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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 14, No. 5 Dec. 7, 2005 FREE

Restaurant scam investigation nets culprit

By Paul Roat
Rosemarie Le Donne has admitted to and apolo-
gized for sending some 12 letters to local restaurants
asking for "some sort of restitution" after having her
own "unpleasant experience" in what has been ac-
knowledged as a scam to attempt to gain free meals.
Bradenton Beach Police Det. Sgt. Lenard Diaz in-

terviewed Le Donne last week and received a signed
letter of apology for her actions. Gift certificates or
checks she received from restaurateurs asking for "res-
titution" after she wrote and complained that she and
a companion became ill after a bogus dining experience
were destroyed.
"Her statement was kind of an apology," Diaz said,

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Outdoor movie, Island style
Some 200fans of "A White Christmas" converged at Holmes Beach City Hall Friday evening for hot cocoa and
cookies in the Butterfly Garden and the modie. iliich was poicecied .;i lhe outsllide wall of cityI' hll. Seating was
"bring-your-own" blanket or chairs and the weather cooperated nicel.. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Bradenton Beach condo project

permit lapses: Next up .. ?

By Paul Roat
Building permits for one of the more luxurious of
Bradenton Beach's proposed condo projects have.ex-
Rosa Del Mar, 2510 Gulf Dri\ e, has removed its
construction trailer from the site in the wake of a let-
ter from the city calling the proposed 14-unit condo-
minium project "null and void' due to lack of activity
on the site for more than a year.
According to an Oct.. 11, 2005, letter to devel-
oper GSR Development Principal Steve Noriega
from Building Official Ed Mc Adam, the Gulffront
development was issued a building permit Aug. 2,
2004. No permanentt construction occurred" since
than date, hence the retirement of the one-year-long
building permit without some form of construction
on the site.
"We intend to re-apply to the city and should be out
of the ground within 30 days," said Noriega. "We will
have to re-submit our application to the city, and I hope
we won't have to pay the permit fees again, but we may
have to be at their mercy."
Mayor John Chappie said, that any application
would undoubtedly have to come before the city com-
mission for review "and, as a commission, we will
address it." -

Permit fees for the project were $122,000.
Mc Adam's letter to GSR advised that the con-
struction trailer on the site should be removed by the
end of October it is currently off-site and that soil
on the property should be restored to its original loca-
tion by mid-November.
The soil was, stockpiled toward the beach-end of
the property when the site was cleared for pre-construc-
tion in 2004. No soil replacement has yet taken place.
Noriega and GSR Development LLC partner Rob-
ert Byrnes set an Island record in June 2003 with the
price paid for the 1.2-acre property at $7.9 million. The
land had held four structures, including three small
resort motels.
Original plans for the condo project as approved by
the city's planning and zoning board in late August
2003 called for 14 units in two buildings. Sale price at
the time per unit was stated between $1.5 million and
$1.7 million.

"and although the intent to defraud might have been
there, she seemed sincere in her apology."
He said the matter was more civil than criminal,
and he did not intend to bring the matter to the state
attorney's office for further action.

Expect record

parade Saturday
By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Privateers are jubilant over the prospect of a holi-
day parade that will outdo all of its predecessors in
length, participants and audience Saturday, Dec. 10.
Past parades have been impressive, say members
of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, but the addition of
50 to 80 saddle horses this year will lengthen the 2005
procession considerably.
Not only that, but other prospective participants
have been turning up in substantial numbers in the past
few days, said Greg Luzier, who is chairing the event.
Anyone has to have wheels, for the Island-long route
is too much for marchers.
There is no entry fee but the Island civic organiza-
tion asks that participants fill out an entry form so it can
keep track of the big event and for liability purposes.
Forms may be obtained by calling Luzier at 752-5973
or Liz Cline at 778-8518.
The Privateers' ship, the big boat on a truck chas-
sis, and the organization's sleigh with Santa Claus
aboard also will be featured.
All will organize at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria
and at 10 a.m. head down-Island on Gulf Drive, Marina
Drive, East Bay Drive and Gulf Drive again to Coquina
Beach, where it is expected to come to a halt about
noon with Santa arriving last.
At Coquina, Santa will hand gifts to each child, and
free sodas and hot dogs will feed the youngsters. Adults
may dine too, but the sponsors hope the grownups will
shell out some cash for their fare.:

Still time to enter

Saturday's boat parade
The big night is very near, but there's still time to
enter your boats in the 2005 Lighted Boat Parade Sat-
urday evening, Dec. 10.
Sponsored by The Islander, the parade is open to
any boat of any size that can keep up the pace. It should
be decorated with lights and other festive items in a
holiday theme.
A captain's meeting will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 7, at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. There, the parade entries' skippers will
meet with U.S. Coast Guard officers for briefing.
Registration can be done by telephone at 778-7978.
Sponsors are needed, too, and they should call the same
The paraders will rendezvous at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in
Bimini Bay, parade up the canal to Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, then north along the shore to the Rod & Reel Pier
and back to Anna Maria City Pier for judging.
A fireworks display that traditionally has taken
place at the end of the parade has been canceled this
year due to skyrocketing costs.

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Scam on restaurants admitted
Le Donne's statement to Bradenton Beach reads:
"A couple of weeks ago, out of boredom, I stupidly
sent erroneous letters to approximately 12 local restau-
rants saying that I had gotten ill after visiting them. The
first gift certificate came and at first I was happy, then
I received a copy of an e-mail that was circulated
among local restaurant owners. The e-mail was a warn-
ing about me. With this e-mail was a cover letter from
the Sun House Restaurant [in Bradenton Beach] and at
the bottom on the letter was 'Shame on you' which
brought me to the realization that what I had done was
terrible and very wrong.
"The reason I did this to begin with is that unfor-
tunately. I did become ill in a restaurant in New York
approximately eight years ago and I was compensated
with a gift certificate. At this time in my life, with
money being very tight and with the holidays ap-
proaching, I thought I would try this again, and got
carried away. I know this was wrong, stupid and down-
right horrible and I am very ashamed for what I did.
"All gift cards have already been destroyed and I
will never ever do something so stupid again."
Diaz offered the following words of advice to res-
taurateurs and Island businesses on potential
fraudulent practices:
"It would be wise of managers to be aware of pos-
sible frauds that they might encounter. This case turned
out to be an embarrassing mistake for her, which she
deeply regrets, but there are others that actually have
the intent of depriving restaurants or resorts of their
money or property by fraudulent means.
"We are a small community, where word of mouth
travels fast and is very successful when suspicious ac-
tivities arise and the local police department is made
aware of these activities. I am always willing to look
into any suspicious actions that would assist businesses
so that the Bradenton Beach Police Department. can
serve and protect the citizens."
The incident began in early November, when Is-
land restaurants began to receive identical letters from
"L. Rose" with a Bradenton address explaining of be-
coming ill after eating at the establishment.
The letter requested that the restaurant "make some
sort of restitution to us for this unfortunate event.

Villa coming up roses soon

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Three-and-a-half years after the Anna Maria City
Commission gave developers of the Villa Rosa subdi-
vision site plan approval for their 17-lot gated commu-
nity, the city is still waiting to sign off on the final plat
that would allow lot sales to begin at the development.
But not to worry, said Steve Noriega of GSR De-
velopment LLC, the project builders.
"We had some minor issues with the final plat, but
those have been resolved. The final plat should be
ready for the city to sign any day now," said Noriega.
He'd like the final plat to be completed and signed
as soon as possible.
"We've had a number of people interested in buy-
ing, but we can't sell any lots until we have the final
plat," he observed. A number of people, however, have
expressed interest and some reservations for purchase
have been taken.
Earlier this year, Noriega had indicated the final
plat would be ready in a few weeks.

Actually, the lengthy time to get the final plat ready
has worked to the benefit of GSR Development.
Two years ago, home prices in Villa Rosa were
expected to range from $1.5 million to $2.5 million.
Now, with the ever-increasing property values on Anna
Maria Island, homes will start at $1.9 million with the
top home offered at just over $3 million.
The opening of Villa Rosa will be welcome news
to the city. The commission has budgeted nearly
$120,000 in revenue in the past three budgets for build-
ing fees from Villa Rosa, but to date, has only collected
on the model home. That's not to mention the signifi-
cant property taxes that will go to the city from each of
the planned 17 single-family homes at Villa Rosa.
The model home is nearly completed and Noriega
anticipates a Jan. 15 opening date, when the public and
interested buyers can view an actual model of a Villa
Rosa home.
"It's really nice. It's going to be in the Parade of
Homes this year and that will give everyone a chance
to see what we're doing here," Noriega added.

Modeling is a
The model home at
the Villa Rosa
subdivision in
Anna Maria has
been under con-
struction for nearly
two years and
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No loophole in Pine Avenue construction

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Reports that the three single-family homes cur-
rently under construction on the old Island Marine
property on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria could easily
be converted to retail-office-residential units and by-
pass the city's requirement for a site plan are not quite
accurate, according to Building Official Kevin
The units under construction by Agnelli Construc-
tion Co. of Holmes Beach are all two floors of residen-
tial living space over ground-floor parking. As single-
family homes, a site plan review by the planning and
zoning board and city commission is not required.
If the building application for any of the units had
included a ground floor of retail-office space, that
would have required site plan review, Donohue said.
But any future owner of one of the units can't ex-
pect to buy a two-story single-family home, then sim-
ply add ground floor retail-office space to make a three-
story building, said Donohue. That would require site
plan approval and flood-proof construction on the
ground level, he noted.
In other words, if the ground floor were to have
retail or office space, it would have to be rebuilt to
conform to different flood-control specifications. That
conversion could prove costly, Donohue indicated.

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Complaints to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn about
the three single-family homes currently under construc-
tion on Pine Avenue at the site of the former Island
Marine are about two years too late, the mayor noted
(see related story).
"This is exactly what I tried to prevent two years
ago," she said dryly, when she approached the city
commission with the "absurd" idea that the city should
purchase the Island Marine property and its five lots to
preserve it from development.

Under current city codes, the Island Marine units
could be built three stories tall with 50 percent occu-
pied by a residence and 50 percent for retail-office, but
such construction would require site plan review. Inter-
pretation of that code was upheld by a recent court
decision involving an ROR unit at 303 Pine Ave.
The planning and zoning board is currently consid-
ering changes to the comprehensive plan that would
allow only one floor of retail-office and one floor of
residence for new construction in the ROR zone.

At that time, Island Marine owner Jeff van Hoose
wanted $2 million for the property, an offer that the city
The mayor brought a proposal from the Trust for
Public Lands to the commission whereby the Trust
would purchase the property, then sell it back to the
city. That deal fell through when the Trust said the city
would have to come up with about $500,000 as its part
of the purchase.
A similar request to the Florida Communities Trust

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Anna Maria City
Dec. 8, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Dec. 14, 6:45 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Dec. 15,6 p.m., special city commission meeting, with
regular meeting to immediately follow.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 8, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Dec. 13, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Dec. 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
Dec. 7, 5 p.m.;parks and beautification meeting.
Dec. 7, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Dec. 13,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,


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Winners announced Dec. 16 in The Islander!

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was unsuccessful because the property did not have any
historical value.
As a last resort, the mayor told the commission it
could purchase the property through a long-term loan
or line of credit, but the commission declined.
"Now, I have had a number of calls from residents
complaining about how the houses are too high and
they are going to ruin the look of Pine Avenue. I un-
derstand their concerns, but it's a little late," SueLynn
"Where was everybody when we were discussing
a purchase by the city?" she wondered.
Earlier this year, after the property was sold to a
private investor, the mayor tried to get the commission
to purchase the lot adjacent to the city's public works
department shed and the historical park for expansion
of that facility or for public use. That lot would have
cost the city $600,000, but would have preserved at
least one lot from development.
While the city is not in the business of "making a
profit," the mayor noted that if the city had purchased
the five Island Marine lots two years ago for $2 million,
it could have sold three of the lots.at today's prices for
about the same $2 million it would have paid for five
lots, thus breaking even on the deal, but owning two
lots. Any debt incurred by the city to purchase the prop-
erty would have been paid off by now.
"Or we could have just kept all the property for
public use such as a park, recreation area or a new city
hall," she said.
"Now, I'm afraid the complaints about the new
construction are too little and too late. The cat has al-
ready left the bag," she said.
And, she noted, the company building the homes
- Agnelli Construction Co. of Holmes Beach is
constructing everything according to current city
The mayor also observed that several years before
she was first elected in 2001, the city had the opportu-
nity to purchase the property where the Villa Rosa sub-
division is now under construction. The city declined,
saying the price was too high and there were "too many
strings" attached to the available funding grant.

Kitchen fire, sirens interrupt night

A kitchen fire alarmed some residents around 11:30
p.m. Sunday when sirens were heard from two engines,
an areial ladder truck and the battalion chief responding
to a fire call from West Manatee Fire & Rescue. Longboat
Key Fire District and Cedar Hammock Fire and Rescue
each responded with an engine as well.
A total of 16 firefighters responded to the two-
story residential duplex at 8004 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, where a kitchen fire was caused by
overheated cooking oil on the stove, according to

WMFR Capt. Ernie Cave.
Cave said the call was received at 11:37 p.m. and
the fire was out by 11:59 p.m.
Both occupants of the apartment, one adult female
and a minor, were transported to Blake Medical Cen-
ter by Manatee County Emergency Medical Services
for treatment and evaluation.
Damage to the duplex was confined primarily to
the kitchen area and was estimated to be approxi-
mately $5,000.

The year-long red tide bloom has mostly busted off
Southwest Florida and, although there are still some
isolated reports of concentrations of the algae, it has
mostly diminished in its counts off Anna Maria Island.
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota
said "Satellite imagery indicates increased concentra-
tions offshore from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor,
and nearshore from Sarasota to Venice. A favorable
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adverse effects of the red tide away from beaches."
There are high counts of the red tide organism from
Cedar Key north through the Panhandle of Florida,
causing closure of shellfish beds.
Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that at times
bursts into bloom. The bloom can cause fish kills and
irritation to persons with respiratory problems. The
current bloom began in December 2004 and has per-
sisted since.

