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The Millennium dredge owned by Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach returned to its mooring station off Bayfront
Park wlihere family enjoyed the beach in Anna Maria last week in pi iiparntion f,'r the planned resumption of
the beach renourishment project. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Bridge vs. sailors: Call it a draw
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The U.S. Coast Guard meeting March 29 in
Holmes Beach to hear public comment on a proposal to
change the daily on-demand opening times oftheAnna
Maria and Cortez bridges drew the expected pros and
cons on both sides.
Boaters, primarily sailors who use the Intracoastal
Waterway, lined up against the proposal, .citing safety\
issues with holding their sailboats in often tricky cur-
rents while waiting an additional 10 minutes as pro-
posed for a drawbridge to open.
Island motorists, however, countered that the time
changes from every. 20 minutes on demand to e\ ern
30 minutes would alleviate much of the traffic con-
gestion, particularly in Bradenton Beach, when the
Cortez Bridge is raised every 20 minutes when needed.
U.S. Coast Guard Bridge Management Specialist
Michael Lieberum said the meeting was only to take
public input before making a final recommendation,
expected in about 30 days.
After extensive lobbying by the three Island cities
and Longboat Key, the USCG agreed last summer to a
proposal from the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials that the bridge opening times be changed to
every half-hour on demand when a sailboat appears
instead of the current 20-minute schedule.
The proposal also includes a curfeww" time for no
bridge openings between 7:35 a.m. and 8:29 a.m. daily
and 4:35 to 5:29 p.m. dailN.
"We are looking for constructi\ e criticism," said
Lieberum. "The proposal is for se\ en days a week, but
that may not be the tinal answer." Curfew hours may
mean nothing on w weekends.
He got plenty of input. both for and against the ini-
Holmes Beach resident and sailor Tony Webb said
the extra 10-minute wait meanss nothing" to a boater.
He said he's been in his sailboat waiting for the
drawbridge to go up and seen up to 100 cars, often"
more, waiting on a sailboat with just two people on
Those people have somewhere to go. When you're
sailing,_you don't have too many cares, he noted.
If a sailor is in such a big hurry that waiting another
U.S. Coast Guard Bridge Management Specialist
Michael Lieberum addrt s 's thile public prior to
taking comment on proposed schedule changes for
the Cortez and Anna Maria drawbridges. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
10 minutes for the bridge to go up is an inconvenience,
they shouldn't be out in a sailboat. he maintained.
"Ten minutes to a boater is nothing," he con-
Not quite, said Holmes Beach resident Bob Jor-
gensen, who is also a sailor.
"When the weather is bad, you have to use the
Intracoastal and you can't wait too long for the bridge."
Agreed, said Capt. MaItt Fisher. "There's a safety
issue involved." Sailboats can't "just sit idle while wait-
ing for the bridge to open. They have to keep moving
and the currents around the two bridges, particularly
the Cortez Bridge in rough weather, create a problem
for the sailor."
Opponents of the proposed bridge opening times
found a willing ally in Connie Collings, the supervisor
of the bridge tenders for the Anna Maria, Cortez and
Longboat Pass bridges.
She said changing the opening times will some-
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Ben Goodloe of Goodloe Marine said his compa-
ny's work crews are already gearing up for a resumption
of the beach renourishment project by Friday, April 7.
"We're shooting for April 7," said Goodloe. "We'll
be working this week to get the pipeline up and run-
ning. If the weather holds, we should be OK."
And weather has been a key factor in the entire
renourishment project, which began in early July but was
plagued by numerous hurricanes and summer storms.
While hurricanes and other storms interfered \ ith
the project from July to November, Goodloe said the reg-
ularity of winter storms and cold fronts passing through
Florida that would certainly.interrupt the operation fur-
ther prompted the company to call a halt for winter.
The renourishment work \'as halted ini December.
he said, because the job as ne% er designed for winter
"It was just going to-be unsafe to continue work-
ing," he added. "Our primary concern had to be a safe
work place where we could do a good job."
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed \. ith that
decision and Goodloe even offered lastNovember to remove
the pipes already onthe beach for the \x inter months.
Originally, he said, the Corps did not want the
pipes taken off the beach, then was unable to find a suit-
-able storage area for the pipes and equipment.
"We've been made out to be the bad guys, but
we've been trying to get the Corps to cooperate with us
all along," he said.
Goodloe kept asking for a staging area and received
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Bridge opening pros, cons
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times create a backup of 10 or 11 sailboats waiting to
go through the bridge on one opening. "This will be
very unsafe," she claimed.
Collings also said the proposed curfew hours are
not needed. Her log books for opening times show only
12 openings for the three bridges in February between 7
a.m. and 8 a.m. and two of those were on a weekend.
Sailor Joe Jackson suggested a "task-force" of both
sides of the issue be created to come up with an accept-
And what's the big deal? asked Holmes Beach resi-
dent Joseph Callahan. The problem is only 60 days a
year during February and March.
Maybe, said Longboat Key Town Commissioner
Jeremy Whatmough, but his drive to Holmes Beach that
day was a perfect example of the problem.
He said it took him an hour to traverse the seven
miles from his Longboat Key home to Holmes Beach
because the Cortez Bridge went up, backing up traffic
on already congested Gulf Drive and over the Longboat
Whatmough said the problem is not only the bridge
opening times, it's all the growth in eastern Manatee
and Sarasota counties.
During the season, everyone wants to come to the
barrier islands. Add the winter visitors to the increased
number of residents heading to the islands, combined with
the bridge-opening times, and you have a traffic mess.
Changing the bridge opening times won't "solve
all the problem, but will be a step forward," he said.
Well, you can't have it both ways, said Jorgensen.
High-rise bridges are the norm along Florida's Intra-
coastal Waterway, everywhere except Anna Maria, he
Absolutely, said Donald Leeb of Cortez.
-The problem is there are no high-rise bridges to
the Island, thanks to political pressure from Islanders
when the Florida Department of Transportation pro-
posed such a measure 10 years ago, he said.
The Island cities and Longboat Key are "asking for
time changes on the bridges, but fought against high-
rise bridges. You can't have it both ways. The biggest
problem is the Cortez-Gulf Drive traffic light," Leeb
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Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore both said their respec-
tive city commissions are in favor of the proposal.
Longboat Keyr Commissioner George Spoll. had
planned to speak at the meeting, but was delayed nearly
90 minutes due to the traffic backup from Coitez Road
south on Gulf Drive and across the Longboat Pass
Bridge. He arrived just as 'the meeting ended.
Lieberum said that he and his staff would listen to
the comments and give a recommendation on any pos-
sible changes to the proposal in about 30 days. He did
not rule out just having the bridge opening time change
during the winter season.
"We'll consider every suggestion", he said.
Whatmough said whatever the Coast Guard's final
decision is, "I hope, it results in the greatest good for
the greatest number of people."
Until Lieberum returns with a final decision, call
the meeting a draw.
Holmes Beach resident Joan Perry said the prob-
lem is not the bridges, it's that too many cars are being
driven on roads not designed to handle all that traffic.
Sue Davidson of the Manatee Sailing Association
said the 1,000-plus members of her organization are
opposed to the changes and presented data from the
Florida Department of Transportation that said the pro-
posed bridge opening times would only save motorists
an average of two minutes per day.
The bridge opening times are not inconveniencing
the driving public, it's the traffic, she maintained.
The ultimate question, said boater Richard Pagano, is
"Who is to be inconvenienced the most?" The boater who
is struggling to maintain his or her position in the water
under difficult conditions, or the motorists who can sit
safely on the bridge while waiting for traffic to clear?
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By Diana Bogan
At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, March
29, Bradenton Beach police arrested Travis White,
21, Shawn Watkins, 24, and a juvenile, all from
Bradenton, for selling cocaine to an undercover
Based on prior information, the police offi-
cer called the suspects from a pay phone at the
Circle K at 100 Gulf Drive N., and spoke to White.
He arranged to purchase $100 worth of "crack"
cocaine, which White agreed to deliver.
The suspects arrived at the Circle K approxi-
mately 20 minutes later, backing into a parking
spot. The undercover officer approached the vehi-
cle and spoke to Watkins, who reportedly pro-
duced a clear plastic bag containing several pieces
of cocaine. The officer handed him $100 in pre-
marked bills, which Watkins handed to the juve-
nile to count.
In return, the officer was given 11 pieces of
cocaine and the suspect allegedly still had approx-
imately 15 pieces remaining in his bag. At this
time, the officer signaled to awaiting officers to
Beach renourishemt to start
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no response from the Corps.
Part of the problem, reasoned Goodloe, could be
that the Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project
is a county job using Federal Emergency Management
Agency funds with the Corps in control. That can often
lead to some political in-fighting with Goodloe Marine
caught in the middle, he said.
But the project is on pace to resume this week, he
added, noting that generally, the weather along Flori-
da's Gulf Coast in April and May is fairly benevolent.
Bradenton Beach Detective Lenard Diaz
attempted to block the vehicle, but it sped off
towards First Street North, where two police vehi-
cles were already staged.
The police units were clearly marked and had
their emergency lights on, but instead of yielding
the suspects drove around the first police car. In an
attempt to get away, they lost control and crashed
head-on into the second police vehicle. There was
minimal damage to both cars and no one was hurt.
The suspects were taken out of the vehicle at
gunpoint, handcuffed and searched. Watkins had the
premarked bills in hand in addition to more cash in
his pocket that was seized as drug money.
Despite having made comments to the under-
cover officer during the sale, White told the arrest-
ing officer he had no knowledge of the incident and
claimed to have been sleeping until the crash.
The bag with the remaining pieces of cocaine
that the undercover officer reportedly saw in Wat-
kins, possession after the sale was not found.
According to Diaz, all three suspects conspired
to and were actively involved in the delivery and
sale of cocaine, and all three were charged with the
"Let's pray this weather holds. If it cooperates,
we'll get this job done," he said.
Goodloe also said that contrary to Corps online
records, his company has already been paid $2.7 mil-
lion of the $4.9 million contract. The renourishment
effort is already 70 percent complete, he said, with just
about 4,000 more feet of beach to be renourished. The
project had reached 19th Street North in Bradenton
Beach before halting for the winter.
The company will also look at renourished areas
that may have been eroded by the numerous winter
storms and shore those areas up with more sand if
Anna Maria City
April 6, 11 a.m., city hall roof repair pre-bid confer-
April 10, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on comprehensive plan.
April 13, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
April 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Budget amendments, approval of engineering contract
for city canal dredging, discussion of ward redistricting
plans, approval of consultants for comp plan changes
for 1402 and 1404 Gulf Drive, agreement approval for
Waterfront Florida visioning plan, approval of consoli-
dation study and consent agenda.
April 11, 3 p.m., city commission "shade" meeting on
April 12, 6 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
April 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
April 6, 5:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce meeting on signs, Holmes Beach City
April 12, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operation Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Government offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key willbe closed Friday,
April 14, for Good Friday.
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Islander's annual auction to benefit the Manatee High School
art program ... donate a select item of your work or just join
the fun April 14 at the reception and silent auction hosted by
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Improved public lands, more beach in future
Charlie Hunsicker, director of conservation land
for Manatee County, came Saturday to talk to Save
Anna Maria Inc. at the Island Branch Library, where
Holmes Beach Civic Association members joined SAM
for refreshments and Hunsicker's talk. And, boy, can
Hunsicker began by updating his audience on the
current beach renourishment project, likening it to
home maintenance. "Adding sand maintains the asset
of the beach much like painting your home," he said.
"Healthy beaches produce fewer damage claims after
a storm in the beach renourishment world."
He said it's cost effective compared to the potential
loss, adding that in Manatee County, "we apply new
paint to the exterior every 8-10 years."
He said Congress provided $138 million to save
the important economy and property in Florida. "They
gave us the sand we would have had if not for the
storms to stay in our eight- to 10-year cycle of renour-
"Should we accept 100 percent funding to bring the
beach back to where we were? Yes, it was good for that
He said the present contractor will finish June 1 and
that will be it.
Additionally, however, the Federal Emergency
Management Agency has been authorized to rebuild
some of the lost beach that was not included in the cur-
rent Corps of Army Engineers' project.
At that time, while FEMA is paying the required
$1.2-1.5 million to mobilize a new dredge contractor
and add $200,000 worth of sand, Hunsicker said the
county is going to try to add sand to the north end of
the Island and Gulfside at Coquina Beach. "When we
do that, we can rebuild the Cortez groins to be utilized
by people fishers, surfers and others."
For the north end renourishment, Hunsicker said to
maintain added sand there will require the addition of
four groins 300 feet apart to stop erosion due to the
hacksaw effect of the tidal flow around the north end.
The groins are being planned around the two
houses that presently have hard seawalls jutting into the
Northwest Manatee County conservation areas are indicated in green.
"Over time, it may be cheaper to condemn and pur-
chase the properties, but the state doesn't do that here,"
He then moved to his intended talk about conserva-
tion lands, driving home the need to preserve and refur-
bish preservation lands with population comparisons.
In 2005, he said, 315,000 people resided in Mana-
tee County compared to 211,700 in 1990, and 12,000
new residents came here just last year, the same number
of folks that presently live in Palmetto.
And Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish at the 17th
Street levee, before Hurricane Katrina there were
85,000 homes and after the storm, six homes remained
with no water damage. To date, he said, only 55 homes
have been rebuilt.
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thankful for the Robinson Preserve in northwest Bra-
denton, where wetlands and a system of dikes and
waterways are being restored based on aerial photos
The dikes were built by farmers, presumably
around 1920, to prevent saltwater intrusion on adjacent
farmland, and those will be utilized in preparing nature
trails on the preserve.
Hunsicker also said that there will be a bridge from
just west of Palma Sola Causeway beaches on Manatee
Avenue leading north to the Robinson development, a
golf course and 20 homes adjacent to the preserve. The
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By Rick Catlin
In a sure "sign of the times," as at least part of the
Island moves toward a study on consolidation, the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a public
meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Holmes
Beach City Hall to discuss the "feasibility" of developing
a sign ordinance acceptable to all three Island cities.
"All three cities have adopted, or are currently
working on adopting, signage laws which will adversely
affect the Island's business community's ability to
attract customers to their businesses," said Don Schro-
der, chairman of the chamber board.
The three proposed or current sign ordinances have
parts that are "uncommon to each other and overly
restrictive to the Island businesses and their ability to
do daily commerce," he said.
"We are one Island," added Schroder, "and it is the
purpose of the meeting to try and craft one universal
signage law that would meet the needs of each city and
the business community as a whole."
He said he will ask each Island city to send a com-
missioner and the city planner to the meeting so that
everyone can "clearly understand the negative impact
the current and future ordinances will have on the
Island's business community."
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public land in the preserve and roads there will provide
a "loop" for vehicular traffic to avoid possible congestion
in a potential evacuation by providing an alternate route
north and then east to 75th Street in Bradenton.
On the south side of Perico Island, where the
county acquired a large area of waterfront that includes
a significant amount of uplands, Hunsicker promised
"our restoration plan will be very dramatic, but it will
bring back the shoreline property that once was."
He said the development company that owned the
land in the 1970s, including Pat Neal, who has sold the
7830 Cortez Road
(Just West Of 75th St.)
land at a bargain price to the county, bulldozed the area
and the native plants have not returned there. But the
county intends to remove the exotics and restore it to
its natural state.
