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At last, an Anna Maria parking
plan, but exceptions granted
By Rick Catlin
It may have taken more than 80 years of parking
problems, and at least 30 years of city commission
meetings on the issue, but Anna Maria now has a park-
ing plan, at least for the next two years.
City commissioners, in an historic meeting Sept.
22,.approved "Plan C" for parking streets in the city's
beach access zone. The plan calls for alternate side of
the street parking on the right of way in designated lo-
cations, with the parking side to switch annually. Com-
missioners want the plan in effect by Dec. 1,2005.
Included in the ordinance was a provision to pro-
hibit parking on the west side of North Bay Boulevard
across from Bayfront Park, an action that residents of
that street had sought for the past several years. Sev-
eral other streets outside the BAZ will have designated
no-parking areas, according to the ordinance.
The commission agreed that Plan C will be ie-
viewed after two years to see if it's working for the
residents and visiting public.
"Start the fireworks," said Commissioner Duke
Miller after the 4-1 vote approving the ordinance.
Surprisingly, Commissioner Linda Cramer, who
lobbied successfully to other commissioners for a park-
ing exception on the first 114 feet of each side of the
100 block from Gulf Drive of Palmetto Avenue from,
voted against the measure.
Cramer, a former Palmetto Avenue resident, said
she still favored resident-only permit parking, but
asked for an exception for several residents with dis-
abilities who would have difficulty walking across
Palmetto Avenue to reach their homes. Cramer said she
no longer owns property on Palmetto Avenue and now
lives on Gulf Drive.
"Many of my neighbors aren't in town, so I had to
stand up for them," said Cramer after the commission
granted her exception request.
But Palmetto Avenue wasn't the only exception the
Barbara Sato has rental property at 313 N. Bay
Blvd., she said. If parking were not allowed on the right
of way, her tenants would have a problem. They can't
park across the street in Bayfront Park between 10 p.m.
and 6 a.m., leaving them with no options for parking
near their residence.
Commissioners at first were reluctant to grant any
exceptions to Plan C, but Miller suggested that the 57
feet in front of Sato's Bay Boulevard property be des-
ignated for open parking and the commission agreed.
After Sato got her exception, however, Cramer sprang
into action, stating that if Sato were given an exception to
PLEASE SEE PARKING, NEXT PAGE
Volume 13, No. 47 Sept. 28, 2005 FREE
Anna Maria City:
'Pay your fair share'
By Rick Catlin
Stung by recent comments from certain Anna
Maria residents and commissioners that they didn't like
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore coming to their
city to "influence" the city commission's vote on the
consolidation referendum, Whitmore is striking back.
She wants Anna Maria to "plan now" to pay its
"fair share" of the cost of repaving the Holmes Beach
portion of Gulf Drive, expected to begin in about two
Gulf Drive is the only egress for Anna Maria resi-
dents out of their city, she noted, and it's owned by
Holmes Beach, not Manatee County or the State of
"Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach is the only way for
them to get on and off the Island and I think it's only
fair for Anna Maria to pay for its portion. Holmes
Beach shouldn't have to pay for Anna Maria's infra-
structure," Whitmore said. "Most people that are edu-
cated will understand that another city should not have
to pay for another city's infrastructure costs.
"I'd like Anna Maria to start planning now for its
portion. We have a current estimate that repaving (Gulf
Drive) will be $200,000, but that's certainly going to
go up in two years," the mayor noted.
She said Anna Maria should adopt a long-term
paving plan for its roads as has Holmes Beach. "We
have a 10-year plan. I don't know what they have in
Whitmore said she plans to send the Anna Maria
City Commission a letter this week noting the' Gulf
Drive repaving project and suggesting the city begin to
plan now to pay its share. Efforts by Whitmore in pre-
*vious years to gain support from the Anna Maria City
Commission to help fund repaving Gulf Drive were
Whitmore's current plan, however, gained the con-
sensus support of the Holmes Beach City Commission
at its Sept. 20 meeting.
Gulf Drive south of Manatee Avenue is a state-
owned highway and any improvements or repaving for
that section of the road are funded by the Florida De-
partment of Transportation.
Abolit the only bumps on Anna Maria Island from
Hurricane Rita's passage by Anna Maria Island was
high surf which caused more than afew wipeouts.
Islander Photo: Bill Pruitt
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Parking plan OK'd in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Plan C, then Palmetto Avenue deserved one also.
Other residents were not so lucky in getting excep-
tions. Residents of Beach Avenue lobbied unsuccess-
fully for restricted parking on their street, while peti-
tions from residents of Oak Avenue against Plan C
were never seriously considered for exceptions by the
Miller, who initiated Plan C after three previous
plans the past three years failed to gain a consensus
among the commission, said Plan C is a compromise.
Originally a proponent of resident-only permit parking,
Miller said Plan C at least shares the burden of open
parking among all the BAZ streets.
"I congratulate my fellow commissioners for
agreeing to the plan. I think it shows that we can work
together. As we've said, if it's not working after two
years, we can always scrap it and try something else."
Indeed,-following the historic vote, the sparsely
filled chamber broke into applause, a rarity in Anna
Maria for any commission decision.
Mayor SueLynn, who had originally proposed a
version of alternate-street parking three years ago only
to have the then commission dismiss the idea, also paid
tribute to the commission.
"My congratulations to the commission for com-
promising and making a decision on parking. I know
it won't be popular with everyone, but no parking plan
would have pleased everyone. At least the city has done
something about parking. This shares the burden (of
public parking) and we can monitor how the plan is
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
In addition to North Bay Boulevard from the
humpback bridge to the end of Bayfront Park, parking
will be prohibited on a number of other non-BAZ street
locations. A complete list of those locations approved
for "no parking" is available at city hall.
Red tide produced more than poor boating conditions last weekend. Islander Photo: Kendra Presswood
Red tide outbreak intensifies off Island
The nagging red tide outbreak that has-plagued
Southwest Florida for months flared up again over the
Dead fish and the accompanying smell as well as
respiratory complaints were persistent along beaches
from Anna Maria to Sarasota as prevailing winds blew'
the aftereffects of the bloom to shore.
Fish littered the shores and were packed into the
bays, prompting workers and Florida Department of
Corrections inmates to begin the arduous task of col-.
lecting the carcasses a chore that will probably take
"The red tide has been very intensive since.Hurri-
cane Katrina blew past a month ago," said Dr. Richard
Pierce, director of the ecotoxicology department at
Mote Marine Laboratory, "and the onshore winds over
the weekend made it more of an impact."
Pierce said researchers from Mote and the Florida
Marine Research Institute with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission left Tuesday for a
water sampling trip in the Gulf between Tampa and
"They'll be taking water samples out to 30 miles,"
Pierce said. "We should get a good grid-of what's go-
ing on out there."
He said that turbidity spurred by Hurricane Rita's
passage has adversely impacted the satellite imagery that
the scientists usually utilize to track red tide movement.
Pierce said that the red tide outbreak has been
widespread and "of interest because it is mostly in the
estuaries and near shore, when it usually is in the Gulf
and offshore areas."
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Holmes Beach humming
Buffett tune amid worms
By Rick Catlin
Jimmy Buffett sang about them and Holmes Beach
Actually, Buffett sang that he needed more boat
drinks, while the Holmes Beach City Commission is
singing that it needs more boat docks. A lot more boat
The commission also needs a lot more study on the
entire issue of who owns what canal basins in the city,
who is entitled to a boat slip, and who is entitled to
Commissioners learned in August of the "can of
worms" created by the city trying to solve the problem
of property owners along the Sunrise basin and T-end
canals using the city-owned canal bottom for private
docks. City Planner Bill Brisson did a study of canals
and docks in the city and came up with the "big can of
worms" he presented to the commission Aug. 17. There
is a lot more submerged land than just Sunrise and the
T-end basins that the city might own, he said then.
Solving the T-end and Sunrise canal problems is
"easy" compared to rhoe issues,'said Maydr Carol-
Whitmore at the commission's Sept. 21 worksession.
Agreed, said the commiriion, which has decided to
tear down all the old docks on the city-owned canal
bottoms at Sunrise and the T-end canals and build
new set of docks.
"Just get as many as legally possible," Commis-
sioner Rich Bohnenberger told Public Works Director
The good news, said Duennes, is that a preliminary
estimate from a dock construction company showed the
three T-end canals could accommodate 60 docks, while
Sunrise can handle 20. Even better, the initial estimate
for construction of the docks is just under $29,000, plus
the cost of a study to show where each dock should be
"That's the whole kit and,caboodle," said Duennes.
Go for it, responded the commission.
Duennes will come back to the commission with a
survey plan of where the docks should go, along with
a detailed estimate of costs.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said that if 60 boat docks
in the T-end canals were built for residents needing a
dock, only six people who presently want a boat dock
would remain on the waiting list.
Commissioner Roger Lutz sug_2e.rted City Attor-
ney Patricia Petrutf check on the zoning requirements
for leasing city property to a private individual. The
commission should also consider the maximum length
of a boat that could be accommodated at the docks.
But the Sunrise and T-end canals bottoni problem,-
may be the easy part of the canal solution.
Brisson said he didn't want to "complicate" the issue,
but he needed direction from the commission on several
other canals where there are a "host of problems."
Make that "more wormsin the can of worms," he
Among other submerged land.'issues, Brisson
needs to know if the commission wanted him to ad-
dreo, renting a dock that -its on public property, the
zoning issue for all city-o\ inied canal bottoms, allow-
ing otheripeople to utilize a dock that sits on city prop-
erty, how to configure dock space at the dead end of a
canal, and research all the canal bottoms in the city to
see who owns what.
He also said the city will be required to provide
docks that are compliant with the Americans with Dis-
That's too much to handle right now, said Lutz,
particularly since the winter residents aren't here to
participate in the discussions and provide input.
"And it's going to take a lot of worksessions" to dis-
cuss, intoned Commission Chairperson Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens. "And could take years to solve," added Petruff.
The commission agreed and postponed further dis-
cussion of canals except for Sunrise and the T-end
areas until more canalfront property owners have
returned for the winter.
Street-scaping for Marina Drive
In other business, the commission saw a video pre-
sentation from traffic consultant Josh Robinson'on the
safety issues along Marina Drive from its intersection
with Gulf Drive north to 56th Street.
Robinson saw a number of problems, particularly
with the crosswalk at the Island Shopping Center, and
the right turn lane in the northbound lane of Marina
Drive at 56th Street.
In addition, he said, there is no organized access
from businesses in this area onto Marina Drive, side-
walks are absent in key locations, and there is a sight
problem with motorists exiting from the Wachovia
Bank parking lot onto Marina Drive.
Robinson made several suggestions for "traffic
calming" to solve some of the problems, including
landscaping, curbing and pedestrian crossing improve-
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine, who is
also the city's traffic engineer, said ie just needed com-
mission direction on the next step.to solve the prob-
lems, but it was clear to him that the city has a "safety
problem" in the area.
Of major concern to Romine was the pedestrian
The commission consensus was for Romine to
improve the cros;ngm imnediately with textured paint
to make it ea.:ieir for motorists to see, and at the same
time.get Banks Engineering to provide an estimate on
traffic calming measures for the entire area.
Whitmore said she'd try to get a funding plan or-
ganized among the city, the Tidemark project and af-
Anna Maria Island Bridge
Bascule draw repairs are scheduled to continue
through Wednesday night, Sept. 28, at the Anna Maria
Island Bridge between Perico Island and Holmes Beach.
According to Florida Department of Transporta-
tion officials, workers will continue maintenance on the.
locking pins and other mechanical elements of the
bridge that was scheduled to end last Wednesday.
Work is scheduled to run from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
through Wednesday, and traffic delays are expected.
Motorists are advised to take Cortez Road to and
from the mainland at night.
THE ISLANDER E SEPT. 28. 2005 N PAGE 3
No 'races' on
ballot this year in
By Paul Roat
Call it election by acclamation. Or by apathy.
But whatever the title, the Bradenton Beach ballot
on Nov. 8 will be bereft of candidates for three city
commission seats. There were, after all, only three can-
didates one for each seat and all were filled by
filing deadline at noon Friday of last week.
Taking office for his third term is Mayor John
In Ward 1, City Commissioner John Shaughnessy
will ease into his second term of office in the northern
section of the city.
And Janie Robertson will fill the position of the
Ward 3 seat vacated by Rob Nachtigal, who has moved
out of the city effective Sept. 30. Robertson is without
opposition in the southern-central section of the city.
There is still a reason for Bradenton Beach voters
to venture to the polls on election day, though: A total
of 14 questions, including the issue of Island consoli-
dation, are under consideration for city electors.
Fire district seeks
community input again
Give West Manatee Fire and Rescue an "A" for
After three failed attempts in 2004 to get the
district's electorate to approve an ad valorem tax to
fund further increases in the district's budget, WMFR
Chief Andy Price is seeking input from residents and
business owners to review the budget "issues" facing
the district without the tax.
Because of the failure of the tax initiatives and the
prospect of "limited funding" for the future, Price said
he is inviting 30 home and business owners to partici-
pate in a review of these issues at a 7:30 p.m. meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the WMFR Station No. 1 in
"We are seeking recommendations to the fire dis-
trict so we can plan for our future, while maintaining'
the fire services we currently provide," said Price. In
addition, new safety and performance standards man-
dated by laws and regulations need to be addressed, he
Price hopes the group of citizens can come up with
solutions to the district's future budget problems.
Anna Maria City
Sept. 28, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting. Agenda: Bayfest dis-
cussion and comprehensive plan discussion.
Oct. 3,7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 4, 6 p.m.,joint meeting with city commission and
capital improvement advisory committee.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Oct. 4, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Oct. 4, 6 p.m., planing and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 6, 1 p.m., city commission workshop on mooring
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Sept. 28, 8 a.m., police retirement board meeting.
Sept. 29, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Oct. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commission
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 5,5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Long-Range Transportation
plan workshop sponsored by Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization. Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.
PAGE 4 m SEPT. 28. 2005 0 THE ISLAN)DER
ISLAND HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
join to aid victims
By Jim Hanson
The Anna Maria Island Privateers is joining with
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District to collect wear-
able, edible, sleepable and any other practical items for
Both the Privateers and firefighters will be gather-
ing help for the thousands displaced by Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita, to be collected at Fire Station No. 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and 10350 Cortez
Road and 407 67th St., Bradenton.
