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Skimming the news ... Ken Stabeck: Greatest Generation, page 1-B.
T I Anna Maria
Batter up, page 4-B
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Four little blackbirds ...
These hungry little pre-fledglings, so new they haven't begun to feather-out yet, were a surprise packagefor
Larry Matzen, vice president of the Gulf Watch Condominium Association in Bradenton Beach. The birds
were in a nest turned up when workers were changing siding. Nest and all, they were taken to the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary.
Community invited to AME dedication
S By Diana Bogan
The entire Anna Maria Elementlary School campus
is prepared to shine for its May 1 dedication ceremony,
with plans calling for guests to be ushered throughout
the newly configured site.
The dedication ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
in the school's newly refurbitshed auditorium. Program
notes include a number of guest speakers, including
Manatee County School Board members Frank Brun-
ner and Harry Kinnan, and Manatee County School
District Siperintendent Roger Dearing.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said all students who
attend the celebration.will be involved in a presentation
of familiar song selections.
Following the student presentation, there will be a
going up, impact fee
hike also proposed
By Rick Catlin
Residents in the West Manatee Fire and Rescue
District can expect an increase in their annual assess-
ment for fire service next year, courtesy of the personal
income growthcomponent of the Florida law govern-
ing fire district assessments.
Although the current assessment is "maxed out"
by Florida law and Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Leg-
islature have declined to raise the limits, the statute
on fire assessments allows a fire district to increase
its annual assessment to district residents by the cor-
responding percentage increase in personal income.
This year, the PIG is 5.4 percent, according to
WMFR Chief Andy Price. The figure comes from the
Florida department that tracks personal income growth
statewide, he said.
For owners of a standard-sized single-family resi-
dence, the increase will be about $6.75, while owners
PLE ',- SE SEE FIRE DISTRICT. NEXT P.-\GE
procession under the covered walkway to the flagpole
in front of the school. Hayes said the American flag
will be raised for the first time since the old school
was demolished. AME student Lindsay Bell has been
asked to sing the National Anthem during this part of
Next the group will walk under the clock tower and
up to the front entrance of the new two-story building
for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Upon entering the new building, guests will be
divided into groups, Hayes said, for guided tours of the
campus. Fifth-grade students will be tour guides for the
evening, pointing out historical points of interest and
little known facts, making the tour interesting even for
those already familiar with the new school.
All tours will finish in the school cafeteria, where
contractor W.G. Mills will host refreshments and
"It should be a lovely evening," anticipates
Volume 14, No. 25 April 26, 2006 FREE
won't roll over,
fights high taxes
By Rick Catlin
Stung by the spiraling tax assessments for Island
and Longboat Key accommodation properties, at least
one owner has had enough.
Ed Woodland, owner of the eight-unit Rolling
Waves Beachfront Cottages at 6351 Gulf of Mexico
Drive on Longboat Key, has filed a suit against Mana-
tee County Property Appraiser Charles Hackney, alleg-
ing that Hackney has "failed to consider the income
produced by the property when assessing the value of
That's been the main bone of contention among
many accommodation owners with Hackney's office
that appraisers use the "highest and best use" or
"sales" method of appraisal instead of the income
approach in determining appraised value.
What that means, according to the Citizens
Against Rising Taxation organization, is that apprais-
ers consider the value of an accommodation property
as if it were condominiums and compare "sales" of
"similar condominiums" to determine the appraised
The appraised value is used by the Manatee
County Tax Collector to determine annual property
taxes. For Island and Longboat Key accommodations,
those taxes have skyrocketed the past five years.
In his lawsuit Woodland, represented by attorney
Chuck Webb, a former Anna Maria city commis-
sioner, says that in 1993 the property was assessed at
$523,460 for ad valorem taxes of $10,921.
Twelve years later, however, the PAO came back
with an appraised:value of $2.626 million a more
than 400 percent increase -'and slapped him with
taxes of $48,741.27, a near 346 percent jump.
Woodland said that at the time he purchased the
property in 1989, "there were structures on the prop-
erty that had been used for operating (a) motel" by his
predecessors and he has "continued to use the property
as a motel without a significant increase in income."
The suit asks a judge to declare the current prop-
erty assessment as "void and of no course and effect"
and asked for a "permanent injunction" that would
require Hackney to "reassess the property" at its
PLEASE SEE LAWSUIT, NEXT-PAGE
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and best boat" for
their sturdy vessel,
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Lawsuit filed on resort tax rate
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
"proper and true value."
Hackney responded to the suit by claiming he had
"no knowledge" that the property operated as a motel
since 1989 without a significant increase in income and
denied that his office has failed to consider the income
produced by the property when it assessed the value of
Rolling Waves Beach Cottages.
No trial date has yet been set, but CART members
and other Island accommodation and business property
owners are likely to be watching the case with inter-
CART was formed in October 2004 to protest the
rising property taxes for accommodations and business
property on the Island and Longboat Key.
At that time, CART noted that since the 1992 Save
Our Homes referendum capped homesteaded proper-
ties at a maximum of 3 percent increase in taxable value
annually, tax collectors around Florida have had to look
elsewhere for revenue, particularly non-homesteaded
The SOH referendum has removed some $3 billion
in property values in Manatee County from increasing
assessments, shifting the burden of taxation to meet the
county budget onto commercial and non-homesteaded
property owners, CART official Don Schroder said
Property appraisers can use one of three methods to
determine assessed value: sales, income or cost, Schro-
der previously noted, but the "sales" method generally
produces the highest-assessed value on an Island busi-
ness or accommodation property because it compares
that property to what a condominium property would
bring in sales.
On Anna Maria Island, condominium prices have
soared the past three years, climbing about 500 per-
cent in average sale price, a local real estate agent
CART has claimed the PAO is not even consid-
ering the cost or income approach when determining
assessed value on accommodation and business proper-
ties, although Florida law requires a PAO to look at all
methods when determining taxable value.
Fire district fee hike proposed
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of larger homes can expect to pay up to $15 additional.
Small commercial property owners will get about $16
added to their fire assessment, while large businesses
will be assessed an additional $100, Price said.
Price added that the 'PIG increase will generate
about $235,000 in additional revenue for the 2006-07
WMFRD budget, but still leave the district short about
$55,000 in his projected budget of about $5 million.
The board will vote on the matter in May.
In another move to generate more revenue for the
district, Price proposed an increase in the impact fees
for fire service for new construction in the district.
The fees would rise on construction a single-fam-
ily home from the current $100 to $500, while new
commercial construction impact fees wouldjump from
$500 to $980, if approved by district voters.
Price said the proposed increases are in line with
what other fire districts in Manatee County are charg-
Neon in the middle
The occupants of a Dodge
Neon found themselves
S .smack in the middle of
S* '. a three-car sandwich April
S M 20 in front of Tortuga
A Inn. According to Bradenton
Beach police, the driver
of the Neon was stopped
behind a vehicle waiting to
make a left turn into the
Tortuga parking lot when a
pickup truck hit the Neon in
the rear, causing it to hit the
car in front of it. The driver
of the Neon was taken
to an emergency room.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
ing as an impact fee.
He emphasized the impact fees apply only to new
construction, although someone remodeling a home
and doubling the square footage would also likely pay
an impact fee. Remodeling and renovations that do not
significantly increase the square footage would not be
affected by the measure, which must be approved by
While some board members suggested a series of
public meetings to bring the issue to the voters, board
member Larry Tyler said the district should also con-
sider hiring a public relations firm to get the message
out to the district electorate.
"We need to let people know that this is only for
new construction," he said, noting that few people
attended the public hearings on the failed ad valorem
tax proposals of two years ago.
Price said he would look into the cost of hiring a
public relations firm and bring that information back to
the board at its May meeting.
The board plans to have the proposal on the general
election ballot in November, but must bring the actual
language in the measure to the supervisor of elections
office by July 9.
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Sea turtles assembling for Island nesting
By Jim Hanson
The marine turtle nesting season officially starts
Monday, by human reckoning, and the big loggerheads
are gathering offshore in unusually large numbers.
Fishermen are reporting big pods of the prehistoric
reptiles off the Island, said Suzi Fox, which she hopes
is the beginning of a really busy season in their nesting
on the Island's beaches.
Fox holds the state permit for sea turtle preserva-
tion, and the Turtle Watch organization which she heads
is getting ready for anything. They hope and pray, she
says, for a great nesting season finally.
The past several years have been bummers, she
noted, with fewer and fewer turtles coming ashore to
nest and carry on their species, as they.have done for
years beyond calculation. Last year there were 97 nests
on Anna Maria Island, where 150 or 200 wouldn't be
The sea giants waddle up from the sea at night
onto the beach, find a likely spot, dig down a couple of
feet, lay maybe 100 eggs that look like ping-pong balls,
cover them to let sun and sand incubate them, and go
back to their home waters.
In a couple of months the babies break out through
their shells, dig up to the surface and scramble down to
the water to begin a very hazardous life where they can
become food for any number of birds and sea life.
When the mothers come out of the sea they leave
a clear track resembling a huge zipper in the sand, so
Turtle Watch volunteers know there have been callers.
So far this spring, no tracks have been sighted on our
Everything sea turtle happens at night, or it's sup-
posed to, and they are most vulnerable then. Leave them
alone and give them plenty of space is the best advice.
Moms and babies find their way to the sea by the sparkle
of the night waters, so they are easily misled by lights
on the shore, where they are bound to die.
So any light visible from the beach must be shielded
from turtle's-eye view or replaced with turtle-friendly
lights. It is an annual problem that Fox and other con-
scientious Turtle Watchers. battle constantly.
Training for those watchers has begun on the Island,
Ready to displace
With the resumption of the beach renourishment project, currently placing sand at 18th Street North in
Bradenton Beach and moving south to Coquina Beach, these bathers and beachgoers will likely be displaced
for afew days while work crews from Goodloe Marine finish this beach section. According to the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Goodloe has until June 1 to complete the project. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
and they are out in gratifying numbers, said Fox.
"We have 20 new walkers, double the average year,
and a lot of new energy. A lot of old hands from last year
and earlier are here too, so the beaches will be well cov-
ered. I ran into a couple of them walking their sections
even this early in the game, so we're ready to go."
The season that begins Monday, May 1, will run on
for six months turtle time.
Anna Maria City
April 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Consent agenda, reports, proposed lot split at 204
Archer Way, request for continuance for Sandbar res-
taurant, first reading on charter change for election
date revision, public reading on budget amendment for
drainage improvements, first reading on dispute resolu-
tion procedure and discussion on garbage waste fran-
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
April 27, 4:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
May 3, 6 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
May 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 26, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
April 28, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
May 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
May 3, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
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4-A M APRIL 26, 2006 TIHE ISLANDER
Gulffront project back again, tabled until June
By Paul Roat
Call it d6ji vu all over again, but this time on a
Developers of two proposed Gulffront duplex units
at 1402 and 1404 Gulf Drive, Island Inc. and Beach
Development Inc., located across the street from the
Bermuda Bay condominium development, appeared
before Bradenton Beach officials in 2000 to request
rezoning of the property. They claimed at that time that
a scrivener's error had the property zoned as preserva-
tion within the city's comprehensive plan, which also
stated that the area also consists of special soils that
should preclude development of any structures.
City officials eventually denied the request. The
developers took the matter to court, where a circuit
court judge upheld the city's denial. On appeal, though,
the matter was reversed and the city was ordered to
allow the original request, which was a small-scale
comprehensive plan amendment.
However, when the change was forwarded to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs, the agency
in charge of comp plans in the state, it determined the
matter was not at all a small comp-plan amendment,
but a large-scale amendment.
And the whole matter began again.
Last week, members 9f the city's planning and
zoning board heard the request again. The lengthy pro-
ceedings included expert witnesses on both the city's
and project developer's sides, arguing their respective
cases, and planners eventually continued deliberation
of the issue until June 13.
"We believe the designation of the property as pres-
ervation was in error," said attorney Stephen Thomp-
son, representing the developers. "The preservation
designation results in a taking of the property. There is
development north and south of the property."
Jim Farr, a land-use planner representing the devel-
opers, said that prior to the drafting of the current city
comprehensive plan in 1989, the site was designated for
multi-family use. He explained that a previous build-
ing official and city planning consultant had agreed that
the preservation zoning was a scrivener's error and had
even issued a building permit for the project, only to
have a subsequent building official overturn it.
"There is nothing in that area that sets it apart from
any other property," Farr said.
Jeff Churchill, an environmental consultant repre-
senting the developers, concurred. He said that the pres-
ervation-category designation should only be applied if
there were special water-recharge needs, some unique
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characteristics to the site, or if the soils there held some
significant environmental importance.
None of those qualities applies to the property,
Building Official Ed Mc Adam offered a lengthy
staff report which recommended denial of the applica-
"Visits to the site reveal a meandering coastal protec-
tion system consisting of a wide coastal dune immedi-
ately adjacent to the easterly property line adjacent to
Gulf Drive," Mc Adam said. "The vegetative coastal dune
... clearly depicts not only the 'frontal defense against
the forces of nature' but accurately depicts an established
separation of the preservation category at Gulf Drive."
The property, he said, "... clearly reflects the land-
use category as an area on and westerly of the present
dune system as being environmentally important and
which should be 'preserved.'"
Sam Casella, a planning consultant with exten-
sive coastal background hired by the city, presented
an exhaustive report on the issue. Perhaps most tell-
ing in his 25-page report was the statement made by
Gerald Smelt, the principal planner with the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council who, in 1989, helped draft
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"Mr. Smelt told me that he does not agree with
those who say that the extent of the preservation cate-
gory ... was mistakenly depicted ... due to a scrivener's
error," Casella said. "He said the preservation desig-
nation reflected the city's desire to preserve undevel-
oped land seaward of the Coastal Construction Control
Line. He denied any intent of basing the preservation
category solely on the soils map."
