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? Skimming the news ... Candidate profiles in this issue, page 7.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Cortez Trailer Park
goes on market
By Jim Hanson
Cortez Trailer Park, a fixture in the historic fishing
village since 1959, is going on the market with current
occupants getting first shot at it.
Harry "Butch" Howey, second-generation owner
of the park, said he is entertaining offers from outside
buyers to establish a value for which the park's mobile
home owners may buy it, exercising their right of first
Some of those owners are still "up north" so no
action has been taken on a possible purchase from their
end, Howey said, but they are returning one by one. "I
don't really have a handle on the unit price," he said,
"but mobile home prices have quadrupled in the past
few years. One sold here the other day for $100,000."
The starting price for the park is $14.750 million,
The property is about five acres and has 620 feet
or so of waterfront and a marina, he noted. It occupies
a corner along the bay south frori the mainland end of
the Cortez Bridge. It has 79 permanent mobile homes
and eight recreation vehicle sites, which works out to
a price-per unit for the park of about $175,000. Howey
also owns the docks there and some small buildings on
He arrived at the park from New Jersey at age 7 and
has lived there ever since. His father, Harry Sr., had the
property from arrival in 1959 until he sold it to his son in
1988. Both father and son and their families live there.
"I've worked here full time since I got out of high
school," said Howey the younger. "Thirty-six years. I've
owned it for 18 years, and it's been a good business."
He's not sure what he will do after the:park's sale,
but "Manatee County is changing like crazy and it's
time to move on, do something else. I've got a house
in northeast Georgia that I may use more often."
He won't go back into the mobile home park busi-
ness, though, he said.
He will try to keep any negotiations "as civil as I
can," he said, "but you never know in business you
can go from hero to zero in 30 seconds."
Little gypsy girls Piper and Maite Hansen stake their
claims at the bountiful pumpkin patch at the Faith
United Methodist Church located behind the U.S. Post
Office at-7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton. The church
will host a "Harvest Festival" from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Oct. 29,featuring "bushels offun for kids"
and a pumpkin cooking contest. For more information,
call 798-3565. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Volume 13, No. 50 Oct. 19, 2005 FREE
By Rick Catlin
Attracted by the Anna Maria ambiance, rising land
values and lack of proper land-development controls,
rich developers with plenty of cash are eyeing Anna
Maria real estate to assemble enough parcels to build
subdivisions of massive new homes near the water.
Money is no object and the developers could change
the entire landscape of quiet, peaceful Anna Maria.
That was the frightening picture painted by city
planner Alan Garrett at the Oct. 13 city commission
meeting. Garrett had been asked to look into the issue
by the commission and Mayor SueLynn.
"Don't think it can't happen here," warned Garrett.
It's already happening on Siesta Key and Casey Key,
where deep-pocket developers have purchased million-
dollar adjacent homes to collect enough parcels to re-
build with a new subdivision and more homes than-
previously existed on those properties.
And Anna Maria's current zoning codes allow such
a possibility, even if the city's comprehensive plan re-
quires the city to maintain or reduce density in the
coastal high- hazard areas seaward of the coastal con-
struction control line.
Garrett explained that there are a number of parcels
within the hazard area that are oversize lots, so it's not
improbable for a developer to purchase two or three ad-
joining single-family homes just for the lot size, then sub-
divide and have enough land to build eight or 10 new
homes in accordance with the city's density requirements.
What's $5 million to buy the properties when new
PLEASE SEE SUBDIVISION, PAGE 3
Tide is rising on Tidemark project
By Rick Catlin
One of the happiest days of Tidemark managing
partner Nick Easterling's life was Aug. 29, 2005. That
was the day the Tidemark LLC was discharged from
federal bankruptcy court, ending Easterling's 20-month
successful battle to save his dream project in Holmes
"I always knew'I had a great idea and project," said
Easterling, "and it was a great day when we walked out
of that courtroom."
Easterling never intended to place his 'company
into bankruptcy when he announced the planned 40-
unit Tidemark hotel/condominium/restaurant in 2001.
He subsequently received city commission approval for
his site plan in August 2001, but financial difficulties
ensued and, in January 2004, Tidemark went into vol-
The publicity surrounding that decision may have
caused concern for some people, but Easterling said he
never lost faith that his project would succeed. "I just
always believed that what I was doing was unique and
-something that the Island doesn't have.
The bankruptcy was "just a business decision,"
said Easterling, "but one that has a happy ending."
Indeed. Financed by Reliance Realty of Connecti-
cut, Easterling reformed Tidemark with Ken Dardis
and his 'Reliance partners to pay off creditors and
emerged from bankruptcy with a new financing plan,
one that has already seen construction of the new ma-
rina begin. "I can't say enough about Ken and his part-
ners," boasted Easterling. "We shook hands on a deal
and everything they said they would do, they did, and
that's rare in this day and age."
In fact,added Easterling, Dardis has fallen in love
with Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island arid has
purchased other property on the Island for he and his
Easterling said installation of the utility services for
the project should begin in about 10 days, and the pile
driving work for the structural frame of the main build-
ing in about 30 days.
"The marina is just the first phase. Everything is
now on schedule. Hopefully, by January we'll begin
the vertical building. There's nothing to hold us back
now except the availability of construction materials,"
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, NEXT PAGE
Hail to 'Shiprek'
He was at the helm of the Island's most well known and
treasured charitable entity the Anna Maria Island
Privateers a symbol for Anna Maria Island for many
years in parades and at-community events. He led a
crew of sea dogs and wenches as president for two
years to raise funds for youth scholarships, and, on his
final trip on the Privateer ship last week, he delivered a
"shipload" of hurricane relief supplies from the
collection he spearheaded to the Tampa Krewesobr
Angel Flight transport to the Gulf Coast. Greg
Davidson died Monday at age 52, and he will be sorely
and dearly missed. More, page 12. Banner Joy
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Tidemark project progresses
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
he said. That's because of the enormous reconstruction
under way now in hurricane-damaged areas in Louisi-
ana and Mississippi.
"But we're still shooting for a January 2007 open-
ing," Easterling added, although actual construction
could take between 12 and 18 months.
Actually, Easterling and Reliance may have re-
ceived an unintended benefit while the project was on
hold due to the bankruptcy.
Condominium values and prices on the Island have
skyrocketed the past four years. Easterling had origi-
nally intended to offer the units for as low as $250,000,
but the market has changed considerably since 2001.
Prices will range from the low $500,000 to about
$1.2 million for a luxury condominium, Easterling said.
"That's just adjusting to the market."
Most units will be two bedroom, two-and-a-half
baths, but several one-bedroom units will be offered, in
addition to some luxury units in the higher price range.
The two-bedroom and luxury units will range in size from
1,000 square feet to just under 2,000 square feet.
And units are being gobbled up faster than candy
on Halloween night.
"We're very happy with our pre-construction sales.
We haven't done any advertising. That's just from
people contacting me or Ken or Reliance and making
a reservation for a unit."
Easterling said Tidemark will only pre-sell 20
units. The remaining 20 will be placed on the open
market, possibly as early as January 2006. Tidemark
will begin an active marketing and publicity campaign
as soon as the required condominium documents are
approved by state officials. Once those are approved,
a sales office will open at the property for interested
parties. Dennis Girard of ResortQuest Real Estate will
handle sales and marketing.
In addition to the marina and 60-plus boat slips,
Easterling also plans a full-service restaurant and bar
at Tidemark and meeting rooms with a large confer-
ence room that can hold up to 100 people.
"There aren't a lot of meeting places on the Island
and we believe Tidemark' will become a central point
Red tide experts appear to be cautiously optimis-
tic about the diminishing impacts of the algae bloom to
Although the bloom of the microscopic algae is
still present, it has "diminished in concentration and
area," according to Dr. Richard Pierce at Mote Marine
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St.
Petersburg reports that the bloom "remains patchy, rang-
ing from not present to low to medium along the coast.
Concentrations in New Pass and Sarasota Bay also have
diminished from medium to low this week. Satellite re-
mote sensing shows that red tide persists in low to mod-
erate, patchy concentrations offshore as well."
Winds have helped keep the adverse impacts of the
red tide bloom away from shore in the past few weeks.
SThere is some bad news on the red tide front,
though the bloom has moved north and now
stretches across the Florida Panhandle and reaches as
far west as Alabama.
The red tide outbreak off Southwest Florida began
last December has persisted since.
Tidemark on schedule
Work on the marina phase of the Tidemark hotel and condominium project in Holmes Beach has been ongoing
for several weeks. Construction of the main building could begin by January. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
for Islanders to meet, enjoy themselves and hive fun.
It's going to be a unique project," he predicted.
Easterling, with more than 10 years in the, restau-
rant industry at the Mar Vista restaurant on Longboat
Key, said the restaurant will be "professionally man-'
aged" and a feature of the resort.
"I think Islanders will be really pleased when they
see -the final product and the restaurant," concluded
The Tidemark will be located on the site of the
former Pete Reynard's Marina restaurant at the inter-
section of Marina and Gulf Drives in Holmes Beach.
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TIE ISLANDER U OCT. 19, 2005 0 PAGE 3
Holmes Beach canal issue resolved almost
By Rick Catlin
Ten years ago, a headline in The Islander newspa-
per read "Holmes Beach solves T-end canal issue."
Ten years later, the headline reads "Holmes Beach
almost solves T-end/Sunrise canal issue."
Well, at least the city is headed towards a solution,
if at a somewhat slow pace.
Holmes Beach city commissioners at their Oct. 11
meeting discussed further revisions to the proposed
ordinance that will allow the city to lease city-owned
canal bottoms and docks to qualified residents in the T-
end canal and Sunrise boat basin, yet absolve the city
of any liability.
Actually, the city has been trying to solve the cur-
rent T-end/Sunrise canal issue for the past three years
Subdivision threat to Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
homes in Anna Maria could sell for $2 million or
more? he asked..
And it's not justwaterfront property developers are
looking for, Garrett noted. Anywhere in the city is a
desirable location to build just for its name, location
"This is not a fairy tale," said Garrett. It's happen-
ing all along the Gulf cost' .and, sooner or later, Anna
Maria will be a target, if not already.
Bean Point would be an attractive area for devel-
opers because a number of lots, although only,50'feet
wide, have increased in depth over the years because
of Mother Nature and now have nearly an acre of land
a developer could use to compute density.
But there is a solution to the frightful picture of
Anna Maria being turned into one giant subdivision of
The city can adopt a "zoning overlay district," said
Garrett, that regulates development in the high-hazard
area by limiting the minimum buildable lot size, set-
backs and density.
City Attorney Jim Dye agreed that an overlay dis-
trict is a u-eful tool to control development, but such
action would require an ordinance and two public hear-
ings, a process that could take about 30 days, said
Commissioners, however, wanted immediate ac-
tion to halt the prospect of big developers taking over
Commissioner Dale Woodland suggested the com-
mission adopt a moratorium on subdividing property
seaward if the CCCL. The first reading on the ordi-
nance would be Oct. 27, then the commission could
hold a special meeting 10 days later to pass the mora-
torium, while Garrett is finalizing the overlay district
"There's no question we need to do this as fast as
possible," said Commissioner Duke Miller. "Big
money is coming," he predicted.
Indeed, big money may already be in Anna Maria.
Like vultures circling over the dead carcass, attorneys
representing land owners looking for a big profit on the
potential sale of property to greedy land developers
may already be eyeing the-potential victim, circling the
"L" word like Indians attacking the wagon train.
Attorney Kevin Hennessey, representing the
Lockwood Development LLC, owners of 703 N. Shore
Drive, cautioned that the commission needed to "be
c.iieft Il" with any moratorium that "frustrates" the rea-
sonable expectation of a return on investment by a
.property owner. The commission, he warned, could be
setting itself up for possible legal action, particularly
under Florida's Bert Harris property rights act.
"The overlay district has to be rationally and rea-
sonably based," he said.
Mayor SueLynn said she expected a lawyer to
bring up the Bert Harris Act as a potential legal chal-
lenge to the city's efforts for an overlay district, but
she's confident after a lengthy discussion with Dye that
the city is on solid legal grounds.
City residents supported the proposal, even prop-
erty owner Dick York of North Shore. Drive, who has
seen Mother Nature over the Syears increase his lot size
to more than an acre in size. York told commissioners
fhe figured he could now build 16 houses, according to
the city's current density requirements, but he's more
interested mii maintaining the beauty of the city rather
after it discovered that the city owns the canal basin in
these particular canals. The proposed draft ordinance
has appeared before the commission numerous times
the past year, with each successive discussion resulting
in more and more "tweaking."
"But we're getting there," said Mayor Carol
Whitmore, and commissioners agreed.
"It looks good," said Commission Chairperson
The commission did agree that people with a dock
in the respective basins who sell their boats can't trans-
fer usage rights with the sale of the boat, only with the
sale of the property. Under the draft ordinance, a dock
owner selling his or her boat would have 90 days to
secure another vessel before relinquishing usage rights.
The commission agreed not to restrict houseboats
Anna Maria City Planner Alan Garrett advised the
city commission Oct. 13 that developers could buy
enough single-family home lots in the city to have
enough land to build an entire subdivision of new
homes. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
than making a quick buck.
The moratorium would apply only to subdividing
parcels and would rot apply to construction on an al-
ready-platted lot, Dye said.
The CCCL begins at the city limits and extends
north around Bean Point, ending at a location near the
Rod & Reel Pier. A -map of the CCCL is available at
In other business, the commission discussed the
Occupational License Tax ordinance that would require
all businesses operating in the city to, obtain an annual
Miller wondered whether or not this would apply
to companies such. as lawn maintenance and insurance
sales that are based elsewhere, but have clients in Anna
Maria. He also questioned SueLynn on how much
money the measure would generate and how much rev-
enue did the prior OLT bring to the city.
Anna Maria had an OLT until October 2003, when
the city discovered that the original ordinance was
passed by the city commission after the deadline estab-
lished by the Florida Legislature for municipalities to
approve such an ordinance.
SueLynn said she would bring the figures to the
commission's November worksession.
The commission also agreed to an ordinance in-
creasing the local communications tax as allowed by.
the Florida Legislature. The final reading will be in
Commissioners also held a lengthy debate on
whether or not to establish attendance rules for com-
Under the city charter, the commission can set at-
tendance requirements and give a commissioner the
boot if he or she fails to meet those standards.
The commission agreed to adopt a rule that a com-
missioner cannot miss three consecutive regular meet-
ings, but continued further discussion to its November
from docking in either basin. People can still have a
houseboat, but they are restricted from a "live aboard".
by city codes.
"But that's certainly no reason to say you can't
have this type of boat," said Commissioner Rich
The commission also struggled with the annual
lease for a dock and the amount of insurance each boat
should have, noting the need for liability insurance in
the event a boat damages a city-owned dock.
The lease price will be fair, said Commissioner
Roger Lutz, and will ensure the city is not in the
money-making business, just covering its costs.
The city has already agreed to, build docks in the
Sunrise basii including one that will meet require-
ments of the Americans with Disabilities Act then
lease the spaces back to those residents with a legiti-
mate claim to a dock in Sunrise.
Commissioners also agreed the proposed ordi-
nance should have language that, while some people
still claim to own the bottom land, the city does not
recognize those claims, but will give those persons
preference for dock space.
In other business, the commission agreed to give
the Menendez family until Nov. 15. to submit another
application for a street variance after attorney Mark
Barnebey requested an extension of the original Oct. 26
deadline. Commissioners agreed Nov. 15 would be the
"drop dead" date for the vacation request, which has
been ongoing for the'past 18 months. The commission
has already denied one vacation request.
