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County acts to ease Island tax burden
-By Jim Hanson
Some Island accommodation owners would have a
chance to put off the worst of their crippling tax burden
under a new ordinance ordered for Manatee County.
Last week, county commissioners told their senior
assistant attorney to draft an ordinance that would let
Island motel and hotel owners apply for a deferral of
payment of taxes that are increased by more than 5
percent a year. The increased tax would not be paid
until the property is sold.
Don Schroder, president of the Coalition Against
Runaway Taxation, said the commission's action is
"most pleasing" to CART and accommodations owners.
"It's .the first step in what we can do without chang-
ing state law in Tallahassee," he said. That state effort
begins at once.
He and Ashok Sawe, owner of Pine Tree Villas
and vice president of CART, let the commission
know of the dire condition of motel and hotel
operators on the Island, Longboat Key and in
Cortez - one who paid $2,000 in taxes in 2000
Key Royale Bridge work begins
Preparations are under way for the Florida Deparonent of
Transportation's replacement of the Key Rovale Bridge, the
onlv link to the mainland for residents of Key Royale and
members who use the golf course and facilities of the Key
Royale Club. The bridge is now limited to one-way vehicle
traffic with a signal. DOT has said. that the canal under'the
bridge will likely be closed to boat traffic for between nine
and 12 months during construction. DOT has "tentatively"
pledged $3.9 million in its 2007-08 budget to return to
Holmes Beach, which is borrowing the money and paying.
interest to get the project started in advance of DOT's plan.
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GSR Development puts blami
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S ulandei Reporter
Financially troubled GSR Development LLC may
not be financially strapped after all, at least according
to the company's statement of financial affairs filed in
federal bankruptcy court Aug. 2.
In fact, according to the company, GSR has assets
with a retail ' alue of $45.28 million against debts of
just $33.38 million.
The blame, according the case management study
submitted to the court by GSR attorney Richard Prosser
on July 31, falls on GSR minority partner Ed Furfey of
GSR alleges that prior to the bankruptcy petition,
Furfey "commenced litigation against GSR asserting
right of first refusal relating to the Villa Rosa subdivi-
"This litigation," wrote Prosser, "prevented GSR
from closing on a contract for the purchase and sale of
the Villa Rosa subdivision and certain other properties
to a third party."
Because of Furfey's action, however, GSR was
unable to "close the sale and to receive the net pro-
ceeds." As a result, GSR was "unable to fund its opera-
tions and subsequently defaulted on its obligations to
lenders. Because the defaults were not cured, several
has a bill for $74,000 this year.
The Island has lost perhaps one-third of its hotel
and motel beds since 2000, Schroder said. He is also'
the president of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
The fault lies in the method of calculating taxes, he
said. The tax now is assessed on the "highest and best
use" of a property, whereas he and CART want it to be
assessed on the income the property generates.
County Commission Chairman Joe McClash and
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meeting Friday with
Islanders are invited to a special meeting at 4
p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Holmes Beach City Hall, to
hear a discussion of the "insurance crisis in Florida"
by Kevin McCarty, head of the state's office of insur-
The meeting is being hosted by State Rep. Bill Gal-
According to Galvano, "McCarty will discuss the,
current insurance crisis and explain variouss remedies
that have been proposed. Possible solutions range from
the creation of an institution to provide reinsurance to
insurance carriers to enable the companies to write
more business in the state to the creation of an institu-
tion which could directly write insurance policies.".
Galvano sent McCarty a letter on May 23, request-,
ing that he implement a joint under writing plan by
department rule and in accordance with Florida Stat-
ute. The JUA would have allotted insurers to write
commercial property insurance to persons with risks
who are in good faith entitled, but unable to obtain
such property or casualty insurance coverage through
the voluntary market.
On Aug. 1, the Florida Cabinet voted unanimously
to have the Office of Insurance Regulation begin the
rulemaking process creating the JUA.
The meeting is open to the public at city hall, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Homeowners are also invited to offer their thoughts
about the insurance issue to The Islander. How much
has you insurance increased in the past few years?
Are you able to retain an insurer? Have the premiums
reached a level so excessive that you have dropped your
policy, going "bare" this hurricane season?
E-mail your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
mail to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.
a on partner
lenders filed foreclosure actions."
Synovus Bank had a foreclosure action scheduled
July 14 against GSR to appoint a receiver to take control
of one of GSR's properties. To prevent the appointment
of that receiver, GSR filed its voluntary bankruptcy
petition July 13..
The case management summary also alleges that
Furfey held only 22 percent of the company shares
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Motels on Island get reprieve?
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the county's senior assistant attorney, Pat McVoy,
drafted language stipulations, Schroder said, that could
make the case statewide if adopted by the legislature.
The commission's action last week would put a 5
percent limit on a year's tax increase for such proper-
.ties, similar to the 3 percent limit on tax increases for
residential properties under the Homestead Act. Taxes
above a 5 percent increase in a year would be deferred
and charged interest similar to a loan, if the accommo-
dation owner applies for such treatment. The county
tax appraiser would base his appraisal on a property's
2002 or 2003 value plus 5 percent increase each year.
If the legislation is passed in Tallahassee, there
will be no further need for limitations such as Manatee
"We are doing the best we can under what the law
,permits," said Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who
lives in Cortez and is this area's commissioner. "This
proposal would apply only to accommodations on Anna
Maria, Longboat Key and Cortez, but we will look into
prospects for expansion."
GSR Development fights back
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and was not a member of the management committee,
which consists of GSR's main principals, Robert Byrne
and Steve Noriega.
Byrne and Noriega managed the business affairs
of the company and neither received a salary from the
company, the summary alleges.
The company also claimed that it lost $334,400 in
2004 and $774,283 in 2005.
GSR also submitted a new list of unsecured creditors
to the court and is now disputing the $600,000 it originally
said it owed to Island businessman Kent Davis, the former
owner of the Siam Garden Resort in Anna Maria.
The first hearing on the petition is scheduled for 2
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, while a hearing on individual
assets is set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and another GSR-
related hearing is at 2 p.m. the same day. All hearings
related to the GSR bankruptcy petition will be at the fed-
eral bankruptcy court at 601 N. Florida Ave., in Tampa.
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of Holmes Beach
caught the crowd
head turtle that
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beach at approxi-
., mately 34th
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Beach on July 30.
Its cause of death
Turtles still at it, but lull expected
By Jim Hanson
The sea turtles are still nesting ahead of recent
years' rates on Anna Maria Island, but a lull is antici-
pated this week.
Nests of mostly loggerheads totaled 117 early this
week, highest total since 2003, said Suzi Fox, who
holds the state marine turtle preservation permit and
heads the Island's Turtle Watch.
Turtles waddle ashore at night, dig down a couple
of feet into the sand, deposit 100 or so eggs, cover them
with sand and let that warm sand and sun incubate the
eggs. The entire process has been calculated at 55 days,
but now the rate seems more like 60 days, Fox said.
This will stretch out the normally accepted hatch
time and put a few extra days in the turtle calendar this
week, she said. Many nests are due to hatch next week
and the week after, though.
Eight nests have hatched thus far on Island beaches,
some of them relocated by human rescuers during Trop-
ical Storm Alberto in early July. That's a good record,
Fox said, because it's difficult to rescue eggs that are
floating around in a battering surf, put them in new
manmade nests and hope for the best.
"The Island Turtle Watch volunteers are among
the very few in the state that go out in the surf during
storms and grab the eggs of flooded nests before they
can float away to sea," she said.
Along with the 117 nests so far are 82 "false
crawls," zipper-like tracks left by mother turtles that
came out of the Gulf to lay their eggs but for some
reason change their minds and go back to sea without.
completing their mission. Normally there are as many
false crawls as nests, so the record this year is consid-
She is getting nervous about lights on the beach, Fox
said, despite the good performance so far by Gulfside
dwellers. Baby turtles are instinct% el attracted to light,
normally the sparkle of the sea's surface, but upland
lights attract the hatchlings as well. Such lights often
lure babies to dry land and death from dehydration.
So Fox is asking real estate agents to be especially
careful with informing the tenants of rental properties
along the beach, to instruct the visitors on the perils of
lights carelessly left on that may be visible from turtle-
eye level on the beach.
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By Paul Roat
By the numbers, a smooth set of travel lanes, bike
paths and sidewalks can indeed be driven into the
funnel that is Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach.
That's the word from Dan Burden, a "walkable
communities" consultant who addressed about 20
people during a seminar last week sponsored in part
by the Waterfront: Accessible, Viable, Environmental
and Sustainable committee, a part of the Waterfronts
The Gulf Drive corridor in Bradenton Beach, and
indeed most of the rest of the Island, is 50 feet wide. By
the time you factor in two 12-foot-wide traffic lanes for
cars, 4 feet or more per side for bikers, a 6-foot-or-so
sidewalk per side, plus landscaping and lighting and
other amenities, you're considering a stretch of activities
in what isn't presently much more than pavement.
Burden said there is absolutely no money available
for picking up any additional easements of property;
from either state or federal coffers, so it's time to start
His suggestion: Narrow the travel lanes on Gulf
Drive to 10 feet, giving more space for bikers, pedes-
trians and landscaping.
Narrower lanes for vehicles are becoming more in
vogue among transportation officials both in Florida
and throughout the country, Burden said. The narrower
lanes can easily accommodate vehicles, as long as the
extra space is allocated to bike lanes so that fire trucks
or other emergency vehicles can have access through
Another advantage to the narrow-lane concept is a
reduction in speed of traffic - a good thing in a high
pedestrian area, such as Bradenton Beach - and an
increase in capacity of vehicles.
That apparent contradiction of s.lomer-speed,
more-cars-is resolved by sim ple consideration, Burden
"The slower you drive, the less space you need
between cars and the more capacity there is," he said.
"The best picture is to have all the speeds set at 25 mph,
or 30 mph, but 25 mph is the best posting."
Slower drivers are also more inclined to allow other
cars to pull out in front of them. Burden added.
He is no stranger to Bradenton Beach, or Anna
Maria Island for that matter. Burden did the design
work forj the city's roundabout at Gulf Drive and Bridge
Street, the first such traffic circle on a state highway in
'"Despite some mistakes, it's still one of the safest
intersections in Florida," he said with some pride.
The central brick apron in the roundabout ended
up being level with the surrounding pavement after
construction was completed, Burden noted, but it was
designed to be ele\ ated 3 inches to encourage motorists
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The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo
contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at
Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a
dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine,
dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratu-
lations to all the winners ... and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
to swerve "around" the circle rather than drive through
the intersection. That mistake will be remedied soon
as the city revamps several intersections in the historic
old-town area of the city.
Another problem with the roundabout, Burden said,
is the placement of the pedestrian crosswalks some
distance from the roundabout, causing potential prob-
lems. There is also an initial lack of "yield" pavement
markings on the travel lane approaches to the intersec-
tion, another matter that was later corrected and will be
improved with upcoming improvements to Gulf Drive
in the city.
"The prediction is that there will eventually be one
roundabout for every 1,000 people," Burden said of
nationwide studies, making Bradenton Beach defill tel.\
a trendsetter in the-"circle game."
Burden offered a sle" of sugg es ions to allow
motorists, bicyclists and ' alkeri to better co-e\ist in
a narrow space such as the Gulf Dri e corridor. One
idea that caused light bulbs to pop on over the heads of
last week's seminar participants \\as something called
"back-in angle parking."
SAngle parking off roads, once spurned on state
high\ a\ s b\ transportation officials, is becoming \, ..ue
again, he said. A new idea for that old concept is the
"back-in" principle, where the motorists pulls ahead of
the angled space on the road\\ a\. then backs into it.
Safety benefits are huge. When the dri\ er lea\ es the
space, he or she can actually see the cars coming and
find a space between them, rather than blindly) back-
ing into the flow of traffic under current anglizations.
Children and passengers have a door blocking them
from the traffic flow under the ne\\ plan, unloading of
trunk contents is closer to the side alk. and vehicles
are actually tucked farther off the road\\ al since the
rear of most vehicles is deeper than the front.
are hbein replaced or
repaired in Manatee
County waters, including
these at the entrance to
the Holmes Beach boat
basin, now including the
Inc. is contractor for the
work, which includes
markers in the Mana-
S+,-- tee River and Palma
Sola Bay, all part of a
grant for navigational
the county and the West
S. ' . Coast Inland Navigation
District. Islander Photo:
.. ' .' Bonner Joy
"There is also a slight reduction of crashes on
angled parking," Burden added, versus parallel park-
ing - often a bane for even a competent driver.
And parking spaces are valuable commodities: He
said that every parking space was pegged at having a
value of $200,000. Beachfront parking would probably
be more valuable.
He said another new traffic trick is to have cross-
walks at center islands on roads canted 45 degrees. The
idea is to allow walkers to be angled to partially face the
oncoming traffic before they dart into the traffic flow,
further reducing vehicle-pedestrian "interactions."
