START.
That is Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, which was
formed through the curiosity and drive of a Longboat
Key man, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jim Patterson.
He was aware those solutions were being sought in
laboratories in many parts of the world, but there was
no central focal point where all the many questions and
the limited answers could be gathered and examined.
In 1996 he founded just such a focal point and con-
jured up a name with a catchy acronym, START. Start-
ing from scratch, a surprising lot has been done since
then. Patterson has been sidelined by a stroke that he
is conquering, but his work goes on along those many
Before Hurricane Dennis, many feared the storm
would roil red tide and blow it near shore. It was bad
enough before the storm, killing marine life and mak-
ing people cough and sneeze and their eyes water.
That didn't happen, though. There's still plenty of
the irritant around, but the storm didn't seem to affect
it as far as the beach is concerned, Mote said. It brings
up still another question: Why? Mote is pursuing that,
Red tides are causedby a microscopic alga always
present in the Gulf of Mexico and in most ocean areas.
Periodically it "blooms," a population explosion whose
causes are still not understood but whose effects are
those dead fish and runny noses, caused by the gas the
Heading the scrutiny of the many aspects of the
pesky alga as Mote's point person is Dr. Barbara
Kirkpatrick, who is also on the START board. Her sci-
entist husband, Gary Kirkpatrick, developed instru-
ments that record red tide blooms.
Barbara Kirkpatrick is directing a look into where and
how a bloom starts; its effects on lihuman health, for ex-
ample why it badly bothers people with lung problems;
and the variations of the toxin in the air and water at dif-
ferent times and under different conditions. She sends
Mote's 46-foot research boat, the "Eugenie Clark," to
Naples and back periodically, sampling the water and
checking how a bloom moves with wind and tide.
Mote is conducting a pilot project into the prospect
of ozone controlling red tide, an application whose-
early results seem promising. It has gone from the labo-
ratory stage to treating a large tank of water,
Kirkpatrick said. If that stage of the experiment shows
promise, a small open-water experiment will follow.
Meanwhile, she and Mote and START are show-
ing the public what is known about red tide with exhib-
its at aquariums, and offering video clips for public
There still remain many more questions than an-
swers, but more resources and people are being concen-
trated on the problem, and it's a good, er, START.
Red tide is addressed on Mote's Web site,
www.mote.org and the toxin hotline at 888-232-8635,
as well as START's Web site, www.startl .com.
... and flooding prompts beach, bay closures
By Jim Hanson
Red tide, hurricanes, rip tides and flooding rains
have resulted in unsafe waters.
Now comes a warning notice from Manatee County
for Coquna Beach North at Bradenton Beach and Whitney
Beach on north Longboat Key. An advisory notice for
Bayfront Park (north) and Coquina Beach South has also
been issued based on bacterial indicators.
A warning/advisory indicates that water contact
may pose an increased risk of infectious disease.
Official approval of water quality comes from
Charles Henry, environmental health director of the
Manatee County Health Department. He should know
- his people test the water every week.
They are looking for fecal coliform and intracocci
bacteria, nasty organisms that bring nothing but woe
PLEASE SEE WATER, NEXT PAGE
AMI chamber talk
focuses on coordinating
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. in
the spirit of the holiday season (read that Christmas and I
New Year's Eve), is hoping to facilitate a calendar of
events that will see the weeks from Thanksgiving to the
new year and from one Island city to the other plotted
out in advance.
Events such as the Prelude, Privateers parade,
Holmes Beach business center open house, lighted boat
parade and fireworks, art shows and Lester Family Fun
. Day will now be "cataloged" in one calendar by the .
chamber of commerce. The chamber will head up holi- "
day lighting contests in all three cities. .
The three Island cities' mayors, Liz Christie-Cline
of the Anna Maria Island Priateers. Sandee Pruett of ,
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, chamber
president Don Schroder, and Bonner Joy and Nancy
Ambrose of The Islander met last week and also dis-
cussed how the e ents the) organize can be spread
evenly over the holiday weeks. "
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said he is
hoping the Christmas Prelude he has sponsored in the N-
past will be sponsored by his city and renamed the
Holiday Prelude. It takes place on Bridge Street in -
Bradenton Beach on Thanksgi% ing night. Prelude spori-. I
sor Legacy III, which has led the annual singalong for
the past eight years, has said it will no longer produce
the popular event, although the group has agreed to He wants you
donate $1,000 to put on the show.
Schroder offered to maintain a calendar and com- Recreating the old U.S. Army recruiting poster,
Schroder offered to maintain a calendar and com-
municate regularly with all interested concerns as to the "Uncle Sam Wants You," Don Goble led the Perico
event schedule. Bay Club's first annual Independence Day parade
Anyone wishing to notice events on the chamber's on Perico Bay Boulevard. After the parade, resident
calendar should call the chamber at 778-1541, or con- magician Arnold Friedman entertained. Arlene
tact Schroder directly at 778-2200. Thompson was chairperson.
Red tide: Questions, few answers
Capt. Kim takes
her show to TV
Capt. Kim Ibasfalean of Capt.
Kim's Tours in Cortez has
taken her show to cable televi-
sion. She is producing a weekly
tour show with.her crew that
will take viewers on a boating
eco-tour, to restaurants and
sight-seeing locations on the
water on Brighthouse Networks
channel 96. Catch Kim every
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. For'
more information or to reach
her, call 920-3307.
S. B) Diana Bogan
In an effort to prevent a rush on applications for
short-term rental licenses in the R-l. single-fanmily.
and R-2, multi-family zoning districts, the Holmes
Beach Planning Commission is reconmmiending that
the cit) conimission issue a moratorium, or zoning-
in-progress notice, retro-active to June 15.
The planning commissioners chose the June date
because thai is when they began discussing limiting
rentals in the R-l andR-2 zoning districts to a mini-
mum of 30 days. Planners also discussed
grandfathering legally licensed short-term rentals for
5-10 years, before requiring they comply with the 30-
day rental limitation. The June date is only a recom-
mendation and is subject to debate and decision by
If the city.commission agrees, any rental licenses
issued during the time designated by the moratorium,
would be in limbo until a final decision is made.
Holmes Beach Public Works Clerk Susan Lonzo
clarified that if a moratorium were. issued, anyone
licensed after June 15 would not legally be allowed
,.-seven-day rentals of his or her property until the plan-
ning commission finishes its review of the entire land
development code, and the city commission reviews
that work. She said the process could take at least
another eight to nine months.
Lonzo said she forwarded the planning
commission's recommendation to Commission
Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens to be included
on an upcoming commission agenda.
Water closures announced
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
and suffering to humans unfortunate enough to contact
either of them. They are human- and animal-caused,
coming from the intestinal tract of humans and animals.
Both are "indicator organisms," said Henry, and
when they reach high levels in water, that water is un--
fit for human company. Henry sends out an alarm -
like the one issued July 19 and it had best be heeded.
He and his staff have 10 testing sites, all of them
on or near Anna Maria Island.
The wind and currents of the Gulf make for effi-
cient and reliable changes of water around the clock,
but the bay is a different story. It has no constant wave
action, no sweeping currents near shore, and the wind
isn't all that reliable as a cleanser. So the department
keeps its testing gear there.
There are two at the north end of Longboat Key,
two at Coquina Beach, two at the Manatee Public
Beach at mid-Island, two at Bayfront Park, and two
along the Palma Sola Causeway. The causeway sees
more warnings than any of the other four locations,
When the tests show a dangerous level of the or-
ganisms, by standards set by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, he issues an "advisory" or, if it's
bad enough, a "warning."
Tuesday was the first such advisory in eight weeks,
Red tide is another problem, which he is thankful
does not fall in his jurisdiction. The tiny organisms that
kill fish and cause discomfort to humans are not related
to or affected by fecal matter, as far as science knows
Wednesday, July 20
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Nooner Lunch" at the Sleepy Lagoon Grill, 5814 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee
7 to 9 p.m. Family safety intervention specialist
Sheila Hurst discusses teen substance abuse at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Thursday, July 21
4 to 7p.m. Wine and cheese tasting at Publix, 3900
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
6:30 p.m. Sierra Club full moon potluck and explora-
tiori at Leffis Key, meet at the Bayside playground,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 752-3200.
Friday, July 22
I to 3p.m. Assisted living open house at Anna Maria
Care, 2202 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Panoramic Explosions" exhibit and
photo signing session v ;th Rolf Bertram at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
7 to 9p.m. Teen night at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407,Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Saturday, July 23
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
11 a.m. Sierra Club walk at Carlton Reserve. Infor-
1 to 3 p.m. Assisted living open house at Anna Maria
Care, 2202 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-
Sunday, July 24
11 a.m. Sandbar Beach Olympics at 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1696.
6 to 8 p.m. Tibetan meditation class at 109 13th St.
S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donations
Monday, July 25
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Beach Blast" Vacation Bible
School begins at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
Tuesday, July 26
2 p.m. -"Fabulous Frame Crafts" for children second-
grade and older presented by Laura Beard at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341. Pre-registration required.
Wednesday, July 27
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning, LBK" at the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, 6690 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-9549.
Tibetan meditation class at 109 13th St. S., Bradenton
Beach, every day. Information: 779-9074. Donations ac-
"Beach Blast" Vacation Bible School at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through July 29. Infor-
"Bioquest" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Aug. 5. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
"Song and Dance Extravaganza" at the Island Players
"Boat Smart" class at the Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron July 30.
Artificial reef cleanup and treasure hunt with Mote
Marine Laboratory July 30.
Gulf Coast Writer's meeting at the Island Branch Li-
brary Aug. 1.
"The Basics of GPS" and "Chart Smart" class at the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Aug. 2.
Teen program with graphic novelist Jon Scott at Island
Branch Library Aug. 3.
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picks up on Island
By Jim Hanson .
Action has redoubled this week on the Anna Maria
Island beach, with sea turtle nests totaling 77,
renourishment work under way, Turtle \Va[ch alertfor
more -turtles and its president patrolling the
renourishment project for Manatee Count\.
Suzi Fox, Turtle Watch president and holder of the
state's sea turtle preservation permit, said the 77 nests
at mid-season for nesting gives the organization hope
for a better showing this year than last. The beaches
hosted 104 nests in the 2004 season, and hopes are for
"way over 100" this year. ,
Of the nests now on the beach, 23 are in the city of
Anna Maria, 25 in Holmes Beach, 29 in Bradenton
Beach. Most have been moved to higher, safer loca-
tions from their original spots in the renourishment.
Fox patrols the beach daily for Manatee County to
assure as much turtle safety as is possible. Turtle Watch
has a $25,000 contract with the county for the job,
which means Fox, since she holds the permit and'the
county has to hire the permit holder, she explained.