Hunsicker said that of the 55,000 acres of land
presently in conservation countywide, acquired by the
county commission (25,000 acres), Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and the Southwest Florida
Water Management District, approximately 812 acres
are in the northwest Bradenton/Island area and 28,000
acres in the county are prime waterfront.
More people here in the future will appreciate what
the county has been able to amass in the way of pres-
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'Clang, clang, all aboard!'
Finally, we're bursting with success.
After years of trying, finally all the right agencies got
together to start up the Manatee Trolley in March 2002. Its
success and acceptance has built slowly until ridership
set a record March 11 with 2,787 riders.
Even Longboat Key officials, once vehement foes of the
private trolley that extended service to St. Armands Circle,
have now embraced our public trolley as a means to reduce
traffic congestion there.
Despite the holdup in traffic for stops and starts, factor
in the number of vehicles on the road if there were no trolley
and it's a no-brainer. And consider that Islanders have begun
to embrace this convenience for events and entertaining kids
and company and color the trolley a success.
Long live the trolley!
Sail through this
Last week's public hearing on changing the schedule for
timed bridge openings for the Cortez and Anna Maria Island
bridges pretty much raised the same old tired issues, which
boil down to "us" versus "them."
Motorists vs. sailors.
Sometimes hundreds of vehicles are halted when a
drawbridge is raised for a high-masted vessel. Those in
favor of the reduction to half-hour openings cited lost time,
fuel consumption and inconvenience as they argued for the
Boaters pointed to dangers in rough weather or strong
currents and argued to maintain the daytime schedule of
20-minute on-demand intervals..
But the U.S. Coast Guard pretty much said the boater
arguments don't hold water. Regulations provide for boater
emergencies by allowing them to signal the tender to open
the bridge if they believe they or their property is threat-
The change won't resolve traffic problems, but like the
trolley, it can help. We urge the change to half-hour open-
More groins? Groan
It will be interesting to see studies of water currents,
sand drift and erosion trends to support the addition of four
erosion-control structures off the north end of Anna Maria
Island, as we learned this week is in the planning stage for
the renourishment project in 2007-08.
Groins were the trend 40 years ago. After a while, it
was-learned the measure often did more harm than good and
adding sand was embraced to protect the shoreline. -
Are groins our solution for the Island's north-end ero-
sion? And what will be the effect farther down the beach?
We're sure to find out.
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Please be advised that the site where South Beach
Village is under construction is a construction site. Tres-
passing on this construction site is a third-degree felony.
I will prosecute anyone entering upon my property
to remove my signs, both personally against the person
removing the sign and against the city. In addition to
trespassing, I will prosecute for grand theft against
anyone or the city that removes my signs.
My signs were legally placed on this property at a
cost in excess of $1,000. If you intend to take them, you
will need to pay me for them. In this country, taking
my property, real estate personal property, or otherwise
for the benefit of the public, is illegal unless it is justly
compensated. Since the existing signs do not meet the
code, you are rendering them useless. The city must
pay for them to remove them.
If the city wants to remove the signs they must do
so through due process, not just come and steal my
Reed W. Mapes, president, Reed W. Mapes Inc.,
general partner, Tenth Street Development Co. LLC.
Transport at its finest
Who would have thought that Manatee County
would be worried that there would ever be too many
riders in one day on the Island trolley?
Indeed, that has happened. As mayor of Holmes
Beach, I receive e-mails on the number of riders daily,
which also includes shuttles from east county on week-
ends. I read a recent e-mail that staff was coming out to
the Island to make sure that the trolley can handle over
2,500 riders (yes, 2,500!) in one day.
This is public transportationat4its finest. We.now ..
know that public transportation will work. The county
and cities need to figure out a way to offer this service
in their areas.
It works as long as it is reliable and convenient to
the citizens. Good job,- Manatee County and Florida
Department of Transportation.
Carol Whitmore, mayor, Holmes Beach
Bridge time changes
On March 29, a meeting was held at Holmes Beach
City Hall to seek comments on U.S. Coast Guard con-
sideration to change.bridge opening times to every half-
hour. This matter enjoys the expressed approval of all
three Island mayors, for good reason.
Unfortunately, almost all of about a dozen speakers
were masted boat owners. The meeting was chaired by
Mr. Lieberum, the bridge management specialist from
USCG's Seventh District in Miami. It seemed his inter-
ests were oriented to the desires of his constituents.
Endangerments while holding for openings, spe-
cifically citing swift currents and narrow holding space,
were offered. USCG charts show the current at the
bay's venturi at Cortez Bridge to be 6/10th of a knot.
We have measured it by legitimate procedures at the
worst tide we could find just north of the Manatee
Avenue bridge and found it to be 1/15th of a knot.
The basin at Cortez is huge, yet criticism was
offered about the inability to safely hold awaiting open-
ings. Masted vessels frequently hold two football fields
away, greatly exacerbating the open time.
Megabridges also received admiration, disregarding the
factuality of probable chaos to our hurricane evacuations.
The best solution for everyone, already ignored by the
USCG, is for staggered half-hour openings, hourly and on
the half-hour, and 15 and 45 minutes. The slowest sailboats
(27-foot) could arrive at the scheduled opening and cruise
the 2.09 miles to pass the next bascule as it opened.
For some speakers, the ICW is "intracoastal," not
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Why not a generic plan?
Why so many senior Island citizens are shocked
about how complicated that new Medicare drug
plan is, I'll never know. That's because the medi-
cal profession has made their intention to continu-
ally confuse us elders quite obvious for some time
It all started a few years ago, I believe, when
they decided to come up with what they said was
tops on pill bottles that were designed to keep the
kids out of our drugs. It supposedly did that alright,
but it.also made it next to impossible for anybody
over 65 to get those tops off those bottles without
the help of their grandchildren.
Then came the practice of the doctors' offices
calling us the day before our appointments to
remind us of when we were expected to show up.
They obviously do not, however, tell the doctors
when we're coming. Instead, they fill the tables
in their offices with magazines-but never do they
include Cosmopolitan -to read while we spend
that hour or so waiting to see Dr. Him or Her.
And even when they finally get the patients
with patience from the reception area into one of
the side rooms, they always say: "The Doctor will
be with you in a minute." And when he or she
finally does show up, I'm always annoyed when
they ask: "How are you today?" That's because, if
I knew the answer to that, I wouldn't be there.
Drug stores are part of that profession's con-
fusion plan, too. That's why they always put the
pharmacist way back in the rear of the store. That
way, to pick up our prescriptions, we have to walk
past the candy, cigarettes and other stuff like that in
the front, stuff which we purchased in the past that
often require our presence there now at the drug
Some drug stores even sell all sorts of alcohol
- not just the rubbing kind.
The drug companies themselves are part of the
industry's plan, too. Read their ads and you'll see
what I mean. Like the one that says that if you take
their brand of sleeping pill, you'll never suffer from
Maybe that's true. But if you look at the fine
print on the bottom of the colorful ad page, you'll
read about how you may indeed, sleep, but there's
no promise that you might not, when awake, wind
up with some side effects like, for instance, more
aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agita-
tion, hallucinations, and even suicidal thoughts.
So apparently you have to decide with.a mini-
mum of warning whether a good night's sleep is
worth the possible risk of a very exciting day.
My favorite is an ad'for a drug designed, they
say, to treat allergies. Go ahead and try it if you
want, but they fine-print warn you to look out for
possible resulting stomach pain, heartburn, fever,
stuffy nose, flu, dizziness, headache, rash and a
number of other things that made me live with the
allergy especially not on drugs like that.
I'm not going to get into here about hospitals'
role in all this. In fact, I never want to get into any
hospital again, I hope, except to visit friends and
Anyway, there are two people who deserve
some thanks for what they have done to un-confuse
all the above.
Like I really appreciate whoever invented the
idea of generic medicine. Thanks to him or her,
we only pay as much for any medicine now as we
should have paid for the original in the first place.
And then there's Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who came
up some years ago with the single final solution to
all medical problems. If you'd ever like to get in
touch with him, I have a gift certificate for a free
visit with him that a former friend gave me that I'll
share with you.
But back to my original concern: What we
obviously need is a generic version of this new
Medicare drug program. If such a plan ever shows
up and if you understand it, please give me a call.
In the April 4, 1996, issue of The Islander,
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
informed Anna Maria city commissioners that the city
had no choice but to join an interlocal agreement
with Manatee County for stormwater management. The.
commission had voted to opt out of the agreement
rather than give an additional $7,000 to the county for
an additional phase of the stormwater plan.
Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
has formed a committee to investigate a recall of
current mayor Leroy Arnold, claiming Arnold is hurt-
ing the image of the city, particularly since he ques-
tioned the religious and sexual preferences of two city
staff members. Three members of the city commission
called on Arnold to resign after that incident.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Van Wagoner said he
plans to crack down on bars that have been the subject
of noise complaints recently, particularly after 10 p.m.,
when loudspeakers are prohibited by ordinance.
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Wind insurance rules unfair to Islanders
By Rick Catlin
As just about any Anna Maria Island home and
property owner can tell you, it pays to live within 1,000
feet of the Gulf of Mexico.
Well, it doesn't exactly pay, but it sure saves you a
heck of a lot of money when it comes time to get wind
That's because the Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation operated by the State of Florida will only
issue a wind insurance policy read "Hurricane insur-
ance" on an Island home or business building if it's
within 1,000 feet of the Gulf of Mexico.
Sorry about that for most of you business and home
owners on the bayside that fall outside the 1,000-foot
But not so in Sarasota and on Longboat Key, where
both cities are designated by the state in a "V-zone" and
eligible for its cheap wind insurance policies, saving
taxpayers in those cities millions of dollars annually.
"That's unequitable," said Christiaan Huth of
Oswald Trippe Insurance in Holmes Beach, whose
office is just about 1,300 feet from the Gulf, and thus
doesn't qualify for Citizens.
If you're in the designated wind zone, Huth said
he has a number of companies, particularly the Hart-
ford, that will offer an owner an attractive homeown-
er's insurance policy because it doesn't have to cover
wind damage from a hurricane. And flood insurance
is covered by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency. Outside the V-zone, however, get your check-
The wind zones established by the state several
years ago are not fair decisions, maintained Huth. "In
Sarasota, you can get a low-cost wind policy and you
might be almost to Interstate 75, about five miles from
On Anna Maria Island, homeowners outside the
1,000-foot zone can still get wind insurance, but the
premiums don't come cheap. For business owners in
that same area, it's impossible to get wind insurance,
For example, Huth recently wrote a homeowner's
policy for a Gulffront home. The annual premium with-
out the wind insurance was $700, while Citizens wind
insurance was $2,300, totaling $3,000.
"That same home in Key Royale in Holmes Beach
would have to pay about $4,500 for property and wind
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If that sounds high, consider the case of one Island
resident who purchased a $1 million house, then found
it was 100 feet outside the wind zone. His private wind
insurance cost $17,000 a year, while his homeowner's
insurance premium is around $1,500 annually.
In another odd twist, Citizens can write a com-
mercial wind policy anywhere within the Sarasota
and Longboat Key city limits, but must maintain the
1,000-foot restriction on Anna Maria.
That means people looking to purchase their busi-
ness as a "condominium," such as those in Bayview
Plaza in Anna Maria, are caught in the bureaucratic
mess. Citizens doesn't consider Anna Maria's bayside
waters to be part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bayview Plaza business owners need wind insur-
ance to get a mortgage to buy their location, but can't
get wind insurance anywhere. Therefore, they can't
buy their units and are stuck paying the ever-increasing
rents due to spiraling taxation.
"Citizens won't write a policy for commercial
space on the Island not within 1,000 feet of the Gulf,
but will everywhere in Sarasota because the entire city
has been placed in the wind insurance-eligible zone,"
In an effort to get some equal protection, a number
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Island's V-zone designation, and they've enlisted the
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"I sympathize with people who can't get wind
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high premium for their house. We'll do all we can to
help find them insurance at the best price.
"I just wonder why Sarasota gets wind insurance
almost five miles from the Gulf, while some people
here are just 1,200 feet away and can't get a policy."
Woman's Club finale
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, first
organized in 1941, sadly will hold its last luncheon at
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, Bradenton Beach.
The club has only some 20 members now in con-
trast to more than 100 members in 1996, and spokes-
person Marian Van Winkle said the April meeting will
be the last meeting prior to disbanding. The luncheon
will be proceeded by funding awards to four commu-
For information or reservations, call club president
Nancy Dunne at 778-4060.
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Holmes Beach postpones cell tower addition
By Rick Catlin
Citing the need for more public input, Holmes
Beach city commissioners March 28 held off on
making a decision on a request for a special exception
by cell phone carrier Metro PCS to add a fourth antenna
array to the existing cell tower at the Smith Realtors
building on Marina Drive.
Commissioners also wanted more time to study the
structural engineering report provided by Harlan Ginn
of Metro PCS on the stress another antenna would have
on the tower. The commission wants to ensure that the
tower can still withstand 141 mph winds as indicated
when the tower was originally built in 1997. Ginn's
report indicated another antenna would not exceed the
Acting commission chairman Roger Lutz said he
believed everyone "needs to be heard" on the request,
but agreed the commission probably has "no choice"
but to grant the exception.
The original ordinance creating the cell tower only
provides for four antennas. The request by Metro PCS
would add a fifth antenna, but if the company is turned
down, under the existing ordinance it could simply
build its own cell tower in another location in the city.
Ginn said the structural engineering report has been
on file with the city since March 2005, when the com-
pany first applied for a permit to add another antenna.
He said Metro PCS is the "newest" player in
the cell phone industry and already has 170 antennas
around the country, but all of them are "co-locations"
on existing towers. On occasion, he said, the company
has forgone a tower location because its own engineers
have noted that the addition of another antenna would
put too much stress on the tower. That's not the case
in Holmes Beach, according to the engineering report
submitted by Ginn.
Susan Longo of the building department said about
12 nearby residents have come in to look at the plans
and were originally concerned that the tower was going
to be higher or bigger with the addition.
Longo noted that if the original ordinance had
granted space for a-fifth antenna, Metro PCS would
have no need to go- though the special exception pr o
cess. The tower current) has four antennas, three for
private cell phone carriers and one for public use by
fire, police and emergency services.
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She also said the department gets structural reports
on cell towers in the city "all the time" and the owners
of this tower are required by ordinance to submit a full
structural report at the end of its first 10 years of exis-
tence. That report would be due in 2007.
Fine, said Lutz, but he and other commissioners
would still like more public input and continued the
public hearing until April 25.
In other business, City Treasurer Rick Ashley gave
an update on the Grassy Point Nature Preserve and said
the city and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program have
joined forces to clean out the exotic plants in the area
as part of "Phase I" of the project.
Funding for the cleanup will come from grants that
the SBEP will obtain, he indicated.
Phase 2 of the plan would include creation of an
estuary, public access and possible boardwalks and a
nature path, he said, but that's in the future. The plan
now is just to get Phase 1 completed.
Phase 2 would require an extensive amount of local
and state permits and would require "major dollars" to
Key Royale Bridge
The commission also agreed to authorize Mayor
Carol Whitmore to provide the Florida Department of
Transportation with an additional $138,000 deposit for
Cortez Native Picnic reverts
to Fulford Fish House
The old school and its grounds are not ready for
a picnic but the picnickers are. So the annual Cortez
Natives Picnic will be back at its old stand, the Fulford
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hosted the event for many years, and will be pressed
into service again this year. The potluck picnic will be
there from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. April 8.
