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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 14, No. 1, Nov. 9, 2005 FREE
Holmes Beach: Zaccagnino win zings Maloney
By Rick Catlin
Newcomer David Zaccagnino scored a political up-
set in the race for the three Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion seats up for election yesterday, leading all four can-
didates with 742 votes, while long-time commissioner
Don Maloney was defeated in his bid for a fifth term.
Incumbents Rich Bohenberger and Patrick Morton
were returned to the commission with 679 and 600
votes respectively, while Maloney garnered 502 votes.
Turnout was light among the Holmes Beach elec-
torate as just 29 percent of the city's 3,406 registered
voters took to the polls. Veteran political analysts say
that generally, voter turnout is higher during an even-
numbered year, particularly if it's a presidential elec-
tion such as in 2004.
In the non-binding referendum on consolidation on
Election night action on Island
Christine Toilette, left, looks knowingly away from
the vote totals held by Anne Marie Thorpe, Anna
Maria administrative assistant. Tollette won a seat
on the Anna Maria Commission in Tuesday's elec-
tion. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
the ballot, city voters agreed that the city should pur-
sue "studies" to determine if Island consolidation is
feasible. The referendum passed, 634 to 339, a 65-per-
cent favorable vote.
The question, however, is largely moot as the Anna
Maria City Commission declined to place the referen-
dum language on its ballot.
This was Zaccagnino's second effort at a commis-
"I'm very happy at the results. I'm ready to roll up
my sleeves and get to work. I'd like to thank everyone
who came out and voted. I'm ready to let the public be
our customer. I'm really looking forward to serving on
the commission," he said.
He attributed much of his success to his door-to-
door and telephone campaigning, which he said made
voters aware of the issues facing the city.
Holmes Beacn candidates for city commission,from
left, David Zaccagnino holding daughter Sela, Pat
Morton, Don Maloney and Rich Bohnenberger
waited at the poll for the results of the Tuesday
election, which were posted at approximately 7:20
p.m. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Anna Maria: Toilette, Woodland, Quam win
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria voters yesterday elected political new-
comer Christine Toilette to the city commission and re-
turned the two incumbent city commissioners to office.
Tollette finished as the top vote-getter with 451
votes, while current commissioners Dale Woodland
and John Quam polled 424 and 419 votes respectively.
Challenger Jo Ann Mattick had 361 votes.
Turnout among the city's electorate was moderate
in this non-presidential election year as 43 percent of
the city's 1,483 registered voters cast a ballot.
Quam won election to his third term in office,
while Woodland will enter his second term.
Toilette said she was extremely pleased at the re-
sults and is looking forward to her first-ever term as an
"I'd like to thank the voters of Anna Maria for
electing me to office and I promise that I will listen to
the people and make the best decision possible in the
interest of the city," Tollette said. "We have a number
of issues to deal with and I'm anxious to begin, espe-
cially with the comprehensive plan."
Quam thanked the electorate for returning him to
office and pledged to continue moving forward to solve
the city's long-standing stormwater drainage and road
"I'm looking forward to this next term in office,"
he said. "The commission has really moved forward
with a number of projects and I believe the people wish
us to continue in that direction." He cited the upcom-
ing commission review of the comprehensive plan and
land development codes as a major issue the new com-
mission will face.
Woodland accepted the mandate from the voters to
continue working on revising the comprehensive plan
to keep Anna Maria as a residential community, com-
pleting capital improvement projects, while at the same
time keeping taxes at a minimum.
"I'd like to thank all those who voted and the can-
didates. It was a good, clean campaign and this will be
good for the city," he said.
Woodland noted that one of the major issues fac-
ing the commission is the comprehensive plan.
"I'm glad to be a part of that process. I think the
city is on the right track," he concluded.
Mattick was gracious in defeat.
She thanked those voters who had cast a ballot in
her favor and congratulated Tollette on winning a seat
on the commission.
"Chris will do a fine job. She was the top vote-get-
ter and I think this sends a message that the people want
The swearing-in and organizational meeting for the
new commission will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 10, at city hall.
Maloney was gracious in defeat, thanking the vot-
ers for allowing him to serve five terms.
"That's OK," he said. "I've had my time on the
Bohnenberger will be serving his sixth term fol-
lowing two years as mayor.
"I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me, and
everyone who voted. We are clearly moving in the right
direction and the voters have given me their support."
Morton also thanked those who had returned him
to office for his second term.
"It was a good race. I'm looking forward to a sec-
ond term. We have a good commission and there's a lot
of work ahead."
The organizational meeting and swearing-in cer-
emony for the new commission will be at 10 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 21.
Rare tie on terms
Bradenton Beach voters deadlocked on expanding
elected officials' term limits, embraced a study on con-
solidating Island cities and endorsed other charter
amendments in Tuesday's election.
A charter amendment to extend elected officials'
terms of office from three two-year terms to:four two-year
terms ended as a tie: 102 to 102. The matter is defeated.
A non-binding question of whether or not to study
consolidation of Island cities passed by a huge margin,
170 to 36, or 83 percent to 17 percent.
"We will have to look at the consolidation matter
as a commission," Mayor John Chappie said. "Regard-
ing term limits, it's no big deal. It's what it is."
Voters had 13 amendments to the city's governing
document, the charter, to ratify or reject on the ballot.
The voter breakout was:
Charter review committee scheduling yes, 169;
no, 32. Residency requirements for mayor and commis-
sion yes, 193; no, 49. Elected official compensation
- yes, 154; no, 49. Elected official continuing educa-
tion requirement yes, 157; no, 36. Elected official
forfeiture of office yes, 170; no, 36.
Electorate-initiated ordinance challenge yes, 170;
no, 33. Electorate-initiated referendum challenge yes,
176; no, 28. Electorate-initiated referendum enactment -
yes, 174; no, 26. Building height standard yes, 121; no,
81. Conforming lot size standard yes, 137; no, 63.
Forfeiture of appointed officials yes, 177; no, 25. Tech-
nical language yes, 164; no, 36.
A total of 206 ballots were cast, 20 of them absen-
tees, of the city's 947 registered electors.
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Holmes Beach beautification group makes plans
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee has begun making plans for the season. Mem-
bers are interested in continuing efforts to provide edu-
cational information to the public regarding landscap-
ing and the Island environment.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger
attended a recent committee meeting asking for support
to inform the public about the effects of fertilization on
water quality. Committee members agreed that ad-
dressing how pollutants enter our aqueous environment
and how stormwater runoff affects water quality is
important, but it is also important to inform people of
proper fertilization practices.
The committee plans to hold a public forum simi-
lar to one it held last season on native trees. A subcom-
mittee headed by member Kathleen King will begin
looking for panelists from local agencies and organi-
zations for an Islandwide workshop to be scheduled in
The committee told Bohnenberger that it also rec-
ognized the importance of the topic and agrees that
recent theories persuading public perception that red
tide may be aggravated by fertilizer runoff into the bay
makes it an opportune time to raise awareness of wa-
ter-quality issues in general.
In other news, new member John Molyneux out-
lined his approach to organizing a tree-replacement
program in Holmes Beach and potentially Islandwide.
Go free! Go free!
Three turtles were released from
the Mote Marine Sea Turtle
Rehabilitation Hospital Friday,
one of which was rescued from
the north end ofAnna Maria
Island after becoming disori-
ented and suffering from the
effects of red tide. "Beanie," a
sub-adult Kemp's ridley turtle,
was brought to Mote Aug. 6.
Another Kemp's was found in the
surf off Casey Key Aug. 1, also
suffering from red tide-induced
problems and also a suspected
shark bite on a flipper, and a
loggerhead turtle captured near
Boca Grande was also treated
for red tide and released. All
three turtles sped out into the
Gulf of Mexico after their
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First steps include creating a mission statement and
meeting with Holmes Beach Public Works Superinten-
dent Joe Duennes to map out areas suitable for plant-
ing memorial trees.
Duennes updated the committee on the status of the
soccer field and basketball court adjacent to city hall.
The city is still waiting on the availability of concrete
to begin the installation of the planned basketball court
The soccer field however has made progress.
Duennes reported that the city paid for sod, fertilizer
and irrigation of the soccer field and the Anna Maria
Island Community Center provided the soccer goals.
He noted that drawing goal lines would also be at the
Center's expense, if needed.
Committee member Jim Dunne questioned if the
city had plans to firm up the swampy area along Flo-
tilla Drive near the field where people park. He pointed
out that once the Center begins holding soccer games
at the field, there will be a large demand there for park-
Duennes agreed that the space is a huge mess now
and the added number of cars parking there will only
increase the "nightmare."
He suggests the city regrade, adding a swale and
crushed concrete fill since the area doesn't percolate
well and is heavily utilized.
"Crushed concrete isn't as pretty as grass, but in
the interest of maintenance it would be the answer. The
sod holds the water and tire marks. Even when there is
not a lot of activity it looks nasty. It's a nightmare for
me," Duennes agreed.
Finally, the committee has beautified the traffic
medians at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue and
looks forward to adding seasonal plantings to keep it
visually attractive. For the Thanksgiving holiday,
mums will be installed and later poinsettias will be
The parks and beautification committee will hold
its next meeting Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the city hall con-
ference room. The public is welcome to attend and the
committee is interested in filling one more seat recently
vacated by Deborah Heger.
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Beach City Pier re-do
By Paul Roat
Costs are in and schedules tentatively set for re-
pairs to the Bradenton Beach City Pier restaurant, dam-
aged in Sept. 2004 by Hurricane-Frances.
Permitting and other design charges: $51,700.
Construction start-date: August 2006.
The city's pier team outlined a host of proce-
dures needed by various federal, state and regional
agencies before any work can be done on the restau-
Earlier inspections had indicated that the restaurant
building over the water at the foot of Bridge Street
needed to be demolished for safety reasons. Architec-
tural drawings were commissioned and completed by
O'Brien and Smith Architects, which included an ex-
tensive dockage area for a hoped-for water-taxi dropoff
Building Official Ed Mc Adam told city commis-
sioners that a meeting with officials with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection indicated that
the proposed docks should be located farther east than
originally suggested, a move that was approved by
One issue that was apparently lessened was the
potential for seagrass bed damage near the pier.
Waterborne surveys of the grasses in the pier area re-
vealed much less seagrass than originally thought,
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Construction is slated to begin in August 2006 at the Bradenton Beach City Pier. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
making the permitting process much easier, Mc Adam tural engineering studies. There will also be a series of
said. public meetings with neighbors and other interested
Within the permitting process are civil and struc- parties to allow input on the pier plans.
By Rick Catlini
The first time ]Anna Maria took 78-year-old Dor-
othy English of 776 N. Shore Drive to the code en-
forcement board for a fence-height violation, it took
more than iwo-and-a-half hours of deliberations and
discussions for the board to reach a 2-2 tie vote.
That was in July,2005.
'the 'sedoofid'-fime around Nov. I ~with a., full
complement of five members -- CEB Chairman Bill
Iseman asked attorneys for both English and~the city-to
keep their remarks, brief and make about a five-minute
review of the case for the benefit of CEB member
Shirley O'Day, who was absent in July.
So at the second hearing it only took three hours of
discussion and debate, mostly from attorney Chris van
Hise representing English, for the board to reach a 3-2
decision that English had violated the city's fence-
AMIE Student critical
An Anna Maria Elementary student and family
were involved in a fatal crash Monday evening on U.S.
41 near Moccasin Wallow Road, three miles north of
Three of-tho six passengers in one vehicle were, fa-
tally injured and the student was reportedly flown by
Bayflite Air Medical Transport for treatment to
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
The Hlorida Highway Patrol reported the deceased
victims are Sherry Pandolph, 57, of Anna Maria, Lottie
Hernandez, 39, of Anna Maria; and Marjorie Haddix,
3 8,of Bradenton..
JJoelee Hernandez, 8, of Anna Maria, reportedly
suffered serious s injuries.
The FHP reported two vehicles were involved in,
the crash, in which the SUTV carrying the Anna Maria
family was westbound on Moccasin Wallow Road and
the second vehicle, a pickup truck, wa's northbound on
U.S. 41. The SUVN reportedly went through a caution
signal at the, intersection with U.S. 41 and the pickup
truck',g front struck the left side of the SUV.
Al~so in 'the SUV were George -Ord Jr., 71, the
driver, and his wife Lavella, 68, both of Pennsylvania.
They had serious injuries and were transported to
Manatee Memorial Hospital
The driver of the truck, Geraldo Morales, 42, of
Riverview, was also taken to Bay~front Medical Cen-
None of the four board members present at the July
7 hearing changed their opinion at the Nov. I hearing,
but O'Day sided with the city's allegations and voted
that there was a violation,
The city claimed that a fence English put up around
his house earlier this year was higher than the six-foot
limit allowed by the city code.
SVan Hise did his best for his client, arguing unsuc-
ce.5sfully that Building Official Kevin Donohue should
have known that English was building a pool barrier,
not a fence, when he issued the permit. Donohue did
admit that the fence permit might have been issued in
error. because of a retaining wall on the property, but
.there were two separate contractors and applications,
one for the pool and one for the fence. The applications
were submitted several months apart and he could not
remember the, specifics of each of the more than 200
permits he processes every year. Once he learned the
fence was surrounding a pool, he issued a stop-work
order April 1, 2005.
Van, Hise also argued that the city used the wrong
definition of "grade" of the land when it measured the
height of the fenc'e.The city should -have used. the
Florida Building Code definition, but Donohue coun-
tered that under Florida statute, erection of a fence is
not a building issue' and the, FBC definition of "grade".
did not apply.
Van Hise added that Code Enforcement Officer
Gerry Rathvon should not have measured the height of'
the fence from the alleyway behind the property as. the
alleyway is city property.
In addition, Van Hise also suggested that the mat-
ter should have been before the city's planning and
zoning board, but City Attorney Jim Dye replied that
the CEB was the legally constituted- body to hear. the
Van Hise~s legal arguments failed. to persuade
O'Day or either Iseman or board member Gordon
Atkinson, who both cast the same vote for a violation
as they had in July. Board members Jeff Murray and
Dr. Carl Pearman voted against finding that any viola-
tion had occurred, both at the July 7 hearing and on
The board gave English until March 31, 2006, to
fix the. violation and come into compliance with the
height. He did not yet know if he would appeal the case
in circuit court.
English also noted that the city has spent an inor-
dinately large amount of taxpayer money in prosecut-
ing the case, having had to pay Dye twice for the sam e
case, and attorney Susan Hartman-Swartz, who repre-
sented the board at the November hearing, in addition
.to overtime for city staff on both occasions.
Anna Maria City
Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Park Avenue neighborhood workshop.
Nov. 10, 7 p.m., city commission organizational wor~k-
Nov. 14, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Nov. 15, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Nov. 16, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Nov. 9, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
Nov. 10, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
Nov. 15, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting,
.Nov. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Nov. 17, 6 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gu~f Drive N.,
Nov, 9, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Nov. 15, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Nov.. 9, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operation s Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1-1 6001 Marina Drive,
Nov. 1,6 7 p.m., Coalition of-Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Mark English, Dorothy's son, labeled the proceed- Veterans Day diosures
ings a "Kangaroo Court." Governmental offices in Anna Maria City, Bradenton
He said he has spent more than $11,000 in legal Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
fees on the case', not to mention what-it will cost to tear I closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans
dowrn ihe e\ istini-Y fence and build one. to-the jqpirp4, lp; __ ~~~~ *__~~ ay., ~~_~
Anna Maria City defeats. English in code battle
A-4 0 NOV. 9, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's Planning and Zoning Commission
appears headed toward a recommendation in the re-
vised comprehensive plan that would limit construction
of new homes on non-conforming lots (5,000 square
feet) in the Residential-1 district to a height of just 27
That was the committee's consensus at its Nov. 2
meeting to discuss the goals, objectives and policies of
the comprehensive plan.
The committee has already given consensus ap-
proval to a recommendation eliminating the medium-
density residential district that allowed duplexes. In
addition, the committee appears to favor language that
would limit a new structure in the retail-office-residen-
tial district to either one floor of retail-office space and
one floor of residential, or two floors of residential
space over parking.
But the committee was hung up on the definition
of grandfatheringg" of existing non-conformities, be
they land use, structure or lot size.
Chairman Chris Collins said the committee wants
to "protect" property owners and allow them to rebuild
what they had if their home was destroyed in a natural
disaster such as a hurricane or fire.
"Then you might want to define 'grandfather' in
the comp plan," said professional planner Tony Arrant,
the man hired by the city to guide it through the labo-
rious process of revising the comprehensive plan and
land development regulations.
"You could say you could rebuild to the existing
footprint as long as you can meet existing codes," sug-
gested Arrant. He also noted that the 1990 comprehen-
sive plan said the city was supposed to "eliminate" non-
"But you can always make exceptions," he noted,
Board member Frank Pytel said he wanted to ensure
that existing hotels and motels could be rebuilt, but
would be limited to what they had before a disaster.