The county could contract with her directly, she
said, but prefers to hi\ e tile nonprofit oiganiizliton
the official contractor. Either t\a\. she recei% es the
money and Turtle Watch pays her a salary out of it
under a decision by the TW board of directors. The
county is required to deal with the permit holder, she
She won't get the entire $25,000, she said, "more
like $20,000 tops" when all is totted up at the end of the
six-month contract. The rest goes to Turtle Watch for
The contract requires her to be available for any
contingencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"That's quite a bit below minimum wage," she
Charlie Hunsicker of the county manager's office
said the pay ment schedule in the contract is calculated
on the basis of "unit of services," equal to one calen-
dar day per unit at $100 per day.
Fox noted in defense of Turtle Watch that a simi-
lar -ontract at Turtle Beach on Siesta Key is for
$125,000, and that Mote Marine Laboratory is paid
$90,000 for keeping track of turtles on Sarasota County
Ed Sterba, member of the Turtle Watch board and
vice president, said Fox is doing a fine job that has the
organization's volunteers fired up so "you can't keep
them off the beach, even during Hurricane Dennis."
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The final sale of ti.\xmi s; supplies and artwork at'
:Island's End Bistro marked the end of its use as a
restaurant. Some top items in the auction, which-was
attended by curious and serious shoppers alike, and
managed by professional auctioneers FW Auction,
were 78 chairs that sold for $3,700 and'a player
piano for $280. Some sculptures by Woody Candish
did well, with item.iis IU lias wood-carved palm trees
and dolphins and iron iailiniQs irlinini i filml $475 to
$250. Here, Fred Pacheco is auctioning Woody
Candish orgiiil iarn',n i.. Owner Rhea Chii' said
the sale netted around $10,000 and she was "very
pleased." Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
DOT bringing turn lane
Meeting to Cortez
The Florida Department of Transportation has
scheduled an open house for Thursday, July 28, on the
pending addition of a left-turn lane on Cortez Road in
the village of Cortez.
The public meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct. W.The
DOT district office at Bartow said it will begin-with a
15- to 20-minute presentation by the department, then
be opened for discussion.
The department has contracted with APAC South-
east to widen Cortez Road, put the turn lane down its
center with a traffic lane on each side. It is to run from
119th Street to the Cortez Bridge.
The department indicated the work would begin
about Aug. 15, with the parts requiring lane closures to
be done between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. From 8 a.m. to 6
p.m., "the same number of lanes currently available
will be open to traffic."
Holmes Beach prepares
its 2005-06 budget
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach conimissioners last week discussed
setting the maximum mi llage rate at 2.0 mills. State law
requires atenitative tax rate be established by-all gov-
ernments by Aug. 3. ; : "
:A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of asissessd value of
property less any exemptions. This rate can be lowered
through the adoption of the budget ht the second hearing
in September, but it cannot be raised by elected officials.
The overall proposed budget for the City of
Holmes Beach \v ill be scheduled for review at the first
of two public hearings. .
The proposed budget amount is $10,065,592,
which includes reserves and carryover amounts from
the 2004-05 budget. The actual operating expenses are
proposed to be $7,159,666, up froi last year's
Residents will be allowed to comment on the pro-
posed budget during t\\o public hearings in August or
September, and copies of the preliminary budget are
available at city hall.
Cortez.style homes in Cortez
Fulfilling a pledge made two ears ago when they
bought Hunter's Hill lM.rina in Cortez (The Islander,
April 4, 2003);-Peter and Eva Thurell have submitted
plans to build 39 single-family homes on the 12.5 acre
site at 12504 Cortez Road that \\ ll be done in keeping
with the architectural style of Cortez.
In.addition to single-fainilN homes, each i\ itha mini-
mum lot size of 6,000 square feet, the site plan calls for
seven townhouse units above a 7,000 square foot commer-
cial building. Residents will also have use of a boat slip
and lift. The site plan maintains that traffic patterns along
Cortez Road will not be affected by the residences.
Hunter's Hill Marina, which is also owned by the
Thurells, is located adjacent to the project.
The Thurells submitted a preliminary site plan to
Manatee County two weeks ago. If approved, the
project will be built by Whitehead Construction of
Originally from Sweden, the Thurells have lived in
Cortez part-time for the past 20 years. Their children
and grandchildren are full-time residents.
"This village gets in your blood," said Peter in
2003. "We and our family love it here."
The planned development is on the north side of
The Thurells are presently in Sweden and unavail-
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 20, 2005 M PAGE 13
Dock ordinance sent back
to drafting board
By Diana Bogan
Instead of holding the final hearing of a proposed
ordinance allowing Holmes Beach to lease dock space
in the Sunrise neighborhood boat basin on July 12, city
commissioners sent the ordinance back to the drafting
The ordinance, had it been voted upon, would have
let the city lease docks to qualified boat and property
owners. Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger expressed
liability is a big issue should the city eventually take
charge. He still had other questions as well concerning
whether the city should rebuild the docks uniformly,
creating more spaces than currently exist.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the commission
has come "full circle"'debating recommendations she
made early in the process. She suggested it would be
helpful to have a work session to clarify how the com-
mission now wants to proceed. She noted that in addi-
tion to the Sunrise boat basin, the city has issues with
how its ordinance addresses, docks in T-end canals.
There is not optimum room to put in a boat dock
for a decent-sized boat, she said. "We have a lot of is-
sues," continued Petruff. "We need a more prudent
evaluation to get a feel for problems that are popping
up all over the city."
Petruff advised the commission that statewide
there has been no consistency in how cities are dealing
with the same issues, so although there is not one quick
fix, there are many ideas the commission can consider
on how to approach the problems.
"We've been trying so hard tp please everyone in
Sunrise," said Commissioner Roger Lutz, "and it's
getting too complicated. I agree we should bite the
bullet and look at [rebuilding the docks] ourselves,
SThe commission unanimously agreed.to hold a
special work session devoted to all its waterway and
dock issues in August.
In other business, the commission also rebuffed a
Island police reports-
Anna Maria City
No new reports.
No reports available.
July 11, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Shell's restaurant
parking lot, burglary. A man reported his car stereo
stolen, however during the investigation it was discov-
ered his vehicle tag was registered to his motor home
and the victim does not have a valid driver's license..
July 14, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, driver's li-
cense. A driver backed into a mailbox, destroying it.
request from the Manatee County Planning Department
and county commission to remove Brazilian pepper
trees at Kingfish Boat Ramp.
Although the commission was ameanable to having'
some of the pepper trees removed, it did not want to au-
thorize removal of trees in the western end of the boat
ramp until the impacted condominium owners could be
informed of the proposal to remove the non-native trees.
Most of the property owners return in the fall.
The commission also stated that they had no desire to
see the space behind the city's welcome sign turned into
additional parking for trucks and boat trailers utilizing the
boat ramp, which is part of the county's proposal.
Lutz said the county's proposal is not about remov-
ing pepper trees. "This is the first step to putting more
pickup trucks between two condos. That's what I ob-
ject to, I don't care about pepper trees."
The commission agreed to defer the issue. "We did
a lot of landscaping on the entryway to the Island and
I don't want to see it destroyed for 20 or 30 more park-
ing spaces," said Whitmore. "What we need is more
An officer contacted the driver, who volunteered to
meet the officer to conduct a traffic crash report. The
driver failed to report to the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment on several occasions. After the office discov-
ered the driver's license had been suspended in 2003,
he was given the option to come to -the station on his
own and be given a traffic summons, or continue hid-
ing and have a warrant for, his arrest issued with a re-
quest for increased boid. According to the report, the.
driver failed to comply and continued evading law en-
July 14, 5608 Gulf Drive, Sun Plaza West, crimi-
nal mischief. The property manager of the apartments
reported a pane of glass near the service area of the
elevator had.been broken.
In last week's Islander, a picture of the wrong fence
ran with the article, "How high is too high? Check
back in October." Above is the fence that was the
subject of the complaint, with Anna Maria Building
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Island library updating its teen image
By Diana Bogan,
Librarian Ava Ehde of the Island Branch Library
knows that although cool in temperature, the library
isn't always considered a "cool" or hip place for teens
to spend time. But, she is committed to changing that
With the support of the Friends of the Island
Branch Library, Ehde has spent the past few months
updating the library's young adult, or teen section. In
fact, she has created more of a distinct teen section in
the library and she hopes to continue redesigning it to
include lounge seats.
Books, magazines and. movies specifically for
youths age 9 to 17 can be found on shelves directly
behind the children's enclosed reading section.
In restructuring the teen section, Ehde said she
found books that haven't been circulated more than
once in the past decade. Its no wonder teens aren't uti-
lizing the library, she said, and she figured it was time
to update its teen image with not only new materials but
also teen programs .;
With approximately $800 in support from the
Friends organization, Ehde ordered new materials that
she hopes Island teens will be more enthusiastic about.
This month, new reading material has already be-
gun lining the shelves in the new section. Based on
research from book lists and reviews, Ehde has pur-
chased a lot of graphic. novels on a variety of subjects,
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Graphic novels, referring to the primary use of
images to relate information, are very popular with this
generation of teens. Similar to some degree to comic
books, graphic novels come in many art-styles and are
full novels, some original, some based on classics and
some are non-fiction.
The library now houses graphic novel series like
Jing, Peach Fuzz. InuYasha, B) the S\%ord and more.
There are also graphic novel adaptations of novels by
H.G. Wells and biographies of scientists such as Neals
Bhor. In her selection of graphic novels, which are read
from back to front, Ehde was careful to select series
that appeal to both genders.
She has also purchased new magazines and sport-
ing books that she believes reflect the Island teen com-
munity, such as skateboarding magazines and surfing
books. Recent arrivals include an entire selection of
surf books for girls: "Sister Surfer," "Girls Guide to
Surfing" and "Surf Diva."
Among new selections are popular fiction, how-to
books on graphic-novel illustration styles, bead-craft
and jewelry making, and books dealing with social is-'
sues relevant to teens. She has books written by teens
for teens, such as "Teens Cook" and "Guys Write for
Guys Read." And, even with all the new selections
coming in, the classicsreimain on the shelI es, too.
So far, Ehde says, she has had trouble keeping the
books on the shelves. "They're flying out of here as fast
as I can order them," she said. But, it's not because the
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Now, Ehde is attempting to, hold books so Island
teens have first access to them. For example, she has
a selection of books on graphic-novel illustration on
hold for an upcoming teen program on the same sub-
So far, she says, the Island library is taking the lead
in appealing to today's.teens, and based on its success
may provide an example for other area libraries. "
The biggest challenge so far has been getting the
word out to Island .~ouths. Ehde is seeking input on the
reading, and especially music selections desired.