It's not limited to "certified natives," said Mary Ful-
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the Key Royale Bridge project.
Ashley said the DOT had contacted the city
recently to indicate the increase cost for construction
is for the construction engineering inspection report,
which was done by a private firm, not the DOT.
He said the DOT has assured him there are no more
costs to be added to the already $2.95 million project,
which should begin this summer and take about nine
months to complete, the DOT has said.
The .good news, Ashley said, is that the city is
slated to get all the money it borrows for the bridge
- excluding interest back in the 2007-08 DOT
The original DOT estimate two years ago for a new
Key Royale Bridge was $1.8 million, a figure that has
steadily increased as construction costs have risen. The
DOT was scheduled to begin the project in January, but
changed that in December to "within a few months."
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$174,000 and in March 2006for $445,000. It was on
market for 237 days. Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson
Island real estate sales
2101 Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,248 sfla/
1,920 sfur 2bed/lbath bayfront pool home built in 1956
on a 89x100 lot was sold 03/16/06, Depasse to McKee
3801 E. Bay Drive, Unit 209, Sunbow Bay, Holmes
Beach, a 1,146 sfla / 1,247 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1981 was sold 03/14/06, Menard to Johnston for
$445,000; list $460,000.
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Auditions coming up
for two plays
With "Chapter Two" still playing to packed houses,
the Island Players are setting up two more productions
and planning auditions for performers.
The Island Players still have room for a few more
members of the audience for the Neil Simon classic
comedy "Chapter Two," which runs through April 9 at
the Island theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Tickets at $15 are available at the box office or by
Meanwhile, Shakespeare is coming back and start-
ing to claim Island Players' attention for the July 12-16
production. This summer's "Shakespeare on the Island"
will be "As You Like It," directed by Kelly Wynn
Before that, though, will come the final. Island
Players production of the regular season, "Mixed Emo-
tions," by Richard Baer. Auditions for three men's parts
and one woman's were last Sunday. The play will be
staged May 18 through 28.
Auditions for the Shakespeare production will be
Sunday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Island Players'
theater. Aware that it is Easter Sunday, director Wood-
land apologized and promised follow-up auditions.
No preparation is necessary, explained Woodland,
who will have those auditioning read scenes from the
play. Those interested are to show up a little early to fill
out a form and have photos taken.
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Rehabilitated turtle back to Gulf
Whitney, a green sea turtle rehabilitated by Mote
.Marine Laboratory, was going home to the sea Wednes-
day morning, April 5.
It was being released about 9 a.m. at the boat ramp
next to Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway
St., on the north end of Longboat Key.
Chief among the juvenile turtle well-wishers was
Dr. Charles Manire, the head veterinarian at Mote
who took care of Whitney. The juvenile turtle was
stranded on Longboat Dec. 27, dehydrated and very
week, Manire said.
Turtle activity will warm up soon with the weather,
Mote staffers noted, with the marine turtle-nesting
season opening May 1 on Gulf beaches. Between then
and Oct. 31, when the nesting officially ends, turtles
will come ashore at night to make nests, leaving easily
identified trails crawls that look like big zippers
as a result of their large flippers.
Manatee High School art student Ashley Lane, an
Island resident in the top 10 percent of graduating
seniors, prepared artwork to promote the annual
"For Art's Sake" show to be used in flyers, invitations
and advertising in The Islander.
Calling all artists, art lovers
You're invited to a silent auction and artist recep-
tion at The Islander newspaper office April 14 an
annual affair that in the past has raised more funds for
the art department at Manatee High School than the
department's annual budget.
Featured art works in the auction are contributed by
local artists and all proceeds go toward art supplies and
equipment for MHS where Islander-artist Rob Reiber
is a teacher.
This year, according to Reiber, the students are also
working on projects that will be offered in the silent
auction a learning experience for most of them, he
said, because most haven't ventured into selling their
Work at last year's event by Woody Candish,
Rhea Chiles, Sue Curry, Joe Hutchinson, Linda Molto,
Ines Norman, Price, Reiber, Andre Renard, Richard
Thomas, and Joan and Carl Voyles were among more
than than 60 items offered to the top bidders.
Based on the success of previous year's events,
many artists have already offered to participate in the
fifth annual "For Art's Sake." To add your art to the
show, call The Islander's event coordinator Carrie Price
at 747-9397 or The Islander at 778-7978.
The event be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
April 14, on the sidewalk at the newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments are provided
by The Islander.
Donated works range from sculpture to original oil
paintings to watercolors, prints, custom jewelry and
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Family and friends
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Palm Sunday, Easter
By Jim Hanson
Churches on Anna Maria Island will have spe-
cial services Palm Sunday, April 9, and throughout
Easter Week, culminating in the sunrise service
Easter morning before each church's Easter obser-
The annual sunrise service will begin at 6:30 Easter
morning, the 42nd Easter service arranged and spon-
sored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the
public beach where Manatee Avenue meets the Gulf of
Other special observances of Easter Week by the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638, the Rev. Harry
Palm Sunday, services at 8 and 10 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Holy Eucharist
at 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.;
Holy Eucharist and foot-washing at 7 p.m.; stripping
of the altar at 8 p.m.
Good Friday Vigil in the Memorial Gardens at 8
a.m.; liturgy at noon; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, First Mass of the Easter Rite with
organ music and choir at 7:30 a.m.; Choral Eucharist
with choir at 9 a.m.; Festival Mass with choir at 11
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1813, the Rev. John
Palm Sunday, regular services with distribution of
palms, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, Last Supper service and foot-
washing at 10:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Good Friday, worship services at 10:30 a.m. and
Easter Sunday, worship services at 8 and 10:30
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, (727) 433-2584, the
Rev. Stephen King, pastor.
Palm Sunday, worship service with distribution of
palms at 9:30 a.m.
Easter Sunday, regular 9:30 service.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, 778-0719, the Rev: Dale Lawson,
Normal services, Bible Study at 9:30 a.m., wor-
ship service at 10:50 a.m., no evening service on
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, 383-6491, the Rev. Kenneth Gill, pastor.
Maundy Thursday, supper and Communion at 5:50
Good Friday, special Good Friday service, noon to
-Easter Sunday, sunrise service with Pastor Gill
speaking at 6 a.m.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, 778-0414, the Rev. Batey,
Palm Sunday, worship services and processional
with palms, 9 and 11 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, Holy Communion service.in the
sanctuary at 7 p.m.
Good Friday, worship service with special music
in the chapel at noon.
Easter Sunday, worship service at 9 and 11 a.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-4769, the Rev. Robert
Palm Sunday Vigil, Masses at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, April 8.
Palm Sunday, Masses at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon.
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7
Good Friday, Divine Mercy service at 8:30 a.m.;
stations of the cross at noon; Passion of Our Lord at 3
Holy Saturday, Divine Mercy service at 8:30 a.m.;
blessing of Easter baskets at 11 a.m.; Easter Vigil Mass
at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Masses at 6:30, 8 and 10 a.m. and
at noon, with Divine Mercy Service following the noon
ilas ... . .. .
Hannah Pate, left, 18 and a senior at Palmetto High
School is emerging artist for the month of April at the
Anna Maria Island Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes
Beach. She plans to attend the University of Florida
and major in fine arts with a goal of teaching high
school. Her sculptured pottery bust of James Weichel,
a deaf boy who attends her church, isfired clay with
a verdigris copper finish. Pate was joined at the Guild
Gallery by her art teacher, Daniel Wolfe, and guild
founder Genevieve Alban. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
National Library, Poetry
Two special weeks are being observed by the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
National Library Week runs through April 7, and it
is being noted in a big way.
Tuesday, April 11, Friends of the Island Library
will sponsor a special observance of National Poetry
Week with Lucia Blinn of Longboat Key reading from
her book, "Lucia, Passing for Normal."
Authors will be here from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday
and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Local luminaries will
include Ralph Hunter, Andrew Clyde Little, Carolyne
Norwood, Gene Ciliberti, Jolie Bell, Ralph Fondes,
James Macomber and others.
Other highlights of the library's April program
Monday, April 10, Internet class, 8:30 a.m.,
with advance registration required through calling
Wednesday, April 12, Friends Book Club meeting,
Friday, April 21, Friends board meeting, 9:30
Saturday, April 8, family origami, 10:30 a.m.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Ann Marie Thorpe needs bail money. Islander Photo:
Busted for a good cause
Ann Marie Thorpe of the Anna Maria city staff
needs your help.
She's being arrested today, Wednesday, April 5, by
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies and carted
off to the city jail at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society at 402 Pine Ave., where she will remain behind
bars from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until her "bail" is raised
by generous citizens and residents.
All money for her bail will be donated to the Mana-
tee County Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Ann
Marie is hoping to eclipse last year's bail of $2,200.
"Please come down and help get me out," pleaded
Ann Marie as she was being led off to the pokey,.
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Wednesday, April 5
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at Anna Maria City Pier,
100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.
10 a.m. to noon National Library Week meet and greet
featuring authors and illustrators Gene Ciliberti, Charles Entwistle
and Siegfried Mauritz at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
11:30 a.m.- Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island final lun-
cheon before disbanding at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: Nancy Dunne,
778-4060. Fee applies.
12:30 to 4 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
2p.m. Sarah Pappas, president of Manatee Community
College, presentation at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-2299.
3 to 5p.m. National Library Week meet and greet fea-
turing authors and illustrators Jude Hatcher Bangs, H. Terrell
Griffin, James Macomber and Bruce Allen Wallis at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
5 to 7p.m. --Book fair and spaghetti dinner prepared by the
Sandbar at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies for dinner.
6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for Italo Botti exhibit at Wal-
lace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, No. 103, Longboat Key.
Thursday, April 6
10 a.m. to noon National Library Week meet and greet
featuring authors and illustrators Jolie Bell, Ralph Fondes,
Justin Noyes, Joan Condon and Patricia McCroy at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
6 p.m. Manatee Personal Computer Users Group meet-
ing at the Landing in Freedom Village Retirement Center, 6501
17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-7320.
Friday, April 7
10 a.m. to noon National Library Week meet and greet
featuring authors and illustrators Gene Ciliberti, H.Terrell Griffin
and James Macomber at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artists reception at the Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Informa-
7p.m. -The Living Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
6 to 9:30 p.m. Artwalk at Village of the Arts, between
Ninth and 14th streets west, Bradenton. Information: 747-0823.
Saturday, April 8
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting with guest Jack Fones
presenting "Writing for Fun and Groceries" at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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"twist" sponsored by the Rotary Club of Anna Maria American
Cancer Society Relay for Life Team at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Donation requested.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Block party at Island Baptist Church,
8505 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
10:30 a.m. Family origami at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cortez Native Picnic at the Fulford
Fish House in Cortez Village. Information: 795-7121.
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Kids Day at the Manatee
Family YMCA, 3805 59th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artwalk at Village of the Arts, between
Ninth and 14th streets west, Bradenton. Information: 747-0823.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cancer prevention and survival cook-
ing course at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Six-week course.
Noon to 4:30 p.m. Astronomy day activities at the
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St.W., Bradenton. Information:
3 to 5 p.m. "Beads Galore" trunk sale featuring Chloe's
Bead Shop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-190.8.
6:30 to 10p.m. Sidewalk astronomy observing at Bishop
Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.
Monday, April 10
8:30 a.m.-- Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration: 778-6341.
10 a.m. Widowed persons support group meeting with
guest speaker Ava Ehde, Island Branch Library manager, at
the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
1 to 3 p.m. Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFerve
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Tuesday, April 11
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. Infor-
10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library present
poet and author Lucia-Blinn at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club lunch meeting
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 713-0042.
Wednesday, April 12
Noon Minnesota Club poolside picnic at the Bradenton
Elks Club, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3573.
12:30 to 4p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Stepping-stone craft class continued
from April 10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
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Church for the "Living Stations of the Cross," a dra-
matic play being presented by the church in its activ-
ity center. The first night's performance March 31,
pictured above, was well attended, and another per-
formance will be at 7p.m. Friday, April 7, at the
church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Everyone is welcome
and a free-will offering will be taken. For informa-
tion, call 778-4769. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
by Beth Reynolds at Manatee Community College fine art gal-
lery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through April 6. Information:
Shakespeare on the Bay "The Comedy of Errors" at Powel
Crosley Estate, One Seagate Drive, 8374 N.Tamiami Trail, Sara-
sota, through April 7. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
*"Chapter Two" at the Island Players, Pine Avenue and Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, through April 9. Information: 778-5755. Fee
Island fiber artist Cyndy Custis celebrates 30 years of
weaving with a display at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information: 779-9118.
"Spring Has Arrived" exhibit by Ann Terhardt at All Angels
Episcopal Church By the Sea, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key, through April 30. Information: 751-0266.
"The New World in the Eyes of Explorers" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through June 4.
Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Laboratory
Blood drive at Pinnacle Medical Center April 13.
ART for Kid's Sake at the Islander office'April 14.
Easter Egg hunt at G.T.Bray Park April 15.
Blaize Clement book signing at Circle Books April 15.
Summer Shakespeare auditions for Island Players April 16.
Easier sunrise service at Manaiee Public Beac. April 16.
Blood drive at Island Fitness April 17.
Earth Week at Mote Marine April 17-23.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 27, 200 block of Palm Avenue, criminal
mischief. Two doors of a car parked in a driveway were
March 28, 100 block of Beach Avenue, informa-
tion. According to the report, 20 vinyl slats were pulled
off a fence. The deputy was able to put the slats back
March 28, 100 block of Maple Avenue, criminal
mischief. According to the report, six fence slats were
pulled from a fence. Two were damaged and, accord-
ing to the report, the other four can be replaced with
March 29, 500 block of Pine Avenue, burglary.
Items were stolen from a woman's unlocked vehicle.
March 13, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, drug
arrest. According to the report, an officer saw Charles
Campbell, 27, of Bradenton, heading to the beach with
his surfboard and advised him that the beach is closed
after midnight. The officer believed Campbell to be
intoxicated and conducted a "pat down" in which he
found a can of beer a violation of city ordinance -
and one gram of marijuana.
March 18, 100 block of Third Street South, drug
arrest. An officer received a tip that four people had
pooled their money to purchase cocaine in Bradenton
and would be returning to Bradenton Beach. When
the officer saw the vehicle in question enter the city,
he stopped the vehicle. Inside the vehicle the officer
reportedly found a pipe used to smoke cocaine in the
center console and another in a black bag in the trunk
of the car. Jerry Hamilton, 47, of Bradenton Beach, was
given a notice to appear for the pipe found in the center
console, where the officer also found some type of pill
that the suspect claimed was Tylenol.
Beth Guglietti, 24, of Holmes Beach, a passenger
in the car, was arrested after the officer discovered
12 pieces of cocaine, a glass pipe and a second pipe
containing marijuana in her purse. Guglietti was also
wanted on a Manatee County warrant for violation of
March 27, 100 block of Third Street South, drug
arrest. An officer received a tip indicating that Chris Cock-
rell, 33, of Bradenton Beach, left the city with two other
persons in a vehicle after allegedly conspiring to purchase
drugs from a dealer in Bradenton. The officer waited in an
area near the residence where the suspects were expected
to return. The officer then stopped the vehicle and several
pieces of cocaine were found in the search. Cockrell and
Mike Avvenire, 43, of Bradenton Beach, were arrested
for possession of cocaine and the driver was arrested for
driving with a suspended license.
March 24, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, criminal
mischief. A witness reported that she saw a teenage girl
scratch a car with a key. The car belonged to a store
March 25, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, theft.
