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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: September 20, 2006
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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map inside, page 14.


TAnna Maria


Islander


Soccer is a kick, page 16.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


www.islander.org


Perico quilters
Albertine Veenstra, Linda Twomey, Mary Sicking, Ellen Mueller, Lolly Paysour and Vivian laniri are among
the group of quilters who meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church every Tuesday. Everyone
is welcome to join, just bring a bag lunch. The group has quilted placemats for the victims in the 14 apartments
that were wiped out by the August Perico Island fire and will present them to the victims at Ithe bt netfi party
Oct. 1 at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Islander Photo: Nancy -Anbrose

Survey says: Part of Westbay Cove in county


By Rick Catlin ..
Islander Reporter
The old game show Family Feud used to ask con-
testants the most common ans ers I o certain questions
asked of 100 people. Host Richard Dawson used to say
"And the survey says" as ihe answers were display ed
on the board.
If 100 people were surveyed last week and asked
if all of Westbay Cove condominiums were in the city
of Holmes Beach, the survey might have shown 100
percent of the people believed that was true. That might
not be the same answer this week after city officials
learned that a portion of the complex might be in unin-
corporated Manatee County. .
The city was simply trying to determine if a por-
tion of the Kingfish Boat Ramp was within the city
limits or in the unincorporated portion of Manatee
County when it asked the county for a survey of the
area earlier this year.
Much to the city's surprise and chagrin, the county
last week gave public works superintendent Joe Duennes
a survey that shows that not only is Kingfish Boat Ramp
on county property, but the eastern section of West-
bay Cove North condominiums. including at least one

County
property?
;, Ac .,rdmin, to a
Ssu ev given to
Holmes Beach by
Manatee County,.
the eastern-most
building in Westbavy
Cove North is not
in Holmes Beach
but in the county.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin


building, is not inside the city limits of Holmes Beach.
And it's possible that a portion of Westbay Cove South
on the south side of Manatee Avenue might also be
located in the county.
But before anyone gets in an uproar, said Mayor
Carol Whitmore, the city ordered its own survey at the
same time it asked the county to provide one.
Whitmore wants to know what the city survey says
before taking action.
"We have some options if it turns out that a portion
of Westbay Cove is not in the city," said Whitmore,
"but we need to see the sur, ey first and bring it to-the
commission and city attorney for discussion. I don't
want to speculate on what the city will do until then."
The need for a survey arose when the county said
it wanted to increase the available parking at Kingfish
Boat Ramp, install permanent rest rooms and remove
some of the Brazilian pepper trees at the west end of
the boat ramp.
The-city and Westbay Cove residents opposed the
plan and the city requested the survey to determine the
exact city limits.
The city-ordered survey of its boundaries was
expected to reach Duennes this week.


Volume 14, No. 46 Sept. 20, 2006 * FREE


Center


fundraising


goal: $2.8


million more
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
After several meetings with the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's design team, Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly announced the cost of construction for
the new Center facility is now at $4.1 million, almost
twice the original $2.5 million budget.
Additional costs are related to material cost
increases, permitting delays and unforeseen Federal
Emergency Management Agency requirements, accord-
ing to a Center board report.
"As a board and community, now is the time to come
together to raise awareness and the $2.8 million required
to make this a success," Kelly told the board at a Sept. 13
meeting. "We are at a critical path. It's both an exciting
and challenging time for us. Built in 1983, we're glad to
have our roots in a two-room school house."
The Center has raised $2.5 million in private dona-
tions and, although Kelly won't disclose who made
contributions, she offered some general information
about the donor group.
* The average gift was $50,000, with the largest
being $500,000.
* The youngest contributors are in his or her 40s
PLEASE SEE CENTER, NEXT PAGE


The center of the wreck
Crews from Florida Wrecking and Salvage worked
last week to demolish the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria
in preparation for the start of construction on a new
$4-plus million facility. A time capsule planted on the
property in 1982 was dug up Monday and inadver-
tently opened. See page 2 for more on the capsule.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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Center seeks more funds
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
and the oldest in his or her 70s.
Kelly reported that Northern Trust Bank is provid-
ing the bridge financing to allow construction to begin,
while the Center raises the remaining funds. Kelly said
the Center must raise $500,000 in cash and $600,000 in
pledges by January 2007. Kelly has set a goal of paying
off the project in the next 20 months.
Naming opportunities are available as a fundraiser.
This is a chance for members of the community to leave
behind something and add to the Center history. Naming
opportunities start at $15,000. Some of the spaces to lend
names to include the gym, baseball field, playground, fit-
ness studio, performing arts studio, computer center, teen
center, stadium seating, press box, trophy wall, dugouts,
and much more. Kelly has a complete list.
There will also be opportunities to purchase brick
pavers for the open spaces.
Kelly said the Center has also focused on its eligi-
bility for grant money. She noted, "Every penny col-
lected goes directly to our project."
The former building has already been demolished
and the time capsule was dug up Monday morning and
will be buried again on-site of the new Center when it's
completed.
While construction is under way, Anna Maria
Elementary School has made space available for the
Center's before- and after-school programs, holiday
camp and summer camp.
St. Bernard Catholic Church is providing space
for the Center's administration and adult programs.
The City of Holmes Beach has opened its doors fori
the Center's teen programs, which meet in the public
works building, as well as allowing the youth sports
programs to utilize the city ball fields.
In other news, the Center's Sixth Annual Anna
Maria Oyster Bar Golf Tournament will take place Sept.
29 at the Palm Aire Country Club and Golf Course.
Funds raised by the tourney support youth sports pro-
grams and scholarships.
Finally, board members expressed concerns about
recruiting new volunteers to help with Center events. Board
members agreed they need more volunteers to help.
For more information about Center activities, con-
struction or volunteer opportunities, call 778-1908.


* 1


1 , Future center
.. An artist's render-
ing of what the
new Anna Maria
Island Community
Center exterior
will look like was
displayed at the
September board
of directors
meeting.





Sneak peek
Andy Wasiniak, Walbridge
Aldinger's senior project
manager, and Pierrette Kelly,
executive-director of the Anna
Maria Island Community
Center, got a sneak peek at
items in the time capsule
buried at the Center in 1983.
Not set to be opened until
2077, the capsule was inad-
vertently broken in the move.
In addition to a lot of water,
a few of the items that spilled
out were Islander newspapers,
an Island map and $1 sealed
in plastic with a note stating it
is intended to pay the annual
rent to the city. Word has it
that the capsule also includes
Center T-shirts and a silver-
plated sledge hammer that was
used to knock down the old
Center in 1983. The contents
of the capsule will be sealed
and displayed at the historical
museum until it is buried at the
new Center. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


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Villa Rosa scores court victory


THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 20. 2006 U 3


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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge K. Robert
May might have given financially troubled GSR Devel-
opment LLC of Anna Maria Island a helping hand last
week when he approved a proposed sale of the com-
pany's Villa Rosa property in Anna Maria to Gaspar
Properties Inc. of Tampa and extended the deadline for
completion of the sale.'
The original deadline was Sept 11, but May granted
GSR and Gaspar until Oct. 15 to close the deal, which
May must still approve.
May also ordered GSR to come up with $100,000
by Dec. 15 to pay Bon Eau Enterprises LLC of Sarasota
for the "option" to extend its mortgage with Bon Eau
on the Villa Rosa property. If GSR fails to make the
deadline, May said-all of GSR's "interest and claims
to any of the unsold lots comprising Villa Rosa shall be
terminated and deemed null and oid." In that e\ ent.
Bon-Eau would likely end up o\\ ning the piopert\.
May said the sale of Villa Rosa to Gaspar is in the
"best interests" of the GSR estate.
Some creditors say, however, that selling Villa Rosa
to Gaspar is not in their best interests and the deal has
no chance of completion. None of the estimated $2
million in net proceeds to GSR in the proposed sale
would go to creditors.
One creditor, who asked not to be identified, said a
creditor's meeting was held Sept. 17 and the creditors
are expected to file a motion in federal court this f \ eek
asking May to put all GSR properties up for sale to the
highest bidder.
"GSR doesn't have $100,000 to pay Bon Eau." said
one creditor. "I'dbe very surprised if this deal ever goes
through," the creditor added.
In his Sept. 14 order. Nli\ o erruled obYections to



Anna Maria

shooting accident
Bradenton resident William Isherwood, 34,
accidentally shot himself in the hand Sept. 14 in
Anna Maria while showing his brother a loaded 9
mm handgun.
According to Manatee County Sheriff's Office
deputies from Anna Maria who responded to the
3 p.m. incident on North Shore Drive, Isherwood
was at his brother's house with friends helping itli-
some renovations when the incident occurred.
At around 3 p.m., Isher\\ ood x\ ent to his - chi-
cle and returned with a 9mm handgun to shoi' to
his friends. He apparently dropped a live round of
ammunition on the outdoor deck. While'holding
the gun in his right hand, he looked down and
accidentally pulled the trigger, discharging a round
into his left hand.
He wvas taken to Blake Medical Center and
underwent surgery to repair his left hand.
No charges have been filed in the incident
and the MCSO is still investigating, the shoot-
ing circumstances.


Crack problem reported in Cortez
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
According to Manatee County records, the owner
is Julian P. Culbreath of Cortez.
The house is well known to the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office.
Records show deputies were there in July on a
patrol request in reference to drug activity. Prior to
that, deputies conducted another patrol request in Sep-
tember 2005. ` -. .1
The sheriff's office isn't there more often because,
.as residents claim, they're afraid to get involved, for
fear of retaliation.
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hah-
mann, herself a resident and business owner in Cortez,
has promised a community forum with law enforcement
officials to address the drug problem in October. No
date has yet been set.

Newsmanatee.com publisher Mike Quinn con-
tributed to this story.


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the sale by the Florida Department of Revenue, creditor
Merritt Fineout and Bon Eau Enterprises LLC.
The DOR had objected because, according to Flor-
ida bankruptcy laws, the sale of any property by a com-
pany in bankruptcy is exempt from paying document
stamps. DOR attorneys argued - apparently unsuc-
cessfully - that the c\etmption applies only after a
company) in ba nkruptc) has filed a reorganization plan,
whichh GSR has not. GSR's reorganization plan is not
due in court until Nov. 13.
1 Ma\ did s.a\ that GSR shall "escro\\" sufficient funds
to pay an\ tax claim to the DOR relating to the property.
S In add ition. May said, for the property to be sold to
Gaspar. GSR minority partner EdFurfey in ust dismi ss


Fire assessment


appeals due this

Thursday
Residents living in the West Manatee Fire and
Rescue District are getting their chance to appeal their
2006-07 fire service assessments.
The \WNIFR Commission will hold a public hear-
ing it 6 p.m Thursday,.Sept. 21, for.anyone w\ ihing to
appeal the fire district asessment the property owner
received in his/her recent Truth in Millage Notices. The
meeting will be at Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Earlier this year, the commission voted to increase
the assessment by a maximum of 5.4 percent, which is
the personal income growth figure for 2005 provided
by the state.
WMFR Chief Andy Price said previously that for
owners of a standard-sized single-family residence,
the increase will be about $6.75, while owners of
larger homes can expect to pay up to $15 additional.
Small commercial property owners will get about $16
added to their fire assessment, while large businesses
will be assessed an additional $100, Price said.
Price added that the PIG increase will generate
about $235,000 in additional revenue for the 2006-07
WMFRD budget.


Police phones


upgraded
The Holmhnes Beach Police Department phone system
was upgraded Sept. 13 without a hitch in service.
Although. the community was forewarned that
the phone system might go down intermittently
during the upgrade, Holmes Beach Detective Terri
Davis said they experienced "no problems with the
phone switch-over."
"No calls were lost that we are aware of," she said.
Dispatch continued to receive calls through its radio
system or calls that were forwarded from county dis-
patch. Interruptions were minor at most, she said.


Not so rosy
ending
Work crews last
week removed
the former sales
trailer of GSR
Development
LLC at the Villa
Rosa subdivision
site on South
Bay Boulevard
in Anna Maria.
Islander Photo:









his lawsuit against GSR majority partners Robert Byrne
and Steve Noriega and Bon Eau Enterprises.
Furfey had sued his partners and Bon Eau earlier
this year after Byrne and Noriega sold a portion of Villa
Rosa to Bon Eau. Furfey claimed that he had first right
of refusal in any Villa Rosa sale, and that the "sale" to
Bon Eau was actually a loan at usurious rates.
GSR's emergency petition to the court in late
August said it could sell Villa Rosa to Gaspar Proper-
ties and company president Hamilton Jones for $11.5
million. After all liens and mortgages against Villa Rosa
are paid off, GSR would net about $2 million, which the
company claims is much-needed operating capital.
However, distribution of any money realized by
GSR in the sale would be controlled by the court and
the sale would not pay off any of the estimated $3mil-
lion in unsecured claims against GSR.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., final public hearing on proposed
2-' l6-07 budget.
Sept. 25, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Sept 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., city commission-work
session on comprehensive plan.
Sept. 28. 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
A-lina Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
vOS-) 130.

:Bradenton Beach
Sept. 21, 1 p m.. city commission meeting. Agenda:
first reading and public hearing on special master for
code enforcement board issues, pier update, Sixth
Street drainage discussion, special event applications,
letter of no-objection request for Sea Breeze Palms
duplex at 102 Sixth St. S, city pier concessionaire
agreement approval and consent agenda.
Sept. 26, 5 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on comprehensive plan.
Sept. 27, 4 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
Sept. 28, 5 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
at Tingley Memorial Library, 107 Second St. N.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay
Isles Road.
Sept. 21, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Com-
mission tax appeals hearing, Fire Station No. 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College Campus, Sarasota.







