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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 14, No. 32 June 14, 2006 FREE
Beach discussions: Paid parking ahead?
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hah-
mann, whose district includes Bradenton Beach and
Coquina Beach, has called for an in-depth discussion
of Coquina Beach following reports of a planned beach
party at Coquina last Friday that would have involved
hundreds of area youths.
.The beach party was eventually canceled by orga-
nizers after a meeting with local law enforcement and
county officials. But Von Hahmann is concerned that
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as Manatee County's population, particularly in the
east county area, continues to expand, use of Coquina
Beach and other county facilities on Anna Maria Island
will increase proportionally, along with accompanying
concerns for the public safety.
She noted there have been several recent incidents
at Coquina Beach involving large, unpermitted parties,
police confrontations and reports from some families
visiting the beach on holidays that they did not feel
"comfortable" during their stay because of boisterous
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"We need a large discussion about Coquina Beach
with Bradenton Beach and county officials," she said.
Areas to discuss include increased security, non-per-
mitted parties and "over-use" of the park.
She suggested that Bradenton Beach Mayor John
Chappie, Police Chief Sam Speciale, the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office and other county department
heads involved with Coquina Beach and public safety
attend such a meeting.
PLEASE SEE PAID PARKING, PAGE 3-A
It's not too often that loggerhead turtles nest during the day or that we get to observe the event. This sea turtle came ashore Sunday morning at Coquina Beach, oblivious
to onlookers, laid her nest of about 100 eggs, covered it with sand and returned to the high surf from tropical storm Alberto. Islander Photos: Jo Ann Meilner
Islander charged with Palma Sola man's murder
By Mike Quinn
Special to The Islander
In late October of 2005, Frank Reposh, 42, went
missing. Friends were worried about his absence. Since
Reposh had recently won a $100,000 insurance settle-
ment and had not claimed it, his attorney, Ralph Mat-
tice, filed a "suspicious circumstances" report.
Following the arrest June 7 of Merle Zeigler,
53,. of the 100 block of Third Street South in Braden-
ton Beach, those suspicious circumstances have been
resolved to law enforcement's satisfaction Manatee
County Sheriff's Office detectives say Zeigler killed
Reposh and buried him in a shallow grave in the 3600
block of Palma Sola Boulevard, in Bradenton.
Detectives have released an arrest report detailing
how Zeigler allegedly killed Reposh, and how detec-
tives came to arrest Zeigler.
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Gib Bergquist, long kItown as "The Circker," (.f'Ho'hICe
Beach, died'Sunday, June 11. "Foggy Sunrise," taken
by Gib in 1980 on Lake Margaret at Hickory Cove,
the family orange grove near Polk City, was one of his
favorites. For obituary, see page 13.
Information was received
June 7 by detectives that Reposh
was murdered some time in
September or October of 2005 in
a residence located at 7818 40th
Ave. Drive W., Bradenton, by
Merle and Joshua Zeigler. Detec-
tives were told Reposh's body
was then buried in a wooded Zeigler
area on Palma Sola Boulevard.
Detectives investigated and discovered a shallow
grave just within the tree line of the quiet road on the
east side of Palma Sola Bay.
Joshua Zeigler was arrested on unrelated charges of
domestic battery and transported to the offices of Man-
atee Cdunty detectives. After he was read-his rights,
detectives said, an interview was conducted. During the
interview,.Joshua said his mother, Merle, shot Reposh
in the living room of the residence on 40th Avenue
Drive West and later disposed of Reposh's body by
burn ing him.
Merle Zeigler was then located by Manatee County
sheriff's deputies and transported to the detectives'
offices. According to Merle Zeigler, she could not
remember the day of the incident, but she and Reposh
got "high" on drugs. Zeigler told detectives Reposh
angered her and she stabbed him with a kitchen knife
below the ribs. She said she then bound Reposh's hands
and feet with a telephone cord while he was lying
bleeding on the living room floor.
Zeigler said she took $600 from him and left the
residence to buy drugs. She bought a large quantity of
drugs and rented a handgun from the drug dealer, she
told detectives. She returned to the residence and got
"high" on the purchased narcotics.
Then Zeigler said she placed a pillow over
Reposh's head and shot him t\N ice in the head, killing
She wrapped Reposh in a shower curtain and
placed him in the bathtub. She then borrowed a van
from a friend, loaded Reposh's lifeless body into the
van and drove to the burial site.
She used a.shovel to dig a grave, stopping when the
ground got too hard, according to detectives. She put
Reposh's body in the shallow hole and covered it with
the dirt she had removed, the arrest report says.
Merle Zeigler was arrested by detectives late
Wednesday and charged with murder.
Mike Quinn is editor of NewsManatee and may
be read at NewsManatee.com
T R AC KCi N. G
Hurricane Season: June 1-Nov. 30, 2006-
he fist ne storTnm the 2006. hurricane
etlsop was expected to produce up t 10 inches of rain
and coastal flooding on: Anna Marija Island Mlonday
At presstim ithe National Hur~cane Ceniter indi-
cated the storm could become a hurricane before naking-
landfall in the BiB Bend area of Florida Tuesday. ::
Tropical Storm Abeno had wind speeds of up to 7,0
rmph Monday as it mo\ed north andinortheast past the
SIslndi more than 300 miles out in die Gulf of Mexico. '
Wind gusts of up to 35 mph were expected ondthe Island.
A *burricane watch was issued for the Islatnd
Monday Moormng .
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2 0 JUNE 14, 2006 U THE ISLANDER
Beach renourishment confusion on Island
By Rick Catlin
A number of Island beachfront residents are con-
fused about when the beach in front of their property
will be renourished, a confusion not helped by the
abrupt departure last month of Goodloe Marine from
the uncompleted emergency beach renourishment proj-
ect overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The project was only completed along the beach
from 81st Street in Holmes Beach south to 18th Street
in Bradenton Beach, leaving about .8 mile in Bradenton
Beach and .6 of a mile in.Anna Maria untouched.
But Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker has plans for a renourishment project on the
Island starting this fall and he's also begun work on the
next full-scale beach renourishment project slated to
begin around 2011-12 (The Islander, May 3).
Two men die in boat
mishap in Tampa Bay
Four people left Anna Maria Island on Saturday in
a boat. Only two returned alive.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, a woman
fell out of a 21-foot boat near Egmont Key. Richard
Hostutler, of Plant City, jumped in to help her. Another
man on board, James Smith of Valrico, also jumped in
Strong currents and rough seas pushed the trio
away from the boat as another woman on board
attempted to aid the people in the water.
Another boat came to the rescue and pulled them
from the water. Both men were pronounced dead.
According to NewsManatee sources, among those
assisting in the rescue of those aboard the boat at
one time, which began in earnest at about 6:30 p.m.,
were Manatee County Marine Rescue, Manatee County
EMS, the U.S. Coast Guard, North River Fire Depart-
ment, Pinellas County Fire Department and Pinellas
Fire Department Rescue craft. Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission also assisted, as well as St.
Pete Fire Rescue.
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently
released this map showing all ofAnna Maria Island's Gulf
beaches and a .2 mile section of bayfront in Anna Maria as
critically eroded and eligible for beach renourishment.
The problem is that the planned fall renourishment
project may not include those beach sections that didn't
get any sand from the Goodloe project because funding
by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for that
portion of the project has been exhausted. Those beaches
may have to wait until 2011-12 for renourishment.
Fall 2006 renourishment
If approved by the county commission, the fall 2006
program would be funded primarily by the $1 million to
$1.5 million that FEMA still has available for the City
of Anna Maria renourishment startup. Hunsicker is pro-
posing that the county use available state and local funds
to renourish Coquina Beach at the same time, since the
federal government is paying the startup costs, which
make up the majority of the renourishment expense.
The fall 2006 project would include:
Renourishment of the .6 mile portion of Anna
Maria's beach not done by Goodloe. That area is the
same area that was renourished in the 2002 project,
but does NOT include beach areas along North Shore
Drive, Bean Point or along Atina Maria's bayfront.
Coquina Beach south to the Longboat Pass
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Bridge. This area was not included in Goodloe's
Beer Can Island in conjunction with the Town of
If funding is available, the commission could also
include those areas not completed by the Goodloe
effort, Hunsicker said, but they are not included in the
beach renourishment feasibility study that will be pre-
sented to the commission within the next few months.
Renourishment of all areas included in the 2002
renourishment project, provided that property owners
and city governments again grant the county acceptable
Renourishment of those areas of Anna Maria
that were not included in the 2002 project, provided
that enough easements are granted to Manatee County
by the respective property owners. Those areas could
include the beachfront along North Shore Drive on the
Gulf of Mexico side of the city, along Bean Point, and
along North Shore Drive to the Rod & Reel Pier on the
bayside of Anna Maria.
Water, road repairs in
Water and road repairs will take place during the
summer, affecting homeowners between 10th and 13th
Streets South in Bradenton Beach.
The Manatee County Project Management Depart-
ment said the existing 2-inch water line on those streets
will be replaced by a 4-inch line. Work was scheduled
to have started Monday and is to be completed by Sep-
tember. The roads on the streets will then be repaved.
Disruption of both water service and access to
homes is expected to be minimal, officials said.
Cost of the project is estimated to be $121,000,
borne by Manatee County.
For further information, contact theproject depart-
ment at 708-7450.
THE ISLANDER M JUNE 14, 2006 3 3
Beach bash a bust in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A vigorous, high-profile law enforcement pres-
ence chilled an event at Coquina Beach last Friday that
at one time was expected to draw upwards of 1,000
Of course, the fact that Manatee County officials
also canceled the rap music event also played a role in
the demise of the event.
Bradenton Beach Police learned of the Friday
beach festival several weeks ago and contacted Mana-
tee County. A meeting ensued, and it was determined
that "Chill" Johnson had reserved a picnic pavilion at
the southeast end of Coquina Beach.
However, police were informed that the event
would include a photo shoot for a music video, a bikini
contest, rap music and that people from as far away as
St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Arcadia were expected to
County officials scratched the event permit for the
pavilion.. Law enforcement officials, deciding to be pro-
active in case the word did not get out that the party
was not to be, mobilized Friday morning.
More than 20 Manatee County Sheriff's Office
patrol cars, four mounted units, other law enforcement
departments and boats converged on the site.
And no one showed up for the party.
Whitmore calls for
discussion on parking
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore isn't wait-
ing for anyone to invite the city to a meeting to discuss
problems at Manatee County public facilities on Anna
She's sent a letter to city commissioners, Chappie,
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn and County Commission
Chairman Joe McClash saying it's time to "start think-
ing about closing the parking lots [at the public beach]
when full ..."
The mayor said that during the past few months,
she's seen a "tremendous increase in vehicular traffic
on the Barrier Islands on weekends," and has never seen
such traffic jams in the more than 30 years she's lived
on the Island.
During peak usage times at the public beach, she
noted, cars are parking outside the beach along the state
right of way and "anywhere else that can be used for-
"Everyone has the right to use our beaches and
we encourage it," she continued, but with the "tremen-
dous amount of growth in Manatee County, our 7-mile
stretch, of beach is finally starting to feel the stress of
growth. We need to start this discussion soon."
Whitmore added that discussion of a "possible pro-
posal" by the county to charge for the use of the Man-
atee Public Beach was on the comnnssion's June 13
Not so fast, sign!
Bradenton Beach officials have passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting signs thatflash too fast. Although
not mentioned specifically, this resort sign isthe only one in the city that currently appears to meet the
conditions of the nelt law: The ordinance prohibits "electronically controlled changeable copy signs" which
change the message more than once in 30 minutes. Existing signs must conform to the timetable of they are
valued at more than $500; other signs must be removed. Even the more expensive signs have to come into
compliance within a "reasonable amortization period." The ordinance went into effect June 8. Islander Photo:
Just in case
Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office deputies
along with police from
Bradenton Beach and
Longboat Key gathered
at Coquina Beach last
Friday morning in the
event that some people
failed to get the mes-
sage that a planned
beach party that day
had been canceled by
Photo: Rick Catlin
Law enforcement took
to the water off '
Coquina, too. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
Paid parking proposed on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
The issue of establishing paid parking as a security
measure at Coquina Beach, Manatee Public Beach in
Holmes Beach and Bayfront Park in Anna Maria could
also be discussed, she added.-All three are county-run
Von Hahmann would like to have a meeting first
with involved officials before taking the issue to the
county commission. She's discussed such a meeting
with Chappie. but no date has yet been set.-
Chappie could not be reached for comment about
organizing a meeting.
Anna Maria City
June 14, 6:30 p.m., environmental education and
enhancement committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
June 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public hearing on lost and abandoned vessels, discus-
sion of pier hours and consent agenda.
June 19, 6 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
June 20, 3 p.m., pier concession bid opening.
June 22, 4:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
June 19, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
June 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
June 14, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operation Center
meeting, fire station No. 1,6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
June 15, West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Com-
mission meeting canceled.
June 19, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
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Surprise! Anna Maria changes stance on consolidation
By Rick Catlin
After rejecting a measure that would have placed
Island consolidation on last November's ballot, the
Anna Maria City Commission did somewhat of an
about-face at its June 8 meeting, deciding to ask the
other Island cities if they want to spend money to hire
a professional firm to prepare a study on consolidating
some services among the three cities.
Commissioner Duke Miller spearheaded the
request, saying the study would be only for consolidat-
ing Island municipal services and.would save taxpayers
"Forget the past," he said. What's needed now is an
independent study by a professional organization.
"I don't feel this is a dead horse. Let's make the
offer" to the other cities, he said.
Commissioners agreed and Miller will send a letter
to the mayors of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
asking if their cities want to spend a pro-rata share of
the cost to hire a professional firm to do the study.
While Commissioner Linda Cramer suggested the
three cities should discuss "all phases" of consolida-
tion, including an Island manager, Commission Chair-
person John Quam sided with Miller. The study should
only be about consolidating services.
Mayor SueLynn long a proponent of consolidat-
ing services noted that some constituents have told
her they fear Holmes Beach wants to "take over the
Island," and are worried about "annexation."
She added that she'd received a request from
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore for financial,
budgetary and administrative information on Anna
Maria. Whitmore is gathering the information for her
own consolidation report as requested by the Holmes
Beach City Commission.
Anna Maria commissioners, however, decided not
to submit the information to Holmes Beach. The mayor
said it would involve extensive staff time to complete
the request. "I will write a letter respectfully declining
to submit the information," she said.
Informed that Anna Maria would write a letter to
her asking if Holmes Beach was interested in participat-
ing in a study on consolidating services, Whitmore said
she would not support her city's participation.
"If they want to do it on their own, that's fine. I've
tried four or five times since I've been in politics to
consolidate some Island services and every effort has
failed," she observed.
"But I will take the request to the commission and
let them decide," Whitmore added.
She also found it ironic that in the same breath that
Anna Maria wants Holmes Beach to participate in a
study on consolidation, it declined her request for infor-
mation that would be part of a Holmes Beach study on
"But if they want to proceed on their own, I will
provide them with any information they request," she
After discussion by the Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission last week, and before the Anna Maria announce-
ment regarding consolidation, Bradenton Beach commis-
sioners directed Mayor John Chappie to contact Whit-
more regarding the extensive list of documents she had
requested to determine a time frame for compliance.
"We're getting mixed messages," he said.
In other business, commissioners discussed several
changes to the city's sign ordinance as presented by city
planner Alan Garrett.
The commission agreed that only one sign will be
permitted on a residential lot, with a maximum-size of
4 square feet and no attachments, "riders" or "tubes"
will be allowed.
For 30 days prior to a general election, however,
homeowners could increase the number of signs. The
additional signs would have to be removed the day
after the election. During the period from Thanksgiv-
ing to January 1, residential lots could have an addi-
tional sign, said Garrett, to accommodate the holiday
The first reading of the amended sign ordinance
will be June 29.
The commission also agreed to SueLynn's request
to prepare amendments to the city's emergency ordi-
nance for commission discussion.
Two areas of concern for the mayor are the amount
of money the city is required to maintain in its emer-
gency fund and staff pay during any declared state
of emergency where the staff works excessively long
hours to get the city running again.
The mayor also asked commissioners to discuss
changes to the city's building code that would include
addition of a "daylight plane" setback for the third floor
of new homes. The suggestion comes after the mayor
said she has observed the look of the three new homes
constructed on Pine Avenue recently.
