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Skimming the news ... Don Meilner Sr.: Greatest Generation, page 13.

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 14, No. 47 Sept. 27, 2006 * FREE

Holmes Beach survey: county survey wrong

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some residents of Westbay Cove condominiums
who thought they were no longer living in Holmes
Beach because a county survey given to city officials
two weeks ago showed the city limits passing through
the east end of the complex may now be bona fide
Holmes Beach residents - at least according to the
city's own survey. (The Islander, Sept. 20)

Insurance: special

session planned
By Molly McCartney
Islander Reporter
There will be a special session of the Florida Legis-
lature in early December to address the wind insurance
crisis, according to Rep. Bill Galvano.
"That is the word we are getting as members
of the House," he told The Islander in a telephone
Galvano said the timing is intended to give the
Florida Property and Casualty Insurance Reform Com-
mittee a chance to complete its report, which is due
Nov. 15. The reform committee was created June 27
by Gov. Jeb Bush to look at the problems "plaguing
the insurance market and our citizens" and to, make
recommendations "to stabilize the industry."
With those recommendations in hand, legislators
meeting in special session would be able to "pursue
some solutions" to the insurance crisis, Galvano said.
Galvano, a Republican who represents the 68th Dis-
trict encompassing western Manatee County, has been
leading efforts to develop solutions that would make
wind insurance available and affordable to owners of
property in high-risk areas, such as Anna Maria Island.
His amendment aimed at expanding the wind pool
for five counties, including Manatee, was defeated by
one vote in the Legislature earlier this year. -
"From what I understand about what the governor's
committee has been talking about, I bet that if we had to
do it again, my amendment would go through," he said.
In view of what he believes is a change in the thinking
about insurance reform and in anticipation of the upcoming
special session, Galvano is working now on a bill to broaden
eligibility for commercial wind coverage even beyond what
his earlier amendment would have provided.
"I would like to have Citizens (Property Insurance
Corporation) write all wind coverage, wherever people
are in the state, without having those eligibility zones,"
he said. "And I would have Citizens cover all perils."
He also would like to see the Florida Hurricane Catas-
trophe Fund (also known as the CAT Fu'nd) focus even
more effort on increasing the state's reinsurance capacity.
Galvano said he had discussed his ideas for insur-
ance reform with U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, also a

State Rep. Bill
Galvano has
dratred a bill
to broaden
property owner
eligibility for
wind insurance
in Citizens Prop-
erty Insurance

Holmes Beach public works superintendent Joe
Duennes said that surveyor Leo Mills "does not agree"
with the Manatee County survey done by the engineer-
ing firm of Zoller, Najir and Shroyer.
While Duennes said last week that while Mills is
still putting the finishing touches to the survey he was
hired to provide, at this point his survey lines show the
city limit along Manatee Avenue well east of where the
county survey indicated.

In other words, said Duennes, all of Westbay
Cove is in Holmes Beach, at least according to the
Mills survey.
Duennes said Mills believes ZNS surveyors may
have worked with a Florida Department of Transporta-
tion map that was based upon a U.S. government survey
done in the late 1800s. Those surveys were done using
a magnetic compass. Today's modern surveyors use

Doctors, others, dare to go bare
The doctors and other professionals with offices in the Anna Maria Square building at 3909 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, lost their wind insurance on Sept. 23. "The company told us they wanted to lower their risk for
hurricanes," said Dr. Paul J. Barrese, pictured here outside the building. He said the premium for one of the
new state wind policies on iheu 1 million building could be as much as $40,000. If that is the case, he said, "we
will probably have to go bare." Islander Photo: Molly McCartney

"He was in town on Saturday and I specifically asked
him how the state and federal government could partner
on this issue, and he seemed very responsive in terms of
having the federal government have a role and having a
national CAT Fund or something of that nature."
Galvano said he told Martinez that a special ses-
sion of the Florida Legislature is planned for Decem-
ber. "And he said they would be very interested at the
federal level in seeing what we do."
What Galvano wants this time "is a real fix" for the
insurance problems.
"I want to be able to work this issue through so I
have my own idea of what will work," he said. "I don't
want us to go up there and be presented with an industry
proposal and then be told that this is a bill that will work
... and it turns out otherwise."

'They laughed

when we asked

for wind coverage'
By Molly McCartney
Islander Reporter
The doctor's insurance has been canceled.
So has that of the lawyer, the accountant and
the dentist.
They are the professionals who have their prac-

Jam for 14 Perico fire

victims benefit

party Oct. 1
A benefit party for the 14 families whose apart-
ments at Town & Country Perico were destroyed by
fire Aug. 15 will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church
Sunday, Oct. 1.
The party begins at 4 p.m. with entertainment by
Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, featuring an "All
Star Jam." Some of the musicians set to take the stage
with the Soul Providers include Bobby Dealman, Gwen
Fogts and Duane Freeman.
Local businesses have offered to make donations for
the benefit. Mr. Bones BBQ restaurant and the Chiles
Group Restaurants, BeachHouse, Mar Vista and Sand-
bar, are donating food. The owner of the Time Saver is
donating beer and % ine. Donating gift certificates for
the "Perico 14" is Subway restaurant.
Tickets are $10 and are available at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or from
Koko Ray. All proceeds will be given to the Perico
fire victims.
The event is sponsored by The Islander, the Island
Rock School and Koko Ray and the Soul Providers.
For more information, call 758-0395 or 518-4431.
Tickets will also be available at the door the day of
the event. The church is located at 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.

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City says

Villa Rosa

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While some Island wags might have thought finan-
cially troubled GSR Development LLC has long been
a nuisance on the Island, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn
made it official last week.
That's when the company's Villa Rosa property
on South Bay Boulevard was declared a "public nui-
sance" by public works director George McKay, but
not before he and the mayor inspected the property
Sept. 14, following removal of the company's leased
sales trailer from the site.
A letter from the city to GSR said the company has
20 days from Sept. 18 to get rid of the "trash, junk and
garbage" left on the property.
McKay said that during his inspection, he found
"construction materials and rubble randomly scattered
about," along with "pooled standing water, 'broken'
stair parts, ramp, platform and awning" damage.
If GSR doesn't clean up the mess, the city said it
will "proceed to remedy this condition" and bill the
cost to GSR. The company then has 30 days to pay the
city, or it will impose a lien on the property.
Getting paid, however, could take some time since
GSR is already in federal bankruptcy court facing credi-
tor claims of nearly $33 million.
SueLynn said she understood that GSR was in
bankruptcy proceedings, but that does not absolve the
company from the city's public nuisance ordinance.
She also said GSR has to maintain the property
around its model home or that could also become a
public nuisance and subject to the same action.
The model home is under contract for purchase by
NBA player Theo Ratliff for $2.5 million, but sources
involved with the home's construction say considerable
more work is needed before the house can meet the city's
building standards and receive a certificate of occupancy.


A mess
A slew of rubble is
all that remains at
the site of the former
sales office of GSR
Development's Villa
Rosa development on
South Bay Boulevard
in Anna Maria. The
city has declared the
area a public nui-
sance and ordered
GSR to clean it up. In
the background is the
$2.5 million model
home for the project.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Escaped Manatee County inmate has Island ties

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputies searched
all day Sunday for an inmate who took off from the work
farm at the Manatee County Jail. As of
Monday, he was still at large.
At approximately 8:30 a.m.
James Greig, 39, whose last known
address was Oak Avenue in Anna
Maria, left the farm work area that is
located behind the jail.
Greig then broke into an unoc-
Greig cupied residence in the 4900 block of
Buckeye Road, where he apparently stole some clothes
and a Ruger handgun and called for a taxi. The cab driver
apparently mentioned that deputies were in the area, and
Greig left the cab where it picked him up.
Deputies tracked Greig from the residence to a
swampy area where an intense search ensued.
The search team included K9s, airboats, a helicopter'
and teams from Hill -_boioilih County.
- At about 4:45 p.m., however, the search in the swampy

area was called off.
Detectives and the Violent Crimes Task Force picked
up from there, hoping to find him at an ex-girlfriend's house
or place of employment, or possibly attempting to contact a
relative. Greig has family members living in Holmes Beach,
where he grew up and attended school, and The Islander
learned that police questioned them about Greig's contacts.
Greig was arrested in May and again in June on
burglary and violation of probation. Greig has a record
of arrests dating back to 1986 and has served time in a
Florida prison. He is 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with brown
hair and blue eyes.
Since the mug shot was taken, Greig has had his hair
cut to medium length and no longer has a goatee, News-
Manatee sources said.
Anyone with information on Greig's whereabouts is
asked to call the sheriff's office at 747-3011, or Crimestop-
pers at 1-866-634-TIPS.
NewsManatee.com publisher Mike Quinn contributed
to this story.

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Islanders return from Capitol, Celebration on Hill

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A sea of purple T-shirts: that's what Nancy Ambrose
will remember most from her journey to Capitol Hill as
part of the American Cancer Society Action Network's
Florida delegation.
"Everyone wore purple T-shirts," said Ambrose.
"Ten thousand cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates,
guests and supporters all speaking with one voice and
one clear message to make the fight against cancer a
national priority. This was the most worthwhile event
I have ever been involved with and I am so honored to
have been chosen to represent my friends, family and
people of District 13. It truly made me believe that
together we can and will make a difference."
The Celebration on the Hill, held in Washington
D.C., Sept. 19-20, was an event aimed at urging Con-
gress to support the fight against cancer.
On the eve of the Celebration on the Hill, there
were three parties. Ambrose attended the Cancer Action
Network Rally for a Cure.
"Speakers throughout the evening got us fired up
for the next day - energized and looking forward to the
possibilities of making a difference, excited to celebrate
survivorship and empowering us to advocate for laws
that will help us fight cancer and win," said Ambrose.
Ambrose said she was impacted most by former
national news anchor Sam Donaldson, who told his
personal cancer story, former Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich and Senator Tom Harkin.

Gingrich gave advice on how delegates might best
handle legislative visits and Harkin had a dynamic
speech, ending with advice on the Cancer Promise Letter.
His final words were, "Don't take no for an answer."
"Celebration on the Hill is a celebration of survi-
vorship and it was so heartwarming to hear people's
cancer stories from across the count) All of those sur-
vivor stories were so important at this event because
they give lawmakers a reason to care and that gives us
all a reason to hope," said Ambrose.
As participants arrived, they came upon a Wall of
Hope comprised of nearly 5,000 banners, including a
banner sponsored by The Islander newspaper and T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, and there were more than 3 million
signatures on the banners from across the country.
The Wall of Hope was one of the nation's largest-
ever temporary monuments covering three city blocks.
Cancer survivors were seen wearing sashes and the
Florida delegation stood out in the crowd wearing bright
orange visors and pink flamingo headband "ornaments."
There were three key messages the group carried
to the Capitol. The first, a request to-reauthorize and
expand the breast and cervical cancer early detection
program. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention provides breast and cervical cancer screen-
ings to low-inc6me, uninsured women in the United
States. Currently the funding only reaches 1 in 5 eligi-
ble women. Ambrose said, "We want Congress to keep
the program alive by re-authorizing it and to expand its
reach with increased funding."

Island survivors
Cancer.survivors Nancy Ambrose and Dolly Young represented Manatee County at the Celebration on the Hill.
Both are American Cancer Society A, iion ir coti;rk advocates and attended the event Sept.. 19-20 in Washing-
ton, D.C., to lobby for research, education, prevention and a cure for cancer.

Survey now says it's city land
computerized equipment and the deviation between the
old surveys-and the computerized versions could be
substantial, he indicated.
Duennes said Mills plans to complete his survey
this week and meet with ZNS surveyors to discuss dif-.
ferences in the surveys, determine where the errors are
and which map is correct.
The survey controversy erupted because the city was
originally trying to determine if a portion of the Kingfish
Boat Ramp was within the city limits or in the unincorpo-
rated portion of Manatee County. Holmes Beach asked the
county for a survey, but the city decided to obtain its own
survey, rather than rely completely on Manatee County.
Good thing, too.
Duennes was a bit surprised two weeks ago when
the county survey showed that not only was Kingfish
Boat'Ramp well within unincorporated Manatee County,
so too was the easternmost portion of Westbay Cove,
including a part of Westbay Cove South. At that time,
Duennes had still not received an opinion from Mills.
Officially, however, who lives where is still up in
the air.
City Commissioner David Zaccagnino said he's not
waiting for any surveyors or lawyers to hold a series of

meetings to settle the issue. He planned to raise the sub-
ject of annexing all land on both sides of Manatee Avenue
up to the Anna Maria Island Bridge - including Kingfish
Boat Ramp - at the commission's Sept. 26 meeting.
"I just want to get a consensus from the commis-
sion to have our city attorney proceed %\ ith the legal
details," said Zaccagnino.
Annexation makes good sense, the commissioner
added, because the city already maintains and polices
Kingfish Boat Ramp and most mainlanders think
it's already in Holmes Beach. "There's no reason it
shouldn't be part of the city. I think the boat ramp
belongs in the city," he emphasized.
Zaccagnino said that if the city waits for the issue
to be resolved among jurisdictions, the DOT will likely
bring its own survey to the control% ers\ and that ' would
probably be different than the city and county surveys.
Annexation is a way to "resolve all concerns," he
The need for a survey arose earlier this year when
the county said it wanted to increase the available park-
ing at county-owned Kingfish Boat Ramp, install per-
manent rest rooms and remove some of the Brazilian
pepper trees at the west end of the ramp area.
The city and Westbay Cove residents opposed the plan
and the city requested that Manatee County provide a survey
to determine the exact limits of city and county property.