Casella summed up his report with the statement:
"It is recommended that the application be denied at
Several nearby residents spoke to the issue, object-
ing to the proposed development on grounds that the
existing dune system protects their property from wind
and wave damage. There were also concerns voiced
about losing Gulffront views if the project were to be
Planning Board Chair Bob Dale, who not only
served on the planning board when the matter was pre-
sented in 2000, but was also a board member in 1989
when the current comp plan was drafted, requested staff
to attempt to locate aerial photographs of the area prior
Those pictures will be presented to the board when
the matter comes forward again at 5 p.m. June 13.
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last week was then again
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property. Its windows were
broken and various parts
were stripped from the wreck.
Park benches at the Preserve,
recently built by an area Boy
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and burned in the spree.
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 26, 2006 A A-5
Historic Cortez school all but complete
By Jim Hanson
The old school building in Cortez is within days of
being ready for-use, rehabilitated from below ground
to rooftop. But it's at least a month from a grand open-
All that remains are a few odds and ends of con-
struction and Manatee County's official approval for
the building's occupancy. That will be the occasion for
celebration, for it has been a long time in restoration.
Built in 1912 and used in the 1980s and '90s as
the residence and studio of internationally famed fabric
weaver Robert Sailors, the county acquired it in 2000
with state help to put it into public use as a community
center and museum of the historic fishing village's life.
Volunteers took the reconstruction as far as they
could, removing unwanted parts and readying the inte-
rior for the contractor, and more than a year ago
TriTech Construction & Design of Bradenton was
awarded the rebuilding contract.
TriTech had to start underground, noted the site's
manager for the county, Roger Allen. The floor was in
such deplorable condition that workers had to dig out
room for footings and piers to support huge beams to
keep the floor level once it was jacked up.
The floors were restored in original condition with
heart pine, a very hard and increasingly rare wood. The
entire floor system had to be replaced in part of the
Traffic delays upcoming in
Florida Department of Transportation officials warn
that there may be some traffic delays for a few days, or
possibly a week, in southern Bradenton Beach while
the department cleans drainage structures.
According to the DOT, motorists traveling on Gulf
Drive South between Cortez Road and 13th Street
South should expect intermittent northbound and/or
southbound lane closures on occasion from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. and the work will take place sometime
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building, victim of roof leaks.
The roof itself was difficult, too, with its support-
ing system replaced before rebuilding the roof itself.
Now about one-third of the roof is new, the rest still in
good original condition, Allen said.
There is new plumbing, new electric wiring, new
custom-made windows, new exterior doors, new panel-
ing where the original cypress had rotted, a new stage
to replace the one damaged by termites, new fire alarm
system, and new lighting throughout.
Altogether, the building meets the most stringent
standards for safety in storms, Allen said, which may
be very handy for Cortezians: It was the shelter of last
resort during the hurricanes that devastated the village
in 1921 and 1926. "We have photos showing the build-
ing surrounded by skiffs that people had rowed there
to find shelter," he said.
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With the interior all but completed, the exterior
comes next for reconstruction. Experts will have to
determine whether the stucco can be removed without
ruining the original red brick, Alien said. If it can't be
taken off, it will be repaired and the outside will remain
stucco instead of brick.
That part remains to be funded, but the interior is
paid for through grants and gifts and, mostly, money
R.B. "Chips" Shore has arranged from the county.
Shore is a devoted historian and as clerk of the
circuit court is responsible for all things historic in the
Also to come are moving the historic Burton store
to the grounds and restoring it to its 1890s condition to
house a classroom and folkways exhibits.
Allen is planning a grand opening for the new old
schoolhouse sometime in June or July.
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Spring cleaning basics
If tourist season is "over" at winter's end, look out,
'cause it's about to begin again. Our summer season is a
growing thing, and more and more families and European
tourists are discovering Anna Maria Island for shorter
stays than our "winter friends," but we'll take a week or
two from all comers. Bring it on.
Meanwhile, it's time for some quick spring cleaning.
Spruce up. Get the cobwebs out. Welcome back spring
and summer friends, such as the manatees that grace our
warm bay and Gulf waters.
North-end beachgoers, watch out for spring's nesting
birds least terns and black skimmers. They will be the
ones squawking at you as you lead your troops through
the dunes and paths to the water's edge.
They're trying to protect nests and chicks, so take
heed. They are protected species and their nesting area
here is significant largely due to their loss of habitat state-
wide. Ours are the largest nesting colonies for both spe-
cies in Florida. Avoid them and avoid the areas they are
protecting. Their sandy nests and tiny eggs are much too
difficult to see until it's too late.
Local Audubon Society volunteers and Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials will be
"roping in" the predominant nesting area, but you just never
know where those little guys might "flit" to lay a nest.
Along with spring also comes the need to check the
hurricane supplies, which, fortunately for some of us
procrastinators, is about the same as the recommended
stockpile for the predicted bird flu epidemic.
Are you ready for that?
Gulffront property owners are reminded to prepare
for turtle nesting season, which begins May 1, by turning
out their beachfront lights at sunset.
And in the absence of any information from Anna
Maria Island'Turtle Watch, we ask that you be on the
lookout for nesting turtles on the beaches and watch for
them near shore while boating in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Turtle Watch director was obviously distracted
by a trip to Greece for a "turtle symposium" on your
"dime" as donations and taxpayer funding from the
beach renourishment project are what pay those bills -
and the director's salary.
Is it money well spent? Only you can decide. No one
begrudges the effort of many volunteers to facilitate the
nesting of these protected species, but non-profit otani-
zations need to utilize funding and scrutinize spending
very carefully. We have seen no evidence of enhanced
programs or the responsible use of $25,000 per year in
county funding in recent years.
While Turtle Watch has plenty of folks wanting to
help the giant creatures On the beach, it's just possible
they need a more accountable board of directors.
It's also possible that won't happen, because one of
the directors is also the "chief' of the organization. And
that is also.the person who is paid.
Spring cleaning, anyone?
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SLICK Exodus By Egan
Questions, suggestions offered
So many of us walk along the Gulf, enjoying the
beauty of sand and sea. I am distressed, however, at the
huge amount of trash on the sand by the shore. Mostly
it is plastic bags those which cause the death of sea
turtles who mistake them for jellyfish.
Tourists and locals need to keep the bags picked
up and tossed in the trash. On Monday mornings, there
seem to be more bags, foam cups, food packaging, bot-
tles, etc. We could each carry our own bag and collect
the litter as we walk. It's a small task that would reap
Also, why doesn't the beach-rake machine pick
up the weeds that are washing onto the shore in huge
amounts? Sometimes the machine travels on relatively
clean sand, beside the weeds.
Mary Shaull, Holmes Beach
The waffling and intransigence of the executives
of our three cities regarding the study of consolidation
is a perfect illustration that the residents of the Island
deserve professional management of the City of Anna
Don Knode, Holmes Beach
Where is America going?
As a senior citizen, voter, mother, wife, grand-
mother, businesswoman and dweller on our beautiful
Island, I sit here in my quiet spot in reflection fueling
great frustrations and fears, thinking, where is America
going, what can I do?
We as American citizens have been so badly misled
on the Iraq war. We were misled and told they had weap-
ons of mass destruction. Not true. That there were ter-
rorist cells. Not true. Oh yes, they are there now because
they can get at and kill our brave American men.
.It is very close to civil war in Iraq as these factions
have been separate for many generations. Planning has
and women die, for what? Our tax dollars going down
a black hole.
There are still major problems in Afghanistan and
at this time to even have on the table a suggestion to
nuke Iran is insane and will not work. God, where is
We now have the largest deficit in the history of our
country. It is insane, and we continue to borrow.
Wake up, Americans. The immigration issue is
major with millions of illegals now in our country. We
must first secure our borders and ports, then some way
legislate immigration reform. When?
Gas prices are climbing at a rapid pace, crude oil
at $70 a barrel the highest ever in our country, yet the
oil companies are making the highest profits ever. The
poor and middle class suffer. Where is an alternative
Hurricane Katrina should have told all of us
how unprepared we were for national disasters. New
Orleans could be Anna Maria Island and our Gulf
Coast. To me it was a crime how these poor people suf-
fered. Are we next?
Our government is paying very little attention to
global warming, yet the polar ice cap keeps melting, the
Gulf temperatures keep rising, 20 years from now we
may not reverse this cycle. Then what, Noah's Ark?
There are other issues wire tapping, outsourc-
ing of jobs. I feel if our wonderful country continues on
the path we are on we will wake up one day and realize
we are no longer the world power we have been in our
Speak up, America. We are the people. We are the
government. I ask you again, where is America going?
Jane Grossman, Holmes Beach
Thanks to Rick
Thank you, Rick Catlin, for the write-up in The
Islander. It sure reminds me of my days in the service.
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 26, 2006 M A-7
Planning commission unfavorable
to most sign ordinance changes
By Rick Catlin
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission at its
April 20 meeting was opposed to a number of proposed
changes to the city's sign ordinance submitted by the
Island real estate community following a brouhaha sev-
eral weeks ago, when a number of signs were confis-
cated by the city for being placed in the wrong location
on various properties.
The commission did, however, recommend that the
city commission make the maximum size of a sign 4
square feet, including any tubes, "riders," and the space
The commission declined to recommend that
the signs can be placed 10 feet from the pavement;
chose to keep 4-foot height restriction the real
estate industry had suggested 6 feet; and kept a
one-hour advance time frame for placement of an
open house sign. The industry had proposed that an
open house sign could be placed 24 hours before the
In addition, the commission rejected a proposal to
allow a sign on both the front and back yards of a canal-
front property, instead opting for the single sign in the
front yard as the ordinance currently states.
Commission members also gave consensus
approval to allowing a single sign attached to a struc-
ture announcing a "vacation rental," but if the same sign
were placed in the ground, it would have to be removed
after any rental of the property.
Any "for sale" or "for rent" sign in the ground
would have to be removed after a sale or rental, and
"vacation rental" signs placed on a structure would also
have to be smaller than 4 square feet.
The commission will draw up its recommendations
on the proposed changes to the sign ordinance and for-
ward them to the city commission for its discussion and
approval or denial.
Anna Maria City Hall roof bids fall flat
By Rick Catlin
After four companies picked up bid packets for
the roofing project at the Anna Maria City Hall, Mayor
SueLynn and Tom Wilcox of the city's engineering
firm of Baskerville-Donovan Inc. were expecting all
four companies to return competitive bids.
Alas, only one company submitted a bid by the
2 p.m. April 18 deadline, and the price was more
than double what the city had budgeted.
Southern Roofing of Tampa submitted a bid
for just under $140,000 for the roof, about $80,000
above the $60,000 budgeted for the project.
Wilcox said he was disappointed that only one
company submitted a bid and its price appeared
way above the engineering estimates.
"My guess is this is way too high. I'm sure we
can get it done cheaper," he said, adding that BDI's
own estimate was between $60,000 to $70,000.
Wilcox said he would call the other three com-
panies to find out why they didn't submit bids after
picking up packets.
SueLynn rejected Southern's bid, noting it was
technically incomplete and the city was not obli-
gated to accept it. She directed Wilcox to set up bid
packages again on May 3 for interested companies,
with a bid opening scheduled for May 15.
"We just seem to have trouble getting companies
to bid on these small projects," she said.
Wilcox agreed, noting that even Manatee County
is having trouble getting competitive bids on some
projects involving millions of dollars.
In the April 25, 1996,
issue of The Islander,
Holmes Beach resident Tracey Moynihan
was named Queen of the Florida Heritage Festival
held in Bradenton. She replaced 1995 Queen Jes-
sica McGann, who also lives in Holmes Beach.
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Com-
mission held a lengthy discussion on the pros and
cons of a city manager form of government, with
former Mayor Charlotte Long arguing that the
city needs a manager.
An early morning fire April 19 damaged the
Grooms Motors building and repair shop at-5608
Marina Drive, but caused no injuries. Investiga-
tors said the cause of the blaze was an electrical
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Plans for AME caboose shared with historical society
By Diana Bogan
Wheels are in motion to turn the Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School caboose into a museum honoring the
history of education on the Island.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes spoke at a recent
Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting to pres-
ent plans for the traincar's transformation.
As an avid history buff, Hayes said she was excited
about the opportunity to promote the history of the
Island as well as the long history of education on the
Island from its one-room schoolhouse in the early
1900s to the two-story building that opened Jan. 3,
"I want to make sure that we never forget where
our roots are," Hayes said about the motive behind the
Hayes said that throughout the construction phase
of the new Island school she heard many "delightful"
stories about the school's history. One she shared at
the historical meeting was the result of a visit from a
woman to the campus nearly three years ago.
"It was summer and the school was empty," Hayes
said. Working in the office, she heard a knock at the
"A lady in her mid-60s visiting from California told
me she had been a student at the school in the 1950s.
She heard the school was going to be demolished and
had to walk'the halls one more time."
Hayes said the woman brought to her attention that
she had taken her shoes off before walking the halls. 'I
took my shoes off because as a child you didn't have
to wear shoes to school until fourth-grade," the woman
"A local Realtor and former student has since told
me [boys] didn't have to wear a shirt to school until
second-grade," Hayes added.
It's stories such as these that Hayes hopes to com-
memorate either on audiotape or in journals for the
The caboose does not meet current codes as class-
room or office space, and Hayes said it seemed a waste
for it to sit vacant. Framed by the new playground, the
caboose, she says, is the perfect location for a mini-
One thing Hayes said the public could see in the
museum over the riext year is an old picture of the origi-
nal Anna Maria Island School with the caption, "new,
Another item to be featured is the "Little Book
of Tribune Verse," published in 1901 that was found
Former Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Jim
Kronus shared a few memories of the Island school's
red caboose at a. recent Anna Maria Island Historical
Society meeting. Kronus recalled what a spectacle it
was to see the caboose cross the Anna Maria Island
Bridge on Manatee Avenue on a flatbed truck in 1987.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
behind bookcases that stored textbooks during the reno-
vation of the school auditorium. "I know our students
have missed this book of childhood poems," Hayes
said. "The book will be on display as a lost treasure."
