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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Five suspicious fires :
set in Bradenton -
By Paul Roat
Five intentionally set fires were discovered in the
early hours of the Thanksgiving holiday, including one
at the Bradenton Beach Post Office and one at the
Cortez Post Office.
No one was injured in any of the blazes, which
were relatively minor, but fire officials have said there
are commonalities in all of the fires. An investigation
"All of the fires were intentionally set," said West
Manatee Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop, "and there were
similarities in all five.
Firefighters responded to the first fire shortly after
midnight Thanksgiving Day at the rear loading dock of
the Bradenton Beach Post Office on First Street. Bins
filled with undeliverable third-class mail flyers, bro-
chures and other oft-called "junk" mail had been set
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The fire caused
smoke damage to the
exterior docking area of
the post office and
melted several of the
plastic bins postal em-
ployees use to transport
"There was no first-
class mail involved,"
Postmaster Charlie Sh-
annon said. "It was a bit
scary, but I'm glad no
one was here. The post
office has an evacuation plan and everyone has had fire
emergency training, but you just don't know how
people will react when something drastic comes up."
As West Manatee Fire & Rescue firefighters were
wrapping up the post office fire, another call came in
to the north. A boat on a trailer in the 100 block of
Ninth St. N. had burst into flames.
Firefighters from Station No. 2 were able to put out
the fire, which destroyed the vessel, and were still on
scene when Bradenton Beach Police sped up, inform-
ing firefighters that there was another fire next to a
house in the 2200 block of Avenue C.
That fire was quickly extinguished as well.
In the morning light, firefighters were called back
to the city when yet another blaze next to a building,
this time in the 100 block of Highland Avenue, was
discovered. Lathrop said that fire burned itself out and
S caused only minor damage.
The next day, a cleaning woman at the Cortez Post
Office on Cortez Road reported evidence of a fire on
the outside of the building. Again, no significant dam-
age was evident.
"They were small fires," Battalion Chief Rich
Losek said, "not huge. But it's the first time in my 16
years here that we've had this sort of thing."
Fire Marshal Lathrop agreed as to the size of the
fires, but not necessarily the severity. "Any time you
have four structure fires and a boat fire it's just lucky
they were caught early."
He said that the investigation was continuing
among the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District,
Bradenton Beach Police, postal investigators and the
state fire marshal's office.
A smoky mess
Bradenton Beach Postmaster Charlie Shannon surveys the damage an early morning fire caused to the
loading dock at the post office Thanksgiving day. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
'Period of adjustment' for Island
The Nov. 21 issue of the Anna Maria Island Prop-
erty Sales Report has indicated that while the Island
real estate market may be in a period of market, the
future is still bright.
Condominium prices might be leveling off, but
single-family home values are still rising, the report
The AMIPSR reported that the average price of an
Island condominium sale for October 2005 was
$548,422, down slightly from the $559,950 average for
the same month last year. However, noted the report,
only two condos were sold in October 2004, while 18
units closed during October 2005.
On the single-family-residence side of the ledger,
however, the eight such units that sold in October 2005
averaged $735,375, a 7-percent increase from the
$684,000 average in October 2004. The average list
price of a single-family home on the Island was $1.147
million with an average of 1,928 square feet of living
The inventory of properties for.sale continues to
rise, the AMIPSR noted, as there were 364 active list-
ings last month compared with only 200 listings last
year at this time. That's not a major concern when com-
pared with the entire county, as listings have tripled
countywide since last year, the report said.
"There is no question the market is entering into a
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Jim Dunne makes a
donation as Chuck
Allee of the Anna
Kiwanis Club rings
the bell for the
Salvation Army at
the Publix Super
Market in Holmes
Beach. The Island
for the "job" every
Memorial set, page 20.
'It's the first
time in my 16
years here that
we've had this
sort of thing.'
2 E NOV. 30, 2005 E THE ISLANDER
Canalfront residents in Holmes Beach who need
dredging or material removed from their canal, but
whose canal is not already in the city-funded canal
dredging project, can have the Millmac Corporation of
Coral Springs do the job for a price.
The company sent a letter to residents of Key
Royale and some other canalfront property owners in
tlie city informing them of current work sites where the
city is already paying for dredging.
If the property owner's home is "contiguous to this
project," said Millmac, the city has agreed to allow
Millmac to remove material at a specific home site
"should the homeowner request this work, pay for it,
and hold the city and contractor harmless."
The price for removal of material is $36 per cubic
yard, the same price as the company is charging the city
in its current contract.
Unfortunately, the deadline for requesting dredg-
ing was Nov. 15.
Anyone interested in a late application can call
Paul DeMariano of Millmac at 729-0784.
Real estate adjustment under way
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
period of adjustment," the report said. "It would be ir-
responsible to think we will continue to experience the
staggering appreciation figures of the last three years."
But Anna Maria's real estate economy is.well-pro-
tected and demand is high, the AMIPSR observed.
"Anna Maria Island is a paradise where a vast
number of people want to come.and enjoy the unique-
ness, tranquility and high quality of life. Investing
wisely will never be a bad idea because there is just so
much beach and a finite amount of land that will always
be desirable in the long term," concluded the report.
Lots of swearing going on
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, left, Ward 3 Commissioner Janie Robertson and Ward 1 Commis-
sioner John Shaughnessy were sworn into two-year terms by City Clerk Nora Idso Nov. 22. The three join
Ward 2 Commissioner Lisa Maria Phillips and Ward 4 Commissioner Bill Shearon on the board. All the
members of the city commission currently hold their seats without having faced opposition in an election
campaign. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
$50,000 challenge under way in earnest
Thanksgiving behind and Christmas looming, the
Lesters' $50,000 challenge gets going full bore now.
Chuck and Joey Lester are challenging Islanders to
donate generously enough to cost them $50,000. That's
the optimum amount they will match in donations to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center endowment.
For years now, the Lesters, of Holmes Beach and
Wisconsin, have matched donations given to the foun-
dation from opening of the drive in The Islander until
the end of the year.
Last year donors surpassed the $50,000 mark,
meaning the Center foundation got $100,000, and the
Lesters, The Islander and Center staff are certain this
year's record will equal that.
Donations may be mailed to the Center at PRO. Box
253, Anna Maria FL 34216, or arranged by talking %\ ith
the staff of the Center at 778-1908 or The Islander at
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Two days of Winterfest coming up
By Jim Hanson
More than 100 artists and artisans from many parts
of the country will exhibit and sell their wares during
the 18th annual Winterfest Festival of Fine Arts and
Fine Crafts on Anna Maria Island Dec. 10 and 11.
The Anna Maria Island Art League's annual event
will be at the Holmes Beach City Hall park, 5801 Ma-
rina Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Admis-
sion is free, and so is parking.
In addition to quality arts and crafts, there will be
exhibitions and entertainment and enough food to stuff
the largest crowd. Continuous live music is promised,
and a highlight will be the raffle of artworks donated
by exhibitors in the festival.
Community organizations will have exhibition
booths, including historical and environmental groups,
as will artists and crafters.
The raffle of artworks "gives everyone a chance to
collect great art for a small donation," said an Art
League spokesperson. Tickets are six for $5 and may
be purchased at the Winterfest. Proceeds go to the
league's scholarship fund, which provides classes to
children and adults at its gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
This is one of the two major supporting fundraisers
for the league, the other being Springfest in March.
Along with art scholarships, festivals underwrite opera-
tion of the art center, exhibits and a variety of programs
for the community.
Additional details may be obtained from the
league's offices, 778-2099.
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Potential visitors to
Anna Maria may
now notice that the
Anna Maria City
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.the intersection of
Gulf Drive and Pine
behind the trees,
spaces, theater and
horseshoe pits at
that location. The
sign was recently
posted after a
number of visitors
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A surfer identified as Christopher J.
Hattingh, 48, of Sarasota, was taken to Blake
Medical Center last Thursday in critical condi-
tion after nearly drowning while surfing off Co-
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office report, another surfer found the uncon-
scious man drifting in the water and pulled him
to shore where paramedics were called.
Though still critical, Hattingh, a local musi-
cian, is breathing on his own.
Anna Maria City
Dec. 6, 6 p.m., special planning and zoning board
Dec. 7, 6:45 p.m., environmental education and en-
hancement committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Nov. 30,4:30 p.m., W.A.V.E.S. meeting.
Nov. 30, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
Dec. 1,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Dec. 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification meeting.
Dec. 7, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
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Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are offering up to
$50,000 in matching funds for contributions made by Dec. 31, 2005,
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Fund.
And your contribution is tax deductible.
The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to moyithan 3,400 Island residents last year.
Anna Maria FL 342 ii:t iedowment Fund.
This advertisement is sponsored as a community service and partnership with the Lesters by The Islander.
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mail your matching-fund contribution to
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
4 M NOV. 30, 2005 U THE ISLANDER
'Absolutely' worst hurricane season on record
By Paul Roat
Absolutes are always fraught with journalistic ter-
ror, but the 2005 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season war-
rants such phrases.
It was not a pretty year, although Anna Maria Is-
land was spared again from the wrath of the most-
named tropical storms ever to make an appearance in
our part of the world in one six-month season.
This season has so far seen 25 tropical storms,
making it the most active season on record. It has also
seen 13 hurricanes the most hurricanes to form in a
single season. Of these, seven have been major hurri-
canes, one short of the 1950 season's record for major
And it's the first time ever that all the "names"
have been used up in either the Atlantic or Pacific for
hurricanes, four-fold we've had to deal with Alpha,
Beta, Gamma and Delta, some remnants of which are
probably still swirling toward Spain as you read this.
It was a helluva year.
The information for this article comes in a large
part from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. For
more information, go to www.wikipedia.org and search
for hurricanes 2005.
Some more records
Although Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were the
most destructive storms to hit the United States in
2005, Hurricane Wilma set a record of its own as the
most intense hurricane ever charted in the Atlantic ba-
On Oct. 18, Wilma's central pressure was mea-
sured at 882 millibars, the lowest ever posted.
Katrina was the third most intense hurricane on
record to make landfall in the United States in terms of
pressure, following the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
and Hurricane Camille in 1969.
Oh, and Katrina, Rita and Wilma were the three
most intense storms ever in a single Atlantic hurricane
season. And that trio recorded the first time that three
Category 5 storms were recorded in a single season -
And then there were Hurricanes Dennis and Emily,
both in July, which constituted the two strongest storms
on record in July.
Remember Hurricane Vince? Probably not, be-
cause we were otherwise occupied, but Vince made
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The storm tracks of the 2005 hurricane season pretty much tell the tale of the last few months in the Atlantic
The storm tracks of the 2005 hurricane season pretty much tell the tale of the lastfew months in the Atlantic.
records as the storm that formed the farthest north and
east of any tropical storm in the Atlantic, and the first
storm to make landfall in Spain and mainland Europe.
By the numbers
Just so there's some perspective if there can
ever be a perspective after the last two years of back-
to-back hurricane hell in the Atlantic the season
average is about 10 named storms, with six of them
being hurricanes and two of them being classed as se-
This year saw 25 named storms, 13 of them be-
coming hurricanes and seven of them being severe. By
storm, or hurricane, 2005 included:
Tropical Storm Arlene
On June 8, a depression formed off Hondurus and, the
next day, was upgraded to Tropical Storm Arlene. It
headed north, spreading tropical-storm force winds and
heavy rains to the Cayman Islands and Cuba. It entered the
Gulf of Mexico on the morning of June 10, and the storm
strengthened to just under hurricane strength.
Arlene made landfall just west of Pensacola on the
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afternoon of June 11. Arlene was the most intense
landfalling June storm since Hurricane Allison hit the
eastern Panhandle in 1995.
The only death attributed to Arlene was a woman
caught in riptide at Miami Beach.
Tropical Storm Bret
An area of disturbed weather in the Bay of
Campeche developed into Tropical Storm Bret June 28,
the first time that two tropical storms developed in June
in nine years.
The storm made landfall in Mexico June 29 as a
weak tropical storm. It continued inland, producing
heavy rain over Veracruz, and dissipating June 29.
Hundreds of homes were damaged, and several
towns severely flooded. The only reported fatalities
were the two occupants of a car that was swept away
Tropical Storm Cindy
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Caribbean Sea. After fluctuations, it be-
came Tropical Storm Cindy July 5 and
headed north in the Gulf of Mexico,
eventually making landfall near Grand
The storm caused heavy rainfall and
tornados in Georgia, Louisiana, Missis-
sippi, Alabama and even Maryland.
Three deaths were attributed to
Cindy two in Georgia and another in
The season's fourth tropical depres-
sion formed in the southeastern Carib-
bean July 4, became Tropical Storm
Dennis the next day and a hurricane July
6 as it moved west-northwest toward the
southern coast of Hispaniola. Just south
of Cuba, Dennis reached its peak as the
strongest recorded Atlantic storm to
form before August. On July 8, Dennis
passed over Cuba close to Havana. It
regained status as a Category 4 storm in
the Gulf of Mexico, and made landfall
as a Category 3 storm southeast of
Pensacola July 9-10.
Dennis claimed at least 70 lives.