Commissioners also discussed Whitmore's pro-
posal to charge large developers for major consulta-
tions with the city (The Islander, Oct. 5), and generally
agreed that the "open door" policy of building officials
had been abused by major developers.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff noted that it's com-
mon in other municipalities such as Sarasota and for the
PLEASE SEE CHARGE, NEXT PAGE
Anna Maria City
Oct. 24, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 26, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Oct. 27,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Oct. 20, noon, volunteer appreciation reception.
Oct. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Land development code public hearings and final de-
cision, contribution discussion, hew police vehicle-dis-
cussion, pier discussion, planning and building fee re-
visions and commission reports.
Oct. 25, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Oct. 27, 5 p.m., mock trial by code enforcement board,
followed by regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Oct. 25,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Oct. 26, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 27, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach.City Hall,'5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting in Anna Maria City Hall. Agenda:
Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and holiday
events from each city.
Oct. 20, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire and Rescue District
Commission meeting, Fire Station No. 1,6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Center,
USF-New College campus, Sarasota.
Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., Islander candidate forum, Anna
Maria City Hall.
Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Islander candidate forum, Holmes
Beach City Hall.
PAGE 4 N OCT. 19. 2005 T THE ISLANDER
LDC amendment vote due Thursday in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
The public will have a final say in a series of
amendments to land development regulations in
Bradenton Beach Thursday, Oct. 20.
A host of amendments to the city's land develop-
ment code have been proposed. First reading and pub-
lic hearings were held on the matter Oct. 6; no one from
the public spoke.
Land development codes are the implementing
laws to enforce the city's comprehensive plan, the
guiding document that outlines the future growth of the
city..City officials are also working on revisions to the
state-mandated comprehensive plan.
Building Official Ed Mc Adam has.produced the
proposed changes to the city's land development code.
The changes have been approved by the city's planning
and zoning board.
Some highlights of the LDC changes are as follows:
Charge for consultations?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
Manatee County government to charge a developer for
an "administrative determination." The fee would not
apply to simple questions from residents, just the as--
yet-undefined major projects proposed by the "rich
She said developers recently have simply "dropped
by" the building official's office with a large set of
plans to discuss what they'd like to do. They would
then take this conversation back and send a formal let-
ter to the city implying that the building official had
given permission for the project.
"They are trying to make a formal record stating
that the city has already told them what they can build,"
said Petruff. Implementing a fee and formal application
process for major projects would eliminate any confu-
sion over who said what and not tie up the building
official in several hours of "informal" conversation
about a major project.
Besides, said Whitmore, if someone wants to build
a $10 million project, they can certainly afford to hire
their own land-use attorney and professional planner,
not rely upon a conversation with a building official for
approval of their plans.
The commission must still approve the final pro-
posal in the form of an ordinance before any fees are
New or redeveloped single-family or duplex
structures with a building footprint greater than 3,500
square feet would be classed as a major development
and would be subject to a greater review process by the
city and higher building permit fees. That review pro-
cess would entail hearings before both the planning and
zoning board and the city commission.
Condominium conversions that "may implicate a
change of use" would also be major developments, as
would residential use in upper floors considered over
Elevating existing single-family or duplex struc-
tures in residentially zoned areas would be allowed as
long as the building footprint does not expand and no
habitable space is created on the ground floor.
Maximum height of a building would be no more
than 29 feet above the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's standard of "base flood elevation" with
the exemption of chimneys, vents and elevator shafts
under the proposed changes. Similar language has been
included within the proposed city's charter revision.
Line-of-sight requirements for building on the
Gulf of Mexico and-Anna Maria Sound are still to be.
addressed by the commission. Concerns have been
raised in recent years about neighbors building homes
closer to the water than the surrounding properties,
thereby partially blocking the waterfront vista.
Setbacks from Gulf Drive would be 25 feet.
Exterior stairways may project up to 4 feet into
side-and rear-yard setbacks with some conditions un-
der the proposed changes. Currently, any stair setback
encroachments require a variance.
Bay windows up to 24 inches in depth and with
a minimum of 18 inches above the ground to a width
of 8 feet would be permitted as long as no more than
one window is in place within 25 lineal feet of exterior
No removal of erosion-control structures would
be allowed unless done so by federal, state, county or
A "City of Bradenton Beach Recommended De-
sign Manual" is proposed to guide construction in the
city in order to stress the "Old Florida-charm" elements
Nine varieties of trees would be prohibited in new
construction, including Australian pines, Brazilian pep-
pers and Melaleuca.
All structures would be required to have street
numbers in contrasting colors no less than 4 inches in
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technical report documents under the proposed changes
to the LDC.
Fees for almost all building activities would in-
A citation system for code enforcement violations
would be enacted.
The city would adopt Manatee County's adult
entertainment ordinance, which would prohibit such
activities in the city.
Thursday's meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at city hall.
Benefit Sunday for
A benefit to help an Island native who lost
nearly everything to Hurricane Katrina will be,
staged Sunday by Island friends and musicians.
Scott Blackwell and wife Dianna will be the
beneficiaries of the "Mississippi Wave-a-Thon
Washout" from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Olympia The-
ater, 512 10th Ave. W., Palmetto.
Music will be by the Gumbo Boogie Band,
Razin' Cane and Double Down, many of whose
members are Islanders or former Islanders. Fash-
ion shows are planned by Chameleon of north-
west Bradenton and the West Coast Surf Shop in
Blackwell had been livirfg and working in
Waveland, Miss., when the hurricane destroyed
much of the town and most of the Blackwells'
business. They currently are living with relatives
in Bradenton Beach.
He is described by friends as "a contemporary
humorist with a Cajun and Caribbean twist, who
takes his art seriously but with a big dose of hu-
mor and color."
He grew up on Anna Maria Island and had
been moving back and forth between the Island
and Waveland until Katrina changed everything.
He has said he feels he should be there helping put
the town back together, but hasn't decided yet
where they will settle. Meanwhile he is looking
for places to show his art.
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 19. 2005 P PAGE 5
Plans for Cortez boat storage outlined
By Jim Hanson
There will be a public meeting in Cortez to air the
whole proposal for the Bradenton Boat Club's contem-
plated 330-boat storage building.
The problem is, the project is in such early stages
that nobody knows when the meeting will be. But
Manatee County's principal planner promises at least
one meeting will come off.
Bradenton Boat Club representatives appeared at a
county commission workshop last week to outline the
proposed development of the property, which is
planned at the old C&C Marine Sales and Service Inc.
at 12123 Cortez Road.
The occasion was an initial hearing on a request to
rezone the property from commercial and residential
duplex to planned development waterfront.
This was a very preliminary step in the process, but
it was clear that BBC has large plans for the 4.7 acres
on the north side of Cortez Road.
Residents of the area made their views known through
correspondence entered into the record, and those views
mainly expressed alarm at the massive undertaking.
BBC wants to construct four buildings of three and
four stories, maximum 47 feet high, 34,066 square feet
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total, for dry storage of 330 boats, plus 30 wet slips
along the canal that empties into Anna Maria Sound
just beyond 127th Street. BBC indicated it would like
to increase the height of the bridge across the canal on
127th Street to make way for bigger boats.
Land access would'be off 123rd Street, which neigh-
bors pointed out is the only access to their homes. Dou-
glas Dakal wrote that he objected to that, and said he'd
"like to see entry and exit access only from Cortez Road."
Jim and Betty Guthrie questioned the capacity of
the canal to handle water traffic "How much can this
approximate 30-foot-wide canal with docks and boat
lifts protruding out from properties stand?
"This is also a manatee habitat," Guthrie said, with
as many as eight adult manatees there on occasion. He
cited damage already to residents' seawalls and asked
"what will it be with four or five hundred boats running
in and out? And how much pollution will this create in
a narrow canal?"
plans for the
in Cortez is
These and other concerns are similar to the issues
identified during staff review, said Aristotle Shinas,
Manatee County principal planner, Those issues are:
The number of boat slips and additional boat traf-
fic in narrow canals.
Compatibility with adjacent residences.
Mass and scale of buildings.
Wetland and wetland buffers (mangroves).
Access off 123rd Street West.
Additional traffic on Cortez Road (deficient and
operating below adopted level of service "D").
These are among matters BBC will have to address
in additional sessions before the Manatee County
Board of County Commissioners. Sure to come up will
be concerns about the effect of such massive buildings
just across the road from a village designated as historic
and somewhat protected from encroachment.
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'Welcome' winter friends!
Like those of us at The Islander, you must be see-
ing the smiling faces of your friends from "up north,"
kindly referred to as "Snowbitds" or "Winter Friends."
They're flocking back to Anna Maria Island and
we're very pleased to see them ... in the restaurants, at
the stores, shops and boutiques, in Publix, and, of
course, reading The Islander. (We know they're here
because they call us for home delivery!)
But who among us wants to welcome "Big D," also
known as the dreaded big-pockets developer?
It appears this week that folks in Anna Maria (the
city of no-parking and no consolidation) have taken -
and given notice of Big D.
It took a consulting land planner to "wake them up,"
although certainly there have been warnings. Although
there have been numerous builders working diligently to
find homes built on duplex lots, which they quickly raze
and replace with two "attached" homes, Big D, according
to some in Anna Maria, is looking to purchase and com-
bine homes and lots and bring in a full-scale development.
Sound familiar? Hello, Bradenton Beach. Been
there, done that.
Except density regulations (or lack thereof) in
Bradenton Beach allowed for up to 32 condos per acre,
which resulted in a "condo canyon" on Gulf Drive -
and nothing has changed to prevent the same scenario
in the city's future yet.
Meanwhile, builders tear down 1970s and older
homes arid duplexes up and down the Island, pop up two
new "attached homes" (albeit with shared concrete slab or
a wisp of a board joining roof overhangs) in their place and
color their copy-cat "ticky-tack" designs pink, blue, yel-
low and beige attaching a ne\\ benchmark price and
changing the face of many stlreeit and neighborhoods.
Welcome back to the new "scary" Anna Maria Is-
land of high real estate prices and unless you have
homestead-exemption high taxes.
Also, fond farewell
SLICK. By Egan
While our winter friends have langi
we have sadly lost some friends of The
In August we said farewell to Di
Cline, and this week Greg "Shiprek" :
vital members of the Anna Maria Island
memorial service for Chuck "Officer Fr
is today, Wednesday.
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ganizations they served on our behalf.
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wished up north,
Islander and the
ick "Red Dog"'
Privateers. The The 'right tree'
friendly" Stearns The privileges of living and working on Florida's
west coast for 36 years have been enjoyable and special.
ions to the me- Now to see a life form loved over the years by hundreds
through the or- of children and their parents destroyed out of ignorance
and concern for a parking lot, well, I draw the line.
Over the recent years there have been far too many
trees removed for more concrete, blacktop and con-
er struction. They could have been salvaged and/or
o.50 moved. Yes, we will spend money to destroy trees, but
can we learn to spend money to preserve and give our-
.org selves And our children a better planet to live on?
All banyan trees are members of the ficus family
r.org and share the characteristic of putting down aerial
roots. Native to India, banyans are members of the Fi-
cus genus of theoraceae (mulberry) family. The Indian
banyan (Ficus benghalensis) was first planted in the
United States by Thomas Alva Edison in Fort Myers.
Ir.org There are several other species of ficus which ban-
yan (send down roots) of which two are native of south-
ern Florida: Ficus citrifolia and Ficus aurea. As a tree.
expert with a degree from Cornell University and 30
derorgyears experience in professional tree care in Southwest
lander.org Florida, I can say unequivocally that the "ficus" tree at
Anna Maria Elementary School is a healthy tree that
nder.org can easily live for another 100 years.
er.org The tree can be moved on site for less than the cost
ler.org to cut it down, haul it away, grind out the stump and
chase the roots. From my inspection of the tree and
grounds, I recommend one of the following options:
Move the tree to just east of Gulf Drive in front of the
Current school building; move it to the bay side of the
new school building; or leave at its current site and, to
preserve it, install root barriers, air tubes and crushed
granite under the proposed drive.
Generations-of children and adults have enjoyed
25 cents each. the beauty along with the cool shade and clean air of
action offices: this tree, and many generations to come can do'so as
well. To destroy this tree would not only deprive future
generations of the same pleasure and benefits, but
'.8-78 would send. a message that asphalt is- more important
than a living tree.
Many generations have found this tree to be the "right
tree" because it has cooled the air, provided shade and
cleaned the air of pollutants. It is still the "right tree."
Bob Crafts, Cortez
I have been studying the U.S. Constitution dili-
gently for some time.and nowhere can I find the part
where our-right to vote in a non-binding-referendum,
-nor any other referendum, is superseded by a poll taken.
. by John Quam. Did I miss something?
Janet Aubry,Anna Maria
Kudos to Suzors
I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank
Jason and Leah Suzor for enduring the grueling process
and persevering in rebuilding theWaterfront Restaurant.
Their efforts have added a great asset to the City of Anna
Maria. They could have taken the easy way out and sold
the property:to a developer who would have gladly built
two large three-story houses with water views. Instead,
they chose to.shoulder the huge burden of permitting and
building a business that affords the citizens of Anna Maria
and our visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fine
meal at a reasonable price in a lovely setting.
Gene Aubry should be congratulated as well for his
architectural skills in the project, as should Bob Dale and
his crew, who did a great job on the building. They
showed that it is possible to modernize and update this
type of facility without losing the. traditional look of the
Had the Suzor's taken the easy way out, this island
treasure would have likely been lost to us forever, not
to mention the jobs that go with .it. Now future genera-
tions will be able to enjoy a slice of Anna Maria's
wonderful charm and ambiance and Anna Maria will
have a business that continues to add great value to our
community in numerous ways.
Our community thanks you, Leah and Jason.
Ed Chiles, owner.Chiles Group restaurants
TIE ISLANDER m OCT. 19. 2005 0 PAGE 7
ISLAND ELECTIONS: ANNA MARIA CITY
Anna Maria City
Anna Maria has four candidates vying for the three
seats on the city commission up for election on Nov. 8.
JO ANN MATTICK
Jo Ann Mattick, 70, moved to Anna Maria from
Ohio four years ago and first bought property here in
1999. She and her family own Tropical Treats on Gulf
She spent a number of years in hospital manage-
ment in Ohio, and moved to Anna Maria with some of
Sher children and grandchil-
dren because of its family
atmosphere and quiet
-, lifestyle. This is the first
time she has ever sought a
SMattick said she de-
cided to seek election after
with the decision-making
Mattick process in the city. Too
many issues are decided on
the basis of personal bias and not upon reason and
logic, she said. The commission also considers several
issues over and over without any decision, creating
She believes the major issue before the new com-
mission will be the revised comprehensive plan the city
will have to approve. She's concerned the commission
might take away property owners' rights in the new
The city should not take away a property owner's
legal right to develop a property unless that develop-
ment has a negative impact on the city, she said.
She's also concerned that the city lacks any long-
range planning for capital improvement projects and
Mattick favors a line of credit to finance imple-
mentation of capital improvement projects now while
the costs are still low, rather than wait to fund just a few
projects every year. Putting off such projects only costs
the taxpayers more in the long run, she claimed.
As a property owner, she'd like the city to look into
lessening the tax burden on residents by generating
more revenue from tourism. Tourists are not going to
stop coming to Anna Maria, but the city is not reaping
any benefit from its tourism economy. She wants to
keep the residential character of the community, but not
at the expense of excluding businesses.
Mattick believes in compromise on issues to reach
a decision, rather than continued debate that leads no-
She praised the current commission for its stance
on the parking issue, noting it's a good example that
compromise can produce a solution.
CHRISTINE 'CHRIS' TOLLETTE
Political newcomer Christine Toilette, 55, has lived
in Florida since 1988 and has been an Anna Maria
property owner since 1997. She and her husband
moved from Tampa to Anna
Maria two years ago.