AME teacher's aide Judy Arnold has provided the
museum with a scrapbook of articles from the Island
newspapers dating back to the 1970s. And Hayes said
there are plans to chronicle the recent process that took
the school with its open breezeways to the new two-
The community has been an integral part of the
caboose's history, from procuring the donation of the
caboose by CSX Railroad Company to transforming
its interior for use as a computer lab and later office-
space. Community members, including historical soci-
ety members, will continue to have a role in preserving
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Local Boy Scout Christopher Mowry plans to
repaint the exterior of the caboose as his Eagle Scout
project. His father works for a railroad company that
will donate paint to match the original red color of the
Hayes said students in AME's enrichment program
will work on researching display items and maintaining
"We hope to add flavor and enrich what the Anna
Maria Island Museum already has to offer," Hayes said.
"We want to have tangible items students can pick up
and examine. And we hope to become a field trip des-
tination for other schools.
"We hope to rely on [historical society members]
as expert Island historians for support," Hayes con-
Several people in attendance had former ties to the
Island school. Elizabeth Moss of Anna Maria was a
teacher at the school.in the 1950s and taught Joan Pet-
tigrew, who was instrumental in bringing the caboose
to the school grounds.
Former AME Principal Jim Kronus shared his
memories of the red caboose coming over the Anna
Maria Island Bridge on a flatbed truck. "It was quite
a sight and caused quite a stir coming down Manatee
Avenue," he said. "The streets had to be closed down,
and we waited at the school for its arrival with our hard
Kronus said years ago having a computer on an
elementary school campus was a big deal and the com-
munity helped transform the caboose into a computer
technology lab, which he said was exciting to see.
"I'm glad you're taking the bull by the horns and
making this happen," he told Hayes.
Pettigrew best captured the spirit of the new begin-
Sning for the caboose, noting "Anna Maria Elementary
has always boasted its own unique character. While
times do change, it is still important for us not to throw
away those things that help to bring a unique character
to our Island school. The red caboose is one of those
"Trains have played an important part in the-his-
tory of our country," she continued. "I remember as a
child seeing a caboose bringing up the rear of a train.
Children do not have that opportunity today, but here
on this campus they have a unique part of American
history in their daily lives.
"It pleases me that the caboose was kept on the
Anna Maria school campus and now will be turned
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 26, 2006 U A-9
Boatel project again deferred in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
More questions resulted in a further delay before
a decision on a proposed boatel on the south side of
the Bradenton Beach Marina, just south of the Cortez
Members of the city's planning and zoning board
are now expected to make a decision on whether or not
to recommend to the city commission approval or rejec-
tion of a 12-unit boat-oriented motel at 208 and 201
Bay Drive on May 30. The board's decision will then
go to the city commission for final determination.
Marina owner Allan Bazzy has requested the
boatel, or a "hotel for boaters" to encompass 67,644
square feet with parking on the first level and units
above. The site currently is used for marina parking.
Bazzy has said that the boatel would provide an
economic incentive to the other businesses in the area,
drawing visitors and tourists to the Bridge Street area.
"It will change things from a boat parking lot to a boat
resort," he said.
However; planners requested a review of historic
documents on both the marina and the proposed boatel
site, including any stipulations placed on the approvals.
They also requested a density computation on the lots,
further review of traffic plans for ingress and egress to
the boatel, and studies on sound barriers and drainage
on the site.
The planners' questions arose after several resi-
dents voiced concerns about the project.
"It's a dust bowl," neighbor Rosemary George said
Baptist women plan brunch,
author, fashion show
The Island Baptist Church's women's ministry will
host a spring brunch Saturday, May 6, featuring an
author/vocalist and a fashion show.
It will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church
fellowship hall, 8505 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Those
wishing to attend may call 778-0719 by May 2.
Katrina Kaiser will speak and host a special fashion
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"You're saying there's no problem with traffic,"
said neighbor Frank Banyas, "but I don't know how
many times Church Avenue is completely blocked with
boats and trailers."
"There would be a significant intensification of use
in an area already in distress," said resident Laurence
Adams. "Twelve units seems like a hell of a lot on two
Planning board member Jo Ann Meilner said that
the boatel units "look like condo units. If they do sell
as that, then what?" She also had questions on density
and the placement of "residential" units on commercial
Margie Sheehan, pasto-
rial director of religious
education at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, grate-
fully accepts a check for
$764.47 on behalf of the
church from Don Malo-
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Island Kiwanis Club.
Each of the Island's
churches will receive
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of the shared offering
taken at the Kiwanis
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Service. Islander Photo:
Slow season catches up with Island Branch Library
The departure of the busy visitor season is showing
up in the May schedule of activities at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Only four events are listed on the program compiled
by the Manatee County Library System for the Island
Monday, May 1 and 22, Internet class at 8:30
a.m., with advance registration required by calling
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from the Rotary Club ofAnna Maria Island, with club president Birgit Sesterhenn presenting the check. The
donation will cover the costs for two women to participate in Life Launch, a program designed to teach women
' how to get a job and then help them find one.
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for Arbor Day Friday
Tree-planting ceremonies on the Island and main-
land will take place on National Arbor Day Friday,
April 28, compliments of Keep Manatee Beautiful.
At 9 a.m., a Spanish stopper tree will be put into
the ground at Herb Dolar Park, 25th Street at Anna
Maria Sound, in Bradenton Beach.
At 10 a.m., a gumbo limbo tree donated by Turner
Tree & Landscape will be planted at 59th Street near
Holmes Beach City Hall.
At 11 a.m., four red cedar trees will be installed
near the Historical Park on Pine Avenue in Anna
And at 12:30 p.m., the Palma Sola Scenic High-
way Committee and Keep Manatee Beautiful will have
a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly created Palma
Sola Scenic Highway Park on Manatee Avenue West
at the intersection of 75th Street West.
Assisting Keep Manatee Beautiful in the endeavor
is the Florida Division of Forestry, Manatee County
government, Turner Tree & Landscaping and local
Friendship Day to be noted by
Church Women United
A luncheon at noon May 5 will celebrate Friend-
ship Day by Church Women United at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 420 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Open to women of all ages and faiths, it will hail
"the intergenerational bonds between women" and note
the 50th anniversary of the worldwide "least coin"
A spokesperson explained that the movement is
based on the power of prayer and the "willingness to
set aside the 'least coin' of a country to support initia-
tives that promote peace and reconciliation in families,
work places and governments.
"With each woman's prayers and pennies," she
said, "the efforts of the fellowship grow, touching the
lives of other women throughout the world."
Tickets at $7 for the event must be purchased
by April 30 by calling Mary Alice Chakoumakos at
Lou Fiorentino scholarships to
summer camp available
Deadline for applying for a scholarship to help*
finance youngsters' summer camp is May 10, with
awards up to $200 per student.
Eligible are boys and girls in fourth- through
eighth-grade who live in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach
or Holmes Beach. Application forms are available at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34218.
The scholarships are a memorial to the late Lou
Fiorentino, longtime Island Little League coach and
umpire. Since' 1998, 92 Island youths have received
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summer camp of the recipient's choosing, Details may
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It's a girl
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Rose Lark, born April 5 at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. The
new father is the son of Claudette Green of Holmes
Beach and the late Paul Lark of Baltimore; mother
is daughter of Danny and Wendy Connelly ofAnna
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Local watercolor artist Midge Pippel will display her
paintings in the Island Branch Library throughout
May. A retired school superintendent, her work is
diverse, featuring beaches, florals, boats, landscapes
and still life scenes. Pippel is a member of the Anna
Maria Island Artists Guild, Longboat Key Center for
the Arts and Manatee Art Center. Islander Photo.
Courtesy Ginny Eitm'an
Chiles employees schedule
two-Saturday yard sale
Employees of the Chiles Group of restaurants on
the Island are planning a yard sale on two Saturdays,
with a car the star attraction.
Jenny Gotay of the Chiles staff said she has "a ton
of stuff and more coming in," but the big item is a car
donated by an employee. Most everything is donated
by employees and managers, she said, even some res-
The sales will begin at,8 a.m. April 29 and May 6
at 7519 First Ave. W. in Bradenton, Proceeds will go to
the Chiles team for the cancer-fighting Relay for Life
in June at Coquina Beach. ,
Additional information may be obtained by calling
'Molar Gras' event scheduled
by Longboat Key dentist
A Mardi Gras type "Molar Gras" for fun and chil-
dren's teeth is scheduled at a Longboat Key dentist's
Dr. Robert Gordon will host the event at his office
at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27. It will be a networking event for the
Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of
Featured will be "beads, psychics, live music, hours
d'oeuvres, open bar and other Mardi Gras fun," said the
chamber.'Cost is $5 for chamber members, $10 for non-
Gordon provides free dental care for youngsters at
Children's Haven, and he will accept donations for the
organization's other activities during "Molar Gras."
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained by calling 383-2466.
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Wednesday, May 3
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Turkey Gravy on Mashed Potatoes or Breaded Beef
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Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Cereal, Toast, Bagels, Fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Grilled Cheese,
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April 14, 500 block of Loquat Drive, burglary. A con-
struction trailer was broken into at a job site and $5,900
in tools was reportedly stolen.
April 16, 400 N. Bay Blvd., Bayfront Park, criminal
mischief. A woman reported damage to her car done
apparently by another driver opening his/her car door and
hitting the complainant's car.
April 11, 200 Gulf Drive S. and Bridge Street, traffic
crash/DUI. Monica Maule, 27, of Holmes Beach, report-
edly failed a field sobriety test administered at the scene
of a traffic accident. Upon arriving at the jail, a marijuana
cigarette was reportedly found in her purse.
April 12, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, Holmes
Beach, drug arrest. Stephen Jackson, 39, of Bradenton
Beach, was stopped when an officer noticed his tag had
expired. According to the report, Jackson was driving with
a suspended license and, when he was asked to exit the
vehicle, he dropped a container that contained cocaine.
April 13, 1906 Gulf Drive N., Coquina Beach Club,
burglary. A digital video-disc player reportedly left
beneath a rear passenger seat of a car was stolen.
April 14, 1900 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, traffic
arrest. A driver was issued two criminal summons one
for driving with a suspended license and the other for
attaching a dealer's tag that had been reported stolen from
Red Hoagland Pontiac/GMC.
April 14, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, juvenile
pickup. While investigating a disturbance, a warrant check
was conducted and, according to the report, a juvenile was
taken into custody on a warrant for robbery with a deadly
weapon and burglary.
April 16, 1200 block of Gulf Drive South, suspended
license. A car was stopped when an officer heard the
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driver blow a loud air horn for no apparent reason. The
driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license
and cited for improper use of a horn.
April 16, 2200 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, theft.
A man reported a window of his car had been broken
and his belongings were ransacked. Nothing was reported
April 17, 900 block of Gulf Drive North, reckless
driving. A motorcyclist was arrested for speeding and
reckless driving. The driver reportedly was not licensed
to operate a motorcycle.
April 15, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported her bicycle stolen.
April 16, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, driver's license.
A driver was cited for driving without a license.
April 16, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Brian
Schroder, 19, of Bradenton, was stopped by an officer
for reckless driving. Schroder was arrested for report-
edly having beer in his possession and an inventory of the
vehicle resulted in the discovery of two pipes with mari-
juana residue, a large water pipe and a wooden cocaine
April 17, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest.
Byron Shull, 51, of Sarasota, was stopped for speeding
and records showed that Shull's license was suspended.
He was given a field sobriety test, which he reportedly
failed, and was arrested. During an inventory of his car, a
film canister containing marijuana was found in the back-
seat, which Shull admitted belonged to him and not a pas-
senger who was sitting in the rear.
April 17, 200 block of 75th Street, battery. A man
reported a former employee struck him in the back with
an unknown object and punched him in the face after he
fell to the ground. A couple that witnessed the incident
refused to cooperate and the suspect was not found in the
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Law enforcement officers are seeking help in locat-
ing a vehicle that was allegedly carjacked from a
Holmes Beach property owner.
According to Holmes Beach Police, the victim was
attempting to help a man that he picked up on 14th
Street in Bradenton who sought "a donation."
The victim stopped at the Holmes Beach Publix for
cash and proceeded north on Gulf Drive when, accord-
ing to Lt. Dale Stephenson, the suspect pulled a small
knife, and told the driver to turn and stop in the 4700
block of Second Avenue.
The victim was robbed and the alleged assailant
took off in his rented 2005 gray Chevrolet Geo, and
was last seen turning south on Gulf Drive.
Anyone with further information on the incident
should call Holmes Beach Police at 708-5804.
Lock your bikes at night
If you don't want your bicycle to end up at
the bottom of a canal, or discarded elsewhere on
the Island, lock it up.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
said there have been a number of bicycle thefts
throughout the Island recently and the best pre-
vention is to secure your bike inside a garage or
use a bicycle lock.
April 18, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A man
reported his bike was stolen from his carport.
April 18, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, theft. A
man reported his bicycle stolen.
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Wednesday, April 26
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat Key" at
the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber office,
6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
12:30 to 4 p.m. Duplicate Bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m.-Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Business Card Exchange at Fit to Eat restaurant, 5315 Gulf
Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.
6 to 9p.m.- Leon Merian and his quintet concert and
social at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
N.W., Bradenton. Proceeds benefit the park. Information:
714-7907. Fee applies.
Thursday, April 27
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More fitness class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Pilates for beginners at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
2 and 7 p.m.- Mystery author Ward Larsen lecture
and book signing at Mote Marine Laboratory, Buchanan
Room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information:
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Molar Gras" Longboat-Lido-St.
Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce event at Dr. Robert
Gordon's office, 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 383-2466. Donations for children's dental care
Friday, April 28
9 a.m. Mixed movement class at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. Arbor Day tree planting at Herb Dolan Park,
25th Street and Anna Maria Sound, Bradenton Beach.
10 a.m. Arbor Day tree planting at 59th Street near
Holmes Beach City Hall.
11 a.m. Arbor Day tree planting at the Historical
Park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
12:30 p.m. Palma Sola Scenic Highway committee
and Keep Manatee Beautiful ribbon-cutting ceremony on
Manatee Avenue West at the intersection of 75th Street
6 to 9 p.m. Smooth Jazz with Jose Valentino out-
doors on the circle at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Infor-
8 p.m. De Soto Ball at Bradenton Municipal Audi-
torium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Information:
747-1998. Fee applies.