The committee also discovered that language in the
1990 comprehensive plan said that all residential devel-
opers "shall contribute toward the cost of new recre-
ational land and facilities according to the need that
will be generated by their development."
Collection of the money should have been ongoing
since 1990, observed Arrant. He added that the money
"is not an impact fee," but the fee could apply to con-
struction of just a single new house or adding a swim-
Building Official Kevin Dbnohue said that because
Anna Maria is "99 percent" built out, the committee
might want to eliminate that language in the revised
plan. Collins, however, said the committee would re-
turn to that issue at a future meeting.
The board scheduled its next meeting to discuss
recommendations in the comprehensive plan for 7 p.m.
Rotary for "
Members of Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club assisting in
the Island Butterfly Garden at :
Holmes Beach City Hall -
alongside members of the
North American Butterfly .,:- .. ,-' _
Association are,from left, -
Patti Bishop, Don Fernald,
Win Bishop and Joan
Malcolm, John Luchkowec of i:
the NABA, Mary Creamer, Ned
Perkins, David Ambrose of
NABA, Wolfgang Nissen of
Rotary and garden founder
Nancy Ambrose of NABA, and
Ali Baser of Rotary. Islander :.
Photo: Bonner Joy
By Diana Bogan
The Hurricane Evacuation Assistance and Reloca-
tion Team of Anna Maria Island has helped several
families displaced by the Gulf Coast hurricanes restart
their lives in Manatee County and, due to the over-
whelming support from the Island community, team
members want to extend its reach by adopting a fam-
ily still living in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's de-
HEART member Shannon Dell said the first group
of families assisted by HEART are grateful for the help
and are striking out on their own.
The Peralta family will be moving back to Louisi-
ana where father Dennis has been able to return to the
job he held prior to evacuating. His wife and children
will reunite with him after he secures new housing,
which the family anticipates before Thanksgiving.
HEART has offered the family a minivan that was
donated to the organization by Fun and Sun Parasailing
to make the drive back home.
All other individuals adopted by HEART in the
past few months have housing and jobs and are other-
wise "doing fine," said Dell.
Team member Pierrette Kelly said the key to the
organization's success has been the support it received
from the community. For example, within days of a
needs list appearing in local newspapers, HEART was
able to help one of its adoptees furnish his Island apart-
HEART member Susan Timmons said she re-
ceived information from the Sarasota County Relief
Office, which closed down when its funding ended,
regarding three families housed in Lakewood Ranch in
need of assistance.
HEART has contacted the families to begin its in-
take process and determine if they have a needs list.
Timmons said she knows that one gentleman is seek-
ing fulltime employment as a hair stylist and one of the
teenage boys needs pants with 32-inch waist and 33-
inch inseam and small- to medium-size shirts.
There may be a need for housing or assistance with
rent because one family is still living in a motel, said
Timmons. HEART will know more after the intake
process is completed.
Timmons told fellow members that the organiza-
tion has received a tremendous response from donors
and has dispersed $6,000. The organization currently
has additional funding to disburse and is interested in
extending its reach.
Team member and Red Cross volunteer Patti
Bishop recently returned from volunteer duties in East
Biloxi, Miss., and HEART has expressed an interest in
connecting with a family from the area Bishop ser-
Members also discussed possibilities of adopting
a neighborhood and Cindi Harrison noted that the Is-
land school could perhaps become involved if the
adopted neighborhood has a school.
Bishop said she would work on finding a contact
currently in Biloxi to facilitate the group's interest.
The group consensus is, "Let us help as long as we
Anna Maria Garden Club meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hear about the
Children's Memorial Gardens program when it meets
at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Afina Maria.
The speaker will be Joanne Glim. Additional infor-
mation may be obtained by calling,778-0523.. ...
Ed Malawskey was driving from Fort Myers to Pinellas County to make sales calls when he saw and photo-
graphed an odd egret at the rest area at the south end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. "I thought it had some
kind offlower in its beak," he said, "but when I got home and viewed the photos on my computer I realized
that what I mistook for a flower actually is some sort of pins or darts stuck in the bird." It didn't seem to cause
discomfort, Malawskey said, but "Ifind it totally inconceivable that someone could do something like this to
such a beautiful creature." The bird was later captured and taken to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, where
the darts were removed. The bird appeared to be recovering late last week.
Island HEART organizers
seek to extend help, reach
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TIlE ISLANDER U NOV. 9. 2005 U A-5
Stone crabs disappointing so far
By Jim Hanson
Three weeks into the stone crab season, there is
disappointment along the waterfront with catches lower
than expected and even the storm everyone hoped
would stir the crabs into the traps well, "All it did
was scatter the traps."
The season opened Oct. 15 and opening day was
the best, and it was nothing to brag about. Processor
and fishermen are dissatisfied with the season so far,
but in the way of fisherfolk remain hopeful.
Stone crabs are a rich Florida delicacy and a renew-
able resource, the biggest claws broken off and the crab
tossed overboard to regenerate more claws in about a
year and a half.
Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez ad-
mitted the season is "not very good." She along with
the rest of the industry hoped the cold snap would bring
a surge in stone crab harvest, but that hasn't happened
Wayde Campbell, lifelong Cortez fisherman and
son and grandson of fishermen back five generations,
said he hauled in 200 pounds on opening day and since
then the average day brings 100 to 150 pounds. Maybe
enough to pay bare expenses.
Prices are good, though, he said, reflecting the
scarcity of the commodity. But fuel and bait prices are
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higher this year, so it's "about a wash."
Bell said prices have been $11 to $16 a pound re-
tail, quite high but reflective of the market.
Campbell said his traps were scattered around by
Hurricane Wilma's tumult "and we had to spend a lot
of time getting them back and in place again." The
traps are baited 16-by-16-inch slatted cages that let
crabs in but not out, and the traps are attached to a float
Stone crab crazy
Fishermen Anthony Manali of
Anna Maria has afirm hold.
on a couple of his stone crab
buddies. This is a business
where it's paramount to be
faster than the critters you
work with. Stone crab season
started Oct. 15. Manali has
.- been crabbing and fishing
local waters for more than 30
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tesy Rick Morash
by a strong line so the mefncan haul them up, a tedious
and backbreaking job with hundreds of traps out for
"I have a feeling that it's better south of here
around Englewood and north of Crystal City,"
Campbell said, "and we're just in a bad spot for now."
Bell said she is still hoping for improvement, and
Campbell said, "I hope it gets better before Christmas."
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A-6 6 NOV. 9, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
'Welcome back winter friends'
The cars with the funny out-of-state license plates are
evident in "mass quantities" on Anna Maria Island and
the numbers are growing daily.
The folks we Florida residents lovingly call "Snow-
birds" are "flocking back" for our sunny beaches, calm Gulf
of Mexico waters and the quaint atmosphere that uniquely
brings them to Anna Maria Island.
It's all about "Island time." Lose the wristwatch and
plan the days and nights based on sunrise and sunset.
Slow down the pace, stop to pick up shells along the way,
say "hey" to the neighbors and anyone you meet along the
way, enjoy biking, kayaking, fishing, gardening and just
doing nothing. It's "Island time."
Yes, there's more traffic during season, but there's
also a trolley to take folks to destinations and to ride just
for the fun of it. Ride the full loop and check out what
you've missed over the long, hot summer.
There's plenty to see and do, lots of old friends to
catch up old times, and some familiar and some new busi-
nesses to visit.
And you can catch up on your reading at the library
or online, or just stop by The Islander office for a few
weeks worth of past issues.
In fact, come by to say "hey," and wish.us a happy
birthday. The Islander newspaper turns 14 this week!
Thanks for reading us on your Island time!
And welcome back y'all.
14 years and counting
On Nov. 15, 1951, the first edition of the former
newspaper of the same name, The Islander, rolled off the
presses. It was eight pages with no subscribers and no
advertisers. Circulation was 500.
The way of life on the Island was summed up in a line
under-The Islander's nameplate which proclaimed,
"Where Life Is Peaceful ... and Fishing Is Good."
That precursor of this newspaper folded and closed
its doors in 1990, the victim of poor management.
In 1992, another weekly newspaper on Anna Maria
Island was destined to merge with other area "products"
the company owned.
It was then that The Islander Bystander was born
Knowing how Islanders love their news, it was a necessity.
Bystander was added to The Islander so as to avoid
any squabbles, and also to honor a fictional newspaper in
a John D. MacDonald novel and then seven years ago
the "Bystander" was dropped.
According to our best calculations, with 14 years of
continuous ownership, this Islander newspaper is the
longest running of all..
Thanks again for reading us. We're unduly proud.
-"Since 1992 the best news on Anna Maria Island."
T Ana Sis
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SLICK By Egan
No sense whatsoever
I am a property owner in Anna Maria and have I'd be very curious to tmnd out what his motivation
been for 13 years. I have been living on the Island for is.
24 years. I am also an architect and have been in busi- For the ROR district along Pine Avenue, limiting
ness in Anna Maria for quite some time. the available buildable stories does nothing but dis-
The notion that property owners of lots smaller courage commercial activity in this area. I would bet
than 7,500 square feet or lots 5,000 square feet or less the people that are in favor of this restriction would be
should be limited to one floor over parking does not quite happy if nothing commercial existed anywhere in
make any sense whatsoever. It is extremely unfair to Anna Maria.
owners of these properties and accomplishes nothing We'have three-story buildings all over this area. I
favorable to the community. don't see anything wrong with them along Pine Av-
The maximum lot coverage currently in place for enue. I'd much rather have storefronts and shops that
residential properties is 35 percent of the lot size, with I can visit as I stroll along the street than a series of
setback requirements which vary depending on loca- lovely garage doors.
tion. For a 5,000-square-foot parcel, this equals 1,750 If the intent is to maintain and encourage the Old
square feet. An adequate stair for this building would Florida feel in the architecture, then guidelines could
require about 100 square feet and an elevator if the be established which would help regulate the overall
owner desired one, perhaps for a disability, would re- flavor of the architecture in the commercial district. We
quire approximately 36 square feet, so you would be could also establish an Architectural Review Board, on
left with a 1,614-square-foot building footprint which which I would be delighted to be a member.
would end up being a box on stilts an elevated box I urge all property owners with a lot less than 7,500
with a low sloped or flat roof without any deviation so square feet to contact the members of the planning and
that you could maximize the available space. There zoning board and members of the city commission to
would also be no room in the 35 percent for exterior express you opinions on this issue before your ability
decking and outdoor living space, which we all love. to utilize your property to its greatest potential as you
You would likely end up with a two-bedroom one- see fit, and your property rights, are taken away.
bath box while your neighbors have the three- or four- Laura Gee, Anna Maria
bedroom two- or three-bath dream home with a deck
and a pool.
Also, limiting the number of stories would do noth-. Have your say
ing to increase the green space between the buildings, in The Islander welcomes and encourages your opin-
fact it would reduce it because the building would have to ion letters.
take up every square inch of the available lot coverage. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250
Speaking of dream homes, Frank Pytel, who pro- words and reserves the right to edit.for length and gram-
posed this 27-foot height restriction, according to mar.
Manatee County tax records has a 17,000-square-foot Letters are published on a space-available basis
bayfront lot with a large home already in place. If his with regard to timeliness of the material.
proposed height restriction were to take place, he Address letters to Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
would still be able to build a home with a 5,950-square- rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, fax to 941-778-
foot building footprint;m ultiplytl.b~.t*qandit isa. 7978, -mail t r news@isander-or
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 9, 2005 U A-7
Neighbor vs. neighbor
After reading Rick Catlin's "neighbor vs. neigh-
bor" story in the Anna Maria fence dispute, we feel
compelled to respond to a few of the points raised in the
1. Yes, the vacated property in front of our home is in
dispute. Mr. Guggino is unable to purchase the 50 feet
in front of our property, and there is a reason for that,
which will be decided in a court of law. Which brings
us to ...
2. As Mr. Guggino does not own the 50 feet in
front of our home, we protested the "spite fence" he
constructed four feet from our front door, denying us
access to our home, an entrance that has been used by
every owner of this property since it was built in the
Our protest cited the following City of Anna
Maria Ordinance: Sec.1113-423 Walls and Fences,
"Fence permits will be issued only to the owner of
the property, or to a licensed or bonded contractor
acting as his agent." Mr. Guggino is neither, and
allowing him to use the Contractor/Agent Authori-
zation Form seems an abuse of the intent of this or-
dinance, as it is clearly intended for licensed and
bonded contractors to act on their client's behalf
when the homeowner is elsewhere.
Mr. Guggino's application for the fence permit was
also fraudulent, claiming that he was enclosing "his"
property on three sides, but in fact only constructing the
"spite fence" at our front door. The City of Anna Maria
may-revoke or rescind a fraudulent application and in
fact order him to take the fence down, remedies among
others that are provided for by Anna Maria ordinance
No. 96-557, section 4.
3. The only contact we have had with our self-pro-
claimed "good neighbor" were repeated phone calls to
our home and our cell phone at all hours trying to sell
land that he does not own and to sign a quit-claim deed
revoking any rights we have to the vacated Gulf Bou-
levard in front of our home.
The one face-to-face interaction involved his kick-
ing over flower urns, rude and inappropriate personal
remarks clearly meant to intimidate. All of which was
witnessed by our 11-year-old daughter.
He was asked to go home and when he did not, the
police were called. We were not advised by the police
to "stay off the property" as Mr. Guggino erroneously
claims. Mr. Guggino was told that until the matter was
settled properly he was to stay away from us and not
make any more scenes. Meanwhile, we had just
cleaned up the flower bed.
Mr. Guggino's reaction to this incident.is now
symbolized by a four-foot-high and 100-foot-long
monument running the length of the front of our prop-
erty. Which brings us to ...
4. In the article our address was listed as 105
Oak Ave., but in fact our address is 105 Maple Ave.
We would like to thank all of you who have found
us and have voiced your support, literally "over the
Over and over we have heard, "This isn't Anna
Maria." And we agree, we have been comforted by the
kindness and generosity that have been shown to us and
our daughter during this difficult situation.
But presently this is apparently OK with the city
officials of Anna Maria and that has been very disheart-
ening. Spite fences are offensive, they are meant to be.
Which is in direct conflict with the laid-back, family
atmosphere that attracted us to make Anna Maria our
We have lived in our home in Illinois for 25 years
and in that time we have never been involved in a law-
suit of any kind, we have never had to call the police
about an abusive neighbor, and we have enjoyed a
friendly and supportive relationship with all of our
neighbors. Thankfully, we have lovely neighbors on
Maple Avenue as well. Mr. Guggino is just not one of
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THE BES 3.YEARS
Ten years ago ii he ov. 9, 1995, issue
of The Islander, h adlines announced:
Attorneys representing the Save Anna Maria or-
ganization filed a legal motion to delay an administra-
tive hearing on the Florida Department of
Transportation's proposed 65-foot center-clearance
fixed-span bridge to replace the current Anna Maria
Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Local, state and federal officials along with the U.S.
Coast Guard and a private contractor were working to
clear up a persistent fuel leak into the boat basin adjacent
to Crabby Bill's on Marina Drive. The source of the fuel
leak was undetermined, but authorities suspected it could
have been from someone illegally dumping, or a leak from
the underground fuel storage tanks at the BP Station at the
comer of Marina and Gulf Drives .
The Holmes Beach City Commission asked the
owner of the Anchor Inn to have live entertainment "turn
down" the volume following complaints from residents.
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A-8 0 NOV. 9, 2005 0 THE ISLANDER
Jesse 'Buster' Bell
Jesse "Buster" Bell, 78, lifelong Cortez fisherman
and member of a pioneer family there, died of leuke-
mia Nov. 3.
Graveside services were Saturday in Manasota
Memorial Park, Bradenton. Brown & Sons Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
At his own insistence, he died in the house where
he was born. Diagnosed with leukemia, he demanded
to be taken home from the hospital and not fussed over,
said a family member.
He was co-owner with three brothers of A.P. Bell
Fish Co., largest of two surviving fish companies in the
historic fishing village. He came to the fish house ev-
ery day, said others at the firm, and drank great
amounts of coffee before heading for the dog track in
"He did two things, fished and went to the dog
races," said the family member.
He was a commercial fisherman for 60 years, and
captained the Warren Jr. for 20 years. The only time he
took away from fishing was U.S. Army service in
World War II and again in the Korean War, where he
was a sergeant.
The Bells are a pioneer Cortez family, Buster's
father Aaron P. arriving in 1914 and marrying Jessie
Fulford, of another pioneer family. They had seven
Surviving are brothers Walter and Calvin, both of
Cortez, and Chester and Calvin of Bradenton; daugh-
ter Deserie "Gail" Assante of St. Petersburg; and sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
Benjamin DeMott, 81,professor of English emeritus
at Amherst College, died Sept. 29 at his home in
Worthington, Mass. He was a winter resident of Anna
Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., DeMott studied as an
undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University and George
Washington University, where he received a degree in
1949. He received a PhD. from Harvard in 1953. He was
married in 1946 to Margaret Craig, who survives him, as
do four children and several grandchildren.