Wasting time
The Goodloe Marine
Inc. dredge Millenium
was back in safe
harbor in Anna Maria
last week as bad
weather in the Gulf
once again forced the
dredge to halt beach
renourishment efforts,
causing further delays
to the project.
Renourishment efforts,
which started in
Holmes Beach, have
reached 20th Street
North in Bradenton
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Anna Maria Elementary School construction timeline

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A timeline for the remainder of the construction
work at Anna Maria Elementary School has been re-
leased. The following is an outline of what students and
the community can expect.
The auditorium is currently under renovation and
is expected to be completed by March 3, 2006.
Friday, Dec. 9, is the anticipated date for the
completion of the new two-story building. AME Prin-
cipal Kathy Hayes said staff members are excited about
the new building, which they have had the chance to
walk through. She said classroom furniture and new
computers have been ordered, the cabinets and carpet-
ing are installed and the building is tiled and painted.
Dec. 12 through March 3, Building 9, the future art
and music wing, will be under renovation. Teachers
currently using these rooms Debra Thomas, Karen
Newhall, Heather Bosch and Kathy Grandstad and
their classes will be relocated next week to Betsy
Kern's room, the guidance counseling room, media
center and art room. These classes will utilize these
rooms until students depart for winter vacation on Dec.
16. Art and music instruction will take place in indi-
vidual classrooms.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, Armstrong Relocation will
move all old items intended for the new building into
trailers for fumigation. This includes boxed items, such
as books and papers, and class furniture. The moving
company will have four trailers located on the lawn
directly in front of the school car loop.
Hayes said the process requires two days for exter-
mination and one day for airing prior to the move into
the new building, which will take place Dec. 17.
Hayes said teachers have received a great deal of

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
The business signs are up, the north-side road base
completed, sidewalks going in Cortez Road's con-
struction work is right on schedule and all sides seem
happw with it.
Those blue and white signs indicating business
locations along the road are being provided by the state,
making things easy for shoppers and businesses along
the road, a basic policy by the Florida Department of
Cindy Clement-Adante, speaking for the DOT at
its district office in Bartow, said the signs are designed
to "minimize the impact of construction on businesses
and residents." They notify drivers of entrances to spe-

Pirate ship, door knobs,
more for auction at AME
Those interested in holding on to a piece of
the old Anna Maria Elementary School should
clear their calendar for Saturday, Jan. 7, the date
items unneeded and wanted in the new building
will be auctioned.
A variety of items will be auctioned, includ-
ing one popular with kindergarteners and first-
graders the pirate ship play apparatus in the K-
1 play area.
Hayes said she knows it's a well-liked item,
but the expense to move it to the new play area,
located behind the new school building, made
purchasing a new piece more logical. She said part
of the expense includes covering replacement
costs should the ship be damaged during the
Some of the other items that can be expected
at the auction include text books, computer tables,
chairs, various geometric-shaped tables (round,
trapezoid, etc.), televisions, carts, bookshelves,
cafeteria tables, play equipment, windows, doors,
door knobs, carts, teachers desks, computers, key-
boards and printers.
A complete list of items will be made avail-
able prior to the event.

support from parents to help move personal items, such
as glassware, pictures and gifts from students, to the
new building on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Teachers can still use more moving boxes, said

cific businesses partially cut off by construction.
APAC Southeast Inc. has the $2.5 million contract
to install the left-turn lane in the middle of Cortez Road
from 119th Street to the Cortez Bridge..It is the main
artery through the historic fishing village and one of
two accesses from the mainland to Anna Maria Island.
APAC is well along on much of the work for the
north portion of the road: Installed storm drainage, re-
building that lane to a level that cars can use, pouring
a sidewalk, reshaping drainage ditches.
Once the ditches and sidewalk are finished in early
January, traffic will be shifted to that side of the road
and APAC will start the process over again on the south
side of the road building storm drainage, sidewalk,
ditches, new roadbed.

Hayes, and the school is working with Publix and other
local businesses to obtain more.
Jan. 2-20, demolition and clearing of the old build-
ing is scheduled. Hayes said there will only be a few
noisy days on campus, and most of the time will be
spent clearing the campus.
On Jan. 4, school will resume in the new building
and staff parking should be reestablished on the south
side of campus. The current bus loop in front of the
school will not be available to parents or buses after
winter break. Plans for bus and pickups and dropoffs
are still under review, said Hayes, but she anticipates
having a traffic-flow plan finalized by next week, in
time to notify parents before winter break.
On Jan. 7, a public auction of the school's unused
furniture, fixtures and miscellaneous items will be held.
All portables will be moved off campus Jan. 9 with
the exception of the computer lab and music portable.
Around Feb. 1, the new K-1 playground and fenced
trike path should be completed. Hayes said the con-
struction team has ordered new multi-function pieces,
which have climbing walls and slides, to add to the
playground. The swings, teeter-totters and alligators
will be relocated.
The new, brightly colored play equipment will be
fashioned with side pieces resembling a ship's flags
that have carved into them "AME" and the school
By the start of the second semester, the new cov-
ered pavilion located near the basketball court should
also be completed.
Final completion of the parent parking lot, bus
loop, car dropoff and renovations is projected for
March 30.
Landscaping is one of the final touches, and to date
it still includes plans to remove the ficus tree in front
of the auditorium. Hayes has referred inquiries about
moving the tree to another part of campus to the con-
struction building team. She said she is willing to work
with any plan the construction team and arborist David
Jones agrees is feasible given the constraints of the
site's available space. Located behind the new school
there will be a basketball court, pavilion, two play-
grounds and a baseball field.
Hayes noted that it isn't easy moving mid-year and,
despite the inconveniences, the AME staff "hasn't
missed a beat."
Even with teachers displaced from their rooms,
learning continues, she says, and some classes will take
learning on the road utilizing the time for educational
field trips.
"Our staff hasn't missed a beat and instruction has
still been quality instruction," Hayes said. "There are
no concerns there."


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Thankful season
The old "dodged the bullet" cliche has yet again
been realized, at least as far as Anna Maria Island, hur-
ricanes and 2005 are concerned.
As a rare Hurricane Epsilon churns through the
eastern Atlantic Ocean a near-unprecedented De-
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It's quite frankly been a hell of a couple of fYear.
for Florida and the Gulf Coast. Four storms last year
served only as a prelude to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita
and Wilma as they slammed into homes, businesses
and lives as never before experienced.
And hurricane experts are offering the ungodly
prediction that we're in for another decade or so of the
same type of horror.
So here's a holiday suggestion for all Island prop-
erty owners:
Forego the usual ugly ties or goofy scarves and buy
something utilitarian and useful this season. Storm
Think how much comfort you will receive as you
mash a button and button up your home next hurricane
season. No more searching for plywood, no more fight-
ing with balky pieces of lumber to bolster your win-
dows and doors.
No, a set of metal shutters won't save you from the
wrath of a Katrina or Wilma. But it sure will keep those
errant coconuts from slamming into your living room,
or your neighbor's patio furniture from soaring into
your bedroom.
Consider home hurricane protection for Christmas.
Call it a special "gift" from tropical Santa.

Santa's on his way
There couldn't be a better way to kick off the holi-
day season than this week's Island events: Open house
at Holmes Beach merchants and businesses in the "old
downtown" area Friday night, including visits with
Santa, an orchestra performance and lots and lots of
treats; the Privateers Parade and Santa visits and pre-
sents for all kids at Coquina Beach on the big Privateer
ship Saturday; and the lighted boat parade Saturday
Everyone pitches in to make these events fun for
everyone else. It's the best kind of holiday spirit
And it's just the beginning of a very special season.
See you there at all three!

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DEC. 7, 2005 Vol. 14, No. 5
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They're neighbors, too
I read with interest and concern your editorial opin-
ion in The Islander issue of Nov. 16. If there is a wedge
being placed between the traditional people and the
newcomers, you are putting it there.
You talk about the settled traditional people and
the newcomers the fact that Cortezians fought
tooth and claw to keep the village of Cortez and pre-
vailing against power and money you wrote about
the old schoolhouse and how it would make a fine-
community center and you go on and on about the
anti-handout Cortezians who persuaded the county
government to buy the school and turn it over for
public use.
Pardon my ignorance, but I do believe the county
government paid for that with the tax dollars that the
newcomers have helped to provide. The homeowners
on the north side also consist of the traditional people.
you write about and they are not happy with the thought
that the county would turn the Seafood Shack into a
maritime museum, public boat access, etc., etc.
As an aside, your cartoon doesn't really depict the
real development going on here and it should say "Hi,
I'm your new neighbor, the one who is supporting your
establishments, your seafood festival every February
and paying high taxes."
You should be thanking these neighbors, not con-
demning them.
Terry Campbell, Cortez

Debate needed in Cortez-
I am disappointed, but not surprised, about your
one-sided coverage of the Manatee County
Commission's proposal to purchase the Seafood Shack
and turn it into boat ramps and a Gulf Coast Maritime
In the past your paper has been quick to advocate
on behalf of the Village of Cortez, without a fair and

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some facts.
First, there are at least four other boat tamps
within a mile or two of this location. Is this the best
place for the County to put additional boat ramps?
Second, the Seafood Shack property is too small to
accommodate large vehicles with towing trailers and
the traffic congestion at the Cortez bridge will be
Third, this is not the last piece of available water-
front land in the County. In the past few weeks, the
county has proved this with purchases (at much more
reasonable prices) of waterfront land along the river.
Finally, as for the Gulf Coast Maritime Museum, there
is still property available within the confines of the
Cortez. historic overlay district if they want a water-
access museum.
Before we spend $10 million or more of taxpayer
money for a museum, we need a healthy debate over
the County's needs and spending priorities.
Mary L. Tavarozzi, Cortez

No to gas tax boost
I have addressed the following letter to the Mana-
tee County commissioners:
Bradenton and Manatee County are among the
most expensive locations in the state for gasoline.
Don't buy into Mr. (County Administrator Ernie)
Padget's looking for easy'increases in revenues by fur-
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Some seem to think that Mr. Padget is such a won-
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him "show his stuff' and work for increased revenues.
Don't just let him add to the already deplorable gaso-
line prices and local inflation. Make the "county's top
executive" find the money somewhere other than the
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Kiwanis Internet presence a reality

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Everyone in the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Is-
land agreed that a club Web site was a great idea. But
until Mike Snyder came along, it was just an idea.
He had several things going for him and for the
Web: Drive, energy, conviction, expertise especially
expertise, for Web sites are a really complex and pa-
tience-challenging thing to bring to life.
Both club and Snyder were lucky they got together,
for it certainly wasn't by design. After four years of
planning to migrate from Connecticut, last March he
and wife Melissa finally moved permanently into their
house in Holmes Beach.
He is a gregarious man, and has to have people
around. He was looking hard for a way to meet fellow
Islanders. Then he ran into Russ Olson of Holmes
Beach, former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, and
Snyder's daughter was a student at the University of
Wisconsin, giving both a topic of conversation.
They conversed, naturally, and it developed that
Olson is a devoted Kiwanian. A fine way to meet a lot
of Islanders with shared interests, Snyder thought. He
joined up.
He had been in information systems all of his pro-
fessional life, the last 30 years with Unilever. He semi-
retired from there four years ago as business analyst in
computer information systems but continues as a con-
He went right to work for Kiwanis. The club
wanted a means to better get information about itself
to its members and to the public, and for some time had
talked about a Web site. Snyder was their man.
He suggested that he get on with an Internet solu-
tion, and the club's directors agreed. With some help
from other members, he built a complete site just for
the Island Kiwanis Club. It wasn't as easy and smooth
as it sounds. First a committee had to figure out what
such a site should be, and Snyder created a prototype
which was acceptable.
What he and the club came up with is a central
place accessible to everyone in this electronic age, de-
tailing when and where the club meets, guest speakers,

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post-meeting reports, newsletter, and all the
fundraising activities and what the money goes to, al-
most totally for children.
"How we help our communities, in other words,"
Snyder said. "We have so many programs, such as the
current citrus sales, and helping the Salvation Army
with bellringing at Publix in the holiday season, and the
'Adopt a Grandparent' program at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, and helping kids raise their grades
with another program."
The Island Web site is linked to the Kiwanis Inter-
national and Florida sites, so information flows both
ways, he said. It helps Kiwanians who are traveling
with their visiting of other clubs, which Snyder said is
a big part of a Kiwanian's life.
He sometimes misses one of the club's regular
meetings at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Cafe on the Beach,
for he still does consulting work in computer informa-
tion systems technology for companies off the Island.
Wife Melissa, though, is not fond of leaving the Island,
for she is absolutely retired from her career in insurance
claims and is an avid gardener, especially in orchids,
a perfect fit for Anna Maria. Her travels with him
chiefly involve their four grown children and their
The Web site is www.annamariakiwanis.org.

Ten years ago in the Dec. 7, 1995,
issue of The Islander,
headlines announced that:
Leroy Arnold was elected as Bradenton Beach
mayor, defeating current City Commissioner Charlie
Grace by just 24 votes.
An administrative hearing on the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's proposed 65-foot-high fixed-
span bridge to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge on
Manatee Avenue was delayed due to DOT's failure to
provide witness and evidence lists to groups opposing
the bridge.
A group of Anna Maria residents opposed to a
recent city commission decision for no parking on the
city-owned side of Gulf Boulevard claimed they had
400 signatures objecting to the measure and have asked
to have the issue placed back on an upcoming commis-
sion agenda.

