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Tear-down, rebuild home boom in Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach homeowners looking to cash in on
the Island's real estate boom are tearing down older
structures and replacing them with new homes with a
hefty price tag.
During the last three months of 2005, the Holmes
Beach Building Department issued eight permits for
residential demolition four single-family homes and
four duplexes.


Holmes Beach rebuffs

county plans for

Kingfish Boat Ramp
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Residents of Westbay Cove in Holmes Beach
showed up en masse at the Jan. 24 city commission to
protest a plan by Manatee County to add parking to
Kingfish Boat Ramp, along with removing Brazilian
pepper trees.
They found five sympathetic ears as city commis-
sioners unanimously rejected a resolution endorsing the
plan.
In a separate vote, the commission also rejected a
county proposal to build a permanent rest room facility
east of the boat ramp.
Doug Means, Manatee County's Environmental
Planning Administrator, made an impassioned plea
for support of the project, noting that the Florida
Department of Transportation, which owns the prop-
erty, wanted at least tacit endorsement of the plan by
the city before it would approve the project. The boat
ramp is considered within the Holmes Beach city limits,
although political jurisdiction is unclear, he said.
Means said the Kingfish plan came after the county
commission directed him to find new locations for boat
ramps and to look at existing facilitates that could
be improved or enlarged. Boating, he observed, has
become extremely popular as the county's population
continues to increase and Kingfish Boat Ramp is the
closest ramp to the Gulf of Mexico for many county
residents.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann attended
the meeting and said one of the commission's concerns
is safety at Kingfish as more and more people use the
ramp.
But Westbay Cove Homeowners Association Pres-
ident Molly McCartney, speaking for the residents,
objected to the plan, citing increased congestion, loss
of habitat and a possible decline in property values. She
added that the proposed rest room would be an "eye-
sore."
Permanent rest rooms at Kingfish "will cause per-
manent problems," she said. In addition, the county
plan would do nothing for Holmes Beach residents.
Agreed, said City Commission Roger Lutz. "How
will these changes help Holmes Beach? I'd like to
hear."
It's strange, he added, that for the 30 years he's
lived in Holmes Beach, the county has never considered
the Brazilian pepper trees at Kingfish a problem, nor
has it been concerned about safety at the ramp.
Von Hahmann said she did not know if the
.county commission could proceed with the plan for
Kingfish without an endorsement from the city or DOT
approval.
The commission was also opposed to a permanent
rest room facility, but Mayor Carol Whitmore pointed
PLEASE SEE KINGFISH, PAGE 3-A


And during the same three-month period, the
department also issued building permits for seven new
dwellings with an estimated construction cost of $4.05
million. Of those permits, five were for new duplexes.
While that seems like a rush of tear-downs and
rebuilds in Holmes Beach, the fourth quarter of 2005
was actually slow compared to the first three quarters of
theyear, Holmes Beach Building Official Bill Saunders
said.
"We'd been averaging about one (home/duplex


construction) permit a week, almost a dozen a quar-
ter since January 2005," he said. "It seems like every-
day, we'd see another home being moved off the Island
to make room for construction. The last three months
have actually seen a bit of a slowdown."
According to figures at the building department, 22
permits to tear down a single-family home or duplex
were issued in 2005, while 38 permits for construc-
tion of either a new single-family home or duplex were
PLEASE SEE BOOM, NEXT PAGE


Tell me more,
tell me more
Ed Straight, left, of
Wildlife Education
Rehabilitation of
Anna Maria, intro-
duces "Angel" the
barn owl to two
young visitors at
Saturday's 10th
AnnualAnna
Maria Island Arts
and Crafts Show
in Holmes Beach.
Andrew McGinnis,
8, left, and sister
A/lie. both of Lake-
land, were
delighted to learn
about Angel and
her rehabilitation.
The McGinnis
family frequents
Hohnes Beach and
ownst a condo
"beach house"
here. Wildlife Inc.
is co-sponsor of
the event. More
"arr photos: Sec-
tion B, page 1.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


Early Seafood Shack estimates made


By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Preliminary price ranges for the Seafood Shack
in Cortez put the property's market value between
$9,025,000 and $10,075,000, according to an appraisal
made for Manatee County.
The owner said the amount is not enough and a
county commissioner said it's unlikely the county would
be able to handle a purchase without outside help, from
grants for example.
Many residents in the historic fishing village favor
the proposal that would have the county- buying the
property and developing it for public use as a home for
the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum, a shop for its
traditional-boat construction program and other nautical
uses, and putting public boat-launching ramps on part
of the waterfront.
However, the proposal has also aroused opposition


among residents of the high-end developments north of
Cortez Road who fear boat ramps would bring heavy
traffic to streets already crowded.
A county representative cautioned that the figures
are strictly preliminary, but indicate the range of what
the anticipated final appraisal would be. It is expected
by the end of the month.
The preliminary estimates break down at
$4,750,000 to $5,250,000 for the restaurant, marina
and paved parking; $2,850,000 to $3,250,000 for
cleared land across the street now used for overflow
parking; and $1,425,000 to $1,575,000 for property
now used as a bait and tackle operation, marine repair
and so on.
Owner Ham Jones, who built the restaurant more
than 30 years ago and developed the other facilities,
PLEASE SEE SHACK, PAGE 3-A


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authorized that year. The total construction value of all
the projects was more than $20 million.
Saunders noted that prior to January 2005, the
department would normally issue about four or five new
residence construction permits during a three-month
period. He also pointed out that the cost of the project
on file with the building department is the construction
estimate, not the sale price.
And tear-down permits are not just for older homes.
Last week, owners of the property at 667 Key Royale
Drive indicated to Saunders they would apply for a
demolition permit to allow Ruttenberg Homes Inc. to
build a new, multi-million dollar residence.
Indeed, any home selling under $1 million on the
Island these days is almost considered "down market."
The latest real estate figures report that the average
single-family home on Anna Maria Island is selling for
more than $900,000, while the average condominium
sale price is at $1.06 million.
"It's just indicative of the changing Island," said
Mayor Carol Whitmore. "It's supply and demand.
People want to live on the Island and price is no
object."
Island real estate values have nearly quadrupled the
past five years and homeowners are taking advantage
of the real estate boom to rebuild, said one local real
estate agent.
"It's simple economics," he said. The demand for
Island living is still strong and many Islanders have their
retirement in their property, he added.
The real estate agent explained that if someone has
an older home with just a small mortgage or none at all,
it might make financial sense to tear it down or move it,
then build a million-dollar structure and sell that new
home for big bucks.
"A lot of people are pocketing hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars on these deals, moving out east or
somewhere else and paying cash for a home and they
still have money left over," the agent said.
The construction boom has been a bonus for the
Holmes Beach treasury as the city took in $77,783
in permit fees for that three-month period along with
another $1,100 in demolition permit fees.


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down or removed. The sale price of each of these units should be well over $1 million, a local real estate agent
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out that a portable toilet has been at Kingfish for the
past six years. A permanent structure built well east of
the ramp and back into the trees might be better than a
portable rest room, she said.
"I don't like it either, but what about a single,
unisex, modular facility," she said. "Let's be realistic.
People are going to use the bushes, the water, the trees
when they have to go."
After the commission rejected support for the rest
rooms, Whitmore met with McCartney and other West-
bay Cove residents and asked them to look at the pro-
posed location for a permanent rest room and see if they
could support, or at least not object, to a facility at that
site.
McCartney agreed and said she'd come back to the
next commission meeting with an opinion.
"I think the commission might support at least a
rest room if Westbay Cove residents don't object," Whit-
more said.

Consolidation
Whitmore reported that she and Bradenton Beach
MaN or John Chappie held their first meeting on the fea-
sibility of consolidation. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn
also attended, although her city commission has pre-
viously rejected any study of consolidating the three
Island governments.
"We're moving forward," said Whitmore. "We're
identifying the problem areas. We'll meet again soon to
discuss a plan to explore the feasibility."

Land uses
The commission approved a draft ordinance deal-
ing with a small plan amendment to the future land use
map of the comprehensive plan-for an area between
52nd Street and 49th Street north of the Anna Maria
Elementary School. The draft will now be sent to the
planning commission for review and recommendations
before returning to the commission.
SBut City Planner Bill Brisson said a similar pro-
posal to change the zoning in Sportsman's Harbor just
south of the school from medium density to low den-
sity should be put on hold while he studies the issue
further.
Brisson said that he wants more information on the
number of duplexes existing at the time of the 1989
comprehensive plan. He also noted that several duplexes
have been permitted in the area since 1989.
"In my opinion, let's wait," he said. "My recom-
mendation may not change, but maybe the comprehen-
sive plan.is the problem, not the zoning,"
Commissioners agreed to discuss the issue at a
future workshop when Brisson has completed his inves-
tigation.

Birdie Tebbetts scoreboard
Commissioners also gave consensus to install a
scoreboard at the Birdie Tebbetts Field after learning
from Scott Dell of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center that the Coca-Cola Co., which is donating the
scoreboard, had no objection to removal of its logo.
The scoreboard would be 8 feet long and 35 inches
high and would be installed in centerfield, pointing
away from nearby residences.
The words "Birdie Tebbetts Field" would be painted
on the scoreboard.
Final approval for the proposal was scheduled for
the Feb. 28 commission meeting.

Sunrise boat basin
After more than two years of discussion and prepa-
ration, commissioners finally passed the first reading of
the ordinance governing lease of docks in the Sunrise
boat basin. The commission also appro\ ed the first read-
ing of the dock-user license agreement that will be used
for both the Sunrise and the T-end canals, but decided
to discuss fees at a future workshop.
The cirt plans to build new docks in the Sunrise
boat basin and approved a $26,500 contract with Doug
Hugenburg Marine Construction Inc. for eight finger
docks in that basin. Constru tion of docks for the T-end
canals \\ ill be considered in next year's budget, the com-
mission said.
While the T-end canal ordinance will be the same
as the Sunrise ordinance, the commission decided not
to pass that ordinance until it has enough money in the


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Into the lion's den
Doug Means of Manatee County shows the residents of Westbay Cove in Holmes Beach exactly where the
county proposes to remove Brazilian pepper trees from the Kingfish Boat Ramp. Means spoke at the Jan. 24
city commission meeting before more than 70 residents of Westbay Cove who opposed the project. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin



Tidemark amendment OK'd,



but neighbor cries foul


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The friendly atmosphere surrounding the
planned 40-unit Tidemark hotel/condominium/
restaurant on the site of the former Pete Reynard's
Restaurant by the Wacho\ i. Bank in Holmes Beach
may not be so friendly these days.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing Tide-
mark neighbor Lance Spotts, is asking the Holmes
Beach City Commission to review several adminis-
trative decisions taken in December 2005 regarding
the Tidemark site plan.
Thompsoi said he had "concerns" that the
"minor" site-plan amendments approved by the city
administration on Dec. 9 were not so minor.
The December 2005 amendment allows Tide-
mark "to retain 'as is' a small boat basin adjacent
to the Spotts property, but previously not shbwn on
approved site plans, presumably because it was to
be filled in and replaced with the last few yards of a
new sea wall," he said.
Thompson disagreed that the amendments could
be approved administratively, claiming the changes
should have been presented to the city commission
in a public.hearing.
In his opinion, the amendments to the Tide-
mark site plan involve an external alteration and the
city's build i n official should have determined that
a site plan review by the commission was required
to "assure compliance" \% ith the original site plan
granted in 2002.
In addition, the amendment "does.not show"
the required 6-foot-high concrete block wall "to be
located along the development's east side," which is
to minimize the Tidemark's impact on Spotts' prop-
erty..
Thompson told Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore in a Jan. 23 letter that "the changes
deemed by your staff to be minor are not minor.
impacts to my client. We must demand that this


budget to build docks there.
The commission did note that a major change in
the proposed T-end canal ordinance from the previ-
ous ordinance is that an owner selling a house cannot
transfer rights to a dock space. The buyer of the home
has to get on the priority list for a dock, but the city
is hopeful there will be enough docks for everyone
when the project is completed.


administrative decision be retracted and, this together
with any future changes, go through the public hearing
process.
"This project is too important for any changes to the
approved plan be merely approved by staff. The public
must be involved in the process," concluded Thompson.
who stopped short of saying his client would file a legal
challenge if the city commission did not review the Tide-
mark site-plan amendments.
Whitmore had no comment on Thompson's claims
and said City Attorney Patricia Petruff would answer
Thompson's allegations after reviewing the issues raised
in his letter.


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said he had "turned do\\ n better offers" and has others in
hand, but the county has first call on the property.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who lives
in Cortez, said the early estimates are well below what
Jones would be expected to want for his property, and
the county probably couldn't undertake such a purchase
unaided.
"I had hoped early on that some grants could be
expected," she said, "but the property actually isn't prom-
ising for grants."


Meetings


Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Continu-
ation of newsracks ordinance, discussion of legislative pri-
orities, pier update and public comment.
SBradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 1, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee meet-
ing.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.






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Plans proceeding for Gulf Drive improvements


By Paul Roat
Preliminary plans have been presented and partially
approved by the Florida Department of Transportation
for improvements to Gulf Drive in the business district
of Bradenton Beach.
Mitch McKnight, with the engineering firm Wilson
Miller, is the consultant hired by the city to oversee
the streetscape improvements. He provided the scenic
highway committee with a report on the status of the
project last week.
Among the improvements will be extensive land-
scaping and sidewalks from Cortez Road to Fifth Street
South. Brick crosswalks across Gulf Drive were vetoed
by the DOT, McKnight said, but other material may
meet with the agency's approval. Brick crosswalks will
be created on side streets flanking the road, he said,
adding that he hoped to convince state officials to allow
a crosswalk at Fifth Street South.
Much of the sidewalk work will entail "filling in the
gaps" of existing paths, he said, and the sidewalks will
flow along both the east and west sides of the road.
Some easements need to be obtained for the side-
walk work, McKnight said.
And one area of the sidewalk, on the east side of
Gulf Drive just south of city hall, will hug the build-
ings rather than run adjacent to the road to allow contin-
ued parking for the shell shop, restaurant and ice cream
parlor in the plaza.
One of the more notable changes to the roadbed
will involve elevating the central portion of the round-
about at Bridge Street. McKnight said many motorists
do not slow and circle at the intersection, opting instead
to drive across the central circle. Elevating that circle
by 3 inches will cause the roundabout to function as
designed as a traffic-calming feature.
"It will encourage passenger vehicles to go around,
not through, the roundabout," McKnight said.
Scenic highway committee members had hoped to
have in-pavement flashing lights to allow motorists to
be aware of pedestrians wishing to cross the road. McK-
night said the DOT officials vetoed the flashing in-pave-


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Here's the plans
Mitch McKnight with the engineering firm Wilson Miller unveiled plans for improvements to Gulf Drive in the
"downtown" section of Bradenton Beach last week. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


ment features, but were supportive of lighted, flashing
"Yield" signage through the area.
Three covered trolley stops will also be erected at
city hall, both east and west sides, as well as some-
where between Fifth and Fourth streets south, he said.
One of the more interesting features of the project
will be beachfront amenities at Fourth Street South and
Bridge Street. Handicapped parking spaces will be cre-


ated, as well as installation of showers and drinking
fountains at those spots. A landscaped pathway lead-
ing to the beach will also be created at Third Street
South.
McKnight said he hoped to have the plans com-
pleted and submitted to the DOT for final approval
shortly, and work should begin by this summer pending
final approvals by the state and city commissioners.


Weekend happenings


Arts, crafts to be shown in
Coquina Beach festival
A Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is planned for Feb.
4 and 5 at Coquina Beach, on the south end of Anna
Maria Island.
It will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.
4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Admission is


free and there is ample free parking, said the sponsor-
ing T&T Events of Fort McCoy.
A barbecue demonstration will be given, along with dis-
plays and sales of artworks and handcrafted items. These
include watercolors, jewelry, photography, art deco glass and
other artistic creations, said the sponsor.
Further details may be obtained by calling (352)
546-2322.


Jazz on Longboat
The Friday Afternoon Live performing arts series
will be launched by the Michael Royal Trio from 3 to
4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Reservations are required and may be made by
calling 383-8811. Admission is $15 for members, $20
for nonmembers.


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Sandbar granted site-plan extension


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After hearing arguments from Sandbar restaurant
attorney Ricinda Perry that her client should be allowed
an extension to submit a final site plan, the Anna Maria
City Commission approved the request at its Jan. 24
meeting, but noted that the wording of the code needs
to be changed.
The Sandbar's preliminary site plan was approved
on June 29, 2005, and the code gives the restaurant six
months to submit a final site plan or the city would
consider the application "withdrawn," according to the
ordinance.
But "withdrawn" does not mean that the site plan is
"expired, null and.void or terminated," argued Perry.
The Sandbarand city staff have been working the
past six months to meet the conditions set down by the
commission June 29.
She said the Sandbar has been waiting patiently
for a response from the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection for a necessary permit and.the city's
June 29 approval required that the Sandbar obtain "all
necessary government permits" before returning with a
final site plan. The Sandbar can't return to the commis-
sion with a final plan until it receives the DEP permit.
Even though the extension request was after the
required six months, in Perry's opinion, the city can
grant an extension any time, as long as it's satisfied the
applicant is still working on meeting the conditions set
forth in the preliminary approval.
City Attorney Jim Dye agreed, as did City Commis-
sioner Duke Miller.
"It's clear the applicant has continued to work on
the plan the past six months," said Miller.
However, he noted, the code needs to be revised to
be more specific regarding when a preliminary site plan
is considered "terminated," and Dye agreed the com-
mission could make the language clearer in the ordi-
nance.
After the commission granted the Sandbar a three-
month extension, Commission Chairperson John Quam


moved discussion of changing the code to the commis-
sion's February worksession.

