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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 13, No. 42 Aug. 24, 2005 FREE
canals a 'big
can of worms'
By Rick Catlin
It's too bad sal\\ after fish don't go for worms. If
they did, Holmes Beach canals would be a fisherman's
paradise, considering the "big can of worms" the city
study of canals has unearthed.
In fact, the "can of worms" wouldn't even be open
if the city wasn't trying to solve the problem for prop-
erty owners along the Sunrise basin and T-end canals
in Holmes Beach to use the clrwi-o\i ned canal-bottom
Sfor private docks. The cit\ ma\ ha\ e uninientioniall
created an even bigger nightmare, but not a fisherman's
That's what the commission learned at its special
worksession oh canals and docks Aug. 17.
Solving the Sunrise and T-end canal situations are
"easy" said Mayor Carol Whitmore, compared to find-
ing a solution for all the issues raised in the canal study
done by city planner Bill.Brisson.
"We have opened a major can of worms," the
That's because the Brisson study, along with input
from City Attorne, Patricia Petruff and Building Of-
ficial Bill Saunders, has revealed that bottom land on
some other city canals such as alongside Baronet Lane
has been dedicated to the city, many docks in the city
do not meet the code, and some property owners may
or may not have ownership of the bottom land where
their docks stand, among a host of other problems.
Other questions that arose in the Brisson study in-
PLEASE SEE CANALS, PAGE 3
Old Anna Maria school to new:
January move on target
Anna Maria Elementary School's new two-story
building is on schedule for completion-by the end of
November, says Principal Kathy Hayes. Students and
teachers will transition to the new building with the
start of the New Year after undergoing what Hayes
says has been the longest planning phase of any school
in the Manatee County School District.
The new building will be more economical to heat
and cool, according to the planners, offer wireless
classrooms,-each with bathroom access, and a reading
nook in the second-floor media center.will offer a pan-
oramic view of the bay.
The new dining facility will also have bathrooms
and feature an outdoor picnic area and atrium. Hayes
said plans now call for the auditorium and building
slated for the music and art complex to be renovated
beginning in November with completion in January for
the start of the second semester.
Hayes noted that when the old building is razed it
will allow for more parking and drop-off space, allevi-
ating traffic on Gulf Drive.
Additionally, parents have suggested the old ca-
boose be transformed into an AME museum, since it
will no longer house office'and class space.
Fire assessment maxed in new budget
A little off course
This golfcart which was apparently stolen fiom
Catcher's Marina some time overnight was observed
awash in the Gulf of Mexico near the 80th' Street beach
access in Holmes Beach apparently off course and in
the "rough" following a night of beach cruising an
illegal activity on any of; :h Ila- 's three cities'
beaches. Islander Photo:.J.L. Robertson
By Rick Catlin
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District residents
will see their annual fire assessment go up in the up-
coming year's tax bill, but not to worry. It's going to
be at the maximum allowed by the Florida legislature
and can't go higher without a change in the law. The
district can, however, add the "personal income
growth" factor to future assessments.
The WMFRD commission at its Aug. 18 meeting
approved the increase when it passed a record $4.57
million operating budget for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
According to the budget, the base rate for single-
family residences, condominiums, travel trailers,
mixed residential and mobile homes will be $125, up
6 percent from the current $118 base assessment. Du-
plexes.will be charged a base of $250, while commer-
cial buildings climb to a $300 base rate. Vacant lots
will pay a $15 base rate.
The increase in assessments will net the district an
estimated increase in revenues of $206,000, according
to the budget.
WMFR Chief Andy Price has said previously the
maxed assessment will allow the district to operate
within its budget for the next few years, but without a
change in the statute or the ability to levy a tax on prop-
erty owners, the district may face financial difficulties
within a few years. In 2004, district voters rejected an
ad valorem tax for the district three times in balloting.
Total revenues in the 2005-06 budget were put at
$4.57 million, with wages and benefits accounting for
$3.6 million of that figure, or 78.8 percent.
On a brighter note, the district will have $4 million
in its reserve accounts, and Price told the board there
is a good chance the district will get a $303,000 grant
from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in
the near future.
Key Royale informational
Representatives of the Florida Department of
Transportation will hold an informational workshop at
5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at St. Bernard Catholic
Church on construction of the new Key Royale Bridge
in Holmes Beach.
St. Bernard is located at 248 S. Harbor Drive in
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PAGE 2 M AUG. 24, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
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will publish next
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Special thanks to
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By Jim Hanson
After last week's horror story of a dozen sea turtles
stranded on the Island, Turtle Watch volunteers are
almost relieved at "only" five strandings this week.
Still. fi\ ie s more than double the norm for the sea-
O,,"n, ~olid SL zi Fox, who holds the state marine turtle
preser daitn permit and directs Anna Maria Island
Turtle all uip and do\\ ni Florida's beaches hate
stranded in. record numbers in the past i o \ eekl. land
the reasc0n still is \ague. Red tide i the priniary sus-
pect, for the unusual standings and hea\ \ red tide co-
A turtle hat \\ ashes up on the beach. for \\ ha.e\ er
reason, is a stranding.
F( ,,aid MiAen Fole. strandin-- coordinator of the
Floridd Fchi anld W\ildlife Conlserlitioni Commission,
told he [lie ]10-\ear average for the area from Pinell;,s
to Sarad ota i, Ne\en strandinss in thle Jul. 24 1-. 6ue. l1
period, but this year there were 89. Most ere logger-
Of the five strandings on the Island on this week's
log, four were dead loggerheads and one was a live
Kemp's ridley. The latter is now at Mote Marine Labo-
ratory for treatment.
On the. other side of the turtle ledger, 673 baby
turtles hatched from nests on the Island beach, to join
the 792 others hatched earlier thisMay-October season.
Turtle Watch volunteerr salvaged a bucketful of
hatchlings that turned up in a nest the volunteers were
excavating to see why it hadn't yet hatched. They put
'.. '-, .'''-. 2 them all in a pail and held them to be released the next
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THE'ISLANDER 0 AUG. 24,:2005 N PAGE 3
Islanders overwhelmingly favor consolidation vote
Pamela Reed, the secretary of the West Manatee
Fire and Rescue Volunteers,'presented a S5,000o
check to WMFR Chief Andy Price at the district's
Aug. 18 meeting. The funds were raised by the
organization for goodwill projects of the WMFR
firefighters. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Canals prompt confusion
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1..
elude how many docks can be built at one property ,
how wide the docks can :be, whether docks can be
rented, and how does the city solve the setback issue
for a'dock for the property owners at the end of a ca-
Brisson also found instances where people have
built docks without permission, and some areas where
there is not enough space to meet setback requirements
and build a dock. The commission, he said, must ad-
dress the 10-foot setback rule and the current 20-foot
maximum length for a boat dock.
The commission must also deal with property own-
ers at the end of a canal and those directly perpendicu-
lar to the end. If it's not a city-owned canal, the prop-
erty line for each owner extends outward into the ca-
nal 20 feet. But there is an overlapping area of owner-
ship between properties at the end and iltose directly
perpendicular to the canal end. Does the city want these
owners to share a dock, or simply understand there is
an overlapping area extending into the canal and let
them fight it out?
"Well, I said it was a can of worms," replied.
Whitmore. The city probably didn't want to open the
can, but "to be fair to everyone, we have to address the
entire canal situation in the city, said the mayor:., .
SCommissioners did agree that because the city
owns the-bottom land in the Sunrise ba-inand:T-end
Scandals between 72nd Street and 77th Street, new
docks with uniform length, width and spac' i should
SBuilding new docks w ilh a uniform,. jidir in the T-
end canals would create additidnai:d6cks,-allowing the'
12 property owners currently on the wait list to get a
But that didn't sound too good for some T-end resi-
dents, including Irene Flynn.
Those docks are in good shape, she said. "Don't
tear these down at taxpayer expense. It makes no sense.
Why open a can of worms?" The present docks aren't
costing the city any money, she added.
"Why spend money when you don't have to?"
Sunrise basin property owners, who have been
waiting for the past three years for a solution, had no
disagreement with new docks, but owner Madonna
Fox argued against sharing the docks, as suggested
by the commission.
Solving the Sunrise issue, however, is easy, as
Islanders want the righi to vote on whether or not
the three cities should proceed with consolidation.
NinetN -three percent-of slanders who responded to
The Islandei survey on consolidation in the Aug. 17 is-
Ssue said Island voters should be allowed to vote on the
issue of consolidation.
In the same sur% e\, 56.3.percent said Island voters
should first be asked to oite on funding of a study on
consolidation. \while 59.6 percent said Island elected
officials could decide on the need for a stud\ and re-
l ated costs.
The survey was not a vote on consolidation, just
whether or not Islanders should \ore if the\ want the
cities to proceed or not with any consolidation study.
Petruff's suggestion \~as that the city tear down all
the docks on canal bottom land it ow ns, and rebuild
them to uniform specifications, then lease the docks
back to the owners..
That would apparently\ include the docks at the end:
of the canal between Baronet and Concord lanes on
Key Royale. That canal bottom has been deeded to the
-city. Petruff said, although there have been no com-
plaints from any dock owners.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, however, said it was
his understanding that some dock owners along Bar-
onet Lane are renting docks to people coming'from
i:Lakeland and other cities.
That makes it a business and that's illegal, said
Petruff. The commission agreed to eliminate dock rent-
Not all canal basins, ho\ ever, are owned by the
c. it. Some canals don't belong to the city, but all docks
are governed by city code.
And there are some "oddities." People living along
85th Street have deeds to canal docks, but it is un-
known if the canal basin has been dedicated to the city.
Also, some people own more than one dock, but it's
again unclear how this happened.
Brisson also discussed a non-buildable lot owned
Sby five people that has four docks on it at present.
He found several areas where docks are in disre-
pair, or where people are parking on a city right of way.
In the Marina Court canal area, some docks are falling
down, others are under water.
He and Petruff also discovered areas where some
land-locked property owners have managed to get
deeds to a narrow "sliver" of land allowing them ca-
nal access, but not enough footage on the canal to
legally build a dock. Yet, some of these owners have
"It is a really big can of worms," concluded-
Petruff said the city needs ,to address all the canal
issues now, even if some of them while technically
violating the canal ordinance aren't causing a prob-
lem. She's aware of about 10 ''situations" the past few
years of an "inconsiderate neighbor" building a dock
or having a boat that-extends into the property line of
the adjacent owner. That violates the ordinance and the
city must solve these issues before "more and more
conflict" takes place as people rebuild houses on canals
to add a dock.
The city also has to find out exactly what bottom
land it owns and what is privately owned.
STen years ago, said Petruff, the city's canal com-
mission had recommended to the city commission that
it conduct an engineering survey of all canals to estab-
lish ownership, but that was never done.
The city has the liability and responsibility for
governing docks on canal bottom land it owns, while
the city dock ordinance governs docks on canals where
the bottom is legally owned by private citizens.
But who owns what is still at issue.
Brisson and Petruff will prepare a list of questions
the commission will discuss at its next canal workshop
following the Sept. 13 regular meeting.
"It's going to take a lot of meetings to solve the
canal issues," concluded Whitmore, iri a bit of an un-
The planned Aug. 23 regular meeting, however,
won't-be included in solving canal issues. The commis-
sion decided they didn't have enough business to dis-
cuss and Chairman Sandy -Iaas-Martens got a consen-
sus to cancel that meeting.
Anybody got any more worms?
Holmes Beach city commissioners have adopted
language for a non-binding referendum on consolida-
tion that will be on the November ballot..Anna Maria
Sand Bradenton Beach elected officials are still consid-
ering the measure.
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Anna Maria City
Aug. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Aug. 30,6:30 p.m., city commission budget work ses-
Anna Maria City'Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Aug. 25, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: Major development plan for lifeguard station
at Coquina Beach, continuation of public hearing on
major development at 110 Sixth Street South, and con-
tinuation of major development at 101 22nd St.'N.
Sept. 1,5 p.m., board of adjustment meeting on Tropic
Isles-Osprey Development project at 101 22nd St. N.
Sept. 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 25, 9 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Agenda: Starfish Beach LLC at 2913 and 2915 Avenue
E expansion of non-conforming use.
Aug. 25, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Aug. 25, 5 p.m., Key Royale Bridge informational
workshop sponsored by the Florida Department of
Transportation, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
PAGE 4 M AUG. 24, 2005 T THE ISLANDER
Island property: Still best value on Gulf Coast
By Rick Catlin
Real estate on Anna Maria Island continues to be
one of the best values among Florida's Gulf Coast
communities, according to many local real estate
agents, but the boom in values the past four years may
be slowing slightly. People, however, still want Island
property,-the agents say.
"The demand for Island real estate is still strong,
but buyers are being more selective in their purchase,"
said Dave Moynihan of Wagner Realty in Holmes
"We've had such a significant increase in values
and buyers the past four years that it's hard to. maintain
that pace. Values are still going to go up," he observed,
but probably not at the high rates of the past four years.
The real estate boom has not been limited to the
Island. The average selling price of a home in Mana-
tee County reached $336,800, a 40 percent increase
from June 2004, according to the Florida Association
That increase was a bit higher than the Island.
According to the just-released Anna Maria Island Prop-
erty Sales Report, the average sale price of a single-
family home in July was $773,000, hp 27 percent from
the $609,000 average for June 2004. The average price
of an Island condominium jumped from $543,000 in
July 2004 to $698,000 in July 2005, a 28.5 percent
The increase in land values has not been limited to
Manatee County, said Moynihan.
"It's not just the Island and Florida. The boom has
been everywhere," he observed.
While the Island is in the traditional slow real es-
tate season (August to November), Moynihan still sees
a good deal of interest for any Island property, although
the inventory of properties for sale is low.
"People still want the Island, they're just looking
a lot longer before buying," he said.
But compared to other Florida Gulf Coast islands,
this Island is a bargain, said Moynihan.
"Even with our values up, we are still the best buy
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on the Gulf Coast," he believes. Compared to other
barrier islands along the Gulf, such as Sanibel, Marco,
Captiva and Boca Grande, Anna Maria Island real es-
tate is a great value for the.price. "People have discov-
ered Anna Maria Island," he observed.
Agreed, said Barry Gould of Island Vacation Prop-
"People are discovering the Island," he noted, par-
ticularly national and international media. Articles
about the Island in Conde Naste, the Los Angeles Times
and the Washington Post have all been published the
past year. "The Island is not an undiscovered place
anymore," he noted..