Originally from Chi-
Scago, Tollette is a retired
banking executive and de-
-'- voted considerable volun-
teer time to several chari-
table organizations in
STampa, including the Hyde'
S Park Preservation Board,
Tollette the Guardian Ad Litem
child advocacy group and
the Children's Home of Tampa.
She presently serves on the Anna Maria Island
Community Center endowment board.
Her decision to become a candidate came after at-
tending a recent city commission meeting where com-
missioners voted not to allow the public to vote on the
issue of consolidation. For Toilette, the issue was not
about consolidation, but about allowing the voters to
express an opinion.
Because she believes that she shouldn't complain
about something if she doesn't try to fix it, she decided
to enter the race for the city commission.
Tollette believes one of the biggest issues facing
the new commission will be the revised comprehensive
plan and accompanying land development codes that
the commission will eventually have to approve. The
comprehensive plan has to be the "guiding light" into
the city's future and it has to be done right.
She favors a bond issue or line of credit for the city
to finance implementation and construction of capital
improvement projects now. The costs of these projects
will only increase every year they remain on the city's
list of future projects.
Tollette also wants to ensure that the city helps the
Pine Avenue business district remain representative of
what Anna Maria is all about.
Having worked for numerous boards and func-
tions, Toilette believes in compromise and consensus
to achieve desired goals.
Current city commissioner and Commission Chair-
person John Quam, 66, is seeking his third term as
'v Quam graduated
from Fairleigh Dickinson
University in New Jersey
with a business manage-
ment degree and has exten-
sive experience in the busi-
ness world. He worked for
the BASF Corporation for
a35 years before retiring to
Quam Anna Maria in 1997.
Prior to his election
as a city commissioner, he was a member of the plan-
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ISLAND ELECTIONS: HOLMES BEACH
Four for three in
Four candidates in Holmes Beach are seeking one
of the three vacancies on the city commission up, for
election at the polls Nov. 8.
Incumbents Patrick Morton, Don Maloney and
Rich Bohnenberger are joined by David Zaccagnino in
David Zaccagnino is a Tampa native who grew up
watching development overtake Clearwater Beach. He
doesn't want that to happen in Holmes Beach, and
that's one reason he's seeking a commission seat.
A graduate of Florida State University, he worked
Anna Maria profiles
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
ning and zoning board.
Quam believes his experience as a commissioner
and as the commission chairperson will serve him well
in a third term.
He believes the city is "on the right track" to solve
its issues, particularly after its recent approval of a
parking ordinance. This shows the commission's abil-
ity to compromise, said Quam, who had worked dili-
gently for a parking solution since taking a commission,
seat in 2001.
Quam believes that one of his strengths as a com-
missioner is the ability to "look at issues and.riot be
afraid to say someone else has a better idea."
He also places a high priority on solving the city's
drainage problems and is in favor of a priority list of
capital improvement projects as established by the
Quam favors immediate funding to resurface the
city's roads, but he would try to avoid any "unneces-
sary debt" for drainage and flood-control projects. He
believes the city should work with the Southwest
Florida Water Management District to obtain grants
before the city considers borrowing any money to fi-
nance such projects.
for the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion before joining the Wall Street investment firm of
Morgan Stanley. He moved
to Holmes Beach in 1999
S and has a 5-year-old daugh-
^ K '^S ter. This is his second at-
tempt for a seat on the com-
that while the current com-
Smission has done a fair job,
S' it's time for a fresh face, one
Zaccagnino with energy, who is "pro-
active" rather than "reac-
tive," who can deal with the major issues ahead, par-
"Everybody says growth is an issue, but we,don't
seem to be dealing with it, especially the growth in
Lakewood Ranch. Everybody who is moving there
sooner or later comes here and we're not getting our
Any long-term debtfordraiiiage projects has to be
thoroughly examined by the commission and the pub-
lic before approval, he said, adding that "thoughtful
planning" is the key.
With four years on the commission, Quam believes
his experience and leadership would serve he and the
community well in another term.
Current city commissioner Dale Woodland, 57,
moved to Anna Maria when he was 5 years old. He
holds a mathematics degree from the University of
S.Florida and spent 25 years
designing computer soft-
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Anna Maria politics, having
twice been unsuccessful in a
bid for a commission seat
before his election in 2003.
Woodland was formerly a member of the planning
and zoning board and the comprehensive plan review
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them and we're paying a lot of taxes to the county, but
we're not getting an equal return."
He also sees the potential for consolidation of ser-
vices among the three Island cities as a big savings for
"I'm not talking about consolidating the cities, just
some services. It doesn't make sense to have three
building or public works departments for this Island.
We need to study this to see where we can save the
taxpayers some money."
He's concerned about the upcoming comprehen-
sive plan review and land development code changes.
They need to be written to control growth, to protect the
city from unwanted development, and also to protect
"We chose to live in Holmes Beach because of the
family values we found here," he said. "I want to do
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committee, and has served on the code enforcement
board and the 1999 parking committee.
He believes his experience the past two years as a
commissioner has helped him gain insight into city is-
sues and solutions and he views the upcoming compre-
hensive-plan review by the commission as a major
undertaking. He was involved in the comp-plan review
effort as a-member of the ad hoc committee that sub-
mitted the original draft to the planning and zoning
board and he wants to ensure that the city stays on the
right path in maintaining Anna Maria's residential
character in its comp plan.
Woodland favors a long-range capital improve-
ment plan, but is opposed to the city using-a line of
credit or long-term bonds to finance those projects and
going into debt. The city should first determine what
grants are available for projects, he said, before discus-
sion of borrowing money and a long-term debt for the
Woodland believes commission and public review
and input on the long-range capital improvements plan
are needed before any projects are adopted.
He was instrumental in the compromise parking
plan recently adopted by the city commission, and be-
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over into the adoption of the comprehensive plan and
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something as a commissioner to protect those values."
Zaccagnino lives in south Holmes Beach, and he
says many residents there believe they don't have a
voice on the city commission. He wants to ensure all
residents can air concerns to the commission.
Zaccagnino was an unsuccessful candidate for a
commission seat in the 2003 election.
Rich Bohnenberger has been a city commissioner
since 1999 and is seeking re-election to a fourth con-
secutive term. He also
served as a city commis-
sioner from 1992 to 1994
and as the city's mayor from
1994 to 1996.
He moved to Holmes
Beach in 1990 after retiring
from the fire service in
Philadelphia. He has been
actively involved in a num-
ber of local, regional and
state organizations for
elected officials and is a past president of the Island
Bohnenberger is a board member of the Florida
League of Cities and represents all Manatee County
municipalities on that board. He is also the Island's
representative to the Joint Planning Council of Mana-
Stee formed last year to provide input on all major pro-
posed developments within the county. He is also a past
secretary-treasurer of the ManaSota League of Cities.
He believes his past experience as a commissioner
and mayor provide him with the knowledge necessary
to continue as a city commissioner.
A number of issues confront the city, he believes,
but of major concern is the continuing effect of red tide
on the city's economy.
Bohnenberger wants the city to become an advo-
cate with state and federal agencies to get action for
cleanup and a solution before the fish-killing algae
destroys not just fish, but the city's way of life.
While he does believe that the city's infrastructure
is currently in good shape, he said the commission will
have to deal with the revised comprehensive plan and
land development codes currently being reviewed by
the planning commission.
One recommendation will likely be a restriction on
short-term rentals of single-family homes in a residen-
tial district. Bohnenberger said he wants to see what
recommendations the planning commission delivers
before making any judgment, but cautioned that the
city needs to be careful in any action involving the
property rights of individuals.
He noted that the city commission at his sugges-
tion has already defined motels and placed some
restrictions on rentals in a residential district.
Incumbent Don Maloney is seeking his sixth term
on the Holmes Beach City Commission.
Maloney served in
S' the U.S. Army during
World War II and studied at
-- both Syracuse University
S- and Delaware University.
After 30 years as a
consultant with the Harris
Corporation on Japanese-
American business opportu-
nities and problems,
Maloney Maloney and his wife re-
tired to Holmes Beach in
In addition to his four terms as a city commis-
sioner, Maloney has also been on the city's code en-
forcement board and is a past president of the Key
Royale Homeowner's Association.
He is a member of the Florida Emergency Pre-
paredness Association, the Florida Commission for the
Transportation Disadvantaged, the Island Emergency
Operations Center, the American Legion, Knights of
Columbus and the U.S. Marine Corps League. He is
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 19, 2005 E PAGE 9
also a member of the Leadership Training Institute of
Florida and is a certified instructor for its Leadership
Maloney said he is seeking a sixth term because of
his concern with the city's plan for the future.
"What I've learned from attending the Florida
League of Cities meetings is that we need strategic
planning to deal with growth and get more of our citi-
zens involved in the process," he said.
Not just growth in the city, but the growth in east-
ern Manatee County.
"Florida has always been about growth. The prob-
lem is managing effective growth."
People don't come to Holmes Beach or Manatee
County to retire anymore, he said. They come as either
families with children where both mom and dad work,
or as "investors who have no intention of living here."
"So we need to remember the city and county are
growing and we need an ability to handle this growth.
Sooner or later,everyone out east will come to Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria Island."
He believes his record speaks for itself. "With me,
people know what they get."
Patrick Morton is looking to serve his second term
on the commission.
A native of Ohio, Morton was in corporate ware-
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Manatee County 12 years
ago. He's been in Holmes
Beach for 11 years and is
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/ He decided to'seek
re-election because he was
very pleased with his first
term and believes he can
help guide the city through a host of growth manage-
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"We need to get a clear idea of where the city is'go-
ing,:" he said, particularly as it deals with the influx of'
residents in eastern Manatee County that will visit the
'Overall, Morton said he was "pleased" with the
corrmission's direction the past two years, but issues
aside from growth remain.
"Iwould still like to get taxes down to about a 1.8
village rate," he said.
Another area he believes must be addressed is the
"We can't keep raising it up by giving variances,"
he said. "It needs to stay exactly where it is or the city
will, change completely. We don't want to lose our
unique little Island."
50 years, 4
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SBeach celebrate their
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mother, Fay Erickson of
Anna Maria, and the
couple's children and
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Deborah Erickson Pate
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Beach, Jay Erickson II
and family of Tennessee,
and Gregg Erickson of
THE BES I 13 YEARS
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of The Islander, headlines announced:
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Meale scheduled an administrative hearing Nov. 27 to
determine the final fate of the proposed Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's proposed 65-foot-high fixed-
span bridge to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge on
Manatee Avenue. Meale said he expected the hearing
to last five days. Opposing the DOT will be the Save
Anna Maria organization and other concerned citizens.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Mark Ratliff
submitted his formal resignation from the commission.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 13, 100 block of Elm Avenue, traffic arrest. A
driver was stopped for a vehicle equipment violation
and was arrested foirdriving with a suspended license
and no, tua. He :t. ;ijlso cited for lack of insurance and
a cra; ked '.jlndhield
OcI 3.1 10 bl:oc kof Hammock Road, grand theft.
A man repo6red the outboard motor from his sailboat
stolen. The boat was parked on a trailer in his driveway.
Oct. 1, 100 block of Bridge Street, battery. A teen
stated she was in a verbal argument with a suspect who
had thrown her to the ground and fled the scene.
Oct. 11, 699 Manatee Ave., Bank of America,
fraud. The bank reported a check fraud when a woman
attempted to cash a check for more than $1,800 on a
Wednesday, Oct. 19
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flu shots offered at Publix of
Holmes Beach, 3900 E. Bay Drive. Fee of $25 applies, or
free for qualified Medicare Part B participants. rnf[:rmani:,n
toll free (877) 629-3580.
Noon-- Anna Maria Garden Club presentation on na-
tive plants at Roser Memori li Comrrmruiily Chuirth, 5 12 Pine:
Ave., Anna Maria. Informaic'n 778-23665
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent Supp'rt Group at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. 407 Magn-lia Ave Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908 Babysilinc reg isr.ation and
Thursday, Oct. 20
10a.m. to2 p.m. Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor--
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies. -
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tri-Chamber Business After Hours
and Table Top Display at the Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 779-9412
6:30 p.m. Island Garden Club presents "Growing
Florida Native Plants" at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5538.
7:30 p.m. Manatee County Audubon Society pre-
sents a wildlife refuge system lecture at First Presbyterian
Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Friday, Oct. 21
1 to 2p.m.- Family caregiver support group at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach. In-
5 p.m. Longboat Key Historical Society "Old-time
Fish Fry" at Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub, 760 Broadway,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-2391. Fee applies.
5 to 9 p.m. Fiday-Fest on the Bay with Jose
Valentino and his jazz band outside the Van Wezel, 777 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 953-3368.
6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for "George M. Prout
- An American Illustrator" at Neel Performing Arts Center,
located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West on the Mana-.
tee Community College Campus, Bradenton. Information:
7 p.m. Manasota ARC's second annual "Taste of
Motown," featuring cuisine from area restaurants and music
at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium in the Bradenton City
Centre, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Information: (941
752-2976. Fee applies.
Saturday, Oct. 22
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boating and angler clinics and dem-
onstrations at Cannons Marina's,50th Anniversary celebra-
tion, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
2p.m. Random Play Company performance of "Take
a Bite (Oh Applesauce)," "Get Happy," and "Princess Tiara"
at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. Oktoberfest at the Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.
7:30 to 11:30 p.m. --"Tricks for Treatment" Halloween
Party at Ihe Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 228-2147, or 812-6364. Fee
applies. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Sunday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boating and.angler clinics and dem-
onstrations at Cannons-Marina's 50th Anniversary celebra-
tion, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
3 to 9p.m. "Mississippi Wave-A-Thon Washout" con-
cert and fashion show fundraiser at the Olympia Theater,
512 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 756-9272.
Monday, Oct. 24
9 a.m. Widowed persons support group at the Anna
business account. The business owner verified that the
check had not been issued to anyone.
Oct. 11, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. A man reported his backpack stolen while he was
visiting the beach.
Oct. 12, 5362 Gulf Drive, Lapensee Plumbing,
theft. The business owner reported the theft of com-
pany checks and that a I~irnier emnplc-:, c had recently
.attempted to cash one of lioic, checks.
Oct. 13, 2900 block of Avenue E, theft. A man
reported the theft of his Maryland vehicle tag.
Oct. 13,6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, assault. A
woman was arrestedfor aggravated assault after she alleg-
edly attempted to stab her male co-habitant with a knife.
According to the report, she was seemingly intoxicated
and became aggressive when the victim attempted to
avoid a confrontation by leaving the residence.
Oct. 13, 200 block of South Harbor Drive, theft. A
man reported his campaign signs stolen from his front
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
6 p.m. "Cracker Culture".presentation at the Mana-
tee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Braden-
ton. Information: 741-4075.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
10a.m. to noon- Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society "Open Aqueous
Show" at Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
Drive, Longboat Key, through Oct. 21. Information: 352-796-
Faculty exhibit opening reception at the Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
through Oct. 28. Information: 778-2099.
"Bat Boy: The Musical" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102
Old MainSt., Bradenton, through Oct. 30. Information: 748-
5875. Fee applies.
Art by Dee Pastorius at the Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Information:
"George M. Prout An American Illustrator" art exhibit.
at Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at
60th Avenue West on the Manatee. Community College
Campus, Bradenton, through Nov. 17. Information: 752-
"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.
"Hoopla" at Whitney Beach Plaza, Longboat Key, Oct.
"Preventing Identity Theft" seminar at Holmes Beach
City Hall Oct. 27.
Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park Oct. 28.
One-stroke painting class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Oct. 28.
Smooth Jazz on St. Armands Circle Oct. 28.-
"Jesus Christ Superstar" at Neel Performing Arts Cen-
ter Oct. 28-30.