City audit
City auditor Ed Leonard gave the city the highest
rating possible after reviewing the city's accounts for
2004-05, but noted that the city's reserve fund had been
declining the past two years because of capital improve-
ment expenditures.
While not a threat to the financial health of the city
at this point, Leonard suggested the city takes steps to
reverse the trend.

Consolidation
Mayor SueLynn reported that she is attending meet-
ings on Island consolidation between Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore and Bradenton Beach Mayor
John Chappie, but only as an observer. She noted she
has no commitment from the city commission to pursue
any feasibility study of consolidating Island govern-
ments, but believes that attending the meetings will keep
the commission up to date on the consolidation effort
between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.


Bids for the proposed new Key Royale Bridge in
Holmes Beach were opened by the Florida Department
of Transportation Monday, but the results, to say the
least, were disappointing.
According to Mayor Carol Whitmore, the lowest
bid was for $3.5 million, about $900,000 higher than
the DOT's estimate of costs. A second bid was for $7
million.
Whitmore said the DOT will investigate why the
lowest bid was so much higher than the construction
estimate before making any decision on whether or not
to seek further bids.


In other business, the commission approved the
line-of-credit ordinance that will allow the city to
borrow up to $1.5 million for capital improvements.
The program is sponsored by the Florida Associa-
tion of Counties through Wachovia Bank, which is also
where the city banks.
Quam and City Commissioner Dale Woodland will
draw up a policy on how the mayor will withdraw the
funds. Any expenditure must still be approved by the
commission.
SueLynn said she'd like the commission to approve
the first withdrawal at its Feb. 23 meeting.
The commission also passed an ordinance amend-
ing the fence regulation, location of fences and height,
and materials that can be used to build a fence.
Commissioners unanimously passed a motion to
hire land-use attorney Nancy Stroud of Boca Raton to
review the city's proposed coastal overlay district ordi-
nance for potential legal challenges, specifically from
a lawsuit under the Bert Harris Act.
The ordinance would control new development
within the district boundaries, which include all prop-
erty seaward of the coastal construction control line as
established by the DEP.


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opinion


Boom
When folks came to .\Amn M..ri. Island in the
1950s-'70s, the mostly 50-foot-wide lots must have
looked small to them. Maybe they came from farm coun-
try, southern plantations or northern towns where the
homes had plenty of "roaming room."
For whatever reason, lots of folks bought two lots
and either built a home that straddled the two, or built
on one lot, hoping to expand or utilize the second lot for
extended family in the future.
What concerned one former official some time ago is
evidently not to come to fruition. He lamented that folks
would buy two homes and build one big home that
we'd soon be a community of trophy homes.
While we have some McMansions spread around
the Island, what we're seeing now is investors, builders,
developers and speculators buying up any speck of prop-
erty they can find that can be "upgraded."
And by upgraded, we don't just mean improved. It
amounts to two or more units where, for the most part,
there was one.
Thinking back, our concerns about density and inten-
sity and how the Island is growing come into play here.
Where does it end? We might have asked that ques-
tion in the '70s. Or in the late 1980s when the compre-
hensive plans were being formulated.
What will happen 20-30 or so years down the road
is that the quick-build, duplex-turned-condos in the form
of two skinny three-story homes, too close together, may
wind up torn down and replaced with trophy homes.
As the values go up, so must the income levels.
Everything is subject to change, but are we pricing
ourselves out?

Zoom
Apparently folks aren't "playing fair" in Bradenton
Beach when it comes to traveling around the roundabout -
on Gulf Drive at Bridge Street.
OK, so it's a small roundabout and the most direct
way to continue through the "intersection" is straight.
One needn't really "circle" the circle, so to speak.
The proposed solution is to elevate the center of the.
roundabout three inches to prevent folks from driving
straight through.
It comes with a lot of other needed, long-awaited
improvements, including the completion of sidewalks on
both sides of Gulf Drive.
So perhaps some signs and arrows on the roadbed,
some yellow striping and some enforcement would be
better choices than curbing to improve the roundabout.
At least, it's a start.
Keep it simple?


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Ode to Jim Taylor
Though we were casual acquaintances, the late Jim
Taylor and I had several talks. Most centered on fire-
works and his zeal for them. As we talked his eyes
sparkled and his smile glowed. My boys and I joined
everyone else who so loved the displays that he pro- -
duced. This ode is for him:
God created heaven and earth.
He also created Anna Maria, a piece of heaven on
earth.
This little Island, so beautiful and bright,
The sun owns the day; the moon and stars the
night.
Pirates and parades all are great.
Jim brought us joy and happiness late.
The sun goes down and out goes the light.
There's a flash and a boom and colors galore.
A barge on the water, the community on shore.
Star bursts and sparklers burst high above;
All a testament of his love.
Many of us have blown golf scores:
Only Mr. Taylor has blown up the course.
He was a blessing to all and he was so blest
To be able to do what he loved best.
Lance Bergeron, Holmes Beach

Get 'em off the beach
Will these pipes ever leave the area of 28th Street?
Most recently, due to complaints from the public, the
contractor has placed sand up to and in some cases over
these unsightly pipes.
However, this has created a serious safety issue.
The beach erosion had washed away sand from some
areas under the pipes. When they pushed sand up
to/over the pipes they created voids. The voids have
sand on top of them but as one walks over them they
give way and-you fall/slip into a hole. These holes are
anywhere from 6 inches deep to 4 feet down to the
water line.
The U.S. Army Corps of.Engineers has done noth-


ing on this and other issues for the last 12 weeks. They
will have meeting after meeting but all these meetings
do is to set a date for another meeting. Somebody is
going to be seriously injured soon.
The time has come for the powers that be to get the
pipes and the hazards they create off the beach.
Kevin Fitzgerald, Holmes Beach

Thanks from the champs
A hearty pirate thank you to The Islander for
choosing the Anna Maria Island Privateers as Island-
ers of the Year. The many activities and contributions
made during the year are thought of by the Privateers
as just fulfilling the goals of the club, and the personal
satisfaction the members receive is worth all the hard
work.
This honor isespecially meaningful to the Priva-
teers since last year was a year tinged with sadness.
However, Red Dog and Shiprek are surely standing on
the pirate ship in the sky with one hand on the star-
board rail looking back at us and waving a hearty pirate
thumbs up to The Islander and the people of the com-
munity who made last year so successful. The Priva-
teers would like to dedicate the Islander of the Year
award to those two pirates who worked so hard for the
organization. They are deeply missed.
The Islander of the Year award gives the Privateers
a standard to uphold during the coming years. We hope
to keep up the good works and achieve even more in
the years ahead. After all, we are "Pirates for Kids and
Community."
To Bonner Joy and The Islander a heartfelt
ARRGGGH of thanks.
Scott Hirsch, President, and all the Privateers

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Opinion1011


On getting
SLAPPed
Paul Roat's article in the Jan. 18, edition of
The Islander concerning Bradenton Beach Mari-
na's boatel consideration requires clarification.
Roat correctly informed that marina owner Allan
Bazzy applied for land-use changes converting
residential properties to commercial use to allow
for marina expansion. He accurately explained
that the City of Bradenton Beach did indeed deny
his variances and that this decision was later over-
turned in court (reference the Snyder opinion
regarding a lawsuit on land usage that occurred in
Brevard County in the early 1990s).
Roat's description of the marina's litigation against
19 residents as being taken "to task" in federal court
regarding a (an alleged) conspiracy to defeat the land-
use change application should be better explained.
In my opinion, this would have occurred had Roat
informed that many of the defendants had never met
until mediation, and that this suit did not reach trial
as the case was never heard by a judge or jury (Oh, if
it were only so). The 19 defendants paid no financial
settlement and the marina accepted the terms of media-
tion after the land-use variances were approved.
It would also be useful for readers to understand
the definition of a SLAPP suit; According to Black's
Law Dictionary (2001), a Strategic Lawsuit Against
Public Participation (otherwise known as a SLAPP
suit) is a "form of litigation filed by a large corpora-
tion, or in some cases an individual plaintiff, to intimi-
date and silence a less powerful critic by so severely
burdening them with the cost of a legal dense that they
abandon their criticism."
The concept of a boatel or any other type of non-
residential transformation to the look of your residen-
tial neighborhood is real. Pay heed that your planning
board's leader has already encouraged members "think
outside the box" when confronted with future land-


use designations; changes that could extend into your
residential neighborhood. Amazing that no one has thus
far taken notice; I suppose that failure to embrace this
sort of change could get you SLAPPED.
Larry Hinds, Bradenton Beach

FISH, FISH,
FISH in Cortez
There has been a lot of media coverage recently
about the proposed purchase of the Seafood Shack
property in Cortez by the county. The focus of those in
favor of the purchase is to provide a home for the Flor-
ida Institute of Saltwater Heritage maritime museum,
currently slated to be housed in the old school house
in historic Cortez purchased by the county for that pur-
pose-in 1999.
Our county commissioner, Jane von Hahmann,
has been reported as saying, "The idea of the county
purchasing the property came out of a discussion the
county commissioners had regarding locations for boat
ramps."
Well, where's the discussion about the boat ramp
by the advocates of the Seafood Shack purchase? And
who are the parties involved in those discussions?
FISH, FISH, FISH. That's the echo that reverberates
among the supporters, not Ramp, Ramp, Ramp. It is my
contention that the majority of Cortezians are against
a public boat ramp at the Shack location. The com-
missioners have told the Concerned Citizens of Cortez
Coalition (CCCC) that there is no deal with FISH, yet
FISH and the museum seem to be the county's "bait"
to "hook" the residents of historic Cortez and Manatee
County residents to climb aboard. What's up here? This
deal sounds like a $15 million can of worms and a real
red herring.
The county should not be buying another property
for FISH, and if a ramp is the focus of the commission-
ers, there are far less costly locations.
Lynn Henneman, Cortez


Ten years ago in the Feb. 1, 1996, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau denied a request by elected officials from the
three Island cities to have the surplus resort tax col-
lected by the CVB returned to the Island, claiming the
money is already earmarked for other projects.
Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff was
asked by the city commission to draft an ordinance
requiring a minimum rental stay of two weeks in some
sections of the city and 30 days in others.
The Anchorage Restaurant at the corner of Pine
Avenue and South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria was
sold for $2.2 million to a group headed by two broth-
ers from New England who also operate a wholesale
seafood business. The new owners promised to have
live Maine lobster on the menu as soon as possible.


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8-A 0 FEB. 1, 2006 M THE ISLANDER


Pipeline becoming danger to tourism, beachgoers


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The 1960s instrumental hit "Pipeline" should be
played every day on the Island along the miles of
unused and unmoved pipe that were to be used for the
beach renourishment project that was scheduled to end
last October.
That's because the pipes left by Goodloe Marine
are rapidly becoming a safety hazard to beachgoers
and an economic threat and eyesore to the beachfront
accommodation owners who depend upon winter visi-
tors for survival.
Goodloe halted the renourishment project in mid-
December, claiming it did not want to work during
the winter season, but left all its equipment heavy
machinery and pipes on the beach. Now, neither
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsors and
funders of the project nor Goodloe are saying when
the equipment will be removed or when the project will
resume.
"I'm really upset about this," said Richard Hazen,
owner of the Angelina Sea Lodge in Holmes Beach.
"People pay big. money to get to the beach. When
they see the pipes, they ask 'What's this?' A lot of them
just get in the car and drive elsewhere."
And the pipes have become exposed and fallen
down in several areas, he said.
"There's a safety issue. Sooner or later, someone is
going to get hurt," he added.
Marge Moran of Club Bamboo in Bradenton Beach
has also had complaints about the pipes on the beach.
"Our customers are really upset. They didn't pay
for a beachfront unit to sit and watch a rusty pipe all
day. It's hard for some people to climb over those pipes
to get to the water."
Hazen said people, including small children, are
always walking or climbing on the pipes. The sand
under many sections of the pipes has already washed
away and Goodloe recently used a bulldozer to shore
up the berm under the pipes.
But that sand apparently has already washed away
in many places and.a good storm would likely break
some sections of pipe free from the "pipeline," sending
pipes into the sea.
What's got Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
upset is that renourishment in Holmes Beach has been
completed, but the pipes remain.
"I can't get an answer from anyone on when the


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Pipeline to nowhere
Beach sand has eroded under this section of pipe used for the beach renourishment project,.creating a safety
hazard according to some Island elected officials and accommodation owners. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kevin
Fitzgerald


pipes will be removed. No one at the Corps or Good-
loe is talking to me," she said, although she did express
her concerns to Manatee County Ecosystems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker, who told her he would try to get
some answers.
Hunsicker said he's forwarded pictures of the
exposed pipes to the Corps' district office in Jackson-
ville along with a letter expressing his concerns about
the safety issue on the beach, but has not yet received
a response. .
Whitmore fired off a letter to the Corps last week,
saying the pipes on the beach are a "major safety
issue" and the 3- to 4-foot dropoff from the pipes to
the beach in some locations has the potential for a


major lawsuit if anyone gets hurt.
"It looks like all the beach has been eroded around
the pipes," she said, and water is running under the
pipes in many sections.
"Could I please have a response," she begged the
Corps, noting that she still hasn't received a reply to
her e-mail about the pipes earlier this month.
"I think if you could have someone come down to
physically look at this issue, you would see what safety
concerns I'm talking about," she concluded.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, who is also
upset about the equipment on the beach, said he's sup-
posed to have a meeting with Goodloe and the Corps
"soon" about the future of the project, but no definite
date has been set by the Corps.
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 1, 2006 M A-9


'Relay for Life' coming to Island this spring


An overnight camping outing cum run-walk relay
will be at the Coquina Beach park the night of May 5-6
to raise money in the fight against cancer.
Committee members, teams and sponsors are being
signed up now, and the hope at this point is that many
people will call and volunteer to participate in some
capacity.
The plan is to sign up 30 teams of 10 to 15 persons
each to come to the beach around 5 p.m. Friday, May
5, do their part of the "Relay for Life" sometime before
noon the next day, when they decamp.
They will camp out overnight, said John Luch-
kowec, who is chairing the Island's program, with
prizes for best-decorated tents and other competitions,
singalongs, hot dogs and other cookout features, and
altogether "a really fun event."
For the relay itself, cancer survivors will begin
the festivities by walking, the "survivors' victory lap"
around the track. Then the teams will take over and
one person from each team will remain on the track
tlrouchout the relay .
Afiei dusk, a luminariaa ceremony" will memorial-

Beach building grief on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8-A
"It's frustrating. It's really upsetting me that no
one seems to care about the people here," he said.
Unfortunately for Island elected officials and resi-.
dents, this beach renrourishment effort is a federally
funded project headed by the Corps and it might be
easier to find Elvis than get a direct answer from
them.
One source involved in the project said the Corps
was trying to schedule a meeting with Goodloe, Island
elected officials and the Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch organization to see if the project could resume
April 1 with a May 1 completion date.
The source said Goodloe would "stockpile" its
pipes and equipment somewhere on the beach until
the restart date, but stressed that nothing has yet been
confirmed by the Corps.
Instead of "Pipeline," someday people may be
playing "Wipeout" along the beach.

Corps considers giving Goodloe the boot
Ron Rutger of the Corps office in Jacksonville said
the Corps will meet this week with Goodloe Marine to


ize those who have lost their fight against cancer and to
honor the survivors.
The event was born in May 1985 when Dr. Gordy
Klatt of Tacoma, Wash., walked, jogged and ran for 24
hours around a track to raise $17,000. In 2005, "Relay
for Life" raised $350 million.
This year sponsors envision each team starting with


its $100 commitment fee and raising more indepen-
dently it would be ideal for each team member to
raise $100, said a spokesperson.
Entry forms and information may be obtained
by phoning Nancy Ambrose, sales executive at The
Islander Newspaper, at 518-4431, or The Islander,
778-7978. She also can register participants.


Relay officials
Busy setting up the Relay for Lifefundraising event to fight cancer at Coquina Beach the night of May 5 and 6
are, from left, Pat Palmeri-Bates, Relay chairman John Luchkowec, and Scott Thompson, unit executive director
of the Manatee County chapter, American Red Cross.


consider whether or not the company would continue
with the renourishment project.
While Rutger declined to elaborate on problems
with Goodloe, the company has claimed that bad
weather last year forced a number of delays in the
project, an argument that some Island elected officials
can't accept.