4 0 SEPT. 20. 2006 M THE ISLANDER


Island insurance: It's a jungle out there


By Molly McCartney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island store owner Sandy Mattick has
been waiting since mid-July to find out if she qualifies
for the new state wind insurance program established
especially for small commercial businesses like hers.
The answer she gets could well affect the rest of
us living on Anna Maria Island. That's because many
small business like hers that make life on the island
unique may not be able to survive in today's insurance
jungle.
"Hurricane season may be over by the time I know
if I am eligible and if I can afford it," said Mattick, who
operates the Pine Avenue General Store at 307 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
Mattick, who has been without wind coverage-since
her policy expired July 9, says she hopes to obtain the
coverage approved Friday, Sept. 15, by the Florida
Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Associa-
tion.
This is the same coverage that the PCJUA had
hoped to make available as early as Sept. 1. But the
approval process required by state law resulted in a
15-day delay.
In a Tallahassee press conference intended to
explain the new program, PCJUA interim director Dan
Sumner said the annual premium for wind insurance
would be $1.49 per $100 of coverage for commercial
non-residential property owners who qualify. That
works out to $14,900 for $ 1 million worth of insurance,
although the actual premium could be higher or lower,
depending on adjustments for such things as building
materials, distance from coast and other variables.
Mattick is worried that those rates are going to be
too expensive for her. "I was paying $871 before for
$210,000 coverage, including $150,000 for the building
and $60,000 for the contents," she-said.-
Now it would appear, she said, that the PCJUA
policy for that amount of coverage will cost three and
a half times that much, or about $3,129.
Mattick said she has been in regular communica-
tion with her insurance agent and hopes to learn more
this week about the availability and affordability of the
new wind policy.
One irony for Mattick is that the state has retained
ICAT Specialty to handle its new policies. "That is the
company I had before - the one that terminated my
policy in July," she said.
ICAT Specialty, a subsidiary of a Colorado-based
insurance company, will receive an 11 percent fee for
handling PCJUA policies.
Any claims for wind damage from PCJUA poli-
cyholders would be paid from two sources. The first
would be the premium payments. If the premiums
turned out to be insufficient, PCJUA would pay the
deficit by assessing Florida's commercial property
insurers.
While Mattick is waiting to hear from her insurance
agent, the Florida insurance crisis continues.

Rate increase coming
On Sept. 14, the board of the state-run Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation approved a 2 percent
surcharge on all Florida policyholder premiums to help
cover the $1.7 billion deficit that Citizens incurred in
the 2005 hurricane season.
The assessment, would have been closer to 12
percent, if it hadn't been for a one-time $715 million
appropriation from the Florida Legislature intended to
help reduce the deficit, according to a press release from
Citizens.
A policyholder who now pays $1,000 a year for
coverage can expect to pay an additional $20.70, once
the 2 percent assessment takes effect, according to Bob
Ricker, president of Citizens.
He said the remaining deficit will be "made up
through an emergency assessment that will be spread
over a 10-year period."
Both of these assessments must be approved by
the state Office of Insurance Regulation before they
are implemented.
Citizens, which now has 1.2 million policyholders
in Florida, is a state-sponsored insurance program of
last resort for owners of residential property. Owners
of commercial non-residential property may qualify for
Citizens if their property is within the state designated
wind pool areas.


Sandy Mattick is waiting to find out if her Pine Avenue General Store will qualify for wind coverage in a new
state pi n'm-.ni 'i s aIll cI_/m'h'itr alt businesses that was implemented Sept. 15. Her store, located at 307 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, has been without wind coverage since her policy expired in July and the company refused to


renew the coverage. Islander Photo: Molly McCartney

Florida insurance chief goes to D.C.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty,
the state's top insurance official, testified before a con-
gressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C., on Sept.
13 and "strongly" endorsed the immediate creation of
a national commission on catastrophe preparation.
McCarty told the subcommittee that the "cost of
catastrophic insurance has undergone an unprecedented
rise, and shows no signs of abating any time in the
foreseeable future."
-Furthermore, he said, the market is financing all
of the catastrophic risk it cares to under current con-
ditions. He said the availability of capital to support
catastrophic risk insurance is'more uncertain than it
has been and "this uncertainty will also remain."
In his comments before the Subcommittee on
Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored
Enterprises of the House Committee on Financial Ser-
vices, McCarty also tackled the controversial issue of
regulation.
"Much has been written about the impact of regula-
tion on the affordability and pricing of insurance," he
said.
But in fact, he said; "insurance. companies, not reg-
ulators, develop the rates and rating systems in 49 of 50
states. The role of state regulators is to review the rates
to ensure they are actuarially sound. Their goal is not to
tell an insurer what to charge, but rather to verify that
consumers are not being charged rates that are exces-
sive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory."
McCarty pointed out that South Carolina, a state
that wasn't directly impacted by the 2004-05 hurri-
canes, is "seeing the same sort of market behavior as
the rest of the coastal states, yet South Carolina's rate
review system ... is a model held up by the industry as
being a model for so-called competitive rating."

To comment on the insurance crisis, e-mail or mail
your comments about insurance to Rep. Bill Galvano,
who has been leading the effort to find solutions to the
insurance crisis. E-mail your comments to him at bill.
galvano@myfloridahouse.gov or mail to 1023 Manatee
Ave. W., Suite 715, Bradenton FL 34205.
The Islander wants to hear from you about your
insurance problem and your ideas for solutions. E-
mail news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.


Nightmare:


Search


for wind


insurance

Obtaining one of the new commercial wind
policies from the Florida Property and Casualty
Joint Underwriting Association can. be a night-
mare for- a small business owner, who must
follow a series of strict legal requirements to
qualify.
For starters, he or she has to find a PCJUA-
appointed insurance agent. That agent must
submit applications for coverage to three.Florida-
licensed insurance companies and at least one
surplus-lines carrier. If the three Florida insur-
ers reject the applicant and if the surplus carrier
either rejects the applicant or offers a policy that
costS 25 percent more than PCJUA premiums,
the agent can take the next step and apply to the
Florida Market Assistance Plan, a state clearing-
house that will try to find wind insurance for the
applicant.
If FMAP fails to find coverage for the appli-
cant within 10 days, the agent can write a PCJUA
wind policy for up to $1 million for structural
coverage, up to $750,000 for contents coverage,
and up to $250,000 for business interruption cov-
erage.
There is an automatic 5-percent deductible
for the coverage. An applicant has the option of
choosing a 10- or 15-percent deductible for a
lower rate.
The PCJUA wind coverage is available only
to commercial non-residential property owners
whose property is worth $1 million or less and
who are unable to find wind insurance from any
other source.






THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 20. 2006 0 5


City wants to halt vagrant beach 'sleepovers'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Concerned with increasing reports from police and
residents that drifters and homeless people are using
the beaches of Holmes Beach as a prime location for
a good night's sleep, city commissioners at their Sept.
12 meeting acted swiftly to get an ordinance in place
prohibiting such activity.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger noted
that the problem has been increasing in Bradenton, and
that city is planning an ordinance prohibiting the "use
of public or private places for outdoor lodging." And
Manatee County is also considering such an ordinance,
he added.
Jf that's the case, said Commissioner Roger Lutz,
the city needs to act quickly. "We're in for it" without
any legal protection, he predicted.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino said he didn't
think there was much of a problem with homeless
people in the city, but Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens said it's a "growing problem."
She's received complaints from beachfront resi-.
dents of people taking lawn chairs off pri ate prop-
eity and setting them up in several-areas secluded b)
dunes and sleeping though the night. "They're taking
up residence in the areas behind the big condomini-
ums," she said.
Bohnenberger agreed. He's heard of a lot of people
panhandling in Holmes Beach and sleeping on the beach
and the ordinance should also address panhandling.
The commission agreed to get a copy of the Braden-
ton ordinance and discuss it at its Sept. 26 worksession.
In other business, commissioners also considered
several changes to the sign ordinance proposed by
local real estate agents and agreed that because only
one person filed for election to a seat on the city's five-
member charter review committee, the city would not
have an election to the committee in November.
The commission also agreed to amend the city's
retirement plan to allow staff to enter the State of Flor-
ida retirement plan.


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Peace in Holmes Beach
At the Holmes Beach City Commission meeting
Sept. 12, Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger
presented Jodi Achor and daughters Abbey and
Alexis of Anna Maria Elementary School with a city
proclamation for the International Day of Peace. The
Achors were accompanied by Cindi Harrison, right,
a counselor at AME. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Code enforcement board
The commission unanimously and without com-
ment passed the first reading. of an ordinance that
would abolish the code enforcement board and
replace that body with a special magistrate to handle
code violations.


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Anna Maria, Florida


Two weekend
Friday,
Saturday &
Sunday


CEB member Don Maloney spoke against the pro-
posal, saying he didn't think residents should be at the
mercy of an "off-Island lawyer."
He claimed none of the commissioners have
ever been to a code enforcement board meeting
and invited them to attend the Sept. 21 meeting
and then determine if a lawyer can do a better job
than the citizens.

Sarasota Bay improvement
grants are scheduled
Applications are open now for grants under two
programs for the improvement of Sarasota Bay, the
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program said.
Organizations may receive up to $3,000 for projects
that benefit the bay's watershed under the Bay Partners
Grants, designed to "promote environmental education,
awareness and stewardship and improve the overall
quality of the bay and its tributaries."
The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Mini-
Grants program is designed to "encourage Florida-
friendly landscaping and enhance the community's
connection" to the bay, and will award up to $2,000
grants per organization.
Eligible are neighborhood and homeowners associ-
ations, schools, religious organizations and civic groups
in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Deadlines are 4 p.m. Oct. 26 for receipt of Bay
Partners applications and Nov. 9 for the mini-grants.
Applications may be downloaded from the program
Web site, www.sarasotabay.org, or call 955-8085.

Island Rotarians to hear
of Toys for Tots program
Jack Raurke of Toys for Tots will discuss that pro-
gram at a luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Anna
Maria Island Tuesday, Sept. 26.
The luncheon will begin at noon at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Details may be obtained by phoning 350-4326.


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6 0 SEPT. 20, 2006 E THE ISLANDER







Good, sad news
While the Anna Maria Island Community Center cel-
ebrates the future, some folks, including a few of us at
The Islander, remember fondly the past and the former
Youth Center.
We've often noted how folks on Anna Maria Island
want progress without change. In fact, it's hard sometimes
not to resent some of the changes we endure for the sake
of growth.
Case in point: At the old Youth Center, everything
revolved around kids. There was no adult yoga class, no
Pilates - heaven forbid.
Kids spent summers there on the cool, darkened stage
doing crafts, playing basketball on the half-court gym, and a
room full of books, table games, pin-ball machines and a pool
table helped keep young, restless minds otherwise occupied.
Little League thrived in those days, with a half-dozen
T-ball teams and five major-league teams that maintained
fierce competitions in Benji Scanio Memorial Stadium.
Way back in time, the old school house on Magnolia
Avenue in Anna Maria served on Saturdays as a youth
center, on Sundays as a church, and on Monday nights it
housed some fancy poker games. In the 1950s, the school
moved to its present location in Holmes Beach and the
youth center evolved.
Following the tragic death of his son in 1959, Ben
Scanio began what was by no means a one-man drive to
improve the center. Noted author and Anna Maria resident
Wyatt Blassingame called it the greatest single contribu-
tion ever made to the Center. Scanio worked at raising
money by every means from auctions to fish fries.
As Blassingame said, "There was no time for fishing
on Saturday afternoon and Sundays." Everyone contrib-
uted greatly to the youth center's progress.
The 1961 opening of the Youth Center was heralded
by Blassingame in a souvenir program for the dedication.
Blassingame's program began with a telegram from
baseball-great Fred Hutchinson for whom the Little League
field was dedicated. Hutchinson died of cancer in 1964.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, another drive to improve
the "center" - "A new center for me in '83" - resulted
in new offices, play rooms and a full-court gym. Again the
community had come together with nearly every resident on
the Island contributing to raising the new, improved center
- soon to become the "community center."
That's all gone. Only a gut-wrenching feeling remains
when you pass by 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
But a new "center" is on the horizon. It won't be the
result of sweat and tears, fish fries or memories of loved
ones lost. But it will be the "center" of future generations.
Times change and, reluctantly sometimes, we must
move forward.
So let's look to more and better youth programs at the
new AMICC - for all those youths to come. Hopefully
there will be a ball park in their future.
Let's do it for Scanio and folks like Loretta Lease,
who gave unmatched time, energy and loving care to the
Center and the youth of her day.
After all, her son's Purple Heart is in the time capsule.


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By former Holmes Beach City
Commissioner Don Maloney

It was my mother's fault
With earthquakes and red tide in the Gulf of Mexico,
three or four storms winding around in the Atlantic
Ocean, baby turtles heading for errant light, and our
Island cities working on budgets, I've had enough to be
concerned about - especially since I'm in the middle
of Step Six in my new diet.
That's where I can keep eating the Big Macs, drink
Diet Cokes and still eat French Fries, but salting the
latter is no longer allowed. I'm not looking forward to
Step Seven, because that cuts out the Diet Coke, too.
Anyway, in the middle of all that concern, I
picked up a newspaper story with nothing but bad
news for all whose weight is above "normal." I found
it far more than merely somewhat confusing because
if so many folks are overweight, maybe that's what's
normal, no?
That story did list some new warnings I'd never
see before - like just an ounce of sunflower seeds
has 175 calories. It also had some salad warnings. Top
of that list was egg salad at 345 calories for just four
ounces. At the bottom was a no-dressing mixed salad
that delivered only 35 calories per cup.
But what really got me was a story on the next
page, headed: "Take childhood obesity seriously."
It said that the basic responsibility for stopping the
trend of kids getting plumper begins - like charity
- at home.
That advice gave me a change of thought. Change,
because during all these adult years of fighting my
expansion, I've been blaming myself. However, the
article now made me realize that the fault really belongs
to my own dear Mother.
It was she that insisted that me and my brother and
sister "clean our plates" at every meal, and full plates
they were. And because I was much younger than those
other two, they took the opportunity to cheat at every


meal by pushing stuff from their plates onto mine every
time my Mom turned around. That triple-dish-cleaning
still shows on me.
That same lady packed a school lunch far more
interesting and abs-expanding than anything school
lunchrooms serve now.
She also promised me one of those chocolate sand-
wich cookies every time I was a good boy. Believe me,
I was an angel.
There was always a bedtime snack, too, if I did my
homework. Then, passing by our home was the Good
Humor man with his treats. And, because there was no
school bus back then, we had a chance to stop at Dairy
Queen on the way home.
Today's kids don't have those chances, so they just
go home and sit at the computer playing games and
snacking, although I've never seen any of my grand-
children snacking at egg salad, thank heaven.
Anyway, my whole point in bringing up reacting
to that article that says we have to thin down our kids
is that I hope current moms don't take it too seri-
ously.
That's because I can't help but notice that if the cur-
rent school kids, each with that giant backpack, get too
thin, we'll wind up with a collection of humpbacks.