The second goal was to increase research funding to
provide at least 5 percent increases for the National Cancer
Institute to sustain progress in life-saving research.
And the third effort was to get all Congressional rep-
resentatives to sign the Congressional Cancer Promise.
Members of Congress were asked to commit to specific
legislative actions that will put the fight against cancer
back on track. The Cancer Promise simply asks members
of Congress for a commitment to elevate prevention,
increase research funding and expand access to care.
Ambassadors from District 13 met with Florida Rep.
Katherine Harris. Ambrose introduced and explained
the cancer promise letter and asked her. to sign it and
she agreed. Unfortunately, said Ambrose, the meeting
with Senator Nelson did not go as well.
"He did not sign it," she said. "He led the group to
believe he would at some point. Many of the ambassa-
dors from Florida had been planning on voting for him,
however, when you are so passionate about an issue,
all it takes is something like this for you to decide to
change your vote."
That day Rep. Harris, along with Rep. Tammy
Baldwin, sent a letter to their colleagues in the House
asking them to join in the observance of Breast Cancer
Awareness Month by co-sp6nsoring a resolution.
At dusk, the Beam of Hope was lit by a spotlight,
filling the night sky as a symbol of hope and possibility to
Ambrose and other survivors and celebrants who attended.
It reached 2,000 feet into the sky over Washington, D.C.
The Washington Monument, when viewed from the steps
of the U.S. Capitol, appeared purple in the glow-of the
Beam of Hope and a purple beam was seen in the sky.
"Celebration on the Hill really lived up to its name,"
said Ambrose. "It was a true celebration of life."

Woman dies in late-night

boating accident
Sarasota police dive team members, along with
several other officers and units from area law enforce-
ment agencies were searching the waters of Sarasota
Bay Saturday night shortly after midnight for a missing
38-year-old woman who was thrown from a boat fol-
lowing a crash.
The ,woman was one of four persons in a boat that
slammed into Intracoastal Waterway marker No. 17.
The four were heading south from Anna Maria Island
when the crash occurred to the east of New Pass and
north of the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota Bay. The 19-
foot boat was towed to shore with minor damage.
A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the body floating in
the grass flats just north of New Pass at 9:34 a.m. Sunday.
The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Court-
ney Gail Westlake of Cape Aqua Drive, Siesta Key.
The boat is registered to Alfred Sunberg III, 44,
who was accompanied by passengers Sheryl Rosen,
39, and Adrienne Borden, 32, all of Sarasota.
Sarasota City Police spokesperson Ja) Franks said
the investigation is continuing. He did not know where
the foursome were on Anna Maria Island before begin-
ning what ended up to be a fatal trip for Westlake. Franks
also said investigators were still looking into who was
piloting the craft when the incident took place.


Anna Maria City
Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., city commission work
session on comprehensive plan.
Sept. 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
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.
Oct. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

4 M SEPT. 27. 2006 r THE ISLANDER

Pier project

moving along in

Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
There's a lot going on with the Historic Bradenton
Beach City Pier.
Pilings and decking to support the new restaurant
have been installed. The bid process has begun for the
construction of the facility, an adjacent harbormas-
ter office and tackle shop. A settlement has also been
reached with the former piling contractor, who stepped
away from the job after the condition of the piles was
determined too extreme for repair.
The new piling contractor, Wood Dock and Deck
of Cortez, installed 44 wooden pilings after removing
the badly spalled concrete structures. A new deck was
also installed to support the restaurant.
Bids will be accepted until Oct. 20 for construc-
tion of the restaurant.and other buildings. The work
is extensive: boardwalks; a day-docking structure; the
restaurant, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing
and lighting; dockmaster building; and a bathhouse.
Stemic Construction was originally chosen to
replace the pilings at the pier under the restaurant, but
damage to the concrete component of the 30-year-old
piles was too extensive for a cost-effective repair job,
city commissioners determined. They agreed last week
to pay the company $32,000 for work done before the
project was halted.
A contract is now also in place with David Russell
of Rotten Ralph's Restaurant to manage the facility. He
will work with the city on restaurant design. O'Brien
and Smith Architects of Bradenton Beach drew the
plans for the pier makeover.
Work on the structures is expected to be completed
by June 2007. Total cost for all repairs has been esti-
mated by city officials at $2.1 million.

Insurance crisis continues
tices in the Anna Maria Square condominium office
building at 3909 E. Bay Drive, across from the Publix
Super Market in Holmes Beach. They provide medical
and legal services for Anna Maria Island residents and
businesses, and they have lost their wind insurance.
This is the latest example of the growing insurance
crisis for Anna Maria Island residents and businesses.
"We're stuck in the same ball game as all the
others," ;said Dr. Paul J. Barrese. "We've been dropped
by our insurance company, as of Saturday, Sept. 23, and
we're probably going to have to go bare - go without
wind insurance.".
Barrese, a board certified specialist in internal med-
icine, is the president of the building's condominium
board. He owns two of the eight units in the building.
Other owners include Gy Yatros, who owns two
units for his dental practice; Ben Cooper, an accoun-
tant; and Island Family Physicians, which includes doc-
tors Stephen G. Pelham, Scott L. Kosfeld and Gloria
J. Fischer. The unit owned by Fischer, who moved her
practice to another location, is now rented to attorney
Charles H. Webb.
Barrese said that wind insurance is a bigger prob-
lem for him than medical malpractice insurance.
Neither of the two Holmes Beach insurance agen-
cies - Jim Mixon Insurance Inc. nor Oswald Trippe
and Company Inc., both located in Holmes Beach-
was able to help, he said.
"They laughed when we asked for wind coverage,"
he said.
He said he had checked with 23 other insurance
companies and none of them would write a wind policy
for the building. Barrese's building is not eligible for
wind insurance from Citizens Property Insurance Cor-
poration, the state's insurer of last resort, because it is -
a commercial property located outside the state-desig-
nated wind zone for high-risk properties.
The building may qualify for the newly created
state program operated by the Florida Property and
Casualty Joint Underwriting Association (PCJUA),
Barrese said. "We are waiting to find out."
But the PCJUA insurance, if it is available for the
building, is probably unaffordable, Barrese said.
In discussions with agents at Dick-Johnson & Jef-
ferson Inc. of Bradenton, he learned that the annual

Cortez to face 'crack problem'

Over the years, a vacant house here and there in
Cortez has been taken over as a "crack house," sort
of an illegal headquarters where drugs are sold and
One such house at 12116 45th Ave. W. appears
abandoned. It has old fish nets hanging in a side yard
and most of the windows are broken.
"But it isn't abandoned," a confidential source and
Cortez resident, said. "I've seen people going in and out.
of there as recently as a couple of days ago. They're not
secretive about it, either. I've seen them out in the yard
openly smoking 'crack.' They're in and out of there all
the time," the source claims.
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.

premium for PCJUA wind coverage for his building
might be as high as $39,500.
Furthermore, he said, the policy would have a 5 percent
Barrese said hequestioned the size of the premium
he was quoted because the PCJUA coverage is sup-
posed to be available to eligible property owners for
$1.49 per $100 of covered value, with adjustments for
building materials, distance from coast and so forth.
"The agent laughed at the idea that anyone would
qualify for the $1.49 rate," he said.
Barrese said that a bigger, deductible of 10 to 15
percent might reduce the premium slightly 'but not
enough to make any difference."
"I consider all of this highway robbery," he said.
"And if it comes down to a premium of $20,000 to
$40,000, we will, go without wind coverage. We will
just put that money into the bank. And pray.
"If the Big One ever hits, there wouldn't be an island
and we would be out .of business anyway, because we
wouldn't have a patient or client base left. That would
be swept away."
Barrese said there are mortgages on the build-
ing and the banks holding the mortgage may require
that the owners carry wind insurance, regardless of
premium cost.
In that case, he said, "we will have to work out
something with the banks, and if the banks don't want
to do that, we will have to pay off the mortgages."
He said his home is paid for and he could take out a
mortgage on his house in order to pay off the mortgage
on his office, if necessary.
"That.isn't nice, but life deals certain blows and
you have to deal with it."
What bothers Barrese is what he views as the fail-
ure of the state government so far to effectively resolve
the insurance problem that he and others face.
"I don't feel like anyone up there cares," he said.
"We are on an island and yet we are not considered to
be in the wind zone?"
He says that simply isn't rational.
Barrese said the building, until now, has had
wind, fire and liability policy with Auto-Owners
Insurance Company.
"We've been with this same company since 1986,"
he said. "The reason they gave for dropping our wind
coverage was that they are lowering their risk for hur-
ricanes," he said.

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 September
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 arranged an Oct. 12 community forum with law
enforcement, the state attorney's office and judicial
officials to address the drug problem. \
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the nevly reno-
vated 1912 Cortez Schoolhouse, 4415 119th St W.

Newsmanatee.com publisher Mike Quinn contrib-
uted to this story.

An aban-
home in
one of the
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Barrese said last year's.premium for the build-
ing was about $4,500 and included general liability
as well as liability for the board of directors and the
usual wind, fire and hazard insurance. The policy had
a $250 deductible.
"This year - and this really irks me - we are
having to pay about $7,800 for liability, fire and hazard
insurance, with a $2,500 deductible.- and no wind cov-
erage," he said.

Auto-owners needs time
to research answers
John Lindauer, a spokesman for Auto-Owners
Insurance Company, told The Islander that he could
not comment on the wind insurance cancellation for
the Anna Maria Square building until he had time to
do some research.
"But I can tell you that we always give 30-days
notice before a cancellation," Lindauer said.
He said to e-mail The Islanider's questions and he
would try to respond later this week. The company,
which is based in Lansing, Mich., has "helped people
with their insurance needs" since 1916, according to its
Web site at www.auto-owners.com
The Web site says the company offers its insur-
ance products in 25 states through 5,800 indepen-
dent agents.
Mattick still awaiting answers, insurance
Pine Avenue General Store owner Sandy Mattick
is still waiting to find out if her business is eligible for
the state's new PCJUA wind insurance and what the
premium would be if she qualifies..
She said her agent is working to get answers.
Mattick's store, located at 307 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, has been without wind coverage since July.

E-mail or mail your comments about insurance to state
Rep. Bill Galvano at bill.galvano@myfloridahouse.gov
to help him to continue building a record that can be
used to develop solutions to the insurance crisis. His
mailing address is 1023 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 715,
Bradenton FL 34205.

The Islander wants to hear from you about your insur-
ance problems and your ideas for solutions. E-mail
news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.


Anna Maria City budget adopted - finally

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Maybe it was because Anna Maria city com-
missioners and residents had already been through
five worksessions and one public hearing on the
2006-07 budget.
Then again, maybe commissioners and residents
just believed the $3.37 million budget was one every-
one could accept.
Whatever the case, commissioners spent only 45
minutes at their Sept. 20 public hearing to officially
approve the 2006-07 budget and its accompanying 2.0
millage rate.
While the $3.37 million budget is a record, it
includes $1 million as a line of credit for capital

Fire assessments A.OK
Property and business owners in the West Manatee
Fire District must be bunch of happy\ campers, at least
when it comes to their 2006-07 fire assessments.
No one showed up at the district's Sept. 21 public
hearing to appeal their fire assessment. despite the fact
that the WMFR board pushed district assessments to
their legal maximum for the upcoming fiscal year.
Likewise. district property owners seem
pleased with a board proposal to increase the
impact fees that developers paN for new construc-
tion. The district held three public meetings to
discuss the issue, but only two people showed up.
- both at the same meeting.
Once the pair learned that the proposed impact fees
would not involve ad valorem tax increases, only fees
paid by de% elopers for new construction in the district,
they left satisfied \\ ith the proposal.
District voters will decide the impact fee issue in
the November election.,

The reserve fund will start the fiscal year at 33.49
percent of the operating budget, but, if all revenues and
expenditures are met, will close out the year on Sept.
30, 2007, at 38.1 percent.
The city will receive an increase of $210,000 in
ad valorem tax revenues for the coming fiscal year,
up 16 percent from last year. The 2.0 millage rate
remains unchanged.
A last-minute effort by Commissioner Linda Cramer
to. add $3,500 as a line item for a consultant's advice
and report on making the city a "walkable" community
failed to gain majority approval. While Commissioner
Christine Tollette favored the measure, Commission-
ers John Quam and Dale Woodland preferred to obtain
public input on the issue, including an opinion from
the environmental education and enhancement com-

Greg Wigeri Van Edema, left, was honored by West
Manatee Fire District Chief Andi Price and the
WMFR board Sept. 21 as he became the 23rd WMFR
firefighter to earn his degree in fire science technology
* since the degree program started several years ago.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

mittee, before committing any funds. Commissioner
Duke Miller was absent from the meeting.
Quam and Woodland did leave the door open to
discuss the issue at a future commission work session
and, if the commission agreed, the money would come
from the contingency fund.
"Just because it's not in the budget doesn't mean
we are going to wait another year" before discussing
the issue, said Woodland.
Mayor SueLynn had also favored the proposal as it
ties in with the city's planning for a $300,000 transpor-
tation enhancement grant it expects to receive from the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
in the 2010-11 fiscal year.,
"We should get an early start on planning for that
'grant," the mayor said.