"That's hard to believe because the Longboat Key
beach renourishment project didn't have any weather
delays," said Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie.
Longboat Key Mayor Ron Johnson confirmed that
the company hired for beach renourishment did not halt
for any weather problems and is continuing the project,
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By Jim Hanson
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If you think mullet is just for frying or mango
merely a hand-held fruit, you need to be in Cortez Sat-
urday, Feb. 4.
There will. be a high-challenge cookoff at 1 p.m.
in line with the "Mullet, Mangoes and Music" theme
of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival two weeks
later.
The many delectables of both foods some of
them ingeniously using both mullet and mangoes -
will be judged and prizes awarded, though the contest
is almost exclusively about bragging rights.
Judges will be Bob Pitt, lifelong Gulf Coast
cracker and constant gourmand if not necessarily gour-
met, and Bonner Joy, longtime Anna Maria Islander,
publisher of The Islander and co-owner of Ooh La La!
Bistro in Holmes Beach. Others, including a county
judge, may well join the judging panel this week, said
Linda Molto.
She is spearheading the event, sponsored by the
Cortez Village Historical Society and Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage. She also may get in on the
competition, though not the judging.
Entrants should bring dishes ready to eat to the
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct. W.,
just off the waterfront. And they have to bring written
recipes for their entries, which the village may pub-
lish as a cookbook. The judging will be by numbers
assigned each entry, cooks anonymous until the judg-
ing is over.
Molto noted there are many ways to cook mullet,
the fish that built Cortez starting in the 1880s and
made it prosperous until the infamous offshore net-
fishing ban of 1995 killed the industry. Mullet grilled
with mango salsa is her favorite.
And the mango, which grows in many Cortez
yards, is versatile fruit, she said, turned into fritters,
pie, bread pudding, desserts, salads, marmalade, ice
cream, that delicious salsa and other delicacies that
will emerge Saturday to confound the multitudes.
The fruit is an Asian native that has evolved into
more than 500 \arieties. The incidental fact that it is
a member of a fainil. notorious for poisonous plants


Food of all types is available at the upcoming Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 18-19, with a preview
of mullet and mangos available this Saturday.
discourages nobody.
The mullet, mainstay of the Cortez way of life, is
a high-quality food that once was spurned as too lowly
for human consideration. Now it is highly esteemed as
a low-calorie, high-protein food.
It grows in many varieties in many places, but the
Gulf's black mullet is the most tasty and nourishing
of the lot. The mullet is an oddball, a fish with a giz-
zard like a chicken's, a vegetarian that won't bite on
the bait other fish like but must be caught by net. Its
roe is especially. highly valued in the Orient and is very
similar to caviar.


'Much new' for Cortez festival


B\ Jin Hanson
SIslander Reporter .
With a number of new features already lined up,


Islander's display
"In the Everglades II" is among 22 paintings by
Holmes Beach artist Charles Townsend in an exhibi-
tion at the Century Bank, 6351 Manatee Ave. W,
Bradenton. The prize-winning artist has exhibited at
many shows and exhibitions in- Forida and Vermont.
The bank is open from 10 a.m. to 4,p.m. weekdays.
Townsend's art will hang there through April 12.


plans are nearing completion for the 24th annual Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival.
It will be Feb. 18 and 19 in the historic fishing vil-
lage across Anna Maria Sound from the Island, with
live music and dancing. marine life displays, nautical
arts and crafts, and food everywhere you look.
"Mullet, Mangoes and Music" is the theme, and
Cortez grows all three. Mullet is the fish that has kept
Cortez alive for 120 N ears, mango trees grow in yards
around the village, and homegrown music is a hall-
maik.
Mullet will be cooked on the spot. along %with
a more-than-complete menu from 20-food vendors.
Mangoes will have more of a presence than most
would expect, with mango crab cakes from the Banana
Cabana in Bradenton Beach. And Mary Fulford Green,
in charge of food for the festival, said that if she can
get the mix from its Seattle maker, baked mango bars
will be served next door to the strawberry shortcake her
Cortez Village Historical Society serves every year.
The music portion of the theme is being lined up by
Richard Culbreath, whose own group will play, along
with the Anna Maria String Band, Manatee River Blue-
grass and the Magic Tree Conspiracy from Anna Maria
Island.
Linda Molto, who has been signing up artists as.
she exhibited her own art in shows up and dow n the
Gulf Coast, said 54 artists have been juried in and \ ill
show their works in booths along the Cortez waterfront.
Many of them are ne\ to Cortez, she said.
.Taped inter iew s by Capt. Kim lbasfalean % iih a variety
of Cortezians will be shown, plus a vintage film of mullet
fishing. A pirate festooned with exouc birds will stage a chil-
dren's show regularly during both days.
There will be parking on the village streets, at the
old schoolhouse at the eastern end of the village, and
at Coquina Beach on the Island, where a shuttle will
bring folks to the village.
Admission % ill be $2 for adults, free for children.

































Lester Freeman and his band will perform on Valentine's Day at Cafe on the Beach in Holmes Beach.


Valentine concert at Cafe on Beach


Famed musician Lc-tci Fi eeman will lead his band
in a Valentine's Day concert at the Cafe on the Beach,
with tickets on sale now.
The Feb. 14 feature will be "Lester Freeman and
D Band" and D Band will present two shows, at 6 and
8:30 p.m. at the cafe, which is on the beach where
Manatee Avenue ends at the Gulf of Mexico.
The cafe will open its doors at 5 p.m. with its regu-
lar menu and dinner specials. Tickets to the concerts
are $10.


This will be Freeman's second appearance at the
restaurant, where he played to an enthusiastic packed
house two years ago. He is an original member of the
Soul Brothers Six, best known for its super-hit "Some
Kind of Wonderful."
A resident of Apollo Beach for the past seven
years, he performs in night clubs in the Tampa Bay area
and in Las Vegas.
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Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore says she has
Manatee School District Superintendent Roger Dear-
ing's word that Anna Maria Elementary School will
receive an additional $6,000 for planting new trees on
campus.
Whitmore spoke to the superintendent at the urging
of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee shortly after a large ficus tree adjacent to the
school's auditorium was bulldozed. The committee
wanted to be reassured that the school's new landscap-
ing would adequately compensate for the mature trees
that have been lost during the construction of the new
school.
The school district announced its plans to remove
the non-native ficus at a public meeting in October
citing its intrusive root system, poor maintenance and,
according to AME's arborist David Jones, the tree
would need too much room to be preserved and it's not
an appropriate species for the site to begin with.
Jane Dreger, school district construction services
project manager, that Florida Department of Education
building regulations state that a non-native species can
not be planted or moved onsite without a special excep-
tion. A special exception had already been granted by
the state allowing the school to keep another non-native
ficus near the new playground on campus.
Margi Nanney, public relations representative for
the school district, stated that a small group of individu-
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to assist in moving the tree to a new location. Nanney
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Nanney said it was estimated that it would cost
$6,000 to relocate the tree, but with a tight demolition
deadline to meet, any effort to relocate the tree would
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The tree was bulldozed Dec. 29, and Dearing com-
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Annual book sale headlines
Island library schedule
The big annual book sale of the Friends of the
Island Branch Library is the highlight of February at
the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Books are being collected now to join those that
have been gathered and stored through the months. Fic-
tion, nonfiction, biography, how-to well, virtually
any kind of books will do just fine.
The sale will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 4.
In another Friends event, literary critic and former
college professor John Mellon will comment on Ian
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Eyes open, 'Murder By Misadventure' a knockout


By Robert Noble
Islander Theater Critic
When I first saw Edward Taylor's "Murder By
Misadventure" at the Asolo Theater a few seasons
back, the meandering first act gave me a couple of
pleasant naps, before the whiplash shocks and revela-
tions of the second act jolted me to attention. There-
fore, I approached the Island Players production of
Taylor's comedy-mystery with trepidation.
But, worry not. Under the excellent Phyllis Elfen-
bein's deft direction, the four good actors and the inti-
mate space at this charming playhouse let that trouble-
some act flow by quite pleasantly, and seized the clever
twists and turns of Act II with relish and dexterity. The
ending will knock you out what a finale.
There are some drawbacks in the casting. One of
the leads has an ungainly physicality and the leading
lady is not as glamorous and sensual as called for in the
script. And one man has an odd weight distribution (his
pants kept falling down). But they are all intelligent,
gifted players and Elfenbein has elicited three good
performances and one exceptional one.
With the face of a matinee idol and charm to burn,
Robert Ryan plays Paul Riggs with a sure command of
that trilogy of the stage voice, body and imagina-
tion. Every movement flows from his spine in fresh,
unhackneyed ways. Gesture is specific, and never rep-
etitious. The face is alive and the eyes clearly reflect
every thought of this complex character. As James
Cogney used to say, "He looks the other actor in the
eye, and tells the truth!"
Exhilarating playing.
As his mystery-writing partner Harold Kent, Larry
Hamm has a good voice and lots of energy. However,
at the second performance, he was still stumbling over
some dialogue and a couple of times said the opposite
of what he meant. He repeats the same gestures over
and over again until they become meaningless. I had
the feeling that once he has a few performances under
his belt, he will settle into some good work.
Barbara Fleming brings a handsome smoothness
to wife Emma Kent. She moves and speaks well, and
wears Don Bailey's elegant wardrobe with aplomb.
She is called upon mainly to react to all the nefarious
shenanigans going on around her, and carries it off
beautifully.
Island favorite Sam McDowell gets a large share
of the evening's laughs with his droll performance as
the "cop," Lt. Egan (or is he?). He is always a joy to
behold, with his sure sense of timing. But he's fallen
back into his old habit of looking down at the floor
during most of his dialogue, which was missing in his
last wonderful performance here in "The Foreigner."
Egan comes shuffling into the second act to throw
some monkey wrenches into the collective and indi-
vidual schemes of two award-winning mystery writers,
one of whom would like to break out on his own -


Larry Hamm as Harold Kent, left, Robert Ryan,
center standing, and Barbara Flemming are three of
the four cast members of Island Players production
of "Murder by Misadventure." Islander Photo: Jack
Elka


and that's where the plot thickens.
Set in the Kent's high-tech condo high above
the Atlantic Ocean (elegantly designed by John Flan-
nery), with ultra-modern, electronic gadgets every-
where, including a self-locking picture window that
leads to a balcony high above the ocean rocks below; a
burglar alarm; computer; cell phones; and a noisy, self-
timed heating unit. The plot devices of the second act
will have you on the edge of your seat.
Taylor is a master of plotting, and writes some
sassy dialogue, such as "They can shove their award
up their visual arts!" And "Emma, you look like an owl
in a trance," which Fleming mimes beautifully. Keep
your eye open for a letter opener, a gun, a bloody lady's
jacket, some doped coffee and scotch, and a bag of
golf clubs that keeps changing position. And remember,
nothing (and nobody) is what it seems.
Chris McVicker's solid lighting had a couple of
miscues going onto Act I, Scene 2, but was generally
effective, with an especially subtle and evocative pro-
jection on the front curtain mysterious and beauti-
ful.
Go, and enjoy the work of the Island Players and
revel in the excellence of Mr. Ryan, who can even make
character points with final consonants!
Another winner for this terrific company.
"Murder by Misadventure" runs through Feb. 12 at
Island Players. Curtain times are 8 p.m. except Sunday
matinees at 2 p.m. The theater is dark Mondays. Tick-
ets at $15 per person are available from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Monday through Saturday at the box office, at
the door one hour before performances, or by calling
778-5755.. The theater is located at 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria.

Celebrating 50
Margie Sheehan,
director of religious
education, and the
Rev. Robert Mongiello
of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church prepare to
cut the cake Sunday
during the observance
of the 50th anniver-
sary of the parish on
Anna Maria Island.
The day's celebration
included snow cones,
cotton candy, hot dogs
and hamburgers,
games, balloons, a DJ
and music, bingo,
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14-A M FEB. 1, 2006 T THE ISLANDER


Singing valentines for the romantic


By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Charley Canniff of Anna Maria wants to sing to you
and/or yours romantically around Valentine's Day, Feb.
14.
He is the baritone in a barbershop quartet that offers
to serenade the lights of people's eyes, usually men's,
with some golden oldies. They will go anywhere and
sing to anybody, usually women, for a good cause.
This has become tradition with the Gulfcoast Sand-
piper Barbershop Chorus, which forms quartets from
among its members and offers the special musical ser-
vice for $40, which goes to the Southeast Guide Dogs
organization that trains dogs to guide the blind.
To get this serenade yourself, or, most likely, direct
it to someone you especially appreciate or want to
impress, call 778-4590 or 727-4000 and make a date at
a time and place. They are always there, Canniff says,
given plus or minus 15 minutes.
The quartet he sings with has a couple of songs
it favors "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "The
Story of Rose." And on tap for especially appreciative
serenadees are such standbys as "My Wild Irish Rose"
and "Linda Rose" from "The Music Man."
"Roses, of course," Canniff .said. "What better for
valentines?"
And they throw in a box of chocolates and a card
in your name to "that special someone."
Canniff has been singing the lead or melody, which
often is known as second tenor, but there's a shortage
of baritones so he's taken over that assignment. Sing-
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The guest speaker at the Feb. 18 Save Anna Maria
meeting will be Dr. Ernest Estevez from Mote Marine
Laboratory, who will discuss sea-level rise and its
impact on Anna Maria Island.
Last week's meeting saw the nomination of candi-
dates for SAM's 2006 officers and the election will be
conducted at the February meeting.
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Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Pancake morning coming
Men of the Holy Name Society of St. Bernard
Catholic Church will serve pancakes from 8 to 11:30
a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the church activity center, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information
may be obtained by calling 778-4769.
'Identity Theft' to be discussed
by widows support group
"Identity Theft" will be discussed by Ellen Jacque-
lina of Coast Bank when the Widowed Persons Support
Group meets at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13., at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
This will be the regular "Coffee and Conversation"
program every other Monday. Details are available at
778-1908.
Writers meet Monday
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a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Speaker will be
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Wednesday, Feb. 1
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-7062.
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Inter-
national Lunch and guest speaker Mary Taylor Jacobs
of "Project Smile" at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
794-0624.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent support group at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Thursday, Feb. 2
3 to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety Jazz Fest in the parking lot of the museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Bring your own chair. Donation
requested.
Friday, Feb. 3
3 to 4:30 p.m. The Michael Royal Trio at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "All Nude Review" artists
reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information:
778-2099.
6 to 9 p.m. Art walk at the Village of the Arts,
between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West,
Bradenton. Information: 730-5030.
8 p.m. 'The Good Doctor" starring members of
the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Com-
merce at the Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 4
6:45 a.m. Manatee Audubon Society birding
field trip to Fort Myers departs from the Bradenton
Post Office, 824 Manatee Ave.W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 894-0374.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on
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8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Boat Smart course at the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St.
N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rummage sale at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-4769.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Florida Fishing College at the
Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Pal-
metto. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friends of the Island Branch
Library book sale at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art festival at Coquina Beach,
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art walk at the Village of the
Arts, between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West,
Bradenton. Information: 730-5030.
1 p.m. Mullet, Mangoes and Music Cortez Fish-
ing Festival cooking contest at the Cortez Community
Center, 4517 123rd St. Ct. W., Cortez. Information:
708-4935.
2 and 7 p.m. Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines
presents "Sweethearts of the Shimmering Shawl" at
Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community Col-
lege, Bradenton. Information: 794-0218. Fee applies.
2 and 8 p.m. "The Good Doctor" starring mem-
bers the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of
Commerce at the Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.
Sunday, Feb. 5
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies..
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Festival at Coquina Beach,
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
4 p.m. "PianoFOURte" concert at First United
Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 747-4406.
5:30 p.m. Myakka Blues concert at the Bishop
Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
746-4121. Fee applies.
Monday, Feb. 6
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting with
feature writer Patrick Whittle at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive,.Holmes.Beach. Informa-
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4 and 7 p.m. "Red Tide: New Technology,
New Hope" lecture presentation by Richard Pierce at
Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Feb.7
10 to 11:30 a.m. Wisconsin Day celebration with
an old-fashioned polka band at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 746-2312. Bring a dish to share.
Noon Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 524-0984.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Noon Minnesota Club meeting at the Bradenton
Elk's Club, 2115 75th St.-W., Bradenton. Information:
794-3573.
12:30 to 4 p.m. Duplicate Bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Ongoing:
"Murder by Misadventure" at the Island Players,
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Feb.
12. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
"All Nude Review" artists exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through Feb. 24. Information: 778-2099.
*"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.
Upcoming:
Kiwanis Club Sweetheart Dance featuring the
Bob Zimmerman Orchestra at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Feb. 9.
Mystery Writers with a Florida Connection at
Mote Marine Laboratory's Keating Center Feb. 9.
Greek Glendi festival in Sarasota Feb. 9-12., ,r:
King Middle School Media Center fundraising
party/auction Feb. 11.
Florida West Coast Symphony "Valentine Pops"
at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 11.
Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves' Market at
Coquina Beach Feb. 11.
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Obituaries


Dorothy Eunice Cochrane
Dorothy Eunice Cochrane, 85, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 22.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Cochrane came to
Manatee County from Levittown, N.Y., 30 years ago.
She was a secretary with the Levittown Public School
District. She was a member of the fire department aux-
iliary in Levittown and a member of the Key Royale
Club. She was Protestant.
Memorial services were Jan. 26. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Alzheimers Assocation,
1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by husband of 62 years Herbert;
sons Peter of Newtown, Conn., and Curtis D. of Wood-
bridge, Va.; and grandchildren Kelly, Lindsay, Peter Jr.,
Katherine and James.