When they have a load, they will put it aboard the
Privateers boat/float and take it all to Tampa. Firefighters
will be with the load, as will Privateers. On their return
they will resume the collections all over again.
In Tampa the Inter-Krewe Council and Angel
Flight Southeast will move the collection where it will
be the most help for the victims.
Topping the "needs" list is commercial-grade chain
saws, followed by boots size 9 to 12, hard hats, flash-
lights and batteries, bug spray, T-shirts from L to XXL,
hand saws, tool belts, hammers, nails, safety goggles,
Also on the needs list: Water coolers, ice chests,
diapers, bed sheets, air mattresses, paper towels, buck-
ets, mops, rags, box fans, window air conditioners,
tarps, tents, immodium, sinus medicine, allergy medi-
cine, aspirin, ibuprofen, hand sanitizer the list is
virtually endless, but all those items are most desper-
Additional information may be obtained from the
Privateers' Eric Rushnell at 755-3805 and Gregory
"Shiprek" Davidson at 747-4953, or Fire Chief Andy
Price at 741-3900.
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Cans for Katrina
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Deputy Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop collects boxes of cannedfoodfrom
Anna Maria Elementary School. AME collected 18 boxes of cans that will be distributed in one of the hurri-
cane-impacted areas. Lathrop said he is-proud that all three elementary schools within the fire district have
been willing to help the victims in some way. Helping to load the truck are AME students Dylan Allen, Dalton
Hicks and Julian Botero. Islander Photo: Courtesy Lynn McDonough
Patti Bishop on rescue road again
By Jim Hanson
She's not sure where or when, but Patti Bishop is
on her way to help survivors of catastrophes again.
The Key Royale retired business executive helped
Hurricane Charley victims and went to India last year
to work in the Rotary International polio inoculation
Now she wants to help hurricane victims in Loui-
siana, Mississippi, Alabama or Texas, and she doesn't
care where or what she will be assigned to do, but she's
going cheerfully and enthusiastically.
She trained in disaster relief in 2002 and worked
with the Red Cross in some shelters, though.none with
so huge a mission as those now caring for 2005 hurri-
"The times of the storms lhake been ,so extended
and the demands so hard that many more people are
needed," she said; "Now we are needed to relieve the
original responders they've been working so hard
and so long with little sleep and in some cases not much
She will go where the Red Cross needs her the
most, she said, probably in early October.
She and husband Win owned four mortgage bank-
ing firms, which they sold to retire to Anna Maria Is-
land. He may go on a Red Cross assignment, too, as he
has in the past. Both are enthusiastic members of the
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island. Between them they
have five children, now all grown.
"You have to have it in your heart," said this
founding member of HEART, the Island organization
dedicated to helping displaced persons. "It's so heart-
warming to mingle with the fine people who need help
Sr with her
ries of one
and to be able to help.
"I know of one lady, 82 years old now, living with a
niece in Bradenton. She was hurricaned out' of her home,
lost everything, and hangs on desperately to a picture of
her husband, who died 19 years ago. It's so sad."
Island churches sending help to victims
Thousands of dollars have gone to hurricane victims
from Anna Maria Island churches, and it's just beginning.
They began taking special donations as Hurricane
Katrina bore down on the northern Gulf Coast. No
sooner had they gotten money together for those vic-
tims than Hurricane Rita came ashore to torment Texas
as well as Louisiana.
One Island church, Roser Memorial Community
Church, has made hurricane relief its Mission of the
M99nth. for October, though collpetipn ,wyon't end
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with the month.
Roser already has gathered more than $11,000 in
cash donations, some of which donors designated for
the Salvation Army or Red Cross. The Mission Com-
mittee will decide where to send the rest, probably the
Church World Service or Operation Compassion.
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation has sent
$6,575 to the victims through the Episcopal relief or-
St. Bernard Catholic Church has collected $10,000
in special donations, sent along to Catholic Charities
and designated for hurricane relief.
Harvey Memorial Community Church has raised
$1,000 for Katrina victims and is raising more for those
harmed by Rita, all through Church World Services.
At Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, members donated
more than $1,000 and it is still coming in.
In addition, the All Island Youth group packed and
shipped-10 "flood buckets" packed with cleaning supplies
to help people with their cleanup job when they get home.
THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 28. 2005 U PAGE 5
HEART organization seeks housing
By Diana Bogan
The Hurricane Evacuation Assistance Relocation
Team has identified housing as its greatest need for
A repeat of the annual summer Islandwide
Blood Drive, with big cash donations and athletic
tickets and 150 T-shirts involved, is coming to
three locations Friday, Oct. 7.
Blood will be received from donors at
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach; Publix at Holmes Beach, 3900
E. Bay Drive; and The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
at all three locations.
For each unit of blood donated, an anonymous
benefactor will give $100 to the Salvation Army
for ilt hurricane relief fund.
Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly said she recently attended a
meeting at the American Red Cross to learn how best
A special attraction is vouchers -to tickets to
the Orlando Magic game against the New Orleans
Hornets at the St. Pete Times Forum Oct. 15 in a
preseason NBA game.
Plus there are free "event T-shirts" for the first
A donor must be 17 or older in age, in good
health, and have a photo identification card. The
Manatee County Blood Center, which provides
bloodmobiles for the blood drive and will receive the
much-needed blood for its inventory, said a donor
should eat before donating and drink plenty of fluids.
Details may be obtained by calling 746-7195.
Free Sesame Street tickets, but hurry
The Privateers and the West Manatee Fire and
Rescue District ha\ e partnered to collect items for Gulf
Coast hurricane victims and The Islander newspaper
has a reward for interested donors.
It's free tickets to see Sesame Street Live "Elmo's
Coloring Book" at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center in downtown Tampa.
Topping the needs list are chain saws, tents and tarps,
but so much is needed that anyone and everyone can give.
Donations of needed items ,nd cash or checks can
be dropped off at any of the WMFR district stations.
(See related story.)
Up to four Sesame Street tickets per family for
adult or child admission are available .from The Is-
lander just for the asking and a donation at any of
the four fire stations. But hurr tickets are limited;.
The show is Oct. 7-9, and performances are 10:30
a.m. and 7 p.m.Friday; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sat-
urday; and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday.
-It's a great reward for your effort on behalf of hur-
ricane victims and it's free! But hurry.
Moerk is music speaker
Alice Moerk of Holmes Beach will present
the program at a meeting Oct. 8 of the Sarasota-
Manatee Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, prqfes-
sional music fraternity for women.
Moerk, an award-winning composer and
member of the organization, will discuss her new
compositions. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. at
6814 Arbor Oaks Circle, Bradenton. Further in-
formation is available at 778-3282.
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the Island organization can be of help.
Kelly reports that the Red Cross has 211 fami-
lies in Manatee County that need assistance since
evacuating from the Gulf Coast region after Hurri-
The largest need for families is temporary housing
until they.can find a job or return to their own homes,
said Kelly. She asked the team to look into Web sites
offering Katrina housing for Island listings.
Kelly said if the organization can find housing,
even at a reduced monthly rate, they can adopt another
family. She added that if a community member is in-
terested in opening a home or another property to an
evacuee, the Center will have information available on
how to legally proceed in order to protect the
The organization continues to help two families,
both of which are busy re-establishing their lives here
in Manatee County.
HEART is committed to helping evacuees get back
on their feet. It is accepting monetary donations
through the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Kelly said 100 percent of HEART donations will be
used to help pay for the needs of evacuees, whether it
be utilities, rent, airfare or educational needs.
HEART is also maintaining a database of items
available for donation. Kelly said the Center does not
have room to store donated items, but will call donors
if they come across a family in need of their items.
Each family undergoes a thorough intake process with
Rosemarie Fisher, a Center family counselor, and a
needs assessment is done at that time.
The Peralta family, recently adopted by HEART,
includes infant twins. HEART member and Anna
Maria Elementary School guidance counselor Cindi
Harrison has offered to organize a one-day diaper drive
HEART member Shannon Dell noted that the fam-
ily is already grateful for all.the help it has received and
at this time only needs newborn size diapers and wipes.
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or to donate money, call the Center at 778-1908.
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Nothing too little, late
Islanders have always been giving souls. Now it's
time to prove it again.
Last year's outpouring of aid to the victims of
Hurricane Charley was overwhelming, as it should
have been. Charley's "refugees" were folks in our own
back yard in DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee and other counties
Now, with two devastating hurricanes making
landfall on the northern Gulf of Mexico coast barely a
month apart, Island organizations are taking action to
offer assistance to people in Texas and Louisiana suf-
fering losses from Hurricane Rita and folks in Missis-
sippi, Alabama and the New Orleans area after Hurri-
The Anna Maria Island Privateers and West Mana-
tee Fire and Rescue firefighters are teaming up with the
Tampa Bay Krewe (50-plus krewes) and Angel Flights
to bring much-needed supplies to storm victims. The
arrangement will have firefighters and pirates collect
goods and haul them to Tampa in the Privateers boat-
float, where the Krewe will get them to Angel Flight
and get them up north.
This whole process means that it's not a nebulous
handoff of supplies to a nebulous entity somewhere
that will deliver it sometime. This is our folks, deliv-
ering our supplies to the people on the ground in need.
So here's another chance to prove that we can do
something good for someone else.
And please don't make this an excuse to clean out
your closet or the piles in the garage of old junk. Sure,
if you've got.a spare chain saw or some tools or a
couple extra coolers or gas containers that are in good
shape, as they say in Cortez, "bring it on."
But why not go on a little spending spree for the
folks up north?
Set aside as much money as you can and go shop-
ping. The list of needs is provided on'page 4 of this
week's Islander newspaper. Start buying. Big stuff is
Think of it as Christmas in September. You know
how it is, shopping for a loved one and selecting a
couple of big gifts, then adding in some "stocking
stuffers." Why not think along those lines?
Remember that cash and checks are also welcome.
And keep in mind that we too live on the coast in
an equally vulnerable position. The friends we make
today may well be able to help us out tomorrow if it
becomes our time of need.
Happy shopping! And many thanks.
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When something bad happens, many point the fin-
ger, primarily at "the government". Well, "the govern-
ment" is made up of people, of neighbors, of friends,
of family, and in my case ... my husband. Yes, he is
part of "the government." He is a U.S. Coast Guard
search and rescue helicopter pilot and now the Coast
Guard is part of Homeland Security.
Many days before the hurricane hit, my husband
and many other pilots were up all night planning and
coordinating to help the people impacted on the Gulf
Coast. During the hurricane, an extremely brave rescue
was made by the Clearwater Coast Guard station pilots.
Yes, in the middle of a hurricane they flew all night,
searching, and found survivors that were floating on a
The very next day, my husband and others at the
air station had the first rescue helicopters carrying food
with supplies to New Orleans and other areas in the
Gulf. The pilots were all maxed out, flying all night
(even when they were shot at), and working all da\.
They continued working extremely hard. My'husband
has had less than three hours of sleep a night all week
long because he is assisting with rescues in the Gulf.
None of the pilots have been able to spend time with
their kids or take leave during the last few months of
Why does the Coast Guard have such dedicated,
top notch people? It's because they care. So, I don't
know anything about any other branch of the govern-
ment, but I know that my husband and everyone he
works with in the Coast Guard care and. are doing ev-
erything they can to help.
Shari Riepe, Palmetto
world body of real scientists stand in agreement .. it's
real in the,form of larger and stronger and more.fre-
quent storms. The trouble with applying the oil
industry's version of science is that you end up with the
disaster you have now, because in science, there aren't
.two sides. The storms impact all of us.
As I recall, President Bush's first response on TV
-to the Hurricane Katrina debacle was to say he would
put aside the EPA Clean Air Act, and push for faster
drilling in the Arctic. What he should have done is to
use this opportunity (Katrina got everyone's attention)
to push CAFE standards for 40 mpg cars, thereby sav-
ing more than the ANWAR and our foreign oil depen-
dency combined. :
The Gulf of Mexico is dying, and the Earth is dy-
ing and none in the Bush administration seems to caI.e.
Iurge everyone to check the League of Conservation
Voters Web site to cut through the spin and see how the
politicians really vote. This.is a non-partisan site track-
ing only environmental issues and gives good and bad
scores regarding the en\ ironmental \ oting performance
of both party members. .
No other issue is more important at this time bp-
ScauseMother Nature w ill wIin this war against her ad
,we will be the losers. It would be a shameif she wnt
on di without us, always seeking balance with humans io
longer part of the equation. The idea of",'managing"
nature is impossible, it's just way too complex for hs
to understand all of the variables. The best we can do
is to try our best to live a sustainable manner, and con-
sider that everything we do has an impact. I nature,
there are neither punishments nor rewards; only con-
Laura Gray, RN, Cortez
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 28, 2005 0 PAGE 7
Trolley expansion funding sliced
Federal funding to expand the Manatee Trolley
system to Longboat Key, Lido and downtown Sarasota
is not forthcoming this year.
Florida Department of Transportation transit expert
Richard Dreyer said he learned last Friday that any
grant funding to expand the system was stricken from
the federal transportation plan.
Local officials, urged by Longboat Key, had hoped
to expand the wildly popular Island route to points
"There's no new money in the federal corridor
management program," Dreyer said. "Actually, there
Weather again delays
A byproduct of Hurricane Rita's passage in the
Gulf of Mexico off Anna Maria Island is the delay in
the beach renourishment project.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Inspector Erasmo
Rivera said that sand was expected to begin.to flow
onto the Island by week's end. Weather conditions
spurred by Hurricane Katrina and Rita mostly high
surf had held up the project,
Rivera said he expected a delay in the completion
date of the renourishment project due to the weather is-
sues. The project was originally scheduled to be com-
pleted by mid-October; he said it now would probably
wrap up by late October, barring further weather de-
Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach received the
Corps contract to renourish the Gulf shore of the Island
from Anna Maria to Coquina Beach. Work began in
The project is funded through a-special appropria-
tion by Congress to renourish beaches impacted by hur-
ricanes last summer. The Corps is managing 14 beach-
renourishment projects in Florida.
Rivera said the Island's project is about 40 percent
completed, with the sand flow to resume at the beach
near the 35th-36th Street area.
is a shortfall this year."
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization's Bob Herrington said he hoped to work
with local officials to try and locate funding sources to
proceed with the trolley expansion.