And with discovery comes the idea of purchasing
a little piece of paradise.
"There is still a desire for Anna Maria Island prop-
erty," said Gould. While concerned about how high
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pates a "leveling-off" of the recent meteoric climb in
values, particularly for condominiums.
"I'd like to see a good, steady, 10- to 12-percent
annual growth," he said. "But it's not happening yet."
While the number of inquires may have slowed
because of the summer season, Gould said he has many
clients who are "waiting for the right deal to come to-
gether to.fit their needs."
At the same time, however, Gould observed that
the Island's property values are only catching up with
other barrier islands in Florida. "The future looks
bright. I don't think we've reached the top," he said.
Brerida Boyd May of Boyd Realty was also opti-
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Holmes Beach code board questions procedures
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
approved its operational procedures at its meeting
Aug. 18, but not before questioning board attor-
ney Mark Singer about when it's proper to recuse
oneself from voting on matters before the board.
In the past, code enforcement board members
have made it a practice to recuse themselves from
the entire meeting when. a hearing poses a poten-
tial conflict of interest. In reviewing the board's
procedures, member Don Schroder noticed a
member-need only to abstain from voting, but.he/
she is not required to obstain from participating in
the discussion preceding that vote.
Real estate values still climbing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
"I see a rosy future for the next few years," the
veteran real estate agent said.
While there may be some slight hesitations in the
market, Boyd May said the wise seller will adjust the
asking price accordingly to "leave room" for future
buyers and sellers to realize a profit.
"It's still a seller's market and some expecta-
tions are high.. The properties that sell quickly.are
those where the seller is priced accordingly," she
Although Island real estate prices may be catching
up with other Gulf Coast barrier. islands, Boyd May
said prices on the Tland are still.a great value. And it's
still-a."seller's market." she added. -, .
Indeed. The AMIPSR said the 22 condo. units sold
- in June 2005 wasnearly, triple the number sold in July
2004. In addition, ,only. seven of the,22: units sold for
less than the asking price, andthe average difference
was just 4.6 percent.
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"It's bad form to participate in.discussion and only
recuse yourself from the vote," Schroder commented.
"You can be persuasive and convince or sway the
other board members' vote [by participating in discus-
The other board members concurred with
Schroder, who stated he was very uncomfortable with
board members participating and with the way the pro-
vision is written.
Singer advised that the city commission does not
have a resolution in place that prevents members of
any board from participating in discussions, only from
voting. "It's a valid question to ask, 'Who makes the
Barrier island prices
Compared to other barrier islands along the
Gulf Coast, Island real estate is bargain basement.
An informal survey of real estate advertise-
ments from recent newspapers published on Boca
Grande, Sanibel and Marco islands respectively
found the following prices:
Boca Grande: The lowest priced single-family
home advertised for sale was $799,000 for a two-
bedroom, two-bath house not on the water. The
lowest priced condominium advertised was
$399,000 for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit on a
canal. The highest priced single-family home went
for $3.7 million directly) on the Gulf, while the top
listed condo was for a cool $2.3 million.
: Sanibel: The cheapest single-family home was
offered for $1.1 million, while the least expensive
condo was advertised at $499,000.
Marco Island: The lowest price for a single-
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decision?' It's a substantive matter," he told them.
"You have a right to participate."
Singer said he would research-whether the
board could pass something more stringent or if
it's an issue that the city commission would need
In other business, Holmes Beach Code En-
forcement Officer Nancy Hall reported that
Robert Byrne has come into compliance since
the board ordered him to remove an illegally
moored vessel from a 74th-75th Street T-end
canal. Byrne has been in compliance since July
18, Hall noted.
July sales report totals
for Anna Maria Island
The August issue of the Anna Maria Island
Property Sales Report said that 22 condominiums
sold on the Island in July for a total of $15.35 mil-
lion. The average sale price was.$698,000, a.28.5
percent increase from the $543,000 average in June.
Eighteen single-family residences sold in July at an
average sale price of $741,500, up 30 percent from two
years ago, and a 13.7 percent gain from the July 2004
figure of $652,000. In July 2004, however, 22 single-
family-homes sold on'the Island.
Five duplexes sold in July at an average sale price
of $708,000, while the Siam Garden Resort sold for
$4.12 million. That resort has been converted to con-
dominiums and the units are now available for pur-
chase, but the property will continue to operate as a
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Docks vs. worms
Resolving dock issues, such as property ownership,
docking rights, who owns what and who has deeds to
docks, and what should be done about the T-end canals
in Holmes Beach ranks right up there with parking
problems in Anna Maria.
Sorry., but it's a can of worms.
It appears the City of Holmes Beach will now at-
tempt to regulate dock rentals and apparently even
more questions about docks came about from the city
attorney and a study conducted by the city's planner
How many docks can be built at one property?
How wide can the docks can be? How does the city
solve the setback issue for docks at the end of a canal
where property lines appear to overlap in the water?
How does the city establish ownership of bottom land
where docks now stand?
The city commission appears headed toward tear-
ingdown docks in the T-end canals and at the Sunrise
subdivision boat basin, and, at city expense, building
new uniform docks that will be utilized by either adja-
cent property owners, present users, or those whose
-names are at the top of "the list."
Sunrise property owners have been attending meet-
Sings, awaiting a resolution-for nearly three years, while
T-end dock owners have had issues for some 10 years,
including payment of fees which weren't collected last
year but came due again this year.
A long-ago city canal- commission had recom-
mended that the city survey all canals to establish own-
ership, but it was never done. Who owns what is still
And everyone in limbo deserves some answers.
Ownership is not the question where city and Tide-
mark property converge in the basin along Marina
Drive. The city owns the seawall plus some two to
three feet of bottom land along Marina Drive and Tide-
mark has proposed to pay the city $11,200 annually for
the docks there --although the company has removed
the docks and, apparently, awaits lease approval before
installing new docks.
With dock space leasing elsewhere for $60 a foot,
on average, 20 docks with 20-foot boats would yield
$12,000 per month for Tidemark.
Not bad, but citizens of Holmes Beach deserve
more. They deserve some docks reserved for public use
for transient boaters, day boaters and occasional
trips to a store or restaurant in the business district. And
a, place for the water taxi, if it ever comes.
Otherwise, eat worms.
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Way to go, Rick
Rick Catlin has written an outstanding article in
The Islander, "My Island in the sun," (July 13). It ex-
presses perfectly the frustration and sadness that many
longtime residents of Anna Maria Island feel as they try
not to.notice what has been torn down and what has
been built in its place.
The numerous blue crabs have disappeared from
the Gulf, green spaces are gone forever, and the "old
Florida" ambiance will never be the same.
Thank you, Mr.Catlin, for writing what so many
people believe, and doing it so well.
Nancy Bergstresser, Bradenton
Toxic threat to the.north
The bird that puts his head in the sand so as not to
become frightened is the ostrich. We, the wise ones,
say how foolish. Which of us is the fool? We sit with
the Gulf of Mexico at our door, the wonder and beauty
not to be equaled. We rest in hope that the scientific
minds will show us the way to solve our problems. Let
me put this in the hat for openers..
Not 50 miles north of our Longboat Key is a pile
of phosphate mine waste totaling millions of cubic
yards. A mile wide and high, this caustic and danger-
ous waste pile is a lingering danger to our sea life. This
beast sits and waits, a break here and a leak there, even-
tually causing an uncontrollable deluge of caustic ma-
terial. Bishop Harbor can tell of the results of a small
break in this wall, killing sea life in undetermined num-
bers. Our governing fathers have been given cause to
take steps to unsuccessfully pump the material into
barges. This project failed miserably in a short period
of time. In a short time the barges were discharging not
200 miles out to sea but something less than 100 miles
at sea. The race between the pumping and barging and
hurricanes was a defeat for sea life.
Some near-20 years ago a French concern by the
name of Gardinier [Phosphate] left us with a problem.
Our state legislators out to lunch. The Gulf of
Mexico takes a small part of the Gulf Stream, going
along the Mexican coast and on to the Texas coast.
Soon rounding the top of the Gulf, the stream takes a
southerly direction soon out from Tampa and soon
south toward Sarasota.in its path toxic conditions may
havb caused this kill area of all sea life.
Twenty years ago I, as an equipment salesperson
locating new and used equipment for contractors and
developers, knew of and discussed the problem.,Every
time that I pass this mound of waste material I am-
forced to look the other way, yet we keep giving per-
mits to mine phosphate to supply farmers around the
Sept. I -lwas bad for America and New York. This
pile of killer toxic waste will be Sept. 11 for our sea
Bob and Gail Keller, Longboat Key
Just because one commissioner, representing a hand-
ful of people with personal agendas in the entire City of
Anna Maria persists in putting forth their elitist agenda that
would keep people from parking near the beach, doesn't
mean that anyone should pay any attention to her.
Since she is rarely present and leaves early any-
way, I propose that we disregard her entirely until we
next get a chance to vote. If I was in town, which I am
not, I would go down to the commission meeting and
tell them personally that we need to put this parking
issue behind us once and for all. Now. Period.
Janet Aubry, Anna Maria
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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 24, 2005 0 PAGE 7
The Manatee County Health Department has lifted
an advisory for the waters of north Palma Sola Bay,just
across the causeway from the former Bongo's restau-
Manatee County Environmental Health Director
Charles Henry said-the ban was lifted after water
samples collected Aug. 15 complied with both the the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
The warning/advisor for Palmn.iSola Bay north
issued July 26 indicated that water contact may pose an
increased risk of infectious disease, particularly for
susceptible individuals, Henry said.
It is not uncommon for bacteria levels to increase
after heavy rainfall due to stormwater runoff. In addi-
tion, said Henry, the presence of the enteric bacteria is
an indication of fecal pollution, which can come from
stormwater runoff and pets, wildlife, and human sew-
Sample tests of water last week at other county
beaches were within state and federal guidelines, he
said. The county began testing saltwater at 10 se-
lected sites in Manatee County in August 2002 under
a federally funded monitoring program.
Palma Sola Bay waters OK
Ten years ago in the Aug. 24, 1995, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
The Holmes Beach City Commission rejected a plea
from Shirley Howden-Gillett to change the city code to
allow her to keep a pet pig at her home. The commission
declined to change the ordinance prohibiting farm animals
from being kept inside the city limits, and a pig is a farm
animal, Commissioner Don Maloney said.
The Florida Department of Transportation and De-
partment of Environmental Protection pointed the finger
at each other in an ongoing investigation as to which
agency authorized Misener Marine to illegally dump oil-
soaked wooden timbers and other construction material
across the Seven Mile Reef west of the Island.
City commissioners in Anna Maria discussed
participating in the planned 2000-01 beach
renourishment project after voting three years ago to
opt out of the 1992-93 project.
Playing at 95
Longtime bridge devoil e fitchc" Mitchell, left,
celebrated his 95ti birthday with friends, from left,
BubbaStewart, Doris Jones and Joan Aghazarian at:
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Bridge
play is from noon to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, $2 per
person. For information, call the Center at 778-
Queen and cremwe
The Conquistadors crewe and the DeSoto celebra-
tion royalty helped observe the annual Children's
Summit at the Manatee County Civic Center: From
left, Crewe Capt. Chris Atkinson, DeSoto Princess
Katie Moore of Bradenton Beach, Queen Melissa
Trippy, and Dr. Thomas Sprenger of Holmes Beach
as DeSoto himself. Special guest at the summit was
Francisco Jesus Padilla Falc, recently arrived
exchange student from the original OcS i'o's birth-
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Bradenton Beach budget ready almost for public
assessments rose from $434,981,500 to $547,400,323 in
the past year, and with that increase property taxes rose.
City commissioners will hold public hearings on the
budget in September to finalize the budget. The budget
and tax rate can be further reduced, but cannot be raised.
The proposed upcoming budget has few surprises
from the current operating plan for the city. Some de-
It's not just back-to-school time for kids, but parents, too. The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent- Teacher
Organization rounded up volunteers for its many activities at an organizational meeting Friday, ..ug. 19. Even
if you missed the "pow-wow," there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with PTO sponsored
dinners and fundraisers. One of two large fundraisers is the annual.Fall Festival, featuring carnival games
and a costume parade. The first Fall Festival planning meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the
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The proposed Bradenton Beach budget for the up-
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$2,738,119, while the proposed property tax rate has
dropped from the current 2.4932 nll to 2,4902.
City property value increases were up significantly
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apartments have been combined and shifted somewhat
- the parks department is now included in the facili-
ties management di% ision, for example'- but overall
expenditures are only slightly up across the board.
Highlights of the budget:
Police department for fiscal sear 2005-06:
$810,255, down from the current $812,048. However,
Police-Chief Sam Speciale has recei ed commission-
approval to purchase $61 419 worth of radios and com-
puters in the current fiscal year to upgrade the commu-
nications system to bring Bradnton Beach in line with
other cities and the Manatee Count\ Sheriff's Office.
Administration for fiscal year 2005-06: $385,567,
down from the current $396,700. However, this year's
budget separates city commission salaries and expenses
to another category, including a $10,000 line-item for
contributions to various other entities in the area.
Planning and development for fiscal year 2005-06:
$242 252, up from the current $188,262. Much of the in-
crease is due to additional staff within the department.
Facilities management for fiscal year 2005-06:
$151,096. up from the current $51,204.
Storm~vater management for fiscal year 2005-06:
$128,687. up from the current $79,445. Officials have
said that the proposed budgetbetter reflects the revenue
generated by the cit) s stormwater fee.
Streets and roads for fiscal year 2005-06:
$134,721, down from the current $178,242.
Sanitation department, for fiscal year 2005-06:
$333,447, up from the current $325,000. Sanitation
revenue is generated from the garbage. trash and'recy-
Capital impro\ ement projects total $782,828, and
include other funding sources and transfers for the new
bike lane at the south end of the city at $250,000:and
pier reno\ nations at $200.000. both of \ which are from
other fuindim categories.
The first public hearing to establish the tentative
property tax rate and budget \ ill be at 7 p.m. Sept. 8,
with the final public hearing and approval.of the tax
rate and budget set for 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Both meetings
will be at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 24, 2005 0 PAGE 9
Neighborhood Watch meeting
Friday in village of Cortez
By Jhim Hanson.
A .. Islander Corresponident
A Neighborhood Watch is in the making for
Cortez. a necessity say .some, though others question
the need for t iii a' illige tlhe\ say is one big neighbor-
hood \.here et er\ one is preit\ wafcful'already.