Laurel V. Greene
Laurel V. Greene, 77, of Bradenton and formerly
Anna Maria, died Jan. 27.
There were no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.


Calendar
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15-A
"An Afternoon in Vienna" Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Chorus and Orchestra concert Feb. 12.
*Valentine Dessert Card Party at St. Bernard Cath-
olic Church Feb. 13.
-Widowed persons support group at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Feb. 13.
Key Royale Club "Rally for a Cure" golf day Feb.
14.
Literary Critic John Mellon at the Island Branch
Library Feb. 14.

Save the Date:
Cortez Fishing Festival Feb. 18-19.
Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center March 10.
Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 18.


She is survived by sons Brendan of Mill Valley,
Calif., Christopher of Chicago, Ill., and Daniel of Pal-
metto; daughter Dawn Petree of Maitland; brother
David Vogele of Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchil-
dren.

Charlean P. Horn
Charlean P. Horn, 93, of Palmetto, died Jan. 22.
Born in Colcord, W. Va., Mrs. Horn had been
a resident of Manatee County since the late 1940s.
She attended Teachers College in Athens, W. Va., and
received a bachelor of science degree from Florida
Southern College in 1948. She retired as a teacher from
the Manatee County School District, teaching art and
kindergarten and served as librarian at Anna Maria,
Palmetto and Palma Sola elementary schools. She was
a member of the Tenth Street Baptist Church in Pal-
metto, the Florida Retired Educators Association, Delta
Kappa Gamma, and the Alpha Delta Kappa Interna-
tional Honorary Sorority of Women Educators.
Visitation and memorial services were Jan. 27
at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation
Army, P.O. Box 1179. Bradenton FL 34206.-
She is sur\ i\ed b son \William Frank of Center-
ville, Ohio; daughter Marietta Anderson of Palmetto;
brother Charles E. Price of Orlando: four grandchil-
dren; seven great-grandchildren: and one great-great-
grandchild. -

Robert A. Norman
Robert A. Norman, of Boca Raton and Heolhes
Beach, died Jan. 21. : :
A luncheon was held on his behalfJan. 28 at the
home of Mike Norman.
He is survived by wife Audrey; daughters Diane
Tymczyszyn and Karen Urkmez; brother Alpheus J.;
and grandchildren Andrew, Robert, Haley and Kyla.

Thora B. Rowe
Thora B. Rowe, 90, of Bradenton, died Jan. 16.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Mrs. Rowe lived in New
York City and moved to Sarasota in 1926. She was a


graduate of Sarasota High School.
She was a librarian at Manatee High School. At age
53, she graduated from the nursing program at Manatee
Community College and worked as a registered nurse
in the cardiac intensive care unit, becoming the charge
nurse at Manatee Memorial Hospital for 15 years. She
also worked for Dr. James Morrish Sr. and Dr. Willis
Harris.
Memorial services were Jan. 31 at Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. Brown
and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may
be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by daughter Sylvia Harris and
her husband George of Holmes Beach; sons Arthur
of Matthews, N.C., Richard, Donald and Ronald, all
of Bradenton; daughters-in-law Linda of Matthews,
Nancy and Vicky of Bradenton; eight grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.


Anna Maria Elementary School menu
Monday, Feb. 6
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Toast, Yogurt, Bagels,
Fruit
Lunch: Shrimp Poppers or Quesadilla, Steamed Rice, Veg-
gies with Dip, Peaches
Tuesday, Feb. 7
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, Sliced Pears
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: "Celebrate Mardi Gras" Turkey Gravy on Mashed
Potatoes or Bourbon Street Breaded Beef Patty, Jazzy
Steamed Peas, New Orleans Mandarin Oranges and Pine-
apple
Thursday, Feb. 9
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Cereal, Toast, Bagels, Fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Popcorn Chicken,
Breadstick, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple Tidbits
Friday, Feb. 10
Breakfast: Glazed French Toast Sticks, Graham Crackers,
Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza or Grilled Chicken Pattie, Garden Salad,
Steamed Corn, Bananas with Strawberries
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 22, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant,
grand theft. Someone entered a locked safe with an
easily accessible key and reportedly removed more
than $1,000 during operating hours.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 18, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Summer Sands
Resort, theft. A bike left at a bike rack was reportedly
stolen.
Jan. 19, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass. A
man was arrested for trespassing on the property after
having already received a warning.
Jan. 19, 101 22nd St. N., Tropic Isle Inn, grand
theft. The owner reported that a former employee stole
money. According to the report, the employee alleg-
edly charged a guest a lower rate for paying in cash
and then kept the cash.
Jan. 20, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, battery. A man
reported a woman for grabbing him by the neck and scratch-
ing him. He filed allegations that she has-been abusive
towards him. The woman told police she approached the man
believing he stole a necklace from her and filed her own
report, accusing him of grand theft.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 21, 200 block of 84th Street, battery. A woman
reported that her husband choked and slapped her
during an argument over finances. The husband told
police he did so in response to his wife throwing a
computer mouse at him and shutting the laptop com-
puter closed on his hands while he was typing. The
man was arrested.
Jan. 23, 200 block of South Harbor Drive, dis-
turbance. A woman reported that her husband hit her
on the side of the face with a large wooden bowl,
unprovoked. According to the report, the man did
not remember doing this when the police arrived at
the scene. He has reportedly been diagnosed with


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Jan. 25, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, trespass/
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front of her body and when the officer slowed the vehi-
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Palma Sola resident Joe Tansill came from a mili-
tary family and was already enrolled in the Reserve
Officers Training Corps at Fordham University in New
York when the United States entered World War II fol-
lowing the-Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
"My father was a Mari e-i World War I and a
naval commander in the second warsaidr "My
great-grandfather had been a Marine officer and later
became a colonel in the Confederate Army, and my
grandfather was a Texas Ranger. It was just assumed
I'd be in the military."
Joe remembers that he was at the old Polo Grounds
in New York watching a Giants football game on Dec.
7, 1941. "They made the announcement at halftime
and everybody in the stands left. We just went home to
listen to the news."
Joe had to finish his education before going on
active duty, but because he was taking classes during
the summer, he missed his summer officer training.
When he was inducted into the U.S. Army in Janu-
ary 1943, he was sent to North Carolina for officer can-
didate school.
After graduating.as a second lieutenant, Joe got
assigned to a glider troop that practiced with airborne
soldiers for the invasion of Europe.
But the Army disbanded his glider brigade and Joe
got sent to Arkansas to train drafted soldiers as infantry-
men.
"That was terrible duty. I didn't feel I was doing
anything. Then I saw where the Army wanted volun-
teers to go to Fort Riley in Kansas to learn how to
handle the horse cavalry. I figured anything was better
than Arkansas, so I signed up."
At Fort Riley, Joe, who had just gotten married,
became what the Army called a "mule skinner." He
learned how. to groom, train and care for horses and
mules, in addition to learning riding skills.
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be any mounted cavalry soldiers charging the tanks and
Joe was assigned to the Pacific as an infantry officer.
He and 25 other officers were originally scheduled
to go to China to help Chiang Kai-Shek, but while on
a troop ship enroute, the group was diverted to New
Guinea.
There, Joe got orders assigning him to General
Douglas McArthur's Army that had just landed at
Leyte Gulf in the Philippines.
"When I got to Leyte, it was early 1945 and it was
the hottest and wettest place I'd ever been. I was sent
to an infantry platoon. Most of the fighting had ended
in that part of the Philippines and we were ordered to
patrol the hills for pockets of Japanese soldiers that
hadn't surrendered or had been cut off from their main
force."
Contrary to popular belief, Joe found that most of
the Japanese surrendered when cornered by his pla-
toon.
"It's a myth that all Japanese soldiers would fight


to the death. We got in a few firefights and lost a few
men, but for the most part, the Japanese were ready to
quit when we found them."
After several months of combat duty, Joe got
assigned to the administrative staff at a replacement
and supply depot, where he had to guard thousands
of Japanese prisoners of war, in addition to the entire
liquor and beer supply for the American Army in the
Philippines.
"The Japanese did what we asked, but they were
terrified of the Filipinos. The Japanese had, really
destroyed that country, and the Filipinos would sit up
in the hills with a rifle and fire down into the POW
camp at the Japanese. They killed a few of them, so
we were always on guard when the Filipino soldiers
came to the camp."
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were educated in the States and spoke perfect Eng-
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from UCLA. He said he went back to Japan for a visit
and got drafted into the Army because he was still a
Japanese citizen. He said the luckiest day for him was
when he got captured."
The biggest headache wasn't watching the POWs
but safeguarding the 500,000 cans of beer stored at the
base.
"We had to put that behind barbed wire and posted
armed guards. Beer and liquor were used by the sol-
diers to trade for other things, so even if you didn't
drink your six bottles of beer allowed each week, you
could collect them and trade. We had to watch the beer
real good because it was valuable. Guys were always
trying to grab a few more cases than allowed or sneak
some off behind your back."
Other problems for the troops in the tropical rain-
forest of the Philippines were the weather and jungle
diseases.
"It rained every day and everyone got jungle rot
and malaria. I still have malaria to this day. You never
get rid of it. And it was so humid, a new leather belt
would turn green with mold in just a few days. It was
the hottest place I've ever been."
But supply depot duty was a pleasant diversion
from the harshness of war, and Joe always considered
himself a very lucky fellow.
"It was just the luck of the draw that I got admin-
istrative duty. Back in the States, I always figured I'd be
going to Europe as an infantry officer on the front lines.
Even in the Pacific, I was surprised when I was pulled
out of patrol duty and sent to the supply station."
But the war was still on in the Pacific and Joe
learned about the invasion of Okinawa and the planned
invasion of the Japanese mainland.
"Everybody figured they'd be needed for the Japa-
nese invasion. Since I was infantry, I figured I'd be
going in. It was just something you accepted."
As Joe was preparing for the invasion, he heard
that the United States had dropped something called an
atomic bomb on Japan.
"We didn't know what an atom bomb was, but
when the Japanese surrendered after that day, there
were a lot of happy guys who had a great celebration,


No more mules
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considering we were standing on top of a half-mil-
lion cases of beer and thousands of cases of bonded
whisky."
Joe was eventually discharged and got another
lucky break in getting back to the U.S. mainland.
"I had an Australian friend who was a pilot and he
flew me to Manila to catch the troop ship back home. I
got there early and that day, a pilot flying a C-54 cargo
plane said he was heading to San Francisco and did
anybody want a ride. I jumped at that. It was a seven-
day flight, but it was better than spending 30 days on
a ship."
Back in New York, Joe was discharged from active
duty, but because he was a reserve officer, had to stay
in the reserves. He almost got called for active duty
during the Korean War, but his orders got canceled at
the last minute.
He eventually went to Columbia University law
school and earned his degree, then worked for the
accounting firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers in New
York and Chicago as a tax specialist for nearly 30 years
before retiring in 1981. He then opened his own law
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"I was really lucky. I didn't do anything spectacu-
lar in the war. I could have been killed in a glider, as
many guys were, during the invasion of Europe. I could
have been an infantryman on the frontlines and the life
expectancy of an infantry lieutenant in Europe wasn't
very long. But I was prepared to go, I just got lucky
with my assignments.
"I always wanted to be in the service. I believed in
it and I was glad to do it and I'd do it all again if I had
to."
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans,
man or woman, who served in the armed forces of
any 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.

Rummage sale set Saturday
A rummage sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4, by the Women's Guild of St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Items to be sold include jewelry, books, house-
wares, toys, clothing, sporting goods, electronics, exer-
cise equipment and more, said the guild. Details may
be obtained by calling 778-2508.

AAUW taking applications for
2006 scholarships
The Manatee County Branch of the American
Association of University Women is accepting appli-
cations for academic scholarships, Ann Jones of
Bradenton Beach, spokesperson for the AAUW, has
announced.
Applications are due by March 17 and will be
reviewed by a committee on a basis of academic excel-
lence, character, citizenship, need and Manatee resi-
dency for at least two years. Jones has the applications
and full information at 779-0654.
The scholarships, which will be awarded in May,
include $1,000 for pursuit of a bachelor's degree at a
four-year institution, $700 for pursuit of an associate
degree at Manatee Community College, and $250 for
continuing education in a technical or academic pro-
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Wild colors, wild art and craft tiems and plenty of shoppers were in attendance at Saturday's
10th Annual Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show in Holmes Beach.


Shoppers swarmed the I-Bags, handy tote bags with lots of
pockets in a variety of sizes and colors, at Saturday's show.


Joe Manzella shows his stretchy pet leash to Donna McCol-
lough of Bradenton, who tested the leash on a "hook" for
her pet, a mix of border collie and Australian shepherd.


Ellen Stohler of Holmes Beach shows a potential buyer how her whimsical "easy-stick"
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Frank Zupancic took time out to sit and read the newspaper in
the midst of all the goings-on at Saturday's arts and crafts show
in Holmes Beach.


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Just waiting for snook season to open Wednesday


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing for sheepshead remains the mainstay for
inshore fishing, although there are some reports of good
catches of black drum, trout and a few redfi
Offshore aor snapper and
Sp us a few catch-and-release Goliath grou-
per tipping the scales to an estimated whopping 400
pounds.
And don't forget that snook season opens again
Feb. 1.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters
said "it's mangrove snapper madness out on Wolf-
mouth these days. Every snapper trip, day or night,
out into the Gulf for the past two weeks has been a
tremendous experience with every fisherman catching
their limit on light tackle using live jumbo shrimp, cut
thread herring and small live grunts as bait. Big goliath
and gag grouper have been getting some of our snap-
per away from us, but it's always a thrill to acciden-
tally hook into one of those 400-pound monsters even
if they're too much fish for the tackle." He said his
Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay trips have been produc-
ing large and consistent catches of sheepshead, blue-
fish, ladyfish and a few feisty keeper grouper. "We're
looking foreword to even better redfish catching and
snook fishing with the return of the green-back shiners
we've been noticing in north Sarasota Bay and around
the passes," he added.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been catching a few trout, redfish and a
few snook from Terra Ceia Bay, using artificial bait.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said best
bets inshore have proven to be sheepshead, plus some
redfish, snapper, triggerfish and black drum. Offshore
fishing is excellent for snapper and grouper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out
of Parrot Cove Marina in Cortez said that fishing
action "was fair to middlin' this past week. The 'yo-yo'
weather is taking its toll on the inshore fishing, but
when the winds die down the offshore fishing has been
hot. If big ladyfish and bluefish are your bag, there was
certainly enough going on to scratch your itch for pure
sport. Skillet species were another story. Persistence
would pay off with sheepshead, reds, trout and floun-
der, but I found it hard to get any sustained bite going
with any one species other than blues and ladies. Snook
come back into season on Feb. 1 and some nice fish
may be taken by those'patient enough to wait on the
bite in backwater canals and bayous. If we continue
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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing is a
little slow there, with sheepshead being the best catch
last week.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers there are catching mostly sheesphead right
now.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of black drum coming from the railroad
bridge in the Manatee River, plus some sheesphead
are being caught in front of Terra Ceia Bay as well as
mangrove snapper around the shipping channel near
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, reports include lots of
sheepshead coming off the artificial reefs in the bays
and in the Gulf, as well as snapper, triggerfish and lots
of grunts.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's been
putting his charters onto trout, sheepshead, snapper
and a few redfish.
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At the Cortez Fishing Center, Capt. Jack
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Toronto, Canada, to a nice catch of sheepshead up to
5 pounds and some black drum up to 3 pounds last
week. Capt. Randall A. Fowler of the "Uncle Mud-
fish" has found fishing local canals to be very produc-
tive this week, catching sheepshead, trout, redfish and
bluefish.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said that "strong winds and wild waves hin-
dered us from getting some of our clients out fishing
this past week. On the days that were fit for fishing our
clients really had a great time catching a variety of fish,
large gag grouper, some nice-sized red grouper, giant
mangrove snapper, big yellowtail snapper, lane snap-
per, and we hooked into some cudas, blacktip shark
and some reef sharks. Fishing is better out around 85
feet of water,'"he added, and he's using live pinfish,
live Key West grunts, frozen Spanish sardines and live
shrimp for the snapper.
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Manatee listing change promises interesting debate


The struggle over sustainable populations of mana-
tees is scheduled to come to a head later this year.
At issue is a proposal by Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission staff to drop "endangered"
in describing sea cows in favor of a designation of
"threatened." The change in status could clear the way
for more lax boating restrictions, particularly related to
speed, in some parts of the state.
Proponents of the change in title claim that manatee
census counts in the past few years indicate the marine mam-
mals are recovering in numbers. Opponents claim that the
boat-related manatee deaths last year the third-highest in
a decade at 80 indicate that boat speeds should continue
to be regulated to protect manatees.
Opponents also state that with Florida currently
leading the nation in boat registrations at nearly
980,000, more boats mean more fatal vessel-manatee
interactions fatal to the manatees, that is.
The controversy is scheduled for an FWC meeting
in June.
Also set to be included in the discussions is
removal of bald eagles from any listing because of a
resurgence in the bird's populations since a record low
in 1980, and updating gopher tortoises to a "threatened"
listing because habitat loss and disease are claiming the
slow-moving reptiles.