Saturday, April 29
8 a.m. Chiles Group employee American Cancer
Society Relay for Life fundraising yard sale at 7519 First
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 580-2995.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting with guest speaker
Amy Wick Mavis of PACE Center for Girls at Cafe on the
Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. Manatee River Garden Club Garden Tour
and Horticulture Exhibit at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton.
5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Center "Affair
to Remember" at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:45 p.m. De Soto 5k run and grand parade
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Sunday, April 30
4 p.m. Florida Brass Quintet concert at First United
Methodist Church, 603 11th Street W., Bradenton. Informa-
Monday, May 1
8:30 a.m. Internet class at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-9341.
10:15 a.m.- Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
5:30 p.m. Dedication ceremony at Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
6:30p.m. Meeting of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 739-0325.
Tuesday, May 2
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More fitness class at the
Charles 0. Morgret
Charles O. Morgret, 84, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died April 17.
Born in Berkeley Springs, W. Va., Mr. Morgret
worked in the railroad industry for more than 42
-years. He received a bachelor's
degree from George Washing-
ton University and a master's
degree from American Univer-
sity. He was a veteran of both
World War II and the Korean
War, receiving a Bronze Star.
He was past president of the
Railroad Public Relations Asso-
Morgret ciation. He served as advisory
railroad editor to Encyclopedia-Americana and Web-
ster's International Dictionary. He wrote and published
the book "Bronson: The Railroads' Messiah." He was
a member of the Bradenton Country Club, the Braden-
ton Yacht Club, and American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post 24. He was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, Anna Maria.
The family received friends at Bradenton Funeral
Home April 20, and services were at the church April
21. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell
Hospice, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by wife Lore Marijfjeren; sons
Robert W. of Laurel, Md., and Dr. Edward V. of
Rommey, W. Va.; stepsons Donald Marifjeren of Rich-
mond, Ky., and David Marifjeren and wife Patty of Bra-
denton; three grandchildren; one step-grandson; and
Frances Holmes Smith
Frances Holmes Smith, 96, of Anna Maria, died
Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Smith worked
for the former Islander newspaper and the Beach-
comber. She served as a clerk for the election board.
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Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Questions about Medicare Part-D
enrollment answered by Michael Vejins at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
10:30 a.m. Pilates for beginners at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club lunch with
guest speaker from Mote Marine Laboratory at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
6:15 to 8:30 p.m. "Boat Smart" class at the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Braden-
ton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.
Wednesday, May 3
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information:
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She attended hood College in Frederick, Md., and U.C.
in Berkley, Calif. She was a member of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church and Daughters of the American
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by nephew Richard P. of Lafayette,
Ind.; nieces Roberta Smith of Lafayette, and Beverly of
Snead Island; and grand-niece Cathy Willard.
Elizabeth L. 'Big Mama' Williams
Elizabeth L. Williams, 67, of Bradenton, known to
many in the area for her years as an entertainer at local
clubs as "Big Mama," died April 22 at Blake Medical
Mrs. Williams was born in Lafayette, Ind., and
came to this area in 1985. She spent many years enter-
taining before her retirement. She was-well known to
the patrons of such former establishments as the Buc-
caneer, Hunt Club and Shenkels on Longboat Key,
and Crabby Bill's on Anna Maria Island. She also per-
formed at the Longboat Key Hilton Inn.
"Big Mama" performed locally for the Jerry Lewis
Telethon for 23 years, and also donated her talents for
St. Judes, Kids by the Sea, Toys for Tots and other
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, April 29 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic
Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key,
and a service and burial will be held June 3 in Lafay-
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wil-
liams' children may be made in care of her sister, Mar-
cella Waits, 3002 41st W., Bradenton FL 34205.
She is survived by children Mark, Eric and Elisha,
eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters
Marcella Walts of Bradenton and Peggy Stachon of
Arizona; and brother Bob Scheetz of Wisconsin.
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Bradenton residents Janet Allen,
Libe Diamant and Marcela Zucho-
vicki have launched Jalima Coffee
LLC, a specialty coffee business that
imports 100 percent Aribica coffees
grown at the highest altitudes in Chiapas
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The company has its products in
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friendly kid award
"Child" magazine has named the
Colony Beach & Tennis Resort at
1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Long-
boat Key as one of its top five selections
for "Best Family Friendly Resorts" for
The resort was chosen by the mag-
Wonder of wonders
Greg Wonder and his wife recently
moved to the Bradenton area from
Dade City and opened Wonder's
Antiques on Old Main at 414 10th
Ave. W. in Palmetto. The store offers
a "wonderful" collection of antique
furniture, china, glassware and more,
and Greg also buys antiques. For more
information, call Greg at 729-4141.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose.
azine's advisory panel of experts based
upon criteria including variety of activi-
ties offered, cost of children's programs,
room design and size, activities for fam-
ilies, dining options, water activities,
safety considerations and overall value.
To reach the Colony Resort, call
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Inc.,
with offices at 3614 E. Bay Drive
in Holmes Beach, recently recognized
John Luckowee and Patricia Palmeri-
Bates with its Presidents Circle Award
for 2005 honoring the top 7 percent
of all Coldwell Banker sales associates
Real estate agent Gail Sterling of
Gulfstream RE/MAX in Holmes Beach
is now offering luxury waterfront living
at the Nautico marina condominiums in
St. Petersburg directly on Tampa Bay.
Nautico is located just off the first
exit across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge,
and Nautico is not just another water-
Owners get free HDTV program-
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long-distance telephone service using
VoIP technology and free wired broad-
band Internet service.
In addition, Nautico offers a "mem-
bers only" resort clubhouse, 143 wet
slips, a 327-slip boat house and direct
access to Tampa Bay.
Mortgages as low as $1,000 per
month with no property taxes or HOA
fees until 2009 are also being offered.
To make an appointment to view
Nautico, call Gail at 778-7777, or e-mail
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child's education in
Lucile Capo-Miller and husband
David Miller of Cannons Marina on
Longboat Key recently sponsored a
young Costa Rican girl to attend the
newly formed La Escuela Nueva Hoja
School in Puerto Jiminez on Costa
Rica's Osa Peninsula.
The Millers sponsored third-grader
Ana Patricia Nunez Centino to attend
the non-profit private school that teaches
half its classes in English and the other
half in Spanish.
Emphasis in the school is on the tra-
ditional subjects of math, science, social
studies and English, but the school also
concentrates on earth wellness and tropi-
The Millers-annually visit the area
to take advantage of the deep-sea fishing
"We've gotten to know many fami-
lies and their children as a result of these
trips," said David. "Through a mutual
friend, we heard that Ana was looking
for sponsorship to attend this innova-
tive school. Both my wife and I believe
that to give a child both learning and a
life opportunity is an investment in the
Initially, there was some concern
about Ana being able to handle two
languages at the same time, but she's
"excelling and loving it," said Terry
Huisman, the school's administrator.
For. more information about the
school or a sponsorhip, contact Huisman
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Island real estate
503 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach,
a 2,534 sfla / 2,631 sfur office building
built in 1980 on a 39,748 sf lot was sold
04/03/06, GHG&D Holmes Beach LLC
to Amsouth Bank for $2,450,000.
111 Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria, a
1,204 sfla / 2,580 sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar
home built in 1981 on a 100x110 lot
was sold 04/07/06, Rawson to Ridley
for $1,875,000; list $2,100,000.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 167, Tor-
tuga Inn, Bradenton Beach, a 1,378 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1976 was
sold 03/27/06, Tortuga Partners LLC to
Bryant LLP for $1,050,000.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 161, Tor-
tuga Inn, Bradenton Beach, a 1,378 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1976 was
sold 03/20/06, Tortuga Partners LLC to
Eagle Nest Botel Inc. for $848,750.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 166, Tor-
tuga Inn, Bradenton Beach, a 1,378 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1976 was sold
04/05/06, Tortuga Partners LLC to HPS
Florida LLC for $785,700.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 165, Tor-
tuga Inn, Bradenton Beach, a 1,378 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1976 was
sold 04/05/06, Tortuga Partners LLC to
Reynolds for $785,700.
104 29th St., Unit 1 & Unit 2, Gulf
Path, Holmes Beach, a 1,616 sfla/ 1,696
sfur 3bed/2bath & a 510 sfla / 510 sfur
Ibed/lbath condo both built in 1971
were sold 04/06/06, Shurina Robinson
LLC to Hamann for $705,000.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 266, Tor-
tuga Inn, Bradenton Beach, a 1,378 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1976 was
sold 04/07/06, Tortuga Partners LLC to
Wieland for $675,000.
104 29th St., Unit 3, Gulf Path,
Holmes Beach, a 976 sfla / 976 sfur
lbed/lbath built in 1971 was sold
04/07/06, Shurina Robinson LLC to
Hamann for $645,000.
304 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a
1,610 sfla / 2,010 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar
home built in 1969 on a 75x100 lot was
sold 04/07/06, Beard to Droukas for
214 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a
1,349 sfla / 1,605 sfur 2bed/lbath home
built ii 1973 on a 52x110 lot was sold
04/05/06, Jurta to Batley for $435,000;
.1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 192, Run-
away Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080
sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1978 was sold 04/04/06, Sullivan to
Thorpe for $400,000; list $465,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty ofAnna Maria, can be
reached at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
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6 to 9 p.m. -. "Boat Smart" class at
the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron,
1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information:
714-0449. Fee applies.
Island fiber artist Cyndy Custis cele-
brates 30 years of weaving with a display at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information:
"Spring Has Arrived" exhibit by Ann
Terhardt at All Angels Episcopal Church
By the Sea, 563 Bay Isles Road, Long-
boat Key, through April 30. Information:
Hand-built pottery exhibit by Ginny
Eitman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413
.Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through May
Cancer prevention and survival
cooking class -at Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, through May 20. Information:
Art exhibit by Midge Pippel at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, through May 31.
'The New World in the Eyes of
Explorers" at the South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through June
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Kiwanians to hear
about Pace Center
Amy C. Wick Mavis will
explain the workings and works
of her organization, the Pace
Center for Girls, to the Kiwanis
Club of Anna Maria Island when
it meets Saturday.
The meeting will be the
club's breakfast get-together at
8:30 a.m. at the Cafe on the
Beach, at the Gulf end of Mana-
tee Avenue. Pace, said a spokes-
person, gives academic and coun-
seling help to girls 12 to 18 -
to prepare them to re-enter the
public school system.
Further information may be
obtained by calling 778-8444.
4. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Friendship Day celebration at Roser
Memorial Community Church May 5.
Manatee High School student exhibit
at the Anna Maria Island Art League May
Spring brunch and fashion show at
Island Baptist Church May 6.
Nature walk at Felts Audubon Pre-
serve May 7.
Auditions for "Quartet" at Island Play-
ers May 7.
Democratic Woman's Club fundraiser
at Riverfront Theatre May 10.
Save the Date:
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Bernard Catholic Church May 13.
"Mixed Emotions" at the Island Play-
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Armed Forces Day celebration at
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Navy for World War II
When World War II broke out on Dec. 7, 1941, Ken
Stabeck was already in his second year of college in
While many of his pals were joining the Army, Ken
wanted naval aviation, even though he'd never been to
"I just wanted to be a pilot and I thought the Navy
seemed more exciting," said Ken.
He entered the Navy in the summer of 1942, and
to his surprise was sent to the newly constructed naval
base in Minneapolis for Naval Air Corps training.
Unfortunately, Ken's eyesight failed him on the
depth perception tests and he was washed out of the
But he had done exceptionally well on the flags,
lights and signals portion of the testing, and the Navy
offered him a chance to stay at the school as a trainer.
The job came with an immediate promotion to quarter-
master third class, a big jump in the enlisted ranks from
"That was a pretty good promotion for a guy who
had only been in the Navy six months. And I got to stay
in my home town, so I jumped at the offer."
Ken would spend the next nine months training
future Navy pilots the techniques of reading the flag
and light signals needed for aircraft carrier landings.
E entuall\, however, the Navy shipped him to San
Francisco where he boarded the U.S.S. Polk, a com-
mercial freighter and passenger ship that had been
converted to an attack transport by the Navy. He was
assigned as a quartermaster, working on the bridge in
navigational control and often taking the helm to steer
- the ship.
"The bridge was.basically the.nerve center of a
ship. We knew everything that was going on because all
orders and information were coming or going through
the bridge. It was an exciting place."
The Navy added -numerous 20-mm and 40-mm
anti-aircraft guns to the ship, and the Polk trained for
beach assaults with the smaller landing craft that would
carry Marines to the shore. The Polk provided cover fire
and was there to assist in evacuating the wounded.
Ken and his crew then headed to Pearl Harbor
where the Polk joined the task force that invaded the
Gilbert Islands inlate 1943, an invasion that would be
known as Tarawa. It was the first Allied invasion in the
Pacific of a Japainese-occupied territory and signaled
the beginning of the end for the Japanese dreams of
winning the war.
But Tarawa was no cakewalk.
"The landing was a tremendous challenge," remem-
bered Ken. "Someone had given the troop ships the
wrong information about the tides. They went in on a
low tide and a lot of ships got smashed on the exposed
coral reefs. And there were a lot of casualties on the
The U.S. Marines didn't realize they were facing
Imperial Japanese NMarines, the biggest and strongest
soldiers of the Japanese ightinig forces.
"They were well dug in and their didn't surrender,"
said Ken. Only a few Japanese prisoners were taken
alive out of the more than 7,000 on the Island for the
After Tarawa was secure, the Polk headed back to
Pearl Harbor %\ ith a load of casualties. After off-loading
the \ ounnded, the Polk headed back for another inva-
sion, this one on the land of Kwajalein.
Invasion followed invasion, remembered Ken.
"After K\\jjalein. we went to Bouganvillea for
another in asion. then to Guam and Saipan. Guam \\iL
an easy invasion because most of the Japanese had
In October 1944, the Polk was in Leyte Gulf in the
Phillipines when Gen. Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his
famous pledge to "return."