The or;,anizationmal meeting[ willibe: atip.im Fi-i-
da.. Aug. 26. at the Cortez Comnnunit. Center, 4523
123rd St Ct.A.-A deputy\ from the lIanatee County
Sheriff's Office will eplmin a Watch anid how to get
one going .
Organizers of the effort are' ` ar .Ann lE lis aind
Mary Fiilford Greein, both off ,\ horn iha e h.ild ui nfortiu-
nait experiepces.,invol\ ing property thett.
iGreen said a prime' reason for her participation
is her sorrow at seeing "kid,' I ve known since they
were in diapers, now gro%% n into adult skeletons
from drug use, and becoL iin' thiei es to support their
drug habits. .
SElli's said he and her husband had a new golf cart
stolen, and the project to rehaifilitate the old schoolhouse
at the east side of the village i n missing its lawn inioi er.
which,is badly needed fol r tle splacious ground,,.
LindaiMolt, another mon\ er in \ illa:e matters. said
neighbors already \A iatch. out loii each other and their
CrewV and LeuipmciiiLi
J1r,0n beach rcni miishIit'l f-. -:" iii
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your income stops.
Sur plan is designed to provide you money
when your income stops if you are
disabled from sickness or accident.
With disability income protection from
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24 hours a day,.on or off the job.
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properties,-and adding another organization "would be
kind of redundant."
"We're already doing quite well, thank you, pull-
ing together and getting things done," she said. "If
something bad happens. we just find out who did it. We
have always laken care 'of each other as neighbors,
without going through the county."
Green and other villagers have complained repeat-
edly to law enforcement officials about homeless per-
sons and drug addicts "wandering around, sleeping in
the woods and back \ ards. Someone slept the other
night on the Few Miller dock, and.when ve cleaned out
the old store in oider ti move it, we found 40 hypoder-
But the sheriff's office has its hands full without
mo\ ing homeless around, she acknowledged, so Cortez
hasi to ha ndle most of its own problems. Hence, Neigh-
Deputy Dawn Stroup is scheduled to outline for-
nmation and function of such an organization at the
meeting Friday. Four such meetings are required before
a Watch is recognized and eligible for any ax.sistiince
- one on organization.. others oni residential security .
personal safen and ,cams and thefts.
Details ma\ be obtained b\ c.illing 795-7121
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These ballet dancers have entertained at two retirement
centers and are ready for more, demonstrating that one
can dance and move to music at any age, said their
teacher, Mo Dye. The volunteer group, ages 20 to 70,
formed a month ago. Dye is kneeling at center, seated
are Kathy Doepfrer, left, and Sue Conte, and standing
are, from left, Hiroko Wedd, Cathletn BitUi'it. Hilai
Chamberlein, Mary Zion and Diarn Baiii.
Skateboarder heads program
for teens at library
Art Harris will explain his favorite sport, skate-
boarding, and give tips and advice when hie speaks at,
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in a teen-designed pro-
gram at the Island Branch Library.
The rest of the library's schedule for the month:
Saturday, Sept. 10, family origami, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, Friends of the Library Book
Club, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 16,Friends board meeting. 9:30 a.m.
The library, at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday and closes at 8
p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further infor-
mation may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
Florida Department of Transportation
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an
Information Workshop concerning the planned replacement of the Key
Royale Bridge over Bimini Bay in Holmes Beach. The workshop will be
held on Thursday, August 25, 2005, from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. atthe St.
Bernard Catholic Church activity center, 248 South Harbor Drive,
FDOT representatives will be present during the two-hour meeting to
receive comments about the bridge replacement, the construction
schedule, and a proposed detour for boat traffic that will be necessary
during the construction of the new bridge.
The workshop will be held in an open house setting. You may attend at
any time during the 'two-hour meeting. There will not be a formal
presentation. Construction plans ind poster boards with project
information will be' displayed. A project handout will be provided.
Comment sheets will be -available to complete at the meeting or take
home, complete, and return to the FDOT to be postmarked by
The two-lane, low-level fixed span bridge will be replaced with a
slightly longer, 153-foot, two-lane low-level bridge. Wider 12-foot
lanes and sidewalks will be included on the new bridge. Approaches to
the bridge will also be improved with 12-foot lanes and a five-foot
sidewalk on the south side of the road. One lane of traffic will be
maintained at all times during construction.
DATE: Thursday, August 25, 2005
TIME: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: St. Bernard Catholic Church
248 South Harbor Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida
PAGE 10 0 AUG. 24, 2005 U THE ISLANDER
Mary Ann Brockman,
executive director of
the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of
Commerce, met three
tions in Orlando for
a visit. From left are
Flanagan of Charles-
ton, W. Va., daughter
Beth Flanagan of
many, with great-
Carlie Flanagan of
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Kelly Westrate, Jenn
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Big bowling challenge coming Saturday
The big day is just ahead, the 15th annual
O'Connor Challenge bowling tournament for prizes
and glory and mostly for lun Saturda.,. Aug. 2.'.
There's still room for mnoie bo ilers in the popular
It will be at the AMIF Brudenion Lanes..4208O
CortezRoad, Bradenton, \l here sign-in ill be trom 5
to 6 p.m. with bowling starting at 6 p.m.
When the bowling is through, the awards parLt will'
begin at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradentori Beach. Results will be announced and
prizes given to winners of the raffles, tickets for which
will be sold at the bowling alley.
Prizes include dining certificates. merchandise. li-
quor and other items contributed by merchants and
businesses. including a big-screen TV donated again
this \ear bh challelige-sponsor The Islander.
Regis-traronr is :mil open at The Islander, 5404
MNarina Drive. Holnme Beach; Duffy's Tavern, 59th
Street at Marina Dri\e. Holmes Beach; and the Anna
Maria Ifl.ind Conmm niit Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, which will benefit from the proceeds.
George O'Connor, who with his twin brother Bill
sponsors the big event every year, said so many
bowlers have signed up that he isn't sure of the num-
bers, but he said there's still room for more.
Information may be obtained from Bill O'Connor
at 'Q9-9099. or the Center. 778-1908.
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for September by Island Gallery West.
The gallery said she "combines her love of the sea,
the beach and sailing to produce brilliant watercolors
in vibrant shades of the tropics both above and below
the sea." She has studied at the Art Institute of Chicago,,
Indiana University and Hilton Leech Studio, among
The gallery, at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is
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Charter changes on way to November ballot
B\ Paul Roat
The final two proposed Lchanges to the Bradenton
Beach charter have been approved by city commirnssion-
ers, and language will be drafted toplace the revision
on the Nov. 8 ballot for \ otei, appro\ al or rejection.
Commissioners last week agreed to cap building
height to no more than 29 feet above the minimum
flood elevation established by federal, state or local
laws. Similar language currently exists in the charter
but the revisions are more concise, commissioners
The city commission also included lot-size lan-
guage in the charter. The new section and addition
"Within the City of Bradenton Beach, the pre-
dominant platted lot size is 50 feet by 100 feet. For
the purpose of development and redevelopment,
under the city comprehensive plan and city land de-
velopment code, an existing platted lot of record
shall be deemed conforming when the lot size mea-
sures a minimum of either 50 feet by 100 feet or
5,000 square feet."
Within the other elements of the charter slated for
voter decision, probably the most controversial is
elected officials' term limits. Currently, city commis-
sioners and the mayor may serve three two-year terms.
The change offered would expand the number of times
an elected official may serve consecutively in the same
office to four terms.
As part of a "glitch" solution to the present char-
ter, there is language that requires the mayor to live in
the city City Attorney Ricinda Perry said that cur-
rent language does not require the mayor to be a city
There is also a training requirement for elected
officials, although the exact nature of the training is not
Two public hearings on the charter changes are
scheduled for September before the revisions go to the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office for
inclusion on the ballot Nov. 8.
Perry will present commissioners with ballot lan-
guage, which will be somewhat brief, and commission-
ers agreed to a mailing to all city voters explaining the
ramifications of the proposed changes prior to the elec-
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Gratitude still strong
for Nisei rescue
Wednesday, Aug. 24
5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce "Luau theme" business card exchange at
First National Bank & Trust, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
Saturday, Aug. 27
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
5 to 9 p.m. O'Connor-lslander Bowling Chal-
lenge at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road,
Bradenton. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 to 11 p.m. "Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna
Dance?" at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 773-0177.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Wednesday, Aug. 31
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat: Key"
breakfast and blood drive at the Longboat Key Cham-
ber of Commerce, 6960 Gull of Mexico Drive,
SLongboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Susan Oberender stained-glass exhibit atlIsland
Gallery West,-5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
through Aug. 31. Information: 787-6648.
Mammoth fossils unearthed at Palma Sola
Trace on display at the South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee
"Pippin" at the Riverfront Theatre Sept. 1.
Blood drive at the Sandbar and BeachHouse
restaurants Sept. 3.
Pier regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City
Pier Sept. 7.
Jazzercise at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Sept. 7.
Save the Date:
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf
outing at El Conquistador Country Club Sept. 23. ,
"Startoberfest" Sarasota Pops Orchestra featur-
ing the Sarasota Brass Quintet at the South Florida
Museum Oct. 2.
AID dinner and dance at St. Bernard Catholic
Church Oct. 6.
Island Players present "The Foreigner" Oct. 6-
Passage Key's 100th Anniversary Oct. 10.
Island Bayfest Oct. 15.
Tn-chamber business after hours event at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 20..
S* Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and
Parade Oct. 29
Trail of Treats Oct. 31.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ELCA
Pastor Tamara Wood
Saturday 5pm Service of Celebration
Sundayv 930 am Worship Service
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Marty Higgins of Anna Maria is back from a
crowning moment, expressing once again his and com-
rades' gratitude for deliverance by Nisei troops from
certain annihilation by German troops 61 years ago.
He was principal speaker at the commemoration cer-
emonies at the monument for the heroic event, located in
Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. As a first lieutenant he was
acting commander ot "the Lo.it Battalion" for tihote fiight-
ful six days when heroism almost wasn't enough.
Military historians rate the battle as oi:ne of the 10
nmost significant battles,he noted,but i? all but forgot-
ten by the public in both America and Japan; Both the
Lost Battalion and its rescuing Nisei unit suffered ter-
rible casuallie.. and the Nisei achievement is almost
incredible, Hicggins n-aid.
He was acting commander of the battalion because
the other 17 officers had been killed. He and his men were
Man charged in
Cortez fish swindle
Richard E. Wilkinson o f Norti\ e,t Braden-
ton has been charged in a swindle that authori-
ties sa\ netted him and a cohort $5,000 from
A.P. Bell Fish Co., Cortez.
Wilkinson, 36, was arrested last Friday and
Grady Sullivan is sought on a charge of grand
theft. Wilkilnson posted $5,000 bail on his
felony charge of scheme to defraud, and was
released from custody.
Authorities say Wilkinson, a former Bell em-
ployee, stole tickets that fishermen receive when
they bring in fish. Sullivan posed as a fisherman
and cashed the tickets, according to the charges.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 12, 1700 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, bur-
gLiar .A woman's purse was stolen from a vehicle
parked near the picnic area where her family was-hav-
" in- a cookout.
Aug. 17, 200 block of North Harbor Drive,infor-
mation. Officers responded to a domestic argument.
which was resolved amicably.
Aug. 18, 100 39th Street, Manatee Public Beach,
drug arrest. According to the report, an officer saw
Tony Colwell seated in a parked vehicle holding a:
metal .mnoking pipe. Colwell, 51, of Holmes Beach.
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Ma I I Higgin. 1Ai] nlia M/ana gilSt I ii linl :ip'al
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Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. It is the memorial to
Japanese American ..i/ldi ,i i lih r ,' it /diet' "Lost
Battalion" Jfr Nazi attackers in World tI, r II. "Go
for Broke" i ali di, Nisei ,orif'ii'o battle cry, he said.
surrounded by Germ.an toopn in the Vosge Mountains of
northern France, attacked aid r yelled almost constantly.
The strongest of efforts by their parent 36th Division
filed. and the Japanese Arferican 442nd Regimental
Combat Team was ordered to break them out.
-What followed was one of the bloodiest battles in
the-history of the U.S. Army. All.of the soldiers in the
RCT were Nisei, second-generation Japanese Amreri-
cans. So were all the casualties from then on 1,000
men-out of a roster of 3,000.
They fought every step of their way in to the belea-
guered Lost Battalion, and every step on the way out.
"To say we were thrilled is an understatement," said
He hasn't ever forgotten. Four years later, in 1948,,
Higgins, by then a civilian, took up the battle to have
Congress grant citizenship to parents of Nisei soldiers
killed there, an effort that took four years to accomplish.
He has worked all these \ (ears for recognition of the
heroic "little giants," as he calls them. They were sons
of people who had been uprooted fiom ithe home- they
had worked all their lives to establish, he said, "old and
young thrown into concentration camps, their property
lost, all hope taken away. Still, their sonis joined the
Army and fought alongside their persecutors, offen
heroicaili -; for which I am thankful, I wouldn't be
here without them."
Higgins left the Army as a captain after five years,
married, and spent 33 years with a plai ing card company
before ietiiing in 1979. He.spent the next 18 years-or so
,ailniin and rolling in South Carolina. His wife died in
1997 ;ad lie \\ as at loose ends until coinin heretwo years
later to join daughter, v. ho o\' ins property in Anna N ltriaa.
In Little Tokyo he met foir the first trime Dr. Ken-
neth Inada. \ wounded iie he ihtin' : to reli e the Lost,
Battalion Noti 89. Higgins is still active, still works
out three dji\ a week, still\ works for his Nisei heroes.
He plans to take part in a reunion of Japanese .mneri-
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By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Area Transit Director Ralf
Heseler came to Holmes Beach Monday to talk to Is-
landers about the planned purchase of four new trolleys
for the Island route.
Instead,.Heseler got an earful of all the long-stand-
ing complaints about the trolleys: Too noisy and too
big, they start too early and run too late.
Gulf Drive resident Glen Purves suggested MCAT
look into electric or gasoline-powered trolleys that
would be much quieter than the current or even future
trolleys. "It would be nice to have an electric trolley,"
He noted the trolley starts its route at 6:30 a.m.,
often waking him up. At night, the trolley operates until
10 p.m., often keeping him awake.