DeMott taught at Amherst from 1951 until his re-.
tirement in 1990. A trenchant observer of the Ameri-
can scene, DeMott wrote several works of cultural criti-
cism, including Junk Politics: The Trashing of the
American Mind (2005), Killer Woman Blues: Why
Americans Can't Think Straight about Gender and
Power (2000) and The Trouble With Friendship: Why
Americans Can't Think Straight about Race (1995).
When The Imperial Middle: Why Americans Can't
Think Straight about Class, was published in 1990, Bar-
bara Ehrenreich praised it in The New York Times as
"imaginative, challenging and a pleasure to read. For any-
one ready to cut through our collective delusions and be-
gin the long overdue talk about class, there could not be
a more congenial conversationalist than Mr. DeMott."
DeMott recalled his -style of teaching in an essay
titled "English and the Promise of Happiness," pub-
lished in 1991, shortly after his retirement from
Amherst. "As for methods: they are simplicity itself.
The armory boasts a few conversation-generating ques-
tions, and little else." A prolific writer, DeMott was
known as a sharp social critic. His essays and reviews
appeared in The New York Review of Books, Harper's,
Esquire, Saturday Review, The Atlantic Monthly and
Life, among many others, here and abroad.
Lloyd George Eder
Lloyd George Eder, 90, of Bradenton, died Nov. 1.
Born in New York City, Mr. Eder came to Mana-
tee County from Savanna, Ga., in 1967. He retired as
general manager of the Bradenton Herald in 1975. He
was a graduate of Columbia University, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and Harvard. He served in the
U.S. Air Force as a captain in World War II. He was
in advertising sales for the St. Petersburg Times and
general manager and vice president of the Savanna
News. He was a member of the Island Players board of
directors. He was a member of the Rotary Club.
There were no services. Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Dorothy Rose; son William
of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren; and three great-
Gaylord Donald Schavey
Gaylord Donald Schavey, 87, of DeWitt, Mich.,
and Holmes Beach, died Oct. 22.
Born in St. Johns, Mich., Mr. Schavey was retired
from Motor Wheel after 32 years. He was a World War
II veteran with the Third Armored Division in North-
ern France, for which he received a Purple Heart. He
was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3039 in Farwell,
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No new reports.
Oct. 22,200 Gulf Drive N., BeachHouse Restaurant parking
lot, burglary. A man reported his wallet stolen from his vehicle.
Oct. 29, 300 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, burglary. A
woman reported her purse stolen from her vehicle.
Oct. 30,2200 Gulf Drive N., Sea Side Motel, criminal mis-
chief. Several vehicles were found to have flattened tires. Ac-
cording to the report, the air had been let out of the tires.
Oct. 28, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store, lost
property. A woman reported the loss of her credit card and
believes she may have left it at the store counter or dropped it
after making a purchase.
Oct. 29, 3000 block of Avenue E., battery. A woman re-
ported her boyfriend for allegedly pushing her to the ground
and causing injuries to her head. The boyfriend was arrested.
Oct. 29, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A
man stopped a patrol officer to report the theft of his fishing pole.
Mich., and a member of DAV Wilson & Blackmer
Chapter 105 in Lake, Mich.
Memorial services were Oct. 26 in Lansing, Mich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW
National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road,
Eaton Rapids MI 48827.
He is survived by wife Marie Evelyn; daughter
Karen of Lansing; sons Dennis of Holmes Beach and
Ronald of East Lansing, Mich.; brother Lewis of St.
Johns; sisters Vera Ward of Kingsley, Mich., Mabel
Beck of Maple Rapids, Mich., and Mildred Roof of St.
Johns; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Beth Ann Scheible
Beth Ann Scheible, 46, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born in Greenbackville, Va., Mrs. Scheible moved
to Florida 23 years ago and to Bradenton Beach 17
years ago. She was a homemaker and volunteer at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
Memorial services were in Greenbackville Nov. 6
and will be held locally at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15,
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
She is survived by husband Frank S.; son Joshua
C. of Bradenton Beach; stepson Stan; stepdaughters
Kristin M. Townsend and Lori J.; and seven grandchil-
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THE ISLANDER U NOV. 9, 2005 A A-9
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told city commission-
ers last week that the documents for the city's $1.5
million line of credit are being drawn up by attorneys
for the Florida Association of Counties.
The commission last month authorized the mayor
to establish the line of credit to pay for capital improve-
ment projects, including road resurfacing and
SueLynn said the loan is through the FAC's Pooled
Commercial Paper Loan program and the current inter-
est rate is just 2.63 percent. The mayor did say that the
program's coordinator, Elizabeth Newberry, said she
expected rates to rise to near 3 percent by the time the
commission draws the first $1 million.
The cost to draw $1 million is just $2,000, the
mayor said, but should the commission decide to bor-
row less than $1 million on its first draw, the cost
would be $10,000. The remaining $500,000 can be
drawn at no charge, SueLynn said.
The mayor said she also spoke with Ed Leonard,
the city's accountant, who assured her that the line of
credit "serves a valid municipal purpose, particularly
at the low FAC rate and the degree of flexibility the
Leonard's only concern, the mayor said, was that
the city "be able to budget a debt service amount that
would not jeopardize the city's operating budget or
ability to provide services."
Leonard indicated that the amount already bud-
geted.for debt service ($185,000) and the expected
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annual debt service budget of $200,000 was "sufficient
to pay off the debt in a timely manner."
The mayor also said Leonard suggested that if the
city draws down $1 million but does not use the money
immediately, some of those funds could be placed in a
short-term certificate of deposit.
SueLynn said she might have all the documenta-
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will need to pass another resolution authorizing the city
to sign for the loan. In addition, she said, all documents
will be reviewed by City Attorney Jim Dye before pre-
sentation to the commission.
The long-awaited line of credit took nearly three
years of discussion among commissioners'to garner
support from a majority.
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Special day for area pets
The Rev. Robb Mongiello of St. Bernard Catholic Church hosted a blessing in October for area pets, and 15
dogs and one cat which came later for a private blessing were accompanied by their various owners to
the church for the special event. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
'Fall Fanfare' opening
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and
Orchestra opens its new concert series with "Fall Fan-
fare" Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Island Baptist Church.
It will be a varied program of choral and orchestral
works featuring instrumental and vocal soloists under
the baton of Alfred Gershfeld, who has been the
organization's conductor since its founding.
The first movement of Josef Haydn's "London"
symphony will open the program, followed by a harp
concerto by Francois Boieldieu, with Janelle House as
French horn players Robert Moore and Jonathan
Moore will join the orchestra's string sections for Ludwig
van Beethoven's "Sextet for Two Horns and Strings."
After intermission, the chorus and orchestra will
perform excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony
No. 2, "The Hymn of Praise." The third orchestral
movement will precede performance of the cantata, the
final section of the symphony written for mixed cho-
rus, soloists and orchestra that uses biblical texts from
Psalms to create a hymn of thanksgiving. Soprano so-
loists will be Rebecca Hill and Jeanne Larranaga.
Additional details may be obtained by calling 779-
Mote family series
Kids and otherwise will study the mysteries of coral
and then paint a reef mural when Mote Marine Laboratory
launches a new family program Saturday, Nov. 12.
Title of the program from 9 to 11 a.m. is "Secrets of
the Sea," and it is aimed at youngsters from 6 to 12 years
of age and any favorite adult who accompanies them.
This is the opening of the "Second Saturdays"
schedule, with a different sea-oriented event the second
Saturday of each month. Cost is $14 for adult members
and one child, $18 and $9 for nonmembers. Pre-regis-
tration is required, with the form available at
www.mote.org under "Education" on the Web site
"Second Saturdays" will be on the Mote campus,
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Island
off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
The rest of the season's programs:
Dec. 10, Sharks: Up Close and Personal.
Jan. 14, Mammals, Mammoths, Manatees.
Feb. 11, Dolphins in the Wild.
March 11, Adventure on Dolphin Island.
April 8, Rescue, Rehab and Release.
May 13, Pelican Man's Pelicans.
June 10, Aqua-Critters.
July 8, Fish.
For information, 388-4441.
Janelle House, harp soloist in Island concert
Madagascar's ecology to be
discussed at PEO meeting
The PEO organization will hear Dr. Alison
Ormsby discuss Madagascar from an ecological per-
spective at a meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Dr. Ormsby will tell of her experiences when she
lived in the huge isolated island off eastern Africa. The
meeting will be at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
PEO is described as "a philanthropic organization
that supports women's higher education through schol-
arships, grants, awards and loans." Details may be ob-
tained at 779-2299.
Center yoga class
set to start Friday
Yoga instruction will be from 8:45 to 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, at the Anna Maria Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, with Dolce
Little teaching. Cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-
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The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to third- and fourth-grade students at Anna
Maria Elementary School in celebration of "Literacy Month." Club members Birgit Sesterhenn, Don Fernald,
John Luchkowec, Ned Perkins, Wolfgang Nissen and Mary Creamer highlighted items of interest, like the
longest word in the English language and pages on sign language and Braille. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
limitations at AME
Beginning Nov. 7, visitors to Anna Maria El-
ementary School will no longer be permitted to
park in the vacant lot across from the school on
Parent parking will be limited to the area
around the school's front drive and side streets
across Gulf Drive from the school. Staff parking
will be confined to the temporary lot behind the
school auditorium and a limited number of
spaces remain in the south parking lot.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes is encouraging
parents to make use of bus transportation or uti-
lize the car pickup area rather than parking and
walking to pick up students.
In January, a new parking area will be avail-
able on the south side of campus.
Monday, Nov. 14
Breakfast: Pretzel Cinnamon Sticks, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: French Toast Sticks or Cheese Omelet,
Potato Smiles, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit Cup
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Muffin and
Yogurt Plate, Steamed Carrots, Chips, Fresh Veggies
with Dip, Peaches
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks, Bagel, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Nachos with Meat and Cheese or Trout Melt
Sandwich, Spanish Rice, Winter Mix Vegetables,
Thursday, Nov. 17
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Muffin, Cereal, Toast, Super
Lunch: Sliced Turkey or Baked Ham Slices, Mashed
Potatoes with Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Steamed
Green Beans, Fresh Veggies, Roll, Holiday Dessert
Friday, Nov. 18
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Pizza or Hot Dog, Corn, Caesar Salad, Juice
."Jtceand ni'are served w'Th'i'ever' meal.
Joshua Schmidtfrom Karen Newhall's third-grade
class at Anna Maria Elementary School reads the
Rotary bookplate inside the dictionary donated by
the Island Rotary Club. The bookplate is signed by a
club member and is inscribed with the club's pledge.
On the facing page is space for Schmidt to personal-
ize his dictionary.
St. Jude gourmet
The 24th annual St. Jude gourmet luncheon on
Longboat Key will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 12, on Bay Isles Road.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key,
it will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospi-
tal founded by the late comedian and actor Danny Tho-
"Helping Each Other Is Worldwide" is the theme
of the event in the Temple Beth Israel parking area
across Bay Isles Road from the Longboat Key Post
Tickets are $30 each and may be obtained at many
businesses on the key. Details may be obtained by
phoning 383-5509' or 377-2699.
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By Rick Catlin
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission is con-
sidering a number of similar provisions to the land
development code to speed up applications for a num-
ber of city approvals, particularly for a vacation of right
Planner Bill Brisson told the committee at its Sept.
29 meeting that the problem is that if someone applies
for a vacation, comprehensive plan amendment or
other such action, they are not obligated to respond to
city requests for more information. One current right of
way application has been on file since 2000, he said.
The committee considered the proposal that if
the city requests more information or further action
from the applicant, the requesting party has 180 days
to respond. If no action is taken, the application is
voided and the party has to begin anew the applica-
Among the procedures the proposed ordinance
would affect are applications for vacation, rezoning,
comp-plan amendment, site-plan submission, applica-
tion for level of service compliance, conditional uses,
preliminary plat, expansion or extension of a noncon-
forming use or structure, a dimensional variance and a
flood-plain management variance.
Brisson also presented the committee with a draft
proposal to establish a procedure for obtaining an in-
terpretation of the land development code from a city
official and establishing a fee for such advice.
Committee members were in general agreement
with the intent of the proposal, but wanted to ensure
that the action is not directed against all applicants.
Brisson said the regulation is targeted at major
projects, and a full definition of a major project and the
procedures for obtaining an interpretation will come
before the committee at a future meeting.
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Brisson also suggested the committee study the
current sign ordinance, particularly as it concerns rental
The city is now enforcing the ordinance that pro-
hibits short-term rental signs on a property in a residen-
Some houses, said Brisson, are "acting as hotels"
in residential areas with "for rent" signs openly dis-
While code enforcement has sent a letter to offend-
ers telling them to take down the signs, Brisson wanted
to know if the committee wanted to allow the rental
r It ,
If the commission hasn't changed the ordinance,
said Chairperson Sue Normand, then all areas of the
city should be treated the same. The committee did
think that such signs might be allowed in the R-4 resi-
Susan Long of the building department noted that
many real estate agents have come to the department
recently complaining that they are being told to take the
"It's not a new law," she said. "It's just being en-
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Wednesday, Nov. 9
6:55 a.m. Audubon Society fieldtrip to the
Zeleski property departing from Bradenton's downtown
post office at 824 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Informa-
10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
Book Club meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Noon- Minnesota Club meeting at the Bradenton
Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
Thursday, Nov. 10
11 to 12:30 p.m. "Food for Life" cooking class
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
1 to 3 p.m. Watercolor demonstration by Susie
Cotton at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
7p.m. Sierra Club presents "Future by Design:
One Man's Vision" with futurist and inventor Jacque
Fresco at Phillippi Creek Estate Mansion, 5500
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 925-9000.
7p.m. Sarasota Shell Club presents "Shelling
in Venezuela" at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.
8 p.m. Opening night of "Harvey" at the Mana-
tee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-0111. Fee applies.
Friday, Nov. 11
8:45 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Dolce Little at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee ap-
7 to 10 p.m. Live music with special guests
Hazel Haze, Chris Carter, Carrie Price and Preston
Whaley at Ginny's Antique and Jane's Cafe at the
Old IGA, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7370.
8 p.m. Florida West Coast Symphony Master-
works at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St.
.W. at Manatee Community College Campus,
Bradenton. Information: 953-4252. Fee applies.
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Saturday, Nov. 12
8 a.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Mullet
Smoke at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club presents "AME Moving
On" with Anna Maria Elementary School guidance
counselor Cindi Harrison at Cafe on the Beach, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Safe boating class at
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Centering prayer intro-
ductory workshop at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
4769. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Family Origami at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
11 a.m. to 3p.m. Cannons Marina 50th Birthday
Celebration with angler and boating clinics for all ages,
6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
Noon to 2 p.m. Longboat Key St. Jude Gourmet
Luncheon at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key. Information: 377-2633 or 383-5509.
2 p.m. Alison Ornsby provides an ecological
perspective of her experience living in Madagascar at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
4:30-and 6 p.m. Magic of Manatee Sweet
Adelines Spaghetti Dinner and Serenade at Kirkwood
Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Braden-
ton. Information: 794-6807 or 751-1748. Fee applies.
8 p.m. -Theater production of "London Suite" at
Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. at
Manatee Community College Campus, Bradenton. In-
formation: 752-5252. Fee applies.
Sunday, Nov. 13
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 3p.m. Cannons Marina 50th Birthday
Celebration with angler and boating clinics for all ages,
6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
Monday, Nov. 14
9 a.m. Widowed persons support group at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish Dance class with John
Corbet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
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407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
1 to 3 p.m. Stained-glass garden stepping-stone
craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner provided by
Ooh La La! Bistro at Anna Maria Elementary School,"
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-
5525. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit AME Parent-
7p.m. Anna Maria Elementary School second-
grade play in the school auditorium, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longboat-Lido-St. Armand
Keys Chamber of Commerce "Chairman's Reception"
at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, 5500 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Information: 383-2466.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Noon Anna Maria Garden Club presents guest
speaker Joanne Glim of the Children's Memorial Gar-
dens at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0523.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Stained-glass garden step-
ping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor- -
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting clinic with Team
Sandtastic as they prepare for Keep Manatee
Beautiful's Sandblast at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-
"George M. Prout An American Illustrator" art
exhibit at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St.
W., Manatee Community College Campus, Bradentbn,
through Nov. 17. Information: 752-5252.
"Poe at the Crosley" at the Powel Crosley Mu--"
seum, One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, through Nov. 17. Information: 722-3244. Fee
Theater production of "London Suite" at Neel
Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Manatee
Community College Campus, Bradenton, through Nov.
19. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.
Anna Maria Island Art League Fall Open Exhibit,--
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 25.
"Harvey" at the Manatee Players Riverfront The-
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atre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 27.
Information: 748-0111. Fee applies.
S "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American
landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Mu-
seum, 201 10th Street W., Bradenton, through March
12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Audubon Society meeting at First Presbyterian
Church, Bradenton Nov. 17.
Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Nov. 17.
Audubon Society fieldtrip to Sarasota Celery
Fields Nov. 19.
Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast at the
-BeachHouse Restaurant Nov. 19.
Town of Longboat Key 50th Birthday Celebra-
tion Nov. 19.
Digital photography workshop at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Nov. 19.
Holly Berry Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic
Church Nov. 19-20.
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Or-
chestra Fall Fanfare at the Island Baptist Church
"Simon Day of Giving" at DeSoto Square Mall,
Bradenton, to benefit the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, Nov. 20.
Carmichael Sings Carmichael at Neel Perform-
ing Arts Center Nov. 20.
Anna Maria Island Democratic Club at the
BeachHouse Restaurant Nov. 21.
Sierra Club Manatee Conservation meeting at
Synovus Bank, Bradenton Nov. 21.
Save the Date:
*- Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street in Bradenton
Beach Nov: 25.
Festival of Trees and Christmas Tea at the
Crosley Nov. 29-Dec. 7.
Island Players production "Social Security"
American Craft Council exhibit and sale at Sa-
rasota-Bradenton International Convention Center
Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Winter Skies" at the
South Florida Museum Dec. 4.
Holmes Beach Business District open house
Privateer-Holiday Parade Dec. 10.
Cooks for life
Ellen Jaffe Jones will show Islanders how to prepare
"food for life," to eat properly to prevent cancer at
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Cost is $5 per participant. Details are available at
St. Bernard pancakes due
Sunday morning at church
St. Bernard Catholic Church will have a pancake
breakfast served by men of the Holy Name Society
from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the church
activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Details may be obtained at 778-4769.
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be among the works shown in a one-person exhibit
Islander Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks by Longboat Key artist Barbara L. Harrisonfrom
Dec. 10. Nov. 10 to 30 at the Sonnet Gallery, 1480 Main St.,
Choral Advent Cantata at First United Method- Sarasota. Titled "Explorations: Wall Sculptures
ist Church Dec. 11. Inspired by Ancient Maps," the exhibit will be open
"Dickens at the Crosley" Dec. 12-22.om 10 a.. to 50 p. Monday-Friday and
Lester-Islander fun day at the Anna Maria.ls- from a.m.to5:30 pm.Monday-Fridayand 10
land Community Center Dec. 17. a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Details may be obtained by
City of Anna Maria Holiday Festival Dec. 17. calling 955-6443.
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AME Thanksgiving dinner
catered by Ooh La La! Bistro
Anna Maria Elementary School invites the
community to its fall play production and Thanks-
giving inspired feast Monday, Nov. 14.
Prior to the second-grade performance, Chef
Damon Presswood and staff of Ooh La La! Bis-
tro in Holmes Beach will serve dinner beginning
at 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
The menu will include a fresh-roasted turkey
with all the fixings. Dinner tickets cost $7 for
adults and $5 for students and will be available at
the door, hut don't come late this event has been
a sell-out in the past.
Advance tickets are available at the school
A brief Parent-Teacher Organization meeting
will also be held to update parents on school news
at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
For more information, call. 708-5525.
Diaper drive success at AME
Caleb Smith, pictured holding the "Dollars for Diapers" poster with his first-grade class, initiated a
diaper drive at Anna Maria Elementary School to help a family in need of diapers for infant twins after
evacuating to the Island following Hurricane Katrina. Smith's event raised $275 for the Island Hurri-
cane Evacuation Assistance and Relocation Team and was presented to the family in the form of a gift
card. Islander Photo: AME
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Custodian Shirley Beard delivers cases of bottled water
to classrooms at Anna Maria Elementary School. The
water was donated by the Holmes Beach Publix due to
a boil-water advisory that affected the school after'
Manatee County Utilities shut off the water to work in
the area. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Center to benefit from
Simon Day of Giving
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
participate in the first annual Simon Day of Giving at
DeSoto Square Mall from noon to 5:30'p.m. Sunday,
The event is a fundraiser that allows ticket holders
to receive discounts at stores there, the Center said.
Tickets are $8 each and may be purchased through the
Center, with $5 of the price going to the Center. Details
are available at 778-1908.
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'Right Plant, Right Place'
Island Garden Club topic
The Island Garden Club will hear Carol Davis discuss
"Right Plant, Right Place, Make Your Yard a Certified
Florida Yard" at its meeting Thursday, Nov. 17.
Davis is with the Manatee County Extension Ser-
vice. The meeting will be in the social rooms of Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. It will follow a potluck dinner which begins at
Additional information may be obtained by calling
Widow group will make up
canceled Island meeting
The widowed persons support group's season-
"opening meeting, canceled by Hurricane Wilma, will
be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Details are available at 778-1908.
Cotton to paint lighthouse
to demonstrate watercolors
Island artist and teacher Susan Cotton will paint a
lighthouse to demonstrate watercolor painting at the
Artists Guild Gallery Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10.
Her demonstration will be from-1 to 3 p.m. at the
gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cotton
teaches watercolors at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, Longboat Key Center for the Arts and the
Lakewood Ranch Art Group. Details may be filled in
by calling 778-6694.
Holly Berry Bazaar due
S at Church of Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
have its annual Holly Berry Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the church, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
As in past years, the church women's homemade
pickles will be a feature expected to sell out early as
usual. Also for sale will be homemade crafts, holiday
decor, jewelry, jams, baked goods and coffee and
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Lots of little goblins, princesses and power rangers and all manner of imaginable costumed kids gathered at
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annual "Trail of Treats," a safe trick-or-treat alternative. Keith Barnett of Barnett Blinds as the "scarecrow"
entertained the crowd while the judging took place. Islander Photo: Rebecca Barnett
doughnuts plus a hot brunch and lunch. A raffle is
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'George W. Bush's Vietnam'
topic for Island Democrats
James McCartney will discuss "Iraq: George W.
Bush's Vietnam" when he addresses the Anna Maria
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McCartney is former Knight-Ridder Washington,
D.C., columnist now writing for the Bradenton Herald
and the Tallahassee Democrat.
The meeting at noon at the BeachHouse Restau-
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Adopting a manatee as a gift for the holidays is certificate, photo and history of an individual manatee.
being arranged by the Save the Manatee Club, For $35 it will include a manatee T-shirt.
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Fanciful garden stepping stones are easy to make.
Learn how at the Center next week.
course on Center schedule
The first class of the season is scheduled for
stained-glass garden stepping-stone creation at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Taught by artist Glen LeFevre, it will be from 1 to
3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16. Cost is $55 for members, $60 for
nonmembers. Deadline to sign up is Nov. 7. Details are
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by Rick Catlin
In the air for former
Bradenton Beach commissioner
Ex-Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Charlie
Grace was just in 10th grade in Cincinnati, Ohio, on
Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard on the radio that the Japa-
nese had bombed Pearl Harbor and had entered World
"I remember you had to be 18 to join up, unless
you had your parents' permission. I originally wanted
to join the Navy because I liked their white hats, but as
the war progressed, I decided I wanted to be a pilot."
In December 1943, during his senior year in high
school, he signed up to join the U.S. Army Air Corps
for pilot training.
"They told me they'd wait until I graduated from
high school, but I got my induction notice two weeks
before graduation. I had to fight with the school to get
While in basic training, Charlie took and passed all
the physical and mental exams for pilot training. Un-
fortunately, the USAAC had no pilot class ready when
he graduated from basic training, so he was assigned to
an air base in Lubbock, Texas, where he was supposed
to be a truck driver.
"Only I had never driven anything before," he said.
One day, he was ordered to tow a glider back to the
hangar, but almost crashed the truck into the glider
because someone had switched the brake line to the
"It was the first time I had ever towed a glider and
when I hit the brakes, the horn sounded. Luckily, I
managed to avoid smashing up the glider or I would
- have been in big trouble," Charlie remembered with a
While still waiting for pilot school, Charlie got
assigned as an aircraft mechanic, then as the flight en-
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Former Bradenton Beach City Commissioner
Charlie Grace was headed for pilot training with the
U.S. Army Air Corps when World War II ended.
gineer on a C-47 military transport plane, what most
people call a DC-3.
On his first flight as engineer in a C-47, he noticed
that this plane was the same one he had just worked on
to repair the right engine. "It was my first flight and I
stared at that engine the whole time, hoping I'd done
a good job," he laughed.
During one flight, the pilot told Charlie he was
going to sleep and told him to take over the controls.
"Just maintain the same heading and speed," the pilot
Charlie, with no previous pilot experience, man-
aged to keep the aircraft headed in the right direction
for an hour before the pilot woke up.
"That was my first time as a pilot and I loved it,"
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Still waiting for his pilot's class to start, Charlie
also got to be a cook, learning how to fry chicken, and
saw duty in the base post office.
He was finally ordered to Boca Raton to begin pi-
lot school, but unfortunately for Charlie, the war in
Europe ended. The Army didn't need any new pilots in
the Pacific, so Charlie did odd jobs around the air base
until the war was officially over. He was then dis-
charged and sent home.
"I was kind of disappointed," said Charlie. "I
wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to do my part, but for
whatever reason, I never got the chance. Still, I was
ready to go."
Just prior to his discharge, Charlie joined the U.S.
"I liked the idea of the reserves and I knew they
would eventually open up the pilot training program
and I would get in."
Charlie entered the University of Cincinnati and
resumed his civilian pilot training, having taken
courses while stationed in Boca Raton.
He was already a licensed civilian pilot when he
was called to active duty during the Korean War and
sent to flight school for the newly formed U.S. Air
With his civilian training, Charlie was ahead of
everyone else in his class and finished first in pre-flight
school. He was then assigned back to Lubbock for the
final phase of pilot training. About six weeks before
graduation, he and the other top pilots in the class were
told they were "volunteering" for jets.
"I was pretty happy about that. Getting to fly jets
was the prime objective of everyone in the class."
Charlie received his wings and commission as a
second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, even-
tually flying an F-80 Shooting Star and an F-89 air
defense jet aircraft.
While he was hoping to get to Korea to get in on
the air battles over the 38th Parallel, the Air Force had
other ideas and Charlie was shipped out to Alaska.
At the end of his four years active duty, he declined
an offer to make the Air Force a career, instead join-
ing North Central Airlines as a civilian pilot. North
Central was the forerunner of Republic Airlines and
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Thanks to vets
Friday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. It would be
appropriate for all veterans to fly the U.S. flag that
The Islander newspaper and this reporter
would like to take this opportunity to thank all
veterans for their faithful service to our country,
regardless of their duty or rank.
On a personal note, thanks to all the veterans
whose story has appeared in this newspaper and
thanks to Lt. Col. Virgil G. Catlin for his 20 years
of service in the U.S. Army, including his six
weeks at Bastogne in 1944.
His son served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to
1971. Rick Catlin
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
eventually Northwest Airlines.
He spent 30 years with Republic-Northwest-North
Central in Chicago, flying DC-3s at the start and end-
ing with Boeing-727s.
His closest call as a civilian pilot came when his
DC-9 encountered the jet wash of a DC-10 that had just
taken off. While Charlie had asked for a seven-mile
separation as he was preparing to land, the air traffic
controllers declined the request, keeping him at three
miles behind the jumbo jet.
When the smaller DC-9 encountered the DC-10 jet
wash as it was about to land, the wash turned the air-
craft on its side, with the wing just inches above the
grass alongside the runway. Thankfully, Charlie was
able to get the aircraft righted again for a smooth touch-
down before something "spectacular" happened.
He retired in 1986 and came to Bradenton to visit
his son, who is a medical doctor. His son introduced
him to Barbara and the couple got married and moved
to Anna Maria Island. Between them they have three
children and four grandchildren.
Barbara was mayor of Bradenton Beach from 1985
Today, Charlie Grace and wife Barbara Turner,
herself a former Bradenton Beach mayor, enjoy life
in the Freedom Village Villas in northwest Braden-
ton. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
to 1986, while Charlie served on the city commission
from 1992 to 1994.
The couple eventually moved to Palmetto, where
Charlie served on the Palmetto City Commission.
These days, Charlie and Barbara enjoy their life at
Freedom Village Villas.
He no longer flies, but devotes his energy to the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
"I just wanted to be a pilot and do my part. Every-
one was patriotic and I was willing to do my duty. I
wanted to get overseas, but that's just the way every-
thing worked out. I have no regrets."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any al-
lied country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland, Norway,
France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
pines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear
from you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.
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Parade, ceremonial, concert and the Marine
Corps Ball are among events honoring veterans of
U.S. wars this week, especially on Veterans Day,
Friday, Nov. 11.
There are veterans of six wars living in Mana-
tee County and Anna Maria Island, and that in-
cludes two World War I vets who are more than
100 years old, according to the American Legion.
The annual Kiwanis-sponsored luncheon was
Tuesday at the Bradenton City Center, with a con-
cert there that night. Wednesday the Jazz Knights
of the U.S. Military Academy are working with
school bands around Manatee County and will play
a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Braden River School,
53rd Avenue East and Carrouso Road.
Veterans Day Friday will see the annual big pa-
rade, in Palmetto this year due to construction work
on the usual downtown Bradenton route. It will begin
at 9:30 a.m. at the county fairgrounds and end at
Sutton/Lamb Park at Seventh Street and 10th Avenue
in Palmetto in time for the main Veterans Day pro-
gram at 11.
The Veterans Monument Park in Bradenton
will be open to the public, but construction work in
the area makes any ceremonies there impractical.
At 12:30 p.m. Stewart Kirby American Legion
Post 24 will open an afternoon of observances, af-
ter having participated in the Palmetto parade and
the veterans' memorial services.
All afternoon there will be food and entertainment
at the post, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. The national
Veteran of the Year, Frank Johnson of Bradenton, will
receive special recognition in ceremonies. Dancing
will go on all afternoon, said a spokesperson.
The Marine Corps League's annual birthday
ball will be the next evening, Saturday, Nov. 12,
celebrating the Corps' 230th birthday. It will be at
the Sarasota Cay Club, renamed from the Holiday
Inn, 7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cocktails will
be at 6:30 p.m., anniversary ceremony at 7:15 and
dinner and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Reservations
are required, with tickets at $65 for a couple, $35
for a single, call 753-9423 or 721-9150.
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B-2 M NOV. 9, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
Islander Bishop returns from Gulfcoast deployment
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach resident Patti Bishop just may have
left a piece of her heart in Biloxi, Miss., where she
served her fellow Americans as a disaster relief volun-
teer with the American Red Cross.
Although she spent less than a month in the East
Biloxi/Gulfport area, the experience is one that will last
her a lifetime.
Bishop is a trained disaster relief worker and has
been a Red Cross volunteer for five years. She has
served in two other hurricane disasters and with the far-
reaching destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina,
Bishop received deployment orders.
She was assigned to work in a Red Cross Emer-
gency Response Vehicle, distributing meals along the
same 8- to 10-mile route each day. The ERV is de-
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in areas hit hard by disasters. In addition to food dis-
tribution, the vehicles may be used to distribute disas-
ter recovery items such as cleanup kits.
Bishop said her shift began at 7:30 a.m. each day
by sterilizing the vehicle since sanitation was para-
mount during the entire operation. The vehicle was
sanitized between lunch and dinner deliveries as well.
Her crew consisted of an ERV driver and another
volunteer to assist in handing out meals. Bishop said
her crew exceeded the ERV's food capacity and deliv-
ered 500 meals per day. "We delivered more meals on
weekends than weekdays," she said. "I think because
there were family members in town on weekends to
help with the cleanup."
Bishop was deeply touched by the people she
met along her route. In the territory she served, she
saw people who had lost everything. "I call them the
'lost people' because they aren't getting any press,"
Holmes Beach resident Patti Bishop returned home
from serving almost three weeks as an American Red
Cross volunteer in East Biloxi, Miss., where she
delivered hot meals twice a day. She is a trained
disaster worker and has been a Red Cross volunteer
for five years. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Bishop said the people she met were living in tents
pitched next to whatever might be left of their home. She
said she saw few children in the area, hoping that most
were sent to stay with other family members or friends.
As one of the hardest hit areas, homes Bishop saw
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were completely destroyed, some with a wall still
standing and the best ones were those where only one
wall was missing.
"I was overwhelmed by the spirit of these people
who lost everything their jobs, their homes, their
history of their lives. And they still came up to tell us
'God Bless you' for what we were doing when it
should be the other way around. God Bless them for
what they have been through," she said.
Among the neighbors she met, an 86-year-old
woman told Bishop she's "so blessed she has her
health." The woman would come out with her walker
to get hot meals, refusing to have them delivered to her.
Instead, Bishop said the woman kept busy buying gro-
ceries for shut-ins, doing other neighbors' laundry and
cleaning their homes. Most of the homes have been
plagued with black mold, said Bishop.
The only complaint this senior had was that she
couldn't get to church because she lost her car.
Bishop shared that her "clients," as the Red Cross
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stances have taken away their ability to work and pro-
vide for themselves and their families.
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thankfulness she witnessed by both clients and volun-
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thanks," recalled Bishop. "Every day was an experience."