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.
Sarasota Bluesfest at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Oct:
Halloween dance at the Bradenton Woman's Club Oct.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of
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Save the Date:
Taste of Manatee downtown Bradenton Nov. 5.
Jazz at the Ranch with Spyro Gyra Nov. 6.
Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel
Performing Arts Hall Nov. 11.
St. Bernard Christmas Bazaar Nov. 19-20.
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra
Fall Fanfare at the Island Baptist Church Nov. 20.
"Simon Day of Giving" at DeSoto Square Mall in
Bradenton to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Nov. 20.
Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach
Island Players production "Social Security" Dec. 1-
Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 9.
Privateer Holiday Parade Dec. 10.'
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He was pres-
Island Privateers. He was vice president
of West Manatee Fire and Rescue Dis-
trict Volunteers and a member of the
Private services for family and
friends were planned, withra Celebration
Of Life to follow, hosted by the Priva-
teers, at a later date. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Anna Maria
Island Privateers, P.O. Box 1238,
Holmes Beach FL 34218. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel,
is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by companion Kathy
Griffenkranz; twin sister Margie Martin
and sister Christine Hood, both of
Louisana; and brother Larry Reeves of
Isabel May Ballantyne Davis, 88, of
Keene, N.H., and formerly Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 8.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Davis
was a home economic teacher at Vestal
Central School in New York. She was a
graduate of Syracuse University. She
was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
During World War II, she was a plane
spotter and worked in a defense plant.
She was a member of the Dinner Dance
Club at Westbay Point and Moorings
and the Key Royale Club. She was ac-
tive in the Girl Scouts, the United Way,
American Heart Association and Meals
on Wheels. She was a member of the
United Church of Christ in Keene.
Services were in Keene. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Keene
Downtown Memorial Tree Fund, in care
Sof Trustee of Trust Funds, City Hall,
Keene NH 03431, or to Cedarcrest
Foundation, 91 Maple Ave., Keene NH
She is survived by husband of 63
years Donald D.; daughter Carolyn Jane
of Newburyport, Mass.; son Jeffrey
Allan of Williston, Vt.; three grandchil-
dren; three great-grandchildren; and
Fred Haverland, 91, of Bradenton,
died Oct. 3.
Born in Lincoln, Neb., Mr.
Haverland moved to Manatee County
from St. Cloud, Minn., in the early
1970s. He was the owner-operator of
Key's Motel and Restaurant, a member
of First United Methodist Church of St.
Cloud, and was in the Masonic Lodge
and Shrine Temple. He directed the Tri-
County Community Action Program
from 1967-68, Was base operator for the
St. Cloud Municipal Airport and part
owner of Benson's Funeral Home. In
Florida, he was a member of the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron, Palma
Sola Bay Yacht Club and Unitarian
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, at the auditorium at
Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. W.,
He is survived by daughter Andrea
Engel of Roseville, Minn.; son Mark of
Des Moines, Iowa; stepson Gregory
Haslach of Hauppauge, N.Y.; sister
mary Preece of Lincoln; friend Semha
Zimmerman of Bradenton; seven grand-
children; and two great-grandchildren.
James K. Jorgenson
James K. Jorgenson, 88, of Braden-
ton, died Oct. 11.
Born in McKeesport, Pa., Mr.
Jorgenson came to Manatee County
from West Warrick, R.I., in 1980. He
was a retired civil engineer. He was a
graduate of Penn State University. He
was a member of the Key Royale Club,
Holmes Beach, and Master Free Mason,
Scottish Rite. He was Protestant.
Memorial services will be held at a
later date. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Toale Brothers Funeral Home,
Bradenton Chapel, is in charge of ar-
He is survived by companion
Melbae K. Abel; sons William L. of
Boston, Mass., and James K. Jr. of
Hudson, Ohio; sisters Pat Campbell of
North Richland Hills, Texas, and Phyllis
Hofmeister of Spring Hill; brothers Jack
of Elizabeth, Pa. And Pet of Clarksburg,
Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-
Charles "Chuck" E. Stearns, 67, of
Bradenton and formerly Holmes Beach,
died Oct. 10.
Born in Paw Paw; Mich., Mr.
Steams was a
'fice for two
Holmes Beach Police Department,
where he was recognized as Officer of
the Year in 2000. He served in the U.S.
Navy as a medical corpsman. He was a
firefighter in Kalamazoo, Mich. He
-served on the West Manatee Fire and
Rescue District Commission for 2 1/2
years and on that body's pension board
for five years. He served on-the City of
Bradenton's Merit Board. He was a
member of the Key Royale Club, the
Bradenton Elks Club and the American
Legion. He was a Shriner.
A Celebration of Life will be at 5
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Chuck Stearns
Scholarship Fund in care of West Mana-
tee Fire and Rescue, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL, 34217. The funds
will be used to allow a youth to attend
the fire or police academy. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home,43rd Street Chapel,
is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Lynda; son
Steve and his wife Collette of Lapeer,
Mich.; stepson Rick from North Caro-
PLEASE SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE 13
THE ISLANDER (OCT. 19. 2005 0 PAGE 13
More flood insurance
savings for Anna
Maria, Holmes Beach
The Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency has increased its
flood insurance rating for both
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach to
a category 7 under FEMA's com-
munity rating system, allowing
homeowners to earn a 15 percent
discount on flood insurance poli-
cies issued after Oct. 1,2005, in
Anna Maria, and May 1,2006, in
Holmes Beach. The cities previ-
ously had a rating ,that gave
homeowners a 10 percent discount.
In letters to Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn and Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore, David
Maurstad of FEMA said that the
increase in savings "are a tangible
result of the voluntary activities
your community has imple-
mented." Maurstad noted, how-
ever, that not all homeowners may
be eligible for the maximum dis-
The rating will be automati-
cally renewed every October, pro-
vided that there are no compliance
actions against either city, he
Maurstad encouraged both cit-
ies to add new activities to its CRS
program to obtain an even higher
classification and additional sav-
ings for homeowners.
Caregivers to meet
The Family Caregiver Support
Group will meet at the-Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, de-
signed for people caring for an older
adult with health or memory problems.
Details are available at 747-4655.
The first meeting of the season for the
Island Widowed Persons, Support Group
will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave.,-Anna Maria. Further
details are available at 778-1908.
slated Tuesday at Mote
A coffee for those who have an interest
in volunteering at Mote Marine Labora-
tory will be from 10 a.m. until noon
Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Buchanan meet-
ing.room on the Mote campus, 1600.
Ken Thompson Blvd., Sarasota.
Andrea Davis, director of volunteer
resources, said the facility has need for
office. assistants, aquarium greeters,
guides, gift shop personnel and cashiers,
with Mote providing training. More in-
formation may be obtained by calling
:CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
lina; sister Corinne Price of Paw Paw
and Palmetto; brother.Jim and wife
Sue-of Howard City, Mich.; grandchil-
dren Lindsay and Kyle of Lapeer;
mother-in-law Lorene Reaves of
Bradenton;.and aunt Eltise Studstill of
Arden 'Pete' L. Stewart
Arden "Pete" L. Stewart, 94, of
Bradenton, died Oct. 12.
Born-in Perry County, Pa., Mr.
Stewart -moved to Bradenton from
Oktoberfest, "an evening of fun
with music, beer, brats, sauerkraut and
Black Forest cake," is scheduled at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
Saturday, Oct. 22.
The festivities will begin at 5:30
p.m. at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Coffee, iced tea and soft
drinks will be available, and, the spon-
sors say, "bring your own bottle (wine
Tickets at $10 may be purchased at-
the church office or by calling 778-
The Anna Maria Garden Club will
hold its first meeting of the current club
year at noon Wednesday, Oct. 19, at
Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Tom Heitzman of Sweetbay Nurs-
ery will talk about home gardening with
Guests and prospective members
are welcome. For more information, call
Priscilla Seewald at 778-3665.
Island Garden Club's
first meeting set
,The first meeting of the season for
the Island Garden Club will begin with
a.potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 20, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina'Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bob Egolf, Manatee County exten-
sion agent, will speak on "growing
Florida native plants and the important
role they play in keeping the ocean
around us healthy."
Additional information may be ob-
tained by calling 778-5538.
Collecting for kids
Assisting the International
Child Art Foundation and the
Greenville, Ala., school board, Uni-
fied Elements, a nragazine and auc-
tion Web site for artists, is collect-
ing new coloring books, sketch
pads and crayons for children dis-
placed by Hurricane Katrina. Dona-
tions may-be made on the Island at
Ginny's Antiques two locations,
5802 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and Ginny & Jane E's at 9807 Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria.
For information on United El-
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Springfield, Ohio, in 1950. He owned
King Kone Ice Cream and was the lease-
holder for the Coquina Beach conces-
sion stand until he retired, in 1973.
Memorial services were Oct. 15.
Memorial contributions may be made
to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd
Street Chapel, was in charge of ar-
He is survived by -on Richard of
Chuckey, Tenn.; daughter Phyllis
Schuck of Bradenton; brother Russell
of Ohio; sisters Kathryn Shroyer and
Dolores Friezell, both of Ohio; four
grandchildren; eight great-grandchil-
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AME dismissal time clarification
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Kathy
Hayes clarified her statements at the recent school con-
struction community meeting regarding dismissal of
bus riders during the current construction phase.
With the parking lot unavailable for student
pickup, both car riders and bus riders will be picked up
at the bus loop in front of the school.
Although the buses are waiting at the school as
early as 2 p.m., Hayes said she will not dismiss bus
riders a full 45 minutes early. At most, Hayes said, bus
riders might be dismissed 10 to 15 minutes earlier than
car riders to help ease traffic congestion.
Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, Oct. 22
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Maxx Sticks with
Marinara Sauce, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Garden Salad, Sliced Peaches
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunc/h-Mini Corn Dogs or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
Tator Tots, Baked Beans, Fruit Cocktail
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or Chicken
Noodle Soup with Half Hoagie, Crinkle-Cut Fries,
Green Beans, Applesauce
Thursday, Oct. 25
Breakfast: Breakfast-Burrito, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Taco with Cheese or Oven-Roasted
Chicken Pieces, Rice and Beans, Birthday Cup-
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although he could likely have built a multi-million
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directly across the Palma Sola Causeway from the
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Mote 'Secrets of Sea' art coming
Mote Marine Laboratory is teaming up with the Art
Center Sarasota to note Mote's 50th anniversary with
an art exhibit, "Secrets of the Sea," opening Oct. 27.
The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct.
27 at the center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The
juried art show will be there through Nov. 26.
The collaborative program will continue Nov. 8
with a morning of on-site painting by Art Center Sara-
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and participants will create an original reef mural.
Details may be obtained by calling 388-4441 or
Red-letter day for the Salvation Army
Lt. Colonel Bill Bamford, the Red Kettle campaign
coordinator for the Salvation Army serving Manatee
County, accepts the donation of $8,300, representing
$100 for each of the 83 units of blood collected at
the Oct. 7 blood drive organized and sponsored by
The Islander newspaper. Sponsor blood mobile
locations also included Publix and BeachHouse
Restaurant. With Bamford are, from left, Wanda
Read-Burke of Florida Blood Services, Ashley
Canesse of the Salvation Army and Amy Lee of FBS.
The cash donation was provided by an anonymous
family foundation to further the Salvation.Army's
hurricane relief efforts. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
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Anna Maria Island
eyes Hurricane Wilma
Islanders are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane
Wilma in the northwest Caribbean.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami on Tues-
day forecast the storm to head north into the Gulf of
Mexico the next two days, then make a sharp turn to the
east-northeast on Friday, increase speed, and strike the
Florida Gulf coast near Naples on Saturday as a Cat-
egory II and possibly a Category III hurricane.
However, the NHC cautioned that five-day fore-
cast models are not always reliable and urged all
Florida residents to keep an eye on the storm. If the
storm does not turn east on Friday as predicted, it
would likely be on track to continue north toward the
Tampa Bay area.
As of Tuesday, Oct. 18, Wilma had hurricane
winds that extended out only 15 miles, while tropical
storm-force winds reached 75 miles from the center.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said yester-
day she had ordered city staff to begin planning for a
hurricane "just to be prepared." She added that the
Manatee County Emergency Operations Center had
alerted all municipalities to watch Wilma carefully and
be ready for an EOC meeting today or tomorrow.
"We're all keeping a close eye on the storm and I
would urge residents to do the same," Whitmore added.
Anyone wishing to track Hurricane Wilma can go
online to www.nationalhurricanecenter.com.
Hula 'Hoopla' festival on Key
"Hoopla," a festival whose sponsor says "bring
your own hula hoop," will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 27, at the Whitney Beach Plaza, 6812 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, at the north end of Longboat Key.
It will be a benefit to raise money for the Ameri-
can Red Cross and its Hurricane Katrina and Rita re-
lief fund, and a $10 donation is sought. Youngsters
under 12 get in free.
There will be hoopable events with imagination -
shooting hoops, football through a hoop and, of course, a
hula-hoop contest. Music will be by Beauty and the Beast
Productions. Details are available at 383-2466.
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food, games and entertainment. Among the "slid-
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While it retains its "old cottage" charm on the
outside, remarkably the front dining area and
fireplace are identical to the former Waterfront. But
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Good fishing for grouper offshore, reds in backwaters
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With the air and water temperatures dropping, fish-
ing has really improved in the past week. Inshore fish-
ing for redfish and snook is great right now, and trout
catches are also being reported, although the trout seem
to be running a little on the small side.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper is great in
about 100 feet of water.
The effects of red tide appear to have dissipated in
the past few days, and let's hope that the bloom has
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's had "a great week on the waters of this past
week. No effects of red tide were evident inshore and
some really great catches were logged." Capt. Zach
said he took three fishers visiting from the United
Kingdom out and caught snook to 32 inches, plus nu-
merous releases in the 25-inch range. Reds were nu-
merous and ranged in size to 30 inches. "Most of the
action was at the top of an incoming tide and the first
of an outgoing tide in the Manatee River, Terra Ceia
Bay and Palma Sola Bay," he advised. "Whitebait and
small pinfish produced most of the fish found near
mangrove shorelines and oyster bars." He also caught
trout, Spanish mackerel, flounder and large jacks at a
variety of locations in Anna Maria Sound and southeast
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching a few snapper, some sheepshead and
snook, and a couple of redfish. Whitebait has also
started to school around the pilings, he added.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto snook, redfish and
trout last week, using whitebait for the better hookups.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said fishing off-
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so that dredging of the Cortez channel can get started,
with completion planned in midJanuary.
The job had been awaiting the stone crab season,
to not,interfere with Cortez crabbers clearing their
crab traps from the village. They have been stacked
anywhere there was room, being repaired and refit-
ted for the season that opened Oct. 15.'
Charles Listowski, executive director of the
West Coast Inland Navigation District, said the
derelicts are being scraped and pried out of muck
at the eastern end of the waterfront channel. They
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"They made some ugly mess," he said of the
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has been excellent. Best action seems to be in about
100 feet of water, 30 miles or more out. Inshore action
for snook is fair, but redfishing is excellent right now
and trout are running well, although they seem to be on
the small side.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers are catching sheepshead, snapper and snook at
night. "Not a lot of anything," he said, "but a little bit
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
Listowski said, and has to be packed out almost
piece by rotting piece.
A WCIND contractor has about two more
weeks of work there, he said, "which is good tim-
ing. It will coincide nicely with our program to
select a dredging contractor."
Another WCIND contractor, meanwhile, is
working in the FISH Preserve, which adjoins the
dredging area to the east. That work involves clear-
ing and leveling enough of the Preserve to handle
the 7,500 cubic yards of spoil from the dredging.