A "daylight plane" provision for new construction
is on the books in Holmes Beach, on Longboat Key and
in Sarasota, she said.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said changing the
setback requirements could be avoided by just stating in
the ordinance amendment that the third floor could only
be a maximum 17.5 percent lot coverage. SueLynn said
she would discuss that with Garrett and city attorney
Commissioners gave her the go-ahead to prepare
a draft ordinance for discussion at the July workses-
Fundraiser for a friend
Chelsea Myers was the center
of attention at D. Coy Ducks
for a fundraiser Sunday to
help defray medical costs.
The event included lots of
food and live entertainment.
She has been diagnosed with
a rare brain cancer She
is pictured holding daughter
Sammie, and surrounded, left
to right, by friend Dawn Snel-
son, father Steve Myers, Sam-
mie's dad Nate Grice and
mom Robin Myers. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy,
On hehdlf of the Oponsors, charities dn' Ftorit d lood ervices .Thdnhglk T!
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REAL ESTATE LLC
Thank yoO forth qenerows donation front 270 individuals who gave their time, energy and blood,
to make the 2005 innna Maria Island Btlood Drive a steess. We received 225 2 nits of blood.
The $100 per donor "reward" for the Anna Maria Island CommRnitm Center, Privateers,
Fire Volinteers and Wildlife Inc. totaded $22,500.
Thanks again from all the sponsors and FBS, and see you next year!
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TIHE ISLANDER U JUNE 14. 2006 M 5
Blood drive: 270 donors, $22,500 for Island charities
A total of 270 donors volunteered their blood at
three locations in the Islandwide blood drive over the
weekend, bringing $22,500 to four Island organizations
from an anonymous benefactor.
The net result was 225 units of blood for the Flor-
ida Blood Services, more than the 200 units it had
The anonymous benefactor had offered to give
$100 for every unit of blood donated to the donor's
favorite charity (or combination) from four selec-
Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
$10,050, Anna Maria Island Community Center $4,900,
Anna Maria Island Privateers $4,500, and West Mana-
tee Fire & Rescue Volunteers $3,050.
Blood was taken at blood mobiles at the The
Islander in Holmes Beach, where 104 donors gave;
BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, 94; and
Publix Super Market, 72 donors.
All donors got free donor-recognition T-shirts and
some gifts from the Florida Blood Service, such as
The organizations benefiting in cash will put the
money to good use, they said.
Wildlife Rehab provides treatment and care for
injured and orphaned wildlife to return native species
back to the environment, and provides classes for
schools and civic groups to heighten environmental
awareness. It can be reached at 778-6324.
The Privateers annually puts the money to use for
scholarships to high school graduates and past award-
winners receive continuing aid. The organization sup-
ports youth activities on the Island and sponsors the
Fourth of July parade and celebration, x hen the schol-
arship recipients are recognized. Privateer Liz Cline can
be contacted at 778-8519.
The Center for 45 years has served Island chil-
dren, families and seniors with cultural, educational, fit-
ness, family support, recreational and sports programs.
It is currently raising funds for a new facility. Phone
Fire district volunteers vitalize the history of the
district, maintaining the Bi.dent 'n Bcch Historic Vol-
Billy Malfese, student reporter for The Islander,
makes his first-ever blood contribution at the Island-
wide Blood Drive. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
unteer Station and an antique fire truck for children to
visit, as well as for parades. Phone 737-9025.
The blood drive is sponsored for Florida Blood Ser-
Jacoba Thompson oversees a donation from "Wrin-
kles," the blood hound. Islander Photo: Eh-iin ..-. lk
vices this year by A Pine Avenue Salon, the Beach-
House Restaurant, Publix, SunCoast Real Estate, Sun
& Surf Resortwear, Spinnakers Vacation Cottages and
Prizes for blood drive participants
New this year, blood drive participants had an
opportunity to sign up for prizes at each of the blood
donation sites, including dinner for two persons at Ooh
La La! Bistro in Holmes Beach, a ride on either the
Privateer ship or the fire district antique fire truck in the
July 4 parade, dining certificates from the Chiles Group
Restaurants, and other certificates, including movie the-.
ater tickets and FBS gift items. Some prize winners
were notified by phone or e-mail, and some winners are
Ooh La La! Bistro certificate: Herta Bowes.
Privateer July 4 ride: Linda Skelton.
Fire truck July 4 ride: Frances Derr.
Chiles Group certificates: Bob Connors, John
Rudacille and Jessica Hoffmann.
Amy Lee of Florida Blood Services chums up donors
for the Islandwide Blood Drive with help from "Wrin-
kles," the blood hound. Islander Photo: Elaine Ackel
CITY OF BRADENTON BEACH
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CITY PIER FOOD & BEVERAGE CONCESSION
The City of Bradenton Beach ("City") issues this Request For
Proposals and Qualifications for a Food and Beverage Conces-
sion at the City of Bradenton Beach, City Pier facility ("City Pier")
commonly known as the "Historic Bridge Street Pier."
The RFP is open to all individuals, corporations, partnerships,
and other legal entities authorized to conduct business in the
State of Florida.
Bid Proposal Documents: Charge for documents is thirty ($30.00)
dollars and are available at the City Clerk's office at City Hall.
Time and date due: Proposals will be received until 2:00pm on
20th day, June, 2006. All proposals will be publicly opened on
June 20, 2006 at 3:00pm at the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
All interested parties are invited to attend this opening, at
the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive North,
Note: Lobbying is prohibited. Please review the Request For
Proposals and Qualifications Form BBCP-02, Section A. 18 carefully
to avoid violations and possible sanctions.
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
City Clerk, City of Bradenton Beach, 941-778-1005
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Notice is hereby given that a general election
will be held in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday,
November 7, 2006, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p;m.
This election is being held for the purpose of
electing two (2) City Commission members and
one (1) Mayor for two-year terms of office each,
and five (5) Charter Review Commission members
for a term of one year each.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may
be filed to have the names of candidates placed on
the ballot from noon on July 17, 2006, to noon on
July 21, 2006. Candidate qualifying information may
be obtained at City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, Florida. All candidates must comply with the
Florida Public Disclosure Law at the time of filing.
ALL PRECINCTS within the City will vote at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 66o8 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, Florida.
Voter registration books will close Tuesday,
October lo, 2006, at 5:00 p.m.
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
Brooke A. Bennett
6 M JUNE 14, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
A man for all seasons
Gilbert Theodore "Gib" Bergquist was the man for all
seasons for those of us who knew him. He was a Federal
Bureau of Investigations agent before retirement here and
for that he had to be wise, strong and courageous.
He was a father and husband, much admired by his
children and loved dearly by his wife, Madeleine, and
thought of by all who knew him as a devoted family man.
Among many of his life's interests, he enjoyed portray-
ing Santa Claus. He was everything that is embedded in the
role his Santa suit gleamed from the fiber of his soul. He
was Santa Claus for many years, for many children, and he
was the epitome of the jolly saint for many of us.
He was a coach for many years and hundreds of chil-
dren in the Island Little League an indulgent teacher
for the young players who all admired his love and knowl-
edge of the game. He loved them every one.
He was a historian, scout leader and avid volunteer
whose community service was of great value to many.
The many blooming red Poinciana trees on the Island
are a tribute to him as are his many croton plants shared
generously with all who cared to grow and nurture them.
He was a friend. He willingly shared his wisdom, his
love of family and his love of life. He was a true Florida
"Cracker" and he shared his love for the Florida of yester-
day in a colunm titled "Cracker's Crumbs" in this news-
paper and in a book of the same name.
He was the sweetest man I've ever known --truly
one of our Island's treasures.
Some stars shine forever.
Anna Maria Island eased into the 2006 hurricane season
through Tropical Storm Alberto, a loosely defined system
that appears destined to produce more rain than wind.
Coastal flooding in low-lying areas of the Island was
expected as the storm passed about 300 miles away from
our shores. The system had winds of more than 70 mph,
with gusts here expected to not top 35 mph.
Rain is/was the big issue from Alberto, something we
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SLICK Gilbert Theodore "Gib" Bergquist, 1924-2006 By Egan
Voice of experience
I feel compelled to respond to letters about the
hammerhead shark. As a commercial fisherman of
some 35 years, dealing with sharks most of my life, I
feel I am qualified to give one.
In my opinion, those people could not understand,
nor ever know the horror or helplessness one might
feel, as my girlfriend and I had to endure some 38 years
ago when we stood on the deck of my small boat off
Miramar Beach on Siesta Key watching my German
Shepherd gasping his last breath.
He lay dying in a pool of his own blood after his
hind quarter was bitten off by the jaws of one of those
beautiful, misunderstood hammerhead sharks.
Furthermore, I guess it was my testosterone-macho-
driven ego that compelled me to put food on the table for
my wife and three sons while my profession was regu-
lated into oblivion just to appease those self-proclaimed
activists that wanted to protect these "harmless and mis-
understood" fish. Raping our shores for development and
increasing tourism while covering up or playing down
shark attacks had nothing to do with this, I suppose.
.One might suggest that if a scorpion were to crawl
over mi foot. I should swat it with the softest soled shoe
.so as to kill it in a humane fashion. Or maybe they would
like Osama Bin Laden to retire in peace under a date palm
doesn't he have a right to his way of thinking?
Wake up, folks! Stop looking at the world through
rose-colored glasses. Evil humans walk the earth, as do
dangerous reptiles, insects and marine creatures.
I tip myhat to Capt Bucky Dennis for killing his record
hammerhead shark. I've never met him but I thank him for
removing another potential killer from our waters.
I realize I am in the minority. Or am I? I am not
politically correct, therefore this letter may never see
print. But I sleep well knowing I speak the truth. You
see, sharks, gators, scorpions and Bin Laden are not
misunderstood by me. I would never downplay or cover
up any danger to protect my profits.
The economy of this state is not oranges, it is tour-
ism and, therefore, development. The public has a right
to know shark facts, as opposed to-the "expert .opin-
ion" of organizations like Mote Marine Laboratory that
sharks are the harmless and misunderstood victims of
the reported shark attacks here in Florida. Or those
people who think blatant testosterone and "unabashed
macho pride" drive fishermen to do what they do.
These misguided opinions are full of hot air.
Capt. Bill Goldschmitt, Bradentbn
Clyde "Bucky" Dennis, how dare you be proud that
you intentionally hunted down and killed a one-of-a-
kind hammerhead shark?
I have never understood people like you who take
pleasure in killing an animal for sport just to feed your
ego, so that you could be known to ha e killed the largest
hammerhead in this area. You ought to be ashamed.
And what did you accomplish? Any person with
that equipment and a little luck could ha'e done the
same thing. It was an unfair fight from the beginning.
There is no honor in killing an animal that has no
chance against moderntechnology. You did nothing but
show what an empty life you lead that you must fill it
with achievements of killing a trophy animal. ,
That hammerhead had just as much right to live as
any human being. It wanted to live. It fought you long
and hard for its life.. When I look at the picture in the
paper of that tortured and bloody majestic shark I am
embarrassed b my fellow man.
I don't understand why you should be admired by-
anyone. There are laws in place in every state in this
nation regarding animal abuse. Why do these lay\ s only
apply to domestic land animals? Why do they not apply
to animals in the sea?
It should not be OK for anyone to decide that they
are going to torture and kill a shark today in the same
way that it is not OK to torture and kill a dog. Bucky,
you should not have been praised for your so-called
accomplishment. You should have been arrested.
Kimberly Goldstein, Anna Maria
THIE ISLANDER N JUNE 14, 2006 7 7
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oC.:.rin,,- owner Don Maloney
Bothered by being bothered
What's really beginning to bother me, 1 noticed the
other day, is that so many things I didn't even used to
notice are now beginning to really bother me. I guess
it's because the older you get, the more free time you
have to concentrate on being bothered. I know that's
the case with me anyway.
A bother I developed in a restaurant the other day,
for instance, started it off. I couldn't help but notice
that the waitress asked coffee drinkers if they preferred
regular or decaf, but only gave us iced tea drinkers a
choice of sweetened or non-sweetened. And so came
my bother: How come tea people can't choose regular
or decaf, and why don't coffee drinkers get a choice of
sweet or unsweetened? Who decided that difference?
Right after that, I noticed, while driving home, a
return of one of my prime bothers. That's the fact that
while most Canadian drivers have their headlights on
all day, they hate to use their directional signals even
in the dark?
And another driving bother: Why do so many driv-
ers insist on cutting others off at the Palma Sola Cause-
way merge in order to get to the Island one car length
sooner? What could possibly be their rush? There are
rest rooms on that causeway. The only times getting
cut off there doesn't bother me is when the Manatee
Avenue bridge is open and the cutter-offer gets there
and has to wait like everybody else.
Bridges reminds me of another of my bothers, and
that's how I get upset when a currently "structurally
sound" bridge according to Florida Department of
Transportation is to be replaced while the biggest
Island traffic problem is because there's no bridge at all
between the Manatee mainland and Longboat Key.
McDonald's, too, bothers me these days. Like how
come they have playgrounds for the kids next to their
places but offer no sort of entertainment to the grand-
fathers who paid for the Happy Meals? And why don't
they offer AARP Meals?
What further bothers me is the fact that all too
many people lately greet me by name at Publix or other
public places and I have no idea who they are. I have
to start checking what's in their food carts. Maybe
they're eating things that give them a better memory
And speaking of Publix, I don't want to forget one
of my top 10 bothers, and that's those who can't count
to 10 at the express checkout lane. They really should
be charged double for every 1 th item and more they
put on the belt.
Even the post office is beginning to bother me.
Every time I bring .iiritilinii. to mail that has to be
weighed comes the questions about how I want it to be
sent. If I want it to arrive overnight, that's one price.
A three or five day arrival is another. And there's even
another choice if I don't give a damn whether it gets
there or not.
I hate to pay the highest price since I'll never know
when it gets there, at the promised time or not, and they
know it. So I always say that I want the cheapest way
possible. The bother there: more than once, first class
I'm going to knock this off right here because I also
know how bothered I get when somebody is telling me
about all that bothers them. I assume you feel the same.
So that's that.
.Anna Maria man
charged with sex crime
Anna Maria resident George A. Pyke, 57, of the
700 block of North Shore Drive, was arrested Monday,
June 5, by Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
and charged with a sex crime against a juvenile boy.
The MCSO report alleged that Pyke, a retired
doctor, inappropriately touched the boy last October,
according to the victim.
Pyke was taken into custody and charged with lewd
and lascivious molestation of a boy under the age of 16.
Bond was set at $25,000.
The report did not indicate where the alleged inci-
dent took place.
In the June 13, 1996, issue of The Islander,
The Holmes Beach City Commission agreed to
establish an ordinance setting minimum rental periods
of 30 days in the R-1 and R-3 districts and 14 days in
the R-2 district. The original proposal had been for a
minimum 7-day stay in the R-3 district.
Twentieth Century Fox announced it would begin
filming a modern adaptation of "Great Expectations" in
Cortez next month, with actors Robert De Niro, Ethan
Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Shirley MacLaine set to
star in the film. The home of lifelong Cortez residents
Alcee and Betty Taylor will be used for a number of
Crabby Bill's restaurant in Holmes Beach was
-closed by the Manatee County Tax Collector after it
claimed the restaurant owed $20,000 in back taxes for
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8 0 JUNE 14, 2006 U THE ISLANDER
GSR principals sued by former pal, while
Horizon, Freedom banks join legal fray
By Rick Catlin
Add Horizon Bank, Freedom Bank and well known
Island businessman and hotelier Kent Davis to the grow-
ing listing of Islanders, banks and investors who have
filed a lawsuit against GSR Development LLC and/or its
principals, Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega.
Davis filed a lawsuit May 31 in the Manatee
County Circuit Court against Byrne and Noriega per-
sonally, claiming the two men owe him a total of
$600,000 for two promissory notes he gave them on
Oct. 3, 2005.
Horizon Bank followed that with a mortgage fore-
closure action on June 8 for $7.2 million against GSR
and Byrne/Noriega over the failed Rosa del Mar con-
dominium project in Bradenton Beach.
Not to be outdone by its banking rival, Freedom Bank
instituted its own legal action late against GSR on June 9.
Details of the case were unavailable at press time.
Davis, through a company he owns called Entrust
LLC, gave GSR Development a $200,000 loan, while
in a separate action also on Oct. 3, Davis himself gave
the two men $400,000.
In his lawsuit, Davis claimed the two men "person-
ally unconditionally guaranteed" both notes and agreed
to be personally responsible for repayment.
The lawsuit claims the two men failed to pay
even the first installment on either note and he is now
demanding a full settlement, including interest, court
costs and attorneys fees.
