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Skimming the news ... Greatest Generation: Jack Mead, page 16-A.
2005 sports, page 1-B.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 14, No. 9 Jan. 4, 2006 FREE
Islander(s) of the year: Privateers!
If there is a symbol for Anna Maria Island, it is the
sword-wielding, cannon-firing, ship-riding crew of the
Anna Maria Island Privateers.
And for all the good they do year after year, this
year stood out for their extra efforts on behalf of one
unfortunate little boy.
It only took a phone call to bring the Privateers and
their ship to greet a young boy with a failing heart on
a "wish" trip to Anna Maria Island. And it wasn't just
a greeting for little Tyler and his siblings and parents.
They were treated to an Island tour aboard ship, es- B
corted to dinner, and made honorary Privateers and .
"Captain" Tyler was invited to return and take over the Li
It was a selfless and remarkable gesture that sym-
bolized hope for Tyler and filled his little heart with
love for our Island paradise. They helped give him so
many reasons to return and hope. I e
The Privateers also came to the rescue for Hurri-
cane Katrina relief, collecting needed items and trans-
porting them to Tampa where other pirate crews as-
sembled donations for air-transport to awaiting relief
teams in the northern Gulf Coast.
Next, the Privateers agreed to manage a memorial ..Hi B
scholarship fund for an Island teen who was tragically
killed in a car crash. The fund for Bridget Miller is still
growing and promises to be an annual scholarship for
students hoping for medical careers. It will be a great
addition to the many scholarships the Privateers award
to local youths every year in July. Privateers passing down the Island
Their successful extension program at Manatee The Anna Maria Island Privateers and their trademark ship are the feature of two parades ilt V 'spoin ,' r ever
PLEASE SEE PRIVATEERS, NEXTPAGE year on Anna Maria Island.
This pirate playground is about to set sail to a new home. The item is up for auction Saturday, Jan. 7 at Anna
Maria Elementary School. Bidding will start at 9 a.m. that day in the school's former cafeteria. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
Islanders fall-short of challenge
The $50,000 challenge drew only a bit more than
half of x hat the challengers hoped by the time it ended
at midnight Saturday.
Chuck and Joey Lester of Holmes Beach made
their annual offer to match dollar-for-dollar all contri-
butions up to a total of $50,000 to the Anna Maria Is-
latctCYfrf'ri0it'ehfre'th ea6iTiTeift .0idd 'tIr6igh the
end of 2005.
The end came and left the total dangling at $27,062
at midnight Dec. 31.
Last year donors came through with flying colors
and open wallets, for a bit more than the $50,000,
PLEASE SEE CHALLENGE, NEXT PAGE
Bid on AME
By Diana Bogan
All remaining surplus from the former Anna Maria
Elementary School building, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will be auctioned starting at 9 a.m. Saturday,
Holzman Auctioneers have been hired by the Mana-
tee County School District to facilitate the auction, which
will take place in the former school cafeteria.
Items up for bid include:
The contents of 35 classrooms, including televi-
sions, video cassette recorders, file cabinets, teacher
and student desks, tables, bookshelves, cubbies, chalk-
boards, library shelving and other miscellaneous furni-
Folding lunchroom tables, steam table, stove,
Air-conditioning units, glass showcase, water
Audio production equipment.
Two exterior marquee signs, school facade name
letters, hundreds of flat stones from building entrance.
Skutt ceramic kiln.
Outdoor flagpole, playground plank, benches.
A minimum of 10 percent of the bid price must be
presented at auction time and acceptable forms of pay-
ment include cash, Visa and MasterCard.
For more information, call 377-6310. Details and
photographs are available online at www.
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2-A 0 JAN. 4, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
Juveniles charged for vandalizing school property
Three Island juveniles, ages 12-13, were arrested
for breaking 10 windows and spray-painting graffiti on
the exterior walls, windows and doors at Anna Maria
Elementary School over winter vacation.
According to the report, a woman told police her
nephews had been overheard discussing vandalism
they had seen while on the school campus where they
had gone to play.
After visiting the school property, and verifying an
act of vandalism had occurred, the woman apprised her
sister and brother, the parents of both boys, in addition
to notifying police.
The incident was reported to police Dec. 25, and
the following day both parents contacted the police
department to report their sons' admission of involve-
One boy admitted to his mother, and later police,
that he had thrown nails and rocks through windows,
but said he had not spray-painted graffiti.
The other boys admitted involvement to their fa-
ther, who brought them to the police station. The boys
admitted to contributing to both vandalizing the win-
dows and painting some of the graffiti.
The boys told police that another juvenile, a 13-
year-old girl, was at the school with the spray paint.
According to the report, she had painted some of the
graffiti' and when she saw the other juveniles, she
showed them what she had done. At that time the boys
Challenge falls short for 2005.'
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
meaning the Center added $100,000 to its endowment
fund through nsi program.
That fund is apart from the Center's continuing
operations fund which finances programs, and from the
capital fund which pays for expansion and improve-
ments to the building
'Colnributions have niot been shut off, the Center
hastened to state. Late contributors may visit the Cen-
ter at 407 Magnolia Ave., Ainni Tari.t. or diScuss it
with staff there at 778-1908 or co-sponsoring islander
newspaper at 778-7978.
chose to join her and participate in further vandalizing
Police called the female juvenile and her mother
voluntarily brought the girl to the station.
Three of the four juveniles involved voluntarily
returned to the station after the Christmas holiday and
were taken into custody and transported to the Mana-
tee County Juvenile Assessment Center. The fourth,
who is currently out of town, will surrender upon re-
turning to the Island.
The juveniles are charged with felony trespassing
- trespassing on a posted construction site and crimi-
Privateers are Islanders of year
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
High School, Privateens, was carried forward to the
University of Florida by MHS graduates this year.
Picaroon, the UF chartered club name, is synonymous
with Privateer, and offers students at UF community
service opportunities with the added intrigue of pirate
The Privateers accomplished all this and more in
2005. Their annual Snooks Adams Kids Day event at
the end of the school year; monthly "thieves markets"
in seaso6i;the Islandwide Blood Drive; the Fourth of
July parade and picnic; the Christmas parade and Santa
visits; and the many, many -'capture-'" and visits at Is-
land businesses and greetings at almost every event
where their presence is requested throughout the year.
:They managed to raise:separate funds to buy a new,
large seafood smoker, which allows them to raise schol-
arship funding with 'nmullet smokes" during season.
They did all this and more and the\ did it telf-
lessly. The\ did it in spite of the sudden illness and
death of their president. Greg "Shiprek" Da\ idson.
He was a guiding force in the club's relief efforts
Sa benevolent soul n ith a sharp sword who could
drive others to help his cause and give generousb .
He was aided by Dick Cline, who also died in
2005. Dick's battle with cancer didn't stop him from
working tirelessly behind the scenes. He \\ as especially
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tary School Christmas day with graffiti at the former
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relentless in promoting the Islandw ide Blood Drive for
the benefit of not only the Privateers, but also for the
other three charities, recent ing $ 100 per donor during
-In spite of their losses, the Privateers continue to
do great things and the organization promises to be the
symbol of Anna Maria Island for many years to come.
The stated mission of the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers is "Pirates for children and community."
They fulfill their mission and.more, and we are all
better for it.
For these reasons, they are our choice for Island-
ers of the year this year and every year.
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Island elected officials wish for 2006 success
By Rick Catlin and Paul Roat
Anna Maria Island elected officials are starting off
2006 with a fresh look and hope for the coming year.
In Holmes Beach, Mayor Carol Whitmore hopes the
city this year will start the consolidation process with
Bradenton Beach and, hopefully, Anna Maria.
She'd also like to get drainage and dredging projects
moving forward within the first three months of the year
and move forward with the-newly formed Florida League
of Mayors in order to lobby issues concerning cities in
Commissioner David Zaccagnino would like to see
the commission begin work on revising the comprehen-
sive plan, ensure no more parking is added to the King-
fish Boat Ramp, complete the traffic-calming measures
for the Marina Drive-Gulf Drive intersection, get more
trees and public parks, have the city win the Florida lot-:
tery and have world peace.
Commissioner Roger Lutz wants to-see construction
of the Key Royale Bridge begin, a review of the city's
building and zoning codes and for the commission to fin-
ish the Sunrise boat bas in and T-end canal ordinances.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn wants the commission
to write a comprehensive plan and accompanying codes
that protect the city's quality of life and support develop-
ment that sustains the city's character. She'd also like the
commission to allow the citizens to vote on the issue of
The mayor also wants developers to stop construct-
ing "cookie-cutter" homes that stretch the legal limits of
size, overshadow adjacent properties, infringe on privacy
and block sunshine and breezes.
Newly elected Anna Maria City Commissioner
Christine Tollette wants the commission to revisit the
consolidation issue and at least participate in a feasibil-
ity study with Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach, man-
age growth and begin work on the revised comprehensive
plan and foster a healthy relationship between residents
Commissioner Linda Cramer would like to see bet-
ter planning in the city, completion of the comprehensive
plan revisions and wants the commission to have more
talks on joining the consolidation feasibility study with
the other two Island cities.
Commissioner Duke Miller said his wish for 2006 is
to finish the comprehensive plan and have it sent to Tal-
lahassee by November.
Commission Chairman John Quam said his No. 1
goal is approval of a new comprehensive plan for the city.
He'd also like to see completion of the Gladiolus-North
Shore Drive drainage project, a more effective budget
process and a review of the city's sign ordinance. The
commissionshould also discuss parking in the commer-
cial and retail-office-residential districts.
A major isgue facing the city will be the application
for the city's first-ever personal wireless services facility
(cell tower), expected from Verizon early this year.
For Bradenton Beach; 2006 could well be the year
that planning projects come to fruition.
SMayor John Chappie said that the past four years of
planning, and budgeting of capital improvement projects.
should start construction in the next 12 months. Bike
lanes and streetscaping from Cortez Road to Fifth Street
South should start this year, he said, and the engineering
and design work on similar projects along Gulf Drive
throughout the rest of the city is planned.
A multi-use trail along the Gulf of Mexico from
Cortez Beach to the Longboat Pass Bridge is also sched-
uled to get started in 2006, he said, in cooperation with
Rehabilitation of the city pier restaurant is also sched-
uled to start this year "that's a biggie," Chappie said
- and the city's designation as a Waterfronts Florida
community should start to see some progress.
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Lisa Maria Phillips
had a simple wish for 2006: Creation of kayak launching
locations within the city.' She envisioned the low-impact
ecotourism spots at the north end of the city adjacent to
Herb Dolan North Park as the first site for the ramps, fol-
lowed later by similar facilities near the city pier off
Commissioner Janie Robertson wished the process to
complete the city's comprehensive plan would be final-
ized in 2006. The final plan, she said, "should reflect the
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promotes the welfare of our citizens, commercial estab-
lishments and visitors."
Commissioner Bill Shearon had three wishes for the
year: Being able to eat at the city pier restaurant, physi-
cally being able to walk on the new sidewalks in the city
after having the facilities planned for two years, and evo-
lution of the mooring field adjacent to the city pier.
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Jan. 10, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Jan 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Jan. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 10, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Jan 10, 5 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
Jan. 11,2 p.m., city commission work meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,.
Jan. 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Jan. 5,7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Jan. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m., Institute of Government meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 11, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
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4-A M JAN. 4, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
Renourishment halted for season, but pipes remain
By Rick Catlin
Bulldozers, pipes and other equipment used b\
Goodloe Marine for the emergency beach
renourishment project sat starkly naked on the sand in
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach last week, unused
and unmoved for the Christmas holiday week and
unloved by beachfront accommodation owners.
The project has been halted by the U.S. Arm\
Corps of Engineers on a request from Goodloe so that
beach renourishment does not occur during the win er
tourist season and interfere with the Island's economic
The project had been scheduled for completion
Nov. 1, but bad weather forced a n u mber of delays and
renourishment had only reached 19th Street South in
Bradenton Beach \ihen the project was halted several
In the meantime. however, the equipment and
pipes are still on the beach. The pipes extend along the
beach from 19th Street Sotith north to near the Mana-
tee Public Beach in the 4000 lock of Gulf Drixe and
some beachfront accommodations are losing business
because of the unsightly -\iew. ---
"People come to rent a unit with a Gulf view and
they don't want to see pipes in front of their unit," said
Marge Moran of Club Bamboo in Bradenton Beach.
"They are not, going to pay that price to see.rusted
pipes. It's hurting our business."
Efforts to reach GQodqp1e Marine to determine
when the equipment might be removed were unsuc-
cessful last week. A phone message at the company's
Apollo Beach office said the firm would be closed until
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, Manatee County's beach renourin.hmnent consult-
ing firm, said he understood ooodloe was to begin re-
moving its bulldozers and dismantling the pipes this
week. The plan, he said, is to store most of the equip-
ment in a fenced compound at Manatee Public Beach.
in Holmes Beach.
Unfortunately, no one has told either Bradenton
Beach Mayor John Chappie or Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore what's going on..
"It's ridiculous," said Mayor Chappie.
"No one has said aii thing to me about the project
being halted or remo\ ing the equipment. It's a bit dis-
turbing not to let us kno% I'\ e had several complaints
from motel owners aboui the equipment on the beach.
but we've been left in the dark.' said an irate Chappie.
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Pipes used for the beach renourishment project extend from 19th Street South in Bradenton Beach north to
near the Manatee Piblic Beach in Holmes Beach. Although the project has been suspended for at least two
months and likely longer, the pipes and accompanying bulldozers remain on the beach. Islander Photo: Rick
"VWe need to get those pipes out of there as soon as
possible, or we need compensation for the motel own-
ers. In my opinion, there's no excuse iot to have re-
moved those pipes when the project halted. They just
take off for two weeks aind leave the equipment on the
beach during the busy Christmas w eek. That's inexcus-
SpadOni said he understood Goodloe \\ o ld begin
moving its equipment from the beach to the proposed
storage location this week.
Whitmore said she'd heard nothing of the plan to
store the equipment at the NManatee Public Beach, but
was disturbed about the loss of parking spaces as hap-
pened when the restaurant facility there underwent
renovations in 2004-05.
Manatee County Ecosystems 'Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said Goodloe originally anted to restart the
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By Rick Catlin
The St. Joe Co./Paradise Pointe LLC wasted little
timemafter receiving approval in early December from
the Cit ofBradenton for its commercial development
at the Perico Harbor Marina at the east end of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge.
Crews last week moved in a construction trailer in
preparation for the demolition of the former Leverock's
Restaurant at the site, but St. Joe's enthusiasm for a
quick start to the project may come to a screeching halt.
A lawsuit was filed Dec. 14 against the city's ap-
proval of the project by attorney Steve Chase on behalf
of David Deitrich as trustee of adjacent property owned
by developer Pat Neal thatincludes a 50-foot easement
that Paradise Pointe would have to utilize in its project.
Deitrich claims in the lawsuit that the city failed to
comply with the city's code requirements for notice to
adjacent property owners. A: a result, he "was not af-
forded an opportunity to participate" in the proceedings
and was "denied due process."
The lawsuit also alleges that approvals by both the
city's planning commission and c ity council were "not
supported b\ competent substantial evidence."
Deitrich also said he has a "non-exclusive roadway
easement" over a portion of the Perico Harbor property
and construction of some of the improvements in the
project would be within that easement.
Neal said it was "silly" for St. Joe to proceed with
a project "without providing access from their commu-
nity to our site." Eventually, St. Joe will have to nego-
tiate with him for access.He was also surprised that no
advance notice of St. Joe's commercial proposal was
sent to his firm Manatee Management Ltd. as
adjacent land owners.
