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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Gas leak, cleanup,
West Manatee Fire & Rescue
responded to the Cirgo .* as* ratl A. .
Saturday morning on East Bay Drn e .: .
at Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach due .
to a malfunction at the pumps that "
apparently spewed gasoline on thl
drive-up area. The cleanup oper-
ation took some time and traffic "
was rerouted, causing a backup of
vehicles for most of the morning.
Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
back at the station
Chris Sheperd, president of the West
Manatee Firefighters Association a i -
a district lieutenant, flippedflapjac-s
for a morning pancake-and-sausage .. ..f
fundraiser at the West Manatee Fire..
&Rescue Station No. 1 in Holmes t -
Beach, while firefighters responded to
the Citgo station gas leak.
Island Heritage Day is Saturday
Volume 14, No. 17 March 1, 2006 FREE
Pipes won't be
moved after all
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
not to remove and store the pipes currently on Anna
Maria Island used for beach renourishment because of
several factors, not the least of which is.that contractor
Goodloe Marine would have to put back the pipes in a
mere three weeks.
Hunsicker had recently won approval from the
Corps to have Goodloe remove and store the pipes at
beach street ends until the project resumes on April 1,
but encountered difficulties in determining the street-
end boundaries between public and private property.
In addition, Goodloe said it would need three to
four days to remove the pipes, then another three or four
days to reinstall the system.
At the most, said Hunsicker, the Island would enjoy
only about three weeks of "peace and quiet" without the
pipes until graders, bulldozers and trucks would return
to the beach to shatter the tranquility.
Goodloe is scheduled to resume renourishment on
April 1, but has to begin its preparations on March 115.
The present situation, with pipes on the beach and
beach walkovers for public access, is not the best solu-
tion, said Hunsicker, but it doesn't completely disrupt
the beach as would the effort to remove the pipes, then
return in three weeks to repeat the process.
"We don't want to completely disrupt what wehave
now," he added. Keeping the pipes in place for a few
more weeks "is not the best solution, but the better solu-
He regretted that some Island accommodation
owners and beachfront residents would be inconve-
nienced by the pipes staying in place, but that should
be outweighed by the turmoil the trucks and equipment
would cause removing the pipes, then coming back in
three weeks for another few days of contractor activity
that would disrupt the beach.
Hunsicker added that the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection has agreed to extend the
renourishment permit for 60 days until June 1, if Good-
PLEASE SEE PIPES, NEXT PAGE
By Jim Hanson
Complete with the children's and pet parades whose
- popularity are making them a tradition, the Island Heri-
tage Day Saturday, March 4, will be a celebration fit for
It will be a colorful but laid-back festival of music,
arts and crafts, food, and Island folk from the old days
and the present, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Pine Avenue
in Ania Maria City.
The program calls for an opening ceremony at 10
a.m., Tom Benjamin at his keyboard on the front porch
of the historical museum at 11, children's decorated
bike parade at noon, Belle Haven Preservation Band at
1 p.m., pet parade at 2, Jimi Gee and the Swinging Cats
of RM thim at 3.
Pine Avenue from Gulf Drive to Tarpon Street will
be closed to vehicles to make room for the event. The
Anna Maria Historical Society's museum, 402 Pine
Ave., will be open throughout the celebration, with Old
Settlers bread for sale, along with Island history books,
T-shirts, and photos.
Whittlers, quilters, basket weavers, and artists will
demonstrate their art forms, and vendors will offer arts,
crafts, food and refreshments.
Musicians will play all day on the porch of the
museum. Planks engraved with the names of choice will
be sold, to be installed a part of the decking that sur-
rounds the Belle.Haven store.
Youngsters on decorated bicycles will cruise up and
down the avenue, with their parade starting at noon on
Pine. The pet parade will start at the museum at 2 p.m.,
trying to outdo last year's variety of goldfish to turtles
to rabbits, cats and dogs.
Additional information may be obtairied by calling
Only about 20 feet of beach remains infront of the
BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach at high
tide, and any further beach erosion could likely cause
waves to crash against the rocks protecting the estab-
lishment from the Gulf as was the case four years ago
before the last beach renourishment project. The cur-
rent beach renourishment project has yet to reach the
restaurant's location on the beach. Islander Photo:
2-A U MlARCH 1,( 2006 TIHE ISLANDER
Real estate listings soar on Island as prices dip
Island property owners looking to cash in on the
increasing equity in their property have flooded the
Island real estate market since Jan. 1 with "for sale" list-
Since the first of the year, listings have increased
by 46.6 percent, according to the Anna Maria Island
Property and Sales Report for February, climbing from
431 properties offered on Jan. 1 to 632 as of Feb. 13,
the report said.
At the same time more properties are for sale,
Pipes to stay on beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
loe starts operations on April 1, weather permitting. If
Goodloe can't get up to speed by that date, the DEP said
the permit would expire May 1 and the renourishment
project would shut down.
In January, Hunsicker had attempted to get the
Corps to have Goodloe remove the pipes under a
contract provision that the pipes would not inter-
fere with the upcoming turtle nesting season, but
the Corps apparently turned a blind eye to Hun-
Because the emergency renourishment project
is entirely funded by the federal government, Man-
atee County had little say in the project and was
unable to step in at its own expense and remove the
pipes in January after Goodloe halted renourish-
ment in mid-December. The project began at the
Holmes Beach-Anna Maria city limit and moved
south along the beach until halting at 19th Street
North in Bradenton Beach.
Goodloe claimed it didn't want to hurt the tourist
season by working on the beach during the winter
months, but many Island accommodation owners say
leaving the pipes on the beach for three months and not
completing the project has already cost them a good
The project was scheduled for completion in
November, but Goodloe said mechanical problems and
bad weather forced numerous delays.
apparently asking prices have dropped just slightly.
The AMIPSR said the average listing price of a sin-
gle- family residence currently on the market is $1.115
million, down just $17,000 from the $1.132 million
average price reported at the same time last year.
Condominium prices also dipped the past year, fall-
ing from an average listing price of $819,000 in January
2005 to a $799,500 average in January 2006.
The average price of a duplex, however, increased
about 6 percent, climbing from a $1 million average in
January 2005 to a reported $1.06 million average for
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Several people gathered at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum's Belle Haven cottage for an open
house. Historical Society director Sissy Quinn announced plans to make the cottage available to the public
for movie nights, art shows, weddings, poetry or book clubs and other social gatherings. The cottage can
hold 16 people and a donation for the historical society is requested. For more information call 778-0492.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan .
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'Gentleman' gunman strikes in Bradenton Beach
As polite as a man with a gun can possibly be, two
couples out for an evening stroll reported an encounter
with a "gentle-speaking" gunman who took their money
and stealthily disappeared on foot.
Bradenton Beach police were alerted to an armed
robber who approached two couples and demanded
money while they were out walking Friday, Feb. 17.
The first couple was approached just before 10 p.m.
in the 300 block of Gulf Drive South.
Ross Hodel, 62, a visitor from Illinois, and his
female friend noticed a man walking nearby as they
left their con do with a group of friends. According to
Hodel, the suspect approached the pair and stated, "I'm
sorry to bother you, I don't want no one to get hurt. I
got a gun. I want your cash and your jewelry. I don't
want your wallet."
Hodel told police that the man brandished what
appeared to be a black semi-automatic firearm. Hodel
gave the man $40 in cash, and his friend gave the robber
$4. The robber replied, "Sorry to bother you, but I'm in
a bit of a bad spot," and walked away.
He was seen walking south along Gulf Drive and
then eastbound onto Fifth Street South.
Bradenton Beach Officer Roy Joslin arrived on the
scene of the first robbery and brought in backups from
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key police departments
and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to assist in
searching the immediate area for the suspect.
While some officers were setting up the perime-
ter, an officer from Longboat Key was approached by
another couple stating they had just been robbed at gun-
Brad and Sheryl Schleif told the officer they
were walking on Fifth Street South, when they were
approached from behind by a man who stated, "Folks,
can I talk to you? I don't want to hurt you."
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Calling the shots
David Redeker calls the bingo numbers at the weekly gathering of players at the Annie Silver Community
Center in Bradenton Beach. The games begin at 7p.m. Thursday nights. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann
Ann and Sam
Conn., put their
game face on at the
Annie Silver Com-
munity Center where
they have come to
enjoy an evening of
Democratic chair here to discuss party's future
Karen Thurman, who chairs the Florida Democratic
Party.-will discuss "The Future of the Party" at a gather-
ing at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Sandbar restau-
rant, 200 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Also participating in the session will be a number
of candidates for political office, including those who
seek to displace U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris.
This will be a fundraiser for the state Democratic
Party, hosted by the Democratic Women's Club of Man-
atee County. Minimum contribution for the' event is
$40. Checks should be made out to the Manatee Count\
group, and reservations should be made by contacting
Patricia Benson at 758-4610.
Others on the program will be Jan Schneider,
Michael LaFaver and Christine Jennings, congres-
sional candidates; Mrs. Rod Smith, wife of the
candidate for governor, who said he can't attend
due to a scheduling conflict; and Sarah Brown of
Broward County, president of the Florida Demo-
cratic Women's Club.
According to the report, he then brandished a black
semi-automatic and began to chamber the firearm while
standing in front of the couple. He asked them for
money and Schleif asked the robber how much he
The suspect replied "$100."
Schleif gave him $5 and the suspect replied, "I'm
glad I didn't have to hurt you" and walked away.
Shleif's wife then asked the gunman where he was
going, to which he replied, "I'm not telling you."
He was last seen walking westbound on Fifth Street
South and then north on Gulf Drive.
Both couples describe the suspect as a white male,
19-23 years old, 5 feet, 8 or 9 inches tall, approximately
150 pounds, with light colored, short- to medium-length
The suspect was clean shaven, "polite speaking,"
and dressed in a white, fleece-type hooded sweatshirt
with "Nike" written on it. The suspect kept the hood
pulled over his head during the robberies.
Bradenton Beach Police Detective Lenard Diaz
said that anyone with information should call him at
'Save Anna Maria'
The organization that killed a high fixed-span
bridge to the Island, quiet for some years since then,
will be its old dynamic self again if the new president
has her way.
Sheila Hurst was elected to head Save Anna Maria
when Joan Perry declined to run again for the office.
Named with Hurst were Jay Hill as vice president,
Nancy Deal secretary, and Billie Martini treasurer.
Hurst said she plans a series of educational meet-
ings where Islanders can "come and tell us what issues
bother them," so committees can get to work. The meet-
ings will be monthly, she said.
She is appointing several committees to go into sub-
jects of general and specific interest, such as wildlife
on the Island; Australian pines, Brazilian peppers and
other invasive, non-native plant species; red tide; and a
bridge from Perico Island to Manatee Avenue for faster
evacuation in an emergency.
After the organization 10 years ago led the success-
ful battle against a high-rise bridge from the Island to
the mainland, members scattered to other interests, she
said, and SAM "was quiet for awhile."
After living on the Island for 10 years, she left in
2001 -for work in her nati e New York City "where I
spent three miserable \ ear-.." Now% she. isback living in
Holmes Beach and %w working for the nonprofit Manatee
Anna Maria CitI
March 8, 6:45 p.m., eci ironmental education and
enhancement committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
March 1, 2 p.m., city commission work meeting.
March 1, 5 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
March 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Second reading and public hearing on newsrack ordi-
nance, resolution approving 2005-06 budget, Austra-
lian pine removal approval at Sandpiper Resort, consent
agenda and commission reports.
March 7, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive.N.,
March 1, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive;
March 8, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
4-A N MARCH 1, 2006 T THE ISLANDER
And the survey says: More surveys needed
By Rick Catlin
Some disputed pilings installed along
the waterway between 56th Street and
Sunrise Lane in Holmes Beach may or
may not be interfering with navigation
and may or may not be within the city
The issue has put the Holmes Beach
Building Department in such a quandary
that the city commission recently autho-
rized Mayor Carol Whitmore to order an
engineer's survey of that area, along with
a survey of the city limits for the King-
fish Boat Ramp and the south end of the
city where it meets Bradenton Beach.
The pilings in question were installed
by Sunrise Lane resident Lance Spotts,
but no permit was issued, according to
Holmes Beach Building Official Bill
That's because Spotts didn't apply
for a permit and Saunders doesn't know
from the available maps if the city limits
encompass the pilings.
In other words, he doesn't know if
he would even have authority to issue
or deny a permit, and he doesn't know
if he has authority to have the pilings
A letter from acting City Attorney
Ed Conrad to Whitmore says it is Con-
rad's understanding that the pilings were
installed in the waterway adjacent to the
eastern boundary of the Spotts property.
"It is further my understanding that these
pilings are interfering with navigation
between the marina and the bay," contin-
Take my city, please
Holmes Beach will have a professional engineer conduct a survey to determine
exactly where the city's boundary limits are in several areas, including where
it meets Bradenton Beach. A condominium apparently straddles the currently
recognized boundary and some residents pay taxes to both cities. Islander Photo:
Since Saunders is unclear "where
exactly the city's boundaries end," he is
also unclear "where the city's authority
to enforce ordinances over Mr. Spotts'
activities begins," Conrad noted.
He also said he reviewed the 1875
government survey of the area, but was
still "unable to determine exactly where
the city's boundary is in relationship to
the new pilings." He recommended that
the city conduct a professional survey of
the area and contact the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection "to
determine if that agency has jurisdiction
over the installation of these pilings."
Whitmore said she's been in. touch
with the DEP and it is investigating on
that end, while the city proceeds with a
Because of the recent controversy
surrounding which entity has jurisdic-
tion at Kingfish Boat Ramp Holmes
Beach, Manatee County or the Florida
Department of Transportation Whit-
more and the commission agreed to have
the survey include that area.
Pines coming down
Bradenton Beach Mayor John
Chappie and Whitmore have
agreed to share the cost of remov-
ing some Australian pines on Gulf
Drive that straddle the border
between the two cities.
Whitmore said Bradenton
Beach hired a professional pest
control company that has deter-
mined that the trees are infected
with termites and can't be saved.
Every effort was made to save
*the pines, said Whitmore, but the
pest control company said any fur-
ther effort is futile.
But wait. The survey says more.
There's been an ongoing dispute the
past 50 years between Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach over exactly where
the two cities meet on Gulf Drive (State
According to one source, the bound-
ary is actually a few feet north of where
the present city limit signs are and the
current boundary divides a condominium
complex between 'the two cities. Res-
idents of that complex reportedly pay
taxes to both cities.
"We just felt it was time to clear the
air on all these boundary issues," said
If the Sunset survey shows that Spotts'
pilings are actually within the city limits,
Whitmore said she would refer the issue to
city staff for further action.
The Palma Sola Scenic Highway
Corridor Management Entity will host a
Palma Sola Scenic Highway sign dedica-
tion ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
This event will commemorate the
installation of the official Florida Scenic
Highway signs designating the Palma
Sola Causeway as one of 14 scenic high-
ways in Florida.
The ceremony will be at the scenic
Applications for scholarships to be
awarded in July are being accepted
now by the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers, Island-based philanthropic organi-
The scholarships in 2005 ranged
up to $3,000, but the amounts and the
number of awards this year won't be
calculated until the Privateers' fundrais-
ing efforts are completed. Seven were
awarded last year for a total of $10,000.
Applications are due in Privateers'
hands by May 1. The forms may be
Obtained at the guidance offices of
Manatee and Baysihore high .schools,
-or from Privateer Liz Christie-Cline at
highway sign located on the north of the
causeway, east of the picnic pavilions.
The Palma Sola Scenic Highway
extends between 75th Street in Bra-
denton and East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach. The corridor was officially des-
ignated in 2005.
The CME has already initiated sev-
eral enhancements to the causeway,
including extensive planting of native
landscaping, painted trash receptacles,
and receipt of state and national grant
funds for future improvements, includ-
ing new rest rooms and construction of a
small boat ramp.
The Scenic Highway Program was
created by the Florida Legislature to
increase awareness of our state's his-
torical and intrinsic resources cul-
tural, historical, archeological, recre-
ational, natural and scenic. The Palma
Sola Causeway embodies all of these
aspects, said a spokesperson.
The dedication program will include
comments from Andrew Nicols, rep-
resenting the Scenic Highways Pro-
gram; Michael Howe, executive director,
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization; and officials from Manatee
County, Bradenton and Holmes Beach.
The general public is invited to
attend. Florida Scenic Highway items
such as Frisbees, bubble pens, jar open-
ers and playing cards will be given
For more information contact CME
member and event chair, Kathleen King
Maureen Hirthler a Holmes Beach resident, displayed many of the items she
grows in her garden, including orchids and vegetables even loofah sponges!
Hirthler was a guest speaker at the February parks and beautification committee's
seminar on the environmental impacts on our waters from use offertilizers.