In August, the Friends will kick off the first in its
series of teen programs. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Jon Scott,
a local illustrator will talk about his first graphic no\ el
and give drawing demonstrations.
Aug. 10, John Malan, co-owner of Nica Rose Sil-
ver, will teach teens how to make their own co\\ r. shell
necklaces, bracelets and anklets. All materials %ill be
Aug. 17, teens will have a second opportunity to
learn more about graphic-no\ el illustration and create
their ow\n poster.
SEhde said she would like to open the library meet-
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Now it's about to grow more.
Accommodations for some 250 to 300 boats are
planned at the site of the present C n C Marine on the
north side of Cortez Road, which Frank Jr. and Jo Anne
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Boat Club LLC.
That entity is represented by a Naples developer,
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property. It is to have wet and dry storage, mostly dry,
for up to 300 boats. He plans to sell the spaces, not rent
as has been the case with the much smaller C n C.
It will substantially expand the Cortez capacity for
keeping boats. There are many boats tied up along the
waterfront, and quite a few up on blocks ashore. As for
marina space, the Seafood Shack has 68 slips and Par-
rot Cove 30. The latter has been completely rebuilt and
is to open for business sometime in July.
Still, the price of purchasing instead of renting
dock and storage space will likely force some boat
owners to sell their craft. Finding replacements for their
C n C slips will be virtually impossible, especially at
the C n C rate at $7.50 per foot of boat.
John Banyas has some large boats stored ashore at
his Cortez Bait & Seafood at the east end of the water-
front, and Karen Bell will provide similar service at the
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'Much Ado' scintillating summer entertainment
By Robert Noble
Islander Theater Critic
Shakespeare is back at Anna Maria's Island PlaN -
ers theater, and it's a time for rejoicing!
Director Kelly Wynn Woodland has % hipped up a
\ hirlik ind of merrimenr t %\ ith a gifted group of mum-
imers, most of \ horn are up to her demanding le el for
her fifth summer of merriment here in "Much Ado
About Nothing." The physicality is audacious, the 'o-
cal work generally sparkling, \\ith robust good humor
and solrinii emotion that tumble over the entire play-
Woodland moves her actions in a forward rush that
is exhilarating, never losing clarity of thought, or emo-
Her staunchest ally is the dazzling work turned in
by Dean Chandler Bowder as a magnificently
mercurialy Benedict. A handsome, dashing young man
with beautifully inflected, sharp, clear speech (some of
it at a mile-a-minute speed), he is a director's dream,
whether trading barbs with his Beatrice (Sara Trem-
bly), carousing with his fellows, or falling head-over-
heels in love. With focused energy and charisma to
burn, this is a performance to be cherished and remem-
bered at awards time.
Other strong male performances came from Stan
Koci, an excellent, authoritative Don Pedro; from
S Ryland Jones, who brought an edgy darkness to brother
Don John, the black-hearted villain of the piece; from
S wonderful Richard Garcia,who lights up the stage with
his buoyant spirit as Leonato, father of the wronged
Hero (Lisa Marie Moscato). Herb Stump had a lot of
fun with that rapscallion Constable Dogberry, bringing
a lusty, low-comedy attack with his watch, three nuts
on-the-loose named Seth Smith, Brian Gordon and
Mark Silpa. They constantly brightened the proceed-
ings with their kooky drill-work, some of Woodland's
most inventive staging. Smith doubled as the Messen-
ger and shows special promise.
Mark Woodland added humor and a pleasant sing-
ing voice to the role of Balthasar, and Steve Credeur
had several strong moments as Antonio. There were
two striking supporting performances from Brian
Beau Bob Bailey, Dean Chandler Bowden,
LisaMarie Moscato and Sara Trembly in "Much
Ado" at the Island Players. Islander Photo: Jack
James Dennis as Conrade, and Damian Jeremy Stone
as Borachio, followers of the nefarious Don John. Their
alert, alive, clearly spoken work was most impressive.
Tom Allen played Friar Francis with an innate good-
ness that glowed. Rick Kopp and Bill Edwards made
nice contributions in small roles.
With such a strong male contingent, the ladies
more than held their own.
Trembley's Beatrice (in spite of a short, modern
haircut that constantly got in the way of believing her
as a Shakespeare lass) was full of temperament, wit and
passion, with several wonderfully original touches.
Moscato's Hero went from giddy bride to anguished
victim with depth and grace. Her scene with friends
Margaret (Heather Kopp) and Ursula (Corinne Wood-
land the third member of the dynasty) was like a
delightful bubble that never burst. Kopp and Corinne
Woodland brought ebullience and imagination to their
every scene that helped propel the play on its merry
Unfortunately, Beau Bob Bailey's Claudio was
totally lacking in energy and vocal equipment vol-
ume, inflection, breath, and clarity were MIA.
Costumes are obviously low-budget, but the boots
and swords were gorgeous. And Bowden's choreogra-
phy was a real plus, especially a spectacular duel be-
tween Stone and Dennis on the lawn at intermission.
Also, the Beatrice and Benedict fight with sword (her)
against his metal vase, wooden stool and broom, end-
ing in a sudden kiss on the mouth that left Beatrice
melting in wonder magical!
Koci doubled with a neat, serviceable set with
plenty of entrances for the giddy comings and goings.
Alise Hart's generally effective lighting had a few dark
spots and Blair Dalton contributed a very pretty wed-
ding gown for Hero.
Highlights: The witty, blithe banter that started in
the first scene and kept bubbling merrily through the
evening; Garcia's rising to eloquence in the scene of
Hero's shaming; H. Kopp's brightly played scene with
Beatrice; the lovely lute music between scenes; and K.
Woodland's double-whammy of two trios trying to
convince Beatrice and Benedict (each of whom hides
in the bushes) that they love each other. Great fun!
Scintillating summer pleasures with the mighty
Will Shakespeare. Thank you Island Players.
Alas,This offering was short and the play has ended
its run at the Island playhouse. But, looking forward,
there's always next summer and the sixth annual
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From deathbed to motorcycle dragster
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By Jim Hanson
You'd think a man who survived cancer would do
something tamer than racing motorcycles.
Not Tony Mione, Anna Maria Island contractor.
He not only competes his specially built Harley
Davidson dragster, he wins. He not only wins, he
shares the thrills _with the next generation.
He is ninth in the United States so far this year.
That's a step up from tenth, where he was in 2003 when
his teammates won the national competition in Las
Vegas. That also was the year that ended for him when
he piled into a guardrail at 110 mph.
That was really humiliating, he said, because it
happened on his home track, the Bradenton Motor
Sports Park, in its grand finale event of the racing year,
the "Snowbird" race.
But mainly nowadays he's bringing the sport to
kids and vice versa. "It's great for kids." he said. "It
teaches them sportsmanship and competition, and it
leads them to help each other v ith their machines. Most
of all they learn ho" to \ in or lose with dignityy"
He's becoming a long-timer on the Island. coming
here in 1989 from Cle\ eland when his mother became
ill. He worked for a\% while for a contractor on Longboat
Key, then took off on his o%\ n to form the successful
Gulf Coast Construction and Consulting Inc. in Holmes
He moved his family to a large house on the
Braden River, but they weren't there long for in 1999
his doctors found that he had a particularly nasty can-
cer. He spent the next year on chemotherapy, sold his
house to pay the bills and settled down for a long con-
During that long and dull period he met Willy
Herschberger, organizer of Harley Davidson motor-
cycle racing at the Bradenton track. Mione's father had
started him on dirt hikes when he was 8 years old, but
lMemor Tony Mione giving Jordan Hinton sendoff. .
the senior NMione died when Tony \\as 12 and he had
drifted a\wa\ from biking.
Herschberger thought drag racing would d do some-
thing for Mione's cancer-induced depression, and he
got Nlione started racing a HarleN in 2000.
It took his mind off his suffering, all right from
a standing start, a quarter of a mile in no more than 10
seconds, well o\er 100 miles an hour.
He graduated to a Buell sport Harley. which he
raced to that high national standing until he lacked
that fence. After that lie sat out 2004 while building
himself a special chassis with a hot Buell motor, his
competition bike now.
His pal Herschberger began promoting junior drag
racing, and Mione quickly joined. He helped parents
choose the machines for their children and then helped
them learn to ride. David and Vanessa Wallace, for
example, owners of David Wallace Air Conditioning
in Bradenton, got two drag bikes, one for Christopher,
13, and one for Shawn, 9.
Kids drag for one-eighth of a mile under the same
racing rules as adults, everything imitative of the
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Mione hauls the local youngsters' machines along
with his own in a large enclosed trailer lie tows with a
big pickup, traveling hundreds and even thousands of
miles for a competition.
They and other parents around the States ended up
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own circuit, for the All Harley Drag Racing Associa-
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children to race, though their safety record is perfect,
Prominent among Mione's prot6g6s is Payton
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"If my brother (Jordan) does it, I want to do it."
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Fishing slowed by storm, red tide, but picking up
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Between Hurricane Dennis's passage and.the spo-
radic red tide blooms, fishing has been hammered but
not drowned in the past week.
Offshore fishing for grouper remains steadily
good, and snapper fishing is hot right now in the Gulf
of Mexico in about 100 feet of water. There are also
some dolphin hookups being reported.
Inshore action for redfish is good as well, plus lots
of trout, flounder and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tommy Butler gets the "catch-of-the-week"
honors for his 90-pound cubara snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said fishing has been tough, but he caught redfish
to 24 inches last week, plus catch-and-release snook,
flounder to 17 inches and yellowtail jacks. He put his
charters onto most of the fish by using artificial bait and
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
grouper fishing offshore is stable in upwards of 100
feet of water. Snapper fishing is also hot right now in
the Gulf, and there were a few catches of dolphin the
fish, not Flipper from last week's Desoto fishing
tournament in Palmetto. Inshore fishing for redfish re-
mains good and is Bill's best bet.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said action at the
pier includes whiting, small catch-and-release snook,
yellowtail jacks, black drum and flounder.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said fish-
ers there are catching mangrove snapper, a few mack-
erel, flounder, black drum and sheepshead.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
There are lots of American red snapper coming in from
the boats in the Desoto fishing tourney last week. In-
shore action for black drum, flounder, mangrove snap-
per, redfish and trout was from in and around Terra
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, reports are that redfish
are thick in Miguel Bay and near Joe's Island. Man-
grove snapper are being caught near the Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge artificial reefs, with some coming in at 16
inches in length, and there, are also a few flounder be-
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said that he's found "fishing to have been
fantastic this past week. Our clients have been catch-
ing lots of gag grouper, caused by Hurricane Dennis
pushing new fish into our area." He said his charters
have been catching gag grouper, red grouper, scamp,
lots of mangrove snapper, many yellowtail snapper as
well as lane snapper, black tip sharks to 5 feet and bar-
racuda to 5 feet in length, mostly caught in about 100
feet of water."