Heseler promised that the four new trolleys would
be "much quieter" than the current version, and were
being purchased from a company on Florida's east
coast with a "solid reputation" in the trolley manufac-
The same company does produce an electric trol-
ley, but the cost and infrastructure needed would be
much more than the $630,000 the four new ones will
cost. In addition, an electric trolley system would need
a charging station on the Island,.and the county likely
would have to introduce a fare for the trolley. The cur-
rent Island trolley service is free.
Purves, however, observed that because 50 percent
of the cost is funded by the county, the trolley is tech-
nically "not free" because it's subsidized by taxpayers.
AME seeks business partners
Anna Maria Elementary School is currently accept-
. ing and updating its business partners.
There are-many aspects to the partnership program
including opportunities for tours of businesses, speak-
ers in classrooms, financial help and in-kind services.
Businesses interested in partnering should call the
AME school office at 708-5525.
He suggested that 50 percent of Islanders don't want
Others in attendance praised the trolley and sug-
gested more than 50 percent of Islanders "love" the
While Purves and others at the meeting questioned
the late hour the trolley operates, Island accommoda-
tion owners complained that their visitors want the trol-
ley to operate even later.
Jane Ferrel of Holmes Beach asked Heseler to add
a lower.step to the trolley entrance to make them more
accessible for older riders with physical problems.
Heseler said he believed the new trolleys would
have an additional step, but all trolleys have a lift for
wheelchairs and riders with physical difficulties.
Some people asked Heseler to change.the route
system so they wouldn't have to walk a few blocks to
a trolley stop.
Heseler said he would look into the issues raised at
the meeting, but could not promise any changes.
"Just give the new vehicles a chance," he asked.
The new trolleys will also have air conditioning in
both the front and back sections, and individual fold-
down windows for the back section in the event of rain.
They should require far less maintenance than the
current trolleys, he added, because the chassis will be
built with aluminum that can withstand salt air and sand
better than the current trolley.
Heseler- said he expects delivery of the trolleys
within three to five.months, once the contract is ap-
proved by county commissioners.
He also noted talks are "ongoing" about extending
the trolley route from Coquina Beach south to St.
Armands Circle and Lido Key and into downtown Sa-
rasota and return.
During the winter tourist season, Heseler noted, the
trolley averages more than 2,000 riders per day, keep-
ing about 1,000 cars off Island streets during the sea-
Purves conceded the trolley does a lot of good for
the Island, he'd just like to see something a lot quieter.
Heseler said he would keep that in mind.
New trolleys, old complaints
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get back pay
The federal bankruptcy court in Tampa has ap-
proved a motion by Tidemark Partners LLC to pay
managing director Nick Easterling $10,000 a month
in salary, and back-date payments to January 2004
when Tidemark first entered bankruptcy court.
Judge Alex Paskay approved the motion, not-
ing that Tidemark has been reorganized with a new
company and a new financial plan, and Easterling
has not been receiving a salary since the bank-
ruptcy process began.
By approving the order to be effective from
the date of the initial bankruptcy filing on Jan.
21, 2004, Easterling will get about $170,000 in
Since its reorganization with the Reliance Prop-
erty Group, Tidemark has moved forward with instal-
lation of a new seawall at its property along Marina
Drive just north of the Wachovia Bank.
Easterling has not yet set a sales price for any
of the planned 40 units, but the current average sale
price of a condominium on Anna Maria Island is
more than $700,000.
When Tidemark was first announced in 2001,
Easterling had planned to sell the units for about
$400,000, and a number of Island investors had put
up an escrow deposit for a unit.'Those escrow ac-
counts have been returned to investors.
Business card exchange
set for this evening
A business card exchange will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the First National Bank &
Trust. 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, it is designed as a festive Island affair, and
participants are to wear "festive Island-luau apparel."
Details are available at 778-1541.
PAGE 14 0 AUG. 24, 2005 T THE ISLANDER
James P. Broom
James P. Broom, 83, of Anna Maria and formerly
of Northvale, N.J., died July 26.
Mr. Broom served in the U.S. Marines 1stMarine
Division in World War II in the South Pacific Theater
and in Guadalcanal. Before his retirement, he was a
textile dyer for 40 years at Consolidated Bleaching in
North Bergen, N.J.
Funeral Mass was July'29 in Tappan, N.Y.
He is survived by daughters Marie D'Amico of
Harrington Park and Paula Criqui of Waldwick; son
Warren of Northvale; sister Rozelle Hooper of South
Carolina; and five grandchildren.
Lawrence Lee Carnes
Lawrence Lee Carnes, 64, of Tallahassee and for-
merly Holmes Beach, died Aug. 16.
Born in Jasper, Ind., Mr. Carnes moved to Holmes
Beach with his family at age 18. He attended the Uni-
versity of Florida and received a pharmacy and finance
degree. He attended Florida State University and re-
ceived a law degree and a master's degree in urban
planning. He was a staff director for the Florida Sen-
ate Health and Rehabilitative Services. He was a man-
aging attorney for the Tallahassee law firm of Epstein;
Becker, Borsidy and Green. He retired as a patent and
Island Players se
The Anna Maria Island Players have selected their
first production of the season and chosen the cast, and
everything is ready to go into rehearsals.
Opening the season will be "The Foreigner,"
staged from Oct. 6 to 16 at the theater at 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Kelly Wynn Woodland returns as
director, just coming off another successful summer
Shakespeare production in July.
"The Foreigner," according to the Players, "is
about a shy young man named Charlie who is afraid of
talking with strangers and is thrust into a Georgia fish-
ing lodge, where a well-meaning friend spreads the
word that he speaks no English. So he hears things not
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Memorial contributions may be made to Down Syn-
drome Association of Tallahassee, 8830 Minnow
Creek Drive, Tallahassee FL 3,2312, or to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee FL
He is survived by wife of 33 years Jennifer; daugh-
ters Amy Carnes Etter, Renee Carnes Carlson and
Melissa Carnes Roy, all of Tallahassee; son William
Benjamin of Tallahassee; brother Tom of North Palm
Beach; mother Martha of Dowling Park; and seven
Clifford J. Lanning
Clifford J. Lanning, 85, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Holmes Beach, died Aug. 22.
Mr. Lanning had been a winter resident of the Is-
land since the 1940s.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 24, and memo-
rial services will be Thursday. Aug. 25, in Grand Rap-
ids. Zaagman Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrange-
He is survived by wife Jean;-daughters Holl\ Jean
Pitzer and Linda Doezema; son Clifford II; brother
Kenneth; and eight grandchildren.
t first production
intended for his ears. in confusion and comedy."
MaxlMa.erhofer plays Charlie. backed by actors
David Y; Smith. Mlona Lipp. Stan Koci, Sage Hall, Sam
McDowell and MNichael Hoffman.
Working backstage with Woodland are Ruth
Stevens as stage manager: Chris NlcVicker, set de-
signer: Don Bailey, costtumes: Bob Grant, sound; and
Koci. set designer.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. except for tw o Sunday mati-
nees at 2 p.m.., o shows on Mondays. Tickets are $15,
with the box office open from 9 a.m.- I p.m. daily start-
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the, next few months on Cortez Road by the Florida De-
partment of Transportation.
In no particular order, the road projects include::
At the Cortez Bridge, crews will be making re-
' pairs to the bridge. The work will-be conducted at night
from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Motorists should expect.
Between the east end of Cortez Bridge and west
of 119th Street, a construction project consisting of
roadway widening, drainage improvements, sidewalk
installation and milling and resurfacing will stretch
Through the winter season. "During construction there
may be lane closures during daylight hours," DOT of-
ficials said. "Expect delays." : :
From 75th Street West to 26th Street West. another
construction project will include resurfacing the road. Also
included in the project is road widening, drainage repair,
signalization and street lighting improvements on:the ap-
proximately 2.9-mile stretch. The effort is expected to be
finished by the end of September.
For all of Cortez Road from U.S. 41 to the Island,
intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures are
planned during daylight hours through the end of Au-
gust as crews trim and remove trees oerhanging the
roadway and side alks.
At Cortez Road and 14th Street, as well as at 44th
Avenue East, a "permanent closure of First Street West
between 42nd A\enue East and 44th Avenue Eastc will
take place as \workers build the new signalizedijntegre -
tion at Cortez Road and 44th A. enue East Coinnectgr. The
$5.1 million project "includes the addition of turn Ilnes,
highway lighting, traffic signals,.oerhead signs-arid mill-
ing and resurfacing parts of State Road 684/CortezRoad'
U.S. 41." The project is scheduled to be completed bv
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Anna Maria beneficiary of Eagle Scout project
Anna Maria City has eight small sheds for garbage
cans, li:hnks to ni Anna Maria Boy Scout leader and a
Bradenton Eagle Scout candidate.
Nathan Cook. a .Boy Scout from Troop 8 in
Bradenton, built the structures from inweption1 to place-
ment on the streets of Anna Maria. With help from fel-
-lo), Scotts and leaders, of course, but it was his idea
He got the idea from seeing some garbage cans
along the streets of Anna Maria, and took it to his as-
sistant Scoutmaster..Don Hall, who ga\ e the go-ahead
alone x ith fellow leader Chris Collins of Anna Maria.
Cook formed his own plans from structures already in
use elsewhere in Anna Maria, and developed the list of
Using. the Manatee Communit\ College w workshop.
he and his helpers pre-cut the wood so that an.assem-
bly line of Scouts could assemble the-parts and nail
them on the follow ing Saturday.
O:" On Saturday 'mionin... Aug.13,atMCC,16 Scouts
and six adult leaders went to work:and in four hours
had finished the eight shelters. The follow\ ilng MondlAid
Anna Mlaria ciN employees put them \ here the\ be-
longed in the cliti.
-Nathan said he fiLgured the shelters helped the'eity
by'hiding garbage barrel from \ie \. keepingIanimals
away, and protecting the trash. barrel .. .
.Both Hall and Cook are on the facultvi.f MCC.
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and more at the open house. IIulii Phl.'io Diana B,'n a l
The Anna Maria Elementary School auditorium was a hub of activity during the school's open house. Several
organizations were on hand with sign-up sheets, including the Parent-teacher Organization, Island Boy
Scouts, Anna Maria Island Community Center after-school program and more.
Gellincg s.,c help. Eagle Scour camdidaic Nailhan
Cook is iurirvuied by helpers building trash barrel
dseliers. .Isahdlcr Photos: Chris Collins
Eagle Scout prospect Alrihan Cook works on his
project, trash barrel shelters for use in at beach
accesses in Anna Maria.
Sarah Quattromani is excited to be among Toni Lashway's
several years ago.
Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, Aug. 29
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Maxx Sticks with
Marinara Sauce, Broccoli with Cheese, Garden
Salad, Sliced Peaches
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch. Mini Corn Dogs, Sloppy Joes, Tator Tots,
Baked Beans, Fruit Cocktail
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Chlicien Patty on Bun, Chicken Noodle Soup
with Half a Deli Sandwich, Crinkle-Cut Baked Fries,
Green Beans, Applesauce
Thursday, Sept. 1
Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Tacos with Cheese, Oven-Roasted Chicken,
Rice and Beans, Pineapple Tidbits
Friday, Sept. 2
0Breakfast: Sausage Gravy with'Biscuit, Cereal,
Lunch: Pizza, Barbecue Sandwich, Corn, Coleslaw,
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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Red tide begone please? as fishing picks up
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is still good, despite the high water tem-
peratures 90 degrees in the Gulf and bay -and a
stubborn, lurking red tide, and mangrove snapper-ap-
pears to be the best bet out on the water.
The "dead zone" doesn't reach to 140-plus feet of
water in the Gulf of Mexico, and there have been great
grouper and snapper catches coming from there. The
dead zone runs offshore from approximately 10 miles
out in the Gulf to 30 miles out.
Backwater action for redfish and catch-and-release
snook and a few trout are also features at this time of
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's ,"I am happy to report that we have enjoyed
a full week free of red tide issues in the immediate vi-
cinity of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Cortez.
SThe water is looking really clean and clear. Bait is plen-
tiful and the various inshore species have been re-
sponding well on the big full moon tides this past
Capt. Zach reports catching lots of redfish up to 29
inches in length, snapper to 17 inches, using pilchards
or small pinfish as bait, as well as some good catches
of snook, flounder, gag grouper, and trout.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been fishing the Seven Pines area and
has been catching redfish, catch-and-release snook, and
big yellowtail jacks, as well as mangrove snapper to 14
inches by. the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore
grouper and snapper action has been excellent of late
in about 100 feet of water. Inshore fishing for redfish
is also great right now, and there are lots of trout
catches plus plentiful mangrove snapper..
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the best bets
from the dock last week were snapper, pompano, afew
catch-and-release snook and yellowtail jacks.
Andrew Morris at the Anna Maria City Pier said
there are lots of snook hookups in the mornings and late
at night. Other action includes pompano, mangrove
snapper and some sharks that had been lurking around
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's seeing lots and lots of mangrove snapper come
onto the dock, plus catch-and-release snook reports,
flounder catches and sharks coming in from around
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Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
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into good snook action plus plenty ofredfish, but he's
finding trout fishing to be a little slow of late, but the
bountiful mangrove snapper more than make up for the
lack of any trout.
He noted that inshore fishing is not affected by the
dead zone, which is farther out in the Gulf.:
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports feature
mangrove snapper, trout on the seagrass flats around
the Island, plus a few sheepshead.
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of sharks being caught in Tampa Bay at night, redfish
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Capt. Ton Chaya o n the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he caught lots of
catch-and-release snook. redfish and a bunch of trout
last week and he's finding that red tide is all but gone
from the area. -
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show R le The Fish
Charters said he's been putting his charters onto gag
grouper, red grouper. red snapper in the deeper waters.
mangrove snapper, yellowtail snapper. harks and bar-
racuda. Most of his action has resulted from water
depths up to about 145 feet.
Capt. Ray Markham on the Flat Back II that
"the day is definitely not the time to fish right now, but
despite the heat, we've been able to find a few reds,
snook, flounder and small trout that have been willing
to eat. Some'of my best days latel\ hai\ e been while we
moved around incoming storms with heavy cloud
cover. The rapidly dropping barometer, brisk winds,
cooler air temperatures, and slight drop in water surface
temperature seems to trigg e r the bite, even if the chew-
ing lasts only a short time." He's working Terra Ceia
Bay, plus Tampa Bay for some flounder. He also did
a "wade-fish soiree with about a dozen guys from
around the Tampa Bay area" last week and, as he put
it on what was classed as a "one-lure tournament,"
well, "while no one caught a legal fish, most did have
some kind of success." He said that things are looking
up for most of the local fishing.