Budget approved

without comment for

Bradenton Beach
With no comment from city commissioners or
citizens, Bradenton Beach took 11 minutes to adopt
a $3,831,315 budget for fiscal year 2006-07.
The city's proposed property tax rate is
2.4878 mills, down from the current 2.4902
mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed
value of a home, less any exemptions, such as
For a house valued at $525,000 in Braden-
ton Beach, minus homestead, the tax bill for the
city for the next.year is $1,243.90.
The spending-plan for 2006-07 is up from
the current $3,087,624.


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Slick says, just say 'No'
"Disaster averted" is perhaps a bit melodra-
matic (it was never a threat to Anna Maria Island) to
describe the accident at Port Manatee last week after
a pipeline leaked an estimated 900 gallons of oil into
Tampa Bay, but it does serve as a good exercise in
contaminant cleanup.
The spill was quickly secured with oil-contamina-
tion booms. An estimated 500 gallons were retrieved
without incident, and the rest mostly contained and
removed from the water. There were no dangers noted
to marine life.
OK, 900 gallons of oil in the water isn't like the
Exxon Valdez, but it's a lot of crude crud that could
have really damaged fragile ecosystems like bird rook-
eries, oyster beds or seagrass flats.
Thankfully, the spill took place at a port, where
crews are trained to respond with some speed to such
incidents, which, also fortunately, are infrequent.
Call it a good exercise, although not one in which
anyone wants to engage.
And it brings .to mind the problems Islanders and
others faced more than 30 years ago, when Belcher Oil
threatened to build an oil transfer station in the Gulf of
Mexico off Anna Maria Island.
The transfer facility would have allowed huge
tankers to offload oil to pipes that would pump
the petroleum to facilities at the Tampa port. The
danger, as Islanders and environmentalists at the
time expressed, was that any slight discharge - and
900 gallons would probably be viewed as "slight"
when dealing with millions of gallons of pil - would
endanger beaches and bays.
The fight resulted in the creation of Slick, the
oily bird, created from the pen of Islander cartoonist
Jack Egan.
And the fight was eventually won, with Belcher
dropping plans for the station.
The battle over offshore drilling in the Gulf is not
over, though. Although there are still questions as to
whether or not there actually is any oil under the sands
of the deep Gulf, continued efforts by Congress and
oil companies to dig exploratory wells several hundred
miles from the Island persist. :
Despite.the cry for more fossil fuels to feed our
hungry energy needs, the threat to our multi-billion-
dollar "sun, sand and surf" economy remains a prime
reason to block such efforts. Environmental threats
in the wake of any type of a "crude-oil boo-boo" is
just too great.
A spill of 900 gallons is manageable. A spill of
untold barrels of oil washing ashore is untenable.
Just say no to Florida offshore oil. Again.

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Spread the insurance risk
The following letter was sent to Florida Rep. Bill Gal-
* I am a Florida resident who is impacted by the
- price and unavailability of homeowners insurance due
to hurricane activity in recent years. There are many
suggestions and proposals for improving the situation. I
have one that I have not seen anywhere else: nationalize
insurance regulation.
The basic concept .of insurance is to spread risk
among a large number of insured people, most of whom
will not suffer a loss. Their premiums pay the few that
do. But when a large percentage of the insureds ALL
suffer a loss, the concept breaks down. The insurance
company that only insures poor risks is doomed to fail-
ure. That is what is happening in Florida with Citizens-
Property Insurance Co. and subsidiaries of national
companies that write only in Florida. These companies
exist because national writers find Florida's risk unac-
ceptable. Recent hurricane losses have been so large
and widespread across the state that writing homeown-
ers insurance in Florida is unprofitable. The problem
is, to exist at all, the Florida-only companies have to
charge extremely high rates.
I believe we should spread the risk across the whole
nation. Other states also deal with high risk situations due
to hurricanes, earthquakes,tfloods; tornadoes, wildfires, etc.
Flood insurance has long been underwritten by the federal
government, but I would not propose that the government
also provide wind peril coverage. Instead, private national
carriers should be required to provide extended peril cover-
age in ALL states and rate premiums appropriately to reflect
the nationwide risk, not just the local or statewide risk. This
practice would raise rates somewhat in low-risk areas, but
it shouldn't be significant given the large number of poli-
cies. Many state insurance regulators would be expected
to object, which is why a national perspective is needed,
with regulation at the federal level. Unpopular for some,
but it is the only way insurance can work as intended,
The same principle can be applied to flood insurance.
The federal government now underwrites it at a loss,
because only high-risk areas are required (by their mort-
gagees) to carry it. If more - or all - homeowners were

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required to carry flood insurance, not only would they be
better protected (almost anywhere can have a flood), but
the cost of a typical flood policy would be greatly reduced.
And, not insignificantly, the National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram might break even for a change! When it operates at
a deficit, federal tax dollars bail it out anyway, funded in
part by many taxpayers who don't carry flood insurance.
Wouldn't it be better to have, a fiscally sound program
while providing valuable protection to more citizens?
Spreading the risk is the definition of insurance.
Let's get back to basics!
Thomas Huntington, Holmes Beach and Brandon

Thanks from vice mayor
The city of Bradenton Beach and its WAVES com-
mittee owe a huge debt of gratitude to the devoted vol-
unteers and gracious speakers who helped make the
state meeting of Waterfronts Florida Partnership Com-
munities a success.
For providing gorgeous rooms at state rates, Bar-
bara Rodocker of Bridgewalk Resort and David Teitel-
baum of Tortuga Inn; for top-notch hospitality, Angela
Rodocker of Sun House Restaurant and Ed Chiles of
the Sandbar Restaurant.
For above-and-beyond giving of time and resources,
thanks go to Jacob Spooner, Bridge Street Bazaar, and
Sissy Quinn (and the lovely ladies of) Anna Maria
Island Historical Society; for expertise and Willingness
to give, thanks to The Islander staff, Bradenton Beach
Scenic Highway Committee, city staff, Manatee County
Area Transit, AMI Sun and Roger Allen of the Historic
Village of Cortez.
For contributing as speakers and experts, thanks to
Winston DeSue, Mike Jepson, Commissioner Heath Davis
of Cedar Key, Dr. Tom Ankerson and Mr. Teitelbaum.
Our "Swap Your Bag, Save the Beaches and
Bays" initiative would not have been possible with-
out the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, ASAP Florida,
the enthusiasm of Bonner Joy at The Islander, and the
inspiration of Mike and Ines Norman.
I am so very proud to have served this community,
'and am equally proud of its direction. Bless you all!
Lisa Maria Phillips, vice mayor, Bradenton Beach

THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 27. 2006 7 7

Island grandparents encounter

unique homecomings

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Who says you can't come home again? More and
more retirees are facing this-predicament: Their adult
children are returning to live with them - often with
grandchildren, and sometimes spouses in tow.
According to Census 2000 data, approximately 2.4
million American grandparents are raising their grandchil-
dren. In Manatee County, the census indicates that 3,200
grandparents are fulltime caregivers and, on the Island,
there are 109 grandparents raising grandchildren.
The reasons for this growing trend vary, explains
Anna Maria Island Community Center counselor Shir-
ley Romberger. Some adult children move back in with
their parents after graduating from college, trying to
make ends meet as they build a career. Others move
in, bringing grandkids with them, as they work through
difficult issues of losing a job or spouse. And in many
cases, seniors are faced with raising their grandchildren
because the parents are unable to do the job, yet again,
for a variety of reasons that range from military duty
to problems with addiction.
Recognizing the large quantity of Island families
experiencing the challenges associated with intergen-
erational living, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Family Foundations program is offering a
support group twice a month.
The group, named "Home Again," is designed for
grandparents raising grandchildren and those with adult
children living with them as they "re-organize" their
own lives. The group is intended to give these families
an opportunity to voipe their frustrations, find common
ground with others facing similar challenges and learn
strategies for handling this new family dynamic.
"There are unique challenges these families face,
especially when grandchildren are involved," said
Rormberger. "It's their home, but it's difficult for many
grandparents to define their role."
For example, an adult child who comes home to

live with his or her parents after graduating from col-
lege doesn't necessarily want to keep the same hours as
an older couple. And when the grandparents are made
responsible for raising grandchildren, they lose the free-
dom they had in their roles as grandparents, now having
to be disciplinarians as well.
"There are many emotional issues that these fami-
lies face as well," Romberger said. "This is the time
retirees have for themselves, to travel, to do what they
enjoy. Many are not working. It's natural to want to care
for your family, but it also puts this. generation out of
kilter. There are a lot of adjustments to be made for all
involved. A lot of families.do it well, but there are still
Romberger and Center counselor Rosemarie Fisher
will facilitate the group meetings, but the participants
will drive the topics and direction.
Currently group members include families dealing
with long-term guardianship of grandkids and transi-
tioning adult children.
Romberger noted thatthe oldest generation within
these families is not real quick to seek out therapy or
support groups. She said that this group is meant to
serve as a resource.
Consider this for instance, grandparents don't have the
same social opportunities as, say, new moms have in
connecting with other parents who share similar experi-
ences. Home Again offers a forum to make connections
with other parenting grandparents.
"This is a non-threatening environment," stressed
Romberger. "We're not here to suggest that these fami-
lies are not doing things right. It's a place to meet others
who are in the same boat and share concerns."
Home Again meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every
second and fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning
tonight, Sept. 27, at the School of Constructive Play.
The School0is located at 304 PineAve.. Anna Maria.
Babysitting and food will be provided. For more infor-
mation or to register, call the Center at 778-1908.

In the Sept. 26, 1996, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Beachgoers in Holmes Beach near White Avenue
received a bit of a shock this week when a 5-foot-
long alligator was spotted crawling out of the Gulf of
Mexico. Manatee County animal control officers took
the alligator into "custody" for release in an appropri-
ate inland lake. Alligators can survive in salt water, the
officers said, but need to drink fresh water.
* Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner.urged city
officials to seek other means of funding a new Key.Royale
Bridge after Florida Department of Transportation offi-
cials appeared "lukewarm" about funding a new bridge,
although the DOT had spent $60,000 for its design.
* Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Dick Suhre
resigned his position, citing health problems from a
recent surgery. A 10-year resident of the city, Suhre
had been a city commissioner since June 1994, when
he was appointed to replace Jack Charlton.

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on theif-in- iverds t aryof the'. school participation in
international Peace Day,.and is the first to take place
on the new school campus.
Following a procession of each class onto the front
lawn. Holmes Beach. Manor Carol. Whitmore addressed
the school. reading the International Peace Da) proclma-
tion to official mark the beginning of the celebration. .
Each grade planned different activities to
share. Kindergarten students led the parade into
the garden, Leaving behind them a trail of Quinoa,
the first 'rain ever harvested bN man. First-'rade
students released butterfllies.
Second-araders crafted biodegradable Thfloer pots
containing seeds sent to A nME tro PS-69 in Neo '
York shortly\ follow~ ing the Sept. 11. 2001. terrorist
attacks. a which coincidental\ \\as the same da\ iornier t
Ne l Yorkers Nicole and Julian Botero enrolled at the
Island school. The Botero tamil Pa\ ere among the spe-
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Third-graders crafted peace do\ es out of rec\cla-
ble matenals. fourth-graders made placards to line the
�*peace path,'" and fifth-grade led the flag ceremony.
During the flag ceremony\ students rededicated the
international flags posted beside the peace pole. These
lags replace the ones stolen at the end of the past school
ear, and represent the same cotintries that ate included
on the peace pole. The peace pole has a placard on each
side % ith the sa in* "'Nlai Peace Preo ail On Earth"
inscrpted in different languages
There was also a dedication and replanting of sev-
eral memorial trees. Some of the school community
members honored included Majorie Kinan, Beth Ann
Schieble, Jim Sackett and Jim Taylor, among others.
There will be other memorial tree plantings in the
future. Former teacher Pat Wagner's memorial tree will
be replanted on her birthday, Oct. 16.