Efforts to reach St. Joe vice president Ed Hill or a
Paradise Pointe spokesperson were unsuccessful, but in
the wake of a successful lawsuit several years ago
against a Jensen Beach apartment project, St. Joe/
Perico Harbor may want to proceed with caution.
In that lawsuit, developers received approval from
St. Lucie County for a multi-million-dollar apartment
complex and began construction, despite a lawsuit filed
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Construction crews at Anna Maria Elementary School reduced the ficus tree that once stood outside the
school auditorium to kindling when it bulldozed the tree Dec. 30. The construction team announced its plans
to cut down the tree at a public meeting in October and although a few citizens requested the tree be relo-
cated, those efforts did not come to fruition. According to AME Principal Kathy Hayes, she was advised in
December by Jane Dreger, school district construction services project manager, that Florida Departmenzt of
Education building regulations prohibit transplanting of noi-native species without a spec tal exception.
Demolition of the old school will continue Jan. 2-20. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
by adjacent residents against the county's approval of
The residents eventually won the lawsuit and the
Florida Supreme Court ordered the apartment complex
torn down, despite the fact that the project was com-
pleted and people had already moved into the units.
Building the complex in the face of the lawsuit was
a decision that eventually cost the developers millions
of dollars and, since that court case, Florida develop-
ers have been reluctant to proceed with construction
projects until all legal objections have been satisfied.
In addition to its Perico Harbor commercial ven-
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the adjacent property just east and north of Perico Har-
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Neal also noted that his company owns about one-
half of the western frontage along Anna Maria Sound
adjacent to St. Joe's proposed codominiumn project.
Neal's long-range plans for that property include sev-
eral single-family homes along the waterfront.
Neal also owns about 55 acres of property on south
Perico Island directly across Manatee Avenue from the
proposed St. Joe project, but has entered into a sales
agreement with Manatee County that will allow the
county to preserve the lands for future generations.
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6-A E JAN. 4, 2006 T THE ISLANDER
New year, new times?
The last and I do mean last photo I took of the
late Greg "Shiprek": Davidson in his Privateer gear was
at Anna Maria Elementary School. It was a "photo op" of
Davidson and Privateer Liz Christie-Cline handing over
a donation check to the principal.
Of course, I went to shoot the photo on Shiprek's re-
quest. He was a lovable marauder. But, as regular read-
ers of this opinion page may know, I was loath to make
any appearance at Anna Maria Elementary School the
thought of what has transpired during the construction
process there causes my blood pressure to rise.
Although a number of concerned parents moved their
kids to other schools or their kids have grown out of
AME, others fear retribution and are silent. I continue to
be frustrated with the process, the administration, the staff
and teachers, or at least those who have carried on with
the "us-against-them" attitude.
It was never us against them. Many in this community
stood up against the school board and the process it utilizes
to plan and construct new schools. We did it in the hopes we
could have not only a new school, but a better school.
With bitter disappointment, I now look back at the
promises made by the superintendent and other adminis-
tration officials with bitterness.
Save the remaining trees: Not.
New, better auditorium: Not.
Portico drive-up for auditorium: Not.
Outdoor amphitheater: Not.
Outdoor dining area: Not.
Plenty of room for ball fields: Not.
New art and music rooms: Not.
Retain "some" playground equipment: Not.
New pavilion: Maybe? But the memorial plaque has
Memories? Well, the hand-painted tiles are "prom-
ised" to be reinstalled, but too many pledges have been
broken. Other memories of dear friends were wiped out
by bulldozers, such as the hand-prints on the tricycle
I think AME needs more than a new school and new
classrooms. It think it needs new leadership to mend its
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SLICK Arrrgh! 2006 Islanders of the Year By Egan
All for HEART
On behalf of the families helped last fall by
HEART, I would like to thank our Island community.
This was truly a group effort.
Some of us came together soon after Hurricane
Katrina hit the Gulf coast, overwhelmed by both the
damage and devastation there, and the knowledge that
it could so easily have been us here suffering those
losses. Our mission was to help those evacuees who
came our way in any way we could, to assist them in
beginning to rebuild their lives.
I was amazed by and proud of the generosity of our
Island community. There were so many who helped in
First, the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
under Pierrette Kelly's guidance, offered its services in
coordinating and facilitating donations and in meeting
with and counseling the evacuees. This entailed a lot of
extra hours for Sandee, Kathy, Rosemarie, Aida and
Scott in their already very busy schedules hours
graciously and kindly given.
Judy Giovanelli and the team from Duncan Realty
generously donated the first funds, and worked
throughout the fall to find housing for evacuees as they
came into the area.
SShannon Dell kindly gave of her time and heart to
work with the families who settled on our Island. Drs.
Stephen Pelham and Scott Kosfeld donated medical care.
None of this would have been possible without the
compassionate and generous commitment of our Island
newspapers. As each family came our way, our Island
papers published a list of their needs. Every time this
was done, our community-opened up hearts and wal-
lets and met those needs. The power of the press to
assist in a grassroots effort like this is an amazing thing.
To the rest of the HEART team Cindi Harrison,
Sheleagh Pelham, Jennifer Lowman, Patti Bishop and
Jim Dunne thank you for your work and support.
And lastly I would like to thank the families them-
selves. I am grateful for their shiningexamples,oo f re-
silence, strength, courage and hope. They have a long
way to go still to fully establish themselves in their new
lives, but they have shown grace and determination in
Susan Timmons, Anna Maria
I want to publicly thank the Anna Maria Island
.Community Chorus and Orchestra for the outstanding,
breathtaking performance of the "Messiah" Sunday,
Dec. 18.1 had'seen other programs elsewhere, but the
words were hard to hear. Not so here. Each word was
distinct and powerful.
We are fortunate to have such a treasure on our
Laurie Adams, Holmes Beach
Thanks for bazaar
The members of St. Bernard's Women's Guild
would like to thank all the people who supported our
Christmas Bazaar. We appreciate your generosity in
making this worthwhile event both a financial and so-
We hope to see you next year with new supplies of
food, plants, crafts and other surprises to kick off the
Jean Stanley, event chairperson
In response to the opinion letter in the Dec. 28 is-
sue of The Islander from Jim and Lottie Barnes:
Be "thankful" you were coming home from sur-
Be "thankful" you had a few uninterrupted minutes
while the bridge was up.to enjoy the serenity of the bay
waters and the beauty of Anna Maria Island.
And, if we ever get a hurricane, you will be "thank-
ful" for that low drawbridge because a fixed-span, high
bridge will be closed due to high winds.
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More people, more birds
for annual holiday bird count
By Jim Hanson
Everything was more for the Christmas bird count
- twice as many people turned out to count, more spe-
cies of birds spotted, more individual birds.
The word from the man in charge of the annual
Audubon Society census, David Williams, was that the
event's results were "excellent for Audubon; they'll
use the figures in the nationwide compilation this
With three of the five census groups recorded at
week's end, 23 people were engaged in the counting,
twice as many as in 2004; 68 species of birds were
seen, 2,600 individual birds counted.
"It was as scientific and complete as it gets for this
kind of thing," Williams said. "It was more census than
an event. These are just the kind of results that are use-
ful to Audubon for national figuring of species, num-
bers, movements, trends and so on."
Many of the counters do not live in the Island, he
said happily, "showing wide interest." All levels of or-
nithological knowledge were represented, from begin-
ners to very knowledgeable birders. Each group had at
least one experienced birder, he said.
Four species seldom counted here were found this
year. Of special interest was the western sandpiper, not
seen here since 1995 but a total of 51 spotted in this
count. Also six pied-billed grebes, not seen since 2000;
128 red knots, last seen in 2000; and 100 dunlins, the
first since 2000.
Not seen at all this year were bald eagles and ro-
seate spoonbills, not really surprising, Williams said,
since this is the.eagle's nesting time and their nests are
huge and dense, impossible to penetrate.
A boat carried some counters around Passage Key
to check wading and shore birds, but the results of that
census are not yet known.
The one-day Christmas count is done annually
sometime between Dec. 15 and Jan. 5; the 2005 version
was Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Ten years ago in the Jan. 4, 1996, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
was named "Islander of the Year" by The Islander
newspaper for her work as mayor of Bradenton Beach,
her efforts to preserve the Island's environment and her
staunch opposition of a proposed new Megaa bridge"
to the Island.
The final public hearing on a proposal by the
Florida Marine Fisheries Commission to ban the tak-
ing of live shellfish from Manatee County beaches was
held Jan. 4 at the Anna Maria City Hall.
Administrative hearings by the State of Florida on
the fate of the Florida Department of Transportation's
proposed 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge to replace the
Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue were
scheduled to resume this week at the Bradenton Beach
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Dr. Mary Creamer accepts her Paul Harris Fellow
award from Island Rotary's Ned Perkins.
Two Island women honored
Two women of Anna Maria Island have been
awarded Paul Harris Fellow awards by the Island's
Rotary Club. The award is in honor of the founder of
The Harris honorees are Dr. Mary Creamer, who
received her award at the club's anniversary and holi-
day party, and Nancy Ambrose, honored at the club's
last meeting of the year.
Dr. Creamer was cited for 100-percent attendance
at Rotary meetings, even while traveling, and for her
involvement in the club's activities, noted Birgit
Sesterhenn, president of the Island organization.
Ambrose, a non-Rotarian who is advertising direc-
tor for The Islander, won the award for contributions
to the community including being "ambassador of the
year" of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce, founding the Island Butterfly Garden, organiz-
ing the first supper for All Islands Denominations, and
for assiting Rotary with its Extravaganza event.
Both were nominated for their awards by Ned
Perkins, with Jim Dunne joining in sponsorship for
'Sew for Fun' monthly projects
begin series this week
Embroidery, quilting and other sewing projects are
scheduled for the next 11 weeks from 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. Thursday, starting Jan. 5.
Titled "Sewing for Fun, they will be at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. A new project will-be introduced each week.
Further information is available from Diana Kelly at
Journalist/novelist will address
Off Stage Ladies group
Long-time journalist and now novelist Helena
Bachmann Milligan will tell of her fir st no\ el. Teeth
in a Pickle Jar," when the Off State Ladies meet
WVednesday Jan. 11.
The Island Players auxiliary meeting will begin at
11:30 a.m. at the Landings of Freedom Village, 6501
17th Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton.
Bachmann's book is set on Anna Maria Island and
in Bradenton, and she will discuss the real-life events
that inspired it, and the transition from foreign corre-
spondent to fiction writer. Additional information is
Stuart Kaminsky to teach
education center class
Author Stuart Kaminsky, voted 2006 "Grand Mas-
ter" by the Mystery Writers of America," will teach a
course next year at the Education Center on Longboat
Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
His course will be based in his newest best-seller,
"Behind the Mystery," and will cover "some fascinat-
ing details about the private lives of some of the great
mystery writers," the center's Susan Goldfarb said.
The course will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on four
consecutive Fridays starting Jan. 6. Cost is $65 for cen-
ter members, $75 for nonmembers. Details may be
obtained by.calling 383-8811.
Interim pastors to follow
A series of interim pastors will try to fill the big
shoes of the Rev. William Grossman, who delivered his
last Island sermon Sunday at Harvey Memorial Com-
Mr. Grossman, who had planned to retire on leav-
ing Harvey, is now departing almost at once to take up
his new assignment as the senior of four ministers of
DeWitt Community Church, Syracuse, N.Y. The
1,800-member church will be very different from the
small Bradenton Beach church, but the job will be the
same, he noted.
Starting next week, interim pastors from other
churches will fill the pulpit at Harvey while the church
searches for a permanent pastor.
Mr. Grossman and his wife, Allene, have been here
for six years, and he has agreed to take the Syracuse
pastorate for two years. At the end of that period, he
hopes to retire to the home they recently purchased for
their aborted retirement in Albuquerque, N.M.
Privateers 'Thieves Market'
due at Coquina Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will have "a bit of
everything" for sale at its "Thieves Market" from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at Coquina Beach, said a spokesperson.
The event will be near the small pavilion, and will
benefit the civic organization's scholarship program.
Last year some $12,000 in scholarships was distributed
Largest is the annual Whitey Horton scholarship
for $3,000. The others range from $500 to $1,000.
To sell items or participate in the market, contact
Michelle Delibert at (727) 827-5444, or e-mail her at
Tai chi for arthritis will be
A free demonstration of tai chi for arthritis victims
will be offered Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Led by fitness instructor Sherry Fideler, it will be
basically for arthritis relief but will be helpful to any-
one, with or without an ailment, she said.
Six-week classes in the technique will begin at
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, and 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
12. Fees apply. Details are available at 778-1908.
Anna Maria Elementary menu
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Yogurt,
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Hamburger Gravy on
Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Veggies with Dip, Sliced
Thursday, Jan. 5
Breakfast: Pancakes with Apple Topping, Cereal,
Super Donut, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hot Dog or Taco Salad, Potato Smiles,
Winter Veggie Mix, Chilled Applesauce, Chocolate
Friday, Jan. 6
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Blueberry Muffin, Bagel,
Cereal, Fruit, Toast
Lunch: Pizza.or Burrito, Steamed Corn, Garden
Salad, Fruit Cup
Monday, Jan. 9
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Shrimp Poppers or Quesadilla, Steamed
Rice, Veggies with Dip, Peaches
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on a Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Corn Dog or Baked Breaded Chicken,
Crinkle-Cut Fries, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Cereal,
Lunch: Turkey Gravy on Mashed Potatoes or
Breaded Beef Patty, Steamed Peas, Mandarin
Oranges and Pineapple
Thursday, Jan. 12
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Cereal, Toast, Bagels,
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Popcorn.
Chicken, Breadstick, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple
Friday, Jan. 13
Breakfast: Glazed French Toast Sticks, Graham
Crackers, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza or Grilled Chicken Pattie, Garden
Salad, Steamed Corn, Bananas with Strawberries
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Wednesday, Jan. 4
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City
Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7978.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open submission for the Anna Maria
Island Art League James Pay memorial art exhibit, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
12:30 to 3p.m. Scrabble at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies. Bring your own game and timer.
1 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Trav-
els with Theresa" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.
Thursday, Jan. 5
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. "Sew for Fun" group meets at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
Friday, Jan. 6
8:45 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Mixed-movement with Mo Dye at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge lessons begin with Larry
Auerbach at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Eight-
10:30 a.m. to noon- Line-dancing lessons with Bunny Bur-
John T. Trevethan
John T. Trevethan, 77, of Perico Island, died Jan. 1.
M. Trevethan was born in Boston, Mass., and
came to Manatee County in 1978 from Rochester,
Mich. He was a stock broker with A.G. Edwards.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
7, at the Perico Bay Clubhouse on Perico Island, 11701
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral
and Cremation Service, Island Chapel, is in charge of
Mr. Trevethan was a Methodist. He served in the
Korean conflict. He was the recipient of the
President's Call to Service Award, USA Freedom
Corp. He was the founder and charter president of
Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance of the
Manatee County Historical Society.
Memorial donations may be made to Gamble Preser-
vation Alliance, 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton FL 34222.
He is survived by wife Marilyne E.; daughters
Donnalyn of Whitmore Lake, Mich., and Allyson of
Sarasota; son John Scott of Holmes Beach; brother
Weldon of Tennessee; and three grandchildren.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 19, 10002 Gulf Drive, Bortell's Lounge, criminal
mischief. A suspect reportedly threw a beer bottle through
the driver's side window of an unoccupied car. According
to the report, the suspects fled in a truck without vehicle
lights towards Coconut Avenue.