And don't forget the landscaping. Burden said that
communities with extensive landscaping along road-
\\ a\ s bring in 12 percent more revenue to shopkeepers
than areas that are barren.
"A tree returns $90,000 during its life to the com-
munity," he said.
Fuel for thought as fuel prices continue to rise.
Anna Maria City
Aug. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Malaia City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Aug. 10, 2 p.m., city commission work meeting on
code enforcement board policy, procedures and new
Aug. 10, 4 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Aug. 16, 4 p.m., WAVES committee.meeting.
Aug. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 10, 7 p.m., public hearing on comp plan.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Aug. 9, 1.1 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Aug. 11, 4 p.m., special meeting on insurance issues
at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Anna Maria City Hall will have limited office hours
for the week of Aug. 7-10 to accommodate roof
repairs. City hall will be open from 8-11 a.m. Aug.
7-10; office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug.
11. Public works will not have a change in its busi- -
ness hours. Hours of operation are subject to change
as the work proceeds.
4 0 AUG. 9, 2006 N THE ISLANDER
Hunters Hill development approved for Cortez
By Jim Hanson
Without a discouraging word, Manatee County
commissioners last week unanimously approved the
Hunters Hill development in Cortez.
The commission adopted the preliminary site plan
for the upscale project along the north side of Cortez
Road and east of 127th Street, which borders the water-
front. The only comment from the public at the hearing
came from Karen Bell, and she favored Hunters Hill.
Developer is Peter Thurrell, who divides his time
between his waterfront home in Cortez and his native
By Diana Bogan
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is in
the process of finalizing its contract with Walbridge
Aldinger, the construction company that will be build-
ing the Center's new facility.
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly antici-
pates the start of construction in late August or early
September. The process will begin with a complete
teardown, including the gym, of the existing facility,
she said. "I've been advised that once construction
begins it will take nine to 10 months to complete the
The new facility will meet Federal Emergency
Management Agency and state building codes, which
meet or exceed Anna Maria's city codes, said Kelly.
"This will allow the Center to be a station facility
for the Red Cross and other agencies after a storm," she
explained. The new building will stand up to Category 5
hurricane winds, featuring flood doors, a generator and
Holmes Beach city hall
The Holmes Beach City Commission approved a
bid from Valcourt Building Services for exterior reno-
vations of city hall.
The accepted bid is $35,250 and, according to super-
intendent of public works Joe Duennes, the fee covers
all exterior maintenance, including repainting, patching
and filling cracks and addressing mold issues.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens noted that the
money for the exterior maintenance had already been bud-
geted for 2005-06 and commented that this type of main-
tenance is commonly needed every seven or eight years.
Thanks for the memories
State Rep. Bill Galvano presented outgoing Anna .
Maria Mayor SueLynn with a certificate of appre-
ciation at the July 27 city commission meeting.
The certificate honoring her nearly four and a half
years of public service was approved and signed
by the Florida House of Representatives. The two-
term mayor recently decided not to seek re-election.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Sweden, where he runs his pharmaceutical business.
He put together 12.5 acres and named it Hunters Hill,
from the original name of Cortez.
He plans to build 36 single-family detached homes,
a mixed-use building with six residential units over
7,000 square feet of retail space, relocate the boat-
launching ramp there, and keep 37 boat slips. It was
noted that the ramp would be closed to public use,
reserved for the residents of Hunters Hill. Both main
and secondary entrances will-be on Cortez Road.
Mangroves will be preserved where they are on the
north side of the canal and around the waterfront, and
the old 130-boat Captain John's Marina eliminated. A
new tidal pond will be created to provide flushing of
the canals there and also provide a habitat for manatees
and other wildlife.
The county planning staff made a number of stipula-
tions designed to further protect the environment, set up
a hurricane evacuation plan, restricted use of the boat
slips to the residents of the development, prohibited any
other uses of the docks, and various other safeguards.
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who will be a
neighbor of the development, moved that the commission
approve the site plan and it was adopted without dissent.
Down, up, down, up
This home on Dundee Lane in Key Royale is going though some serious changes. The original canalfront home
was demolished, a new home partially constructed, then much of the top floor demolished again. "They started
to build, got to the sheetrock stage, decided they didn't like the plan and tore it down to the lintel," Holmes
Beach Superintendent Joe Duenes said. "It's the biggest waste of money I've seen in a long time," he added.
The home is owned by St. Louis Cardinals third-baseman Scott Rolen. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
a kitchen with gas utilities. This will allow the Center to
meet the needs of the community after a natural disaster,
a decision made by the Center's board of directors.
Kelly noted that the estimated cost of the new facil-
ity has increased since January 2005 from $3 million
to a little more than $4 million. This, she said, is due to
rising costs of concrete block, copper, steel and cement
since there has been an increase in demand of products
by people rebuilding hurricane damaged homes.
Kelly said the Center has raised $2.5 million and
Northern Trust Bank will help bridge the Center's finances
while it works to raise an additional $2 million.
In preparation for the start of construction, the Cen-
ter's teen programs have moved to the public works
facilities in Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Elementary
School will host the before- and after-school programs,
and adult programs will take place at St. Bernard Cath-
olic Church in Holmes Beach.
Work begins in earnest
Deck, piling and structural improvements have
been OK'd for the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
City commissioners last week awarded Wood Dock
and Seawall of Cortez a $199,730 contract to demolish
the restaurant structure at the pier on Bridge Street at
Anna Maria Sound. The company, headed by Brian
Wood, will also remove 44 concrete pilings under the
structure, install new wood pilings, and replace the
The restaurant was badly damaged in 2004 by
Hurricane.Frances. Subsequent inspections revealed
the pilings were badly deteriorated and needed to be
Building official Ed Mc Adam said the work should
start this week, with demolition of the structure - the
portion where the restaurant is located - slated for next
week. All work should be completed by September, he
said, keeping the project on schedule for its May 2007
Mc Adam also said that negotiations are under way
with the Russell family to operate the pier restaurant.
The Russells, of Rotten Ralph's fame in Anna Maria at
Galati Marine, received the contract to run the franchise
at the pier after top bidder Harry Christensen of Harry's
Continental Kitchens dropped out of the running.
The Center administration offices will work in a
mobile unit at St. Bernard beginning in mid-August.
The new facility will be two-stories with 21st cen-
tury features, said Kelly. The second floor will pro-
vide space for teen programs and the construction team
is working to provide a new gymnasium with better
acoustics and make is a multi-use space.
Kelly said there are still naming opportunities for
some facilities. For example the Bradenton Rotary Club
has provided a grant for the Center to build a wheel-
chair accessible playground, and the Manatee County
Junior League has adopted the two counseling rooms,
which it plans to furnish.
Kelly said the Center will kick off a community
campaign soon and a groundbreaking ceremony will
be scheduled for the end of September or early October
after the site has been cleared.
For more information, call 778-1908.
at Bradenton Beach pier
Scheduling couldn't be better for the Russells: their
contract with Galati Marine for Rotten Ralph's is sched:
uled to expire in April, when the marina operators plan
to extensively remodel that establishment. The work
there is scheduled to take many months, and it is antici-
pated that a new operator will take over that location.
The Rotten Ralph's of Bradenton Beach will be
open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,
offering an "old Florida feel and decor with a casual,
relaxed atmosphere," according to Dave Russell.
Roof work begins, rain pours in
The business hours at Anna Maria city hall are
shorter during this week to accommodate replacing
the facility's roof.
But preliminary work left city hall with a tor-
rent of water pouring in from above on Sunday. The
mayor emphasized that no records or computers
Hours are 8 to 11 a.m. through Thursday, and
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Public works,
however, will maintain normal business hours.
Anna Maria city hall is located at 10005 Gulf
Drive. For more information, call 708-1631.
THE ISLANDER M AUG. 9, 2006 U 5
SAM, von Hahmann roundtable discussion
Sa\ e Anna MNlari Inc. was host to a roundtable dis-
cussion between a handful of summer members and
Nlanatee Couni\ Commissioner Jane. von Hahmann
Satturda. at the Island Branch Library meeting room.
\on Hahmann's first offered some advice: "Let me
tell you about my job. I know this much (holding up two
fingers about an inch apart) about thousands of things
.... I can tell you my opinions, but I may not have spe-
cific answers for you today," she said, and then offered
to e-mail or call anyone who wanted to know more.
Topics ranged from the traffic message signs, which
have been in the works for years, to development and
Von Hahmann said the message signs intended to
alert drivers to traffic and bridge problems on the Island
are expected to be in operation by "spring or later of
next year. She noted the signs are a project of the area
Metropolitan Planning Organization in cooperation
with the county.
Nancy Deal of SAM remarked on development, the
endless, overwhelming development in the county and
that no one seems to listen to citizens concerns.
Von Hahmann said, "First you have to understand,
over 70 percent of vacant land is in unincorporated
areas. What we have a problem with is the laws that
state people have a right to use their land. In 1989, we
set density levels on those properties that we thought
would be acceptable, providing for utilities, transporta-
tion and public safety.
"I'm here to tell you right now, much like island
governments, if they meet the letter of the law, you
can't tell them 'no' without finding yourself in court.
We are trying to do our best to force developers to be
"We have the 'perfect storm' for transportation,"
she said. "No one could have seen the growth and the
amount of growth coming."
She added that in her five years on the commission,
she's seeing now a slowdown on requests for land-use
approvals, but in six to eight months, she's expecting
four to six large developments to come to us for north
"We're trying to focus on how we can better control
what happens ... greenway trails, protecting green ham-
Matthews to the rescue
Justin Matthews of Matthews Wildlife Rescue got an
anonymous call Thursday morning alerting him that a
large snake was resting under an Australian pine tree at
Coquina Beach. The snake was, in fact, waiting for him
at the location described, and he collected it in a pillow
case to take back to his rescue facility. Matthews said
that if the red tail boa, about 6 feet long, isn't claimed,
he'll utilize it for educational purposes. To claim the
snake, call 941-447-5369.
mocks, true protection of trees," von Hahmann said.
As for the Island's growing pressure on limited
recreation facilities, Billie Martini said, "We're get-
ting the brundt of it. There must be places [east county
residents] can swim or ride horses.
"But," von Hahmann responded, "We can't create
another Gulf of Mexico."
However, von Hahmann said she would support
a proposal by residents of Westbay Cove in Holmes
Beach to limit parking at Kingfish Boat Ramp and try
to develop other mainland locations to relieve conges-
tion at Island boat ramps.
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By Jim Hanson "This" is the $16,000 in unexpected utility-moving
Islander Reporter costs, compared with the $2,500 quoted earlier. The
"It's a real heartbreaker, so late in the game," said suddenly blooming figure is the price now for Verizon,
oger Allen. "To have come this far and have done this $10,000, and Cingular, $6,000, to drop their wires along
)ng agonizing soft-shoe dance for all the permitting the moving route for the old Burton store in Cortez.
nd variances and extensions of the Selby grant, and The historic store is to be moved from near the Coast
ow this." Guard station to the old school's grounds as an adjunct to
the Florida Maritime Museum the school will house.
The store started life attached to the Albion Inn that
the Coast Guard tore down to build Station Cortez on the
site. The store was then rescued from demolition by the
Cortez Village Historical Society and plans were formed
to be rehabilitate it as a historic preservation project.
It was all to have been done with a $68,000 grant from
the William Selby Foundation and a community develop-
ment block grant of $60,000. So far, so good. But there is
no money left to finance the newest cost for removal of the
Verizon/Cingular wire obstacle, Allen said. He can only
work on donations now, for the cycle for making grants
is too far along to accommodate any new money.
He will be scrounging donations from fans of the
historic fishing village and its efforts to restore itself.
Meanwhile, the pilings are in place to support the
old store and great 12-by-12-inch timbers will be going
in this week atop the pilings to form the foundation for
,irst of the pilings is insi1t,,1d for the Burton st, ,, c on the old building.
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6 0 AUG. 9, 2006 TIHE ISLANDER
Island style? Cool
For those special few who have not ventured
beyond their air conditioning in the past few weeks, it is
indeed the Dog Days of Summer out there.
People are dropping like heat-stunned flies across
the United States and in Europe. Temperatures reached
record levels all across the midwest and northeast states
last week. Imagine 101 degrees in Denver, Colo., the mile-
Europe hasn't been much better, with temps in the
mid-90s in many locations. When you factor in a lack of
AC in those parts of the world, you've got a real crisis
Summer is a traditional vacation time for most of us.
We've got friends who are traveling all over the world
right now: France, England, Turkey for some, Michigan,
Connecticut, Indiana and Alaska for others.
And you know that heat is a problem when you check
global temperatures and realize that it's actually cooler on
Anna Maria Island than it is in usually moderate England
or some of those other enticing vacation destinations.
One friend just returned from Istanbul. He said that
the heat levels this summer have been the highest they've
ever recorded. That isn't all that surprising, considering
we're breaking records daily across most of the States,
but official U.S. records only date back about 150 years.
Istanbul has been keeping daily records for 500 years.
"Global warming!" you say?