Hirthler described how she manages an environmentally friendly garden and
produces a bounty offresh vegetables and beautifulflowering plants. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
THE ISLANDER M MARCH 1, 2006 M A-5
River cleanup Saturday, ours later
The annual Great American Cleanup will be
launched Saturday, March 4, on the upper Manatee
River, with Bradenton to follow the next weekend and
the Anna Maria/Cortez edition with the county drive in
The Manatee River event will be from 9 a.m. to
noon, cleaning trash from the Christian Retreat to the
Lake Manatee dam. Volunteers with boats are needed
for cleanup and transportation. Cleanup volunteers are
to meet at 9 a.m. at Ray's Canoe Hideaway, 1247 Hagle
The following Saturday, March 11, volunteers will
continue the Bradenton beautification campaign, and
they should call Bradenton Front Porch Florida at
747-8054 or Keep Manatee Beautiful at 795-8272 for
Another part of the March 11 campaign will be
curbside pickup that day. City residents are to clean up
WAVES work party
scheduled March 4
The Bradenton Beach Waterfronts: Accessible,
Viable, Ecological, Sustainable Committee is holding
a volunteer work party at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 4, to
plant a rain garden at city hall in Bradenton Beach.
The work party will begin at 9 a.m. at 107 Gulf
Drive N. Volunteers are urged to bring sun protection
and work gloves. Refreshments will be provided.
Further information is available by calling
778-1005, ext. 227.
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their neighborhood roadsides and vacant lots. The city Road.
will provide residential pickup for yard waste, trash and Bradenton Beach, BeachHouse Restaurant parking
tires where such items are left at curbside by noon. Call lot, 200 Gulf Drive N.
Ricardo Ramos at 708-6340 for details. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Saturday, April 22, will see the countywide cleanup, Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp at the Island
including Anna Maria Island, Cortez and Palma Sola end of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee
Causeway from 9 a.m. to noon, with a countywide Avenue.
multicultural picnic from noon to 3 p.m. at Palmetto's Palma Sola Causeway, pavilions on the north side
Sutton Park, 10th Avenue and Seventh Street West. of the road.
Volunteer check-in points for the April 22 cleanup Additional details may be obtained by calling
are: the cleanup's sponsor, Keep Manatee Beautiful, at
Cortez, FISH Preserve, entrance at 11601 Cortez 795-8272.
Rhea Chiles joins push for funding
Rhea Chiles, former first lady of Florida and chair
of the Lawton Chiles Foundation, made official her sup-
port for greater funding for a program her late husband
She gave her backing to efforts by State Sen. Burt
Saunders to boost spending to nearly $58 million a year
for the youth-oriented anti-smoking campaign created
in 1998 while Lawton Chiles was governor.'
Saunders, who chairs the health and human services
appropriations subcommittee in the Florida Legislature,
also proposes that the program include an advertising
"I am confident," said Rhea Chiles, "that increased
funding would result in a significant drop in youth
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"This program was one of the most successful in
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The funding would come from the $360 million the
state gets each year from the 1997 settlement of a law-
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6-A N MARCH 1. 2006 M THE ISLANDER
Rooster tale to tell
Some weeks on Anna Maria Island, the antics of
folks and politics get a little zany. This was one of those
We knew something was "UP" when we got the
weekend call for "help" from Bradenton Beach: "There's
a rooster running around on Bridge Street! Who can we
Pelican Man? Nah? The caller had already tried that
and there was no one manning the phone.
Wildlife Rescue? Wildlife Rehab? Bradenton Beach
"Who ya gonna call?"
The image of a rooster roaming Bridge Street, with
folks from the drinking and dining establishments chasing
it around, joined by the cops and some other well-meaning
folks and the wildlife crews well, you get the picture.
And for what? Did the rooster need rescuing? Where
did it come from? How'd it get there? There aren't really
a lot of farm animals on Anna Maria Island, and certainly
no chicken coops we know of ... so what to do?
Then it struck us. It likely escaped from Key West -
the southernmost city in the United States. They're trying
to unload their overburgeoning chicken population and
this rooster may have been looking for greener pastures
(so to speak). He might have tired of ruling the roost at
Blue Heaven, the popular breakfast eatery where chicks
and chickens share the outdoor dining area with custom-
ers, who dine on, of all things, EGGS!
Suspecting the worst for his kind, this rooster may
have hitched to Anna Maria Island with some unsuspect-
ing tourists by hovering under the engine.
It was reminiscent almost of the peacocks that
used to roam the Island back in the 1970s, before they
were banished to Longboat Key. They were the symbol of
our elementary school until none of the changing popula-
tion of kids knew of them.
But, alas, this rooster won't be populating our Island.
He was finally captured by a woman who apparently led
the chase on Bridge Street with a cardboard box for about
an hour before she managed to drop it on the unsuspecting
And thank goodness for Gail Straight of Wildlife
Rehabilitation Inc. in Bradenton Beach, who came and
took this wild little cockerel to her place, at least until his
fate is determined.
Do you think he'll crow.in the mornings? If so, he
could replace the bell tower for wake-up calls in the south-
ern-most city on Anna Maria Island.
Or maybe you know someone heading to Key West
who wouldn't mind a little company?
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SLICK By Egan
We live by the Holmes Beach City Hall and its park.
Our question is why did the city build a basketball court
We have no children living,in our neighborhood.
With high taxes and insurance, families no longer live-
here. Minorities love to play basketball but they can't
afford to live here either. Senior citizens don't play bas-
This expenditure indicates how the city commission
squanders tax money without public opinion.
Stephen Evans, Holmes Beach
Penny sale thanks.
The Sandpiper Resort's Women's Club would like
to extend a warm "thank you" to all the merchants that
made generous donations to our annual penny sale ben-
efiting the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
It was a huge success and we were able to meet
one of the recipients of the Privateers' scholarship fund.
Again, thank you for your continued support.
Theresa Kunje, Bradenton Beach
Not right, though
In your editorial regarding possible locations of the
Florida Gulf Coast Marine Museum (Feb. 8), a passing
comment is made about displacing residents of Cortez
While these residents are tenants, not landowners,
their forced removal is easier than eminent domain tac-
tics, but harsh nevertheless. Being uprooted against your
will is never an appealing option.
What if the remaining residents were grandfa-
thered-in and made a part of the museum? Few things
say Florida like a mobile home park. And perhaps those
folks would become docents for the museum.
The idea of moving these people for the sake of
progress is downright American. But that doesn't make
David Reid, Bradenton and Hollywood, Calif.
The Manatee County Commissioners are to be con-
gratulated for unanimously voting against the purchase
of the Cortez Seafood restaurant. It took guts. They rec-
ognized one of the major problems with the bad deal -
money. A lot of money to buy it in the first place, nX which
could be betterused elsewhere, and a bottomless:money
pit to keep it going.
Pieces of this place fly off or fall in the water
in wind storms as it is badly deteriating and in
an exposed position. There are many other issues
- traffic, roads, narrow bridges, safety etc. The
Seafood Shack area is residential and has its own
character. The few people who instigated this bad.
deal haven't really taken any of this into serious
The Cortez School House, which is an historical
building, was recently purchased for among other rea-.
sons, a Cortez Maritime Museum. Renovation has not
been completed. The land around the school offers
room for unlimited expansion in the FISH preserve and
has all kinds of truely historic maritime possibilities in
the adjacent historic district.
The Seafood Shack is a bad idea and we should
look elsewhere for a more suitable and reasonable solu-
tion both monetarily and in keeping with the theme that
at one time Cortez was a small, unique fishing village
of transit fisherman and a dozen or so permanent fami-
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 1, 2006 E A-7
By Diana Bogan
The Islander newspaper will be furnishing Anna
Maria Elementary School with new shelving to make
distribution of the Island newspapers more efficient and
Islander Publisher Bonner Joy met with AME
Principal Kathy Hayes, School Advisory Committee
Chair Michael Pierce, AME Media Specialist Lynn
McDonough and Parent-Teacher Organization President
Lynda Hicks after concerns were raised by Pierce that
the newspapers were being left outdoors, causing undue
It was not until the staff and students made the
transition from an outdoor to an indoor environment
did it become apparent that a new distribution system
would be needed to ensure all students have access to
the weekly editions of The Islander and school news.
In the past, the paper was retrieved by fifth-grade
students, who counted out and delivered enough copies
for every student in every classroom. This could be
accomplished in the breezeway where the bundles of
papers were left, but with students indoors, Hayes said
there isn't room for students to count out the papers.
In addition, because the paper is delivered prior to
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club
was escorted by Anna Maria Elementary
School Guidance Counselor Cindi Har-
rison and a few fifth-graders for a tour
of the new building. Third-grade teacher
Karen Newhall invited the group to see
her new classroom and speak with stu-
dents about the transition. Many students
report they like being on the second floor,
in a classroom that will overlook a land-
scaped front lawn once demolition of the
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school hours, the papers have been sitting in front of the
cafeteria doors, exposed to the elements.
Joy has been providing AME with free newspapers
since November 1992 with the intent that it be distrib-
uted to each student as their personal copy. She said it
was hoped that teachers could utilize it as a resource for
students to learn about the Island community and grow
up reading the news.
She also noted that AME is unique in having a
reporter dedicated to covering its news, activities and
student achievements in the county, and maybe in the
state. "One of the most rewarding experiences early
in my career was seeing an Island student show and
discuss stories and photos in The Islander with his
mother," Joy added.
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to the newspaper, even though teachers may not neces-
sarily utilize the paper in their lesson plans each week.
Joy agreed to furnish the school with attractive shelv-
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In the Feb. 29, 1996, issue of The Islander,
The expected reopening of the Cortez Bridge
was delayed another two weeks by the Florida
Department of Transportation after several days
of nightly fog forced workers to halt operations
Several Bradenton Beach residents called for
the resignation of Mayor Leroy Arnold after he
admitted that he had called a female city staff
member a homosexual.
The new owners of the Anchorage restaurant
in Anna Maria appeared before the city commission
to ask for help in overcoming a city ordinance that
requires any establishment selling alcoholic bever-
ages to be at least 2,500 feet from any church.
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Anna Maria Island reality: Teen drug use
By Rick Catlin
It's not something the Island likes to brag about,
and you won't find it mentioned in any tourism bro-
In the evenings, even on school nights, she'll hang
out with her friends at the Manatee Public Beach, walk
Gulf Drive with those same friends, or go to another
friend's house whose parents aren't home.
There, she and her friends will drink some beer or
other alcohol that an older friend has brought or smoke
marijuana. On occasion, she'll engage in sexual activi-
ties. She could be as young as 12 years old.
At the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly said she's had teen-
age girls in the center's counseling program admit to
using drugs and alcohol and having sex, including one
who was just a 12-year-old.
Kelly should know. She's been overseeing the teen
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and pre-teen counseling service at the Center since
Since the program started, Kelly has observed
Island teenagers using and abusing drugs and alcohol
every year. Some years seem worse than others, but the
problem never disappears, she said.
Of the 72 teenagers currently in the counseling pro-
gram, about 15 have admitted to counselors that they've
used drugs and alcohol. "They almost brag about it,
while the others won't admit that they've used," said
Agreed, added counselor Pam Dale. "I'd say it's
more like 50 percent of the kids (in the program) have
The Center has nearly 300 teenagers and pre-teens
that use its facilities and Dale said it's likely other teens
not in the counseling program have used drugs or alco-
According to Kelly, the kids say they all have older
friends who provide them marijuana or alcohol. If they
don't have an older friend, many of the kids say they get
their booze or marijuana from their parent or parents.
Half of the teenagers in the counseling program live
with either a single parent or grandparent, said Kelly. In
some cases, the parent or both parents work evenings,
so the teenager is left unsupervised at critical hours.
"There are a lot of kids on this Island that don't
have anyone to look after them during the afternoon or
evening," said Kelly. "That's why you can go down Gulf
Drive at 9 p.m. on a school night and see groups of kids
walking down the road or just hanging out. There's no
one home supervising them."
That's not to say that teen drug use is something
new to the Island.
"Drugs have been a problem with teenagers on the
Island since I started here 17 years ago, and I'm sure it
goes back further. Some years, it's worse than others,
but the counseling program has had some successes,"
Every year, two or three former drug users will "get
their act together" and start studying in school and give
up their former lifestyle. "They become our success sto-
ries, but it's real hard for them to resist the peer pressure
from the other kids," observed Kelly.
The few success stories often seem outweighed by
the many. troubled teens who use the Center's counsel-
ing services, she said. The Center provides a safe haven
for these "at-risk" teenagers.
"They come here because they know they'll feel
valued here," said Kelly. "We listen to their problems.
Here, they will talk about their problems and they're
not doing drugs, alcohol or engaging in sexual activities
here. Away from here, many are poor students who just
want to drop out of school and hang out.
"These are not bad kids," said Kelly, noting the
majority of teens who use the Center don't have drug
and alcohol problems. "But in many cases, the ones
we see in counseling are just neglected or without a
father figure at home. Many have no self-esteem and
their problems cross all social barriers.
"It's not just one group of kids doing drugs," she
added. Kids from some rich families have serious prob-
lems with drugs, while some kids from a poor family
have no problems at all, she observed. At-risk behavior
has no specific profile, she concluded.
And every year, said Kelly, it seems some of the
teenagers who are in counseling will be involved in an
automobile accident where alcohol was involved, often
with tragic results.-
"Each year, it seems we hear about one or two of
our kids who was killed in a car accident. It's just a
shame," Kelly said.
And every year, about 50 Island teenagers will be
arrested for possession of illegal drugs. In 2004, a total
of 49 juveniles were arrested by the three Island law
enforcement jurisdictions on various drug charges, said
Kelly. The arrest figures for 2005 have not yet been
compiled, she said, but they are likely to be about the
same, if not higher.
True, said a local law enforcement officer. The
number of Island teenagers arrested for drug possession
is just about the same every year, he said. The problem
doesn't seem to get worse, but it also doesn't go away.
"And those are just the ones who get caught," added
But the Center can only do so much.
With Florida Department of Counseling and Family
Affairs restrictions that prohibit teenagers, pre-teens,
youngsters and adults from mixing events at the same
time without separate rooms and enough floor space,
the Center can't schedule programs for everyone at the
"That's why we're expanding the facility," said
Those plans include a performing arts center, a
culinary center, computer room, technical room, game
room, library and more counseling rooms.
The enlarged facility will allow the Center to oper-
ate youth, teenager and adult programs at the same time,
but in different rooms within the Center. The Center has
raised $2 milliorr of the $3 million needed for expan-
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 1. 2006 0 A-9
Two Island cities progressing on consolidation
By Rick Catlin
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie and Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore are moving ahead with
gathering information-on consolidation of the two
Following the lead from the results of a non-binding
referendum on consolidation in both Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach in the November elections, Chappie
and.Whitmore held a conference call last week with
Harry Hayes of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson
Institute of Government.
"It's still early in the process," said Whitmore, "but
we had a long talk with Hayes and his staff. They've
done a number of consolidations in Georgia, Kentucky
and throughout the south. He took some information
from us and said he'd send us back a proposal along
with costs on 'information gathering' for consolidation.
So, we're progressing."
The Islander newspaper asked Hayes for advice on
consolidation of the three Island cities in 2005, and
reported the results in September. Hayes was asked then
by The Islander to review the budgets of all three Island
cities for areas of potential savings through consolida-
Based on that preliminary study of the budgets,
Hayes concluded that Bradenton Beach gets the most
revenue per capital from its residents and also spends the
most, despite having the lowest population.
Hayes told The Islande;r "The materials we
reviewed gave us a sufficient picture to conclude that
the issue of tri-city consolidation may be worth further
Whitmore said Hayes could not give a date when
his proposal will be submitted to the two cities, but once
that's received, Whitmore said she and Chappie will go
to their respective commissions to discuss the proposal
and associated costs.
According to Whitmore, Hayes' proposal is to
determine how the two cities could consolidate and how
much money taxpayers would save living in one city.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has been attending the
Whitmore/Chappie consolidation meetings strictly as
an observer because that city commission declined to
even put the non-binding referendum on the November
Sunshine Law violation?
At the Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing Feb. 15, Holmes Beach City Commission
Rich Bohnenberger questioned the legality of the
three mayors meeting in closed session, saying he
thought the meetings should be in the "sunshine"
in accordance with Florida's Government-in-the-
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
responded that anyone, including Bohnenberger,
could attend the meetings, but the meetings did
not violate the Sunshine Law as the respective
mayors do not sit on the same elected board.
That was also the opinion of Holmes Beach
City Attorney Patricia Petruff, according to Whit-
"She said I could meet with anyone since I
don't have a vote on the commission," said Whit-
more. "Rich is certainly welcome to attend any of
our meetings on consolidation."
Board says clean up eyesore home
By Rick Catlin
Owners of an Anna Maria home that has been a
visual eyesore for a number of years were given until
March 29 by the code enforcement board to clean up the
property or face a fine of up to $250 a day for continued
The board heard testimony at its Feb. 13 meeting
from code enforcement officer.Gerry Rathvon that the
property at 237 Chilson has had "ongoing" violations
for several years.
Among the current violations are unlicensed and
abandoned vehicles in the yard, a non-working pool,
PVC pipes, mulch bags and plywood stored outside the
home and an outside shed that encroaches on the set-
The violations were first noticed in November after
a complaint was filed and Rathvon inspected the prop-
erty, she said. While there has been "some improve-
ment" in the condition of the property since November,
a number of violations still exist, she added.