Dec. 23, Anna Maria Island Bridge, information. The
bridgetender called police when three men attempted to gain
access to his office. The men had left the scene before the
SDec. 23, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, harassment.
A woman reported receiving harassing phone calls from her
Dec. 25,300 block of 73rd Street, shot fired. A 7 year-
old boy shot a man in the arm who was walking his dog with
an airgun that reportedly fires plastic projectiles. The man
was not seriously injured, but told police that the boy aimed
the gun and fired at him purposefully. According to the re-
port, there were four other boys in the yard and street play-
ing with similar guns. An officer advised the adult who was
to be supervising the boys that a device that fires a projec-
tile is illegal in the city.
Dec. 25,500 block of Key Royale Drive, battery. A man
reported that his girlfriend and her two young children at-
tacked him, causing minor scratches. The woman reported
that while riding in her boyfriend's motor home, he slammed
on the brakes, causing her to fall. An officer escorted the
woman and her children to their home.
Dec. 26,400 block of 77th Street, battery. A man-was
reportedly punched in the face by a coworker when they got
into an argument at a party.,
Dec. 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, bur-
glary. Three women reported their purses stolen from their
ton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for Margaret Somers-Rich
and Anthony Rich exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts,
Glen Gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information:
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the James Pay
Memorial Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
6 to 8 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Bob LoPiccolo at the
Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Saturday, Jan. 7
7:30 a.m. to noon Nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve,
4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club irn,,- nr, at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. Surplus auction at Anna Maria Elementary School,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 377-6310.
11:30a.m. to 1 p.m. Food for Life co- -rg cla i. -. i the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
6 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast Traditional Small Craft Associa-
tion fish fry with guest ip,:ak:er J'hrin Montague, co-creator of the
Watercraft Studies Program at Buffalo State C .:ll.-g,-. at the Florida
Gulf Coast Maritime Museum Boatshop, 4532 119th St. Ct. W.,
Cortez. Information: 708-4935. Fee applies.
Sunday, Jan. 8
5:30 p.m. -Joe Bruno's Dixieland Hotdogs and the Sarasota
Pops Orchestra at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Braden-
ton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
8:45 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m.- Widowed Persons Support Group presents "Income
Production and Preservation" with guest speaker Tom Breiter at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest speaker
Matt Walsh of the Longboat Observer, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish folk dancing at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6p.m.- "Cracker Culture in Florida History" with author Dana
Ste. Claire at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee
Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 741-4075.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library present
scuba diver and underwater photographer Bob Hills at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
1:30 p.m. Tai Chi demonstration with Sherry Fideler at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7 to 9 p:m. Kenny Soderblom's Jazz series presents:
Booker High Jazz Ensemble at the Longboat Key Center for the
Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players
luncheon with guest author Helena Bachmann Milligan at the Land-
ings of Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Infor-
National Watercolor Society member Jacquie Clark window
exhibit at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Guild Gallery, 5413 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 20. Information: 778-6694.
James Pay Memorial Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 27. Infor-
Contemporary and traditional art exhibit at Wallace Fine Art
Gallery, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, No. 103, Longboat Key, through
Jan. 30. Information: 387-0746.
"The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape
painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Pastel art demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery Jan. 12.
Basics of Interior Design at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Jan. 12.
Harvey Memorial Community Church Musical Jan. 13.
Family. caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library
Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market Jan. 14.
Southeastern Guide Dogs open house Jan. 14.
Beading class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Sarasota Opera Studio Artists at First United Methodist
Church, Bradenton, Jan. 15.
Tai Chi beginner's six-week session at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Jan. 16.
Dec. 29, 3907 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop, shop-
lifting; A juvenile was charged with shoplifting after at-
tempting to steal a baseball cap.
Dec. 29,600 block of Gladstone Lane, battery. Accord-
ing to the report, aman admitted that he became aggravated
with his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and
pushed her, causing her to fall. She was transported to Blake
Medical Center where it was determined she had a broken
pelvis,.An officer contacted the woman's son in Virginia to
advise him of the situation. A capias request was filed
against the husband for aggravated domestic battery because
of his wife's advanced age and the seriousness of her injury.
Dec. 29, 500 block of 74th Street, theft. A woman re-
ported that her boyfriend took her purse containing her iden-
tification in order to prevent her from being able to board a
flight she was scheduled to take the next morning. Accord-
ing to the report, the woman had packed her bags and de-
cided to return to Michigan, ending her relationship and the
boyfriend reacted by leaving the home with her purse and
allegedly wished her luck attempting to board her flight
Dec. 30, 4100 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
lewdness. A 16-year-old male was arrested after reportedly
standing on the curb in front of the beach exposing his geni-
tals to passing traffic.
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2005 Island year in review, part 2
By Paul Roat
Beach start: An emergency beach renourishment
project began for much of the Gulf side of Anna Maria
Island. The project, at a cost of $4.2 million, was au-
thorized by Congress after the 2004 hurricanes eroded
sand from the beach. Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach
was awarded the contract.
Consolidation question OK'd: Holmes Beach
city commissioners gave their blessing on having the
three Island mayors draft language to ask voters if they
were interested in purso ing some form of consolidation
of city governments on Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria
City and Bradenton Beach officials were to discuss the
matter at a later date.
Rental offering: Holmes Beach planning commis-
sioners recommended to the city commission that ex-
isting short-term rentals in residential zones be
grandfathered, but limited to at leaI .a one-month stay
Building approved: A circuit court judge ruled
that Frank Davis can build a four-unit condominium at
5622 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The city's board of
adjustment granted him a variance for the construction;
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Fireworks, fun: The Anna Maria Island Privateers
hosted their traditional Fourth of July parade along the
length of the Island, and fireworks lit up the night sky
in Bradenton Beach July 3 at the annual celebration at
the BeachHouse Restaurant.
Storm No. 1 hits: Hurricane Dennis brushed by
the Island, causing little damage other than some spotty
beach erosion. The storm churned past Southwest
Florida and made landfall just west of Pensacola. The
threat of the storm stalled the beach renourishment
project's startup, at least three sea turtle nests were lost
due to the high surf caused by Dennis and some shore-
bird nests were destroyed.
Building approved, too: Susan Negele won a
four-year-long battle against the City of Anna Maria
over her request to build a beachfront house at 107 Elm
St. The city had denied a variance request she made;
she took the matter to court, and a settlement was
How high is high?: Dorothy and Mark English
were taken to task by the Anna Maria Code Enforce-
ment Board when a complaint was filed regarding what
was termed a too-high fence on their property at 776 N.
Shore Drive. The code enforcement board deadlocked
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on the matter and tabled action for three months.
Surf's up!: Bluewater School of Surfing came to
the Island, and 30 youngsters signed up to work on
their wave-riding skills.
Fire: A house fire at 764 Jacaranda Ave., Anna
Maria, caused about $300,000 in damage. Fire officials
said the house was a total loss. Owners Joan Zak and
Bob Dancey were not injured in the blaze.
Wow!: Anna Maria Island's total assessed evalu-
ation reached $3.3 billion for 2005, up 24 percent from
the previous year.
Center gets the nod: The Anna Maria Island
Community Center received a go-ahead by the Anna
Maria Planning and Zoning Board for its renovation
efforts. Their recommendation went to the city com-
mission for final action.
Hunts win: Robert and Nicki Hunt won a lawsuit
filed against the City of Anna Maria after it denied
them a site plan for construction of a three-story retail-
office-residential facility at 303 Pine Ave. City com-
missioners denied the project through an interpretation
that only two-story buildings could be constructed in
the ROR zone in the city; the judge could find no ba-
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sis to the "only" clause and overruled the city.
Red tide's added feature: The lingering or
malingering red tide outbreak produced yet another
added feature in an outbreak of flies at some bayside
locations of the Island. "It sounds like a violin playing
one note, constantly," one Island resident noted. Red
tide began to impact Southwest Florida last December.
Consolidation language: Island mayors agreed to
the following question for voters later in the year:
"Should the (respective city) continue the process to
explore the feasibility of the consolidation of the three
Anna Maria Island cities?" Next up: The cities must
agree to place the issue on the ballot Nov. 8.
Closed: Coquina Beach was closed to swimmers
for two days after water tests revealed high levels of
harmful bacteria: Cause of the high bacteria counts was
postulated to have come from the large number of birds
that were present of late, eating the dead fish caused by.
red tide, and then defecating in the water.
Too short: A group of property and business own-
ers hired a professional planner to object to a city pro-
posal to limit retail-office-residential zone height re-
strictions to two stories. The group wants the height
limit to be three floors of occupied space.
Who's on first?: Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn
signed a contract for emergency debris removal after
Hurricane Charley's passage with the blessing of a
Federal Emergency Management Agency official.
When the city received only a pittance of the agreed-
upon amount, she asked why and was informed that the
FEMA official apparently didn't exist the Dan
McDonald that OK'd the contract was tall and thin,
while FEMA's Dan McDonald was short and wide.
Shipwreck feted: The "Regina," a molasses barge
that sank just off Bradenton Beach in 1940 in a winter
storm, was named the 10th Florida archeological pre-
serve. The site is popular with recreational divers and
is the only preserve in the state that is easily reached
No moratorium: Holmes Beach city commission-
ers rejected a moratorium on short-term rental licens-
ing. Planning commissioners had recommended the
moratorium in order to further refine the city's compre-
hensive plan; city commissioners feared the move
would put people out of business.
Center plans finalized, approved: Anna Maria
city commissioners approved final plans for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's expansion.
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Fined: A variety of fines were levied against
dredgers and property owners in the wake of a huge
channel that was dredgede off Jewfish Key without
benefit of permits in 2004.
Going, going ...: While the Island's population
has remained basically stagnant for the past five years,
voter registration numbers have dropped more than 12
percent. Bradenton Beach was hardest-hit, with a 16
percent decline; Holmes Beach lost 13 percent, and
Anna Maria lost 8 percent of its electorate.
CART help: The Coalition Against Runaway
Taxation received county help in the form of the for-
mation of a Manatee County task force tasked with
working out the feasibility of locking-in property tax
increases to 3 percent per year. CART has complained
that tax assessments based on "highest and best use" for
hotels, motels and other businesses based on a poten-
tial use as condominiums is forcing the smaller busi-
nesses into selling their properties. Some of the "mom-
and-pop" motels on the Island have seen their property
taxes more than double in a single year.
Shack sale going public?: Cortez Seafood Shack
owner Ham Jones indicated he would be willing to sell
the popular waterfront eatery and its adjacent property
to Manatee County, although he admitted that he's also
talking to other prospective buyers. Property sale price
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Pier plans unveiled: Bradenton Beach city com-
missioners approved conceptual plans for the city pier
to replace the damaged restaurant with a new facility
as well as increase boat dockage space, create a
harbormaster office and have a stand-alone tackle and
bait shop. Still to come were permits from federal,
state, regional and local authorities and funding
sources. The city was also designated a "Waterfronts
Florida" community, clearing the way for a state grant
and planning assistance.
School days: School started yet again for Island
Dead zone: A huge area of lifeless water stretch-
ing from Naples to New Port Richey was discovered
off Southwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, prompt-
ing some scientists to term the area a "dead zone.." Red
tide was suspected to have been locked into a ther-
mocline in the water, forcing the red tide organisms to
the bottom and killing life in the Gulf in that zone.
Delayed: The beach renourishment project was
delayed on the Island, thanks to mechanical problems,
rough seas and red tide. The project began in mid-July
and had a 120-day scheduled completion deadline.
Turtle st randings: Another hit from red tide im-
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pacted sea turtles off the Island, with 12 sea turtles
stranded on the Island apparently suffering from red
tide-induced ailments. Another 107 turtles were sick or
dead in adjacent counties.
"Worms": The Sunrise Basin and T-end canal
seawall-dock-whatever issue was termed a "big can of
worms" by the Holmes Beach City Commission after
property ownership issues arose yet again. The water
was apparently owned by the city; the docks were
owned by property owners adjacent to the canals. Who
owns what is the issue, and then there is the issue of
other canals in the city and other docks and some al-
leged rental docks and the commercialization of those
docks in residential areas and ... well, call it a can of
worms. Staff was directed to find out who owns what
and address liability issues.
Record: West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
commissioners approved a record $4.57 million annual
budget after raising base assessment rates to the maxi-
mum allowed by law.
Top Notch winner: Amelia Talucci took top hon-
ors in The Islander's 2005 photo contest with her "Yee
Haaaa" photo of nephew Jacob being launched out of
the water in a pool by Uncle Nate Talucci.
Survey says ...: An.informal survey of Island resi-
dents by The Islander indicated thai the vast majority
favor a consolidation of services study for the three
Island cities. .
Going up:,Property values continue to skyrocket
for Island properties, with the latest figures indicating
a 27 percent increase in home prices from the same
time last year.
Katrina: Hurricane Katrina's passage through the
Gulf of:Mexico toward her landfall near New Orleans
prompted a high-surfspectacle' for Anna Maria Island
but had little other reaction locally.
Consolidation killer: Anna Maria city commis-
sioners voted to reject the placement of a consolidation
question on the November ballot for voters, effectively
killing the-issue for the time being. Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach commissions approved the ballot
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All winners: The annual O'Connor-Islander bowl-
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Maria Island Community Center's sports programs.
Katrina aftermath: Island native Scott Blackwell
and wife Diana return to the Island after their home in
Waveland, Miss., was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
They had evacuated from the seaside town inland 12
miles, and still saw a storm surge of an estimated 16
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Courting a court: Holmes Beach city commis-
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Lots of improvements: More than $1 million in
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Among the improvements: $513,000 for a multi-use
trail through Coquina Beach and $600,000 for land-
scaping and sidewalks along much of the rest of the city
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Budgets: All three Island cities adopted budgets
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million and Holmes Beach $10.1 million.
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three Island cities for the November ballot. In Anna
Maria, incumbents John Quam and Dale Woodland
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Zaccagnino for three seats. Bradenton Beach won't
have a political race: Incumbent Mayor John Chappie
and Ward 1 Commissioner John Shaughnessy, plus
Ward 3 newcomer Janie Robertson were the only
people to file for office.
Grant: West Manatee Fire & Rescue District re-
ceived a $282,500 grant from the Department of
Homeland Security. The grant was used for equipment,
facilities improvement and training.
Island HEARTS for Katrina victims: An out-
pouring of aid to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita took place, with several homes opened for victims
in a special program, the Hurricane Evacuation Assis-
tance Relocation Team, leading the way to help fami-
lies who lost their homes in the storms.
Help!: Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
asked Anna Maria city commissioners to pony up some
funds for repaving Gulf Drive in her city, citing the fact
that the roadway is the prime pathway in and out of that
city, too. "I think it's only fair for Anna Maria to pay
for its portion," she said. Anna Maria was cool to the
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Parking, finally, approved: Anna Maria city
commissioners approved a parking plan for neighbor-
hood streets after more than 30 years of argument. The
scheme will allow for alternate side of the street park-
ing on the rights of way in designated locations, with
the parking to switch sides annually. The plan was
scheduled to be in place by year's end for the beach
access zone within the city.
On the market: Cortez Trailer Park owner Butch
Howey announced plans to sell the park, which has
been in his family since 1959. Asking price: $14.75
million. Park residents have first dibs on the property,
according to Florida law.