Good catches
Spotted sea trout are the top catch for recreational fish-
ers in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new report by the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratioi.
More than 33 million trout were reeled up in 2004
in the Gulf. Other popular fish were scup in the North-
east of the United States, Atlantic croaker in the mid-
Atlantic region, spot in the Southeast and barred sand-
bass in the Pacific.
According to the report, published in the "Marine
Scene" by marine extension agent John Stevely, recre-
ational catches have increased by 18 percent in the last
10 years. And here's some good news for the ones that
got away of the 10 most popular recreational fish
species caught, 60 percent were released alive.
There were more than 74 million saltwater fishing
trips taken in 2004, about the same as the previous year,
although the lumber of outings has increased by about
15 percent in the past 10 years.

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According to a study, published in the journal
"Nature," the research team asked more than 200 male
and female college students to examine photos of mem-
bers of the opposite sex. "Some had funny quotes
pinned beneath them, such as: 'My high school was so
rough we had our own coroner.' Others had bland ones:
'I'd rather walk to school than take the bus.' Women
ranked the humorous men as better potential partners,
the researchers found and as more friendly, fun and
popular. Men's view of a woman, on the other hand,
appeared to be uninfluenced by her wit."
The researchers than embarked on a second survey,
asking them to imagine two people of the opposite sex.
"One fictional character was funny; the other appreci-
ated another person's humor. The team then asked each
student which they would choose for a relationship.
Women generally preferred men who were funny, while
men favored a woman who thought he was funny."
The University of New Mexico then got into
the mix, postulating that "women prefer funny men
because their wit reveals an active and healthy brain -
and a fine set of underlying genes. If this theory holds
true, a woman choosing a funny man as a partner is
more likely to have genetically healthy children who
will survive and reproduce themselves. This so-called
sexual selection could, in some circumstances, favor
women who like humorous men, and men who like
women with an appreciation for humor."
Could the old adage that two things you should
never do in bed, point and laugh, is perhaps wrong?

Whale update
That northern bottlenose whale that ended up in
the River Thames in London died of dehydration
after being unable to find food, according to necropsy
reports.
The whale, the first to make it to London's river
shore in more than 90 years of record keeping; died
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a wrong turn somewhere.
Since the whale's diet was mostly squid, and since
the squid population is pretty puny in a river, the
whale's fate was unfortunately pretty much assured.

Now, onto the slime
Snails got wings!?
There are some researchers who are leaning toward
that hypothesis, after studying the DNA of snails found
in Europe, the Azores and Tristan da Cunha.
The DNA is too close for the various species to not
be directly related, but the question of how a land snail
could make it more than 9,000 miles across the ocean
has been a mystery for more than a century.
Now, researchers believe that the slimy, sticky
snails were among the first air passengers, stuck to the
feathers of birds as they roamed the oceans from Island
to Island.
Wonder how they worked the frequent-flyer miles
back then?

Help for the dolphins
Good news on the local dolphin front: Mote
Marine Laboratory has received a $431,000 bequest to
its marine mammal center to help support and educate
the public on the need to protect our local waterborne
friends.
The bequest was on behalf of Bradenton resident
Gertrude F. Schrader, a devoted animal lover. The
donation, part of the trust administered by Northern
Trust Bank of Florida, will help support the expan-
sion of the Ann & Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal
Center.
One is better than none, but ...
The 2005 Great Bay Scallop Search produced a
whopping one mollusk found in Tampa Bay, according
to Tampa Bay Watch.
About 125 volunteers scoured 65 designated sea-.
grass flats to find the lone scallop. In 2004, a total of
12 were found.
Scallops were once an easily found and delecta-
ble addition to the dinner table from the bays around
Anna Maria Island. They're usually thought of as a
"canary in a mine" type critter, since When water qual-
ity declines, so too does the scallop population.

Sandscript factoid:
Only 2 percent of all snook caught and released
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Sharp shooting Thompson leads Homes team past Danziger


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Nash Thompson scored seven of her 11 points in
the fourth quarter to spark Homes of Distinction to a
47-36 victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus in Divi-
sion I basketball action on Jan. 27 at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Thompson's outside shoot-
ing spearheaded a 15-5 scoring run and broke open
what had been an extremely close game.

Anna Maria Island Community
Center Basketball League
standings as of Friday, Jan. 27
Team Wins Losses
Premier League
IRE 4 2
Publix 4 2
WCAC 3 3
Glass & Screen 1 5
Division I
A Paradise 4 1
Homes 4 1
Danziger 3 3
Observer 3 4
A&E 0 5
Division II
Physicians 5 0
Duncan 4 1
Sun House 2 3
Saleaway 1 4
Harcon 1 5
Division III
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The fourth quarter began with Homes clinging to a
32-31 lead when Thompson went to work. Teammate
Blake Wilson drove the lane, but ran into Danziger big-
man Garrett Secor, so he smartly passed the ball out
to Thompson, who was stationed just outside the foul
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nothing but net for a 34-31 lead.
After a Danziger turnover, Wilson and Thompson
hooked up in almost identical fashion and again
Thompson's shot swished through the basket for a

AMICC basketball schedule


Premier (ages 14-17)
Feb. 2 8 p.m.
Feb. 4 12 p.m.
Feb. 4 1 p.m.
Feb. 6 8 p.m.


Glass & Screen vs. WCAC
Publix vs. WCAC
Glass & Screen vs. IRE
Publix vs. Glass & Screen


Division I (ages 12-13)
Feb. 2 8 p.m. Observer vs. A&E
Feb. 6 6 p.m. Paradise vs. Danziger
Feb. 6 7 p.m. Homes vs. Observer
Division II (ages 10-11)
Feb. 2 7 p.m. Duncan vs. Harcorn
Feb. 4 2 p.m. Sun House vs. Harcorn
Feb. 3 3 p.m. Saleaway vs. Physicians
Feb. 7 8 p.m. Island Family vs. Harcorn


Division III (ages 8-9)
Feb. 2 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 10a.m.
Feb. 4 11 a.m.
Feb. 7 7 p.m.


Dips vs. Bistros
Bistros vs. Kumon
Jessie's vs. Dips
Jessie's vs. Bistros


Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Feb. 1 6 p.m. Oden-Hardy vs. Oyster
Feb. 2 6 p.m. ReMax vs. Ross
Feb. 5 4 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Ross
Feb. 4 5 p.m. LPAC vs. Oden-Hardy
Feb. 7 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Oyster


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38-31 lead. Thompson's last basket of the game was
a back-breaker for Danziger Allergy & Sinus as she
took a pass from Ally Titsworth on the left wing and
swished a three-pointer to give Homes of Distinction
a 10-point lead with 4:08 to play.
A Brandon Gangler steal and a layup was followed
by a steal and a layup by Wilson, giving Homes of Dis-
tinction 14 consecutive points and a 45-31 lead. Secor
ended the Homes scoring run when he was fouled
going to the hoop and made one of his two foul shots
to pull Danziger to 45-32 with 3:31 left to play.
Titsworth followed up a Wilson miss and converted
for a 47-32 lead before Danziger finally scored its first
field goal of the quarter at the 1:50 mark when Secor
took a pass down low from Katie Hunt and banked it
in to pull to within 47-34. Molly Slicker scored Dan-
ziger's last basket of the game when she grabbed an
offensive rebound off a Secor three-point attempt and
banked it in for the 36th and finalpoint of the night.
The victory tied Homes of Distinction with A Par-
adise Realty for first place in the division with 4-1
records heading into Saturday afternoon action. Wilson
led Homes with 16 points, while Thompson finished
with 11 points. Titsworth finished with 10 points, while
Gangler added eight points and eight rebounds.
Secor led all scorers with 26 points and 18
rebounds, but he was the only Danziger player in
double figures. Chris Callahan added six points, while
Matt Danziger and Molly Slicker each finished with
two points in the loss.

Division I (ages 12-13)
Kyle Aritt poured in 30 points and grabbed 14
rebounds to lead Longboat Observer past Air & Energy
44-37 on Jan. 26 in Division I basketball action at
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 1, 2006 0 B-7


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6-B

the Center. Zach Evans added seven points and seven
rebounds for Observer, which also received five points
from Forrest Schield and two points from Blake Rivers
in the victory.
Jason Rappe led Air & Energy with 21 points and
13 rebounds, while Matt Bauer finished with 14 points
and Nicole Botero added two points in the loss.
Homes of Distinction knocked of previously
unbeaten A-Paradise Realty 43-39 on Jan. 23 behind
25 points and 13 rebounds from Brandon Gangler.
Ally Titsworth added 10 points and three rebounds and
Nash Thompson finished with nine points and three
rebounds in the victory for Homes of Distinction.
Justin Dearlove scored 27 points, grabbed 14
rebounds and had three assists to lead A-Paradise,
which also received 10 points and three rebounds from
Jordan Sebastiano and two points from Martine Miller
in the loss.
Chris Callahan nailed a trio of three-pointers for
Danziger Allergy & Sinus on their way to a team-
high 19 points over Observer 37-29 on Jan. 23. Garrett
Secor added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Danziger,
which also received two points from Sarah Howard in
the victory.
Kyle Aritt led Observer with 15 points and 11
rebounds while Zach Evans added 10 points and eight
rebounds in the loss. Forrest Schield and Chelsea
Crowton completed the Observer scoring with two
points apiece.


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Allergy & Sinus.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Hailey Dearlove scored 11 points to lead Island
Family Physicians past Duncan Real Estate 17-12 in the'
Center's Division II basketball action on Jan. 27. Becca
Butler added four points and Daniel Pimental scored
two points to complete the IFP scoring in the victory.
Molly McDonough scored six points to lead
Duncan, which also received four points from Kayla
Aritt and two points from Savannah Schield in the
loss.
Duncan 15, Harcorn 6
Earlier in the week on Jan. 25, six points from Aritt
and five points from McDonough sparked Duncan to
a 15-6 victory over Harcorn Corp. Sarah Azmi and
Schield completed the Duncan scoring with two points


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apiece in the victory.
Patrick Edwards, Sheldon Phillips and Emily
White each scored two points to lead Harcom Corp. in
the loss.

Division HI (ages 8-9)
Dips Ice Cream remained undefeated barely -
thanks to a two-point victory over Bistros on Jan. 26 in
Division III basketball action. Dips received 13 points
from Lee Bergeron and five points from Johnny Mattay
to finish 18-16.
Luke Shackleford led Bistros with 10 points, while
Samantha Purnell, Denver Hardy and Trevor Albers
each scored two points in the loss.
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Shell Point condo, 2BR/2BA, carport.
503 Sanderling Circle $395,000
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA, lakefront.
6701 12th Ave. W.-$279,900
Village Green, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
6400 Flotilla Drive $455,900
WestBay Point, turnkey-furnished.
6400 Flotilla Drive $499,000
WestBay Point, 2BR/2BA, ground level.

213 70th Street $849,000
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511 74th St. $899,000
4BR/2BA, 40x20 pool, dock and lift.
621 Key Royale Drive $1,899,000
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.
617 Gladstone Lane $945,000
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8-13B FEB. 1, 2006 U THE ISLANDER


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7-B

Premier Division (ages 14-17)
Anna Maria Glass & Screen received double-figure
scoring efforts from three players on the way to a 58-44
victory over West Coast Air Conditioning in Jan. 25
Premier League basketball action at the center. Chad
Reed scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to
lead Glass & Screen, which also received 15 points and
eight rebounds from Luis Leon. Franklin Moore added
12 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Anna
Maria Glass & Screen in the victory.
Matt McDonough led West Coast Air Conditioning
with 20 points, three rebounds and five assists while Al
Barrett added eight points and one assist. Phelps Tracy
chipped in with five points and seven rebounds in the
loss for West Coast.
Tyler Bekkerus scored 29 of his 35 points in the
second half as Publixrallied past Island Real Estate
for a 73-68 victory on Jan. 23. Bekkerus finished with
seven three-pointers, while teammate Mike Wallen
added four long-range bombs of his own to finish
with 28 points. Jordan Graeff added six points, while
Jake McDonald scored two points and Joe Karasiewicz
added one point to the Publix victory total.
David Buck matched Bekkerus' point total with 35
while also adding nine rebounds and three assists for
IRE, which also received 23 points and 23 rebounds
from Zach Schield in the loss.

Horseshoe news
An unusually large turnout for a weekday morning
produced some exceptional play among the 12 teams
that battled it out in the Anna Maria horseshoe pits on
Jan. 25.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0
records to battle for the championship, where Sam
Samuels of Cortez and Art Kingstad of Holmes Beach
defeated the all-Anna Maria team of Bill Starrett and
Bob Lee 23-14..

ONE BLOCK FROM BEACHES ANRSHOPPING


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Danziger Allergy & Sinus guard Chris Callahan looks for operating room against the staunch defense of Ally
Titsworth during Center basketball action.


Feb. 21 horseshoe action also saw three teams
emerge from pool play with 3-0 records. Art Kingstad
and Fred Hryghe of Youngstown, Ohio, defeated Anna
Maria's Harry Stoltzfus and Bradenton's Adin Shank
22-8 to advance to the finals against Bob Lee, who was
the walking team of one. Lee rolled in the champion-
ship match by a score of 23-11.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm
ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selec-
tion. There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
come.


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Key Royale golf news
Marlyn Thorton and Jean Holmes both shot a two-
over par 34 to tie for first in the class AA women's low-
net golf competition at the Key Royale Club on Jan. 24.
Bobbie Lindstrom was a shot back to finish in second
place, while Sarah Falk carded a 36 to finish third.
Class A winner Joyce Brown fired a 33 to finish
three shots ahead of Roswitha Fowler, Dorothy McK-
inna, Meredith Slavin, Phyllis Lamp, Sue Hookem and
Barb Carr, who each shot 36. Marian Mulroy and Del
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 1, 2006 B B-9


22nd annual Greek

Glendi celebration

coming soon
For the 22nd year, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox
Church will stage the Greek Glendi festival Feb. 9-12
at the church, 7671 N. Lockridge Road, Sarasota.
Theme for this year's celebration is "Our Hellenic Cul-
ture and the Age of Byzantium," and it is "our gift to the
Sarasota and Manatee Community," a spokesperson said.
He explained that for 11 centuries the Byzantium
formed a bridge between the philosophy and literature
of ancient Greece and the teachings of Christianity.
"The beautiful Byzantine mosaics in our church are a
reflection of this remarkable era."
The festival features Greek food and pastries,
music and dances, marketplace, handcrafts, vendors,
children's activities and church tours. Last year 16,000
people attend the celebration. Details are available at
355-2616.

Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8-B
Reppenhagen tied for third with 37s.
Mary P. Miller carded a one-under 31 to claim
top honors in class B, three shots ahead of second-
place finishers Sally Keyes and Margaret Schuller.
Barb Renk and Joy Nellis finished in third place with
a pair of 38s.
There was a tie for bragging rights in class C
between Eunice Warda and Cheryl Kinerk, who both
posted even-par 32s to finish two shots ahead of Dot
Camboni and three shots ahead of Nell Bergstrom and
Sharon Conlon.
Caye Hudson posted a two-under par 30 to win
class D honors, one shot ahead of Jeanette Cashman
and four shots better than Ruth Willimson.


Community Center issue

The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
need of volunteers to work directly with children and
to help with special events that are important to the
Center.
"Get off the couch and out of the house," Center
spokesperson Aida Matic-Chaffee said. "Share your
skills and learn new ones, make a positive difference
in the life of a child."
Among the works listed are reading, whose volunteers
do one-on-one work with elementary school children needing
to practice and improve their reading skills, and homework,
another one-on-one program helping school children or teens


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Homes of
Distinction
guard
Blake
Wilson
drives past
Danziger's
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es call for volunteers

needing extra guidance.
Special events where help is needed are the Tour
of Homes March 18, volunteers especially needed
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to work at some of the
homes on the tour, at the craft boutique and parking,
and An Affaire to Remember April 29, which is in need
of committee members and volunteers to help obtain
donated items for the silent auction, decorate the hall,
and other necessary works.
To volunteer or receive further information, inquire
at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or call
778-1908.