A woman reported that her cigarette case containing
her driver's license, credit card and some cash were
stolen while she was at the bar.
March 25, 6700 Gulf Drive, Gulf Place Apartments,
theft. A woman claimed that some gold necklaces kept
in a drawer in a walk-in closet were missing.
March 25, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach, drug. A patrol officer was approached by a
woman upset that a man was sitting on the beach drink-
ing alcohol and allegedly selling drugs. The officer
approached Donald McFee, 23, of Bradenton, who was
sitting on the beach with a half-empty bottle of whis-
key. A routine search resulted in the discovery of less
than 20 grams of marijuana in McFee's backpack. He
was given a notice to appear in addition to a trespass
March 25, 4700 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach, trespass warning. A lifeguard contacted police
regarding two males drinking on the beach and alleg-
edly bothering young females. The officer located the
men, who were in possession of an open bottle of beer.
They were reportedly advised that alcohol was not per-
mitted and given a trespass warning. Later the same
afternoon, the same patrol officer saw the two men sit-
'Wanted' in Holmes Beach:
With the recent departure of Holmes Beach
deputy city clerk Angela Sain to a position with
Manatee County, the city is looking for a replace-
"We're looking for someone with a knowl-
edge of records management," said City Clerk
"It would also be helpful if a candidate has
previous city administration experience, but that's
not a requirement," she added.
The salary range is $31,700 to $37,500 annu-
ally, depending upon experience, and the position
Applications may be picked up at the Holmes
Beach City Hall and anyone who needs more
information can call Bennett at 708-5800, ext.
ting in the patio area of the public beach and both were
arrested for trespassing.
March 26, 500 block of 75th Street, burglary.
According to the report, a wallet and loaded pistol were
stolen from an unlocked car.
March 28, 100 block of 36th street, theft. Two men
reported their bikes stolen.
March 28, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, fraud.
A woman reported that she paid a man upfront for sup-
plies to fence her yard, but he had not returned to com-
plete the work.
March 29, 200 block of Spruce Street, Anna Maria,
criminal mischief. An officer responded to an incident
in which the front fender of a woman's car had been
kicked in. The woman told the officer there had been
a disturbance earlier in the day with several- people
upset over parking tickets that had been issued and she
believed one of these people may be to blame for kick-
ing her car. According to the report, the car was ille-
gally parked and had clearly been vandalized.
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Islander is busy
Hernando de Soto
By Jim Hanson
Tom Sprenger of Holmes Beach is winding up one
of the busiest years of an eventful life. He is the Her-
nando de Soto of the celebration now in full swing.
It is the annual De Soto Heritage Festival, one of
the premier events of Manatee County and the culmina-
tion of 12 months of activities by the Hernando de Soto
The next big offering of the festival is the children's
parade in Palmetto Friday, April 14.
The decidedly informal De Soto Bottle Boat
Regatta will be just south of the Palma Sola Causeway
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22. A musical
and fashion show will be at 2:30 and 7:30 pm. Tuesday,
April 25, at the municipal auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota
Blvd., and the De Soto Ball in the same location at 8
p.m. Friday, April 28.
Climaxing the big celebration will be two events
on Saturday, April 29 the 5K Run at 6:45 p.m. on
Manatee Avenue, and the annual De Soto Grand Parade
starting at 7 p.m. on Ninth Avenue, north on 39th Street
to Manatee Avenue and then back to Ninth.
Hernando de Soto, aka Sprenger, is appropriately
bearded with facial decoration he started growing last year
when he announced his candidacy for the society's top posi-
tion. He lives on Anna Maria Island and in Bradenton.
He is a retired orthopedic surgeon and Army
Reserve brigadier general. He served in the medical
branch of the reserve until he decided to become a gen-
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Visitation was April 3 and services April 4. Brown and
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She is survived by son Allen; brother Donald Stevens; and
Ralph E. Shackett
Ralph E. Shackett, 65, of Holmes Beach, died March 29.
Born in Suncook, N.H., Mr. Shackett grew up in Bristol, N.H.
He served as selectman and was a member of the planning board and
budget committee in Bristol, and later as state representative for the
Newfound area. He was an educator and coach in Wiscassett, Maine,
and at Bristol High School. He was owner of Shackett's Store in Bris-
tol. He was an honorary member of the Bristol Rotary Club. He was
a past member of the New Hampton Board of Trustees, the Laconia
Hospital Board of Directors, and director at the former Bristol Bank.
He was a member of the board of directors for the Associated Growers
of New England. He was a communicant of St. Timothy Church in
Bristol and St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
A gathering of friends will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April
6, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp
Mayhew, P.O. Box 120, Bristol NH, or to the Ralph Shackett Scholar-
ship, care of The New Hampton School, 70 Main St., New Hampton
He is survived by daughter Jennifer Berry of New Hampton; sons
Jeff and Jon, both of Bristol; sister Shirley Gilbert of Manchester; brother
Charles of Laconia; and six grandchildren.
Doris I. Spencer
Doris I. Spencer, 72, of Bradenton and formerly Anna Maria
Island, died April 2.
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School and the Anna Maria Island Community Center. She worked
in the restaurant business for more than 40 years, including at Patti-
george's on Longboat Key. She was a member of TOPS, and served
as its president.
Memorial services were April 4. Memorial contributions may
be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238, or the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301
Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205. Shannon Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband of 51 years Ballard C. Jr.; daugh-
ters Emily C. and Debra of Bradenton; and brothers David L. Motter
of Shiloh, Ohio, Stanley D. Motter of Ashland, Ohio, and John D.
Motter of Peace Dale, R.I.
Betty Jane Steel
Betty Jane Steel, 81, of Bradenton, died March 31.
Mrs. Steel was born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. Kicliter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James 'Marty' L. Stone
James "Marty" L. Stone, 70, of Holmes Beach and Bradenton,
died Feb. 19.
Mr. Stone was born in Rossville, Ga., and moved to Bradenton
from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., in 1998. He was an international
businessman, world traveler and president of PA Industries. He
appreciated good food and fine dining.
Memorial services were held on Lookout Mountain March
He is survived by wife Jean; sons Jamie and Kevin; daughter
Pam; brother William G.; niece Patti Marifjeren and Steve LeCroy;
and four grandchildren.
Barbara A. Wright
Barbara A. Wright, 91, of Bradenton, died March 25.
Ms. Wright owned and operated a photography studio for
many years. She ~ as a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Graveside services will be private. Mansion Memorial Funeral
Home, Ellenton, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by brother Steve and sisters Helen and Josie.
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No treat for this Anna Maria family to say goodbye
By Rick Catlin
When Jo Ann Mattick and her family opened the
Tropical Treats and Eats at 9903 Gulf Drive in Anna
Maria two years ago, they thought they had found the
perfect family business.
Indeed, they had almost.
"Everything was great," said Jo Ann. "We estab-
lished a great customer base and people kept us busy
all day. The restaurant was making money and we had
established a great reputation."
It was the perfect family business except for the.
Jo Ann along with son John and daughter-in-law
Marcia and son-in-law Roger Bouchard and daughter
Becky made the decision last month to close Tropical
Treats because there was no "family" in operating a
restaurant that demanded so much time away from the
"It was a tough decision," said Jo Ann, the matri-
arch of the family that also owns the Pine Avenue Gen-
eral Store in Anna Maria.
The family had originally intended Tropical Treats
to specialize in ice cream, but the demand for short-
order meals quickly outpaced the ice cream business.
And preparing and serving food, noted Jo Ann, is
extremely "labor intensive."
After two years the business was doing great, while
family life was suffering..
With the popularity of Tropical Treats growing
almost daily, John, Marcia and Becky found they had
no time on weekends for their own children because
the business had to be open on Saturday and Sunday to
accommodate the weekend visitors to the Island.
But Becky Bouchard, the chief cook at the restau-
rant, is also a registered nurse. She got an offer last
month from Manatee Memorial Hospital and quickly
realized she would have a lot more time to spend with
her two children if she went back to nursing.
"She has two young children and had absolutely no
Board backtracks on extending ROR district
By Rick Catlin
An extension of Anna Maria's retail-office-residen-
tial district from Pine Avenue south on Gulf Drive to
Palmetto Avenue in the city's future land-use map now
under revision was put on hold March 27 by the plan-
ning and zoning board after two members changed their
"votes" on expanding the district.
Although not allowed to vote at a worksession, the
board consensus at its Feb. 6 meeting was to extend
the district currently only along Pine Avenue- on
both the east and west sides of Gulf Drive south from
Pine Avenue to Palmetto. The area is. presently a mix
of commercial and residential uses.
Board members Margaret Jenkins and Jim Conoly
said that after careful consideration of the issue and
a public outcry from a number of residents along the
affected area they've changed their minds. Jenkins
said she reconsidered and now believes "the present
amount of commercial property" in the city is enough.
"I did iot realize at the time that it [the ROR dis-
trict] would extend as far as Palmetto," she said.
Conoly said his position was that people who
bought their property as residential in a residential
neighborhood should have that neighborhood pro-
tected. There's no need for more commercial or ROR
area in the city.
That decision put the board back to square one
to make a recommendation on the proposed FLUM,
which has stirred considerable controversy since pre-
sented to the board by the ad hoc comprehensive plan
review committee last August.
Board member Randall Stover said he would not
oppose changing the land-use designation back to resi-
dential, but newly elected board chairperson Fran Bar-
ford noted there were some "problems" with other
properties in the affected area.
"There are obviously some issues," said Barford,
who asked Tony Arrant, the comp plan professional hired
by the city to facilitate the proposed FLUM and comp
plan, to come back to the board for an April 10 workses-
sion with proposals and suggestions for the "issues."
time to spend with them on weekends," said Jo Ann.
The same was true for Marcia and John, who have
two children at home and reside in the house adjacent
to Tropical Treats.
"My daughter actually hugged me last night," said
Marcia, "and said it was good to see me so early,"
instead of the normal late evening hour when she and
John would close the business.
With Becky's decision, the family decided "not to
drag it out," said Jo Ann. The decision was made last
month to close at the end of March.
But this goodbye is not for good.
"We're not leaving the Island," said Marcia.
She and John and their children will continue to-
live in the house next door and Jo Ann will remain
active in local affairs and keep tabs on all her grand-
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Breakfast: Fresh Baked Muffin, Cereal, Toast,
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The Small Boat Festival was "an unpredictably huge hit," said
Roger Allen, who put it together at the behest of "Chips" Shore,
clerk of the Manatee Circuit Court who is in charge of such things
in the county, and of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage,
the Cortez civic organization.
There is no way of counting the number of people who
attended, said Allen, but the Bayside Banquet Hall was jammed
with 180 for the awards banquet and 68 boats were entered in the
Lifelong boatbuilder Jim Alderman of Snead Island won the Class
Division of the open race with the skipjack he built; Dave Lucas of
Bradenton won Class B with his 15-foot melon seed "Lazla;" and Jay. -
Ludvich of Naples won class C in his 13-foot dinghy.*. -. '
Allen and his wife Michelle won the Way Out Island Regatta -
in their Abaco Girl, despite some early rudder trouble. --
In judged categories, Lisa Fath of Palmetto won the Chips -j. -, f
Shore award for restoration of a traditional craft with her 1950s
Windmill; Dick Pfaff won the Jim Alderman award for contempo- ?
rary boats with his wood kayak; Mike Vermouth of New Hamp-
shire won the George Luzier award for traditional, design with con-
temporary construction with a wherry; Mike Fonville of Moorhead
City, N.C, won the Lee Hickok award for traditional design with
traditional construction with his sprits'l skiff; and Cy Bloom of
Miami won the MacMcCathy paddling craft award with his Wee
A couple of uncategorized winners cited by Allen were John
and Patty Banyas, who shut down their boatyard and related opera-
tions all weekend to make room for the festival at the waterfront People from across the country converged on Cortez last weekend for the first Great Florida Gulf
end of 119th Street in Cortez. Coast Small Craft Festival. Builders of cla i, i' 't cds were on hand to show and race their creations.
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Please, your help needed in counting critters
Birders and biologists are looking for our help in
identification of critters in and around the water of
Anna Maria Island. Let's give 'em a hand.
According to the Florida Audubon Society, there
have been tremendous fluctuations in the population
of Roseate spoonbills in the past century. The big pink
wading birds, with the spoon-shaped beak used to snor-
kel food, were at one point prized for their plumes back
in the 1800s. Their numbers plummeted as the plume
market rose. Then came people and the development of
the species' habitat, namely wetlands, and the numbers
dropped even more.
But even as the population of spoonbills lowered
in Florida Bay and near the Florida Keys, the Tampa
Bay spoonbill crowd began to grow. "Whether these
birds are moving from Florida Bay to Tampa Bay is
unknown," according to Audubon experts:
What is known is that the birding folks want our
help in identifying birds, many of which have been
banded to help in figuring out where they've been and
what they're doing.
There's an aluminum band on the lower leg just
above the foot on some birds, and a colored band just
above some of the birds' "knees." Audubon and other
would like to know what you can see about the bands,
what colors they are, which leg of the bird they're on,
even markings if you can get close enough without
disturbing the bird.
Let them know by either calling the Coastal Islands
Sanctuaries folks at. (813) 623-6826, or you can log
your report onto a Web site at audubonflorida.com.
There used to be lots of spoonbills in and around
Perico Island, both north and south of the road, in years
past. Development has somewhat hampered their tra-
ditional wetland haunts, but I've still spotted a few in
the area every once in a while.
of horseshoe crab love
SHorseshoe crabs are spawning this spring, and sci-
entists are looking for our help in counts and loca-
Full-moon high tides are a good time to watch
for the dinnerplate-sized critters, which are coming up
April 13. Anyone who spots a spawning location or lots
of crabs should contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute in St. Petersburg, research.myfwc.com/
horseshoe_crab, e-mail at email@example.com, or
call toll-free to 1-866-252-9326.
"Biologists also want to know how many horse-
shoe crabs observers count and whether the horse-
shoe crabs are spawning," according to the FWC.
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sion requires all Atlantic coastal states to identify
horseshoe crab spawning beaches."
The prehistoric crabs, more closely related to spi-
ders than mollusks, are a useful creature for scien-
"Research on the compound eyes of horseshoe
crabs led to better understanding of the human visual
system, and horseshoe crab blood is useful in the bio-
medical industry," according to the FWC. "A special
substance in their blood is a component in testing for
bacterial contamination in human blood and commer-
cial drugs. In addition, manufacturers use the mate-
rial that makes up the horseshoe crab's shell chitinn) to
make contact lenses, skin creams and hair sprays."
There have been some problems of overfishing of
horseshoe crabs in the Northeastern Atlantic states in
the past few years, and the accurate census numbers
are needed to come up with a population base and
Female crabs are generally larger, and will attract
one or more'male crabs in a kind of train as they crawl
along in the water. Most of the crabs seem to work
their way into the shallows I've mostly seen their in
the bays and they then burrow partly into the sand,
where the eggs are laid and fertilized.
Keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks and
give the scientists the benefit of your local knowledge.
One spot I've noted the crab orgy is Prices Key at the
mouth of Palma Sola Bay, and off Gilligan's Island
near north Perico Island, but I'm sure there are many,
many more crab bordellos out there;
Good luck in your hunt.
Wetland expansion, or demise?
Sometimes you've just gotta shake your head about
the thought processes of our governmental leaders.
