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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this issue, page 16.
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Draft consolidation referendum
heads to Island city commissions
By Rick Catlin
To be or not to be, that is the question.
SOr, as the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Of-
ficials said at its July 20 meeting, to go forward with'
consolidation or not, that is the question.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn presented draft refer-
endum language on consolidation to the BIEO that she
and the other two Island mayors prepared that only asks
Island voters if they want the three Island governments
to examine the possibilities of consolidation.
"Should the (city of) continue the process to ex-
plore the feasibility of the consolidation of the three
Anna Maria Island cities?" reads the draft.
SueLynn said she along with Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore and Bradenton Beach Mayor John
Chappie are under no illusions that each respective city
commission will not automatically agree with the ex-
act language, but at least it's a starting point.
The mayors agreed there was no point in talking
about consolidation issues at this point. That will come
if the referendum passes, SueLynn observed.
The issue now is simply whether or not Island vot-
ers want the three cities to "explore" the process. If any
commission decides to opt out of the proposed non-
binding referendum, or if the referendum fails to pass
in any one city, the deal is off and consolidation be-
comes a dead issue.
But time is of the essence.
The draft language has to be approved by all three
cities and reach the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office by Sept. 19 for inclusion on the No-
"Our concern is we only have 60 days and we re-
ally need to stay on top of this," SueLynn said.
CONSOLIDATION, PAGE 3
Volume .13;No. 38 July 27; 2005 FREE
By Rick Catlin
Residents along the bay side of North Shore Drive
in Anna Maria are wondering what happened to their
beach after Hurricane Dennis churned through the Gulf
of Mexico recently,just a few hundred miles offshore.
While Anna Maria Island did not take a direct hit,
a number of beach areas along the Island suffered ero-
sion from the waves and winds generated by Dennis,
and that apparently included the beach along North
"Dennis certainly changed the beach," said Joe
Zambico of 869 N. Shore Drive. "The water seems to
be much higher now."
Zambico said that during Hurricane Dennis, which
passed by Anna Maria Island about 200 miles west in
the Gulf of Mexico, waves overran the seawall and
came up into his house.
Now, three weeks after Dennis, "the situation is
much worse. It's not just a splash, the water comes over
the seawall, especially at high tide."
When he first.bought his house in 1994, Zambico
never even realized he had a seawall. Sand and sea grapes
covered his back yard and he had about 15 to 20 feet of
beach. Gradually, his back yard and the beach have dis-
appeared and about five years ago, the seawall emerged.
Today, his backyard is the seawall.
"I have no idea when it was built. I never knew it
was there," he said.
Over the past few years, Zambico said he's had the
beach return for short periods and the high-water mark
recede from his seawall, but following that, as soon as
the first storm comes through, the sand always disap-
pears and the water comes back.
"I can only imagine what will happen if we have
another storm. There'll be some serious flooding here
if we take another hit."
PLEASE SEE SHORE, NEXT PAGE
Just afew weeks ago,
the beach along the bay
side of North Shore
Drive in Anna Maria
extended out some 20 'to
30feetfrom the seawall.
After Hurricane Dennis
swept through the Gulf
of Mexico, however, the
beach sand has all but
disappeared. This photo
was taken just north of
the Rod & Reel Pier
about two hours after
high tide on July 20 and
shows waves still
lapping at the seawall.
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Shore takes beating from Dennis
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Three years ago, other North Shore Drive residents
experienced a similar event as their tiny beach areas
were rapidly disappearing. The Anna Maria City Com-
mission eventually hired Dr. Robert Dean of the Uni-
versity of Florida to study erosion in the area, includ-
ing Bean Point, and determine if the erosion was long-
term or cyclic.
But some area residents, including Tom Turner of
North Shore Drive, had argued then that the sand in that
area comes and goes as Mother Nature directs. Indeed,
a photograph of Bean Point taken just 10 years ago
shows about 15 to 25 feet of beach sand along North
The Dean study has not yet been completed and
presented to the city, but Mayor SueLynn has acknowl-
edged that the study will only determine causes, not
offer any solutions. Dean, however, has indicated he
could provide some suggestions to halt erosion, if the
'study determines the disappearing sand is not a cyclic
event along Anna Maria's bay side.
Indeed, there appear to be few solutions or much as-
sistance, if any, available to Nofth Shore Drive residents,
other than on their own and out of their own pockets.
The beach area did not meet the criteria for inclu-
sion in the 2002 beach renourishment project and\\ as
similarly left out of the current emergency
The city could step in with a program, but such an;
effort would require numerous local, state and federal
permits, in addition to engineering studies and funding.
"That would probably take some deep pockets,"
said SueLynn. The city has no emergency fund for
beach renourishment, but the mayor said she was hope-
ful the Dean study could offer some insight into the
problem and solutions.
Affected residents might be able to pay to install
sand-saving devices or their own beach renourishment,
but such a move requires a Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection permit, a lengthy process.
But the DEP itself may offer a solution.
According to Gene Chalicki of the DEP, the area
could be designated as a critically eroded coastline by
the DEP and eligible for state and federal funds for
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What's missing in this picture?
The dredge used by Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach for the beach renourishinent project was pulled out of service
last week and hauled to Tampafor imalnueimi-e wor/k. The dredge \'_ru back at ic, rk off the Island's northeast coast .
on Sunhd'. Pictured is iome of the other cquipmenr ,iwdu in the renourishment project. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Mayor meets with DEP
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she was to
meet with Kathryn Sloko of the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection at 9 a.m. to-'
day to get "answ ers to questions" about possible
beach renourishment on the bay side of the cit\.
The ma\ or has also enlisted the aid of the Mana-
tee-Sarasota legislative delegation to get infor-
mation on funding of renourishment projects.
renourishment. A key element of that designation is
whether or not Anna Maria's bayside area is considered
part of the Gulf of Mexico, Chalicki said.
It's a lot easier.to get funds if a critically eroded
shore is on the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean; he
Turner indicated that many years ago, a DEP offi-
cial had told him the department considered that area
part of the Gulf of Me\ ico. but the city has never re-
cei ed any official notice..
Chalicki said most coastal reviews are done in the
early part of the year, so a request fora review from
Anna Maria could possibly be'done early next year.
He added that a coastal renourishment project does
not necessarily have to be beach renourishment with ac-
companying easements, massive dredging and involve-
ment b. count -state and federal agencies. There are other
types of renourishment programsand \ ariou, funding
sources, he indicated .but most require coastal area first
be designated by his office as critically eroded.
That doesn't help Zambico in the short term. how-
"I've thought about building a higher.seawall,"
said Zambico. "I hope that would fix the problem, but
beach renourishment would be nice. don't understand
why they can.renourish the Gulf side, but can't touch
the bay side.",
And a number of sections of Bean Point are also
eroded, .but likewise not, eligible ..for beach:
'There's a big.dropoff right along Bean Point,"
said Zambico. A few years ago, bathers at Bean Point
could wade out into the water for several yards.
He said he'd like to see the Dean study for any
suggestions to the erosion problem, but unless the city
has any funding plan to halt erosion on the bay side,
affected North Shore Drive residents will likely be
looking at their own \v wallets for relief. ..,.,,
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Community Center gets first go from city
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners gave the "prelimi-
nary" go-ahead sign at their July 21 meeting to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center to proceed with
expansion plans, at the same time granting the Center
three variances that coincide with the plan.
Attorney Scott Rudacille, representing the Center,
said the reason for the expansion was that the facility
could not accommodate both teenage and adolescent
programs at the same time because of a lack of space.
State regulations require that programs and activities
for the two age groups held at the same time be in sepa-
rate areas. For the past few years, the Center has been
unable to host a number of events and programs for
teenagers because of this requirement, Rudacille said.
Plans call for the Center to expand its building in-
ward and build a second floor over the present office
area. This will add about 11,000 square feet to the cur-
rent 12,000 square feet of the building. A stage will be
added to the gymnasium and some second story facili-
ties will be added there, too.
While the commission did give preliminary site
plan approval, ithad some concerns with parking at the
facility and attached several stipulations that must be
met before any final site plan approval.
City Planner Alan Garrett noted that a recently
passed city ordinance on parking allows only parallel
parking on city rights of way. The perpendicular park-
ing currently at the Center, and that proposed in the site
plan, violate the code. The Center needs to ask the com-
mission to amend the current parking ordinance to al-
low the Center to meet itsgoal of increasing parking to
Attorney Mark Barnebey, also representing the
Center, said he'll prepare such an amendment for sub-
mission to City Attorney Jim Dye and the commission.
Without the amendment, the Center can only cre-
ate 54 parallel parking spaces.
Rudacille said the Center has commitments from
the Island Baptist Church and Roser Memorial Com-.
munity Church to'use their parking lots in the event of
overflow parking at the Center. In addition, Rudacille
, said the Center would create parking on the playing
fields for use at heavily attended events.
Not everyone in the packed audience was in favor
of the plan.
Jeannie Murray of Hardin Avenue agreed the Cen-
ter needed more space, but expansion would have a
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S" Planner Alan
Si. the proposed
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.- Center with Anna
I ,, Maria Commis-
Si L sioners July 20.
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,serious effect on the "essential character of the neigh-
She suggested the Center consider moving to va-
cant property near the Holmes Beach City Hall to cre-
ate a more central location.
Hal Badger, also of Hardin Avenue, suggested that
parking along Palm Avenue by the Center could poten-.
tially be a "serious safety issue" for both the city and
the Center if someone is injured.
The Center must meet all stipulations required by
the commission and get an amendment to the parking
ordinance before submitting its plan for final approval.
The Center has raised more than $2 million the past
four years for its expansion plans, largely from Island
contributions, Rudacille said.
Bradenton Beach pier plans presented
By Paul Roat
Architectural plans featuring a more boater-
friendly Bradenton Beach City Pier have been pre-
sented to the city commission and will be the topic of
S The restaurant at the pier at the east end of Bridge
Street was closed Sept. 10, 2004, after Hurricane
Frances damaged the structure. Later inspections deter-
mined that most of the building would have to be de-
molished due to safety concerns.
SThe plans. drafted bN the architectural firm of
O'Brien and Smith. call for rebuilding the restaurant
and relocating the entrance to the south side of the fa-
cility. There would be 60 seats inside and 56 seats out-
side the restaurant. ,
Also on the south side of the pier, near the clock
tower, plans call for a bait shop and a dockmaster's
But the big change is in the addition of docks along
the breakwater south of the pier to link with another
city-owned dock on the shore just to the south of the
pier. Plans also call for a special dedicated docking area
for the oft-discussed water taxi that Manatee County
officials have been discussing for more than a year.
O'Brien and Smith estimate the total cost of the
project at about $516,000, with $367,000 for the res-
taurant reconstruction and $148,000 for new docks and
the two added buildings.
The city commission work session on the pier is
scheduled to start at 2 p.m. July 28.
Consolidation debate continues
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Voters have to understand that if the November vote
is to go forward, the three cities will have to hire an out-
side consultant, conduct studies on specific issues, and
have the city attorneys prepare a proposed draft charter.
"So, it will cost some money, but bur proposal is
that we only ask the voters if they want us to go for-
ward and explore the possibilities," she said.
This is not a vote on a consolidation, the mayor
emphasized, just a vote on whether or not the cities
should "spend the time and money" to determine if
consolidation is feasible.
'.I: envisioned a one- to-two-year process to pre-
p-re all the documents before any final vote on consoli-
dation might take place.
Water taxis are very popular in Fort Lauderdale.
Sudden death in Anna Maria
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office in Anna in the back yard. A neighbor reported collecting eight
Maria reported the sudden death last Saturday of an days worth of daily newspapers from the woman's
elderly woman on Lakeview Drive. driveway prior to the discovery of her body.
The report indicated the woman's son-in-law had Deputies said the death appeared to be from
gone to check on her and found her lying on the ground natural causes.
Chappie said he would take the draft to his city
commission and "see what they say."
Likewise, the draft will be on the next agenda for
the Holmes Beach city commission meeting said Chair-
person Sandy Haas-Martens. SueLynn said the Anna
Maria commission would take up the proposal at its
July 28 meeting.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
presented draft referendum language that he and a
group of private citizens had prepared that was "essen-
tially the same" as that of the mayors, SueLynn said.
Maloney, who has been in favor of consolidation
for the past 10 years, said his desire in meeting with the
group and preparing the draft was only to help the pro-
In other business, Longboat Key Town Commis-
sioner Jeremy Whatmough said the U.S. Coast Guard
has agreed to put a notice of change to the current
bridge opening times of the Anna Maria Island Bridge
and the Cortez Bridge into the federal registry on Aug.
1. Citizens then have 90 days to file objections to the
new opening times. If not, the Coast Guard could
change the opening times from the current 20 minute
intervals to every 30 minutes on Nov. I.
But be advised V '.... warned. "They''re not
promising anything," he said.
Anna Maria City
July 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Consent agenda, reports, second 'reading on alley va-
cation at 407 Magnolia Ave., set first public hearing on
budget, suggested referendum wording on merger of
Island cities, and public comment.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
July 27, 2 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 28, 2 p.m., city commission work session on city
July 28, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Aug. 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 28, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
July 28, 7 p.n., planning commission meeting.
,iHoline. Beach City Hall, 580] Marina Drive,
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PAGE 4 0 JULY 27, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Coquina closed, opened
because of foul water
By Rick Catlin
Coquina Beach was closed to swimmers for two
days last week because of concerns about high levels
of potentially harmful bacteria inrthe waters, but re-
opened late Friday after test results showed acceptable
Marine Rescue Chief Jay Moyles said the beach
was closed after consultations with Manatee County
Administrator Ernie Padgett and Director of Public
Safety Karen Windon following the health
"Our concern was for the health and safety of the
public," said Moyles. "It's better to be safe than sorry.'