Total damages are estimated at $5-$9
Formed in the Lesser Antilles July
11, the storm quickly became Hurricane
Emily and struck Grenada July 11 as a
Category 1 storm. Passing over the is-
land, it eventually reached Category 4
strength July 15. It passed south of Ja-
maica and the Cayman Islands, making
landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula July
18. Emily made its second landfall in
rural northeast Mexico near Boca
Madre, Tamaulipas, as a Category 3
Emily caused at least 14 deaths.
Tropical Storm Franklin
Tropical Storm Franklin formed
south of the Bahamas July 21 and
headed north, then northeast over the
Atlantic, becoming disorganized by July
24 under the effects of shear and drier
air. It moved erratically, sometimes
wobbling in place, inching closer to
Bermuda while barely remaining a
tropical storm, eventually paralleling the
East Coast of the United States and
strengthening to near hurricane strength
before fizzling out in the North Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Gert
A tropical depression organized
July 23 in the Bay of Campeche and
became upgraded to Tropical Storm
Gert early the next day. It made landfall
on the coast of Mexico south of
Tampico late on July 24. It moved in-
land over central Mexico before dissi-
pating on July 25 in roughly the same
area as Hurricane Emily just four days
earlier and caused major evacuations.
Tropical Storm Harvey
A lingering tropical wave due
southwest of Bermuda eventually turned
into a depression Aug. 2, and Tropical
Storm Harvey the next day. It passed
south of Bermuda Aug. 4, soaking the
island but causing little damage and
In a classic hurricane pattern, what
would eventually become Hurricane
Irene formed west of the Cape Verde
Islands Aug. 4. Irene cycled between
apparent re-intensification and signifi-
cant weakening, becoming disorganized
in the early morning of Aug. 10, but
strengthening to a Category 1 hurricane
on Aug. 14. The storm veered north and
dissipated off the coast of Newfound-
land, never posing a threat to land.
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Tropical Storm Jose
Tropical Storm Jose formed in the
Gulf of Mexico and achieved a maxi-
mum wind strength of 50 mph before it
made landfall in Mexico on Aug. 23. It
then rapidly weakened and soon dissi-
pated as it moved inland. While drench-
ing Mexico's Gulf coast, Jose forced
some 25,000 residents from their homes
in Veracruz. Eight deaths were attrib-
uted to Jose's heavy rains in Oaxaca.
There are arguments made that what
would become the costliest hurricane on
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Historical author visits old haunts
Author Don Moore, former editor of the former Islander newspaper, visited
former colleague Carolyne Norwood at the Belle Haven General Store in Anna
Maria City. Moore is the author of "War Tales," stories of veterans, a book that
is for sale at the store.
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Some different holiday gift thoughts
Although it's too early for a "year-end-review" for
2005 in the way of news articles, it's not too early to
foreshadow what's coming up Dec. 31:
We've been lucky. Very lucky, when lots of our
friends along the Gulf of Mexico coastline have had
their luck run way, way out.
Anna Maria Island was spared yet again from any
significant ravages of tropical depressions, storms or
hurricanes this year. Maybe it's some form ofju-ju that
we do here, but after the Florida hurricane nightmares
of 2004 and 2005, we on the Island have yet again sur-
passed whatever cliche you may wish to use to say that
we're really lucky.
This week's hurricane 2005 wrap-up in no way
begins to describe the horrors that our Florida and Gulf
Coast neighbors have dealt with in the past few months
after the absolute, total devastation of homes, busi-
nesses, families, lives....
So The Islander's decision to cancel the annual
fireworks display for the holiday season should perhaps
be put in perspective in light of those sorrows. We do,
though, hope that boaters will help spread the holiday
cheer by participating in the boat parade Dec. 10.
Sure, escalating costs to put on the huge fireworks
extravaganza were part of the consideration by ourselves
and sponsors to halt that portion of the event. It's money
that could be put to better use. And hurricane season and
red tide weren't so good to our summer tourist season.
We choose to help those in need here and in the
Gulf Coast and to contribute to lasting memorials for
some friends who are no longer with us.
It's the right thing to do.
And in the holiday spirit, here's another thought or
two: For go the gifts of brash ties and silly scarves for
your loved ones this holiday season and present them
with a certificate announcing your contribution to a
worthwhile cause in their name. Check the Wish Book
in last week's Islander for a slew of local organizations
in need of everything from paper to power tools, and
volunteers to cash.
And if you've got kids or folks who love to get
presents under a tree on that special morning ... yeah,
we love that, too why not view this as a challenge:
Buy what you buy locally.
Wouldn't you rather buy from your neighbors than
some faceless conglomerate?
To quote an old axiom, "Locals rule."
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Perturbed by experience
My husband and I have been visiting Anna Maria
Island each November for the last seven years. We
consider it paradise, we come for a week's holiday to
chill out and re-charge our batteries. Over the years we
have marveled at how peaceful and unspoilt the Island
is. We have watched tourist development with interest
and prayed it wouldn't go too far. However, this year
we have noticed a difference, certainly the condo
blocks are appearing at an alarming rate but also we
were astonished at how peoples attitudes have changed.
We regularly use the trolley bus and one evening
while we were traveling on it a group of teenagers got on
the bus. One of them sat in front of us and was using his
mobile phone and all you could hear was foul language.
When he finished his call I asked him whether he thought
his language was appropriate and whether his parents
would approve. He at least had the decency to look
ashamed before admitting his parents would be very an-
gry but he didn't care. He asked where we came from and
proceeded to say he hated English tourists. I suspect he
was playing to the audience of his friends but in all of the
time we have visited Anna Maria we have never seen any
young people behaving this way and hopefully he is the
exception rather than the rule.
I don't enjoy listening to young boys using the "F"
word in every sentence and to be honest we were quite
shocked at the verbal abuse this boy gave us. I suspect
some of your readers may say it is my own fault for
At the restaurant later that evening we related this
tale to our server, who admitted the boys' behavior was
appalling but thought probably most people disliked
tourists but saw them as a necessary evil for income.
Earlier in our holiday we were eating in another Island
restaurant and overheard the server telling friends how
local people can no longer afford to live on or around the
Island due to the explosion in house prices. At the tourist
information center, a delightful elderly lady was telling us
how people on the Island liked things the way they were
and were not too keen on all of this development. I have
to say I quite agree with her.
We have noticed a definite change in a year. Anna
Maria Island is still paradise for us, but if I, in my role
as a tourist, am causing local people to feel aggrieved
and angry, then perhaps your policy for developing
tourism is failing. There always comes a point when an
area has to say enough is enough. Perhaps it is time to
build condos with a price tag local people can afford
and perhaps allow locals to benefit from the obvious
booming tourist influx. When we returned to the United
Kingdom we were told that Anna Maria Island is to be
featured on the TV as 'unspoilt Florida.' Let me warn
that wee boy on the bus if he hates English tourists
now, watch out because after that program is aired,
trust me you will not know what has hit you.
We have come home from this holiday having had
the usual wonderful time but we are saddened that
things have changed and I have to say a little perturbed
at our experience.
Helen Baylliss, United Kingdom
I think I can speak for a number of Don Maloney's
friends to tip my hat to the Islander for carrying the
picture of Don's "sayonara" after eight or more years
as a Holmes Beach City Commissioner. (Not least ap-
preciated was the gift of the ham in tribute to his sense
of humor and quick wit.) This in no way takes away
from the generosity of spirit of the re-elected commis-
sioners and the mayor in publicly wishing him well. It
is my understanding that this support was seconded by
Holmes Beach employees who joined the sendoff.
Given longevity in office, the seriousness and depth
of concern with issues of municipal government, and his
frequent attendance at conferences dealing with these is-
sues, it is fair to say that he has become Holmes Beach's
best-known ambassador in the state. Those of us who are
residents of the city like to believe that the top vote gainer
will inherit the qualities of his predecessor.
Don Knode, Holmes Beach
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Seafood Shack problems
It's beginning to sound a lot like a civil war -
north vs. south the only problem is the residents of
Cortez (north and south) don't see it that way only
Our local government, the commissioners who are
in charge of making decisions on our behalf, have made
a decision to research using upward of $12 million on
a project they feel is for the "good of all residents of
And the media, instead of questioning the commis-
sioners on why they feel it is appropriate to spend mil-
lions of taxpayers money, create a traffic nightmare,
and endanger residents, can only focus on the "divide"
between the north and south side of Cortez Road.
What the newspapers should really be asking is
why the county wants to "partner" with FISH, why if
the mission statement on the FISH Web site indicates
their grants and desire is to build a maritime museum
within the "historic district" of Cortez, are supporting
a museum not part of the historic district. In addition,
why would a boat ramp have any part in this plan ex-
cept to add a little "pork" to the already "fishy" barrel?
If you live in Cortez, or if you access Anna Maria
Island via Cortez Road, you already know that traffic
at certain times of the year is far from the "old Florida"
that the commissioners are seeking to preserve. An-
other boat ramp (there are already two at Coquina
Beach) would bring more and probably larger boats
and vehicles into this already congested area.
There are only two access venues to the Seafood
Shack, 127th Street at the foot of the Cortez Bridge
which would involve transiting a narrow old humpback
bridge, and 119th Street, which would entail bringing
large vehicles and boat trailers on a winding, narrow
road with center islands, through an established resi-
As is evidenced at the Kingfish Boat Ramp at the
Anna Maria Island Bridge, the weekends find trucks and
trailers parked everywhere, including along the shoulders
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of the road. A Seafood Shack ramp would be even more
perilous since it would ultimately be the ramp of choice
for boaters previously using Coquina, and on busy week-
ends when the Seafood Shack ramp gets filled up first,
there would be a double traffic issue with boat trailers
coming into 127th Street and then turning around to leave,
making the sharp right turn onto the Cortez Bridge.
The newspaper has made an assumption that this is a
battle among Cortez residents. It is not. It is a battle against
traffic, the inappropriate use of tax money, and about
safety, and that is what the press should be focusing on.
Lynn Henneman, Cortez
Another side heard
I believe it is now time to hear from the south side
of Cortez Road. As a resident of the Cortez Trailer
Park, the article in the Nov. 16 Islander deeply con-
cerns me. It seems to me that the Concerned Citizens
of Cortez Coalition had rather Manatee County pur-
chase Cortez Trailer Park and displace approximately
80 families than to have the county purchase a property
on the north side of Cortez Road that would only dis-
place three or four businesses, and it is a question
whether they want to remain in business since that
property has been for sale for two years.
Some of these people that would be displaced are
fulltime residents of Cortez and many others are resi-
dents of Florida and Manatee County that live six to
nine months in Cortez. Some of the families have been
here for 20, 30 and 40 years, not to mention just about
all are senior citizens.
How many of the CCCC are concerned citizens?
How many support the local organization FISH? How
many of them volunteer for the local fundraiser, the
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival?
But I assume the people on the north side would rather
have very expensive condos there than have affordable
housing on the south side. This trailer park existed long
before the condos on the north side. We love our neigh-
borhood and being a part of the Cortez community.
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The source of a persistent oil spill leaking into
the Holmes Beach boat basin was identified by the
U.S. Coast Guard as a faulty tank at the BP Gas Sta-
tion at the Gulf and Marina Drive intersection.
Proponents and opponents of a 65-foot-high
fixed-span bridge proposed by the Florida Department
of Transportation to replace the Anna Maria Island
Bridge on Manatee Avenue readied for a series of pub-
lic meetings on the issue that will begin Dec. 4 in Sa-
The Holmes Beach City Commission voted to opt
out of the Florida State Retirement plan for city em-
ployees and join the non-profit Florida League of Cit-
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record had its genesis in a tropical depression that
formed east of the Lesser Antilles Aug. 13, then some-
what dissipated. Nonetheless, an area of disturbed
weather developed Aug. 23 over the Bahamas and
evolved into a tropical storm and eventually Hurricane
Katrina Aug. 25, making landfall later that day in South
Florida and emerging into, the Gulf of Mexico. Katrina
rapidly intensified to Category 5 status on the morning
of Aug. 28, weakening to Category 4 status as it turned
north to hit southeastern Louisiana. Hours later, it
crossed Breton Sound and made its third and final land-
f '" as a Category 3 hurricane near Pearlington, Miss.
The Mississippi and Alabama coastlines suffered
catastrophic damage from the storm's 30-foot storm
surge. New Orleans escaped the worst damage from the
storm, but levees along the Intercoastal Canal and 17th
Street Canal ultimately were breached by storm surge,
flooding about 80 percent of the city. To date, 1,325
people have been confirmed dead across five U.S.
states. Damage estimates from Katrina are expected to
reach more than $100 billion.
Tropical Storm Lee
What would become Tropical Storm Lee formed
east of the Lesser Antilles Aug. 28. It fluctuated in
strength, at only one time reaching tropical storm-force
winds, and eventually dissipated Sept. 1, never posing
a threat to land.
Tropical Depression 14 formed well east of the
Leeward Islands on Sept. 1, at one point reaching Cat-
egory 3 strength before it dropped to tropical storm-
force, never threatening land as it moved north in the
Atlantic, although the remnants of the storm triggered
a landslide in Norway that killed one person.