There it will drain and dry, to be hauled away for
fill dirt or to a landfill or, ideally, spread within the
Preserve if it is clean enough.
The Preserve is the 95 acres of "old Florida"
wetlands and forest which the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage has bought as a nature preserve
at the eastern edge of Cortez.
The boat channel along the waterfront will be
cleaned, deepened and widened from about A.P.
Bell Fish Co. to the Preserve. Manatee County has
authorized $325,000 toward the project, with
WCIND to manage it. Permits have been in hand
for two or three years.
Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
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snook returning to Sarasota Bay. There are lots of man-
grove snapper and redfish hanging around the mouth of
the Manatee River, and trout are thick near the Perico
Bay seagrass flats.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are plenty of redfish being caught now on the fall-
ing tides. Mangrove snapper are still lurking near the
Tampa Bay shipping channels, and he's heard of a few
good-size snook being caught as well from the bays.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook and reds were
his best bets last week, plus lots of small snook with a few
big ones mixed in. He's predicting the fishing to really
pick up asthe weather continues to cool.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include red-
fish being caught using darker-colored artificial lures,
plus mangrove snapper from the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge Piers. There were no mackerel catches last
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said a trip last Friday put hischarters onto a
big school of cobia. One hookup and one run by one
big fish tangled the line in the prop, prompting First
Mate Jarrod Vinyard to dive overboard to untangle the
line and kept the fish on.,Other action last week in-
cluded grouper and snapper.
On my boat Magic, we were able to catch redfish
on every trip last week, with most in the 26-inch range,
as well as snook to 28 inches in length.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing guide.
Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Snapshots -may be retrieved once
they appear in the paper.
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Egmont Key tales of old; bromeliad fun this weekend
Fall has finally fallen in Florida.
For a few hours a few days ago, temperatures
plummeted into the 60s in our part of the world. Of
course, weather heated up to the high 80s by mid-after-
noon, but the harbinger of winter after one of the hot-
test summers on record has been issued.
Egmont Key tales
Joe Chiles did a wonderful job of exploring the
history and future of Passage Key in last week's Is-
lander on that island's 100th anniversary of being en-
rolled into the National Wildlife Refuge system, the
second such designation in the country.
The ceremony took place on Egmont Key, just
north of Passage, in the mouth of Tampa Bay. It was
the first time I'd been to Egmont in at least 10 years,
and the changes on that island were pronounced in a
Erosion has struck Egmont Key in a major way.
What once was about 600 acres of real estate when the
forts were under construction in the late 1890s.is now
eroded down to about 290 acres. Most of the forts are
tumbling into the water or are already unwilling arti-
ficial reefs. The main fort, which once was at the south-
west edge of the island and which I remembered as a
Little Roat as having dry sand in front of it, is now
hundreds of feet out in the Gulf of Mexico.
What struck me as being unreal, though, were
some of the long-ago aerial pictures of Egmont Key. In
the early shots, the entire "city" on Egmont was shown.
Tennis courts. Bowling alley. Shops. Garrisons for the
300-or-so troops stationed there, as well as civilians
who catered to the troops. In all, we were told, there
were something like 2,000 people on the key in its hey-
day. That population was about three times what was
on Anna Maria Island at the time.
Egmont Key is also a part of the National Wildlife
Refuge system, and the bulk of the southern end of the
key is off limits to humans to allow the area to be used
as a bird rookery'.
Pelican Man get
Jeffrey A. Dering, an international executive of
nonprofit organizations, has been named executive di-
rector of the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.
He succeeds Judith-Ann Ragona, member of the
board of directors who has been acting executive direc-
tor during the search for a permanent replacement-for
the late Dale Shields, founder of the sanctuary.
Dering comes from the PhilanthArt Foundation in
London, where he was director of marketing and fine
art management. He also has been museum director of
Explorers Hall of the National Geographic Society in
Washington; director of planning for the Orlando Sci-
ence Center; and consultant to Kalmar Museum in
Sweden, Smithsonian Institution, the Vatican Museum,
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Egmont Key circa 1930. The picture was taken at the
north end of the island. The lighthouse is pictured to
the left, and the road network is visible heading
The northern end, though, is a park, and visitors
use the wide red-brick sidewalk-roads to tour where the
houses and other amenities once stood. Fire has been
a problem on Egmont over the years, and except for the
coquina-rock garrisons or other buildings, any structure
of wood has longbeen burned.
The pilot boat cottages are still there, though, of-
fering a home for the pilots who guide the tankers and
other big vessels into and out of Port Manatee and the
Port of Tampa.
There is also a lighthouse and U.S. Coast Guard
facilities at the north end of the key. It's the second-
lighthouse that was built on Egmont the first was
ts new director
China Seas Aquariurr in Wahun, China, and other en-
He said he and the board will work for alliances
with local schools, universities, foundations and gov-
ernments to "promote the well-being of all wild birds."
Founded in 1981, the Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary is one of the largest nonprofit rescue, rehabili-
tation and release' centers in the United States totally
dependent on private donations and volunteers to
care for the 300 birds on display and in the hospital.
It is located on City Island, off the south ramp of the
New Pass Bridge.
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destroyed by a hurricane in 1848, a storm that
overwashed the key and brought about eight feet of
water into downtown Tampa.
As former U.S. Rep. Sam Gibbons put it, "This
place is loaded with history."
Gibbons was instrumental in getting the U.S. Fish
& Wildlife Service, as well as the state park system, to
take over management of the key. Although his efforts
are viewed by birders and nature lovers today as being
altruistic for critters, Gibbons was quick to point out
that his real reason for getting the bureaucracy involved
was to stave off any potential development on Egmont.
And he urged conservationists to continue his ef-
forts on other uninhabited barrier islands off Florida's
coasts as a goal for the next 100 years.
Sounds like a good rallying cry. Save Our Barriers!
You SOBs go!
Yum, yum more seaweed for Jabba
Seaweed may be the new designer food.
According to Maia McGuire, a Northeast Florida
.marine extension agent, seaweed is a popular food in
some parts of the world.
"Many people are accustomed to having sushi
wrapped in seaweed," she wrote in the current edition
of "The Marine Scene,". but there are many different
ways of preparing seaweed.
"In Hawaii, it is traditional to eat raw seaweed,
while in Japan.the seaweed is typically pickled. In
-China, seaweeds are cooked before they are eaten. Sar-
gassum, the brown seaweed that washes up on our
beaches in storms, can be rinsed in freshwater, patted
dry and then deep fried to make a crunchy snack."
Right, Maia. Yum. Yuck. I think I'll stick to stone
crab claws. Be sure to put in an order at your local fish
Bromiliad fest this weekend
There's a chance to beef up your garden this week-
end, as the 12 bromeliad societies in Florida congregate
in Sarasota for the "Bromeliad Extravaganza."
On Oct. 22, there will be a plant sale with thou--
sands of rare and unusual plants offered.The event will
be at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. Of the Arts,
near the Sarasota Hyatt. The free event will run from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature food, speakers and
more, according to event organizers.
The event is being hosted by the Sarasota Brome-
liad Society. For more information, contact Len
Dolatowski at 748-2120, e-mail him at
email@example.com website fcbs.org, or call
Bromeliads, by the way, are members of a plant
family known as Bromeliaceae. The family contains
more than 2,700 described species in approximately 56
genera, with the most well know being the pineapple.
Spanish moss is also a bromiliad.
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Island Real Estate holds perfect record behind Hardy, Fonseca
By Kevin Cassidy
Island Real Estate showed why it's the only team
with a perfect record as the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center's recreational soccer league passed the
halfway point of the 2005 season. IRE improved to 7-
0 with a methodical 7-2 victory over a determined West
Coast Surf Shop team on Oct. 13 behind the one-two
scoring punch of Chandler Hardy and Paulo Fonseca.
Island Real Estate put the Division II contest away
early thanks to two goals apiece from Hardy and
Fonseca that staked IRE to a 4-1 halftime lead.
It was more of the same in the second half as Island
Real Estate maintained control of the ball deep in the
Surf Shop end for long stretches, with the Surfers' only
scoring chances coming in transition.
Hardy added two more goals in the second half to
finish with four in the game, adding to his division-
leading 15 goals on the season. Fonseca notched one
second-half goal to increase his season total to eight
goals as Island Real Estate opened up a 13-point lead
over second-place Harry's Continental Kitchens.
There were a few high-scoring performances in
Division I action over the past week led by Martine-
Miller, who poured in an incredible six goals for her
West Coast Air Conditioning team, while Matt Bauer
notched four goals for ReMax Gulfstream and Joey
Hutchinson matched that for LaPensee Plumbing team.
Andrew Crowton led all scorers in Division III
with four goals during Danziger Allergy & Sinus' 7-1
victory over Cannons Marina.
Aside from Division I, which has first place sepa-
rated from the last-place team by only three points, the
race for first place in Divisions II and III is all but over,
unless Air & Energy or Island Real Estate go into a
Division II (ages 10-11)
Trevor Bystrom and Daniel Pimental each scored
one goal to help Harry's Continental Kitchens earn a
2-2 tie against Pine Avenue Store in Division II action
on Oct. 12. Alex Hall notched a pair of goals for Pine
Avenue Store in the 2-2 tie.
West Coast Surf Shop recorded its first victory of
the season on Oct. 11 behind two goals from Danny
Krokroskia and one goal apiece from Giorgio Gomez
and Julian Botero. Alex Hall scored the lone goal for
Pine Store in the.loss.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Andrew Crowton scored four goals to move
Danziger Allergy & Sinus into sole possession of third
place in Division III scoring and a 7-1 victory over
Cannons Marina on Oct. 13. Josh Zawistoski added
two goals, while Blaine Jenefsky notched one goal to
complete the Danziger scoring.
Leah Spann scored one goal to lead Cannons Ma-
rina in the loss.
Joel Hart scored two goals to push his season to-
tal for Air & Energy to an Island-high 21 goals during
A&E's 3-1 victory over Mike Norman Realty on Oct.
S13.pPhilip Dudevoire notched one goal to complete the
A&E scoring in the two-goal victory.
Ryan Gilman led Mike Norman Realty with one
goal in the loss.
On Oct. 1, a hat trick from Joel Hart and two goals
from brother Adam lifted A&E to a 7-0 victory over
Danziger Allergy & Sinus to avenge its only loss on the
season. Connor Field and Henry Bernet each notched
S a goal to complete the Air & Energy scoring barrage.
Division I (ages 12-14)
-Longboat Observer defeated LaPensee Plumbing
by a 7-6 score on Oct. 14 to move into a tie for first
place with still undefeated Mr. Bones BBQ. Billy
Alstrom scored four goals and Celia Ware added three
goals to lead the Observer to victory.
LaPensee Plumbing was led by Joey Hutchinson's
five goals, which vaults him to the top of individual
league scoring with 23 goals. Heldino Gomez added
one goal to complete the LaPensee scoring in the loss.
Two goals apiece from Ally Titsworth and Cory
.Wash lifted Mr. Bones BBQ past ReMax Gulfstream
Realty by a 5-3 score on Oct. 12. James Hall added one
goal for Mr. Bones, which improved to 2-0-5 on the
season.Ben Valdivieso notched two goals to increase
his season total to 16, good for second in Division I,
while Jordan Sebastiano scored his seventh goal of the
season in the loss.
ReMax Gulfstream edged Longboat Observer 8-7
on Oct. 10 to move within one point from first place in
Division I. Matt Bauer led the offensive surge for
ReMax with four goals, while Jordan Sebastiano and
Ben Valdivieso each scored two goals to complete the
ReMax scoring barrage.
Celia Ware scored three goals to lead the Observer
offensive attack that also received two goals from
Blake Wilson and one goal apiece from Alison
Lukitsch and Billy Alstrom.
Martine Miller scored an incredible six goals to
lead West Coast Air Conditioning past LaPensee
Plumbing by an 8-4 score on Oct. 10. Darren Phillips
and Broderick West each added one goal in the four-
goal victory for West Coast Air.
Joey Hutchinson scored all four goals for LaPensee
Plumbing in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
Nancy Grimme.and Nancy King each shot a 34 to
claim first place in the Flight A, low-net golf compe-
tition at the Key Royale Club on Oct. 11. Joyce Reith
shot 35 to finish in third place.
Flight.B winner was Sally Keyes who came in with
an even-par 32, which got even better in the "throw-out-
the-mystery-hole" contest, which subtracted a golfer's
score on hole No. 6 from their total. Keyes finished with
a 28 to beat out Nancy Grimme, Nancy King and Jane
Weingarten, who each finished with a 29. Weingarten shot
a 36 to finish in second place in Flight B, while Mary Pat
Swamy came in third place with a 38.
Swamy's round was helped by a birdie on No. 8,
while Terry Westby and Phyllis Lamp had chip-ins on
No, 6 and No. 1 respectively.
Little League meeting set for Oct. 26
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounced the annual Little League community forma-
tion meeting to be held at.7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26,.
Anna Maria Island Community
Center Soccer League scoring
leaders as of Oct. 14
Name Team. Goals
Division I (ages 12-14)
1. Joey Hutchinson LaPensee 23
2. Ben Valdivieso ReMax 16
3. Cory Wash Mr. Bones 14
4. Martine Miller WCAC 12
5. Celia Ware Observer 10
Division II (ages 10-11)
1. Chandler Hardy IRE ,15
2. Alex Hall Pine Store 11
3. Trevor Bystrom Harry's 8
3. Paulo Fonseca IRE 8
3. Giorgio Gomez Surf Shop 8
4. Daniel Pimental Harry's 7
Division III (ages 8-9)
1. Joel Hart A&E 21
2. Adam Hart A&E 11
3. Andrew Crowton Danziger 10
4. Hunter Parrish Cannons 6
4. Josh Zawistoski Danziger 6
5. Ryan Gilman M. Norman 5
N."A 1 at MHS
A.B' i I i Islanders on the
,, i- i J this year's
team was not
but its opponents
.were scoreless in
S. six of its eight
S;." '. Photo: Courtesy
at the Center.
The meeting is open to all adult Little League en-
thusiasts residing on Anna Maria Island and the Mana-
tee County portion of Longboat Key. The primary
agenda is to vote on the Anna Maria Island Little
League Board of Directors. For more information, call
Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Cooler weather brought out 24 players for the Oct.
15 horseshoe competition. At the end of match play,
four teams-were tied with 3-0 records, resulting in
semifinal and final playoff matches to determine a win-
ning team. Debbie Rhodes of Cortez and Jesse Brisson
of Bradenton defeated Steve Doyle of Anna Maria and
Sam Samuels of Cortez. The other semifinal match saw
Bradenton's Jay Disbrow and-Gary Howcroft of
Holmes Beach defeat Ron Pepka of Bradenton and
Harry Stoltfus of Anna Maria.
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.
AMICC Soccer League schedule
Date Time Team vs. Team
Division I (ages 12-14)
Oct. 19 7:15 p.m. Bones vs. LaPensee
Oct. 21 7:15 p.m. WCAS vs. Observer
Oct. 24 6 p.m. WCAS vs. ReMax
Oct..24 7:30 p.m. Observer vs. Mr. Bones
Division II (ages 10-11)
Oct. 19 6 p.m.
Oct. 21 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 7 p.m.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Oct. 20 6p.m.
Oct. 20 7.p.m.
Oct. 25 6 p.m.