Rathvon said she and several other city residents
voluntarily went to the property last year and mowed
the grass and picked up the yard to "assist the hom-
eowners," but the violations have returned.
But Robert Louloudes, the grandson of the owners,
said it's not easy being the sole support and caretaker
of his grandparents.
Louloudes, who has lived at the property for
14 years with his grandparents, said he recently
broke his leg playing semi-professional football,
his grandfather has Alzheimer's, his father has dia-
betes and can't work, his grandmother recently had
a stroke and he's the only household member able
He said his work schedule and recent injury have
prevented him from cleaning up the property and as-the
only income earner in the household, there's not enough
money to hire outside help.
"I'm embarrassed by the house," he said, "but I
really have no excuse. I'm just not making the money
The board found the owners were in violation of
various city codes, but gj\ e Louloudes until March 29
to come into compliance with the noted violations.
After that, the board could impose a fine of up to
$250 a day against the property if the violations are not
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Anna Maria 'good old days' return almost
By Rick Catlin
In a scene reminiscent of the "good old days" in
, Anna Maria, when city commission meetings often
degenerated into name-calling and spitting contests, not
to mention past-midnight marathon sessions, Mayor
SueLynn and city commissioners got into-a spat at the
commission's Feb. 23 meeting over the separation of
legislative (commission) and administrative (mayor)
Well, almost a good spat.
The battle developed over procedures for the
recently passed $1 million line of credit the city will use
to fund stormwater drainage and road projects.
Commission Chairperson John Quam and Commis-
sioner Dale Woodland argued for a resolution establish-
ing procedures that the city will utilize for all aspects
of the loan, including balance, payments, bid process,
draws and interest, and keep the commission informed
Sorry, replied SueLynn, but the commission is over-
Sstepping the boundary between legislative and admin-
istrative duties with such a resolution. Doesn't the com-
mission trust the city staff and herself?
"With all due respect, I believe the commission is
crossing the line and showing a lack of trust in myself
and staff. The procedures are redundant," she said.
The mayor said the line of credit would operate
similar to how the city prepares the budget. There are no
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established procedures in the city charter for the budget,
but it gets done every year in the same fashion and the
commission is informed throughout the process.
"My issue," the mayor told Quam and Woodland,
"is that your procedures already exist. There's no reason
to suggest these won't be done. You are crossing the line
and it feels like micro-management."
Maybe, replied Quam, but the procedures are still
not written down. "I'm looking for a formal procedure.
I need something final," he said.
"But we're already doing that," replied SueLynn.
"Then where is it?" countered Quam, suggesting
that a new administration might change the "proce-
"I do feel this is administrative," he added, but the
procedures just need to be developed by the commission
for future city leaders to follow.
Agreed, said Woodland. "We need to have our
hands on this for the life of the line of credit."
Woodland's proposal was that information on the
current state of any line of credit be funneled regularly
to the commission, while Quam was more interested in
guidelines to ensure successive administrations follow
"But you're both talking about what we'd be doing
anyway," responded SueLynn.
Maybe, but commissioners eventually approved
- without dissent a resolution combining Quam's-
guidelines and Woodland's record-keeping as city pro-
cedures for the line of credit, a decision reluctantly
accepted by the mayor without a major cat-fight.
"It's just what we're already doing," she said with
County gas tax increase
But the mayor and commission weren't at odds on
every issue at the meeting.
Neither side could support a request from Manatee
County for a commission resolution in support of the
county's proposed gas tax increase from 1 to 5 cents
per gallon to finance more road improvements in the
county. The current county gas tax is 4 cents per gallon,
a figure that has not been increased since 1985.
SueLynn said county officials have said Anna
Maria's share of any new gas tax would be about
$25,000 per year.
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Commissioner Duke Miller led the charge against
any support, noting that 3 percent of the county popula-
tion (Anna Maria Island) provides 20 percent of the ad
valorem tax revenue, but doesn't get the same return.
The vast majority of tax revenues go to support Lake-
wood Ranch development and infrastructure.
"When the county considers giving us the same
proportion of return as we pay in ad valorem taxes, then
I'll consider supporting the increase," he said.
Woodland suggested the commission pass its own
resolution against the county resolution.
In the end, the county's request died for lack of a
motion from any of the five commissioners.
A suggestion to have City Planner Alan Garrett look
into an ordinance regulating the storage of trailers on
private property was defeated by a 3-2 vote.
Miller said the city needs to control the front-yard
storage of trailers, including RVs and boat and travel
trailers and personal on demand storage units called
Both he and Quam said they'd received calls com-
plaining about the long-term storage use of trailers such
as PODS, but Building Official Kevin Donohue said no
code enforcement complaint has been filed. He noted
that the current code does not regulate trailers on private
property unless they are in the right of way or used as
There's no language in the code prohibiting a stor-
age trailer on private property, he said.
Miller said he didn't think the ordinance covered
PODS, but could not gain a majority of commissioners
to proceed with an ordinance.
SueLynn said planning and zoning board chairman
Chris Collins has resigned for health reasons and vice
chairman Doug Copeland will assume the chairman-
ship. She also said she'll ask the commission in the near
future to reduce the P&Z board size from seven to five
members and request that the city use an outside mag-
istrate for administrative hearings.
Additionally, the mayor said there are two openings
on the environmental education and enhancement com-.
mittee and she's looking for volunteers.
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Rev. King new
Harvey Church pastor
By Jim Hanson
After two months of rotating pastors, Harvey
Memorial Community Church is filling its pulpit on a
permanent basis with the Rev. Stephen King.
Fittingly, he.will begin his incumbency by being the
last rotating pastor. He was here Sunday, Feb. 26, and
officially starts.his service as pastor Sunday.
He and the church are inviting the community to
attend the service and meet the new pastor. The church
is at 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach.
The rotation of visiting ministers began with the
departure the first of January of the Rev. Bill Grossman,
who was all set to retire when he received an offer he
couldn't refuse. He is now senior of four ministers of
the 1,800-member DeWitt Community Church at Syra-
Rev. King grew up in Tampa and graduated from
the University of South Florida, then from Vanderbilt
Divinity School with a master's degree in 1983.
He spent 24 years as pastor of two United Meth-
odist churches, but left the denomination upon being
divorced two years ago. From then until now he has
been working with Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa
and developing his own consulting business.
Now, he said, "I'll get back to doing what I love,
preaching the word of God and leading a church."
He lives in Palm Harbor, where his children also
live, and at least for awhile plans to commute to Anna
Maria Island weekends and come here other times as
"I'm really looking forward to being with a good
church and working with its fine people," he said. .
St. Bernard priest on long detour
The Rev. Tomasj Ochez, newly assigned as assistant
pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach,
remains in his native Poland on his way to the Island.
He was assigned here early in the year but hadn't
been officially seated before family problems in Poland
summoned him home. He is expected to come to
the Island when the troubles there are over, a church
Ochez (pronounced Ohay), 35, immigrated to the
United States about 14 years ago, said the spokesperson,
ard attended the Venice Diocese seminary before being
ordained in the diocese.
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Religious art exhibit,
The third annual exhibit of religious art and
artifacts will be Friday, March 3, but there is plenty
of time for anyone with suitable items to get into
It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The event is free of charge, sponsored by All
Island Denominations organization of the Island's
"The show and reception have been well
received, and especially appropriate for the early
Easter season," said Trudy Horigan of AID.
Islanders are being urged to look through their col-
lections of art, jewelry, artifacts etc., and bring any-
thing of religious nature to the show. That includes items
exhibited previously, Horigan said.
They should bring them to the church hall and
arrange their displays by 5 p.m. and take them
home after the exhibit is over. Tables will be pro-
Additional information may be obtained by
calling the church at 778-1638 or Horigan at
'King of Blarney' at St. Bernard
Hal Roach has been called the King of Blarney and
Ambassador of Mirth, among other things, but March
15 he will be the headliner at St. Bernard Catholic
Church's "Night of Laughter and Fun" and funds.
It will be a fundraiser for the church, said a spokes-
person, and the public is "most welcome." Tickets are
$30 for the evening in the church's activities hall, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. They are available at
the church office or by calling 778-4769 or 792-5983.
The party starts at 7 p.m.
Roach "must have a long-standing love affair with the
Blarney stone," wrote a London newspaper. A paper in
Africa said he was "the cleanest comedian ever to play
Capetown: Four stars." Australia: "In a brogue as thick as
an Irish stew, Hal Roach (is) Ireland's greatest comedian."
Miami Herald: "The Bob Hope of Ireland." Los Angeles
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Ruth I. DuBois, 92, of Ellenton and formerly of
Bradenton Beach and Jackson, Mich., died Feb. 22.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Memorial contribu- "
tions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative
Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Mansion
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She is survived by sons George of Ellenton and
Gibson of Williston; daughters Mary Jo Grimes of
Jackson and Cheri Anderson of Great Mills, Md.; and
many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-
Islamic leader to address
Ahmed Bedier, Islamic leader and spokesman for
Muslims around Tampa Bay, will be the speaker when
Inquiring Minds meets Tuesday, March 7.
The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Inquiring Minds developed through All Island Denomi-
nations, the organization of Island churches.
Bedier will speak on "The Religion of Islam -
What Is It Really?" He is the Central Florida director of
the Council on American-Islamic Relations, established
in 1994 to "promote an accurate image of Islam and
Muslims in America."
CAIR has grown to the largest Muslim civil rights
and advocacy group in the United States, said a spokes-
person. Bedier lectures on Islam, media relations, civil
rights, hate crimes and the Middle East.
Since 9/11 he has emerged as a spokesman for the
Tampa Bay and Florida Muslim community, said the
spokesperson. He was selected last year by the Tampa
Tribune as one of the top 25 people to watch in 2006.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-4579.
Editor to address writers group
Alan Bourne, former editor of the giant publishing
house McGraw-Hill, will speak at a meeting of the Gulf
Coast Writers organization Monday, March 6.
Bourne, who also was an editor for the American.
Automobile Association, will be the main program
when the writers meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are
available at 761-9036.
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Wednesday, March 1
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information:
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Many Faces, One Story" Manatee
Heritage Days exhibition at Family Heritage House Museum,
Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
1 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meeting
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent support group meets at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Babysitting fee applies.
Thursday, March 2
Noon St. Bernard Guild Fashion Show at 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee
3 to 5 p.m. Saltwater fishing six-week course begins
at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
5 p.m.- Have a "Rotten" dinner with your kids and meet
other families in an informal gathering at Rotten Ralph's Res-.
taurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
7 p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center,
23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information:
8 p.m. Manatee Community College Jazz Ensemble
performance at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.
Friday, March 3
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
5 to 7 p.m. Religious Art and Artifacts exhibit and
reception at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1716..
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artists reception for the student
exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
6 to 9:30 p.m. Art Walk in the Village of the Arts, Ninth
Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.
6 to 10 p.m. "Movie and a Martini" featuring the film
"Frida" at the corner of 12th Street West and 11th Avenue
West in the .Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Information:
6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for "Shalom de Cuba:
Lives of Cuban Jews" photo exhibit by Beth-Reynolds at Man-
atee Community College fine art gallery, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 752-5225.
8 to 11 p.m. "Gotta Dance" featuring the DreamClas-
sics at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. CANCELED.
Saturday, March 4
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10 a.m. to 3 p.m.-The Great Manatee History Mystery
Tour at Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave.
E., Bradenton. Information: 749-7165.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Longboat Key Home and Garden
Tour, various locations. Information: 383-8030. Fee applies.
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.- Heritage Day featuring a bike parade
at noon and a pet parade at 2 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
11 a.m. to,4 p.m. Art Walk in the Village of the Arts,
Ninth Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food for Life cooking class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Sunday, March 5
7:30 a.m. Run for the Turtles fun run or walk at Siesta
Key Public Beach. Information: 388-4331.
3 p.m. Karen Thurman, chairperson of the Florida
Democratic Party, will speak at the Sandbar restaurant,
100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 758-4610. Fee
4 p.m. Musicians Out of the Box concert at First United
Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
5:30 p.m. Jazz Connection performance under the
stars at Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St.W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Monday, March 6
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest
Alan Bourne, former McGraw-Hill editor, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
4 and 7 p.m. "Mote Science Divines the Comedy of
Charlotte Harbor" lecture presentation by Ernest Estevez at
Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sara-
sota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.
4:15 to 6:30 p.m. Historic tour of Manatee Settlement,
Indian Springs Park, 14th Street West and Second Avenue
East, Bradenton. Information: 746-2035.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pickle-ball demonstration at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Tuesday, March 7
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Questions about Medicare Part D
enrollment answered by Michael Vejins at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
4 to 6 p.m. Inquiring Minds group presents "The Reli-
gion of Islam: What is it really?" with guest Ahmed Bedier
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes.
Beach. Information: 778-1813.
Wednesday, March 8
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -Terra Ceia Village RV Resort craft fair
at 9309 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information: 723-2425.
Noon Minnesota Club luncheon at the Bradenton Elks
Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3573.
"The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American land-
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A blood drive will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
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Donors will receive a T-shirt and wellness checkup.
It is open to anyone over 18 years of age, with ID
required. Details are available at 778-1908.
St.W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131.
"Many Faces, One Story" Manatee Heritage Days exhi-
bition at Family Heritage House Museum, Manatee Commu-
nity College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through March 30.
"Shalom de Cuba: Lives of Cuban Jews" photo exhibit
by Beth Reynolds at Manatee Community College fine art gal-
lery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through April 6. Information: c-
Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium
Walking tour of Palmetto March 9.
Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Pickle-ball demonstration at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center March 9.
Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center March 10.
Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel
Performing Arts Center, Bradenton, March 10.
Art Fest in Cortez Village March 10-11.
Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library March 10-11.
Celebrate Longboat Key at the Longboat Key Club
Flea market at Harvey Memorial Community Church
Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at
Coquina Beach March 11.
Spring Hobby and Craft Fair at Gulfshore of Longboat --
Key March 11.
57th Anniversary Celebration at DeSoto National
Memorial, Bradenton, March 11.
"Adventure on Dolphin Island" family program at Mote
Marine Laboratory March 11..
Model ships and boats at the Manatee Civic Center
Springfest Fine Art and Craft Fair at Holmes Beach City
Hall March 11-12.
Line dance fundraiser at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center March 12.
Dolphin research speaker at the Island Branch Library
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 18, 100 Spring Ave., parking lot, hit and run. A
Woman reportedly backed into a parked car and drove
home, despite attempts by a witness to get her attention.
The witness provided a deputy with the auto tag number
and the woman was contacted at her home regarding the
Feb. 21, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, driv-
er's license. A man was arrested for driving without
a license and cited for lacking proof of insurance and
having faulty equipment on his vehicle.
Feb. 21, 307 Pine Ave., Pine Avenue Store, theft.
A man reported the bicycle he left outside his business
Feb. 23, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, littering. A
man reported his neighbor for allegedly dumping yard
debris in the canal behind the suspect's home. Accord-
ing to the report, at high tide the debris floats into the
canal. The man also reported his concern regarding an
electrical wire placed in a boat left tied to his neighbor's
tree, because the wire hangs into the water during high
tide. After visiting theproperty, the deputy filed a capias
request against the resident.
Feb. 13, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, drug arrest.
Mary Vermiss, 26, of Bradenton Beach, was stopped
when an officer saw her vehicle swerving along the
road and noticed the driver's side of the windshield was
smashed. A K-9 unit arrived as backup and, according
to the report, the dog signaled narcotics were present.
According to the report, several different types of pills,
including methadone and Xanax were found in her pos-
session and she apparently lacked a valid prescription.
Feb: 20 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Resort,-
burglary. A man reported that the. canvas roof of his
convertible rental car was sliced open and. a jacket was
stolen from the front seat.
Feb. 17, 200 block of 52nd Street, theft. Exterior
light fixtures were reportedly removed from several
urifs of a construction sin..
SFeb. 17, 600 block of Baronet Lane, trespass warn-
ing. A woman requested an officer stand by as she
removed her belongings from a residence. The remain-
ing occupant requested a trespass warning be issued
after the move was completed.
Feb. 18, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, battery.
A woman reported that her boyfriend grabbed her by
the neck and pushed her. According to the report, the
boyfriend admitted to the incident and was arrested.
Feb. 19, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, suspicious inci-
dent. Two teenage girls reportedly purchased White-
Out, an office product, from the store and dumped the
contents on a vehicle belonging to a teen employed at
the store. The liquid apparently caused no damage to
Feb. 20, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A woman reported her purse was stolen from
the trunk of her car and that one of her bank cards had
been used for purchases.
Feb. 21, 100 block of 75th Street, theft. A woman
reported her grandson's bike was stolen from her garage.
Feb. 21, 7300 Gulf Drive, Coconuts, theft. A man
reported that he found a man rummaging through his car and
when confronted the suspect said that he thought it was his
grandmother's car and was looking for his hat, and then he
left. Later, the man realized his sunglasses and some cash had
been.stolen from the car.
