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Murder.suicide claims lives at Coquina Beach
By Paul Roat
An attraction turned fatal Friday as a Bradenton man
apparently abducted his ex-girlfriend and killed her in
the road at Coquina Beach and then shot himself.
The events began before dawn when Oland Hanks,
32, went to Michele Smith's home in the 4400 block
of 102nd Street in Bradenton, just east of Cortez. He
left his car at a nearby shopping center and made Smith
- police believe at gunpoint - drive to the south end
of Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Witnesses saw her and Hanks arguing on the road-
side, then she went onto Gulf Drive. Hanks shot her in
the head, Bradenton Beach Police said, then went to a
nearby wooded area and shot himself in the head with
a .38-caliber pistol.
Bystanders said that Smith, 33, had a pulse, and one
of the persons at the scene began CPR, but Smith was
later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby said Hanks
had Smith make cellular phone calls to her parents and
sister moments before the shooting. The calls explained
that a man with a gun was holding her against her will
Lightning, fire strike Perico Island apartment complex
The roof of this two-story apartment building in Town & Country Perico was destroyed as fire sparked by a
lightning strike spread across the roof and through the attic while more than a dozen residents watched help-
lessly. The lightning hit at approximately 9:15 p.m., while residents said they were going about their nightly
routines. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Insurance 'crisis' lingers at
Roser, others seek 'higher' help
By Molly McCartney
Roser Memorial Community Church - the Island's
oldest church and one'of its most.cherished institutions
- has had no wind insurance for three months.
"The only wind coverage we were able to find after
we were canceled in May was one with a premium
of $225,000," said Sherry Oehler, chair of the Roser
conerecation. "and it had a deductible of $100,000. We
didn't teel \e were financially able to do, that."
Roser paid only a fraction of that amount- $19,000
- last \ ear for ind coverage from Landmark Insurance.
The situation facing Roser is a dramatic illustra-
tion of the states ide insurance crisis now affecting
thousands of people in Florida, a state with miles of
:coastline and % ulnerabilit\ for hurricanes.
Oehler said it isn't clear \ et whether her church will
get any relief from the rule approved this past week by
Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabinet authorizing a joint
underwriting association to provide commercial insurance
for those who need coverage for commercial operations.
Christiaan Huth, an insurance agent in the
Holmes Beach.office of Oswald Trippe and Com-
pany, and his father, retired insurance agent John
Huth, both say that churches will qualify for the new
insurance program because it is designed for owners
of non-residential property who have been unable to
"We think this is going to help a lot of people,
including churches, shopping centers, businesses and
others who can't buy insurance now," Christiaan Huth
said. He expects to start writing policies Sept. 1 under
the new Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting
One missing element, however, is the cost of the
"We don't know the rates yet," Christiaan Huth said.
"But we think this is going to provide tremendous
relief, price-wise and otherwise, and churches should
qualify," said John Huth.
The first meeting of the officials who will administer
the Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Associa-
tion is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, in Tallahassee.
The shortage in recent months of available and
affordable wind insurance for Anna Maria Island resi-
PLEASE SEE INSURANCE, PAGE 4
and she did not think she would survive.
Hanks and Smith had had a tumultuous relation-
ship. They had moved into a house together in March,
then he left. She had an injunction placed against him
in July, an order that denied him having any contact
with her or coming within 500 feet of her home. He
was also barred from owning any firearms.
It is unknown how Hanks, who worked as a tile
layer for a carpet company, got the handgun.
Hanks had been admitted to Manatee Glens under
PLEASE SEE MURDER , NEXT PAGE
Lightning, fire rip
By Diana Bogan
With alarms blaring from building No. 8 at Town
& Country Perico Apartments, residents gathered casu-
ally on the stairwell and deck area that joins the 14
one- and two-bedroom units. It was 9:15 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 15, and those chit-chatting on the second floor
had no idea there was more than a thunderstorm raging
above their heads.
"We thought it was just a false alarm," said Lisa
Bogan, one of the top-floor residents. "We were stand-
ing outside because the noise in our apartments \uas
deafening. We figured the fire department n would come
and turn off the alarm and that would be it."
But lightning had struck the building between two
units, 808 and 810, toward the back of the building,
according to Fire Marshall Kenneth Langston of Bra-
denton Fire Rescue.
"I saw the flash and heard the sound from the light-
ning when I was sitting down to eat dinner," Bogan
said. "But I had no idea it had hit the building. I thought
the motion of the building shaking had set off the alarm.
It wasn't until I saw a woman running across the park-
ing lot yelling at us that I knew there was a fire - and
I still didn't believe it - not until I went across the
parking lot to another building and saw a little line of
fire in the middle section of the roof."
Bogan said the fire didn't look very big from where
she was positioned, and thought the fire department
would have it out quickly.
Langston said City of Bradenton Fire Station No.
3 on 59th Street W. was the first to arrive at the scene.
The response time was 12 minutes due to inclement
weather. Langston said flooding on Manatee Avenue
was also a problem.
Second-floor resident Jason Irwin, a retail training
manager, was also delayed by flooding on Manatee
Avenue as he drove home that night. "As I came across
the bridge, I saw a red glow, almost like a sunset. I was
' in disbelief. It's surreal to watch a fire take a place
Although the fire looked sniall to Bogan, positioned
at the front of the building, the fire was already causing
extensive damage to the back of the building - and to
Eight ladder engines responded from Bradenton,
West Manatee Fire and Rescue and Cedar Hammock
Fire and Rescue as well as the Bradenton Police Depart-
ment, Manatee Sheriff's Office, Emergency Medical
Services and the Manatee County Red Cross.
Firefighters battled the fire until 1:01 a.m., when
it finally came under control, and they remained at the
scene fighting "hot spots" until 5 a.m., when the last
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2 M AUG. 23, 2006 E THE ISLANDER
Turtles hatch in
thousands, more due
By Jim Hanson
Some 3,000 baby turtles have left Anna Maria
Island to take up perilous lives in the Gulf of Mexico,
and thousands more are about to take the plunge.
Thirty-seven sea turtle nests have hatched out so
far of a total of 119 on the Island's beaches, said Suzi
Fox, who is director of the Island Turtle Watch.
She figures about 810 babies per nest live through
the hatching process, of an average of 100 eggs laid
in each nest. The rest of the eggs are infertile or are
damaged somehow so they don't become babies.
The mother turtle waddles up the beach from the
Gulf in the dark of night, digs down a couple of' feet,
lays her eggs, covers them and leaves them to incubate
in the sun and warm sand.
They are prey to all kinds of mishaps, from storms
that wash them out to birds and animals and other preda-
tors that like to dine on the eggs or the newly hatched
turtles. In the sea, they face multiple threats from preda-
tors and other mishaps. Only a few in a thousand survive
to adulthood, to return after decades to their birthplaces
and lay their own eggs to carry on the species. It has
gone on this way for incalculable centuries, for turtles
are survivors from the dinosaur ages.
Eighty-seven eggs hatched in one nest at 36th
Street in Holmes Beach, to fall victims to a light that
probably killed most of them, Fox said. Newborn turtles
instinctively head for light when they hatch at night. In
times past that meant the sparkle of the sea's surface,
but nowadays it can as easily be man-made lights, in
this case one light left on in a beachside rental unit.
Street lights also figured peripherally in the deaths
of the 36th Street hatchlings, Fox said. She knows just
how many babies died, for Turtle Watch volunteers
excavate hatched nests to count the shells and gather
It won't end there - four other nests in the neigh-
borhood are due to hatch in the next couple of weeks,
and the volunteers will be keeping a close eye on them
to make sure the babies don't wander to their deaths.
Crime scene technicians remove the body of Orland Hlanks after he shot Michele Smith and then himself Friday
at Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Murder-suicide at Coquina
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the Baker Act in July after swallowing a large number
of pills. He had also been arrested last year on stalk-
ing charges against a previous girlfriend, also after
that woman had obtained an injunction barring him
from her presence. State prosecutors did not pursue the
charges against Hanks in that incident.
Smith worked as a bartender for several lounges in
the area, including Banana Factory II on Cortez Road.
She told friends that she feared that Hanks would
Police believe Hanks planned the events leading
up to the murder-suicide.
Gulf Drive was closed for about four hours while
crime scene technicians processed the area for evidence.
A memorial service is planned for Smith at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Banana Factory II, 10104
The incident Friday is the second and third fatal
incidents in Bradenton Beach in the past two years. In
February 2004, Carol Foreman, 56, was found dead in
her home on Second Street North. Police later arrested
and convicted Kim Bean, 46, of Bradenton Beach, of
her killing. He was charged with second-degree murder
and sentenced to life in prison without parole in what
was described as an argument over crack cocaine.
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Michael Reyes helps Lisa Bogan salvage what little remains from her second-floor apartment following the fire
at Town & Country Perico Apartments. Bogan was unable to salvage anything from the kitchen or living room,
pictured here, but found a few photos, a passport and some sentimental items untouched in the back bedroom
and hall closet. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Perico apartment fire
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Langston said the building was 17 years old and
lacked fire stoppers or barriers found in newer construc-
tion. The building also lacked fire sprinklers, which
were not required of two-story buildings at the time it
During the fire, residents from building No. 8 gath-
ered in the community clubhouse, remaining in good
spirits considering the news from Deputy Fire Chief
Dave Ezelle that the building was uninhabitable, with
extensive fire and water damage to both floors of apart-
ments. "A lot of areas have collapsed," he told resi-
dents. "I know this is a hard time, but what you've lost
can be rebuilt and repurchased."
All residents and pets made it safely from the build-'
ing, and were offered safe housing by other Perico resi-
dents or family members. The Red Cross also offered
temporary housing at nearby motels.
Residents were allowed to return "home" the fol-
lowing morning to salvage items. Langston and sev-
Upcoming beach renourishment
-might include fishing pier
By Rick Catlin
Islanders and visitors to Anna Maria Island could
have another fishing pier to utilize for sport fishing if.a
plan by Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker is approved bythe county commission.
Hunsicker wants to convert the northwest groin on
Cortez Beach to a fishing pier as part of a planned Mana-
tee County beach renourishment project slated to begin
in late 2006, although that portion of the project could
cost between $500,000 and $1 million, he indicated.
. There are three groins at Cortez Beach that are pres-
ently off limits to the public. Hunsicker would have
liked to convert all three into fishing piers, but that
would prove too expensive.
"We can't do all three, but we are trying to fund
conversion of just one into a fishing pier. We'd like to
turn this into something the people can use and use
safely," he said.
He's already gotten the support of the Braden-
ton Beach City Commission along with various
The Manatee County Commission will discuss con-
version of a groin into a fishing pier when it receives the
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full feasibility report on the planned beach renourish-
ment project later this year.
Funding for the entire renourishment project,
including the fishing pier, would come from county and
state funds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not
be involved in this effort, as it was in the beleaguered
project by contractor Goodloe Marine that ended this
past summer well short of its goal.
Hunsicker had no estimate of costs for renourish-
ment, but noted the proposed project only includes
about 1 mile of sand along Coquina Beach and the .6
mile portion of Anna Maria beach that was to have been
done by Goodloe, but was never started. Essentially, the
Anna Maria portion of renourishment will be the same
area done during the 2002 effort.
The beach areas in Bradenton Beach from around
17th Street southward to Coquina Beach, including the
BeachHouse Restaurant area, won't be renourished
under this project, he said.
Hunsicker said he hoped to have the feasibility
study from Coastal Planning and Engineering by Sep-
tember to present to the county commission.
The plan is to complete the renourishment by the
start of turtle nesting season in 2007, he said.
Under a portion
of the proposed
planned to begin
in late 2006,
-,2 the northwest
groin at Cortez
be converted to
" a fishing pier.
- 2 - rRick Catlin
THE ISLANDER E AUG. 23, 2006 E 3
eral fire prevention staff members walked each resident
through his or her apartment before allowing them to
sort through the damage.
The top floor was completely destroyed, but ground-
floor residents had only water damage to contend with,
Langston said. "We believe in staying behind to help
people overcome the devastation."
Community manager Monica Briant contracted
help from Belfor, a Tampa-based company that sent
staff to assist residents in salvaging items, as well as
clearing the debris in preparation for demolition.
Jack Owens, project manager for Belfor, said he has
never-seen so much cooperation from management.
The fire brought residents at Town & Country
closer together. Bogan and Irwin had been next door
neighbors, but with their work schedules, only saw each
other in passing - neither realizing the other was a
former New Orleans resident who had already weath-
ered the brunt of Hurricane Katrina a year ago.