IRE vs Harry's
Surf Shop vs Harry's
Surf Shop vs. Pine Store
Cannons vs. A&E
Danziger vs. Norman
A&E vs. Danziger
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Oct. 19 6 p.m. Sparks vs. LPAC
Oct.. 19 7 p.m. M. Stanley vs. Coastal Ortho
Oct. 20 6 p.m. LB Kiwanis vs. Bistros
Oct. 20 7 p.m. B. Walker vs. Tropical T&E
Oct. 25 6 p.m. LB Kiwanis vs. Tropical T&E
Oct. 25 7 p.m. B. Walker vs. LPAC
Center Soccer League standings
as of Oct. 14
Division I (ages 12-14)
Mr. Bones 2
Lost Tie Points
Division II (ages 10-11)
IRE 7 0 0 21
Harry's 2 3 2
Pine Store 2 4 1
Surf Shop 1 5 1
Division III (ages 8-9)
-A&E 7 1 0
Danziger 3 4 1
Cannons 2 4 1
M. Norman 2 5 0
(3 points for win, 1 point for tie).
Featured Sale: This canalfront pool home at 506 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, sold in December
1999for $275,000, amounting to a $474,000 in-
crease over five years. The price amounts to $437
per square foot. Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson
Island property sales
414 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52x109
waterfront commercial lot zoned ROR was sold 09/
12/05, Gryboski to Ringdahl for $550,000.
425 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,500 sfur com-
mercial warehouse built in 1974 on a 52x145 lot was
sold 09/13/05, Powers to Sea Sand LLC for
410 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52x109
waterfront commercial lot zoned-ROR was sold 09-/
16/05, Gryboski to Powers for $550,000.
6907 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 860 sfla /
1,437 sfur 2bed/1.5 bath half duplex built in 1982 on
a 3,877 sq ft lot was sold 09/15/05, Palmer to Kocher
for $405,000; list $429,000.
2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 202, Club Bamboo,
Bradenton Beach, a 681 sfur 1 bed/1 bath condo built
in 1975 was sold 09/16/05, Morelli to Shely for
511 59th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,692 sfla / 2,883
sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1983
on a 105x115 lot Was sold 09/20/05, Jozefowicz to
By the Beach LLC for $820,000.
506 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,712
sfla / 2,384 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool
home built in 1966 on a 86x112 lot was sold 09/20/
05, Thornhill to Dieffenbach for $749,000.
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300 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla /
1,697 sfur 4bed/2.5 bath/5car duplex built in 1970 on
a 10,988 sq ft lot was sold 09/21/05, Powers to
Tunkel for $683,000; list $750,000.
309-B 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla /
2,118 sfur 3bed/2.5 bath half duplex with pool built
in 1990 on a 4,748 sq ft lot was sold 09/22/05,
Dehann to Potocki for $620,000; list $645,000.
201 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,676 sfla /
2,180 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1971 on a
65x105 lot was sold 09/20/05, Davidson to A Sunny
Spot LLC for $575,000; list $629,000.
901 Gulf Drive S., Unit 4, Pelican Cove Resort,
Bradenton Beach, a 962 sfla / 1,196 sfur 2bed/2bath
"condo built in 1983 was sold 09/19/05, Gonzalez to
Matthews for $570,000.
601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 113, Gulf Watch, Braden-
ton Beach, a 1,282 sfla / 1,380 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1984 was sold 09/23/05, Matzen to
Norwood for $444,000; list $459,000.
3601 E. Bay Drive, Unit 106, Sandy Pointe,
Holmes Beach, a 1,035 sfla./1,215 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1988 was sold 09/23/05, Smith to Halls
3607 E. Bay Drive, Unit 109, Sandy Pointe,
Holmes Beach, a 976 sfla / 1,065 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1996 was sold 09/23/05, Pease to
O'Grady for $330,000; list $349,900.
626 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,489 sfla
/ 1,920 sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car canalfront home built in
1966 on a 100x96 lot was sold 09/28/05, Bothereau
to Seiler for $655,000; list $699,000.
2503 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,740 sfla
/ 2,270 sfur 4bed/3bath duplex built in 1978 on a
50x100 lot was sold 09/26/05, Sato to Maldonado for
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 254, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1978 was sold 09/26/05, Ruiz
to Vallie for $395,900; list $409,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Re-
alty of Holmes Beach, can be reached at (941) 713-
4755 direct, or at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
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of Hunter Hill
By Jim Hanson
Rumors and speculation may be put to rest Thurs-
day evening, Oct. 20, when Peter Thurell tells Cortez
what his plans and hopes are for his large Hunter Hill
The program for the tract is to be outlined at a
meeting of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cortez Commu-
nity Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct. W. The entire village
is invited to hear of the plans and to contribute their
reactions and suggestions.
Thurell is a devoted admirer of the historic fishing
village, dividing his time between here and his native
Sweden. He lives in a large home he built on the point
beyond the U.S. Coast Guard station just south of the
He has acquired the old Captain John's Marina and
other parcels to form one large tract on the north side
of Cortez Road, extending to the parking lot across
127th Street from Annie's Bait & Tackle and back
along the canal there.
The canal runs into Anna Maria Sound just north
of the Cortez Bridge, and is spanned by a small hump-
back bridge on 127th Street. There are boat slips along
part of the canal. Much of the property had been in the
Originally, Thurell had planned to move some his-
toric cottages from Bradenton Beach to preserve them
on the land, but that proved so complicated as to be
There are several houses on the property, and a
service station so old that some Cortezians had hoped
to have it preserved as an historic site.
Staff members of the Manatee County Planning
Department will be on hand to explain the
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the river and convenient to everything. Owner has plans to build
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lot. Can choose tbudl.er pr:ce r. t.':.r lot. $385,000.
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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. $765,000.
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.
THE ISLANDER OCT. 19. 2005 U PAGE 23
Is. d Biz
By Rick Catlin
Cannons Marina at 6040 Gulf of
Mexico Drive on Longboat Key is hold-
ing its 50th anniversary celebration this
weekend with a host of special events
for the public, prizes and free fishing,
boating and marine-life clinics.
The celebration begins at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, with Dr. Randy Wells
of Mote Marine discussing the five gen-
erations of bottlenose dolphins in Sara-
Other clinics will be held on flat
fishing, extending the life of a boat en-
gine and how to fish in local waters.
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, Can-
nons will host a kid's fishing clinic for
youngsters ages 7 to 12 to learn the ba-
sics of fishing.
Prize drawings will be held on both
days and lucky patrons of the anniver-
sary party can win items donated by
Grady-White and Scout boats, a mini-
stereo system from Yamaha Motors, and
Harry's Continental Kitchens will
New chamber members welcomed
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce new member breakfast sponsored by
Auntie M's Laundromat was held at the Sun House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
Oct. 12 and nine new members were welcomed. Front row, from left, Meredit Slavin
of Auntie M's Laundromat, Shelina Martin ofAnna Maria Vacation Rentals, Melissa
Williams of Steam Designs, Shelley Chamberlin of Shelley's Island Pet Sitting. Back
row, from left, Kenny Hoffman of Stripes, Marcia Kingon ofAAA Travel, Julie
Howland of AAA Travel, Bill Mullins of Billy Do This, Laura Derier of AAA Travel
and Jeff Cappello ofMorgan Stanley. Islander.Photo: Nancy Ambrose
provide refreshments and birthday cake
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Cannons Marina owner David
Miller, son of founder Paul Miller, said he,
his family and the loyal staff were "proud
to be celebrating our 50th anniversary. As
a young boy working for my father here in
1955, little did I know that we would have
the longevity we have today."
This past June, Cannons was recog-
nized by the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection as the state's
New 'CD' now playing
in Anna Maria
Acrylic nail specialist CD Dashiell,
right, recently opened a salon at 9908
Gulf Drive at the old post office
building in Anna Maria. Here she
gives Sharon Slocum her new set of
nails. CD also operates a salon at the
Village Green Parkway: To make a
reservation with CD, call 713-5244..
Islander Photo: Banner Joy
18th Florida Clean Boatyard and was
awarded the DEP's Clean Marina desig-
nation. Cannons is the only marina in
the DEP's southwest Florida district to
attain both honors.
Cannons Marina started in 1955
PLEASE SEE BIZ, PAGE 25
FOR STRAIGHT TALK ON SELLING ISLAND PROPERTIES
CALL THE ISLANDERS, CHRIS & JOHN
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For more details call
Gayle simyson Schulz...
S- Jim Anderson Realty Company
SP Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
.11I tr- 1.800.772.3235
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Cannons Marina, circa 1955, in a
photograph taken by Joseph Steinmetz.
SProperty Management, Sales, Vacation Rentals
office (941) 798-9191 toll free (888) 774-6880
R M r 401 Manatee Avenue Holmes Beach
YOU DESERVE PROFESSIONALISM
AND EASE WHEN BUYING OR 4
SELLING YOUR HOME.
Lesage-Potocki Unique 5.25 acres near Bradenton and
to find out how Sarasota. 54' x 44' barn, pasture, oaks,
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Call me at (941) 448-4939 322-6203 or 545-6371
Seasonal Rentals For 2006
".- -:... 2BR2BA with view .-
of lake, 55-plus.
Three month mini-
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Call Judy Karkhoff, Realtor
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Cannons are golden
Cannons Marina on Longboat
Key began 50 years ago as
Cannons by the Sea Cottages
and boat dock. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Cannons
Removal of structure will provide a lovely build-
ing site for two spacious townhomes. An
attractive, contemporary structure is possible for
the investor/builder to be creative. This is also an
ideal location for a beautiful home with an
attached mother-in-law or guest apartment.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of
Bay Palms subdivision, this is an opportunity to
build two homes on a spacious island lot with
tropical foliage. If you "dare to be different" call
us for additional details. Asking $775,000.
"We ARE the Island."
Marie Franklin. Lic. Real Estat!e Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.
ANTIQUE WICKER DESK: Excellent condition,
painted white. One center drawer, Iwo side shelves.
Raised wicker railing surrounds desktop. 37.5 wide
by 23 inches deep. $375. (941) 778-1102.
FULL-SIZE FUTON: Premium mattress, seldom
used, $80. (941) 778-1102.
e" LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to
Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, .5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978..
WHITE WICKER FURNITURE set: Includes love
seat, two chairs, coffee table, rocker and cushions.
Very nice! $'110. (941) 779-1045.
TWIN BED SHEETS, quilt, shams, new bedspread.
Used twice. $400. (941) 792-6220.
MOVING SALE: HARDWOOD cabinets, sofa,
chairs, bed, refrigerator, washer, stove, desk, table,
tools, 1940s sewing machine, frames. (941)
778-2120 or (636) 373-4331.
FURNITURE: STERNS FOSTER king bed set,
headboard, $250; dining room-table, four chairs,
two leafs, $450; desk, lighted shelves, $100; stand-
alone mirror, $80. (941) 778-7003.
s FOR SALE: WHITE sectional couch, 13.5-cubic-
foot white chaise, GE upright freezer, oak Hooker
entertainment center. (941) 778-1517.
TWO LEATHER SOFAS, end tables, lamps, etc. Two
large southwest-style paintings. Call (941) 779-0420.
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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.
GARAGE SALE: 8:30am, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-
22. Household items, tools, plants, wall mirrors, sports
equipment, computer desk, bikes, pictures, basketball
hoop, skateboard ramp. 305 561h St., Holmes Beach.
SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques. Collectible porce-
lain dolls, 50 percent off; bone china cups and saucers
and thimbles, 30-60 percent off; all sterling jewelry, 50-
70 percent off; select gifts, vintage and costume jew-
elry, bar stools, wicker furniture, collectibles, art, crys-
tal. 40-80 percent off. 5351 Gull Drive, Holmes Beach.
,Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 1941) 779-0729.
GARAGE SALE: 9am-? Saturday, Oct. 22. 1984
Cadillac Brougharn, 85,000 miles. Yamaha out-
board motor, 30-horsepower, barely used. 6250
Holmes Blvd. #52, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5141.
GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon, Saturday. Oct. 22.
Household items, porch furniture, clothing. 456 63rd
Street, Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE: 9am-1pm, Saturday, Oct. 22. Love
seat, computer desk, dishes, books, albums, baskets,
plants and more. 230 Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria.
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.
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restau-
rant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of
Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase .a
personalized 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.
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Island, waterfront and area
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has everything: deep water boat dock. pool
in courtyard, and separate guest quarters
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community. Fully landscaped and ready for new open design, high end custom finishes.
custom home. Boat dock allowed. MAR#510291 3 Br, 2 Ba. Completed in 3 months.
Incredible Value! $1,850,000 MAR#506840 Offered at $791,000
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FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Cour-
tesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
BIKE RENTALS: ADULTS $45/week, children $25/
week. Includes helmet. (941) 778-3441.
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through
adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A
guardian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed
,by the court to represent and advocate for the best
interest of children who have been abused, aban-
doned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call
:(941) 744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.
SEEKING: MARK MCELROY. Please contact
Jeannah, (941) 228-6352.
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.
KITTENS AND MOM: Six-months old, gorgeous, one
six-toed, four females, one male. Tested, shots,
spayed, microchipped. Locally fostered. $150 val'e,
only $35 to. good home. Julie, (941) 720-1411.
RV: 2002 ROADTREK 190 Versatile. Fully loaded.
14,000 miles. Call (317) 873-3307, e-mail
email@example.com or see details at http://
1984 CADILLAC BROUGHAM: 85,000 miles.
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 19, 2005 M PAGE 25
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
when Paul Miller purchased Cannons
Boat Dock and four cottages from Ernie
Cannon. The four cottages remain today
and are known as "Cannons by the Sea
For more information on the anni-
versary, call 383-2523.
40 percent discount
on gift certificates
Island members of the Sarasota-
Manatee Originals, a group of indepen-
dent restaurateurs, are preserving the cu-
linary landscape of Anna Maria Island
by offering a new gift certificate pro-
gram with discounts of 40 percent.
The certificates will be available
Oct. 20 online at
Once purchased, the certificates can
be printed on the buyer's computer and
Island members of the Originals are
Ooh La La! Bistro in Holmes Beach,
the Sun House in Bradenton Beach, and
the Chiles group of restaurants, which
includes the Sandbar in Anna Maria,
the Beach House in Bradenton Beach,
and the Mar. Vista on Longboat Key.
Harry's Continental Kitchens and
Euphemia Haye, both on Longboat Key,
are also members.
The SMO said the gift certificates
will be a regular feature of the Web site
and new certificates will be posted every
Island Real Estate at 6101 Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach has named Tom
Nelson as its top listing agent for Sep-
tember, while top sales agent honors
went to Marianne Correll.
The top listing agent for
Wedebrock Real Estate at 3224 E. Bay
Drive in Holmes Beach during Septem-
ber was Dee Jorcyk at the Holmes
Beach office and Sandy Wilson at the
Longboat Key branch. The top selling
agents were Gail Tuteweiler from
Holmes Beach and Tina Rudek on
Wagner Realty at 2217 Gulf Drive
N. in Bradenton Beach has awarded
Laurie Dellatore as the top listing agent
for the company's Island office, while
Bill Greene garnered.the award at the
Longboat Key branch office.
Sales leaders were Becky Smith
and Elfi Starrett at the Island office and
Karen Ankerstar at the Longboat Key
Top honors in the closed volume
category went to David Moynihan for
Chef Raymond Arpke and wife D'Arcy
recently celebrated the 25th anniver-
sary of their restaurant, Euphemia
Haye, at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive
on Longboat Key.
From left, Rotary Club of Anna Maria vice president and membership chairman
John Luchkowec welcomed new members David Zaccagnino, Laura McAdams
and Jeff Cappello to the club at its Oct. 11 meeting. At right is Rotary president
Birgit Sesterhenn. Photo: Courtesy of Rotary Club
the Island office and Susan Smith on
Wagner also announced that sales
associates Steve Sudnik, Robert Gurskis
and Kathy Tobin have joined the Island
Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty at
5309 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach re-
cently earned his Graduate Realtor Insti-
tute designation. Brisson had to take 105
hours of classes and pass three separate
exams to achieve the rating.