Could be. There is a growing trend among meteo-
rologists to cite an increase in fossil fuel emissions as the
cause for a general rise in temperatures across the world.
There are naysayers, of course, who point out that the
"global warming crisis" has actually been going on for
1,000 years, and we're just now picking up on it.
But it's hard to blow off the global warming issue when
you hear of a friend who took a cruise in Alaskan waters and
couldn't get close to one of the highlights of the trip, a gla-
cier, because of icebergs melting. The cruise ship couldn't
get close to the glacier because the ice was melting.
What to do to stay cool when the "dog" starts to
Shedding is a good start.
Suits and ties, pantyhose and power suits are not a part
of the Island's laidback lifestyle, rightly so. Our style should
and could be adopted elsewhere in the work place.
Years ago, the then-mayor of Sarasota got some good-
natured ribbing for instituting a relaxed dress code for
summer for city employees. It was more likely a cause to
wear some of his plethora of Hawaiian shirts to meetings.
But it was funny to watch all the department heads
start breaking out their own funky shirts and cool cotton.
Air conditioning at city hall rose a few degrees to accom-
modate the shedding of clothes, energy was saved, people
were more happy, productivity rose.
Let the Island lifestyle rule!
SLICK Dog Days of Summer By Egan
I miss Anna Maria Island
By Lynne Hough
Special to The Islander
Someone moved the sun.
An obvious assumption after arriving at the beach
in Northwest Florida 10 years ago and finding the
sunset, well ... not there.
There was no ball of fire staring baclk at me from
the Gulf of Mexico. I really missed those last few sec-
onds watching the sun disappear behind the horizon,
when only the outside edge is able to hang on-until it
too gives way to orbital pressure.
I'm not an ignorant person, but I lived on Anna
Maria Island most of my life and took for granted the
award-winning sunsets that punctuate the day.,
So- here, in Northwest Florida, where the Gulf is
to the south and not the west, like in Bradenton Beach,
well ... I lost my sense of direction. It's just not the
.same when the sun sets over your shoulder as you walk
the beach. Unless waves do it for you, there's nothing
to sit and watch as night takes over. ,
But in Manatee County, it's everywhere, all along
the coastline, opportunities abound for reflection.
As a photographer, shooting photos of the sunset
in Santa Rosa.County means racing to find a lake if
the clouds and sun are photo-worthy on any particular
evening. Catching the sun over the Gulf is not an option
unless you visit Fort Pickens, located on the "end" of
Right now, that is not possible because Hurricane
Dennis destroyed the road and much of the fort.
Navarre Beach is the Gulffront area here: Pensacola
Beach is to the west, and Destin is to the east. The
beaches in Northwest Florida have dunes - many of
which had to be rebuilt after numerous direct hits from
hurricanes during the past 10 years.
People who live here are very proud of the beaches.
There is a renourishment program going on right now
to correct and enhance what Mother Nature changed.
I haven't told anyone up here about Manatee
County or Sarasota beaches. If they saw the beaches
along Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, they would
depressed. While both areas are located along the Gulf
of Mexico, it's very different here. What they think is
white sand here does not compare to what is enjoyed
along the western Gulf coast.
But there's no telling anyone anything. I decided a
long time ago not to push the point or argue with them
- they also think Manatee County is "South Florida." I
spent about two years saying, "No, I'm not from South
Florida. I'm from West Central Florida," but it was a
waste of breath. Anything south of Orlando, apparently,
is South Florida if you live 30 miles from Alabama.
I spent my entire teenage years growing up on the
beach in Bradenton. Myfirst excruciating sunburn hap-
pened there. Hours of contemplating life were spent
sitting amongst the rocks on Bradenton Beach, neat
When I was pregnant with my first child, I dug a
hole for my belly-on that same beach so I could tan my
I miss Manatee County.
There's no place like home.
Editor's Note: Lynne Hough is assistant-editor for the
Santa Rosa Star-Gazette in Milton, Fla.
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From what bumper
to what bumper?
If yo've never watched a TV commercial - par-
ticularly those about automobiles - don't bother read-
ing any further because that's what this is all about.
It used to be that the only thing about TV car com-
mercials that bothered me was why, when the cars they
pictured were going forward, were the cars' wheels
always going backwards? If they were showing the
cars backing up, would its wheels be going forward?
Those problems don't bother me anymore, because
I'm now taken by a new car ad. I'm talking about, you
know, the one where the husband going to work kisses
the wife goodbye at the front door, puts on a helmet,
walks down their front walk to the end where he jumps
off into a deep chasm (that's why the helmet, I guess)
and sails down, parachute and all. When he lands, he
doffs the helmet and parachute, gets into his brand new
car and drives off.
So what's my bother?
'Hot summer sale' under way
at Island gallery
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is
having a "hot summer sale" at its Guild Gallery,
5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The prices are 20- to 50-percent off on many
items, said a spokesperson, and many works by
local artists have prices reduced. Hours are 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The gallery is operated'by the non-profit
organization by artists and volunteers. Details
may be obtained by calling 778-6694.
In the first place, why would anyone live on a cliff
like that? And in the second place, how does he get back
home after work? Does the car fly?
Another bunch of car commercials bothers me, too.
They're the ones where manufacturers are not bragging
about how classy their cars look, but instead show how
great they crumble up in head-on collisions. One even
goes further and shows how well their cars crumble
when hit from the side. No word about what happens
to the driver or passengers.
And those rebates they offer bother me, too. They
ad up to twice what I used to pay for my cars. I'll bet
that if the car business doesn't get better soon, they'll
offer - as Publix does now quite often for cereals and
stuff - buy one SUV, get one free.
I felt good about Mercury's promise of an alto-
gether complete warranty for three years "from bumper
to bumper" until I noticed that my new car has no bum-
pers. They apparently have gone the way of running
boards, ashtrays and whitewall tires.
As much as all those car ads bother me, it's nothing
compared to those TV ads about car insurance. They
all say they will save me about $500 from what I pay
now. If I skip to one of them, save the $500, and then
skip to another of the savers, do I save another $500?
I think I'll stick with Allstate where I deal with real
people, not with talking lizards, squirrels who do high-
fives, or a duck that only speaks the company name.
On second thought, maybe I shouldn't have insur-
ance at all. After all, all those lawyer TV ads-tell me
that I probably can't trust the insurance companies and
should talk only to them. Some of their commercials
are so convincing about how I could beat the insurance
company for some dough that I'm almost sorry that I've
not had an accident.
Anyway, aside from those ads about automobiles,
insurance and lawyers, one TV commercial recently
caught my eye. It was Beall's, I think. They were offer-
ing a special summer sale on bikini bathing suits.
So help me, they promised they were taking 50
percent off all bikinis in the store. Now if you were
at the local beaches lately, you'll agree I'm sure, that
bikinis these days just don't have any percent to spare,
much less 50.
And so, I'm off in to Coquina Beach to see how
Beall's worked that out.
In the Aug. 8, 1996, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Anna Maria City beaches were included in the
beach renourishment project for the Island. That city
had previously opted out of the effort, but residents
there changed their minds. Total cost-of the renourish-
ment was pegged at $9.4 million.
* Two areas of the Island's beaches are a part of
the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program, a
study that assesses the amounts and sources of debris
that wash ashore. The Island locations are between
69th Street and 75th Streets in Holmes Beach and
Third Street South and 12th Street North in Bradenton
* An Anna Maria City citizens parking commit-
tee recommended the purchase or lease of land in the
"downtown" area for parking, with some of the prop-
erty set aside for resident-only use.
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Summer string training ensemble, chamber concert
By Diana Bogan
Every Saturday since early June, five string musi-
cians have gathered, filling the halls at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach with classical cham-
ber music. The ensemble, led by professional violinist
Sarah Pope, is a string quartet of Manatee High School
juniors interested in finetuning their musicality.
Pope is a Perico Island resident who grew up in
Bradenton before leaving to earn her music degree at
Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and, she com-
pleted a master's degree in violin performance at Flor-
ida State University.
Returning home with degrees in hand, Pope has
established her own music studio and provides pri-
vate instruction. She is affiliated with the Florida West
Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra and is a member
of the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
"The demand for classical music is here in Manatee
County," said Pope. "And we have good solid music
education in our public schools."
Pope should know, she graduated from Manatee
High School and was a member of its orchestra.
The problem is,.Pope said, there is no other outlet
in Manatee County for young musicians outside of his
or her school orchestra. "Students have access to instru-
ments. There is no reason they shouldn't have extra
So, Pope began offering a summer "string training"
program for intermediate- to advance-level musicians.
Although she has experience teaching groups of musi-
cians playing the same string instrument, Pope said,
"This is my first time teaching a quartet, leading an
ensemble group where everyone is contributing and I
am coaching my students."
Four musicians, each with about five years of expe-
rience, joined Pope's summer program and commit-
ted to three hours of rehearsal once a week from June
Drug prevention seminar,
fashion show Aug. 19
The Island Baptist Church's Women's ministry
will present a drug prevention seminar featuring Kaye
McConnell Saturday, Aug. 19.
McConnell is a state-certified addiction prevention
professional and plans to speak about alcohol, tobacco,
marijuana, chronic candy, ecstasy, inhalants and a vari-
ety of other addictive substances. The session will also
include a presentation of Manatee County student drug-
As part of the event, the organization will also host
a back-to-school children's fashion show, featuring
fashions from Beall's and Beall's Outlet stores.
The event will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the church fellowship hall, 8505 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. The event .is free and refreshments will be
served. Registration is required by Aug. 16. For more
information or to sign up, call 778-7845.
through mid-August. They said the\ \\ rited "some-
thing to do," and to be "proactive, not just sit home for
Samantha Harris,, a cello player., said she wanted to.
learn different music.
New music is certainly something the students have
been learning. Bethany Brunson, a cello pla\ er, admit-
_ted that one of the Beethoven pieces the ensemble has.
been learning is something "e' en ile highest orchestra
at Manatee High School wouldn't do - and It's stuff
we can do now."
Brunson's admission is precisely Pope's point inI
offering her training program. Private study, or with a
small ensemble, forces a student to be challenged. "It's
a good way to introduce them to chamber music, and
Teen Catholic group forming
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach
would like to re-establish a Catholic Youth Group for
high school teens. The church already has a group for
middle school-aged teens and is interested in providing
activities for a high school group on a weekly basis.
The group would participate in scripture-based learn-
ing, community projects and social activities. Teen input
is sought for the types of activities and meeting times..
I Teens who may be interested in attending this
group are asked to call Margie Sheehan at the church,
778-4769, or cell 730-9510.
Sarah Pope leads a
summer string training
ate level musicians at
the Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church that will culminate
with a chamber concert
Aug. 20. Musicians include
cellists Bethany Brunson,
left, and Samantha Harris,
right. Front row, from
left, are violinists Jessyca
Altenbach, Pope and
Amber Wright. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
this is the real deal - not a student version."
"At a school concert you can cheat - the other
musicians fill in the music and you can catch up," said
violin player Amber Wright. "Here you have to know
what you are doing."
None ot the ensemble students have had private
instruction before and Pope said this en\ ironmenit pro-
vides good opportunity to impro\ e sigot reading. learn
to play vibrato, and improve musicality and technique
all at once.
JessycaAltenbach, a violinist, agrees ith her peers
that the experience has been different. -Thcere is more
focus on us. There are too many people at school that
we don't get to focus on just us."
Orchestra class. % which the four ensemble students
participate in together at MHS. includes approximately
Pope's program is performance driven, in that
the group is working toward its first chamber concert
Aug. 20 at Island Baptist Church, Learning to play loud
enough to fill a room and having the confidence to per-
form in public is part of the lesson and part of the joy.
"We want people to come enjoy the music," Pope
said. "And, I think people will enjoy the music and
appreciate the young talent."
Pope plans to continue teaching youth ensembles
and hopes to expand the group after its August concert.
For more information, call Pope at 920-2408, or visit
her Web site at manateestrings.com.
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Center adult classes
at St. Bernard
Classes in the adult programs of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center will be in the activity hall at
St. Bernard Catholic Church during improvements to
the Center in Anna Maria, to be finished next year.
The administrative staff will move soon to a mobile
unit on the church property, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
"Unfortunately, adult basketball and pickleball
will not be offered while the Center is at the chtirch,"
said Sandee Pruett, the Center's business manager.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
A new yoga instructor and her class will be at
the church quarters Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
from Sept. 6 through Oct. 25. The instructor is Van
Tuyet Bourgois, whose yoga form is "anusara," or
"flowing with grace." Costs are $5 for members, $8
Kindergartner Collin Hicks is all smiles as he walks to school with mom Lynda. AME school resource offi-
cer ensured pedestrian safety and greeted students with hi'i- .-fi,. , as they arrived for the first day of school.
Islander P.rh *.'. Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary
School kindergartner Katie
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are in the jug in front of her.
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By Rick Catlin -.