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Lights went out at 9 p.m., but she was able to stay
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Division I: Mr. Bones teamwork clinches at least tie
By Kevin Cassidy
Mr. Bones defeated Longboat Observer 3-2 Friday,
Nov. 4, to clinch at least a tie for first place while also
remaining undefeated on the season. There was a defi-
nite contrast in styles between the two teams. Longboat
Observer played a kick-and-run style of soccer where
their defenders basically kicked the ball forward as far
as.they could in the hopes that athletic forwards Celia
Ware and Blake Wilson could outrun the Mr. Bones
defenders to the ball and score some goals.
Mr. Bones, however, relied on the teamwork of
Sean Edwards, Cory Wash and Ally Titsworth, who
worked a triangle to control the ball, consistently look-
ing to pass to each other to work the ball up the field
to generate their offense.
Defensively, Mr. Bones positioned Nicole Botero,
James Hall, Raphael Kasser and Austin Martin deep to
pick off the long balls from Longboat and depended on
the strong play of goalie Jason Rappe to deny most of
the scoring chances that Longboat generated.
Despite a definite advantage in possession time, the
game still came down to the wire, producing some con-
troversy due to a call.by the referee that had Longboat
Observer fans upset.
With Mr. Bones nursing a 3-2 lead late in the game,
Celia Ware got loose up the right side when the referee
stopped play due to an apparently injured player. The
Mr. Bones player turned out to be OK, resulting in
some second-guessing as to whether or not the referee
should have blown the play dead. Hindsight, as they
say is 20-20 vision, so it's easy to sit on the sidelines
and criticize a referee's judgment call.
Players, coaches and referees all make mistakes
and one can never tell when a round ball will produce
a strange bounce. Parents and coaches need to remem-
ber that they're role models and the kids are playing a
game. No matter what the end result, it is just that -
a game! Sports, as they say, mirror life and the lesson
here is that life will throw you all kinds of weird unex-
pected bounces. Complaining and accusing a referee of
wrongdoing when decisions or bounces don't go your
way will not help the situation. Neither will it change
the split-second decision that the referee made.
Back to the game. The two teams battled it out for
15 scoreless minutes before Mr. Bones finally broke
through a stout Observer defense led by goalie Chris-
tine Papazian and defenders Billy Alstrom, Jenna
Duvall, Alison Lukitsch and Kyle Aritt. James Hall
cleared the ball from the Bones' defensive end to
Titsworth, who carried the ball forward before squar-
ing the ball inside to a hard-charging Wash, who juked
one defender before finishing far post for a 1-0 lead.
Late in the first half, Observer got back into the
game when Blake Wilson found some space up the
right side. Wilson was stopped, but somehow got the
ball back and crossed inside to Forrest Schield, who
one-timed it past Rappe in goal to tie the score at 1-1.
.Mr. Bones retook the lead in the 43rd minute when
Titsworth found space up the right side and beat
Papazian to give Bones a 2-1 lead. Five minutes later,
Titsworth found Wash in front of the Observer goal
with a free kick that Wash finished for a 3-1 Mr. Bones
With time winding down, Observer pulled to
within one goal when Bones goalie accidently stepped
outside the goalie box for a hand ball, giving the Ob-
Anna Maria Island Community
Center Soccer League standings
as of Nov. 4
Team Won Lost Tie Points
Division I (ages 12-14)
Bones 5 0
Observer 5 4
ReMax 5 5
WCAC 4 6-
LaPensee 3 7
Division II (ages 10-11)
IRE 9 2 0
Harry's 5 3
Pine Store 3 6
Surf Shop 2 8
Division III (ages 8-9)
A&E 9 1
Danziger 3 6
Cannons 4 5
Norman 2 6
(3 points, for win,
1 point for tie)
Mr. Bones forward Ally Titsworth carries the ball
forward during Mr. Bones' 3-2 victory over
Longboat Observer in Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Soccer League Division I action. Is-
lander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
James Hall looks for a teammate to pass the ball to
during Division I soccer action at the Center.
Mr. Bones player Sean Edwards surveys the field as Jenna Duvall of Longboat Observer applies defensive pressure.
battle for the
action at the
server a free kick that Ware buried to produce the 3-2
Division I (ages 12-14)
Ben Valdivieso scored 10 goals to take over the
Center Division I scoring lead while also leading
ReMax back to the .500 mark on the season with a 10-
8 victory over West Coast Air Conditioning. Max.
Marnie scored four goals and Martine Miller added
three goals for WCAC in the loss. Broderick West
completed the scoring with one goal for West Coast,
Division I (ages 10-11 year olds)
Trevor Bystrom and Daniel Pimental each scored
a pair of goals to lead Harry's Continental Kitchens 4-
2 over West Coast Surf Shop on Nov. 4. Julian Botero
and Giorgio Gomez each notched one goal to lead the
Surf Shop in the loss.
Island Real Estate shut out Pine Avenue Store 6-0
on Nov. 2 behind three goals from Paulo Fonseca and
two goals from division scoring-leader Chandler
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Cory Wash launches a free kick for his Mr. Bones
team during Division I soccer action at the Center.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
Hardy. Joseph Garbus added one goal for Island Real
Estate in its ninth victory of the season.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Cannons Marina edged Mike Norman Realty 2-1
on Nov. 4 behind goals from Sam Azmi and Max
Moneuse. Ryan Gilman notched the lone goal for Mike
Norman Realty in' the loss.
Soccer awards announced
The Center announced that soccer league awards will
be handed out at in the Center gym Monday, Nov. 14. The
players ages 5-7 in the Instructional Division will be rec-
ognized beginning at 6:30 p.m., and remainder of the di-
visions will receive awards starting at 7:30 p.m.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
golf tourney pulls in $74,000
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar Charity Golf Tourna-
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and drew over 200 golfers to the 36-hole venue. Many
of the participants have been regulars at the tournament
since its inception in 2000, which has benefited youth
programs and scholarships for needy children at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
First-place winner was Southern Wine & Spirits team
of Herman Fernandez, Brad Reid, Mike Farone and Jerry
Smith. Second place went to the Bank of Commerce team
of Jim Burgess, Jerry Scott, Steve Sutter and Tom Wessel.
Third place went to Jim Driggers, Chad Gates, Dan Smith
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and Jason Fleming. Most-honest award went to the
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The putting contest ended in a tie between Tom
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Key Royale golf news
Gloria Doudera shot a 30 to capture the Flight AA
low-net women's golf competition on Nov. 1 at the
Key Royale Club. Tootie Wagner was a shot back with
a 31, followed by Cindy Miller's 32.
Flight A winner was Dorothy McKinna who shot
a 31 to finish one shot in front of Roswitha Fowler and
two shots ahead of Joyce Brown.
Flight B winner was Jane Wiengarten, who shot an
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Francis Smith-Williams' even-par 32 was two
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Division I (ages 12-14)
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4. Martine Miller
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Division II (ages 10-11)
1. Chandler Hardy
2. Paulo Fonseca
3. Alex Hall
4. Giorgio Gomez
5. Daniel Pimental
5. Trevor Bystrom
Division III (ages 8-9)
1. Joel Hart
2. Andrew Crowton
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4. Ryan Gilman
5. Max Moneuse
6. Connor Field
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Nov. 9 7:15 p.m.
Nov. 12 11 a:m.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Nov. 9 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 10a..m.
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Nov. 10 6 p.m.
Nov. 10 7 p.m:
Nov. 12 9 a..m.
Team vs. Team
WCAC vs. Bones
All-Stars White vs. Blue
Pine Store vs. Surf Shop
All-Stars White vs. Blue
Norman vs. Danziger
A&E vs. Cannons
All-Stars White vs. Blue
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Nov. 9 6 p.m. Walker vs. Kiwanis
.Nov. 9 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Sparks
Nov. 10 6 p.m. Stanley vs. Sparks
Nov. 10 7 p.m. Ralph's vs. Duncan
Nov. 12 9 a.m. Tropical T&E vs. Duncan
Postseason Games-(all games 20 minutes)
Nov. 12 9:30 a.m. Kiwanis vs. Sparks
Nov. 12 10a.m. Orthopaedic vs. Ralph's
Nov. 12 10:30 a.m. Stanley vs. LPAC
Nov. 12 11 a.m. Bistros vs. Walker
and Lucille Cooney, who both shot 36.
Gaye Ganos needed only 11 putts in nine holes to
capture the low-putt competition. She finished-one
ahead of Joyce Brown and three putts less then Sara
Falk, Nancy Grimme, Cindy Miller, Marlyn Thorton
and Jane Winegarten, who each used 14 putts to nego-
tiate nine holes of golf.
Nell Bergstrom and Eunice Warda each had chip-
ins, while Tootei Wagner won the birdie prize for her
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Where the heck are those big kings?
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Don't forget that the 12th Annual Old Salt King of
the Beach Kingfish Rodeo is Nov. 10-12 off Madeira
Beach in Pinellas County. Captain's meeting is at 6:30
p.m. Nov. 10 at the Madeira Beach Ball Field, 200 Rex
Place in "Mad Beach," featuring lots of music plus
food and drink.
Cost is $165 for Old Salt members, $185 for non-
Fishing starts at 6 a.m. Saturday, and weigh-in is
between 4-5 p.m. at the ball field that day. Grand prize
is $10,000, and there are a slew of raffles and door
prizes and other goodies.
Locally, fishers are awaiting the fall kingfish run,
which well may have already begun when you read
this, it's getting so close.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper remains
good in the Gulf of Mexico.
Backwater fishing for redfish and snook is also
excellent right now.
Remember that trout season is closed.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle advised
that everyone should get ready for the fall kingfish run,
which should start any day any minute, actually -
right about now. Other action Bill reported was some
big snook and redfish hitting off Longbar Point in Sa-
rasota Bay, with whitebait working best to get the big-
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishers are catching sheesphead, flounder, black drum,
snapper and a few linesiders.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said fishing last week was very good for
grouper and snapper, with gags going to 15 pounds,
mangroves to 5 pounds, and yellowtails to 3 pounds.
He's looking forward to the fall kingfish run to start
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been putting his charters onto snook,
redfish and trout, with his best action coming from ar-
tificial lures such as Mister Twister Exudes. He's also
starting to target just snook and redfish since trout sea-
son is closed.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are reeling in redfish, sheepshead, whiting, snap-
per and a few keeper-size snook.
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good catches of redfish near Perico Island, with the
lower tides producing the best results. There were some
keeper-size snook caught just off the marina in Anna
Maria Sound, and mackerel and some kingfish were
starting to show up offshore in the Gulf of Mexico re-
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's hearing that redfish are the best catch forhis fish-
ers, with lots of keepers being caught in Terra Ceia Bay
and the surrounding waters.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said his fishing for the past week was mostly
filled with snook to 30 inches, reds to 29 inches, black
drum, flounder, sheepshead and numerous jacks. "I'm
still looking for some pelagic action with Spanish
mackerel, kings and cobia," he said, "but so far it has
been spotty. Bait is still available on the flats of the
bulkhead and Key Royale, but it's getting late in the
bait season and it is moving around and found in dif-
ferent spots each day."
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook are
hitting well for him, with lots of keepers some
better than 30 inches in length. He's also finding that
redfish are making a good showing for his charters.
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, reports include redfish
from the oyster beds in Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel
Bay, with artificial working the best for the best ac-
tion. There are also some good reports of keeper-size
grouper and flounder coming from near the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge artificial reef systems.
On my boat Magic, we hooked and lost a 30-pound
cobia last week, but we're still catching redfish to 26
inches and a few small snook and some 18-inch flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Long.term eco damage forecast, thanks to Wilma
Miami-Dade County residents are only now begin-
ning to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Wilma's
passage Oct. 24. Electric power to more than 3 million
people was disrupted, and the juice is expected to be
back on for most folks by the week's end.
Environmental damage caused by Wilma could
take much, much longer to correct itself.
"Impacts stretch from Central Florida to the
Florida Keys, but the areas of most concern are Lake
Okeechobee and the stormwater treatment areas which
remove excess nutrients from surface water flowing
into the Everglades," according to the South Florida
Water Management District.
"Just like last year when Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne moved across South Florida, hurricane-force
winds stirred up sediments in Lake Okeechobee, turn-
ing its waters an unappealing shade of brown," district
officials said. "These sediments do not settle quickly,
and they contain nutrients that have accumulated for
decades due to stormwater runoff into the lake. When
flood control requires discharge of lake waters into the
St. Lucie River to the east and Caloosahatchee River to
the west, the estuaries of these waterways can be
harmed by the high-nutrient discharges."
Water district officials have found "floating veg-
etation pushed onto shore, submerged aquatic vegeta-
tion ripped loose and pushed.ashore, and emergent
vegetation bent over."
The stormwater treatment areas were also hard hit.
They're basically manmade wetlands that filter the
excess nutrients from agricultural areas before reach-
ing Florida Bay. Many plants there were uprooted by
Wilma's strong winds
It'll take at least three weeks to fully assess the
So what? you may ask.
Well, if similar damage occurred last fall in the
passage of the three hurricanes Charley, Frances and
Jeanne through the same area, and the nutrient-suck-
ing plants were damaged then, all that fertilizer and
pesticide flowed into Florida Bay and Southwest
Florida Gulf of Mexico waters.
Assume that the fertilizer started to "cook" out in
the Gulf for a few months.
Red tide started to show up off Southwest Florida
A pair of scientists from Harbor Branch Oceano-
graphic Institute tentatively pointed to excess nutrient
runoff as a possible "trigger" for red tide.
We've had a 10-month red tide outbreak off
Florida's coast which has only now started to abate.
Gee, do you think there may be a connection here?
It will be interesting to see what happens in the
next few months.
Speaking of interesting, Florida Sea Grant Agent
John Stevely provided a followup on a hit-and-run case
that killed our old friend Dr. Gus Antonini and his step-
son last year. Gus had been a tireless advocate for an-
chorages and mooring fields along Southwest Florida,
and had begun the task of helping Bradenton Beach de-
velop its burgeoning boater storage site just south of the
city pier when he and his stepson were struck and killed
by a drunk driver while bicycling near their Gainesville
Police were able to catch the guy that killed them.
The case came to trial not too long ago, and a judge
sentenced him to 15 years in prison. From what Stevely
told me, he was looking at a much stiffer sentence, but
Gus's widow Victorina testified on the guy's behalf.
"I assume she feels like nothing will bring Gus-
back and enough lives have been destroyed," Stevely
told me. "This is probably true, but I have a hard time
feeling comfortable that he will ever be back on the
My buddy Tom Cross is holding a "Tom Cross
Chronic Survival Tour" beginning Nov. 11, with pro-
ceeds of the sale of his artwork and books to go in part
to lung cancer research.
The tour starts with a Friday reception from 5-8
p.m. at the JABU Center, 1915 Ivanhoe St., Sarasota.
Tom had never smoked, yet was diagnosed with
Stage IV, inoperable lung cancer in January 2004 and
given less than a year to live. He started researching the
disease and found a round of drugs that seemed to work
for a "never-smoker" group, and he started treatment.
It was far from the traditional chemotherapy or
radiation that cancer victims undergo. There was acu-
puncture, Chinese herbs, exercise and a lot of support
from his friends. Seven months later a checkup re-
vealed no active cancer.
The good news didn't last long. Less than a year
later, the cancer was back, but there were some new
drugs on the market by then and Tom started another
round of therapy. It too worked, and as of September
his cancer had been reduced by 75 percent. As he puts
it, "all involved are happily befuddled."
I met Tom about 30 years ago when he was offer-
ing nature tours to bayfront and mangrove locales. He
taught me more in a morning than I'd ever learned
about estuarine ecosystems, and we've been friends
ever since, collaborating on eight books and countless
other projects where his artwork and my words have
combined. In fact, Tom did the "Sandscript" turtle
hatchling drawing in The Islander.
Hope to see you Friday, and if not, keep him in
The following is one of those Internet factoid lists.
The validity of these things is always suspect, but I did
check a few of the facts and found them accurate, so
maybe it's all true. It makes for interesting reading,
The year is 1905. One hundred years-ago. What a
difference a century makes. Here are some of the U.S.
statistics for 1905:
The average life expectancy in the United States
was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes in the United States
had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City
cost $11, adjusted to today's price levels.
There were only 8,000 cars in the United States,
and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum
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The Anna Maria
a celebrated Anna
Maria Island resi-
dent and author,
most often seen cy- ,,_
cling about town
and mornings at
Sandy Rich's cof-
fee shop, is well
known for his wit
and warmth. .
our 10-question Gene Ciliberti
quiz in 2003, and it
seemed most appropriate as a "welcome" to
our winter friends. The more they know, the
sooner they can take claim to being an "Is-
1. There are five traffic lights: Cortez
Road at Gulf Drive; East Bay and Gulf drives;
Manatee Avenue at East Bay Drive; Manatee
Avenue at Gulf Drive; and at Marina and Gulf
2. The pier is 736 feet long.
3. The mound at Coquina Baywalk/Leffis
Key in Bradenton Beach.