Wetlands are a vital piece of the environmental
chain that provide home, food and shelter to count-
less species of critters. What were once thought of as
worthless swamps are now recognized as being invalu-
able areas worthy of protection.
Of course, in Florida and elsewhere, those swamps
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2004, as reported in the St. Petersburg Times.
But get this: The feds are saying that there was,
actually a net increase of 715,000 acres of wetlands,
because the sampling method used included retention
ponds, lakes on golf courses and other manmade water
Hmmm, let's see if this is right. You take an ancient
mangrove forest that has trees that date back a hundred
years or so, bulldoze it, put up a bunch of condos, plunk
in a mandatory retention pond with a few exotic cattails
in the middle of the project, and then lean back and say
you've done good?
At least the Fish and Wildlife folks are clinging on
the end of a dying limb, so to speak, in their argument,
based on the "no net loss" program findings' opposi-
tion from other federal and state agencies, as well as
The idea of mitigating wetlands is generally agreed"
to be a poor solution to protecting the environment.
The issue isn't so much quantity as quality, and a pris-
tine wetland is going to do much, much more for the
environment than some drainage canal or a pond in the
middle of a grassy golf course, regardless of how many
acres may be involved.
But the development community apparently has
embraced the new numbers, and is crowing about how
much they're giving back to the environment through
good stewardship via mitigation, or some such drivel.
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program did a study
years ago on the nutrient loading of water bodies adja-
cent to waterfront golf courses. The premise was that
with all the fertilizer, pesticides and other chemicals
sprayed or dumped on the courses, the surrounding
water would be filled with all sorts of nasty chemicals.
The results were the opposite. As hard to believe
as it may seem, there were no signs of excess runoff
chemicals found in the receiving waters near golf
courses, at least no more than what are found in any
other waterfront development other than natural wet-
'The groundskeepers at golf courses are apparently
so well trained in using the exact amounts of chemicals
to keep the grass just right that there isn't any excess
to flow into the bays or Gulf of Mexico.
"Golf course maintenance practices have minimal
impact on groundwater quality," the study concluded.
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Can't get much better than this: Grouper, amberjack
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Whitebait is a good harbinger of good fishing and,
after a brief hiatus and what we all hope was the last
cold front of the season, the little baitfish are back and
thick for the taking.
Backwater fishing continues to be good for sheeps-
head, but redfish, snook and even a few flounder are
also starting to appear.
Offshore is just drop-dead great for grouper, snap-
per and amberjack.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching small redfish and snook, with
artificial bait workingthe best for the best action.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said fishing is "red hot
right now, with snook, redfish and sheepshead inshore,
while offshore it's grouper, snapper and amberjack."
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said bluntly that "fishing has been awesome
this past week. Snapper fishing is still the hot ticket to
target. Most of our clients have been catching their fed-
eral aggregate limit of snapper, which is 10 per person.
We have been catching large mangrove, yellowtail and
lane snapper, as well as some large gag, red, and scamp
grouper." He also put one charter onto a 7-foot-long.
blacktip shark. He's been fishing in 115-foot depths in
the Gulf of Mexico, using live Key West grunts, pinfish,
frozen Spanish sardines for the grouper hookups, and
live shrimp for the snapper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's hearing good things about snook coming out of
Terra Ceia Bay. There are also lots of sheepshead still
being caught near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge area,
plus lots of redfish, with some fishers reporting more
than 50 hookups per trip.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said he's seeing
a good batch of good-sized fish coming to the decks:
Sheepshead, a few pompano, whiting and drum.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
he's seeing a bunch of snook coming onto the dock at
night, plus a few mackerel during the day, plus some
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said his charters
have been catching some good-size snook, a few
keeper-size redfish, and whitebait have returned after
the cold front chased them off for a bit.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
sheepshead No. 1 coming into the dock still, but there -
are more and mote redfish getting caught in the Palma
Sola Bay area.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include a few
sheepshead from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge area,
but there are also lots of reports of good-sized redfish
inside of Miguel Bay, as well as a few mackerel coming
in from the bays.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said that water warmed quickly after the most
recent and probably last cold front of the season.
Happy fishers from a day on the water at Stray Dog Charters with Capt. Scott Greer are, from left,. Dan Pelton,
Bob Felker Ray Reineck, Brook Reineck, Sue Felker and Max Sulzberger
"Fishing action was hot and cold over the week," he
said. "The best-day was enjoyed by Warren Larson and
his two grandsons, from Portage, Ind. The trio boated
around 10 snook, 25 trout and a handful of jack, sheeps-
head and ladyfish. All of the fish were released. Dick
Kowal of Holmes Beach also boated a nice 27-inch
snook." Capt. Zach said most of the action is taking
place at the change of the tide using both shrimp and
whitebait. "The most notable catch was the spotted sea
trout in Anna Maria Sound. The trout were not huge but
ranged from 14 to 17 inches and were found over deep
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Two spring boating classes will, be given by the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron at the organiza-
tion's building, 1200 71st St. W., Bradenton.
Chart Smart will be from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Wednes-
day, April 5, at no charge. Those attending are to bring
a chart of local waters, parallel rulers, right triangle,
dividers, pencil and eraser.
Boat Smart will be in two sessions, 6:15 to 8:15
p.m. Tuesday, May 2, and 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 3. A $35 fee covers materials. It will provide an
overview of safety, laws, weather, rules of the road, boat
handling and distress signals.
Those interested may register with Steve or JoAnn
Vaughn at 714-0449.
FRI & SAT NIGHT
8am.3pm "',., .::. Sailing Daily
Daily until from Annie's
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seagrass. Trout have been pretty scarce in the area and
the catch was very encouraging."
On my boat Magic, we caught more than 100
sheepshead last week, with most up to 6 pounds, plus
some mangrove snapper and limit-catches of redfish on
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are
also welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more informa-
tion. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear in
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Islanders snatch defeat from jaws of victory
By Kevin Cassidy
A pair of Islander errors in the top of the seventh
inning kept Champ Products alive, leading to a nine-run
inning and an 11-7 loss by The Anna Maria Islanders
junior league baseball team.
Ben Valdivieso, who had allowed only two hits and
two runs through six innings, took a 7-2 lead into the
fateful seventh inning. He walked lead-off hitter Gar-
rett Russini, but got brother Patrick Russini looking
at strike three for out No. 1. Casey Najjar singled to
right, putting Braden River runners on first and third.
Valdivieso then induced two Sunday-hop ground balls
to shortstop, but two throws in the dirt ignited the
Braden River boys, who sent 14 batters to the plate in
the inning on the way to an 11-7 victory.
Champ Products jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the
fourth inning when Tyler Gochar reached on a fielder's
choice in front of Brad McCutcheon, who singled. Dallas
Downing reached on an error to score Gochar before Jake
Merrill singled in McCutcheon for a 2-0 lead.
The Islanders got one run back in the bottom half
of the fourth when Brandon Dengler reached on a field-
er's choice and moved to third on a passed ball and
a stolen base. There he easily scored on Cory Wash's
fielder's choice ground ball.
The Islanders scored four runs in the fifth when
Matt Shafer and Ben Paul walked in front of Joey
Hutchinson, who was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Troy Kosewski brought home Shafer and Paul with a
bloop single to center. The Champ Products catcher
received the throw from center field, then attempted to
gun down Hutchinson at third. His throw sailed into
left field allowing Hutchinson to score and Kosewski to
advance to third. Dengler then followed with a single
to right to score Kosewski for a 5-2 lead.
Wash walked and Valdivieso reached on an error
to lead off the sixth. Shafer then hit a fly ball to right
field that the right-fielder played into a triple, scoring
Wash and Valdivieso for a 7-2 lead.
Duncan extends AAA lead
Duncan Real Estate won another pair of games to
Islanders pitcher Ben Valdivieso delivers a pitch during
a heartbreaking 11-7 home-opening loss.
extend its winning streak to four and open up a sizable
lead in the AAA Little League standings, despite the
season being only a couple of weeks old.
Duncan handily defeated Morgan Stanley 9-3 on
April 1 behind the.hot hitting of Blake Wilson, who
went 3-for-3 including a double and three runs scored.
Wilson also pitched three innings in relief of Duncan
starter Max Moneuse and struck out eight Morgan
Stanley batters to earn the win. Hunter Parrish added
a single and two runs scored to the Duncan attack that
also received a two-run double from Alex Burgess and
a single and one run scored from Justin Succa. Michael
Dolan and Moneuse each had singles on the day for
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Stephen Thomas carries the ballforward for his U14
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William Brusso and Martine Miller each singled
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\ MFD captured its first win on the season when
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a double and three runs scored, while Jake Rappe and
Daniel Janisch each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Tommy Price also went 2-for-3 and scored three runs,
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including a three-run triple to right in the first inning.
Daniel Pimental doubled and scored twice and Austin
Wash tripled and scored one run for WMFD in the vic-
Joel Hart singled and scored one run to lead
Morgan Stanley, which also received single runs from
Kyle Parsons and Julian Botero in the loss.
Duncan Real Estate edged WMFD 13-10 on
March 27 in a game that saw both teams combine for
21 base-on-balls allowed. Duncan managed only four
base hits, which were led by Blake Wilson's three-
run double in the second inning. Hunter Parrish and
Michael Dolan each singled and scored two runs for
Duncan in the victory.
Tommy Price led WMFD with a pair of hits
including an inside-the-park homerun in the fourth
inning. Trevor Bystrom singled and scored three runs
and Daniel Janisch doubled and scored twice for
WMFD in the loss.
Islander Thomas on championship team
Lifelong Island resident Stephen Thomas of Anna
Maria and his IMG Soccer Academy teammates cap-
tured the Region C Cup in Tampa over the March
25-26 weekend. The competition, a three-weekend
tournament, actually started March 3, when IMG won
two games and tied one to advance to the second
round. It defeated the Cobras 3-0 and tied Hernando
Heat 1-1 on March 3, then came back the following
day and defeated East Lake 3-1.
The March 11-12 weekend saw IMG again win
two games and tie one to advance to the semifinals. It
tied Valrico 1-1 in its first game on March 11 before
rolling past Estero by a 5-0 score. The next morning,
the IMG boys squeaked past the Sarasota Storm by a
IMG played its best soccer when it counted most
as they avenged the only "blemishes" in their champi-
onship run. They defeated the Hernando Heat 2-0 in
the semifinals and then edged Valrico by a 1-0 score to
capture the Region C cup championship.
Thomas, along with fellow central midfielder
Mark Poncin, controlled the middle thanks 'to their
tremendous tackling and passing abilities. They were
helped by mid-fielders Ernesto Nemer and Adam
Vining, whose tenacious play helped feed forwards
Kyle Bellingar, Matt Unzicker, Carter Dorton, Chaz
Heller, Brandon Rolland and Anthony Sosa.
Goalie Austin Dumas anchored IMG's stingy
defense, which allowed only three goals throughout the
Region C Cup. Supporting him were defenders Juan
Hopkins, Jeremy Thompson, John Voychik, Teren Pen-
nebacker and Kyle Harris.
Congratulations Thomas and IMG!
Key Royale golf news
Nancy King fired a two-under par 30 to win
Anna Maria Island Little League
Junior League (ages 13-15)
April 8 10 a.m. Wahington Mutual vs. Islanders
Field: Birdie Tebbetts
April 10 6:30 p.m. Islanders vs. Tile With Style
Field: Palma Sola
AAA League (ages 9-12)
April 5 6:30 p.m. Duncan vs. M. Stanley
April 8 10 a.m. WMFD vs. Duncan
April 10 6:30.p.m. M. Stanley vs. WMFD
AA League (ages 8-10)
April 6 5:30 p.m. Bistro vs. IRE
April 6 7 p.m. M. Stanley vs. B. Hills
April 11 5:30 p.m. Bark vs. B. Hills
April 11 7 p.m., M. Stanley vs. IRE
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
April 7 6 p.m.
April 8 9 a.m.
April 8 10 a.m.
Harry's vs. LPAC
Harry's vs. Sandbar
A&E vs. LPAC
V. base during
:'. action at
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golf competition March 28. Joyce Brown and Judy.
Crowe tied for second with 33, while Lois Biel,
Barb Carr, Dorothy McKinna, Cindy Miller, Tootie
Wagner and Penny Williams tied for-fourth with
Flight B winners were Barb Manson and Mary Pat
Swarmy, who tied with 29, two shots better than third-
place finisher Jane Winegarden.
Flight C went to Dee Bassett, Nell Bergstrom and
Shirley Cessna, who each shot 35, while flight D win-
ners were Teddy Morgan and Jean Tourt.
Ron Pepka and George Page defeated "walker"
Adin Shank by a 21-17 score to win the March 29
horseshoe competition at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
Pepka and Page advanced to the finals by besting Ron
Chance and Rod Bussey.
On March 25, Sam Samuels and Norm Langeland
came from behind to defeat John Johnson and Hank
Anna Maria Island Little League
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PAVING BRICKS: NEW. Colors are mixed, red,
gray and orange. 63-4.5x6.5 inches at $.40 each;
453-6.5 inch square at $.50 each and 87-6.5x9.5
inches at $.75 each. Enough for 190 sf, +/-. Also,
122 retaining wall blocks: 8x6x12 and 59 caps,
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FOUR-DOOR GLASS cooler, $2,000. Two-door
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FLORAL COUCH, PEACH swivel chair, china cup-
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FOR SALE: BISTRO table with four chairs $450.
Antique liquor cabinet $300. Call (941) 932-2396.
TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941)
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LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
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available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.
HONEYBELL TANGELOS now ripe in January,
on sale by the AMI Kiwanis Club. $31-$36
for a bushel. Shipped free in USA. Call to
receive an order blank. (941) 761-8834 or online
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tues-
days and Thursdays. 9am-noon on Saturdays.
Sales racks, children's clothing. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.
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BIG YARD SALE: 9am Saturday, April 8. No early
birds. Table and chairs $150. Barbies, games,
everything goes! 309 62nd St., Holmes Beach.
HUGE YARD SALE: 8am-2pm Friday and Satur-
day, April 7-8. Twenty years accumulation, fishing
gear, household items, patio furniture. 609 Emerald,
CLEANING OUTTHE garage and house. 9am-1pm
Saturday, April 8. Yard sale, tons of stuff! 213 Peri-
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INDOOR MOVING SALE: 7:30am Friday and Sat-
urday, April 7-8. Antiques, furniture, books, appli-
ances, tools, plants. Corner of 125th Street and
45th Avenue West, Cortez.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS and Antique Mall: Storewide
for Easter; all sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off,
select gifts, antiques, seascape paintings, bone
china cups and saucers, dolls, cookbooks, furniture,
prints, costume jewelry, crystal, bric-a-brac, 40-80
percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941)
779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
HUGE SALE: 8am-3pm Saturday, 9am-3pm
Sunday, April 8-9. Second Street North. and Church
Street, Bradenton Beach. Selling all furnishings,
2BR cottage. New rattan bedroom set, living
room, kitchen table, four chairs, daybed, paintings,
kitchenware, lamps, sterling and costume jewelry,
books, silk plants, color TV, linens, few antiques,
GARAGE SALE: 8am-? Friday, April 7. Antique bed,
vintage collectibles, furniture, jewelry, household,
items. 769 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.
MISSING CANOE: 16-FOOT aluminum "Gruman"
canoe. I.D. # 2051. Square stern for motor. Please
call (941) 778-4588. Last seen in Leverocks area.