Grateful to Island
Just a note of thanks to all the friends and business
associates I have made the past several years on the
Island. It has truly been an honor to serve you and I
am humbled by all the congratulatory cards and phone
calls I have received.
Even though I will now cover a larger territory, I
will remain close to the Island as this is where niy pro-
motion was made possible. A special thanks to the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce newsletter and
The Islander for my recognition. I'll see you soon.
Ron Valdez, Wachovia Bank


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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 20. 2006 7 7


IEOC considers new re-entry tags


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island Emergency Operations Center members met
briefly Sept. 13 before attending a countywide disaster
preparedness meeting. In attendance at the Island meet-
ing were Diane Percycoe of the city of Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephensen, Bradenton
Beach Police Lt. John Cosby and West Manatee Fire
and Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pollock.
IEOC members discussed the Island's re-entry tags
after Cosby gave a brief update on how Longboat Key
and Sarasota plan to handle managing the return of resi-
dents to neighborhoods following a natural disaster.
Cosby said Sarasota is going to issue wristbands to
residents, and as far as he knew, Longboat Key official
had not made a final decision on their re-entry meth-
ods. However, he did note that Longboat Key residents
would be expected to re-enter via Sarasota.
Stephensen remarked that this was an interesting devel-
opment and wondered what plans were in place should one
of the smaller bridges connecting the Key to Sarasota be
washed out, or St. Armands Circle is flooded.
As far as re-entry methods, Cosby said the county
has shifted the decision-making to the municipalities.


Cosby expressed his preference for keeping the car
tags. "I like the car tags better because you have to
register for every event with the wristbands."
Stephensen noted that the city has tried to restrict
the car tags to one per resident, but said, "We're getting
to the point where we were when we had the sticker
system. People lose their tags, or have come in to reg-
ister for multiple tags."
Cosby suggested it may be time to change the
color of the car tag for the start of the next hurricane
season.
Another issue the group believes needs to be
addressed is the number of essential service businesses
re-entry tags being permitted. Some business, they say,
are getting clearance for too many non-essential staff
members.
Pollock noted that WMF&R Chief Andy Price
may already have a suggestion for regulating issuing
essential service re-entry tags, and that the committee
should wait to hear from him at the next meeting before
discussing it further.
And, the group agreed to make a presentation to
each of the Island's city commissions regarding chang-
ing the color of re-entry tags for next season.


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In the Sept. 19, 1996, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* The Anna Maria City Commission will consider
closing the city pier at 11 p.m. because of recurring
incidents of vandalism to the rest rooms and restaurant.
If passed, the measure would mean charter boat cap-
tains would have to move their boats rather than remain
overnight at the pier.
* Architect H. Patterson Fletcher presented a revised
plan for a new Holmes Beach City Hall to the city com-
mission with an estimated cost of $1.2 million. The
facility would face Marina Drive at 58th Street.
* Bradenton Beach city commissioners approved a
plan to relocate a restaurant on the site of the Bradenton
Beach Marina after the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection fined the marina for having the
restaurant located over water without a DEP permit.


In Alaska
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through Alaska
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reading mate-
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Islanders and
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Anna Maria'
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8 M SEPT. 20. 2006 u THE ISLANDER


AME construction, class size, ballfield on SAC minds


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Elementary School Advisory
Committee held its first meeting Sept. 11 in the school
media center and the group discussed additional con-
struction projects, the status of the school's baseball
field, class-size amendment requirements and traffic.
The SAC is meant to represent the voice of the com-
munity with 51 percent of the board comprising parents
and members of the community. Members are not required
to have children or grandchildren attending the school.
At its first meeting, parents and grandparents
were represented by Lynn Probst, Kathy Morgan,
Linda Berger, Lynda Hicks and KayKay Hardy.
Representing the community were Jim Meena and
Michael Pierce. Principal Kathy Hayes and teach-
ers Maureen Loveland, Lynn McDonough and Joan
Sackett represented staff.
Traffic flow was the first topic of discussion. Hayes
said the school is working on "tweaking" its arrival and
dismissal times. During the school's dismissal time,
there appears to be a 10- to 15-minute time crunch for
traffic on Gulf Drive. But, Hayes said, the biggest con-
cern is for the safety of walkers and bike riders crossing
the parking areas.
Students are supposed to cross the street at the cross
walk with the Holmes Beach police officer on duty as the
crossing guard. However, Hayes said, students who live
on the same side of the street as the school are trying to
navigate across the bus and parking loops to get home.
Hayes noted that Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine had previously indicated, when the school was
under construction, that he didn't want a second cross-
walk, which would stop Gulf Drive traffic in front of
the school twice.
Mike Pendley from the school's construction team
agreed to return to campus to conduct a traffic survey and
propose possible solutions for pedestrian traffic safety.
Hayes said that if a second crossing guard is needed,
the school will look into having the required training
provided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Also related to safety, Hayes spoke about the
school's new "Raptor" V-Tech system. The system will
scan the identification of all visitors and Hayes told
SAC members that if a person is identified as a sexual
predator, an alert will ring on her cell phone, as well as
Holmes Beach Police Detective Terri Davis.

Obituaries


Jess Milan Middleton Jr.
Jess Milan Middleton Jr., 86, of Anna Maria Island,
died Sept. 11.
Born in Little Rock, Ark., Mr. Middletorn moved to
the Island from Pensacola Beach, Fla., in 1980. He was
a supervisory accounting specialist for the U.S. govern-
ment at the Pensacola NavalBase. He served in the U.S.
Na\ \ during World War II in the Pacific and Alaska.
Memorial services were Sept. 17. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to TideWell Hsopice and Palliative Care,


On a more positive note, Hayes said the system will
provide a more accurate log of volunteer hours, which
is one of the criteria used to determine the school's
eligibility for the Florida Department of Education's
five-star school award.

Construction update
Hayes reported that the AME construction team
has received approval to remedy some construction
issues on campus. A company will soon be addressing
drainage issues near the covered pavilion and basket-
ball court. Water runoff from the basketball court has
been seeping into the physical education storage area,
resulting in moldy equipment.
The concrete slab will be outlined with a grating
to catch the runoff and an exhaust fan will be added to
the storage unit.
The pavilion will also be outfitted with two shades.
The Parent-Teacher-Organization is also seeking Mana-
tee County School District approval to attach sunshades
to the playground equipment.
Hayes said she also has a work order on file for the
rest rooms in the auditorium. She said the two rest rooms
located backstage are unusable. "It appears to be a main-
tenance issue, and the work order has been submitted to
the district and it's just a waiting game," she said.
Visitors will also notice that the school district
installed benches along the walkway outside the
auditorium. These are utilized during arrival and
dismissal times.
The district also installed umbrellas for the outdoor
picnic tables on the patio outside the cafeteria. .
The school's former message signs will also be
reinstalled on campus soon, Hayes said. The smaller
of the two will be placed in front of the caboose. The
largerboard %% ill be placed near the front doors, where
it will be visible to parents waiting in the parking loop,
and utilized for PTO news.
Finally, the PTO is working with landscape archi-
tect Mike Miller to landscape the playground with addi-
tional oak trees and buttonwood trees.

Class-size amendment, new teacher
Hayes announced that a new second-grade teacher
has been hired. This is the only grade level lacking com-
pliance at AME with the state's class-size amendment.
The amendment allows no more than 18 students per kin-





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Heather Absten
and Todd Schechter
are newly engaged,
planning to marry
in April 2007. A
graduate of Florida
International Uni-
versity, she is with
Gulf-Bay Realty
on the Island and
the prospective
bridegroom is a
pharmacist with the
Island's CVS store.
He is a graduate
of the University of
Buffalo, N.Y


dergarten, first- and second-grade teachers and no more
than 22 students per fourth- and fifth-grade teacher.
Islander Janet Gesten has been hired to teach the
second-grade class. Gesten hails from New York and
Michigan, and has a master's degree in exceptional
education. She started the school year teaching in
Ruskin and will begin teaching at AME Sept. 25:
The new teacher will use the remaining portable
on campus behind the caboose. It was formerly used
for music class. Next year, Hayes said, the double-
wide classrooms located in the refurbished Building
2 are being considered for use by teachers interested
in team teaching.
The space is large enough for two teachers to imple-
ment the team-teaching method, said Hayes, and some
teachers have expressed an interest in implementing
this teaching method for the 2007-08 school year.
"It's best implemented in grades three and up,"
she said.
"Unfortunately, this year, we have the need of the
portable, but the class will remain in the portable only
for this year."
SAC members questioned whether school choice
applications had any bearing on the school's need for
more teachers.
I But Hayes emphasized that school choice was not
an issue. And, she said, the majority of students enrolled
in kindergarten not only stay through fifth-grade, but
their siblings follow behind them.

Athletic field
Hayes announced that she will be meeting with
Scott Dell, assistant executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, AME Coach Barry
Borell and AME PTO President Shannon Dell to dis-
cuss arrangements for fixing up and maintaining the
school's baseball field.
Borell has also been hired by the Center as its new
assistant athletic director, announced Hayes.
According to Hayes, both the Center and PTO have
expressed an interest in helping the school get the ball
field ready for use. The backstop heeds replacing, the
baselines are overgrown and the bases got lost during
construction. Hayes said she submitted a work order to
the district in July for the baselines to be redrawn and
new bases purchased.
The PTO has funds from its Spring Fling to pur-
chase a new backstop and other items needed for the
physical education program.
Since then, Hayes told SAC members that the
Center has expressed an interest in utilizing the field for
ongoing T-ball programs and may provide additional
upgrades, such as a clay baseball mound.
Hayes said the group will meet later this week,
and will be able to provide more details at the next
SAC meeting.
The next SAC meeting will be held at 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 9, in the school media center.
The SAC serves as a liaison between. the com-
munity and the school.and assists in the enhance-
ment of decision-making and the development of
educational programs. It also serves in an advisory
-capacity to the principal. The committee is respon-
sible for reviewing and approving the AME School
Improvement Plan.


'Parents Night Out' program

set at Island Baptist Church

The Island Baptist Church's "Parents Night Out"
for September is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20
at the church hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The monthly affair is designed to give parents a
respite from parental chores and is open to all Island
children from potty-trained age to fifth-grade. The free
program features games, crafts, movies, puppet shows,
pizza, popcorn and drinks.
Teens who wish to volunteer to help may call 778-
0719 to register, and parents who would like to have
their child in the program may call 778-2929.

Concert Sunday at church
The fourth "I'm Gonna Sing" gospel concert is
scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The free evening of song is open to all Islanders and
their families. Details may be obtained at 778-0719.






THE ISLANDER a SEPT. 20. 2006 U 9


'Get on the peace bus' to AME's Sept. 21 celebration


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Select walls of Anna Maria Elementary School are
decorated with paper buses - the kids call them peace
buses. Each student drew his or her face on the paper
buses headed to the schoolwide peace day celebration
Thursday, Sept. 21.
The idea for the peace bus was sparked by two
AME fourth-graders who crafted a sculpture of a bus,
which they gave to AME counselor Cindi Harrison,
"We're going to peace day on this bus," Jake Parsons
and Harrison Franke told Harrison. She shared the idea
with students, inviting them to ride on the "buses" that
were posted around campus.
The community is likewise invited to "get on the
peace bus" and join students in front of the school at 9
a.m. Thursday for a rededication of the school's peace
garden and an International Peace Day celebration.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has been
invited to address the school. At the Sept. 12 city com-
mission meeting, Whitmore read a proclamation des-
ignating Holmes Beach as a participant in the inter-
national event. Harrison said the school is also listed

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Jennifer Wals-
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three of the
stepping stones
created for the
Anna Maria
Elementary
School Peace
Garden. Each
class designed
and made
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the school's.
peace celebra-
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Islander Photo:
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on the cultureofpeace.org Web site as a participant of
International Peace Day.
Each grade has planned a different activity for the
celebration. Kindergarten students will lead a parade
into the garden, said Harrison, leaving behind them a
trail of Quinoa, the first grain ever harvested by man.
First-grade students will release butterflies, which they
have been propagating in their classrooms. There should
be 66 butterflies to release, if all goes as planned, Har-
rison said.
Second-graders crafted biodegradable flower pots
containing seeds sent to AME from New York Public
School-69 shortly following the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy,
which coincidently was the same day former New Yorkers
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A marine engineering firm hired by Anna Maria
to review plans submitted by Holmes Beach resident
Gabriel Buky to build a house at 103 Elm St. - the
former Negele property and a subject of past contro-
versy - has detailed nine objections to the plan with
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Michael Jenkins of Applied Technology and Man-
agement of West Palm Beach sent his comments to
the DEP on Sept. 5, noting that, while a single-family
residence is "allowed" on the property, according to the
July 28, 2005, settlement agreement between former
owner Susan Negele, the DEP and the city, "all other
appropriate local and state permitting requirements and
conditions, including a,.dune enchancement plan to be-
approved by the DEP," are required.
"As such," wrote Jenkins, "the proposed con-
struction must satisfactorily meet all of the permitting
requirements as defined:"
Jenkins also said the proposed construction would
have a "significant adverse impact on the beach and
coastal systems," and the parcel "includes primary dune
and dune vegetation, which is overlapped by the foot-
print of the proposed construction."
Jenkins also expressed concern that the construction.
"may negatively impact public access" and that a pro-
posed modification to the existing public access adjacent
to the property has not etr been appro\ ed hb the city.
His report noted that the construction had thepoten-
tial to "negatively impact nesting sea turtles" and rec-
ommended that BukN in\ estimate the "'historic nesting
in the vicinity of the property "
In addition, Jenkins said the proposed construction
appears to be "directly dependent on fa\ orable chances
to the shoreline as a result ot renourishment acti\ it\.'"
As there is no guarantee that these favorablee shoreline.
conditions" will be maintained b\ the U.S. Arm) Corps
of Engineers, Jenkins maintained that Buki should


... and attorney threatens legal action


B\ Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Lawyers who showL up at Anna laria Cit\ Coin-
mission meetings - and indeed at just about any city
committee or board meeting - frequently threaten the
city with legal action if they or their clients don't get
what they want,
Attorney David Montgomery appeared to be no
exception at the Sept. 14 city commission meeting,
although some commissioners and City Attorney
Jim Dye might have thought he was preaching to
the choir.
Montgomery, who said he represents Gabriel Buky,
owner of the former Negele property at 107 Elm St.,
indicated he is also a part-owner of the property.
He berated the city commission for "negative"
comments about the proposed construction made by
marine engineer Michael Jenkins of Applied Technol-
ogy and Management of West Palm Beach in a Sept.
5 letter on behalf of the city to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.
Montgomery indicated the commission didn't need
comments and opinions from Jenkins, it needs an opin-
ion from City Attorney Jim Dye.
The city is under a court order that Dye signed
in July 2005 that settled a lawsuit brought by former
owner Susan Negele against the city. The order gives
the owners of the property the right to build a structure
within the approved footprint, although the DEP must
still issue a permit.
The city has agreed to this footprint, said Mont-
gomery, but Jenkins' comments were leading the city
"down a dangerous path."
Jenkins comments about the construction affect-
ing the dune system and nearby vegetation were "most
troubling," claimed Montgomery, and they do not con-
stitute an "opinion of law.
"This is about the law, not the dunes," he said.
Jenkins also claimed in his comments to the DEP
that an Aug. 14, 2006, letter from the city to the
property owners did not constitute local approval of
the project.