Davis said the filing was done on the advice of
his attorney to protect his interests. He said he wished
Noriega and Byrne "nothing but the best" and still
holds them and GSR "in high regard."
Horizon rips GSR
In its June 8 lawsuit against GSR Develop-
ment and Robert Byrne/Steve Noriega, Horizon
Bank pulled few punches, claiming GSR "does
not have the ability to pay" the $7.2 million
owed the bank, nor the 2004 or 2005 real estate
taxes, which have not been paid.
Regarding the Rosa del Mar project in Bra-
denton Beach, the company has also "stopped
its plans to develop the property as a condomin-
ium development," the bank alleged and "does
not have the financial ability to continue devel-
oping the property."
Horizon also asked the court to appoint a
receiver to oversee the property during the legal
action "in order to preserve the property."
In addition to GSR, Byrne and Noriega,.
Horizon also named Delta Engineering and
Inspection and Roland and Diane Vildostegui
as defendants in the case.
Horizon Bank's claim is for $7.2 million, includ-
ing interest. The money was reportedly the acquisitiofi
amount allowing GSR to purchase the property.
These latest cases are the 10th and 11th legal
actions in the past four months against either GSR
Development LLC and/or Byrne or Noriega, in addition
to a number of liens filed against GSR, Byrne and/or
Since Feb. 1, 2006, lawsuits filed against GSR
and/or Byrne and Noriega include:
An action on May 19 by Chief Management Inc.
of Cortez for $268,000 against property at 401 S. Bay
Blvd. in Anna Maria.
Holmes Beach resident Cynthia Graeff filed a
legal action on May 23 against GSR, alleging the com-
pany owes her $29,500 for a loan she gave GSR in
A mortgage foreclosure by JD Paradise LLC for
$384,211 against GSR for property at 518 Key Royale
Drive in Holmes Beach.
A mortgage foreclosure action for $2.1 million by
Synovus Bank of Tampa for the Hibiscus condominium
project on Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach.
A lawsuit filed by Sherry Gray of Bradenton for
An action by Longboat Partners LLC for default
on an $800,000 note.
Legal action by Ed Furfey of New Jersey against
Byrne and Noriega for an undisclosed sum.
A lawsuit filed by James M. Dornan, as trustee
of the Doran Family Trust, for a $100,000 deposit on
the now stagnant Rosa del Mar condominium project
in Bradenton Beach.
A suit filed by Randy Moore, also for a $100,000
deposit on a Rosa del Mar condominium.
Liens totaling $1.04 million filed by Spectrum
Construction Management Inc. of Tampa against GSR,
Byme and/or Noriega properties.
The total dollar amount of legal actions against
GSR Development and/or Byrne and Noriega filed the
past four months is $11.66 million, exclusive of the
unspecified amount in the Furfey suit.
'Top Notch' photo contest under way in June
If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest will begin publishing
weekly winning photos on June 28. Six weekly win-
ning pictures will be featured on the cover of The
Islander and one photo will be a grand prize winner
with prizes and gift certificates awarded by the news-
paper and local merchants.
The \eekl\ deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest \% ith the first deadline June 23.
Judging begins with a selection of pictures that
may include abstract photos, still life pictures, land-
scapes and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action,
holiday s, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly to
Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
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Piroska Planck captured the firstweekly prize last
year for this photo of her grandson.
Islander photo contest rules
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is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photographers
are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan.
1, 2004, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility. Photos
previously published (in any format/media) or entered in any
Islander or other competitions are not eligible.
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photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
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print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the digital
photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail entries to
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responsibility for negatives, CDs or photo prints.
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enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family
members are not eligible to enter the contest.
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or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.
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THE ISLANDER M JUNE 14, 2006 9 9
site plan ready
By Rick Catlin
Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles is ready to
present the restaurant's final site plan at the Anna Maria
City Commission meeting June 29.
An objection filed last month by Anthony and
Carmen Manali, the landlords of two lots the Sandbar
leases for its customer parking, to the proposed drain-
age in the plan, appears to have been satisfied, Chiles
"I met with the Manalis and it appears to have been
just a misunderstanding. I hope we've got everything
worked out," he said.
While the Manalis might appear satisfied,
property owners Barbara and William Nally of 110
Spring Ave. are apparently not. They put the city
on notice that they plan to have professional plan-
ner Jan Norshop of Tampa speak at the June 29
The restaurant's site plan for modifications and
improvements, including rest rooms that meet the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act,
was given preliminary approval by the commission last
Chiles first submitted his site plan to the planning
and zoning board in late 2004 after the restaurant was
sued by an organization representing disabled Ameri-
cans because the Sandbar did not have ADA-compliant
rest rooms or parking spaces.
In the site plan, Chiles will swap property with
the city that he owns for the city's alleyway alongside
the restaurant, giving him enough room to build the
ADA-compliant restroom. Chiles will also create a
drainage system for the parking lot areas, add handi-
cap parking spaces, build a walkway to the restaurant
from the parking lot and be responsible for all main-
Zachary Connelly turned 1 on May 13 and celebrated the day with a big happy smile. Zachary is the son
of Philip and Holly Connelly of Holmes Beach and grandson of Danny and Wendy Connelly of Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Phil Connelly
Public hearing in July on Anna Maria comprehensive plan
After nearly three years of deliberations, commit-
tee meetings, discussions and changes, Anna Maria's
revised comprehensive plan will be presented at a plan-
ning and zoning board public hearing July 10.
The board scheduled the public hearing at its June
5 meeting after wrapping up nearly all of its review
and revisions on the comp plan as provided by the
city's ad hoc review committee. The board will dis-
cuss the few remaining sections at its regular meeting
Once the P&Z board concludes .its public hear-
ing, it will forward its recommendations on the revised
comprehensive plan to the city commission for another
round of public hearings.
The commission must formally adopt a revised
comprehensive plan and forward that document by
March 2007 to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs. The DCA will, in turn, review the revised plan
and either approve the document or return it to the city
for necessary revisions.
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By Jim Hanson
An overnight celebration/wake, a night of jubi-
lation and mourning, will begin Friday evening at
Coquina Beach and end at dawn.
It is the Relay for Life, celebrating life for those
who survived cancer and remembering loved ones who
did not, raising money for the battle against cancer.
For a serious occasion in a serious cause, it will be
a time for fun, too, with games familiar and rare, some
you've never seen before and all pleasant and in the
spirit of relax and enjoy.
Participants will gather Friday evening, June 16,
for opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Teams of 10 to 15
persons each will walk around a courseuntil the end of
the Relay at a closing ceremony early Saturday morn-
It is open to participants in the Relay and for
family members, friends, and general well-wishers.
John Luchkowec, who is chairing the Island event, said
he hoped for 30 teams, including entire families.
There is still time to register by calling him at 350-4326
or Ann Close at 778-7842, or latecomers may just show
up at Coquina and let their presence be known.
Everyone is welcome to walk any number of turns
around the course, or just come to visit, he said. Those
who stay through the closing ceremony will camp out
overnight in the park, with enough going on to keep
them well entertained.
All through the night there will be fun stuff -
scavenger hunt, hat lap contest (BYO hat), PJ lap in
pajamas, costume contest, volleyball, karaoke, sun-
glasses lap, toga lap with sheets for togas, egg on a
spoon with eggs provided, limbo contest, hula hnoop
-contest, and finally a wake-up lap with everi\ne
making as much noise as they know how on ia hate\er
noisemakers they bring.
After the opening ceremonies, cancer sur I or:
will begin the.Relay with a "-ur' i\orQ' victory lap"
around the track..From then oh, teams will take over
and at least one person from each will remain on the
track until the end of the event.
There will be live music from local bands such as
Bluespig from 7 to 9 p.m. and Skullduggery from 9
until midnight. DJ Scott Barr will take requests until
A "luminary ceremony" from 9 to 9:30 p.m. will
memorialize those who have lost the fight against
cancer, honor survivors and give the public an opportu-
nity to make donations to the American Cancer Society
to continue the fight.
The Relay will end at 6 a.m. Saturday following
closing ceremonies at 5:30, and campers will strike
their tents, pack their cars and head home.
Full season announced for chorus/orchestra
The Anna Maria Island Chorus and Orchestra has
announced its 2006-07 season schedule, and it's a full
program of musical classics.
The aggregation has room for singers and musi-
cians in both the choral and orchestra sections, and
would welcome them as well as returning artists at its
first rehearsal Oct. 14 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
"Celebration of Autumn," Nov. 19 Toccata &
Fugue in D Major, with organ, Bach; Organ Concerto
No. 4 in F Major, Handel; Cantata No. 192, chorus,
solo soprano and bass; Bach; Symphony No. 25 in
G Minor, Mozart; Kyrie & Sanctus from Coronation
"Messiah and More," Dec. 17 Concerto Grosso
Opus 6, No. 7, Corelli; German Dances K. 605, sleigh
ride with bells, Mozart; Christmas songs from around
the world, a capella: "Carol of the Bells" (Russia), "Lo
How a Rose" (Germany), "O Holy Night" (France),
"Angels' Carol" (Rutter, England), "Totus Tuus" (Gore-
cki, Poland), "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (U.S., Steve
Barnett), "Light Everlasting" (Sweden, Olaf Christian-
sen); Selections from "Messiah," Part I and Hallelu-
jah Chorus, with solo soprano, tenor, alto and bass,
"An Opera Sampler," Feb. 11 Overture to "The
Barber of Seville," Rossini; "Meditation From 'Thais,"'
solo violin and orchestra, Massenet; "L'Arlelesienne
Suite No. 2, Bizet; selections from "La Traviata" -
"Libbiamo," "Ah fors e lui," "Sempre Liera," "De miei
bollenti spiritu" "Parigi O caro" soprano and tenor
soloists with chorus, Verdi; selections from "Madame
Butterfly" "Un bel di," flower duet, humming
chorus, soprano and mezzo-soprano.soloists, Puccini;
selections from "Tales ofHoffman" Barcarolle duet,
septet and Act II finale, soprano, mezzo-soprano and
tenor soloists, solo ensemble, chorus, Offenbach.
"A Taste of France, March 25 Requiem, chorus,
organ, orchestra, solo soprano and baritone, Faure;
"Cantique de Jean Racine," chorus and orchestra, Faure;
from "Tales of Hoffman," soprano solo ""Elle a fui la
tourturelle," Offenbach; from, "Faust," baritone solo
"Avant de quitter ces lieux, Gounod; ballet music from
"Faust," Gounod; Pavane for a Dead Princess, Ravel;
"Alleluia" from "King D., id." chorus and orchestra.
The City of Anna Maria is accepting applications
on behalf of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization (ITPO) for an island representative
to serve on the Citizens' Advisory Committee
(CAC) of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO). The representative
can reside in any of the thre6 Island cities and
will be.expected to attend monthly meetings for the
-CAC and the monthly meeting of the ITPO.
The MPO and ITPO are organizations comprised
of elected officials of Sarasota and Manatee
County and their cities, which plan and prioritize
how Federal and State transportation funds will
be spent in the two counties.
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Privateers elect, plan Fourth parade
THE ISLANDER M JUNE 14, 2006 0 11
Island Florist You Know Why!
By Jim Hanson
Greg Luzier was elected president of the Anna
Maria Island Privateers in balloting at the June meeting
of the public service organization.
He and other-new officers will take office Aug. 1,
after the dust has settled from the big Fourth of July
parade which the Privateers sponsor every year.
Luzier and the other officers elected are new at the
top of the organization except for Elizabeth Cline,
who was reelected treasurer once again.
Others are Deby Kuerdele, vice president; Randy
Sahwartz, captain; and Serena Platt, secretary.
Other officers and directors will be appointed by
the new administration after the first of August.
Now the Privateers are busy getting the parade
off the ground, a huge task every year. It will leave
Coquina Beach at 10 a.m. and trek north through all
three Island cities, disbanding at Bayfront Park in Anna
It is open to anyone and everyone except marchers
- the route is far too long for walking in the hot July
Application forms, for liability insurance purposes,
must be turned in at Coquina by 9:30 a.m. on the
Fourth, when all units will be staged. The forms may be
obtained by calling Luzier at 752-5873 or 725-0184, or
writing him at the Privateers, P.O. Box 1236, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. Forms are also available at The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
All floats must be decorated in colors and style
befitting the spirit of Independence Day; each should
have an identifying sign or banner; firing of black
powder is allowed; all units must be motorized or ped-
aled; nobody may charge a fee or request a donation;
and no unit is allowed to promote a political cause,
party or candidate.
Coming t6 the Island to participate are 1996 "torch
bearers" who participated in the movement of the
Olympic torch through Manatee County, part of that
year's Olympics celebration.
Sixteen of them will gather for a reunion, take their
part in the Privateers parade, and at noon have a recep-
tion with the paraders at the Sandbar restaurant, with a
special buffet luncheon at $20 for adults, $10 for chil-
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By Jim Hanson
It had to be a woman who started it all, for men just
don't do such thoughtful, sensitive stuff -just ask any
Father's Day is coming Tuesday, June 19, all across
the country, spread from an eastern Washington farm
by an appreciative daughter.
She was Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, who in 1909
looked back on her life and realized that her father was
a hero of some dimension, thought he and all fathers
deserved recognition. And she arranged it almost sin-
Her father was William Smart, a Civil War veteran
and farmer whose wife died in the birth of their sixth
child. Smart gave up everything else in life and devoted
himself to his children on his small farm not far from
He showed her and her brothers and sisters great
love and strength in rearing them as a single parent, she
thought, and she wanted to show her appreciation.
She went to the Spokane City Council and sug-
gested a resolution declaring the first Sunday in June,
her father's birthday that year, as Father's Day. In-the
manner of governmental bodies all over, the council
couldn't get the job done in time. But it did manage to
set up the third Sunday as Father's Day. It was June 19,
1909, the first of all these Father's Days.
Other cities and towns followed quickly, and
by 1924 the idea caught the attention of President
Coolidge, who threw his support behind the proposition
of making it a national holiday.
As usual, government lagged far behind the people,
and not until 1966 was it officially proclaimed a
national day of ri icoigi lltin y President Lyndon John-
son, himself a father of note.
Following Ms. Dodd's further suggestion, a rose
tradition has grown: Wear a red rose to honor a living
father, a white one for a deceased father.
Other traditions, according to the Internet, are to
give him a gift, arrange a cookout with Dad doing the
honors, tell him you love him and why, and give him a
big hug. Not a bad program for any time, any Dad will
For the kids
John Luchkowec, president of the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club, presents Geraldine Pasquarella, exec-
utive director of the Children's Academy of South-
west Florida, with a donation to help with the Acade-
my's expenses in providing services to 1,200 children
up to age 12 in daycare and after-school programs.
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By Jim Hanson
Adversaries a few months ago, residents of Cortez
village and those north of Cortez Road apparently have
buried the hatchet with a project that's helpful to every-
It is the dredging of Harbour Landings Estates boat
basin and moorage, whose spoil is being donated to
help with the Cortez waterfront channel job just to the
Involved are some 320 truckloads of "pretty clean
sand," said Joseph Curley of Harbour Landings. It is
being stockpiled and trucked across Cortez Road to the
FISH Preserve, where it will go into the berm being
built to contain the less-than-clean spoil from the chan-
That channel dredging is expected to begin soon,
delayed by the need to clean up the awesome layers
of trash piled up over the years in the Preserve, said
Charles Listowski, executive director of the West Coast
Inland Navigation District, which is handling the proj-
ect. That canal runs along the waterfront from about
Bell Fish Co: east to the edge of the Preserve which
lines the eastern end of the village.
To theinorth, Harbour Landings homeowners are
A sharing offill is under way between North Cortez and South Cortez. Islander Photo: Courtesy Joe Curly
paying for their own dredging, said Debbie Lansing,
president of the homeowners association.
The Harbour Landings sand would be worth about
$60,000 on the current market, and A Ilen Garner, pres-
Mermaids on the roof at Anna Maria City Hall
Roof USA of Weeki Wachee will be the contractor
to install a new roof on the Anna Maria City Hall.
Commissioners voted unanimously May 22 to
accept the Roof USA bid of $79,800 to install a flat-
base mansard roof'with limited guttering.
The bid was the lowest submitted for the three
items of work requested by the commission..
The bid, however, is $18,800 more than budgeted
for the project and commissioners were expected to
transfer the needed funds from the city's contingency
fund at their May 25 meeting.