While health advisories were posted at other
county beaches such'as Bayfront Park in Anna Maria,
Coquina Beach was closed because it's the only beach
with county lifeguards.
Another issue the county considered was the poten-
tial for a lawsuit if anyone developed a serious disease
or infection after entering the contaminated water at a
Moyles said the high fecal coliform bacteria in the
water could have been caused by the inordinately large
number of birds eating the numerous dead fish that died
as a result of the recent red tide and washed ashore. The
birds defecate into the water and along the shore. With
more birds than normal feeding along Coquina Beach,
this probably raised the fecal bacteria count, he said.
Friday's test results showed the fecal coliform
level had fallen to acceptable standards and the beach
was reopened in time for the weekend .
Health advisories at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and
at Whitney Beach on Longboat Key were also lifted.
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No swim warning
Flags at Coquina Beach last week spelled out the
message that bathers are prohibited from entering
the water..Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
'Top Notch' photo contest enters week 6
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 contest
with the next deadline July 29. Twomore weekly win-
ning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Is-
lander and one snapshot will be a grand prize winner
with prizes and gift certificates awarded by the news-
paper and 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, and the winning photo framed by Decor Gallery
and Framing, and dinner at either the Sandbar, MarVista
or BeachHouse restaurants.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photogra-
Sphers 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:
Mark Bradow ofBradenton was The Islander's Top
Notch grand prize winner in 2000 with this photo of
ite pictures or multiple printing will be accepted. Digital photos
may be submitted in their original JPG file format (via'e-mail or
disk) or a printed photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of
each print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
'digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
topnotch @ islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islandermay publish
their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:
include abstract photos, still life pictures,; landscapes
and scenjics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
days, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPG format on CD or via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. No retouching, enhancements
or computer manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo or CD you submit, or include label informa-
tion in the e-mail text, one photo attachment per e-mail.
Photos without entry forms will be disqualified.
Additional photo labels are available at the newspaper
office or they may be copied.
the original negative or original digital image if requested by the
contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and con-
test sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives, diskettes,
CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the name and address of any recogniz-
able persons appearing in the picture and those must be en-
closed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family
members are not eligible to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a
parent or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:
Aug. 4 at AME
Anna Maria Elementary School, located at 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is hosting an open house
and back-to-school night Aug. 4 from 4:30 tb'6:45
p.m. with designated times for tipper and lower grades.
The open house for parents and their kindergar-
ten, first- and second-grade students will be held
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classrooms willbe open and
parents are encouraged to visit the campus with
their students during this hour. : :
:A "back-to-school" format is planned for
grades.three through five. Parents may choose to
attend either of t \ o half-hour sessions, at 5:30 p.m.
or 6 p.m., \\ hen teachers will present an overview
of classroom procedures. ; : -
Classroom assignments are posted now at the
Parents will also be able to i isit the media cen-
ter, computer lab, muisicland art ro6nos. Information
will also beavailable about the phli\ ical education
program, lutich service and Anna Maria Island
Community Center's after-school program.
SThe Parent-Teacher Organizition will have
pre-packaged school supplies designed with the
specifications of each ofAME's teachers for sale at
the open house. '
Parents vill also be able to:join the PTO at the
open house. The PTO board members for the 2005-
06 school year include Lynda Hicks, president; Sh-
annon Dell vice president; MaIgie Cucci, trea-
surer; and Laura Keegan,s secretary.
Represetciti\ es from Boy Scout Pack 7 will
also beat the open house to sign up students inter-
ested in joining a troop this year.
For more information, call the AME adminis-
trative office at 708-5525.
THE ISLANDER U JULY 27, 2005 M PAGE 5
Businesses oppose comp plan changes in ROR
By Rick Catlin
The battle lines have been drawn in Anna Maria over
proposed changes to-the future land-use element of the
city's comprehensive plan, particularly the section that
would limit new commercial-residential activity in the
city's retail-office-residential district along Pine Avenue.
A group of 19 affected, property/business owners
retained professional planner Bob Schmidt to represent
them at the planning and zoning board's July 21 pub-
lic hearing on the proposed changes, and Schmidt
wasted little time in expressing the groups-views.
A central issue for the group is the proposed comp
plan change that would limit a retail-office-residential
Building to just two floors, with the first floor for retailof-
fice and the second for an owner-occupied residence.
Currently, under a recent circuit court ruling, such build-
ings can have three stories with 50 percent of the space for
retail and office space and 50 percent residential.
But a.strictly residential structure in the ROR can
still have three floors under the proposed comp plan,
argued Schmidt, and that's not fair to business owners.
His group would like to "maintain" the status quo
in the ROR district.
Additionally, said Schmidt, the proposed requirement
that the business owner be the sole resident of an ROR
building is "inconsistent" because duplexes in the city
essentially are residences operating as commercial struc-.
tures, but owners are not required to live at that address.
He,also asked the board to examine the issue of
"What happens to the small motels and hotels if
destroyed in a natural disaster?" he asked. Can,they be
-rebuilt as before, or do they have to be rebuilt as single-
Schmidt also questioned the proposed density re-
quirements, observing that if three single-family homes
on three 5,000-square-foot lots were destroyed by a
storm, only two houses. could be rebuilt on the non-
There were other concerns with the proposed coinp
plan from property owners not with the Schmidt group.
Stacey Frank and others would like language.that
would restrict development of parcels currently land-
locked and unbuildable without a variance from the city.
Others were concerned that under the proposed.
comp plan, removing the medium-density residential
use in many areas of the city would mean that if a du-
plex were destroyed and the owner wanted to rebuild,
it would have to be as a single-family structure. It ap-
pears the city is trying to eliminate duplexes, suggested
one property owner.
The board needs to "clarify" this, said Curt Bell.
It's "very unclear if they have to rebuild as before or
not. There's a lot of confusion. The board needs to
make this very clear," he concluded.
Property owner John Cagnino questioned the word-
ing of the goal of the comprehensive plan, noting that the
words "ensure the single-family character of Anna Maria
is maintained" make no mention of commercial develop-
ment or economic benefit of such activities.
Besides, he added, many homes in the city are sea-
sonal rentals and that use is "out of character" with
Anna Maria as a city of single-family residences.
"But don't delete those words," about single-fam-
ily character, suggested Cagnino,just add phrases that
commit the city to ensuring the character of the com-
mercial activities in the city.
Other business and residential property owners
suggested changes in zoning that would affect their
Homeowner Barbara Nally asked the board to
change the zoning on her residence on Spring Avenue
from commercial to single-family, as it was when she
purchased the property in 1973.
This portion of the public hearing was only to take
public comment, noted P&Z Chairman Chris Collins, not
to debate issues or ask the board to come up with revisions.
The board continued the public hearing to 7 p.m.
Aug. 10, at which time it will review the suggestions
and begin the process of making changes to the pro-
posed comp plan. The&board will meet at 6 p.m. Aug.
10 to take public input on the traffic, housing and in-
frastructure portions of the proposed future land-use
element of the comp plan.
"I'm really pleased with what we heard," said Collins.
"Our long-term goal is to come up with something that's
fair and feasible and we've made a good start."
The board did agree that because Schmidt repre-
sents 19 individual or group property owners, includ-
ing Galati Marine, he will be given more time to speak
on issues at the Aug. 10 meeting.
Schmidt said he would provide the board with a
"written synopsis" of his comments and other sugges-
tions from his group prior to its Aug. 10 meeting.
Cortez to host
At a public meeting Thursday, July 28, the
Florida Department of Transportation will outline
its plans for a left-turn lane in the center of Cortez
Road from 119th Street to the Cortez Bridge.
The long-anticipated meeting will begin at
7:30 p.m. at the Cortez Community Center, 4523
123rd St. Ct. W. DOT said its representatives
will outline details of the project, then open the
meeting to questions and discussion.
The department's plans call for beginning
construction Aug. 15. APAC Southeast has the
$2.5 million contract for the work. Work is to be
completed next spring.
The project will. add a left-turn lane, traffic
calming devices, bike paths and 5- to 6-foot side-
walks along both sides of the roadway, a pedes-
trian oasis in the center, enhancement of the traf-
fic signal system, and drainage improvements.
Originally the department and APAC al-
lowed for lane closures only during the night, but
this week DOT said there will also be some lane
closures between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. At least
one lane will be open for traffic at all times, the
department said, and there will be no detours.
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Talk about a headache
As if Anna Maria didn't have enough parking problems,
city officials were somewhat startled to learn that although
they gave the site plan for the "new" Anna Maria Island
Community Center the nod, a regulation passed last year
prohibiting perpendicular parking in the city was overlooked.
Ooops. Despite the faux pas, you gotta scratch your head.
They eliminated perpendicular parking?
Then there's Bradenton Beach, ready to treat the
"Tylenol" problem by planning ahead for the not-yet-
funded "water taxi" in its city pier renovation.plan.
Three cheers for Bradenton Beach for embracing and
planning for the future and for visitors.
Three-story battle looms
Also in Anna Maria, a circuit court judge ruled that
buildings in the.retail/office/residential area of Pine Av-
enue may indeed have three stories of habitable space, as
long as it meets all other criteria of the codes, ie height,
But planners, evidently miffed that the ROR designation
allows a third floor of occupied space, now wish to put their
"assumed" limits in the code for future applicants.
Business owners, some 18-19 of them, have taken
steps to fight the action and we're behind them. It's
hard to understand what motivates the proposed limit
when the use dictates the need for three stories and it
must fall % within the same height limits for residential use.
Three-story home vs. two-story home/business? It
just doesn't make sense.
Following the presentation by Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn at the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Offi-
cials meeting, we were convinced that it's'foolish to pro-
ceed with the proposed referendum asking voters to give
elected officials permission to explore consolidation.
There'already appears to be consensus among the
elected officials to "explore" the matter and so, why ask
Sthe voters? We elect them to make that decision for us -
and they should.
What they need is a task force to develop the scope
of the study and find a provider. Then they'll-need a coa-
lition that agrees to the terms and cost.
Even Christopher Columbus first told his queen how
many ships, pots of gold, and men he needed to explore
the new world ..
Who wants to vote without knowing what the "explo-
ration" will cost? And why vote for (or against) consoli-
Commissioner Don Maloney is ready, willing and
able to take on the "task force" job he's been working
on it, in his words, for-some 10 years.
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.duplex zones to a minimum 30-day stay. If you are a
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Illegitimacy in budget
It seems to me that one line in the Holmes Beach
proposed budget is illegitimate, if not illegal. I refer
specifically to the "Outside, Agency" funding of
$53,750, which is obviously not going to fund govern-
Taxes, which are not voluntary, can only be legiti-
mately used to fund government enterprise which is
well defined and mostly approved by the taxpayer. As
it should be.
I challenge the "Outside Agency" funding because
it is going to entities which can be described as chari-
table/civic/nonprofit and well-meaning but not deserv-
ing of anything but voluntary contributions. They stand
on their own merits and receive donations accordingly.
The "Outside Agency" funding takes away this
option and gives the city government the power to de-
cide who is deserving and who is not. Taxes are man-
datory, charity cannot be by definition.
I wish "Outside Agencies" well in their endeavors and
support their efforts. I refuse to accept that someone at city
hall is better equipped than I to decide how our charitable
contributions should be distributed and spent.
W.G. Smith, Holmes Beach
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 27, 2005 0 PAGE 7
My first red tide
It seems like everyone in the small town of Bartow
went to the beach in the summer. The beach was of
course, Anna Ma-rye-er.
SThis was in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Most of the
cottages for the fishing folk were on Pine and Spring
avenues, while the beachgoers chose the beach-end
streets in Anna Maria Subdivision (the city's first sub-
We loved the beach in spite of the mosquitoes and
sand flies. Armed with citronella and "Quick, Henry,
the Flit!" spray gun, we would head for the beach.
But the summer of 1947 brought disaster. The high
tide started bringing in.tangled masses of eels and thou-
sands of small dead fish. Not knowing what to think,.
we neighbors gathered shovels and rakes and dug
trenches and raked in the slimy eels and dead fish. We
did this every morning before it got too hot.
The City of Anna Maria had no experience with such
a fish kill, nor did the County of Manatee. E\ ery day more
were washed in. I remember the odor of dead fish and the
flies. I don't remember coughing %ery much. Maybe it
was because my lungs were younger then.
.Other beaches were being affected too Pinellas
especially. The Tampa Morning Tribune published
articles on Aug. 23 and 25 describing the situation and
mentioning the fact that the United States Army had
disposed of a large number of leaking gas bombs by
dumping them off the shore of Anna Maria Island.
Maybe that was what was killing the fish.
The Army Engineers acknowledged the fact that it
dumped the poison gas containers, but claimed that it
had taken them far from the Island into-deep wafer.
They also claimed that they were harmless in water.
They believed that local interests should take care of
We had spasmodic bursts of dead fish all summer
with larger fish. With each fish kill we agreed that an-
other poison gas bomb had rusted out and leaked and
was killing the fish.
The last casualties of 1947 were two dolphins that
washed ashore in October.
Since 1947 we have had lots of "red tides" of vary-
ing degrees of severity. These red tides are no doubt
natural organisms in the water that are thriving by
feasting on the increasing pollution dumped into the
Gulf. Examples: Overflowing phosphate pits releasing
poisonous slimes (Mulberry Co.), dredged material
from St. Petersburg harbor (too toxic to deposit on
land), and inadequate sewage disposals.