Also up for grabs: A city planner said that Anna
Maria City was ripe for the picking by developers, who
could assemble multiple parcels of beachfront property
and build multimillion-dollar subdivisions. Alarmed
city commissioners agreed to look into the merits of a
moratorium to block such an action.
Wilma washout: Hurricane Wilma joined other
storms in bypassing Anna Maria Island, causing little
damage other than some power outages and downed
Lost friends: Islanders lost two of their favorite
people with the deaths of Chuck Stearns and Greg
"Shiprek" Davidson. Stearns was a longtime police
officer in Holmes Beach; Davidson headed up the
Anna Maria Island Privateers.
Price hike: Key Royale Bridge reconstruction
price estimates jumped about 44 percent, from the
projected $2.7 million to an expected $3.9 million.
Holmes-Beach will pay for the project in the 2005-
06 fiscal year, then get reimbursed by the Florida
Department of Transportation in the 2007-08 budget.
Bids were expected to be opened in early 2006 on
Changes approved: With little comment, a host of
land-development changes were approved in Braden-
Crash turns fatal: A Bradenton woman was killed
in a car crash at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive
in Holmes Beach after her car was struck by another
vehicle and a delivery truck. Police said Mary Moore
was turning at the intersection when she pulled in front
of another vehicle.
Winners: Anna Maria electors chose incumbents
John Quam and Dale Woodland, and political new-
comer Christine Tollette to the city commission.
Holmes Beach voters selected incumbents Rich
Bohenberger and Patrick lMlorton, and newcomber
David Zaccagnino ousted longtime incumbent Don
Maloney in that city. Bradenton Beach set a
countywide first: A tie vote on one of the 13 charter
amendments dealing with term limits for city commis-
sioners, while the other charter issues passed.
Consolidation passes, too: In a moot point with
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English fence battle over: The Doroth\ and Mark
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deed violated the city's fence height ordinance. The
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Pier costs: Permitting and design fees for the
Bradenton Beach City Pier xr\ ere estimated at $51,700,
and construction scheduled to begin, in August 2006.
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because the person marked both "yes" and "no" on the
card; after review, it was determined that "no" was the
voter's intent. It was the first tie vote in Manatee
County history, according to elections officials.
Bad food: It was a letter that had a faint odor about
it a woman claiming she and a friend had had a bad
meal at a local restaurant and hoped that "some sort of
restitution" could be made. When one restaurateur
mentioned it to another, it became apparent that they
both had received identical letters. Bradenton Beach
police were called, and a total of 13 letters were even-
tually uncovered as being penned by the same woman.
Many of the restaurants sent her gift certificates and
apologized. Police tracked down the woman and, after
she destroyed the gift certificates and wrote a letter of
apology, the case was closed.
One for one: Holmes Beach city commissioners
approved a request to.vacate Fifth Avenue between
Manatee Avenue and Loggerhead Junction to allow
construction of a bank there. The commission rejected
a request to vacate Fourth Avenue between 41t and
42nd streets, though.
Moratorium: Anna Maria cm[\ commissioners
approved a moratorium on ne\\ subdit iMion .long the
beach while draftin a. ne\t, ordinance re-gulatin 'Nuch
activity. Attonme s representing construction and bu i-
ness interests said the proposed ordinance would be an
unfair taking and threatened lawsuits to block its adop-
tion. A second opinion was sought and the matter con-
Fire: Five suspicious fires were set in Bradenton
Beach and Cortez on Thanksgiving, two of them at post
offices. No one was injured, but all were "intentionally
set," according to fire officials.'
Going condo: More and more small resorts on the
Island were converting units to condominiums to avoid
Hurricane season ends: With the close of No-
vember and the wrap-up of hurricane season 2005,
records were broken across the board. Although the
Island was spared from any major storm damage, the
season had 25 tropical storms the most active ever
.recorded. Hurricane Katrina was the most destructive
storm ever, Wilma the most intense ever, and Katrina,
Rita and Wilma marked the first time three Category
5 storms had ever been formed in a single year.
Deadline passes: Building permits for the Rosa
Del Mar condo project in Bradenton Beach expired.
The proposed 14-unit Gulffront development at 2510
Gulf Drive was to be built by GSR Development LLC.
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home of 1uii i t l,t ,Alhs., after Hurricane Katrina's passage.
permit and hoped the initial permit fees of $122,000
would suffice for the city. Another GSR Development
project, Villa Rosa in Anna Maria, also had final plat
approval problems, but was expected to be approved by
the city soon.
No Kingfish expansion: Westbay Cove residents
objected to a Manatee County proposal to remove Bra-
zilian pepper trees and expand the parking lot of adja-
cent Kingfish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue in
Holmes Beach. The matter was expected to come be-
fore the Manatee County Commission in early 2006.
Cell, again: Verizon officials proposed construc-
tion of a cellular communications tower in Anna Maria
City. The sites under discussion: city hall, the city pub-
lic works garage, Roser Memorial Community Church
and the Anna Maria Island Community Center. A simi-
lar cell tower controversy erupted in 2001 and caused
a community uproar.
Out: Longtime Anna Maria Island Historical So-
ciety Administrator Carolyne Norwood announced she
was retiring from the position after 15 years.
Parade fun: The annual Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers Christmas Parade drew thousands of spectators as
it traveled the length of the Island. A lighted boat pa-
rade that evening capped the day's festive fun.
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Homeless haven: The Island was termed as a ha-
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with the folks, who tend to ride the free Manatee Trol-
ley and enjoy the view at the beach.
Growing: Bradenton Beach officials proposed a
boundary expansion into the waters of Anna Maria
Sound and the Gulf of Mexico in order to provide bet-
ter law enforcement protection. The matter needs the
blessing of adjacent governmental entities, Manatee
County, plus the Florida Legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush
for adoption, as well as voters through a charter change.
Retiring: Anna Maria Post Office's Ruth Koci
announced her plans to retire after 22 years with the
service, seven on Anna Maria.
Moving on out: Movers took to the classrooms of
Anna Maria Elementary School to move the school into
its new quarters during the holiday break. Classes will
start in the new building Jan. 4.
Stalled again: The proposed ordinance limiting
construction near the beach in Anna Maria was blasted
by development attorneys as being "arbitrary." City
commissioners decided to hold off on its passage un-
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Island has two
new resident sex offenders
According to the Florida Department of Law En-
forcement, two convicted sex offenders have moved to
Anna Maria Island in the past six weeks.
A 33-year-old white male is now living in the 100
block of Spring Avenue in Anna Maria, the FDLE said.
The man was convicted of sexual battery, but has been
released from supervision.
The other individual new to the Island is a 32-year-
old white male residing in the 500 block of Gulf Drive
South in Bradenton Beach. He was also convicted of
sexual battery and has been released from supervision.
Florida law requires that all convicted sexual of-
fenders register their address with the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement even after their incarceration
or supervision expires.
A third registered sex offender has been living in
Hol mes. Beach on Flotilla Drive for several years. That
individual has also been released from supervision.
Baptist church pulls out of AID
A vague hint that alcohol consumption would be
condoned apparently led to the withdrawal from All
Island Denominations by the Island Baptist Church.
As explained by an AID spokesperson, a poster
promoting a dinner-dance fundraiser put on at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church by AID last summer included an
offer to "BYOB" bring your own bottle. Some
members of Island Baptist objected, and the church
resigned from AID.
AID was the organization of all of Anna Maria
Island's six churches. Now there are five, and no decision
has been reached on a new name for the organization.
Responding to the Baptist action, AID expressed
regret and disappointment, saying it prided itself on
achievements of all the churches cooperating in many
Art in special exhibit
A group show of contemporary and traditional art
is on display until Jan. 30 at the Wallace Fine Art Gal-
lery in the Longboat Key Centre Shops, 5350 Gulf of
Artists include painters of Russian impressionism
and realism plus minimalist sculpture by Jane Manus,
abstract works by Carreno, Spelatin, Slate, Schuessler,
Italo Botti, Erschell, Divoky and Panzironi.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Details are available at 387-0746.
Shaman performance set
The Shaman band will perform Friday, Jan. 20, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, with tickets available there at
$10 per person.
Playing from 8 to 11 p.m., Shaman offers a pro-
gram of music from Sinatra to Aerosmith, said the
Center. Tables of eight may be reserved as well as in-
dividual tickets. Further information is available at
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Open hearts, empty cupboards
Anna Maria Island Rotary Club members have teamed with Anna Maria Island Community Center teens in
launching a canned-food drive to benefit Meals On Wheels.Plus I.,f .l'intiu, County. The young and young at
heart began collecting non-perishable food items and cash late December at the Island Publix and will
continue accepting donations at the Center dili, ,.h Jn.l 14. The food drive, called "Open Your
Hearts...Empty Your Cupboards," is an opportunity for Island teens to be mentored by Island R, 't iariins in
addition to helping fc-c.d lithe hlinry.
'Open mic' with LoPiccolo
for artists guild meeting
"First Friday Open Mic" of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island will feature longtime local enter-
tainer Bob LoPiccolo at the Guild Gallery from 6.to 8
p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.
LoPiccolo is known as "the man with the jazzy
sound," and has entertained for years on the Island and
on the Manatee mainland.
The meeting will be at the Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. The guild said the microphone also will be open
for anyone who wishes to sing, play or read poetry.
Details may be obtained at 778-6694.
Keep Manatee Beautiful wins
Keep Manatee Beautiful was honored with a
"president's circle award" at the Keep America Beau-
tiful national conference in Orlando.
The award came for "the high performance
achieved" by the local organization fioin Jtune 2004 to
July 2005, said its executive director. Inigrid iMcIClellan.
Roadside litter control was a major factor, she noted.
A total of 3,651 volunteers picked up 421,472
pounds of litter, planted 274 trees and 651 flowering
shrubs and marked 1,951 storm drains with pollution
prevention messages. Much of the litter came from the
county's beaches in the annual cleanup campaigns.
Keep America Beautiful calculated that the Mana-
tee orjanizjti,'n returned $2.34 in measurable benefits
to the community for every $1 received in grants, do-
nations and government funds received.
Further information is available at 795-8272.
Historical society electing
Dora Walters will speak at the annual meeting and
election of the Longboat Key Historical Society at the
historical museum, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
Walters is a longtime newspaper and TV reporter along
the Gulf Coast, particularly Longboat Key.
SDetails may be obtained by calling 383-4066.
"Gene" Wiley Eugene Moss ofAnna Maria shows a
written genealogy indicating the landing of his
ancestor at Plymouth, in what is now Massachusetts,
with.a shipload of Pilgrims in 1620. That Moss
fo'reebar waHlew yrjiTrue. captain ofttiu Mai flot7,r,..
Larrie Jean and Vincent Joseph Mercadante of Anna Maria celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with the
help of daughters Dina Osburn, left, of Bradenton, and Sheree Kent of Titusville. Joining the celebrants were
five grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. The Mercadantes renewed their vows at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. They married in Tampa and in 1961 first movLd r, Bradenton Beach,
returned tb.'Tampa i./lli his job. and finally cai~e back toie IsIand "rP.'i"' '. ," .'. ,',' '..." '.'. ".
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Cortez man found
Navy his calling in
World War II
Like many other World War II veterans living in
Cortez, Jack Mead wound up serving in the U.S. Navy,
on board the battleship U.S.S. Pennsylvania.
What's surprising is that Jack was driving through
Georgia with his mother on Dec. 7, 1941, heading to
Cortez to visit his grandparents. He'd been coming to
Cortez since he was 12 years old and actually attended
the old one-room school on Anna Maria Island in 1936.
"We heard the news on the radio. It sure shocked
us," said Jack.
When they reached Cortez, the war was what ev-
erybody was talking about.
Back home in Ashtabula, Ohio, after returning
from Cortez, Jack still had to finish his senior year in
While some of his friends were joining up, Jack got
his draft notice in early 1942 before graduation.
"They let me finish high school, then ordered me
to report in July 1942," remembered Jack.
He and a friend headed to Cleveland where they
were both scheduled for induction into the U.S. Army.
"They asked us what we wanted and we both said
Army. The sergeant put down Army for my friend and
stamped my papers Navy and that was it. I guess I got
pretty luck\, but you didn't ask questions, you just did
what you were ordered to do."
After basic training at the Great Lakes Naval
Training Center in Chicago, Jack was ordered to the
U.S.S. Pennsylvania, the sister ship to the U.S.S. Ari-
zona that the Japanese had sunk at Pearl Harbor.
When Jack and his fellow seamen got to San Fran-
cisco, the Pennsylvania "looked like a monster to us."
Little did they realize that newer battleships like the
U.S.S. Missouri were even bigger.
Jack volunteered for the gunnery department, but
had some regrets w hen he found his dutl \ as dow\ n in
the magazine hold of the ship's 14-inch guns. about 20
feet below the ship's w'%aterline.
"It \'as '\a\ below deck and so hot in there. \ou
had to strip dow, n to our shorts. If w e had e er gotten
hit, I knew I didn't stand a chance. I didn't like being
in that small a space and below deck."
The Penns 1\ ania \.ent into its first major action at
Tatai a in late 1943. supporting the Li.S. Marines by
bombarding suspected Japanese targets.
But Jack knew he really didn't like being do\ n in
the hold and he asked his di\ vision officer how he could
get out of the magazine.
S "He ga\e me the book on becoming a seaman first
class and said 'pass the test.' I took that book and
learned it from cover to cover. I e'en knew% the pub-
Jack easily passed the exam and \\as promoted to
Bosun's Mate Third Class and out of the gunnerN di-
vision onto the bridge, the ner\e center of the ship.
"That \ as %\ here the action \\ as. We got to know
e e~e thin that \'as going on. We heard all the scuttle-
butt rumor. that w\as going on. I really3 enjoyed the
duty, especially since 1 % wasn't stuck do' wn belo\' in that
He also got to observe first-hand the pounding the
Marines took w hen the\ invaded Saipan. Guam and the
"Those gu s had it rough. NMl hat goes off to them.
Cortez resident Jack Mead in 1944 as a newly
minted U.S. Navy seaman.
We had nine inches of armor plate to protect us. They
That armor came in handy when the Japanese at-
tacked the invasion fleet, first with regular aircraft, then
with kamikaze attacks.
Through all the in\ asions and Japanese aircraft,
how\ e\ er. the Penn,\ 1' ania came through unscathed. In
one action, the old battleship dow' ned 19 enemy fight-
ers without getting e\ en a scratch
"They used to call us the 'Lucky Pennsylvania,'
because we never got hit. One time. theship next to us
got blow 1 tout of the w aier by a torpedo, but not us."
But the Pennsylvania's "lucky" days were about to
come to a tragic end.
On Aug. 12, 1945, just 10 days after the atomic
bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Pennsylvania
dropped anchor at Buckner Bay in Okinawa. Prelimi-
nary talks about ending hostilities between the Japa-
nese and Americans were already under way, and Jack
remembers a buddy showing him pictures of his wife
Toda v Jack ullead is prot!oiii 't ii service on board
the U. 5.S. Pel lls Pl'v Iil battleshliip.
and three children.
"He said, 'This means I'm going to get to see them
again.' He was real happy. We all figured the war was
But that night, a Japanese torpedo bomber flew
over Buckner Bay. Anti-aircraft crews were told to
hold their fire because the plane could be a "friendly."
The bomber took aim at the aft (rear) of the Pennsyl-
vania and the torpedo blew a hole in the ship big
enough for a freight car to go through. Jack's pal and
19 other men were killed instantly.