Mayor SueLynn told commissioners the city can
save about $2,000 on the contract if it purchases the
materials through a company called TrimCoat, then
. contracts with Roof USA for the installation. The com-
mission agreed and Tom Wilcox of Baskerville-Dono-
van Inc., the city's engineering firm, will oversee pur-
chase of the necessary materials for the roof.
While observing that an all-metal roof might be
better in the long run, Wilcox also noted that the mini-
mum price for a metal roof among the five companies
that submitted bids was about $40,000 more than a
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:: This is the first dredclinc since 1983 of the Harbour
Landings basin, said lansing. It.covers somewhat less
than seven acres. Contractor is Energy Resources Inc.
Over the past year or more FISH, a public service
volunteer organization based in Cortez, had been trying
to buy the Seafood Shack as a home for the Florida
Maritime Museum, until Harbour Landings residents
rose up against the proposal. Too costly and too much
traffic, they said through the organization they formed,
Concerned Citizens of Cortez Coalition.
They fought hard and skillfully, ultimately pre-
vailing when the Manatee County Commission turned
down the FISH proposal.
Curley, a sparkplug of the CCCC, said its work-
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together for the good of the neighborhood."
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goes on' July 4
By Jim Hanson
"The show goes on," said Ed Chiles, confirming
that he will again sponsor the Fourth of July fireworks
exhibitions as he has done for 20 years.
This year's shows at the BeachHouse and Sandbar
restaurants will be in memorial of Jim Taylor; who staged
the shows most of those years. President and chief pyro-
technician of Taylor Made Pyrotechnics, he died Jan 16.
Chiles, president of the Chiles Group that owns the two
restaurants on the Island as well as the Mar Vista Dockside
Restaurant and Pub on Longboat Key, said he and Chiles
Group executive Steve Ananicz searched the Gulf Coast for
a replacement for Taylor before they finally scored.
They selected Bell's Fireworks of St. Petersburg as
Taylor's successor. The Bell people had worked with
Taylor at displays, Ananicz said.
The fireworks will be touched off aboard a barge
anchored offshore at the BeachHouse in Bradenton
Beach at dusk on July 3 and on the beach at the Sandbar
Restaurant in Anna Maria July 4.
The first of the Chiles Independence Day fire-
works series came about quite casually, Chiles said. A
friend, Perry Dorman, used to do pyrotechnic shows
in Key West and Islamorada. Chiles mentioned that the
Island chamber was discontinuing its July 4 displays, and
Dorman and Chiles agreed a Fourth without fireworks
would be incomplete.
Dorman agreed to do the display on the Island
for Chiles 20 years ago, and Taylor worked with him,
learned some tricks of the trade and took over the job
when Dorman died.
The first Chiles Fourth was at the Sandbar, Chiles
recalled, and was a howling success "We had a lot
of great music and great fireworks and a girl portray-
ing the Statue of Liberty came out of the water with her
torch waving. It was just great, very Island."
Bell also will do the annual Chiles New Year's Eve
fireworks show just before midnight Dec. 31 at the
BeachHouse, Ananicz said.
The shows do go on, for sure.
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Born in Pierce, Fla., Mr.
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berry High School and attended the
Bergquisl University of Florida before join-
ing the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943.
After three years of military service, he returned to Gaines-
ville and received bachelor's and master's degrees in biology.
He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1951 and,
during his 24-year career, served in field offices around the
country. He later received another master's degree in forensic
science from George Washington University.
He moved back to Florida in 1979. He was a member of
the Florida Association of Museums State Board, chair of the
Manatee County Historical Commission and he served
on the Anna Maria Island Community Center board of direc-
tors and Holmes Beach Police Department Pension Board.
He was also active in the Boy Scouts and Little League. He
was a avid gardener and among his many interests were read-
ing and fishing. He was the author of "Cracker's Crumbs," a
compilation of columns he wrote foi several newspapers that
was published to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
A gathering of family and friends is being planned for
the weekend of June 24-25 due to travel plans of some who
plan to attend. Further information on the gathering will be
published in the June 21 edition.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment
Fund, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216; or to the Mana-
tee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
He is survived by wife Madeleine; daughters Deborah
Anne Ross, Laura Anne Motta and Marisa Inez Bergquist;
son Kevin Francis; daughter-in-law Constance Bergquist;
son-in-law Arthur Ross; brothers Richard and John; grand-
sons Gilbert Theodore III and James Leigh Bergquist and
Shawn and lan Ross; nephews Stephen and Richard Jr.; and
niece Janet Bulman. He was predeceased by son Gib Jr., who
died earlier this year.
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Harry J. Boothe
Harry J. Boothe, 86, of Anna Maria and Bradenton, died
Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Boothe moved to Tampa's
MacDill Air Force Base when he joined the military. He
served in World War II, the Korean War, the Berlin air lift, the
Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam. He was stationed with and
remained friends with the crew that flew the "Enola Gay," the
plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He was a
lieutenant colonel when he retired after 30 years. He owned
and operated a Pepsi-Cola plant in Fort Myers. He raised
cattle and farmed in Tallevast on his "Matoka Ranch." He
worked with building contractors and later started "Boothe
Construction Seminars." He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a
Shriner, a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW and American
Visitation was June I and Services June 12. Griffith-
Cline Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife of 29 years Dee; nephew Harry;
and two great-nephews.
Michael Grace, 59, of Bell, Fla., died June 2.
Mr. Grace came to Florida from Alabama in the late
1960s. He was a law enforcement officer for 20 years and
served with the Holmes Beach Police Department.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
He is survived by wife Judi; son Jason of Largo; sister
Barbara Maczo of Jasper; two nephews; and one niece.
Evelyn M. Shields
Evelyn M. Shields, 82, of Longboat Key, died June 2.
Born in Tarboro, N.C., Mrs. Shields came to Manatee
County from Tampa in 1973. She was a homemaker. She was
a Special Olympics volunteer. She was Baptist.
Visitation was June 6 and memorial services June 7 at
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to TideWell Hospice and Pal-
liative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by daughter Evelyn L. of Longboat Key;
sons Philip H. Jr. of Anna Maria, Michael D. of Bradenton,
and Patrick D. of Bedford, Texas; sister Estelle Saxon of
Phoenix City, Ala.; brother James B. Denton of Carrolton,
Va.; and five grandchildren.
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No love for lovebugs at this time of year
By Billy Malfese
It's summertime, which means love is in the air.
Lovebugs that is.
We all know what they are and know how big of a
nuisance they can be. Most commonly seen mating and
whizzing through the air, the adult "flies" are an annoy-
ance to motorists because they spatter on the hood and
windshield of automobiles. Lovebugs generally emerge
for a few weeks at a time twice a year in May and
September. Typically, they can be seen in almost every
month in Florida due to the warm weather.
When you don't see lovebugs out, usually what's
happened is the adult female has laid eggs in the grass
clippings and died. During this time, the larvae are
feeding and it takes them several months to mature. So
between these months they're in the larval stage and
they aren't swarming over the roads.
Plecia nearctica is the scientific name for the love-
bug, which was first seen in Galveston, Texas, in the
1940s. At that time, lovebugs were reportedly wide-
spread, and more common in Texas and Louisiana than
other Gulf Coast states. It has now progressed to all
states bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as
Georgia and South Carolina to parts of Central Amer-
Lovebugs were first spotted in Florida in 1949, in
Escambia County, the western-most county of the pan-
handle. Today, they can been seen in almost every area
Lovebugs vary considerably in size, with females
normally being up to three times larger than males. The
weight difference between sexes is largely due to the
o\arie, in the female, which amount to 70 percent of
the female's body weight. Females usually lay their
egg- and die after an average of 68 hours, and the aver-
age lite pan of a lovebug is only'a week to 10 days.
Ii lha been reported that the lovebug was intro-
duced into Florida by University of Florida entomolo-
gists, but truth be told, research was conducted by the
UF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture entomol-
ogists after the lovebug was well established in Flor-
The local reduction of burning of woodlands,
the development of improved pastures, and increased
numbers of cattle probably has contributed to the pres-
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ence of larger populations of lovebugs. Chemical con-
trols are ineffective as the lovebugs are widespread
and they continually drift onto highways from adjacent
Lovebugs aren't completely useless. Believe it or
not, lovebugs are a beneficial insect because the imma-
ture bugs help break down organic matter. They're part
of a natural recycling community. With a May and Sep-
tember hatch of the flies expected, there's activity even
when the bugs aren't flying.
Mating begins with the male darting and grasping
a female that is flying through the air. The pair falls
to the ground where they couple. After coupling, the
male turns 180 degrees and faces the opposite direc-
tion. Successful genital engagement takes from 1.5. to
10 minutes. There is intense competition among males
for females at emergence sites.
Although their behavior and their common name
may be amusing, their presence in such large numbers
can be aggravating.
Cars driving through these aerial orgies become
spattered with loving bugs and the mess is difficult
to clean off. As a result, radiator fins may become
clogged, causing cars to overheat. Insects spattered on
the windshields can obscure vision, and if the dead
insects are not cleaned off, they can ruin the car's finish.
Lovebugs are attracted to automobile exhaust fumes
and are most active between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Lovebugs are here to stay, so we have to just deal
with them and wash.the car more often.
Planning commission considers comprehensive plan changes
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission met with
Bill Brisson of Brisson Planning Solutions to review
proposed amendments to the city's comprehensive
plan. The discussion focused on five points of interest: a
mixed-use provision, drainage, habitat protection, eco-
nomic development/tourism and preservation of resi-
Brisson recommended the following policy to be
added to the Future Land Use Element of the comp plan
to promote redevelopment and enhance the opportunity
for more vibrant community centers, and mixed-use
projects involving residential and non-residential uses
that will be allowed within the commercial land-use
The mixed-use developments would have residen-
tial on the second or third floors above ground-level
commercial, public, semi-public or recreational uses.
Maximum residential density will not be allowed to
exceed 10 dwelling units per acre.
The commission was in favor of the proposed lan-.
The commission also came to a consensus that in
order to protect the Island's resources and natural habi-
tats, some attention should be paid to the planting and
removal of trees. The.removal of Australian pines has
been a topic of debate for many Islanders and the com-
mission is proposing to add an objective requiring the
city to replace any tree it removes with a native tree
suitable for that location.
Second, the commission recommended that newly
planted trees be located to avoid power lines and
require minimal trimming.
The commission discussed how to preserve the
Island's residential areas, and is in favor of limiting
short-term rentals to a minimum of 30 days in the R-l
zoned area. They would also like to find ways to miti-
gate differences -in building sizes through buffering,
landscaping and architectural design to lessen the con-
trast of larger newly built homes that sometimes over-
shadow smaller existing homes.
The commission % ill continue discussion of these
points at a future meeting.
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FPL official to address
Island Kiwanis Club
Mel Klein of Florida Power & Light will speak to
the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at a meeting
Saturday, June 17.
The occasion will be the weekly breakfast meet-
ing of the club at 8:30 a.m. at the Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, at the Manatee Public
Beach. Details may be obtained by calling 778-8444.
Rotary Reader Patch Club
report scheduled Tuesday
Rotarians will hear of the progress and plans for
the summer for the club it sponsors at Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School at a luncheon at noon Tuesday at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Lynn McDonough of the school will describe the
program of the Rotary Reader Patch Club at the meet-
Details are available at 713-0042.
Exhibit at library
On exhibit at the Island Branch Library during June
are 37 paintings by Dianne Tymeson, who came to
the Island in 1957 to paint, married Bruce Tymeson,
who began his police career on Longboat Key and
ultimately became chief in Anna Maria. The library,
at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, opens daily at
10 a.m., closing at 8p.m. Monday and Wednesday,
6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Details at 778-6341.
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There was music, music, from oom-pah-pah to classic to dance when a 40-piece band from Germany came to
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church a week ago Sunday for a free outdoor concert. Olga Ippedico of the church said
Sara Wolf a Perico Island snowbird, is from Belvedere, Ill., whose sister city in Germany hosts the band. They
were invited here by Wolf and the Perico Bay had a giant reception on the Saturday night, and the band played
next day. Musicians are from 14 to 60, Ippedico said the flautist's baby sat on Mom's lap through the concert
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Rockin' out, school's in on Anna Maria Island
By Billy Malfese
From guitar to drums, piano to the saxophone, if
you want to learn how to play it, then the Island Rock
School is for you.
Scott Achor, creator of the Anna Maria Island
school for rock musicians, has years of experience
with numerous instruments and a storied background
in the music industry. Achor got the idea to start a
music school after seeing how much his daughter and
her friends disliked their piano lessons, and came up
with his own approach to teaching music from personal
experiences in playing music.
Achor's musical journey jump-started as a teen
after quitting his popular band in high school because
of the politics, backstabbing and large egos that become
synonymous with music. Fellow band member, the late
John Burnett, whom Achor didn't know very well at
that time, departed the band as well, which started a
lifelong friendship between the two men.
The two of them started playing every instrument
they could get their hands on, and their biggest high
came when they were just jamming out. In their mid-
20s, Achor and Burnett started making and'recording
their own music in professional studios. As their popu-
larity and reputation increased, they moved from Nash-
ville, Tenn., to Miami, and finally to New York City
where they landed a recording contract under agent Sid
As time passed, their music was showcased on a
local television show, and they even recorded three
videos that were to be played on MTV when it first
' came on the air. Achor doesn't know if they ever saw
air time, as politics and the hardships of the music busi-
ness took a toll on him, and he decided to cut ties with
Longtime Bradenton Beach resident Michael
Pierce has announced his candidacy for the city
commission Ward 2 seat currently held by Lisa
Maria Phillips. She has
said she will not seek re-
Pierce has lived in the
city for 18 years, moving
there from Lansing, Mich.
He is a retired performance
supervisor with General
Motors, where he worked
for 36 years.
He serves on a host
Pierce of committees or boards:
the recording company.
"I actually started to hate music. I walked into the
label and left, its very ironic actually," Achor said.
It took a while, but he finally got back into music.
"I had to learn to appreciate and love music for what it
was again. I had got all the way there and made it, but
it wasn't what I wanted."
Achor says that's the "full circle" of what music is,
though. "It's like having a best friend. Its there when
your happy or sad, and it's the confidence builder to be
able to perform."
"The most important thing is that these kids love
what they are doing. I want them lining up around the
block wanting to learn more," said Achor. His strategy
is to teach music the way that he wanted to learn it as
a child. He wants to pass on his knowledge of music
to kids, and says it is the best reward when you know
they have learned something and come back wanting
Achor thinks it's terrible that schools are taking
away music programs for kids. "Music allows you to
create, open up to yourself and become more confi-
dent." He wants the students to have the free will and
self-belief to play music and create what they want. "It
is important to be encouraged and not criticized when
you're younger." This is something that Achor practices
Started only two weeks ago, Achor says he already
has more than 20 students enrolled in sessions. Each
session lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, and can be
scheduled as many times a week as desired. Starting
at $20 per lesson, class can be arranged any day of the
week at flexible times, and are held at the School for
Constructive Play on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Achor provides all musical equipment, but students
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor Man-
agement Entity, the city's planning and zoning board,
the code enforcement board, the Manatee County
Schools ED/Vantage Program (Core/Group), Braden-
ton Beauty and Barber Academy Board, and is presi-
dent of the Anna Maria Island Elementary School Advi-
Pierce also serves as an election deputy and was on
the comprehensive plan review committee.
He has been married for 42 years and has two sons
and one granddaughter.
Qualifying for the Nov. 7 election is from noon
Monday, July 17, to noon Friday, July 21. Ward 2
and Ward 4 seats on the city commission are to be
Scott Achor shows the correct finger placement on
are welcome to bring their own instruments as well.
Classes have filled up quickly, and Achor has
already asked two other local musicians to help with the
project. For more information, or to schedule a lesson,
call Achor at 778-1747.
Island resident and World War II veteran Marty
Higgins did not write the book "Just Americans" about
a Japanese-American unit in WWII, as indicated in the
June 7 issue The Islander, bufdedicated a copy of the
book to the Island Branch Library. The book was writ-
ten by Robert Asahina with substantial role assistance
from Higgins, whose unit was rescued by Asahina's
regiment during the war.
'Sit 'n' knit' class starting
Knitting will be a new endeavor soon at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. "Sit 'n' knit" will be led by instructor Barbara
Hines from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday starting July 12.
Costs are $32 per four sessions for Center mem-
bers, $40 for nonmembers. Further details may be
obtained by calling 778-1908.