4. There are four fishing piers: Rod &
Reel, Anna Maria City Pier; Manatee Beach
pier; and Bradenton Beach City Pier.
5. Spring Lake is between 68th and 69th
Streets, west of Marina Drive.
6. Just one block long, Tuna Street is be-
tween Spruce and Cypress streets off North
Shore Drive in Anna Maria.
7. The Martinique condominium in
8. The large ficus is in the 400 block of
Spring Avenue in Anna Maria.
9. Monk parakeets.
10. Two at both ends of Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach.
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speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa and Tennessee were
each more heavily populated than California. With a
mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st
most-populous state in the Union.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel
The average wage in the United States was 22
cents per hour.
The average U.S. worker made between $200 and
$400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to
earn $2,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a vet-
erinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a
mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the United
States took place at home.
Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college
education. Instead, they attended so-called medical
schools, many of whichwere condemned in the press
and by the government as "substandard."
Sugar cost 4 cents a pound. Eggs were 14 cents a
dozen. Coffee was 15 cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair only once a
month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor Ameri-
cans from entering into their country for any reason.
.The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Okla-
homa, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska had not yet
been admitted to the Union.
The population of Las Vegas, Nev., was 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer and iced tea had
not been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 U.S. adults could not read or
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated
from high school.
Marijuana, heroin and morphine were all avail-
able over the counter at the local corner drug store.
Back .then, pharmacists said "heroin clears the com-
plexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the
stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guard-
ian of health."
Eighteen percent of households in the United
States had at least one full-time servant or domestic
There were about 230 reported murders in the en-
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Grouper on again,
courtesy of judge
The proposed two-month shutdown of rec-
reational grouper fishing in federal Gulf waters
has been reversed by a judge, though it remains
in effect for red grouper.
The National Marine Fisheries Service in
July said recreational fishers had caught more
than twice as much red grouper as allowed, so
that was shut off Nov. 1 for the rest of the year.
The plan was to allow a bag limit of three grou-
per, one of which may be red.
U.S. District Judge John E. Steele of Fort
Myers ruled virtually on the eve of the shut-
down that to include other grouper species than
reds was "arbitrary and capricious" and over-
ruled the MFS on that portion but let the red
grouper ban stand.
The rule therefore for sport fishermen is
that they can keep five grouper, but no reds.
The season for reds will remain closed until
Jan. 1 at least. This pertains to federal waters,
9 miles offshore and beyond.
Commercial red grouper fishing remains
closed, since commercial fishermen reached
their quota of 5.3 million pounds earlier this
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management
Council, an arbiter of fishery rules on which
Karen Bell of Cortez serves, will meet Nov. 14
to determine how to manage the red grouper
fishery next year.
tire United States.
Imagine what we'll see in the next 100 years.
In 1905, the five leading causes of death in the
United States were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza;
4. Heart disease; and
Notice what's not on that list no cancer and no
car crashes. Maybe we haven't evolved all that far in
100 years after all.
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Island home loans
Bobby Edington of First Equity
Financial/World Mortgage has the
perfect answer for foreign investors
looking to buy into the Anna Maria Is-
land real estate market.
Edington can offer non-residents a
home mortgage for just 30 percent down
payment, proof of stated income and a
passport. That means foreign investors
don't need a credit score, U.S. Social
Security number, tax returns, pay stubs
or IRS forms.
World Mortgage uses
commonsense flexible underwriting
guidelines to help the non-resident in-
vestor purchase his or her share of para-
Edington has processed a number of
loans for foreign investors on Longboat
Key, Anna Maria Island and in Braden-
ton, Sarasota and St. Petersburg.
For more information on securing a
home mortgage, call 744-6906.
Mike Harshbarger of Computer
Renaissance knew he was taking a big
chance last year when he turned his in-
dependent computer consulting business
into a full-fledged computer retail store
Renaissance men, and women
Mike Harshbarger and Sarah Keiser of Computer Renaissance at 405 14th St. W.
in Bradenton are ready to help small businesses and personal computer owners
solve all their computer problems. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
at 4405 14th St. W. in Bradenton.
In October, Computer Renaissance
celebrated its first anniversary and the
"computer" sdys the future looks bright.
Computer Renaissance is a full-ser-
vice computer store, providing diagno-
sis and service of computer problems,
custom-built computers, manufacturer's
refurbished computers, used computers
and new systems starting as low as
Mike also takes trade-ins of old
computers when it's time to upgrade.
With more than 20 years experience
in the computer industry, Mike said he's
filling a need in the Bradenton area for
a store to serve the small businesses and
home computer operators. "We provide
the service, savings and support oppor-
tunities that the larger stores can't pro-
vide," he said.
"In our store you'll find a full line of
laptop and desktop computers, not to
mention our qualified service techni-
cians. We remove viruses, spyware and
adware, turn up and diagnose systems,
all within three working days."
Mike also offers priority service for
a faster turnaround, if needed.
Computer Renaissance technicians
also make housecalls and provide IT
support, networking, wireless, mainte-
nance, upgrades and security.
The store carries all the brand
names of computer components, acces-
sories, cables and peripherals. The used
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parts area is a favorite location for com-
puter builders to construct a system at
Software specialist Sarah Keiser,
along with computer specialists John
and Anthony, are trained professionals
on business and home software.
To reach Computer Renaissance,
Sue Normand of Island Mail and
More in the Anna Maria Island Shop-
ping Centre at 3230 E. Bay Drive in
Holmes Beach is doing more and more
She's just announced that she's
joining with DHL Express and Neigh-
borhood Postal Centers, a national net-
work of independent shipping centers,
for a Thanksgiving food drive to collect
canned goods and non-perishable food
items to benefit America's Second Har-
vest, the largest hunger-relief organiza-
tion in the United States.
"This Thanksgiving food drive is
our chance to help ensure that everyone
across America can experience the gen-
erosity and spirit of sharing that charac-
terizes this holiday," said Normand.
"These efforts are particularly signifi-
cant when so many Americans are dis-
placed and in need as a result of the dev-
astation caused by Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita last month, and damage caused
by Wilma in south Florida.
"Fighting hunger is an everyday
battle in the United States," she added,
"and the holidays are a time to remem-
ber that millions of individuals and
families may not have a seat at a table to
enjoy a meal."
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The DHL Thanksgiving food drive
will "help us bring hope to many of our
neighbors in communities around the
country this holiday season. I am most
grateful for the support of DHL and
Neighborhood Postal Centers on this
important effort," she concluded.
Items that can be donated include
stuffing mix, canned vegetables and
gravy, peanut butter, tuna fish, beans
and other non-perishable products. Do-
nations can be dropped off at Island
Mail and More between 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. Monday through Friday and on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on the food
drive, call Sue at 778-1911.
Kamila Nowak has been appointed
the senior property manager for
Wedebrock Real Estate at 3224 E. Bay
Drive in Holmes Beach. The company
also has offices at the Beach Castle Re-
sort on Longboat Key and on Siesta
The company also announced that
the top listing agent for October at its
Holmes Beach office was Gail
Tuteweiler, while Susan Kasten and the
team of Bruce and Jenine Meyer won
the honors at the Longboat Key branch.
Tuteweiler was also named the top sell-
ing agent at the Holmes Beach office,
while Tina Rudek won the award on
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Mixon Fruit Farm returns
Island residents Janet and Dean Mixon were all smiles at the grand reopening of
the Mixon Fruit Farm Store at 2712 26th Ave. E. in Bradenton on Thursday, Nov.
3. The farm and business has been owned by the Mixon family since 1939.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Island Real Estate at 6101 Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach has named Alan
Galletto as its top listing agent for Octo-
ber, while Bob Fittro garnered the top
sales agent award.
The Snowbirds Vehicle Transpor-
station service is celebrating its 11th an-
niversary this week.
Andy Barney has been delivering
"snowbird" vehicles to and from Florida
destinations from the midwest for the
past 20 years, including 11 with Snow-
birds, and he's all geared up for this
Andy transports the vehicles using
an auto trailer. There are no miles added
to the client's vehicle or wear and tear
Welcome back to
Susan Young of "I've Been Framed"
at 5203 Cortez Road W. Unit 3 is
welcoming back winter visitors to her
store with the announcement that she's
just opened "The Needlepoint Joint"
at the same location. This new facility
provides hand painted needlepoint
canvasses, kids' kits, stretcher bars,
books, scissors, boxes, needles and
many fun items for all things needle-
point, she said.
on the car, while the owner travels to
Florida in a few hours in the luxury of a
jet aircraft or passenger train.
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Charming 2BR/2BA Key-West style home on large
lot. Quiet and private. New roof, new siding, new
kitchen. Large double garage. Bonus mother-in-law
suite. Lush tropical foliage. Fenced yard. Boat dock
privileges. Close to bay and beaches.
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Two 1BR. Steps from the beach, 60-foot dockage on Lake
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Clients' vehicles can be dropped off
directly at an airport or at their house for
While parent company Bay View
operates primarily in the Ohio and
Michian areas, it can take clients from
Bay View Car Company is licensed
For more information, call Andy at
2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 106, Sunset
Terrace, Bradenton Beach, a 1,180 sfla
/ 1,340 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 1982 was sold 10/20/05,
Linebarier to Waterhouse for $910,000;
610 Concord Lane, Holmes Beach,
a 1,610 sfla / 2,500 sfur 3bed/2bath/1 car
canalfront pool home built in 1967 on a
95x115 lot was sold 10/18/05, Borges to
Siegrist for $850,000; list $879,000.
720 Holly Road, Anna Maria, a
2,091 sfla / 3,450 sfur 5bed/3bath/2car
pool home built in 1995 on a 50x105 lot
was sold 10/18/05, Staebler to Povey for
$825,000; list $875,000.
110 Oak Ave., Unit 110, Anna Maria
Beach Cottages, Anna Maria, a 1,422
sfla / 1,449 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built
in 1972 was sold 10/20/05, Raleigh In-
vestments USA Inc. to Blue Moon Prop-
erties Boca Raton LLC for $769,000.
607 Concord Lane, Holmes Beach,
a 1,668 sfla / 2,664 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car
canalfront home built in 1965 on a
95x115 lot was sold 10/21/05, Sweeny to
Solaz for $765,000; list $795,000.
1421 Gulf Drive N., Unit 11, Ber-
muda Bay Club, Bradenton Beach, a
1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfur 3bed/2bath condo
built in 1999 was sold 10/20/05, Ingersoll
to Marshall for $705,000; list $724,900.
107 Mangrove Ave., Unit 107, Anna
Volunteers will be honored
Tuesday, Nov. 15, by the chamber
of commerce representing three bar-
rier islands, Longboat Key, Lido
Key and St. Armands Circle.
The event will be a chairman's
reception and "business after hours" at
5:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Classic Car
Museum, 5500 N. Tamiami Trail.
In addition to volunteers, it will
honor committee members and fi-
nancial supporters in 2005. Addi-
tional information ay be obtained by
Maria Beach Cottages, Anna Maria, a
806 sfla / 902 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1947 was sold 10/07/05, Raleigh
Investments USA Inc. to Chiles for
109 Mangrove Ave., Unit 109, Anna
Maria Beach Cottages, Anna Maria, a
870 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1947
was sold 10/07/05, Raleigh Investments
USA Inc. to Rucker for $639,450.
318 63rd St., Unit 7A, Island Walk,
Holmes Beach, a 1,875 sfla 3bed/.
2.5bath condo built in 2005 was sold 10/
17/05, OM Island Properties LLC to
Baccari for $627,003; list $595,000.
320 63rd St., Unit 7B, Island Walk,
Holmes Beach, a 1,875 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath condo built in 2005 was sold 10/
20/05, OM Island Properties LLC to Lee
for $595,000; list $595,000.
413 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes
Beach, a 1,412 sfla / 1,938 sfur 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on a
80x100 lot was sold 10/17/05, Price to
Fisher for $575,000.
208 Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria, a
vacant 53x100 lot was sold 10/17/05,
Ratcliff to Martin for $510,000; list
512 Spring Ave., Unit 10, Siam Gar-
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Featured Sale: This pool home at 720 Holly Road, Anna Maria, sold this month
for $825,000 and in August 2001 for $290,000, amounting to a $535,000 increase
over four years. The price per square foot is $395. Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson
den Resort, Anna Maria, a 444 sfla 1 bed/
bath condo built in 1940 was sold 10/
18/05, Siam Retreat Partners LLC to
Moss for $390,000; list $390,000.
107 Mangrove Ave., Unit 107A,
Anna Maria Beach Cottages, Anna
Maria, a 475 sfla 1 bed/1 bath condo built
in 1947 was sold 10/14/05, Raleigh In-
vestments USA Inc. to Ananicz for
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 4, Island Get-
away, Bradenton Beach, a 2bed/1bath
condo built in 1975 was sold 10/19/05,
Island Getaway Cond Developers LLC to
Berndt for $359,000; list $359,900.
109 Mangrove Ave., Unit 109A,
Anna Maria Beach Cottages, Anna
Maria, a 483 sfla 1 bed/1 bath condo built
in 1947 was sold 10/03/05, Raleigh In-
vestments USA Inc. to Brenneman for
512 Spring Ave., Unit 9, Siam Gar-
den Resort, Anna Maria, a 412 sfla 1 bed/
1bath condo built in 1940 was sold 10/
18/05, Siam Retreat Partners LLC to
Nugent for $350,000; list $350,000.
110 Oak Ave., Unit 110G, Anna
Maria Beach Cottages, Anna Maria, a
425 sfla 1bed/1bath condo built in 1947
was sold 10/04/05, Raleigh Investments
USA Inc. to Wright for $323,000.
110 Oak Ave., Unit 110B, Anna
Maria Beach Cottages, Anna Maria, a
425 sfla 1 bed/1 bath condo built in 1947
was sold 10/17/05, Raleigh Investments
USA Inc. to Burda for $299,000.
512 Spring Ave., Unit 2, Siam Gar-
den Resort, Anna Maria, a 340 sfla 1 bed/
bath condo built in 1940 was sold 10/
18/05, Siam Retreat Partners LLC to
Nugent for $240,000; list $249,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Holmes Beach, can
be reached at (941) 713-4755 direct, or
at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transac-
tions may also be viewed online at
www.islander.org. Copyright 2005.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
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VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ROD & REEL
Ai I Quiet north end location on North Bay Blvd.
SNestled between beautiful Bean Point and
Bayfront Park. Offered at $735,000. Call
Stephanie Bell, Broker. -(941) 920-5156.
GREAT LOCATION. GREAT BEACH ACCESS!
Annd Mlaria Village.Short stroll to the beach.
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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.
Now Booking 2005-2006 Winter Reservations.
Choice weekly and monthly available!
SINCE 1957 V
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250.
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HENRY LINK wicker dinette set, round glass-top
table, four cushion-seat chairs. Seafoam green.
Like new. $400. (941) 792-1209.
USED FURNITURE/Holmes Beach: Glass-top dining
table and six cloth chairs. Round 43-inch glass-top
table and four chairs. Three piece oak desk and chair,
antique hutch, two sets of night stands and floor
lamps, area rugs, etc. Call Mark, (941) 447-3726.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.
DOG CAGE, $40; tanning bed, new bulbs, $800.
Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tues-
day, Thursday, 9am-noon Saturday. Xmas decora-
tions and sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
TASMANIA BOUND! SALE! Great stuff. 8:30am
Saturday, Nov.12. 2911 Avenue E, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 9am-lpm Saturday, Nov. 12. Old
wood baby crib, wood trundle bed, 1950s kitchen
table, sewing machine, patio furniture, women's
clothes, lady's coaster-brake bike, fabric, crafts,
tools, linens, kitchen and.lots of miscellaneous. 517
67th St., Holmes Beach. Sale by Julie McClure.
MOVING SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 12-13. Town and Country Perico (Manatee
Avenue two miles west of 75th Street). Quality
items! Hardwood futon, artwork, home furnishings,
LPs, clothing and more.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
S -- (941) 778-6696 Office
(941) 778-4364 Fax
Kathy Caserta 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
Realtor, GRI, CRS (941) 778-6943 Home
Realtor, GRI, CRS om
(941) 704-2023 Cell
This elevated home features
3BR/3BA and is just steps to the
beach on the north end of Anna
Maria. Vaulted ceilings, tile floor
and open floor plan. Glass doors to
a large wooden deck. Turnkey fur-
nished and rented for upcoming
season. Just listed at $749,000.
REAL ESTATE a
9906 Gulf Drive
Ken Jackson, 778-6986
Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
Kate Eisler, 778-5115
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MOVING SALE: Holmes Beach. Near-new furni-
ture. Italian bedroom set; French Provincial table
and chairs; Lazyboy sofa bed with reclining chair.