Two weeks before Katrina came ashore, Irwin
packed his belongings and moved them to his grand-
mother's house in Gretna, La. "I left there to look for
an apartment here," Irwin said. Unfortunately a tree fell
through the roof of her home.
Irwin travels frequently for his job and said he has
been wanting to simplify his life. "This is one way to
start with a clean slate. All the clutter is gone." There
wasn't much for Irwin to salvage - just a few senti-
"All I have is my attitude and my spirit. I can't let
a fire or hurricane take that.away," said Irwin.
That's about all Bogan took away from the fire
as well. A few photos, some important documents and
a penny jar escaped the fire unscathed. Most of her
belongings had been in a storage unit in New Orleans.
Similar to Irwin, she moved to Florida and hadn't had
an opportunity to relocate her belongings before Katrina
struck. She knows from corresponding with the storage
company that her two.units received damage, but she
hasn't yet been back to New Orleans to determine what
can be salvaged.
Bogan's apartment contained primarily sentimen-
tal items and essential items. "It's funny what you see
people were able to salvage.-One neighbor found her
grandmother's ring, another found a large sum of cash
he had stashed under some T-shirts, and I've seen just
about everyone carry out a penny jar. I thought that
was funny - I have mine, too. It's one of the few
Town & Country Perico is owned by Sawyer
Realty Holdings. Management has already been
able to place all of the affected residents, with the
exception of two who chose to move away, with other
apartments in the complex. Briant said engineers have
estimated that a new building can be move-in ready
in nine months.
Town & Country is accepting donations for the
fire victims. Publix donated food for residents as they
worked to salvage items from the fire. Residents have
donated clothing and children's items. The office is
accepting household items, cleaning supplies, toiletries
and gift cards. Some residents have received furniture
donations as well.
For more information regarding donations, call the
leasing agent at 795-4899.
Anna Maria City
Aug. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Consent agenda, reports, second reading and public
hearing on sign ordinance, final reading and public
hearing on pool ordinance, discussion on roads and
drainage, final reading and public hearing on animal
control ordinance, second reading and public hear-
ing on elected officials, first reading on zoning map,,
status report on walkway at 504 S. Bay Blvd., and
extension of site plan at 303 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Aug. 30, 4 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
Aug. 31, 2 p.m., city commission work meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 24, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
4 0 AUG. 23, 2006 U THE ISLANDER
Don't forget to vote Sept. 5
By Paul Roat
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 5, to select
a host of candidates in the 2006 primary election.
All registered electors will select non-partisan judi-
cial and school board candidates to a host of openings
that will be decided in the primary.
For 12th Circuit Court Judge, Group 13, incumbent
Lee Haworth is facing Susan Hartmann Swartz.
For 12th Circuit Court Judge, Group 16, voters will
choose between Donna Berlin and Franklin Roberts.
For 12th Circuit Court Judge, Group 21, voters
have the choice between Geoffrey Proffitt, Rochelle
Taylor Curley, Preston DeVilbiss Jr., and Connie
In the non-partisan school board races, District I
has businessman David M. Bailey facing incumbent
Barbara A. Harvey for the post.
District 3 has voters selecting either Steven A.
Cecil, real estate professional Robert Drane or Manatee
Community College professor Jane R. Pfeisticker.
District 4 sees accountant James Ferguson pitted
against land use planner and landscape architect Bob
Gause and businessman Joe Miller.
District 5 candidates are civil designer Maynard
Boyce and incumbent Walter E. Miller.
Democrats have three federal or statewide races on
In Congressional District 13, former banker Chris-
tine Jennings is facing educator Jan Schneider.
For governor, the ballot includes Glenn Burkett,
Carol Castagnero, John M. Crotty, Jim Davis and
The attorney general matchup is between Walter
"Skip" Campbell and Merrice Ehrlich.
Insurance crisis hits churches
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
dents and businesses has triggered a public outcry for help
and for reform. State Rep. Bill Galvano, who represents
District 68 encompassing western Manatee County, has
been among the most active public officials to address a
problem that has hit the barrier islands especially hard.
Dozens of people turned out for a Holmes Beach
town hall meeting on Aug. 11 to tell Galvano and special
guest Kevin McCarty, the state insurance commissioner,
how they have been affected by the shrinking wind
insurance market and the skyrocketing premiums.
For the churches of Anna Maria Island - like the
residents and the commercial business people - it has
been a struggle to find solutions.
Leaders at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, learned in May that their Zurich Insur-
ance Wind policy was not going to be renewed. "First
they told us they were going to cancel us completely,"
said Olga Ippedico, president of the church council.
"They told us that if we tried to renew the policy, it
would cost three times what it was last year and we
couldn't afford it."
Valued at $1.7 million, Gloria Dei's facilities are
used as a polling site on election days and the church
frequently hosts concerts utilizing its 700-pipe organ,
the only one on the Island, which was installed when the
church was built in 1962 and "designed to last as long as
the building," according to church organist Carl Parks.
Ippedico said Gloria Dei tried to get coverage
through Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-
operated program that was established to provide
residential (and in some cases commercial) insurance
for those who couldn't find coverage elsewhere. "We
inquired into Citizens; but we couldn't get it," she said.
Then a kind of miracle occurred in mid-July,
according to Bill Stamm, Gloria Dei's treasurer.
That was when Gloria Dei learned that the Flor-
ida-Bahamas Synod and the Mission Investment Fund
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America had
developed what Stamm called a "pool trust" program to.
help its churches obtain affordable insurance coverage,
including wind protection.
Stamm said'that Zurich wanted an increase of
about 40 percent to renew the church property insur-
ance, including wind. But thanks to the "pool trust"
program that Gloria Dei was able to join through its
Synod, the church is paying only about 9 percent more
than last year for its insurance, including wind, com-
pared to last year.
"They bailed us out," Stamm said of the Florida-
Bahamas Synod. "We are now covered."
Republicans will cast a vote for the Florida U.S.
Senate among candidates LeRoy Collins Jr., Katherine
Harris, William "Bill" McBride or Pete Monroe.
For the Congressional District 13 race, the Repub-
lican choice is between businessman Vein Buchanon,
former Florida House of Representatives member
Donna Clarke, former state representative Nancy Car-
roll Detert, former state representative Mark Flanagan,
or Sarasota banker Tramm Hudson.
Republican gubernatorial candidates on the Repub-
lican ticket include attorney general Charlie Crist, state
chief financial officer Tom Gallagher, Vernon Palmer
and Michael W. St. Jean.
In the chief financial officer Republican pri-
mary, Milt Bauguess is facing former state repre-
sentative Randy Johnson and Tom Lee, president of
the Florida Senate.
Finally, District 6 at-large county commission
Republican primary candidates include former school
board member Frank Brunner, businesswoman Stella
K. Burnett, physician Craig A. Trigueiro and Carol
Whitmore, mayor or Holmes Beach.
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling locations
on the Island are at city halls in Anna Maria and Bra-
denton Beach, and at St. Bernard Catholic Church and
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach. Voters
are reminded to check identification their voter ID cards
to verify polling locations.
Early voting is available at the supervisor of elec-
tions office, 321 15th St. W., Bradenton, or at the
elections center annex, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 100,
Bradenton, across from DeSoto Square Mall Hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
through Sept. 2.
Roser Memorial Community Church has had no
wind coverage for three months, according to Sherry
Oehler, chair of the congregation. Established in
1913, Roser was the first church built on Anna Maria'
Island. Islander Photos: Molly McCartney
.St. Bernard Catholic Church at 248 S. Harbor Drive
in Holmes Beach is the beneficiary of a similar arrange-
ment with its diocese.
According to the Rev. Robert J. Mongiello, St. Ber-
nard has wind and other insurance coverage through its
diocese. He said the diocese itself is self-insured.
But concerns about potential damage from hurri-
canes and high winds have increased since Hurricane
Charley struck Florida in 2004, he said. He and other
church leaders are being encouraged to "harden" the
church buildings by putting up hurricane window pro-
tection, and to prepare for. storms in advance when pos-
sible by bagging computers and equipment and taking
other steps to prevent losses.
"They also want us to take a complete inventory of
what we have here, and we have had a hurricane com-
mittee working on that,'" Rev. Mongiello said.
He said he had recently received'information and
a CD from the Biloxi, Miss., parish where "they were
completely wiped out, and, of course, the diocese was
underinsured, and their church and their school were
wiped out. Now they "are seeking help throughout the
country to rebuild, and they are doing this campaign.
The chickee huts at the Katie Pierola Sunset Park
are being refurbished bythe Bradenton Beach Public
Works Department. Chris Wilson (on top) removes
the old fronds and replaces them with trimmings from
Bridge Street. Assisting Wilson is co-worker Wes
Stump. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
They want to send someone here to speak to our parish
and have our people help raise money for them." .
Rev. Mongiello said the cost for St. Bernard
insurance has gone up, but "not any more than any-
St. Bernard has a membership of 550 registered
families. Its buildings include a sanctuary that can hold
650 people, a hall with about 10,000 square feet, a rec-
tory and a garage. Its value? "In the millions," he said.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City, is the most vulnerable of
these three churches when it comes to potential
"It is an exposure that we don't want to have, and
it is a little bit scary, but it is the only option we have,"
according to Oehler, the congregation chair.
She said the church has considered self-insurance,
but that also appears to be unrealistic because it would
also require the setting aside of huge.sums of cash. For.
now, the church has put aside money into a special fund
that could be used to buy wind insurance, if and when
it becomes available at an affordable price.
Roser Church, which dates back to 1913, was the
first church built on Anna Maria Island. In the begin-
ning, a lighted cross on the church steeple served as a
beacon for fishermen. John Roser built the church as a
memorial to his parents.
Today the church has a congregation of about 375
families. Its property is valued at about $2 million and
includes an historic chapel, main sanctuary, fellowship
hall, education building and an outbuilding used for
The church does have flood and other types of
insurance, she said. And the premium for that cover-
age is about $35,000 this year. But they would like to
have the wind coverage they have had in the past.
"We don't know if we will qualify for the wind
insurance that is being proposed," Oehler said. "We
will have to wait and see what they will do."
According to the Rev. Harry Parsell of the Episcopal
Church of The Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, his church is insured through its national orga-
nization in New York. "We are among the self-insured
people," he said.
Ralph Warfel of Oswald Trippe insurance said that
while he can't offer a rate comparison to previous years,
Island Baptist Island, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is
covered by'Citizens, the state-run insurance pool, and
it is in the state "wind pool."
The insurance status of Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach, is
unknown. There was no response to the Islander's calls
by press time.
THE ISLANDER U AUG. 23, 2006 U 5
Island tourism at four-year low in June, July
By Rick Catlin
Last summer, Anna Maria Island was beset by hur-
ricanes, red tide and pipes on the beach from the beach
renourishment project. That seemed to drive away tour-
ists in droves.
This summer, wifh no pipes, hurricanes or red tide
to discourage tourism, Island accommodation owners
were expecting a better season.
Instead, Island tourism for June and July were at
a four-year low, according to figures from the Braden-
ton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and that has
many in the Island tourist industry scratching their
heads. The summer hasn't been that great, but it hasn't
been that bad, many said, although some expected a
better summer season.
The CVB figures for June 2006 show an Island
occupancy percentage of 53.6 percent, down from
the 57.6 percent for the same month last year and
the lowest occupancy level in the past four years
July occupancy figures for the Island weren't
The CVB reported an overall Island occupancy rate
of 59.6 percent this past July, while July 2005 was 64.9
percent. The July 2006 occupancy rate was also the
lowest for July in the past four years.
Overall tourism to Manatee County dropped from
68.9 percent in July 2005 to just 63.6 percent for the
same month this year. Occupancy in July 2004 was at
70.5 percent, according to the figures.
Interesting, noted Ken Gerry of the White Sands
Motel in Holmes Beach.
"We actually did fairly good in June and July,
although we have a lot of regulars. We did OK, but
we should have done better. Last year we had red tide,
hurricanes and pipes on the beach, so we expected to
do a lot better this year," he said.
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While Gerry wasn't displeased with his June and
July occupancy, bookings for August - already the
slowest month for tourism - aren't looking that
great, particularly since Florida schools reopened
on Aug. 7.
Next year should be better as the Florida Legisla-
ture changed the opening day of public schools to Aug.
22, he observed.
At Haley's Motel in Holmes Beach, owner
Tom Buehler also hoped to have more visitors this
summer than last, although this season hasn't been
a total loss.