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Kailyn Youngs, an AME
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elementary school stu- by striking a gong. He struck the gong shortly after Holmes
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Japanese storyteller brings books alive at AME

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School media specialist
Lynne McDonough will utilize a $4,600 Weller Grant
to "Bring Books Alive" at AME this year.
Leslie and Margaret Weller were longtime Long-
boat Key residents whose interests included the arts
and the importance of arts education in helping young
people become better citizens. Funds from the Weller
Arts Education Program are used to help schools and
teachers in Manatee and Sarasota counties build arid

refine programs that will enable students to develop a
deep understanding of culture and the arts. The board
of directors of the Community Foundation award a total
of up to $100,000 in two categories each year.
McDonough plans to utilize the Weller funds to
bring a series of special guests that can creatively
tie books to art, math, music, visual arts and other
The first special guest is Japanese storyteller
Kuniko Yamamoto, who will dramatize Japanese myths
and fables with a combination of traditional Japanese

Turtle release
The youth group from St. Bernard Catholic Church was in, ited to take part in a iirtle tltase with Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Fox iooik thic youh group to a nest site at 69th
Street in Holmes Beach that had recently hatched. Ai the site. she demonstrated how Turtle Watch volunteers
excavate a nest and look for unhatched eggs and hatchlings trapped inside the nest. The youth group tallied 59
eggs, 35 that did not yield hatchlings. Two more babies were found alive in the nest, and one "pipped" egg (a
live turtle stuck halfway in and out-of its egg). The youth group members gathered around a large turtle shell
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music, hand-crafted masks, dance and a touch of magic,
said AME guidance counselor Cindi Harrison. Yama-
moto will perform in the media center Sept. 29 for all
grade levels.
The stories are carefully selected to portray the cul-
ture and moral perspective of Japan. Students will be
encouraged to compare Japanese and American tales,
arts and the cultural elements of the two countries
during a question-and-answer session, said Harrison.
Yamamoto will also present a workshop on origami
and Japanese folktales to AME fourth-graders.
Yamamoto is a native of Japan. She grew up
studying and performing traditional theater and dance.
Having moved to the United States 17 years ago, she
has been hired to perform at the Disney Epcot Japanese
pavilion, among other prestigious locations.
For more information, call the school at 708-5525, or
visit Yamamoto's Web site, www.KunikoTheater.com.

Monday. Oct. 2
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Chicken Tenders or Shrimp Poppers.
Steamed Carrots. Fruit Cocktail, Juice Bar
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit. Cereal. Toast.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Mac and Cheese or Fish Nuggets. Baked a
Roll. Winter Mix Vegetables, Chilled Peaches
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick. Yogurt. Cereal.
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or Sloppy Joe, Curly
Fries, Veggie Cup, Strawberries and Bananas
Thursday, Oct. 5
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast,
Bagels, Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Chix Pieces or Mini-Corn Dogs.
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Players season
By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
The Island Players will open its 58th season Oct. 12
to 22 with "Quartet" at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, with Gareth Gibbs as director.
The box office will open Monday, Oct. 2, with tick-
ets $15 per show. Show times will be 8 p.m., Sunday
matinees at 2 p.m. The theater will be closed Mondays.
Director is Gareth Gibbs, Welch artist who came
to the Island 30 years ago as part of a British com-
pany on a Florida theater tour. He stayed initially
with the late Helen Peters, who was then director of
the Island Players.
He subsequently brought his own company, the
Players Theatre of Glamorgan, Wales, on 11 occa-
sions, the last being two years ago when they performed
Dylan Thomas's "Under Milkwood."
He met his wife Mavis in 1958 when they were
both in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and on the
evening of the last performance of "Quartet" they will
celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. She also
appears in "Quartet."
Others in the cast are Sam McDowell, Richard
Schubel, Barbara Fleming and Rita Lamoreux.
In addition to directing, Gibbs also designed the
sets for "Quartet." Ruth Stevens is stage manager, Chris
McVicker light design, Don Bailey costumes, Bob Grant
sound, Jack Abene set and Dolores Harrell props.
Additional details may be obtained by calling
Four events on library's schedule
for month of October
The Island Branch Library has four events on
its October schedule, all of them at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
They are an Internet class for beginners, with
advance registration required, at 8:30 a.m. Monday,
Oct. 2 and 16; origami from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7; Friends of the Island Branch Library
Book Club meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11;
and a meeting of the organization's board, 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 20.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday and
closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further
information may be obtained by calling 778-6341.

Autumn schedule to begin
for bridge players
Bridge players will resume play on the Anna Maria
Island Community Center schedule Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Play will be at, the St. Bernard Catholic Church
activities hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach,
during construction at the Center facility in Anna
Maria. Hours for bridge wilLbe noon to 3:30 p.m. every
Tuesday. Cost is $2 per person. Details are available at

'Karaoke for Cure' fundraiser
set for cancer battle
The battle against cancer moves to Pelican Pete's:
Bar and Grill next week for a fundraising party for the
local "race" team, "Karaoke for Cure."
The event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
30, at the bar and grill at 12012 Cortez Road in Cortez.
It is part of the "Race for the Cure" under the banner of
the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. The
"Karaoke for Cure" is also the name of the local team
entered in the race.
The party at Pete's will have a lot of singing, raffles,
games, silent auction and so on. Additional details may
be obtained by calling 792-4822.

Mixed movements class
'Perpetual Motion' resuming.
The mixed movements dance and exercise class led
by Mo Dye is resuming Fridays under the sponsorship
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
It will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday
from Oct. 6 through Dec. 29 at the activity hall of St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Cost is $5 for.members, $8 for nonmembers.
Details are available at 778-1908.

Island real estate sales this week
This Playa Encantada condo at 6006 Gulf Drive,
Unit 207, Holmes Beach, sold in April 1988 for
$79,900 and on Sept. 5, 2006, for $650,000. The cost
per square foot is $642. It is 1,011 sfla / 1,179 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, sold by Grossweiler
to Martinez; list price $695,000. Sold on Sept. 8 at
Club Bamboo South, Bradenton Beach, 2412 Gulf
Drive N., Unit 301, a 430 sfur studio condo, Lewison
to Bamboo Gulf Properties LLCfor $475,000. Jesse
Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna
Maria, can be reached at (941) 713-4755 direct, or at
Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244. Current Island real estate
transactions may also be viewed online at www.
islander.org. Copyright-2006.

AME seeks Fall Fest
The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall
Festival will be held on campus from 11:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The Parent-Teacher
Organization festival committee is seeking food
vendors for the event in addition to donations for
its prize drawings.
The Fall Festival is one of the PTO's
annual fundraising events, raising more than
$11,000 the past school year. There are many
volunteer opportunities both in planning the
event as well as the day of the event. The com-
mittee will hold its next meeting at 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 26.
For more information, call the school at

Whitmore to inaugurate
Young Pros' interviews
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, candidate
for the Manatee County Commission, will be the first
guest in the Anna Maria Island Young Professionals
speaker program.
.She will appear at a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 2, at Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Title of the Young Professionals' new program
is "Inside Business." Whitmore's topic will be "The
Election's Impact on Business."
The format calls for the group's president, Wil-
liam Bouziane, to interview the speaker, then open
the meeting to questions from the floor about "just
about anything."
Topics of future speakers will include "Event Plan-
ning," "Business Tax Planning for 2007," "Giving Back
to the Community," "Business Financial Planning" and
"Business Strategy and Marketing."
Additional information may be obtained by calling

'Sit and Be Fit' program getting
under way at St. Bernard
A "Sit and Be Fit" class is being launched by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, using minimal
weight, tubing and other exercise equipment.
"The focus is on slow, controlled moves using
proper form for maximum benefit and minimum risk
of injury," a Center spokesperson said. Shirley Fideler
will be the instructor.
It will be at 1 p.m. Friday starting Oct. 6 at the
activities hall of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost will be $5 for
Center members, $8 for nonmembers.
Further information may be obtained by calling

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A health advisory has been issued by the Manatee
County Health Department for waters on the north end
of Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
Bathers and beachgoers using this beach area
should be advised there could be a health problem in
the water. The advisory indicated that "water contact
may pose an increased risk of infectious disease, par-
ticularly for susceptible individuals."
Tom Larkin with Manatee County said that the high
level of bacteria "indicates that water contact may pose
an increased risk of infectious disease, particularly for
susceptible individuals."

The increase in bacteria levels could be related
to the recent heavy rains and associated stormwater
runoff, he said.
Larkin said the waters would be tested again this
week and an updated advisory issued Sept. 27.
Under a federally funded program, the county
monitors 10 area saltwater locations. When levels of
fecal coliform or other bacteria exceed the accepted
EPA standard for a five-week test average, a warning
is issued.
Seven test locations are on Anna Maria Island, but
no health advisories for those locations were issued.

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Photo: Paul Roat

Longboat Key fish scooper 'harmless' to turtles

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
Rest easy, sea turtle fans: The. machine that has
been scooping red tide-killed fish from the waters of
Sarasota Bay doesn't harm turtles.
That's the word from the man in charge, Juan
Florensa, director of Longboat Key's Public Works
He's.never seen a marine turtle on the surface of
Sarasota Bay, and basking on the su face is where tur-
tles are in most danger from man's machines in the sea,
especially in the case in the Gulf of Mexico. That's the
only place the Longboat machine could get at them,
and it hasn't.-
.He's seen plenty of dead fish, though, thousands
of them of all sizes and shapes, floating on the bay's
surface. They are victims of the red tide algae bloom,
which interferes with fishes'breathing apparatus - and
humans' too, to'a much lesser degree. '
The machine is far more interesting than the work
it does. It is a very shallow-draft craft propelled by,
paddle wheels on its sides, its blunt front end is open
and lowered so that its bottom is a couple of inches
below the surface of the water.

This arrangement floats the dead fish into the
bowels of the maw of the machine, to be stored until
there's a load and then transferred to trucks and hauled
away to a landfill where it is buried, and its smell
along with it.
As for turtles, Florensa is sure none has ever been
scooped up by the scooper: "There's a mar up high on
the superstructure, and he can seen everything that's
coming into the boat. Never a turtle."
' The machine gets most of the dead fish, though,
except for those hung up in mangroves by changing
tides. They have to be plucked one by one by hand,
or, if workers are too late, the fish just rot. Longboat
people would much rather workers got to the mess
-before that stage.
Florensa said the fish scooper has done a real job
- 156.24 tons of dead fish in two weeks. The machine
is one of two operated by Grubbs Engineering Co.
under contract to Longboat Key among other red tide-
hit places.
Mayor Joan Webster noted that the town has
spent about $200,000 on Grubbs for the removal of
dead fish from canals on the key during the most
recent red tide outbreak.

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By Jim Hanson
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With nearly 7,000 baby sea turtles gone home to
the Gulf of Mexico, "a very good year" for turtles on
Anna Maria Island beaches is just about over.
Only eight nests of 102 total remain to hatch

Anthology of 30 Gulf Coast
writers to be discussed'
The anthology being compiled by Gulf Coast
Writers group will be discussed by its publisher,
Vern Firestone, when the group meets Monday,
Oct. 2.
Firestone is with the Sarasota-based Pepper
Tree publishing house, which is to publish the
book. It ,N ill contain \\ orkk by 30 Gulf Coast
writers, said Mildred Roy of the group.
-The meeting will be at 10:15 a.m. at the
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for the season. Island Turtle Watch volunteers have
excavated nests that have hatched and found that
6,722 hatchlings this year have called Anna Maria
Island home.
The eight remaining nests are mostly around 77th
Street in Holmes Beach, said Suzi Fox, director of
Turtle Watch,
Last to hatch is expected to be a nest there due to
deliver Thursday, Sept. 28.
Girl Scouts have joined Fox and Turtle Watch regu-
lars in clearing up the last of the season's work, mostly
collecting the plastic stakes used to mark turtle nests to
warn people away.
The Girl Scouts will adopt one of the remaining
eight nests and excavate it when the hatching is done,
under Fox's supervision. "
"It's been a very good year," Fox summed up.
"The beach has not held much water, which can
damage eggs. Even the renourished parts of the
beach were very productive, which is good news not
altogether expected - we've all been sort of holding
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach,
Sept. 11, 103 Gulf Drive N., S.S. Scoops Ice
Cream Shop, burglary. The owner discovered the shop
had been burglarized when arriving at work. Accord-
ing to the report, a small window near the door had
been broken with a rock and the deadbolt unlocked.
A small amount of cash was stolen from a safe behind
the store counter.
Sept. 12, 100 block of Fourth Street North, drug
arrest. Edward Everett, 38, and Walton Roderick,
42, both of Palmetto, were arrested on drug-related
charges after an officer stopped their vehicle due to a
cracked windshield. Roderick was in possession of a
glass pipe reportedly used for smoking crack cocaine.
Everett was found in possession of two plastic bags
of powder cocaine.
Sept. 12, 2100 block of Bay Drive North, burglary.
A man reported money stolen from his vehicle.
Sept: 15, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass
warning. An officer witnessed a man who had exited the
store after previously being given a trespass warning.
He was unable to find the original trespass warning on
file, and issued the subject a new trespass warning.
Sept. 17, 135 Bridge St., Bridgetender Inn Res-
taurant, illegal dumping. A man and his son were
seen dumping several items from a houseboat onto
the shoreline property of the Bridgetender Inn. When
confronted by witnesses, the men reportedly became
verbally abusive. The father was given a notice to
appear and a juvenile referral was issued to the son for
littering. Both were given a trespass warning. Accord-
ing to the report, the trash appeared to be furnishings
and fixtures from the houseboat.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 15, 5200 Gulf Drive, Martinique South, theft.
The property manager reported the theft of tools and
maintenance supplies. According to the report, there
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Sept. 17, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, bat-
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It will be J.D. Webb Day Saturday, Sept. 30, in
Orlando, a day set aside for a particularly spectacular
and dangerous wakeboard jump by the Anna Maria
Island native.
The 19-year-old will be immortalized on TV for
Discovery channel's "Stunt Junkies" program, as he
jumps a fountain in downtown Orlando.
His father, Ben, said the wakeboard champion will
attempt to sail 70 feet in the air from one 15-foot ramp
to another, clearing 30 feet of vertical "fall." He was at
65 feet early in the week in practice jumps, so 70 feet
shouldn't be all that difficult, said Ben.