Not impacted by the funding cuts is a Manatee
County Area Transit-DOT project to add four new trolley
buses to the Island system to replace those that have been
prone to breakdowns. The new buses, which are scheduled
to be delivered later this year, will be similar in design to
the current vehicles, but will be much quieter and of-
ficials hope less prone to breakdowns.
Island tax payments can't
save Island tax office
Despite contributing more than 15 percent of
Manatee County's annual revenues for its $500
million budget, Anna Maria Island's 8,500-plus
population, which represents less than 3 percent
of the county's 300,000 residents, apparently
wasn't enough to keep Manatee County Tax
Collector Ken Burton from quietly closing the
tax collection office in the Anna Maria Island
Shopping Centre on East Bay Drive.
The office handled tax collections, auto reg-
istrations and other tax-and auto-related matters
for Burton. The nearest tax office for Island resi-
dents is now in downtown Bradenton, or behind
the Desoto Square Mall.
A spokesperson for Burton's office said the
Holmes Beach location was closed because it had
the fewest transactions of any office. At the same
time the Island tax collection office closed, Bur-
ton opened a branch in eastern Manatee County
on State Road 70.
The spokesperson said a new tax collector's
branch office would open in February 2006 at the
intersection of 75th Street West and Manatee Av-
enue to serve Island and west Manatee residents.
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The Florida Department of Transportation will
close the Cortez Bridge for 30 days starting on Oct. 3
while the DOT completes a $2 million renovation
Hall of Fame baseball player Warren Spahn con-
firmed he and his son are building a Gulffront cottage
on Fir Avenue in Anna Maria.
Anna Maria will hold a coastal management
seminar Oct. 5 to discuss the city's participation in the
next beach renourishment cycle, expected in about five
years. The city had opted out of the 1992-93 project,
but recurring beach erosion has forced many of those
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PAGE 8 0 SEPT. 28. 2005 TIHE ISLANDER
Waterfronts launches in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A host of dignitaries were on hand to inaugurate
Bradenton Beach into the Waterfronts Florida Program
The program, a two-year effort, will focus on vision-
ing and training, management and grant-writing for iden-
tified needs in the city's shoreline. The city was one of five
communities identified by the Floi idn: Dep:riment of
Community Affairs to receive funding this year.
State funding for the first year is $10,000, with a
20-percent local match required; the state's $25,000
grant for the second year requires a 100-percent local
"With the Bradenton Beach Community Redevel-
opment District, the scenic highway designation, and
now the Waterfronts Florida program, we have layers
of protection to keep our community the way we want
it," said City Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips, who
spearheaded the drive to bring the program to the city.
"We are what we are because of our waterfronts,"
she said, "and we must preserve and protect our water-
fronts and our environment." She stressed the need for
maintaining the access to both beach and bay as key for
the program's success.
Bradenton Beach has almost 314 acres of land in
the waterfront area and, folding Coquina Beach into the
mix, 54 percent of that acreage is designated public.
Among dignitaries on hand for the ceremony were
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, Anna Maria Mayor
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steps that will be further enhanced during a two-day
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By Rick Catlin
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Holmes Beach won't find the city's building depart-
ment so accommodating as in previous years, at least
Snot until they pay a $100-fee.
Holmes Beach'Mayor. Carol Whitmore has insti-
tuted a $100 fee that the building department will
charge for "advice" given to developers and contrac-
tors on major projects. City Attorney Patricia Petruff is
currently working on a list of what "advice" ihe build-
Sing official can give to a developer.
"People have been coining to us with these big
Projects and asking a lot of-opinion questions and the
building official's job is not to interpret the land, devel-
opment codes. And they've been talking to our officials
for hours about these projects, so the $100 is an admin-
istrative cost," Whitmore said.
If a developer is planning a multi-million dollar
project, they should certainly be able to afford the
money for a professional planner or attorney to review
the legalities of their project with city codes, Whitmore
added. "I just don't feel comfortable with having the
building department give those opinions and the build-
Sing department doesn't like to be asked for a legal opin-
The $100 fee will be instituted once Petruff has
established exactly what questions the city's building
officials can and can't answer.
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Anna Maria tries to find
agreement in ROR future
By Rick Catlin
Members of Anna Maria's planning and zoning
board found themselves in a near two-hour quandary at
their Sept. 19 meeting on the future land-use element
of the proposed revisions to the city's'comprehensive
Three members initially opposed more than two
stories of habitable space for a structure in the retail-
office-residential district as recommended by the
city's comp plan review committee. Meanwhile three
members held the opposite view that three stories of
use should be permitted if the structure meets height re-
quirements. Board member Randall Stover was absent.
Board Chairman Chris Collins did his best to per-
suade opponents of three stories that three levels of
space was the only "economically feasible" way to
make the ROR district attractive along Pine Avenue to
the "mom-and-pop" businesses the city wants to attract.
"My position is economic," said Collins, who said
personally who would like to see Pine Avenue remain
as it has for the past 50 years. "But this is not 1953
anymore," he noted.
With the high cost of land, a mortgage payment,
taxes and insurance, it's "almost impossible for a single
business owner on one lot to make it work" without
two floors of retail-office space.
"If we are supportive of businesses we have to
come up with something and two-story doesn't seem to
go, but that's just Chris Collins talking," he said.
Board member Frank Pytel was opposed to three-
story structures in the ROR, claiming they would in-
crease "density and intensity" and would "not improve
the quality of life" in Anna Maria.
Board members Margaret Jenkins and Fran Barlow
sided with Collins, while Doug Copeland and Jim
Eventually, Collins was able to get a "possible
consensus" that the board might agree to recommend,
three habitable stories in an ROR structure if-the sec-
ond and third floors were residential and the third floor
had a greater setback than the first two.
"It's more acceptable," said Pytel, and Copeland
said he could agree to the "wedding-cake" style with
increased setback for the third floor.
Members of the public were divided on the issue,
with Pine Avenue business owners favoring three sto-
ries, while those living in residential areas opposed the
Collins said the board will return to that element of
the FLUE when Stover is in attendance.
The board also discussed how to "grandfather"
existing non-conforming lots and noted several people
in the commercial zones have asked for a zoning
change to ROR.
Hold on a minute, said Tony Arrant, the profes-
sional planner hired to guide the city through the labo-
rious process of updating its comprehensive plan and
land development codes.
"Don't get bogged down in the mechanics" of the
land development codes, he said. Concentrate on the
FLUE and its elements first.
Collins brought up the issue of building seaward of
the coastal construction control line and asked Arrant
if the board should address that in the comp plan.
It could, replied Arrant, but the board is "not there
yet" in the process.
The issue is whether or not owners of unplatted lots
along the coastline should be able to build residential
Arrant said that there is "no expectation" to build
on those lots and the board is not denying anyone prop-
erty rights with the revised comprehensive plan.
Attorney Ricinda Perry, representing the
Lockwood family, owners of property along North
Shore Drive, objected to the city curtailing develop-
ment in that particular area, but Mayor SueLynn noted
the city commission will discuss the issue atits Oct. 13
worksession and invited Perry to attend.
Collins also noted that one resident wants the city
to halt the conversion of accommodation units to con-
dominiums, but the board did not discuss that issue.
Collins observed the board still has to finish discus-
sion of the" comp plan proposal to eliminate the R-2
(duplex) zones of the city, a controversial proposal
among property owners.
The next meeting of the board to review the FLUE
was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 28, 2005 P PAGE 11
By Rick Catlin
After seven meetings, Anna Maria at last has a
budget for the 2005-06 fiscal year at the same 2.0 mill-
age rate as last year. Commissioners at their Sept. 21
budget hearing approved a $2.23 million budget for the
2005-06 fiscal year.
That's the good news.
The down side is that the city commission made no
decision on long-term financing of the estimated $1.6
million in capital improvement projects the city needs
- desperately, according to the capital improvements
Mayor SueLynn had included $200,000 in her pre-
liminary budget for debt financing, depending on how
much the commission wanted to borrow now to get the
projects done before costs escalate further. The com-
mission, however, decided to use that money
($185,000) for general capital, improvement projects
and scheduled a worksession Oct. 13 to decide exactly
where those funds should be spent.
The mayor has said on numerous occasions that the
longer the commission waits to fund capital improve-
ments, the more they will cost. Indeed, following Hur-
ricane Katrina, construction costs in many areas of
Florida increased 20 to 30 percent, according to the
Florida Contractors Association. And they're likely to
rise even higher in the coming weeks.
SNumerous prior attempts by the mayor and com-
mission to establish either long-term financing for capi-
tal improvement projects or a stormwater utility fee
have ended'in failure.
CIAC chairman Larry Albert said that the $1.6
million estimate was made nearly two years ago. The
cost now is probably well over $2 million "and going
up every day," he added.
Nonetheless, the commission voted 4-1 to approve
the $2.23 million budget without a provision for debt
service, with outgoing Commissioner Carol Ann
Magill casting the dissenting vote.
The commission slashed $110,000 out of the pro-
posed budget by opting not to dredge Lake LaVista this
year, even though the project involves a matching
grant. Commissioners did, however, agree to spend
$106,000 to extend the Lake LaVista jetty.
Residents attending meetings at city hall -, don't be
sitting in comfort as planned in the origi nal budget. The
commission decided the current hard-seat and hard--
back folding chairs are good enough a:nd cut the $s,000
proposed for new chairs for public seating: Funding for
the city engineer and city planner was also cut, but city
hall will get a new roof for $60,000.
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By Paul Roat
A spending plan for the next fiscal year has been
approved without much comment by citizens ot com-
missioners in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners unanimously approved a bud-
get and property tax levy for fiscal year 2005-06 last
Thursday. No one fromnthe public spoke on the issue.
Next year's budget, which goes into effect Oct. 1,
is $3,155,023, up from the current $2,738,119. The
property tax rate has dropped from the current 2.4932
mill to 2.4902. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed
The city taxes for a home valued at $525,000, tak-
ing advantage of the homestead exemption, would be
City property value increases are up significantly
from the current budget year to next the property tax
assessments rose from $434,981,500 to $547,400,323
in the past year.
That increase means that the "roll-back rate," or the
tax the city would levy to bring in the same amount of
dollars next year versus this year, is actually up 26.55
percent, although the actual millage is down slightly.
Other revenue to the city comes from fees and other taxes.
The budget has few surprises from the current op-
erating plan for the city. Some departments have been
combined or shifted- the parks department is now
included in the facilities management division, for ex-
ample but overall expenditures are up across the ,
board only slightly.
Highlights of the budget:
'Police department for fiscal year 2005-06:
$810,255, down from the current $812,048.
Administration for fiscal year 2005-06: $385,567,
down from the current $396,700.
Planning and development for fiscal year 2005-06:
$242,252, up from the current $188,262. Much of the
increase is due to additional staff within the depart-
Facilities management for fiscal year 2005-06:
$151,096, up from the current $51,204.
Stormwater management for fiscal year 2005-06:
$128,687, up from the current $79,445.
Streets and roads for fiscal year 2005-06:
$134,721, down from the current $178,242.
Sanitation department for fiscal year 2005-06:
$333,447, up from the current $325,000.
Capital improvement projects total $782,828, and
include other funding sources and transfers for a new
bike lane at the south end of the city at $250,000 and
pier renovations at $200,000, both of which are from
outside funding sources.
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Holmes Beach property owners should have a little
more left in their pocketbooks after paying their prop-
erty taxes for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
The Holmes Beach City Commission at its Sept. 20
budget hearing unanimously agreed to lower the city's
millage rate to 1.9 mills, down from the current 2.0
millage rate. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed
value of a property, less any exemptions.
At the same time, commissioners approved a
record $10.14 million budget, but that figure is some-
what misleading, said City Treasurer Rick Ashley. The
city is funding construction of new Key Royale Bridge
in the budget, and has a pledge by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to refund that money from the
DOT budget within the next few years.
While the budget is a 20.6 percent spending in-
crease from the $8.4.million for 2004-05, it also in-
cludes a rise in ad,valorem revenues of 20.64 percent.
With the additional revenues, the city will be increas-
ing its reserve fund to $1.75 million, Ashley said.
Resident Joan Perry, however, objected to the bud-
get. No matter how one looks at it, she said, "This is a
tax increase on the citizens of Holmes Beach."
She suggested the commission remove funding of
the Key Royale Bridge from the budget and get the Sa-
rasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization to
live up to its prior commitment to fund the project.
Perry also claimed Mayor Carol Whitmore has
said previously she wants to provide services for "rich
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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.
Thursday, Sept. 29
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ladies Day Out Open House at
Island Chiropractic Center, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-0722.
Friday, Sept. 30
5 to 7 p.m. Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society
"Open Aqueous Show" artist reception at Longboat Key
Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key.
Saturday, Oct. 1
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master Gardener Plant Sale and Fair
at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Pal-
metto. Information: 722-4524.
8:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Safe boating class at the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Infor-
9 a.m.. to noon Florida Coastal Cleanup at several
locations, including Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria; Kingfish Boat Ramp, Manatee Avenue West,
Holmes Beach; FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road W.,
Cortez; and BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.
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Holmes Beach budget
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
Whitmore objected, stating that she had only said
that people who move to Holmes Beach "expect ser-
vices" and that's why they come to the city.
Perry also said the city is spending too much
money attempting to revise its land development codes
before rewriting the city's comprehensive plan. The
correct procedure, she said, is to first revise the comp
plan, then tackle the LDC.
The commission, however, voted 5-0 to approve
Trek Divers, 105 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Call for
check-in times: 799-1506.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shallow Water Fishing Expo at the
Sarasota-Bradenton Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E.,
Sarasota. Information: www.castlow.com. Fee applies.
7:30 to 11 p.m. Diamond W. Rodeo Bull Bash at the
Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Informa-
tion: 377-4780. Fee .applies.
Sunday, Oct. 2
10 a.m. to 5p.m. Shallow Water Fishing Expo at the
Sarasota-Bradenton Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E.,
Sarasota. Information: www.castlow.com. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. "Startoberfest" Sarasota Pops concert at
Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 746-4131 ext. 14. Fee applies.
Monday, Oct. 3
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
5 to 8:30p.m. A Taste of St. Armands at St. Armands
Circle Park, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554. Fee applies.