On my boat Magic, we caught more than 40 red-
fish last Thursday and Friday in Miguel Bay and near
Joe's Island. Other action included a slew of mangrove
snapper and some good-size trout.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. i like Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing guide.
Call him at 723-1107 to pi : id" fishing report. Prints
and di,'ital ilnalys of .'tir catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or e-mailed t i I u \'iKluahc, rg. Please
include idtii 'tif. itilt for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
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THE ISLANDER U AUG. 24, 2005 M PAGE 19
What in the world is going on out in the Gulf?
First it was the red tide that hit the coast of South-
west Florida, and fish started to die.
Then, as the bloom of tiny plants continued to ex-
pel toxins and gobbled up the available oxygen in the
waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the bays, more crit-
The bloom was then pushed to the bottom of the
Gulf through a water temperature anomaly. An area
from Pasco to Sarasota counties stretching out about 30
miles in the Gulf was impacted. Killed were conchs.
crabs, Goliathi grouper, bottom-dwelling fish and hard
and soft coral. The affected area is estimated to cover
more than 2,QOO square miles.
Then sick and dead sea turtles and some dolphins
started to wash ashore, possibly victims of swimming
through the red tide zone.
According to Mote Marine Laborator "From July
24 through Aug. 16, the state recorded 89 sea turtle
strandings from Pinellas ount\ south to Sarasota.
County. The strandings included 50 loggerheads, 29
Kemp's ridleys, eight green turtles, one hawksbill and
one sea turtle whose species could not be determined.
Twelve of the turtles were found alive and taken to
Mote Marine Laboratory or the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium for rehab."
What's going on out there?
The original Gulf of Mexico dead zone
Historically, an annual "dead zone" is formed in
the Gulf of Mexico every summer off the coast of Loui-
siana. It can encompass more than 7,000 square miles,
and is caused when oxygen levels become too low to
support marine life.
"The dead zone forms each spring as the Missis-
sippi and Atchafalaya rivers empty into the Gulf, bring-
ing nutrient rich waters that form a layer of fresh wa-
ter above the existing salt water," according to Eliza-
beth Carlisle in "The Louisiaina Environment: The
Gulf of Mexico Dead, Zone and Red Tides."
"It lasts until late August or September wheh it is
broken up by hurricanes ortropical storms. The nutri-
entsprovide a i\ orble conditions for excessive growth
of algae that utilize the water's oxygen supply,fdr res-
piration and when decomposing," Carlisle writes.
"The Mississippi River Basin covers 41 percent of
the continental United States, contains 47 percent of the
nation's rural population, and 52 percent of U.S. farms.
The waste from this entire area drains into the Gulf of
Mexico through the Mississippi River. Included in this
agricultural waste are phosphorus and nitrogen, the pri-
mary nutrient responsible for algal blooms in the dead
zone. Overall, nitrogen input to the Gulf from the Mis-
sissippi River Basin has increased between two and
seven times over the past century. In addition to agri-
cultural waste, inadequately treated or untreated sew-
age and other urban pollution is also dumped into these
"Rivers carry greater quantities of water in the
spring, along with greater quantities of dissolved nutri-
ents, as the snow melts in northern areas and rainfall
increases. Sunlight also increases in intensity and du-
ration during this period, accompanied by warmer
weather and fewer storms, all of which encourage al-
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Our dead zone
Scientists speculate that the dead zone off Central
Florida started with. a red tide bloom that has lingered
off the coast since January, A thermocline a layer of
water either warmer or cooler than usual pushed the
red tide organisms close to the bottom of the Gulf. The
red tide couldn't move through the layer of water, so
it just sort of lingered near the bottom. As it killed the
marine life there, decomposition of the dead critters
and the bloom gobbled up all the available oxygen, and
the mortalility rate was exacerbated.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
and the University of South Florida, scientists have made
several excursions into the deep to take water samples and
assess the damage, the latest early last week.
Sampling water both on the surface and on the
bottom in an area generally north of Tampa Bay, the
scientists found "well oxygenated surface waters in all
but one station safnpled. Anoxic (no. oxygen) and hy-
poxic (low oxygen) conditions on the Gulf bottom were
observed at selected stations sampled between north-
ern Pinellas and Pasco counties during the cruise.
"The affected zone lies approximately 10 miles off-
shore. Comparison of these cruise results with data col-
lected in previous weeks from the transect at the mouth of
Tampa Bay-suggest that the low oxygen conditions are
transient; higher concentrations of oxygen are already
returning to the southern area. High concentrations of red
tide were documented in both surface and bottom waters
sampled in the nearshore region, and high concentrations
of red tide were found in surface waters offshore of the
affection legion. A strong thermocline was observed
throughout the region sampled during the cruise.
"Researchers conducted dives at eight sites during the
cruise and observed variable effects from site to site. Sites
that were affected had high hydrogen sulfide levels and
low visibility. Unaffected sites looked like typical live, soft
bottom Gulf of Mexico habitats and were located on the
western fringes of the hypoxic region."
A similar dead zone, also apparently caused in part
b. red tide. occurred in 1971 across "only" about 500
square miles of the Gulf. Bottom life returned in about
What does it mean?
Well, the offshore dead zone probably means that
offshore recreational fishing is severely hamstrung for
a while. If preliminary reports are accurate, the zone
stretches out to 30 miles from shore from Sarasota
north to Hernando County.
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Impacts on the stone crab fishery, which opens
Oct. 15, are still up in the air. Remember that most of
the stone crabs move from the deep Gulf to nearshore
waters they've got to crawl through the dead zone
to get here, and they're bottom feeders.
Sea turtle strandings have tapered off in the past week,
so an argument could be made that the unprecedented
number of dead turtles that washed ashore were those that
were caught in the zone when it was created.
But'the underlying mystery of the cause of red tide
remains. What causes the algae to suddenly start to
Scientists have for years argued that phosphate and
nitrogen found on land-based stormwater runoff had little
impact in red tide bloom. However, in the past few years,
there have been a few lone voices which have argued that
the nitrogen loadings and red tide blooms are linked.
And it's an awfully odd coincidence that, since
early 2003, there have been upwards of a million gal-
lons a week of treated effluent from a defunct phos-
phate plant running into the Gulf to the north of us, and
now we've had nine months of red tide off our coast.
Scientific data indicates the Piney Point discharge
isn't playing a part in the red tide outbreak, but the co-
incidence of the two events sure seems suspicious.
More studies are in the works, Gov. Jeb Bush is
apparently considering declaring the area a natural di-
saster which would open up federal assistance, and the
whole matter will bereviewed at length.
As they say, stay tuned.
Bringing things into a perspective that we can all
understand is the hallmark of an expert, and land use
planner Tony Arrant has proven that he does indeed
know of which he speaks.
Arrant has offered the following regarding shrink-
ing data down to anyone's level of comprehension:
If we could shrink the Earth's population to a vil-
lage of precisely 100 people, with all existing human
ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
Thdre would be 57 Asians, 21. Europeans, 14 from
the Western Hemisphere, including North and South
America, and eight from Africa.
Fifty-one would be femald,and 49 would be male.
Seventy would be non-white, while .30 would be
Sixty-six would be non-Christian.
Eighty would live in substandard housing.
Seventy would be unable to read.
Half would suffer from malnutrition.
One wouldbe near death, and one would be near
Only one would have a college education.
One would have a computer.
Two-thirds of the entire village's wealth would be
in the hands of only six people, and all six would be
citizens of the United States.
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Golf and bowling challengers go head.to.head
By Kevin Cassidy
Saturday, Aug. 27, is shaping up as a very busy day
for some Island-area residents, including this writer.
Check-in for the Her-icane golf tournament, which ben-
efits the Manatee Her-icanes girls' soccer team for which
I am the coach, gets started at 10:30 a.m. with a putting
contest plus the always-important mulligan and raffle
Some locals, such as Matt Bowers, Rick Lease and
Jim Weaver, are planning to participate in both
fundraisers. This will require some godd planning,
good timing and a little bit of luck, but certainly it can
<- be done. Her-icane Golf Challenge participants will tee
it up at approximately 1 p.m., which would put them
into the Bradenton Country Club banquet room some-
where around 5:30 or 6 p.m. Some quick bri,._ing
about their rounds, a sandwich and some drumettes for
the road and they are golfers-turned-bowlers.
That is if they've registered and paid their $20 in
advance! If you haven't registered when you're read-
ing this, you could miss the proverbial boat. Two-hun-
dred-eighty bowlers laced 'em up last year at AMF
Bradenton Lanes and the 15th annual challenge figures'
to be just as packed. ,
Each participant gets three games and shoes if
you can find your size for the low, low price of $20.
Participants also get a chance to hobnob with local Is-
land personalities some famous and infamous -
while supporting a. worthy cause in-the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Bowling funds are dedi-
-. cated to youth sports programs at the Center and help-
provide much-needed equipment for soccer, basketball
and baseball leagues.
After the bowling,.everyone will head out to the
Pelican Man needs volunteers
Toni Borman is looking for people, any people,
over 18 years of age who have a few hours a week to
spare and a willingness to help injured birds.
She is education and volunteer director for the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City Island, at the
south end of the New Pass Bridge. "While people ex-
perience a somewhat slower pace in the heat of sum-
mer, activity at the sanctuary heats up," she said.
She needs many volunteers to help with bird
rescue, rehabilitation, release and education, she
said, and almost any experience will qualify can-
didates to service. Interested persons may call her
Bowl with the 'bros'
Twins Bill and George O'Connor, /i i ht i iA t-i
ing Christmas WAY BACK \ HE.\ (and hoping there
are matching bowling ballh andt r the tree), invite
everyone to participate in their. O'Connor-Islander
bowling challenge Aug. 27. Sign up now at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, Duffy's Tavern or
The Islander newspaper. The challenge has been a
sellout for several years and advance registration and
payment of $20 per bowler is required. For more
information, call the Center at 778-1908.
BeachHouse for the awards banquet to see who won,
who stunk, and who wins the big-screen (32-inch) tele-
vision donated by The Islander.
Now get registered! There's still time and space for
teams of five bowlers per lane. If you don't have a team,
you'll be assigned one. Call the Center at.778-1908, or
visit Duffy's Tavern, Marina Drive at 59th Sti eer, or The
Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, to re~iistei and pa\\.
See you there!
Island soccer season around the corner
Soccer camp and soccer team tryouts have come
and gone and now coaches and players are practicing
and planning for the start of the regular season, which
gets under way on Sept. 12.
There was a tremendous turnout for tryouts, pro-.
ducing 23 teams in the Anna Maria Island Community
Center league that includes five: age divisions, 5-7, 8-
S9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-16.
The kick-off-the-season banquet, again catered by
Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro, will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7..Players, coaches and parents and
families will enjoy a nice meal for A for adults, $5 for kids
traditionally spaghetti and Caesar salad some do-
nated prizes that will be raffled, desserts brought b) par-
ents, and the distribution of unifonn,- and season sched-
ules by the coaches.
Sept. 8-10 i sSpirit Week, a v.eek-long celebration of
the stan of soccer season. Teams will play exhibition
games to work out any kinks, while p.rients. Iriends and
faiil iiimember, are encouraged to wear team colors aid
make as much "positive noise" as possible.
Center officials ill be careful monitoring the spirit
levels of each team's fans and will crown a champion in
each age division. The spirit winners will have theiri teim
photo i pl,; cd in the Center, while players arid coaches
of the most-spirited team N\ ill recei e cenificate; for a free
ice cream cone from Dips Ice Cream in Anna Maria.
Spirit Week culminates on Saturday, Sept. 10, with
fun day and picture day. For more information, contact
Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Register now for beach soccer
The first-ever Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Sand Blast
Beach Soccer Tour will be held Sept. 16-18 at the
Bilmar Beach Resort, located at 10650 GulfBlvd. at
Treasure Island Beach..
The Sand Blast rour:niillmeit iets started with aFri-
day night racket ,electiii pa.iirt, fol \\ ed bh tourila-
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On Wedinedav, Aug. 17, Disbrow teal-e'd tip v. ith
Tom Rhodes of Cortez in the championship winner's
circle. Steve Doyle of Anna 11lII.I .and .lohn Jo -hnson of
Holmes Beach won a playoff game for second place brag-
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Tons of charm! Must see! $799,000
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THE ISLANDER I AUG. 24, 2005 0 PAGE 21
His world is dark, his attitude bright
By Jim Hanson
From the craziness of night clubs to. the peace of
churches, from rage and despair to faith, Larry Lambert
has spent a lot of time on life's rougher roads.
The road has smoothed out a bit on his ideal, Anna
Maria Island. But it still stretches far and uncertain as
he tries to make a better life of music and work and
practical worship. He can't see where it's all going. He
can't see at all, in fact.
He has been blind since he was 14, a gifted athlete
whose vision faded so gradually he barely noticed. It
became apparent when he ran to the wrong huddle in
a football game. He had to be.led by the hand off the
field where his coach said he'd have to hang it up.
"It was the most tragic thing of my life then," he
said, "next to losing my father. I loved football, made
first string at 14 with only peripheral vision."
A CAT scan found a tumor in his skull, big enough
to move his brain. It had to go, and that saved his life
but not his vision.
He credits his mother with keeping him going,
helping him through high school, reading to him of
worlds that set him dreaming: "A wonderful woman."
His father had died when Larry was 9, killed in a con-
He became interested in guitar "as a way to meet
girls," and started writing country and rock androll
music. After high school he began to play in night clubs
- "I went the way of the world," he says now, "alco-
hol and drugs and letting the girls chase me. I just had
too much time on my hands."
He took up with the Billy Ray Cyrus band there on
the Ohio River, and was toying with Nashville, with
some 70 songs already written. But....
"In the music business, the higher you get the less
Songs by the.heart
Larry Lambert, new resident of Anna Maria Island,
strums and sings his way into people's hearts in spite
of having lost his sight at age 14. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Preston Palmer
you have to do with music and creativity and freedom.
It may not be the best way to find God, but the wild-
.ness and insanity of the music world led me to conver-
Kathi Diamant starring in play in San Diego
Kathi Diamant, sometime Islander who wrote
the definitive book of Franz Kafka's last love, now
is starring in a somewhat controversial play in San
It is "Munched," the story of a mother con-
victed of Munchausen Syndrome by proxy and the
daughter.she lost custody of 25 years ago, playing
at the Fritz Theater through Sunday, Aug. 28.