Feb. 21, 4100 block of Gulf Drive, driver's license.
A woman was arrested for driving with a suspended
Feb. 22, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
warrant. A man was arrested on two warrants, one from
Volusia County and one from Brevard County, both for
a suspended driver's license.
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about $50,000 less than any of the other three
The 30th annual Longboat Key home and garden
tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4,
with five homes to be open.
The homes are those of Judy and John Kepecz,
551 Putter Lane; Ellen and Joel Fedder, 3590 Mistletoe
in Bay Isles; Richard Perlman, 6512 Dandham Place;
Linda Lasota, 6830 Hughes St. in the village; and Neva
and Peter Pacsani, 6673 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The tour will include a stop at the Longboat Key
Center for the Arts for a demonstration, and refresh-
ments in Joan M. Durante Park.
Tickets at $15 may be purchased on the tour or
in advance on Anna Maria Island at Dee's Boutique
Gift and Christmas Shop, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
The tour is sponsored annually by the Longboat
Garden Club and is chaired by Susan Landau. Details
may be obtained by calling 383-8030.
Island real estate sales
418 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52x110 lot
zoned ROR was sold 02/02/06, Gryboski to Harris for
2412 Gulf Drive N., Unit 123, Club Bamboo South,
Bradenton Beach, a 430 sfur studio condo was sold
02/03/06, S and S Beach Properties LLC to Dung for
2914 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,190 sfla /
1,462 sfur 2bed/lbath pool home built in 1950 on a
50x100 lot was sold 01/30/06, Brooks International Inc:
to Schlegel for $380,000.
1710 Gulf Drive N., Unit E, Bradenton Beach Club,.
Bradenton Beach, a 2,468 sfla / 2718 sfur 4bed/2bath
condo built in 2003 was sold 02/07/06, AMI Bayshore
Development LLC to Hazlett for $800,000.
116 78th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,266 sfla / 1,939
sfur 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1953 on a 64x80 lot
was sold 02/09/06, Cagnina to Backus for $702,500; list
Last year there were seven sales recorded in the
Manatee Multiple Listing Service for the week of Feb.
10-17. This year saw no sales recorded in Manatee MLS
during the same period.
Jesse Bisson. bokeriiassot iae at Gulf-Ba\ Realry
of Anna 'tiaria, can be-reached at 941 ) 77'- 7244: Cur-
rent Island real estate transactions may also be viewed
online at www.islander org. Copyright 2006.
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by Rick Catlin
Join the Navy,
train at home
Bob Arzeburger of Davenport, Iowa, was just 16
years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on
Dec. 7, 1941. A number of his classmates immediately
joined the armed forces to get into the fight, but Bob
had his sights set on the United States Navy and being
an aircraft carrier pilot.
"I had seen enough land in Iowa. I had grown up
with a love of airplanes and built many model planes, so
I wanted to see the world, fly and do something for my
country, so the Navy's V-5 flight school program was
perfect," Bob remembered.
"But you had to be 18 to get in, so I joined the pro-
gram, but had to wait until January 1944. I was a fresh-
man at the University of Iowa and had just played col-
lege football when I was called to active duty in Janu-
ary," remembered Bob.
He had visions of training in an exotic place like
California or Florida, but the Navy, in its wisdom,
assigned him to St. Ambrose College for basic pre-flight
training. St. Ambrose was in Davenport, just one block
from his mom's house!
"I must have been the only guy doing basic training
in the Navy who could wave to his mom as he marched
by, then get to go home for dinner. I joined the Navy
to see the world and ended up getting sent home," Bob
said with a laugh.
Unfortunately for Bob's plans to be a fighter pilot,
the Navy canceled the V-5 program after just three
weeks of training. The United States was winning the
war and not that many naval pilots were getting shot
The pilot program was changed to the V-12 pro-
gram or officer candidate school for the Navy. Bob
would spend another year at St. Ambrose, still waving
to his mom and getting home-cooked meals on many
In early 1945, Bob and his classmates shipped out
to New York to complete midshipman's school. Just 19
years old, he was commissioned a U.S. Navy ensign on
July 1, 1945.
Bob did get his exotic assignment when he was sent
to Miami and joined an LST (landing ship tank) crew
preparing for the invasion of Japan.
"We were told to get ready for the invasion and that
we could expect 800,000 to 1 million casualties. We
were young and wanted in on the action. We wanted to
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do our part."
But on Aug. 6, 1945, the news came over the
ship's radio that an atomic bomb had been dropped on
"We didn't know what an atom bomb was, but we
learned fast. We were relieved and dejected at the same
time. We weren't going to invade, but we wouldn't see
That didn't mean, however, that the Navy just dis-
charged Bob back to Iowa.
After completing his training, he was assigned to --
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the Pacific and island-hopped from Hawaii to Guam to
Tokyo and back to Guam looking for his ship.
While on Guam awaiting his orders, Bob and his
fellow officers were called into formation one evening
- and every other officer was told to take one step forward
as their names were called. They were being assigned
to Manila in the Philippines. The remainder would be
sent to Yokohama for duty.
Bob was one of the even numbers and didn't called
for the Philippines assignment.
"I remember the guy next to me had become my
buddy. He had taught me to play bridge and he stepped
forward, shook my hand and said he'd see me again. It
was the last time I ever saw him. The plane taking the
guys to Manila crashed just before landing and every-
S-one was killed. I was just lucky. I wouldn't be.standing
here today if I had been called out that day."
It was just one of the ironies of war. "I was just
lucky. I was in the right spot in line."
Even though the war was over, Guam wasn't that
safe for American troops. Many Japanese had fled to the
hills after the surrender and would take shots at men in
the main compound.
"One day, a Marine got killed by sniper fire. They
used to have daily patrols up into the hills to find these
Japanese who refused to surrender," Bob said.
He finally got orders to a ship rounding up Japanese
on small islands and atolls who had been ignored by the
By the time Bob and his crew reached the Japanese
on these small islands, they were more than ready to
"They were starving," remembered Bob. "They
were happy to see us because the American Navy meant
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year in Holmes Beach and the remaining months in
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On one island, the ship's commanding officer
ordered all the Japanese to stack their rifles and samurai
swords, then told the crew to take one of each as sou-
venirs. Bob still has his sword and rifle today.
But not just the Japanese soldiers were starving.
When the ship would return to Yokohama, civilians
would send their sampans alongside the ship, begging
for the leftover food tossed into the garbage cans.
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"So, we gave them our garbage. They were happy
to get it. I remember that Yokohama had been burned
to the ground by our air force. There was nothing left
standing except a railroad. The people were in bad
Bob's ship was sent back to the States in 1946, stop-
ping in Hawaii for six weeks of repairs that didn't work.
The ship finally had to be towed back to San Diego for
In San Diego, all the crew had enough points for
discharge except Bob, who was just 19 years old.
"I got the job of decommissioning the ship. The
Navy sent me five 17-year-old seamen just out of boot
camp and they didn't know anything."
One day, returning from lunch, Bob noticed the ship
was sinking. He burst into the wardroom to discover
the five new sailors playing cards, oblivious to their
"We had to get down into the hold and find that
leak or I was in real trouble," laughed Bob. "Then,
I heard some old officer screaming down at me
to fix this ship or else. We finally discovered that
these recruits had turned on the freshwater hose at
the dock to replenish our freshwater tanks, but had
forgot to turn off the hose. The water was coming
out with pressure like a fire hose and it didn't take
long for the bow to start going down. We were tied
up to another ship and it was starting to sink. All I
could think of was I was going to the brig."
Luckily, the naval investigation of the iricident
concluded that Bob wasn't entirely at fault and
the Navy decided not to pursue charges against a
That was enough of the Navy for Bob. He finally
got his discharge papers in late 1946 and returned to the
University of Iowa, graduating in 1949.
He spent 35 years in the credit and collection busi-
ness, retiring in 1985. He became a winter resident of
Holmes Beach eight years ago after a daughter and son-
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in-law and their family moved to Bradenton.
Bob and wife Kay are each on their second
marriage after losing their spouses. The couple
met at a bridge tournament in Iowa in 1998 and
between them, they have seven children and 11
grandchildren, including Kay Paulzek, the current
"It's been a good life," said Bob. "I have no regrets
about my service. I got lucky three times. Once, when
I didn't get sent to Manila, once when they dropped
the atom bomb and we didn't have to invade, and
once when the tsunami that struck Hawaii in 1946 was
reportedly headed our way, but fizzled out just a few
miles from swamping our ship.
"The Navy was great and I'd join up again if I had
to. I didn't get to fly, but I got to see the world and do
my small part for my country."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
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France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
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Students of Sensei Kevin Bergquist's Island Martial Arts recently tested for belts and every student that tested
moved up to the next belt level. IMA also raised about $500 for the Sidekick Foundation and is now accepting
applications for scholarships. Contact Bergquist at 807-1734 to obtain an application. Pictured: back row, left
to right, Bergquist, Christopher, Justin and Eleni Romeo, Max Staebler, Greyson Wallis and Zack Landman.
Middle row, left to right, Alexia Yavalar, Madeline Valadie, Alexandra Howe, Alex Siegal, Jake Ross, Luke
Valadie, Tyler Yavalar, Michaelange Dattoli and Dylan Joseph. Front row, left to right, Jacqueline Burgess,
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Wisiena Park is a new neighborhood mi Nonhwest Braclenton
offered by Neal Communiies. There is somcLDthuir focr every-
one with mnmtenance-free and traditional single-family homes
and i\vcle floor plans with two-story options. ranging from
2.015 to 3 341 a/c square feet. \'tsn \is ena Park today and
tour our four btCautiul new models.
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Barbara Stegeman and Rick Gomberg of Anna Maria pay a call at Serengeti National Park while on a visit to
Carol Vary and Richard Haring of Holmes Beach enjoy their hometown paper and the beauties
of Poipu, Kauai, one offour Hawaiian Islands they visited.
Arlene andAnd,' Barihr share their hometown paper with a member of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police while on a trip through the Rockies.
In Nova Scotia
Ellia and Duane Temple ofAnna Maria and Excelsior,
Minn., pause at the Peggy's Cove lighthouse in Nova
Scotia during a National Public Radio cruise.
Former Islanders take their newspaper lucky charms to Las Vegas: Jim
and Sharon Ansted and Art and Pat Whitacre, all now of Bradenton. Ms.
Whitacre is treasurer of Harvey Memorial Community Church.
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Representing the warm climate of Manatee County at the St. Paul, Minn., Winter Carnival are,
from left, Chri, Atkinson, captain of the Crewe of Hernando de Soto; Katie Moore ofAnna Maria,
De Soto princess; Melissa Trippy, De Soto queen; and Tom Sprenger of Holmes Beach, retired
brigadier general who holds the office of Hernando de Soto.
2-B 0 MARCH 1, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
2005 manatee counts: Fewer, or poor counting?
Manatee census counts have been completed for
2006 and, if you can imagine a sea cow cat fight, some-
thing similar to that event has indeed evolved regarding
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's annual census of the endangered or is it threat-
ened this week? manatees came up with 3,116 marine
mammals in Florida. The count is what the agency calls a
"synoptic" survey, which "provide researchers a minimum
number of manatees in Florida waters. In addition, the
surveys provide a snapshot of manatee distribution around
the state. The survey results are not used directly to evalu-
ate the manatee population."
But the various groups arguing for or against mana-
tee protection or deregulation are using the numbers to
Pro-manatee protection advocates state that the
numbers are down from previous years, deaths from
red tide and boat strikes are up into alarming numbers,
and the endangered status should be maintained at the
The marine mammals must be further protected, in
No-need-to-protect-manatee folks state that the
count is bogus and should not be considered as any-
thing more than a snapshot of what's out there in mana-
tee land: Everyone knows there are at least 3,600 mana-
tees, more than enough to maintain the critters in a sus-
tainable population base.
No need to protect the marine mammals any more,
in other words.
OK, so here's the skinny on the count. There's a
bunch of gals and guys in airplanes that go up one day,
fly along the shore, and basically count what they think
are manatees in places where manatees usually hang
The day of the count is usually calm, clear, good
water quality, bright sunny skies.
The counters, one would hope, are experienced in
differentiating between manatees and logs, the sun isn't
in anybody's eyes, and there isn't any chop in the water
to mess up the count.
But the counts are not an accurate census of man-
atees, as all the pro- and con-manatee folks readily
admit. Hey, there's a sun flare, you miss a pod of 20
manatees, multiplied by all the planes out there, you've
got a serious oopsie.
Probably more to the point in the whole manatee
issue is the fact that 396 recorded deaths last year, 81
from red tide, 80 from boat-sea cow interactions.
And there are reports that 60 have died so far this
year, and we're barely into March.
Maybe the 3,116 number, and not the estimated'
3,600 figure, is more accurate? And how many will we
count next year?
Egmont, Passage keys plans begin
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to preserve and protect Passage and/or Egmont Key,
now's the time to put forth your thoughts.
Comprehensive conservation plans for those
islands north of Anna Maria Island are being solic-
ited by the feds, in a 15-year cycle to upgrade
the guidelines for the refuges. Public comment is
being solicited through April 1, based in part on
public comment gleaned from some public hear-
ings in February.
"The Pinellas Refuges, Egmont Key, and Passage
Key, were created for the benefit of nesting and resting
birds," according to the basic U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service dictates. New thoughts include:
Acquire submerged land leases around refuges,
especially Egmont, to give refuge law enforcement
authority to stop "visitors" who may be getting too
close to sensitive closed bird areas. This means that vis-
itors now can walk right up to the shoreline on Egmont
or Little Bird.where birds are nesting a few feet away
and officers cannot issue a citation if needed.
Erosion issues on Egmont, Passage and some of the
Public use on Egmont Key. Is there too much
public use, just enough, too little?
Eradication of exotic plants and continued control.
Should fire be used on Egmont to reduce the threat of
wildfires and bring the ecosystem back to the way it
Does the refuge have a specific plan to implement
immediately in the event of an oil spill in the Gulf or
Tampa Bay that may affect the refuges and the foraging
grounds of the birds that frequent them?
How can disturbances to the birds in the sanctuary
areas and in public-use areasbe eliminated?
Your comments are welcomed via e-mail to
Chassahowitzka@fws.gov with Tampa Bay CCP in
the title line or mail comments to USFWS, in care of
Tampa Bay CCP, 1502 S.E. Kings-Bay Drive, Crystal
River FL 34429.
El Nino, La Nina ... whatever,
it's bad news
You've probably seen the pictures and heard of the
devastating landslide in the Philippines last month that
killed more than 1,800 people.
Scientists are now starting to realize that the
weather event that spurred the mud was the result of
La Nina, a Pacific Ocean \weather e\ ent that can cause
global climate changes,.
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meters of rain fell in this area in the first two weeks of
February more than twice the average for the entire
month. It would certainly have left the soil completely
sodden and prone to sliding."
Cause of the rainfall "was linked to a periodic
weather pattern known as La Nina, which usually leads
to a shift in jet-stream winds that delivers more rain
to the Philippines. The weather system of the Pacific
Ocean oscillates between La Nina and El Nino, which
sees a warmer surface temperature every three to five
The mudslide was similar to what one would see
during a tsunami, or tidal wave, except it was in the
mountains and not along the shore. According to sci-
entists who study such events, "the landslide saw mil-
lions of cubic meters of mud flowing from near the top
of a large mountain. The mass would have been moving
at tens of meters per second when it reached the vil-
lage, and people would have had little chance of getting
Just as an FYI: La Nina is bad for us regarding hur-
ricanes, since the condition seems to heighten Atlantic
storms, although it's bad obviously for the folks
in the Pacific rim area, which get more wet weather. El
Nino is good for us, since it seems to sheer wind tops
and stifle Atlantic hurricanes.
strikes offshore waters
There seems to be a bit of a dispute between
two federal agencies regarding underwater noise..Who
shouts the loudest is still in doubt, and the eventual
outcome is yet to be determined.
Seems the U.S. Navy wants to install an under-
water sonar training range in the Atlantic Ocean, a
necessary feature to.protect our shores from for-
eign submarines attempting to enter our waters.
Sonar is basically underwater sound waves that can
target all sorts of things.
Enter the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. That federal agency has blasted, lit-
erally, the Navy's proposal, stating that the Navy has
jackedup the volume at least 100 times more than what
it recommends, with potentially dire results to whales
and other marine mammals.
Right whales, the most endangered of all marine
mammals, do an annual migration down the east coast
of the United States, passing right through.the Navy's
proposed sonar field off North Carolina.
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?" NOAA says to
the Navy, in other words.
"Singing" humpbackwhales, the most "vocal"
of the sea's marine mammals, have been detected
by humans up to 15 miles away. Other whales
have been recorded at distances of 100 miles by
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THE ISLANDER MARLCIH 1, 2006 M B-3
Sheepies still No. 1 inshore, grouper hot in Gulf
By Capt. Mike'Heistand
It's still all sheepshead all the time in the backwaters,
with fish coming in at better than 5 pounds for most folks.