J.D. Webb was featured in the August 2006 edition of
Wakevboard magazine. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

causing a disturbance. The suspect was given a trespass
warning and arrested for battery.
Sept. 17, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. Two women reported cash and- credit cards
stolen from their purses, which they left locked inside
their vehicle.
Sept. 18, 4000 block of East- Bay Drive, traffic
crash. A capias request was issued for a woman for
misrepresentation of car insurance. The woman was
found at fault of a traffic accident and, according to the
report, she provided insurance information for a policy
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Sept. 20, 8300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A man
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year-around smooth water. They moved to a lakeshore
home in Auburndale, near Winter Haven. That put
them near Orlando, too, where so much of J.D.'s sport
is centered.
It's been nothing but up and up ever since for the
gifted young athlete. He has won everything that's been
open to him as he advanced in age and skill level. He
has sponsors - Reef Brazil clothing, Hyperlite board
maker, Air Nautique boats, Red Bull energy sports
drink, Dragon Eyewear, Performance Ski and Surf and
Body Glove wet suit manufacturer.
He is "on the circuit" from May to December, com-
peting in events around the world. And everywhere he
goes, he conducts free wakeboarding clinics for aspir-
ing young athletes, his father said. "He's a real giver,
gives a lot to kids like he was not long ago.
"He's not only a champion at his sport, he's a ter-
rific kid, always has been," said Ben, his father. "He's
never gotten into the scrapes I used to, never caused his
parents the kind of grief I did and all the kids I knew
did. He's just a great kid."
With the keys to the city of Orlando coming to
him, he's still just a "great kid." All he has to do
is go through with that extremely dangerous jump
His mother, Susan, said, "I'm doing an extra lot of
praying these days." And Ben's mom and J.D.'s grand-
mother Jackie of Anna Maria City should be very proud
of them all.

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Wednesday, Sept. 27, by phoning the chamber at
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Holmes Beach.
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26 inches, on excellent paper, said the chamber's execu-
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Don Meilner Sr. was 25 years old and working for
Western Electric - the Chicago telephone company -
when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and America
entered World War II.
"I already had a six-month deferment from the
draft," remembered Don. "I was the sole support of
my six brothers and sisters and could have renewed
my deferment."
By July 1943, however, Don's sisters were old
enough to take care of the rest of the family and he
decided not to ask for another deferment.
"All my friends were going in and I didn't want to
miss anything. I didn't want to be a hero, I just figured
it was the right thing to do," he said modestly.
Entering the Army at the ripe old age of 27, Don
was dubbed "grandpa" and "old man" by the younger
recruits, who were mostly teenagers. Still, Don man-
aged to keep up and even pass most of the "kids" during
basic training.
Don fully expected to be sent to Europe as a rifle-
man in an infantry division, but the Army - for once
- managed to find the right man for the right job.
Usually, the Army would assign mechanics to rifle
platoons and guys who had been outdoor hunters in
civilian life to mechanics school. Don, however, got the
right assignment when he was sent to the 66th Signal
Battalion after an extended basic training.
"We were the guys who set up field telephones and
wires and handled all communications for the division,"
he said. "It wasn't front-line duty, but we would be near
the fighting."
After more training, Don and the 66th Signal
Battalion were sent overseas to France in September
1944, just a few months after the D-Day invasion, and
assigned to the 9th Army.
"We didn't go to the front lines right away, but had_
another two months of training before we went to the
front. We were lucky. We were a few miles behind the
main lines, so we didn't see too much combat until
we had to go forward to fix some telephone lines or
install phones, but I can't remember too many guys
getting hit."
Of course, the German artillery was always at work,
lobbing shells at any suspected Allied position, but luck
was again on Don's side. "Most of the shells never
came near us. I guess the Germans figured a signal
battalion didn't amount to much."
By November 1944, Don had been transferred
to the motor pool as a truck driver because he was
one of the few men familiar with operating heavy-
duty trucks.
Driving a truck for the Army, however, wasn't a,
walk in the park. Because of the blackout restrictions,
night driving was extremely hazardous as the truck had

At 27 years old, Don Meilner was the "old man" of
his U.S. Army unit in World War II.
only two small slivers of light from its headlamps to
guide the driver.
"When we drove into fog, it was really scary. Guys
would just drive off a cliff because they lost the road,
or the guy in front of them. I was one of the lucky ones.
I never had any problems."
Then came the Battle of the Bulge in December
1944. Don was ordered to drive to Bastogne to deliver
supplies to the embattled 101st Airborne Division.
Blackout restrictions were forgotten and Don and his
fellow drivers were told to go full speed - and make
sure their rifles were loaded and ready.
"We were told we might run into Germans, but
I was lucky again. I didn't have any close calls, but
other guys reported that they got shot at by German
troops. We had to drive 150 miles in one night over
French roads that were pretty miserable and we were
surrounded by the enemy. It was pretty hairy, but I got
lucky and never had to fire my rifle."
After the Battle of the Bulge, Don and the battalion
settled back into, the routine of war. By this time, he had
been promoted to tech sergeant in charge of a number
of younger men. "They still called me 'old man,' but I
had been promoted because I could do the job. And I
was a bit older than those kids," he laughed.
One of the "joys" of being in the Army in France for
Don was a weekend pass to Paris, the City of Lights.
"Paris was wild, that's all I'm going to say," Don
said with a smile. "We actually made some money
because we sold all our extra clothing to the locals.
They were desperate for clothes, so we didn't go back
to our headquarters broke."
The German surrender in May 1945 found Don and
his battalion just 100 miles from Berlin.
"We had a wild celebration. We were one happy
bunch that day. We thought the war was over and we
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down that said we were going to the Pacific to prepare
for the invasion of Japan. It was a hell of a letdown.
Talk about a bunch of unhappy soldiers. There were
a lot of complaints, but there wasn't anything we
could do. Most of us didn't have enough points to
get discharged."
The battalion sailed from France to England, then
back to New York for a brief leave before heading for
the Philippines, which by that time had been liberated
by Allied troops under Gen. Douglas McArthur.
Shortly after the unit reached the Philippines,
however, the atom bomb was dropped and the Japa-
nese surrendered.
"Once again, we thought we were going home, but
we didn't," laughed Don at the memory. "We still didn't
have enough points for a discharge, so we stayed in the
Philippines for a few months, then went to Japan for
occupation duty."
It was in the Philippines that Don had his closest
call with military discipline.
Never one to shy away from making a little extra
spending money, Don and his buddies would collect
all the empty beer bottles left by the troops after a beer
call. The bottles were brown colored and the enterpris-
ing Don and his pals would fill the bottles with water,
then sell them to the natives as real beer. Because the
bottles were brown, you couldn't tell what was really
inside until you opened one up, Don joked.
"We always made sure we went 50 or 60 miles
away from our camp, and we covered up our unit
designation. We'd collect the money real quick, then
drive like hell to get away before they found out they'd
bought nothing but water."
Business was booming until one day they went
to a sleepy Filipino town for a sale when their com-
pany lieutenant passed by in a jeep. He immediately
stopped and asked what the hell they were doing so
far from camp.
Thinking quickly, Don replied that they were look-
ing for supplies for the battalion mess hall.
That seemed to satisfy the lieutenant and he drove
off, but Don and his pals decided to get out of the
"beer" business.
"If we'd been caught, we would have been lucky
to just get busted to private. We probably would have
gotten a lot worse," he chuckled.
Lacking any beer or alcohol was never a problem
in the 66th Signal Battalion, however.
"There were a few boys from the hills of Ken-
tucky and Tennessee who knew how to make moon-
shine.. It was strong stuff, enough to make your hair
stand up straight, but it was better than nothing,"
he remembered.
The battalion eventually went to Japan for occupa-
tion duty. Don remembers that Japan had been thor-
oughly bombed by the U.S. Air Corps and there wasn't
a lot to do in a country with nothing.
The highlight of Don's stay in Japan was when
Gen. McArthur inspected the battalion, complete with
corncob pipe and all the photographers.
But all good things must come to an end. After just
under three years in the Army, Don and his buddies
were eventually discharged, and he returned to Chicago
in February 1946.
Don returned to his old job with Western Electric
and spent another 31 years with the company.
He had gotten married two months before entering



14 M SEPT. 27, 2006 M THE ISLANDER

Greatest Generation
the Army and he and his wife had two children. Don
now has three grandchildren and three great-grandchil-
dren. His wife passed away several years ago. His son,
Don Jr. and wife Jo Ann live on Anna Maria Island,
while his daughter is in Winter Haven.
Don moved to Bradenton in 1977 after he retired
from Western Electric. He remains active to this day,
working out at a fitness club daily and driving his car
on vacations or to visit his daughter.
"It's been a good life. I enjoyed the Army. I wasn't
a hero and I didn't do anything special. The heroes are
still over there. But I was very lucky to get into an outfit
that didn't see much combat, even though I had figured
I'd be in the infantry. The heroes were those frontline
troops," Don said emphatically.
Although he was already a grown man when he
went into the service, he wouldn't trade his Army
experiences for anything.
"The Army really helped me become a better
person. A lot of guys went in as kids and came out as
grown men. It's something I'm proud to have done, and
I'd do it all over again if I had to."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.

"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any allied
country (U.S., Canada,-Britain, Holland, Norway,
France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
pines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear from
you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.

Calling all Island vets
The Islander newspaper is planning a special
ceremony and breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, to
honor all veterans who have been featured in "The

Today, Don Meilner Sr. is 90 years old'and maintains
an active lifestyle, working out five times each week
and driving his car to many locations around Flor-
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Greatest Generation."
Some of the telephone numbers and addresses of the
veterans have been misplaced. If you know the address
or phone number of any of the following veterans, or if
you are the veteran, please call us at 778-7978 or e-mail
us at news@islander.org.
The veterans we need are:
Ray McDonnel, Marty Higgins, Bob Shafer, Bill
Olsen, Peter and Cedella Duke, Bob Frank, Frank Zac-
chero, Dick Hennessey, Joe Frattura, Bob Seipel, Bill
Tester, Bob Keller, Dave Bennett, Henry Becker, Jack
Morris, Paul Kaemmerlen, George Wilson, Jack Mead,
Roy Davis, Ken Holmes, Ken Stabeck, Walter Stewart,
Leo Ostiguy and Anne Kurtz.

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Wednesday, Sept. 27
5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Business Card Exchange at Wachovia Bank, 5327 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.
6:30 to 8 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center
Family Foundation's "Home Again" support group meeting at
the School of Constructive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Babysitting provided.
Thursday, Sept. 28
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "Internal Marketing" small business
success workshop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys
Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 383-8217. Fee applies.
Friday, Sept. 29
6 to 9 p.m. - "Parents Night Out" babysitting and activ-
ity night for kids potty-trained through fifth-grade at Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
Saturday, Sept. 30
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
7 to 10 p.m. - Karaoke for the Cure at Pelican Petes,
12012 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 792-4822.
Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Sunday, Oct. 1
4 p.m. - Jam for 14 Perico apartment fire victim
"beach party" benefit party at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
7978. Fee applies.
Monday, Oct. 2
8:30 a.m. - Internet classes at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration: 778-6341.
10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest
Cerne Firestone at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3209.
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interview with Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore at
Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 779-9108.

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at
the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 350-4326.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Bridge Club at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. - Business After Hours with the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce and the Longboat-Lido-St.
Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
Wednesday, Oct. 4
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City
Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

* Florida Watercolor Society exhibition at ArtCenter Sara-
sota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, through Oct. 14. Information: 365-
Coming up:
* "Development of Ads and Public Relations" workshop at
the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 5.
* Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Oct. 6.
* Mixed movements class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Oct. 6.
* Sit and Be Fit class at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Oct. 6.
* Florida Coastal Cleanup Oct. 7.
* "A Taste of St. Armands" Oct. 7.
* Count Sharkula at Mote Marine Aquarium Oct. 7.
* Family orgami class at the Island Branch Library Oct. 7.