6 to 7:30p.m. "Monday Night ReMix" pickup basket-
ball games for ages 9 to 13 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
7:30 to 9p.m. -"Monday Night ReMix" pickup basket-
ball games for ages 14 to 17 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Tuesday, Oct. 4
10 a.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6:30 p.m. Construction update: Parking and Traffic
Flow Issues at Anna.Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria
City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
7:45 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
new member sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restau-
rant, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-
8 a.m. Anna Maria Elementary School "Walk to
School" Day departing from Manatee public Beach, Mr. Rob-
erts Resortwear in the S&S Plaza or Fat Cat Carpet and
Upholstery Cleaners in the Island Shopping Center. Informa-
1 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria welcome back
meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-5083.
5:30 p.m. Teen program with Island illustrator
Alexandra Lillis at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
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"The Highwaymen" Florida's African-American land-
scape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201
10th Street W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information:
746-4131. Fee applies.
All Island Denominations dinner and dance at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church Oct. 6.
Tai Chi at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Manatee Community College Jazz Band concert at
Neel Performing Arts Center Oct. 6.
Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Oct. 6.
Island Players present "The Foreigner" Oct. 6-16.
Re/Max Gulfstream Children's Miracle Network Golf
Tournament at the Longboat Key Club Harbourside Oct. 7.
Mixed-movement class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center.Oct. 7.
Islandwide Blood Drive Oct. 7.
Anna Maria Island Art League Faculty Exhibit opening
reception Oct. 7.
Oktoberfest Suncoast at the Sarasota County Fair-
grounds Oct. 7-9.
Fashion Show for American Red Cross at the Sand-
bar restaurant Oct. 8.
Children and Youth Family Forum at the Island Bap-
tist Church Oct. 8.
Passage Key's 100th Anniversary Oct. 10.
Bloodmobile at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Oct. 11.
Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary lunch at the BeachHouse
Restaurant Oct. 12.
Save the Date:
Island Bayfest Oct. 15.
STri-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.
Taste of Manatee downtown Bradenton Nov. 5.
Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel
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Center launches drive
With bargains in membership fees and programs,
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's annual
membership drive is under way.
"We seek new members the year around, but this
is a special time to sign up, with prizes being offered,"
said Sandee Pruett, Center business manager.
There will be drawings for prizes monthly through
December, she said, with gift certificates for local res-
taurants and shops as well two tickets for Universal
Studios in Orlando valued at $120.
"We haven't raised fees for almost two years," she
noted. Memberships are $15 per year for those under 17,
$30 for adults 18 to 54, $20 for seniors over 55, and spe-
cial family memberships. The fees go for scholarships, a
program to finance needy youngsters, and other benefits.
She said adult classes are offered throughout the
year, including exercises, art, dance, educational semi-
nars and others.
REACH, Responsible, Educated Adolescents Can
Help, is the Centers program for youths from 11 to 17
years of age and includes homework help, leadership
training, girls' and boys' discussion groups, commu-
nity service projects, career awareness social activities,
and group outings.
LEAD, Leadership, Education, Athletic Depart-
ment, offers competitive team sports throughout the
year in Little League softball, football, basketball, soc-
cer, indoor soccer, and weekend tournaments. The
LEAD program is open to ages 4 through 17.
Additional information and membership forms are
available at 778-1908.
Chamber card exchange
this evening in Cortez
The Anna Maria. Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor a business card exchange beginning at 5
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.
The event will be at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628
119th St., at the eastern end of the Cortez waterfront. The
chamber asks that RSVPs be recorded at 778-1541.
James F. Bell
James F. Bell, 90, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died Sept. 23.
Mr. Bell was born in London, Ohio, and lived there
until 1971. He was a former Ohio Supreme Court jus-
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
He is survived by wife Gloria of Bradenton; son
Stephen of Sarasota; daughter Betsey of Avon Lake,
Ohio; and grandsons James Bradley and William
Jean Helen Lamb Burns
Jean Helen Lamb Burns, 78, of Bradenton, died
Memorial contributions may be made to Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, 2213 Avenue B, Bradenton
Beach FL 34217, or Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by daughter B.J.; sons Bobby and
Jimmy; sister Janet; brothers Jim, Howard and Dave;
and eight grandchildren.
James Clay Cossairt Jr.
James Clay Cossairt Jr., 75, of Anna Maria, died
Born in Colon, Mich., Mr. Cossairt was a U.S.
Navy veteran, serving in Korea. He witnessed the
Atomic Energy Proving Ground with Operation Sand-
stone aboard the USS Bairoko in 1948. He was a bar-
bershop owner, candidate for the Florida House of
Representatives and owner of Cool Air Products and
Polk Air Filter Sales. He was a commercial fisherman,
mason, plumber, carpenter, surveyor, roofer, electri-
cian, auctioneer and farmer. He was known as "Mr.
Skyway" as toll booth operator at the Sunshine Skyway
Memorial services were Sept. 24.
He is survived by daughter Catherine ReNell
Moroz; grandson Cameron Moroz; granddaughter
Tyler Moroz; brothers Casey, Josef and Pete; and
Helen W. Roak
Helen W. Roak, 89, of Bradenton, died Sept. 24.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Roak moved to Mana-
tee County from there in 1952. She was a juvenile cor-.
rections officer for Manatee County. She was Catho-
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-
She is survived by son Floyd "Buzz" and wife
Laura of Holmes Beach; and grandson Reid.
Coletta Marie Sundstrom
Coletta Marie Sundstrom, 99, of Bradenton, died
Born in Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Sundstrom moved to
Manatee County from Washington, Ill., in 1970. She
was a member of the Chapter of CC PEO Sisterhood,
Gloria Dei Luteran Church of Holmes Beach, Lutheran
Church Council and past president of Women Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church. She was a member and past
heart chair of the Women's Club in Illinois and past
president of the Federation of Women's Club of Wash-
Memorial services were Sept. 27 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church', 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son-in-law James J. White and
his wife Elsie of Etowah, N.C.; five grandchildren; and
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Love of sea drew Holmes
Beach resident to U.S. Navy
Holmes Beach resident Fred Mischler grew up on
Long Island, where he loved sailing, swimming and
being on the ocean. The sea ran in his family. One of
his uncles was the original captain of the U.S.S. Wasp
aircraft carrier when it was built in 1935.
So, it was only natural that he'd join the U.S. Navy
after the United States entered World War II. Besides,
he said, being a sailor looked a lot better than being a
On Dec. 7, 1941, Fred and his older brother were
at home listening to a pro football game when the ra-
dio announcer broke in with the news about Pearl Har-
bor. Fred was just 16 and still in high school, but his
brother immediately made plans to join the Navy.
"We all knew we'd have to go in and do our part,
but since I loved the sea and my brother was in the
Navy, I figured that was the way for me."
Just a few days before his 18th birthday, Fred
joined the Navy and was assigned to boot.camp in
Following basic training, the.Navy told Fred he had
an aptitude for electronics and assigned him for further
training in the just-developed operations of radar and
That turned out to be Fred's first introduction to
Florida as he was sent to Key West for his training. In
those days, however, Key West was a bit different than
the raucous party town it is today.
"All I remember is that there was Duval Street and
nothing else except the naval base. It was pretty quiet,"
But his next duty station was to the U.S.S.
McDermut, a newly commissioned destroyer based in
.Brooklyn. Fred and his crewmates took the McDermut
to Bermuda for its shakedown cruise, then headed to
the Panama Canal for assignment in the Pacific.
"We were all pretty young and ready for action.
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On board the McDermut, Fred quickly learned that
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In the Pacific, the McDermut participated in the
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nearly pitch-black room in the middle of the ship, the
officer, directed the battle and Fred was right in the
heart pf the action and knew the entire battle. As a ra-
dar operator on the dead reckoning tracer, he tracked
eeneni shipsconverging on the fleet and gave that in-
formation to the executive officer.
"It was pretty exciting duty. I was right there and
knew everything that was going on. I knew when we
were being attacked by ships or planes."
But there were no attacks in the first few invasions,
That came in June 1944 when the fleet invaded
Saipan. The Japanese aircraft, however, were after the
flantop.." (aircraft carriers) or "battlewagons" (battle-
ships) and considered the destroyers as "small fry."
When the invasion force turned to Guam after
Saipan, Fred remembers it was the first time Japanese
shore batteries fired upon the McDermut. "Luckily,
their aim wasn't too 'od. We were in close to shore
protecting the carriers and battleships. The Japanese
couldn't shoot that far, but they could see us real close
and fired away. But they never hit anything, not even
a near miss."
From Saipan, the McDermut sailed to Tinian for
that invasion and it was there that Fred and his crew got
a taste of war up front and personal.
The Japanese had told the.civilian population of
Tinian that if they surrendered to the Americans, the
women would be raped and the children killed. Instead
of facing that future, the women and children jumped
off a cliff at the. northern end of the island to a certain
"We found bodies floating in the water. It was a
very shocking. You just don't expect that and we won-
dered about the people who would believe that stuff.
Finding those dead bodies really affected a lot of the
By early September 1944, the fleet that would.in-
vade the Philippines began assembling .and the
McDermut would take part in what would be Gen.
Douglas McArthur's return, and see the last great na-
val battle of the war, perhaps ever.
The invasion took place in October 1944 and the
Japanese Navy sent three task forces to halt the Ameri-
In what later became kno\w n as ihe Battle of Ley te
Gulf, the American Navy \ as \ ailing for the Japanese
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
when they sailed out of the Surigao Strait.
"They were sitting ducks. They were all in a line
and we 'crossed the T' on them," said Fred.
The Japanese lost numerous battleships, cruisers
and destroyers and the McDermut was credited with
assisting in the sinking of. a number of ships.
"That was the last major sea battle of the war, or
probably ever. Now, the Navy uses guided missiles
launched from hundreds of miles away. I don't think
you'll ever have a sea battle like that again."
From Leyte, the McDermut went to Luzon and
Mindanao for those invasions and saw Japanese kami-
kaze planes for the first time.
"We got two coming at us and had a near miss with
another. Mostly, they were after the small carriers and
some of those got hit. We were lucky," remembered
The McDermut was not so lucky at the invasion of
Okinawa in April 1945.
Japanese kamikazes flew so low that the entire
fleet had to lower its guns to hit the planes. The battle-
ship Missouri was firing at an attacking kamikaze and
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accidentally sent a 5-inch shell through the bow of the
McDermut, killing three men and injuring many oth-
"It was just an accident," said Fred, "but it knocked
us out of the war for a while."
Returning to action, the McDermut participated in
bombarding "Tokyo, then was ordered to Alaska and
eventually San Francisco for some much-needed rest
Heading for Alaska, Fred heard that the atomic
bomb had been dropped on Japan. Not knowing exactly
what that was, Fred and his mates didn't think much of
it until they reached Alaska. That afternoon, Aug. 15,
1944, they learned that Japan had surrendered.
"We were all pretty happy until we were told we
had to go back to Japan to bring in the occupation army.
That meant we were missing San Francisco and we
were none too happy about that."
The ship returned to the Japanese island of
Honshu, where the Japanese formally surrendered
that island to the occupation forces on Sept. 8 on
board the McDermut. After a few more months of
duty, the McDermut finally sailed for San Francisco
"I was with the ship from the day it was commis-
sioned to the day it was deactivated and mothballed,"
said a proud Fred.
After discharge, Fred returned to Long Island
where he got married. He eventually went into the in-
surance business as an underwriter, then as a broker. He
spent 40 years in the business and retired to Holmes
Beach in 1987.
"I have no regrets about my service. My naval duty
made me what I am. I went in as a boy and came out a
man and met some of the greatest people I've ever
known. I'm real proud of my service and wouldn't have
missed it for the world."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any al-
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France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
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from you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.
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TIE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 28, 2005 E PAGE 15
With their season opening Oct. 6 with "The
Foreigner," Island Players are driving season ticket
sales at the bargain $65 for all five plays of the sea-
Regular ticket price is $15 per performance,
which adds up to $75 for the season, making the
season ticket a good buy, said Lois Biel, manager
of the box office, and anyone wishing to be a spon-
sor with his or her name in the program may ar-
range it with Biel for a minimum donation of $25
The box office will be open from 9 a.m. until
1 p.m. from now until the play opens, and then an
hour before curtain time.
"The Foreigner" launches the Island Players'
57th season, opening Thursday, Oct. 6, and running
until Oct. 16. Curtain times are 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sun-
days, no performances Mondays.
The play tells the odd story of a young man
named Charlie, who is so shy he is afraid to talk to
strangers. At a Georgia fishing lodge, a friend
spreads the word that Charlie has no English. That
results in the young protagonist hearing things he
shouldn't. This, said director Kelly Wynn Wood-
land, leads to a funny and satisfying ending.
Max Mayerhofer plays the befuddled Charlie,
and is joined in the cast by David Y. Smith, Mona
Upp, Stan Koci, Sage Hall, Sam. McDowell and
Helping Woodland are Ruth Stevens as stage
manager; Koci, set designer; Chris McVicker,
lighting designer; Don Bailey, costume designer;
and Bob Grant, sound designer.
The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Additional information may be obtained by
calling the box office at 778-5755.
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PAGE 16 N SEPT. 28. 2005 U THE ISLANDER
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School has several events
happening in October, so get ready to mark your cal-
First up, students will take part in Fire Prevention
Week, which begins Oct. 3. Firefighters from the West
Manatee Fire and Rescue District will visit the school
and give a fire prevention presentation to all grade lev-
Next is a special birthday celebration to com-
memorate the media center's "Squirrel's Nest" in
memory of former teacher Pat Wagner. The squirrel's
nest houses books on nature, and a special fund to
which donations can be made are used to purchase
books to add to the nest.
The fifth-grade "Leadership Team" will decorate
a memorial tree in the courtyard for Wagner's birthday,
Oct. 16, which is also the date the squirrel's nest was
created three years ago.
In the new school building, a special reading nook
thatextends from the media center is being built spe-
Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, Oct. 3
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks,/Cereal, Toast, Bagel, Fruit
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or Ravioli, Breadstick,
Mixed Vegetables, Sliced Peaches, Juice Bar
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Fish Nuggets, Green
Beans, Roll, Fruit Cocktail
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Breakfast:.French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Hamburger Gravy on
Mashed-Potatoes, Veggies with Dip, Sliced Pears
Thursday, Oct. 6
Breakfast: Pancakes with Apple Topping, Cereal,
Lunch: Hot Dog or Taco Salad, Potato Smiles,
Winter Veggie Mix, Chilled Applesauce, Chortles
Friday, Oct. 7
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Tuesday, Oct. 18, will be the first student produc-
tion of the 2005-06 school year in the school audito-
rium. Third-graders will perform the musical "Just for
Grins" at 7 p.m., following a Parent-Teacher Organi-
zation dinner, sponsored by.a local restaurant, and
From Oct. 23 to Oct. 31, students will learn about
Red Ribbon Week through the morning news program.