"This year, we didn't have any of the problems
we had last summer. June was better than last year,
while July occupancy was identical to last year. We had
expected to do a lot better."
Marge Moran of the Club Bamboo Resort in Bra-
denton Beach observed that June occupancy was only
"mediocre," while July "was a good month.
"But I had expected better. People seem to be cut-
ting back on their vacations, although the last week
of July we were packed," she said. That was the week
Florida families headed to the beach before school
started Aug. 7.
August reservations, however, are looking "ter-
rible" and Moran attributed much of that to the early
August start of schools in Florida.
If the past three years is any indication, Island
accommodation owners can expect plunging occupancy
levels this month.
Occupancy rates for the Island in August have
declined steadily since 2003, when the Island recorded
a 47.1 percent rate. That fell to 43.2 percent in 2004
and a dismal 35.1 percent in August 2005, according
to the CVB.
Hopefully, Island occupancy in August 2007 will
rise with the two extra weeks of summer vacation
before schools reopen.
"I would hope so," said Susan Estler of the CVB. "It
gives us a broader window to draw Florida residents."
While Estler is "cautiously optimistic" about tour-
ism to the Island and Bradenton area,, she also noted
that she hasn't had any members complaining about a
lack of visitors. "I've spoken with a fair amount and
no one is in dire circumstances," she said.
That seems to be the case among Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce members, said chamber presi-
dent Mary Ann Brockman.
"I've had no complaints and I would have heard
about it. Members aren't saying they are desperate,"
said Brockman. "Things seem to be good. We've been
real busy at the chamber with calls and inquiries."
Brockman did, however, agree that August
won't be a good month for Island tourism until the
school starting date in Florida is pushed, back to
later in the month.
Next year's Aug. 22 opening date for Florida
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Islanders are used to balmy breezes, gentle surf and
perhaps the threat of a sunburn at the beach to mar our
tranquil existence as we pass the time in paradise.
Last week was indeed a rude awakening.
Tuesday night saw a vicious thunderstorm roll
across the area. Lightning struck an apartment complex
on Perico Island, sparking a fire that gutted 14 units.
Many of the residents lost most of their possessions in
the blaze, but there were no injuries.
Three days later, another horror struck. A man took
his ex-girlfriend, apparently at gunpoint, to Coquina
Beach last Friday. He let her call parents and a sister,
then gunned her down in the middle of Gulf Drive
before scuttling into some roadside brush to kill him-
self in what police are describing as a planned murder-
suicide. And this unfolded before the eyes of several
drivers who stopped in the hope of offering aid.
Then Sunday evening, a boat fire on south Long-
boat Key pretty much wiped out three vessels. Damages
are estimated at more than $1 million but, thankfully,
no one was injured. It could have been much worse at
a very large marina that is packed with boats.
It was quite a week for the usually benign barrier
islands off Florida's southwest coast.
Let's put all this in perspective.
The last major fire on the Island was in March
1999, when one building at Playa Encantada condos
in Holmes Beach was also sparked by a lightning strike.
The damage was horrendous -.but no injuries. r
The last murder on the Island was in February 2004,
when an argument regarding crack cocaine turned deadly
and a woman was killed in Bradenton Beach. The killer
was arrested and convicted and is serving a life sentence.
Anna Maria was rocked by a husband-wife murder-
suicide just a day after Christmas 2003 that left two
young children without parents.
A previous Island rampage was in August 1980, when
three people were killed at Kingfish Boat Ramp in an
apparent gangland shooting. That case remains unsolved.
There have been boat fires, too, the latest at the
Bradenton Beach Marina where a cruiser went up in
flames at the dock.
Should we hide our heads in the sand over the
recent calamities? -
Of course not. There's still the tax bill to keep up
conversations at the local round tables.
But the week should serve as a wakeup call for all
of "sleepy" Anna Maria Island.
Yes, we are an island, but not an island unto its
self. Bad things can and do happen here - not often,
thankfully, but even once is enough.
Oh, and we're in the height of hurricane season.
Let's hope that last week was the worst week of
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Respect property rights
According to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, the
city needs, to impose building restrictions on property
owners because people "don't want to build in the style
they did 20 or 30 years ago." In the last four years
all new homes that have been constructed have been
How horrible! We better stop these terrible people
from using their property in the way they think best.
After all, they paid huge amounts for their land, are
hit with ridiculous property taxes and are faced with
skyrocketing insurance costs.
Do they actually think they should have the right
to decide for themselves what sort of house to build?
Don't we need people like SueLynn and our city com-
missioners to tell us how we should live?.
Of course, we should all live exactly like we did 30
years ago and anyone who disagrees should be forced
to do so by the city. Let's get with the program here.
Sarcasm aside, the lack of respect that the city has
*for personal property rights is downright appalling.
Then, of course, we have the "expert" who tells us "you
can still build a substantial house" and that such a rule
will have no impact on property values.
You have to be completely clueless to not under-
stand the negative economic impact when the city takes
away your property rights.
Rather than impose more restrictions on prop-
erty owners, why don't we restrict stupid government
James L. DePorre, Anna Maria
Island taxes too high?
As a condo owner (and future retiree) in Braden-
ton Beach, I was shocked to read of the proposed bud-
gets for the three communities of Anna Maria Island..
Bradenton Beach is proposing an increase in spending
of over 24 percent, after an increase of over 26 percent
last year. However, since the proposed millage rate has
gone down by .0024 (that's 24 cents per 100,000 of
value) and, since the 17 percent of the households who
claim the homestead exemption will have a maximum
increase in their assessed.valuation of 3 percent, the
owner of a $200,000 home in 2005 would only see
their city taxes go up by around $15.
Because of the homestead exemption, the 8,500
permanent residents of this Island completely ignore
the runaway spending by the three cities. Last year,
the Bradenton Beach budget was passed in 20 minutes,
with naryy a comment" according to the Sept. 14, 2005,
issue of The Islander. Will this year be more of the
I did some online research and came up with some
information for the sake of comparison. My husband
and I are residents ofMuskego, Wis., a suburb of Mil-
waukee with a population of approximately 22,000.
Muskego's proposed budget for 2007 is $11,148,546,
less than the budget of Holmes BeaCh (population
5,100) at $12,233,903.
Muskego's budget reflects an_ increase of 2.25
percent (versus 20.5 percent in Holmes Beach). The
year before, despite a 4 percent increase in spending,
our millage rate went down by 1.67 - that's $167 per
$100,000, not $0.24!
Muskego's budget includes almost everything the
cities of Anna Maria include, plus a fire department
and more than a few dollars for snow plowing and road
sanding and salting.
Don't any of you wonder what these cities are
doing with your money? Your taxes should be going
down every year, due to the increased assessed value
of the properties owned by us non-homesteaders. Why
aren't they? Please attend the public hearings and ask
a few questions.
Kristine Reger, Bradenton Beach and Muskego,
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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 23, 2006 U 7
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Surely you've heard of "oxymoron"-at least I
think that's what it's called and how it's spelled. In
case you haven't, what I'm referring to is the word used
these days to identify a combination of two words often
used together but that really don't belong together since
they contradict each other.
For instance, take a pair of words like "civil war."
Could there ever be anything "civil" about a "war?"
Another one of my favorites is the two I see describ-
ing a delicacy so often offered at the seafood counter
at Publix: "jumbo shrimp."
There's more on my list, but I want to get down
to the one that brought this all to my mind the other
day. That was a note on my calendar reminding me that
Aug. 15 is Wife Sarah's birthday. And that took me to
remembering my No. 1 oxymoron: "Happy Birthday."
That's because "happy" and "birthday" just don't
seem to go together for me anymore, other than the joy
of making it to another one. Now that I'm part of Gen-
eration Z-plus, and because I mail more Medicare Part
B forms for supplemental payments than I ever mailed
"wish you were here" postcards in my Generation X
days, it's just plain "birthday."
There was a time, of course, when I thought
"happy" and "birthday" were made for each other. That
was when it meant lots of presents, and back when
nobody knew - or cared - how many grams of all
sorts of fats as well as cholesterol were in the average
slice of birthday cake. Back in those grammar school
days, in fact, cake slices were always above average
and the only ice cream you could buy to put on top of
them was honest-to-God ice cream. Not sugar free. Not
fat free. And, thankfully, not frozen yogurt.
For me, "happy" and "birthday" began drifting apart
in high school. Learning got serious and my mother quit
hanging my test'papers on the refrigerator door. (Actu-
ally it was an icebox.) However, those two words did get
together rather joyfully on the day they identified me as
old enough to get my first driver's license - joyfully for
me anyway, but maybe not for my dad. It was his car that
was about to provide the opportunity to test my ability
to keep his Allstate premiums at a reasonable level.
While in college, however, those words started stray-
ing apart again. After all, it was then time to think about
going to work. Real work. But first, there were those
years in the Army. I don't remember either "happy" or
"birthday" even showing up during those years.
After that, along came Wife Sarah. Those "happy
birthday" words never got along better together again
as a result for a long, long time. They even survived
having four kids with "happy birthdays" of their own.
Anyway, back to Wife Sarah's birthday, which is
what started all this. Birthdays just don't seem to be as
happy when you can't even fit half the accurate num-
bers of candles on the all-that's-allowed, no-frosting
angel food cake. And for presents, that's the real prob-
lem. What could I possibly get her? After 56 years of
marriage, I can see that she has accumulated everything
she wants. Everything we can afford anyway.
And a birthday card? At today's card prices? Forget it.
So as we were walking through the mall the other day,
I told Wife Sarah that I was thinking about buying her a
birthday card, but the only one I liked cost four bucks. So,
I asked for her permission to escape a card this year.
-Now Wife Sarah, you should know, minces few
words. She immediately shook her head and held out
her hand. "Good idea," she said. "Just give me the
money and a birthday kiss."
"I'll do you one better," I promised. "And I'll ease
my conscious at the same time. Come, follow me."
With that, I took her into the card store and over to the
birthday rack. I found the $4 card I had earlier consid--
ered ever so briefly, pulled it out and handed it to her.
"This is the card you would have received," I told
her. "If you don't like it, pick out the one you would
have preferred and read it."
But that wasn't necessary. She read my choice,
liked it, put it back in the rack, and I gave her my $4.
And, since Wife Sarah isn't licensed to collect sales tax,
I saved 28 cents. Plus, because I didn't need a stamp to
mail it, another 39 cents remained in my IRA funds.
We've both agreed to do the same on all our birth-
. . & .-fl
In the Aug. 22, 1996, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
cited the Bradenton Beach Marina for operating a restaurant
on a dock without a permit and fined the marina $4,600.
* In a 3-2 vote, Bradenton Beach city commission-
ers returned ousted public works employee Ray Wilson
to his job after he appealed a decision by maintenance
supervisor Buddy Watts to terminate his employment.
* The Anna Maria Beach Parking Committee sub-
mitted a list of recommendations to the city commis-
sion, including resident-only parking for designated
areas. Other recommendations included one that the city
should purchase land now for future parking needs.
Date Low High'r Rainfall
Aug. 13 79 92 0
Aug. 14 80 94 0
Aug. 15 78 93 .40
Aug. 16 75 89 .20
Aug. 17 75 87 .20
Aug. 18 78 93 0
Aug. 19 75 92 .20
Average Gulf water temperature 890
24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily.
days from now on. Savings like that can put "happy"
and "birthday" back together again. Particularly when,
like us, you are on fixed income.
"Fixed" and "income?" That's a whole other story.
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AME peace events planned Sept. 21
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School counselor Cindi
Harrison and former AME student Trina Rizzo have
requested that the city of Holmes Beach issue a proc-
lamation for the Sept. 21 United Nations International
Day of Peace, and have invited the city to attend the
event at the school.
The peace proclamation will be read at 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Sept. 12, at the Holmes Beach city meeting.
The United Nations day of peace is recognized in
more than 100 counties, said Harrison. On this day,
the UN General Assembly calls by resolution upon
Brothers Anthony and Joey Cucci returned to school
with a gift for AME guidance counselor Cindi
Harrison who organizes several peace projects for
students throughout the year. Harrison brought the
stone on the school's morning news show to share
with all the students. Anthony is a first-grader and
Joey is a third-grader.