Most of the Bartow "old-timers" have sold their
little cottages now and are too old to drive down for the
day, or have died. But Gene and I still live in our old
1924 beach house and welcome our Bartow friends, red
tide or not.
Elizabeth Moss, Anna Maria
Think it over
Concerning the consolidation of the three towns on
Anna Maria Island, I wish to make a statement.
I have been coming to the Island for a great many
years. I have loved the laid-back and low-density Island
and attributed it to the three towns having such strict
zoning regulations. I have appreciated each town hav-
ing a distinct personality of its own.
Developers have been discouraged by all of this.
I have felt that consolidation would be much more prac-
tical than having three towns on the Island. I have been
convinced that consolidation would be much cheaper. .
But I have a feeling that no one wants it more than
the developers. They would have only one town gov-
ernment to deal with instead of three. They could work
hard to get people favorable to them elected to the town
government. They would change zoning so that high-
rises could be built, as they are.being built by Arvida
I ask the citizens of the Island to give this some
thought. It worries me.
Barbara C. Wright, Holmes Beach
Ten years ago in the July 27, 1995,
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Based upon a study by the Metropolitan Planning
Organization, the Holmes Beach Planning Commission
said Island traffic would increase by more than 2,000,
cars per day by 2010 without the use of mass transit
such as a trolley or bus system on the Island.
The proposed Anna Maria budget topped the $1
million mark for the first time in history, up 13 percent
from last year's budget.
The Holmes Beach City Commission agreed to
move forward with an ordinance for the use of docks
on three T-end canals fronting Marina Drive in hopes
it would solve a long-standing issue to allow property
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Anna Maria Island real estate still booming
By Rick Catlin
Island real estate agents are still smiling as the
sales boom and accompanying property value
increase that began post-Sept. 11 continues on
Anna Maria Island.
Sales of Island duple\ and triple\ units for June
2005 were nearly double from the same month last
year, according to the Anna Maria IIland Property
Sales Report published by Diintia Gould.
The AMIPSR reported a total of $5.6 million in du-
plex and triplex sales for June 2005 compared \ itil
$2.9 million in sales for the same housing category in
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have agreed
that a5,000-square-foot lot is indeed buildable, endors-
ing a recommendation of the city's board of adjust-
Marcia.and Bob Barlow bought the two lots in
2002. A home straddled the two lots, making the prop-
erty conforming to sections of the land development
code that call for 7,500-square-foot dimensions for lot
The Barlows later conferred with then-Building
Official Bob Welch and received a written confirma-
tion that the two lots upon which the house straddled
were both buildable and sold one of the lots, leasing it
back from new owner Donna Jarrett while the house
continued to be occupied.
The Barlows demolished the home in November
2004 after ascertaining that renovations would be too
costly, they said, and later applied for a building per-
mit for the lot they retained. The permit was denied by
current Building Official Ed Mc Adam, who cited a
section of the land development code that states in part:
"A single-family structure may be constructed on
any non-conforming lot of record, existing as of July
24, 1990, [in residential districts] provided, however,
that the owner of such lot does not own any adjacent
vacant land which would create a non-conforming lot."
Mc Adam contended that since there once was a.
conforming house, the demolition made the property
Both the board of adjustment and the city commis-
sion disagreed and overturned Mc Adam's ruling,
which will allow Barlow to proceed with building a
Early work on channel due soon
By Jim Hanson
Preliminary clearing for the Cortez channel dredg-
ing project can begin any time now, but the dredging
itself is not likely to begin until at least October.
That is to give the commercial fishermen of the
historic villageplenty of time to get their stone crab
traps off the waterfront and out to sea.
Allen Garner, president of the village's prime
mover Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, said that
meanwhile there is plenty of work to be done, remov-
ing derelict boats and clearing areas in the FISH Pre-
serve where the dredged material can go temporarily.
The boat channel along the waterfront from Star
Fish Co. to the FISH Preserve will be cleaned and wid-
ened and deepened, probably by hydraulic dredge. That
process requires a place for the machinery and a lane
for the pipe that will carry the pumped spoil to the Pre-
serve, as opposed to original plans for forms of dredg-
ing that would see the spoil hauled away in trucks,
which is more expensive.
Garner pointed out that the spoil will be'mounded
in the designated storage area while water drains from
it, after which it will be hauled away for fill dirt or to
a landfill or even, ideally, spread in the Preserve if it is
Single-family homes sales also continued to in-
crease. The total value of the 25 units in that cat-
egory that sold on the Island this past June was $19.1
million against $11.8 million for the 21 single-fam-
ily homes that sold-in the same month last year. The
top single-family home to sell in June 2005 was at
104 Park A\e. in Anna Maria, which brought-in a-
cool $2.2 million.
Condominium sales also brought smiles to real
estate a'enits. Gould reported 19 condo sales in June
2005 totaling $12.1 million versus $8 million in condo
.sales in Junie 2004. The average sale price of a condo-
minium was reported at $644,000, a more than 33 per-
cent increase from the June 2004 condo sale pice av-
erage of $417,000.
The Island appears to be a seller's market, accprd-
ing to the AMIPSR. On July 1, 2005 there were only
80 active listings on the Island compared with 100 at
the same time last year.
Gould also reported that the sale of Siam Garden
Resort in Anna Maria was completed on July 15. The
units will become privatized and sold to individual
buyers as condominiums, but the use of the units must
continue as vacation accommodations.
Barry Gould of Island Vacation Properties, the
company that will offer the units for sale and .manage
Siam Garden, said a sample unit will be listed at about
The board of directors of the Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce held a name
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right: Sandy Tull, Tom Aposporos, Ben and Karen Cooper, Dr. Kathleen Goerg, Lynn Christensen, Andrew
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Will the real Dan McDonald
please stand up?
By Rick Catlin
When Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn signed
the contract in September 2004 with Waste Man-
agement Inc. for emergency debris removal ser-
vices to get rid of the mess caused by Hurricane
Charley, Rose Quin-Barr of WMI brought along
Dan McDonald of the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency to put the FEMA seal of ap-
proval on the contract.
McDonald, according to SueLynn, said the
contract was OK with his agency and the city would
be reimbursed by FEMA for paying WMI to haul
debris after emergencies such as Charley and the
other hurricanes that brushed the area last year.
But when the mayor submitted a $53,000 bill
for reimbursement to FEMA for the WMI debris
removal from last year's hurricanes, she got a
surprise. FEMA did not approve the reimburse-
ment because it doesn't reimburse based upon
compaction rates as established in the contract.
Wait a minute, said SueLynn. Dan
McDonald of your agency said the contract was
OK and I only signed after his approval that the
city would be reimbursed.
The mayor said FEMA replied that Dan
McDonald of FEMA never went to any such
meeting. The real FEMA Dan McDonald is short
and heavy-set and denies attending that meeting.
The FEMA person who appeared at the two-hour
meeting and contract signing last September,
identified as Dan McDonald, was tall, slim and
had a full head of curly hair, said the mayor.
When SueLynn called WMI to ask who
McDonald really was, Quin-Barr said that she
had spoken with FEMA and asked for a represen-
tative to attend the signing to review the contract
and that's who the agency sent.
Not our guy, responded FEMA. In addition,
the agency said they would only reimburse Anna
Maria up to $19,000 of the $53,000 amount paid
WMI. The city will have to eat the difference.
SueLynn said the FEMA ruling also affects
reimbursement to Holmes Beach and Manatee
So, who was the Dan McDonald who at-
tended the meeting last September?
"We don't know," said SueLynn. "This is
very frustrating because we can't produce him
and neither can Rose. I signed that contract based
upon his input. It's a real mystery as to what's
Efforts to reach Quin-Barr or a FEMA rep-
resentative for comment were unsuccessful, but
SueLynn said the search will continue for the tall
and slim McDonald.
So, who was the Dan McDonald who at-
tended the September 2004 meeting in Anna
Maria? An impostor, or a different Dan
Will the real Dan McDonald stand up,
THE ISLANDER U JULY'27, 2005 P PAGE 9
Historic Cortez school getting ready for roof
By Jim Hanson
With much of the rehabilitation done but out of
sight behind the rebuilt walls and under the rebuilt
floor, the old Cortez school is about ready for its new
roof "before the real rainy season begins."
The word from the project's manager, Roger Allen,
is that most of the surprises have been uncovered and
overcome, that details of what is next are clear to the
builders and the rest is just hard work.
That includes workmen splashing around in a veri-
table lake under the 1912-built school at the east side
of the historic fishing village. The building is being
rehabbed for eventual use as a community center and
Heavy rains "made a lake under the building, and
carpenters had to crawl around in it putting up forms
for the new foundation, replacing floor joints and main
beams." Allen said. "The\ did it without complaint."
The work is being done from the ground up. he
said: Foundation first, then the floor and w alls. E\ern -
\\here the\'\e been. the\ haie found surprises. The
ceiling, for example. was found to be hanging b\ a fe%
nails, for the original supporting wall had been re-
mo\ed some\ here along the line and never replaced.
It's fi\ed now \\ith a ne\\ ceiling.
The foundation has.been consolidated, the floor al-
most completed, \\alls rebuilt or reinforced. ceiling re-
placed. plumbing and electrical w [ring brand ne\. we'rer e
starMing to put eer thing back in place." said Allen.
Still to come, along with a ne\\ root. is inst-alling
net\ k Indotms bejng built Iust like the old ones..finish-
in1 the tront porch.and installing the original doeis if
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is Iitold .-lc-olollv ll M hifol~. IMCI aW ot-
the\ canl be found "'we.think the\ 're intact, in some
storage space in the neighborhood "
TriTech Construction. & Design of Bradenton has
:-he contract for the 52 ".4'84 job. the tinancing from
grants, and donations and l:anatee Count\ funds
throut'h "Chip'" Share. clerk of tire circuit court.
Nw hose main lurisdictions include historic matters.
The school for I marl. \e, ers w as used as a home and
studio b\ tie late artist Robert Sailors. The count\ has
boug-llit it for public use.
Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative taking next step
B\ Jim ianson
The Florida Wildlife Legiac\ Ilniiarlie is getting its
second windon the \\i, to establshing programs to
"keep cohmnon species common."
It is a length\ project tormcd and financed h\ tihe
federal government to-develop a: comprchensi'.e na-
tionwide strategy to keep fish and wildlife populations
healthy. Florida has received $2.5 million a year since
2001 to do its part.
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of interest with the second draft." '
That second draft is on the commission's Web site
now, and feedback is being sought from people in all
walks of life and all interests. "Now comes the fine-
tuning of the strategy," said Thomas Eason, who is
leading the Initiative.
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Anna Maria budget quandary:
Higher taxes or borrow money
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners are in a monetary
dilemma following their initial budget \\orksession
SJuly 19, and they were hoping Commissioner Dale
Woodland would.provide some answers at yesterday's
The good news was that with increased property
values, ad valorem tax revenues were projected to ii-
crease by $337,000, a 30 percent increase from last
The bad news, however, was that with many capi-
tal improvement projects, maintenance programs and
upgrades of city equipment long overdue, Mayor
SueLynn presented at $2.7 million budget that would
increase the city's tax rate from 2.0 mils to 2.23, an
11.5 percent climb. Total city expenses would increase
20.2 percent in 2005-06, rising $455,000.
The mayor said the city has to begin numerous in-
frastructure projects that have been scheduled by past
administrations in previous budgets but never accom-
plished. The city needs to consider borrowing money
now for the projects, rather than waiting until a later
budget cycle when prices will only have increased.
Additionally, maintenance of city buildings and equip-
ment has been neglected for years and the city hall
needs a new roof. "The time is now. There is a definite
need for repairs and improvements," the mayor said,
and the.commission did not disagree.
How to pay for those improvements is the quan-
"I feel like I'm beating a dead horse," SueLynn
observed when asked by the commission about the
$50,000 for debt service in the budget.
That figure is only an estimate if the commission
wants to borrow money, she noted, but she's long ad-
vocated the city finance capital improvements projects
through a line of credit or similar-program. Interests
rates are currently at 3.5 percent and the cost of im-
provements will never be cheaper, she said.
Although SueLynn did not include any funding for
road improvements, her budget proposal does contain
$200,000 for stormwater improvements, a figure the
commission had previously agreed upon.
But Commission Chairman John Quam noted that
the budget contained no money for road improvements.
Those are also long overdue, noted SueLynn. Other
than two resurfacing projects two years ago, city roads
have not been repaired, resurfaced or remilled in a
number of years.
Quam wanted $200,000 included for road-im-
provements, but if the commission doesn't.raise the;.
millage rate higher than 2.23, the money\ wouldd have
to come from outside the budget, i.e.,borrowed funds.
SWhile Woodland said he w wasn't opposed to,.bopr
rowing for capital improvements, he was adamant that
he could not support both a tax increase and long-term
financing in the same budget cycle.
"I'n not in fa\ or of spending the millage ilicrease
and borrowing money. I prefer borrowing as opposed
to increasing the millage," he said.
Commissioner Carol Ann Magill and Quam
agreed. Commissioners Duke Miller and Linda Cramer
were absent from the worksession.
But the commission is in a tight spot. It needed to
establish a tentative millage rate at its July 26 meeting,
then vote on the rate at its regular meeting July 28. Once
established by a commission vote, the rate can be lowered
during public hearings in September, but can't be raised.
"Do we want to go into debt or raise the millage?"
Woodland, however, offered to put together a "sce-
nario" of borrowing enough money for road improve-
ments and the capital improvements advisory
committee's $1.6 million-priority list of improvements.