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Eric Jr. and Thomas Hollifield, sons of Eric Hollifield of Georgia, had a great time catching some gag
grouper while on a six-hour charter with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters.
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said catch-and-
release snook fishing is good right now, as are good-
sized redfish plus a few nice-size trout.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
a few sheepshead being caught from the Anna Maria
Island Bridge, some redfish along the Perico Island
shoreline on the higher tides, and catch-and-release
snook near Prices Key at the mouth of Palma Sola Bay,
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's finding-good
fishing to be tough right now, but is able to hook a few
catch-and-release snook, redfish and trout.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said "the current red tide outbreak after the
passage of Hurricane Dennis has done nothing but add
insult to injury" for nearshore fishing. "The couple of
trips I made this past week have produced mixed re-
sults," he added. "Matt Brown visiting from Kansas
enjoyed some fair action on snook, mangrove snapper,
and feisty jack crevalle early in the week. On Friday,.
Jeff Simmons and a crew of-kids were highly disap-
pointed with a morning of fishing that produced pre-
cious few fish and a real lesson in what could have been
by checking out all the dead and dying snook, reds,
trout and flounder floating around Sarasota Bay and
Anna Maria Sound. At this writing, offshore fishing is
wide open and excellent according to all reports from
about 70 feet of water. Even tarpon fishing is happen-
ing out there. Optimistically, I hope the situation will
improve dramatically in the coming week."
On my boat Magic, we caught redfish to 23 inches,
lots of small catch-and-release snook with a couple in
the 30-inch range, as well as some mangrove snapper
from the Skyway Ship Channel.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
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Dennis teaches us new lessons, at cost to others
Dennis hammered the Florida Panhandle last
weekend as a major hurricane, making landfall just east
But some of the worst damage took place about
200 miles to the east, and the impact should serve as a
lesson for Islanders.
Alligator Point and St. Marks are some of the most
beautiful and yet rustic areas of North Florida. Located
about 30 miles south of Tallahassee, Alligator Point is
a barrier island that separates Ochlochpee Bay and the
Gulf of Mexico. There are mostly summer houses, a
Nw ide w hite-sand beach and dunes that are upwards of
a dozen feet high.
St. Marks is on the river of the same name, a small
community of about 350 residences. There is a good-
size marina, an old-style country store.and a couple of
bars including the venerable Posey's, which has some
of the best oysters and coldest beer in that part of the
Dennis pretty much N\ iped both of them out.
The Gulf is very, very shallow fora long. long dis-
tance from shore up there. The hurricane's storm surge
just piled up water like you wouldn't believe and then
pushed it ashore.
All ground-level houses on Alligator Point were
destroyed. Elevated structures fared pretty well. but an\
stairs of structures on the ground were lost. The road
is pretty much gone, and the utilities are out still and
probably will be for quite a while.
Angelo's,. a restaurant on the bay just before the
bridge to the Point,was damaged to the point that the
owners figure it will be at least two years before they
can reopen. With an employment roster of about 80
people, it's the biggest employer in the area, so the
impact is significant not only to restaurant patrons
looking for a good seafood dinner, but also to'wait staff
looking to put some food on their own dinner tables.
St. Marks was hit even harder with an estimated
12-foot storm surge that drenched the already-low-ly-
ing area. About 80 percent of the.houses sustained
flooding. There were pictures of residents walking
down the road in neck-deep water.
; Posey's, which is on the river, had more than 5 feet
of water inside the structure. The owners hope to re-
open within a few weeks, once everything dries out and
all the restaurant equipment and stock is replaced.
What's startling is that Hurricane Dennis passed
Anna Maria Island out.in the Gulf at a distance of about
150 miles. We lost a little beach. had some water in the
streets, had a few docks damaged one severely -
and lost a few tree limbs. That was it.
At a 200-mile distance, the same storm pretty much
wiped out two communities, all due to a storm surge
that piled up in a large, shallow bay a bay not all that
different than Anna Maria Sound or Sarasota Bay or
even Tampa Bay.
There does indeed seem to be some kind of lesson
Dennis quashes another myth?
The following is from a National Hurricane Cen-
ter discussion last week regarding Hurricane Emily.
"While we often talk about the cold wake that hur-
ricanes leave behind, it appears that Hurricane Dennis
has actually made portions of the Caribbean Sea
warmer and hence more favorable for the potential
-development of Emily. Heat content analyses from the
University of Miami indicate that westerly winds on
the south side of Dennis ha\ e spread warm waters from
the northwestern Caribbean eastward to the south and
southeast of Jamaica, an area that could be traversed by
Emily in three days or so."
Sure enough, Emily did strengthen over the
warmer waters and hit just south of Cancun Sunday.
Won't this fun every stop?
More north-south connections
Speaking of lessons learned from our friends to the
north, it seems that they ma\ be learning something -
something bad from us in-the form of toxic algae.
..A tropical algae:has bloomed in some lakes in
Michigan, an algae that has killed alligators in Florida
and sickened visitors who inadvertently drank the wa-
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animals, according to Michigan scientists studying the
outbreak and reported in the Grand Rapids Press. The
algae bloom isn't a red-tide-like outbreak it's only
found in freshwater and it is invisible to the eye, but
is just as nasty.
Researchers are puzzled as to why the algae has
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South Florida lake climate. There is some speculation
that global warming has heated the water up there
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thoughts follow the vein that the stuff thrives in phos-
phate-rich water, and there are elevated levels of phos-
phorous in the lakes in which it's been reported.
Algae blooms: The tiny plant that keeps on giving
and giving everybody a pain.
... and you can help
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission is collecting data, both anecdotal and
scientific, on "the biological status of the bald eagle,
gopher tortoise, manatee and Panama City crayfish,"
with the information to be used during the beginning
phases of its review of listing petitions for the four
"Right now we are looking to gather scientific data
and observations about the biology of these species,"
said Dan Sullivan, who is coordinating the FWC's re-
view of the species. "We will be seeking broad public
input during phase two, after we complete the biologi-
cal assessments, but before the commission makes de-
cisions about each species."
The FWC is "specifically seeking information on
population size and trends, distribution and range,
threats to the species, published population viability
models and specific aspects of the species' life history
that may influence the status of the species," according
to the agency.
With the exception of Panama City crawfish,
we've got all of the listed species in our area. Gopher
tortoises, by the way, thrive on Egmont Key and, we're
told, on Perico Island.
To submit info on the critters in our area, write to
the following by Aug. 31.
Bald eagle: Dan Sullivan, FWC, 620 S. Meridian
St., Mail station 2A, Tallahassee FL 32399-1600. Go-
pher tortoise: Kevin Enge, FWC, 5300 High Bridge
Road, Quincy FL 32351. Manatee: Dr. Elsa Haubold,
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 8th
Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg FL 33701.
FWC noted that, "The manatee is currently listed
as endangered. The bald eagle is listed as threatened.
The gopher tortoise and Panama City crayfish are spe-
cies of special concern."
Speaking of our backyard, the St. Pete Times had
a pretty neat set of photos taken by a woman on a dock
in Tampa Bay at Egmont Key.
The woman, Mary Mathias, was dangling her legs
over a dock on the island just north of Anna Maria
when she got bored with fishing and grabbed a camera
to take some pictures of pelicans.
She saw a fin, a big fin, and snapped a shot. The fin
got closer, and she took another picture, then another,
then realized the fin was coming right toward her dan-
gling tootsies. Mary scrambled up on the dock, finger
still pushing the shutter on the camera, as the 6-foot-
long blacktip jumped about halfway out of the water,
rolled over and died.
Shark experts believe the shark's odd behavior -
blacktips don't do a "Jaws" act and lunge out of the
water to grab people was caused by its death throes
as it succumbed to red tide. Mary just happened to be
too close to the action.
But she got the shots, bless her heart.
Dennis did do one good deed as it passed: It
straightened an offshore reef in the Florida Keys.
The USS Spiegel Grove was a 510-foot-long cargo
and amphibious landing craft that was decommissioned
by the U.S. Navy in 1989. It was gutted and towed to
just off Key Largo, where it was sunk in 2002 to be-
come an artificial reef.
The sinking was bungled, though, and the ship
turned turtle and left about a quarter of its bow stick-
ing out of the water. Artificial reef-sinking experts -
yes, I guess there are such people were eventually
able to get the ship to the bottom in about 130 feet of
water, but rested on its starboard side, not straight on
its keel as all had hoped.
Hope for a straight ship was lost until Dennis came
loping through last week, and the heavy seas and al-
tered currents tipped the Speigel Grove up on its keel.
"I was flabbergasted," one of the reef organizers
told the Associated Press. "Nature took its course and
put it where it belongs."
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Jul 22 3:40 1.5 5:30
Jul 23 3:49 1.5. 6:47
Jul 24 4:04 1.6 7:58
Jul 25 4:26 1.8 9:08
Jul 26 4:47 2.0 10:22
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PAGE 20 M JULY 20, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
Former Islander helps North River to best finish ever
By Kevin Cassidy
Former Island resident and Anna. Maria Island
Little League product Wyatt Easterling is now an in-
tegral part of the North River American 9-10 Division
Little League All-Star team. Easterling moved to Pal-
metto back in December and played for Red Hoagland
Oldsmobile in the 11-12 age division for current all-star
coach Brad Vedder.
Easterling had no trouble fitting in with a new
group of players, according to Coach Vedder. "We love
him," stated Vedder. "He's a good versatile kid who
plays well wherever you put him."
During the District 26 all-star tournament at G.T.
Bray Park in Bradenton, all Easterling and the rest of
his North River American teammates have done is
shock their competition. Much like Anna Maria's little-
feared Little League program, none of the other pro-
grams in the county fear playing against Palmetto's two
annual entrants into the tourney, but this year, in part
because of Easterling's contributions, North River
American advanced all the way to the loser's bracket
finals of the double-elimination tournament.
Easterling didn't have much to say about switch-
ing leagues after he moved, though he did answer "yes"
when pressed about whether he was having more fun
in this year's tournament after getting waxed playing
for the Anna Maria all-stars during last season's tour-
ney at Braden River.
Easterling, along with Vedder's son Brett Vedder,
formed a strong one-two punch on the mound for North
River American, which was a major key to their suc-
cess. Easterling has. contributed three complete-game
pitching performances for North River, including an
impressive five-hitter during North River's 4-2 victory
over Manatee Central on July 5. Easterling also turned
in complete-game performances during two losses to-
Manatee National, which played Manatee East for the
District 26 title July 18.