Fridgedaire upright commercial freezer; front-load
washer/dryer, dishwasher, more. 69th Street at Gulf
Drive. (941) 932-4961.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS and Antiques, 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Weekly specials. All sterling
jewelry 50-70 percent off. All collectible coins 30
percent off, gifts, antiques, art, jewelry 30-90 per-
cent off See our collectible Skoes, Fenton plus
hand-painted, artist-signed. Open seven days,
9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.
LOST: MIXED-BREED, short haired, brown, 17-
year-old, deaf, female dog. 620 Key Royale Dr.
FOUND: GOLD, SAND dollar earring. Corner of
Foxworth and Key Royale Drive. Call (941)778-4567.
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through
adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit
AFFORDABLE "ALTERNATIVE" HEALTH care.
Many home remedies that really work. Stress re-
lief, flu relief, muscle aches, etc. The
Aromaporium Bradenton Outlet Mall. West Mana-
tee Avenue. (941)483-3935. Since 1998.
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 personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two
lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Is-
lander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper.
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FLAMINGO CAY- Single family 3BR/2BA canalfront home
with pool. Under complete renovation. Chance to pick floor
and wall coverings. MLS# 513084. Call Mike Carleton,
Realtor 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker 545-9591 eves.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Monica has recently joined Wedebrock Real
Estate Company. She is certified in both
relocation and Senior Representation. She is
excelled in handling the special needs of the
senior community and has moved families
across the country for such companies as -
IBM, Exxon-Mobile and major airlines.
Her main concern is to first understand the
clients' concerns, and then meet their needs.
The Wedebrock Real Estate Company
announces that Michael Giles has been
appointed as the property manager for the Beach
Castle Resort on Longboat Key. Michael
manages the 14 bayside units and the 7 gulf side
units that comprise the Beach Castle Resort,
which offers daily, weekly and monthly rentals.
Kamila has been appointed to the position of
Senior Property Manager for the Wedebrock
Real Estate Company. Kamila has been with
Wedebrock for the past 2 years and now will
oversee the daily operations of the
Wedebrock Property Management Division.
Wedebrock has been servicing the island
communities since 1949 and has offices on
Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, the Beach
Castle Resort and Siesta Key.
REAL ESHE COMWY
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers neeaea: 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.
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: Five-month-old kittens, or-
ange-and-white tiger, calico. Have been tested/
shots/spayed/microchipped, locally fostered. Only
$35 to good home. Julie, (941) 720-1411.
1985 MERCURY COUGAR COUPE. Runs great.
Must sell now. (Bought van.) $750 or best offer. Call
Dolores. (941) 778-6177.
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. Ex-
terior, interior. Structural, painting and gel-coat re-
pair. 25 years experience, all work guaranteed. Li-
censed and insured. USCG registered. Jim
Hathaway, (941 )713-5462.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
r' T Getaway!
;. 2R 1BA, ligrt.
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sunbathe, dine or shop nearby. Paradise is yours
now! Two-week minimum rentals. $425,000.
Call Laura McGeary
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc MLS
Cindy Ml Jones
"yy1 aGRI;,CRSiSle Associate
SReal Estate, Inc.
S310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
Countrywide Home Loans is close by and ready
to help you get the home of your dreams.
Local experts with the power to say "YES" to
your home loan.
SUp-front approval* at the time of application.
A As little as no-to-low down payment options
available to make qualifying easier.
SLoan amounts to $6 million.
1 Construction financing available.
Home Loan Consultant
401 Manatee Ave. W. Holmes Beach
EQUAL HOUSING LENDER 2003 COUNTRWIIDE HOME LOANS, INC. TRADE/SERVICE MARKS ARE THE
PROPERTY OF COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION AN3/OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES. AOD APPROPRIATE
STATF, LFGAL. UP-FRONT APPROVAL SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY PROPERTY REVIEW AND NO CHANGE IN
FII:INCIAL CONDITION, SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE :1 ALL STATES. PRICES AND GUIDELINES
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22-COBIA, 1999 200hp Yamaha. Less than 30
hours, like new. Port -a-potty in console. Large
bimini. $21,500. (941) 761-8902.
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)
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.
MYSTERY SHOPPERS REQUIRED in Holmes
Beach to audit businesses. Apply online at
www.secretshopnet.com or call (403) 261-5000,
PART-TIME: Four-six hours a day. Must be respon-
sible, dependable, able to bend, lift fifty pounds,
follow directions, multi-task, work independently,
interact with customers, clerical experience helpful.
Call (941) 778-1911.
FUN JOB! ASSISTANT manager position at Curves
on the island. Enthusiastic self-starter, Monday-Fri-
day, 7am until 1pm. Must be detail-oriented people
person, able to multi-task. Pay based on overall
experience, qualifications and attitude. Fax resume
to 779-2877. by Nov. 14.
TITLE COMPANY SEEKS an experienced closer/
processor for expansion into Anna Maria market.
Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to
Fax (813) 662-3750, or e-mail
$10 HOUR FULLTIME: Call Jim, Longboat Hard-
ware, (941) 383-1313.
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ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS *
* Super opportunity to own Island business! *
SOffered at: $199,500 & Inventory.
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FLORAL DESIGNER: Part-time, minimum three
years professional experience. Contact Island Flo-
rist, Birgit or Herbert, (941) 778- 4751.
ORGANIZED, COMPUTER literate and energetic
front-desk person needed for busy resort on Anna
Maria Island. Good communication skills and pleas-
ant personality required. Applicant must have work-
ing knowledge of Microsoft Office. Excellent ben-
efits. Fax resume to: ResortQuest Vacation Home
Network, (941) 778-6748.
BUSY BISTRO hiring full- or part-time hostess and
servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner.
Wednesday-Sunday. Dishwasher prep person
needed, will train. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
ALL KITCHEN POSITIONS: Sous chef, prep, dish-
washer will train right person. Apply to Chef
Damon, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.
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.
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NEW GULFFRONT LISTING
Spaci ous walerfrorn condo in beau
-'m "ilully maintained compl te withdNv6.
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L" .'-i your door for a stroll! Open flo'
plan ..i*th lots of sunlight and win-
do..,.i 2B.'2B. plus utility room
and undercc'er parking Og ulr.:.:.mrr
.plex. rei clos e t.:. re. aroians ond s'hoppiril' $890 000
Call Sue Carlson
An Island Place Real
4 I Pine Ave Anna Maria
Great with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941)
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, expe-
rienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-
aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.
SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen
will make and deliver sandbags to your Island resi-
dence. 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.
CNA NURSING CARE: Housecleaning,
cooking,doctor appointments. Local references.
$18/hour. (941) 778-4284 or (941) 705-1191.
LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable,
live-in care for your loved one. Excellent references.
Please, call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.
CAREGIVER: ABLE TO live in, can travel, very de-
pendable and honest. Good references. Non-
smoker/drinker. Experienced with Alzheimer pa-
tients. (941) 744-0800 or 812-8948.
CAREGIVER.AVAILABLE: 42 years experience,
area references. NO LIFTING. (941) 746- 9246.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. 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.
CHECK US OUT.AT www.islander.org !
Dedicated to service
Expertise in renovation
Island, waterfront and area
7! E7 The JEWEL of Gulf Coast Real Estate
SContact Amy for all of your
S REAL ESTATE needs!
1501 Gulf Drive NortihBd o e
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! $779,000.
CENTRAL LOCATION IN ANNA MARIA
Completely renovated throughout, beautiful tongue-and-groove cathedral ceil-
ings, great attention to detail, large garage with room for water toys! $765,500.
AbA. Team ^v
Heather Absten, P.A. 'PROFESSIONAL REALTORS. Jennifer Absten, P.A.
.ea. er;~it. yao.o PROFESSIONAL RESULTS. Jenn'ferAbsten@:nsn.com
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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This inviting, recently remodeled
2BR.'2BA Caribbean-siyle hideaway "
is lucked away on a lushly land-
scaped lot located within a short stroll
of the wonderful bay beach and 1.
friendly Rod & Reel Pier. The heated, kidney-shaped swimming pool offers
a restful retreat in a tropical oasis. Other wonderful features of this distinc-
tive home include Mexican tile floors, spacious split bedroom design, built-
in bookcases, warm tongue-in-groove ceilings. Hunter ceiling fans, brand
new eat-in kitchen with quality appliances and tile backsplash, and new
electrical service and plumbing. The tropical landscaping includes bamboo,
banana, frangipani, oleander, areca and coconut palms and a beautiful sea
hibiscus. Truly a happy and restful retreat! Priced at $875,000.
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GULFFRONT HOME & GUEST COTTAGE
3BR/2.5BA and 1BR/1BA guest house.
Secluded, on one of Anna Maria's finest
beaches. Nicely renovated, furnished, vaulted
ceiling. French doors, fireplace,security shut-
ters, garage. Private enclave for family or
BIMINI BAY BAYFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA. Custom kitchen, ceramic tile,
master bedroom/fireplace and jacuzzi. Brick
patio, heated pool, lush landscaping. Two
docks/davits, sprinkler system/well. Hurri-
cane film, two-car garage/reinforced door.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Close to Island
beaches. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/
fitness room. Carport. Short drive to shop-
ping and restaurants. $359,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR
2BR/2BA Canal home. New seawall. Dock,
boat lift. Direct access to Intracoastal waterway.
Vaulted ceiling, eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile,
community pool and tennis. $1,249,000.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT
3BR/3BA home with direct access to Tampa
Bay. Renovated kitchen, master suite opens
onto large, caged pool. Low maintenance
yard, fruit trees, dock, tile roof. $895,000.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT HOME
Gorgeous home with incomparable Gulf
views. Renovated. Large GULFFRONT lot.
Inground pool, decking, beautifully land-
scaped, fruit trees. Miles of walking beach:
GULFFRONT WATER'S EDGE
2BR/2A Gulffront condo. Turnkey furnished.
Updated. ceramic tile. Excellent mid-Island
location. Pool, secured lobby, under-building
ISLAND'S FINEST COMMUNITY
4BR/3BA waterfront home in North Point
Harbour. Lap pool, wvaterfall and hot tub.
New. seawall, dock, fruit trees, vaulted ceil-
ing, deck, French doors. Multi-car garage..
GULFFRONT HOLMES BEACH CONDO
1BR/1.5BA seaside beach house condo. Turn-
key furnished. Sautillo tile. Gorgeous view of
the Gulf Beautiful beach. Excellent rental.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA in Anna Maria city. Miles of beau-
tiful walking beach. Gulf side deck and
gazebo. Riparian rightc. Area of renewal and
new housing. View of Gulf, bay, Egmont
Key and Skyway bridge from upper deck.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA Central Holmes Beach turnkey
furnished condo. Views of Gulf Tennis,
heated pool, beautiful beach. Excellent rental
with liberal rental policy. Very nice complex.
WONDERFUL WESTBAY COVE
2BR/2BA condo. Light, bright corner unit.
Close to pool. Ceramic tile, shutters and glass
enclosed lanai. Near bank, doctors, shopping
and restaurants. $399,900.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
HMiS Siii Coast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 *, www.suncoastinc.com
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GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA
home with wonderful open-beam ceilings, new flooring, new dock,
no bridges to bay. Short walk to beach, botanical park and a great
restaurant. Build up for bay views! $789,000.
GREAT LOCATION! IMMACULATE HOME! 3BR/2.5BA home just
three blocks from the beach on a highly desirable-cul-de-sac.
Screened deck, eat-in kitchen, office nook, rec room, workshop,
huge garage and room for a great pool in a wonderful neighborhood.
Must see! 875,000.
GREAT VALUE! HOME WITH DEEDED BOAT SLIP Ground
'level 2BR/1BA home in a quiet neighborhood. Bright and airy
with an open floor plan. Short walk to the beach and just
steps from your boat. Great winter residence or investment/
renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.
BRADENTON LOT 53x118 lot on Riverview Boulevard. Views of
the river and convenient to everything. Owner has plans to build a
5,040 sf under roof boasting 3,243 sf under air home on the lot. Can
choose builder, price is for lot. $385,000.
INVESTOR ALERT! 13.7. ?8 dupli-:. I:,1 ln irr, tionruie a
recently renovated duplex. Don't miss this one! 6BR/4BA and plenty
of room for TWO pools! Call today for more details! $799,000.
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MOVE RIGHT IN Enjo.y Island li,,rq in ir,, Deii ulully'
remodeled home located in Anna Maria. Granite counter tops; wood
floors, brand new carpet. Move right in. $765,000.
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.
Simply the Best
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GULF SANDS CONDOMINIUM 'Two units
available! 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront units, heated
pool, open porches to enjoy sunsets and a great
location! Turnkey furnished. $869,000 each.
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EXCEPTIONAL,-BRAND NEW 3BR/3BA with
heated pool. Turnkey furnished, two-car garage, beau-
tiful interior, corner lot. $899,900.
GULF FRONT Directly on the beach with a broad
vista. This 3BR/2BA house is turnkey furnished and
aa great seasonal rental. $2,250,000.
BAYFRONT Large 2BR/2BA with mother-in-law
apartment. New dock and sailboat water. Zoned
duplex. Over 10,000 sf. $1,275,000.
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KEY ROYALE Faces bayou. Remodeled 3BR/2BA,
tile throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, new appli-
ances, new kitchen and bathrooms. Canal end. Very
large lot for expansion or pool. $849,000.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT At ri:rth enrd i.ith
spectacular views of Gulf, dunes and seaoats. Very
large 2BR/3BA, 2,400'sf.
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CUTE AS A BUTTON Remodeled 2BR/2BA.
Short walk to beach. Tile floors throughout, large
- living room and heated pool. $665,000.
CORTEZ VILLAGE Adorable cottage located in
historic fishing village. Hardwood floors. Large
garage/workshop. Rarely available ... don't delay!
Norman T -3101 7GULF DRIVE
Realty IHOLMES BEACH
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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, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
SANDY'S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional
cleaning and decorating island references avail-
able. For unbeatable service, call 798-9484.
CLEANING BY HELENE: Honest, reliable. Excel-
lent references. Reasonable rates. Free estimates,
call (941) 730-4477.
SOLAR TINTING AND security films. Commercial,
auto, residential, marine, aero. We do it all. Call Carma
today for a free phone estimate. (941) 730-0303.
SCOTT'S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service.
How.may I help you? 306-9767.
AUTO TRANSPORT:. Responsible man in his early
50s with great driving record available to drive your
car to Florida. (314)567-6478.
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.
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
(941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.
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Ne\i 3BR/2.5 BA home on large lot in quiet north-
\\est Bradenton neighborhood. Lots of upgrades.
$59,.000. Call Greg at 720-(i:93 for all the detail.-
Come.Home to Quality
DESIRABLE BEAN POINT!
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Rare 5BR/3.5BA, across from beach access
with spacious, open floor plan. Large kitchen
with breakfast bar. Master suite on main floor.
Tile floors, screened lanai and a large open
deck great for tanning! C...erizedC fou.r-car
Larry Albert Tropic
Broker- Realtor p'te
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
ACTION BOBCAT SERVICE: Grading, backfilling,
hauling, and more!
http:\\web.tampabay.rr.corm\abs123. (941) 746-2564.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-
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ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
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TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 2'0 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
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 fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
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SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-
ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941)
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, 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 esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
(941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,.
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
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.
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Beautifully appointed large 2BR on lake near pool. $347,0(
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single person just starting out or retiree. WOW! Drop dead gorgeous bay views. 3BR/2BA with two-car garage. Town-
Just 2.5 miles to the beach. Ceramic New tile and carpeting. Turnkey fur- home recently built. $749,000. Quentin
tile throughout. $138,000. Cindy Grazer nished, spotless, Mr. & Mrs. Clean live Talbert, 778-4800.
778-4800. here. $585,000. Cindy Gazar 778-4800
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key furnished unit with Gulf view. Only updated 2BR/2BA condo, ceramic tile laid remodeled island duplex. 3BR/2BA on both
steps to the beach! Impeccably main- on the diagonal, glassed-in lanai, lush sides. Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this
trained for your most discriminating buyer, manicured grounds and heated pool. Night breezy floorplan. Kitchens and baths newly
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All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. 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.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure 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 experi-
ence. (941) 538-3520 or 448-1956.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
TOM'S WINDOWS/Metro Home Supply Inc. Pro-
fessional-grade doors, windows, hurricane protec-
tion, siding, soffits. Sales, service, repair. Visa/
MasterCard. (941) 359-3799.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pres-
sure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master
carpenter. Call 518-3316.or 778-6898.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill
MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile. 30 years experi-
ence. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard'
setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/
weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking-sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus com-
munity, 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.
NEW ULTRA LUXURY Gulffront condo in Holmes
Beach: 3BR/2.5BA, everything top-of-the-line.
2,000 sf. $2,500-$2,800/week. Call Mike, (866) 869-
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo,
2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island,
Florida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1 BR/1 BA
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"* R.". Tif.W...
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton
Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balco-
nies with ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person
Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors and baths,
Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, designer fur-
nished, 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 Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (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/ten-
nis, 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) 779-
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1 BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA on
Intracoastal, boat dock, short walk to beach. Mod-
ern with large rooms. $1,000/month, first, last and
deposit. (727) 784-3679.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL: $1,200/month,'first, last and se-
curity. References and lease required. Pet OK.