Monday, Aug. 28
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Ravioli or Popcorn Chicken, Tator Tots,
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese. Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken Patty
Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli with Cheese,
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Corn Dog or Nachos, Steamed Carrots,
Fruit Cup, Applesauce
Thursday, Aug. 31
Breakfast: Toast with Cheese Omelet, Cereal,
Toast, Bagels, Fruit
Lunch: Rotini with Meat Sauce or Maxx Sticks,
Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Strawberries and
Friday, Sept. 1
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks, Graham Crackers, Cereal,
Lunch: Pizza or Fish Sandwich, Corn, Carrots and ,
Celery with Dip, Oranges and Pineapple -
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Off the bus
Fifth-grader Sarah Porterfield was the first Anna
Maria Elementary School student to step off the first
bus to arrive on campus on Aug. 7, the first day of
the 2006-07 school year. Buses arrive in the new
bus loop dropping students off at the main walkway,
where they are then ushered to the auditorium to
await the first bell. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
all individuals, organizations, states and nations to
commemorate the day with peace, nonviolence and
Harrison said a moment of peace will be shared
across the globe at noon. Celebrations also include
peace walks, music, diversity fairs and art contests.
AME students will rededicate their peace and memo-
rial garden at 9 a.m. that day. The community is invited
to gather with students on the front lawn at that time.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
It's not just back-to-school time for kids, but for
parents, too. The Anna Maria Elemnentary School
Parent-Teacher Organization is hosting a fundraising
and informative session to sign up volunteers at 9:15
a.m., Friday, Aug. 15, in the school auditorium.
Parents will receive information at the event about
the opportunities to become involved with activities
such as Fall Festival, PTO dinners, the Scholastic Book
Fair and Spring Fling dinner and dance.
Cassie Eiffert, daughter of AME teacher's aide Terri
Eiffert, won a competitive scholarship for $4,500
from the Audiology Foundation of America. She was
one of two third-year students selected nationally to'
receive the Outstanding Doctor of Audiology Student
Scholarship. She attends the University of Florida
and will graduate in 2008.
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Boat fire at Longboat
marina, damages high
A multiple boat fire at the
Longboat Key Moorings, Dock
M, ended with a sunken cruiser
.and a fallen sailboat's mast on
another vessel. According to
Longboat Key Deputy Fire Chief
"Skip" Falcone, they were called
to the fire shortly after 5 p.m.,
where they found a 38-42 foot
motorized boat and a same-
size sailboat inflames. When
firefighters arrived, two people
were rescued who had been
trapped between the flames and
an escape route on the dock. At
6:18 p.m., the motorized vessel
sank. Damage estimates for the
dock and several boats brought
the price tag to near $1 million,
according to Falcone. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 23, 2006 M 9
Islanders get trim: Tax time hits Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
Like it or not, Island property owners last week
received their Truth in Millage statements from the
Manatee County Property Appraisers Office. If they
like the figures they see, they can accept their evalua-
tion. If they don't, they have 25 days from the date the
notice was mailed to appeal their property evaluations
to the value adjustment board.
The TRIM notices include the property's market
value for this year and last year and what the assessed
value is for both years. It's worth noting that the
assessed taxable value is not what a property might
sell for, just what the value is for tax purposes.
Other goodies in the TRIM notice include how
much an Island property owner will pay in city and
county taxes; What the Manatee County School Dis-
trict and the Florida Department of Education will
take as their fair shares of an owner's money; water
management district taxes; mosquito control taxes; an
assessment for the West Coast Inland Navigation Water
District; an assessment from the West Manatee Fire &
Rescue district; and debt service.
Islanders who have the $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion will have that amount noted.
The TRIM notice shows what a homeowner paid
last year for each tax (city, county, water district, etc.),
what the taxes will be if the proposed city and county
budgets are adopted and what each tax might be if no
budget change is made.
Considering the dramatic increases in assessed
evaluations that have taken place on Anna Maria Island
the past few years by.the PAO, most Island business
property owners likely received major jumps in their
property taxes for the coming year. One Island motel
owner said his taxes went up by $17,000 to surpass the
$70,000 mark. Five years ago, he said, he paid less than
$20,000 in property taxes annually.
Homeowners with a Florida homestead exemp-
tion should not have had their taxable value assess-
ment increase by more than 3 percent under the
Save Our Homes amendment passed in Florida in
- The first public hearing on the Manatee County budget
and proposed taxes is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday,
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Appeals can be made at the PAO office at 915
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on a TRIM notice, call the property appraiser's office
at 748-8208 or visit the PAO Web site at www.mana-
Anna Maria property values
at record level
The total taxable value of property in Anna
Maria was put at $784,076,998 by the Manatee
County Property Appraiser's Office last week,
another record for property values in this city of
just 1,500 people.
According to the PAO, the city's proposed 2.0
millage rate for its 2006-07 budget would gener-
ate. $1.568 million in ad valorem taxes for the city
Other revenues to reach the city's proposed $2.465
million budget come from the reserve fund, fees, ser-
vices, grants and the city share of various-state and
The first of two public hearings on the Anna Maria
budget will be held Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Budget public hearing Sept. 5
in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach taxpayers will have a crack at the
city's proposed 2006-07 budget at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the
first public hearing on the annual spending plan.
The city's proposed property tax rate is 2.4878
mills, down from the current 2.4902 mills. A mill is $1
for every $ 1,000 of assessed value of a home, less any
exemptions, such as homestead.
For a house valued at $525,000 in Bradenton Beach,
minus homestead, the tax bill for the city for the next
year would be $1,243.90.
The tentative spending plan for 2006-07 is
$3,831,315, up from the current $3,087,624.
The first of two public hearings will be held at 7
p.m. at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
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Billion dollar baby
in Holmes Beach
If you believe the figures from the Manatee
County Property Appraiser's Office, each of the 5,000
Holmes Beach residents owns about $325,000 worth
of taxable property.
Figures released last week by the PAO put the total
taxable property in Holmes Beach at $1.625.8 billion,
a record level.
At the city's proposed millage rate of 1.9 mils, that
amount of value would generate $2.965 million in ad
valorem taxes for the 2006-07 Holmes Beach budget.
Other revenues to reach the city's proposed $12.2
million budget would come from state taxes ($1.64 mil-
lion), local taxes ($4.131 million) and various other taxes,
assessments and revenue sources available to the city.
The total budget of $12.2 million also includes the
city's reserve fund and carryover amounts from the
Manatee's Mayors for Meals
campaign wins $500 grant
The Mayors for Meals campaign in Manatee
County has been awarded a $500 grant "in recog-
nition of the success of its 2006 effort," Meals on
Wheels Plus of Manatee has announced.
The award event included Mayor SueLynn
of Anna Maria, Deputy Mayor Richard Boh-
nenberger of Holmes Beach. and Mayor Larry
Bustle of Palmetto. They participated in the
nationwide drive in delivering meals to senior
citizens March 22.
Ellen Campbell, executive director of Meals
on Wheels Plus, said there is plenty of room for
volunteers who deliver hot meals to seniors. It
takes about 1 1/2 hours one day a week. Deliveries
are betweeff 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. Volunteers
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By Jim Hanson
Those pesky private lots in the center of the FISH
Preserve in Cortez threatened the channel dredging proj-
ect for a nerve-wracking time, but all seems well now.
The three privately owned lots total about half an
acre, and they are "right smack in the middle" of the
Preserve, said Roger Allen. He is manager of the Cortez
historic site, which includes the 1912-built school being
restored at the western edge of the Preserve.
The lots, owned by Iris LeMasters of Grand
Rapids, Mich., have been listed for sale for $1.2 mil-
lion, much too expensive for the Preserve's owners,
Manatee County and the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage. They bought the bulk of the 95-acre Preserve
A representative of LeMasters recently complained
that the spoil site for the channel dredging project would
cut off access to her property. Berms have enclosed the
site to be used to store and drain the spoil from the
dredged channel, which runs along the waterfront from
Bell Fish Co. to Cortez Bait and Seafood.
But a Manatee County official said that wasn't so
- the spoil site is a good 400 feet from the LeMasters
nearest property line, he said, and couldn't interfere.
The right of way to the LeMasters property from Cortez
Road is in no way threatened, he said.
The dredging itself has been delayed by other prob-
lems and won't begin for another 30 days, said Charles
Listowski, executive director of the West Coast Inland
Navigation District, which is managing the project for
Jeremiah Seminar sponsored by Island revival unit
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p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Tabernacle, 4141 Desoto
Speaker will be the Rev. Ken Malone, head of the
Robbie Leech of the Island's Gentle Spirit's Revival.
Also co-sponsoring the event are the Center for
World Revival of Bradenton and the Manatee Ministe-
rial Association. Details of the public seminar may be
obtained by calling 792-7574 or 778-3859.
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of Greece, including a cruise around the Greek Islands. From left are Bunny Klein of Longboat Key, Lea Ward
of Bradenton, Judy McClarren of Holmes Beach and Jeanette Rothberg of Anna Maria.
Pile driving for
Key Royale Bridge
Contractor Cone & Graham will begin driving piles
for the Key Royale Bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 23, a
day earlier than originally planned.
The company also released a schedule of future
pile-driving, saying it plans to pound its pipes into
the canal bottom on Aug. 28 and Aug. 30, and on
Sept. 1, 6 and 8.
Residents in the area near the bridge are advised
that the pile-driving could become noisy during the
Marilyn and Jim Shirley of Holmes Beach took their
Islander newspaper to Caribou, Alaska, where they
went salmon fishing. Their hotel was adjacent to the
housing for workers who maintain and monitor the
Top Notch winner, photo student
The Islander newspaper's annual Top Notch photo
contest winner, Kim Klemnt, is pictured here with one
of her "rewards." She's a senior at the University of
Florida where she is majoring in creative photogra-
phy, "but when I graduate, my focus will be to be a
sports photographer," she said. She presently shoots
photos for the "Independent School Paper" and just
completed a summer internship at IMG/Bollettieri
Academy where the majority of her work in market-
ing was as the sports photographer for the academy.
Klement took her winning photo of a hermit crab
while in the Bahamas for a UF wood-carving class.
Rotarians to hear about
Reader Patch Club
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will be
brought up to date on: progress of the club-sponsored
Rotary Reader Patch Club at Anna Maria Elementary
School at a meeting at noon Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Speaking will be Lynne McDonough, media spe-
cialist at the school. The meeting will be at the weekly
luncheon of the club at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Details may be
obtained by calling 350-4326.
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Island featured in New York Fringe Festival
By Diana Bogan �
Stephen Riordan spent summers on the Island with
parents, three sisters and a brother before he graduated
from high school and moved to New York. Riordan's
parents lived in Bradenton before moving to Seminole,
Fla., and his aunt and uncle, Dan and Barbara Murphy,
are Island residents. It's only natural that Riordan has
fond memories of Anna Maria Island.
His memories have surfaced to play a prominent
role in his new play "Light & Love," being featured
Aug. 12- 22 in the New York Fringe Festival.
This is the 10th Anniversary of FringeNYC and
the festival received approximately 2,000 applications
this year - the most ever. The selection process is
adjudicated by professional New York actors, writers
and directors, so Riordan said being among the 180
selected shows is definitely validating.
This is a first for playwrite Riordan, although he
has participated in the festival in the past as an actor.
"The Fringe is always fun," he said. "You get to
be a part of a great community of artists who are sup-
portive of each other and enthusiastic."
Riordan moved to New York in 1998 after gradu-
ating to attend college at the American Academy of
Dramatic Arts, the oldest conservatory for theater in
the English-speaking world.
"It's a performance-based school for actors only
- so I acted and I loved it," he said.
As much as he loves acting, he said he found it sur-
prisingly limiting. "As a writer and director, I am able to
explore so much more. I am able to create not only the
characters, but also the circumstances in which they live.
"I knew my voice was in this business, I just didn't
know where. I found it in my words. That being said,"
Riordan playfully adds, "I always secretly write parts
that I know I would be great in."
Riordan wrote "Light & Love" in August 2005. It's
his fourth completed play - he has a fifth in progress.
Normally it takes him a year to complete a full-length
play, but this one he said almost wrote itself, coming
together in just four weeks. "That's when I knew I
really had something."
The title of the play is an homage to Riordan's
10th-grade English teacher at St. Petersburg Catholic
High School, whom he remembers began each class by
saying to students, "deep breaths and love and light."
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the New York Fringe Festival this week. A significant
part of the play takes place on Anna Maria Island, a
reflection of Riordan's fondness for the Island.
new religion in an already crowded marketplace. Fol-,
lowers of this new religion are intense believers in the
positive impact light has on everything in the world.
The religion is appropriately called "Illuminology."