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Holmes Beach. Theses home include the
following luxury amenities:


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10-B 1 FEB. 1. 2006 N THE ISLANDER


SdBiz
By Rick Catlin





You are my sunshine
Sunshine Tax Service at 7830
Cortez Road W. recently opened for
business, just in time for tax season.
Manager Steve Ostheimer said the
company does personal, business and
corporate tax returns, including state
income tax returns for the client from a
state with a personal income tax.
In addition, Sunshine Tax Service
offers a refund anticipation loan pro-
gram for taxpayers looking at a refund.
To learn more about Sunshine Tax
Service, call 761-8353.

Anna Maria Island
Chamber of
Commerce
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce is updating the e-mail
addresses, physical address and busi-
n'ess information of its members.
Members who are not sure if the
chamber has the correct information
should call 778-1541 or fax the infor-
mation to 778-9679.
In other chamber news, the Febru-
ary business card exchange will be held
at Ginny's and Jane E's store at 9807
Gulf Drive in Anna Maria, the site of the'
old IGA building.
The chamber also recently wel-
comed the following new members:
ABC Vacation Rentals, Debbie


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Body and Mind
"C.D." Dashiell, left, and Denise Lehocki recently joined forces to open the Body
and Mind Massage at 9908 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria featuring a full range of
massage and nail services. "C.D" is the nails expert, while Denise is a licensed
massage therapist. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose


Gilmore, 102 Jefferson St., Hoboken,
N.J.
A Pelican Perch vacation rentals,
Greg Johnson, 3007 Ave. F, Holmes
Beach.
O'Bryon Investment Group, 1852
Blanchard Court, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Trade Winds Capital Mortgage,
3728 Fifth Ave. N.E., Bradenton.
Sue Carlson real estate, 411 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
An Island Place Realty Inc., Adele
SHolland, 411 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Island Grill Store, 5350 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.


Longboat map
The Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce has copies of its 2006 Visi-
tor's Guide and Business Directory with
accompanying street map available to
the public at its offices at 6960 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
The directory and map covers Longboat
Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Circle.
The Longboat Chamber. of Com-
merce is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
For more information, call the cham-
ber at 383-2466.


Winners
Islanders Ben and Karen of Ben
Cooper & Associates, Holmes Beach,
with their Good as Gold award given
by the chamber of commerce that
represents Longboat, Lido and St.
Armands keys. With them is chamber
chair Sandy Tull of Freedom Bank.
Others honored included David Miller
of Cannons Marina, chairman's
award; Ray and D'Arcy Arpke of
Euphemia Haye restaurant, Ed Moran
Memorial award; and Jim and Jimmy
Seaton of Longboat Limousine, Good
as Gold.

Haul away
Bradenton -native and frequent Island
visitor Jeremy Geiger recently started
Haul-Away for removal of all types
of trash, debris and _. .,
junk. Geiger, who .'"
-is also a full-time -
Manatee County
Sheriff's Office
deputy, said his ser-
vice is for all types
of debris removal,
including construc-
tion cleanup. For more information,
call 720-2217. Islander Photo: Nancy


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A few winter rentals available weekly or
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SINCE 1957
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamnariareal.com


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Rare 5BR/3.5BA, across from beach access
with spacious, open floor plan. Large kitchen
with breakfast bar. Master suite on main floor.
Tile floors, screened lanai and a large open
deck great for tanning! Oversized four-car
garage. $1,240,000.
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Broker Realtor
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SOFA: RECLINING CARAMEL-colored leather-like,
one year old, like new, paid $900, asking $350.
Smoke/pet-free home. (941) 794-0808.
QUEEN BED, DRESSER, mirror: white, like new.
Cost $2,500, asking $550. Green armoire $75.
Cortez. (941) 794-2592 or (609) 221-7111.
BICYCLES: MEN'S AND ladies' 26-inch bikes.
Excellent condition, $35. (941) 792-3775.
POWER-LIFT RECLINER: New, never used. Large
Pride C-10, blue fabric. Battery backup system for
safety. $400. (941) 778-5840.
ROLL-TOP DESK and chair, 150-inch drop-leaf
dining table and four chair set, 175-inch round dining
table, four captain chairs. $200. (941) 779-0171.
ELECTRIC FIREPLACE: USE with or without heat,
remote with thermostat, off-white, $800. Server,
whitewash finish, opens for serving. $225. Miscel-
laneous pictures. (941) 794-0231.
TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941)
798-3448.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.


r in Village Green
7306 13th Ave West
$475,000
Completely renovated 4BR/3BA
withbeautiful pool. Newgranite
counters, wood cabinets,
ceramic tile. New Whirlpool
stainless steel appliances. Roof
and pool cage new in 2004.


Please call Martha Marlar r /, Gulfstream
Owner Agent .y
at 941-758-7777. I /i Realty


Mike

Norman
Realty INc
.3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
Kathy Caserta (941) 778-4364 Fax
Realtor, GRI, CRS 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
(941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell


FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies avail-
able at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. (941) 778-7978.
HONEYBELL TANGELOS now ripe in January,
on sale by the AMI Kiwanis Club. $31-$36 for
a bushel Shipped free anyplace in USA. Call to
receive an order blank. (941) 778-3446 or go online
WWW.annamariakiwanis.org.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tues-
days, Thursdays, Fridays. 9am-noon on Saturdays.
Sales racks, children's clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. (941) 779-2733.
TRASH/TREASURE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday,
Feb. 4. Gulfshore of Longboat Key (mobile.home
park), 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
SIDEWALK SALE: 8am Saturday, Feb. 18. All pro-
ceeds to benefit the Anna Maria Island Relay for
Life, American Cancer Society Manatee Unit. The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE! 8am-noon Friday and Saturday,
Feb. 3-4. Lots of miscellaneous, raft, water skis, boat
air conditioner, wicker accessories. 120 51 st St.,
Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 9am-5pm, Saturday, Feb. 4. Furniture,
home accessories, etc. Three family sale. 107 12th
St. N., Bradenton Beach.

AFFORDABLE PARADISE
Looking for affordable living in Anna Maria? Consider
this charming, well maintained, fully-furnished
duplex. Live in half and rent half. Each side consists
of two bedrooms, one full bath, kitchen, dining
area, living room and a Florida room. If what you
are looking for is a quiet residential location in
the City of Anna Maria, a short walk from a public
beach, shops and post office, this is your solution.
Two complete living units for only $719,000. For
more information or to visit call, (941) 704-4646.



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SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS and antiques. Sterling jew-
elry 50-70 percent off. Lots of collectibles, crystal,
china, 50-75 percent off. Select vintage jewelry, 50
percent off. Lots of bric-a-brac 50-75 percent off.
Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: THREE families. 8am-3pm Friday,
Feb. 3. Lots of collectibles, jewelry, sterling, lamps,
household, pictures, books, clothing, linens, double
bed and frame, computer desk. 218 84th St.,
Holmes Beach.
OUTSIDE MARKET AT Essence of Time: 9am-2pm
Sunday, Feb. 5. Lots of stuff old and new, corner of
Gulf Drive and Holmes Boulevard. (941) 778-9396.


LOST: BLACK SHOULDER purse contains North
Carolina driver's license and cell phone. (941)
778-8124.


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

BENGEL HYPNOSIS CENTER. Quit smoking, lose
weight. Renowned Pittsburgh hypnotist available
February, Anna Maria Island. Appointments only. Call
(412) 215-2158. www.BengelHypnosisCenter.com.

BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early.
online at www.islander.org.


Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
778-0455




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EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


TWO NEW GULFSIDE TOWNHOUSES! Fabulous
4BR/3BA Gulf and bay view townhomes with
every amenity, including granite, tile, wood
cabinets, elevators, nine foot ceilings, wrought
iron railings, balconies, jetted tubs, and more!
$1,350,000 each.


AFFORDABLE IN ANNA MARIA Inviting 3BR/2BA
homewithin Strolling distance ofthe sparkling Gulf!
Features great room plan with vaulted ceilings plus
screened lanai. Great buy at $699,500.
Visit our Web site at


CANALFRONTHIDEAWAYThis 2BR/2BAwaterfront
home is situated on a gorgeous waterfront lot
with circular driveway and plenty of room for
a pool. Currently under renovation, features
include.granite countertops and newer appliances.
$799,000.


SHELL POINT CONDO Immaculate 2BR/2BA, fully-
furnished, ground-level hideaway! Includes tile
floors and built-in bookcases. Overlooks putting
green and nearby swimming pool. $349,000.
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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.


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.
VALENCIA GARDENS Renovated ground floor- end unit,. 2bed/2bath condo with great views of
El Conquistador golf course! Turnkey furnished, ready for you to move in. Close to beaches,
IMG Academy, private courtyard, pool, spa, and lanai. Florida living at it's best. $299,900.
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! $649,000.
GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA home with wonderful open-beam
ceilings, new flooring, new dock, no bridges to-bay. Short walk to beach, botanical park and a great
restaurant. Build up for bay views! $789,000.
GREAT VALUE! HOME WITH DEEDED BOAT SLIP Ground level 2BR/1BA home in a quiet neighbor-
hood. 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.
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! $810,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN Enjoy Island living in this beautifully remodeled home located in Anna
Maria. Granite counter tops, wood floors, brand new carpet. Move right in. $775,000.
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Heated pool, rooftop sundeck
with great views, excellent rental history with no rental restrictions! A must see. $599,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Rarely available 3BR unit, overlooking canal. Spacious bedrooms
and eat-in kitchen. Over 1600 sf, heated pool and spa in a beautifully maintained bay-front com-
munity. $599,000.
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JAMMERS WANTED: Non-professional snowbird gui-
tarist looking for musicians to jam afternoons. Cortez/
Gulf Drive area. Classic rock, country. (941) 778-2937.
BINGO WEEKLY: "Smoke-free" at Annie Silver Com-
munity Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C, Bradenton
Beach, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All welcome. Refresh-
ments, prizes. Information: (941) 778-1915.
PHOTO CLASSES: Learn to use your camera
from a professional instructor. Easy, individualized
classes. Sign up for six classes and get the seventh
free! Call Paula, (941) 356-7303.
CERTIFIEDTEACHER IN MATH/Science has open-
ing. Private tutoring for student. Kindergarten-col-
lege level subjects. Plenty of references and experi-
ence. (941) 524-4177.
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Res-
taurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa,
(813) 890-1904.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best inter-
est of children who have been abused, abandoned
or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941)
744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.



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940 Waterside Lone:
Lokefront villa, 2BR/2BA,
1.292 sf, beautifully fur.
nished, loads of upgrades
S485,000.

920 Waterside Lane-
Lakelron villa, 2BR/2BA.
1,132 sf, breathtaking
sunsets, turnkey fur.
nished. $439,000.

827 Waterside Lane:
Villa, 2BR/2BA, 1,069sf,
new furnishings, remod.
eled from top to bottom.
S485.000.


230 Londonderry Drive:
Lakefonl home, 3BR/3BA,
2,338 sf, dining room,
den, Ihree-car garage.
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FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
(941) 720-1411.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call (941) 922-0774.
KITTEN TIME: Home-fostered kittens available from
the humane society. Variety of colors. Have been
tested. Shots, spayed, microchipped. Only $35 to
good homes. (941) 365-1687.


1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE: Silver, leather, North-
star. Telephone Onstar. Excellent condition. $7,000
or offer. (941) 778-1620.
GOLF CARTS FOR sale: Two-and four-passenger
club carts, night lights and mirrors, like new. Phone
(941) 729-8766.
FORD 2000 FOCUS ZTS: 41,000 miles. One owner,
new brakes, Fort Knox gold, loaded, excellent condi-
tion. $6,300. (941) 794-0231.
1993 MERCEDES 300SL: Silver, gray, both tops.
Looks, runs well. 12,000 miles. Books and records.
(941) 779-0420.
1965 CORVAIR MONZA convertible: Very low miles.
One owner, estate vehicle, 13,500 miles. Trophy
winner. (941) 526-3190.


27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs
great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning,
water heater, shower, head,newbatteries, stereo
and much more! $8,000, or best offer. (941)
778-1565.


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EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
MARTINIQUE N.-Direct Gulf view, corner with garage, storage.
Updated. Shows beautifully. $939,000.
HOLMES BEACH-Neptune Gardens. 2BR. 1,100 sf, carport, short walk
to beach. All for $499,000.
KEY ROYALE-Canalfront lot. 9,450 sf. Golf course view. $699,000.
BAYVIEW- 4-5BR/4BA, induding guest quarters. Large master suite. $1,500,000.
GULF VIEW- Holmes Beach duplex or 4BR/2BA home. $1,199,000.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX- Large lot, 2BR and 1BR. $720,000.
IRONWOOD 1-2BR. Extra storage. $134,900. Great buy!
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB- 2BR/2BA, turnkey, boat dock. $824,900.
BAYPOINTE- 4BR/3BA villa. Eight month new. $255,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS
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NEW LISTING: ANNA MARIA
5BR/2BA duplex. Jacaranda
Road. Great annual tenants in
place. Listed at $710,000. Call
Frank Migliore, Realtor, (941)
71 -7575. MLS #520275.


HOME WITH BOAT DOCK Holmes Beach Well Maintained home
with many updates and upgrades. Deeded Boat slip with Dock.
90x100 lot. Offered at $659,900 Call Stephanie Bell, Broker
(941)920-5156 for details.
NORTH END DUPLEX North Bay Blvd. 4BR/2BA, short block to
Gulf and bay. Priced to sell at $647,000. Call Stephanie Bell,
Broker, (941) 920-5156. MLS#519578.
VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ROD & REEL! Elevated home on North.
Bay Blvd., nestled between Bean Point and Bayfront Park. Offered at
$735,000. Call Stephanie Bell, Broker, (941) 920-5156. MLS# 515508.
GREAT LOCATION, GREAT BEACH ACCESS! Anna Maria Village.
Short stroll to the beach. Reduced to $699,000. Call Frank Migliore,
Realtor, (941) 778-2307 or direct 19-1) 713-7575. MLS#513240.
ATTENTION WATERFRONT INVESTORS! The Tarpon Lodge on
Terra Ceia Bay. 1.3 acres with direct access to Terra Ceia Bay and
over 355 feet on the water. Ashng price $1 ,00,000 For specifics,
call Stephanie Bell, Broker, (941) 920-5156.


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DEEP-WATER BOAT slip: north end of Anna Maria.
Easy Gulf access. (941) 794-8877.
WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria
Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941) 778-2581.
THIS 2005 25-HP Johnson Bombadier rope-start two-
stroke outboard, has less than the initial ten hours break
time on it. Purchased new in May for $2,592, it includes
fuel tank and line and wheeled motor carrier (my
add-on). Owner's manual and purchase receipt (includ-
ing warranty) included. Super buy! (941) 778-1605.
28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like
new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head!
Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover
and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil at
(941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.
32-FOOT ERICSON Sloop: Draft 4 feet, 5 inches.
Rebuilt engine 2004. Diving platform, roller furling,
Northstar sails, autopilot, much, much more.
$15,000. (941) 778-9196.
2002 14-FOOT CAROLINA Skiff: Bimini top. 9.9 hp
Honda motor. Possible boat slip: Asking $1,800. Paid
$4,200. (941) 383-0096.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
(941) 723-1107.
FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and trout with
InshoreSlam.com Capt. Jim Savaglio. License,
bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813)
477-7657.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
778-7978.


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SPECTACULAR CANAL HOME
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.


100 FOOT CANAL FRONTAGE
Home features dock, 10,000 Ib
lift, barrel tile roof, porcelain
floors, updated kitchen with gran-
ite counters and beautiful wood
cabinets and a covered patio
with wet-bar area. $649,900




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tion with several tropical fruittrees
S and only two blocks to the beach.
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ment opportunity. $379,000.
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FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPERS for Longboat Key resort.
Excellent benefits for full-time.Year-round position. Must
work Saturdays, be dependable and have own transpor-
tation. Call for appointment, (941) 383-2428.
PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on
Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.
FRONT DESK FOR busy chiropractic office. Fulltime.
Billing, insurance, phones. Experience preferred but
not necessary. Will train. Call (941) 778-9372.
ELDERLY GENTLEMAN NEEDS part-time help for
transportation, household chores, mid-day meal,
etc. Now through April. $10/hour. (941) 778-9517 or
(941) 778-7329.
MAINTENANCE, PART-TIME: 32-unit motel, eve-
nings. Monday-Friday. Apply in person. Blue Water
Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes beach. Drug-
free workplace.
TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The
Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions,
training. Previous outside sales helpful, but not nec-
essary. If you possess a willingness for strong com-
munity involvement, positive outlook and drive to
succeed, fax or e-mail a letter and/or resume to.'
(941) 778-9392, sales @islander.org.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941)
778-3953.