Other inshore action includes a few redfish, some trout,
an occasional snook and a couple of flounder.
Action is still hot for grouper, snapper and amber-
jack offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters
said that "as the bay warmed up, the redfish and sheeps-
head action went into overdrive with big catches of crit-
ters for everybody. Out on the Gulf, the big snapper bite
brought smiles all around as the fish boxes filled with
mangrove snapper, gag grouper and one heck of a big
10-pound porgy caught on a live jumbo shrimp. Good
things are also happening in Sarasota Bay. We're seeing
a few manatees in the channels along with some huge
snook, which are taking up residence under dock lights
at night. We're looking forward to some excellent eve-
ning snooking this week."
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Char-
ters said he put his clients onto amberjack to 40 pounds,
red grouper and gag grouper to 25 pounds, mangrove
snapper to 7 pounds, yellowtail snapper to 4 pounds, plus
margates, porgys and blacktip sharks to 4 feet in length."
He said he's been fishing in the Gulf at 155-foot depths,
with the best bait for grouper being frozen Spanish sar-
dines, and live shrimp for the snapper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he took Joe O'Meara, son-in-law Scott
Nelson and grandsons Andrew and Shawn Nelson from
Fargo, N.D., to a mixed bag of snook, reds, sheeps-
head, bluefish, speckled trout and gray trout. "Andrew
Nelson managed a backwater slam of trout, snook, and
redfish, which is a red-letter catch in February around
these parts," Capt. Zach said. "The recent run of above-
normal temperatures brought the nearshore Gulf to 68
degrees and backwater areas to 73 degrees. Look for
some Spanish mackerel and maybe some cobia to be
on the scene in the next'few weeks."
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto a few small redfish
and trout last week, with artificial working the best as
bait, plus sheepshead on live shrimp.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore fishing is
hot, with lots and lots of grouper, snapper, triggerfish
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Harold Andersen of Longboat Key caught this whop-
per 6-pound sheesphead while out with Capt. Tomn
and amberjack on the artificial reefs off the Island in
the Gulf. Backwater fishing includes a few redfish by
Sister Keys in north Sarasota Bay and plenty of sheeps-
head from the bridges and docks.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing
improved a bit last week, with a few more sheepshead
being caught, but action is still not up to normal winter
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishing there is a bit slow, but there are still a slew of
sheepshead coming onto the deck.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's been seeing mainly sheepshead in the past week,
plus a few mangrove snapper and a couple of nice-size
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Sandra Tucker of Indiana caught this 23-inch-long
sea trout while fishing with Capt. Tom Chaya last
flounder. There are also reports of redfish coming out
of Terra Ceia Bay, he added.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said sheepies were
his catch last week, with some fish coming in at better
than 5 pounds. He also caught a few snapper and floun-
der near the docks in Palma Sola Bay.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports included
sheepshead from the Anna Maria Island Bridge and a few
redfish from the canals on the east side of the Island.
On my boat Magic, we're averaging up to 30
sheepshead hookups per trip, plus a few pompano,
whiting, black drum and some big trout caught near the
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4-B M MARCH 1, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
Champs: Homes of Distinction, Division I
Brandon Gengler Troy Kosewski, Stephanie Poelsha, Nash Thompson, Ally Titsworth and
Champs: Island Family Physicians, Division II
Becca Butler, Hailey Dearlove, Mallory Kosfeld, Danny Krokoskia, Daniel
Pimental, Stephanie Purnell and Chris Pate. Coach Keith Dearlove
Last week, regular season B.ball produces no surprises
By Kevin Cassidy
Four champions were crowned on Feb. 24 and 25
to close out the 2006 youth basketball season at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Though there
were no surprise champions, there were dramatic end-
ings in the Division III and Division I championship
Congratulations to the players, coaches and fans of
Island Real Estate, Homes of Distinction, Island Family
Physicians and Dips Ice Cream for their championship
seasons and congratulations to all of the participants in
the league for another great season of basketball.
Dips Ice Cream overcame a 13-11 deficit in the last
minute of the game to defeat Beach Bistro 14-13 and
win the Division III title on Feb. 25 thanks to some
clutch foul shooting by Johnny Mattay.
With Beach Bistro nursing a 13-11 lead, Mattay
grabbed a missed free throw and dribbled the length
of the court where he was fouled attempting a layup.
Mattay made one of two to pull to within a point at
13-12. Beach Bistro then attempted to run the clock
out, but got called for an over-and-back violation,
giving Dips the ball with 12 seconds remaining. Mattay
dribbled to his right before firing up a three-point
attempt. His shot missed, but he was fouled on the
play, sending him to the foul line with only three sec-
onds remaining on the clock. Mattay calmly sank his
first two attempts from the charity stiipe to lift Dips
to a 14-13 lead. Mattay's last shot bounced right back
to him and the clock ran out, giving Dips an exciting
14-13 victory and the Division III championship.
Dips had led Beach Bistro for most of the game,
but Luke Shackelford got a steal and a layup to pull
Bistro to within 11-10 to open the fourth quarter.
After the teams traded possessions, Samantha Purnell
grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to give Beach
Bistro its first lead with time winding down.
Shackelford extended the lead when he grabbed
a long rebound off of a Mattay three-point miss and
took off for the basket. Mattay hustled back and fouled
Shackelford, sending him to the foul line where he
made one of two shots to give make the score 13-11
with 1:27 to play a score that stuck to the end.
Dips made it to the finals with a 16-2 victory
over Jessie's Island Store on Feb. 23. Mattay and Lee
Bergeron led the way with six points apiece, while
Brennan Gallagher chipped in with four points in the
Billy Eddy paced Jessie's with two points in the
Beach Bistro advanced to the finals with a 19-13
upset of second-seed Kumon on Feb. 23. Shackelford
exploded for 15 points, while Trevor Albers and
Samantha Purnell each added two points.
Sam Azmi led Kumon with eight points, while Neil
Carper added five points in the loss.
Homes of Distinction edged Danziger Allergy &
Sinus 41-40 to win the Division I championship on Feb.
24. With one second remaining on the clock, Homes of
Distinction ran an inbounds play underneath its basket
to perfection, resulting in a game-winning layup by
Five seconds earlier, Katie Hunt looked like the
hero after she converted a pass from Garrett Secor to
give Danziger a 40-39 lead, but it just wasn't meant to
Ally Titsworth led Homes of Distinction with 16
points, including a pair of three-pointers, while Bran-
don Gengler added 12 points. Wilson added 11 points
and Nash Thompson scored two points to complete the
scoring for Homes of Distinction.
Secor led all scorers with 27 points, while Hunt and
Chris Callahan each scored six points for Danziger in
Homes of Distinction advanced to the finals by
defeating Longboat Observer 38-34 on Feb. 22. Gen-
gler led the way in that game with 18 points, followed
by 14 from Titsworth. Troy Kozewski, Stephanie Poel-
sha and Wilson each added two points to the victory
Kyle Aritt led Observer with 12 points, while For-
rest Schield and Zach Evans each added eight points in
Danziger made it to the final on the strength of a
42-38 victory over A Paradise Realty on Feb. 22. Secor
scored 22 points and Callahan added 14 to lead the
Danziger scoring effort in that game.
Justin Dearlove scored 16 points to lead A Para-
dise, which also received 10 points apiece from Jordan
Sebastiano and Martine Miller in the loss.
Hailey Dearlove poured in 14 points to lead Island
Family Physicians past Duncan Real Estate on Feb. 24
and take the championship in Division I basketball.
The game was close through three quarters, but
Dearlove scored six in the fourth quarter and Stephanie
Purnell scored two points to fuel an 8-4 scoring run to
close the game out.
Savannah Schield led Duncan with six points,
while Molly McDonough added three points. Jake
Rappe scored two points and Kayla Aritt added one to
complete the Duncan scoring in the loss.
Island Family Physicians made it to the finals by
defeating Saleaway Cruises 19-16 on Feb. 20. Hailey
Dearlove again led the way with 11 points, while Chris
Pate scored six and Becca Butler finished with two
Travis Belsito and Kelly Guerin each scored six
points to lead Saleaway Cruises, which also received
four points from Julian Botero in the loss.
Duncan Real Estate advanced thanks to a 22-9 vic-
tory over Sun House on Feb. 20. Molly McDonough
scored eight points to lead Duncan, which also received
four points apiece from Taylor Wilson, Jack Titsworth
and Jake Rappe in the victory.
Kalif Mora scored eight points to lead Sun House,
which also received one point from Justin Gargett in
Island Real Estate foreclosed on any chance of a
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
Champs: Dips Ice Cream, Division III
Lee Bergeron, Phillip Dudevoire, Brennan Gallagher, Kieran Grumley, Johnny
Mattay, Zach Stewart and Chris Burdick. Coach Vic Mattay
TIE ISLANDER N MARCH 1, 2006 0 B-5
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4-B
Publix upset behind the hot shooting of David Buck
in the Premier League championship game. Buck took
over in the second quarter to blow open what had
been a fairly close game. Buck finished with 41 points
and Zach Schield scored 24 to lead IRE, which also
received eight points from Eric Distelhurst in the 76-54
Michael Wallen led Publix 18 points while Tyler
Bekkerus finished with 15 points in the loss.
Island Real Estate advanced to the finals by run-
ning past Anna Maria Glass & Screen 67-49 on Feb.
20. Zach Schield led all scorers with 34 points, while
Eric Distelhurst added 20 points.
Franklin Moore scored 28 points and Luis Leon
added 11 points to lead Glass & Screen in the loss.
Publix moved into the finals by defeating West
Coast Air Conditioning 56-44 on Feb. 22. Tyler Bek-
kerus led the way with 23 points, while Mike Wallen
added 16 points in the victory. Jordan Graeff chipped in
with eight points, while Jake McDonald finished with
Thirteen points from Matt McDonough and 12
points from Al Barrett paced the West Coast Air Con-
ditioning offense that also received nine points from
Sammy Samap and six points from Kevin Grunke.
Islander medals in six senior events
Tony Webb of Holmes Beach competed in the Gulf
Coast Senior Games Feb. 19-25 and earned medals in
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six events in the 60-64 age division.
Webb opened his medal haul by earning a silver
medal in table tennis on Monday. Tuesday, Webb got
busy. He won bronze in basketball free throw shooting,
spot accuracy shooting and timed accuracy shooting at
the G.T. Bray gym.
Wednesday saw Webb fire a 78 at Buffalo Creek to
claim a bronze medal in golf.
He followed that effort with a gold medal in horse-
shoes on Thursday.
Webb then earned two bronze medals in tennis on
Friday. He won in men's singles and men's doubles.
Webb culminated his week by winning the gold
medal in football passing accuracy by hitting the
target seven out of ten tries at Manatee High School's
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The 2006 Gulf Coast Senior Games are a qualifier
for the National Senior Games, which will be held June
2007 in Louisville, Ky. All Gulf Coast qualifiers will
now focus their energies for the Florida State Senior
Games, which take place in December in Fort Myers.
Anna Maria's Rod Bussey and Jim Durrough of
Cinncinnati defeated Jay Disbrow of Bradenton and
Leo Hutton of Lancaster, Pa., by a 25-9 score on
Feb. 22. Durrough 85 years young emphatically
closed out the match with a two-ringer "six-pack," his
fourth six-pack that day and adds up to a full case.
Four teams emerged from pool play on Feb. 18
with Fred Huyghe of Youngstown, Ohio, and Ron
Slagh of Bradenton edging Herb Puryear 21-19.
Puryear defeated the team of Don Buchholtz of
Dayton, Ohio, and John Johnson of Holmes Beach 21-9
in the first semifinal, while Slagh and Huyghe defeated
Tom Rhodes of Cortez and John Crawford of Braden-
ton 21-10 in the other semifinal game.
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 selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
If horseshoes isn't your game, how about shuffle-
board? The Anna Maria Shuffleboard Club plays Mon-
day-Friday at 1 p.m., also at Anna Maria City Hall.
Anyone interested in playing, regardless of skill level,
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VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ROD & REEL. 607 N Bay Blvd. 2BR/2BA
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HOME WITH BOAT DOCK 229 85th St, Holmes Beach. Well
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208 Palmetto Ave. Reduced to $699,000. Call Frank Miglore
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view home on two platted lots. $2,200,000.
VALENCIA GARDEN: 2BR/2BA turnkey
furnished condo with golf course views and
WESTBAYPOINT &MOORINGS: 3BR/2BA
canal view condo over 1,600 sf. $599,000.
FEET TO THE BEACH:-Spacious 2BR/2BA
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: A 2BR/2.5BA,
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for a Cure
The Key Royale Club's women golfers held a Rally
for a Cure golf day, appropriately for heartfelt senti-
ments on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. The tournament
raised more than $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast
The members and their guests had a fun time with
the Pink Ball Tournament in which captains kept an
accounting of their team's score as well as the score for
a pink ball.
Individual low-net winners were Rose Slomba and
Golf was followed by a luncheon provided by the
Key Royale Women's Association and some anony-
mous donors, enabling more money to be donated to
Co-chairs for the event were. Caye Hudson and
Sue Hookom. Committee members were Rose Slomba,
Tootie Wagner, Del Reppenhagen, Sally Keyes, Markie
Ksiazek, Sally Maynard, Marlyn Thornton, Penny Wil-
liams and Lorraine Towne. Bettylee Kral, Lois Biel and
Ruth Heitmann judged the "Unique Pink" contest.
The committee offered a heartfelt "Thank You" to
the event participants, both those who played in the
tournament and those who sponsored pink flags to line
the tees, as well as to all who donated prizes for the
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Guide dog program benefit walkathon
A walkathon to raise funds for the Southeastern .: ceremo s at 11:30.
Guide Dog School is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, Those rai. ng $1,750 or more will get to name
at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto. puppy that become a guide dog in the future, ani
The walk will begin at 8 a.m. but registration will the pups w be around during the walkathon alonE
be open from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Entertainment and lunch th working guide dogs and breeders. Anyone whc
will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with raffle drawings s at least $75 in sponsorship will be eligible for
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ITEMS FOR SALE: Household goods, queen bed,
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Very good condition. Best offer. (941) 778-6871.
TWO ISLAND PLAYERS tickets to Neil Simon's
"Chapter Two." Opening night, 8pm, March 23. $30
or best offer. Money goes to the American Cancer
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KING-SIZE PILLOW-top mattress and box spring
for sale. $75. (941) 778-1534 or (941) 720-4941.
TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941)
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FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
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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) 761-8834 or go online
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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.
THE BIG ONE IS HERE: 8am-till? Saturday, March
18. Annual neighborhood sale. Boating community,
over 200 homes. Items of every description, drinks
and snacks. San Remo Shores. Cortez Road and
100th Street, Bradenton.
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 9am-3pm Saturday,
March 4. Baked goods, clothing, jewelry, linens,
tools, books, white elephants, furniture. Come and
have lunch with us. Mt. Vernon clubhouse. 4701
Independence Drive, south, off Cortez Road, Bra-
MOVING SALE: TOOLS, lawn mower, household
goods, appliances. 8am-2pm Sat. and Sun., March
4-5. 2101 Bay Drive North. Bradenton Beach.
HUGE SALE: 9am-1pm Thursday and Friday,
March 9 and 10. Antiques, fishing tackle, decorative
items, too much to list. North corner of Cortez Road
West and 123rd Street, in Cortez, Bradenton.
FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday, March 4. Park-
ing lot, Niki's and Islander Market Antiques. Lots of
collectibles, furniture, jewelry, Oshkosh children's
clothes, bric-a-brac. Also sale at Niki's shop, weekly
specials. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off,
select collectibles, art, books, jewelry 40-80 per-
cent off. Open seven days 9:30am-5pm. (941)
779-0729. Dealer space available $10. 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOUND: LISLE WOODRIDGE fire district jacket.
Navy, extra-large. (941) 741-3900.
FOUND: SIAMESE-LOOKING cat. Beautiful light
blue eyes, stripes on front leg. Found on Bay Bou-
levard near BayView Place, Anna Maria.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through
adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit
WANTED: MAD, PLAYBOY, comic, sports pro-
grams, autographs, auto brochures, political but-
tons, tin toys, cast iron banks and door stops,
pre-1968 only. $$$. (041) 587-1456 or e-mail
ATTENTION! ONCE-A-MONTH check on your resi-
dence. While you're away, have peace of mind for
pennies a day. Island resident. (941) 778-1916.
Benchmark Home Improvement.
WANTED: PAIR OF nightstands with drawers. White
or light colored wood. 15-19 inches maximum width.
LET'S TAWK! New York-New Jersey social club.
Snowbirds, renters, residents of Anna Maria Island.
Meet for informal "cawfee" and idea exchange. For
information, (941) 779-9458.
PRIVATE LENDER FOR purchase and rehab choice
properties. Short-term loans.(941) 739-8758.
BINGO WEEKLY: "Smoke-free" at Annie Silver
Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All wel-
come. Refreshments, prizes. Information: (941)
CERTIFIED TEACHER IN MATH/Science has
opening. Private tutoring for student. Kindergarten-
college level subjects. Plenty of references and
experience. (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,
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a per-
sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butter-
fly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up
form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for
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CHARMING BEACH BUNGALOW: Com-
pletely updated 2BR/2BA duplex. Turnkey
with everything new! Terrific location, only
one block to the beach. $679,000.