2006 Island graduates look to bright futures
By Billy Malfese
The senior graduates of 2006 are setting off onto the next chapter
of their lives, and for many Island students, this means full scholarships
and a move to bigger cities and universities around the world.
With hard work and dedication, these Island graduates have
learned what it takes to succeed and hope to achieve great things with
their lives. Some may go on to become doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs
and even authors, but the one thing they all have in common is a bright
As usual, most students decided to go to Florida colleges, notably
Florida State and the University of Florida, due to the enticing Bright
Futures Scholarship offered by the state. This scholarship can pay for
either 75 percent or 100 percent of a student's college tuition if they
attend to a university in Florida.
So far, this strategy has worked well, as more and more students are
staying in-state to attend college, and it is becoming more competitive
and difficult to get accepted every new year.
All in all, on behalf of The Islander we would like to congratulate
these graduates for a job well done, and wish them the best of luck in
their future endeavors.
Any Anna Maria, Perico, Longboat Key or Cortez graduates not
featured may call The Islander, 778-7978, or e-mail email@example.com
to be included in a future edition of the newspaper.
Clay Orr plans to attend
FSU in the fall, and
wants to major in math-
ematics. Clay graduated
Greg Lowman is also
going to FSU next year,
but his major is unde-
cided as of now. Greg
plans to join fraternity
up at school.
Joey Mattay is going
to take classes at Man-
atee Community College
starting in the fall, and
his career plans are
Kevin Grunke will enroll
at FSU in the fall, and
he wants to major in
psychology. Kevin has
been an Island resident
for 12 years.
Chad Ensley recently Christen Chiles was
graduated from Manatee accepted to the Univer-
High and wants to go sity of Florida where her
to the Orlando Culinary sister also goes. Chris-
Institute and become a ten received a Bright
cruise ship chef Futures Scholarship.
Pierce announces candidacy in Bradenton Beach
rneips tricy is going
to FSU, and will major
in business. Phelps has
been an Islander since
he was in fifth-grade.
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Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria City
June 2, 700 block Jacaranda, domestic dispute.
According to the report, the argument was between a
woman and her boyfriend. A juvenile was also present.
The couple had only lived in the residence for a few
days and the man left for the evening. No arrests were
made in the incident.
June 4, 9700 block Gulf Drive, stolen vehicle
recovered. According to the report, the MCSO deputy
was driving south on Gulf Drive when he observed
a vehicle that had previously been reported stolen
traveling northbound. By the time he turned his car
around and proceeded to the vehicle, the occupants
had abandoned the car and left the scene. The car was
processed for fingerprints and released to its rightful
May 28, Coquina Beach, weapon/controlled sub-
stance. While on patrol, officers noticed a car pull
into the beach with a loud stereo. During a traffic
stop, officers detected the smell of marijuana and
observed a bag of same on the front seat. Police later
recovered eight bags of what was later tested posi-
tive for marijuana, $981 in cash and a 9-mm pistol.
Arrested was Tyron Ruben Harris, 23, of Braden-
May 29, Coquina Beach, aggravated battery. The
complainant said he was shot in the face with a pellet
gun by an unknown assailant. The complinant said he
chased the shooter on foot and had a brief fist fight with
him before he escaped.. The complainant received two
stitches for the wound.
May 30, Coquina Beach, Baker Act. A woman took
a large number of prescription drugs and asked the
people in the car next to her to call paramedics. She was
placed in the hospital under the Baker Act.
June 2, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive, shoplifting. The
store owner saw the suspect take a can of beer from a
cooler and leave the store without paying for it. Police
later found the man, who said he took the beer because
he was thirsty. He was given a summons and issued a
trespass warning to the store.
June 5, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive, misdemeanor
theft. Officers responded to the store owner's call of a
person who walked out of the store without paying for
a can of beer.
June 5, 7500 block Gulf Drive, battery. The
Wednesday, June 14
7:45 a.m. Sunrise Business Breakfast at the
Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 779-9412.
5:30 p.m. Illustration forum for teens with local
professionals at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pickleball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Friday, June 16
6p.m. to 6 a.m.- American Cancer Society Relay
for Life event at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hurricane Preparedness &
Safety Expo at DeSoto Square Mall, Bradenton.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "The Art of Uncle Monday"
exhibit opening reception featuring family activities at
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Saturday, June 17
8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. America's Boating
Course at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801
33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting with guest
speaker Mel Klein of Florida Power & Light at Cafe on
the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive,
altercation was reportedly between two men
involving a TV remote. One of the men had left
the house by the time police arrived. No one was
arrested in the incident, but the case was turned
over to the state attorney's office for further inves-
June 5, 3200 block Sixth Avenue, theft. A bicycle
was reported stolen.
Tuesday, June 20
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club lunch
with guest speaker Anna Maria Elementary media spe-
cialist Lynn McDonough at the BeachHouse Restau-
rant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pickleball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Wednesday, June 21
5:30 p.m. Cowrie Shell jewelry workshop for
teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, "-
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7:30 to 9p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Art by Jean Ehlis at Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through June 30.
"The Art of Uncle Monday" exhibit at South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St.W., Bradenton, through Aug. 20.
Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Outdoor Festival at Coquina Beach, June 24.
Safe boating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary June 24.
"Son Treasure Island" vacation Bible school at
Island Baptist Church June 26-30.
Teen writing workshop at the Island Branch
Library June 28.
Save the Date:
Art Festival at Coquina Beach July 8-9.
Sit-N-Knit class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
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Summer sports fun: 200 NASCRAB races, counting
By Kevin Cassidy
In 1994, Greg Koeper saw his first crab race in Illi-
nois at a place called Dawn's that was owned by a guy
named Dan. He made a mental note to himself that if
he ever owned his own pub or tavern, he would host
crab races there.
Koeper didn't realize how popular crab racing,
a.k.a. NASCRAB, would turn out to be. Koeper, along
with Kathy Houck and Kerry and Cathy Freesen, o.wn
Grego's Almost to the Beach Tavern, which opened
in February 2001. They have hosted NASCRAB -
National Association of Safe Crab Racing in Bars -
every Thursday since May of that year to the delight of
people from all walks of life.
Thursday, June 8, marked the 200th race at the
local watering hole at 4332 Palma Sola Blvd. in Bra-
denton. Every "crab jockey" received a gift for par-
ticipating in the races, which took place amid many
balloons and streamers, creating a festive racing atmo-
After the race, everyone in attendance enjoys a
piece of cake to commemorate the occasion.
There have been some changes or modifications
throughout the 200-race history. Initially, prospective
jockeys would sit and wait for the announcement to
come and pick a crab. It was at this moment that
the really competitive jockeys stood out, resulting in
Koeper "tweaking" the system by handing out num-
bered tickets to make the "draft" more orderly.
Flailing was another issue that had to be dealt
with in order to preserve the "dignity of the sport."
NASCRAB quickly adopted harsh consequences for
any jockeys whose flailing, pointing and bobbing
motions adversely affect the outcome of a race.
The first flailing offense by the driver, not the
crab results in him/her being banished to the flailing
carpet and donning the flailing cap. It is hoped that this
humiliation will curtail this "affront to fair competi-
Bradenton resident Jeff Marx is a flailer. When
asked why, he stated, "I can't control myself."
While Marx may be the Tony Stewart of
NASCRAB, Ellen Benjamin has to be the Richard
Petty. Benjamin is the career leader in NASCRAB wins
with three, and she doesn't appear to be slowing down
with a win this past month.
In NASCRAB, jockeys "rent" a crab for $1 and
race in heats against four or five other crabs. The crabs
start out in the middle of a round table and race to the
edge with the top two crabs crossing the finish line
advancing to the next round. The process is repeated
for round two with six or eight crabs emerging to race
in the championship round for the coveted NASCRAB
ST-shirt and assorted prizes. -
Prizes are provided by longtime sponsors River
Forest Animal Hospital, Bob's Golf, Strands Hair
Salon, Blood Bank of Manatee and Americom.
If you haven't tried NASCRAB, get on out to
Grego's Almost to the Beach Tavern by 7 p.m. on
Thursday, but remember, NO FLAILING!
Go skateboarding day set for June 21
Go skateboarding day is set for June 21. Skaters
and any other kids for that matter are encouraged to go
out on that clay and do whatever it is that they love to
do. So get on down to the Holmes Beach skateboard
park and have lun.
For more information, check out the Web site
Debbie Rhodes threw a "six pack," or' double
ringer, to close out her third consecutive trip to the
winner's circle at the weekly horseshoe competition
at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Rhodes teamed up
with husband Tom to win the June 3 championship by
a 22-12 score over the team of John Johnson and Steve
Johnson and Doyle jumped out to an early 5-0 lead,
but the Rhodes poured it on to win in convincing fash-
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
Meredith Slavin shot a one-under-31 to capture the
Key Royale Club women's low-net golf competition on
June 6. Sue Hookem and Joyce Reith tied for second
in Flight 1 with scores of even par.
Rose Slomba shot a 35 to win top honors in Flight
2 by one shot over Markie Ksiazek, Jean Winegarden
and Pat Weingart.
The ladies also had an "if only game" where a
player's gross score was improved by subtracting their
worst hole and their handicap. Joyce Reith and Mer-
edith Slavin tied for first with a score of 24, while Pat
Weingart finished a shot back with a 25.
Dee Bassett on No. 6 and Rosewitha Fowler on No.
4 each had chip-ins on the day.
AMICC basketball camp news
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
"Driven" summer basketball camp is now accepting
applications. Players ages 9-13 are encouraged to sign
up for the two-week camp that will focus on teaching
techniques to improve a player's offense, defense, inde-
pendent thinking, sportsmanship, ball handling and
Cost for the camp is $35. The camp will be held
from noon to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 19-30,
except for the first day, which starts with orientation at
11 a.m. Registration deadline is June 16.
For more information, contact the Center's Andy
Jonatzke at 778-1908.
Catch a game of adult pickup basketball from 7:30
p.m. to 9 p.m on Wednesday evenings. The cost to
play in the "cool" (air-conditioned) gym is only $2 per
Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United
States, is being played at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center on 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pickleball,
a combination of tennis and badminton, is played by
two or four people using wooden paddle/racquets and a
whiffle ball. If you are over 21 years of age and inter-
ested in this exciting new game, come on down to the
Center. Cost is $2 and information about league signups
is expected at a later date.
For more information, contact the Center at
Anna Maria Elementary
school third-graders had
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between the classes of
teachers Karen Newhall
and Kathy Granstad. The
friendly rivalry took place
on the school playground
where the classes enjoyed
an end-of-year party
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By Rick Catlin
The beautiful backdrop of the Longboat Key Club
Harbourside was the perfect setting for the guests and
honorees of the Longboat, Lido and St. Armands Key
Chamber of Commerce small business awards break-
fast last Thursday.
The event and awards were the culmination of
Small Business Week for the chamber, including a full
schedule of seminars and networking opportunities.
Recognized as 2006 Small Business of the Year
with 11 or more employees are John Smithman, first
place, of the Plumbing Place in Sarasota; first run-
ner-up Ed Chiles of the Chiles Group of restaurants,
including the BeachHouse, Sandbar and Mar Vista; and
second runner-up Chery Whitten of ScoopDaddy's on
St. Armands Circle.
Winners of the Small Business award for 10 and
under employees were Bob and Jane Barr of Bitdiddle's
Computer Solutions. First runner-up this year is Jim
and Mary Beth Bos of MBJ Group Inc. and second run-
ner-up is:Ken Levanti of Sarasota Trophy & Awards.
In the c.ie-or\ for 2006 Rookie Small Business of the
Year, the winner is Carlos Cardenas of Iguana Have
Fun; first runner-up is Debbie Wagner of the Home
Recognized by the Longboat, Lido and St. Armands
Key Chamber of Commerce with presenter Andrew
Vac are Ed Chiles, left photo, and Angela Rodocker,
pictured at right.
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Stylist; and second runner-up is Angela Rodocker of
the Sun House Restaurant.
Chamber breakfast today
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly Sunrise Business Breakfast for
new members at 7:30 a.m. today, June 14, at the Sun
House Restaurant on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
This month's breakfast is sponsored by Key Inspec-
In other news, the chllinberc welcomed the Bambih ,-
Apartments at 3802 Grulf Dii\e in Holmes Beach as a
new member along \ ith Ana Mlu-iria I'Iand .-rea Rent-
als ofAustin, Texas. :
Island real estate sales
104 36th St., Unit 4, Palm Gables, Holmes Beach, a
2,143 sfla 3bed/3.5bath Gulffront condo built in 2006.was sold
05/19/06, Windsock LLC to Lewandowski for $1,550,000.
401 41st St., Unit 6, Fourth Ave. condo, Holmes Beach,.a
4bed/4bath condo with pool built in 2005 was sold 05/19/06,
Gaprop Inc. to MacDonnell for $1,535,700.
526 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,008 sfla / 2,592 sfur
3bed/2bath bayfront.home built in 1954 on a 99x148 lot
was sold 05/19/06, Byrne to Valadie for $1,485,000; list
110 72nd SI., Holmes Beach, a 1,890 sfla / 2,301
sfur 5ted/3bath triplex built in 1957 on a 100x100 lot.was
sold 05/17/06, Wesenberg to Kaufman for $1,000,000; list
301 171h St. N., Unit 15, Bradenton Beach Club. Braden-
ton Beach, a 1,722 sfla / 2,156 sfur 2bed/2balh condo with
pool built in 2002 was sold 05/18'06, Otto to Bear Two LLC
511 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,320 sfla / 3,664 sfur
4bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1986 on a 100x106
lot was sold 05/15/06, Waters to Huss for $749,000; list
204 65th St., Unit B, Gulf Breeze Villas of Anna Maria,
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SJohn Smithman of the
Plumbing Place in Sara-
sota was named 2006
Small Business of the
Year at the chamber
morning. Picti4red are
Lamont Couch of Con-
Harris' office, Andrew
Vac of Remax Excellence,
Smithman and Bruce
Lang of the Stanford/
Vollmer Financial Group.
Holmes Beach, a 500 sfla lbed/lbath condo with pool built
in 1963 sold 05/16/06, Pinnacle Partners LLC to Guinta for
$425,000; list $429,000.
106 36th St., Unit 3, Palm Gables, Holmes Beach, a
2,143 sfla 3bed/3.5bath Gulffront condo built in 2006 was sold
05/22/06, Windsock LLC to Kreps focr $1,400,000.
106 Los Cedros Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,775 sfla / 2,755
sfur a 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1963
on a 80x138 lot was sold 05/26/06, Wright to Houlas for
510 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,473 sfla /2,193 sfur
2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on -a
79x1 11 'ot was sold 05/26/06, Cappello cto RNM Limited Part-
nership lor 5750.000
205 Elm Ae r.,.Anna Maria, a 1,203 sfla /' 1,593 sfur
3ted 2baih.1 car home built in 1960 ,-n a 52 1t10 .1ot was sold
05/22/06. Carey to Cibischino for $715,000; list $759,000.
251 17th St. N., Unit 14, Braderiton Beach Club. Bradei-
ton Beach, a 1 722 sfla / 2,156 sfur 2bed 2bat condo bullth i
2003 was sold 05/22/06, Hazlen to Earnhardt for $700,000.
2908 Ave. C, Holmes Beach, a 1,040 sfla / 1,050 sfur
2bed/2bath home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot was sold
05/25/06, Gurskis to Jacobbi for $500,000; list $519,000.
6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 11, Westbay Point & Moorings,
Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978 was sold 05/26/06, Smulowitz to Brennan for
$455,000; list $459,000.
2412 Gulf Drive N., Unit 120, Club Bamboo South, Bra-
denton Beach, a 430 sfur studio condo was sold 05/22/06,
J&D Westcoast Ventures Inc to Gulfview Bamboo LLC for
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of
Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transactions may also be
viewed online at www.islander.org. Copyright 2006.
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Manatee downlisting approved, challenge issued
Unsurprisingly, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission members unanimously voted to
downlist manatees from "endangered" to "threatened."
The same status change was made for bald eagles,
while gopher tortoises and Panama City crawfish saw
a reversal an enhancement of their listings.
A group of 17 environmental.organizations have
challenged the manatee status change, saying the action
by FWC is flawed.
Next up is drafting of management plans for each
species. Those plans should be ready for review by
early next year.
There are something like 3,000 manatees roaming
Florida's waters. Last year, about 400 died, 80 from
collisions with boats. It was the second-highest boat
mortality rate for sea cows on record, gi\ in'g, ammuni-
tion to the environmentalist's argument that the down-
listing was in error.