Easterling and his teammates' season came to an
end on Sunday, July 17, when they dropped a 10-5
decision to Man.atee East. Easterling played third base
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Other major contributors to the North River all-
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Pervous Goff as a Manatee East player slides safely
into third during North River American Little League
The District 26 tournament winners now advance
to Sectional play at Braden River's baseball fields on
Friday, July 22. Stay tuned.
Key Royale Golf news
Nancy Grimme's 35 led a quartet of lady golfers
who shot 37: to win the low-net golf competition at the
Key Royale Golf Club on Tuesday, July-12. Ruth
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Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and Howe Starrett of
New Jersey claimed the top spot in the July 16 horse-
shoe games at the Anna Maria City Hall park The
brotherly team defeated George McKay of Anna Maria
and Tom Rhodes from Cortez.
Winners of the July 13 games were Rod Bussey of
Kentucky and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Games get under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday morning, and are both free and open to
the public. The park is located behind the Anna Maria
City Hall building, at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged
to come and either play or watch the games, There's
ample parking and teams are drawn at random prior to
the games beginning. So come on out, have some fun
and meet some of the Island residents and visitors.
Join Her-icane golf challenge
The Manatee High School Her-icanes girls' soccer
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
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 displayed at all Manatee Her-
icane home. soccer games. A golden goal sponsorship
includes a foursome and a tee or green sign on the
course for $500, or you can simply purchase a tee or
green sign for the tournament for $175.
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To sign up your foursome, list your four players
and their phone numbers with a check written out to
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York Drive, Bradenton FL 34205. For more informa-
tioncall me, Her-icane Coach Cassidy, at 807-1105.
on Island Sunday
With proceeds going to cancer kids, the Sandbar
Beach Olympics will pit 20 teams of six athletes each
against each other Sunday, July 24, at the north end of
The starring event, the water race, is somewhat
shaky and will be until it starts, or doesn't: It depends
on the red tide that has periodically plagued our waters.
If red tide cancels out the event,another just as good
will replace it.
That is the promise of the staff of the Sandbar
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events will take place. They have been working vir-
tually around the clock to get this show on the road.
The water race is a timed event, pitting six swim-
mers per team against the clock. Other events on-the
menu Sunday are a Frisbee throw, keg roll, tray race,
volleyball and others that may crop up.
It is open to anyone, said the Sandbar spokesper-
son, with competitors forming teams of three female
and three male semi-athletes, and can include chil-
dren. The limit is 20 teams. Registration fee is $125
per team. T-shirts, food and beverage will be pro-
Proceeds are to go to the American Cancer
Society's RACK program Reaching Out to Cancer
Registration forms are available at the Sandbar,
778-1696. Sign-in will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, with
the games to start at noon.
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Real Estate Transactions
Island real estate sales
6500 Flotilla Drive, Unit 222, Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, Holmes Beach, a 2,336 sfla / 2,600 sfur 3bed/2bath
condo built in 1979 was sold 06/23/05, Milligan to Pollock
2908 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1,040 sfla /1,050
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 06/21/05, Kratz to Gurskis for $510,000: list $529,000.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 117, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 691 sfla / 771 sfur 1 bed/1 bath condo
built in 1978 was sold 06/24/05, Roehl to KsiazeK for
$350,000; list $359,000.
7300 Gulf Drive, Unit 1, La Casa Costeria, Holmes
Beach, a 1,818 sfla / 2,016 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 2004 was sold 06/30/05, La Casa Costeria LLC to
Lamar for $1,500,000; list $1,500,000.
7300 Gulf Drive, Unit 2, La Casa Costeria, Holmes
Beach, a 1 841 sfla / 2,016 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 2004 was sold 06/28/05, La Casa Costeria LLC to
.KCA Enterprises LLC for $1,500,000; list $1,500,000.
615 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,971 sfla / 4,071
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2001 on
a 90x105 lot was sold 07/01/05, Schoenke to MacLean for
4003 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,592 sfla 4bed/
4bath/2car pool home built in 2005 was sold 06/29/05,
Gaprop Inc. to Hood for $1,220,000; list $1,250,000.
523 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,766 sfla / 2,390 sfur'
3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1970 on a
87x108 lot was sold 07/01/05, Meyer to Roehl for
$900,000; list $929,000.
104 Gulf Drive S., Unit 105, Gulf View condo,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,029 sfla / 1,065 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1980 was sold 06/28/05, Eastman to Mitchell
710 Gladolius St., a 1,477 sfla / 1,994 sfur 3bed/1 bath/
1car pool home built in 1956 on a 50x100 lot was sold 06/
28/05, Hayes to Huff for $735,000.
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5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 37, 5400 Gulf Drive apartments,
Holmes Beach, a 1,188 sfla /-1,269 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo built in 1969 was sold 06/29/05, Turner to
Moyer for $695,000; list $769,000.
215 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla/ 1,390 sfur
3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1977 on a 54x105 lot was
.sold 06/29/05, Roehl to JH 2 LLC for $649,900; list
6405 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a-1;424 sfla / 2,263
sfur.3bed/2bath duplex built in 1955 on a 66x100 lot was
sold 07/01/05, Strongbow Properties LLC to Kimball for
$624,000; list $635,000.
6108 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,112 sfla /1,569
sfur 3bed/1.5bath/1car home built in 1960 on a 90x101 lot
was sold 06/30/05, Borton to Saunders for $600,000; list
2903 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,402 sfla / 2,707
sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1998 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 06/27/05, Island Investments Anna Maria LLC to
Jarema for $550,000; list $569,000.
752 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria a 956 sfla / 1,296
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1968 on a 50x105 lot was
sold 06/30/05, Wickenheiser to 3610 Gulf of Mexico LLC
601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 205, Gulf Watch, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,282 sfla / 1,380 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1986 was sold 07/01/05, Mitchell to Gilroy for $445,000; list
2914 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,190 sfla /1,462
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1950 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 06/27/05, Gonzalez to Brooks lnlernalional Inc. for
$428,000; list $450,000.
3303 Gulf Drive, Unit 2,Sea Pirate, Holmes Beach, a
700 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1969 was sold 06/29/
05, -Kratcha to.Tarka for $388,000; list $395,900.
1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 5, Tradewinds, Bradenton
Beach, a 540 sfur 1 bed/1bath condo built in 1971 was sold
06/28/05, Wieland to LaFlamme for $385,000.
1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 15, Tradewinds, Bradenton
Beach, a 540 sfur 1 bed/1bath condo built in 1971 was sold
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06/28/05, Blackledge to Lennon for $375,000.
214.Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 716 sfla / 960 sfur 1bed/
1bath home built in 1935 on a 52.5x110 lot was sold 06/
30/05, Dagher to Woods for $350,000.
501 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,540 sfla /
2,313 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1959 on a 85x116 lot
was sold 06/27/05, Mathewson to Palawski for $350,000.
6300 Flotilla Dr., Unit 92, Shell Point, Holmes Beach
a 1,151 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973 was sold 06/
27/05, Harter-to Dabah for $340,000; list $385,000.
3705 East Bay Drive, Unit 213, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 1,146 sfla / 1,247 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1980 was sold 07/01/05, Amos to Frenay for $339,000; list
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 266, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 691 sfla / 771 sfur 1bed/1bath condo
built in 1978 was sold 06/27/05, Warfel to Daniels for
2201 Gulf Drive N., Sunset Beach Resort, Bradenton
Beach, a 3,305 sfur hotel/motel with pool built in 1968 on
a 21,000sq/ft lot was sold 07/07/05, J&D Westcoast Ven-
Stures Inc. to Raps Development LLC for $3.5 million.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Units 157 and 258, Tortuga Inn,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,260 sfla / 1,560sfur and a 1,320 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1976 were sold 07/07/05,
Tortuga Partners LLC to Sea Breezes LLC for $1,591,000.
7300 Gulf Drive, Unit 3, La Casa Costeria, Holmes
Beach, a 1,818 sfla / 2,016 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 2004 was sold 07/08/05, La Casa Costeria LLC to
Barnes for $1.5 million.
7300 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, La Casa Costeria, Holmes
Beach, a 1,818 sfla /2,016 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 2004 was sold 07/08/05, La:Casa Costeria LLC to
Better Half LLC for$1.5 million.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Units 153 and 154, Tortuga Inn,
Bradenton Beach, a 913 sfur and a 1,064-sfur 2bed/2bath
and 2bed/1.5 condo built in 1976 were sold 07/07/05,
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GULFVIEW LUXURY-ISLAND HOME Executive Anna
Maria home with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Experience
paradise in luxury one house off of the beach on a quiet,
desirable location. This home offers 3BR/2BA, hardwood
flooring, quality doors, windows and fixtures, custom
cabinetry, Corian countertops, custom lighting, dumbwaiter
and plenty of storage. Tastefully furnished with a touch of
island flavor. Offered at $1,495,000.
BEAUTIFUL 4BR/3BA HOME with view of
Tampa Bay. Only steps to a very private beach
area. Brazilian Teak hardwood floors, granite ?' '
counters, two balconies and much more! a .,--
TIFFANY PLACE CONDO on the Gulf of Mexico:
'., 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.
NORTH POINT HARBOR: Beautiful 3BR/ ...
2.5BA poolhome. On canal with dock and boat
lift. Large kitchen and living areas. Two-car ga-
rage, lots of extras! $1,425,000. .- .
4- .,- 1IBR/IBA CONDO in fabulous Tradewinds
S Resort. Fantastic income. Pool, on-site
S. management. This Gulffront unit is a very short
walk to the beach. $385,000.
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PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICE! Paradise villa ,, .,i
condo's at 305 63rd St., Holmes Beach. Each 3BR/ ,1 i
3.5BA villa has an elevator and a pool. $829,000. .....;
HANDYMAN SPECIAL 2BR/1 BA on a 50x100 lot
The Big Picture...it's all about the real estate!
A tnn nrnlduinr at Islanrd Ral F.tate Inc_ Call Marianne at (941) 778-6066.
BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEY! 2BR/2BA freestanding
villa with wood floors. Private beach access, marina, boat
slips, 55-plus. $329,000.
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Tortuga Partners LLC to Sea Breezes South LLC for
5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 607, Martinique North, Holmes
Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo
built in 1971 was sold 07/05/05, Shardell to Wolf for
$950,000; list $969,900.
527 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,497 sfla / 2,338 sfur
2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1963 on a
100x108 lot was sold 07/06/05, Kohlmann to Harper for
$855,000; list $879,000.
206 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,980 sfur 4bed/4bath
duplex with pool built in 1956 on a 118x105 lot was sold
07/08/05, Granquist to RCB Properties for $825,000.
112 Fourth St. S., Unit 2, Old Bridge Village,
Bradenton Beach a 1,902 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
2004 was sold 07/05/05, Old Bridge Village LLP to Brooke
7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Tiffany Place, Holmes
Beach, a 1,610 sfla / 1,790 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 1978 was sold 07/05/05, Mahoney to Jones for
$810,000; list $819,500.