Key Royale home offers 2653 sf of living area.
Dock and 10,0001b lift. $2,299,000.
GULF WATCH CONDO: Turn'ey-lurnished
light and open end unit with all the extras.
Ready for your enjoyment. Pool and
deeded beach access. $499,000.
100-FOOT CANAL FRONTAGE: Home Ieaures
tile roof, porcelain floors, updated kitchen,
covered patowithwet-bararea, dock, 10,00lb
lift and no biidgesto Tampa Bay. $649,900.
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SPECTACULAR CANAL HOME: Enjoy your MOTIVATED SELLER: Elevated 2BR
tropical palm oasis that features granite, villa with enclosed garage and wo
travertine, fireplace, pool, large dock and area. Only two blocks to beach. B
10,0001b lift. $699,900. offers! $379,000.
4400 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 941.748.631
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LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA home with
wonderful open-beam ceilings, new flooring,
new dock, no bridges to bay. Short walk to
w i beach, botanical park and a great restaurant.
o Build up for bay views! $779,000.
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 community. $599,000.
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! $599,000.
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 ohto a wrap-around deck with
bay views. Easy boat access Bay and Gulf: Offered at $2,795,000.
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.
VALENCIA GARDENS Renovated ground floor end unit, 2BR/2BA 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. $297,900.
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.
GREAT VALUE! HOME WITH DEEDED BOAT SLIP Ground level 2BR/1BA home in a quiet
neighborhood. Bright and airy with an open floor plan. Short walk to the beach and just steps from
your boat. Great winter residence or investment/renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.
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 sun-
deck with great views, excellent rental history with no rental restrictions! A must see. $599,000.
FANTASTIC GULF VIEWS: Original nautical themed home modeled after a Mississippi Light-
house. 3BR/2BA, separate carriage house and garage all on two platted lots and only one house back
from the beach! $2,200,000.
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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.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call (941) 922-0774.
FREE SIAMESE MIX KITTENS with blue eyes. One
male, one female, spayed and neutered. All vac-
cines current. Eight months old. Come by Island
Animal Clinic. Please, no phone calls. 5343 Gulf
Drive, Suite 900, Holmes Beach.
1994 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER SE. Handicap van or
great work van. Ten-inch lowered floor and ramp.
$3,200. (941) 779-2131. Leave message.
BOATS & BOATING
27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs
great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning,
water heater, shower, head,riewbatteries, stereo
and much more! $8,000, or best offer. (941)
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)
WANTED: PRE-OWNED 17 foot, center console
Boston Whaler/Hydra sports or similar in good con-
dition. Preferably four-stroke and sound trailer. (902)
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3 Blocks to Beach $545,000 each
TAKE YOUR PICK!
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
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 pur-
chase receipt (including 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.
2004 20-FOOT PONTOON boat, 90-hp Mercury.
Lots of extras. Call (941) 792-0902.
NINE-FOOT FIBREGLASS row boat. Very stable.
Six oars. Three seats. Will handle 20-hp outboard.
$200. R.K. Dykema. (941) 779-1605.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
FISH FOR REDFISH; Snook and trout with
InshoreSlam.com. Capt. Jim Savaglio. License,
bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813)
WAITER, CHEF, DISHWASHER with experience in
Italian food. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. (941) 383-0013.
PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on
Anna-Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.
NURSES NEEDED for long-term home care for
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour morning
and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.
ACE HARDWARE OF Holmes Beach seeks perma-
nent full-time cashiers and sales associates. Retired
trades people welcome. Apply in person. 3352 East
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
SALES ASSOCIATE NEEDED: Apply in person,
ask for Ted. West Marine. 3323 E. Bay Drive,
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages-...._
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
*Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
S502 72nd Street
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ENERGETIC, CONSCIENTIOUS salesperson
wanted for busy Bradenton Beach gift shop. Must be
reliable and able to work flexible hours. Background
check required. Call (941) 448-1076 for details
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE HELPER: Full or
part time. Great pay. Island work. Please call (941)
GAP OUTLET and Banana Republic FS in Ellen-
ton now hiring part-time seasonal sales and stock
associates. Apply in stores.
SERVERS, PREP COOK needed immediately. Fit
To Eat Restaurant 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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)
BUSY BISTRO hiring full-or part-time servers
for lunch and dinner. Prep person and dish-
washer. Apply to Chef Damon, Wednesday-Sat-
urday, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call
SING! IF YOU can carry a tune and would help
lead a singing congregation, please join with Gloria
Dei Lutheran's choir, Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles
north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library.
Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving,
and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann
Adams, (941) 779-1208.
Breathtaking views, 2BR/2BA newer
unit, private elevator, great rental
history. Rarely available, don't miss
this one! $989.000.
Call 374-1527 owner/agent KLER WILIAMS.
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(No drawbridges to the mainland)
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Court. Quiet area,
unique patio home.
2BR/2BA with pri-
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SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons.
$10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recom-
mended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941)
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)
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.
MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward (941) 778-3222.
COZY RETREAT Tranquil Island home. Large corner
lot, across the street from the bay and in walking
distance from the beach. Large rooms, ceramic tile
floors and cathedral ceilings give this home an open,
S.airy, island feel. Inground pool and screened lanai pro-
vide for spacious outdoor entertaining. $799,000.
CALL JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt.Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
(941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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
Realtor, GRI, CRS (941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell
JMR MAINTENANCE and handyman services.
Honest and dependable. Jon Reding, (941)
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941)
APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air con-
ditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage
disposal, other household items. Honest, depend-
able. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.
MR. BILLS HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
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.
CUCCIO TILE AND handyman services. Many
Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and
insured. (941) 730-2137.
ABOUT GROUT: CLEANING, sealing, staining
(painting of grout), tile and grout repair, caulking
of showers/kitchen. Bonded and insured. Call Jeff,
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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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HOLMES BEACH HONEY Newly remodeled
2BR/1BA beauty with vaulted, beamed ceilings,
ceramic-tile floors, new white kitchen, new central
air conditioning and more! Affordably priced
GORGEOUS GULF VIEW HOME Stunning 3BR/3BA
showplace, offering bamboo floors, granite
countertops, stainless steel appliances, paneled
elevator, tiled foyer, sundecks and. brick paved
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ANNA MARIA HIDEAWAY NEAR GULF Tasteful CANAL FRONT CHARMER Inviting 3BR/2BA home
and elegant 3BR/2.5BA home within steps of the with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and wonderful
Gulf! Amenities include stainless steel appliances, waterside deck! Features boat dock, electric
sunny Florida room, circular driveway, outdoor lift, lush landscaping, sprinkler system, and
shower, sprinkler system, and lovely landscaping. widow's walk with panoramic view! Priced at
$799,900, furnished. $939,000.
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INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small
businesses. We also do all states. Contact Pat at
Kenney Tax Service. (941) 761-8156.
COMPUTER SERVICE SPECIALIST: Repair,
upgrade, install, data recovery. Virus/spyware
removal, wireless networking, beginner/advanced.
Call Gene, (941) 383-7861.
ISLAND HOUSE CLEANING and interior repairs.
Honest and dependable. References. Call (941)
SANDY'S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional clean-
ing and decorating island references available. For
unbeatable service, call 798-9484.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, (941)
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call
today for an appointment, (941) 795-0887.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
WE PROVIDE LOW interest rates on all first and
second mortgage loans. Business, personal and
investment loans. No upfront fees. Good or bad
credit accepted. Call today, (800) 621-3155. Please
contact Michelle Staffe. mstaffescg @hotmail.com.
FRESH AND CLEAN: Professional house cleaning
service, office cleaning. All supplies and equipment
at no charge! Free phone quotes! (941) 518-4140,
Godfrey or Shelia.
DOGSITTING in my N.W. Bradenton home. Fenced
yard, quiet dead-end street, tender loving care.
$20/day. (941) 761-8536.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
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 landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857,
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-
ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941)
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State
licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
WATERFRONT CONDO! 2BR/2BA Bay Hollow condo with
den. Very spacious, open and airy, charming with lots of
extras such as wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters,
lots of ceramic tile; and large inviting kitchen, a real home!
Condo also offers private dock/deeded boat slip, sailboat
water! A real bargain at $459,900.
Rebecca Samler, PA, Realtor-RE/MAX Gulfstream
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TILE -TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. 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, cab-
inets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941)
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS. are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
You can build two units on this building
site over 11,000 sf and 182 foot frontage.
Create your space for less than purchase
of new duplex. Tropical foliage and trees
offer a perfect lot for your private retreat
and you can bike to the beach. This lot
is for you as an owner wanting something
unique. Reduced to $695,000.
OTHER CHOICE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE
FOR SALE. CALL TODAY!
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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Fine Homes Specialist
PERICO BAY CLUB: BRADENTON
940 Waterside Lane
SLakefront villa, 2BR/2BA,
1,292 sf. beautifully fur.
nished, loads of upgrades.
1920 Walerside lone
Lukefront villa. 2BR/2BA,
S. .1,132 sf, breathtaking
S .- ; sunsets, turnkey fur
827 Waterside Lane:
SVilla, 2BR2BA, 1.069sf,
new furnishings, remod-
eled from top lo bottom.
LEGENDS AT TATUM RIDGE: SARASOTA
230 Londonderry Drive:
Lakefont home, 3BR/3BA,
2,338 sf, dining room,
den, lhree-car garage.
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-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.
TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, paint-
ing, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more!
Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or
CARLV. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.
DOCK CLEANING, STAINING, repair. Professional
service, insured. Make your dock or deck look like
new. (941) 779-1839.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy Inc.
Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long
hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free esti-
ANNUAL RENTAL: Available March 1, 2006.
Anna Maria. 2BR/1.BA duplex across from beach.
$925/month plus utilities. (941) 778-7003.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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:
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1 BA,
$700/week; Island .duplex, 2BR, $800/week;
Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton
Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call
Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
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 Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new- home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
Gulf Drive, across from beach:
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, 1,320 sf, enlarged kitchen area, wrap-around
porch and screen room with.hot tub. Turnkey furnished. $595,000.
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, 1,206 sf with wood floors, hurricane
shutters and Gulf views. $585,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE CONDO ASSOCIATION,
6250 Holmes Blvd. (All 1,536 sf living area)
#36: Two master suites, 2.5BA, two-car garage with open plan. Four
porches, air conditioned bonus room. $635,000.
#35: Two master suites, 2 5BA [iao-.'3r garage, designer upgrades
and furniture. Four porches. $649,900.
#62: 3BR/2.5BA two-car garage, open plan, light and bright near-
pool, turnkey furnished. $629,000.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH GULFFRONT: Great Gulf view, first floor up,
white carpet and cupboards $719,000. "
PANORAMIC GULF AND BAY VIEWS from the sixth floor, $300,000
upgrades, turnkey furnished. $889,000.
GULF TO BAY CONDOS with four-month renters willing to return,
Gulf views from porch. $329,900 and $344,900.
BAY VIEW TERRACE 1BR upstairs with Gulf and bay views $319,900.
LONGBOAT KEY GULFFRONT at Longbeach condos with full Gulf
view,beautifully upgraded, TKF $819,000.
ELEVATED ISLAND HOME: 1,800-plus sf living area. Shows like a
model! Annual renter available $599,000.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE: 2,400-plus sf, 4BR, two.two-car garages,
upgraded, 10,000 sf duplex corner lot. $849,500.
ISLAND DUPLEX on 9,060 sf lot: Totally renovated in 2003
VILLA SOFIA: Built in 2003, Spanish Mediterranean home 3BR/3BA,
2,200 sf, two-plus-car garage, private pool, cash flow. $1,400,000.
VILLAGE GREEN: Beautiful home, recent upgrades. Two master
suites, Florida room, two-car garage. $314,900.
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BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished one room
efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large
decks. (941) 505-1962.
SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home.
5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred
yards from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available Jan-
uary, 2006-April, 2006. $3,900/month. Call (813)
948-1267 or email email@example.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Perico Bay Club; 2BR/2BA villa with
garage, small pet OK. Heated pool, tennis, gated com-
munity. $1,300/month. Hidden Lakes; 3BR/2Ba condo,
all new, pool, small pet OK. $1,400/month. 7104 Marina;
3BR/2BA, pool, two-car garage, fireplace, pets OK.
$1,500/month. 572 2nd Ave.W., Bradenton; 2BR/2BA
home, garage, pets OK. $1,500/month/ Suncoast Real
Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.
SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus. 1 BR/1 BA,
$1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month. Non-
smoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach.
(775) 825-9492 or (775) 338-9492.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished
mobile home, gated community on creek. Bra-
denton Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool,
four-six month rental. $1,000/month, includes
cable. (863) 688-3524 or (863) 608-1833. E-mail:
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EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Three dupli-.e :r
quiet street in Holmes Beach including 100 feet of canal frontage
with dock, ramp and direct access to Tampa Bay. All units are
2BR/2BAwith balcony; enclosed garage, screened lanai and great
rental history. Take a look at 8004, 8005, 8006 and 8008 Marina
Drive. $2,100,000 for all four properties. Brokers protected.
(941) 778-9691. By appointment only.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton
Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious
1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental.
55-plus. (614) 517-7147.
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 2BR/1BA updated
home. Completely furnished, $2,400/month. Available
immediately. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished
condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to
beaches. $2,100/month. June through November
2006. (708) 532-2149.
YOU WILL LOVE this Ringling retreat at Lido Beach:
2BR/1BA modern, fully-furnished duplex of historical
background in garden setting. $75/week. Also studio,
$550/month. Walk to beach and St. Armands restau-
rants and popular shopping center, 15-minute bus ride
to Main Street, Sarasota. Please phone (941) 383-0244
or (941) 383-2566. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort.
Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $950. 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.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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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.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex on canal in Holmes
Beach. No pets. (941) 778-7039.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex $1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or
HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA beach cottage, 1.5
blocks to beach. Fully furnished. $550/week. (941)
WATERFRONT SEASONAL: January, March, April.
One, two and three bedrooms available. 1BR
$1,800/month, 2-3BR $3,000/month. Price reduced
after April. 109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. (941)
BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home
located four houses down form beach! Free trolley
picks up at end of block. Available by the week.
Adjacent two-bedroom apartment also available
first half of March. Call (616) 225-1589.
CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Ter-
race. Pool on bay, one block to beach.Three-month
minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1 BR $1,500/month.
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
roof and 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.
Best New Construction Value
at 312 61st St., Holmes Beach
Enjoy short strolls to the beach and all that
the island living has to offer in these charming
beach bungalows. Located west of Marina
Drive, these homes are situated close to the
beach on a quiet and peaceful street in beautiful
Holmes Beach. These homes include the
following luxury amenities:
* Hardwood floors Central vacuum
SPools with paver Upgraded kitchens
decks and baths
* Outside hot/cold '* Granite countertops
shower Metal roofs
* Intercom system Hardi Board siding
Call for further details and floorplans.
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sunsets nightly. Property is zoned commerical. Tons of possibilities.
Owner agent. $1,500,000. Call Scott Barr at (941) 798-9191.
TRADITIONAL FLORIDA LIVING Welcome iome t10 Irhi adior-
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inrougn living and bedroomrn Me.iracn liie in remrineled gour-
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and living areas with new tile and carpet. Large corner Gulf
Drive lot in Holmes Beach. Investors and builders welcome and
bring imaginations. Much larger than appears from outside.
$659,9000. Call Anne Huber at (941) 713-9835.
SDEEP WATER CANAL HOME: Locaile near Sread Island. 100
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LONGBOAT KEY CANAFRONT
new flooring, new dock, short walkto the beach, botanical park
and restaurant Hurry! $779,000.
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SBR'5.5BA Key-Wesi sryle resoidenre is a /aterlover s dream EnlrJvo fabulous vistas fr-,m your "';l
luurious masier sulle overlooking Bimini Bay ano Tampa B.ay win the Sunshine Skyway in
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GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1BA,
newly updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck.
Holmes Beach, close to shopping, restaurants, lush
gardens. $950week, $3,200/month. (941) 778-0905.
CHARMING 2BR/2BA canal house close to bay. Avail-
able April 1, 2006, for annual rental. (717) 392-4048.
CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Ter-
race. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month
minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month.
1BR, LARGE APARTMENT. Water view, nonsmok-
ing, no pets. $475/week. (941) 779-0420.
NORTH-END FURNISHED beach villas, One or
two bedrooms, one bath, screened porch. 100 steps
to beach. Great views! Starting at $1000/month.
(941) 219-1042. twoodsbton @ netzero.com.
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS: HOMES, condos available
for the months of March, April, May 2006. 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
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, one block
to beach, completely remodeled, ground level.