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Westbay Cove residents object to Kingfish expansion

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
When Manatee County Natural Resources Direc-
tor appeared before the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion in August asking for the city's approval for the
county to remove Brazilian pepper trees and add park-
ing spaces at Kingfish Boat Ramp, Commissioner
Roger Lutz suggested the commission postpone any
decision until Westbay Cove residents had returned for
the winter season and could provide input.
While the commission has not yet set a date when
the issue will return to its agenda, Westbay Cove As-
sociation President Molly McCartney made it clear a
number of residents will likely protest the county's
suggestion to the commission.
"We are a residential neighborhood and we should
not have huge pickup trucks and boat trailers parked
just a few yards away from our front door," she ex-
"I'm going to urge all condo owners to take a few
minutes and write a thoughtful letter to each commis-
sion member," McCartney added.
She observed that the condominiums have been
around for 30 years and "now someone wants to park
trucks and boats in our backyard. There is no reason to
push boat ramps up against condos which do not allow
trucks and trailers to park on their own streets."
Lutz said the Westbay Cove residents need to ex-
press their views to the commission. While Lutz op-
poses the plan, without public comment a majority of
commissioners could easily give approval to the county
to proceed with the project.
Even a no vote among by the commission, how-
ever, may not be enough to halt the county from remov-
ing the trees and creating additional parking. Kingfish
Boat Ramp is on county property, although inside the
city limits.
Lutz, a lawyer, said he did not know if Manatee
County could proceed with its plan without city approval.
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if the commission objects," he said.
New Commissioner David Zaccagnino also wants
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While agreeing that the county needs more boat
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return to the commission's agenda, but the item should
return for discussion by February 2006, if not sooner.
McCartney pledged that a delegation from
Westbay Cove would be at the meeting when the com-
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Major proponents of the conversion of the Seafood
Shack to public use are responding to critics with reso-
lutions presented to the Manatee County Commission
The resolutions came from the two main civic
groups in the historic fishing village of Cortez, the
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage and Cortez
Village Historical Society. The resolutions were simi-
larly worded and identical in intent strong support
for the county's purchase of the restaurant and its ex-
tensive grounds and conversion to a maritime museum
and attendant uses.
While there appears to be near-unanimous support
for the proposal in the historic village, south of Cortez
Road, vociferous opposition has been mounted in the
developments north of Cortez Road.
Opponents have appeared before the county com-
mission and a blizzard of e-mails and letters have ar-
rived at county governmental offices.
The village resolutions cite loss of historic build-
ings and traditional uses of the foreshore as losses to
the entire county, and state that a Maritime Heritage
Center on the waterfront would benefit the whole
county through preservation of traditional skills and
There are 19,000 registered boat owners in the
county, and launching ramps on the Shack property
could accommodate the growing needs of such facili-
ties, the petitioners say.
FISH "wishes to go on record as supporting the
purchase of the properties known collectively as the
Seafood Shack site for maritime heritage preservation
programming, outdoor recreational uses and.preserva-
tion of historic structures on the site for use by the com-

... and appraisal due soon

on Seafood Shack
By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
An appraisal of the value of the Seafood Shack in
Cortez is under way, and its results should be in hand
by the end of the month.
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Artists with the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island years ago painted a mural depicting a relaxing beach
scene on the north wall at the Island Shopping Center, opposite their Guild Gallery. For two weeks, some of
the original contributors and some new helpers have "spiffed up" the weathered scene. From left, Landa Van
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that when he has that valuation, he and his staff can
meet with the Shack's owner, Ham Jones, and make an
The appraisal may come in "high for us or low for
him, or it just possibly could be OK for everybody," he
said. It probably will be completed by the end of De-
cember, he said.
Purchase of the Cortez landmark by the county and
converting it to public use has strong support in the
historic fishing village, largely through the Florida In-
stitute of Saltwater Heritage. That is the prime civic
body in Cortez and has proposed that it partner with the
county in operation of the property.
Opposition to the proposal has developed among
newer developments across Cortez Road from the vil-
lage. Owners of condos and larger homes there cite
traffic congestion, pollution and other threats to their
lifestyle with public use of the property.
Seafood Shack is a large restaurant on the water-
front just north of the Cortez Bridge. Ham Jones built
it in 1972 and continues to run it in abbreviated form,
though he has entertained several offers for sale that
didn't get financed.

It has room for 550 diners on the second floor,
which has been closed for several months, and 150 on
the ground floor. The paddlewheel Showboat goes with
it, a large dining and party boat licensed for 324 pas-
sengers. The property includes large parking areas plus
two vacant acres across 127th Street. Also part of the
operation is a 68-slip boat moorage.
Proposed for the property is a Maritime Heritage
Center, including the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime
Mu seum, shops to build traditional wooden boats with
traditional methods, teaching such crafts to newer gen-
erations. and other sea-related uses. The marina would
continue in operation, and public boat-launching ramps
Opponents charge that the FISH charter does not
authorize.such use because the property is not part of
the historic overlay, which FISH vigorously refutes -
the property is indeed part of the village, it says.
The property is zoned for marina, hotel and some
residential, said its o-\ ner, and just might accommodate
condominiums. That is a prime fear among villagers,
who have opposed condo and marina development
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Blood drive coming Dec. 20
"Every drop counts," said a spokesperson an-
nouncing the holiday blood drive Dec. 20 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Blood will be received and a wellness checkup ad-
ministered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The checkup will
include a cholesterol screening. All donors will receive an
"Everyone Loves a Blood Donor" T-shirt as well.
Additional information may be obtained by calling

Don't blame property appraiser
Manatee County Property Appraiser Charles Hack-
ney has pointed out that in a Nov. 30 article in The Is-
lander on property values on Anna Maria Island, it was
incorrect to state that property appraisers had to "look else-
where" for revenue following the Save Our Homes
amendment to the Florida Constitution several years ago.
"We have nothing to do with revenue," Hackney
noted. Finding revenue from taxes is a function of the
county commission, which sets millage rates, estab-
lishes budgets and spends the money.
He explained that his office simply follows Florida
law and procedures established by the Florida Depart-
ment of Revenue in determining property values to
meet state-mandated ratios.
The property appraiser's office uses sales of simi-
lar properties when it appraises a property. Assess-
ments are going up because property sales prices are
going up, he noted.
Any change to the current appraisal laws must
come from the Florida Legislature or a constitutional

Business card exchange tonight
A holiday business card exchange sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is scheduled
for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Harrington
House Bed & Breakfast, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information may be obtained at 778-1541.

Ordinance drafted

for Key Royale

Bridge funding
Holmes Beach commissioners called a spe-
cial meeting Thursday, Dec. 1, to approve the first
reading of a draft ordinance authorizing the city
to obtain a loan for the repair of the Key Royale
The commission previously authorized the
mayor to move forward with plans to obtain $3.9
million to finance the replacement of the bridge,
for which the city will receive reimbursement
from the Florida Department of Transportation at
a later date. The financing is being obtained
through the Florida League of Counties.
Since giving its authorization, the commis-
sion was notified that an ordinance is legally re-
The first reading of the ordinance was unani-
mously approved. The second reading will be at
the commission's Dec. 13 meeting.

'Egmont Passage' author
at library Wednesday
Nino Fabiano, author of "Egmont Passage: Tale of
the Seventh Mystery," will discuss his work at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Island Branch Library.
His appearance will be part of the Teen Program
series at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Another creative program at the library will see
Geoffrey Todd and the Asolo Theatre Play Readers the
following Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the lec-
ture series of the Friends of the Island Library.
The rest of the month's schedule at the library:
Monday, Dec. 19, 8:30 a.m., Internet class, with
advance registration required by calling 778-6341.
Friday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Friends of the Library
board meeting.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m., family origami.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday ad Saturday. It
will be closed for the holidays from Saturday until
Tuesday, Dec. 14 to 17, and Sunday and Monday, Jan.
1 and 2. Further information may be obtained by call-
ing 778-6341.

Cub Scouts' poinsettias on sale
Cub Scouts of Pack 7 will be selling poinsettias
again this December to raise money for their educa-
tional activities, Julia Krokroskia has announced.
The six-inch plants from Orban's Nursery are be-
ing sold for $6 each, including delivery to a home or
Pack 7 is at Anna Maria Elementary School. The
plants may be ordered by calling 778-5447.


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Double your money, double your fun the fun of
giving and seeing your cash increase by 100 percent
while it goes to one of the best causes around.
The Lester-Islander challenge is off to a good start
with $6,000 in the kitty, the beneficiary Anna Maria Island
Community Center said early in the week. Actually,
$12,000, for Chuck and Joey Lester will match it.
Double your money, get it?
The Lesters again this year will match dollar for
dollar every donation to the Center's endowment fund
between now and the end of 2005 up to $50,000. So the
total could well mean $100,000, as it did last year.
The staff at the Center can tell you more and ar-
range to receive your donation at 778-1908, and so can
The Islander at 778-7978.
Roser Women's Guild's
Christmas party Tuesday
The Roser Women's Guild will hear carols by the
"Note-A-Belles" at the annual Christmas party at 1
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The Bradenton women's singing group will entertain
at the fellowship hall of Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Further information
may be obtained by calling 778-0414 or 778-3624.

Garden Club holiday fun coming
Anna Maria Elementary School singers will serenade
members of the Anna Maria Garden Club at its annual
holiday celebration at noon Wednesday, Dec' 14.
The meeting will be at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Details may
be obtained at 778-0523.

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The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce Tree of
Lights was officially turned on Friday, Dec. 2, at a
ceremony that included officials and friends of the
Island organization. The tree is 25 feet tall and
consists of 1,600 lights. Present for the event were
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Buyer swipes kayaks before home sale done

A potential homebuyer is accused of stealing four
kayaks from the property for which he had a contact to
The homeowner, Stephen Hunsaker, who now re-
sides in Kentucky, went Nov. 26 to his home on 68th
Street in Holmes Beach to remove his belongings in
anticipation of the pending sale when he discovered his
four kayaks missing from tl e.shed.
He reportedly called .the homebuyer, Shawn
Kaleta, 28, of Holmes Beach\to inquire if he had any
information that could help, locate the vessels.
Hunsaker reported that Kaleta told him he might know
where they were, which Hunsakeithen told the Holmes
Beach Police Department.
Noting that the phone number was a local number,
an officer located Kaleta's address\and went to the
property where he observed two kayaks in plain sight.
The officer made contact with Kaleta by phone and
was told that he took the kayaks at the request of an-
other member of the seller's family in order to protect
them from a real estate agent whom he alleged was
,'upset about not getting the sale of the house.
When the officer told him the salesperson is a per-
sonal friend of the seller's family, the buyer changed his
story, stating he had purchased the home including the
shed and all its contents, making the kayaks his property .
No money or property had changed hands and the ka\ aks
were not part of the purchase, according to die report.
Kaleta mentioned two other people who might
have the two other kayaks, but couldn't offer their
phone numbers because, he stated, the information was

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Kentucky. Kaleta stated he thought they might be at a
residence in Key Royale.
Following this lead, the officers went to the address
provided on Gladstone Street, which was found closed
up. But, through the uncovered garage window, an of-
ficer spotted two kayaks. The caretaker for the property
was contacted and the serial numbers on the kayaks
were a match forthe stolen property.
The owner of the Key Royale home said Kaleta lent
them to him.
The Hunsaker family wanted charges filed due to
the fact that the defendant did not have permission to
remove anything from the residence, was not permit-
ted to enter the shed and, further, that he tried to hide
the location of the kayaks. A capias request was entered
for four counts of grand theft and one count of burglary.

'Celebrating Relationships'
seminar at Center
Angela Tackson. author and lecturer, will conduct
a seminar on "Celebrating Relationships" from 1:30 to
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
She is author of the best-selling "Celebrating An-
ger" and the newly released "Celebrate Life: Create the
Life You Love to Live."
Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, at
the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Further
information is a\ ailable at 778-1908.

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'Social Security' makes for elegant fun at Island Players

By Robert Noble
Islander Theater Critic
Andrew Bergman's "Social Security," currently
lighting up the stage at Anna Maria's Island Players, is
as light as air. But when cleverly cast and directed by
a talented lady like Kelly Wynn Woodland, it's as re-
freshing as a cool breeze on a hot Island day. Wood-
land has gathered together a sterling group of her
"usual suspects," who play like a well-tuned string
ensemble, offering clear-cut, well-defined characteriza-
tions with a deftness that is beguiling.
Maximillian Mayerhofer, who has a corner on the
"charm" market, adds another delightful creation to his
glowing resume of captivating creatures as gallery
-owner David Kahn. Like the play, he starts slowly, but
gradually adds layer upon layer of character touches
that add up to a solid contribution.
Matching him in wit, truth and finesse is director
Woodland herself, stepping into the arena to offer a
beautiful face and figure that responds to every quirk
of this odd mixture of sophisticated comedy-farce. Too
much nervous (on purpose) business in the first scene
(she knows it starts slowly) and an irritating habit of
flipping her wig behind her ear every 10 seconds, does
not detract from her sparkling repartee as a New York
sophisticate. And she's not afraid to show her naked
heart underneath.
OK, I'll admit it, I'm in love with Robin Rhodes.
As Barbara's sister Trudy Heyman, Rhodes adds an-
other indelible characterization to her long list of con-
fused, muddled, dim-witted, dazed females at this the-
ater. As Trudy, she gets to expose her fangs and claws,
,and it's a glorious sight. Smug, bossy, supercilious,
penny-pinching, Rhodes makes her an endearing mon-
ster. The sisters spend the evening "zapping" each
other, mostly over the custody of their "ailing" mother,
who, in the beginning, lives in Mineola with Trudy and
husband Martin (Rick Kopp). She gets dumped on
David and Barbara's doorstep in Act .1 because the
Heyman's 18-year-old overprotected daughter, away at
college for the first time, has allegedly moved in with
two horny young men, and spends her days having
As Father Martin puts it, "It's called a menagerie!"
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The lively and humorous "Social Security" play runs
through Dec. Il at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. The cast, from left (standing),
Max Mayerhofer, Kelly Wynn Woodland, Rick Kopp
and Robin Rhodes, (seated) Miriam Ring and
Richard Schubel. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

deal with the aberrant daughter and Rhodes maniacal
glee at having plopped mama down into sophisticated
sister's lap is something to behold. What an exit!
In a beautifully delineated performance, Kopp
makes Martin's square, button-down CPA mind into a
symphony of dullness. You will recognize several
people you know (unfortunately) in his wonderfully
imaginative performance.
The "star" role, as written and performed, is Mama
Sophie Greengrass, superbly realized by Miriam Ring.
Schlumpfing in on her walker at the end of Act 1, Ring
makes every plot twist resonate with the savvy of a sea-
soned "pro." Her performance is a glowing amalgam-
ation of line readings, gestures and physical and facial
expressions that are always at the service of her char-
acter. Her transformation from a bitter, complaining


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cripple to a radiantly beautiful, sexually alive senior
should give hope to legions of older women who oth-
erwise thought it was all over.
As the object of her affection, famous 98-year-old
artist Maurice Koenig (Richard Schubel) makes a
strong case for the male side. A handsome, experienced
actor, he brings intelligence and warmth to the relation-
ship that is the centerpiece of the play. He takes Sophie
for a week at the chic Hotel Carlyle in New York City,
when renowned singer Bobby Short dedicates a med-
ley to Sophie, inserting her name in a Gershwin lyric.
Koenig also buys her an apartment in the Carlyle, caus-
ing further distress in the sisters' lives.
A lot of Bergman's jokes are flat, but the actors'
delivery saves them. Woodland has created such a fas-
cinating gallery of human beings that even the flattest
sections of the script are lifted to acceptable levels.
There are some whimsical script ideas, such as
Sophie's reminiscences of her husband the
housepainter. When he found out Hitler was a
housepainter, he turned to radio repair. When he dis-
covered the infamous Rosenburg worked in radio re-
pair, he gave that up!
Early in the evening, as Mama Greengrass pre-
cedes her every entrance with loud thumpings, Barbara
intones, "Do not ask for whom the walker thumps!"
When chic hostess Barbara serves hors d'oeuvres of
"Mousse of Pike with Pernod Sauce," both Sophie and
Maurice call it Gefilte fish. There are many antic ideas
at work here.
Woodland, realizing that she cannot see herself,
brought in Stan Koci to assist in the direction a wise
woman. Koci is another seasoned, well-trained pro who
helped make this a lovely, light-hearted evening.
Excellent technical credits, as always at this charm-
ing theater, are John Flannery's elegant East Side apart-
ment, Don Bailey's smart costumes and Chris Mc
Vicker's solid lighting. Go and spend some time with
the elegant fun of the Island Players "Social Security."
The comedy will run through Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
daily except for a remaining Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.,
Dec.11, no shows Mondays. Tickets are $15 per show,
and he box office is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and
an hour before each performance. The phone number
there is 778-5755.