That's a legal conclusion %which is in direct odds
w ith the citt.'s ow n letter that da\. NMontgomery said.
His clients bought the property from Negele in
good faith after the settlement and Jenkins' letter "puts
the city in violation of the court order."
Montgomery indicated that if the city doesn't
approve the plans, his client could go back to the
court.
It's-"bad faith" to take away what was settled in
"good faith," he added.
The commission should not let some "over-zeal-
ous" marine engineer take the city down the wrong
path," Montgomery concluded.
But Dye was a bit taken back by Montgomery's
outburst and wondered aloud what was the big deal.
The city has agreed to the construction as long as it
meets DEP requirements.
"I'm not sure what the fuss is .about," Dye said.
There is nothing in Jenkins' comments that prohibits
construction of the building. Jenkins sent his comments
to "other regulatory" bodies that also have jurisdiction
in this case, Dye noted.
"The city has no say over the DEP. They are issu-
ing a permit. Either they give it or they don't. The city
building permit process is not affected and nothing in
[Jenkins] letter prevents that," he said.
Mayor SueLynn chimed in that the DEP had merely
asked the city for comment about Buky's application.
The city had asked Jenkins, as a qualified expert, to
respond on behalf of the city.

Daylight plane ordinance
Montgomery also got his digs in against the city
over another issue when the commission discussed the
proposed daylight plane ordinance that would affect
new construction.
"I caution the city that the more you reduce, the
more likely you are to have an inverse condemnation"
lawsuit, Montgomery claimed. If this ordinance vio-
lates his clients rights or the court order, there could
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provide "reasonable assurance" that the proposed con-
struction is consistent with "natural conditions for the
property."
Jenkins also said wave inundation and standing
water are likely to be significant during a major storm
event. While-a mitigative dune feature is included in
Buky's plan, Jenkins claimed design calculations and
evaluations regarding the proposed feature and "its
adequacy" have not been provided.
Continuing with his criticism, Jenkins said the
information provided about the construction "does not
appear to adequately address issues regarding drain-
age," including how the dune feature will relate to
drainage of the property.
Jenkins also claimed that an Aug. 14, 2006,
letter from the city to Buky was not a letter of "local
approval" as required by the DEP, because the letter
noted that key elements of the proposed construction
were "specifically" not approved. Buky needs written
approval, he said, from the city building department
before construction can begin.
Jenkins' comments also noted that, given the extent
of hurricane damage that has occurred recently within
Florida, Anna Maria "is justified in its concern regard-
ing new construction seaward of the coastal construc-
tion control line," particularly since the proposed con-
struction "is intended as a habitable major structure."
The DEP had asked the city for comments about the
proposal before it issues Buky a DEP permit to build
sea" ard of the CCCL.
Negele was turned down by the city for a building
permit in 2000 and subsequently filed suit against the
cirt and the DEP. A settlement \\as reached in 2005, but
Negele sold the property soon after the legal agreement
\\as reached and the case finalized.
Efforts to reach Buk\ for comment on the Jenkins
letter to the DEP 1"ere unsuccessful, but his attorney,'-!
Da\ id MlontgomerN. %oiced his objections at the Sept.
14 cit\ commission meeting. (See related stor '









Cortez store move progresses backward


By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
It's back to Square Three in the zigzag plans to
move the historic Burton Store in Cortez:
For years it has been up on blocks at the western
part of the historic fishing village, just waiting for the
mover to take it to the grounds of the restored 1912-
built school building at the other end of the village.
The mover is ready, the village is ready, the money is
not.
The plans were practically solid for a midnight
move Oct. 18 when the bomb fell: Verizon and Cingular
found the move would entail more complications than
they had figured, more lines in the way that would have
to be cleared temporarily to make way for the building's
progress. That would cost about $16,000, more than
triple the original estimates on which the move's costs
were calculated and funding provided.
So Roger Allen, manager of Cortez historic sites,
and the mover, Brett Johnson, worked out a new route
avoiding the interior streets of Cortez and using Cortez
Road instead. That would eliminate the need for com-
plicated Verizon/Cingular line clearing.
Then last week Florida Power & Light delivered
companion bad news: It would cost around $16,000 to
clear temporarily the FPL lines that are in the way of


Attorney threatens legal action
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
be more legal action.
"Don't frustrate the vested property rights of
people," he said.
A host of city residents followed with similar com-
ments, particularly about the potential effect that a day-
light plane ordinance would have on the future value
of their property.
Those arguments apparently did some good.
While city planner Alan Garrett, who has spent
numerous hours preparing the ordinance, said there
has been no lawsuit against a similar ordinance in
Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key or
the City of Sarasota, commissioners weren't overly
impressed.
Commission Chairman John Quam wanted to
reduce the angle that second-floor construction
must use to the side-yard setback from 45 degrees
to 20 degrees.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said she didn't think
the ordinance was worthwhile, but suggested the city
establish an architectural review board.
"I'm not in favor of a daylight-plane ordinance,"
she said emphatically.
That left Commissioner Dale Woodland as the
trump card as Commissioners Duke Miller and Chris-
tine Tollette were absent from the meeting.
"We need to get the commission on the same page"
before going forward, Woodland said.
After 45 minutes of discussion, the three com-
missioners agreed to shelve the ordinance until their
October worksession when a full compliment of com-
missioners are expected to attend..

Moratorium
In other business, the commission passed the


the move. The company told Allen that the main power
transmission lines to the area, including Anna Maria
Island, are in the way.
So it's back to Plan A, and that will no doubt delay
things beyond the Oct. 18 date. The money has to be in
the companies' hands before the work can be ordered,
Allen said. Now he has to scrounge up the money from
somewhere, or, in the best scenario, convince the com-
panies to donate it as part of their contribution to his-
toric preservation in the area.
Burton Store is one of the earliest buildings in
Cortez, built by William Bratton in 1896 and leased
to Jesse Burton. He put in a small general store and
post office, and it became the center of life in the com-
munity. In 1900, he added a couple of rooms to rent,
then expanded to hotel size to become the Albion Inn
on the waterfront in the west end of Cortez. The 1921
hurricane destroyed virtually all of Cortez except the
inn and its attached store and the brick schoolhouse at
the other end of the village.
That school is almost completely restored now, and
a museum is being developed there. Burton Store will
be part of the museum. Its old partner, Albion Inn, was
razed some years ago to make way for Coast Guard
Station Cortez. The foundation at the new site has been
completed, and the restoration of the store will follow.
I A={A .... M Burton Store is one
".< ~ of the earliest build-
ings in Cortez, built
by William Bratton
in 1896 and leased
--- -- to Jesse Burton. In
1900, he added a
-couple of rooms to
rent, then expanded
to hotel size to
become the Albion
Inn on the waterfront
in the west end of
Cortez. The 1921
hurricane destroyed
virtually all of Cortez
except the inn and its
attached store and
the brick schoolhouse
at the other end of
the village. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat

first reading of an ordinance extending the current
moratorium on subdividing property seaward of the
coastal construction control line until March 1, 2007.
The final reading will be at the commission's Oct. 26
meeting. There were no objections from the public on
the extension.
Commissioners also passed the first reading of an
ordinance regarding lot splits and subdivisions, but
agreed it needs further review and input from Dye,
who said he would check and see what city codes the
ordinance would affect. The final reading was also
scheduled for Oct. 26.

Flood plain management
Commissioners and city residents got some good
news on their flood insurance.
Building Official Kevin Donohue presented the
commission with a proposed flood management plan
that, if adopted by the city and accepted by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, would make property
owners eligible for a 20 percent discount on flood insur-
ance from FEMA.
SueLynn said the plan would give the city a
rating of 6 under FEMA's rating schedule, making
Anna Maria one of the few Florida cities to achieve
such a designation.
Commissioners agreed to proceed with the plan
and-accompanying ordinances and thanked Donovan
for his effort.

Sign ordinance
Commissioners scheduled a special meeting for
6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to have the second, reading and public
hearing on the proposed sign ordinance. The special
meeting will follow the commission's comprehensive
plan meeting with planner Tony Arrant at 4 p.m. the
same day.


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9 to 10 a.m. - Anusara Yoga with Van Tuyet Bour-
gois, an Anna Maria Island Community Center event
being held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armands
Keys Chamber of Commerce "Nooner" at the Sun
House Restaurant, 101 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.
1 to 3 p.m. - Sit 'n' Knit with Barbara Hines, an
Anna Maria Island Community Center event being
held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
6 to 9 p.m. - "Parents Night Out" babysitting and
activity night for kids potty-trained through fifth-grade
at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 778-2929.

Thursday, Sept. 21
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. -"Focusing on the Target Cus-


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 14, 101 S. Bay Blvd., U.S. Post Office, alarm.
The building alarm sounded. Everything was secure, all
doors locked, and the postmaster will have the alarm
checked.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 5, 1600 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, theft.
A man reported his wallet stolen from a picnic table.
Sept. 6, 100 Ninth Street North, burglary. A man
reported the theft of his golf clubs, bag and other equip-
ment from his vehicle.
Sept. 6, 1C101 Gulf Drive N., Queens Gate Motel,
burglary. A man reported tools stolen from his vehi-
cle.
Sept. 6, 1101 Gulf Drive N., Queens Gate Motel,
burglary. A man reported his digital camera, wallet and
prescription drugs stolen from his vehicle.
Sept. 6, 1100 block of Bay Drive North, trespass-
ing. A woman reported that she believed someone had
snooped through her unlocked vehicle.
Sept. 9 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warn-
ing. Officers responded to a report of a homeless man
sleeping and drinking under the store. The man was
reportedly taunting other people. Police issued a tres-
pass warning and transported him off the Island.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 8, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Shells restaurant, war-


tomer" small business success workshop at the Long-
boat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce,
6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
383-8217. Fee applies.

Saturday, Sept. 23
8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - America's Boating
Course at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, G.T. Bray
Park, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-
6189. Fee applies.
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the
Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.

Sunday, Sept. 24
6:30 p.m. - "I'm Gonna Sing" gospel'concert at
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meet-
ing with guest Jack Raurke from Toys for Tots at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 350-4326.
7:30 p.m. - Magic of Manatee Chapter of Sweet
Adelines new member rehearsal at Bradenton Chris-
tian School, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 746-4203.


rant arrests. Officers responded to assist Emergency
Medical Services with a woman found unconscious in
the bathroom. According to the report, an employee
found another female employee on the floor with a
heroin drug kit spread out on the floor next to her.
According to the report, a clear liquid substance was
found, on the spoon and in the syringe found at the
scene, which have been sent to a police lab for testing.
The woman's boyfriend, also present at the restaurant,
was arrested on a warrant for violating conditions of
his release on burglary charges. The woman was fired
from her position and was issued a trespass warning
from the property. Further charges are pending based
on the results from the lab test.
Sept. 8, 2800 block of Avenue E, harassment. A
woman filed a report about an argument she had with
a neighbor regarding the woman's dogs running on the
beach. The woman told police that she believes it's
none of her neighbor's business whether she can have
her dogs on the beach or not and told police she finds
her neighbor's continuing actions to be harassment. The
woman said she will continue to fight the city regarding
her property line and her rights on the beach and where
she is permitted to let her dogs run free.
Sept. 9, 75th Street and Marina Drive, registration.
A x oman was cited for driving a scooter with a minor
passenger. who was not \ hearing a helmet. The woman
also did not have a valid dri\ er's license with her at the
time and she had no xchicle rekistcration.
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* Bayfest on Pine Avenue Oct. 21.
* Fall Festival at AME Oct. 28.
* Taste of Manatee Nov. 4-5.
* Suncoast Winefest Nov. 11.
* Bridge Street Festival Nov. 11.
* Sandblast Nov. 18.
* Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
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city of Venice for his employee to use for transportation
to and from work. When the employee did not show up
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been stolen while the employee was stopped at a gas
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Sept. 11,6900 block of Holmes Boulevard, suspicious
incident. A man reportedly saw someone park a vehicle a
block from his residence, then "stealthily" approach his
vehicle on foot and peer into the back of it. The owner
then came out of his residence and the suspicious person
ran back to his own vehicle and sped away.
Sept. 11,100 block of 75th Street, criminal mischief.
A glass door was smashed. According to the report, the
door was unlocked and it appeared as if someone had
been staying in the residence. The reporting person told
police that there was an ongoing problem with teens
breaking into the property and the previous day some-
one stole his car, \% which was retrieved in Palmetto.
Sept. 13, 3305 E. Bay Drive, Island Bazaar, theft.
A manager reported that the store's surveillance tape
showed an employee stealing. A capias request was
filed for the employee's arrest.
Sept. 13, 7600 block of Marina Drive, theft. A man
told police that for the past week he has discovered
gasoline missing from his vehicle's tank. He stated that
the tank was full when he parked near his home and the
next time he intended to use his car, the gas warning
light was on. The man told police he always resets his
tripometer and it showed more than 70 miles logged.
Sept. 13, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, trespass. Aman
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Record Holmes Beach budget misleading


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While the Holmes Beach City Commission gave
first reading approval Sept. 12 to the city's proposed
record budget of $12.1 million, city residents should
take that figure with the proverbial grain of salt.
Included in the $12.1 million is a $2.6 million loan
for the completion of a new Key Royale Bridge and
$2.1 million in reserves. The budget also contains a
$100,000 contingency fund. The Florida Department of
Transportation has pledged to refund the $2.6 million
to the city in its 2008-09 budget.
Commissioners also lowered the millage rate in
the budget to 1.8 mils, the lowest of any municipal-
ity in Manatee County, said Commissioner David
Zaccagnino.


Key Royale resident and former city commis-
sioner Don Maloney, however, thought the tax rate
could have gone even lower, possibly even to 1.7 mils,
if the city hadn't borrowed the money for the bridge.
The city has almost $200,000 in the budget for interest
on the loan.
Other residents complained to the commission that
because they don't have a homestead exemption, they
are being taxed beyond their means.
But Zaccagnino noted that nearly 90 percent of a
Holmes Beach property owner's tax bill goes to support
the Manatee County School District, Manatee County
government, the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District
and a host of other non-municipal services rather than
the city itself.
"I agree taxes need to be addressed, but all we can


do at this level is reduce our millage as low as we can,"
he said.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger said the
real issue is the Save Our Homes amendment, which
puts a 3 percent cap on any annual tax increase for a
homesteaded property.
Agreed, said Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens. The cap has forced county property apprais-
er's to look elsewhere for revenue and they've
found it with non-homesteaded and business prop-
erties by appraising them at "highest and best use."
And the problem of taxation is everywhere in Flor-
ida, she added.
The commission unanimously passed the first read-
ing of the budget. The final public hearing for the 2006-
07 budget will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26.