$1,075/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home,
very private backyard with canal. City of Anna
Maria. Available March 1, 2006. $1,500/month. Call
Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
1 BR GULFFRONT APARTMENT: Available March
and April, by the week or month. (941) 778-3805.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
DELIGHTFUL ANNUAL RENTAL: Experience great
beach living, direct beachfront 2BR/2BA condo,
55-plus community. $2,000/month plus utilities.
ESCAPETHE SNOW: seasonal/winter rentals, Anna
Maria Island, across from beach. One or two bed-
room, newly remodeled. www.beachesndreams.net.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA 1,300 sf,
close to beach. $895/month. First, last, security. Avail-
able April 1. (585) 473-9361 or (941) 778-5412.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING six-month seasonal
rental November-April. 2-plusBR/2BA. Garage,
dock, pool. Annual considered. (941) 761-9326.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA, close to
beach. Great location. $800/month. (941) 779-2131,
ANNUAL AVAILABLE APRIL 1: 2BR/2BA villa,
Holmes Beach. Bayfront fishing dock. No pets, no
smoking. $1,100/month. (941) 224-6521.
NOW BOOKING TWO homes in Anna Maria.
Coconut Bayou canalfront 2BR/2BA home,
$3,400/month. Willow beach cottage, 3BR/2BA 100
feet to Gulf, $4,200/month or $1,550/week. (847)
ANNUAL RENTAL HOME with bay view. 2BR/2BA,
large two-car garage, screened lanai. $1,350/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Available for April 2006,
$1,500 plus tax. 1 BR/1 BA with boat dockage. North
end Anna Maria. Bright and cheerful with tile floors.
Nonsmoking, no pets. (941) 778-5445.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated apartment.
carport, washer/dryer, large storage, deck.$850/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Steps
to the beach. No pets. $600/month, including utili-
ties. (941) 778-1086.
ANNUALS RENTALS UNFURNISHED: Island,
Perico Bay Club, Coral Shores. 3BR/2BA canal, boat
dock, Jacuzzi. 55-plus 2BR/2BA Meadowcroft condo.
Anna Maria Gulf Coast Properties, (941) 782-5609.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 3BR/2BA Palms of Cortez
condo. Pet OK. $1,200/month annual, or$2,500/month
seasonal. Clean and new. Call (941) 704-7394.
HOME ON TROPICAL Anna Maria Island, Fla.,
November 2006 through April 2007. Lovely 2BR/1 BA
or 3BR/2BA with large living and family rooms. Carport
and patio under mango trees. Ground level, no stairs to
climb. 1.5 blocks from Gulf of Mexico. (813) 690-9762.
MARTINIQUE: ANNA MARIA Island. 2BR/2BA
beautifully decorated condo. Lanai overlooking
ocean, all amenities. Available December through
April, two-month minimum. (423) 884-2598.
600-SF OFFICE with rest room. $500/month. 8799
Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call (800) 952-1206.
PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Flor-
ida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced
yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Weekly, monthly.
Special rate April 1, 2006. (941) 485-1874.
MARCH RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 1 BR/1 BA duplex.
$1,500. (810) 614-6962.
ANNA MARIA: 2006-07 season. Attractive 2BR/1 BA
house. Also remodeled 3BR/2BA house. 150 feet
to the beach. (941) 778-7933.
GULFFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, eleva-
tor. Magnificent views, walk to shopping, restaurants
and more. Available April 1, 2006. (941) 778-6288.
CUTE AS A BUTTON: 2Br/2Ba house on Gulffront lot, all
newly decorated, washer/dryer, $1,200/month. Duplex
2BR/1 BA, carport, washer/dryer hookup, $900/month.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
ATTENTION BOATERS! Deep
water canolfront. No bridges to
boy from this 4BR/2BA, two-car
garage home with dock and 120001b
lift. New kitchen, other upgrades,
heatedpool and spa. Priced below
appraised value. $745,000. Easy to
see call Vicki, (941) 713-0195.
CHARMING CANALFRONT with
access to Sarasota Bay. 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage. Split floor plan.
Move-in ready, opportunities for
Personal updates. Priced for quick
sale at $514,500.
3224 EAST BAYDRIVE
VickI gilbert Realtor, (941) 71301 95
RARELY AVAILABLE: 1,566 sf 3BR/3BA home with newly
built guest quarters nestled in a park-like setting in Anna
Maria city. New washer/dryer, updated electric in 2004. New
air conditioning/heat unit 2005. Updated kitchen. Insulated,
vaulted ceiling. Sailboat water, no bridges to bay. Short
walk to the beach. Shuffleboard court. Room lor a pool.
Turnkey furnished. $819.000. Call Lori Guenn, Realtor,
(941) 773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor, (9411 284-2598.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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"The Best Resort On Quaint Anna Maria Island"
Torruga Inn Beach Resort is a natural paradise v. th sr le &
charnn to spare Here is an excepnonal c.pporrtinmi, t o.wn a
spacious nei. apartment on a gorgeous beach-to-ba', property
Offered for sale are 15 urits in the final phase of this 55-unit
lu\xur old Florida condominium resort. All furnished 2-bed 2-
bath tifleble apartments are read\, for occupancy starting March
15, 2111,6. % ith granite counter tops, full kitchens, laundry rooms.
terraces & whirlpool spas Most ha\e unobstructed \ ie- s of the
Gulf of Mexico or Sarasota Ba', Owners can keep their umt for
personal use. or include it for rent a part of the resort under the
expert rental management of Resort Que'st.
This a aard- inning property features
* Pn\ate beach on the Gulf of NMe'co with spectacular smibet \iews
* Sugar \lute sand &: sparkling turquoise afterr
* Pn\ate boat dock\ %ith fourteen slips on Sarasota Ba,
* Direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico
* Fi\e Mediterranean t', le buildings in lush tropical gardens
* Three heated pools spa & fountain-
* World class game-fishing and boating
* Excellent golf and temuns available at nearby clubs
* Extraordinary restaurants nearby ,
* outstandingg I nesrment opporrunmir for capital appreciation
* Professionally managed by Resort Quest
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14-B 0 MARCH 1, 2006 T THE ISLANDER
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CHARMING 2BR/2BA canal house close to bay.
Available April 1, 2006, for annual rental. (717)
ANNUAL RENTAL: Cute as a Button, 2BR/2BA
house on Gulffront lot, all newly decorated, washer/
dryer, $1,200/month. Duplex 2BR/1BA, carport,
washer/dryer hookup $900/month. Dolores M.
Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home. Eat-in kitchen,
enclosed lanai, fruit trees, two-car garage, close to
everything and minutes to the beach. $1,350/month,
including lawn maintenance. (941) 725-4425.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Rarely available for rent.
Annual, spacious 1,900 sf, 2BR/2BA with pool, cable
and two-car garage on a quiet cul-de-sac. Close to
everything and only minutes to the beach. 55-plus
community. $1,350/month. (941) 725-4425.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA ground level duplex, near
community center, big yard, pet OK, fridge/stove,
washer/dryer hookup. $1,100/month. (941) 778-4187.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
CUSTOM.EXECUTIVE HOME: 2709 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/3BA views of Gulf and
Tampa Bay from this beautiful executive
home with master bedroom 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 or email
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, sea-
wall and dock. $1,190,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-
car garage, ranch home, new seawall, dock
and 20,000-pound lift. $1,140,000. Buy both for
$2,250,000! Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real
Estate, (941) 737-1420. Open house 1-3pm Satur-
day and 11 am-1 pm Sunday, March 4-5.
PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BAcondo.
Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Concrete
built. $325,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA condo. Fully
furnished and equipped. Best-kept condo complex on
the Island. Beautiful beach, pool, hot tub, sauna and
sunsets. No more left on the Island like this! $1,200,000.
(317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.
FIVE MINUTES TO BEACH: Perico Island, beauti-
ful designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage.
Pool, private. $520,000. Best value! Agents wel-
come. (941) 792-7828.
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 near restaurants, shopping. Excellent rental.
$529,000. (901) 301-8299, or email@example.com.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $599,000. (941) 778-4036. 215 71st St.,
CANALFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, turnkey-fur-
nished, pool, tennis, pets allowed, just unpack
and enjoy Island living. $449,900. Denise Langlois,
Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.
LONGBOAT KEY: Executive home with swimming
pool. Completely updated 4BR/2BA. Located in his-
toric Longboat Key Village, just two blocks to the
beach. Priced to sell. $775,000. Call (941) 744-6906
or email Bobby@FirstEquityFin.com.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, pool,
$495,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #24. Excalibur Realty
Inc. (941) 792-5566.
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOME: Steps to the
beach! 3BR/2BA with den. Designer upgrades.
$599,000. (941) 447-6278. www.Highland-
KEY ROYALE: TASTEFULLY remodeled 3BR/2BA.
Pool. spa, boat dock. Canalfront home. Priced at
$929,000. Call owner direct at (941) 356-1456.
MUST SEE LARGE 2BR/2BA Gulf view condo.
New kitchen. $650,000. (717) 392-4048.
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:
FOUR TRIPLEXES: $1,200,000. $98,000 annual
income. Call (941) 792-5566.
WATERWAY ACCESS. Updated townhome, heated
pool and boat slip. Only $335,000. Call Fred, Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
BELOW MARKET FOR quick-sale: Like new, two-
year -old lakefront home. 4BR/3BA, formal dining,
huge kitchen and media room. $495,000. Call Gwen
direct, (941) 720-2548. Real Estate Mart, (941)
LONGBOAT, KEY VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Huge new loft addition can be separate
guest quarter. $739,900. Call to see: Fred at Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
SHADYBROOK TOWNHOUSES: 3BR/ 2.5BA.
$159,000 and $169,000. For handyman. Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
IL J. STERLING, REALTOR SALES ASSOCIATE (941) 962-2374
rvB gIsland Office (941)778-7777
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SIf youwant a SALE! CALL GAIL!
Robin Kollar, 941-713-4515
AHOY! THIS NAUTICAL
is uniquely positioned ON TWO LARGE LOTS
that capture superb views and stunning sunsets
of the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include cute
nautical decor, large sundeck, partial red oak
flooring, gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, redwood
beams, single garage, two carports, screened
porch, and a replica lighthouse tower that can be
accessible for an even greater view! Also on the
property is a detached, two-story custom-built
'Carriage House' workshop. A rare opportunity to
own one of the island's original landmark homes.
Offered at $2,200,000.
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802 Audubon Drive
1BR/1BA Great views. Reduced to $295,000.
503 Sanderling Circle
2BR/2BA, nice villa $395,000.
706 ESTUARY DRIVE
2BR/2BA beautifully furnished first floor.
1112 ROSEATE CT
Largest villa. 2BR/2BA plus den. Lakefront.
1265 Spoonbill Landing
2BR/2BA lakefront. $399,000.
886 Waterside Lane
2BR/2BA lakefront, finished. $459,000.
1227 Edgewater Circle
2BR/2BA balofiont. model.
1163 EDGEWATER CIRCLE
3BR/2BA, furnished. Grar nd ba .'iews Second
floor only. $575,000.
My newest Ferico Island listmg 11339y erico Isles Circle
Exciting, single family home. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Large, heated pool and spa, inviting front porch, in home owners
association club house, exercise room, tennis, pool, club room.
Reduced to $498,900.
110 12TH ST. SOUTH BRADENTON BEACH.
Beautiful water views from this 2BD/2BA condo at Gulfto
Bay Moorings. Includes boat slip. Asking $575,000.
WEST BAY POINT MOORING 6200 FLOTILLA
#286 Best value in Holmes Beach for this waterfront
2BR/2BA end condo unit. Asking $749,000.
2312 AVE. C UNIT #5 LAY-Z-LIVIN CONDO.
Ideally located 2BR/1BA condo situated only steps to
the beach. Asking $325,000.
314 63RD ST., HOLMES BEACH. Island
Walk 3BR/2.5BA townhome with pool. Asking
401 80th STREET, HOLMES BEACH Impec-
cable 3BR/2.5 BA surrounded by lush tropical
gardens. Asking $899,000.
759 NORTH SHORE ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA
ground level, direct gulffront "Old Florida" cottage.
3810 6TH AVE This 3BR/2BA Village at Holmes
Beach condo has it all, including heated pool with pool
house. Asking $589,000.
6006 GULF DRIVE #207; Playa Encantada
Pristine 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, beautifully turnkey
furnished. Asking $749,000.
513 56TH STREET, HOLMES BEACH
Waterfront 2BR/2BA home with dock, boatlift, open
view of Intracoastal waterway. Asking $1,650,000.
2711 AVE. C, HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA
newly renovated Island home with large master
bedroom. Asking $529,000.
521 LOQUAT; ANNA MARIA 3BR/3.5BA
home with heated pool on deep water canal. Asking
1801 GULF DR.; BRADENTON BEACH Rarely
available 1 BR/1 BA condo-at Runaway Bay with flexible
rental policy. Asking $355,000.
509 BAYVIEW DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH
Fully renovated 3BR/3BA home with panoramic
views of Intracoastal waterway; Caged, heated pool,
covered boat lift, new seawall, turnkey furnished.
598 NORTH SHORE; ANNA MARIA Ground level
duplex. Both units are 2BR/2BA. Asking $775,000
SOUTH BEACH VILLAGE, a condo community in
Bradenton Beach, has eighttownhomes intotalwith 3,300
sq feet under roof. Prices starting at $1,275,000.
603 BUTTONWOOD DR., LONGBOAT KEY
Canalfront lot with architect's plans for 3-4/BR home.
Asking $925,000 for lot, $2,000,000-with home.
MAINLAND PHUPi-lH IES:
7612 4TH AVE. WEST, PINE BAY FOREST
Nice, bright and open 2BD/2BA condo with recently
updated flooring throughout. Asking $249,000.
7611 4TH AVE WEST, PINE BAY FOREST
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo with updated air
conditioning and appliances. Asking $259,900.
4503/4505102ND ST. WEST; BRADENTON
Investors stop here! Great updated duplex only minutes
to the beach with tenants in place. 2BR/2BA ovep
1,000 sf each: Walk-in closets, covered parking, ample
storage, and room for a pool. Asking 325,000.
600 DEER HAMMOCK RD, SARASOTA five-
acre lot with water frontage in convenient location off
Fruitville Road Asking $4,95,000.
3213 AVE. A, BRADENTON Lush landscaping inthis
2BR/1BA newly renovated home. Asking $264,500..
4508 ARDALE ST., SARASOTA Tremendous
potential consisting of two lots with single-family 2BR
home. Asking $349 000
2905 63RD ST., BRADENTON MORNING-
SIDE CONDOMINIUMS Convenient ground level
28R 2BA with vaulted ceiling. Asking $209,900.
6107 EVERGREEN CIRCLE; BRADENTON
2BR/2BA ground level condo at. Close to Blake
Hospital Villas at Pointe West. Asking $209,900.
3017 7TH AVE. CIRCLE EAST; BRADENTON
Exquisite views of Braden River from 3BR/2BA home
with 130 feet water frontage. Asking $574,600.
632 NW 15TH STREET, CAPE CORAL Build
on this 80x125 foot lot. Fast developing community.
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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 COTTAGE
3BR/2.5BA and 1BR/1BA guest house. One of
Anna Maria's finest beaches. Furnished, vaulted ceiling.
French doors, fireplace, garage. $2,995,000.
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
2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $359,900.
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.
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
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile, breakfast bar, backyard
with pavers, room for pool. Fence, new dock. Direct
access to bay. $849,900.
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-
klers, well, oversize two-car garage. $1,875,000.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT OCEANA CONDO
3BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished condo on beautiful walk-
ing beach. Open plan, breakfast bar, walk-in closets,
elevator. Small pet. $1,999,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAY PALMS WITH HEATED POOL
3/4BR/2BA canalfront home with dock and boat lift.
Beautifully updated, ceramic tile, gourmet kitchen/
granite counters, heated pool and Jacuzzi. $1,250,000.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
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FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)794-9940.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA north-end home. Gulf,
beaches, bay, piers. $595,000. (941) 778-2934.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beachfront 1BR/1BA,
Holmes Beach condo. End unit, fabulous view,
heated pool, excellent rental. $559,000.
annamariabeachplace.com. (330) 565-7693.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND beach getaway cabana. Bay
view, updated, large deck, boat slip available. Pines
Trailer Park, 55-plus. $33,000. (941) 778-4820.
DUPLEX: 2411 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach. Great loca-
tion. Will consider trade. $690,000. (941) 915-0684.
LONGBOAT KEY: 2BR/2BA villa. Completely fur-
nished. $575,000. (941) 383-5370.
BRADENTON: TWO NEW construction properties,
meet hurricane codes, Braden River access. 3BR.
Gated communitywith recreation center. $559,000
on nature preserve near golf course. $449,000.
Maintenance free, includes marina. Closing bonus.
MANASOTA KEY: One acre +/- direct beachfront with
newer beach home and separate guesthouse. Also
zoned and engineered in progress for five to six condos,
pool and clubhouse. Also OK for private beach club.
Priced under market at $2,500,000. (941) 474-6633.