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board at its July
24 meeting heard a presentation b. city planner Alan
Garret on the proposed "daN light plane" building ord-
nance currently under consideration by the city com-
mission. The commission had asked for comments from
Under the proposed ordinance - which would
affect all zoning districts - nce construction would
be required to "come inward" within a 45-degree angle
from the side-yard setbacks .to the second and third
levels, said Garrett.
While some might call this a "wedding cake" style,
Garret said that term is usually applied if the building
has to go inward from front, back and sideyard set-
The commission must still decide if the "zero"
starting point for the angle will be before or-after new
construction is elevated to the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency's height requirements for Anna Maria
The goal of the ordinance is to eliminate the com-
pletely vertical construction of new homes such as the
three residences recently completed on Pine Avenue.
"- There's been a concern with monster homes that
block daylight" and air movement, said Garrett.
"If the daylight plane ordinance is in effect, you
won't see mass against mass," as happened on Pine
Avenue, he concluded.
Architects, he said, would now have to become cre-
ati e in designing a new home if the second and third
le els had to go inward.
Board member Randall Stover, while favoring the
ordinance, suggested that such a measure might bring
out all the attorneys representing property owners who
would feel the city is being "restrictive" as to the size
of their home.
Garrett replied that "daylight plane" ordinances in
Florida have withstood several court challenges, but a
court case is always a possibility with any ordinance.
"I'm sure we will find the attorney to challenge the
ordinance, but that's par for the course," he said.
The board agreed in principle with the ordinance,
but suggested that the commission look at including the
frontyard setback, limiting the dormers on the higher
levels and establishing an architectural formula for the
angles of elevation.
Garrett said he would research those suggestions
and present his findings to the commission.
Chairperson Fran Barford also took time to thank
the board members for their efforts the past few months
in moving the revised comprehensive plan through sev-
eral worksessions and a public hearing and transmitting
the board's recommended document to the city com-
Anna Maria 'daylight plane'
Mark Davis, Mary Ann Brockman and Don Schroder of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com,'rinft e show
off the chamber's plaque from the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals recognizing the AMICC for
achieving the "prestigious designation of Certified Chamber of Commerce in Florida." The designation is
bestowed on chambers that meet standards of excellence "in the time-honored tradition of a chamber of com-
merce," according to a FACP spokesperson. AMICC is one of 35 honored recipients among the 150 FACP
member chambers. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Don't wait says
Brian Harris and Jeremni Payraterof Hurricane
Watch LLC have been "frectt'y busy lately, installing
their custom-made hurricane shutters at a number of
Island and west Bradenton locations.,
"But we'll be e\ en busier if j hurricane i- approach-
ing the area." said Brian. .. -
While a hurricane isn't good news for anyone on
the Island, it brings a lot of business to Brian and his
partner, Jeremy Paynter. But they'd rather be busy
before the storm appears on the radar screen.
"Unfortunately, when a hurricane watch is in effect
or a storm is headed to our area, we're so busy we may
not be able to get everyone installed before the storm
arrives," said Brian.
That's why it's a good idea to be "pro-active"
and get your shutters ready before that time, added
Hurricane Watch installs custom-made translu-
cent storm shutters manufactured by the 3M Company
of Minnesota. The shutters have been tested at wind
speeds in excess of 130 mph, allow some light to pen-
etrate the interior, are easier to put up than plywood,
and last a lot longer. They are also 70 percent lighter
than-plywood and a lot less expensive than many other
types of shutters, said Brian.
The shutters are cut and fitted into any type of
window frame, including oval and custom frames,
said Jeremy, then taken down and stored until they're
It only takes about 20 seconds for the property
owner to install a Hurricane Watch shutter, added Brian.
The company custom fits the shutter, installs all the
brackets, and guides the customer through the proce-
"They are extremely easy for our customers to put
up, once a storm threatens," he. said.
But they're a lot easier to put up if you've already
got them on hand, added Jeremy.
"We've seen a lot more businesses and property
owners be pro-active this year. Many people aren't wait-
ing until the last minute because they know that then
there will be a huge rush to get shutters," he said.
For more information on Hurricane Watch shut-
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Island real estate sales
537 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,908 sfla / 3,652
sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1969
on a 149x1 10 lot was sold 07/20/06, Shardell to Milner
Hurricane watch ready before the watch
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cane Watch LLC recently installed some custom-made
storm shutters for Christie's Plumbing at 5508 Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Featured sale: This canalfront pool home at 302 Iris
St., Anna Maria, sold in January 2006 for $675,000
and in July 2006 for $840,000. The cost per square
foot is $533. Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson
for $1,670,000; list $1,790,000.
302 Iris St., Anna Maria, a 1,576 sfla / 2,396 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar canalfront pool home built in 1968 on
a 81x160 lot was sold 07/19/06, Wilson to Glance for
112 Oak Ave., Unit 112, Anna Maria Beach Cot-
tages, Anna Maria, a 1,212 sfla / 1,366 sfur 3bed/2bath
condo built in 1947 was sold 07/18/06, Raleigh Invest-
ments USA Inc. to Corbett for $567,450.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at (941) 713-4755
direct, or 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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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 29, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, assault.
Two people got into a verbal altercation and one threat-
ened the other with bodily harm, although no physical
contact was reportedly made by either party.
July 31, 300 block of Spring Avenue, information.
A woman reported that she was riding her bicycle and
hit a pothole, causing her to fall to the ground. Accord-
ing to the report, she was taken to Pinnacle Medical
Center and learned she had broken her left leg in two
places, requiring treatment by a specialist.
July 26, 200 block of Bay Drive South and Bridge
Street, criminal mischief. A man reported graffiti
scratched into the paint of his truck.
July 28, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach boat
ramp, grand theft. A man told police that he works for a
company installing a reef in the Gulf and has been park-
ing the company boat at the new boat ramp. According
to the report, someone removed the bottom portion of
the motor, including the propeller.
Holmes Beach business
The Holmes Beach City Commission has autho-
rized police Chief Jay Romine to develop a business
trespass program similar to the one initiated in Braden-
The business trespass program gives business
owners the ability to authorize local law enforcement to
enforce Florida trespass statutes on their property after
regular business hours, when the owner is not present.
In the Braderiton program, participants must reg-
ister, giving written authorization to local law enforce-
ment, and post signage identifying the location as a
The program is intended to make businesses,
schools, churches and government facilities less prone
to loitering, disorderly conduct or unlawful activity
Romine said he believes the city needs this type of
program and that it will be a great tool. He said he plans
to notify business owners of the details by door-to-door
notification and utilizing the media.
Bradenton Beach Police Det. Sgt. Lenard Diaz holds
up two bags containing 64 grams of cocaine that was
obtained during an undercover drug bust Aug. 2. Diaz
said the cocaine tested as 100 percent pure and would
have a street value of $3,000. Working on a tip, Bra-
denton Beach police arrested Keith Edge, 48, of Tampa,
who initiated the sale, inviting undercover officers to his
job site to make the transaction. Unfortunately for Edge,
the job site was within 1,000 feet of Manatee Elemen-
tary.School in Bradenton, an offense that carries a
minimum three year jail sentence, said Diaz. Edge was
also charged with drug trafficking, Diaz said, because
he was in possession of more than 28 grams - an
offense that also carries a minimum three year sentence,
according to Diaz. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
July 28,2400 block of Avenue C., burglar. Accord-.
ing to the report, a man was home in his bedroom when
two white females attempted to pry open the window
to his room. When the resident confronted them, they
reportedly said they were there to see the man's teenage
sister and left.
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it crossed over the bridge. According to the report, the
male driver was weaving through traffic and the officer
detained him until the deputy arrived at the scene and
handled the remainder of the investigation.
July 30, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, aban-
doned vehicle. A vehicle was left at the park last week
after the driver was cited for driving without registration.
According to the report, an officer saw the owner had not
retrieved the vehicle and arranged for it to be towed.
July 30, 202 First St. N., Pelican Cove Resort,
theft. A woman reported that she caught her boyfriend
taking two of her prescription pills without her permis-
sion. She reportedly checked the bottle and discovered
approximately half the pills missing and told police she
believes her boyfriend stole the medication.
July 29, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, battery. A
woman reported that.an unknown male had struck her
on the side of the face.
July 29, 200 block of 78th Street, theft. A man
reported his bike stolen.
Aug. 1, 500 block of 65th Street, theft. A woman
reported her iPod stolen from her home.
Aug. 1, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported her beach bag stolen.
Aug. 1, 7300 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A
woman reported two bikes stolen from her carport.
Aug. 2, 300 block of 63rd Street, criminal mischief.
Graffiti was spraypainted on a garage door.
Aug. 2, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Two con-
struction workers got into a fight at ajobsite. According
to the report, one of the men thought the other stole the
battery to his cordless drill.
, Aug. 3, 2900 block of Avenue C, battery. Officers
responded to a report of a suspicious person banging
on the door of the Anchor Inn and found a woman sit-
ting and sobbing in the front parking lot. According
to the report, the woman had been beaten by her boy-
friend. The officers escorted her back to her residence,
attempted to contact a friend for her to stay with, and
ensured the boyfriend was no longer at the residence.
The woman was given a domestic violence packet.
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7:45 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf
Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541.
9 a.m. - Welcome breakfast at Anna Maria Elementary
School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-
10:30 a.m. -Friends of the Island Branch Library book
club at the Island Branch LI., :,, , 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Thursday, Aug. 10
5 to 7 p.m. - Reception honoring candidate Lee
George Vernon Lee
George Vernon Lee "Chunky" Coyle, 46, of Bra-
denton and formerly Bradenton Beach, died July 26.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Coyle was a lifelong resi-
dent of Manatee County. He was a self-employed lawn
maintenance worker. He was an avid fisher and wildlife
He is survived by brothers Alfred of Vero Beach,
Dale of Bradenton Beach, and Mike of Sarasota; sister
Alana of Sarasota; and mother Naomi Sutherland of
Mildred E. 'Millie' Parkinson
Mildred E. "Millie" Parkinson, 79, of Holmes
Beach, died July 31.
Memorial services were Aug. 3 at Island Baptist
Church, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may
be made to the church, 8605 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Mary Buonagura and
her husband, Tony, of Holmes Beach; stepson David
Parkinson and wife Jan of Tampa; stepchildren Clay
and Dana Parkinson; and many nieces and nephews.
New Sunday mass time
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach is changing its Sunday morning mass to
start a half hour later at 10:30 a.m.. The change is effec-
tive Aug. 13. For more information, call 778-4761.
Haworth, incumbent circuit judge at the Et,-'.:hH u.-e R. - .-
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Friday, Aug. 11
4 p.m. - Town hall discussion hosted by state Rep. Bill
Galvano on Florida's insurance crisis with Kevin McCarty,
head of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
7 p.m. - The Manatee Players present "Murder at Cafe
Noir" dinner theater at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee
Saturday, Aug. 12
8:30 a.m.- Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Family origami at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-'
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Mermaids and Manatees" art activ-
ity for kids at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken -Iho,:,np:-..:,.r
Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Admission fee.
7 p.m. -The Manatee Players ::.re-:.enr I..1ur'jr r at Cafe
Noir" dinner theater at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee
Sunday, Aug. 13
1 p.m. - The Manatee Players present "Murder at Cafe
THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 12, 2006 N'13
Director of Rotary camp
will address club here
Karen Groff, executive director of Rotary's Camp
Florida, will speak at the week4y meeting of the Rotary
Club of Anna Maria Island Tuesday, Aug. 15.
The meeting will be a luncheon at noon at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Details may be obtained by calling 778-4326.
Noir" dinner theater at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with
guest speaker Karen Groff, executive director of Rotary's
Camp Florida, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
11:30 a.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber
of Commerce "nooner" networking lunch at the SunHouse
Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information:
383-2466. Fee applies.
* "The Art of Uncle Monday" exhibit at South Florida
Museum, 201. 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Aug. 20. Infor-
mation: 746-4131.. Fee applies.
* "Branding" business workshop at the Longboat-Lido-
St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce Aug. 17.
* Drug prevention seminar and back-to-school fashion
show at Island Baptist Church Aug. 19.
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Three Islanders fight cancer at Capitol Hill
By Diana Bogan
Three members of the Island business community will
travel to Washington, D.C., in September as American
Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Advocates to par-
ticipate in the "Celebration on the Hill" - an event show-
casing how the ACS is waging the fight against cancer.
Nancy Ambrose, Islander account executive, and
John Luchkowec, Coldwell Banker sales agent, have
officially been named by the ACS as 2006 Ambassadors
to represent Manatee County. Joining them at the event
will be T. Dolly Young, owner/broker of T. Dolly Young
Real Estate, who is the advocacy chair of the Manatee
County ACS board of directors.
According to Scott Thompson, ACS Manatee unit
director, the Island representatives will be among 10,000
Celebration Ambassadors, cancer survivors and volun-
teers from every congressional district in the country.
The purpose of the event is to engage congress in the
fight against cancer, said Thompson. Ambassadors will
meet with lawmakers to bring a unified appeal to make
cancer a national priority by boosting the federal com-
mitment to research, education, prevention and a cure.