The "scenario" will be based upon a five-year buildout
with 10-year and 15-year payback plans he said.
Public Works Director George McKay, speaking,
he said, as a city resident, said the commission could
also consider a long-term bond issue to pay for the
projects. Many municipalities use bonds to pay for such
improvements, he noted.
on display Saturday
Three playwrights will show their wares in
a Random Play presentation Saturday after-
noon, July 30, at the Manatee Players' theater,
102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Tickets at $12 are on sale, with reservations
made by phoning 748-5875. The performance
begins at 2 p.m.
The premieres are "Take a Bite (Oh
Applesauce)," a musical by Linda Blom; "Get
Happy," a play by Tim Brennan; and "Princess
Tiara," an opera by Suzie Goetz.
National Historic Registry
THE ISLANDER U JULY 27, 2005 U PAGE 11
The "Regina." a shipwreck site off Bradenton
Beach which was designated as a Florida underwater
archaeological preserve in 2004, has been proposed for
nomination for listing in the National Register of His-
The "Regina" is the 10th preserve in offshore
Florida waters and the closest to shore of the batch of
shipwrecks that hale become popular spots for sports
fishers. diners and those interested in the state's mari-
"National recognition of our historic treasure is
an honor that would \~ell serve our stateour county
and our community. \with implications on natural
resource protection, historic-preservation and tour-
ism.' said.BrAdenton Beach Commissioner Lisa
In a letter requesting support for the nomination,
Phillips stated lhati.primaly goal set forth by the city
isone a.tfp1lin and ericoarae ng eco-tourism. Al-
ready sbt enp ofstat preserve ship recks,
and tist~-. 4tli'-lo da" tourism Board, the
Rega groups from around
ihet gl e.
Phillips writes, "We have an obligation to not only
preserve and protect our natural anrd historic resources,
but to improve them." A listing on the national regis-
try would provide protection, as well as eligibility for
federal funds for improvements.
Phillips said the "Regina" meets'all the criteria
for nomination and designation and she has been
seeking letters of support from government officials
to the State of Florida Historic Preservation Board
According to the Florida Department of State, Di-
vision of Historical Resources:
"Regina" was a steel steamer built in 1904 in
Belfast, Ireland, by the Workman, Clark & Co. ship-
yard for the Cuban Molasses Transportation Co., based
in.Havana, Cuba. She was 247 feet in length, with a 36-
foot beam, a 14-foot draft, and was rated at 1,155 gross
Soft coral is scancred around the shipwrecked
"Regina" off Bradenion Beach.
Stones N1 ith a net tonnage of 669-
Conerted to a tanker barge,"Regina" left Havana
on March 5. 1940, under tow by the tugboat "Minima."
bound for New Oileans with.a cargo of more than
350,000 gallons. of molasses. Two davs later, a
coldfront sw ept-aross the Gult'of-bMexico from the
northwest, acconipanied by 8- to 12-foot seas. gale-"
force winds and freezing temperatures.
"Minima" attempted to alter course toward the
shelter of Tampa Bay, but before she could reach safety
her tow lines parted near Egmont Key and "Regina"
drifted toward Anna Maria Island.
The vessel eventually ended up several hundred
yards offshore of Bradenton Beach. All but one crew-
man was safely rescued: The ship's cook and his dog
drowned in the high surf.
"Regina's" cargo of molasses drained into the Gulf
and her hulk eventually sank under the waves.
In 2001, the wreck of "Regina" was nominated by
Pete and Lorraine Athas of Sea Trek Divers to become
an archeological preserve. In 2004, archaeologists with -
the Florida Bureau of Archeological Research traveled
to Bradenton Beach to work with local divers to record
the shipwreck and create an accurate site plan.
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City plans re-education of sign law
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach code enforcement officials will be
initiating an informational mailing to business owners
and real estate agents to educate newcomers and re-
fresh the memory of longtime community members on
the nuances of the city's sign ordinance.
Code Enforcement Officer-Nancy Hall said the
informal letter will explain how the city will handle
sign regulations and highlight aspects of the code that
specifically apply to the business owner. She hopes to
have the letters ready for mailing in August.
Because the code addresses them differently, there
will be separate letters sent to commercial business
owners and real estate agents. In addition, Hall said,.
business owners and agents will be given a reasonable
time period to check their signage for compliance.
Receipt of a letter, Hall stated, does not automati-
cally mean the recipient's signage is illegal. It's just a
reminder of the regulations, she said, since some busi-
nesses have apparently become lax.
For example, banners are not allowed to hang year-
round. The code defines banners as "a sign having let-
ters, illustrations or. ornamentation applied to paper or
fabric of any kind, with only such material for a back-
Hall said the city isn't likely to enforce holiday
banners as long as they aren't left out past the day of
the holiday. Then it becomes a banner, rather than a
decoration, she said.
According to the code, banner signs are prohibited
"except in connection with the sponsorship of a tem-
porary event, provided that use shall not exceed seven
days." An exception is made for grand opening an-
nouncements, for which banners cannot hang for more
than 30 days with the approval of placement by the
Another common use in the commercial districts
portable, sidewalk and sandwich-board signs, "a move-
able sign not firmly affixed to land or a structure, in-
cluding a sign designed to be temporarily in place with-
out a permanent base or fastening."
These may be displayed only during business hours
and may not be larger than 15 square feet per side. The
sign rnust be located on the premises of the establish-
ment. Hall said the city will begin issuing decals to
show-which of these signs have been permitted.
Real estate agents have to observe different sign
regulations, said Hall.
For example, only one open house sign is permit-
ted on a property, and an additional sign may only be
placed in a neighboring yard with the permission of the
neighboring homeowner. For sale, open house and,
garage sale signs are not allowed in city rights of way.
The code states "no more than two 'open house'
signs ... located on the premises or on other private
property with the owner's permission, with display lim-
ited to one hour before to one hour after the time of the
Real estate and for rent signs must be removed
immediately following a sale or rental of the property,
according to the code.
Hall said she was surprised to learn that the code
does not allow balloons to be attached to a sign. The
code views balloons as banners because of their use as
Hall said she has been conferring with the city at-
torney to ensure she understands the interpretation of
the code before mailing out the informational letters.
She said a similar letter was mailed out to
homeowners with utility bills regarding street ad-
dresses. She said the street address must be visible on
the home, not just on the mailbox. House numbers must
be three inches high, clearly painted and visible from
the street. This is mandated both by the fire district and
Hall said there have been a lot of complaints, some
from commissioners,.about various types of signs. She
said she is actively trying to address issues and clarify
the reg'iations for everyone with the upcoming letter.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
SJuly 20,800 block of North Shore Drive, burglary.
A wallet was reportedly stolen from a vehicle in which
the window was left open.
July 20, 1900 block of Coquina Beach, driver's
license. A man was arrested for driving with a sus-
pended license after he was seen driving, at high rates
of speed on the beach, nearly hitting patrons lying out
in the sun.
July 15,4300 Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported
several $100 bills were stolen from a suitcase left in her
July 16,600 block of Key Royale Drive, informa-
tion. A man reported that a moving company con-
tracted to move his belongings to Maryland allegedly
stole his belongings.
July 16, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
reported that cash was stolen from his rental room.
July 17, 900 Manatee Ave., Kingfish Boat Ramp,
theft. A Jet-Ski was reportedly stolen after it was left
at the boat ramp during a storm. According to the re-
port, the owner loaned the Jet-Ski to a friend, who got
caught in a storm while out riding and left the water-
craft at the boat ramp for the owner to pick up. When
the storm passed, the owner went to retrieve the ve-
hicle, which was no longer there.
July 19,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. Two men were arrested for attempting to
break into a lifeguard tower. According to the report,
an officer responded when the tower alarm sounded
and saw the two men fleeing from the stand. The men
were followed and apprehended farther down the
July 19, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach
gift shop, theft. The store manager reported a female
shoplifter allegedly stuffed three bathing suits, two
skirts and a shirt into her shorts and attempted to leave.
The manager had the girl return the items, and then
allowed her to leave the store before police arrived.
July 19, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. The store
manager reported a man attempted to leave without
paying for some deli items..
July 20,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A lifeguard reported several items,.including
a hiking bag, wetsuit and swim fins, stolen from his
Donations for fire victims collected at city hall
Anna Maria friends and neighbors are giving about everything are as welcome as cash.
their help to the victims of a fire last week that de- Funds may be mailed to Joan Zak, P.O. Box
stroyed a home and everything in it. 457, Anna Maria FL 34218, and donated items
The victims, Joan Zak and husband Bob may be taken to the Anna Maria City Hall, where
Dancy, said they are extremely grateful for the help Mayor SueLynn said she will see that Zak receives
and that "things" kitchen gear, linens and just them.
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from Toronto for Islander
It took three years, but an Anna Maria resident has
finally gotten her necklace, thanks to friend Carissa
Nancy Ambrose said she bought a pearl necklace
at a booth along the Toronto waterfront in 2002, just
what she'd always wanted. But ...
"When I got back to-Florida the pearl part of the
necklace cracked and looked not riglt." She called the
vendor, who told her to send it back and she'd:get a
new one. She complied, but the vendor didn't.
Ambrose is an advertising representative for The
Islander, and one of her clients is Carissa Ellis at
Waves Boat and Social Club in Cortez, who was going
on vacation to Toronto recently.
Ambrose told her about the missing necklace, and
Ellis talked with the vendor in Toronto. The vendor
said she had lost Ambrose's address, and came forth
with a new necklace.
"It isn't the exact necklace Lhad before but I'm
thrilled to get something," said Ambrose. "I am very
grateful for Carissa taking the time arid effort to help
"There really are good Samaritans out there, and
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there. Some extra guests joined he big family to
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Marian Marquerite Burnett
Marian Marquerite Burnett, 70, of Anna Maria,
died July 22.
Born in Bradenton, Mrs. Burnett was a lifelong
resident of Manatee County. She retired after 28
years as secretary to the mayor of Palmetto. She was
a graduate of Manatee High School, a member of the
Palmetto Historical Society and the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society.
Memorial services were July 26. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survi, ed by daughters Ruth Anderson of
Nashua, N.H,, Sands Bender of Bradenton. and
Laura Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; son Ray.of
Sarasota; sister Barbara Lubach ofRossmoor, Calif.;
grandchildren Jon and Jason Burnett, Andy, Chip
and Misti Anderson. Danielle La\hew, Nicole
Schaffer, Ryan and Lauren Johnson: and great-
grandchildren Raymond Lahew and Emma Burnett.
Shirley J. Butterfield
Shirley J.Butterfield, 82, of Anna Maria Island
and Michigan, died July -17.
Mrs. Butterfield was an active member of Roser
Memorial Community Church and a founding mem-
ber of the Anna Maria Artists Guild and Gallery.
Memorial ser\ ices \\ ill be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 4, at the church, 507 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Condolences may be sent to Ralph Butterfield, 5414
Briar Ridge Road, Kalamazoo MI 49004.
She is survived by husband Ralph "Gordy;"
daughters Jeanne, Debra and Kara; sister Mary; and
grandchildren Laura, Katie and John.
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Moose Lodge and his hobbies included building ship
models and dining out.
He served on the "Green Dream Team," a group
of Bradenton Beach volunteers who worked to clean
up areas of the city.
A memorial service will be held in Iowa- and at
the Pines Mobile Home Park at a later date.
The family requested donations in lieu of flow-
ers be made to the City of Bradenton Beach to fund
a telescope for the city pier.
He is survived by his wife Connie, former mayor
of Bradenton Beach; daughters Denise Benavides of
Germany, Jeannie Whetenhall of New Jersey and
Claire Hosteng of Indiana; son John of Iowa; step-
children Dan Ekstrom of St. Petersburs and Chris-.
tina White of Iowa; file grandchildren: and two
Peter G. Judd
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AK Steel. He served in.the US. National Guard,
where he was a master sergeant in Company B. 2nd
Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, serving as
jump master for 26 years in Huntington, W. Va. He
was a member of the FWV No. 0076 in Ashland,
Ky., and the NRA, Special Forces Association. He
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in.
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Anna and sons William
of Viera, Fla., and John of Ashland.
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Hunt site plan back to
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria City Commission will have the
dubious task at its July 28 meeting of deciding whether
the site plan from Robert and Nicky Hunt for 303 Pine
Ave. needs to be resubmitted to the commission or not.
Two weeks ago, the Hunts won their lawsuit
against the city for its August 2004 denial of the site
plan application (The Islander, July 20), but there ap-
pears to be some question as to whether or not the com- '
mission needs to hold further public hearings.
Attorney Alan Roddy, representing the Hunts, said
'another site plan review and application would be a
"waste of time" and money on both sides. There is noi.
need for additional public hearings, he said, and "due
process" has been observed throughout the proceed- .'l
ings. The commission could simply "approve the plan "
with the conditions presented at prior hearings," he '
City Attorney Jim Dye will advise the city tomor- .
row at the commission meeting to "revisit" the appli-
cation rather than appeal Circuit Court Judge Marc
Gilner's July 18 ruling in favor of the Hunts.
Any appeal to the appellate court will not involve
a review of the site plan, just a review of whether or not
Gilner followed due process and used the "correct stan-
dard" in reaching his decision, Dye said. -
Whether "revisit" an- application means go back'
and start over or simply schedule a final vote on the "-
plan for a future commission meeting will be decided .
The Hunts had sought a three-story structure that
would contain ground-floor retail space while the sec-
ond floor would have 50-percent retail and 50-percent
residential uses. The third floor would have been resi-
dential. The commission had denied the application
based upon its interpretation of the city's comprehen-
sive plan and relevant city code that "only" two floors
of use in the ROR district were permitted.