Save the Date:
* 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.


Ricky E. Allen
Ricky E. Allen 49, of Bradenton, died Sept,. 18.
Memorial services were Sept. 21. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Ricky Allen Cancer Fund,
care of Bank of America, 1201 Sixth Ave. W., Bra-
denton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Kathleen; son Richard of
Lake Wales; daughter Jennifer of Orlando; step-son
Tim Coombs of Bradenton; brother William and his
wife Sharon of Holmes Beach, and David of Braden-
ton; sister Diane and her husband Stephen Johnson of
Hephzibah, Ga.; and mother Kathleen of Bradenton.

Betty M. Costello
Betty M. Costello, 87, of LaGrange Park, Ill., and
formerly Holmes Beach, died Sept. 18.
Born in Grand Island, N.E., Mrs. Costello was
a 24-year resident of Holmes Beach. She was a-
member of the Key Royale Club, where she served as
secretary. She was a member of Queen of Apostle's
Women's Club.
Memorial services were Sept. 23 at Chicago
Heights, Ill., and memorial services will be held at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to National
Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119,
Minneapolis MN 55447, or to the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion of Greater Chicago, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015,
Stokie IL 60076.
She is survived by sons Michael and his wife Judie
of Burnsville, Minn., William and his wife Jennifer of
Phoenix, Ariz., and James and his wife Jackie of Crete,
Ill.; daughter Patricia and her husband Jeffrey Slovak
of Oak Park, Ill.; sister Eileen McGuan; eight grand-
children; and three great-grandchildren..

Joseph R. Hayes
Joseph Reed Hayes, 88, of St. Augustine and for-
merly Anna Maria Island and Sarasota, died Sept. 11.
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Hayes was a novelist,
playwright, and winner of two Tony awards. He wrote the
novel "The Desperate Hours" while living on the Island
in 1953, which was later turned into a play starring Karl
Malden and Paul Newman and a movie starring Hum-
phrey Bogart and Frederic March. That film was remade
in 1990 starring Mickey Rourke and Anthony Hopkins.
He wrote 12 novels and more than 20 plays, six of which
were performed on Broadway. He also wrote screenplays
and scripts for television. Among his works were "Mr.
Peepers," "Calculated Risk," "Like Any Other Fugitive,"
"Bon Voyage" and "The Happiest Millionaire-,"
A celebration of his life will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept.
30 at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Manatee-Sarasota Alzheimer's
Association, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.
He is survived by sons Daniel, Greg and Jason; and
five grandchildren.

Pelican Man sends out SOS
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary has sent out an
emergency call for volunteers to help rescue birds at
the facility on City Island.
"This time of year we have fewer volunteers because
local workers are focused on work and school, and our
'snowbirds' have not yet migrated back to Florida,"
said Karie Hajek, manager of the volunteers.
A volunteer is expected to commit to at least one
four-hour shift once a week. They will be trained by the
sanctuary. Those interested may call Hajek at 388-4444.
The sanctuary is at 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota, on City Island at the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge.

16 M SEPT. 27, 2006 0 THE ISLANDER

Soccer season kicks off first week of action

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The dress rehearsals are complete and the games
are for real as the Anna Maria Island Community
Center kicked off its 31st season of recreational
youth soccer.
Unlike past years, this season is being played at the
new Holmes Beach field and the majority of the games
are being played on Saturdays during the day.
In hot, muggy conditions, Autoway Ford defeated
a short-handed Mike Norman Realty team by a score of
4-0 in Division III action on Sept. 23. In a nice gesture
of sportsmanship, Autoway Ford agreed to play one
player short to match the number of players present for
Mike Norman Realty.
The two teams battled it out fairly evenly in the
early going. Mike Norman Realty had the first good
scoring chance when Morgan Greig got fouled drib-
bling toward the Autoway goal. His free kick from 22
yards went just wide of the goal.
Autoway then kicked it up a notch and applied tre-
mendous offensive pressure over the ensuing 15 min-
utes. In the fifth minute, Robby Officer pounced on a
short goal kick, dribbled inside the 18-yard mark and
fired a shot that Norman goalie Zoe Piccirillo saved.
Neil Carper came right back at the Norman defense
and ripped a shot that had goal written all over it, but
again Piccirillo was up to the task. The ball deflected
off of her hands and went directly to Officer, but his fol-
lowup offering was blocked by Mike Norman defender
Samantha Burgess.
. Carper got free up the right side in the ninth minute,
but his shot caromed harmlessly off the left post and
was easily picked up by Piccirillo.
Carper found some space through the middle of
the Norman defense in the ninth minute, but Piccirillo
made another strong save to deny the Autoway striker.
Carper followed that offering with an even better shot
from 22 yards out that Piccirillo just got a hand. on. The
ball rolled slowly toward the corner of the goal, but
fortuitously bounced off the post to preserve the tie.
Autoway finally broke through when Officer beat
three defenders up the left side, cut back and found
Carper alone inside the box and he rocketed a near-post
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Autoway's bad luck ended in the opening seconds
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Officer completed his hat trick in the 35th minute
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Morgan Stanley got its first win of the season on
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Stephanie Purnell led West Coast Surf Shop with
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Nick Papazian notched the lone goal for Cannons
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Division I had a pair of games to open soccer action
on Saturday morning. LaPensee Plumbing received
four goals from Joey Hutchinson and one goal apiece
from Sarah Howard and Chris Callahan as they shut
out Danziger's Destroyers 6-0.
Island FamilyPhysicians received goals from four
different players as they carved up ReMax Gulfstream
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Martine Miller led IFP with two goals, while Alex Hall,
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one goal in the loss.
The Sun edged Morgan Stanley 5-4 in Division
II action on Sept. 22 behind a hat trick from Joel Hart
and one goal apiece from Arianna Collins and Connor
Field. Jacob Titsworth scored four goals to lead Morgan
Stanley in the loss.
Autoway Ford received an own goal and one goal
apiece from Neil Carper and Robby Officer to defeat
Ooh La La! Bistro by a 3-1 score in Division III action
on Sept. 21. Josh Zawistoski scored the lone goal for
Ooh La La in the loss.
Mr. Bones smoked Mike Norman Realty 3-0 in
Division III action on Sept. 20. Blaine Jenefsky led Mr.
Bones with two goals, while Keegan Murphy added one
goal in the victory.
ReMax Gulfstream Realty flooded LaPensee
Plumbing by a 9-4 score in Division I action on Sept.
19. Carlos Rios led the way with four goals, while Cory
Wash added three goals and Jordan Sebastiano notched
two. Zach Evans led LaPensee with four goals in the
Harry's Continental Kitchens cooked Danziger's
Destryers 6-2 on Sept. 18 behind three goals from Matt
Bauer in the Division I contest. Alex Burgess, Chandler
Hardy and Blake Rivers each added one goal in the
victory. Sage Geeraerts and Tommy Price each scored
one goal for Danziger in the loss.

Key Royale golf news
Jim McCartney fired a three-under-par 29 to win
the Key Royale Club's nine-hole, low-net golf competi-
tion on Sept. 18. Vince Mercadante and Austin Rice tied
for second at 30, while Bob Jorgenson, Larry Fowler
and Matt Behan were a shot back in third place.
On Sept. 15, the men and women teamed up for
a co-ed, two best balls of threesome competition.
The team of Terry Westby, Teddie Morgan and Al
Morgan combined to fire a six-under-par 58 to run
away with the title. Frankie Smith-Williams, Joyce
Brown and Lorraine Toiano finished four shots back
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A six-pack, double ringer by George McKay and
a single ringer from partner Steve Doyle brought the
McKay/Doyle team back from the brink of defeat to a 23-
20 victory over the team of Ron Pepka and Debbie Rhodes
to win the Sept. 16 Anna Maria horseshoe competition.
Rhodes and Pepka defeated the team of Hank Huyghe

AMICC soccer league schedule
Date Time Team vs. Team
Division I (ages 12-14) ,
Sept. 30 9 a.m. Harry's vs. ReMax
Sept. 30 10 a.m. Physicians vs. LaPensee
Oct. 2 6 p.m. Harry's vs. Physicians

Division II
Sept. 28
Sept. 30
Sept. 30

(ages 10-11)
6 p.m. IRE vs. Sun
11 a.m. Sun vs. Surf Shop
12 p.m. Cannons vs. M. Stanley

Division III (ages 8-9)
Sept. 27 6 p.m. Ooh La La vs. Americo
Sept. 29 6 p.m. Autoway vs. A&E
Sept. 30 1 p.m. Autoway vs. Mr. Bones
Sept. 30 2 p.m. A&E vs. Americo
Sept. 30 3 p.m. Ooh La La vs. M. Norman
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Sept. 28 6 p.m. Beach Bistro vs. LPAC
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Team Win
Division I (ages 12-14)
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ReMax 1 1
Family Physicians 1
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Raft registration averted, at least one seal saved

It appears that Big Brother has flinched when it
comes to oversight of "non-motorized vessels" in Flor-
- ida.
A subcommittee of the Florida Boating Advisory
Council had decided that registration is not needed for
canoes, kayaks, rowboats, non-powered sailboats and
paddlecraft. The vote was close - 4-3 - to recom-
mend the non-registration status to the full board in
December, which will then make its recommendation
to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
Anything that's powered has to have a registration
sticker, an FL number, in the state. Debate has raged, of
sorts, for years about placing some sort of semi-official
status on wind- or human-powered vessels.
However, the subcommittee did suggest "state-
approved education courses strengthen their educational
component for non-motorized vessels."
And get this: The group magnanimously decided to
ignore other "watercraft" classed as "watertoys" such as
<-- "air mattresses, inner tubes, float tubes, boogie boards,
surf boards, beach rafts or other similar devices designed
to be used by bathers at beaches, lakes or swimming
Can you imagine the furor that would erupt if all
"fun noodle" owners had to register their "vessels" and
take some sort of a boat-education course?
Before all you kayakers get worked up about the
need for some sort of boater education course, FWC
points out that, "Of Florida's 70 reported fatal boating
accidents in 2005, 10 involved non-motorized vessels,
_ which resulted in 12 of the 81 boating fatalities."
Be careful out there, no matter what type of water-
craft you're on.

There be seals here!
Willing to submit to charges of anthropomorphism,
here's what I'd like to think happened a few months ago
somewhere along the eastern seaboard of the United
"Hey, Big and Lumpy! What are you doing so far
from home?"
"Hey, you two little slinky girls, what are YOU
doing so far from home?"
The wandering manatee tells the pair of female'
hooded seals about the wonders of Florida's waters. The
seals describe the delights of their own home off New-
foundland. They part, each to vacation in the other's
home turf.
According to the Palm Beach Post, a pair of the
juvenile seals were rescued off a South Florida beach a
week or so ago. Patches and Sandy were dehydrated and
lethargic - no wonder, since they swam a long, long
way. They were responding to treatment, and Sandy,
was later flown to New Jersey for more care before
her release; Patches, unfortunately , worsened .over the
weekend and was euthanized Saturday.
The manatee's fate is still uncertain after it was
spotted off Cape Code a month or so ago. It was the
most-traveled sea cow noted to date, and probably will
-have to also receive some human intervention as waters
chill up north and it's long, long trek becomes more
deadly a fall and then i\ inter temperatures drop. Mana-
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Another manatee ventured/to the Chesapeake-Bay
area about 10 years ago and had to be flown back home
to Florida. Biologists have decided the Cape Cod mana-
tee isn't the same critter, as was thought by some.
The seal migration is not as rare, but what is uncom-
mon is the number of the little critters that are moving
According to the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration, "Hooded seals are named for
their bi-lobed hood, an enlargement of the nasal cavity
on the heads of males. The male can inflate the red-
colored hood as part of the mating ritual or to scare
off predators. Hooded seals are found in deep, cold
waters throughout much of the North Atlantic and
Arctic Oceans, but the seals, especially pups, tend to
*wander far outside this range.
"The seals have been spotted as far south as Puerto
Rico. This year, there have been nine hooded seal
strandings between North Carolina and Puerto Rico,
including three in Florida.",
The previous high spot in seal migrations came in
2001, when seven made a trip south. Most years see
one or two.
The Post offered a good quote about Patches and
Sandy, too. "They're like little extraterrestrials, really,".
Gregory Bossart, director of marine mammal research
and conservation at Harbor Branch, a research facility
north of Fort Pierce, told the newspaper.
There's no real explanation as to why the seals took
off. Speculation has been offered that warmer tempera-
tures in the Arctic Circle - global warming! - caused
the ice to melt earlier than usual and the seals just trav-
eled farther than they thought they should.
Another thought was that a change in ocean cur-

A male hooded seal with its distinctive red "nose."
Photo from International Fund for Animal Welfare

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rents - hurricanes! - spurred the extended travel.
Whatever, the little seals, all of 65 pounds each, are
called "notorious wanderers" when young, not unlike
a puppy or kitten trying to explore its new universe.
Oh, and to save you having to look it up, anthropo-
morphism is the placement of human characteristics to
non-human things, like animals or inanimate objects.