Tropical Storm Nate formed south of Bermuda
Sept. 5, becoming a hurricane two days later. It passed
south of the island, causing little damage, and dissi-
pated in the central Atlantic. The storm did delay de-
livery of supplies from Canada to victims of Katrina in
the North Gulf, though.
Formed in the northern Bahamas, Hurricane
Ophelia gained its name Sept. 8. It stalled off the coast
of north Florida for two days, then moved slowly to-
ward North Carolina. It never made landfall, but caused
extensive damage to the Outer Banks and Cape Fear as
it moved toward Nova Scotia and eventually dissi-
Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29 before making land-
fall in Louisiana shows an incredible eye system.
Beginning life as a tropical wave, Hurricane
Philippe became a hurricane Sept. 18. It eventually
dissipated Sept. 23 south of Bermuda.
What would become the season's 18th tropical
depression formed over the Turks and Caicos Islands
Sept. 18, becoming a hurricane two days later. It
reached Category 2 status as it moved south of the
Florida Keys into the Gulf, and became a Category 5
storm. Rita made landfall near the Texas/Louisiana
border on Sept. 24.
Major flooding was reported in Port Arthur and
Beaumont, Texas. Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes in
Louisiana were devastated. Offshore oil platforms
throughout Rita's path also suffered significant dam-
Six people were confirmed dead from Rita's direct
effects, and total insured damage from the storm is es-
timated at $8 billion. Over 100 indirect deaths have
Tropical Storm Stan formed Oct. 2 in the Gulf of
Mexico, and made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula,
weakening to a tropical depression, but upon reemerg-
ing into the Bay of Campeche strengthened into a hur-
ricane. Stan made landfall Oct. 4 on the east coast of
Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane.
Stan was associated with a large area of loosely
organized but very heavy rain activity over Mexico and
Central America. Torrential rainfall caused cata-
strophic flooding and mudslides, which were respon-
sible for at least 1,153 deaths in six countries; 1,036 of
these casualties occurred in Guatemala alone.
Tropical Storm Tammy
Tropical Storm Tammy formed off Florida's east
coast Oct. 5 and made landfall near Jacksonville late
that same evening. Tammy then moved rapidly inland
across southern Georgia and Alabama before dissipat-
ing into a remnant low that drifted south into the Gulf
Tropical Storm Vince was named Oct. 9 in the east
Atlantic east-southeast of the Azores, and was up-
graded to a hurricane later that day. It briefly reached
hurricane status and is thought to be the only storm to
have developed so far north and east in the Atlantic. It
made landfall in Spain and caused minor damage.
The tropical depression that would eventually be-
come Hurricane Wilma developed southwest of Ja-
maica on Oct. 15, became a hurricane Oct. 18 and
reached a record-setting pressure of 882 millibars by
Oct. 19 as a Category 5 storm.
Wilma weakened slightly to a Category 4 before
hitting the Yucatan coast. It drifted over the peninsula,
bringing heavy rain and wind to an area hit by Hurri-
cane Emily only three months before. The storm then
moved quickly across southern Florida on Oct. 24 as a
Category 3 storm before racing northeastward and be-
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This storm developed in the eastern Caribbean Sea
Oct. 22, moving northwestward as a tropical storm and
making landfall in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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son in the Atlantic and was the first such storm to force
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Wednesday, Nov. 30
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Flu shots at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Thursday, Dec. 1
7a.m. Men's Bible Study at the patio area of Cafe on
the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
1 to 2:30 p.m. Watercolor demonstration by Barbara
Hines at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for "Ann Casale:
A Life's Work of Passion" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information:
8 p.m. Opening night of "Social Security" at the Island
Players, 1000 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-
5755. Fee applies.
Friday, Dec. 2
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Holiday ceramics show and sale at
Manatee Community College, art building No. 10, room 124,
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5000.
10 a.m. to 6p.m. American Craft Council Show at the
Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005
15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: (800) 836-3470. Fee ap-
5:30 p.m. The City of Holmes Beach presents the
classic movie "White Christmas" outdoors at city hall and
refreshments in the Butterfly Garden, Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
6 to 9p.m. Holiday night on St. Armands Circle, Sa-
rasota. Information: 388-1554.
Saturday, Dec. 3
7:30 a.m. Nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve,
4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Hobby and Craft Fair at
Gulfshore mobile home park, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-2763. Thirty-five percent of
proceeds benefit local charities.
9p.m. Holiday open house on Bridge Street, Braden-
10 a.m. to 6p.m. American Craft Council Show at the
Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005
15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: (800) 836-3470. Fee ap-
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Digital photography workshop with
Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
Sunday, Dec. 4
10 a.m. to 5p.m. American Craft Council Show at the
Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005
15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 800-836-3470. Fee ap-
2 to 5p.m. Jam session at the American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee ap-
5:30 p.m. Sarasota POPS Orchestra 'Winter Skies"
performance at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 746-4131, ext. 14. Fee applies.
Monday, Dec. 5
10:15-Gulf Coast Writers meeting with panel discus-
sion on self publishing at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.
6 p.m. Artists .Guild of Anna Maria holiday pot luck
featuring the Swinging Cats of Rhythm led by Jimi Gee, at
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
what would become Hurricane Beta eventually reached
Category 3 status as it made landfall on the coast of
Nicaragua. There were reports of extensive damage to
homes and a loss of communications.
Tropical Storm Gamma
Late on Nov. 13, after nearly two weeks of inactiv-
ity, a tropical depression formed west of the Lesser
Antilles. Heavy rainfall caused mudslides, killing 32
people. Wind shear prevented further development of
the system and it dissipated south of Jamaica.
Parts of the storm reformed, though, and Tropical
Storm Gamma was named Nov. 18. The storm made
landfall in Honduras, killing 32 people there.
Tropical Storm Delta
Tropical Storm Delta formed with tropical-storm-
force winds on Nov. 23, when a strong non-tropical
low near the Azores slowly drifted southward and at-
tained tropical characteristics while entering increas-
ingly warmer waters. The storm was never a threat to
land as it moved toward the northern Atlantic.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria
City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents
"Christmas Selections" and a potluck lunch at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-6083.
5:30 p.m. Teen program featuring local author Nino
Fabiano at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Christmas tea at Crosley Mansion, One Seagate Drive,
Bradenton, through Dec. 6. Information: 920-7123. Fee ap-
"Social Security" at the Island Players, 10000 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, through Dec. 11. Information: 778-5755.
Rubber stamp and scrapbooking class at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, through Dec. 12. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
"Ann Casale: A Life's Work of Passion" exhibit at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-2099.
"The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American land-
scape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201
.10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-
4131. Fee applies.
Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 9.
Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel
Performing Arts Hall Dec. 9.
Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library Dec. 9-10.
Privateer holiday parade and children's Santa visit and
party Dec. 10.
*"A Night Before Christmas" at G.T. Bray Park Dec. 10.
Islander lighted boat parade Dec. 10.
Chanukah and Christmas concert featuring the Rowlett
Elementary Choral groups at Neel Performing Arts Center
Winterfest Art and Craft Festival at Holmes Beach City
Hall Dec. 10-11.
The New Dawn Singers at Neel Performing Arts Cen-
ter Dec. 11.
Choral Advent Cantata at First United Methodist
Chruch, Bradenton Dec. 11.
"Dickens at the Crosley" at Powel Crosley Mansion
Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids at the Sandbar res-
taurant Dec. 13.
Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting at Roser
Memorial Community Church Dec. 14.
Save the Date:
"Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Dec. 15.
Lester-Islander Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Dec. 17.
City of Anna Maria Holiday Festival Dec. 17.
Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community
Church Dec. 17.
"Messiah and More" Anna Maria Island Community
Chorus and Orchestra concert Dec. 18.
Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza Jan. 21.
Heritage Month plans being
formulated by commission
With a new organizational setup, the Manatee
County Historical Commission is getting an early
start on plans for Manatee County Heritage Month
The commission has adopted the Manatee
Heritage Association, commission president Jay
Duke pointed out, and the association can draw on
the commission for continued support and also ex-
pand its efforts, including working to build Heritage
That is the time set aside for all people inthe
county who are interested in history to make spe-
cial note of the county's colorful past, and to pre-
serve as much of it as possible.
The historical groups in the county, including
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, have open
houses, programs and other special observances
during the month. In overall charge is "Chips"
Shore, county clerk of the district court.
Within the historical commission, the
association's new objective, said Duke, is to "pro-
vide a networking venue for sharing our passion for
history, thus our motto 'Working Together to Pre-
serve Our Past.'"
The association can now seek out and commu-
nicate with "other like-minded folks to share con-
cerns, call for volunteers, and to be a voice for the
historic community in general.
"For example, right now the historic Boy Scout
Camp Flying Eagle is in jeopardy. Who will fight
to save it? Who will provide an organization for
concerned citizens to deal with this issue? The as-
sociation is the answer."
Additional information may be obtained from
him at 746-3928.
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Artist of the Month
Cecy Richardson of Cortez will be Artist of the
Month for December at Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Her multicolored etch-
ings and monoprints will be on display throughout
the month. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. Details are available at
'Holiday Night on St. Armands'
is coming up on Dec. 2
St. Armands Circle is giving a holiday party for
itself and inviting the whole area to join in from 6 to 9
p.m. Dec. 2, calling it "Holiday Night on St. Armands."
As a backdrop to its entertainment program will be
more than 40,000 lights, 800 Christmas balls on its 51-
foot-tall Rocky Mountain pine tree, powered by 3 1/2
miles of electrical wiring.
This will be the circle's open house on the first
Friday in December. Decorations were specifically
designed for St. Armands to turn the circle into a
lighted "white wonderland."
The tree and the rest of the decorations will be lit
up at 6:15 following Santa's arrival at 6, and the West
Coast Children's Gospel Choir will sing at 6:30. From
then on there will be continuous live music until 9 p.m.
All the stores around the circle will stay open
throughout the evening. Strolling musicians will bring
music to the holiday. There will be additional parking
on Lido Beach.
Additional details are available at 388-1554.
Historical gifts on market
at Belle Haven store
The historic Belle Haven store in Anna Maria is
offering unique gifts of every kind, especially the his-
toric, on its shelves at 402 Pine Ave., said Carolyne
She is longtime director of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society and was instrumental in obtaining
the old store building and restoring it for practical use
at the Island Historical Museum grounds.
Historical Christmas cards are for sale, and old-
time toys, Jack Elka's aerial views of the Island, col-
lectible models of the old Roser church and city jail,
replicas of the Egmont Key lighthouse, and books such
as Andrew Little's "Time Exposures," the Island his-
tory "Early Days," "Tampa Triangle," and "War Tales"
by former Islander editor Don Moore.
The store and museum aie open from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Details are available at 778-0492.
Historical society holiday party
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society invites
its members and friends to a holiday party Dec. 5 at
Anna Maria City Hall.
Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature holi-
day music performed by Jimi Gee. Refreshments will
also be served.
Island author to sign her
Lidia Sabatini of Holmes Beach has another cook-
book on the market, like her first featuring Italian cui-
sine, and she will sign copies Saturday on the Island.
Titled "Back in Mom's Kitchen," it will be the
centerpiece at the signing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3
in the Island Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive,
Her first book, "Mom's Kitchen," was written in
memory of a niece who died at 45 from breast cancer,
and proceeds were donated to the Forbes Hospice in
"Back in Mom's Kitchen" is filled with favorite
Italian recipes from her mother and mother-in-law, she
said, whence came her love of cooking. She also ben-
efited from ethnic friends and neighbors, who shared
recipes for the book. Proceeds from this one will go to
the American Heart Association and Operation Hope.
One of six children, she grew up in a small coal
mining town outside Pittsburgh.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Night long before Christmas
at Bray Park
"A Night Before Christmas," the annual family
holiday festival at Bradenton's G.T. Bray Park, will be
from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
A wide range of activities will be awaiting young-
sters, in addition to Santa's helicopter arrival, assisted
by Batman. There is plenty of parking at Bray, 5504
33rd Ave., W., Bradenton.
Live entertainment will be by the Scott Blum Band
and With No Strings Attached. Activities will include
carriage rides, cookie crafts, face painting, photos with
Santa, bounce house, inflatable slide, obstacle course
and hay rides.
Additional information is available at 742-5974.
Digital photography workshop
Saturday at Center
A workshop in digital photography will be offered
from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Instructor Andy Little said the course will be as
simple as photography can be, "very basic." Those at-
tending should bring their camera manuals, he said.
Cost is $10. To register and receive further details, call
Reception Dec. 1 for Casale
The artist's reception opening the exhibit of Ann
Casale's works will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, Dec. 1, at the Anna Maria Island Art League's
gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Title of the month-long exhibit is "Ann Casale, A
Life's Work of Passion." Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. weekdays. Details are available at 778-2099.
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By Rick Catlin
As predicted when the Siam Garden Resort in
Anna Maria converted its units to condominiums, more
and more of the smaller "mom-and-pop" rental accom-
modation units on Anna Maria Island are converting to
condominiums to avoid the bite of the tax man.
The latest victim to the condo conversion craze is
the 11-unit Anna Maria Island Beach Resort at 105
39th St. in Holmes Beach.