2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 27, Anna Maria Island Club,
Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo built in 1984 was sold 07/07/05, Detterbeck
to Gulf Beach Management Inc. for $800,000.
601 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,972 sfla / 2,909
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a
131x138 lot was sold 07/07/05, Humphreys to Richardson
for $775,000; list $799,500.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Units 155 and 256, Tortuga,
Bradenton Beach, a 464 sfur and 710sfla / 830 sfur, each
1bed/lbath condo built in 1976, were sold 07/07/05,
Tortuga Partners LLC to Sea Breezes North LLC for
517 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,734 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar canalfront home built in 1967 on a 85x104
lot was sold 07/07/05, Bowen to Carlsten for $730,000.
6407 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,520 sfla / 4,104
sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1966 on a 67x100 lot was
sold 07/06/05, Vasilantone to Misiorowski for $715,000; list
215 84th St., Holmes Beach, a-2,064 sfla / 2,863 sfur
4bed/2.5bath/2car home with deeded boat slip built in 2000
on a 90x100 lot was sold 07/05/05, Moore to Godden for
$672,000; list $699,900.
7304 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,592 sfla /
2,460 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1994 on a 89x90
lot was sold 07/06/05, Lecroy to Holmes Beachside Re-
treat LLC. for $671,000; list $699,900.
2216 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50x126
lot was sold 07/08/05, Jarrett to Gulf Coast Properties
Florida LLC. for $645,000.
2218 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50x126
lot was sold 07/06/05, Barlow to O'Neill & Pearce Invest-
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Starz shine on Anna Maria Island
Starz Real Estate has just opened its office at 2218 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton Beach and broker Court
Zoller, left, and sales agent Luis Najmy are ready for the stars to shine on Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo:
ments LLC. for $645,000.
781 Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria, a 2,005 sfla/ 2,584
sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1959 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 07/08/05, McNulty to Vanweelden for $645,000;
401 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,592 sfla / 2,408 sfur
3bed/2.5bath/2car half duplex built in 1989 on a 62x85 lot
was sold 07/05/05, Mills to Meyer for $475,000; list
3703 Fifth Ave., Unit 1, Seacrest, Holmes Beach, a
1,172 sfla / 1,444 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1985 was
sold 07/06/05, Sammer to Brazier for $463,000; list
1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 221, Summer Sands,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,259 sfla / 1,349 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1982 was sold 07/07/05, Menzies to Bradford
Sutcliffe Insurance Associates Inc. for $450,000.
1801 Gulf Drive .N:, Unit 236, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1140 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1978 was sold 07/07/05, Schlegel to
McGovern for $399,500; list $415,000.
611 Gulf Drive N., Unit C29, Imperial House,
Bradenton Beach, a 858 sfur 2bed/1 bath condo built in
1969 was sold 07/08/05, Gonzalez to Robertson for
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 216, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1140 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1978 was sold 07/06/05, Wrightman to
Stallas for $307,500.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of
Holmes Beach, can be reached at (941) 713-4755 direct,
or at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transactions may also be
viewed online at www.islander.org. Copyright 2005.
S? Professional REALTORS representing
" buyers and sellers with
Heather Absten, P.A.
fer Absten, P.A.
13,728 SF duplex lot, w/ the bonus of a recently renovated duplex.
Don't miss this one! Six bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and plenty of room for
TWO pools! Call today for more details! $849,000
MOVE RIGHT IN
Enjoy Island living in this beautifully remodeled home located in Anna
Maria. Granite counter tops, wood floors, brand new carpet, beautiful
tongue and groove vaulted ceilings, custom tiled showers and much
more! It's a must see! $829,000
Brand New Construction Under $800,000 with Pool
Two new Key West-style town homes under construction. 3BR/2.5BA, two-car.
garage, metal roof hardy plank siding, Evergrain decking, granite counters, high
ceilings and two-zone air conditioning $799,000. Call for more details!
IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE
S-_ 3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home just 2 blocks from
Sthe beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. .Very well
o. maintained, large bedrooms, master suite with
__ dual showers, oversized 2-car garage with work-
...-i M0 b .,* shop area in back bonus recreation area
'WL 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.
Property Management and Leasing
Manatee MLS as of 07/12/05 Total Island Properties For Sale: 203
(SFR, Condo, Duple) Median Price: $829,000
Total Pending: 109 Median Price: $695,000
Total Sold Since 1/1/05: 213 Median Price: $595,000
Call us for Annual
and Seasonal Rentals, .t
Realtor attended Anna Maria Elementary School, University of MN (BA) and UCLA Business School
401 Manatee Avenue Holmes Beach 941-778-7777
Start searching for your dream home today
without leaving your house!
Let me show you how! Save time, gas and
frustration. Call or e-mail me for details
Richard N. Armstrong, Realtor, CRS
Direct: (941) 737-4457
Phone: (941) 778-7777
Fax: (941) 794-0208
Toll-Free: (800) 630-7497
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, ulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Waterfront homes and condo's from the
$500,000's. Properties in all areas-
some with acreage. Call for details!
Barbara Ragan, 322-6203 or 545-6371
professionalism and ease
when buying or selling
V Contact Annique
S Lesage-Potocki to
find out how easy
W ; it can be. Call me
\ at (941) 448-4939
There is no better time and location
to invest in a second home but on
one of the barrier islands.
7 7Adina Husak
I speak English,
German, Czech and
,, Call me for a market
analysis at 224-8448
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By Rick Catlin
Splash for graphics
Alice Domey of Bradenton Beach
has opened Splash Graphics, a full-ser--
vice graphics design shop that special-
izes in signs, decals and vinyl lettering.
"I'll do signs, magnetics, decals,
anything," Alice said. "If you need bow
numbers on your boat, a special tag on
a trailer or work van, refrigerator mag-
nets, business cards --I do it all myself,
as well as custom license plates."
She will produce custom logos for
businesses or individuals too, she said,
as well as stationary and other products.
Signage includes applications for
real estate, OSHA requirements, yard
sales, even parties and golf tournaments.
Alice moved to the Island from
northern Vermont, where she was chief
financial officer for a meat packing
plant. "After 20 years," she said with a
laugh, "I decided it was time to get out
of the north."
Alice and Splash Graphics are avail-
able by phone at 345-5520.
A "Good Morning, Longboat Key"
breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednes-
day, July 27, at the Chamber of Commerce
office, 6690 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 387-9519.
Century 2-1 Alliance, the largest Century 21 company on the East.Coast, opened its doors at 6207 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 15. It is the first Bradenton location Century 21 Allhnct hai opeidii. The
broker is Anthony Tiberini. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Fantasy Travel gets its
"certificate of achieve-
ment" from Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines
for "outstanding sales
and service in 2004."
From left are Pieter
Hahn, Teresa Mairiqraf
and Ben Mixter of
Fantasy, Debby Meyers
of Royal Caribbean, and
Debbie Crissman of
Fantasy. The travel
agency is at 6630 Cortez
Road. Islander Photo:
, IAMY GORDAN
Dedicated to service
Expertise in renovation
-- and rehabilitation
S* Island, waterfront and area
^ lifestyle specialist
S ThA .IEl EL 0)l Gull Cijjl I:.il Estate
Conlact Amyr for all of your
i" REAL ESTATE needs!
INN BEACH RESORT
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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
S2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA
I-. enclosed lower area
S r.- with garage and
storage. Both sides
i r :" ~rented. Property on
SClark Spring Lake.
Selling AS IS. $469,900. Please call Mike Carleton,
Realtor, 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker,
"The Best Resmnt on the Islamu."* A Private Ownersuhip
Opporrunit- 23 lux-ur-, furnished. 2-bedroom. 2-bath condominl-
um apartments no\w available, rmarnv with spectacular Gulf or
Bay views. Spacious floor plans The gorgeous property runs
from the private Gulf beach to Sarasota Bay. and has 3 pools.
fountains and garden courrvards Private dock with 14 boat slips
available for sale. Hotel managed by ResortQuest International.
Construction pricing available
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S f-Bay Realty
I of Anna Maria Inc.
C 5309 Gu Zfrive
boLea Beaed, FL5 34217
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BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEY! Beautifully maintained
2BR/2BA unit in Spanish Main. Clubhouse, pool, putting green,
boat docks and private beach access. 55-plus. Reduced to $329,000.
Call Jesse Brisson (941) 713-4755
I believe that Real Estate is a business that
requires clear communication. If you appreciate
someone who believes in talking straight, give
me a call today. Find out why I am one of the.
area's leading Real Estate professionals.
A Paradise Realty
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Toll Free: 800-237-2252
Diamond Shores Realty Inc
I Licensed Real Estate Broker I
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TV WALL MOUNT: Hammacher Schlemmer televi-
sion wall mount. Holds up to 27-inch TV. Swivels 90
left or right, tilts 100 forward. Includes wall mount
brackets and safety strap. $25. (941) 778-1102.
KENMORE GAS Dryer, super capacity, new, white.
$250. (941) 779-1165, after7pm or755-7275, leave
MAPLE ARMOIRE: 76 by 48 by 24 inch. Excel-
lent condition. New $1,200, asking $595. (941)
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.'
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.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS & ANTIQUES. Weekly spe-
cials: shell, abalone, glass, turquoise, necklaces,
earrings, bracelets, 50-60 percent off; all sterling
jewelry, 50-percent off; collectibles, bone china cups
and saucers; 25-percent off select gifts, antiques,
art, vintage jewelry; storewide, 40-50-percent off.
Open seven days 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0729
1998 CHEVROLET Camaro. Runs good, cold air.
$1,900. (941) 518-5936.
LEFT BEHIND: BLUE crate filled with birthday gift
bags. Left at parade prep area, Coquina Beach, July
4; 10am. Debbie, (941) 778-0268.
FOUND: NOKIA CELL ::;ho.ne neai 63rd Street boat
ramp. Call (941) 778-1102.
-FOUND: SPRINGER SPANIEL, male. Holmes
Beach. (941) 720-0913.
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Res-
taurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bu-
reau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813)
ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCFREENSAVER! Experi-
ence 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 person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office; 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
GIFT SHOP: Great mom-and-pop opportunity in
-outstanding resort area. Good location, good lease.
Just $238,000, including inventory. Confidentiality
agreement required for details. Longview Realty,
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,
SELL it fast witn an ad in The Islander.
SADULT CATS in desperate heed of loving homes.
SAll are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.
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) 778-
22-FOOT ANGLER:- Center console, older model,
great hull. $2,500. (941):778-5900.