Gilner said the word "only" does not appear in the .
comprehensive plar, and the Hunts were entitled to .
build their structure.
2005 Islander HURRICANE GUIDE pickup locations:
A Paradise 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Ace Pump 6804 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Anna
Maria Island Moose Lodge 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach Armored Dade Storm
Shutters 8112 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Bark and Co. Realty 5438 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach Batteries Plus- 6240 14th St. W., Bradenton BeachHouse Restaurant
200 Gulf Drive NT, Bradenton Beach Ben Cooper-and Associates 3909 E. Bay Drive
#110, Homes Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach Police Station 403 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach Bradenton
Lawn and Fun 6004 43rd Ave. W., Bradenton Budget Self Storage 5305 W. Mana-
tee Ave, Bradenton Cabinets Unlimited 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Creative
Native 8208 CortezRoad W., Bracenton Ace Hardware 3352 E. Bay Blvd., Holmes
Beach Curves 5366 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Diamond Shores Realty 1501 Gulf
Drive N Bradenton Beach Fantasy Travel 6630 Cortez Road W., Bradenton First in
Real Estate 125 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach First National Bank 5324 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach Griffith-Cline 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City
Hall 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Holmes Beach Police. Dept. 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach Holmes Beach Post Office 5304 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach *
Home True Value Hardware 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Island Branch Library
5701.Marina Drive Holmes Beach Island Chiropractic Center 3612 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach Island Family Physicians- 3':93 E. Bay Driv.e, Holmes Beach Island
Lumber and Hardware 213 54-lth Holmes.Beach* Island Vacation Properties* 3001
Gil( Drive, Holmes Beach LD's Jewelry ard Watch Repair 7358 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton Mike Norman Realty 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Oswald Trippe and .
Co. 5203 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Quality Builders 5500 l marina Drive, Holmes
SBeach Rader's Reef 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Richard's Whole Foods *
5344 Gulf Drive Holme? Beach Shutter Vue 8799 Cortez Road W.,
Braden-on Smith Realtors 5911 -.anna Drn.- Hl-,ime- Beac Solar
Vision -1908 irlanraiee Aternue W Bra.lenl.:r Storage Pros 6801
Cortez R.ja. W Bra. Jeniorn Surfside Realty -208 Codlez Road
#4, Bra, rnt,,rn T. Dolly Young* '5510 C '..b1.rina,. Dri.e Holme. Beach
Coldwell Banker j3.14 E Ba.,. Di,..e Hol-I-: Bea:h Tingley Me-
morial Library 111 Se-,::-nr Sit 1 Bradentol: Beach Wagner Realty
2217 Gull Dr'..- rH Brade,,-_,rin Beach *
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. :'-24 E Ba,
Drive, Holnre eac.r West Coast Carpel
and Tile 4-1224B 2in SI W Br.a1,njrin *
West Manatee Fire & Rescue I 1 r -i.rlnna
Drive, H:,limrn i.h ech
Max Madfield of Ihe
National Hirricane Cenler sa.s,
"Pick up a copy of
today, and get prepared!"
Also available at The Islander newspaper
office 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Karly Webb, Kelly
greet Santa Claus
with a group hug
during his visit to
the Moose Lodge in
More than 65 kids
attended the club's
"Christmas in July"
received gifts from
Santa Claus. Plenty
of baby brothers
and sisters, parents
also enjoyed the
Join turtle release on Key today
Alot '-N Sea Turnle Rchabiliation Hospital will be
relasiit .,'I ino the Gutt'f tAlexico an adult female
i, gLh'liad nu It iaii It// r" nom the beach of
Lonhott K i lcv at I0 t.m. It iednesday, July 27, and'you
Ca..n tllIIt ar. The release wil ilta(k place north of 3351
Gallt I.'f1 ,c\lt-i, Drivt'i I / i/ s(iah of the Sea Horse).
II llc, wi/hO' .,i her nt'/iie lrti''ii disorienting herself on
Lnbot',/irloa v h K Iatrc shla' atr slie itd sted (,in June 15.
Dir'inii ht r rimni nt rtlabilitiaon II walker it as treated
tor an itl'itn'i oin hler i.',l flipper and is now ready
1,r r1 i'iL a and iti p'o. liie hatt she mnry nest again,
according to MlIo. For ,moie information, contact
.Anieia Gn\Iadeen at 3.',-4-331. In other turtle hews,
It FL- TI hlllllCl I will broadcast from the
BeachHouii_ Re.mnaurani at 10 a.mn. July 2S. featurinii
.-\la Mlaria Iil nd Turtle It\ atch.i
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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.. At Vatican
Marilyn and Don Hartsfield of Holmes Beach took their Islander and the
Travelers, celebration of 50 years of marriage to the Vatican in Italy, one of many stops
Amanda Rollins ofBradenton and Plainfield, Ind., and friend Aubrey Able ofPlainfield, on a Mediterranean cruise. With them were two daughters and their families
both 17, catch up on Island news while visiting on Kings Island, Cincinnati. to help with the celebration.
Nancy and Tony Marano, faithful Anna Maria Island
visitors for 24 years, salute Island friends via The
Islander and the Tower of Pisa in Italy. Their home
is in Akron, Ohio.
Pause at Harry's
Donna, Christy and Ken Zajac of Holmes Beach and Darien, Ill., check Island events while at Harry's Bar on
the Via Veneto in Rome.,
Dr. Kathleen Wright and daughter Margaux of Anna Maria and St. Louis, Mo., visit the beach
on Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands, not forgetting their favorite newspaper.
Cruises with star
Deryll E. Gross, Excaliber real estate broker, helps celebrity
Jimmy. Dean flog his book, "30 Years of Sausage, 50 Years of'
Ham," as they cruised Chesapeake Bay aboard an American
Cruise liner. The singer/actor/sausage magnate gave an
autographed copy of his book to the captain and one to Gross.
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Rep. Galvano offers support for future Center
By Diana Bogan
State Rep. Bill Galvano visited the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center during for an update on plans
to renovate the facilities.
While at the Center, Gal1 anoI toured the existing
facility and was shown the proposed construction
plans. "I'm going to support it any way I can," Galvano
told Center Executive Director Pieriette Kelly.
Kelly told him that two-thirds of the funding for the
new building has already been raised and that the plans
have been passed by the Anna Maria Planning and
Zoning Board to the city commission for approval.
Looking at the plans, Galvano inquired about the
security of the campus, and noted that, when it comes
to child safety, one secure entrance "is well northh it."
Kelly highlighted the teen performing arts room on
the second floor, the addition of a stage in the gymna-
sium, an Internet cafe and expanded kitchen area.
During his visit, Galvano also met with some of the
summer camp participants and learned about the many
prevention program the center offers, such as family
counseling and the recent teen suicide and drug preven-
tion presentations offered this month.
Galvano-was impressed at the staff's attention to
prevention programs and stated one of his goals is to
solicit more state funding for prevention programs.
There is almost community denial that some of these
things can happen in our own community, he said.
"The idea is to have community-based care, and this is
it. It's awesome that you're doing it."
In talking about the Center's future plans, Kelly
noted that the new facility will allow for more preven-
t ion- it pe programs. She said the expanded kitchen will
allow the Center to offer junior culinary courses that
will give teens valuable skills and job potential. She
Anna Maria Island Communiry Center Executive Director Pierrette Ke:lly 'walks" State Rep. Bill Galvano
through the site plans of the proposed new Center facility. The Center's Scott Dell looks on. Islander Photo:
said there are also plans to have a computer workshop
where teens can learn to rebuild and upgrade old com-
puter equipment that will later be donated to low-in-
Galvano commented favorably on the plans andpro-
grams. "Theres more ork to do and I t ant to see my 'to
do' list," he said. He told Kelly he would d personally en-
courage each elected official to support the Center.
"I make no apologies about how much I support
this Center," Galvano said.
MCAT offers free rides noting children's summit
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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.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business card exchange at Ginny's Antiques
and Art & Jane E's Bakery in the old IGA store build-
ing, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-
Thursday, July 28
4 to 7 p.m. Wine and cheese tasting at Publix,
3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
7p.m. Song and Dance Extravaganza featuring
the Entertainment Revue at the Island Players, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 779-0202. Fee
Friday, July 29
4 p.m. "Grind" skate movie at Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7p.m. Song and Dance Extravaganza featuring
the Entertainment Revue at the Island Players, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 779-0202. Fee
7 to 9p.m.- Teen night at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Saturday, July 30
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reef cleanup at various loca-
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tions. Meet at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Boat Smart" class at the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St.
N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Unity in the Community"
back-to-school carnival at Just for Girls, 1011 21st St.
E., Bradenton. Information: 812-6622.
1 and 7.p.m. Song and Dance Extravaganza
featuring the Entertainment Revue at the Island Play-
ers, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 779-
0202. Fee applies.
Monday, Aug. 1
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the
Island Branch Library,.5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-3209.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
6 to 8 p.m. "The Basics of GPS" and "Chart
Smart" classes at the Anna Maria Island Power Squad-
ron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-
0449. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
7 to 8 a.m. Pier regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
5:30 p.m. Graphic-novel art demonstration for
teens with illustrator Jon Scott at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
*Tibetan meditation class at 109 13th St. S.,
Bradenton Beach, every day. Information: 779-9074.
"Beach Blast" Vacation Bible School at Island
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Twenty-eight young women, ages 6 to 16,
will bring their musical show to the Island for a
four-performance run starting Thursday, July 28.
The show will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, plus a matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday,
July 30, at the Island Players' theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets at $12 are available at
the theater box office and at SunCoast Real Estate,
5402 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or by phone
The young women will sing and dance med-
leys from Broadway,,Hollywood, rock and roll,
country, blues, and patriotic selections.
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through
July 29. Information: 778-0719.
"Bioquest" summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, through Aug. 5. Information: 778-1908. Fee
Back-to-school open house at Anna Maria El-
ementary School Aug. 4.
Vaudeville Follies at the Riverfront Theatre Aug.
Children's Summit at the Manatee Civic Center
Cowry shell jewelry demo for teens at the Island
Branch Library Aug. 10.
Sierra Club presents "Mangroves: Love Them
and Leave Them.(Alone That Is)" at Phillippi Estate,
Sarasota Aug. 11.
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Tales to curl your hair or at least make you cough
First, Africa provides the genesis for some of our
more brutal hurricanes. Now, we're getting its dust.
A huge dust cloud has risen off the Sahara Desert
and is moving west toward the United States. Florida
is well within the path, if the sandstorm doesn't dissi-
pate, and we could get some red tide-like symptoms of
scratchy throats and tickling noses.
The dust should also add enough particulates in the
-atmosphere that sunrise and sunsets should be excep-
As all Trekkies know by now, Mr. Scott -- James
Doohan died July 20 at age 85, although his ageless
Performances on "Star Trek" will live on forever.
As the New York Times described it, "When Cap-
tain Kirk said, 'Beam me up, Scotty,', or its many vari-
ants, he was talking to Mr. Doohan's character, an iras-
cible engineer. His cries of 'Captain! The engines
canna take nae more!' and references to warp speed
and dilithium crystals have resonated through popular
culture since 1966, when the original 'Star Trek' began
its three seasons."
The following, also from the Times obituary, is
pretty good in explaining how Scotty was able to ap-
pear in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" 75 years af-
ter the first show supposedly took place: "The time gap
was explained by Scotty's having jury-rigged a form of
suspended animation, sending himself into a pattern
buffer in the transporter and keeping his matter circu-
lating in the unit through a continuous diagnostic loop.
Like all 'Star Trek' explanations, it sounds good if you
say it fast."
One of the editorials in one of the newspapers that
comes out every day had a keen observation about the
relationship between Kirk and Scott. When the Captain
told Scotty to beam him up, it meant that it was time
to go home, to go back to where things were safe and
the bad guys weren't trying to blast everybody to bits.
Scotty was the gatekeeper, in other words.
Fittingly, Scotty's remains will be sent into space.
As if we don't have enough to worry
Although it is true that it's not paranoia if they re-
ally are all out to get you, the following seems a bit
Anthony Greenbank has written "The Book of
Survival," which includes, among other chapters, how
to get out of an alien attack on Earth.
"It's a textbook for non-heroes," according to a
press release; "presenting a practical program for sur-
vival under any circumstances. It is a manual to read,
re-read, and remember and to give to your loved
ones.It is truly everyone's guide to staying alive and
handling emergencies, in the city, the suburbs, and the
wild lands beyond. You can even use these strategies
on other planets, in case aliens decide to take you with
Specifically, Greenbank does admit that although
"there is no scientific evidence that aliens exist in the
neighborhood of earth, there are tens and thousands of
unidentified flying objects. So far, not one has been
Identified as a flying saucer. Whether or not sighting
aliens disembarking is merely a hallucination (the most
likely explanation), the-safest course is to get away."
Running away is always a good survival tool, es-
Glaser visiting glaciers
Capt. George Glaser on a busman'ss holiday" he runs the Mystic Dolphin tour boat out of Holmes Beach,
and on his time off took a cruise in Alaska. Hopefully he saw some glaciers before returning to Anna Maria
Island and 90-degree temperatures.
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MAJOR CREDIT CARDS & DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED
pecially when they're coming after you.