Bag it, and save a turtle
Bradenton Beach and its WAVES committee have
come up with a pretty nice little environmentally
friendly gift for folks heading to the beach.
They've got some nice little canvas bags that they
hope beachgoers will use instead of plastic to carry
drinks and eats or trash for a day on the sand or a day
The problem with plastic is that it tends to blow
around in the wind, littering the beaches and bays and
Gulf. The real problem with the plastic is that when
it gets into the water, sea turtles and other marine life
often mistake it for their usual food of jellyfish and
gobble it down, causing an intestinal blockage that can
often prove fatal.
The bags were the result of a grant from the Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program. Sponsors include the city,
Waterfronts Florida and The Islander.
We've got a few bags at the office, and you're
welcome to take one and, and the slogan states, "Swap
your bag ... save the beaches and bays!" We're at 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Sandscript factoid
Hooded seals are a bit more hardy than manatees,
able to withstand much more diverse temperature
extremes in their watery world. Nonetheless, they are
mostly a cold-water creature, and the waters off South
Florida and the Caribbean are naturally warmer than
their usual haunts.
Florida once had a.seal population, by the way.
.According to the International Marine Mammal Asso-
ciation, "At one time, Caribbean, 6r West Indian, monk .
seals inhabited the Caribbean Sea, northwest to the
Gulf of Mexico, as well as from the Bahamas to the
Yucatan Peninsula, south along the Central American
coast and east to the northern Antilles.
"The Caribbean monk seal was formally declared
extinct in 1996. The last reported sighting in 1952 was
from Seranilla Bank between Jamaica and Honduras,
where a small colony was known to have lived.
"The Caribbean monk seal was documented as
being easily approachable and not aggressive and
they were easily killed during directed hunts in the
17th and 18th centuries. It is also known-that sailors,
whalers and fishers opportunistically killed the seals
they encountered. As well, Caribbean monk seals
were killed by museum, collectors and displayed in
"All monk seal species appear to have been sen-
sitive to disturbance, and early habitat exclusion by
humans throughout their range may have exacerbated
their decline,"
The seals were grayish-brown in color and about
6 feet in length.

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Backwater * Near Shore * Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook * Redfish * Trout * Flounder
Mackerel * Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing * Reservations a Must!
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!
Capt. Mike Heistand * USCG Licensed

TIlE ISLANDER a SEPT. 27, 2006i 19

Fall's start should signal kickstart to fishing fun

By Capt. Mike Heistand
Some lingering traces of red tide are still somewhat
chilling fishing, and continuing warm water tempera-
tures are doing anything but heat up the action, but with
the start of fall last Saturday things should improve.
Inshore action for redfish, trout, snook and snapper
remains steady. Offshore fishing for grouper and snap-
per is also good.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said the start of fall Sept. 23
seemed to also start a positive note for fishing. "Red
tide blooms of the past two weeks have cleared up and
thin 'ook pretty good," he said. "Bait is still plentiful
and s ece alive and frisky in my bait well on a couple
of trips lately. The trips produced mostly redfish and
snook with pretty good numbers of each. The reds ran
from 14 to 3' inches depending on where you were
fishing, and t .. snook were pretty much the same, fish-
ing various areas mostly north of the Cortez Peninsula
over to the mouth of Terra Ceia Bay. The cool front
that passed through the area made for comfortable
angling conditions without the threat of rain, a welcome
change from the anytime-of-day deluges we had been
experiencing for weeks." Capt. Zach said other action
included a few trout, mangrove snapper and flounder.
He also offered this prognosis: "The amazing mackerel
run of summer 2006 waned a bit the past couple of
weeks, but it should commence again in earnest about
the first of October, with kingfish not too far behind."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said redfish and snapper
are the best bets right now, but snook are hitting "pretty
good," he said, and offshore fishing for grouper and
snapper is also good.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching keeper-size snook, a few red-
fish and some mackerel.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
redfish from the seagrass flats in the bay on the lower
tides near Prices Key at the mouth of Palma Sola Bay.
Snapper are being caughtby the Intracoastal Waterway,
and there is still an occasional mackerel hookup.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers
there are bringing in a few snapper, some small redfish,
sheepshead, small pompano and a few snook.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
-anglers are reeling in snook at night, plus snapper,
flounder, small sharks, a few mackerel and some large
yellowtail jacks. . ,'
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's finding fishing to be good 15 miles
to 50 miles offshore. "We are catching re dgrouper, gag
grouper, red snapper, mangrove snapper, triggerfish,
tilefish, lots of sharks and barracuda, he said, adding
that he, too, thinks the red tide seems to have cleared
Dave Johnson at Sniead Island Crab House said
there are snapper around tlhe dock in the mornings, and
redfish are being caught in Miguel Bay. Black drum are


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still coming out of the Manatee River, and - believe it
or not - some tarpon are being sighted but not caught
in front of Terra Ceia Bay.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include some
nice-sized redfish near Miguel Bay and Joe's Island.
One 37-inch snook was caught from Miguel Bay, and
bait is still plentiful.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching lots of
redfish to 27 inches,.a 22-inch trout, and limit catches of
mangrove snapper. There are also really big schools of
yellowtail jacks out there, with some 10-pound hookups

Beachgoers may be able to breathe, literally, a sigh
of relief regarding red tide off Anna Maria Island.
It would appear that the throat-scratching, fish-
killing algae that has been found off the Island shores
through the summer has somewhat abated in the past.
few days.
According to the Florida Marine-Research Insti-
tute in St. Petersburg, "extensive" samples last week
resultedin the determination thut, although "concentra-
tions in Manatee and Sarasota counties % ere generally
highest nearshore with highest concentrations detected
in the Ne" Pass area of Sarasota." fe"' complaints had
been voiced in the past few days along the beaches of.
the Island and counts were generallyin the "moderate"

Snook * Trout m Redfish * Tarpon * Grouper * Cobla


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Kelly Quin
caught this
shark about
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Fish Charters.

not at all unusual.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to news@
islander.org. Please include identification for persons
in the picture along with information on the catch and
a name and phone number for more information. Snap-
shots may be retrieved once they appear in the paper.

The bloom appears to have moved farther to the
north. FMRI found that red tide readings were from the
"present" status to "medium" near Clearwater Beach
,to "higher" readings farther to the north at Redington
Karenia brevis, the local version of red tide, is a
naturally occurring algae found in waters of Florida. At
times, for reasons still unknown to scientists, the red tide
"blooms" and can cause respiratory distress to humans
and marine mammals as well as fish kills. No cause of
the bloom has yet been revealed to scientists, although
some have postulated that nutrients within stormwater
runoff may contribute to the trigger of the bloom.


We'd love to hear your
fish stories, and pictures
are welcome, too.
Just give us a call at
778-7978 or stop by our,
office in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.

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FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
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SALE STOREWIDE: NIKI'S Gifts, Antiques, Jewelry.
Gorgeous collector dolls 50-60 percent off. Collect-
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BAYSIDE BANQUET HALL Affordable waterfront
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FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
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GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the-
court to represent and advocate for the best interest
of children who have been abused, abandoned or
neglected. Make a positive impact! Call 941-744-
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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

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

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

SUBURBAN 2500 SERIES: 1994 very clean, out--
standing maintenance records. Heavy-duty pack-'
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brakes, radiator, tranny cooler, etc. Must see to
appreciate. $6,500 or best offer. 941-730-9622.

2004 STARCRAFT DECK boat: 18-foot, 140-hp
Suzuki four-stroke in warranty. Showroom new,
always in dry storage. Perfect! 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. USCG licensed. Ice, bait,
tackle provided. 941-723-1107.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !

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-

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.

LOOKING FOR A nanny to care for 13-month old in
my home. Flexible work schedule including week-
days and weekends. Light housekeeping a plus!
Please contact Haley, 727-641-0240.

NANNY WANTED: LOOKING for responsible high
school or college age female to assist 7-year-old
with homework and after-school activities. Must be
able to provide transportation. Monday-Thursday,
$10 per hour, plus mileage. Contact Paige at 941-

LOOK WHAT'S NEW: Two Scoops, Ice Cream Parlor
and Coffee Cafe opening soon. Bayview Plaza,
Anna Maria Island, 101 S. Bay Blvd. Now hiring
part-time and full-time staff, varied work schedules
including day, evening and weekend shifts available.
Experience not required but helpful. Great pay and a
great place to work and have a little fun. Owned and
operated by your friends from Two Sides of Nature.
Apply today, applications available at Two Sides of
Nature. 101 S. Bay Blvd., unit 1.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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GET YOUR BOAT washed without the hassle, just
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Cross certified. Experienced with kids and pets of
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BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
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PAYTON AND DINA'S cleaning service: We do
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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
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MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
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Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
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Car Service. Serving the Islands. 941-778-5476.

puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. 941-

wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reason-
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CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
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upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Rerood-
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baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061,519,
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puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
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CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
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able for tutoring in math, science.and reading for
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Beautiful wood floors, granite
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2BRP2BA (anal home w [h sail- 3BR 2BA baylrornt home.
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exterior general household repairs. Offering quality
services since 1994. Reliable. Call Colin at 941-

PIANO AND VOICE lessons by New York profes-
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CEILING, TEXTURE AND fixtures, drywall, tile,
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dependable. A homeowner and resident of Bra-
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cornerstone of my business. Very reasonable rates
and terms. For more information, call Peter at 941-

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Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 941-

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and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William .Eller, 941-795-
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2203 88th St. Ct. NW NEW 3BRi2.5BA. lots of
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to help you get the home of your dreams.
SCompetitive rates.
If Local experts with the power to say "YES" to
your "home loan.
f Up-front approval* at the time of application.
IAs little as no-to-low down payment options
available to make qualifying easier.
S Loan amounts to $6 million.
f Construction financing available.

PamV oorhees
Home Loan Consultant
401 Manatee Ave. W. * Holmes Beach
pam_voorhees @ countrywide.com
(941) 586-8079

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

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
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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.
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.

sure washing, landscaping. owner operated by
Island resident. Exceptional value! Licensed and
insured. Call 941-726-7070. www.gulfshoreland-

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"

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

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential
and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.

Melanie Johnsomroker/Re.o

941 704-7394
WEST BRADENTON Cozyand cute 2BR/1BA old Florida-style bungalow.
Quiet neighborhood, large, fenced yard. $159,900.
ELLENTON Brand ne" l le garage with great
upgrades on a cul-de-sac a .Lrm- e Uutlets Mall. $349,900.
SARA it condo in popular Central Park II. Great
location AL.19,900.
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furnished, one block to beach, large screened lanai, two
pools, tennis and covered parking. $450,000.
Mike 800-367-1617
T^OT IHRH 941-77s.696
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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.

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

mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at

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

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
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.

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-

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.



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3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
Vic Caserta . (941) 778-4364 Fax
Realtor, fluent in 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
Italian, Spanish and English (941) 778-69432Home
(941) 730-1062 Cell

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WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetirie 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 estimates.

IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive dis-
tributor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free,
courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors.
Lic.# CBC1253145. 941-730-5045.

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

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

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

HOME REPAIRS AND improvements: General
repairs and quality renovation, including carpentry,
drywall, tile, paint, even landscaping. Please call
Chris, 941-266-7500.

RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-

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@tam-

SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.

We have two annual rentals and a few
Winter rentals available too. Call us today!

"We ARE the Island!"
SINCE 1957
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250,
E--mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com

419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 * PO Box 2150
(941) 778-2291 * EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (941) 778-2294 * www.betsyhills.com

1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking views. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. 901-301-8299 or e-mail

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

1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one
block from Bridge Street, three minute walk to
beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now taking res-
ervations for summer. Available weekly, monthly
or seasonal. 941-776-3696, or e-mail bjustin628@

2BR/2BA waterfront, unfurnished. Includes water,
sewer, cable. Old Florida Realty, 941-778-3377 or

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.

and fenced yard. Newly remodeled.: $1,200/
month plus utilities. Small pet OK. 941-795-8979.
Credit check.

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 -

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.

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each side. Good tenants in place. Affordably priced at $675,000.
This one won't last long!

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Replacement Doors and Windows
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ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: 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-
MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished
condo on canal. West Bradenton, five minutes to
beaches. $2,100/month. June through November
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA ground-level duplex.
Anna Maria city, near beach. $925/month plus utili-
ties. 941-778-7003.
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.
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.
lar views! Gated, pool, covered parking, security,
fitness center. $1,200/month annual. Call Maria,
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED, washer and dryer,
bay view. Quiet neighborhood. $850/month. 941-
townhouse, 500 feet from Gulf. Granite, tile in
kitchen and baths. Patio, private yard, washer and
dryer. $1,300/month. 941-778-4548.

condo, just steps from the beach, furnished, newly
remodeled, washer and dryer, huge deck, great
view. Call 941-650-4259, or e-mail shag1111 @
more, September through January. 2BR/1 BA duplex,
newly remodeled, one block to beach. $975/month.