Illuminologists also believe in the ineffectiveness
of modern psychiatry and the evils of prescription med-
Not to sound too cliche, Riordan said the initial idea
for the play came from a dream he had. However, as
the story evolved, the religion became more concrete.
"The main tenet of Illuminology is simply that by
allowing ourselves to believe in the light that is in all
of us, we can overcome anything. We can survive ills.
Simply stated, we can win. I think light is a major
ideology in several religions. Light is a great symbol,"
said the playwright.
Illuminology certainly has several things in common
with some of the newer cultural religions that find them-
selves in the news media, he said. "After watching a very
interesting interview of a very influential and success-
ful movie star who blasted psychiatry and the negative
effects of prescription medication on a national morning
television show, I was floored. I couldn't get it out of
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my mind. It lit the fire, if you will.
"This becomes a large theme of the play and a
catalyst for the story. The similarities to 'certain' reli-
gions are absolutely purposeful, but used for the sake
One of the major images of the play is lightning. At
one point, the two main characters make a trip across
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and watch the lightning
from the shores of Anna Maria Island.
"I love those lightning storms you guys get," said
Riordan. "Especially heat lightning. Although light-
ning is dangerous, as I watched those storms from your
beach, I never felt safer.
"Anna Maria has always been a place of security
for me. As I got older, I realized that more and more.
The more places I go, the more things I do, I can't get
the image of the Island out of my head. Simplicity,
seclusion, it always brings a smile to my face. It, to me,
is truly paradise."
So this is where Riordan's main heroine Kathryn
flees after a negative foray into Illuminology. The Island
is the only place she has ever felt safe.
She lives in a beach cottage with a little sun porch;
similar to the one Riordan's uncle was a caretaker of
for an Island snowbird. And one of the most intense
scenes in the play is set on the beach along Avenue F
in Holmes Beach.
Currently, the play is only scheduled to run during
the Fringe Festival, but Riordan is on the lookout for
additional theater dates. He said he may have an oppor-
tunity to bring "Light & Love" to a Seattle theater and
would love to find an opportunity to showcase the play
"Although I love New York, I love what it is and
what it symbolizes and all that it has, Florida will
always be my home. To find a theater that would like
to collaborate with me in Florida would be a dream
come true," he said.
Time will tell if there will be a cast irip to the Island.
"I feel like this show has to be produced on the Island. I
feel like it's only fair. And my cast is game, especially
after a summer of sweltering heat in New York."
In the meantime, Riordan's family has traveled to
New York for opening night.
Riordan keeps a running account of his experiences
directing the play and working with his cast on his Web
site. For more about the play and Riordan, visit www.
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Aug. 12, 400 block of Pine Avenue, disturbance.
Deputies responded to a verbal dispute between two
people regarding civil issues.
Aug. 13, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, infor-
mation. A woman reported receiving harassing phone
calls from an ex-boyfriend.
Aug. 13, 200 block of Willow Avenue, burglary.
According to the report, juveniles burglarized the unoc-
cupied residence on multiple occasions during the
course of two days. While inside, they cooked food,
consumed alcohol and slept 'in the beds. Broken bot-
tles and a broken shower rod were found inside. The
juveniles told deputies they gained entry through the
unlocked front door. They were arrested and taken to a
juvenile detention facility.
Aug. 11, 2200 Gulf Drive N., Sea Side Motel, grand
theft. A man reported his kayak stolen.
Aug. 13, 100 block of Ninth Street North, domestic
violence. A woman was arrested for allegedly pushing
Aug. 12, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
drug arrest. Joshua Knapp, 20, of Bradenton, was
stopped by a patrol officer while driving because,
according to the report, the officer could hear Knapp's
car stereo from' more than two blocks away. During the
investigation, the officer found a marijuana cigarette
inside a cigarette box Knapp had in his pocket.
Aug. 13, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest.
Dave Lopez, 27, of Bradenton, was arrested for driv-
ing with a suspended license during a routine traffic
stop. The arresting officer reportedly found a partial
marijuana cigarette in the driver's side of the vehicle
and Lopez denied it was his. According to the report,
he told the officer to go ahead and search the rest of the
car, telling him he wouldn't find anything drug-related
and perhaps then he'd believe the marijuana was not
Earl B. Coker
Earl B. Coker, 62, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 7.
Born in Valdosta, Ga., Mr. Coker moved to Flor-
ida in 1964. He worked at Piper
Aircraft and owned and operated
Coker Marine in Lakeland. He
also worked at Galati Marine in
Private services were held in
He is survived by wife Beulah
S-.1' "Bootsie"; son Mark of Lake-
Coker land; brothers Bobby of Georgia
and Calvin of Louisiana; step-daughters Connie and
Loretta, both of North Carolina; eight grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria residents Barbara and William
Nally of Spring Avenue have filed a suit against
the city for its June 29 final approval of the Sand-
bar Restaurant's site plan.
The suit was filed in the Manatee County Cir-
cuit Court by attorney Dan Lobeck, representing
the Nallys, and asks the court to review the deci-
sion by the city commission to grant final site-plan
approval to the restaurant.
In their complaint, the Nallys allege that
as adjacent landowners, they are an "aggrieved
his. Upon searching the rest of the vehicle, the officer
reportedly found a small scale and plastic baggies used
to package and distribute unlawful drugs. Lopez was
charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Roy Salgado, 32, of Davis Island and formerly
Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 17.
Mr. Salgado was a former charter boat captain
operating from Island marinas on the "Grand Slam"
offshore fishing vessel, and most recently was a boat
sales representative in Tampa.
Memorial services for family and close friends
will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at his parents home,
822 White Heron Blvd., Ruskin. Further information
regarding arrangements may be obtained by calling
He is survived by brother Steve and parents Leonor
and Raul Salgado Jr.
party," that they were denied "due process" and
that there is no '"substantial competent evidence"
to support approval of the plan.
Mayor SueLynn said she's referred the lawsuit
to city attorney Jim Dye, who will forward it to the
Florida League of Cities. The FLC defends the city
in all lawsuits, while Dye provides assistance.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar, said the law-
suit is betweenothe city and the Nallys and it would
be inappropriate for him to comment.
Plans to renovate the Sandbar according to the
final site plan approved by the commission are pro-
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Aug. 17, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Whistle Stop, theft.
An employee reported the theft of her credit cards and
blue diamond earrings. The items were in her purse
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange for
August will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 23, at the Whitney Bank (formerly
First National Bank & Trust) at 5324
Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
New members to the chamber for
* Creative makeup Design, affiliate
of Harris-Parker Associates, 2203 Ave.
C, Unit B., Bradenton Beach.
* Costa Lotta, 3600 Gulf Drive,
* Sunset Landings, 703 Gulf Drive
S., Unit 2, Bradenton Beach.
* Bee Sure Services, 4236 20th St.
W., Bradenton, FL
RE/MAX Gulfstream real estate at
401 Manatee Ave. in Holmes Beach has
named Judy Karkhoff as its top selling
agent for July, while Richard Armstrong
won the top listing agent honor.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. at
6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Long-
boat Key and at 3224 E. Bay Drive in
Holmes Beach recently honored Gail
Tutewiler as its top listing agent for
the Holmes Beach office, while Tina
Rudek garnered the same award for
Longboat Key. The top selling agent
at the Holmes Beach office was also
Tutewiler and Henry Floyd won the
honor at the Longboat Key office.
Got a new business going up in Anna
Maria Island, Cortez or Longboat Key?
How about a new product or service, an
anniversary, a new hire, or an award-
winning staff member? Call Island Biz
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or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island real estate
2216 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach,
a 536 sfla / 960 sfur 1bbed/lbath Gulffront
home built in 1940 on a .8 acre lot was sold
08/01/06, Kuhlman to Exchange Parking Co.
6006 Gulf Drive, Unit 110, Playa Encan-
tada, Holmes Beach, a 1,534 sfla / 1,742
sfur 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in
1980 was sold 08/01/06, Kinsman to Killian
2211 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a
2,300 sfur 3bed/3bath triplex built in 1937
on a 50x105 lot was sold 08/03/06, East to
Reha for $790,000.
8312 Marina Ave, Holmes Beach, a
1,366 sfla / 2,386 sfur 2bed/2bath homr built
in 1977 on a 85x100 lot was sold 08/01/06,
Brown to Clark for $580,000.
205 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,596 sfla
/ 1,936 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1936
on a 59x105 lot was sold 08/04/06, West-
berry to KW Land Group LLC for.$500,000.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 129, Runaway
Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla /1,140
sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978 was sold
08/01/06, Robbins to Kocher for $340,000.,
2506 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a vacant
100x100 lot zoned R2 was sold 07/31/06,
Scharrschmidt to Belde for $335,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate-at Gulf-
Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at
Current Island real estate transactions
may also be viewed online at www.islander.,
org. Copyright 2006.
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Broncos football deal for Island resident
By Rick Catlin
Imagine getting paid to watch National Football
That's just what Holmes Beach resident Mike Deal,
a former Indiana University football player and long-
time coach, is doing now.
He recently joined the scouting staff of the Denver
Broncos and has been assigned to scout the other 32 NFL
teams for players that Denver might use when they become
free agents or available through trade. And he gets to do
most of his job from the comfort of his living room.
Deal landed this dream job through his friendship
Wednesday, Aug. 23
1 to 3 p.m. - Sit 'n' Knit at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.
5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Island-style luau at Whitney Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Reservations: 779-9412.
Thursday, Aug. 24
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "Identifying Strategies that are
Advertising in Nature" small business success workshop at
the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce,
6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-
8217. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More with Sherry Fideler at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Beginning-level Pilates with Laura
Bennett at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Friday, Aug. 25
7 p.m. - Jerimiah seminar co-sponsored by the Island
Gentle Spirits Revival organization at the Tabernacle, 4141
Desoto Road, Bradenton. Information: 792-7574.
Saturday, Aug. 26
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate-level Pilates with
Laura Bennett at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Jerimiah seminar co-sponsored
by the Island Gentle Spirits Revival organization at the
Tabernacle, 4141 Desoto Road, Bradenton. Information:
11 a.m. to 1.p.m. - "Mermaids and Manatees" art.
activity for kids at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
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Photo: Rick Catlin
Tuesday, Aug. 29
9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More with Sherry Fideler at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 4:p.m..- QuickBooks Level 1 class at the Long-
boat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce, 6960
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Beginning-level Pilates with Laura
Bennett at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with
guest speaker Lynne McDonough, Anna Maria Elementary
School media specialist, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast
at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Com-
merce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
9 a.m. --Save Anna Maria memorial tree planting and
dedication in memory of Barbara Lacina poolside at West-
bay Cove, Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach. Information:
* "Identifying Strategies that are Public Relations in
Nature" at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Chamber of Com-.
merce Aug. 31.
- Nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve, Palmetto
with two of Denver's scouts.
"A friend of mine is a pro scout for Denver, and I
also have a friend there who does college scouting for
them. When an opening came up on the professional
side, they recommended me for the job and I got hired,"
Scouting the other teams won't all be done from
his Island home.
He spent a week in Denver recently and will head
back to the Mile-High City on occasion to discuss vari-
ous players the club might be interested in signing. Deal
will be evaluating tight ends, offensive linemen and
Games will be taped and stored on a portable hard
drive that is forwarded to Deal for viewing and recom-
"It's not just watching a football game, it's a lot of
study and evaluation," he said.
With more than 35 years in the game, Deal is more
than qualified as a scout.
He played football for Indiana, and was a graduate
assistant football coach at the school. That led him into
college football coaching jobs at Kansas State, Texas,
Illinois, Vanderbilt, Marshall and Arizona. He also had
a stint as a coach with NFL Europe.
Deal figures he and his wife moved about 20 times
in 30 years of marriage before settling down in Holmes
Beach three years ago.
Library schedule slender
The Island Branch Library's September schedule
is quite slim, as expected during the summer/autumn
transition, but a few events are planned.
Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, will see the library
shut down for the holiday, but it will be open on its
regular schedule during the rest of the month.
The board of the Friends of the Island Branch
Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the
library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Friends Book club will meet there at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, and the regular session of
the family origami group with Judy Pruitt in charge will
be from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
The phone number at the library is 778-6341.
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Traveling travails notwithstanding, everybody made it home
It's travel hell out there ... or maybe not, depending
on who you talk to and the special conditions involved
in the travel.
As has been splattered across all the media outlets
in the past few weeks, travel restrictions on carryon
articles have been dramatically tightened based on ter-
rorist threats on airlines out of England. The restrictions
have been made global.