FOUND: YOUNG BLACK female cat. Please call
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ATTENTION: ONCE A month check on your resi-
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KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult.
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BINGO WEEKLY: "Smoke-free" at Annie Silver
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BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
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lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms atThe Islander or
call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
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GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
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FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
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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.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
In fact, we're global times 1,400 plus! More than
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By Rick Catlin
Masonry for the
Perry Jacobs and wife Scarlett
moved to Holmes Beach two years ago
because they fell in love with the Island
lifestyle and scenery. But working on the
mainland took away from Perry's enjoy-
ment of the Island.
Now, however, Perry has his con-
tractor's license and he and Scarlett have
opened Scarlett Masonry for all types of
masonry jobs, including walls, blocks,
brick and stucco, among others.
With 26 years as a mason, Perry is
well suited to handle all the masonry
needs of Islanders.
Indeed, his reputation is getting
He's just finished a stucco and wall
job on South Bay Boulevard in Anna
Maria and has several other Island con-
tracts lined up.
While Perry can go anywhere for a
Holmes Beach resident Perry Jacobs,
of Scarlett Masonry Inc., has 26 years
experience in the business and per-
forms all types of masonry jobs, from
brick, block, glass block and rock
to stucco and retainer walls. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy
job, he prefers staying on the Island and
working with a homeowner.
"I prefer that to doing a sub-con-
tracting job. There's a lot of personal sat-
isfaction in seeing someone really happy
with your work. Plus, you get to work
directly with them to give them exactly
what they want."
Perry is available six days a week
and promises he can do "all things
Estimates are free and because Perry
is an Islander, he can handle an Island
emergency a lot quicker than his main-
For more information, call Perry or
Scarlett at 448-3865.
May 26 has been established as the
date of the 18th annual golf tournament
sponsored by the Longboat/Lido/St.
Armands keys Chamber of Commerce.
An amateur event, it is open to
members of the chamber and nonmem-
bers. It will be at the Islandside course
of the Longboat Key Club. Sponsorships
are available, the chamber said. Addi-
tional information may be obtained by
Got a new business going up in
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Anna Maria Island, Cortez or Long-
boat Key? How about a new product
or service, an anniversary, a new hire,
or an award-winning staff member?
Call Island Biz at 778-7978, fax your
news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
Curves for charity
Curves on the Island women'sfitness center at 5366 Gulf Drive North in Holmes
Beach recently held a food drive to benefit Our Daily Bread charity in Bradenton.
Curves fitness technician Kay Pruden helped sort the items for delivery. Islander
Photo: Nancy Ambros'
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BEAUTIFUL SIAMESE CAT and friends: Free to
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WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna
Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941)
THIS 2005 25-HP Johnson Bombardier rope-start two-
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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.
PONTOON BOAT FOR sale: 1991 20-foot Fiesta.
New cover and Bimini top. $1,200 or best offer.
2001 BOSTON WHALER Outrage. 26-foot center
console, twin 225-hp Mercury Opti-max, full elec-
tronics, low hours, full cover. $55,900. (941)
2004 PRO SPORT KAT center console! Loaded!
Perfect, Like new. 50 hours on twin-250 Suzuki four-
strokes, Warranty! Oversized T-top, Magic-tilt triple-
axle trailer included! The best riding fishing machine
made. Economical! A dead steal at $68,000. Owner
For Expert Advice On Island Properties
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LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
and near shore fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait,.
tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.
FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and trout with
InshoreSlam.com. Capt. Jim Savaglio. License,
bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813)
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.
HOUSEKEEPER OR LAUNDRY room assistant:
10-30 hours per week. Weekends required. No
smokers. Apply in person at Haley's Motel or call
FULL-TIME AND part-time housekeepers for Long-
boat Key resort. Excellent benefits and pay. Year-
round position. Must work Saturdays, be depend-
able and have own transportation. Call for appoint-
ment, (941) 383-2428.
WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR: Part-time or full
time. Air & Energy. 3018 Ave. C., Holmes Beach.
SEEKING PROPERTY MANAGERSS: Small beach
resort on Anna Maria Island. Flexible hours with
availability as needed on site. Salary negotiable. Fax
resume to (863) 644-5937 with contact number.
PART-TIME OFFICE receptionist for area motel.
Island Hore Leans
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Refinance wilh large
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Loans with option arms
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Fast and inexpensive
Foreign Nationals -
No credit required
Bobby' Ednig tolt Anna Maia Island Resident
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EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
TOWNHOUSE/VILLA: 3BR/3BA Heated pool, gazebo, upgrades. $598,000.
ARBORS 2BR/2BA, golf course, turnkey, clubhouse. $263,900.
MARTINIOUE N.-Direct Gulf view, corner with garage, storage.
Updaled Shows beautifully. $899,000.
HOLMES BEACH-Neptune Gardens. 2BR. 1,100 sf, carport, short walk
to beach. All for $479,000.
KEY ROYALE-Canalfront lot. 9,450 sf. Golf course view. $699,000.
BAYVIEW- 4-5BR/4BA, induding guest quarters. Large master suite. $1,330,000.
GULF VIEW- Holmes Beach duplex or 4BR/2BA home. $799,000.
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB- 2BR/2BA, turnkey, boat dock. $794,900.
BAYPOINTE- 4BR/3BA villa. Eight month new. $251,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS
LUXURY GULFFRONT VILLAS, CONDOS, HOMES
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
ISLAND HOME REDUCED: 3BR/2.5BA with fireplace. Corner lot
on canal with new dock and caged pool. New kitchen cabinets
and granite countertops. New metal roof. $699,000. Call Carleen
Weise, Realtor, (941) 224-6521 evenings.
KEY ROYALE: 3BR/2BASingle-family on deep large canal. Kitchen
updated. Large caged pool, great dock, boat lift. Turnkeyfurnished.
$1,100.000. Call Michel Cerene, Broker, (941) 545-9591 or Mike
Carleton, Realtor, (941) 737-0915 evenings.
ISLAND DUPLEX: Large elevated half-duplex. On lake. Walking
distance to beach. Room for pool. Excellent tenant. Great for
investors. $359,900. Call Michel Cerene, Broker, (941) 545-9591
or Mike Carleton, Realtor, (941) 737-0915 evenings.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Web site: www,smithrealtors.com
BARTENDER WANTED: Experienced bartender
wanted. Approximately 25 hours per week. Please
apply in person. Banana Factory Too. 10104 Cortez
Road. No phone calls please.
POSITION AVAILABLE FOR person with minimum
one year experience using RNS vacation rental
software. Job consists of training and supporting
customers with our rental management software
package. Some bookkeeping experience required.
Salary range based upon experience, $27,000-plus.
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (no
phone contact please).
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 dishwasher.
Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
SING! IFYOU can carry a tune and would help lead
a singing congregation, please join with Gloria Dei
Lutheran's choir on Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles
north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP. (941) 713-0934.
ISLAND SIGN SHOP. (941) 713-0934.
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)
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Immaculate 2BR-2BA villa on a corner.lot. Close to beaches,
shopping and restaurants. Amenities include pool, shuffle board,
putting green. Pool conveniently located close to your back door.
Beautifully kept neighborhood. Available for $275,000.
Call Piroska Planck 941-730-9667
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.
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BAYVIEW DUPLEX includes lot on bay!
3BR/3BA and 1BR/1BA duplex or 4BR/4BA home
with boat docks and gorgeous view of Sarasota Bay.
-Offered at $969,900.
ISLAND CON VENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
Super opportunity to own Island business!
Offered at: $169,000 & Inventory.-
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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-grader, female, great
with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941)
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S safety while you relax.
Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657. Responsible, reliable
and experienced 10th-grader with a love for chil-
dren. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certifica-
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, (941) 779-9783.
RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified.
Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.
MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service, Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private 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.
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)
CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
mates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.
FREE HOUSESITTING: RETIRED Christian couple
with much experience available anytime. Refer-
ences furnished. (770) 832-7319.
ABOUT GROUT: CLEANING, sealing, staining
(painting of grout), tile and grout repair, caulking
of showers/kitchen. Bonded and insured. Call Jeff,
ATTENTION: ONCE A month check on your resi-
dence. While you're away have peace of mind for
pennies a day! Island resident. Benchmark Home
Improvements. (941) 778-1916.
AAA WIFE and HUSBAND cleaning your house
and windows with confidence. Good references,
reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. (941)
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, (941)
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941) 778-5294.
Dedicated to service
Expertise in renovation
Island, waterfront and
area lifestyle specialist.
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BRADENTON. Large gated
2BR/2BA condo. Wonderful ame-
nities and home warranty included.
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SL A N DrE4 A S S E D S;
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn
and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
YOUR COMPLETE LAWN service: Cut when you're
ready. No contracts, no job too small. Low prices.
Call (941) 792-4282.
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, cleanup,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
THOUSANDS OF HOMES ONE ADDRESS
RIVERVIEW BLVD. F tquri. re rimid tlng
throughout, hardwood floors, 3000 SF
of living area, 3-4 BR, with separate
quest quarters, a sparkling caged, heated
pool. $950,000. 748-6300. Ruth Lawler,
587-4623 or Maryann Lawler 525433
uItl; I TAY vtwS! Large zB, conao
with deeded beach access, just a short
distancetothe gulf beaches. Nice bright
& open interior, newerappliances, wood
.laminate floors: $799,900. Jody.Shinn,
74.3.63:1.) 7015 570.1I 5.'55.
OFF THE MAIN THOROUGHFARE in d .r
able Key.Royale. Completely updated, 3
to the beach. Move in & enjoy the fabulous
canal views. $898,000. Leah Secondo,
748-6300 or 545-4430.524400 .
PLAYAENCANTADA. Superbly maintained
Gulf-front complex complete With all the
extras. 2BR turnkey furnished w/built-
S ins, partial' Guii vir:i. udaiIed I.i:nen.
hurricane hrunEcr i.'Jb00j I i.II,,tit-r
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WATER VIEWS GALORE. Thir beaulifuli 2BR raDlinr. Pini Corndromiiiumr ba.i'.i a'jier
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TASTEFULLY remodeled River Disriri:l homi,,ie IO ic: Irom Lewis Park Red :3. IiIJor;.
country kitchen, crown molding ;ione A.C iirplarice & i.iulajid window); & oi"ers:ed
wood deck. $554,800. Bill Stufflebeam, 748-6300 or 798-3007. 524702.
BREATHTAKING VIEWS of the Sarasota Skyline & private bayi-ae beatrh )i ,ouf Iroril
door step. Deep canal & community boat dock, along exterior oi ?BR (ondo ,464900
Leah Secondo, 748-6300 or 545-4430. 524236
CAYMAN CAY VILLAS Tni 2 BR eni urnl i, Ij 3leo in a ch.armng ilaand neignorirroud
directlyacrossfror iieBear cr, I l.'r el :,. ~il a oenlrulgel .ajav or ,nvr slme nl
s:"'90 )00 '.airVdlalenr ;48.-fi600 or .85'6761 524503
CAPTAINS COURT. Tni jB BR ,ill is lx iled in Terra C u. Large upgraded k~Icnen iPalio
alreo 'vrluuok's n pre-erve rjew L.,iT,,i.: Ilie n ri.i nra c r room 35i" 01)0 Judy LaVallierv.
504-392rjr Ann DEBeille'.'u: 20-7614 521.:?61)
FAIRWAY ACRES. 3BR spil plan nonme on n in lrraj.wIe nirel rvir i 1.3 ,3:re j10i
Newer AC roul. fin dceed i,~rclnirins.. S ,0 SF encr.ilc.d L room 5i'. ,'Ji iVilao'ria3
Hor.lmiranri 74J8.6300 ,r 518.1i?8 or Ally How'ell. ?'?4-38 a 5'24796
DESIGNER DELIGHT. Full river viewS t .itpliornl ue ,Il i01Cr & j..il,.m lIui:ners
mjrnie irnti BR Man liee' condo a nreipl.rl.-idn luury $2 Jlo,, VICiria Horr',.imann
4.8-6300 or 5181278 525323
BELAIR BAYOU RemTodJi.d 3BR pool noii-e wtn ver 220l0 F i01 lung 'rpaj Fealurei-
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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.
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.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
SOF ANNA MARIA
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BAYWATCH: BRADENTON BEACH
1301 N. Bay Drive.
l Direct boyfront, 2BR/2BA,
; 4 It -i 1 1,079 sf, nicely furnished.
PERICO BAY CLUB: BRADENTON
S 920 Waterside Lane.
S Lakefront villa 2BR/2BA,
1,132 sf, breathtaking
sunsets, turnkey fur-
1 k940eWaterside Lane:
'A Lakefront villa, 2BR/2BA,
1,292 sf, beautifully furi
Si nished, loadsof upgrades.
LEGENDS AT TATUM RIDGE: SARASOTA
; Lakefont home,3BR/3BA,
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den, three-cor 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-SIXYEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.
CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices,
condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane
checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7119.
TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting,
drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many
references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.
CARLV.JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy Inc.
Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long
hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free esti-
PAINTING AND IMPROVEMENT by Carlos.
Licensed and insured. Wallpaper hanging, interior
and exterior painting, pressure wash, faux finishing,
drywall repair. Phone (941) 753-5936. Cell (941)
580-2421. Fax (941) 752-3109.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical
yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island.
$1,600/weekly. Call (941) 713-0034 or e-mail:
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
ANNA MARIA CANAL
$11,200,000. Live in paradise Anazirng
S6BD.'4BA i:ial rnome on tIhe nirh end ol
Anna Maria Boa doihlin l and no ridges
to the Day! Business opportunity! !
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ronng in place Call Mard HOlsinger.
.. Reallor, Colawell Banker. today lor more
Sinlormalion, 9411) 920-126;.
BuiN,. SELUN, RENJ4 VE CAN HELP!
NEW LISTING Ocean Park Terrace Condo. 2700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA Great Gulf Views!
UNIQUE 4BR/3BA HOME with mother-in-law apartment.
716 N Shore Drive. Priced Right at $675,000.
NORTH SHORE LOT 716 N Shore. Offered at
VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ROD & REEL 607 N Bay
Boulevard. 2BR/2BA home. Reduced to $659,900.
ANNA MARIA 5BR/2BA Duplex, 760 Jacaranda Listed
HOME WITH BOAT DOCK 229 85th St, Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA. Offered. at $659,900
NORTH END DUPLEX 711 North Bay Boulevard.
4BR/2BA. Priced to sell at $647,000.
GREAT LOCATION Great beach access! Anna Maria
Village.208 Palmetto Ave. Reduced to $699,000.
ATTENTION WATERFRONT INVESTORS 1.3 acres with
direct access to Terra Ceia Bay and over 355 feet on the
water. Asking price $1,400,000.
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GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk
to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished one room
efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large
decks. (941) 505-1962.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Perico Bay Club; 2BR/2BA
villa with garage. small pet OK. Heated pool,
tennis, gated community. $1,200/month. Hidden
Lakes; 3BR/2BA condo, all new, pool, small pet
OK. $1,400/month. Suncoast Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex-$1,100/month. (941) 725-0578 or
BRADENTON BEACH: NEWLY remodeledlBR/
1BA suite with. full kitchen, fully furnished,
one block from Bridge Street, three minute
walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now
taking reservations for summer. Available weekly,
monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696, or e-mail
ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA $1,100/month and 2BR/1BA
$950/month. Great location to beach, clean,
updated. (941 ) 778-5482.