SAILBOATS FOR SALE: 13-foot Sunfish, $250; 11-
foot Mini-Sunfish, $600; 13-foot Zuma, $1,200; 17-
foot Daysailor with 'new 3.5- hp motor, $1,400; 25-
foot Catalina, $6,800). All located on Anna Maria.
1974/1995 28-PLUS-foot Winner hardtop custom
cabin cruiser. Sleeps six comfortably, full head, 320-
plus mile range. Fish & Cruise. radar, loran, Furuno
fish finder, VHF, autopilot, hailer. 11.5-foot beam.
Livewell, fresh and saltwaterwash down. Crusader
454/350 FWC. $30,000.00 firm. (941) 920-7249.
2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6
inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun!
Call ,(941) 778-6234, or e-mail
email@example.com. $12,900 or best offer.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike-Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
Saturday July 23 12noon-4pm
100 Sycamore Ave Anna Maria
cabin home on
100 feet of direct
and priced based
Louis Najmy, Realtor
Free beach cottage...When you purchase the direct
Gulf lot now priced below land value. Magnificent
views from the living room, dining area and both bed-
rooms and the slate entry, fireplace, 50's bath and
sunny kitchen are added compliments. Open-plan with
beamed ceiling and private deck on the beach. Survi-
vor of storms -for over 50 years. Reduced to.
A .' t,: ,' .,, .., t(. '**f" "
Attractive elevated home only 275 feet to beach. Area
of prestigious homes on the Island's North end.
2BR/2BA and refurbished in 2002 with new kitchen,
upgrades in bathrooms, new Amana heat pump
system and eight runs of new ductwork. Lovely 16"
tile throughout great room and kitchen with carpeted
bedrooms. Freshly painted interior. Neutral decor...
all you need is your furnishings. $725,000.
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin. Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941)
ALL POSITIONS: Caf6 on the Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
PART-TIME WEEKEND office receptionist for area
motel. Call Janet, (941) 778-2780.
FRONT-DESK POSITION for busy electrical con-
tracting company. Scheduling and dispatching ex-
perience required. Heavy phone work, multi-task-
S ing. Call (941) 778-4454.
HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak En-
glish, have own transportation, weekends a must.
(941) 778-1010, ext. 0.
ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR: develop and instruct
children in after-school activities designed to pro-
mote social, physical and intellectual growth for chil-
dren in grades K-5. Ideal candidates enrolled in edu-
cation degree program or willing to obtain 40-hour
DCF childcare certification, first aid/CPR certified.
Valid CDL a plus. Part-time Monday-Friday, 1:30-
6pm. Pays between $7.50-$13.50/hour depending
upon experience. Full-time available with office re-
sponsibilities. E-mail resume,
EXPERIENCED, KIND, mature childcare provider
needed to come to our home. Please call for more
information, (941) 792-3261.
BEFORE SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Earn $75/week,
Monday-Friday, 7-8:30am. Develop and instruct chil-
dren in before school activities designed to promote
social, physical and intellectual growth. Outgoing
individual with a passion for youth education and
development. E-mail resume,
ELECTRICIAN: ESTABLISHED SERVICE-ori-
ented company. Must be able to troubleshoot.
Minimum five years experience in the trade. Cer-
tification a plus. Vacation and health benefits. Call
WANTED: ROADIE/soundperson for local, popular,
busy band. Ambitious, responsible, valid drivers li-
cense. Will train. (941) 778-1086.
BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or
part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and din-
ner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
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 in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
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. Pre-
viously head of church nursery. Call Elyse, (941)
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 house-
work. $5/hour. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. (941)
SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen
will make and deliver sandbags to your Island resi-
dence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Gemma, responsible,
experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and
first-aid certified. (941)447-9657.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
GREAT MONEY MAKER ,
Currently renting for $2,900-$3,900/week with -
excellent rental history in place. -
One year old 5BR/5BA, four-car garage and elevator. Outside spiral -.-. ,
staircase leading down to lush heated pool area overlooking bay. -
Beautifully furnished and tiled throughout. Private dock and great ISLAND DUPLEX:Steps to beach. Reduced to $699,000
fishing. $2,490,000. Virtual tour: www.flrealtour.com/mls031305/realtor. before remodeling continues. Investors and builders bring your
imaginations. Gulfviews possible. 2BR/1BA on large corner lot.
IS SUTTON GROUP REALTY Awne Hlber, Realtor (941) 713-9835
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, 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.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, in-
sured. (941) 778-0944.
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician.for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable net-
works, 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/re-
placement. Plus, get your hurricane panels now!
Cut, primed and installed with easy-mount fasteners.
$85/sheet, first story. (941) 730-1399. E-mail
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)
IMMACULATE CLEANING, detailing and decorat-.
ing. Call Sandy for unbeatable service! Residential
or commercial. (941) 798-9484.
COMPUTER WIZ: Acquisition, installation, training,
support. For investor, small business and families.
Many years experience. Call Greg, (941) 704-0667.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits,
weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets!
Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.
2BR/2BA Shell Point condominium overlooking
the bayou, Key Royale bridge and bay. You'll
love it! Features: carport, recreation building,
tennis court, putting green, turnkey furnished.
Won't last long! $525,000.
0 ) lean Holmes Realty
.rW 778-2924 cell: 915-2430
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* bay view if second addition was added. $1,200,000.
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
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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, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential.service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years ex-
perience. 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.
MASTER YOUR Computer! No school; book or
person can teach as much or fast as this retired
computer teacher. Repairs. (941) 383-5372.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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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.
Call Chris and John
Christine T. Shaw, or A.NA MARIA ISANOw, Me.
John van Zandt,
Realtors 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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can be rebuilt.
Check out "Stone's Throw" and "Shooting Star"
at www.annamariaparadise.com. $749,000.
Call Sue Carlson for more
information on these great listings!
An Island Place Realty
411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free.estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn and land-
scape maintenance. Great rates. Excellent Island
references. Also planting and landscapes. Call (941)
778-2335 or 284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell
phone" (941) 720-0770.
REAL ESTATE LLC
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.
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.
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-
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
MOBILE HOME ON WOODED LOT
1BR/1BA mobile home on large wooded lot with fruit
trees and fence. Central location, room for a pool and
lots of room for RV or boat storage. Dead end street
with 125 feet on Wares Creek. Could divide into two
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
SimPly the Best
A LANDMARK POPULAR
Gulffront restaurant, with
lots of parking. Grosses about
/ two million yearly. Owner
r/\ retiring. Call for details.
PALMA SOLA 4BR/2BA, two-car garage. 2,800 sf
under roof, five minutes to beach. Truly move-in
condition with top ofthe line everything. $499,000.
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 live mninuite to the' beacl-h
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.
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BAYFRONT Large 2BR/2BA, new dock and
sailboat water. Also has guest cottage/mother-in-law-
apartment. Zoned duplex. $1,350,000.-
HUGE TWO FAMILY Wonderful floor plan. Almost
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.
M ike aoj 800-367-1617
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Tuesday and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ir-
rigation with treated waste water allowed any time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the
car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
2- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permit-
ted any day.
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KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of
Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
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 refer-
ences. 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 esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, (941) 726-3077.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.-
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941)
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and res-
toration. Quality work. Over 20 years experi-
ence. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling; pres-.
sure washing and tree trimming.-Call (941) 778-6170
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bath-
rooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years ex-
perience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall re-
pairs, 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.
RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Demo, car-
pentry, installation, windows, drywall, finishing, tex-
ture, doors. Call (941) 320-2506 or 778-0540.
HOME IMPROVEMENT: Repair, painting, tile. Lo-
cal references. 25 years experience. Call John at
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
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, cableTV, 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:
WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, JBR/
1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/ 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/
1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk
to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly,
seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
MARINERS COVE: Annual unfurnished 3BR/2.5BA
bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158 sf of liv-
ing area. Gated community with heated pool, tennis,
elevator and protected deep-water boat dock. Call
Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner, (941) 778-2246 or
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes
Beach, one block from beach. $950/month plus utili-
ties, no pets. First, last month, plus security. Refer-
ences. Call Ed, (860) 227-5142.
SPACIOUS ISLAND VILLA: 2BR/2BA split plan
with Florida room, garage and laundry. 1,300-plus
sf. Fruit trees, walk to White Avenue beach. Ah-"
nual, $1,275/month. Unfurnished. (941) 745-0959
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA home with
large boat dock on canal. Walk to beach. (941)
BRADENTON BEACH duplex on Intracoastal wa-
ter. Dock davits, laundry, modern with all appli-
ances. First, last, security. Annual $1,100/month.
WANTED: WINTER seasonal rental. Prefer pool,
dock and garage. (715) 747-3111.
WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide vari-
ety of condos and houses starting at-$1,500/
month. Annual rental; 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,
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ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA, Anna Maria, washer/dryer
hookup, newly remodeled, steps to beach, shopping
and restaurants. Available July 15. $950/month.
ANNUAL CONDOS: BAYVIEW Terrace. Pool on
bay, one block to beach, ground level. Nonsmoking,
no pets. 1BR $900/month, and 2BR $1,200/month.
1BR/1BA DOWNTOWN Sarasota, theater district.
Palm Avenue, Francis Carleton. Annual. $1,300/
month including water, cable, washer/dryer. (941)
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA ground-
level duplex. Completely furnished. One house from
Gulf. No pets, nonsmoking. (813) 689-0925, or e-
FOR. RENT: ANNA Maria Island Club on the
beachfront. 2BR/2BA fully furnished and
equipped. Rent anytime. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. (317) 873-3307.
SANDPIPER MOBILE 55-plus, 2BR/1BA annual
$750/month, seasonal $1,400/month; 1BR/1BA
annual $650/month, seasonal $1,200/month. Non-
smoking, Clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (941)
778-3051 or (775) 338-9492.
VACATION WATERFRONT rental: 1BR and 2BR
home, best location, dock, beach, walk to park, like
new.. (941) 779-9074. E-mail:
gwalker43 @ hotmail.com.
BAYFRONT SOUTHWEST Bradenton: 2BR/2BA
condo, boat dock available, spacious new interior,
pool, tennis. $1,350/month. Available as four-month-
minimum to annual. (941) 650-4197.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.
2BR/1BA BEACH HOUSE: 100 yards to beach.
$475/week. (949) 813-4900.
SEASIDE BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/
month, $500/week. One short block to Anna
Maria City .Pier. Very cute! 2BR/1BA, pet
friendly. Call Maureen (941) 778-0542 or 730-
0587 for more information.
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.
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.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or-order online www.islander.org.
VACATION RENTALS in the Village of Cortez.
Adorable 2BR updated apartments in a very quiet
setting. Walk and bicycle the 75 acres of preserva-
tion trails around the village. Stroll to great local fish
restaurants and still only one mile to the beach! Well
behaved pets allowed. Call Maureen (941) 778-
0542 or 730-0587 for more information.
