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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.
Soccer's a kick, page 15.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 13, No. 46 Sept. 21, 2005 FREE
Bradenton Beach residents receive, spend most
By Rick Catlin
Consolidation expert Harry Hayes of the Carl
Vinson Institute of Government at the University of
Georgia said that among the three Island cities, Braden-
ton Beach gets the most revenue per capital on its resi-
dents and also spends the most, despite having the low-
Hayes was asked by The Islander to review the
budgets of all three Island cities for areas of potential
savings through consolidation. Hayes said he and his
staff based their conclusions solely on the budget ma-
In fiscal year 2002-03, said Hayes, Bradenton
Beach had a per capital revenue of $1,626 compared
with just $795 in Holmes Beach. During the same year,
Bradenton Beach spent on average $1,308 per citizen,
while Anna Maria spent $925 and Holmes Beach $734.
Further, said Hayes, "Bradenton Beach offers cul-
Four for three
in Anna Maria,
By Rick Catlin .
Four candidates in both Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach will square off for the three city commission
seats up for election in each city in the No\. 8 elections,
while in Bradenton Beach, only three people have
qualified for the two commission seats and mayor's
office up for election.
In Anna Maria, incumbents John Quam and Dale
Woodland have qualified, as have political newcomers
Joanne Mattick and Christine "Chris" Toilette'. Incum-
bent Commissionei Carol Ann Magill is not seeking re-
Holmes Beach incumbent% Don alonee, Patrick
Morton and Rich Bohnenberger have all qualified and
will face a challenge from David Zaccagnino, who ran
unsuccessfully for a commission seat in November
2004 and was in the process Monday of collecting the
signatures of voters necessary to complete his qualify-
In Bradenton Beach, only Janie Robertson of Ward
3, incumbent City Commissioner John Shaughnessy of
Ward I and Mayor John Chappie had qualified by noon
The qualifying period in Bradenton Beach is from
Sept. 19 to noon Sept. 23, while the qualifying period
in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria ended at noon Sept.
Island residents eligible to vote have until Tuesday,
Oct. 11, to register with the Supervisor of Elections
office at 305 15th St. W. in Bradenton.
Absentee voters may obtain ballots at the SOE of-
fice, or online at ihe SOE Web site at
The deadline to submit an absentee ballot is 7
p.m. on election day, and all absentee ballots must
be delivered to the SOE office in Bradenton. Polling
stations are not allowed to accept absentee ballots.
For more information on voting, go on the Internet
to www.votemanatee.com., or call the election's office
ture and recreation services while Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria do not." This would merit "special consid-
eration if the cities were to consolidate."
Other financial matters that a consolidation feasi-
bility study would examine, said Hayes, are the levels
of long-term liabilities, fixed assets, pension plans and
funds, and employee benefits of each city.
Hayes' said that although his budget review found
"several important issues" that would have to be re-
solved in consolidation, none appeared to be "insuir-
mountable." But he admitted his review was based
exclusively on budget documents, not interviews with
"The materials we reviewed gave us a'sufficient pic-
ture to conclude that the issue of tri-city consolidation may
be worth further exploration. Other issues may be identi-
fied which present.insurmountable obstacles to consolida-
tion, but it is only through an impartial and detailed assess-
ment that the cities would be able to know whether con-
solidation is possible," he added.
Hayes recommended a scope of work for a consoli-
dation feasibility study that would analyze economic
resources, review local ordinances and interview pub-
lic officials, among other procedures.
But Hayes' preliminary efforts may have been
The Anna Maria City Commission voted last week
not to allow the city electorate the chance to vote in a
non-binding referendum on whether or not they want
the commission to explore the possibility of a feasibil-
ity study on consolidation.
SThe Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach city com-
missions, however, have chosen to have the consolida-
tion "opinion" question on the Nov. 8 ballot.
It's likely a moot point. As one Anna Maria resi-
dent opposed to even allowing the public to express its
opinion said, "Let Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
consolidate. We don't want it."
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Sailing away briefly
The Sallie Adams, a 21-foot-long skipjack built by volunteers with the Gulf Coast Maritime Museum in Cortez,
had a' "pre-launch" launch of the sailboat Saturday prior to the scheduled formal event next week. The "pre"
part of the event was wise: The mast on the sailboat cracked just as the volunteers got outInto Anna Maria
Sound. But the branch on the masthead belongs there. It is a gumbo limbo branch, which Cortez tradition
insists distracts malevolent gods from visiting evil upon a new boat. For more information, see page 13.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
West Manatee fire
district gets big grant
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Chief Andy
Price announced last week that the WMFR has re-
ceived a grant of $282,500 from the 2004 Assistance
to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the
Department of Homeland Security.
The district will use the funds for equipment, facili-
ties modification, personal protective equipment and
Price said the grant originally was not on the ap-
proved list, but after the DHS had money left over in
its grant budget, it reviewed applications that had been
rejected and the WMFR grant application was selected.
The DHS made 7,809 grand awards for budgeting
in the 2004-05 grant cycle, Price said.
Soon gone, spent
Patron-installed souvenir dollar bills at the Mar
Vista restaurant on Longboat Key will soon be taken
down and donated to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Islanders have been aiding the storm sufferers in a
variety of ways, and for more information, see page
9. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
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PAGE 2 E SEPT. 21, 2005 TIHE ISLANDER
OK'd for Bradenton
By Paul Roat.
And now there are 14.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners unanimously
endorsed adding a non-binding referendum question on
the Nov. 8 ballot asking electors if pursuit should be
sought for consolidating governments on Anna Maria
The question reads:
"Should the City of Bradenton Beach consider, but
without being obligated to, conducting a study or stud-
ies on the merits and feasibility of consolidating the
three Anna Maria Island cities into a single Islandwide
local government as set forth in Resolution 05-704?"
The resolution states that residents on the Island
have considered consolidation for many years and that
Bradenton Beach officials "desire to seek an indication
from the voters as to the amount of support that may
exist as to undertaking a formal consolidation process."
Holmes Beach city commissioners also have
agreed to place a similar question before city voters in
Anna Maria city commissioners rejected placing
the matter on the ballot in that city. According to an
informal agreement reached between the three Island
mayors, the matter must be approved by all three cit-
ies before any further effort toward consolidation is
"I'm in favor of letting the people decide," Mayor
John Chappie said. "We said several months back that
we wanted to do this, and we've been criticized a little
because we haven't discussed it at every meeting, but
I'd like to see our residents vote on it."
"The citizens of Bradenton Beach should have the
right to vote yes or no," City Commissioner John
The consolidation matter is the 14th question that
will appear on the ballot for voters to deliberate on in
November. There are also 13 amendments to the city
charter presented for approval or rejection that have
been approved by a charter review committee and en-
dorsed by the city commission. Those questions in-
clude the following.
1: Clarifies when charter review committee forma-
tion would occur every five years.
2: Requires residency within each of the city's four
wards for city commissioners, and clarifies language to
ensure that the mayor remains a city resident while
serving in office.
3: Clarifies language establishing compensation for
elected officials in the city.
4: Requires elected officials to maintain minimal
continuing education standards.
5: Clarifies language that calls for elected officials
to forfeit their office if they move from their elected
ward or from the city.
6: Increases term limits for elected officials from
three two-year terms to four terms.
7: Provides for 10 working da\s. rather than 10
calendar days, for verification of signatures on any citi-
zen-initiated petition regarding ordinances, and calls
for the supervisor of elections office, rather than the
city clerk's office, to verify the signatures as being
The Herb Dolan
; North Park, off
~ .- 25th Street in
71" Beach, will soon
be the recipient
of new play-
ment. The old
slides and swings
last week, and the
S: new gear should
be installed by
the end offall.
Cost of the new
8: Provides for 10 working days, rather than 10
calendar days, for verification of signatures on any citi-
zen-initiated charter amendments, and calls for the su-
pervisor of elections office, rather than the city clerk's
office, to verify the signatures as being valid electors.
9: Provides for 10 working days, rather than 10
calendar days, for notification of sufficiency on any
petitions, and calls for a standardized form for any such
petitions be provided by the city clerk's office.
10: Calls for no building height to be greater than
29 feet above the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's established base-flood elevation standard,
with some exceptions.
11: Establishes that a conforming lot is any exist-
ing platted lot of record of a size of 50 feet by 100 feet
or 5,000 square feet.
12: Clarifies removal of appointed officials
through forfeiture, vacation or expiration of term of
13: Establishes a number of technical changes to
the city charter.
A full description of the charter changes will be
mailed to all registered voters by the city prior to the
election, commissioners agreed.
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THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 21, 2005 i PAGE 3
Sex offenders leaving Island,
but Bradenton Beach gains one
By Rick Catlin
Convicted sex offenders don't seem to enjoy the good
life on Anna Maria Island, Cortez or Longboat Key.
Just four years ago, nine convicted sex offenders,
including one convicted sexual predator, inhabited
Anna Maria Island.
Today, however, only three convicted sex offend-
ers are living on the Island, and one of those just re-
cently moved to Bradenton Beach. The man listed an
address with the Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment in the 500 block of Gulf Drive South.
"We are aware of him," said Bradenton Beach
Police Chief Sam Speciale. "We've already been over
to the residence and checked him out. We'll continue
to keep tabs on him. Some neighbors have even called
us. We know who he is and where he lives and we're
going to pay close attention to his whereabouts," the
Under Florida law, convicted sexual offenders are
required to notify the FDLE of their address and any
change in their residence must be reported to the
FDLE. According to the FDLE, the new Bradenton
Beach sex offender moved to the city in late August.
The man is a 32-year-old white male who was con-
victed of sexual battery without injury, the FDLE said.
The second convicted sex offender in Bradenton
Beach lives in the 100 block of Fourth Street South.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon, the re-
source officer for Anna Maria Elementary School, said
he'd just learned of the convicted sex offender's pres-
ence, and noted it was in Bradenton Beach. Convicted
sex offenders have, thankfully, been leaving Holmes
Beach, he noted.
The FDLE currently lists only one con \icted
sexual offender in Holmes Beach, down from-four
listed in 2001.
One convicted sex offender recently lived on Gulf
Drive just a few hundred feet from AME, but left the
Island for the mainland following publication of his
The only current sex offender in Holmes Beach
was released from supervision several years ago and
lives some distance from AME. Even though a con-
victed sex offender may be released from supervision,
the requirement to list an address with the FDLE does
In Anna Maria, the FDLE has no listed address for
any convicted sex offender, while in 2001, there was
one such offender living in that city.
On Longboat Key, a 73-year-old male resident of
Cedar Street is listed by the FDLE as a convicted sex
offender, while one Cortez resident in the 4000 block
of 129th Street is listed on the FDLE Web site for con-
victed sex offenders.
The Cortez resident has been released from super-
vision, but was convicted of sexual battery by an adult
on, a child under the age of 12 and lewd and lascivious
acts with a child under the age of 16.
Further information on convicted sexual offenders
in Florida and in the Bradenton-Sarasota area may be
found at the FDLE.Web site at www.fdle.state.fl.us.
SBy Rick Catlin -
If you plan dn attending Thursda\'s Anna Maria
SCity Commission meeting, it miglit be wise to get there
early to get a seat. .
The commission chamber only holds abdut 60,
people and the main subject of the meeting is approval
or.rejection of an ordinance to regulate parking
.along streets in the city's designated beach access zone.
Previous meetings on the current "great parking
hope" for the city dubbed "Plan C" by Commis-
sioner Duke Miller resulted in overflow crowds and
some stormy sessions. After all, the city's been trying
to solve its parking woes since at least 1977.
Previous plans, such as PlainX and the Baskerville-
Donovan Inc. plan, have all been rejected by the com-
mission, as Jias resident-only permit parking.
Plan C is a 'compromise" among commissioners
such as Miller and Linda Cramer, who both originally
favored parking by, permit. and Commissioner Dale
Woodland, who favored open parking.
While the commission consensus at its Sept. 8
worksession was to proceed with adoption of Plan C,
not all residents are happy with the compromise.
Residents of several streets in the BAZ, including
Oak Avenue and Palmetto Avenue, presented petitions
to the commission objecting to Plan C.
"They had hoped their petitions would be-heard by
the commission," said Cramer. "They prefer resident-
Palmetto Avenue resident Joe Percone, a long-time
resident of the city, has fought for years for permit
parking, Although he may not be able to attend the
Sept. 22 meeting, he said many of his neighbors will
voice their shared objections.
Plan C affects only streets within the BAZ and.
calls for alternate side of the street parking, with the
parking side to alternate annually. The commission
suggested the plan begin Dec. 1.
The commission has agreed that if Plan C passes,
it will be reviewed on an annual basis to see if it's
working for the residents and visiting public.
Streets currently in Plan C that will have at least
some open parking are Gladiolus Street, Fern Street,
Newton Lane, Cypress Street, Spruce Avenue, Fir
Avenue, Coconut Avenue, Sycamore Avenue, Elm
Avenue, Magnolia Avenue, Palm Avenue, Palmetto
Avenue, Cedar Avenue, Maple Avenue, Beach Avenue
and Peppertree Lane
The Sept. 22 meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Nearly three weeks after the Goodloe Marine
dredge Millenium anchored off Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria to wait out Hurricane Katrina, the
dredge is still at its bayfront location.
Pipes for new sand were placed on the beach
down to 34th Street in Holmes Beach before the
project halted just before the Labor Day weekend.
"We've been delayed a bit because of the
weather," said Goodloe Marine Project Manager
Larry Chapman Tuesday. "We're trying to lay a
submerged pipeline, but it's been blowing pretty
good. We need one more day to get the pipe down,
but it doesn't look like we're going to .get it done
Chapman said that despite the expected wind
and surf from Hurricane Rita's passage, the dredge
could operate in the weather. "We can dredge in
this, but with laying a submerged pipe in this
weather, using a crane on a barge, it's hard to do."
He said he expected sand to start moving
ashore on the beach by the week's end.
Goodloe is the contractor hired by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers to renourish the beach
along most of Anna Maria Island's western shore.
The contact was approved June 21, and work be--
_gan in early July somewhat delayed by the pas-
sage of Hurricane Dennis.
Red tide widespread, but
patchy, little noticed here
Red tide is still out there, but its patchiness and
dispersal are such thai it may well not be noticed.
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota
reported last week that "Distribution of the Florida red
tide organism is widespread yet patchy along the shore
on the west coast from the Panama City to Naples. This
does not mean that it is present everywhere between
those cities., At any point in timeit is likely that.there
are manylocalities along ihe shore \\here red tide isknot
detectable. These locations may be within a few kilo-
meters of areas \\here there i,'detectable red tide.
"Red tide concentrations are presently high in New
Pass and some locations in Sarasota Bay. These loca-
tions could N hift \% within a matter of hours. Satellite re-
mote sensing suggests widespread distribution of red
Anna Maria City
Sept. 21,6:30 p.m,, final public hearing on budget for
Sept. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
SSept. 28, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130:.
Qualifying for commission and mayor positions con-
tinues until noon Friday, Sept. 23.
Sept. 22, 7 p.m., final public hearing on budget for
Sept. 27, 3p.m., city commission work meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Sept. 22, 9 a.m., code enforcement board meeting -
Sept. 28, 8 a.m., police retirement board meeting.
Sept. 29, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Sept. 21,2:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key.
Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.
A Bradenton cleaning services
company put promotional
literature on the mailboxes of
many Holmes Beach residents
)during the Labor Day n eeAen l.
prMompling a flood of complaintsi
to Code Enforcement Officer
,NanqcyHall, who hiiks Liintacl dc
[tie(' Coifaniv to re niIc ithe
brochuress. Hall said the notices
are a violation of the city's
solicitation ordinance. Two
other companies also distrib-
Suted promotional material.
throughout the city that week-
end, Hall said. According to the
U.S. Postal Service, it is pa
federal ofitnse to use a L'.S.