TAX SEASON SPECIAL
April 5 April 15
Temporary Price Reduction $799,000
Waterfront 3BR/3BA with newly built private guest quarters.
updated kitchen, turnkey furnished. Call The Producers,
Lori Guerin, Realtor, (941) 773-3415 or Carmen Pedota,
Realtor. (941) 284-2598.
5910 Marina Dnve Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Web site: www.smithreallors.com
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.
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.
BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home
located four houses down from 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)
CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Ter-
race. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month
minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month.
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 RENTALS: HOME with bay views.
2BR/2BA, two-plus car garage, screened lanai.
$1,350/month. 2BR/1.5BA duplex apartment
$850/month. 2BR/1BA north end, washer/dryer,
screened lanai, $875/month. Fran Maxon Real
Estate, (941) 778-2307.
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.
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.
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CALL JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on canal
$2,300/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, PA. at
(941) 778-2291 or e-mail: Jason@betsyhills.com.
COZY EXPANDED MOBILE home in 55-plus resort.
bayside, furnished, parking, walk to beach/trolley.
$800/month, annual. $1,400/month, seasonal. (518)
473-1169 or rgumson @ mail.nysed.gov.
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BR/1BA across from Gulf.
Newly redone. A tranquil artist retreat. $1,050/month.
(941) 753-8866.102 Fourth St., S. Bradenton Beach.
SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1 BR/1 BA,
inside and out sitting areas, turnkey. $1,200/month,
$450/weekly. (941) 962-0262. #418 with anchor.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA BRADENTON Beach. Bay
views, close to beach. 2319 Ave. B. $1,000/month.
LIDO BEACH STUDIO, 1 or 2BR apartment. Delight-
ful and modern with porch/lanai in garden setting.
Across from beach, walking distance to St. Armands
Circle. Eight minutes to Sarasota Main Street. Fully
furnished, including full kitchen and laundry room. Call
for special summer weekly rates, (941) 383-2566.
SEASONAL RENTAL WANTED: Two bedroom,
December through April 2007. Senior man and
Springer Spaniel, both clean and well-behaved.
References. (941) 761-2526.
STILL AVAILABLE FOR Easter week: 2BR/2BA
duplex one block from Gulf beaches..Newly remodeled
and very clean. Laundry. $545. (94i) 807-5449.
NEAR BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1 BA. $750/month
with utilities. Seven-month lease, first, last and
deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.
PALMS OF CORTEZ gated 2BR/1BA condo. Pool,
tennis; fitness, Small pet OK. Very clean, third floor
unit, $1,100. (941) 778-8277 or (941) 748-5113.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA: undercover parking. Large
deck, $2,500/month. 210 81st St., Holmes Beach.
(941) 778-2695 or (813) 962-0817.
3704 6TH AVE HOLMES BEACH
2BR/2BA condo turnkey furnished. Steps
to the beach, shopping, and great dining.
Fenton Realty, Ben Guth, Realtor,
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Village of Cortez
Quiet and adorable,
Private garden style setting.
i Call Maureen Dahms
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HQLMES BEACH MASTER bedroom for rent in
1,400 sf 2BR/1BA beach house, 1.5 blocks from
beach. $650/month. First, last, security deposit.
ANNUALS OPENING UP! Several to choose from!
1BR/1BA furnished, near the beach, $800/month.
1 BR/1 BA with sunroom or 2BR/2BA, both furnished
in Gulffront complex with heated pool! 55-plus,
$950/month or $1,150/month. 3BR/2BA home, fur-
nished or unfurnished, $2,200 or $1,800/month.
Cute 2BR/1 BA furnished north-end, $1,000/month.
2BR/2.5BA canal home unfurnished, $1,600/month.
Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, (941)
BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1BR/2BA, fully
furnished, washer and dryer. $495/week or
$1,795/month. Pets OK.
www.gulfdriveapartments.com. (941) 778-1098.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January,
February and March, 2007.2BR/2BA, totally remod-
eled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.
MONTHLY RENTAL: FLAMINGO Cay, 2BR/2BA with
dock and heated pool. Turnkey furnished, available
late April thru September. $1,100/month. Security and
references required. Nonsmoking. (941) 792-8852.
DISNEY FOR CHRISTMAS: Orlando. Weeks of
Dec. 16 or Dec. 23, 2006. 2BR/2BA condo, sleeps
six. $675. (941) 778-1050 or (419) 473-8981.
3BR/2BA HOME: LEASE/option, five minutes off
Island in northwest Bradenton. All new designer
remodeled home $1,900/month. www.Highland-
Investments.com. (941) 447-6278
HOUSE FOR RENT: Unfurnished 3BR/2BA, lanai
and porch, pool, hot tub, privacy fenced yard, fire-
place. Close to beach. Call (941) 773-0248.
ANNUAL RENTALS: HOME with bay views;
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, screened lanai,
$1-,350/month. 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, $875/month
including water and garbage. 2BR/1BA North end,
washer and dryer, screened lanai, $875/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS: out the front door onto the
beach. $2,000/month. Annual rental at 5400 Gulf
Drive #36. (717) 392-4048.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/1BA single-family home.
Updated kitchen, large patio, tile floors. New
everything. Available May 1. City of Anna Maria.
$1,650/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2.5BA. Fully updated,
vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer, tile floors, large clos-
ets. West of Gulf Drive. Small pets may be consid-
ered. $1,350/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
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heated pool. Super cen-
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10,000 sf lot zoned R-2,
one block from the beach.
Offered at $945,000.
PLEASE CALL GAYLE SCHULZ FOR SHOWINGS AND MORE DETAILS.
G ayle Simyson Schulz Broker/Associate
Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772.3235
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ideaway, tucked away on and spacious.2BR/1.5BA home just one short block
end. Great room floor plan, to the Gulf! Situated in a mixed residential/community
rs, wooden shutters, tile Holmes Beach district, the properly offers five garages
oom, sunny patio, enclosed which can be rented to various businesses. 90x100
ceiling fans, skylight, and foot lot with room for expansion, large i n kitchen,
Beautifully maintained and built-in display cabinets, Pergo flooba rpiting,
0. .and spacious sun deck. $1,495,000.
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ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA large townhome.Two-
car garage, three porches, washer and dryer, com-
munity pool. Available April 1, 2006. $2,100/month.
Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA very quiet duplex.
Updated kitchen, great den, washer and dryer
hookups. Available now, $975/month. Call Island
Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
FURNISHED ONE-BEDROOM apartment, utili-
ties included. $850/month. (941) 778-3173. Annual
rental 2BR/2BA waterfront villa, dock and great
view north and south. $1,000/month. Call Carleen
at (941) 224-6521 or (941) 778 2100.
ANNUALS OPENING UP! 1BR/1BA furnished near the
beach $800/month, 2BR/2B furnished Gulffront com-
plex with heated pool! 55-plus, $1,200/month, 3BR/2BA
architecturally awarded canalfront home $1,800/month.
Cute 2BR/1BA furnished north end $1,000/month.
2B/2.5B canal home, unfurnished, $1,600/month. Call
Adele at An Island Place Realty, (941) 587-6328.
ANNUAL LEASE: 1 BR/1 BA upstairswith deck. Two-
car garage and possible extra storage. $900/month.
Call (941) 761-4040.
Perico Island: Annual lease 3BR/2.5BA, two-car
garage, community pool, tennis, unfurnished.
$1,700. Call Linda Moore, Realty Executives Solu-
tions, (941) 737-3581.
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)
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $539,000. (941) 778-4036. 215 71st St.,
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
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. email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Completely updated. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave.
W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575
WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted,
open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water,
no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue.
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.
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOUSE: 3BR/2BA,
pool, steps to beach. Designer upgrades, granite
* counters. $589,000. Lease option available. (941)
PALMA SOLA PARK: 3BR/2BA. 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.
$45,000 WILL BUY 566 sf of living space next to
Bradenton Beach City Pier. Excellent condition. All
appliances, central air conditioning/heat, washer/
dryer and storage. Satellite and TV plus all furniture.
Boat slips available to members of boating club and
owners. A steal! (321) 242-8882.
INVESTORS: THIS IS the one you are waiting for!
Club Bamboo South. Direct Gulffront condo. Unit
is $35,000 less than the last several sold for. Build-
ing 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. $465,000. George, (312)
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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and 1 BR/1 BA full mother-in-law apartment. Gourmet main kitchen,
DCS gas stove top, double oven, double dishwasher, double
wine coolers, granite counter top, outside kitchen with triple sink,
dishwasher and built-in B-B-Q. Two zone central vacuum, intercom,
15 foot ceiling and see-through gas fireplace ir great room to outside
pool. 4900 S.F.U.R. PAO 502 72nd St., Holmes Beach
SA must see at $2,250,000. Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real Estate
Broker/Owner. By appointment, (941) 778-6155.
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CENTRAL LOCATION! WALK TO EVERY-
THING! Enjo fabulous sunsets from your rooftop:
7 1 ".;- deck! Jusi one block from the beach and centrally
.. loc:aed in Bradenton Beach. Walk to Historic Bridge
Street, restaurants, shops, and marina. Cute 1BR condo,
turnkey furnished & ready to rent. New heated pool and
"' i ^ rooftop deck! Wonderful island escape! $375,000.
MINI RESORT Four units in Bradenton Beach directly across the street from the Gulf! Room
for a pool, great rental history, Gulf views from roof top sundeck. Property is ripe for condo
conversion or just sit back and let the income roll in. Each duplex offered at $649,900.
FULL GULF VIEWS! Unobstructed views of the Gulf from this adorable 2BR/1BA
turnkey condo in Bradenton Beach. Low association fees, no rental restrictions, and zero
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.
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.
SANDY POINTE: Impeccably maintained 2BR/2BA condo in central Holmes Beach
within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beach! No rental restrictions make
this condo an instant income producer. Heated pool, covered parking, storage, washer dryer,
and new water heater! Don't wait come see this tastefully done unit today! $355,000.
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. New kitchen! $289,000.
GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA home with won-
derful open-beam ceilings, new flooring, new dock, no bridges to bay. Short-walk to
beach, botanical park and a great restaurant. Build up for bay views! $779,000.
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 onto 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 swim-
ming pool and much more all close to beach access! This is a must see! $889,000.
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Heated pool,
rooftop sundeck with great views, excellent rental history with no rental restrictions! A
must see. $599,000.
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new, including electric, air conditioning, water heater,
flooring, wash rooms, kitchen and all interiors. Profes-
sionally decorated. The best view in the complex of
all water. $499,999. George, (312) 321-7501.
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BY OWNER: 3BR/2BA, caged pool, canalfront,
10,000 lb. lift with dock, view of Bimini Bay. $30,000
below recent appraisal. Owner will lease back or sell
turnkey. $869,000! .(941) 778-2336.
STOP LOOKING! You've found the best value on
the Island! Two bedroom, extra large bathroom and
kitchen, bay view, Gulf beach just steps away! Only
$229,900! Call Jill Sullivan, Keller Williams Realty,
(941) 232-9783 today!
OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Bay-
view and canalfront with pool. 2BR/2BA open plan,
new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits.
Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see inside!
By owner. Call Herb Dolan, (941) 705-4454. 404
21st Place. Bradenton Beach.
PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo.
Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Concrete
built. $325,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
CONDO UNIT DIRECTLY on Gulf. Call (504)
819-0867 or (504) 391-0324.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT HOME: Flamingo Cay.
1,500 sf 3BR/2BA, private dock and davits. Sail-
boat water. 130-plus feet of seawall. Room for a
pool. Ready for remodel or build new. Incredible full
bay views. $999,000. Mike Faber, (941) 504-6345.
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA second-floor condo with
great view of pond and fountain. Everything new in
2006, including: carpet, tile, furniture, pictures, paint,
kitchen items, beds and more. All new bathrooms.
Air conditioning has about a six-year warranty for
new owner. $399,000. George, (312) 321-7501.
LONGBOAT KEY SAND Cay: Gulf side 2BR/2BA
condo. This large condo has been completely
remodeled in a great complex. Great views of the
pool, grounds and a view of the Gulf. Great rental
complex with onsite management, pool, tennis,
shuffleboard and more. Priced to sell at $689,900.
George (312) 321-7501.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Spec-
tacular views with 155-foot bay frontage on deep
sailboat water. Boater's dream with two lifts
(50,000 Ib and 10,000 Ib), heated pool, Jacuzzi.
$1,375,000. Call Lynn Parker, RoseBay Realty,
LOT FOR SALE: 57.75x114 feet. Great location
one block from Gulf beach. $569,000. 125 Neptune
Lane, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4246.
WATERFRONT DUPLEX: RARE canalfront duplex
with private setting, docks/lifts, peak of the bay
and short walk to the beach. Offered at $799,500.
Call Dave Moynihan, (941) 720-0089. Wagner
WESTBAY POINT MOORINGS: Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA, heated pool, spa and tennis. Perfect
Island retreat. $424,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell
Banker (941) 725-4425.
GOLDEN GATE POINTE townhouse: Great loca-
tion, great investment near marina, downtown St.
Armands, Lido Beach. Available now. $535,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS spacious
2BR/2BA condo. End unit overlooking pool and
tennis courts with partial bay views. $495,000.
Call Terry Fletcher with RE/MAX Gulfstream, (941)
SWEEPING BAYFRONT VIEW from this 2BR/2BA
condo with carport and 35-foot-deep-water, boat
dock. $559,000. Open house 1-4pm Sunday, April
2, or call (941) 807-5449.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: FULLY furnished 2BR
condo with great views, heated pool. Weekly rentals
and quiet Holmes Beach location. $615,000. Call
Pat, (941) 778-7976.
BEST AND MOST dramatic views on the beach.
Designer furnished, all new, remodeled from the
studs out. Price reduced to $899,500. 5400 Gulf
Drive #36. (717) 392-4048.
CHARMING DUPLEX FOR sale by owner: large
land condos lot. $799,000. Call (941) 779-0120.
NORTH-END WATERFRONT: Large building lot!
Deep water, no bridges to bay. Custom plans avail-
able. $695,000. Sheryl, (610) 247-9496. Photos and
KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Gorgeous view of
Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car North Point Drive.
4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new lap
pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. Or 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage, renovated ranch with new
seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. Both with community pool
and tennis. At $989,500 each. Call Lynn Bankuty,
Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Updated 3BR with panoramic
views of Palma Sola Bay. $595,000. Open Sunday
1-4pm, 792-4803 1167 Edgewater Circle.
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.
PINEBROOK: YOU'LL HAVE it all! Move-in con-
dition. Golf, tennis, clubhouse activities at your
front door. Beaches only minutes away. 2BR/2BA,
priced to sell at $267,500. Carol Greenwald, (941)
962-1148. Wagner Realty.
HOLMES BEACH unique, custom 2,100-plus sf,
3BR/3BA with large efficiency, boat dock, financing,
make offer. Owner, (513) 378-9100.
SWEEPING BAYFRONT VIEW from this 2BR/2BA
condo with carport and 35-foot, deep-water boat
dock. $559,000. Open house 1-4pm Sunday, April
2, or call (941) 807-5449.
ELEVATED DUPLEX: CONCRETE 4BR/4BA with
enclosed garage and storage area below. 3,500 sf
built to add third floor or easily convert to single
home. $559,000. (941) 807-5449.