The centerpiece of Celebration on the Hill will
be the legislative visits that Celebration Ambassadors
will make. There will be an American Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network reception and rally as well as a
Relay for Life. The Relay's luminaria event will line
the capitol reflection pool as a reminder of why the fight
against cancer continues.
"Cancer is the most feared disease in America. We want
our members of Congress to know that this fear is felt in
every comer of Florida," said Young. "In 2006, an estimated
1.3 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and an
estimated 98,960 new cases will be seen in our state alone."
Each of our Island advocates understands the con-
sequences of the disease at a personal level.
Ambrose said, "I have lost family members and
friends to this terrible disease and have seen first-hand
how it effects so many."
Ambrose is a breast and skin cancer survivor. She
has a photograph of a friend she met while both were
patients at Moffit Cancer Center that hangs in her office
space. "It's a constant reminder to me of her and how
we need to find a cure. You see, I won my battle with
cancer, but she did not."
Young is a 32-year cancer survivor. "My mother
was a three time survivor in her lifetime before her death
of a.heart attack," adds Young, "and in the past four
years our family has lost five loved ones to cancer."
Young has been on the ACS board of directors for
26 years and is a past president. "I am dedicated to
continue to do what I can as a volunteer to conquer this
disease. I am grateful for the progress made in research,
education and treatment."
She has been active by lobbying for legislation,
and most recently, she said, she represented Manatee
County in promoting newly adopted legislation appro-
priating funding for research and treatment.
Luchkowec lost his grandfather to cancer. "As a
young boy I adored my grandfather, all 6 foot, 6 inches
of him. He was a giant of a man to a 6-year-old boy,
but cancer depleted him.
"My father died at age 42 from lung and heart complica-
tions caused by excessive smoking. Both my role models and
mentors were taken from me before I was 15," he said.
At age 20, Luchkowec was afflicted with severe
chronic ulcerative colitis and eventually had surgery
to remove his colon to avoid certain colon cancer. As
a board member of the ACS, he says he has been emo-
tionally involved with cancer survivors and with those
undergoing chemotherapy - knowing the emotional
and financial toll the disease takes on a family.
"We hope that our government officials will have
an increased understanding and commitment to fighting
cancer after our visit," said Ambrose. "It should make
them aware that cancer affects all Americans and, that
by voting to support research, education programs and
prevention, they can help.
"We want to let them know that fighting cancer is
a priority for all of us here on Anna Maria Island and
in Manatee County," she said.
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THE ISLANDER UM AUG. 9, 2006 *; 7
August's 'dog days' produce little sports activities
By Kevin Cassidy
It's the dog days of August - hot, hot, hot - and not
much is stirring outdoors. There weren't even any young
(so-called impervious) skateboarders at the Holmes Beach
skate park on a couple of checks this week.
But not so on the Island's only golf course.
The Key Royale Club's golfers teamed up for a
nine-hole co-ed golf tournament on Thursday, July 27.
An added or subtracted variable in this game was that
each team could throw out their worst hole.
Terry Westby, Larry Fowler and Jerry Brown com-
bined for a 116 team total to take first place. Teddy
Morgan, Sally Keyes and John Purcell took second
place with a total of 126.
The Key Royale men played a nine-hole, two-man
better ball tournament on July 31. Bob Kral and Earl
Huntzinger combined to shoot a five-under 27 to finish
a shot ahead of Dick Grimme, whose score was helped
by some guy named "proxy." Al Morgan and Vince
Mercadante finished two shots back in third with a 29.
On Aug. 2, the Key Royale men teed it up for an
18-hole, better ball tournament that produced some
amazingly low team scores.
The teams of John'Atkinson, Dick Grimme and
Chris Collins and Don Ledford, Bob Jorgensen and
Fred Meyer both finished 14-under-par 50 to tie for first
It's also "not too hot" for the horseshoe players,
who meet early in the, shaded pits at Anna Maria City
Tom Rhodes ran his streak of trips to the winner's
circle to four as he played the role of walker to perfec-
tion in taking a 22-14 win over Jack Cooper and Larry
Livrugo on Aug. 2.
The horseshoe regulars closed out the month of
'July \ ith 13 "pitchers" showing up to play on July 29.
Ron, Pepka and Ste\ e Do\ le staged a dramatic come-
back to defeat Ron Boelman by a 23-19 score.
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.
Still spots available for
Her-icane golf challenge.
There are still some spots available for the Mana-
tee High School Her-icane Golf Challenge at the Bra-
denton Country Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. For
only $100 per golfer, golfers can test their golf skills
at Bradenton's most-exclusive and challenging layout
in a four-person scramble.
The Her-icanes are still looking for sponsors for
the tournament. For $800, a business can purchase the
Hat Trick package, which consists of a foursome for
the banquet, a tee or green sign on the course and a
banner that will be displayed at all Manatee Her-icane
home soccer games. A golden goal sponsorship pack-
age includes a foursome and a tee or green sign on the
course for $500, or a business or individual can sponsor
a tee or green sign for the tournament for $125.
To sign up a foursome, list the four players and
respective phone numbers and supply payment, a
check to Manatee Girls Soccer Booster and mail it to
me, Coach Cassidy at 3610 York Drive, Bradenton FL
34205. For more information, call 751-6602.
Soccer set to kick off
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is now
accepting registration for its 2006 recreational youth
soccer league. Boys and girls must be at least 4 years
of age and no older than 16 by Aug. 21, 2006, in order
Parents Night Out again
at Island Baptist Church
Parents Night Out is returning from summer vaca-
tion and will take up from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25,
where it left off in late spring at Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The free program offers sodas, pizza, games, movies
and other entertainment for Island children, from potty
trained through fifth-grade, to give their parents a respite
one night a pionth during the school year.
Teens are welcome as volunteers to help with the
young ones, said Susan Billings of the church office.
She is at 778-0719. Parents may sign up their children
for the program by calling 778-2979.
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This season promises to be a little different from
previous years in that all games will be played at the
brand new soccer field adjacent to the Holmes Beach
skate park and city hall. The field was sodded last year
and looks to be "game ready" now with some players
already working out there.
Thie change in venue was necessitated by the con-
struction of new facilities at the Center. Adult programs
as well as the offices and personnel of the Center will
be moving to facilities at St. Bernard Catholic Church
and the sports programs are going wherever possible.
Cost for playing soccer at the Center for members
is $50 with each additional sibling $45. Non-member
fees are $65 for first child and $60 for each addi-
tional child in the same family. Players will receive
a uniform - jersey and matching socks - and are
responsible for providing black shorts and shin guards.
Shin guards are required to-play and are on sale at the
Center for $5.
The Center will again host a pre-season soccer
camp for new and returning players to "kick off'
the season. Players will be put through the paces to
refresh already-learned skills and perhaps to learn
some new skills.
The two-day camp will be held at the new Holmes
Beach soccer field from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug.
16-18. Cost is $25 per player for members and $40 for
non-members. Players can register for the camp or the
camp and the season, but all 4-year-olds must attend
camp to be eligible for season play.
Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke said soccer
scholarships are available and no child is turned away
for lack of fees.
Registration for the regular season will take place
at the Holmes Beach public works building (nextto the
skate park) at the following dates and times.
* 6-8 p.m. Tues., Aug. 8, 15.
* 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 10, 17.
Everyone who signs up will be placed on a team,
but for parity of the league, tr\ outs for specific age
groups, which will be held later in August, are manda-
Jonatzke also stressed the need for soccer
For more information, contact Jonatzke at 778-
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Watching Chris, or what's left if it, and storm season 2006
Hurricanes received a media frenzy last week in
the wake of Dr. William Gray's predicted downward
spiral of storm activity and the fizzling out of what at
one time was Tropical Storm Chris.
The reduced storm forecast and Chris were joined
at the hip, one used to explain the other. The cause-
and-effect pairing was logical and made good ink and
Gray and Philip J. Klotzbach, both of Colo-
rado State University, are now predicting 15 named
storms this season, with seven of them becoming
hurricanes and three of those severe, Category 3 or
greater in destruction.
It's important to remember, though, that an
"average" hurricane season has nine to 10 named
storms, six of them becoming hurricanes and two
of them severe.
In other words, the Colorado State forecasters
are still saying we should be prepared for a wild ride
The reasoning behind the drop in the forecast comes
from a number of global climate changes, stretching as
far afield as warmer Pacific Ocean waters that create
wind shear in the Atlantic, basically chopping off the
heads of hurricanes. There is also a slight dip in the
Atlantic Ocean's water temperatures, which also inhib-
its storm development.
Oh, and Chris was generally pooh-poohed by most
of the National Hurricane Center gang. In fact, some
computer models predicted Chris would have basi-
cally evaporated by late last week - which it pretty
None of the diminished hurricane prediction should
give us grounds to pour out our bottled water or toss
out our Vienna sausages, of course, but it does make
for a little easier sleeping at night as we enter the most
active part of the storm season.
... and here's some hope for our
marine mammal friends
According to Harbor Branch Oceanographic in
Fort Pierce, Fla., "The Protect Wild Dolphins specialty
license plate program has just awarded $302,000 in
grants to four dolphin research, information and aware-
ness programs," supporting work to find dolphins, work
with tour operators so that no harm comes to "dolphin-
watchers" or the critters, explain the problems with
feeding wild dolphins through public service announce-
ments, and look into the problems with red tide and
hurricanes to dolphins in Florida waters.
Mote Marine-Laboratory in Sarasota was awarded
two of the grants, one for the PSAs and another to look
into the problems that red tide and hurricanes have
created for our finny mammal friends in the Charlotte
Harbor area which, as we all remember, was ground
zero for Hurricane Charley in 2004.
Public service funds are earmarked at $100,000; the
red tide-hurricane study is pegged at almost $60,000.
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to tell people it's not proper to feed the animals seems
odd at first, it's a very real issue. There's a stretch of
the Gulfcoast Intracoastal Waterway between Sarasota
and Venice that is a haunt for a dolphin called "Beggar."
The critter comes up to boats and hangs out, and a lot
of people think it's cute to slip the little beggar a bite
of fish or bait.
Unfortunately, people tend to forget that although
Flipper has a big smile on his or her face, he or she is
a wild creature, weight that's twice ours and has lots
of teeth. Several people have been bit by Beggar over
the years, and that's just one dolphin in our part of the
All of the funding for the projects comes from those
of us who have paid a few bucks extra for a wild dol-
phin license plate for our vehicles which, according to
Harbor Branch, has reaped about $2.8 million since the
plate first appeared on cars in 1999.
Think of it as a tax you can control and guide to
good things, and think about that aspect of spending a
few dollars, and giving a nifty look to your car, when
it's time to renew your plate. There are also tags to
benefit turtles, panthers, about every sports franchise
known to mankind, universities ...
Wave this energy ashore
As gasoline prices continue to skyrocket.more and
more attention is being given to alternative sources of
energy outside of fossil fuels.
Wind-generated fields are being builtpon mountain
tops and augmented across the Midw est. There have
been some environmental issues raised due to bird mor-
tality as the little fliers careen into the windmills, but
the issue is being addressed.
There is a big solar power plant being constructed
in Sarasota, a pilot program to work out the bugs in
generating electricity from the sun. In fact, there has
been a prediction that a solar field of about 32 square
miles could supply all the energy needs for the United
Now, 32 square miles sounds like a lot, but consider
that Manatee County encompasses about 893 square
miles, including water, and that 32 figure doesn't seem
all that big, does it?
And then there is water power.
According to the New York Times, projects are
moving forward around the world to transform wave
action into electrical capacity. Waves move up and
down, back and forth, and the concept is to harness
that energy and turn it into,. well, energy, to heat or cool
our homes or light our lamps.
Wave energy was historically a viable source of
fuel, but fell by the wayside as steam engines evolved,
and later fossil fuels. Now, with fossil fuels becoming
more expensive and harder to find, the force of the
oceans to power our needs is becoming more popular.
There are problems, of course, with transmission
lines and unsightly huge combines near the coast only
topping the list of issues. But at least somebody's doing
something to turn waves into light.
It hurts to give out secrets, but these aren't really
secrets and should be accessed b) ever bod\:
The National Hurricane Center offers a whole
bunch of pretty interesting data on its Web site. \\ \ \.
The "discussions" are the really interesting aspect
--.of the site to those of us %wannabe weatherr people. Read
them slow IN, think about what the% 're saving. and they
will e% entuallU niake sense...Trust me, if I can figure it
out, you can, too.