Attorneys for the property recently informed
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore that owners of
the "apartment complex" propose to create "a residen-
tial condominium" by converting existing units to con-
Two months ago, owners for the Anna Maria Is-
land Cottages in Anna Maria City announced the units
would be sold as condominiums to private investors.
The conversion of properties to condominiums was
predicted last year by Don Schroder, head of Citizens
Against Runaway Taxation, a private organization try-
ing to change property appraisal laws that allow hotel
and motel accommodations to be appraised at a higher
value of condominiums, the "highest and best use"
The problem, said Schroder, is that under Florida
law, property appraisers can appraise the motels as
condominiums because that gives those properties a
higher value and higher taxation rate than if they
were appraised as accommodation units. As condo-
minium values have skyrocketed on the Island the past
three years, so have the values of the rental units.
Small motel owners can't afford to pay a tax bill
that doubles and triples every year, Schroder said.
"Ultimately, they realize they can't stay in business
with that tax bill. They can't double their room rate to
pay for the doubled tax bill."
Kent Davis of Siam Garden saw the handwriting
on the wall earlier this year and converted his property
to private ownership, although the use of the units as
accommodation rentals remains the same.
Without a change in the property appraisal laws,
conversion of existing mom-and-pop units on the Is-
land to condominiums will only "escalate," he pre-
Schroder and CART recently went before the
Manatee County Commission and received the "go-
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But the problem is deep rooted.
When Florida voters approved a constitutional
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for Kids is coming
The 12th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas
for Kids party sponsor expects 100 youngsters at
the big event Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Sandbar
restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Cash donations that will purchase shoes,
clothing and toys for every child attending are
needed, said Ed Chiles, Island restaurateur and
son of the late Lawton Chiles, Florida governor
Also provided will be a food basket with
complete turkey dinner for each family, he said.
Attending will be children from the Head
Start program, and this year will expand to in-
clude Healthy Families Manatee, "which Dad
helped to establish in 1998," Chiles said.
The main event will be a luncheon at the
Sandbar from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., a party with
characters in costume, games and Santa Claus
arriving by fire truck courtesy of West Manatee
Fire & Rescue District.
Chiles made it clear that anyone should "feel
free to come by and share in the true meaning of the
season, giving to those who are a little less fortu-
Donation checks should be made out to the
Sandbar with a notation that it is for the Kids'
Christmas Party. Further information may be
obtained from Patti McKee at 778-8709.
Gulfshore holiday hobby,
craft fair on Longboat
The annual Holiday Hobby. and Craft Fair at
Gulfshore of Longboat Key mobile home park, 3710
Gulf of Mexico Drive, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3.
Handcrafted jewelry, needle crafts, paintings, boat
models, shell craft and crocheted items are among the
In conjunction with the fair will be pancake and
sausage breakfast, a bake sale and a "50-50" drawing.
More than one-third of all proceeds will be donated to
charities, said Louise M. Baker of Gulfshore. Details
may be obtained by calling 383-2763.
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Fireworks canceled, boat parade heats up
The fireworks show that has followed the annual
Islander lighted boat parade for several years has fallen
victim to increased costs and permitting procedures.
But, according to David Sork of the sponsoring
Anna Maria City Pier and Bonner Joy of The Islander
newspaper, also a sponsor, the increase in cost "forced
us to look at how the funds could better serve our com-
munity than 'going up in smoke.'"
Both sponsors have seen much in the way of needs
here and in other communities in the area following
two years of devasting hurricanes.
"There was a 30 percent increase last year, and an
unexpected 30 percent increase for fireworks again this
year," prompting them to reconsider the enjoyment of
a few over the needs of many, according to Sork.
"We thought the same last year, even though many
people enjoy the fireworks. It doesn't make sense to
spend so much money for something that only benefits
Prize quilt is on bed,
not a wall hanging
A New York Times retiree of German and Italian
lineage is sleeping these nights under an Irish quilt.
He won the "double Irish chain" quilt at the Christ-
mas bazaar of the women of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, and Fred Andrews and his wife are delighted
with it. They have it on a bed, rather than hanging on
a wall as a decoration, he said.
Andrews was a pressman at the Times from 1948
until 1993, when he retired and they moved to Holmes
a few," according to Joy.
On the other hand, inquiries on the lighted boat
parade are on the increase and captains who want to
"string up some lights" to join the parade should call
The Islander to register.
The parade, set for Dec. 10, will circle Bimini Bay,
traverse the grand canal to a viewing area at Gloria Dei
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p.m. Dec. 7 at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
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Hundreds of people attended the "Fall Fanfare"
opening performance of the Anna Maria Island
Chorus and Orchestra Nov. 20 at the Island Baptist
Church, right, under the direction of conductor
Alfred Gershfeld, above. Islander Photos: Jack Elka
Monday, Dec. 5
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Shrimp Poppers or Quesadilla, Steamed Rice,
Veggies with Dip, Peaches
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on a Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Corn Dog or Baked Breaded Chicken,
Crinkle-Cut Fries, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Cereal,
Lunch: Turkey Gravy on Mashed Potatoes or
Breaded Beef Patty, Steamed Peas, Mandarin
Oranges and Pineapple
Thursday, Dec. 8
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Cereal, Toast, Bagels,
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Popcorn
Chicken, Breadstick, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple
Friday, Dec. 9
Breakfast: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit, Bagels
Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Salad, Fresh Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Volunteers sought to help
prepare tax returns
AARP Tax-Aide is scouting for volunteers
who can take a brief tax course and then help
taxpayers prepare their returns when that season
begins after the first of the year.
Peg Mahoney, who directs the program in
Manatee County, said the program is operated in
conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service
and is free to taxpayers.
Each year, she said, Tax-Aide volunteers
prepare federal, state and local tax returns for
middle- and low-income people, with special
attention to senior citizens. "You don't need to
be an AARP member or be a retiree to volunteer
or to receive assistance from a Tax-Aide vol-
unteer," she said.
The volunteers are needed soon so they can
complete training before tax time, she added.
Additional information is available at 729-7584.
Real estate transactions
Up-to-date Island real estate transactions as com-
piled by Jesse Brisson for The Islander are available
online at www.islander.org.
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Artist Barbara Hines will include audience participa-
tion in her watercolor demonstration at the gallery of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Thursday, Dec. 1.
The retired attorney and judge will lead techniques
of painting Christmas cards at the free event from 1 to
2:30 p.m. at the gallery in the Island Shopping Center
at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
Help sought for chamber show
Auditions will be Sunday and Monday, Dec. 4 and
5, for actors and stagehands and everything else for the
Longboat Key chamber of commerce's stage produc-
tion of Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor."
This is an annual undertaking of barrier-island
members of the Chamber of Commerce of Longboat,
Lido and St. Armands keys.
The play will be staged Feb. 3 and 4.
Auditions will be at 7 p.m. both evenings at the Sa-
rasota Players, 838 Tamiami Trail. Aspiring thespians and
the many supporting backstage helpers ma) call the cham-
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Meanwhile, there are character descriptions and
scripts to review at the chamber office, 6960 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
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Ruth Helen Ford of Bradenton died Nov. 26.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.
2, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
She us survived by husband James Breen; daugh-
ter Beverly Hittinger of Pennsylvania; five grandchil-
dren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grand-
children; and niece Carol Surko of Holmes Beach.
Katherine D. Goldthwait
Katherine D. Goldthwait, 90, of Bradenton and
formerly Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 21.
Born in Brookline, Mass., Mrs. Goldthwait moved
to Anna Maria Island in 1978. She was active in Roser
Memorial Community Church and the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society.
Memorial services will be held in Anna Maria at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247,Anna
Maria FL 34216, or to the Lake Wentworth Association
Inc., P.O. Box 834, Wolfeboro Falls NH 03896-0834.
She is survived by daughters Betsy Atkinson of
Anna Maria, Jane of Celo, N.C., and Susan Carlson of
Englewood, Colo.; son Thomas of New London, N.H.;
sister Sylvia Snyder of Bradenton; seven grandchil-
dren; and seven great-grandchildren.
William R. Kermode
William R. Kermode, 95, of Terra Ceia, died Nov. 20.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Kermode was a ma-
sonry contractor and built many structures on Anna
Maria Island and donated the blockwork for the Island
Baptist Church and the Episcopal Church of the An-
nunciation. He served in the SeaBees in the U.S. Navy
during World War II in the Pacific Theater and built air
bases in Corregidor and Guadalcanal.
Memorial services were Nov. 29. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Village Improvement Associa-
tion, P.O. Box 4, Terra Ceia FL 34250. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge
He is survived by sons Russell T. Radcliffe of Al-
buquerque, N.M., and Richard of Terra Ceia; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Olivia B. Marcus
Olivia B. Marcus, 2, of Bradenton Beach, died
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at
Manasota Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Pediatric Health Choice, 5901
Whitfield Ave., Sarasota FL 34243. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrange-
She is survived by brothers Noah and Tristin; par-
ents Kimberly Pampuch and Jeffery Marcus; maternal
grandparents Don and Sheryl Pampuch of Bradenton
THE ISLANDER E NOV. 30, 2005 U 15
Beach; and paternal grandparents Gary and Myrna
Marcus of South Bend, Ind.
Beverly Slickers, 54, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 20.
Ms. Slickers moved to Holmes Beach 15 years ago.
She owned Island Produce Stand and a home cleaning
service. She worked as a server at several area restau-
A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 218 85th St., Holmes Beach. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Save the Manatee
Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751.
She is survived by sister Elaine Mirkin and
brother-in-law Gary of Sewell, N.J., and their two sons;
her adopted family of Larry and Cheryl Withrow of
Bradenton and their three daughters; Lorraine Dujardin
and husband Jim and their three sons; and special friend
Kelly M. Spencer
Kelly M. Spencer, 54, of Bradenton and formerly
Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 19.
Mr. Spencer was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
and the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American
Legion, the Bradenton Area Darters and the Hole In
The Wall Gang. He was Protestant.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
He is survived by son Adam of New York; broth-
ers Jon and Jim, both of Bradenton; sister Charlesana
Sloan of Lakeland; and mother Kathryn.
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'Egmont Passage' author
to meet with teens
Nino Fabiano, author of"Egmont Passage: Tale of
the Seventh Mystery," will address young Islanders in
the Teen Program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Other highlights of December at the library are:
Monday, Dec. 5 and 19, Internet class, with ad-
vance registration needed by calling 778-6341, 8:30
Tuesday, Dec. 6, Family Storytime, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, Geoffrey Todd and the Asolo
Theatre Play Readers appear in the Friends of the Is-
land Branch Library lecture series, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, Friends Book Club, 10:30
Friday, Dec. 16, Friends board of directors meet-
ing, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, family origami, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday
and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
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Candlelight remembrance for Beth Ann Scheible
Recently the staff and students at Anna Maria El-
ementary School lost one of its longtime volunteers,
Beth Ann Scheible, to a sudden and unexpected death.
The past few weeks have been a grieving process for
those who knew her, and the AME community is invit-
ing the Island to participate in a candlelight remem-
brance Thursday, Dec. 1.
"When grief and loss enter the lives of children,"
said school guidance counselor Cindi Harrison, "it is
important to provide responsive services that are devel-
opmentally appropriate and also bring hope and mean-
ing to little ones who have difficulty understanding the
concept of death."
At the memorial service held for Scheible by her
family Nov. 15 at Roser Memorial Community
Church, AME students who participated in the Kids
Live after school program with which Scheible volun-
teered, sang "Amazing Grace."
AME school staff also shared memories.
"Beth Ann was a true friend in the nine years I
'knew her. She touched my life in so many ways with
her funny voices, her helping hands and her giving
nature," said Debbie Gomes, AME nurse. "She bright-
ened my day in a special way."
"Beth Ann brought many 'bright' moments to
myself and my students at AME," said teacher Marcia
Brockway."Her generosity overwhelmed us. She was
always giving and doing for others. These acts of kind-
ness: chocolates, delicious lunches ,classroom supplies,
and little remembrances made our day. 1 always looked
forward to her smile and compassion."
The AME cafeteria staff said Scheible was their
"Angel of Good Deeds," always there at the right time,
doing what needed to be done n without asking.
For the past seven years, Scheible was also an ac-
tive volunteer in Joan Sackett's classroom. "After hav-
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and mentor to many students before she suddenly
died last month.
ing her son Josh in my fourth-grade class. Beth Ann
continued to be my volunteer auctioneer." She held her
last auction this fall and all fourth-graders spent the
"Sand Dollars" the had earned throughout the year.
:"What a talent she possessed for motivating stu-
dents," said Sackett.
One student Scheible motivated and left a lasting
impression on is Lucas Plabst, who now resides in
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before moving last year.
Scheible tutored Plabst and, according to Harrison,
he was overcome with grief after learning of her pass-
ing. Since he was unable to attend the memorial ser-
vice, AME staff lit a special candle in his name during
the service. Back home, Plabst created a candle to light
and place in his window during the hours the service
At Plabst's request, AME has agreed to hold an-
other candlelight tribute for Scheible. Tea light candles
have been distributed to all AME families to light at
6:30 p.m. and place in a window visible from the road.