AME Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison said School
Resource Officer Pete Lannon will join her on the
morning news and speak to students about drug preven-
tion. On Oct: 28, Harrison will hand out reminders of
the drug prevention message either a red ribbon,
button or other item that students can wear.
The month ends with the annual PTO Fall Festival,
which is an annual school fundraiser. This year it will
be held at of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach. There will be prize drawings and game booths
hosted by each AME class. New this year will be a tat-
too and hair-coloring booth. Other favorites will return,
such as the duck pond, skeet ball and putt-putt golf.
There will be food available from local restaurants
and prizes donated from local businesses.
The event will begin with costumed students pa-
rading on Gulf Drive to the church, where there will
first be a costume contest.
Prize tickets will be on sale at the upcoming
Bayfest celebration Oct. 15 in Anna Maria.The class
which sells the most tickets will be rewarded. In addi-
tion, the class to donate the most baked goods for the
bake sale will win a pizza partyfrom Papa John's res-
For more information about school events, call
AME welcomes new teachers
Anna Maria Elementary School welcomes
Heather Bosch and Phyllis Omilak to its staff this
Heather Bosch is the new first-grade teacher.
She is transferring to AME from Orange-Ridge
Bullock Elementary School.
Omilak has been a teacher for 28 years and
comes to AME from McNeal Elementary School.
She is the new second-grade teacher.
The teachers were hired due to increased en-
Janie Ensworth, who began the year teaching
first-grade, is now teaching the fourth-grade class.
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to address parking, traffic
By Diana Bogan
The public is encouraged to attend a community
forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Anna Maria
Elementary School auditorium to learn about upcom-
ing parking and traffic-flow issues during the final con-
struction phases of the new school.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said the construction
team will provide information on how parking and traf-
fic patterns will be accommodated during the comple-
tion of the new school. She said the community will,
at various stages of construction, lose access to its park-
ing lot and the bus loop. The construction team has
been working on plans to accommodate the school's
needs and will have drawings and solutions to present
at the meeting.
Hayes said the team'will also update the commu-
nity on the landscaping plan. Arborist David Jones
is still working on that plan and Hayes noted that
some adjustments will need to be made to the design
previously presented to t he conimuiity at public
Hayes advised that since the auditorium is no
longer going to be rebuiltand attached tothe new main
building, but instead the existing auditorium dill be
renovated, the landscape plan is being adjusted to work
around the existing building.
In other construction news, Hayes reported that
Island artist Woody Candish met with the construction
team and has agreed to design a dolphin sculpture for
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Fashion show to help
A fashion show to raise funds for hurricane victims
through the Red Cross is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Sandbar restaurant, 100
Spring Ave., Anna Maria
It will be sponsored jointly by First in Real Estate,
Suerics Seaside Boutique, both in Bradenton Beach,
and the Sandbar. Organizing the affair is Trude Moyer
of First in Real Estate.
Proceeds will go to the Red Cross hurricane relief
program, she said.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 20,300 block of Spring Avenue, theft. Some-
one stole a license plate from a vehicle while the owner
was away on vacation.
Sept. 13, 104 First St. N., Electrical Service and
Maintenance, theft. A business sign was removed from
the front of the building and a license plate was miss-
ing from a work van.
Sept. 13, 100 block of 10th.St. S., drug arrest. A
Bradenton Beach teenager was arrested for possession
of .7 grams of marijuana after he was stopped by an
officer for riding his bicycle without front or rear lights.
Sept. 14,2100 block of Avenue A, information. An
officer responded to an argument over rent money tak-
ing place between roommates.
Sept. 15, 1101 Gulf Drive N., Queen's Gate Inn,
stolen property/drug arrest. Marsha Koch, 41, of Semi-
nole, was arrested-after attempting to use a stolen credit
card to pay for her rental unit. Officers went to the
defendant's room to retrieve.the stolen card where,
according to the report, they found several more cards
and blank checks belonging to other people. Koch was
also found to be in % violation of probation and there was
an outstanding Manatee County warrant issued for her
Sept. 19,5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police
Department, fraud. A man went to the police station to
report receipt of a personal check in payment for a.
motorcycle. He indicated that the check was written on
an account that may be in\ alid.
Sept. 19, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft/trespass.
A man previously given a trespass warning in July was
arrested for returning to the store and attempting to
leave without paying for items.
Sept. 20, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, trespass.
Three men were issued a trespass warning at the
manager's request. One of the men was also arrested on
warrants from Manatee and Sarasota counties.
You can join Larry the Crash Test Dummy and the
Campbell Soup Kids for International Walk to School
Day Wednesday, Oct. 5. There will be three gathering
points in Holmes Beach for parents and students to
walk or bike to Anna Maria Elementary School to-
gether safely: Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive;
Mr. Roberts Resortwear, 5330 Gulf Drive; and Fat Cat
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners, 5400 Marina Drive at
the Island Shopping Center. The annual event teaches
students safety rules and routes to school. Participants
should gather at 8 a.m. for the group walk, and parents
can return on foot or take the trolley. For more infor-
mation, call Debbie Scott at 778-0268. Islander Photo:
'Perpetual Motion' class resuming
"Perpetual Motion," a mixed movement program for
exercise and dance, will return to the Anna Maria Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Fridays
at 9 a.m. starting Oct. 7, said its leader, Maureen Dye.
The class incorporates dance and exercise to the
beat of rock and roll, classical, jazz and big band mu-
sic, she explained. Cost is $5 per class for members, $8
for nonmembers. Details'are available at 778-1908.
'Tai Chi for Arthritis' demo
A demonstration of "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Gen-
eral Health" is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6,'at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center to illustrate
the benefits of the program, which will begin the fol-
Sherry Fideler will demonstrate the discipline at
the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and lead
the six-week class beginning Oct. 13.
Cost is $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers;
Details may be obtained by calling 778-1908.
THEISLANDER N SEPT. 28. 2005 U PA(GE 17
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 name of the
petition is Floridians for Youth Tobacco Education.
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 Cancer Society, American Heart Asso-
ciation and the American Lung Association. She is Ameri-
can Cancer Society Advocacy Chairperson.
The statewide goal is the 611,000 signatures required
to get an amendment proposition on the general election
ballot in November 2006. Of these, she wants at least
1,800 Manatee County registered voters to sign the peti-
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
Call Young at 773-6581 for a petition.
Hob Nob Island Style set
The annual Hob Nob Island Style will be from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Mattison's Steakhouse at the
Plaza, 525 Bay Isles Pkwy., Longboat Key.
Sponsored by the Longboat/Lido/St. Armands Cham-
ber of Commerce, it aims to "bring businesses together
with local elected officials in a relaxed social setting."
RSVPs may be registered and further information
obtained by calling 383-2466.
Woman's Club opens season
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
have a "welcome back" meeting for all members and
friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.
This first meeting of the season will be at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,'
hosted by the club's board of directors. Details may be
obtained by calling 778-6083.
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PAGE 18 M SEPT. 28, 2005 U THE ISLANDER
Look north or to crystal ball for better fishing
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Traces of red tide off Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key were evident last week, but the waters
appeared clear to the north in Terra Ceia Bay and
We're dealing with summertime fishing right now,
with lots of good reports of snook and redfish in the
backwaters and lots of hookups of snapper and grou-
per in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he took Bill Waite of Palmetto and his son
Chris from Naples fishing Friday morning while Hur-
ricane Rita was sitting about due west. "High tide was
at 2:30 a.m. and the low at 11:30 a.m." Capt. Zach
noted. "When we left the dock at 7:30 a.m. the tide was
still almost to the top of the docks. This allowed us to
fish in most places that could only be reached at the top
of an outgoing tide. For about two hours we enjoyed
near non-stop action with snook and redfish. The amaz-
ing thing was we had mullet spinning and dying all
around us from red tide and could barely keep our bait
alive. The rest of the tide produced little or no action
at several different spots we tried." Capt. Zach added
that "I wish I could look into a crystal ball and figure
what is going to happen going into fall fishing, so I
think I'll just leave it at 'hope for the best' right now."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore fishing is excellent right now for grouper, snap-
per, amberjack and blackfin tuna and there are bonita
'Race for Cure' draws Islander
Birgit Quam of Anna Maria will walk and jog
again this year in the "Race for the Cure" in St. Peters-
burg to support research for a cure for breast cancer.
She is looking for sponsors for her effort in the race
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Vinoy Park. She said sponsors may
make checks payable to "Komen Florida Suncoast
Race for the Cure" and mail them to her at P.O. Box
483; Anna Maria FL 34216.
Those wishing to participate may register online at
komensuncoast.com or at the park from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, or the next day, race day, from
6 to 7:30 a.m.
Runners will start at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, walkers at
8 a.m., a one-mile "fun run/walk" will be at 9:15 a.m.
and a "survivor celebration and awards ceremony" at
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nice gag grouper she caught while on a charter with
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters.
schools starting to form in the Gulf. For backwater
action, Bill said to look for lots of redfish and snook,
with good hookups coming from Terra Ceia and
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he had one trip last week and did well with
snook, redfish and trout, using artificial as bait.
At Skyway Bait &Tackle, reports include redfish
coming from in back of Joe's Island near the man-
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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said action there
includes redfish, snook, snapper and a few black drum.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishing action there includes snapper, flounder, a few
small bonnethead sharks and some snook, with the
linesiders coming on mostly at night.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there seem to be lots and lots of redfish in front of
Miguel Bay, and he's seeing lots of mangrove snapper
around the dock at the crab house. Terra Ceia Bay is
pumping out a pretty fair catch of keeper-size snook,
too, he said, and snapper are still coming from most of
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's finding
snook fishing to be pretty good on the higher tides, with
redfish hitting very well on the lower tides.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
lots of redfish being caught around Perico Island and
mangrove snapper near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
There were also some good-sized snook hooked near
Prices Key at the mouth of Palma Sola Bay.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's doing very well out in better than
100 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. "We are catch-
ing lots of gag grouper, red grouper, big mangrove
snapper and large yellowtail snapper," he said, "using
live pinfish and frozen Spanish sardines as bait. Fish-
ing should be real good this week as the Gulf settles
down and cleans up from Hurricane Rita. Some of the
best fishing is right after a hurricane goes through."
On my boat Magic, we had only a few trips out last
week due to the wind and weather, but managed to
catch several reds to 25 inches, snook to 31 inches, a
few snapper and three flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on' the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.
Network needs a few
The RE/MAX Gulfstream-sponsored golf
tournament for the Children's Miracle Network
has 104 golfers signed up of its goal of 144, said
Lacey Weaver of the realty office.
The, fifth annual tournament will be Friday,
Oct. 7, at the Longboat Key Harbourside course.
Registration will be at 11:30 a.m., with tee-off at
1 p.m. There will be prizes for teams placing
first, second, and third, and for individuals clos-
est to the pin on several holes, longest drive by
a man and a woman, and a putting contest. Fee
for golfers is $125 each.
All of the proceeds will be distributed by the
Children's Miracle Network to All Children's
Hospital in St. Petersburg, said Weaver. The
network is a nonprofit organization that raises
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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 28, 2005 M PAGE 19
On water, hurricanes, helping hands, noise
The aftermath of two major hurricanes blowing
through the Gulf of Mexico in a month has done a num-
ber on the Gulf's water. Although Anna Maria Island
was spared from any storm-related damage, the issue
of water quality remains is it safe to go swimming?
SSure. Kinda. So far, anyway.
Hurricane Katrina's passage and the flooding in
New Orleans that ensued and subsequent stormwater
runoff (toxic gumbo?) is a concern. A plume of dirty
water is, or was, lurking south of Louisiana, moving
south via the Loop Current.
A whole host of officials from federal, state, re-
gional and other agencies have been and will continue
to take water samples and monitor the plume's passage.
"We will share the information gathered during
this sampling effort with other agencies to aid in deter-
mining any health risks, short- and long-term environ-
mental impacts, and impacts to commercial and recre-
ational fisheries and other wildlife," said Gil McRae,
director of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in
St. Petersburg. "This initial sampling effort off Panama
City.should also tell us whether the Mississippi River
water is crossing the continental shelf break or hugging
the shelf with the Loop Current, as we suspect."
The Loop Current, by the way, is a huge current
that flows north between Cuba and the Yucatan Pen-
insula, then splits in spirals with one heading and loop-
ing along the Texas coast'and another going east and
then south off Florida's west coast. The.eventual out-
fall forms the start of the Gulf Stream off the Florida
Keys and goes to Greenland.
I would guess, though, that all bets are off as to
what the Katrina-spawned plume will do until.things
settle down following Rita. One school of thought is
that that dirty water got chopped into foam in Rita's at-
one-time 175-mph winds. Another argument is that the
winds and waves could have concentrated the mess
and, with more flooding and more stormwater runoff
from New Orleans, things could get even worse.
It's like that pesky water-glass question. Is it half
,full.or half empty?
One thing thing that is certain, though, is that the
persistent red tide inflicting our area was driven ashore
as Rita passed. Even some of us who are not usually
susceptible to the scratchy throats and coughing were
hacking over the weekend, and if the dead fish along
the Gulf and bay shores and in the bayside canals are
any indication, our fishy friends are faring even worse.
Remember that Manatee County, as well as all
other coastal counties in Florida,.conducts water-qual-
ity testing at set sites along the shore weekly. We
haven't had an "unsafe beach" advisory around here for
a while, and there have been no "beach closed" notices
provided as of early this week.
But, if in doubt, check with a lifeguard.
A good thing to have done
My buddy Jack Gurney just got back from three
weeks as a volunteer with the American Red Cross,
aiding Hurricane Katrina refugees. It sounds like it
must have been quite a time.