"I watching from the bridge that day, about 200
yards offshore, when MacArthur got off the landing
craft and waded through the water. I saw the whole
thing through my binoculars. It was all staged, with the
cameras rolling, to make him look good."
But things weren't too good back in Leyte Gulf
when the Japanese kamikazes began to attack.
"They would. ignore us and head for the big ships
like the battlewagons and carriers. They wanted the big
boys, not the small fry. Still, we opened up with all our
guns and I'd like to think we got a few."
After Leyte, the Polk headed back to Seattle.
Enroute, the Polk struck a fishing vessel off the Cana-
dian coast as it entered the Straits of Juan de Fuca
bound for Seattle.
"Thankfully, I was off duty at the time. It turned
out the officer of the day was drunk and never gave the
helmsman the order to get out of the way."
The fishing vessel sank immediately, but all hands
were rescued. The inebriated officer, however, was
arrested when the ship docked in Seattle.and taken off
the Polk, never to be seen again.
After refitting, the Polk headed to the western
Pacific for the invasion of Okinawa. The ship brought
ashore the Navy's construction battalions, known as
"Seabees," to build airports and roads for the invading
At Okinawa, the kamikazes would attack daily and
Ken Stabeck in uniform during World War II.
lived in the
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nightly, but again, the Polk's luck held.
"We saw plenty of ships get hit, especially the
small carriers, but thankfully, they weren't interested
It took the Allies nearly two months to clear Oki-
nawa of the Japanese. As on Tarawa, few surrendered,
and the Americans suffered enormous casualties. The
Polk again performed its duty, taking wounded back to
Pearl Harbor or other naval hospitals in the Pacific.
"We then started preparing for the invasion of
Japan. We knew it would take a lot of attack vessels and
other ships, and we knew we would have to get the men
ashore on the mainland, N% which the Japanese had sworn
they would defend to the last man. It was a sobering
thought to think of the invasion," he remembered.
Then came the Atom Bomb. Once the Japanese
-surrendered on Aug. 15,.1945, everyone started adding
up their points to see if they qualified for a discharge.
"I had a lot of points, so I knew I would get dis-
charged when we got back to the States," said Ken.
Returning to San Francisco in the fall of 1945, Ken
had the closest call of his Na\ al career
"We came into San Francisco in heavy fog and I
was at the helm steering the ship. We had a pilot from
San Francisco giving me orders on where to steer to
get under the Golden Gate Bridge. It was really hard to
see and I had to rely upon the pilot. Then, I looked out
the window and saw we were no more than a couple of
inches from one of the bridge supports. I can't believe
we didn't hit it, but we made it somehow."
Instead of facing a court-martial or worse, Ken was
sent home to Minneapolis where he was honorably dis-
In 1947, he married a Minneapolis girl and got a
job as a salesman for International Harvester. He even-
tually became an independent distributor of equipment
products and mechanical devices, a business which he
has now given to his son.
He originally moved to Captiva Island in 1980, but
a friend told him Anna Maria Island was better and he
came here in 1984.
"And-it was," said Ken with a laugh.
He has no regrets about his naval service and not
getting to fly.
"The Navy was a tremendous experience for me.
I'm proud to have done my part, and I'd do it all over
again if I had to."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans,
man or woman, who served in the armed forces of
any allied country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland,
Norway, France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the
Philippines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear
from i#u Plea 'ill Ricl Catlin at 778-7978.
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2-B 0 APRIL 26, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
Boat death statistics not good at all in Florida
The numbers are in for boating accidents last year,
and the statistics aren't good.
"Florida saw boating deaths rise in 2005 to the
highest number reported in 10 years," according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Our neighbor to the north, Pinellas County, saw the
largest number of fatalities in the state.
Thankfully, no deaths were reported in Manatee
County waters in 2005.
"The majority of the increase in deaths was victims
falling overboard," FWC officials said, with 80 people
dead in 69 incidents last year, a 15 percent increase
And we're not talking about someone tumbling
overboard in rough seas during a storm offshore. The
FWC has determined that 69 percent of fatal falls over-
board occurred on calm inland waters; 93 percent of
the victims drowned (63 percent of whom reportedly
could swim); none of the drowning victims were wear-
ing or using a life jacket; and 53 percent were at least
51 years old.
"We are very concerned about the upward trend
in boating fatalities, said FWC Capt. Richard Moore,
"especially given the fact the vast majority of these are
"The simple act of wearing a life jacket is your best
insurance on the water," according to Capt. Moore.
More danger moving through
As the bay and Gulf water temperatures approach
80 degrees, manatees in Florida are moving away from
the springs and warm-water power plant outfalls to
journey to distant vistas. As they migrate through the
bays and nearshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico, they
often journey into the path of boats, with disastrous
FWC officials are warning boaters to be watchful
near seagrass beds and other popular manatee haunts.
Simply wearing polarized sunglasses and posting a
lookout to watch for manatees is often about all it takes
to avoid a fatal boat-manatee interaction. The glasses
Audubon chiefs installed
These officers took over the reins of the Manatee
County Audubon Society for 2006-07 at the organiza-
tion's annual potluck dinner: From left, Bunny Sch-
neider, secretary; Tom Heitzman, president; Nancy
Ambrose, first vice president; Arlene Flisik, second vice
president; and Jack Schneider, treasurer
By Paul Roat
let you see better in the water; the lookout adds another
set of eyes in the search.
Please, be careful.
As hard as it may be to believe, we're only a little
more than a month away from the start of hurricane
season. Reports indicate we're in for another "above
average" number of storms, too, and now is definitely
the time to start to prepare.
You should know the drill by now: check your
insurance, order the storm shutters you've been putting
off, start stocking up on supplies.
We'll offer all the hints and tips in the annual
Islander hurricane guide, due out in late May, as well
as a tracking map and potential evacuation sites.
But here's a few thoughts for you to start to ponder
Whack the trees around your house now, especially
those near the power lines. Tree limbs = missiles in a
storm. Broken tree branches = no power in a storm.
Trim them now.
Dust off those old photo albums you hardly ever
look at but know you can't live without, and put them
in one or more of those big plastic tubs and stash them
somewhere safe where you can grab them in a hurry if
you've got to leave the Island.
Emergency managers are now saying that you're
probably going to have to be on your own for at least
seven days. Be prepared for that event: No food, no
water, no electricity. Think ahead.
And speaking of thinking ahead, it appears that
we're going to get another one of those "hurricane tax
holidays" next month. Make a list of all those things
you're going to need batteries, flashlights, all that
stuff and shop until you drop that week and save a
And, of course, keep up the hope that we weather
another bad weather season.
Here's one of those hurricane survival stories that
makes a huge amount of sense, with a stori'mtip thrown
If you have a gas grill or propane stove, make sure
you've got lots of fuel. If you don't have such an item,
buy a lot of charcoal and lighter fluid for your outside
barbecue grill. Lots and lots of charcoal it could be
your main cooking medium for a long time.
When the power goes out, take everything out of
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your fridge and freezer and cook it all. Cooked food
lasts longer in coolers than uncooked.
Eat like crazy while you can, then start to munch
on the cold canned goods you've stockpiled.
Oh, and forget the diets. Twinkies, chips all that
other awful stuff is awfully comfortable to eat after a
storm. You know you're going to want to do it anyway
- why not plan ahead?
Least tern nests will be protected tis week.
Island bird nesting
area to be isolated
By Jim Hanson
Volunteers will rope off about two acres of the
northern beach of Anna Maria Thursday, April 27, to
protect the nests of black skimmers and least terns.
It is one of the most important nesting areas in Flor-
ida for the two species, said Nancy Ambrose, Mana-
tee County Audubon Society and Island activist. It will
cover about the same area that was posted last year,
plus a nearby sandbar.
Hurricanes disturbed the birds and their nests last
year, she said, with many eggs washed out by waves
and water. Storms even far offshore can affect shore
birds' habitat and routines.
The nesting season for birds is May and June, but
"we are seeing birds in the area now," Ambrose said.
Meanwhile, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission warned people to tread lightly
along any shore, for "danger lurks everywhere for nest-
ing shorebirds and other wildlife adapted to secluded
Species find themselves competing with humans
for strips of sand along the barrier islands and mainland
beaches "with mixed results." Beach-nesting birds get
nervous around human activities and sometimes flee
their nests, leaving eggs and chicks at the mercy of an
Thus the posting of nesting areas, said Nancy
Douglass, regional nongame-wildlife biologist for the
FWC. "It's not so much that people don't care, it's
that beach-nesting birds are difficult to detect" because
they're naturally camouflaged to hide on beaches.
"We're asking those who use our beaches to avoid
nesting areas where colonies of shorebirds are tending
their eggs or young chicks. We're not asking people to
stop enjoying the beach, just that they avoid areas close
to where birds are nesting," she said.
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Kingfish rule in Gulf, snook action great in backwater
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish are the scene-stealer this week, with the
run going past Anna Maria Island and drawing fishers
offshore to catch some big, hungry fish. Reports of
kings to 35 pounds are not uncommon, and there are
some reports of 45-pounders being reeled up.
Snook action in the bays is also extremely good
right now. Although there are a lot of reports of small
snook being caught, there are enough keepers being
reeled in to make anyone smile.
Redfish action is also good, although the fish seem
to be scattered and a little hard to find.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said that for him, "kingfish are stealing the
show. Some days we had limit catches and some smok-
ers up to 45 pounds, along with gag grouper, red grou-
per and lots of large mangrove snapper, yellowtail snap-
per, triggerfish, barracudas and sharks. We're fishing
by the beach and out to 30 miles,.using live bait and
artificial lures. He added that "the next few weeks will
see the peak of the kingfish season, so now is the time
to get your smoker king."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said it is definitely king-
fish time in the Gulf, with beautiful fish to 35 pounds
being caught. Trolling for grouper in about 40 feet of
water offshore is a very productive means to get a cooler
full of fish, he said, and inshore action for sheepshead is
still hanging on. Snook action is about at its peak right
now and, to aid in that fishing, whitebait is thick.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's putting his charters onto lots of small
snook, some keeper-size redfish, and a few nice-sized
trout. He's using both artificial and live bait with good
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
snook and redfish in Palma Sola Bay, caught both by
wade fishers and boating anglers. Higher tides seem to
produce the best catches. Trout is a good bet from the
deeper seagrass beds. Offshore fishing for kingfish has
been great for those that can get out in the Gulf.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said spring has
finally arrived, if the slowing of the sheepshead catch is
any indicator. There are still some sheepies to be caught,
but the volume is definitely dropping as the water tem-
Soldier son of Islander
back from duty in Iraq
Sgt. Brandon M. Patrick, son of Helen F. Patrick of
Holmes Beach, has returned to the United States after
deployment with the Logistic Support Area-Anaconda
in Balad, Iraq.
The Army Reserve noncom is a motor transport
operator with two years of service. His father, Bruce,
lives in Wayland, Mich., and his wife, Stact, is from
The sergeant graduated in 1999 from Wayland
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perature rises.. Other action at the pier includes mack-
erel, black drum and some snook at night.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
there is good snook action after dark at the pier, plus
some sheepshead during the day, as well as yellowtail
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters
said, "If there was ever a time to catch a big king
mackerel on light line, now is it. All along the deeper
troughs and hard-bottom spots off Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key there are hungry masses of Spanish
mackerel and huge king mackerel. We're catching them
on spoons, plugs, jigs and live bait, big and small. The
long and the short of it is that they are here eating up
glass minnows and thread herring. Our half-day folks
are connecting with keeper catches using very light
sport-fishing tackle and it's one heck of an adrenaline
rush when that reel starts to squeal. Pompano are still
active and redfish, too. But let's face facts, those fish
will be here with us most of the year but the spring
mackerel run is now, so let's get us some."
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
some good-sized snook are coming to the dock with
one boater catching a 43-inch-long fish that he released.
Trout are few and far between, he said, but redfish are
hitting near the mangroves in the bay on the higher
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said to take your
pick: Kingfish offshore or snook in the bays, because
both are'at their peak right now.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina in Cortez said that whitebaitt
was plentiful and easy to get, and action was pretty
good early inhthe week with some kings and big Span-
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ish mackerel in the Gulf and some nice snook and red-
.fish inshore. The quarter-moon tides really took a toll
towards the end of the week, with all of the. above spe-
cies being taken but in relatively small numbers. Every
day was a challenge to get a hot bite going with any-
thing, but if you persevered you could catch some fish."
He added that water temperatures are rising and action
should be great next week with better tides.
On my boat Magic, we're catching lots and lots of
small snook, as well as a few keepers. Redfish seem to
be scattered but available, and we brought back a few
trout up to 20 inches in size.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing guide.
Call him at 723-1107 to provide fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to news@islanderorg.
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Duncan on base for undefeated Little League season
By Kevin Cassidy
Shawn Conover scattered seven hits in four innings
to earn the pitching win in Anna Maria Island Little
League's AAA Division Duncan Real Estate 16-5 vic-
tory over WMFD on April 17. The win improves Dun-
can's record to 8-0 and expanded its lead over WMFD
to four games with less than half a season left to play.
Duncan was led by Glenn Bower's 3-for-3 hitting
performance that included a triple and three runs
scored and a 3-for-4 day from Blake Wilson. Catcher
Mike Dolan went 2-for-2 and scored three runs, while
Conover helped himself at the plate with a single and
three runs scored. Hunter Parrish added a single and
one run scored to round out the Duncan offense.
WMFD was led by Daniel Janisch, who went
3-for-3 including two doubles, while Tommy Price
parked another pitch over the fence in left-center field.
Trevor Bystrom tripled and scored one run, while Jake
Rappe and Alex Hall each singled and scored one run
for WMFD in the loss.
WMFD bounced back from its demoralizing loss to
Duncan by beating Morgan Stanley 15-10 on April 19.