Forget any liquids you may want to bring on an
airplane. Ditto makeup. Food. Hair get. Pretty much
anything for a while other than a driver's license or
passport, although some of those restrictions have now
On the one hand, the inconvenience of not being
able to bring on a purse or bag or book is severe. On
the other hand, it does make boarding and deplaning a
lot easier, doesn't it?
Anyone who has ever flown probably has had to deal
with the overweight, slow, incredibly burdened person
who is always just in front of you with what appears to
be his or her entire wardrobe in carryon luggage. Laptop.
Lace-up boots. The delays are maddening.
Our friends Jo Ann and Don flew back from London
the day after the nightmare began over there. They were
smart: Their only hand-carried luggage consisted of
passports. People were complacent with thie extra secu-
rity and, although they were frisked twice, everything
It was a bit different for another friend, Rick, and
his family as they flew back from London the day of
the terrorist threat. Pretty much nothing was allowed
on the plane other than their own selves, which for a
family with children aged 2 and 4 meant something of
a hardship without electronic toys and snacks - not
even a coloring book was allowed.
Rick said he checked everything except wallets,
tickets, diapers and wipes. Keys were allowed, but not
the electronic door clickers.
They were able to carry on two small kid's books,
but some crayons they had brought were confiscated.
Rick said it was indeed a long, long flight with full
hands and two very grumpy young kids, but they made
it back safely and, wonder of wonders, collected all
their baggage in Tampa.
Notwithstanding problems of families, there is
a sort of freedom of being without all that stuff. My
friend Carol found that out the hard way on a trip to
Italy a few years ago.
An artist, Carol was looking forward to taking a
slew of pictures of the sights. She and friends were
in a taxi going through Rome, their minimal luggage
piled on their laps,, when a scooter zipped up to the
cab and the passenger on the bike helped himself to
most of the luggage in their cab. Actually, it was all
of Carol's luggage.
The U.S. Embassy quickly replaced her passport,
traveler's checks %\ ere restored, and she went shopping
for shorts and T-shirts and a disposable camera. The rest
of the vacation \%as terrific. Carol said, and she actually
liked the freedom of not having to be concerned with
lots of "stuff."
Rick concurred, mentioning that in all his travels it
was the first time he'd ever gone through airports with
almost nothing except a small plastic bag containing
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Consider the joys of traveling from home without
all the comforts of home on your next trip. You're prob-
ably going to be required to do so anyway, so why not
adjust to it and enjoy?
Although I'm not quite sure what I'd do to try to
entertain a couple of youngsters for a nine-hour flight
without at least an i-Pod or crayon ...
Whale tales from the past
You can travel back in the past a bit and find a
really weird whale, according to some new studies by
researchers who did just that in Australia.
According to the journal Science, a 25-million-
year-old whale fossil is apparently the forefather of the
baleen whales we've got in our oceans today. Baleens,
by the way, are filter feeders, toothless marine mam-
mals that include blue whales - the largest mammal
on the planet - and the singing humpbacks.
But this early baleen had teeth. Lots of them.
And they used those sharp teeth to eat sharks. Lots
of them, too.
The fossil of the baleen forefather "looks more like
a modem leopard seal," with a skull about the same size
as our bottle-nosed dolphins, but it's got a shortened
snout and "the eye sockets are enormous relative to the
whale's size," according to the journal.
Teeth, or lack thereof, aren't the only characteristic
that differentiates baleen whales from others in the species,
and scientists have reached the conclusion that the other
anatomical elements of the fossil do class it as a baleen. -
General whale theory has held that modem filter-
feeding whales evolved from their toothed brethren
and, in fact, young blues and humpbacks have teeth but
outgrow them as they age. However, there was some
mystery about just what and when all that happened.
Now, with the fossil find, it appears that newly evolv-
ing baleens and their forefathers were out there in the
waters at the same time.
Dolphins dumber than a goldfish?
A South African scientist has said that dolphins
aren't necessarily the brightest light in the ocean, as
we've been led to believe.
According to Reuters news service, Paul Manger.
of Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand
said "the .super-sized brains of dolphins, whales and
porpoises are a function of being warm-blooded in
a cold water environment and not a sign of intelli-
gence. 'We equate our big brain with intelligence,' he
said. 'Over the years we have looked at these kinds of
things and said the dolphins must be intelligent. The
real flaw in this logic is that it suggests all brains are
built the same .... When you look at the structure of
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the dolphin brain, you see it is not built for complex
Manger said that the dolphin's big brain is just a means
to accommodate a warm-blooded mammal in a cold ocean
environment. "The dolphin's brain is not made for infor-
mation processing; it is designed to counter.the thermal
challenges of being a mammal in water," he said.
He likened the matter to lab critters which, when
put in a box, want to try to get out. "If you don't put a
lid on top of the bowl, a goldfish will eventually jump
out to enlarge the environment it is living in," he said.
"But a dolphin will never do that: In the marine parks,
the dividers to keep the dolphins apart are only a foot
or two above the water between the different pools.
Dolphins, in other words, don't have the sophis-
ticated kind of minds to cause them to jump from
So why do they jump.through hoops?
Manger said it's because of good trainers, not
My last air travel .was to Connecticut, not long
Considering my usual "Island casual" style, I
expected to go through more than the usual trav-
eler's travail at security, so I left extra early all the
way through the trip. There was also the matter of the
camera bag with all the little batteries which, I figured,
would appear like tiny bombs to airport screeners.
. I had no problems at all. In fact, when I was leav-
ing Hartford, I went through -the X-ray to find security
doing the wand thing to a guy in a suit and a woman
in an expensive dress, shoes in hand, grumpy looks on
I looked around, shook out my long hair, snatched
my bag off the conveyor belt, and shuffled off in my
flip-flops to the nearest lounge.
Red tide still to the south
. Yep, it's still out there, but red tide blooms are
still to our south and still in low counts, according to
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute, a blanch of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, "a red tide bloom of the Florida
red tide organism, Karenia brevis, is present along the
Southwest Florida coast with highest concentrations
currently located along the Charlotte and Sarasota
County coasts from Longboat Key to Gasparilla Pass
and offshore to about 3 miles. Patchy conditions exist
from Boca Grande Pass south to the Naples Pier with
mostly very low concentrations detected. Fish kills and
respiratory irritation remain possible between Sarasota
County and northern Collier County, with the possibil-
ity of impacts in southern Manatee County if current
northward movement of the bloom continues."
Red tide is an algae that is always present in local
waters, but at times bursts into a "bloom" which can
become deadly for marine mammals and fish. The
toxins from the organism can cause respiratory distress
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Flounder fishing starting to improve in backwater
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Mackerel continue to be a good bet in the passes
and bays. Trout and redfish are thick in the seagrass
flats in the backwater, and flounder are finally starting
to get big and hungry.
Offshore fishing for grouper and snapper continues
to be good, but expect to go out to the 100-foot depths
in the Gulf of Mexico for the better catches.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, Ken Haagenson
said there are lots of whiting being caught in the surf off
the Island. Snapper are thick near any structure or hard
bottom, and mackerel are moving in all the passes. He's
heard of some good snapper hookups in Longboat Pass,
too, as well as redfish, snook and trout being caught in
the seagrass flats in the bays. Flounder are also being
caught in greater numbers, with a good bet for a big
flattie coming out of the Manatee River.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said he's been putting his charters onto
redfish, small trout and catch-and-release snook, all
with live bait.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said he took local residents Tony
and Bill Werner and the Hiteman family from Lutz out
last week for good catches of mangrove snapper, gag
grouper, Spanish mackerel, snook and redfish. "The
entire week featured a long outgoing tide, starting at
daybreak and bottoming out in the late afternoon," he
said. "The diversity of the catch was the only thing to
write home about because there never was a really bang-
up bite with any of the species listed. I must admit,
though, that I have seen much worse during the dog days
of August. Bait continued to be easy and plentiful."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore fishing is
still good for grouper and snapper, with the deeper
waters producing the best catches - figure 100 feet
or so, Bill suggested. Backwater fishing is also fine for
mackerel, snapper and redfish.
nice-sized 30- ....
inch redfish -
on last week's -.
full moon. He's
the waters of
for more than
50 years, and
caught the big
red while out
on son Jason's
boat, along with
the bait of
choice for the
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said there are still
lots of mackerel around, plus a few catch-and-release
snook being pulled in at night. Anglers there are also
catching a few snapper and one person nabbed a 20-
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishers there are finding mackerel to be the No. 1 catch.
There are also catches of small bonnethead sharks,
snook at night and some big yellowtail jacks.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's hearing that snapper are everywhere right now,
both inshore and offshore. He's also hearing good
reports of redfish coming out of Miguel Bay and near
had a good
day on the
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include "tons"
of mackerel and mangrove snapper from the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge, plus good shark fishing at night.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching lots of
reds to 30 inches, and we're finding that they're start-
ing to school. We also caught trout to 23 inches and
lots of mackerel.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to news@
islander.org. Please include identification for persons
in the picture along with information on the catch and
a name and phone number for more information. Snap-
shots may be retrieved once they appear in the paper.
Calling on Chrysler
Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club stalwart Ralph
Bassett sizes up a poster of Walter Chrysler, founder
of the Chrysler Corp., while on a visit to the Chrys-
ler Museum and Daimler Chrysler headquarters in
Auburn Hills, Mich.
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Camp 'kicks ofi
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 2006
soccer season officially got started with its annual
soccer camp for new and returning players.
Instructional league players, ages 4-7, received
instruction and participated in drills to work on the
basic skills of the game, like conditioning, passing,
dribbling and shooting.
The older, more experienced players also worked
on the basics, but they also took part in drills to improve
their offensive and defensive skills.
Mostly though, the camp was about having fun.
Abigail Fritz and Natasha Nieckoski were partici-
pating in a passing drill, and Nieckoski, who said she is
7 and 3/4 years old, was asked how she liked the soccer
camp. "It's fun," she said, "I especially like kicking the
ball to each other."
Hearing the coaches say it's time to scrimmage is
what the majority of the campers wanted to hear - they
all wanna play soccer, after all.
Due to a construction project at the Anna Maria-
Island Community Center, games will be played at
the new soccer field behind the Holmes Beach Public
Works building. The Center also set up two smaller
fields in the outfield of Birdie Tebbetts Field for the
Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke said the
Claudia Hinds challenges Austin Morrow for the ball
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Instructional Leaguers run a warmup lap to get loose for soccer camp. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
league will host two games in the instructional league
(ages 4-7) and one competitive league (ages 8-16) game
on given afternoons, with the rest of the games being
played on Saturdays, since there are no lights at the
Holmes Beach facility. However, the schedule is not
yet made up, pending final tryouts.
Jonatzke also stated that the Center is going to pro-
vide training for its soccer coaches through the National
Youth Sports Coaching Association. NYSCAhas a code
of ethics that coaches must follow in order to gain cer-
tification, and they provide training for coaches with
an emphasis on positive coaching techniques.
Speaking of coaching, Jonatzke is issuing a call
for volunteer coaches in Division III for players
The regular season -gets under way next week
after mandatory tryouts, which remain for these spe-
cific age groups:
*Ages 10-11: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
*Ages.14-16: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.
*Ages 12-13: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25.
For more information, contact Jonatzke at
Key Royale golf news
The golfers were out in force during the Aug. 14-
18 week at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The men teed it up on MNlonda\ for a nine-hole, two
best balls of foursome game. To teams finished at
six-under-par 58 to tie for first place. John Atkinson,
Dick Grimme, Chris Collins and Trip Tripolino made
TWO WATERFRONT LOTS:
7089 Longboat Drive North
Initial bid at $1,025,000
Auction at the Bankruptcy Court inTampa
September 25, 2006 at 11:00 am
Contact Robert Davenport
at Brasota Mortgage Company
up one team, while Ralph Basseft ,Dick Miller, Austin
Rice and Mike Wagner were the other winners.
On Wednesday, Al Morgan and Vince Mercadante
combined to shoot a two-under 126 to run away with
first place in an 18-hole, partners low-net competition.
John Atkinson and Dick Grimme finished in second
place with 137, while Bob Kral and John Heiselman
came in at 142 to finish in third place.
On Thursday, the men and women got together
for-a co-ed, nine-hole best ball of foursome game.
The team of Jane Winegarden, F.S. Williamson, Terry
Westby and John Driscoll combined to fire a six-under-
par 26. One shot back and in second place was the
team of Lois Biel, Sally Keyes and Rex Hagen. Keyes
finished strong and earned some bragging rights with
a chip-in on No. 9.