Buried \\ within the one of the discussions last %%eek
\\as the comment that Tropical Storm Chris 2_- accord-
ing to about five computer mode.Is - was projected to
pretty much dissipate b\ the end of the week. And, lo,
Red tide lurks far south in SarasQoa County
Don't panic, but there is a bloom of red tide in high concenrtations-were also detected offshore from
Southwest Florida that has the potential to move north- Venice to Boca Grande Pass. Fish kills and respira-
ward toward the beaches of Anna Maria Island in a tora irritation are possible between southern Sarasota
month or so - maybe. " County and northern Collier County.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com- Pre\ ailing southwesterlN winds could push the bloom
mission's Florida Marine Research Institute in St. * north to the Tampa Bay area in the next fe% weeks, biolo-
Petersburg has reported that "a bloom of the Florida gists said, although the disturbed %weather system south of
red tide organism, Karenia brevis, continues to impact Louisiana could factor into the equation and negate the issue.
the Southwest Florida coast \\ ith above-background It could drive the emergent bloom farther south, but it has
concentrations currently present from the Venice Pier been moving slowly northward for the past few weeks. -
(Sarasota County) to Lely Barefoot Beach (Collier Red tide is a tiny plant that. upon occasion, bursts
County) and below background concentrations extend- into a bloom. It can cause respiratory problems with
ing south to Collier County. humans, kill marine mammals and fish, and other-
"Water samples collected alongshore detected high wise spoil a day a the beach. Red tide outbreaks are
concentrations of K. brevis at Manasota Beach (Sarasota thought by some researchers to be more prevalent in
County), Englewood Beach (Charlotte County) and the recent years, and point to increased nutrients released
Gasparilla fishing pier in Charlotte County. Medium to through stormwaterrunoff from land-based agricultural
practices as a possible cause.
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Hot weather equals cool fishing, but macks still good bet
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Hot weather and hot water do not translate into
hot fishing, as action has slowed a bit in the past week
with the. 90-degree-plus air temperatures and 89- to
Spanish mackerel don't seem to mind the heat,
though, and still are a good bet in the Gulf of Mexico
and Tampa Bay. There are also some good reports of
snapper in the bays and some big redfish, as well as lots
of catch-and-release snook.
In the Gulf, look for grouper or snapper in the 110-
foot or better depths.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said there are "loads of inshore
mangrove snapper available for those looking for fun
and filets. They are schooling around any type of
structure that usually holds sheepshead in the winter.
A slow-moving tide and small shrimp or pilchards
will do the trick." He also said that Spanish mackerel
are thick in the Gulf and Tampa Bay. "Tarpon schools
have scattered and numerous small pods are staging
in the deeper channels and holes all around the bays,"
Capt. Zach added. Other action includes redfish, snook
and trout, mostly scattered on the shallow seagrass
flats but "can be found bunched up pretty well at the
bottom of big tides."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said there are "tons" of
Spanish mackerel around, and good reports of redfish
catches on the lower tides. Snapper fishing is improv-
ing, while offshore reports of grouper and snapper are
still coming on strong in the 110-foot or more depths.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching lots of small catch-and-release
snook, plus some keeper-size redfish in the backwaters.
Trout are hard to find, he said, but the big mackerel
catch more than makes up the difference. He's also put-
ting his charters onto lots of big mangrove snapper.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said he's seeing
lots of mackerel being caught at the pier, plus some
small grouper. Snapper fishing is improving, and there
are some catch-and-release snook coming to the dock
at night there.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
he's also seeing some catch-and-release snook being
caught at night at the pier, plus tons of mackerel in the
morning. Some snapper are being landed, plus some
small bonnethead sharks, he added.,
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
the cut is pretty thick with black drum. He's also hear-
ing good reports of mackerel coming off the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge area in Tampa Bay, and a few reds com-
ing out of Miguel Bay.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said catch-and-release
snook fishing remains excellent for him, as well as lots
of mackerel and a few keeper-size redfish and man-
grove snapper to help fill the fish boxes.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include
mackerel off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers and
small sharks from Tampa Bay, plus lots of small
Complete family fun
Islander reporter Rick
Catlin, along with his two
children and their visit-
ing cousin from Trinidad,
enjoyed a half-day fishing
trip last week with Capt.
Steve Salgado of the Corn-
pleat Angler. In just two
hours of offshore fishing,
the kids had a nice haul of
Spanish mackerel, trig-
gerfish, red snapper and
even a shark. The group
also caught and released
a number of sharks along
with several under-sized
grouper and snapper.
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Curt Rawald, left, and Bert Raward, of Bradenton,
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On my boat Magic, we're finding that trout fish-
ing has been tough on most of our trips out, but redfish
have been a mainstay in its place. We're catching small
sharks in the bay, lots of Spanish mackerel and a few
* mangrove snapper as well.
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. Photos
of your catch may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to news@
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jewelry 50-70 percent off. Hanging stained-glass lamp 60
percent off, two glass-top dolphin tables 50 percent off.
Select gifts, vintage and costume jewelry, art work, col-
lectibles, salt and pepper sets, cup and saucers, Florida
and mermaid boxes, clocks, frames 50-90 percent off.
Open seven days, 9:30-5pm. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST BIRD: INDIAN Ringneck. Yellow with red beak.
Name is Sunshine. Call Sabina at Haley's Motel, 941-
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call
941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.
KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: 6 days/5 nights aboard 65-
foot sailing vessel, Lex-Sea. $1,895 per couple, per cabin
inclusive, maximum six passengers. Bring your own beer
and attitude. Depart from Cortez Oct. 25. Information and
AVOID FORECLOSURE: We will help today. Call today,
don't delay. 941-778-4495.
FREE MOVING BOXES, including 2-3 wardrobe-size to
first caller. 941-704-0817.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized
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 guardian
ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court
to represent and advocate for the best interest of chil-
dren who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.
Make a positive impact! Call 941-744-9473 or visit
BILLIE JOE: I'm a 2-year old male.cat, very handsome, black
and white. Need a special person to adopt-me, my family was
evicted. Neutered and microchipped. 941-920-1411.
COCKATOO: FIVE YEARS old. Gentle and fun. Cage
and two perches. $800.941-761-0048.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption.
All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All are
current on vaccines. All applicants screened. Please, call
TRANSPORT:~ Ab TION
KAYAK WITH ALL equipment: brand new paddle, tread-
mill pro-form 365e. Less than a year old. 941-798-6982.
BOAT SLIPS FOR rent, up to 50 feet. Two minutes to
Intracoastal Waterway by Cortez. Parrot Cove Marina,
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.
CHURCH SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE assistant
needed for Island church. Hours are Monday through
Friday, 9am-4pm. Computer proficiency in MS Word,
Excel, Publisher a must. Experience in Power Church or
other church membership software, PowerPoint helpful.
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.
WANTED: WILDLIFE CONTROL technician. Job requires
working in heat, on ladders, roofs, attics. Applicants should
possess good communication skills and be able to do light
carpentry work. Valid, clean Florida driver's license, be able
to pass a drug test and background check. Please call
941-812-1666 or e-mail email@example.com.
LANDSCAPE HELPER: PART-time. Island work, great
pay. Please call 941-778-2335 or 941-284-1568.
SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La!
Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library.
Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving, and
generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveanr Adams,
KI 7 *77RH -R
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL fdr beginners and interme-
1989 MERCEDES: 560SL convertible with hard top. dates Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-
Champagne color. 105,000 miles. Very good condition. hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen,
$12,500. 813-645-2599. team competitor. Call 941-778-0944.
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BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids,
first-aid certified. Charlotte, 941-756 5496.
BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid certi-
fied, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great with kids
and animals. Call Kendall, 941-779-9783.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, 941-761-1569. Red
ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S safety while you relax. Call
Gemma, 941-447-9657. Responsible, reliable and expe-
rienced, with a love for children. Red Cross babysitting
and first-aid certifications.
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends. Zach,
RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified. Call
GET YOUR 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 cer-
tified. 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 AND DINA'S cleaning service: We do yard work,
dog-sitting, house cleaning and we run errands. We do
not mow grass. Open 3-5pm every day! 941-524-9350.
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 gardens,
trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 941-778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service.
Serving the Islands. 941-778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. 941-545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.
CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices, con-
dos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane
checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7J 19.
6842 Gulf of Mexico Drive * Longboat Key * 941.387.9004
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MARKEY REALTY & ASSOCIATES
COZY RETREAT Tranquil Island home. Large cor-
ner lot, across the street from the bay and in walking
distance from the beach. Large rooms, ceramic tile
floors and cathedral ceilings give this home an open,
airy, island feel. Inground pool and screened lanai pro-
vide for spacious outdoor entertaining. $799,000.
MLS# 519760. www.flrealtour.com/01160231j/realtor/"
CALL JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171
"- . OFFICE 753-1620
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
VINIRAUE UI IHUat - VILLHUt Ur H11NH IVIRliH CIIAUt argII
2BR/1BA old-timer within steps of the sparkling Gulf! Features
include wood floors and pine ceilings, and original claw foot
tub. Built in 1924, this rustic charmer is a diamond in the
rough! Zoned ROR. $599,900.
Gaiy Simyson Schulz...
Jim Anderson Realty Company
P0 Box 1789 * 401-B Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216
94 1.778.4847 * loll free 1.800.772.3235
Enjoy spectacular Bimini Bay
waterfront views from this
private 19,000 si beautifully
- landscaped property, one of the largest lots around. Super Key Royale
location in a very desirable neighborhood. It's a boating paradise with
deep, protected water. Fish from your private dock and swim in the large'
solar heated pool. Your cars will even be happy in the three-car garage.
3-4BR/3BA. Please call Gayle Schulz, 941-812-6489.'
BRADENTON-19600 E STATE ROAD 64 Unique home situated on 20 acres w/ 2 acres of mature grapes and springfed, perennial stream. Directly
across from Lake Manatee State park which protects views, provides additional riding trails, swimming and boat launch. 3BR/2BA $1,795,000 -
BRADENTION BEACH-.1S :. 13 llh Or,
Sarasota By: 1/2 block to beach. Featured on
BBC as "Best Living Home in SW Florida:'
Includes, new dock directly on ICW water.
home at ground level, 12 feet above sea level
builtio meet Miami Dade Code for 140 mph
wind load. Protected mooring on 200 feet
of sailboat water, 45-foot dock, 12,000 Ib
boatlift. 4,000 sf open floor plan. Three miles
from 1-275. $1,740,000
BRADENTON BEACH - 2414 'TH- ST
2BR plus office/den," 2BA, 'open plan, granite,
underground parking with elevator. 1/2 block to
beach access.Wondeiful location onAnna Maria
Island. Bradenton Beach Club has two heated
pools, spa, fitness center and a boardwalk that
leads to the Bay: $599,000
HOLME'ES BE.At-H-5c.O!I FLOTILLA
DRIVE Largest rental property on the Island.
Sleeps 18! Home features 3 separate kitchen
areas, heated pool, media/game room, with a
dock/boat house. Call for rental information.
PALM AFR� COLiNTR~ CLUB - 5523
COUNTRY LAKES TRAIL Best home in the
aret at ti,;s pr;ceToclil/rerrn.odelkd.priratE backaird.
caged pol 4BFR.beautfully land;caped.g~rit Ilo.Caon
between Sar-crca and Bradenton PaimAire Courtry
Club offer golf and inn.s $499.000
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BRADENTON BEACH CLUB Million dollar
unobstructed full views of the Gulf of Mexico
with incredible direct sunsets. Listen to the
waves lapping on the beach. The oversized
screened lanai with Bar-B-Q, has stairs down
to Gulf front heated pool and white sandy
beaches. 3BR/2BA SEVERAL CONDOS
PAL.IL ru- 4.,' A-RLilN(GTON ROAD
Full Bay yiews are unbelievable! 100' seawall,
total remodel includes Maple cabinets, Corian
counters, new appliances, new tile and carpet,
newly painted, new A/C and oversized garage.
Amazing sunsets! Only 17 minutes from St.
Pete. 2BR/2BA $985,000
CORTEZ-12917 W 42ND Direct Bayfront lot
with incredible sunsets. Small gated enclave
of custom homes. Lot has deeded boat slip;
Enjoy Anna Maria without the island traffic,
the sugar sand beaches of Cortez beach are
just five minutes away. $995,000
BRADENTON BEACH - SANDCASTLE Gulf
front newer construction, complex only has
8 units, covered parking, pool, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, beautifully turn-key furnished, elevator.
Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
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CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experi-
enced certified technician for communication electronics
offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance,
repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, 941-778-3620.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. 941-720-0794.
PROFESSIONAL IT. SERVICES: Complete computer
solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs,
upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services.
Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or
CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free estimates.
Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.
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 Constructive
Play. Lessons in guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar, saxo-
phone, flute, theory. All ages. Call 941-778-1747.
HANDYMAN SERVICES: PAINTING caulking, interior
carpentry, custom mirror and other interior/exterior gen-
eral household repairs. Offering quality services since
1994. Reliable. Call Colin at 941-376-0541.
PRESSURE WASHING, GUTTERS cleaned, lawn care, trim-
ming, odd jobs. Senior discounts. Call John, 941-773-6689.
REAL ESTATE LLC
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Tile, pavers, fence, room for pool, new dock,
direct access to Tampa Bay. $799,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT - SELLER FINANCING
3-4BR/2BA canalfront, ceramic tile, granite counters, heated
pool and Jacuzzi. Family room, dock. $1,179,000.