DIRECT GULFFRONT BEACH: Anna Maria vaca-
tion apartments. Choice 1BR, 2BR and 3BR, fully
equipped, tropical, private with porches, sundeck
and laundry. (941) 778-3143.
ANNUAL BEACHFRONT: 2BR/1BA Shell Cove
condo. Tile, updated, unfurnished. Immediate occu-
pancy. $1,200/month. Mt.-Vernon Property Manage-
ment. Bonnie Bissett, (941) 957-4677, ext. 259.
PALMA SOLA: one block from bay. 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, screened pool, large, lanai. Modern
.kitchen. 1,645 sf. Nonsmoking, no pets. $1,600/
month. (941) 778-3051 or (775) 338-9492.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941)'778-3426. Web site
VACATION RENTAL: Runaway Bay, 1BR, sleeps
four. Pool, tennis, golf clubs, rackets, fishing poles.
Through Nov. 30, $600/week. (941) 778-9378.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Annual rental, 2BR/2BA, first-
floor condo with lovely pond view. Very reasonable.
HOLMES BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, walk
to beach and shops. Three to six months, $750/
month, including most utilities. No pets, nonsmok-
ing. (703) 790-0077.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1 BA upstairs apartment,
$525/month; 1BR/1BA ground-level apartment,
$850/month; 2BR/2BA home, unfurnished on canal.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291 or
1,200 SF DUPLEX: 2BR/1.5BA, pool, large kitchen,
porch, fenced yard. Small pet maybe. August 1-
January 1. $900/month. 206 82nd Street, Holmes
Beach. (941) 778-3104 or 504-1330.
GULFVIEW RESORT MOBILE home: 1BR/1BA
recently remodeled, 55-plus. $850/month. (941)
DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: Elevated 2BR/1BA
with pristine beach right out your back door. $1,900/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
OH SO CLOSE to the beach! 2BR/2BA very private
with vaulted ceilings, wood beams. Water and basic
cable included for $1,000/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SIT AND WATCH the dolphins play as the sun sets!
Bayfront condo 2BR/2BA with gated community and
pool. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
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CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN Sarasota: Unfurnished 1BR/
1 BA apartment. $650/month for six month lease. Refer-
ences, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2404 Avenue B. 1 BR/1 BA ef-
ficiency. Steps to the beach/bay/park. For one or
a couple in love. $550/month, $300 deposit.
Water included, pet friendly. (941) 778-6690.
LAKE CHATUGE, Hayesville, N.C. Monthly/seasonal
rental. 3BR/1.5BA, one street from lake, boat slip -
$900-2,000/month. www.chatugerentals.com or (800)
PALMTREE ESTATES professional home management
and vacation rental service. Bi-weekely specials for clean-
ing services and senior discounts. For cleaning, call (941)
778-5810. For vacation rentals visit
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach one block
to beach. Fridge, laundry, stove. Unfurnished. $650/
month. (941) 778-5181.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach 1BR. Available Aug.
5. $600/month, plus utilities and deposit. (941) 778-6541
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condo-
miniums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at
$329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car garage.
Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $495,000. Excalibur Realty
Inc., (941) 792-5566.
LOWEST PRICE WATERFRONT condo, Holmes Beach.
Just bring your toothbrush and bathing suit! Heated pool,'
spa, tennis, pets OK. $479,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell
Banker. (941) 751-1155.
CASH-COW Condo on Anna Maria Island. Takes in about
$30,000 annually. Purchase price $350,000. What else do
you need to know? Call Barry Gould, (941) 448-5500 or
Ted Schlegel, 518-6117. Island Vacation Properties.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
GULF WATCH 2 BD/2 BA with almost 1,300
sf of living space. Tile throughout. Nicely
furnished & rental friendly too. Walk across
the street to white sandy beach. Asking
$459,000. Call Cindy 941-504-6176.
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BREATHTAKING 2BR/2BA condo with
breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
beach access. Upstairs unit with parking
below. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Saturday-Sunday, July 23-
24. 6400 Flotilla Drive #11, Westbay Pointe & Moor-
ings, Holmes Beach. First-floor, end-unit 2BR/2BA
condo. Newly painted, tiled. Pool, tennis, fishing,
docks nearby. (941) 778-1264 or (800) 696.-3050.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see the beauti-
ful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina moun-
tains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, N.C.
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the foot-
hills of North Carolina. Deep water lake with 90 miles
of shoreline. 20 percent redevelopment discounts and
90-percent financing. No payment for one year. Call
now for best selection. www.nclakefrontproperties.com
GATED MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY near Asheville, N.C.
Spectacular view and river lots. Clubhouse, paved roads,
hiking, fishing. Grand opening Aug.12-15. Huge incen-
tives! (866) 411-5263 www.BearRiverLodge.net.
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.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS :::Helena Mont. 4.7 acres,
S$79,990. Ride out your backdoor to. millions of acres of
national forest' Awesome lake and mountain views, close
to Canyon Ferry Lake, minutes to Helena. Soils tested,
utilities, ready to build on. Call owner, (888) 770-2240.
EASTALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale one-hour
west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Great for enjoyment or
investment. 15-acres, $54,250; 512 acres, $1,485,000.
More information, call Gary McCurdy (256) 239-8001.
COOL SUMMERS/SKI WINTERS. Need partners to
share new Beech Mountain, N.C .house. 5BR/.5BA. Two
acres with waterfalls. Great view, 5300-foot elevation. Use
six summer weeks, plus six other weeks each year. Only
$130,000 per 1/4th interest. Call (704) 987-9295.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
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.
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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.
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
BAY FRONT WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS.
Turnkey 2BD/ 2BA unit with wide open water
views. Covered parking and a boat dock, as
well. Don't miss this one! $555,000 Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky.
$99,900. Authentic 2,400 sf lakefront log cabin,
Jamestown/Russell Springs area. Available July 30. Call
now, (800) 770-9311, ext. 860.
GEORGIA LAND FOR SALE. East-central Georgia 10 to
300 acres. Owner financed. Starting at $1,800/acre.
Brashear Realty, (706) 722-4308. complete details,
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 www.fllandbargains.com.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN property: lot 106 with
great view, only $38,000. Private community with river
and lake access. Swim, fish, hike. Other lots from $20,000
to $85,000. (800) 699-1289 or
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 moun-
tain lakes in America! Large, estate-size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous woods, panoramic views. Paved
roads, county water, utilities. Lake access from $29.900.
Low financing. Call now (800) 564-5092, exl. 215. 'Re-
HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH Carolina Mountains. Very
Upscale, new, 3BR/3.5BA Deltec. Small galed, quiet
neighborhood. 3000 foot; cool, private. 10 miles off 1-26.
Easy access..Reduced. $625,900. (828) 693-1218. Won't
last! Acreage available.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOWOUT: Fla. product approved.
30 by 40, 40 by 60, 40 by 100. Limited offer. (800) 300-
2470, ext. 4. www.allbldg.com
BUILDING SALE! Rock bottom prices! Final clearance!
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. Many others.
Ends/accessories optional. Pioneer, (800) 668-5422..
ALL STEEL BUILDINGS super sale! 24 by 30, $4,476; 38
by 38, $5,984; 48 by 30, $12,974. Save thousands! Call
Bob, (800) 863-9128.
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.
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Private'money available for those
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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, I.aie r.i.:lu,- 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.
i I N INGoRElTIIN"C N I [ELP!
NORTH LONGBOAT KEY
Rarely available condo
-:^ Two bedroom, two bath
r West of Gulf of Mexico Drive
and just a short stroll to
S ,.beautiful Gulf beach!
'r e en 941 77840455 www.greenreal.com
RE ''k e E TE 9906 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
' RE AL E TATE Ken Jackson, 778-6986 Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
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MaureenDahm, 778-0542 Marilyn Kemish, 778-7627
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Residence for Sale
Stunning 2BR condo-
minium. Margaritas and
Jimmy Buffett music
welcome you to your
piece of paradise.
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I DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!
Rare 5BR/3.5BA, across from beach access
with spacious open floor plan. Large kitchen
with breakfast bar. Master suite on main floor.
Tile floors, screened lanaiand a large open
deck-great for tanning! Oversized four-car
Larry Albert Tr
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A Great Place To Live...
A Wonderful Way Of Life!
SThis fantastic 3BR/2BA with a two-
S car garage screams island living at
"- -, its best! Open floor plan with large
l l', kitchen area and stairs leading down
to the large bonus room for the kids
6 _,4 or storage. One block off of the
breath taking shores of Anna Maria
Island. Priced to sell at $599,000.
S'... .... Call Dean Jones at (941) 345-7335
Realtor with Brenda DeArmond Realty
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ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA HOME Completely updated and
immaculate. Tropical setting boasts lush plantings and fruit
trees. Custom stained glass blue heron window and etched
glass front door. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246.
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REAL ISLAND LIVING!!! Key West home
offers open plan witn 17 toot ceilings and decks
spanning both sides that overlook gardens and
pool. Plus a dock!' Karen Day. 778-2246
BREATHTAKING VIEW! A full view of the
Sunshine Skyway bridge from your own
private master suiie. Gourmet kitchen maple
cabinets with granite counters Two electric
boatlihs Tracye Hurley. 741-2500 #508869.
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WATERFRONT AT TERRA CEIA! Enloy
amazing sunseis from your lanai at this 3BR.'
2BA end unit in the Estuaries II' Great commu-
nity with golf course, fishing pier and club-
house Gina and Peter Ulhano, 741-2500.
A RARE FIND! Anna Mana GulHront lot. Becky
Smith or Eli Starrell. 778-2246. #504998.
SNEAD ISLAND RIVERFRONT LOT Sailboat
6' depin-140' Dock Imagine Old Florida in
quiet private setting on the Manalee River.
Thousands in impact fee credits. Flood A-10.
Sandy Harmon, 722-1347 #507417
SARASOTA BAYFRONT Gated entry
provides privacy lor Iins 3BR'2+BA
St Armanas home. Floor to ceiling windows
Separate guest suite Pool, spa, dock, and boal
lith Dee Dee Burke, 383-5577. #276667
RIVERVIEW LANDINGS CUSTOM HOME
Perfect lor an active family Two-siory open
plan on a cul-de-sac Cuslom oak entry drive,
oak floors, ceilings up to 21 feet. Fireplace.
cook center and sports room. Jane Tinswonn.
761-3100 #508293. $850,000.
WATER FRONT! Unobslructed water view
from this updated 3BR'2BA end unit in gated
golf and tennis country club. Won't last long'
felly Belisle. 751-0670 #508687. $419.900