The syndrome is "a psychological disorder in
which a mother deceives a doctor into treating her
child for an illness that-she herself induced in an
Leo5ki ng f6r
effort to receive the attention, affection and status
of being a tragic and heroic mother," according to
Diamant's "Kafka's Last Love, the Mystery of
Dora Diamant" was published in 2003 to acclaim
in literary circles and from scholars. She is a long-
time actress, TV and radio broadcaster and an ad-
junct professor at Sam Diego State University.
Daughter of Peggy and Bill Diamant of Anna
Maria, she was partially reared here and visits the
Island several times a year.
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sion. I was born again in May 1994."
He began to play and sing at churches, schools,
coffee houses, anywhere he could do some good. He
began to find that young people especially responded
to him and his music.
But he had to become independent, he knew, and
he turned to that goal with dedication seldom seen. For
'example, he estimates he spent 8,000 hours learning
JAWS "Job Answering With Speech," a program
that lets the blind work with a computer by converting
text to speech. He hungered for information, yearned
to read books again after 25 years, and he made it. It led
to work in telephone marketing, which gave him the
independence he craved.
When he was 5 his parents had taken him to Vir-
ginia Beach, where he found an attachment to the sea.
That finally brought him to Florida and the promise of
a job teaching in an Atlantic Coast business school. He
was jubilant until he got there. No job.
He went to the computer and put out 30-some re-
sumes, gctliing one response. Itled to ajob in sales and
customer sen\ ice for a-construction company. He
worked himself out of the job, developed so much.busi-
ness that no more would be needed.
He came to Lido Key, but the construction noise
during the day was so confusing to a blind man that he
went back to that computer and found an apartment
through Islander classified ads. He moved, the last time
for awhile; he hopes.
He has a game plan now, to teach guitar to finance
his schooling in massage therapy so he can help people,
especially the elderly, he said. He's not likely to many
soon, he guesses, for he still feels the sting of-an en-
For now, he walks the beach and keeps house and
cooks for himself, none of which. is easy for a.blind
man. Nothing is, really, right down to telling time: He
has a talking wrist watch. On the beach, he counts his
steps going and coming.
He won't have a seeing-eye dog, though. He feels
more independent with the white cane he spent two
summers learning how to use.
He still is a prolific songwriter, still country and
rock but with a spiritual message that the young
seem to like, he said. He speaks at church and civic
gatherings, and by all accounts reaches young and
old alike. He may be reached at
Life may be baffling, stifling as it did his sense of
sight, but if it brought any bitterness he has long since
banished that. In giving him challenges that are great,
some would say monstrous, it has strengthened his faith
and son.ieho' brought him hope.
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Other features include cheerful skylights, panoramic balconies, custom
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apartment. Zoned duple.. $1.275,000.
GREAT SETTING with private pond on extra lot.
Remodeled 3BR two blocks to beach. The perfect
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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
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Gulf view. Cute as the devil. 2BR/1BA, hardwood
floors, built in 1930. Even has an attic workshop and
a big'backyard. Half a block to the bay. $545,000.
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large multi-car garage, vaulted ceiling, deck, french
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VILLAGE GREEN CONDO:
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restaurants and short drive to beaches. Great floor
plan, eat-in-kitchen, utility, walk-in closet, foyer en-
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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
WOODED LOT ON WARES CREEK
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 .rrcut
with 125 feet on Wares Creek. Possible rezone for
"best use" PDR. 5 Units. $125,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
1BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Turnkey
furnished injintimate, private complex. : '. Irh goLrgcouL
view of Gulf. Vcn niich-v frnished, Sautillo tile, beau-
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THE ISLANDER E AUG. 24, 2005 N PAGE 23
British travel program features Anna Maria Island
A film crew from the British Broadcasting Corpo- .
ration shot footage of the Island and interviewed two
business owners for Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's well--
known British travel program. ,
The visit was coordinated by Susan Estler of the
Manatee Convention and Visitors Bureau and featured
the Anna Maria Beach Cottages on Oak Avenue and
Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, both in Anna
Llewelyn-Bowen's travel program aimed its cam-:
era lens at the Island to showcase the unspoiled and ..
undiscovered Florida. The hook for the show, which
will air on the BBC this fall, lets \ let er knows\ \% here
to plan an un-Dishey vacatioiaton Florida and see "the
Maggie and Nigel Brown, owners of the- beach
cottages and fellow Brits, shared why theycame to the
Island. NMaggie said tlle rew seemed "tickled" by how:
laid back and tiunrpoiled the Nland still is.
She remembers watching the program as a child. 6e- -
and says it will gi e the laind good exposure. "It's a
steal for us."
Also :interviewed about her Island business was
Cecilh Bowen talks to the camera about Anna Maria Island from Ginny's Art and Antiques in Anna Maria for
the Llewelyn-Bowen travel program to be aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation network.
A BBCfilm crew reeled in footage of local Island
businesses, including Ginny's and Jane.E's at the
Old IGA, to be featured on a well-known British
travel program later thi ilear Ginny Dutton enjoys
getting "wired" as her interviewer Cecile Bowen
looks on. Islander Photos: Nancy Ambrose
Ginny Dutton of Ginny's Art, Antiques and Garden
Party at her Anna Maria location. She said she was
contacted by Estler after the film crew peeked in the
windows of her shop and apparently liked what they
Llewelyn-Bowen's daughter Cecile conducted the
interview, which lasted "just a few minutes," but was
fun, Ginny said. After filming wrapped up, the crew
lingered for some espresso and smoothie drinks.
"I'm thrilled," Ginny said. "It was their first visit
to Florida and the Island. They liked what they saw and
the whole ambiance.
"It was neat. They were, quite charming," she
. .'r- t ~.
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By Rick Catlin
When brothers Bill hnd George
Nikitopolous sold their restaurantin
east.Manatee County a few-months ago,
they looked around for another location
for their famous chicken wings.
With 14 years experience in the
area, the brothers knew what they
wanted and they found it at Beachway
Plaza at the intersection of Manatee`
Avenue and 75th Street in Bradenton.
"The plaza was really trying to im-
prove itself," said George, "and the new
style fit with what we wanted to do."
What they wanted and got -
was the Wing Station, which features
wings of all sizes and all types of sauces,.
including atomic fuel for iho:e who like .
their wings explosively hot.
The best buy is the jumbo wings,
but the Wing Station also features Philly
cheesesteaks, gyros and chicken
On Wednesday, the Wing Statilon
gets really special with wings for just 39
cents each, as many as you can eat or..
carry out. The brothers also have take-
out service and calling ahead saves a lot
of waiting time for Islanders looking to
get back from the mainland to the beach.
Plaza "\-:' "o"" ago, and get occasional heIlpfrii Bill' ,"-':i'. Ch i nJ
The wing brothers .
BorlH.i Bill and G ,'O, NikitopclOus opened !hL ., ing Sriti-, in 1/i. Beach,, Ll'
Plaza~nr r' Ioirih ago, and get occasional help t:lai,, BII: ., .,'a'. Clih, ,l
Dimitri. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11
a.m. to 10 p.m. Ftida .and Saturda\.
The \\ing Statuon is located at the east
end of the plaza.
For moir information on the WVingi!
Station or to place an order, call 794-
D&D Game Zone
D&D Game Zone at 66l() M:anatee
Ave. W. held its grand opening in earl\
August. and Islandei no\\ ha e a
nearb\ store for all their electronic gam-
ing needs. A ,,- :: ;
But'owners Doug. Ray and Dae
Hildebrandt h.i e taken their -garme" a.
few steps further than the competition. .:
They've built two private game-
pai in'g rooms, each, equipped \ Ith
Dolby .Surround-Sound. a 32-inch
plasma TV and the'latest in comfortable
chairs ti thie ultimate pl.i in g e peri-
What's more, D&D has,:iide than
1,000 pre- pla ed ganes. Poliential pre-
played buyers are in\ ited to pla\ their
game of choice in the prin ac ofthecus--
tom play room. Doug and Da\ e alo buy
and sell used equipment and L rimes and
Doug Jl'a. lI'f. adt Diav Hildeibraidt
recently opened D&D Game Zone iat
66010MJt L .aitc .A1t. W. foIr all iI0ngs1
gaming, including 1 pri ',t/' game-pilav
room ( complfti iub Dolbysurround,
oitnd. l5 liderfihqtq: Rick'Callin
accept trade-ins The\ -ial. guarantee
theii gaime:'rices \1ll be lower than
their com pet itors.
"\e offer pla before you pay ser-
vice," said Daye with a laugh. "Nobody
else can in ket that offer."
The private roolmi, can be rented for
parties and D&D will soon be hosting
their ownl tourniament- in the play
rooms. The pr\ ate game room is com-
puter-equ ipped to allow-tth player to go
online for came action \ ith other plam -
: D&D als.h'la..a full stock;of;X-Box,
Ps2. Gamecube. PsP. DS'and Gam boy
equipment and games.
SStore hours are 11. am.' to 9 'p.m.
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This fantastic 3BR/2BA with a two-
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to the large bonus room for the kids
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
luxury 1 BR/1 BA
units at the
Price Range: $550,000-$599,000
Located next to Cafe on the Beach
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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 24, 2005 M PAGE 25
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Monday through Thursday and on Sat-
urday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday:
For more information on D&D, call
Doug or Dave at 795-7080.
Native Rentals has mo\ed into its
new location at 5-16 Marina Drive in
the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Owners Shawn and Julia
Dutschaver previously operated Native
Rentals from the S&S Plaza, and now
they're right next door to Sha\\ n 's dad's
business, Sun N' Surf.
Native Rentals has kayak and bi-
cycle rentals, in addition to sales of new
bikes and kayaks along with all accesso-
Store hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily. For more information, call
SWagner Realty at 1801 Gulf Drive
N. in Bradenton Beach has named
Penny Bray of the Anna Maria Island
office and Cathy Meldhal of the
Longboat Key branch as the top listing
agents for July.
The sales leaders on Anna Maria
Island were Becky Smith and Elfi
Starrett, and on Longboat Key, Cathy
Meldahl took the honors.
In the closed \olume category,
Da\e Melonihan topped the Island of-
fice. \ while Dee Dee Burke took the title
on Longboat Key.
Island real estate
529 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,840
sfla / 4.286 sfur 3bed/3bath bayfront home
built in 1969 on a 113x172 lot was sold 08/
01/05, Tiplady to Websterfor $2,300,000.
509 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,546,
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car canalfront pool home
built in 2005 on a 80x102 lot was sold 08/05/
05, Rhoads Morgan LLC to Kaleta for
$1,495,000; list $1,500,000.
.7300 Gulf Drive, Unit 10, La Casa
Costiera, Holmes Beach, a 2,045 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath condo built in 2004 was sold 08/05/
05, Lacasa Costiera LLC to Resmondo for
8104 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a
1,247 sfla / 1,553 sfur 3bed/2bath pool
home built in 1980 on a 58x90 lot was sold
08/04/05, Courtney to Haleys Hotel Inc. for
602 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach, a
1,333 sfla / 2,304 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront
home built in 1963 on a 86x111 lot was sold
08/04/05, Cooper to Schroder-Jorgensen for
$739,000; list $739,000.
5200 Gulf Drive, Unit 201,- Martinique
South, Holmes Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169
sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1970
was sold 08/01/05, Swindall to Nimro for
2218 Avenue A, Bradenton Brach, a
vacant 50x126 bayfrontt lot was sold 07/06/
05, Barlow to O'Neill and Pearce Invest-
ments LLC for $645,000.
7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 106, Nautilus
Apartments, Holmes Beach a 1,081 sfla /
1,185 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973
was sold 08/05/05, Harris & Maggard to
Young for $585,000.
234 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,096
sfla / 1,588 sfur 2bed/1bath/icar home built
Featured sale: This home. at 602.
Baronet Lane on Key Royale in
Holmes Beach sold recentlyfor
$739,000, amounting to a 24 percent
increase over 14 months since it sold
in June 2004 for $595,000. Islander
Photo: Jesse Brisson
in 1971 on a 75x100 lot was sold 08/02/05,
Falvella to Cesare for $539,900; list
1003 Gulf Drive S., Unit 5, Coquina
Beach Resort, Bradenton Beach, a 950 sfur
2bed/1 bath condo built in 1981 was sold 08/
01/05, Steve Parisian Construction Co. Inc.
to Eagle Nest Botel Inc. for $526,040; list
6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 264, Westbay
Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a. 1,114
sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979 was sold 08/05/05, Theohar to Carter
-5400 Gulf Drive,.Unit 17, 5400 Gulf
Drive Apts., Holmes Beach, a 968 sfla / 996
sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1964 was sold
08/02/05, Blow to Koehnke for $432,000; list
446 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 740 sfla
/ 796 sfur 1 bed/1 bath home built in 1962 on
a 16x100 lot was sold 08/04/05, Schroder-
Jorgensen to Falvella for $375,000; list
1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 2, Tradewinds,
Bradenton Beach, a 540 sfur lbed/1bath
condo built in 1971 was sold 08/01/05, Tay-
lor to Eagle Nest Botel Inc. for $363,500.
5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 24, 5400 Gulf
Drive Apts., Holmes Beach, a 810 sfla / 838
sfur 1 bed/1bath condo built in 1964 was sold
08/05/05, Deur to Lockhart for $339,000; list
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Holmes Beach, can be
reached at (941) 713-4755 direct, or at Gulf-
Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transactions
may also be viewed online at
www.islander.org. Copyright 2005.
Surfside Realty held a ribbon-cutting
for its Bradenton location at 8208
Cortez Road Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Pictured, left to right, are Laurie
Miller of Surfside; Barbara Murphy
and Nancy Ambrose, ambassadors of
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce; Keith Shell, Scott and
Tammy Barr, Jonathan Wright,
Robin Cox and Susan Hall, all of.
.Surfside; and Don Schroder, AMI
, Chamber president.
$ 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.
Pur(hase prices starlet aS210 000
$ Ihese enchaningly decolalid suies 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 suile priced at $350,000 generates
about i $30,000. annually.
To reserve your cash tow ondo in paradise,
(all Barry Gould (448-5500) or Ted Schlegel (518-6117)
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MARTINIQUE SOUTH Spectacular gulf and beach views from 4'hfloor 1/1 condo
with ceramic floors and expanded living area. Turnkey. $590,000.