Jack, like most of the rest of us, was hypnotized by
the scenes on TV describing the damage to Mississippi,
Alabama and New Orleans following Kttrlrinia' p,-
sage. Unlike the rest ofi u. ihoul1_i. he decided to take
some direct action: He went down to the American Red
Cross office in Sarasota, went through a training pro-
gram, and volunteered to help out. He was deployed to
Lawrenceville, Ga., to help displaced people sent there
to get on with their lives.
With his background as a reporter, Jack started out
doing case work with clients, interviewing people pri-
marily from Louisiana at first, and then later from Mis-
sissippi, helping to determine their financial, medical
and personal needs. Reconnection with loved ones and
family was a key element in his task.
As time wore on, though, Jack's background in
government he served as a city commissioner and
mayor of Sarasota for a few years took him to the
unenviable post as "mass care director" wherein he
made sure the 1,000 or so clients and workers received
food and other supplies daily. I got the impression that
there was a lot of scrounging;involved in the process.
He explained that the process involves more than
just handouts. Some folks are getting settled in apart-
ments and other more permanent residences, while
emergency crews deal with what is left of their homes.
As we learned from Hurricane Charley in Punta Gorda,
Wauchula and other hurricane-affected Florida cities,
it's not-going to be a quick fix.
Jack's son Todd followed the Gurney tradition and
left late last week for Gulfport, Miss., to help in the
relief effort. Todd will be piloting 18-wheelers around
for a month.
I'm proud of them both.
Got a nice e-mail from a man from England last
week asking about hurricane information. He, his bride
5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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Captain Steven Salgado
Lifetime experience in local waters
Full & Half Day Trips:
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Fish stories and photos
of your catch are always
welcome at The Islander.
Photos are returned.
Label with names, catch,
etc. Phone contact.
and the wedding entourage are coming to the Island in
a week or so and he was rightfully worried about all the
We sent him a list of Internet sites that provide
information about storms and thought that anybody not
glued to the tube here may find the Web sites and data
they offer of interest. Enjoy:
Evacuation and shelter information:
co.manatee.fl.us go to the emergency operation sec-
tion for evacuation routes and information.
Forecast information: nhc.noaal.gov the official
National Hurricane Center site.
eglin.af.mil/weather/tropics.html a very cool
site with lots of graphics.
ndbc.noaa.gov/hmd.shtml all of the weather
buoys throughout the world, with lots of real-time
weather information provided.
Anyone who's spent any time on any of the barrier
islands off the Florida coast knows that the sand which
constitutes the islands moves with the wind, waves,
tides and currents.
Depending on the storm, the leach can be wider or
narrower. After Hurricane Katrina passed through the
Northern Gulf Coast, some of the islands moved land-
ward at a significant rate.
Several federal agencies, notably NASA, provide
documented aerial and satellite photography "on Dau-
phin Island, a.barrier island approximately 90 miles
from where Katrina made landfall, storm surge inun-
dated the island and waves transported sand landward
into fan-shaped deposits, shifting the entire island land-
Good news for bayfront property owners who sud-
denly have a whole new "beach" in front of their
homes;,but bad news for Gulffront property owners
who suddenly have a whole new meaning to the word
"waterfront" some of the beach homes are well out
in the surf on that island.
What with all of the horrors of the past few weeks
caused by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita -
don't you just love that alliteration? here's a bit of
lightness and frivolity.
Jeff Rubin opened Vin Cella in north Sarasota City
Early this year. It's a wine celler, where customers can
rent a climate-controlled space in an old warehouse to
store up to 2,000 bottles of their finest. Also available
is a lounge and a room for tasting and catered dinners
for up to 20 people.
He's got52 padlocked cellers in the place, and has
already rented half of the units.
The cost? "Only" $800 a month.
Vin Cella may be the only thingI've heard of lately
that makes beachfront property on Anna Maria Island
sound like a deal.
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PAGE 20 ( SEPT. 28, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
Young Chiles spikes up varsity volleyball
By Kevin Cassidy
Most folks in Florida and especially locally are
familiar with the Chiles name as in the late Florida
Gov. Lawton Chiles but there is a Captain Chiles,
a teen showing her leadership skills, though not yet in
politics. Lifelong Islander Christin Chiles is a starting
outside hitter and senior captain for the 11-2 Manatee
Hurricanes varsity volleyball team that recently won
the Manatee Counfy tournament title over Bradenton
Chiles, along with fellow senior captain Kim Kern,
led a young Hurricanes squad past a BCS team that had
captured the Manatee County Tournament the past five
years in succession. Manatee High has five freshman
players playing prominent roles led by middle-hitter
Courtney McDonald, outside hitter Taylor Mealy, de-
fensive specialists Brittany Wilson and Erin Brooks,
and setter Christina Rigo, so senior leadership is vital.
Other members of the team include sophomore trans-
fer Tara Stutts, German exchange student Julia
Prochazka, juniors Adilia Taylor and Amanda Arndt,
and fellow senior Shmita Patel.
Winning the Manatee County title is the hallmark
for Chiles' two-year career as a starter on the Lady
Canes, but she has her sights set higher. "I really think
we can beat Venice and win districts," stated Chiles,
who added that she really wants to advance to the state
So far on the season, Christin has accumulated 35
Skills, 60 digs, 10 assists, five blocks and recorded 52
service points, including 22 aces. Manatee Coach Su-
san Rigo says that Christin is really an asset to the team
right now. "She's really come into her own and stepped
up her level of play. During our recent five-set win at
Charlotte High, we were leading 12-10 in the fifth
game and needed some breathing room. Christin
stepped up and hit a strong serve that came right back
to Kein, who put it away. Last year, Christin might
have cracked a little bit under pressure, but not now.
She's playing with such confidence."
Volleyball isn't the only activity in Chiles' life.
She's a very good student as evident by her hefty 4.2
cumulative grade-point average and is a member of the
prestigious National Honor Society. Christin is also an
active member of Reinaunce service club, and is a
school leader for Wild Life, an offshoot of Young Life
Ministries. Chiles plays the guitar and writes her own
songs, which she is currently compiling for a CD that
she hopes will soon be completed.
Christin, daughter of Ed and Anne Chiles, plans on
attending the University of Florida after graduating
MHS. She plans to major in early childhood education,
and she's currently gaining valuable experience in the
field by interning under Island resident and teacher
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Center soccer action
Air & Energy won its only game last week to re-
main undefeated and in first place in Division III (ages
12-14), while Island Real Estate did the same in Divi-
sion II (ages 10-11) as soccer action continued at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. West Coast Air
Conditioning won its only game to vault to the top of
the Division I (ages 8-9) standings N idh a 2-l record
and six points, which technically ties them with
LaPensee Plumbing. LaPensee stands at 2-2 after split-
ting a pair of games last week.
Harry's Continental Kitchens split a pair of games
to stay within three points of Island Real Estate in Di-
vision II, while Mike Norman Realty won two games
last week to move into s_ ond place in Division III, one
victory away from tying Air & Energy with nine points.
Instructional Division action is also ongoing for the
league's youngest players, but no scores are kept in
what are some very competitive games.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Pine Avenue Store came away with a hard-fought
Julian Botero carries the ball toward the goal for his West Coast Surf Sl/ 'l/team as Pine Avenue Store
mid ficlder Alex Hall goes for the tackle during Division II soccer action at the Anna Maria Island
C ominl mi y Center..' '' .- ",
Clh, t in Chiles spikes the ball.
3-2 victory over West Coast Surf Shop on Sept. 23 to
earn its first victory of the season in Division II soccer
action at the Center. Goals by Alex Hall, Savannah
Hendrickson and WV\ an Hoffman po:\k ered the offense.
which also received trong performances from
midfielders Jake Rappe, Matt Danziger and Elijah
Clay-Chapman. Goalie Kyle Crum played well behind
defenders Emily Rappe and MichelleOldham.
The Surf Shop failed to earn its first victory despite
strong games from Giorgio Gomez and Julian Botero,;
who both scored goals in the loss. Stephanie Purnell
and Jerry Mayer played strong defensive games as did.
goalie Hailey Dearlove, who made several strong saves
for the Surf Shop.
Harry's Continental Kitchens sauteed West Coast
Surf Shop 5-2 on Sept. 2,1 in Division II soccer action.
Daniel Pimental led the way with three goals, while
Jonah Castor and Trevor Bystrom each notched one
goal in the victory.
Giorgio Gomez and Julian Botero each scored one
goal to lead West Coast Surf Shop,in the loss.
Island Real Estate edged Harry's Continental
Kitchens by one goal with a 4-3 score on Sept. 20 in
Division II soccer. Paulo Fonseca led IRE with two
goals, while Chandler Hardy and Austin Wash each
one goal to the IRE victory.
Trevor Bystrom scored a pair of goals to lead
Harry's, which also received one goal from Savannah
Schield in the loss.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
Division III (ages 8-9)
Mike Norman Realty captured its second win of
the week with a 2-0 shutout victory over Danziger Al-
lergy & Sinus in Division III soccer action on Sept. 22.
Rip Shafer and Ryan Gilman again led the offense with
one goal apiece, while Jake Parsons and Logan Reiber
sparked a strong defensive effort in the victory.
Air & Energy swamped Cannons Marina 7-0, get-
ting goals from five different players in the Sept. 22,
Division III contest. Brothers Adam and Joel Hart each
tallied two goals, while Samantha Purnell, Henry
Bernet and Trevor Albers added one goal each in the
Mike Norman Realty edged Cannon's Marina by
a 2-1 score on Sept. 20 in Division III soccer action at
the Center. Ryan Gilman and Rip Shafer each tallied
one goal for Mike Norman in the victory.
Hunter Parrish notched the lone goal for Cannons
in the loss.
Division I (ages 12-14)
West Coast Air Conditioning outlasted LaPensee
Plumbing to win a 9-7 shootout on Sept. 23 in Division
I soccer action. The win lifted WCAC into first place
with a 2-1 record. Max Marnie and Broderick West led
WCAC with three goals each, while Darren Phillips
Anna Maria Island Community
Center Soccer League standings
as of Sept. 23
Division I (ages 12-14)
Mr. Bones 1
Division II (ages 10-11)
Pine Ave. 1
Surf Shop 0
Division III (ages 8-9)
3 points for win, 1 point fi
Lost Tie Points
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Giorgio Gomez knifes through the defense to score a
goal for his West Coast Surf Shop team.
notched a pair of goals and Chris Callahan added one
to complete the scoring in the two-goal victory.
LaPensee Plumbing was led by Joey Hutchinson's
game-high four goals, while Heldino Gomez had a pair
of goals and Brittany Hopkins finished with one goal
in the loss.
ReMax Gulfstream Realty broke into the victory
column with a 3-2 win over Longboat Observer in Di-
vision I soccer action on Sept. 21. Matt Bauer led
ReMax with two goals, while teammate Ben
Valdivieso added one goal to complete the scoring.
Observer was led by Billy Alstrom and Celia Ware
with one goal apiece in the loss.
Mr. Bones BBQ Restaurant and Longboat Ob-
server battled to a 2-2 score on Sept. 19 in Division I
soccer action at the Center. Cory Wash scored both
goals for Mr. Bones, while Kyle Aritt and Blake Wil-
son notched goals for Longboat Observer in the tie.
LaPensee Plumbing earned a hard-fought 5-4 Di-
vision I victory over ReMax Gulfstream Realty on
Sept. 19. Joey Hutchinson led LaPensee with three
goals, while Brittany Hopkins added two goals in the
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
Division I (ages 12-14)
Sept. 28 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 30 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 3 6 p.m.
Oct. 3 7:30 p.m.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Sept. 28. 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 7 p.m.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Sept. 29 6 p.m.
Sept. 29 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 6 p.m.
Team vs. Team
ReMax vs. Mr. Bones
Observer vs. WCAC
LaPerisee vs. Mr. Bones
ReMax vs. WCAC
'Harry's vs. IRE
Surf vs. IRE
Pine Ave. Store vs. IRE
A&E vs. Norman
Cannon's vs. Danziger
Norman vs. Cannon's
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Sept. 28 6 p.m. Bistros vs. Morgan Stanley
Sept. 28 7 p.m. Barnes Walker vs. Duncan
Sept. 29 6 p.m. LB Kiwanis vs. Sparks
Sept. 29 7 p.m. TropicalT&E vs. Duncan
Oct. 4 6 p.m. LB Kiwanis vs. Duncan
Oct. 4 7 p.m. Bistros vs. Coastal Ortho.
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Ben Valdivieso provided all of the ReMax offense
with four goals in the loss.
Bradenton's Ron Pepka teamed up with Kathy
Stoltzfus of Anna Maria to defeat Debbie Rhodes of
Cortez and George McKay of Anna Maria to win the
horseshoe competition Sept. 24 at Anna Maria City
Hall. Pepka also won the Sept. 21 contest as well, but
this time he had to go it alone as the walker. He de-
feated the team of Jay Disbrow of Bradenton and
Stoltzfus. Pepka is on an 11-match winning streak that
he will attempt to extend during Wednesday's compe-
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall. Warm ups be-
gin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Cindy Mansour shot an even-par 32 to capture the
Class A, ladies low-net competition on Sept. 20 at Key
Royale Club. Mansour also won the tee-to-green half-
handicap completion as well. Nancy Grimme and
Tootie Wagner finished tied for second, two shots back
of Mansour with a pair of 34s.
Class B winner was Sally Keyes with a 35 that
placed her two shots ahead of Rose Slomba, Markie
Ksiazk and Jean Tourt. Nancy King managed a chip-
in on No. 9.
Center Soccer League schedule
PAGE 22 E SEPT. 28, 2005 N THE ISLANDER
I F S O UEM SE CntWinued ARAGESALE
SWING SET: you move, $50; wood headboard, full-
Ssize from Pottery Barn, $50; dog cage, $40; tanning
bed, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.
BUNK BEDS: Light wood, mattress and railings in-
cluded. Like new, $200. (941) 792-0035 or 545-0649.
MOVING SALE: Less than one-year-old Frigidaire
washer/dryer combo, $250; two 30-inch bar stools,
almond rattan, $25 each; Sharp large carousel
microwave, $40; Hunter Breeze 52-inch large
Casablanca ceiling fan, $75; three-piece oak and
tile dinette set, $125. (941) 538-0450.
WASHER/DRYER SET: electric, ivory color, $75;
bedroom set, includes headboard, queen/regular
frame, two night tables, dresser, mirror, all walnut,
$200. All good condition. (941) 761-2725.