Also at .Gulf-Bay Realty, Heather
Absten and Jennifer Absten were named
the top listing agents for September,
while Brisson and Robin Kollar won the
top selling agent-award.
for Euphemia Haye
Raymond and D'Arcy Arpke held
an anniversary party last week for their
staff to celebrate the 25 years they've
owned the Euphemia Haye restaurant at
5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat
The party was held onboard the Sea-
food Shack's Showboat and music was
provided by "Something Famous" fea-
turing Dean Miller, a regular performer
at the Arpkes HayeLoft at the same lo-
For information on Euphemia Haye,
Excellent rental history, great income, Old Florida-style beach cottage.
Fully updated and turnkey furnished. Just steps from the Gulf of Mexico.
Small resort of 11 cottages in quiet, residential area of prestigious north
end of Anna Maria Island. Only two cottages left!
DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!
I ,* :,*,
Rare-5BR/3.5BA, across from beach access
with spacious, open floor plan./Large kitchen
t*, Ith breakfast bar, Master suite on-main floor.
Tile floors, screened lanai and a large open
deck great for to-,nnirngi 0'.'erlced four-car
Larry Albert fr i
Broker- Realtor T Ope l s
BUYING, SELLING, RENTING? WE CAN HELP!
ANNA MARIA ELEVATED HOME-
.fO -' reir location. Great beach access! Short
.* ;,troll to the beach. Listed.at $745,000. Call
I Franr' Migliore 778-2307 or Stephanie Bell
j 920:i-5156. MLS#513240.
g: ATTENTION WATERFRONT INVESTORS!
i ,, Te TIrp in Lodge on Terra Ceia Bay. 1.3
S .... irEs w lli direct access to bay and over 355
liee on the water. Introductory asking price
$. ~1 -$100,000 For specifics call Stephanie Bell,
-.Br,- r 9120-5156. MLS#514229.
1-800- 06-66 4 -77-207
SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970
Running the extra mile for all of your real estate needs
5215 State Road 64 East
ring ,,jg -Lc f rc H m ,c Smin,- 19,')
HISTORIC 1924 HOME. 3BR/2BA, 2
Story home on corner, endless possibili-
ties! $319,000. Patty Brooks 748-6300
or 545-1194. 514462
DAZZLING BAYFRONT PROPERTY & a
spectacular Key West style 4BR/3.5BA
home. Perfect location for those who
appreciate the peaceful serenity reminis-
cent of old Florida. $1;499,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala,
CENTURY WATERFRONT HOME- Con-
venient location in Palmetto Historic
District on tree lined street.Own a piece
of history. $799,000. Barbara Jennings
748-6300 or 773-0180. 509550
SWEEPING PANORAMIC Manatee River
views. 4-5 BR, large bonus room,
hardwood floors plus so much more.
$1,999,900. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100
or Sandy Drapala, 725-078. 514071
.SPECTACULAR CANAL HOME. Enjoy your tropical palm oasis in this 4BR, 2,600 SF
home. Pool, large dock w/lift. Direct access to Manatee River. S699,900. Kimberly Clark.
LARGE 4BR/2.5BA home w/caged pool area. Located on a cul-de-sac. Ceramic tie
& carpet. It is a must see! $375,000. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or Ann DeBellevue.
WILDWOOD SPRINGS. Cute 1 BR/1 BA unit. Beautiful view of a tranquil lake from the Flor-
ida room. Lots of potential.S159.000. Christina Miller 748-6300 or 713-2340. 511901
RARELY LISTED. 2BR/2BA ground floor condo unit w/deeded carport. Updated w/newer
appliances. No age restrictions. S189,900. 748-6300. Sheli Kelly 773-4956. 514347
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT LOCATION. Rarely ever used 2/2 condo
w/balcony. Short distance to fishing pier and Manatee River Walk. 285,000. 748-6300.
Sandy Drapala 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko 713-1100.
BEACH VIEW OF MANATEE. 2BR condo overlooking the pool and area to relax. Very close
to the beach and shopping. Great value. $529,900. 748-6300. Chuck West 374-3211.
FABULOUS SUNSETS! Spacious, turnkey furnished penthouse in the heart of Anna Maria
Island. 2-car covered parking & trolley service to shops & restaurants. $729,900. Barbara
Jennings, 748-6300 or 773-0180. 509904
RARELY AVAILABLE 2 BR/2BA condo w/exceptional Bay & Gulf views and boat dock
on Bay. 3 glass enclosed lanais & less than 1 mile to Longboat Key. $875,000. Kathy
Marcinko 748-6300 or 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala 725-0781. 512981
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TRANSPORTATION N u -. *K OCt
2001 TOYOTA CAMRY: Great condition! Two-tone,
power seats, keyless entry, panic alarm, dual
airbags. 49,000 miles. $11,250. (941) 544-0219.
1987 FORD VAN: Heavy duty, runs great, new
tires. Must go! $1,200 or best offer. (941) 778-1086
27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs
great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning,
water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and
much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.
CUSTOM MARINE FIBERGLASS: Mobile unit.
Exterior, interior. Structural, painting and gel-coat
repair. 25 years experience, all work guaranteed.
S Licensed and insured. USCG registered. Jim
Hathaway, (941) 713-5462.
YAMAHA OUTBOARD MOTOR: 30-horsepower,
barely used. $950. (941) 778-5141.
BOAT DOCK WITH lift for rent: $400/month. Water,
electric, first. last, one-month security. Anna Maria
Island Village. (941) 778-2743.
30-HORSEPOWER TOHOTSU outboard, $750 or
best offer; boat trailer for up to 16-foot skiff, $250;
trailer for 12-foot skiff, $150. Sarasota (941) 400-5384.
WANTED: WANT TO rent boat slip for 25-foot boat.
Call Mike at (941) 302-3796.
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.
FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and Trout with
InshoreSlam.com Captain Jim Savaglio. License, bait
and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813) 477-7657:
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.
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.
Prit ort4 torroln 41 -% I) fl t p"~
or Als t3iit wvw) J4a1.1-ildol'car-i fit," odol:r
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial
Library. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.
REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT for Longboat Key agent.
Real estate background, excellent organization,
communication and interpersonal skills a must. E-mail
resume to Andrew@AndrewBers.com.
GULF DRIVE CAFE: Seeking dependable,
experienced cooks and hostesses. Top pay. 900
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
MYSTERY SHOPPERS REQUIRED in Holmes
Beach to audit businesses. Apply online
at www.secretshopnet.com or call (403)
261-5000, ext. 449.
ROADIE: LOCAL POPULAR band. Every Friday
and Saturday. Setup, next day tear-down. Must be
reliable, energetic. Few hours, excellent pay! (941)
FRONT DESK FOR busy chiropractic office.
Fulltime, billing experience preferred but not
necessary. Will train. Call (941) 778-9372.
FULLTIME GROUNDSkeeper: Able to do light
maintenance on the Island. Must have own
transportation. Call Barry Gould at (941)448-5500.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
NEED A BABY-SITTER, pet-sitter or dog walker?
13-year-old eighth-grade girl, very responsible.
Great with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941)
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible,
experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and
first-aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.
4c.... ....ft i*-yB"
1"E ~. Enjoy your topicalVpalm oasis
I- in this four-bedroom 2,600 sf
home. Features include granite,
Stravertine, fireplace,.pool, large
dock with.lift and direct access to
U Manatee River with no bridges
,. to Tampa Bay. $699,900.
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Stillwaters Apartments, Two Duplexe, L.arge Lot. Two BR.
Two 1BR. Steps from the beach, 60-oot dockage on Lake
LaVista. Perfect large family retreator resort. $1,595,000
Contact: Jean Bvstroin. Broker Associate. Owner
-Jean Hobucs Realty (941) 778-5445
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SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen
will make and deliver sandbags to your Island
residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, (941) 779-9783.
BABYSITTING, RED Cross first-aid and babysitter
certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.
CAREGIVER: ABLE TO live in, can travel, very
dependable and honest. Good references.
Non-smoker/drinker. Experienced with Alzheimer
patients. (941) 744-0800 or 812-8948.
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-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476,
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, .salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer 'specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and
training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for yourfree estimate to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
CLEANING BY HELENE: 30-year Island resident,
great references! Weekly, biweekly. Call for a free
estimate, (941) 730-4477.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits,
weddings, beach photography,- babies, even pets!
Very reasonable, (941) 447-8892.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
MURALS BY MARK Burdette: Custom murals, inte-
rior 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)
ju City of Anna Maria
110 feet of direct frontage
1 *i p on the Gulf of Mexico.
pi I*. ." Two cottages with solid
,*,. rental history or build
9 your own dream house!
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest.Mortgage Co. on.Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and-jumbo loans..
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
SResidential and commercial mortgages.
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ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
HOUSE AND CONDO CARE! Handyman. Watch
your place, fix things. Anna Maria, Holmes Beach,
Longboat Key. Call, fax, Wern, (941) 778-1040.
APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air con-
ditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage
disposal, other household items. Honest, depend-
able. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.
SCOTT'S HELPING HANDS handyman service.
Odd jobs: packing, moving, hauling, cleanup, minor
construction, painting, yard work. Pickup truct avail-
able for moving and cleaning. How may I help you?
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete
computer solutions for business and home. Instal-
lation, repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, (941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.
SUNCOAST CLEANING SERVICES: Family.
owned and operated. "Delivering a standard of
excellence" for all your cleaning needs. Vacation
properties, residential and windows. (941)
722-4358 or 518-5975. Great references available.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: DRYWALL, painting, tile, lots
of other jobs. References, free estimates. Call Drew
Hudson, conscientious handyman, (941) 812-5073.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it is broken, we can fixit. 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.
GARY WOOD LAWN service and landscaping.
Also, light tree work. Call (941) 812-7273.
HOLMES LAWN MAINTENANCE and Phil Brewer
Tree Service: Serving the Island's yard needs with
total lawn care! Call us today. (941) 812-9146 or
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and
landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
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)
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
fropert~ Manage'ent, LLC
Olrrfamily serving our family
CHARTING NEW LEVELS OF SERVICE
6842 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 941.387.9004
VAN-GO PAINTING residen'tial/commercial, inte-
rior/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. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License'#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting.
Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941.) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call.Javier at (941) 685-5163 or795-6615.
SALES & RENTALS
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street from the beach! Amenities l .
include lush tropical landscaping and I
blooming flowers, a wonderful stone fireplace, soaring cathedral ceilings
of knotty tongue-in-groove pine, loft area with adjoining mother-in-law
apartment, French doors and a wonderful secluded lanai. This choice, high
and dry hideaway offers unlimited possibilities for expansion or renovation.
Priced at $750,000 for the home and $500,000 for the buildable lot.
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PRIME LOCATIONS AVAILABLE!
JUST REDUCED! DUPLEX ON 13,728 SF LOT R-2 $799,000!
Currently 6BR/4BA duplex. Build two land condos across from Island Walk.
GREAT VALUE! HOUSE & DEEDED BOAT SLIP
Great winter residence or potential to build up. Open and bright, room for a pool,
just three short blocks from the beach and steps from your boat slip. $575,000.
IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE HOME
Quiet location on a great cul-de-sac just three blocks from.the beach. 3BR/2BA,
screened deck, eat-in kitchen,.dining room, office area, rec room, workshop,
oversized two-car garage, room for a large pool, great location! $875,000.
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT
Elevated 3BR/2BA home with wonderful open-beam ceilings, new flooring, new
dock, short walk to the beach, botanical park and restaurant. Hurry! $789,000.
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Completely renovated throughout, beautiful tongue-and-groove cathedral ceil-
ings, great attention to detail, large garage with room for water toys! $765,500.
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy'S Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 23 Years of
Ser ie Quality & Dependable Service.
Svice Call us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
-- Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
SFully Licensed and Insured Island References
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Office: (941) 778-2246* 792- 8628
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RESCREENING POOL CAGES, LANAIS, ETC.
Free Estimates 3-Year Warranty with Complete Rescreens
We use only professional equipment and #1 quality Phifer screen
MC & Visa Accepted Financing Available
We service all makes/Flat rate pricing
Free replacement estimates
Indoor air quality-UV, Hepa, Duct sanitizing
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: 1TA'I'ER~ING REBSTI'RICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
'- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ir-
rigation with treated waste water allowed any time.)
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a-hose-with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the
car on the lawn to wash!)
. Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permit-
ted any day.
* Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
S Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS and repairs:
Specializing in interior renovations. No project is too
large or too small! References, 20 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.
TOM'S WINDOWS/Metro Home Supply Inc.
Professional-grade doors, windows, hurricane pro-
tection, siding, soffits. Sales, service, repair.
Visa/MasterCard. (941) 359-3799.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience.
Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael,
master carpenter. Call 518-3316.or 778-6898.
RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Drywall,
finishing texture, windows, doors, installation,
overall remodeling. Call Randy at (941) 320-2506
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile. 30 years
experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.
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 breathtakingsunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
captko462 @ aol.com.
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.
LUXURIOUS VILLAS, enchanting gardens:
seasonal or weekly rentals. 1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/2BA,
Conveniently located. (941) 778-4636.
SNEW ULTRA LUXURY Gulffront condo in Holmes
SBeach: 3BR/2.5BA, everything top-of-the-line.
S2,000 sf. $2,500-$2,800/week. Call Mike, (866)
SSEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
Shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
SOFFICE 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)
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 $2,250/month, de-
posit required. (336) 210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo,
2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island,
Florida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton
Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach.
Balconies with ocean and bay views, elevator,
8-person Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors
and baths, Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, de-
signer furnished, fully equipped. One of the finest
rentals on Island. $4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach', $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach
Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1 BR/1BA
suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from
Bridge Street, three-minute walk to beach. Sleeps
four only. No pets. Available weekly,' monthly or
seasonal. (941) 776-3696 or e-mail
BIMINI BAYFRONT HOME with beautiful views!
2BR/2BA, two-car garage. $1,800/month. Call
Gabe Buky, (941) 374-5772.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (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) 778-229.1, or e-mail:
Jason @ betsyhills.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA ground-floor, poolside
with bay view. Water and cable included.
Old Florida Realty Co. (941) 778-3377.
VACATION RENTAL: QUIET canalfront in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA, furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
extras. Available through Dec. 31. $850/week,
$2,400/month. (813) 286-9814.
LUXURY CONDO: 1BR/1BA including garage.
Near beach with pool, tennis and more! 2.5 years
old, gated. Annual $900/month. Call Denny at (941)
WE ARE BOOKING rentals'for 2006. Wide variety
of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual
rental; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA condo, pool/
tennis, small pet OK, $1,000/month, 3BR/2BA villa,
two-car garage, small pet OK, new carpet, $1,700/
month; 305 66th St., 2BR/1.5BA duplex on stilts, pet
OK, $975/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941)
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SANDPIPER: 55-PLUS. Seasonal 1 BR/1BA, steps
to the beach. $1,200/month. Also, 2BR/1BA,
$1,400/month. Nonsmoking. (775) 338-9492.
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1 BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.
TEMPORARY ISLAND RENTAL: One, two or three
months. 2BR/1BA, furnished. One block to beach.
$850/month, includes cable TV and water. (941)
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/2BA, one block
to beach. Large, enclosed porch. Exceptionally
clean, no pets. 5611-B Guava. $900/month. (941)
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/1BA ground-
level duplex, completely furnished. One house from
the Gulf. No pets, nonsmoking. (813) 689-0925, or
THE PALMS: 1BR/BA, pet friendly. $800/month,
first, last, deposit. Available now! 1813 51st St., A
Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.