-nmailbox to deliver unstamped
nail to a recipients. Islander
Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Battle expected over Anna Maria parking
PAGE 4 0 SEPT. 21. 2005 T THE ISLANDER
Emergency Operations Committee lessons learned
By Diana Bogan
The Island Emergency Operations Committee met
Sept 14, and in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ques-
tioned if the three Island cities are as prepared to handle
a hurricane as they think they are.
Every hurricane that makes landfall provides les-
sons to be learned, said West Manatee Fire and Rescue
Chief Andy Price.
Watching Hurricane Katrina unfold prompted
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie to ask several
hard-hitting questions at the meeting, all good points
but none of which were really settled.
"I know how well prepared our city is," said
Chappie.'"I am confident we'll be able to work through
challenges, but I'm not sure about the other cities.
Learning from Katrina, I see how important that is at
a local level."
Price said the cities should have a basic plan that
Yes, but Chappie noted that if you don't implement
a plan or have personnel that are trained or understand
they need to come in, what happens? The personnel
needed to come in and deal with the disaster will need
supplies and equipment, for example. And Chappie
said this is a crucial time when the three cities could be
better educating the public about how the Island would
respond to a disaster.
"We have people who don't know the city com-
piles a special needs list of individuals who will need
assistance evacuating," Chappie-said. "People are lis-
tening now. It's a good opportunity to inform the pub-
Price stated the cities will have to handle their own
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School is on schedule to
- open the doors of a new two-story building when stu-
dents return from winter vacation in January. But be-
fore the doors open, the school could use a few volun-
teers to help with the move and some of the finishing
Michael Pierce, a parent representative on the con-
struction team, and-AME Principal-Kathy Hayes, told
-the School Advisory Committee that the team would
like to form four N ohlurnteer committees to be involved
in different tasks.
First, volunteers are needed to help remove the
panels of hand-painted tiles from the school's breeze-
ways. The ceramic tiles are mounted on wooden boards
that have been screwed onto the walls. Most of the pan-
els should only require having the boards removed and
stored until they can be placed in the new school, says
Pierce said that volunteers could save the construc-
tion team $5,000 toward the building costs by remov-
ing the boards themselves.
Next, a committee with an eye for art is desired.
Hayes noted that the construction team has revived
discussion regarding the clock tower design. A survey
went out to parents earlier in the construction planning
phase in which Hayes reports parents favored a dolphin
sculpture to be featured atop the tower.
Pierce said he invited local artist Woody Candish to
the team's next construction meeting to discuss the pos-
sibility of having him sculpt the school mascot for the
tower. Once some designs have been submitted, a com-
mittee will be charged with choosing the final design.
Hayes said she is also interested in having a com-
mittee select mural designs and other artistic touches
for the school's interior.
The old building will be demolished, but Hayes
said there has been considerable interest in purchasing
parts of the old school for memorabilia, such as a class-
room door, desks, and other items.
Hayes said she submitted a request to the Manatee
County School Board to have an auction of "old"
school items. Hayes said the matter will be on an up-
public education, "Are you doing what is necessary to
prepare people? And the cities need to look at includ-
ing training for their employees," he said.
Chappie added that Bradenton Beach has been
working on building a surplus fund the past four years,
knowing that when the Island is hit by a hurricane it'
will need funds in reserve so that the city can maintain
service until a revenue base is rebuilt.
"Bradenton Beach is the smallest city and Anna
Maria has the most money, what concerns me is how
prepared the other cities are. We'll be sharing resources
and all be in it together," he said.
Chappie and Price both-noted that one of the real
"eye-openers" in the aftermath of Katrina was the re-
action from first-in service providers police and fire-
men from the areas hit.
Hurricane Katrina exposed the human factor pre-
viously unaddressed. When your family is in jeopardy,
where do priorities lie family or job? .
Price said one of the fire strike teams sent to the
Gulf Coast put out a fire that was adjacent to a fire sta-
tion. He said the fire station was full of volunteer
firefighters, yet none of them responded to the fire.
"They had all lost their homes, which was why
they were at the fire station," he said. "They were all
mentally devastated from what they went through, and
it made me question what we would do. What kind of
department would we have and who would really show
Chappie questioned "How would our staff fare and
what is their responsibility to the community? What do
we do if our staff is wiped out? We've always had a
place for elected officials to go, but what about our
staff? We need to take care of them so they can get
back to our community. We need a plan to make sure
they can take care of business."
Members of the committee noted that in the event
of a total devastation of the Island, outside agencies
would be coming in to address the situation. It's the
smaller storms they feel they have to worry about.
Anna Maria Public-Works Director George McKay
noted that debris teams would likely be stretched to
their limits and one of the basic things learned this sea-
son is that the cities can't rely on someone else to take
care of problems. "We.know help will be five to six
days away," he said. "We know the state, county and
government agencies are not coming in the next day
and we need to rely on our own resources.
"I agree with Chappie that we need to be respon-
sible for our own welfare, but we're going to have our
own problems and may not have the personnel or re-
sources to help the other cities," McKay said.
Price assured that from what he saw of the re-
sponse to Hurricane Katrina, Florida' is far more pre-
pared and able to meet those needs. He said, as a whole,
Florida is more advanced than the other Gulf Coast
states and teams from Florida were first on the scene,
mobilized with 300 trucks of water and ice before
In one'community, officials reportedly thought it
could ride out the storm based on their experience with
Hurricane Camille, and they failed to evacuate police
and fire vehicles and lost them all.
Chappie said everyone would be dealing with per-
sonal tragedies in the event a storm hitthe Island, and
he hopes the Island cities will be prepared enough that
"our minds go into automatic and we perform as we're
trained to perform."
Mission in Kenya
Carolyn and Bill Overway, here with Kenya's ex-President Daniel arap Moi, are noting their 20th year as
missionaries.in the Afpji.an country. They are directing a high school for the Pokot people in Churo. Their
address'is Box 176, Marigat, Kenya 30403. When home from their mission they live in Holmes Beach, where
they said they plan to spend Christmas.
coming school board agenda and, if approvedthe dis-
trict will hire a professional auctioneer and the sale will
be advertised to the public.
If approved, items not being moved into the new
building, such as desks and books and potentially parts
of the building, such as doors, would be auctioned. A
committee would also be needed to help with the auc-
tion, which Hayes hopes will take place in January,
The final committee of volunteers sought is a
group to help with the actual packing and unpacking of
the classrooms. Teachers will have to pack all the items
being moved from their classrooms to the new school.
Once packed, the boxes will be fumigated and moved
into the new building, where teachers will be respon-
sible for unpacking. This is scheduled to take place
during the winter holiday and AME teachers would
Hayes said, apart from finding volunteers, con-
struction is moving along. Stucco is being applied to
the back of the building arid the interior walls are fin-
ished and painted. She said the cabinetry has arrived
and the computer lab.has been revamped to be more
multi-functional should it be needed as an extra full-
Hayes said she is also researching whether it is cost
efficient to move the old furniture or to-buy new fur-
nishings. She noted that other schools have started
over, purchasing all new furnishings. She said she is in
the process of looking at what is available and consid-
ering each classrooms starting out with a standard of
new items, to give the rooms some uniformity and con-
sistency, such as the same type of desks and chairs. She
noted that the new building wouldn't have any cabinets
or shelves unless she purchases them.
Finally, Hayes provided a tour of the new building
via video at this month's Parent-Teacher Organization
meeting. The video shows the entry to the new build-
ing, a classroom space and highlights the view of the
bay from the second-floor media center. Similar video
updates will be shown at future PTO meetings.
THE ISLANDER S SEPT.-21. 2005 0 PAGE 5
FEMA investigates Anna Maria City's 'McDonald'
By Rick Catlin
Is Dan McDonald a real person who works for the
Federal Emergency Management Agency, a figment of
someone's imagination, a resident of the Bermuda Tri-
angle, or perhaps an impostor? FEMA representatives
in Fort Myers would like to know.
A Dan MacDonald who showed up in Anna Maria
Sept. 8, 2004, gave some really bad advice to Mayor
That Dan McDonald claimed he was from FEMA
and advised SueLynn and representatives of Waste Man-
agement Inc. that a contract between the two entities for
removal of debris caused by Hurricane Charley was OK
with FEMA and that the agency would reimburse the city
for removal costs. WMI had asked FEMA to send a rep-
resentative to meet with it and the city to review the con-
Fire assessment capped
The West Manatee Fire and Rescue District board
at its Sept. 15 meeting unanimously approved increas-
ing the annual fire assessment district residents pay to
the maximum allowable rate.
No district resident attended the public hearing to
comment on the measure and WMFR Chief Andy Price
said no one had filed any objections to the proposal.
District residents will see their annual fire assess-.
ment go up in the upcoming 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.
According to the assessment,' the base rate for
single-family residences, condominiums, travel trail-
ers, mixed residential and mobile homes will be $125,
up 6 percent from the current $118 base assessment.
Duplexes will be charged a base of $250, while com-
mercial buildings climb to a $300 base rate. Vacant lots
Sill paN a $15 base rate.
tract. (The Islander, Aug. 10).
When the city submitted the bills to FEMA for re-
imbursement, SueLynn was informed that the contract
did not meet FEMA compaction rates for trash and the
city would only get partial reimbursement. Oops!
Foul, cried the mayor.
Dan McDonald of your office said the contract met
FEMA standards. Sorry, replied FEMA, but the Dan
McDonald who met with you was not the Dan
McDonald who works for FEMA. Our Dan McDonald
is short, fat and bald, while your Dan McDonald was
tall, slim and had wavy hair.
The matter might have ended there but SueLynn
and WMI manager Dave Smith were determined to get
some answers. And a little political pressure never hurt
getting government agencies to swing into action.
Following inquiries to FEMA from U.S. Repre-
sentative Katherine Harris and State Rep. Bill Galvano
by way of the mayor and WMI, FEMA announced it
has begun its own "internal investigation" into exactly
who showed up in Anna Maria Sept. 8,2004.
That was good news for Smith and SueLynn.
"FEMA hopes to have an answer shortly," said
Smith. "We believe the person who came here was not
Dan McDonald, but someone who does sub-contract-
ing work for FEMA, but represented himself as Dan
If that's the case, said SueLynn, FEMA may be
prepared to reconsider its decision and honor the Anna
Maria-WMI contract at full value.
"I really hope they get to the bottom of this mys-
tery," she said.
You can still play if you hurry
A jubilant Peggy Horlander promises to save'
a few very few, because that's all that are left
- slots for desperate latecomers in the golf tour-
nament she is chairing for the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
"We're nearly at capacity," she said, "but
maybe a few more can squeeze in. We're cutting
it off at 100 players because more than that would
make a terrifically long tournament."
The sixth-annual golf outing will be Friday,
Sept.-23, at El Conquistador Country Club, 4350
El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. It will tee off-
with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., after sign-in at noon.
Cost is $125, including green fees, cart, dinner,
awards and gift bag.
That last is a real winner, Horlander said, for.
the gift bags are loaded with golf-related items
donated by area merchants, chief among them the,
100 golf shirts from Michael Saunders & Com-
An awards banquet at the clubhouse following
play will see impressive prizes for tournament
winners: "Dinners for two" at superlative restau-
rants, said Horlander, noting that a "dinner for
two" ticket goes to eachmember of a four-person
team. That adds up to eight dinners per winner.
A new Honda Accord is the prize for a hole-
in-one on a hole to be designated by the country
club. The award is sponsored by Servpro of
Bradenton and Honda Cars of Bradenton.
Proceeds from the golf festival will go to the
chamber's college scholarship fund, Horlander
Those who wish to enter the outing may do so
at the chamber offices, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, or by phone at 778-1541.
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It's an old-fashioned mystery with an Anna Maria
twist: Where, oh where, is that rascal McDonald?
He came, he spoke, he advised, he offered officials
He wasn't real?
It's not clear if the man who claimed to be Dan
McDonald of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency was a figment of the city's imagination, but
whether an apparition or for real, the result is the same.
FEMA won't honor his word.
It seems that the person who came to an Anna
Maria city meeting wasn't who he says he was, didn't
really work for FEMA, and had no authority to offer his
"blessing" to the terms of a contract for storm debris
removal between thecity and Waste Management Inc.
That contract called for reimbursement of the debris
removal costs to the city, but when the city applied for
funds, FEMA declined and the mayor cried FOUL!
The mystery deepened when the city learned that
a Dan McDonald does indeed work for FEMA, but his
description doesn't match that of the mystery man.
Call in the detectives! The city contacted "higher
authorities" in the form of state repre.enltatih %es to the
Florida Legislature and U.S. Congress, which h in turn
launched an "internal investigation" by FEMA-..
Now for the real mystery: FEMA says the agency
will honor the mystery man's "promise," but only if
they can determine who impersonated their McDonald.
It's not, mind you, that the folks at FEMA doubt
city officials, but they're not paying up until the mys-
tery is solved ....
If all this sounds trite in the dark shadows of Hur-
ricane Katrina and FEMA's response to that storm,
remember, the $34,295.44 in question for the City of
Anna Maria is for last year's storm season.
It's questionable to have an agency that insists on
resolving WHO attended the meeting, if the agency
intends to pay up regardless (but still insists on know-
WHO cares who attended the meeting if FEMA of-
ficials intend to abide by the offer to cover the damages?
FEMA should cover the costs incurred if only be-
cause local government officials heard the offer-"on the
record" at a city meeting and had no reason to question
that person's authority.
Why would someone impersonate a FEMA em-
We. all should question the authority and the
Response of FEMA.
FEMA is the mystery.
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Help needed in red tide fight
--Members of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Citizen Advisory Committee have been collecting and
reviewing the multitude of newspaper articles and edi-
torials on red tide. The current red tide outbreak in.our
area has lasted for more than nine months. The hypoxic
dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico encompasses at least
S2,100 square miles. The economic impacts have been
substantial, curtailing theflow of tourists and perhaps
affecting home sales. The adverse impacts on the bio-
logical resources includingi marine mammals) are sig-
nificant. he hunian health implications appear more
prominent than initially believed.
Since the turn bf the century, red tide in our area:
seems to have become more pervasive, occurring in
2001, 2003 and now in 2005. Some researchers are
convinced that red.tide has become more pronounced,
:and is due to increased nutrient loading to coastal wa-
ters. The possible sources of nutrient loading are N aste-
water, stormwater, atmospheric, agricultural and indus-
trial. The current outbreak seems to have started off,
Tampa Bay and spread south. The general public iks
asking for answers in regard to the intensity and dura-
tion iof the current bloom. The dead zone was also.
found by fisherman and divers this summer, raising
citizen concern with regard to the adequacy of scien-
tific investigation and reporting:
Florida State Rep. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton)
with the support of Mote Marine Laboratory research-
ers is seeking emergency legislative support
($100,000) to evaluate water quality datain relation to
red tide persistence. Meanwhile, the local govern-
'ments' bay and beach monitoring programs are being
revised to.include red tide sampling in Manatee and
Sarasota counties, allowing for simultaneous analysis
of red tide and water quality data, and better reporting
of current conditions.
In the short term,-it seems we need much more in-
formation on the dead zone, conditions in the Gulf and
focused analysis of the causes of the current bloom. In
the long-term, we need state- and federal-level funding
and concerted action by governmental and private
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agencies from Pasco to Collier counties, given the eco-
nomic and social ramifications.
The damage from this bloom cannot be reversed re-
gardless of the causes, but future blooms may beaverted
through improved information exchange and analysis.
Wanda Kerr, chair, Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
A Kellie Samaritan
A couple of weeks ago a woman left her pocket-
book in the rest room of the Sandbar restaurant on
Anna Maria Island. A young lady (18: yearsold) found
it arid turned it in to management. .
This kind of thing happens all the time..but what
makes this more significant is that the-pocketbook had
S 10.000 in it..The young woman who turned, it in said.
she looked in it and saw the money closed if up and
gave it to an employee.
I and one of the employees looked around to see if
xwe could find the owner, which we did. She went in
and retrieved her pocketbook and left.
:1 have worked on Anna Maria for 13 years and
knew the girl who turned it in. Her name is Kellie
Spring, whose father Ed Spring and wife Aridrea own
the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant on Anna Maria.