The FWC also bumped up the slot limit for snook
last week by an inch. Keeper linesiders are now 27 to
34 inches in length, or will be when the season reopens
There is also a measuring change that will go
into effect this fall. "That regulation requires snook to
be measured by determining the straight-line distance
from the most forward point of the head with the mouth
closed, to the'farthest tip of the tail with the tail com-
pressed or squeezed together, while the fish is lying on
its side," according to the FWC.
S The wildlife regulators estimate the snook change
will decrease snook harvest 22 percent in the Gulf of
Mexico and 12 percent in the Atlantic Ocean.
Just as a reminder, FWC stated that "The harvest
of snook is prohibited from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31
statewide and from June through August on Florida's
"On the Gulf Coast and waters of Monroe County
and Everglades National Park, snook harvest is not
allowed from May through August. At all other times,
a recreational daily bag limit of two snook per person
applies on the Atlantic coast; the limit on the Gulf Coast
and waters of Monroe County and Everglades National
Park is one snook daily per person. Licensed saltwater
anglers must purchase a $2 permit. Snatch-hooking and
spearing snook are prohibited, and it is illegal to buy
or sell snook."
Poor Boca Grande. Long an enclave for the rich
and famous the whole Bush family tends to vacation
- there during the Christmas holidays the small barrier
island that straddles Charlotte and Lee counties is also
home to a burgeoning population of iguanas.
In fact, black spiny-tail iguanas outnumber fulltime
residents there 10-fold, with a population of the four-
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legged creatures estimated at 10,000.
The critters face off pedestrians and golf-cart riders
on the sidewalks, munch through the luxurious land-
scaping and burrow into the sand dunes. They also
ravage the sea turtle nests on the island, devouring eggs
Boca Grande residents said enough is enough ear-
lier this year and begged for something to be done. Lee
County came up with a special taxing district for the
island to curb the population boom of the lizards, which
can grow up to 2 feet in length.
But how to rid the island of the iguanas?
According to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tri-
bune, iguana eradication isn't all that quick or easy.
Sure, you can shoot them, as some residents have
proudly proclaimed they are doing, but shooting fire-
arms can be dangerous.
Sure, residents and businesses could trap the rep-
tiles, but animal cruelty laws require the critters be out
of the trap within 24 hours. What to do with them?
Dreams do come true
West Manatee Fire and Rescue firefighters and the
WMFR district board presented Dylan Mayes and
mom Laurie Russett with checks totaling $1,353 at
the board's May 18 meeting after a burglar made
off with $3,000 Russett had been saving for Dylan's
tuition at a special school he attends because of a
rare birth defect. Donations for Dylan's tuition and
medical expenses are being accepted at the district's
fire station at 6001 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
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and trunks of mangroves. It doesn't seem to harm
the tree, but does appear to make the limb or trunk
more susceptible to breaking in high winds. Islander
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Where to put them? Would they establish an iguana
No, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission advised, the best bet is to
get professional trappers with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture involved in the proceedings, at a cost of
upwards of $100,000.
And even at that expense, it is estimated that only
about 80 percent of the big lizards would be trapped.
There's still a lot of pondering going on around the
watering holes in Boca Grande.
Iguanas are just another example of exotics gone
wild in beautiful Florida.
Look at the gall of those mangroves!
Mangroves are those "walking trees" that line
much of our shoreline in the bays. Red mangroves have
red prop roots that act as home to fishl and other marine
life, and tend to accumulate sediment and cause islands
to grow in size.
They are hardy trees, slow-growing but able to
withstand hurricanes and other natural dangers.
They also have a problem with fungus, called gall,
that forms big black boil-like clumps on the trunk.
There isn't much research on mangrove gall. It
doesn't seem to impact the trees all that much, although
the juncture of gall-mangrove does make the tree limb
or trunk more prone to break in high winds.
Perhaps the limb breaks caused by gall serve as a
means to add more detritus to the food chain for little
guys to eat, then get eaten by bigger and bigger guys,
and so on ...?
The iguana population explosion in Boca Grande
is believed to have started with the release of pets into
the wilds in the 1970s. With no natural predators and
an abundance of food, the population has soared over
And yeah, they're supposed to be edible, tasting
like ... you guessed it ... chicken.
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Fishing tourney this weekend to benefit Center
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Don't forget the big Anna Maria Island Father's
Day fishing tourna meint-his weekend, to benefit the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
A captain's meeting will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the
Center, 406 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fishing starts
at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, with weigh-in from 4-8:30 p.m.
at the Anna Maria City Pier and Mar Vista Restaurant
on Longboat Key. Registration is $325 per boat.
There will also be a "mini-tournament" at the city
pier for youngsters up to age 12 Saturday from 9 a.m.
to noon. There is a $20 fee for kid entrees.
The awards banquet and fish fry by the Sandbar
Restaurant will be Sunday afternoon at the Center.
More information is available at 778-5900 or
On the fishing front, offshore action is good for
dolphin, kingfish and mackerel. Inshore fishing remains
fair for redfish and good for catch-and-release snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said fishing has been
weird. The usually deepwater dolphin the fish, not
Flipper are being caught within 6 miles of shore
in the Gulf. There are sailfish sightings in the same
area, and some huge kingfish up to 4 feet in length are
being caught long after the usual run past the Island.
Back to more normal action, Bill said, redfish catches
have slowed, but there are lots of big catch-and-release
snook being caught.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are reeling in mackerel and catch-and-release snook.
Whitebait is thick around the pier, and tarpon are roll-
ing by every morning.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
.Road said he put his charters onto mackerel off the
beaches and catch-and-release snook, redfish, trout and
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
the best action at the pier was mackerel, small bluefish.
yellowtail jacks, small sharks, snapper and flounder.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of catches of snapper and black drum by
his docks and around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He's
also seeing lots of mackerel, and shrimp dipping at night
is still a good way to put some food on the table.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
good catches of redfish in Palma Sola Bay near the
mangroves and plenty of mackerel in the Gulf.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include
mackerel near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, plus
founder and small grouper. There are also a few sharks
being caught at night in the area.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said fishing is still hot even with weather
warming. "I guided Henson Do and party on a 12-hour
trip out 50 miles in the Gulf," he said. "We caught large
true black grouper, big gag and red grouper, scamp,
mangrove and yellowtail snapper, lots of school dol-
Big true black grouper caught
Henson Do of Bradenton caught this large true black grouper 50 miles out off Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of
Mexico while fishing with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters.
phin, sharks and little tuna. On closer trips inside 20
miles we caught permit, lots of snapper, big sharks, bar-
racuda, triggerfish and mackeral."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the.Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said he took Robert Waddell
of Bradenton, and son Bob Jr. visiting from Jackson-
ville, to non-stop action with Spanish mackerel, lemon
sharks, bonito and bluefish just off the beach. "All of
the action came on a flood tide using whitebait," he
said. "Later in the trip, on a falling tide, Bob Jr. con-
nected with and boated a husky red of 27 inches in
north Sarasota Bay." Other action for him included
catch-and-release snook, big jack crevalle, a handful of
trout, kingfish and a couple of tarpon hookups.
On my boat Magic, we caught dolphin about 6
miles out in the Gulf last week, and hooked but lost
several big cobia. We did land some kingfish to 12
pounds, triggerfish to 4 pounds and Spanish mackerel
to 30 inches in length.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are
also welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islanderorg. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and-phone number for more informa-
tion. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear in
Florida Gulf Coast Outdoor Festival on the way
Sponsors are putting the final t.ouche' on ithc Florida
Gulf Coast Outdoor Festival, dedicated to "celebrating
and preserving paradise," June 24 at Coquina Beach.
Scheduled are seminars and demonstrations by
ecological organizations, fishing tournament, kayak try-
outs for youngsters, "first ever paddle for paradise"
event, raffles, food, live music, boats and gear sale.
Seminars and demonstrations will include paddling
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FOR SALE: QUALITY-built, cream-colored, leather
couch, $250. La-Z-Boy navy rocker-recliner, $150.
Antique (1900) student school desk, $50.
SOFABED: QUEEN SIZE, perfect condition, pastel
colors, $95. Nautical chair, $10. 941-778-7235.
LARGE CAGE FOR cat or small dog. Never used,
like new. $50. Call 941-383-2649, evenings.
ANTIQUE GLASS-FRONT oak china cabinet. $500
or best offer. 941-778-4313.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, 941-795-1112 or 704-8421.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30-2 Tuesdays
and Thursdays. 9-noon on Saturdays. Always
clearance racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
RENOVATION SALE: HUGE, everything must go.
9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.
Three-piece, turquoise leather set, bistro table
and four chairs, sleeper sofa, appliances, dishes,
accessories, printer, fax machine, much more.
941-544-5459. 422 Spring, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE: 8am-2pm Saturday and Sunday, June
17-18. Household items, building materials, sup-
plies, tools. 2909 Ave. E., Holmes Beach.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS and Antiques. All sterling jew-
elry, thimbles, miniature spoons, shoes, clown col-
lection, 50-70 percent off. Select antiques, art, crys-
--.tal and depression glass, furniture, vintage and
costume jewelry, 50-90 percent off. Open seven
days, 9.:30am-5pm, 941-779-0729.5351 Gulf Drive,
ESTATE SALE: 9am-lpm Friday, June 16. Group
of Rose Medallion china, rattan dining set, vintage
tools, piano, two full bed sets, refrigerator, book-
cases, books, lots of science fiction magazines and
books, dishes, lots of odds and ends, linens and
kitchen. Details at www.appraisals4u.biz. Sale by Julie
McClure. 154 Crescent Dr., Anna Maria Island.
YARD SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday, June 17. Pool
table, computer, furniture, collectibles, household
items, dolls. 409 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOUND: MALE RABBIT, gray and white. Holmes
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call
941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.
TRY ON THE apron, see if Pampered Chef is for
you! Informational coffees being held in Bradenton/
Islander areas. Call Debby, cell, 630-926-4872.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms at The
Islander or call 941-518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK.Yes, free. Just for the asking. Cour-
tesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by
the court to represent and advocate for the best
interest of children who have been abused, aban-
doned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call
941-744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
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Please, call 941-922-0774.
1994 FORD ESCORT wagon: Automatic and
ice-cold air conditioning. Clean and dependable,
$1,400. Holmes Beach. Cell 513-378-9100.
1996 CADILLAC SEDAN DeVille : White with and
blue coach roof. 80,800 miles, nonsmoker, all
power, chrome wheels, fresh tuneup and brakes.
Cold air conditioning. Very sharp! $6,000 or best
offer. Jim, 941-920-9227.
32 MPG! MINT CONDITION 2002 Kia Spectra, only
56,000 miles! Manual transmission, great sound
system. New tires. Still under warranty, $5,700.
2003 TRIUMPH 19-FOOT Bay boat. Center con-
sole with T-top. Four Stroke Yamaha 115-hp with
165 hours. Loaded with options, storage, cooler,
rod holders, casting decks. Excellent condition with
recent bottom paint. $12,995. Call 941-224-5015.
SCHOOL TEACHER FROM Ohio relocating to
Anna Maria Island, wants to be live-aboard.
Interested in purchasing. Please call evenings,
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.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED: $10-12 per hour, week-
ends at Island resort. Call 941-778-2577.
HANDYMAN NEEDED FOR small resort on Anna
Maria Island. Experience in all aspects of maintenance
required. Hourlywages/as needed basis. Fax information
to 678-361-6052 or e-mail email@example.com.
Duplexes or Condos
Property zoned R-3,
multiple family dwell-
ing. The property is
also designated as
(0-18)du/a on the
"Future Land Use
map." Home is
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SEEKING PART-TIME property manager: Small
beach resort on Anna Maria Island. Hours flexible. Fax
resume, attention: general manager. 941-778-1645.
NURSES NEEDED FOR long-term home care for
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Full/part-time avail-
able. Travel opportunity. (941) 383-6953.
SEEKING A RELIABLE pleasant person for the
wash-and-fold department of a local laundromat.
8am-2pm, Monday-Friday. 941-526-7500.
BOAT CAPTAIN NEEDED for occasional week-
ends. Must be nonsmoker and very reliable. Call
PART-TIME JOB in a fun gift and antique shop in
Holmes Beach. Call 941-778-4451.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant,
902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 941-778-3953.
SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La!L
Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef
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.
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, 941-779-9783.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH ANNA MARIA
One of five original fishing
cottages on one lot, all from
the 1930s. This cottage has
been restored to original pine
floors and is nicely turnkey
furnished. Peeks of Tampa
Bay from the garden.
1. REAL ESTATE
'Yj OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
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, 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.
RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified.
Call Alex, 941-778-5352.
GETYOUR BOAT washed without the hassle, just give
me a call. Regular scheduling available, perfect for
when you're out of town. Call Richard, 941-447 9657.
BABYSITTER/PETSITTER: RESPONSIBLE, Red
Cross certified. Experienced with kids and pets of
all ages. Many Island references! Transportation
available. Weekly and monthly rates available. Call
Hilary or Natalie. 941-778-5181.
PAYTON'S CLEANING SERVICES: I do cleaning,
dog sitting, carwashes and yard work.You can contact
me at this number, 941-778-3759. Open every day!
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed
in person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
ALMOST QUARTER ACRE!
DUPLEX LOT in Holmes Beac Bay Palms.
Tropical foliage surrounds spacious lot for duplex
and removal of older structure provides a lo\ el~
building site. Asking $649,000. Open to offer.
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, reason-
able, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured.
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
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call 941-713-5333.
CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices,
condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane
checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7119.
THE ROYAL MAID Service: Licensed, bonded, insured.
Professional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift
certificates available. Call now, 941-727-9337.
Dedicated to service
Expertise in renovation
Island, waterfront and
area lifestyle specialist.
The JEWEL of Gull Coast Real Estate
Contact Amy for all of your
REAL ESTATE needs!
CoMMaCIAL PROPEKi Y IN ANNA MARIA
Expandable office center in two buildings on Pine Avenue and Crescent Drive in
Anna Maria, with attractive landscaping and ample parking Property includes two
buildable lots; one lot has only a utility shed on it, which could be replaced with
another office building. Current tenants include a real estate firm, a mortgage broker,
a podiatrist, and an apartment tenant All have been tenants for five or more years.
J Li' *A -nderOI F licensed Broker
Jim Anderson Realty Company
'PO Box i789 401 .BP Pre Avenle Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 :cll free 1'.800 772.3235
www.jimandersonrealty.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
26K 0JUNE 14. 2006 m 1114 ISLANDEIR
FREE HOUSESITTING: RETIRED Christian couple.
Bondable, with much experience available any-
time. References furnished. 770-832-7319.
CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
mates. Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.
J.V.'S PAINTING AND handyman services: Over 20
years experience. Reliable, dependable and neat.
Call today for a free estimate. Call John (retired fire
CPA BOOKKEEPER AVAILABLE for temporary
and/or part-time work to assist with your small busi-
ness or personal accounting/reconciliation needs.
$35/hour, two-hour minimum. 941-914-2037.
EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED TEACHER available for
tutoring in math, science and reading for elementary-to
college-level students. $35/hour. 941-524-4177.
ANNA MARIA ROCK School at School for Construc-
tive Play. Lessons in guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar,
saxophone, flute, theory. All ages. Call 941-778-1747.
LET ELLEN HELP: Companionship, shopping,
cleaning, cooking, over-nights. 941-518-3054 or
HIGHLY QUALIFIED, LICENSED CNA/HHA: Total
personal care, bathing and dressing. Meal prepa-
ration, housekeeping, respite care, transportation,
shopping. Call 941-345-6155.
CLEANING BY HELENE: Honest, reliable, excel-
lent references. Longtime resident. Weekly, bi-
weekly, reasonable rates, free estimates. Call
S SANDY'S CLEANING AND decorating: Residential/
commercial, vacation properties. Professional
service, beautiful results. 941-702-1306 or
living space in this on-grade, two-
level, canalfront home with four
,bedrooms, five baths (all bed-
rooms are suites) caged pool,
-dock and short walk to Gulf
beach. Call for new price.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray,
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or
replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Call 941-778-2581.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn
and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call 941-778-2335
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, clean-
ups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs
and trees. Irrigation.'Everything Under the Sun
Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
APOSPOROS & So
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA, new carpet,
excellent condition. Rent every second week -
26 times per year! Tennis court and heated pool.