... and in light of the above,
Ya gotta love those wacky folks at the University
of Florida. Not only do they have the first laboratory
dedicated to the study of manure, they talk about their
findings in a newsletter they have chri ste ned the "Poop
"We try to take:a light-hearted rear view of the
problem, but managing all that waste to protect the
environment is no easy task," says Cliff Starling, co-
ordinator of nutrient management programs at UF's
Suwannee Valley Livestock Waste Testing Laboratory
in Live Oak.
According to the university, the lab is the first of
its kind in the nation and serves livestock producers
throughout the state.
With the cost of fertilizer increasing, using some-
thing more local and plentiful and free .is a good
thing. "The cow manure and chicken litter, which con-
tain valuable plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phospho-
rus and potassium, can help farmers save money by
reusing and recycling nutrients," the researchers pro-
There's an added benefit to the poop as fertilizer in
North Florida, too protection of groundwater sup-
plies and the myriad streams, creeks, rivers and springs.
"Nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients in waste
can degrade water quality in rivers and springs, caus-
ing algae blooms that consume oxygen needed by fish
and, other aquatic animals," the UF scientists note.
"High nitrogen.levels can also affect human health."
"In order to apply manure to crops at the proper
rate, farmers need to know what levels of nutrients are
present in the waste, and our lab can provide them with
that information," according to researchers.
Sharkskin boat-bottom paint?
Speaking of the University of Florida, engineers
there are experimenting with a special antifouling paint
for boat-. that is based .on properties found in shark skin.
"UF materials -engineers tapped elements of
sharks' unique scales to design the new coating, which
prevents the growth of a notoriously aggressive marine,
algae and may also impede barnacles." according to
Sea Grant Marine Extension Agent John Stevely in.
"The Marine Scene" newsletter.
"If more extensive testing and development bear
out the results," the report continues, "the shark-in-
spired coating, composed of tiny scale-like elements
that can actually flex in afidouit to impede growth-,
couldreplace con\entional antifouling coatings. These
coatings prevent marine growth, but also leach poison-
ous copper into the ocean."
Anthony Brennan is the lead researcher on the
project. "Copper paints are wonderftil in term of keep-
ing the ship surface clean," he said, "but they are poi-
sonous and they accumulate at substantial rates in har-
bors, threatening marine life. By contrast, there are no
toxins associated with our surface" based on shark skin.
So what's the big deal about having a clean bot-
Algae and h.irniacleI increase drag on a ship, re-
quiring more power to move it through the water. Ac-
cording to U S. Na ,\ figures, about $6I00 million is
spent annually to power its ,ubm.arines:nd i lurfa.ce
craft. About $50 million of that amount is attributed to
According to the University of Florida, the
Suwannee River basin of North Florida has about
25,000 dairy cows and 38 million-chickens. Statewide,
there are about 142,000 dairy cows.
bnnoa aoorio slon&CTr&e
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jul27 5:16 2.1 11:41 0.7 6:08 1.6 10:46 1.1
Jul28 5:49 2.3 10:50p* 1.3 8:14 1.4 1:06 0.5
Jul 29 6:24 2.4 2:30 0.4
Jul30 7:14 2.4 3:46 0.2
Jul 31 8:14 2.4 4:48 0.1
Aug 1 9:17 2.5 5:33 0.0
Aug2 10:10 2.5 -- 6:13 0.0
Aug 3 10:59 2.6 6:46 0.0
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
THE ISLANDER R JULY 27,2005 U PAGE 21
Reds, trout inshore; wahoo 'way offshore; red tide begone!
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Red tide reports are dissipating, and good fishing
reports are increasingas a result.
Backwater catches of trout, redfish and catch-and-
release snook are still-great, with good hot-spots in-
cluding Miguel Bay to the north and Longboat Point to
Mangrove snapper are also a good bet anywhere in
the bays near the Intracoastal Waterway.
Offshore action for pelagic fish like dolphin or
wahoo and even a few lingering kingfish is hot at the
100-mile mark out in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as
good bottom fishing for grouper and snapper.:
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said that water quality "seems to be generally
on the improve this past week. Several trips during the
week produced decent results with redfish and man-
grove snapper providing the best action. At week's end,
a half-day trip with Bryan Day of Kennesay, Ga.; and
his 6-year-old son, Nathan. gave up a limit-plus catch
of mangrove snapper ranging to 16 inches." Capt. Zach
added that he's noted the "abundance and availability
of bait this deep into summer. In a normal year there
would be precious fet% big pilchards available and the
fry bait too small to bother with. Small pinfish wouldd
usually be the primary live bait at mid-summer. This
year; however, there-ire pilchards of all sizesavailable
and the fry are already at a nettable size. In addition
there have been billions of small Spanish sardines in
the mix. The sardines are at a perfect size for mackerel
and absolute cand) for the plentiful snapper right now."
Sounds like quite the all- ou-can-eat buffet!
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching lots of mangrove snapper
along the Intracoastal Waterway, plus redfish at
Longbar Point in Sarasota Bay and catch-and-release
snook near Sister Keys.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore fishing has been excellent for dolphin, wahoo and
even a few kingfish in the 100-mile-out range in the
Gulf of Mexico. Bottom fishing has also been great, he
said, with lots of American red snapper, and Bill's ad-
vice for snapper is to fish where the bait shows on your
bottom recorders. Backwater action is still great for
Wildlife advocates are hailing a ruling by a fed-
eral judge as a victory for manatee protection and a
setback for contractors.
The decision was rendered by Judge James S.
Moody Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Florida. It was in response to a suit filed
by in 2003 by the Florida Marine Contractors As-
The contractors' suit challenged the federal
government's rejection of permit applications for
construction of new docks in inland manatee habi-
tat. The association argued that protections of the
Marine Mammal Protection Act did not apply to
The Humane Society of the United States., the
Save the Manatee Club, and Defenders of Wildlife
Capt. Mark Howard 'of Sumotime Fishing Charters
shows off a big tarpon caught near the Sunshine
redfish, trout and mangrove snapper, he added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said bait has
been scarce around the pier in the past week, but de-
spite the lack of easy food there have been good catches
of catch-and-release snook, snapper and yellowtail
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said he's
seeing lots of flounder and snapper, plus a few mack-
erel and catch-and-release snook at night coming onto
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's seeing some snook hanging around the dock, and
there are lots of mangrove snapper coming from the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge area of Tampa Bay. Catch-
and-release snook are also thick near Rattlesnake Point
in Terra Ceia Bay, Dave added.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he took a fish-
ers holiday last week to Lake Okeechobee and pretty
much slayed the freshwater, with lots and lots of blue-
gills on fly rods. He's back in the salt this week,
told the court that additional boating traffic in
manatees' habitat would increase injuries and
deaths of the slow-moving mammals.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded
that building the docks would threaten manatees
and violate the protection act. "To make matters
worse," the wildlife advocates said, "the contrac-
tors provided no protective measures for mana-
tees, such as slow speed zones, signs, and proper
enforcement" where the'docks were to be built.
Judge Moody ruled that the protection act
"demonstrates clearly that Congress identified
man's activities as the undesirable cause of marine
mammals' artificially low numbers, and recog-
nized these activities as being both commercial
and recreational in nature."
Sarah Howard, 11, caught this 10-pound redfish and
many more on a father-and-daughterfishing trip with
dad Mark of Sumotime Fishing Charters.
though, and ready to go.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's finding "fishing to be hot right now '
with lots of new fish in our area thanks to Hurricane
Dennis." He has put his charters onto lots of gag grou-
per to 35 pounds, red grouper to 20 pounds, red snap-
per, mangrove snapper, yellowtail snapper, small co-
bia, school dolphin and a variety of sharks,most caught
in the Gulf in 85- to 145-feet of water using Spanish
sardines and live Key West grunts as bait.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports are
coming in that there are good catches of redfish near
Longbar Point and Tidy Island in Sarasota Bay, as well
as a few catch-and-release snook plus some black drum
near any of the docks in the bays.
Reports from Skyway Bait and Tackle include
snapper from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, redfish
from Miguel Bay now that the red tide has abated, and
lots of catch-and-release snook near Joe's Island.
On my boat Magic, we've caught quite a few red-
fish, some catch-and-release snook and lots of man-
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide fishing re-
port. Prints and digital images of your catch are also
welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include identification
for persons in the picture along with information on
the catch and a name and phone number for more in-
formation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.
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Beach Olympics: Summer blast fundraiser for cancer
By Kevin Cassidy
The fourth annual Beach Olympics was held on
Sunday, July 24, at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna
Maria. The event raised $1,000 for the American Can-
cer Society ROCK program, (Reaching Out to Cancer
The competition consisted of five "athletic" com-
petitions among the eight teams that participated. RJ
Gators, Hooters, BridgeTender Inn. Bradenton Ale
*House, First Priority Bank and Ed Chiles' sister restau-
rants, the Sandbar, BeachHouse and Mar Vista, all
entered teams for this very worthy cause.
The keg roll and the tray race were timed relay races,
While the Frisbee toss and beach bowling had team mem-
bers taking turns to see how accurate (or lucky) players
were on their tosses and throws. The volleyball competi-
tion was a double-elimination tournament that tested the
stamina and mettle of all the participants. Each team re-
ceived points depending on where it finished. A first-place
finish earned eight points, while second place earned
seven points and so it went down the line with a last-place
finish "earning" one point.
Team Mar Vista, coached by Joe Rogers, earned.
the gold medal thanks to first-place finishes in the tray
race and the keg roll. MV also added a second-place
finish in the volleyball competition and third place in
beach boling. Mar Vista teammemnbers included
Kellie Spring. Brando Fetzek. Holly Harding. Amanda
Finch, H.B. White and alleged "ringer" Mlike Ide.
Following Mlar Vista in the standings was
Bradenton Ale House,. while e First Priornty Bank and the
Sandbar finished in a tie for third place. Congratula-
tions to all of the teams that participated in this fun and
Worthy cause. .
Horseshoe 'walker' again winner
For the third consecutive week, an odd number of
horseshoe players produced a "walker" who captured
the championship. George McKay of Anna iMaria
"walked" past his competition with a perfect 3-0 record
to win the July 23 games in a playoff over the team of
George Landritus of Bradenton and Tom Rhodes of
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Tuesday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 13.
:"-- ....-J. Cost for fall soccer is $45 for the first child and $40
for each additional child of the same family for Cen-
ter members. Non-member fees are $60 for-first child
and $55 for each additional child. Players will receive
Sa uniform, which includes a team shirt and matching
socks. Each player is responsible for his/her shia
guards and black shorts.
The Sandbar's Jeff Cavanaugh is a picture of
concentration during the Frisbee toss at the Beach
Olympics. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
On Wednesday, July 20, the team of Gary
Howcroft of Tampa and Sam Samuels of Bradenton
defeated Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and John Johnson
of Holmes Beach in a one-game playoff..
The horseshoe games get under \\%a a'9 a.rm. ev-
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Hall park. There is no charge to play and everyone is
welcome regardless of skill level.
Center fall soccer
Boys and girls ages'5-16 are encouraged to sign up
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Everyone who signs up for the league will.be
placed on a team, but for parity of the league, players
must attend the mandatory one-hour tryout listed below
for their appropriate age group.
Ages 5-7: Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m,
Ages 8-9: Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 10-11: Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 12-13: Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 14-16: Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The Center will also host a soccer camp for new
and returning players to get them geared up for the
upcoming season Aug. 10 through Aug. 12 from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-
Coaches are also needed for the upcoming season.
For more information, contact the Center's Andy
Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Celebrate gymnastics, cheer nation
South Florida Gymnastics and Cheer Nation will
celebrate National Gymnastics Day with an open house
from noon to 3p.m. Aug. 6. The event will include a
cartwheel-a-thon that will benefit the Children's
Miracle Network. Aug. 6 was declared National Gym-
nastics Day by Congress, so get on out to the SFG at
1826 60th Place E., Bradenton.
Also on tap are tumbling demonstrations, conces-
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conditioned facility. Call 758-5775 for more informa-
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Divers will clean reefs
Divers from the area will clean debris from
artificial reefs in the Gulf Saturday, July 30, and
hope to make this a regular program.
Brett Ramey Blackburn of Mote Marine
Laboratory said it will be a trial event as a
fundraiser for Mote and an effort "to get divers
out together doing something \g on hk while for the
There are 30 such reefs within 12 miles of
shore from Manatee County to Charlotte, he said,
several of them north of New Pass, but the targets
for Saturday's event will be nine "M reefs" -
medium-range reefs 8-12 miles offshore.
A "treasure rock" will be planted on one-of
the targeted reefs, and the diver who finds it and
brings it in will get a.prize.
There will be a captains' meeting at 8 a.m. at
Mote, 1600 Ken Thompson Blvd., on City Island
off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. Then
the divers will be turned loose to dive and clean,
until they meet again between 3 and 4 p.m. for a
"beach barbecue" at.Mote.
Details may be obtained from Blackburn at
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
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By Rick CAtlin
Galati hosts big boat
event at Vinoy
Galati Yacht Sales of Anna Maria
will host an international yacht dealers'
meeting at the Renaissance Vinoy Re-
sort in St. Petersburg Aug. 6-7. .
It is the annual Cruisers Yachts
S dealers' meeting, with dealers from
around the globe attending, said Matt
Condon, Galati sales manager. Japan,
Italy and Australia will be prominent at
the event, he said.
It will be open to the public free of
charge, he said, to view the newest mod-
els. Some visitors may get a demonstra-
tion cruise on a million-dollar yacht.
The event will be open from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. both days of that weekend.