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.

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.
2BR1BA plus den, nicely furnished. Short walk to
beach, restaurants. $950/month plus utilities. First,
last and security required. Nonsmoker, no pets. 941-

2BR, furnished, gated, pool, hot tub. Cable, air con-
ditioning, washer and dryer, on creek. $695/month,
yearly lease. Winter, $1,000/rmonth. E-mail chicken-
plucker@webtv.net. 863-688-3524.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA 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-
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.
cal 2BR/2BA, balcony, lanai and garage. Nice
quiet area. No smoking/pets. $1,000/month.

HOLMES BEACH: POO,L furnished 2BR/2BA. Oct.-
Dec. 31. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, tile through-
out, cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $1,400/
month or $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-3104.

the beach and Intracoastal Waterway, dock, soar-
ing ceilings to upper loft, master bedroom, walk-in
closets. $1,200/rnonth plus utilities. 941-809-6694.
ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. Great location,
2BR/1 BA, washer and dryer. 306 62nd St. $1,000/
month. First, last, security. 941-705-2757.
STEPS TO BEACH: 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex.
Great Gulf and bay views. Annual $940/month, plus
utilities. No pets. 941-922-2473 or 941-928-3880.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Island condo: Tropical
2BR/2BA second floor. Open and bright, carport,
pool and tennis. $1,250/month,. includes water and
basic cable. Anna Maria Gulf Coast Properties, 941-

ANNA MARIA VILLAGE annual: 3BR/2BA, washer
and dryer, steps to beach, shopping and restau-
rants. Annual, $1,100/month. 941-778-5482.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: CONVENIENT location, new
appliances, large back yard, pets considered, great
neighbors. $925/month. Garbage and yard service
included. 941-224-4091.
RIVIERA DUNES: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, den,
formal dining, gated maintenance-free marina com-
munity on Manatee River. Pool, tennis, fitness center.
$1,550/month, annual lease. 941-358-7560.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: Glimpse of Gulf from
large balcony, steps to beach, updated 2BR/2BA,
living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with granite
counters. All new appliances, large garage, office
with separate entrance and access to patio. 941-
NEAR BRADENTON BEACH: month-to-month fur-
nished 1 BR/1 BA condo. $750/month includes utili-
ties. References. Call Jackie, 941-929-7165.
condo completely furnished,,two TVs, porch, boat
dock. $995/month. Year lease. First, last and secu-
rity. 941-778-4451.
ANNA MARIA: ANNUAL rental. Beautifully remod-
eled efficiency apartment with new appliances. Just
two-hundred steps from Gulf beach, Back yard dock
with canal access to Tampa Bay. $645/month. Call

OWNERS! WE HAVE a list of qualified tenants
seeking annual rentals! List your property with us
and ride out the slow selling cycle. Receive income
on your property! We are very accommodating and
easy to work with! Call Adele at An Island Place
Realty, 941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Beachfront condo. 717-392-4048.
townhouse. Canal waterfront, boat slip and heated
pool. November and December $1,500/month. Jan-
uary through April $2,800/month. Real Estate Mart,


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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

with great views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walk-
ing distance to beach and restaurants. $779,000.
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,
ear Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to
4,900. 941-379-4196 or 941-954-7474.
KEY YALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gor-
geous vie of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage,
private docy 2,500,000. North Point Harbor canal-
front 4BR/3BA, f e-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/20,00-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. \

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.

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. Walk-
ing distance to shopping, 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.
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,

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.
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.

WEST BRADENTON: OPEN noon-4pm Sunday.
Six months condo fees paid!. Free-standing, pri-
vate three-bedroom upgraded condo with two-car
garage, new lanai. Call for details, 941-792-0763.
$309,900. 5605 Whipporwill Ct. off 59th Street West,

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.
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.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA end unit with full
Gulf views. Turnkey furnished, stainless-steel appli-
ances, granite, boat docks, tennis, pool. $659,000.
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,

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

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costs? Check out www.greengulfbuilders.com for
the solution.

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

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.vanderee.com.

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.
VACANT LOT: HUGE lot zoned R-2 in central
Holmes Beach. One block to the beach, Gulf-Bay
Realty. Call Jesse Brisson, 941-713-4755.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: Pristine townhome,
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool, close to the beach!.
SGulf-Bay Realty. Call Jesse Brisson, 941-713-4755.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.

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lot on caral with new dock and caged pool New kitchen cabinets
and-granile countertops New metal root. $580 000. Seller will
pay "pl towards buyers mortgage Call Carleen Weise Realtor,
941-224-6521 evenings.
KEY ROYALEThis oulslanding 3BR '3BA carialfrorl home has been
renovated updated and added orn E:xensive pavers brick walkand
-patios, new barrel roof 2004, 75-toot seawall, 50-fool dock wint
13,000 Ib bnatlift This home is lovely inside and out. A 27-foot
Sport Crati with twin 150s will slay with full price offer. Offered at
$1,650,000. Call Zee Catanese, Realtor. 941-742-0148 evenings.
GULFFRONTCONDDOSerene Gulf vistas can be yours ai a remarkable
price Spacious 3BR/2BA witn private lanai overlooking while sandy
beach. Undercover parking $795,000. Gall Lori Guerin. Reallor, 941 -
713-3415 or Carmen Pedola Realtor. 941-234-2598 evenings.
WEST BRADENTON REDUCED.Well maintained, updated 3BR/2BA
home on spacious lot. Wood flooring in livingarea. Roof replaced 2003.
Newairconditioning. Excellent slarler or retirement home A pleasure
to show. $265,000. Call Zee Catanese, Reallor, 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

GULF-VIEW CONDO: 2BR/1 BA condo with full Gulf
views. Low association fees, five-unit complex. Gulf-
Bay Realty. Call Jesse Brisson, 941-713 4755.
TROPIC ISLES, PALMETTO, Fla.Turnkey furnished,
spacious 2BR/2BA mobile with deep-water slip,
dock and davits, no bridges to Gulf. Share owned.
$203,000. Many amenities. 218-728-3690.

Sweeping bay views. Updated 3BR/2BA condo at
"The Point." Now only $579,900. Call Marilyn Trev-
ethan, Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.

WIDE CANALFRONT ISLAND lot on truly one of
the last few private islands of Florida. $562,500. By
owner. Call 941-697-8259.

50-by-1 10-FOOT LOT in Anna Maria. Owner will
finance. No streets to cross to the beach! $480,000.
813-837-6224. 117 Willow Ave.
SANDY POINTE CONDO with many upgrades.
2BR/2BA plus two-car carport, new wood floors,
stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertop, ceil-
ing fans and blinds. Walk to beach, enjoy watching
wildlife from your cozy veranda or take a refreshing.
dip in the heated pool. Perfect Island residence or
vacation getaway! $349,900.,Chard Winheim, Hori-
zon Realty, 941-713-6743.
BAYSHORE 4BR/2BA TOTALLY remodeled. Com-
munity pool and boat slips. $249,000. Real Estate
Mart, 941-756-1090.
dock. $829,000.Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Car-
olina homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Chero-
kee Mountain GMAC Real Estate. cherokeemountain-
realty.com. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.
tains, you are sure to find the perfect spot to call
home. Call Nancy Gaines, Gables & Gates, 865-388-
7703 or 865-777-9191. www.nancygaines.com.
PRIME NORTH FLORIDA hunting properties from
60 to 480 acres. Starting at $3,000 per acre, Call J.W.
Hill, licensed real estate broker, 888-821-0894.


SUNBOW BAY Direct Bayfront, 2BR/2BA end unit. S449,000.
MARTINIQUE N. Dired Gull, corner, gaoage, storage. Updated.
Shows beautifully. S859,000.
KEY ROYALE (analfront lot. 9,450 sf. Golf course view. S699,000.
BAYVIEW 4-5BR/4BA includes guest quarters, large master suile. S1,330,000.
IRONWOOD 1-2BR, exlra storage. S139,900. Greal buy!
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB 2BR/2BA lurnkey, boatl dock. 5794,900.
LINKS PINEBROOK Golf course view, sixth floor, lurnkey. S260.000.
DESOTO SQUARE VILLA 2BR/2BA, gated, pool, clubhouse. S175.000.
WOODLANDS 2BR, healed pool, ten minutes to beach.
5508C MARINA DRIVE - 778-0807 * 800-956-0807
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I KEE HOM E When you buy this duplex lot:
One block to the beach, just remodeled 2BR/2BA home, granite
counters, porcelain floors. Plenty of room for pool, add-on or
tear down and build two units. $545,000.

community. One-to three-acre lots from $79,900.
Gated entrance, great schools. Lakefront and marsh-
front available. Premium amenities package. Excellent
financing. Pre-construction sale Saturday, Sept. 30.
Call for more information! 888-525-3725, ext. 1796.
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. www.theridgeatsouthmountain.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.
ONE-PLUS ACRE Tennessee homesite: 1.8 acres,
large lot with nice view, level building site on top.
Stone outcroppings for natural landscaping. Pond
on the east side. Close to large state park. Only
$89,900! Call 866-292-5769.
ASHEVILLE, N.C., 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.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN LOG cabin: unfinished inside,
view, trees, private, large creek and river nearby.
$139,500. Owner, 866-789-8535. VA94.com.
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.
NEW, PRE-CQNSTRUCTION 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.
city coastal development. The Bluffs on the Cape
Fear. Fastest growing county in North.Carolina.
Grand opening Oct. 21. Direct ocean access. Pre-
construction incentives to call now. www.thebluff-
snc.com. 866-725-8337. Cape Fear Bluffs, LLC,-,,.
WESTERN NEW MEXICO: Private 36 acres,
$52,990. Trees, mountain views, wildlife,: borders
state land. Horseback riding, hiking, hunting. Perfect
family ranch get away, for retirement. Electricity. 100
percent financing. NALC, 866-365-2825.

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Michelle Musto, PA Realio,
301 Highland Ave., #2: 1 BR/1 BA, heated pool, furn. S299,000.
301 Highland Ave., #5: 2BR/1BA, healed pool, furn. S479,000.
1301.N. Bay Drive, #5B: 2BR/2BA, 1079 sf, pool, furn. S489,000.
230 Londonderry Dr: Lakefront home. 3BR/3BA, den 2,338 sf. 5473,000.
email: michellemusto@piudentialpalmsiealty.com

fullkitc.6nE and iurniture. Gaadbrinview fia Bridge .Village. Top-end luxury, pools,
*steps to the'privatebeach, pools, bay, and docks, slip, 2BR, bonus room, living,
'dock: Flexiblerental, on-site management. kitchen, dining, private elevator, turnkey
"$470,0060. . ' home. $999,900.

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GREAT SUNSETS acros,0s lo ,r, Clu.na maya ci Corn
B -s,:r, 'BiR io ,,r,,u -.r.ruie h:r . rer, iinr .a
dinette. Upgraded throughout and new H orizon
furniture. Fantastic for rental or second
home. $599,000. Realty

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941 .;8.2246. ML.S#5J I .9. From K2.500 000.

JEWFISH KEY A private Island paradise Elevated
cypress piil and bea3n home on irhe Iniracairiai
waterway 701cldot k Accessby boalornly.AnneE
Miller. 941-778 2246. MLS#535.314. ,1 95.0 00

DIRECT GULFFRONIT!!! Enj:y sun.ei v',e,, WATERFRONT DUPLEX Island duple, in waierfiril MARINERSCOVE Direc baytron, lopfitor 3BPh'/2A.
Iron .creened lanea lhai also overlocis pool stirrng 2BPJ2BA plu tamily room and 2'BR/iBA 2,000.st,ga3edcomminuiny tw:pools.lenri,elevalor,
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ML#5i1594.2 ,'750.000 MLS#532305 1I749.500

BEACHFRONT CONDO Top Iloo middle unit with
labuloijs views ol Gull 2PR/IBA coodo in a well
maintained 10unit comply in Holmes Beach Healed
pool. Near reslaurarnil Dave Moyniharn. 941.778.
22-16 MLS#5169,4. $575,000.

RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS low available several.
I1 r.r BPurnli'l bavironl.po l :idc arid,'liherview,
Some updaled phone lIr delaii3 On-isie remcials
941.778 2246 Priced '1349.000 $494 000.

FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Pomre end lurnisred
junlil ,fferliog pacious lloor plan wlnih a in 1i lchken,
breas ,lasI bar walk-in closels. lireplace and-
Iwo balconies Dave Moynihan, 941-778 2246.
MLS#50]3 :j i.65,000

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2246 MLS5523475 $359,900.

GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY view 01 country and
TimnbeCre�'coures very privaili.lurnisled Harold
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