Price and Bystrom both went "yard" to cap huge hit-
ting performances. Bystrom finished the game 3-for-4
with a home run, triple and two runs scored, while Price
went 3-for-3 including a home run, double and three
runs scored. Daniel Pimental added a double and two
runs scored among his two hits, while Jerry Mayer,
Andrew Crowton and Carson Wooten each singled and
scored for WMFD in the win.
Martine Miller went 2-for-3 including a triple and
one run scored and Chris Pate added a double and
two runs scored among his two hits on the night.
Ally Titsworth added a single and one run scored for
Morgan Stanley in the loss.
AA Division action
Island Real Estate scored three runs in the first and
third innings on its way to a 6-3 victory over Betsy
Hills in April 20 pitching league action for kids ages
Kalif Mora paced Island Real Estate with a home
run, a triple and two runs scored, while teammate
Cortni Wash added a pair of singles and two runs
scored. Lexi Moore and Joey Cucci each singled and
scored one run for IRE, which also received a pair of
singles from Brennan Gallagher.
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Johnny Mattay went 2-for-2 including a triple and
one run scored, while Cooper Hardy and Billy Eddy
each singled and scored one run for Betsy Hills. Phil-
lip Dudevoir and Mikey Ellsworth each went 2-for-2,
while Olivia Alstrom and Lindsey Bell both managed
singles for Betsy Hills in the loss.
Spring Swing Saturday
The first annual Spring Swing exhibition game
is set for Saturday, April 29, at Birdie Tebbetts Field
in Holmes Beach. The Anna Maria Islanders Junior
League baseball team the Islanders will take on a team
of their coaches and members of the Little League
board of directors and, rumor has it, there might be a
writer/soccer coach participating in the game as a rep-
resentative of the sponsoring newspaper.
Also on tap for this very exciting day is the base
race. Kids can test their speed negotiating the bases
with prizes awarded to the winner of each age group.
For only $1, players can compete in the 5-6, 7-8, 9-10,
11-12 or junior age group.
Ages 11-12 will run-at 9 a.m. followed by the
10-11 group at 9:30 a.m. Ages 7-8 will race after com-
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while players ages 5-6 will race following the sixth
inning. Junior Leaguers will race after completion of
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but the pitcher's mound is open for $150. Publix has
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Sam Samuels and Greg Schott posted the only per-
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22-12 in the final match of the day. Samuels and Craw-
ford defeated Ron Slagh and Debbie Rhodes 21-7 in
their first playoff game before defeating Hank Huyghe
and Greg Schott to advance to the championship match.
Pepka and Landritus defeated Charlie Apuzzo and
Norm Good by a 21-13 score to advance to the cham-
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale golf news
Joyce Brown fired a four-under-par 28 to win the
women's low-net golf competition at the Key Royale
Club April 18. Brown finished one shot ahead of sec-
ond-place finisher Terry Westby, while Phyllis Lamp,
Sally Maynard, Mary Selby and Meredith Slavin each
shot 31 to finish in a tie for third place.
The team of Jean Cashman, Meredith Slavin,
Tootie Wagner and Terry Westby captured the team
low-net competition with an average score of 31.25.
Second place went to the team of Sally Maynard, Dor-
othy McKinna, Marian Mulroy and Jean Tourt with
an average score of 33.25. Marge Jacobs, Mary Anne
Kaemmerlen and Marilyn Thorton had an average
score of 34 to finish in third, while Phyllis Lamp, Diane
Miller, Joanne Ozdych and Joyce Rieth averaged 35.5
to finish fourth.
Markie Ksiazek and Terry Westby each had chip-
ins on hole No. 7.
Holmes Beach skateboard contest
set for May 20
The City of Holmes Beach is planning a skateboard
contest Saturday, May 20, at the skateboard park adja-
cent to city hall. There will be a $20 fee to compete
and anyone who isn't already registered at the Holmes
Beach Skate Park must do so in advance of the contest.
To register, youths must be accompanied by an adult to
city hall to complete a form and pay the park member
fee of $10.
Three age divisions, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17 will
compete for first-, second- and third-place trophies. The
deadline to sign up is May 19. For more information,
call the city at 708-5804, ext. 248.
Little League standings
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Anna Maria Island
Little League schedule
Junior League (ages 13-15)
April 22 10 a.m. Spring Swing
Birdie Tebbetts Field
May 1 6:30 p.m. Islanders vs. G.T. Bray #2
G.T. Bray Park
AAA League (ages 9-12)
April 26 6:30 p.m. Duncan vs. M. Stanley
April 29 10 a.m. WMFD vs. Duncan
May 3 6:30 p.m. WMFD vs. M. Stanley
AA League (ages 8-10
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April 27 7 p.m.,
April 28 7:30 p.m.
May 2 5:30 p.m.
May 2 7 p.m.
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April 29 9 a.m.
April 29 10a.m.
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By Diana Bogan
With the season coming to a close there are only a
few nights left to listen to Diane Linscott perform live
at DaGiorgio's Ristorante in Holmes Beach, but fans of
the jazz singer can bring the experience home with Lin-
scott's new compact disc, "Our Day at the Movies."
The CD is a collection of 13 songs originally per-
formed by actress Doris Day in her movies. The con-
cept for the CD came from pianist Charlie Prawdzik,
who accompanies Linscott at DaGiorgio's and has part-
nered with her for other recordings. Also featured on
the CD is Mark Neuenschwander playing bass.
Jazz pianist Dick Hyman reviewed the CD prior to its
release and commented that it is "a great idea for an album.
Diane Linscott shows off her gorgeous personal style."
Hyman continues she's "a top-notch singer, both
skilled and warm, and is backed up by a sympathetic
band that features graceful accompaniment ... These
are songs that deserve to be remembered, and we're
grateful to Diane Linscott for recalling them."
Linscott, who began her singing career in her mid-
50s, has been performing with Prawdzik for the.past six
years and says he is a "world-class" pianist who knows
how to both execute an exquisite solo and complement
Originally from Maine, Linscott spends her winters
on the Island and has performed in jazz clubs through-
out the country, including the Jazz Corner at Hilton
Head with the Bob Alberti Trio and the Press Room in
Portsmouth, N.H. with Paul Broadnax. Recently she
played at the Palladium in St. Petersburg in concert
with "Women of Jazz."
Linscott has produced five CDs, four with
Prawdzik. She says they are also in the process of
working out musical arrangements for anotherjazz ori-
Linscott and Prawdzik have much in common and
they discovered they both grew up admiring Doris Day.
"She was a popular actress as I was growing up and a
great singer," said Linscott. "She didn't sing in the jazz
idiom, but she could have. A singer to me is a singer,
you can do any genre."
All of Linscott's recordings are currently avail-
- able, including the new release, "Our Day at the
Movies." They can be purchased at her shows, online
at www.cdbaby.com/linscott4, or from Linscott via
Linscott's talents don't end with her singing career.
She is also a classical music composer, award-winning
printmaker, jewelry designer, sculptor and painter. She
actively works in all mediums year round in her Maine
and Florida studios.
Although not formally trained in any medium, she
learns through researching a topic of interest and fol-
lows her instincts.
She has not yet produced a recording of hlir own
musical scores, but has always written classical music
and was the 1989 "composer of the year" in Maine.
Linscott admits she has won awards in everything she
In April, she participated in a multi-faceted show in
Winter Park, Fla., at a venue called Hot Olives. The gig
showcased multi-talented artists allowing participants
to feature both their art and music.
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mostly with private clients.
She describes her artwork as experimental. It
evolves as she tries new things, creating new pieces
from previous "mistakes," modifying them as inspira-
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"It couldn't be created any other way," she said.
"I love art because I love composing things to make
something different. What I create is totally abstract
Nothing in Linscott's creative realm is static. She is
always working on projects, and one of those is com-
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she intends to finish.
Linscott says her life is about creating creatively
and that is a "real privilege."
She confides, "It's not so much about talent, it's
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a real joy.
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renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.
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.
1 AND 2 BEDROOM CONDOS Enjoy fabulous sunsets from your rooftop deck! Just
one block from the beach and centrally located in Bradenton Beach. Walk to Historic
Bridge Street, restaurants, shops, and marina. Turnkey furnished & ready to rent. New
heated pool and rooftop deck! Wonderful island escape! Starting at $329,000.
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! $284,900.
GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY 3.BR/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. $779,000.
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! $849,000.
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in a small four-
unit complex. Heated pool, rooftop sundeck with great views, excellent rental history with
no rental restrictions! Would be a great second home. A must see. $599,000.
INVESTOR ALERT! 13,728 sf duplex lot, with the bonus of a recently renovated duplex.
Don't miss this one! 6BR/4BA and plenty of room for TWO pools! Call today for more
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GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best inter-
est of children who have been abused, abandoned
or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941)
744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
LOVABLE 3-YEAR old male cat to good indoor
home. Orange and white, short hair. Neutered,
declawed, clean, shots. Call (941) 778-7845.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call (941) 922-0774.
WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna
Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941)
28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like
new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head!
Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover
and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil
at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.
1985 32-FOOT WELLCRAFT St. Tropez. 100 hours,
new rebuilt 260-hp twin engines, new canvas, fully
equipped, turnkey. Moored locally. $39,500. (941)
FOR SALE: 1993 Johnson 200-hp outboard motor.
Low hours, runs great. $2,500 or best offer. (941)
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
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.
SPART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on
Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.
SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La!
Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef
Damon, (941) 778-5320.
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)
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.
HOUSEKEEPER OR LAUNDRY room assistant:
10-30 hours per week. Weekends required. No
smokers. Apply in person at Haley's Motel or call
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/companion for elderly
gentleman. Fluent English, nonsmoker, valid driv-
er's license required. $20,000/year, plus room and
board. (941) 355-3553.
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 email@example.com. (No
phone contact, please).
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR FOR condominium
complex in north Longboat Key. Year-round per-
manent position, 30-35 hours per week. Outgoing,
dependable, organized, able to use e-mail and word
processor. Good communication skills. Opening
available in May. Call (941) 383-5454, or E-mail
BUSY ACCOUNTING FIRM seeks full-time book-
keeper to assist with accounts, daily record keep-
ing, payroll. QuickBooks and Excel expertise a
must. Call Jamie, (941)'748-2683.
OFFICE RESERVATIONIST: RELIABLE people-
person needed.for Longboat Key resort. Five years
experience. 9am-5pm, four days per week, includ-
ing Saturday and Sunday.-$12/hour. Phone (941)
383-5549 and ask for appointment.
HELPER FOR LANDSCAPER and property main-
tenance. Call Chris, (941) 704-2714.
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER looking for certi-
fied teachers. Part-time afternoon hours Monday
through Thursday. Please call, (941.) 795-1246.
FOR SALE: LUCRATIVE Laundromat. Call Karen
at (800) 332-3000.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid
certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great
with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941)
Cindy M Jones UPDATED.
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updated 2BR/2BA duplex. Turnkey with single family on Anna Maria Island for under
everything new! Terrific location, only one $400,000withwaterviews. Deededaccessto
block to the beach. $649,000. Spring Lake. Room for pool. $378,500.
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expansivebayviewsthisimpeccablyrenovated Tumkey-furnished lightandopenend unitwith
Key Royale home offers 2653 sf of living area. allthe extras. Readyforyour enjoyment. Pool-
Dock and 10,0001b lift $2,299,000 and deeded beach access. $459,000.
4400 Manatee Ave. W.* Bradenton 941.748:6300
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ACROSS FROM SENSATIONAL BEACH makes this an enviable location
foryears to come. This 3BR townhouse with an easy care design offers triple
sky-light living area with soaring ceilings, labor-saving kitchen, liberally-sized
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230 Londonderry Drive:
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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 children.
Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certifications.
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.
AAA WIFE and HUSBAND cleaning your house
and windows with confidence. Good references,
reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. (941)
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
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PRICE BUSTERS ISLAND cleaning and errand ser-
vice. No job too small. All houses and yard work, also
trash removal and personal shopping. Call between
8am-6pm for more details. (941) 592-2353.
FREE HOUSESITTING: RETIRED Christian couple
with much experience available anytime.-References
furnished. (770) 832-7319.
CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices,
condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and
hurricane checks. Honest and dependable. (941)
LEWIS MOBILE CAR wash service at your home,
office, anywhere inside or outside. Wash, vacuum-
ing, detailing. Henry Lewis. Cell (941) 465-6963.
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.
Premier upsjtars corner
unit 'v'ilh prnoiramic Gulf
3BR'2BA ,rtmn 95-lo1t
ceilings -1ool do,,ors.
crown moldin a slin-
less appliances and
decorated and lurnk.ey
lurnisned, wilh owner
Sausage only' MusI see'
SCall Sue Carlson
S941-720-2242 for an
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Plus "$15,000 furniture allowance Free pod: -.:;.-
Bedutiful 3BR/28A completely upgraded home. $68 5000.
SBOYD RAV RY 941.778.8388 .
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING:Top quality lawn and land-
scape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at
great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
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 instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
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.
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, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.
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.
-, 3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
; (941) 778-6696 Office
Kathy Caserta (941) 778-4364 Fax
Realtor, GRI, CRS 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
(941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell
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.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.
TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting,
drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many
references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.
CARL V. 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 estimates.
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
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or.e-mail
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31Years of Professional Service
EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
TOWNHOUSE/VILLA: 3BR/3BA Heated pool, gazebo, upgrades. $598,000.
ARBORS 2BR/2BA, golf course, turnkey, clubhouse. $263,900.
MARTINIQUE N.-Direct Gulf view, corner with garage, storage.
Updated. Shows beautifully. $899,000.
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
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1 & 2 BIOMCOMOS FROM $329,000
Just in time to watch 4th of July fireworks displays from your roof-
top deck! One block from the beach and centrally located in Bra-
denton Beach. Walk to Historic Bridge Street, BB Marina, shops,
and restaurants. Cute condos in small complex with new heated
pooll Wonderful little piece of paradise. Starting at $329,000.
CUE, QUIE, OPEN A BRIGH
Cute two bedroom, concrete-block home in a great area of Holmes
Beach. Open floor plan, eat-at bar, lots of windows and room fora
pool. Need more reom?,Build up! Great addition and/or renovation
; potential! $545:000. .