Now, I know that good deeds are done without
expectation of reward, but it would have been nice for
the owner to have put a "thank \ ou" note and maybe a
$100 bill in an envelope with Kellie's name on it.
It is nice to know that with all the negati e percep-
tions toward many of our young people that something
like this happens to remind us of the many honest
young people around us.
Kudos to Kellie's parents and to Kellie herself for
restoring our faith in the future. Way to go!
Mike Zambelle, Bradenton
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This is a letter sending an extra special "thanks" to
Jessie, Hank, Jimmy, James, Herb, Linda and everyone
else at Jessie's Island Store for all the wonderful hos-
pitality-and kindness they have shown me and my son
Tyler through the years.
Stopping by Jessie's every morning has become a
ritual for my and Tyler's daily routine. You all have
been a part of Tyler's world watching him grow from
the newborn I carried in the store to the 3-year-old he
is now asking for his morning package of crackers and
bringing all of your attention to the "diggers" across the
street at Tidemark. Your special treatment has meant
a lot to us.
It brings back a lot of memories for me from the
days of growing up in my family's "IGA Grocery
Store." The old Island hospitality was shown by our
family by making all the patrons feel like a part of the
family just as you have done with Tyler and me which
makes me feel good to know Tyler can have the same
memories as me.
We will miss you, Jessie'and Hank, in our morn-
ing routine. Enjoy the retirement you ery much de-
Dina Franklin and Tyler Brewer, Holmes Beach
Police station mural
Thank you to Michael Meinhardt and Scott Paint
Co. at 5203 Cortez Road.for donating the paint for the
Bradenton Beach Police Station mural.
Thank you to the Bradenton Beach businesses for
donating items for the raffle to raise funds for the mu-
ral painting. Art Attack, Banana Cabana, Bradenton
Beach Hair Salon, Bridge Street Bazaar, Bridge Street
Interiors, Bridge Tender Inn, Drift In, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Joe's Eats and Sweets, SS Scoops, Sandbar-
BeachHouse-Mar Vista restaurants, Sea Trek Dive
Shop and the Sports Lounge.
Special thanks to Cindi Thompson and the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and to Deb Myers
and the Bradenton Beach merchants for allowing me to
sell raffle tickets at the Bayfest and Historic Bridge
Street open house.
Thank you Mark Burdette for painting the mural.
Thank you all for making this mural a reality.
Nancy Ambrose, Holmes Beach
Islanders win from Keep Manatee Beautiuful
Ed Chiles, Nanc) Eastman and Bradenton
Beach won top honors in the annual Keep Nlanatee
Beautiful judging for 2005.
Chiles and his BeachHouse Restaurant ion
their a\ ard for the Super Sandtastic SandBlast sind-
sculptlig event. Since 2000, the event has raised
$15,310 for several Anna Maria Island programs,
including Coastal C!eanupand other anti-trash pro-
grams, planting trees. and maintaining the Adopt-a-
Highway; -Road and -Shore projects.
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Eastman received the Outstanding Adopt-a-
Shore award for monthly cleanup since 2001 on
her mile of Gulf shoreline between Fourth alnd 12th
streets in Bradenton Beach.
Tjet Martin accepted the.Public Open Spaces
Landscaping a % ard for the city of Bradenton Beach
for restoring damage to Katie Pierola Park and its
beach access,: The city public works department
was a nominee for the Large Business Recycling
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announced that he was resigning from office and mov-
ing to Sarasota, where his wife is employed. Ratfliff
said he would stay on the commission until a replace-
ment was named by the other commissioners.
The City of Bradenton Beach reached an out-of-
court settlement with Bradenton Beach Marina owner
Allan Bazzy in a lawsuit he had filed against the city
and 19 residents charging conspiracy in efforts to re-
ject his expansion plans for the marina. The amount of
the settlement was not disclosed.
The Anna Maria City Commission approved the
1995-96 budget that calls for a tax increase from 1,41
mills to 1.61 mills and a total budget of $941,000, a
record for the city.
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Blackwell returns to devastated Mississippi home
By Rick Catlin
Three weeks after seeing his home and business in
Waveland, Miss., destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and
escaping death through sheer will and determination
(The Islander, Sept. 7), Island native Scott Blackwell
returned to the scene of the catastrophe this past week-
end. Wife Diana stayed behind at their temporary home
in Bradenton Beach.
"We're hanging in there," said Diana. "After los-
ing everything, all we can do is go forward." She said
Scott is returning to see if anything car be salvaged
from their home, which was covered by the storm
surge. Their business was totally destroyed.
As a member of Waveland's planning and zoning
board, Scott has said he believes he has a duty to go back
and learn what plans there are if any to rebuild.
While telephone communications are still out in
Waveland, the Blackwells have been able to reach a
few friends by cell phone. What they've learned is
more bad news: At least one neighbor drowned by stay-
ing in her home near the Gulf rather than evacuate.
As for Scott and Diana, they are still looking for
assistance. They've been told they can apply for a Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency debit card for
$2,000, but Scott has to do that in Waveland. Efforts
to reach a local FEMA official for information about
applying in the Tampa Bay area have been unsuccess-
ful, Diana said.
The Blackwells also have to decide if they want to
return to Mississippi to live, stay on the Island, or move
to another location. Diana's part-time job with the post
office is gone, and Scott's graphic arts and design busi-
ness is destroyed.
As an artist, however, he'll try to find some shows
where he can display some of his new creations.
"Right now, there are a lot of things we have to
worry about," said Diana.
To reach the Blackwells, call 720-7670.
Local firefighters, students, Budweiser deliver to Katrina
By Rick Catlin
West Manatee Fire and Rescue firefighters joined
forces with the students, staff and parents at Palma Sola
Elementary and Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Co. to
collect an entire truckload of items last week for the
victims of Hurricane Katrina.
WMFR firefighter Tom Owen volunteered to ac-
company the shipment to Mississippi, where it was de-
livered to the Bethel Lutheran Church in Biloxi for dis-
Owen said the firefighters wanted td do something
for those affected by the hurricane and enlisted the aid
of the school kids at Palma Sola. "This was truly a com-
munity effort. We wanted to show our community
helping another community," he said.
"We collected canned goods, diapers, bathroom
and personal items, water, powdered milk, clothes, just
about everything someone who has lost everything
would need," said Owen. They even collected a baby
stroller and a wheelchair. "Then, we realized we had no
way to transport all the items," he said.
That's when Owen contacted John Saputo of Gold
Coast Eagle Distributors, the local Budweiser distribu-
torship. Gold Coast donated an entire -12-bay
Bud\\ eiser truck minus the beer- along with driver
Randy Lane ard the gas to transport the items.
Owen said the trip normally takes about 10 hours.,
but took two days because of the difficulty in finding
a gas station \\ ith any fuel. "We often had to back-track
to find a gas station open."
This Bud's for you
Members of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Bilo.\i, Miss., off-load a Budweiser truckfull of goods collected by
West Manatee Fire and Rescue firefighters and the students, staff and parents of Palma Sola Elementary
School. Islander Photos: Courtesy of Tom Owen
When they reached Biloxi. they were directed to
the Bethel Lutheran Church, which had set up its own
distribution center for hurricane victims.
"The churches and the parishioners are the true
heros there," said Owen. "They are volunteering their
time, while other people are getting paid."
He said Bethel Lutheran was lucky as it had only
lost a roof. but had electric power restored by the time
he and the Bud truck arrived. The church had estab-
listed a grocery store for anyone in need. regardless if
they are a member of the church or not.
"They are giving things aw ay to anybody. Youjust
go there ard tell them \ hat you need and they fill ybur
order as best they can.It's truly amazing what they are
"The firefighters want to thank Gold Coast and the
students, staff and parents at Palma Sola for this com-
munity effort," added Owen.
Anna Maria Island HEART assists hurricane victims
By Diana Bogan
The heart of Anna Maria Island has taken on a neW
meaning in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Under the
umbrella of the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
several Islanders came together to organize the Hurri-
cane Evacuation Assistance Relocation Team.
The coalition was formed with the prompting of
Susan Timmins, said Anna Maria Elementary School
guidance counselor Cindi Harrison, also a HEART
member, with the goal of helping meet the special
needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees to our commu-
Since its inception, HEART has come to the aid of
two families and recently offered its services to a third
The first families to receive aid from HEART are re-
lated to Mick Koczersut, a former Center employee who
now coaches football at Lakewood Ranch. Koczersut's
sister Michelle came to Bradenton with her husband Joe
White and son Riley after fleeing Mississippi.
HEART. volunteer Shannon Dell said the Whites
Homes being organized for Katrina refugees
Anna Maria Gulf Coast Rentals of Holmes Beach
wanted to help people who lost their homes to Hurri-
cane Katrina, so the staff turned to what they know
best: Filling up properties.
Mote rushes to.aid of sister lab
Mote Marine Laboratory leaped into the breach at
word that a research partner laboratory in Mississippi
had been heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory of the Uni-
versity of Southern Mississippi in .Ocean Springs suf-
fered critical damage to all of its buildings,but one,
Mote was told, and more than one-third of its staff's
homes were destroyed.
Mote trustees, staff and volunteers quickly began
collecting items they knew wouldbe needed at the
stricken area, as well as $2,000 in cash donations.
Mote will offer laboratories for displaced scientists
and students. officials said. Anyone able to offer help
in that line is asked ro contact Dr. Kumar Mahadevan
at kumnarp'@"mote. or or call 388-4441, ext 373.
Jennifer Coburn said Gulf Coast staffers re-
searched the possibilities, calling the Red Cross,
NAACP and others to find the best organizations that
may help with housing for the displaced.
Then they contacted the owners of all of the 300
properties they manage and suggested they might wish
to have storm victims in their housing.
The organizations they came up with and suggested
to their owners, along with information on contacting
them on the Internet, were HurricaneHousing.org,
Craiglist.org and KatrinaHome.com.
"Your information is hidden when you offer to host
a family," Gulf Coast wrote. "When HurricaneHousing
receives a request for housing through their site, they send
you an e-mail with contact info and their message. It will
be your responsibility to follow up with them by e-mail
or phone. All housing offered must be free of charge."
The letter also notes that the FBI and the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement are offering criminal
history checks on individuals.
Details may be obtained from Gulf Coast Rentals
had been employed at a casino and received monetary
assistance to help the family relocate to Gary, Ind.,
where Joe White ha, already obtained employment
with another casino.
Koczersut's mother Jerry Bobele also evacuated to
Bradenton with her friend Sharon Oaf. The two women
are staying with family, but have received clothing do-
nations through HEART. Last week Pat Sluesser,
owner of Chapae, a boutique in Anna Maria, invited the
women to choose clothing from her store that they can
wear on'job interviews.
And this week HEART offered assistance to the
Peralta family, which includes infant twins and a three-
year-old daughter. Dell said HEART is in the process
of setting up an intake interview with the family at the
Center to assess the family's needs.
HEART is also raising money with which to offer
assistance. The organization initially raised approxi-
mately $4,500 and this week Sean Murphy of the
Beach Bistro raised an additional $3,000 via a silent
auction in New York at the James Beard House dinner
prepared by his restaurant.
Dell said HEART doesn't have space to store do-
nated items, however the Center has begun keeping a
database of available items. As evacuees complete the
intake process, a needs list will be published in the
paper, or individuals will be called upon from the da-
tabase. Monetary donations may also be given to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center designate
'HEART' on the check's memo line.
Center Executive Director and HEART volunteer
Pierrette Kelly stated that all funds raised will go to
Dell said the coalition is committed to "sticking it
through" with the families it adopts. "\We know it won't
be short term. We want to see them get settled."
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 21, 2005 E PAGE 9
Money coming off the walls for victims
Ed Chiles will give to Hurricane Katrina victims all
the currency that patrons have fastened to his Mar
Vista's walls over the years.
Plus he will match up to $20,000 in cash donations.
And the staff at the restaurants will donate all tips
received on Oct. 5 to Katrina relief.
And they all may take a truckload of food and
clothing to the stricken area later, as they did last year
for Hurricane Charley victims in Wauchula.
Chiles noted that people have formed a continuing
tradition of stapling currency to two walls of his Mar
Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub at the north end of
Longboat Key. When the walls fill up, he donates the
money to the Red Cross and Goodwill Industries, on
whose board he serves.
They're filled now and soon will be vacant again
and the hurricane relief funds richer by whatever comes
off the walls, he said, "so they can start filling the walls
up again for the next round."
At all the restaurants, the staff is collecting dona-
tions for the relief effort.
To help him help Katrina victims, give at the res-
taurants or call 779-2222 for further information.
Sign of Mermaid
raises Katrina funds:
Ed and Andrea Spring opened their restaurant
and their heart for people who are suffering from
Hurricane Katrina and raised $5,000 for them.
They own the Sign of the Mermaid in Anna
Maria and "felt a need to do something," Ed said,
"since we're in an area where we allmay need
everyone to chip in for all of us, too, sometime."
SSo they put their restaurant'% resources to work
f6r:the hurricane relief fund of die Red Cross, serv-
ing 84 people from the full menu, daughters Kellie
and Serena and the entire staff donating their time
and service, arid chipping in ith.money, too;
They e en were able to serve a "Delta Special"
including catfish, pulled pork. jambalaa a. collard
greens, cornbread muffins, and desserts of bread
pudding and "voodoo cake," a chocolate creation.
It's not the end, of course. the 're still collect-
ing donations. They may be taken to the restaurant
at 9707 Gulf Drive, Ann nl Mriai. or phone 778-
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Bradenton Beach aids
Hurricane Katrina victims
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have put
their money where their hearts are, unanimously ap-
Spro\ ing to send $6,00 to tlie American Red Cross to
aid Hurricane Katrina victims in Alabama, Mississippi
Mayor John Chappie said the city annually allo-
cates $10,000 in contributions to various causes. The
Red Cross historically has received $1,000; this year,
Chappie said he thought more money was warranted.
SHe added that there is also an "adopt-a-city" pro-
gram offered by the Florida League.of Cities that he
; would like the city to pursue when more information
Si available. Florida municipalities have been aiding
coastal cities hard-hit by the hurricane in lMisi~iippi.
Tingley Memorial Librir3 Board Chair Cotty
S:Johnsori said that group would be interested in looking
into an "idopt-.a-liibrary" pro ramin to aid any public li-
braries in need in the North Gulf Coast, and Chappie
said he would look into any such programs.
City commissioners have not yet determined when
the Red Cross donation would be provided. The fiscal
year for the city begins.Oct. 1 which is when the
funds would become available but a budget amend-
ment to take the money from the city's reserves could
also be provided.
The matter is expected to be discussed, again in
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Left to right, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue firefighter Frank Meola, Alycia Bower, firefighter Dave Wernet,
Ashley Bower and "Jessie." The teens will be promoting their fundraising project, "Big Breath, And Bark!,"
at the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District soon.
Teens work for pet safety
Two sisters, members of the ManaTEENS Club,
are spearheading a service project to purchase 49 oxy-
gen surgical mask kits for animals to be carried on all
the fire district vehicles in Manatee County. Each kit
contains a mask for a long snout, small snout and a
Alycia and Ashley Bower hope that in the future,
animals rescued at fires that are suffering from smoke
inhalation will be able to be given life-saving oxygen
with their own special masks.
The masks fit snugly around an animal's snout,
providing more oxygen than human masks.
The Bowers have arranged for donors to have their
name or a pet's name on a plaque at a fire station for a
$60 donation and the donor will be invited to the
November fire chief's meeting to be recognized.
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For more information, call the project BBAB!
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The club also has a Web site, manteens.org, where a
contribution form can be downloaded.
Bulls, cowboys come to Manatee
By Jim Hanson
A man-versus-brute battle that has outgrown rodeo
is coming to the Manatee Convention Center Saturday,
Oct. 1, sponsored by a couple of Island businesses.