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across the street and dive into the Gulf. A routine check
Island police reports showed the woman was wanted on a Dade County
Anna Maria City warrant for grand theft and she was arrested.
No reports available. Nov. 26, 100 block of 25th Street North, suspended
license. A man was arrested for driving with a sus-
Bradenton Beach pended license. According to the report, the driver was
Nov. 2, 402 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Ma- aware of the suspension due to a previous citation in
rina. proper:, damage customeoner on a pt- Noeer or tlie ame offense. He reportedly?, shoed
ing to e F the marina through a private dihannel re- .-.h4e .previous cilati. h officer when asked ,topro-
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No 15. 1 1900 Gulf'Drive S.. Coquina Park. bulr- pended license. Officers responded to a ine.pass com-
glary. A couple reported money and credit cards stolen plaint. According to the report, a manager reported that a
from their wallet and purse, which was left inside the man was parked near a mobile home from which he had
trunk of their vehicle. been evicted. When the officer stopped the man to issue
Nov. 21, 104 First St. N., Electrical Service, infor- him a trespass warning, a routine check showed the man
nation. An employee reported a work van stolen alleg- also had a suspended license. He was given the warning
edly by a former employee. However, before the com- and arrested for driving with a license that had been re-
plainant was finished filing the report, he was notified yoked numerous times, the most recent being April 2005.
that the van and all its contents had been returned to the
business. Holmes Beach
Nov. 29, 200 block of Gulf Drive, disorderly in- Nov. 25, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, obstruc-
toxication. A woman was arrested for disorderly intoxi- tion. An officer reported witnessing a female pass out
cation after attempting to fight with another woman in the parking lot and called Emergency Medical Ser-
and becoming uncooperative during the police inves- vices to assist. Another woman approached the scene
tigation. and confronted the officer. When she reportedly re-
Nov. 25, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House con- fused to leave the scene, she was arrested.
dominiums, information. Two neighbors became in- Nov. 26, 400 block of Clark Drive, burglary. A
volved in a verbal confrontation over a traffic incident, woman reported money missing from a wallet she left
The argument reportedly escalated to the point both in the locked glove box of her vehicle.
men became physically aggressive. Neither neighbor Nov. 28, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, traffic
chose to press charges. arrest. A driver was stopped when he reportedly pulled
Nov. 25,200 Gulf Drive N., Cortez Beach, warrant out in front of a police car and was seen not wearing a
arrest. A woman was reportedly acting disorderly at the seat belt. He was given a citation and a taxi was called
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the man took the cab a few blocks before choosing to
walk back to his vehicle in an attempt to drive home.
He was stopped a second time and taken into custody
under the Marchman Act.
Nov. 30, 5402 Marina Drive, Sun Coast Real Es-
tate, fraud. A Plant City woman allegedly gave the
conmpain a \\ orthless check

The Anna Maria planning and zoning board
approved a variance request Nov. 28 for property
at 104 Maple Ave. that would allow any new
home built on the property to be measured from
the crown of the road on Maple Avenue, not Gulf
Boulevard, which fronts the house.
The committee agreed that because that sec-
tion of Gulf Boulevard has not been maintained
by the city for a number of years, the crown of
that road is about two feet less than neighboring
streets such as Maple Avenue.
Any owner building a new home to the
present 37-foot height requirement and measur-
ing from Gulf Boulevard would end up with a
house two feet lower than the adjacent structures.
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New initiatives boost reading at AME

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Two new initiatives are set to boost reading levels
at Anna Maria Elementary School even higher. This
week, AME welcomes a part-time reading coach to its
staff and next semester the media center will kick off
a new reading program.
Becky Levengood, an experienced teacher from
Palma Sola Elementary School, has been hired by the
Manatee County School District to service both PSE
and AME as a reading coach.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said all but eight
county elementary schools have full-time reading
coaches, and since AME had high Florida Comprehen-
sive Assesment Test scores in reading, there didn't
seem to be a need for a full-time coach.
The school board set a districtwide goal six years
ago to have 100 percent of elementary schools fully
implementing its balanced reading program and using
research-based reading methods. It further mandates
having this done through a coach.

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Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, Dec. 12
SBreakfast: Pretzel Cinnamon Sticks, Cereal,
Toast, Yogurt, Fruit
"Upside Down Day," Breakfast for Lunch:
French Toast Sticks or Cheese Omelet, Potato
Smiles, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit Cup
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Cereal,
-* Toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
SLunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Muffin .
and Yogurt Plate, Steamed Carrots, Chips,
Fresh Veggies with Dip, Peaches
Wednesday, Dec. 14
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks, Bagel, Cereal, Toast, E
Lunch: Sliced Turkey or Ham, Mashed Pota-
E toes with Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Cranberry
Sauce, Gingerbread
Thursday, Dec. 15
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Muffin, Cereal, Toast,
Super Donut, Fruit
Lunch: Student Planned Meal
Friday, Dec. 16
Breakfast: Pancakes, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Pizza or Hot Dog; Steamed Corn,
Caesar Salad, Juice Bar
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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Hayes said the school board was able to hire four
additional reading coaches, making one available to
Levengood will primarily help teachers monitor
the progress of students who may be struggling read-
ers, modeling lessons and providing in-service training
and assistance to implement the district's comprehen-
sive research based reading plan.
Another program aimed at inspiring students to
read is the media center's new "Book Badge" program,
set to begin in January.
The program is made possible by grants received
from the Junior League and the Weller Grant Founda-
Media specialist Lynne McDonough said students
will. be designing fabric banners to hang in the new
media center. These will be painted with images rep-
resenting different book genres.
McDonough said the banners will help students
identify where different genres are shelved in the li-
Similarly, the book badges will make students

AME holiday performance,
dinner Dec. 13
Anna Maria Elementary School invites the
community to its holiday theatrical production,
featuring a musical salute to Broadway and Par-
ent-Teacher Organization dinner.
Due to the renovation of AME's auditorium,
the dinner and performance will be held at St.
Bernard Catholic Church.
Prior to the fifth-grade performance, Moore's
Stone Crab restaurant staff will serve the once-a-
month PTO dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 13, in the church hall. Meal tickets will be
available for purchase prior to the event at the
school administrative office.
A brief PTO meeting will also be held at 7
p.m. to update parents on school news.
For more information, call 708-5525.

Island elementary school
Anna Maria Elementary School second-grader
Joely Hernandez will return to class in January when
school resumes after the winter break.
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aware of different genres. In some instances it will help
them differentiate what makes a book fit into a category
and discern the differences between science and sci-
ence fiction, or fairytale and folk tale, for example.
To earn a badge, similar in type to a Girl or Boy
Scout badge, students must read five books at their
reading level from the same genre. Students will keep
a journal chronicling the books they have read, which
will also require a parent's signature.
The program will be voluntary, but McDonough
hopes it will encourage students to read books from a
variety of genres.
All students will be given an embroidered dolphin
patch to kick off the reading program. Then students
who choose to participate can earn reading badges in
everything from sports to flight, history to adventure.
McDonough said she would like to make this an
ongoing program students can continue through each
grade level and is looking for sponsors to help purchase
badges, which cost 60 cents each.
For more information, contact McDonough at 708-

King Middle School parents
raising funds for facility
Parents of King Middle School students are gear-
ing up for a major fundraising effort to get the new
school's media center up and running, with a cocktail
party and auction Feb. 11.
The school, whose student body includes Anna
Maria Islanders, has a 5,500-square-foot media center
but needs books and materials to bring it to a high level,
said Susan Thomas, Anna Maria Island chairperson for
the effort.
The cocktail party and auction, with tickets at $30
per person, will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at 5944 Riverview
Blvd., Bradenton.
Another part of that effort is a "media sponsorship"
drive, with donations from $1 to $1,000 sought.Forms
for both programs are in the mail or may be obtained
from Thomas or at the school, 56545 State Road 70.

anticipates Joely's return
accident that also killed three family members. She is re-
covering at home with her grandfather in Anna Maria.
Toni Lashway, her teacher at AME, is providing
home-bound teaching until Hernandez returns to campus.

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Supplying the troops
Anna Maria resident Joe Elizarde was just 15 years
old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec.
7, 1941. He had a part-time job selling shoes at a down-
town Tampa shoe store, while attending Jefferson High
"I remember the manager came in and said we
were at war with the Japanese because they attacked
Pearl Harbor. I was much too young for the first draft,
but I had a lot of friends who joined up right away."
Joe wanted to do his part and tried to talk his father
into signing the papers allowing him to enlist in the
U.S. Navy. "My dad, who was from Key West,
wouldn't sign the papers, so I had to wait until I was
When he turned 18 in March 1944, the U.S. Army
drafted him. He was given the chance to join the Navy,
but the Navy's quota for that month was full, so he had
to stay in the Army.
Joe was trained as an infantryman and fully ex-
pected to be sent to Europe to join a division fighting
in France.
But the Army has a strange way of doing things.
After infantry training, Joe was assigned to the
355th Quartermaster Rail Co., a supply unit that was
headed to Europe.
"I guess the Army thought my retail experience
would come in handy. I don't know. I was just lucky I
got in the Quartermaster Corps. I expected to go right
to the front lines in the infantry."
Instead, Joe and the 355th went to England first,
then landed in France in October 1944.
"We weren't right on the front lines, but we got the
supplies from the trucks and delivered them to the
front-line troops," said Joe.
His outfit handled all the supplies except for weap-
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Joe Elizarde as a member of the U.S. Army in
Germany during World War II.
"We delivered the K-rations and C-rations, ciga-
rettes, canned goods, food, everything. The troops were
sure glad to see us when we rolled in because they were
usually out of cigarettes by that time," Joe remembered
with a laugh.
Then came the Battle of the Bulge that started on
Dec. 16, 1944, and Germany's last, desperate attempt
to win the war.
When the battle started, said Joe, his outfit was
ordered to take a train of supplies into Bastogne. The
train made its first run without incident, but, by the next
day, the Germans had encircled the city and had
blocked the railroad.
The encircled American forces were able to get
some supplies by air, but Joe and his company were
ordered to break through the blockade and get a sup-
ply train into Bastogne.
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fired at them and they shot back. Joe, although a sup-
ply sergeant, carried a carbine and did his share of fir-
ing back at the enemy. The train got through.
But on a followup supply train, Joe almost got real
The train was going very slowly through German-
held territory. Joe and a friend jumped off to walk to
the front of the train to check the rails, but they fell
down the embankment when they jumped. By the time
they got to their feet, the train had speeded up and left
"Here we were in German territory with no weap-
ons. We figured we were in deep trouble."
They walked to a nearby road where, thankfully, a
Belgian farmer picked them up and drove them to the
nearest town.
"We got there before the train. The guys on the
* train were surprised as heck to see us at the platform_
waiting. We were pretty lucky the Germans weren't out
on patrol that day."
Joe and his company went in and out of Bastogne
until the Germans retreated in January 1945. Shortly
after that, he was reassigned to the 709th Tank Battal-
ion, part of Patton's 3rd U.S. Army.
"They wanted me to go to officer candidate school,..
but I figured a second lieutenant might not last long at
the front and the war was winding down. We could see
the end in sight."
After the Germans surrendered in May 1945, the
709th was ordered to pack up and ship out to Japan for
the planned invasion of that country.
Luck was with Joe again and he wofna 45-day fur-
lough back to the United States when his name was
drawn out of a hat. While he was stateside, he got or-
ders to Fort Lee in Virginia. There, he developed a cyst
and after doctors had removed it, they offered him a-
Smedical discharge.
The decision was easy as the Japanese had already
Joe was discharged and returned to Tampa where
he married his high school sweetheart.
He eventually spent 27 years with the Miami Fire
Department and first bought property on Anna Maria
Island in 1964. He and wife Irma moved here perma-
nently in'1980.
While he was lucky enough to bein a quartermas-

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Greatest Generation
ter outfit, he remembers that Bastogne was no "milk
run." He and others in his outfit were in on the fight-
ing every time they arrived in town.
"But we were luckier than the front line troops.
They had it rough. We got to go back away from the
fighting for more supplies. Still, they were so happy to
see us when we arrived with the supplies, it made me
feel I was doing something important for the war.
"I'm proud of what I did. I did my part and I'd do
it again," said Joe.
These days, Joe works part-time at the Publix Su-
per Market and he notes that whenever people from
Great Britain show up for some shopping and learn he
served in Europe during the war, they always take time
Sto give him a special thanks.
"They always remember us veterans and our part,
no matter how small it was," smiled Joe.
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.