FED UP WITH overpriced waterfronts here? Try the
pristine blue waters of Lemon bay and the Gulf of
Mexico off the Cape Haze peninsula just a few barrier
islands south of you in the Englewood area. Five deep-
water seawalled bay lots from $499,000. Waterfront
2BR/2BA home $639,000. Owner, (941) 474-6633.
UPDATED ISLAND DUPLEX: 3BR/2BA total. Zoned
R-4. New roof, carpet, paint, Big yard. $495,000. Edie
Force, Collandra & Company, (941) 920-0129.
CEDAR KEY GULF views: 2,000 sf, custom fire-
plkce, GoBolt wind protection, wood cabinets, many
,-r custom features by artisan owners. T. Dolly
:.g Real Estate, (941) 773-6581. $795,000.
bEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOUSE: Steps to the
beach. 3BR/2BA. Pool, designer upgrades, gran-
ite counters, new appliances, tile floors, two-story
home. $599,000. Call (941) 447-6278, or view
online at www.44smart.com.
59th STREET CANAL home: view of bay, brokers
welcome. $845,000. (717) 392-4048.
ANNA MARIA: TRUE beachfront paradise with
breathtaking view of the bay. 4BR/3BA, 2,933 sf,
$1,800,000. THE Agency, (800) 813-9180.
HOLMES BEACH: 12,500 sf R2-lot with duplex suit-
able for land condos. Back has view of Spring Lake.
Two blocks direct walk to beach. $699,000. (941)
3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as .a den/office/
playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bed-
rooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees,
near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to
$274,900. (941) 379-4196 or (941) 954-7474.
,P1NEBROOK CONDO ON golf course. Fifth-floor
views, 2BR/2BA, beautifully furnished, next to pool.
$269,900. By owner, (941) 794-8954, leave message.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS: Lovely end
unit in the trees with light/bright exposures, over-
looking heated pool and tennis court. Beautifully
furnished. Move-in condition. Call (941) 778-0042
WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted,
open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water,
no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Completely updated. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave.
W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575..
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. $650,000. (941) 779-1013.
4BR/3BA Bed and breakfast. $535,000. West Bra-
denton. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
BEACH CONDO FOR sale: Out the front door onto
the beach, incredible views and southern exposure
make this home cheery and pleasant, enjoy breath-
taking sunsets year-round from spacious living room,
tender-loving care, completely redone. Everything
new, designer turnkey ready. Owner financing avail-
able. $941,800. Brokers welcome (717) 392-4048.
WEST BRADENTON: $135,000. Furnished
1 BR/1BA condo, attached carport, enclosed lanai,
new washer and dryer. Nice. No pets, no age
restrictions. Pool, clubhouse. (941) 778-2585.
BEAUTIFUL ISLANDTOWNHOUSE:3BR/2BA, pool,
steps to beach. Designer upgrades, granite counters.
$589,000. Lease option available. (941) 447-6278.
PARADISE BAY ESTATES: 55-plus waterfront com-
munity with pool. 2BR/2 full baths. 2005 central air
conditioning and heat. Turnkey-furnished, dead-end
street. $120,000. (941) 792-2120.
LOT FOR SALE: 57.75 x 114 feet. One block from
Gulf. $569,000. (941) 778-4246. Neptune Lane,
FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA immaculate
open-style ranch. Lagoon swimming pool in pri-
vate botanical garden setting. 504 70th St, Holmes
beach. Must see. (941) 778-4256.
HOLMES BEACH: Spacious turnkey 2BR/2BA
condo with superb water views. Elevator, heated
pools, tennis, covered parking. Includes 14-foot
boat at communal dock. Close to public beach.
$452,500. (941) 795 8066.
ANNA MARIA IDEAL condo. 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished, steps to beach and shops. Pool. $490,000.
VILLAGE GREEN BEAUTIFUL turnkey-furnished.
2BR/2BA villa, two-car garage. 2,154 sf, close to
everything and only minutes to the beach. No flood
insurance required. $304,900. Denise Langlois.
Coldwell Banker, (941) 751-1155. ML523039.
PALMA SOLA PARK: 3BR/2BAX Lovingly restored
with new kitchen, bath and roof. Freshly painted
inside and out. Move right in. Large corner lot.
$429,000. Call for appointment, (941) 778-5445.
WESTBAY COVE: 2BR/2BA condo for sale. Heated
pools. Tennis court, ground-floor corner unit.
Enclosed lanai, new air conditioning, turnkey fur-
nished. $490,000. (941) 778-6172.
WATERFRONT FOR SALE by owner: On Braden
River close to Manatee River with dock. 3BR/2BA,
split-plan, family room, two fireplaces, pool with
Jacuzzi, pool cage. 2,400 sf on .46 acres, upgraded,
new tile throughout, air conditioning and duct work,
custom kitchen. 9475. $625,000. More details at
owners.com/TPA9932, or call (941) 708-9475.
REDUCED: 2BR/2BA, garage, elevated; extra large
lot, two blocks to beach. Lots of new updates.
Reduced to $495,000. Call (941) 792-8898. 2919
Ave. C, Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA LOT: 75-by-116 on sailboat canal.
$695,000. For details, photos, surveyand optional
house plans, call Sheryl, (610) 247-9496. Visit http:/
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EXCEPTIONAL MUST SEE: Colony Cove, 2BR/2BA
furnished doublewide. 1,675 sf, views of the Mana-
tee River. 55-plus. Pets, marina, five pools, fishing
pier etc. $49,500. Or, 2BR/2BA picturesque water
back, insured, furnished. $35,500. (941) 721-4890.
TIFFANY PLACE: 2BR/2BA 1,259 sf-plus, Gulf
view condo. Complex directly on the beach. Heated
pool, elevator. Available September and October. By
owner $749,900. 7000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
INVESTORS: THIS IS the one you are waiting for!
Club Bamboo South. Direct Gulffront condo. Unit is
$20,000 less than the last several sold for. Building was
just completed, everything new inside and out! Crown
moulding, granite and more. Great rental complex with
nightly rentals'allowed! Motivated seller to save you
money. $480,000. George, (312) 321-7501.
TWO MONTHS FREE rent with annual lease, fully
furnished and ready for you! 2BR/2BA plus two-car
Carport, raised patio, utility shed, washer and eat-in
kitchen. Enjoy a new life in this 55-plus Lakeside retire-
ment community. Close to everything! $795/month.
Sorry, no pets. Call Neil (941) 756-7068 at Waterside
Club, 3301 Cortez Rd. W., in Bradenton
BAYFRONT: BREATHTAKING ANNA Maria Sound
views. Private, charming 2BR/1BA, office plus
screened ro om and attached garage. Total 1,560
sf. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace. Pool,
boat lift, decks, dock. Paver driveway and pool deck.
Landscaped. By appointment. $1,195,000. Brokers
protected. (941) 778-0029.
BEACHFRONT CONDO FOR sale: Out the front door
onto the beach, incredible views and southern exposure
make this home cheery and pleasant. Enjoy breath-
taking sunsets year-round from spacious living room.
Tender-loving care, completely redone. Everything new,
designer turnkey ready. Owner financing available.
$941,800. Brokers welcome, (717) 392-4048.
DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner: Lovely 2BR/2BA
home and charming 1BR/1BA; each with private
screened porch. Extra-large garage, well land-
scaped lot, large enough for land condo. Brokers
welcome. $799,000. Call (941) 779-0120.
HOLMES BEACH: Deep-water canal home. Com-
pletely updated, with sparkling caged pool, spa,
large new deck and new 10,000 lb. boat lift. 522 68th
St., Holmes Beach. Call Nancy, (941) 720-0941.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Beautiful turnkey-furnished
2BR/2BA villa, two-car garage, 2,154 sf, close to
everything and only minutes to the beach. No flood
insurance required. $304,900. Denise Langlois, Cold-
well Banker, (941) 751-1155. ML523039.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS: Turnkey fur-
nished 2BR/2BA on canal, heated pool and tennis.
Light and bright, just move right in and go to the
beach. $449,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell banker,
END UNIT COUNTRY Village: 2BR/2BA, open
plan, vaulted ceilings, very active clubhouse with
large heated pool. Conveniently located. $184,900.
Call Nancy, (941) 720-0941.
KEY ROYALE: TASTEFULLY remodeled 3BR/2BA.
Pool. spa, boat dock. Canalfront home. Corian
kitchen, ceramic tile and Berber carpet. Priced at
$929,000. Call owner direct at (941) 356-1456.
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Huge new loft addition can be separate
guest quarter. $739,900. Call to see: Fred at Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
SHADYBROOK TOWNHOUSES: 3BR/ 2.5BA.
$159,000 and $169,000. For handyman. Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
BOATERS BEST BUY: 2BR on Palma Sola Bay.
Intracoastal Waterway access. Updated townhome,
heated pool and boat slip. Only $335,000. Call Fred,
Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
WEST BRADENTON: One year new, 5BR.2.5BA on
private lake. $450,000. Adjacent properties available
with two more houses and buildable lot for family com-
pound. Exclusive. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
RETRO-HOUSING COMES to Anna Maria Island.
Not since the 1960s could you buy a virtually
new ground-level cottage with large private court-
yards, heated pool, pet-friendly and close enough
to the beach to hear the surf. Come home to
Starfish Beach. Visit www.starfishbeach.net or call
Barry Gould, (941-448-5500), or Ted Schlegel,
(941-518-6117). Island Vacation Properties.
HOLMES BEACH unique 1,800 foot, 3BR/3BA with
large efficiency, boat dock, financing, make offer.
Owner, (513) 378-9100.
CHARMING CONCH COTTAGE on extra-wide
corner lot in Anna Maria City. Large detached shed.
Unique beach getaway. $605,000. (941) 224-1453.
ELEVATED DUPLEX 4BR/2BA with enclosed down-
stairs. Built for third floor addition or easily make into
single home. Newly remodeled, $579,000. (941)
TENNESSEE: BY OWNER. New, 3BR/2BA home.
Beautiful neighborhood. Cherokee Lake view, access.
1.5 lots. $219,900. (865) 475-6411 or (423) 948-9117.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Winter season is
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MOUNTAINS OF NORTH Georgia. The very best
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NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community,
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90 percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.
WATERFRONT! Two acres +/- $159,900. Gorgeous
acreage, great views, pristine shoreline and deep boat-
-able water! Near Bath, N.C. Enjoy access to ICW,
Sound, Atlantic. Paved road, underground utilities, well
water, septic approved. Excellent financing. By appoint-
ment only. Call now, (800) 732-6601, ext. 1497.
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MONTANA MOUNTAIN PARADISE Great mountain
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NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 10.51 acres on
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and large public lake nearby, paved private access,
$119,500. Owner (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RETREATS: Newly
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3/2 & 1/1.Walk to Beach.or shopping. Located
on quiet street with beautiful landscaping and an
updated exterior. Lots of curb appeal. Tile throughout
both units and updated bathrooms. Great investment.
New air handler in 3BR. $615,000. Principals only, call
(813) 760-1998 (941) 807-5626 (941) 735-5375.
l 3BR/2BA Island home with 1,800 sf
of living area and 360 yards from
the beach. Split plan. On a duplex.
lot. $700,000. Bring offers. I
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kitchen, Jacuzzi tub in master, don't
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READY TO BUILD YOUR TWO UNITS. Bonus.
even comes with a pool and is jusl Ihree
blocKs Irom the beach. Lot is approximalely
95/ 102xl115x9'9 feel $695,000 MLS# 512932
IMMACULATE 3BR/2BA CANAL HOME wtin
direct Gull access Jet SkI i and 1l0,00 It boat iih on
45 to1tdolclk I w water and electric Beautitrul hted
pool with sp Den witn wood burning fireplace.
Large family room wlh pasi through wet bari l pool
New oo1. $920,000 M1LS3 518063.
PERICO BAY CLUB: beaultul galed community
with many amenities, minutes 10 the Gull
beaches 2BR'2BA upstairs Osprey model witn
vaulted ceilings Turnkey furnirhed and water
.views $345.000 MLSY 512511
BAY FRONT LUXURY CONDO. Direcl baylront
town home. Amenities include heated pool,
elevator, wood cabinets and solid surface
countertops $934,000. MLS, 512713.
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from your spacious glassed lanai This 3BR/2E
one-car garage condo is located in a pristi
gated club community The unit includes a sir
balcony is lurnkey lurnisned and is iust minute
away Irom the beautilul Gulf beaches. $575,00
#1 in sales on Ann:
THIS MAGNIFICENT 3BR/3BA TOWN HOME
has a fabulous roollop entertainment level thai
provides spectacular Gull vistas There are Gull
views Irom Ihe living and dining areas as well.
Solid wood cherry cabinets and tile countertop
with top-of-the-line appliances, elevator and
two-car garage $1.099,000 MLS# 517335
MAGNIFICENT BAY FRONT RESIDENCE The
view is breathtakingly beautiful Skyway Bridge,
Egmont Key, Gult of Mexico. 4BR/4BA lour-car
garage, 3,472 under air, furnished. New rile root
and newer seawall. $2.900,000
GREAT WATERS EDGE CONDO wilh elevator,
lennis court and pool Views ot Ihe Gull With a
little updating 3ol Inh 2BR/2BA plus den, you'll
have a great rental or second home Turnkey
lurnshed. $799,000 MLS# 516674
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YOU when entering this two level 3-4BR/4.5BA
condominium. Luxury master suite has Jerusalem
marble bathroom, gourmet kitchen has three
GE ovens spacious sunroom media room with
surround sound, arid many other surprising
deals. $1,599.000. MLSE517931
CANAL FRONT WITH BOAT LIFT. You'll love the
water ,iew irom thus immaculate San Remo Shores Alan Garno
canallronmome i leatures2BR/2BA family room,. F':J
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PRIME HOLMES BEACH LOCATION Gulf
views rom thistoptloor2BR/2BAendunii directly
on beach. Well maintained, updated, turnkey
turmishea, heated pol, resident manager, rental
program -Dave Moyrnhan. (9411 778-2246.
#522439. $949,500. -
DIRECT GULF FRONT Fabulous Gulf view!
Furnished 2BR/2BA top Iloor end unit with
additional windows. Covered parking and
great walking beach. Weekly rental OK.
Dave Moynihan. (941) 778-2246. #513253.
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CASA DEL MAR! New li.onhome 350 reel
from beach, partial Gulf view, upgrades, elevator,
iwo balconies.. ACt no.w ior pre-construction
price. Carolyn'Joe Cordrey, (9411 776-:3300.
0516070. 899,900. -
ESSENCE OF TROPICAL BUSS Elegantly
casual 3BR/2BA Island home only a few steps
o tme beach. French aoors opera onto a large
secluded tropical yard Betty Arnold, '(941)
761-3100. #517930. $850000.
STORYBOOK COTTAGES JUSt Sieps to-tie
beach A 2_BR/3IA cottage with 1BR/1BA
bungalow. Live in one and rent the other or rent
bolh Anne Miller, (941)-778-2246, t18824.
VISTAS ATWILD OAK BAY! Luxurious, totally CORAL SHORES GEM Boaring paradise
.renovated condo with breathtaking water view, 10.000 lb. lilt, prlvale dock saltwater canal,
Watch the sunsets over Longboat Key, be minutes tron Gulf, shopping, reslauranls and
close to the Gulf beaches, IMG Academy and more. Fumished. Joe Corbo, (9-11 778-2246.
Sarasola. Juay McCauleyrThe, R6yal Team, t5!9236. 649.000.
1941) 751-0670. #519277. $675.000.
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2BR2BA with private tropical setting, bled floors unit ofiernng spacious floor plan wth eat-in
and large screened porch. 115 loot canal froni kitchen, breakfast bar, walk-in closes, fireplace
with dock, vertical lift and dock canopy Close and two balconies Dave Moyrnian. 1941)
to beaches. Dave Movnihan, (941) 77-2246. 778.2246.1 507333.$599.500.
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undeveloped lots on Anna Mana.lsland Close condo, view sunsets and nesting birds over
lo gorgeous Gulf beaches, Bring your builders the lagoon. Pinvale dock for your boal Located
Gina.& Peler UllaroiThe Royal Team, (941) minutes irom Ihe Gull. Joe Corbo. 19411
.41-2500. #518795.$417,000, .' 77,8-22416. #513320 $393000.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS Now available RIVERFRONT CONDO This lop floor end
several one or rwo bedroom undis bayronL pool urni has a nver viewr C'rport. heated pool.
side and other views Some updated On-sie lenns., glass-in balcony, near manna shopping,
rentals Phone ordetals.19411778-2246 Priced churches. Becky Smrth or Elli Slanen (9411
$34-9,000-$494.000. 778-2246. 1521375 $295.000.
UNBELIEVABLE BAY VIEWS! Seventh floor
end unit 3BR/2BA in tne Estuanes It at Terra
Ceia County Club Many upgrades, underneath
parking. Gorgeous decor Alice Onmie, 1941)
761-3100 #511238 $465.000.
HOLMES BEACH Sludro apanmenl wtih
Michenene and rull bath with shower upstairs
Ground floor has one-car garage and half bath.
Unique property. Becky Smith or Elfi Starretn
9411 778-2246. #5128-4.$199,500.