Thirty-five riders will pit their strength and agility
against 40 bulls, some of them weighing a ton, all of
them with enormous strength and savage attitude. Most
of the animals are Brahmin, pronounced Western-style
Brayma, or, in Texas, Braymer.
The big show will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the
center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Advance-sale tick-
ets are $16 for adults, $12 for kids under 12, prices go
up the day of the show to $20 and $15. Parking is $5
Pelican Man's sanctuary
rescuing birds again
Rescue work, curtailed for six weeks because
of overcrowding, has resumed at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson
Judy Ragona, acting executive director, ex-
plained that "we were full," and had to refer call-
ers to other facilities that also care for ailing or
injured birds. "We only took on additional birds,
if they were brought to the sanctuary. This al-
lowed us to care for the 300-plus birds in our care
and now our case load is manageable."
She also sent out a call for volunteers to
help in all aspects of the sanctuary, with money
especially appreciated. "Red tide and gas
prices have significantly impacted our re-
sources," she added.
Additional information may be obtained by
Among the sponsors are A Paradise Realty and
Island Pest Control, both in Holmes Beach, and Ace
Hardware-Crowder Bros., 5409 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, where tickets are on sale as well as at the
center, said the show's entrepreneur, Doug Walker.
He can attest to just how strenuous and danger-
ous the bull-riding sport can be..The Bradenton na-
tive had a 15-year rodeo and bull-riding career, a
long stretch of action for a bull rider; until a bull
sidelined him in 1998.
His general rodeoing was in the Professional Ro-
deo Cowboys Association productions, and his last
year was in Professional Bull Riders Association. In
that last year, a bull threw him and attacked him on the
ground, butting him and dragging him around enough
to break various bones including'some vertebrae. He
was paralyzed from the neck down, he recalls, and
spent dreary, painful months in recovery.
Graduated to crutches, he went into the rodeo pro-
duction business, headquartering in Sarasota, of all odd
places for a rodeo hand. In addition to producing bull-
riding shows, he is a rodeo livestock contractor and a
real estate agent at A Paradise.
He pastures his bulls, which aren't all that vicious
out of the rodeo arena, at the Triple J Ranch off
Fruitville Road, near the old Hi Hat. He also has pas-
turage near Parrish. He owns some bulls, contracts for
others in his shows.
For every show he has 25 truckloads of dirt hauled
in and spread on the arena floor, and after the show
hauls it away again. The livestock, of course, come in
by truck, too.
His shows form part of the Southeast Bull Riding
Series, covering all the southeastern U.S., with points
awarded riders toward the state finals in Hollywood.
Further information may be obtained by calling
377-4780 or 722-3244.
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Anna Maria budget decision tonight
The impasse on the Anna Maria City Commission
on whether or not to create a long-term funding source
to borrow money to complete the many long-overdue
capital improvements projects in the city may be de-
The commission's final scheduled public hearing
on the 2005-06 budgetgets under way at 6:30 p.m..
with commissioners struggling to keep the tax rate at
.0 mills, while at the same time funding capital im-
SIt's almost like putting the proverbial square peg in
a round hole.
Commissioners Carol Ann Magill and Dale Wood-
land are opposed to increasing ta\es and borrolx ing
Merchants get together
By Diana Bogan
Several merchants from Anna Maria City met at
the Sandbar restaurant to organize holiday plans and
discuss business issues.
Resident Rex Hagan has donated $1,000 toward
decorating the city and businesses are encouraged to
make donations as well..Mayor Suelynn is working
with the Village Merchant Association and is asking
that merchants use white lights to decorate from Gulf
Drive down Pine Avenue. Decorated boxes,were dis-
tributed for.businesses interested in collecting dona-
tions to help purchase holiday displays for the city,
since the city does not provide funding.
Each Island city will be the site of a holiday event
in December, and Anna Maria will host a business open
house the weekend of Dec. 17, called "City Walk."
Merchants will organize entertainment hoping to en--
courage patrons to walk through the city and become
more familiar with it.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
preparing to put out its annual visitors guide and mer-
chants were reminded of the Oct. 12 deadline for ad-
A suggestion was made that Anna Maria mer-
chants produce an additional ,isitor's guide with each
of the participating merchants sharing the printing cost..
The small magazine-type publication would allow res-
taurants to print their menu and businesses to advertise..
The publications would then be made available for free
at participating businesses.
Business owners were encouraged at the me.eeting
to vote in the upcoming city election. It \ as noted that ,
Anna Maria City generally has a low voter turnout.
Business owners were also apprised of current city is-
sues, such as parking and sign ordinances.
The city is the location for the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce's Bayfest celebration Oct. 15
and merchants were encouraged to participate with
booths along Pine Avenue. Two stages for bands plus
a DJ station will offer entertainment at the event.
There will be a food court located behind the post,
office and Roser Memorial Community Church will
host the children's activity area.-
Dolly Young heading
Islander T. Dolly Young is spearheading a petition
drive for a state constitutional amendment to use to-
bacco settlement funds to "protect people, especially
youth" from the hazards of tobacco.
The goal is to fund a statewide tobacco education
and prevention program, using 15 percent of tobacco
settlement payments to Florida, she said.
The program would be aimed at protecting people
from health hazards of using tobacco, and especially to
discourage the use of tobacco among youth.
Young said it is a coalition petition, sponsored
jointly by the American Red Cross, American. Cancer
Society and the American Luiig Association. She is
advocacy chair of the Manatee County Chapter of the
Copies are available at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce office, 5313 Gulf Drive, and at
her real estate office, 5508 Marina Drive, both in
She said she would be happy to see that anyone
wanting a petition receive one when she gets a request-
by telephone at her office at 778-6581 or, evenings,
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money, while Commissioners Linda Cramer and Duke
Miller are favorable to a 2.1 tax rate and long-term
funding. Commission Chairperson John Quam wants
to keep the millage rate at 2.0 before he will approve
the $200,000 in the proposed budget for debt service.
The capital improvements advisory committee has
submitted a list of priority projects to the commission
that include both drainage and road paving projects.
The total cost is estimated at $1.6 million, but CIAC
chairman Larry Albert has noted previously that con-
struction costs continue to rise almost weekly.
"Whatever you don't do now will just cost you
more next month or next year," he has w arined the com-
mnission on several occasions.
The comnmision agreed at its September budget
worksession to a $2.6 million budget, a 2.1 millage rate
and long-term financing, but a formal vote is needed
tonight to adopt those figures.
Thursday, Sept. 22
7 p.m. Manatee High School Key Club orchestra
concert to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims at Manatee High
School's Davis Building on the corner of 32nd Street and
Ninth Avenue, Bradenton.
Friday, Sept. 23
Noon Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf
outing at El Conquistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquis-
tador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 778-1541.
5 to 7p.m. Opening reception for "The Highwaymen"
exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.
8 p.m. Opening night of "Our Town" at the Neel Per-
forming Arts Center, 5840 26th St W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 752-5252. Fee applies.
Saturday, Sept. 24
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Estuaries Day cruise
through Sarasota Bay on the Sarasota Bay Explorer avail-
able from Mote Marine Aquarium. 1600. Ken Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4200. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
5 to 7p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
business card exchange at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628
119th St. W., Cortez: Information: 778-1541.
*."Our Twn"at the,_Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840
26th St W., Bradenton, through Oct. 1. Information: 752-
"The Highwaymen" Florida's African-American land-
scape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201
Tenth Street W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information:
746-4131. Fee.applies. -
Florida Suncoast:Watercolor Society juried Aqueous
Show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Sept.,30.
-*"A Taste of St. Armands" Oct. 1.
Manatee County Coastal Cleanup Oct. 1.
Shallow-water fishing expo at the Sarasota-Bradenton.
Convention Center Oct. 1.
Safe boating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Diamond W Rodeo Bull Bash at the Manatee Civic
Center Oct. 1.
"Startoberfest" Sarasota Pops Orchestra featuring the
Sarasota Brass Quintet at the South Florida Museum Oct. 2.
Gulf Coast Writers.meeting at the Island Branch Li-
brary Oct. 3.
Artists Guild of Anna Maria jewelry presentation at
Shells restaurant Oct. 3.
*'Family storytime returns to the Island Branch Library
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the
Anna Maria Island-Community Center Oct. 5.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce new mem-
ber sunrise breakfast at the Sun House restaurant Oct. 5.
Save the Date:
All Island Denominations dinner and dance at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church Oct. 6.
Island Players present "The Foreigner" Oct. 6-16.
Passage Key's 100th Anniversary Oct. 10.
Island Bayfest Oct. 15.
e* Tri-chamber business after hours event at the Van*
Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 20.
Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park Oct. 28.
Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and Pa-
rade Oct. 29.
"Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Oct. 29.
Trail of Treats Oct. 31.
Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel
Performing Arts Hall Nov. 11.
St. Bernard's Christmas Bazaar Nov. 19-20.
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra
Fall Fanfare at the Island Baptist Church Nov. 20.
Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street Nov. 25.
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AME's pinwheels for peace
The theme for Anna Maria Elementary School's
Wednesday, Sept. 21, peace celebration is "Imagine
In recognition of the United Nations International Day
of Peace, AME students will gather on the front lawn of
the school after the morning news show. Each student has
created a pinwheel, which they will plant in the school
lawn. Students will also recite the school pledge.
Monday, Sept. 26
Breakfast: Pretzel Cinnamon Stick, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Maxx Sticks with
Marinara Sauce, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Garden Salad, Sliced Peaches
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
Tator Tots, Baked Beans, Fruit Cocktail
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch; Chicken Pattie on a Bun or Chicken Noodle
Soup with Half Hoagie, Crinkle-Cut Fries, Green
Thursday, Sept. 29
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Muffin, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Taco with Cheese or Oven-Roasted Chicken
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Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza or Barbecue Sandwich, Corn, Cole-
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conut Creek, Fla., as a way for students to express their
feelings about what's going on in the world and in their
Students create the pinwheels, writing their
thoughts about war and peace, tolerance and living in
harmony with others on one side. On the other side, the
students draw, paint, collage, or somehow visually
express their feelings.
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AME to hire new teachers
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Kathy
Hayes announced earlier this month that the school would
be receiving'two additional teachers due to increased en-
rollment. Previously, the teachers were to be transferred
from schools with lower enrollment by the Manatee
County SchoolDistrict, but Hayes learned last week that
. there aren't any.teachers available for transfer.
Hayes has posted job announcements for two
teaching positions and began the interview process this
week. She said she will be hiring a first- and a second-
AME teacher Jane Ensworth iscurrently teaching
first grade, but at the end of the last school year had
planned to "Loop" with her third-grade class to fourth
grade. Hayes said when the new teachers ate hired,
Ensworth will teach fourth-grade as promised.
Hayes -.sid she personal called parents of the stu-
dents involved with the classroom changes to keep
them apprised of the situation and offer them the op-
Sportunity to ask questions. "It's unusual to get two new
teachers after the start of school," said Hayes.
AME has received an increase in student enrollment
from 266 students at the end of the past school year to 313
after the first 10-days of the current school year, causing
overcrowding in second- and fourth-grades.
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of educational programs, and serves in an advisory
capacity to the principal. The committee is also
responsible for reviewing and approving the AME
School Improvement Plan.
The SAC is meant to represent the voice of the
community and 51 percent of the board should
comprise parents and members of the community.
SAC held its first meeting Sept. 12 to establish
its membership for the 2005-06 school year, but
had few parents in attendance.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said SAC is a
vehicle to help make decisions for the school and
state.statutes define SAC membership .to provide
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By Jim Hanson
Sallie Adams is coming home to Cortez, where she
spent her whole life, returning as a graceful boat, which
surely would please her.
Sallie was the "first sweetheart of the first pioneer
from Carteret County," the North Carolina home ter-
ritory of so many of the founders of Cortez. They left
a legacy of commercial fishing which has carried the
historic fishing village to today.
Her husband was "Cap'n Billy," William Thomas
Fulford, and she shared with him the ancestry of a
whole crowd of Fulfords and other Cortezians.
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, many of them
will be around to honor her with the christening of the
boat named for her and launching of the new boat built
just like the ones Cap'n Billy and his confreres brought
with them from North Carolina.
Sallie is described by one literary descendant,
Doris Green in her "Fog's Comin' In," as a quiet, pa-
tient lady with long red hair who wore ankle-length
dresses and was "Grandma" to hordes of village chil-
Her namesake boat has just been finished, a
"Cortez skipjack" built along the lines of those in the
late 19th century in Carteret County. The building was
a labor of love by handcrafting volunteers at the Florida
Gulf Coast Maritime Museum developed in Cortez.
It is a wooden craft 21 feet long, sprit-rigged,
centerboarded, a vessel of grace andutility, points out
Roger Allen, who developed the traditional boat-build-
ing program. Only the raw lumber that became the boat
was handled by modern means. The rest is all hand-
work, with hand tools just like those of 1888 when
Sallie Adams married Cap'n Billy.
Allen explained that the Cortez skipjack spritsail
skiff is very different from the much larger Chesapeake
Bay skipjack, adapted to needs of North Carolina and
Gulf waters. A sprit sail, he noted, is "a specific shape
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of sail that is spread before the wind with the help of a
sprit, a long stout pole that lifts the uppermost corner
of the sail up and out.".
A builder's launching Saturday did what such
shakedown events are supposed to do exposed a
flaw that is being corrected right now: The mast was
recycled, said Allen, donated from another boat. But
while it looked fine and seemed sound, "it had a bad
heart" and cracked.
Thursday, the day after the christening and launch-
ing, the Sallie Adams will be trailered to St. Michaels,
Md., and compete with other boats built by hand with
traditional methods. That's the Mid-Atlantic Small
Craft Festival, where she will be judged.
Last year the museum's Bob Pitt took his restored
Bahamas sloop, the Mighty Sparrow, to St. Michaels
and was judged "best restoration." Allen, Pitt and other
Cortez stalwarts will take the Sallie Adams and four
other boats they have built and compete with other tra-
ditionally built craft.
After that, the Sallie will go to Beaufort, N.C., in
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Cleanup Oct. 1
The annual massive effort to clean the shore-
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will be Saturday, Oct. 1.
Volunteers are needed to pick trash off the
beaches and waterways while Adopt-a-Highway/
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the sponsoring Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Volunteers are to check in at 9 a.m. and fan
out to do their cleaning work from the following
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
BeachHouse Restaurant parking lot, 200 Gulf
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Kingfish Boat Ramp at the west end of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge in Holmes Beach.
FISH Preserve roadway at 11601 Cortez
Palma Sola Causeway pavilions on the north
side of State Road 64.
Divers will clean as much of the Gulf and bay
bottom as they can reach in the time allowed, gath-
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Bradenton Beach call 779-1506 for times and
Tropicana will donate beverages for the ex-
pected 1,500 volunteers in the county.
Last year 987 volunteers picked up 86,977
pounds of trash and debris from 114 miles of..
shores and roads in the county. Most abundant
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lids and food wrappers, which made up 24 percent
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Gloria Dei meeting on pastor
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will have a congregation
meeting Sunday, Sept. 25, to see whether the Rev. Tamara
Woods should and can be brought back as pastor.
She left a few weeks ago after the synod said she
could no longer be interim pastor, as the "interim" time
had run out, said congregation president Olga Ippedico.
"We just love her," said Ippedico. "She did won-
derful things here for the congregation and especially
the youngsters, she preached marvelous sermons -
about 10 minutes long, and she got it all said.
"Now we want to explore calling her back as a
'supply' pastor, a different designation than 'interim.'
Supply pastors are supplied by the bishop's office."
Ms. Wood is on vacation in Michigan, ready to
welcome her first grandchild any day now.
The congregation meeting will be right after the
9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Congregants there
will decide on offering her a year's contract, if the pro-
posed action is acceptable.
Meanwhile, the Rev. John Bonser, a faithful sub-
stitute when his church needs him, is back in the pul-
pit he has filled temporarily in times past.
Friday night services will resume on Sept. 30 at
Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Drive, Longboat Key,
Rabbi Michael Eisenstat has announced. The services will
be at 8 p.m. Further information is available at 383-3428.