"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
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A gathering of 15 or so Anna Maria city mer-
chants and business owners was led by city planner
Alan Garrett Dec. 1, continuing an earlier meeting to
outline issues regarding city regulations that impact
The group rehashed a list of positive and negative
aspects dealing with the city's sign regulations. Discus-
sion included directional signage (enter-exit signs),
sandwich boards, the limitation of street frontage signs
for businesses with two entrances or a corer location,
conformity, size and lighting.
Some concerns over multi-business plazas, which
are limited to the same signage as a free-standing busi-
ness, were expressed. The city presently limits signs to
16 square feet, including two sides. Some merchants
felt the size of signs should relate to the size of the
business. They were in agreement that signage should
be larger, particularly in comparison to Holmes Beach
where there is a 64-square-foot limit.
Some discussion focused on code enforcement in
the city and the practice of anonymous complaints.
Garrett asked, "Does it matter if you're in viola-

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Merchants meet in Anna Maria

John Cagnina, owner of the "IGA" building, who
opposes anonymity, asked "Is it right?"
And Garrett countered, "Is it wrong?"
Garrett maintained that if there is a code violation,
it doesn't matter how the complaint is generated.
Still, the merchants were in favor of "proactive" code
enforcement and prohibiting anonymous complaints.
Ed Chiles, Sandbar restaurant owner, said
"[Anonymous complainers] become the tail that wags
the dog and we all know who they are anyway."
After all the concerns were outlined on Garrett's
chart, merchants each voted for their top two items and
the winner with 10 votes was for a "freestanding sign"
in addition to signage on the building, eliminating
anonymous complaints garnered five votes, and daily
special, or sandwich boards, received three votes.
The focus then shifted to parking.
Chiles indicated his top concerns were for the city
to give credit for shared parking, recognize the reality
of trolley and bike riders, walkers and boaters.
The group agreed that businesses should be al-
lowed to utilize "common" parking, such as street park-
ing and public/city lots and that the city should pro-
vide more common parking
Other suggestions to improve business and parking
opportunities included angle parking on some streets,

more bike racks, a bike path and zero parking for busi-
nesses along Pine Avenue and in the commercial area
of Gulf Drive.
Cagnina suggested some vacant residential lots be
utilized to relieve parking problems, but others were
certain that residential property owners would be op-
Chiles said, "We've been in a 'Catch-22' for some
time now. How do we get the city to move forward to
buy property for parking?" He suggested the city has
had opportunities to buy from willing sellers, such as
the vacant lots across Gulf Drive from the IGA build-
ing, but failed to act.
Garrett agreed there needs to be more discussion
and some research into other areas with zero-parking
plans, such as Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
He is in the process of preparing proposed revi-
sions of city codes in preparation of the comprehensive
plan review that is required by the state.

Widowed persons group meets
A "coffee and conversation hour" is
scheduled for the Widowed.Persons Support
Group on the topic "Changing Roles" at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Details are available at 778-1908.


Elizabeth Beuregard Hugo
Elizabeth Beuregard Hugo, 85, of Anna Maria,
died Nov. 26.
Born in St. Anthony, Idaho, Mrs. Hugo retired to
Anna Maria in 1982 from Adelphi, Md. She was assis-
tant to the graduate art history and fine arts advisors at
University of Maryland Fine Art Department. She
graduated summa cum laude in 1981 with a bachelor's
degree in fine art. She was a member and newsletter
editor for the Bradenton branch of the Women Contem-
porary Artists.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Covell Cremation and Funeral Center is in charge of
She is survived by daughter K. Michele of Braden-
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Duplicate bridge resumes
Duplicate bridge will resume play from 12:30 to 4
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, and continue every second,
third and fourth Wednesday through April at the Anna
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Artists who meet
once a month to
practice the ancient
art of origami at
the Island Branch
Library this week
decorated a
Christmas tree at the
library with the
products of their
labors, origami
ornaments. Pictured,
standing left to right,
Ava Ehde, Laura
Beard, Beverly
Beaver and Merle
Scribner. In front of
the tree are, left
to right, Maryellen
Savo, instructor
Judy Pruitt, Brook
Funk and her baby
Alayna. Islander
Photo: Edna

Busy days, nights before holidays

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
The Downtown Holiday Festival Friday, Dec. 9, in
Holmes Beach highlights the busy, busy pre-holiday
season, with a piece of holiday action for just about
everyone almost any time, it seems.
Big doings will follow Saturday, Dec. 10, with
such grand presentations as the Privateers holiday
parade at 10 a.m., the Islander's lighted boat parade
starting at dusk, Winterfest all that day and the next,
and private and public events all weekend. The follow-
ing weekend will be almost as busy.,
The Holmes Beach affair will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Dec. 9, when carolers, Santa and his sleigh, treats for
kids and much more will jam .the Island Shopping
Center and S&S Plaza at the Gulf-Marina Drives inter-
Shopping center lights will be burning, merchants
will have open house and refreshments, the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce across Marina Drive
will have a special lighted tree, Santa and "snow" will
be at the Ooh La La! Bistro.
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra will
play a concert at The Islander office, the Privateers will

escort Santa in his sleigh to the festivities, face painters
will paint, clowns will clown, carols and other music
will play. Three big packages will be up for drawing,
tickets available at area merchants.
Winterfest will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, at the city hall field,
5801 Marina Drive, a free fine arts and crafts festival
with plenty of parking.
Privateers and all comers will parade from Bay-
front Park to Coquina Beach, 10 a.m. to noon, when
the paraders will disassemble and Santa will offer gifts
to all the children at Coquina. For the first time, horses
will be a parade feature.
The Islander's lighted boat parade will organize in
Bimini Bay at 5:30 p.m., sail the canal to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, then along shore to the Rod & Reel
Pier and back to Anna Maria City Pier for judging.
From 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday "A Night Before
Christmas" family holiday festival will be at G.T. Bray
Park, 5404 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
Monday, Dec. 12, "Dickens at the Crosley" opens
at 7:30 p.m. for a 12-performance run at the Crosley
Museum Theater, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,
with several Dickens's famous tales on stage.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, Island businessman Ed Chiles
honors his father, the late governor and senator, by
sponsoring the annual Lawton Chiles Christmas for
Kids party at his Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria. It will be a luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1
p.m., Santa arriving on a West Manatee Fire & Rescue.
Saturday, Dec. 17, the annual Lester-Islander Fun
Day will be for all comers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, Santa arriving at noon.
The City of Anna Maria's Holiday Festival will be
that Saturday also.
Saturday evening, Dec. 17, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church will have its annual Bethlehem Walk,
with as many Islanders as wish participating in reenact-
ment of Joseph and Mary with their infant son Jesus
searching for shelter. This will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the
church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Next day, Sunday, Dec. 18, the Anna Maria Island
Community Chorus and Orchestra will present "Mes-
siah and More" in its annual Christmas concert at 2
p.m. at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna

Baby Jesus to meet Anna Maria Island

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
The Christmas story of Joseph and Mary searching
for shelter, finding it and introducing son Jesus to the
world will be re-enacted by Islanders Dec. 17..
The annual Bethlehem Walk, which grows in atten-
dance, participation and Island significance every year,
is being arranged by Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
"It follows the true meaning of Christmas," said
Roser's Kelley Tribble. "Kids pay attention while
they're involved with the animals there, it's an all-,

around fun and exciting family event."
The walk follows Mary and Joseph on an Anna
Maria path as they finally find a less-than-perfect place
to stay where their son makes a stable holy.
Starting at the church, Dr. Arthur and Kyra Valadie
of Anna Maria as Joseph and Mary, travel from inn to
inn on a residential block around the church.
The "innkeepers" will be in costume as they turn
the couple away, and so will many of the people fol-
lowing them on their rounds. Some costumes may be
borrowed from the church on a first-come, first-served
basis. But "feel free to make your own if you wish,"

said Tribble.
There will be caroling along the way and a sort of
traveling petting zoo as the walk includes gentle ani-
mals along the way goats, sheep, llama, and so on.
They all wind up at the stable, played by the church
fellowship hall. It is there that the Valadies will intro-
duce their son Lance as baby Jesus. Roser's pastor, the
Rev. Gary Batey, will read the Christmas story from
the Scriptures, then caroling, hot chocolate and cookies
will be available.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
the church at 778-0414.

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Islander, is primed and ready for takeoff Saturday, Dec.
It will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, with a program stuffed with fascinating things
for kids to do.
It's all free, sponsored by the Lesters, of Wiscon-
sin and Holmes Beach, and The Islander every holiday
season. Its motto is "old-fashioned fun at old-fash-
ioned prices," and the only things involving money are
such items as food the only $1 hamburgers you're
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the Duffy's Grill Team.
The entertainment list is long, from games to
music to shows to Santa Claus. He will arrive at noon
via transportation provided by the West Manatee Fire
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Wednesday, Dec. 7
7 to 8 a.m. Pier regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-7062.
Noon- Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island pres-
ent "Christmas Selections" and a pot luck lunch at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.
5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange at the Harrington
House Bed and Breakfast, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
5:30 p.m. Teen program featuring local author
Nino Fabiano at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Thursday, Dec. 8
6 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club holiday party and
auction at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1700 Ken Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.
Friday, Dec. 9
10 a.m. to 3p.m. Book sale at Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 779-1208.
5 to 8 p.m. Ye 01' Downtown Holiday Open
House, downtown Holmes Beach merchants celebrate
with refreshments, entertainment, clowns, Santa Claus
and more. Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra
performs. Information: 778-7978.
5 to 8 p.m. SnoFest at Bradenton Preperatory
Academy, 7900 40th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
8 p.m.-- Florida West Coast Symphony "Master-
works" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Com-
munity College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 953-4252.
Saturday, Dec. 10
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting with guest Scot
Barr of "Safe Place" at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to noon Privateers holiday parade
from Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, to Coquina Beach,
Bradenton Beach. Kids visit with Santa and refresh-
ments at Coquina.

Thanksgiving pastors
Island pastors participating in the Thanksgiving eve ecumenical services at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church: From
left, front row, John Bonser, Gloria Dei; Rev. William Grossman, Harvey Memorial Community; Rev. Robb
Mongiello, St. Bernard Catholic; back row, Rev. Gary Batey, Roser Memorial Community; Rev. Harry Parsell,
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. Mr Grossman, who is leaving soon for a New York pastorate, gave the
sermon, his last for the sponsoring All Island Denominations. Carl Parks played the Gloria Dei pipe organ and
choirs from the churches combined for choral music. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

10 a.m. to 3p.m.- Book sale at Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 779-1208.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art
League "Winterfest" craft festival at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
3p.m. Sarasota Pops Orchestra "Chanukah and
Christmas Concert" with the Bradenton Ballet Reper-
tory and the Rowlett Elementary Choral Groups at
Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community
College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
351-8000. Fee applies.
4 to 7:30 p.m. "A Night Before Christmas" at
G.T. Bray Park, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.
Information: 742-5923. Nominal fee for activities.
5:30p.m.- The Islander Lighted Boat Parade begin-
ning at Bimini Bay with a grand canal viewing at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, north shore of Tampa Bay with judging
at the Anna Maria City Pier. Information: 778-7978.

Sunday, Dec. 11
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art
League 'Winterfest" craft festival at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
10:30 a.m. Choral Advent Cantata at First
United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 747-4406.
2 p.m. Sunday at Neel Series 'The New Dawn
Singers" at Neel-Performing Arts Center, Manatee
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7:30 p.m. "Dickens at the Crosley" presented
by the Crosley Museum Theatre at the Powel Crosley
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Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Dec. 13
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lawton Chiles Christmas for
Kids at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-8709.
1 p.m.- Roser Womens'Guild holiday program fea-
turing the "Note-A-Belles" at the Roser Fellowship Hall,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
6 p.m. "9 to 5" Networking group of the Demo-
cratic Women's Club dinner meeting at Denise's Beach-
way Cafe, 7224 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information:
753-9741. Fee applies.
7:30 p.m. The Bay Chorale, Becki Loudermilk

'Food for Life' cooking class
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A free "Food for Life" cooking class-devoted to
cancer prevention and survival will be from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
It will be taught by Ellen Jones, former TV reporter
and anchor who says she is the only adult in her family
without breast cancer or heart disease. The class is
sponsored by the Cancer Project of Washington, D.C.
Seating is limited, said the Center, and early regis-
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Cortez joint Christmas
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Two sizable outfits in Cortez will join forces
for their first joint Christmas dinner Thursday eve-
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"We're all residents of Cortez so it makes
sense to do things together," said a participant.
Members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage and residents of the Cortez Trailer Park
will have the big potluck affair at 6:30 p.m. at the
Bayside Banquet Hall at the end of 119th Street.
"There's sure to be lots of the best Cortez has
to offer on this potluck Christmas table," said a
FISH spokesperson.
Bayside Banquet Hall is next door to the
Cortez Kitchen and Cortez Bait and Seafood.
Details of the dinner may be obtained by calling
708-4935 or 761-7471.

and a 10-piece orchestra perform at First Presbyterian
Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Dec. 14
9 a.m. Widowed Persons Support Group pres-
ents "Changing Roles" at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
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Noon Anna Maria Garden Club holiday cele-
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"Dickens at the Crosley" presented by the Cros-
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"Ann Casale: A Life's Work of Passion" exhibit
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Photographer Rolf Bertram exhibit at the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Gallery, 5413 Marina
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"The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American
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12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

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Lester-Islander Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island
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City of Anna Maria Holiday Festival Dec. 17.
Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community
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"Messiah and More" Anna Maria Island Commu-
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Rules change, Midnight Pass debate remains same

There's something fishy going on off the shores of
Anna Maria Island. Or crabby. Or of a passing nature,
depending on your view.
Whatever your thoughts, let's hope that something
captures your interest.

On the capture front ...
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission plan to nab and tag manatees off
Apollo Beach this week. The effort is designed to check
on sea cow health as well as allow the monitoring of the
big marine mammal's movements during the winter.
"The captures are part of a study aiming to increase
understanding of the factors affecting manatee use of
industrial warm-water sources and to examine their
feeding behavior in winter," according to FWC offi-
cials. "This research will contribute to developing man-
agement strategies for maintaining a reliable network
of warm-water sites for manatees."
As you probably know manatees, as mammals, are
susceptible to cold water. As water temps drop below
70 degrees, the critters historically headed to creeks and
springs to spend the winter sorta like marine snow-
However, with the creation of power plant dis-
charge systems that pump zillions of gallons of warm
water into the bays and Gulf of Mexico, manatees
found that power plants were a good place to spent the
cold months. Apollo Beach, in southern Hillsborough
County, is a favorite haunt.
And scientists hope to learn more about manatee
movements and eating styles to help preserve and pro-
tect the gentle creature.
Apollo Beach, by the way, has a pretty neat mana-
tee viewing site if you're up for a drive. Just follow the
signs to the power plant.