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GREAT BUILDING SITE
Put your plans in place to construct a lovely
contemporary structure on this duplex zoned
lot. Possible to remove existing structure and
utilize the 11,000 sf lot to create a private
retreat. Tropical foliage and trees plus your
added landscaping gives you opportunity to
be unique with design. OWNER ANXIOUS!
Asking $695000 $649,000.
OTHER CHOICE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE
FOR SALE. CALL TODAY!
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty @verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com
Real Estate Agents For Today's Market
2820 NORTHWOOD WAY,
SARASOTA Charming.two story,
5BR/3.5BA log cabin on a large
wooded lot in a private cul-de-sac.
2871 WRENWOOD COURT,
SARASOTA. 3BR/2BA former
model home with many extras.
Large lanai and pool area.
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2511 AVE. C, BRADENTON
BEACH. Elevated duplex. 2BR/2BA
and 3BR/2BA. One block to beach
and two blocks to bay. All offers
4802 51ST ST. W. #1119,
BRADENTON. Large gated
2BR/2BA condo. Wonderful ame-
nities and home warranty included.
Great value at $219,900.
Maggie Hutter & Jo Rutstein
An owned and operated member of The Prudential Real EstaleAffiliates, Inc.
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BAY POINTE AT CORTEZ. New construction, never
lived in, first floor 3BR/2BA condos with covered
parking, gated entry, heated pool with clubhouse. All
appliances, wood cabinets, pets and children allowed.
Unit 5106. Ideal for first home buyer best price in complex.
Unit 8104. Quiet area of complex with relaxing wooded
HIDDEN LAKE. South of Manatee and 67th St., W. Brand.
new, never lived in first floor 2BR/2BA. 1,440 sf air condi-
tioned space. Private gated entry on lake, steps to pool and
elegant clubhouse. Priced over $20,000 under competition.
A great bargain at,$308,000.
WATERFORD AT IMPERIAL LAKEWOODS. The magic of
north Manatee, easy access to Tampa, St: Pete, Sarasota
located in the 1-75/275 corridor, convenient to golf courses.
3BR/2BA, den, great room, separate dining room, two-car
garage. Priced under market at $307,800.
308 67TH ST. UNIT B. Condo conversion. 2BR/1BA, a
large extended garage in a great residential area of Holmes
Beacn $349 000
ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME. 202 77th St: 2/3BR/
2BA. View of Gulf from deck and master bedroom Three
years old Under house huge enclosed garage, cool outdoor
room, three decks, one wraps around. Care-free yard with
flowering bushes and plants. Turnkey. $787,000.
LOT ON LONGBOAT KEY. Rare residential building lot sur-
rounded by Joan Durante Park. Elevated house would have
beautiful water views. $495,000.
CAYMAN CAY CONDO. Better than new!!! Updated 2BR/2BA,
covered parking at door, steps to beach and pool. Your
dream come true. $347,000.
Call Bobye Chasey, Chasey Realty.
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GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD Priced to sell, this duplex
features 3BR/2BA, across from bay. $499,000.
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SIX GULFFRONT APARTMENTS From 3BR/3BA
to 1BR/1BA with tile floors throughout. Or very large
5BR/4BA home with four guest cottages. Small pool.
Great value. $2,999,999.
HISTORIC CORTEZ Original one-room schoolhouse
from the 1800s. Now a 3BR/1BA. $425,000.
TWO BLOCKS TO BEACH Wonderful ground-
level home with guest quarters or mother-in-law home.
Room for pool. Large lot 85x140. $779,000.
KEY ROYALE Lowest price on Key. Beautifully
furnished 2BR/2BA, overlooks boat basin and
down canal with boat slip. Tastefully landscaped.
View of bay.
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.
PALMA SOLA PARK Exceptional 1950's classic. Huge
3BR/2BA, open plan. Beautiful terrazzo floors. Thirty
foot Florida room. Light pours through lots. of windows.
Spectacular, move-in condition. $475,000.
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KEY ROYALE BAYFRONT
3BR/2.5BA home with 122-foot panoramic water
view. Split plan, breakfast bar, foyer entry, room for
pool, 88-foot private dock. $2,500,000.
CLOSE TO BEACH, LARGE LOT HOLMES BEACH
4BR/2BA elevated house, just steps to gorgeous beach.
Furnished, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen. Seller may
CONTEMPORARY ANNA MARIA HOME
4BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished. Open plan, vaulted ceil-
ing, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen. Bamboo flooring,
elevator. Near beach. Four-car garage. $1,350,000.
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.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA. Miles of beautiful walking beach. Gulf side
deck and gazebo. Riparian rights. View of Gulf, bay,
Egmont Key and Skyway bridge. $2,250,000.
BAY PALMS WITH HEATED POOL
3/4BR/2BA canalfront home with dock and boat lift.
Beautifully updated, ceramic tile, gourmet kitchen/
granite counters, heated pool and Jacuzzi. $1,250,000.
2BR charmer, close to beach! Great income producer
with view of Gulf! 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.
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.
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
WIDEST POINT ON BIMINI BAY
Secluded. 4BR/3BA, 250 feet of waterfront. Custom
kitchen, ceramic tile. Master suite with fireplace and
Jacuzzi. Heated pool, lush landscaping, two docks, davits,
sprinklers, well, oversized two-car garage. $1,790,000.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT OCEANA CONDO
3BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished condo on beautiful walk-
ing beach. Open plan, breakfast bar, walk-in closets,
elevator. Small pet. $1,999,000..
SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished corner unit. Gulf view.
Secured entry, pool, tennis. Beautiful white sand
beach. Close to shopping and restaurants. $729,900.
1 BR/1BA Turnkey-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- KEY ROYALE
4BR/3BA waterfront home. Auto-clean lap pool, hot
tub and waterfall New seawall and dock. Five-car
From $700 / month
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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.
S$1,600/weekly. Call (941) 713-0034 or e-mail:
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1 BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week;
Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton
Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call
Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach
3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with
ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi,
granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi
in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully
equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island.
$4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
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
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 1 BR/1BA. April $950. May-
September $625.55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit
425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.
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 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) 225-1589.
CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Ter-
race. Pool on bay, one block to beach.Three-month
minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1 BR $1,500/month.
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.
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.
SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1 BR/1BA,
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: 2BR apartment. Delightful and
modern with porch/lanai in garden setting. Across
from beach, walking distance to St. Armands Circle.
Eight minutes to Sarasota Main Street. Fully fur-
nished, including full kitchen and laundry room. Call
for special summer rates, (941) 383-2566.
STEPS TO BEACH on. Gulf Drive. 1BR/BA,
washer/dryer, courtyard, barbecue, WLAN,
$495/week, $1,495/month. (941) 778-1098 or
www.gulfdriveapartmtnts.com. .. ..-. .
NEAR BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA.$750/month
with utilities. Seven-month lease, first, last and
deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.
WANTED: VACATION RENTAL property. I have
waterfront land and horse property as partial or
full payment or trade up to $2 million. Scott, (941)
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available-January,
February and March, 2007. 2BR/2BA. Call (813)
ARTIST STUDIO SUBLET: May through Novem-
ber. Sink, bathroom, use of kitchenette, must be
21. $125/month. Call (941) 778-5704, or (941)
778-2099 after April 15. Holmes Beach location,
near shops and restaurants.
SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Furnished 2BR/1BA bright,
cozy mobile home. Large kitchen, wood deck, nice
location. $625 monthly. (941) 779-0556.
SEASONAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA with laundry.
Three-minute stroll to Gulf, north end of Island.
$2,200/month, three-month minimum. (813)
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park,
across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA,
central air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer,
carport. $1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. (941)
HOUSE FOR RENT: North end, annual 3BR,
spacious, clean, steps to beach, tranquil setting,
$1,500/month. (941) 778-3006.
WATERFRONT BRADENTON BEACH. Dock, walk
to beach. Beautiful, like new, one, two and three
bedrooms. (941) 779-9074 or cell, (703) 587-4675.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA canal home with deluxe
boat dock. Spacious open plan includes Florida
room, lovely canal view, washer, dryer and garage.
$1,350/month. First, last and security. No pets, non-
smoking. Call Anna Maria Realty, (941) 778-2259.
FULLY MODERNIZED MOBILE home in 55-plus
Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach,, between
the beach and bay. Includes full deck and
two Wave-runners. $700/month. Annual rental.
Contact Robert Howes, (941) 284-8972. E-mail
roberthowes25 @ hotmail.com.
1 BR/1 BA UPSTAIRS, deck; new carpet, double-car
garage, quiet street, steps to beach. $900/month.
SUMMER BEACH RENTAL: 55-plus, nice, clean
1 BR/BA mobile. Steps to beach. $1,000/month with
utilities and cable. (941) 779-1112.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA penthouse condo.
Furnished, waterfront, pool, tennis. References
required. $2,400/month. (941) 724-0026.
HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. June-
Dec. 31. Dishwasher, washerand dryer, tile through-
out, cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $975/month
plus utilities. (941) 778-3104.
AVAILABLE JUNE 1: Private home for rent annu-
ally on water. 2BR/2BA, enclosed garage, beautiful
view. Bradenton Beach. $1,300/month. By owner,
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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished
mobile home, gated community on creek. Bra-
denton Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool,
four-to-six-month rental. $1,000/month, includes
cable. (863) 688-3524 or (863) 608-1833. E-mail:
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach: $850/month,
unfurnished. $950/month, furnished. T. Dolly Young,
Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.
ANNUAL KEY ROYALE home: 2BR/2BA updated,
screened extra-large pool, boat dock with lift,
washer/dryer, tile floors, large closets. Small pets
may be considered. $2,200/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA single-family home.
Completely remodeled, two-car garage, close to
Blake hospital. $1,400/month. Call Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA large townhome,
two-car garage, three porches, washer and
dryer, community pool. Available May 1, 2006.
$2,000/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria: 2BR/2BA home,
huge garage, screened lanai. $1,350/month. Fran
Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.
ANNUAL: DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA with carport, washer
and dryer hookup. Nice. $900/month. Dolores M.
Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.
ANNA MARIA GROUND-floor duplex, 200 feet to
Rod & Reel Pier, fully furnished with all modern
amenities, $800/month. (941) 387-8610.
ANNUALS! TWO 1BR/1BA side by side opening
up across from beach, unfurnished. $800/month.
2BR/1 BA Anna Maria village, furnished, six-month
lease, $1,000/month. Call Adele Holland at An
Island Place Realty, (941) 587-6328.
DUPLEX: ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA large utility
room with washer and dryer. $950/month plus utili-
ties. Available June 1, 2006. Holmes Beach. (941)
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums; west Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
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..
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.
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WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted,
open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water,
no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue.
$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.
CLUB BAMBOO SOUTH: Direct Gulffront condo.
Unit is $35,000 less than the last several sold for.
Building was just completed, everything new inside
and out! Crown moulding, granite and more. Great
rental complex with nightly rentals allowed! Moti-
vated seller to save you money. $465,000. George,
THIS IS THE FINEST CONDO in the entire com-
plex! Runaway Bay direct bayfront! Absolutely
everything is new, including electric, air condition-
ing, water heater, flooring, wash rooms, kitchen and
all interiors. Professionally decorated. The best view
in the complex of all water. $499,999. George, (847)
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.
JUST REDUCED!RUNAWAY Bay 2BR/2BA sec-
ond-floor condo with great view of pond and foun-
tain. 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. $395,000.
George, (847) 707-3859
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, (847) 707-3859.
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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,
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)
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.
KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gor-
geous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage,
private dock. $2,500,000. North Point Harbor canal-
front 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new
lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. $872,500.
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with
new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both with
community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty,
Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.
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.
HOLMES BEACH unique, custom 2,100-plus sf,
3BR/3BA with large efficiency, boat dock, financing,
make offer. Owner, (513) 378-9100.
LOT FOR SALE: R2-10, 803 sf, 302 60th St. and
Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. $795,000. Call
(813) 546-2444 or (941) 962-6747.
SIXTH -FLOOR WATERFRONT I CONDO Thim0ulurui-or BOATERS PARADISE FOUND 1 iCI r,..iotd i ,eIr r spcj
ernd unit utmprs tirealfllrjiain viAor tr i pi-noun, o arwnpi Bay otirn lin This drEarm nn~e ni t r .ia BD!A aria ovr 6 00 :1 ofi
and Mjnardle River. Hi n ceillngc, newv kiir.h~n citbinets and living and entenraining crae Hnjted prjil and hot lut/Spj.
gtanle Counter lrjrs rew waSrer and dryni plu : a he.3ted pool tripicil ianrjsarjpa Perfect lor in*ljUv Uor quest 1850,000.
1425 00u Call Arne Huber at 0-11 713-98V5. Call Son Barrit 3! 9411 798-9191
LAKEFRONT TOWNHOUSE Jusl isled, this spectacular ome
offer. 3BR/2BA wiln two owner's suites breakiast Dar, vaulted
ceilings, walk-in closels, need communityrr pool. child play
area, all within gaed oimmuniry 5310 000 Call Keiri Shell
at 1941J 713-1305.
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TRADITIONAL FLORIDA BUNGALOW Loraled Iustl u1 ol
Riverview Boulevard in N.W Biadenton Inis charmer has two
Iarge tedroom'hardwlood Illoolrng, gourmet lichn, tWOwoiod
burning lireplaces, ano over 1.600 f 01 pejCetul living space
$299.000 Call Jonanarn Wrignt at (9411301-9992
Tranquility and gracious living abound in this unique home.
French doors from the main house lead out to a dramatic covered
deck. A separate Swedish hot-tub room overlooks garden and
a huge new master suite. There's also a 650 sq.ft artist's studio
with deck, dock and lift. Fireplace and room for a pool make this
a home for all seasons. Seller is motivated. $1,075,000.
Call Robin Kollar 713-4515
7 or Jesse Brisson 713-4755
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FLAMINGO CAY Newly renovated single-family 3BR/2BA split
plan, Jacuzzi bathtub, two-car garage, screened lanai over look-
ing pool and deep water canal. Large corner lot. $739,900.