Flu inoculation schedule set
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
arranged its annual program for flu shots at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Shots will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6
and 20, Nov. 3 and 17, and Dec. 1.
Details on the Center's schedule may be obtained
by calling 778-1908.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host flu shots Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its
office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more in-
formation, call 778-1541.
Another annual flu inoculation provider on the Is-
land, Publix Super Market, will have a program but the
schedule has not yet been set, said a spokesperson.
Islanders send aid
Volunteer relief workers, pictured from left Don
Schroder, president of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce; Mary Ann Brockman,
executive director; and Nancy Ambrose and Sissy
Quinn, chamber ambassadors, load donated hurri-
cane relief items for transport to Gautier, Miss.
Chamber member NELCO ofBradenton, spearhead-
ing the campaign, will take the relief supplies to
Gautier and match the $225 in cash donations
collected by the chamber. At least 75 bagfuls of
merchandise were donated by merchants as well as
mounds of items from individuals, the chamber said.
Watercolor show set on Longboat
The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society is start-
ing the autumn season with a juried Open Aqueous
Show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive. S.
The show will open with aii awards reception start-
ing at 5 p.m. FridaN. Sept. 30, in the Joan M. Durante
Gallery. The paintings w ill hang until Oct. 21.
Juror will be Margaret Cornish. a ard-\ inning % a-
tercolor artist. Additional mltorntion is at 383-2345.
Estuaries Day Saturday
brings special package
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program will cel-
ebrate National Estuaries Day Saturday, Sept. 24,
with a package deal to include a boat trip and
The;day is "a celebration of our country's bays,
estuaries, harbors, sounds and lagoon," said Mark
Alderson, executive director. "We invite the public to
come and enjoy our greatest natural asset, Sarasota
Bay, and the exhibits at the aquarium."
The program is offering a $6 package that will in-
clude a cruise on the Sarasota Bay Explorer, plus ad-
mission to the Mote Marine Aquarium. Tickets must be
picked up in advance at the Explorer desk at the
aquarium entrance, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sara-
sota, on City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge to Longboat Key. The offer is good for that
A marine biologist will head each trip on the Bay
Explorer, Alderson said, to discuss the marine life of
the bay, both in the sea and in the air. A sample of the
bay's permanent residents will be collected with a trawl
net on each trip. Cruise times are 10 and 11 a.m., and
12:30, 1:30, 3 and 4 p.m.
The aquarium shows sea life from the smallest crit-
ters to apex predators, Alderson said, and has many
new exhibits to highlight the marine research at Mote.
Additional details may be obtained by calling 955-
8055 or 388-4444.
Chamber's new members
to be feted at breakfast
A breakfast for new members of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce will be at 7:45 a.m. Oct.
5, at the SunHouse restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Braden-
ton Beach, the chamber has announced.
The chamber also said it is looking for sponsors for
the regular "sunrise breakfast" for new members. Spon-
soring the upcoming event \ ill be Auntie M's Laun-
dr) and Dry Cleaning.
Reser\ nations for the breakfast are required and
may be made a the chamber bN calling 779-9412.
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West Coast AC cools off ReMax Gulfstream in Division I soccer
By Kevin Cassidy
West Coast Air Conditioning rallied past ReMax
Gulfstream Realty 5-3 on Sept. 16 behind a hat trick by
Martine Miller and two goals from Broderick West to
even the West Coast team record at 1-1 in Division I
soccer action for youths age 12-14.
-ReMax got on the scoreboard first when Ben
Valdivieso launched a shot from midfield on the open-
ing kickoff that caught West Coast goalie Daniel
Landesberg napping for a 1-0 ReMax lead.
The teams battled on even terms over,the next 12
minutes as neither team could break through the oppos-
ing defenses. Emilee Zavadil, Katie Hunt and Sarah
Howard were solid on the back line for West Coast Air
Conditioning, while Donna Barth, Chelsea Crowton
and Mackenzie Kosfeld were relentless on defense for
Martine Miller broke the offensive drought in the
12th minute when she got loose up the left side and beat
ReMax goalie Sage Geeraerts with a left-footed shot to
tie the score at 1-1.
Six minutes later, ReMax retook the lead when
Donna Barth headed a long punt forward to Matt
Bauer, who was waiting just past half field. Bauer al-
lowed the ball to bounce past him before volleying a
looping shot past Landesberg to give ReMax a 2-1 lead.
It appeared West Coast AC would tie the score
when Max Marnie got free up the left side after taking
a pass from Miller. Marnie cut back to shake one de-
fender and dribbled in toward the West Coast goal be-
fore ripping a rocket near post, but Geeraerts blocked
the shot and alertly grabbed it before it crossed the goal
line to keep the score 2-1.
ReMax almost extended its lead a few minutes
later when Valdvieso stole the ball at midfield and
outran the defense up the right side, where he un-
leashed a laser that Landesberg somehow got a hand on
to deny the talented striker.
Martine Miller passes the ball between defenders Jordan Sebastiano and Matt Bauer during Division I soccer
action at the Anna Maria. Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Landesberg's effort was rewarded in the 23rd
minute when .teammate Broderick West took a quick
throw in from Marnie at midfield and quickly pushed
up the right wing before neatly tucking a shot just in-
side the far post to tie the score at 2-2, which held un-
ReMax retook the lead six minutes into the second
half when Valdivieso cleared the ball the length of the
field into a sea of West Coast defenders. Bauer some-
how came out of the pack with the ball and poked it
into the empty net for a 3-2 ReMax lead.
West Coast AC heated up after Bauer's tally and
applied some serious offensive pressure on the ReMax
defense. Marnie got loose up the left side and cut back
to the middle before firing a shot that just went wide of
the goal. Broderick West won the ensuing goal kick
and bore in toward the goal alone, but his shot clanged
off the post and out of bounds.
West Coast finally broke through when Marnie
dribbled up the middle toward the ReMax goal. He
dribbled around, looking for a shot before back-heel-
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In the 43rd minute, Marnie got loose up the middle
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before feeding Broderick West; who finished it with a
rocket from the right edge of the goal box to give West
Coast its first lead of the game.
With time winding down, Bauer got fouled 30
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Miller sealed the win for West Coast when she re-
ceived the ball from Darren Phillips at the 18-yard line,
cut inside and lofted a shot into the upper-right corner
for a 5-3 West Coast Air Conditioning victory.
After one week of soccer action, Division I appears
to be wide open, though Longboat Observer was very
impressive with two victories. Mr. Bones, LaPensee
and West Coast Air are trying to keep pace, while
ReMax struggled in the opening week with two losses.
Island Real Estate and Harry's lived up to pre-
season predictions with both teams undefeated after
week one, though the season is still early.
Division III is all about Air & Energy and the
three-headed scoring monster they possess in the Hart
brothers, Joel and Adma, and Trevor Albers. It doesn't
appear they will be challenged, though Mike Norman's
strong defense held them in check with only three goals
in a 3-2 loss.
There's lots of soccer left to play, so get on down
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Mr. Bones BBQ smoked LaPensee Plumbing 5-3
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Hutchinson in the loss.
LaPensee Plumbing doubled up on ReMax
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Jordan Sebastiano's three goals and two goals from
Matt Bauer paced ReMax Gulfstream in the loss.
Longboat Observer rode a balanced scoring attack
that saw five different players score during its 6-1 vic-
tory in the season opener for both teams on Sept. 12 in
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Island Real Estate foreclosed on the West Coast
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West Coast was led by two goals from Jordan
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A hat trick by Chandler Hardy helped Island Real
Estate to a 6-3 victory over Pine Avenue Store on Sept.
14 in Division II soccer action. Austin Wash, Josh
Schmidt and Paulo Fonseca each added'a goal to the
Island Real Estate victory total.
Pine Store was led by Alex Hall, who scored two
goals, and one goal from Savannah Hendrickson in the
Daniel Pimental scored two goals to lead Harry's
Continental Kitchens past Pine Store on Sept. 13 in
Division II soccer action. Trevor Bystrom added one
goal for Harry's to complete the scoring in the victory.
Pine Store was led by Wyatt Hoffman's lone goal
in the loss.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Air & Energy cooled off Mike Norman Realty with
a 3-2 victory on Sept. 15 behind a pair of goals from
Joel Hart. Brother Adam Hart provided the winning
margin with one goal for Air & Energy, which im-
proved to 2-0 on the season.
Mike Norman Realty was led by a pair of goals
from Ryan Gilman in the close loss.
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Danziger Allergy & Sinus and Cannons Marina
battled to a 2-2 tie in Division III soccer action on Sept.
15 at the Center. Christian Elston and Blaine Jenefsky
each notched one goal for Danziger, while Cannons'
was led by Hunter Parrish, who scored two goals in the
Air & Energy rode a balanced scoring attack to a
7-0 victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus on Sept. 13.
.Trevor Albers registered a hat trick to lead the A&E
scoring attack, which also received two goals from Joel
Hart and one goal apiece from Adam Hart and Philip
Dudevoire in the victory.
Tootie Wagner rode a chip-in on hole No. 9 to a
two-under par 30 to capture ladies' low-net competi-
tion on Sept. 13 at the Key Royale Club. Roswitha
Fowler and Mary P. Miller each finished four shots
back in a tie for second place with a pair of 34s.
Dolores Jorgensen matched Wagner's chip-in on
No. 9, while also managing a chip-in on No. 2.
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West Coast AC 1
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Joey Hutchinson, 12, of Holmes Beach, proudly
shows his trophy earned with the Manatee Magic U-
12 team, which took first place.in its division at the
17th Annual Kick-Off Classic for the Magic soccer
program at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton over the
weekend. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
ABCs of safe boating
due in Flotilla 81 course
"America's Boating Course," a boating safety and
seamanship program, will be offered Oct. 1 and 8 by
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81.
The two-day course will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. both days at the flotilla's building, 5801 33rd Ave.
W., Bradenton, in G.T. Bray Park. The cost is $30.
For information and to register for the program,
call 795-6189 or 798-9544.
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More bad weather coming for decades to come?
With what became tropical storm No. 17 of the sea-
son now Hurricane Rita blowing out in the Gulf
of Mexico as you read this, there can't be anybody out
there who isn't saying, "Can't these hurricanes just go
Something scientists have dubbed as the Atlantic
Multidecadal Oscillation is stirring up the North Atlan-
tic Ocean. Every 25 years or so the waters either warm
or cool. Warmer water means more hurricanes; cooler
waters mean less storm activity.
In 1995, the waters of the North Atlantic warmed
1 degree. That might not sound like much of a warm-
ing trend, but when you think about the zillions of gal-
lons of water spread over zillions of square miles, and
consider how much energy it would take to hike the
temp a degree, it's a pretty impressive display of raw
And that raw power has historically translated into
lots more hurricanes.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, the last
warm phase was from 1950-69, when there were a slew
of powerful hurricanes formed and driven ashore in the
United States, most apparently in the North Carolina
Then the water cooled, and almost no activity hap-
pened until 1987. Things started to heat up again, and
in 1995 the storms began to hit land with greater regu-
If we thought 2004 was a record-setter with
Florida's four hurricanes in less than two months,
'twere nothing compared to what we've had so far.
We're in the middle of the AMO, too, with more
expected for at least another decade, probably two.
Now, one thing that could help us out would be if
that pesky El Nino would stir up the Pacific Ocean.
When Pacific waters cool, as happens with the so-
called El Nino effect, the Atlantic hurricane activity
seems to chill out as well. And since the El Nino pat-
tern is also cyclical, and we haven't seen much of the
old boy in the past few years, we should be about due.
In the meantime, batten down and bump up your
homeo\ near's insurance.
Katrina byproducts heading our way?
One of the little nasty side-effects of Hurricane
SKatrina's landfall in the northern Gulf of Mexico ap-
pears to be oozing its way south to\ ard us.
SAll of the rain and stormwater runoff caused by the
storm has-flowed into the Gulf and, in addition to all
the usual summertime runoff from the Mississippi
River, appears to be flowing- x ith the currents south
toward our shores.
These palms offer a good example of having a "bad
frond day." Islander Photo: Paul Roat
The Loop Current is the major water-mover in the
Gulf. It shoots up in the strait between Cuba and the
Yucatan peninsula, making a beeline for Louisiana.
The current splits and curves into the Gulf, with one
spike flowing off Florida's west coast, and another off
the Texas east coast.
Satellite images indicate the plume of yuck from
Louisiana and Mississippi is moving south and, al-
though still pretty much still in the central Gulf, it has
stretched,some tentacles as far south as Naples. A re-
search ship was sent out to take water samples late last -
week to see just what sort of nasty stuff the plume con-
There is an old somewhat cynical water manager
saying that "the secret to pollution solution is dilution." '
Despite all the oil, chemicals, sewage and other stuff
that is flowing into the Gulf from New Orleans and the
other Katrina-hit states, the Gulf is a pretty big body of
water that can usually dilute a lot of bad stuff. Let's
hope that it can handle the Katrina spew.
TurtleWatch awards banquet coming up
By Jim .Hason reptiles, some were lost to flooding during storms,
Islander Correspondent ... some to raccoons which find them a delicacN..
Just in time to catch the tail end of the 2005 sea Turtle Watch volunteers managed to interrupt the:
turtle nesting season, Anna Maria Island Turtle banquet by placing heavy screening over the rest
Watch ~N ill have its annual awards banquet Satur- of the nests on Coquina Beach where the raccoons-
day, Oct. 1. were feasting at night.
It will beat the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on There are still three. or four "strandin-s" a
City Island, off the south ramp of the Ne"\ Pass week on the Island, Fox said, turtles that have died
Bridge,from5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;said Suzi Fox,who and floated ashore or have been injured and in
directs the organization and holds the state marine need of treatment. In the past seven days there
turtle preservation permit. have been four strandings, all dead. She blames
The nests are do\\n to six on Anna Maria toxins from the effects of red tide.
beaches, w ith 2,414 hatchlings from the 85 nests On a brighter note, she said, boaters brought
hatched so far. That is a far cry from the normal 200 in a Kemp's ridley with a badly cracked shell. She
or so nests most-years here.'Butnests are way down took it off their hands and turned it over to Mote- .
all o\er Florida Fo\ said, "so the turtles aren't pick- Marine Laboratory for treatment.
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Enjoy the bay on Saturday
On a slightly lighter note, Saturday is National
Estuary Day, and the.Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is
offering a special discounted look at the bay itself and
spme of the critters found in and around it.
For $6, you can get a cruise aboard the Sarasota
Bay Explorer and also tour Mote Marine Aquarium on
City Island just south of Longboat Key in Sarasota.
A marine biologist will discuss the waters while.
you're on the boat, will net a few critters for you to take
an up-close-and-personal look at, and probably point
out a few dolphin or.manatees. There's also a nature
walk on an unpopulated island that promises some
At Mote, you can tour the tanks and check out the
new exhibits and wave at the sharks in the big tank.
One of my personal favorites at Mote are the sturgeon,
by the way.
.Tickets for the National Estuaries Day celebration
must be purchased and picked up in advance at the
Sarasota Bay Explorer desk at the Mote Aquarium en-
trance. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. now
through Friday, Sept 23. The Aquarium address is 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. For more informa-
tion call 388'-4200.
Also on a somewhat lighter note is a palm tree trag-
edy propagated by well-meaning owners. In a human,
it would be a really bad hair day.
Jane Morse, University of Florida/IFAS Manatee
Counts Extension Agent, has noticed that there is an
awful lot of really aggressive palm tree pruning going
on. "Everywhere I go I see it," she said. "It is so wide-
spread that there should be a Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Palms. This palm mistreatment has be-
come so commonplace that if is the new standard of
look for palms. :This is a true tragedy for palms."
As;Morse explains it, "Palms should have full
crowns with fronds draping down and covering the
growing bud. Since palms only have one growing
bud, it needs to be protected from the elements as
much as possible. A true 'hurricane cut' would be no
cuts at all, but to leave all the fronds on the palm tree,
so that is has protection from the winds and flying
debris Just as we want to have walls around us to
protect us from a storm, the fronds of a palm are its
walls of protection."