The school would like to receive photographs of
any lit candles either by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or a print copy can be
sent to your child's teacher.
AME staff will also be driving through neighbor-
hoods Thursday evening, Dec. 1, to photograph as
many windows with lit candles as possible.
"Activities such as this are a wonderful way to give
students the opportunity to express their grief, partici-
pate in a collective act of love, and honor a very spe-
cial woman," said Harrison.
Scheible served AME for almost 10 years. She
could be seen helping in the cafeteria, classrooms, of-
fice and playground anywhere she was needed. She
assisted with the Grandparents' Program, helped with
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test administra-
tion, and treated faculty and staff members:to lunch
"Beth Ann was a wellspring of generosity, giving
most especially of her love. As our candles bum, our
hearts will always remember her." Harrison said.
A memorial fund has been established and contri-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 18, Pine Avenue and North Shore Drive, ex-
pired license. According to the report, a driver ran a
stop sign and struck a Manatee County Trolley. The
defendant displayed a Georgia license that expired in
2003, and was arrested. He was also cited for running
the stop sign and no proof of insurance. His vehicle was
towed from the scene.
Nov. 7, 1100 block of Gulf Drive South, burglary.
According to the report, two televisions and corre-
sponding video equipment were stolen from two vacant
Memorial planned Dec. 1
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butions may be sent to AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217, or to Roser Memorial Community
Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
AME also plans to commemorate the time
Scheible contributed to the school with a permanent
tribute after the move into the new school is com-
plete. Ideas are still in the planning phase, but some
suggestions include an engraved serving bowl for
the teachers lounge and an item to place in the peace
The wooden student desk where Scheible could be
found sitting when she did take a break in the school
office was painted by AME Art Teacher Gary Wooten
in her memory and remains in the administration office.
Nov. 7, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic ar-
rest. A woman was issued a criminal summons to ap-
pear after she presented an officer with an "interna-
tional driver's license" during a routine traffic stop. She
told the officer that she purchased the license from a
friend. According to the report, the document is not a
legally issued driver's license from any known coun-
try or state.
Nov. 10, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Via Roma, grand
theft. A man reported cash stolen from his travel bag.
Nov. 11, 135 Bridge St., BridgeTender Inn, disor-
derly conduct. A man was arrested after a patrol officer
witnessed the defendant cause two disturbances one
with a pedestrian on the street and one inside the
BridgeTender Inn's bar area. According to the report,
the man was intoxicated and was led out of the bar by
an employee. He reportedly became aggressive when
the patrol officer offered him assistance getting home
and he was arrested.
Nov. 18, 100 block of 24th Street North, domestic
battery. A woman was arrested for aggravated battery
after she hit her boyfriend in the head with a plastic
shelving unit. The boyfriend was transported to a local
hospital for treatment.
Nov. 18, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, burglary. A
woman reported her apartment window was broken
and her bedroom and bathroom were ransacked.
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$100,000 worth of her jewelry was locked inside the
store. An officer attempted to contact the store owner.
Nov. 21, 5200 block of 52nd Street, theft. A man
reported all his tools and electrical equipment were sto-
len from a secured area on his construction site.
Nov. 21, 100 block of 28th Street, assault. Offic-
ers responded to a 911 hang-up call, which resulted in
the woman being arrested for assaulting her husband.
According to the report, he attempted to lock himself
in a bedroom and she came after him with two five-
pound weights, causing damage to the door.
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It will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and
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Post-turkey day funnies to get you
With the quiet that comes after Thanksgiving Day,
and the craziness that lies ahead in preparation for the
remainder of the end-of-year holidays, perhaps some
lightness might be in order.
Here's a bunch of Internet stuff that may be amus- .
ing. As with all things from the Web, the veracity is
sometimes questionable, but a few of the items that
were checked were correct, so assume the best. By Pa R
At the least, it will make for good holiday party y
In the 1400s, a law was set forth that a man was called the honey month, which we know today as the
not allowed to beat his wife with a stick thicker than honeymoon.
his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb." In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and
Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was quarts, so in old England, when customers got unruly,
invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only ... Ladies For- the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and
bidden," and thus the word "golf' entered into the Eng- quarts and settle down." It's where we get the phrase
lish language. "mind your P's and Q's"
The first couple to be shown in bed together on Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had
prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic
More money is printed every day for Monopoly cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle
games than by the U.S. Treasury. to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase
Men can read smaller print than women can; inspired by this practice.
women can hear better. About 75 percent of the people who have read the
Coca-Cola was originally green, above tried to lick their elbows.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The state with the highest percentage of people Florida funnies
who walk to work is Alaska. Hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30. You
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness is 28 know you live in Florida if:
percent. The percentage of North America that is wil- You have FEMAs number on your phone's speed
derness is 38 percent. dialer.
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age You have more than 300 C and D batteries in your
of 11 is $6,400. kitchen drawer.
*- The average number of people airborne over the Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spa-
United States in any given hour is 61,000. ghetti-Os.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in You are thinking of repainting your house to
their hair. match the plywood covering your windows.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter was When describing your house to a prospective
"Tom Sawyer." buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths, and
The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile one safe hallway.
- national monuments. Your Social Security number isn't a secret, it's
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a written in Sharpie permanent ink on your arms.
great king from history: Spades, King David; Hearts, You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at
Charlemagne; Clubs, Alexander the Great; and Dia- Home Depot.
monds, Julius Caesar. The road leading to your house has been declared
S 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = a No-Wake Zone.
12,345,678,987,654,321. You decide that your patio furniture looks better
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has on the bottom of the pool.
both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If You own more than three large coolers.
the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as You can wish that other people get hit by a hur-
a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has ricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.
all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
Only two people signed the Declaration of Inde- -
pendence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles
Thomson. Most of the rest signed on Aug. 2, but the
last signature wasn't added until five years later.
*Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their
The most popular name of boats is "Obsession."
If you were to spell out numbers, the first time "
you would use the letter "a" would be in the numeral
*Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers '
and laser printers were all invented by women. -
The only food that doesn't spoil is honey. '
More collect phone calls are made on Father's
Day than any other day of the year.
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured
on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes,
the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep
on, hence the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight."
*It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000
years ago that for a month after the wedding, the
bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all
the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and
because their calendar was lunar based, this period was L -' ..
You rationalize helping a friend board up by
thinking, "It'll only take a gallon of gas to get there and
You have two-liter bottles and milk jugs filled
with water in your freezer.
Three months ago, you couldn't hang a shower
curtain. Today, you can assemble a portable generator
You catch a 13-pound redfish in your driveway.
You can recite from memory whole portions of
your homeowner's insurance policy.
At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy
with the biggest chainsaw.
There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.
You can rattle off the names of three or more
meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel and
every single newscaster and reporter at all of the major
stations in town.
Someone comes to your door to tell you they
found your roof.
Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like
such a crazy idea.
You spend more time on your roof than in your
You've been laughed at over the phone by a
roofer, fence builder or a tree trimmer.
Having a tree in your living room does not neces-
sarily mean it's Christmas.
The hurricane shutter guy and your roofer are
You know the difference between the "good side"
of a storm and the "bad side."
You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy
the air conditioning.
A battery-powered TV is considered a home
Start to read the following and be surprised how
far you can go.
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waht I was rdgnieg.The phaonmneal pxveor of the
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a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and
Isat Itteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey Iteter
by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh?
guest, a friendly
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Amberjack big offshore, plus reds, sheepies in bays
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is great both inshore and offshore right
Big amberjack, snapper and lots of grouper are
thick offshore, plus an occasional cobia.
In the backwater, look for lots of redfish and huge
snook to come to the hooks, as well as sheepshead and
lots of fun-to-catch catch-and-release trout.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters
on Longboat Key said he's finding the nearshore fishing
off wrecks in water up to 30 feet off Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key to be excellent, with catches rang-
ing from cobia to black tip shark, plus Spanish mack-
erel, lady fish and bluefish taking live jumbo shrimp
and free-lined pinfish. He's also catching some over-
sized redfish and large sheepshead. Farther offshore,
he's catching king mackerel gag grouper and big man-
grove, lane, yellowtail and mutton snapper in about 90
feet of water.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
amberjack up to 50 pounds are thick around the arti-
ficial reefs offshore. There are also lots of big man-
grove and yellowtail snapper coming out of the Gulf of
Mexico, plus plenty of grouper. In the backwater, look
for continued good fishing for redfish in Sarasota Bay,
and sheepshead are starting to really turn on at the local
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been catching snook to 27 inches, red-
fish to 23 inches and lots of catch-and-release trout with
both artificial and live bait.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said sheepshead
were the No. 1 catch at the pier this week, followed
by a few redfish, drum and some small snook. He said
for some unknown reason he found fishing to be a bit
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
lots of redfish catches on the lower tides around Perico
Island, plus snook on higher tides just outside of the
marina channel. There are also lots of good catches of
sheepshead off the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
they're catching black drum, some snapper, sheeps-
head, flounder and some snook there.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's finding the snapper bite to be down a bit, but the
snook, drum, redfish and bluefish hits have more than
made up the slack. Terra Ceia Bay is a good spot to
stop, he added, and one boater caught and released a
40-inch snook just off the Crab House last week.
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, reports include lots of
redfish coming out of Miguel Bay from the oyster beds,
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that the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers -
and plenty of catch-and-release trout action.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he guided the Kevin Greenhill family
of Clermont out to a nice catch of gag grouper to 20
pounds, as well as some mangrove snapper to 5 pounds.
"Fishing is real hot now that the cold front has moved
through," Capt. Larry said, "and the winds and waves
have calmed down. You have to go out far enough to
find clean water where the fish are hungry and ready to
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he took Charley, David, Daniel and Jake
Biddle from Rye, N.Y., to a catch of around 20 snook,
a few redfish, flounder and sheepshead late last week.
All of the action came on an outgoing tide using live
shrimp, he said. Kurta and J.R. Addington of Indiana,
along with kids Hannah and Zach, caught a number of
snook and a few reds earlier in the week, with 9-year-
old Hannah hooking a keeper snook for dinner. White-
bait was the ticket that day. "Since the big windy front
last week, whitebait has become scarce on the flats and
may be history until spring," Capt. Zach said. "Those
looking to net bait may have to travel to the Skyway
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On my boat Magic, we've been fishing offshore
and having good results with mangrove snapper to"
18 inches, triggerfish to 3 pounds, lane snapper to 15
inches and a keeper-size cobia. Inshore, we've been
catching sheepshead, drum, snapper and lots of redfish
using shrimp and whitebait.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are
also welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news @islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more informa-
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24 0 NOV. 30, 2005 E THE ISLANDER
Island Players comedy opening this week
A quirky comedy with a quirky Mom opens Thurs-
..day, Dec. 1, for a 10-performance run at the Island
Players' theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The multi-talented Kelly Wynn Woodland directs
the play and also fills an important role onstage. She is
a familiar sight backstage on the Island, having directed -.-
plays many seasons for the Island Players
Playing the unpredictable mother is another woman
familiar to Island playgoers, Miriam Ring, who has
brought characters to life in many plays on the same S'
stage. One of her early triumphs here was in the same -A:
role when the same play took the same stage in 1991.
Woodland described the play as depicting "the eter-
nal nature of love and sex, and featuring family mem-
bers anyone can recognize from their own lives." -
Domestic tranquility of a married pair of art deal- -
ers is shattered with the arrival of her sister, the sister's
husband and his mother, who are obsessed with saving
their college daughter from a life devoted to sex. The
.mother complicates matters when she becomes roman-
tically involved with the couple's best art client. '7 4
The cast includes Max Mayerhofer, Woodland,
Rick Kopp, Robin Rhodes, Ring, and Richard Schubel.
Assisting Woodland behind the scenes are Stan Koci as
assistant director, Carol Cozan as stage manager and
John Flannery, set designer.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for matinees at 2
p.m. Sunday, no shows Mondays. Tickets at $15 per
show are available at the box office from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. weekdays and an hour before performances. Box / ..-
Holiday skit, music set
for Off Stage Ladies
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island
Players theatrical group, will present a holiday skit
and music when the organization meets Wednesday,
It will be the annual holiday luncheon of the
organization, this year at 11:30 a.m. at the Land-
ings of Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. Ct. W.,
Bradenton. Details may be obtained by calling
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The lively and humorous "Social Security" play will open at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Island Players
theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, with this cast: From left (standing) Max Mayerhofer Kelly Wynn
Woodland, Rick Kopp, Robin Rhodes (seated) Miriam Ring and Richard Schubel. The comedy will run
through Dec. 11 at 8p.m. daily except for two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., no shows Mondays. Tickets are $15
per show, and the box office is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The phone number there is 778-5755.
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 30, 2005 0 25
Anna Maria: Close enough for horseshoes
By Kevin Cassidy
Tom Rhodes and Harry Stoltzfus teamed up to win
the horseshoe competition at the Anna Maria City Hall
pits on Nov. 26 by defeating the team of Ron Pepka and
Don Capron 21-10 in the final.
Neither team had a cakewalk to the playoff for
Ron Slagh, a picture of concentration, and teammate
Cathy Stoltzfus almost pulled a major upset against
the legendary Ron Pepka and teammate Don Capron.