Skimboard contest on tap
The annual BeachHouse Skimboaid Bash will take
place.Aug. 26 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.
The contest, which gets started at 7:30 a.m.,
costs $30 for amateur and $60 for profession-
als. Each entrant receives a competition T-shirt,
gift bag, lunch and a raffle ticket. The deadline
for entry is Aug. 22. Entry forms can be picked
up at the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902' Gulf Drie.
Trophies \\ ill be awarded to the top three in each
division and prizes go to the top four in each division.
For more information, call 778-1Q01.
Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 * 401-B Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.178.4847 * loll Free 1.800.772.3235
Enjoy specta(ular Bimini Uay - _,l
walerfromn views from this
private 19,000 sf beautifully . . |-
landscaped property, one of the largestlots around. Super Key Royale
location in a very desirable neighborhood. II's a boating paradise with
deep,,prolected 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.
Reach more than 20,000 people weekly
with your ad for as little as $20!
Call Nancy, 778-7978
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FOR SALE: BROWN leather La-Z-Boy reclining sofa.
Purchased new for $2,400 last year. Must sell. Make an
MOVING SALE: 8am-2pm Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
26-27. Antiques, couches, dressers, coffee table, more.
102 55th St., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 8am-? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
25-27. Make us an offer, everything must go. Grill, vinyl
shed, all house furniture. 308 57th St., Holmes Beach.
BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS, Antiques, Jewelry. Select furniture,
art work, mirrors, prints 40-60 percent off. All sterling
jewelry 50-70 percent off. Select vintage and costume
jewelry, crystal, cups and saucers, salt and pepper sets,
books, thimbles, dolls 50-90 percent off. Open seven
days, 9:30am-5pm. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive,
LOST BIRD: INDIAN Ringneck. Yellow-with red beak.
Name is Sunshine. Call Sabina at Haley's Motel,
MISSING CAT: FAMILY pet, inside cat. Orange and tan,
small and friendly. Name is Woodstock. Last seen Aug.
13 on 62nd Street, Seaside Gardens, Holmes Beach. If
found, please call 941-778-7770.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org!
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call
941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.
KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: One cabin left. 5 days/6
nights aboard 65-foot sailing vessel, Lex-Sea. $1,895
per couple, inclusive, bring your own beer. Depart from
Cortez Oct. 25. 941-713-5958.
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-
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.
FIND IT! BUY IT! SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
BRADENTON-19600 ESTATE ROAD 64 Unique home situated on 20 acres w/ 2 acres of mature grapes and spring fed, perennial stream. Directly
across from Lake Manatee State park which protects views, provides additional riding trails, swimming and boat launch. 3 BR/2BA $1,795,000
-' 1 I . I-'R URL H1 I R L KL A.:c.lutel,
charming condo beautifully turn-key furnished
in a "cottage style" decor. Best location in the
Preserve Golf Club at Tara. The living/dining
room and screened lanai overlook a lovely pond
and preserve with privacy. $289,000
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DRIVE Largest rental property on island.
Sleeps 18! 7BR/6BA, 3 kitchens, heated pool
with dock/boat house. Great cash flow. Will
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COUNTRY LAKES TRAIL Best home in the
areaatthis price!Totallyremodeled,private backyard,
caged pool.4BR, beautifully landscaped,great location
between Sarasota and Bradenton.PalmAire Country
Club offers golf and tennis. $499,000
REAL ESTATE LLC
FLAMINGO CAYWATERFRONT POOL HOME
3BR/2BA plus den, heated pool, new roof and landscaping,
dock and boatlift, direct access to Intracoastal. $859,000.
HOLMES BEACH POOL HOME
2BR/2BA open plan. Vaulted ceiling, wet bar, deck, large lot,
fenced yard, pool and hot tub. $574,500.
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.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Tile, pavers, fence, room for pool, new dock,
direct access to Tampa Bay. $799,900.
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.
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.
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.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT HOME
3BR/2BA canalfront. Private dock. Direct access to Tampa Bay
and Intracoastal Waterway. $679,000.
ANNUAL and SEASONAL
779-0202 * (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center * 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 * www.siiuncoastinc.com
BRADENTON BEACH - 244 17TH ST PALMETTO-4607 ARLINGTON ROAD BRADENTON BEACH - SANDCASTLE Gulf
2BR plus office/den, 2BA, open plan, granite, Full Bay views are unbelievable! 100' seawall, front newer construction, complex only has
underground parkingwith elevator. 1/2 block total remodel includes Maple cabinets, Corian 8 units, covered parking, pool, 3 bedroom, 2
to beach access. Wonderful location on Anna counters, new appliances, new tile and carpet, bath, beautifully turn-key furnished, elevator.
Maria Island. Bradenton Beach Club has newly painted, new A/C and oversized garage. $1,699,000
two heated pools, spa, fitness center and a Amazing sunsets! Only 17 minutes from St.
boardwalk that leads to the Bay. $599,000 Pete. 2BR/2BA $985,000
Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
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BLACK LAB PUPPIES for sale: AKC registered, field/trial
champs with papers. Male, 9 weeks old, shots, $500.
HARLEY DAVIDSON 2001 FX DL. Screaming Eagle
Upgrade 1450cc. 3,480 miles, too many extras to list.
Excellent condition. 941-795-2906.
1996 CAMRY: GOOD condition. 71,000 miles. $4,500.
941-761-9640 or 305-942-8991.
BOAT SLIPS FOR rent, up to 50 feet. Two minutes to
Intracoastal Waterway by Cortez. Parrot Cove Marina,
1985 COBIA 185 BOWRIDER: Mercury 115 motor. 85
hours use since new. Stored five years. Needs work. $999
or best offer. 941-778-3086.
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 member-
ship software, PowerPoint helpful. Call 941-778-0719.
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.
NURSES NEEDED FOR long-term home care for lady
with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Full/part-time available. Travel
opportunity. (941) 383-6953.
PARTTO FULL-time handyman needed for Holmes Beach
area properties. Please, fax resume to 941-866-9078.
PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING position available at local
area motel. Phone Janet at 941-778-2780
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING KITCHEN HELP and servers for fine dining
restaurant. Apply in person to Chef Damon, Ooh La La!
Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La!
Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef
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Perfection in this Key Royale home. Open elevator & 2 car garage. Enjoy sunsets over
water, nobridges. $1,300,000.KathyValente, the gulf from balconies. $1,045,000. Jody
748-6300 or 685-6767. 529619 Shinn, 941-748-6300 or 705-5704. 535082
2BR condo located in Gulf View directly on
Bradenton Beach. Great vacation retreat
along with excellent rental income
opportunity. $869,000. Victoria Horstmann,
748-6300 or 932-7199. 534401
PELICAN COVE beautifully and stylishly
updated 2BR condo across the street from
Bradenton Beach with full gulf views, a pool
and partial bayviews. Excellent rental policy
and history. $575,000 Victoria Horstmann,
748-6300 or 518-1278. 534548.
HOLMES* BEACH. Contemporaty, 4-5BR beach home w/tropical landscaping In gated
enclave. Nearly 3/4 acre directly onthe Gulf. Balconies havespectacularsunset & gulf views.
$4,800,000. 748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 527811
SNEAD ISLAND. Stunning views from East & West side of this newer waterfront 3BR +
office home with lake views on front & wide canal views In rear. Dock w/lift & heated pool.
$1,150,000. 748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 524417
DIRECT BEACHFRONTI Turnkey furnished 2BR condo with Gulf views from
living/dining, master bedroom & patio. Smaller complex w/heated pool & tropical
landscape. No rental restrictions, wonderful investment. $799,900. Ally Howell,
748-6300 or 224-6378. 530750.
PLAYA ENCANTADA. Superbly maintained Gulf-front complex, 2BR, turnkey furnished,
built-ins, updated kitchen, hurricane shutters, heated pool, jacuzzis, shuffleboard & tennis
courts. Partial Gulf views. $700,000. Kimberly Roehl, 748-6300 or 447-9988. 525492
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT Serene setting w/lush, tropical yard, 3 BR, split plan home
on quietstreet. Direct'accessto Gulf & Bayfrom private dock. Outstanding Island location.
$649,000. Ruth Lawler or Maryann Lawler, 748, 6300 or 587-4623. 534017.
TRADITIONAL3BR home, woodflooring,ceramictile,fireplace,spaciouskitchen, upgraded
appliances & den. 1 acre w/private pole barn, trees & fenced. Salt chlorinated pool w/spa.
Home buyer warranty! $647,000. Patricia Grieco, 748-6300 or 737-8689. 534891.
PERICO ISLAND. Enjoy the ultimate Florida Lifestyle in this beautiful maintenance.free
2BR patio home Open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, fully tiled, fireplace, private pool in a
courtyardusetting. $389,900. Kimberly Roehl, 748-6300 or 447-9988. 513561
VILLAS BY THE SEA. 1 BR condo, centrally located in Bradenton Beach. Updated
interior & exterior renovations, new heated pool, roof & tropical landscape. Turnkey
furnished in a charming tropical beach decor. $319,000. Kimberly Roehl, 748-6300
or 447-9988' 534869.
ALL DRESSED UP and ready to go. Great northwest location. Home has many recent
updates, including kitchen, bath & new media room. New a/c system and insulation too.
Priced below appraisal. $319,900. Joanne Jenkins, 748-6300 orn228-7878. 535425
BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT: THRIVING business,
building with additional income, beer/wine. $1,690,000.
Confidentiality agreement required. Longview Realty,
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and interme-
diates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-
hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen,
team competitor. Call 941-778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids,
first-aid certified. Charlotte, 941-756 5496.
BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid 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 atThe Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
NANNY, HOUSEKEEPER: INTERGENERATIONAL care
now available. New York transplant seeking new clients for
part-time or on-call assignments. Many years of experi-
ence with children, disabled teens and adults and seniors.
CPR/first-aid certified. Mature, loving, responsible, fun,
flexible and organized. Afternoons, evenings and over-
nights. Call Elizabeth, 941-778-5958.
GMaply the Best
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COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2BR2BA ground-level villa.
Top of the line amenities and beautifully furnished. Stainless
steel appliances, wood floors, one-car garage. $369,000.
Mike . 800-367-1617
Norman 4W 3101GULFDRIVE
Realty INC HOLMES
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ISLAND.CANAL HOME REDUCED 3BR/2.5BAwith fireplace. Corner
lot on canal with new dock and caged pool. New kitchen cabinets
and granite countertops. New metal roof. $580,000. Sellerwill pay
one point towards buyers mortgage. Call Carleen Weise, Realtor,
KEY ROYALE This outstanding 3BR/3BAcanalfront home has been
renovated, updated, and added on. Extensive pavers, brickwalkand
patios, new barrel roof 2004, 75-foot seawall, 50-foot dock with
13,000 Ib boatlift, This home is lovely inside and out. A 27-foot
Sport Craft with twin 150s will stay with full price offer. Offered at
$1,650,000. Call Zee Catanese, Realtor, 941-742-0148 evenings.
GULFFRONTCONDO SereneGulf vistas can beyoursata remarkable
price. Spacious 3BR/2BA with private lanai overlooking white sandy
beach. Undercover parking. $795,000. Call Lori Guerin, Realtor,
941-773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941- 284-2598 evenings.
5910 Marina Drive - Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 * email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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.
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 I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solu-
tions for business and home. Installation, repairs, upgrades,
networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell,
network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
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.
PRESSURE WASHING, GUTTERS cleaned, lawn care, trim-
ming, odd jobs. Senior discounts. Call John, 941-741-4919.
Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
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1BR/1BA upstairs apartment $675/month plus utilities.
2BR/2BA canal home $1,300/month plus utilities.
Annual lease, first and last plus security. No pets.
NOW BOOKING FOR
WINTER SEASON 2007
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.corm
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
BETTER THAN NEW! Beautifully remodeled 3 or 4 bedroom,
2-bath home on secluded cul-de-sac in Northwest Braden-
ton! New kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite countertops,.
stainless steel appliances, tiled floors, French doors, and
new heated pool with waterfall hot tub. Priced at $449,000.
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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.
CLEANING BY HELENE: Thirty-year Island resident.
Weekly, bi-weekly, detail oriented, honest, reliable, excel-
lent references. Free estimates. Call 941-778-5717.
CONSCIENTIOUS HANDYMAN: CEILING to floor.Texture
painting, fixtures, etc. Drew Hudson, 941-812-5073.
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.