DINING ROOM GLASS table, 4 by 7 feet and six
Parsons chairs. (941) 761-1344.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
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SPECTACULAR BIMINI BAYFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA home. Completely updated, custom maple
kitchen, ceramic tile, master bedroom with fireplace,
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brick patio overlooking Bimini Bay. Caged heated
pool, lush landscaping, two private docks/davits,
sprinkler system on well, hurricane film on windows
and sliding glass doors, two-car garage with reinforced
GULFFRONT WATERS EDGE
2BR/2BA Gulffront condo. Fabulous view of Gulf
and gorgeous walking beach. Turnkey furnished,
updated, ceramic tile. Excellent mid-island location.
Pool, secured lobby, under-building parking. One of
the Island's finest locations. Call to see. $995,000.
ISLAND'S FINEST COMMUNITY
2BR/2BA canalfront home in North Point Harbour.
New seawall, private dock, boaz lift, direct access.to
Tampa Bay and Intracoastal waterway. Vaulted ceil-
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community pool and tennis courts. Wonderful resi-
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PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnkey condo. Nicely'furnished in great
Westside location. Close to Anna Maria Island
beaches. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse with fitness
room, carport. Short drive to shopping and
NORTH POINT HARBOUR
4BR/3BA waterfront home in prestigious North Point
Harbour. Lap pool, waterfall and hot tub, community
tennis courts and pool, new seawall, dock, fruit trees,
large multi-car garage, vaulted ceiling, deck, french
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DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
1BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach Houiise condo. Turnkey
furnished in intimate, private complex with gorgeous
view of Gulf. Very nicely furnished, Sautillo tile, beau-
tiful walking beach, heated pool, excellent rental.
WOODED LOT ON WARES-CREEK
1BR/1BA mobile home on large wooded lot with fruit
trees and fence. Central location, room for a pool and
lots of room for RV or boat storage. Dead end street
with 125 feet on Wares Creek. Possible rezone for
"best use" PDR. 5 Units. $118,000.
WONDERFUL WESTBAY COVE
2BR/2BA condo. Light,-bright corner unit with view
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From $700 / month
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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. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.
FULL-SIZE FUTON: Premium mattress, seldom
used, $80. (941) 778-1102.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to
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available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
This elevated home features 3BR/
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on the north end of Anna Maria.
Vaulted ceilings, tile floor and open
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Sweeping Gulf views from this
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en Dahms, 778-0542
MOVING SALE: 9am Friday, Saturday, Sept. 30-
Oct. 1. 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. (941) 779-2733.
SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques: Hamilton
porcelain dolls, 70 percent off; all sterling jewelry,
50-70 percent off; all cookbooks, 25 percent off;
select gifts, antiques, bone-china thimbles, cups
and saucers, vintage jewelry, art, 35-70 percent off.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Open seven days
9:30am-5pm, (941) 779-0729.
LOST CAT: MAINE coon with white paws. Has
medical injury with sutures under front leg. Lost in
area of 71st Street, Holmes Beach. Answers to
"Bootsie". (941) 730-1086.
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Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa,
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Oktoberfest Suncoast, a two-weekend "taste of
Germany" with a strong Island connection, is sched-
uled at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000
It will be Oct. 7-9 and 14-16, from 3-11 p.m. Fri-
days, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, said Aida Matic-Chaffee of Holmes Beach.
She is a native of Munich, which she said is the
scene of the original Oktoberfest and is a staff member
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center. She is
serving on the organizing committee of the big event
in Sarasota. Admission will be $7 for adults, children
12 and under free, although adults who come attired in
authentic dirndl or lederhosen will not be charged ad-
This will be a virtual duplicate of Bavaria's
Oktoberfest, or the Weis'n, the anniversary festival of
the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess
Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
Matic-Chaffee noted that "music is the lifeblood"
of any Oktoberfest celebration, and this one is no ex-
ception. The first weekend will feature Alpen Echos,
the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati band from Ohio, while
Germeny's Mucikuss will take over the second week-
end. Both will play traditional Bavarian music.
Other bands performing during the weekend will
include Luftigen Musikanten, Alpen Diamaten, Herb
Sheldon's OomPah Band, Europa and Orlando Polka
Local performers will include the Dr. Dave Band
and the Venturas, not to mention an appearance by
"Elvis." International dancers will be onstage, espe-
cially the German Gulfcoast Enzianer Schuhplattlers
and the belly dancer Bethsheba.
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 28:'2005 U PAGE 23
City yanks Rosa del Mar permit
By Rick Catlin
Bradenton Beach Building Official Ed Mc
Adam has voided the building permit for the 14-
unit Rosa del Mar condominium project on Gulf
Drive, claiming that work on the property has been
abandoned for more than six months.
In a Sept. 20 letter to John Kalas of GSR De-
velopment LLC, Mc Adam said that according to
the Florida Building Code, every permit issued
shall become invalid "if the work authorized by
such permit is suspended or abandoned for a pe-
riod of six months after the time the work com-
Mc Adam said his records indicate that the last
work done on the project was an electrical inspec-
tion on Dec. 30, 2004. That's more than nine
months of inactivity, according to Mc Adam's let-
ter, and "based upon the work being suspended or
abandoned," the building permit for Rosa del Mar
is "null and void."
Wait a minute, replied Steve Noriega of GSR.
The city's wrong.
Noriega "absolutely" disputed Mc Adam's
time frame, claiming that test piles have been
driven within the past few months. "We have done
work and I'm going to have to go and sit down
with them and show them our proof," he said.
The problem with the project is that the origi-
nal engineer did a number of things wrong in the
For the first time, the Miss Oktoberfest Suncoast
U.S.A. pageant will be there the evening of Oct. 15.
Dachshund races, beer-stein holding contests and
children's talent show will keep things moving.
German food will vie with all of that for attention.
Chef Paul Mattison is coordinating German cuisine
along with Heinz Clausen and Peter Koryttko. The
menus will include bratwurst, potato pancakes with red
cabbage, apple strudel, and other traditional fare.
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The building permit for the 14-unit Rosa del Mar
project on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach has been
voided on orders of the city's building official.
Islander Photo: Kelley Ragen
design, he said.
"We've had a delay," said Noriega, "and we
had to go out and get completely new drawings,
which we've done. My guess is the city is just
looking for us to pay for another permit."
Noriega said GSR has every intention of com-
pleting the project.
Special events for the younger set will include a
kids' workshop, children's sushi class, the mobile
aquarium from Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota
High School's Sailor Circus, and a daily Punch and
Proceeds will go to the Great Outdoors Conser-
vancy, Matic-Chaffee said.
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BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper of-
fice, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
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, e-mail
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1993 LIGHT BLUE Lincoln Town car, $1,000. (941)
778-4526 or (312) 835-9171.
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-
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1976 20-FOOT Suncoast open fisherman, 1995
115hp Johnson ocean runner. Runs great, needs
cosmetics, trailer is rough, two cans Interlux paint.
$4,500, or best offer. (941) 518-1566.
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.
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 niust. Mail resume to PO Box 1384 Holmes Beach,
FL 34218 or e-mail rickyroberts12@ hotmail.com.,
NOW'HIRING: PIZZA cook, saute chef and servers.
Apply at A MoveabJe Feast, 6830 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key or call (941) 387-8678.
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.
GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE equipment
operator. Full or part time, $9/hour. Call John, (941)
778-4598. Drug-free workplace.
PART-TIME OFFICE receptionist at local area
motel. Phone (941) 778-2780.
REOPENING SOON: The Waterfront restaurant is
accepting applications for all positions daily 10am-
4pm. 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
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 in-
termediates. Freeiskimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Respondisible 1Oth-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.'CalI 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.
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will make and deliver sandbags to your Island resi-
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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 28. 2005 PAGE 25
By Rick Catlin
departure a bit
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant owner
Dave Russell has been feeling a bit like
Mark Twain lately.
The New York Journal wrote an
obituary for Twain on June 2, 1897, an
article that prompted the still-alive
Twain to respond that "reports of my
death have been greatly exaggerated."
Russell likely feels he's in the same
spot as Twain. because a number of
people apparently believe Rotten
Ralph's is closed. Actually, the restau-
rant obtained a lease extension last sum-
mer until April 2006, but not everyone
has heard the good news.
"We've been getting two or three
calls every day asking us if we're.still
open," said Russell. "We're still here
and we have a lease through the winter
season until next April. I just want
people to know we still have the same
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Rotten to the core
Dave Russell of Rotten R,,llh's
Waterfront Restaurant in Anna
Maria, left, said the restaurant is still
open. He's pictured with Charlie
Nidle. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
great food, service and view as we al-
"Reports of our demise seem to
have been greatly exaggerated," he
added with a laugh.
Galati Marine owns the building at
the end of South Bay Drive in Anna
Maria where the popular eatery is lo-
cated, directly on the water and adjacent
to docks for the boating public to tie up
and enjoy a meal or beverage.
The marina had told Russell last May
that it was ending his current lease later
this year, but relented and offered Russell
a chance to stay until April 2006.
Galati plans to renovate the restau-
rant and Russell will be offered another
opportunity to lease the property when
that project is completed.
"But we're still here for this sea-
son," Russell noted. "There's been a lot
of media and television publicity, and
.some people don't seem to understand
"Everyone who has come has been
pretty happy that we're staying for an-,
other season," Russell said, "but some
people apparently have misunderstood.
We'd like everybody to know our doors
are still open."
Rotten Ralph's has been at its
present location since its founder, the
late Ralph Russell, opened for business
19 years ago, said son Dave, who man-
ages the business along with wife Kay
and mother Doreen, known affection-
ately as "Mrs. Rotten."
Since its inception, Rotten Ralph's
has become popular with visitors, Is-
landers and boaters, who enjoyed the
food and beverages and the opportunity
to partake in the marina setting.
STo ensure Dave and Rotten Ralph's
still have great seafood and cold bever-
ages, call 778-3953.
502 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,990
sfla / 4,628 sfur 3bed/2.5 bath/2car
canalfront pool home built in 1995 on a
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Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce member Ron Bernard was
recently honored with six awards at
the Florida Professional
Photographer's Association's annual
convention inr Orlando. Ron's water-
colors are available locally at Restless
Natives, Star Fish Company and
Robyn's Nest. For more information,
visit Ron's Web site at
105x100 lot was sold 09/09/05, Nugent to
Lafferty for $1,385,775; list $1,485,000.
2600 Gulf Drive, Unit 18, Anna Maria
Island Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla
/ 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath gulffront condo built
in 1984 was sold 09/07/05, Basile to
Caraher for $950,000; list $949,000.
412 Poinsettia Rd., Anna Maria, a 2,407
sfla / 4,876 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car home built
in 1999 ona 67x123 lot was sold 09/06/05,
Pogue to Ward for $890,000.
208 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,378
sfl a/1,770 sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car home built
in 1960 on a 113x105 lot was sold 09/09/05,
Sanchez to M&E Gonstruction Services for
This Gulffront condo at 2600 Gulf Drive,
Unit 18, Anna Maria Island Club,
Bradenton Beach, sold for $950,000. In
April 1999 it sold for $240,000, amount-
ing to a $710,000 increase in five years.
Using the most recent sale, it amounts to
$806 per square foot. Islander Photo:
423 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a
1,643 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront home built
in 1972 on a 12,640 sf lot was sold 09/09/05,
Ellsworth to Long Carleton Real Estate In-
vestment Partnership for $606,000 list
6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 76, Westbay
Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,165
sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath bayfront condo
built in 1978 was sold 09/07/05, Hayes to
Turner for $540,000; list $555,000.
6812 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,352
sfla / 1,790 sfur 3bed/2.5bath duplex built in
1981. on a 75x104 lot was sold 09/06/05,
Stafford to Sosa for $480,000; list $469,900.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 109, Runaway
Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla /1,140
sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978 was sold
09/08/05, Marsella to Zahner for $410,000.
5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 2, 5400 Gulf Drive
Apartments, Holmes Beach, a 810 sfla / 838
sfur 1 bed/1 bath condo built in 1964 was sold
09/06/05, Redden to Deaton for $290,000;
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Holmes Beach, can -be
reached at (941) 713-4755 direct, or at Gulf-
Bay (941) 778-7244. Current Island real
estate transactions may also be viewed
online at www.islander.org. Copyright 2005.
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Median Price: $849,000
Total Pending: 86 Median Price: $662,450
Total Sold Since 1/1/05:356 Median Price: $600,000
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amazing Northwest Bradenton home today! Still only minutes
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-
tiful 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 941.812.7277
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BRADENTON LOT 53x118 lot on Riverview Boulevard. Views
of the ri.er and convenient to everything. Owner has plans-to
build a 5.0-10 .'i under roof boasting 3,243 sf ,Jnder air r.rme on,
the lot. Can choose builder, price is for lot. $385,000.
INVESTOR ALERT! 13,728 sf duplex lot, with the bonus of a
recently renovated duplex. Don't miss this one! 6BR/4BA and
plenty of room-for TWO pools! Call today for more details!
MOVE RIGHT IN Enjoy island living in this beautifully
remodeled home located in Anna Maria. Granite counter tops,
wood floors, brand new carpet. Move right in. $769,000.
GREAT TWO FAMILY vacation home/duplex with heated pool!
Two spacious and tastefully decorated sun-filled units upstairs
and 2,400 sf of bonus storage with garages below. A very short
walk to a beautiful beach! All combine to make this a coastal
living classic. $925,000.
200 FEET TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnish
condo in small friendly complex. Heated pool, rooftop sundeck
with great views, excellent rental history with no rental
restrictions! A must see. $599,000.
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HOME HEALTH AID available for elder care. (941)
751-3924 or 538-1572.
PRIVATE DUTY LPN: 30-year Bradenton resident.
Excellent references. (941) 795-8112, leave message.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward (941) 778-3222.
_ LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
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Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. 'Is your
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and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
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reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CLEANING BY HELENE: 30-year Island resident,
great references! Weekly, biweekly. Call for a free
estimate, (941) 730-4477.
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CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
CUSTOM MARINE FIBERGLASS: Mobile unit.
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repair. 25 years experience, all work guaranteed.
Licensed and insured. USCG registered. Jim
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits,
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Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or
replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941)
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Database for multiple listing and FSBO's
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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
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creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance,
landscaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and.repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and
landscape .maintenance. Npw 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.