DEEP BOATABLE WATERFRONT: Attention Island
lovers! 3BR/2BA canalfront home. Newly remod-
eled. All luxury amenities. Caged pool, new
10,000-lb boat lift. Bring offers! Open Sunday. To
view, call Homes By The Sea Realty at (941)
722-8551, or (941) 720-0941 (cell). 522 68th St.,
THE PALMS: Beautiful first-floor unit with detached
garage! Larger unit. 1/BR 1/BA, high ceilings,
Hunter fans,'garden tub, large closets. Available
furnished. Resort-style living, pool, clubhouse and
workout center. Lease option available. All this for
only $167,000. To view, call Homes By The Sea
Realty, (941) 722-8551. Office open Sunday. 4802
51st St. W. #619, Bradenton.
BUILD A LANDMARK property! Direct Gulf-view
duplex, 5,200 sf lot. Reduced to $899,900. Call
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VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Beautiful 2BR/2BA turn-
key furnished, close to everything and only minutes
to the beach. $265,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell
Banker, (941) 725-4425. 801 68th St.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Great." D" model with two-
car garage. Open and bright, close to doctors and
shopping. No flood insurance required. $285,000.
Open house 2-4pm, April 9. 6907 8th Avenue west.
Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Neat as a pin. 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage. $248,000. Denise Langlois, Cold-
well Banker, (941) 725-4425.
VILLAGE GREEN HOME: Immaculate 2BR/2BA
brand new kitchen, move right in. $285,000. Open
house 2-4pm April 9.7317 19th Ave. W. Denise Lan-
glois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.
PICKWICK LAKE WATERFRONT development on
a TVA lake, approximately 90 miles long in North-
east Mississippi. A small gated community with pri-
vate 30-foot covered boat slips, pool and spa. There
are only 13undeveloped lots left. The lots are priced
from $49,900 to $150,000, including boat slip. Prop-
erty taxes range from $500-$1,500/year. Call Bailey
at Bailey Williams Realty for more information. Office
(800) 748-9051. Cell (662) 415-7999 or Anna Maria,
(941) 778-1356.You will be glad you called!
MURPHY, N.C.: Aah, cool summers, mild winters.
Affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call
for free brochure, (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty
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NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community:
1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before
offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts,
90 percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.
MOUNTAIN PROPERTY! Interested in buying prop-
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'LAKEFRONT LOG HOME, $99,900. New 2,000-sf
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NORTH CAROLINA: cool mountain air, views
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brochure, (800) 642-5333. Realty Of Murphy,
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by state forest. Excellent financing! Call (800)
704-3154, ext. 722. TN Land Partners, LLC.
LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TENNESSEE: Water-
front, view and estate homesites. One to 40 acres
from the $40s. Situated around a 45,000-acre lake.
Just 90 minutes to Nashville. New building sites just
released. Call owner, (866) 339-4966.
N.C.: ASHEVILLE-AREA HOMESITES Gated com-
munity with stunning mountain views. Situated
between two mountains on over four miles of river-
front. One- to- eight acres from the $60s. Custom
owners' lodge, river walk and more. Call (866)
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Three acres
on mountain top in gated community, view, trees,
waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved pri-
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TENNESSEE LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN acreage. Sit-
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GEORGIA: BLAIRSVILLE IN the north Georgia
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732-6601, ext. 1510.
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SUPREME LOCATION and quality -craftsmanship featuring BEST OF BOTH SHORES! Within steps of the powder sand
3-4BR/3BA, 2,500 plus sf smart-wired living space, security beaches of the Bay & Bean Point. Soaring cypress ceilings &
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GULFFRONT Elevated 3BR/2BA. Tile floors, turn-
key furnished. $2,100,000. Other Gulffronts from
KEY ROYALE Lowest price on Key. Beautifully
furnished 2BR/2BA, overlooks boat basin and
down canal with boat slip. Tastefully landscaped.
View of bay.
OLD BRIDGE VILLAGE The view doesn't get any
better from this condo. Overlooks entire bay. 3BR/3BA
turnkey furnished. Elevator and upgrades galore.
BEACH VIEWS from this newer 2BR/2BA condo.
Only four units in "Key West North". Heated pool, eleva-
tor, covered parking, turnkey furnished. $695,000.
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Beach. Spacious 2BR/1BA main house and 1BR/1BA
rental apartment. Room for pool. 85x140 foot lot.
Two blocks to beach. $779,000.
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3BR/2BA, open plan. Beautiful terrazzo floors. Thirty
foot Florida room. Light pours through lots of windows.
Spectacular, move-in condition. $475,000.
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOCATION Faces North
East to Skyway. Older frame house but plenty of room
for tear down and large new house; $1,100,000.
CORTEZ FISHING VILLAGE 3BR, 2BA Mexicar tile
throughout. Walk to the best seafood restaurants and
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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.
2BR charmer, close to beach! Great income producer
with view of GulfP Italian tile, fireplace, furnished.
Patio with pavers. $649,900.
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.
HOLMES BEACH GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA nicely furnished first floor unit. Just steps to
heated pool. View of beach, tennis, great rental, on-site
manager. Ceramic tile. $995,000.
CLOSE TO BEACH, LARGE LOT HOLMES BEACH
4BR/2BA elevated house, just steps to gorgeous beach.
Furnished, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen. Seller may
KEY ROYALE'S NORTH POINT HARBOUR
2BR/2BA waterfront home. New seawall, 20,0001b
boat lift. Community heated pool, tennis. Island's
finest residential area. $989,500.
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.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished condo. Views of Gulf.
Tennis, heated pool, beautiful beach. Excellent rental
with liberal rental policy. $995,000.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $349,900.
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. $359,900
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 wallk-
ing beach. Open plan, breakfast bar, walk-in closets,
elevator. Small pet. $1,999,000.
SUN PLAZA \EST CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnke) furnishd corner unit. Gulf view.
Secured entry, pool, tennis. Beautiful white sand
beach. Close to.shopping and restaurants. $729,900.
TRADEWI NDS RESORT
1BR/1BA-Turnlke- furnished villa. Heated pool, steps
to deeded white sandy beach; access. Rental program
in place on-site manager. Small pet. $349,900.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR- KEYROYALE
4BR/3BA waterfront home. Auto-clean lap pool,
hot tub and Waterfall. New seawall and dock.
Direct access to Tampa Bay.. Five-car garage.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
~ANNA MARIA : '
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REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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Anna Maria Island Homes
S0 AvV 891 .... ......... .. ..... .$379,000
4-804 Mangrolve Point Dr $920.000.
S9 Jaaranda Rd ..... $649.000
., 0 jac. rajnda t .. ... ..... ....... ..........$669,900
207Coout Av .... . $990000.
S 514NothayBlvd .. .... .$1,2000000.
6 0.16Jorti Bay Blvd ... ..... $1399900.
S104 Maple Aeh S ............$....... 79,000
5800 De Palmas Ar e ......t r .. $499.000.
:'69 Jal:r3nda R. ........ 6849,000
.-6101 A&B Holmes Blvd.$.....799,000 ea.
625 Emperiore Ave ld ............ ..$749,900
i 305 A 63C St:.......... ... ....$599,0000.
51 08 6th Bv ... ..... ....... $15,000.
2 101 Mth St.............. .....$79900.
S6201 Holmes Bld ........ $950,000.
213 7609 Emeral. ................. ....... .. $84799,000
-1005 1AHolmes Blvd ........... $799,000.
62514 Emerald Ln .......... .......... $749,900.000.
830 0 A 6BG St................ ..... .... $599,000.
6.. 0866 N rt .P...i ......... $895,000.
S220 8 Royaleh St D..... ......$199.000.
13 09 K ey R al e D ............................. $ 9,000.
6120 A Holmes Blvd .. ............... 99 ,000.
625 1Emerald Ln .... .. ..... ... $890000.
24l 2 305 Avnu 6d .......................$899,000.
602 North Point ew Dr ......$..... 1,42195,000.
'5614 Gava Sle ............ ....$189.000.
210 76th St...ey Royale Dr .............. .....$267900,000
S13072 5th St......................$..... 79,000.
S 09 7 t Em ra .. ....ng .... .... ..... ....7..... 000.
2102 Avenue A.. ........................... 995,000.
238614 Fomer Ln.......................$1,19000.
56147800 B Guaval Dr ................. ... $51,099,000.
S6210 K l Ste ................ ..$. $59.000.
13 K y R ale Dr..... ............. ...... $69,000.
7612 N S. .Bay B ... .. .. d $87699,000.
017 N. Sore Dr ........................ $8 9,000.
2 1 Avenue A................. ................ $895,000.
50238 Lakview Dr............... ......... $1 ,000.
5613 N. Gua St .... ...... ............. $5 9000.
210 27 h 1 St. ul ... ....................... ... $689000
307242 Hoosier P ...................................... $274900,000.
4107 R al PlN...... .................... .. 69,00.
617 Gladstone Ln ............................ $8 9,000.
10 12h St. ................ ............. 995,000
614 Foxo Ln.......................... 08 Gulf Dr $1,149.99,000.
SN. nd ... ............ .... .$49 ,000 99000.
1029thPerico Bay ClubSt. NW....... .......295,000 $195,000.
Siam Gardensr .......210,000 -P ..$599,000.
1S 1 Gll Dn .................... ........... $ 89,000.
Su207 N. Harbor DrWest. ...............9000....... $6975,000.
251th6 Beah V g ............................... .$6 ,9000.
SBayilus ... ... .... .........8$3$ 9,000.
Waters Edgeuf...... ........... ..$7995000
410 a Casa CPalm Dr............. $695,000.
b am33 W te ..................$....2 ..... -.. $ 99,000.
051 h St. Gulf #5............. .......90... $38599,000.
Anna Maria Island & Area Condos
PBradenton e each Cu.. ...........$59,3000 $994,000.
Seridc Bac Vlla ............ ..,99000 $1629,000.
Nautilus. .Gardens ........... .......$21 .... $669.9000.
TiSummer Sands Plae.. ..$1,599,000.
Pell Cournt........ ............$36,900 $495,000.
0 nautilus Ba 2.......... ...... ....... ....... 669.000.
Bradengon Beach Club .....d$598,500 $924.000.
SandcWaters Edge........ ..............$1,499,000 -$1,6299,00.
Tif NSummer Sands .....$..1,5995,000.
j PaCasa Cotiera ....................$369 $2,95,000.
Tropical n BS e........... .... ............. $559 $9,000.
5Gul Views. ..... ..... .... ... $849.09,500.
901 0 Gulf Dr. ,#25........................ 8599,000.
1Braentn Beach ClulDr ......$ 0 .. .....$849,00.
Tradewinds Resort... $329,000 $379,000.
S*. Anna Maria island Duplexes -
S S t 770 Jacaranda Rd.......... ................$669,900.
e214 Fir Ave ....$2,000,000
,311 63rd St...... ... ............ .. ...... $599,000.
0207 75th St ...................... ... .... ....$799,000.
.16602 Holmes Blvd ................... .........$545,000.
203 67Tropicalh St ........... ........... ...... $749,000.
S4204 Gladiolus St .................. $799,000.
p S saes on Anna Maria Island D eax Estate
, 7' Jcai rn-.i..st.ngs on A na Mtria island$90
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20-B U APRIL 5. 2006 U THE ISLANDER
Bringing People owe Since 1939
2217 GULF DR. N.
Seat turedi 'ropertiec
Bay and Gull Views from
this 2BR!2BA end unit.
Offered turnkey furnished
with healed pool, deep water
dockage and steps to beach.
Weekly rentals ok. Dave
Moynihan, (941) 778-2246.
FORTHE BOATING ENTHUSIAST Updated
2BAR2BA canal home in Coral Shores has
wide view, 105 feel o0 seawall, dock wilh
10,000 Ib. lif and davits. Lanai, minutes
to Gull beaches. Jane Tinsworth, (941)
761-3100. #525061. $699900.
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ABSOLUTE DOLLHOUSE' Thoroughly SAN REMO SHORES Enrly waleriront BRAND.SPANKING NEW! Light.. bright
modern with old Florida charm. Island Ihiing with an awesome view ot Palma Sola corner. 3BR/2BA Hd den Lake condo,
cottage nas onrsile management Deeded Bay 3BR'2BA, neat as a pin. Dredging n rrminules Ironi beach,. vaulled ceilings,
beach, fishing pier on bay pool.Becky Smilh near future. Comes wiln dock. Can be sold screened lanai, one-car anached garage.
or Ellr Starrett, (941) 778-2246. #524049. furnished. Lisa Anihony 1941) 727-2800 Lakeview. pool. spa, witness Penny Bray,
$399,900 #523506 $625,000 1941 778-224-6. #523475. $359.900.
PALMA SOLA SHORES Priced to sell,
2BR;2BA well located, needs cosmetic
i,', TLC, updated appliances, view of the
tay, pool sihulle board and lovely park.
Jo Warren, (9411 778-2246 #523343.
PORTOBELLO GULF TO BAY Longboat THE VISTAS AT EL CONQUISTADOR! CASA DEL MARI I-ew lownhome 3501 [t OFFICE FOR SALE Holmes Beach Id6al ISLANDTOWNHOMES Four spacious town
Key upgaled grourid-iloor condo has many Premiumr, 2BR'2BA lurnished, waierlronl Irom beach, partial Gulf view, upgrades, to smrrall business, ground-iioornas one-car homes wtn untositrucled views ol the
extras, i.e., laux paint, lurnished. granite, condo wilh,panoramic views Io Longboal elevator, two balconies Act now for pre- garage and 1/2 banh Sludio apartment Gull Each upgraded unit offers 2BR'2BA.
wel bar. dock., pool, tennis and much more Key. Escape Island rariic and slllbeminules construction pricing. CarolyniJoe Cordrey, upstairs wilh Kalchenene and lull bath wilh Open Ioor plan. Four balconies. Furnished
Joe Corbo, (9411 778-2246 f523198 Irom the beaches! Jud'; McCaulevpRoyal 1941i1 776.3300. #516070 $899,900. shower Becky, Smith or EliS Starrel, t941) Dave Moynihan. (941) 778-2246. #511527
$649,000. Team or Gina and Peler Uliano'Royal Team, 778-2246. #512811 $179.000. $3 200,000
(941) 751-0670. #520862. $585,000.
ANNA MARIA HOME Charming 2BR.'2BA BUY A HOME FOR YOUR BOAT Spec- OUTSTANDING PENTHOUSE: 3BRFi.BA LUXURY ABOUNDS i.r.nis teas uullull RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS Now available,
KeyWestnomeonlargelotwitribonusnmoler- lacular home on Sarasola Bay wIl r deep Panoramic views, ol Sarasola Bay. ErnlOy deco'.raled studio Enli:y sunsels Iro:m your several 1 or 2BR units, Bayfront, pool
in-law 1BR.'IBA New root, new siding, new water boat deckage. Ultimate upgrades beauillul sunsets on the open balcony balcony wall Ithe beaches. lounge around side and oihe'r views. Some updated
kitchen. Large double garage. Lush tropical throughout lcjeu l landscaping and tropical Impecc.able condition Marnv upgrades me pool, rela> nr the Jac.uZZi lub. Karen Day. pnone tor detailt On-site rentals Priced
serllng.BoaidlocKprvile.ges.MelanieJohnnsonr louches PeterMvancusolrneGreinerGroup, Fanlastic location. Shannon Persaud, 19411 (941) 778-2246 2 523917 4-1U9.000. $349,000-$494.000
(941) 761-3100. #508390 $895 000. (941) 94-2246.41112 1999,900 727-2800 #515366 1749,000
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