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Rhodes and Stoltzfus trailed "walker" John John-
son 18-2 in their last round-robin match before rallying
for a 21-18 victory, keyed by a Rhodes' ringer with the
score tied at 18-18.
The team of Pepka and Capron rallied for a 21-20
win over Cathy Stolftzfus and Ron Slagh after trailing
for most of the match. The playoff match lacked the
drama that was present in their round-robin matches as
Rhodes and Stoltzfus pretty much controlled the play-
They jumped out to a 6-3 lead, but a Pepka "six
pack" consecutive ringers propelled Pepka and
Capron to a 9-6 lead. But Rhodes and Stoltzfus fought
back. Two ringers from Stoltzfus and a pair of four-
point efforts from Rhodes put them back in control of
This writer took the plunge and exchanged hacks
with his golf clubs for horseshoe throws. Partner Roy
Vickers of Lincolnshire, England, and I didn't win a
game, but we did have the pleasure of playing both
teams that played in the finals.
My claim to fame for the day was that I man-
aged a "six pack" of my own and made 16-time horse-
shoe champ Tom Rhodes a little nervous during our
If you've never checked out the weekly Wednesday
and Saturday morning horseshoe matches, I strongly
suggest you give it a try. I didn't let on that I was a
roving reporter, yet everybody was friendly and wel-
comed me from the get-go.
If you're interested in checking out the action, play
gets under way at 9 a.m. both days in the park alongside
Anna Maria City Hall.
Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random
team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone
is "most welcome."
Calling all cheerleaders
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is now
accepting registrations for basketball cheerleaders. All
youths ages 5-10 years of age are encouraged to sign
up. Cost for members is $20, while non-members pay
$35, which includes the cost of a cheerleading uni-
The center will host a free cheerleading clinic at
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Regular practices will begin
Dec. 5 in preparation for the youth basketball season,
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Ron Pepka, owner of an unheard of 18-game
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which gets under way on Jan. 9.
For more information, contact the Center's Andy
Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Key Royale golf news
Roswitha Fowler, who birdied No. 8, and Sally-"
Keyes each shot a one-over par 33 to capture the ladies
golf low-net in the field competition at the Key Royale
Club Nov. 22. Second place went to Jane Winegarten
with a 34, while Dorothy McKinna shot a 35 to finish
in third place.
Keyes, Delores Joregenson and Penny Williams
combined to win the team low-net average with an
average score of 36.6.
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26 N NOV. 30, 2005 N THE ISLANDER
runs in D.C.
By Jim Hanson
She had never run a marathon before, but she did
splendidly in the toughest of the tough, the Marine
Corps Marathon Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C.
Gretchen Doppelheuer, 35, gave herself the race for
her birthday, a measure of her devotion to the demand-
Sig sport since high school. She finished in the top one-
third of the marathoners, running the difficult urban/
suburban course in 4:31:41.
That's four and a half hours of running at the max
of her considerable ability over 26.2 miles of the capital
and its Virginia environs.
The triumph was doubly sweet in that she was
going home then, back to where she grew up, married
't6 her high school sweetheart and enjoying the begin-
ning of a gratifying career.
She was bor in suburban Silver Spring, Md., to a
"bureau couple," her father an FBI agent. She started
running in high school there, and hasn't slowed down.
After high school she became a dental hygienist and
Power squadron schedules
two 'Boat Smart' classes
"Boat Smart" classes are scheduled for two
iMonday evenings, Dec. 5 and 12, by the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron.
Open to anyone interested in boating, the classes
will be from 6 to 9 p.m. both days at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Covered in the instruction will be safety,
boating laws, weather, types of boats, rules of the road,
boat handling and distress signals. Cost is $20.
For registration and further information, call
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Ken Jackson, 778-6986
Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
Kate Eisler, 778-5115
married a young man with whom she'd gone through
school, Kurt Doppelheuer.
They "just got fed up with Maryland weather" and
came south, settling on Anna Maria Island. He works
at L'Ambiance on Longboat Key.
She runs. Oh, she's a dental hygienist, all right,
working now in sales for a hygiene company with her
assigned territory marathon size St. Petersburg to
Naples. But she is defined by her running. She runs the
length of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. She
has run in 10K and 10-mile events. And she'll run in
more marathons, now that she's got the hang of it.
Training for the Marines' marathon, she ran six or
seven miles weekdays, plus gymnasium workouts, and
many long, lonely runs on weekends.
Her whole family was there in Washington, "cheer-
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on, as he has
all her life.
ing me on every step." That includes husband Mark,
not a runner himself but wonderfully understanding
and supportive "He's my support group, my trainer,
my biggest fan."
The marathon route was spectacularly scenic,
through Rosslyn, Georgetown, the National Zoo, the
Tidal Basin, Capitol, the Mall, across the 14th Street
Bridge and back to the finish line at the Iwo Jima
"It was just beautiful. All those Marines there, and
all the people running and the crowds cheering. It was
an awesome experience, tremendously rewarding."
And it was just the introduction. She always runs,
but now she's found the ultimate challenge and she'll
keep on picking up that gauntlet: On March 5 she will
run in the first Sarasota Marathon.
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DICKENS VILLAGE, DEPT 56 assorted porcelain
pieces in original boxes, ideal for collectors or Christ-
mas gifts. Various prices. Call (941) 779 1009 or (941)
FOR SALE: FIVE-step aluminum dock ladder. Never
used. $175. (941) 778-4014.
FOR SALE: FOUR blade S/S prop. 141/4x24 pitch.
Fits Mercury and Yamaha. Excellent condition. $145.
,. WONDERFUL SANTA COLLECTION: Quality Christmas
decorations, and awesome hand-crafted gifts (from a gal-
lery). Call (941) 778-5830, leave message.
WOODEN DINING TABLE with green legs, four
matching chairs, upholstered seats, nice, $250. Bed-
room set, king headboard, two night stands, nine-
drawer dresser, mirror, white-washed. Like new, $400.
Call (941) 778-3231.
PENCIL-POST BED with canopy. New bedding. $600.
1900 round oak table with two leaves. $350. (941)
755-9302 or (941) 920-1124.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and pur-
chase 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 Condo-
miniums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available
at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
DOG CAGE, $40; tanning bed, new bulbs, $800. Call
Paige, (941) 798-3448.
AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit sale. Mail-order, just in time for
the holidays. $31-$46 for a bushel of navels, red grape-
fruit, tangelos and more. And no shipping fee. Call to order
or to receive an order form. (941) 778-3411.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
THOUSANDS OF HOMES ONE ADDRESS
HOLMES BEACH OPPORTUNITY. Spa-
cious 2BR/2BA with separate 3rd bed-
room or bonus room. Terrazzo floors,
freshly painted. Adorable. $665,000.
Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or
GRACIOUS VINTAGE HOME. This 1914
home has been artistically and lovingly
restored. New gourmet kitchen, wood
floors, 4 fireplaces, wrap-around front
porch. $595,000. Ruth Lawler 748-6300
or 587-4623. 513046
ESTATE HOME on exceptional nearly 1/2 acre
professionally landscaped lotw/waterviews.
Private waterfront community w/comm.
dock on Manatee River. $849,900,748-6300
Kathy Marcinko 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala
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YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS VIEW! Enjoy
unparalleled sunsets from this recently
remodeled TKF 2BR/2BA condo over-
looking the Gulf. This one has it all!
$1,095,000. Jody Shinn 748-6300 or
WILDEWOOD SPRINGS. First floor, 1550 Model with glass enclosed lanai. Lush
Greenbelt view. Heated pool and tennis. Centrally located in the heart of West
Bradenton. $224,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 516365
ROYAL GARDEN ESTATES. Simply adorable 2BR manufactured home in a lovely
park just minutes from the Gulf. Sold furnished $99,000. Kathy Valente 748-6300
or 685-6767. 516069
WESTFIELD. Classic 1920's Spanish home, hardwood floors through out. Large
corner lot. Spacious rooms, wood burning fireplace. Fenced side and rear yards.
$264,000. 748-6300 Ruth Lawer 587-4623 or Maryann Lawler 586-8257.
GLENN LAKES. Serene water views. 2BR's plus an office which may be transformed
into a 3rd BR. 2 BA's & a 2 car garage. Partially fenced, close to beaches. $429,000.
Leah Secondo 748-6300 or 545-4430 516528
UNIVERSITY PARK-View of the lake from the pool and spa area. Immaculate home
with open floor plan and large eat-in kitchen w/glass block wall to allow in natural
light. $799,900. Kathy Woodruff 748-6300 or 524-4190. 512209
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT LOCATION. Rarely ever used and shows like
new. 2/2 condo w/balcony. Covered parking. Close to fishing pier & Manatee River Walk.
$269,900. 748-6300. Sandy Drapala 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko 713-1100. 514542
ENJOY FULL PANORAMIC VIEWS of beautiful Terra Ceia Bay. 2BR/2BA condo in a
gated golf course community that offers a clubhouse, exercise room, heated pool/spa,
tennis & a fishing pier. $365,000. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 508210
BEACH VIEW OF MANATEE. Very well priced elevated 2BR condo w/new tile, taste-
fully decorated. Overlooking the pool and area to relax. Very close to the beach and
shopping. $529,900. 748-6300. Chuck West 374-3211. 514355
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tues-
day, Thursday, 9am-noon Saturday. Xmas decora-
tions and sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
KEY ROYALE GARAGE sale: 8am-3pm, Dec. 2 and
Dec. 3. Lots of miscellaneous items, cook books,
twin beds. 627 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS and Antiques, 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Storewide select gifts, antiques, vintage
and costume jewelry. Artwork, 25-90 percent off. All
Sterling jewelry, 50-70 percent off. One stop Xmas shop-
ping. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.
LARGE SEVEN FAMILY garage sale: 8am-3pm,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tons of antiques,
collectibles, jewelry, designer clothes, artwork,
lamps, gifts. Rattan, glass-top table and four chairs,
desks, antique wicker rocker, chairs, much bric-a-
brac. Inside 218 84th St., Holmes Beach. Turn east
on 85th Street by Baptist church, then turn right on
second street on the right, 84th Street.
ANNA MARIA: 9am-2pm, Dec. 2 and 3. Breakfast
table, two chairs (rattan) "Henry Link" sofa, loveseat,
Bombe coffee table, desk, other miscellaneous.
Household items. 213 Lakeview Drive.
MOVING SALE: 9am-2pm, Saturday, Dec. 3. Pen-
cil-rattan, queen bedroom set, Thomasville three-
part entertainment center, leather recliner, teak
desk, sofa and two chairs, pine cabinet, big silk
plants, desk/bookcase set, dolphin engraved glass-
top coffee, sofa and end tables, king headboard,
twin beds, full bed, wicker chest, Churchhill china,
"Blue Willow" pattern, art prints, end tables, mirrors,
nice patio set, leather chair and a half, two-year old
dryer, Kenmore washer, fishing gear, grinder, urn
planters, garage cabinets. Sale by Julie McClure.
506 74th St., Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island.
GARAGE SALE-MOVING in! 8am-12pm.Saturday,
Dec 3. Lots of great stuff! Come for treasures! 114
White Ave. Holmes Beach.
ST. BERNARD'S RUMMAGE sale: 9am-1pm, Sat-
urday, Dec. 3. Jewelry, books, housewares, toys,
clothes, sporting goods, electronics and lots more!
43rd St., Holmes Beach.
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LEPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Gulfview. 28R/1BA each side or
4BR/2BA house Great investment at 51 199 00
ANNA MARIA BAYVIEW 3,300 sf 4BR/4BA home with 600+
sf master suite plus home office Or 3BR/3BA with five year old
guest quarters. 5 1.500,000
Feature Key Royale Canalfront Lot- Exclusive $795,000
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 Palm- New Luxury Gulffront Villas
Perico Isles- 3BR/2BA community pool clubhouse, exercise room
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
LOST WATCH: Sentimental. Black alligator band
with gold bezel. Lost between funeral home and
Island Shopping Center. Reward. (941) 778-7642.
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through
adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best inter-
est of children who have been abused, abandoned
or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941)
744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.
ISLAND BARSTOOL RACING group meeting,
7pm-8pm Dec. 7, 2005. First Wednesday each
month at Solo's Pizza. Show and tell, 6:30pm.
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,
orange-and-white tiger, calico. Have been tested/,.
shots/spayed/microchipped, locally fostered. Only
$35 to good home. Julie, (941) 720-1411.
EXCITING NEW LISTING
Sandcastle Condominiums Gulf front, 3 bed, Gulf to Bay Bradenton Beach Club Condos,
2 bath, with pool, covered parking, & elevator. Townhomes & Flats available from $689,000-
New, turnkey furnished. Priced $1,395,000- $1,895,000
Brand new construction., jI. vW it sl3nd par3adse adrecClI on arasoC a3y
pool in Holmes Beach Buy before & half block o beach Featured on BBC
price increasee upon coi Tpletion a 'Best Livng Home ir, SW Florid'"
Includes ncw deep water dock. J
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THE ISLANDER U NOV. 30. 2005 M 24"
By Rick Catlin
Michael Saunders and Co. Real
Estate held an open house Nov. 15
for the Positano condominiums at 4949
Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key,
site of the former Holiday Inn.