Price reduced .$599,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Turnkey furnished
3BR home with two-car garage. Steps to pool:
Motivated seller. $579,900.
GREAT VACATION HOME in Holmes
Beach. Two blocks from beach, turnkey
furnished. Zoned R2 tear down and build a
BAYFRONT BIMINI BAY Noted architect,
Gene Aubrey's secluded Marina Isle home. State:
of the art kitchen, South American multi-colored
/tile throughout, master suite plus rwo bedrooms.
Spectacular bay views, open Florida-style tropical
beaurv with private Mexican style courrnard, pool
and shared deepwater dock. $1,500,000.
anogepon ajy view ws rHu dliilluI -'.viiy oUriUZ Villda -IIlI' UIu rlUIIUd il-*
room, Iitalli renovaled arnd shriojw Iike a sryle is yours today irn iris charming
model Turinum rumirhe,-iI:ni hLa-Z-Boyl.imi- newer hom m in qualni Cortez Village.
lureand lmoIl-rniwwasher dryerarna rring- This house riU luSl leps ilorn all Ihe
erdlor Brignr ceramni: ilte Ihrourioul laun- uniqueness and hii:lry of one of tIe
dry room, open kitchen with breakfast bar, lew woinig hishing village len in Flor-
covured paring healed pool and a gorgeous ida $829 000
stretch o deeded bexih aces $59; 7r00
runaway Bay 11 you're looking tor he
per-eci beach gelaway, lril t i il' Dret:lly
airosv. Gull Drive Irm deeded beach
access 2BR2,BA has inside uiliry ltwo
full balhc and a wall-in master closely.
Condo IS lturnkey furrnshied Bargain a]
Runaway Bay Buy 01 a riellirne Lowe;s
priced 2BR unil in complE, Currently
under reriovalion by Ihe condo asso';ia-
lorn rriales it your opportuniry 10 snalch
up d tarigairi Turney lurinihed ground
ilnor unit with adrrale lurriure is being
sold 'as is' $399 000
Smuggler's Landing 2BR/BA water- Smuggler's Landing 2BR ,BA Remnoo-
iront condo with den. Almost 1600 sl wilh eled uni;l with glass tri;josd ln)i; uovPr
40-1 ooldeep-walerboal slip. Vaulted ceil- looking your 40.lool d&pr'jaler boal
ings, built-ins and wet-bar.$699,000. slip. $589,000.
Over 20 year experience specializing in waterfront & boating properties
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell 941-448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential
and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Complete clean-
ups, installations, native plants, palms, aquascapes,
rock and patios. Shell installed $42/yard. Shark.
SARAMANA TREE COMPANY: Serving your area
with fast, friendly and dependable service. Great
rates. Call 941-400-2887 or 941-224-0848.
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 certify-
ing back flow at water meters. FL#RF0038118-941-
778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
304 65th St.* Holmes Beach
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
$749,900 1437 Gulf Dr. N.
3BR/2BA CORAL SHORES
Saltwater canal 4604 Bimini Dr.
R Tina Marie Doxtator, P.A.
READY TO MOVE IN! Brand
new 3BR/2BA, two-car garage
4Pwith den, 2,053 sf, near Prime
Outlets Mall in Ellenton. Neu-
Iral colors, upgrades galore,
quiet cul-de-sac lot on pond/
preserve. Close to .1-75 and
275, commuter's dream. Two-year bumper-to-bumper and 10-year
structural home warranties. Very low HOA'fee. Room for pool.
MLS #529860. $369,900. Call Melanie Johnson 941-704-7394.
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920 Waterside Lane: Furnished lakefront villa, 2BR/2BA; 1,132 sf. 379,000.
827 Waterside Lane: 2BR/2BA updated, turnkey furnished, 1,069 sf. S429,000.
940 Waterside Lane: Lakefront villa, 2BR/2A, 1,292 sf, furnished. S429,000.
BAYWATCH: BRADENTON BEACH
1301 N. Bay Drive: Boyfront, 2BR/2BA furnished, 1,079 sf. $499,900.
752 St. Judes: Canalfront home, 3BR/2BA, 1,925 sf, boat dock. S749,000.
411 Firehouse Ct: 9,435 sf vacant lot west of Gulf of Mexico Drive. S549,000.
AZALEA PARK NW: BRADENTON
1015 85th C. NW: 3BR/2.5BA, 2,242 sf, fireplace, community pool S410,000.
LEGENDS AT TATUM RIDGE: SARASOTA
230 Londonderry Drive: Loakefront home. 3BR/3BA, 2,338 sf. S499,900.
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty
years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober
and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.
KEN &TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 941-792-1367, or 726-1802.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry'work, handyman,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing
and tree trimming. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy
Inc. Retired banker, Island resident, converting
life-long hobby to business. Call 941-705-0275 for
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
OF ANNA MARIA
TROPICAL SUNSET Spaciou, 2BRi2BA condom n four-una
complex just 100 feet to the beach. This property would make the
perfect second home or vacation rental. Large heated pool, covered
parking, upstairs sundeck are just some of the wonderful features
of this great condo located in Holmes Beach close to shops and
restaurants. Your perfect getaway awaits. $589,000.
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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150
(941) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (941) 778-2294 www.betsyhills.com
PAINTING BY CARLOS: Exterior and interior paint:
ing. Faux finish, wallpaper, stain, popcorn ceiling,
woodwork, pressure wash. Office 941-761-4071 or
IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive distrib-
utor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free,
courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors.
Lic.# CBC1253145. 941-730-5045.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 941-518-3316 or 941-778-6898.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR two
master suites-/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer,
garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting.
One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call
941-713-0034 or e-mail: email@example.com.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk
to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal. 901-301-8299 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club,
2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner
Realty, 941-778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.
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
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EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
TOWNHOUSE/VILLA-3BR/3BA Heated pool, gazebo, upgrades. $598,000.
ARBORS 2BR/2BA-golf course, turnkey, clubhouse. $263,900.
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. Water and fountain view. $251,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS
LUXURY GULFFRONT VILLAS, CONDOS, HOMES
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished
condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to
beaches. $2,100/month. June through November
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 email@example.com.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park,
across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, cen-
tral air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer, carport.
$1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. 941-778-4349.
SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Furnished 2BR/1 BA bright,
cozy mobile home. Large kitchen, wood deck, nice
location. No pets. $625 monthly. 941-779-0556.
LIDO BEACH: 2BR apartments. 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.
Available weekly, 941-383-2566.
KEY ROYALE: 3BR/2BA house on canal with dock, all
new inside, two-car garage, community pool/tennis,
washer and dryer, fireplace, pets OK, $2,250/month.
Westbay Pointe & Moorings, 2BR/2BA condo, second
floor, water view, furnished or unfurnished, annual
lease, $1,500/month. 72nd Street duplex, 2BR/2BA,
second floor, loads of storage, garage, 360 yards
to beach, no pets, $1,200/month. SunCoast Real
Estate, 941-779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.
DUPLEX: ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA large util-
ity room with washer and dryer. $950/month plus
utilities. Available June, 2006. Holmes Beach. (941)
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT:
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This 3BR/2BA home with
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S- dock, hot tub, steps to
ip beach and turnkey
furnished! Offered at
BAYVIEW DUPLEX includes lot on bay!
3BR/3BA and 1BR/1BA duplex or 4BR/4BA home
with boat docks and gorgeous view of Sarasota Bay.
Offered at $969,900..
ISLAND CON VENIENCE STORE WITH GAS
Super opportunity to own Island business!
Offered at: $169,000 & Inventory.gi
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PERICO ISLAND PATIO HOME Inviting 2BR.2BA home with
mirrored fireplace, tiled floors and entryway, double sinks in
both baths, gourmet kitchen, new fiberglass-shingle roof, new
heat pump, and private solar heated pool and spa. $464,900.
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THREE 1BR/1BA APARTMENTS: each under
$800/month. Seven-month lease. One in Bradenton,
two in Sarasota. Call Jackie, 941-929-7165.
DUPLEX: ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. $1,000/month. 200
steps to beach. New appliances and paint. 206 73rd
St., Holmes Beach. Call first, 941-778-2658.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1BA home with garage.
$1,350/month. 3BR/2BA waterfront pool home,
$3,250/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, PA., at
941-778-2291, or e-mail Jason @ betsyhills.com.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA BRADENTON Beach. Bay
views, close to beach. 2319 Ave. B. $1,000/month.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA new apart-
ment, close to beach. Includes all utilities and cable.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA Palma Sola Park.
New kitchen and bath, new paint, large yard.
$1,600/month. First/last/security. 941-778-5445.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA Anna Maria waterfront
apartment with dockage. $1,300/month. Furnished
or unfurnished. Cable and water included. First/last/
ISLAND CASTLE: FABULOUS French Normandy
home. 4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in
Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.
ANNUAL RENTAL WESTBAY Cove: Lower unit,
2BR/2BA waterfront, unfurnished. Includes water,
sewer, cable. Old Florida Realty, 941-778-3377 or
BRADENTON BEACH BUNGALOW: 3BR/2BA
totally remodeled. Six-month lease, pets negotiable.
105 N. 12th St. $1,100/month. 888-929-9316.
FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY rental: luxury 2BR/2BA
condo. Spectacular Atlantic views! Marina, ramp,
dockage, gated, pool, private beach, tennis.
BEACHSIDE GROUND LEVEL: 1BR/1BA, great
views, like new, sleeps four, $770/week or special
seasonal rates. 106 72nd St., Holmes Beach.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with
balcony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly
rental. Call Paige at 941-798-3448.
VILLAGE GREEN POOL home: large lanai 2BR/2BA,
near Blake Medical Center. Annual, $1,300/month,
plus first and deposit. 941-792-3081.
INDOOR VEHICLE STORAGE on Island in Holmes
Beach available. Room for two large buses, RVs
and one car. 941-544-6643 for information.
ANNUAL BAY-VIEW rental: 2-3BR/2BA, completely
remodeled in 2004. Quiet street, dock privileges.
$1,400/month plus security. 941-545-7109.
ANNUAL COZY BAYFRONT cottage. 1BR/1BA,
furnished, washer and dryer and dock privileges.
$850/month plus security deposit. 941-545-7109.
LEASE A $345,000 condo in private, gated Braden-
ton island community and share increase in equity
50-50 with us. We pay taxes, condo fees, water and
standard cable. You pay mortgage, phone, electric-
ity. 2BR/2BA, recently renovated. Two minutes to
beach. 24-hour guarded gate. Lighted tennis courts,
clubhouse, heated pools, Jacuzzi, biking paths.
Washer and dryer in condo. No pets, no smokers.
$1,670/month. 941-720-4307. pericocondo.com.
HOLMES BEACH: 1BR/1BA apartment. 750 sf,
100 feet from bay. Newly updated, includes water
and trash. First, last, security deposit. $800/month.
HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BR, 1,400-sf beach house.
1.5 blocks to beach. Unfurnished, $1,100/month.
Furnished, $1,300/month. First, last, security
GREAT WATER VIEWS! Steps to north-end beach!
Furnished 2BR2BA and 1BR/1BA, $850 and
$750/month or $350 and $250/week. Washer, dryer and
screened porch. 941-747-3321 or 941-219-1042.
LARGE 2BR/2BA VILLA: 55-plus, furnished/
unfurnished. Great location, quiet, modern.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
.shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
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PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach.
Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, 941-761-0444.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. Reduced $795,900. 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.
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.
C P R: 941-794.1515.
www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Sales, rentals,
property management. Coastal Properties Realty.
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 tour.
REDUCED $128,000: BEACH duplex: 4BR/2BA
pool-size lot, partial ocean, exclusive area. Rare
weekly income. $599,000. 205 71st St., past beach
Bistro on Gulf Drive. Janet, 941-538-033, Realty
REDUCED! Large Anna Maria lot, deep-water canal,
no bridges, custom plans available. $650,000. Details at
http://mysite.verizon.net/talbotl, or call 610-247-9496.
FOR SALE: BRIGHT and clean, furnished 1BR/1 BA
condo on Cortez Road, near Bradenton Beach.
$150,000. Call Jackie, 941-929-7165, or
OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday Bay-
view and canalfront with pool. 2BR/28A 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.
DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA lot for sale by owner,
50x110 feet. 117 Willow Avenue. Asking $500,000.
ANNUAL RENTAL IN Holmes Beach. One block to
the Gulf. 2BR/1 BA. Close to trolley stop and stores.
Washer and dryer on premises. $1,050/month, utili-
ties included. Call 646-842-0096, soon!.
TWO WEEKS ONLY: New home, 3-4BR/3BA, whirl-
pool tub, two-car garage, Holmes Beach location.
$897,000. Ron Johnson, 941-387-7136.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND CONDO: 2BR/1BA, across
the street from beach. Turnkey furnished, $350,000.1
Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
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KEY WEST IN Longboat Village: Large lot, 110x105
feet. Bay views, 3BR/2BA. $1,100,000. Real Estate
ADORABLE CONDO: Move-in condition.1 BR/1 BA
plus den. New paint, tile, doors, toilet, large lanai,
pool. Only $149,900. 941-795-2832.
KEY ROYALE OPPORTUNITY: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, pool and spa on deep-water canal.
$899,000. Also adjacent canal property available,
turns, it into a two-home family compound. Call
owner at 941-356-1456.
LONGBOAT DUPLEX: 4-6 bedrooms on canal.
Deeded beach access. Rent it out or redevelop
(adjacent property available). $799,000. Mary Ann
Namack, Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
RARE OPPORTUNITY: FIRST time offered in over
50 years. Three lots zoned ROR, 1/2-acre. Historic
residence (G.W.Bean home). 2,025-sf 3BR/2BA,
completely remodeled inside. Original wood floors,
high plastered ceilings, central HAVC. Five garages
plus 250-sf storage. Five-figure income from garages
plus one owner occupied. 153x150 feet. Bayside lot
and three garages can be sold separately. 503 Pine
Ave. Corner Tarpon and Pine, Anna Maria. Price,
$1,300,000. Owner/broker, 828-743-1865.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $539,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.
OPEN HOUSE: BEACHFRONT condo, 2-4pm
Thursday, June 15. at #105 Martinique North, 5300
Gulf Drive; Holmes Beach. 941-376-0541.
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, updated home with large,-private master
suite. $719,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
VILLAGE OF THE Arts home located in Braden-
ton. Zoned professional, commercial/residential!
2BR/2BA, $245,000.1414 11th St W. RoseBay Real
Estate. Laurie DellaTorre, 941-232-3665.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA Home built in 2005.
Beautifully furnished with upgrades. $629,900.
307B 59th St. RoseBay Real Estate. Call Laurie
WEST BRADENTON HOME.with pool, minutes to
Anna Maria Island beaches without paying the high
taxes and insurances. 3BR/2BA. $365,000. 7508
19th Drive W. RoseBay Real Estate. Call Laurie Del-
REDUCED TO SELL! Anna Maria Island. Canal-
front Holmes Beach, Florida, home. 2BR/2BA.
$699,900. 527 70th St. RoseBay Real Estate. Call
Laurie DellaTorre, 941-232-3665.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Large lot, minutes to Gulf beaches. No-flood
zone. $333,500. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA great annual
rental history. Updated, close to beach and bay.
WILDWOOD SPRINGS CONDO: 3BR/2BA 2,100-sf
model. Open kitchen, lake view, one-year home
warranty. Huge enclosed lanai, Percala waterfall,
UNIQUE CUSTOM 1950s Holmes.Beach 3BR/3BA.
Exposed Cypress beam ceilings, fireplace, over
2,100 sf, plus nice large efficiency. Walk to your boat
dock or beach. All offers considered. $650,000. Can
show anytime. Cell 513-378-9100.
BARGAIN, BARGAIN, BARGAIN: Turnkey ready
2BR/2BA condo, 55-plus, Cortez Villas, concrete
block construction. Great clubhouse with pool,
billiards, shuffleboard. $159,900. 941-720-4718.
FOR SALE. UNDER appraisal canal house.
3BR/3BA with separate living quarters, new sea-
wall, boatlift and more. As is, with right to inspect.
$899,000, negotiable. Weichert Realtors. Teddee
Woodworth, owner/agent, 941-238-7508.
TWO LONGBOAT KEY cottages for sale or trade!
660 Linley St. Call 813-478-0909, broker/owner.
2BR/2BA LAKEFRONT CONDO: Attached garage,
newly remodeled, new roof, premium location, min-
utes to beach, northwest Bradenton. Owner moti-
vated! $264,900. Must see! Call 941-962-5704.