Fearing the ship's magazines might explode, the
captain ordered the aft compartments flooded and the
ship listed 11 degrees as water filled the holds.
"I found out about my friend. I was pals with all of
them. It was tragic,just before the war ended."
Two days later, on Aug. 14, a Japanese kamikaze
tried to finish off the Pennsylvania, but was shot down
just 50 yards short of its goal. The next day, Aug. 15,
the Japanese announced their surrender.
"We didn't do a lot of celebrating because we had
lost 20 guys and it shouldn't have happened. I was just
lucky, but what are you going to do," said Jack with a
sad look on his face.
For the Pennsylvania and Jack, the war had ended
in tragedy. The ship returned to the United States and
Jack was discharged in November 1945.
He returned to Ashtabutla where he worked in the
shipyards for seven years before heading to Philadel-
phia where he became a heavy crane operator on the
docks. He worked there for 33 years and retired to
Cortez in 1988.
"It was always my plan to come to Cortez. I love
fishing and I love the Cortez people."
As for his WWII service, Jack said his naval duty
shaped him as a man.
"I learned discipline and respect for others in the
Navy. I'd do it all over again if I had to. I wds with a
great bunch of guys. I'd do anything not to let them
down. I'm proud of my service,.but tip my hat to the
marines, because they were the ones who had it the
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico, Palma Sola and Cortez veter-
ans, man or woman, who served in the armed forces of
any allied country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland,
Norway, France,'Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the
Philippines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to
hear from you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.
The fourth annual RotarC Club Extravaganza and
Casino Night is almost complete, organized and read\
for its blig nI hi Jan. 21.
Birgit Sesterhenn. president of the sponsoring Ro-
tanr Club of Anna Marria island. said last \ear's e\-
tra' aganza raised $20.(000 for nonprofit organizations
as \well as 'w orldd ide relief projects of Rotary Interna-
tional. and she anticipates an even better show ing this
The big e\ent \will be at 6:30 p.m. SaturdaN. Jan.
21. at St. Bernard Catholic Church. 248 S. Harbor
Dn\e. Holmes- Beach.
There \'ill be dinner, dancing. open bar. live mu-
sic b\ RPM. and li\e and silent auctions.as %well as the
casino section \ ith gaming tables and trophies.
Tickets at $50 per person ma\ be bought in ad-
vance in Holmes Beach at the Island Florist. 5312
Marina Dri e. Cold%%ell Banker at 3(10 E. Bay Dn\'e.
The Islander. 5404 Marina Dri'e, or b\ calling
Sesterhenn at 713-0042. e\tra\aganza committee
members Ste\e and Pam Schlueter at 746-7517. or
Rotar \ ice president John Luchkowec at 350-4326.
The\ \\ill also be a' ailable at the door.
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Top 10 sports stories for 2005
By Kevin Cassidy
It was another great year on Anna Maria Island for
sports, especially at the high school level where several
Islanders made their marks on high school teams. And
the younger players showed strong with great seasons
in baseball, basketball and soccer at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
A big thanks goes out to everyone who calls or
e-mails with sports news, like Bill Bartlett for the
horseshoe crew and Sue Hookem and Mary Pat Swamy
who report on women's golf at the Key Royale Club.
Also a big thank you to Andy Jonatzke and Scott Dell at
the Center for all of their help in keeping me informed
on the happenings at the Center.
I want to wish everyone a safe and happy new year.
Following are my top choices for sports stories for
1. Hutchinson scores spot on
regional Olympic Development Program
It has been quite a successful year in soccer for
Islander Joey Hutchinson. Just a few weeks back; he
was named as the Division I most-valuable player in the
Anna Maria Island Community Center's -recreational
soccer league. That would be impressive enough all by
itself, but Hutchinson, who was young enough to play
in Division II, has recently earned an other impressive
accolade in soccer.
Hutchinson traveled to Cape Coral in December
for the U14 Regional Olympic Development Program
tryouts. Despite being one of the younger players there,
Hutchinson did well enough to make the regional team
nd \\ ill no\t try and "kick it up a notch" when he tries
out for.the state ODP team.
ODP is a U.S. Soccer Federation program that
identifies and de\ elop. the best players throughout the
country to represent their state, region and the United
States in soccer competition. The U.S. national team
eventually is selected from these pools of high-level
pla\ ers, so this is a great honor for Hutchinson.
2. Capt. Chiles leads
Manatee Hurricane volleyball team
Most folks in Florida are familiar with the late Gov.
Lawton-Chiles; but there is a Captain Chiles who is
showing her leadership skills, though she isn't doing
it in politics. Lifelong Islander Chinsun Chiles was the
Joey Hutchinson challenges for the ball during Man-
atee Magic soccer action at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
starting outside hitter and senior captain for the Mana-
tee Hurricanes varsity volleyball team and they had a
very successful season.
Manatee went 24-5, won the county championship
and advanced to the Regional semifinals which was
their best finish in quite a while.
Christin accumulated 35 kills, 60 digs, 10 assists,
five blocks and recorded 52 service points, including
22 aces, for the Hurricanes. Manatee Coach Susan
Rigo says that Christin is really an asset to the team.
She's really come into her own and stepped up her
level of play.
Christin, daughter of Ed and Anne Chiles, plans
on attending the University of Florida where she will
major in Early Childhood Education after graduating
3. Bluewater School of Surfing
makes splash on Island
"Let's go surfing' now, everybody's learning how,
come on and safari with me."
Alar "'the Rn"a Robles shows good fior on this wave during surf camp in Holmes Beach on lhic A.4venue
in July.. .. .
Approximately 30 youngsters from the Island and
Bradenton followed those Beach Boys lyrics in July,
learning the basic skills of surfing during the first-ever
Bluewater School of Surfing Camp at White Avenue
beach in Anna Maria.
The campers' surfing education started on the
beach with basic instruction on water safety and assign-
ing and choosing proper nicknames. Next Savannah
"Linguini" Silenzi, Ellie "Sharkbait" Beatey, Kellen
"Tumbleweed" Osmond and the rest of the campers
received expert instruction on how to paddle and stand
up before moving to the water where they got to apply
the skills they learned on the beach.
Each student surfer ventured into the water with an
instructor who assists and trains the student to paddle
out through the incoming waves. When they reach their
desired location, the instructors relay the fine points
of spotting good waves and how to get into the proper
position to catch the waves. When a suitable wave
arrives, the instructors give their proteges a helpful push
- and off they go!
Bluewater School of Surfing owner William Kim-
ball brought his school of surfing from the east coast
of Florida to Anna Maria Island at the request of
Brandi Gomez of West Coast Surf Shop. Bluewater was
founded in 1996 in Juno Beach by Kimball, was the
first surf school in Palm Beach County and now is one
-of the most successful surf schools in Florida. Kim-
ball's school boasts a 100 percent success rate among
4. Island Real Estate "four-closes"
on West Coast Air Conditioning
The Center's Premier League basketball contest
between Island Real Estate and West Coast Air Con-
ditioning was a strange affair from the start, with IRE
fielding only four players in theFeb. 5 contest. Despite
being down a player, IRE jumped on top with an early
13-2 run fueled by the hot outside shooting of Tyler
Bekkerus and strong drives to.the hoop by Josh Elsen-
heimer on the way to an "interesting" 86-71 victory.
Bekkerus, who finished with a season-high 46
points, sand iched 14 points in the first and fourth
quarters around nine points in each of the second and
third quarters. He connected on. several acrobatic layups
in addition to connecting from long range six times.
Elsenheimer supported Bekkerus with 34 points, 12
rebounds and four assists.
5. NXTC Surfing has deep Island roots
During one of the early summer swells brought on
by tropical weather that formed in the Gulf in June,
4-year-old Christian Daniels was spotted tearing it up in
waist-high surf on a custom-made NXTC surfboard at
the White Avenue beach in Holmes Beach. You might
find it surprising to see a youngster like Christian surf-
ing, but it's not that surprising when you consider that
his dad is NXTC owner Tonmmy Daniels.
Christian's first foray into surfing with dad came at
the ripe old age of 18 months. Dad pushed son into his
first wave, which Christian caught, stood up and rode to
the beach. Mom Beth caught it all on their camcorder.
Daniels, a life-long resident of Anna Maria Island,
has been making surfboards under his NXTC label
since 1992. He produces 300-400 custom surfboards
a year at his Bradenton plant and ships them to places
like Central America, Texas, New Jersey, New York, the
Carolinas and up and down the east coast of Florida.
For more information on NXTC Surfboards. you
can contact Tommy at 755-5878.
6. O'Connor Bowling challenge
Once again, the O'Connor Bowling Challenge was
a hit among Island and Bradenton area folks. More than
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE B-4
2-B ,JAN. 4, 2006 0 THE ISLANDER
Ecotourism takes back seat to porch swing in Cedar Key
The plan was to extol the virtues of ecotourism in
the Big Bend area of Florida. You know, kayaking, boat
tours of bird rookeries, visiting historic sites.
But the laid-back ambiance of Cedar Key took a
stronger hold than nature, and I basically spent three
days sitting on my butt eating wonderful seafood and
watching the world pass by from a porch swing.
Cedar Key is smack in the armpit of what is called
the Nature Coast of the state, about 70 miles southwest
of Gainesville. Cedar Keys is comprised of about 100
islands, with Way Key being the only inhabited key in
the chain and holding the claim of having the town of
Cedar Key upon its shores.
Population is all of 700. Cedar Key boasts of being
the top clam harvesting center in the country, and boats
ply the waters off the islands constantly to harvest the
succulent shellfish. The clams, by the way, are small,
very tasty and cheap a 100-count bag of clams costs
a whopping $15.
Commercial fishing has been the mainstay of the
economy of Cedar Key for decades. The original
"money harvest" came from cedar trees, but the timber
was harvested to near extinction around the turn of the
century for the pencil industry, and the residents turned
to the sea for the livelihood.
Like Cortez, though, that livelihood was dashed
in 1995 when the nearshore gill net fishing ban was
approved by Florida voters, Mullet fishing ended, clam-
And also ecotourism. Today, there are shops and
restaurants no chains, of course that cater to tour-
ists before or after they hit the water to watch for dol-
phin, fish for trout or redfish or grouper, or explore the
Or, like me, just relax. At least, you can relax there
The city clerk told me that developers have found
Cedar Key and are picking up property at prices that
seem to natives to be astronomical. A quick check on
property for sale indicated that prices are still pretty
cheap compared to Anna Maria Island. A one-bedroom,.
one-bath Gulffront home with a fairly deepwater dock
was for sale for $530,000, for example. Imagine what
that cottage would go for here.
There are plans afoot to redevelop 32 lots in the
center of town into 67 hotel rooms. Restoration of sev-
eral of the historic buildings within the project are
planned, and despite several obstacles, the project will
probably be approved.
It all sounds familiar, doesn't it? Welcome to para-
dise, now let's just change a few things....
One thing that hasn't changed is the Island Hotel
and Restaurant. The structure was built in 1859 and,
with its creaky floors and suspect plumbing, is still
standing and still packed. The restaurant serves the best
food on the island, the bar all 24 seats of it is
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packed nightly, and the proprietors fulfill the basic prin-
ciples of B&Bs in that they never seem to sleep in order
to keep up with their guests.
Maybe the best description of the Island Hotel lies
in what it doesn't have. There are no telephones in the
place except for the one behind the front desk, and
there's not a TV to be found in the place. As a Weather
Channel junkie, it took a few hours for my hands to
stop shaking, but I got over it.
Cedar Key brings to mind a combination of Cortez
and Bradenton Beach: Lots of terrific seafood, lots of
low-key enjoyment, and lots of laid-back quaintness.
... and speaking of quaint
Just when you thought you'd heard it all comes this
message from former Bradenton Beach resident Doris
Silverthorn, who sent the following from the Ashville,
N.C., Citizen-Times newspaper.
Apparently the residents of Brasstown, N.C., ring
in the new year not with a giant ball dropping in the
middle of a city square, but by dropping a possum at a
"The Possum Drop at Clay's Corner [gas station
and general store] always uses a live possum except
for once, two years ago, when they used roadkill to fend
off a threatened lawsuit by well-meaning animal rights
'"People think we terrorize 'em, but if they're
scared, they sull it's like they hibernate, play
possum,'" said Paul Crisp, who took the Miss Possum
title in 1999, beating out other contestants in a friend's
wedding gown. Hey, they're from North Carolina.
'"We've never had one do that. They're inquisitive,
you know. They like to watch what's going on around
"The drill goes something like this: A possum,
housed in a clear Plexiglas cage wreathed with garlands
of tinsel, lights and a glittering mirror ball suspended
from underneath, is gently lowered from the middle of
the canopy, overhanging the store's gas pumps while
the crowd shouts out the countdown of the year's last
"Each year, organizers find a possum that's about
to be shot for raiding a henhouse or a horse barn.
'We rescue 'em from a certain death,' Crisp says. 'We
feed 'em for a couple weeks they love that and
then we transplant 'em to where they won't be a nui-
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several years ago to prove it has a high population of
And here we thought Islanders were a little
Save the whales
A public awareness program has geared up on the
east coast of Florida in an attempt to make boaters more
aware of right whales.
The big mammals spend most of their time in
waters off the Northeast Coast of the United States, but
journey down south like big, lumbering snowbirds in
the fall and winter to give birth to calves. Calving off
Georgia and Florida, and the slow-moving whales are
susceptible to boaters since they're not all that far from
Georgia, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission and South Carolina are posting signs
at various marinas and boat ramps in an effort to remind
boaters that whales may be in the area during winter
"Only about 300 North Atlantic right whales
remain," according to the FWC. "The signs relay tips
for identifying right whales and remind boaters that
they are required by law to maintain a distance of at
least 500 yards from the whales."
Right whales, by the way, are black with white
patches on their head and underside. According to the
FWC, "They can be identified by their broad back with
no dorsal fin, paddle-shaped pectoral flippers and a
notched.fluke, or tail. Adults can grow to a length- of
55 feet and a weight of 55 tons or more. The slow-
moving giants are so named because they were deemed
the 'right whales' to hunt by whalers, who decimated
the populations in the 1800s."
You would think that it wouldn't be all that impos-
sible to get people to give something that big a wide
birth, but apparently not. The FWC reported that there
are increasing boat-whale interactions taking place,
with the whales coming out on the short end of the
"A .right whale was struck by a yacht off the
Georgia coast in March, nearly severing a portion of
its fluke," FWC officials said. "The whale was seen
recently in waters off the Northeast, and appeared to
be near death as a result of injuries sustained from that
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 4, 2005 a B-3
All sheepies all time right now, plus some redfish
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's that time of year: We're somewhat between sea-
sons for trout and snook, redfish seem to be somewhat
elusive, but sheepshead are literally swarming near any
kind of piling, dock, structure or any other bit of rock
around. Please check out Capt. Zack's recipe this week
for a good dining experience.
Offshore action is also fine for grouper and snapper
as long as the wind is calm.