Waterfront successes, hardships described


By Paul Roat
No matter whether it is Baghdad - Florida, that
is - or Fernandina Beach or Daytona Beach or even
Bradenton Beach, the issues are pretty much the same
for the various projects involved in the Waterfronts
Florida program:
A problem getting attendance at meetings.
Program managers from throughout the state met
in Bradenton Beach for two days last week to discuss
problems and learn of techniques to develop, protect
or preserve the waterfronts in the various areas repre-
sented. Bradenton Beach was named as a part of the
program earlier this year.
The Waterfronts Florida Program is a two-year
-exercise administered by the Florida Department of
Community affairs. DCA officials offer technical sup-
port and $50,000 to aid communities in their waterfront
needs through a visioning process, funding for printed
materials and other support.
Cortez was one of the first recipients of the state
designation several years ago, as was Cedar Key, both
commercial fishing communities hit hard by the 1995
Constitutional amendment that banned inshore gill-
net fishing. Without the gill netting for fish, much of
the commercial fishing industries in those and other
cities collapsed.
Dr. Michael Jepson, of the University of Florida,
and Carlton Ward Jr. created a video outlining the prob-
lems Cortez and Cedar Key faced after the net ban. As
Heath Davis of Cedar Key put it of the ban, "We ain't
gonna get over it. It's like somebody killed somebody
in your family. We won't ever get over it."
Davis, a multi-generation commercial net fisher,
said that although the clamming industry has taken off
in the waters off Cedar Key, the charm of fishing has
been lost. Clamming is back-breaking work, he said,
suitable only for the young. "You won't see very many
old clam fishermen," he said.
He also said that the heritage of commercial fishing
has been lost. The days of old and young alike sitting
on the dock at the end of a day, talking about fishing
past and future, have come to an end.
Jepson said that he has noted a change in waterfront
communities to what he called the "www" syndrome
- white, wealthy and well-educated, all living along


,the coasts and many somewhat disdainful of commer-
cial fishing.
Bradenton Beach developer David Teitelbaum
echoed some of Jepson's comments. He said that Florida,
and Bradenton Beach, is evolving into a community with
a small number of permanent residents and a growing
number of wealthy part-time people who come to the
Island for a few months at a time, usually in the winter.
Parking is a growing problem, he said, although the
Manatee Trolley and planned sidewalks should keep
people out of their cars and walking or on bikes to ease
traffic congestion and parking woes.
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Lisa Marie Phillips
offered the group a re-cap of a day-long seminar hosted,
in Bradenton Beach earlier this year by Dan Burden on
walkable communities and the need for more public
open space.
"Public places are the front porches for govern-
ment," she said. "They bring more business to com-
munities, but they have to be designed correctly. The
waterfront is often the face of a city, and it needs public
art that is both functional and fun."
Tom Ankersen, also a UF professor, spoke to the
group. He explained that the Florida Legislature has
adopted new laws that encourage "waterfront planning"


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within comprehensive plans. Among the changes is the
inclusion of hotels and motels in the "water-dependent
.use" category.
Access is also to be preserved, he said.
Ankersen, who is assisting Bradenton Beach in
the development of a controlled mooring field in Anna
Maria Sound just south of the city pier off Bridge
Street, added that the city is unique in another way
- the mooring field is the only one in Florida that
was created through an act of the Legislature earlier
this year.
Included in the two-day conference -were tours of
Anna Maria Island, featuring the walk through of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, and the Vil-
lage of Cortez. Roger Allen, the head of the Gulf Coast
Maritime Museum, described the activities that have
been on-going there since the village was named a part
of Waterfronts Florida.
Among the areas showcased were the commer-
cial fishing docks, the statue commemorating fish-
ermen paid for by the waterfronts program, and the
1912-schoolhouse.
. The next Bradenton Beach Waterfronts: Accessible,
Viable, Ecological and Sustainable Committee meeting
is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 27.

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Soccer season kicks off Island Fun Day, games


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's fall
recreational soccer league kicked off on Sept. 16 with
Island Fun Day, a full schedule of "mini" soccer games
in four age groups which ran all day, team photos and
food and fun for all.
Family members, fans and players were also chal-
lenged to spirit day, where everyone was encouraged
to dress in team colors and show "top-end" enthusiasm
for their team of choice.
Coastal Orthopedic team mom Kelly Joseph went
all out for her instructional league team. Each and
every player had their hair "painted" blue to match the
Coastal Orthopedic team colors, while also providing
face paint, tattoos and, of course, blue Gatorade. Fans
were equally outfitted along with soccer tambourines,
balloons and a banner to support their team.
The action started for real Monday, Sept. 18. Get on out
and check out the action for yourself or keep up with all
of the action right here in The Islander sports section.

Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club were at it again
with a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome game on
Sept. 11. The team of Russ Olson, Larry Fowler, Fred
Meyer and Matt Behan fired an impressive, 8-under-par
56 to lay claim to first place by four strokes over the
second-place team. Seconds honor went to the team
of Ralph Bassett, Austin Rice, Dan Hayes and George
Hieber, who were at 4-under-par 60.
Wednesday's 18-hole tournament, which featured a
two-man, better-ball format, was reduced to nine holes
due to rain. Anthony Tampolino and Chris Collins fired
a 5-unider-par 27 to claim first place by one shot over
the twosome of John Atkinson and Dick Grimme.

Horseshoe news
Rain limited the participants Wednesday and threat-
ened to end an over-200 consecutive horseshoe playing
streak without a rainout. Four players braved the wet and
muddy conditions to play a five-game marathon tourney.
Jay Disbrow and John Johnson battled it out with
Tom Rhodes and Ron Pepka. Rhodes and Pepka over-
came a 0-2 start to the five-game match and came back
to win three consecutive games to earn bragging rights
for the day.
Three teams advanced out of traditional pool play
action Sept. 9. John Johnson and Steve Doyle battled
it out with Ron Pepka and Cathy Stoltzfus in the semi-
final match. Pepka and Stoltzfus emerged from a real
barn-burner to win by a 21-20 score and advance to the
-day's final match.


There they went up against Debbie Rhodes and
pit elder statesman, 89-year-old George Landritus. In a
game that saw eight lead changes, Pepka and Stoltzfus
finally overcame their opponents by a 21-17 score to
claim the championship trophy.


Island hockey player earns award
Nine-year old Parker Keegan of Anna Maria Island
and his Gulf Coast Flames hockey team recently fin-
ished second in the Labor Day Ice Hockey Tournament
in Ellenton. Keegan also earned an individual award
as the top goaliefor making an awesome 92 saves.


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Division I (ages 12-14)
Sept. 23 9 a.m.
Sept. 23 10a.m.
Sept.,25 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 6 p.m.
Division II (ages 10-11
Sept. 22 6 p.m.
Sept.,.23 11 a.m.
Sept. 23 12 p.m.
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Sept. 21 6 p.m.
Sept. 23 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 2 p.m.
Sept. 23 3 p.m.


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By George!
Rebecca George has joined the staff of
the Holmes Beach Wachovia Bank fobl-
lowing a three-month stint at the bank's
Cortez Road branch. A 27-year veteran
of the banking industry, she recently
moved to the Bradenton from Alabama.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

No more west
AMI West clothing store at 980-1
Gulf Drive in Anna Maria recently
announced in the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce newsletter that
it had closed its operations.

Wagner welcome
Wagner Realty at 6400 Manatee Ave.
W. in Bradenton recently announced a
number of new real estate agents have joined
the staff at the Manatee Avenue office.
Welcomed to the Wagner sales staff
were Kim Dresser, Chondra Kaklis,
Shon White and Lawrence Oczkowski.
To reach any of the new agents or
for more information on Wagner Realty,
call 761-3100.


Richard's Whole Foods in Holmes Beach closed its doors Sept. 13 and directed all
its loyal customers to its Bradenton location at 2601 Manatee Ave. W Manager Josh
Boldt made some last-minute sales to customers Britt Basselle, Robin Palady and
Ron Scott Sept. 13 as part of the store's close-out sale. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


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The Sandla, 1, R,_ a, ia u in lail i M.1I ia - l_,i ItW h ,. Sii diily, despite some
current rit.ii,' oliu n tuhat /ii'l ''cUll i m a.c i t't rL Cw on0i .aMnd oilir features at the
popular eatery. Owner Ed Cinhl s aid the consti iuct ii shoiudl be fm_,hed in a few
weeks, in time for the upcoming, winta r tourist season. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Featured sale: This Nautilus condo
at 7100 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
sold in October 1988 for $170,000
and in August 2006 for $725,000. The
cost per square foot is $670. Islander
Photo: Jesse Brisson

Island real estate sales
780 Jacaranda Road and 404
Almanda Road., Anna Maria, two
duplexes a 3,237 sfla / 4,260 sfur and
a 2,008 sfla / 3,284 sfur 4bed/3bath and
5bed/3bath both built in 1973 on a 56x99
and 31x153 adjoining lots were sold
08/30/06, Eiseler to Jacaranda House
LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,799,000.
7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 212, Nauti-
lus, Holmes Beach, a 1,081 sfla/ 1,185
sfur 2bed/2bath Gulf-view condo built
in 1973 was sold 08/30/06, Hill to Tyler
for $725,000.
124 50th St., Holmes Beach, a
1,856 sfla / 2,348 sfur 3bed/2bath home
built in 1953 on a 100xl00 lot was
sold 0.8/30/06, Percifield to Robb for
$670,000; list $715,000.
2915 Ave. E, Unit 1, Starfish Beach,
Holmes Beach, a 725 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 2006 was sold 08/28/06,
Starfish Beach LLC to Piland for
$619,000; list $619,000.
101 25th St. N., Unit 4, Seagrass
Flats, Bradenton Beach, a 660 sfla
2bed/lbath condo built in 1989 was sold
08/30/06, Gulf Coast Properties Florida
LLC to Delisle for $460,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria at (941)
778-7244.
Current Island real estate transac-
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Global weather shift amounts to fewer storms


Everything is different, now it's all the same this
week as El Nino and earthquakes top the news - old
news back again and a we-hope-not new story about
our recent trembler.

El Nino back again
Weather experts are saying that we're in the midst
of a mild El Nino pattern right now, part of the reason
that the projected "very active" hurricane season in the
Atlantic Ocean has fizzled out.
El Nino is a weather phenomenon that begins in the
eastern Pacific Ocean and has wide-ranging repercus-
sions across the planet.,El Nino - it's named after the
Christ child, since it usually comes around at Christ-
mas - is a warming of the Pacific Ocean waters and a
change in barometric pressure there. When El Nino is in
place in the Pacific, upper level winds over the Atlantic
tend to shear off the tops of tropical storms, preventing
their development into hurricanes.
- El Nino also causes warmer winter weather in the
United States, and wetter weather in the Southeast.
We went through a very powerful El Nino in 1997-
98, actually the strongest ever recorded by meteorolo-
gists. For Floridians, it spurred very wet weather,
with an unprecedented amount of rainfall drenching
Southwest Florida in December, January and February
of 1997-98. From September 1997 to April of 1998,
Florida received two Presidential Disaster Declarations.
A total of 57 counties received the disaster declaration,
including Manatee and Sarasota.
Statewide, El Nino back then caused a loss of more
than $100 million in current and future crops. Private
insured losses caused by the weather phenomenon
topped $200 million, and individual and public assis-
tance programs in the wake of the storms resulted in
another $193 million. Almost $6 million in housing
assistance was provided for 6,000 families, and more
than $3 million has been awarded to families and indi-
viduals for needs not covered by insurance.
As of late April 1998, there were 46 El Nino-related
fatalities and 275 injuries. More than 13,000 homes sustained
damage, and more than 5,000 were totally destroyed.
We're talking hurricane-type disasters here, what
with flooding and rainfall in the winter.
However, the good news is that El Nino usually
tends to diminish Atlantic hurricanes, which is what


Red tide taking

heavy toll of turtles
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A marine turtle with tags on its flippers washed
up on Anna Maria Island last week, a rare occur-
rence despite the number of "strandings," Turtle
Watch said.
There have been about three instances per week
of dead sea turtles' stranding on the Island, and red
-. tide is suspected to be a contributor to almost all of
the deaths.
Suzi Fox, director of the Island's Turtle Watch,
said the tagged turtle indicates it may have been
treated in a turtle preservation program somewhere
or perhaps tagged during beach restoration somewhere
along the coast.
She % ill know sometime this week when she has
- run down the information on the tags, she said.
"Whenever we get a big red tide, turtle strandings
increase," Fox said. "There's a correlation somewhere
that we will know in the future. For now, we can only
note the coincidence."
She pointed ouit that all the turtle bodies have
- to be taken off the beach and whatever data may
be available from them gathered and collated with.


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we've been seeing for the past few months.
And El Nino this year is being classed as a "mild"
version of the event.
It's still amazing that what happens in the oceans
far, far away from Anna Maria Island - or other cli-
mate changes in other parts of the globe, for that matter
- have such an impact on our weather.

Shakin' out here, boss
Good news is that the Sept. 10 earthquake in the
Gulf of Mexico 250 miles or so southwest of the Island
didn't do much but shudder a few beds and pictures on
the wall. Better news is that the expected aftershocks
haven't materialized. Bad news is that it's not too soon
to be breathing sighs of relief, since more could indeed
be in our future.
But the federal earthquake gang is for the most part
blowing out the sub-strata blow-up, stating that's it was
such an abnormality that it doesn't really warrant any
further study.
Florida has had earthquakes before, but they've
been few and far between. We're not all that similar
to California, which rests on some tectonic-plate fault
lines, but instead lie on a pretty dormant area of the
earth's crust which doesn't twitch all that much. Think
an occasional belch, not a seizure.
However, the 6.0 Richter Scale readingsgfrom the
10:56 a.m. quake was enough to rattle windows and
cause some concern. That concern was added to after
some experts said they did indeed expect aftershocks
to occur. We've missed those to date.
And no tsunami,. either, since the Gulf is pretty
much benign - and flat - when it comes to deep-
ocean landslides which seem to spawn the devastating
tidal waves.