Only 11 of the 29 units in the
Mediterranean-style Gulfront complex
Positano has 750 feet of Gulf beach-
front, a private beach club, swimming
pool, 24-hour gatehouse security and
conventient bike paths to local restau-
rants and shopping.
Units are available in four distinc-
tive floor plans and the 10 acre site has
only 29 units.
To learn more about Positano, call
The Anna Maria
held its Novem-
ber business card
ing at I've Been
Framed at 5203
Cortez Rd. W
No. 3 on Nov.
16. Pictured are,
from left, Susan
Young of I've
Suand and Lauri
Bailey of Bailey
Michael Vejins of
Michael Saunders of
Michael Saunders and
Company Real Estate
gets "mimed" at the
Nov. 15 open house
for the Positano
4949 Gulf of Mexico
Drive on Longboat
Key. Islander Photo:
recently opened The
Studio at Carpet
Corner 3200 Cortez
Rd. W., Bradenton,
offering modern fans
and lighting, area rugs,
window treatments and
a host of other home
accessories. For more
Elaine at 756-1213.
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beacn. FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Renials 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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CANAL HOME Large Key Royale home
with dock, davits and boat lift. 4BR/3BA
turnkey furnished. Pool, hot tub, new A/C.
$1,100,000. Dave Jones, 778-4800.
IDEAL LOCATION Elevated and
updated duplex. 2BR/2BA each side, short
stroll to the beach. Tons of storage and
charming outdoor living space. $619,000.
Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800
Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.
COCONUTS 1BR/1BA poolside turn-
key furnished unit with Gulf view. Only
steps to the beach! Impeccably main-
tained for your most discriminating buyer.
$539,900. Mary Burke, 778-4800.
BAY WATCH Direct bayfront unit with
views to the Sarasota Skyline. Boat
dock, pool and two under cover parking
spaces. Newly furnished! Very good
rental property. $579,000. Call Quentin
NEW TOWNHOME Very spacious
3BR/2BA with two-car garage. Town-
home recently built. $749,000. Quentin
DICK MAHER ~ 448-0758
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS
Direct bay front 2BR/2BA furnished.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS
Ground floor end unit. Deeded boat
dock and carport. $79,000.
CINDY GRAZAR ~ 504-6176
1 BR/1BA on canal. Close to beach.
3BR/2BA. Sailboat, water, pool.
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!
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FORD SEVEN PASSENGER 1994 Aerostar van,
white. 114,000 miles. $950. (941) 798-8342.
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.
1992 BAYLINER 26-foot deck boat. All safety equip-
ment. New Bimini. 175-hp Mercury. Power trim,
slip available on Anna Maria Island. $8000. (720)
940-6761 or (941) 778-2951.
"- LETS GO FISHING! Call Capt Mike Heistand on the char-
ter boat "Magic." Full.or half day backwater fishing. USCG
licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902
S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.
BUSY BISTRO hiring full- or part-time hostess
and servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner.
Wednesday-Sunday. Sous chef, prep person and
dishwasher needed, will train. Apply to Chef Damon,
5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941)
FOR STRAIGHT TALK ON SELLING ISLAND PROPERTIES
CALL THE ISLANDERS, CHRIS & JOHN
CALL CHRIS & JOHN
CHRISTINET. SHAW AND
JOHN VAN ZANDT, REALTORS
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.
6101 MARINA DR., HOLMES BEACH
ALL KITCHEN POSITIONS: Sous chef, prep, dishwasher
-- will train right person. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people, learn
the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:Tingley Memorial Library.
Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving,
and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann
Adams, (941) 779-1208.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
NEED A BABY-SITTER, pet-sitter or dog walker?
13-year-old eighth-grade girl, very responsible. Great
with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experi-
enced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-
aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.
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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.
CENTRAL LOCATION IN ANNA MARIA
Completely renovated throughout, beautiful tongue-
and-groove cathedral ceilings, great attention to
detail, large garage with room for water toys!
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
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!
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.
LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable,
live-in care for your loved one. Excellent references.
Please, call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.
AFFORDABLE "ALTERNATIVE" HEALTH care.
Many home remedies that really work. Stress relief,
flu relief, muscle aches, etc. The Aromaporium
Bradenton Outlet Mall. West Manatee Avenue.
(941)483-3935. Since 1998.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!
,bkotdok& pool,Jacuzi, I 900 I sfGiei ted, fiieplae 1im_.e.
dmer double- L Gold KIr Realty $1,495,000r 778-79 59
SPndential FEATURED LISTING
Perico Bay Club- Updated villa,
water views, 2BR/2BA,gated
Call Michelle Musto community,tastefully furnished.
941-809-3714 Only two miles to white-sandy
www.michellemusto.com beaches! $485,000.
Aefsj& 1149il ea/&tartel -.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
RIBBON HOME ANNA
SSTROLL TO GULF!
This tidy 3BR/2BA hideaway is centrally located
in Anna Maria Village, near shops and the
beach! Features include a spacious back yard. .
with plenty of room for a pool, carport, central
air and heat, ceiling fans and a cheerful white kitchen. Priced to sell at only $569,000. Hurry!
This one won't last long!
This charming 2BR/2BA Richmond designed
home is localed on an oversized lot within walk- *.
ing distance of both the Gulf and bay! Amenities
include a spacious living room and tiled baths, .'
and a secluded, expansive lot featuring many citrus trees with plenty of room for a pool. Afford-
ably priced at $599,000. Don't miss it!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 30, 2005 0 31
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941) 545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941) 778-0944.
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
CLEANING BY HELENE: Honest, reliable. Excellent
references. Reasonable rates. Free estimates, call
SANDY'S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional clean-
ing and decorating island references available. For
unbeatable service, call 798-9484.
APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air condi-
tioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage
disposal, other household items. Honest, depend-
able. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
When's the last
time you tasted
coffee in an
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540-4 Nlari.n DrOne
Phone 041 '7S. -S'
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.
MR. BILLS HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.
TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting,
drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many
references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or
replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
COLLEGE GRADUATE, MOTHER language Span-
ish. Will teach conversational or advanced Span-
ish to groups or individuals at home or your choice
of location. Recently retired, reasonable rates. Call
(941) 778-2215 for appointment.
FORD SEVEN PASSENGER 1994 Aerostar van,
white. 114,000 miles. $950. (941) 798-8342.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
Srrl'ry I Man-mcr' tr LLC.
Our family serving your family
CHARTING NEW LEVELS OF SERVICE
6842 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 941.387.9004
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING:Top quality lawn and land-
scape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at
great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
HOLMES LAWN MAINTENANCE: Servicing your
total lawn, site clean up, tree work, palm trees. Call
us today! (941) 812-9146 or (941) 812-3583.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation.Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and
commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 729-9381.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State
licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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lows. Located West of Marina Drive, these 3BR2
BA homes are situated close to the beach on a quiet
and peaceful/ street in beautiful Holmes Beach.
Situated in the heart of Holmes Beach, these 3 BR,
2.5 BA bungalows offer outstanding architectural
detail both inside and out. Located West of Gulf
Drive these homes are one block from the white
sandy beaches of Anna Maria.
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include granite, travertine, fireplace, pool, large dock with lift and direct access to
Manatee River with no bridges to Tampa Bay. $699,900.
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phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
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gard, (941) 779-2294.
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and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
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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, handyman,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing
and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
TOM'S WINDOWS/Metro Home Supply Inc. Pro-
fessional-grade doors, windows, hurricane protec-
tion, siding, soffits. Sales, service, repair. Visa/
MasterCard. (941) 359-3799.
THIRTY-SIXYEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 518-3316.or 778-6898.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaugh-
ern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms,
decks. Masonry, tile. 30 years experience. Yes, I do
show up! (941) 778-3904.
ISLAND MAINTENANCE REPAIRS and improve-
ments. Homes, condos, and businesses. Refer-
ences, twenty years experience. (941) 538-3520.
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
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk
to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus commu-
nity, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with great-
room and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or
Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone.
Rent weekly to annually. No pets. (317) 873-3307.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach
Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim
Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next
to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now.
DOUBLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED home,
2BR/2BA. Colony cove, waterview. Three month
minimum. $1,450/month, no pets. 55-plus. Excellent
condition. (941) 721-4890.
FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished mobile home,
gated community on creek. Bradenton Palms Mobile
Home Park. Hot tub, pool, four-six month rental, utili-
ties included. $1,200/month. (863) 688-3524. Email:
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo,
2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island, Flor-
ida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach
3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with
ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi,
granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi
in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully
equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1 BR/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 or e-mail
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941)
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1 BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.
THE PALMS: 1BR/BA, pet friendly. $800/month,
first, last, deposit. Available now! 1813 51st St., A
Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.
GREAT 1/BR CONDO in Bradenton Beach. Sleeps
four. Dec. 10-17. $600/week. Call, (941) 778-2761.
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BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1 BA on Intra-
coastal, boat dock, short walk to beach. Modern with
large rooms. $1,000/month, first, last and deposit.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Villa-Nova, 2BR/2BA. Luxury
duplex in Holmes Beach. Gulf view. Steps to beach.
$800/week. $2,400/month. Available Nov. 1, 2005,
until Jan. 2, 2006. (941) 778-2307.
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 dis-
counted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.
ANNUAL CONDO MARTINIQUE NORTH, fifth
floor, 1 BR/1.5BA. Gulffront. Condo approval required.
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 smok-
ers. 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) 778-0777.
ANNUAL RENTAL: One block from beach! 2BR apart-
ment in Holmes Beach near shops and trolley stop.
Washer/dryer on premises. $975/month. Utilities included.
Please call (917) 842-5892 to schedule an appointment.
Appointments are available Saturdays only.
ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club. 3BR/2BA
villa, two-car garage, fresh paint, new carpet,
small pet OK, heated pool/tennis/gated commu-
nity. $1,700/month. Suncoast real estate, (941)
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Available December, Janu-
ary, February, March and April. Cheerful, 1BR/1 BA,
non-smoking apartment. North-end Anna Maria
Island. $1,700/month, plus tax. (941) 778-5445.
SEASONAL, VACATION, Gulf beach apartments.
Choice of one, two or three bedrooms. Fully
equipped. Enclosed porch, sun deck, patio. Tropical
setting. Owner, (941) 778-3143.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to
beach,clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578
or (941) 794-2912.
GULFFRONT CONDO, GROUND level. Breath-
taking sunsets. Furnished 2BR/1BA. Walk to res-
taurants, shops, grocery, trolley. Winter/spring
dates available. $2,000/month/ $600/week. (813)
264-0639 or (352) 592-5870.
SEASONAL ORWEEKLYcottage-style rentals. 1BR/1 BA
or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. (941) 778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home.
5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards
from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January,
2006-April, 2006. $4,800/month. Call (813) 948-1267
or email email@example.com.
IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult commu-
nity, Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces pool with
canal view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full kitchen.
Three-month minimum, $2,100/month, deposit
required. (336) 210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria.
Elevated, available December through April. Short
block to beach. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. High ceil-
ing living area. $2,000-$2,500. (813) 689-1880.
SEASONAL RUNAWAY BAY: 1 BR/1 BA tastefully deco-
rated, ground floor, washer/dryer, pool, tennis, golf clubs.
November to Jan. 15, February, April. (941) 778-9378.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home
in Holmes Beach, less than one block to beach.
$1,500/month, furnished. Call Island Real Estate,
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home with
garage in quiet northwest Bradenton neighborhood.
$1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA single-family home com-
pletely remodeled, one-car garage. Close to college.
$1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
COLLEGE AREA: SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Annual lease, no pets. $1,200/month. Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
PARKWAY VILLA: 2BR/2BA, carport. 55-plus, no pets.
Annual. $625/month. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.
SEASONAL, JANUARY, February and March.
$1,500/month, plus tax. One-bedroom apartment,
very nice. West of Gulf Drive. Anna Maria City. (941)
ULTRA LUXURY HOLMES Beach Home: 'View Gulf
from every room", 3BR/3.5 BA, three-story, elevator,
heated pool and spa, ss outdoor, smoker/grill, lush land-
scaping, two-car garage, 5 TVs-1 56" screen, 4 DVDs,
HD Cable, Gourmet kitchen (ss, granite, wine cooler)
washer/dryer, quality furnishings, fully equipped and golf
cart to cruise the Island, super location. $1900/week,
$7000/month. Non- smoker. Call (863) 581-3252.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1 BA, 750 sf apartment. 150
feet from bay. Includes water, trash and cable. First,
last and security deposit. (949) 813-4900.
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.
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.
BRADENTON, NEAR HOME Depot: Furnished,
1BR/1BA, non-smoking. Pets OK, large, fenced
yard. New carpeting. Seasonal. $1,100/month. (941)
MONTHLY OR WEEKLY: Furnished rental. Decem-
ber and January only. 2BR/1BA, just remodeled,
must see. One block to beach. $795/month. (941)
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CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace.
Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month
minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1 BR, $1,500/month.
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden Lake
condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
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.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Spanish-
style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully furnished,
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) 778-4560. $699,000
MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything. Colony
Cove. 1,600squarefeet.Views of Manatee River.2BR/2BA,
pets, 55+, five pools. $65,500. (941) 721-4890.
ON THE BEACH CONDO for sale: 2BR/2BA. Expan-
sive gulf views every room, totally renovated. 'You'll
never want to leave'. Turnkey furnished, principals only,
$985,000. Owner financing available. (717) 392-4048.
CONDO FOR SALE directly on the beach. Spacious 3
BR/2BA. large walk-in closets, 2 garages plus storage room.
$1,100,000. Owner financing available. (717) 392-4048.
IDEAL CONDO: 2BR/2BA, elevated, two lanais,
turnkey furnished. Pool, garage, near beach, near
shops. $530,000. (941) 779-0853.
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, cash out!
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car
garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000.
Excalibur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.
KEY ROYALE/NORTH Point Harbor: Two homes,
next door, in Island's finest community. 4BR/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 garage,
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) 737-1420.
WATERFRONT: 3BR/2BA Sixth house from the bay. New
dock and dredged deep-water canal. $899,000.504 58th
St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5183. (941) 704-6062.
New Price!1.2 ACRES ON the Intracoastal in Port
St. Joe, Fla. 2BR house. Three miles and you're in
the Gulf by boat! $350,000. Best deal in Florida!
WATERFRONT: 3BR/2BA Sixth house from the bay. New
dock and dredged deep-water canal. $899,000.504 58th
St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5183. (941) 704-6062.
WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA Beauti-
ful canalfront furnished condo. $469,000. Coldwell
RECENTLY REMODELED CANALFRONT
3BR/2BA with pool and spa. New floors, granite,
appliances, electrical, plumbing. 525 67th St.,
$1,150,000. (941) 779- 1058 or 1-800-757-7219.
DUPLEX, GROUND LEVEL: City of Anna Maria,
near beach. 2BR/1 BA each side, Turnkey furnished,
Separate carports, Great rental history. $729,900.
Call (941) 778-4745.
FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Perico Island, beauti-
ful, designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage,
pool. $549,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
PERICO ISLAND: 1,170-sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo with
great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Perfect renter in
place until August 2006. $345,000. (941) 792-7828.
COMPLETELY RENOVATED ISLAND home, blocks
from beach and local shopping. Fabulous pool!
R-2 zoning. Call Barb at Old Florida Realty,
(941)792-0902 or (941) 962-1298.
SUNNY SHORES, Minutes to beaches! 2BR/2BA
with carport. Totally remodeled. Shows like a model!
Two miles to Coquina Beach. View of Palma Sola
Bay. Community boat ramp. Turnkey furnished. No
deed restrictions. Perfect winter retreat, seasonal
rental, or full-time residence. $209,000. Chard Win-
helm, Horizon Realty, (941) 713-6743.
MOUNT VERNON SENIOR community. 2BR/2BA
villa. Carport, lake view, canal dock available.
$279,900. Owner open house, 1-4pm, Sunday. (941)
761-2266 or (218) 831-5689.
FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach condo. 1BR/1BA
across from beach. Furnished, 55-plus, $329,000.
Call (813)-996-2797 for more information.
FOR SALE: SUNBOW Bay on Anna Maria
Island, condominium and marina. Rarely available!
2BR/2BA, completely renovated, turnkey furnished.
$385,000. Call (941) 778-9684.
WATERFRONT, BEST BUY: Palma Sola Bay town-
house 2BR/2BA, everything updated. Boat dock, heated
pool. $379,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
VILLAGE GREEN: 2BR/2BA. A-one condition. Very
nice. $299,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
ASSISTED LIVING BUSINESS and real estate.
Two houses on lake, great for live-in owner. Has
nine beds, expandable. $725,000. Real Estate Mart,
BEST BUY LONGBOAT Key: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Incorporates carriagehouse with efficiency
loft and private entrance. Fifteen-foot pole-beam
ceilings, fireplace, hot tub. Bright and cheery.
$739,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
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THIS IS POSSIBLY ONE of, if not the most unique waterfront WONDERFUL 3BR/2BA home with lots of amenities. It comes
homes in Manatee County. Consisting of alot and half, with two with pool, separate spa and a large, fenced backyard. No deed
driveways, privacy fence with two 10-foot gates and a composite restriction with a place to park yourRV. $275,000. Call Jeff Prater,
deck/dock/lift system capable of handling three boats. Roomfor (941) 773-8227.
swimming pool, boat trailers, motor home parking or room addi-
tion. Call Gail Sterling 941-962-2374. Need a sale? Call Gail!
RIVER'S RIDGE Northwest BRADENTON: Gorgeous, newer FROM ISLAND TO ACREAGE: 43 acres, cattle ranch or horse
pool home, great for entertaining! $635,000. MLS #515984. Call farm. Two houses, both 3BR/2BA, barn, equipment building.
Janet Reardon for details, (941) 962-5611. $2,299,000. Also have a five-acre property with barn, apartment,
pasture close to Bradenton and Sarasota. Reduced $325,000. Bar-
bara Ragan 322-6203
CEDAR'S EAST: Top of the line tennis resort living! LOCATED IN PALMETTO'S HISTORIC DISTRICT.
2BR/2.5BA furnished townhome on Longboat Key. Ten har-tru New carpet, paint and A/C. Updated kitchen. Wonderful fenced
courts, Olympic pool, professional tennis instruction-proshop. yard with fruit trees! Call Melissa Prosser 941-737-2632
Excellent rental income. $525,000. Cindy and Gary LaFlamme
(941) 780-8000 or (941) 725-0928.
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LIMITLESS POTENTIAL WITH 3-4/3! One block from
the river with boat access, this ultra serene home has a very
private yard, with a possible mother-in-law suite and brand
new carpeting. Come call this house your home. Call Annique
GREAT WESTSIDE HOME ON LARGE LOT close to
causeway, shopping and schools. Ready for immediate occu-
pancy. Reduced to$ 289,000. Call Kathy Kelly for showings
and info: 941-730-3251.
SEASONAL RENTAL AT VILLAGE GREEN: 3BR/2BA
with caged pool located minutes from the beach near 75th
and Manatee Avenue West. One month minimum at $3,000
per month. Call Judy Karkhoff, property management at
941-778-7777 or 866-266-9911 toll free.
SE\SON\L RENTAL AT COUNTRY \ILL\G(E:
2BR/2BA; community pool and activities located minutes from
the beach near Manatee Avenue West and off 75th St. W. 55+
Community. Open Dec. Jan. 15th at $1,650 per month.
Call Judy Karkhoff, property management at 941-778-7777 or
866-266-9911 toll free.
DIRECT GUCiF IIF\\ SE\SONAL RENTAL AT
MARTINQUE: 2BR/2BA; heated pool and activities. Second
floor unit with screened lanai overlooking Gulf of Mexico
and sandy beaches. Open Dec. and Jan. at $3,300 per month.
Call Judy Karkhoff, property management at 941-778-7777 or
866-266-9911 toll free.
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PRINCESS MARTHA CONDO: IBR/IBA ground floor
unit. Patio overlooks sand dunes and Gulf of Mexico. Direct
beach access. Open Dec. and Jan. at $2,500 per month.
Call Judy Karkhoff, property management at 941-778-7777 or
866-266-9911 toll free.
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IDEAL CONDO: 2BR/2BA, elevated, two lanais,
turnkey furnished. Pool, garage, near beach, near
shops. $530,000. (941) 779-0853.
MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything. Colony
Cove. 1,600 square feet.Views of Manatee River. 2BR/2BA,
pets, 55+, five pools. $58,500. (941) 721-4890.
CONDO ON BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/1.BA, next
to pool. Steps to beach, private beach access.
$325,000. Call (941) 795-7430 or 228-8372
HOUSE ON TWO buildable lots near North Point.
3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Gulf, bay close. (941)
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Beach getaway cabana. Bay
view, updated, large deck, boat slip available. Pines
Trailer Park. 55-plus. $36,999. (941) 778-4820.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, Dec. 4.2005, 1pm-4 pm.
2BR/2BA, beach view condo at 5400 condos, build-
ing 3, unit 11. $599,900. Contact Louis Najmy, Starz
Real Estate IIc, (941) 713-2760.
DOWNTOWN SARASOTA CONDO: "Central Park",
large 2BR/2BA with water views. Other units priced
about $425,000, liquidation sale-priced $389,000.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape the heat
in the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western
North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.cherokeemountainrealty.com.
Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.
COASTAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA Large wooded
water access, marsh view, lake front, and golf-oriented
home sites from the mid $70's Live oaks, pool, tennis,
golf. (877) 266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.
ESCAPE TO YELLOW Top Mountain, Western North
Carolina. Easy access, paved roads, privacy, gated,
awesome views! Acreage with creeks and log cabin shell
from $89,900. Financing available. (828) 247-0081.
COASTAL LIVING AT it's Best- Brunswick County,
North Carolina. Homes and home sites. Call now!
(800) 682-9951 Coastal Carolina Lifestyle Inc
WESTERN North Carolina mountains, North
Carolina. Where there is cool mountain air,
views and streams, homes, cabins and acreage.
Call for free brochure of mountain property
sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317
Peachtree St. Murphy, North Carolina, 28906.
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase 2. Lake view bargains!
Water access from $34,900 with free boat slips. Pay no
dosing costs! Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11. Huge
pre-construction savings on beautifully wooded parcels
at 34,000 acre lake in Tennessee. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by state forest. Lakefront available.
Excellent financing! Call now (800) 704-3154 x 701.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN log cabin on
mountain top, unfinished inside, view, trees, water-
fall and large public lake nearby, no traffic. $89,900.
Owner, (866) 789-8535 www.NC77.com.
OWN A LAKEFRONT retreat. Private community on the
Tennessee/Kentucky border. Just 1-1/2 hours to Nash-
ville. Spectacular views of Lake Barkley. One to six acres
from the $40s. New to market. Call (866) 339-4966.
TENNESSEE WEEKEND RETREAT acreage. New
lake community close to Chattanooga and Knox-
ville. Limited number of private boat slips. Commu-
nity lake access and amenities. 1/2 plus acres from
$40K. Call (866) 292-5769.
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN retreat Spectacular,
gated riverfront mountain community near Ashe-
ville, North Carolina. 1-8 acre building sites from
the $60s. Borders National Forest. Community lodge
and river walk. Call (866) 292-5762.
NEW MEXICO :16 acres. $24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access.
100 percent financing. Call (914) 232-5100.
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make it nice and bright.
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Two canalfront condos side by side. One 2BR/1.5BA and one ISLAND DUPLEX: Steps to beach. Reduced to $679,000 -
1BR/1BA. Two deeded boat docks on sailboat water. Both for only before remodeling continues. Investors and builders bring your A e Hbe (941) 73-9835
$725,000, or $350,000 and $375,000 separately imagination. Gulf views possible. 2BR/1BA on large corner lot. SURFSIDE REALTY
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ISLAND WATERFRONT LOT Rare waterfront
lot with outstanding bay views and protected
.dockage. Located in quiet area of Holmes
Beach. Short walk to beach. Lot is cleared. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #516981.$1.295.000.
ESSENCE OF TROPICAL BLISS Eleganlly
casual 3BR/2BA Island home only a lew
steps to the beach. French doors open onto
a large secluded tropical yard with pool'spa.
Tiki cabana room with wel bar. Betty Arnold.
761-3100. #512612. $999,999
ANNA MARIA HOME Charming 3BR/3BA Key
West style reminiscent of Swiss Family Robin-
son. Large corner lot, quiet street. Lush foliage.
fenced, new rool, new kilcnen and many extras!
Private dock privileges. A must see! Melanie
Johnson, 761-3100. #508390. $895,000.
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Delightful
3BRi2.5BA main and attached 1BR/1BA Large
117x75 lot nicely landscaped and steps to
the beach. Rare find in Holmes Beach. Doug
Sanders. 383-5577 #514757. $849,000
SNEAD ISLAND WATERFRONT This new
listing has 3BR/2BA two-car garage and
family room. Property has covered boat dock
and 5,000 Ib. lift. Easy to show and short dis-
tance to Bradenton Yacht Club. David Tyler,
.722-2246. #514421. $730,000.
BEACH FRONT CONDO Top Iloor middle unit RELAX IN YOUR HOT TUB! Enloy a piece MOUNT VERNON LAKEHOUSE 2BR/2BA
with fabulous views of Gull 2BR/18A condo ol island paradise in your 2BR/2BA villa light and bright end unit on second floor.
in a well maintained 10 unit complex in quite surrounded by tropical landscaping. winding Turnkey furnished Glass enclosed lanal over-
area of Holmes Beach. Heated pool. Near res- paths and private seating in Seaside Gardens. looking lake. New carpet, tile, kitchen appli-
laurants. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246. s516964. Mary Kegley. 741-2500. 4512552 $439,900 ances, washer/dryer. Active 55t community.
$675.000. Lisa Anthony. 727-2800. #511245. $279,000