And for the commercial fishers, and restaurant
patrons, red grouper season has reopened. Talk about
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina in Cortez said it's sheepsheadd
and more sheepshead, along with a few trout, pompano
and redfish. Live shrimp has been producing record
catches of the bucktooth porgys. It's winter and the
zebra-striped brawlers are the main event. They are run-
ning up to 6 pounds and very numerous." Capt. Zach
even offered a recipe for sheepshead: "Had a mess
baked, stuffed with a shrimp and crab dressing and
topped with hollandaise the other day. Pretty good gro-
ceries in my book." Rightfully so.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore grouper and snapper action is terrific right now,
with yellowtails and mangroves tipping the scales at
better than 5 pounds. Good catches are coming in from
about 100 feet of water. Inshore action includes "tons"
of sheepshead by any piling, and redfish are biting in
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been catching small -but not legal-size
- redfish around the docks in Terra Ceia Bay. Sheeps-
head were his best bet, plus some catch-and-release
trout that were still prohibited until the beginning of
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters
said he's been putting his charters onto biggrouper in
shallow water maybe 40 feet or so out in the Gulf
near the Tampa ship channels. He's also catching gags
to 12 pounds. Bluefish and big sheesphead are being
reeled in on the nearshore artificial reefs by his clients.
He's also seeing some good catches of mangrove and
lane snapper. plus Key West grunts caught on half-cut
thread herring and live shrimp on offshore trips. "This
week," he said, "expect the inside and pass fishing at
New Pass, Big Pass and Longboat Pass to pick up as
the Gulf water clears and warms a bit. The offshore bite
will remain active from 30 feet on out."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said it's all
sheepshead all the time off his deck. Action has really
picked up, but it's only the black-and-white fish that are
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sheepshead from the pilings under the pier, with sand
fleas and live shrimp working best. There are also a
few black drum and small snapper being caught, he
Capt. Mark Johnston out of Annie's Bait &
Tackle in Cortez said he's been finding some excellent
redfish action on almost every trip, with up to 20 fish
caught on some of his excursions.
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, reports include sheeps-
head from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, some pom-
pano and lots of small grouper and a few huge jacks.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are good reports of black drum coming from the
Manatee River and sheepshead in the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge area. Small snook are also being caught and
released from Terra Ceia Bay, he added.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle; reports include
lots of big sheepshead from the Anna Maria Island
Bridge. Here's a tip for the sheepies-wannabes: Tip
your hook with a shrimp, then dangle it close to a piling
and get ready for a fight. Other action included redfish
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grouper, mangrove snapper and catch-and-release red
grouper. "We are still catching big gag grouper to 20
pounds, as well as mangrove snapper to 7 pounds and
yellowtail snapper to 3 pounds. Our clients hooked
into some Goliath grouper this week. I predict that this
action will continue throughout the cooler months."
He's been fishing deep in the Gulf- 95 feet deep or so
- using live grunts, pinfish and tomtates as bait, plus
some frozen Spanish sardines and.shrimp.
On my boat Magic, we've been averaging up to 25
sheepshead per trip, plus a few redfish. On an offshore
run, we caught grouper, yellowtail and mangrove snap-
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are
also welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
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280 people bowled, with at least another 50-75 specta-
tors in attendance. The O'Connors and their wives and
friends, who really do all the work, and their sponsor,
The Islande, raised another $9,000 to help fund the
sports programs at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. That brings their total in 15 years to a whopping
Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, that
day in August produced at least two "triathletes" and
several biathletess." Triathletes Rick Lease and Matt
Bowers surfed in the morning, golfed at the Her-icane
Golf Challenge (benefiting my MHS girls soccer team)
in the afternoon and bowled (if you can call it that) the
night away at the O'Connor Challenge. Biathletes, or
those that golfed and bowled, included Greg Koeper,
Kathy Houck, Bob Slicker, Bowers, Pat Hagerty, Jeff
Marx and Wayne Wood. Matt Welch pulled off the
surfing-bowling combination to earn biathlete status as
well, while this writer did bowl one game in place of
my wife Jennifer to keep my bowling streak alive.
7. Unlikely Dearlove on
Regular readers of Islander sports have grown
accustomed to reading about the basketball exploits of
Justin and Hailey Dearlove during the past few years,
but older sister Heather has recently enjoyed some suc-
cesses of her own on the basketball court.
As a freshman member of seventh-ranked
Bradenton Christian Panthers girls' basketball team,
Heather Dearlove is not a starter and she spent half the
season on the school's junior varsity team. You won't
hear her complain, though. Not after the experience she
gained after her midseason call-up, not to mention the
contribution she made during her team's run to the state
In BCS' 62-54 victory over Lecanto Seven Rivers
Christian on Feb. 22, Dearlove played an important part
in the Lady Panthers' rally from an 11-point deficit.
Senior center and third all-time leading scorer Jessica
Magley started the rally with a three-pointer and senior
point guard Danielle Fischer contributed a pair of three-
pointers during the run, but Dearlove's basket from the
left wing brought BCS to within one point late in the
third period as BCS stayed alive in its quest for the final
four in Lakeland.
Dearlove and her teammates went on to make it
to the final four for the fourth time in Magley's five
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seasons as a starter on the BCS girls basketball team.
8. Wrestler Price learning as he goes
A T-shirt seen at the District 11, Class 2A wrestling
tournament in Venice said all you need to know about
the rigors of wrestling. "You play baseball, basketball
and football. You don't play wrestling."
As a freshman with no wrestling experience, Sean,
Price's expectations weren't real high. He went out for
the wrestling team purely as a way to get a good work-
out so he'd be ready for the next football season. Little
did he know he'd be an important contributor to the var-
sity team before the season was over. He started out on
the JV team and had some successes to go along with
learning the ropes. He compiled a 9-8 record before
a varsity wrestler became ineligible in the 189-pound
division. Price, all 175 pounds of him, got the call and
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moved up to wrestle with the varsity team.
He's taken his share of knocks, but it's all good,
says Coach Gugliemini. "Sean's done a nice job for us,
given his inexperience. He's shown a lot of heart, plus
he's gaining a world of experience, which will only
help him down the road."
9. Islander's slam helps Bayshore victory
Island resident Pat Cole had three hits, including a
grand slam home run over the left-center field fence to
lead the Bayshore High School Bruins to a 12-0 victory
over Lemon Bay on March 11 in junior varsity baseball
Cole, a product of the Anna Maria Island Little
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
Feb. 2 8 p.m. ReMax vs. Westcoast Air
Division I (ages 12-13)
Jan. 5 8 p.m. Danziger vs. Observer
Jan. 6 7 p.m. Air & Energy vs. A Paradise
Jan. 6 8 p.m. Danziger vs. Homes of Distinction
Jan. 9 6 p.m. Danziger vs. A Paradise
Jan. 9 7 p.m. Observer vs. Homes of Distinction
Division II (ages 10-11)
Jan. 6 6 p.m. Harcorn vs. Duncan
Jan. 7 2 p.m. Harcorn vs. Saleaway Cruises
Jan. 7 3 p.m. Island Family Physicians vs.
Jan. 10 6 p.m.Harcorn Corp. vs.
Island Family Physicians
Division III (ages 8-9)
Jan. 5 7 p.m. Jessie's vs. Kumon
Jan. 7 10 a.m.Bistro's vs. Kumon
Jan. 7 11 a.m.Jessie's vs. Dips
Jan. 10 7 p.m.Jessie's vs. Bistros
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Jan. 5 6 p.m. Ross Dev. vs. Oden-Hardy
Jan. 7 4 p.m. Ross Dev. vs. LPAC
Jan. 7 5 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. ReMax
Jan. 10 6 p.m. ReMax vs. LPAC
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-4
League program, is a sophomore in his second year as
the starting catcher for the JV Bruins. He's had at least
one hit in every game for the 4-2 Bruins for a gaudy
.467 batting average.
10. Puck drops for first roller hockey
The puck dropped and the action commenced in
the first-ever Anna Maria Islanders roller hockey league
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The end-
to-end action got started in April when the league's
three teams laced 'em up and started their season.
Though the experience and talent levels vary
greatly from player to player, there was no shortage of
fun for players, parents and fans.
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Anna Maria Elementary School third-graders from Karen Newhall's and Kathy Grandstad's classes spent an
afternoon celebrating the end of the first semester at the Manatee Public Beach, days before the start of winter
break. In true Florida style, they enjoyed a holiday party among sand sculptures and seagulls.
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6-B 0 JAN. 4 2006 E THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin
Palma Sola resident Dr. John Bald-
win, D.C., recently opened Oceanside
Health and Chiropractic Center at
6607 Third Ave. W. in Bradenton near
the West Manatee Fire and Rescue sta-
tion on 66th Street.
In addition to chiropractic care, Dr.
Baldwin offers a number of other ser-
vices for patients.
"We don't just treat pain, we offer
pain prevention," he said.
Oceanside provides vitamins, well-
ness counseling and nutritional informa-
tion for a healthier body.
Office hours are Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on Oceanside,
call Dr. Baldwin at 792-3777.
Starfish Beach Cottages at 2915
Ave. E in Holmes Beach is under con-
struction and the units promise a "back-
to-the-future" look of the old-style cot-
tages that once graced Anna Maria
Island, said real estate agent Barry
"We're responding to the market
demand and we are going to market
these units to people who plan to use
them as a residence," said Gould. The
Island has enough rental properties, he
said, and Starfish Beach Cottages is
aimed at people looking to live on the
The units, designed by O'Brien
and Smith Architecture, offer the quiet
elegance of an Island cottage with a
fenced-in courtyard, palm trees, heated
pool and upscale furnishings and ameni-
-6300 Flotilla Drive $359,000;
Shell Point condo, 2BR/2BA, carport.
503 Sanderling Circle $395,000
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA, lakefront.
6400 Flotilla Drive $499,000
WestBay Point, 2BR/2BA, ground level.
8019 Marina Drive $1,950,000
5BR/3.5BA, Bimini Bay, very special.
511 74th St. $969,000
4BR/2BA, 40x20 pool, dock and lift.
621 Key Royale Drive $2,300,000
3BR/2BA, on Tampa Bay, best view!
4107 Royal Palm Drive $699,000
2BR/2BA, dock, lift, no bridge, beautiful.
625 Emerald Lane $859,000
2BR/2BA, pool, dock, good boat water.
213 70th Street $839,000
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Third Ave. N. in Bradenton. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
S"We are taking these older duplexes
in need of repair and turning them into
cottage-style units that bring back the
old Island look," noted Gould.
All units are two bedroom, two
bath, said Gould and prices start in the
low $600,000 range. A condominium
association will be formed to handle all
maintenance and fees associated with
Gould added that a second develop-
ment of 13 units similar in design and
concept to Starfish Beach Cottages is
being planned in Holmes Beach near the
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops and an
announcement on that project should be
made this month.
For more information on Starfish
Beach Cottages, call Gould at 448-5500,
or go on the Internet to
The Everything Under the Sun
Garden Center and produce market at
5704 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach
will hold its anniversary celebration next
week with a number of special offerings
to patrons of the establishment.
To reach Everything Under the Sun,
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Island real estate
6300 Marina Drive, Unit 9B, Island
Walk, Holmes Beach, a 1,875 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath condo built in 2004 was sold
12/12/05, OM Island Properties LLC to
Doran for $695,000; list $645,000.
105 Beach Ave.,'Anna Maria, a
vacant 50x100 lot was sold 12/16/05,
Bode to Bruder for $660,000; list
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Featured sale: This lot at 105 Beach
Ave., Anna Maria, sold in November
2004 for $520,000 and this month for
$660,000, for a 26 percent increase in
13 months. The cost per square foot
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Photo: Jesse Brisson
2905 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a
1,448 sfla / 2,723 sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar
home built in 1999 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 12/14/05, Fletcher to Edge for
$650,000; list $650,000.
6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 41, West-
bay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a
1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1977 was sold 12/15/05, Graham
to Stabeck for $590,000.
3701 Fifth Ave., Unit #1, Gulf View
Townhouses, Holmes Beach, a 1,431
sfla / 1,609,sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1982 was sold 12/12/05, Keser to
Ichter for $499,000; list $499,000.
456 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a
1,071 sfla / 1,614 sfur 2bed/2bath canal-
front villa built in 1962 on a 25x115 lot
was sold 11/10/05, Minturn to Boles for
2412 Gulf Drive N., Unit 225, Club
Bamboo South, Bradenton Beach, a 430
sfur studio condo was sold 12/15/05, S
and S Beach Properties LLC to Girard
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Holmes Beach, can
be reached at (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate trans-
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www.islander.org. Copyright 2005.
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Dr, Kathleen Goerg of Island Chiropractic Center invited patients to bring "toys
for treatment," which were then donated to children in Manatee Memorial Hospi-
tal over the holidays. From left, Goerg and assistants Danielle Lingard and Jessica
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
SConforming and jumbo loans.
S1st and 2nd mortgages.
'* No closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
SResidential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
502 72nd Street
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Mark Pohyba, center, of Cannons Marina, recently received the Grady-White
Boats Service Certification from Grady-White director of sales and marketing Joey
Weller, left, and Kris Carroll, president of Grady-White Boats. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Cannons Marina
Richard's compiling cookbook, seeking recipes
Richard's Whole Foods is putting downloaded at richardswholefoods.com.
together its first-ever cookbook, and The only requirement is that half of the
is actively looking for favorite recipes ingredients be available for purchase at
from Islanders and others. Richard's.
The store, its Island branch at 5344 All profits from sale of the books are
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, said submis- to be donated to All Faiths Food Bank.
sion forms may be picked up-there or Details are available at 778-4322.
Call' T Free 9177-778-6060i
521 ul *Div, o i -ne eah L aa i *ealy o -, 800 -23-25
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HOLMES BEACH LOT Heavy wooded
lot. Least expensive on the Island. Build
your home just steps from the beach. Look
for sign. $415,000. Ken Rickett, 778-4800.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Direct
Gulffront, great value. 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished. Pool front, elevator, nicely furnished.
Pristine Gulffront complex. $989,000. Lynn
BAY WATCH Direct bayfront unit with
views to the Sarasota Skyline. Boat
dock, pool and two under cover parking
spaces. Newly furnished! Very good
rental property. $579,000. Call Quentin
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NEW TOWNHOME Very spacious
3BR/2BA with two-car garage. Town-
home recently built. $749,000. Quentin
IDEAL LOCATION Elevated and
updated duplex. 2BR/2BA each side, short
stroll to the beach. Tons of storage and
charming outdoor living space. $619,000.
Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.
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COCONUTS 1BR/1BA poolside turn-
key furnished unit with Gulf view. Only
steps to the beach! Impeccably main-
tained for your most discriminating buyer.
$539,900. Mary Burke, 778-4800.
Top Producing Realtor
Toll Free 1-866-587-8559
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
Three beautiful town-
homes to choose from. .
Very. popular commu-
nity in north Holmes ,
Beach with two or .i ,
three bedrooms and
two-car garages with
bonus rooms. Just .. W':
steps to the beach. Two
in, the condo associa-
tion (newest) with two
master suites on the
top floor and the largest living area, each with four porches.
One in the home owners association closer to the beach with
the master bedroom on the first level up and guest rooms
upstairs.- Heated community pool. From $635-673,000.
3224 EAST BAY DRIVE
REL ESThE COMPANY' HOLMES BEACH
8-B 3 JAN. 4, 2006 T THE ISLANDER
REAL ESTATE LLC
1BR/1BA Turnkey-furnished villa. Adorable beach
hideaway. Updated with bayfront heated pool, just
steps to deeded white sandy beach access. Wonderful
rental program in place with on-site manager. Small
pet allowed. $375,000.
HOLMES BEACH POOL HOME
3BR/2.5BA. Updated home just steps to prime beach.
Split-plan, Corian, new windows, baths and kitchen.