Galati will give the public a sneak
preview of all of its new models in the
28- to 56-foot range. Galati \ ill also
offer its 280 Cxi at introductory prices
and the 420 IPS Express, powered by
Volvo's exclusive IPS drives that fea-
ture counter-rotating, forward-facing
The venerable Cruisers firm will
introduce a new sedan, bridge boat
which it will call the 477 Sport Sedan,
Galati is a 30-\ear-old family-
owned business with offices in Anna
Maria, St. Petersburg, Palmetto, Naples,
Destin, Panama City and Orange Beach,
Ala. Its phone here,is 778-0755, at St.
A Paradise Realty at 5201 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach recently wel-
comed Doug Walker to its sales office.
Walker is a world class professional
bull rider. Seven years ago, he was para-
Owners of Bridge Street
Santa Claus among its
Shoppers at their
I-F n- showroom for their
Christmas in July sale
and celebration. Is-
lyzed and confined to a wheelchair follow- tion Properties, 1000 Gulf Drive N.,
ing a serious injury while riding a bull, but Bradenton Beach.
he's made a near-complete recovery.' Coconuts Beach Vacations, Dennis
He no longer uses .a wheelchair, Rauschl, 536 70th St., Holmes Beach.
drives his own truck and operates the Beach to Bay Getaway, Rhonda
Diamond W Rodeo Company when not and Duane Finney, 2415 Ave. B,
showing and selling Island properties. Bradenton Beach.
A Paradise also recently added Anna Maria Terrace, Kathy
Mary Burke, formerly of Stovroff & Hubbard, 2312 Gulf Drive No. 108.
Herman in western New York, to its Gulf Beach Place No. 5, lan and
sales staff, and promoted Liz Andricks Hazel Morle, 3404 Gulf Drive No. 5,
to the position of vice president and gen- Holmes Beach.
eral manager of the rental operation on Lay-Z-Liv-N, No. 16, Barbara
Anna Maria Island. Noto, 2312 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
To reach any of the A Paradise staff Anna Maria Island House, Karen
or for more information, call 778-4800. Cunningham, 100 Fourth St. S.,
Island Chamber Seaside Beach House, Barbara
business card Ragan, 102 68th St. No. 102, Holmes
business card Beach
exchange today Bradenton Beach Club No. 26,
The monthly Anna Maria Island Steven Walker, 252 17th St. N.,
Chrome nL f Cro,. k-,.,r;i t o i .. Bradenton Beach.
exchange will be held starting at 5 p.m.
today (Wednesday, July 27) at Ginny's
Antiques and Jane E's Coffee & Tea
at 9807 Gulf Drive in Anna Nlaria, site
of the former IGA store.
In other chamber news, the monthly
morning breakfast for new members
will be at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at-
the Sun House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach. The breakfast will be
hosted by Bright House Network.
The chamber welcomed the follow-
ing new members in June:
Beach House Resort, Island.Vaca-
Laser Hair Removal, Pansy, 3218
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
*. Splash Graphics,,Alice Domey,
S504A Bay Drive S.. Bradenton Beach-.
Gabe Alvarino Insurance, Gabe
Alvarino, 2701 Manatee Ave. W.,
Kim McCarthy, American Home
Mortgage, 7240 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bertram, 509 70th St., Holmes Beach.
Coldwell Banker, Scott Norris,
3915 Cortez Rd., Bradenton.
Pegeg Horlander, Realtor,
Michael Saunders & Co., 4400 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton
Steve Watson, GRI, Prudential
Palms Realty, 2863 University Park-
Pat Naldreti-Bilodeau LLC, 4301
32nd St. W., No. 29, Bradenton.
Bob Baylan/Keller Williams Re-
alty,.7746 Eagle Creek Drive, Sara-
Surfside Realty, Scott Barr, 102
First St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Barbara Ragan, RE/MAX, 401
Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach.
Sun Coast Kayak Fishing Tours,
D.C. Bienvenue, 8549 Gardens Circle,
No. 15, Sarasota;
Harry's Continental Kitchens,
Lynn Christensen, 525 St .Judes Drive,
Longboa Key. ;
land Dreams, Kathleen,;Cowen,
9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,.
Florida Po"% er and Lig ht' Mel Klein,
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Manatee MLS as of 07/12/05 Total Island Properties For Sale: 203
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a, Total Pending: 109 Median Price: $695,000
Total Sold Since 1/1/05:213 Median Price: $595,000
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LIVING-ROOM SET, white rattan with entertainment
center. Asking $600, or best offer. (941) 778-3424.
SOFA LOVESEAT, two tables. Light colors design.
Excellent condition. $400. (941) 795-1010.
MAPLE ARMOIRE: 76 by 48 by 24 inch. Excellent
condition. New $1,200, asking $595. (941) 779-0021.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY'HISTORY "From Calusas to
Condominiums" 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: Last days, closed August!
Summer clearance sale. Thursday 9:30am-2pm,
Saturday 9am-noon. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
FABULOUS MOVING SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday, July
30. 7040 Firehouse Road, north end of Long Boat Key.
Home decorated by Anne Folsom Smith. Country pine
armoire; patio umbrella table; Stark baby-grand piano
(subject to prior sale); bronze whippet; twin, king and
queen beds; cocktail and end tables, wicker chest; two
sofa beds; wonderful country dining set; trundle bed;
bikes. Penn reels and other fishing gear; refrigerator;
pictures; lamps; lots of decorative accessories; nice
linens; kitchenware. I have a complete list of everything
in the house. Will e-mail or fax to you saie notices by
e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sale by Julie McClure..
SALE! NIKI'S GIFTS & Antiques, Niki's gone nuts
sale. All sterling jewelry, 50 percent off; sterling pearl
bracelets, 75-percent off. Storewide select gifts,
collectibles, antiques, art, vintage and costume jew-
elry. Bone China thimbles and cups and saucers, 30
to 75 percent off; Shop our Cow Palace and Troll
World by Russ. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, (941) 779-0729.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
FOUND: Men's glasses., Unlined bifocals,
tortoise-shell frames. 22nd Street, Bradenton Beach
on Saturday, July 23. (941) 779-2212.
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restau-
rant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of
Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience
the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The
Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC
or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized 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. Cour-
tesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. 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 $50,000, plus inventory. Confidentiality
agreement required for complete details. Longview
Realty, (941) 383-6112.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.
BLACK LAB: FOUR years old, absolute doll! Has
special needs. Adoption fee, $80. (941) 723-0496.
YELLOW LAB PUPPIES. AKC registered, with
shots. $250 Call (941) 720-6453
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All
are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
STEAL PEARSON-26: 1973 sail cruiser. Excellent
hull, clean deck and cabip. 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, Cerarifield, air conditioning,
wafer heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and
much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.
22-FOOT ANGLER: Center console, older model,
great hull. $2,500. (9411 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 saltwater wash 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 fish-
ing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941)
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.
ALL POSITIONS: Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.
HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak English,
have own transportation, weekends a must. (941)
778-1010, ext. 0.
EXPERIENCED, KIND, mature childcare provider
needed to come to our home. Please call for more
Information, (941) 792-3261.
: .rf- P of.sionia REALTORS representing
: buyers and sellers with Af '
Heather Absten, P.A. Honesty, Jennifer Absten, P.A.
941-807-4661 Iltef t 941-345-7002
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
.3 IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE
OpS .-; I' 3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home just 2 blocks from
S.-the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. Very well
~iB .'. |maintained, large bedrooms, master suite with
I* ..M ii., dual showers, oversized 2-car garage with work-
S shop area in back bonus recreation area
Downstairs, and lots of storage. Large side yard
_---, .... with plenty of room for a pool! $875,000.
GULFVIEW ARCHITECT'S DREAM HOME
Executive Anna Maria home with views of the Gulf of -
Mexico. Experience paradise in luxury one house off the C. .
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. I
-k julf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
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419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294 -
Located directly across the street from the beach, this inviting 3BR/2BA hide-
away offers peaceful views of the glistening Gulf of Mexico! The spacious
kitchen offers an expansive breakfast bar and handy adjoining wet bar. There
are airy vaulted ceilings with fans and pretty French doors which open onto a
Gulfview wrap around deck. Easy carevinyl siding and shell landscaping make
maintenance a breeze! Located at the tranquil tip of Anna Maria Village, this
wonderful beach house won't last long! Priced at $1,150,000.
Gulfvi8zw Location in thez ti1art of the Village
This spacious 77x145 foot building lot is on the far west side of Gulf Drive and
runs from Magnolia Avenue to Spring Lane! A new, elevated home will offer
wonderful views across old Gulf Boulevard to the glimmering Gulf of Mexico!
There is currently an older triplex Villa Positano occupying the back end of this
lot. Each unit offers 1BR/1BA generating $1,575/month income. This one
absolutely won't last! Priced at $1,250,000.
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ELECTRICIAN: ESTABLISHED SERVICE-oriented
company. Must be able to-troubleshoot. Minimum five
years experience in the trade. Certification a plus.
Vacation and health benefits. Call (941) 778-1999.
PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER: Nonsmoker, English
speaking. Call (941) 778-5405 or apply at Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach.
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT: Auntie M's Laundry
Wash & Fold Service, Holmes Beach. Call (941)
778-6772, leave message.
BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or
part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and
dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
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 inter-
mediates. 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.
29Years of Professional Service
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results'
MARTINIQUE SOUTH Spectacular gulf and beach views from 4hfloor 1/1 condo
with ceramic floors and expanded living area. Turnkey. $629,000.
MANSION IN THE SKY Bayfront 5BR/5.5BA penthouse,
5000+ sf with guest quarters. $6,900,000.
KEY ROYALE LOT 90x105, $795,000. Exclusive.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some with bay view. One 2BR, three 1BR,
room for pool. Great investment. $849,000. OWNER FINANCING.
TOWNHOUSE VILLA 3BR/3BA with two screened balconies and open balconies on
greenbelt adjacent to bay. Spotless, tastefully decorated. Pool/gazebo. $470,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 PALM Newluxury Villas
PERICO ISLES 3BR/2BA with community pool, clubhouse, exercise. Seasonal.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807 -
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-
1569. Red Cross certified.-
NEED A BREAK?.Red Cross certified sitter. Previously
head of church nursery. Call Elyse, (941) 779-2610.
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.
SANDBAGS DELIVERED7Be 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.
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 com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941)
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
2BR/2BA Shell Point condominium overlooking
the baybu, 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.
Jean Holmes Realty
778-2924 cell: 915-2430
SINGLE FAMILY- Unique 3BR/2BA north end
home, 2,600 sf, just steps to the beach! Pool
coming soon. $2,200/month including lawn and
pool service. Non-smoking. Available August 1.
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
. .. .. A Great Place To Live...
'. A Wonderful Way Of Life!
This fantastic 3BR/2BA with a two-
Scar garage screams island living at
-, '-- its best! Open floor plan with large
.a kitchen area and stairs leading down
to the large bonus room for the kids
S ; or storage. One block off of the
breath taking shores of Anna Maria
Island. Priced to sell at $599,000.
Call Dean Jones at (941) 345-7335
Realtor with Brenda DeArmond Realty
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for.communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and
training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. ool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repair/replace-
ment. Plus, get your hurricane panels now' Cut, primed
and installed with easy-mount fasteners. $85/sheet,
first story. (941) 730-1399. E-mail metrohs@ msn.com.
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) 538-0664.
MASTER YOUR Computer! No school, book or
person can teach as much or fast as this retired
computer teacher. Repairs. (941) 383-5372.
CLEAN POWER WASHING. Driveways, patio,
concrete, pool decking, fences, boats and more.
Satisfaction guaranteed. (941) 224-6627.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits,
weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets!
Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941),792-0160.
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or
exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. RA005052.
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while you buy or sell
property this summer? Let
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6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com
$ The sixteen suites at Siam Garden Resort at 512 Spring Avenue in
Anna Maria are now available for private purchases.
$ Private suite ownership in successful resorts generates the highest
occupancy rates and income.
$ There are 14 one bedroom suites, one two-bedroom and one studio suite.
Purchase prices start at $210,000.
$ These enchantingly decorated suites share a large heated pool surrounded
by lush gardens which was the star of the 2005 Island Garden Club tour.
$ 12:1 ratio investment. The average new purchase price on Anna Maria
Island has a purchase price to gross rent ratio of 25 to 1. Siam Garden
Resort Suites enjoy an outstanding 12 to 1 ratio, more than twice the
average. Example: One SGR suite priced at $350,000 generates
about $30,000. annually.
To reserve your cash cow condo in paradise,
(all Barry Gould (448-5500) or Ted Schlegel (518-6117)
.LAMD '-' s""' o3001 GULF DRIVE*HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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PROPERTIES. LLC Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Coron
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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.
S .100% purchase money mortgages.
*Residential and commercial.mortgages.
Private money available for those
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DICK MAHER -
INVESTOR ALERT! 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. Move right in. $829,000
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IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE 3BR/2BA custom home just
two blocks from the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. Very well main-
tained, large bedrooms, master suite with dual showers plus
oversized two-car garage with workshop area in back. Bonus
recreation area downstairs and lots of storage! Large side yard
with plenty of room for a pool! $875,000.
..,i::- R' REAL ESTATE LLC
2BR/2BA Elcganc co:,nd,_ 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'
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnkey condo. Nicely furnished in great
Westside location. Close to Anna Maria Island
beaches. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse with fitness
room, carport. Short drive to shopping and restau-
GULFFRONT WATERS EDGE
2BR,'2BA Gulffront condo: Fabulous view of Gulf
and gorgeous walking beach. Turnkey furnished,
updated, ceramic tile. Excellent mid-island location.
Pool, secured lobby, under-building parking. One of
the Island's finest locations. Call to see. $1,100,000.