... and it was
THIS big
In a kinda silly but probably important action, FWC
officials have come up with a standardization of how to
measure fish.
It's apparently been something of a problem for
both anglers and marine law enforcement folks -just
how big is that fish? Legal size or too small-big? Now
everybody is supposed to work off the same page in the
rule book.
"The new rules specify that the 'total length' of
saltwater fish, such as red drum, spotted sea trout and
snook, should be measured by determining the straight
line distance from the most forward point of the head
with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with
the tail compressed or squeezed together, while the fish
is lying on its side," according to the new FWC rule.
"However, there is no change to the way the 'fork
length' of saltwater fish, such as Spanish mackerel,
pompano, and cobia, should be measured," the new rule
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FWC officials have also dropped the daily bag
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There were also some blue crab rule changes
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stone crabbers a daily bycatch allowance of 200 pounds
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Midnight Pass update
The tale of the meandering inlet actually, it
meandered so far that it closed is again in the
Midnight Pass once was a fast-moving stream of
water that separated Siesta Key from Casey Key in
Sarasota County. It threatened a pair of homes as it
worked its way closer and closer to their foundations
and, in a stroke of silly logic, governmental officials
allowed the homeowners to close the inlet on the con-
dition that they would relocate it farther to the south,
away from their million-dollar houses.
The relocation didn't work, the pass stuck in the
"closed" mode, and that's the way things have stayed
for more than 20 years.
People living along the bay on the interior of where
the pass once flowed have complained incessantly that
water quality has declined due to the pass's closure.
No flushing of water, don't you know, means all that
yuck from the creeks and other tributaries really has no
place to go and just sits there and ferments.
Others claim that the seagrass beds and mangroves
that sprouted where the pass once was located have
more than offset any water quality issues. The debate
has been lively and long-lived.
Not too long ago, Sarasota County officials bowed
to the water-quality advocates and decided to re-open
Midnight Pass, or Midnight Beach, and started the
arduous federal, state and regional permitting pro-
Last week, the various regulatory groups offered
a resounding "No Way!" to the initial flurry of permit
Federal "no's" came from the U.S. Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the National Marine Fisheries Commission.
Phrases like "substantial and unacceptable adverse
impacts to an aquatic resource" were used.
County officials were quick to point out that the
rejection was based on very preliminary data presented
to the feds and that once the powers that be see the real
plans that all will be blessed.
The story of Midnight Pass has been one I've been
following for 22 years. It seems somehow ironic that
the letters of rejection from the feds come pretty close
to the anniversary of the pass closure, which was Dec.
5, 1983.
There hasn't been an issue that has split a com-
munity more than that silly pass. "Lively debate" is far
too mild a phrase to describe the matter.
So what does Midnight Pass have to do with Anna
Maria Island? Other than the glee that is provided by
watching our neighbors to the south attempt to eat their
young, again and again, over the matter, perhaps it has
something to do with the real concern that is offered
regarding environmental issues.
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
The cold fronts are really turning the fishing action
hot. Offshore action for grouper and snapper is excel-
lent, and the fish are starting to move closer to shore.
Look for good catches in about 40 feet of water in the
Gulf of Mexico.
Backwater action for snook is great right now. Red-
fish are also a good bet, with many reports of limit
catches on most trips, and sheepshead are starting to
flock near any piling or pier in the bays.
Capt. Wayne Genthner on Wolfmouth Charters
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ing oversized redfish, cobia, bluefish, blacktip sharks,
ladyfish and fat sheepshead, plus lots of medium-sized
reds in schools and snook; cobia and sheepies near the
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action to be excellent with good catches of bottom fish
coming from about 100 feet of water, while bay fishing
continues to pick up with lots of pinfish mauling snook
around the deeper canals and lights at dusk."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said grouper fishing off-
shore is excellent right now, with great catches coming
from less than 100 feet of water and some keepers
caught in only 40 feet. Snapper fishing remains stable,
too. Inshore action is mostly focused on reds and
sheepshead, Bill added.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said that "our winter angling season is upon us
and each front that blows through the area will serve only
to reinforce the pattern. The bait situation changes from
primarily whitebait to shrimp and artificial lures, most of
the pelagics are heading south, and many of our native,
year-round species are bunching up in backwater holes for
the duration of the season. Many days will produce snook
in canals and creeks. The mouths of canals and creeks will
harbor trout, reds and flounder as the water temperatures
drop and every dock, wreck, shell bar or ledge in the bay
will hold sheepshead. Remember that trout continue to be
off limits until Jan 1 and snook will be going out of season
Dec. 15 until Feb. 1." Capt. Zach said he took a group
from the National Weather Service office in Ruskin out
last \\ eek and caught snook and a bunch of sheepshead.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's putting his charters onto a lot of small
snook, a few redfish and plenty of catch-and-release
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said a few snook
were caught last week in the early morning hours or late
at night. Sheepshead are everywhere; hitting on oyster
crabs, and there were also a few redfish and black drum
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to be excellent so far, with keepers coming to the boat on
almost every trip. Reds are hard to find, he said, but he's
still able to get limit-catches on most days.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
lots of redfish hookups around Perico Island on the
lower tides, plus a few keeper snook catches on the
higher tides. There are also lots of sheepies being
caught by the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
On my boat Magic, we're still catching big man-
grove snapper offshore. In the backwater, reds, sheeps-
head and keeper snook were the best bets.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are
also welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islanderorg. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more informa-
tion. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear in
the paper


Mighty mack
Mike and Chuck
Goeller, of Team
Buckeye, got into
a mess of mackerel
while fishing off the
north end ofAnna
Maria Island in
Tampa Bay. Pic-
tured is Mike. The
pair also hooked
but lost a 3-foot

to become knowledgeable about matters that they oth-
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How often does water quality, clam mortality, seagrass
acreage mitigation or stormwater runoff quantity and
quality come up in your casual conversations? Believe
me, in Sarasota, it's been a long-standing dinner party
And that's a good thing. The more discussion, the
better-informed you can be, and for that, at least, we
owe Midnight Pass a vote of thanks.

Sandscript factoid
The Midnight Pass permit application requests
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former inlet and adjacent sandbars and channels to
again link the Gulf of Mexico with the Intracoastal
Waterway in Little Sarasota Bay. The current near-
Islandlong Anna Maria Island beach renourishment
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Mote Marine Lab seeks help in sawfish study

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Mote Marine Laboratory is deep into a study of the
sawfish, a unique relative of sharks, and wants to enlist
the help of local boaters, fishermen, divers and other
water folk.
There aren't many sawfish left, and the survivors
are only in Florida and most of them from Everglades
National Park north to Tampa Bay. They "commonly
reach lengths of 18 feet," said Mote, and that's about
all that's known.
"It is not known how long they live, how quickly
they grow, when they are sexually mature or how often
they reproduce." That's partly what the Mote study is
There are two species here, the smalltooth and lar-
getooth, both with the long toothed saw that they slash
from side to side to strike at fish. They especially like
mullet, jacks and ladyfish. The saws are long and sharp
and can stun, impale or kill fish. Some also use the saw
to grub around the bottom for crustaceans.
Fitted with a cartilaginous skeleton, the sawfish is
actually a ray with a shark-like body. The current spe-
cies came along some 56 million years ago, but the first
of their kind were known 100 million years ago.
They are scarce these days because of fishing,
coastal development and their way of life. The saw is
often tangled in fishing nets and they were killed to
protect the crew from the dangerous saw and to save
the net, not to mention taking the saw as a trophy to
hang on the wall. Same with recreational fishermen,
who value the trophy.
The sawtooth habitat, mangrove shorelines that
are home to the young ones, have been destroyed
by seawalls, docks, canals and clearing for' beaches.
Like sharks, sawfish mature late in life and bear few
They are protected by federal and Florida laws. But
conservation requires. information, and there just isn't
much about these unique creatures. As Mote puts it,
informationn regarding the habitat requirements, popu-
lation status, biology, abundance, distribution, move-
nments. miirauons and life history must still be deter-
Orne component of lMote's study is to compile a
database of is ti>h captures and sightings, and that is
where it needs help. Anyone who has ever caught or
encountered a sawfish is asked to let Mote know, with
as complete information as possible and photos where
Such data may be e-mailed to sawfish@mote.org

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Large boat storage project outlined

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Plans for a 330-boat dry storage complex in Cortez
were outlined Monday night by the Bradenton Boat
Club, owner of the old C&C Marina property.
Although the meeting was at Islander presstime,.
attorney Jeff Steinsnyder of the BBC said beforehand
there were no significant changes from plans discussed
at an earlier government workshop.
Monday's meeting was not an official function of
Manatee County, but the county had advised BBC to
have a public explanatory meeting and the regulatory
staff was represented there.
Allaying fears and objections expressed by Cortez

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residents at the earlier meeting, Steinsnyder said no
residential development is planned, no live-aboards will
be allowed on the boats, all on-site parking will be for
owners only.
Four buildings are planned, set back at least 50 feet
from Cortez Road, he said, and the buildings \ ill be
of design compatible with the historic fishing village.
They will be no more than 47 feet high, 34,066 square
feet, \ iti room for 330 boats under co er plus 30 wet
The property is 4.7 acres along Correz Road vi irh
water access via a main canal that emplies. into Anna
Maria Sound just beyond 127th Street. Land access
would be off 123rd Street, as well as Cortez Road.

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Nike Friendlies bring nations' best youth soccer clubs here

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Sixty-five high-caliber soccer.clubs from 20 U.S.
states have converged in Bradenton for the fifth annual
Nike Friendlies tournament hosted by IMG Academies.
The first Nike Friendies drew 19 clubs to the event,
which showcases the nations finest soccer clubs in a
four-day tournament, stressing high-quality soccer and
player development over wins and losses. Because of
that focus, no standings are kept and no champion is
The main purpose is for players to be "seen" com-
peting at an elite level, College scouts from all over the
country scout players within three age divisions.
The U.S. Soccer Association also hosts at the
same time a coaching symposium and a Premier Ref-
eree Academy during Nike Friendlies weekend. The
coaching symposium lasted three days with renowned
coaches led by U.S. U-17 men's national coach John
Hackworth, U.S. U-18 men's national coach and direc-
tor of education, and youth development Bob Jenkins,
U.S. men's national goalkeeping coach Phil Wheddon
and others. The referee academy allows 32 referees to
be evaluated and learn what it takes to referee at the
highest levels in the game.
For soccer fans, it's a chance to take in some of the
best youth soccer action in the country for free and with
65 teams and their families all coming to Bradenton,
the event is a nice shot in the arm for area tourism.

Horseshoe news
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unleashed a barrage of ringers to win the Dec. 12
horseshoe competition at Anna Maria City Hall by a
25-9 score over Ron Slagh of Bradenton Beach and
Sam Samuels of Cortez. Slagh and Samuels advanced
to the finals by defeating Jerry Disbrow of Bradenton
and Debbie Rhodes of Cortez in the semifinals.
Jay Disbrow and Norm Good defeated Jay's
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in regard to youth basketball or the upcoming Holiday
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By Rick Catlin

Water's Edge for

55-plus living

and lifestyle
Islanders thinking about a retirement
move to the mainland might want to
consider the Water's Edge.
The Water's Edge retirement com-
munity on 30th Avenue West along the
Bradenton River for adults 55 and over
is now under construction and taking
reservations on a variety of living and
assisted-living units.
The facility is operated by Florida
Christian Homes Senior Housing Inc.
and is open to people of all faith back-
grounds. Water's Edge does provide a
number of faith-based activities, pastoral
counseling and care and faith-based field
Water's Edge offers 104 single-level
garden apartment rental homes in five
different models. The gated community
also provides rental apartments with ser-
vices and assisted-living facility with
home health care and other services.
Units come with a washer and dryer,
refrigerator and dishwasher and ceiling
fans and some have a screened lanai and
attached garage.
Amenities at Water's Edge include
a full clubhouse, on-site management
and a 24-hour response team, meeting

Realty first
Trudy Moyer of First in Real Estate
at 125 Bridge St. in Braenton Beach
recently completed National Associa-
tion of Realtors courses on interna-
tional sales in Asia/Pacific, Europe
and theAmericas. The courses are a
requirement for a real estate agent to
receive the NAR's Certified Interna-
tional Property Specialist designation.
Islander Photo: Courtesy T Moyer

room and activity/craft center, a full-size
swimming pool, a general store, audito-
rium, a beauty and barber shop and daily
scheduled activities.
The community's motto is "Don't
retire, just rewire" and the spiritual
atmosphere and activities allow seniors
to find a "new way to enjoy life."
Models of the various living units
are open Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. and on Sunday by appointment.
For more information on Water's
Edge, call 748-7797.

Island Trader's is

grand this Friday
The Island Trader at 5336 Gulf

Roofing the Martinique
Work crews recently installed a new roof at the Martinique condominiums in
Holmes Beach by using an "elevator" to lower the old roofing material to waiting

trucks. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Drive in the S&S Plaza in Holmes
Beach near Hurricane Hank's will hold
its grand opening from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, during the open
house held annually in "old downtown"
Holmes Beach.
During the open house, free kid's
face painting will be offered in addi-
tion to other exciting specials and gifts,
including a free "AMI" cap with a $10
or more purchase.
Formerly known as the Barefoot
Trader, the Island Trader offers beach
supplies, home accents, T-shirts, gifts,

pirate gear, shells, swimwear, sun-
glasses, sandals and kid's toys.
The company has two other loca-
tions: the Green Turtle at 701 Gulf Drive
N. and Shell Land at 301 Gulf Drive
S., both in Bradenton Beach. The Green-
Turtle has been in existence for more
than 30 years, while Shell Land has
seven years of continuous operation to.
its credit,
For more information on Island
Trader, call 778-5909.


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Island Biz

New to the chamber
New members of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce are:

Anna Maria Island Luxury Gulffront Condos,
Joseph Maurio, 6400 Gulf Drive No. 9 and 12, 7300
Gulf Drive No. C, Holmes Beach, 1700 Gulf Drive No.
C, Bradenton Beach.
Bay Watch 7-A, Karen Homer, 1301 Bay Drive
N., Bradenton Beach.
Cat's Meow on Anna Maria Island, Cathy Seeber,
3201 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Island Getaway Resort, Rocco Lodano, 107 8th
St. S., Bradenton Beach
Sea Pirate No. 2, William Tarka Jr., 3303 Gulf
Drive No. 2, Holmes Beach.

Oceanside Health and Chiropractice Center, Dr.
John Baldwin, 6607 3rd Ave. W., Bradenton

Fishing Charters
Reeline & Chillin' Charters, Capt. Terry Frank-
ford, 3311 7th St., Sarasota.

Franklynn Floors, Frank Berndt, 6711 2nd Ave.
Circle W., Bradenton.

Billy Do This-Billy Do That, William Mullins,
918 49th Circle E., Bradenton

Affordable Healthy Insurance by Dawn, DAwn
Bivone Revermann, 240 N. Washington Blvd.,

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AWATERLOVERS DREAM! Wonderful mastersuitewith grand
deck overlooking the bay, 4 guest suites + a grand room, and a
gourmet kitchen opening up.bnto a wrap-around deck with bay
views. Easy boat access Bay and Gulf; Offered at $2,795,000.