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other strandings.
With the hatching season winding down to its end
in late October, there are only 19 nests left on the Island
.out of 102 total for 2006. All but two are on the north-
ern parts of the Island, Bradenton Beach being about
through.
The one disorientation last week turned out to have
a bright side, she said, in that the occupants of the two


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Cause of the quake is still mostly unknown, and
probably never will be because it was such an unusual
occurrence, but it's thought that there was some kind
of burp in some million-year-old fault lines.
Bless you, Mother Earth. And, please, don't make
us excuse you again.

Going green on the water
There's been quite a bit of news of late regarding alter-
native fuel sources. Tallahassee now has the state's first
ethanol fuel pump, which Gov. Jeb Bush touted last week
as the wave of the future for clean-burning vehicles.
And now there is a boat that utilizes a new fuel
source.
According to MSNBC, Peter Bethune of Seattle
has built a $2.5 million boat that he hopes will break
the speed record on water, and his 78-foot boat runs
on biodiesel, "a cleaner alternative to diesel that can
be made from soybeans, used vegetable oil and even
animal fat," according to the news source.
The boat has a 540-hp engine and a needlenose
prow that rams through waves rather than going over
them. The design allows for it more constant speed,
Bethune figures.
Biodiesel is something of a trade-off from regular
fuels. It's got a slightly higher nitrogen-oxide emission
rate than diesel or gasoline, but has lower particulate
and carbon dioxide emissions.

Sandscript factoid
Jean Heller. of the St. Petersburg Times reported
. last week that there are seven major and six minor fault
-lines in the earth's crust, the areas that tend to be the
source of earthquakes.
The Sept. 10 earthquake in the Gulf wasn't near
any of them.
The faults shift as the plates that compose the earth's
crust move. The movement tends to rub the planet the
wrong way at times, hence the earth's shaking.
And the movement is pretty slow, about the same
rate as one's fingernails grow in a year. That movement
rate may not sound like much, but when you factor in
the zillions of tons of mass involved that are stretched
out for thousands of miles, you're talking some pretty
significant stress potentials.


Keeping track
- " -.-: - - Volunteer turtle care-
taker Debbie Basilius
S. .. logs the data from a
"just hatched" nest of
loggerheads into the
turtle book of records,
information that is
S.eventually supplied to
the state and county for
the protected species. In
the bucket: one survivor
Found in the nest and one
;. ; .dead hatchling, which
'- J.^ '1". will await sundown to
b, e released to the Gulf
of Mexico. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Dr.
Tom Sprenger


dwellings with lights visible from the beach got a good
lesson and "took it very well."
The lights lured a nestful of hatchlings away from the
Gulf, where instinct normally would have taken them,
to uplands and into critical danger. But the residents and
Turtle Watch volunteers rescued more than 50.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
778-5638.


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12:26 1.8 5:24 1.0 12:05 2.4
12:30 2.0 6:01' 0.8 12:40 2.3
12:38 2.1 6:38 0.6 1:20 2.2
12:53 2.2 7:15 0.5 2:02 12.0
1:08 2.3 7:54 0.4 2:49 -1.9
1:32 2.4 8:34 0.3 3:44 1.8
1:58 2.5 9:26 0.3 4:51 1.7
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TIHE ISLANDER M SEPT. 20, 2006 19


Slow fishing for now, improvements 'soon come'


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing is in a late-summer slow mode right now,
with sparse catches of redfish, snook and trout from the
backwater areas. Snapper is still a good bet, though.
Rough weather has kept most of the offshore anglers
close to port in the past few days, but for those willing to
brave the weather and offshore waters at 100-plus depths,
snapper and grouper action continues to be good.
With the official start of fall Saturday, and its asso-
ciated cooler water temperatures, fishing should start
to pick up very, very quickly.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers l 'rina in Holmes Beach said offshore fishing has
been ni*' slow due to rough weather. The boats that
are able to weather the weather have reported snapper
to 5 pounds, as well as grouper to 15 pounds, all caught
in about 110 f at of water. Backwater fishing is almost
all reds and i.angrove snapper, Bill said, with a few
keeper-size snook thrown in for good measure.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's hearing good reports of redfish coming out of
Miguel Bay, plus back drum from the Manatee River
and mangrove snapper near the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge. Trout action is slow now, though, he said.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching lots of redfish in the Manatee
River, plus mangrove snapper off the artificial reefs.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching small redfish, snapper and pompano. He
noted that fishing is a bit slow right now, but expects
things to pick up soon.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers are catching a few snapper, flounder and sheeps-
head. No mackerel hookups have been reported in the
past few days .due, in part, to some red tide, but there
have been some snook catches at night.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catchers
said snook fishing is stable for him, but he's finding redfish
to be his best bet on the higher tides. He's also putting his
charters on some nice-size mangrove snapper.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include lots
of small grouper, mangrove snapper, and some redfish
from Miguel Bay. There are also lots of sharks being
caught in Tampa Ba\.
On my boat Magic, w,e found good fishing to be
tough last week, with only a couple of redfish in the slot
limit and one keeper-size snook. Mangrove snapper is still
a good bet. thoughN. with limit catches on most trips. Our
hottest action %% as from the ship channels in Tampa Bay,,
where we also caught a couple of bonnethead sharks.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-y.ar-plus fishing guide.
Call him at 723-1107 to provide a tisiing report. Prints
stand digital images of your cartch are also welcome
and may be dropped off at The Islander. 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to news ' islaidle.torg.
Please include identification for pci-sons in the picture
along with information on the catch and a name and
phone number for more information.

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A discount ticket package for a cruise among
dolphins and manatees, exploration of an island, and
admission to Mote Aquarium is being offered Saturday,
Sept. 30.
Making the offer is the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram as a contribution to National Estuaries Day. Tick-
ets are $7 per person and may be used only on Sept. 30,
said Mark Alderson, executive director of the Sarasota
Bay Program.
The tickets will be available any time before Sept.
30 at the booth at the main entrance to Mote Marine
Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., on City Island
off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. Tickets will
not be sold on the day of the event.


The cruise will be aboard the Sarasota Bay Explorer,
which will take passengers through populations of bot-
tlenose dolphins and manatees. They also will see and
handle some of the bay's residents, including puffer
fish, sea horses, stone crabs and cow fish.
'A nature walk on Edwards Island, an uninhabited
spoil island, to see birds and view their habitat, will
help instruct participants in the ecology, history and
folklore of the area.
SThe cruise boat will depart its dock at Mote Marine
Aquarium at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12:30, 1:3.0, 3 and.4
p.m. Ticketed cruisers must arrive half an hour before
cruise time.
Details may be obtained by calling 388-4200.


Pesky red tide persists along Gulf coast
.Red tide and the subsequent dead fish, both caus- concentrations are still being found along the Manatee
ing a stench on the beach and coughing in humans, and Sarasota county coast as well as in offshore samples
continues to lurk out in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of collected 1 to 3 miles west of Pinellas County."
Anna Maria Island. There were "medium concentrations of K. brevis
, But the algae bloom is stillpatchy in its concentra- detected along the Pinellas County coast as far north
tions and erratic in its impact to marine life, according to as'Hone. moon Island, indicating continued northward
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's movement of the bloom," according to FMRI, and
Florida Marine Research Institute in St. Petersburg. counts to the south are from "not present" to "high."
On FridaN. FMIRI biologists said that "the current Red tide is the result of a naturally occurring algae
bloom of the Florida red tide organism. Karenia brevis, is that, for reasons as-yet unkno%% n. bloom to staggering
now impacting the southwest coast of Florida from north- levels. The blooms can cause respiratory problems in
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COMMERCIAL GARLAND COMBO: Two-oven
Six burner, flat-top grill. Taking best offer starting
at $500. Must sell by Oct. 1. 941-795-1111. Leave
message.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, 941-795-1112 or 704-8421.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies avail-
able at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 941-778-7978.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday and
Thursday 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon.
Half-price porch sale. 941-779-2733.511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.

BUDGET BOX THRIFT shop: We're open again.
10am-4pm Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday.
Plus sizes sale, lovely. 401 42nd St. W., Bradenton.

LARGE SALE: 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday,
Sept. 23-24. Wicker furniture, household goods,
antiques, collectibles, ruby glass, sterling, costume
and agate jewelry, books, clothing, oil paintings,
bread maker and much bric-a brac. 522 Pine Ave.,
unit 3D, Anna Maria.

SALE STOREWIDE: NIKI'S Gifts, Antiques, Jewelry.
Select oil or prints, paintings, cookbooks, antiques,
cups and saucers, salt and pepper sets, vintage and �
costume jewelry, ruby glass, spoons, Xmas shirts
40-90 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent
off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 941-779-0729.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 8-2pm Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-
25. Fridge, gas stacked washer and dryer, loveseat,-
bedroom set, desks, pine coffee table, antique cars,
etc. Much more! 941-737-4287. 3401 Sixth Ave.,
apt. B, Holmes Beach (block behind Crowder's).



FOUND: WATCH. 700 block of N. Shore Dr., Anna
Maria. 941-538-4770.



KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult.,
.. Call 941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdi-
rect.com.

KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: One cabin left. 6 days/5
nights aboard 65-foot sailing vessel, Lex-Sea.
$1,895 per couple, inclusive, B.Y.O.B. Depart from
Cortez Oct. 25. 941-713-5958.


BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a per-
sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms
at The Islander or call 941-518-4431 for more
information.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best interest
of children who have been abused, abandoned or
neglected. Make a positive impact! Call 941-744-
9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.


BILLIE JOE: I'm a 2-year old male cat, very hand-
some, black and white. Need a special person to
adopt me, my family was evicted. Neutered and
microchipped. 941-920-1411.

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
941-720-1411.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call 941-922-0774.

ADORABLE CUTE LOVELY Yorkie for sale at a
reasonable price. The pup is looking for a cool and
caring place to call home, so if you think you are
capable, kindly e-mail: tmakcpupsville@yahoo.com
for more information and pictures.


SUBURBAN 2500'SERIES: 1994 very clean, out-
standing maintenance records. Heavy-duty pack-
age for trailering. Dual air conditioning, heavy duty,
brakes, radialor, tranny cooler, etc. Must see to
appreciate. $6,500 or best offer. 941-730-9622.


1990 BAYLINER: 17-foot Bowrider, outboard.
$1,750. Ruris good. As is. 941-778-5136.

2004 STARCRAFT DECK boat: 18-foot, 140-hp
Suzuki four-stroke in warranty. Showroom new,
always in dry storage. Gorgeous! 941-592-9270.



LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
and near shore fishing. USC'G licensed. Ice, bait,
tackle provided: 941-723-1107.

SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.


NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 941-
778-3953.

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
Damon, 941-778-5320.

NURSES NEEDED FOR long-term home care for
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Full/part-time avail-
able. Travel opportunity. 941- 383-6953.

ELECTRICIAN: ESTABLISHED SERVICE-ori-
ented company. Minimum eight years experience
in remodeling and service calls. Benefits, steady
work. Resume to elecjob@verizon.net.

YACHT DETAILERS AND service-yard technicians.
Premiere yacht dealership seeking quality appli-
cants. Experience preferred, competitive wages,
benefits. Apply at Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria Island, or fax resume to 941-
779-9486. Drug-free workplace. Equal opportunity
employer.

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER for area motel. Flex-
ible hours. Call 941-778-2780.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library.
Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving,
and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann
Adams, (941) 779-1208.


BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT: THRIVING busi-
ness, building with additional income, beer/wine.
$1,690,000. Confidentiality agreement required.
Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.


SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call 941-778-0944.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, 941-756 5496.

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog. walker: First-aid
certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great
with kids and animals. Call Kendall, 941-779-9783.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, 941-761-1569.
Red Cross certified.

DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, 941-779-9783.


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ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S safety while you relax.
Call Gemma, 941-447-9657. Responsible, reliable
and experienced, with a love for children. Red Cross
babysitting and first-aid certifications.

RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified.
Call Alex, 941-778-5352.

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.

BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
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rental program, small pet. $325,900.
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BABYSITTER/PETSITTER: RESPONSIBLE, Red
Cross certified. Experienced with kids and pets of
all ages. Many Island references! Transportation
available. Weekly and monthly rates available. Call
Hilary or Natalie. 941-778-5181.

PAYTON AND DINA'S cleaning service: We do
yard work, dog-sitting, house cleaning and we run
errands. We do not mow grass. Open 3-5pm every
day! 941-524-9350.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in
person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 941-778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. 941-778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice: 941-
545-7508.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


513 56TH ST. Spectacular full bay view, protected mooring and custom dock with boat lift. Close to new full service marina and short
walk to beach, shopping and library. $989,000.


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Absolutely charming condo beautifully turn-key
,furnished in a"cottage style" decor. Best location
in the Preserve Golf Club atTara.The living/dining
room and screened lanai overlook a lovely pond
and preserve with privacy. $289,000 .


PALr.LETI,--'304 .V0 5TA'[E RF) CuRD tomi
home at ground level. 12 feet abo..e e] level bu-lt
to meet Mam, Dade Code for 140 mph wind load
Protected mooring on 200 feet of sailboat water,
45-footdock, 12,000 lb boadift. 4,000 sf open
floor plan. Three miles from 1-275. $1,740,000


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2BR plus office/den, 2BA, open plan, granite,
underground parking with elevator. 1/2 block
to beach access. Wonderful.location on Anna
Maria Island. Bradenton Beach Club has
two heated pools, spa, fitness center and a
boardwalk that leads to the Bay. $599,000


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. 3BR/
2BA $1,500,000


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unobstructed full oEc:t of the Gulf of Mex.co
-',th incredible dr.cr 'nmseur Listen to the
waves lapping on the beach. The oversized
screened lanai with Bar-B-Q, has stairs down
to Gulf front heated pool and white sandy
beaches. 3BR/2BA SEVERAL CONDOS
AVAILABLE. $1,649,000


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total remodel includes Maple cabinets, Corian
counters, new appliances, new tile and carpet,
newly painted, new A/C and oversized garage.
Amazing sunsets! Only 17 minutes from St.
Pete. 2BR/2BA.$949,000


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between Sarasota and Bradenton. PalmAire Country
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just five minutes away. $974,000


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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reason-
able, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured.
941-778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, 941-778-3620.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 941-720-0794.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
mates. Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.

EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED TEACHER avail-
able for tutoring in math, science and reading for
elementary-to college-level students. $35/hour.
941-524-4177.

HANDYMAN SERVICES: PAINTING caulking,
interior carpentry, custom mirror and other interior/
exterior general household repairs. Offering quality
services since 1994. Reliable. Call Colin at 941-
376-0541.