2BR/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.
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
TERRA CEIA WATERFRONT
2-3BR/3BA Waterfront erra, Ceia Bay.
Updated, o I --tc en and master
bath, cera Sr in-ground pool, metal roof,
boat dock. Gorgeous view. $739,900.
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.
From $700 / month
Condos/Hormes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
LHolmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.comj
BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEY! 2BR/2BA freestanding villa
with wood floors. Private beach access, marina, boat slips,
Simply the Best
riA Tropical Island
Your Own Backyard!
You have to see this
property to truly
3BR/2BA, 2880 sq. ft. custom designed pool home with
gourmet kitchen in Holmes Beach. Six-foot privacy fence
surrounds this lushly landscaped island paradise! Deeded
boat slip with dock included so bring your boat. Home
Warranty provided. Don't miss this one! (941) 795-4700
www. broaden townhomes. net
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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.
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GULF SANDS CONDOMINIUM Two units avail-
able! 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront units; heated pool,
open porches to enjoy sunsets and a great location!
Turnkey furnished. $88.9,000 each.
A.SHOW STOPPER New Listing. Fabulous 4BR/
4BA, 75-feet to the beach. View the award winning
artists heated pool through the living room floor. El-
evator and too many amenities-to mention here. For
those who want the best!
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UNIQUE GULFFRONT Several possibilities. Motel/
condo use. Presently six turnkey units with small
heated pool. $2,999,000.
BAYFRONT Large 2BR/2BA, new dock and
sailboat water. Also has guest cottage/mother-in-law.
apartment. Zoned duplex. $1,350,000.
CRACKER COTTAGE zoned ROR and only 200'
to the beach and Gulfviews. Cute as the devil. 2BR/
1BA, hardwood floors, built in 1930. Even has an attic
workshop and a big backyard. $550,000.
Norman 310 941
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-
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, cus-
tom lighting, dumbwaiter and plenty of storage. Tastefully furnished
with a touch of island flavor. Call Heather at (941) 807-4661 or Jen-
nifer, 345-7002 for your private viewing. Offered at $1,495,000.
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S> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
* 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
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> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
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TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
-experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941) 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior 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, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years Call (941) 807-1015.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installa-
tion. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irriga-
tion. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of
Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential
and commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 729-9381.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
!service since 1975. Repairs arid 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 ol ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
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.
Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertdps,.cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and
restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience.
Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry wolk,handymian,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure
washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaughem.
Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I do
show up! (941) 778-3904.
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall
repairs, hand and spray texturing, acoustic ceilings,
painting, tiling and shower doors. Clean, honest,
reliable. Free estimate. Credit cards accepted.
F.A.W. Remodeling, (941) 586-4695.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free
in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Managed
by Coastal Properties Really, (941) 794-1515.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washerdryer,
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, 1BR/1BA,
$500/week; Alecassandravilla, 1 BR/1BA, $700/week;
island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest Bradenton
home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffronl cottage, BR,
$1,000/week;. Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA,
$1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty.
(941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/
1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to
shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail captko462@.aol.com.
MARINERS COVE: Annual unfurnished 3BR/2.5BA
bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158 sf of living
area. Gated community with heated pool, tennis, eleva-
tor and protected deep-waler boat dock: Call Dave
Moynihan, Realtor/owner, (941) 778-2246 or 720-0089.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex, in Holmes
Beach, one block from beach, $950/month plus utili-
ties, no pets. First, last month, plusrsecurity.
References. 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. Annual, $1,225/
month. Unfurnished. (941) 745-0959 or 778-1589.
ANN .UAL: HOLMES BEACH-3BR 2BA home with large
boat dock on canal; Walkto beach. k941) 545-6118.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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ISL ANDER CLSSIFED
BRADENTON BEACH duplex on Intracoastal water.
Dock davits, laundry, modern with all appliances. First,
last, security. Annual $1,100o/month. (727) 784:3679.
WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety 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. www.suncoastinc.com.
ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA, Anna Maria, washeridryer
hookup, newly remodeled, steps to beach, shopping
and restaurants. Available July 15. $950/month.- 941)
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA ground-level
duplex. Completely furnished. One house from Gulf. No
pets, nonsmoking. (813) 689-0925, .or e-mail
FOR RENT: ANNA Maria Island Club on the
beachnront. 2BR.2BA fully furnished and equipped.
Rent anytime. E-mail tennisnofo@'aol.com. (317)
VACATION WATERFRONT rental: 1BR and 2BR
home',best location, dock, beach, walk to park, like
new. (941) 779-'9074. E-mail:
BAYFRONT SOUTHWEST Bradenton: 2BR'2BA
condo, boat dock available, spacious new interior.
pool, lennis. $1,350, month. Available as four-month
minimum to annual. (,941) 650-4197.
SEASIDE BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/morith,
$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.
VACATION RENTALS in the Village of Cortez: Ador-
able 2BR updated apartments in a very quiet setting.
Walk and bicycle the 75 acres of preservation trails
.around the village. Stroll to great local fish restau-
rants and still only one mile to the beach! Well be-
haved 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.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Annual rental, 2BR/2BA, first-
floor condo with lovely pond view.. Very reasonable.
1,200 SF DUPLEX: 2BR/1.5BA, pool, large kitchen,
porch, fenced yard. Small pet maybe. August 1-
January 1.$900/mo.nth. 206 82nd Street, Holmes
Beach. (941) 778-3104 or 504-1330.
CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN Sarasota: Unfurnished
1BR/1BA, apartment. $650/month for six month
lease. References, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie,
ANNUAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach 1BR. Available
Aug. 5. $600/month, plus utilities and deposit. (941)
778-6541 or 504-3844.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: Lakefront, pool, short block
to beach, elevated duplex. 2BR/1BA, $1,200/month or
2BR/2BA, $1,500/month. (941) 962-4933.
DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: Elevated 2BR/1BA
with pristine beach right out your back door. $1,900/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL FURNISHED: Gulfview, steps to beach,
1 BR/1BA mobile home, 55-plus. $700/month. (941.)
SIT AND WATCH the dolphins play as the sun sets!
Bayfront condo 2BR/2BA with gated community and
pool. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
WEST BRADENTON: 2,400 sf house near hospital.
3-4BR/2BA, tile throughout, enclosed lanai, cable,
fireplace, pool, golf access, beautifully landscaped
condo community, great schools, ten minutes to
beach. $1,495/month, plus utilities, first and two
months security. Call Fred, (917) 653-3075.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA convenient,
quiet location close to beach. Two units available in
August, $850-$875/month, including garbage. (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: Beach-view of Manatee condo.
2BR/2BA, pool; walk to beach. $1,200/month. Avail-
able September. A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.
HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA duplex, $800/month.
Two.blocks from beach. (941) 755-4445.
ANNUAL: WEST BRADENTON, Perico Bay, gated
community, end-unit villa, heated pool, tennis, cov-
ered carport. 2BR/2BA furnished, $1,200/month or
1 BR/2BA unfurnished, $950/month. (508) 574-3352.
ANNUAL: HOLMES Boulevard duplex. 2BR/2BA,
cat or small dog OK, laundry. Available Aug. 1 or
sooner. $855/month, $900 deposit. One-year lease.
ANNUAL.RENTALS: 2BR/2BA river-front condo,
$1,300/month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-2307
RENTALS: VERY NICE 2BR/1BA apartment, $850/
month; 1BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer hookup,
$700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
SEASONAL RENTAL: vacancy 2005/2006. Fully fur-
nished 2BR/2BA. Short distance to beach. Cable,
DVD, VCR included. $450/week, plus $50 cleaning
fee. Check out www.annamariabeachrental.com or
call (813) 416-3099.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo, down-
town river-front Bradenton. Great view, gated com-
munity. $1,300/month. (941) 240-1712.
SEASONAL OR.WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
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HOLMES BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, walk to beach
and shops. Three to six months, $750/month, including most
utilities. No pets, nonsmoking. (703) 790-0077.
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condomini-
ums, 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.,
EXTENDED FAMILIES/INVESTMENT. Stunning duplex
minutes to beaches. Waterfront community, boat ramp and
marina. 5BR/5BA, six-car garage. Pool, outstanding condi-
tion. Owner transferred, must sell. Highest offer over
$600,000 to be accepted on Aug. 5. Call Sandy Sutton, (941)
BEAUTIFUL TURNKEY MOBILE home. Steps from
Intracoastal, 1BR/1.5BA, possibly 2BR. Low lot rent.
$59,900. (941) 704-6947.
LONGBOAT KEY HOME north end. Custom 3BR/2BA two-
car garage. Home in the historic village. Steps to Sarasota
Bay and Gulf beaches. Features large master suite with 15-
foot open beam ceiling. French doors, sun deck, wet bar,
fridge, hot tub, separate entrance. Updated kitchen and fire-
place. $739,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
BUILDABLE R2 lots: 9,000 sf, $799,000 and 10,000 sf,
$890,000. Also, canalfront homes, $900,000 to $1,100,000.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see the beautiful
peaceful mountains of western North Carolina mountains.
Homes, cabins,, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, N.C.
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WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains Where there is
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Call for free brochure of Mountain Property Sales. (800)
642-5333. Realty of Murphy. 317 Peachtree St., Murphy,
N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.
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.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the foothills 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 (800) 709-LAKE.
CLOSEOUT SALE! Lakeview bargains from $39,900 with
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Ocala/Gainesville Area..20 acres from $195,000. 100 acres
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woodlands teeming with deer and turkey. Save up to$20,000!
'Great financing. Call toll free, (866) 352-2249, ext. 517 or-
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN property, 2.75 acres with 50-mile
view or one-acre lakefront lot only $85,000. Private communities with
views, creeks, river and lake access. Swim, fish, hike. Other lots from
$20,000-$85,000. (800) 699-1289 or www.riverbendlakelure.com.
GEORGIA COAST: Large wooded access, marsh-front and
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Limited availability, mid $70s and up. Call today, (877) 266-7376.
. NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $34,990. Scenic region, views, canyons,
trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100 percent financing. Call (877) 822-LAND!.
NORTH CAROLINA Mountains: four acres on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, $49,500. Owner,
(866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA Waterfront preconstruction Grand
opening! 1.56 acres, $199,900. Deep boat-able waterfront!
Panoramic views, private setting. Paved road, underground
utilities. Aug 13-14 only. Call (800) 732-6601, ext. 1338. Charles
NEW RELEASE 20-percent discount for reservation holders only.
Coastal Georgia gated deep-water Access. Wooded, lagoon and golf
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years new condo with lake view. Completely
furnished. Close to the recreation facilities.
Shopping and beaches nearby. Great rental
or retire in a resort. Super investment prop-
erty! $179,000 Call Dave Jones at 778-4800.
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
BREATHTAKING 2BR/2BA condo with
breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
beach access. Upstairs unit with parking
below. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,
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BAY FRONT WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS. GULF WATCH 2 BD/2 BA with almost 1,300
Turnkey 2BD/ 2BA unit with wide open water sf of living space. Tile throughout. Nicely
views. Covered parking and a boat dock, as furnished & rental friendly too. Walk across
well. Don't miss this one! $555,000 Call Dick the street to white sandy beach. Asking
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800 $459,000. Call Cindy 941-504-6176.
SIDE-BY-SIDE LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES IN
ANNA MARIA! BUY ONE OR BOTH!
Why buy "half" when you can have entire duplex for the same price?
302 North Shore Dr 3+BR/3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA
1BR/1BA apartment. Five-car garage, duplex with five-car garage. Private
one short block to beach. Seawall and open decks, large picture windows,
dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! Asking great views of lake. Asking
$850,000. MLS 502321. $750,000. MLS 502297.
Call Stenhanie Bell. 19411 920-5156. or Frank Mioliore. 1941) 778-2307.
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on the intracoasial 3.100 sf, plus two-car garage
Marble and wood floors, gourmet kitcnens
Marketed in conjunction with RJ Really Karenr
Day 778-2246. #509339. $2 500,00C0
SOUTH BEACH VILLAGE Condominium
Townhomes on Anna Maria Island. Eight Key West
style units with 3,300 sf under roof, 3BR/2.5BA,
two-car garage. Designer fumished, Gulf and bay
views, with beach access. Stan Rutstein, 727-2800.
#510225. Starting at $1,249,000.
A RARE FIND! Anna Maria Gulffront lot Becky
Smith or Eli; Siarreli. 778-2246 #504998.
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WATERFRONT LIVING! Enjoy amazing
waterfront views of Longboat Key from this
rarely available condo in The Vistas at Wild
Oak Bay! Totally renovated with upgrades ga-
lore, furnished. Judy McCauley, 751-0670.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular 4BRi
2 5BA baylront residence with 120-feel on
Ihe bay and 80-feet of canal frontage Dock
vertical hit solar healed pool Bay-view
Close to beach Dave Moynnhan. 778-2246
PENINSULA AT RIVIERA DUNES Absolutely
gorgeous 4-5BRi3 5BA waterfronm rome with
Iranquil views ol the Manatee River.
12-fool ceilings, large open kitchen with gran-
ie counter ltps 3-car garage, screened lanai.
Gail Adams, 722-2246. #509666 $1,300,000
FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Prime furnished
end-unit offering spacious floor plan with
eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, walk-in closets,
fireplace and two balconies. Dave Moynihan,
778-2246. #507333. $675,000.
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ISLAND TOWN HOME Newly constructed
3BR/2BA townhome offering 1,725 sf of living
area. A former model,this unit has numerous
custom features. Heated pool, private garage
and near Beach. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
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