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.
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DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!
Rare 5BR/3.5BA, across from beach'access
with spacious open floor plan. Large kitchen
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LANLAS I F I
ITM O A- E 0 ARAGE ALE oniud-USNS OPRTNT
COMPLETE 55-GALLON marine aquarium: Wood
cabinet stand, bio-filter, protein skimmer, lava rocks,
coral, gravel. $800 new, asking $500 or best offer.
ANTIQUE WICKER DESK: Excellent condition,
painted white. One center drawer, two side shelves.
Raised wicker railing surrounds desktop. 37.5 wide
by 23 inches deep. $375. (941) 778-1102.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER!
-Experience the Island on your computer desktop.
SAvailable at The Islander, or purchase online or
order by mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac.
FULL-SIZE FUTON: Premium mattress, seldom
used, $80. (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.
SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques. Weekly specials:
Miniature pelicans 50 percent off; all sterling jewelry
50 to 70-percent off: select vintage and costume
jewelry, collectible- art, gifts, Cabbage Patch dolls,
Salvador Dali prints and books, 50 to75 percent off.
Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm.- 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0729. :
HUGE ESTATE/GARAGE.sale: 8am Saturday,
Aug. 27. Dining room, beds, desks, clothing and
lots of miscellaneous items. 8921 ninth Ave.,
YARD SALE: 8-10am, Saturday, Aug. 27. 307
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE: 8am-noon, Saturday, Aug. 27.
Household goods, stereo. equipment, clothing, tool
box, grill, breakfast bar, lots of stuff. 412 Poinsettia.
Road, Anna Maria.
DOUBLE CARPORT. sale: 9am-5pm Friday-.
Saturday, Aug. 26-27. Antique and collectible furni-
ture and other good stuff. 5806 unit A and B Holmes
Blvd. No early birds.
STOP IN! Niki's Gifts & Antiques. See the renown
Key West artist K. King's turtles and starfish in
copper relief. Also, see the Brazilian and African
artist-crafted masks in wood and metal. Fabulous!
Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0729.
YOGA WITH PRESTON Whaley Jr. at Anna Maria
Art League, Beginning to- intermediate level.
Morning and evening classes. (941).778-3996 :
REWARD FOR information in the Walerfront
Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa,;
(813) 890-1904.:. ..
BUTTERFLY PARK .BENEFIT:. Purchase a
personalized brick .in .the' Anna- Maria Island
Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50.
Pickl up: form at The Islander or call' (941)
518-4431 for tiore information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy. 'of- the -Florida Fish :and;. Wildlife'
Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander.
newspaper office,. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online-with our se-
cure server? Check it out at www.islander.org,
where you can read Wednesday's classified at
noon on Tuesday.
GIFT SHOP: UNIQUE Longboat shop sells creative
gifts for fun people. You only need $59,500 and a
good sense of humor for, a great turnkey opportu-
nity. Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in'pet care. 24 years
Sas an Island resident. Lots of TLC-for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATSin desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All pplicahtsscre'ehed.
Please call (941) 922-0774.
LOST CAT: BLACKISH brown; l g-i iair,'esix fees,
aanswersIt Sassy. Lost approximately W weeks
ago.around.58th Avenue and De-Palrias. (9441')
-27-FOOT CARVER twin 1'qO-hp Mercitiiser. Runs
great, good'fborfishing,"Ceranfield, air condition-
ing, water heater, shower, head, new batteries,
Sstereob.andtirfiichR ie! $10,000, or best offer.
19.74/1995,28-PLUS-foot Winner-hardlop custom
cabin cruiser. Sleeps six comfortably, full head.
320-plus mile range. Fish & Cruise. radar,.loran,
Furuno, fish finder, VHF,o,autopilot, -hailer..
11.5-foot beam. Livew;ell fresh and saltwater
wash down. Crusader 454/350 FWC. $30,000.00
firm. (941) 920-7249.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.-
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STUNNINGWATERFRONT i.El i :.?
HOME w/50FT boat dock at Riviera
Dunes on the Manatee River. Tile, marble
flooring, granite countertops, stainless
steel appliances,fireplace & tray ceilings.
$1,899,500. Peggy Horlander, 932-7199
or Jody Shinn, 705-5704. 51184
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TIDY ISLAND TOWNHOME Customized ENJOY SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, views
"Eclipse" model, over 3100 SF of living of the bay, stunning skyline and Ughts of
area, extended glass conservatory w/ Sarasota. This beachfront complex is
many upgrades. Sarasota Baywaterfront close to St. Armand's Circle. $700,000.
community, 24 hr. gated entry, pool and Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767.
tennis. $779,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 509997
or 587-4623. 508295
ENJOY GORGEOUS SUNSETS from this 5BR home on Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000 SF,
elevator, game/exercise room, 4-car garage, pool area & boat dock. $3,500,000. Kathy
Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 507665
A BEACH LOVER'S DREAM in a Gulf front condo! 38R, granite countertops, eat-in break-
fast area, marble floors, his & hers private master baths. $2;190,000. Jody Shinn, 748-
6300 or 7055704. 511155
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT witf 5BR/4.5BA, pool and over 4300 SF. This home offers
convenience to Gulf beaches. $1,800,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767.510882
BAYFRONT home w/full views of Terra Ceia Bay. 3-4BR/3BA, fireplace, family room & large
pool area. Dock accommodates 60 ft. boat & a 13,000 Ib lift. $1,595,000. Jody Shinn, 748-
6300 or 705-5704.506922
EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY to remodel existing home or build new on this deepwater
canal in Country Club Shores. $1,175,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767.
THE LOOP OF NW BRADENTON Fantastic pre-construction home in gated community.
Open plan with 4-5BR/3BA, pool & 3 car garage. Oversized corner lot. $935,000. Jody
Shinn, 705-5704. 511608
MAGICAL TROPICAL SUNSETS! 2BR/2BA top floor condo across Gulf Dr. from the beach.
Turnkey furnished. $899,900. Barbara Jennings, 748-6300 or 773-0180. 509904
ELEGANCE & CHARM in gated Mariner's Cove. Beautiful water view from this 3BR/2BA
condo w/lofffor a 4th BR/office. $825,000. Patty Brooks, 748-6300 or 545-1194. 511178
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this lot w/open water views of Palma Sola Bay. This property
is being sold under appraised value. $550,000. Kathy Valente,748-6300 or 685-6767.507880
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* Duplex or.single family home *
rt* located on Sarasota Bay "...lth '*
gorgeous open water views of
S....mangroves, Intracoastal and *
bay. Home consists of 4BR/ *
4BA, newer kitchen and mas-
S. ter bath with jacuzzi tub and *
t wo boat docks with vacant lot *
. .... on bay. Offered at $959,900. .
KEY ROYALE HOME
* Beautiful Key Royale h:.i'-: i *
*with family room, formal di.- *
* ing room and eat-in kitcr-.ii
* Located on-the end ofc -,,i. al
*and across the street from B:. *
* New tile flooring and kit:hl-.r .
* completely remodeled ** iil- *
* cherry wood cabinets, c'r nj .:.:..'i..n :r i .: .II ll .:. r ii: ti.l *
* Heated pool overlooking canal with two-car garage. Fantastic *
* bay view if second addition was added. $1,200,000. *
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS *
* Super opportunity to own Island business! *
* Offered at.$199,500 & Inventory: *
.' Deborah Thrasher "
RE/MAX Excellence ". *
S (941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com
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(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
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NEW LISTING Duplex, btDih units upda-~d ihrcouIghoui 2BER'
2BA upstairs and 1 BR/1 BA downstairs. Great Gulf view from
upper unit. Centrally located. Asking price $538,000. Call for
showing. Ted'Schlegel, 518-6117 or Barry Gould, 448-5500.
L1AHND --"/" "^ 3001 GULF DRIVE*HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
a "-',',, h PHONE: 941.778.6849*i OLL FREE: 800.778.9599
VACATION 1C FAX: 941.779.1750
PROPERTIE LLC Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Caron
STUNNING WATERFRONT rii.me ...
Tampa Bay views from every room. Two
25 ft. screened lanais, private beach, dock
& boat lift. Chef's kitchen, elevator, loft/
office, home theatre system. $2,420,000.
Barbara Jennings, 748-6300 or 773-
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!ISLA NDER CLA SS I F I E D S
-20-FOOT SHAMROCK 1977 open fisherman with
1997 inboard, 302 Mustang V-8, newer trailer.
$7,500, or best offer. Steve, (941) 504-8735.
27-FOOT HARBOR Craft, 350-cubic-inch engine,
cuddy cabin, chart plotter, fish finder, S.S. radio,
large cockpit. Excellent condition, reasonable.
1994 PONTOON BOAT: 18-foot, 40-horsepower
Yamaha. Very good condition. $3,900. (941)
2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6
inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun!
Call (941) 778-6234, .. or e-mail
email@example.com. $12,900 or best offer.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full, or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed.cIce, bait, tackle provided.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront
Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call
OFFICE POSITION: Part time, knowledge of
QuickBooks a plus. Reservations, general office
work; Seahorse Beacth Resort, Longboat Key. Call
for an appointmenti;(941) 383-2417.
Fi(LL-TIME GOLF course maintenance. Mowiing,
flymo ard wwedd-ieating. $8.50/hour'to start. Call
(941) 778-4598 '
WANTED: SERVERS, PART-time, good pay with golf
privileges. Call' Iey Royale Club,:'(941 )'778-3055. -
CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT: Looking for
energetic, reliable individual to assist doctor
fulltime. Experience not necessary, will train. Call
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WANTED: PART-time cooks. Good pay with golf
privileges. Call Key Royale Club, (941) 778-3055.
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 Li-
brary. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Zachary, (941) 779-9783.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
,intermediates. Free skimboard use, with lessons.
$10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons
recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
NEED A BABY-SITTER or pet-sitter? Eighth grade,
13-year old girl, very responsible. Great with
animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible,
experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and
first-aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.
SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen
will make and deliver sandbags to your Island
residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.
MALE PRACTICAL NURSE available for private
duty. Excellent references. Contact Jeremy, (941)
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
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We need properties
CHARTING NEW LEVELS OF SERVICE
6842 Gulf of Mexico Drive Londboat Key 941.387,9004
INVESTORS: GREAT MONEY MAKER
Currently renting for $2,900-$3,900/week
Income will exceed your expectations.
One year old BillrI!,l)A Enlljoy the
SGonvenience of an Indoor elevator and
1* outside spiral staircase,. 3.,mliluly
furnished and tiled throughout. Four-car
garage, lush heated pool overlooking the
bay, private dock and great fishing.
SRelduc e $2,190,000. Virtual tour:
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, mainte-
nance. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent
.references. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed; insured. (941)
GONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
Upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941)
TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repairs and
replacement. Sales, service, parts. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. (941) 730-1399.
CLEAN POWER WASHING. Driveways, patio,
concrete, pool decking, fences, boats and more.
Satisfaction guaranteed. (941) 224-6627.
NEW VISIONS: PAINTING, exterior/interior,
pressure washing, waterproofing and restoration,
handyman services, etc. We get 'er done for a good
price! Call (941) 538-3052, local guys.
GARAGE DOOR OVERSTOCK: Hurricane ready,
quick turnaround and free estimates. Double- and
single-car doors available. Service also available.
F/MI l Gulfstream Realty
0 Manatee Avenue Holmes Beach
YOU DESERVE PROFESSIONALISM
AND EASE WHEN BUYING OR
SELLING YOUR HOME.
to find out how
S easy it can be.
Call me at (941) 448-4939
Waterfront homes and conao's from IhN
$500,000's. Properties In all areas -
some with acreage. Call for details!
322-6203 or 545-6371
ISLAND DUPLEX:Steps to beach, Reduced to $699,000
before remodeling continues, Investors and builders bring your
Imaginations, Gulfviews possible. 2BR/1BA on large corner lot
Anne HI ber, Reattor (941) 713-9835
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy'S Established in 1983
awn Celebrating 23 Years of
Servi e Quality & Dependable Service.
Call us for your landscape
778.1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
11 -.- Replacement Doors and Windows
-_ Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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IHAOLD (SMALL REALTOR
Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628
Digital Composite Studio 779 3937
Advertise here and reach more-than 20,000
people weekly withnyour ad -for as little as $20!
t l. Call 778-7978
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We service all makes/Flat rate pricing
Free replacement estimates
Indoorair quality-UV, Hepa, Duct.sanitizing
I massagein the peace; quiet
and convenience of your home!
NMore than 10 years on
Anna Maria Island.
Anyone can take: -
creates a portrait.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Services:
Critter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our
specialty! Live trapped and relocated'. State
licensed by FWC, (941) 778-3455, or mobile 24-
hour emergency, 720-4152.
RESIDENTIAL REPAIRS and maintenance: Over
20 years experience. Equability is our trademark.
We will help you with your plan from start to finish.
(941) 538-3520 or 448-1956.
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)
COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training,
maintenance, virus and Spyware protection.
Island native. Call John Baird with Matrix PC,
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER from Switzerland'
offering private or group lessons in German or.
French conversation and grammar. $10-20/hour.
Call Nicole, (941) 705-0051.
DRAPERY CURTAINS, valances, new dresses
from your own material. Also, alterations. Call (941)
DESIGNATED DRIVER for hire. Your car driven
while you relax and enjoy. $10/hour. Call Joe, (941)
HANDYMAN SERVICE: DRYWALL, :painting,.
cabinets, tile, lots of "other" jobs. References, free
estimates. Call Drew Hudson, conscientious
handyman, (941) 812-5073.
MARK SCAPEROTTA .Power Washing:
Residential, marine, RV. Best price, quality and.
service guaranteed. Let me give you a little sparkle! .:.'
Licensed and insured. (941) 544-1066.
SEWING: CALL Narci for all your sewing needs.
Affordable and professional. (941) 778-5892.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits,
weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets!
Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration:
SCommercial and residential service, repair and/or
replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941)
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941 ) 704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance,
landscaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call (941)
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and
landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, .5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
778-4441, .. ., -.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard.
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
inslallalion. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30-years experience.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-
ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941)
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Bill, (941) 795-5100.-
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTIONRemodejing
contractors. Ii-house plan designs-. State licensed
and insured. i Manyl Iland rireferences. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at (941) 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow. at: .ateir itmeters.