Heated pool, washer/dryer, fenced, yard care. 201A
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0473.
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)
RUNAWAY BAY: Seasonal condo, 1BR/1BA, beau-
tifully decorated, ground floor washer and dryer.
Pool, tennis, golf clubs. October to January 15 and
April, 2006. (941) 778-9378.
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.
SEASONAL OR MONTHLY: 3BR/2BA condo on
Palma Sola Bay with seawall and dock. Furnished
with kitchen, linens and, all appliances. $2,750/
month. Call (863) 557-7809.
NOVEMBER SPECIAL: STEPS to beach. Holmes
Beach, large 1 BR/2BA. Tile, washer/dryer, kitchen,
courtyard. Only $350/week. Call (941) 778-1098.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
RENTAL, FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE. 2BR/2BA.
Boat dock and heated pool. Available right now for
November and December 2005. $600/week,
$1,500/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
ANNUAL CONDO MARTINIQUE NORTH, fifth
floor, 1BR/1.5BA. Gulffront. Condo approval re-
quired. No pets and no smoking. Annual Single
Family: Unique 3BR/2BA north-end home, 2,600
sq. ft. Just steps to the beach. Pool coming soon.
No smokers. Lawn and pool included. Annual
Single-Family: 2BR/1BA, steps to Tampa Bay.
Lawn included. No pets and no smokers. Call Mike
Carleton (941) 737-0915, or Smith Realtors (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA two blocks south of
Rod & Reel Pier! $900/month. Call An Island Realty.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA. Luxury duplex in
Holmes Beach..Steps to beach. $700/week.
$2,300/month. Available Nov. 1, 2005, until Jan. 2,
2006. (941) 778-7741.
ANNUAL CORTEZ 1BR, storage, carport, near
boat ramp. $635/month/ Phone (941)778-2710. af-
ter 10 am.
PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old
Florida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck,
fenced yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Week,
month, season. (941) 485-1874.
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: One block from beach! 2BR
apartment in Holmes Beach near shops and trolley
stop. $1,200/month. Utilities included. Please call
(917) 842-5892 to schedule an appointment. Ap-
pointments are available Saturdays only.
ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club. 3BR/2BA
villa, two-car garage, fresh paint, new carpet, srall
pet OK, heated pool/tennis/gated community.
$1,700/month. Suncoast real estate, (941) 779-
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA condo near Anna Maria.
Adult community. Faces heated pool, canal view,
fully furnished, washer/dryer, cable. Available Janu-
ary. Three-month minimum. (269) 271-7410.
GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1BA,
newly updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck.
Holmes Beach, close to shopping, restaurants, lush
gardens. $900week, $3,200/month. (941) 778-0905.
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: 1BR/1BA. Recently remodeled
on canal. Four-plex in Holmes Beach, less than a
block to beach. $750/month. Call Island Real Es-
tate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home in
Holmes beach, less than one block to beach.
$1,500/month, furnished. Call Island Real Estate,
ALMOST ON BEACH: 3BR/2BA house west of Gulf
Drive. Beautiful house available now! $3,900/
month. (941) 778-8660.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Available December, Janu-
ary, February, March and April. Cheerful, 1 BR/1 BA,
non-smoking apartment. North-end Anna Maria Is-
land. $1,700/month, plus tax. (941) 778-5445.
1BR/BA 700-sf apartment ,150 feet from bay. In-
cludes water, trash, cable. Available Nov. 15. $800
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 2BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
GULFFRONT CONDO for rent: Martinique South,
2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, walk to stores and restau-
rants. Magnificent views. Available April 2006. (941)
SEASONAL, VACATION, Gulf beach apartments.
Choice of one, two or three bedrooms. Fully
equipped. Enclosed porch, sun deck, patio. Tropi-
cal setting. Owner, (941) 778-3143.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Cottage with 2BR/2BA and
den in waterfront complex, 100 yards to Gulf beach.
Available Dec. 1. (941) 779-9074.
WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA water
view. January through March. (941) 778-2519.
ANNUAL: GULFSIDE! Remodeled 2BR/2BA, with
Florida room, washer/dryer, nice, $1,200/month.
1 BR/1BA two blocks from beach, $700/month. No
pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to
beach,clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578
or (941) 794-2912.
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.
WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/
2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets
OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.
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.
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, (941) 713-6743.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $850,000. (941) 779-1512.
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WATERFRONT: SPECTACULAR VIEW from Shell
Point condo, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Jean
Holmes Realty, (941) 778-2644 or 730-7017.
BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Span-
ish-style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully fur-
nished, rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private
setting on cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite.
New cabinets, windows, doors, A/C, ductwork,
stainless appliances. Paver drive/patios. (941) 778-
MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything.
Colony Cove. 1,600 square feet. Views of Manatee
River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55+, five pools. $65,500.
75 BY 100 FOOT LOT. Holmes Beach, three blocks
to Gulf. $400,000. (270) 304-4729.
RECENTLY REMODELED CANALFRONT 3BR/
2BA with pool and spa. New floors, granite, appli-
ances, electrical, plumbing. 525 67th St.,
$1,150,000. (941) 779-1058 or 1-800-757-7219.
2/2 CANALFRONT HOME: Bradenton Beach.
Beautiful views of Palma Sola Bay. Third house
from Intracoastal. Dock. Great opportunity at
$690,000 "as is" or $750,000 after renovation. Call
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, tiled, major up-
grades, overlooking Palm Sola Bay, five minutes to
beach. Quiet, gated entry. For sale by owner. (941)
SUNNY SHORES: minutes to beaches! 3BR/1BA,
one-car garage. Two miles to Coquina Beach. Fully
.furnished. Perfect winter retreat or seasonal rental,
$159,900. Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty, (941)
COSTA RICA: ARE you ready to retire or looking for
that dream property? Pacific Ocean and mountain
view lots available from 1.5 to 10 acres. Fully titled
and ready to build with power and water. Low taxes
and building costs, land values rising, fast. From
$35,000. Call today (941) 726-6702.
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Perico Bay Club. Features include two tiled
lanais, wood burning fireplace and fishing in
your backyard! You'll enjoy the pool, tennis
courts, bike aths, shuffle board and club
house in this gated community.
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lot, duplex, two great homes ranging in price from
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ON THE BEACH CONDO for sale: 2BR/2BA. Ex-
pansive gulf views every room, totally renovated.
'You'll never want to leave'. Turnkey furnished, prin-
cipals only, $985,000. (717) 392-4048.
CONDO FOR SALE directly on the beach. Spa-
cious 3 BR/2BA. large walk-in closets, 2 garages
plus storage room. $1,100,000. (717) 392-4048.
2BR/BA COVE at Sandy Pointe Condo. Beautiful
view. 3601 E. Bay Drive, #205. $375.000. Call (941)
PALMA SOLA BAY furnished townhouse. 2BR/
2BA, new kitchen and upgradedthroughout. Boat
slip at your front door, heated pool. Exceptional
value at $379,000. Longboat Key. COZY HOME: 3/
2/2. A-1. condition. Steps to Sarasota Bay.
$739,900. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.
WELCOME BACK NON-resident/foreign nationals:
Buy your own island dream home with 30 percent
down, no social security number needed. No credit
required. Bobby, (941) 744-6909. Also, Re-finance,
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car
garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000.
Excalibur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.
CONDO FOR SALE by owner. 1BR/1BA, upstairs,
furnished. Bay and Gulf water views from balcony and
deck. Heated pool. $365,500. (941) 778-9331.
WOW! DROP-DEAD gorgeous full bay views. New
tile and carpeting. Turnkey furnished. Spotless!
Westbay Point and Moorings. $585,000. Call Cindy
Grazar (941) 504-6176, or Dick Maher (941) 448-
0758. A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.
2919 AVENUE C: 2BR/2BA, garage, elevated, ex-
tra large lot, two blocks to beach. Lots of new stuff!
Asking $525,000. (941) 792-8898.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 pm Saturday, Nov. 12. 607 N.
Bay Blvd. 2BR/2BA with bay views. Fran Maxon
Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.
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KEY ROYALE/NORTH Point Harbor: Two homes,
next door, in Island's finest community. 4BF/3BA,
five-car garage, elevated home, beautiful views of
Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall
and dock. $1,249,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage, ranch home, new seawall, dock and 20,000-
pound lift. $1,249,000. Buy both for $2,450,000!
Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941)
1.2 ACRES ON the Intracoastal in Port St. Joe, Fla.
2BR house. Three miles and you're in the Gulf by boat!
$3,500,000. Best deal in Florida! (850) 827-2574.
GULFFRONT CONDO: Extraordinary views, up-
dated 2BR/2BA split with private elevator. Great
rental history. A must see. Open house 1-4pm Sun-
day, Nov. 13. Gulfbreeze,.2106 N. Gulf Drive, #D,
Bradenton Beach. Lynn Zachos, Keller Williams,
agent/owner. (941) 374-1527.
LARGE KEY ROYALE canalfront home with dock,
davits and boat lift. 4BR/3BA. Turnkey furnished,
pool, hot tub, new air conditioning. $1,100,000. Call
Dave Jones, (941) 778-4800, A Paradise Realty.
WATERFRONT: Sixth house from the bay. New
dock and dredged, deep-water canal. $899,000.
504 58th St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5183. (941)
ENTIRE DUPLEX: $697,700! Near beach. Both
2BR/1 BA. Can rent weekly. Ground level. Gulf Drive
at 71stStreet, #205, A and B. Janet, (941) 538-
0233, (941) 780-7283. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DOWNTOWN SARASOTA CONDO: Central Park
One, large 2BR/2BA, covered parking, pool, bal-
cony, porch overlooking creek and bayou. Classy.
$389,000. (941) 807-5449.
FULL WATERFRONT VIEW from. this 2BR/2BA
condo in newly developing Riverwalk
area,downtown Bradenton. Pool, clubhouse, Corian
counters, more. $389,000. (941) 807-5449.
WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA Beau-
tiful canalfront furnished condo. $469,000. Coldwell
SELL it fast with an ld in The Islander.
TRADEWINDS! Rarely available Bradenton Beach 1BR/ 1BA
condo with great opportunity for continuous rentals by the
day, week, or month! Cute as a button, Key-West style, bay
and beach community can be an owner's oasis while produc-
ing income at the same time awesome pool area offered at
$379,900 Call Rebecca at 941 737-7955
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STEPS TO THE BEACHI Cozy. Holmes Beach, two unit condo
complex holds the: key to your island wishes! These Spa-
cious, 3/2 units are fully furnished-and ha ve been beauti-
fully remodeled in bright and inviting island-style that is
easy to love! Other features include lovely tile-flooring,
French doors, and large open: porches-for-relaxing! Each.
unit offered at $599.900 call Rebecca at-941 737-7955.
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ELLIJAY, GA. MOUNTAIN views. Two acres, 3BR/
3BA, hot tub. In-law suite, hardwoods, Berber, handi-
capped accessible. Security system. (706) 636-1116.
NEW LOG CABIN-NC Mountains. New shell on
secluded mountain site. $89,900. Hardwood forest.
Great fall colors. Paved road. Near parks & lakes.
Acreage and financing available. (828) 247-0081.
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.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONDOS and land oppor-
tunities. Immediate six-figure equity units available.
(Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Nevada)
Financing options, www.allpointe.com. Free. No
obligation financial analysis.
ASHEVILLE NC AREA: Mountain acreage Spec-
tacular gated riverfront mountain community bor-
dering Pisgah National Forest. 1-8 acre building
sites from the $50s. Community lodge/recreation
center & river walk. Call (866) 292-5762.
NC MOUNTAIN 2.87 acres on mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $19,500. Wwner (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.
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.
EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN Property for sale One
hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Great for enjoy-
ment or investment. 19.5 acres-$6,142 down, $510/
monthly. Information: Call Glenn (850) 545-4928.
GEORGIA PROPERTIES FOR SALE Welcome.
Visit Peach State. Farm parcels range From 3 To
1000 acres. All deeply discounted. 1031. Tax
Exchangendtimber.com or Call (866) 300-7653.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape the heat
in the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western
nc. homes, cabins, acreage and investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call
for free brochure (800) 841-5868.
ASHEVILLE NC, MOUNTAINS Grand opening! Large
mountain properties, spectacular long-range views of
surrounding Pisgah National Forest, minutes to down-
town Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Only 65
carefully sculpted homesites offered in 175+ acre
gated community with clubhouse, outside hearth, and
nature trail. Pre-construction pricing, Huge savings,
Excellent financing! This extraordinary opportunity
won't last long! Call now: (888) 670-5263.
COASTAL LIVING at it's best- Brunswick County, N.C..
Homes and homesites. Call now! (800) 682-9951. Coastal
Carolina Lifestyle Inc. www.coastalcarolinalifestyle.info.
SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF Homesite $69,900.
Breathtaking views. Upscale golf community set
amid Dye-designed 18-hole course in Carolina
mountains. Near Asheville, N.C. A sanctioned Golf
Digest Schools teaching facility! Excellent financing.
Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext 993.
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY Lakefront land New
community on the TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2 hours
to Nashville. Spectacular views of Lake Barkley. 1
to 6 acres from the $40s. No time requirement to
build. Call (866) 339-4966.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN ACREAGE New
lakeside community close to Chattanooga and
Knoxville. Community lake access, boat ramp and
amenities. Limited number private boat slips. 1/2+
acres from $30k. Call (866)292-5769.
GEORGIA HOT LOTS Starting at $7,500+. Hot
Springs Village, Arkansas. No Credit Check. Owner
financed, 20 percent down. Georgia coast and Miami
waterfont pre-construction. Realtor (877) 468-5687.
NEW MEXICO -16 acres $24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power,
great access. 100 percent financing Call (914)
MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS. Mountain lots
$4,995 each. Water, electric, paved streets. Ready
to build on. Large fresh water lake w/access. Call
864 647 0817 or 864-247-1539.
INVESTORS: GREAT MONEY MAKER
SCCurrently renting for $2,900-$3,900/week
O" Income will exceed your expectations.
One year old 5BR/5BA. Enjoy the
convenience of an indoor elevator and
outside spiral staircase. Beautifully
furnished and tiled throughout. Four-car
-. *-.. garage, lush heated pool overlooking the ISLAND DUPLEX: Steps to beach. Reduced to $699,000.
bay private dock and great fishing, before remodeling continues. Investors and builders bring your
Two canalfront condos side by side. One 2BR/1.5BA and one 1 BR/ Reduced $2,190,000. Virtual tour: imagination. Gulf views possible. 2BR/1BA on large corner lot.
1BA. Two deeded boat docks on sailboat water. Both for only www.llrealtour.com/mls031305/realtor. Anne H bI er, Realtor (941) 713-9835
$725,000, or $350,000 and $375,000 separately. SURFSIDE REALTY
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ISLAND TOWNHOMES Rare offering of four
townhomes with full unobstructed views of the
Gulf of Mexico. Unit offers 2BR/2BA, open
floor plans, large master suite and balcony
and comes turnkey furnished. Dave Moynihan.
778-2246. #511527. $3,200,000
VILLAS AT HOLMES BEACH. Exclusive, town-
'homes being constructed on the Intracoaslal.
3.100+ SF, two-bar garage and large bonus room.
, Marble and wood Iloors, gourmet kitchen and much
more. Marketed in conjunction with RJ Realty. Karen.
Day, 778-2246. #509339.$2.500,000.
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PALMA SOLA SOUND-Distinctive 3BR/2BA
home, open floor plan, family room rwith fire-
place. Large healed pool, from office and only
steps to bay. Toni Lupino. 761-3100 4513970.
ESSENCE OF TROPICAL BLISS Elegantly
casual 3BR/2BA Island home only a few
sleps to the beach. French doers open onto
a large secluded tropical yard with pool/spa.
Tiki cabana room with wet bar. Betty Arnold.
761-3100. #512612. $999,999
FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Prime end furnished WIDE OPEN VIEWS-CONDO 2BR/2BA Spec-
unit offering spacious floor plan with eat-in lacular view of docks & bay. Sit on your deck or
kitchen, breakfast bar, walk-in closets, fireplace in your living room & watch the action. Dolphins
and two balconies. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246. playing & water sports. Relaxl Joan.Oliszewski.
#507333. $675,000 920-0741.#513174. $569,000
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE Enjoy MOUNT VERNON LAKEMOUSt Ibi/dZBA
spectacular Anna Maria Island in Ihis Holmes light and bright end unit on second floor.
Beach 3BR'2BA condo built n 2005. Anderson Turnkey furnished. Glass enclosed lanai over-
w.ndrow. wood ilooring and storage. Laurie Del- looking lake. New carpel tile, kitchen appli-
latre, 778-2246. # 51513. $735.000. ances, washer/dryer. Active 55- community.
Lisa Anthony. 727-2800. #511245. $279,000.