In other words, Mother Nature knows what's best
and jut leave things alone.
When \e start to second-guess Mother Nature by
overpruning, bad things can happen to the trees. "Palms
that have been over-pruned will start to pencil point,
meaning they will start growing more narrow at the
top.. This is because the palm is starving. The fronds
of the palm are where its food is produced. Fertilizer
is.not food. Fertilizer provides elements. Only fronds
produce food. Live fronds should be left on the palm.
To have the- healthiest palms onl\ remove the fronds
that are totally dead."
She also added that exotic palms do need to.be fer-
Stilized four times a year, in February, April. June and
October, while nati e palms should be fertilized t[\ ice
a year. -
:-And as an alternative to fertilizer, mulch works
pretty well as i\ ell as long as you remember to spread
the.mulch out to the edge of the canopy of the palm.
Morse is right,by the ai\y, about the short trim jobs
on palms. It seems e\ er \% here I look I see what some
folks call "'hurricane cuts" \\ which are truly a badfash-
ion statement both aesthetically and naturally..
The Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico can reach
speeds of better than 4 nautical miles per hour. about
the same speed than \ke can walk on land.
bnno Mcrimo ZslonJPTiaes
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Sep21 1:46 2.5, 8:42 0:2 3:48 1.8 7:46 1.4
Sep22 2:12 2.6 9:37 0.2 5:05 1.6 7:48 1.5
Sep23 2:48 2.6 10:40 0.3 -
Sep'24 3:23 2.5 11:56'. 0.4 -
LQSep25 4:16 2.4 -': .1:28 0.4
Sep26 5:34 2.3 2:50' 0.4
Sep27 7:28 2.2 ,- 11:59 .1.7 3:46 0.4
Sep28 9:07 2.3 2:14 1.6-. 11:53 1.7 4:26 0.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
THE ISLANDER S SEPT. 21, 2005 U PAGE 21
Flounder starting to turn on, cobia showing, too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is still a little slow, although there is plenty
of whitebait around the passes and bays and into the
Gulf of Mexico, but things should pick up any day
Inshore action for flounder is starting to improve,
and there have been some big cobia'spotted. Trout,
snook, redfish and snapper remain mainstays for the
Offshore fishing for grouper and snapper remains
strong in about 100 feet of water or more.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he took Dave Ramsey and Jim Russell
out on Dave's boat last week, catching gag grouper, red
grouper, scamp, large mangrove snapper and some big
yellowtail snapper. "We have been fishing out to 110
feet of water in the Gulf, using live pinfish and frozen
Spanish sardines as bait," Capt. Larry said, adding that
"as the water has been cooling down a little, the fish-
ing has been heating up. The new fish that have been
pushed up into our area are hungry." He said he hasn't
seen any trace of red tide off the Island or Longboat
Key, but had heard reports of it to the north by Mullet
Key and south at Charlotte Harbor.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's still hear-
ing good things about snook hookups by Tidy Island.
Redfish are being caught a little farther south, near
Longbar Point in Sarasota'Bay, and there are lots of
snapper hanging around the Intracoastal Waterway in
Anna Maria Sound. Offshore fishing remains good for
grouper in about 100 feet of water in the Gulf of
Mexico, he said, and a few cobia are starting to show
up as well.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been putting his charters onto snook,
By Jim Hanson
Faced with another short year with the grouper
fishiiig season closed do\n 'earl\, commercial fisher-
men are voting over the next few weeks on whether to
go ahead with a government buyout of their fishing
permits and boats.
The grouper season was closed the last two months
of last year because fishermen had reached the annual
quota by November. A few weeks ago recreational
fishing was clamped down to a day limit of three grou-
per, only one of which can be a coveted red.
Now. Congress has appropriated $14 million for a
voluntary buyout program, if 60 percent of commercial
fishenren approve of the program itself. That's what the
election is about, said Glen Brooks, Cortez fishermnanwho
:serves on the naiti hal', steering committee for the program.
I if ihe fishermen vote to go ahead with it, the pro-
gram \k ill offer fishermen a "loan" which they don't
have to repay that will be done by a 5-percert levy
on grouper landed by the Gulf's commercial boats that
continue in business..
SThe program provides that a fisherman will bid for
a loan based on the average of three annual catches,
bidding up to.$6 per pbund, Brooks said. "He can bid
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redfish, trout and flounder, all caught on artificial baits.
Fishing the lower tides is working the best for him now.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the mixed-
bag catch continues at the pier: Snapper, snook, sheep-
shead, redfish and lots of\ ellk:i tail jack.
Terry Morrison at the Anna Maria City Pier
said fishing has slowed a bit in the past few days, but
there are still a few of just about everything coming
onto the dock, including flounder, drum, snapper and
snook. Mackerel remain scarce, though, he said.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
redfish are a good bet in Terra Ceia Bay., with good
hookups coming for fishers working near the man-
voting on buyout
lower if he wants, since the loajn will go to the lowest
bidders until the $14 million is used up."
The average longline catch is 40,000 to 50,000
pounds, he said, and there is a $350,000 limit on any
A fisherman who is awarded a loan will give up his
federal fishing permit and all fishing rights of his vessel,
which may never fish commercially again in any U.S.
The object, Brooks said, is to get boats off the
water so there are fewer boats harvesting the grouper
fishery. "We don't want them all off the water," he
said, "just enough to keep the fishery, healthy and
people still able to eat grouper."
His committee has made the buyout "as fair as we
can," he said. "It will be totally up to the individual
fisherman \% whether he wants to get out of the business."
He stressedil that the current balloting is only to
determine % whether to go ahead with the program, not
to sign up for it.
He operates six grouper boats out of Cortez, own-.
ing two and partnering in the other four. A.P. Bell Fish.
Co. in Cortez owns some, and individuals own others.
He said grouper boats average 45 feet in length, though
there are some 60-footers.
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groves. There are lots of small- to medium-sized trout
being caught in the Manatee River, as well as black
drum, and he's seeing lots of snook under the dock but
they don't seem to be biting yet.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's doing
good with snook right now, with some big keepers
caught almost every day last week. Redfish action is
also good, with most catches running in the 18- to 27-
inch range, as well as lots of mangrove snapper.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports in-
clude snapper being caught from near the Anna
Maria Island Bridge, trout coming from the seagrass
flats just south of the bridge, redfish hitting near
Perico Island and snapper catches from along the
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include snap-
per from the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers, plus
some small sharks. There are lots of trout reports near
the seagrass flats, but there are only a few good-sized
fish coming from each location before the rest stop
hitting. Redfish are still coming out of the waters in
front of Miguel Bay.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching lots of
small snook with a fewkeepers mixed in, but we're
limiting-out on redfish on most days. I'm finding that
the outgoing tides are making the bigger trout hungry
up to 20 inches and flounder are starting to make
a good showing. I also spotted a few cobia last week,
but couldn't get a bite.
Good luck and good fishing.
.Capt. Mike Heistand is a longtime local fishing
guide. Call him at 723- 1107 to provide afishingreport.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander,. 5404
,Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
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persons in the picture along with information bn the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 10, 600 block of Jacaranda; information. A
disturbance broke out during a party in which an 18-
year-old claimed he was chased by a female wielding
a stun gun.
Sept. 10, 600 block of Jacaranda, criminal mis-
chief. A high school student reported that a rock was
thrown through a window.. At the time, a party was
reportedly taking place and no one saw who threw the
Sept. 10, 8100 block of Gulf Drive North, driver's
license. A man stopped for speeding was arrested for
a second offense of driving with a suspended license
and he reportedly had an outstanding warrant from
Sept. 18, Pine Avenue and Tarpon Street, suspi-
cious person and found wallet. Deputies found a man
sleeping on a trolley bench. He had a wallet, but ac-
cording to the report, the identification provided did not
match the information contained in the wallet.
Sept. 18, 100 block of Hammock Road, theft. Sev-
eral items were reportedly stolen from a woman's back
Aug. 29, 2500 block of Avenue B, trespass warn-
ing. A woman requested a trespass warning against a
neighbor who allegedly entered her carport and rum-
maged through some yard sale items. The neighbor told
police that he thought the woman had moved and left
the items behind.
Sept. 3, 1300 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, bur-
glary. A woman reported her purse stolen from her
vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle was locked
and the alarm was on, but the windows were partially
open. She responded to her car alarm and may have
seen a possible suspect.
Sept. 3, 103 Gulf Drive N., Banana Cabana Restau-
rant, theft. A man reported his bike stolen from outside
Sept. 11, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, domes-
tic violence. A female juvenile was arrested for domes-
tic violence after reportedly kicking her mother in the
leg during an argument.
Sept. 10, 2900 Block of Gulf Drive, warrant arrest.
A man was arrested on a Georgia warrant. According
to the report, he was also wanted in Tennessee, Ohio
and Kentucky allegedly for dealing drugs.
Sept. 10, 5600 block of Flotilla Drive, runaway. A
man reported his son missing and gave the officer a
possible location where he believed the juvenile had
gone. According to the report, the juvenile was found
When's the last time
you tasted coffee in an
old-fashioned "diner" mug?
at the location the father suggested and was returned
Sept. 12, 500 block of 70th Street, harassment. A
woman reported receiving threatening phone calls from
her ex-boyfriend, which led to the theft of her dog..
According to the report, the former boyfriend left a
message admitting he took the dog and only offered to
return it if she agreed to discuss their relationship. Of-
ficers returned the dog to the woman's residence.
Sept: 12,300 block of 61st Street, civil problem. A
man told police his brother rented one of his units to a
tenant without his authorization. The man plans to sell
the unit and wanted to have the tenant evicted.
Sept. 13, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. A man reported his wallet lost after dining at the
beachfront restaurant. According to the report, he returned
to the restaurant where his wallet had been found, although
his identification and debit card were missing.
SSept. 15, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, driver's li-
cense. A man was arrested for driving without a li-
Sept. 16, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, domestic dis-
pute. A woman reported having an argument with her
husband and stated it resulted in damage to some of her
Sept. 17, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, driver's
license and drugs. John Reynaga, 37, of Bradenton,
was arrested for possession of marijuana after being
stopped for a traffic violation. According to the report,
he was also driving with a suspended license and had
an outstanding warrant from Manatee County.
Sept. 18,4300 Gulf Drive, driver's license. A man
was issued a citation for driving without a license and
for driving without restraining his 6-month-old child in
a safety seat.
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"' -"" ;,:---.:--'. :: Bradenton Beach
.. resident Tjet Martin
S.. and the city were
honored by Keep
-' Manatee Beautiful for
Sheer efforts in planting
.- ," sea oats along the
dunes at the beach
accesses in the city.
Pictured, from left,
are Vice Mayor Bill
Shearon, Mayor John
sioner Lisa Marie
sioner Rob Nachtigal,
Martin and Commis-
:- -. a lander Photo:
'Highwaymen' reopen South
Florida Museum Friday
Closed for most of the month for annual mainte-
nance, the South Florida Museum will reopen Friday,
Sept. 23, with a reception kicking off a special "High-
The reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mu-
seum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. It will be free of
charge, but $10 donations are being encouraged, said
a museum spokesperson.
Also reopening after the three-week hiatus is the
Bishop Planetarium. The aquarium there remained
open for the period.
The Highwaymen were African American painters
from the Fort Pierce area who from the 1950s-70s trav-
eled Florida's back roads selling their art for $10 to $45
from the trunks of their cars. They produced perhaps
200,0.00 paintings in the 30 years.
The self-taught artists, 25 men and one woman,
painted Florida landscapes to escape the poverty and
severe work of the citrus groves. Their leader was
Alfred Hair, whose main concern was to paint many
canvases quickly and make a million dollars. He never
made his million, says the museum, but "he did sport
a Cadillac just before being shot and killed at the age
of 29 in 1970 in a Fort Pierce bar."
Thirty-three of his and his fellow Highwaymen's
works will hang in the exhibit at the in the East Gallery
of the museum until March 12, 2006.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-
day through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admis-
sion is $9.95 for adults, $7.95 for seniors. Details are
available at 746-4131.
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By Rick Catlin
The Beach Bistro's dinner at the
world-famous James Beard House in
New York last week was a rousing suc-
- cess, and not just for the culinary feats
performed by Bistro chefs Peter Arpke
and Mac deCarle.
The Beard House Foundation, spon-
sors of the dinner, allowed the Beach Bis-
tro in conjunction with the Anna Maria
Island Community Center to present a si-
lent auction during the dinner to invited
guests to raise money for the victims of
Hurricane Katrina. More than $3,000 was
donated to the Center's newly formed
HEART charity by the auction.
And the meal wasn't too bad either,
said Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy.
In fact, the Beach Bistro was honored by
being invited back to prepare another
dinner for the foundation, which pro-
motes the culinary arts.
Beard House Foundation board
member Chris Papagni introduced
Arpke and deCarle at dinner and ex-
tended the invitation to return for an-
other feast, an honor that is "unprec-
e rented" in the history of the Beard
House Foundation's annual dinner.
"It was the honor of a lifetime to be
invited and exhilarating to leave feeling
that we did well. And that's the.ultimate
prize, to be invited back," Murph\ said.
One Beard House Foundation board.
member said the Bistro dinner was "one of
the best dinner's we've ever had here."
Murphy said the logistics of setting.
up the dinner and transporting supplies
were monumental because former Presi-
dent George Bush was staying across
the street at the Waldorf-Astoria. Many
streets in the area were closed off and
the Bistro staff had to use taxi cabs to
transport product to the Beard House the
day of the dinner.
Wagner Realty at 2217 Gulf Drive
N. in Bradenton Beach has named
David Moynihan as its top listing agent
on Anna Maria Island for August. Bar-
bara Fulmer won the honors at the
company's Longboat Key office.
Moynihan was also honored as the
sales and closed volume category
leader. Cathy Meldahl took the same,
awards at the Longboat Key office.
Island real estate
211 71st St., Holmes Beach;a :-1,344:
---, -. Hurricane
The staff of Fantasy
;.:- Travel at 6630
Cortez Road W. held
--s- a blood drive Sept.
S-.:.:'- i 12for the Hurricane
: Katrina relief effort.
S- Pictured above at the
Fantasy Travel staff
and Pieter Hahn,
Photo: Courtesy of
sfla /1,472 sfur a 3bed/2bath duplex built in
1982 on a 54x105 lot was sold 08/22/05,
Russo to Roehl for $525,000.
3703 Fifth Ave., Unit 3, Seacrest,
Holmes Beach, a 1,172 sfla / 1,444 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1985 was sold 08/
23/05, Schmitzerle to Seacrest Properties
LLC for $477,000.
100 Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria, a
2,200 sfur 4bed/2bath Gulfront home built in
1949 on a 100x110 lot was sold 09/02/05,
Sivore to Theidel for $2,680,250; list
7314 Gulf 'Drive, Unit 7, La Casa
Cosl;era. Holmes Beach, a 2,045 sfla 3bed/
2 5bain condo built in 2004 was sold 09/02/
05. Blane to Davis for $1.5000000, list
6006 .Guld Drive, Unit .205, Playa
Incantada, Holmes Beach, a.1,154 sfla /
1,322 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1908 i
was sold 08/31 .05, Suecken to Gilroy for
$775,000; list $799,900. "
516 N. Bay Blvd. and 902 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria, two 800 slla "1,200 sfur
2bed/2bath duplexes built in 1950 on a
100x90 lot were sold 09/01/05, Dries to
Woods for $750,000.
2319 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a
2,518 sfla / 3,012 sfur 6bed/3bath triplex
built in 1967 on a 100x100 lot was sold 08/
29/05,.Wagner to Florida Condo Develop-,i
Featured Sale: This vacant lot zoned
Residential-2 (duplex) at 2509 Avenue
C, Bradenton Beach, sold this month
for $429,000 amounting to a 1,460
percent increase over 13 years since it
sold in 1992 for $27,500. Using the
most recent sale, the price per square
foot breaks down to $86 for the vacant
land. Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson
ment LLC for $750,000.