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NEW LISTINGS
802 Audubon Drive
IBR/1BA Great views $315,000.
503 Sanderling Circle
2BR/2BA, nice villa $395,000.
706 ESTUARY DRIVE
2BR/2BA beautifully furnished first floor.
$420,000.
1112 ROSEATE CT
Largest villa. 2BR/2BA plus den. Lakefront.
$455,000.
1265 Spoonbill Landing
2BR/2BA lakefront. $399,000.
886 Waterside Lane
2BR/2BA lakefront, furnished. $459,000.
1227 Edgewater Circle
2BR/2BA bayfront, model.
Furnished. $470,000.
1163 EDGEWATER CIRCLE
3BR/2BA, furnished. Grand bay views. Second
floor only. $575,000.
and more


BUSY BISTRO hiring full-or part-time servers for
lunch and dinner. Prep person and dishwasher. Apply
to Chef Damon, Wednesday-Saturday, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
(941) 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:Tingley Memorial Library.
Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving,
and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann .
Adams, (941) 779-1208.


SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
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.


This elevated home features 3BR/2BA and is just steps to the beach
on the north end of Anna Maria. Vaulted ceilings, tile floor and
open floor plan. Glass doors to a large wooden deck. Turnkey fur-
nished and rented for upcoming season. Just listed at $749,000.

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REAL ESTATE .-,'
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941 778-0455 Ken Jackson, 778-6986
9906 Gulf Drive Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
Anna Maria Kate Eiseler, 778-5115
www.greenreal.com Evelyn Mitchell, 778-1952


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.
MATURE, CHRISTIAN CAREGIVER OFFERS reli-
able live-in care for your loved one. Have good refer-
ences. Call (941) 748-7094, leave message.


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)
545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941) 778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks;
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.


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--gSaE CARLSON
411 Pin Ave Anna Maria e (941) 720-2242


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






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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.

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.

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 construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

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 HOME SERVICES: Minor electrical, plumb-
ing, carpentry and improvements for your home,
condo or business. References, over 20 years expe-
rience. (941) 538-3520.

WE CAN HELP! Does your property need TLC?
Lew can fix it. Give me a call. (941) 755-5559.
AAA WIFE AND husband: Cleaning your house and
windows with confidence. Good references, reason-
able rates. Licensed and Insured. (941) 812-0499.
SCOTT'S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service. How
may I help you? Scott Reinhart, (941) 538-0664.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.


CUCCIO TILE AND handyman services. Many
Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and
insured. (941) 730-2137.
HANDYMAN FROM HOLLAND: 20 years experience
in "old world craftsmanship." No job too small. Painting,
repairs, shelves, woodworking, cleaning, etc. Please
call Peter, (941) 447-6747. Guaranteed satisfaction.
YACHT SERVICES: DIVING and detail services.
Waterline Yacht Company. James, (941) 792-7595.
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)
795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941) 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015,
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and land-
scape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at
great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.


To'rtuga Inn Beach Resort is a na.iiural par.adie a ith st, lc and
charm I, spare Here is an e\eptioinal opporiunllt to I'. on
spacious nev. apartments on a ,.rcous beach-to-bat property,
OCfleed for 'ale are lI units in the ftn.il phIse iof this 55-ulna
lu\ur \ old Flo''rida condor'miniuin re,.ort i II lurnished 2-bed'2-
bath l'le\ble aiparrients are read.) or occupancy starting NMarch
15. 20(16, with granite counter tip-, lull kitchens. laundr. ro,:.nm
terraces. &L\. hirlp,.ol spas' MNlst ha.L e unohItructed \le'.'.S e l the
Gulf ol Me\ico or Sara.ota Ba\. Ow ners can keep their unit tor
personal use, or include it for rent as part lIi the report under the
expert rental managemrnent of Reort Quest
This a\w ard-% inning property, leatures-
* Pnvate beach on the Gulf f of Nle\kco \ ih spectacular sunset \ r ie
* Sugar white sand & sparkling turquoise waiter
* Pn\ite boat dock \it %h fourteen slips on Sarasola Bay
* Direct bo.ling access to the Gulf of Me\ico
* Fi\e Mediterranean s le buildings in lush tropical gardens,
* Three heated pools spa & tounraitni
* World class game-fishing and boating
* Excellent Golf and Tennis j\ailable at nearby clubs
* Extraordinwa Restauiants nearby\
* Outstandingin in\'estmnntl oppiirtunitl fIoii capital .appIeciatioti
* Professional) managed b) Resort Quest
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perfonna, cash Ilom & other financial information.
Call 1 i 41l '77-80150
Email: da\ id(teitelbaumde'elopers corn
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PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
(941)720-0770.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation.Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and
commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 729-9381.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State
licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
(941) 778-1730.
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.

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


This beautiful Tuscany-styled villa is turnkey-furnished and in an amaz-
ing rental program (www.annamaria.com). 3 BR/3BAwith private pool
and rooftop deck. $1,400,000.
NEW LISTING: 2905 Ave. C., Holmes Beach: Beautifully decorated elevated
home with over 1800 sf living area. 200 steps to beach. $599,000.
PANORAMIC GULF AND BAY VIEWS: Truly the penthouse view! Sixth
floor Gulffront condo with views from every window. Magnificently
-upgraded and furnished. $984,900.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE (6325 Gulf): Gulf-views from this beautiful
3BR/2BA, townhome at North Beach Village with two-car garage. Only
one available in this section for years! $625,000.
LONGBOAT KEY GULFFRONT: Beautifully upgraded condo.with won-
derful Gulf views. $819,000.
NEW LISTING: Martinique South #108: 2BR/2BA with light Florida
colors and great view of Gulf. $719,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE#35: See this showplace with two master suites offered
tumkey-fumiShed. Four porches (2-10x 20), two-car garage. $673,000.
THIS IS THE LIFE! Two updated 2/BR units with Gulf views from the porch
and winter rentals in place. Heated pool, fishing pier, beach, clubhouse.
$344,900 and $349,900. (Imperial House, Bradenton Beach)
DUPLEX ON LARGE LOT: Ground floor duplex with new kitchens and
baths, new floors and more, no common walls. Just $650,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE #36: Light and open with two master suites
upstairs, four porches, two-car garage and bonus room/family room.
$635,000.
NEW LISTING: Rarely available Island Village Townhouse. Over 1865
sf, 3BR/3BA with two-car garage. $639,000.
BAYVIEW TERRACE: Upstairs with views of the Gulf and bay from the bal-
cony. Bayfront pool and picnic area and steps td the beach. $339,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE #62: Overlooking pool, 3BR/2.5BA townhome
with beautiful light colors, two-car garage. $639,000.
IRONWOOD: Grourind floor gorgeous 1BR in golf course community.
$155,000.
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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.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All
phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty
years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober
and prompt. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN &TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

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

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing
and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
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.
STEVE'S MAINTENANCE & REPAIR: If price and
reliability are important, then for all your remod-
eling, maintenance and repair needs, call the
right team, call the SMART team. (941) 400-6350.
stbradenton @verizon.net.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting,
drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many
references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy Inc.
Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long
hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free esti-
mates.

Bobby Edington Presents


FOR SALE BY OWNER
losing Costs Paid* Plus One-Year 41
Pre-paid Hazard, Wind and Flood Insurance


CUSTOMEXEIVE HOME
2709 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
3BR/3BA views of Gulf and Tampa
Bay from this beautiful executive
home with msterbedroom and spa
encompassingentirefloor.Waterfall
landscaped entry.lhree-cargarage.
$950,000. Call (941) 744-6906.

LONGBOATIKEY
Executive home with swimming
pool. Completely updated

Longboat Key Village, just two
blocks to the beach. Priced to
sell. $775,000. 751 Broadway,
LBK. Call (941) 744-6906.

HOMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1 BA, 85x90 foot lot. 7,971
sf, 500 steps to beach. 206
73rd St. Beautiful landscape
with grapefruit, mango and
gumbo limbo trees.S $749,000.
Call (941)744-6906.


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BAY CONSTRUCTION AND REMODEL: (941)
720-1089. Renovations, repairs, remodel. Insured.
License no. CBC1252807.

IS YOUR PAINT peeling? Is it in need of healing?
Then call Shaman Painting and Pressure Washing
for free estimate. Call Dan or Gina for appointment.
Office (941) 527-1465 Cell (941) 779-3595.
ROB'S RENOVATION AND REMODELING:Tile, hard-
wood flooring, drywall, carpentry, paint, pressure clean-
ing, rescreens, windows and doors. Free estimates! We
will beat any estimates. Call Rob, (941) 526-5010.

RICK KUNKEL PAINTING: 30 years experience.
Licensed, insured. Free estimates. Local references.
(941) 932-0940.



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

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer,
garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting.
One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call
(941) 713-0034 or e-mail: gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk
to shops and restaurants.Available weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail captko462@aol.com.
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus commu-
nity, fully equipped 1BR/1 BA beachhouse with great-
room and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or
Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone.
'Rent weekly to annually. No pets. (317) 873-3307.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club,
2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner
Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.


EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME
ON DEEP CANAL IN HOLMES BEACH
Complete quality renovation includes new
master suite addition, private bath and
lanai, Laundry room, three guest bedrooms-
and bath, large closets, large living room,
kitchen and family room, Tile floors. New
roofand air conditioning. Attached 2.5-car
garage, 10,000 Ib. boat lift, pluswave-runner
davit. Total under roof, 3,179 sf. Wrap-around
driveway, underground irrigation system,
mature landscaping, room for a pool.
-$1,195,000, No agents. (941) 778-7417,


COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next
to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now.
(941) 778-2694.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach
3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with
ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi,
granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi
in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully
equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/
monthly 813-277-4336.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and'
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
(941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished one room
efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large
decks. (941) 505-1962.
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.

GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach
location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006.
Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet
area of Island with open floor plan and large terrace
overlooking the Gulf. From $1,750/week with dis-
counted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second
floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog
OK. $1,400/month. Sun Coast Real Estate, (941)
779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home.
5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards
from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January,
2006-April, 2006. $3,900/month. Call (813) 948-1267
or email kkl@tampabay.rr.com.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org-!:

UNIQUE SAILBOAT WATERFRONT HOME
With 39 foot boat-
S" house and mother -
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S." with heated pod, on
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in main house rebuilt
and enlarged three years.
S. ... ag and 1BR/IBA full
mother-inlaw apartment.
Gourmet main kitchen, DCS gas stove top, double oven, double
dishwasher, double wine coolers, granite counter top, outside kitchen
withtriplesink, dishwasherand built-in B-B-Q. Two zone central vacuum,
intercom, 15 foot ceiling and see-through gas fireplace in great room
to outside pool. 4900 S.F.U.R. PAO 502 72nd St., Holmes
Beach A must see at $2,250,000. Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real Estate
Broker/Owner. By appointment, (941) 778-6155.


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IDEAL LOCATION Elevated and ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Direct CANAL HOME Large Key Royale home
updated duplex. 2BR/2BA each side, Gulffront, great value. 2BR/2BA turnkey with dock, davits and boat lift. 4BR/3BA
short stroll to the beach. Tons of storage. furnished. Pool front, elevator, nicely turnkey furnished. Pool, hot tub, new A/C.
$619,000. Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800. furnished. Pristine Gulffront complex. $1,100,000. Dave Jones, 778-4800.
$989,000. Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
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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, five TVs-one
56" screen, four DVDs, HD Cable, gourmet kitchen
(stainless, granite, wine cooler) washer/dryer, quality
furnishings, fully equipped and golf cart to cruise the
Island, super location. $1900/week, $7000/month.
Non- smoker. Call (863) 581-3252.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second
floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog
OK. $1,400/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941)
779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1 BR/2BA, fully furnished,
washer and dryer. $595/week or $1,995/month.. Pets
OK. www.gulfdriveapartments.com. (941) 778-1098.
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 (775) 338-9492. otuohy@ prodigy.net.

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
(941) 720-1712.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or
(941) 794-2912.
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: chickenplucker@webtv.net.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach.
One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1 BA with
parking. Available for yearly rental. (614) 517-7147.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished
condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to
beaches. $2,500/month. June through November
2006. (708) 532-2149.
YOU WILL LOVE this Ringling retreat at Lido Beach:
2RR/1 BA modern, fully-furnished duplex of historical
Background in garden setting. Walk to beach and St.
Armands restaurants and popular shopping center,
15-minute bus ride to Main Street, Sarasota. Please
phone (941) 383-0244 or (941) 383-2566. E-mail
kang870@aol.com.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort.
Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $1,130. May-
September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit
425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two
blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes
cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or
$2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club; Available January and
February 2007.2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2006.
Call (813) 781-7562.
NORTH-END FURNISHED beach villas, One or two
bedrooms, 1 BA, with screened porch:.100 steps to
beach. Great views! Starting at $1000/month. (941)
219-1042. twoodsbton @ netzero.com.
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 housekeep-
ing, heated pool and ocean. Just bring your bathing
suit. $900/week. Call (315) 868-2813 (cell).
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA,on canal in Holmes Beach. No
pets. (941) 778-7039.
PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Flor-
ida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced
yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Weekly, monthly
beginning April 1, 2006. (941) 485-1874.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex $1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941)
794-2912.
WESTBAY POINT: 2BR/2BA, beautiful condition,
overlooking canal. Available February, March, April.
$2,600/month. Call (616) 291-5116.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA: Elevated views of Gulf and
bay. $1,100. 2319 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. (941)
778-3875.


UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS ON Palma Sola
Bay. Utilities included. Security deposit of one month's
rent. Studio $700/month; 1BR/1BA $740/month;
2BR/1BA $950/month. Call Jerry, (941) 448-8100.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach. Tile throughout.
Washer and dryer hookups, double carport, large
storage room. Steps to Gulf with view. $1,100/month
plus utilities. First, last and security. (941) 778-3427.
BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1BR/1BA
suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block
from Bridge Street, three-minute walk to beach.
Sleeps four only. No pets. Now taking reservations for
summer. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941)
776-3696, or e-mail bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, one block
to beach, completely remodeled, ground level.
$1,150/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA duplex, near commu-
nity center, ground level. $1,000/month. Call Island
Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home
with carport. Less than one block to beach. Ground
level. $1,100/month. Available March 1, 2006. Call
Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SEASONAL/MONTHLY: LOVELY 3BR/2BA canal
home. Large screened porch, boat dock, garage,
washer/dryer, and tile floors. Nonsmoking. (941)
779-2005.
ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA WITH carport, washer/dryer
hookup, $900/month. 1BR/1BA $700/month. Sea-
sonal Gulffront 1 BR/1 BA. Dolores M. Baker Realty.
(941) 778-7500.
DUE TO LAST minute cancellations, we have one, two,
three and four bedrooms available in February. Please
.contact Tina, (941) 504-9352. AG Casa Marina.
ANNA MARIA: ADORABLE cottage. Steps to beach.
All.utilities, cable, nice yard. No pets. $1,400/month.
Seasonal. (813) 388-0444.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA, beauti-
ful view of Gulf. On the beach, weekly rental. Avail-
able now. (941) 779-2701 or (608) 332-9272.
AVAILABLE NOW: We are now accepting annual and
seasonal leases on select homes at the new Water-
side Club. 2BR homes available from $795/month.
Waterside Club is a 55-plus retirement community six
miles from Anna Maria Island. Make new friends and
join the fun. All community activities and amenities are
available to you. Waterside Club, 3301 Cortez Rd. W.,
Bradenton. Contact Neil Johnson, (941) 756-7068.
1 BR, LARGE APARTMENT. Water view, nonsmok-
ing, no pets. $475/week. (941) 779-0420.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
2spinnakers.com.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
761-0444.
BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Spanish-
style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully furnished,
rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private setting on
cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite. New cabinets,
windows, doors, A/C, ductwork, stainless appliances.
Paver drive/patios. (941) 778-4560. $699,000


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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.
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 sf. Views of Manatee River.
2BR/2BA, pets, 55-plus, five pools. $58,500. (941)
721-4890.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA condo. Fully fur-
nished 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! $1,200,000. (317)
873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.
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.
BEACHFRONT CONDO: 1BR/1BA, new construc-
tion. Designer furnished, spa, pool, excellent loca-
tion hear restaurants,, shopping. Excellent rental.
$529,000. (901) 301-8299, or captko462@aol.com.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

CEDAR KEY GULF views: 2,000 sf. Custom fire-
place, GoBolt wind protection, wood cabinets, many
-other custom features by artisan owners. T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, (941) 773-6581. $795,000.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $599,000. (941) 778-4036. 215 71st St.,
Holmes Beach.
CANALFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, turnkey-fur-
nished, pool, tennis, pets allowed, just unpack and
enjoy Island living. $449,900. Denise Langlois, Cold-
well Banker, (941) 725-4425.

CUSTOM EXECUTIVE HOME: 2709 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/3BA views of Gulf and Tampa Bay
from this beautiful executive home with master bed-
room and spa encompassing entire floor. Waterfall land-
scaped entry. Three-car garage. $950,000. Open house:
noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday; Call (941) 744-6906.
LONGBOAT KEY: Executive home with swimming
pool. Completely updated 4BR/2BA. Located in historic
Longboat Key Village, just two blocks to the beach.
Priced to sell. $775,000. Call (941) 744-6906.
HOLMES BEACH:2908 Avenue C.Wonderful2BR/2BA,
two-car garage. Elevated home. All new baths, hardwood
floors, roof, air conditioning and paint. Wrap-around deck,
porch, steps from.the beach. Only $549,000. Motivated
seller. (941) 779-3724, or call for appointment.