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3BR/2PA home with wonderful open-beam ceilings,
new flooring, new doclk, no bridges to bay. Short walk
to beach, botanical park and a real restaurant. Build up
,for Day views! $789,000

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level 2BR/1BA home in a quiet neighborhood. Bright and
airy with an open floor plan. Short walktothe beach and just
stepsfrom your boat. Great winter residence orinvestment/
renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.

Kayak, bike rentals
Beach Bum Billy's, Bill Staley, 427 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria

Lawn Care
T&D Robinson Ent. Inc., Tom and Diane Robin-
son, P.O. Box 1937, Palmetto

Pet Sitting
Shelley's Island Pet Sitting, Shelley Chamberlin,
P.O. Box 4243, Anna Maria

Universal Paint Service Inc., John Kuntz, 7673
39th St. Circle E., Sarasota

Pest Control
Anna Maria Pest Control, John Durkin, P.O. Box
4333, Anna Maria

Real Estate
Anna Maria Realty Inc., 9805 Gulf Drive, Anna
Lisa.Barano, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,. 3224
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach

Crabber Tom's Seafood, Tom Garbacz, 5318
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Tip of the Island Restaurant, Patric Runo, 9701
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

Bridge Street Jewelry, Tracy Chambers, 129
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach

AAA Travel Auto Club South, Marcia Kingon,
6210 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Largest floor plan over 1,500 sf with three decks. Choice
location, private condo with two-car garage, nicely main-
tained, heated pool and close to the beach! $675,000.

hoTme luSI !rnrere loks rom [Ie beach on a highly diesir-
aie cul-de-dac Screened deir. eat-er akichen. on,:e nook.
re( room. worlnsn:p nuge garage and room lor a great
pool in a wonrnerul neignDorhood Mu.tl se' 8;-5 010I)

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INVESTOR ALERT! 13,728 sf duplex lot, with the bonus
of a recently renovated duplex. Don't miss this one!
6BR/4BA and plenty of room for TWO pools! Call today
for more details! $799,000.

MOVE RIGHT IN Enjoy Island living in this beautifully STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkeyfur-
remodeled home located in Anna Maria. Granite coun- nished condo. Heated pool, rooftop sundeck with great
ter tops, wood floors, brand new carpet. Move right in. views, excellent rental i-r, ,:..rrin no rental restrictions!
$765,000. A must see. $599,000.

Featured Sale: This home at 3603 Fourth Ave.,
Holmes Beach, sold in February 2001 for $370,000
and again this month for $950,000, amounting to
a 256 percent increase over four years. The cost
per square foot using the most recent sale is $400.
Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson

Island real estate sales
3603 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,376 sfla /
2,663 sfur 3bed/3bath/lcar home built in 1992 on a
43x100 lot was sold 11/15/05, Hamann to Givens for
$950,000; list $1,199,000.
701 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 1,032 sfla /
1,645 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1977 on a 50x120
lot was sold 11/01/05, Cohen Posey to Driscoll for
211 Gladiolus St., a vacant canalfront 75x100 lot
was sold 11/16/05, Watts to Stults for $600,000.
618 Foxwoth Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,604 sfla /
3,094 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built
in 1971 on a 100x115 lot was sold 11/14/05, Wilhelm
to McLaughlin for $500,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Holmes Beach, can be reached at (941) 713-4755
direct, or at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.

The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
SConforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
* No closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
SResidential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
hard-to-place loans.

(941) 779-2113
502 72nd Street
Holmes Beach

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This inviting 3BR,'2BA waterront residence is :: .-
lucked away on a secluded and quiet dead
end street, offering panoramic views ol Anna ;. .
Madra Sounnd and brlh the Manatee and Cortez '. i '. '' ""
bridges! Features include fully seawalled waterfront on both the bay and canal sides of
the property, handy boat davits, and two lovely seaside patios set amidst tidy tropical land-
scaping, enhanced by several mature Canary Island Palms. Amenities include an open
and spacious floor plan, featuring ceramic tiled floors, custom stone masonry wood burn-
ing fireplace, and a cheerful white and yellow'kitchen featuring maple.cabinets, Corian
countertops and breakfast bar, and new Frigidaire brand appliances, including a glass top
range. The spacious master suite offers his and hers closets and a lovely white master bath.
Other amenities include tropical Palm Bay fans, white crown moulding, new double hung
thermal pane windows, new air handler, new brick paver driveway, handsome stone trim
work on the exterior of the home, and tidy double-car garage plus carport and workshop.
Offered furnished, including a'carefree pontoon boat, for $1,695,000. Don't miss. it!
Visit our'Web site at www.betsyhills.com

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HAMMOND L-100 SPINET organ in excellent condi-
tion. Pedal keyboard, touch-precision percussion, tonal
controls and many more! Asking $850. Call for details.
(941) 527-1465.
BOAT MOTOR for sale: 3.3 hp Mercury. Approximately
10 hours. Two years old. $420. Call (941) 778-3643.
HENRY LINK: FIVE-piece living room set. White-
wash wicker with pastel floral cushions. $800. (941)
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.
(941) 778-7978.
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
grapefruit, tangelos and more. And no shipping fee. Call
to order or to receive an order form. (941) 778-3411.

SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS and Antiques. Weekly specials:
Three stained-glass Tiffany-style lamps. 50 percent off
all sterling jewelry, 50 percent to 70 percent off select
gifts, antiques, art, furniture, vintage jewelry, 40 to 60
percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes beach. (941) 779-0729.
YARD SALE: 8am Saturday, Dec. 10. Christmas deco-
rations, decorative items, area rugs, kayaks and more.
3007 Ave. E, Holmes Beach. Take 31st St. to Gulf.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays,
Thursday. 9-noon Saturdays. Christmas decorations, chil-
dren's clothing. 511 Pine Ave.; Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.
tools, knick-knacks, recliner, clothing, grill, miscella-
neous and much more.8am-3pm Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, DEc. 9-11.2915 Ave. C, Holmes Beach.

3/2 & 1/1.Walk to Beach or shopping. Located
on quiet street with beautiful landscaping and an
updated exterior. Lots of curb appeal. Tile throughout
both units and updated bathrooms. Great invest-
ment. New air handler in 3BR. $615,000. Principals
only, call (941) 807-5626 or (941) 735-5375.

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Breathtaking sunsets over the water. Private, deep-water dock
with power outlets and boat lift. River, Bay and Gulf water-
way access. 4BR/4.5BA home with over 4000 sf. Outdoor
kitchen and screened lanai with Pool and Hot tub. A Must See!

Call Bruce Meyer 941-266-8152 ','a< ,.;-
or Jenine Meyer 941-266-8303 I.' -1
mjmgulfside@aol.com ,

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THREE-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 8am-? Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday, Dec. 9 -11. Over 20 antique clocks.
Furniture, pictures, dishes, 55 gallon fish tank with
new wood stand, appliances and much more. Shop
for Christmas, cash only. 2515 Ave. B, apartment A,
Bradenton Beach.
BIG GARAGE SALE: 8am-2pm, Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 9-10. Don't miss this sale-too much to list. 42nd
Avenue Drive, W. Cortez.
YARD SALE: 8am Saturday, DEc. 10. Several families
involved. Dishes, clothes, 16-inch electric chain saw,
paperbacks, Christmas ornaments, old, dressed Barbie
dolls and much more. 409 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through
adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SALE: Fifty percent off every-
thing! "Housewarmings by Horigans" located in "Essence
of Time". 5306 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach.
SKI TRIP FOR sale: Steamboat Springs, Co. Condo
sleeps six. (941) 387-1387.
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restau-
rant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau
of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813)
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife 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 guardian
ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court
to represent and advocate for the best interest of chil-
dren who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.
Make a positive impact! Call (941) 744-9473 or visit

-- ull-Bay Realty o Anna Maria Inc.

\77*7j A wide variety of vacation rentals

from beachfront to bayfront

and everything in between!

Call now for fall specials.
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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, (941) 720-1411.
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.

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.

TWO SIDES OF NATURE: Anna Maria's largest little
beach shoppers have immediate part-time retail sales
positions available. Great store, great pay and great
fun! Weekend hours, 9am-5pm, and weekend evening
shifts, 5pm-9pm, available, possible full-time. Apply in
person.Two Sides of Nature, 101 S. Bay Blvd,-unit A-1,
Bayview Plaza, Anna Maria.
ISLAND ACCOUNTANTSEEKS part-time, entry-level cleri-
cal help: $8/hour. Call (941) 778-6118 for appointment.

S.: .> Dedicated to service
S Expertise in renovation
and rehabilitation
SIsland, waterfront and
area lifestyle specialist.
The JEWEL of Gulf Coast Real Estate
Contact Amy for all of your
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BAY WATCH Direct bayfront unit with CANAL HOME Large Key Royale home COCONUTS 1 BR/1BA poolside turn-
views to the Sarasota Skyline. Boat with dock, davits and boat lift. 4BR/3BA key furnished unit with Gulf view. Only
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spaces. Newly furnished! Very good
rental property. $579,000. Call Quentin
Talbert, 778-4800.

NEW TOWNHOME Very spacious
3BR/2BA with two-car garage. Town-
home recently built. $749,000. Quentin
Talbert, 778-4800.

turnkey furnished. Pool, hot tub, new A/C. steps to the beach! Impeccably main-
$1,100,000. Dave Jones, 778-4800. tained for your most discriminating buyer.
$539,900. Mary Burke, 778-4800.

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updated duplex. 2BR/2BA each side, short
stroll to the beach. Tons of storage and
charming outdoor living space. $619,000.

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DICK MAHER ~ 448-0758
Direct bay front 2BR/2BA furnished.
Asking $585,000.
Ground floor end unit. Deeded boat
dock and carport. $79,000.
1BR/1BA on canal. Close to beach.
Asking $138,000.
3BR/2BA. Sailboat, water, pool.
Asking $989,000.

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NURSES NEEDED for long-term home care for lady
with spinal injury. Hbyer lift. Four-hour morning and
overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.
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. Wednes-
day-Sunday. Sous chef, prep person and dishwasher
needed, will train. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
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 inter-
mediates. 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 BABYSITTER? Petsitter or dog walker?
13-year old, eighth-grade girl, very responsible. Great
with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.
BABYSITTING, RED Cross first-aid and babysitter cer-
tified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.

WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experi-
enced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid
certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, (941) 779-9783.

LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable, live-in
care for your loved one. Excellent references. Please,
call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.

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.
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. Expe-
rienced certified technician for communication elec-
tronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades,
maintenance, repairs,-tutoring and training. Call
Robert, (941) 778-3620.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. License #CGCO61519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCardNisa.
(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
(941) 730-4477.
SANDY'S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional cleaning
and decorating island references available. For unbeat-
able service, call 798-9484.

APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air condition-
ers, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal,
other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus
years experience. (941) 650-9293.

MR. BILLS HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

'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 appoint-
ment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years expe-
rience. References available. For a reasonable price,
call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.

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Activities Pools, Tennis, Arobics, Cards and More.
Two Miles to Gulf Beaches.
803 AUDUBON DRIVE: 1BR/1BA Condo with many upgrades.
Great views. $315,000.
503 SANDERLING CIRCLE: 2BR/2BA Villa. Many fine upgrades,
glassed lanai and deck, one-car garage. $395,000
1265 SPOONBILL LANDINGS: 2BR/2BA villa. Lakefront, glassed
lanai, one-car garage. Mint condition, new roof and siding.
1227 EDGEWATER CIRCLE: Direct bay front condo.
Beautiful views, decorator furnishings included, vaulted ceilings.

My newest Perico Island listing 11339 Perico Isles Circle
Exciting, single family home. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Large, heated pool and spa, inviting front porch, in home owners
association club house, exercise room, tennis, pool, club room:
Only $524,000.

Immaculate 2BR-2BA villa on a corner lot. Close to beaches,
shopping and restaurants. Amenities include pool, shuffle board,
putting green. Pool conveniently located close to your back door.
Beautifully kept neighborhood. Available-for $289,000.
Call Piroska Planck 941-730-9667
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.

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This 2BR/2BA elevated home
with fireplace, deeded boat slip
and a view of the canal from
your front balcony. Ready for
your personal touches. Call
Evelyn Mitchell for your showing!
Offered at $799,999.


Ken Jad
941 778-0455 Kathy
9906 Gulf Drive Mauree
Anna Maria Kate Ei
www.greenreal.com Evelyn

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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SINCE 1957
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lib. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
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ish. Will teach conversational or advanced Spanish
to groups or individuals at home or your choice of
location. Recently retired, reasonable rates. Call (941)
778-2215 for appointment.
ISLAND CLEANING GIRL: Local references. Pay by the job,
not by hour. Home (941) 778-4284. Cell (941) 705-1191.
JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES: Painting, home repair, tile,
car audio, alarms, custom wheels. Free estimates, fair
prices. Call Scott, (941) 720-4873.
RON'S SURF KAYAKING lessons: Free introductory
lesson for rolling and playing in the surf. Call 778-4123.
NEED A HAND? Call us today, we can help. Carpen-
try, doors, windows, drywall, painting, cabinets, gen-
eral clean up. We're handy! Lowell, Randy Young. (941)
720-1644 or (941) 720-3169.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941) 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
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.

tion. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irriga-
tion. 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.

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sf master suite plus home office. Or 3BR/3BA with five year old
guest quarters. $1,500,000.
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power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna
Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

lation. 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.
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993.
License #CRC 035261.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates,
no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water
meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. License #CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better
Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured.and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET,. LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free
estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Cover-
ings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.


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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. Life-
time warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home
consultation. Island references, 15 years experience.
(941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter.
Call 518-3316.or 778-6898.

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Masonry, tile. 30 years experience. Yes, I do show up!
(941) 778-3904.

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.

RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock
Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer,
garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting.
One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly
or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:
1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
captko462 @aol.com.
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus 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, 1BR/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. www.wagnerrealty.com.

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COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next to
Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now. (941)
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, Florida.
Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach
3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with
ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi,
granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi
in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully
equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/
monthly 813-277-4336.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beau-
tiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through April. One
block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA. Utilities
included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.

THE PALMS: 1 BR/BA, pet friendly. $800/month, first,
last, deposit. Available now! 1813 51st St., A Paradise
Realty, (941) 778-4800.
boat dock, short walk to beach. Modern with large rooms.
$1,000/month, first, last and deposit. (727) 784-3679.

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.
location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006.
Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet area
of Island with open floor plan and large terrace over-
looking the Gulf. From $1,750/week with discounted
monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.