1BR/1BA BEACHFRONT condo at Resort 66,
Holmes Beach. Furnished, pool, hot tub. Available
Nov. 12-17, $500/week. (941) 778-7589 or (618)
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.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA pool home close to
Manatee River. Wood floors, fireplace. Pets OK.
$1,600/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1 BR/1BA recently remodeled,
on canal, fourplex in Holmes Beach, less than block
to beach. $750'month. Call Island Real Estate,
ADVERTISE YOUR RENTAL for free! For details
call Chris Kawcak, Century 21, All Aces Realty,
(941) 704-6714. www.AnnaMariaCondos.com.
LUXURY CONDO, 2BR/2BA, steps to beach.
$875/week; 2-3BR, remodeled mobile home,
senior park, minutes to Gulf, gated. $1,100/
month, three- to six-mohth rental. (883) 688-3524,
SEASONAL RENTAL: JANUARY through March.
Clean, modern duplex, 1BR/1BA, living room, din-
ing, kitchen, private outdoor patio, washer/dryer.
Walk to Gulf beach. $1,550/month, includes utilities.
(941) 778-5338 or (516) 526-5628.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA on
Intracoastal, boat- dock, short wglk to beach.
Modern with large rooms. $1,000/month, first, last
Sand deposit. (727) 784-3679.
WATERFRONT: SHELL POINT condo, 2BR/2BA,
turnkey furnished. Spectacular view! Jean Holmes
Realty, (941) 778-2644 or 730-7017.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL: $1,300/month, first, last and
security. References and lease required. Pet OK.
Heated pool, washer/dryer, fenced, yard care. 201A
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0473.
HOUSE ON GULFFRONT lot, newly remodeled
2BR/2BA with washer/dryer, yearly $1,200/month;
1BR/1BA apartment, $700/month. Dolores M.
Baker Real Estate, (941) 778-7500.
GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach
location. Available seasonally, November-April
2006. Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in
quiet area of Island with open floor plan and large
terrace overlooking the Gulf. From $1,750/week
with discounted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941)
OCTOBER SPECIAL: STEPS to beach, 1BR/2BA,
spacious, tile, courtyard, washer/dryer, kitchen.
Only $395/week. Call (941) 778-1098.
ANNUAL RENTAL: COTTAGE in historic village.
2BR/1BA, new appliances, well landscaped, private
backyard with vine-covered arbor/patio. Short walk
to Island and free Island trolley. $890/month. Call
Mike Norman Realty, (941) 778-6696.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA, 1,100 sf,
steps to beach. Laundry, yard..Available Dec. 1.
$950/month plus electric, first, last, security. (941)
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with
views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen,
Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.
COMPLETELY RENOVATED ISLAND- home
blocks.from beach and local shopping. Fabulous
pool! R-2 zoning. Call Barb at Old Florida Realty,
(941)792-0902 or 962-1298.
WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets:
OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.
1/3 ACRE WOODED LOT on Wares Creek: 1BR/
1BA mobile home on large wooded lot with fruit
trees and fence. Central location, room for pool and
RV or boat storage. Dead-end street with 125 feet
on Wares Creek. Possible rezone for two lots or
"best use" PDR. Five units. $118,000. Lynn
Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941)
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island: Duplex, 2BR/
1BA each side. Two-minute.walk to beach, shop-
ping and trolley stop. Private patios and washer/
dryer. 3201 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach. $649,000.
Call (513) 225-8004.
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FOR SALE: SUNBOW Bay on Anna Maria Island,
condominium and marina. Rarely available! 2BR/
2BA, completely renovated, turnkey furnished.
$385,000. Call (941) 778-9684.
NORTH POINT HARBOR: Two homes in Island's
finest community. Buy both "as is" for $2,450,000.
4BR/3BA elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa.
Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock.
$1,300,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch
home, totally remodeled, new seawall, dock and
20,000 pound lift. $1,250,000. Lynn Bankuty, Real-
tor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.
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. $94,500. (941) 795-7340 for ap-
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',. '' ... Cute duplex near the
beach. 1 BR 1 BA each side
with North Beach Village
pool privileges. $699,000
Great buildable lot on the north end!
One of few available! $495,000
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2B,.1B completely redone, ready to
move into near the Rod and Reel Pler! $900/month..
Call Sue Carlson
An Island Place Realty
411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
DUPLEX One block to beach. 1 BR/1 BA each
side. Remodeled 2004. $619,000. Call Mike
.Carleton, Realtor, 737-0915, or Michel Cerene,
broker 545-9591 evenings.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK -
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VILLAGE GREEN, BRADENTON: 2BR/2BA villa
with two-car garage. Completely updated. Immacu-
late! $349,000. (941) 761-2575 or 448-8502.
BUYING OR SELLING a condo? Call Chris
Kawcak, Century 21, All Aces Realty, (941)
MINUTES TO BEACHES: 3BR/1 BA manufactured
home with one-car garage. Two miles to Coquina
beach. Fully furnished, no age restrictions. Perfect
winter retreat or seasonal rental. $159,900. Open
house 1-4pm Sunday, Oct. 23. Chard Winheim,
Horizon realty, (941) 713-6743.
HARD TO FIND: Well-maintained west Bradenton
duplex. 2BR/1BA each side. Central A/C, concrete
block, separate meters, fully rented. Buy today and
start collecting checks tomorrow! $179,900. Chard
Winheim, Horizon Realty, (94.1) 713-6743.
Stunning 2BR condominium.
White, sandy beach and
romantic sunsets welcome
you home to paradise.
Offered at $950,000.
Safes Rentafs e*
to beaches and shopping.
Gated community. Offered
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'778-7244 'Wo meb Bea-eh, '7 34217
Tropical Sunset Spacious turnkey furnished 2BR/
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 Broker Associate, GRI (941) 713-4755
TIMBER CREEK GOLF Community: Ground-floor
end unit, 2BR/2BA, glass/screen-enclosed lanai.
Greatroom, kitchen, laundry room. Turnkey
furnished. $210,000. (941)761-4942.
NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community,
1.5 acres plus 90 miles of shoreline. Never before
offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts,
90 percent financing. Call (800)709-5253.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains: Cool
air, views, streams, homes, cabins, acreage. Free
brochure of mountain property. (800) 642-5333.
Realty of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape the heat in
the cool, beautiful peaceful mountains of western
North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Es-
tate, Murphy. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call
for free brochure (8001) 841-5868.
EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
ANNA MARIA BAYVIEW 3,300 sf 4BR/4BA home with 600+
sf master suite plus home office. Or 3BR/3BA with five year
old guest quarters. $1,500,000.
Feature Key Royale Canalfront Lot- E..l...:;.e $7o5,000.
V, -VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 Palm- New Luxury Gul-frorn Vili VJ;.i
Perico Isles- 3BR/2BA, community pool, clubhouse, exercise room
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807 .
BAYVIEW DUPLEX! *
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1 B R '1BA. Super location on *
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*$1IIIII 11ll irnh:! Offered at: $969,000 *
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
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Offered at: $199,500 & Inventory.;
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o (941)383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com i
IDEAL LOCATION Elevated and up- WILDWOOD SPRINGS Spacious GULF WATCH 2BR/2BA with almost
dated duplex. 2BR/2BA each side, short updated 2BR/2BA condo, ceramic tile laid 1,300 sf of living space. Tile throughout.
stroll to the beach; Tons of storage and on the diagonal, glassed-in lanai, lush Nicely furnished and rental friendly too.
charming outdoor living space. $619,000. manicured grounds and heated podl. Walk across the street to white sandy
Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800. Night security a plus. $259,000. Call beach. Asking $459,000. Call Cindy,
Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800. 504-6176.
SPECTACULAR BAYVIEW CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished with good
rental history. Large fishing pier and
community boat dock. Laundry room in
unit. $565,000. Contact Dave Vande
LONGBOAT KEY-Solid 3BR/2BA with
screened pool. Deep water canal and
dock. Great "as is" or better yet build up
for spectacular unobstructed bay view.
Asking $989,000. Call Cindy Grazer 504-
6176 or 778-4800.
BAY WATCH Direct bayfront unit with
views to the Sarasota Skyline. Boat
dock, pool and two under cover parking
spaces. Newly furnished! Very good
rental property. $579,000. Call Quentin
Sweeping Gulf views from this
3BR/2BA home with a brand new
pool. Perfect family beach house on
desirable north end. Just steps to
Reduced to $1,195,000.
Call Green Real Estate today!
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9906 Gulf Drive
ARIA R IA-4
Ken Jackson, 778-6986
Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
Marilyn Klemish, 778-7627
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REA ESAEOU-FSATE*Cntined -RAL SA F-TTEotiu oRAL ESTTE OU-*F-SATCotne
BEAUTIFUL SW GAINESVILLE/Paynes Prairie/
Hwy 441. 20+ dividable-acre private gated ranch.
For sale by owner. Auction Oct. 23. Info:
rpi @ bellsouth.net or (352)256-2247.
BEAUTIFUL LAKE LOTS: Georgia's finest area for
fishing and boating. New golf course on pristine
Lake Russell. Owner financing available. (706)
NC MOUNTAINS 20 ACRES with 50-mile views,
secure, private, easy access, gentle building sites,
towering hardwoods, near Asheville and Lake Lure.
$120,000. Pristine Properties (800) 262-4187.
GRAND OPENING! LAKEFRONT acreage from
$69,900. Save $10,000 Nov. 5 and 6. Spectacular
new waterfront community on one of largest and
cleanest mountain lakes in America! Large, estate-
size deepwater parcels, gorgeous woods, pan-
oramic views. Paved roads, county water, utilities.
Low financing. Call now (800)564-5092 ext. 266.
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN: Unfurnished inside, on
mountain top, view, trees, waterfall and large pub-
lic lake nearby. $89,900, owner. (866) 789-8535 or
TENNESSEE LAKESIDE ACREAGE New
community. One+ acre homesites from the 30's.
Private boat slips, limited availability. Lake
access/boat ramp. Close to downtown
Chattanooga. (866) 292-5769.
ASHEVILLE NC AREA: Mountain acreage 1+ acre
riverfront, mountain view and wooded homesites
from the $50s. Gated community with custom lodge
and river walk. (866)292-5762.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY: Land with spectacular
views, creeks and hardwood trees on Yung Mountain.
1-15 acres, from $25,000-$89,000. Perfect for log
cabin. (800)699-1289 or www.riverbendlakelure.com.
SOUTH COASTAL GEORGIA: $149,900 for a two+
acre deepwater marsh lot; $224,900 for a 3+ acre
oversized deepwater lot. 45 minutes from
Jacksonville, 15 minutes from St. Simons. Call
today for appointment. Excellent financing
available. (877) GA -OCEAN, ext. 708.
SOUTH COASTAL GEORGIA 3+ acres deepwater
ocean access lot from just $240 per month!* 45-min-
utes from Jacksonville, 15 minutes from St. Simons.
Call today for appointment. Excellent financing avail-
able. (877) GA-OCEAN, ext. 703, *monthly pmnt of
$240.32 based on $59,900 purchase price w/10%
down payment of $5,990, $53,910 financed at 5.19%
fixed (APR of 5.55% includes 1% origination fee) for 3
years. 35 monthly payments of $240.32, with final pay-
ment of $53,910. Offer void where prohibited by law.
COASTAL GEORGIA GATED community, deep-wa-
ter access, ancient oak trees, golf, tennis, proposed
pool and fitness. One acre homesites from the mid
70s. (877) 266-7376. WWW.COOPERSPOINT.COM.
SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF homesite $342/ month. Breath-
taking views. Upscale golf community set amid Dye-designed
18-hole course in Carolina mountains. Near Asheville, NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest Schools teaching facility! Call toll-
free (800) 334-3253 ext. 974, www.cherokeevalleysc.com.
Price: $69,900, 10 percent down, balance financed at 4.94%
fixed, 24-month balloon, OAC.
NEW MEXICO: 20 acres $39,900. Scenic region, views,
canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking,
horses, great climate. Power, great access. 100 percent fi-
nancing: Call (914) 232-5100.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION WATERFRONT Only 10 percent
down, 2007 completion and immediate furnished condos
minutes from Ft. Lauderdale Beach. $209K+ up. Great rental
investment! Realtor: (877) 468-5687.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA Waterfront! 3+/- 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.
Excellent financing. Call now (800) 732-6601, ext. 1405.
TENNESSEE WATERFRONT SALE! 2.4 acre waterfront
$9,900! Dockable building lots from $14,900! Cabin package
$54,900. Call Now! (866) 770-5263, ext. 8.
WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
Gated waterfront community, riverfront and mountain views
available, Prices starting low as $46,900. Final phase limited
lots, call now! No closing costs, buy direct from developer,
save thousands $$$. (800) 559-3095 ext 327.
www.rivercrest.com *Some restrictions apply.
INVESTORS: GREAT MONEY MAKER
Currently renting for $2,900-$3,900/week
0- eIncome will exceed your expectations.
woa .. 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 ISLAND DUPLEX:-Steps to beach. Reduced to $699,000
bay, private dock and. great fishing. before remodeling continues. Investors and builders bring your
TwoReduced $2,190,000. Virtualtour: imagination. Gulf views possible. 2BR/1BA on-large corner lot.
Two dnaldront condos nside by side. One w B1.5A and one 21 B1BA. www.flrealtour.com/mls031305/realtor. AILv e H-14er, Realtor (941) 713-9835
Two deeded boat docks on sailboat water. Both for only $725,000.wSURFSIDE REALTY(
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LIFE IS GOOD when white sand beaches
are only steps from your door and
your home is a pristine 2BR/2BA condo
in a beachfront complex! Karen Day.
778-2246. #512655. $750,000.
VILLAS AT HOMES BEACH Exclusive gaied
enclave of just nine townhomes being constructed
onihe iniracoasral. 3.100 splus iwo-cargarage
Marble and wood floors, gourmet kitchens.
1Mlarkele in conjunction with RJ Really Karen
Day. 778-2246 #509339. $2,500,000
VIEWS LIKE YOU'VE DREAMED Splendid
views ol Skyway Bridge and caplvauing
sunrises abound Irom Ihis bay-view lot on
Anna Maria Island. A rare find with R-2
zoning Sandv Greiner or The Greiner Group.
794-2246. 5513516. $2.000,000
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA HOME Compleiely WIDE OPEN VIEWS CONDO 2BR/2BA
updated and immaculate Tropical setting boasts Speciacular view or docks and bay. Sil on your
lush plantings and fruit trees. Custom stained- deck or in your living room and watch the
glass blue neron design window and etched- action of dolphins playing and water sports.
glass tronl door. Becky Smith or Elli Slarrett. Relax' Joan Oliszewski, 761-3100. 9513174.
778-2246. #509374. $635,000 $569.000.
DIRECT GULF FRONT Fabulous Gulf view'
Furnished 2BR/2BA top-floor end unit wiln
additional windows. Covered parking and
great walking beach Weekly rental OK. Dave
Movnihan 778-2246 #513253.$989,500.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Delightful
3BR'2 5BA main and attached 1BR/1BA Large
117x75 lot nicely landscaped and steps to
Ihe beach. Rare find in Holmes Beach Doug
Sanders 383-5577 #514757 $849.000
RARELY AVAILABLE 2BR'2BA condo unil MOUNT VERNON LAKEHOUSE 2BR/2BA
t216 In Runaway Bay Remodeled kiichen. fresh lighl and brigni end unit on second Iloor
pain irroughoul A'C, washer'drver like ne., Turnkey Glass-enclosed lanai overlooking lake
Don t wait Harold Small. 741-1768 $410.000 New carpel, tie. kitchen appliances, washer
dryer Active 55-plus community Lisa Anthony
727-2800 #511245. $279.000
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