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Tree Service: Serving the Island's yard needs with
total lawn care! Call us today. (941) 812-9146 or
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $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. Residential
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#RF0038118) (941)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free. estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PEOQ20374. 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, handy-
man, 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. Remode'lin:-(94.) 586 4695.'- '-'-'-'-'-''-
ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS and repairs:
A wide variety of skills! No project is too large or too
small. References, 201 years experience. (941)
538-3520 or 448-1956.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947.
TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting,
drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many
references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free
in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
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
WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety
of condos and houses starting at $1,500/mnrth.
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 con0o.
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-
age" '.y Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
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.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1 BA;
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week;
Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton
Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call
Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive,
next to Holmes. Beach shopping center. Available
now. (941) 778-2694. -
1 BR/1 BA GROUND-FLOOR condo: Gulffront, 55-
plus complex in Holmes Beach. Two pools. Now
available through January. Two-monlh minimum.
$1,800/month. (941) 747-8454.
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MONTHLY RENTAL: Brand new 3BR/2BA home,
unbelievable view, 100 yards to beach. West of Gulf
Drive on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria. Still
available 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 down-
town. 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)
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.
WATERFRONT: SAN REMO condo, 2BR/1BA,
annual/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 1BR/
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. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/
2BA, conveniently located. (941) 778-4636.
ANNA MARIA, GULF beach. Beautiful 1 BR apartment
open for season. Second floor, fully equipped, tile
shower, queen-size bed. (941) 778-3143.
PERICQ 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 mini-
mum. Call owner, (941) 387-9702.
VACATION. RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal.
Washer/drydr hookup. No pets. (941) 778-7039.
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..
OFFICE SPACE for lease: Anna Maria, perfect
location on Pine Avenue. Up to 1,500 sf. Close to
shops, pier, etc. Please call owner for details, (941)
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA half duplex,
$1,250/month; 2BR/2BA home, $1,550/month;
2BR/2BA home on canal, $2,000/month; 3BR/
2BA home on canal, $2,000/month. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291, or e-mail:
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: ONE block to beach. 2BR/1BA
close to everything and trolley stop. $1,000/month,
utilities included. Call (917) 842-5892.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home, two-car
garage, 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.
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)
THE PALMS: 1BR/1BA, pet friendly. $875/month,
first, last, deposit. Available now. 1813 51st St.,
A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.
PALMA SOLA 2BR/2BA townhouse, turnkey
furnished. Pool and boat dock. $550/week, $1,250/
month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
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.
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. Nonsmoking, no pets. (813) 690-9762.
SEASONAL: 2BR/2BA, large bayfront condo with
sweeping bay views, heated pool, boat dock and
carport. Beautiful unit! Starting at $1,995/month.
SPACIOUS ISLAND VILLA: 2BR/2BA split plan with
Florida room, garage and laundry. 1,300-plus sf. Fruit
trees, walk to White Avenue beach. Annual, $1,225/
month. Unfurnished. (941) 745-0959 or 778-1589.
1BR APARTMENT: CLOSE to beach with water
views. Sleeps four. Quiet area. $500/week or
$1,850/month. Nonsmoking. (941) 779-0420.
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ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2.5BA recently remodeled,
elevated duplex in Holmes Beach with vaulted
ceilings. $1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate,
IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult
community, Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces
pool with canal view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full
kitchen. Three-month minimum; January, February,
March. $2,500/month, deposit required. (336)
210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA in Holmes Beach,
one block to beach, pets OK. $800/month. Call
Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
PERICO BAY: 2BR/2BA bright and quiet ground-
level turnkey villa with all amenities. Annual, $1,100/
month plus utilities, or seasonal $3,000/month,
utilities included. (508) 790-4645. E-mail
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.
WESTBAY COVE: Beautiful ground-floor condo.
2BR/2BA, newly redecorated, washer/dryer, pool,
tennis. Available October, November, December
2005, and May through December 2006. New York
(914) 238-3711, or e-mail Sbokos@aol.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA in Anna Maria. Tile
floors, pets OK.- $800/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066-.
ANNUAL: CORTEZ 1BR with storage, carport,
near boat ramp. $635/month, $335/biweekly.,.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA canalfront home with
two-car garage on -Anna Maria Island. $1,500/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Charming 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex in Bradenton Beach. High ceilings, clean,
one block to beach, no pets. $875/month. (941)
778-4665 or 725-2549.
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Anna Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA, screened lanai.
Available January, February 2006. $3,400/month.
2BR/1 BA BEACH house, totally furnished, only 1.5
blocks from Holmes Beach. $550/weekly. (949)
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo,
2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island,
Florida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental: 1BR/1BA apart-
ment, one block to Gulf and on Lake LaVista Bayou.
One person, non-smoking, pet possible. $745/
month. Call (941) 778-9158.
APARTMENT: 1BR/1BA, 800 sf, 100 feet to the
bay. $750/month includes water, trash and cable.
First, last and security required. Available Oct. 1.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo overlook-
ing bay at Perico Bay Club. Beautifully furnished.
Available October through December 2005. (941)
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake con-
dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY includes real estate
and owner's separate living quarters. $729,000. Call
Fred for details. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with
views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen,
Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $850,000. (941) 779-1512.
FOR SALE: DIRECT Gulffront, pre-renovation 3BR'
2BA condo, $1,100,000. Also, totally renovated
2BR/2BA turnkey condo, $985,000. Principals only.
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SPECTACULAR BAYVIEW CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished with good rental
history. Large fishing pier and community boat
dock. Laundry room in unit. $579,000. Contact
Dave Vande Vrede, 778-4800.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY-Solid 3BR/2BA with SHELL POINT- Lovely, well-maintained
screened pool. Deep water canal and 3BR/3BA in private secluded area. Beau-
dock. Great "as is" or better yet build up for tiful new kitchen and spacious bedrooms.
spectacular unobstructed bay view. Asking Non-age restricted. Deeded. Carport.
$989,000. Call Cindy Grazer 504-6176 or $409,000. Call Cindy at (941) 504-6176 or
778-4800. Dick Maher, 778-6791.
WILDWOOD SPRINGS Spacious up-
dated 2BR/2BA condo, ceramic tile-laid
on the diagonal, glassed-in lanai, lush
manicured grounds and heated pool.
Night security a plus. $259,000. Call
,Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.
GULF WATCH 2BR/2BA with almost
1,300 sf of living space. Tile throughout.
Nicely furnished and rental friendly too.
Walk across the street to white sandy
beach. Asking $459,000. Call Cindy,
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Duplex, 2BR/1BA and 1 BR/
1BA with garage, one block to beach, large corner
lot. For sale. by owner. Great rental history.
$720,000. Call (941) 685-7756 for appointment
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.
FAMILY COMPOUND: Centrally located in Braden-
ton on private lake. Consists of one new 5BR/
2.5BA, 3,200-sf home; one 5BR/2BA older home;
1BR cottage; separate building lot. $1,100,000.
Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090..
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,
LONGBOAT: UNIQUE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
located on the north end in historic village. Has 400
sf main bedroom suite with sun deck, wet bar, wine
cooler, 15-foot ceilings and lots of French doors and
private entrance. $739,900. Real Estate Mart, (941)
DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE home: Land owned. 2BR/
1.5BA, computer room, deck, furnished. Five miles
to beach. Royal Gardens, Lot 39, 6904 Cortez Rd. W.,
Bradenton. $98,900. (941) 795-7340 for appointment.
COMPLETELY RENOVATED ISLAND rume ,
blocks from beach and local shopping. -Fabulous
pool! R-2 zoning. Call Barifbat Old Florida Really.
(941)792-0902 or 962-1298.
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2BA condo just steps from the beach!! Pool, rooftop
sundeck, storage, covered parking, and a great rental
history with no restrictions!$599,000.
Call Jesse Brisson (941) 713-4755
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LOT FOR SALE by owner: 125 Neptune Lane,
Holmes Beach. 57.75 by 114 feet single dwelling.
$619, 000. (941) 778-4246.
FOR SALE BY owner: Holmes Beach duplex on
12,500 sf lot, direct walk to beach. $720,000. Call
WATERFRONT HOMES FOR sale; Ruskin
riverfront 3BR/2BA with stunning view of bay. In-law
apartment, boatlift and .five-acre lot. $679,000. Jim
Grannon at Paul B. Dickman Inc., (813) 610-3485.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: escape the heat in
the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western North
Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for
free brochure, (800) 841-5868.
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,
LAKE LOT SALES. Beautiful Lake Russell. Starting
from $49,995 with community water. Select lots
$300 down. www.lakerussellproperties.com. Call
Jimmy, (706) 213-6734.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
Two canalfront condos side by side. One 2BR/1.5BA and one 1 BR/1 BA.
Two deeded boat docks on sailboat water. Both for only $700,000.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 100-mile views!
Grand opening, one day only, Oct. 8. Three-plus
acres starting at only $49,900. Excellent financing,
paved roads, utilities. Call (800) 455-1981, ext. 325.
NORTH FLORIDA LAND and homes for sale,
going fast! Call today for free video or check out our
Web site www.liveoakhomes.biz. -Results Realty,
NO HURRICANES on 50,000-acre lake in South
Carolina. Homes and home sites. View at
www.LakeMurrayProperty.net. (803) 359-1113.
GRAND OPENING SALE! Lake bargains! Water
access from $34,900 with free boat slips. Pay no
closing costs! Saturday, Sunday Oct. 15-16. Huge
pre-construction savings on beautifully wooded
parcels at 34,000-acre Lake Tennessee. Enjoy
.unlimited water recreation. Surrounded by state
forest. Lakefront available! Excellent financing! Call
now, (800) 704-315, ext. 658.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN cabin on
mountain top, view, trees, waterfall, large public
lake nearby, 2BR/1BA. $175,000. Owner, (866)
TENNESSEE: NEW LAKESIDE community.
Spectacular homesite just under an acre. $29,900.
Close to downtown Chattanooga. Lake access from
within community. Call today, (866) 292-5769.
INVESTORS: GREAT MONEY MAKER
Currently renting for $2,900-$3,900/week
S Income will exceed your expectations.
,, One year old 5BR/5BA. Enjoy the
convenience of an indoor elevator and
outside spiral staircase. Beautifully
furnished and tiled throughout. Four-car
Garage, lush heated pool overlooking the
bay, private dock and great fishing.
Reduced $2,190,000. Virtual tour:
COASTAL SOUTHEAST Georgia: large wooded
water access, marsh view, lakefront, and golf-oriented
homesites from the mid-$70s Live oaks, pool, tennis,
golf. (877) 266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA waterfront! Three
plus/minus acres, $99,900. Beautifully wooded
parcel on deep boatable water with access to ICW,
Atlantic and sounds. Prime location close to town.
Paved roads underground utilities, county water. Ex-
cellent financing. Call now (800) 732-6601, ext. 1405.
NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community
1.5-plus acres, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before
*offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts,
90 percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.
MONTANA LAND AUCTION: Oct. 25 +/- 1,396 acres
offered in three tracts, CRP provides good income and
fantastic wildlife habitat, great access (406) 485-2399
or (406) 485-3698, www.montanalandauctions.com.
MONTANA FINE DINING Establishment. Seats +/
- 70. Full liquor/casino license; Operating evening
hours. Established clientele. World-class hunting,
fishing. Montana Land Brokers, (406) 485-2399.
FOUR STEEL BUILDINGS! 24 by 36, $4,497; 36 by
48, $6,980; 40 by 64. $9,993; 50 by 130, $13,986.
Must sell! Call Ben, (800) 863-9469.
ISLAND DUPLEX: Steps to beach. Reduced to $699,000
before remodeling continues. Investors and builders bring your
imagination. Gulf views possible. 2BR/1BA on large corner lot.
A ne HAbver, Realtor (941) 713-9835
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BEAUTIFUL NEW TOWNHOUSE across
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two,-car garage Security system and
private elevator Beachlrorn acci&ss and
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wood cabinets. meal rool slainless sleel
appliances and iile Ihroughoul $899.00)0.
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SNEAD ISLAND WATERFRONT 3BR/3.5BA/3 car
garage residence on large waterfront lot in premier
gated community. Open floor plan, soaring ceilings,
custom built-ins, eat-in kitchen, family room and
office/den. C.aged pool, dock with lift. Dave
Moynihan. 778-2246. #512506. $1,395,000
VIews LIMn TYUU'VE uncARMcu pienoia
views of Skyway Bridge and captivating
sunnses abound from this bay-view lot on Anna
Mana Island, A rare find with R-2 zoning
Sandy Greiner or The Greiner Group
794-2246. #513516 $2,000.000
BREATHTAKING VIEW! A lull view of the Sun- PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular 4BR'
Shine Skyway Br;ige from your own private mas- 2 5BA bayfront residence with 120-leet on
ler suie. Amenities include granite countenops the bay and 80-feet of canal frontage. Dock,
and honey maple cabinets in the gourmet vertical lift, solar heated pool Bay view
kitchen. Two boat docks with electric boat lifts. A
must see view overlooking Bimini Bay! Tracye Close to beach. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246
Hurley, 741-2500. #508869. $1,980.000. #509147 $1,695,000.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA HOME Completely WATERFRONT! L
updated and' immaculate. Tropical setting from this updated 3
boasts lush plantings and fruit trees. Custom golf and lennis cou
stained-glass blue heron design window and Kelly Belisle, 751-06
etched-glass front door. Becky Smith or Elfl
Starrett.778-2246. #509374. $635,000-
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d unit in gated light and bright end unit on second floor
don'tt last long' Glass-enclosed lanai overlooking lake. New
37. $419.900. carpet, ule, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer.
Active 55-plus community. Lisa Anthony.
727-2800. #511245. $279,000
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ANNIA MAIMA nHUME unarming auBn/J, n\ey
West style reminiscent of Swiss Family
Robinson Large corner lot, quiet street. Lush
foliage, fenced, new roof. new kitchen arid many
extras! Prvate dock privileges. A must see!
MelanieJohnson, 761-3100. #508390. $895.000.
OFFICE FOR SALE Holmes Beach ideal for
small business, ground floor has one-car garage
and hall bath. Studio apartment upstairs with
kitchenette, lull bath with shower. Becky Smith or
Elfi Starrett. 778-2246. #512811 $210.000