Large, heated, caged pool. $1,299,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA Central Holmes Beach turnkey furnished
condo. Views of Gulf. Tennis, heated pool, beautiful
beach. Excellent rental with liberal rental policy.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $359,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished corner unit. Gulf view.
Secured entry, pool, tennis. Beautiful white sand
beach. Close to shopping and restaurants. $729,000.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT HOME
Gorgeous home with incomparable Gulf views. Reno-
vated.-Large GULFFRONT lot. Inground pool, deck-
ing, beautifully landscaped, fruit trees. Spectacular!
NORTH POINT HARBOUR
2BR/2BA Canal home. New seawall. Dock, boat lift.
Direct access to Intracoastal-waterway. Vaulted ceil-
ing, eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile, community pool and
GULFFRONT WATER'S EDGE
2BR/2A Gulffront condo. Turnkey furnished. Updated.
ceramic tile. Excellent mid-Island location. Pool,
secured lobby, under-building parking. $995,000.
LAKESIDE VILLAGE GREEN VILLA
2BR/2BA large, \ Illage Green condo. Lovely view,of
lake, beautiful birds. Close to gazebo, pavilion and
pool. Quiet, residential area. $379,900.
BIMINI BAY BAYFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA. Custom ki chen, ceramic tile, master
bedroom/fireplace and jacuzzi. Brick patio, heated
pool, lush landscaping. T..-o docks!dar.it, sprinkler
system/iell. HurriL.in film, two-car garage/reinforced
WONDERFUL WESTBAY COVE
.2BR/2 B. condo. Light, bright cornLtr unic. Close.:
to pool. Ceramic tile, .shutters and glass enclosed
lanai. Near bank, doctors, shopping and restaurants.
GULFFRONT'HOLMES BEACH CONDO
1BR/1.5BA seaside beach house condo. Turnkey fur-
1 nished. Sautillo tile. Gorgeou xiei t of the Gulf. Beau-
tiful beach. Excellent rental. $799,900.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT HOME
,4BR!3BA in Anna Mtlaria cin. Mile, of bauciful walk-
ing beach. Gulf sid deck and gazebo. Ripurian rights.
Area of renewal and new housing. View of Gulf, bay,
Egmont Key and Skyway bridge. 2 .650,000.
GULFFRONT HOME & GUEST COTTAGE
3BR/2.5BA and 1BR/1BA guest house. Secluded,
on one of Anna Maria's finest beaches. Nicely ren-
ovated, furnished, vaulted ceiling. French doors,
fireplace,security shutters, garage. $3,650,000.
ISLAND'S FINEST COMMUNITY
4BR/3BA North Point Harbour. Lap pool, waterfall
and hot tub. New' seawall, dock, fruit trees,
vaulted ceiling, deck, French doors. Multi-car garage.,
From $700 / month
S SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week/) $.1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 3q2 l' waw.suncoastinc.com
imPly the Best
VIDEO RENTAL BUSINESS. Only one on Anna Maria
Island. About 2 million visitors to the island make this store
a great opportunity Business only $139,000.
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NORTH END OF THE ISLAND Sailboat canal truly
unique and artistic. 2BR/2.5BA. A one-of-a-kind plea-
sure to see! 1,000 sf of decks. Heated spa. Beautiful yard
with peek of Egmont lighthouse. $850,000.
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HISTORIC CORTEZ One of the cutest homes in
the village. Completely restored, hardwood floors,.
large livingroom, 2BR, big patio and nicely land-
HUGE TWO FAMILY
.Wonderful floor plan.
.- .... Almost 3;000 sf.
-2BR/2BA each floor.
S''" Views of Gulf and bay.
,6 11 Large verandas for sipping
Srrint i |I:,.; Enjoy as is
or'convert to large single
family in a great neighbor-
BATYFRONT Laire 2BR 2BA ,...ith irn.:,thi-in-rl-!a..
apartment. New dock and sailboat Water. Zoned
duplex; Over 10,000 sf; $1,275,000.
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KEY ROYALE Faces- bayou Rimondeled 3BR 2BA tile
'throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, new appliances,
new kitchen and brthl.:ri ..s Canal end, Very large lot
for e\l:,ario, r pol r 8w40 000 ) -
FABULOUS GULFFRONT At rnorth end r .lith
spectacular views of Gulf, dunes and seaoats. Very large
,2BR/3BA; 2,400 sf.
LA PLAGE The premier Island condo with champagne-
and-sandals lifestyle. Never lived in, held off the market
until 2006. 2450 sf. 3BR/2.5BA of dignified richness
directly on the Gulf. $1,990,000.
M ike 800-367-1617
Norm an,07 f86 3101 GULF DRIVE
Realty INC HOLMESBEACH
* What a deal! This duplex
comes with lot across street *
* .on Sarasota Bay! Enjoy these *
* open water views from your
3BR/3BA duplex and rent out
the 1BR/1BA. Super location
S. on quiet street with boat docks
*i and some updating. Can be
single. family home 4BR/4BA *
or remain duplex. Callformore *
Sinfo! Offered at: $969,000
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS *
* Super opportunity to own Island business!
* Offered at: $199,500 & Inventory. ,
* .'-A Deborah Thrasher : *
." RE/MAX Excellence ,
(941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com *
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Ne\\ 3BR/2.5 BA home on large lot in quiet north-
west Bradenton neighborhood. Lots of upgrades.
$59X.000. Call GreL at 720-0932 for all the details.
FOR SALE BY OWJ
Closing Costs Paid* Plus One-Year
Pre-paid lazard, Wind and Flood nsura'ne
O-N O O(IANFRONTW XURY C(NDO
S2BR. 2BA lurnkey, compltlly
S. i i updated with power tilerioi
S" .'.,",'..g :i,.:. hurricane huners 55 rommu
A e!" nay designer interior 5400 Gulf
Di -36 Holmes Beach Best
Svaolue on the Island S985.000.
GULFFRONT MARI1NOUE NORIH
5300 Gull Dr =105.Holmes Bech
3BR.,2BA Undergoing omplie te
renovolion (all now Io custom
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2BR.2BA and IBR'IBA. 303
S74t1151 Holmes Beach Approved
[or two additional lo d condos
Positive cash low S799.000
(all (941) 744-6906
2BR/1 BA, 85x90 foot lot.7,971 S
sf, 500 steps to beach. 206
73rd St. Beautiful landscape
with grapefruit, mango and
gumbo limbo trees. $749,000. -
Call(941) 744-6906. : ;. .: ,
Closing Costs Include:
All Bank Fees
SAllTitle and Related Charges
OneYear Pre-insurance: Hazard/wind/flood**
Services provided by
Bobby Edington First Equity inail
/i -Insurance & Financial Services
Team Title Services, Inc.
*For borrowers with 650+ scores. If World Savings is unable to complete the financing, the closing value can be
transferred up to $950.Title fees include owners policy, all related doc stamps and court filing charges." In case
of a condo: a premium Will be paid for $100,000 interior contents Sales price is between buyer and seller.The
bank, title company and insurance company play no role in the sales price. First Equity Financial, LLC. Agents
under LIC/HUD for World Savings Bank, a Federal savings bank/Golden West Financial. Lic number ME00065760.
1901 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA. 94612. Loans originate in Utah
10-B W JAN. 4, 2006 C TILE ISLANDER
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library.
Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving,
and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann
Adams, (941) 779-1208.
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SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First aid-
certified, 13-year old, eighth-grade female, great with
kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
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.
BABYSITTING, RED Cross first-aid and babysitter
certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.
LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable,
live-in care for your loved one. Excellent references.
Please, call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.
CAREGIVER: ABLE TO live in, can travel, very
dependable and honest. Good references.
Non-smoker/drinker. Experienced with Alzheimer
patients. (941) 744-0800 or 812-8948.
CAREGIVER AVAILABLE: 42 years experience,
area references. No lifting. (941) 746- 9246. Leave
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings; maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941)
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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
(941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.
Prudential ;FEIAURED LISTING
Palms Realty -. --
Call Michelle Musto
Fine Homes Specialist
VALENCIA GARDENS Renovated ground floor end unit, 2bed/
2bath condo with great views of El Conquistador golf course!
Turnkey furnished, readyfor you to move in. Close to beaches,
IMG Academy, private courtyard, pool, spa, and lanai. Florida
living at it's best. $299,900.
A WATERLOVERS DREAM! Wonderful master suite with a grand
deck overlooking the bay, 4 guest suites + a grand room, and a
gourmet kitchen opening up onto a wrap-around deck with bay
views. Easy boat access Bay and Gulf. Offered at $2,795,000.
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GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY-3BR/2BA
home with wonderful open-beam ceilings, newflooring, new
dock, no bridges to bay. Short walk to beach, botanical park
and a great restaurant. Build up for bay views! $789,000.
GREAT VALUE! HOME WITH DEEDED BOAT SLIP Gr,:unj
level-2BR/1BA home in a quiet neighborhood. Bright and airy
with an open floor plan. Short walk to the beach and just
steps from your boat. Great winter residence or investment/
renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN Enjoy Island living in this beautifully
remodeled home located in Anna Maria. Granite coun-
ter tops, wood floors, brand new carpet. Move right in.
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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME 75 x 106 lot across the street
from the beach in central Holmes Beach. Walk to shops and
restaurants. Architect plans available for a custom designed,
beautiful ground level home permissible on this lot, or build
up for gulf views! $627,500.
RARELY AVAILABLE NORTH BEACH VILLAGE UNIT. Largest
floor plan over 1,500 sf with three decks. Choice location,
private condo with two-car garage, nicely maintained, heated
pool and close to the beach! $675,000.
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NEW CONSTRUCTION! LOW MAINTENANCE HOME! Construction
complete! Coastal designed 3BR/2.5BA home with 18-foot ceilings,
granite countertops, stainless appliances, wood floors, 8-foot French
doors, two open decks, Hardi Plank siding, a swimming pool and
much more all close to beach access! This is a must see! $895,000.
INVESTOR ALERT! 13,728 sf duplex lot, with the bonus of a
-recently renovated duplex. Don't miss this one! 6BR/4BA and
plenty of room for TWO pools! Call today for more details!
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
condo. Heated pool, rooftop sundeck with great views, excel-
lent rental history with no rental restrictions! A must see.
IW L A R I
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker.
4400 MANATEE AVENUE WEST BRADENTON, FL 34209 941.748.6300
Kimberly Roehl, P.A. 941 447-9988
Investing in Property Leads to Opportunities
SPECITA-CULAR CANAL HOME
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Enjoy your tropical palm oasis in this four-bedroom 2,600 sf
home. Features include granite, travertine, fireplace, pool,
large dock with lift and direct access to Manatee River with
no bridges to Tampa Bay. $699,900.
Elevated 2BR/1.5BA single-family villa with enclosed garage
and workshop below. Quiet Holmes Beach location with
several tropical fruit trees and only two blocks to the beach.
Terrific second home or investment opportunity. $379,000.
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.
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort 1325 Gulf Drive North
Six new condo/hotel 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
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
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CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941)
SANDY'S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional clean-
ing and decorating island references available. For
unbeatable service, call 798-9484.
APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air condi-
tioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage
disposal, other household items. Honest, depend-
able. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.
MR. BILLS HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy
Inc. Retired banker, Island resident converting life-
long hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. 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)
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
IWl .- RIEALTOFR,.
31Years ofProfessional Service
EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
MARTINIQUE NORTH-Direct Gulf and bay view 2BR/2BA
corner unit with garage/storage. Updated. $939,000.
HOLMES BEACH-Neptune's Gardens 2BR home. Over 1,000 sf.
Near beach. $499,000.
KEY ROYALE Canalfront/golf course view $795,000. J
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Gulfview, 2BR/1BA each side or
4BR/2BA house. Great investment at $1,199,00.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX, large lot, 2BR/1 BA; 1BR/1 BA $720,000
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 Palm- New Luxury Gulffront Villas
Gulffront Villas, 3BR/2BA Homes, Condos.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
BupjIN, qLLLN9, RENuTIN VE CAm HELP!
VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ROD & REEL
Quiet north end location on North Bay Blvd.
,'' Nestled between beautiful Bean Point and
Bayfront Park. Offered at $735,000. Call
Stephanie Bell, Broker. (941) 920-5156.
.! GREAT LOCATION. GREAT BEACH ACCESS!
0 Anna. Maria Village. Short stroll to the beach.
..I L,rttd at $745,000. Call Frank Migliore
S3-2307 or Stephanie Bell 920-5156.
< ATTENTION WATERFRONT INVESTORS!
.i The Tarpon Lodge on Terra Ceia Bay. 1.3
., a: res with direct access to bay and over 355
l-e' on the water. Asking price $1,400,000.
S;_ Fur specifics call Stephanie Bell, Broker
--'. 0-5156. MLS#514229.
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TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solv-
ing for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, West-
coast Nuisance Wildlife Service, (941) 778-3455, or
cell (941) 720-4152.
ISLAND CLEANING: HOMES, rentals, condos.
Weekly, biweekly, seasonal move-ins/move-outs.
References: Reasonable rates. Call (941)
SCOTT'S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service.
How may I help you? (941) 538-0664.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn
and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
reputation ~ -esources ~ Resuts
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SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-
ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941)
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State
licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island. resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
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reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
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MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All
phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul Beaure-
gard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cab-
inets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941)
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY-SIXYEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.
CARL V.JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holrhes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical
yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island.
$1,600/weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
,walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901)- 301-8299 or e-mail
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus com-
munity, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with
greatroom and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the
beach or. Intracoastal. All utilities including trash,
except phone. Rent weekly to annually. No pets.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/! BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach
Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim
Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next
to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo,
2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island, Flor-
ida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach
3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with
ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi,
granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi
in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully
equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941)
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1 BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.
GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach
location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006.
Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet
area of Island with open floor plan and large
terrace overlooking the Gulf. From $1,750/week
with discounted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second
floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog
OK. $1,400/month. Sun Coast Real Estate, (941)
GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1BA,
newly updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck.
Holmes Beach, close to shopping, restaurants,
lush gardens. $950week, $3,200/month. (941)
SEASONAL RENTAL: Available December, Janu-
ary, February, March and April. Cheerful, 1BR/1 BA,
non-smoking apartment. North-end Anna Maria
Island. $1,700/month, plus tax. (941) 778-5445.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or
SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home.
5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards
from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January,
2006-April, 2006. $4,800/month. Call (813) 948-1267
or email email@example.com.
BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1BR/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
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 landscaping, two-car garage, 5 TVs-1
56" screen, 4 DVDs, HD Cable, Gourmet kitchen
(ss, granite, wine cooler) washer/dryer, quality fur-
nishings, fully equipped and golf cart to cruise the
Island, super location. $1900/week, $7000/month.
Non- smoker. Call (863) 581-3252.
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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.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach,
newer 2BR/2BA, elevated, enclosed garage, two
blocks to beach. Call (941) 713- 2150.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second
floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog
OK. $1,400/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941)
55-PLUS MOBILE HOME resort: Steps to Gulf or
bay, 1BR/1BA, turnkey, available January through
April. Nonsmoking, no pets. $1,250/month. (941)
JANUARY RENTAL SPECIAL: One and two bed-
room units at Westbay Cove. Ideal island location.
From $2,500/month. Other months also available.
Call Sharon, (941) 713-9096 or (941) 713-9094. Old
Florida Realty. Licensed Real Estate Broker.
BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1BR/2BA, fully
furnished, washer and dryer. $595/week or
$1,995/month. Pets OK.
www.gulfdriveapartments.com. (941) 778-1098.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Flor-
ida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced
yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Week, month,
season. (941) 485-1874.
SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT:55-plus. 1BR/1BA,
$1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month. Nonsmok-
ing, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (775)
825-9492 or (941) 778-3051.
8799 CORTEZ ROAD: 600 sf office, $500/month.
900 sf office, garage, storage, two 10-foot over-
head doors, $750/month. 8803 Cortez Road, 1,200
sf, former real estate broker. Available February
BRADENTON UNFURNISHED CONDO: 3BR/2BA,
garage. Free water and cable, minutes to beaches,
annual, $1500/month.First, last and deposit. (941)
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
NORTH END OF ANNA MARIA: Winter and spring
dates available. Two blocks north; sunrise, fishing
and dining at the Rod & Reel Pier. Two blocks west;
sunset, beaching and swimming at Bean Point.
One-story home, two bedrooms, renovated kitchen
and bath. Large screened-in porch, landscaped,
fenced-in backyard with patio and heated pool. Pet
friendly! (941) 779-0402.
GULFFRONT CONDO, GROUND level. Breath-
taking sunsets. Furnished 2BR/1BA. Walk to res-
taurants, shops, grocery, trolley. Winter/spring
dates available. $2,000/month/ $600/week. (813)
264-0639 or (352) 592-5870.
FOR RENT: 1BR apartment with pull-out sofa,
sleeps four. Available at Resort 66 for the following
dates; March 4-11,11-18 and 18-25. Full house-
keeping, heated pool and ocean. Just bring your
bathing suit. $900/week. Call (315) 868-2813 cell.
HOLMES BEACH: NEWLY remodeled 1BR/1BA,
750 sf apartment. 100 feet from bay. Includes water
and trash. First, last and security. Small pet OK with
additional deposit. $850/month. (949) 813-4900.
CANALFRONT: BRAND new Anna Maria luxury
home. Gorgeous views. 3BR/2BA. Available now,
February, March and April. Walk to beach, shopping,
restaurants. $3,800/month. (813) 269-9917.
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished
mobile home, gated community on creek. Bradenton
Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool, four-six
month rental. $1,100/month. (863) 688-3524 or (863)
608-1833. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU WILL LOVE this Ringling retreat at Lido Beach:
2BR/1BA modern, fully-furnished duplex of his-
torical background in. garden setting. Walk to
beach and St. Armands restaurants and popular
shopping center, 15-minute bus ride to Main
Street, Sarasota. $800/week or monthly beginning
March. Please, phone (941) 383-0244 or e-mail
SEASONAL, CLEAN, 1BR mobile home. One mile
to beaches. Sorry, no pets or.smoking. Ideal
for couples. $1,200/month. Includes utilities. (941)
SEASONAL OR MONTHLY: 3BR/2BA condo on
Palma Sola Bay. Seawall and dock. Furnished with
kitchen, linens and all appliances. $2,750/month.
Call (863) 557-7809.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex across from
AMI Community Center. $1,000/month, unfurnished.
Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, one block to
beach. Completely remodeled, ground level. Call
Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA. Live in old Florida
canal home. Boat lift, hot tub, extra-large closets,
ground level. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
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2BR/1.5BA, BEAUTIFUL DECK, many coconut
palms, steps to the beach. $1,890/month. Avail-
able immediately and until end of March. (941)
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, great water views,
gated, pool, tennis, covered parking, One mile from
beach. Annual rental. $1,200/month. Call Maria at
CORTEZ/BRADENTON BEACH: Spacious area,
1BR/1BA apartment, furnished resort style. Utili-
ties and cable included. Laundry. Available Jan 15.
$1,950/month,. seasonal. (941) 761-2725.
DEEP-WATER BOAT slip: north end of Anna Maria.
Easy Gulf access. (941) 794-8877.
ISLAND BEACH COTTAGE: For sale by owner.
2BR/1BA, large one-car garage concrete block
home. Fenced 50x100 foot lot located a block from
beach and bay. Call (941) 795-8979. $525,000.
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums, west .Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Span-
ish-style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully fur-
nished, rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private
setting on cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite.
New cabinets, windows, doors, A/C, ductwork, stain-
less appliances. Payer drive/patios. (941) 778-4560.
OCEANFRONT LUXURY CONDO: 2BR/2BA turn-
key, completely updated with power exterior hurri-
cane shutters, 55-plus community, designer interior.
Closing costs paid. 5400 Gulf Drive, No. 36, Holmes
Beach. $985,000. Call (941) 744-6906.
5613 Guava St.,
2 B R 2 BA.
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new appliances and new air handlers in both units.
Secluded location, close to downtown, great land-
scaping. $650,000. Principals.only. (941) 794-9940.
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)
FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Perico Island, beauti-
ful, designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage,
pool. $549,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
PERICO ISLAND: 1,170-sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo.
Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Rented until
8/06. $345,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything.
Colony Cove. 1,600 square feet. Views of Manatee
River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55-plus, five pools. $58,500.
BAYVIEW TERRACE CONDO: 1BR/1BA furnished.
Steps to beach, heated pool on bay, no age restric-
tion. Price reduced to $349,900. (941) 778-9331.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, 85-by-90-
foot lot. 7,971 sf, 500 steps to beach. 206 73rd St.
$749,000. Call Bobby, (941) 744-9606.
GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE NORTH: 5300 Gulf
Drive, No.105,.Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA. Undergo-
ing complete renovation. Call now to customize.
Motivated seller. $1,100,000. Closing costs paid.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, lot large enough for land
condo. $799,000. Brokers protected. Call (941) 779-0120.
3101 Gulf Drive,
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DUPLEX ON DOUBLE LOT: 2BR/1BA and
1BR/1BA. 303 74th St., Holmes Beach. Approved
for two additional land condos. Positive cash flow.
Closing costs paid. $799,000. Call (941) 744-6906.
ANNA MARIA LOT: 75-by-116 on sailboat canal.
$725,000. For details, photos, survey and optional
house plans. Sheryl, (610) 247-9496. Visit http://
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA condo.
Fully furnished and equipped. Best-kept condo
complex on the Island. Beautiful beach, pool, hot
tub, sauna and sunsets. No more left on the Island
like this! $1,300,000. (317) 873-3307 for instruc-
tions on virtual tour.
SUNNY SHORES, minutes to beaches! 3BR/1BA
with garage. Two miles to Coquina-Beach. Fur-
nished. Perfect winter retreat or seasonal rental. Just
reduced! $149,900. Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty.
DIRECTLY ON THE BAY in pristine, gated Perico
Bay Club. Turnkey-furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage,
pools, spa, tennis. $399,000. Call owner, (941)
NORTH ANNA MARIA: Large residential vacant lot.
For sale by owner. 85x101 with bay view. $675,000.
Call (941) 778-8405.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Furnished end
unit, 2BR/2BA. Enjoy sunsets year 'round from sofa,
lanai or beach. Low association fee. Weekly rental
allowed. $975,000. (504) 810-0867.
GULFFRONT CONDO: ALL Brand new, totally
remodeled, turnkey furnished. Gorgeous view.
1plus/BR/1BA, sleeps six. Two pools, $575,000.
Holmes Beach. (941) 795-5060.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND beach getaway cabana. Bay
view, updated, large deck, boat slip available. Pines
Trailer Park, 55-plus. $36,999. (941) 778-4820.
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Remember when you could buy a cozy, new and charming ground-level Island cottage with a
heated pool and fenced-in courtyards close enough to the beach to hear the surf? Remember
when they were half the price of similar Gulffront cottages across the street? They're baaack!
Responding to a new AMI market trend, we proudly introduce STARFISH BEACH COTTAGES
in Holmes Beach. These pet-friendly, carefree and quiet homes are elegantly designed for
personal use by Emily Anne Smith of O'Brien and Smith.
Take a pre-construction sneak peek on-line at www.starfishbeachcottages.com.
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802 Audubon Drive.
1BR/1BA Great views $315,000.
503 Sanderling Circle
2BR/2BA, nice villa $395,000.
1265 Spoonbill Landing
2BR/2BA lakefront. $399,000.
886 Waterside Lane
2BR/2BA lakefront, furnished. $459,000.
1227 Edgewater Circle
2BR/2BA bayfront, model.
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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.
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OPEN HOUSE: lpm-4pm, Jan. 7 and 8. Highland
Lakes, 47th Street, off Cortez Road. Desirable
maintained community, Rutenberg villa, 1,924 sf,
2BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen. Dining room, living room,
lanai, two-car garage, community clubhouse and
pool. A gem! (941) 795-1637. $385,000.
CHARMING HISTORIC HOME: Palmetto, one block
from water. 3BR/1.5BA. Renovated, non-allergic, tile and
hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings. Oak and fruit trees on
two city lots. By owner. $245,000. (941) 807-5209.
BEACHFRONT CONDO: 1BR/1BA, new construc-
tion. Designer furnished, spa, pool, excellent
location near restaurants, shopping. Excellent
rental. $529,000. (901) 301-8299, or
REAL ESTATE COMPANY: Full service. Sellers, buyers,
vacation property management, investment properties.
International knowledge. Call Coastal Properties Realty.
www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. (941) 794-1515.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Direct beachfront condos.
2BR/2BA $985,000 and 3BR/2BA. $1,100,000. Bro-
kers protected. Owner financing available. (941)
779-1013 or (717) 392-4048.
ISLAND CONDO: Great view. 2BR/2BA, Cove at
Sandy Point, Unit 205. 3601 East Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach. $375,000 Call (941) 778-1640.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
VILLAGE GREEN: 2BR/2BA villa, two-car garage,
completely updated. $334,000. 6608 12th Ave. W.,
Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.
PERICO ISLAND OWNER: 2BR/2BA townhouse, rarely
on the market. Private end unit with serene lake view.
New tile and carpeted floors. Turnkey, clubhouse; heated
pool, tennis. $450,000. Information: (941) 795-3778.
SUNBOW BAY OWNER: 1BR/1BA condo. End unit,
rarely on market. Many amenities, turnkey, heated pool,
tennis, water view. $325,000. Cell (941) 224-0555.
MICHIGAN LAKEFRONT LOTS: Large, wooded, 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.
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16-B M JAN. 4, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
A LITTLE LAUGHTER
By Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes / Edited by Will Shortz
A list of the A-list
With freedom of tempo
Source of a little
Old propaganda source
People aren't usually
drawn to this
Place in a Robert
One working close to
Learn via a third party
Almond Joy nuts,
Waiting for a pickup
Diner on "Alice"
Red and blue
Big Ten inits.
Son of Mary Stuart
Give a little
81 Health, in Le Havre
84 Paris pops
85 Start of a 1940's-60's
86 Vehicles that may be
under the Yuletide tree
90 Director Jean-
91 Blowing away
92 Not even
97 Cultural character
99 Creaky, maybe
100 Prepares, as chestnuts
105 History chapters
106 Prepares for a ride
108 Season's greetings
110 Laments loudly
111 Capital of Somme
112 Render helpless
113 Old dinero
114 Fly with a long
115 Pounding parts
2 Poet who wrote
"I have executed a
memorial longer lasting
3 Saint-Germain's river
4 Drops off
6 Cubism pioneer Juan
7 Way in or out
8 Can't take
9 Simba's love in 'The
10 Doesn't touch again
11 Levels, briefly
12 Thistlelike plant
13 Winter frosts
14 Mohawk-sporting actor
15 Hurdle for future docs
16 Present seeker
17 Juju and mojo
18 Popular drink mix
21 Stable place
23 Cold war side
27 Chevrolet model
30 Quoits pegs
32 Sports org. north of
35 Chief Jack House and
38 West Coast airport
39 Fishermen bring them
back to shore
40 Suffix with Ecuador
41 Bum place to stay?
42 1983 World Series
winners over the
43 Handel bars?
44 About half of table
49 "Get your hands off
50 Richie's mother, to the
54 Director _C.
55 New York City park
58 Sum parts
60 Breezed through
61 Get by
62 Merry sound of the
65 Mus. increase in
66 First name in Egyptian
67 "It is the night of
dear Savior's birth"
69 Course for course pre-
70 Speaker systems,
72 Invoice no.
73 Garb for 2-Down
74 "I kiss'd thee killed
76 Nickname for the young
77 Some credit card secu-
78 Snake in the grass
79 Elementary school trio
83 Ending with tele-
84 Ltr. afterthoughts
85 Lies low
88 1936 Olympics star
89 Pel's org., once
94 Hold forth
96 'Lots of sissies?
98 16-Down's desire
99 Fictional wirehair
101 Mayberry kid
102 In _(worked up)
103 Assn. and org.
104 "Just hear. sleigh bells
107 Too rehearsed
108 Santa has a red and white
109 Restaurant chain since '58
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SARASOTA BAY FRONT Gated entry provides
privacy for this 3BR/2+BA St Armands home.
Floor-ceiling windows. Separate guest suite.
Pool, spa, dock and boat lift. Dee Dee Burke.
(941) 383-5577. #276667. $5,500,000.
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UNIQUE BOATERS PARADISE Over 150 DUPLEX ON OVERSIZED LOT This over. ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Panoramic
tool Longboat Key bayfron with sii-slip boal- sized lot lealures two dwellings that could be Gull views from Ihis lully furnished 2BR/2BA
house. Well maintained 3BR/3BA. Reno- turned into condominiums.Wholesale prices top-looor, open-plan condo. Well maintained,
vate,-expand or start over. Parforamic views. ior Ine rines!or. Karen Day. (9411778-2246. healed pool, secured elevator, covered
SCathy Melaahl; (941) 383-5577;:- 281127. #517727. 1,050,000. parking, Dave Moynihan. (941) 778-2246.
-$3,950,000. 518199. $997,500.
AATERFR ONT DUPLEX lIsfand duplex in LIFE IS GOOD when whitesand beaches are THE VISTAS AT EL CONQUISTADOR! Pre-
waterfrdnl settirg. 2BR/2BA family room only steps from your door and your home is a mium, 2BR/2BA furnished, waterfront condo
-.apddBR/1BA curr6ity leased.6ocated in pristine 2BR/2BA condo in a beachfront com- with panoramic views of Longboat .Key.
S,quiet area of the Island. Caridi with dockage. plexiKaren Day. (941) 778-2246. 1512655. Escape Island traffic and still be minutes from
SDave .yonihan.(941) 778-2246. #518143. $739,000.- the beaches! Judy McCauleylRoyal Team.
'79950 -. .. (941) 751-0670. #510449. $675,000.
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ESSENCE OF TROPICAL BLISS Elegantly
casual 3BR/2BA Island home only a few
sleps to the beach. French doors open onto
a large secluded tropical yard. Betty Arnold.
(941) 761-3100. #517930. $960,000.
PALMA SOLA SOUND Locationi Desirable
area of line homes Immaculate, spacious
nome. Pool, family room with fireplace. Steps
away from Coastal Living.Toni Lupino. (941)
761-3100. #513970. $529,900.
GULF TO BAY Siluated on Sarasota Bay
and across the street from-the Gull. Fully
furnished 3BR/2BA-unii has fabulous water
views. Open, spacious jloor plan. Heated
pool, deep water ad s. Dave Moynlhan.
(941) 778-2246 #516998. $835,000.
ISLAND OPPORTUNITY! One .ot the-ast .
undeveloped lots on Anna',Maria Island.
Close to gorgeous Gull beaches, Bring your
builder! Gina & Peter UlianolRoyal Team.
(941) 741 2500. #518795 $465,000.
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