RARE FIND! A true 3BR/2BA, first-floor end-unit
with no one above you in beautiful Perico Bay Club.
Stunningly turnkey furnished, brand new appliances.
Gated community with 24-hour security guard on
site and all the amenities. Only $385,000. Call Jill
Sullivan, Keller Williams Realty, 941-232-9783.
WOW! YOU HAVE truly found the best value on the
island! This 2BR extra-large bathroom and Jacuzzi
tub, and huge kitchen is in a totally remodeled unit
with bay view and Gulf beaches only steps away. This
really is an absolute must see!! Only $169,900! Call
Jill Sullivan, Keller Williams Realty, 941-232-9783.
TWO BEAUTIFUL HOMES for sale on Anna Maria
Island by owner! For more information, visit
www.coxpristineproperties.com, or call 941-778-8281.
HOLMES BEACH: Deep-water canal home. Com-
pletely updated, with sparkling caged pool, spa,
large new deck and new 10,000-lb boat lift. 522 68th
St., Holmes Beach. Call Nancy, (941) 720-0941, or
Jonathan at 941-720-5420.
BUILDING LOT FOR sale: Great views of the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Egmont Key. 100
feet to beach. Exclusive north end. $450,000.
941-747-3321 or 941-219-1042.
SAN REMO SHORES: Deep-water canalfront with
large lot and room for a pool. 2-3BR/2BA plus den.
Newly remodeled kitchen and new tile. Close to
Anna Maria Island and quick access to the Gulf.
$595,000. Call Nancy at 941-720-0941 or Jonathan
at 941-720-5420. Homes By The Sea Realty.
CITRUS COUNTY, FLA., 50 miles north of Tampa.
New homes from $200,000 $1,000,000+/ -:Gated
communities, golf communities, riverfront proper-
ties. Gate House Realty. Visit waynecormier.com,
or call 352-422-0751.
LONGBOAT KEY PAINTING & DESIGN, INC.
Faux painting Cabinet refinishing
Furniture restoration Custom painting
Jackson Holmes, owner (941) 812-3809
,C ,e_. 1 Relief is a phone call away
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. -.-:-
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.. '
Call Junior, 807-1015
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PICKWICK LAKE WATERFRONT development on
a TVA lake, approximately 90 miles long in North-
east Mississippi. A small gated community with
private 30-foot covered boat slips, pool and spa.
There are only 13 undeveloped lots left. The lots are
priced from $49,900 to $150,000, including boat slip.
Property taxes range from $500-$1,500/year. Call
Bailey at Bailey Williams Realty for more information.
Office, 800-748-9051. Cell 662-415-7999 or Anna
Maria, 941-778-1356. You will be glad you called!
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape to beauti-
ful, 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. cherokeemountainrealty.com.
NORTH CAROLINA: COOL mountain air, views and
streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Free brochure,
800-642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St.,
Murphy, NC 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.
MORTGAGE BROKERS/LOAN officers/branch
managers: Ready to take the next step in your mort-
gage career? www.get90percent.com.
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.
MOUNTAIN PROPERTY! INTERESTED in buying'
property in the Blue Ridge Mountains-of North Car-
olina? Call Active Realty today at 800-979-5556, or
visit our Web site at www.ActiveRealtyNC.com.
TENNESSEE GRAND OPENING! Swan Ridge
Lake resort, a private, gated community with
both lake-view and mountain-view homesites. Lots
starting at $29,900. Call today! 931-243-4871.
BENT TREE GOLF and Tennis, gated community in
the north Georgia mountains with clubhouse, pools,
lake, stables. Homes and lots available. Craft Inc.,
GULFFRONT LOTS: $595,000. Homes starting mid-
$300s. New, master-planned oceanfront community
on beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi,
Texas. www.cinnamonshore.com, or 866-891-5163.
EUFAULA, ALA., WATERFRONT 1/2 to 3 acres from
the $40s. Gated with planned clubhouse, docks, and
boat ramp. Two hours from Atlanta and the coast.
Rolling terrain, beautiful hardwoods. 866-882-1107.
LAKEFRONT PARCELS FOR sale: Gorgeous lake-
front and view lots. Awesome views. On 46,000-acre
Lake Barkley, 90 minutes to Nashville. Great for
second/retirement home. One to 40-plus acres from
the $40s. Call 866-339-4966.
TENNESSEE: CUMBERLAND PLATEAU. One-to
five-acre parcels from the $40s. Amazing rolling vista
views. Close to parks and lakes. Planned clubhouse,
nature trails. Call for appointment, 866-292-5769.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: FIVE acres with frontage
on very large pristine creek, very private, excellent
fishing, canoeing, good access, near New River
Trail State Park, $39,500. Owner, 866-789-8535, or
WESTERN NEW MEXICO: Private 74-acre ranch,
$129,990. Mountain views, trees; rolling hills, pasture-
land, wildlife, borders Bureau of Land Management.
Picturesque homesite at 6,700-foot elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting. Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100 percent financing. NALC, 866-365-2825.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA mountains 3.84 acres
with view and hardwood trees. Owner financing at
$65,280 with little down.This one won't last, call today.
800-699-1289, or www.riverbendlakelure.com.
BUYER'S MARKET COASTAL North Carolina
95-100 percent LTV financing. Call CCL Inc. Realty,
COSTA RICA REAL estate is hot! Call now or visit
www.BeachClubCostaRica.com for our exclusive
pre-construction villas and condos. 877-224-5020.
FORT MYERS: ONE, two, and three bedroom luxury
condos from the low $100s! Call Allyn Watermann now
for more information, 888-521-3790. http//www.venetian-
palms.com/ or www.paramountcompanies.com.
GEORGIA, BLAIRSVILLE: North Georgia
mountains. Land, homes, commercial and
investment. "Everything we touch turns to sold."
Jane Baer Realty, 706-745-2261, 800-820-7829.
LAKEFRONT REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTU-
NITY! All water-access homesites direct from
the developer. Most amenities already in. Far
below market value, from $79,900. Possible 18
months no payments! Call now! 888-by-lakes.
S- ... RIVERVIEW BOULEVARD CUSTOM Open-floor
plan offers gracious living for discriminating tastes.
Sweeping views of the Manatee River, 3,200 sf under air
with 3BR/3BA. Observation tower, elevator, hardwood
cabinets and floors, granite countertops and much, much
S/. more. Ask about the energy saving features. $989,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN Enjoy Island living in this beautifully remodeled home located in Anna
Maria. Granite counter tops, wood floors, brand new carpet. Move right in. $765,000.
-SPANISH MAIN Wonderful detached 2BR/1BA villa on Longboat Key. Water views,
close to the clubhouse and deeded beach access. Spanish Main Yacht Club has much to
offer and is a beautiful and exciting 55-plus community. $395,900.
A WATERLOVERS DREAM! Wonderful master suite with a grand deck overlooking the
bay, 4 guest suites + a grand room, and a gourmet kitchen opening up onto a wrap-around
deck with bay views. Easy boat access Bay and Gulf. Offered at $2,795,000.
LARGE LOT 101x112-foot lot located in central Holmes Beach. Many possibilities on
this property including room to build two homes. $689,000.
ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME Tranquility and gracious living in this spacious home.
Covered deck, Swedish hot tub room, art studio, dock and lift, fireplace, giant walk-in
closet and roofi for a pool. $985,000.
GREAT VALUE! Home with Deeded Boat Slip. Ground level 2BR/1BA home
in a quiet neighborhood. Bright and airy with an open floor plan. Short walk to
the beach and just steps from your boat. Great winter residence or investment/
renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.
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.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME 75 x 106 lot across the street from the beach in central
Holmes Beach. Walk to shops andcrestaurants. Architect plans available for a custom designed,
beautiful ground level home permissible on this lot, or build up for gulf views! $627,500.
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.
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 poot and much more all close to beach access! This is a must see! $849,000.
TROPICAL SUNSET Spacious2BR/2BA condo in four-unit complex just 100 feet to the
beach. Large heated pool, coveted parking, upstairs sundeck are just some of the features.
Located in Holmes Beach close to shops and restaurants. $589,000.
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Well-appointed units come turnkey furnished including fully equipped
kitchens. Invest in this nature lovers paradise just in ime for season!
Complex offers a great rental program.
$895,000 TORTUGA CONDO
Newet 1,377 sf 2BR/2BA, beautifully appointed Mediteranean-slyle
umkey furnished unit on Brdenin Bedr. Greatview of the bay. three
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$399,900 RUNAWAY BAY $725,000 KEY WEST NORTH
2BR/2BA vacant, easy to show and ready for a new ownertAi new 2BR/2BA with fabulous views of the Gulf and bay.
carpet and tile. Both bathrooms have been beautifully updated. Brand Tastefully furnished and well maintained, only four
newfumitureineveryroomhas neverbeenused.Wonderfullakeview units in entire building. Great location. Flexible rental
with showering fountain brings the outdoors in. lose to the pool and. program!
path to deeded beach. Makes a great rental.
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WANT A "HOUSE" FOR YOUR BOAT?
home with 39-foot
boat slip. As an
added bonus this
3BR/2BA home that
was rebuilt and
enlarged three years
ago also has a
1 BR/I BA mother-in-
law apartment, which would be perfect for a home office if you don't
want your mother-in-law to visit! Gourmet "main home" kitchen, see-
through gas fireplace, heated pool and many more extras. 4,900 sf
under roof. Possible owner financing available for qualified borrowers.
A must see at $2,250,000. 502 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Ted E. Davis
Real Estate. Owner/Broker. By appointment, (941) 778-6155.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA single-family on deep. large canal.
Kitchen updated. Large caged pool, great dock, boat lift.
Turnkey furnished. $1,100,000. Call Michel Cerene, Broker,
(941) 545-9591 evenings.
CANALFRONT 3BR/3BA home in Anna Maria with new
guest quarters. Updated electric, new air conditioning/heat,
updated kitchen, vaulted ceiling. Sailboat water, no bridges to
bay. Turnkey furnished. $749,900. Call Lori Guerin, Realtor,
(941) 773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor, (941) 284-2598.
KEY ROYALE This outstanding 3BR/3BA canalfront home
has been renovated, updated, and added on. Extensive
pavers, brick walk and patios, new barrel roof 2004, 75-foot
seawall, 50-foot dock with 13,000 Ib boatlift, this home
is lovely inside and out. A 27-foot Sport Craft with twin
150s will stay with full price offer. Offered at $1,650,000.
Call Zee Catanese, Realtor, (941) 742-0148 evenings.
GULFFRONT CONDO Serene Gulf vistas can be yours
at a remarkable price. Spacious 3BR/2BA with private
lanai overlooking white sandy beach. Undercover parking.
$795,000. Call Lori Guerin, Realtor, (941) 773-3415 or
Carmen Pedota, Realtor, (941) 284-2598.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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SPANISH STYLE 3BR/2BA near the
beach Brand new Interior with
Mexican tile throughout, granite
countertops, stainless appliances,
turnkey lurnlsheO! $649.000.
LOWEST PRICED NORTH BEACH
VILLAGE! 3BR/2BA townhouse
condo. turnkey furnished with great
rental history Two-car garage
healed pool. close [o beach.
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3BR/1.5BA Old Florida Cracker cottage and studio
apartment. West of Gulf Drive, in Anna Maria City. Just
steps to gorgeous beach. $875,000.
BAY PALMS SELLER FINANCING
3/4BR/2BA updated canalfront home. Dock and boat
lift. Ceramic tile, new large kitchen, granite counters,
heated pool and Jacuzzi, family room. $1,179,000.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile, breakfast bar, backyard
with pavers, room for pool. Fence, new dock. Direct
access to bay. $799,900.
CONTEMPORARY ANNA MARIA HOME
4BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished. Open plan, vaulted ceiling,
breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen. Bamboo flooring, elevator.
Near beach. Four-car garage. $1,350,000.
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.
BEACH HOUSE LARGE LOT
4BR/2BA elevated house, just steps to gorgeous beach.
Furnished, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen. Seller may
2BR charmer, close to beach! Great income producer with
view of Gulf! Italian tile, fireplace, furnished. Patio with
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 resi-
dential area. $945,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished condo. Views of Gulf.
Tennis, heated pool, beautiful beach. Excellent rental with
liberal rental policy. $995,000.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $349,900.
GULFFRONT HOLMES BEACH CONDO
1BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Turnkey fur-
nished. Sautillo tile. Gorgeous view of the Gulf. Beautiful
beach. Excellent rental. $799,900.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT OCEANA CONDO
3BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished condo on beautiful walking
beach. Open plan, breakfast bar, walk-in closets, elevator.
Small pet. $1,999,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Gulffront complex, secured
entry, heated.pool and sauna, tennis. Great rental. Central
Holmes Beach. From $675,000.
1BR/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-dean lap pool, hot tub
and waterfall New seawall and dock. Five-car garage.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
l MLSI SniLCoast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
1935 BEACH COTTAGE Fully furnished and cozy.
Stones throw to the beach. A must-see charmer and it
even has a guest cottage in back. $575,000.
Priced to sell, this duplex
om bay. $499,000.
$285,000. VACANT BUILDING LOT in quiet neigh-
borhood near beach. Cheapest cleared lot on the Island.
KEIY KUYAL Lowest price on Key. teauntruly
furnished 2BR/2BA, overlooks boat basin and
down canal with -boat slip. Tastefully landscaped
View of bay.
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UNIQUE SET UP Desirable Anna Maria duplex.
Each side faces a different street. 1,860 sf. A must
see for $699,000.
CLOSE TO BEACH. Lots of possibilities as large single
home or separate apartments. 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA.
GULFFRONT ground level duplex. 4BR/2BAeasy to
convert to large single-family home or do a second story.
Large shade trees and lots of privacy.
Norman 3101 GULF DRIVE
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
Ofrecemos servicio de ventas en espanol
Simply the Best
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CANAL KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, tile floors, new
kitchen and baths. Huge lot with room for addition and
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RESORT IN PARADISE Trop-
ical landscaping surrounds
six charming units only steps
away Irom beach. Immaculate,
family-owned, and clientele
keep coming back. Karen Day,
LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT Ke PANORAMIC VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY
West-style home on sailboal waler. Boarlih. 2BR/2BA, one-car garage townhouse wvinh
open floor plan, four-car garage, workout fireplace, private dock deeded boar ramp,
room and 30-loot screened Dalcony. Becky elevator, rooftop sundeck with wel bar
Smith or Elli Starrett, 941-778-2246. and hot tub. Beverly Moore or Jo Warren,
MLS9520397 $1.099,000. 941-778-2246. MLS4518822. $899,000.
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STORYBOOKCOTTAGES Jusl seps tothe COUUINA MUUHINIuS Bay and uUll views MAInI Iina u uverut ly udayrnu, tup
beach. A 2BR/1BA coltage with a tBR!/BA from this 2BR/2BA end unit. Oifered lurnkey floor 3BR/2BA. 2,000 sl, gated community,
bungalow Live in one and rent the oiher furnished with heated pool, deep-water two pools, tennis elevator, protected
or rent bolh. Anne Miller, 941-778-2246 dockage and sleps lo beach Weekly deep-water35-loorboatslip Dave Moynihan,
MLS#518824. $825,000 rentals OK Dave Moynihan. 941-778-2246 941-778-2246 MLS#525552.$719,500
MLS#521559. $799 900.
OLD FLORIDA CHARM You'll love Ihis
spotless wonderfully located hideaway resort.
Fresh water healed pool. deeded beach.
large Ishing pier. Becky Smith or Elli Slarrett,
941-778-2246. MLSN524057 $389 900
BRAND SPANKING NEW! Ligha, bright
3BR!2BA Hidden Lake condo. minutes
Irom beach, vaull. ceiling, screened lanai,
one-car atacned garage Lake view, pool spa.
finess tlon-evacuai[on zone. Penny Bray
941-778-2246 MLSH523475. $359,900
RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS Flow available
several or 2BR un;is, Daylronr pool side
and olner views Some updated phone tor
derails.Ornsilerenmals.941 -778-2246 Priced
This unit includes
i oor plan waim
cony, pool, enns.
Becky Smith and
SHOREWALK BATH & TENNIS CONDOS
Ten to choose from All 2BR/2BA furnished
Lakeviews.Grearental opportunities Walkto
shops and reslauranls Minutes loAnna Maria
Deaches Roger Marquis, 941-727-2800
MLS#527969. From $199.900.