Call Mike Carleton, Realtor, (941) 737-0915 or Michel Cerene,
Broker, (941) 545-9591, evenings.
DUPLEX REDUCED One block to beach. 1BR/1BA'each
side, Remodeled 2004, $560,000. Call Mike Carleton,
Realtor, (941) 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker,
(941) 545-9591, evenings.
DUPLEX WITH BOAT DOCK-2BR/1BA each side, corner
lot. Designated boat dock access across street (with city
approval). Current survey available. Sold as is. Right
to inspect. $694,900. Call Carmen Pedota, Realtor,
(941) 284-2598 evenings.
GREAT LOCATION 3BR/3BA Key West elevated home. Like
new! Dining room, four-car garage, lanai, workshop, elevator,
pool. Views of Gulf and Intracoastal. $1,300,000. Call Mike Car-
leton, Realtor, (941) 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker, (941)
ISLAND CONDO OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm Sun. April 30.
2BR/1 BA Sea Pirates, rental-producing condo across from Gulf,
heated pool, professionally decorated $455,000. Call Susan
Klement, Realtor, (941) 720-4107.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
S,,Web site; www.smithrealtors.com ,
C P R: (941) 794.1515.
www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Sales, rentals,
property management. Coastal Properties Realty.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA nicely
updated, close to beach. Excellent annual rental
income. By appointment only. $549,000. (941)
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bay view, tiled
throughout, granite vanity, many upgrades, new storm
shutters, garage. $438,900. (941) 794-2363. Open
house 1-4pm Sunday. 1125 Edgewater, Bradenton.
5804 WHISTLEWOOD CIRCLE, Sarasota.
3BR/2BA, one-car garage, close to 1-75, Doctor's
Hospital and shopping. Clean, fresh paint inside.
Vinyl Florida room, fruit trees. $259,900 (941)
FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA immaculate
open-style ranch. Lagoon swimming pool in pri-
vate botanical garden setting. 504 70th St., Holmes
Beach. Must see. (941) 778-4256.
FOR SALE BY owner: Waterfront lot, 52x110
feet, zoned ROR. Pine Avenue. $695,000. (321)
YOUR FRIENDS WILL envy you! Completely
updated 2BR/2BA West Bradenton home. $284,000.
Call Carol Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker
EVERYDAY'S A VACATION in this 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo. Asking $949,000. Call Carol Heinze,
(941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Lowest price!
Furnished, canalfront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis,
lush tropical surroundings. Perfect Island retreat.
$415,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941)
FOR SALE: DUPLEX. Great price for Island
real estate! 2BR/1BA per side, screened lanais
and laundry rooms. Under building parking. Only
$530,000. Call Jerry Cercone with Coldwell Banker,
(941) 720-1575.4605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
ALMOST TO THE beach: 2BR/2BA mid-century
modern ranch on .33 acres, landscaped with fruit
trees and butterfly plants. Great layout, terrazzo
floors. 1.7 miles from Cortez Bridge. $299,900. Brian
Heavrin, Remax Gulfstream, (941) 756-7777.
1-4pm SUNDAY, APRIL 30
3301 Gulf Drive #5, Holmes Beach
SEA PIRATES CONDO: 2BR/1 BA rental produc-
ing condo across from Gulf. No rental restrictions,
heated pool. $455,000. Susan Klement, Realtor,
LOT FOR SALE: 57.75x114 feet. Great location
one block from Gulf beach. $569,000. 125 Neptune
Lane, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4246.
WATERFRONT HOME WITH a pool. Only $575,000.
U.S. designed, built, and renovated by famous
architect (middle name Lloyd) must see. Call
Michael at Smith Real Estate. (941) 778-0777.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Completely updated. Price reduced, motivated
seller. Open Sunday..6608 12th Ave. W., Bradenton.
(941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.
GOLDEN GATE POINT townhouse: Great location
close to St. Armands, Marina Jacks and downtown
Sarasota. Turnkey furnished at $325,000. Call Mike
Dolan, Wagner Realty, (941) 725-1258.
1BR MOBILE HOME on shady lot: Beautifully
remodeled. Storage shed, parking for four cars.
Lot rent $280. Ages over 18 and pets welcome:
$18,500. (941) 518-9003.
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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!
$969,000. (317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual
OPEN HOUSE: 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday,
April 29-30. Don't miss this this bayfront paradise
home. Priced to sell. $1,800,000. The Agency, Inc.
Realty. (800) 813-9180 or (352) 424-4414.
NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront commu-
nity: 1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with 20-percent pre-develop-
ment discounts, 90-percent financing. Call (800)
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape to beau-
tiful western North Carolina mountains. Free color
brochure and information. Mountain properties with
spectacular views, homes, cabins, creeks and
investment acreage. Cherokee Mountain. GMAC
Real Estate. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN property for less!
Breathtaking Blue Ridge parkway, new river,
stone mountain, golf courses and quaint shops
of Sparta. (877) 372-7211 or (877) 363-5550.
LAKEFRONT AND LAKE VIEW properties nestled
in the hills of Tennessee on the shores of pristine
Norris Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at (423) 626-5820
or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Three acres dockable
waterfront property. Build up to three homes, onlf
$99,900! Ask about our investor package. Seven
waterfront lots for only $79,900! Call toll-free, (866)
COASTAL GEORGIA LAND for sale by owner. Pri-
vate golf community designed by Fred Couples/
Davis Love. Marina/tennis/pool/fitness. Jeckyll/St.
Simons Island. $119,900. Call (315) 529-1277.
WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Lake access from
$257/month, direct lakefront from $124,900. One
day only, Saturday, May 6, 2006. Minutes from
Augusta, Ga. Excellent financing available with low
down payment. Call today for an early appointment.
(888) LAKE-SALE ext. 1217. *Based on purchase
price of $49,900 with 10 percent down, interest-only
loan with fixed rate of 6.875 percent for five years.
Terms and rates subject to change without notice.
Void where prohibited by law.
MURPHY, N.C.: Aah, cool summers, mild winters.
Affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call
for free brochure, (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty
Mountain View Properties. Www.Exitmurphy.Com.
"LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION" Time to buy.
Investors and builders, great buildable lots for sale
in one of Florida's fastest growing areas, Fort
Myers. (888) 558-0032.
BEAUTIFUL TEXAS LAND! 20 acres. Only eight
miles east of Pecos and three miles north of 1-20.
Roads, references, surveyed. $13,500. $500 down,
$135/month. No credit check! (800) 887-3006.
Hurry! Limited quantity.
LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TENNESSEE:
Waterfront, 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)
NORTH CAROLINA: ASHEVILLE-area homesites.
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NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Three acres
on mountaintop in gated community, view, trees, -
waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved pri--
vate access, $58,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535.
TENNESSEE: LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN acreage sit-
uated around a 36,000-acre lake in eastern Ten-
nessee. Half-to five-acre building sites from the
$40s. Planned community amenities and direct lake
access. Owner, (866) 292-5769.
WESTERN NEW MEXICO: Private 74-acre ranch,
$129,990. Mountain views, trees, rolling hills, pas-
tureland, wildlife, borders BLM. Picturesque home-
site at 6,700 feet elevation. Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect family ranch, electricity. 100 percent
financing. NALC (866) 365-2825.
ADIRONDACK LAND SALE! 20 acres, was 39,900
now, $29,900. Escape to the Adirondack mountains
of New York State! Woods, Black River access,
beautiful building site! Town road, survey, great
terms! Call now (800) 890-7927.
FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS. Opportunities to own
your own farm, ranch, woodland or lakefront home-
stead. Old Florida at its best! Still affordable! Call
(866) 352-2249 or www.fllandbargains.com.
LARGE MOUNTAIN LAND bargains, high eleva-
tion, adjoins pristine state forest, 20-plus acres
to 350 acres. Sweeping mountain views, streams.
TENNESSEE: Swan Ridge Lake Resort on Dale
Hollow Lake, a private, gated community. Enjoy the
best of both worlds. Lake view and mountain-view -
homesites. (931) 243-4871
Gated community with stunning mountain views.
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411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
SPANISH STYLE BR/2BA'near'the: NEARANPOINTJlustAtepstothebeachl
beacil. Brind new:.lnterlio wttt ..-mnmaculate, newly..iled and.updated
MeI tile tlhrbudthou utgranlte :2BR/2fBAhome wittl crenedalanl,wvith
bouiinf',ttA i tsinless appliance g lImpsofat ewater! Tumkeyfurished,
tUikey furnishedt.-$649000 .g-Ct laBlrggageandwodI hopar a!$7990Q0
SurCarison, 720-2242 llSuCarlson 7Q0,2242.
NORTH END! Spacious 3BR/2BA GULFFRONT Condo 2BR/2BA airy
home with large screened lanai and and spacious! Miles of while sand
two-car garage. Just south of the beach, two pools, quiet complex
Rod & Reel Pier and five minutes centrally located, turnkey fur-
to the beach $785,000. Call Sue nished! $795,000. Call Sue Carlson.
Carlson. (941) 720-2242. 720-2242
* OuLM:lndIing invcstnritit oppirtutIOlV for cJipiEal appreciation
* IProfc.,zioially inatted hby Resort Quest
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LOWEST. PRICED LOT IN ANNA LOWEST PRICED NORTH BEACH
MARIAI Bulld-your dream Island VILLAGEI 3BR!2BA townhouse
home just south of the Rod & Reel condo, turnkey furnished, with great
Plerl $475,000. Call Sue Carlson. rentalhlslorylTwo-cargarage. heated
720-2242. pool, close to beach. $550.000. Call
K Sue Carldon.-720-2242.
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MENT ACREAGE Future land
~nY,,*- "use RSF9, this propertlyc
located in Ellenli n ras water
on bolh the eastern and soulh- -
ern sies. Gieat inrvesimenl < i
opportunity' Barbara Mollana- i
FRONT This 3BR/3BA two-
car garage sophisticated res-
dence has a pool, spa,
dock, boat I;it, new appliances
and windlows.Wacnh the mag-
cal views of the bayou.
Betty Arnold, (941) 761-3100.
LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT Key INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY Island duple' DIRECT GULFFRONT!!I Erioy sunset DIRECT GULFFRONT Fabulous Gull vi,,ew
Wesi-style rome on sailboar water. Boaiitih on Quiet street read lor condo conversion views trom screened lanial 1at1 also over. Furnishred 2BR;2BA ilop-toor end uni wvith
open floor plarn, lour-car garage workout One side nearly 2000 sl CIl0e to wt11e looks pool. Unl i ha rineer eereer renled. Turn .adinlinal windows Covered parking and
room and 30 tool screened Dalcony. Becky sandy btacnes and line dining Karen Day, key lurrisned 2BRA2BA plus laundry. Karen greal walking beach. Weekly rental OK
Smith or Ell, Slarren. 1941i -778-2246 '941i 778-2246 #51772-" 1.01,10.l000 Day 19-1-78-22146. 515942 $989000 Dave Mo.n.,nan (9411 7782246 #513253.
#520397 $1,099,000. $949 000
CORAL SHORES Lovely 3BR,2BA home KEY WEST NORTH Gull views Irom Ihis LUXURY ON THE ISLAND beauilul lown-
on deep saltwater canal 1,890 sl n new lurnished 2BR,2BA unnl 1,44951 buuli in Irome lew in 2005, JBR/2.5BA two car
pool, docK. covered boal iltl and man, 1999 Ihirs four-unl comripie:: olleri healed garage, healed pool elevalor, Conani ain'J
more extras' Anne Miller, 1941) 778-2246 pool, secured elevator. cenirai vacuum tle. Wailh the sunsets irom i:two balco-,
i515655 $850,000 and custom leaiures Weekly renalt OK nies' Carolyn!Joe Cordrey. (9411 776-3300.
Dave IAynlh nn h1941 1778.2246 #517977 #524055. 799'9 000
PANORAMIC VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY
2BR'2BA ore-car garage lownnouse with lire
place private dock, deeded boal ramp. eleva-
ior rool-rop sundeck wiln wel bar and hoi lubt
Beverly Moore or Jo Warren. 9411 778-224E.
#518822. Pnce reduced o10 899,000.
UPDATED LONGBOAT CONDO Speliacu. MARINERS COVE Bay view-s, top floor.
lar sunsels forr, Ihis updated 2BR.'BA Guli 3BR.'BA 2.000 sl, igaed comrrunitv, two
vieiw condio Open ti.0r plan wii 1 640 sl pools, tennis elevator, protected deep water
r. living area All in exiras Curt Bell, t94li 35 loot boal slip Dave Moynirari, (941
761-3]100. 524252 $769.000 778-2246 #525552.$749,500.
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FABULOUS ISLAND 3BR/2BA HOME This CORAL SHORES GEM Boaiing paradise' PERICO BAY CLUB Beaullully maintained BRAND SPANKING NEW! Lihri Drighi
recently updated home has granite counter. 10 000 Ib ltt. private dock, saltwaier and lurnisned 2BR2BAi Villa in gate- comr. corner. 3BR.2EAm.ddenLal.'econd.:. mmiultes
lops in Ihe ki.then and Dath 16 incn Traver. canal, minutes fronim Gull iioppinr. res- munity two miles: lo Gull teaches M'ove ir,.ron beah iauijled -:eig; .:. rened lanai
ine ile throughout. Localed lust steps to he laurants and more. Furnisned Joe Corrc, in and iarn to enjlo Kalny Tobin, (94J1 one-: aranlachedQ arage lakeew pool, spa.
beach AgenirOwner. Jay Heagerry, 1941) (94'11778-2246 #519236 Price reduced to 778-2246 #524318 1425000 illness tiorn.evacuaiion zone Penny Bray
727-2800. 515219.$705,000. $589,000 194j11 778 2246 #9523475 $359.900.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS Now available
several 1 or 2BR uniis bavironl pool
side and other ,ews Some updaled
phone lor dela-ils On-slle renials Priced
$349 000-1494000 Beciy Smlin. (94-1
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