ANNA MARIA CONTEMPORARY
4BR/2BA open plan, vaulted ceiling, elevator, four-car garage.
Bamboo flooring, turnkey furnished. Near beach. $1,350,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished, tennis, heated pool, beautiful
beach, on-site management, excellent rental. $995,000.
KEY ROYALE NORTH POINT HARBOUR
2BR/2BA waterfront home. New seawall, 20,000 lb. boatlift.
Community heated pool, tennis. $870,000.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT OCEANA CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished on beautiful beach. Small pets,
open plan, elevator, carport, shutters. $1,999,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, Gulffront complex, heated pool,
secured entry, beach, tennis. From $675,000.
WILDEWOOD SPRINGS CONDOS
2BR/2BA Tuscany villa. Mexican tile, patio. $399,900.
2BR/2BA lowest price in Wildewood!!! $269,900.
HOLMES BEACH POOL HOME
2BR/2BA open plan. Vaulted ceiling, wet bar, deck, large lot,
fenced yard, pool and hot tub. $574,500.
BEACH HOUSE - LARGE LOT
4BR/2BA just steps to white-sand beach, turnkey furnished,
deck. Seller financing. $1,299,000.
GULFFRONT WATER'S EDGE CONDO
2BR/2BA condo. Gorgeous view, updated, turnkey, beautiful
walking beach, secured lobby. $995,000.
2BR close to beach. Great income producer, Italian tile, fire-
place, turnkey furnished. Charming! $649,900..
OLD FLORIDA - ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
3BR/1.5BA Cracker cottage plus studio apartment. West of
Gulf Dr. Just steps to. finest beach! $875,000.
KEY ROYALE BAYFRONT
3BR/2.5BA home. Panoramic view, split plan, room for pool,
88-foot dock. 122-foot waterfront. $2,500,000.
TRADEWINDS RESORT VILLA
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished. Heated pool, just steps to beach,
rental program, small pet. $325,900.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO
1BR/1.5BA turnkey furnished, Sautillo tile, pool, beautiful
beach. Direct Gulf view, manager, excellent rental. $799,900.
ANNUAL and SEASONAL
779-0202 * (800) 732-6434
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REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center * 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 * www.suncoastinc.comu
LEWIS MOBILE CAR wash service at your home, office,
anywhere inside or outside. Wash, vacuuming, detailing.
Henry Lewis. Cell (941) 465-6963.
MASSAGE THERAPY: Licensed 10 years, seven years
with physical therapist. Available for relaxation, inju-
ries, chronic pain. Serving Island and west Bradenton.
House calls or my residence. Jeff Rogers, 941-713-2694.
License no. MA22438.
PET PHOTOGRAPHY at your home. Summer spe-
cial, 10 percent off. Visit snaparts.com. 941-356-7303.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning
to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 941-758-0395.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. 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 creates
a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the
comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment,
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experi-
ence. References available. For a reasonable price, call
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednes-
day's classified at noon Tuesday at www.islander.org.
And it's FREE!
GULF FRONT CONDO- Serene Gulf vistas can be yours at a remark-
able price. Spacious 3BR/2BA with private lanai overlooking white
sandy beach. Undercover parking. $795,000. Call Lori Guerin, Real-
tor 941-773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor 941-284-2598 eves.
GULFVIEW CONDO - 2BR/2BA full Gulf view condo, second floor,
corner unit. Offered at $825,000. Call Michel Cerene, Broker-Associ-
ate 941-545-9591 eves.
CANALFRONT ANNA MARIA- This large 3BR/3BA family home is
an easy walk to the beach and has great expansion potential. Tile
and wood floors. The master bedroom is the ultimate master suite
with a spa bathroom and a kitchenette. Auto generator keeps the
whole first floor running. $1,195,000. Call Lori Guerin, Realtor'
941-773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor 941-284-2598 eves.
SINGLE FAMILY-Centrally located, one block to beach. 2BR/2BA
spacious home on corner lot. $635,000. Call Joy Murphy, Realtor
AZALEA PARK - 4BR/2BA, in Bradenton openri floor plan, fireplace,
family room, plus Florida room, roof November2002, steps to com-
munity pool. $415,000 Call Zee Catanese, Realtor 742-0148 eves.
5910 Marina Drive - Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com .
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a solid glass wall of breathtaking water is just steps from all the uniqueness and
views and totally renovated sophistication history of one of the few working fishing
everywhere you look. $1,195,000. villages left in Florida. $829,000.
Bridgeport - Unit.is totally renovated with
Full bay views and shows like a model. Watch
the dolphin play from almost every room.
Turnkey furnished with La-z-boy furniture
and almost new appliances. Bright ceramic
tile throughout, laundry room, open kitchen
with breakfast bar, covered parking, heated.
pool and deeded beach access. $597,700.
Smuggler's Landing - 2BR/2BA water-
front condo with den. Almost 1,600 sf with
40-foot deep-water boat slip. Vaulted ceil-
ings, built-ins and wet-bar. $699,000.
Over 20 years experience specializing
HERON HABBOUR- Want to be close to the
beach at a VERY affordable price? Then this
is it. Adorable 2BR2BA condo in established
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from deeded beach access. $399,000.
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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 land-
scape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at
great rates. Please call 941-778-2335 or 284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
THE GRASS HOPPER Man will give your lawn the TLC
it deserves and beat most prices. Residential and com-
mercial. Call for free estimate, 941-755-4474.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 941-7-95-7775, "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 instal-
lation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and
commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Complete cleanup, instal-
lations, native plants, palms, aquascapes, rock and patios.
Shell installed $42/yard. Shark Mark 941-727-5066.
S5804 Imperiore Avenue,
S" Holmes Beach! Spanish
style near the beach!
Mexican tile throughout,
granite, turnkey, 3BR 2BA, wiln room for a pool! MUST SEE!
Call Sue for a showing and MAKE AN OFFER! $584,900
An Islan4 Place Realty (941) 779-9320
.www.islandplacerealty.com 411 Pine Ave *Anna Maria
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CLOUD NINE LANDSCAPING: Mulching, shelling, plant,
sod and tree installation. Full landscape installation.
No job too big or too small. Excellent references. Fully
insured. Please call 941-778-2335.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exte-
rior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill,
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contrac-
tors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many
Island references. 941-778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-
year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 941-778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates,
no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water
meters. FL#RF0038118-941-778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. License #CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCardNisa. 941-720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All
phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years
experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and
prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why
pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free esti-
mates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. 941 -
792-1367, or 726-1802.
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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. Life-
time warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home con-
sultation. 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 free estimates.
IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive distribu-
tor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free, cour-
teous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors. Lic.#
CBC1253145. 941 -730-5045.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash.
Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call
TUB AND TILE refinishing: A division of D.J. Murphy
Painting Inc. Save up to 80 percent over traditional
remodeling costs. Call us with your kitchen and bath
needs. Don't buy new - redo! 941-751-1245. Licensed,
certified and insured.
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall, texture,
paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Weingartner,
RANDY'S REMODELING: WINDOWS, door, insulation,
drywall, interior trim, carpentry, finishing, texture, demoli-
tion and exterior repair. 941-320-2506.
QUALITY TRIM CARPENTRY: Specializing in interior
crown moulding, door, window and base trim. Licensed and
insured. Kimball Wood, 941-744-9892 or 941-400-4319.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or
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kiIchen cabinets. Offered at:
10.41 ACRES off state road 70 in quiet subdivision, beautiful
property with pond, can subdivide into five-acre parcels.
Reduced at: $599,000.
ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS!
REDUCED TO $149,900 & INVENTORY! Super opportunity
to own Island business!
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SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR two master
suites-/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach.
Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage,
designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the
finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call 941-713-
0034 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1 BR/1BA
with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops
and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
901-301-8299 or e-mail email@example.com.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1 BA, $700/
week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage,
2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA,
$1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty,
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. Avail-
able weekly, monthly or seasonal. 941-776-3696, or e-
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park,
across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, central
air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer, carport. $1,100/
month, call for seasonal rate. 941 -778-4349.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA Palma Sola Park. New
kitchen and bath, new paint, large yard. $1,600/month.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA Anna Maria waterfront
apartment with dockage. $1,300/month. Furnished or
unfurnished. Cable and water included. First/last/secu-
ISLAND CASTLE: FABULOUS French Normandy home.
4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in Anna Maria.
ANNUAL RENTAL WESTBAY Cove: Lower unit, 2BR/2BA
waterfront, unfurnished. Includes water, sewer, cable. Old
Florida Realty, 941-778-3377 or 941-713-9096.
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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.
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB- 2BR/2BA, turnkey, boat dock. $794,900.
DESOTO SQUARE VILLA - 2BR/2BA, gated community. $175,000.
THE LINKS AT PINEBROOK - Golf course view, beautifully furnished.
VACATION, SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS
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* 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.
LARGE LOT 101x112-foot lot located in central Holmes Beach. Many possibilities on
this property including room to build two homes. $689,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Roomy and bright townhome in Holmes Beach. Largest
floor plan with two-car garage, hurricane shutters, three decks and has plenty of storage.
This sought-after community is centrally located, has a heated pool, low maintenance fees
and is a short walk to the beach! $569,000.
A WATERLOVERS DREAM! Wonderful master suite with a grand deck overlooking
the bay, 4 guest suites + a grand room, and a gourmet kitchen opening up onto a wrap-
around deck with bay views. Easy boat access Bay and Gulf. Offered at $2,795,000.
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cony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly rental.
Call Paige at 941-798-3448.
LARGE 2BR/2BA VILLA: 55-plus, furnished/unfurnished..
Great location, quiet, modern. 941-750-0648.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, Gulf-view, large
.deck, washer and dryer, office, two-car garage, office.
Steps to beach. $1,400/month. 941-545-6118.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety,
changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202,
or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
ANNUAL: ISLAND HOME 2BR/1BA with garage and
fenced yard. Newly remodeled. $1,200/month plus utili-
ties. Small pet OK. 941-795-8979. Credit check.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA riverfront condo. Downtown Bra-
denton. Gated, pool, gym. Washer/dryer, carpet, tile, Corian
counters Covered parking. $995/month-plus. 703-680-1676.
BEACHSIDE GROUND LEVEL: 1BR/1BA, great views,
like new, sleeps four, $770/week or special seasonal
rates. 106 72nd St., Holmes Beach. 863-529-3579.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex: 2BR/2BA completely
remodeled, furnished, washer and dryer. $1,000/month
plus utilities. 941-778-1819.2906 Ave. B, Holmes Beach.
PALMA SOLA: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool, lanai,
block to bay, $1,700/month. Sandpiper mobile: block to
beach, 2BR/1BA, 55-plus, $850/month. 1BR/1BA, 55-
plus, $750/month, August through December 2006. 941-
778-3051 or 775-338-9492.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH condo at Sandy Pointe:
2BR/2BA furnished, washer and dryer, covered parking
for two cars. $1,200/month plus utilities. 813-486-9535.
NICEST HOME IN North Beach Village. Total remodel
2006. Heated pool, sun desks, screened patio. One
minute to beach. Private cul-de-sac, tropical landscape.
$900/weekly. Amivacationrentals.com. 407-765-4445.
55-AND-OVER BRADENTON Beach mobile home rental.
1 BR/1 BA, steps to beach or bay. $800/month, $300/week.
Available April through December. 941-779-4634.
FURNISHED MOTHER-IN-LAW apartment, canal view
with a large deck, dock and saltwater pool to share.
Apartment has private entrance, bath and kitchenette. All
utilities except telephone included. $350/week or.$850/
month. Perfect for a clean and quiet individual! Please
e-mail tlyonsrq @verizon.net.or call 941-928-8735. Leave
message for information and availability.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA: AIR conditioning, washer and dryer,
water, large pool, cable. Parking only 200 steps to beach.
First, last and security. $950/month. 941-779-1586.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA, updated, tile, $750/month.
Call Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.
CORTEZ ROAD CONDOS: Canal access to Gulf,
dock. 1 BR furnished. Book for now or next year. Yearly
or monthly. More information, 863-687-4052 or e-mail
2BR/2BA CONDO AT the Waterway in west Bradenton.
Boat slip, pool, washer and dryer, water-view. Annual or
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA: 750 sf apartment. 1001feet
from bay. Includes water and trash. $800/month. First,
last and security deposit. 949-813-4900,
ANNUAL RENTAL: EFFICIENCY, furnished or unfurnished,
$575/month. Call Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA beach house. 1,400 sf, one and
one half blocks to beach, $1,150/month. Furnished, $1,300/
month. First, last and security deposit. 949-813-4900. -
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/21A, two-car garage near Blake Hos-
pital. $1,150/month. Call Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: CHARMING 2BR/2BA, Florida room,
washer and dryer hookups, tile floors, carport, $1,000/
month; 2BR/1 BA washer and dryer hookups, carport,
$900/month; 1 BR/1 BA nice, clean, $700/month. Dolores
M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.