PIANO AND VOICE lessons by New York profes-
sional artist/teacher. By appointment. Palmetto.
941-729-2244

BUYING NEW WINDOW treatments? Avoid mis-
takes! Let me measure you windows before you
purchase.Years of experience. Call Shirley at 941 -
778-4515, or e-mail: smundell @tampabay.rr.com.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 941-758-0395.


Gayle Simyson Schuldz...
Broker/Associate .
Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 * 401-B Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216
S:- 941.778.4847 * toll free 1.800.772.3235
www.jimandersonrealty.com
email: gayle511@tampabay.rr.com







Enjoy spedocular Bimini Bay
walerironl views from this
private 19,000 sf beautifully
landscaped properly, one of Ihe largest lois around. Super Key Royale
location in a very desirable neighborhood. It's a boating paradise with
deep, protected water. Fish from your private dock and swim in the large
solar heated pool. Your cars will even be happy in the three-car garage.
3-4BR/3BA. Please call Gayle Schulz, 941-812-6489.


CLEANING BY HELENE: Thirty-year Island resi-
dent. Weekly, bi-weekly, detail oriented, honest,
reliable, excellent references. Free estimates. Call
941-778-5717.
CEILING, TEXTURE AND fixtures, drywall, tile,
etc. Drew Hudson, conscientious handyman. 941-
812-5073.

ANIMAL CAREGIVERS, PETSITTERS: trained in
animal Red Cross CPR and first aid. Over 40 years
combined experience, professional references.
Walks, overnights, pet taxi. Sheila 941-779-9737
or Viola 941-778-3353.

HOUSE CLEANING: HOMES, apartments and
condos. Experienced, thorough, prompt and
dependable. A homeowner and resident of Bra-
denton for 27 years. Satisfied customers are the.
cornerstone of my business. Very reasonable rates
and terms. For more information, call Peter at 941-
753-7838.

WILLIS HYPNOSIS CENTER: Smoking, weight,
pain, stress, insomnia, etc. Betty Willis, master
clinical hypnotherapist. Phone 941-524-0358. www.
willishypnosiscenter.com.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-
7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.





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


TROPICAL BAYFRONT HIDEAWAY Beaulliull, ajppoinled lushly
landscaped, 3BR/3BA hideaway, complete with meandering dock,
boat lift, and heated swimming pool! Hardwood floors, southwestern
color scheme, sundeck, comfy kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless
range and domed ceiling. Short stroll to Gulf beach. $1,398,500.


ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Call 941-778-2581.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and
landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call 941-778-2335
or 284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.

GULF SHORE LANDSCAPING: Lawn care, pres-
sure washing, landscaping. owner operated by
Island resident. Exceptior'al value! Licensed and
insured. Call 941-726-7070. www.gulfshoreland-
scaping.com



SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone"
941-720-0770.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell 941-448-3857.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-
729-9381.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Complete clean-
ups, installations, native plants, palms, aquascapes,
rock and patios. Shell installed $42/yard. Shark
Mark 941-727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 941-778-2993.
License #CRC 035261.


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dock, new deck. Only $399,000.
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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
941-778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. FL#RF0038118-941-778-3924
or 778-4461.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-
726-3077.


ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 941-720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty
years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober
and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.

KEN &TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.


-TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 941-792-1367, or 726-1802.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call 941-778-6170
or 447-2198.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy Inc.
Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long
hobby to business. Call 941-705-0275 for free esti-
mates.

IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive dis-
tributor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free,
courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors.
Lic.# CBC1 253145. 941-730-5045.

i kt Prtudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realtor
941-809-3714
www.michellemusto.coni
THE TERRACE: HOLMES BEACH
3100 Gulf Drive #5: Steps to Ihe beath! 2BR/2BA townhouse,
furnished, heated pool and views of Gulf. 5459,900.
LONGBOAT KEY
752 St. Judes: Canalfront home, 3BR/2BA. 1,925 sf, boat dock. S744,000.
411 Firehouse Ct: 9,435 sf vacant lot west of Gulf of Mexico Drive. S525.000.
email: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com

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THIRTY-SIXYEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash.
Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call
941-518-3316.

TUB AND TILE refinishing: A division of D.J. Murphy
Painting Inc. Save up to 80 percent over traditional
remodeling costs. Call us with your kitchen and
bath needs. Don't buy new - redo! 941-751-1245.
Licensed, certified and insured.

INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall, tex-
ture, paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Wein-
gartner, 941-586-3656.

LICENSED AND INSURED building contractor
ready to help you renovate all aspects of your exist-
ing home, add extensions or build a new home on
your lot: We only do high quality work and are very
prompt with our customers. Call Daniel DeBaun at
941-518-3916.

S.O.S. SISTER'S OFF season special: Paint two
rooms, get a third room free! Call Nancy, 941-756-
9595. References.



VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
941-778-2374.

RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock 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:
beachdreams@tampabay.rr.com.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1BR/1BA with breathtaking views. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. 901-301-8299 or e-mail
captko462 @ aol.com.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
778-7978.


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6842 Gulf of Mexico Drive * Longboat Ke * 941 387 9004
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CANAL FRONT - LONGBOAT KEY
Sunday Oct. 15th 4pm (Open by appt.)


Country Club Shores,
LBK, Sarasota
Desirable South End
Custom-Built Home.
4BR/3BA/Pool/Dock/Lift
3000 sq.ft. Living Area.
Deep Sailboat Canal.
Quick & Easy Gulf Access.
This house will absolutely be sold to the last and highest
hidder No Mininmum n R ov rvep an Oct 15th 2006.


WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa,
1 BR/1 BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/
week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bra-
denton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week.
Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, 941-778-
2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

BRADENTON BEACH: NEWLY remodeledlBR/
1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one
block from Bridge Street, three minute walk to
beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now taking
reservations for summer. Available weekly,
monthly or seasonal. 941-776-3696, or e-mail
bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.

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
balcony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly
rental. Call Paige at 941-798-3448.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-
0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

ANNUAL: ISLAND HOME 2BR/1BA with garage
and fenced yard. Newly remodeled. $1,200/month
plus utilities. Small pet OK. 941-795-8979. Credit
check.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex: 2BR/2BA com-
pletely remodeled, furnished, washer and dryer.
$1,000/month plus utilities. 941-778-1819. 2906
Ave. B, Holmes Beach.

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.


narouur Lanuings - -,ct.I. . DflrI., RiverviewBvad-iNewernomein R overview
elevator, four-car garage, lagoon pool, district. Over 3,400 sf with 4BR/3.5BA and
waterfall, wine storage closet, three fire- pool. Almost one acre lot on Wamer's Bayou.
places, and 40+ foot dock on deep water to With newer dock and davit. $1,350,000.
bay. $2,795,000.






Smuggler's Landing - 2BR/2BA water- Smuggler's Landing - 2BR/2BA Remod-
front condo with den. Almost 1600 sf with eled unit with glass enclosed lanai over-
.40-foot deep-water boat slip. Vaulted ceil- looking your 40-foot deep-water boat
ings, built-ins and wet-bar. $699,000. slip. $559,000.






Mariner's Cove - Elegant town home with Harbour Landings Estates - Approx. 1/3
deeded 24-foot boat slip. 4BR/3BA with over acre on deep-water canal in the estate section
2,700 sf of living space. Just completed in of Harbour Landings. Lot comes with 40-foot
Dec. 2001 and is like brand new. $849,000. boat slip on protected basin. $879,000.
Over 20 years experience specializing in waterfront & boating properties
www.floridamoves.com/pamela.dialpa * pamela.dial@floridamoves.com






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Sandy'S Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 23 Years of
*e'vce - Quality & Dependable Service.
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778.1345 and hardscape needs.
I _ Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
I .-- Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-.- Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza - Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured * Island References
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HAUL-AWAY
Removal of all types of trash, debris and junk.
720-2217

Curtis Clark & Assoc. Inc. Vinyl Siding & Aluminum Speciallast
Vinyl Siding * Soffit - Custom Break Work
SCorrugated (941) 713-SIDEf
Storm Panels &s (941) 713-74 33 1
Vinyli Room (941)776-9403
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. -.'.-
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. ..
Call Junior, 807-1015 _ '


TNTROOFING
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TILE * METAL
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FREE 6 yr.
Maintenance Program
100% FINANCING
AVAILABLE
Experienced in:
ALL REPAIR TYPES
941-556-ROOF
941-556-7663
727-341-1600
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured
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FURNISHED MOTHER-IN-LAW apartment, canal
view with a large deck, dock and saltwater pool to
share. Apartment has private entrance, bath and
kitchenette. All utilities except telephone included.
$350/week or $850/month. Perfect for a clean and
quiet individual! Please e-mail tlyonsrq@verizon.net
or call 941-928-8735. Leave message for informa-
tion and availability.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA: AIR conditioning, washer and
dryer, water, large pool, cable. Parking only 200
steps to beach. First and deposit. Small pets OK.
$1,050/month. 941-779-1586.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH: ocean views from
big back yard. 2BR/1 BA. Washer and dryer. Pet OK,
no pit bulls, etc. 2204 Ave. C. $950/monthly. 216-
469-2857.
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.
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.costa-
lotta.net or call 863-581-3252. 3600 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
ENJOY SUNSETS FROM large balcony, glimpse of
the Gulf, steps to beach. Annual, updated 2BR/2BA,
living and dining rooms, kitchen with granite coun-
ters, garage and office, recreation room with access
to patio. 941-545-6118.
KEY WEST WATERFRONT vacation condo:
2BR/2BA sleeps six at the Galleon Resort and
Marina. Regularly $2,700, only $1,800 for the week,
Oct. 7-14. Nancy, 941-518-4431.
FURNISHED 2BR/1 BA. Sandpiper Resort, steps to
the beach. Sale price, annual and seasonal rates
on request. 941-778-2912.

PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA home: Fall
special: rents for $2,000/week summer, now $1,100-
$1,300/week. 813-920-5595 or 941-778-5722.
1-4BR DIRECT BEACHFRONT, gorgeous views,
designer furnished, cable, DVD/VCR, dishwasher,
phone, quaint village. $975-$2,375/week9 941-713-
0034 or beachdreams@tampabay.rr.com.
MANATEE RIVERFRONT: 2BR/2BA, spectacu-
lar views! Gated, pool, covered parking, security,.
fitness center. $1,200/month annual. Call Maria,
941-720-1712.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA FURNISHED, washer and dryer,
bay view. Quiet neighborhood. $850/month. 941-
545-7109.
ANNUAL RENTAL: BEAUTIFUL, immaculate 2BR
townhouse, 500 feet from Gulf. Granite, tile in
kitchen and baths. Patio, private yard, washer and
dryer. $1,300/month. 941-778-4548.
BRADENTON TROPICAL PALMS: 55-plus park,
2BR, furnished, gated, pool, hot tub. Cable, air,
conditioning; on creek. $695/month, yearly lease.
E-mail chickenplucker@webtv.net. 863-688-3524.
ANNA MARIA VILLAGE annual: 3BR/2BA, washer
and dryer, steps to beach, shopping and restau-
rants. Annual, $1,100/month. 941-778-5482.
ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach 2BR/2BA
condo, just steps from the beach, furnished, newly
remodeled, washer and dryer, huge deck, great view.
Call. 941-650-4259, or e-mail shag1111 @ aol.com.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA DUPLEX: Completely remod-
eled, yard service, pets accepted. Large back yard,
close to shopping, trolley and beach. $925/month
plus utilities. First, last and security required. 941-
730-8339.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: CHARMING 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, washer and dryer hookups, tile floors, carport,
$1,000/month; 2BR/1 BA washer and dryer hookups,
carport, $900/month; 1BR/1BA nice, clean, $700/
month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA duplex, garage, total
renovation, walk to beach. $1,350/month, first, last,
security deposit. Unfurnished. 404-441-6471.


SEASONAL BRADENTON BEACH condo: Decem-
ber through April, luxury beachfront efficiency
sleeps 2-4. Breathtaking views and sunsets from
your own private balcony, turnkey furnished, full
kitchen, granite counters, cable TV, internet access,
heated pool, second-floor unit, elevator access,
maid service. No pets/smoking. New construc-
tion, completed at the end of 2005. $1,100/weekly,
$4,000/monthly. View pictures/slideshow at http://
photos.yahoo.com/mlmswartz2 @ sbcglobal.net.
Call 330-933-7174, or e-mail mlmswartz2@sbc-
global.net for questions/reservations.

HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Oct.-Dec.
31. Dishwasher, washer.and dryer, tile throughout,
cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $1,300/month
or $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-3104.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL: 2BR/1.5BA cottage in
garden. Yard service, dock, lift, sailboat access.
A-plus tenant, A-plus landlord. Credit check. 941-
778-4590.

ANNUALS: 1BR/1BA GULFFRONT, studio and
efficiency starting at $600/mohth. Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 941-778-2307. www.franmaxonre-
alestate.com.
FOR RENT: SPACIOUS, bright canalfront home.
3BR/3.5BA. Oversize lot, screened pool, large
kitchen, deck, garage. Pets OK. Holmes Beach,
$1,600/month. 941-362-9585.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA ground-level duplex.
Anna Maria city, near beach. $925/month plus utili-
ties. 941-778-7003.
ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. Tropical
2BR/2BA, balcony, lanai and garage. Nice quiet area.
No smoking/pets. $1,000/month. 406-837-0679..
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA steps to
the beach and Intracoastal Waterway, dock, soar-
ing ceilings to upper loft, master bedroom, walk-in
closets. $1,200/month plus utilities. 941-809-6694.
ANNUAL RENTAL HOLMES Beach: 2BR apart-
ment, close to stores, trolley stop and just steps to
the Gulf. Washer and dryer on premises. $1,100/
month with utilities included. Call 646-842-0096 for
more information.
CHARMING, UPDATED HOME: Anna Maria Island.
2BR1BA plus den, nicely furnished. Short walk to
beach, restaurants. $950/month plus utilities. First,
last and security required. Nonsmoker, no pets. 941 -
727-5789.
BEACH RENTAL: ANNA Maria. Steps to the beach.
-Great views. 1BR/1BA furnished. $250/week.
Monthly rates available. Some utilities included.
941-747-3321 or 941-219-1042.
SEASONAL RENTALS: PERICO Bay Club, Octo-
ber through January, $1,000/month. January 2007,
$2,500/month. Key Royale home, 3BR/2BR, All new
interior, heated pool, spa and boat dock. $1,000/
week. Longboat Key Village cottage, $2,500/month.
All new interiors. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
2spinnakers.com.


WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA open-plan
with great views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walk-
ing distance to beach and restaurants. $779,000.
941-779-1512.
FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island!
2BR/ 2BA, one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new
windows, updated baths and more. Two blocks from
beach. $615,000. 941-778-8677. 406 Bay Palms
Drive, Holmes Beach.
3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/
playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bed-
rooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees,
near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to
$274,900. 941-379-4196 or 941-954-7474.

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KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gor-
geous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage,
private dock. $2,500,000. North Point Harbor canal-
front 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new
lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. $872,500.
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with
new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both
with community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty,
Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, 941-737-1420.
C P R: 941-794.1515. Sales, rentals, property man-
agement. Coastal Properties Realty. www.coastal-
propertiesrealty.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,
50xl 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 property available). $799,000. Mary Ann
Namack, Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
TRIPLEX FOR SALE: Just steps to the Gulf of
Mexico! This triplex is on beautiful Anna Maria. Island,
Fla. Currently a rental property with a yearly income
of $34,800. Rent out two units and live in the other.
Rent annual or seasonal. Walking distance to shop-
ping, restaurants and trolley stop. Asking $599,000.
Easy to rent or create your own Island hideaway!
Call 646-842-0096 for more information.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $539,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.
(941) 778-4036.
ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable 1BR/1BA.
Brand new furnished, bay windows with water view.
Hurricane Force-3 manufactured home. One mile,
from Anna Maria Island and one block from Intra-
coastal Waterway with new marina and boat ramp.
Land owned. Home owner's association optional.
$159,900. 941-224-6521.
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.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA villa with garage, Only $89/
month fee. $225,000. Bill, 941-518-9300.

WEST BRADENTON: OPEN noon-4pm Sunday.
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TRIPLEX: IDEAL LOCATION WITH great appeal.
Beautifully updated and maintained, new roof,
turnkey furnished. Beach access just steps away,
bay views, boat dock, ample parking, great income
rental. Room for a pool. Convenient to restaurants
and shopping. $875,000.111 8th St. S., Bradenton
Beach. Bridget Spies, ReMax Properties, 941-308-
6763. MSL# 313022.
BEACH CONDO: LIKE new. Priced below appraised
value. 717-392-4048.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf
3-4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened
verandas. $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.bohnenberger.homesindeed.com.
BEACHFRONT CONDOS:TWO 1BR/1 BA, new con-
struction, designer furnished, breathtaking views,
Jacuzzi. Great rental, walk to shopping, restaurants.
Both $995,000 or each $519,000. Captko462@aol.
com. 901-301-8299.
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.
HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canalfront
home, newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite
kitchen. 1.5 miles to beach. 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 appli-
ances, granite, boat docks, tennis, pool. $659,000.
941-388-5238.
OPEN SATURDAY AND Sunday. 1 pm-3pm, refresh-
ments served. Remodeled house, 4BR/3BA.
$899,000. 941-730-3653. 408 Poinsettia Road.
Anna Maria. Island Team, Wedebrock Real Estate,
941-730-3653.
PERICO ISLAND PATIO home: 1.5 years new,
3BR/2BA split plan, shabby chic, master bath,
vanity, wood-look floors. $435,000. Rhonda, 941-
761-8135.
.TEMPORARY ISLAND RENTAL: One month or
more, September through January. 2BR/1 BA duplex,
newly remodeled, one block to beach. $975/month.
941-807-5449.


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garage, new lanai. Call for details, 941-792-0763. new roof, new air conditioning. Quaint. Close to
$309,900.5605 Whipporwill Ct. off 59th Street West, beach, west of Gulf Drive. Call 813-690-5143 or
Tanglewood. - 813-681-9111. 112 81st St., Holmes Beach.

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FOR SALE: ALL new beach house. 1 BR/1 BA, fully
furnished, all appliances. Sandpiper resort #521.
55-plus community on the Intracoastal across the
street from the beach. $175,000. You can't get on
the Island for less than this! 317-873-3307.

CONDO FOR SALE: Beautiful water view. Immedi-
ate occupancy. Turnkey, only bring your toothbrush.
Condo in pristine condition. Sale by owner, seller
will carry mortgage to qualified buyers. Low down
payment, low fixed interest rate. Huge price reduc-
tion. Phone 315-733-0851.

3BR/1BA CITY OF Anna Maria. Updated, ground-
level, close to Gulf, fully furnished. $515,000. 941-
727-5789.

CONCERNED ABOUT WIND insurance and energy
costs? Check out www.greengulfbuilders.com for
the solution.

CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA: GULF access, boat lift,
fireplace, caged pool, San Remo Shores, two miles
to Island beaches. $459,900. 941-447-9844.

PERICO ISLAND PATIO/pool home: 2BR/2BA
two-car garage with den clubhouse, tennis, sauna,
weight room. Golf and beach two miles away.
$373,000. 11006 Peach Point Ct. 941-794-1491.

ENJOY SPECTACULAR VIEWS of Passage Key
and Tampa Bay from this updated beachfront cot-
tage. Deep property with room to expand, Seawall
and beach. MLS#534612. $1,399,000. Lynn Parker,
RoseBay Real Estate, 941-321-2736.


ABSOLUTE AUCTION: 4pm Sunday, Oct. 15.
4BR/3BA two-car garage, dock and lift. Two
story, 3,000-plus sf, deep sailboat canal, custom
home with pool, quick bay access. Country Club
Shores. 562 Ranger Lane, Longboat Key. Neal
Van DeRee, Realtor, 941-488-1500. www.van-
deree.com.


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3300 sq. ft with 6 BR, pool and dock with 3,700 sq.ft. offers huge cage pool area;
lift on t ri, rwr: v,.- :I 6t , L u '7i i ' 1 i separate spa and ath, wood/tile flooring,
748-621:i '3ir, ir irI.: .: i i' i .11): . c i den w/fireplace. $769,900. Cindy Pierro
Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 534173 748-6300 or 920-6818: 536721.
OVER 250'OF WATERFRONTON BIMINI BAY. Grand 6BR, 5,200 sq.ft. home. Fantastic
water views. Enjoy the pool, spa and private dock with davits and deepwater access.
$2,349,000. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704..527474
IMMACULATE CUSTOM BUILT WATERFRONT HOME. Recentry.remodeled with coral
stone gas fireplace. New windows, boat lift, pavers and screened lanai. $949,900.
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 519732 .
YOU CAN'T BEAT THE GORGEOUS VIEWS from this'lovely first floor unit. Open floor.
plan, silestone couritertops and plantation shutters. The community pool and the beach -
are just outside your door. $725,000.Ryan Carbery, 748-6300 or 744-7587. 533317.
BRADENTON BEACH 4BD Duplex: Waterviewsfromthis updated duplexwitl.2BD each
unit. 3240 sq.ft, roof deck, bamboo floors, new carpet & paint, turnkey furnished and
close to beach and bay. $709.900. Kimberly Roehl, 748-6300 or 447-9988. 532574.
WARNER'S WEST BAYOU with dock & davits. Exquisite, nearly perfect authentic
representation of Early American Georgian & Federal Period. $689,900. 748-6300.
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 53.1413.
THE KIWI COTTAGE. One block to the Gulf. Quaint 3BR cottage with wood floors.
Newer furnishings & newer a/c. Fenced-in yard with room for a pool. $629,000. Jody
Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 532491
UNIQUE WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY, this 3BR home has-an excellent footprint
at the head of a deepwater canal. $615,000. Victoria Horstmann, 914-748-6300 or
518-1278. 517919
DELIGHTFUL ISLAND COTTAGE 2 blocks from beach & bay. Ceramic tile, Corian
countertops & Trex decking for low maintenance, turnkey furnished. $599,000. Peggy
Horlander, 748-6300 or 932-7199. 532842
CASUALLY ELEGANT NW 3BR with over 2,000 sq.ft. Gorgeous ceiling to floor stone
fireplace, eat in kitchen and wood floors. $375,000. 748-6300. Sandy Drapala, 725-
0781 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 533331
BEAUTIFULLY MANICURED LARIGE lot in Village Green. Newer carpeting, ceramic
tile and updated appliances plus a spacious 2 car garage. $250,000. Kathy Valente,
748-6300 or 685-6767. 534207.


HOLMES BEACH: R-2 lot reduced. Over 12,000 sf.
Two blocks to beach. $590,000. 941-351-3922.

CLASSY HOLMES BEACH duplex. One block
to beach, secluded, little traffic, new appliances.
Each side 2BR/2BA. 5613 Guava. $650,000. 941 -
778-6219.

FAMILY COMPOUND: Key Royale. Two adjacent
pool homes. Boat docks, big lots. $2,000,000. Exclu-
sive. Real Estate Mart, 941- 756-1090.

BAYSHORE: 4BR/2BA all remodeled home. Com-
munity pool and boat dock. $239,900. Exclusive.
Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape the heat
in the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North
Carolina homes, cabins, acreage and investments.
Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real Estate. chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure, 800-
841-5868.

NORTH CAROLINA: COOL mountain air, views
and streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Free
brochure, 800-642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317
Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906. www.realtyofmur-
phy.com.

GULFFRONT LOTS $595,000. Homes starting mid-
$300s. New master-planned oceanfront community
on beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi,
Texas. www.cinnamonshore.com, 866-891-5163.

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, 865-777-9191. www.
nancygaines.com.

ASHEVILLE NC AREA: Breathtaking mountain view
and river parcels. One- to eight acres from the $80s.
Nature trails, custom lodge, river walk and much
more. Five minutes from town. 866-340-8446.


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Winter rentals available too. Call us today!


SINCE 1957
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN LOG cabin, unfinished inside.
View, trees, private, large creek and river nearby.
$139,500. Owner, 866-789-8535. VA94.com.

GEORGIA/NORTH CAROLINA: Captivating moun-
tain views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls. Homesites start-
ing at $39,900. Log home kits at $39,900. Limited
availability. Call 888-389-3504, ext.700.

SAVANNAH AREA: DESIRABLE Richmond Hill lake
community one- to three-acre lots from $79,900.
Gated entrance, great schools. Lakefront and
marshfront available. Premium amenities package.
Excellent financing. Pre-construction sale Saturday,
Sept. 30. Call for more information! 888-525-3725,
ext. 1796.

NEW, PRE-CONSTRUCTION golf community:
Coastal Georgia. Large lots with deep water, marsh,
golf, nature views. Gated, golf, fitness center, tennis,
trails. oak'park, docks. $70s-$300,000. 877-266-
7376. www.cooperspoint.com.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Gated commu-
nity with spectacular views, public water including
fire hydrants, DSL accessibility, paved roads, nearby
lakes; pre-selling phase IV, $35,000-plus. 800-463-
9980. vwww.theridgeatsouthmountain.com.

WATERFRONT: WILMINGTON, N.C., Historic Port
City coastal development The Bluffs on the Cape
Fear. Fastest growing county in North Carolina.
Grand opening fall 2006. Direct ocean access. Pre-
construction incentives to call now. www.thebluffsnc.
com. 866-725-8337 Cape Fear Bluffs, LLC Broker.

WESTERN NEW MEXICO: 62 acres $110,990.
Trees, mountain views, wildlife, close to bureau of
land management. Horseback riding, hiking, hunt-
ing.'Perfect for vacation, investment, retirement.
Electricity. 100 percent financing. Larger acreage
available. 866-365-2825.

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SUNBOW BAY Dired Bayfront, 2BR..'2BA end unil. S449 000.
MARTINIOUE N. Direct Gulf. corner, garage.,storage. Updated.
Shows beautifully. S859,000.
KEY ROYALE (analfront loi, 9,450 sf. Golf course view. S699.000.
BAYVIEW 4-5BR.' 4BA includes guest quarters, large master suite. S 1.330,000.
IRONWOOD 1.2BR, extra storage. S139.900. Great buyl
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB 28R,,2BA turnkey, boat dock. S794.900.
LINKS PINEBROOK Golf course view sixth floor, turnkey. S260.000.
DESOTO SOUARE VILLA 2BR,/2BA, gated, pool. clubhouse. 5175,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS
WOODLANDS 2BR. healed pool, ten minutes to beach.
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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. Seller will
pay 1pt. towards buyers mortgage. Call Carleen Weise, Realtor,
941-224-6521 evenings.
KEY ROYALE This outstanding 3BR/3BA canalfront 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 Serene Gulfvistas can beyours ata remarkable
price. Spacious 3BR/2BAwith private lanai overlooking white sandy
beach. Undercoverparking. $795,000. Call Lori Guerin, Realtor, 941-
773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941-284-2598 evenings.
WEST BRADENTON REDUCED Well maintained, updated 3BR/2BA
home on spacious lot.Woodflooring in living area. Roof replaced 2003.
Newairconditioning. Excellent starteror retirement home. Apleasure
to show. $265,000. Call Zee Catanese, Realtor, 941-742-0148.


5910 Marina Drive * Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 . info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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4 New York's Mount
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5 No-no's opposite?
6 Letter-shaped
fastener
7Mine entrances
8 In a proper manner
9 Braved
10 High-hatter
11 Beer can feature
12_ right
13W.W. II event
14 Shaggy sponsor
of a sort?
15Lodge


16 N.Y.C. arena
17 "The Laughing
Cavalier" artist
20 Sprightly dances
21 Brief online
message
24A. A. for children
26 Place trailers are in
31 Wires
33 land
34 Footnote word
37 Grenade part
38 Santa _ (hot
winds)
39To whom "We'll
always have Paris"
was
spoken
40 Time for crowing
43 Key with three
sharps: Abbr.
44 Separation
45"Voill!"
46 Examination of an
English royal
house?
48 Phazyme
alternative
50 Raison__
51 Relieving knee
pain?
53 Uninteresting
54 Cat's sniffer'?
55 Kingdom of
Broadway
56 Beat
60 Long jumper
62 Inconstant
64 Prevent from
making a hit?.
65 Gets some color
68 Wreck site


69 Supermarket chain
70Nurse
73 Able to see right.
through
77 "Say as he says,
shall never
go": "The
Taming of the
Shrew"
79 Gang land
80 Farm young
81Old


83"Gilligan's Island"
dwellings
84 Attending to a task
86ED.R. plan
90They meet in the
middle
91 .-European
93 "Go, and catch a
falling star" poet
95 City connected to
Philadelphia by the
Benjamin Franklin
Bridge


98 Where kites may be
found
99 Canon
competitor
101 Sommer in the
cinema
103Ishmael's half-
brother
104 Rap relative
105 Ready to be drawn
107 "One Good Cop"
actress


108 Tiny time period:
Abbr.
110 Jerk
112 ID's with two
hyphens
113 It may be given
from father to
son
114 PC screens
115 Station
personalities
116 Actress _ Dawn
Chong
117 Back again


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