SARASOTA HANDYMAN: 4BR/2BA, 1,100sf. New
roof, electric, outgoing plumbing. Large yard, good
schools. Tenant would stay, $949/month. $215,000.
(941) 954-4312.
BY OWNER: BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA, office/
sleeping loft. 1,575 sf. Deeded parking space under
building. Heated pool. $1,500,000. (847) 494-5748.
A COUNTRY VILLAGE 2BR/2BA end-unit condo.
Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Conveniently
located close to shopping, beaches, restaurants and
hospital. Active 55-plus community with beautiful pool
and clubhouse. Elevator for easy access. Low-cost holi-
day living! $184,900. Ask for Nancy, (941) 722- 8551.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, pool,
$495,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #24. Excalibur Realty
Inc. (941) 792-5566.

BEAUTIFUL ISLANDTOWNHOME: Stepsto the beach!
3BR/2BA with den. Designer upgrades. $599,000. (941)
447-6278. www.Highland-lnvestments.com.

BRADEN RIVERFRONT: 3BR/2BA, one-car garage,
family room, 2 fireplaces, split plan, pool with Jacuzzi,
pool cage. 2,400 sf on .46 acres, upgraded, new tile
throughout, air conditioning and duct work, custom
kitchen. For sale by owner, more details at owners.com/

TPA9932. Call (941) 708-9475. $625,000.

IRREPLACEABLE FULL BAYFRONT view from this
oversized 2BR/2BA condo with thirty-five foot deep
water dock and carport priced to sell. $579,000.
(941) 807-5449.
ANNA MARIA LOT: 75-by-116 on sailboat canal.
$725,000. For details, photos, survey and optional
'house plans, call Sheryl, (610) 247-9496. Visit http:/
/mysite.verizon.net/talbotl/.
BRIGHT AND AIRY 2BR/2BA Gulf-view condo in
four-unit building with heated pool. New kitchen,
screened balcony, washer/dryer, new air-condition-
ing system. Turnkey ready, wonderful home or great
rental. $675,000. (717) 392-4048.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, lot large enough
for land condo. $799,000. Brokers protected. Call
(941) 779-0120.
PERICO ISLAND OWNER: 2BR-plus den/3BA turn-
key townhouse. New tile and carpet, private end
unit with serene water view. Clubhouse, heated
pool, tennis. Rarely on market. Two miles to beach.
$450,000. Information (941) 224-0555.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA north-end home. Gulf,
beaches, bay, piers. $595,000. (941) 778-2934

KEY ROYALE: TASTEFULLY remodeled 3BR/2BA.
Pool. spa, boat dock. Canalfront home. Priced at
$929,000. Call owner direct at (941) 356-1456.
ISLAND SPECIAL! SELLING Island real. estate?
Save big money, Florida Prime Realty LLC offers
sellers commission as low as 1.5 percent! Call (941)
778-1098 or e-mail: floridaprimerealty@gail.com.
DIRECT BEACHFRONT condo for sale: incredible
views completely redone, designer turnkey ready.
Walk out the front door onto the beach. Owner -
financing available. (717) 392-4048.


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4BR/4BA ELEVATED TURNKEY-furnished duplex
with many possibilities. Two short blocks to beach.
Can convert to 1BR/1BA and 3BR/3BA, 2BR/2BA
and 2BR/2BA or 4BR/4BA. $648,500. Call Maria
at Bark & Co. Realty, (941) 778-5900 or cell (863)
559-8559.
ISLAND CONDO: 2BR/2BA. Great view. Cove at
Sandy Pointe. 3601 E. Bay Drive, Unit 205. Holmes
Beach. $375,000. (941) 779-0448.
FOR SALE BY owner: Open during remodeling.
New paint, inside and out. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage
condo in Village Green, 1,800-plus sf on small lake
on quiet street. 6813 Seventh Ave. W., Bradenton.
34209. $299,900. Call Ken, (352) 267-6498, or Lori,
(480) 874-1432.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, 2BR/1BA each
side. Exclusive north end Anna Maria. Build up for
spectacular view. $835,000. (941) 778-7003.
FOUR TRIPLEXES: $1,200,000. $98,000 annual
income. Call (941) 792-5566.
FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island!
Open house 12-2pm Sunday, Feb. 5. 2BR/ 2BA,
one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new windows,
updated baths and more. Two blocks from beach.
$615,000. (941) 778-8677. 406 Bay Palms Drive,
Holmes Beach. wbcaudill@verizon.net.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT: Three duplex
buildings, all feature 2BR/2BA, porch, lanai, garage,
dock and ramp. $799,000 each or package deal
for all three. 8005 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. By
appointment only. (941) 778-9691.
BRAND NEW DETACHED villa: 2BR/2BA, 1,245 sf
under air conditioning, plus 1.5-car garage. Only
$78/month maintenance fee. All ages. Pets OK.
Heated pool. Great location. $235,000. Call Bill,
(941) 518-9300.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: By owner. 2BR/2BA
each side, one lanai, secluded street, steps to
beach and downtown. New appliances and air han-
dlers. Beautiful maintenance-free landscaping. Dog-
friendly fenced yard. $650,000. (941) 778-6219.


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Winter season is
here! Must see the beautiful peaceful mountains of
western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and
investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Log cabin
$89,900. Easy-to-finish cabin on secluded site. Mil-
lion-dollar views available on one to seven-acre par-
cels $29,900-$79,900. Free information available!
(828) 256-1004.
EAST TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTIES: Homes
from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Lakefront lots
from $100,000. Lake-view lots from $35,000.
Call Lakeside Realty, (423) 626-5820 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community:
1.5 acres-plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before
offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts,
90 percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.
MOVE TO TENNESSEE! Looking for lake lots,
lake homes, land, farms, Victorians, investment
or marinas, we have it all at affordable prices.
Executive Choice Real Estate in Tennessee, (865)
717-7775. Charlotte Branson, agent, or visit my
Web site www.executivechoicerealestate.com or
www.charlottebranson.com.
MURPHY, N.C. Aah cool summers, mild winters,
affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call
for free brochure (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty Moun-
tain View Properties, www.exitmurphy.com.
EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale. One
hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Beautifulview.
48 acres. $144,000. $14,400 down, $1,087/month
owner financed. Call Glenn, (850) 545-4928.
GOVERNMENT HOMES! $0 down! Bank reposses-
sions and foreclosures! No credit OK! $0 / low down!
Call for listings (800) 498-8619.
LARGE MOUNTAIN LAND bargains: High eleva-
tion. Adjoins pristine state forest, 20-plus acres
to 350 acres. Sweeping mountain views, streams.
www.liveinwv.com.


NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 10.51 acres
on mountaintop in gated community. View trees,
waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved pri-
vate access, $119,500. Owner (866) 789-8535
www.NC77.com.
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT HOMESITES: One
to six acres from the $40s. Spectacular lake,
mountain and wooded nature sites, newly
released. Just 1-1/2 hours to Nashville. Don't
miss out! Call (866) 339-.4966.
TENNESSEE LAKESIDE RETREATS New gated
community. Incredible lake and mountain views.
One-to five-acre building sites from the $40s.
Lake access, boat ramp, private slips (limited).
Don't miss out. Call (866) 292-5769.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. AREA: Peaceful gated com-
munity. Incredible riverfront and mountain view
homesites. One to eight acres from the $60s.
Custom lodge, hiking trails. Five miles to natural
hot springs. Call (866) 292-5762.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS! Waterfront proper-
ties from $99,900. Lake Guntersville, Ala. Exclu-
sive Goose Pond Island premier bass fishing
destination. One day only land sale! Saturday,
Feb. 11.
Ninety minutes from Atlanta, one hour or less
from Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga. Call
nowfor early appointment! (888) LAKE-SALE,
ext. 914.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA DEEP WATER!
Off-season special, save big! 10 acres, $139,900.
Beautifully wooded, deep boatable water, long
pristine shoreline. Access to ICW, Atlantic,
Sounds. power, phone, perked. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now, (800) 732-6601 ext. 1458.
GEORGIA, BLAIRSVILLE in the north Georgia
mountains. Land, homes, commercial and invest-
ment. "Everything we tQuch turns to sold." Jane
Baer Realty, (706) 745-2261, (800) 820-7829,
www.janebaerrealty.com, janebaer@alltel.net.


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over 1,620 sf of living space to enloy. Steps away from
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offers 3BR/2BA split plan, very open and bright Beautifully
remodeled kitchen and family room overlooking fenced back-
yard that goes on and on. Enjoy outdoor entertaining on won-
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BAYSHORE ON THE LAKE This third Iloor condo offers
2BR/2BA, new carpet, new glass-top range, new refrig-
erator. Located in a park-like setting. Enjoy community
pool and active lifestyle. $129,900. Call Keith Shell, (941)
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ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO 3BR 2BA turnkey. fur-
nilshed .roe block to b,.ai:h Large screened pr:'rch and
pools. $499,000.


WESTBAY COVE SOUTH Dinect b tfiront 2BR 2BA
end unit with e-ceptional '.views. Ornly t Lxwent i.in ts i,
complex. Heated pool and tennis. $535,000.


GULFFRONT T'.,o large 3BR 2BA horrnm o:n thli- large
Gulffrpnt property at the north end of. Anna Maria.
Built in 1970 and maintained in immaculate condition!
$2,950,000.

Mike 51 800-367-617
1^*Norman ^ ~ 941.778-6696
Norman 311O GULFDRIYE

Realty INC HOLMES BEACH.'
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CONTEMPORARY ANNA MARIA HOME
4BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished, beautifully designed
home. Open plan, vaulted ceiling, breakfast bar, eat-in
kitchen. Bamboo flooring, elevator, private setting near
beach. Four-car garage. $1,350,000.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT OCEANA CONDO
3BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished condo on beautiful walk-
ing beach. Open plan, breakfast bar, walk-in closets,
elevator. $1,999,000.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile, breakfast bar, backyard
with pavers, room for pool. Fence, new dock. Direct
access to bay. $899,900.
SECLUDED BIMINI BAY HOME
4BR/3BA with 250 feet of waterfront. Custom kitchen,
ceramic tile. Master suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi,
heated pool, lush landscaping. Two docks, davits, sprin-
lders, well, oversize two-car garage. $1,875,000.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA. Miles of beautiful walking beach. Gulf side
deck and gazebo. Riparian rights. View of Gulf, bay,
Egmont Key and Skyway bridge. $2,650,000.
GULFFRONT HOLMES BEACH CONDO
1BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Turnkey fur-
nished. Sautillo tile. Gorgeous view of the Gulf. Beau-
tiful beach. Excellent rental. $799,900.
KEY ROYALE FAMILY COMPLEX
Two adjacent North Point Harbour homes. Deep
water, community pool, tennis. A. 2BR/2BA. B.
4BR/3BA. Both houses, $2,400,000.
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.
GULFFRONT HOME & GUEST COITAGE
3BR/2.5BA and 1BR/1BA guest house. One of
Anna Maria's finest beaches. Furnished, vaulted ceiling.
French doors, fireplace, garage. $3,650,000.
TRADEWINDS RESORT
1BR/1BA Turnkey-furnished villa. Heated pool, steps
to deeded white sandy beach access. Rental program
in place on-site manager. Small pet. $375,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished condo. Views of Gulf.
Tennis, heated pool, beautiful beach. Excellent rental
with'liberal rental policy. $997,500.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
SBR.'2 BA. Turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $359,900.
LAKESIDE VILLAGE GREEN VILLA
2BR/2BA large, Village Green condo. Lovely view of
lake, beautiful birds. Close to gazebo, pavilion and
pool. Quiet, residential area. $339,900.
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.
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. $729,900.
WONDERFUL WESTBAY COVE
2BR/2BA condo. Bright corner unit. Close to pool.
Ceramic tile;,shutters, glass enclosed lanai. Near bank,
doctors, shopping and restaurants. $369,900.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month

SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779 0202 (800) 732-6434
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Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
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are .i wih caiomi c.iabinry. Evqunitly lridicaped.A
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SAILBOAT WATER (ANAL HOHE with large pool i
in Hlnei Beaih DirtCr deep-walje atc,:' to
- rTajmpa Bay and tih Gulf come wlli th r 3BR/2BA.
two.ar garage home oc a n3ielly Ijnd'iaped lot
S- 99.000. MLS# il923S

BEAUTIFUL GROUND fLOOR DUPLEX (omplerely ',
remodeled inside and onu' Both ounilt hje
2BR/IBA Orly 1 5 blocks to li beach Lc(jared
or, a qduief irel in Holmie Brjeh. $199.000.
MIS# 517201
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40,20 pool. doik. and boa[ lit Enloy the I'land .>
S biice brneeti Irom ihe deck: overlooking poIol and
canal MakIe suor youI ee inside $899.900 4r
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lurniishd unl Ovl,,luok. tnhE prol and 0ardrnl 'i
UI. *. area, grat[ rerijl i couple\. riri weel.ly Pupular ti .
S ndo With girat bea:h, [ennib and pool. 689,000.
ML# 511161


GULF VIEWS FROM THIS IBR/3BA land condo
i, under conntruntorn farurs grarnit counierilepo.
. h '.i mmetal roo[. iranlei iteel appliances $899.000
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AGNER- -REALT Y (941) 778-2246
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Teatired Properties a eek
-.iL,, @^ .oVILLAS AT HOLMES BEACH: ~ ,
( I~- ,t, .-- -; IlNne townhomes being con RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS
s;'Irucled on the Intracoastal. Now available 1 or 2BR units,
S 3.100 sf plus rwo-car garage and
.- ; .. .3.100 st plus ,wocar garage and. bavtront, pool side and other
bonus room Marble and wood views. On-site renlals. Some
_,. floors, gourmet kIlchen and .' -. l.- updated units, phone lor details,
much more. Marketed in con- (941- .78-22466. Priced
junction with RJ Realty. Karen$349.000to$494,000.
S -.Day 1941) 778-2246 #509339
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LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT Key West- RIVER FRONT MOME 4ul .JblA 3,uuu si
style hbme on sailboat water. Boatlih, open home with Upgraded eat-in kitchen, granite
:floor plan, four-car garage, workout room counter tops and island. Living room and
and 30 foot screened balcony..Becky Srnmin dining room.wilh brick fireplace and slun-
-or Elfi Starrett. (941) 778-2246 #520397. ning marble floors. 10,0001b boat Ilf. Richard
#-$.200,000. Horlon.1941) 778-2246, #511969.$995,900.


PANORAMIC VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY Intra-
coastal to Skyway Bridge. 2BR/2BA, one-car
garage'townhouse with fireplace, private dock,
deeded boat ramp, elevator, rooflop sundveck
wift wet bar and hot tlu, pool. Beverly Moore or
JoWarren. (9411778-2246. #518822. $975 000.


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OUTSTANDING BAY VIEWS Well main-
tained 3BR/2BA canaltroni home with terrific
views ol the bay. Open floor plan with 1,716
sf Existing dock, newer seawall. Just steps
to beach. Dave Moynihan. (941) 778-2246.
#520526 $859,000.


GULF TO BAY Situated on.Sarasota Bay -
and across the street froinTthe Gudt. Fully
furnished 3BR/2BA uit: has fabulous waler
views. Open spacious floor plan Healed
pool, deep water docks. Dave Moynihan. -
(941) 778-2246. #516998.$835,000.. .


OUTSTADNGPENTOUSE2-3B6/2BA HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE Enjoy FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Prime end lur-
-'_Pndorami~6ewsi-df arasota Bav. -Enjoy .spectacular Anha Maria Island in this Holmes nished unit offering'spacious floor-plan with
'bieauliful sunseis on tte open balcony. Impec- Beach 3BR/2BA condo built in 2005. Ander- eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, walk-in closets.
.aea condition. rIMany. upgrades. Fantasic son windows, wood -looring and storage. fireplace and two balconies. Dave Moyrnhan.
r -on.annon Persaud. (941j 727-2800. Laurie DellatOtre. (9411 778-2246- 515193. (941) 778-2246. #507333. $656.500.
-- 0.0,'4 ,..$739,900.
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PALMA SOLA SOUND Location! Desirable
area of line nomes. Immaculate,'spacious
home. Pool, family room with fireplace.
Sleps away Irom coastal living. Toni Lupino.
1941) 761-3100. #513970. $489,900.


ISLAND HANDYMAN SPECIALt -Yo0r
chance to own a piece of lheJslahd;'Ato-uih 'O
of TLC will make this adorable b'eachfcotge.''e .
the perfect island get-a-way.A great value or.:
tne prices Gina 8 Peter Ullano/Royal Team. "'
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