(FL#RF003811.8) (941.) 778-3924 or:778-4461:...
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
(941) 726-3077. "
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.,
Free estimates. License #CGCO61519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.:- !- -
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau, Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
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KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941).792-1367, or 726-1802.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and
restoration. Quality- work. Over 20 years
experience. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming:.Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience.
Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 932-7580 or
COMPLETE ROOFING A to Z. Your best choice for
roofing. Fully insured, license #CCC-057523. Gerald
Cagnolatti, roofing contractor. (941) 224-2184.
HOME IMPROVEMENT: Repair, painting, tile.
Local references. 25 years experience. Call John,
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 6r 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 Realty, (941)
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard
setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/j
weekly or $6,000/monthl[y Catl 713-0034 or e-mail:
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
captko462 @ aol.com.
MARINERS COVE: Annual unfurnished 3BR/2.5BA
bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158 sf of
living area. Gated community with heated pool,
tennis, elevator and protected deep-water boat
dock. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner, (941)
778-2246 or 720-0089..
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.
SEASIDE BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/
month, $500/week. One short block to Anna
Maria City Pier. Very cute! 2BR/1BA, pet friendly.
Call Maureen (941) 778-0542 or 730-0587 for
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo,
downtown river-front Bradenton. Great view, gated
community. $1,250/morth. (941) 720-1712.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/
month. (708) 532-2149.
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus
community, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse
with greatroom and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to
the beach or Intracoastal. All utilities including trash,
except phone. Rent weekly to annually. No pets.
E-mail Tennishofo @aol.com. (317) 873-3307.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week;
Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton
Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call
Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
HOLMES BEACH: DEEP sailboat water on canal
with dock. 3BR/2BA updated home, new kitchen
with granite countertop. Water views, walk to beach.
Annual. (941) 545-6118.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive,
next to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available
Sept. 1. (941) 778-2694.
CORTEZ COTTAGE: Breezy, quiet area. Fully
furnished, no pets, nonsmoking. $850/month or
$500/week, includes utilities. Two-person maxi-
mum. (941) 778-8168. www.divefish.com.
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HOME EXCHANGE in United Kingdom: 2BR cot-
tage, heated, appliances, situated on beautiful
North Yorkshire Moors. Drive 40 minutes to historic
York, two hours to Scotland, three-hour train ride to
London. Exchange required Oct. 31 to Nov. 14.
Return.exchange dates open. Call U.K., 011-44-
1580-852231, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTHLY RENTAL: Holmes Beach duplex. 2BR/
1BA, one unit with pool. (941) 448-0596.
OFF-SEASON DEALS: Furnished Perico Bay Club
villa, 2BR/2BA, garage, $1,000/month; Palma Sola
townhouse, 2BR/2BA, boat slip and pool, $990/
month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
LOVELY ISLAND 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished home
with dining room and den. Available 2005-06. Now,
$1,950/month. See at http://Groups.MSN.com/
TwinPalmsAnnaMaria/rent.MNSW for all rates.
SHORT WALK to pier: 1 BR/1BA. Take a short walk
to the bayfront or to the warm Gulf waters. $850/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA half duplex, $1,250/.
month; 2BR/2BA home,,$1,650/month; 2BR/2BA
home on-canal, $2,000/month; 3BR/2BA home on
canal, $2,000/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate,
P.A., (941) 778-2291, or e-mail:
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach,
$825/month; 2BR/2BA riverfront condo, $1,250/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941)
778-2307 for details.
DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: Elevated 2BR/2BA
with pristine beach right out your back door. Call
Island Real Estate, ,(941) 778-6066.
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ROOMMATE WANTED: 104 31st St., Holmes
Beach. Private bath, mostly furnished, across street
from Gulf. $590/month, includes all utilities. Call Bill,
SHORELINE TO SHORELINE: 1BR/1.5BA plus
den with wood beams and natural light in the heart
of Anna Maria. $850/month. Call Island Real Estate,
SEASONAL/ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA apartment for rent
in Bradenton Beach. Adorable, newly renovated,
furnished. Walk to beach: (941) 778-1919.
ANNUAL RENTALS:-1BR/1BA upstairs apartment,
quiet side-street location, $675/month, plus utilities.
Charming upstairs efficiency, Gulffront, $775/
month, plus utilities. First, last, security required for
both apartments. No pets. Anna Maria Realty Inc.
1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR condo: Gulffront, 55-
plus complex in Holmes Beach. Two pools. Now
available through January. Two-month minimum.
$1,800/month. (941) 747-8454.
TWO 1BR/1BA, APARTMENTS: One furnished
near Bradenton Beach, $750/month; second is near
downtown Sarasota, $650/month. Call Jackie, (941)
SHORT STROLL to warm Gulf waters: 2BR/2BA,
recently remodeled, elevated duplex in quiet north-
Holmes Beach. $1,100/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
ANNUAL LEASE: UNFURNISHED 1BR in City of
Anna Maria, near Gulf. $725/month, plus utilities.
First, last, security, nonsmoking. '(941) 778-5439.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
SOF ANNA MARIA
WESTBAY POINT & Moorings: 2BR/2BA end unit
with beautiful views.. Newly updated interior decor
and furnishings. Please call (616) 676-1941 to view.
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake con-
dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
Property Management, Sales, Vacation Rentals
office (941) 798-9191 toll free (888) 774-6880
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$279,900 IN NORTHWEST BRADENTON! SHELL POINT- Lovely, well-maintained 3BR/ BREATHTAKING 2BR/2BA condo with
2-3BR/2BA home located in desirable area of 3BA in private secluded area. Beautiful new breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
Bradenton. Great schools. Mother-in-law suite kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Non-age re- beach access. Upstairs unit with parking
complete with kitchen and bath. Must see to stricted. Deeded. Carport. $409,000. Call Cindy below. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,
ip ,nr "Ispan L 'I J U A^^ nI dl I I 0"9 84770
appreciate. UDial" Debbie Diual at 778-4800 or
GULF WATCH 2 BD/2 BA with almost 1,300
sf of living space. Tile throughout. Nicely
furnished & rental friendly too. Walk across
the street to white sandy beach. Asking
$459,000. Call Cindy 941-504-6176.
Sat (941) 3U54-617061 UIUor IckdMahe, I7-78-6 i.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX- Fixer upper
or build new. 2BR/1BA each side, across street
from Gulf. Zoned R-3, lot size 55x100.
$775,000. Call Dave VandeVrede at (941) 725-
i i o-"-ouu.
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
You can be creative and utilize over 11,400 sf of land
zoned duplex, currently with single family structure.
This is an attractive site with 182 feet of frontage on
.Marina Drive in quiet Bay Palms subdivision.
Remove structure for two unique townliouses for the
individualist buyers or refurbish. You decide!
$775,000. M ar
S SINCE 1957 "
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin. Lic. Real Eslale Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
WATCH THE SUNRISE from your deck: 2BR/2BA
spacious bayview home in Anna Maria City.'$1,400/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL: 2BR/1 BA CONVENIENTLY located near
shopping, postioffice and beach. Great back yard.
Quiet, friendly: neighbors... First, :last,: ,security
required. Garbage, lawn service.included $875/
month. (941) 360-0618.
ANNUAL: ANNA MARIA -Gulffrornt home. Very
unique. Furnished 3BR/2BA with garage. $2,450/
month, utilities included. (941) 776-1789.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Lovely 1BR apartment in
Bradenton Beach. Steps to the beach, shopping
and restaurants. $750/month. First, last, plus $300/
security. (941) 778-4451.
1BR APARTMENT: CLOSE to beach with water
views. Sleeps four. Quiet area. $500/week or
$1,850/month. Nonsmoking. (9,41) 779-0420.
ANNUAL: ANNA MARIA: newly remodeled 2BR
near Rod & Reel Pier. $800/month, plus utilities. No
pets. (941) 778-6088.
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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REALESTTE ontnuedI= EALESTTE Cntiued lrLORIA, UT-F-SATE EALESTTE
HOLMES BEACH: BUILDABLE R2 lots. 9,000 sf,
$799,000 and 10,000 sf, $890,000. Also, canalfront
homes, $900,000 to $1,100,000: (941) 448-0596.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY includes real estate
and owner's separate living quarters. $729,000; Call
Fred for details. Real Estate Mart, (941). 756-1090.
NORTH ANNA -MARIA: Adorable cottage with
views-of the bay! $425,000. Please call:Maureen,
Green Real.Estate; (941) 778-0455.
FAMILY COMPOUND: Centrally located in Braden-
ton on.private lake. Consists of one new 5BR/
2.5BA, 3,200-sf home: one 5BR,2BA older home;
1BR cottage;: separate building lot. $1,100,000.
Real Estate Mart, (941).756-1090. .,:. :
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR.2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $850,000. (941) 779-1512. -
LONGBOAT: UNIQUE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
located on the north end in historic village. Has.400
sf main bedroom suite with sun deck, wet bar, wine
cooler, 15-foot ceilings and lots of French doors and
private entrance. $729,900. Real Estate Marl, (941)
756-1090. .. i .: -: :
BOAT SLIP: WANTED to buy along 85th Street or
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (407) 230-3902.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDOi Rarely available 2BR/
2BA. Remodeled-kitchen, completelyrepainted in-
terior. Air conditioner two years old. Reduced to
$399,900. Don't wait! Call Harold Small, Wagner
Realty, (941) 7411-1768 or 778-2246.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on.Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday, Aug. 28.203 75th St.,
Holmes Beach. Call Smith Realtors, (941) 778-0777;
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT lot. Best lot on Anna
Maria Island. 110-feet of direct beach frontage on
the-north end of Anna Maria. Call owner/Realtor,
(941) 228-6086 for more information.
WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets
OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.
DUPLEX WITH Pool on 9,600-sf lot in Holmes
Beach. Zoned R2. Sold as is. Great investment.
$895,000. Owner, (941) 448-0596.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$. Buy direct from
manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with all accesso-
ries. Quick turn around! Delivery available. Toll free,
NORTH.CAROLINA: cool mountain air, views,
streams, homes, cabins, acreage. Free brochure,
mountain property, (800) 642-5333. Realty of
Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape the heat in
the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western N.C.
mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy. www.cherokeemountainrealtV.com. Call for
free brochure, (800) 841-5868.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE 1,488 builder's lots in fast
growing areas, Florida and Arkansas. From
$11,000. Buy one or buy.them all! (954) 319-7954
or (954) 661-6509.
BUY GEORGIA properties
www.farmandtimber.com. Sell your property in one
SPECIAL OFFERS pre-construction opportunities
Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida,
Nevada, South Carolina. From $199,000-
$2,000,000. www.beachclubinvestments.com (877)
BCI-5020. Flexible -financial options provided by
www.allpointe.com. Free prequalification.
NORTH CAROLINA Mountains 3.43 acres on
mountain top, view, trees, waterfall and large pub-
lic lake nearby, $49,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535,
SELL YOUR HOME INSTANTLY AND FOR FULL
VALUE! More for your property guaranteed! Try
with no cost or commitment. (800) 462-1428.
NEW RELEASE 20-percent discount for reservation
holders only. Coastal Georgia gated, deep-water
access. Wooded, lagoon and golf course.
homesites. Call for reservation information, (877)
GEORGIA BEAUTY! New home in Ballground,
Governor's Preserve, 4,416-sf brick and frame, two-
car garage, 4 BR/3.5BA, custom cabinets,, granite
countertops, island with custom design bar, view from
family room. 9-foot ceiling in living room, hardwood
floor, stacked stone fireplace to ceiling, large deck, full
basement, swimming, tennis. Must see! $411,000. By
owner, (706) 253-4121 or (770) 894-1988. See it at
STEEL BUILDINGS. Summer blowout! 24 by 24,
$3,850; 36 by 40, $6,090; 48 by 90, $13,890. Must
sell! Call Bob, (800) 863-9128.
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RIVER FRONT HOME Magnificent balcony views of the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge from this spacious 4BR/2.5BA
3,8.00 sf home. Upgraded eat-in kitchen, granite counter
tops and island. Living/dining room, brick wood-burning
fireplace and stunning marble floors. 10,000 Ib boat lift.
Richard Horton, 778-2246. $995,900.
SARASOTA BAYFRONT Gated entry
provides privacy for tris 3BR 2tBA
SI Arrriands rnome. Floor to celinrg windows
Separate gueIt. le. Pool. -pa. doclk- and tbol
lift Dee Dee Burke. 383-57; '276667 .
05 500 rJ 0C
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ISLAND TOWN HOME Newl .:conslrucle,3
:3B 2BA lo', inh.:.,e .-lleitng 1.725 SI of living
area A forrner model, ins unii has rnmerou.
cusionr lea,-ie" Healed puool. private garage
and near Beach Da'.e M.loyniran, 7-7&-2246.
0509928. $599 900
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encl9'e .-I jusl nine tu!Yvnricries being curnsrluct.1d
on the lrvciC-la :.t:3CI s1-0l piU lus. wcar grrag-m
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wilh 2BF: 2BA plus ren Enjov, naIure at IIs
beSt' Suirsei'l. bDrd rIle, dolphins plain ng. Near
Deaches I.MG Academy. cultural e.venis.. Carol
Greern.ald .51-0670 # 510999. $52E5.000.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Fabulous bayviews ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA HOME Completely
Irorr Ihs upd3led 3BR'3BA residence on large updated and immaculate Tropical setting
corner 1-ot wilh 110-foot +. Ironmage on theo bay boasts lush planlings and fruit trees. Cusiom
2 332 sl of living area open iloor plan Dock sitaned glias. blue heron window and elched
I1II D .ae MovrInan r,778-.2246 1;13.166 glass lromni door Becky Smith or Elti Slarrell.
,1A 395.000 778-2246 #509374 $675.000.
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NOW AVAILABLE! A lew building -iles on in;s
uniq.iue1 galed cilanid ommrriiuliil!, ~ling on lr
n.orlh end of Sarasoia E.ay Minultc : ih-
while sandy beaches .-l lhe Gull ot Meico. veC
close 10 6evrvlhing in town Select a Site lor
your dream home' Joe or Carolyn Cordrey
776-3165. From $250.000
THE LAKES Ultra modern upda.ls.i Originally
2BR 2B4 inc 1e I.,. -m.all baths are now large
balhs iin |lacuz:i and spacious shower An
deco kitchen with sol.d surace-counter tope
Ouality condo' BecKy Smith or Eli Starreln.
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