ANNUAL MENTAL: VERY private 2BR/2BA in Holmes
Beach. Washer and dryer, $1,050/month. Call Island
- Real Estate, 941-778-6066.
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH end of Longboat Key. One
bedroom villa on bay with dock. Beach on side. Private,
beautiful views. Call for rates. 941-374-0304,
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH home: 4BR/3BA, heated
pool, fenced backyard, garage, and large corner lot,
pets OK, unfurnished! $1,800/month plus utilities. Call
Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320 or 941-
ANNUAL GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA, 55-plus, heated pool,
direct beachfront, furnished! $1,100/month plus utilities..
Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320 or
ANNUAL RENTAL IN CORTEZ VILLAGE: 1BR/1BA
studio, beautifully landscaped, decorated and furnished!
$900/month plus utilities. Call Adele at An Island Place
Realty, 941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.
ANNUAL: CUTE, FURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex. Lake-
front with dock. Garage with washer and dryer. Walk to
beach. No smoking/pets. Holmes Beach. $875/month.
FOR RENT: LEASE/option. 4BR/3BA, steps to beach.
Can split to two apartments. 941-447-4552.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, newly renovated, walking dis-
tance to beach and shops. Ready to move in immediately.
$950/month. Call Bob at 941-527-7661 or 941-778-3960.
ANNUAL RENTAL OR lease/purchase. 2BR townhouse 500
feet from Gulf. Updates with granite, tile in kitchen, baths.
Patio, private yard, washer and dryer. 941-778-4548.
FOR RENT OR sale: Palma Sola, 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, pool, lanai. Block to bay. $1,595/month or owner
carry, $320,000. 941-778-3051 or 775-338-9492.
ISLAND HOME: LARGE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage avail-
able immediately. 941-725-1694.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA duplex. Anna Maria City across
from beach. $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-7003.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1 BR/1BA
or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-
water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay.
$779,000 or best offer. 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 bedrooms. 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, gorgeous
view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, private dock.
$2,500,000. North Point Harbor canalfroht 4BR/3BA, five-
car garage. Elevated with new lap pool/spa/waterfall, sea-
wall and dock. $872,500.2BR/2BA, two-car garage, reno-
vated 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. Sales, rentals, property manage-
ment. Coastal Properties Realty. www.coastalproperties-
BAYVIEW AND CANALFRONT with pool. 2BR/2BA open
plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits.
Owner motivated. Not a, drive-by, must see inside! By
owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-705-4454. 404 21st Place.
DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA lot for sale by owner, 50x110
feet. 117 Willow Avenue. Asking $500,000. 813-837-6224.
LONGBOAT DUPLEX: 4-6 bedrooms on canal: Deeded
beach access& Rent it out or redevelop (adjacent prop-
erty available). $799,000. Mary Ann Namack, Longview
LOT. FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $539,000.-215 71st St., Holmes Beach.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA great annual rental
history. Updated, close to beach and bay. $539,000.94.1-
ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable 1BR/1BA. Brand
new furnished, bay windows with water view. Hur-
ricane Force-3 manufactured home. One mile from
Anna Maria Island and one block from Intracoastal
Waterway with new marina and boat ramp. Land
owned. Home owner's association optional. $159,900.
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BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA villa with garage. Only $89/
month fee. $225,000. Bill, 941-518-9300.
TRIPLEX: IDEAL LOCATION WITH great appeal. Beau-
tifully updated and maintained, new roof, turnkey fur-
nished. Beach access just steps away, bay views, boat
dock, ample parking, great income rental. Room for a
pool. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. $875,000.
111 8th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Bridget Spies, ReMax
Properties, 941-308-6763. MSL# 313022.
BEACH CONDO: LIKE new. Priced below appraised
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA HOME IN pleasant Palmetto.
Water views and shady pergola. Three-car garage.
$310,000 or offer. Call Carleen at 941-224-6521.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/1BA home. Updated, fully furnished,
ground-level. Two blocks to Gulf. $515,000. 941-727-5789.
WEST BRADENTON: OPEN noon-4pm Sunday. Six
months condo fees paid! Free-standing, private three-
bedroom upgraded condo with two-car garage, new
lanai. Call for details, 941-792-0763. $309,900. 5605
Whipporwill Ct. off 59th Street West, Tanglewood.
REDUCED $151,000! BUY now and save Realtor's fee
and more. Brand new 3BR/3BA, steps to beach, elevator,
granite, bamboo floors, Gulf view. $999,000. 941-932-
7131. 747 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf 3-
4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened veran-
das. $829,000. Horizon Realty, 941-725-7000. 303 58th
St., Holmes Beach.
CANAL HOME FOR sale in Holmes Beach by owner.
$790,000. Call 717-392-4048.
UPDATED 3BR/2BA: 1,560 sf, tastefully furnished and
decorated, sold turnkey. For sale by owner. Buyer's
agents, 3 percent. Appointments only. 813-818-8314.
8104 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
COURTYARD COTTAGE, 700 feet to the bay in north
Anna Maria! Some peeks of the bay! $405,000. Call
Green Real Estate for more details. 941-778-0455.
OWNERS! WE HAVE a list of good, qualified tenants seek-
ing nice annualjhomes of all sizes. Consider renting while
the-market heats up again! Please call Adele at An Island
Place Realty. Office, 941-779-9320 or cell 941-587-6328.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON: THE best buy in this
friendly, small community next to Palma Sola Bay. A very
tidy and clean Richmond home on a double lot. $325,.000.
-, Call Ken Jackson at Green Real Estate, 941-778-0455.
FO'R-SAL OR rent: Palma Sola, 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, pool, lanal-Bloek-toJby. Owner carry $320,000,
or $1,595/month. 941-778-3051 61775-338-9492.
PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BA with full bay views! Gran-
ite countertops, glazed porcelain tile, carpet, designer
furnishings, plantation shutters and more. $575,000.
COSTA RJCA: GET out of the rat race and find your Shan-
gri-La. Local Realtor offering homesites starting in the
$40s and homes starting in the $160s on the Caribbean
coast. Be a part of my neighborhood in paradise. Call
Robin Kollar, broker, Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-713-4515.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Inlet sunrise condos. Waterfront,
dock. $1 million-plus. Call Pat Chesser, Realtor, Olde
Carriage Realty Inc. 904-501-5032.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else in
The Islander, 778-7978.
MILLION-DOLLAR VISTAS with cool mountain breezes high
atop the Smokies between prestigious Highlands/Franklin/
Dillard. Exclusive, private, secluded. Huge homesites from
$175,000. 800-679-7976. www.highlandspass.com.
GULFFRONT LOTS: $595,000. Homes starting mid-$300s.
New master-planned oceanfront community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, Texas. www.cinna-
EASTTENNESSEE: NORRIS Lake 5.6-acre wooded lakefront
lot, $66,500; 5.1-acre wooded-view lot, $28,900. Call Lakeside
Realty at 423-626-5820, or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
MURPHY, N.C.: Aah, cool summers, mild winters, afford-
able homes and mountain cabins, land. Call for free bro-
chure, 877-837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Proper-
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape the heat in the
beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina.
Homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate. cherokeemountainrealty.
com. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.
DIRECT OCEAN-ACCESS properties starting at only
$79,900! Properties up to three-plus acres available! One
day only sale! Aug. 12. Call today for reservation! 866-950-
5263, ext 1105.
TAX DEED TITLE insurance without a quiet title action
faster and cheaper. Dave Schumacher, president, Tax Title
Services, 949-798-1180. www.taxtitleservices.com
PRICED FOR QUICK sale! 3.2-acre lake lot, 148 feet of
frontage. Northeast Georgia's largest and newest lake,
Patriot's Pointe, $98,500. More information, 706-213-6734.
WITH TENNESSEE'S BEAUTIFUL lakes and mountains,
you are sure to find the perfect spot to call home. Call
Nancy Gaines, Gables & Gates, 865-388-7703 or 865-
NATIONAL BUILDER: ZERO percent down when you own
land! Home built on your lot starting at $58 per square foot.
Call for free color brochures, 800-622-2832.
EUFALA, ALA., WATERFRONT gated community two
hours from Atlanta and the coast. 1/2 to 3 acres from the
$40s. Fishing, boating, swimming and more. Clubhouse,
boat slips, nature trails. 866-882-1107.
KENTUCKY: LAKE CUMBERLAND limited land sale. Up
to $10,000 off all waterfront parcels! Parcels with generous
120-foot frontage are being discounted for a limited time.
Pool, tennis, walking trails. 866-462-8198.
LAKE BARKLEY, KY land: Sunsets and serenity are yours
at this beautiful lakefront community on the Tennessee/Ken-
tucky border. 90 minutes to Nashville. Close to national recre-
ation area. One- to 40 acres from the $40s. 866-339-4966.
LOOKING TO OWN land? Invest in rural acreage through-
out America. Coastal, mountain, waterfront properties, 20-
to 200 acres. For free special land reports: www.landbuy-
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: FIVE acres with frontage on very
large pristine creek, very private, excellent fishing, canoe-
ing, good access, near New River Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner, 866-789-8535. www.mountainsofVA.com.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA: Captivating mountain
views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls. Homesites starting at
$39,900. Log home kits at $39,900. Limited availability.
Call 888-389-3504, ext.700.
NEW, PRE-CONSTRUCTION golf community, coastal Geor-
gia. Large lots with deep water, marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, golf, fitness center, tennis, trails. Oak park, docks. $70s-
$300s. 877-266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA waterfront community.
The Preserve at River Sea. Developer closeouts. From
$129,900. Incredible location. Far below market value. 18-
month no payment plan. 866-213-6315. Broker: Neighbor-
hood Properties LLC.
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1 Carousel contents
5 Life may be spent
11 Ones whose work
16 Flightless birds
21 Nabisco brand
25 Start of a comment
3- and 126-Down
28Oil holder, maybe
29 Wig wearer
30"It's __to the
31 Overhead bin, e.g.
34 Kia model
36 Yellow or gray
381914 battle line
39 Comment, part 2
47 La-la lead-in
48 Trike rider
49 Some racehorses
50 Puffed up
54 Library Lovers Mo.
55 Natural pump
57 Former U.N. chief
58 Comment, part 3
61 Proctor's call
63 Cabinet dept.
64"So _ to offend
65 Phone book abbr.
Answers to this
66 Where many
Sargents hang, with
68 When repeated, an
old TV sign-off
70 Spanish pronoun
71 Drink sometimes
74 Dirt in a dump
76 Isle of Mull
78"The Torch in_"
79 & 81 Landmark
1972 album by
3- and 126-Down
83 Actress Van Devere
87TV series featuring
the war god Ares
89 D-Day transports:
91 Very narrow, in a
96 Russian assembly
98 Spanish eyes
100 Damone of song
102Land on Lake Chad
107 Comment, part 4
112 Cape in the Holy
114 Colorful moths
115 Pifia_ (drinks)
116 Monetary unit of
118 Where the Snake
River snakes: Abbr.
119 Constellation near
120 Put out
121 Comment, part 5
129 Opera singer
Mitchell of "Porgy
130 Strand material
131Afrique du _
132 Had in view
133 Most dear
136 Ken and Lena of
138 Belt and hose, e.g.
141 "I'm _ here!"
142 End of the
145 Kind of call
146 Publication that
clicks with readers?
147 Helping hands
148 A Sinatra
149 Some Romanovs
150 Honey bunch?
151 Entertain, as a child
152 Real lulu
1 Base for the old
British East India
3With 126-Down, a
4 Not so pleasant
6 Really clobber
8 Recipe direction
9 Places for R.N.'s
12Judge in 1990's
13 Kill _killed
14R & B singer
16 Electrical resistor
17Subject of many a
19 Something to break
or shake, in phrase
26 Up to, in ads
27 Slangy commercial
32 Activate, as a
35 String group,
37 Put oneself where
41 Ride around
43 "The Family
44 Cousins of ospreys
45 Minute Maid Park
46 Barely got along
50 One begins "The
Lord is my light
and my salvation"
51 Anthem start
52 Con game
53 Favoring bigger
55 Bit of tomfoolery
56 With full force
59 Circus trainee
62 Brian of early Roxy
67 Cinders of old
73 Station along Route
75 Basis of a biblical
77 Exuberant cry in
79 Now you see it,
now you don't
80NW Missouri city,
82 Cry one's head off
84 Opening for a coin?
85 Tuscany cathedral
86 Ranch stock
88 Wrench's target
90 Sequel title starter
93 Latin dance
94 Feathered, say
95 Tulsa daily,,with
97 Show up . , '
.99 Trash pads?
101 Drink that's stirred
108 Night calls
109 What's expected
111 Midwest harvest
113 Noncellular phone
117 Wall St. figures
120 Led astray
122 Flexible reply
123 PrI " peacemaker
124 Bantu language
125 Not hearing
126 See 3-Down
128 Battle cry
132 Radar fig.
134 Baseball Hall-of-
135Not this or that, in
136 Medical suffix
137 Shoot up
140 Italian bone
144 Golfer Michelle
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