802 Fern St., Anna Maria, a 1,100 sfla
L 1,244 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1981
on a 50x107 lot was sold 09/02/05,
Cunningham to Houlas for $712,500; list
203 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,620
sfla / 1,684 sfur 4bed/3bath duplex built in
1973 on a 60x105 lot was sold 09/01/05,
Meltzner to Lyons for $683,000; list
2203 Avenue C, Unit A, Bradenton
Beach, a 2,148 sfla / 3,251 sfur 3bed/3bath
condo built in 2004 was sold 08/30/05,
Woods to Sallies for.$680,000.
104 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach,
a 1,452 sfla / 1,776 sfur 3bed/2bath duplex
built in 1954 on a 50x100 lot was sold 08/31/
05, Bollinger to McGlennen Properties LLC
2509 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a
50x100 vacant lot was sold 09/01/05,
Randall to Sun'West Properties LLC for
$429,000; list $429,000.
1301 Bay Drive N., Unit 7A, Bay Watch,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,079 sfla / 1,211 sfur
2bed,2balh condo built in 1982 was sold 09/
01/05. Szklany to Horner for $409.000. -
Jesse Brisson. broker associate at
Gulf-Bay Really of Holmes Beach. can be
reached at (941) 713-4755 direct, or at Gulf-
Bay (941):778-7244.. :.1' ':'
Current Island real estate transactions
maya also be viewed online at
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RARE FIND IN ANNA MARIA!
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heart of Anna Maria. Walk to everything! Nicel\
remodeled, custom tile work in, bath rooms.
beautiful tongue-and-groove vaulted ceilings .ind
much more. Tons of charm! Must see! $799,000
IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE
3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home just two blocks
from the beach oni a quiet cul-de-sac. Very well
maintained, large bedrooms, master suite with
dual showers, oversized two-car garage with
workshop area in back. Bonus recreation area
downstairs and lots of storage. Large side yard
with plenty of room for a pool! $875,000.
NEW LISTING! CANALFRONT, GREAT PRICE!
3BR/2BA canalfront home on Longboat Key. No bridges to open
water, short walk to beach, Joan M. Durante park and a great
restaurant. Won't last at this price! $789,000.
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SWING SET: you move, $50; wood headboard, full-
size from Pottery Barn, $50; dog cage, $40; tanning
bed, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.
FREEZER: 17 CUBIC feet, upright. Excellent
condition, $95. (941) 779-1281.
GORGEOUS DESIGNER new oyster-white
sectional sofa, paid $2,500, will take $450; light-oak
glass-top coffee table and two end tables, $150;
oriental black lacquer with jade carvings, large
three-panel screen, paid $1,898, will take $350.
FURNITURE: QUEEN headboard, seven-drawer
bureau with mirror, two end tables, side chair,
coffee table, all beige wicker. 19-inch TV, high-qual-
ity mattress and box spring, bedspread and shams.
Sell as unit only, $350. (941) 779-1281.
FURNITURE: Pier One, all white wicker six-drawer
dresser, two bed tables, high-boy three-drawer with
cabinet, blanket chest, hamper, queen headboard,
high-quality box spring and mattress, bedspreads,
shams, 25-inch TV. All in excellent condition. Sell
as unit only, $700. (941) 779-1281.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
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.
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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.
Available 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.
DEMOLITION SALE: Everything goes! 9am-4pm
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24. 208 72nd St.,
GARAGE SALE: 9am-lpm Saturday, Sept.24. Too
much to list! Don't miss out! 6250 Holmes Blvd.,
#51, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 8:30am-3pm Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-
24. Lots of good stuff! 2906 Avenue B, Holmes Beach.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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m "1W, *"~~i, 1,751 sf under roof, 52x110 lot,
T[ '! I two decks, enclosed garage and
lots of storage. Turnkey furnished
Sr:. .. as vacation rental and booked for
S.. season! Listed at $745,000.
Call for Frank Migliore (941) 778-2307 or
Stephanie Bell (941) 920-5156
3 SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS
GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, Sept 24.
Furniture, vanilla leather couches and chair, pictures
and more! 102 Tern Drive, Anna Maria.
BIG YARD SALE: 8am Saturday, Sept. 24. Art work,
baby stuff, antiques, tools, furniture and more! No
early birds. 2818 Avenue C, Holmes.Beach.
SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques: Storewide select
gifts, antiques, art, china, costume and vintage jew-
elry, furniture 30-80 percent off; sterling jewelry 50-
70 percent off. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.
MOVING SALE: 9am Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Sept. 23-25. Very good furniture, antiques, feather
couch, piano, desks, pine armoire, 1800s Irish
sideboard, paintings, stained glass, three 1960s
"hot" convertibles. Plus, preview of large home/
duplex for sale soon. 100 steps to beach! 102 55th
St., Holmes Beach, (941) 447-4552.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday and
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm and Saturdays, 9am-noon.
Summer clearance sale. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
YOGA WITH PRESTON Whaley Jr. at Anna Maria
Art League. Beginning to intermediate level.
Morning and evening classes. (941) 778-3996.
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Mranatee AMS as of 09.15'05 (SFR, Condo. Duplex, '
Total Island Properties For Sale: 254
Median Price: $849,000 .
Total Pending: 86 Median Price: $662,450 1
Total Sold Since 1/1/05: 356 Median Price: $600,000
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to the beaches, for a fraction of the cost. Completely upgraded
3BR/2BA home on a large lot with a two-car garage. This
home has been completely remodeled and features new
carpet, new large kitchen with corian countertops and beau-
tifl wood cabinets, new roof, crown molding, updated
bathrooms, irrigation well and room for a pool. You simply
won't find a better deal for only $324,900.
Call Jay.Travis 9188.8.131.5277
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TUPPERWARE PRODUCT or party. Fantastic
September specials for both. Contact Zora Lykken,
(941) 378-8271 or 928-4792.
KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: Five days/five nights
aboard 65-foot sailing vessel Lex-Sea. $595/
person, BYOB and attitude. Departs Oct. 26. (941)
NEEDED: GOLF CART garage parking rental,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-6284.
SAVE 50 PERCENT on permanent makeup. No
bruising or swelling. Also, week-end hair
extensions, 50 percent off. (941) 779-1719.
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront
Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa,
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two
lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
SCommission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in petcare. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
S for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
Reputation -Resources Resufts
Stunning 2BR condominium.
White, sandy beach and
romantic sunsets welcome
you home to paradise.
Offered at $950,000.
New 4BR/3BA condo close
to beaches and shopping.
Gated community. Offered
Sales entails Property Mi
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CORTEZ BEACH Welcome to a one-of-
a-kind bay front paradise! Custom home
located on the south end of Anna Maria
Island just'one block from the Gulf! This
stunning residence features creative use
of natural materials, light and color blend
together to create an authentic work of art
Highlights include a boat dock. courtyard
with spectacular water wall and open pool.
private and separate guest quarters, 360-
degree water views from the office hide-
away SAR#271645 Offered at $2,450,000
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.
RV: 2002 ROADTREK 190 Versatile. Fully loaded.
14,000 miles. Call (317) 873-3307 or see details at
MOPED 2002: RED, Lin Hai, 50cc with helmet
cargo and hitch carrier. 900 miles. Excellent
condition. $975. (941 ) 779-2521.
SCOOTERS FOR Sale. Quality new and used. $650
and up. Island Scooter Rentals, (941) 726-3163.
1995 OLDSMOBILE Ceira SL four-door sedan.
Kelly blue, six-speed automatic, power throughout.
Radio, cassette. One owner, covered carport,
clean, well maintained, new battery, serviced air
conditioning. Only 20,000 miles! Asking, $3,200.
27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs
great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning,
water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and
much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.
WANTED TO RENT: Dock for 17-foot flats fishing
boat. Anna Maria Island or Palma Sola Bay area.
Rhonda, (941) 224-5005.
FOR SALE: 1996 Sea Ray. Sea Rayder,
14.1-foot, bimini top and cover with trailer.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
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.; plan and heated pool.
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Street from the Gulf!
Sue Carlson r7
An Island Place Realty
411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
KEY ROYALE Million dollar bay panoramas can be ONLY ONE LEFT!
yours!Take advantage of this incredible Anna Maria HOLMES BEACH Brand new Key West
Island opportunity.Full bay view lot in very desirable island-style home with tropical pool,
community. Fully landscaped and ready for new open design, high end custom finishes,
custom home. Boat dock allowed. MAR#510291 3 Br, 2 Ba. Completed in 3 months.
Incredible Value! $1,850,000 MAR#506840 Offered at $791,000
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NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.
NURSES NEEDED for long-term home care for
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour
morning and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.
CONCIERGE AS NEEDED: Part-time, including
weekends, competitive pay. Longboat Key condo.
No experience necessary, must be service oriented
and outgoing. Background check. Call (941)
383-0492, or fax resume 383-9051.
HOTEL ON ANNA Maria Island seeks manager.
Looking for a full-time, hands-on manager to facili-
tate all aspects of management and staff. You must
be a self starter and computer literate, have at least
three years in hotel management. People skills are
a must. Mail resume to PO Box 1384 Holmes Beach
FL 34218 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCH OFFICE SECRETARY: Part-time,
Monday-Friday. Ability to interact with people,
communication, telephone, computer and editorial
skills. Newsletters, bulletins, etc. Reply to PO Box
683, Anna Maria FL 34216.
CLERICAL: RECEPTIONIST/secretary needed.
Permanent part-time position, weekends only. Must
be dependable and have excellent customer service
and telephone skills. Applicants with full-time jobs will
not be considered. Apply in person to RE/Max
Gulfstream, 401 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
BUSY BISTRO hiring full- or part-time hostess and
servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner.
Wednesday-Sunday. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
GENERAL SERVICE HANDYMAN--for Island
resort. 20 hours per week. Saturday a must in
season. Call (941) 778-1503.
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FLAMINGO CAY- Single family 3BR/2BA canalfront home,
with pool. Under complete renovation. Chance to pick floor
and wall coverings. MLS# 13084. Call Mike Carleton,
Realtor 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker 545-9591 eves.
5910 Marina.Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK'
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
SEASIDE GARDENS VILLA
2BR/2BA waterfront villa with private
dock. Updated kitchen, baths, windows
and more! Enjoy the fantastic bay views
from the terrace. Reduced to $449,900.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor
(941) 778-6066 .
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial
Library. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.
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 (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
NEED A 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.
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, (941) 779-9783.
HOME HEALTH AID available for elder care. (941)
751-3924 or 538-1572.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place clas-
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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)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and
training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years, experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
HOUSE CLEANING: 10 years experience,
excellent references. Call _(941) 345-6768 or
761-7658 and ask for Sunshine.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941)
Two duplex's on separate lots in central
Holmes Beach, just two blocks to the
Gulf. Many possibilities here! Each
duplex has it's own tax deed and could
be sold separately by new owner. Add a
pool and have a great rental complex or
tear down and rebuild two custom homes
in a great residential neighborhood.
Offered at $1,100,000. That's just
$550,000 a duplex!
OF ANNA MARIA L.,
941 778-0455 Ken Jackson; 778-6986
9906 Gulf Drive Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Anna Maria Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
www.greenreal.com Marilyn Klemish, 778-7627
HOUSE AND OFFICE Cleaning: Pressure cleaning
and window cleaning. Wife and husband with six
years experience and excellent references.
Licensed and insured. For free estimate, call (941)
CLEANING LADY: Weekly, monthly. Have
experience and references. (941) 761-1.569.
CUSTOM MARINE FIBERGLASS: Mobile unit.
Exterior, interior. Structural, painting and gel-coat
repair. 25 years experience, all work guaranteed.
Licensed and insured. USCG registered. Jim
Hathaway, (941) 713-5462.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits,
weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets!
Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
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.
SPECTACULAR panoramic Bay views
& old Florida charm embrace this
4BR/3.5BA nearly-new home. Dock
permit is approved for 240 ft. dock on
sailboat-water. $1,499,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala, 725-0781. 512690
WATERFRONT, HISTORY, convenience
& value-this-home has it all! Grand and
gracious 1903 doctor's home/office on
N.shore of the Manatee River. Sweeping
city/river views from 2-tier porches.
$799,000. Barbara Jennings 748-6300 or
MAGICAL TROPICAL SUNSETS! Enjoy RARELY AVAILABLE 2 BR _A Cu..aI a*1
million dollar views from this 4-unit exceptional Bay & Gulf.views and boat
complex, 2BR/2BA top floor condo dock on Bay. Georgeous white sandy
across Gulf Dr. from'the beach. Newly ,beach & less than 1 mile to'Longboat
renovated/glassed lanai. Turnkey Key. $875,000. Kathy Marcinko.
furnished. $899,900. Barbara Jennings, 748-6300 or713-1 100or Sandy Drapala
748-6300 or 773-0180. 509904 725-0781. 512981
ENJOY FULL PANORAMIC VIEWS of beautiful Terra Ceia Bay & stunning sunsets from
your glass-enclosed lanai. 2BR/2BA condo in a gated golf course community that
offers a clubhouse, exercise room, heated pool/spa, tennis & a fishing pier. $365,000.
Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 508210
TRADITIONAL NW Bradenton 4BR pool home on 1-acre lot w/lush landscaping &
cul-de-sac. Combination of wood, tile & carpet throughout. Newly remodeled kitchen
w/custom cherry, cabinetry & granite/Corian counters. $699,000. Kathy Valente,
748-6300 or 685-6767. 508754
BEAUTIFUL SHAW'S POINT 3BR/2BA pool home on a sparkling lake within a 1/2 acre
lot, in a quiet and serene neighborhood. House features a split4loor plan. $425,000.
Cindy Pierro, 748-6300 or 920-6818. 508530
LARGE 4BR/2/5BA home with a caged pool area. Located on a cul-de-sac. Ceramic tile
& carpet. It is a must see! $375,000. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or Ann DeBellevue,
SPACIOUS 1950'S HOME well maintained on nearly a quarter acre fenced lot. Bright
and open with skylights, nearly 2000 SF; 3-4BR/3BA, one-cargarage and one-car car-
port. A/ replaced one year ago. $294,900. Ruth.Lawler, 748-6300 or587-4623.511260
WOOD FLOORS, cathedral ceilings and charm will sell you on this 2-3BR home in
Cordova Lakes. Close to hospitals, shopping and G.T.Bray Park. Fenced back yard.
'$269,999. Judy LaValliere, 748-6300 or 504-3792 or Ann DeBellevue 720-7614. 511161
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONTwith 5BR/4.5BA, screened lanai and pool and over 4300
SF. This home, which is on large lot offers privacy and 'convenience to Gulf beaches.
Contemporary architecture with a new Barrel tile roof. $1,800,000; Kathy Valente, 748-
Remo\al of existing structure will provide a lovely
building site- for; two: spacious townhomes. An
attractive, contemporary structure is possible for either
the investor desiring unique property to design and
build; for the buyer who is the individualist; or a buyer
% ho nma consider this ideal for a home with mother-
in-la\\ unit. Situated in a quiet residential neighbor-
hood \ ith great proximity to beach and shopping.
Call for additional details. $775,000.
OWNER MOTIVATED! Please submit
realistic offer on $$1,425,000 asking price
for charming Gulffront cottage! Call today
for details, (941) 778-2259.
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941.778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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Wednesday and Sunday.
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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and
landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
GARY WOOD LAWN service and landscaping.
Also, light tree work. Call (941) 812-7273.
* HOLMES LAWN MAINTENANCE and Phil Brewer
Tree Service: Serving the Island's yard needs with
total lawn care! Call us today. (941) 812-9146 or
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard.
Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell
phone" (941) 720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch,
clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and more.
City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-
ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941)
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper.
Island references. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at (941) 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
back flow at water meters. (FL#RF00381.18) (941)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE- TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting.
Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, 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,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience.
Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 932-7580 or.