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 community. $1,700/month. Suncoast
real estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

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, January,
February, March and April. Cheerful, 1BR/1BA, non-
smoking apartment. North-end Anna Maria Island.
$1,700/month, plus tax, (941) 778-5445.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to
beach,clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or
(941) 794-2912.

GULFFRONT CONDO, GROUND level. Breathtaking sun-
sets. Furnished 2BR/1 BA. Walk to restaurants, shops, gro-
cery, trolley. Winter/spring dates available. $2,000/month/
$600/week. (813) 264-0639 or (352) 592-5870.
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
IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult community,
Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces pool with canal
view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full kitchen. Three-
month minimum, $2,100/month, deposit required. (336)
210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.
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SEASONAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria. Ele-
vated, available December through April. Short block
to beach. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. High ceiling living
area. $2,000-$2,500. (813) 689-1880.
SEASONAL RUNAWAY BAY: 1 BR/1BA 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, fur-
nished. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 788-6066.
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.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1 BR/1 BA
or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. (941) 778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
SEASONAL, JANUARY, February and March.
$1.,500/month, plus tax. One-bedroom apartment, very
nice. West of Gulf Drive. Anna Maria City. (941) 778-4499.
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.
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,
1 BR/1 BA, non-smoking..Pets OK, large, fenced yard. New
carpeting. Seasonal. $1,100/month. (941) 778-7980.
Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month mini-
mum. 2BR, $2,000/month.
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 bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com..
THE PALMS: 1 BR/1 BA, pet friendly, $900/month, first,
last, deposit. Available now! 181.3 51st St., Bradenton.
(941) 320-1419.

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal, seasonal rental:
2BR/2BA on north end of Oak Avenue. Recent,
entire renovation with new kitchen and baths. One
block to beach. Boat dock and davits. Pets welcome.
$2,500-$3,500/month. (813) 545-9490.
600 SF OFFICE: $500/month. 900 sf office, garage,
storage, two-10 foot overhead doors. $750/month.
8799 Cortez Road. 1(800) 952-1206.
2BR/2BA VILLA, Terra Ceia Golf and Country Club. All new.
1,600 sf, vaulted ceiling, garage. All utilities and cable. Janu-
ary and February 2006. (941) 792-4981 or (419) 350-2518.
2BR/2BA VILLA, Morningside. 1,200 sf, all new.
Enclosed lanai, deck, gas grill. Community pool, utili-
ties and cable included. January 2006. (941) 792-4981
or (419) 350-2518.
ENJOY A WONDERFUL view of bayou and Tampa
Bay. 2BR/2BA condo, pool, tennis. $3,500/month, less
10 percent with ad. (941) 792-6964.
2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM for rent: Imperial House
second-floor unit overlooking Intracoastal Waterway.
Walk to beaches, dining and shopping. Fully furnished.
Three-month minimum, 55-plus community. Nonsmok-
ers please. $2800/mo. Call Jonathan Wright with Surf-
side Realty, (941) 798-91.91.

2BR/1.5BA, BEAUTIFUL DECK, many coconut palms,
steps to the beach. $1,890/month. Dec. 15 until end of
March. (941) 448-0995.

CUTE AS A BUTTON: 2BR/2BA house on Gulffront lot.
All newly decorated with washer/dryer, new tile, etc.
$1,200/month. 1BR apartment, $700/month. Dolores
M. Baker Real Estate, (941) 778-7500.
THE PALMS RENTAL: Gated 3BR2BA, fabulous lake
view. Open kitchen, cathedral ceiling, balcony. Pool,
fitness, more. Five minutes to beach, no pets or smok-
ers. First, last and deposit. $1,075/month. 4820 51st
St., Bradenton. (941) 792-7180.

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.

deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa
Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

HOLMES BEACH: Xmas or investment. Unique 1958,
2000 sf 3BR/2BA. Detached efficiency. Walk to boat
dock. $625,000 or best offer by January. Buyers only.
Co-op? (513) 378-9100.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL : One and two bedroom
condos. Pool. beach access, fully equipped. $500/week and
$600/week. Dutch clean, mom and pop. (941) 778-1915
MONTHLY OR WEEKLY: Furnished rental. December
and January only. 2BR/1 BA, just remodeled, must see.
One block to beach. $795/month. (941) 807-5449.
1BR/1BA, $1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month.
Nonsmoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (775)
825-9492. otuohy@prodigy.net.
homes, villas, condos. $2,500-$3,500/month. Bark and
Company Realty Inc. (941) 778-5900.

ANNUAL RENTAL AT 5400 Condominium. Large
1 BR/1 BA with glass-enclosed lanai, ground-level unit,
pools. No pets. $850/month. Call Carla Price, (941)
720-8746. Bark and Company Realty Inc.
BAY WATER VIEW: Sandpiper, 55 plus. 2BR/1BA
remodeled, covered parking. Annual $650/month. First,
last and deposit. Turnkey. Cell, (941) 545-8923.
BEACH JUST STEPS away: Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer,
courtyard, BBQ, pets OK. $475/week. Call (941) 778-1098.
SEASONAL RENTALS: Burgundy 1 BR/1BA, heated pool,
tennis. Available now and January, February and March,
2006. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
PALMA SOLA BAY Townhouse: 2BR/2BA, heated pool
and boat slip. $1,000/month, December 2005. $2,800,
March 2006. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090

Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
761-0444.1BR, $1,500/month. (941) 752-1737.
turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets OK.
$27,500. (941) 721-4890.

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

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!

garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000. Excali-
bur 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! (850) 827-2574.

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.

DUPLEX, GROUND LEVEL: City of Anna Maria, near
beach. 2BR/1BA each side, Turnkey furnished, Sepa-
rate carports, Great rental history. $729,900. Call (941)


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FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Perico Island, beautiful,
designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage, pool.
$549,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
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. Com-
munity boat ramp. Turnkey furnished. No deed restric-
tions. Perfect winter retreat, seasonal rental, or full-time
residence. $209,000. Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty,
(941) 713-6743.

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.
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)
OPEN HOUSE: 131 51st St., Holmes Beach.
1pm-4pm, Friday, Dec. 9. Mike Norman Realty,
(941) 778-6696.
BRADENTON BEACH HOUSE: concrete block,
zoned commercial in old, historical district. 75x100
foot lot. 114 Third St. S., Bradenton Beach. (941)
RUNAWAY BAY: 2BR/2BA, ground-floor, end unit,
southern exposure. $475,000. Country Village,
1 BR/1 BA. Ground-floor, end unit with garage. $135,000.
(941) 730-2935.

OPEN HOUSE: 10am-3pm Saturday, Dec. 10. New
home in central Bradenton $139,900. Move in now. You
won't find a better bargain in Florida housing than this
beautiful new Key Largo model, designed exclusively
for Sunshine Communities by Palm Harbor Homes.
3BR/2BA, central heat and air conditioning, with room
for guests or computer/sewing room. Gourmet kitchen
package with all GE appliances. Front porch, spacious
family room, utility room, landscaping with sprinkler
system. Cortez Windmill Village, a 55+ community.
3301 Cortez Rd. W,. Bradenton. Contact Neil John-
son (941) 756-7068, or see the New Key Largo at

1pm-4pm, Thursday, Dec. 8. Triplex in Holmes
Beach on 100x110 foot R2 lot, zoned for multi-fam-
ily residential. Concrete block construction. Expand
and renovate or build two large, new homes.
Heated pool. Long rental history. Two-hundred feet
to beach and west of Gulf Drive at 110 72nd
St. Offered at $1,095,000. Call Barry Gould (941)
448-5500 or Ted Schlegel (941) 518-6117. Island.
Vacation Properties.

garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000. Excali-
bur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.

HOME FOR SALE: ZONED R-2, 2BR/2BA, screened
porch, fruit and ornamental trees, close to shopping
center. One block to beach. (941) 778-7884.
VILLAGE GREEN: 6608 12th Ave. W., 2BR/2BA villa.
Two-car garage. Completely updated. Open Sunday,
Dec. 11. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.

deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa
Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

Holmes Beach on 100x110 foot R2 lot, zoned for
multi-family residential. Concrete block construc-
tion. Expand and renovate or build two new large
homes. Heated pool. Long rental history. Two hun-
dred feet to beach and west of Gulf Drive at 110
72nd St. Offered at $1,095,000. Call Barry Gould
(941) 448-5500 or Ted Schlegel (941) 518-6117.
Island Vacation Properties. Open house, 1pm-4pm,
Thursday, Dec. 8.
BRAND NEW: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Great North
Port location, tile floors, wood cabinets, jetted tub,
family, living room, 2,784 sf. $319,000. Roxanne
Moore, Prudential Village Realty. (941) 626-3926. View
at www.twomoores.com.
NORTH PORT BUILDING lot: great location, area of
new homes. $49,000. Oversize Englewood investment
lot near projected Target and Lowes. $49,000. Rox-
anne Moore, Prudential Village Realty. (941) 626-3926.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: includes real estate and
owner's separate living quarters. $729,000. Call Fred
for details. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
FAMILY COMPOUND: Centrally located in Bradenton
on private lake. Consists of one new 5BR/2.5BA, 3,200
sf home, one 5BR/2BA older home, 1 BR cottage, sep-
arate building lot. $1,100,000. Real Estate Mart, (941)
LONGBOAT: UNIQUE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
located on north end in historic village. Has 400 sf
main bedroom suite with sun deck, wet bar, wine
cooler, 15-foot ceilings and lots of French doors and
private entrance. $729,000. Real Estate Mart, (941)
Sandwedge to beach. Updated appliances, renovated,
new air handlers, both units. Secluded location, close
to downtown, great landscaping. $650,000. Principals
only. (941) 794-9940.

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Oiei liurcatiton n a great cul-de-sac must inree birb.kk Irom ihen
beach 3BR'2BA. screened del ikearl-in 'hchen, adning room
office area. rec room. w-rsriop, oversiaid ro-car garage. room
tor a large pool. greal locaron' $875 000

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trom your boat slip. $575 000.

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Cathledrai celings, greaT anirtiorta 10 ailI large garger wrt, room
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Old Bridge Village Bay Drive South on Sarasota Bay
Two spectacular 3 b/r, 3 bath furnished apartments on Sarasota Bay.
Sweeping water'views with private boat slips, lap pool, garden magic. Great
rooms, soaring windows, high ceilings, open plan kitchens, granite tops.
Top-of-the-line appliances, baths with double sinks, walk-in closets.
One block from white sand Coquina beach and historic Bridge Street shops.
'From $950,000
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort 1325 Gulf Drive North
Six new condo/hbtel furnished apartments for sale with construction pric-
ing. 2 b/r, 2 bath furnished apartments with March 2006 Occupancy. Three
resale Gulf View efficiency & 2 b/r, 2 bath furnished units with cash flow.
Beach-to-Bay with boat slips, pools, spas in lush tropical garden setting.
Professionally managed by Resort Quest, with excellent rates and occupancy
From $475,000.

Tradewinds-Resort 1603 Gulf Drive North
Two extraordinary condo/hotel apartments for resale. Charming 1 b/r, 1 bath
furnished apartments with immediate occupancy. Beach-to-Bay with Bay
front pool and fishing pier. Professionally managed by Resort Quest, with
excellent rates and occupancy
From $375,000

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Beach getaway cabana. Bay
view, updated, large deck, boat slip available. Pines
Trailer Park. 55-plus. $36,999. (941) 778-4820.
CHARMING HISTORIC HOME: Palmetto, one block
from water. 3BR/1.5BA. Renovated, tile and hardwood
floors, 10-foot ceilings. Oak and fruit trees on two city
lots. Byowner. $245,000. (941)807-5209.

lakefront home sites on beautiful Horsehead
Lake in the middle of the lower peninsula.
Reduced pricing to year's end on select lots. Great
investment! Call 1-800-334-2764.
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)
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.
water-access, marsh-view, lakefront, and golf-ori-
ented home sites from the mid-$70's. Live oaks, pool,
tennis, golf. (877) 266-7376

Carolina, where there is cool mountain air, views and
streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Call for free bro-
chure of mountain property sales, (800) 642-5333.
Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy, N.C
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.
COASTAL LIVING AT its best: Brunswick County,
N.C. Homes and home sites. Call now! 1(800)
682-9951. Coastal Carolina Lifestyle Inc.
and colorful fall foliage! Western North Carolina moun-
tains, homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cher-
okee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free bro-
chure (800) 841-5868.
custom William Poole home in private, gated
neighborhood. Community center, pool, tennis, and
lighted sidewalks. $625,000. (843) 252-7645.
jfward @ hargray.com.
EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale: one
hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Great for
enjoyment or investment 19.5 acres, $6,142 down.
$510/month. Information,call Glenn (850) 545-4928.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. area acreage, one-eight acre
mountain-view and river-front home sites from the
$60s. Gated community, custom lodge. Near.natural
hot springs. Don't miss out! Call (866) 292-5762.

GRAND OPENING SALE Phase 2. Lake-view
bargains! Water access from $34,900 with free
boat slips. Pay no closing costs! Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 10-11 .Huge pre-construction sav---
ings on beautifully wooded parcels at 34,000-acre
lake in Tennessee. Enjoy unlimited water rec-
reation. Surrounded by state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing! Call now (800)
704-3154 ext. 701.
Kentucky border. One to six acres from the $40s.
Incredible lake and sunset views. Own a private lake-
front retreat. Call today. (866) 339-4966.
nooga. Beautiful new lakeside community. One-five-
acre home sites from the $40s. Limited number-
of private boat slips. Call for appointment. (866)
waterfront parcels from only $9,900! Cabin pack-
age from $64,900! 4.5 acres suitable for four
homes and docks only $99,900! All properties are
new to the market! Call toll-free (866) 770-5263,
ext. 8.

MONTANA LAND AUCTION: Jan. 5, 2006. Pro-
vides good income and fantastic wildlife habitat,
+/- 1574.44 acres offered in three tracts, min-
eral rights included. (406) 485-2399 or (406)
485-3698. www.montanalandauctions.com.

T" .. .. Elevated 2BR/2BA
1 Tare ,a each side. Skylights
o-l make it nice and bright.
SPlenty of storage.

Only $699,000.

Two canalfront condos side by side. One 2BR/1.5BA and one DUPLEX ACROSS FROM BEACH 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/i1BA.
1BR/1BA. Two deeded boat docks on sailboat water. Both for Furnished units and well maintained inside and out. Large privacy A v e H Utke, RePator (941) 713-9835
only $725,000, or $350,000 and $375,000 separately. fenced yard and each unit offers deck and screened porch. SURFSIDo REALTY

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