GULF SHORE LANDSCAPING: Lawn care, pressure
washing, landscaping. owner operated by Island resident.
Exceptional value! Licensed and insured. Call 941-726-
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups,
power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna
Maria resident. Cell 941-448-3857.
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COMPLETELY REMODELED IN 2005! NEW HOME! 3BR/3.5 BA 2.386 sl.
4BR 3BA. 2 205 sI. and fabulous boy elevator den and pool Shori roll Io
views. S1,200,000. Gulf! S859,000.
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complete with fireplace and
balcony overlooking the river
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Complete cleanup, instal-
lations, native plants, palms, aquascapes, rock and patios.
Shell installed $42/yard. Shark Mark 941-727-5066.
CLOUD NINE LANDSCAPING: Mulching, shelling, plant,
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No job too big or too small. Excellent references. Fully
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exte-
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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.
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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-
matds. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. 941-720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All
phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years
experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt.
Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing
and tree trimming. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.
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to business. Call 941-705-0275 for free estimates.
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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
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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.
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brock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-749-6665.
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/1 BA
with breathtaking views. 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 remodeled BR/1 BA suite
with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge
Street, three minute walk to beach. Sleeps four only.
No pets. Now taking reservations for summer. Available
weekly, monthly or seasonal. 941-776-3696, or e-mail
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.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with bal-
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.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety,.
changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or
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 HOLMES BEACH duplex: 2BR/2BA completely
remodeled, furnished, washer and dryer. $1,000/month
plus utilities. 941-778-1819.2906 Ave. B, Holmes Beach.
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.
$750/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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-928-8735. Leave
message for information and availability.
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 941-587-6328.
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: 2BR/2BA, ROOFTOP deck overlooks Intracoastal
and Gulf, furnished, $2,200/month plus utilities. Call Adele at
An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.
HOLMES BEACH: 30 yards to Gulf beach, 2BR, appli-
ances, ground-level home with laundry. No smoking or
pets. Year lease. $950/month. 1-800-894-1950.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: AIR conditioning, washer and dryer,
water, large pool, cable. Parking only 200 steps to beach.
First, last and security. $950/month. 941-779-1586.
2BR/2BA CONDO AT the Waterway in west Bradenton.
Boat slip, pool, washer and dryer, water-view. Annual or
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
RENOVATED 1 BR/1 BA: walking distance to shopping
and beach. Tile floors, washer and dryer, lawn service
included. $725/month. 941-735-5375.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR townhouse 500 feet from Gulf.,
Updates with granite, tile in kitchen, baths. Patio, private
yard, washer and dryer. $1,350/month. 941-778-4548.
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 RENTAL: AVAILABLE Oct. 1,2006. Ground-floor
duplex on quiet cul-de-sac in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA
with large family room, patio and new washer and dryer.
Two blocks to beach and downtown. $1,250/month. 941-
753-6594 or 941-545-0669.
MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo
on canal. West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,100/
month. June through November 2006. 708-532-2149.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA duplex. Anna Maria City across
from beach. $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-7003.
LUXURY! BEACH HOUSE: Gulf views, 200 feet to beach,
3BR/3.5BA, sleeps nine, pool-spa, elevator, gourmet
kitchen, granite tops, five TVs, golf cart. Check pictures,
prices, availability at www.costalotta.net or call 863-581-
3252. 3600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA: 750 sf apartment. 100 feet
from bay. Includes water and trash. $800/month. First, last
and security deposit. 949-813-4900..
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: large, furnished 1BR/1BA.
Walk to beach and shopping.Three- to five-month lease,
no pets. $800/month plus some utilities. 703-790-0077.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/1 BA, private yard, fireplace,
close to community center, $1,025 plus utilities, no pets.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE OR retail space: 1,200 sf, second
floor, Gulf views, Prima new carpet, $695/month. First and
last. Year lease. 941-778-4451.
ANNA MARIA 2BR waterfront condo with dock, completely
furnished with TV. $975/month plus electric. Cable and water
included. Year lease. First, last and security. 941-778-4451.
ENJOY SUNSETS FROM large balcony, glimpse of the
Gulf, steps to beach. Annual, updated 2BR/2BA, living
and dining rooms, kitchen with granite counters, garage
and office, recreation room with access to patio. $1,500/
55-PLUS MOBILE home resort. 1BR/1BA turnkey fur-
nished. Steps to Gulf and bay. Available September
through December, $800/month, or $700/month for two
months or more. Includes utilities. 941-778-6207.
TEMPORARY ISLAND RENTAL: One month or more, Sep-
tember through January. 2BR/1 BA duplex, newly remod-
eled, one block to beach. $975/month. 941-807-5449.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA open-plan with great
views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walking distance to beach
and restaurants. $779,000. Diane Miller, 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 RQYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gorgeous
view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, private dock.
$2,500,000. North Point Harbor canalfront 4BR/3BA, five-
car garage. Elevated with new lap pool/spa/waterfall,
seawall and dock. $872,500. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage,
renovated ranch with new seawall/dock/20,000-lb-lift.
$989,500. Both with community pool and tennis. Call Lyin
Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, 941-737-1.420.
C P R: 941-794.1515. Sales, rentals, property management.
Coastal Properties Realty. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.
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. Bradenton Beach.
DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA lot for sale by owner, 50x1 10
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. (941). 778-4036.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA great annual rental-
history. Updated, close to beach and bay. $499,000.941-
ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable iBR/1BA. Brand
new furnished, bay windows with water view. Hurricane
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. 941-224-6521.
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.
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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.
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 Whippor-
will 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. $599,900 Appointments only. 813-
818-8314.8104 Marina Drive,-Holmes Beach. www.boh-
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.
2BR/1BA COMPLETELY REMODELED. All new appli-
ances, new washer and dryer, large yard, plenty of park-
ing, five minutes to beaches! 941-761-9512.4423 102nd
St. W., Bradenton.
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. $299,000.
Call Ken Jackson at Green Real Estate, 941-778-0455.
PERICO BAY CLUB: OPEN house 2-4pm, Sunday, Aug.
27. 3BR/2BA with full bay views! Granite countertops,
glazed porcelain tile, carpet, designer furnishings, planta-
tion shutters and more. $575,000. 941-792-4803.
HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canalfront home,
newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite kitchen. 1.5 miles to
beach. For sale $599,000; rent $1,600/month, or lease
with purchase option. 614-207-7878
BEACHFRONT CONDOS:TWO 1 BR/1 BA, new construc-
tion, designer furnished, breathtaking views, Jacuzzi.
Great rental, walk to shopping, restaurants. Both $995,000
or each $519,000. Captko462@aol.com. 901-301-8299.
HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canalfront home,
newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite kitchen. 1.5 miles to
b.each. Sale, $599,000, rent $1,600/month, or lease with
purchase option. 614-207-7878.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA end unit with full Gulf
views. Turnkey furnished, stainless-steel appliances, gran-
ite, boat docks, tennis, pool. $659,000. 941-388-5238.
FIXER UPPERS: BARGAINS, these homes need work,
lowest prices. Call for a free list with pictures. Free recorded
message, 800-946-4016, ID#1048. Re/Max Gulfstream.
SANDY POINTE CONDO with many upgrades. 2BR/2BA
plus two-car carport, new wood floors, stainless-steel
-.appliances, quartz countertop, ceiling fans and blinds.
Walk to beach, enjoy watching wildlife from your cozy
veranda or take a refreshing dip in heated pool. Perfect
Island residence or vacation getaway! $349,900. Chard
Winheim, Horizon Realty, 941-713-6743.
NEW 2005 CONDOS: Close to beaches, gated commu-
nity. 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom models. $139,900-$250,000.
Keller Williams Realty. 941-932-1288.
OPEN SATURDAY AND Sunday 1 pm-3pm, refreshments
served. Beautiful, furnished, 2BR/2BA condo overlooking the
pool and Gulf. $699,000.5400 Gulf Drive #32, Holmes Beach.
Island Team, Wedebrock Real Estate, 941-730-3653.
OPEN SATURDAY AND Sunday 1pm-3pm, refreshments
served. Remodeled house, 4BR/3BA. $899,000.941-730-
3653. 408 Poinsettia Road. Anna Maria. Island Team,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 941-730-3653.
REDUCED DRAMATICALLY! RUNAWAY Bay large
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Everything new in 2006! Great
view, close to beach, great rental complex or second home.
Call for more details. $369,000. George, 312-321-7501.
ANNA MARIA: 3BR/1 BA home. Updated, fully furnished,
ground-level. Two blocks to Gulf. $515,000. 941-727-5789.
LOT: ONE BLOCK to beach. 57.75x1 14 feet. $529,000.
941-778-4246. 125 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA: GULF access, 10,000 lb. boat
lift, pool, fireplace, two miles to Island beaches. (San Remo
Shores) $459,000.704-986-4173. email@example.com.
ELEVATED DUPLEX: HOLMES Beach. 4BR, concrete
structure with enclosed downstairs. 3,300 sf total. Easily
convert to single-family. $519,000. (941) 807-5449.
ISLAND TOO EXPENSIVE? Distress sale in northwest
Bradenton, close to beaches and Island, one acre,
4BR/3BA home. Extremely motivated owner, selling
$100,000 below market value. 6907 Ninth Ave. Dr. N.W.
$475,000 or best offer. 941-794-6777.
GULFFRONT LOTS $595,000. Homes starting mid-
$300s. New master-planned oceanfront community on
beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, Texas.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape the heat
in the beautiful peaceful mountains of western
North Carolina homes, cabins, acreage and invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure,
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-
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, 865-777-
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-
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.
EAST TENNESSEE: 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.lake-
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Asheville area starting
at $89,900 for spectacular parcels with views, waterfalls,
mountain streams, amenities and much more. Call for
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7 Sight near an igloo
11 Show utter
17 Something in
19 Plastic surgeon's
23 *Site of a famous
25 My dear map
26 Run the show
28 Ratio phrase
29 Hardly raining?
32 *Writer who coined
38 Fee follower
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41 *Deceased writer
whose work was
the basis for a hit
44 Kiss, in "Harry
45 Former Span.
48 Something a bride
50 Newsman Potter
Answers to this
54 Old man of the sea,
57 How 265-pound
Famer Larry Little
59 Legal hearing
61 1939 Best Picture
nominee banned in
the Soviet Union
63 Year Chaucer died
65 *Kids' cookie
68 Folk duo_ &
72 Porcelain piece
76 Some takeout
77 Spy, at times
79 Damned doctor
82 First two words of
85 Kosh B'Gosh
86 Language whose
92 Knick rival
93 French West Indies
95 Bit of a comic
96 Peter the Great's
98 *It was retired in
103 Make _ for it
104 Capital of Belarus
107 As well
108 Daily _, "Spider-
113 *QB who was the
1963 Player of the
116 *World order
123Treat as a villain
1' Its logo is four
2 Iced, with "up"
4 * Measure of
5 Attorney's advice
8 Record producer
9Latin 101 verb
12"Gotta catch 'em
13Its logo is five
14 How Holmes beat
Ali in '80
15 How chicken A la
kingmay be served
17 Milk purchases:
18In the main
20 Fill up
21 University of North
27 Prot., for example
30 Some college staff
31Tree that's a
symbol of sorrow
33"Don't Bring Me
Down" grp., 1979
35 Continental abbr.
36 *lt provided tires
Spirit of St. Louis
37 Good relations
39 "Just _!"
40 French Dadaist
42 Ones getting coll.
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43 Harry Bailly, in
45 *Not for everyone
46 blue streak
47 Kind of race
49 Go with
51 Setting for part of
Kerouac's "On the
53 Kind of symbol
56 What Indiana once
57 River to the
58 "A seductive liar":
George W. Ball
60 Grp. with balls and
62 Ending with cash
63 Singer Marilyn
64 Film executive
Harry and others
66#26 of 26
67 Fall behind
71 Nice ones
74 Neighbor of Rom.
75 Lab safety org.?
78 Hot and heavy, e.g.:
79 Crosswords, say
Rebels, for short
81Mach 1 passer
83 Like Larry of the
84 Healthy amount
87 Football positions:
88 Pioneering German
91 Barbara on the
cover of 15 TV
.93"Apollo 13" actor
94 Symbol of
98 Lee of the old
99 Look inside
100 Quiet, now
102 Truth, old-style
105Figure (out) .
109 Mountain West
110 Actress Gershon
111 1990's Senate
112 Nav. designation
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117 Zenith rival
118 Chou En-
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