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall
repairs, hand and spray texturing, acoustic ceilings,
painting, tiling and shower doors. Clean, honest,
reliable. Free estimate. Credit cards accepted.
F.A.W. Remodeling, (941) 586-4695.
ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS and repairs: A
wide variety of skills! No project is too large or too
small. References, 20 years experience. (941)
538-3520 or 448-1956.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free
in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: November 2005-April 2006.
2BR/1BA or 3BR/2BA, either way. 1,750 sf home,
ground-level with carport, living room, dinette, washer/
dryer room, family room, patio. A real beauty and just
200 yards from Gulf! From $2,500 to $3,500/month.
Non-smoking, no pets. (813) 690-9762.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two. minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock; cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard
setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/
weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
captko462 @ aol.com.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/
month. (708) 532-2149.
POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with.all amenities. Man-
aged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
CORTEZ COTTAGE: Breezy, quiet area. Fully fur-
Snished, no pets, nonsmoking. $850/month or$500/
week, includes utilities. Two-person maximum.
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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, 1 BR/1 BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week;
Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,0000/week; Bradenton
Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call
Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive,
next to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available
now. (941) 778-2694.
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.
FREE MONTH with year's lease: apartments on
Cortez's Palma Sola Bay, studio, $680/month, plus
security; 1 BR/1BA, $740/month, plus security; 3BR/
2BA, $1,050/month, plus security. Utilities included.
(941) 526-9091 or 448-8100, 8am-6pm.
MONTHLY RENTAL: Brand new 3BR/2BA home,
unbelievable view, 100 yards to beach. West of Gulf
Drive on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria: Still avail-
able for December 2005, January and April 2006.
Call (800) 828-8116, ext. 212, or e-mail
dougruggles @ mscoinc.com.
KEY WEST Time share Oct. 1-8 available! 2BR/
2BA condo overlooking Galleon Resort in
downtown. Sleeps six. Regularly $2,460, now only
$1,800. (941) 518-4431 .
:NEAR BRADENTON BEACH: 1 BR/1BA furnished
apartment. $750/month, includes utilities. Month
to month lease. References. Call Jackie, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA,
elevated, unfurnished, walk to beach. Bay and Gulf
views. $1,100/month. (941) 778-3875.
BEACH LIVING: Furnished 2BR/2BA. $1,800/
month, utilities included. (941) 505-1962.
BIMINI BAYFRONT HOME with.beautiful views!
2BR/2BA, two-car, garage. $1,800/month. Call
Gabe Buky, (941).374-5772.
S3BR/1I5BA ISLAND duplex: Lower unit, oneblock
to beach, lanai, washeridryer. No pets, nonsmoking,:
no trouble. Water, garbage and gas included.
$1,100/month and $550/security. (941) 798-9765,
HOLMES BEACH: ANNUAL elevated 2BR/1.5BA.
Available Nov. 1. $950/month, plus utilities. (941)
FIND IT! BUY IT! SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
WATERFRONT: SAN REMO condo, 2BR/1BA,
anpual/seasonal. Furnished, on canal with dock,
nonsmoking. Rates dependent on length of stay.
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/1BA ground-
level duplex, completely furnished. One house from
the Gulf. No pets, nonsmoking. (813) 689-0925, or
SEASONAL RENTAL: NEWLY remodeled 1 BR/1 BA
suite with full kitchen, fully furnished. Bradenton
Beach, one block from Bridge Street, three minute
walk to beach. Reservations accepted. $750/week,
$2,500/month. Call Shelly, (941) 776-3696.
LUXURIOUS VILLAS, enchanting gardens:
seasonal or weekly rentals. 1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/2BA,
conveniently located. (941) 778-4636.
ANNA MARIA, GULF beach. Beautiful 1BR apart-
ment open for season. Second floor, fully equipped,
tile shower, queen-size bed. (941) 778-3143.
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA villa with two-car
garage, sunny private end unit, close to Anna Maria
beaches and stores. Nicely furnished. Nonsmoking.
Available now or as winter rental, two-month
minimum. Call owner, (941) 387-9702.
2BR/1.5BA, BEAUTIFUL DECK, many coconut
palms, steps to the beach. $600/week, $1,850/month,
(941) 448-0995. E-mail email@example.com to
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across-
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach
Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal.
Washer/dryer hookup. No pets. (941) 778-7039.
LARGE 2BR/2BA, plus den, unfurnished. Holmes
Beach duplex. Unit available immediately. Lease.
three months or more. $900/month, first, security.
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 deep-water dock. $1,700/
month. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner, (941)
778-2246 or 720-0089.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA half duplex,
$i,250/month; 2BR/2BA home, $1,550/month,
2BR/2BA home on canal, $2,0p0/month; 3BR/
2BA home on canal, $2,000/month:. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291, or e-mail:
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TEMPORARY: FURNISHED 2BR/1BA Island
rental. One-four months or available weekly.
Freshly remodeled. One block to beach or bay.
$875/month. (941) 807-5449.
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SEASONAL: 2BR/2BA, large bayfront condo with
sweeping bay views, heated pool, boat dock and
carport. Beautiful unit! Starting at $1,995/month.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA recently remodeled,
elevated duplex in Holmes Beach less than one
block to beach. $1,100/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SANDPIPER: 55-PLUS. Seasonal 1BR/1BA, steps
to the beach. $1,200/month. Also, 2BR/1BA,
$1,400/month. Nonsmoking. (775) 338-9492.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2.5BA recently remodeled,
elevated duplex in Holmes Beach with vaulted
ceilings. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate,
ANNUAL RENTAL: ONE block to beach. 2BR/1 BA
close to everything and trolley stop. $1,000/month,
utilities included. Call (917) 842-5892.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA in Anna Maria. Tile
floors, pets OK. $800/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, Anna Maria, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA
Gulffront condo, $2,100/month; 2BR/2BA riverfront
condo; $1,250/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA canal home with large
screened porch, one-car garage and washer/dryer
hookup. $1,100/month. Call Carol, Green Real
Estate, (941) 778-0455.
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SHELL POINT- Lovelyr well-maintained 3BR/
3BA in private secluded area. Beautiful new
kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Non-age re-
stricted. Deeded. Carport. $409,000. Call Cindy
at (941) 504-6176 or Dick Maher, 778-6791.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA bay-view home in
Anna Maria, two-car garage, fireplace. $1,400/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND garden near Bean Point,
Anna Maria. Elevated, 3BR/2BA, screened lanai.
Available January-February 2006, $3,400/month.
(813) 545-8383. www.vrbo.com/11614.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA canalfront home with
two-car garage on Anna Maria Island. $1,500/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.'
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental: 1 BR/1 BA apartment
with sun room, one block to Gulf and on Lake
LaVista bayou. One person, nonsmoking, pet
possible. Washer/dryer hookup in separate utility.
room. $795/month. Call (941) 778-9158.
NEW ULTRA LUXURY Gulffront condo in Holmes
Beach: 3BR/2.5BA, everything top-of-the-line.
2,000 sf. $2,500-$2,800/week. Call Mike, (866)
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo. Six
minutes to the beach! Pool and clubhouse.. Available
Oct. 1-Feb. 28. $1,100/month. (941) 778-4451.
1BR APARTMENT: STEPS to the beach! One
adult, $525/month plus deposit, all utilities included,
including phone. (941) 779-1719.
HOLMES BEACH: SEMI-ANNUAL beautifully
updated single-family home, two blocks to beach,
2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, garage, gourmet
kitchen, unfurnished, small pet OK. Nonsmoking.
$1,500/month, first, last, security, utilities. (941)
.778-8677 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL RENTAL: GULFFRONT complex, large
1BR/1BA, lots of closet space, ground-floor unit,
pools, no pets. $850/month. Call Carla Price, (941)
720-8746, Bark & Co. Realty Inc.
THE PALMS: 1BR/1BA, pet friendly. $925/month,
first, .last, deposit. Available now. 1813:51st St.,A '
Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.
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sunbathe, dine or shop nearby. Paradise is yours
now! Two-week minimum rentals. $425,000.
Call Laura McGeary :'
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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) 725-4800.
WILDWOOD SPRINGS Spacious updated GULF WATCH 2BR/2BA with almost 1,300
2BR/2BA condo, ceramic tile laid on the diago- sf of living space. Tile throughout. Nicely
nal, glassed-in lanai, lush manicured grounds furnished and rental friendly too. Walk across
and heated pool. Night security a plus. the street to white sandy beach. Asking
$259,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800. $459,000. Call Cindy, 504-6176.
TIDY ISLAND Breathtaking 2BR/2BA condo
with direct views of the open water. All new
flooring and very comfortable layout.
$589,000,.Call Quentin Talbert, 778-4800.
BAY WATCH Direct bayfront unit with views
to the Sarasota Skyline. Boat dock, pool and
two under cover parking spaces. Newly fur-
nished! Very good rental property. $579,000.
Call Quentin Talbert, 778-4800.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake con-
dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with
views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen,
Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.
WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets
OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $850,000. (941) 779-1512.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Duplex, 2BR/1BA and 1BR/
1 BA with garage, one block to beach, large corner lot.
For sale by owner. Great rental history. $720,000. Call
(941) 685-7756 for appointment showing.
WATERFRONT: SPECTACULAR views from living
room, guest bedroom, office, deck. 2BR/2BA,
partially furnished doublewide, 12-by-10 foot patio.
55-plus. Colony Cove, Ellenton. Pets allowed.
$27,900. (941) 729-3660.
WANTED: CONDO or small home on Anna Maria.
Private party looking to spend up to $450,000. No
Realtor fees! Can close in 45 days. Call (702)
219-2055 or 205-8349. Ready to retire!
WOODED LOT ON Wares Creek: 1 BR/1BA mobile
home, on large wooded lot with fruit trees and fence.
Central location, room for pool and lots of room for
RV or boat storage. Dead-end street with 125 feet
on Wares Creek. Possible rezone for "best use"
PDR. Five units. $118,000. SunCoast Real Estate,
(941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.
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OPEN HOUSE: Noon-2pm Sunday, Sept. 25, 3BR/
3BA, two-car garage, waterfrontvilla. 5113 34th St.
Ct. W., Southwinds, Bradenton. $349,500. Coastal
Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
A HOME FOR your boat, new dock and lift on
Palma Sola Bay. 2BR/2BA, minutes to the beach.
$399,900. Rhonda Finney, RE/Max Properties,
55-PLUS PARK: Ruskin, Fla. Waterfront, 2BR/2BA.
Lot rent $230/month. Must sell! Call (813) 245-0563.
VILLAGE GREEN CONDO: D-model, extra large.
BAYFRONT COMPLEX: ZONED R3/ROR, lots of
possibilities! Currently seven rental units with month-
to-month tenants. For additional information call Carla
Price, (941) 720-8746, Bark & Co. Realty Inc.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: cool mountain air,
views, streams, homes, cabins, acreage. Free bro-
chure, mountain property, (800) 642-5333. Realty
of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906.
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classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
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.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for
free brochure, (800) 841-5868.
NORTH CAROLINA mountain cabin on mountain
top, view, trees, waterfall, large public lake nearby,
2BR/1BA. $175,000. Owner. (866) 789-8535.
BEAUTIFUL GEORGIA PROPERTIES to be sold at
auction in September, October Visit.
www.land2auction.com for auction dates and times.
Call Peachstate, (866) 300-7653.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS: Helena, Mont. 4.15 acres
$60,990. Ride out your backdoor to millions of acres
of national forest! Awesome lake and mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry Lake, minutes to
Helena. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call
owner, (888) 770-2240.
NORTH CAROLINA mountain homesites.
Spectacular new gated riverfront community near
Asheville. One-plus acre homesites from the 40s.
No time requirement to start building. Call today,
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION Waterfront. Only 10 per-
cent down on Miami River, 2007 completion. 20
units, condo conversions, minutes from Ft. Lauder-
dale Beach. Great rental. Won't last! Realtor, (877)
WATERFRONT PROPERTIES: Western North
Carolina, foothills of the Appalachians.
www.lakehickoryrealty.com Toll free (866). 396-
5316, Lake Hickory Realty LLC.
MOUNTAIN ESTATES: Pristine, private, gated with
stunning 60-mile views in Monroe County, W. Va.
Clear lakes, gentle slopes, riding trails, nature
preserves. Two lodges, B&B, restaurant, sports club.
Top quality roads, underground utilities. Close to 50
national parks, cultural centers, Greenbrier,
Snowshow and Lewisburg. 2-50 acres from $99,995.
(888) 411-4488. See it now, www.My-WV.com.
3BD/2BA BRICK ranch-style home. Attached garage
on 3.66 acres. Blueberries. Room for horses, lake
access, Live Oak, Fla. $219,000. (386) 364-5492.
ALL STEEL BUILDINGS. Sale! 40 by 75, 70 by 150.
Up to 50 percent off. Call Judy, (800) 839-1075.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Is-
land since 1992.
INVESTORS: GREAT MONEY MAKER
4 Currently renting for $2,900-$3,900/week
M. ,^^.. *; Inciiome will exceed your expectations. -,
-One year old 5BR/5BA. Enjoy the
convenience of an indoor elevator and
aa oulside spiral staircase. Beautifully -__
furnished and tiled throughout. Four-car.....
Garage, lush heated pool overlooking the ISLAND DUPLEX: Steps to beach. Reduced to $699,000
: I bay, private dock and great fishing, before remodeling continues. Investors and builders bring your
Reduced $2,190,000. Virtual tour: imagination. Gulf views possible. 2BR/1BAon large corner-lot.
Two canalfront condos side by side. One 2BR/1.5BA and one 1BR/1BA. www.flrealtour.com/mls031305/realtor. A i, H ber, Realtor (941) 713-9835
Two deeded boat docks on sailboat water. Both for only $700,000. SurroN GROUP REALrTY
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RIVER FRONT HOME 4BR/2.5BA 3,800 sf
home with upgraded eat-in kitchen, granite
counter tops and island. LR/DR with brick
wood-burning fireplace and stunning marble
floors. 10,0001b boat lift. Richard Horton,
778-2246. #511969. $995,900.
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ISLANDS BEST VALUE Exceplional 2BR/1BA
updated end unit condo with newer kitchen,
appliances and furnishings Shows greal Pool
area, one block to beach. Weekly rentals
permiled. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246.
WIDE OPEN VIEWS CONDO 2BR/2BA
Spectacular % iew of docks and Day. Sit on your
deck or in your living room and waich ihe
action of dolphins playing and water sports
Relax' Joan Oliszewski, 761-3100. #513174.
LUXURY CONDO ON SARASOTA BAY
Breathtaking bay view' 2BR/2BA renovated in
Tuscan theme, granite countertops and
JacuLZZ Iub Close 1o IMG Academy with golf
course, tennis and white beaches. Judy
McCaulev, 751-0670. #510332. $675,000.
FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Prime furnished
end-unit offering spacious floor plan with
eat-in kitchen breakfast bar, walk-in closes,
fireplace and two balconies Dave Moynihan.
778-2246. #507333 $675.000
VILLAS AT HOMES BEACH Exclusive. gated
enclave of just nine townhomes being constructed
on the intracoastal 3.100 st. plus two-car garage.
Marble and wood floors, gourmet kitchens
Marketed in conjunction with RJ Realty Karen
Day, 778-2246. 4509339. $2,500,000
ISLAND TOWNHOMES Rare ohering of tour UNIQUE BOATERS PARADISE Over 150
spacious townhomes with full, unobstructed feet Longboat Key bayfront with six slip boat-
views of the Gull of Mexico. Each spacious unit house Well maintained 3BR/3BA. Renovate.
offers 2BR/2BA. open floor plans, large master expand or stan over. Panoramic views. Cathy
suite, tour balconies and comes turnkey Meldanl. 383-5577 #281127. $3.950.000.
furnished. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
SARASOTA BAYFRONT Galed entry
provides privacy lor this 3BR'2+BA
St Armands home. Floor to ceiling windows
Separate guest suite Pool, spa, dock and boat
lift. Dee Dee Burke. 383-5577. #276667
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